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  •  Carefully Done in a Number of RW States (2+ / 0-)
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    kalmoth, Lily O Lady

    could make the Senate unwinnable for Democrats.

    Obvious enough that an ALEC intern could have a plan before Halloween.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 11:34:23 AM PDT

    •  well, they didn't choose the state... (3+ / 0-)
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      Gooserock, The Marti, Dodgerdog1

      that carefully. Governor Hickenlooper (previously the mayor of Denver) will probably have a good laugh when the petition lands on his table.

      •  Well, that's part of the problem. (1+ / 0-)
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        nokkonwud

        The counties may well vote to secede -- it ensures a white Republican majority more or less indefinitely (that's the core issue, not guns and fracking!) -- and the rest of the state may well be happy to be rid of the seceding counties.

        But the United States Senate would probably block it if the Democrats were to show enough spine.  Hmm.  On second thought . . .

        Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

        by corvo on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 12:52:22 PM PDT

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    •  congress must approve (6+ / 0-)

      otherwise, every homeowner could become a state.

      The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

      by Laurence Lewis on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 12:01:00 PM PDT

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      •  as noted below... (1+ / 0-)
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        Laurence Lewis

        you need at least 5 people:
        two senators, one congressman, governor, and the all-mighty county commissioner, of course, because it'll be a state and a county....

        •  My apartment complex would make a nice state... (2+ / 0-)
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          kalmoth, dennis1958

          we have a pool, so we could get the tourist trade, and there's even a creek with raccoons and deer so we run around and kill things.

          "Let's see what fresh fuckwittery these dolts can contrive to torment themselves with this time." -- Iain Banks, The Hydrogen Sonata

          by Rikon Snow on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 01:53:10 PM PDT

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