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  • Gov. Rick Perry on the Death of Kim Jong Il

    12/22/2011 6:27:25 PM PST · by shield · 19 replies
    Rick Perry for President ^ | 19th December 2011 | Governor Rick Perry
    AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding the death of Kim Jong Il: “The death of vicious dictator Kim Jong Il provides some cause for hope but does not automatically end the reign of inhumane tyranny he and his father constructed. Twenty-three million people still live under North Korea’s isolationist, inhumane and tyrannical policies. North Korea remains a nuclear power, and there is a great threat that those weapons might fall into the wrong hands if civil war breaks out. “At the same time, Kim Jong Il’s death is an opportunity to reunify the peninsula if...
  • Before Hiatus, Perry Bus Tour Gains Traction

    12/22/2011 4:30:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | December 22, 2011 | Ben Philpott
    Today is the last day of Gov. Rick Perry's pre-Christmas Iowa bus tour. Perry will return Friday to Texas for a brief Christmas break, then it's back to campaigning. The Perry campaign has called the bus tour a chance for Iowans to give the Texas governor a second look. As the tour progressed, Perry refined his message and appeared to excite crowds, and by Wednesday afternoon he had assumed the role of a political outsider, which he used at each campaign stop. “We need someone who will walk in who has the discipline, who has the courage to break up...
  • Rick Perry making modest gains in Iowa

    12/20/2011 7:20:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 81 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 20, 2011 | Dave Montgomery
    ..Fueled by a bigger pile of campaign donations than most of his rivals, Perry is blitzing Iowa in a 42-town bus tour that enables him to personally deliver his campaign message and capitalize on his skills at retail politics. Team Perry is also saturating the state with radio and TV ads and plans to import hundreds of Texans, including Republican state officials and pro-Perry lawmakers, to woo caucus-goers. "We’re certainly hearing his name a lot with radio and TV commercials, probably a lot more than the other candidates," said Dr. Bill Davidson of Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. "I like the...
  • Rick Perry's Last Stand

    12/19/2011 7:31:45 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | 12-19-2011 | James Hohmann
    NEW HAMPTON, Iowa — This state was once poised to launch Rick Perry on the path to the Republican nomination. Now, it’s threatening to end his campaign. There’s an opportunity for Perry: Newt Gingrich, the fifth candidate to shoot to the top of state polls, is slipping. Voters continue to say their minds aren’t made up, and the leading candidates aren’t spending much time here — unlike Perry, who launched a 14-day bus tour last week. That complements a slew of ads running in the state and a retrenched appeal to the evangelical, social-conservative voters in his natural base who...
  • I Will Vote for Governor Rick Perry in SC.

    12/19/2011 6:26:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Red State ^ | December 15, 2011 | coachfess
    I have strolled down many roads this primary season. I have been intrigued by many of the candidates, some of who have had their rise and fall. They all have excellent attributes in one way or another that can attract a conservative voter. Even the former speaker who reminds me of the old “E.F. Hutton” commercials brought me on board for awhile despite his couching liaisons. However, the road I currently find myself on once again is the road with Governor Perry. I know that I am solidly on this road now. I know this because this is the first...
  • VIDEO: Rick Perry: I want to be the Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses

    12/15/2011 8:43:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/15/2011 | Allahpundit
    Via Breitbart TV, a clever wink at the social-con constituency he’s now counting on to put him over the top. And not only in Iowa, either: Given the Tebow love around here lately, I think this dude might have just locked up the next Hot Gas reader poll.Actually, I think Perry might be the Trent Dilfer of the caucuses: Terrible, yet somehow still ultimately the winner.CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR VIDEO
  • Don't count Perry out just yet

    12/14/2011 5:30:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 14, 2011 | Ken Klukowski, coauthor of “Resurgent: How Constitutional Conservatism Can Save America.”
    It’s now a three-way race before voting begins for the Republican presidential nomination. as either Newt Gringrich, Mitt Romney, or Rick Perry will be the GOP standard-bearer to challenge President Obama. The same pundits that have confidently miscalled the GOP race all along are now declaring it’s a two-way race between former Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Governor Mitt Romney. They’re wrong. Either man might be the nominee, but not necessarily. Romney is the former frontrunner. He’s educated, polished, and has tremendous private-sector success and some high-level public experience. He even has a picturesque family. But a majority of Republican...
  • When Rick Perry Praised Hillarycare (Oops!)

