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  • Unlicensed [illegal alien] Sparks doctor [performing boob and nose jobs] pleads guilty

    05/30/2012 7:31:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 2 replies
    NECN.com ^ | May 27, 2012 | News
    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Sparks man accused of performing cosmetic surgeries in homes without a medical license has pleaded guilty to a felony count of practicing medicine without a license. . . He's accused of targeting illegal immigrants who were looking for nose jobs, stomach staplings and other cosmetic surgery. Authorities say three victims were not seriously injured by the medical work. Deputy District Attorney Nathan Edwards says Orozco-Abundis is an illegal immigrant whose July 17 sentencing will likely be followed by a deportation order for his removal from the country.
  • Drunken driver [illegal alien] injures mother, daughter in Metairie hit-run [then released!]

    05/29/2012 8:56:37 PM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | May 29, 2012 | Michelle Hunter
    Authorities say a drunken driver injured two women in a head-on collision in Metairie on Saturday, then fled the scene. Deputies later arrested Jesus Guzman-Gomez, 22, of Metairie, an arrest report said. . . Guzman-Gomez was headed westbound in a maroon Jeep Cherokee when he veered inexplicably into the eastbound lanes, an arrest report said. Guzman-Gomez's vehicle crashed head-on into a red Jeep Cherokee being driven by an unidentified 49-year-old woman, Fortunato said. He then drove off without stopping or identifying himself, the report said. The driver of the red Jeep Cherokee suffered head, neck and back injuries, the...
  • Police Release Photo Of Accused Walmart Molester [illegal alien]

    05/29/2012 4:13:47 PM PDT · by kevcol · 11 replies
    KVTA (Ventura, CA) ^ | May 29, 2012 | News
    Oxnard Police released a photo of the man they arrested over the weekend for allegedly molesting a child in the Oxnard Walmart store. 39-year-old Juan Francisco Gonzalez Revelez was arrested Saturday at the store by police after an alert store employee recognized him from security video of the alleged sexual assault on Friday. Police are also looking into whether Gonzalez is a suspect in a similar incident in January at the store. He is charged with two felony counts of lewd acts upon a child. He is due in court Wednesday afternoon for arraignment. Gonzalez is being held without...
  • 6 illegal immigrants arrested after ambulance call [Darwinitez Awardio]

    05/29/2012 5:35:40 AM PDT · by kevcol · 10 replies
    WNEM (MI) ^ | May 23, 2012 | Tom Plahutnik
    HURON COUNTY, MI (WNEM) - A 911 call for assistance following a disagreement in Huron County actually resulted in six illegal aliens being taken into custody. The Huron County Sheriff says 911 central dispatch received a call just before 10 a.m. Wednesday requesting an ambulance on M-142 near Moore road in Oliver Township. When a sheriff's deputy arrived to assist the ambulance, the deputy found that there was no need for an ambulance. Instead, he said he found six Mexican men near the roadway who had been working for an out-of-state construction company at a nearby grain elevator construction project....
  • [4x deported] Germantown man [caught driving drunk] pleads guilty to entering U.S. illegally

    05/28/2012 6:52:06 PM PDT · by kevcol · 4 replies
    Daily Freeman (NY) ^ | May 25, 2012 | Blotter
    ALBANY, N.Y. — A Germantown man who has been deported to Mexico four times and arrested by Border Patrol and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement a total of six times for illegally entering the United States pleaded guilty to re-entering the country illegally once again, the U.S. Attorney’s Northern District of New York Office said Thursday. Jesus Vazquez Loyola, 26, who is a citizen of Mexico, faces two years imprisonment, supervised release of up to one year, and a fine of up to $250,000 after pleading guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Mae D’Agostino to felony re-entry Wednesday, prosecutors said....
  • Eduardo Alementa Torres [illegal alien]: Arrested for 6th DUI in Massachusetts

