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Murky land deals mark Gov. Rick Perry's past [2010]
The Dallas Morning News ^ | 25 July 2010 | JAMES DREW, STEVE McGONIGLE and RYAN McNEILL

Posted on 09/04/2011 6:53:58 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

Three years after Gov. Rick Perry's biggest real estate score, questions persist about whether the governor benefited from favoritism, backroom dealing and influence-buying.

The Dallas Morning News found evidence that Perry's investment was enhanced by a series of professional courtesies and personal favors from friends, campaign donors and the head of a Texas family with a rich history of political power-brokering.

Together they may have enriched Perry by almost $500,000, according to an independent real estate appraisal commissioned by The News.

The governor's staff insists these were routine, legal deals that were properly handled. They point to a bank's appraisal, done when Perry sold his land in 2007, that said the buyer was paying Perry slightly less than market value.

Experts hired by The News dismissed that appraisal as "unsupported" and said it did not meet professional standards. County tax appraisals at the time also indicated that the governor was able to buy the land below market value and sell far above it.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: perry

1 posted on 09/04/2011 6:53:59 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

And the smear campaign continues.


2 posted on 09/04/2011 6:55:35 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Can someone say Tony Resko?

That has mysteriously disappeared. A convicted felon who bought Obama a house. Hopefully the stories can be juxtaposed and a real comparison made.


3 posted on 09/04/2011 6:57:37 AM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Was Tony Rezko involved?


4 posted on 09/04/2011 6:57:40 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

The sad thing is, I probably started typing my four words before you did you 27 or so.


5 posted on 09/04/2011 6:59:18 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Was this guy the independent appraiser hired by the news:?

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/oct/18/whistleblower-hits-obama-friends-appraisal/
Excerpt:
“A former Illinois bank official, now claiming whistleblower status, says bank officials replaced a loan reappraisal that he prepared for a Chicago property that was purchased by the wife of now-convicted felon Tony Rezko, part of which was later sold to next-door neighbor Barack Obama.”


6 posted on 09/04/2011 7:01:25 AM PDT by oldernittany
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To: kingu

Note article date - 2010.


7 posted on 09/04/2011 7:01:33 AM PDT by randita (Obama - chains you can bereave in.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Anti Perry information is not allowed here! Be gone with you!


8 posted on 09/04/2011 7:02:05 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Why does so few (IA, NH, SC) decide so much?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

It occurs to me how difficult it must be for a politician to be able to say “I’m not for sale.”

When a politician has a record over many years during which they have never sold out to corruption or cronyism, that person is truly the rarest gem among leaders.

When a politician has sold himself out to corruption, he will avoid the claim “I’m not for sale” like the plague.


9 posted on 09/04/2011 7:02:32 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Governor Palin: "I'm not for sale.")
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To: BarnacleCenturion

“Experts hired by the News”—LOL—at least they admitted that much, that they hired the Soros Hedge Fund Appraisal Service.


10 posted on 09/04/2011 7:02:36 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Did you know that Rick Perry refused interviews with any of the MSM outlets during his last gubernatorial election and won his last election w/o them and w/o any of them endorsing him?

Rick Perry announced his campaign for GOP Primary at RedState for a reason.

I love the use the characterization “may have” as used in this article.

If Rove-Hutichison had dirt on Perry (even tried to recycle the “gay” stuff) they would have used it to take him out in the last election and smooth the path for Romney.

But guess what?

It didn’t happen.


11 posted on 09/04/2011 7:05:04 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Questions persist. Evidence suggests. Perry MAY have been enriched.

Pretty damning stuff there, Dallas Morning Snooze.

12 posted on 09/04/2011 7:06:04 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Oh wow, so Rick Perry made some money off real estate. He bought a piece of property on the inflation adjusted market and made money off of it. How many times have I done this myself.

Notice it took 3, no less 3, commie Dallas Morning News writers to go examine some public records, then put their heads together and make up a big lie about how RE investors make money every day.


13 posted on 09/04/2011 7:09:22 AM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: randita
Exactly. The article was written long before Ricardo got into the race, so calling it a smear is just not credible. This is who he is.


14 posted on 09/04/2011 7:09:48 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: RowdyFFC

It’s all about the “damning” headline.

Just plant that seed.


