Rick Perry served in the U.S. Air Force after graduating from Texas A&M
Perry could count on one hand the number of trips he had taken out of his home state by the time he graduated from Texas A&M University, but everything changed when he joined the Air Force.
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."
.....Upon graduation, he was commissioned in the United States Air Force, completed pilot training and flew C-130 tactical airlift in the United States, the Middle East, and Europe until 1977. He left the Air Force with the rank of captain, returned to Texas and went into business farming cotton with his father.
In 1982, Perry married Anita Thigpen, his childhood sweetheart whom he had known since elementary school. They have two children, Griffin and Sydney.
Anita and Rick Perry dove hunting 2010
Perry Awarding Iraqi Service Medals
Second, Gardasil. Doing what you think is right without regard for the Constitution or individual Rights smacks of the sort of 'ends justify the means' mentality we're seeing out of DC now. I don't need any more of that, no matter how well intentioned.
Illegal aliens are, by virtue of being here illegally, doing something illegal. (D'oh.) Regardless of other criminal acts, that is one, and one should be enough.
Islam isn't our friend, although it might play nice to get more of what it wants before the vests go on and the bombs go off.
EVERY, yes, every candidate needs to come under the microscope.
This isn't some d@mned Texas A&M game (kindly save the pep-rally for after the vetting), this is the election which will likely decide the future of this country.
We've all seen candidates who made the 'right' moves, did the 'right' things, said the 'right' stuff, and did not deliver.
We've seen people promise the moon and stars, and when the election is over, they moon you.
We don't have the time to diddle around with another term or two of half-fast measures and sentiments.
As for Gov. Perry, I'm glad he knows which end of the horse is which. That way, there'll be no excuse for being on the wrong end of things.
I haven't made up my mind, but I'm seeing as much not to like as there is to like, and much which could be 'packaged' either way.
But my impression remains that he is the one to split the Bachmann vote and get Mitt the nod.
Even if you rounded them all up and sent them back across the border, it would be wasting money you could be spending keeping them from coming here in the first place. What needs to be done is seal the border. Then you wouldn't have the trouble sending them back every time they came back in.
The Texas-Mexico border is 1256 miles long. That's farther than the distance between New York and New Orleans. To seal that border would require resources more than Texas could bear. Governor Perry has begged for federal assistance from the Obama regime. There has been no answer from Zer0. So, the border situation lingers as the State of Texas tries to deal with the situation the best they can. One thing for certain, it will cost more money that the state of Texas has.
Balderdash, Yo! It is evident... Rick Perry is just too literate for you--
That happens when people who don't know how to write... come up upon those that do.
Well, Yo is just following the plan... as laid out in Gary Larson's Far Side.
“Rick Perry’s to(SIC) liberal for me. “
Have fun with four more years of Obama....not to mention Obamacare.
I will vote AB0 in the General Election.
No one is perfect. No one on the R side is as bad as zerO. We have no idea how anyone will govern once in office. We have been lied to and betrayed by every conservative candidate on one issue or another. Our conservatives are picky and they can be rolled by the press. They can be manipulated into not voting, if there is no one pure enough to satisfy them. And if there is such a mythical candidate, they are destroyed by the media and therefore never have a chance.
However, we know how bad the zerO has been, is and will be. We have seen a coup over the past three years. Illegal immigration, to take your specific issue in your post, was at least stymied by the House GOP, so zerO simply used his Executive Powers to institute defacto amnesty.
You want more of that?
I know a lot of people who are saying “Let it all crash”, “Let people discover what it is like under communism, so they will rebel, we can have a revolution and rebuild on the ashes.” What if they don’t rebel? What if they can’t rebel because they need the Federal Government to eat and keep a roof over their heads? What if the revolution fails to materialize or, if it does, is short-lived and simply fails under Federal power?
I am not pushing any candidate, at the moment. I am old enough to be irrelevant to the progressives, anyway. But I will at the very least not be a willing party to the re-election of the zerO.
Name one candidate that does.