Today is June 11. Below are some of the stories grabbing headlines this morning. I hope you share this briefing as doing so will make you the smartest person in the room.
1.Gun control rally set for DC and 300 locations
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of protestors are expected to rally in Washington, D.C., Saturday and in separate demonstrations around the country as part of a renewed push for nationwide gun control. Motivated by a fresh surge in mass shootings, from Uvalde, Texas, to Buffalo, New York, protestors say lawmakers must take note of shifting public opinion and finally enact sweeping reforms.
Organizers expect the second March for Our Lives rally to draw around 50,000 demonstrators to the Washington Monument. That’s far less than the original 2018 march, which filled downtown Washington with more than 200,000 people. This time, organizers are focusing on holding smaller marches at an estimated 300 locations.
DML: I covered the first March For Our Lives after the Parkland shooting. Today’s march, much like the first march, will result in nothing productive. Instead of focusing on hardening schools and offering better services for the mentally ill, the objective of these liberal marches is to take away our guns. It will never work, liberal policies always fail.
2.Gas prices hit $5 nationwide for first time in over 2 decades
Fox News – The national average retail price for regular gasoline hit $5 per gallon on Saturday for the first time in over two decades, according to data from AAA.
It’s the highest the group has seen gas prices rise since it started tracking the data in 2000, and it’s likely to get worse as oil demand continues to outpace global oil supply, driving barrel prices even higher, AAA spokesperson Devin Gladden said.
As of Saturday, prices at the pump are 63 cents higher than they were a month ago and nearly $2 more than a year ago, according to AAA data.
DML: Democrats will do anything to play champions for climate change. I think this is all part of the plan to force people to go green. The longer prices stay high, the longer the talk about alternatives to gas. The result of all the Left’s voodoo pushing policies will be a massive meltdown. The economy isn’t going to slide into recession, it’s going to fall off the cliff all at once (jobs, housing, Wall St, Main St). The crash is inevitable with Biden at the wheel, and I think it’s coming real soon.
3.Heat wave threatens 40M people
USA TODAY -About 40 million people from California to Texas are sweltering amid a dangerous heat wave that threatens to match or eclipse daily high-temperature records through the weekend.
Phoenix and Las Vegas reported record daily highs on Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Arizona’s capital city reached 113 degrees, surpassing its previous record of 111 set in 1978. Las Vegas hit 109, breaking the previous record, set in 1996, by 1 degree.
And, in New Mexico, Albuquerque reached 100 degrees for the first time this year.
“It’s really the first big heat wave of the season,” NWS forecaster Bryan Jackson told USA TODAY on Friday. “It catches people off-guard.”
DML: It’s called summer, and it’s here a week early. I can hear Al Gore dusting off his cameras to make his next climate change film.
4.CLAIM: Trump’s Truth Social Is Banning Users Who Post About Jan. 6 Hearings, According to Reports
Variety – Truth Social, Donald Trump’s Twitter copycat claiming it is “free from political discrimination,” has reportedly banned users who posted information from Thursday’s congressional hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol — in which the former president is a key focus.
That’s according to several posts on Twitter by users who claimed Truth Social was censoring them. Reps for Trump Media & Technology Group, which owns and operates Truth Social, did not respond to a request for comment.
Travis Allen, whose Twitter bio describes him as an information security analyst, on Thursday evening posted a screenshot from the Truth Social app that said “Account suspended,” and he wrote: “My Truth Social account was just permanently suspended for talking about the January 6th Committee hearings.”
DML: I hope this turns out to be false, I hope there’s no banning over on Truth Social. If it is true, then I am seriously pissed at Trump and company for doing the same sort of censoring that Twitter and Facebook does to us.
5.Florida COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations rising
News 4 –The CDC is warning residents that COVID-19 cases are on the rise again.
Doctors said COVID-19 is not going away and recent numbers are proof. Florida cases have steadily been rising over the past three months.
As of Friday, 87 patients were currently hospitalized with covid in Jacksonville alone.
Currently, Florida is averaging more than 10,000 new cases daily. With the rapidly growing amount of cases, people are encouraged to be cautious around others.
DML: It’s not Florida only, I am hearing of cases from all over the country. And people are reportedly getting it really bad.