    12/08/2011 2:14:17 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 41 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 9-1-2011 | Staff
    The Texas governor hasn't always regarded federalized health care as unconstitutional and noxious to liberty In Rick Perry's 2010 book Fed Up, he declares that federalized health care is unconstitutional, insists that handling the issue at the state or local level is essential to liberty, and argues that introducing government run health care foolishly risks destroying the best system in the world. "It's not hard to see who believes in the Constitution and who doesn't if we look closely. For now, if you are an establishment politician in Washington, you'd better be prepared for a complete review of your record,"...
  • Perry to Obama: Fire Ambassador Gutman

    12/05/2011 11:12:37 PM PST · by 7MMmag · 2 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Dec 5, 2011 | DANIEL HALPER
    Rick Perry is the latest Republican presidential candidate to call for the firing of Ambassador Howard Gutman. The Texas governor announced his decision in a statement released this evening: "Ambassador Gutman's troubling statement is part of a pattern of hostility on the part of the Obama administration toward Israel. In the same week that Ambassador Gutman excused anti-Semitism because of Israel's refusal to accommodate Palestinian demands, President Obama's Secretary of Defense ranted that the Israelis must get back to the 'd*** table' for negotiations, and his Secretary of State insinuated that Israel's democracy is less than viable because of gender-related...
  • Anti-Washington Perry Heading to Capitol Hill

    12/06/2011 3:34:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | December 6, 2011 | Elizabeth Titus
    WASHINGTON — It could prove an awkward encounter for Gov. Rick Perry as he heads to Washington on Wednesday to appear at a presidential candidate forum and meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill — lawmakers whose work hours and salaries he has proposed slashing. Perry's campaign will hit the city he vows to shake up this week, and it remains unclear just how warm the reception will be from the lawmakers who have borne the brunt of his campaign rhetoric. His trip will include at least one Capitol Hill appearance. At the invitation of U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Lewisville, Perry...
  • Awesome Video of Occupy Oakland Idiot Shot By Rubber Bullet

    12/02/2011 9:04:26 PM PST · by CWSNTEXAS · 27 replies
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  • Perry Focusing On The Issues

    12/01/2011 10:15:27 AM PST · by CaroleL · 1 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 12/01/11 | CaroleL
    While Ron Paul attacks Newt Gingrich for being a flip-flopper, Newt Gingrich attacks Mitt Romney for his too-liberal record and Mitt Romney attacks Fox News for being "overly aggressive," one GOP presidential contender is focused on the issues that matter. In a new ad, Texas Governor Rick Perry compares President Barack Obama's rhetoric on energy to that of former President Jimmy Carter showing that little has changed in over 30 years.
  • Rick Perry: Proven Leadership

    11/29/2011 6:02:49 PM PST · by Outlaw Woman · 42 replies
    "In spite of all the Naysayers who were predicting failure, our economy is growing again; no more manufactured crisis' no more games, we are headed in the right direction." "I love these folks who say well this is Obama's economy; that's fine, "give it to me...!" President Barack Hussein Obama
  • Sneak Peek: Gov. Rick Perry ‘On the Record’ Tonight!