15 posted on 09/04/2011 7:10:15 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The Perry white water deal, now what congressman went to jail in California for the same crap.


16 posted on 09/04/2011 7:10:38 AM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Dallas Morning News, do you have anything you’ve written about 0-bama
and Resko? Other then a coverup? Hmm?

DMN-just another leftist fish wrap.


17 posted on 09/04/2011 7:12:47 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Rabid democRATS and 0bama the dictator own it all now.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Perry made some money in a legal way. For shame!


18 posted on 09/04/2011 7:13:26 AM PDT by Socon-Econ (Socon-Econ)
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To: Titus-Maximus
....and Harry Reid?..

..hell, just about any big time politician has benefited from land deals...

Its the same old story...WTF would someone spend tens of millions of dollars to get a job that pays 200,000 a year?

Why does about every politician leave his/her office as a member of the presidents hate club of "millionaires and billionaires"?

It makes perfect sense to me why...very few of these people are in it because they want to help "We the People"..I would say that ALL Democrats are in it for themselves and about half of the Republicans.

...our children and grandchildren are so screwed!......

19 posted on 09/04/2011 7:15:11 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance...)
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To: gusopol3

My first thought... progressive is as progressive does.

LLS


20 posted on 09/04/2011 7:16:13 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
The article was written long before Ricardo got into the race, so calling it a smear is just not credible

By that same logic you must be a Perry supporter.

21 posted on 09/04/2011 7:16:58 AM PDT by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: reasonisfaith
If perry had 26,000 emails of his released and poured over by the press and obama's war room... do you think that he would be a candidate 72 hours after they finished looking through them all?

LLS

22 posted on 09/04/2011 7:17:57 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: kingu
Oh really? It hasn’t even started yet.

This is the Dallas media. If this were 2012 this story would be front page on every city, town, little village and hamlet news paper across the entire country.

23 posted on 09/04/2011 7:19:05 AM PDT by John 3_19-21 (A lie told over and over again is still just a lie and the one telling it a liar.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Don’t you think they are saving some of those 26,000 for later use?


24 posted on 09/04/2011 7:21:45 AM PDT by John 3_19-21 (A lie told over and over again is still just a lie and the one telling it a liar.)
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To: kingu

And the facts continue to appear. Facts are NOT campaign smears.


25 posted on 09/04/2011 7:23:24 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I live outside Dallas and I can tell you that the Dallas Morning News is just another dying lib-rag like the Los Angeles Times. And this article is just another DMN attempt to help get uber-lib Bill White elected. The voters of Texas told the DMN to stuff it in the last election.


26 posted on 09/04/2011 7:26:01 AM PDT by LifePath
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To: John 3_19-21
This is the Dallas media. If this were 2012 this story would be front page on every city, town, little village and hamlet news paper across the entire country

Obama Says He Regrets Land Deal With Fundraiser"Tony" Rezko ....>>>>In June 2005, in what Obama now describes as a "boneheaded" mistake, Obama and Rezko's wife bought adjacent properties on Chicago's South Side, closing the deals on the same day. Seven months later, wanting a bigger yard for his $1.65 million house, Obama bought a slice of the Rezko property for $104,500. ........

To Chicago political observers, it made sense that Rezko tried to get close to Obama. A Syrian-born businessman whose fortunes seemed to rise and fall with his latest deal, Rezko was known for cultivating politicians, including Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) and Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-Ill.).

Rezko created a real estate development company and operated dozens of Chinese eateries and pizza restaurants. After Blagojevich rode into office in 2002, Rezko emerged as a friend and close adviser. He recommended people for significant state jobs and, a federal grand jury charged, soon tried to shake down investment firms that wanted to do business with Illinois. <<<<....

27 posted on 09/04/2011 7:28:32 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Open lots are listing for 1.3 million.

Horseshoe Bay Homes For Sale.

Perry bought in 2001, and sold in 2007 during the last year of the housing boom, when the building market in Texas was at it's highest.

Shocking that the property actually appreciated in value and he made a profit? Nope.

28 posted on 09/04/2011 7:37:48 AM PDT by TheWriterTX (Rock you like a Herman Cain 2012)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Funny how the leftist DMN is now the paper of record on FR.

The Dummies tried to pull this stunt against a county Judge and it fell flat with a jury.

