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(White House)   Old and busted: Texas filing petition to secede from United States. New hotness: Austin filing petition to secede from Texas and remain part of the Union   (petitions.whitehouse.gov) divider line 84
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2012-11-14 01:53:58 PM
I'd sign this petition but I'm not a citizen of Austin or Texas.

/Loved that place back when I was stationed at Bergstrom AFB.
//Concerts at the Armadillo World Headquarters, Hippie Hollow, Barton Springs, good times.
 
2012-11-14 02:01:07 PM
Didn't El Paso do this yesterday?
 
2012-11-14 02:18:04 PM
This is just getting silly now! Can't they just have a hootenanny/BBQ party and simmer the f**k down?
 
2012-11-14 02:18:25 PM
Keep Austin Wierd
 
2012-11-14 02:29:07 PM

GGracie: Keep Austin Wierd


Saw that shirt/bummer sticker/poster all over Austin a few weekends ago. I really didn't want to tell them they are damn near exactly the same as Houston and Dallas.
 
2012-11-14 02:30:01 PM
We'll end up having to airlift-in supplies. Are there any C-47s left?
 
2012-11-14 02:35:43 PM
Okay, this is just getting potato now. Wait, it was potato from the start

Carry on
 
2012-11-14 02:37:13 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: GGracie: Keep Austin Wierd

Saw that shirt/bummer sticker/poster all over Austin a few weekends ago. I really didn't want to tell them they are damn near exactly the same as Houston and Dallas.


I lived in Austin for a few years. It is really unique. It is fairly liberal with lots of good BBQ :-)
 
2012-11-14 02:37:28 PM

AirForceVet: I'd sign this petition but I'm not a citizen of Austin or Texas.


Like that stops anyone.
 
2012-11-14 02:38:14 PM
I'm getting a lot of use out of this lately.
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2012-11-14 02:49:24 PM

GGracie: I lived in Austin for a few years. It is really unique. It is fairly liberal with lots of good BBQ :-)


Yeah you can't find BBQ anywhere else in Texas. As far as the liberal part goes it really doesn't matter in the party places. There is no difference between 6th street and Dallas' west end.

Was on 6th street the weekend before Halloween. It rocked.

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And always have breakfast take Kevin. Chicken and waffle sandwich.
 
2012-11-14 02:55:47 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: And always have breakfast take Kevin.



wat.
 
2012-11-14 03:07:06 PM
Austin is the way it is because the rest of Texas surrounding it. Take Austin out of Texas and you will have the equivelant of Lafayette, IN or Ames, IA, with a few more hookers.
 
2012-11-14 03:29:12 PM

minoridiot: Austin is the way it is because the rest of Texas surrounding it. Take Austin out of Texas and you will have the equivelant of Lafayette, IN or Ames, IA, with a few more hookers.


Houston respectfully disagrees.
 
2012-11-14 03:30:02 PM
Gotta remember about all these "deeply red" southern states; they're usually only 60 percent Republican. And most of the money (and Democratic) centers are the big cities. Good luck operating your conservative utopia without any major cities and their tax base and infrastructures.
 
2012-11-14 03:32:13 PM
We love you Austin!!!!
 
2012-11-14 03:32:23 PM
How about we skip secession and just go straight to Snow Crash and let everyone individually decide their citizenship regardless of geographical location?
 
2012-11-14 03:32:30 PM
This just in: When you allow any idiot to start online petitions, any idiot will.
Can we stop with this please?
 
2012-11-14 03:32:42 PM
They can't secede, so why not split up?

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-14 03:35:45 PM

minoridiot: Austin is the way it is because the rest of Texas surrounding it. Take Austin out of Texas and you will have the equivelant of Lafayette, IN or Ames, IA, with a few more hookers.


Hey now. Austin doesn't have the shiat stench in the air or loser mentality like West Lafayette. And it has better basketball players, too.
 
2012-11-14 03:36:29 PM
Sure Austin, do that. But you'll need a passport to leave town. But it's a liberal college town, don't expect them to think for themselves just repeat talking points from Maddow.
 
2012-11-14 03:36:39 PM

Steigen: This just in: When you allow any idiot to start online petitions, any idiot will.
Can we stop with this please?


I agree. I think "direct democracy" type stuff like this isn't helpful. You have problems call up your rep. In fact I believe we should have more house members. House members should be someone that anyone can call up and talk with to have there voice represented in the government.

Could you imagine if we had 1000 house representatives? I think it would be very difficult to have as much partisanship as we have now because of the more diversity.
 
2012-11-14 03:36:52 PM

This About That: We'll end up having to airlift-in supplies. Are there any C-47s left?


That's the first thing that came to my mind too. They'll have to airlift in unicycles and vinyl records in order to keep Austin weird!
 
2012-11-14 03:37:54 PM

SithLord: Sure Austin, do that. But you'll need a passport to leave town. But it's a liberal college town, don't expect them to think for themselves just repeat talking points from Maddow.


pssst it's a joke making fun of the people in Texas wanting to secede. I find it funny you are made at the people doing it tongue in check but are silent about the crazies who are actually taking it seriously.
 
2012-11-14 03:39:06 PM

Snarfangel: They can't secede, so why not split up?

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Won't work. All the mini-Texases (Texaii?) would constantly be figthing amongst themselves over the crucial issue of who gets custody of the giant belt buckles.
 
2012-11-14 03:39:07 PM
Come on, City of Austin. Just like your namesake, you're surrounded by the enemy, about to be put to death by violent hordes closing on you holy place of refuge.

Your only hope lies in whores. Send them out among your enemy and let them seduce your leaders. It's your only hope.

