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Old November 13 2012, 06:10 AM   #91
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Re: Louisiana petitions Obama for secession.

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Why is it that whenever I hear about Louisiana, all I ever hear is LA LA LA LA LA ... ?
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Old November 13 2012, 07:39 AM   #92
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Re: Louisiana petitions Obama for secession.

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ACHTUNG!

To the multiple people who keep hitting notify on the flame on the previous page for some reason: It's already been dealt with above with an infraction. You can stop notifying us about it now. They don't get double-secret probation if you keep on pressing the button.
See, now I just want to push that button...
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Old November 13 2012, 08:53 AM   #93
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Re: Louisiana petitions Obama for secession.

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ACHTUNG!

To the multiple people who keep hitting notify on the flame on the previous page for some reason: It's already been dealt with above with an infraction. You can stop notifying us about it now. They don't get double-secret probation if you keep on pressing the button.
See, now I just want to push that button...
I double dog dare you!
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Old November 13 2012, 09:45 AM   #94
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Re: Louisiana petitions Obama for secession.

Whatever you do: Do Not Push the Red Button.
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Old November 13 2012, 09:58 AM   #95
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Re: Louisiana petitions Obama for secession.

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ACHTUNG!

To the multiple people who keep hitting notify on the flame on the previous page for some reason: It's already been dealt with above with an infraction. You can stop notifying us about it now. They don't get double-secret probation if you keep on pressing the button.
See, now I just want to push that button...
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Old November 13 2012, 12:23 PM   #96
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Old November 13 2012, 12:39 PM   #97
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Re: Louisiana petitions Obama for secession.

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It has nothing to do with a Democrat in the White House, and you know it. It has everything to do with him being a super-secret-Kenyan-socialist-Nazi-communist-Muslim. Oh, wait, no. It has nothing to do with those things. It's because of the color of his skin. Plain and simple. I said it, I stand by it, and those racist nutjobs might as well stop denying it.
But if it wasn't for them, who would be in the Tea Party?

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Old November 13 2012, 02:01 PM   #98
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Re: Louisiana petitions Obama for secession.

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It has nothing to do with a Democrat in the White House, and you know it. It has everything to do with him being a super-secret-Kenyan-socialist-Nazi-communist-Muslim. Oh, wait, no. It has nothing to do with those things. It's because of the color of his skin. Plain and simple. I said it, I stand by it, and those racist nutjobs might as well stop denying it.
Have you seen the Governor of Louisiana? He is dark as Obama.

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Old November 13 2012, 02:23 PM   #99
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That's it: Racism solved.
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Old November 13 2012, 02:48 PM   #100
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That's it: Racism solved.
Could you please elaborate?
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Old November 13 2012, 03:10 PM   #101
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Re: Louisiana petitions Obama for secession.

Ok. The election of the Obama-skinned person sitting next to your president does absolutely nothing to dispute the point Maestro made unless you can somehow prove the people who signed this petition also support said person, which you can't.

Or to make it more succint: The election of a non-white politician doesn't mean there's no racism among the electorate of that politician. In fact, it doesn't even necessarily mean the people who voted for him aren't racist to some extent.

I can easily imagine a racist cheering for Michael Vick and listening to Whitney Houston songs (or whatever) and even voting for Mr. Jindal, and still use racial slurs about people on their facebook wall or among friends.
There's more racists out there than ones going to the trouble of lynching black people.
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Old November 13 2012, 03:41 PM   #102
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Re: Louisiana petitions Obama for secession.

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It has nothing to do with a Democrat in the White House, and you know it. It has everything to do with him being a super-secret-Kenyan-socialist-Nazi-communist-Muslim. Oh, wait, no. It has nothing to do with those things. It's because of the color of his skin. Plain and simple. I said it, I stand by it, and those racist nutjobs might as well stop denying it.
This is a good place to make wider point. On the one hand, these are often the same people who want to call Obama a despot who flaunts the Constitution (You know "Gaddhafi, recess appointments when there is no recess, yada yada yada - leave out pertinent information to make a point), but on the other they are petitioning the White House to respond, presumably favorably. How irrational is that?! Those propositions tug in logically opposite directions.
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Old November 13 2012, 03:44 PM   #103
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Re: Louisiana petitions Obama for secession.

^^
It's basically the same effort as a facebook-like, I don't think you can really read that much into it. Or you can't presume the people signing the petition put that much thought into it.
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Old November 13 2012, 03:54 PM   #104
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Let's hope the Tenth Doctor isn't a member of this forum...
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Old November 13 2012, 06:29 PM   #105
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Re: Louisiana petitions Obama for secession.

If the condescending attitudes displayed here towards states with a minority that want to secede is prevalent, no wonder there are people who want it. I wonder if anyone ever stopped to consider that for a moment.

But that's the common wisdom these days. Insult first, rationalize later, rarely justify.
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