"MOSCOW -- For a decade, Russian academic Igor Panarin has been predicting the U.S. will fall apart in 2010. For most of that time, he admits, few took his argument -- that an economic and moral collapse will trigger a civil war and the eventual breakup of the U.S. -- very seriously. Now he's found an eager audience: Russian state media."
So, we get the cold, quiet, simpler places from America.
No sea ports or sandy beaches. No orange or lemon trees. No Broadway or Wall Street or Beverly Hills.
Just people who say, "You Betcha" a lot.
Not that there's anything wrong with that. Or them. We'll just have to help them with their "Aboot's."
And we'll get lots of potatoes I see. Oh and the manufacturing and automotive industry, that's a keeper in this information age.
Colorado has the headquarters for Focus on the Family and a multitude of other para-church organizations. So a secularized Canada will have to step up a bit to help them feel welcomed.
Montana has what, a big sky? Got that already. And Wyoming has... horses? Just my stereotyping at work here in the Great White North.
Kansas willÂ finallyÂ be appreciated, at least byÂ Saskatchewanites. And there is good Chicago jazz to be listened to. Oh and pizza, good pizza.
We'll try to make room for you all, just don't be too pushy. We don't like that too much up here.Â But on the upside, you'll have free health care. You may notice a small raise in your taxes, but that will help with expenses. You can chip in a bit to help pay for the extra expenses, can't you?
It'll be ok, we'll work it out. We may have to have a little chat when you arrive, but we can make this work I'm sure of it.
Just take your shoes off when you come inside, ok? ok.