State Department: Texas a foreign country

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    State Department Lists Texas As A Foreign Country

    Texas Governor Rick Perry suggested after a tax day tea party rally that his state might consider seceding from the union.



    "We've got a great union," Perry said. "There's absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that. But Texas is a very unique place, and we're a pretty independent lot to boot."
    Texas Democrats ripped the governor for his secession talk, calling it "anti-American."



    Unfortunately for Perry's detractors, the U.S. Department of State (until Friday morning) was with the governor on this one. On its website listing of 16 foreign countries visited by Secretary Hillary Clinton,


    State's got Texas right there between Turkey and Switzerland.
    State scrubbed the Texas listing, but the Huffington Post has a screen grab.


    There was nothing particularly international about Clinton's March 27 Texas visit: She appeared at the Dallas Women's Museum with Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.) and accepted an award from Planned Parenthood in Houston.



    Far from thumbing its nose, Washington seems to be giving Perry a thumbs-up. Too bad his constituents give the whole secession idea a big thumbs-down; 75 percent of Texans would prefer to remain part of these United States of America. The Huffington Post is conducting a quick poll of its own -- click here to vote on whether Texas should secede!
     
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    Hilarious.

    I guess things ARE changing under the new administration.
     
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    I think the Republic of Texas has WMDs, and is a threat to US. Unleash Shock and awe, tear down Perry's reghime, hang him and Tom Delay. And that other guy who owns that brush infested ranch in Crawford.
    Turn the Dallas Cowboys stadium into a prison where we can send detainees we scopp up off the streets to be tortured - whether they are guilty or not.
    It will be a Slam Dunk. We will be treated as Liberators.
     
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    The girl can't help it.
     
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    Texas wants to become it's own country? Sweet...where do i sign up for citizenship?
     
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    Well, it was it's own country a while back. I'm sure they'll have no problem doing it again.

    I always liked Texans.
     
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    Dear Worldadope,

    I missed when Perry, Delay and that other guy ( with a ranch that is more eco friendly than anything Al Gore does) gassed their own people, raped Kuwait, and violated UN resolutions.............. :eusa_whistle:

    Sincerely,

    Non left wing hack ........
     
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    Texas most certainly could stand on its own. If it seceded, other States would likely follow, like Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Obama likes to compare himself to Abraham Lincoln. His divisive policies might make that a reality.
     
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    :lol:
     
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    No, you'd be dead. This ain't Iraq anymore than talk such as your is in any way productive.

    Perry's comment was stupid, but nowhere NEAR as stupid as the people who have tried to turn it into WAY more than what it is.
     

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