Yeah, it’s Olbermann, but…

Anyway, I’ll just leave this tidbit for you to ponder upon regarding Texas.

  1. Uncle Patso says:

    # 9 Joe said,

    “Not that I support the idea, but where does Olberman think tax revenue comes from? He seems to think that the federal government just generates tax receipts by itself and is a gift to the states. If Texas does secede, money from taxes would stay in Texas and not have to be routed through the feds.”

    He’s not saying they’ll miss the spending, he’s saying they might miss the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Border Patrol, Postal Service, and they might actually end up spending _more_ for those things and other essentials than they are now.

    Another poster commented that they wouldn’t really need an army, just a navy. I disagree — there are any number of countries that would just love to get their hands on all that oil. They might even end up fighting each other over who gets to invade. Or maybe they’ll all gang up and join forces — Texans haven’t exactly been known for their delicacy, tact or concern for fairness in their dealings with Latin America…

    As for Alphie’s post #24, I feel like I should forward it to the Pulp Fantasy Society’s awards committee!

  2. Dallas says:

    Republicans just thrive on rhetoric, don’t they. It’s the way to herd their sheep.

  3. Johan says:

    Olberman, wtf?

    Nobody needs the CIA, FDA, CDC, etc. It’s all bullshit, and it all costs too much. I’m not an american, but we’ve got similar issues over here, and c’mon, we just don’t need all those government run agencies.

    Mute point by mr Olberman. What a moron.

  4. Patrick says:

    # 41 Uncle Patso said, “He’s not saying they’ll miss the spending, he’s saying they might miss the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Border Patrol, Postal Service,”

    Right, shows that he’s an true idiot.

  5. Rich says:

    If Texas exited the Union, I believe right-minded activists in other states would watch to see what happens after, and possibly hatch their own plans…

  6. Mr. Fusion says:

    #43, Cow-Patty,

    Right, shows that he’s an true idiot.

    Ok, lets check this out.

    Intelligent, thoughtful posts:
    Cow-Patty … Uncle P.

    No contest, Uncle P.


    Stays on topic:
    Cow-Patty … Uncle P.

    Occasionally vs all the time, Uncle P. for the win!


    Fact vs bullshit:
    Cow-Patty … Uncle P.

    WHOA, Uncle P. hands down!


    Nope, no comparison. It must be jealousy.

  7. Mr. Fusion says:

    #10, Ayatollah1,

    The Feds are too stupid to rule…

    Without Federal Civil Rights laws would Texas still have Jim Crow laws? Or would they still even be a slave State?

    How many Texans have been saved from starving to death by Social Security?

    How many Texans are alive today because Medicaid and Medicare paid for their medical treatment?

    How many Texans have been saved because of Federal Regulations on seat belts, drugs, and food processing?

    How many Texans have been educated in State Universities set up under the Land Grant Colleges Acts?

    By Ayatollah1′s definition, I am a moonbat loon, and proud of it!

  8. Patrick says:

    # 45 Rich said, “If Texas exited the Union, I believe right-minded activists in other states would watch to see what happens after, and possibly hatch their own plans…”

    This would be highly probable.

  9. Patrick says:

    Here’s a link for those that don’t understand business, capital & this issue.

  10. Cicuta says:

    Governor Perry, you are a genius! I fully support your initiative. By the way, when you secede, please take Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia with you. But wait … If you act in the next 20 minutes we will add Louisiana, Tennessee and S. Carolina as a bonus to you.

  11. Common_Sense says:

    #43 Johan – “Mute point by mr Olberman. What a moron.”

    Look, I believe that communicating one’s point is often enough for casual conversation, and that effective communication doesn’t always require technical accuracy with grammar, spelling, or typos.

    That said, you should know that calling someone a moron loses a little of its sting when you misuse a word in such close proximity. Points are all mute, because they don’t speak. The word you’re reaching for is moot. Different word, different pronunciation. (And you’re right – the whole thing is a moot point, because it isn’t going to happen. Olberman is an entertainer masquerading as a broadcaster just like Rush is. He happens to be more accurate than Rush, but that doesn’t change that he’s trying to attract viewers by appealing to their inherent bias and runs a news show where style rates higher than substance. Different shades of the same color, though that’s just my opinion.)

    Of course, if we really want to parse words, there’s some interesting stuff out there on the actual meaning of the word, as opposed to it’s common language and legal use. We could really muddy the waters with all that, but I’m not going to go there. I’m already sounding too much like the grammar nerd crowd, and that’s really not my intent. (That ship may well have sailed, I know.)

  12. hilarious says:

    #51 your point about Olberman being more accurate than Rush is completely like someone who is addicted to msnbc’s obsession of him. You’ve probably never listened to Rush, or deciphered what Olberman was instigating.

    Succession isn’t “stupidity” or TREASON. It is within our constitutional bounds and probable. When the government oversteps its authority (ex. when it reaches into the private sector to tell them how to do it [since they know more about it than the people that have been running the show for years right?!] or give away our money to ‘help’ a failing industry, just to prove that throwing money doesn’t help in the end, against our wishes) we have the right to abolish it in whichever way we deem most expedient. (Texas Constitution Article 1)

    Olberman is a moron. A prime example of the liberal media who is trying to shape the thinking of Americans to support their Fascist agenda. Wake up. Go read your Constitution. Support it and uphold it, or they’ll destroy it with any given opportunity.

  13. melintexas says:

    Olderman’s an idiot. Texas doesn’t need washington, they need us.
    Most of us are preparing to secede in the wake of the collapsing dollar. We will gladly detach ourselves in order to escape the consequences that come with a collapsed currency. Its a given that OK, AR, LA, NM will ask to join us so they can also escape the federal dept. A civil war probably wouldn’t happen like before because only one country would be solvent enough to have a military, us!
    Money makes the world go around and Texas is the only state left with any!