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Show us your tweets - the Texas secession edition

Posted 7:00pm on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012

As of Tuesday morning, more than 60,000 people upset by President Obama's re-election (and other things) had signed an online petition for Texas to secede from the Union. There are Twitter feeds for @TexasSecession and @TexasSecedeNow, and a #RepublicOfTexas hashtag. So obviously there's a chunk of secessionists in the state (sure, there are more than 25 million people here, but not all of them are on Twitter!). But there are also many - including some conservatives -- who think secession is a bad (or just plain funny) idea. A sampling of tweets:

More people signed the petition for Macy's to secede from Donald Trump than for Texas to secede from the US.

@SixOkay

Texas To Secede From USA, Taking Bids From EU, OPEC, NFL

@CabbageNews

"If at first you don't secede, try try again!"

@TexasSecedeNow

Just let Texas, Louisiana, SC, etc. secede already. Why not just make a "whites only" colony? It's like Stepford Wives but with rifles.

@LindsayFrost

#TexasSecession is trending. #DontMessWithTexas...or we'll take our ball and go home.

@Samuel_Gilmore

You know how Leftists say they'll leave the country if a Republican wins and never do? Yeah, that's how dumb secession talk is.

@RBPundit

Secession enthusiasts, just stop it. What was life like in Texas prior to statehood? Do some research on that.

@ProducerSusan (Susan Cloud, producer of The Mark Davis Show on KSKY/660 AM)

How will the Texas secession affect SXSW? #passports

@timheidecker

Has any other state pump-faked secession more than Texas? Our only exports are quality NBA teams and overrated macrobrews.

@zaccrain (D Magazine senior editor/writer)

Memo to everyone calling for Texas secession: like Woodstock, the Alamo's Last Stand will be way less awesome the second time around.

@JayGabler

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