What more to say…

And the clown show just keeps on going, we couldn’t program or pay for such entertainment:

Putin Offers Political Asylum To James Comey, Citing Potential – NPR

Taking a time out, and internet access just isn’t so hot up here, and the insanity that is tRump, and the tRump administration, is hopping too fast to keep up with. But the trend is good, it’s getting deeper and deeper, and he can’t help himself, keeps digging his hole deeper.  What with all the formal investigations, from the House and Senate, to the FBI, to the Attorney General’s Deputy, to the HHS Inspector General, and what others?  Witch hunt my fat ass… Get over yourself, Donald, it’s not just you, clearly, there’s a big long laundry list of your administration and your cohorts who are under investigation, and you’re not the only one to be hiring private counsel, eh, Mike Pence?!?!

From the STrib:

Susan Walsh, AP

Trump confirms he’s under investigation, fires angry tweets

Can’t wait to be rid of this idiot and his cronies.


Photo/Susan Walsh)

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


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.


HEY LOSER — REVOKE EXECUTIVE ORDER 13780 — the “Travel Ban” or “Muslim Ban” — TODAY!

Executive Order 13769 and Executive Order 13780. are both bowsers.  Executive Order 13769 was revoked after Executive Order 13780 took effect.  How many Court Orders are needed before tRump gets the message that these Orders violate U.S. Code.  Note that in this decision, it’s all about U.S. Code, did not advance to addressing Constitutionality because it could be decided on compliance with U.S. Code — and the Court held that tRump went beyond his delegated authority.  The court found no proof of any national security rationale, no proof that people from these countries 6 (formerly 7) should be banned due to their national origin, etc.  Each of tRump’s arguments went flying out the window.



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

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.