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Seven states qualify for secession response from White House

The petitions for secession from the U.S. filed by Texas, Louisiana, and five other states have collected more than 25,000 signatures each, which the White House website says is enough for review and response.

WASHINGTON - Citizens from more than 40 states have filed petitions with the White House seeking to secede from the union, and by Wednesday, seven states had gathered enough signatures to qualify for a response to the largely symbolic protest.

The petitions, which have been signed by a small percentage of state residents, have virtually no chance of succeeding. The United States' bloodiest conflict, the 1861-1865 Civil War, erupted after 11 states withdrew from the union.

The White House has set up a "We the People" page on its website that allows Americans to file petitions on issues of concern. If a petition collects 25,000 signatures, the website says, the administration will review and respond to it.

http://news.msn.com/politics/seven-states-qualify-for-secession-response-from-white-house-3

I wonder how many of these petitions my moronic brother has signed.

Also, I love this one from the article: A counter-petition has been filed calling for the state capital Austin to secede from Texas and remain part of the United States.


Probably the same 25,000 on all seven petitions.

Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:50 AM (39 replies)

NO benefit cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. - Petition by Senator Bernie Sanders

http://www.sanders.senate.gov/petition/?method=signThePetition&uid=cc9bfb45-9836-4c1d-a24d-6db690f73458&first_name=Todd&last_name=Schuler&email=schulert@roadrunner.com&verify_email=schulert@roadrunner.com&address=3328+Nagle+Road&city=Avon&mailing_state=OH&zip=44011&email_text=

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Nov 13, 2012, 07:28 AM (9 replies)

The company I work for is shedding 1500 jobs and closing plants and it's Obama's fault?

I am hearing from all my right wing brothers and reading on the replies to news about the company that I work for and the downsizing and they are blaming it on OBAMACARE.

The decision was made last June when some corporate slob decided that not doing business with WalMart was the right decision. Then proceeded to cut the company down due to the loss of sales.

So now we are hearing that it is all because of OBAMACARE.

Jesus, these people are FUCKING CLUELESS and they make dumbass conclusions from reading a headline that the company is cutting 1500 employees.

I need to add this:

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:47 PM (11 replies)

Motor Trend: Tesla Model S Car of the Year

Electric sedan takes the coveted crown after Motor Trend's rigorous testing.


The Tesla Model S is the 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year. The luxury 5-door electric sedan fought off 10 other finalists for the Golden Calipers trophy, acing the magazine's six judging criteria in the process. Eleven judges reviewed the contenders, including three guests, and for the first time in the award's history all 11 voted unanimously for the winner. Each car was evaluated on advancement in design, engineering excellence, efficiency, and safety and value. While 25 vehicles were eligible to win, judges narrowed down the field to the final few over two weeks of solid testing.




http://editorial.autos.msn.com/motor-trend-tesla-model-s-car-of-the-year

I was lucky enough to see one up close as close enough to touch one, this is a sweet ride.


And electric too!

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:05 PM (1 replies)

Cleveland saved America - from Facebook



Posted by liberal N proud | Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:27 PM (61 replies)

We are back on Defcon 2?

Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:41 PM (1 replies)

Slate: Six Obvious Lessons From Obama’s Victory



The adrenalin has faded. The exhaustion is setting in. The realization that the campaign is over and the task of governing awaits is growing on the victors. The quiet reality of loss is setting in for the vanquished. For the rest of us, the question remains: What does it all mean?

So here are a few quick takes. And remember, sometimes the most obvious is also the most important.

- First, the Tea Party got thumped.
- Second, in the melting pot that is America, inclusive trumps exclusive.
- Third, pandering on everything doesn't work.
- Fourth, we really did build this—all of us, together.
- Fifth, the Republican House has to figure out whether to continue to play obstructionist naysayer or come to the table.

And finally, the question for the president. Will he tell the story of our national success with power and passion, as he can and did last night, to build support for the range of issues that demand attention—from the fiscal cliff to the environment to the stagnation of middle-class income to the ravages of gun violence? He has won re-election and with it the power of the pulpit. Let's hope he uses it.


http://www.slate.com/blogs/spitzer/2012/11/07/obama_s_victory_six_lessons_for_democrats_and_republicans.html

I think they missed one - Hate is not acceptable! We have lived with 4 years or hate aimed at the President from the right and it caught up to them with this election.
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:46 AM (0 replies)

Money can't buy happiness, or an election

First the mug shots of the candidates who were bought:



From MSN:
By Rachael Marcus and John Dunbar, The Center for Public Integrity

Money can't buy happiness, nor can it buy an election, apparently.

The top donors to super PACs in 2012 did not fare well — casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, the No. 1 super PAC contributor with more than $53 million in giving, backed eight losers at this writing.

Adelson was top backer of the pro-Mitt Romney Restore Our Future super PAC, with $20 million in donations. Romney lost to President Barack Obama. In addition, Adelson's contributions to super PACs backing U.S. Senate candidates in Florida, Virginia and New Jersey were also for naught.


He was not the only conservative billionaire who had a bad night.


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Contran Corp. CEO Harold Simmons, (No. 2), homebuilder Bob Perry (No. 3) and TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, (No.4), also bet on Romney. Collectively, the trio gave $13.4 million to Restore Our Future, and Ricketts' super PAC, Ending Spending Action Fund, spent an additional $9.9 million helping Romney's failed bid.


The rest of the story at link:
http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/08/15001252-money-cant-buy-happiness-or-an-election?lite
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:49 AM (0 replies)

ABC Nightly News: America voted for the same gridlock

the don't acknowledge who is responsible for that gridlock.

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:35 PM (2 replies)

I am stuck in an all day meeting with upper management

One of them is acting like he lost someone very close to him. Which is really weird because when his mother and father died, he didn't even take time off for the funerals.

This meeting is full of really down people, it is difficult to deal with these people today. I am trying to tip-toe through the mine field.

I have to go back in there in a couple of minutes for the rest of the day.



Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:27 PM (10 replies)
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