    05/25/2012 5:01:15 AM PDT · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Examiner ^ | May 19, 2012 | Dave Gibson
    On Thursday, Milford police arrested Tigoberto Orellano-Alonso, 25, after he was witnessed driving erratically on South Bow Street. The Mexican national was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol as well as driving without a license. . . According to a police report, Orellano-Alonso led the arresting officer on a short chase and failed to fully cooperate when stopped. An open container of alcohol was also observed inside the vehicle. . . In light of several recent incidents, it would seem that Massachusetts’ roads have become very dangerous . . Denice was hit and dragged close to a...
  • Is this a nation of laws? [Illegal Alien living in multimillion-dollar house convicted]

    05/24/2012 6:22:56 AM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    Augusta Chronicle ^ | May 21, 2012 | Editorial Staff
    The Columbia County illegal-alien building contractor got 15 months in federal prison last Tuesday for harboring illegal aliens himself. Diaz had managed to ensconce himself here illegally in a very nice multimillion-dollar house and build up a substantial contracting business on the back of other illegal immigrants – using the cheap labor to leverage an unfair business advantage over legal contractors who abide by our laws. Yet, Diaz had considerable local support in the courtroom – otherwise sensible business people who somehow thought this guy was getting a raw deal. To heck with the rest of Columbia County and their...
  • Illegal Immigrant Guilty Plea [MS irrigation company whacked w/$500K fine, possible prison]

    05/23/2012 1:33:02 PM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    WLBT (Jackson, MS) ^ | May 21, 2012 | David Kenney
    JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The owners of a Ridgeland irrigation company pled guilty to harboring illegal aliens this morning. The U.S. attorney's office says Paul and Barbara Love, owners of Love Irrigation, were charged with improper use of social security numbers and hiding the fact they hired illegal workers from immigration agents. As part of a plea agreement the couple has said they will pay a fine of $515,000.00. They could also face up to ten years in prison. Sentencing has been set for August 2nd. Tuesday, Barbara Love, the majority owner of the company, is expected to plea guilty,...
  • Man [illegal alien] arrested for attempting to kidnap, rape [67 yo] woman

    05/22/2012 2:01:44 PM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    The Saratogian ^ | May 22, 2012 | Lucian McCarty
    SARATOGA SPRINGS — A man was arrested after allegedly trying to kidnap and rape a 67-year-old woman who was sitting in a car near Congress and South Franklin streets . . Antonio Lopez-Bautista, 18, of South Federal Street, an illegal immigrant, was charged with second-degree attempted kidnapping, first-degree attempted rape and second-degree assault . . He pulled her from the car and began to assault her, dragging her along the sidewalk, punching and kicking her while trying to pull her into an isolated, unlit area, according to police. . . Police found Lopez-Bautista hiding under bushes a few buildings...
  • California Supreme Court to decide if illegal immigrant can practice law

    05/17/2012 10:48:25 AM PDT · by kevcol · 19 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | May 17, 2012 | Howard Mintz
    The California Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to consider whether the State Bar has the authority to license an undocumented immigrant and allow him to become a practicing lawyer. In their weekly closed-door conference, the justices unanimously decided to consider the case of Sergio Garcia, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico who graduated from Chico State University
  • Man [Illegal Alien] pleads guilty in hit-and-run death of Santa Rosa 4-year-old

    05/14/2012 1:21:21 PM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    KTVU ^ | KTVU And Wires
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. — A Santa Rosa man pleaded guilty Thursday morning in Sonoma County Superior Court to hit-and-run and other charges stemming from the death of a 4-year-old boy he struck and killed in a crosswalk in August. Marcos Lopez-Garcia, 23, pleaded guilty to felony hit-and-run causing injury or death, and to misdemeanor charges of gross vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence and driving without a license, defense attorney Walter Rubenstein said. Garcia faces five and a half years in prison when he is sentenced on June 29, Rubenstein said. "He wanted to resolve the case because he feels bad...
  • Mass. governor calls Alabama immigration policy 'hysterical and poisonous;' compares it to Jim Crow

