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Perry spoke Sunday at Koch brothers’ gathering near Vail
Austin American-Statesman ^ | July 27, 2011 | Jason Embry

Posted on 06/27/2011 9:44:36 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Gov. Rick Perry spoke Sunday at a summit hosted by the billionaire Koch brothers near Vail, Colorado.

Perry spokesman....described the Colorado summit as a “private gathering of business leaders” and said it was not related to a possible presidential campaign.

“This was an opportunity to talk about the economic success in Texas,” Miner said, adding that it was no different than other speeches Perry gives touting the Texas job record.

Charles and David Koch of Koch Industries, an energy conglomerate based in Kansas, are among the country’s leading financial backers of conservative candidates and causes.

The Denver Post has more on the gathering: “The meetings are organized by two of the nation’s most powerful conservative political donors, Charles and David Koch of the privately held energy giant Koch Industries. Their brother, William Koch , who on Saturday paid $2 million at a Denver auction for a tintype image of Billy the Kid, also is a conservative political donor, but he does not participate in his brothers’ activities. The guest list is kept secret, and organizers won’t say where the four-day retreat is being held beyond describing it as in the Vail area. … On Friday, a spokeswoman for Koch Industries said, ‘The purpose of this conference is to develop support for the kind of free-market policies and initiatives that can get our country back on the path to economic prosperity and sustained job creation.’”

It’s not entirely clear how Perry got to Colorado, but a plane owned by aircraft dealer Goldsmith Team LLC flew from Aspen to Georgetown on Sunday, flight records show.

...Goldsmith made more than $25,000 worth of in-kind contributions to Perry’s re-election campaign. And now that the legislative session and veto period are over, Perry and other state officials can again accept in-kind contributions.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; contributions; koch; kochbros; kochbrothers; perry; rickperry
And it begins.
1 posted on 06/27/2011 9:44:41 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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C-130 Rick Perry: He flew the world before politics ".....Flying C-130s, Perry lived in Germany and Saudi Arabia. He flew in Central and South America, North Africa and all over Europe.

"I saw all of these different types of governments and I made the connections to how the people acted and looked, and it became abundantly clear to me that, at that particular point in time, that America was this very unique place and that our form of democracy was very rare," Perry said. " ... That was the greatest gift I received from my years of being in the military, and they really shaped my outlook on the rest of my life." ......

2 posted on 06/27/2011 9:46:40 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: EDINVA

ping!


3 posted on 06/27/2011 9:47:06 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (To ACLU & its plaintiffs: Stop dragging the public into your personal struggle w/ God. -Mark Baisley)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Charles and David Koch of Koch Industries, an energy conglomerate based in Kansas, are among the country’s leading financial backers of conservative candidates and causes.”

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I have no idea if this is accurate. The American Statesman would view anything north of Romney as a rabid right wing conservative. But I’m hopeful for Perry. I can only hope he follows a true conservative path in his quest to be the prez.


4 posted on 06/27/2011 9:49:27 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I'm a Birther - And a Deather)
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To: Albion Wilde

insert Katy Perry photo here-


5 posted on 06/27/2011 9:49:52 AM PDT by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: Albion Wilde

insert Katy Perry photo here-


6 posted on 06/27/2011 9:49:56 AM PDT by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: Albion Wilde

insert Katy Perry photo here-


7 posted on 06/27/2011 9:50:01 AM PDT by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: Albion Wilde

insert Katy Perry photo here-


8 posted on 06/27/2011 9:50:01 AM PDT by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: Albion Wilde

insert Katy Perry photo here-


9 posted on 06/27/2011 9:50:01 AM PDT by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: Albion Wilde

insert Katy Perry photo here-


10 posted on 06/27/2011 9:50:01 AM PDT by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: imjimbo

You really want to see that picture....


11 posted on 06/27/2011 9:52:25 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/special/07/legislature/4535418.html
Perry’s vaccination order still stoking fires

AUSTIN — Blowback continued at the Capitol on Wednesday over Gov. Rick Perry’s order mandating
that schoolgirls be vaccinated against a sexually transmitted disease linked to cervical cancer.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/special/07/legislature/4528909.html

Critics rip Perry’s vaccine mandate
Governor rejects opponents’ calls to reverse order

AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry stood firm Monday against a political firestorm generated by his
order that sixth-grade girls be inoculated against a sexually transmitted virus linked to cervical cancer.

