Via Baltimore Sun:
A three-alarm fire tore through Domino Sugar’s massive raw sugar storage shed and entered the Baltimore sugar refinery on a conveyor belt Tuesday afternoon, officials said.
Firefighters were called about 3 p.m. to the storage shed behind the waterfront refinery at 1100 Key Highway East, where flames could be seen from a distance and thick smoke with a burnt sugar odor billowed across the harbor.
Smoke billows from a fire at the Domino Sugar factory in Baltimore.
This is never going to end.
Derek Chauvin — the former Minneapolis officer who pressed his knee on George Floyd’s neck for more than 9 minutes during his fatal arrest on May 25, 2020 — has been found guilty of 2nd-degree murder.
The jury delivered the verdict after more than 10 hours of deliberation. The maximum penalty for 2nd-degree unintentional murder is 40 years in prison. Sentencing will be handed down at a later date.
Via NY Post:
Vive la France!
Vaccinated Americans emerging from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic and feeling a strong urge to travel, may soon be able to set their sights on the Eiffel Tower.
French President Emmanuel Macron said in an interview Sunday that officials have been firming up plans to grant entry to fully jabbed Americans — of whom there are now some 85.36 million, or 26% of the population — as part of a broader tourism reopening.
“We will progressively lift the restrictions in the beginning of May, which means that we will organize in the summer time with our professionals in France for French European citizens, but as well for American citizens,” he said on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.” “So we are working hard to propose a very concrete solution, especially for US citizens who are vaccinated, so with a special pass, I would say.”
Via NY Post:
A Minnesota man is facing a murder charge for punching a high school hockey coach during a deadly dispute that started over social distancing, prosecutors said.
Ryan John Whisler, 44, of St. Paul, was charged with second-degree murder Monday in the death of Michael G. Ryan, 48, who coached the girls’ hockey team at Jefferson High School in Bloomington, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office.
Witnesses at a bar in St. Paul told cops Whisler and Ryan went at the same time to the bathroom, where some urinals were covered in cellophane to encourage social distancing, according to a criminal complaint.
Whisler then took cellphone video of himself urinating at the covered urinal, which
“agitated” Ryan, but the coach didn’t say anything, the complaint states.
Ryan later called out Whisler as his group was leaving the bar, setting off an argument that continued outside, prosecutors said.
It isn’t fair to Walter Mondale that his legacy will be defined by his landslide loss to Ronald Reagan in the 1984 presidential election, but it is also unavoidable.
Mondale, the former vice president under President Jimmy Carter, died Monday at the age of 93. He had a long career in politics and public service, getting his start on Hubert Humphrey’s 1948 Senate campaign in Minnesota, eventually serving in the U.S. Senate himself — the last four years with Joe Biden — before accompanying Carter to the White House. Later, he would serve as the American ambassador to Japan. That is an honorable list of accomplishments.
Unfortunately, though, Mondale will be remembered primarily for his landslide loss to Reagan in the 1984 presidential race. Reagan won 49 states — Mondale, the Democratic nominee, won only his home state (barely) and the District of Columbia. It remains the most lopsided presidential election of the last 40 years.
Via The Sun:
THOUSANDS of National Guard troops have been drafted in to Minneapolis as the city braces itself for riots when the imminent verdict in Derek Chauvin’s trial is given.
It comes as countless protesters took to the streets when the closing arguments were heard on Monday, with demonstrators brandishing signs that read “Blue Lives Murder” as they demanded justice for George Floyd.
Defund them though…
Via NY Post:
Rep. Maxine Waters — who has been blasted for calling on protesters to “get more confrontational” if former cop Derek Chauvin is acquitted of murder charges in George Floyd’s death — reportedly asked for police protection during her trip to Minneapolis.
A document obtained and published by Townhall appears to show that the Democratic congresswoman requested a police escort to the city, where she called for people to “stay in the streets” during the unrest.
Waters, 82, flew to Minnesota-St. Paul International Airport on Saturday and demanded a guilty verdict for the former officer “or else.”
The document published by the outlet lists the “requesting organization” as the US Capitol Police and the “name of the primary protectee” as Waters, who was flying on Delta.
New York Post recently posted a story saying COVID-19 Vaccines are linked to outbreaks of Herpes.
Except it’s not. Because the New York Post is a deeply stupid bunch of people.
Herpes ZOSTER is shingles. Herpes is just the medical term for that type of skin eruption.
Now of course vaccines have their problems but getting an STD from them is DEFINITELY not one of them.
That extra head you grew …that’s a problem though.
Texas’ Lt Governor Dan Patrick Says He Won’t Bring Constitutional Carry To Senate Floor Because There Aren’t Enough Votes…
There are 18 Republicans in the Senate. 18 votes are needed to pass constitutional carry. He should bring it to the floor so we can see who the traitors are.
Via Texas Tribune:
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Monday that the state Senate does not currently have the votes to pass permitless carry of handguns but that he will try to see if there is a “path” to change that.
The news from the Republican presiding officer of the Senate came days after the House approved a permitless carry bill, commonly referred to as “constitutional carry” by supporters.
“If we have the votes to pass a permitless carry bill off the Senate floor, I will move it,” Patrick said in a statement. “At this point we don’t have the votes on the floor to pass it. I plan to meet with law enforcement who oppose permitless carry and with the [National Rifle Association] and [Gun Owners of America] who support it to see if we can find a path that a majority of senators will vote to pass.”
Black People To Boycott Home Depot Because It Won’t Issue Negative Statements About Georgia Voting Law…
And Home Depot will reply “We sell tools, shut up”
Via NY Times:
A major coalition of Black faith leaders in Georgia, representing more than 1,000 churches in the state, will call on Tuesday for a boycott of Home Depot, arguing that the company has abdicated its responsibility as a good corporate citizen by not pushing back on the state’s new voting law.
The call for a boycott, led by Bishop Reginald T. Jackson, who oversees all 534 African Methodist Episcopal churches in Georgia, represents one of the first major steps to put significant economic pressure on businesses to be more vocal in opposing Republican efforts in Georgia and around the country to enact new restrictions on voting.
“We don’t believe this is simply a political matter,” Bishop Jackson said in an interview. “This is a matter that deals with securing the future of this democracy, and the greatest right in this democracy is the right to vote.”