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  • More on Perry's HPV vaccination scandal (opinion)

    09/14/2011 10:33:27 AM PDT · by Scythian · 132 replies
    Natural News ^ | Mike Adams
    But the story gets even more interesting when you start connecting the dots. A key Merck lobbyist, a man named Mike Toomey, actually served as the governor's chief of staff. In other words, a former top power person for the governor now works for Merck, the drug company that gave money to the campaign of the governor who essentially used dictatorial power to mandate, without any public debate whatsoever, the mass vaccination of young girls with a drug that will earn tens of millions of dollars in profits for Merck. Sound suspicious? It should. The "dirty money connection" seems obvious...
  • Rick Perry to Meet with Donald Trump

    09/14/2011 9:29:48 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 41 replies ^ | 09/14/2011 | Jen Wlach
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry will meet with real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump in New York on Wednesday, ABC News has learned. After speaking this morning to a conservative Christian audience in Virginia at Liberty University, Perry will attend fundraisers in Virginia, before heading to New York for his private sit down with The Donald and more fundraisers, according source familiar with the meeting. Trump caused a stir when he considered his own presidential bid earlier this year. He ultimately decided not to run, but has tried to continue to influence politics, offering advice to Republicans from...
  • Bachmann Stayed Quiet on Mandatory Vaccinations While Serving Minnesota

    09/14/2011 6:49:22 AM PDT · by BfloGuy · 107 replies
    RedState ^ | 9/13/2011 | Ben Howe
    Bachmann is making the case that opposing vaccinations required by the state is fundamentally a conservative issue, which is news to many conservatives given that mandatory vaccinations have been around as long as they have, and, to my knowledge, we haven’t made it a big part of the Republican platform to oppose them. But if you listened to Bachmann last night, it’s clear that she believes this is the type of issue on which a presidential candidate must stand, must do the right thing, and cannot waver in putting this forth as a conservative principle lest we risk infecting millions...
  • Perry courts religious voters, calls for defense of ‘Christian values’

    09/14/2011 8:53:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | September 14, 2011 | Cameron Joseph, The Ballot Box
    LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Republican presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry used his speech to a packed audience at the conservative evangelical Liberty University to discuss his own faith – and to call for more Christian influence on America. The governor, whose speech at the university was scheduled long before his presidential announcement, is looking to burnish his already-strong evangelical credentials ahead of early primaries in Iowa and South Carolina, two states with heavy numbers of evangelical voters. [snip] He said that his “communion with God” had helped him find the path for his life. Interweaving biblical anecdotes, Perry called...
  • Why Rick Perry would lose the General Election (Vanity)

    09/14/2011 6:04:48 AM PDT · by no dems · 207 replies
    September 14, 2011 | no dems
    I was so disappointed in Rick Perry's two Debate performances. The guy was so friggin' unprepared for both. And, people who watched the Debates objectively, know what so many of us who are Texans have known for years; Rick Perry is a light-weight. FReepers, we need a candidate who can take out Obama in the Debates and Perry is not that man. Obama will wipe the floor with him, and besides, Perry has too friggin' much baggage; which I will list, in part, below: 1. The SS Ponzi Scheme thing plays well among "red-meat" Conservatives but wll not play well...
  • Giving Up on Bachmann

    09/14/2011 6:05:05 AM PDT · by freespirited · 165 replies
    Powerline ^ | 09/14/11 | Steven Hayward
    Up to now I’ve thought Michele Bachman was the most impressive performer in the GOP field, going toe-to-toe with the “big boys” in the field, out-arguing them on several occasions, and introducing serious constitutional arguments that the rest of the field (even Perry) are too timid to attempt. She’s right to go after Rick Perry on the issue of mandating the use of the Gardisil vaccine, along with the issue of “crony capitalism,” both of which get at the issue of a potential president’s sense of the reach and limits of state power. Perry is a mixed bag on this...
  • Perry Wins One-on-One Battle With Romney, Gets Bloodied by Field

    09/14/2011 6:07:46 AM PDT · by shield · 47 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 13th, 2011 | Tony Lee
    There were two questions going into Monday's GOP presidential debate, which was sponsored by CNN and the Tea Party Express. First, who would emerge as the victor in the battle between Mitt Romney​ and Rick Perry, the two Republican front-runners, over Social Security. Second, which candidates would elbow their way into the conversation? Perry Wins Battle Against Romney After Perry characterized Social Security as a "Ponzi scheme" in a debate last week in California at the Reagan Library, Romney tried to pounce on those comments by accusing Perry of trying to kill Social Security. Romney tried to depict Perry as...
  • Perry vs. Obamacare

