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Hey Gunny, do me a favor and go pet a polar bear.
11/16/2012 8:14:44 AM
The Crimson Ghost
I would perfectly happy to let Alaska go. I would also pay good $ to see AK try to make a go of being independent.
I live in the NE-by the Jersey Shore...what's left of it & it is FAR superior to AK. My state is known for crooked politics but AK is known for Sarah Palin. I'll take the mob over that any day.
11/16/2012 8:31:55 AM
It's a free country. You have the right to leave any time you want and go to any country that will have you. You do not have the right to take your neighbors with you against their will. You also don't have the right to make your neighbors starve to death. Agriculture is virtually nonexistent in Alaska and civilization, as we usually define it, can not exist without agriculture.
11/16/2012 9:32:48 AM
America has enslaved states? Which ones are those? And do you get to keep the Moonbattered silent in those?
Also, I bet the Russians get loads of laughs from stuff like this: "And they PAID us to take them, ahahahah."
11/16/2012 9:38:50 AM
Double post >>
11/16/2012 9:39:32 AM
you have everything you need? really? do you have cropland? a stable economy? production? how many things get made in alaska? i mean really? you need the rest of the US like a calf needs milk.
11/16/2012 11:08:15 AM
Then do it asshat.
11/16/2012 12:05:57 PM
US Supreme Court, Texas v. White 1869.
Secession is illegal unless agreed to by both the state doing the seceding and the states staying in the Union. In other words: no leaving the US once you've joined.
And, as others have noted:
Alaska products: oil, methane, and seafood.
Alaska imports: almost all other food and all manufactured goods - including medical supplies.
Any sort of secession/isolationist policy would be near suicide.
@TheRowan: There really needs to be an updated version of that chart (New Mexico went Democratic in this election).
11/16/2012 1:07:50 PM
Please don't speak for everyone in the West. I know my state (Arizona) is redder than an Indian's
dick dipped in hot sauce, but there are still some sane ones of us left here. And please, by all means, secede. Believe me, you won't be missed.
11/16/2012 1:40:16 PM
we have everything we need to be our own nation
Sure, if you can drink oil and eat tree bark.
11/16/2012 2:27:13 PM
Oh look, another traitor. If they want the "freedom" to live in a anally-retentive, reactionary Christian autocracy, we can always sell them back to the Russians...
11/16/2012 2:43:14 PM
Here's hoping you like whale blubber.
11/16/2012 2:49:44 PM
Alaska is one of the worst welfare states in the nation -- no, not the citizens, the state itself. Over $1.80 in federal money is spent in Alaska for every dollar in taxes taken in by the federal government from Alaska. In other words, us shitbags subsidize the existence of Alaska by nearly 100% of what they can afford themselves.
So do it, secede.
[edit: damn, beat me to it. But i'm glad that red state socialism charts is making the rounds again. agreed we need an updated version, pronto.]
11/16/2012 3:22:13 PM
Well you don't have your way, so sit down, shut up, and think about why you are completely wrong.
11/16/2012 4:19:09 PM
We BOUGHT Alaska from the Russians. If you don't like it, we can SELL Alaska back to the Russians. Hope you like being a Commie, Comrade.
11/16/2012 4:27:47 PM
Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.
11/16/2012 4:30:15 PM
Ok. Good luck when Russia comes knocking at your door to reclaim you.
11/16/2012 4:48:51 PM
There are times when I think the right response the Union should have had when the Confederacy seceded should have been "good riddance, assholes. Now watch your new country become a shithole because of your backward attitudes, and watch as the rest of us become more like Europe now that we don't have to try to woo your votes in every election."
Yes, secede. Let the rest of us stop having to cater to your idiotic agendas so we can finally take our place again among first world nations and stop being an embarrassment.
11/16/2012 4:50:47 PM
Ah, Alaska; where liberty goes to die.
11/16/2012 10:03:01 PM
Gunny G = Sarah Palin???
11/17/2012 1:24:41 AM
get a lot of corn crops in Alaska do you?
11/17/2012 1:38:19 AM
You call Alaska a free state, and yet your state receives $1.80 in federal aid for every dollar you pay into the system. That makes you one of Ann Ryne's takers and among Romney's 47%. Go ahead, secede, you literally couldn't last a month without the socialism you bitch about but happily take anyway.
11/17/2012 2:21:50 AM
11/17/2012 7:30:17 AM
I live in Massachusetts. It's not, for the record, full of assholes. The asshole distribution is about the same as everywhere else. The reason people from elsewhere think we're assholes is that they don't always get the New England culture.
Also, stop shitting on Elizabeth Warren for the American Indian thing. Her heritage is nobody's concern but hers and her family's, even if there was misinformation. She didn't make it nearly as big a deal as her opponents did, and if Harvard exploited her heritage that's on them, not on her. You can disagree with her and that's fine but I am sick of all the concern trolls that keep saying she's a fake Indian as if there's nothing else to know about her. Go yell at a white girl in a headdress on Tumblr.
11/18/2012 9:59:37 AM
One third of Alaska's economy depends on federal spending; it receives $10 billion a year in federal aid and the state fourth largest employer (the University of Alaska) depends on federal grants to the tune of $125 million annually. Alaska receives more federal aid per capita than any other state in the union (Massachusetts runs about 15th on the list).
So who's the parasitic fuckwad?
11/19/2012 8:56:25 AM
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