Bun Production in SLC
Muslims in Salt Lake City? You can bet the Mormons aren’t taking that lying down. Or, maybe they are – there are a disproportionate number of small children and pregnant women for a city this size. God bless ‘em. One of the most interesting (or salacious) conspiracy theories is that in order to preserve our culture, and offset our negative birthrate, Bush, Obama, et al, put out the welcome mat for our southern neighbors (because working class Catholics can be counted on to replenish the population, or buoy voter count. Win/win).
But, a predominantly middle-class religion whose childbearing beliefs and practices don’t crash the infrastructure? Where are the votes in that? (Sorry. We haul a lot of soap out of here. Trip over the boxes from time to time.)
Elsewhere, near the Army’s Yakima Training Center (Yakima, Washington), a load of target silhouettes littered the side of the highway. Ummm, maybe we’re taking this “we’re not at war with Islam” a little too far?
But, who is John Galt? I think I know, but my ipod ate the
final chapter.* This is no small tragedy – it’s akin to driving across the United States, seeing the New York skyline, and then laying over in New Jersey. And this was no small book - if you stood on this baby you could touch the top of a giant sequoia. But, I agree with President Obama: maybe we should tax the hell out of those greedy, capitalist bastards. Really, how much is enough? Think what we’re paying them in interest!! (Huh? He’s not talking about the Chinese?)
Enough of politics. Big horn sheep are out along the Columbia Gorge again (east of Rufus, mile marker 126 +/-). They’re easy to miss; look for their big white butts (I just can’t lie, an M.C. Hammer joke I can’t contrive). Anyway, one of them spoke to me. He caught the sunlight, looked over his shoulder (in the classic pose) and said, “Pull onto the shoulder, set your four-ways, put out your triangles, and capture this.” Smart ass sheep.
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* Atlas Shrugged (the audiobook version)
Temple Square. Salt Lake, Utah.
Columbia River Gorge, Oregon.
(Near Rufus. The Rufus, the Rufus, the Rufus on fire!)