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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Say Goodbye To Montana?

Every time you lose faith in the Internet, the Internet comes through to entertain and enlighten us.
Take Montana, for example.

Montana, for the benefit of my foreign readers, is one of our 50 states, and is one of several states on our border with Canada.

Someone started a petition on change.org to sell Montana to Canada for $1 trillion dollars to "eliminate the national debt".

To everyone's surprise, some 12,245 people (as of the time I wrote this post) have signed this petition. The petition has now gone viral.

Goodbye, Montana?

I haven't been to Montana since 1979.  I only spent one night there, camping with my spouse in a deserted campground (mid September) and admiring the Big Sky Country. In case you've heard of Big Sky Country - it's real.  And I've never seen it since that day.  To me, Montana is far from useless, and I will give the petitioner credit for thinking outside the box (as the saying goes).

People from Montana pride themselves on independent thinking.  I suspect that more than a few of them might not mind joining up with Canada and becoming Canadian citizens.

Sometimes, I think I wouldn't mind becoming a Canadian.  How could I not love a people who paid tribute to the late Leonard Nimoy by "spocking" their five dollar bills?

Although, has anyone thought about how this might affect Bigfoot?

Selling off land is not a new idea.  After all, how do you think we obtained Alaska?  Or, all those states in the Louisiana Purchase? Governments sold territory to us in our younger days and I know people will point out that Russia and France sold us territories and not parts of their actual nations.  But is it possible for the United States to sell off a state?

Our national debt really is no laughing matter.  But, why not lighten things up for a moment?

Would you sign this petition?

Let's have some fun with this, because it seems there is so little to laugh about.

7 comments:

  1. I’ve been enjoying the “sell Montana” jokes too

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  2. That's funny. I've heard people say we should sell the Michigan UP to Wisconsin.

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  3. I am waiting for Texas to be on the list..

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  4. I wouldn't sign this one either way. I think it'd be up to Montanans and Canadians.

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  5. Nah, let's keep Montana. Generally it's fairly quiet. We need to get rid of a state like Florida. The crazy people are in Florida.

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  6. That's it! I'm moving to Montana. But why does it have to be so cold?????

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  7. I hadn't heard about selling Montana until reading this. I know where I live in California we're always talking about breaking off from the Union. It'll never happen but you never know. LOL

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