Chairman Meow's presence in Tucson, Arizona comes at a time when some say the American South West is approaching a crossroads. How will the future rise in oil prices, coupled with potential water shortages affect this city which has grown from a population of less than 8,000 in the early 20th century?
The city itself used to belong to Mexico until the Gadsden Purchase of 1853, when it was claimed by the US. The city reaches an average high temperature of over 100 degrees during July, and averages only 11 inches of rain per year.
In any event, Chairman Meow is proud to have a presence in Tucson, and he hopes that his presence there profoundly affects the daily lives of it's residents, possibly reminding them that they must use solar energy to offset high oil prices.
His solemn expression foreshadows potential border war with Mexico, as immigrants (possibly infected with deadly Swine Flu) stream into the streets of Tucson desperate for food and drinking water, firing their guns into the air chanting "viva la raza!" (Sorry, Chairman Meow is tired today, and is seeing the world a little "glass-half-empty")