I actually fantasized about this several weeks ago, remembering a gag someone told on "The Jack Paar Tonight Show" when Hawaii was about to be admitted to the Union, and arranging 50 stars would be a challenge.
Under discussion was what a 50-star flag would look like; the transition from the 6 X 8 Old Glory with which I'd grown up, to the 49-star version with the addition of Alaska, was a simple and logical one: 7 X 7.
One guest... I disremember who... suggested the current flag could be kept: "Just drop Arkansas!"
(Governor Orval Faubus had drawn national attention by refusing to allow federally mandated racial desegregation of Little Rock Central High School; it took President Eisenhower sending in the 101st Airborne Division to protect the black students and enforce the Federal court order.)
I've got nothing for California either way except that when I hear that current progressive bleat about how Hillary won the popular vote by 2,864,974, I note that she won there by 4,269,978, led by the urban-centric counties of Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco!
Clearly, California is out of touch with the rest of the country, so the rest of the country isn't likely to mourn the Golden State if they succeed in seceding.
And then I recalled a line from David Rabe's 1984 play, Hurlyburly, in which it is suggested that the country is tilted toward Southern California because "that's where all the fruits and nuts wind up."
Where do I sign the petition?
Well... a lot of Hollywood stars did say they would leave the country if Trump was elected. This is one way to do it without having to physically move.
- The "Hollywood Stars" was a Pacific Coast League baseball team which disbanded when the Dodgers signaled their relocation to Los Angeles.
- None of those celebrities/faux celebrities who threatened to leave, have actually done so!