I am intrigued by the effort to split California into two states despite its dubious hopes for success. I propose that all coastal counties become the Peoples Revolutionary Loony Tune Republic of California. That which remains will be called California. I'm all for this because I'm always embarrassed when I travel out of state, and am forced to confess to residing here. I'm guilty by association for these left-wing nuts.

Good luck, guys. I'm all for you.

— Steve Clark, Bakersfield