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(Examiner)   Texas wants to secede from the Union? Boring.... Fifteen states file petitions to secede? Now we're talking   (examiner.com) divider line 308
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2012-11-11 05:01:38 PM  
Or, ya know, BECUZZ JEZUSS or sumpin.

/hiccup
 
2012-11-11 05:02:36 PM  

jayhawk88: These citizen generated petitions...

Did they also request naked pictures of Bea Aurthur?


Here... let me help

imageshack.us
 
2012-11-11 05:03:02 PM  
Those petitions are a great place to look for the names of Traitors.
 
2012-11-11 05:03:52 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-11 05:04:19 PM  
someone should make a petition to ask the white house to remove the secession petitions.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-11 05:04:31 PM  

firesign: So, i don't recall the 475 Georgians who've signed that petition ever checking with the other 9,814,735 of us as to our opinion on the issue...

(The one good thing about the insane population growth and urban sprawl in Atlanta over the 32 years I've lived here is that it's starting to edge up the voting numbers into the blue enough to balance the crazy, crazy red in the rest of the state...2016 swing state, maybe? or if not, then 2020?)


Sorry. Those are the breaks. Can't fight a petition.
 
2012-11-11 05:05:01 PM  

skipjack: For those who went off half cocked, you do realize that new york/new jersey are on that list.

/that doesn't fit with the straw man
//at least straw men keep liberals fingers in shape.


You mean the folks who quoted said article? Or did you have a point in there somewhere that just missed actually being put in the form of full sentence that actually made sense?
 
2012-11-11 05:05:49 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Those petitions are a great place to look for the names of Traitors.



Not really. I'm signing the ones for the states I want to get rid of.
 
2012-11-11 05:06:03 PM  

Wyalt Derp: js34603: Before the Well Byes and the air of superiority becomes too overwhelming in here, maybe take a look at the article and realize its random crackpots in these states trying to petition for this on the same Obama site that has featured other such winning petitions as releasing the truth about UFOs and the disclosure of the White House beer recipe.

Wasn't that last one successful?


Uhhh yeah.
I got a keg of it on tap in my basement....

The site is good for raising awareness, nothing more. Its not going to change anyones idea, but can give public pressure to something that the government thought no-one cared about.
 
2012-11-11 05:06:55 PM  

hubiestubert: As of 12:46 am, Sunday, signatures obtained by Louisiana, 7,358; Texas, 3,771; Florida, 636; Georgia, 475; Alabama, 834; North Carolina, 792; Kentucky, 467; Mississippi, 475; Indiana, 449; North Dakota, 162; Montana, 440; Colorado, 324; Oregon, 328; New Jersey, 301 and New York, 169. Many more States are expected to follow.


Meanwhile, the Save City of Heroes petition is currently at over 21,000 signatures. I'm still amused.
 
2012-11-11 05:08:52 PM  

rthanu: KarmicDisaster: Those petitions are a great place to look for the names of Traitors.


Not really. I'm signing the ones for the states I want to get rid of.


Yep.
 
2012-11-11 05:09:28 PM  
www.strongtowns.org

DO IT WE COULD USE THE MONEY YOU farkING FREELOADERS
 
2012-11-11 05:10:19 PM  

hubiestubert:

You mean the folks who quoted said article? Or did you have a point in there somewhere that just missed actually being put in the form of full sentence that actually made sense?


I made the point I intended to.
 
2012-11-11 05:11:09 PM  

Im_Gumby: jayhawk88: These citizen generated petitions...

Did they also request naked pictures of Bea Aurthur?

Here... let me help

[imageshack.us image 358x462]


Do you have the un-Photoshopped version?
 
2012-11-11 05:11:37 PM  

randomjsa: They'll come back when the moderate Democrats do.


Good point. The Democrats have occupied the right wing part position and Republicans aren't going to become more liberal so they were forced into the fascist sphere.
I too wish the Democrats would move to the left randomsja, thank you for your intelligent observation.
 
2012-11-11 05:12:02 PM  
They could buy me and those who don't want out of the USA out of our property.

I'd happily give a few of these assholes some lead poisoning.

/ITG
 
2012-11-11 05:12:02 PM  
Centuries from now, whatever people are using for an encylopedia will record all of this as the most retarded circumstances under which any nation in the history of the world ever fell into civil war.
 
2012-11-11 05:12:10 PM  
So, what happens when these kooks get enough signatures to put it to a vote?

A call for counties to secede from their states that defeated the measure? A call for towns to leave their counties? For houses to form their own sovereign nations?

www.unrealcotton.com
 
2012-11-11 05:12:29 PM  
Nothing to see here but private citizen temper tantrums. It's gonna be a long walk down from the top of bullshiat mountain.
 
2012-11-11 05:12:33 PM  
Wow just look at all that patriotism pouring out of them.
 
2012-11-11 05:12:33 PM  
All these states realize that they need to take their share of the debt with them?
 
