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(Talking Points Memo)   37% of Mississippians support secession. 95% of Americans support this idea   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 195
    More: Dumbass, Mississippi, Thad Cochran, R-MS, Public Policy Polling  
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2014-07-16 08:49:53 AM  
Who wouldn't want to kick out their unemployable brother-in-law who's currently sleeping in the spare room, raids the refrigerator and orders Pay-Per-View all day long and parks his 1982 shiatbox oil-leaking S-10 on the front lawn?
 
2014-07-16 08:52:47 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Who wouldn't want to kick out their unemployable brother-in-law who's currently sleeping in the spare room, raids the refrigerator and orders Pay-Per-View all day long and parks his 1982 shiatbox oil-leaking S-10 on the front lawn?


speaking from experience?
 
2014-07-16 08:55:37 AM  
florizelmedia.com
 
2014-07-16 08:58:43 AM  
They thought they were being asked about supporting "sex sessions," subby.
 
2014-07-16 09:00:32 AM  

somedude210: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Who wouldn't want to kick out their unemployable brother-in-law who's currently sleeping in the spare room, raids the refrigerator and orders Pay-Per-View all day long and parks his 1982 shiatbox oil-leaking S-10 on the front lawn?

speaking from experience?


Yep. It ain't MY fault the mill closed and there's nothing good on regular TV, and my sister's high-falutin' "Mister WalMart Assistant Night Manager" husband doesn't understand that all those Dale Earnhardt stickers on my S-10 are from when he drove the WRANGLER car, so that there's a classic automobile!
 
2014-07-16 09:02:24 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Yep. It ain't MY fault the mill closed and there's nothing good on regular TV, and my sister's high-falutin' "Mister WalMart Assistant Night Manager" husband doesn't understand that all those Dale Earnhardt stickers on my S-10 are from when he drove the WRANGLER car, so that there's a classic automobile!


huh...I was expecting you to be dealing with the brother-in-law, not to be the brother-in-law :-P
 
2014-07-16 09:02:52 AM  
Mississippians are so fat and out of shape that if we had another Civil War the only thing they'd be good for is sandbags.
 
2014-07-16 09:04:55 AM  
The article says that 37% of GOPers would back the Confederacy in a civil war.

That number sounds low to me.
 
2014-07-16 09:06:52 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: The article says that 37% of GOPers would back the Confederacy in a civil war.That number sounds low to me.


A further 29% were scared off by the answer to the followup question, "Does it mean I have to stand up?"
 
2014-07-16 09:21:43 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: The article says that 37% of GOPers would back the Confederacy in a civil war.

That number sounds low to me.


I tried to find the poll on Public Policy Polling's website, and I couldn't. I have no idea what TPM is saying the poll question was.
 
2014-07-16 09:32:58 AM  
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2014-07-16 09:34:11 AM  

rumpelstiltskin: Marcus Aurelius: The article says that 37% of GOPers would back the Confederacy in a civil war.

That number sounds low to me.

I tried to find the poll on Public Policy Polling's website, and I couldn't. I have no idea what TPM is saying the poll question was.


To get an idea of just how conservative McDaniel's supporters are, 38% say they would support the United States in a second Civil War to 37% who would go for the Confederacy.
 
2014-07-16 09:34:11 AM  
I don't know why everyone is so gung-ho on letting these shiatholes create petty little theocracies with chattel slavery.
 
2014-07-16 09:36:09 AM  
It's not that we want slaves or nothing, it's just that imagine how awesome Mississippi'd be if we weren't the biggest welfare state in the union???
 
2014-07-16 09:37:25 AM  
warosu.org
 
2014-07-16 09:37:59 AM  
Don't worry;  we'll replace Mississippi with one of the six states they wanna break California into...
 
2014-07-16 09:38:05 AM  
37 percent of Republicans who voted in the Mississippi primary runoff
 
2014-07-16 09:38:17 AM  
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2014-07-16 09:38:35 AM  
I don't...

My feeling on these secessionist assholes is, you're free to leave anytime you want. Get yourself a passport and have at it. I lived outside of the States for five years and loved it. Opened up my mind and exposed me to a lot of new people and ideas. I wish Americans did this. However, you don't get to take the infrastructure, land and natural resources with you. Those belong to all Americans.

Besides, we already fought a war over this, and you clowns lost.
 
