They simply forgot that the Soviet Union is no more, and even Red China requires payola for their (shoddy) goods (public education has nothing to do with it </sarcasm_XXXL>)
Rather than them seceding, let's help them along. I vote we blockade every interstate leading into and out of every major blue city in America. With the "just in time" inventory system this country utilizes, we'll see how they feel after 2 days with no new food coming into their rotting cities. I am sure we can also arrange to cut off their water. Let's see, New York, LA, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Miami should just about do it. Bring your guns boys, we're gonna party...:)
I vote for including electricity in the blockade (seeing it all comes from eeevil coal, eeeevil natural gas, eeevil dams and eeeeeeeeeevillllll uranium).
I agree! That will be "entertaining"...
I disagree. Without electricity, we wouldn't be able to use TV cameras to catch all the fun they're having over there!
Most of the electricity for the Boston to Washington corridor is generated by coal fired plants along the Ohio river. They use barges to bring in Kentucky coal and cool the condensors with river water. Actually, there are so many plants that some are prevented from using river water because the river got too warm, so they must use cooling ponds or cooling towers.