A truck hauling a full load of toiler paper crashed in the Dallas area early Wednesday morning, with precious cargo being ruined.
The crash occurred in I-20 in South Dallas, temporarily shutting down four lanes of the highway. Reports indicate that the driver fell asleep at the wheel. Fortunately, neither he nor the dog on board suffered serious injuries, along with anyone else.
The loss of an entire truckload of toilet paper destined to San Antonio from Alabama is certainly a loss, however. The personal sanitation products have been in high demand since the beginning of the national Chinese coronavirus epidemic, with many of the nation’s grocery stores being perpetually sold out of the products.
Some retailers have adopted new policies prohibited customers from hoarding toilet paper. Delivery businesses have also taken to offering a free roll of the paper to customers purchasing their products.
Reports indicate that the driver fell asleep at the wheel, perhaps taxed by the urgent demand for the products. Some trucking regulations prohibiting drivers from working more than 11 hours a day have been temporarily suspended by the Trump administration with the hopes of allowing America’s essential retailers to stock the shelves to meet renewed demand.
The freeway reopened later in the day.
Crash spills toilet paper across I-20 in South Dallas. A semi heading to San Antonio from Alabama rolls over catching fire. Avoid I-20 westbound at I-45 if possible. It will take crews a few hours to clean up the paper mess. No one was hurt in the crash. pic.twitter.com/1jtr1BNRwO
— Nune (@kdfw015) April 1, 2020
You don’t learn to appreciate the simple things in life until you face the prospect of going without them.
NEW: Joe Biden Bashes Incoming Trump Administration In Leaked 2016 Call to President of Ukraine
Joe Biden speaks in critical and partisan terms of the incoming Trump administration in a new leaked call to the President of Ukraine unveiled Wednesday.
In the call, conducted in November 2016 a week after then-candidate Trump’s election victory, Biden bashes the incoming administration to the foreign leader, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Biden assails the Trump transition team as incompetent, turning down the idea of visiting the country before the January transition before Trump is “fully briefed” on matters related to Ukraine.
In a second call, Biden asks for Poroshenko to describe his conversations with incoming President Trump, going to to speak of Trump in more dismissive terms. He describes Trump as a “dog who caught the car, and who doesn’t know what to do.” Not quite a “dog-faced pony soldier,” but definitely not an appropriate way for an outgoing vice president to describe an incoming president to a foreign leader.
A Ukrainian comedian originally released the calls, suggesting questionable operational security within the conversations of Joe Biden and Poroshenko. Biden has a lengthy history of ethical questions regarding his relationship with Ukraine, including looking the other way as his son Hunter secured an extremely lucrative position at a Ukrainian oil company without any experience whatsoever in the energy industry.
Biden himself would later go on to demand the firing of a Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating corruption allegations against the younger Biden, a clear conflict of interest Biden merely dismissed when he spoke openly of securing the prosecutor’s firing at a Council on Foreign Relations public event.
This is a totally inappropriate way for a Vice President to speak to a foreign leader, and the public should be concerned about how Biden plans to conduct diplomacy should he be elected President.
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