It feels like a Monday Evening…

…So here is your evening reads.

<———– Hmmm, I thought Rubens was Flemish?

Gotta love that Rubenesque Pug…

I honestly don’t have much for you tonight. My head hurts, and the Relpax ain’t doing the trick this time. The only things I have for you tonight is this weird story out of Belize…and the news that “We the People” are petitioning the White House to succeed from the nation.

First the movie of the week drama making headlines on the Techno News sites.  Exclusive: John McAfee Wanted for Murder (Updated)

Antivirus pioneer John McAfee is on the run from murder charges, Belize police say. According to Marco Vidal, head of the national police force’s Gang Suppression Unit, McAfee is a prime suspect in the murder of American expatriate Gregory Faull, who was gunned down Saturday night at his home in San Pedro Town on the island of Ambergris Caye.

Details remain sketchy so far, but residents say that Faull was a well-liked builder who hailed originally from California Florida. The two men had been at odds for some time. Last Wednesday, Faull filed a formal complaint against McAfee with the mayor’s office, asserting that McAfee had fired off guns and exhibited “roguish behavior.” Their final disagreement apparently involved dogs.

Read the rest of that story, far out! I would imagine that the dude who brought us McAfee antivirus has paranoid tendencies already, but John McAfee seems to be getting high on bath salts…and other “stuff.” Ooof!

For those who may be high on a variety of things like, racism, crazy, anger and idiotness…I bring you: ‘We the People’ Petitions Filed in Nineteen States Seeking Permission to Secede from the Union

In the aftermath of last week’s presidential election, residents in at least nineteen states have put up petitions on the government’s “We the People” petitioning website seeking the right to secede from the rest of the country.

While the petitions themselves may not be significant, the reaction could be.

Petitions for secession filed from Louisiana and Texas have already received well over 10,000 signatures. Per the website’s own rules, petitions that garner 25,000 signatures or more within 30 days require a response from the Obama administration.

Similar petitions from Alabama, Tennessee, and, interestingly, Oregon, are also gaining traction, with each receiving thousands of supporters over the weekend alone.

Other states in which residents have expressed an interest in going their own way include Kentucky, Montana, North Dakota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Colorado, Arkansas, South Carolina, and Missouri.

As unilateral secession was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, it remains to be seen if this movement is more than a toothless temper tantrum thrown by armchair revolutionaries.

Armchair revolutionaries? Rich assholes with rodent pelts for hair? Neo-cons looking for the south to rise again? Sugar and flour hording Preppers saving themselves from Obamageddon?

After Obama Victory, A Petition For States To Secede On The White House Website

Here is one response to the secessionist from Atlanta Journal Constitution: Dear people signing secessionist petitions . . . | Kyle Wingfield

Stop. Just stop.

I’ve just got one thing to say to them…

That is all I can get out tonight…have a pleasant evening!

This is a muthafukkin’ loooozzzzer open thread…


17 Comments on “It feels like a Monday Evening…”

  1. Linda C says:

    I read some of the comments for the pro secessionist movement. They are lost souls who really haven’t figured out yet that they have been taken for a ride by the Republican party and get all of their news from Fox. I had to reply that they had already tried that once. It really didn’t end well for them. It is funny that all of the states are “takers” not “makers” of the federal government. I would also love to see it happen. Lets withdrawal all military bases, the Coast Guard, Medicaid, forfeit social security and medicare. Just let their ass sit in the ocean after a hurricane or in their hovel of a house after a tornado. They think that they will have the oil. Sorry to say it is not their oil, but BP’s, and Exxon Mobil’s oil. Of course they all want “free trade agreements” too. They are suffering from the vapors emanating from the noxious fumes of one the Koch brother’s plants

  2. RalphB says:

    Some wingnuts are still a bit distraught over the election outcome. Wow.

    Phoenix New Times: Holly Solomon Blames Husband for Obama’s Re-Election, Allegedly Rams Him With Her Car

    Mesa resident Holly Solomon thinks it’s her husband’s fault that President Obama was re-elected last week, because he didn’t vote.

    Not only does Solomon, 28, have a thorough misunderstanding of our nation’s electoral system, she also ran over her husband with her car because of this, according to Gilbert police.

    In an e-mail to media, Gilbert police Sergeant Jesse Sanger says the argument started in a parking lot Saturday morning over Daniel Solomon’s lack of voter participation.

    “According to Daniel, Holly believed her family was going to face hardship as a result of President Obama’s re-election,” Sanger says.

    Witnesses told police that there was a lot of yelling before Holly Solomon hopped in her Jeep, and started chasing her husband around the parking lot.

    Her husband tried to use a light pole to shield himself, and Solomon drove around the light pole several times as she continued to yell at him.

    Eventually, her husband made a run for it, but Solomon hit him, pinning him under the car and on a curb, according to police.

    Daniel Solomon’s currently in critical condition at a hospital.

  3. ecocatwoman says:

    Well, Rachel just said that Kerry is rumored to take over at DOD, and Susan Rice will replace Hillary. Brennan from counter-terrorism will be offered CIA head. If he turns it down, the acting director will be offered the job. If Kerry goes to DOD, MA is facing another election with, no doubt, Scott Brown signing up. The fun never ends.

    • RalphB says:

      I heard Deval Patrick had dinner last night with Obama. He’s make an interesting candidate against Brown. 🙂

      • List of X says:

        I’d rather have Brown as a governor than as a Senator (neither may be an even better choice but that depends on who he will be running against). Brown would be much more damaging in the Senate as another member of a GOP sabotage team, but in the governors chair he’d be held in place by a veto-proof Dem state senate majority.

      • RalphB says:

        Personally I imagine Brown’s “nice guy” image is tarnished now, due to the campaign he ran against Warren. He should be vulnerable to a good Dem candidate.

  4. Fannie says:

    WTF, just how long would this crap last, I mean lets make it so they never evah get one penny in foreign aid…………….Let’s see, maybe 13 states have economies bigger than that of Greece…….California could make it on it’s on, Texas could likely make it, and maybe Ga. and North Carolina has a better economy than Greece…………..Otherwise, let’s cancel all payments on the borders and let them start their own country, without any possibility of foreign aid. Let them all live in Arizona, they’ll still be counting the ballots as the signatures are being gathered.
    25,000……………25,000, wow.

  5. RalphB says:

    Motives Questioned in F.B.I. Inquiry of Petraeus E-Mails

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/13/us/timeline-shows-fbi-discovered-petraeus-affair-in-summer.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

    This just get weirder. Now the agent who started the investigation was a friend of the lady in Tampa, had sent her shirtless photos, and seems to have had a political agenda.

  6. RalphB says:

    For a prediction of the future, we should watch the GOP in California to see if they survive or die.

    LATimes: GOP might never again hold power in California

    California Republicans have suffered a painful thrashing, and the prognosis isn’t good. Recovery is far from certain.

    Until last week, it was possible to be guardedly optimistic about the ultimate restoration of a healthy two-party system in California. Political power is cyclical. California at its core is centrist, even if tilted left. Surely the GOP someday would bounce back.

    But now it’s hard to argue with the numbers. The California electorate is changing in composition and creed. The GOP must change with it or become permanently powerless. Yet it is bogged down on the right and becoming weaker.