Of course most folk work, so we are left to our own devices during the day. Today was spent in Salt Lake City at the VA. Funny thing with government agencies you cannot just ask a question and get an answer. I had to transfer my records to here, and then I was able to ask the question in another building, of course. The answer was Yes we can do it, if you can stay here for five or six weeks. Hey we would love to do that, but then we might get snow bound for the rest of the trip out west. So we said thank you, but we cannot be here.
TRIP REPORT: We have driven the MH & Van 5762 miles in 50 days.
we have stayed in nine states.************************
While we are getting our act together, I want to stray from our travels. I will be honest I have sorta admired Joe Arpaio, the Sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona. He does not coddle prisoners. From the reports I have read, no one wants to go back to jail after being in his jail. The prisoners wear pink shorts, some live in tents surrounded by barbed wire. He does a lot of feeding using p-nut butter and jelly sandwiches. TV is on PBS when available and no computers.
When some complained about the tents and heat, he pointed out that our service men are living in worse conditions and they have not broken the law. Now I sorta like that.
Suing Arizona over the immigrations law is not enough, the Gov’t is suing Joe’s office for discrimination. He is arresting more Spanish speaking folk than English speaking. Surprise, surprise, there is a large percentage of the folk’s there who are Hispanic. Guess what race of people are arrested the most in Washington DC?
In my opinion if you break the law and get caught, you should be prosecuted no matter your race, creed or religion.
You and I can argue all day about the rich/famous being treated different. They are. It is wrong, but it will never be changed. Money talks, I despise the saying but it is true. We have cases of the wealthy getting away with killing. We have politicians who get caught not paying taxes,oh, they forgot, so that is okay. (You forget, and see who cares).
The playing field is not level; no place in the world is the playing field level. Communism was supposed to do that, it produced an upper class that are immune. Etc. I quit. I just read that today about old Joe and I just think the Federal Gov’t has it’s hands full with the Drug and illegal problems without attacking a pretty good Sheriff.
If I upset you, forgive me, I really am enjoying our travels. Arizona is on the list. So forget it if you don’t agree, thanks for coming this way.
What kind of musical album do convicts make?
A criminal record