Yeah, it’s Olbermann, but…

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

  1. jescott418 says:

    I would rather see California do it.

  2. Sister Mary Hand Grenade of Quiet Reflection says:

    A new country – Mexas.

  3. ECA says:

    WHY leave?
    Anyone seen a list of the corps and companies that ARE IN/headquartered in texas??

    IF they sede, then we can CUT OFF THE HEAD of about 1/2 the corps. RESTRICT them from spreading out, and taking money BACK INTO TEXAS.

    Whats lost?? OIL!
    Texas has one of the biggest supply chains of OIL. WHICH means the USA would be hit by INFLATED GAS PRICES..

    WHAT texas dont have..
    They may have cattle, but a good share is sold to RICH restaurants. we get to sell them a GOOD share of beef and FOODS..

  4. Mark T. says:

    Olberman is an idiot. Does he really expect Texas to continue to send $40-50 billion in federal taxes to D.C. after they hypothetically secede? That money would stay in Texas and would be spent locally for all the things that are now funded by federal money. AND there would be no federal mandates so spending could easily be decreased.

    So what if Texas would have to build some new post offices. Big whoop.

    Secondly, Texas would become a haven for business. Business would not flee but rather flock to Texas.

    And Olberman spent a big amount of his argument on sports franchises. Who gives a F***. They are private businesses that pamper a handful of millionaire athletes. Texas will be fine without a NFL team. And who will the Longhorns play? Um, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, U of Houston, Baylor, SMU, Rice, etc… just like with the old Southwest Conference. But who gives a crap anyway. What a lame argument to not secede.

    As for the border fence, it will be on the north to prevent the Americans from coming south, not vice versa (I actually know several Oklahoma residents that want their state join the Republic of Texas).

    As for the influx of Hispanics to Texas, when Texas can finally control their own borders and deport illegals then the hispanic population will plummet. The Federal Government should be doing that now but choose not to.

    As for shooting pigs from helicopters (a total non sequitur there, Uncle Dave), pigs are not native to Texas. The Spanish brought them from Europe. They are a huge nuisance that cause widespread crop damage. Anything to improve culling ferrel hogs is welcome here.

  5. BubbaRay says:

    # 3 Sister Mary Hand Grenade of Quiet Reflection said, “It would immediately raise the IQ of our nation by 50%.”

    Sure, we’ll keep Dell, TI, Cisco, all the telecom company R&D sites. Go start your own.

    # 4 qsabe said, “Wow, no Texas cowboy yokels left to start frivolous wars for personal profit and destroy the American economy. Big plus.. Go. Go! Go Please!”

    Hey, the US voted ’em in. Buffoons all.

    We’ll keep Lockheed, Raytheon, Bell, Carswell, Dyess, Lackland, Randolph, and the Johnson Space Center, too, as well as the McDonald Observatory, big oil, electronics, food, and an enormous mfg. base. Good bye.

  6. derspankster says:

    Quite a few of you people are really fucked up. Likely 20 somethings that don’t know their arses from a hole in the ground. Sometimes I wish I could go back and be a kid – back when I knew it all.

  7. Alfred1 says:

    I think it inevitable…The Nation of Texas will exist soon…as borrowing/spending trillions cause the hyper inflation Obama’s teleprompter said it would:

    Long-Term Debt Load ‘Unsustainable’

    Obama and this Congress will go down as the worst ever in the history of man…

  8. Hatman says:

    On the subject of sports, he forgets to mention that the Grizzlies and Expos were both profitable in Canada, without ever having US TV contracts. The fact that they folded had more to do with mismanagement and sabotage than being from an out of US market. Also, baseball and basketball are far more popular in Texas than here. Canada can support 6 major league hockey teams and 8 major league football teams. If Canada can support 18 major league sports teams with only 7 million more people than Texas, then Texas can surely support their 10 major league sports teams.

    Texas would be more than capable of leaving on its own. It would be the 15th wealthiest country in the world by GDP if it did leave. Speaking from above the 49th, i would love to watch this happen. If a referendum to secede from the union could be passed, I can’t imagine that the rest of the US could justify stopping them. I don’t know why they would want to.

  9. Cursor_ says:

    The ONLY way Texas could make it is to become like the Cayman Islands and Cambodia.

    Of course then they would join Venezuela as pariahs of the Western Hemisphere.


  10. 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!

  11. Dallas says:

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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…

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

  18. Patrick says:

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

  19. 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.

  20. 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.)

  21. 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.

  22. 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!


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