Friday, October 06, 2006

Krusty's blog about Culver and weight

I find Krusty Konservative to be interesting; of course he's repping the party line, and some of his posts are not always entertaining. However, I found this one on the temporary weight limit increase OK'ed by Villsack to be quite brilliant and poignant.

The temporary weight limit increase is great for farmers; it allows those who have semis to haul 90,000 lbs legally, instead of the usual 80,000 lbs. That's another 180 bushels or so of corn, making around an even 1000 bushels on most rigs. It amounts to saving one trip per day in a good yielding field of corn vs the lower limit. The roads are not terribly affected by it, as they are usually dry, cool, and not prone to shrink/swell as during the summers, and the limit is increased for just 45 days or so.

Anyway, I love Krusty's comments:

On the other hand you have Chet Culver and Patty Judge silent on the issue. Heck, Patty’s the Secretary of Agriculture; you would think she would have been all over this. Maybe she’s too busy holding Chet’s hand during debate prep, or maybe issues that affect farmers don’t get her fired up like aborting babies does.

OUCH! But, it's true - Fatty Patty got more excited about telling everyone that she's a woman and she supports a woman's "right" to kill an unborn child in her womb than anything she ever did at IDALS to help the Iowa Farmer. And of course, Chubby Chetty has nothing to say about "weight".

He has TEN ways to help Iowa, you know...they can all be counted on one hand.

Culver/Judge; the best Son/Mother team this state has to offer.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

An extra 10,000 pounds isn't much. I wouldn't want to do this when its 30 degrees in February...

8:50 PM, October 06, 2006  
Blogger Jordan said...

Wow, did you even read Bgunzy's post?

Why don't you putt away your partisan defense and re-read the post, then you will see your comment addresses nothing that Bgunzy was supporting.

Mr. Annonymous said:
"I wouldn't want to do this when its 30 degrees in February..."

What Bgunzy said:
"The roads are not terribly affected by it, as they are usually dry, cool, and not prone to shrink/swell as during the summers, and the limit is increased for just 45 days or so."

Yeah, 45 days around harvest sounds a lot like February...

6:45 AM, October 08, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not partisan at all. Its the freeze/thaw period just before spring when asphalt will break up from heavy loads. 'swhy northern states have weight restrictions on secondary roads during this period. For 18 wheel semis, this usually means a gross of 72,000 rather than 80,000 pounds.

8:57 AM, October 08, 2006  
Blogger bgunzy said...

I believe in the Dakotas guys will run what are called "B-Trains", which are essentially two grain trailers that share a common set of axles in between them. I've heard they can scale like 140,000 lbs or so...?

The Road Trains of Australia are fascinating, too.

12:33 PM, October 08, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michigan allows 48 wheel, double bottom semi trailers that can carry something like 140,000 GVW. Quite a difference from 80,000 in Iowa and 72,000 when road restrictions are on.

7:31 PM, October 11, 2006  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home