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SoCal wants to secede from rest of state

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MTM, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    A glory seeking Riverside County supervisor wants most of Southern California -- all but LA -- to secede from the rest of the state.


    "An angry Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone on Thursday proposed that Riverside and a dozen other counties secede from California, forming a new state of South California.

    Stone said he will ask colleagues on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors on July 12 to endorse the idea of inviting representatives from San Diego, San Bernardino, Orange, Imperial, Kings, Kern, Fresno, Tulare, Inyo, Madera, Mariposa and Mono counties to gather and discuss the feasibility of secession.

    Stone said he was driven to suggest forming a new state after the Legislature forwarded to Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that deeply cuts the revenue of four fledgling Riverside County cities, including Menifee and Wildomar, that are struggling to make ends meet."

    As ridiculous as the plan is, could something like this work?
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Even by the standards of publicity-seeking politicians, this is incredibly stupid.
  3. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    First, Southern California needs to secede from Mexico, then ponder its future.
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Two more Democratic senators? Where do I sign up?
  5. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Not with those counties, you won't.

    The cherrypicking/gerrymandering around LA, combined with him going as far north as Mono County to pick off most of the conservative counties -- and how did he leave out Ventura -- tells you all you need to know.

    Yet another plunge in the collective IQ of our elected officials.
  6. rpmmutant

    rpmmutant Member

    Riverside supe can't make ends meet with the budget Gov. Brown signed. His answer: let's balance a budget without tax revenues from LA, Ventura, Silicon Valley or San Francisco. Genius!
  7. printdust

    printdust New Member

    Well look at it this way:

    Mexico can virtually retake the New SoCal.

    Gay Marriage Prop 8-II would win by 70 percent if left to LA and Frisco alone.

    For the Democrats then, it's a no-lose proposition.
  8. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    They can call it the Republic of Petoria with Peter Griffin as president.
  9. CA_journo

    CA_journo Member

    So we (Northern California) could probably charge them even more for water? Fine by me.
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    It's funny, he does realize that that money is raised from taxes, which he doesn't want to raise right? You can't pay bills with anti-tax pledges. Maybe he could hit Grover Norquist up for the money.
  11. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I love the perception on this board that people aren't taxed highly in the state of California. Holy shit.
  12. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    San Bernardino County? Does he know that outside of Riverside/San Berdoo, Barstow and Needles, it's all desert?

    EDIT: Yes, Riverside is in Riverside County. But outside of Palm Springs, not much but coyotes and used Acme products.
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