Sunday, September 02, 2007

Labor Day State of DisUnion Address

Here's another one of these twilight zone news stories making the rounds this weekend:

Mexico's trucks get OK to roll in U.S. next week

Current rules require freight from Mexico to be transferred to U.S. trucks and drivers in the U.S. Under a one-year U.S. pilot program, Mexican trucking companies could move shipments around the U.S. themselves, saving time and money. The program was supposed to start as soon as Thursday.

Saving time and money? Sure. And as an added bonus, it gives American truckers something to really celebrate over the holiday weekend. Stories like this make me into a true believer, because only God himself could be this ironic.

What is really odd is how even the scared to death, al-queda-is-gonna-get-you types aren't up in arms about this.

The U.S. Transportation Department said in a Thursday court filing that Mexican trucks will be pre-screened and inspected for safety before being allowed to travel in the U.S.

Yeah and if you believe that, I've got a bridge in Minnesota to sell you. Really cheap.

In other news I am surprised to learn that Ron Paul got 17% of the straw poll vote in Texas. It's not much, but it was a very exclusive poll. I think that the boots on the ground had a major impact on convincing some of the delegates to vote for Ron Paul. But with only 1/6 of the vote I'm not sure what to make of it.

As a Texan, you'd think even a chimp could do better than 1/6. (And I think a chimp did do better, 8 years ago, if ya know what I mean!)

But then again, the republican party would not be in the predicament it is in today if it did not have some pretty big self-imposed restrictions on logic and reason! Ron Paul is like "bad medicine" to many people. Like, deep in their gut they know Ron Paul is probably right, but they're still in the denial stage. So his job is made doubly difficult by that. Same goes for all his brave and foolhardy supporters! And all we have to look forward to is that stage that comes after denial, which aint no easier to deal with. But hey, who needs it, right. It's like the truckers... Who needs a job as a trucker? Let's just outsource those jobs too.


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