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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:35 PM

Idiocracy is here: Secession petitions filed in 20 states

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

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.

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Reply Idiocracy is here: Secession petitions filed in 20 states (Original post)
geardaddy Nov 2012 OP
LeftofObama Nov 2012 #1
kentauros Nov 2012 #19
MineralMan Nov 2012 #2
geardaddy Nov 2012 #3
KatyaR Nov 2012 #4
Shrike47 Nov 2012 #5
LeftinOH Nov 2012 #6
thecrow Nov 2012 #7
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2012 #16
KatyMan Nov 2012 #8
bongbong Nov 2012 #9
Douglas Carpenter Nov 2012 #10
Angleae Nov 2012 #11
Honeycombe8 Nov 2012 #12
geardaddy Nov 2012 #14
kelliekat44 Nov 2012 #13
geardaddy Nov 2012 #15
cordelia Nov 2012 #17
geardaddy Nov 2012 #18
krispos42 Nov 2012 #20

Response to geardaddy (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:37 PM

1. And to those states I say

BYE!!

Take care! Oh, and when you start falling apart don't come crying to us!

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Response to LeftofObama (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:33 AM

19. And from a Liberal in one of those states I say

Tough shit! We're staying!

Now, doesn't that chap your hide?

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Response to geardaddy (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:39 PM

2. What a waste of time for people who are signing those.

There will be no secessions.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:42 PM

3. I know.

It's total idiocy to think they'll actually get their way.

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Response to geardaddy (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:45 PM

4. What, no Oklahoma?

My fellow Oklahomans are late getting into the game.

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Response to geardaddy (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:53 PM

5. Interesting. Many if not most of the people who signed Oregon's petition don't live in Oregon.

Can I vote Texas or Mississippi out?

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Response to geardaddy (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:09 PM

6. They should be given one state to which they can all move, then

secede. South Carolina, maybe. Of course, they would have to form their own government, international trade partners, etc. No work permits for cross-border workers, either. Then sit back and watch this thing play out: Lord of the Flies/Handmaid's Tale/Escape from New York.

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Response to LeftinOH (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:21 PM

7. Guam..!

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Response to LeftinOH (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:44 AM

16. Move them to the island from Lost.

They can all have fun being chased by the smoke monster and polar bears.

Keep South Carolina, just banish the crazies. They have good barbeque there.

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Response to geardaddy (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:23 PM

8. Even though we're in Texas

I say, let them leave. Let's be rid of the deadweight. My family will be the first to move out of Texas to the US. (Just please, not Oklahoma--couldn't take Oklahoma

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Response to geardaddy (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:31 PM

9. Help those poor people out

 

Get their names & addresses and send them a free offer to help them complete their GED.

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Response to geardaddy (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:45 PM

10. not that I seriously endorse these sentiments andI do realize that it is not fair or realistic

Better Off Without 'Em: A Northern Manifesto for Southern Secession



by Chuck Thompson

Release Date: August 14, 2012
Let’s talk about secession.

Not exactly the most suitable cocktail party conversation starter anywhere in the country, but take that notion deep into the heart of Dixie and you might find yourself running from the possum-hunting conservatives, trailer-park lifers, and prayer warriors Chuck Thompson encountered during the two years he spent traveling the American South asking the question: Would we be better off without ’em?

The result is a heavily researched, serious inquiry into national divides which is unabashedly controversial, often uproarious, and always thought-provoking. From a church service in Mobile, Alabama, where the gospel entertainer announces "Islam is upon us!" to a store selling Ku Klux Klan memorabilia on a quaint little street in South Carolina—Thompson lifts the green velvet drapes on a South that would seem to belong more to the time of Rhett and Scarlett than the dawn of the twenty-first century.

y crunching numbers, interviewing experts, and roaming the not-so-former Confederacy, Thompson—an openly disgruntled liberal from the Northwest—makes a compelling case for southern secession. What would the new nations look like if Virginia governor Bob McDonnell was elected as the first President of the Confederate States of America? If a southern electorate was left to fend for itself while the North did damage control on an economy decimated by cut-rate southern workers who operate as a rival nation within its own borders? If the BCS championship football game were replaced by a North vs. South Coca Cola/ Starbucks Blood Bowl™? If Florida went to the South and Texas to the North in the most complex land-and-population grab in American history?

Better Off Without ’Em is a deliberately provocative book whose insight, humor, fierce and fearless politics, and sheer nerve will spark a national debate that is perhaps long overdue.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/better-off-without-em-chuck-thompson/1111396353

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Response to geardaddy (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:39 PM

11. It's up to 25 now (with 3 represented twice).

LA, TX (45000+ signatures), NC, AL, KY, FL, MS, GA (x2), MT, IN, NJ, ND, CO, OR, NY (x2), SC, MI, MO (x2), TN, AK, OK, AZ, PN, NV, DE


https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petitions

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Response to geardaddy (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:43 PM

12. It sounds like it wasn't the STATES that drafted those docs., but someone who did them & put them

on a site, hoping to get enough signatures.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:41 AM

14. You are correct. This is the case. n/t

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Response to geardaddy (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:46 PM

13. IRS should really be on top of these folks to make sure they are paing their taxes.

I have a feeling they are not and are probably some of the biggest "moochers" in the nation.

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Response to geardaddy (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:43 AM

15. Here's are a couple of counter petitions someone put up.

"Deport Everyone That Signed A Petition To Withdraw Their State From The United States Of America."

"Strip the Citizenship from Everyone who Signed a Petition to Secede and Exile Them"


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Response to geardaddy (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:48 AM

17. Hasn't this been posted about 12,000 times already?

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Response to cordelia (Reply #17)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:57 AM

18. Well, mine makes 12,001 then.

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Response to geardaddy (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:35 AM

20. I expect the flag-waving, overly-patriotic real Americans in red states...

...to reject this unanimously. Right?

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