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    Okay, I know this is hardly more than masturbation, but ... masturbation is FUN!
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    Well you better have a backup plan, is all I'm saying.
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2008
    I dunno. The only thing scarier than Americans with their current administration is Americans with no administration.
    • CommentAuthorMacgyver
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2008
    I think that's the main arguement against impeachment at this point. You get rid of Bush, your stuck with Dick, get rid of Dick, what the hell do you end up with? Better the idiot you know...
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    what the hell do you end up with?

    Nancy Pelosi who, while not my first choice for president, in any sense, would be a damn sight better then those two. It keeps going from there as we have a fairly clear order of succession over here in the US.

    After Pelosi is the Speaker Pro Tempore of the Senate. After that is the Secretary of State, a familiar face I am sure. It keeps going for a bit still, though its reassuring to be reminded that Urban Development, Energy and Education are all above the list from Homeland Security because of how the list was implemented.
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    it would be like iraq, in reverse. a terrible democracy gets slowly taken apart, then a civil war would probably break out, then a harsh dictator would take control and eventually be toppled, by france.
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2008
    "But Mister President! They have a petition!"
    • CommentAuthorbiglig
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2008
    Well, of course, this sort of thing is what the Second Amendment is for.
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    Don't know why all the fuss - once the Federal Government goes away, then the State Governments will just take over - and won't that be fun?

    First order of business - Northern California secedes from Southern California - erects a moat and a wall and several hundred gun emplacements - levies severe importation/immigration taxes against anyone with a suntan....
    • CommentAuthorNadreck
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2008
    There was a push to make northern California a separate state back in the 30s and 40s. The tentative name was the State of Jefferson. My cousins even have a license plate frame stating "Proud Citizen of the State of Jefferson".a

    If the Federal Government goes away, there will be a period of upheaval, and then things will likely break down according to regional/cultural lines, ala Nine Nations of North America and Heinlein's Friday. It'll be hell for a while, but there are worse things that could happen.
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2008
    It won't work. We and Canada have been operating with minimal Government involvement and they still manage to muck everything up in bureaucracy!
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2008
    I hate, it is the proverbial suck.

    I'm still waiting for Toyota diesel trucks and complete episodes of Beavis and Butt-head on DVD.

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