I have about 5 Secret Plans going at any one time, but my Secret Plan that is most... urgent ... at the moment is this:
Washington State should cecede* from the USA and become part of Canada.
I have one supporter so far -- Hammer thinks it's a great idea. It renders unnecessary my former Secret Plan: change Thanksgiving to the date of Canadian Thanksgiving to avoid the holiday pile-up we now have. That would be great! Also, we'd get away from Bush and Schwarzenegger without having to go anywhere (a plus for anyone with m.s.).
On a slightly different tack: Yes, I know there's a current eligibility requirement for presidents of the USA that states they have to be native-born citizens, but I've been reading a lot lately (including in the New Yorker) about the desire of certain groups to do away with it. I no longer think any of this is far-fetched or funny. Look who's president. A lot of people seem to APPROVE of all the havoc he's wreaked in the world. I no longer think anything is beyond the president and his backers. as they seem to be able to fool enough people with very little effort.
*Yes, I realise this is spelled exceedingly peculiarly. I've been doing this THING lately -- I misspell something, and I KNOW I've misspelled it... but some weird part of my weird brain WANTS it to be wrong. So I don't look at it. Or change it. I just lie awake at night (this is true) thinking about it. It's Oct. 13th, now, and last night I woke up at 2am and just THOUGHT ABOUT the way I'd spelled this. At least I have something to think about in the middle of the night, since it's too late to play Don Giovanni. So it must be a recreational misspell. As far as misspellings I don't know about... let's keep it that way.
posted by - 3:33 PM