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(The Hill)   Democrats introduce bill to admit 51st state, which voted last year to become a state, and which has a larger population than a dozen red states   (thehill.com) divider line
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2021-03-03 3:28:38 AM  
I didn't think those people even liked meat!  Now, let me warn all of you. If you make Puerto Rico a steak, the next thing they'll want is a baked potato! With sour cream and chives and little tiny bacon bits and pieces of toast! And then they'll probably want a salad bar! Why, they'll be lined up for miles!
 
2021-03-03 4:51:23 AM  

Dasher McHappenstance: I didn't think those people even liked meat!  Now, let me warn all of you. If you make Puerto Rico a steak, the next thing they'll want is a baked potato! With sour cream and chives and little tiny bacon bits and pieces of toast! And then they'll probably want a salad bar! Why, they'll be lined up for miles!


Emily Litella reference FTW.

Also I am okay with this.
 
gcc [TotalFark]
2021-03-03 5:06:02 AM  
Bad branding. If you called it the Port O'Rico and ran the vote on St. Patrick's day you would've picked up half a dozen republican votes.
 
2021-03-03 5:15:15 AM  
DO it and kill the filibuster for statehood only. And then dare Manchin and Synema to vote to keep the filibuster to prevent statehood.

They'll cave.
 
2021-03-03 5:15:41 AM  
Do DC and every other territory as well.
 
2021-03-03 5:18:16 AM  
glad they're not mucking about
 
2021-03-03 5:19:24 AM  
"... this would be a truly, completely Hispanic state."

And that is why the GOP would never accept it.
 
2021-03-03 5:25:35 AM  
would their drinking ago have to pop up to 21 if they got in?  that would be pretty awkward for a bunch of 19 and 20 year olds
 
2021-03-03 5:25:54 AM  
Enough of this colonialism. Time for Puerto Rican freedom.
 
2021-03-03 5:31:20 AM  

American Decency Association: would their drinking ago have to pop up to 21 if they got in?  that would be pretty awkward for a bunch of 19 and 20 year olds


Same thing just happened with tobacco.
 
2021-03-03 5:32:16 AM  

American Decency Association: would their drinking ago have to pop up to 21 if they got in?  that would be pretty awkward for a bunch of 19 and 20 year olds


tragic
 
2021-03-03 5:32:34 AM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Do DC and every other territory as well.


DC has been solidly advocating for statehood for a long time. I lived in a 'group house ' (basically a collective of activists) a decade ago and the one thing everyone agreed on was DC statehood.

Puerto Rico, IIRC, has alternated between opposing or embracing statehood.
 
2021-03-03 5:32:35 AM  
Do it!

Add DC, Guam, and Japan while you're at it
 
2021-03-03 5:35:42 AM  
Honest question: What are the odds this actually gets passed?
 
2021-03-03 5:36:25 AM  

American Decency Association: would their drinking ago have to pop up to 21 if they got in?  that would be pretty awkward for a bunch of 19 and 20 year olds


From what I hear from the boomers, it was.
 
2021-03-03 5:36:41 AM  

gcc: Bad branding. If you called it the Port O'Rico and ran the vote on St. Patrick's day you would've picked up half a dozen republican votes.


They have their own celebratory day.
 
2021-03-03 5:43:23 AM  

Serious Post on Serious Thread: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Do DC and every other territory as well.

DC has been solidly advocating for statehood for a long time. I lived in a 'group house ' (basically a collective of activists) a decade ago and the one thing everyone agreed on was DC statehood.

Puerto Rico, IIRC, has alternated between opposing or embracing statehood.


username checks out
 
2021-03-03 5:46:08 AM  
There should be a compromise, like the Missouri Compromise.

For every new non-white state, there should be a new, very white state.

For Puerto Rico, South Utah. For DC, East Montana. For Guam, North Idaho. For Samoa, West North Dakota.

Think outside of the box, people!
 
2021-03-03 5:49:10 AM  

American Decency Association: would their drinking ago have to pop up to 21 if they got in?  that would be pretty awkward for a bunch of 19 and 20 year olds


They'd probably get grandfathered in, as well as being super cool in cool in college.
 
2021-03-03 5:49:59 AM  
Seriously, if you're doing this for statehood--great.  If you are doing it banking on it being a Democratic stronghold, nope.  The socialism boogeyman card got played, so your PR and Cuban voters that you'd think would be completely anti GOP for obvious reasons, are not home runs.
 
2021-03-03 5:50:16 AM  
And they'll still only get 2 senators to those 12 states' 24.
 
2021-03-03 5:54:24 AM  
P.R. should have been a state since the 1960's.Things went to total hell there and so many people
fled to the north or starve in poverty..Sure, more people got to be exposed to the culture and so on..But those
families that had to be separated, and the people that lived and slaved away in the ghetto war zones in the Bronx, and Chicago, paid a real price. They were treated as shatty as the Irish or Italians at the turn of the century.. Maybe worse..
 
2021-03-03 6:02:33 AM  

Serious Post on Serious Thread: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Do DC and every other territory as well.

