AOC running out of time, chaotic celebration, scary bar story and more!
By Team DML
1. Key US-Canada bridge reopens as Ottawa protest persists
AP NEWS— WINDSOR, Ontario (AP) — The busiest U.S.-Canada border crossing was open Monday after protesters demonstrating against COVID-19 measures blocked it for nearly a week, but a larger protest in the capital, Ottawa, persisted as city residents seethed over authorities’ inability to reclaim the streets.
Demonstrations against COVID-19 restrictions and other issues have blocked several crossings along the U.S.-Canada border and hurt the economies of both nations. They also inspired similar convoys in France, New Zealand and the Netherlands. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned that truck convoys may be in the works in the United States.
Police in Windsor, Ontario, arrested 25 to 30 protesters and towed several vehicles Sunday near the Ambassador Bridge, which links Windsor — and numerous Canadian automotive plants — with Detroit. The bridge reopened to traffic late Sunday night, a spokeswoman for bridge owner Detroit International Bridge Co. confirmed. Canada Border Services also confirmed that the bridge is open.
DML: Respect for the truckers and protesters. FREEDOM!
2. 1 dead, 8 hospitalized after drinks spiked in Bavarian bar
NY POST— BERLIN — One man died and eight others were hospitalized in serious condition after drinking spiked drinks at a bar in Bavaria, German police said Monday.
The man who died was 52 years old, and the others were between 33 and 52, police told German news agency dpa.
Police didn’t say what the group of people had been drinking because of the ongoing investigation, but said they had ordered and shared one bottle. Local media reported they had all been drinking from a bottle of Champagne.
The Saturday night incident left people lying on the ground with cramps.
A police spokeswoman said there was suspicion of negligent homicide, but they aren’t looking at any suspects for the time being.
DML: I find this really disturbing. It’s a sick world. Tell your loved ones to be careful.
3. AOC running out of time to challenge Chuck Schumer
WASHINGTON EXAMINER— If far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez intends to mount a Democratic primary challenge to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, she has to act soon.
The window of opportunity is closing as New York state’s filing deadline approaches on April 7, ahead of the June 28 Democratic primary.
AOC has never overtly said she was eyeing a primary challenge to Schumer, who has led the Democratic caucus as both minority and majority leader and is a prominent fixture in New York politics, where his allies credit him with being closely attuned with his constituents.
DML: Hmmmm, Schumer or AOC… Either way, New York is screwed if one of these morons is their senator. But apparently old Chucky is desperate to avoid a battle with the bartender.
4. Rams fans ordered to leave downtown L.A. as Super Bowl celebrations turn chaotic
NBC NEWS— Rams fans reveling in Sunday’s Super Bowl victory were ordered to clear out of downtown Los Angeles overnight as celebrations took a chaotic turn, with video posted to social media showing some jumping on vehicles while others lit fireworks in the middle of a busy street.
The area was rammed with revelers following Sunday’s 23-20 victory against the Cincinnati Bengals, with fans taking over the streets as horns — and police sirens — blared.
At around 9 p.m. local time, the Los Angeles Police Department tweeted out that it had issued a dispersal order in the downtown area as some of the celebrations got out of hand.
“We ask those that are celebrating tonight, celebrate responsibly. Do not allow your actions to tarnish a great #SuperBowl win,” the department said.
The crowd stayeed anyway, and the LAPD said it was “seeing violent and destructive behavior by large crowds in the heart of the Downtown LA area” at around 10:30 pm local time (1:30 a.m. ET).
“We have issued several dispersal orders and have a large police presence,” they said. “Everyone that is part of those crowds, obey all dispersal orders and clear the streets immediately.”
DML: That’s not a celebration, you clowns. Less talking, more handcuffs.
5. Super Bowl ads go heavy on nostalgia and star power
AP NEWS— NEW YORK (AP) — On the field, the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals played a nail biter during Super Bowl 56, with the Rams emerging victorious.
Off the field, Super Bowl advertisers were in a tough competition of their own. Advertisers shelled out up to $7 million for 30 seconds of airtime during the Super Bowl, so they pulled out all the stops to win over the estimated 100 million people that tune into the game. Big stars, humor and a heavy dose of nostalgia were prevalent throughout the night.
“The Super Bowl featured positive, up-beat advertising,” said Northwestern University marketing professor Tim Calkins. “For the most part there was no mention of the pandemic, COVID or masks.”
DML: I could show you Super Bowl ads, but why support the people supporting the corrupt NFL? There’s only one worth sharing. Enjoy.