Would-be bread bakers, you’re not mistaken. The spike in demand for flour and yeast that you’re witnessing in supermarkets is real.“At the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, people worried about staying at home, and so they stocked up, a lot,” said Mike Oase, chief operating officer of Kowalski’s Markets, which has 11 Twin Cities locations. “People bought everything in sight. It was bigger than a Christmas week.”Oase said that flour supply lines are returning to normal. “And yeast will be back in stock in the next few weeks,” he said.The phenomenon of empty baking-aisle shelves did not go unnot...
The Trump administration delayed the first-ever report from the Environmental Protection Agency blaming humans for climate change.
The EPA acknowledged in a 2017 report that human activity was, at least in part, to blame for glaciers shrinking, sea levels rising, coastal flooding and other threats, but the agency's climate change indicators website was not updated under former president Donald Trump, reported the BBC.
"Combatting climate change - it's not optional. It's essential at EPA," said the agency's administrator Michael Regan, who was appointed by President Joe Biden. "We will move with a sense of urgency because we know what's at stake."
The EPA had never before attributed global warming to human activity, even during Barack Obama's administration, but the agency neglected to release its findings under Trump, who had called climate change a "hoax."
The report shows data from dozens of federal agencies to show the damage already caused by climate change, including coastal flooding and wildfires, and attributed rising temperatures to increased energy consumption -- which has nearly doubled in summer months since 1973.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) raised safety concerns inside the U.S. Capitol after she aggressively confronted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) outside the House chamber.
Two Washington Post reporters overheard the Georgia Republican twice call out to Ocasio-Cortez by her first name, and the New York Democrat kept walking, so Greene picked up her pace and shouted accusations at her colleague and demanded a public debate.
"You don't care about the American people," Greene shouted. "Why do you support terrorists and antifa?"
Ocasio-Cortez thew up her hands in exasperation, and her office contacted the Sergeant at Arms to discuss security inside the Capitol after the Jan. 6 insurrection -- and Greene's actions didn't go over well on social media.
Marjorie Taylor Greene calling Representative Ocasio-Cortez a terrorist sympathizer is akin to the cheating spouse… https://t.co/l5GrpQ1N9X— stonecircle (@stonecircle) 1620901128.0
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez knows ignoring Marjorie Greene will drive her completely nuts It's like a high school bully try… https://t.co/OCCbeJeR52— Susan🌊✌ (@Susan🌊✌) 1620902085.0
Marjorie Taylor Greene doesn't realize how ridiculously stupid she sounds when she accuses Rep. Ocasio-Cortez of su… https://t.co/6EVH1V8Vmw— Amy Lynn ✡️🐝 (@Amy Lynn ✡️🐝) 1620903430.0
It’s driving Marjorie even more batshit crazy that she can’t get under the skin of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez. The Republic… https://t.co/UI4K8UMDmk— Mel the Enforcer (@Mel the Enforcer) 1620903106.0
#MarjorieTaylorGreene aggressively confronts Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, causing @AOC to call on Capitol Police to do their… https://t.co/DSxGLRj5tl— 𝘾𝙤𝙤𝙡 𝘽𝙡𝙪𝙚 Persuasion 🆒💙🗽🇺🇸⚠️⚠️ ⚠️ (@𝘾𝙤𝙤𝙡 𝘽𝙡𝙪𝙚 Persuasion 🆒💙🗽🇺🇸⚠️⚠️ ⚠️) 1620901839.0
Marjorie Taylor Greene chased Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez yesterday like she was a school shooting victim outside… https://t.co/aCo4FeEzgA— Kyla In The Burgh 🏳️🌈🏴☠️ (@Kyla In The Burgh 🏳️🌈🏴☠️) 1620901388.0
Hey Kev @GOPLeader, you better get a handle on the House Witch Marjorie Taylor Greene. The chaos and mayhem is what… https://t.co/ubFypdiKu2— W. Marc Paine (@W. Marc Paine) 1620903097.0
Wait....Seditionist Rep. Greene whose closest ally & friend participated in the insurrection actually shouted at Re… https://t.co/X1IjZjPX7h— 🖤🦋Rowan Moon🦋🖤 (@🖤🦋Rowan Moon🦋🖤) 1620903120.0
Rep. Greene aggressively confronted Rep. Ocasio-Cortez because that’s what the Quazy Trumplican party has devolved… https://t.co/cZqGQIuNlt— RollTide69 (@RollTide69) 1620902140.0
Just because Marjorie Taylor Greene can do this makes her think she’s tough enough to try and bully Rep. Ocasio-Cor… https://t.co/SKOe9Cl2AZ— Brooklyn (@Brooklyn) 1620903050.0
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is a f**king attention seeking QAnon idiot who appears afraid of and lashes out at tho… https://t.co/3anqFHCLNM— DorindaAVYS (@DorindaAVYS) 1620902715.0
This woman is the perfect representation of the uncivil, confrontational, bigoted degradation of our society. Rep.… https://t.co/VV2kSCC7mt— BDkinss -WearADamnMask-🌊🇺🇲 (@BDkinss -WearADamnMask-🌊🇺🇲) 1620903532.0
The actions of MTG are going to cause violence. @SpeakerPelosi WHAT are YOU going to do about this TODAY? Rep. Gre… https://t.co/A46QxcHUSP— Susan Gross (@Susan Gross) 1620902786.0
Conservative author Matt Lewis on Thursday ripped the GOP not just for ousting Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) but for transforming themselves into former President Donald Trump's "willing hostages."
In his latest Daily Beast column, Lewis commends Cheney for resisting the temptation to simply move on from the deadly Trump-incited riots at the United States Capitol building that were intended to block Congress from certifying the results of the 2020 election.
"She is operating under the assumption that her primary responsibility and loyalty is to the country and to the Constitution," writes Lewis. "She knows that the reason Trump always gets away with outrageous things is that people want to move on and not telegraph their impotence. So she won't let them."
Given this, Lewis believes that the GOP's decision to oust Cheney from leadership may mark a point of no return for the party.
"This feels like a big moment," he writes. "For years now, the Republican party has been shifting from a serious and responsible party to a childish and dangerous one, and Cheney's punishment may signal that the transition is complete."
Lewis also believes that Cheney's ouster might cause "some of the remaining Never Trump conservatives who were still desperately clinging to the Party of Reagan" to finally cut bait.
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