DC has been solidly advocating for statehood for a long time. I lived in a 'group house ' (basically a collective of activists) a decade ago and the one thing everyone agreed on was DC statehood.

Puerto Rico, IIRC, has alternated between opposing or embracing statehood.


In 1968 we were restricted to our base in Puerto Rico as two sides, pro statehood and anti duked it out. I was 21 and didn't know much, mostly it was the greens (statehood) and the blues (not so much). But that was fifty years ago. I hope they want to be a state now.
 
2021-03-03 6:23:47 AM  

Roastbeast Sammich: There should be a compromise, like the Missouri Compromise.

For every new non-white state, there should be a new, very white state.

For Puerto Rico, South Utah. For DC, East Montana. For Guam, North Idaho. For Samoa,

West North Dakota.

Think outside of the box, people!

Wait just a goldurn minute! What would that do for The University of Southwestern North Dakota at Hoople?
 
2021-03-03 6:26:15 AM  
Can we trade it for Texas?  Then we still only have 50 and Texas gets the independence it so desperately wants.
 
2021-03-03 6:38:55 AM  

Petey4335: American Decency Association: would their drinking ago have to pop up to 21 if they got in?  that would be pretty awkward for a bunch of 19 and 20 year olds

From what I hear from the boomers, it was.


By the time Vermont raised the drinking age to 21 I was 31. No problem there.
 
2021-03-03 6:40:13 AM  

Diagonal: Roastbeast Sammich: There should be a compromise, like the Missouri Compromise.

For every new non-white state, there should be a new, very white state.

For Puerto Rico, South Utah. For DC, East Montana. For Guam, North Idaho. For Samoa, West North Dakota.

Think outside of the box, people!

Wait just a goldurn minute! What would that do for The University of Southwestern North Dakota at Hoople?


Merge North and South Dakota into just "Dakota" and call it a day...Even together they barely have
the population enough to even bother..
 
2021-03-03 6:41:01 AM  
It's time to bring them in from the cold, figuratively.
 
2021-03-03 6:50:35 AM  

Dasher McHappenstance: I didn't think those people even liked meat!  Now, let me warn all of you. If you make Puerto Rico a steak, the next thing they'll want is a baked potato! With sour cream and chives and little tiny bacon bits and pieces of toast! And then they'll probably want a salad bar! Why, they'll be lined up for miles!


It's not just the meat. After Trump, wine production is way up - more up than anyone has ever seen - due to the increase in American Grape production. And everyone likes wine with a big steak.

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https://youtu.be/r4q1L_JtMiI?t=269
 
2021-03-03 6:51:32 AM  

padraig: And they'll still only get 2 senators to those 12 states' 24.


And?
 
2021-03-03 6:52:41 AM  

Mr. Shabooboo: Merge North and South Dakota into just "Dakota" and call it a day...Even together they barely have
the population enough to even bother..


That seems like something that is likely to happen.
 
2021-03-03 6:53:38 AM  

WegianWarrior: "... this would be a truly, completely Hispanic state."

And that is why the GOP would never accept it.


Which is stupid because PR's current representative in the House is a Republican. If they're not Catholic, they're Pentacostal in their faith - so many religiously conservative. Their position on abortion would probably find traction.

GOP, despite Trump's ignorance towards PR, stand as good of a chance as the Democratic party
 
2021-03-03 6:53:39 AM  

American Decency Association: would their drinking ago have to pop up to 21 if they got in?  that would be pretty awkward for a bunch of 19 and 20 year olds


Well if they can't put in the effort to get a fake ID like good God fearing American teenagers, maybe they don't deserve statehood.
 
2021-03-03 6:55:24 AM  

Petey4335: American Decency Association: would their drinking ago have to pop up to 21 if they got in?  that would be pretty awkward for a bunch of 19 and 20 year olds

From what I hear from the boomers, it was.


Not really - the 80s was a different time when it came to getting alcohol underage.
 
2021-03-03 6:57:47 AM  

Diagonal: Roastbeast Sammich: There should be a compromise, like the Missouri Compromise.

For every new non-white state, there should be a new, very white state.

For Puerto Rico, South Utah. For DC, East Montana. For Guam, North Idaho. For Samoa, West North Dakota.

Think outside of the box, people!

Wait just a goldurn minute! What would that do for The University of Southwestern North Dakota at Hoople?


More grants for studying PDQ Bach?
 
2021-03-03 7:07:02 AM  

Erebus1954: Enough of this colonialism. Time for Puerto Rican freedom.


They're Americans, paying taxes and doing all the other shiat us Americans.

Except receive representation in exchange for their taxes.

This fixes that.

If people insist that 50 is a magic number we can consolidate the Dakotas and they'll still be damned near the bottom of the population list.
 
2021-03-03 7:10:51 AM  

Erebus1954: Enough of this colonialism. Time for Puerto Rican freedom.


Maybe you should ask them how they feel about their "colonial" status...

