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LETTER: Tea Party Trucking Company

Hans Laetz confronts the driver of the "Nobama" water truck in Malibu.

Driving over Kanan last night, I saw I giant water truck parked on the road, with a HUGE "Nobama" sign on the back. I slowed and looked at the side of the truck to see a large banner that said "You didn't build that? Oh yes I did."

I had to circle back. The guy was filling up his truck from a fire hydrant. I know for a fact that it costs the Los Angeles County Water District 29 about $25,000 to put in a fire hydrant.

That hydrant is connected to a pipe that goes to CulverCity, where it hooks into a pipe run by a regional water agency that comes from a treatment plant in Sylmar.

The Sylmar plant gets its water from the California Water Project, which pumps the water 400 miles south and over two mountain ranges.

Mister Tea Party Trucking Company did not build that massive connection of pipes, canals, treatment plants, dams, powerlines, etc. There were a lot of people back in the '60s who called that socialism.

I pointed at the hydrant and asked him, "Who built that?"

"Huh?" he said.

"Who built that? Did you build that?"

He didn't get it. He still doesn't get it. He will never get it.

Hans Laetz, Malibu

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Hans Laetz November 07, 2012 at 05:20 AM
Looks like Malibu, California, OHIO and the majority agree with this socialist mindset. Wrap your head around that, Pam.
Hans Laetz November 07, 2012 at 05:21 AM
Hee haw, Andy.
Hans Laetz November 07, 2012 at 05:57 AM
9:55, a very gracious Mitt. Is that a TelePrompTer he was reading from? Yes, it was.
Pam November 07, 2012 at 06:37 AM
Hans, you seem like a small person with a big chip on your shoulder. Your president can't help you with that.
sonia ottusch November 09, 2012 at 12:30 AM
edvice, police departments throughout the USA are already using drones. See http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/08/23/docs-law-enforcement-agencies-plan-to-use-domestic-drones-for-surveillance. Or Londoneque cameras on every street are another possibility. Another thing are the computer chips that were first used to find pet dogs are now being inserted voluntarily into people in South America to thwart kidnappers ... governments can use those same chips (besides cell phones) to track people. Think about the ubiquitous iPhone that can be used to track your whereabouts, too. Devices like OnStar in cars and personal GPS devices were originally set up for safety purposes and can be just as easily used to track a person. Little by little folks willingly give up their independence and personal freedom in the interests of personal safety. So it's not always a big conspiracy theory. It's the choices we make in life that whittle away our freedom.

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