Strange Maps and S Words
Here's a new book I need to pick up: Lost States: True Stories of Texlahoma, Transylvania, and Other States That Never Made it by Michael J. Trinklein. You may recall How The States Got Their Shapes a few months back; this is the flip side.
For a teaser, the author has both a blog and a Flickr set of maps of the non-entities. With my Northern Wisconsin roots, I well remember State of Superior bumper stickers in the late 1970s.
Also today: a Register post on "sooooocialism" and the aging Tea Party. And Loebsack kicks it up a notch and invites Lonesome Rhodes to Cedar Rapids.