Social conservatives from Texas to Washington called on Perry to reverse his order making
Texas the first state to require the vaccine, saying the mandate makes sex seem permissible
and that parents should be the ones to decide whether to immunize their daughters.
And several Texas lawmakers expressed outrage at Perry for circumventing the legislative process.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/26/us/26texas.html

The vaccine, Gardasil, is manufactured by Merck, which was represented in Austin by the
lobbyist Mike Toomey, who was chief of staff for Mr. Perry from 2002 to 2004.


12 posted on 06/27/2011 9:52:59 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s ok when Obama wines & dines his donors in the WH on our dime, all the while claiming the fundraiser is an ‘economic summit’.

The MSM makes me physically ill. As does Zero’s voice.


13 posted on 06/27/2011 9:52:59 AM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: imjimbo
No Katy's here, maybe someone else can do that.

Steve Perry, lead singer of Journey.
Well known, well liked.
Excellent record on forced vaccinations.



Joe Perry, lead guitarist of Aerosmith.
Well known, well liked.
No connection to the Trans Texas Corridor.



Matthew Perry, Friend.
Well known, well liked.
Unlikely to rush to push the Bilderberg agenda.




14 posted on 06/27/2011 9:54:51 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: truthfreedom

THANK YOU-!!! You’ve adressed some the points I wanted to draw attention to....!


15 posted on 06/27/2011 9:59:32 AM PDT by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: truthfreedom

Your 2007 article states
“.........that the HPV vaccine should be mandatory, with parents who object being allowed to opt out as they can for other vaccines......”

So if parents are allowed to opt out, what is the big deal?

...just asking?


16 posted on 06/27/2011 10:01:57 AM PDT by lahargis
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To: Responsibility2nd
You might want to read this.

The Paranoid Style in Liberal Politics -- The left’s obsession with the Koch brothers --

"Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Dirty Money has got to go!" (video) Outside the Anti-Koch Rally

.....After about 45 minutes, the cops opened the road again (the police originally said they would only shut the street for 7 minutes) and asked the crowd to disperse. Eventually, the crowd did so, chanting “This is just the beginning.”

Sheriff’s deputy Neiburger would not say whether this was the first time protesters had disrupted the Koch Brothers meetings, but up until last year and a series of articles by Lee Fang of Think Progress, they had not been well-publicized.

Bob Edgar, the President of Common Cause, said in a brief interview that he was happy with the turnout and the outcome. I asked him if this was evidence of a more aggressive organization. “Keep watching,” he said." Source: California Student Sustainability Coalition

17 posted on 06/27/2011 10:07:40 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

bttt


18 posted on 06/27/2011 10:12:09 AM PDT by Matchett-PI ("I used to think Obama was an empty suit but now I think he has filled his pants." ~badgerlandjim)
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To: SusaninOhio

Jan 31, 2011.........House Majority leader and prominent Jewish conservative Eric Cantor, and prospective GOP Presidential candidate Herman Cain, were among the guest speakers at a strategy meeting for Free Market supporting activists over the weekend. The event took place in Rancho Mirage at the Las Palmas Resort & Spa.

The annual gathering is sponsored by David and Charles Koch, oil billionaires and philanthropists from Kansas. David Koch was the 1980 Libertarian Party Vice-Presidential candidate.

The brothers own Koch Industries, an energy conglomerate ranked by Forbes magazine as the second-largest privately held company in the United States, and are known to underwrite the Cato Institute and other libertarian and conservative causes.

But the event turned ugly......

“About two dozen police officers in riot gear lined up in front of the Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in the upscale desert town of Rancho Mirage to keep the protesters away from the gated entrance.

At one point, a group of demonstrators blocked the street in front of the resort for nearly an hour before Riverside County sheriff’s deputies moved in and handcuffed about 25 activists who were led away and cited for trespassing.

Protesters came from a variety of leftwing groups, including the antiwar Code Pink and public sector worker unions.

