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Rick Perry: Macho, macho man
Baltimore Sun ^ | August 23, 2011 | Luke Broadwater

Posted on 08/23/2011 12:53:52 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

....Tough-guy politicians may not actually make the best leaders, but they've been shown to be popular with voters and able to win major elections. Currently, no other leading candidate (not Mitt Romey, Ron Paul or Michele Bachmann) in the Republican field comes across as more macho than Perry.

Evidence of Perry's machismo is surging on the internets. The Twitter feed @RickPerryFacts is a constant stream ofChuck Norris-esque statements about Perry. They're funny, but I also can't help but think they don't speak to a yearning of some part of the human psyche: A basic desire for a strong, tough-guy leader.

Now, this Twitter feed has been active for quite some time, but with Perry's emergence as a top presidential contender, they've stepped it up a notch.

Here are 10 recent tweets from @RickPerryFacts about govenor's machismo:

• Each night before they go to sleep, Barack Obama makes Michelle check under the bed for Rick Perry.

• Popeye opens a can of Rick Perry before a fight.

• Atheists believe in rick perry

• Obama lists him as his emergency contact.

• Rick Perry once played in Texas without having a fiddle in his band.

• Remember how bad Y2K was supposed to be? Remember how nothing bad happened at midnight? Yeah, thank Rick Perry for that one.

• Rick Perry checked up on Annie, and yes, she is okay.

• Rick Perry once won the Indianapolis 500 in a rickshaw pulled by a small gerbil.

• If Rick Perry had starred in the movie "300", the film would have been called "1".

• As President, Rick Perry will protect the Secret Service.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boa; brewer; laraza; maldef; openborders; perry; perry2012; perrymania; perrytards; rickperry; rinofreeamerica; sb1070
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1 posted on 08/23/2011 12:53:59 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
they don't speak to a yearning of some part of the human psyche

On the contrary, Mr. B, they DO speak to that yearning...

2 posted on 08/23/2011 12:57:57 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I don’t get the “Annie” gag - is that supposed to be Little Orphan Annie?


3 posted on 08/23/2011 12:59:26 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Wow. Perry is remarkedly similar to Chuck Norris.
4 posted on 08/23/2011 12:59:47 PM PDT by scramjet (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.)
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5 posted on 08/23/2011 1:00:35 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Izzy Dunne

Well, he was not macho enough to fight the illegal alien lobby in his state and protect American jobs...


6 posted on 08/23/2011 1:01:21 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"Currently, no other leading candidate (not Mitt Romney, Ron Paul or Michele Bachmann) in the Republican field comes across as more macho than Perry."

LOL, except, of course, for Sarah Palin. Of course, she's not an "annunced" candidate, but I suspect she could take Perry to the woodshed if need be.

7 posted on 08/23/2011 1:04:27 PM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: fabian

Only fun here on this thread — you’re need elsewhere.


8 posted on 08/23/2011 1:04:33 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: fabian
Well, he was not macho enough to fight the illegal alien lobby in his state and protect American jobs...

This is coming form a guy whose handle is fabian...two snaps up!

9 posted on 08/23/2011 1:05:14 PM PDT by pburgh01
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To: Wonder Warthog
I imagine Mrs. Perry took Rick to the woodshed a few times.


Amelia Perry(right), mother of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, shows her quilts at a meeting of the Buffalo Gap Republican Woman's Club at Perini Ranch Steakhouse Friday.
Perry called this quilt her "Scarlet O'Hara" quilt, because she made it out of a curtain during a time she was getting cancer treatments and spending most of her time at home.

10 posted on 08/23/2011 1:10:33 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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11 posted on 08/23/2011 1:11:39 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: fabian

This calls for a village people photoshop of St Rick. LOL


12 posted on 08/23/2011 1:15:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
NOW I understand what all the "bullies are more successful" stories in state-controlled media have been about; a passive-aggressive attack on Perry.

I have no use for CFR-Rick, but it's amazing how state-controlled media can coordinate their attacks so well.

I'd say it's a conspiracy, but state-controlled media wouldn't like it.

13 posted on 08/23/2011 1:16:05 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; mickie
Ah....after years of Ann Coulter and Catherine-Zeta Jones run rampant, we freeperettes finally get some macho eye-candy of our own.