    05/11/2012 7:45:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 43 replies
    al.com [AL] ^ | May 02, 2012 | Debbie M. Lord
    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick compared Alabama and Arizona immigration policies to McCarthyism and Jim Crow in a speech Monday to students at Tufts University, according to a story on Boston.com. “The actions of various states to take matters into their own hands have been ham-fisted, self-defeating, and even racist,’’ Patrick was quoted as saying. The tone of Patrick’s speech Monday - he called much of the debate surrounding immigration reform “hysterical and poisonous’’ - has struck some state lawmakers and immigration policy specialists as more vehement than previous speeches, the story said. “The public discourse about immigration is as toxic...
  • [drunk] Illegal immigrant who hit bus likely to be deported

    05/08/2012 6:13:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 3 replies
    IndeOnline.com ^ | May 08, 2012 | Doug Staley
    CANTON, OHIO — An illegal immigrant who was under the influence when he struck a Massillon City School District bus carrying eight high school students in February is expected to be deported from the U.S. after he serves a nine-month jail sentence. Stark County Common Pleas Judge Charles Brown also placed Victor Velasquez, 22, who was living at 935 Green Ave. SW, in Massillon, on five years probation, revoked his driver’s license for five years and ordered him to serve 100 hours of community service. However, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement likely will take Velasquez into custody upon his...
  • Britain falls foul of Brussels over immigration

    04/30/2012 10:39:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Financial Times (sub) ^ | April 26, 2012 11:35 pm | Alex Barker in Brussels
    Brussels is threatening to sue the UK unless it removes illegal curbs on the rights of EU citizens to use the National Health Service and bring their non-EU family members to Britain without a visa. The European Commission’s ultimatum gives ministers two months to comply with the EU rules or face court, setting the stage for a legal battle with Britain over several highly charged immigration issues. On Thursday night Theresa May, home secretary, vowed to fight the Brussels ruling so that ministers can protect rules designed to stop the “abuse” of an EU directive that underpins the single market...
  • Inside Media Matters: Erratic behavior, close coordination with White House and news organizations

    02/12/2012 9:01:46 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | February 13, 2012 | Tucker Carlson and Vince Coglianese
    David Brock was smoking a cigarette on the roof of his Washington, D.C. office one day in the late fall of 2010 when his assistant and two bodyguards suddenly appeared and whisked him and his colleague Eric Burns down the stairs. Brock, the head of the liberal nonprofit Media Matters for America, had told friends and co-workers that he feared he was in imminent danger from right-wing assassins and needed a security team to keep him safe. The threat he faced while smoking on his roof? “Snipers,” a former co-worker recalled. ...more...
  • Trouble in paradise: Maldives and Islamic extremism

    02/12/2012 9:21:03 PM PST · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 26 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | February 12, 2012 | Amal Jayasinghe
    At the Maldives' National Museum, smashed Buddhist statues are testament to the rise of Islamic extremism and Taliban-style intolerance in a country famous as a laid-back holiday destination. On Tuesday, as protesters backed by mutinous police toppled president Mohamed Nasheed, a handful of men stormed the Chinese-built museum and destroyed its display of priceless artefacts from the nation's pre-Islamic era. "They have effectively erased all evidence of our Buddhist past," a senior museum official told AFP at the now shuttered building in the capital Male, asking not to be named out of fear for his own safety. "We lost all...
  • Ron Paul says Latinos have become 'scapegoats' (Like Jews in Nazi Germany) - Barf Alert

    02/01/2012 4:14:13 PM PST · by mnehring · 16 replies · 1+ views
    ...Immigration, however, was another story. The 12-term Texas congressman spent the better part of a 25-minute address thinking aloud about the thorny subject. He talked about how Americans are more accepting of outsiders when the economy is good, but when trouble looms there is a search for scapegoats. "I believe Hispanics have been used as scapegoats, to say, they're the problem instead of being a symptom maybe of a problem with the welfare state," Paul told the group. "In Nazi Germany they had to have scapegoats to blame and they turned on the Jews....
  • Girl (9) Says Fugitive Raped Her, Forced Her To Drink - Testimony Begins In Mexican National's Trial

