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Iowa: Pro-Perry Group Plans Straw Poll Write-in Push
Iowa Republican ^ | August 3, 2011 | Kevin Hall

Posted on 08/03/2011 12:46:53 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Rick Perry’s name will not appear on the Ames Straw Poll ballot, he will not be there, and the Republican Party of Iowa will not allow a pro-Perry PAC to purchase space at the event. However, all those obstacles are not preventing Americans for Rick Perry from attempting to influence the Straw Poll.

Since they will not be allowed a lot at Iowa State University, Perry supporters will set up shop in a Holiday Inn conference center, less than a mile away. They are offering free t-shirts and other inexpensive “swag” to people who drop by the hotel. According to sources, they will also offer free Straw Poll tickets to Rick Perry supporters.

Craig Schoenfeld, the Iowa executive director of Americans for Rick Perry, said the group has not purchased any tickets yet, but that could change within the next week or so. He also downplayed their efforts for the Ames Straw Poll. “There’s no goal, there’s no buses, there’s no candidate or campaign,” Schoenfeld told TheIowaRepublican.com. “The straw poll is a candidate driven event. That’s historical. We have no candidate.”

Schoenfeld added that having “50-60 people at the Straw Poll in Rick Perry t-shirts, out there talking to other activists, that’s a way to build on grassroots support”. However, the pro-Perry groups seem to be investing a lot of time and effort for just 50-60 votes. GrowPAC, another pro-Perry 527 group, purchased time on Des Moines and Ames radio stations with ads that encourage Iowans to write-in Rick Perry’s name on the Straw Poll ballot.

One of the pro-Perry groups conducted automated phone calls to Iowa Republicans in the past few days. The calls ask which candidate you favor. Perry’s is the first name on the list. If you select him, you are then asked if you would be interested in supporting Rick Perry at the Ames Straw Poll. If you say yes, the system responds that someone would be in touch with you in the next few days.

An email blast was also sent out by Americans for Rick Perry executive director Jeff LaCourse. The text includes a request to “Join us at the Republican Party of Iowa’s Presidential Straw Poll in Ames, Iowa on Saturday, August 13.” Readers are then directed to two email addresses and a phone number to call for more information.

Another 527 group, called Jobs for Iowa, produced a 30 second TV ad that is airing in Iowa. It does not mention the Straw Poll, but is a very professionally done commercial that promotes Perry’s record on creating jobs. The pro-Perry forces are sensing a groundswell of support for the Texas Governor.

“The bottom line is we’ve come across enough folks in the last few weeks that have expressed an interest in having another voice in this race,” Schoenfeld said. “If there wasn’t that feeling for another voice, you wouldn’t see that type of activity. We wouldn’t be here doing what we’re doing.”

Write-ins have never been allowed on the Ames Straw Poll ballot before and there has never been a concerted effort to mobilize for an undeclared candidate. Fred Thompson was garnering a lot of grassroots excitement in the summer of 2007, but did not declare his official candidacy until three weeks after the event. He only picked up 203 votes. That was mainly because the Thompson team put no effort into the Straw Poll.

A week and a half ago, when it was announced that Perry and Sarah Palin would not be allowed on the ballot, the Americans for Rick Perry group said they preferred to be excluded. They felt Perry would be at a distinct disadvantage because he was not allowed a lot on the Straw Poll grounds and there was not enough time to organize a strong effort. Obviously, there was a strategic change in the past few days.

A top three finish would provide Rick Perry’s likely candidacy an enormous boost, but it is virtually impossible to pull that off at this late date. Americans for Rick Perry claim there is “no goal” for their efforts, but it makes one wonder what they really hope to accomplish by recruiting supporters to attend the event. If Perry places above any of the six declared candidates who also bought space at the Ames Straw Poll, a devastating blow would be dealt to those other campaigns. However, it is difficult to say how much that result helps Rick Perry.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 08/03/2011 12:47:00 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The two biggest names (Perry and Palin) won’t be on the ballot.


2 posted on 08/03/2011 12:53:00 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Some of my ncdestors settled Iowa in the early 19th century. I certainly hope Iowa doesn’t get sold a bill of goods by RINO Perry like they did by RINO GW Bush!


3 posted on 08/03/2011 12:53:13 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: bwc2221
The two biggest names (Perry and Palin) won’t be on the ballot.

Until someone writes them on.

4 posted on 08/03/2011 12:54:42 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Paperdoll
Some of my ncdestors settled Iowa

Your ncdestors, spreading illiteracy across the land...

5 posted on 08/03/2011 12:55:09 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Paperdoll

6 posted on 08/03/2011 12:58:21 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Possible radio/TV spot:

“Hey Iowans, did you know Rick Perry wants you to pay more for going to college in Texas than illegal aliens?”


