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County to Vote to Secede From Colorado and Become 51st State (TEXT and VIDEO)


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Weld County, CO, secession, government, politics, news, ethics, americans, constitution, corruption )

Carrie
- 487 days ago - rawstory.com
Residents in one rural Colorado county will get an opportunity to decide in November if they want to break away and form the 51st state. In an unanimous vote on Monday, commissioners in Weld County voted to include the initiative on November's ballot...



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Carrie B. (316)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 1:38 pm
Oh yes, great idea ~ we all remember how well it turned out last time! Jerks!
 

Timothy Spurlin (29)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 1:44 pm
LOL! That is a good laugh! A county that thinks it can become a state!
 

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 1:45 pm

Shoo - hurry off now and do not expect any money from the nasty ole Washington DC for your little project. It's true, there is still no cure for stupid.
 

Carrie B. (316)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 1:46 pm
I'm wondering what these geniuses would do once they discovered they could not survive without state or federal money.
 

Dave C. (227)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 2:00 pm
can they take Texas and Oklahoma with them....???????????????
 

Terrie Williams (773)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 2:26 pm
LMAO Dave! Hell, let's throw in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, North and South Carolina, Florida and Georgia into the deal.....They wanna cede too! IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDIOTS. They wouldn't last as their own 'Confederacy' for more than a month, if that, without that little thang called MONEY from where?......DC and the rest of the nation's TAXPAYERS. HELLO!!!!!!!!!!!! But then again, they don't want gubmint health care, public education system, police, fire departments, animal control, sanitation.....you know all those things real people living in the real world happen to depend on and need....and, therefore, pay taxes for. No. They want to privatize all that and then tax their captive serfs on top of that for their salaries for being the mayors, governators, comptrollers, ad nausium. Dream on you deluded Bagger-Fascist-Fundies....dream on.
 

Carrie B. (316)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 3:10 pm
Dave and Terrie, I'm still laughing!
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 3:13 pm
I pity to poor stupid fools. They need help. I would add Kansas to the list. Of course, there are some intelligent people who are probably at the mercy of the morons and that is tragic. I think a little lesson in reality would be very good for them. I wonder how long they would last before they came back begging to join the nation or state once again. Thank you for the post.
 

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 3:26 pm

No, No, Texas has a chance to vote for Wendy Davis.
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 4:36 pm
These are agricultural counties that get their water from elsewhere in CO via State projects...they do not have any of their own water...would love to see their future of living on guns and fracking without water
 

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 4:39 pm

There just ain't no fixin' stupid!
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 5:22 pm
Thanks.
 

GGmaSheila D. (169)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 5:39 pm
Personally, I say let them...Noted with thanks.
 

Jason R. (66)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 6:39 pm
We have to split the states, not counties, idiots. How do you think the south is supposed to rise again this way?

As usual. Not an ounce of thought by the knuckle dragger party.

"“Shall the Board of County Commissioners of Weld County, in concert with the county commissioners of other Colorado counties, pursue becoming the 51st state of the United States of America?” "

Pursue!!!?? Can racism and hate get any worse?
 

Robert K. (31)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 10:35 pm
Fracktopia? I love it.
 

Glenn Byrnes (192)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 12:30 am
I wish them good luck with that.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 4:13 am
noted
 

Lona Goudswaard (79)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 7:37 am
And they really think this is a good idea? The 20% odd percent who think otherwise, will probably want to leave this North Colorado as soon as it is established, with the new state's average IQ plummeting to too small to measure.
 

Lynn Squance (232)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 11:49 am
I don't know which is funnier --- the thought of some rural counties with little tax base becoming the 51st state, or the comments here.

The Republicanus/Teabaggers of "North Colorado" have a combined IQ of 1, just above dead! For all the Republicanus/Teabagger talk about 'takers', you'd think that these guys would understand the meaning and understand that with a spread out rural tax base, that's exactly what they'd be. I wonder how they will reduce taxes for the wealthy.

Stupid is as stupid does!
 

Joanne Dixon (40)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 11:57 am
They are in Colorado's 7th Congresssional District, which is already represented by a Democrat, so they would not swing that district by leaving. I doubt if anyone in Colorado would miss them. And, if they could get a bunch of Republicans from El Paso County to move there, I would heartily applaud them. I did know they were talking about it but I didn't realize it has gone this far. It is humorous, isn't it? Someone send the news item to Borowotz and we may get some real publicity out of it.
 

Joanne Dixon (40)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 11:59 am
They are in Colorado's 7th Congresssional District, which is already represented by a Democrat, so they would not swing that district by leaving. I doubt if anyone in Colorado would miss them. And, if they could get a bunch of Republicans from El Paso County to move there, I would heartily applaud them. I did know they were talking about it but I didn't realize it has gone this far. It is humorous, isn't it? Someone send the news item to Borowotz and we may get some real publicity out of it.
 

Mitchell D. (132)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 11:41 am
So, this is about,"If the rest of the state will not allow us to act on idiotic agendas, we'll just go it alone?"
 

Past Member (0)
Friday August 23, 2013, 10:56 am
It's perfectly legitimate for counties to form a new state. The western counties of Virginia seceded from the state during the Civil War and rejoined the Union. Admittedly, West Virginia's success since then has been a bit spotty, but still it was an OK move.

If course, with a virtually zero tax base, North Colorado will be entirely dependent on fracking revenues (while the oil holds out), but common sense never got in the way of succession before. In honor of that pioneering, cut-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face spirit of self-reliance, I suggest the following state symbols for the fledgling state:

Flag Oil derrick against a blank background
Nickname Welfare State
Motto E pluribus, nolo
Slogan Oops!
Bird Something that flew in from Wyoming but hasn't been identified yet
Fish Sorry, no fish in North Colorado
Flower FTD roses
Insect Horsefly
Mammal Steer
Tree Martyr's cross
Fossil Cow pattie from last summer
Gemstone Zale's diamond
Mineral Shale oil
Rock Oil shale
Soil Dirt
Folk Dance Hokey Pokey
Song Hokey pokey
 

Past Member (0)
Friday August 23, 2013, 11:07 am
On this very date in 1784, 4 counties in western North Carolina broke off to form the new state of Franklin, which later changed its name to Tennessee. Another cautionary tale to consider, I think.
 
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