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The state of Maryland and the District of Columbia have filed a lawsuit against Donald J. Trump as President of United States:

2017-6-12-DC-MARYLAND-vs-TRUMP

What’s an “emolument” you may ask.  This Complaint says it all…

It’s pretty clear what the problem is, tRump has been very public about his corruption.  Read the Complaint, it speaks for itself and oh, my, it has a lot to say.

 

So I see this notice, and run downstairs, “Alan, we’ve got to move!” and we hustled over to the “Solid Waste Campus,” and at the Bench Street intersection, waiting for the light, a fire truck comes roaring up, I quick take a left and scoot over to the right to let them through, it’s Lake City.  Yeah, this must be some “active emergency fire situation.”  And sure enough, I pulled over, got out, and got a few shots until I was shooed away.  This is what we first saw, just as the sun was setting, about 9:15 p.m.:

KTTC from Rochester was there too, and here’s their report:

Fire breaks out in Red Wing incinerator

Posted: Jun 07, 2017 9:47 PM CST

RED WING, Minn. (KTTC) – A four alarm fire breaks out in Red Wing Tuesday evening, damaging an incinerator.

Sixty-five firefighters have been battling the blaze since around 7:45 p.m., and called in extra assistance from around the region.

The fire is at the site of the Solid Waste facility at 1873 Bench Street in Red Wing.

Authorities request that residents stay away from the scene, as it is still considered an active blaze.

The facility takes burnable waste from Red Wing and surrounding communities in Goodhue and Wabasha counties.

Police say there was no one inside at the time of the fire.

The city also states that refuse and recycling will be picked up at normal times in the area for Thursday, June 8th.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

And on WCCO:

I think it was still burning when we got there, for sure it was smoking intensely.  There was smoke coming out of the roof on the east side, and they sawed at least two holes in the roof in the middle of the north side, and they opened up the big “incoming” door for offloading trucks and were dragging metal out with a front end loader, and then spraying inside, digging, spraying, digging.  and given that the inside was massive piles of garbage, it’ll likely take a long time to burn out or be put out.  The building has got to be a total loss, the new garbage grinder too, no word, but I’m betting.  Rick Moskwa looked pretty grim tonight as he headed from the site around the tanning factory building to the parking lot.

The incinerator was shut down a couple years ago now, and the old garbage grinder… BURNED… so they got a brand new fancy schmancy one using Minnesota’s Renewable Development Fund to buy it, and the grind up the garbage and ship it down a couple miles to the other side of Red Wing to burn it in the Xcel Energy garbage burner.  Now look at this mess… their brand new grinder has got to be damaged, if not destroyed.

The incinerator burns… AGAIN… right, maybe this will get the message through, no garbage burning in Red Wing.  ZERO WASTE!  We need to take steps toward this now and make it happen.

And from Red Wing Fire Department ~ 10 a.m. 6/8/2017:

Red Wing Fire Department

2 hrs ·

For Immediate Release
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Contact: Shannon Draper, Chief
Red Wing Fire Department
651.388.7141

Incident Date: June 7, 2017
Incident Time: 19:49 (7:49pm)
Incident Address: 1873 Bench Street, Red Wing, MN 55066
Alarm level: 4 Alarms
Resources on scene: 8 Engines, 3 Ladders, 2 Tenders, 5 Ambulances, 1 Battalion Chief and 3 Chief Officers. Total of 70 Firefighters on scene

Red Wing fire department received a call of smoke coming from the Red Wing city waste campus building. Units arrived on scene confirming a working fire and upgraded the fire call to a 1st alarm. Upon entering, the building crews encounter heavy fire condition in the tipping room area. Due to the amount of material and equipment in the building, the fire quickly grew and eventually involved 40% of the 36,000sqft building.

Fire was declared under control at 22:30 (10:30pm). Crews remained on scene working to overhaul the large building, looking for hot spots and putting out small fires until 01:10 (1:10am).

The building sustained major damage and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Red Wing Fire Department wants to thank our mutual aid departments for assisting during this emergency.
• Ellsworth Fire
• Cannon Falls Fire
• Zumbrota Ambulance
• Lake City Fire
• Goodhue Fire
• Red Wing Police Department.

The mission of the Red Wing Fire Department is to enhance the safety and security of the community by providing cost effective protection of life and property, through fire prevention, public education, fire suppression and emergency medical care.

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9:00 a.m. Central, 10:00 a.m. Eastern –TOMORROW, Thursday, June 8, 2017!

Here’s James Comey’s written statement published prior to the Committee hearing:

James-Comey-s-submitted-statement-to-the-Senate

Watch testimony of James Comey, former head of the FBI, before the Senate Intelligence Committee:

In the meantime, we reached “peak tRump” back in January, just days after his coronation — since then, it’s been down in the basement. There is a trend here, shown by most recent Gallup Poll:

tRump says, “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.” Sure Donny…

Listening to him speak is painful.  This idiot is talking about “Clean Coal.”   Claims that the Paris Accord stops development of “Clean Coal.”  DOH, IT’S THE ECONOMY STUPID!

He’s again blathering about 3-4% growth.  Delusional.

The Paris Accord hamstrings America?  The Paris Accord limits the American economy?

His points in the speech are insane.  A load of covfefe!

Here are tRumpe’s talking points handed out prior to today’s announcement:

Paris Accord_Talkers

At long last, the final round of Comments on the 5+ year long rulemaking have been filed.  A five year long process to enact the changes consistent with legislation passed in 2005, 12 years ago.  WHAT!?!?!  Yes, that’s how long it’s taken.  These are rules based on the Minnesota statutes for Certificate of Need (Minn. Stat. 216B.243) and the “Power Plant Siting Act” (Minn. Stat. Ch. 216E), which is transmission routing and power plant siting.

Here are the Reply Comments, and note there are very few:

Public Intervenors – No CapX 2020, U-CAN, North Route Group & Goodhue Wind Truth – FINAL_May 31 2017

McNamasra GWT Reply_20175-132415-01

Commerce EERA Reply_20175-132345-01

ITC Midwest_Reply_20175-132421-02

OtterTail Power_Reply_20175-132275-01

Xcel Energy_Reply_20175-132417-01

Next step — on the agenda at a future Public Utilities Commission meeting, where they’ll discuss changes, hopefully we’ll have oral argument of the parties and comments from the public, and then the rules are formally released to the public for public comment, a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge, and then back to the Commission for approval.  Probably it will be August… given the public comment period and hearing, this will be at least a SIX YEAR PROCESS!