|FROM ||Rick Moen
|SUBJECT ||Re: [Hangout-NYLXS] the sorry state of this country and its bizarre
|Quoting Ruben Safir (ruben-at-mrbrklyn.com):
> Splitting up California, which I think is just going to
> have to happen at some point, will not give you eight senators but 5
> bickering states, many of which might look like Pennsylvania... but much
Unlike you, I actually read Secretary of State Padilla's Statement of
Vote from the most recent General Election. Any plausible division of
California into five states would yield five states that vote more or
less the way California does, primarily because each of the five would
probably have a few significant cities in it.
Or, at least, it would require gerrymandering on a GOP Project REDMAP
scale to carve out at least one that would vote for God, Trump, Pat
Robertson, and the Need to Protect Our Precious Bodily Fluids Against
Communism But Our Buddy Putin Is OK Despite His KGB Past. Might be
possible if you go out of your way to make a state out of a bunch of
mountain counties with hardly any people in the, though.
> Study the NY/NJ Port Authority for a better view of what it would look like.
> The best thing about Sandy was that it pushed NJ just a little bit
> further away from NY.
Unfortunately, that means you're also that much farther from decent
cheesesteaks. Worth bicycling to South Philly for (for those of us not
needing to keep our milchig and fleishig apart).
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