Ever since Texas Governor Rick Perry suggested that his state might well secede in protest against oppressive federal policies, pundits have pointed out that secession has been discredited since the 1860's and that the agreement upon Texas' entry gave it no right to secede. (The agreement did give Texas the right to morph into five separate states, but no one wants that)
I say, let Texas secede. Not only would secession rid us of those annoying Dallas Cowboy fans and obnoxious politicians such as Tom Delay, but it would help with the illegal immigration problem.
Texas may well become once again part of Mexico, but even if not we no longer have to monitor that long southern Texas border. We'll find it easier to seal the border with Arkansas. And if Texans try to sneak across, they'll be easier to catch since they're larger and louder than Mexicans.
NEWS AND COMMENT
The disarray highlights what threatens to be a lose-lose situation for Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner: If all the banks pass, the tests’ credibility will be questioned, and if some banks get failing grades and are forced to accept more government capital and oversight, they may be punished by investors and customers. Bloomberg News
So - complete and accurate information for investors is bad?
NEWS AND COMMENT
WASHINGTON — Consumers who buy minicars to economize on fuel are making a big tradeoff when it comes to safety in collisions, according to an insurance group that slammed three minimodels into midsize ones in tests.
So - in big car/small car collisions, the big car wins. Size matters. This information qualifies for inclusion in Andy Borowitz' fictional magazine, "Duh".