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Perry takes on the feds
Washington Times ^ | 06/24/2011 | staff

Posted on 06/26/2011 6:28:27 AM PDT by safetysign

Rick Perry is having a good month. With all eyes on his possible bid for the Republican presidential nomination, the Texas governor is showing that his anti-Washington rhetoric is more than just talk. By vetoing feel-good, nanny-state regulations and thwarting of federal intervention in his state, he's demonstrating the kind of leadership America needs.

Beginning in January, Department of Energy bureaucrats will use regulations to strip incandescent lightbulbs from store shelves so that they will be replaced with expensive, inferior and toxic substitutes. This will happen everywhere in the country - except the Lone Star State, thanks to Mr. Perry's June 17 signature on the Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act. This law invokes the 10th Amendment right for Texas to regulate its intrastate commerce. Incandescent bulbs that bear the stamp "Made in Texas" and do not cross state lines will escape the federal grasp.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: election; elections; lightbulbs; perry; regulations; rickperry
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1 posted on 06/26/2011 6:28:33 AM PDT by safetysign
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To: safetysign

lol

I hope every light bulb manufacturer in the country moves to Texas!


2 posted on 06/26/2011 6:30:15 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Obama’s light is on, but nobody’s home.


3 posted on 06/26/2011 6:32:26 AM PDT by safetysign
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To: safetysign

The Washington Times is just a liberal rag!
/s


4 posted on 06/26/2011 6:35:32 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (Perry/Bachmann 2012! Conservatives who can win!)
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To: safetysign

GO RICK!!


5 posted on 06/26/2011 6:35:47 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
I hope every light bulb manufacturer in the country moves to Texas!

I understand your sentiment, but I believe it's too late; all the light bulb manufacturers have moved off shore.

They could reestablish factories in Texas just for intrastate consumption, I suppose. Do you think that's a big enough market to justify a separate factory? I guess we'll see, won't we?

6 posted on 06/26/2011 6:35:57 AM PDT by doc11355
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To: Artemis Webb

That reminds me, I need to buy some more bulbs to increase my stockpile.


7 posted on 06/26/2011 6:36:33 AM PDT by Roklok
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To: Ann Archy

Perry’s a Rino...hardly what one could call a conservative.


8 posted on 06/26/2011 6:37:13 AM PDT by caww
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To: Roklok

I HATE these new bulbs, it takes seconds for them to even come on and then if you have a dimmer, good luck, they only work at the top setting. We are in the 21st century and going backward!


9 posted on 06/26/2011 6:37:52 AM PDT by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: caww

Oh come on!!! There is NO PERFECT person.....do you really think anyone else could WIN....REALLY????


10 posted on 06/26/2011 6:39:29 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: safetysign

The anti-groping bill hasn’t passed yet. The rino Strauss may hold it up:

The fate of the anti-groping bill became even more uncertain after House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, said the proposal by Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, was “a publicity stunt” that, if the Legislature approved as written, would turn Texas “into a laughingstock.”

http://amarillo.com/news/local-news/2011....special-session


11 posted on 06/26/2011 6:40:13 AM PDT by MulberryDraw ( Switch off the EPA.)
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To: Ann Archy

Of course I think someone else could win..and yes Really.
But a Rhino Perry is not the one to do that...he’s just another Romney is sheeps clothing.


12 posted on 06/26/2011 6:41:37 AM PDT by caww
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To: MulberryDraw

Sorry. Strauss should be Straus and I see the page is no longer available.


13 posted on 06/26/2011 6:41:39 AM PDT by MulberryDraw ( Switch off the EPA.)
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To: safetysign

Nice little bit of grandstanding by Perry, but I am sure he’s heard of Wickard v Fillburn, or more recently, Raich v Gonzalez. But it gets his sentiment out, and builds him some support, even if it is futile.


14 posted on 06/26/2011 6:43:13 AM PDT by Huck
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To: MulberryDraw

Here’s the page. (sorry again):

http://amarillo.com/news/local-news/2011-06-25/legislators-may-face-new-special-session


15 posted on 06/26/2011 6:43:39 AM PDT by MulberryDraw ( Switch off the EPA.)
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To: safetysign
I believe there is precedent to over turn this law. Sadly the Supreme Count ruled that even growing wheat for you own consumption on your own farm interfered with inter state commerce. Wickard v. Filburn
16 posted on 06/26/2011 6:43:40 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks safetysign.
...thanks to Mr. Perry's June 17 signature on the Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act.
Gays will be particularly happy about this.


17 posted on 06/26/2011 6:44:49 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's the Obamacare, stupid! -- Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Artemis Webb

Look, Perry may be better than 0bamao, but not in principal.

