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(Mother Jones)   Texas secessionists have a PAC now, for some reason   (motherjones.com) divider line 208
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2012-12-05 02:13:06 PM  
The Texas Nationalist Movement's foray into the world of campaign finance is its biggest step yet in an effort to enter-and eventually become-the political mainstream. It's also peaceful, which is a noted break from another modern-day Texas secession movement, the Republic of Texas, which was helmed by an eccentric named Richard McLaren who launched an armed invasion and occupation of his neighbor's house in Far West Texas in the 1990s.

TNM-PAC doesn't mention any specific candidates it plans to support, but from the site it's possible to speculate. Perennial candidate Larry Kilgore, who recently changed his middle name to "SECEDE" (yes, allcaps), received 250,000 votes in the 2008 GOP Senate primary and is planning on running for governor in two years. (Among his other issues: instituting the death penalty as a punishment for adultery) The group also touts on its site a November lecture on secession by Wes Riddle, a blogger and historic theater owner who lost a 2010 U.S. House primary despite picking up an endorsement from retiring Rep. Ron Paul.


Wow. Where to start? I'm fairly tickled by the armed invasion of a neighbor's house.
 
2012-12-05 02:17:43 PM  
I am strongly considering a donation to this PAC if it can be determined that is not a hoax.

After the past decade (and especially the last few years), I would be very satisfied hearing the phrase The 49 United States of America if this PAC was actually able to accomplish its goal..
 
2012-12-05 02:19:24 PM  
Gotta be a weird feeling to love your country so much you wish to secede from it.
 
2012-12-05 02:20:15 PM  

homelessdude: I am strongly considering a donation to this PAC if it can be determined that is not a hoax.

After the past decade (and especially the last few years), I would be very satisfied hearing the phrase The 49 United States of America if this PAC was actually able to accomplish its goal..


I think they'd just bring in Puerto Rico and keep it at an even 50.
 
2012-12-05 02:23:14 PM  
Please just let them go. Then maybe all the other ignorant crackerasscrackers in the rest of the country would move there so they could be "free".
 
2012-12-05 02:24:15 PM  
Texas secessionists have a PAC now, for some reason

Because they're rubes. A few people will get rich, and these f*cking crybabies will get fleeced.
 
2012-12-05 02:27:14 PM  

Nadie_AZ: homelessdude: I am strongly considering a donation to this PAC if it can be determined that is not a hoax.
After the past decade (and especially the last few years), I would be very satisfied hearing the phrase The 49 United States of America if this PAC was actually able to accomplish its goal..
I think they'd just bring in Puerto Rico and keep it at an even 50.



I'm ok with that. For a while, it would be 49 (unless PR moved first). What mrore, the idea that Puerto Rico would be the replacement for TX warms my heart as well.
 
2012-12-05 02:31:44 PM  
Where do I send my check?
 
2012-12-05 02:34:14 PM  
Colonialist cosplay ain't free.
 
2012-12-05 02:34:31 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Gotta be a weird feeling to love your country so much you wish to secede from it.


www.nbc.com
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2012-12-05 02:35:19 PM  
DO IT

DO IT

DO IT

DO IT
 
2012-12-05 02:36:00 PM  
That reason is probably money laundering for the cartels.
 
2012-12-05 02:36:10 PM  
lol. if texas secedes, the GOP will never win the presidency ever again. i don't think they've thought their cunning plan all the way through...
 
2012-12-05 02:37:25 PM  
Do you think they accept my soveriegn nation check?

I'll even write it for one brazillion dollars.
 
2012-12-05 02:38:07 PM  
Grant them their wishes: take away their citizenship.
 
2012-12-05 02:38:53 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Texas secessionists have a PAC now, for some reason

Because they're rubes. A few people will get rich, and these f*cking crybabies will get fleeced.


Yup. I came in here to write "for $ome rea$on?"
 
2012-12-05 02:39:19 PM  
Again, it's just too easy to fleece money from these rubes.

WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THIS FIRST?!?
 
2012-12-05 02:40:55 PM  
Anyone want to start a PAC for kicking out Texas?
 
2012-12-05 02:41:04 PM  

JolobinSmokin: Do you think they accept my soveriegn nation check?

I'll even write it for one brazillion dollars.


Only if your flag has gold fringe.
 
2012-12-05 02:41:05 PM  

NowhereMon: Where do I send my check?


Don't write a check. Just go the bank and get a bunch $100 bills and then burn them. It will keep your hands warm for a minute or two, which is more than you'll get if you give these guys a check.
 
2012-12-05 02:41:29 PM  
Secs-PAC?
 
2012-12-05 02:41:40 PM  
All of the idiots who want to secede need to realize that the borders are open and that they can leave any time they want. Then the rest of us can go on, happy in their absence.
 
2012-12-05 02:41:52 PM  
TNM-PAC doesn't mention any specific candidates it plans to support, but from the site it's possible to speculate. Perennial candidate Larry Kilgore, who recently changed his middle name to "SECEDE" (yes, allcaps), received 250,000 votes in the 2008 GOP Senate primary and is planning on running for governor in two years.


Larry SECEDE Kilgore? I would've thought Texas would be hard pressed to find someone stupider than Rick "Oops" Perry-- but, apparently, not so much.
 
2012-12-05 02:42:40 PM  
Sell the place to Mexico.
 