7 posted on 08/03/2011 12:59:07 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: humblegunner

Oh dear, I forgot! Left wingers, Globalists and amnesty loving one Worlders do not discuss a subject. They attck on a prsonal level! I should have known. :)


8 posted on 08/03/2011 1:00:48 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: GeronL
We've been dealt a hand here in Texas (and if you've read my threads you know much of this) where we have a federal government that has not answered the call to protect the 1250 border miles Texas shares with Mexico. Gov. Perry does not believe a fence is the answer to illegals crossing the U.S.-Mexican border. He believes conservative ascendancy will. So we do the best with what we have ($100M/yr of our own state money put up to help secure an international border). We have a lot of crime to combat and pay for because of the illegal activity (drugs, human smuggling and trafficking) generated by an unsecured international border.

We can't refuse to educate or give health care, as everyone in every state is faced with the same situation, but since Perry is a border gov, he's held responsible for illegal aliens, where everyone vents their frustration about the problem using him as a whipping boy (and to make political points and take pot shots). Perry's asked for drones (went to Israel and asked how they protect Gaza Strip), has asked for 3000 people here on the TX border (crickets). Perry has set up an elite Texas Ranger unit to work on the border. Then we find out the Feds have been "running guns" across the border and we've had people killed because of that.

The Texas Dream Act was set up because we have a lot of kids here from the way the feds have allowed this to snowball. Students who have been in Texas for 3 years and graduated from a Texas high school get instate tuition (no benefits -- they pay their way) The entire Texas Senate voted for this in 1991. (The Texas Dream Act does NOT have all the hidden goodies the U.S. Congress "Dream Act" was trying to get into law.)

Perry has said: “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.”

The Texas legislature meets every 2 years for 140 days and the governor is allowed to call Special Sessions. He called a Special Session because he had put "sanctuary cities" on the agenda and the legislature dropped the ball -- but the Senate and then the House left again -- giving Gov. Perry nothing to sign (Texas legislators also have elections they'll be facing and no doubt didn't want a vote on this shadowing their re-election bids).

In this just ended session, after about 3 tries to slip it into a bill, a law that required people to show their birth certificate to get a drivers license got through [The amendment, added by Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, to the education funding bill legislators needed to balance the state budget had originally been included in Senate Bill 9, the so-called "sanctuary cities" bill that failed in the special session. It also had appeared in an omnibus homeland security bill by Sen. Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, that died in the regular session......By putting it into law the state potentially undermines an ongoing lawsuit that argues DPS doesn't have authority to check legal status.]. However, the ink on that law was hardly dry before it was overturned by a judge -- as usual.

In this last Texas Legislative session Gov. Perry signed the Texas Photo ID Voting Law -- it took 6 years to get it through -- Only 6 states have a PHOTO Voter ID requirement.

Texas has a long history with Mexico and being "Mexican" does not mean that you aren't an American, or a Texan. A lot of Texans have Mexican heritage or are married to someone who does. Perry doesn't lead with his chin. He's a thoughtful man.

He's as ready to fix this as anyone and understands it probably better than anyone running -- or commenting anonymously on a chat site.

9 posted on 08/03/2011 1:05:53 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Paperdoll
Oh dear, I forgot! Left wingers, Globalists and amnesty loving one Worlders do not discuss a subject. They attck on a prsonal level! I should have known. :)

Then offer up something to discuss.

10 posted on 08/03/2011 1:07:47 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Paperdoll

In what way is pointing out the non-word “ncdestors” personal?

You wrote it, not me.


11 posted on 08/03/2011 1:09:13 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: GeronL
“Hey Iowans, did you know Rick Perry wants you to pay more for going to college in Texas than illegal aliens?”

“Hey Iowans, did you know Rick Perry tried to mandate that young Texas women be shot up with drugs? Via executive order?"

“Hey Iowans, did you know Rick Perry could have stopped santuary cities in Texas but did not?"

“Hey Iowans, did you know Rick Perry could have forced the passage of a bill stopping TSA groping in Texas but Perry did nothing?"

“Hey Iowans, did you know Rick Perry signed a bill implementing a business income tax?"

“Hey Iowans, did you know Rick Perry attempted the largest land grab in Texas history? Via the Trans-Texas corridor?"

“Hey Iowans, did you know Rick Perry shut down access to his Texas Department of Public Safety travel vouchers secret? The public cannot know what Perry is spending unless they wait 18 months for their release? Is that open government?"

“Hey Iowans, did you know Rick Perry is a RINO?"

12 posted on 08/03/2011 1:10:30 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

good strategy....only an up side!


13 posted on 08/03/2011 1:12:41 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: isthisnickcool
Have you driven on that TTC road? NO because it doesn't exist.

So because we’re near Mexico we’re not allowed to build road infrastructure! Really!

25, 000,000 people live in Texas. Have you witnessed the dead stop back-up on major Texas freeways as people were fleeing the coast and approaching hurricanes?

