Fed-up parents send school board packing, Hillary, refugees, Remington and more…
By Team DML
Today is February 16 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 – Fed-up parents revolt, show leftist school board who is really in charge
Fox News reports: San Francisco residents overwhelmingly approved of a vote Tuesday to recall three of the city’s school board members, election officials said.
Critics, including San Francisco Mayor London Breed, argued the members — school board President Gabriela López, Vice President Faauuga Moliga and Commissioner Alison Collins — pushed progressive politics rather than act in the best interest of children during the pandemic, and voters agreed, according to the San Francisco Department of Elections.
“The voters of this city have delivered a clear message that the school board must focus on the essentials of delivering a well-run school system above all else,” Breed said in a statement after the vote. “San Francisco is a city that believes in the value of big ideas, but those ideas must be built on the foundation of a government that does the essentials well.”
The mayor, who is now responsible for appointing new board members to fill the vacancies until another election in November, also praised the parents who initiated the effort.
Those who opposed the recall called it a waste of time and money, but enough San Francisco residents launched the recall effort in January 2021, claiming the school board members poorly chose their priorities, which included the renaming of 44 schools, but were slow to reopen district schools that were closed under the coronavirus pandemic.
(The 3 board members were ousted in a landslide, by 78%, 74% and 71%.)
DML: This needs to be happening all over the country!
2 – Reporter presses Hillary Clinton on ‘spying’ allegations
The Washington Examiner reports: Hillary Clinton ignored questions about allegations that her 2016 presidential campaign helped orchestrate a spying operation against rival and then-candidate Donald Trump.
A Daily Mail reporter confronted the former secretary of state in New York City on Tuesday about the fresh controversy that has arisen out of special counsel John Durham’s investigation.
“Did you pay to spy on the Trump campaign?” Laura Collins, the outlet’s chief investigative reporter, asked Clinton in one video. “When are you going to comment on the spying allegations, Hillary?”
Clinton, who was wearing a face mask, waved, didn’t respond, and kept walking into a building. The news outlet said she was arriving at daughter Chelsea’s apartment in Manhattan. Clinton similarly ignored questions upon leaving a restaurant in Queens.
DML: Somehow, she slithers past every scandal, despite the evidence.
3 – Sandy Hook families settle with Remington, marking 1st time gun-maker held liable for mass shooting
ABC News reports: Remington Arms agreed Tuesday to settle liability claims from the families of five adults and four children killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to a new court filing, marking the first time a gun manufacturer has been held accountable for a mass shooting in the U.S.
Remington agreed to pay the families $73 million.
The settlement comes over seven years after the families sued the maker of the Bushmaster XM15-E2S semiautomatic rifle that was used in the 2012 mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
Nicole Hockley, whose son, Dylan, was killed in the shooting, said in a statement, “My beautiful butterfly, Dylan, is gone because Remington prioritized its profit over my son’s safety. Marketing weapons of war directly to young people known to have a strong fascination with firearms is reckless and, as too many families know, deadly conduct. Using marketing to convey that a person is more powerful or more masculine by using a particular type or brand of firearm is deeply irresponsible.”
DML: I’ve never yet heard of any gun picking itself up off the table and pulling the trigger.
4 – BIDEN’S UNLIMITED RESETTLEMENT: 74K AFGHANS SENT TO AMERICAN COMMUNITIES
Breitbart reports: President Joe Biden, with help from former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, has resettled more than 74,400 Afghans across American communities since mid-August 2021.
The latest Department of Homeland Security (DHS) data reveals the extent of Biden’s unlimited Afghan resettlement operation — the largest in American history — since his administration’s withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
As of this week, more than 74,400 Afghans have been resettled in small towns and cities across 46 states. Today, just 1,200 Afghans remain temporarily living on U.S. military bases, as all others have been placed in communities.
More than 76,000 Afghans, in total, have been brought to the U.S. even as top DHS officials admit that minimal vetting procedures are conducted. This month, an Afghan man was charged with sexually assaulting a woman. In January, an Afghan man was convicted for sexually molesting a three-year-old girl.
DML: Welcome to Biden’s America.
5 – Three recent wild demands by left-wing college student activists
The Washington Examiner writes: In recent months and years, liberal students have turned to activism to pressure administrators to adopt a slew of left-wing policies.
Last week, at the University of Chicago, a student group demanded that the university spend $1 billion over 20 years on affordable housing in the South Side of Chicago as reparations for slavery.
The demand is the latest example of a student organization attempting to pressure administrators to acquiesce to a series of demands, from the firing of faculty deemed objectionable, racial quotas in university admission and hiring processes, and reparations like those demanded at the University of Chicago, to the cancellation of speaking events by conservative lecturers.
1. University of Chicago – stud
2. ents demanded “reparations,” including a $20 million fund for rental assistance and $1 billion over 20 years for long-term affordable housing.
3. Georgetown University – students demanded the firing of a professor who criticized Joe Biden on Twitter, and also demanded the school provide them with a place to cry.
4. University of Washington – students demanded the university implement an admissions quote of 24% for students from Native American backgrounds.
DML: Somebody needs to tell these kids it’s time to grow up.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…. The following bombshell report came out last night!