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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:54 PM

Peter Morrison, Texas GOP Official, Calls For 'Amicable Divorce' From 'Maggots' Who Voted For Obama

Source: huffington post

As some Republicans continue to cope with the prospect of another four years under President Barack Obama, a Texas GOP official is floating a simple way out: cleaving his state from the union.

Peter Morrison, treasurer of the Hardin County Republican Party, wrote a column in the post-election edition of his Tea Party newsletter this week calling for an "amicable divorce" from the U.S., the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

"Why should Vermont and Texas live under the same government?" he wrote. "Let each go her own way."

Morrison went on to express anger at the "maggots" who backed Obama, specifically calling out non-white voters, whom he accused of voting for the president on an "ethnic basis."

Bud Kennedy of the Star-Telegram has more details.

Republican officials in Texas have been glum about the concept of a second Obama term in the past. A judge from Lubbock predicted over the summer that the president's reelection could even lead to a civil war.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/09/peter-morrison-texas-divorce_n_2100165.html?utm_hp_ref=politics



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trailmonkee Nov 2012 OP
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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:55 PM

1. Keep it up, asshole

there are a lot more of us than there are of you.....did I mention the guy is an asshole?

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Response to louis-t (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:58 PM

6. I favor allowing all Texas Dems to emigrate to California or New York and then

 

handing the remnants of Texas back to its rightful owner (Mexico), from whom it was stolen back in 1848.

JK!

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:07 PM

19. Cost of living in both...

Is horrible. I would return to Ohio if my job existed there.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:10 PM

21. We can use a few more Dems in Ohio, come to think of it. But we

 

should also be willing to subsidize the relocation of our Dem brothers and sisters from Texas to more sane parts.

I'm not sure Mexico would want Texas back once all its Dems were gone. I would feel really badly for Mexico.

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #21)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:02 PM

68. Also need Dems in the red state of Georgia.n/t

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #21)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:05 PM

69. Don't need to give TX back to Mexico, just cut them loose

They've offered to secede quite recently, let's take them up on it.

And have NO trade relations with them thereafter.

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #21)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:18 PM

89. The cost isn't the move....

it is the lack of job.

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #21)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:36 PM

111. Mexico has enough criminals to deal with.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:58 PM

65. No No!! Come to North Carolina!! We have good weather and we need Dems!!

Lots and lots of Dems!!

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:02 PM

81. you get what you pay for.

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:18 PM

51. I'd just lop off a barren part of texas and let the tea baggers have it all

There are some good people in Texas who deserves a progressive government. Like the people of San Antonio who elected Julian Castro as their mayor or the people of Houston Texas who elected the first openly gay governor of a major US city. And Austin is just amazingly progressive.

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:08 PM

84. We don't want any more goppers in California, let them Texan goppers migrate to Mississippi.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:04 PM

15. What is he? Just a couple more times, please. :)

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Response to lexw (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:55 PM

38. To paraphrase Frank Zappa....

"...he's an asshole, he's an asshole-- that's right!-- he's an asshole, he's an asshole, yes-yes!"

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Response to Doc Holliday (Reply #38)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:42 PM

77. :D

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Response to louis-t (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:48 PM

92. more of us....

so sad to see the hate continuing ! These folks just make their own lives miserable .

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Response to louis-t (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:08 PM

94. I hope he gets his way and Texas really does try an secede from the Union.

 

I would enlist in a heartbeat (and I hate the military) to go down to Texas and shoot Republicans!!!!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:56 PM

2. As a native Texan, I say F.O. to that a-hole

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:56 PM

3. dude, you are welcome to leave if you don't like it

but this country stays united.

and if non-whites who voted for Obama did it on an "ethnic basis", then what does he call it when the white people voted for mittiot? These assholes cannot muster rational thought at all. They should not be allowed to hold office with this far of a disconnect from reality.

YOU CANNOT BE MINOR DUKES AND PRINCES IN THIS COUNTRY. This is the reality you need to get with.

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Response to SemperEadem (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:19 PM

52. ...and take your last two governors with you...

...but we get to keep Ann Richards and Barbara Jordan!

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Response to SemperEadem (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:29 PM

93. yes; LOVE IT OR LEAVE it takes on a whole new meaning

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:57 PM

4. Good grief -- the stupid is strong!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:57 PM

5. Texas can have a divorce; won't be amicable.

Let them try to withdraw from the Union.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:58 PM

7. Better yet: have Morrison evaluated for the looney bin, I am one of many Republicans who voted ...

for the President because the GOP is full of feverishly deluded "officials" of the party full of mean spirited animus. They can spew hate at the drop of a hat.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:59 PM

42. It's too bad there aren't more like you

If more GOPers could see thru the curtain of shit their party's cloaked with - Boehner wouldn't be strung by his nuts, and McConnell would be selling heaps from the back rows of a used car lot.

