|By Dean Daniel
Today is May 9. 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. Multiple people arrested as chaos erupts during NYC protest over fatal chokehold of Jordan Neely:
New York Post – Eleven people were arrested Monday night after protesters once again clashed with police during a Manhattan demonstration over the subway chokehold death of Jordan Neely.
The chaos erupted outside of the Broadway-Lafayette subway station where Neely was killed by another straphanger, Daniel Penny, a week ago.
NYPD Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey confirmed the arrests during a Monday night press conference and said police monitoring the protests found a Molotov cocktail on the ground.
Denny’s Insight: These protests never result in positive outcome. Destruction and vandalism don’t contribute anything of merit to an already crumbling city. Neely’s laundry list of crimes is extensive, but the mainstream media don’t find that to be noteworthy. Instead, the narrative is that Neely was killed by a white man and therefore the white man must pay (despite Neely being a danger to Subway passengers for years). Why aren’t the protesters demanding to bring back institutions that can help the mentally ill? It’s all performative with not-so-subtle intentions of pushing an intolerable ideology.
2. Biden Taps Economist Who Bemoaned Gas Prices ‘Too Damn Low’:
The Washington Free Beacon – High gas prices have been a nightmare for President Joe Biden. But they are a dream come true for a progressive economist whom the president tapped for a top White House post.
Jared Bernstein, Biden’s nominee for chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, lamented in 2015 that gas prices were “too damn low.” Bernstein, who was writing at a time when gas cost $2.09 per gallon, asserted that “seriously under-priced” fuel costs had “scary” consequences for the environment because they stoked demand for fossil fuels. He suggested a gas tax hike, even as he acknowledged that low prices at the pump help working families.
Bernstein could soon have a prominent role in shaping Biden’s economic policy at a time when many Americans list high energy costs as one of their top concerns. Just 36 percent of Americans give Biden a positive rating on the economy, according to recent polls. A major contributor is a dramatic increase in the price of gas, which increased from $2.42 per gallon when Biden took office to $3.61 last week.
The Senate Banking Committee will vote Thursday on Bernstein’s nomination. If confirmed, Bernstein will oversee the three-member council, which is tasked with advising the president on “economic policies that advance the interests of the American people.”
Denny’s Insight: Bernstein is a major D.C. shill who will further help the Biden administration’s mission to sink the American economy. Seriously, gas prices are unmanageable as they are now, and they will peak further during the summer months. And this guy is supposed to be an expert advisor? Just another clown being added to the circus.
3. Pharma Giant Behind Botox, Breast Implants Bankrolled Doctors Pushing Trans Cosmetic Procedures:
The Daily Caller – Allergan Aesthetics, a pharmaceutical company that produces Botox injections and breast implants, funded doctors who promote cosmetic procedures as particularly beneficial and even medically necessary for transgender people.
Allergan has been quietly funding research that promotes neurotoxin injections and injectable facial fillers, which the company produces under the labels Botox and Juvederm, for transgender people. The company has also paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in consulting and public speaking fees to doctors who are involved in this research, or who offer transgender cosmetic procedures that may involve Allergan products, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation.
One Allergan-funded 2021 study on the effect of minimally invasive facial cosmetic procedures for transgender individuals — such as the injectable facial fillers and neurotoxins produced by Allergan — concluded that “facial procedures can be of great benefit in enhancing patients’ self-perception and overall quality of life” and highlighted “the success of minimally invasive methods for assisting transgender patients in their facial remodeling goals and in the progress of their transition journey.”
The study has been cited nine times, according to Google Scholar. The study was not only funded by Allergan, but all seven doctors behind the research had ties to the company as advisory board members, investigators or paid consultants except for one who was both an employee and stockholder, according to the study. One of the authors, Dr. Terrence Keaney, has received more than $436,000 from the company since 2015, and another author, Dr. Alexander Rivkin, received more than $323,000 in the same time frame, according to data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Denny’s Insight: Personal take here, but I believe plastic surgeon specialists who solely practice for aesthetic reasons, or solely partake in transgender implants like this company, should not be grouped in the same class as medical doctors, trauma surgeons, etc. Even calling them doctors feels weird. Their specialty is altering the natural human body to fit some imagined idea by the patient, instead of consoling the patient to be proud and accepting of who they are. Their practice has always felt Frankenstein-ish to me. Also, just another reason to not trust big pharma.
4. El Paso Shelter Director: ‘Humanitarian Crisis’ Is Worst I’ve Ever Seen, ‘We Are Expecting the Worst’ when Title 42 Ends:
Breitbart – On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “José Díaz-Balart” John Martin, who is the Director of the Opportunity Center for the Homeless in El Paso, TX stated that there is “a humanitarian crisis” in the city, “we’ve never seen the situation as critical” as it is now, and “we’re overwhelmed.” Martin also stated that they’re “expecting the worst” as Title 42 is lifted.
Martin said, “Well, the reality is that we’re overwhelmed. We’ve got several partners within the community. All of the emergency shelters are operating at or over capacity, and to give you an example of our situation with the Opportunity Center for the Homeless, we’ve got 200 inside the shelter, and we’ve had up to 810 outside the shelter camped in the alley. So, it truly is a humanitarian crisis.”
He added, “This all started for us a little over a week-and-a-half ago when we saw the influx come in, and then it’s exponentially increased. And it is prior to the lifting of Title 42, and we are expecting the worst. We are hearing numbers anywhere from 500 to 1,000 to 1,500, and it just depends upon the source that you’re talking to. The difficulty that we have is that we’ve got a mix of individuals and/or families as it relates to the processing, some of which that have gone through it, many of which that have not, and they’ve been relying on either the CBP One app or they’ve been trying to file their applications online. But most recently, we found that you’re not able to travel if you go through the online process or also what’s referred to as the pro se. So again, that means they’re staying in El Paso. In all honesty, even at the height of what we saw at the latter part of 2022, we’ve never seen the situation as critical as what you’ve got here.”
Denny’s Insight: Two days left until the end of Title 42. As I’ve said in other briefings, the unimaginable damage this influx will cause on the U.S. is being completely overlooked by mainstream media. El Paso is practically lost, as are many border towns and cities. How we’re going to recover from this as a nation is beyond me.
5. White House braces for Hunter Biden headlines as father ramps up reelection bid:
Washington Examiner – President Joe Biden’s White House and campaign are bracing for a barrage of Hunter Biden headlines amid a Justice Department investigation, congressional Republican inquiries, and an Arkansas paternity court case.
The developments coincide with another round of poor polling for Joe Biden as he starts fundraising and stumping for his 2024 reelection bid.
Hunter Biden’s legal and congressional oversight entanglements could pose “a significant problem” for Joe Biden with independent voters next year, according to Republican strategist John Feehery.
“Coupled with the revelations that the intelligence community engineered a letter calling the laptop a Russian hoax, a Hunter indictment could show how completely corrupt the Biden family really is,” Feehery told the Washington Examiner.
Onetime Arkansas U.S. Attorney Bud Cummins, a George W. Bush appointee, joked Joe Biden would “secretly welcome any final resolution to Hunter’s criminal liability if the accusations only involve taxes and guns and not bribery or treason.”
“Pleading to ‘[an] illegal tax deduction of $30,000 and for lying about his substance abuse … when he purchased a weapon’ sounds like a win for them if that’s the case and that is the end of it,” the Arkansas chairman of former President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and a member of his White House transition team said. “They may throw a party.”
Denny’s Insight: Hunter Biden should be in prison. End of story.
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