The Airing of Grievances
Tuesday, November 09, 2004
Lately, there's been a lot of hysterical talk of secession or running away to the balmy climes of Canada from left-wing quitters prone to frantic overreaction. Now comes a proposal of accomodation from conservative journalist Mike Thompson that really must be read to be believed. His plan:
The 12 states that must go: California, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maryland, and Delaware. Only the remaining 38 states would retain the name, "United States of America." The 12 expelled mobs could call themselves the "Dirty Dozen," or individually keep their identity and go their separate ways, probably straight to Hell.Hey Mike, you gotta throw in DC too, since that had the largest plurality of Kerry voters (90% to Bush's 9%) in the entire country.
So, no government, no financial markets, no business (remember, most corporations are chartered in Delaware), no commerce, no trade, no centers of culture, the loss of the majority of the tax base, crappy baseball teams and no porn.
Done. Yours. I give on.
(Thanks Wonkette ... I think)