If I were Pookie, I would not be able to resist posting a satire thread:
VANCOUVER - The United States is one of two countries that "bear consideration for a rapid and sudden collapse," according to a report by the Canadian Intelligence Resource Centre (CIRC) on worldwide security threats.
The Centre's "Battlefield Awareness and Control Of Nation (BACON) 2008" report, which contains projections of global threats and potential next wars, puts Zimbabwe on the same level as the United States.
"In terms of worse-case scenarios for Canada and indeed the world, two large and important states bear consideration for a rapid and sudden collapse: Zimbabwe and the United States.
Could the United States collapse?
Do you think it is possible that the American government could collapse in 2009?
Yes, the socialists are taking over.
No, the national inertia is still massive and will mitigate the madness.
I don't care, is American Idol on?
"The American possibility may seem less likely, but the government, its politicians, police and judicial infrastructure are all under sustained assault and press by communist dupes and failed economic policy.
How that internal conflict turns out over the next several years will have a major impact on the stability of the American state. Any descent by America into chaos would demand a Canadian response based on the serious implications for tourism alone."