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  • Bill Bennett on Common Core: “More Cow Bell”

    02/04/2015 10:35:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/04/15 | Rob Cunningham
    No amount of false bravado, professorial sounding outrage or political denials can erase the truth about Common Core Dr. William J. (Bill) Bennett, former Secretary of Education under President Ronald Reagan from 1986 to 1988, advocates for Common Core in a CNN op-ed published on Dec. 2, 2014, and as recently as Feb. 1, 2015, in a televised debate with Texas Governor Greg Abbott. In his CNN op-ed, Dr. Bennett concludes that because America “offers no better alternative”, we should accept Common Core. His argument dovetails closely with establishment Republican and Democrat ideology; one imbedded with flawed logic, compounded falsehoods...
  • Hey, NYC! The mayor has his fingers on your volume control

    03/07/2013 9:10:45 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | March 7, 2013 | The New York Post
    <p>Mayor Bloomberg - who has already cracked down on smoking, trans fats, salt and super-sized drinks - is embarking on a new crusade: preventing New Yorkers from going deaf.</p> <p>Hizzoner's health officials are planning a social-media campaign to warn young people about the risk of losing their hearing from listening to music at high volume on personal MP3 players, The Post has learned.</p>
  • I just voted for Goode (Constitution Party)

    11/06/2012 8:40:45 AM PST · by fishtank · 137 replies
    11-6-2012 | fishtank
    I voted for Virgil Goode.
  • Constitution Party candidate calls for deep cuts during Cheyenne stop [ Virgil Goode ]

    08/09/2012 8:55:33 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 31 replies ^ | Aug 9 2012 |
    Former Virginia congressman Virgil Goode says voters should turn to a third party if they want real change in the nation. By Trevor Brown CHEYENNE -- Voters need to look to a third party if they want to see real change for the country, Constitution Party presidential candidate Virgil Goode says. A former congressman from Virginia, Goode stopped here Wednesday during a campaign swing through Wyoming. “If America wants a true grassroots president who will answer the telephone from somebody sitting in this audience … as quick as they would take a call from somebody like Warren Buffett or...
  • Presidential hopeful to be investigated for “suspected petition fraud” [ Virgil Goode ]

    08/07/2012 7:24:22 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 13 replies ^ | Aug 7 2012 | Chris Westfall
    RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — Monday the State Board of Elections voted unanimously for the Attorney General’s office to investigate forms submitted by Virgil Goode in his attempt to appear on the ballot as a presidential candidate. A spokesperson for the board confirmed the request and that the Attorney General’s involvement. Goode is a former congressman running for president under the “Constitution Party.” He will appear on the ballot in many other states, but he has yet to qualify for his home state of Virginia. Virgil Goode represented Virginia’s 5th congressional district until he was defeated by Democrat Tom Perriello in...
  • Virginia’s Goode could be Romney’s undoing

    07/24/2012 6:28:39 PM PDT · by xzins · 264 replies
    Human Events ^ | 7/23/2012 | John Gizzi
    While many on the right fear that Constitution Party presidential candidate Virgil Goode might just draw enough votes in his native Virginia to tip the Old Dominion’s 14 electoral votes from Mitt Romney to Barack Obama, the former six-term congressman made it clear he doesn’t care. Goode, in fact, feels that “in many ways, for conservatives, it might be better to have Obama as president next year rather than Romney.” The 65-year-old Goode spoke to Human Events last week as he and his supporters were in the process of gathering the 10,000 signatures they need to submit before the Aug....
  • Rick Perry -- A Sadly Failed POTUS Job Interview ...