/Shush, compadre. At this place brave men fried clearing a roadway for Citra
 
2012-11-14 03:40:44 PM

SithLord: Sure Austin, do that. But you'll need a passport to leave town. But it's a liberal college town, don't expect them to think for themselves just repeat talking points from Maddow.


Uh oh, it looks like somebody needs some soothing balm...
 
2012-11-14 03:41:03 PM

SithLord: Sure Austin, do that. But you'll need a passport to leave town. But it's a liberal college town, don't expect them to think for themselves just repeat talking points from Maddow.


This coming from someone who probably lauds trickle-down economics even though all empirical evidence shows it has failed.

See also: man-made climate change.

See also: legitimate rape

It's ok to parrot talking points if the empirical data used by the person drawing the conclusion is sound.

It's not ok to back rational thought-hating buffoons, except apparently around your dinner table.
 
2012-11-14 03:41:31 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com

Bah gawd thats why they call him the Rattlesnake King! DTA! Dont Trust Anybody!
 
2012-11-14 03:42:08 PM
Bob wills unavailable for Comment

/obscure?
 
2012-11-14 03:42:27 PM

serial_crusher: I'm getting a lot of use out of this lately.
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Kurt Russell in "Escape From Texas"
 
2012-11-14 03:42:37 PM
I intend to secede from Texas immediately upon their secession from the Union. I shall myself New Duke Phillips land. Our national dish will be chicken and biscuits. We'll have a small GDP, but we'll be the only all-nude country on the planet, I can promise you that.
 
2012-11-14 03:44:51 PM

SithLord: Sure Austin, do that. But you'll need a passport to leave town. But it's a liberal college town, don't expect them to think for themselves just repeat talking points from Maddow.


You are so right. It is so incredibly likely that Texas will successfully secede from the United States that this was a useful thing to say.
 
2012-11-14 03:47:05 PM
Just wondering, but how many of those signatures for Texas to secede came from those outside of Texas?

Kind of like the idea that we can vote them off the island.
 
2012-11-14 03:47:09 PM
Dear White House,

THIS IS WHY YOU DON'T LET THE INTERNET IN!
 
2012-11-14 03:48:15 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: GGracie: Keep Austin Wierd

Saw that shirt/bummer sticker/poster all over Austin a few weekends ago. I really didn't want to tell them they are damn near exactly the same as Houston and Dallas.


That's because all those shiny shirt sumbiatches moved here.
 
2012-11-14 03:49:09 PM

deeyablo: minoridiot: Austin is the way it is because the rest of Texas surrounding it. Take Austin out of Texas and you will have the equivelant of Lafayette, IN or Ames, IA, with a few more hookers.

Houston respectfully disagrees.


Easy there. He was saying that Austin has more hookers than Lafayette IN, not that Austin has more hookers than Houston.
 
2012-11-14 03:49:11 PM

serial_crusher: I'm getting a lot of use out of this lately.
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Looks good...but given jumping range of motorized scooters, I think you can bring the height of the wall down to about a foot.
 
2012-11-14 03:49:56 PM

thurstonxhowell: SithLord: Sure Austin, do that. But you'll need a passport to leave town. But it's a liberal college town, don't expect them to think for themselves just repeat talking points from Maddow.

You are so right. It is so incredibly likely that Texas will successfully secede from the United States that this was a useful thing to say.


I lawled.

SithLord, do me a favor, shut the hell up.
 
2012-11-14 03:52:13 PM

deeyablo: thurstonxhowell: SithLord: Sure Austin, do that. But you'll need a passport to leave town. But it's a liberal college town, don't expect them to think for themselves just repeat talking points from Maddow.

You are so right. It is so incredibly likely that Texas will successfully secede from the United States that this was a useful thing to say.

I lawled.

SithLord, do me a favor, shut the hell up.


t1.gstatic.com

Don't hurt his feelings...he's had a rough week.
 
2012-11-14 03:55:40 PM

Snarfangel: They can't secede, so why not split up?

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Okay, why is the southern splinter of Texas called "The North"? Is it purely for the lulz?
 
2012-11-14 03:58:23 PM
 
2012-11-14 03:59:20 PM
I've been to Austin a few times, and always left in a good mood. Being from New Orleans, I notice you folks have a "whatever" attitude. I dig that we have that in common. It's the sort of place where a really piss-poor 6'5 tranny doesn't look out of place, and no one cares that you're stoned.
 
2012-11-14 03:59:51 PM
New hotness my arse.

Winston county, Alabama says welcome to 1861 Austin.
 
2012-11-14 03:59:57 PM
I have such a love-hate relationship with my own state. The rabid far right wingers are an embarrassment and a silliness I have to deal with on a daily basis. It's still worth it.
 
2012-11-14 04:02:02 PM
Oh how I wish they would actually do this. Let them take Alabama, Oklahoma, and Kansas when they go.
 
2012-11-14 04:03:40 PM
This secession arms race is getting highly amusing.
 
2012-11-14 04:03:51 PM
Maybe some "Texans" should move back to California, Oregon, & Washington state?

Sounds like Vegas... mostly democrats now due to all of the people that moved there after they voted & farked up California
 
2012-11-14 04:03:54 PM
What do you bet the White House takes that part of their site down before Thanksgiving?
 
2012-11-14 04:04:55 PM

Corvus: Steigen: This just in: When you allow any idiot to start online petitions, any idiot will.
Can we stop with this please?

I agree. I think "direct democracy" type stuff like this isn't helpful. You have problems call up your rep. In fact I believe we should have more house members. House members should be someone that anyone can call up and talk with to have there voice represented in the government.

Could you imagine if we had 1000 house representatives? I think it would be very difficult to have as much partisanship as we have now because of the more diversity.


We'd be better off with 1250 or so house representatives. I would prefer 1:250000 rep:constituent ratio.
 
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