MORE THAN YOU CAN CHEW

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 | Uncategorized

There’s a proposal afoot in the State of Wyoming to study what the Equality State should do in the event of the collapse of the US government:

Some Wyoming state lawmakers want to study the possibility of creating a state currency to prepare for the possible collapse of the national government.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports the bill would set up a task force to study what the state should do in a range of catastrophes, including the possible political or economic collapse of the United States. Another potential disaster to be studied would be a disruption in food and energy supplies.

The proposal needed a little fine-tuning.

The so-called “doomsday” bill won initial backing in the state House on Monday after lawmakers dropped a proposal to study whether Wyoming should organize its own army and acquire an aircraft carrier and strike aircraft.

Wyoming won’t consider starting its own army and buying its own aircraft carrier and aircraft?  Why not?  Granted, the last time you could get an aircraft carrier as far north as St. Louis was 1993.  But a carrier is definitely something Missouri ought to look into acquiring for itself.  Particularly if Iowans start putting on airs again.

Mad props to Mr. Price.

34 Comments to MORE THAN YOU CAN CHEW

The Little Myrmidon
March 7, 2012

Well, hell, the late Meldrim Thompson, governor of New Hampshire (1973 – 1979), wanted his staties outfitted with tactical nuclear weapons.

Allen Lewis
March 7, 2012

At least one bunch of legislators is contemplating what they will do without Uncle Sugar. More states should be doing that.

Maybe Washington would get the message.

MargaretC
March 7, 2012

Well, the aircraft carrier would be a bit much — the Laramie River isn’t that deep, even in flood stage — but trust me: the Cowboy State could easily organize its own army.

And not all of the riflemen would be men…

MargaretC
March 7, 2012

But seriously — Allen Lewis is right in saying that more states should be planning for how they would manage disasters if Uncle Sam was a long time coming. People in Louisiana and Mississippi could probably explain why.

Wyoming is completely dependent on trucks to bring in food. Completely. When I lived in Laramie, I learned to keep a full pantry during the winter, because if blizzards closed I-80, the local grocery stores ran out of perishable stuff fast.

I have since moved elsewhere, but I maintain the practice of always keeping a stock of canned goods, canned milk, and Jack Daniels.

It’s my duty as a responsible citizen.

ann r
March 7, 2012

I don’t know if they still do, but Ithaca, NY used to have its own currency. I thought that was neat!

Fuinseoig
March 7, 2012

I had a look at a map of the United States, and Wyoming is only two states away from the North Pacific, so perhaps Idaho and Oregon will be included in negotiations fcr Wyoming’s version of the Baltic Corridor?

:-)

Ad Orientem
March 8, 2012

Last time I checked each state has its own army. They used to call it the militia. Today its usually referred to as the National Guard.

LaVallette
March 8, 2012

My prediction of 10 years ago:

Within fifty years, that is by the 2040′s:

The USA will have ceased to exist as we know it. and it will be split into three parts.

The North East States Federation: A Democratic Socialist State of the European type, possibly including Canadian Quebec, with Oregon and Washington as outlier states.

Weat/South West including California will become
” US of Atzlan” to include all former “Spanish/Mexican” states, majority Hispanic. Half of Texas would go with this Nation.

Midwest and South: A conservative Rump USA.

Ten years on and I not only have not changed my mind but I see the markers increasingly on the ground and the divisions becoming even clearer.

Elaine S.
March 8, 2012

“A carrier is definitely something Missouri ought to look into acquiring for itself. Particularly if Iowans start putting on airs again.”

Wouldn’t you be more likely to need the carrier to defend yourself from Illinois? :-)

obituary
March 8, 2012

The Empire will take back her wayward children. We will just call it Greater Canada and we will even throw in the Queen and democracy for good measure.

Jay Random
March 8, 2012

Obituary: What Empire?

midwestnorwegian
March 8, 2012

It will be a VERY serious thing if any fellow South Dakotan gets a set of launch keys (notwithstanding George McGovern, Tom Brokaw and Tom Dasch-hole).

You are all put on notice.

midwestnorwegian
March 8, 2012

PS. We’ve already got a battleship, so look out.

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/10849

Katherine
March 8, 2012

I learn so much reading the MCJ! I had no idea Missouri threatened to invade Iowa!

obituary
March 8, 2012

And you have just found out Canada is empire building. First we take Missouri and then we take Iowa.

