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  • BEEN THERE, TRIED THAT, DIDN’T WORK

    Filed at 2:57 pm under by dcobranchi

    More secessionist talk from an (WARNING! REDUNDANCY ALERT!) ignorant Republican.

    10 Responses to “BEEN THERE, TRIED THAT, DIDN’T WORK”


    Comment by
    Rob
    July 23rd, 2010
    at 3:17 pm

    We’ll have to see which group holds the greater number of useless blowhards: Liberals who threatened to move to Canada if Bush got reelected (and didn’t), or Righties who threaten secession or rebellion if we fail to take back power in the next few elections.


    Comment by
    dcobranchi
    July 23rd, 2010
    at 3:22 pm

    False equivalency. It’s legal for me to move to Canada (assuming they’d let me in). We fought a war over the question of whether secession was legal. Your side lost.


    Comment by
    Audrey
    July 23rd, 2010
    at 8:47 pm

    You know, Darryl, I often wish someone would just call their bluff already. Go ahead. Seceed. Run your own mini-country. Make your own mini-constitution. Raise your own mini-armies. And, fund it ALL yourselves.

    IAATM. Quebec, to use a Canadian example, won’t seceed because without federal money they’d be up the proverbial crique sans aviron. If push came to shove, not a single state would seceed, and if they did they surely wouldn’t suceed without federal funds.

    They’re just a bunch of blow-hards — the whole ignorant lot of them — and they use secession as a manipulative tool the same way little kids threaten to take their ball and go home if you don’t play by their rules.


    Comment by
    sam
    July 23rd, 2010
    at 11:19 pm

    fwiw the same story as seen from my town in TN where we are actually having to wonder what we’ll do if Wamp wins
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    Comment by
    JJ
    July 24th, 2010
    at 1:53 pm

    Rob isn’t getting the point, that “useless blowhard” isn’t the point of anyone’s concern at this point.


    Comment by
    JJ
    July 24th, 2010
    at 1:56 pm

    Armed rebeliion to overthrow the government, theocracy and even outright terrorism otoh, are supposedly the unAmerican threats we’re most united against.( Which these days still doesn’t amount to much unity, by the design of the armed and dangerous.)


    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    July 24th, 2010
    at 4:37 pm

    Were there a lot of liberals running for office on the platform of moving to Canada?


    Comment by
    Rob
    July 27th, 2010
    at 2:56 pm

    I see all the secession talk has y’all concerned. It’s understandable, I just don’t think anything will come of it. Pres. Obama has just been too much of a rubber stamp on Bush foreign policy, what with his keeping to the Iraq timetable, keeping Gates, his surge in Afghanistan, and all that.

    As for the ‘legality’ of seceeding, what is your understanding of what makes a law something anyone cares about? From my camp, laws are effective only when they’re enforced. They’re enforced with force or threat of force (probably why it’s spelled that way). It’s sort of rare these days for a new nation to show up without breaking someone else’s rules. But new nations spring up often.


    Comment by
    dcobranchi
    July 27th, 2010
    at 4:37 pm

    We’re concerned that one of the two major political parties has gone batshit insane. The GOP’s insanity du jour is secondary.


    Comment by
    sam
    July 27th, 2010
    at 9:30 pm

    And he’s not even the worst my state has to offer. Google Stacey Campfield if you want to laugh and seethe at the same time.