It feels like a Monday Evening…Posted: November 12, 2012 Filed under: 2012 elections | Tags: Belize, John McAfee, succession, We the People 17 Comments
…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…