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Rick Perry vs. Barack Obama not worth 1,000 words [that side-by-side really struck a nerve]
Washington Post ^ | August 25, 2011 | Alexandra Petri

Posted on 08/25/2011 1:32:33 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

....The image of Rick Perry and Barack Obama that has been circulating is worth 300, at most. The above “side-by-side comparison,” tweeted by David Limbaugh, has torn through the Internets of late. It’s supposed to be a “side-by-side comparison.” True, Obama is not actually 22. He’s 20. From a 20-year-old’s perspective, this is a tremendous and unbridgeable gap, but to everyone else it’s a case of potato, potato. But let’s take this as a comparison.

What can we learn upon analyzing this photo?

Perry accessorizes with airplanes.

Obama accessorizes with very, very ill-advised hats.

Perry gets a cool fighter suit. Obama gets a hipster button-down.

Perry is looking heroically off into the distance through aviator sunglasses as though auditioning for a less homoerotic Top Gun.

Obama is smoking.

And “Boys will be boys….” of all the slightly offensive captions.

There is an antiquated notion that the camera does not lie, or that the camera captures your soul, or that the camera adds 10 pounds, or that – well, something to do with the camera. There is some notion about cameras. I’m sorry, let me start over.

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To me, this is a less a profile in character than it is a handy side-by-side primer on how to look good and how to look awful in a picture.

Standing next to an airplane in aviator gear? Cool. Smoking in a stupid hat? Uncool. The only way Barack Obama would look worse would be if he were wearing a fanny-pack, if he were denying an old woman health care, or if someone had drawn....

Nobody looks uncool when standing next to an airplane and looking as though he has a handle on what to what to do when he gets inside it.....

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: howdareyou; obama; omg; perry; presidentdowngrade; rickperry; sputter; texas; wtf
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To: trumandogz
Yeah. We "hate" all the "dirty" revenue that business brings to Texas.

Traffic, parking study gives more details of plans to move 120,000 fans at F1 track ...........>>>>The revised plan is for an F1 race only. MotoGP races and Australian V8 Supercars are also planned at the circuit beginning in 2013, but those events are expected to draw fewer people than F1, the study said. Organizers will use versions of the F1 plan for those races, including a more detailed motorcycle parking plan for MotoGP races. <<<<<

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Perry Touts Balanced-Budget Measure ……………“The good news is that we ignored those voices, as we have done in the past, because we know higher taxes kill jobs,” Perry said. “We held the line on taxes and balanced the budget, exactly like we said we’d do.”

In his usual anti-Washington tone, Perry railed against federal lawmakers who he said continue to balloon the country’s deficit.

“It’s time for Washington, D.C., to take a little lesson from Texas,” he said.[end]

21 posted on 08/25/2011 2:15:08 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The Patriot and the Pimp


22 posted on 08/25/2011 2:17:36 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: yetidog

Does that mean you agree with Perry’s granting of In-State Tuition for Illegal Aliens as well as the Texas tax payer giving 250 million dollars to Bernie Ecclestone to build an F1 Track in Austin?


23 posted on 08/25/2011 2:17:39 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: faucetman
Also the writer seems to be suggesting that somehow Obama is just “out of context”.

If that's all it is, they should have no trouble finding photos of Obama that are "in" context.

24 posted on 08/25/2011 2:18:41 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: trumandogz

Maybe his first act as President will be to give you a Gardasil enema.


25 posted on 08/25/2011 2:20:12 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; caww; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...
Perry Ping....

IF you'd rather NOT be pinged FReepmail me.

IF you'd like to be added FReepmail me. Thanks.

26 posted on 08/25/2011 2:21:40 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: trumandogz

Quit embelishing. It’s $25 million and the taxpayers are suing the comptroller.


27 posted on 08/25/2011 2:26:00 PM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What can we learn upon analyzing this photo?

Rick Perry’s nose is the same.

Barry had a different nose. (plastic surgery to make his less....obvious)?


28 posted on 08/25/2011 2:30:02 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

bump


29 posted on 08/25/2011 2:30:03 PM PDT by tutstar
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“We “hate” all the “dirty” revenue that business brings to Texas.”

As for me, I love the private sector and if the private sector believed that the Formula One Track in Austin would be profitable, they would have invested the 250 million dollars with Bernie Ecclestone.

However, under Perry the Texas tax payer is being forced to fund this private venture which is owned a European socialist.

Sounds Like Socialism to Me!


