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Texas GOP official : Texas should secede from the maggots who elected Obama!

 
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I guess you missed the "Economist" magazine articles comparing California to Texas, where they show on the cover California as a fat aging beach boy, and Texas, all buff, whizzing past on a jet ski

awesome picture...you can see it here

The Economist: AMERICA'S FUTURE
Texas Vs California:


[link to www.economist.com]

...Chief Executive magazine, to take just one example, has ranked California the very worst state to do business in for each of four years....

By contrast, Texas was the best state in that poll. It has coped well with the recession, with an unemployment rate two points below the national average and one of the lowest rates of housing repossession. In part this is because Texan banks, hard hit in the last property bust, did not overexpand this time. But as our special report this week explains,

Texas also clearly offers a different model, based on small government. It has no state capital-gains or income tax, and a business-friendly and immigrant-tolerant attitude. It is home to more Fortune 500 companies than any other state—64 compared with California's 51 and New York's 56. And as happens to fashionable places, some erstwhile weaknesses now seem strengths (flat, ugly countryside makes it easier for Dallas-Fort Worth to expand than mountain-and-sea-locked LA), while old conservative stereotypes are being questioned: two leading contenders to be Houston's next mayor are a black man and a white lesbian. Texas also gets on better with Mexico than California does.



THE ECONOMIST: Lone Star rising
Thanks to low taxes and light regulation, Texas is booming....

[link to www.economist.com]

Texas now hosts more Fortune 500 companies than any other American state. They include AT&T, Dell and Texas Instruments; oil giants such as Exxon Mobil, ConocoPhillips and Valero; American, Continental and Southwest Airlines; Fluor, a huge construction firm (recently lured from California); J.C. Penney; Halliburton; and 52 others.

Texas claims to have been responsible for 70% of all the net new jobs created last year in America's 50 states, though since only a few states created any jobs at all that is not quite as astonishing as it sounds.


Posted from a great bistro in downtown Dallas...yee haw!
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The economist has always been Conservative leaning. It would surprise me.
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I had to laugh though when Obermann said that it would cost the Republic of Texas quite alot to get their own FBI, CIA, FEMA, CDC, EPA, DHS, welfare system, social security system, etc., etc., and so on, well you get the point.

No, Mr. Obermann, those agencies and the nanny state infrastructure would be alot of the reason why Texas seceded in the first place!
 Quoting: Biochemky


Right!
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The biggest threat for the future of California is its own native born population. The math and science scores coming out of that state are terrifying.

That is the major benefit of having so many resources at its disposal and also being a magnet type location for people in other parts of the country to relocate to. You are able to afford this massive welfare class [1/3 of the entire state's population], who essentially cannot feed and clothe themselves, while at the same time attracting workers from around the country and the world.

Obviously being middle-class in California is becoming a bit of a sad joke, but they seem to like it that way.
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No....It's not nonsense. Stop living in make believe land dictated to you by Fox News.

30% of the food in the United States comes from California.
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I don't have cable, your half-baked witticisms aside. California is NOT the only state in the union capable of going import free. It's nonsensical and obtuse of you to suggest otherwise.
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Texas cannot feed itself.

You have cattle. But you don't have enough farmland to create enough grain to feed it all.


99% of the Farmland in California is irrigated. Meaning the plants still get watered even if it doesn't rain.

So if you have a drought you're fucked. California has the infrastructure to go all out. Texas doesn't.

California is also the ONLY STATE that doesn't have a trade deficit with other nations. Meaning it exports more to foreign countries than it imports. It exports more to other states than it imports. If California were to leave the Union it's economy would explode.

Keep telling me I'm wrong.
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You are.

The Colorado River (from overuse) and the aquifers that feed California are drying up. That state has trouble supplying enough water to farmers already in it's current state.

Also...look up Newlands Reclamation Act.

Texas just has California beat all the way around...

What you have China wares and silicon.
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As opposed to Texas where drought decimated 95% of the crop. Where they were having to slaughter animals because they couldn't feed them.

I'll take my chances here.
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Texas will soon be a blue state . Eight years tops and it's over. Texas will not leave the Republic but they like to talk big because everything is bigger in Texas, including their mouths.
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You are.

The Colorado River (from overuse) and the aquifers that feed California are drying up. That state has trouble supplying enough water to farmers already in it's current state.

Also...look up Newlands Reclamation Act.

Texas just has California beat all the way around...

What you have China wares and silicon.
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As opposed to Texas where drought decimated 95% of the crop. Where they were having to slaughter animals because they couldn't feed them.

I'll take my chances here.


That was small percentages to the overall production of Texas.

