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“One of the things I’ve focused on in the last 10 years of my public sector life is preparing Texas to be a prosperous and safe place to work, regardless of what happens outside our borders,” he said.

“We are uniquely situated because we have energy resources, fossil and otherwise, and our own independent electrical grid. Generally speaking, we have made great progress in becoming an independent nation, an ‘island nation’ if you will, and I think we want to continue down that path so that if the rest of the country falls apart, Texas can operate as a stand-alone entity with energy, food, water and roads as if we were a closed-loop system.”

Puleaze. The United States has the Highest GDP and strongest currency of any nation. We're not going to fall apart anytime soon.

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Doesn't Texas get insane amounts of federal aid?

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Several military bases and important scientific organizations live in Texas on the Federal Dime.  They pull out, Texas is done.

Ironbite-they really think they can survive the drug cartels that'll move in.

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Makes me wonder how they will fare with a natural disaster.
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“One of the things I’ve focused on in the last 10 years of my public sector life is preparing Texas to be a prosperous and safe place to work, regardless of what happens outside our borders,” he said.

Despite the Texas state having the highest workplace fatality rate in all of the United States, all in the name if Free-market Capitalism aka "Fuck our workers and their families! It's all about the money!".

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Also, Texas seceding would likely result in a large exodus of workers who don't WANT to suddenly find themselves part of a new nation. Especially the ones who already don't like Texas.
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I recall something about Texas facing drought due to water being used in fracking.
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I recall something about Texas facing drought due to water being used in fracking.

Why do we still insist on calling it that? Shouldn't we have learned after the first 20 jokes about the word?
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Although Texas does give more in taxes then gets in federal aid
the only red state

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Although Texas does give more in taxes then gets in federal aid
the only red state
How well do you think they'll be able to continue without NASA, military, and oil subsidies funding some of their larger industries?
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Re: Barry Smitherman, candidate for Attorney General, talks about Texas secession
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2013, 03:16:36 am »
Anyone who speculates about an imminent collapse of US society- except if they mention a non-retarded cause like climate change- should be exempt from public office.
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Re: Barry Smitherman, candidate for Attorney General, talks about Texas secession
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2013, 12:32:28 pm »
Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

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Re: Barry Smitherman, candidate for Attorney General, talks about Texas secession
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2013, 01:52:55 pm »
Oh yes, if I remember correctly, the constitution of the Texas state, a long-winded clusterfuck that rivals Atlas Shrugged, stated that if Texas didn't wanted to be a state anymore, it could split into seven new states, but not a new nation. Though take this with a pinch of salt.

And if Texas splits into seven, can I move to the state housing Austin, home and new stronghold to all the "Liberal commie pinko fags" that was of Texas?

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Re: Barry Smitherman, candidate for Attorney General, talks about Texas secession
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2013, 11:48:02 am »
Oh yes, if I remember correctly, the constitution of the Texas state, a long-winded clusterfuck that rivals Atlas Shrugged, stated that if Texas didn't wanted to be a state anymore, it could split into seven new states, but not a new nation. Though take this with a pinch of salt.

And if Texas splits into seven, can I move to the state housing Austin, home and new stronghold to all the "Liberal commie pinko fags" that was of Texas?

Don't cross out that last part man, that would solve the issue of where Progressive Texans go.

I think we should ship all the nation's worst Wingnuts, both average schmoes & politicians, to Texas & have them secede. Then, the USA won't have that big load holding Progress back! They'll eventually see how their Jeebusland works out, THE HARD WAY.

Meanwhile, the USA will move into the 21st Century, embrace the Progressive ideals it professes & becomes the free-wheeling Scandinavia of the New World!

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Re: Barry Smitherman, candidate for Attorney General, talks about Texas secession
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2013, 12:08:00 pm »
Oh yes, if I remember correctly, the constitution of the Texas state, a long-winded clusterfuck that rivals Atlas Shrugged, stated that if Texas didn't wanted to be a state anymore, it could split into seven new states, but not a new nation. Though take this with a pinch of salt.

And if Texas splits into seven, can I move to the state housing Austin, home and new stronghold to all the "Liberal commie pinko fags" that was of Texas?

Don't cross out that last part man, that would solve the issue of where Progressive Texans go.

I think we should ship all the nation's worst Wingnuts, both average schmoes & politicians, to Texas & have them secede. Then, the USA won't have that big load holding Progress back! They'll eventually see how their Jeebusland works out, THE HARD WAY.

Meanwhile, the USA will move into the 21st Century, embrace the Progressive ideals it professes & becomes the free-wheeling Scandinavia of the New World!

Five states, actually. Unfortunately, while it means one state will be progressive, it still mean 8 republican senators.
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