First we have all these idiots running around yawping about secession:
Last week, a statewide poll in Texas found that 75% of Texans would like to see their state remain in the U.S., while 18% would prefer to secede, and 7% aren't sure. Whether one considered those numbers encouraging or not was a subjective matter.And those things are bizarre enough. But then comes this:
But that poll was of Texans in general. How about Texas Republicans? This was more obviously discouraging.
An equal number of Republicans think Texas would be better off as its own country as think it would be better off as part of the United States.
Forty-eight percent of Republicans said they favor secession, the same percentage that said they didn't in a Research 2000/DailyKos poll released Thursday.
More, a majority of Republicans -- 51 percent -- approve of Gov. Rick Perry's (R) recent comments that suggested Texas may need to leave the United States; 44 percent of Republicans disapproved of the remark.
Um, wow. Even as a Texan I find this shocking.
Granted, there were only 234 Republicans who participated in the poll, but the fact that they were split, right down the middle, on the question about staying in the United States is more than a little disturbing.
Oh, and did I mention that some Texas legislators are considering issuing a "cease and desist" order to the federal government?
Texas, it's the land of science! Always has been:
Bill Nye "The Science Guy" was booed in Waco, Texas for suggesting the Moon did not generate its own light, but reflected light from the sun...
At this point, several people in the audience stormed out, including [a] woman with three small children who shouted, "We believe in God!" and left.
Always will be, like yesterday when a Texas congressperson demanded Nobel laureates in physics explain how God put oil in Texas in six seconds or less.
What happened, Texas? Have you always been the dumping ground for right-wing nutcases, or is this a recent development? I think it's time for the sane people there to stage a revolution.