Perry, by executive order, required the inoculation against STDs in school girls as young as 12 yease old.

That makes him a totalitarian statist.

I will not support him in the primary, and would have to hold my nose to vote for him in the general election.


18 posted on 06/26/2011 6:46:09 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Westbrook

> Look, Perry may be better than 0bamao, but not in principal.

I meant, principle.


19 posted on 06/26/2011 6:48:10 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Westbrook

I have determined I will not be holding my nose and vote in this election or any other as I did for McBain. Never again. And that includes this election.


20 posted on 06/26/2011 6:50:53 AM PDT by caww
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To: TexasFreeper2009
lol I hope every light bulb manufacturer in the country moves to Texas!

IIRC, there was only one left when they passed this stupid law. They have subsequently closed their doors and moved out of the country.

21 posted on 06/26/2011 6:52:10 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: caww
"...he’s just another Romney is sheeps clothing."

Perry has many faults but he ain't nothin' like that POS Romney. Romney's clone is Huntsman!

22 posted on 06/26/2011 6:53:33 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Westbrook

I still remember that one, too.

Perry got a six thousand dollar campaign contribution from the pharmaceutical company that makes the HPV vaccine disguised as coming from “Women In Politics.”

Perry is as business as usual a political type as George W and Karl Rove who like Rick Santorum and others is now resorting to strong conservative rhetoric and symbolic actions to tie up conservative votes so Romney can squeak through and win.


23 posted on 06/26/2011 6:53:52 AM PDT by Nextrush (President Sarah Palin sounds just right to me)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

They’d have to move back from China then.


24 posted on 06/26/2011 6:56:46 AM PDT by GailA (NO DEMOCRATS, NO RINOS in 2012!)
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To: All
DISQUALIFIER Perry partnered with RINO Rudy Giuliani (who is persona non grata on Free Repub) AND endorsed Giuliani for 2008 president. The two built the Trans-Texas Corridor which allows Mexican trucks to enter the US and traverse all the way to Canada.

DISQUALIFIER Aug. 28, 2007----In Mexico for trade talks, Perry blasts US immigration policies
Houston Chronicle, Mexico City Bureau | DUDLEY ALTHAUS
FR Posted on 08/28/2007 by Dubya

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 ...

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DISQUALIFIER 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.

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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.

SOURCE http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/mexico-detains-513-people-crammed-into-two-us-bound-trucks-20110517-ncx

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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 can’t 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

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QUESTIONS PERRY SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO ANSWER

<><> 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?

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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. ####

25 posted on 06/26/2011 6:56:56 AM PDT by Liz ( A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: safetysign

Among other things, I want an outspoken critic of the fraud of global warming and a strong advocate of the 10th amendment.


26 posted on 06/26/2011 7:05:33 AM PDT by Bayou Dittohead
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To: harpu

It’s been said all three are as two peas in a pod...Perry has a strong voice but like Obama can he walk the talk. I don’t think so....he’ll cave in if ever he gets to Washington...just like McCain does and all the other Rinos.


27 posted on 06/26/2011 7:07:05 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww

After Sarah announces her candidacy, Perry will go on the stump for her. Perry won’t run if (WHEN) Sarah does.


28 posted on 06/26/2011 7:09:10 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Bayou Dittohead

Me too. He is also business fiendly.


29 posted on 06/26/2011 7:11:40 AM PDT by JaneNC (I)
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To: harpu

My instinct is that one will back the other. I take Sarah first in large part because we cannot allow the media to dictate our candidate. But, I wonder what the “Sarah and only Sarah crowd” will think if she backs Perry.


30 posted on 06/26/2011 7:20:49 AM PDT by Bayou Dittohead
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To: caww

If a person you like ends up choosing a VP you don’t like, what will you do, keeping in mind that Kennedy rival Johnson and Reagan rival Bush both ended up as President?


31 posted on 06/26/2011 7:51:33 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (If you try to fail and you succeed , what have you just done?)
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To: caww; All

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FReepers, ‘Rick Perry is a RINO’ gets repeated ad naseum on FR.

Don’t you think it more sensible to trust what our Conservative icons have to say about Perry?

>Sarah Palin threw her endorsement to Rick Perry for governor. She recently restated that she likes Perry.

