Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The More You Think, The More You Worry....

The more I think about this election, the more I worry.  About the odd things.  I don't (particularly) worry that Romney might win.  If Romney wins, the debt explodes, rich people get a hell of a lot richer and we attack two more countries in the mid-east (Syria and Iran right away).  If Obama wins, the debt grows and we are in for a few more years of anemic "Republic Lite" which the Republicans will scream is socialism.
No, I worry that any outcome is so close to 50-50 that we will never agree again.  And while I wish it weren't so, I think the election might just harden thoughts.  Particularly if we elect more and more strident partisans.
A smart man (ERN) thinks that the answer is a break up of the country into two or four groups (the south & mountain plains and the rest or  the south, the northeast, the midwest and the west - depending).  I tended not to believe for a long time - it might be too hard to unravel the whole, you know UNITED States, thing.
But Scotland just got a vote to devolve in 2014, Catalan is working on one.  If so, maybe that is the way we go - and maybe it would be for the best.  Culturally the south, Texas plus, West Coast, Northeast and Midwest are pretty different.
George W. Bush blew it.  After 9/11 he should have called us together as a country - asked for sacrifice, and moved us forward.  He told us to shop and go to Disneyland.

1 comment:

Ready to Form a "More Perfect Union" in Wisconsin said...

I agreed with the smart man.

Dear Red States:

We're ticked off at the way you've treated California and we've decided we're leaving.

We intend to form our own country and we're taking the other Blue States with us.

In case you aren't aware that includes Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and all the Northeast.

We believe this split will be beneficial to the nation and especially to the people of the new country of New California.

To sum up briefly:

You get Texas, Oklahoma and all the slave states.

We get stem cell research and the best beaches.

We get Elliot Spitzer. You get Ken Lay.

We get the Statue of Liberty. You get OpryLand.

We get Intel and Microsoft. You get WorldCom.

We get Harvard. You get Ole' Miss.

We get 85 percent of America's venture capital and entrepreneurs.
You get Alabama.

We get two-thirds of the tax revenue. You get to make the red states
pay their fair share.

Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the Christian Coalition's we get a bunch of happy families. You get a bunch of single moms.

Please be aware that Nuevo California will be pro choice and anti war and we're going to want all our citizens back from Iraq at once. If you need people to fight ask your evangelicals. They have kids they're apparently willing to send to their deaths for no purpose and they don't care if you don't show pictures of their children's caskets coming home.

We wish you success in Iraq and hope that the WMDs turn up but we're not willing to spend our resources in Bush's Quagmire.

With the Blue States in hand we will have firm control of 80% of the country's fresh water, more than 90% of the pineapple and lettuce, 92% of the nation's fresh fruit, 95% of America's quality wines (you can serve French wines at state dinners) 90% of all cheese, 90 percent of the high tech industry, most of the US low sulfur coal, all living redwoods, sequoias and condors, all the Ivy and Seven

Sister schools plus Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Cal Tech and MIT.

With the Red States you will have to cope with 88% of all obese Americans and their projected health care costs, 92% of all US mosquitoes, nearly 100% of the tornadoes, 90% of the hurricanes, 99% of all Southern Baptists, virtually 100% of all televangelists, Rush

Limbaugh, Bob Jones University, Clemson and the University of Georgia.

We get Hollywood and Yosemite, thank you.

38% of those in the Red states believe Jonah was actually swallowed by a whale, 62% believe life is sacred unless we're discussing the death penalty or gun laws, 44% say that evolution is only a theory, 53% that Saddam was involved in 9/11 and 61% of you crazy bastards believe you are people with higher morals then we lefties.

We're taking the good pot too. You can have that dirt weed they grow in Mexico.

Author Unknown in New California.