Skip to comments.So what do you think of Rick Perry?
Posted on 05/17/2011 4:00:42 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
He has a nice hair piece.
Did he used to sing with Journey?
Dream act governor
Dream act governor
Is he the governor from Texas who wanted to force girls to take that vaccine and it finally came out that he had something to gain by it?
What do I think of him? Not much.
He would make a good President.
As a Texan, not much
He has 2 first names.
af_vet_rr summed it up nicely in post # 194.
Pay attention to what Texans say. It’s not good for Perry.
As governor of Texas, I preferred Bill Clements.
It would be interesting... He could set it up like this-
“While employment floundered in the US, Texas had a net gain of...”
“While most city governments and the federal gov’t are awash in debt, Texas had a net surplus of...”
Stuff like that. It just might perk up some ears.
Rick does a whole lot more right than he does wrong.
John Wayne he is not.
Not famous enough, will not win.
Gov Nanny State
I agree. He’d make a good president.
I agree. He’d make a good president.
He's a "Rick" with a "P".
MEXICO CITY Leading a large delegation of Texas executives trying to drum up business in Mexico, Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday criticized the U.S. Congress for failing to pass an immigration bill that would legalize millions of workers. "I don't think this is that difficult an issue if Congress would have the maturity to sit down and really discuss it and cut out all the mean rhetoric," Perry said during a break in the third day of meetings with Mexican officials and business executives. (Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...
August 24, 2007 ---- TX governor Perry rapped for paving way for construction of Trans-Texas Corridor;
allows Mexican trucks to enter the US and traverse all the way to Canada.
One News Now | Chad Groening
FR Posted on 08/25/2007 by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Texas Governor Rick Perry is being called to task by an author and investigative journalist for vetoing bills that would have blocked construction of the controversial Trans-Texas Corridor.
Dr. Jerome Corsi has been one of the leading voices warning the American public about the consequences of the Trans-Texas Corridor, which will be part of a superhighway -- purported to be four football fields wide -- that will allow Mexican trucks to enter the U.S. and traverse the core of the country all the way to Canada.
The best-selling author asserts that Governor Perry cleared the way for construction to begin in his state when he vetoed several bills passed by the Legislature that would have stalled the project.
"Governor Perry has been 100 percent gung-ho in building this road," says Corsi. "The Legislature voted a two-year moratorium, it voted a redefinition of eminent domain -- [and] Governor Perry vetoed them. [On] at least one of those measures, he waited until the Texas Legislature was out of session so it couldn't even override his veto."
Corsi says it is unfortunate that there has been political pressure to get the project started. "The Federal Highway Administration's lawyer wrote letters threatening the Texas Legislature to cut off federal highway funds if they got in the way of this Trans-Texas Corridor," he says.
Corsi believes the same pressure will be applied on other states, like Oklahoma, to go along with the project. He suggests that would mean a loss of more American jobs and could pose a threat to U.S. sovereignty.
April 17, 2011----513 People Crammed Into Two Mexican Trucks Bound for US
TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico - Police on Tuesday detained 513 undocumented migrants from Latin America and Asia who were crammed into two trucks bound for the United States, prosecutors in southeast Mexico said. The migrants, from Latin America, Japan, China, India and Nepal, "were traveling in inhuman conditions" in the southeastern state of Chiapas, near the Guatemalan border, the local attorney general's office said in a statement. Police stopped the trucks, carrying 240 and 273 people, on the outskirts of state capital Tuxtla Gutierrez early Tuesday, after they accelerated through a vehicle scanner at a police checkpoint, the statement said. Officers chased down the vehicles shortly afterward, it added.
Police detained the Mexican drivers of the two trucks, and the migrants were provided with aid and food, the statement said. Mexican lawmakers last month unanimously approved a law to "strengthen the protection and security" of migrants amid widespread abuse. Rights groups have long criticized Mexico for failing to protect tens of thousands of migrants, mainly from Central America, trying to cross the vast country to illegally enter the US each year. The gruesome discovery of 72 murdered migrants from Central and South America in northeastern Tamaulipas state last August increased pressure on the government to act. Copyright 2011 AFP. All rights reserved.
April 12, 2011----US Taxpayers Pay To Upgrade Mexican Trucks, US Trucks Not So Lucky
http://radioviceonline.com/ Steve McGough
FR Posted by Biggirl
A story broke yesterday concerning the retrofit of more than 100 trucks from Mexico that do not meet United States environmental standards. Our federal government is paying to upgrade these trucks, yet when the state of California and the EPA set new rules for US-owned trucks, they fine companies who do not comply.
This post is not about the environment, it concerns how US trucking companies are treated by the federal and state government as compared to Mexican-owned rigs. From AzCentral.com. For air-quality regulators, the border creates a legal barrier.
State and federal agencies cant force vehicles manufactured and bought in Mexico to comply with U.S. emissions rules, even though the trucks cross into this country.
So the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality tried a different approach, offering to pay Mexican truck owners to replace old mufflers with new catalytic converters that will reduce harmful diesel emissions by up to 30 percent. The project in effect circumvents the more lax Mexican rules about exhaust systems. (Excerpt) Read more at radioviceonline.com
First the negatives:
Border Security (although he has been blocked by the feds on several attempts at major moves on that end)>
To a lot of Texans he is a RINO, but by our standards, that still makes him further Right than most governors in this country.
