DML Morning Briefing Wed. Nov. 10: New inflation numbers, cancelled classes, shocking LGBT survey, and more…
Today is November 10 and I am Dennis Michael Lynch. Below are my opinions on the stories grabbing headlines this morning.
1 – Consumer price index surges 6.2% in October, worse than expected
CNBC reports: Inflation across a broad swath of products that consumers buy every day was even worse than expected in October, hitting its highest point in more than 30 years, the Labor Department reported Wednesday.
The consumer price index, which is a basket of products ranging from gasoline and health care to groceries and rents, rose 6.2% from a year ago. That compared to the 5.9% Dow Jones estimate.
On a monthly basis, the CPI increased 0.9% against the 0.6% estimate.
Stripping out volatile food and energy prices, so-called core CPI was up 0.6% against the estimate of 0.4%. Annual core inflation ran at a 6.2% pace, compared to the 4% expectation and the highest since November 1990.
Fuel oil prices soared 12.3% for the month, part of a 59.1% increase over the past year. Energy prices overall rose 4.8% in October and are up 30% for the 12-month period.
DML: Watch Biden try to spin this as “proof that his plan is working.”
2 – Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers, Allen Lazard fined for COVID-19 protocol violations
ESPN reports: GREEN BAY, Wis. — The NFL’s review of the Green Bay Packers’ COVID-19 protocols was completed Tuesday, and a league source said the team was fined $300,000, while quarterback Aaron Rodgers and receiver Allen Lazard were each fined $14,650.
They were fined for violations of the protocols that were jointly agreed upon by the NFL and the NFL Players Association.
The source said the Packers’ cooperation with the investigation was taken into consideration, but the team was warned that future violations could result in increased discipline, including possible change in draft position or loss of draft choice.
The violations included the unvaccinated Rodgers not wearing a mask during his news conferences and because the team did not report that Rodgers and Lazard attended a Halloween party, even though it was away from the team facility. By attending, Rodgers and Lazard violated the protocol that prevents unvaccinated players from gathering in groups of more than three, which was the reason for their fine. The amount of the players’ fines were part of the jointly agreed upon fine schedule between the league and the players’ union.
DML: Kudos to Rodgers for standing his ground.
3 – Seattle schools cancel class due to staffing shortage, district says
Fox News reports: Seattle Public Schools says that classes are canceled for this Friday due to a shortage of teachers.
In a letter sent to parents, SPS said there will be no in-person or remote instruction on November 11 or 12 as part of its effort to “ensure the highest quality environment for student learning.”
The district told Fox News that, as of last week, more than 600 educators had requested a substitute and additional requests came in this week. It said teachers and staff have historically requested off the day after Veterans Day but because of current circumstances, the district does not have the capacity to “ensure student safety and high-quality learning.”
Washington requires all state employees to be fully vaccinated. SPS announced last month that 99% of its staff were fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
DML: Who wants to bet this will soon be common headlines if Biden keeps up his insane mandats?
4 – Nearly a third of millennials identify as LGBT, study finds
The Washington Examiner reports: Roughly 30% of millennials in the United States identify as LGBT, according to a recent study conducted by Arizona Christian University.
Among the 30% of millennials who identify as LGBT , 39% of those between the ages of 18 and 24 said they fall into that category, according to the results of the study , which surveyed 600 people between the ages of 18 and 37 and was overseen by George Barna, the school’s Cultural Research Center’s director of research.
“The generation is redefining sexuality, their own and how to perceive and respond to the gender identity and sexual-orientation choices of others,” the study, which was published as part of the Foundation of Freedom’s October issue, said. “With that have come new ideas and choices regarding marriage and family. Consequently, a social institution that used to be a safe harbor has now become a battleground.”
The study also looked into the political views of millennials and found in 2021, roughly 48% prefer socialism over capitalism. Millennials also said the most important issue the U.S. is facing is management of the COVID-19 pandemic, with climate change, racial discrimination, and abortion being the next top issues, according to the study. Issues listed by less than 2% of millennials as being among the most important include religious freedom, income inequality, and support for senior citizens, the results showed.
DML: Now we’re reaping the results of radicals taking over our schools.
5 -McConaughey comes out swinging against vaccine mandates for his kids
Fox News reports: Matthew McConaughey is speaking out on mandating vaccines for his children.
The issue has become a hot-button topic since a vaccination against coronavirus was made widely available early this year for adults. In recent weeks, developers have been working toward making the vaccine available to children, prompting questions about whether such a vaccine should be mandated for kids.
Speaking at The New York Times’ DealBook summit, the 52-year-old actor expressed hesitancy to require his children to get the vaccine.
“I couldn’t mandate having to vaccinate the younger kids,” he said. “I still want to find out more information. … There will come a time where you’re going to have to roll the dice one way or the other and go: ‘Where are the numbers in my favor?’”
DML: More people are starting to wake up.