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Serving up Rick Perry (barbecue comment)
LA Times ^ | Oct 9, 2011 | Robert F. Moss

Posted on 10/09/2011 11:24:31 AM PDT by Clairity

Rick Perry's past came back to haunt him recently. No, not drugs or women or a phony resume. Perry, it turns out, once touched the real third rail of politics: barbecue.

Nineteen years ago, at the 1992 Republican National Convention, a barbecue taste-off pitted beef tenderloin from Joe Allen's Bar-B-Que of Abilene, Texas, against pulled pork from Kings Restaurant in Kinston, N.C. Perry, then the agriculture commissioner of Texas, sampled the Carolina barbecue and declared, "I've had road kill that tasted better than that."

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barbecue; bbqrecipes; cookery; heartless; perry
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TWENETY years ago he made a comment about barbecue and now this is a big deal?! The MSM has already been writing several articles about it, they had a poll, where 40% of the people wouldn't vote for him, because of his comment.

In the meantime, hardly any articles or polls about his record of job creation, his agenda of low taxes, low regulations, "making the Federal government as inconsequential in our lives as possible" is NOT being mentioned.

1 posted on 10/09/2011 11:24:33 AM PDT by Clairity
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To: shield

Perry ping or not?

Can’t believe the MSM


2 posted on 10/09/2011 11:25:23 AM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: Clairity

“The reaction in North Carolina was swift. Newspaper columnists declared Perry unfit for office and demanded a retraction. A representative of the Smithfield’s Chicken N’ Bar-B-Q chain mailed Perry 2 pounds of pork barbecue and an open letter encouraging him to “revisit your experience with Eastern North Carolina Bar-B-Q and … rectify your statement.”


3 posted on 10/09/2011 11:26:33 AM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: Clairity

BBQ is serious stuff in the South!! Don’t go insulting an area’s BBQ unless you want start a fight...... (Not saying this is or cold be an campaign issue but....) LOL


4 posted on 10/09/2011 11:28:40 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Clairity
Perry is a loose canon on deck.

5 posted on 10/09/2011 11:28:54 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Clairity

Yes, there are a lot of folks stuck on stupid these days.


6 posted on 10/09/2011 11:29:09 AM 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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7 posted on 10/09/2011 11:30:23 AM 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: Clairity

I think I visited King’s once. I remember the hush puppies. sorta. Been to Austin a couple of times. I remember the barbecue and the 2 places to get it.


8 posted on 10/09/2011 11:31:24 AM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: Clairity
Hell....I've seen Gordon Ramsey spit food out..and these cooks were going for the big league.

Went to a Chili cookoff this year.....8 of the 10 I wouldn't think of eating again.

Tastebuds are funny things. I'd never take anything personally....My kids wouldn't dare!!

9 posted on 10/09/2011 11:34:50 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Clairity

The hardest thing to swallow is the propaganda being peddled. Just who are they asking about this? 5th graders?

Just got in from the store and standing in the check-out line I glanced at the trash rack and there was the Nat Enquirer and on the corner the headline read: “Rick Perry Linked to the Ku Klux Klan!”

It’s evil and it’s despicable. People falling for this (if any truly are) are unlearned zombies.


10 posted on 10/09/2011 11:34:51 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Do the Research for pete's sake and stop flaming out at Headlines)
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To: Clairity

I’ve decided to not go on record regarging this article.


11 posted on 10/09/2011 11:37:12 AM PDT by txroadkill (Antlers up! The Claw must be feared!)
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To: Clairity

We are electing a President, not a restaurant critic.


12 posted on 10/09/2011 11:43:48 AM PDT by jmcenanly
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To: txroadkill

Bump to your tagline!


13 posted on 10/09/2011 11:44:26 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: jmcenanly

There are not enough SSSS’s in silly to describe this story.


14 posted on 10/09/2011 11:46:43 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: shield

I have to agree that many are stuck on stupid. There is stupid, and then there is so stupid that I wonder how that person is still breathing. I’ve heard this story before, and anyone who lets it influence their vote is not very bright.


