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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:28 PM

Secession petitions filed in 20 states

"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."


"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."


Freakin' hilarious!

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/secission-petitions-filed-20-states-190210006.html

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Reply Secession petitions filed in 20 states (Original post)
louis-t Nov 2012 OP
HockeyMom Nov 2012 #1
SpartanDem Nov 2012 #2
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #3
Blue4Texas Nov 2012 #5
Mme. Defarge Nov 2012 #6
LiberalFighter Nov 2012 #4
Blue4Texas Nov 2012 #7
SpartanDem Nov 2012 #11
kestrel91316 Nov 2012 #8
louis-t Nov 2012 #9
Blue4Texas Nov 2012 #10
Cleita Nov 2012 #12
klyon Nov 2012 #13
Joey Liberal Nov 2012 #15
klyon Nov 2012 #17
CTyankee Nov 2012 #14
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #16

Response to louis-t (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:37 PM

1. Yep, NY and NJ want to seceed

I guess the moron, who lives in NORTH DAKOTA who petitioned for this, hasn't seen the election results for these states?

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:37 PM

2. No 20 crybaby dickheads filed petitions

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:37 PM

3. Let them leave but tell them the land stays

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:40 PM

5. And so do their federal social security benefits :)

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Response to Blue4Texas (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:41 PM

6. Forget help from FEMA

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:39 PM

4. The states that would be likely to want to secede would save the USA money

Considering that many of those same states take in more federal money then they send to DC. That would allow other states to have more.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:42 PM

7. Exactly :)

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:55 PM

11. That doesn't even take into account services like mail

they would now provide have to on their own. They would need massive tax increases, but the population has backed politicians that have vowed to never raised taxes ever. So you're talking cuts to government so deep the place turns into Somalia-lite.

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:43 PM

8. I hear somebody in North Dakota filed a secession petition on behalf of NY.

How does THAT work??

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:48 PM

9. It's called 'voter fraud'.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:52 PM

10. My understanding is that any one person

Can file petitions for anything and send it certified to anyone; they really don't mean anything

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:57 PM

12. If a few secede, it would give the tea baggers, and other fringe righties a place to go.

I'd say though that they have to give up all their government benefits. It will be up to their new government to take care of those things and good luck with that.

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:56 PM

13. If they can't accept majority rule they should leave.

Canada? no they have health care for all
Mexico? no don't speak Spanish
Australia? hate the Brits
Germany? the enemy
where will they go?

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Response to klyon (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:00 PM

15. Bulgaria?

LOL

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Response to Joey Liberal (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:27 PM

17. sounds about right

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:58 PM

14. Read U.S. history, you dopes. That's settled business. Ever hear of the Civil War?

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Response to louis-t (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:24 PM

16. Um, Bye.

 

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