Have you heard about the online petition to merge North Dakota and South Dakota into a single state and call it MegaKota? Some guy in Fargo must have been really bored, because he started thinking about how badly he wants Puerto Rico to become a U.S. state, but hates the idea of changing the flag, because having 50 stars is neat-o. His solution? Combine the Dakotas and give them a really stupid name. Because that’s far less disruptive than hiring a seamstress to sew a 51st star onto the flag.
It’d be pretty cool to have a state called MegaKota so yeah.
The guy does have a way with words. I can see why his petition went viral. So yeah.
I think the whole idea is MegaStupid. Then again, I’ve got a more vested interest than most of the population. You think I want to go through the hassle of changing my address in a million different places, getting a new driver’s license, new license plates, etc.? I just went through all that six months ago! Besides, we aren’t the only states that could merge. How about MegaLina? Or MegaGinia? Or, for that matter, why not ColoRaska or IdaTana or New JersAware? Literally any two states that touch could be combined into one larger state in order to prevent the despoiling of our precious flag.
As usual, the comments on this article are even more entertaining than the story itself. One rocket-scientist-in-training writes, “How can it be called the United States if some of our states are divided in half?” By that logic, Einstein, how can it be called the United States if some of our states are divided by a freakin’ ocean!? Much like, ahem: Puerto Rico.
It’s all starting to feel like a vicious circle. A MegaCircle, if you will.
Mind you, I don’t think any of this will ever actually happen. These petitions to split up and/or combine states gain a little traction and then inevitably peter out. Like the idea to turn California into three separate states (shot down by the state Supreme Court last July) and the desire to create Jefferson out of southern Oregon and northern California. There’s even an independence movement afoot to create a whole new country called Cascadia out of the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, but good luck ever seeing that come to fruition.
But at least we live in a country where people can dream big, right? They won’t get arrested or have their citizenship rescinded or anything.
They’ll just be ridiculed in blogs.
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Wouldn’t it be neat if people like that put as much effort into doing something useful that would benefit society? Smh.
God forbid people should do something constructive instead of plotting hare-brained schemes like this!
Crazy idea. Kind of bummed that the CA break-up didn’t happen. That would’ve been nice for me. Love that you changed your banner photo to the dinosaur. 🙂
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Having lived there for eight years, I will admit that Northern California and Southern California are vastly different and probably could make a compelling case for separating from one another. Not sure that we need THREE Californias, though!
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I don’t entirely remember what and where the break-downs were going to be, but I think it meant San Diego didn’t have to stay in the same state as L.A. And that sounds pretty good to me. Talk about vastly different. I do really like Northern Cal, however. And aren’t you just the traveler!
That’s one of the things I love about living in the United States, we have separate states that each have their own distinct feel. Personally, I like the separations, yet all united into one.
I agree, Ron. Let’s not mess with the status quo! Look what happened in the 1860s when states wanted to do their own thing.
They want to split WA now…or should I say again. Eastern Washington would be called Liberty. Why don’t we just erase all the state lines and call the whole land MessMerica?
I just saw a news article on that. People are never satisfied, are they?