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Burger Kangz Gets Riddled

A woman in Memphis, Tennessee whipped out her guns and started firing because she was upset over the wait time at a Burger King drive-through window. We kid you not! The moral of the story: If you’re on the road heading through Memphis, don’t wait — just drive right on through. More from The Salty Cracker.

Good News For A Change

The first shipments of coronavirus vaccine have been sent to the FedEx hub in Memphis, Tenn., straight from a Pfizer manufacturing plant in Portage, Mich. It won’t be long before CNN is thanking Joe Biden for his incredible work getting this done! More from Mark Dice.

King Cotton & The Confederacy

Jeffrey Robinson, the ACLU’s top racial justice expert, discusses King Cotton as a food brand, a prominent Memphis hotel and the economic theory that Southerners used to justify the Civil War. What was their logic? The power of cotton, of course. The South strategized that they could break away from the North and it would be economically feasible, because everybody depended on their cotton. In other words, cotton was King in the mid-19th century. Here’s more from Robinson on the ACLU Channel.

Losing Our Sons

The Fort Hood massacre in Killeen, Texas, rocked the nation in 2009, the worst outbreak of violence on a military base in the history of the United States. In its aftermath, 13 people lay dead, 29 individuals wounded, and the specter of Muslim extremism had arisen on American soil. Folks remember the carnage, but not so much another shooting incident five months earlier in Little Rock, Arkansas, that served as a precursor for Fort Hood.

Carlos Bledsoe

A searing, new documentary provides the back-story behind the Little Rock tragedy that left Pvt. William Andrew Long gunned down outside a military recruiting station on June 6, 2009. Losing Our Sons tells of the mourning by Long’s family, but also the family of Carlos Bledsoe, Long’s killer. Raised a Baptist in Memphis, Tenn., Bledsoe converted to Islam while studying at Tennessee State University in Nashville, changing his name to Abdul Hakim Muhammad and traveling to Yemen to further his religious indoctrination. He returned after 16 months as a full-fledged jihadist, prepared to assault a variety of military and Jewish targets, without the slightest remorse.  Speaking to the Associated Press, Bledsoe said, “I don’t think it (killing Long) was murder because murder is when a person kills another person without justified reason.”

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