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Trucker Bomb Epidemic!!!

May 16, 2006 10:52 PM

Proving that Democrats in the Statehouse aren't just there to gather dust, State Sen. Kimberley Zurz (D-Green (where ever the hell that is (sounds rural... what the hell kind of rural folks would elect a Dem?)), has proposed a bill to crack down on the apparently serious epidemic of trucker bombs.  And what, pray tell, are trucker bombs?  They are:

"Plastic containers of urine passed by truckers, then thrown along the highways."

Oh well that's just lovely.  Especially the phrase "passed by truckers."

Apparently these trucker bombs become really problematic when highway mowing crews run over them:

"The containers explode under lawn mowers, often showering workers with urine," [Rep. Zurz] says. "There are a million trucker bombs tossed on Ohio's roads every year. Not only is it unacceptable to litter on our highways, but the content of this type of litter is simply disgusting." 

Yeah, we can see how that could be a problem.  But we nevertheless find ourselves a little skeptical about the Democrat's numbers.  A million trucker bombs?  In Ohio alone?  That, my friends, is a lot of trucker bombs.  Has this issue been studied?  Do we know for sure that there are 1,000,000 trucker bombs per year in Ohio?  It would be so like the Democrats to propose a study of this pressing trucker bomb issue.  Why this rush to legislative action?

But nevertheless--and lack of evidence aside--we find ourselves in agreement with the Democrats.  Even one trucker bomb is a trucker bomb too many.  Trucker bombs must be BANNED!

(Hat tip to Porkopolis and the folks at City Beat--the only local news organization that would report on what Democrats in Columbus are up to.)