    01/31/2012 4:56:50 AM PST · by TSgt · 16 replies
    WLWT ^ | 6:21 pm EST January 30, 2012 | WLWT
    HAMILTON, Ohio -- A teenager described how she was raped six years ago by a man who fled to Mexico after he was charged with sexually assaulting the girl. The victim, now 15 years old, told jurors Monday that she'd been riding her bike on Father's Day, 2005, when Alfredo Cruz waved her over. The teen said she rode over to Cruz, now 31, and he picked up the purple bicycle with her on in it and took her into his house. She said Cruz put her bicycle in a closet and ordered her to take off her clothes. "He...
  • And Now The Recriminations: Perry Staffers Tell Tale of Turmoil

    01/23/2012 1:51:06 PM PST · by pogo101 · 20 replies
    Ace of Spades blog ^ | January 23, 2012 | Ace of Spades
    He should have delayed a month, or a month and a half. Was it the decision to schedule back surgery on July 1, putting Perry’s physical recovery on a collision course with a grueling schedule of fundraisers and campaign events? Was it the failure to prepare better for debates that soon turned disastrous? Was it simply a matter of getting in the race too late? Perry’s own string of verbal goofs, probably some of the worst in modern American political history, were so crippling that it is questionable whether any paid professionals could have pulled him out of the ditch....
  • Jobs, jobs, jobs lure Perry backer

    01/15/2012 4:02:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The State ^ | January 15, 2012 | ADAM BEAM
    When Allie Jennings and her husband, Ethan, graduated form college in 2003, they had no trouble finding jobs. “I just think raising a son, and then being married to someone who would like to climb the ladder in business, I think Gov. Perry represents a lot of opportunity for our family,” Allie Jennings said. Perry announced his candidacy during a rally in Charleston over the summer, and the Jennings were there to see him as Perry emphasized his record on job creation while governor of Texas. In January 2001, a month after Perry took office, there were 10,023,806 jobs in...
  • Arrests in Puerto Rico, US in document fraud case

    01/11/2012 2:02:12 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 5 replies
    Associated Press (Miami Herald) ^ | 1/11/12 | Danica Coto
    Fifty people have been accused of conspiring to sell the identities of hundreds of Puerto Ricans to illegal immigrants on the U.S. mainland in the largest single fraud case ever for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, authorities said Wednesday. Hundreds of birth certificates, Social Security numbers and driver's licenses were sold for up to $2,500 a set as part of a black market ring based in Puerto Rico that operated from since at least April 2009, according to ICE Director John Morton. (SNIP) About 80 percent of the documents involved were sold by Puerto Ricans whose names were on them,...
  • Perry likens South Carolina stand to Alamo

    01/08/2012 5:58:02 PM PST · by World'sGoneInsane · 235 replies
    ABC Local ^ | January 8, 2012 | Associated Press
    SPARTANBURG, SC -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Sunday that he's not giving up on the race for the Republican presidential nomination, comparing himself to the fighters who rode back into the Alamo knowing there would be no reinforcements coming.
  • Rick Perry Will Not Depart From His Conservative Record or Path

    01/06/2012 11:47:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 167 replies
    January 6, 2011 | Vanity - anonymous
    "Rick Perry Will Not Depart From His Conservative Record or Path" - The Real Record, The Real Man Musings of a Rick Perry supporter... I don’t think the American people know Gov. Rick Perry. He burst onto the national stage and seemed like a Texan, okay, a politician with some nerve, some courage, some outspokenness, who was taking on the sacred cows and telling it like it is. But the debates reversed that image...the early ones. Then there are the lies...oh so many, many MANY lies about him. Because of them, people might be forgiven for their confusion, for not...
  • Why Perry chose to keep running for president

