I was watching world news tonight and saw the ultimate classic chevy
A bunch of Cubans took a vintage 51 chevy Pick up and strapped a
number of 55 gallon barrels on the sides so it would float. They then
a propeller on the end of the drive shaft. They were making 7 MPH when
the coast guard caught them. I hoped they saved the truck.
Those guys deserved to get into the country.
I don't remember whether it was local or national news, but when
one reporter mentioned that the truck was sunk as a nav hazard,
the phrasing was more or less:
"The Coast Guard considered the truck a navigation hazard
so it was sunk.... [dramatic pause]
... like a rock."
So perhaps GM may decline the offer...
karl davis wrote:
What ought to be illegal is using the US Coast Guard in service to Cuba.
Seems the USA has a "secret" agreement, called "wet-foot, dry-foot", in
which any Cubans that make it to US soil essentially get asylum. But, if
they don't make it ashore (even if they get within the 12-mile territorial
waters), they go back to Cuba.
Sure, I remember the Mariel episode, where Castro emptied his prisons and
asylums and about 30,000 Cubans came to the USA. But still, something just
isn't right when we keep out (and return to Cuban punishment) people who
have shown such ingenuity and determination.
The Coast Guard used to be the good guys. Now, they seem to practice a
policy of intercepting non-USA vessels in international waters, seizing the
crew, and sinking the vessels. Didn't we used to call that kind of crap
piracy? Is this what you want your government to do in your name?
overrun with illegal immigrants and most of them are unable to support
themselves. Ingenuity and determination you call it? How about a burglar who
spends weeks checking out your house before robbing you blind and leaving no
clues as to who did it. I could call him ingenuous and determined as well
couldn't I? Would you give that burglar safe haven just because he was
"ingenious and determined"?
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