Dallas to Austin – 4 hour drive (takes longer than pre interstate days due to congestion)

As Gov. Perry stated, Texas needs a bigger interstate highway footprint; we need more lane highways between major cities.

Houston’s Port ranks with New York and Los Angeles ports. We need to be able to move products and people.

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"The Port of Houston": The Port of Houston is a 25-mile-long complex of diversified public and private facilities located just a few hours’ sailing time from the Gulf of Mexico. The port is ranked first in the United States in foreign waterborne tonnage (14 consecutive years); first in U.S. imports (19 consecutive years); second in U.S. export tonnage and second in the U.S. in total tonnage (19 consecutive years).

The Port of Houston is made up of the Port of Houston Authority and the 150-plus private industrial companies along the Houston Ship Channel. All together, the port authority and its neighbors along the ship channel are a large and vibrant component of the regional economy.

More than 220 million tons of cargo moved through the Port of Houston in 2009. More than 7,700 vessel calls were recorded at the Port of Houston during the year 2009. The Houston Pilots navigate each vessel through the Houston Ship Channel.

The Port of Houston has an impressive listing of firsts, from unloading the world’s first container ship to becoming the country’s first port to receive ISO 14001 compliance. The Houston Ship Channel

The Houston Ship Channel has been a catalyst for growth in Harris County since the first journey of a steamship up Buffalo Bayou in 1837. The ship channel plays a critical role in today’s community as well. It generates jobs and opportunities that allow businesses to flourish.

A 2007 study by Martin Associates says ship channel-related businesses contribute to more than 785,000 jobs throughout Texas while generating nearly $118 billion of statewide economic impact. Additionally, more than $3.7 billion in state and local tax revenues are generated by business activities related to the port. It is projected that the Port of Houston will continue to be an important factor as north-south trade expands.

2008 Port of Houston Ranking:

• 1st in the U.S. in foreign tonnage for 13 consecutive years;
• 1st in imports for 18 consecutive years and
• 2nd in U.S. in total tonnage for 18 consecutive years;
• 7th largest U.S. Container port Source

”Big Bad” Cintra: ".......The SH 130 Concession Company is an independent company formed by Cintra, a multinational corporation based in Spain, and Zachry American Infrastructure headquartered in San Antonio. Cintra, described as one of the world’s largest private-sector developers of transportation infrastructure, currently manages 21 toll highways worldwide. Cintra’s portfolio includes the Chicago Skyway, the Indiana Toll Road and the 407 ETR toll highway in and around Toronto, Canada.

Zachry American Infrastructure was created in 2005 to develop U.S. infrastructure investments in the transportation, energy and water sectors. The Zachry family’s older entity, Zachry Construction Corp., has built more than 1,000 heavy construction projects including more than 110 projects along the U.S. Interstate highway system. Cintra-Zachry in June 2006 reached a $1.3 billion agreement with the state of Texas to build segments 5 and 6 of SH 130. In exchange for its investment, Cintra-Zachry gets the right to collect tolls for 50 years in a revenue-sharing agreement with the state......" Small roads are squeezed because the bigger roads can't handle the traffic. Travel times are prohibitive for both people trying to get somewhere (work?) (fun?) and for the transport of goods and services for the growing Texas economy.

At long last, U.S. 290 work will begin-- Local officials symbolically break ground on massive project ““We recognized the importance of a good transportation system to our community both from mobility and safety standpoint. The traffic volume on U.S. 290 is more than 26,000 vehicles per day.”

I-35 is a nightmare. People ask online how to avoid it.

People couldn't get out of the way of last 2 major hurricanes (told to evacuate) and were stranded on freeways (dead stopped) w/o gas or food.

We are (as are people in all meto areas) fighting off light rail projects being pushed by ENVIRONMENTALISTS who endlessly tie road projects up in court (driving up costs) to stop infrastructure construction, as they tout toy trains that NO ONE wants but Leftists and unions. Texas is BIG it's hundreds of miles between towns (with a lot of small and medium towns and farming communities in between) and we don't want to go where LIBERALS tell us to go and when and how often.

Sierra Club and State Transportation Plan: “The Houston chapter of the Sierra Club has issued a report that itemizes TxDOT’s State Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) projected costs of building the 186-mile State Highway 99 around the Houston region during the next 4 years. The total is $4,824,492,381.

"By comparison, the total cost allocated for building Houston’s 5 new light rail lines is $3.3 billion and the cost of building a complete, 5-line base regional commuter rail system has been estimated at less than $3 billion. [In the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan, those SH 99 costs totaled over $6 billion.

The first segment to be built is scheduled to be across the open Katy Prairie at a cost of over $350 million. That is slightly more than the cost of building the 290 commuter rail line. Additionally, the STIP contains $468 million for improving US 290, but notes that it is $170 million short of funds for the first project. For comment on that see “How would you spend $350 million?” To participate in a survey about this priority, go to spend350million.org.]"