15 posted on 10/09/2011 11:50:03 AM PDT by Essie
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To: Clairity
TWENETY [sic] years ago he made a comment about barbecue

That's a rather heartless comment to make about another southern state's staple food.

Eastern N.C. pulled pork for crock pot/slow cooker


16 posted on 10/09/2011 11:52:14 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Rick Perry's 2012 campaign is Fred Thompson v2.0)
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To: Clairity

What a shock when I moved this fifth generation Texan relocated to Georgia and experienced a BBQ. Having very little experince outside the Lone Star State I assumed all BBQs involved beef. I was absolutely shocked to see white meat (pork) under the sauce.
Brisket is next to impossible to find! Oh how I miss brisket and Tex- Mex food.
The upside, during our town’s annual BBQ cook off, I am given brisket free as the locals will not eat it, much less buy it.


17 posted on 10/09/2011 11:53:04 AM PDT by texteacher
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To: Clairity
Pathetic..How many have said things in fun..If this is all one can find I think they need to get back out there and look again..
18 posted on 10/09/2011 11:56:50 AM PDT by PLD
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To: NautiNurse

Bookmarking your recipe!


19 posted on 10/09/2011 11:58:19 AM PDT by EnglishCon
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To: Essie

“anyone who lets it influence their vote is not very bright.”

GOP rivals drop behind Obama in N.C. poll

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2790086/posts

“The survey also found that Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s comments back in 1992 that he had tasted road kill that tasted better than Eastern North Carolina barbecue were not helpful. The poll found that 75 percent of Tar Heel voters disagreed with that statement, and 40 percent of voters were less likely to vote for him because of that statement.”


20 posted on 10/09/2011 12:03:02 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: EnglishCon

Glad you are interested in trying the recipe. Forgot to mention, I usually substitute brown sugar for the granulated sugar. We like it extra spicy, so I usually add a few dried red chili peppers to the crock pot.


21 posted on 10/09/2011 12:04:01 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Rick Perry's 2012 campaign is Fred Thompson v2.0)
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To: Clairity

So South Carolina is 40% moron now. Oh well, too bad.


22 posted on 10/09/2011 12:06:43 PM PDT by magritte
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To: UriÂ’el-2012

Get real.


23 posted on 10/09/2011 12:08:22 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Clairity

I’d be interested in knowing just what sort of roadkill the good governor of Texas is in the habit of ingesting.

Possum on the halfshell, maybe? I hear that’s one of them Texas thangs.


24 posted on 10/09/2011 12:08:58 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Clairity
Perry, then the agriculture commissioner of Texas, sampled the Carolina barbecue and declared, "I've had road kill that tasted better than that."

(He's had road kill before?) But I live in North Carolina, and I agree with him 100% that the BBQ here leaves a lot to be desired. Makes me miss Georgia sometimes.

25 posted on 10/09/2011 12:09:20 PM PDT by pcottraux (Alvin Greene/Basil Marceaux 2012)
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To: Clairity

On this matter I agree with Perry completely. I guess I’d better not run for president then.


26 posted on 10/09/2011 12:09:30 PM PDT by SoJoCo
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To: Clairity

LOL! People in Texas AND NC will get a kick out of that one. Of course he defended his state. That’s like supporting your own football team.


27 posted on 10/09/2011 12:10:09 PM PDT by McGavin999 (Please don't be a Freeploader, help to keep the lights on.)
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To: NautiNurse

Because of your recipe, I added “cookery” as a keyword.


28 posted on 10/09/2011 12:11:42 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: RegulatorCountry
Possum on the halfshell, maybe? I hear that’s one of them Texas thangs.
Really?? I think you've been hearing voices.
29 posted on 10/09/2011 12:14:22 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Clairity

30 posted on 10/09/2011 12:15:18 PM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: magritte
So South Carolina is 40% moron now. Oh well, too bad.

You underestimate our neighbors south of the border in Baja Carolina. They plop yellow mustard in pork cooked to a mushy pulp and call it barbecue, so the percentage is much higher, lol.

31 posted on 10/09/2011 12:16:14 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

I was wondering if anyone would respond to that angle.

Sorta like saying, “Tastes like the northbound end of a southbound mule”

How would ya know?! ;-)


32 posted on 10/09/2011 12:16:50 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: RegulatorCountry

I’ve had squirrel...ONCE!!!!!


