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June 4, 2007

Bye Bye, Vermont!

Looks like the rest of us are finally about to secede from Vermont:

Disillusioned by what they call an empire about to fall, a small cadre of writers and academics hopes to put the question before citizens in March. Eventually, they want to persuade state lawmakers to declare independence, returning Vermont to the status it held from 1777 to 1791.

Neither the state nor the U.S. Constitution explicitly forbids secession, but few people think it is politically viable.

“I always thought the Civil War settled that,” said Russell Wheeler, a constitutional law expert at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. If Vermont fought and won a war with the federal government, “then you could say Vermont proved the point. But that’s not going to happen.”

Still, the idea has found plenty of sympathetic ears in Vermont, a left-leaning state that said yes to civil unions, no to slavery (before any other) and last year elected a socialist to the U.S. Senate.

Supporters have published a “Green Mountain Manifesto” subtitled “Why and How Tiny Vermont Might Help Save America From Itself by Seceding from the Union.”

In 2005, about 300 people turned out for a secession convention in the Statehouse, and plans for a second one are in the works. A poll this year by the University of Vermont’s Center for Rural Studies found that 13 percent of those surveyed support secession, up from 8 percent a year before.

Good riddance, I say! We should let them go, but only if they take New York City, San Francisco, and Massachusetts with them.

This is a win-win situation for us, at least in the short term. In the long term, the starving treefrog refugees will probably try to sneak back into the US as their fake little country falls into chaos due to the gross corruption and mismanagement endemic to liberalism and Socialism. We may have to separate ourselves from it with walls and fences.

45 Comments »

  1. If it means no more Phish and Ben and Jerry’s, it sounds great to me.

    Comment by relee — June 4, 2007 @ 3:48 pm | Reply

  2. No more Socialists in Congress, either. Maple syrup prices may rise a little, but that’s a small price to pay for never having to hear anymore about some frozen village of 300 Hippies tried to impeach the leader of the free world.

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 4, 2007 @ 3:58 pm | Reply

  3. Lets see how they fare without the hard working heartland propping them up!

    Comment by David Patterson — June 4, 2007 @ 4:02 pm | Reply

  4. “Lets see how they fare without the hard working heartland propping them up!”

    You can only live on pancakes for so long. Where do they think they’ll get their beef without Texas?

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 4, 2007 @ 4:03 pm | Reply

  5. If they secede are we allowed to invade and use them instead of Gitmo?

    Comment by carsick — June 4, 2007 @ 4:11 pm | Reply

  6. The above was a rhetorical question but the answer is “Hell Yes!” (please excuse my cursing).

    Comment by carsick — June 4, 2007 @ 4:14 pm | Reply

  7. That’s a really good idea, carsick! We can build more camps, then house the Vermonters in them with their terrorist buddies for cellmates. I hope the Hippies in sweaters like that one!

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 4, 2007 @ 4:17 pm | Reply

  8. I think we’d have to take away their sweaters (they could be hiding knitting needles) but those orange jump suits look pretty comfy.

    Comment by carsick — June 4, 2007 @ 4:22 pm | Reply

  9. You know the biggest problem with Gitmo is that we can’t go visit there and have picnics after we’ve let the kiddies throw peanuts and such at the exhibits. Currently, Vermont’s largest industry is tourism. Think of all the tourism they’ll get after we turn the place into a holding facility for enemy combatants!
    Of course, as the Vermont conquerers we get to keep all the profits from entrance fees, food and beverage vendors, hotels, etc.

    Comment by carsick — June 4, 2007 @ 4:50 pm | Reply

  10. You can only live on pancakes for so long. Where do they think they’ll get their beef without Texas?

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 4, 2007 @ 4:03 pm

    ++++

    Gee, I don’t know. Perhaps from the thousands of cows residing in Vermont? Maybe?

    Comment by St. Legalize — June 4, 2007 @ 4:58 pm | Reply

  11. They don’t eat steak. They’re all vegans, and they eat trees.

    Comment by DPS — June 4, 2007 @ 5:15 pm | Reply

  12. There’s plenty of trees in Vermont…

    Comment by Skeptic — June 4, 2007 @ 5:31 pm | Reply

  13. One word:

    napalm.

    Comment by DPS — June 4, 2007 @ 5:37 pm | Reply

  14. I wish I never had created you idiots.

    Comment by Jesus Christ — June 4, 2007 @ 5:40 pm | Reply

  15. It pains me that these morons claim to be part of a religion of which I am the father. I’m moving to Vermont and leaving these losers to fester in a world void of academics, science, and reason.