    11/29/2011 7:09:05 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 248 replies
    GretaWire-FoxnewsInsider ^ | 11-29-2011 | Greta Van Susteran
    November 29, 2011Sneak Peek: Gov. Rick Perry ‘On the Record’ Tonight! by Greta Van Susteren Don’t miss our wide-ranging interview with GOP presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry on tonight’s ON THE RECORD at 10 ET! For now, here is a sneak preview...
  • Rick Perry gets U.S. voting age wrong in New Hampshire

    11/29/2011 12:46:49 PM PST · by perfect_rovian_storm · 73 replies · 2+ views
    WaPo ^ | 11/29/11 | Rosalind S. Helderman
    At a town hall meeting at the Institute of Politics at New Hampshire’s Saint Anselm’s College Tuesday, Rick Perry asked that all of the college students in the crowd who will be 21 by Nov. 12 support his bid for the presidency. Say what? The voting age in the United States is, of course, 18. And the 2012 election will be held on Nov. 6, 2012. (The New Hampshire Republican primary, which brought Perry to the state, will take place on Jan. 10). “Those who are going to be over 21 on November 12th, I ask for your support,” Perry...
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio Endorses Governor Rick Perry for President

    11/29/2011 6:36:50 AM PST · by shield · 111 replies
    American Freedom ^ | 29th November 2011 | Press Release
    AMHERST, N.H. - Texas Gov. Rick Perry today received the endorsement of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a steadfast advocate for border security and national leader in combating on illegal immigration, citing Gov. Perry's unmatched efforts to bolster border security in Texas in light of a federal government that for too long has abdicated this basic responsibility to the states. Sheriff Arpaio made his announcement at Joey's Diner in Amherst, New Hampshire. "The federal government has failed on border crime and border enforcement, and no candidate for president has done more to secure the border than Governor Rick Perry. I have been...
  • Get ready for a Perry comeback

    11/28/2011 5:31:01 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 195 replies
    Rightly Concerned ^ | 11-28-2011 | Bryan Fischer
    November 28, 2011 Get ready for a Perry comeback By Bryan Fischer Newt is the current flavor of the month in the GOP race for the presidential nomination, and grabbed a coup in New Hampshire with the endorsement of the Union-Leader. However, Newt has enough baggage with enough rocks in it to drag him below surface again. His amnesty stance on immigration puts him to the left of Perry on that issue, and we now know he took $1.8 million from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac right when they were dragging the housing industry to the bottom of the sea....
  • Rick Perry continues to struggle to win endorsements from Texas lawmakers

    11/26/2011 3:11:59 AM PST · by South40 · 23 replies
    HoustonChronicle ^ | 11/25/2011 | Amanda Russo
    It’s been a long, hard road for Rick Perry the last few months, what with his unforgettable “oops” moment, that strange speech in New Hampshire, the birtherism interlude, the Mormon “cult” distraction and — well, you get the idea. But with the constant struggles on the campaign trail, Perry has been able to count on a solid phalanx of support from Texas Republicans. Wait? He hasn’t? Uh, oh. By the latest count, Perry has won endorsements from only eight of his home state’s 23 Republican House members and neither of the state’s two senators.
  • Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on the Supercommittee

    11/26/2011 7:19:26 AM PST · by shield · 36 replies
    Rick Perry for President ^ | 21st November, 2011 | Governor Rick Perry
    AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry issued the following statement on the failure of the supercommittee: “Ultimately, responsibility for this failure lays at President Obama’s feet. The whole reason a supercommittee was created was because the President wasn’t willing to lead, wasn’t willing to even put on paper his plans for cutting spending. It’s amazing to what lengths he will go to avoid making tough decisions. And who pays the price for Washington’s failure? The American people and our military personnel, who will now be subjected to a half trillion dollars in national defense cuts? “The President and Congress should work...
  • For Perry, Life Was Broadened and Narrowed by the Military

    11/25/2011 9:47:04 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 169 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/25/11 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    COLLEGE STATION, Tex. — Rick Perry arrived on the campus of Texas A&M University in the tumultuous fall of 1968, cut his hair short, regulation military style, and donned a uniform. College students across America were rising up against the Vietnam War, but Mr. Perry, a member of the Corps of Cadets here, would not be among them. “There will be no Columbia, no Berkeley here,” the university president, Earl Rudder, declared that fall. When a small band of antiwar protesters took to the steps of the Memorial Student Center, a building ... “I don’t want to use the word...
  • Top 5 Rick Perry Moments at the CNN Foreign Policy Debate

