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(Mental Floss)   Professor redesigns the United States map into only 38 states. Check out your proposed new residence   (mentalfloss.com) divider line 29
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2014-06-25 08:38:08 AM
s2.quickmeme.com
 
2014-06-25 08:39:11 AM
Why are our college graduates so unprepared for success? Oh, wait, never mind.
 
2014-06-25 08:40:41 AM
This seems like a plot to force Chicago to take care of Gary.
 
2014-06-25 08:52:49 AM
Prairie should probably be named Maize (as there's very little prairie in that area) and like hell is Dearborn going to pry that Lake Michigan shoreline from Mackinaw.
 
2014-06-25 08:52:51 AM
Cochiee? No, I don't think we're going to do that.
 
2014-06-25 08:54:30 AM
Heh... I already live in El Dorado

/county
 
2014-06-25 08:57:37 AM
Apparently my new residence is an ocean.
 
2014-06-25 09:04:28 AM
Vikings and Packers in the same territory? No thanks. Also: Cochise.
 
2014-06-25 09:05:25 AM

SphericalTime: Cochise? No, I don't think we're going to do that.



Especially since it is a common attack word for dogs.
 
2014-06-25 09:06:39 AM
Any plan that requires me to continue sharing a state with Macon is a non-starter.
 
2014-06-25 09:24:56 AM
Well, it was thoughtful of him to rename most-of-Texas to Alamo.  He was apparently trying hard not to reuse existing names, and I guess that's a suitable alternative.  But did he really need to include part of Oklahoma?
 
2014-06-25 09:26:46 AM
I'm OK with Chesapeake. Not sure I'd want to live in a place called "Bitterroot" though.
 
2014-06-25 09:29:50 AM
So, the combined populations of Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio are going to get two senators, as are the combined populations of Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and San Diego.

Meanwhile Alaska is going to have four?
 
2014-06-25 09:33:47 AM
FTFA:  Pearcy's proposed state lines were drawn in less-populated areas, isolating large cities and reducing their number within each state. He argued that if there were fewer cities vying for a state's tax dollars, more money would be available for projects that would benefit all citizens.

Ahhh... Where exactly does this guy think that tax dollars come from?  Hint:  It's people.  And because of economies of scale and density, people in cities are far less infrastructure dependent.  That, and the suburbs thereof, are also where most of the rich people live.

They're the source of tax  dollars, and subsidize rural living.  The reasons for even considering doing this are flawed in the first place.
 
2014-06-25 10:03:32 AM
I'm sure the Tea Party would completely go for this plan.

/Was it written in Esperanto, I wonder?
 
2014-06-25 10:41:46 AM
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-25 10:49:38 AM
I like the US map separating libs & cons better.
 
2014-06-25 10:57:13 AM
I could get used to Osage. Getting neglected by St. Louis politicians rather than Chicago politicians might be a pleasant change of pace.
 
2014-06-25 11:43:29 AM
Also, since he didn't change the boundaries, why rename Hawaii?
 
2014-06-25 12:12:59 PM
I dunno.  I am in Virginia to avoid decision made by people in Maryland.  That would be pretty farked up, to put responsible citizens in the hands of those corrupt bastiches in Baltimore.

Also, the line through New Jersey seems kind of hinky.  Jersey shore might make more sense aligned with Philly than NYC.  And I wouldn't want the Brooklyn douche bags collaborating with the Jersey Shore douche bags.  That could trigger some sort of division by zero event.
 
2014-06-25 12:36:36 PM
I'd have to live in the same state as Portland, but Eastern Washington/Oregon are in a separate state?

imokaywiththis.jpg
 
2014-06-25 01:01:08 PM

grokca: Apparently my new residence is an ocean.


does that mean the value of your real estate just skyrocketed?

/cool, then.
 
2014-06-25 01:06:22 PM

Laobaojun: I dunno.  I am in Virginia to avoid decision made by people in Maryland.  That would be pretty farked up, to put responsible citizens in the hands of those corrupt bastiches in Baltimore.

Also, the line through New Jersey seems kind of hinky.  Jersey shore might make more sense aligned with Philly than NYC.  And I wouldn't want the Brooklyn douche bags collaborating with the Jersey Shore douche bags.  That could trigger some sort of division by zero event.


Uh, the "Jersey Shore" douchebags you speak of ARE Brooklyn (and Staten Island) douchebags.
 
2014-06-25 01:19:02 PM
I find it humorous that "Erie" does not, in fact, touch Lake Erie.
 
2014-06-25 02:40:39 PM
img.fark.netI think using watersheds makes more sense. As suggested by John Wesley Powell.
 
2014-06-25 09:34:57 PM
Maybe 38 states isn't such a bad idea, considering that 50 have been nothing but trouble since 1959.  (I have wondered if a solution to America's
problems would be to scrap literally everything and rebuild the government from scratch.) This would mean I would have brothers in
Dallas, Alamo and Albuquerque, Cochise....and one in Kankakee, Dearborn (near the Wabash border).
 
2014-06-25 11:33:07 PM
Fark that, I'm moving to West Moosejaw, Sask.
 
2014-06-26 06:58:15 PM
Wait... the second least populous state in the country gets split into two?  Why, exactly?
 
2014-06-26 07:50:35 PM

IamKaiserSoze!!!: ... like hell is Dearborn going to pry that Lake Michigan shoreline from Mackinaw.


Oh come on, it's not like Michiganders would be willing to go to war with another state over territory or anything.
 
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