The Ed Show | November 16, 2012
>>> we are back on "the ed show." since president obama 's reelection, we witness eed conservatives making their way through the stages of grief. denial, anger, now many have seemed to hit the bargaining stage. conservatives have resorted to petitioning the obama administration to let the individual states just get the hell out of the union. citizens like derrick belcher.
>> i don't think the federal government is being fair with the american people . i think they are being overbearing and taxing us to death and they are taking our freedoms away at a break-neck speed.
>> he's a truck driver and former business owner from the great state of alabama . he filed a petition for secession on november 9th which has gathered 29,000 signatures. he has several reasons for wanting to break off. the most personal stemming from a loss love a business in 2001 . the government ripped my business away and now they are choking america e to death with rules and regulations . what business was belcher in? for a decade, he owned euro details, a topless car wash . a car wash that featured topless women. we have a problem here, folks. in 2001 he was arrested and charged with obscenity by city officia officials. and the business had to shut down. but here's the catch. in 1998 the great state of alabama enacted a law prohibiting private clubs and businesses from allowing breasts to be shown for entertainment. a law so broad the film "titanic" could be illegal in alabama. sure sounds like freedom to me. what mr. belcher doesn't get the federal government had nothing to do with the state law that cost him his business. and the people saying the talking points about freedom are more likely to be the ones instituting the laws that brings down topless car washes. and we all know in america topless car washes are really a problem. tonight in our survey, i asked, will the gop stop their witch hunt on benghazi. 6% say yes, 94% say no.
>>> coming up, the post office is in financial trouble and republicans are doing nothing to help. in fact, they are the pron and i will explain when we come back.