    11/25/2011 7:21:39 AM PST · by shield · 19 replies
    The Rick Perry Report ^ | 23rd November, 2011 | Joe Hyde
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry had a great debate on Nov. 22, 2011. Here are the Top 5 moments, with Rick Perry in his own words:
  • The Rick Perry uprising

    11/22/2011 1:13:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 22, 2011 | Bernie Quigley
    “ … states' rights, states’ rights, states' rights!” — Rick Perry at the Alamo, June 15, 2009 Until you get higher in the hills, Laconia might be considered the vortex of New Hampshire redneck politics, heavy into the Tea Party. The Lakes Region Tea Party is small but might be indicative of how things will go. A straw poll on Nov. 16 gave Newt Gingrich 49 percent while Cain tied with Ron Paul at 15. Romney 12 percent and Rick Perry 0. Similar results in a straw poll at a Republican club in Alabama on Saturday: Newt 45 percent, Cain...
  • Perry Impresses Scott County Republicans

    11/21/2011 11:48:55 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | November 15, 2011 | Kevin Hall
    Rick Perry followed his best debate performance with one of his best speeches on the campaign trail in Iowa. The GOP presidential candidate delivered the keynote address at the Scott County GOP’s Third Annual Reagan Dinner. Perry provided a preview of a new policy proposal that he will reveal today. “I’m going to unveil a plan to uproot all three branches of government and overhaul Washington,” Perry said. “It touches every branch of Washington.” One part of the plan that should hit home with many Iowa caucus goers is Perry’s ideas for the judiciary. “I’m going to address lifetime federal...
  • Perry's congressional supporters wary of plan to cut lawmaker pay

    11/20/2011 3:17:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 20, 2011 | Debbie Siegelbaum
    Lawmakers who've endorsed Rick Perry for president reacted warily to his plan for a part-time Congress and expressed concern about his proposal to cut their salaries in half. In response to inquiries from The Hill, the lawmakers disagreed with some aspects of the plan but said they liked other parts, such as the idea of spending more time in their districts. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) vowed to continue to stand by Perry, although he wasn’t necessarily on board with all of the Texas governor's plans. “I don’t anticipate that I’m going to agree with everything he says,” Inhofe said. At...
  • Perry Ad: "I'm The Outsider Who's Willing To Step On Some Toes" (including Video)

    11/19/2011 5:33:13 PM PST · by Innovative · 26 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Nov 19, 2011 | RCP
    In his latest campaign ad, Texas Gov. Rick Perry calls himself an "outsider." "I want to force Congress to balance the budget, and if they don't, I say we cut their pay in half, send them home. Replacing one Washington insider with another won't change a thing. If you want an outsider who will overhaul Washington, then I'm your guy."
  • Perry: Obama policies have made border less safe

    11/18/2011 12:12:51 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 111 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 18, 2011 | Beth Fouhy
    NEW YORK—Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry says President Barack Obama and his administration are responsible for policies that have endangered agents patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border. The Texas governor made his remarks while picking up an award from the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation. Perry said lack of funding and "bureaucratic bungling" in Washington have made the border less safe. He singled out one program in particular, Operation Fast and Furious. The arms-trafficking probe run by the Justice Department allowed AK-47s and other weapons to leak into the black market.
  • EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration

    11/18/2011 10:21:20 AM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 34 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6:20AM GMT 18 Nov 2011 | Victoria Ward and Nick Collins
    EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration Brussels bureaucrats were ridiculed yesterday after banning drink manufacturers from claiming that water can prevent dehydration. EU officials concluded that, following a three-year investigation, there was no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact. Producers of bottled water are now forbidden by law from making the claim and will face a two-year jail sentence if they defy the edict, which comes into force in the UK next month. Last night, critics claimed the EU was at odds with both science and common sense. Conservative MEP Roger Helmer said: “This is stupidity writ...
  • Rick Perry: Dear Leader Pelosi,

