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Opening Arguments

The 'S' word

Hey, Larry, are you one a them "Texas nuts" getting "riled up" to "dangerous levels?

Texas Gov. Rick Perry riled up the “anti-government protesters” at an Austin “tea party” rally Wednesday, said Michael Landauer in The Dallas Morning News. But later he uncorked some truly “over-the-top radicalism,” calmly suggesting to reporters that Texas might secede from the United States. People are angry, but stirring up the “Republic of Texas nuts” to potentially “dangerous levels” won't help.

Perry shouldn't have mentioned “the


Bob G.
Thu, 04/16/2009 - 8:43am

Nah, the bunker's safe (for now)...she just wants to take your guns, ammo, and the right to THINK for yourself away...

But we are in good company, fellow "extremist"...lol!

Michael B-P
Thu, 04/16/2009 - 9:30am

Everybody posting here hereby notified that they are to be reported before they are transported for questioning to the basement of the Division of Surveillance Over Extreme Right Wing Nut Jobs of the Department of UberallesLand Security. It has also been determined that persons who engage in the viewing of "Gods and Generals" on more than one occasion are a potential danger to themselves and are psychologically susceptible to the seditious teachings of a nefarious tea-bag-waving cult.

tim zank
Thu, 04/16/2009 - 1:42pm

The Dems are yelling "treason" over Perry and his remarks. Short term memory problems...

they didn't say SH$T in 2007 when Vermont was threatening to secede.


Larry Morris
Fri, 04/17/2009 - 8:25am

Perry has a tendency to open his mouth and stick his foot in it from time to time, this is not new down here. Although, yes, the option to secede was part of the deal, it would probably be more trouble than it's worth. Think of the travel and mail restrictions going from country to country and all the rest of the downsides before you jump on the secede band wagon. But, ... let the Democrats do something stupid in the area of gun control and all bets may be off, ... you may have several states threaten the dreaded "S" action.

Michael B-P
Fri, 04/17/2009 - 9:11am

But try looking at the situation from a third-party perspective. Would Quebec be better off if it were to secede from Canada? The advantages diminish in direct relation to one's distance from the province. What might Texas gain, apart from incurring the necessity of maintaining governmental redundancies and the imposition of even greater border restrictions? The country on the whole, on the other hand might stand to benefit if others were in that instance to follow Texas' example in order to "dissolve" the federal government and renegotiate a less buredensome voluntary association.

Larry Morris
Fri, 04/17/2009 - 3:10pm

"The country on the whole, on the other hand, might stand to benefit if others were in that instance to follow Texas