DML Morning Briefing Fri. Dec. 10: Inflation, Insanity, DeSantis, CAIR and more…
By Team DML
Today is December 10 and I am Dennis Michael Lynch. Below are my opinions on the stories grabbing headlines this morning. I hope you share this briefing as doing so will make you the smartest person in the room, in my opinion.
1 – Inflation surged 6.8%, even more than expected, in November to fastest rate since 1982
CNBC reports: Inflation accelerated at its fastest pace since 1982 in November, the Labor Department said Friday, putting pressure on the economic recovery and raising the stakes for the Federal Reserve.
The consumer price index, which measures the cost of a wide-ranging basket of goods, rose 0.8% for the month, good for a 6.8% pace on a year over year basis and the fastest rate since June 1982.
Excluding food and energy prices, so-called core CPI was up 0.5% for the month and 4.9% from a year ago, which itself was the sharpest pickup since mid-1991.
Energy prices have risen 33.3% since November 2020, including a 3.5% surge in November. Gasoline alone is up 58.1%.
Food prices have jumped 6.1% over the year, while used car and truck prices, a major contributor to the inflation burst, are up 31.4%, following a 2.5% increase last month.
The Labor Department said the increases for the food and energy components were the fastest 12-month gains in at least 13 years.
DML: No way 80 million people voted for this!
2 – DeSantis Will Issue Emergency Order Barring State Licenses for Florida Facilities that House Illegal Alien Children from Biden Border Crisis
Breitbart reports: Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis will take a major step on Friday morning to stop the influx of illegal aliens claiming to be unaccompanied children into his state thanks to Democrat President Joe Biden’s secret nighttime flights, Breitbart News has learned exclusively from the governor’s team.
DeSantis’s administration, through the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF), will issue what is called an “emergency order” blocking the issuance or renewal of state licenses to DCF facilities throughout the state of Florida if any of those facilities are currently housing illegal migrant children — or illegal migrants claiming to be children — that the Biden administration flew into Florida.
DeSantis will appear in Jacksonville on Friday morning at a press conference to announce the new order as well, and the governor’s office conveyed to Breitbart News just how significant of a development this policy represents.
“The mission of the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is to protect the health, safety, and well-being of Floridians, especially children,” DeSantis spokeswoman Christina Pushaw told Breitbart News on Thursday evening. “To this end, DCF licenses facilities that house children whose families are unable to care for them. As a state agency, DCF serves the people of Florida. Diverting resources away from kids in need in Florida, to illegal aliens being smuggled here by the Biden Administration for clandestine resettlement, does not serve the people of our state. Under the new emergency rule, the federal government’s resettlement of illegal aliens (unaccompanied minors) from outside Florida does not constitute ‘evidence of need’ as required for issuance or renewal of a state license for a child-care facility. Therefore, no licenses shall be issued or renewed with respect to any child-care agency that provides services to illegal aliens transported to Florida from outside our state.”
3 – Crooks steal 40 firearms from gun shop as California crime wave continues to surge
The New York Post reports: Crooks made off with nearly 40 firearms during a smash-and-grab burglary at a California gun shop early Thursday morning, a report said.
The suspects shattered the front door glass at Whitten Sales just after midnight and stole the guns that were kept in a safe at the store, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing Garden Grove Police Lt. Mario Martinez.
The owner of the business tipped off police to the burglar after seeing a suspect on surveillance footage, the report said.
By the time police arrived, the thieves were gone. Police said they fled in two BMWs.
DML: The radicals allowing these smash and grabs are creating a deadly situation. The thieves aren’t just grabbing Gucci bags – now they’re going after guns!
4 – Couple Goes Crazy At A McDonald’s In Wild Viral Video
The Daily Caller reports: A couple went wild at a McDonald’s in a video making the rounds online.
In a video tweeted by @GAFollowers, a man and woman went ballistic at a McDonald’s, and the video needs to be seen to be believed.
At one point, the woman was literally attempting to crawl through the drive-through window. Give it a watch below. It’s absurd.
DML: Insane. What in the world is WRONG with people?
5 – CAIR Director and Former Women’s March Leader Calls Pro-Israel Group ‘Enemies’
The Washington Free Beacon reports: The Council on American-Islamic Relations’s Bay Area director called pro-Israel Jewish groups and synagogues “enemies” that “are working to harm you” in a speech to a Muslim-American conference in November.
Zahra Billoo, CAIR’s San Francisco executive director, urged the audience to oppose “the polite Zionists, the ones that say, ‘Let’s just break bread together.’” She singled out “Zionist synagogues,” campus Hillel groups, and even liberal-leaning Jewish groups such as the Anti-Defamation League as “enemies.”
“We need to pay attention to the Anti-Defamation League. We need to pay attention to the Jewish Federation. We need to pay attention to the Zionist synagogues. We need to pay attention to the Hillel chapters on our campuses,” said Billoo, according to video of the speech posted by the blog Israellycool. “Oppose the vehement fascists, but oppose the polite Zionist too. They are not your friends.”
“They are your enemies. They are organizations and infrastructures out there that are working to harm you. Make no mistake about it. They would sell you down the line if they could. And they very often do behind your back,” she added.
Billoo also told the audience to watch out for “the foreign policy organizations that say they’re not Zionist but want a two-state solution” and praised the increasing opposition to Israel from progressive members of Congress such as Democratic representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), and Ilhan Omar (Minn.).
“Eyes on the prize. Allah has promised us victory,” said Billoo.
DML: While America has been sleeping, this movement is getting larger and stronger.