    11/17/2011 7:15:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Rick Perry for President ^ | November 16, 2011 | Rick Perry
    WWW.RICKPERRY.ORG November 16, 2011 Dear Leader Pelosi, After reading about House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer’s outburst over my “Overhauling Washington” plan, I wonder if his obstructionism reflects your own opposition and that of the Democratic Caucus to urgent reforms the American people so vehemently demand. After increasing the debt by $4 trillion in less than three years, no one can believe that Americans are satisfied with business as usual, and that a permanent political class in Washington can get us out of the mess you and your colleagues have created. A part-time Congress with half the pay would still make...
  • Gov. Perry challenges Pelosi to a debate (Pelosi to respond at today's morning press conference)

    11/17/2011 5:52:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 107 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 17, 2011 | Caroline May
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has challenged the women conservatives love to hate — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — to a public debate next week. In a letter obtained by The Hill, Perry requested that the pair meet for a debate during Perry’s visit to Washington next week to compare the plan he rolled out this week to “Uproot and Overhaul Washington” with the current system. “I think it would be a tremendous service to the American public to see a public airing of those differences,” he wrote. “Let the people decide.” Perry’s challenge comes just days after his roll...
  • Obama In Hawaii: "Here In Asia" World Leaders Teach Me How To "Spread Out The Sacrifice"

    11/16/2011 11:33:24 AM PST · by rightly_dividing · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 15, 2011 | Greg Hengler
    I guess Obama's home state is no longer part of his 57 states.
  • Would-Be Grocery Store Burglar Falls From Ceiling In Front Of Cash Register

    11/16/2011 12:13:59 AM PST · by Lmo56 · 11 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 11/14/11 | CBS
    GARDEN GROVE (CBS) — An Albertson’s supermarket on Harbor Boulevard was evacuated Monday after a burglary suspect fell through the ceiling to the ground near a cash register. Police say around 9:30 p.m., a female shopper reported seeing a man’s leg descend from the ceiling before disappearing again. The customer then alerted the store’s manager, before the suspect suddenly came crashing to the ground by the checkout lane.
  • The Perry Paradox

    11/04/2011 4:54:27 AM PDT · by normy · 69 replies
    The wall Street Journal ^ | 11-03-11 | Dan Henninger
    Rick Perry says Texas is the most successful state in America. He's right. Texan economic output exceeds Mexico's and Australia's and rivals India's. Rick Perry has been governor of Texas for nearly 11 years. Does the logic of politics lead us to conclude that the governor of the nation's most successful state, ipso facto, is the best man to be president of the economically gasping United States? We are about to find out. Getting lost, however, among the governor's adventures in the lovely hamlets of New Hampshire is that Texas, with or without him, has a story the rest of...
  • Texas Dems: Perry Puts Tea Party Ahead of Teachers

    11/04/2011 5:51:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    Insurance News Net ^ | November 3, 2011 | Texas Democratic Party
    AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 3 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news release: According to data released by the Health and Human Services Department in October, retired teachers and retired state employees in Texas have been among the biggest beneficiaries of the early retirement provision of the health care law. The Teacher Retirement System of Texas received $70,629,796 from the feds to offer health insurance to early retirees, and the Employees Retirement system of Texas received $30,175,627. These two state entities are among the top 25 beneficiaries of this provision of the health care law in the country. More...
  • Rick Perry Supports Work Visas For Undocumented Immigrants In US

    11/04/2011 7:11:50 AM PDT · by Scotsman will be Free · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 4, 2011 | Associated Press
    During an interview with CNN's John King on Thursday, the Texas governor said that expectations that U.S. authorities are going to arrest and deport up to 15 million undocumented immigrants isn't realistic.
  • Perry endorses work visas for illegal immigrants

    11/03/2011 5:24:19 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 324 replies · 1+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Nov. 3, 2011 | The Associated Press
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry says America should extend work visas to allow illegal immigrants to move freely between the U.S. and their home countries _ but opposes a path to citizenship.
  • Perry Defends Tuition For Illegals(Alt. Headline: Perry finds ways to bring self down in polls)

