Incidentally, here's a recipe for Alberta:
1 cup Texas
1 cup Alabama
2 cups snow
dash of yeeha
12 years of Ralph Klein
1. Blend Texas, Alabama, snow and yehaa until lumpy.
2. Add in Ralph Klein, blending until grotesque.
3. (Optional) Add a pinch of Chinook and/or gorgeous vistas out of pity.
4. Drop into the middle of Canada.
5. Watch the rest of Canada say WTF? a lot.
6. Hear citizens of Texas and Alabama indignantly deny any association with these wingnuts.