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July 17th, 2011
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Letters to the President: #909 'Welcome to Tom-sylvania'

Reporter's Note: President Obama indicates he is about fed up with all the wrangling over the debt ceiling. Me too, but I have an idea how to get out of it.

Dear Mr. President,

So part of California wants to break off and become a new state? I suspect it’s just a bad reaction to that whole “Carmageddon,” freeway construction project, but I can’t blame them. I’m about ready to form my own state, too.

Related: 51st state? California politician pushes secession plan

Simply put, I’m tired of people arguing about everything. I’m exhausted by people on both sides of the political spectrum raising ridiculous accusations against each other, and reacting to any suggestion of compromise as if they’ve had an angry badger thrown at their heads.

I’m tired of “activists” of all stripes. I’m sure they mean well, but I just need a break. So no, I won’t sign your petition. I won’t give you money. You’ll have to save the world without me this weekend. Sorry, Batman.
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