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9074 clicks; posted to Main » on 12 Feb 2002 at 9:24 AM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-02-12 04:24:14 AM  
AWESOME. This guy knows what he's talking about. Too bad I'll cease to exist under his plan.
2002-02-12 09:28:39 AM  
Utah's definitely got to go.
2002-02-12 09:28:57 AM  
Ohio survives!
2002-02-12 09:29:59 AM  
Voter apathy is to blame. If more people gave a damn a different set of morons would be running things.
2002-02-12 09:30:52 AM  
He forgot the real reason to keep Nevada. Forget casinos, where else will nuclear waste be stockpiled?

Also, what is "Marty Gras"?
2002-02-12 09:31:30 AM  
Can Britain get out now as well?
2002-02-12 09:31:40 AM  
Go Teamsters!!!!
2002-02-12 09:31:42 AM  
i bet this guy holds an office job with Major League Baseball
2002-02-12 09:31:49 AM  
California stays but New York has to mud wrestle to stay? What an idiot. California should fall into the ocean.
2002-02-12 09:32:19 AM  
Fark any state south of the Mason dixen line---if you have a higher proportion od trailorparks than of housing plans....you're out. Mullet haircuts as well, more mullets than bowl cuts, you're out. If your state has 3.2 beer, you're out. Pennsylvania must survive, we're the Keystone state!
2002-02-12 09:34:32 AM  
Get rid of Texas, Utah, California, and parts of Florida.
2002-02-12 09:34:55 AM  
bah...blocked from work?
Maybe some states should go....I'm looking at you Mississippi
2002-02-12 09:35:00 AM  
That whole thing was lame. Get yo' self some Southern pride.
2002-02-12 09:35:32 AM  
Did anyone see Dave Chappelle's 'report' from the Olympics last night on Jay Leno? Hilarious.

"Yeah Jay, interesting statistic. 8 out of 10 black people in Utah, play for the Jazz."
2002-02-12 09:35:49 AM  
Zog the, um, magnificent: "Marty gras" is a new drink silly, its very popular in North Dakota.
2002-02-12 09:37:11 AM  
Bass555: Don't feel bad, almost everything they have put up this morning has been blocked from my work.
2002-02-12 09:38:08 AM  
How bout they just split Oklahoma into three pieces, any one from here knows that you can guess the part of the state a person is from depending on theire accent.
2002-02-12 09:38:31 AM  
Yeah... he's got his priorities in place. Every state warm with entertainment value stays, every state that provides the basic necessities we take for granted goes.

I was kind of hoping he would have based this off of regional stereotypes, which would have been a lot funnier.
2002-02-12 09:40:10 AM  
This wasn't funny at all, but I guess I shouldn't have been expecting that with an "Interesting" tag.
2002-02-12 09:41:35 AM  
You'd better save Michigan, 'cause you'll be wanting our fresh water when all your aquifers dry up.
2002-02-12 09:43:10 AM  
PhiilyBoy: Don't worry. You're not missing much.
2002-02-12 09:43:56 AM  
BTEzra420: As a native Pennsylvanian transplanted to Massachusetts, I've got the perfect place for Independence Hall!
2002-02-12 09:44:54 AM  
That didn't even approach funny... I'm glad the author's opinions don't really matter....
2002-02-12 09:45:20 AM  
I'm guessing the author of that article lives on the west coast...and it was pretty damn lame.
2002-02-12 09:45:27 AM  
How about we gid rid of all the so called "Floridians" that invaded this state from other states and give it back to the true 'native' Floridians.........all 19 of us.
2002-02-12 09:45:54 AM  
2002-02-12 09:47:10 AM  
Cool, Nomad... we didn't know you were a Seminole
2002-02-12 09:47:10 AM  
You know I'm kinda partial to most of Virginia (have you seen the Blue Ridge Mountains.. wow) and I like North Carolina, and South Carolina has its uses. I'm tempted to rewrite this whole thing with some thought.. (I'd be losing a good part of California, the fake implanted part, and I'd be keeping some of the Midwest, i need to eat!)