    Comment by Abraham — June 4, 2007 @ 5:41 pm | Reply

  16. Hey, JC, Abraham, you guys want to come over for a beer later?

    Comment by Allah — June 4, 2007 @ 5:42 pm | Reply

  17. I have decided to use this blog to come out of the closet. Still with me? Or are you guys so bigoted and small minded that you’d let a man’s sexual preference override his morals?

    Comment by Sen. Brownback — June 4, 2007 @ 5:43 pm | Reply

  18. It’s ok Sen. Brownback, I have nothing against gay people, just against those who believe the earth is the center of the universe. Those are the people that rejected the faculty of reason that I placed in them.

    Comment by Jesus Christ — June 4, 2007 @ 5:44 pm | Reply

  19. I’m using this website to come out of the closet? Are you still with me? Or are you guys so small minded that you can’t look past a man’s sexual preference?

    Comment by Sena. Brownback — June 4, 2007 @ 5:45 pm | Reply

  20. DPS
    I like your idea but here’s another:
    Logs4Brownback
    Send in the logging companies!

    Comment by carsick — June 4, 2007 @ 5:49 pm | Reply

  21. Brownback sucks, and i can’t believe my children would vote for him. I’m about to proceed with a cosmic abortion to correct my mistake at ever creating such a stupid species that would not use the faculty of reason I instilled in you.

    Comment by God — June 4, 2007 @ 5:58 pm | Reply

  22. Please ban the buffoon who won’t stop his blasphemous spoofing.

    Comment by DPS — June 4, 2007 @ 6:24 pm | Reply

  23. It’s several people, DPS. I’m going to let their comments stand. The more people see this blasphemous obscenity, the more they will begin to appreciate how unhinged, perverse, and evil leftism really is.

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 4, 2007 @ 6:27 pm | Reply

  24. These liberal infiltrators will never understand what blasphemy means to us.

    Comment by carsick — June 4, 2007 @ 6:50 pm | Reply

  25. This is exactly why I think Brownback should seriously reconsider his support for mocern homesteading.

    Do you know what you will get if you move a bunch of college educated people to the country? Vermont.

    I’d be happy to let those Anal Sex Loving Communists go, but all this talk of “secession” by a bunch of totalitarian hippies is giving the Noble Lost Cause of the Confederacy a bad name.

    I say we send in the Marines to quesll the Civil Unrest in Vermont. Better yet, conscript the asses of those dirty college kids and graduates and send them off to Iraq.

    They’ll appreciate Freedom once they’ve had to fight for it.

    Comment by Traditional Values American — June 4, 2007 @ 6:59 pm | Reply

  26. I say we send in the Marines to quesll the Civil Unrest in Vermont. Better yet, conscript the asses of those dirty college kids and graduates and send them off to Iraq.”

    We’ll have to play it by ear. If they provoke any insurrectionism across the border in New Hampshire or New York, we’ll have to crush them.

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 4, 2007 @ 7:19 pm | Reply

  27. Whatever we do let’s not make too hasty of a decision.
    A contingent land under our control that is not considered American soil could have some real benefits. Just because we occupy a place doesn’t mean our Constitution and activist judges have any authority.
    Wonder what the kids at Burlington College will think of that! On the day of our invasion as we approach Burlington’s dormitories I’d bet you’d see more freshly shaved faces, armpits and legs than that school has ever housed in its entire history.

    Comment by carsick — June 4, 2007 @ 7:36 pm | Reply

  28. Yes carsick, but what about the women. Will they shave their legs and armpits too?

    Comment by ec1009 — June 4, 2007 @ 11:26 pm | Reply

  29. “Wonder what the kids at Burlington College will think of that! On the day of our invasion as we approach Burlington’s dormitories I’d bet you’d see more freshly shaved faces, armpits and legs than that school has ever housed in its entire history.”

    If they had any sense, they’d greet our troops with candy and flowers; sadly, I don’t expect “sense” from Vermont any more than I expect it from Iraq.

    “Yes carsick, but what about the women. Will they shave their legs and armpits too?”

    That’s a very lewd question, isn’t it? But yes, I should think proper ladies conduct the toiletries of proper ladies.

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 5, 2007 @ 5:16 am | Reply

  30. The so-called humor and discourse used by liberals here is not very civil, or reasoned.

    Comment by David Patterson — June 5, 2007 @ 5:42 am | Reply

  31. These liberals should all move to Vermont. The overpopulation would cause them to starve to death, and the survivors would be all the wiser for it.

