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Poll Of The Day

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Separatists Win In Catalonia

Pro-secession parties won a commanding number of seats yesterday in Spain’s Catalonia region. Flying pro-independence flags – a lone star against yellow and red stripes – Catalan voters on Sunday handed 87 seats, almost two-thirds of the local parliament, to four different parties that want a referendum on secession. But voters also punished the movement’s figurehead, Catalan President Artur Mas. …

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Catalonia Votes Today On Secession

Spain’s Catalonia region is voting today on secession. If the pro-secession party wins a majority, a referendum on independence would likely follow within two years. More than 8,000 polling stations opened across the northeastern region at 9 a.m. local time today to select 135 lawmakers who will decide whether to press on with regional President Artur Mas’s plan for a …

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White House Petition Of The Day

I’m not sure what “crystal weed” might be, but this makes pretty much as much sense as the secession petitions.

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Who’s Posting Those Petitions?

The press has begun looking into the authors of all those secession petitions. The results are unsurprising. “Derrick B.,” the man who started a petition seeking Alabama’s withdrawal from the U.S., is a truck driving, knife collecting former owner of a topless car wash who describes himself as “an absolute Libertarian.” Derrick Belcher, 45, of Chunchula, said in an interview …

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WND’s Joseph Farah: It’s Time For Christians To Divorce From America

Joseph Farah: I am convinced we’ve got to begin forming new communities of the faithful and declare our separation and independence once again, just as our courageous founders did 236 years ago. We need to be prepared to defend ourselves, our families, our fortunes and our sacred honor. Barack Obama was right about one thing: America is no longer a …

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Texas Leads Secession Requests

Citizens from 47 states have now posted petitions demanding that they be allowed to secede from the United States. Virtually all of the signatures are merely symbolic to be sure, but  the Texas petition has so many signatures that the White House, according to its own rules, must review the demand. From the right wing Daily Caller: A petition from …

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Headline Of The Day

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EU To Secessionists: New Countries Don’t Automatically Earn Membership

With secessionist movements gaining strength in several countries, the head of European Commission has declared that any new nation thus created will have to re-apply for membership in the European Union. The Scottish National Party, in particular, has been reassuring the public that they would retain their EU citizenship. EU citizens can relocate to and work in any member nation. …

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SPAIN: Catalonia Rallies For Secession

Spain’s faltering economy brought out the largest crowd yet seen for Catalonia’s annual independence march. A million and a half people took to the streets of Barcelona, according to police estimates, to demand independence for the autonomous Spanish region of Catalonia as the country as a whole faces crippling debt. ­At least one train and more than 1,000 coaches were …

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Better Off Without ‘Em?

After years of touring the South, travel writer Chuck Thompson has published a book calling for them to once again secede. Salon wants to know if he’s for real. Thompson says he’s dead serious. “What really led to this call for secession was understanding that a lot of people from the South are just as sick and tired of people …

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South California

Wingnuts are once again working on splitting the state of California. Accusing Sacramento of pillaging local governments to feed its runaway spending and left-wing policies, a Riverside County politician is proposing a solution: He wants 13 mostly inland, conservative counties to break away to form a separate state of “South California.” Supervisor Jeff Stone, a Republican pharmacist from Temecula, called …

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Baja Arizona

NPR reports on the secessionist movement to split Arizona into two states, with the relatively liberal bastion of Tuscon and its surrounding area to become Baja Arizona, the 51st state. Baja Arizona supporters say there’s a serious side to their quest to create a new state. They say Arizona is headed in the wrong direction — cutting education and health …

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The Revolt Of 2020

Pastor Patrick Johnston has written a book about the coming Christianist revolution against the U.S. government. Via Christian Newswire, here’s the book’s teaser: Abortion bans are gaining support in Mississippi, Colorado, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Iowa, Georgia, and Montana. Most state legislatures are bucking unconstitutional federal dictates with Sovereignty Amendments and resolutions. “Firearms Freedom Acts” have passed in seven states. …

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Quote Of The Day – James Molinaro

“Believe what our new governor, Andrew Cuomo, has been saying: that we have too many governments around the state and that we need to consolidate them and their services. No way is he going to create another county government in New York state. He is never, never, never, never, never going to sign a Staten Island secession bill into law.” …

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South Carolina’s Secessionists Celebrate 150th Anniversary Of Leaving Union

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Teabaggers Ramp Up Calls For Secession From United States

Emboldened by Tea Party wins in the midterm elections, the loons of South Carolina’s secession movement have issued their “plan for independence” from the United States. Currently, South Carolina and her people are controlled by the federal government of the United States, which is controlled by the votes of the citizens in a few select populous states. California, New York, …

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SPAIN: Catalonians Set World Record In Lip-Dub Clip Supporting Independence

From the English portion of the clip description, which is in eight languages: Lip dub for the independence of Catalonia and the rest of the Catalan Countries, recorded October the 24th 2010 in the city of Vic. Achieving a total amount of 5.771 participants, the World Records Academy awarded the World Record for being the lip dub with highest participation …

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The Breakaway Republic Of Vermont

Having formed a new party, eight candidates for statewide office in Vermont as pushing for the state to secede. Their name: Vermont Independence Day. “The only hope is to just say, ‘Look, this isn’t working for us. We want to start fresh again, with a real democracy,'” Garritano said. “I think that’s the answer. Hopefully, it won’t take another horrible …

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Tenthers: Throw Off The Shackles Of The Federal Goverment

Some outfit called the Tenth Amendment Center used the occasion of Constitution Day yesterday to urge Americans to encourage their states to “opt-out of the shackles of the federal government.” They demand that candidates in the 2010 election sign on to their “10-4 pledge to return sovereignty to the states.” The last line of this clip: “The federal government is …

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