Texas Judge asks for tax hike to pay for preparations for Civil War 2.0

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  1. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    All from HuffPo:
    Do liberals have any similar nutty conspiracy theories that are basically mainstream? Republicans in the last 4 years have believed some pretty goofy things. At some point, don't reasonable people start looking around and wondering what the hell happened to the Grand 'Ol Party?
     
  2. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Time to get those who want to leave out of Texas and wall it off.
     
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    Question to republicans. What the **** have you done to this country? This is embarrassing. How can people be so mentally deranged?
     
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    As long as we can annex Austin.


    And Jesus, GOP is already whining and wailing before they even lost.
     
  5. mcrain thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I can't tell you how annoyed I get when Republicans talk about how Democrats are trying to harm America. That's utter total BS. Democrats aren't evil socialists hell bent on hurting other Americans. I'm just as American as anyone else, and I want nothing more than for our entire economy to do better. I want everyone, including the wealthy, to do well. Republicans are framing this as a choice between directions when we are really just arguing about how best to go in the same direction. Their rhetoric has people convinced that liberals and everything they stand for can't be good for America. It's just inflammatory and its silly. Do Republicans really believe that Democrats want high deficits? Do Republicans really think Democrats want to "punish" the wealthy? Come on people, we are in this together, make your elected officials work together and compromise like they are supposed to.
     
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    Are democrats prepared if there is an uprising? Ive never been further south than Oklahoma, but with the amount of guns and ammunition that the south has stockpiled I wonder if Democrats should be worried.
     
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    That's plain looney. Even more messed up than the Judge spouting this is Romney saying he doesn't want the US of A to loose its sovereignty to the UN during a town hall meeting in Ohio. WTF?
     
  8. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    Prepared for what? Are conservatives going to start murdering democrats? That will help their cause...

    There's 0.0000...1 chance of any organized effort that will stand up to our military might. This isn't the 1800's where both sides have near equal access to technology. And there's definitely no other sovereign nation interested in the success of the south in seceding.
     
  9. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    Yeah im prepared....prepared to let the south secede from the union. let's see how prosperous they will be.
     
  10. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    Without the net cash flow of tax dollars from 'blue' states to 'red' states it would be interesting.
     
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  12. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    Yes. Propaganda is a hell of a drug. I'm really disturbed by this. I would imagine this coming from some backwoods bible thumping gun toting redneck, but not from a judge.
     
  13. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    So? You think all the people who are in the military from the southern states are going to magically fight for that side with threat of court martial and treason charges? Moreover, the generals and those higher in charge wouldn't be stupid. They know their system is supported regardless of whether a democrat or republican is in charge.
     
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    Saw this earlier but wasn't sure if it was true. How can a Judge make comments like that and not get fired or sectioned :eek:

    Complete loon!
     
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    Fear- because it's all we got left. Vote Republican.




    Nope, they'll just run to Canada, like you did.
     
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    How many fighters can the taliban muster in Afghanistan ? How is their access to technology ?
    Could the south muster enough rednecks to fight such an asymetric war ? Would they have the support of the local population ?

    And more important how many body-bags would the population in the north accept before they force the president to make ANY kind of peace ?

    Oh I'm quite sure their a plenty nations prepared to support ANYTHING that weakens the US.
     
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    I didn't run anywhere. My family was originally from here. My great grandmother still speaks French to this day. :confused:
     
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    There wouldn't be any body bags because the number of people actually stupid enough to fire on peacekeepers would be very low.

    In a global economy that still has a large influence from the dollar, I doubt it. And those that are willing to provide any kind of support would be the very people the South wouldn't want it from: Russia, China? I'm sure they'd get all chummy.
     
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    you might want to take a close look at the location. The major cities are not so bad and right now it is project in the next 10-15 years Texas will become a swing state.
     
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    Well we had the hole "the blue states are going to leave if Bush is reelected"

    and the whole moving to Canada thing.

    Both sides are rather shrill at times.
     
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    I am going to point out that there is a flaw in that chart.
    It is based on people in the military not when they join. The flaw comes in the fact that a lot of people in the military move their home state to Texas because of the lack of a state income tax. The only requirement to move ones home state is to of been stationed in said state when you move your residency to it and Texas has one of the bases that a large part of the military will go threw during training so it is very easy to do that.
     
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    We did? I recall that *******, Alec Baldwin, promising to leave but blue states?
     
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    As the hispanic population becomes more pronounced, as a majority, I can't see them buying into GOP rhetoric. Turning into a swing state would be a welcome change. Listening to all the patriotic, bless us, Obama is taking our guns(!) bs I have to endure on a daily basis wears on me.

    Regarding the OP, the interesting aspect is who would be doing the uprising? The Obama haters or the beaten down middle class? Those are not necessisarily the same democraphic. ;)
     
  24. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Yeah why do you think Texas is trying to make it harder to vote. That population is becoming bigger and a larger voting block and on top of that they see threw the GOP lies.
     
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    Yeah.

    Either way, while this judge is obviously a fool, we must keep in mind that both sides have their outspoken shrill people who every once in awhile get a news headline with some outrageous comment.
     

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