    09/13/2011 9:33:16 PM PDT · by Clairity · 28 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Sept. 14, 2011 | Boston Herald Editorial Staff
    Perry is certainly on target in his criticism of Obamacare. It may well hold the keys to the White House. A poll out just yesterday from the Associated Press and the National Constitution Center pointed out the overwhelming opposition nationally to the president's signature health care legislation. Some 82 percent of those surveyed said the federal government should not have the power to require Americans to buy health care insurance. Fully 95 percent of Republicans polled agreed. But even more startling was the fact that 87 percent of independent voters - those who truly hold the key to any presidential...
  • Perry suggests Romney sounds like a liberal

    09/13/2011 8:42:21 PM PDT · by quantim · 28 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Sep 13, 10:46 PM EDT | STEVE PEOPLES
    BOSTON (AP) -- A day after they clashed at a GOP presidential debate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry told conservatives in rival Mitt Romney's home state that their former governor sounds like a liberal. And without naming him directly, Perry said Romney has changed his position on Social Security. "Other candidates in this race have used words like `fraud' and compared it to a criminal enterprise," Perry said, referencing language Romney used in his book to discuss issues involving Social Security. "Under the media spotlight, they change their tune and they start sounding like liberals." Perry made the comments at a...
  • Rick Perry Loves Stealing Other People's Limelight (The Left tries to use Palin to beat-up Perry)

    09/13/2011 4:32:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 13, 2011 | Elspeth Reeve
    When Rick Perry announced he was running for president the very same day Michele Bachmann won the Ames straw poll in Iowa -- and then proceeded to chat up Republicans in her hometown of Waterloo -- some saw it as a genius move. Others saw it as a dick move. But it looks like Perry has a record of stomping all over everyone else's dress on her big day. In 2008, the Texan literally grabbed Sarah Palin by the arm and yanked her out of the spotlight. The Daily Beast's Andrew Sullivan highlights this video from a Republican Governors Association...
  • Texas governor orders STD vaccine for all girls [4 year old article]

    09/13/2011 4:13:15 PM PDT · by perfect_rovian_storm · 116 replies · 1+ views
    AP via MSNBC ^ | 2/3/2007 | Associated Press
    Merck is bankrolling efforts to pass state laws across the country mandating Gardasil for girls as young as 11 or 12. It doubled its lobbying budget in Texas and has funneled money through Women in Government, an advocacy group made up of female state legislators around the country. ...SNIP... Perry has ties to Merck and Women in Government. One of the drug company’s three lobbyists in Texas is Mike Toomey, Perry’s former chief of staff. His current chief of staff’s mother-in-law, Texas Republican state Rep. Dianne White Delisi, is a state director for Women in Government. The governor also received...
  • HPV Vaccine Mandates Risky and Expensive (Vaccine Safety Group Finds Serious Reactions, High Costs)

    02/06/2007 8:58:03 PM PST · by Marie · 153 replies · 2,121+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | Feb 1, 2007 | Unknown
    ~snip~since the CDC's July 2006 universal use recommendation for all young girls, NVIC found reports of loss of consciousness, seizures, joint pain and Guillain-Barre Syndrome. In a separate evaluation of costs for young girls being vaccinated in private pediatrician offices, NVIC discovered that parents living in the Washington, D.C. area will be paying between $500 and $900 to have their daughters receive three doses of GARDASIL."GARDASIL safety appears to have been studied in fewer than 2,000 girls aged 9 to 15 years pre-licensure clinical trials and it is unclear how long they were followed up. VAERS is now receiving reports...
  • Drug Conglomerate funds campaign to impose Mandatory HPV Vaccine on Young Girls

    02/02/2007 3:01:03 PM PST · by wagglebee · 39 replies · 1,782+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/2/07 | Gudrun Schultz
    UNITED STATES, February 2, 2007 ( - A nation-wide campaign to introduce mandatory vaccination against the sexually-transmitted Human Papilloma Virus for girls as young as nine is being funded by the drug company that produced the vaccine. Gardasil, the highly-publicized vaccine recently developed to prevent HPV infections in sexually active young women, has been aggressively marketed in the US as a protection against the disease responsible for the vast majority of cervical cancer. HPV is contracted through sexual activity, with sexually promiscuous behavior greatly increasing the likelihood of infection. The massive drug company Merck and Co. developed the vaccine. Merck...
  • The skeletons in Rick Perry's closet