Many of the boisterous activists, some chanting “Dirty Money, Dirty Money,” carried signs with such slogans as “Power to the People” and “Tea Party Founded and Funded by the Kochs.”

http://www.libertarianrepublican.net/2011/01/leftists-protest-libertarian-event-in.html


19 posted on 06/27/2011 10:13:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Matchett-PI

Bump!


20 posted on 06/27/2011 10:14:00 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Where are the “dirty money” signs for George Soros? Just asking...........


21 posted on 06/27/2011 10:17:35 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Funny, Soros name rarely ever meets the lips of any “new agency”...why is that?


22 posted on 06/27/2011 10:19:13 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: lahargis
Sheriff’s deputy Neiburger would not say whether this was the first time protesters had disrupted the Koch Brothers meetings, but up until last year and a series of articles by Lee Fang of Think Progress, they had not been well-publicized.

Bob Edgar, the President of Common Cause, said in a brief interview that he was happy with the turnout and the outcome. I asked him if this was evidence of a more aggressive organization. “Keep watching,” he said." -- California Student Sustainability Coalition

Protesters came from a variety of leftwing groups, including the antiwar Code Pink and public sector worker unions.

23 posted on 06/27/2011 10:21:18 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Has Perry said anything about his position re our illegal immigration problem and how he will deal with those who are already in this country???


24 posted on 06/27/2011 10:27:15 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: Catsrus; wac3rd

“Where are the “dirty money” signs for George Soros? Just asking...........”

“Funny, Soros name rarely ever meets the lips of any “new agency”...why is that?”

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David Koch Gives to Libertarians, But George Soros Is Nonpartisan?
By: Clay Waters
May 13, 2011 15:30 ET

Friday’s lead story by Stephanie Strom focused on an I.R.S. crackdown on politically motivated non-profits established by wealthy investors like the libertarian Koch brothers, and the left-wing George Soros: “I.R.S. Sets Sights On Donors Gifts That Push Policy - Says Tax May Be Owed – Advocacy Groups Draw Scrutiny – A Rare Use of a Provision.”

Strom focused mainly on the Koch brothers of the right, and an accompanying photo caption claimed that while David Koch gave to libertarian causes, the left-wing Soros merely “donated millions to other causes.”..............[Soros, nonpartisan?]

http://www.mrc.org/timeswatch/articles/2011/20110513033014.aspx


25 posted on 06/27/2011 10:29:49 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: drypowder
[excerpt] "Perry, in Mexico with a Texan trade mission seeking opportunities in areas like renewable energy, said the federal government’s plan to build a wall along much of the border to keep out illegal immigrants was “idiocy.”

“We need those individuals to continue to grow our economy,” Perry told a briefing with reporters.

“If you show up illegally, without your card or you’re here as a criminal element, I’m for throwing the book at those folks, but the issue of people who want to legally, thoughtfully and appropriately come to America to work and help us build our economy — we should quickly come up with a program and an identification card to do that.” [end excerpt] Source

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"......When Obama continued to refuse even five minutes for the Governor, Perry took matters into this own hands and was standing on the tarmac at Austin’s airport when President Obama stepped off of Air Force One. Obama looked confused, Perry looked determined. Obama still ignored the pleas for help.

Perry again took matters into his own hands, and established an elite unit of Texas Rangers to bolster border security..." Source

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"Other states leaving Secure Communities (TX expands ICE program]--- "As Texas moves toward expanding Secure Communities, several northern states are dropping out of the program that matches the fingerprints of those arrested against a U.S. [ICE] database.

Last week, before Gov. Rick Perry's announcement that the expansion of Secure Communities would be on the agenda for the Legislature's special session, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced his state will not take part in the program...." Source

26 posted on 06/27/2011 10:36:09 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
we should quickly come up with a program and an identification card to do that

does that mean he's for a new ID system for everybody or just the immigrants? (Ronald Regan called a National ID system the mark of the beast)

27 posted on 06/27/2011 12:05:14 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: drypowder

I believe he’s talking about a work permit.

But I suggest YOU do some research on your own and let me know.


28 posted on 06/27/2011 2:16:13 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Im baaaack! It seems your boy Perry had his buddy campaign donors throw the wrench in the sanctuaries city bill so he wouldnt have to veto it and look like the bad guy. Im telling you, the guy is a snake and is not a conservative by a long shot.