    01/06/2012 2:31:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 76 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 5, 2012 | Sam Youngman
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Even Rick Perry's top advisers thought it was over. After the Texas governor finished fifth in the Iowa caucuses on Tuesday night, Perry's staff and volunteers gathered around the bar in a Des Moines hotel to say goodbyes, drink beer and mourn what appeared to be the end of his quest for the Republican nomination for president. Perry had, after all, just said that he would return to Texas and "reassess" his campaign in a speech that had all the markings of a withdrawal from the race. Only it wasn't. Less than 12 hours later,...
  • Rick Perry: Here we come South Carolina

    01/04/2012 9:02:47 AM PST · by Bill C of BDroppings · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 1/04/2012 | Bill C
    When a primary candidate suffers a substantial defeat and states that he will “reassess” his campaign while suspending his travel to the next state in the campaign, it generally means that the candidate has decided to withdraw.
  • Rick Perry: Perhaps Not Out of This Race Yet!

    01/04/2012 8:47:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 203 replies · 1+ views
    National Review Online ^ | Januarey 4, 2012 | Jim Geraghty
    Last night, I wondered if four of the “Not Romneys” would “have the self-control to stop hitting the other Not Romneys and focus on Romney?” For much of this morning, it appeared there would be two fewer of them, with indications that Perry and Bachmann would depart the race. But now, perhaps not; Perry’s personal Twitter account just chirped, “And the next leg of the marathon is the Palmetto State…Here we come South Carolina!!!” It featured this photo:
  • Rick Perry: Here we come South Carolina!!

    01/04/2012 8:41:14 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 67 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 4, 2012 11:14 am | Rick Perry
    GovernorPerry 15 mins, 1 sec ago Twitter And the next leg of the marathon is the Palmetto State...Here we come South Carolina!!! yfrog.com/odz8ujrj
  • Rick Perry: "I am Returning to Texas"

    01/03/2012 9:16:25 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 103 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/4/12 | Aurelius
    In a campaign speech late Tuesday night, Governor Rick Perry stated that he is "returning to Texas" to reassess whether he is going to continue running for President. The speech contained several emotional moments, in particular two moments. The first was when he read a letter from an adoring supporter who called him a "great man." The letter described a conversation that Mr. Perry had had with a soldier and how his supporter looked on in awe as he watched Governor Perry call the veteran his "Christian brother." The second was when Perry announced that he would be returning to...
  • Don't Write Off Rick Perry

    01/03/2012 1:31:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 3, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I mentioned Rick Perry earlier. He's out doing the media rounds today, and he's sounding good -- and he had a great exchange with Mike Allen of Politico. Everybody that says, "Ah, Perry is a nice guy, but he looks slow, Rush." I can't tell you the number of people, wherever I go, whose number one complaint about practically every Republican hopeful is that somebody thinks they're stupid or that they sound stupid or that they talk stupid, or that they talk dumb. It's really a powerful, influential thing that has happened here. Some people tell me,...
  • Gov. Perry Pockets Salary, Pension

    12/31/2011 6:32:48 PM PST · by CedarDave · 48 replies · 2+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 31, 2011 | Thomas Cole
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is a so-called double dipper, collecting a state government pension and salary totaling more than $240,000. Perry’s disclosure that he “retired” this year while still governor of Texas has become somewhat of an issue in the days leading up to the GOP presidential caucuses in Iowa on Tuesday. Given New Mexico’s distaste for double dipping by public employees, I thought you might want to know more. We banned the practice for most state and local government workers in 2010. Perry, 61, filed a financial disclosure this month with the Federal Election Commission showing he is...
  • In final Iowa push, Perry aims to set himself apart as ultimate outsider

