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  •  The white house will comment on petition: (7+ / 0-)
    A petition for Texas to secede from the union, submitted to the White House, reached the number of signatures needed to draw comment from the Obama administration today.

    The petition appeared on a section of the White House website called "We the People" that invites users with a U.S. zip code to submit or sign petitions about policy changes they would like to see. A petition must reach 25,000 signatures within 30 days for the administration to comment on it.

    http://abcnews.go.com/...

    By the way, the petitions aren't limited to people of the state:  so it's not as if 23,000 texans signed it.  It's 23,000 nationally signed it for texas.  It's probably the same idiots on every petition.

    One piece of free advice to the GOP: Drop the culture wars, explicitly.

    by Inland on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 07:45:25 AM PST

    •  Well hopefully when the WH responds they (2+ / 0-)
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      will point out that all citizens of TX will lose their medicare, all social security benefits and anything they have paid into it to date as well as all federal aid to the state.

      These dumbasses seldom look at the big picture and think through the consequence.

      Visit The Inoculation Project on Sunday morning and support science and math projects in red state classrooms!

      by nervousnellie on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 07:54:29 AM PST

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      •  Well, I hope not: (2+ / 0-)
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        I would hope that the white house response is that it believes in the United States, as do all patriotic Texans, regardless of who they supported in the last election.

        Bringing up how much Texans would lose only works if there is a possibility of secession.   Bringing up that even asking for secession is unpatriotic gets them to shut up.

        One piece of free advice to the GOP: Drop the culture wars, explicitly.

        by Inland on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 08:13:33 AM PST

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        •  Contrariwise, I hope the response contains these (0+ / 0-)

          truths:

          - that the Union is NOT divisible, many Americans died both trying it and trying to prevent it, and the secessionists LOST;

          - that the States ARE NOT SOVEREIGN, and HAVE NOT BEEN since that time (at least), but have been indulged since then at great cost to the public welfare - and for no good reason;

          - that we'll have no more of this secession-and-sovereignty nonsense going forward, thankyouverymuch.

          This year, I'm doing something I've never done before - I'm voting a straight Democratic ticket

          by chmood on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 01:02:43 PM PST

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      •  Not Sure You Need any More Response (3+ / 0-)
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        Than a link to one of the many for-profit websites that will help anyone expatriate if they want to.

        Trying to argue for these folks to stay just gives them an importance they don't actually possess.

    •  The "response" (1+ / 0-)
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      ..should consist wholly of a derisively raised middle finger

      Maybe one day the Fourth Estate will take their jobs seriously. Or not..

      by Anthony Page aka SecondComing on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 09:43:21 AM PST

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