>Rush said that Perry is his dream candidate. http://gretawire.blogs.foxnews.com/rush-limbaugh-on-the-record-3/

>Michael Reagan praises Perry:
“If you don’t believe Reaganomics can still work in this day and age, for whatever reason, I say you should look no further than the state of Texas.
Under the leadership of Gov. Rick Perry, Texas has championed and built upon the concepts my father used to rebuild America in the 1980s..
In short, Reagan Revolution is alive and well - deep in the heart of Texas.”
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jun/24/reagans-vision-lives-on-in-texas/?page=1

>Ted Nugent is a close friend and supporter.

Don’t you think it more sensible to trust what numerous politicians and scholars have said about Rick Perry than some haters on FR?

VISIT THIS SITE

Read the official statements of dozens of Perry’s fellow politicians and scholars (both Democrats and Republicans) have had to say about Rick Perry: http://www.politico.com/arena/archive/rick-perry-for-president-in-2012.html

All (including Democrat opponents) have called him a staunch Conservative, and not one of the dozens issuing opinions has mentioned the vaccine or TTC.
Apparently they don’t consider these things an issue. They DID mention Perry threatening to secede from the unionas a strike against him.
What Perry actually said; “You know, my hope is that America and Washington in particular pays attention,” Perry continued. “We’ve got a great union. There is absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what may come out of that? So. But Texas is a very unique place and we’re a pretty independent lot to boot.”

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32 posted on 06/26/2011 7:55:03 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: safetysign

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Compared to Romney, Newt, Huntsman and the rest of JOKES running for President, governor Rick Perry is a rock star.
We need somebody who can WIN this thing. That means somebody with cross-over appeal, which our Palen, Bachmann and Cain (no matter how much we love them) simply do not have.

Until 1989, Rick Perry was a conservative Democrat. He switched parties as, like many Democrats including Ronald Reagan and Phil Gramm, he saw that party moving farther and farther to the left. Under Perry’s decade as governor, hundreds of Texas Democrats have followed his lead and become Republicans. As a former Democrat, Perry can speak to that swath of his former party that has become disenchanted with their party as President Obama has taken it even farther to the left, in a way that few Republicans can. He can also speak well and credibly to all wings of the national GOP, from the fiscal cons to the social cons to the libertarian set.
He would appeal to all segments of the Republican electorate and would come armed with a record of economic success and a commitment to liberty that no other contender can match.

Texas has been voted #1 business climate for the last seven years.
Texas has been getting all of California’s jobs.
Perry must be doing something right.
We need a good business guy right now.
Perry has proved it.

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CONSERVATIVE ICONS SUPPORT PERRY:

>Sarah Palin threw her endorsement to Rick Perry for governor.
Recently restated that she likes Perry

>Rush said that Perry is his dream candidate.
http://gretawire.blogs.foxnews.com/rush-limbaugh-on-the-record-3/

>Michael Reagan praises Perry:
“If you don’t believe Reaganomics can still work in this day and age, for whatever reason, I say you should look no further than the state of Texas.
Under the leadership of Gov. Rick Perry, Texas has championed and built upon the concepts my father used to rebuild America in the 1980s..
In short, Reagan Revolution is alive and well - deep in the heart of Texas.”
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jun/24/reagans-vision-lives-on-in-texas/?page=1

>Ted nugent is a close friend and supporter.

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>Pro-life, Pro-guns, pro-spending cuts, pro-business

>He’s an outside-the-Beltway candidate

>He is not a Ivy League grad

>He was an Air Force captain who flew a C-130

>Speaks Spainish.
(Odumbo says everybody should speak a foreign language, but he CAN’T)

>Fighting with Obama on many fronts
Google Perry/Obama and you will see he’s been fighting him and his government for the past two years.

>PERRY ISSUES OBAMA A COUPLE OF BIG FUBOs:

1. “Texas to Allow Regular Incandescent Bulbs”
Reports are the governor will sign Bill HB2510 by June 19th.
Bill HB2510 allows for the manufacture and sale of incandescent light bulbs otherwise banned in federal legislation of 2007, applicable from 1 January 2012 onwards.
The legality, at least in the way the proposed law is framed, has apparently been cleared with the US Attorney General’s office.
The Bill has already passed in both House and Senate with overwhelming support.
While Texas has no current manufacture, relevant parties are being invited to restart it.
Texas has been a leading US state in providing new local jobs, and this is seen as a further contributive measure.
http://freedomlightbulb.blogspot.com/2011/06/texas-to-allow-incandescent-light-bulbs.html

2.Perry Adds TSA Anti-Groping Bill to Call
http://www.texastribune.org/texas-politics/tea-party/updated-perry-adds-tsa-anti-groping-bill-to-call/ ^

Gov. Rick Perry this evening announced the addition of TSA anti-groping legislation to the agenda for the special legislative session. In a statement, he said lawmakers could consider legislation “relating to the prosecution and punishment for the offense of official oppression on those seeking access to public buildings and transportation.”