Allen Lewis
March 8, 2012

Wow! The “Honey Bee War” was almost as exciting as “54-40 or fight!”

I’m with Katherine; I learn quite a lot by frequenting this establishment!

Katherine
March 8, 2012

Oh, I thought you meant the British Empire, obituary. Are you sure you want some of us? There’s been talk for years of western Canada seceding and joining the U.S. These days, that doesn’t sound like such a good move.

Ron
March 8, 2012

The Great Republic of Texas once again has a navy. The Department of Public Safety just recently purchased six ‘Interceptor’ gunboats, similar to the ones that plied the waters of South Vietnam, to patrol the Rio Grande River.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/01/us-texas-mexico-gunboat-idUSTRE8202FU20120301

John
March 8, 2012

Looks like more States rights that will lead to another civil war.

Jack
March 8, 2012

An aircraft carrier against a battalion of Chicago aldermen would be silly. Just arrest ‘em, or wave a search warrant in their direction. Forensic auditors are also effective. Of course, we might decide that we need to be liberated from our rulers, but for that a land army would be necessary.

Zach Frey
March 8, 2012

Reminds me of the Toledo War.

(Why yes, I am a proud native of the Great Black Swamp — although technically not of the Toledo Strip, by just a few miles.)

peace,
Zach

gppp
March 8, 2012

The new Wyoming constitution will set two ages of consent for sheep — one age for straight cowboys and a much lower age for queer cowboys.

You’re welcome, John.

Michal
March 8, 2012

ABC has fired the first shot: their crawler this morning (or it might have been yesterday) announced that hate groups and militias (same category, evidently) are increasing in number…

Zach Frey
March 8, 2012

John,

Ah, I see. It’s the exercise of rights that leads to conflict. Best just to eliminate them — that will ensure peace.

peace,
Zach

Smurf Breath
March 8, 2012

Zach, beat me to it. John is simply afraid, or perhaps unable, of thinking things through.

Katherine
March 8, 2012

Holy Toledo, Zach! Another war I never heard of. So that’s how Michigan got most of the UP!

midwestnorwegian
March 8, 2012

The Cornhuskers have their own navy…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nebraska_Admiral

The Little Myrmidon
March 8, 2012

We here in Massachusetts are all set.

The Little Myrmidon
March 8, 2012

Hmmmmm, well, I seem to have been banished to the Mod Lounge.

Is there a buffet table here? Nope, guess not. How ’bout some magazines to while away the time… Is the Mod Lounge WiFi enabled?

Bummer.

Christopher Johnson
March 8, 2012

TLM,

It’s the more than one URL rule. Every comment with more than one gets sent there.

John
March 8, 2012

Zach Frey wrote- ‘Ah, I see. It’s the exercise of rights that leads to conflict’
Oh! it were that simple. Your right to swing your fist stops were my nose begins. It is conflicting and misintepretation of rights that leads to conflict.

The Little Myrmidon
March 8, 2012

Oh OK. Thanks, Chris.

BillB
March 9, 2012

In addition to a new navy, Texas has the Texas State Guard which is not part of the Texas National Guard and completely under the control of the Governor of the State of Texas and cannot be “federalized”. Texas may just have to hand back in its statehood within the USA and return to its old self — The Republic of Texas – Remember the Alamo!

John, it is a matter of states rights that your Bozos in Washington D.C, would like to eliminate to create the first Peoples Democratic Chicago-style Socialist States of America. See you don’t understand that you have been sucked into the greatest lie yet. What they are doing is trying to turn over this country to a few rich and powerful folks like George Soros and others to rule over the masses.(Ever wonder why all of those rich folks and powerful business folks are Democrats?) It is an attempt to recreate the Soviet Union in the Western Hemisphere under a different title. It will do nothing for the current people at the bottom of the economic ladder and will do its best to put and keep the 99% you probably so love at or below where they are now. I am glad you comment here as you make a local target to strike.

Martial Artist
March 9, 2012

As they say “forewarned is forearmed.” It is refreshing to see at least one state’s senior elected official recognizing the straits this nation is in. My only criticism is that I think the assessment of the nation’s condition would be more accurately described not as “the possible collapse of the national government,” but as “the probable collapse of the national government.” Particularly if we are considering the intermediate term, let us say roughly within the next ten to fifteen years.

Pax et bonum,
Keith Töpfer

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