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Those actually aren’t what I was searching for but I guess they will have to do.

Those actually aren’t what I was searching for but I guess they will have to do.

fuckyeahtx:

campaignsick:

A definite must watch School House Rock parody of what’s going  Texas’ war on women. 

This is a fantastic. Too bad it it so damn true.

This is some amazing work with the lyrics right here.

liberalsarecool:

Conservatism: cut prevention, increase risk, react AFTER a disaster has happened.




It’s a miracle this guy keeps getting elected.

liberalsarecool:

Conservatism: cut prevention, increase risk, react AFTER a disaster has happened.


It’s a miracle this guy keeps getting elected.

shortformblog:

  • 3 U.S. governors to tour remaining “pink slime” beef production site source

» Just fine with “slime”: The above Governors (Rick Perry of Texas, Sam Brownback of Kansas, and Terry Branstad of Iowa) will be joined by Lieutenant Governors Rick Sheehy and Matt Michels, of Nebraska and…

Show of hands:  Who’s surprised to see Perry is on the guest list?

Anyone?

Bueller?

Things That Are Less Steep Than Rick Perry’s Drop In The Polls:
Rick Perry’s campaign has had a lot of ups  and downs. And lately, the downs are coming fast. The red line in this  slideshow represents Perry’s trajectory in South Carolina since  September 22. Here are other things less steep — and sometimes as steep as Rick Perry’s decline in the polls.

(via Talking Points Memo)

Things That Are Less Steep Than Rick Perry’s Drop In The Polls:

Rick Perry’s campaign has had a lot of ups and downs. And lately, the downs are coming fast. The red line in this slideshow represents Perry’s trajectory in South Carolina since September 22. Here are other things less steep — and sometimes as steep as Rick Perry’s decline in the polls.

(via Talking Points Memo)

think-progress:

One EXCRUCIATING minute of Rick Perry forgetting what third agency he’d cut as president of the United State, live at the CNBC debate. Seriously awkward.

Na na na na

Na na na na

Hey hey hey

Goodbye.

motherjones:

Or really just watch the entire thing. It’s like Rick Perry playing Jim Carrey playing Will Ferrell playing Rick Perry.

I ran this by someone with experience in Texas government and the opinion vacillated from “He’s drunk.  He’s fucked up.  He’s not drunk, he’s not slurring his words.  It’s pot.  He’s on SOMETHING.”

I’m not sure what happened here.  He’s been Governor for 11 years, a full-time state politician since 1985, and we’ve never seen this from him.  Maybe he took some sort of speed after he was criticized for zoning out in the debates.

Texas first lady says she and husband have been ‘brutalized.’

…suggested that the attacks were linked to his Christian faith.

(Because when God speaks to RP through a burning bush and tells him to run, any other Republican who opposes him is opposing God’s will as directly revealed through His prophet Anita.)

I do prefer a Halloween costume with an element of horror.  I may have found this year’s theme.

I do prefer a Halloween costume with an element of horror.  I may have found this year’s theme.

Even if [homosexuality] were [a genetic predisposition], this does not mean we are ultimately not responsible for the active choices we make… Even if an alcoholic is powerless over alcohol once it enters his body, he still makes a choice to drink. And, even if someone is attracted to a person of the same sex, he or she still makes a choice to engage in sexual activity with someone of the same gender.

-Rick Perry basically asks “Have you ever tried not being a homosexual?”

Man, that awful book of his is the hateful gift that just keeps on giving.

-Joe

(via stfuconservatives)

Gay-sex-aholics Anonymous. Sign. Me. Up. 

(via dumbconservativebitches)

Even if [Republicanism] were [a genetic predisposition], this does not mean we are ultimately not responsible for the active choices we make… Even if a bigot is powerless over prejudice once it enters his body, he still makes a choice to discriminate. And, even if someone is attracted to a Republican candidate of the same party, he or she still makes a choice to vote for someone of the same party.

If we don’t cut Social Security, we won’t have the money to execute our children’s children.
Rick Perry - @BorowitzReport (via brooklynmutt)

jsmooth995:

On Rick Perry and Superman.

Awesome.

Strange but true:

Rick Perry is the longest serving governor in Texas history, yet the people I know who complained loud and long about the need for more term limits a few years ago have been completely silent on the issue lately.

Completely silent.

timekiller-s:

“Texas Gov. Rick Perry delivering an impassioned defense of states rights against the alleged encroachment of the federal government in a speech at the Conservative Political Action Committee this afternoon. “I am deeply, deeply concerned with this federal government and its willful neglect of their responsibilities,” said Perry. He repeatedly touted the 10th amendment — and the need for the federal government to leave states alone to succeed (or fail). He called health care a “shipwreck” and said that the federal government was an “abject failure” in its approach to border security. Perry’s message was delivered in a more-than-sorrow-than-in-anger tone. Several times during the speech Perry posed for dramatic effect, once even wrapping his arms around himself and remarking in a theatrical aside: “It’s the darnedest thing.””

Gov. Rick Perry defends states rights: CPAC live coverage | The Fix (via pantslessprogressive)

Perry has some nerve:

  • Perry has been Governor for over ten years
  • Texas has a projected budget deficit over $20 Billion
  • Texas used Federal funding to cover the budget shortfall during the last cycle
  • Education and health insurance statistics for Texas are among the worst in the nation

My small nonprofit has been a grant recipient of state funding for over 8 years.  Both State House and Senate versions of the current budget bill have our grants cut out entirely.  That’s 30% of our annual budget.  We’re just an example of one organization of thousands that will be affected.  We WILL have to lay people off. 

How is this better for the economy than raising taxes to fit the needs of the current budget and for a growing state?

(via thelosttexan)

Important commentary above.

(via pantslessprogressive)

Reblogged for the commentary.

You should visit Texas Freedom Network, and especially its blog.

I’m glad people outside Texas are paying some attention to our governor because he is positioning himself more on the national scene.  He ran this state’s finances into the ground despite repeated warnings for years and his response now is to deny the problem is all that bad, propose cutting services further, and try to catch up with the Tea Party bandwagon so he can pose as an anti-government populist three decades into his political career.