In case you have been busy doing mundane stuff like eking out a living, you may have missed the news that there is a petition going around that would allow Georgia to secede from the union. As of this writing, there have been 24,579 signatures to the petition. The impetus for the secession drive is a White House website that encourages We the Unwashed to petition the Obama administration to hear our concerns. (Insert joke here.) Evidently, a lot of people are so upset with the empty suit that occupies the White House that they want him to approve their starting a new country, even if it would require a passport to enter Alabama.