There's still a lot of discontent in the nation and in the post-election days, the ill will is materializing as requests to secede from the union. Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky have all started petitions requesting the right to secede.

News reports make these requests sound like they are some kind of official request from the state. Let's be clear, they are NOT. These are citizen requests made through the White House "We the People" website.

Anybody (even an old radio guy like me) can create a petition for anything. If the petition draws 25,000 signatures within 30 days, someone from the administration will review it to determine if it warrants further action.

You'll find petitions to federally legalize gay marriage, stop funding Planned Parenthood, and one calling for the expulsion of Mitch McConnell. I'm even planning a petition to make bacon the official health food of the United States.

My bacon proposal may get the needed 25,000 votes to be reviewed, but the odds of further action for state secession petitions are about the same as further action on my bacon plan.

The petition count as of this morning puts Indiana has 19,108 votes, we still in need of 5,892 votes by December 10. Kentucky's deadline is also December 10 and the state has 17,140 signatures. Illinois has a long way to go still with only 4,038 signatures.

By the way, the leader of the secession sweepstakes is Texas with over 100,000 signatures on the petition.

Don't hold your breath for any state to be given permission to leave the US (although there are some we'd be happy to be rid of) but I'm really thinking that this bacon idea of mine just might go somewhere.