Obama managed to get the ban on Mexican Trucks travelling more than 20-25 miles INTO the US lifted. Yes, we can all rest in peace because we know there are NO crime problems on the Mexican border. Of course all the trucks will be in perfect working order. Also reassuring is the fact that people will be uber inspecting the trucks, and we know people can never be compromised under threat of death by criminals. Thankfully, there is ZERO tolerance in Mexico for drug trafficking, so we won't have to worry about any drugs being snuck into our neighborhoods. It is also reassuring that there is no history of GUN trafficking between Mexico and the US. And possibly the biggest boon will be to the Federal Budget. Perhaps Homeland Security and ICE can save a fortune and load all those undocumented workers onto the trucks headed back to Mexico instead of expensive jets.
So, let's celebrate the latest President and Congressional Bi-Partisan Success on behalf of We the People. To be fair and balanced, here are two story versions:
Thom Hartman & James Hoffa chat about this breakthrough in US and Mexico relations:
Of course Mexican trucks and drivers have been allowed to penetrate the US for 20-25 miles for quite a while, so we do have some background story:
And peaceful Mexico won't cause any more crime in the United States. They have a handle on that in Mexico, thank heavens:
Nope, no controversy to be found regarding the new program: Hundreds of Mexican trucks and hopefully Mexican truck drivers enjoying the open roads of the entire United States of America.
We do treat Canadian trucking differently. Canadian trucks are allowed to drive our open roads and drop off their goods, no problem.
So, what's the difference?
1. Canada's wages don't undercut US wages.
2. Canada uses same safety standards, drug tests, etc.
3. THERE ISN'T A FREAKING, WIDE SCALE DRUG WAR IN CANADA
So, once again, we can go to our quiet place and ponder
What the hell are we doing?
We can add this to the list with this disturbing news. Gun "walking" not running, began under George W. Bush it seems. Sorry Issa.
The Associated Press is reporting on a second Bush administration investigation that involved so-called "gun walking" of weapons to Mexico, the same tactic for which the Obama administration is facing scrutiny from the Justice Department and Congress.
E-mails pertaining to a 2007 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives operation out of Phoenix show that agents allowed illegal shipments of guns across the border into Mexico in a failed effort to identify higher-ups in smuggling networks. Earlier this month, the bureau's new director, B. Todd Jones, acknowledged ATF agents launched a similar operation in a 2006 called "Operation Wide Receiver.''
You know, knock me down and call me stupid, but it appears that we have provided a lot of weapons that have fueled the KILLING SPREEs in Mexico.
ATF's "letting guns walk" was inspired during the Bush Administration:
Ok, maybe rambling.
So, watch for Mexican license plates on cargo trucks on your highways and, maybe, give them space.
Welcome to What the F*$$ America.