Monday, November 12, 2012

Downtown Philly?

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Had to

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The Pick

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What are we? Pussies?

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-- Apparently, America is filled with lots of people with time on their hands (possibly thanks to President Obama’s economic policies). TheDC’s executive editor David Martosko reports:

“How would Old Glory look with 30 stars instead of 50? As far-fetched as it may sound, the White House might soon be forced by its own rules to examine the question. On Nov.7, the day after President Barack Obama was re-elected, the White House’s website received a petition asking the administration to allow Louisiana to secede. If 25,000 people sign the petition by Dec. 7, it will ‘require a response’ from the Obama administration, according to published rules of the White House’s online ‘We the People’ program. The Louisiana petition has collected more than 12,000 signatures in four days. A separate effort from Texas has 14,000 supporters. Similar petitions from 18 other states began arriving Nov. 9, bringing the total — for the moment — to 20.”

Let TheDC Morning end the suspense: petitions denied. Time to go back to playing “Trivial Pursuit: Ron Paul Edition,” fellas. This is the conservative equivalent of left-wing Hollywood celebrities threatening to leave the country if George Bush were re-elected. Yawn
. [Jamie Weinstein]

Weinstien is probably right.  But, as I commented in another post, the rationale here, at least in part, is to gauge the local support for secession.  Politicians do what's required of them to stay in office after all.  As for secession, it's all very doable, and in my opinion, necessary.   It's the least likely course of action to end in a horrible civil war, or worse, our quiet acceptance and total subjugation..  The Hollywood left themselves have in the past glorified these struggles; even offer a blueprint (See Ghandi; Che'; Exodus!).  You know I'm right.

* The author does not necessarily subscribe to the above purely philosophical argument.

How about Guam?


Make Mine 25
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  Still Life With Robin: Statehood for PR, Statehood for DC
by Peggy Robin

The good news is that talk of a 51st state is back in the news. The bad news for us is that the focus is on Puerto Rico, not DC. For the first time a majority of Puerto Ricans are in favor of statehood: CNN: Puerto Ricans Favor Statehood For the First Time. However, it's entirely possible that the surge of interest in a 51st state could be converted into good news for DC as well. Among the many reasons that DC has been frustrated in its attempts to gain the benefits of statehood for its citizens are three seemingly trivial but widely, even stubbornly, held arguments:

1. That "50 states" is a nice round number and we should stop there.
2. That the nicely symmetrical design of the field of stars in the US flag would be thrown out of whack by any additional stars.
3. That DC would no longer be the District of Columbia but would get a ridiculous new name, "New Columbia" if it became a state.

Statehood for Puerto Rico could work to counter all three of these arguments. [I'd rather suck the carbuncle on Janet Napolitano's ass]

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Nanny State Mugged by the Police State

                            Nanny State: One regulation away from total bliss         
The Police State                              

We know You'll Agree
Because We know Where You Live

Note that I have retired "Nanny State," and will henceforth publish that content in " Police State"  files. There  is a difference. 

Nanny State conjures Aunt Bee treating us like children; making sure we clean behind the ears, and hooded bits.  

A Police State is when Aunt Bee becomes "The Bitch of Buchenwald", sort of a modern day Janet . She knows when you've been naughty and ignored a state directive, and will send agents to apply proper discipline.  Liberals love this new dichotomy, where for instance their president need only issue a decree, a.k.a, Executive Order, and it's  "law of the land".  Liberal municipalities  still must pass laws through legislative means, buut in Liberal cauldrens it's just formality.  Attach new rules onto an election ballot; enactment is pretty much automatic.  Nothing is too small (or big, in the example) to escape their attention. To wit:

LA Form Rubber John Police

Boned Jello
For all the headline-making changes wins for gay rights, women, and marijuana Tuesday night, one social issue that was voted upon has gone less noticed nationally: porn. Los Angeles County's victorious Measure B, known as the condoms-in-porn law, will require any adult-film productions shot in the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles County Department of Health to make use of condoms and other safer sex practices—a policy that will be enforced by on-set health inspectors and law enforcement.


The Twenty Five United States of America - Mug

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