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August 21, 2010

Overnight Open Otter Thread

Welcome to Otterday!

That’s what you people call it, right? I’m a little out of the loop on these things. So there will be some otterish things below the fold.

Remember after the 2000 & 2004 elections there were all sorts of stories about depressed Dems & liberals threatening to flee to Canada in order to escape from McChimpybushitlerton’s Amerikkka? (And some didn’t even wait for the elections to make their threats, stamping their feet, folding their arms and screaming “If Bush wins I’m leaving this country!!! And I want a juice box too!”) A couple of articles on the subject here and here. Actually, the WaPo piece is sorta’ pro-American but at least references the topic.

But you never really hear people on the Right making similar threats, and probably won’t this year since the November elections look promising. But simply as a mental exercise, where would you go if you finally decided to say “screw it?” I hear Australia mentioned occasionally. Probably more than any nation on Earth, Oz seems to share the closest affinity to Americans. (Was that redundant?)

Anyway, more and more I hear people suggesting Belize as an alternative. A member of the Commonwealth, English is the official language, nice tropical climate (excepting the hurricanes), seemingly stable economy and government, favorable exchange rate (though someone needs to school me on that if I’m wrong) and fairly relaxed immigration policies. What’s not to like? More info. on the place at the CIA World Factbook and blogs such as this one.

So should Moron Nation pool our resources, move en masse and carve out a jungle compound in Belize or in the Aussie Outback? Maybe kidnap Ace and force him to be our king? (We could call the place “Moronia” or ”Moronistan.” Other suggestions are welcome in the comments) Of course, knowing this crowd, it’ll probably end up like this or worse, this

At least we have a ready-made national anthem (Pardon the low quality. Please write to LauraW if you'd like a refund on your AoSHQ subscription. Go ahead, I dare you.):

But enough of that. It's Otter-time!!!

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