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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wednesday Night Scottishness

So, tomorrow is the vote for Scottish Independence. I shall not say much about it other than to briefly state that I am for it.

However, in the spirit of both wanting to inform AND entertain you  (it looks like Von's column is gone for the forseeable future), I now present to you two humorous opinion pieces about how Scottish Independence may be a good thing, or a bad thing.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Scottish Independence




Up to a Point: A Free Scotland Would Be a Hilarious Disaster by P.J. O'Rourke


Featuring this money quote:
You can be sure Scotland will have armed conflict of some kind (“bang-bang” as we pros call it). Besides internal feuds, Scotland is perfectly positioned between two hostile powers—England and Norway, who aren’t going to let those North Sea oil fields go without a fuss. Scotland will be Pakistan with exposed knees.


Now, go forth and make your own informed decisions (not that it's up to us in America anyway).

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