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #42)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:10 AM

105. There's more of us than you think. Boehner. Bachmann, McConnell, Kanter have to go.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:58 PM

8. eat it morrison, you racist vermin. My suggestion, start a third party

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:59 PM

9. I'll help you pack!

Please, go ahead and leave. And take all of your idiot-minded people with you.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:59 PM

10. This kind of narrow thinking hurts everyone, including the right. nt

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Response to ladjf (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:05 PM

17. Yep.

These are the people the GOP will have to weed out if they are to survive from here on out.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:00 PM

11. yeah secession worked SO well the first time (not)

 

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:01 PM

12. If they're going to secede...

GOOD RIDDANCE. We'll just help the Democrats (and rational Republicans) move to other states and then leave the whackos to themselves.

And, if they're thinking about starting a civil war, maybe they should just remember who won last time!

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Response to ChaoticTrilby (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:26 PM

29. If they're going to secede...

Republicans won the US Civil War.

That ain't your daddy's or Granddaddies Republican Party.

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Response to The CCC (Reply #29)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:41 PM

35. My grandaddy and Daddy didn't belong to that party and I'm happy to say that

the DEMOCRATIC party ain't the party of the Antebellum period either. THINK about the consequences of comments of IDIOTS like this.. and Oh yeah, welcome to DU, for however long your stay may be... You may get a pizza delivery if you keep posting these kind of comments.

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Response to The CCC (Reply #29)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:18 PM

73. Indeed.

I like to think of the Republican victors of the Civil War as "Democrats Under a Different Name." Considering how quite a few Republicans (especially in the deep South) are terribly racist, with a few even nominating candidates who are pro-slavery, modern Republicans are nothing like those of the 19th century.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:01 PM

13. Sounds great

Let everyone leave Texas who doesn't like it, close the military bases, US government and NASA facilities, put up a border crossing in and out like in Mexico, and he can run for King of Texas...or what's left of it.

What he'll find out is that he is the maggot.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:02 PM

14. I think a new standard in journalism should be set. Any pol/official who talks trash like that

should have a red clown nose painted on photos or video clips. A simple red clown nose. Because they've earned it.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:04 PM

16. I believe that is called 'sedition'

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:07 PM

18. Not all of Texas

I say let the nutjobs move up to the panhandle area- Lubbock, Amarillo, Midland, etc. Heck, maybe they can even have Dallas. Just leave Houston and Austin for Texans with thinking brains.

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Response to KatyMan (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:23 PM

56. don't forget about us down here we've been indigo blue for ages!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:10 PM

20. Why did he mention Vermont?

I thought the majority of that state vote Democratic.

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Response to Catherine Vincent (Reply #20)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:01 PM

43. Two possible reasons

First, Vermont is bluer than blue, the only state with a self-declared (and wonderful) Democratic Socialist senator. So, from his point of view, why should Texas and such a leftist state share a government?

Second, both Texas and Vermont were briefly independent states, outside of the United States framework. I think the Texas Republic was about a year, while Vermont's independent status was more like a few months. During the Bush years, there was serious talk in Vermont (that is, meetings, organizations, etc.) about leaving the union.

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Response to bigmonkey (Reply #43)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:04 AM

106. Oh I see

Thanks for the explanation.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:11 PM

22. Sounds like a great idea to me.

two less consistantly Republican Senators in the Senate. So, 98 total senators, and we'd just about have easy cloture for our president!

Going by the current Congress, a net loss of 18 Republicans in the House of Representatives. Sadly it would still be Republican if you took all the Texas Representatives out of play.. but it would be a much narrower margin

And It would be very unlikely that we'd have to worry about another Romney, Palin, or any Republican president for a good long time.. if ever. The loss of their 38 dedicated Texas electoral votes would just about ensure failure of any candidate they threw out there.

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Response to Amimnoch (Reply #22)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:52 PM

103. not to mention george pee

we could stay at 50 with Puerto Rico

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:15 PM

23. I have an idea for that guy.

Lets draw a line from just west of Ft. Worth across the Panhandle to include at least Amarillo and Lubbuck, and maybe Abilene, to the N. Mex. Border, all the panhandle.. Let it secede from the rest of Texas and allow all the like minded Morrison's go live there. There are plenty who think like him who already live there, so too many people won't be displaced. Name the new state Texhandle.

