Republican "South California" secession talk sparks Twitter rage (and jokes)

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(CBS) - You can always count on Twitter to showcase people's take on a news story (and make you chuckle in the process).

After Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone, a Republican, proposed that 13 counties secede from California to form the 51st state of "South California," tweeters couldn't help but voice their opinions (and jokes) on the matter.

Local lawmaker seeks to make "South California" 51st state

From right-wing criticism to silly revelations that the division is sort of diagonal leaving Los Angeles (which is actually in southern California) off the list - and even random thoughts of Tupac - here's what nine of them had to say...

  • Ysolt Usigan

    Ysolt Usigan is the editor of lifestyle and technology for women at CBSNews.com

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