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  •  Some of them have got to be, "WTF?" (3+ / 0-)
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    I mean, California seceding? Washington? New York? Massachusetts?

    I doubt any of these petitions can have gotten as much as 1% of the population of the state. Those 1% can go congretate in their own private Galtopia for all the rest of us care.

    The thought that life could be better is woven indelibly into our hearts and our brains. – Paul Simon, "Train In The Distance."

    by Omir the Storyteller on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 09:07:18 PM PST

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    •  None of them have come close. And anybody... (3+ / 0-)

      ...from any state can sign a petition for another state to secede. And  you only have to be 13 to sign.

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 09:32:11 PM PST

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      •  You mean close to 1%? (1+ / 0-)
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        I'm sure they haven't, although I didn't go crunch the numbers. I know a couple have hit the 25,000 threshold necessary for an answer, but the answer is likely to be a resounding guffaw.

        Actually I imagine some OCD birther signing the petition for his state 25,000 times. :-)

        The thought that life could be better is woven indelibly into our hearts and our brains. – Paul Simon, "Train In The Distance."

        by Omir the Storyteller on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 09:40:47 PM PST

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        •  The Texas petition now has almost 115,000... (0+ / 0-)

          ...signers now. Louisiana is the next closest with somewhat over 36,000. Nobody takes this seriously.

          Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

          by Meteor Blades on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 10:09:33 PM PST

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          •  115 thousand sore losers (1+ / 0-)
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            in and out of Texas, is an indictment of the GOP's ability to attract the "best and brightest".

            The official response from the White House should be:

            "Thank you for giving it so much thought, your name has been added to the list of those willing to take Governor Romney's advice and self deport. Do you know which direction is South?"

            We've been spelling it wrong all these years. It's actually: PRO-GOP-ANDA

            by Patriot4peace on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 02:12:49 AM PST

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      •  which is why MSM attention to TX secession (1+ / 0-)
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        is so laughable.  Among registered voters I doubt there is 1% support for such a batty idea

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