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  • Rick Perry thought he was talking to a world leader about pig manure. It was a prank call.

    07/25/2017 9:21:05 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/25/17 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    It was a winding, wonkish and occasionally obscure conversation about foreign coal exploration, natural-gas pipelines and pig manure as a power source. But only one of the men on the line — Energy Secretary Rick Perry — held sway over his nation’s energy policy. On the other end of the conversation were Vladimir “Vovan” Kuznetsov and Alexei “Lexus” Stolyarov, who had just added Perry to their list of high-profile hoax victims. “Secretary Perry is the latest target of two Russian pranksters,” DOE Spokeswoman Shaylyn Hynes said in an email to The Washington Post. “These individuals are known for pranking high...
  • The Energy 202: Perry's electric grid draft draws some blanks

    07/18/2017 2:04:59 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 8 replies
    reading eagle ^ | Tuesday July 18, 2017 10:02 AM
    "Costly environmental regulations and subsidized renewable generation have exacerbated and accelerated baseload power plant retirements," the draft said. "However, those factors played minor roles compared to the long-standing drop in electricity demand relative to previous expectations and years of low electric prices driven by high natural gas availability."
  • What Rick Perry Really Said About Supply and Demand

    07/12/2017 9:37:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2017 | Jeff Jacoby
    Lordy, how the mean girls jeered when Energy Secretary Rick Perry offered some extemporaneous words of encouragement to workers at a coal-fired power plant in West Virginia last week."Here's a little economics lesson," Perry said in response to a question about how the coal industry can stay competitive when the shale revolution of the last 10 years has made the supply of natural gas so abundant and cheap. "Supply and demand: You put the supply out there, and the demand will follow."Cue an avalanche of media scorn."Rick Perry Hilariously Misunderstands Supply and Demand Theory in Attempted Defense of Coal Industry,"...
  • It Only Took Minutes For Activists To Shout ‘Climate Denier’ During Rick Perry’s Speech

    06/27/2017 8:45:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/26/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    It didn’t take long for two unidentified female activists to interrupt Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s speech at a government-sponsored energy conference in Washington, D.C. Tuesday. Two women twice stood up during Perry’s speech at the Energy Information Administration’s conference in downtown D.C. to call the former Texas governor a “climate denier,” according to conference attendees. “Why are you a climate science denier?” the protesters asked.
  • Rick Perry: 'First-ever' natural gas exports [to northern Europe] offer hedge against Russia

    06/10/2017 4:21:38 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jun 9, 2017, 2:56 PM | John Siciliano
    The Trump administration on Friday touted the delivery of the first-ever shipments of U.S. natural gas to northern Europe as a move that will help lessen the demand for Russian energy supplies. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said shipments of U.S. liquefied natural gas, or LNG, arrived in the Netherlands and Poland on Thursday. "U.S. LNG has begun arriving in Europe with some frequency, providing a diverse source of supply and ensuring energy security for Europe," Perry said. "Europe has been looking to the United States as a key potential source for energy diversification to decrease Russia's leverage as the region's...
  • Texas Ag Commish Sid Miller fears U.S. turning into ‘Muslim country’

    01/27/2017 12:39:43 PM PST · by bgill · 3 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Jan. 27, 2017 | Roberto Villalpando
    One of Donald Trump’s favorite Texans on the presidential campaign trail, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, brought his trademark white cowboy hat across the pond to the studios of the BBC earlier this week to talk about his fear of a Muslim America. Host Nick Robinson asked Miller: “You once said you stayed awake at night worrying about the United States would become a Muslim country. Is that right?” “I did,” Miller said.
  • Sharia law promoted in Indiana public schools

    01/19/2017 2:31:10 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 62 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 01/19/2017 | Christine Williams
    The worksheet, assigned to seventh-graders at Highland Hills Middle School, presents a passage written by a fictional 20-year-old Saudi woman named Ahlima, who feels “very fortunate” to live under Sharia law in Saudi Arabia. She writes about how she will soon become a man’s second wife and explains her modest dress: “I understand that some foreigners see our dress as a way of keeping women from being equal, but … I find Western women’s clothing to be horribly immodest.” “That document by itself, it’s almost propaganda,” said Jon Baker, whose daughter also received the worksheet. “If you read that, you...
  • WATCH: Rick Perry's Comment About 'Fun' On Sen. Al Franken's Couch Gets A Laugh

    01/19/2017 3:41:19 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 37 replies
    NPR ^ | 01/19/2017 | Jessica Taylor
    If there was going to be a moment of levity during Donald Trump's Cabinet hearings, leave it to Rick Perry to provide it. The former Texas governor is the president-elect's pick to be energy secretary, and he had a relatively smooth hearing with the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. But it was his humorous exchange with Sen. Al Franken that may be the most memorable of his testimony. The Minnesota Democrat began his questioning by thanking Perry for coming by to chat with him prior to his hearing. "Thank you so much for coming into my office. Did you...
  • ‘Learning Curve’ as Rick Perry Pursues a Job He Initially Misunderstood

    01/19/2017 12:44:00 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 35 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 18, 2017 | David E. Sangerjan
    WASHINGTON — When President-elect Donald J. Trump offered Rick Perry the job of energy secretary five weeks ago, Mr. Perry gladly accepted, believing he was taking on a role as a global ambassador for the American oil and gas industry that he had long championed in his home state. In the days after, Mr. Perry, the former Texas governor, discovered that he would be no such thing — that in fact, if confirmed by the Senate, he would become the steward of a vast national security complex he knew almost nothing about, caring for the most fearsome weapons on the...
  • Giddy Up – Report: Rick Perry Energy Secretary…

