-- by Dave
Ah, feel the eliminationism:
Glenn Beck told his Fox News audience today that he wants to remove California as one of the 50 American states.
Beck: OK, there's something driving me to the edge of insanity, makes blood shoot right out my eyes, and that is California.
California today, they voted against offshore drilling. Not on their land, or their shore, no. They also voted last week to raise emissions standards because it's too smoggy there and they care about the trees. Also, uh, in the stimulus, we found out today, it appears as though Hollywood can get a, um, bailout, from you and me, because nobody's going to see their movies. Hmmph! You'd think maybe they should just make better movies, and then we'd all go. But no no, let's bail them all out.
The Civil War taught us that, apparently, U.S. states can't secede from the Union. I'd like to test that one again maybe sometime. But what I'd like to know is if the Union has the right to kick out states. Because if so, I'd like to take a star right out of our flag, and California is it.
From eco-warriors running the state and ruining it to Hollywood projecting their family values and politics on the U.S., and illegal immigration driving them into bankruptcy, the Golden State drives me out of my mind, and I don't think I'm alone.
I'm sure his defenders will say he was just using hyperbole and it was all a joke. That's what all good eliminationists say.
That book of mine (due out in May) is looking more timely all the time.
[Cross-posted at Crooks and Liars.]