Wednesday, September 01, 2010

When lawyers run the country, signs are enough.

Things in Arizona are getting interesting.  It seems the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been busy solving the Mexican drug cartel problem.  Action at last, ladies and gentlemen!

The federal government has posted signs along a major interstate highway in Arizona, more than 100 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, warning travelers the area is unsafe because of drug and alien smugglers, and a local sheriff says Mexican drug cartels now control some parts of the state. The signs were posted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) along a 60-mile stretch of Interstate 8 between Casa Grande and Gila Bend, a major east-west corridor linking Tucson and Phoenix with San Diego.

I used to work in Casa Grande.  Its a fairly big town.  Gila Bend is a decent size too.  Its not very far to Phoenix from there, maybe an hour and a bit if you obey the speed limit.  Which nobody ever does.

Anyway, as far as the BLM is concerned they've done everything they need to do.  They warned you that bad people have pretty much taken over part of the USA, specifically the part BLM is responsible for, and that sign is sufficient to fix the problem.  Everything will be fine, just run away as bravely as possible.

Meanwhile another arm of the Federal government is SUING the State of Arizona to make sure those out-of-control fascist bastards aren't mean to the nice, harmless illegal immigrants. 

Gee, that seems reasonable doesn't it?

The Phantom

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