33 posted on 10/09/2011 12:21:37 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Clara Lou
Perry: "I've had road kill that tasted better than that."

That is a rude and heartless statement.

34 posted on 10/09/2011 12:36:57 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Clara Lou
Oh, my mistake. Y'all stew armadillo roadkill with chili peppers, it apparently hides the skunkiness. On the halfshell is reserved just for fresh caught armadillos.

Seriously, though, have you never wondered why armadillos were called “Hoover Hogs” in Texas? It's because y'all ate ‘em, lol. Go to Google images and looked for them being barbecued in Texas.

I honestly think it's safe to say that the roadkill Governor Perry has eaten was armadillo.

35 posted on 10/09/2011 12:41:20 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Sacajaweau

I’ve heard it tastes like rabbit. Both being a form of rodent, that makes some sort of sense.


36 posted on 10/09/2011 12:46:38 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: UriÂ’el-2012
That is a rude and heartless statement.
You are far too sensitive to have to live in this world if that's really how you feel.
37 posted on 10/09/2011 12:52:13 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: magritte

That’s North Carolina you moron.


38 posted on 10/09/2011 1:00:59 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

Sorry for the typo. Thanks for the kind correction!

Asshat.


39 posted on 10/09/2011 1:02:14 PM PDT by magritte
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To: NautiNurse; hiredhand

Sweet.....


40 posted on 10/09/2011 1:07:52 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: RegulatorCountry

It’s the most gristly meat I’ve ever eaten.


41 posted on 10/09/2011 1:15:02 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Cain/Rubio?)
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To: Clairity

“Nineteen years ago, at the 1992 Republican National Convention, a barbecue taste-off pitted beef tenderloin from Joe Allen’s Bar-B-Que of Abilene, Texas, against pulled pork from Kings Restaurant in Kinston, N.C. Perry, then the agriculture commissioner of Texas, sampled the Carolina barbecue and declared, “I’ve had road kill that tasted better than that.””

I keep kosher so this is good news for me :)


42 posted on 10/09/2011 1:15:53 PM PDT by ari-freedom (We need a Steve Jobs Plan: encourage innovation, not regulation.)
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To: McGavin999
Of course he defended his state.

Georgia barbeque is the best!

And I should know....I'm from Georgia. :o)

43 posted on 10/09/2011 1:19:56 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: eddie willers

I hate to tell ay eddie, but Arizona’s is the best!


44 posted on 10/09/2011 1:21:23 PM PDT by McGavin999 (Please don't be a Freeploader, help to keep the lights on.)
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To: Clairity

I guess I am not standing up for my state (Texas) but the best BBQ I have ever eaten was in Tennessee. That was a few years ago. I don’t eat BBQ anymore it upsets my stomach. sob~


45 posted on 10/09/2011 1:23:12 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Clara Lou
;-)
46 posted on 10/09/2011 1:26:23 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Clairity
40 percent of voters were less likely to vote for him because of that statement.”

Undoubtedly still wiping tears from being called heartless on top of that.

47 posted on 10/09/2011 1:26:58 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (Proud to be a RINO.)
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To: Clairity
Texas BBQ is so NOTHING like Eastern Carolina BBQ - this is a pretty normal reaction for those raised on the heavy tomato based sauces on beef when encountering that lovely vinegar based pork BBQ

I love Eastern Carolina BBQ myself, but my husband hates it sooooo much. He doesn't even consider it true BBQ.

Really? Nothing to see here, just a matter of taste.

48 posted on 10/09/2011 1:28:02 PM PDT by SoftballMominVA
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To: Clairity
ROFL...Are these people crazy?!

This stupid story has surfaced a number of times in the past month and a half.

People should be worried how they are going to cook their road kill, if this country is not turned around.

49 posted on 10/09/2011 1:42:10 PM PDT by World'sGoneInsane (You can keep repeating it, but it does not make it true. It only makes it propaganda.)
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To: McGavin999

You’ve lost my vote for President.


50 posted on 10/09/2011 1:46:13 PM PDT by eddie willers
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