California: The Pyrite State
Motto: Eureka!, We Lost It!
State Bird: Don't know, but whatever it is, it's flown the coop
State Flower: the Blooming Idiot
Population: Guarantee you it's higher than the number of citizens
Chief export: Productivity
Hey, come on. The government (aka your intellectual superiors and overlords) are working hard and taking this problem very seriously.
How seriously? This seriously!
After all, California has a reputation for fiscal discipline and wise spending.
Seriously man, we just need a couple of bucks until the end of the month. You know we're totally good for it: California Prepares to Issue Promissory Notes
Hmmm, always read the fine print: California begins issuing IOUs … to the peons
Duh doh: Big Banks Don't Want California IOUs via HotAir
California legislature's response: Hey, at least we aren't New York.
Really, couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of people.
What's that? What you mean people in glass houses?
Yeah, you have a point. But really, it's all too schadenfreudelicious to resist.