Syracuse,NY– Been a long day. Been a long week, in fact. I’m here at the Pilot in Syracuse, waiting for an offload scheduled for 9am tomorrow The truck continues to impress me, and other than short miles this week…. which I pretty much expected, given the late start on Monday. I hope I can get in one more out and back before I’m done. I need the miles.
I’m cooking up some dinner and watching the steady parade of trucks and drivers looking for a spot to park. Pasta with sauce, some bread. I could use a salad, but what I have here will do.
This is the only truck stop worth mentioning in the area, and it’s always jammed. I was damned lucky to have found a spot at 6pm when I got here. It’s now just after 10pm and the search for a spot to stop and rest is now somewhat panicked. It’s amazing to me how much we depend on trucks and their drivers to move goods around, but how many communities don’t provide enough in the way of facilities for them. The search for a parking spot often gets hours long. And God help you, should you get to be beyond your federally mandated drive time limts during that search. (Sigh)
- Ron Paul: Moron–This guy requires supervision. 
“I think things could have been done somewhat differently,” Paul said this week. “I would suggest the way they got Khalid [Sheikh] Mohammed. We went and cooperated with Pakistan. They arrested him, actually, and turned him over to us, and he’s been in prison. Why can’t we work with the government?”
Ron Paul is apparently the only person on the planet that doesn’t understand that the Pakistani. government is corrupted. You’d think he’d be better at recognizing corruption having railed against it so often in the past. What’s really sad is that the left now has the ability to label him as the voice of the right and the tea party. He’s not that voice, of course but since when has the tuth ever been a limit to the projections of the left? The tea party had best avoid him co-opting their message.
- Ann Althouse at Glenn’s place :
“IT DOES NOT SERVE THE UNION’S INTERESTS  when the union loses some of its power and things don’t seem to get worse for teachers as a result.”
Update: THe link now doesn’t work. Gee, I wonder why? It seems to have gone the way of anything else that might embarrass the unions with the truth. It does seem to ahve caught the interest of some….