10/02/2005: An excellent idea.....
though the short lived meme that "the blue states" should secede from the Union and join with Canada, leaving the red states ("Jesusland") to flounder for themselves, was a predecessor to this....
Over at Why Now?, Bryan suggests that perhaps we give the Rethugnicans what they want, and outsource the U.S. Government--to Canada:
California has been having a busy wildfire season and needed some help. Who you gonna call? Canada .Works for me.
The CBC reports: Quebec sends waterbombers to help fight California wildfires.
The Canadians have been helping a very long time. Many may have missed the story of the Canadian embassy getting 6 Americans out of Teheran during the Iranian Hostage Crisis in 1980.
They do these things and yet the Canadian budget is running a surplus and they are paying down their national debt.
They think that a single-payer national health system is a good thing and they manage to provide health care to everyone. This system as well as their educated work force convinced Toyota to build its newest North American auto plant in Canada, rather than in the United States despite major tax giveaways offered by several states.
General Dynamics has also moved several manufacturing plants to Canada, including one of the plants that build the US Army's Stryker armored vehicle.
Obviously the Canadian government delivers a better product than the US government, so we should fire the current mismanagement team and outsource our government to Canada.
Len on 10.02.05 @ 12:05 PM CST