The lawyers, unions and environmentalists will work this gig as long as they can.

AND HERE IS ONE NOW!!

The FR LINK that directed me to take a look at DAVID STALL and his wife, LINDA STALL.

TAKE A LOOK

The MOVEMENT behind blocking TTC :

[CorridorWatch.org Files Comment and Complaint at NEPA Tier One TTC-35 DEIS Public Hearing During the July 27, 2006, Public Hearing in Dallas, Texas, David Stall presented oral comments and submitted written comments on behalf the members of ”CorridorWatch.org

Texas ENVIRONMENTAL Grantmakers GroupDavid Stall of Corridor Watch, a 501[c][4] monitoring the Trans Texas Corridor project, began our discussion about transportation and environmental impacts. He explained that his background was in government, both as general manager of the cities of Nassau Bay, Columbus, and Shoreacres, and as a 4th generation public servant. With that experience, he considers the Trans Texas Corridor (TTC) project to have little to do with transportation, nor with the Texas Department of Transportation, the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M, nor regional urban traffic planners. To Mr. Stall, the TTC seems to be a rather desperate effort by the Governor’s office to generate revenue……………”

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CorridorBotch.org, or David Stall-ed “It appears that as a political issue, the Trans Texas Corridor (TTC) does not cut nearly the swath its opponents allege the asphalt itself will.

For we find CorridorWatch.org (CW.org) founder David Stall falling pronouncedly flat in his bid to become District 18's state Senator. In a jurisdiction he has spent the last two years dousing with disinformation regarding just what the TTC will be, his attempts at grassroots movement failed to translate into grassroots support…………

According to their website, Stall's wife Linda founded CorridorWatch.org in February of 2004. Of course her beau had a hand therein, but because he was the City Manager of Columbus, Texas, at the time, the website leans heavily on her influence at the organization's inception.

David Stall's involvement in so political an institution as this quickly led to his dismissal from his city post. Columbus officials were also less than thrilled that Stall had registered CorridorWatch.org using the city's account. Oops.

The Stalls immediately began driving hours in any direction from their Fayetteville home to attend Texas Department of Transportation (TxDoT) meetings to disingenuously participate in the open forum process. As their disinformation spread, they began culling fellow travelers on the no-Road to Anywhere; we here know from first-hand accounts that either the Stalls or members of their growing circle of lubricious surrogates have fanned out across the state to pitch false information on the potential throughway.

If everything with which these CW.org miseducators, and their brethren in groups such as Texas Toll Party, have been frightening or angering these poor residents into intellectual submission were true, the TTC would be a slab of concrete spanning from Beaumont east to El Paso west, and pave the state in totality between San Antonio and Dallas.

Every town to which these people pay a visit is told that they are in dire danger of being diametrically bifurcated by the coming highway, no matter how far east or west they might be. To cite but one fraudulent example, residents of every single city, town and village along the Taylor-Manor corridor have been regaled with egregiously fabricated tales of municipalitive destruction and vociferous eminent domain pillaging.

The problem is, Corridor Watch et. al. are by no means allowing the facts to get in the way of a good beating. Every proposed path (and there are still at the very least three) currently under consideration places the TTC on the northern and southern ends of planned SH-130, which is a good fifteen miles west of the villes in question and in crisis over their alleged impending devastation.

That these Corridor clowns are asserting anything with certitude belies their veracity on all things, because right now NO ONE outside of the TxDoT TTC circle knows anything about any aspect of the plans…………………..”

14 posted on 08/03/2011 1:13:53 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
There you go again, thoughtfully responding to open ended accusations designed to paint negative pictures in a voters mind before they get a chance to research the candidate themselves. If the Palin and Paul people did more of this they would be much better off and could possibly persuade those voters who do not like their particular candidate for reasons other than the fact the voters themselves must also be illegal loving globalist Rinos.
15 posted on 08/03/2011 1:17:02 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: isthisnickcool

You’ve derailed.


16 posted on 08/03/2011 1:18:21 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The first fallacy there is Rick Perry is not a conservative.

Has he tried to cut welfare for illegal aliens? 70% of them are on some kind of welfare program, it is a HUGE incentive for them to stay here.

Of course not. He does not believe in “punishing” them by withholding the benefits of citizenship.


17 posted on 08/03/2011 1:18:30 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Texas Farm Bureau speaks out against Trans-Texas Corridor

Southwest Farm Press

Mar. 30, 2007 10:40am

While many strides were made in the previous legislative session in regards to Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC), farmers and ranchers feel there are still concerns to address, a Texas Farm Bureau representative told state senators in a transportation committee meeting recently.

“We believe the impact of the TTC will be devastating to the agriculture industry and to rural communities,” McLennan County Farm Bureau President Marc Scott said at the Austin hearing.

