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    Re: Maryland counties join movement to secede from largely Democrat-run state[W:59]




    Not going to happen. Not today, not tomorrow, not ever.

    Don't take my word for it, just wait and see.

    What happened to the South in the U.S. Civil War?

    Does anyone remember the South getting its ass kicked?

    If not, read a little history, because it happened.

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    Re: Maryland counties join movement to secede from largely Democrat-run state[W:59]

    They have my permission to go to West Virginia.
    Why wouldn't they since they think like them and all.
    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Not going to happen. Not today, not tomorrow, not ever.

    Don't take my word for it, just wait and see.

    What happened to the South in the U.S. Civil War?

    Does anyone remember the South getting its ass kicked?

    If not, read a little history, because it happened.
    Last edited by NIMBY; 09-18-13 at 01:02 AM.

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    Re: Maryland counties join movement to secede from largely Democrat-run state

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    I don't see the point in arguing which are worse, when both are very heavily gerrymandered. Maryland is probably a little more, but what was done to some of the NC districts was pretty bad as well.

    I am not.. Just pointing out 2 districts in Maryland were Republican strongholds until 2011. 20 years of electing Republicans doesn't change over night.
    Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats. It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. H.L Mencken

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    Re: Maryland counties join movement to secede from largely Democrat-run state

    Quote Originally Posted by austrianecon View Post
    I am not.. Just pointing out 2 districts in Maryland were Republican strongholds until 2011. 20 years of electing Republicans doesn't change over night.
    Well you did say that Maryland was worse than NC. They're both really bad and its hard to compare them. Maryland gerrymandered to take out Roscoe Bartlett and add some high profile donors to Sarbane's ridiculous district. North Carolina made some terrible gerrymanders, taking Ashville out of Shuler's district for no reason and making 9 safe Republican seats compared to 3 safe Democratic seats to go a long with Mcintyre's. Of course to be fair they were making up for a pretty bad Democratic gerrymander in 2000.
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    Re: Maryland counties join movement to secede from largely Democrat-run state

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Yes ma'am, kicking rock....HEEEEE started it!
    Go cry about it.

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    Re: Maryland counties join movement to secede from largely Democrat-run state

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    Well you did say that Maryland was worse than NC. They're both really bad and its hard to compare them. Maryland gerrymandered to take out Roscoe Bartlett and add some high profile donors to Sarbane's ridiculous district. North Carolina made some terrible gerrymanders, taking Ashville out of Shuler's district for no reason and making 9 safe Republican seats compared to 3 safe Democratic seats to go a long with Mcintyre's. Of course to be fair they were making up for a pretty bad Democratic gerrymander in 2000.
    What's worse? Correcting a bad gerrymander or creating a new one out of spite for Roscoe Bartlett?
    Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats. It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. H.L Mencken

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    Re: Maryland counties join movement to secede from largely Democrat-run state

    Quote Originally Posted by austrianecon View Post
    What's worse? Correcting a bad gerrymander or creating a new one out of spite for Roscoe Bartlett?
    Neither. Gerrymandering is bad for citizens. Just because one side did it to the public first doesn't provide any justification for screwing the citizens later.
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    Re: Maryland counties join movement to secede from largely Democrat-run state

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    Neither. Gerrymandering is bad for citizens. Just because one side did it to the public first doesn't provide any justification for screwing the citizens later.
    of course not.. but my point was in a round about way.
    Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats. It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. H.L Mencken

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