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>There is no such thing as ‘Perrycare’

>Signed into law sonogram and explanation by physician before abortion

>Signed into law, photo ID ident to vote

>Perry did not apply for federal “Race to the Top” education funds because he said it would force national standards upon Texas.

>He has vetoed a record 248 bills, including dozens after the 2001 session, angering many lawmakers.

>He said last year that President Barack Obama was “hell-bent” on turning America into a socialist country.

>Won governorship of state with lots of latinos

>He used to be a Democrat. So? So did Reagan.

>The Bush’s don’t like him

>He has NEVER lost an election, including an elementary school contest for “king” of the Paint Creek School Carnival. He secured that win by handing out pennies for votes.

>Perry has degree in animal science from Texas A&M University

>He is an Eagle Scout and wrote a book about the Boy Scouts, ‘On My Honor’.
Rick Perry uses the Boy Scouts to draw a battle line in what he considers a “culture war,” defending them against the American Civil Liberties Union and what he sees as a moral struggle for the country’s future.
The book also traces a 30-year history of litigation involving the Scouts — most of which they won — which Perry considers an attack on traditional values and faith in God.

Perry targets the ACLU as the primary force behind a leftist push to accept homosexuality and challenge Scouting’s duty to God.
http://www.rickperry.org/media/perrys-new-book-supports-boy-scouts-attacks-aclu

>Perry has a reputation for not sweating

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>Since Perry has been Governor of Texas, Texas has added more than 850,000 jobs, more than all other states combined. Texas has added over 180,000 jobs since August of 2009.

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>According to this web site Texas is #1 this year and last year for business friendly.
http://chiefexecutive.net/best-worst-states-for-business
Obama would not want not run against a governor that has the BEST business climate in the U.S. when everything else is in a depression.

>He refused to raise taxes when Texas faced a record $10 billion budget shortfall in 2003. Instead, he was the first Texas governor since World War II to sign a budget that lowered state spending (and has now done it twice). As governor, Perry has used his line item veto to cut over $3 billion in proposed spending.

>For seven years running, CEOs polled by Chief Executive magazine have rated Texas first in business development and job growth. Texas boasts 58 Fortune 500 companies — more than any other state.

>As America’s No. 1 exporting state, Texas shipped $206.6 billion in goods abroad last year, composing 16 percent of America’s $1.28 trillion in exports. California’s $14.4 billion in exports ranked it second, with 11.2 percent of U.S. outflow.

>Texas’ achievements so stunned Gavin Newsom, California’s Democratic lieutenant governor, that he flew a delegation to Austin last May to ask Perry how he lures defectors from the Golden State.

>Of the 70 companies that fled California in 2011, the Wall Street Journal’s John Fund reported last April, 14 relocated to Texas — these exiles’ primary destination.
http://www.news-herald.com/articles/2011/06/21/opinion/nh4142489.txt

>In 2005, Perry signed a historic $15.7 billion property tax cut for homeowners and businesses that also included new taxpayer protections against appraisal increases. In 2009, Gov. Perry secured a tax cut for approximately 40,000 small businesses in Texas and protected the Rainy Day Fund for future challenges.

>He led the battle to pass the country’s most sweeping lawsuit reforms, closing the door on junk lawsuits that had been making trial lawyers rich while driving countless doctors either out of the state or the profession all together. Since Texas voters approved these reforms, malpractice claims and premiums have fallen and access to healthcare is increasing across the state as doctors have applied in droves to practice in Texas.

>Perry is also known for his socially conservative views on homosexuality, and he opposes same sex marriage. He condemned the United States Supreme Court decision in Lawrence vs. Texas, which struck down a Texas sodomy law. He called the law “appropriate”

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ABORTION:

>Perry is pro-life and opposes government funding for elective abortions. In 2005, Perry, a social conservative, signed a bill that limited late-term abortions and required girls under the age of 18 who procure abortions to notify their parents. Perry signed the bill in the gymnasium of Calvary Christian Academy in Fort Worth, an evangelical Christian school.

>Perry signed into law a bill requiring a sonogram and doctor’s explanation before granting an abortion

>In 2005, Perry signed a new law that requires minor girls to receive parental consent before getting an abortion. This law strengthens a parental notification law Perry supported as Lt. Gov. in 1999, which
helped reduce teen abortions by 26 percent.
Perry has also signed a ban on third trimester abortions, a ban on tax dollars being used to support abortion facilities, a prenatal protection act that protects
unborn children from assault, and an informed consent law that helps expectant mothers better understand the risks and consequences of abortion. Perry supports a ban on human cloning and will veto any
legislation that provides state dollars for embryonic stem cell research, a process that ends a human life.
Perry urges to keep up pressure to roll back the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion until “Roe v. Wade is nothing but a shameful footnote in our nation’s history books.

