Texas Eyes Secession

12:20 PM -- Here's the best idea to come out of Texas since Janis Joplin died. The Huffington Post reports there are those in the Lone Star State, including the governor, who may be ready and willing to do us all a huge favor:

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry fired up an anti-tax "tea party" Wednesday with his stance against the federal government and for states' rights as some in his U.S. flag-waving audience shouted, "Secede!" [...]

    Perry called his supporters patriots. Later, answering news reporters' questions, Perry suggested Texans might at some point get so fed up they would want to secede from the union, though he said he sees no reason why Texas should do that.

    "There's a lot of different scenarios," Perry said. "We've got a great union. There's absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that. But Texas is a very unique place, and we're a pretty independent lot to boot."
Well, they seceded from the Union once to preserve slavery, after seceding from Mexico to preserve slavery... So they are an "independent lot."

    After praising veterans in the cheering crowd Wednesday, he said: "I'm just not real sure you're a bunch of right-wing extremists. But if you are, we're with you."
Broadminded, too.

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

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DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 4:07:01 PM
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I guess I should move back to California. They don't have a weird governor or anything.



drewcwsj 12/5/2012 | 4:07:00 PM
re: Texas Eyes Secession

Thank god I live in Texas as compared to the socialist workers paradise that is CA. Anyone want to compare state P&Ls?

Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 4:07:00 PM
re: Texas Eyes Secession He seems to be laboring under the illusion that states have that right. One might have thought that question had been settled... But, in this case, it is a happy dream.
menexis 12/5/2012 | 4:07:00 PM
re: Texas Eyes Secession LOL. Pile of none sense from the governor. Secession?
menexis 12/5/2012 | 4:06:59 PM
re: Texas Eyes Secession

Ironically, a friend of mine just told me he is moving out of Texas today to Boston. It had nothing to do with the Governor's Secesioin comments...He just think the place is backwards.

OpticOm 12/5/2012 | 4:06:59 PM
re: Texas Eyes Secession

As a political refugee from Eastern Europe, very unhappily residing in the people's Republic of Kahlifornia, I think I need to apply to asylum again in Texas.

This CA state is full of nuts and commies. Impossible to live here anymore and Texas looks pretty good to me right now.

Duh! 12/5/2012 | 4:06:59 PM
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“In all my life, gentlemen, I will never forget my first visit to the State of Texas. I had been bumped over its sterile plains for a week in an ambulance. I was tired, dusty and worn out. When I reached my destination I found some people there who wanted me to talk and be received and all that sort of thing, before I had a chance to get the sand out of my eyes and ears. One fellow was persistent. He asked me with pure American curiosity what I though of Texas. In a moment of worry and annoyance I said if I owned hell and Texas, I would live in the former and rent out the latter."  Gen. Phil Sheridan, 1883, recalling a comment he made to a reporter in 1866.

Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 4:06:58 PM
re: Texas Eyes Secession Well, got to admit the commie quotient will be lower. But nuts? Good luck.
menexis 12/5/2012 | 4:06:57 PM
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CA is full of nuts and commies? What part of CA do you reside? I live in LA and there is about 1 nut and 2 commies altogether.

DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 4:06:57 PM
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Parts of it are, but the same could be said for any state or city that doesn't touch an ocean.

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