The lack of access due to the division of family farms and ranches, the massive condemnation proceedings that would trail in the wake of corridor approval and the usage of regional water resources for the construction were all among concerns Scott raised before the committee.

“As a personal note, the 1,700 acres that I produce on are all within the footprint of the proposed TTC,” Scott, a cow/calf and hay producer, said. “So this issue is very near and dear to my heart. My livelihood depends on the outcome of the TTC.”

Scott said Texas Farm Bureau is urging lawmakers to use existing rights-of-way whenever new road or highway construction is under consideration, provide access points for landowners divided by roadways and ensure FM roads would not be spliced by highways.

The state’s largest family farm organization is also pressing state reforms on eminent domain law, urging lawmakers to consider relocation costs for families affected by something as large as the corridor, as well as good faith offers on the land’s best and highest use whenever condemnation proceedings take place.

Scott said farmers and ranchers whose land is targeted by the proposed TTC feel strongly that many landowner concerns have not been adequately addressed.

“The delegate body of the Texas Farm Bureau has voted overwhelming to continue to oppose the TTC,” Scott said. “Our county leaders have spent four years studying this project and attending public meetings held in counties throughout the state. While we readily admit that many changes have occurred to lessen the sting of the corridor, there are still more issues that need to be resolved.”


18 posted on 08/03/2011 1:21:11 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Texas Farm Bureau speaks out against Trans-Texas Corridor

Southwest Farm Press

Mar. 30, 2007 10:40am

While many strides were made in the previous legislative session in regards to Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC), farmers and ranchers feel there are still concerns to address, a Texas Farm Bureau representative told state senators in a transportation committee meeting recently.

“We believe the impact of the TTC will be devastating to the agriculture industry and to rural communities,” McLennan County Farm Bureau President Marc Scott said at the Austin hearing.

The lack of access due to the division of family farms and ranches, the massive condemnation proceedings that would trail in the wake of corridor approval and the usage of regional water resources for the construction were all among concerns Scott raised before the committee.

“As a personal note, the 1,700 acres that I produce on are all within the footprint of the proposed TTC,” Scott, a cow/calf and hay producer, said. “So this issue is very near and dear to my heart. My livelihood depends on the outcome of the TTC.”

Scott said Texas Farm Bureau is urging lawmakers to use existing rights-of-way whenever new road or highway construction is under consideration, provide access points for landowners divided by roadways and ensure FM roads would not be spliced by highways.

The state’s largest family farm organization is also pressing state reforms on eminent domain law, urging lawmakers to consider relocation costs for families affected by something as large as the corridor, as well as good faith offers on the land’s best and highest use whenever condemnation proceedings take place.

Scott said farmers and ranchers whose land is targeted by the proposed TTC feel strongly that many landowner concerns have not been adequately addressed.

“The delegate body of the Texas Farm Bureau has voted overwhelming to continue to oppose the TTC,” Scott said. “Our county leaders have spent four years studying this project and attending public meetings held in counties throughout the state. While we readily admit that many changes have occurred to lessen the sting of the corridor, there are still more issues that need to be resolved.”


19 posted on 08/03/2011 1:21:24 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Why doesn’t Perry call for a special session...he still can?
The last cop that got ran over was in the process of interviewing a witness on the side of the freeway when the illegal alien gang-banger ploughed over him. Come to find out that the person that was involved in the first accident was an illgal alien that fled the state. TWO ILLEGAL ALIENS involved in one evening’s nightmare. That case was the backdrop against the special session but never mind the politicians got influenced off by Hotze,Perry,Charles Butt & Leininger who started making calls and lobbying against it.
Perry is not a leader by any stretch of the imagination. He skidded past this delicate issue. In Iowa they see a man that will bow to the cheap labor lobby in meatpacking towns. That’s where the money starts to stream.


20 posted on 08/03/2011 1:22:28 PM PDT by magna carta
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My goodness! Looks like all the rude supporters of Freddie Dalton Thompson have now jumped on Rick Perry’s little red truck! I thought I’d recognized some of you. They say you are judged by the company you keep, and I guess that means candidates you support, too. Rudeness does not win anyone over to your candidate. The feedback I am getting on this thread only proves my suspicions to be true.


21 posted on 08/03/2011 1:22:31 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The Texas DREAM Act allows illegals to pay less for college than Oklahomans, right? Otherwise its a “punishment”, idiocy.

..

Did Rick Perry try to beef up the State Defense Force and put them on the border? Of course not.

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22 posted on 08/03/2011 1:22:52 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: isthisnickcool
“Hey Iowans, did you know Rick Perry signed a bill implementing a business income tax?"

"..........."If you're running against Rick Perry," [John] Sharp said in his June interview with the Tribune, "you better bring your lunch."

By the time the two Aggies took each other on in the close 1998 race for lieutenant governor, Perry’s high profile, combined with shifting political tides, made him formidable. Less than two years after winning that contest, Perry was headed for the governorship. And six years after that, the two reconciled after striking up a conversation in an Austin gun store. Perry and the Legislature were struggling to pull together a school finance package. He turned to Sharp, putting him in charge of a blue-ribbon task force of business leaders and others.

