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Title: "Republic of Texas" Again Pushes for Independence
Post by: LaneSwerver on February 24, 2005, 08:28:30 AM
Ahh, if only it were so:

http://www.woai.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=64188ADC-5D4B-417E-A31B-9BB84D2E8B43
Title: Re: "Republic of Texas" Again Pushes for Independence
Post by: ellie on February 24, 2005, 08:33:10 AM
Ha ha ha,  I'm gonna show this to my boss (a state rep)
Title: Re: "Republic of Texas" Again Pushes for Independence
Post by: carlsonjd on February 24, 2005, 08:40:24 AM
Texas Shmexas
Title: Re: "Republic of Texas" Again Pushes for Independence
Post by: LaneSwerver on February 24, 2005, 08:57:09 AM
Texas Shmexas

Abe, you're very old and feeble. Don't make me break both of your hips, because I have no reservations about doing it.
Title: Re: "Republic of Texas" Again Pushes for Independence
Post by: carlsonjd on February 24, 2005, 09:01:06 AM
You callin' me out!  You callin' me out!  Hold me back, hold me back!
Title: Re: "Republic of Texas" Again Pushes for Independence
Post by: LaneSwerver on February 24, 2005, 09:04:04 AM
"You gotta keep 'em separated."
Title: Re: "Republic of Texas" Again Pushes for Independence
Post by: giffy on February 24, 2005, 09:38:04 AM
Could they take Alabama, Arkansas, and a few other Southern States with them. Aside from oil, which we could just buy or take from them, I can't for the life of me figure out what these states contribute to our country.
Title: Re: "Republic of Texas" Again Pushes for Independence
Post by: LaneSwerver on February 24, 2005, 09:39:32 AM
Could they take Alabama, Arkansas, and a few other Southern States with them. Aside from oil, which we could just buy or take from them, I can't for the life of me figure out what these states contribute to our country.

Elitist shitball.
Title: Re: "Republic of Texas" Again Pushes for Independence
Post by: I hear America singing on February 24, 2005, 09:40:00 AM
Could they take Alabama, Arkansas, and a few other Southern States with them. Aside from oil, which we could just buy or take from them, I can't for the life of me figure out what these states contribute to our country.

For the record, all of the aforementioned states tried to leave.
Title: Re: "Republic of Texas" Again Pushes for Independence
Post by: Jumboshrimps on February 24, 2005, 09:42:47 AM
I have a plan for the United States to sell California to the French. They could use the land to make cheap wine varieties. I can't think of any other usefull purpose for that particular state, with all it's frivalry and foolishness.

To butcher the words of Kinky Friedman, who is seeking the governor's job in Texas, "My first order of business as governor would be to get rid of the career politicians. After that, I'd get rid of the Californians."

Title: Re: "Republic of Texas" Again Pushes for Independence
Post by: LaneSwerver on February 24, 2005, 09:43:46 AM
I have a plan for the United States to sell California to the French. They could use the land to make cheap wine varieties. I can't think of any other usefull purpose for that particular state, with all it's frivalry and foolishness.

To butcher the words of Kinky Friedman, who is seeking the governor's job in Texas, "My first order of business as governor would be to get rid of the career politicians. After that, I'd get rid of the Californians."



Kinky's a great guy. I'm looking forward to signing his petition to get him on the ballot.
Title: Re: "Republic of Texas" Again Pushes for Independence
Post by: ellie on February 24, 2005, 10:07:10 AM
I have a plan for the United States to sell California to the French. They could use the land to make cheap wine varieties. I can't think of any other usefull purpose for that particular state, with all it's frivalry and foolishness.

To butcher the words of Kinky Friedman, who is seeking the governor's job in Texas, "My first order of business as governor would be to get rid of the career politicians. After that, I'd get rid of the Californians."



Kinky's a great guy. I'm looking forward to signing his petition to get him on the ballot.

Do you know where we might be able to do that.  When I see a certain current governor here in the halls of the Capitol it's difficult not to ask him if he has a brain.  I should keep my mouth shut though I work for a Republican.... but he's a nice one.
Title: Re: "Republic of Texas" Again Pushes for Independence
Post by: ellie on February 24, 2005, 10:08:30 AM
We should move the Cowboys and give Texas back to Mexico. That third tier toilet state is pretty much America's Tijuana anyway.

Why would you want the Cowboys?  I would gladly give them to another state, they suck --Go Texans.  BTW you're kinda mean.
Title: Re: "Republic of Texas" Again Pushes for Independence
Post by: giffy on February 24, 2005, 10:18:25 AM
Could they take Alabama, Arkansas, and a few other Southern States with them. Aside from oil, which we could just buy or take from them, I can't for the life of me figure out what these states contribute to our country.

For the record, all of the aforementioned states tried to leave.

Part of me wishes we had just let them go. We would be a lot more prosperous and well off country.

I am really just kidding.

I have a plan for the United States to sell California to the French. They could use the land to make cheap wine varieties. I can't think of any other usefull purpose for that particular state, with all it's frivalry and foolishness.


Silicon Valley, a good chuck of the entertainment industry, a large tax base, and shipping ports to name a few. Its rich sttes like california that subsidize states like Alabama with federal tax dollars.
Title: Re: "Republic of Texas" Again Pushes for Independence
Post by: LaneSwerver on February 24, 2005, 10:33:19 AM
I have a plan for the United States to sell California to the French. They could use the land to make cheap wine varieties. I can't think of any other usefull purpose for that particular state, with all it's frivalry and foolishness.