2012-11-11 05:13:27 PM  

404 page not found: js34603: bulldg4life: js34603: Before the Well Byes and the air of superiority becomes too overwhelming in here, maybe take a look at the article and realize its random crackpots in these states trying to petition for this on the same Obama site that has featured other such winning petitions as releasing the truth about UFOs and the disclosure of the White House beer recipe.

In other words, crazies gonna crazy. Stop cheering for states to leave the country, it makes you look just as bad as them.

Laughing at idiots that cry about secession cause Obama won is not remotely the same as crying about secession because Obama won.

I swear, this week has produced the most idiotic "bot sides are bad" comments in the history of ever.

Yeah cheering for states to leave the country? That's not both sides are bad, that's both sides are stupid. If you think your state should leave the union, you're an idiot. If you actually think it would be a good thing for states to leave the union, you're an idiot, too.

Laughing at idiots =/= cheering states to leave the country.

Reading is hard :(


Must be since the headline writer failed at it and is pretending the "states" filed for secession instead of random nutjobs starting a petition.

Seems to be hard for you too since you've missed all the people saying "we'll bye" and "do it" based on the stupid headline, and think you're all just having a good laugh at idiots.
 
2012-11-11 05:14:05 PM  

skipjack: hubiestubert:

You mean the folks who quoted said article? Or did you have a point in there somewhere that just missed actually being put in the form of full sentence that actually made sense?

I made the point I intended to.


That you lacked anything constructive to contribute? You do a marvelous job of that already. Keep it up. You are a master of irrelevancy...
 
2012-11-11 05:14:11 PM  
...it is practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union, and to do so would protect it's citizens' standard of living...

gorzek.com
 
2012-11-11 05:14:44 PM  
Did this happen in 2004? I heard that Dems reacted the same.
 
2012-11-11 05:16:15 PM  

meat0918: Morons. So much for "democracy" in their eyes.


This. What a bunch of dumbasses
 
2012-11-11 05:16:36 PM  
Boehner says republicans need to get to work on finding a compromise. Shouldn't you clownservative trolls be working? Get a job.
 
2012-11-11 05:16:54 PM  
lh6.googleusercontent.com
 
2012-11-11 05:19:10 PM  
Get your asses to Somalia.
 
2012-11-11 05:19:33 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Did this happen in 2004? I heard that Dems reacted the same.


Yes in fact I was approached several times by people to sign a petition with regards to bringing back "Space Above and Beyond"
 
2012-11-11 05:19:40 PM  

tdpatriots12: I love the idiot(s) in the comments who said the Civil War wasn't about slavery.

If there is a bigger myth hoisted upon the American people about its own history, I can't think of one.

That Lost Cause movement that started before the Confederate guns even went silent sure was effective, it made it so that centuries later, nobody even bothers to read contemporary things like newspaper articles, political statements, Confederate constitutions, or even secession documents.

(Yes "state's rights." The state's right was slavery.)


I've heard many Southerners claim it was a war over states rights, and envy over their wealth.
Not kidding.
 
2012-11-11 05:20:38 PM  

CPennypacker: [www.strongtowns.org image 800x588]

DO IT WE COULD USE THE MONEY YOU farkING FREELOADERS


Is that picture ever going to get updated? It's been eight years and shiatheads still point to it. I doubt an updated version would be significantly different anyway.
 
2012-11-11 05:20:44 PM  
Nothing to see here. Just self-registration for the Derp List of Butthurt Republicans.

They'll volunteer their names for something like this, which singles them out as revolutionary radicals, but they don't want to register their guns. Do they realize that a government that's going around rounding up guns (which is an insane belief to begin with) won't NEED a gun registration list?

"Oh, this guy is an anti-government blogger who signed a petition to secede and has made numerous posts about shooting guns on message boards, but his name isn't on the gun registration list. He's clean. Next house...."

Derrrrrrrrp.
 
2012-11-11 05:22:04 PM  
wow - all 328 Republicans in Oregon signed the petition.

The butt...it hurts
 
2012-11-11 05:23:23 PM  
Link

Feeling a little snarky today.
 
2012-11-11 05:23:53 PM  

Foxxinnia: CPennypacker: [www.strongtowns.org image 800x588]

DO IT WE COULD USE THE MONEY YOU farkING FREELOADERS

Is that picture ever going to get updated? It's been eight years and shiatheads still point to it. I doubt an updated version would be significantly different anyway.


31, 34, 41, 49 are blue now so its even better
 
2012-11-11 05:24:35 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Did this happen in 2004? I heard that Dems reacted the same.


Yep, sure an' they did. I mean, they must have, right? BOF SIEDS SAEM?
 
2012-11-11 05:24:48 PM  
No...please, god...not PETITIONS!

Link.

Such great Americans...once an election doesn't go their way, they want to piss on the graves of all the TRUE patriots who died so they could be whiny biatches and just leave the United States.

The 101st Keyboarders have a new unit - the Benedict Arnold Brigade.
 