>Perry, a frequent critic of the federal government, also bashed President Barack Obama for his administration’s policy allowing federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, saying he was deeply disturbed by studies that turn “the remains of unborn children into nothing more than raw material.”

>Perry has faulted Obama for reversing the so-called “Mexico City policy” that banned giving federal money to international groups that perform abortions or provide information about abortions. Obama struck down the policy during his first week in office, saying it was too broad and undermined family planning in developing countries.
Under Obama “our federal tax dollars can now be used to fund abortion all over the world. With the stroke of a pen, abortion essentially became a U.S. foreign export,” Perry said.

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IMMIGRATION:

>Perry adds immigration issues to lawmaker session
Perry wants passage of a measure requiring every person arrested to be run through the federal immigration databases as part of the Secure Communities program. He also wants to provide the state Department of Public Safety with the authority to make sure someone is in the U.S. legally before issuing a driver’s license.

>These measures, along with a ban on sanctuary cities, would “provide a clear message that Texas will not turn a blind eye to those breaking our laws,” Perry said in a statement.
“Texas owes it to the brave law enforcement officials, who put their lives on the line every day to protect our families and communities, to give them the discretion they need to adequately do their jobs,” Perry said.
http://www.rickperry.org/media-articles/perry-adds-immigration-issues-lawmakers-agenda-0?amp

>Gov. Perry has made numerous requests of the federal govt. to enforce the border in Texas including handing President Obama a letter in person when he landed in Dallas last year.
(Obama insulted governor Perry when he turned away and Perry had to hand the letter on the illegals issue to presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett. Obama declined to personally accept it.)

>Gov. Perry refuses to meet/greet Obama in May 2011 at El Paso during his Texas tour.
Perry later declared, “If he wanted to meet, I was in Austin.

>Perry signed into law photo ID required before voting.

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CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS BELIEFS:

In what was described as a “God and country” sermon at the Cornerstone church in San Antonio, attended by Perry and other mostly Republican candidates, the Rev. John Hagee stated, “If you live your life and don’t confess your sins to God Almighty through the authority of Christ and His blood, I’m going to say this very plainly, you’re going straight to hell with a nonstop ticket.”
Perry was asked if he agreed with those comments and said, “It is my faith, and I’m a believer of that.”[39] Perry went on to say that there was nothing in the sermon that he took exception with.
Humorist and entertainer Kinky Friedman, the Jewish independent candidate for governor in the 2006 election, said, “He doesn’t think very differently from the Taliban, does he?” Carole Keeton Strayhorn disagreed with Perry’s comments, and Democrat Chris Bell said that one who is in public office should “respect people of all faiths and denominations”.
Conservatives then responded, arguing that Perry had a right to his religious beliefs, and that he was not disrespecting Americans of other religious convictions. While visiting Israel in August 2009, Perry gave an interview to the Jerusalem Post in which he affirmed his support for Israel from his religious background, “I’m a big believer that this country was given to the people of Israel a long time ago, by God, and that’s ordained.”

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ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES:

>Perry does not believe there is valid scientific proof of anthropogenic global warming. He has said several times that there is no scientific consensus on the issue.[69] In a September 7, 2007, speech to California Republicans, Perry said, “Virtually every day another scientist leaves the global warming bandwagon. ... But you won’t read about that in the press because they have already invested in one side of the story.”

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MISC:
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>He played quarterback on the six-man football team for the Paint Creek Pirates. He also played basketball and ran track.

>He’s a runner and triathlete.

>He is an outdoorsman who enjoys hunting and fishing.

>He plays the drums. At a January 2005 inaugural party in Washington, he played with ZZ Top in front of 2,000 people

>Perry has Romney’s looks without the other baggage.
Raised on a ranch.
Has hair.
6’ tall- presidential (especially after Obama)

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PERRY TRASHING:

Anytime governor Rick Perry is mentioned, Free Republic seems to turn into something resembling Democratic Underground.
Posts regarding Perry are peppered with profanity, vulgarity and downright fabrications- the likes of which is seldom seen on Free Republic.
This is hardly in the best interests of our Conservative agenda. The Loony Left does not need any help from us in
character assassination of our Conservatives.

