A Country Dividing?
Posted by Samantha (+115) 9 years ago
You have got to read this. Personal opinion, made me chuckle.
[URL]http://now.msn.com/15-states-start-petitons-to-leave-the-usa[/URL]

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Posted by Samantha (+115) 9 years ago
i obviously can't figure out posting a link but go to MSN or type in what i posted.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 9 years ago
You did everything correctly expect your URL tag should be in lowercase.

http://now.msn.com/15-sta...ve-the-usa
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 9 years ago
Can you say "hissy fit" boys and girls? The dumb just keeps on comin'.
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Posted by Kacey (+3159) 9 years ago
Who said I want to leave the United States? I DARE someone to come to my door with that petition!

I bet the GOP is so proud of their followers!
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1905) 9 years ago
Let'em.
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Posted by howdy (+4943) 9 years ago
Don't let the door etc etc...


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Posted by howdy (+4943) 9 years ago
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Posted by Cory Cutting (+1272) 9 years ago
That county by county map sure is pretty. But it does not accurately show that most of the most of the country is centered in "metropolitan" areas..... Hence the large vote that turned the state blue.

Many counties listed may only have a few hundred to a few thousand voters.... so saying that the vote is skewed based upon the color alone is not accurate. Those who are complaining need to find a more accurate representation.
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Posted by Tom Cat (+163) 9 years ago
Howdy, this has nothing to do with your charts of how states voted for president with regards to their education level, but I would hope you might agree with me in my observation that education does not insure intelligence, but is the best option for an informed populace.
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Posted by Elizabeth Emilsson (+797) 9 years ago
Although education " doesn't always insure intelligence"
it's a pretty good indicator of existing intelligence, hence how they voted.
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Posted by howdy (+4943) 9 years ago
Extremely well put, thanks, Elizabeth...
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Posted by Cheryl Pieters (+474) 9 years ago
It looks like Montana is planning to secede from the United States now-been nice knowing you!

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Posted by Cheryl Pieters (+474) 9 years ago
Then there is THIS petition:

https://petitions.whiteho...m/ZbMjcwPf

Ooops - I just noticed on this graphic I posted that new York is seceding as well. I guess we're in this together (although a note I saw earlier said that someone from South Dakota started the petition for New York to secede-so I guess we'll see how that goes-are they kicking us out because the coastline has been ravaged by Hurricane Sandy?) It's not that bad here-don't kick us out!

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Posted by Kacey (+3159) 9 years ago
Isn't it treason to sign the petitions to secede?

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Posted by Jeri Dalbec (+3243) 9 years ago
Not such a big deal if we go with Texas and the South. Also, WHO signed a petition. Did you see the petition that 1000's signed? I think it is BS:-)
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Posted by June (Martenson) Nelson (+25) 9 years ago
You people do realize that it was "cool" for liberals to sign petitions to secede when Bush was elected in 2004.
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Posted by howdy (+4943) 9 years ago
Hell my greatgrandfather thought it was cool to join the "rebellion" when they freed the slaves but that doesn't it make it any more correct then than now...
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Posted by Jeri Dalbec (+3243) 9 years ago
No, I must have missed that. I was never asked to sign a petition. Still have not been asked. Were only Liberals asked?
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17321) 9 years ago
Yes, no one ever asked me to sign a petition to secede from the union in 2004.

Why? Because "normal people"* are not freaking morons.

I call complete and utter BS on this. Reference, please.

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*I spit at dumb moron teabaggers who throw the "liberal" tag so loosely. I first started to use the term "moderates" in repudiation, but have since decided that wasn't strong enough, so I am going with "normal people".
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2042) 9 years ago
I heard that all these petitions are online and many of them are signed by the same people no matter what state they live in. I website is petition.whitehouse.gov. These are just a group of wackos.
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Posted by Jeri Dalbec (+3243) 9 years ago
Thanks, Tom...it didn't make sense. Also wondered about that website. It has a reputation from years back:-)
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 9 years ago
People from all over the country are signing those stupid petitions. (Were there any back in the Bush years? I never heard of one.) They are completely pointless, just a way for some folks to have hissy fits. For starters, no one has the authority to allow a state to secede. Nobody. Not the mocha-skinned fellow in the White House nor the orange-skinned fellow in the House.
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Posted by Kacey (+3159) 9 years ago
I wonder if these people signed the petition to secede...and if so who is going to support them?


