Two weeks from now, Virginia plans to close 18 “rest stops” along its highways — a measure somebody figures will save the cash-shy state some $9 million a year. A lot of toilet paper, and a lot of torture for travelers unfortunate to be traveling Virginia highways.
Notably, the closings will leave northbound motorists without public toilets on the l06-mile stretch of I-95 from Richmond to Washington, D.C. There seems no standard for spacing between stops, but the Jersey Turnpike has one every 20 miles and the stretch of I-95 between Richmond and the District is more often than not so congested it is a crawl.
It is now left for some enterprising bumper sticker maker to create the obvious, a sticker that proclaims, with literal intent:
“P ON VIRGINIA!”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?