After we were finished getting loaded, I made the call to hit the road and cover a little ground. My reasoning was simply this: though I would not be driving for most of today (and it would be good training for him), I chose to leave the customer last night and get us through the Philadelphia area, this way Dillard would have to deal with the headache and madness of this morning's traffic. Once we passed through the toll booth (putting us on the Pennsylvania Turnpike), I pulled off to the side and shut down for the night (with 1 minute left to drive, there was no other alternative).
Once our 10 hour break was concluded, Dillard took the helm, did the required pre-trip inspection, and we were on our way. The weather has been relatively clear & sunny, except for one small area where we went through some rain. I stated that this could be a long day for the fact that we have a lot of ground to cover. As long as we at least make it to Gary, IN, we should be in good shape.
As many of you know, I am a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. I am also Jewish, and pro-Israel. So why would I spend my hard-earned money in a business - based here in the U.S. - that donates to a fund-raiser hosted by CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), who then funnels it to terrorist groups? I point this out because of an article I read today. It's quite obvious CAIR is NOT about improving "relations" between Muslims and non-Muslims. One of their primary goals is the implementation of Sharia Law. If you don't believe me, look back at the past mid-term elections, when the people of the state of Oklahoma voted against such legislation. The people voted and their voices were heard. Yet CAIR chose to file a lawsuit against Oklahoma?! I'd say that paints a pretty vivid picture as to what they are really about.
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