The rest of us can then go about bringing Texas into the 21st century.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:17 PM

24. THE SOUTH SHALL RISE AGAIN!!!

 

There are morons who think they know what is going on when their tiny dinosaur brain pulses. I would say let them cut and run and within a few years those same people will be fighting among themselves since their little brains do not mean they will all get along. Plus all the USA cash and space program will be cut. This state may have oil, and a few other good things that make this an average state. It was an American general who in 1848 stated that the devil rents out HELL and lives in TEXAS. Enough said

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:18 PM

25. First, give time for all

the military bases to close and move. Also, all roads that have been built with federal dollars (pretty much all roads) will be
obliterated..........................

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:22 PM

26. Seven Flags Over Texas?

Naaaaa. They'd just drag out the old Texas national flag... and then they'll beg Obama for military support when Mexico invades.

Saber rattling when you buy your saber at Toys R Us is not very smart.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:24 PM

27. It is people like Morrison

that are bringing the Republican Party to its slow painful death.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:24 PM

28. Bon Voyage

I say give these far right republicans Texas, just let the sane out first. Puerto Rico wants in now, they could keep our nation at 50 states.

It is two Americas, and in some ways the Civil War is still with us 147 years after Abe's Emancipation Proclamation. Abe of course was a republican, how far they have come - hard right.

The right has to be panicked, there are more of us than them and it's only going to get worse. States are turning from red to purple and blue each year. California used to be in play now it's not. Florida went to Obama in spite of Rick Scott's suppression games.

The Web, smart phones, tablets, it gets harder to isolate and brainwash each year. The emerging internet played a key role in busting up the Soviet Union and in the demise of the Berlin Wall.



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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:29 PM

30. They have just totally lost their minds now. The Democratic leadership NEVER does this.

Is anyone noticing that?? Has Bill Clinton called anyone "maggots?" Why do people let elected officials behave like this? They keep re-electing them, when they should be relegated to owning a failing mailbox/fax business in whatever podunk town they came from. I just do't get it...

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:32 PM

31. Actually this could work out great. Add Puerto Rico, delete Texas, no new flag needed.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:37 PM

32. trailmonkee

trailmonkee

The Republicans is really starting to be desperate, when this things is coming to the open... I suspect we have many of them who come out and is treating to leave the United States of America.. Now as President Obama not just got elected once, but twice, they will do everything to try to wisp up dust, to make it possible to speak out load, what they have been thinking for years and years in the back room all over the south...

But as smarter people have said before me - they can all ways try to leave the United States of America last time it ended rather bad for the south, and it cost also millions of people their life and health.. Not to say a country who was divide for a long time after the war.. I doubt a new civil war will go any more easy down than the last one..

Abraham Lincoln would have turned in his grave if he had known what his Republican party had become the last 30 years..

Diclotican

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:39 PM

33. My solution:

1. Go to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
2. Take American Airlines to any one of 110 overseas destinations
3. Don't come back

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #33)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:51 AM

108. and i have a few suggestions, where a extreme teabagger would feel comfortable

somalia is a libertarian paradise. and if you're into religious fervor there's always SA, pakistan, afghanistan and iran. now if you love capitalism, but hate those pesky regulations, well, with enough money there's always china.

but, i don't suggest a country in europe, canada or australia. they have commie things, like sochulizzzzed medicine, gun control and pesky labor rights and regulations. stay away from those countries.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:40 PM

34. Republicans are Finally Blowing a Gasket Everywhere.

They can take enough rope to hang themselves as far as I am concerned.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:45 PM

36. :rolleyes:

Please... proceed, Mr. Morrison.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:49 PM

37. The teabaggers days are numbered.

Morrison and his ilk will be relegated to the dustbin of obscurity. The sooner the better.

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Response to gademocrat7 (Reply #37)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:22 PM

55. No, it's going to get worse.

 


For the next four years, the bullshit is going to fly higher and farther than ever before.

The PTB have figured out that the fear-based mentality of the teabaggers/fundies/wingnuts make them susceptible to anything they are told. Watch for more and more people believing in 'concentration camps for white Christians' or some other equally ridiculous nonsense.

