There has never been any advance written “permission” for a colony or state to leave the union, whether that be British [as in 1776], Mexican, or European succession. Succession happens anyway.
There are several things however, that need to happen in TX for succession to become popular enough to carry the day. First, a realization that there are inherent forces in TX that understand their benefits would be greatly diminished under an indep TX. TX needs to become the antithesis of the welfare state, thus forcing those who generationally live on it to seek shelter elsewhere. That alone will cut 30% out of those who would vote against succession.
Second, you need a strong leader who advocates for such. Perry thought about it once, but then realized it might conflict with his presidential aspirations.
Third, TX needs to realize that the threat of Union force to keep it a state isn’t as fearsome as Union forces would like them to imagine it to be. At least half the remainder of the country would just as soon lose TX because it increases their power in Congress, and many conservatives would be cheerleading the successionist movement with envy. Only [the few] liberal economic realists and those who would be politically embarrassed would fight against it. Though it is logical that many more would try to economically strangle TX as much as possible by trying to force payment for Federal lands and assets. I think it would become more of an economic fight than anything.
 March 16, 2015 at 4:23pm
That’s just the point factsobill. There is no chance. Chances they wouldn’t even get a majority of Democrats to vote for it other than those that are from loony left districts.
Which begs the question then, why? To keep it front and center? To give themselves talking points for next election with their bleeding heart constituency? Because they had to push the camera op showing themselves to do something more than just sit there as obstructionists? Or is it more nefarious?
 March 16, 2015 at 4:19pm
Keep in mind that these are the same people who don’t know the difference between a cartridge, a clip, and a magazine. They flaunt their non-existent expertise about subjects they don’t understand, and their primary debate tactic is to create straw men to knock down in an effort to convince others who don’t know what they are talking about that they have an answer to a problem that doesn’t exist.
 March 16, 2015 at 3:37pm
Purple pantaloons could also be used to strangle a cop, even though nobody has ever tried. Perhaps they should be banned as well. Call this out for the straw man that it is.
 January 28, 2015 at 11:38pm
If she doesn’t understand the question, then she’s not qualified to be AG. Actually, that would make her unqualified to eat noodles, but I digress.
 January 14, 2015 at 12:53am
It’s Brits talking here. And you should take the word of a gun “expert” who uses the word “reactivated” when talking about guns.
There’s nothing waterproof forever. The guy probably did the best he could with what he had and intended on coming back sooner than never at all. Given that he never recovered them, one has to wonder if he died shortly afterwards. Makes you wonder how many more guns are in England that nobody knows about.
 January 14, 2015 at 12:43am
Pretty sad, isn’t it? And in other news ISIS just learned which country is ripe for takeover because all their men start crying like Boehner in a news conference at the first sight of a gun. This is the future liberals have in mind for this country.
 January 14, 2015 at 12:38am
Daggum straight! And if the truth be known, probably each of those guns could easily be salvaged if they could find a Brit that knew how to clean them up and the government didn’t go into complete meltdown. And no, we wouldn’t be reporting it to the government either.
 January 14, 2015 at 12:35am
You should see what happens to his underwear when shown a Poptart chewed into the shape of Oklahoma. Stupid Brits!
 November 29, 2014 at 12:32pm
Of course they don’t have jobs. Every single one of these fools is either on the government dime or their parents. There’s nothing here here that can’t be fixed with 6 little words, “You’re on your own now sweetie.”
 November 8, 2014 at 11:39am
Arson is covered if “someone else” does it. You’re not being creative enough. Every parent out there knows from their children that “somebody else” and “not me” do an awful lot of really bad things.
You’ve got a thief and a liar staying in your house who probably has a criminal record and likely a drug issue. If then the police think that YOU are a far more likely suspect than the squatter/criminal/addict doing it accidentally or on purpose, you’re doing a lot of things really wrong.
Make up a story about how your confrontation with the guy ended with a threat that he’d burn the place to the ground before letting you kick him out and you left fearing for your life. Daggummit if the somuvabich didn’t do exactly what he promised.
 November 8, 2014 at 11:25am
Agreed! While being honest in legal situations is generally preferred, this is not one of those times when being on the up and up will actually benefit you. But you have to have all your bases covered and think it through before executing any plan. You’re going up against thieves and liars, and you need to be able to out-lie and give enough credible evidence to turn this from a civil case into a criminal case, with the other guy being the criminal and having all the risk.
I had a rental they were doing the same thing. Against my better judgement, I rented to a family despite the fact that the information he gave me at age 40 showed he had no credit history whatsoever. Yeah, I know… but it was my first rental and first tenant. Even his deposit and first month’s rent check bounced.
I knew that both of them had jobs they simply couldn’t avoid going to, so I told him to be out by Saturday or when they were at work, I’d bring up a dump truck and remove all their belongings to the landfill, move my stuff back in, change the locks, and shoot them dead as burglars if they tried breaking in. But that if somehow he lived, his only option was to take ME to court and I wasn’t worth much.
He said he’d call my bluff, but I guess he decided that there were other opportunities and it just wasn’t worth the risk. He moved out Friday. Everyone has something they aren’t willing to risk. You just have to figure out what it is and convince them that you are willing to go there.
 November 7, 2014 at 8:06pm
It’s not much of a surprise that the kid didn’t know how to behave. There aren’t any standards in the household to look up to.
October 20, 2014 at 2:12pm
I’m pretty sure Martina Navritilova was white, and she looks more like someone’s brother than either of the Williams sisters.
Not sure how she’s pulling racist or sexist out of that one, unless she’s the one making racist and sexist assumptions.
The guy was rude, but hardly racist or sexist. Particularly rude when you consider the number of Russian women at Olympics over the decades who have a higher testosterone level than most males.
 October 20, 2014 at 11:39am
It does sound like fodder for a “November surprise”, doesn’t it? Grand jury delivers their exoneration 2 days before election. Just long enough to get Sharpton and Jackson back on the tube to fire up the base.
Never let a crisis [or a dead black guy] go to waste. Wasn’t that the motto?
 October 20, 2014 at 11:37am
They certainly weren’t there to protest against football fans. So why hang around there unless it’s to start a fight and assault some folks.
Black “female” needs to be charged with a hate crime as I see it. But probably released an hour later after a ride back to her home.
October 8, 2014 at 1:39am
It’s all “pick-a-nationality” anyway. Most of us can trace back a wide variety of ancestral nationalities and even races, so it’s not who we are, but who we choose to identify as. Most American black people aren’t in any way purely from a single race all the way through time. Most have substantial white blood in them as well.
Look at Obama – - easily identifiable as half black, half white, but what does he choose? Not mulatto or half black. He chooses black African American. How can anyone choose their race and have it be considered legitimate?
 September 25, 2014 at 11:51am
Not buying it either. Sounds like someone who wants a little press on herself and her 15 minutes in the light.
 August 12, 2014 at 2:43pm
New property owners build in the old man’s back yard, vote themselves into the local city, then whine about the house that they built next to because it looks as it almost always has and it’s not up to code that was passed long after this house was built. I see this happen all the time to farmers and ranchers when some contractor builds a subdivision downwind from their barn and then complains that the smell is a public nuisance.