Good Morning Gentle Readers,
The monsoons swept through yesterday afternoon with cooling rain and a lightning show. By the showtime at Tubac, the temps had fallen from the mid-teens to the low seventies.
Seven bucks a carload and yes, bring your ice chests. No pat downs, no searches, yes you can bring your wine. Pocket knife? Sure. Easy parking, lots of space to spread out, no teeming masses crammed in shoulder-to-shoulder.
Lotta good tunes and, later, some patriotic stuff to accompany the fireworks show. Including this.....
The evening was only slightly diminished by the realization that there was no getting around the Border Patrol checkpoint. Left a little bit of a sour taste to be reminded that probable cause has become a meaningless concept in the relentless war on the Bill of Rights.
Sure, unlike the mile and a half line of cars baking in triple digits at the Yuma Border Patrol checkpoint on Sunday, this was a minor inconvenience. Still, had the Green Man decided he wanted a better look at whatever was inside the shell with tinted windows, it would have been more than an inconvenience.
No probable cause. No warrant required.