Friday, May 29, 2009

Tractor Parades now Legal in Missouri - THANK GAWD!!!


Hallelujah and saints be praised - tractor parades are now legal in the state of Missouri. Newly elected Governor Jay Nixon this afternoon stood out on the south lawn of the Missouri Capitol next to a 1951 John Deere (made in Waterloo Iowa mind you and owned by a Tipton MO man)and heralded the grand news that - yes indeed folks, tractors can now be driven on Missouri roadways for fundriasing purposes. But only during daylight hours though.

THANK YOU GOD!! Well, and Governor Nixon too. I've got an old Farmall I've been itchin to take to the bowling alley and this is the legislation I've ben waiting for! WOOOHOOO!!!!!
Only God knows how many high-speed tractor chases the Highway Patrol has been involved in over the years. These rogue tractor drivers, I tell ya. My guess is its well in to the...
(crickets)

Wonder if this will spark a new craze of putting neon and ground effects and resinator mufflers on the old Massey-Fergeson!

The bill's passing comes just in the nick of time for the upcoming tractor parade up St. Joe way on June 27th to raise money for MDA or MS or another acronym'd malady.

No word on if DOT helmets will be required of now legal tractor drivers or if tractor drivers just need the standard DeKalb Seed ball-cap to be in compliance.

5 comments:

Breno said...

Oi eu sou o Breno.
Desculpa deixar o recado assim. Mas penso que esse é um assunto que diz respeito a todos nós.
Gostaria que você observasse como está sendo tratado o meio ambiente em Santa Catarina - Brasil.

Se possível, ajude a protestar e divulgar essa informação.

Obrigado!

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The Wednesday Weekly said...

If there was one thing that drove me from the state it was the fact that I could not ride my Deere down Main Street...

YEEHAW, MA, it's time to ride.

elBryan said...

I think we should have a parade down St. John Avenue to kick off the Northeast Festival this year, and we should bring some tractors in honor of this new legislation!

Hyperblogal said...

Why did we need legislation to have a tractor parade???

Cranky Puppy said...

Hyper...

Apparently there was some provision in the law that tractors could only be driven on state roads while they were being used for agricultural purposes--basically it was only technically legal if they were being moved from one field to another.