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xoxoxoBruce 09-26-2020 11:26 PM

Civil War
Which one of the four Civil Wars will be our next one...

Scenario #1: A Biden blowout
Comparable war: The American Civil War

Scenario #2: A close Biden win
Comparable war: The Russian Revolution

Scenario #3: A contested result
Comparable war: The Irish War of Independence

Scenario #4: A Trump win
Comparable war: The Rwandan Civil War

Get your Trumpy Bear now.

sexobon 09-26-2020 11:50 PM

The next civil war will be interrupted by Presidential candidate Kanye West just like he interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

Undertoad 09-27-2020 08:29 AM

State finds a Federal law that they find they cannot abide

State legislature creates opposing law

Federal forces intervene to enforce Federal law

State has emergency, feds refuse to release emergency funds without adherence to law, leaving state in desperation

State reinforces state citizenship, declares paycheck withholding monies to be state property and directs it to state

Feds announce articles of treason and arrest state officials who are under penalty of death

State renounces membership in the union with 90% support

State announces natural resources of state are its property and refuses to make deals with US-bound states

Another state needing those resources announces deal and combines borders with first state to co-reject feds

Other states vote to join first state as a matter of principle

Federal election swayed to the team opposing first state via the loss of missing states' electoral votes

Economic disruption leads to 25% unemployment and falling GDP for all, creating anger and resentment

"Remainer" states start increasing violence with "Exit" states as populist movements paint the Other side as scapegoat

Split causes wide panic as continent is threatened by outside nation as military is weakened and Exit states ponder agreement with that nation

"Total" war begins

Griff 09-27-2020 11:54 AM

States start sorting by politics, internal migrations make NY bluer PA redder NorthEast and West coast affiliate with Canada as reconstitution of British Empire begins. Pence presides over economic collapse of Gilead as food in Greater New Brittania becomes dear.

Undertoad 09-27-2020 12:02 PM


internal migrations make NY bluer
People are leaving NYC

Griff 09-27-2020 04:09 PM

We've been collecting red New Yorkers and Jersey folk here ever since 9/11. Blue New Yorkers appear to be moving to Northern New York and to Vermont. /heresay

Gravdigr 09-30-2020 12:26 AM


I don't need your civil war
~Axl Rose

sexobon 09-30-2020 01:24 AM

Do you have to join the civil service to fight in a civil war?

Gravdigr 09-30-2020 01:43 PM

I wouldn't think so, but ya might hafta wear a civil suit.

Urbane Guerrilla 10-05-2020 11:14 PM

Campaigning With Grant, Horace Porter. He ended the chapter "Grant Saluted by the Enemy" with the dry remark that "all parties knew we were engaged in a civil war, but this attention to the niceties [Grant returned the Confederate pickets' salute] rather exceeded expectations."

tw 10-06-2020 10:14 AM


Originally Posted by Urbane Guerrilla (Post 1059122)
[Grant returned the Confederate pickets' salute]

So he acknowledged a salute. That means we should fight one of four civil wars? Have you been drinking the Hydroxychloroquine again?

footfootfoot 10-06-2020 10:47 AM


Originally Posted by Undertoad (Post 1058610)

The influx of people into Vermont is, as usual, causing the typical problems: Prices for land and real estate skyrocket where locals can't afford the prices, Vermont values and mores are diluted and overshadowed by NYC values and mores making it less Vermonty and more Westchestery. (rude, arrogant, entitled, loud, self-centered, jay-walking and not yielding in traffic) Causing friction in communities where neighbors begin resenting neighbors who harbor new-comers.


Originally Posted by Griff (Post 1058612)
We've been collecting red New Yorkers and Jersey folk here ever since 9/11. Blue New Yorkers appear to be moving to Northern New York and to Vermont. /heresay

My neighborhood is an odd mix of red and blue. Some of the red people are seemingly intelligent, one of them is a science teacher with an LGBTQ daughter and a military vet son, it's surprising to me that he supports Trump who is anti science, anti LGBTQ, and anti military.

A couple of the nicest folks I know around here, who are inexplicably red, did not put up their usual political signs this year-something very out of character- I'm assuming that after the last four years supporting trump became a bridge too far.

I've been listening to the podcast recommended by Ibby, "It Could Happen Here" Very interesting ideas about various ways in which the next civil war will play out. I don't have time at the moment to summarize, but I'd agree they are worth listening to.

Divine Wind 10-07-2020 10:13 PM

'Cause there ain't nothin' civil 'bout a civil war -- Aubryn

Griff 10-08-2020 03:51 PM

Stand back and stand by...

Michigan pulls ahead of Pennsylvania momentarily in the race to the bottom.

Griff 10-08-2020 08:49 PM

It gets worse.

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