Apparently, It Was “Funny Day” in the Capital Yesterday
My own state rep, Jake Zimmerman, crystallized my own thoughts perfectly (to steal a Letterman line) about the repeal of tyrannical laws against tractor parades in Missouri. As he so poetically put it (as reported by blogger extraordinaire Jason Rosenbaum):
“If tractor parades remained outlawed, only outlaws will hold tractor parades,” Zimmerman said. “Every day, every day in the 83rd District people are clamoring to hold tractor parades. But they are prevented by our cruel and unjust statutes.”
“To imagine, Mr. Speaker, the horror of not being able to come to synagogue on the tractors… Mr. Speaker, as you can see words fail me,” Zimmerman said.
As one of those very citizens of the fighting 83rd, I am delighted that we will now be able to have a tractor parade at our annual block party this summer, assuming it is not rained out for about the fourth year in a row.