If they had anything they would have had him in court a long time ago.
More BS.


29 posted on 09/04/2011 7:46:44 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: TheWriterTX
Anyone interested in the truth could get the original Houston Chronicle article and find out it was his life-long buddy who bought a piece of property, divided it and sold Perry part so they could have adjoining resort property. They were very close friends and their families spent a lot of time together.

Perry never developed his property and eventually sold it.

The Chronicle hates Perry and was trying their best to make the story into some sort of scandal. They even described selling property 7 years after you bought it as a “flip”.

30 posted on 09/04/2011 7:53:58 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Just a warning to those who have jumped uncritically on the Perry train(from a Texan who will support him if Palin doesn’t enter the race).

There is enough already on the record (some of it true and some of it not) that the media/Obama and Romney will use to try and discredit Perry in a big way. He has not been fully vetted yet by our side to just be handed the nomination.

That process needs to play itself out before we all jump on the Perry train. Just a word of caution.


31 posted on 09/04/2011 7:58:22 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The media is just jealous because they thought dustie harrie was the king of “land deals.”


32 posted on 09/04/2011 8:09:32 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Titus-Maximus

And don’t forget to say “Harry Reid” in the same breath. Rezko, Obama, Reid — none of their corruption got and traction. Will it be the same for Perry?

Snicker...


33 posted on 09/04/2011 8:14:06 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: LibLieSlayer

Hint...”pored,” not “poured.” There is a difference.


34 posted on 09/04/2011 8:18:08 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: BarnacleCenturion

“The article was written long before Ricardo got into the race, so calling it a smear is just not credible.”

But that is exactly what it is, a campaign smear article. It was a smear article for the last race he was in. He ran for Governor in 2010, remember. The MSM in Texas did not want him for Governor in 2010 anymore than they want him to be President in 2012.


35 posted on 09/04/2011 8:18:27 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: BarnacleCenturion

the more I hear the more I don’t like.


36 posted on 09/04/2011 8:24:24 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: BarnacleCenturion

You might want to update your picture. The vaccination mandate was rescinded in Texas, but it does look like it is going to happen in California. From what I understand the bill has been passed and is awaiting the Governor’s signature. I believe the California version will allow anybody over 12 to consent to it without asking parents. If you really care about this issue you may want to look into it. If you only care about bashing Perry, don’t bother.


37 posted on 09/04/2011 8:26:25 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: kingu

Sold below market and then bought back by the business partner at an above market rate—that doesn’t have the sent of a Clinton/Obama/Biden RE deal to you?

Then I suggest you’re impervious to all exposures of Perry’s corruption, you’re so in the tank for him.


38 posted on 09/04/2011 8:31:06 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Brought to you by the very same “media” who refused to devote so much as a column inch to 0bama`s shady coziness with Tony Rezko.


39 posted on 09/04/2011 8:36:06 AM PDT by ScottinVA (With "successes" like the Libya adventure, who needs failure?)
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To: kingu

And the smear campaign continues.


They want to bring up land deals, let’s start in Chicago shall we?


40 posted on 09/04/2011 8:42:05 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: reasonisfaith
It occurs to me how difficult it must be for a politician to be able to say “I’m not for sale.” When a politician has a record over many years during which they have never sold out to corruption or cronyism, that person is truly the rarest gem among leaders. When a politician has sold himself out to corruption, he will avoid the claim “I’m not for sale” like the plague.

Well, politicians being politicians and sinners being sinners, I really doubt there is a single politician out there that has a right to throw the first stone and brag about the right without having the non-supporters of the said politician rolling with laughter.

In 1987, Gary Hart dared the media to follow him around and see how boring his personal life was. That turned old news into brand new hard news and the rest is history.

In 2011, certain politicians would be very foolish to repeat Gary Hart's dare to the media.

The Branchflower Report, released by a 12-0 vote of the Legislative Council, with eight Republicans and four Democrats voting. CONCLUSION: " ..... abused .... power by violating Alaska Statute 39.52.110 (a) of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act,"

That same politician was also forced by the State of Alaska to return more than $386,000 in contributions to her Alaska Fund Trust when the Independent Cousel concluded that "the Trust itself, as ultimately conceived, violates the Ethics Act." The State of Alaska also forced a longtime political crony, Kirstan Cole, to be removed from serving as Trustee of the fund.