    12/29/2011 9:44:46 AM PST · by altura · 62 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | December 29, 2011 | Todd J. Gilman
    RelatedCRESTON, Iowa — Rick Perry began his final push in the Iowa Republican caucuses Tuesday by sharpening his claim to be the sort of leader the country badly needs, and which his rivals decidedly are not. “You need to ask yourself: If we replace the Democrat insider with a Republican insider, is that going to change Washington, D.C.? No, it’s not,” he told 150 or so Iowans crammed into a coffee shop a week ahead of caucuses likely to winnow the presidential field. “I will go to Washington to be an anti-establishment outsider.” At one stop after another, he jabbed...
  • BREAKING: Rick Perry Files Lawsuit To Get On Virginia Primary Ballot

    12/27/2011 3:48:28 PM PST · by TBBT · 249 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 12/27/2011 | Zeke Miller
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has filed suit in federal court against the Virginia Republican Party and the Virginia Board of Elections in order to gain a spot on the Commonwealth's primary ballot. Perry was excluded after the party found he had not submitted enough valid signatures by the deadline last Thursday. His campaign submitted 6,000 of the required 10,000, according to the suit. The lawsuit alleges that Perry's 1st and 14th Amendment rights were violated by the requirement that those circulating the petitions also be eligible or registered voters of Virginia. Failure to get on the ballot is a major...
  • Rick Perry Resumes Iowa Bus Tour, Hammers GOP Opponents

    12/27/2011 11:18:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies · 1+ views
    ABC ^ | December 27, 2011 | Arlette Saenz
    ....“You don’t have to settle for Washington and Wall Street insiders who supported the Wall Street bailout and Obamacare individual mandate. You don’t have to resign yourself to voting for wasteful Washington spending culture of earmarks and of deficits and this ever rising debt that we’ve got,” said Perry. “You don’t have to vote for a candidate who would allow Iran to wipe Israel off the face of the earth and then ultimately America. You don’t have to you don’t have to stand for that. You don’t have to settle for that.” “I’m the limited government conservative in this campaign...
  • Rick Perry Resumes Iowa Bus Tour, Hammers GOP Opponents

    12/27/2011 11:25:41 AM PST · by shield · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | 27th December 2011 | Arlette Saenz
    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – After a four day hiatus from the campaign trail, Texas Gov. Rick Perry restarted his bus tour through Iowa, pounding his opponents for their Washington and Wall Street “insider” status and selling himself as the “authentic conservative” in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. “Why should you settle for anything less than an authentic conservative who will fight for your views and values without an apology? Why should you have to settle for anything less than the real deal to go to Washington DC and to represent your values and work for you in Washington,”...
  • Why Perry May Exceed Expectations

    12/26/2011 2:53:21 PM PST · by CaroleL · 25 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 12/26/11 | CaroleL
    With one week left before the Iowa caucuses, Texas Governor Rick Perry is touting his outsider status in a new ad that highlights his opponents' combined 63 years of congressional experience. As the narrator says, "If Washington's the problem, why trust a congressman to fix it?" Prominently featuring fellow GOP contenders Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum; the ad reminds voters that federal legislators are responsible for the earmarks and deficit spending that have led to our unsustainable national debt and that the nation needs a leader who will provide real solutions.
  • Before Hiatus, Perry Bus Tour Gains Traction

    12/23/2011 8:32:25 AM PST · by shield · 40 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | 22nd December 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...
  • Why hasn't Rick Perry filled out his Second Amendment Questionnaire

    12/22/2011 2:55:46 PM PST · by ASA Vet · 30 replies
    GOA via email | Dec 22, 2011 | Tim Macy
    Gun Owners of America has sent a Second Amendment Questionnaire to every Presidential candidate for this election year. We've gotten them back from several of the candidates -- even Newt Gingrich, after I met with him earlier this month to ask why he hadn't sent his back. But we haven't received one from either Rick Perry or Mitt Romney. The fact that Romney is not getting his questionnaire back is understandable, since he has been all over the map on gun ownership. Recently he's sounding pro-gun, but his history is anything but that. Rick Perry, however, has a solid record...
  • Where Loyalties Lie by Victoria (per Rick Perry)

