The Canadian truck convoy protest is expanding. Moving swiftly. Disrupting everything in its path. Consider how much it has accomplished since last saturday.
I am concerned. It is obvious. This is the fourth time in a week I have addressed the problem.
Note this is not an incidental occurrence. It is organized. Moving too fast to be otherwise.
Canadian laws are a bit different than ours. The Ottawa police chief advised over the weekend he did not have the authority in most instances to deal with the protesters.
Such must be the case. One of the Mayors involved went to court yesterday seeking an injunction to allow police to “physically” move in and end the blockade.
Two developments since yesterday. One came to our attention for the first time yesterday. The other new.
The first has to do with American support for the convoy. The convoy which is already threatening the U.S. economy.
Sean Hannity is cheering the truckers. Tucker Carlson’s online store is selling tee shirts: “I (heart) love truckers.”
U.S. conservatives are openly supporting the convoy. Many are speaking out in that support. Some are the “fringe” in Republican politics.
Congresswoman Wendy Rodgers one of the crazies. Her reason for supporting the convoy” “It will be payback for Colin Kaepernick and the kneeling.”
Rand Paul claims in support of the convoy: “Somebody’s gotta stand up.”
There is a concern the convoy intends to disrupt the Super Bowl sunday. The game to be played in Los Angeles. There is also concern the convoy may attempt to disrupt the State of the Union Address March 1.
The Department of Security has brought attention to the two concerns.
Note that 2 hashtags have in the past week been getting big play: #ShutDownSuperBowl and #SugarBowlTrafficking.
Trump and the toilet dump continues to get more attention. Not so much as a joke. Rather that it exhibits one way Trump may have tried to destroy documents that should have been preserved. Documents that are suspected to have been flushed down toilets in the White House and Mar-a-Lago.
Yesterday, videos began appearing on TV and the internet showing Trump claiming toilets do not have proper power to flush. He did it primarily at rallies. Made a joke of it, but stayed with the theme.
Trump claimed it took 10-15 flushes to get things to go down.
Could the “things” have been missing and shredded documents?
It happens. Livestock becomes afflicted with a disease and has to be destroyed in its entirety to prevent spread.
The “bird flu” struck a poultry farm in Indiana. Thirty thousand turkeys had to be euthanized.
The Indiana case is the first to show up in a commercial U.S. operation since 2020. It has been six years the bird flu on Indiana farms was last discovered. Hundreds of thousands were killed as a result.
Bird flu rapidly spreads among all type poultry. It is a foreign disease. Should not even be occuring in the U.S.
Denise Derrer Spears is a member of the Indiana State Board of Animal Health. She said, “It’s a big deal…..We need to stamp it out before it gets out of control.”
Syracuse begins playing better basketball and disaster strikes.
One reason for the better play is that of center Jesse Edwards. He is out for the season. He fractured his left wrist in the Boston College game tuesday. He is being operated on this morning. He will be out for the season.
The sun may be shining brightly. However, it continues to be cold in Key West.
Enjoy your day!