Browsing the news Monday morning, I stumbled across a little blurb that mentioned “Weld County” and “secession” and “51st state” all in the same line.
As Weld County was where I spent my formative years, this piqued my curiousity just the slightest, ittiest, bittiest bit.
Secession? The 51st state? I definitely had to check this one out.
Luckily I was sitting down…and had already finished drinking my 1/2 caffe dark chocolate mocha with whip so there was no chance it would be spewed across the keys as I perused the article.
And lo and behold…the headline did not lie. Seems the Weld County commissioners are tired of being “ignored” by the big city types in Denver and have decided that, along with three other rural Colorado counties, they should secede from Colorado and form their very own state…the 51st of the nation to be exact.
You seriously cannot make this stuff up.
They say they have a lot of support and are attempting, at this very moment, to get the issue on the ballot come fall. I think the idea is to get it on the ballot and then let the people decide. Or maybe it was to get it on the ballot to consider it as an option to then let the people decide. I’m not exactly sure. I was laughing too hard and couldn’t see through the tears as I was attempting to read the article.
The idiocy is staggering. The ridiculousness astounding. Sort of along the lines of a small child grabbing up his ball and stomping away because the other children aren’t playing fair. “Well…I’m going home then.” And in the end, the other children keep on playing together, smiling and having fun, sometimes getting into tussles but always finding a way to work it out. The child who stomped away mad sits alone, pouting, throwing rocks, kicking the dirt and stewing in his anger about the unfairness of life and all those other bad kids and POOR OL’ ME.
Truly laughable Weld County. Good luck with that whole 51st State thingy. I’m thinking it just might not turn out to be all that you are wanting it to be.
We’re off to enjoy what’s left of the summer days…should I mention the changing colors already? If I had a damn camera that worked, I’d post some pictures of the yellowing leaves on the rose bushes and the aspen trees. Gasp.
Methinks it may be an early winter. 🙂