I checked the editors bio, the individual is 14. Figures.
2002-02-12 09:47:14 AM  

screw breaking up, we need to start ANNEXING. Canada becomes state #51, mexico #52, spread from there!
2002-02-12 09:48:17 AM  
Interesting Historical Sidenote (or Boring Insignificant Trivia, take your pick) - at one time, the then-colonies of New England were, in fact, one entity
2002-02-12 09:49:58 AM  
Bigpeeler: Thanks, I was starting to feel left out in the cold. I'll have to get caught up when I get home.
2002-02-12 09:51:10 AM  
I nominate Texas.
2002-02-12 09:52:53 AM  
fark yeah. im tired of this 'united states of america' stuff, its time for 'united north america' led by the united states, and only the united states. =D
2002-02-12 09:53:50 AM  
Maine is picturesque enough to stay and Michigan is not????


This guy has obviously never visited our great state.

(Though some parts of Detroit and Flint could get the axe)
2002-02-12 09:54:22 AM  
so let me get this straight...ohio stays, and michigan leaves...hmmm...keeping a state with an awful smell, horrible natural resources management, and a malformed, mentally challenged citizenry, while getting rid of michigan...one more reason to get rid of california, it seems.
2002-02-12 09:59:17 AM  
I'm not USA but, in my humble opinion, you should get rid of Miami and Julio Iglesias.
2002-02-12 10:03:29 AM  
this was dull and dumb.

And we don't need LESS states, we need MORE states. We solve the immigration problem by telling every other nation that any illegals coming in will be considered invaders and thereby an act of war. Then we declare war, massacre the population and EXPAND. Manifest Destiny never should have stopped at East-West! Land is power!
2002-02-12 10:10:35 AM  
Keep the states, lose the article.
2002-02-12 10:13:11 AM  
I wonder what would happen if we offered statehood to the provinces of Canada and Mexico and incorporated them into the Union, sort of the way former-West Germany absorbed East Germany. We could have this one gigantic super-state
2002-02-12 10:14:20 AM  
Harmonia, "Can Britain get out now as well?"

Pipe down, or when we give you statehood we will only give each Scott a 2/3 vote.
2002-02-12 10:14:58 AM  
Bass555 thats what NAFTA is for. In a few years we'll take them over.
2002-02-12 10:17:29 AM  
2 reasons why Michigan must go: 1) De 2) troit
2002-02-12 10:17:48 AM  
I think the guys an idiot, but like the idea of separating my state from the "enlightened" attitude of him and most of california. Guess that makes me some sort of hick, but every state he hates I like. More of that mindset that the east and west coasts are the only relevant parts, the rest is "flyover country" Best view I ever had of california was in a rear view mirror, after living there 3 years.
2002-02-12 10:21:03 AM  
You know, if we drop a few well places daisy cutters along the San Andreas Fault, I think Arizona could make a really nice coastline.
2002-02-12 10:26:29 AM  
Fewer states, Odietamo, not less.
2002-02-12 10:29:08 AM  
wow! that whole "getting rid of certain states" joke sure was funny, especially the first time someone had the idea in 1912! it makes you wonder if the author really thinks he invented fire, or if he just doesn't care about stealing ideas.
2002-02-12 10:29:50 AM  
Native Pittsburgher here, FARK PHILLY!
2002-02-12 10:33:09 AM  
What should be done, is the Southern states should be merged with Northern ones, then we can stamp out the inbreeding that occurs down south.
2002-02-12 10:33:26 AM  
Idiot. I stopped reading after the phrase:

"and let [the representative] be someone who generally represents the mentality, culture, and intelligence of said state..."

Farking prejudiced facile poll-eating USA Today-loving "Are Merkins too fat" number-licking fatty fat fat!

I'm not very articulate today, but I do hate when people prefer averages and percentages over humanity. Like you're gonna find one person to be the epitome of "California" or "Texas" or "Georgia" or "New York".

2002-02-12 10:34:04 AM  
I'd trade De Troit for Windsor, any day.
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