Editor’s Note: While the media and other leftist elites ignore the millions of folks living in “flyover” states, they do so at their own peril; it was this silent majority that put President Trump in the White House. Each week, Liberty Nation gives voice to the hard-working heartlanders who are silent no more.
Flyover states, while in a relative calm of late, didn’t mind sticking their collective noses into the business of those who continue to confound. It was a beauty parlor style of a week as gossip flew right alongside common sense and wicked humor abounded as several indigo blue states faced the backwoods country music of the common folks.
A Super Spud Proposal
Oregonians channeled the 80s dance party-band B-52s, asking themselves: “Where do I go from here to a better state than this?” In researching their limited options, the good people of five Oregon counties simply voted to start the process of seceding from Oregon. But where does one secede when options are limited? Washington to the north is also a radical progressive state. Nevada? That would create a state perpetually flipping the bird to everyone else. And California is about to go completely insane. Well, the county folks eventually answered their own question: “Underground like a wild potato.” Idaho, here we come.
Not so fast, freedom-loving conservatives: This is far from a done deal. According to a report from KTVB-TV in Boise, there is a lot to do: “To make it a reality, the group would need all 19 counties to approve of it, plus portions of a few others. Then it would need both the Oregon and Idaho legislatures to pass it, and Congress would also give it the OK.”
Red staters everywhere cheered the effort and offered ideas on how to rearrange several state borders. Daydreaming in Illinois, Tine Marie said, “Can’t wait until we can secede from the cesspool that is Chicago. Christine Jemming offered up her state to Governor Kristi Noem: “Minnesota needs to join South Dakota,” and Allan Berry had yet another great idea: “Michigan just needs to get rid of Detroit.”
Maybe it is time to change up the map of the U.S. of A.
No Con for You!
Mayor Lori Lightfoot has not had a lot of victories during her tenure as mayor of Chicago. Gun violence is off the charts; over a hundred children gunned down in the streets last year, and people protesting because they can get away with causing violence. She’s been booed publicly, is demanding – against public health guidelines – that the citizenry continue to wear masks and has declared no white journalist will have opportunity or access to her. Is that racist?
But most recently, Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police board unanimously voted that it has no confidence in the mayor. Not that it will do any good, but it does take away from Lightfoot’s one little victory: painting the crosswalks in the colors of the rainbow. Yeah, that helped stop violent crime. And now increasing calls for Lightfoot’s ouster by Chicago voters are blowing up social media platforms.
Linda Lewandowski is one of those voters: “The only time I have agreed with the FOP in recent years. Our officers cannot keep working 12 hours, no vacations, indefinitely. Instead of wasting billions on ONE Central, get our police and fire departments to where they should be.” But in a near-neighboring state, North Dakota, Glory Kramlich went for the gut punch: “Whatever it is, her leadership might get you shot some weekend.”
Across the Great Lakes, in Finneytown, OH, Franklin Hand just had to jump in: “This thread has some of the most inane, ignorant, poorly worded comments I’ve ever seen. Y’all make me ashamed to otherwise agree with you.” Perhaps the city could consider changing its name to Funnytown.
After only two years at the helm, what are Lightfoot’s chances of surviving a full term? Most folks weren’t worried about the mayor sticking around much longer.
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