    11/13/2011 11:35:41 AM PST · by Patton@Bastogne · 22 replies
    N / A ^ | 2011-11-14 | Patton-at-Bastogne
    . Rick Perry -- A Sadly Failed POTUS Job Interview ... Politics is a brutal profession. Just ask George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Harry Truman, and George Bush (41 and 43). However, it's merely just another profession, in many ways no different from Accounting, Engineering, and Medicine. With the professional perks likewise come the required "Stand and Deliver" moments, such as Annual Reports, Board Meetings, Project Proposals, and Engineering Design Reviews. However, the "premier" stand-and-deliver moment is the Job Interview. All other professional moments pale to insignificance. A successful Job Interview is the gateway to all the other professional accomplishments, perks...
  • Perry and Gingrich inch their way back to form new second tier

    11/06/2011 8:16:51 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11-04-2011 | Aaron Blake
    Perry and Gingrich inch their way back to form new second tier Aaron Blake November 4, 2011 Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich have recovered some of the ground that they lost and are back in double digits in the GOP presidential race, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.The two men now make up, along with Rep. Ron Paul (Texas), a pretty distinct new second tier in a race that hasn’t really had defined tiers until now — apart from the top tier, of course.The two men have now positioned themselves as potential beneficiaries if Herman Cain ’s problems...
  • Steve Forbes: Rick Perry will win the Republican nomination

    10/29/2011 11:42:03 AM PDT · by Innovative · 103 replies
    The State Column ^ | Oct., 27, 2011 | Staff
    Former presidential candidate and current media mogul Steve Forbes said Thursday the Texas Republican governor Rick Perry is likely to capture the Republican presidential nomination. "He was good on taxes and spending in Texas; he was very good on tort reform. Texas has been a cesspool for injury lawyers, and he made major changes - and the proof of it was they all moved to Oklahoma. And obviously I like his ideas on a flat tax. I think he genuinely wants to get the thing done. So it seems to be a good combination," Mr. Forbes said in an interview...
  • Perry's Problem: Voters Think He's a Major A-Hole

    10/26/2011 7:27:45 PM PDT · by Brookhaven · 99 replies
    red state ^ | 10-28-11 | brookhaven
    The Washington Post ran a story today about a group of Ohio voters here.  While the story centered around Herman Cain, there was a section buried deep in the story that offered an amazing insight into Rick Perry's current problems.  At one point, Hart asked the participants to think back to fifth grade and the types of students they had encountered. From a list that included descriptions such as “teacher’s pet,” “loner,” “hard worker,” “nerd” and “know it all,” Hart asked them to write down which most applied to Cain, to Romney, to Perry and to Obama. The majority described Cain...
  • Perry Proposes 20 Percent Flat Tax

    10/24/2011 8:07:43 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 142 replies
    National Journal ^ | 10-24-11 | Alex Roarty and Rebecca Kaplan
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry unveiled a sweeping economic agenda Monday highlighted by a plan to level a voluntary 20 percent “flat tax” on all taxpayers who will accept it in place of what they’re paying now.
  • Stumbles aside, Perry to remain a top contender

    10/03/2011 8:09:20 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 99 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10-3-2011 | Analysis
    Stumbles aside, Perry to remain a top contender Advantages outweigh setbacks October 3, 2011 Although Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been hurt by poor debate and straw-poll performances - and in recent days by associations with a racial slur - top Republican officials think he nonetheless can survive the blows and remain a major contender for the party’s presidential nomination. These party officials, whose neutrality in nomination contests requires their anonymity in discussing the candidates, have told The Washington Times that the structure of the 2012 primary race, funding advantages and weaknesses in other candidates mean Mr. Perry can hang...
  • Rick Perry Says I Have No Heart

    09/22/2011 9:59:08 PM PDT · by kevinaw2 · 103 replies
    Ward World ^ | 09/23/2011 | Kevin A Ward
    I have desperately been waiting for a true conservative to step up to the plate and win me over. I had thought Rick Perry was the guy. On the issues as a whole I’m in Perry’s corner. I would prefer his position on the issues to go forward as our standard, but then there was his defense of Texas’ “Dream Act”. I respect Rick Perry defending his position on illegal immigration. He stuck to his guns despite its being a liability in Republican primaries. Most voters disagree with him, but he defended it. Ok. That’s why we have debates after...
  • Perry’s system of patronage and cronyism

    09/21/2011 3:14:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/21/11 | Jennifer Rubin
    Mitt Romney may not be Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s biggest problem. The nonprofit group Texans for Public Justice, a good-government foundation that has been keeping tabs on him for years, may claim that title. Its Web site’s homepage features a quote from its Crony Capitalism report: “As Texas Governor Rick Perry’s influence at the RGA increased over the past five years the political finances of both the governor and the Governors Association skyrocketed. The RGA raised a record $216.9 million during the Perry years between January 2006 and June 30, 2011.
  • Morning Jay: Does it Matter that Perry Was a Democrat?