That same politician could have addressed the issue of frivolous lawsuits used as blackmail against sitting Governors in Alaska and stayed to fight for a "Loser Pays" law such as the one that Texas now has. Instead, that politician resigned in order to pursue Reality TV contracts and speaking fees that resulted in $12 million in personal income within the first two years after leaving office.

It is extremely easy to say, "I am not for sale".

The hard part comes after you say it and the old skeletons in the closet become marching out again as a result of the bragging.

41 posted on 09/04/2011 9:04:21 AM PDT by Polybius (Defeating Obama is Priority Number One)
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To: napscoordinator
And the facts continue to appear. Facts are NOT campaign smears.

So, the facts... A guy was buying a property for $700k, noted the unsold half acre next door, and said, 'Make it a million, and I'll take both.' Agreement made, he then sold it to a friend for a little above what he paid for it. That property, five years later, was listed for $1.2 million, but eventually sold a year later after being off the market and dormant for 8 months for a little over $1.1 million, at the top of the real estate market.

Then a whole lot of filler and innuendo is tossed in to make it look like a payoff by those who supported Rwandan genocide and arms dealing, and published before an election, three years after the property sale. It is just coincidence that the Dallas Morning News endorsed Democrat Bill White. They also endorsed Kay Bailey Hutchinson in the primary against Rick Perry, another random coincidence that had nothing to do with campaign smears.

Kudos, at least, to the Dallas Morning News for actually including all the actual facts in the article in between all the smears.

42 posted on 09/04/2011 9:13:57 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: John 3_19-21

No, You can download them for yourself... the NY slimes had them online.

LLS


43 posted on 09/04/2011 9:14:07 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

NO... POURED... I meant it like a bunch of oil pouring out of a crankcase after a rod blew out the side of it... the left was liquid... they literally covered those emails like fireants.

LLS


44 posted on 09/04/2011 9:16:25 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: 9YearLurker
Sold below market and then bought back by the business partner at an above market rate—that doesn’t have the sent of a Clinton/Obama/Biden RE deal to you?

I'm sorry, you missed it, the property was bought by an arms dealer who supported Rwandan genocide, not the senator who bought the land for Perry. If you're going to buy the smear, at least grab onto the right part of it.

Then I suggest you’re impervious to all exposures of Perry’s corruption, you’re so in the tank for him.

Yeah, totally in the tank for Perry, there's such a long history of my posting in support of him... It was a smear to help bump up the democrat challenging Perry, and got pretty much no traction, mostly because it was a pretty transparent smear attempt.

45 posted on 09/04/2011 9:18:49 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Experts hired by The News...

Snicker.

46 posted on 09/04/2011 9:19:53 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I guess when you can’t find any actual wrong-doing, you just call it all “murky.” Of course, none of these chattering idiots will ever raise any questions about something that truly IS murky: Obama’s eligibility to sit in the White House and run the country into the ground. Squatter in chief.


47 posted on 09/04/2011 9:27:53 AM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: Polybius

So should she have stayed and fought for the Loser Pays law after the dozens of frivolous lawsuits were dismissed and millions of taxpayer dollars were lost, or should she have done it before they were dismissed when her hands were already tied and it was impossible to work as a sincere Governor?

When Palin says “I’m not for sale,” she means her principles are not for sale. This is very different from earning money. Her record shows she’s not for sale, and with this record she nukes all opponents.

Yes, politicians are politicians and sinners are sinners.

Trees are trees. Rocks are rocks. But diamond is never mistaken for sandstone.


48 posted on 09/04/2011 12:00:54 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Governor Palin: "I'm not for sale.")
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To: LibLieSlayer

“oil pouring out of a crankcase after a rod blew out the side of it” — LOL. Great imagery! Now it makes sense.


49 posted on 09/04/2011 2:16:14 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
When I raced... I saw it a few times... liquid death. I forget the NHRA Top Fuel driver but he was sponsored by Jolly Rancher Candy and when they blew an engine, he was asked what they were going to do... he answered... “I am going to put the rail back into the trailer and spend some more of that Jolly Rancher money. Gotta love it!

LLS

50 posted on 09/04/2011 4:56:07 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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