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Old 12th Sep 2014, 22:24
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One law for thee (commoners) and another for me (uber-rich liberal):





Billionaire Allen backs gun control while trying to buy German tank - Seattle gun rights | Examiner.com
One more reason to buy a Mac.
 
Old 12th Sep 2014, 22:28
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His legacy would then at least be balanced by the honest admission of a grave error.

The only grave error he is willing to admit to is that he didn't transform America into a full blown socialist country.
 
Old 13th Sep 2014, 00:14
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Pres Cheney's admin set the withdrawal date and failed to get a protection of forces agreement to have the option to leave a residual force from their own paid puppet.

If we had been stupid enough to leave troops behind the US would have seen 100's of them returned in body bags. This current IS push has not cost one American's life in Iraq.

The plan to use air power to support locals on the ground is sound. If locals will not fight screw them.

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Old 13th Sep 2014, 00:37
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The Palin's staying true to their white trash roots.

'It was like the Jerry Springer show': Eyewitnesses reveal how Palin pack started bloody brawl with Willow's ex as Sarah 'crawled over people to get in the fight' | Mail Online

The guy Bristol hit seven times as he defended a woman from their attack should have decked the S hut with an L.

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Old 13th Sep 2014, 01:57
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The Sultan ever the expert on Military Affairs and History.....not!

Sultan, sweetheart, who was President and bragged about ending the War in Iraq and withdrawing all American Troops (sans SOFA of course)?

A hint, it was not Bush.

We left Thousands of Troops behind in Germany Japan, and Korea.....how many came home in Body Bags?

Perhaps you ought to stick to reading Osprey PR Flyers or something as you sure don't read any history or military studies other than Democrat Talking Points it appears.
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Old 13th Sep 2014, 03:57
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The guy Bristol hit seven times as he defended a woman from their attack should have decked the S hut with an L.
Righto, he could go on to a career in the NFL.

SteynOnline: Coalition of the Unwilling.
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Old 13th Sep 2014, 14:27
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Seen in a discussion about Texas seceding from the United States and a classic comment!


The idea is small now but growing. Five years ago, i would have voted no! Today, I am on the fence, in five years if things keep going as the last five have, i will man the Alamo for independece!
Great Job Barry......keep up the good work.


Sultan better get a reservation in for a U-Haul Truck as they are going to become scarce when Texas becomes its own country once again.
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Old 13th Sep 2014, 14:55
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Bob, are you going to let him in?
 
Old 13th Sep 2014, 17:11
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If Texas splits I'm going to get in line to be a citizen of Texas.

The same questions will come up as are now coming up in Scotland and Catalonia.

How would the new, smaller country fare vis-a-vis what they have now?

There would be dislocations, but when the ship is sinking, and the crew sailing it seems to be inept or even wanting to run it aground, at some point you decide to abandon it. We haven't reached that point yet, but every election draws us closer.

I think a Free Texas, left to its own devices, would be a marvelous place for me to live - quite attuned to how I see things should be. It wouldn't be for everyone, and wouldn't be a free ride on the back of someone else's labor, but I think it would be good.
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Old 13th Sep 2014, 19:11
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We'll carve out an enclave in Austin between Cesar Chavez (!) St., MoPac, I-35 and 290 and give it back to whatever is left of the States. Sultan can start his blog from there, in full view of where surely will be a new Cuban embassy and empty bakeries with rationed queues for challah bread.

Outside of the stench of liberal politics and bad cappuccinos, there's not much to miss there.

The new Texas Capitol at the historic Washington-on-the-Brazos will be a nice return to our roots. Might even keep the old log cabin there as the Capitol building, lest any politicians suffer from delusions of grandeur.
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Old 13th Sep 2014, 22:29
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That would leave an available star on the flag. Start the bidding war...


Texas, here I come. Stop off in Arizona to pick up all the weapons I own but cant keep in California.
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Old 13th Sep 2014, 23:44
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The West Coast ...

West Coast keep clear of those sharks...


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Old 14th Sep 2014, 01:39
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Just an exercise. I've thought quite a lot about this. But what would be the states joining Texas in secession? I think:

Oklahoma
Kansas
Nebraska
Wyoming
South Dakota
North Dakota
Arizona
Florida
Alabama
Mississippi
South Carolina
Louisiana
Montana
Idaho
Utah

That would make a damn good country by my reckoning.
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Old 14th Sep 2014, 02:14
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Two Thirds of North Carolina and Virginia too!
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Old 14th Sep 2014, 02:34
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Alberta?
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Old 14th Sep 2014, 04:37
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Dushan,

That was BC, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan back in the early to mid 80's under Peter Lougheeds reign.
Gathered quite a bit of steam, unfortunately not enough though.
But I did love the line: Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark.
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Old 14th Sep 2014, 07:14
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Yes, I remember that. I was getting ready to head West. The good ol' days of full page ads by ATS and Suncor for hundreds of IT (DP, in those days) jobs.
 
Old 14th Sep 2014, 15:21
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Alberta and the other prairie provinces would be welcome additions.

Interesting, too, is how the sanctity of existing state borders would hold in the event of US schism.

I know my own state, Michigan, outside the borders of Detroit and a few other moribund post-industrial, bankrupted cities, would be whole-hearted in their clamoring for inclusion in the Texas juggernaut. You could say the same for the non-metropolitan areas of many of the states, even California, New York, Illinois, and Pennsylvania, where the productive out lands suffer the foolishness of their Blue, money-sucking, urban dystopias.

Maybe those islands of despair, ruined by left-wing populism, corruption, counterproductive and damaging economic and cultural values, will find themselves surrounded by a sea of prosperous and hostile Americans. Of course they would no longer have the working class paying for their profligacy. Maybe then we could start to rebuild the USA.
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Old 14th Sep 2014, 15:53
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The Greeks had City States didn't they?

What would the Cities have to offer to the rest of us I wonder?
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Old 14th Sep 2014, 16:52
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Texas?

I'd likely emigrate there, although i'd have a real challenge mastering the language. (Vocabulary, euphemisms, syntax, ...)

Word usage as well. "Whale" as a verb is not something I'm used to.

My wife got off the plane in San Angelo, holding her hat and asked the agent "Does the wind always blow this way?"

The response (Texas drawl) "No, Ma'm, sometimes it turns around and blows the other way."

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