    09/09/2011 8:36:10 AM PDT · by freespirited · 56 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09/09/11 | Jay Cost
    Since Rick Perry has surged to the front of the GOP pack, questions have been raised about his past membership in the Democratic party, which ended in 1989. Ron Paul recently posted a pretty hard-hitting web video blasting Perry for having backed Al Gore in 1988, and Joe Scarborough – MSNBC’s token Republican – made some snarky comments about Perry last week. Is there anything to this criticism? I don’t think so. Let's remember that Perry is not the first former Democrat to run for the Republican nomination. He's not even the first from Texas. He's the third. John Connally...
  • Perry’s rugged Texan image can send conflicting message

    09/01/2011 1:22:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 31, 2011 | Maggie Galehouse
    [excerpt of ONE analysis in the article that includes an "executive imager," and "sociology and urban research" professors who pick over Gov. Rick Perry and rural people] [snip] ...Perry is a “no” man, says James Hoggard, an author and English professor at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls. “He fits into what Stuart Chase, a political economist, called ‘no’ men and ‘yes’ men. ‘No’ men tend to be associated with a rural or an agrarian society, which means they’re farmers and they’re going to be working by themselves as opposed to in groups, the way people in towns work. ‘Yes’...
  • Poll shows Gov. Perry tied for the GOP lead in N.C.

    08/22/2011 10:29:19 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 35 replies
    North Carolina News Network ^ | August 22, 2011 | Josh Zach/David Horn
    (RALEIGH) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been in the Presidential race for barely more than a week, but Tom Jensen with Public Policy Polling said a recent round of polling in North Carolina and Colorado already ranks Perry close to deserving front runner status. "We're already finding Perry tied for the lead in both North Carolina and Colorado and these polls were conducted before he even officially entered the race," said Jensen. In North Carolina Perry is in a three way tie with Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin. Each getting 17-percent. Perry also led a poll conducted in Virginia...
  • Rick Perry first to comment - cautiously - on Libya

    08/22/2011 10:10:57 AM PDT · by caroline2005nc · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | August 22, 2011 | Alexander Burns
    The Texas governor is first out of the gate with a statement commenting on Muammar Qadhafi's imminent demise, but not taking a position on the overall wisdom in the mission in Libya (and using a spelling of Qadhafi that I have not seen before): "The crumbling of Muammar Ghadafi’s reign, a violent, repressive dictatorship with a history of terrorism, is cause for cautious celebration. "The lasting impact of events in Libya will depend on ensuring rebel factions form a unified, civil government that guarantees personal freedoms, and builds a new relationship with the West where we are allies instead of...
  • Rick Perry: The Democrat Years

    08/17/2011 6:59:46 AM PDT · by nixonsnose · 106 replies · 1+ views
    Texas Tribune ^ | 7-14-11 | Jay Root
    Gov. Rick Perry, a no-apologies conservative known for slashing government spending and opposing all tax increases, is about as Republican as you can get. But that wasn’t always the case. Perry spent his first six years in politics as a Democrat, in a somewhat forgotten history that is sure to be revived and scrutinized by Republican opponents if he decides to run for president. A raging liberal he was not. Elected to represent a slice of rural West Texas in the state House of Representatives in 1984, Perry, a young rancher and cotton farmer, gained an early reputation as a...
  • Rick Perry backed an already-climate-crusading Al Gore in '88

    08/16/2011 12:38:21 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 93 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/15/11 6:32 PM EDT | Bob King
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry may have forgotten a thing or two about the Al Gore presidential campaign he helped lead in 1988. In an interview with an Iowa radio station on Monday, the Republican presidential contender explained his role as the Gore campaign’s Texas chairman by saying that “this was Al Gore before he invented the Internet and got to be Mr. Global Warming.”