I think you are just missing out on the point of how big Texas really is.

Texas CAN AFFORD to have droughts-- the state has weathered that storm more than a few times.

Texas has always been a wealthy state, the greatest wealth are it's people.
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so I ask again, what would have to happen first before this could happen. What to look out for that texas state gov is considering the option.
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so I ask again, what would have to happen first before this could happen. What to look out for that texas state gov is considering the option.
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It can't happen. All states east of the Rockies are interdependent on each other.
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I had to laugh though when Olbermann said that it would cost the Republic of Texas quite a lot to get their own FBI, CIA, FEMA, CDC, EPA, DHS, welfare system, social security system, etc., etc., and so on, well you get the point.

No, Mr. Olbermann, those agencies and the nanny state infrastructure would be a lot of the reason why Texas seceded in the first place!
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Right!
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Exactly! They totally miss the point. But so many of us would so love to do just this very thing and get away from this oppression known as our federal government. My first loyalty is to my home and state and not some federal bureaucracy.
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Oh yeah, like you'd understand anyway.

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You want a divorce, Texas? Alright, but you have to take half the debt with you to make this amicable.
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how can anyone support this rubbish?

lets just say Texas did secede they would go completely bankrupt on day 1.

riots in the streets...

dream on.
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Wrong.

Texas can be energy independent, can conduct international trade, and can feed and clothe its people.

The state has a thriving oil and gas industry.

It has its own seaports and, thus, conducts international trade.

Texas has its own fishing industry and one of the largest shrimp catches among the states.

It is ranked #1 among the states for total livestock and livestock product receipts.

Texas has the largest number of beef cattle of any state in the U.S.

Texas raises more sheep and produces more mohair from angora goats than any other state. Lambs and turkeys are also raised commercially in Texas.

Other important agricultural livestock/products include chickens, dairy products, eggs, and hogs.

Texas also raises watermelons, grapefruit, cantalopes, onions, pototoes, pecans, mushrooms, sorghum (grain), cane sugar, and it is the number one producer of cabbage.

Along with Arkansas, california, and Louisiana, Texas helps produce 90% of the U.S. rice crop.

Cotton is Texas' most lucrative crop and it makes up 9% of its agricultural production.

Texas is the second-largest state by land area (266,874 square miles) and at 25 million citizens it ranks second only to California in population.

Texas has over 2 million acres of huntable land (public and private) and is a top destination for hunting white-tailed deer.

Texas is a major manufacturing state.

Texas also leads the states in the total value of its mined products

Houston and Dalls, Texas are major business, real estate, financial, and banking centers.

So...trust me, if Texans decide to secede, they will come out on top of that deal and will never look back.
 Quoting: Biochemky


If Texas secedes I'll run for its President. I used to be CEO of my own company, and there's even a town in Texas (small oil boom/bust town) named after one of my relatives. Hell yeah. This election was fucking FIXED and the people are waking up. Enough of this shit already. Texas is like Brazil - self-sufficient and doesn't need all this bullshit from the rest of the country. Get it started and I am there.
"Life is hard. It's harder if you're stupid." - John Wayne

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so I ask again, what would have to happen first before this could happen. What to look out for that texas state gov is considering the option.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25882121


There is already a petition circulating on FB.

Secession should be solemnly deliberated by the elected representatives and the state citizens.

If history can be our guide, we see that the states of 1860 completed their secessions by specially-elected conventions or by referendum. But the secession could also be initiated by a Governor and the State Legislature in assembly.

The easiest way for a state to secede would be for the State Legislature, either unicameral or bicameral, to draft a Declaration of Secession document and an Ordinance of Secession document.

If the Legislature and Governor refused to support secession, a petition initiative could garner enough signatures of registered voters to force a referendum.

A simple majority of votes would pass the referendum.

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You want a divorce, Texas? Alright, but you have to take half the debt with you to make this amicable.
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Your debt, sir

Texas is a red state which gives more than it gets back from the Federal Govt

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you do realize texas is like the least affected state by the depression.
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I fail to see your point with respect to the subject at hand.

If TX did secede they would be little more than a lamb among wolves.
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Funny, I bet that is what Santa Anna thought about those Texans at the Alamo, until us Tennesseans showed up. Yeah, they may have killed everyone there, but it bought Sam Houston the time he needed to round up his army and later kicked Santa Anna's ass, thus securing Texas independence.
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Funny how that was 200 years ago...

please.
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It's not the time, it's the principal behind the fight.