    Comment by Marcia P. — June 5, 2007 @ 9:02 am | Reply

  32. Kick them out before they secede. Put up a fence between them and the US. Deport to Vermont liberals, atheists, massage therapists, helioleftists, sodomites, etc. (possibly tranquillized and tagged?). Maintain a fortified embassy in Burlington as well as a substantial permanent base out in the woods. We can use this base both to hunt any al Qaeda or Communist presence and for those purposes for which we currently use Gitmo. In fact, this seems like a reasonable and easy way of doubling Guantanamo.

    Comment by DPS — June 5, 2007 @ 9:30 am | Reply

  33. Maybe we can agree to trade patchouli oil with Vermont if they’ll lease us a few camps for terrorists. That seems like a fair trade to me. Plus, watching those Saudis freeze will make it all worthwhile!

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 5, 2007 @ 9:34 am | Reply

  34. …or maybe they join the European Union and their children will actually get healthcare!

    Comment by Skeptic — June 5, 2007 @ 2:50 pm | Reply

  35. “or maybe they join the European Union and their children will actually get healthcare!”

    Doubtful. But hey, they could join Canada and get the same thing. And the cheap electricity that flows through them to the rest of the US. Oh, wait, would cutting that state off from the rest of the US cut off the flow of hydro electricity to the rest of the east coast of the US? hmm… things to think about.

    Comment by Curiouser and Curiouser — June 5, 2007 @ 6:16 pm | Reply

  36. Holy Shit! I’m in! Let you batshit crazy fuckers enjoy the demise you are bring upon this country.

    Comment by Dave — June 6, 2007 @ 2:08 am | Reply

  37. Dave,
    You are too common of an example of the left these days. Cursing, name-calling nonsense. Sad.

    Comment by carsick — June 6, 2007 @ 7:52 am | Reply

  38. Curiouser and Curiouser @ 35:

    “Oh, wait, would cutting that state off from the rest of the US cut off the flow of hydro electricity to the rest of the east coast of the US? hmm… things to think about.”

    This is one of the many reasons for maintaining a stabilizing force in Vermont. They won’t dare cut us off, or we’ll seize their capital, depose their prime minister, and install a friendlier government.

    Comment by DPS — June 6, 2007 @ 10:24 am | Reply

  39. I say we install a friendly government in Vermont. It’s in our national interest not to have a terrorist nation on our border.

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 6, 2007 @ 10:28 am | Reply

  40. NUKE VERMONT KILL WEM ALL LETY GOD SORT EM OPUT

    VOTE BROWNBACK!!! BVTOE BROWNBACK!!! VOTE BROWNABCK!!

    Comment by Jack Fremont — June 6, 2007 @ 4:01 pm | Reply

  41. “You are too common of an example of the left these days. Cursing, name-calling nonsense. Sad.”

    Goddamn right. Fuck you right wing lunies, it’s the only thing you understand; given none of you have understand a lick about how this country was created, what it stands for, or it’s history.

    It should be a requirement to get a drivers license that you read and take a test on the Constitution.

    Comment by Dave — June 6, 2007 @ 5:19 pm | Reply

  42. “It should be a requirement to get a drivers license that you read and take a test on the Constitution.”

    I’m quite clear on the Constitution, and would be happy to take such a test. I also suggest that we institute a drug test at polling places, to make sure people like Dave don’t vote.

    Comment by DPS — June 6, 2007 @ 9:07 pm | Reply

  43. DPS:
    “They won’t dare cut us off, or we’ll seize their capital, depose their prime minister, and install a friendlier government.”

    You think? Really? A friendlier government that randomly attacks other nations? Wow. One of these days I DO hope that Canada, the EU and other nations embargo trade with the US. How long would it be before the economy crumbles completely? a month?

    Comment by Curiouser and Curiouser — June 7, 2007 @ 8:04 am | Reply

  44. Dave,
    You catch more flies with honey than vinegar. Although cow dung does seem to attract them too. I believe debate is won or lost by the civil presentation of rational arguments and solemn belief. You obviously have lost the debate.

    Comment by carsick — June 7, 2007 @ 8:18 am | Reply

  45. “You are too common of an example of the left these days. Cursing, name-calling nonsense. Sad.”

    I guess Moonbat, treefrog, helioleftist, godless commies, scientist-fascists are all pet names…

    Comment by Skeptic — June 9, 2007 @ 12:08 pm | Reply


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