Thursday, July 12, 2007

And I Thought SnackDouche Was Bad

Remember back in 2004 when George W. Bush and his handlers were desperately searching for an excuse to invade Iraq. It's interesting that nobody of any significance has yet to ask why we're really there. Regardless, part of the "justification" that was provided to the American people was that Iraq was trying to obtain WMD. Of course, none we're actually found, but one of the myths that were perpetuated was that Iraq was attempting to obtain uranium ore from Niger. Consequently, the Neo-con logic goes, Iraq would have been able to produce fissile uranium hexafluoride (UF6) to use in weapons. This also was a complete fabrication, but it does seem to make a valid case for being very careful with your UF6.

Per the Department of Homeland Security, the country is at Yellow or Elevated risk of terrorist attacks. Regardless, as I'm driving home on the outer loop of I-695 in rush hour traffic, I was able to snap this picture of a truck in an adjacent lane:


If you look at barrel's labeling closely you can read the words: URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE, FISSILE. It gets better though. We were stopped due to an accident, so I was free to help myself to as much as I pleased. There were no escort vehicles, helicopters or armed soldiers in sight. In fact, there were two trucks carrying the same cargo.



The only thing dumber than transporting uranium hexafluoride in bumper to bumper traffic, may possibly be driving while photographing someone transporting uranium hexafluoride in bumper to bumper traffic. However, in the trucker's defense, he wasn't driving in the left lane.

22 Comments:

At 5:59 PM, Blogger Mighty Dyckerson said...

Relax, they just print that on the barrels to keep people away.


They're really full of nitroglycerin.

 
At 7:13 PM, Blogger Scary Monster said...

That stuff is either a lure fer homegrown terrorists or possibly proof that dubaya is learning from his mistakes and getting the evidence together before he next invasion.

STOMP.

p.s. sorry me missed the wedding. Me could have brought some Tiki Candles.

 
At 8:34 PM, Blogger Serena Joy said...

Amazing. At least the trucker wasn't in the left lane. That's something, I guess.

 
At 8:42 PM, Blogger a.g. said...

im running to mountainville, va as of yesterday.

 
At 9:32 PM, Blogger tfg said...

dyck-Or maybe pork rinds.

scary-Actually, Sassy is starting a he-harem, so its not too late to get in on the action.

SJ-Had he wrecked, that could have gotten real ugly real fast.

geisha-That's a long way, I'd take the car. But, really folks...

 
At 9:36 PM, Blogger Sassy Blondie said...

Priceless.

And yes, perhaps any of you non-Doo Doo individuals would care to fall in love with me? Legaleagle can get me a quickie divorce since I doubt you'd want to share me with Doo Doo.

 
At 11:45 PM, Blogger Legaleagle said...

A half-second away from a catastrophic event and you were taking pictures on your camera phone! Priceless.

(p.s. to blondie: we could probably get you some of the Doo-Doo empire if you want... just a thought.)

 
At 6:30 AM, Blogger Alan the Great said...

Go up to the driver's window; tap on it. Get him to roll it down. Inform him of the smoke coming from his left rear tire.

Don't forget to videotape.

 
At 11:57 AM, Blogger anonymouscoworker said...

Just remember to keep some lube by the door for when the feds show up. You'll know why when it happens.

 
At 8:41 PM, Blogger karla said...

Uranium hexafluoride is dangerous? Christ, you could have mentioned this a bit EARLIER in my pregnancy, so I could have quit drinking it on ice with dinner every night. If this kid comes out with a Dyckerson-esque IQ-- or worse, face--I'm blaming you.

 
At 2:06 AM, Blogger Rogue said...

This might jog your memory:
http://www.youtube.com/v/ePb6H-j51xE

 
At 12:34 PM, Blogger Kadonkadonk said...

Can't be any deadlier than a truck full of cow shit.

 
At 3:59 PM, Blogger Broadsheet said...

You know all those signs they have flashing on the interstate now about "Be Alert! Report Suspicious Activity Immediately". You should have reported it - just to let them know SOMEONE is paying attention. I would have loved to know what their reaction would be.

 
At 4:13 PM, Anonymous Crunchy BC said...

That's strange, because yesterday I passed a truck carrying several tons of imposed democracy and a tattered "Mission Accomplished" banner. Go figure.

 
At 10:23 PM, Blogger Charles said...

Scary...whatever happened to that stuff being carried by boat so the terrorists can try and hijack it, and John McClane can come and stop it.

 
At 10:48 PM, Blogger Corn Dog said...

OH. SO. SCARY.

We had a teeny ramp meltdown out here near the bay bridge because of a trucker accident with some gas.

It could happen to you. Crap. I sound like a public service announcement.

 
At 8:23 AM, Blogger Antonio said...

In 2004, Dubya was trying to convince us to invade Iraq. We invaded Iraq in March 2003. Sorry, my anal retentiveness forces me to point out such things.

 
At 8:30 AM, Blogger puerileuwaite said...

Not to worry. I did some checking and THIS cargo is headed to China. They are interested in the flouride for their toothpaste.

 
At 11:45 AM, Blogger Lindystar said...

That is SO COOL that you noticed and took a picture.

AAAAAAAND if your blog comes up missing we will all know why.

Ok and of course that would suck because you're funny and shit but I'm just sayin.

 
At 8:34 PM, Blogger CruiserMel said...

So now they have surveillance video of you taking pictures of that truck. You are now public enemy #2,734.

 
At 10:35 PM, Anonymous DUDACKATTACK!!! said...

That makes my list of some crazy shit on the UNGUARDED which include:

One Bradley Fighting Vehicle (on a flatbed headed I-95 South)

Two M1 Abrams Tanks pulled over on their respective flatbeds near the River Road exit in I-495 north.

And..drumroll please....

-A Patriot Missile Battery. Again, pulled over with the driver on a cell phone standing outside on I-70 west. Musta' gotta flat.

 
At 8:43 AM, Blogger TheHolyFatman said...

So, Now that I am back from vacation and need to get back into that good ole' political mindset, I'll be picking this story up and seeing if I can't get this buzzing round the 'net.....

 

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