Woo Hoo!!!

Leni

14 posted on 08/23/2011 1:17:33 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Too Bad Those of Us who Work for a Living Have to Support Those who Vote for a Living)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I gather you saw this:

When you think about Rick Perry, The New Yorker would like you to think about squeezed testicles

15 posted on 08/23/2011 1:20:21 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Atheists believe in Rick Perry, lol


16 posted on 08/23/2011 1:21:27 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: MinuteGal
…….”She tries to help the governor not get too carried away with his own role. "I try to keep him grounded. Sometimes I wonder," she said. When he gets a little too puffed up, "I'm always saying: 'Who told you that you were cute today?' "

Still, she intends to get out on the campaign trail and play a more visible part.

"Not that I'm a vote-changer or a vote-getter or anything like that," she said. "But I'll do whatever I need to do because I think it's important that he get re-elected."

You have to grow thick skin, enjoy people, tackle big projects and, in all of it, keep family as a priority, she said.

The governor has also set his priorities. The staff knows to keep his schedule clear every Sept. 9. That's not his wedding day or an important birthday.

It's the anniversary of their first date.”………Anita Perry, a no-nonsense nurse, overcomes shyness in signing on to win votes for her husband

17 posted on 08/23/2011 1:22:16 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: normy

When Rick Perry is in Rome, Romans do as he does.


18 posted on 08/23/2011 1:23:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Photobucket
19 posted on 08/23/2011 1:25:33 PM PDT by KittenClaws (A closed mouth gathers no foot.)
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To: dfwgator

2009:Rick Perry Signs Law Exempting Disabled Veterans from Property Taxes

20 posted on 08/23/2011 1:26:27 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: dfwgator

Bwahaa Love it!


21 posted on 08/23/2011 1:37:16 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
So that's the woman who raised the leftist, reptilian, CFR, one world order, faux Conservative who says whatever is necessary to get elected.

I pictured something different.

22 posted on 08/23/2011 1:39:49 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Doncha love it!!


23 posted on 08/23/2011 1:49:28 PM PDT by Dudoight
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To: normy

That’s Momma Perry. And she and her husband still live in the little house her husband built near the cotton fields in Paint Creek, Texas.


24 posted on 08/23/2011 1:49:56 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Dudoight

They don’t know where to grab Perry! LOL


25 posted on 08/23/2011 1:51:03 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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26 posted on 08/23/2011 1:52:23 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: KittenClaws

I LOVE his boots!!! Much cooler than the loafers and sandals I see here in the Northeast. It takes a man to wear a cowboy boot! ;-)


27 posted on 08/23/2011 1:56:40 PM PDT by MissyMa
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Looks like the salt of the earth


28 posted on 08/23/2011 1:58:17 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Good law, and incidently will disproportionally help republicans since veterans tend to be more republican than not (although there are many exceptions to that rule, obviously).


29 posted on 08/23/2011 1:58:31 PM PDT by MSF BU (YR'S Please Support our troops: JOIN THEM!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Good law, and incidently will disproportionally help republicans since veterans tend to be more republican than not (although there are many exceptions to that rule, obviously).


30 posted on 08/23/2011 1:58:35 PM PDT by MSF BU (YR'S Please Support our troops: JOIN THEM!)
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To: MissyMa

It takes a certain type to wear a cowboy boot. I can’t quite make out what it says on them..”Come and Take it?” I wonder if he is referring to handguns? LOL!


31 posted on 08/23/2011 2:03:12 PM PDT by KittenClaws (A closed mouth gathers no foot.)
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To: KittenClaws

LOL, thanks for reading it for me. My eyes are failing since I hit 40 and wasn’t sure what it read. I bet he is talking about his gun. HA, Obama should be shaking in his loafers, as Perry is the definition of the “clingers” Obama was referring to. The only bitterness that will happen though will be on the part of Obama as he and Michelle head back to Chicago and get the boot! ;0)


32 posted on 08/23/2011 2:09:14 PM PDT by MissyMa
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To: KittenClaws

“Come and Take It” was the message from the Texans in the Alamo to the Mexicans outside. It referred to “Molon labe” which was the message of the Spartans (the “300”) to the Persians. It is an ancient message of defiance.


