Texas bravado's most recent installation of bigger has turned out to be nothing more than the biggest political whimper since the surrender of Robert E. Lee. With the news of Obama's reelection, a petition to secede from the Union was almost immediately posted upon the White House Official Website that carries a promise to respond with a minimum of 25,000 signatures within a certain time. That time was easily met and the petition now stands at more than 110,000 signatures.
Here's the joke. The Petition, as detailed in this article from the Fort-Worth Star Telegram, asks the Federal Government to "peacefully grant" secession to the State of Texas! Can't you just hear the Texas Civil War Veterans howling from the grave? And this is supposed to be taken seriously? Asking permission to rebel?
I must admit to shaking my head about this. And the leaders of this movement are supposed to be taken seriously by their followers? If this is not a charade, then I don't know what is. And if others can't see through this half-hearted attempt to gain the attention of the Federal Government, as well as the World, then you deserve the disappointment and whatever else accompanies such a theatrical production as this.