This Perry trashing comes from the Ron ‘truther’ Paul nuts, Debra Medina sour grapers and the resident FR Libs- and I suspect, over zealous Sarah Palin supporters and a few Bachmann supporters.
(I love Sarah and Michelle Bachmann as much as anyone else, but we MUST face reality when it comes to our beautiful Conservative ladies’ chances of winning this thing!)

Freepers, don’t you think it more sensible to trust what the Conservative icons have to say about Perry?

>Sarah Palin threw her endorsement to Rick Perry for governor-. She recently restated that she likes Perry.

>Rush said that Perry is his dream candidate. http://gretawire.blogs.foxnews.com/rush-limbaugh-on-the-record-3/

>Michael Reagan praises Perry:
“If you don’t believe Reaganomics can still work in this day and age, for whatever reason, I say you should look no further than the state of Texas.
Under the leadership of Gov. Rick Perry, Texas has championed and built upon the concepts my father used to rebuild America in the 1980s..
In short, Reagan Revolution is alive and well - deep in the heart of Texas.”
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jun/24/reagans-vision-lives-on-in-texas/?page=1

>Ted Nugent is a close friend and supporter.

Don’t you think it more sensible to trust what numerous politicians and scholars have said about Rick Perry than some haters on FR?

VISIT THIS SITE

Read the official statements of dozens of Perry’s fellow politicians and scholars (both Democrats and Republicans) have had to say about Rick Perry: http://www.politico.com/arena/archive/rick-perry-for-president-in-2012.html

All (including Democrat opponents) have called him a staunch Conservative, and not one of the dozens issuing opinions has mentioned the vaccine or TTC.
Apparently they don’t consider these things an issue. They DID mention Perry threatening to secede from the unionas a strike against him.
What Perry actually said; “You know, my hope is that America and Washington in particular pays attention,” Perry continued. “We’ve got a great union. There is absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what may come out of that? So. But Texas is a very unique place and we’re a pretty independent lot to boot.”

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>Americans WILL get it:
>Better looking
>Better record
>Rick Perry for President.

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33 posted on 06/26/2011 8:03:05 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: doc11355

Anybody know what the situation regarding patents on incandescent light bulb is?


34 posted on 06/26/2011 8:58:44 AM PDT by ngat
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To: patriot08
Texas has been getting all of California’s jobs.

Yep, and all the ash-n-trash that comes with it. To look at the situation from another view, the Edwards Aquifier is severely stressed. We don't need more people or more cookie-cutter subdivisions to add to that stress. We don't want to be like San Diego and be forced to pipe water 100's of miles.

He has NEVER lost an election, including an elementary school contest for “king” of the Paint Creek School Carnival. He secured that win by handing out pennies for votes.

Vote buying at an early age? That speaks volumes.

Perry Adds TSA Anti-Groping Bill to Call

Window dressing. Straus and Dewhurst are urinating on this. They don't want it. Personally, if Perry was instrumental in pushing this through, I would be real impressed, but I don't think he has the gonads to stand against Big Brother.

35 posted on 06/26/2011 9:23:01 AM PDT by Sarajevo (The only reason I would take up walking is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.)
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To: doc11355
"all the light bulb manufacturers have moved off shore."

Not true.

My local grocery store has a selection of American-made incandescent bulbs from 25 - 150 watts.

So does lightbulbsdirect.com, as well as other internet sites.

36 posted on 06/26/2011 10:12:27 AM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: caww
"Perry’s a Rino...hardly what one could call a conservative."

Except by comparison to the likes of Mitt Romney and Jon ("Jon?" What kinda name is "Jon?") Hunstman.

And unlike Tim Pawlenty, people can actually stay awake listening to Rick Perry speeches.

37 posted on 06/26/2011 10:14:41 AM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Bayou Dittohead

There is a very real chance Palin won’t run. It appears to me that Bachmann, Cain and Santorum are the real conservatives in the race. I think we could support any of them in good conscience. If Perry ends up winning the nomination, and Palin supports him and he selects a conservative as his VP, then I would give him serious consideration. If Romney is the nominee, I would say no to compromise and look to vote for an alternative party candidate, such as the Conservative Party.


38 posted on 06/26/2011 10:16:34 AM PDT by Aagcobb (I take the Constitution seriously)
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To: Aagcobb

I think Perry is a lot closer to the conservatives mentioned than to Romney. Where does a candidate stand on the scam of global warming? The economic harm caused by all the policies associated with this fraud is huge. Where does a candidate stand on the 10th amendment?


39 posted on 06/26/2011 10:42:04 AM PDT by Bayou Dittohead
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To: doc11355
They could reestablish factories in Texas just for intrastate consumption, I suppose. Do you think that's a big enough market to justify a separate factory?

