Greetings, my fellow port swillers!
As he slogged through yet another evening of bumper-to-bumber yesterday, ol’ Robbo’s attention was drawn to this item by the local radio nooz update: Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives in DC, 4000 Miles Later:
— Nearly one month and 4,000 miles later, the Capitol Christmas Tree has arrived in Washington, D.C.
The 74-foot Lutz spruce from Chugach National Forest in Alaska is the first tree selected for the ceremony from the 49th state.
The tree was cut down on Oct. 27, and shipped on a boat from Alaska to Tacoma, Washington. From there, the spruce was hitched to a flatbed truck and driven across the United States, making about a dozen stops along the way.
Organizers strapped a GPS to the flatbed so people could track the tree in real time.
As Plum Wodehouse’s comic American crook Chimp Twist would say, “Jussaminute! Jussaminute! Jussaminute!”
Normally ol’ Robbo wouldn’t pay any attention to this sort of thing, but is this not the same administration that will be sending Horseface Kerry to Paris soon for a global guv’mint indaba to establish rules and regulations to drastically slash us peasants’ carbon footprints in teh name of Mother Gaia in order to prevent Miami sinking into the rising oceans? (Not that there’s anything wrong with that!) Heck, I don’t put much more than 4000 miles on the ol’ Wrangler annually, and here they’re out joyriding for one lousy tree.
As the Puppy Blender likes to say, when the people who tell me there’s a crisis start acting like there’s one, then maybe I’ll start to listen.