Wednesday, September 04, 2013

The Divided States of America

GOP crackpottery in California
YREKA — The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 this afternoon to pursue seceding from California.

More than 100 people packed the supervisors' chambers late this morning for a discussion on whether the county should issue a declaration that it wants to secede from the state. Nearly all those in attendance appeared to be for the move. [...]

In August, county residents lobbied the board to consider separating from the state over a laundry list of complaints including a lack of representation in Sacramento for the Republican-majority county, issues pertaining to water rights and the rural fire prevention fee.
I say if they feel so put upon by the damn librul gummit in Sacremento, then let the idiots secede. Cut off all their state services. Charge them a pro-rated fee for any state funded infrastructure. Maybe then they'll realize how much they need the state's help.
It's not as if Siskiyou County would be able to survive better as an independent state. Like most Republican counties in California, Siskiyou gets more money from Sacramento than it pays in.
These cranky cons are simply sore losers who don't want their money funding programs that don't have their personal stamp of approval. The concept of the common good isn't even in their vocabulary.

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

The US would become a Swiss cheese if we let every municipality secede, because hell no we didn't win the Civil War and the only issue that was resolved was slavery. This has never been one nation under anything except the principle that we don't like the law or the government or anybody tellin' us what to do - and what we do want, we want for free.

But what about putting them all on a reservation, wall it off and let them fend for themselves and defend themselves and feed themselves? A great big wall and with a dome over it so the smell doesn't make us all sick.

11:42:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I'm down with that plan.

4:58:00 PM  

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