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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

State House wants Tennessee River water, too

Civil War Water Tennessee Georgia 2008 General Assembly Drought

The state House of Representatives followed the Senate's lead this morning and voted 136-26 to pursue what some say is Georgia's legal claim to water from the Tennessee River. The drought caused the desperation move, which all dates back to an 1818 surveying error that some legislators say botched the accurate location of where the border between Georgia and Tennessee should lie. The General Assembly also plans to exhume the body of the long-dead surveyor, shoot it into space, and then destroy the corpse with a missile. Kidding!

Damn those surveyors, always reading the latest issue of Hiawassee Gazette to see what covered-wagon racers' wives were wearing at the Dahlonega 500. If you're participating in a Civil War re-enactment this weekend, keep your eye on your bayonet. Legislators will be looking for weapons as they sally forth on their quest to reclaim what is rightfully ours! After all, stealin' sho' is easier than being responsible.

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