Southern Loon Watch: the Texas Edition

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

When the state of Texas isn’t busying itself with school board hearings on teaching creationism in public schools, or passing laws limiting the length of cheerleaders skirts, or telling Asian-Americans to Americanize their names, you’re left with the nutcase governor declaring sovereignty from U.S.

Transcript of this video:

I believe the federal government has become oppressive. It’s become oppressive in its size, its intrusion in the lives of its citizens, and its interference with the affaris of our state.

Texans need to ask themselves a question. Do they side with those in Washington who are pursuing this unprecendented expansion of power, or do they believe in individual rights and responsibilities laid down in our foundational documents.

Where’re you gonna’ stand? With an ever-growing Washington bureaucracy, or are you going to stand with the people of this state who understand the importance of state’s rights.

Texans need to stand up. They need to be heard, because the state of affairs that we find ourselves in cannot continue indefinitely…

We think it’s time to draw the line in the sand and tell Washington that no longer are we going to accept their oppressive hand in the state of Texas. That’s what this press conference, that’s what these Texans are standing up for. There is a point in time where you stand up and say enough is enough, and I think Americans, and Texans especially have reached that point.

I couldn’t agree more, Gov. Perry. I think the American people have reached “that point” too. As far as I’m concerned, Texas needs to pack its bag, fold its tent and declare itself an independent nation. The only things Texas has ever contributed to this nation is big hair and George W. Bush.

I’m sure Washington DC would be more than happy to take your seat in the Union.

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22 Responses to Southern Loon Watch: the Texas Edition

  1. Mets Fan says:

    It’s not outside the realm of possibility for Texas to leave the Unions and take George and Laura Bush, along with Kay Bailey Hutchinson and John Cornyn along too.

    They can petition the Congress for full and complete independence, draft plans to mint their own currency, and refuse to participate in the U.S. economic system. They can also pass a resolution to rejecting the Constitution and print their own passports. Next, they can ask the UN to seat them as a sovereign nation.

    I love it. I hope it happens and I agree, Texas can easily be replace by Washington DC or Puerto Rico, if they’re interested.

  2. Bill Hussein O'Reilly says:

    Those Lone Star State asswipes never squawked when their boy Bush was in office, creating war and debt and destroying our stature across the planet.

    Adios, Texas. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

  3. toujoursdan says:

    How is this stuff not incitement to treason?

    I should add that I lived in Dallas from 2001-2005. All the major cities of Texas are relatively liberal. Dallas has had as many as three openly gay city councilors and currently has a lesbian sheriff. Austin is even more liberal. All the major cities: Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio, voted for Obama in 2008. I doubt any of them want to be part of a right-wing dominated independent Texas.

    I say we invoke the same principle that’s invoked every time Quebec makes a bid for independence from Canada. If Texas can partition the United States, then the United States can partition Texas and keep the major cities.

    Finally Rick Perry is pretty unpopular. He was elected with less than 40% of the vote in a 3 way race.

  4. toujoursdan says:

    Why is WordPress freaking out?

  5. Sue in Kansas says:

    Perry’s statement sounds like the words of Sarah Palin’s choice for AG of Alaska. Wayne Anthony Ross called the Federal Government the “enemy”. If it weren’t for the good people in both Texas and Alaska, I would say let them go. Wonder how Alaska would do with out all the federal money that goes there? The highest per capita in the U.S. These people are nuts!

  6. Toujoursdan,

    WordPress has been acting up lately. They can be a pain.

    As to the question of Texas treason, it’s a good one.

  7. Sue in Kansas,

    I agree. Let both Alaska and Texas go. They are pretty well useless and can easily be replaced.

  8. R.J. says:

    My family ditched Texas a long time ago and never looked back. We can do the same with these treasonous bastards.

  9. Peace Nick says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong but wasn’t the last state to successfully secede was South Carolina back in 1860?

    I keep seeing Rick Perry’s name at the top of Palin’s short list for veep if she successfully runs for president on 2012.

    If Texas secedes, how will these lunatics affect the change they allegedly want to bring?

  10. I LIKED big hair. 🙂

    Other than that, I’ve got nothing to add.

  11. Fran says:

    Keep Alaska!!!!

    Texasghanistan- they already have a rogue warlord- Bush!

  12. JollyRoger says:

    You may remember that these “republic” asshats were all the rage back in the 1990s too. I would absolutely LOVE to see Texas gone; they’ve contributed the worst politicians this country has ever had to contend with.

    For any Texan who wants out, there’s a nice website for you. I suggest you go there, and tell as many of your wingnut asshat friends as you can.

  13. J.D. says:

    I hope Rick Perry realizes that if Texas secedes he won’t be President of Texas…that’s Chuck Norris’ job.

  14. VicoDANIEL says:

    I’ll be a bit more harsh.

    Let’s pray to the Flying Spaghetti Monster that a comet lands on the state of Texas causing a 50 foot deep crater covering the entire state.

    Then, the Army Corps of Engineers can fill it with fresh water and the USA can have the first new lake in our history.

  15. Estacada says:

    I like Daniel’s idea.

    Maybe the best solution yet on what to do about the Lone Star State.

  16. Where is Molly Ivins when you need her?

  17. libhomo says:

    Maybe Alaska and Texas can go to war with each other if they leave the union.

  18. jimmy says:

    Texas rates among the highest in teen pregnancies, people living in poverty, and illiteracy rates in the nation.

    Sounds like you really got a handle on it Gov.

  19. Andy says:

    Texas also has our nation’s fattest cities… If Texas secedes, they’ll have a lock on “world’s fattest nation” – as well as stupidest, most ignorant, etc…

  20. Scott Dancer says:

    My parents are preparing to retire and they subscribe to a retirement magazine popular with people in their age bracket.

    This month’s issue has an interesting piece about the mistake people make when looking for a state to retire to. The article says retirees often look at states with no income tax like Texas thinking this will save them money but in fact, no income states get the money other ways like in high property taxes and high fees on car registration and property transfers.

    The fact is, while Texas is one of only three states in the black, they are mandated by law to have a balanced budget each year and they achieve this by minimally funding services like access to life saving mammography for poor women and under-funding child healthcare to poor children. Also, public school teachers in Texas are among the lowest paid in the country.

  21. This kind of behavior concerns me on many levels. When the rhetoric ratchets up to this level it fans the flames and incites violence against the gov’t.

    As someone who was raised in the rural Virginia with relatives who to this day take great pride in the fact that we had relatives fighting in the Civil War I know all too well how deep these feelings can run.

    My guess is that this kind of talk will keep up until another Tim McVeigh rears his head and blows up some Gov’t building. Then these Tea Party nutjobs will go on the TV and show their true colors and we will see just how unamerican they really are.

  22. daMamma says:

    If Texas and Alaska have that much trouble being a part of the Union, then perhaps they should not receive a penny in Federal Tax Dollars. Both states get back far more than they have ever put into the kitty. Any state that wants to start yapping like a kicked puppy about how the Federal Government abuses them should give up their Federal Funding for a year. See how well that goes over with the general populace. Bet the leadership gets the boot on the PDQ!

    Then perhaps other states like California, Massachusetts and New York would get a little more back. After all they do pay in the most and get the least per capita.

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