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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Trucked-Up Immigration Policy: Now We're Importing Air Pollution

The next time you're sitting at the smog check station, or walking along the beach looking at the "NO SMOKING" signs, take a look at the license plates on that truck that's belching out massive clouds of white, gray and black.

The "open borders" crowd, having successfully circumvented state and federal employment labor laws by importing millions of illegal aliens from Mexico, has moved on to the next step. Now they are circumventing state and federal environmental and safety laws by letting Mexican trucks roam freely through our country. That's right: soon, third-world trucks will be stuck in traffic on a road near you soon.

Hey, why pay American prices for American trucks and truckers that obey American laws, when you can save a bundle using Mexican trucks instead? Unions, schmunions! Remember: there are no illegal people, and now, no illegal trucks. Isn't that great? And as long as OUR cars and trucks pollute as little as possible, why worry about the impact of a few thousand Mexican trucks with zero emission controls?

Read all about it in the L.A. Daily News. The article begins as follows:

"U.S. and Mexican leaders announced a test Friday to allow Mexican trucks full access to the state and the rest of the nation, a move that alarms air quality regulators who believe it will foul Southern California's air and crumble its roads.

"The one-year program allows an unlimited number of trucks from 100 Mexican companies to carry cargo beyond the current 25-mile border zone."

And don't you environmentalists dare criticize this move. Only a "racist" would claim there's anything wrong innocent trucks from another country, driven here just so people can make a living. You have to appreciate that, in their culture, jobs are more important than having unnecessarily clean air. If you really want to help, then you should support a tax hike so we can buy them new trucks, or retro-fit their trucks with pollution control devices. After all, it's not fair to expect people from other countries to obey our laws just because they come here to work and to receive free education and health care.

Speaking of health care, I can't wait for the next step, when all the Mexican pharmaceuticals start arriving. I mean, why should we subject our good friends on our southern "border" to all the hassle of FDA approval? I'm sure the prescription medications made down there are just as good as the ones made here in America. Mexican drugs could be the key to providing "affordable health care" here in America. Stay tuned -- and look out for that truck next to you!


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Even unions are against this. I bet the NAFTA superhighway Bush Jr. is trying to sneak through is comfortably far enough away from his ranch. This president is a disaster; probably the worst ever.

February 24, 2007 12:08 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:


Besides the environmental concerns (good ones), what about the economic issues.

Goodbye even MORE U.S. jobs...

For example, the biggest thing we got in the region: PORTS. (See ZD's LA Weekly article on SCAG.) Well now, with ports popping up in Mexico, just south of US territory -- oversees shipments can be unloaded by Mexican dock workers, who can do the task for way less money -- and the savings passed on the the manufacturers who do the shipping.

So..yeah, yeah...Bill O'Reilly was complaining to ZD on his radio show about radio commercials reminding people they may qualify for food stamps -- and may not know it (a benefits outreach program)...Well now they'll be happy, cause waaaaaaay more people from Long Beach who work the ports will be filing for first time benefits, along with all the other jobs (like U.S. truckers) that will be affected by this "NAFTA Superhighway" party starter.

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February 24, 2007 12:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wacko Walter has now become the Adrian Monk of U.S. economic and foreign policy. He won't be satisfied until this country is hermetically sealed in a huge baggie from all friends AND enemies, foreign and not domestic.

February 24, 2007 12:36 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:


Adrian Monk? Isn't he the genius who always sees the angles no one else does and is the only one in the room who can solve the problem?

Huh..huh..huh...How come you didn't call ME Adrian Monk, y'all?

February 24, 2007 12:50 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Zuma --
LOL. That was great! I want you on MY debate team!

February 24, 2007 1:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

All I know is that I've almost been run off the freeway because of these Mexican truck drivers. They speed, don't use their turn signals, don't know how to drive and abide by our laws, and are just plain dangerous to have one the road.
This is just another stupid idea from the government and a waste of taxpayer dollars...

February 24, 2007 8:26 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

That's so not culturally sensitive of you!
Don't you get it yet?
There are no illegal people, and no illegal turns or speeds.
There is no law.
Now do you understand?

February 24, 2007 9:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Just two years ago, the Department of Transportation Inspector General found that the Mexican government and Mexican motor carriers did not meet congressionally mandated requirements. An Inspector General audit report is due in the next couple of months, raising serious questions as to why President Bush is pushing this experimental program ahead of that report.

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February 24, 2007 10:36 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

There's no serious question. Bush wants low-cost labor and transportation for his big business special interest. Public unions want a massive infusion of poor people with children for their special interest. Everyone wins, except middle-class taxpayers picking up the tab for the social services, and blue-collar workers, who are being undercut for wages.

February 25, 2007 9:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Must be fun debating yourself, Wacko.
Ever notice that your posts draw the least attention, and often your own replies outnumber the responses.

Get a friend, take up knitting, run for public office (oh, nevermind that last one) -- an any case, find something useful to do. It's bad enough to the a one-man organization!

You're neither inflammatory or unnerving enough to get the hatemail ZD does, nor intellectually stimulating enough to really create honest debate.

Anyone can repost this morning LAT headings and say "this is bad -- it's bad."

And this mutual gushing over each other among the blog hands is just downright . . . gaggy.

February 25, 2007 10:29 AM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

10:29 -- And yet, there you are, lapping up every word of it, and writing to me. Time for some introspection for you, my friend. Look long and hard into your imaginary mirror, and you will find you love Zuma and me. Don't feel bad. It's like when Darth Vader realizes life is better on the bright side of the force.

February 25, 2007 1:46 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

P.S. As for other posts generating more hits, well, American Idol generates phone calls galore, while the McGlaughlin Group has a tiny audience. Guess which one I've never watched?

February 25, 2007 4:07 PM  

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