30 posted on 08/25/2011 2:30:58 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: wolfcreek

“It’s $25 million and the taxpayers are suing the comptroller.”

No, it’s 25 million per year for ten years for a total of 250 million dollars!

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/05/11/texas-weighs-25m-year-formula-racing-amid-budget-crunch/


31 posted on 08/25/2011 2:40:24 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well, I guess it means that now we need a whole series of posters, showing comparisons at all different ages including the present.

Might want to use other candidates as well. In that Anybody Buy Obama 2012 theme.


32 posted on 08/25/2011 3:04:12 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: trumandogz
A HUGE money sink, no bike path (never would have brought in revenue and now there's a HUGE clear-cut scar across Austin backyards. And they NEED MORE TAXPAYER $$$$$ to buy new plans and keep 'er goin'. THAT is how the Lefties in Austin like to build things:

North Austin bike trail unbuilt two years after getting stimulus grant (why we're tanking)

Shovel ready, it turns out, doesn't always mean shovel ready.

In the first year of the Obama administration, the federal government awarded Austin a $1.9 million stimulus grant for a project the city called "shovel ready": a 3.2-mile concrete bicycle trail along the northern portion of Walnut Creek in North Austin. More than two years later, there is only a clear-cut, 20-foot-wide swath, along with some partially buried metal rods and concrete along the creek.

Work has stopped and will not resume anytime soon. The city, after fearing it would lose the federal money, is starting over. Oversight of the project has been moved to a different city department. And city officials terminated the project's landscape architecture firm and construction company, which have been paid more than $1 million combined for plans that are being abandoned and construction work that might have to be redone.

Lawyers for the two firms and the city disagree about who was at fault, who should have been paid and how much.

City employees, in emails to one another, have called the project "troubled," an "embarrassment to the city" and a "typical (City of Austin) problem."

The completion date is now tentatively May 2013. That is four years after city and state officials deemed the project "shovel ready" and therefore eligible for stimulus money.

"We are extraordinarily disappointed with what's been happening," said Javier Bonafont, president of the Walnut Crossing Neighborhood Association, which oversees an area west of MoPac Boulevard (Loop 1) and north of Duval Road. "That path is supposed to provide us safe access across MoPac and to places like Austin Community College. Now it's just a scar along the back of people's properties.<<<....

33 posted on 08/25/2011 3:04:23 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: COUNTrecount
BINGO! I noticed Obama's nose was different also!!

Whata FREAKING difference in our LEADERS!!! Plus, wasn't Perry an Eagle Scout?

34 posted on 08/25/2011 3:04:49 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I'm in a wait and see status on Perry, not having seen him in debate one yet, but that side by side photo is amazing. And worth keeping if that's how the Primary shakes out.
35 posted on 08/25/2011 3:06:17 PM PDT by NavyCanDo (Go Mama Grizzly! Palin 2012)
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To: trumandogz

Its not a matter of agreeing with Perry; its a matter of having enough sense to know that our two party system presents us with a choice of lesser evils or the opportunity of exercising no choice at all. If you believe that Paul or Obama are lesser evils, go for it and see where it gets this country. But take the stories you think everyone needs to know about Perry somewhere else. They are stale. I live in Texas, graduated from Texas A&M a few years before Perry, followed a similar post-college path, am familiar with his hardscrabble origins, recognize he is not perfect,but have little patience for the kinds of really old stuff that self-identified sages like yourself bring to the table.


36 posted on 08/25/2011 3:14:38 PM PDT by yetidog
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To: NavyCanDo

Here is the first debate Rick Perry is scheduled to attend [Sept 7].

http://www.vcstar.com/news/2011/aug/25/reagan-library-releases-gop-debate-lineup/


37 posted on 08/25/2011 3:15:54 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: trumandogz
.......Sounds Like Socialism to Me!

Well, you need to take an economics class.

38 posted on 08/25/2011 3:17:51 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Funny how all the Republican candidates look like Rick Perry and all the Democrat ones look like obama stoned losers.

Wait a minute, That's probably because they all are stoned losers.

39 posted on 08/25/2011 3:18:10 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: yetidog

“But take the stories you think everyone needs to know about Perry somewhere else. They are stale.”

How can they be stale when that 250 million dollars of tax payer money will be going into Bernie Ecclestone’s pockets for the next ten years?

And how can it be stale when on this very day Illegal Aliens are populating Texas universities and paying In-State tuition.

Stale?

Do Socialist spending and liberal social policies really have an expiration date?


40 posted on 08/25/2011 3:20:44 PM PDT by trumandogz
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