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..
Jim_Callahan: If you're not from Texas, California, or New York, you realize that none of the other states would even miss you enough to realize you were gone until like a week after you left, right? (Well, and FL is a close 4th to NY, but as a Farker I'm obligated to make an implicit "no one cares" joke there). Those four states are 32% of the population and about 1/3 of the US GDP between them.The US would actually be hurt significantly if Texas left, stop pretending otherwise. Especially if you don't live in one of the big four. Actually, even if you do, because that's still failing basic logic and economics no matter where you live.
homelessdude: I am strongly considering a donation to this PAC if it can be determined that is not a hoax.
Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: F*CK! secede. Dammit. dammit dammit dammit.
hubiestubert: Good luck with that.Just to be clear: even IF you could vote yourself out, that would mean that Fort Hood, Fort Bliss and the other pieces of US Federal property would either have to be bought, and cleared out. The US taxpayers paid for said property, not just the "sovereign state of Texas" so there would have to be time for a LOT of equipment to be moved, and what couldn't be, would have to be bought and paid for. That, or Texas would have US military bases within its borders, much like other nations have US military bases. There is also the matter of the Coast Guard, Air Force, the Federal buildings and the like. Texas, I suppose, could try to claim them, but that would likely trigger a less than appealing response from the folks who actually paid for the suckers. While Texas is all for taking over the facilities, I wonder how eager they are to take over the Federal prisons. Or take over responsibility for EPA sites...
winterbraid: hubiestubert: Houston petitioning for statehoodhubiestubert: You'll note how few times you hear secessionist rumblings from Arizona or Nevadahubiestubert: the British and even the French sort of loomingThese are relevant to my interests, but apparently hard to google, especially comparative secessionists. Recommended reading?
qorkfiend: I think what would be most damaging to Texas would be the sudden, massive influx of cartel influence once US federal law enforcement is gone.
mak3_7up_y0urs: As a liberal Texan, I'd like to apologize for this insanity.I've always wondered what kind of currency secessionists would use since they all seem to believe that the dollar is going down the drain. Then I'd ask what all the large global businesses would do with all of their offices across the state. These folks like to talk about uncertainty, and I'd think that secession would inject quite of bit of it into the business climate in Texas, especially considering that this scrappy new nation would essentially have zero diplomatic ties with other countries, at least initially. Is it possible that the US would institute an embargo against Texas? What effect would that have on Texas businesses?Also, millions of people here voted to re-elect President Obama. What happens if nearly half the state moves to remain a part of the US? What are senior citizens who rely on medicare and social security going to do once those payments are cut off? What is the Texas military going to do when the US repossesses all of its equipment? Texans would need passports to cross into any of the bordering US states, and I'm sure it would be awesome if major US Interstates were re-routed to go around Texas completely.Do these people seriously believe that Texas will get to keep all the benefits of the US without being subject to all of the things they disagree with?
mrlewish: Anyone want to start a PAC for kicking out Texas?
Headso: ongbok: I'm pretty sure that any future employer or potential future associate that Googles their name and finds this, unless they are a mouth breathing paranoid racist also, is not going to want to be associated with somebody that is not only delusional, but is also dumb enough to associate themselves with crap like this.In Texas you might be more apt to get a callback if you let your derp flag fly.
maddogdelta: "We have heard them threaten to secede so often that I have formed an enthusiastic organization -- The American Friends for Texas Secession. This stops the subject cold. They want to be able to secede, but they don't want anybone to want them to."--John Steinbeck, Travels With Charley, p 174
ongbok: Do these people realize what kind of damage they are doing to their future by associating their names with crap like this, that is never going to happen and they know it, just to stick it Obama and Liberals?
theknuckler_33: Lionel Mandrake: Texas secessionists have a PAC now, for some reasonBecause 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?"
timujin: 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".
Dusk-You-n-Me: Gotta be a weird feeling to love your country so much you wish to secede from it.
JolobinSmokin: Do you think they accept my soveriegn nation check?I'll even write it for one brazillion dollars.
DeltaPunch: Again, it's just too easy to fleece money from these rubes.WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THIS FIRST?!?
NowhereMon: Where do I send my check?
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