    10/30/2011 6:14:05 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 274 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/29/11 | g cohen
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is sliding in the polls but he is not budging concerning his stance on college tuition for illegal immigrants in his state, according to New Hampshire's Union Leader. In an interview with the newspaper yesterday, Perry, who has come under attack from Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney for his position on the issue, defended the policy in Texas which permits some illegal immigrants to pay in-state college and university tuition. "We could kick these people to the curb and pick up their cost of being in our state through other sources, social programs up to and...
  • 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...
  • Duluth 'ball slasher' pleads to latest break-in

    10/27/2011 12:54:24 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 32 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-26-77 | Duluth News Tribune
    Christopher Neil Bjerkness faces sentencing Nov. 29 in a felony burglary case after a plea agreement was reached Wednesday in St. Louis County District Court. Known as the "Ball Slasher," the 33-year-old Bjerkness originally pleaded not guilty to breaking into the Chester Creek Academy fitness center in May. Bjerkness has several previous convictions for breaking into facilities to slash exercise balls - an action described as a sexual fetish.
  • Barack Obama's new ally: Rick Perry

    10/27/2011 8:33:35 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 10-27-2011 | Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman and Jonathan Martin
    Barack Obama's new ally: Rick Perry By: Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman and Jonathan Martin October 27, 2011 President Barack Obama’s political machine is increasingly making common cause with Texas Gov. Rick Perry against a shared enemy: Mitt Romney. Romney is the opponent Democrats most fear, and whom Obama strategists view as the near-certain Republican nominee. Yet even among strategists who assume Romney will be Obama’s opponent, Perry’s newly feisty performance on the campaign trail has raised hopes that he may drag out the primary fight and bloody Romney ahead of the main event. Obama supporters aren’t exactly coordinating attacks...
  • Perry’s in-state tuition Works for Texas (and Utah..)

    10/26/2011 12:34:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 114 replies
    The New Texas Forum ^ | October 26, 2011 | Katie Thompson, Chairman of College Republicans at St. Edwards
    [embedded LINKS at source] Have you heard? “The government is subsidizing illegal immigration! The Texas DREAM Act grants amnesty! Illegal immigrants are going to college for FREE!” Hold your horses, folks. These statements, which are hurled at Gov. Rick Perry from both sides of the political spectrum, are simply not true. In-state tuition for illegal immigrants is a hard policy to argue because it rests on such a thin line between supporting education and rewarding law-breaking. Admittedly, the governor didn’t argue the case well when he said opponents of this policy “don’t have a heart.” (He’s since recanted that statement.)...
  • Chuckie Schumer - All Mouth With Sharp Teeth Bites Taxpayers Again

    10/15/2011 9:21:56 PM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Saturday, October 15, 2011 | Jerry McConnell
    The owner of the not-too-generous traits outlined above is one New York Democratic Senator named Charles Schumer. I suspect that Democrat leadership feels that they can call on “Chuckie” to make a public spectacle out of himself as the spokesman for anything distasteful with which leadership would rather not be connected.
  • If Perry manages to regain his mojo, he still needs to figure on the immigration issue

    10/14/2011 12:44:36 PM PDT · by rzman21 · 47 replies
    Conservative Home USA ^ | 10/14/2011 | Ryan Streeter
    Ryan Streeter Follow Ryan on Twitter Yesterday I wrote about Rick Perry’s faith problem and what I see as an opportunity for him to speak openly about religion and the public square. It could help him regain some mojo. But even if he got his mojo back, and even if he got the next debate right, he would face one big obstacle that has conservatives in a tizzy about him: his statements on illegal immigrants – and more specifically, educating their children. Peter Robinson writes about this issue well this morning in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal: Mr....
  • You Decide: Did Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa Go Too Far? (Time to vote)

    09/07/2011 5:45:49 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 27 replies
    foxnews ^ | 9/7/11
    Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa is under fire for his harsh words about the Tea Party. Hoffa told a crowd in Detroit that America faced "a war on workers, you see it everywhere -- it is the Tea Party," and urged the crowd to "take these son-of-a-bitches out." Hoffa made the comments while introducing President Obama. Did Hoffa cross the line with his heated rhetoric? Share your thoughts, answer our question then click "Leave a Comment."
  • Palin's Time Has Come And Gone