29 posted on 06/27/2011 8:04:36 PM PDT by allsouthern
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To: drypowder

>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.

.

WHAT have other states done?? (with the exception of AZ Ok and Ga)
What have other candidates stated that they would do?
What has Sarah stated she would do?
What did Reagan do?
President Ronald Reagan was the first president in history to grant amnesty to illegal aliens. On November 6, 1986, he signed into law the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986, [PUB L 99-603]. In so doing, he set a precedent whereby the United States would not seek to deport illegal aliens, but to reward their lawbreaking by granting them full citizenship.

NEWSFLASH! None of them are going to do much.
We have to take the best of the lot.


30 posted on 06/28/2011 12:55:22 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08
Thanks for the info and link. Perry's willingness to tackle vote fraud and illegal immigration speaks volumes of the man. As you say; We have to take the best of the lot, hopefully that will be a constitutional dynamo. I sense if Perry enters the race Romney and Huntsman, at least, might as well stay home.
31 posted on 06/28/2011 3:18:08 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: Responsibility2nd
I have no idea if this is accurate.

The Koch brothers are the richest Libertarians around and have been associated with Libertarian causes for decades, so it's accurate. They have dumped a lot of money into creating/supporting certain Tea Party-related groups which is mostly why I've been careful to jump on the Tea Party bandwagon. I'm not going to get involved with any groups that are a front for Libertarians.
32 posted on 06/29/2011 2:02:36 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

Thanks for this info.

I agree. Libertarians are not true conservatives.


33 posted on 06/29/2011 2:09:06 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I'm a Birther - And a Deather)
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To: allsouthern
Im baaaack! It seems your boy Perry had his buddy campaign donors throw the wrench in the sanctuaries city bill so he wouldnt have to veto it and look like the bad guy. Im telling you, the guy is a snake and is not a conservative by a long shot.

Perry's biggest donor is a home builder, are you really surprised about the outcome of the bill? One of this other big donor's fortunes was made from grocery stores. Again, no surprise. There is a reason why Perry has run the gamut from supporting open borders and healthcare for poor people on both sides of the border to wasting taxpayer millions on webcams that didn't secure our borders. You always look at where the major money comes from. Bob Perry didn't donate millions of dollars to Rick Perry, he invested millions of dollars in Rick Perry.
34 posted on 06/29/2011 2:12:23 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Responsibility2nd
Thanks for this info.

I agree. Libertarians are not true conservatives.


Unfortunately some of the Tea Party groups the Koch brothers have funded or invested in are a bit popular on FR, so I tend not to say too much about it, other than to say it really bothers me that people aren't looking too deep into some of these groups. I agree with some things the Libertarians do, but there are other things I don't agree with, and none of us knows what the Kochs hope to gain from funding certain groups.
35 posted on 06/29/2011 2:16:07 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

Either way, the guy cannot be trusted. If he gets in the White House, with rinos like Mcain and Graham to work with, we might as well learn spanish cause they will be flooding in. Just like in Texas.


36 posted on 06/29/2011 5:25:01 PM PDT by allsouthern
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To: allsouthern
I have no doubt that Perry would not do anything to seriously anger his backers. They wouldn't have donated millions to Perry if he hadn't made it known that he'd support their causes.

Back in 2004, Perry gave a speech that was nearly 3 years after 9/11, where he talked about national security, but then turned around and said this:

As a nation of immigrants, the United States welcomes men and women who enter our country to better their lives and enrich our society. Travel to an urban classroom, or a citizenship ceremony in our state, and you will find new Americans, of almost every native tongue, who have descended on Texas from every corner of the world to pursue one common dream, the American Dream.

Those who want to build a wall around this nation fail to understand that while we must do everything to keep enemies out, we must never stop the immigrant dream from continuing to make its way in. Those who enter our country in good faith, and seek unlimited freedom, should be welcome whether their native roots are in Australia or Africa, South or North America, Asia or Europe, including that mountainous country called Austria.

As governor of Texas, I welcome the contributions of millions of Mexican workers who are making a better way for their families in Mexico, while building our economy in Texas. And as the first statewide official to endorse NAFTA in the early 90’s, I welcome not only the contributions that Mexican workers make to our economy, but the expanded trade that can create opportunities north and south of our border.