2012-11-11 05:25:01 PM  
From the history books of the future:
In the course of human history, many great nations were birthed from inauspicious beginnings. Nowhere was this more true than the People's Republic of Dumbfarkistan, formerly known as "those southern shiathole states." Thousands of keyboards, working in unison, rose up to protest the unfairness of the democratic election of some black guy, and together produced a governing document coated in the virtual cheeto dust of freedom, liberty, and sore loserism.
 
2012-11-11 05:25:20 PM  
All cited patriotism and a deeply felt love of country as key reasons to secede.
 
2012-11-11 05:25:42 PM  

Bill O'Reilly ... voters - like blacks, Hispanics and women - "feel they are entitled to things." ...


Yeah, these Republicans don't feel they are entitled to their America.
 
2012-11-11 05:25:46 PM  
i felt sorry for myself living in the state i do. now, seeing it in that list, someone shoot me for i have lost faith in all breathing things (except my dog and cat, the only things that are not a waste of oxegen)
 
2012-11-11 05:27:57 PM  
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2012-11-11 05:28:01 PM  
I know reposting things from personal blogs is pretty lame but whatever, it's on topic and I'm too lazy to reword the same point into a new post:

The biggest problem with a certain subset of the right-wing backlash to the re-election of President Obama is the utter contempt it shows for the rule of law, the very thing they claim is being destroyed in a country they clearly do not understand or truly appreciate.

The rule of law is, by and large, something that Americans have historically cared about a great deal. Sometimes, this was to the country's detriment, as I'll demonstrate in a minute. A big issue with the republic in the first place was the very real doubt that people would respect the authority of law, instead of the obligations of personal allegiance or the authority of military power. It was all fairly astonishing to the world, if not the country itself, that it actually worked, and Americans justly took pride in it.

Even when the course of the nation didn't agree with their principles.

That attitude led to, for example, the consensus in the early-mid 19th century that there was no legal method for depriving slave owners of their property in slaves without slave owners' and/or their state's consent. This belief was even held by radical abolitionists, save extremely rare exceptions like John Brown. It also led to the near-universal public outcry in the North as the Confederate States seceded, violating the principle that held the rule of law - and thus, the election of Abraham Lincoln - sacred. When the South violated that trust, it cracked open the door to Emancipation, and a vengeful North kicked it in without remorse. It was, at the time, as much about teaching the South a lesson in democracy as it was about human rights.

Now, in a far less divisive climate with much lower stakes - as bad as things can seem, millions of people are not born into a lifetime of brutal bondage in this country anymore, for one thing - some conservatives are reacting to the perfectly legal re-election of a sitting President whose views they do not share by claiming that the results are not legitimate, advocating secession and/or rebellion, making all sorts of threats about "going Galt," and screaming to anyone within earshot about how the "commie socialist fascist Muslim Kenyan abortionist dictator" isn't even in charge of a republic anymore because they didn't get their way.

These people have some concept of what the U.S. Constitution is that can best be described as, "whatever they imagine it is, as long as it agrees with my political proto-philosophy." The problem is what the Constitution is actually for: Establishing the functional rules and ultimate authority of the law.

It probably sounds quaint to argue that the United States is a country ruled by law, but it's something these people have either forgotten or never understood. This attitude is contemptuous of both the country they claim to love - but evidently never truly got to know - and the rest of the electorate that exercised their Constitutional privilege to vote their conscience.

In short, petulant whining followed by extra-legal threats in the wake of an election is not patriotic, and historically speaking is about the most un-American thing you can do.
 
2012-11-11 05:28:51 PM  

I Like Bread: Im_Gumby: jayhawk88: These citizen generated petitions...

Did they also request naked pictures of Bea Aurthur?

Here... let me help

[imageshack.us image 358x462]

Do you have the un-Photoshopped version?


Sure do:

www.waldenfans.com
 
2012-11-11 05:28:55 PM  

Weaver95: randomjsa: Generation_D: I think what this says is those of us who have been waiting for a calm, rational, centrist/right Republican party to come back and join the table have been sorely mistake

They'll come back when the moderate Democrats do.

when the GOP kicked out all their moderates, where do you think a lot of them ended up? sure, some went to the libertarians...but even more went Democrat.


Well, there's your problem.
 
2012-11-11 05:29:37 PM  
All hail the Republic of Derpistan! 
 
2012-11-11 05:34:15 PM  

randomjsa: Generation_D: I think what this says is those of us who have been waiting for a calm, rational, centrist/right Republican party to come back and join the table have been sorely mistake

They'll come back when the moderate Democrats do.


As was already said, hurr.
 
2012-11-11 05:34:19 PM  
Can we get some money together and send each person who signed that petition an I-AM-A-BIG-OL'-CRYBABY tee shirt? I hate to imagine how these folks would have behaved if the Gore v. Bush situation had occurred this time with Romney as Gore and Obama as Bush.
 
2012-11-11 05:35:40 PM  

randomjsa: Generation_D: I think what this says is those of us who have been waiting for a calm, rational, centrist/right Republican party to come back and join the table have been sorely mistake

They'll come back when the moderate Democrats do.


Ginnungagap42:
So you're saying that you believe the Democrats should shift to the left?


That's correct, but we all know that's not what randomtard meant.
 
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