In Texas, nearly 3 million low-income people receive Medicaid assistance, including children, pregnant women and disabled residents.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 9 years ago
I don't recall actual petitions in 2004, but there was discussion of secession and liberals moving to Canada.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17321) 9 years ago
Yes, discussions, but petitions? I don't think so.

Normal people don't pull such crap.

However, I do support the Texas petition to leave the United States of America. We should have never accepted those thieving bastards into our great country.

I say, lets boot Texas, and sign a military pact with Mexico, and arm our friends from south of the border so they can take back what was once theirs.

And maybe they can throw THE DALLAS COWBOYS IN CHAINS FOR ONCE AND FOR ALL!!!
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 9 years ago
Someone must be considering signing a petition to secede from the Eagles nation.
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3712) 9 years ago
Almost no one has signed these things. It's just an internet fad, and if you think it's representative of something, then YOU might be the stupid one.
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3712) 9 years ago
Oh, and petitions.whitehouse.gov was started by Obama after he made it a campaign promise in 2008. I don't think he has paid much if any attention to it since then, but that would explain the lack of such phenomena in 2004.
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Posted by Elizabeth Emilsson (+797) 9 years ago
I always love it when these people like the tea baggers are caught doing something moronic like threaten secession they always claim liberals did the same thing. It's like the urban myths that people swear is true, because "they knew someone whose cousin had it happen to them."
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Posted by Bridgier (+9193) 9 years ago
Apparently one of the rules for the petition site is that if there's enough signatures, then the White House has to respond.

In this case, I think the proper response is to increase the educational funding for the great state of Texas.

Not that they'll take it, as it might get spent on Title IXers and minorities.
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Posted by Jeri Dalbec (+3243) 9 years ago
I thought Jon Stewart of the Daily Show had a good take on the situation. If you get a chance, check it out. Some things are too good to pass up:-)
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Posted by Dona Stebbins (+819) 9 years ago
Let the petition-signers all move to Texas. Then they can re-name it "Dumbf***istan."
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Posted by Cheryl Pieters (+474) 9 years ago
If you break the election down county by county, even Southeastern Montana has some "blue" counties (is that where all of the smart people live?)

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Posted by howdy (+4943) 9 years ago
Probably the Indian Reservations down there, I guess...
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4461) 9 years ago
That appears to be the case, Cheryl. Again, if you'd like to drive on unsubsidized roads or enjoy the unsubsidized information super highway, feel free to start building.

I'd give both my testes to see Obama cut Montana's federal funding for the entire ten minutes it will take everyone to realize how procreateing dumb they are.
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Posted by Forsyth Mike (+475) 9 years ago
If there's any seceding to be done, maybe eastern Montana should secede from western Montana. We can keep all the oil and coal money and they can have the tourists.
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Posted by Bob L. (+5094) 9 years ago
Stupid hurts.

And I'm talking to you, Cheryl.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 9 years ago
I keep saying we should form the state of Monkota by taking eastern Montana and western North Dakota, since both of us suffer from having the money sucked out by the state capital and never returned.
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Posted by Elizabeth Emilsson (+797) 9 years ago
Bob L: Stupid hurts.


Remember , it hurts the intelligent more, because stupid doesn't really know what's stupid.
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Posted by Kacey (+3159) 9 years ago
I loved Letterman last night. He said President Obama responded to the petitions to secede. Then they flashed a photo of Obama waving...and the words "SEE YA!"
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