2012-12-05 02:42:55 PM  

DeltaPunch: Again, it's just too easy to fleece money from these rubes.

WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THIS FIRST?!?


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2012-12-05 02:43:37 PM  
You wanna succeed, dicklicks? Do it. Get the f*ck out of this state and get the f*ck out of this country. If you hate it here so much, f*cking leave. assholes.
 
2012-12-05 02:44:12 PM  
F*CK! secede. Dammit. dammit dammit dammit.
 
2012-12-05 02:44:30 PM  
Brat PAC.
 
2012-12-05 02:45:47 PM  
This makes it soooo much easier to identify the anti-American traitors in our midst.
 
2012-12-05 02:46:48 PM  
Reasons we should keep Texas: Large manufacturing and infrastructure investment, Houston space center, lots of military bases that would need shuttering, Austin, tacos.

Reasons to get rid of Texas: it's farking Texas.

Sorry Texans, this one is really a toss up for the rest of us.
 
2012-12-05 02:47:13 PM  
Step 1. Texas secedes from the Union.
Step 2. US invades Texas, takes all their stuff, sells Texas to Mexico.
Step 3. Profit, profit, and PROFIT!

It's mostly desert, with a hostile government, and they have oil. It's been done before.

/I'll sign your petition.
 
2012-12-05 02:47:17 PM  

JolobinSmokin: Do you think they accept my soveriegn nation check?

I'll even write it for one brazillion dollars.



I'm going to send them a sight draft for the entire value of my U.S. Treasury strawman account.
 
2012-12-05 02:47:44 PM  
Bring on the new People's Democratic Republic of Upper Mexico!
 
2012-12-05 02:48:13 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: F*CK! secede. Dammit. dammit dammit dammit.


Don't worry about it. Too many people make that mistake and don't even realise they've use the wrong word.

I can't decide is clamouring for your state to succeed should be grounds for automatic denial or automatic approval.
 
2012-12-05 02:48:15 PM  
It was only a matter of time until someone saw an opportunity to sacrifice morals for money so I am not really that surprised.
 
2012-12-05 02:48:49 PM  

Rhomboid Goatcabin: Sell the place to Mexico.



heck.....give it back to Mexico.

I wouldn't even try to claim the 5 cent deposit.
 
2012-12-05 02:49:32 PM  
As someone who lives in Fort Worth, this will bring me years of unending entertainment. Watching tears of impotent rage roll down the cheeks of those who would rather speak in hyperbole, pursuing an unfeasible and self-defeating goal rather than truly try to correct the pile of issues upon which they heave their extremism and traitorous rhetoric, is quite possibly the best and most deserved schadenfreude.
 
2012-12-05 02:50:45 PM  
Looks like y'all have an 'merikun version of Quebec on yer hands!
It's a shame they don't babble in a different language like our secessionist traitors.
Makes it a lot easier on the head when you can't understand WTF they're saying.
 
2012-12-05 02:50:48 PM  

homelessdude: I am strongly considering a donation to this PAC if it can be determined that is not a hoax.


I'm considering forming one next election season. I can put together a political ad. I could pay myself most of the money I raise. Seems like all you need is decent branding...
 
2012-12-05 02:52:31 PM  
www.biography.com
 
2012-12-05 02:53:00 PM  
Well, I guess I have to move back to Louisiana. Texas - Federal money = Mexico North. New motto: Forget the Alamo.
 
2012-12-05 02:53:15 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Gotta be a weird feeling to love your country so much you wish to secede from it.


Wingnuts have no capacity for love. They only know fear, and its most visible byproduct, hate. When a Wingnut says it "loves" something, it is really saying it fears that thing slightly less than everything else.
 
2012-12-05 02:53:19 PM  
On principle I almost never do, but if I WERE to support the adding of Americans to some sort of watchlist...
 
2012-12-05 02:54:08 PM  
Really hard to believe the claims that Texas will go purple in 10 years.
 
2012-12-05 02:54:28 PM  

oldfarthenry: Looks like y'all have an 'merikun version of Quebec on yer hands!
It's a shame they don't babble in a different language like our secessionist traitors.
Makes it a lot easier on the head when you can't understand WTF they're saying.


You've never heard Texans or southerners "talk", have you?
 
2012-12-05 02:54:54 PM  
I want to make it very clear here: This does not misrepresent Texas or Texans.

When you give a Republican power, you give power to these people, you give power to the kind of people who wouldn't cross these people, who won't be seen to deny them their causes.
 
2012-12-05 02:55:59 PM  
I feel like one of those people who are standing on the sidewalk yelling "JUMP" to a distraught person on the roof. I never understood that mentality. Until now.

DO IT TEXAS! PLEASE!

You can elect your own president (I am sure that Rick Perry will not win that election).

/and you can take a couple of other states with you.
 
2012-12-05 02:56:10 PM  

oldfarthenry: It's a shame they don't babble in a different language like our secessionist traitors.
Makes it a lot easier on the head when you can't understand WTF they're saying.



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2012-12-05 02:56:39 PM  
Wait, if Texas succeeds, they will be then trapped between the USA which they hate and mexico who they also hate....
1. who is going to protect their borders.
2. who would protect them from mexico reclaiming their land?
 
2012-12-05 02:57:33 PM  
Sometimes I think that if Lincoln had just let the Confederates go, we'd all be happier today.
 
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