That panel devised a controversial package that lowered local school property taxes and replaced them with a new business margins tax. The governor got anti-tax activist Grover Norquist to bless the idea, while Sharp convinced the business community. In special session in spring 2006, the two got the Legislature to bless it. The tax remains controversial — many blame it for the recurring $5 billion annual hole in the state budget — but the changes forestalled lawsuits over school finance, and the two old friends turned rivals turned friends have remained close ever since.................Source

In the meantime Perry is working within and without the system to reform education. Check it out.

And Talking heads discuss: Gov. Perry takes on college education

23 posted on 08/03/2011 1:25:45 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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I-35 is a nightmare. People ask online how to avoid it.

At least they will use less gas in the future while battling congestion. Obama's new fuel economy mileage standard is 54 miles/gallon. Of course, he's counting on a lot of new cars being battery operated.

And, BTW, they might just exhaust their battery capacity while in the traffic jam. TX DOT better plan on building battery recharging stations along the highways. Or better yet, let a new company, Exxon Electric build the stations, charge the drivers and pay taxes to the state on the income. A win for free enterprise, the company, the state but not the poor driver.

24 posted on 08/03/2011 1:27:16 PM PDT by CedarDave (For Sarah Palin news and updates, place "Keyword: palin" into your FR sidebar)
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To: isthisnickcool
“Hey Iowans, did you know Rick Perry tried to mandate that young Texas women be shot up with drugs? Via executive order?"

Do you know that he allowed parents an opt out so the vaccine wasn't mandatory?

“Hey Iowans, did you know Rick Perry could have stopped santuary cities in Texas but did not?"

Really? He recently pushed for legislation trying to ban sanctuary cities:

http://www.themonitor.com/articles/cities-51442-perry-sanctuary.html

Perry revives sanctuary cities bill

“Hey Iowans, did you know Rick Perry signed a bill implementing a business income tax?"

Really?

http://impactnews.com/central-austin/293-recent-news/11840-perry-reaffirms-support-for-small-business-tax-break

Gov. Rick Perry told small-business owners at a March 1 event that he will keep the low-tax and competitive jobs environment in Texas with the pledge to renew the 2009 small-business tax break.

http://lubbockonline.com/stories/061709/sta_451696447.shtml

Perry signs tax break for small businesses

STOP LYING.

25 posted on 08/03/2011 1:29:50 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well said my dear...well said..Being bred, born and raised in the great state of Texas,we can’t do any worse than what we have now. Perry/Palin 2012....again THANK YOU!


26 posted on 08/03/2011 1:29:55 PM PDT by VF-51vnv
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To: bwc2221
The two biggest names (Perry and Palin) won’t be on the ballot.

I suspect the unofficial Palin group organizing in Iowa with the hope she will run is also pushing a write in campaign. The results of the efforts will be interesting as will the spin provided by the supporters of the loser.

28 posted on 08/03/2011 1:32:27 PM PDT by CedarDave (For Sarah Palin news and updates, place "Keyword: palin" into your FR sidebar)
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To: GeronL
Oklahomans have good schools and like to rival Texas schools.

Are you saying OK students must leave their state to get a good education in Texas?

How far do you want to carry this ridiculous argument about Texas doing something (VOTED IN 100% by the state Senate) to work with all these students allowed to be educated by law in the United States?

These are students who lived in Texas for at least 3 years leading to a high school diploma. They pay the same (no special grants). Take your compliant to D.C., Capital Hill and the courts.

29 posted on 08/03/2011 1:33:24 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Grover Norquist? LOL! Whoop-d-Do! Ya might take a gander at what Grover has been saying the last few days. He is as wrong headed on the bill just passed in Washington as he was here in Texas in 2006 on the Franchise/Income Tax.

That's the best retort you have on Perry's signature on a Texas business income tax?

I'm curious Cincinatus' Wife, what do you do for a living? Does your company, if you have one, pay this income tax? Or is your only job coming here to pimp Perry?

30 posted on 08/03/2011 1:34:57 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: RINOs suck
STOP LYING.

You first...

31 posted on 08/03/2011 1:36:51 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
How far do you want to carry this ridiculous argument about Texas doing something (VOTED IN 100% by the state Senate) to work with all these students allowed to be educated by law in the United States?

You really do not understand? Are you that dense? These are not American citizens, making them pay the same as Americans is a punishment? We should hang these politicians, all of them.

They should be denied schools and welfare. THAT is how we can end the illegal alien problem.

No, better they should be allowed to live in YOUR house.

32 posted on 08/03/2011 1:38:41 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: isthisnickcool
I started vetting Perry after realizing he might get into the race. Boy a lot of FReepers came flying at me like bats out of hell for my posts. SO I dug deeper and found so many lies being spread and half truth being pushed.

