DURST: Let the Lone Star State Secede

Richard McLaren, leader of the Republic of Texas separatists, surrendered to authorities and called for a "Texas-wide cease-fire" [yesterday]. Yeah, right, good luck. Call for a "Arctic-wide cease-ice next. He also asked for diplomatic immunity. And they should give it to him. Immunity from all mythical lands, like Atlantis and Never Never Land. His claim is that Texas was illegally annexed in 1845 and remains an independent state. And I say he's right. Let the Lone Star State secede, and maybe if they really promise to go away we could give them Oklahoma as a bonus. How can you take anybody serious holed up in a trailer? Call me a cynic but I think after the publicity ABC got over the whole Ellen thing, this was a huge plot co-ordinated between the news and entertainment departments at NBC to capitalize on Jeff Foxworthy's season ending episode. * If your embassy is a trailer... you might live in a redneck nation. * If all the menu selections at your state dinners are really roadkill... you might live in a redneck nation. * If the only thing ambassadors have in common is they were once runners ups in a fart lighting competition... you might live in a redneck nation. * If your Minister of Defense is arrested for being intimate with livestock in a freeway rest stop... you might live in a redneck nation. Will Durst is the Lieutenant Governor of the State of Confusion.

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