    07/25/2011 8:36:16 PM PDT · by BereanBrain · 126 replies
    CBS ^ | July 25, 2011 5:22 AM | By Brian Montopoli
    <p>As I have been saying, Perry is not a fit conservative candidate.</p>
  • Downright eerie how Perry's people talked about Merck product on same day Merck gave Perry money

    02/24/2007 7:40:00 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 40 replies · 845+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | Sunday, February 25, 2007 | JOHN KELSO
    I wonder how many people actually believe it when the governor's office says it was just a coincidence that the drug company Merck donated $5,000 to Rick Perry's campaign on the same day Perry's people discussed Merck's HPV vaccine. Hey, it could happen. Coincidences happen all the time, like when an 18-wheeler jackknifes on Interstate 35, and a traffic jam follows. Or, Dick Cheney shows up, and a protest breaks out. Or Christmas is coming comes, and Santa appears at the mall. Coincidence or not, what I can't figure out is why the governor only got $5,000. That's chicken...
  • Perry orders anti-cancer vaccine for schoolgirls

    02/02/2007 1:28:44 PM PST · by YCTHouston · 785 replies · 15,008+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Feb. 2, 2007 | LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON
    AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry ordered today that schoolgirls in Texas must be vaccinated against the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer, making Texas the first state to require the shots. The girls will have to get Merck & Co.'s new vaccine against strains of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, that are responsible for most cases of cervical cancer. Merck is bankrolling efforts to pass laws in state legislatures across the country mandating it Gardasil vaccine for girls as young as 11 or 12. It doubled its lobbying budget in Texas and has funneled money through Women in Government,...
  • Rick Perry Compares Pro-abortion Giuliani to Ronald Reagan

    08/16/2011 11:31:26 PM PDT · by South40 · 58 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2008
    Rick Perry on Rudy Giuliani: "He's the closest thing we have to a Ronald Reagan Republican in this race". Slick-Rick apparently thought PRO-ABORTION, PRO-GAY, ANTI-GUN Rudy Giuliani was closer to President Ronald Reagan than was Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, Tom Tancredo and/or Fred Thompson.
  • Gardasil Linked to Nerve Disorder Cervical Cancer Vaccine May Raise Risk of Guillain-Barre Syndrome

    05/01/2009 3:36:55 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 12 replies · 728+ views
    WebMD ^ | April 30, 2009 | Charlene Laino
    (Seattle) -- Girls and women who receive the Gardasil vaccine to prevent cervical cancer may be at increased risk of a rare but serious disorder of the nervous system in the first few weeks after getting their shots, researchers report. Overall, the vaccine does not raise the odds of developing Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), a disorder of the peripheral nervous system, says Nizar Souayah, MD, of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark. “But there is clear evidence from our database of an increased incidence of Guillain-Barre syndrome in the first six weeks, especially the first two...
  • Perry's Twin Mandates For Kids---Gardasil for the Veins; Islamopropaganda for the Brains

    08/20/2011 11:52:40 AM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 327 replies
    08/20/2011 | Brices Crossroads
    Before I began to research Rick Perry's record, I perceived him to be nothing more than a garden variety southern Republican governor, probably conservative, certainly more conservative than his 2010 opponent Kay Bailey Hutchison. But the fact that he had such a spirited challenge from both sides in the GOP primary, both from the moderates AND the Conservatives, made me wonder just how conservative he really was. Just a bit of research revealed the gardasil mandate on preteen girls and their parents (and the cronysim associated with it), his full throated advocacy of open borders, including a pipeline for illegals...
  • Rick Perry's Gardasil Problem

    07/25/2011 4:37:40 PM PDT · by AHerald · 104 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 4, 2011 | Tom Bevan
    Gov. Perry chose to bypass the legislature and on Feb. 2, 2007, he issued an executive order making Texas the first state in the country requiring all sixth-grade girls to receive the three-shot vaccination series (which cost about $120 per shot). ... The controversy over Perry's decision deepened as it came to light that his former chief of staff was a lobbyist for Merck and that his chief of staff's mother-in-law, Rep. Dianne White Delisi, was the state director of an advocacy group bankrolled by Merck to push legislatures across the country to put forward bills mandating the Gardasil vaccine...