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Old 11-15-12, 01:25 AM
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Old 11-15-12, 05:59 AM
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Personally I think the succession stuff is stupid but ya think they might really hate his policys. I mean I wouldnt have wanted Ted Kennedy for President any more than I want Obama.
I can see the signing of the petition as an act of protest, but it is a pretty empty act - nothing will come of it. Since all it takes to sign is an email account, there isn't a straightforward way to confirm whether each signer is actually an individual and they live in the listed state.

Also, the quote you attribute to George Washington in your signature has been shown to be bogus:

http://frankwarner.typepad.com/free_...y-teeth-g.html

http://www.guncite.com/gc2ndbog.html
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Old 11-15-12, 07:14 AM
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Re: Unhappy Americans petition to secede from US following election

I wish Texas would have seceded before we got Bush as President.
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Old 11-15-12, 07:34 AM
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Re: Unhappy Americans petition to secede from US following election

Anson Jones was right!

And Texas ain't all that fond of y'all either.
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Old 11-15-12, 08:40 AM
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Talk about sore losers. Listen, we put up with 8 years of W. At least Obama didn't start two wars around the world. Now, pipe down and deal with it until 2016 like we did.

And Texas? Fuck Texas. Fuck the fucking Dallas Cowboys too.
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Old 11-15-12, 08:44 AM
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Talk about sore losers. Listen, we put up with 8 years of W. At least Obama didn't start two wars around the world. Now, pipe down and deal with it until 2016 like we did.

And Texas? Fuck Texas. Fuck the fucking Dallas Cowboys too.
It's easy for Obama not to start any wars when he defines war as having boots on the ground. According to Obama's logic, the Japanese didn't start a war when they bombed Pearl Harbor.
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Old 11-15-12, 08:45 AM
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...like we did.
Hey, I'm a liberal. But you're way off. I don't think we laid off Bush at all. The ones in power and the popular are always criticized. That's why it's so easy to turn a conversation into something about Star Wars or Michael Bay (don't forget, we are on a movie nerd forum).

As the ones in power, we just need to suck it up and rely on our choice to make things work.
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Old 11-15-12, 08:59 AM
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Sorry, I never signed nor did I know anyone that signed a petition to secede because W won the Presidency.
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Old 11-15-12, 09:01 AM
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I'm sure they were out there. It was just "ironic".
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Old 11-15-12, 09:33 AM
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If there was a California secession petition in 2004, and the media actually talked about it, would they use the number of signatures (to make it sound like a lot), or a percentage of the population (to make it seem like a tiny fringe)?
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Old 11-15-12, 10:06 AM
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It's easy for Obama not to start any wars when he defines war as having boots on the ground. According to Obama's logic, the Japanese didn't start a war when they bombed Pearl Harbor.
I thought the Germans did that?
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Old 11-15-12, 04:11 PM
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Fuck the fucking Dallas Cowboys too.
Hey, I heard that!
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http://m.now.msn.com/austin-files-pe...ede-from-texas

Apparently Austin wants out of Texas.
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Old 11-16-12, 11:17 AM
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Fuck the fucking Dallas Cowboys too.
That's just plain wrong. Fuck the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders? Now, we're talking.

Just another slow day for the media.

Btw, my conservatives friends that said they were moving if Obama got re-elected ... I noticed they haven't put their houses up for sale.
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Btw, my conservatives friends that said they were moving if Obama got re-elected ... I noticed they haven't put their houses up for sale.
Much smarter to make them a rental in this economy.
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Much smarter to make them a rental in this economy.
Is that what the porn industry is going to do in Cali?
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Old 11-16-12, 02:17 PM
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I'm hoping there are a few neighborhoods in Austin that may want to secede from the city if the city secedes from Texas because Texas secedes from the country.
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I'm hoping there are a few neighborhoods in Austin that may want to secede from the city if the city secedes from Texas because Texas secedes from the country.
I'm getting this visual of a slice of povitica ...
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Old 11-27-12, 05:20 PM
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Update: White House removes Cowboys petition

November, 27, 2012
NOV 27
4:30
PM CT
By Dan Graziano | ESPNDallas.com

The old adage says you can't fire the owner, but there's at least one Dallas Cowboys fan who's trying anyway. A "Steven M" from Fort Benning, Ga., has created a petition on the White House's website asking the Obama administration to remove Jerry Jones as owner of the Cowboys.

"We, the Citizens of the Great State of Texas, and Dallas Cowboys fans worldwide, have been oppressed by an over controlling, delusional, oppressive dictator for way too long," the petition reads. "Request the Executive Branch's immediate assistance in removal of owner and GM, Jerry Jones. His incompetence and ego have not only been an extreme disappointment for way too long, but moreover, it has caused extreme mental and emotional duress."

True story. You can go to the White House's website and check it out if you want. Heck, if you agree with Steven M., you can even sign the petition, which requires 25,000 signatures by Dec. 23, and as of 9:30 a.m. CT today had 680.

Just don't expect it to do any good. Jones has no intention of giving up ownership of the Cowboys or firing himself as GM, and I'd have to imagine the White House has more pressing matters on its mind.

UPDATE (4:30 p.m. CT): After receiving more than 4,000 responses, the White House has removed this petition from the website for a "violation of our Terms of Participation."
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Old 11-27-12, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo View Post
http://m.now.msn.com/austin-files-pe...ede-from-texas

Apparently Austin wants out of Texas.
Well, then that's okay, but for the conservatives wanting out, they should STFU. Austin is just trying to show the absurdity of the whole thing and actually enjoys being surrounded by red.
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Old 11-27-12, 05:52 PM
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Looks like the White House is willing to compromise

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Old 11-27-12, 08:07 PM
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Austin is the new Portland, OR.
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Austin is the new Portland, OR.
Austlandia?
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