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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:12 PM

Public Service Announcement: There will be no secessions, period. At all. Ever, ever.

I'm a little surprised that you guys are letting the media play you like this.

Nobody's going to secede.

No way no how.

I don't care if some goofball starts a petition to secede and 100,000 people sign it. It means nothing. They might as well be liking it on Facebook.

I thought most of it was just for the "Look at these dumbfucks" factor but I've noticed some threads over the past couple of days where people were asking (apparently) serious questions about a world where one or more states seceded.

I'm really puzzled by that and the sheer number of these threads. It is simply not going to happen at all.

The focus on the concept seems inordinately high for something that has no chance in hell of happening. Even remotely.

(puzzled)

PB

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Reply Public Service Announcement: There will be no secessions, period. At all. Ever, ever. (Original post)
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 OP
TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #1
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #3
zbdent Nov 2012 #2
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #5
Vox Moi Nov 2012 #4
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #9
LineLineLineReply !
OnyxCollie Nov 2012 #30
LeftInTX Nov 2012 #6
discntnt_irny_srcsm Nov 2012 #11
CakeGrrl Nov 2012 #7
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #15
Autumn Nov 2012 #16
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #19
Autumn Nov 2012 #25
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #28
Autumn Nov 2012 #36
LynneSin Nov 2012 #8
WilliamPitt Nov 2012 #10
FourScore Nov 2012 #38
Texasgal Nov 2012 #12
chalky Nov 2012 #35
Ruby the Liberal Nov 2012 #13
discntnt_irny_srcsm Nov 2012 #14
bluestate10 Nov 2012 #17
upi402 Nov 2012 #18
txdemsftw Nov 2012 #21
Blue4Texas Nov 2012 #31
brooklynite Nov 2012 #20
txdemsftw Nov 2012 #23
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #22
gollygee Nov 2012 #24
freshwest Nov 2012 #26
MarianJack Nov 2012 #27
dtom67 Nov 2012 #29
WheelWalker Nov 2012 #32
Blue4Texas Nov 2012 #33
Fence rider Nov 2012 #34
busterbrown Nov 2012 #37
haele Nov 2012 #39
ReRe Nov 2012 #40

Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:14 PM

1. I know. I don't understand why anyone is even interested

in this stupidity. I am starting to trash those threads.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:20 PM

3. I'm mostly head-scratching at this point. It's just kind of...nonsensical.



PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:17 PM

2. Well, their money will be worth

the paper it's printed on ...

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Response to zbdent (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:29 PM

5. Same with their electronic petitions...



PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:24 PM

4. If I secede will I still get to use the ATM?

... will I need a passport to visit Nebraska?
... will Nebraska be eligible for foreign aide?
... will they have 120-volt, 60-cycle electricity?
... maybe they will develop an exotic, foreign culture or a strange language we don't understand?
... Can the Rams belong to the National Football League?
... Will their currency be a artful? Easy to counterfeit?
... If I was born in pre-secessionist Nebraska, can I have dual citizenship?
One thing is certain:
They will legalize gambling.

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Response to Vox Moi (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:42 PM

9. That was so amusing to read, I read it twice and may do so a third time.

The most amusing thing, and maybe a little worrying too, is how it mirrors some of the questions I've seen asked with a straight face on here in the last 48-72 hours.

Of course, the answer to most of those questions is moot: As soon as any state secedes from the union a sort of "Pangea Effect" will take place and all the flora and fauna will immediately evolve into wilder, primitive, stranger versions their pre-secession cousins.

They may legalize gambling but the casinos would become overrun with 9 foot-at-the-shoulder Irish Elk, munching on the carpet and inadvertently lifting suspender-snagged pit bosses off the ground as they raise their head in surprise when someone hits a jackpot.

Not that there's anything wrong with carpet munching, mind you.

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:07 PM

30. !

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:37 PM

6. You're absolutely right. I have no reason why the media is even

paying attention to this.

It's hot air. Just a form of protesting. It doesn't mean anything, except that a bunch of teabaggers are being teabaggers

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:44 PM

11. The media is drawn...

...to the back end of the bull. The only thing that draws more is bloodshed.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:39 PM

7. Agreed, the idea is going nowhere, but

as I posted in another thread, I would be amused to see the petitioners have the reality of secession explained slowly and carefully to them.

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Response to CakeGrrl (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:03 PM

15. I don't care so much about the petitioners, it's the DUers who think that something might....

...actually come of it that puzzle me. It's like reading stories about teabaggers preparing to be rounded up and placed in internment camps, only to see threads popping up from DUers asking if the government will provide their boots and bayonette for guard duty, or if they'll have to purchase them out of pocket.



PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:07 PM

16. I know that nothing will come of it, but DU is the place to come to to get

answers to give to these nut jobs who do think it's a great idea.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #16)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:11 PM

19. I read one of your posts, Autumn, and I got the impression that was the case.

Although, AFAIK, I don't think you came out and said it. But not all of them look like they're fishing for ammo. Honestly, why one would even want to debate these folks is beyond me. Here's a random example I just pulled from the GD stack. It's like people think there is actually something Going On.

That's the kind of thing that's...well, strange.

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #19)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:20 PM

25. Here in Colorado Springs and the surrounding area

we are surrounded by some of these nuts. You should see the signs and some of the crap that goes on here.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #25)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:47 PM

28. See, I am pleasently nestled in the very bosom of Liberal Hippie Freakdom.

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I mean, we have our conservative nutcases. But they generally live in fear of expressing their insanity within city limits.

