How about we fix America by just turning Oklahoma into a giant lake?


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/08/12/how-about-we-fix-america-by-ju.html


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#2

Yes, by all means put all that farm and ranch land under water, 'cause who needs food anyway?

Who ties your shoelaces for you?


#3

As opposed to converting a sea into a state and a lake, as was done by the Dutch: Flevoland


#4

Where do you think fish comes from? :grin:

“Ooook-lahoma, where the wind comes sweepin’ o’er the waves…”


#5

As a Texan, I say go for it!


#6

As someone who has spent some miserable time in Texas, could we arrange to flood Texas too? Can’t have too big a lake IMHO. Doesn’t have to be too deep to do the job and the Guadalupe mountains would make a pretty archipelago - kind of like the Galapagos (and the spelling isn’t that far off).


#7

Does this mean the NBA’s Oklahoma Thunder will have to change their name to . . The Lakers?

Hell, there ain’t no lake in L.A. anyway, they can be The Thunder.

[edit: well, there is Silver Lake, but that hardly counts for much, and those hipsters don’t care about sports anyway]


#8

You’d think they’d pick a really bad state to drown, instead of one that’s OK.


#9

Wouldn’t it be easier to just sell back Texas to Mexico and lease back the oil wells.


#10

Americans could stand to eat fewer grains and more fish, so it’s perfect! The loss of the marijuana crops might be a bit of a blow, though…


#11

First we ship all the Native Americans to Oklahoma, now we’re going to sink them? Seems like we’ve done enough already. (I realize this is a very modest proposal, but still…)


#12

I’m not as opposed to this idea as you might think. There’s a whole lot of people in Texas, though, so we’d have to go somewhere. How’s the weather where you are?


#13

I believe Kansas is currently already underwater.


#14

If we want to create jobs we should build two of those S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarriers and then have them fight each other.


#15

I am glad to see this is a joke, because there are a great many Indians in Oklahoma, who may value what little land they have left.


#16

"Something that, as a country, we can shed partisan differences and rally behind. Something like building the railroads,…"
I hate to tell you this, but because the Federal government commissioned and sponsored the building of the transcontinental railroad, many conservatives now say that it was a big mistake and they are philosophically opposed to it.


#17

Why stop at Oklahoma? Drown Kansas.


#18

How about we build Trump’s wall, and extend it all the way to the Eastern Divide, making sure it’s watertight:

That should solve the problem.


#19

When a mommy fish and a daddy fish love each other very much… do I really have to explain this to you? Good lord.


#20

Texas does a great job flooding without any assistance. Not deep, but often.

And the spelling isn’t that precise either.