Friday, September 07, 2007

¡Hola Mexico!

I've been taking road trips in my Jeep lately. Now, some of you might know that one requirement for going 4-wheeling with other Jeepers is a CB radio so that you can communicate with the group leader and vice-versa. So I have one of those things. Occasionally I even turn it on. Mine has a scanner function. I discovered an interesting thing when going down I-5: Truckers no longer use channel 19.

So what do truckers use, you say? Well, the Mexican truck drivers use channel 7 and speak entirely in Spanish. The Cracker truck drivers use channel 17 and speak entirely in English. And if they spot each other at a truck stop, they mostly glare at each other, they certainly don't talk to each other.

Now, I don't know whether this is a California thing or what. It's just that World Nut Daily reminded me that today is the day that trucks from Mexico are allowed onto U.S. roads. Will that make a difference? Given what I hear on the CB, no. The American-born truckers feel under siege from illegal truckers pushing down their wages in the first place, and this is going to be just another stab in the back as far as they're concerned. And meantime, our rulers chortle -- their divide and conquer policies, whereby they set one group of their subjects against another group of their subjects, are working! Their cracker subjects, rather than being angry with their rulers, are going to go after another group of victims rather than storm the castles of this land and rip out our rulers' throats! It all works out quite well for our rulers, doncha think?!

-- Badtux the Observant Penguin

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