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #28)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:38 PM

36. Nice. Our nut cases here flaunt it. Last summer I sat and watched 15 ATF and a

bunch of cop cars block off the road and arrest a neighbor and confiscate his cache of illegal automatic weapons. On weekends it would sound like a war zone around here. It sure has gotten nice and peaceful since then. Of course the nut still live there with his romney sign next to his faded , tattered ron paul sign.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:39 PM

8. I agree 100%

But duers have this way of taking a right wing wet dream and running amok with it.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:44 PM

10. Not being played.

Enjoying the show.

But thanks for the condescension.

P.S. What gets focused on by people on a web forum on a Tuesday night rilly rilly rilly isn't that big of a deal. Certainly not worth a scolding.

Rilly.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:58 PM

38. Ummm...whose the one being condescending?

Pot...meet Kettle.

I didn't take it as a scolding. Rilly.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:45 PM

12. It's really shocking!

I mean really! there are such smart people here... wtf? Why is this even being taken seriously?

Thank you for the thread. Lemme repeat: We are not seceding! I am an AMERICAN and so are all of us Texans, GOOD OR BAD.

Jaysus!

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Response to Texasgal (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:35 PM

35. Breathe....

I'm pretty sure the majority of us are well aware that nobody's going to "secdee". This crap floats to the top every time a Democrat is in office, especially here in Texas (maybe less so when Bill Clinton was in office because the economy was rockin'.). I remember when Jimmy Carter was President, those damned "SECEDE!" bumperstickers were everywhere.

But still, it's fun to beat 'em over the head with the reality of their little quest. Especially now that their sensitivity to reality has hit a high point. And the fantasy of them building a boat, or a raft, or hell, even a rocket and getting the hell out is irresistible.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:45 PM

13. I think its hilarious.

My favorite have been all of the lists of questions. One from a Texan was asking if s/he could keep a windmill - as art *wink*.

Funny stuff.

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:49 PM

14. Just one more accomplishment for these folks

tweeted with Obama
messaged Prince William on facebook
got abducted by aliens
seceded from the union....


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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:09 PM

17. Come on!! Responding to complete stupidity can be fun. Don't be a logical one. nt

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:10 PM

18. oh puhLEEZ let Texas go!!!!

Just one and we can stop

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Response to upi402 (Reply #18)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:15 PM

21. no

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Response to txdemsftw (Reply #21)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:21 PM

31. Only the reds lol

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:14 PM

20. Gee, when I raised the idiocy of this whole story, I got tisk'd at...

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #20)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:15 PM

23. yep..

the whole thing is pretty absurd...and most of it is down right insulting.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:15 PM

22. Two things

Ever is a damn long time...

That said, the chances right now are about pigs flying category.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:18 PM

24. What if I start a petition wanting to change Michigan's name to Granholm

to remember our former Governor? I might be able to find 23,000 people to sign a petition. Surely that should be enough to get what I want. Who cares what the other millions of people in Michigan want. I'd have a petition!

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:28 PM

26. The media is putting out pouf pieces to make sure no one hears a word Obama says.

By next week, no one will remember Romney didn't win the election...

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:35 PM

27. I agree,...

...that was a result of the Civil War.

PEACE!

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:54 PM

29. it is simple...

The focus is due to the reason : Why?
its not taxes,abortion or guns or gays.
It is racism.
they don't wanna live in an America where the president is a " Kenyan "( understanding that, in this case, kenyan starts with an "N"
this is a petition for racists.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:29 PM

32. The Union.


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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:30 PM

33. We're just laughing

Can't take this seriously, just a "mad" idea

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:32 PM

34. Like i tell my nutbag sister

Wednesday they were going to move to Canada (dumb shits found out they have socialized medicine) don't want any of that! Thursday they were going to Australia (found out they have an unmarried woman PM) can't have none of that!
Time to put on my thinkin cap Uncle Jed. Lets just secede and start our own state.
It's called a slow news day people!!!
They will put any shit on the tube because they have to fill the time and say any and I mean any thing they can to get your attention!!!!!!!
Some people would buy shit from you if you put it in the right package and call it roses! Just ask Rush, lord knows he sells shit every day!
All this makes me wonder about those brilliant folks changing the textbooks in Texas! Gonna edumacate these backard som bitches with some good old bullshit!

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Response to Fence rider (Reply #34)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:45 PM

37. Jesus Christ!!!! Come On!

These shit slingers, wearing 20 gallon Urinals are perfect!
They need to be out and we should support em in any way we can.
The more we go nuts about their new game, the more serious they'll become.

Gotta call my music pals in Austin and tell em to start packing.
We got room for them in Cali!

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:59 PM

39. So, a "righteous" .05% (if that much) of the population of any particular state -

like to play the game of "Gawd's Chosen" and think since everyone they associate with believes the same way they do, they're right. And the local politicians and power brokers that prey on them love to stir up the crazy - especially since there's so much money to be made playing the state against the feds, that wouldn't happen if the state was its own sovereign country.

They are fools to think that if they secede, they will have the same quality of life they have now - no matter how shitty their lives are now, it would be far worse with the petty faction leaders that will be struggling for control over the power vacuum once "federal oversight" is gone and the preachers and business leaders struggle to build their personal theocratic, free-market (and caucasian) paradise. Do the people signing these petitions seriously think they will be more respected by those taking power if their state "leaves" if they don't have the money or other assets to buy their way into power?

Haele

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:00 AM

40. Yes, I know that secession is not going to happen...

... but hey, I say let them have their little dreams. Gives them something to do, making their silly misspelled posters and uploading them to the internet. Rather than giving their antics any attention, we need to have our eyes and minds zeroed in on what's happening up in DC.

Calling the WH. Writing LTEs. Calling our Reps and Sens. I'm rooting for no deals, going over the cliff finally and twilighting GWs tax deal in toto. Then after the first of the year, pass a bill to lower the taxes for everyone making $250,000 or less a year.

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