Oh, and we can't forget that Perry is a big fan of LULAC as well.

The scary thing to me is that this is typical Rick Perry and has been for the better part of the last decade, and yet many people outside the state believe he's changed his stripes. They don't stop and think what it means when your biggest donor is a home builder who has spent millions campaigning for you.
37 posted on 06/29/2011 6:23:33 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr
You always look at where the major money comes from. Bob Perry didn't donate millions of dollars to Rick Perry, he invested millions of dollars in Rick Perry.

Clarity bump. Perry's going to have a lot of explaining to do, when he's old and gray and his English-speaking neighbors are being discriminated against and can't get jobs because LULAC and LaRaza are pressuring employers not to hire anyone who isn't bilingue -- i.e. white Texans who flunk Johnny Mata's personal-political ("the personal is political") "too gringo for me" test.

One of Johnny Mata's LULAC responsibilities is to "open up" jobs at e.g. offshore supply firms -- which means, he goes to their managements and offers to make trouble for their client companies (operating companies like Devon and Shell and Anadarko Petroleum) through OSHA and EEOC if the target firm doesn't fire some white guys and hire nonqualified Hispanics in their places. Had a guy working on my attic a/c once who had had that happen to him. Hope he got back on someplace.

As for the business of "investing" in Rick Perry, that's almost a direct quote from a Houston Chronicle article five years ago. When KBH was first thinking about running for governor, she met with a group of Texas money men (who included Bo Pilgrim, one or more of the Tysons, Trammel Crow and a couple of other homebuilders -- presumably including Bob Perry) one of whom told her bluntly, "I've got good money invested in Rick Perry and I intend to get my money's worth." Just like that, in quotes, the story apparently coming from Kay herself, or a close aide who was close enough to be in the room when all this grown-up talk was laid on Kay, telling her to get back up to DC and be a good little senator. The point being that these guys really are that arrogant.

38 posted on 06/29/2011 11:35:36 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; drypowder
[CW quoting Rick Perry] "....the issue of people who want to legally, thoughtfully and appropriately come to America to work and help us build our economy — we should quickly come up with a program and an identification card to do that."

[drypowder] does that mean he's for a new ID system for everybody or just the immigrants? (Ronald Regan called a National ID system the mark of the beast)

The problem is that the ID would be similar to the Mexican matricula consular that so annoyed conservatives a few years ago since the Mexican government was intermeddling in relations between illegal immigrants and agencies of the U.S. Government, state government, and private institutions like banks and consumer businesses. The difference would be that the ID Perry is talking about would be given out to illegal immigrants for the purpose of "washing" them and opening a doorway to citizenship and voting -- call it "side-door McShamnesty".

I call it bracero-to-votero, from illegal, sub rosa status to citizenship and the vote, courtesy of Rick Perry.

Notice also that he made those comments to a Mexican nationalist and irridentist group that would have no trouble stepping on the rights of American citizens to help "their own". Those guys are selective scofflaws, full of nuestra giente this and la Raza that, when they're speaking in Spanish to Mexican fence-jumpers.

39 posted on 06/29/2011 11:47:55 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: lentulusgracchus
As for the business of "investing" in Rick Perry, that's almost a direct quote from a Houston Chronicle article five years ago. When KBH was first thinking about running for governor, she met with a group of Texas money men (who included Bo Pilgrim, one or more of the Tysons, Trammel Crow and a couple of other homebuilders -- presumably including Bob Perry) one of whom told her bluntly, "I've got good money invested in Rick Perry and I intend to get my money's worth." Just like that, in quotes, the story apparently coming from Kay herself, or a close aide who was close enough to be in the room when all this grown-up talk was laid on Kay, telling her to get back up to DC and be a good little senator. The point being that these guys really are that arrogant.

Thanks for that - didn't know that. To me, when you reach the point where you've donated millions, it is an investment.

There are far too many people from out of state who think Perry will break with his backers, when that's not the case - everything major he pushes, he does so with their approval. It's Texas politics, and it's ruthless, and people from out of state just don't get it. Perry knows if he turned on his backers, they'd work to take him down, because that's how it works here.

They let Perry play games with the sanctuary cities bill knowing full well it would not be passed.
40 posted on 06/30/2011 10:29:33 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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