Please don't bring limited knowledge and reasoning into this equation.
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You want a divorce, Texas? Alright, but you have to take half the debt with you to make this amicable.
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Uh.. that's not how it works. The Northeast Establishment racked up the federal debt. They can figure out how to pay for it themselves.

lulz.
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You want a divorce, Texas? Alright, but you have to take half the debt with you to make this amicable.
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unfortunately a portion would likely still be owed in order to have a secession without resistance. But having our specific dues separated from the rest of the union could allow texas to still recover even faster than other states even more so.
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I doubt Jerry Jones (Owner-Dallas Cowboys) & Mark Cuban (Owner-Dallas Mavericks)who are two of the wealthiest men in America would be in favor of Texas leaving the country...therefore their teams leaving the leagues.

People like that carry a little more weight in Texas than Bubba the Treasurer from BFE County.
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how can anyone support this rubbish?

lets just say Texas did secede they would go completely bankrupt on day 1.

riots in the streets...

dream on.
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And why is that?
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how can anyone support this rubbish?

lets just say Texas did secede they would go completely bankrupt on day 1.

riots in the streets...

dream on.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16158284


the process would go something like this:

Secede on Friday

Go bankrupt on Saturday

Collapse on Sunday.

Rejoin the USA on Monday.

cruise
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16158284


The process would go like this faggots.

secede on monday.Texas military draft the same day.
shut down the Texas borders by Tuesday.
All of u.s states have gas shortage by Wednesday.
Texas starts pumping its own oil again by thursday
fuck the epa.

Gold back currency like the constitution says.

we all live happy ever after.....
 Quoting: TSWB21


Texas has enough oil to support itself for the next 800 years. We're better off seceding and keeping the oil to ourselves.
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I doubt Jerry Jones (Owner-Dallas Cowboys) & Mark Cuban (Owner-Dallas Mavericks)who are two of the wealthiest men in America would be in favor of Texas leaving the country...therefore their teams leaving the leagues.

People like that carry a little more weight in Texas than Bubba the Treasurer from BFE County.
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lol don't all the good football players come from texas, and mark cuban was a 9/11 truther or something.
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If you secede, the rest of the country will build a wall around your entire borders, and JUST TRY TO GET OUT!
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If you secede, the rest of the country will build a wall around your entire borders, and JUST TRY TO GET OUT!
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lmao

Even around the gulf?

lol
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how can anyone support this rubbish?

lets just say Texas did secede they would go completely bankrupt on day 1.

riots in the streets...

dream on.
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You are quite wrong.

America would not survive without the great State of Texas.
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how can anyone support this rubbish?

lets just say Texas did secede they would go completely bankrupt on day 1.

riots in the streets...

dream on.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16158284


the process would go something like this:

Secede on Friday

Go bankrupt on Saturday

Collapse on Sunday.

Rejoin the USA on Monday.

cruise
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16158284


The process would go like this faggots.

secede on monday.Texas military draft the same day.
shut down the Texas borders by Tuesday.
All of u.s states have gas shortage by Wednesday.
Texas starts pumping its own oil again by thursday
fuck the epa.

Gold back currency like the constitution says.

we all live happy ever after.....
 Quoting: TSWB21


You must be living on fantasy island; ever heard of gas reserves?

Oh yeah, that "draft" is going to go over great with the public...pfft.

Oh and how are you going to pay the people of Texas? Think they're going to work for an I.O.U?

get real.
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ummm...you mean the ones in Texas?

there has to be a way to implement a "must have a minimum IQ before you can post."
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I would be headed there asap if the opted out! So would 49 million others who voted for Romney.
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how can anyone support this rubbish?

lets just say Texas did secede they would go completely bankrupt on day 1.

riots in the streets...

dream on.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16158284


the process would go something like this:

Secede on Friday

Go bankrupt on Saturday

Collapse on Sunday.

Rejoin the USA on Monday.

cruise
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16158284


The process would go like this faggots.

secede on monday.Texas military draft the same day.
shut down the Texas borders by Tuesday.
All of u.s states have gas shortage by Wednesday.
Texas starts pumping its own oil again by thursday
fuck the epa.

Gold back currency like the constitution says.

we all live happy ever after.....
 Quoting: TSWB21


Great plan. Go for it. Do it or you're a pussy.
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You want a divorce, Texas? Alright, but you have to take half the debt with you to make this amicable.
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Why half... how about 1/57th of the debt... since the Oblabla keeps talking about 57 states... Why should Texas pay one half, when the rest of the country is equally responsible.
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If you secede, the rest of the country will build a wall around your entire borders, and JUST TRY TO GET OUT!
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This would be the only reason that the government would build a wall, afraid of us Texans... but wouldn't do it for the illegal immigrants