You may have heard that we in the soggy corner of the map are having a spot of bother with snow and ice this week. It's all very well for you folks used to that kind of weather to point and laugh--we aren't used to it, and more to the point the five union snowplow drivers aren't either. The concept of "plowing a road so people can drive on it" was apparently introduced in an upper-level course they got a waiver for.
But have no fear! Govenor Christine Gregoire (D-Voter Fraud) issued a Declaration of a State of Emergency, calling out the National Guard, even!
To help deliver milk
I understand milk can spoil. Those of us with room temperature and higher IQs recall that milk kept in a refrigerator spoils much less rapidly, and, oh yes, it was BELOW FREEZING all week. Freezing milk might be a problem, but spoiling not so much. Oh, they also mention the economic impact of losing all those milk deliveries. What, pray tell, is the economic impact of hundreds of thousands of people unable to drive to the stores to pick up milk (which, unbought, will...spoil)? What about the economic impact on people unable to drive to work and also unable to work from home? They will now have less money with which to buy milk, whenever the roads clear up. Probably in April.
I don't get it. If a Governer were to, say, make sure the roads were driveable for everyone, the milk truckers would *also* be able to drive on them. Strange, no? Why all this concern just for milk deliveries?
I speculate the Dairy Farmer's Association of Washington State has some pretty compromising photos of a certain Governor ...
Labels: A Modest Proposal, Politics