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Darqcyde



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:19 am    Post subject: The GOP and friends Reply with quote

Since the Republican nominee thread no longer is relevant, I'm starting this new one. It's meant for articles like this:

Secession petitions filed in 20 states
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/secission-petitions-filed-20-states-190210006.html
By Mike Krumboltz, Yahoo! News | The Lookout 10 hrs ago
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In the wake of last week's presidential election, thousands of Americans have signed petitions seeking permission for their states to peacefully secede from the United States. The petitions were filed on We the People, a government website.

States with citizens filing include Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Oddly, folks from Georgia have filed twice. Even stranger, several of the petitions come from states that went for President Barack Obama.

The petitions are short and to the point. For example, a petition from the Volunteer State reads: "Peacefully grant the State of Tennessee to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government." Of all the petitions, Texas has the most signatures so far, with more than 23,000.

Of course, this is mostly a symbolic gesture. The odds of the American government granting any state permission to go its own way are on par with winning the lottery while getting hit by a meteor while seeing Bigfoot while finding gluten-free pizza that tastes like the real thing.

An article from WKRC quotes a University of Louisville political science professor who explained that these petitions aren't uncommon. Similar petitions were filed following the 2004 and 2008 elections. Still, should the petitions garner 25,000 signatures in a month, they will require an official response from the Obama administration.

From the We the People site:
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The right to petition your government is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. We the People provides a new way to petition the Obama Administration to take action on a range of important issues facing our country. We created We the People because we want to hear from you. If a petition gets enough support, White House staff will review it, ensure it's sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response.

Not everybody who wants to secede is polite enough to write a petition. Peter Morrison, treasurer of the Hardin County (Texas) Republican Party, wrote a post-election newsletter in which he urges the Lone Star State to leave the Union.

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"We must contest every single inch of ground and delay the baby-murdering, tax-raising socialists at every opportunity. But in due time, the maggots will have eaten every morsel of flesh off of the rotting corpse of the Republic, and therein lies our opportunity... Why should Vermont and Texas live under the same government? Let each go her own way in peace, sign a free trade agreement among the states and we can avoid this gut-wrenching spectacle every four years."

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nothing is quite as wise as becoming a small, struggling state that borders a country ruled by a man who has at his disposal a fleet of flying hunter-killer robots and an abundance of willingness to use them
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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And somewhat hilariously, someone in North Dakota filed a petition requesting New York secede, which seems pretty rude, given they are sort of handling a major natural disaster right now.


A friend in New York also mentioned that New York has been around for almost a hundred years longer than North Dakota.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's really funny that they took a knock a Vermont, the state with the slogan "Freedom and Unity."
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boom.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

let it be resolved that we the butthurt are so paranoid that we will vote for an impossible thing or possibly even still listen to glenn beck
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nothing says "i love my country" like secession
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THESE COLORS DON'T RUN

(unless it is to a hopeless secession movement predicated primarily by people who are fucking piss their pants terrified a black man still runs the country)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A bunch of stories:
What Romney did wrong (hint: insulting intelligence MAY have been a factor)Rolling Eyes

Also, Gingrich is dumbfounded Rolling Eyes

Why Karl Rove may soon be ironically unemployed:

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For social conservatives, the treason began long before election day, when Rove led the party's tar-and-feathering of Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin, after Akin's now infamous "legitimate rape" comments. The GOP's perceived betrayal of Akin confirmed what many grassroots conservative activists had long suspected: That the Republican Establishment was willing to throw the base under the bus to serve the interests of deep-pocketed donors.


Lastly, there's this guy (yes, that is a tattoo):


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ShadowCell wrote:
nothing says "i love my country" like secession


you know, i don't think we should be so hasty in condemning this. i think it's an idea worth trying out. let's do a sort of test-run, so they can see what it would be like on their own. for a start, stop all government spending in states that want to secede (we can let them keep whatever they raise in "federal" income taxes). let them throw out all the illegal immigrants. we can close down any federal military bases. of course, they will need to start paying to maintain anything constructed by the federal government - the highways, stuff like that.

i'm sure they will prosper mightily without all those nasty federal dollars!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and then we can bring them democracy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mouse wrote:
ShadowCell wrote:
nothing says "i love my country" like secession


you know, i don't think we should be so hasty in condemning this. i think it's an idea worth trying out. let's do a sort of test-run, so they can see what it would be like on their own. for a start, stop all government spending in states that want to secede (we can let them keep whatever they raise in "federal" income taxes). let them throw out all the illegal immigrants. we can close down any federal military bases. of course, they will need to start paying to maintain anything constructed by the federal government - the highways, stuff like that.

i'm sure they will prosper mightily without all those nasty federal dollars!


Is that before or after we make Puerto Rico a state?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

doesn't matter - puerto rico wants to be a state, i say we let them become one. why should we waste time and money on ingrates, when other people want us?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone posted this yet?

The best part is when they start quoting Reagan.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dennis J. Squidbunny wrote:
Has anyone posted this yet?

The best part is when they start quoting Reagan.

You know it's a quality video when the poster disables ratings.
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