Lone Star State?
Taylor Martin last edited by
Caught wind of a Texas lawmaker who wants to secede from the union... now where have I heard this before?
Probably just a bunch of whiny talk or whatever, but if they go through with any such thing, or even take it seriously, how many states will follow?
Also, first Oppolitics post, cause why not.
krustywantout last edited by
@taylor-martin Never going to happen. All this is symbolism and laziness. Instead of trying to find middle ground, they act like a child in a playground that lost and is now going to take his ball and go. These people should be forced to move to Russia or the Philippines since they are in love with dictators.
LooseonExit last edited by
@Taylor-Martin Just another idiot we have too many of here. The type that probably flies a Gadsden flag and thin blue line one at the same time lol.
The Texas GOP also has decided it wishes the start up the confederacy again, so there's that...
fintail last edited by
I'd be all for a union of non-deplorable states, or even portions of states.
StuckMTB last edited by
The number of nut jobs flying the American flag Upside down over the summer to protest the stay at home orders drives me nuts. And they’re also frequently the same people who have a giant confederate flag and an American flag on their pickup at the same time.
What the actual fuck!?
krustywantout last edited by krustywantout
@stuckmtb Most people have no idea what democracy, federalism, or confederacy mean. I doubt most of them can even spell these words. I was reading an article on CNN about the pastor who thinks the Covid crisis isn't a pandemic. When they asked him what a pandemic is, all he could say was that Covid wasn't a pandemic. When they asked him what is the definition of a pandemic, he then says not Covid. I want to put him with the nurses and doctors in the overwhelmed hospitals without any ppe and see how long he lasts or if Jesus will save his ass. Unfortunately, he'll probably one of those people that are asymptomatic to Covid and then it it will only fuel his stupidity.
flatisflat last edited by
@taylor-martin Rural California has a somewhat similar version of this (for some years now) at a state level. Look up the 'State of Jefferson' if you're so inclined.
For both cases, while I don't think the proposed action has much merit, I can understand how states (the size that they are) are inherently going to have significant populations that feel underrepresented or at the whim of a greater force.
That said, f*** snowflake Texan conservatives threatening to secede because their feelers get hurt by the world literally progressing.
facw last edited by
@taylor-martin The "states" of New California and New Nevada filed an amicus brief in support of Texas' frivolous lawsuit:
gmporschenut also a fan of hondas last edited by
@stuckmtb he folks that have both are my favorites. /s Its like "you do realize those are mutually exclusive sides, right?"
ttyymmnn last edited by
*A resolution authored by elector Mark Ramsey, an oil and gas engineer, condemned the court and criticized the election as a "clearly unconstitutional process."
The resolution called for lawmakers in the four battleground states to set aside the election results and appoint their own electors. It also called for the congressional delegations of those states to object to those "unconstitutionally appointed electors."
"When other countries have faced massive election fraud, the end result has been a collapse of rights, a collapse of the economy and an inevitable slide to tyranny," Ramsey said in support of his resolution.
His resolution, he said, was meant to show how the U.S. "can again be a shining light and not take a destructive pathway."
The resolution passed 34-4, after electors decided to strip away language condemning "the moral cowardice" of the Supreme Court after another elector argued such language would make the Texas electors appear "childish, impertinent and angry."*
Apparently, "irony" is not a concept these people grasp. A friend of mine is convinced that the only real reason that dickhead Texas AG Ken Paxton filed the suit in the first place was to curry favor with Trump and gun for a pardon, since he's facing a 5-year-old federal indictment for securities fraud.
TheBarber last edited by
@ttyymmnn LOL at "appear childish, impertinent and angry". I'm sorry, I thought that was just inferred without that language there already.
Ah yes, lets let states dictate how other states perform their electoral duties as granted to them by the federal constitution.
Taylor Martin last edited by
@thebarber Sounds fair to me! Why shouldn't Texas have complete control over the election results in Pennsylvania?
Any Republican who can't accept Trump lost, whether their in high power or not, gains no respect from me. In fact, they simply prove a point.