There is no reaction like overreaction

In the wake of the election, I am seeing occasional articles about people who are so upset by the result that they want to secede from the Union. My advice to these sore losers is: don’t the border crossing gate hit you on the way out. Seriously, you can’t put up with a hack politician for four years? As Bobby Shaftoe says in Neal Stephenson’s immortal Cryptonomicon, “Display some f****** adaptability.”

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  • Randal Allred  On December 20, 2012 at 9:43 am

    If the young and bumptious Obama were merely a hack politician, I could take comfort in your wise call for calmer reactions. But he is far from an ordinary hack.

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