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posted by martyb on Wednesday November 23 2016, @05:25PM   Printer-friendly
from the you-can-go-your-own-way-♩♫♩♫ dept.

Supporters of a plan for California to secede from the union took their first formal step Monday morning, submitting a proposed ballot measure to the state attorney general's office in the hopes of a statewide vote as soon as 2018.

Marcus Ruiz Evans, the vice president and co-founder of Yes California, said his group had been planning to wait for a later election, but the presidential election of Donald Trump sped up the timeline.

"We're doing it now because of all of the overwhelming attention," Evans said.

The Yes California group has been around for more than two years, Evans said. It is based around California taxpayers paying more money to the federal government than the state receives in spending, that Californians are culturally different from the rest of the country, and that national media and organizations routinely criticize Californians for being out of step with the rest of the U.S. 

Could California go it alone?

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  • (Score: 2) by BK on Thursday November 24 2016, @04:03AM

    by BK (4868) on Thursday November 24 2016, @04:03AM (#432266)

    I heard the same BS out of conservative talk back when Obama was elected. The sky was falling. The world was gonna end. OMG! Eric Holder is his AG nominee! They have plans!

    It's not because of the election results, but what the new administration of white nationlist racist fuckwads PLAN on doing.

    The (so called) MSM is/ has become to the left what talk-radio and infowars is to the right. The problem is not that these outlets exist... free speech is good... but rather when you can't filter it. I don't think Trump knows what he plans do do really. I'm not sure that he can last a year in office without doing something that will lead "his own" party to impeach him. But the MSM is telling us about his 'plans'. Somehow they 'know'. Maybe like they knew how the election was gonna turn out.

    They are XXX going to undo all of the progress and make us fight for another 40 fucking years just get equal rights to everyone, overtime pay for those that deserve it, all kinds of environmental regulations.

    The BHO administration, frustrated by a congress who could not produce legislation, started pushing the limits of what the executive branch could do without the legislative. The problem with this approach is that the undo process is the same for a future administration. So yes, they're probably gonna roll back the easy stuff. And because congress doesn't need to get involved, there will be lots of easy stuff.

    give the coal baron back all of the power. We won't go back to the inhumane conditions of before will we? No chance?

    When you do a thing unintentionally, it's an accident. When you do a bad accident to lots of people, it's a tragedy. But when you know what you are doing and it kills people, it's murder. And when you support a murderer... []

    If BHO had dealt with this [] decisively, HRC would have won. If he had found a better answer to this problem, HRC would have won. If he had dealt with these guys [], HRC would have won. Any one of those. Before you blame Trump for what he has not yet done, you should look at your own heroes...

    This isn't an argument, dude, but a break up.

    This didn't happen back in 2009 because people remember what happened last time there was a 'breakup'. Even when BHO twisted the knife []... I thought HRC supporters were supposed to be more educated?

    ...but you HAVE heard of me.
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