    12/20/2011 5:33:58 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 34 replies
    Patriot's 1949 Blog ^ | 12-19-2011 | Victoria
    It has been a bit since I have written a blog, mainly because I only write them when I moved by the heart to do so. I have also been staying off twitter out of disgust for watching so called conservatives judge not by past deeds but only by words that a candidate is spinning today-sorry I donÂ’t tolerate fools easily. Sorry, I am more into judging by actions, the character of a man does not change they just learn to hide it better (& no that was not a veiled swipe at Newtie & Mittens it was a...
  • GOP unhappiness with field fuels buzz for Jeb Bush

    12/20/2011 7:45:28 AM PST · by SonofReagan · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/20/2011 | Byron York
    There's no doubt some Republicans remain unhappy with the GOP presidential field. They wish other candidates -- Mitch Daniels, Chris Christie, Paul Ryan, Jeb Bush -- had entered a long time ago. But the Iowa caucuses are in two weeks. Is there any chance, at this late date, that something could change? All the alternative candidates have repeatedly said they won't run. But there is new speculation focusing on Bush after the former Florida governor turned heads Monday morning when he wrote, in the Wall Street Journal, a campaign-like economic manifesto headlined "Capitalism and the Right to Rise."
  • A Time For Choosing: Rick Perry for President

    12/19/2011 11:23:46 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 58 replies
    Big Government ^ | 12-19-2011 | Mike Flynn - OP/ED
    December 19, 2011A Time For Choosing: Rick Perry for President Mike Flynn Yes, I’ve seen the debates. And, yes, I’ve watched the “oops” moment probably a dozen times. While he has steadily improved, Rick Perry is not a skilled debater. Seeing him debate is like watching a high-wire act, where each moment is tense with the fear that the performer could slip and fall. I get it. But, when did debate performance become our sole criteria for picking a President? When did the RNC decide to team up with the legacy media and turn the nomination contest into an almost...
  • Don’t Settle: Rick Perry for President.

    12/19/2011 10:20:28 AM PST · by Chasaway · 68 replies · 1+ views
    RedState ^ | December 19, 2011 | Dan McLaughlin (Diary)
    "If this website has a purpose – if any conservative website or publication has a purpose – it must begin with electing conservatives to significant public offices. We have the chance to nominate a conservative for president and win the White House in 2012. We can fumble that chance away by settling for a nominee we can’t trust to pursue conservative policies in office, or we can make a stand for the best, most conservative potential president in the field. That’s Rick Perry, and we enthusiastically endorse him to be the 45th President of the United States."
  • Perry in his element

    12/18/2011 12:07:17 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | December 18, 2011 | James Hohmann reports from Charles City, Iowa
    Rick Perry told worshipers at the First Wesleyan Church here Sunday morning that they should disregard “the politically correct police” who say the separation of church and state means faith has no place in public life. “As a matter of fact, you are Biblically charged to take your values into the public arena,” the Texas governor told 90 worshipers. “You will be criticized, but do not be intimidated,” he added. “Somebody’s values are going to decide the issues of the day, whatever they may be. Whatever policies are being discussed … somebody’s values are going to be installed, if you...
  • 2007 VIDEO: Rick Perry endorses Rudy Giuliani

    12/18/2011 6:07:04 AM PST · by rintense · 65 replies
    YouTube & Fox and Friends ^ | October 2007 | Various
    In 2007, Rick Perry endorses Rudy Giuliani calling him a leader with executive experience this country needs.
  • Perry “retires” early, begins collecting state pension