I don’t think he will run for President. He has expanded his ranch and is building on his house. I think he is happy where he is.
Wher’d that come from?
Depends on which Rick Perry you are talking about.
Campaign Rick Perry is a small-gov’t, strong immigration conservative.
Safely elected Rick Perry is a nanny-state, soft borders, go-along-to-get-along weasel.
Anti-tax? Gross receipts tax enacted on his watch. About as tough on spending as he has been on illegals. Except for the tax point, you are right on the positives.
This just about nails it...especially the go-along to get-along part.
So far, so good.
1. Perry Supported the Trans Texas Corridor
2. Perry opposed the Border fence.
He’s not “the chosen one” the Oracle has foretold.
If you have Mexican drug smugglers on a lake shooting your citizens, you send in the Apaches. Any less is an act of cowardice and surrender.
Yet Texas still has the second lowest per-capita tax burden in the country. Little things like that have kept us from having an income tax, personal property tax, and higher sales taxes.
He's an absolute moron.
He can be whatever you want him to be.
Did he sign the voter ID law today?
All hat and no cattle.Pass.
I keep thinking about the last Texas Governor we had in the White House.
<><> Have you made deals with illegal aliens to exchange campaign cash and votes to use your office to get illegals US govt handouts----free education, EITC, welfare, food stamps, UI, SS, SSI, healthcare, sub-prime mortgages, subsidized bank loans?
<><> Do you know this is a felony?
<><> Do you know which identity illegals use to register to vote for you?
July 21, 2006----BERGEN RECORD, NJ
Texans accused of selling counterfeit IDs (impoverished illegals "here for a better life" pay several thousand $$$ for fake ID's)
Pelcastre brothers, Angel and Jorge, Dallas, Texas, were a walking threat to US national security, expert document forgers who, for a few thousand dollars, could give anyone a new identity, NJ L/E authorities said.
The Texas brothers were a "one-stop shop" for a myriad of fake US documents, including birth certificates, Social Security cards, driver's licenses---- for any state in the US------ passports and resident alien cards, said state police.
The Texas brothers turned a NJ hotel room into a business office and were readying a massive cache of fake Social Security cards for delivery to a local NJ identity broker. Officers happened upon two cars bearing Texas plates in a NJ hotel parking lot. Authorities wouldn't identify the NJ hotel by name for fear it would spark retribution. The Drug Interdiction Task Force regularly runs checks.
The Texas brothers were followed to a NJ office supply store nearby where they purchased computer supplies. Officers then followed the Texans to a NJ storage facility in Secaucus, NJ, where the Texans loaded several boxes into a car. One of them stood lookout. Authorities approached the Texas brothers when they returned to the NJ hotel and questioned them separately.
The Texas brothers consented to a search. Police recovered laminating sheets with built-in security features, pages of blank documents waiting for fake names and information, finished documents, computers and software to create the fake IDs. All told, the haul was worth about $500,000 on the street when sold to "impoverished illegals." Police also recovered $6,000 in cash, which was the first payment from a NJ fake document broker for a shipment of 500 phony Social Security cards. ####
Illegal ordered to repay $3M in Calif employment fraud
San Francisco Chronicle | June 26, 2010
FR Posted June 26, 2010 by artichokegrower
A former Marysville resident has been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay back $3 million in fraudulently obtained unemployment compensation. U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner says 31-year-old Manuel Mejia Ordonez was sentenced Friday to eight years and one month in prison for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and identity theft. (Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
Q. How does a citizen of Mexico make $3 million in unemployment claims? A. By establishing multiple identities. The fraudster, Manuel Mejia Ordonez, got eight years for conspiracy to commit mail fraud........and identity theft.
Illegal Jose Madrigal, the Washington state rapist, had some 30 identities.
People suckered in for the "here for a better life" scam should read this.
Reconquista shock troops at Phoenix Capital protest, May 29, 2010.
TEXAS DREAM ACT DEMONSTRATION----- 2009
AUSTIN 5/16/11 A signature issue for Texas Republicans is headed to Gov. Rick Perry after the House voted Monday on a final photo ID bill that Republican supporters predicted would increase voter participation because of greater confidence in honest elections.
Democrats complained it would succeed in what it is designed to do: lower voter turnout among minorities.
The governor declared voter ID an emergency issue in early January. It’s been a priority for Republicans for the past decade, though Democrats have always managed to foil the legislation.
The fight now will likely move to the courts to keep Texas from implementing what could be the strictest voter ID bill in the country.
Texas voters, beginning next year, will have to provide one of the following forms of photo identification before being allowed to cast a ballot: Texas driver’s license, Texas concealed handgun license, military photo card, U.S. passport, or election ID certificate (provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety without charge to those who do not have other acceptable ID cards).
He sure beats the current resident.
In both white houses, Washington and Austin.
When were you governor of Texas? Is that you W?
John Wayne he is not.
Well he did pull a pistol out of his joggin clothes and shoot a coyote. Not bad for a former Democrat.
He is no Sarah Palin.
Maybe Texas could share him with the other 56 states and we could get another governor.
Yeah, that Barack Obama was a household name prior to his running for the Presidency.
I beg to differ. Those of us in Bandera County have had property taxes doubled 2 years in a row by mandate from Austin. Quite a few of us are ready to revolt.
Admittedly: but then so would Porky Pig.
DDDDDDat’s all folks.
That's setting the bar pretty low.