They are going to whip these feeble-minded hordes into a frenzy of fear and hatred that will make the last four years look tame. Then, after 2016, they are going to exact 'revenge' for their totally imaginary 'persecution' under Obama.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:55 PM

39. Remember how well that went for you guys in 1865, Pete.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:56 PM

40. The Crazy Republican Party may have control over the state for now

The Crazy Republican Party may have control over the state for now but it will come to an end. I live in Texas. I am a hispanic and one of the "maggots" that voted for Obama. Texas will change politically but it will take a few more years.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:58 PM

41. Why it can't be "Amicable"

I've been thinking about writing an OP all about this, but short version here.

1. They will want a full share of the assets, but none of the liabilities.

2. People have jobs, houses, families. The Red State Refugee thing isn't going to work out.

3. You can't just sit by while a neighboring nation drifts in full Jim Crow/Apartheid/Fascist mode.

4. There is no way that these Doomsday Cult/Armageddon nuts can be allowed control of nuclear weapons. They WILL use them.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:02 PM

44. Maybe it's just me...but calling people "maggots" ain't all that amiable.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:08 PM

45. Fine with me...


...and Texas gets all their federal contracts voided, ie... defense industry (every one of the Huey's used in Vietnam was made in Texas, explains alot, huh?), FEMA, EPA(Texas can pay for their own toxic clean ups due to their love of "AWL") and the list goes on. Then we can start putting the money towards real progress.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:09 PM

46. As a Texan in temporary residence in South Dakota,

there's no benefit to the Union in letting Texas leave. In 4-6 years, DEMs will have a majority in Texas. That's less time than DEMs existed in misery under GW Bush. So, I say to gopers, suck it up OR emigrate to another country. What are possibilities? You'll want lots of racism, no socialism, lots of guns, no educational system, lots of religion, no taxes, English language, no other languages, etc. There is no "other place" for you. You made Texas the racist hell-hole it is today, and you should live to watch it reconstructed. No more talk of leaving.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:14 PM

47. Because that whole secession thing worked so well last time

Somebody buy him a ticket to that Lincoln movie, and videotape his head exploding.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:17 PM

48. from the Star-Telegram article:

Hardin GOP official: 'Maggots' elected Obama

Oh, did I mention that Morrison was chosen by former State Board of Education Chairman Don McLeroy to help screen Texas public school textbooks?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:18 PM

49. Poor nutjobs. Don't you get the feeling they're just a tad unhappy?

Their propaganda and lies, which worked so well in the past, are failing them. Any suggestions for the poor a-hs?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:18 PM

50. Proud Maggot Checking In!

Bring It, Fuckstick.

I dare you.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:22 PM

53. Actually

I am in favor of getting rid of these people.

Think of how much extra money we would have if we didn't have to support these people and their failed economic theories. We are subsidizing their education system , low taxes, and rotting infrastructure.

I think we should seriously allow them to get their wish, with the proviso that once they leave, they cannot re-apply for admission to the Union for 50 years. I give them five years before they are involved in a bloody civil war within their own borders.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:22 PM

54. I'm a native Texan

And I can tell you that he, and the GOP, are living on borrowed time. True, they currently have a political stranglehold state wide, but the demographics are changing at an increasingly rapid rate. Soon, no amount of map gerrymandering will keep their greedy, no good asses in power.

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Response to Red State Prisoner (Reply #54)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:29 PM

60. definitely on borrow time!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:24 PM

57. Okay 3, 2, 1

let TX go and see how long it would last without FEDERAL support in some way, shape or form at some time!

Last time assholes like this guy seceded, they suffered and LOST.

But let 'em go and this time don't fight to preseve the "union"

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:25 PM

58. Sedition? Or Treason?

Take your pick.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:25 PM

59. If minority voters are the problem...

There is a simple solution. Make Alan Keyes the nominee in 2016.

LOL

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:38 PM

61. Please go. That will immediately put 6.8% of total federal spending back in the budget!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:42 PM

62. I really don't have a problem with this

Well, the name-calling, yes, but the idea of an amicable divorce is kind of appealing. We really are two different countries. We'd both be a lot happier in the end.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:46 PM

63. Let them secede.

Without the US military or economic forces propping them up, the "free" state of Texas would return to it's natural state: the northernmost territory of Mexico

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:50 PM

64. Fine by me..be sure to take Alabama and Mississippi with you too

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:59 PM

66. Do it already and stop talking shit, mofo. n/t

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:59 PM

67. I am sure Texan Democrats might have something to say about secession

It is their state also.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:05 PM

70. But I thought Republicans LOVED this country!

Now they want to leave th e greatest country in history just because they didn't get to drive the fuckin' car of state?

