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Rumor has it that the White House will soon be reaching out to the progressive community to formulate its response to the numerous citizen petitions to the White House requesting secession from the union.  The sitem  We The People, now has requests from all 50 states and promises reponses from any petition garnering 25,000 signatures or more.  The secession petition from Texas currently has over 112,400 signatures at the time this diary was written.

I thought it might be fun to start a diary thread to let the progressives share their collective voice in a practice response to Texas.  Join me for fun and games below the croissant of Kenyan, anti-colonialist, Sharia, secular humanist, obamofascist, socialist schadenfreude.  

Feel free to take the poll.  Likewise, you're welcome to leave your own heartfelt response in the comments.  

Release the Kossacks!!!


How should the White House Respond to Texas' Secession Petition?

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  •  I would think the appropriate response would be (0+ / 0-)

    "Suck it, Wingers!"

  •  where did this "rumor" originate? e/m (0+ / 0-)
    •  Here is your hat , here is your passport (3+ / 0-)
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      maybeeso in michigan, Dave925, kaye

      You got till high noon before the hanging for treason begins..  don't forget your musket.
      Now we consider you an enemy of the state of which you just seceded.   Leave the checks in te mailbox..and return to sender.   this is the statement I would make to them.

      We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

      by Vetwife on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 05:34:31 PM PST

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  •  Texas has 25 million people... (3+ / 0-)
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    jan4insight, Joy of Fishes, Dave925

    let these nuts put it on the Texas ballot and see how little support it gets.  Anyway, all the governors have given statements that secession is not granted.  You join forever.

    •  Actually the blood (1+ / 0-)
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      Of over a million Federal Troopers settled that question long ago. That these clowns haven't the sense to realize the evil they toy with speaks volumes about their complete lack of intellect and perspective.

      Simply put, we're dealing with some seriously ill assholes.

  •  Tell Them "OK, but... (5+ / 0-)

    ...first you have to repay the U.S. your share of the National Debt.  We'll even be generous:  you only have to repay what was accumulated through President George W. Bush's final budget.

    What?  You didn't think you could just walk away from the debt you had a major role in building did you?

    Texas, we're ready to accept your, oh, $1 trillion payment anytime during business hours.  And we'll wait for the check to clear, thank you very much!"

  •  Dear Wingnutz (1+ / 0-)
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    We made a serious mistake not razing your stinking Confederacy, land of ignorance and hate to the ground 150 years ago. Obviously it's too late for that now so you're on notice all payments for any reason from the treasury of the United States shall cease immediately.

    All Federal troops, sailors and Marines stationed behind your borders and all their equipment shall be removed at once. Those personnel originating from behind your borders shall be given a choice, declare their allegiance to the US of A or muster out and return to their homeland immediately. All contracts with businesses behind your borders shall be null and void. All commerce between our two nations shall cease until new treaties are negotiated. All elected representatives and employees of the Federal Government shall be removed from their offices and given 48 hours to return to their homeland.

    Until such times as treaties defining our new relationship are negotiated and passed, there shall be no commerce or travel allowed between the 2 nations. Good luck.

  •  A response of anger is exactly what they want. (0+ / 0-)

    It makes thier little hurt feelings relevant. Most of the number of petition signers is but a small fragment of the citizens of those states ( for example TX is .005% of the pop). I am from Oregon which went for PBO by 12 points, DeFazio by 20 points, voted Dem for every top office up for election and elected a democratic majority to the state house... Yet we have whiny little babies  crying for secession. Yeah that would be glorious since the liberals here outnumber the sore losers by 20%. Perhaps we should divvy up the state and quit repaving thier rural roads or supporting water projects that help them or pull state police and sherriff from serving them since us blue urbanites pay for those services for all. But that is  not the answer.

    We all live in the same world unless you are jumping off the deep  end as some of the tea baggers seem to be doing... that is it alright and fine to kill anyone who disagrees with you or won't let you use them as you wish... problem is we have a very large  problem barreling down on us... Global warming and its effects not just on environment and weather but on agriculture, energy, economics, diseases, extinction explosion, etc... AND we have to all get on the same page and agree to do our part to save the human species ass from sliding down into something far worse then the dark ages. We have to stop attacking each other and find common ground or everything we do will be for naught because there will be large numbers willing to use or do what you don't.

    Call it a peace dividend to be able to end or stop global warming in its tracks before the human species is thrown back into a few thousand surviving in the ruins that aren't under water.

    I think that the President Obamas best response and the one that is most characteristic of him will be to assure them he understands thier disappointment and frustration but that the number of signatures is statistically very small compared to all the people in thier state and since we are a democracy the majority wins.

    These petitions are simply protest and will become a serious joke that backfires on those who signed ... relegating them to silence as the jokes pile up.  Let us be kind so as to not build up hardened opposition to any progress at all. If you have nothing to lose then what the hell is the attitude we i=encourage with bad responses. Light jokes are better.

    How can you tell when Rmoney is lying? His lips are moving. Fear is the Mind Killer

    by boophus on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 09:16:47 PM PST

  •  Texas is more "scizo" than California (0+ / 0-)

    And have been for a lot longer... be merciful.
    They will heal soon, thanks to Obamacare :)

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