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Signe Wilkinson

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  1. hawgowar

    hawgowar said, about 4 years ago

    Actually, if Texas, Louisiana, Alabama and Florida leave and take the Dakotas and possibly Alaska with them, it would be very bad for the rest of us. For one thing Texas alone is the either the 13th or 15th rated economy on earth (depending on who is rating). Texas isn’t broke and they have NO INCOME TAX. Imagine if they didn’t have to send in income taxes to the feds? Also, the gulf states could shut off some very important harbors (as well as access from the upper Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio rivers to the sea) and they could take the gulf oil with them. If the Dakotas leave, where will the US place their nuclear missile fields, outside of Boston? And the Dakotas and Alaska have lots of oil and natural gas reserves (let alone Texas and the Gulf of Mexico). Be careful what you wish for. Think strategically.

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 4 years ago

    I’ve noticed that neither the left nor the right base many of their beliefs on scientific fact but rather on those bits and pieces of science that the politicians feed their constituency’s predispositions to believe certain “facts”. This cartoon also fits in the above categorization.

  3. Rottiluv

    Rottiluv said, about 4 years ago



  4. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 4 years ago

    I’ve also just read that Austin, Texas, is creating a petition to secede from Texas should it secede from the Union. It could therefore create an enclave like existed before the last German reunification: a new West Berlin.
    Ich bin ein Austiner!

  5. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 4 years ago

    @omQ R

    Texas’ own capital is creating a petition to secede from the state it governs??

  6. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 4 years ago


    The nuclear fields could be placed in the vast federal land reserves in Nevada, unless that state also secedes.
    California is the 8th-largest economy on earth, greater than all but 7 nations! It, too, has oil as does Pennsylvania.
    On the other hand, if I had my way, petroleum would become obsolete.
    The North also has a substantial rail network that leads to “Yankee” ports on the Atlantic, Pacific and Great Lakes. That rail network helped to win Civil War I.

  7. Bill Ewing

    Bill Ewing GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    You think the northeast coast is cold now, just wait for us to cut off their heating oil for non payment.
    We are, for the most part, self sufficient and have the infrastructure to survive on our own.
    I don’t see a lot of that in the NE US. Through uninionization and the DC udder, they’ve become fat living off the largess of other, ‘flyover country’ States.
    Shoot, they may have to go to work for a living!
    Nah, neither the unions nor DC will let ’em. At least until the rest of the mid-continent says: “ENOUGH!!”

  8. Mark

    Mark said, about 4 years ago

    Really? You think it’s the flyover states paying the bucks and the states on the coast soaking ’em up? Boy, have I got a surprise for you…

  9. cdward

    cdward said, about 4 years ago

    @Bill Ewing

    I’m willing to give it a try. But you know what? The blue states actually produce quite a bit of energy themselves. And without the reds slowing them down, I’ll bet we’d advance in renewable energy much faster.

  10. alff-steinberger

    alff-steinberger said, about 4 years ago


    How about thinking economically? The Confederacy states are “moocher” states –

  11. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 4 years ago


    No, research has shown pretty clearly that MAJOR stands differ, and the difference is pro- versus anti-science. Evolution is not subject to debate; nor is anthropogenic global warming anymore. But the right in this country (not most others, incidentally) outright refuse to accept either point. And questioning something like evolution means you are denying a host of sciences, not just one.
    The left is doing no such thing.

  12. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 4 years ago

    I like the proposals you can also find on in relation to the secession proposals:
    1. No state will be allowed to leave until they pay off their share of the national debt
    2. Someone signing a secession proposal will have their citizenship stripped and be exiled from the USA.
    These people don’t know what they are talking about. Leaving out the fact that secession is neither legal nor practical, they want all the benefits of being part of the USA and none of the responsibilities (like dealing with our being a democratic republic with more than just white people). Doesn’t sound very mature; certainly not very smart.

  13. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, about 4 years ago

    Austin is the only liberal enclave in Texas and it drives the legislature nuts.

  14. dapperdan61

    dapperdan61 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Oh boo hoo, the Repubs are throwing a tantrum because their guy lost. Instead of seceding from the US just cross the border to Mexico. Let’s just hope they don’t deport them back home.

  15. JmcaRice

    JmcaRice GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Texas should stay, Florida should be kicked out of the union.

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