Some FReepers said I was putting stuff out there that wasn't so great. But I figured, well, let's take a look now, everything will come out anyway. And you know when you do that it's amazing how much there is to find that makes the lies recede and the truth come forward.

I know that quote I just gave and linked to might on the face of it look "bad" but I know it was done to work a problem and that that problem is still being worked to make things better for taxpayers, students, business and the general well being of Texas.

So that's my story. I am working to find someone to make Obama a one term president.

And you come on most every thread to slam a good candidate.

Who is your choice?

33 posted on 08/03/2011 1:43:11 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Who decides who gets on the ballot?

How is it decided?

IMO the “result” means very little with Palin and Perry not included.


34 posted on 08/03/2011 1:43:11 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wrong it is in violation of FED law to fund illegal aliens but everyone including Perry is willfully skirting the law. That’s why former justice Steven Wayne Smith is currently gathering plaintiffs to overthrow the provision in Texas allowing illegal aliens more rights to college grant money and slots than native-born US citizens. This boys and girls is TREASON!
Even BLUE STATE MARYLAND is trying to overthrow this crap via a petitions ballot measure(MDPetitions). They got 50% more signatures than needed and 30% Democrat voters onboard.
PERRY is for the RULING-CLASS!


35 posted on 08/03/2011 1:45:29 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: truth_seeker

“Who decides who gets on the ballot? How is it decided?”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2752893/posts#1


36 posted on 08/03/2011 1:47:20 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: VF-51vnv

Thank you!


37 posted on 08/03/2011 1:49:41 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: isthisnickcool

Well the one good thing I have read about Perry is that he said not long ago that the first 100 days of a Perry presidency would include shutting down the EPA and the Dept of Educ. Two of my personal favorites. I’m still on the fence about Perry. One more do nothing globalist President and this country is Greece.


38 posted on 08/03/2011 1:52:16 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: truth_seeker

>>>Who decides who gets on the ballot?

The Central Committee of the Republican Party of Iowa.

>>>How is it decided?

They had a meeting some time back - there’s a thread, or several, when the announcement of who would be on the ballot - search the FR archives.

>>>IMO the “result” means very little with Palin and Perry not included.

You opinion means squat. If Palin &/or Perry wanted to be included in the straw poll, either or both could have done so. They didn’t. And they did include toe option for a write in, which they’d not done before.


39 posted on 08/03/2011 1:55:07 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Get off the fence..I’m a Texan and Perry is the real deal...of course there are a couple of dozen people that take turns bashing Perry with lies and negative spins on each Perry thread...Same shitte over and over.... and you for certain don’t have to worry about Rick Perry being a globalist.....he’s a country boy that has done good....and trust me the trans Texas corridor is a great idea....we need added lanes between North and South...this is a big state. To wit...it’s further from Texarkana, TX to El Paso, TX than it is from Chicago to New York City....


40 posted on 08/03/2011 2:13:46 PM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I would fully support if those two agencies were to be mothballed. He would probably do that too...if possible. On the other side he is a ruling-class candidate which means no action on internal enforcement as he has demonstrated in Texas. ZERO ACTION ZERO PASSION on the issue.


41 posted on 08/03/2011 2:16:20 PM PDT by magna carta
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42 posted on 08/03/2011 2:48:31 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: magna carta; Georgia Girl 2; All
Re: EPA and Ed Dept: (a sample)

Rick Perry: Al Gore's gone to Hell

Perry does not believe there is valid scientific proof of anthropogenic global warming.

On September 7, 2007 [wide ranging speech] Perry gave a speech to California Republicans

..............."Here again we see how little faith the Left has in the people. It’s as if the mere mention of God is so compelling that it might influence their atheist friends to start believing in something besides themselves. But whatever happened to reasoned discourse…to children in schools being exposed to different cultures and different faith traditions?

If they are so proud of their secular humanist worldview, why won’t they allow the simple-minded views of the uneducated masses to be lined up next to their philosophy of self…and all its wisdom…and just let the people decide?

And since when did the field of science become the sole purview of left-wing politicians? I don’t know about you, but I’ve heard Al Gore talk about man-made global warming so much that I’m starting to think that his mouth is the leading source of all that supposedly deadly carbon dioxide.

"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."

[snip]

"The terrorist element in the Middle East hates our way of life. And even with the battle raging in Iraq and Afghanistan, we cannot turn a blind eye to the regime in Iran that would obliterate the only democracy in the Middle East if they had a chance. And it’s no big secret that Iranian arms and know-how are finding their way across the border into Iraq, threatening the lives of our allies and, more importantly, our own fighting men and women."..............

******************

Perry has put another conservative lead on TX Education board. The Left hates her (blocked similar appointment before her but Perry just put in someone how held the same views).

