Tuesday, November 13, 2012

3655 Snork

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

"If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside."
-- Robert X. Cringely  --


I am SO tired of hearing from talking heads that the Republican party "has been decimated" by this election.  The word is DEVASTATED!   NOT DECIMATED!  Sheesh.  Learn the difference, folks.  You're supposed to be highly-paid professional communicators.  Decimated and devastated are NOT the same word.


"We the People" is a section of the White House web site that allows citizens to create and sign petitions on just about any topic.  When a petition garners 25,000 signatures, it gets a response from the executive branch.

 Talking heads are now reporting that "a number of states have petitioned to secede from the United States."

Um, not exactly true.

Yes, there are secession petitions out there for something like 15 states.  However, those petitions were created by individuals, and signed by individuals.   None are from or signed by any state officials.

Texas has already exceeded the threshold for signatures.  That's been cracking me up!

See, you don't have to be a resident of the state to sign its petition.  I wonder if I'm the only person who sees this not so much as a petition to secede, but as a petition to force them out of the union.  I would gladly sign a petition to kick Texas out! (And a few of the others, as well.  See the Snopes article for the list.)

I wonder how many of those signatures on the Texas petition are non-Texans willing to, uh, help them out.

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