33 posted on 08/23/2011 2:11:54 PM PDT by LifePath
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To: MissyMa
I LOVE his boots!!!

And especially the "Come and Take It"

34 posted on 08/23/2011 2:13:43 PM PDT by Texan
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To: LifePath

Thanks LifePath!


35 posted on 08/23/2011 2:14:14 PM PDT by MissyMa
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36 posted on 08/23/2011 2:20:03 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: KittenClaws

After his back surgery...he isn’t allowed to wear his cowboy boots...don’t know if that is lifetime or not.


37 posted on 08/23/2011 2:20:17 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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38 posted on 08/23/2011 2:21:28 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: LifePath
Come and Take It” was the message from the Texans in the Alamo to the Mexicans outside

"Come and take it" was a slogan used in the Texas Revolution in 1835. In March 1831, Juan Gomez, a Lieutenant in the Mexican Army, worked alongside Tadeo Ortiz, a consul at Bordeaux, France, and granted a small cannon to the colony of San Antonio.

It was then transported to Gonzales, Texas and later was the object of Texas pride.

At the minor skirmish known as the Battle of Gonzales—the first battle of the Texas Revolution against Mexico—a small group of Texans successfully resisted the Mexican forces who had orders from Juan Gomez to seize their cannon.

As a symbol of defiance, the Texans had fashioned a flag containing the phrase "come and take it" along with a black star and an image of the cannon.

This was the same message that was sent to the Mexican government when they told the Texans that they had to return their cannon—failure to comply with the Mexican's original demands led to the failed attempt by the Mexican military to forcefully take back the cannon.

The Come and Take It festival is celebrated yearly in Gonzalez, TX.

39 posted on 08/23/2011 2:28:15 PM PDT by Texan
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To: Texan

http://www.comeandtakeit.com/small230.gif


40 posted on 08/23/2011 2:39:25 PM PDT by Texan
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To: LifePath

I may be wrong on my Texas hostory, but I think “Come and Take it” was the original slogan referring to the cannons the Mex government had given the settlers for use against Indians some tome before the Alamo, which more or less started the revolution.


41 posted on 08/23/2011 2:49:31 PM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: dusttoyou; Texan

Texan seems to have the most complete recall of the facts around “Come and Take It”. I know I have long associated the “Come and Take It” flag (the cannon and the star) with the Alamo, but I may be mistaken.

Pretty sure about the message of defiance, though. And I am pretty sure that Perry is sending it to Obama very deliberately.


42 posted on 08/23/2011 2:54:35 PM PDT by LifePath
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To: LifePath

Definately a message of defiance.

Even though Perry is not perfect, I think he the Texan type to offer to introduce a gimletass like nobama to Tony Llama.


43 posted on 08/23/2011 4:04:19 PM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: dusttoyou

I don’t know if it was used at the Alamo. I’m not from TX, although I am married to someone who is.

I do know that it is the translation of “Molon labe” (come and take them) which was the response King Leonidas I gave to the Persian army’s demand that the Spartans surrender their weapons at the Battle of Thermopylae.


44 posted on 08/23/2011 4:15:56 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: LifePath

The slogan was used about 6 months before the Alamo, at Gonzales, Texas. The Mexican army was told to recover a small cannon, and the local Texans were not too keen on the idea.


45 posted on 08/23/2011 4:21:55 PM PDT by Stat-boy
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He’s messin’ with the flotilla rats, too. :)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2767774/posts


46 posted on 08/23/2011 7:44:03 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: fabian

The Governor fast tracked the voter picture ID law and we got a ban on drivers licenses for illegals, too


47 posted on 08/24/2011 1:35:27 AM PDT by hocndoc (http://WingRight.org)(I've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.)(RIAing))
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48 posted on 08/24/2011 1:46:55 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

LMAO, these are great thank you so much. I love it and Rick Perry.


49 posted on 08/24/2011 1:46:55 AM PDT by Katarina (God bless ElRushbo! Prayers for our troops! I stand with Israel.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Thank you for all the various things you shared in this thread. I love the one of his mom and I love how he wants his first date with Anita to be so special. Thank you.


50 posted on 08/24/2011 1:51:17 AM PDT by Katarina (God bless ElRushbo! Prayers for our troops! I stand with Israel.)
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