Blue State Secession

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Mookow

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Originally posted by: OrByte
I was telling this to a co-worker earlier today.

Everytime I see the image of the US broken down by Red and Blue States I think about John Titor

:Q

Goddamnit, look at it on the county level.
 

OrByte

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Originally posted by: Mookow
Originally posted by: OrByte
I was telling this to a co-worker earlier today.

Everytime I see the image of the US broken down by Red and Blue States I think about John Titor

:Q

Goddamnit, look at it on the county level.


nooo daddy make the bad men go away!!!!!
 

Corn

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It's amusing reading these real "patriots" talk of secession.

 

Infohawk

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We can't have civil war or division YET. Why? There's not the idendity set up yet. First, we need to build the idendity of the blue states. More and more people are realizing blue states are different but it hasn't quite become part of the blue state consciousness. Once there is an identity, blue states will realize they are half the country and cannot be pushed around by a 100% red state government. At that point, the talk of taking more radical measures will be useful.
 

OneOfTheseDays

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People need to realize that much of the US is actually unpopulated. Most people live in cities and a lot of the red you see is freaking land mass. How else would Kerry get 48% of the popular vote if America was really that red?
 

glugglug

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There have been talks for years about NYC seceeding and forming it's own state, due to a spending vs. taxing relationship at the city/state level similar to the blue states relationship at the state/federal level. You red states will probably get upstate New York thrown into the deal. ;)
 

FuzzyBee

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Originally posted by: Sudheer Anne
People need to realize that much of the US is actually unpopulated. Most people live in cities and a lot of the red you see is freaking land mass where the food I eat every day is grown. How else would Kerry get 48% of the popular vote if America was really that red?

Just figured I'd fix it for you ;)
 

OneOfTheseDays

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Originally posted by: FuzzyBee
Originally posted by: Sudheer Anne
People need to realize that much of the US is actually unpopulated. Most people live in cities and a lot of the red you see is freaking land mass where the food I eat every day is grown. How else would Kerry get 48% of the popular vote if America was really that red?

Just figured I'd fix it for you ;)

I live in CA. We have the 5th largest economy in the world. We grow plenty of food my friend.
 

Mookow

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Apr 24, 2001
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Originally posted by: Sudheer Anne
People need to realize that much of the US is actually unpopulated. Most people live in cities and a lot of the red you see is freaking land mass. How else would Kerry get 48% of the popular vote if America was really that red?

True, however do you see any really large, contiguous patches of blue? Militarily, it generally isnt good to be surrounded. So, unless you've got a large supply of frozen, cloned Chesty Pullers...
 

charrison

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Originally posted by: Sudheer Anne
Originally posted by: FuzzyBee
Originally posted by: Sudheer Anne
People need to realize that much of the US is actually unpopulated. Most people live in cities and a lot of the red you see is freaking land mass where the food I eat every day is grown. How else would Kerry get 48% of the popular vote if America was really that red?

Just figured I'd fix it for you ;)

I live in CA. We have the 5th largest economy in the world. We grow plenty of food my friend.



Just wait till your water gets cut off:D
 

MidasKnight

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Originally posted by: Tylanner
People are overreacting to this election.

Talk of moving out of the country? Secession?

How could you possibly secede when in every Blue state, almost half of the voters voted for bush...

Is this Dr. Zoltan Grossman a nut?



Good point. Just angy losers crying in their lattes :D
 

FuzzyBee

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Jan 22, 2000
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Originally posted by: Sudheer Anne
Originally posted by: FuzzyBee
Originally posted by: Sudheer Anne
People need to realize that much of the US is actually unpopulated. Most people live in cities and a lot of the red you see is freaking land mass where the food I eat every day is grown. How else would Kerry get 48% of the popular vote if America was really that red?

Just figured I'd fix it for you ;)

I live in CA. We have the 5th largest economy in the world. We grow plenty of food my friend.

And you depend on the rest of the US to ply your wares. It'll sure cut into the profits when Arizona cuts off the tap, and Nevada trips the circuit breaker and... well, I can't think of any other corny cliches, but you know what I mean.

Besides, don't they grow the food in the red counties? They may have an issue with secession.
 

her209

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Oct 11, 2000
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Originally posted by: charrison
Just wait till your water gets cut off:D
I don't know where all the farmers in the red states will get their water from either.
 

Insane3D

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Pffft...the midwest and south wouldn't be able to handle the cold...we would just have to wait until the winter. :p

Oh, and up here in NH, the "newest" blue state ;) , we have some of the most lax gun laws in the country, and our motto is "Live Free or Die"...enter @ your own risk!

That goes for Massachusetts too...:|

;)
 

FuzzyBee

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Originally posted by: her209
Originally posted by: charrison
Just wait till your water gets cut off:D
I don't know where all the farmers in the red states will get their water from either.

Um - the Mississippi? The Colorado (from which CA currently gets a lot of water)?
 

her209

No Lifer
Oct 11, 2000
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Originally posted by: FuzzyBee
Um - the Mississippi? The Colorado (from which CA currently gets a lot of water)?
The Mississippi starts in Minnesota. Is Arizona an agricultural state?
 

AntiEverything

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Absolutely hilarious. Liberals talking about secession. Remember the last group who wanted to secede? A bunch of slave owning rednecks. *edit out stupid comment :p*

It never fails, people become that which they hate the most.
 

Tylanner

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Sep 18, 2004
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Amazing this thread got far enough to start talking about how specific states will sustain themselves in the event they secede.

You people have lots of time :)
 

Mill

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Originally posted by: AntiEverything
Absolutely hilarious. Liberals talking about secession. Remember the last group who wanted to secede? A bunch of slave owning rednecks. It took a Democrat to keep the nation together.

It never fails, people become that which they hate the most.

Lincoln was a Rep, dude.
 

AntiEverything

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LOL, yeah, you're right. My point stands. Secession was last attempted by those that the liberals currently hate. Everything always comes full circle.
 

Rainsford

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Apr 25, 2001
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Originally posted by: AntiEverything
LOL, yeah, you're right. My point stands. Secession was last attempted by those that the liberals currently hate. Everything always comes full circle.

You guys are funny.

What percentage of liberals do you really think would even consider leaving? 2%...5%, maybe if you are lucky and Jesus loves you more than usual.

Otherwise, put down the crackpipe and maybe we can talk about some REAL issues.
 

Excelsior

Lifer
May 30, 2002
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Originally posted by: Mill
Originally posted by: AntiEverything
Absolutely hilarious. Liberals talking about secession. Remember the last group who wanted to secede? A bunch of slave owning rednecks. It took a Democrat to keep the nation together.

It never fails, people become that which they hate the most.

Lincoln was a Rep, dude.

Those "rednecks" founded the first public university.
 

Excelsior

Lifer
May 30, 2002
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Originally posted by: AntiEverything
LOL, yeah, you're right. My point stands. Secession was last attempted by those that the liberals currently hate. Everything always comes full circle.

The republicans then are most definitely not the same as the current ones.