Skip to comments.Aid truck bound for Oklahoma City tied up in red tape
Posted on 06/01/2013 5:40:15 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
Windsor and Essex County donors have loaded a truck with 40,000 pounds of aid for Oklahoma Citys tornado victims, but red tape is keeping it in a Leamington parking lot.
...(US)customs supervisors, who originally told brokers working with the charity that the truck would fly through the border without trouble, changed their tune Thursday, Sauve said.
They were basically requiring endless documentation and approvals, he said. Were stuck with a truck with 40,000 pounds of food, totally full.
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.windsorstar.com ...
I understand the part about the beetles in the Basmati rice but the rest? Another fine example of the federal government looking after it's citizens.
Final question: Is Oklahoma a red state?
“make it hurt”
Yet shipments come in through the ports and are rarely inspected.
No. It's a Conservative state. Red's Communist.
Seriously. Just shoot the azzholes. Then this crap will stop.
.......it is the reddest! I don’t believe one county in Oklahoma went for Jarret, Axelrod, Holder and Obama!
Incidents like this might explain why some folks sometime say “I hate this country”. I would modify that to say “I hate what this country has become”. Over the past 50 years, our various state, local and federal governments have unleashed millions of moron, retarded bureaucrats against us! In the process, tens of thousands of employers like myself lay people off or don’t hire cuz it is just too much trouble. Now un-employment is upon us like the darkness of space! I see no cure for our bureaucracy malignancy other than defund, defund, defund! Politicians just do not have the balls to fire em!
The federal government has become so big and bloated, so overbearing, that firing some people will not be enough. Whole departments should be, simply, closed down. Start with the IRS and the rest of the government would have to cut back drastically.
next time, put some illegal aliens from mexico, and they won’t look at the truck.
NOT ONE COUNTY IN OKLAHOMA VOTED FOR OBAMA. Oklahoma translated actually means “Red people”.
Odumbo made it clear that the “red tape” would be eliminated and/or cut down so any help forthcoming would be quickly approved and said help would get through.
More BULL SH%T!
Sorry, Oklahoma is certainly conservative, but Oklahoma means “red people”. Also, the dirt is red.
Oklahoma is very conservative.
Exactly. But for those Conservatives who continue to use the newspeak terms...
IRS, EPA, TSA, HUD, just for starters. Then DHS either closed or cut down to about 25% its current size. Its never gonna happen but thats what it would take.
Shoulda’ sent it through Mexico! Everything seems to cross that border easily.
“.....Whole departments should be, simply, closed down...........”
Absolutely. Get rid of the power Leftist oriented Congresses over the years have handed the Executive Branch, and eliminate the bureaucracies that support them. America will suddenly be prosperous, and free again.
soetoro says no.
Socialist government is the enemy of the people.
Yes, not a single county voted for Obambi and his minions. We tend not to put up with his sort of bu11sheet.
I am furious over what the Democrats have done to this country. I think, in my lifetime, that we will see the country broken into several pieces; one or more Constitutional American States, mainly in the south and the heartland of the continent; and one Communist/Socialist utopia state. Perhaps, on second thought, two Communist/Socialist Utopia States, one on each coast.
Cannot happen soon enough, in my opinion. The sooner we get this over with, the better.
Guaranteed if this truck was going to MLK Street in Dem controlled BlackGhetto, IL, there is no red tape
I'd dump the whole bloody mess right on the front steps their their offices and drive away. Let them sort it out.
I hate my government.
Add ATF to your alphabet list.
Don’t feel bad. Electric workers/trucks from the South were turned away because they were non-union.
That was another travesty. If you live in a state that would rather "preserve union jobs" than have electricity, you deserve to freeze in the freaking dark.
With all that has gone on in the last few years, you really have to wonder about this case. If you read the article, customs originally gave the go ahead. Then they decided to put the screws to a Christian group who had gathered this food to deliver to a conservative state. It makes you start to wonder what the f*ck is going on in your once great republic.
That’s funny FPC! We used similar snips of the article.
Thanks for posting it.
“I’d dump the whole bloody mess right on the front steps their their offices and drive away. Let them sort it out.”
They won’t let us bring it across your border.
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.
Then dump it right on the line.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.