    12/16/2011 9:58:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 153 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 16, 2011 | Allahpundit
    Yes, he’s still governor. He’s “retired” only for benefits purposes, which means he can start collecting his pension while he’s still collecting a salary. It’s perfectly legal. Just … unhelpful. Perry makes a $150,000 annual gross salary as Texas govenor. Now, thanks to his early retirement, Perry, 61, gets a monthly retirement annuity of $7,698 before taxes, or $6,588 net. That raises his gross annual salary to more than $240,000… [T]he disclosure is sure to spark criticism of Perry, who has called for sweeping changes to Social Security for average workers and has railed against special “perks” that members of...
  • Rick Perry Wants to be the Tim Tebow (Not the Joe Flacco) of the Iowa Caucus

    12/16/2011 6:25:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 16, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Well, I knew that this was coming, but I would have never guessed where it's coming from. ... I'm not disappointed that it's coming from where it's coming from. I'm just a little surprised. I knew it was coming. Jealousy of Tim Tebow has surfaced in the National Football League. Brian, you're a big football aficionado. Tell me which quarterback has just expressed frustration and jealousy. You don't know yet, do you? So take a wild guess. Which quarterback has expressed frustration and jealousy over the coverage that Tebow is getting? (interruption) No. Not Aaron Rodgers. Not...
  • A Rick Perry comeback? It all rides on Iowa now.

    12/15/2011 8:09:38 AM PST · by wolfman23601 · 82 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 12/15/2011 | Amanda Paulson
    At this stage, that seems unlikely. But Politico is reporting that internal polls from both Mr. Perry and Mitt Romney find significant slippage in Newt Gingrich's Iowa standing. And Perry is one of the beneficiaries. "I believe [Ron] Paul can trip up Newt here, and that's great news for Romney because Newt is done if that happens," one Iowa caucus-watcher told Politico. "Watch Rick Perry. He's going for a top-three finish, and that could be to Romney's expense." How well do you know Rick Perry? Take our quiz Perry's strategy amounts to betting everything on Iowa, where he's making a...
  • 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...
  • Presidential Candidate [Perry] Holds Agriculture Conference Call

    12/13/2011 1:59:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Farmer Futuers ^ | December 13, 2011 | Jason Vance
    On Monday evening Texas Governor Rick Perry, a Republican Presidential candidate, spoke with Iowa farmers during a telephone town hall event hosted by the Iowa Soybean Association. In an effort to focus national attention on the critical topic of agricultural policy and trade impacting farmers across America, the ISA board of directors has invited all major Presidential candidates to participate in a telephone town hall meeting. During his opening remarks Perry said the country is in trouble and he is concerned about the future and that his candidacy is about fighting the fight for the next generation. "I'm not interested...
  • Perry Ground Game: An Old-Fashioned Bus Tour

    12/13/2011 3:28:33 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 91 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | December 13, 2011 | Ben Philpott and Jay Root
    DES MOINES, Iowa — If Iowa voters are going to give Gov. Rick Perry the “second look” he wants, there's not much time for browsing. With just three weeks before the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses, the governor is embarking on an old-fashioned bus tour through the Hawkeye State, hoping his natural ability to connect with voters will keep his struggling campaign alive. Perry has scheduled nearly 50 events between Wednesday and Jan. 2. By the time the tour ends, he will have visited some 42 towns and cities. “Being on a bus in a state like Iowa, it just allows...
  • Rick Perry Heckled Over Gays In Military Campaign Ad [Finally, A Reason For Electing Perry!]

    12/11/2011 6:49:34 PM PST · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    LATimes ^ | December 11, 2011 | Paul West
    Rick Perry Heckled Over Gays In Military Campaign Ad By Paul West December 11, 2011 Reporting from Ames, Iowa— Rick Perry took another shot at Mitt Romney's offer of a $10,000 bet, but the Texas governor found himself under fire himself Sunday, heckled at a campaign stop over anti-gay bias, including by a man identifying himself as a Marine veteran from the Iraq war. The heckling followed Perry's brief remarks to Iowa voters at a coffee shop in downtown Ames. "Why are you demonizing gay and lesbian people?" shouted one heckler. "Why can't gays compete in the military?" chimed in...