Perry has added an online TX school -- just announced today -- part of a Western Governors education initiative.

Perry has been pushing to get books online.

Perry has been pushing 7 Solutions here and Rick Scott has picked it up for review in FL and I'm sure others are looking at it too.

[Rick] Scott Promotes Controversial Education Reforms [Rick Perry has championed] “Gov. Rick Scott has begun discreetly promoting the same changes to the higher education system that Texas Gov. Rick Perry has championed. The proposals include some of the same reforms pushed by conservatives in K-12 schools: merit pay for professors, tenure reform, and generally a much greater emphasis on measurement of whether professors are turning out students that meet certain goals.

The attempt in Texas has caused something of an identity crisis in that states higher education community, with opponents saying what needs to be reformed is Perrys control over university policies.

Scott told the News Service of Florida on Tuesday that he has discussed the Texas reforms with his appointees to university and college governing boards in an effort to line up support for a nascent campaign to dramatically change how universities and colleges are funded, overhaul professor tenure, emphasize teaching over research, and give students more influence.

An admirer of Texas, Scott has developed a friendly relationship with Perry, who is flirting with the idea of seeking the Republican nomination for President in 2012. Texas is regularly praised for its business-friendly climate and has weathered the economic recession better than most states…….”

Florida might reject $100 million [Fed] grant to educate children [tied to Obamacare]

JUST LIKE PERRY DID AND SUED FOR TX MONEY AND WON!

Perry's education record distinctly different from Bush's

Higher Education Coalition attack on [Texas Gov. Rick] Perry raises eyebrows

[Texas Education Agency] TEA to lay off 178 workers [Thousands of pink slips for state workers] [great Freeper discussion about education]

Gov. Perry: Veterans’ Experiences, Skills are Valuable to Our Workforce --"The knowledge and skills our veterans bring back from service are an important, and all too often untapped, resource for our communities," Gov. Perry said.

"While we can never fully thank them for their service to our nation, I'm proud to sign this important bill, which helps veterans and military service members transition to civilian life by applying their skills and experience to help them graduate more quickly and save money on tuition."

Even Democrats are now alarmed about the state of education in this country but its too late because the GOP owns this issue.

UCLA: "Gov. Rick Perry’s ‘Seven Breakthrough Solutions’ would make for bad business, undermine meaning of a university"

43 posted on 08/03/2011 2:52:35 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This is all irrelevant if the entire state of Texas transforms into the political culture of Mexico. Perry & Ruling-Class are setting us up...riding the wave in the last years of the USA as we know...ZERO long-term thinking profits and soundbites in the here and now. Do you have kids?


44 posted on 08/03/2011 3:03:16 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
And you come on most every thread to slam a good candidate.

Perry is a candidate? When did he announce? I've posted Perry's record. No slam. The question is why you time and again post here about Perry? Someone who is not running. Most times I come here any you have at least one post on the page. Many times it is the same stuff over and over. Sometimes at all hours as if you are more than one person. So I post back. That is what the site is for.

Who is your choice?

Have not decided. Maybe it will be Perry. I have held my nose and voted for the RINO before.

45 posted on 08/03/2011 3:17:54 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Well the one good thing I have read about Perry is that he said not long ago that the first 100 days of a Perry presidency would include shutting down the EPA and the Dept of Educ

Nice words. Where can I find a news story about that?

46 posted on 08/03/2011 3:19:45 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: isthisnickcool

SARA...understanding the concept of Rule of Law:

“The DREAM Act, well see, the immigrants of the past, they had to literally and figuratively stand in line to become U.S. citizens,” said Palin. “I’d like to see that continue, and unfortunately the DREAM Act kind of usurps that, the system.”


47 posted on 08/03/2011 3:22:14 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: isthisnickcool
.....Sometimes at all hours as if you are more than one person. So I post back. That is what the site is for.

Thank you for praising my early to bed, early to rise work ethic -- and I am just one person but I do multi-task well.

As for coming around, why bother if I'm just posting the same stuff over and over? Unless it is precisely to knock a "potential" GOP candidate?

If you don't know a candidate you like, why don't you put yourself out there and we'll all take a good look at you and your life, and pick apart everything you've ever done using minimal information, but what the hey -- that seems to be what everyone does.

48 posted on 08/03/2011 3:26:44 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: magna carta

Palin was talking about the Congressional Dream Act not the 1991 Texas Dream Act that passed the Texas Senate unanimously — not the goody bag that was being pushed by the Democrats on the Hill.

Sarah Palin was not the governor of a border state. It’s easy to pass judgment when it isn’t you dealing with these issues.


49 posted on 08/03/2011 3:30:32 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Perry gave away what was not his to give.....Globalists Ruling-class Agenda.
SARA demonstrates a concept of the Rule of Law...PERRY HAS NOT.


50 posted on 08/03/2011 3:39:10 PM PDT by magna carta
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