Too bad, fucker. Lincoln settled that debate over 150 years ago.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:05 PM

71. You have to follow the link to the Star-Telegram to see the full racist idiocy

Evoking the history of Confederate soldiers who refused to surrender after Gettysburg, Morrison, 33, calls for Texans to fight "in hopes that Providence might shine upon our cause."

Morrison is particularly angry at Asian-Americans and Hispanics who backed Obama, accusing them of voting on an "ethnic basis."
...
Oh, did I mention that Morrison was chosen by former State Board of Education Chairman Don McLeroy to help screen Texas public school textbooks?

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/11/08/4399621/hardin-county-gop-official-wants.html


Yes, that's right - this guy is invoking the spirit of slaveholding to oppose Obama. And he thinks that Asian-Americans and Hispanics, who didn't have an Asian-American or Hispanic to vote for, were voting on an "ethnic basis." And this shitstain on the face of humanity got to influence the education of years of schoolchildren around the country.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #71)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:08 PM

72. And people wonder how the hell

I could have decided to home school my kids...

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:30 PM

74. Didn't this happen in 2009?

Peter Morrison, treasurer of the Hardin County Republican Party, wrote a column in the post-election edition of his Tea Party newsletter this week calling for an "amicable divorce" from the U.S.......


This guy is not exactly high up in Texas politics. It's a bunch of hot air. These guys will be saying this stuff just like they did in 2009.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:33 PM

75. My words to him would be, "Don't let the door hit you in the bum on the way out." nt

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:39 PM

76. More misguided factionalism and dysfunctional divisiveness from dolts and nincompoops

More misguided factionalism and dysfunctional divisiveness from dolts and nincompoops who believe that even more borders will solve problems that skip borders when convenient. Idiots the lot of them...

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:44 PM

78. Picture this:

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:57 PM

79. He can divorce USA & go live in Costa Rica or Nigeria or Turkmenistan any time he wants to. nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #79)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:47 PM

87. Please, not Costa Rica. Somalia or Saudi Arabia would be better for him.

The Ticos with their pura vida culture are way too progressive for his kind.

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Response to DinahMoeHum (Reply #87)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:48 PM

97. Exactly! "The Ticos with their pura vida culture are way too progressive for his kind."

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:59 PM

80. This moran forgets there are liberals in Texas, too

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:03 PM

82. It's terrible how much I'm enjoying this.

Watching these vile racists melt down is even more entertaining than I expected. I can't tear myself away from the reports.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #82)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:30 PM

104. You too, Yardwork? I am also enjoying this.....

...it started on Tuesday evening watching Karl Rove melt down live on Fox when they called Ohio....its only been getting better...

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #104)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:16 AM

107. I know! lol!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:06 PM

83. Typical undignified comment coming from GOP party official. Sour Grapes perhaps?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:25 PM

85. Actually, some Democrat should author a bill PERMITTING Texas to succeed

The reason is, such a bill can address many of the problems such a "Divorce" will incur.

1. Texas gets more money from the Federal Government then it pays in Taxes. Thus Texas leaving would be a big asset to the remaining USA.

2. Deciding where NASA and the various Military bases will go, the GOP in the rest of the South would jump at the chance to get those units into they home states.

3. Texas is no longer a net oil exporter to the rest of the US (in effect a net importer) thus we can restrict what oil from the Gulf goes to Texas (The biggest off shore oil fields are between Louisiana and Cuba NOT Texas).

4. Social Security can NOT be sent outside the borders of the US, thus anyone in Texas who wants to retain their Social Security will have to move back to the US. Now, if a country signs a "Social Security" Treaty with the US, (and most countries have) it can be sent out, but Congress can add a clause that Texas can NOT sign such a treaty with the US,

5. South Texas is complaining that Mexico is withholding excessive amount of water that would normally flow into the Rio Grande (Mexico makes the same Claim as to Water flowing into the Rio Grande from its headwaters in Colorado, through New Mexico, but the time the Rio Grande reaches El Paso it is bone dry). The US can claim that is a problem between Texas and Mexico and keep the water the flows from Colorado and New Mexico (New Mexico will be happy).

6. The US can establish border stations (and inspection) stations on the Louisiana New Mexico and Oklahoma borders, to make sure only US Citizens cross over.

