It looks like Wyoming won't be acquiring an aircraft carrier after all, as the proposed "doomsday" bill was narrowly rejected.
The bill, rejected on a 30-27 vote by the state House of Representatives, would have allocated $16,000 for a panel of legislators and emergency managers to study various measures, including a new state-issued currency, for handling a range of apocalyptic scenarios.
House members on Monday had given the bill their initial backing after striking a "poison pill" amendment that mockingly asked whether Wyoming should purchase its own aircraft carrier and fighter jets.
"I guess a lot of people think if you're trying to prepare for a disaster, it makes you seem crazy," co-sponsor Kendell Kroeker said. "I was interested in it mainly because I don't think there's any harm in being well-prepared."
Needless to say, Wyoming citizens will always be prepared for the worst and perhaps we'll avoid a situation such as the one protrayed in the TV series Jericho.