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Keep the crap off the highway.
By Robert McRoberts


May 24, 2007

Yesterday I got a fortune cookie that told me I have a way with words, and I needed to write a letter. Well, I have just been too busy to get caught up in the letter mode. But then there was this thing that has really been bothering me and I am sure most of you can relate to this.

For the last few years now we have been dealing the military on the Annette Island project - and that's fine. But when they bring their dilapidated junk over here and drive down our roads, that bothers me. I own a commercial truck and I have to follow all laws and keep my truck up to the most stringent laws created by the Federal Government. I can get a ticket for a little marker light out. But the guys that make the laws can drive these older than I 6x6 Army trucks, screaming down the road. Some with one head light, unsecured loads, drivers who don't even have C.D.Ls, I am sure or they would know when your junk of a truck breaks down in the middle of the road that you need to put out your safety triangles and flairs. And this makes me upset.

To me if you're making the rules you had better be the ones setting the examples. Let's keep the crap off the highway. Hire the locals to move your stuff. If we weren't wasting all the money in a place were they hate us we could be putting that money into our Guard so they can get to the places were and when they're really needed here at home - protecting and serving us the tax payers.

If you're going to get rid of the cockroaches, you have to exterminate them all. Are we ready for that? I could have excepted a real accident in the desert after 9-11, but quit wasting our time and money. Young lives are just lost for the hopes that Mr. Bush will go down as the man who destroyed all evil.

Look where I went.

Robert McRoberts
Ketchikan, AK

Received May 19, 2007 - Published May 24, 2007




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