April 27, 2007
The United States of Paranoia
I hadn’t heard about the Cheryl Kuehn case until reading the column (below) that Judy sent from Canada. Here it is. Who knew that a minor traffic stop could land you in a Georgia jail if you happened to be guilty of DWC — Driving While Canadian. Just another minor atrocity from the late days (633 left) of Benito Bush’s America.
Trying as always to locate the silver lining in every cloud, I note that at least the Georgia authorities are equal opportunity over-reactors: Ms. Kuehn is white and blonde.
Posted by Jerome Doolittle at April 27, 2007 12:46 PM
Georgia is notorious for this kind of thing. I know some people who won't drive a truck through Georgia. The way it used to be structured was that the budget of the local sheriff got a large percentage of the fine. I don't know if that's changed any, but for anyone reading this, Glynn County was made famous by Sydney Lanier's famous poem, "The Marshes of Glynn". That just happens to be on the Georgia coast, where there are some famous islands that cater to the tourist trade are located. I'd recommend that folks stay away from Georgia if at all possible. After all, you can easily bypass Georgia if traveling to Florida by going through enlightened Alabama. (cough, cough)
The marshes of Glynn might be liberal, but large swaths of Georgia are definitely not.
My advice is take the Inland Waterway.