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53. I am totally down for packing Texas's bags
Thu Feb 1, 2024, 02:57 PM
Feb 1

El peso will be a part of New Mexico the next day. The military base closures and end to social security and Medicaid checks will have them crying in one month.

lol. I said T-Rump would never win. BootinUp Feb 1 #1
Really? Arthur_Frain Feb 1 #2
Oh, did I miss the class? Stinky The Clown Feb 1 #10
One didn't have to be present from 1861 to 1865 to learn it. Arthur_Frain Feb 1 #11
It would be nothing like the Civil War. There would be less than zero need for a military response. Scrivener7 Feb 1 #38
Ultimately leftieNanner Feb 1 #3
Abbott never talks about it.... LeftInTX Feb 1 #8
WE should be showing what an empty threat it is. Whenever the topic is raised by a republiQan, our Scrivener7 Feb 1 #39
Never happen lovebugg Feb 1 #4
Exactly Emile Feb 1 #23
What do parents do when the 4 year old says they are running away? Silent Type Feb 1 #5
I am totally down for packing Texas's bags d_r Feb 1 #53
"Let the erring sisters go in peace--- and cut them off DemocraticPatriot Feb 1 #6
Just to play along with the question... William Gustafson Feb 1 #7
Yes, one of the demands of Texas succession would be that they build and pay for the wall... Omnipresent Feb 1 #34
Would the Dallas Cowboys be eligible for the Super Bowl? lastlib Feb 1 #36
Would TX electoral votes be seceded from the election? Captain Zero Feb 1 #40
No point in wasting time on a hypothetical that simply isn't possible. TwilightZone Feb 1 #9
It's an astroturf campaign by the usual Russian suspects Rstrstx Feb 1 #12
same ones doing the campaigns to break up California and make the PNW secede MistakenLamb Feb 1 #30
heres what would happen moonshinegnomie Feb 1 #13
And the GOP would lose Congress. C_U_L8R Feb 1 #15
All of these things...and probably a civil war within Texas Buckeyeblue Feb 1 #19
I wouldn't go to Arkansas Bucky Feb 1 #26
im considering colorado moonshinegnomie Feb 1 #45
New Mexico seems to have affordable housing and a nice climate Buckeyeblue Feb 1 #58
thats also a possibility moonshinegnomie Feb 1 #59
Also, a lot of the idiots pushin secession are whites Vogon_Glory Feb 1 #31
No SS payments to TX folks. No longer citizens, passports invalidated and no chance to travel anywhere. Stock.... machoneman Feb 1 #32
Outside of SS payments Zeitghost Feb 1 #47
IIRC Zeitghost Feb 1 #46
Would not be eligible for Social Security or Medicare. LiberalFighter Feb 1 #60
they already have toll roads here moonshinegnomie Feb 1 #61
Well, if it's Texas... Grumpy Old Guy Feb 1 #14
Send in the FBI accompanied by troops to... LudwigPastorius Feb 1 #16
They'd lose all federal funding and benefits. Elessar Zappa Feb 1 #17
I don't see why Social Security would stop for current beneficiaries dsc Feb 1 #21
I'm pretty sure if you renounce your citizenship you lose SSI Bucky Feb 1 #25
There are some pitfalls, but you can continue to collect benefits if you properly earned them unblock Feb 1 #28
Texas gets $1.60 in return for every $1.00 it sends to Washington. That alone makes this a RW fantasy. n/t CincyDem Feb 1 #41
it's just performance for the cult Skittles Feb 1 #18
Their economy folds day one, no functioning airports, shipping ends from nearly every US company hlthe2b Feb 1 #20
Exactly +1 Emile Feb 1 #22
Not to mention JPK Feb 1 #52
The U.S. could blockade their coastlines Wicked Blue Feb 1 #35
Latin American drug cartels have boats, even some big ones, possibly some submarines Attilatheblond Feb 1 #43
Pick up an American history book and read chapter 17 Bucky Feb 1 #24
It would become mass shakeout of property rights and debts, just like a divorce bucolic_frolic Feb 1 #27
The loss of two Republican Senators and 24 Representatives....I can live with that! 303squadron Feb 1 #29
Oh goodie! We lose all those onerous, self-indulgent TX Senators and Reps! Hooray! machoneman Feb 1 #33
Texas? The smart thing would be to say, "Buh bye" and wait for THEM to beg to come back. Scrivener7 Feb 1 #37
This feels like settled law Johonny Feb 1 #42
Dissolution is the least worst path forward. Voltaire2 Feb 1 #44
It's only illegal until they do it, then it becomes legal Polybius Feb 1 #48
Let 'em go, and fuck 'em. Aristus Feb 1 #49
For what purpose? Caliman73 Feb 1 #50
I'd say claudette Feb 1 #51
They cant angrychair Feb 1 #54
They had that problem in 1861. Progressive dog Feb 1 #55
California, too. Torchlight Feb 1 #56
one more thing to consider moonshinegnomie Feb 1 #57
Something like this: Happy Hoosier Feb 1 #62
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