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  •  It's bad enough that you have to govern (2+ / 0-)
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    mahakali overdrive, anyname

    a crazy state with impossible rules and lunatic factions.

    But on top of it, you have to live in Sacramento.

    "Just because I'm skinny doesn't mean I'm not tough" --Barack Obama, Oct. 26, 2009

    by Pangloss on Fri May 21, 2010 at 09:35:37 AM PDT

    •  Best sandwich in the world is in Sacramento.... (2+ / 0-)
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      tmo, anyname

      La Bonne Soupe Cafe - a one man show from a fantastic French chef who makes every sandwich from scratch. The lines are long and slow, but by God you will not forget it.

    •  better to govern from Sacto in a state that (1+ / 0-)
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      should be divided north/south for bioregionally(sic) appropriate reasons.

      "...calling for a 5" deck gun is not parody. Not by a long shot." (gnaborretni)

      by annieli on Fri May 21, 2010 at 09:52:36 AM PDT

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      •  Not true these days (2+ / 0-)
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        Pd, annieli

        because of urban sprawl the "dividing lines" are extremely blurry.  The state is becoming one megalopolous. As someone who grew up in the south part but now lives in the north part, I say the whole North v. South arguments are ridiculous and overblown.  

        My Karma just ran over your Dogma

        by FoundingFatherDAR on Fri May 21, 2010 at 10:14:01 AM PDT

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        •  of course but that doesn't stop the attempts (0+ / 0-)

          There have been at least 26 different proposals to split California.

          Perhaps the most radical suggestion, and also done facetiously, would make California a separate nation. This proposal was the brainchild of San Jose Mercury newsman Ted Bredt, who noted that California's resources and financial potential were larger than those of many nations.

          California. Legislature. Assembly. Office of Research.. 1992. Two new Californias: an equal division : historical and financial analysis. Sacramento, CA: Assembly Publications Office.

          DiLeo, Michael, and Eleanor Smith. 1983. Two Californias: the truth about the split-state movement. Covelo, CA: Island Press.  

          "...calling for a 5" deck gun is not parody. Not by a long shot." (gnaborretni)

          by annieli on Fri May 21, 2010 at 10:19:41 AM PDT

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        •  Coastal vs Inland is the real split nowadays (2+ / 0-)
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            There are differences between the SF Bay Area and L.A. (like Dodgers vs Giants) but the politics are more similar than either is to the Central Valley or mountain counties. There are exceptions to the rule--Orange County is still more conservative than other parts of the coastal megalopolis, and Alpine and Mono Counties vote more progressive than other rural counties. But of course hardly anyone lives in Alpine or Mono and they are a bunch of DFH ski bums...

          I'm not a Limousine Liberal; I am a Prius Progressive

          by Zack from the SFV on Fri May 21, 2010 at 11:22:37 AM PDT

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