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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:34 PM

Can we cease and desist on the Secession/Separation threads?

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Ha Ha Ha. Look at the stupid Teabaggers who think they can secede.

OK. Since nobody is seceding from nobody, how's about we let this non-issue just die a quiet death? Yes, these people are morons, but we're stuck with them.

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Reply Can we cease and desist on the Secession/Separation threads? (Original post)
Jeff In Milwaukee Nov 2012 OP
2on2u Nov 2012 #1
Dubster Nov 2012 #2
Jeff In Milwaukee Nov 2012 #3
backscatter712 Nov 2012 #4
Jeff In Milwaukee Nov 2012 #7
jody Nov 2012 #5
Jeff In Milwaukee Nov 2012 #8
jody Nov 2012 #10
ladjf Nov 2012 #6
Jeff In Milwaukee Nov 2012 #9
ladjf Nov 2012 #12
BlueDemKev Nov 2012 #11
JoePhilly Nov 2012 #13
Jeff In Milwaukee Nov 2012 #15
madinmaryland Nov 2012 #14
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2012 #16

Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:41 PM

1. "If at first you don't secede".... reminds me of the stooges....

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movie_Maniacs


Curly: "If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking 'til you DO succeed!"

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:42 PM

2. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Dubster (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:44 PM

3. This is sort of what I'm talking about...

There's nothing really new to be said here, as is evidenced by the fact that the story you linked to is nearly two weeks old.

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:44 PM

4. Every single piece of shit that signed those secession petitions can go to prison for sedition. n/t

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:07 PM

7. No, they can't

Not unless they're actually attempting to overthrow the government. Signing a petition isn't a crime.

Again, this is pretty much my point about these thread. People get hot and bothered over nothing. Even Rick Perry thinks the idea is stupid, and if Rick Perry says something is stupid, then by god he's a fellow who should know.

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:49 PM

5. Jefferson and Madison proposed nullification if federal government usurped the rights and powers

 

retained by We the People and their individual states.

Nullification was a safety valve to avoid secession.

Currently several states have passed laws nullifying federal laws, e.g. Colorado and Washington nullifying federal marijuana laws.

IMO Jefferson and Madison would have championed nullification before secession.

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Response to jody (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:08 PM

8. Yeah, but they're sort of dead right now...(nt)

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:12 PM

10. Yes but the party they created still lives although some of its members have strayed from their

 

beliefs about democracy.

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:50 PM

6. I think they should charge each signer a $10.00 surcharge for processing. Here's my point.

I'm guessing that most of the signers wouldn't have signed had they known it would cost them $10.00. That's because the petition and the signing was a frivolous act. $10.00 is real.

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Response to ladjf (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:10 PM

9. Good luck collecting on that...

Signing an on-line petition is pretty much the political equivalent of farting in an elevator.

And people have the right to think profoundly stupid thoughts and sign profoundly stupid pieces of paper without being fined.

They're idiots. Let them jabber.

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:58 PM

12. It's not a fine. It's a surcharge for the cost of processing the petition. And, let the IRS

add the $10.00 to their tax form in April.

And, it that's not possible, then forget it.

My point really was that I doubt that many people who signed it would have been willing to pay $10.00 for the signature.

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:53 PM

11. Agreed, the righties aren't going anywhere...

...but it sure is nice to think about!

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:01 PM

13. We are stuck with them, and we should mock the $#!* out of them.

You can not use logic or reason with these idiots.

Mocking them is the only remaining course.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:48 PM

15. But the mockery only works with us...

Just as with logic or reason, they're immune to irony and sarcasm.

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:27 PM

14. You just secdee'd the whole DU experience!!

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:26 PM

16. Locking, sorry, but this is about DU and DUers, please repost in Meta. Thanks!

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