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strangexgirl
Nov. 16th, 2010 10:34 am (UTC)
Oh look what state's not there.. good 'ole po-dunk MO. We make them show us the maps, you see. :D
ozma914
Nov. 16th, 2010 10:38 am (UTC)
I did notice that, except for Illinois, the midwest seemed under represented. A good thing, in this case!
strangexgirl
Nov. 16th, 2010 11:03 am (UTC)
It's funny because it's the "Show Me" state. hahaha, pun, hahaha. yes? perhaps i've had too much.
ozma914
Nov. 16th, 2010 11:19 am (UTC)
Or not enough -- sleep.
millysdaughter
Nov. 16th, 2010 01:17 pm (UTC)
They ignored us in the far-more-sensible midwest. Illinios does not qualify as part of the midwest, as they clearly belong on the left coast.
ozma914
Nov. 17th, 2010 06:28 am (UTC)
I've been thinking the same thing ...
mardeen
Nov. 16th, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
The only thing worse than our gerry-mandered districts in Florida was the cobbled together "amendment" on our recent ballot that was supposed to address this embarrassment. It solved nothing and helped no one.
ozma914
Nov. 17th, 2010 06:29 am (UTC)
Have you noticed that legislators have gotten very good at passing laws that don't actually do any good?
ying_ko_4
Nov. 16th, 2010 08:34 pm (UTC)
Who is responsible for this?
ozma914
Nov. 17th, 2010 06:28 am (UTC)
We, the people -- for not showing those bozos the door the first time a Congressman pulled that crap on us to keep himself in office. If there's one power we still have, it's to vote the bums out!

Generally it's the states that pick out the districts, but all attempts to make it unpolitical seem to have failed -- especially along the coasts.
aadler
Nov. 18th, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
I checked the link, and the extravagant contortions of preferential districting struck me less emphatically than the revelation that several of these strangulated monstrosities explicitly violate the laws of the states where they were put into place.

It’s like the whole ‘sanctuary city’ business: when you openly break the law, and are allowed to do so, law itself ceases to have real meaning.
ozma914
Nov. 18th, 2010 08:04 am (UTC)
Exactly right. We either have rules or we don't -- if the rules are worth having, they need to be enforced.
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