Georgia redraws border with Tennessee in water grab, Virginia takes control of Chapel Hill
The opening salvo in interstate water wars was fired this week when the Georgia legislature voted to move the state's border to take over part of Tennessee. Sparking precedent for border battles of all sorts, Chapel Hill's city council responded by asking the state of Virginia to redraw its borders so that the university town could escape the clutches of Raleigh bigots.
"We're excited about the opportunity to be part of Virginia," said Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt. "With Republicans ruling the roost in Raleigh, North Carolina basically sucks. Our deepest appreciation goes out to the people of Virginia for throwing us this lifeline."
Asked what the most next move by the General Assembly would be, Kleinschmidt had a ready answer. "North Carolina will likely redraw its borders to take over some of South Carolina, including Myrtle Beach. That community should never have been part of South Carolina in the first place, and with all its trashy development, Myrtle Beach fits perfectly with the Republican vision for North Carolina. I'm just glad we were able to get the hell out of there."