Countering the usual annual uptick in the number of vehicles traversing the Maine Turnpike during the summer, traffic on the pike is down 1.27% this year, including a 4% drop in June.
Now, the rational reasons for the decrease are said to be a softening economy and high gas prices. To which I say, Blah! The smaller pool of visitors definitely has to do with the fact that people are turned off by our state's whiteness (and eight-foot pythons in washing machines).
I mean, a state's racial make-up should obviously be on the top of everyone's (especially those who, ahem, "resist racism") list when considering their next vacation spot.
- John C.L. Morgan