Texas is the 15th largest economy in the world and growing. I'd say there's enough of a market.
40 posted on 06/26/2011 10:58:09 AM PDT by BJClinton (Tweet your meat, lose your seat.)
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To: Liz
Most of this stuff is old and a lot never happened.

As a Texan, I can't sit by and watch this go on.

Republicans don't use illegal voters (last I checked)

What does Perry have to do with Federal decisions regarding Mexican trucks or illegal IDs. (you do know he's pushing an anti-sanctuary cities measure in the current legislature?)

The TTC was never built and he never partnered with Rudy.

41 posted on 06/26/2011 12:54:55 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: wolfcreek
May 15, 2007
Rudy Giuliani tied to Mexican 'superhighways' (business interests trump US security interests)
BY JEROME CORSI---World Net Daily
http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=55695

Questions are being raised over Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani's policy on terrorism, after a report revealed he has strong ties to two foreign investment consortia working to own or lease U.S. toll roads, including the Mexican--Trans-Texas Corridor 35, which is identified as part of the I-35 "NAFTA Superhighway." --SNIP--

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March 1, 2007
REFERENCE Bracewell & Giuliani Firm Advises Spain's Cintra in First Privatization of Toll Road in Texas

DALLAS Bracewell & Giuliani LLP advised Cintra Concesiones de Infraestructuras de Transporte, S.A., a Spanish transportation company, in its successful bid to develop State Highway 121 into a toll road through Collin and Denton counties.

The award to Cintra, approved by the Texas Transportation Commission, is the first privatization of a Texas toll road. Bracewell is acting as project counsel to Cintra with respect to the 50-year concession from the Texas Department of Transportation. Cintra will pay a $2.1 billion upfront and annual lease payments totaling $700 million. "Cintra was awarded this project because of its proven expertise and competitive proposal," said Thomas O. Moore, partner with Bracewell & Giuliani. "This is the largest transportation deal of 2007. This is one of only five deals in the country."

Three firms have competed for the Comprehensive Development Agreement for State Highway 121 since last summer. The proposals were reviewed and scored based on selection criteria set forth by the Regional Transportation Council, the metropolitan planning agency for the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

This CDA is a public-private partnership that allows the provider to handle all facets of developing the toll road, including completing construction and operating and maintaining the corridor.

Cintra, a subsidiary of Grupo Ferrovial specialized in toll roads and car parks, is one of the world's leading private-sector developers of transport infrastructure.

FR POSTED http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1803916/posts

42 posted on 06/26/2011 1:16:43 PM PDT by Liz ( A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: wolfcreek
TX governor Perry rapped for paving way for construction of Trans-Texas Corridor
One News Now | August 24, 2007 | 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--- 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.

Governor Perry cleared the way for construction to begin in Texas when he vetoed several bills passed by the Legislature that would have stalled the project.

The Texas Legislature voted a two-year moratorium, and voted a redefinition of eminent domain -- 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. 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.

NOTE Perry used eminent domain to take property from Texans to give to Cintra Concesiones de Infraestructuras de Transporte, S.A., a Spanish transportation company, in its successful bid to develop State Highway 121 into a toll road through Collin and Denton counties (the "trade road" is four football fields wide).

Approved by the Texas Transportation Commission, it is the first privatization of a Texas toll road. Bracewell & Giuliani LLP (Rudy Giuliani's Texas-based law firm with global connections) is acting as project counsel to Cintra with respect to the 50-year concession from the Texas Department of Transportation.

Perry also endorsed Giuliani's bid for president.

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Tempers Flare At Trans-Texas Corridor Hearing
Click2Houston.com | February 13, 2008 | Ryan Korsgard
FR Posted by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

HOUSTON -- It did not take long Tuesday for the Texas Department of Transportation to find out what the Houstonians at a public hearing thought about the proposed 600-mile Trans-Texas Corridor, KPRC Local 2 reported. "George Washington, Sam Houston would vomit on you people," one attendee said.

Chris Zora, who opposes the plan, attended the hearing at the Arabia Shrine Center in Southwest Houston. "I'd like to see a show of hands here of anybody that approves of this corridor," Zora said. "Is there anyone in this room who approves of this corridor? Raise your hands if you approve of it." KPRC Local 2 did not see anyone raise his or her hand in response.

The hearing was an opportunity for citizens to tell the state what they think of the proposal that would include car, truck and train traffic. TxDOT took notes but officials did not answer questions. "It's more than people giving up their land," said Kathryn Wilson, who owns a farm in Waller County. "We're talking about Texas' second-largest industry, agriculture, being destroyed."