To butcher the words of Kinky Friedman, who is seeking the governor's job in Texas, "My first order of business as governor would be to get rid of the career politicians. After that, I'd get rid of the Californians."



Kinky's a great guy. I'm looking forward to signing his petition to get him on the ballot.

Do you know where we might be able to do that.  When I see a certain current governor here in the halls of the Capitol it's difficult not to ask him if he has a brain.  I should keep my mouth shut though I work for a Republican.... but he's a nice one.

He has to wait until after the primaries for the next election. Only people who did not vote in either primary are eligible to sign the petition to include him on the ballot. It should be an interesting campaign!
Title: Re: "Republic of Texas" Again Pushes for Independence
Post by: LaneSwerver on February 24, 2005, 10:34:22 AM
We should move the Cowboys and give Texas back to Mexico. That third tier toilet state is pretty much America's Tijuana anyway.

You can have the Cowboys. Now, get back to humping your dog.
Title: Re: "Republic of Texas" Again Pushes for Independence
Post by: HKrustofsky on February 24, 2005, 10:36:41 AM
We should move the Cowboys and give Texas back to Mexico. That third tier toilet state is pretty much America's Tijuana anyway.

Why would you want the Cowboys?  I would gladly give them to another state, they suck --Go Texans.  BTW you're kinda mean.

Awwww now I feel bad...wait, is that Emilio? I don't feel bad anymore.
Title: Re: "Republic of Texas" Again Pushes for Independence
Post by: I hear America singing on February 24, 2005, 10:53:02 AM
To be honest, I think that the inherent value of the "poorer" states is that most of them contain so much land.

I'm sure if it were possible, Japan would gladly buy Alabama for trillions of dollars.

I think over the centuries, these states will give the U.S. much needed breathing room.
Title: Re: "Republic of Texas" Again Pushes for Independence
Post by: prospect on February 24, 2005, 10:59:39 AM
A rogue, oil-producing, fundamentalist state on our borders?  Sounds like grounds for invasion...
Title: Re: "Republic of Texas" Again Pushes for Independence
Post by: giffy on February 24, 2005, 11:06:15 AM
To be honest, I think that the inherent value of the "poorer" states is that most of them contain so much land.

I'm sure if it were possible, Japan would gladly buy Alabama for trillions of dollars.

I think over the centuries, these states will give the U.S. much needed breathing room.


Now there's an idea. Solve the deficit for sure.

A rogue, oil-producing, fundamentalist state on our borders? Sounds like grounds for invasion...

Brilliant
Title: Re: "Republic of Texas" Again Pushes for Independence
Post by: I hear America singing on February 24, 2005, 11:11:12 AM
Speaking of which, I've often wondered why engineers haven't developed artificial "land" that would connect to shores and build living space.  Can you imagine how much Japan would pay for that type of technology?  It could rise and sink with the ocean to prevent flooding and everything.
Title: Re: "Republic of Texas" Again Pushes for Independence
Post by: I hear America singing on February 24, 2005, 11:14:49 AM
In a related story, I heard a lady who was sailing in the 70s once found a small island (maybe two acres) in the Gulf Coast and later asked the Coast Guard about it.  They checked their maps, found nothing, and told her she was crazy.  So she basically "claimed" it, just like the Spaniards did three centuries before.  She currently "owns" it, in the true sense of the word.  As in, no taxes.  As in, the Nation of Leave Me the Hell Alone.

As in, she could literally declare war on another country. 
Title: Re: "Republic of Texas" Again Pushes for Independence
Post by: Jumboshrimps on February 24, 2005, 11:47:19 AM

Silicon Valley, a good chuck of the entertainment industry, a large tax base, and shipping ports to name a few. Its rich sttes like california that subsidize states like Alabama with federal tax dollars.

California is America's biggest liability. They build billions of dollars worth of infrastructure on ripe fault lines and in fire-dependent chapparal landscapes, not to mention in the middle of sinkole-infested, muddy hillsides. Then when the inevitable sh*t hits the fan, the rest of us have to bear the costs of this nonsense. The North Koreans could wipe out California this afternoon. California might be good for America in the short run, but it could cost us our nation in the long run.

Did I mention politics? They put elctronic cow tags on schoolchildren so they can keep track of them; they outlawed homeshooling so they can make sure to tag every kid. They elected as governor a playboy, musclehead, immigrant, jackass action-movie star who thinks Richard Nixon was one of the Founding Fathers. And then there's the city of Los Angeles... now THERE'S a steaming cesspool of sun-marinated, inbred criminals, whores, and porn stars the likes of which makes New Orleans look like a church picnic.

Sell it to France, I say. Now. Before it's too late.
Title: Re: "Republic of Texas" Again Pushes for Independence
Post by: prospect on February 24, 2005, 11:51:02 AM
California by itself is the fifth or sixth largest economy in the world.  It could live without US better than we could live without it.  Please check the stats on federal tax paid vs. federal dollars spent by state.  CA contributes far more than it consumes.
Title: Re: "Republic of Texas" Again Pushes for Independence
Post by: Jumboshrimps on February 24, 2005, 11:54:31 AM
California by itself is the fifth or sixth largest economy in the world.  It could live without US better than we could live without it.  Please check the stats on federal tax paid vs. federal dollars spent by state.  CA contributes far more than it consumes.

I've already acknowleged that.

The World Trade Center was one of the largest office buildings in the world in 2000.