posted on 06/21/2002 12:24:50 PM PDT
Hoffa has a point there. Nothing moving on the road or parked along the road would escape notice by truckers.
Very patriotic, but...in exchange for what
I'm reminded of WWII (which I remember) when the "Mafia" was "given a pass" in the USA ,in exchange for resisting the Fascist government in Italy.
Most truckers are not sensitive enough to PC issues like racial profiling. They would probably get suspicious if they saw 5 Arabs with rocket launchers standing around at the end of an airport runway. No, unless they all agree to listen only to NPR while they drive, this will not be acceptable. No more Rush or Charlie Daniels or even Willie Nelson. Just NPR 24 hours a day mile after mile. Then, and only then, will they have their awareness lifted and senstivitiy enhanced so they can understand the real issues that face America today.
One would hope that Teamsters, and indeed any union members would be patriotic enough to act as "eyes and ears," as, I hope, most of us are doing already.
What's this union goon threatening - that he'll encourage his members not to report suspicious activity that could be terrorism? I think that the average union member is sharp enough to realize that an al-Quaeda nuke won't just kill scabs and Republicans, and understands that a terrorist attack threatens him and his family as well.
[[Yeah breaker 1-9, this here's the Rubber Duck,
you got a copy on me Pig Pen, come on.]]
[[Uh, yeah 10-4 Pig Pen, fer sure, fer sure.
By golly, its clean clear to Flagtown, come on.]]
[[Yeah its a big 10-4 there Pig Pen.
Yeah we defiantly got the front door, good buddy.
Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a convoy!]]
It was the dark of the moon
on the sixth of June,
in a Kenworth haulin' logs,
cab overpeet with a reefer on,
and a Jemmy haulin' hogs.
We wuz heading for Bear on I 1-0,
'bout a mile out of Shakeytown.
I sez Pig Pen this here's the Rubber Duck,
an' I'm about to put the hammer down.
'Cause we got a little old convoy,
rockin' thru the night.
Yeah we got a little old convoy,
ain't she a beautiful sight?
Come on and join our convoy,
ain't nuthin' gonna git in our way.
We gonna roll this truckin' convoy,
'cross the USA!!!
[[Uh breaker Pig Pen, this here's the Duck,
an, uh, you wanna back off them hogs?
Uh 10-4 'bout five mile or so, 10-Roger.
Them hogs is gettin' INTENSE up here.]]
By the time we got
into Tulsa town,
we had 85 trucks in all.
But theyz a roadblock
up on the clover leaf,
an' them Bears wuz wall to wall.
Yeah, them Smokeys wuz thick
as bugs on a bumper,
they even had a Bear in the air.
I sez, callin' all trucks,
this here's the Duck,
we about to go a huntin' Bear.
[[Uh, you wanna give me a 10-9 on that Pig Pen?
Uh, negatory Pig Pen, you're still too close.
Yeah them hogs is startin to close up my sinuses.
Mercy sakes you'd better back off another ten.]]
Well we rolled up Interstate 44,
like a rocket sled on rails.
We tore up all of our swindle sheets,
and left 'em settin' on the scales.
By the time we hit that Chi town,
them Bears wuz a gettin' smart.
They'd brought up some reinforcements,
from the Illinois National Guard.
There wuz armored cars,
an' tanks an' jeeps,
an' rigs of every size.
Yeah them chicken coops,
wuz fulla Bears,
an' choppers filled the skies.
Well we shot the line, we went for broke,
with a thousand screamin' trucks.
An' eleven long haired Friends O' Jesus,
in a chartreuse microbus.
[[Uh Rubber Duck, this is Sodbuster, come on.]]
[[Yeah 10-4 Sodbuster, listen.
You wanna put that microbus in behind that Suicide Jockey?
Yeah, he's haulin' dynamite an' he needs all the help he can get.]]
Well we laid a strip for the Jersey shore,
prepared to cross the line.
I could see the bridge wuz lined with Bears,
but I didn't have a doggone dime!
I sez Pig Pen, this here's the Rubber Duck,
we just ain't a gonna pay no toll.
So we crashed the gate, doing 98.
I sez let them truckers roll, 10-4!!
[[Uh 10-4 Pig Pen, what's yer 20? OMAHA?!!
Well they oughtta know what to do with those hogs out there, fer sure.
Well mercy sakes good buddy, we gonna back on outta here
so keep the bugs off yer glass and the Bears off yer...tail. 10-4]]
posted on 06/21/2002 1:17:50 PM PDT
Slowly but surely the Teamsters under Hoffa are moving our way. First one step then the next. THIS is good news.
This makes me have a better image of the unions.
"Teamsters President James Hoffa said on Friday he would ask the 500,000 truck operators covered by his union to take part in a grass-roots homeland security effort looking for suspicious activity on the roads..."
Maybe they will find his dad...
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