2014-07-16 09:39:01 AM  
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2014-07-16 09:40:20 AM  
Mississippi seceding would create a North American Somalia within a year or two.

They can barely handle life WITH the support of the federal government.
 
2014-07-16 09:40:34 AM  

rumpelstiltskin: Marcus Aurelius: The article says that 37% of GOPers would back the Confederacy in a civil war.

That number sounds low to me.

I tried to find the poll on Public Policy Polling's website, and I couldn't. I have no idea what TPM is saying the poll question was.


I can't find it either.  I did find this one from 2012 with similar results, but I want the one discussed in the article.

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/12/a-quarter-of-republi ca ns-want-to-secede-half-think-election-stolen.html
 
2014-07-16 09:40:45 AM  
I say we rent them out trade that 37% outright to Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala for the new (and trainable) people we've already received. It would only be fair. Plus, those drug cartels could use some Mississippi tough guys to beef up their ranks.
 
2014-07-16 09:41:57 AM  
There's plenty of room in Somalia.
 
2014-07-16 09:42:39 AM  
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You know, I admire Will Ferrell for being willing to take risks with his comedy and do some things that are outside the box, but this may be taking things a bit too far.
 
2014-07-16 09:42:48 AM  
Also, I know most of you all are joking when you say "let them do it; good riddance," but actually letting a Southern state secede would be a death sentence for hundreds, if not thousands of minorities, and degrade the quality of life for the rest who lived there.
 
2014-07-16 09:43:20 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: [static.tvgcdn.net image 495x350]


I like how Squidbillies when the extra mile and named her not just Crystal, but Krystal.
 
2014-07-16 09:43:31 AM  
How many of that 37% do y'all reckon festoon their coal rolling pickup trucks with bumper stickers loudly proclaiming their unwavering patriotism and how proud they are to be an American?
 
2014-07-16 09:44:25 AM  
37% would support the Confederacy in a second civil war, subby. Not the same thing as "supports succession".
 
2014-07-16 09:45:35 AM  
Maybe they should go occupy one of those islands just off the coast of mississippi
 
2014-07-16 09:47:26 AM  

jayhawk88: [a5.img.talkingpointsmemo.com image 652x365]

You know, I admire Will Ferrell for being willing to take risks with his comedy and do some things that are outside the box, but this may be taking things a bit too far.


Poor choice of camo on those guys.
 
2014-07-16 09:47:53 AM  

TwoBeersOneCan: Also, I know most of you all are joking when you say "let them do it; good riddance," but actually letting a Southern state secede would be a death sentence for hundreds, if not thousands of minorities, and degrade the quality of life for the rest who lived there.


They can come in to our great land of opportunity with political asylum. This would all be worth it to see the look on the faces of the gentry when they can't get in to Florida without a passport.
 
2014-07-16 09:51:32 AM  

TwoBeersOneCan: Also, I know most of you all are joking when you say "let them do it; good riddance," but actually letting a Southern state secede would be a death sentence for hundreds, if not thousands of minorities, and degrade the quality of life for the rest who lived there.


It would never come to that in a State like Miss. Regardless of how loud the cry might be, the people in charge down there know how much they rely on the Fed to keep basic quality of life services going.
 
2014-07-16 09:52:05 AM  

Ned Stark: 37% would support the Confederacy in a second civil war, subby. Not the same thing as "supports succession".


What's the distinction? They seem pretty similar to me.
 
2014-07-16 09:53:01 AM  
It's funny how people are all "Love it or leave it" and then they talk about secession.

You don't want to be part of the US anymore? Get on a plane and go somewhere else.  Nobody's stopping you.  Just GTFO.

Oh, what's that?  You want to take all the land and infrastructure and shiat?  Well, now we have a problem.
 
2014-07-16 09:53:48 AM  
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2014-07-16 09:54:51 AM  
37%?

Seems low.
 
2014-07-16 09:55:16 AM  

Ned Stark: 37% would support the Confederacy in a second civil war, subby. Not the same thing as "supports succession".


you understand that in order for there to be a second civil war, someone has to secede, right?
 
2014-07-16 09:57:08 AM  

TwoBeersOneCan: Also, I know most of you all are joking when you say "let them do it; good riddance," but actually letting a Southern state secede would be a death sentence for hundreds, if not thousands of minorities, and degrade the quality of life for the rest who lived there.