    12/12/2016 8:06:57 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 62 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 12, 2016 | Sundance
    Major Garrett ‏@MajorCBS 38m38 minutes ago NEWS: @realDonaldTrump selects @GovernorPerry as Energy Secretary. Announcement forthcoming
  • Perry Said to Be Trump’s Top Candidate for Energy Secretary

    12/11/2016 3:32:28 PM PST · by springwater13 · 42 replies
    Donald Trump has narrowed his search for energy secretary to four people, with former Texas Gov. Rick Perry the leading candidate. People familiar with the president-elect's selection process said two Democratic senators from energy-producing states -- Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia -- are also in the mix, along with Ray Washburne, a Dallas investor and former chairman of the Republican National Committee. If Trump picks any of the four he will break with recent tradition of putting scientists at the top of the Energy Department. Among other things, the agency is responsible for policies...
  • Rick Perry Said to Be Trump’s Top Candidate for Energy Secretary

    12/11/2016 8:12:52 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    Blooberg ^ | DECEMBER11, 2016
    Rick Perry Said to Be Trump’s Top Candidate for Energy Secretary \ https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-12-11/rick-perry-said-to-be-trump-s-top-candidate-for-energy-secretary
  • America Must Understand Sharia Law is Greater Than the Constitution,

    11/18/2016 6:47:51 AM PST · by Cheerio · 76 replies
    ETF News ^ | November 17, 2016 | Harry Hibbs
    FULL TITLE - Muslim Leader: America Must Understand Sharia Law is Greater Than the Constitution, Therefore Muslims are Above the Law. The Director of the Dallas Council on American- Islamic Relations (CAIR), Mustafa Carroll, made a surprising and shocking statement during a Muslim rally in Austin, Texas. He firmly believes that the message of the Qur’an is supreme over the United States constitution. The statement would be shocking to most citizens of the United States, unless they had some perspective on who CAIR really is. He said, “If we are practicing Muslims, we are above the law of the land.”...
  • Rick Perry Interested in a Role in a Donald Trump Administration

    07/18/2016 5:02:11 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 66 replies
    HOUSTON ABC 13 ^ | 18 JULY 2016 | TOM ABRAHAMS
    CLEVELAND, OH (KTRK) -- Former Texas governor and two-time Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry says he's interested in a role in a Donald Trump administration. Speaking to reporters after addressing the Texas delegation on the first day of the party's national convention in Cleveland, Ohio, Perry said he'd reached out to the Trump campaign and expressed his interest in working with veterans issues. Perry was flanked by military veterans when he announced his own 2016 campaign in North Texas more than a year ago. He is an Air Force veteran himself. Perry also talked about having been a candidate, then...
  • Killing Homosexuals Is Not ISIS Law, It Is Muslim Law

    06/13/2016 11:35:13 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 27 replies
    NRO ^ | Andrew C. McCarthy
    As we have noted here many times, military training is generally the key that separates competent terrorists from wannabes. But whether actual or would-be jihadists, these Muslims are motivated by Islamic supremacism, the belief that sharia, Islam’s ancient, totalitarian law, must be imposed on society. Based on all this, there is abundant Washington and media speculation that the attack is “ISIS-inspired.” This is consistent with the bipartisan, government-approved inanity we have been following for a quarter-century, what I often call the political class’s concoction of “An Islam of Their Very Own.” It goes something like this: Islam is a religion...
  • [Vanity] Rick Perry--A Solid VP Choice for Donald Trump

    06/04/2016 11:31:44 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 201 replies
    6/04/2016 | nikos1121
    Rick Perry as Trump's VP makes good sense for me. Perry is a solid well vetted Patriotic American who has an excellent track record as former governor of Texas. Here's why I think he's far and away the best pick for Trump's VP. What do the rest of you think? Born: 4 March 1950 Birthplace: Paint Creek, Texas Best known as: The governor of Texas, 2000-2015 Name at birth: James Richard Perry • Graduated from Texas A&M University in 1972 with a degree in animal science. • He was a cargo pilot in the Air Force from 1972-77, and then...
  • Rick Perry: I’m Willing To Be Trump’s VP

    05/22/2016 2:36:38 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 34 replies
    CNN via Donald J. Trump .com ^ | May 20, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who once called Donald Trump "a cancer on conservatism," said Friday he would be willing to serve as the presumptive Republican nominee's vice president. Perry said he will do whatever he can to help Trump -- including joining him on the Republican ticket in November. "I suspect I'm going to be helping him in a myriad ways -- but if it's the vice presidency, if a cabinet position is where he needs somebody with my experience then I'm not going to go back to Texas and say, 'Aw shucks sir, I'm gonna go fishing.' I'm...
  • Many Republicans are now eating their nasty words about Trump

    05/07/2016 8:09:40 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7 May 2016 | Karen Tumulty
    Pass the Prilosec. Rarely have so many nasty words had to be eaten by so many politicians in such a short time. Former Texas governor Rick Perry had been early among Republicans in declaring that Donald Trump was unfit to be president, saying last July that his then-rival for the presidential nomination was a “barking carnival act” and a “cancer on conservatism.” That was then. On Thursday, Perry endorsed the GOP’s nominee-apparent — and even suggested he would be willing to be Trump’s running mate. “He is not a perfect man. But what I do believe is that he loves...
  • First on CNN: Rick Perry endorses Donald Trump for president

    05/05/2016 6:19:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 91 replies
    CNN ^ | May 5, 2016 | Dana Bash, CNN
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry told CNN Thursday he will support Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee and will do everything he can do to help him get elected. "He is not a perfect man. But what I do believe is that he loves this country and he will surround himself with capable, experienced people and he will listen to them," Perry said Thursday.
  • Rick Perry just endorsed Trump

    05/05/2016 4:16:05 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 36 replies
    Me | 5/5/2016 | GeorgiaDawg32
    Just heard on Fox News. That is all.