I stole this from The Daily Timewaster. Since we all thieve from each other at times to fill our blogs, I'm unapologetic.
What if US States were redrawn to all have equal populations:
The States of Shiprock and Salt Lake would appeal to me. You can throw in Ogalalla and Phoenix for good measure. The rest could do for themselves. The Liberals wouldn't care. It's just fly over country.
Rose Garden Hill near Moab, UT
I'd guess that if that was the case, the Liberals wouldn't even want to visit, what with that whole vast region being an 'open carry' state with no Second Amendment restrictions. Two massive conservative states in the middle of the country would make Barack and Hillary uneasy -- and Harry Reid would have to worry about relocating or finding himself an actual job.
I think that the Federal Government could allow that part of the country fund its own education and not worry about issuing food stamps. Oh, sure, they'd suck up the Federal Income Tax -- but I think that the people would be fine without ObamaCare and an abortion clinic on every corner. The area is oil-independent and has all of the fresh water and fertile land that it needs. There wouldn't be all that much "interstate commerce" for the feds to regulate.
I'm sure that you'd see a "well run militia" in those new states.
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The shot heard 'round Colorado (more here). Two plumbers start the movement.
The Biden Defense
Gun control advocates sent a message through Colorado, cheered on by Vice President Joe (Slow Joe) Biden directly, and President Obama -- from afar. The message was that politicians could vote for gun control measures without fear of career ending reprisals from their constituents.
Voters responded and removed two Colorado politicians -- with more to potentially follow. And while the anti-firearms legislation that the legislature passed is still on the books, the gun control orgy is dead in Colorado and the legislation will quietly go away as the Democratic majorities in the Colorado House and Senate privately consider their careers. Politicians, to be obvious about it, value survival. They're not inclined to take stands on issues that put them at odds with their constituents, and they don't like to wade into divisive debates that rile people up but don't win them votes. And they listen when their colleagues are cast from office by angry voters.
John Morse and Angela Giron are no longer state legislators. They no longer have jobs. They no longer lap from the trough. And that lesson is not lost on the rest of Colorado's legislators. John Morse, former president of the Colorado State Senate, no longer presides.
There had never been a successful recall vote in the history of Colorado. But that changed when a couple of patriots began a movement.
John Morse (no longer a politician - left) and friend
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Welcome to Virtual Mirage
"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad."
"How do you know I'm mad," asked Alice?
"You must be," said the cat, "or you wouldn't have come here."
Virtual Mirage - What's on the other side of the mirror? Ask Alice how deep the rabbit hole really goes.
This blog is an extension of MY JOURNEY because sometimes my journey needs more explanation, and sometimes there is more to be said than can be expressed on one ordinary blog.
Sometimes it's politics (very serious), sometimes I address the human condition with a dose of humor, and other times it may seem as if the track is headed in a unique direction. I can be a complicated guy at times.
There are a few things you'll find I consider:
* Absence of proof is not proof of absence.
* Sometimes the questions are complex but the answers are simple.
* Love is the only condition where the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
* Steers do not sign treaties with meat packers. (think on that)
* Taxes are NEVER levied for the benefit of the taxed.
* The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no victory possible in defense.
WHITE POWDER (Novel)
There is something intoxicating about a secret.
THE OLD WHORE (NOVEL)
In the peculiar culture of the Central Intelligence Agency, "old whores" are people who will do whatever it takes to get the job done, irrespective of the cost.
EXILES FROM EDEN (NOVEL)
Sparks fly as two star-crossed lovers meet. He runs toward trouble as she yearns for something missing. And it ends in a flight from and toward justice.
Today, I balance work and play as much as anyone can. All things remaining equal, play is more important. Life is short - it's important to make every day count for something, if only to yourself.
I'm a former tinker/tailor/soldier/sailor who has now decided that maybe it really wasn't all done for nothing.
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