The study area is wide and undefined.

The road, also known as Interstate 69, would run through Texas from the border with Mexico all the way up to the Arkansas/Louisiana border. It would weave into current roads in the Houston area. TxDOT spokeswoman Karen Othon said, "Nothing's going to happen right now. Construction is not going to start. No right of way is going to be bought. Nothing is going to happen at this point. We're right now just hearing the public's comments on this project."

The next public hearing is scheduled to take place in Lake Jackson on Wednesday. It will be held at the Lake Jackson Civic Center beginning at 5 p.m. with a formal presentation set for 6:30 pm Comments from the public will be heard at the end.

For a look at the project, go to keeptexasmoving.com.

RELATED STORY: January 25, 2008: Residents Grill TxDOT About Trans-Texas Corridor

43 posted on 06/26/2011 1:22:45 PM PDT by Liz ( A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: Liz; caww; Nextrush

We can forget picking a Republican nominee. The Democrats are going to pick Romney for us. They will not need primaries since they know their candidate will be Obama so they will reregister as Republicans in large numbers and vote for Romney. We got McCain because they did that in Iowa and NH, plus some cross-overs from Mass. Then in the general election will we will see massive voter fraud from the accumulated years of phony voters who haven’t been purged from the rolls. Add college students who vote at school and at home and you get the picture.


44 posted on 06/26/2011 1:26:19 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (I retain the right to be inconsistent, contradictory and even flat-out wrong!)
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To: wolfcreek
Say when---there's plenty more where these posts came from.

1/28/2008

Perry to make 5 stops in Florida for Giuliani
Star Telegram / FR Posted on 01/28/2008 by Def Conservative.

Answering a call to help political ally Rudy Giuliani pump up his struggling presidential campaign, Gov. Rick Perry is jetting off to Florida, aides announced Saturday. It's a change in plans for the governor. A few days ago, Perry press secretary Robert Black said Perry would not make a swing through the Sunshine State because of scheduling conflicts. Perry "had tentatively planned to go to Florida this week for a couple of days, but we couldn't get the schedules to work out so he's not going," Black said Tuesday. But on the eve of the crucial primary, Black said Saturday, Perry had "decided to go to Florida and travel with Giuliani." (Excerpt) Read more at star-telegram.com ...

NASCO TEXAS-CANADA-MEXICO TRADE CORRIDOR BROKERED BY Bracewell & Giuliani

TERRORIST ENTRY POINTS


45 posted on 06/26/2011 1:36:28 PM PDT by Liz ( A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: Liz
Guess you don't remember me or Aunt B, pissant or SwinneySwitch,

Been down this road before and we stopped the TTC. We stopped the forced vaccinations and started a war with DC.

I live in central Texas and we changed Perry's mind.

How many other Pols change their minds because the public said so?

I don't know if he right for the POTUS but, all these Pols have baggage and most are not smart enough to find there way out of a wet paper bag.

Please read up on Perry in the HERE and NOW. Whether you like him or not, posting 4 and 5 year old article just looks feeble and repetitious.

46 posted on 06/26/2011 1:51:13 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Liz

BTW: the NAU stuff is all Bush.


47 posted on 06/26/2011 1:52:26 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

Yes, there is much truth to what you are saying...but I still believe we should vote...however if Romney ends up as you say...I will not be voting for him or Obama.


48 posted on 06/26/2011 5:00:01 PM PDT by caww
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To: patriot08

I will not be voting for Perry anymore than for Romney. Enough of lukewarm candidates...if that.

As far as Palin endorsing him...we know why that was so when you consider who his opposition was. Rather like picking the lessser of the two evils IMO...and that for what was perceived as the greater good in those primaries.

‘President’ is a horse of another color altogether...further I do not base my vote on who supports them or is in favor of them. There record and what they have done speaks louder than those who take their side. PErry is a Rino...no matter how you color him or others do.


49 posted on 06/26/2011 5:07:48 PM PDT by caww
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To: Redbob
And unlike Tim Pawlenty, people can actually stay awake listening to Rick Perry speeches.

No different than Obama saying "present" yet look where he is today. Not that I support Pawlenty, because he can't win against the Obama machine. My point is I don't care what kind of speaker they are....though brownie points if they can tkae Obama to the mat...rather once they are elected for Pres. and the hype of the election has calmed...what will they do once in there....Perry is a Rino plain and simple and Washington will push his buttons to comply.

50 posted on 06/26/2011 5:11:34 PM PDT by caww
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