I wish I could say on behalf of all Minnesota: you can come live with us! We'll be your Canada!!
But, right now Wisconsin has a Democratic Senate and we don't. We're kind of their mirror image, a decent, hard-working Governor and a completely f*cked up Senate. And with our Marriage Amendment on the ballot, I can't even promise any fleeing Progressive Wisconsinite that we'll make the right choice when we next go to the ballot box.
Plus, I just read that Ray Bradbury died. He was 91. I once got to hear him speak. He filled in for Kurt Vonnegut at a lecture series that my friend Bill had season tickets to. I remember we drove out to some synagogue in the suburbs, and that Bradbury was already so feeble that he came out with a walker and sat for the whole talk. I also remember that he was amazing, he personified "a sense of wonder" and made me want to go out and climb into a spaceship or don my jet pack and head off for adventure.
Probably one of the stories that has most affected me was one of his. "The Skeleton." Still freaks me out, just thinking about it. I adored the Martian Chronicles and want a line from Fahrenheit 451 read at my funeral.
What a messed up day.