7. The State of Texas will have to PAY the Federal Government for any Federal Land in Texas. You have to remember, except for the 13 original States, Vermont and Texas, all states were originally 100% Federal owned lands (Under the provisions of the Treaty with Mexico, the US accepted some Mexican land Grants as valid, but even most of the people who owned those lands went through the procedures under the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 as to how that land was to be sold). Texas had pre-annexation land ownership, thus no Federal Land from Day one unlike the rest of the Frontier. Since that time, the US has purchased lands from Texas and Texas land owners. These includes some large training bases. Texas will have to pay for them at the price the US sets (And remember above, these same bases are going to be stripped of equipment and personnel, thus worthless).

8. The above also covers Federal Park Lands, that Texas will have to accept as permanent park land. No money needs change hands, just a clause that Texas can NOT change or sell any of the Former National Park Lands.

9. Officially give the USS Texas to Texas, presently it is a museum but technically still owned by the US Navy (Who does some work on it, including inspections to make sure it is still safe).

10. Give Texas the Inner Coastal waterway alone its coast, It is used by barges to transport goods along the coasts by barge, rather then go by deep ocean ships across the Gulf of Mexico. Presently the inner-coastal is paid for by the Federal Government and is a key to the oil refineries on the coast.

That is just ten things a Bill can mention. Remember the Bill is to SCARE Texas not to actually pass, for every Texas member of Congress will vote against it, the last thing anyone with any brains in Texas (Left wing or Right Wing) is for Texas to be independent. Texas as an independent nation is not viable, it will be gobbled up by the US or Mexico as it quickly finds it can NOT survive alone. Denver will boom, as people coming from Southern California decided to go via Denver to avoid Texas, even if they are going to New Orleans. A lot of the things the Federal Government does is below the surface (for example, welfare, the Feds pay 1/2 of any welfare for Children).

Thus the purpose of such a bill is to Scare Texans to shut these people up, they are COSTS involved with being independent and those costs are incurred at the Federal Level. Texas may NOT want those costs, but will have to incur those costs if it is independent. Costs Texas will do NOT want to incur, but without which the benefits tied in with those costs disappear.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:42 PM

86. I say we create a new section of the Rio Grande, forming a large island...

Between Texas proper and Mexico. We could then tell them that we are throwing a huge party for the repubs, thus luring them onto the island at which point we blow the bridge and release the security gators. They can fight each other for the weekly food drop and build fences to their hearts' content.


Once they are all there, the Dems can finally fix the problems in this state. I can see it now, new infrastructure, true high-speed trains connecting the cities and allowing ease of travel and commuting. The kids can finally get a good education free of the evil ideas put forward by the religious/history revisionists and anti-science 'scientists'. It would be a truly great place to live (except for the damned heat. What I wouldn't give to be able to move to a glacier).



Oh well, it is a nice fantasy.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:16 PM

88. Fuck this guy

I live here. If he's not an American he can get the hell out of my country. And take all his friends with him.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:31 PM

90. Thanks, we'll just be closing all the military bases

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #90)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:25 PM

95. Now THAT would be a good idea!

Let them suck wind when the bases close.

I wonder what the latino populace in Texas thinks about this douche bag.....

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:45 PM

91. Seditious Texas GOP douchebags can move to Iran

yup

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:27 PM

96. Pete Morrison you are the maggot

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:52 PM

98. Sounds like the last gasp of these hate mongers.

Apparently, they don't understand the message that was sent to them....that their ideas are irrelevant.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:07 PM

99. Texas is part of the US. Pete don't like it here? Then he can move somewheres else

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:18 PM

100. And here's a statement from the mainstream Texas GOP condemning Morrison:

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:36 PM

101. Let them go. Obama can balance the budget (almost), not by raising taxes

but stop sending Federal money to Texas.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:54 PM

102. By 2018 Texas will be turning blue...

and then its REALLY going to be fun watching them flip out.

sadly, my beloved (and increasingly backward) Tennessee still has a lot of road to cover to sanity.

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Response to IrishAle (Reply #102)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:06 PM

109. let's think of the rational people of texas

i'll never forget ann richards and molly ivins. how in the hell did someone like richards lose to a loser like little boots? molly told it like it was and called out the truly stupid, ignorant in texas.

then we got hightower, still fighting the good fight; and willie nelson. when i hear a moron like this guy spouting pure bullshite, i think of some of the great texans.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:42 PM

110. Maggots, it's a step up from "liberal cesspool"....



Seriously, this is some surprisingly imaginative shit.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:28 PM

112. What's funny is that in 20 years, these people won't be running Texas at all.

They'll be complaining about "Texico" just like the California racists now complain of "Mexifornia." They had better enjoy their hegemony while it lasts.

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