    08/23/2011 1:16:50 PM PDT · by AmericaTalks · 81 replies
    America Talks ^ | 8/23/11 | David Zublick
    There is much speculation about whether or not Sarah Palin will enter the 2012 GOP presidential race. Those who admire and respect her believe she wields a tremendous amount of power with regard to the choice of the candidate who will eventually end up facing Barack Obama in what can only be the most important election of our lifetime. But that candidate should not be Palin. And the reason is blatantly obvious. She can't win. It has nothing to do with any lack of political gravitas. Despite how her critics and detractors have attempted to portray her, Palin is intelligent,...
  • NYT shocked, shocked to find anger at Obama in Weiner’s district

    08/22/2011 10:22:11 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 22,2011 | ED MORRISSEY
    Of all the places to hear fulminations against President Obama, one of the least expected is the corner of 71st Avenue and Queens Boulevard, in the heart of a Congressional district that propelled Democrats like Geraldine A. Ferraro, Charles E. Schumer andAnthony D. Weiner to Washington. But it was there that Dale Weiss, a 64-year-old Democrat, approached the Republican running for Congress in a special election and, without provocation, blasted the president for failing to tame runaway federal spending. “We need to cut Medicaid,” she declared, “but he won’t do that.” She shook her head in disgust. “He is a...
  • Sonething Stranger is Happening (Absolute Vanity)

    08/21/2011 1:20:54 AM PDT · by Oztrich Boy · 27 replies
    Now | Me
    THis is getting creepy http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2766724/posts?page=23#23http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2766717/posts?page=23#23http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2766692/posts?page=23#23
  • Roger, would you PLEASE fire that idiot Gretchen yesterday?

    08/04/2011 3:57:11 AM PDT · by CalvaryJohn · 41 replies
    Gretchen, bless her pea pickin' heart. I'm sure her momma loves her. She needs to find a job on CNN Morning or somewhere else her positive views on the wealth tax would be better received. This is re her segment with Stuart Varney just now.
  • Further proof the climate is too complex to be easily modeled

    08/03/2011 6:56:08 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | 07.23.11 | Paul Mulshine
    A study of NASA data by scientists at the University of Alabama shows much more heat is being released into space than was thought:  HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (July 26, 2011) — Data from NASA’s Terra satellite shows that when the climate warms, Earth’s atmosphere is apparently more efficient at releasing energy to space than models used to forecast climate change have been programmed to “believe.”The result is climate forecasts that are warming substantially faster than the atmosphere, says Dr. Roy Spencer, a principal research scientist in the Earth System Science Center at The University of Alabama in Huntsville.  The previously unexplained...
  • I’m with stupid: How Rupert ruined the Republican Party

    08/02/2011 7:46:43 PM PDT · by Coleus · 33 replies
    star ledger ^ | 07.26.11 | Paul Mulshine
    Someone forgot to tell him that nerds are supposed to be smart. I’m talking about the geeky ex-governor of Minnesota. The other day, the New Republic carried a piece titled "The Tragedy of Tim Pawlenty" in which the writer, Walter Shapiro, tells of watching the wannabe GOP presidential nominee deliver his stump speech. It offered the following passage about how Pawlenty ended up in law school: "I remember walking past my dentist’s office," he recalled, "and, as I looked at his Buick Riviera parked in the driveway, I began thinking that, to get ahead in life, you had to be...
  • Say What? 30 Ben Bernanke Quotes That Are So Stupid That You Won’t Know Whether To Laugh Or Cry

    07/13/2011 1:32:14 PM PDT · by Qbert · 16 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | December, 2010 | The Economic Collapse
    Did you see Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on 60 Minutes the other night?  Bernanke portrayed the Federal Reserve as the great protector of the U.S. economy, he claimed that unemployment would be 15 percent higher if the Federal Reserve had sat back and done nothing during the financial crisis and he even started laying the groundwork for a third round of quantitative easing.  Unfortunately, 60 Minutes did not ask Bernanke any hard questions and did not challenge him on his past record.  It was almost as if they considered Bernanke to be above criticism.  But someone in the mainstream...