52% of the PR voters just voted yes on statehood.  There are a LOT of PR citizens serving in the active and reserve forces. There are a lot of PR citizens living on CONUS.

They, like DC are a state in all but name only. Time to fix that.
 
2021-03-03 7:11:45 AM  

Petey4335: American Decency Association: would their drinking ago have to pop up to 21 if they got in?  that would be pretty awkward for a bunch of 19 and 20 year olds

From what I hear from the boomers, it was.


Can confirm.
 
2021-03-03 7:20:17 AM  

Roastbeast Sammich: There should be a compromise, like the Missouri Compromise.

For every new non-white state, there should be a new, very white state.

For Puerto Rico, South Utah. For DC, East Montana. For Guam, North Idaho. For Samoa, West North Dakota.

Think outside of the box, people!


Don't forget the USVI. Heavily minority... though more black than Hispanic. But they also deserve a seat at the table.
 
2021-03-03 7:20:58 AM  

Roastbeast Sammich: There should be a compromise, like the Missouri Compromise.

For every new non-white state, there should be a new, very white state.

For Puerto Rico, South Utah. For DC, East Montana. For Guam, North Idaho. For Samoa, West North Dakota.

Think outside of the box, people!


Bah. Funny for the first part. Just woke up, and saw a list, and wanted to add.
 
2021-03-03 7:25:08 AM  
PR should be a state.

DC should be ceded to Maryland.
 
2021-03-03 7:31:13 AM  

RasIanI: Petey4335: American Decency Association: would their drinking ago have to pop up to 21 if they got in?  that would be pretty awkward for a bunch of 19 and 20 year olds

From what I hear from the boomers, it was.

Not really - the 80s was a different time when it came to getting alcohol underage.


In qc it was never a problem back then. I dont remember ever being carded for beer.
 
2021-03-03 7:58:45 AM  

Erebus1954: Enough of this colonialism. Time for Puerto Rican freedom.


Well, maybe now they can get disaster recovery funding...
 
2021-03-03 7:59:44 AM  

bobug: Roastbeast Sammich: There should be a compromise, like the Missouri Compromise.

For every new non-white state, there should be a new, very white state.

For Puerto Rico, South Utah. For DC, East Montana. For Guam, North Idaho. For Samoa, West North Dakota.

Think outside of the box, people!

Don't forget the USVI. Heavily minority... though more black than Hispanic. But they also deserve a seat at the table.


and how about those poor "US Minor Outlying Islands"? How do you think they feel, huh?
 
2021-03-03 8:04:34 AM  

American Decency Association: would their drinking ago have to pop up to 21 if they got in?  that would be pretty awkward for a bunch of 19 and 20 year olds


Only if they want state highway funds? Which maybe they don't get now anyway? So maybe they would not care.
 
2021-03-03 8:05:59 AM  

Flowery Twats: bobug: Roastbeast Sammich: There should be a compromise, like the Missouri Compromise.

For every new non-white state, there should be a new, very white state.

For Puerto Rico, South Utah. For DC, East Montana. For Guam, North Idaho. For Samoa, West North Dakota.

Think outside of the box, people!

Don't forget the USVI. Heavily minority... though more black than Hispanic. But they also deserve a seat at the table.

and how about those poor "US Minor Outlying Islands"? How do you think they feel, huh?


It makes them feel all empty.
 
2021-03-03 8:06:44 AM  

KarmicDisaster: American Decency Association: would their drinking ago have to pop up to 21 if they got in?  that would be pretty awkward for a bunch of 19 and 20 year olds

Only if they want state highway funds? Which maybe they don't get now anyway? So maybe they would not care.


Hell of a challenge to build an Interstate...
 
2021-03-03 8:12:29 AM  

OmnomnomCookies: Seriously, if you're doing this for statehood--great.  If you are doing it banking on it being a Democratic stronghold, nope.  The socialism boogeyman card got played, so your PR and Cuban voters that you'd think would be completely anti GOP for obvious reasons, are not home runs.


Yeah, if we're talking "balanced" new states DC-PR *is* the balanced deal.
 
2021-03-03 8:14:13 AM  

Flowery Twats: bobug: Roastbeast Sammich: There should be a compromise, like the Missouri Compromise.

For every new non-white state, there should be a new, very white state.

For Puerto Rico, South Utah. For DC, East Montana. For Guam, North Idaho. For Samoa, West North Dakota.

Think outside of the box, people!

Don't forget the USVI. Heavily minority... though more black than Hispanic. But they also deserve a seat at the table.

and how about those poor "US Minor Outlying Islands"? How do you think they feel, huh?


If they have the population and economic base, sure. Up to them. However, they're pretty sparsely populated. We brought on the territories... we need to bring them along towards statehood, once they're self-sufficient (or, hey, if they want to be autonomous... the era of empires should be over.
 
2021-03-03 8:15:21 AM  

gcc: Bad branding. If you called it the Port O'Rico and ran the vote on St. Patrick's day you would've picked up half a dozen republican votes.


at the rate Republicans are regressing, they'll be racist against the Irish again by St Patrick's day.
 
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