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Madam45for2923

(7,178 posts)
Tue Apr 18, 2017, 07:26 AM Apr 2017

The leader of 'Calexit' just announced he's abandoning the movement & settling permanently in Russia

The leader of 'Calexit' just announced he's abandoning the movement and settling permanently in Russia

The leader of California separatist group Yes California announced in a 1,600-word statement on Monday that he "intends to make Russia" his "new home" and is therefore withdrawing his petition for a "Calexit" referendum.

Louis Marinelli, who has spearheaded the Calexit campaign since 2015, set up a makeshift embassy in Moscow in December in partnership with far-right Russian nationalists who enjoy Kremlin support while promoting secessionist movements in Europe.


http://www.businessinsider.com/calexit-leader-louis-marinelli-russia-2017-4



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Progressive my ass- this guy was anti-gay & hard-right a moment ago. VOTED FOR TRUMP.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_J._Marinelli



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The leader of 'Calexit' just announced he's abandoning the movement & settling permanently in Russia (Original Post) Madam45for2923 Apr 2017 OP
Good riddance. nt Ilsa Apr 2017 #1
Exactly! Madam45for2923 Apr 2017 #3
My Very First Thought, As Well ProfessorGAC Apr 2017 #7
He lost his usefulness to Putin on "Calexit" since he was outed. Hortensis Apr 2017 #2
He is a NYer! Not even from CA. Think he lived there for a few years. Madam45for2923 Apr 2017 #16
Screwed-up BS guy. Of course he'll be unhappy with Russia also. Hortensis Apr 2017 #17
So Calexit was a Russian op? Brexit will be reexamined soon? sharedvalues Apr 2017 #4
one step ahead of the fbi? mopinko Apr 2017 #5
Are sovereign separatists useful idiots for Russia? Baitball Blogger Apr 2017 #6
Can a Palin see Russia from her house? JHB Apr 2017 #10
The GRU agent is going home before he is jailed. roamer65 Apr 2017 #8
This reminds me of when they would call into radio shows and say, "I used to be a liberal, but..." LaydeeBug Apr 2017 #9
People are surprised? I was calling this from day one Blue_Tires Apr 2017 #11
Day fucking one. Iggo Apr 2017 #13
Yep! Me too! The whole thing stank! Madam45for2923 Apr 2017 #18
I saw people on Facebook pushing that whole thing even before the last election xor Apr 2017 #19
There's a couple things. One, every time one side wins an election, the other one goes "secession!" Warren DeMontague Apr 2017 #20
Interesting points. Madam45for2923 Apr 2017 #21
Yet another Russian agent "forget" to register as such? Iggo Apr 2017 #12
+1 Blue_Tires Apr 2017 #14
Shocker. nt Tommy_Carcetti Apr 2017 #15

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
2. He lost his usefulness to Putin on "Calexit" since he was outed.
Tue Apr 18, 2017, 07:35 AM
Apr 2017

"He added that he will "not return to California in the forseeable future," so "it is only proper" that he withdraw the Calexit ballot initiative petition and "allow a new petition, free from ties to me and drafted by others, to be resubmitted at future date of their choosing."

Uhuh. He's talented at subversion. Probably already working on a new project, or this one in another role.

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
17. Screwed-up BS guy. Of course he'll be unhappy with Russia also.
Tue Apr 18, 2017, 01:57 PM
Apr 2017

Fine. With any luck, we won't allow him back.

sharedvalues

(6,916 posts)
4. So Calexit was a Russian op? Brexit will be reexamined soon?
Tue Apr 18, 2017, 08:12 AM
Apr 2017

I keep waiting for the Brits to reexamine the Brexit vote as it becomes more and more clear Russia manipulated that election too.

 

LaydeeBug

(10,291 posts)
9. This reminds me of when they would call into radio shows and say, "I used to be a liberal, but..."
Tue Apr 18, 2017, 08:50 AM
Apr 2017

Fucking lying motherfuckers.

xor

(1,204 posts)
19. I saw people on Facebook pushing that whole thing even before the last election
Tue Apr 18, 2017, 07:37 PM
Apr 2017

It really only took a few minutes of research to see the shadiness of this guy and his ties to questionable folks. I'll never understand people who don't put any effort into looking into future details about ideas they embrace.

Warren DeMontague

(80,708 posts)
20. There's a couple things. One, every time one side wins an election, the other one goes "secession!"
Tue Apr 18, 2017, 07:44 PM
Apr 2017

In 2008 and 2012 we made fun of the Texas Secession people. Remember Rick Perry?

In 2004 people said "California needs to secede!" "New York needs to secede!" 2000 as well.


So there are two things going on here- one, people talking about something like California secession, which isn't going to happen but it's a fairly inevitable piece of steam-blowing-off from the results of last November, and then there's this fairly obvious Russian troll guy. There's overlap, but they're not entirely identical.


Iggo

(47,526 posts)
12. Yet another Russian agent "forget" to register as such?
Tue Apr 18, 2017, 10:15 AM
Apr 2017

FBI: We'd like to interview you.

Marinelli: k.thnx.bai.

Don't let the door hit you in the ass, fuckface.

Blue_Tires

(55,445 posts)
14. +1
Tue Apr 18, 2017, 11:33 AM
Apr 2017

Getting out while he still can... The Russians will remake him into something else for his next operation...

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