I'm speaking for myself only here, but my motivation for wanting them gone is to remove them from US politics and move us towards a normal, first-world society. As far as I'm concerned, we can deal with the third-world country over our border like any other deplorable tinpot dictatorship - sanctions, UN intervention, funding "freedom fighters," whatever. Just get rid of this nuisance and let the country be run by grown-ups.
 
2014-07-16 09:58:18 AM  

menschenfresser: oblig
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Have you read that book? Is it worth the read, or is it just more WHARRRGARBL, albeit from a different perspective?
 
2014-07-16 10:00:10 AM  
It's 37% of Republicans, subby.

Once you throw in the non-Republican Mississippians, that'd be like 35% or 36%.
 
2014-07-16 10:00:41 AM  

The Why Not Guy: Ned Stark: 37% would support the Confederacy in a second civil war, subby. Not the same thing as "supports succession".

What's the distinction? They seem pretty similar to me.


Successionists who either don't view it as worth fighting over or who are committed to non-violence in this case for whatever reason would answer no.

Non-successionists who would nevertheless take up arms if Yankees were coming to kill all their friends would answer yes.

I seriously doubt either one is a negligibly small group.
 
2014-07-16 10:02:25 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: somedude210: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Who wouldn't want to kick out their unemployable brother-in-law who's currently sleeping in the spare room, raids the refrigerator and orders Pay-Per-View all day long and parks his 1982 shiatbox oil-leaking S-10 on the front lawn?

speaking from experience?

Yep. It ain't MY fault the mill closed and there's nothing good on regular TV, and my sister's high-falutin' "Mister WalMart Assistant Night Manager" husband doesn't understand that all those Dale Earnhardt stickers on my S-10 are from when he drove the WRANGLER car, so that there's a classic automobile!


i290.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-16 10:04:00 AM  

somedude210: Ned Stark: 37% would support the Confederacy in a second civil war, subby. Not the same thing as "supports succession".

you understand that in order for there to be a second civil war, someone has to secede, right?


Strictly speaking, that's not really true.  If you get enough people to question the legitimacy of the federal government a la Cliven Bundy, and can get at least part of the military to come over to your side, you don't really need secession, just some shooting.
 
2014-07-16 10:04:45 AM  

tnpir: menschenfresser: oblig
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Have you read that book? Is it worth the read, or is it just more WHARRRGARBL, albeit from a different perspective?


I haven't read it yet; just using it for the title in these threads. It is on my Amazon wishlist and I do hope to read it, though. Its reviews make it sound like it's an interesting read, if a bit unrestrained and unrealistic. I think it'd be fun to read. Sorry I don't know more - just having fun with the picture for now.
 
2014-07-16 10:05:30 AM  

Ned Stark: The Why Not Guy: Ned Stark: 37% would support the Confederacy in a second civil war, subby. Not the same thing as "supports succession".

What's the distinction? They seem pretty similar to me.

Successionists who either don't view it as worth fighting over or who are committed to non-violence in this case for whatever reason would answer no.

Non-successionists who would nevertheless take up arms if Yankees were coming to kill all their friends would answer yes.

I seriously doubt either one is a negligibly small group.


what the fark
 
2014-07-16 10:06:36 AM  

wxboy: somedude210: Ned Stark: 37% would support the Confederacy in a second civil war, subby. Not the same thing as "supports succession".

you understand that in order for there to be a second civil war, someone has to secede, right?

Strictly speaking, that's not really true.  If you get enough people to question the legitimacy of the federal government a la Cliven Bundy, and can get at least part of the military to come over to your side, you don't really need secession, just some shooting.


Well the hypothetical civil war here has a Confederate and Union side so presumably someone seceded.
 
2014-07-16 10:06:37 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: The article says that 37% of GOPers would back the Confederacy in a civil war.


Y'all Qaeda

/not mine
 
2014-07-16 10:07:16 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Ned Stark: The Why Not Guy: Ned Stark: 37% would support the Confederacy in a second civil war, subby. Not the same thing as "supports succession".

What's the distinction? They seem pretty similar to me.

Successionists who either don't view it as worth fighting over or who are committed to non-violence in this case for whatever reason would answer no.

Non-successionists who would nevertheless take up arms if Yankees were coming to kill all their friends would answer yes.

I seriously doubt either one is a negligibly small group.

what the fark


What about it?
 
2014-07-16 10:08:27 AM  
The other 5% live in Alabama, afraid they will fall to last place in everything.
 
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