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  • There Is 'A Very Real Possibility' ISIS Forces Have Crossed US-Mexican Border

    08/21/2014 12:22:56 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 55 replies
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) believes the jihadist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL) may have already sent militants across the U.S.-Mexican border. Perry was directly asked about this prospect Thursday afternoon after he gave a border-security speech at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate who spent much of the speech castigating ISIS after the group brutally executed an American journalist earlier this week, said there was "a very real" risk they were already inside the U.S. "There’s the obvious great concern that because of the condition of...
  • Perry's legal team calls CPRIT accusations a 'red herring'

    08/21/2014 10:43:16 AM PDT · by MamaTexan · 17 replies
    Dallas Business Journal ^ | Aug 21, 2014 | Nicholas Sakelaris and Bill Hethcock
    "At no time in CPRIT investigation was Governor Rick Perry or anyone from the Governor's office a target," Walling wrote in the affidavit dated Aug. 20. "At no time did I ever obtain evidence that suggested any wrongdoing on behalf of Governor Rick Perry or the Governor's office."
  • In His Mug Shot, Rick Perry Comes Out Smelling Like A Texas Yellow Rose

    08/21/2014 11:17:50 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 72 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 20 August 2014 | Editorial
    Leadership: Texas Gov. Rick Perry smiled confidently for his mug shot, as if to signal he would prevail over politicized big government. In fact, that may resonate as a campaign theme for voters weary of the same abuses. Until now, the prevailing "narrative" was that a governor under indictment on two counts of "abuses of power" would be political toast. Because even if the charges were baseless, as these are, the mug shot and the screeching headlines would bring certain opprobrium. It certainly happened that way for now-exonerated House leader Tom DeLay, whose career was ruined by the same tactics...
  • Perry Indictment: Why It Has Legs

    08/20/2014 4:48:57 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 59 replies
    Grassroots America, We The People ^ | 08/19/2014 | JoAnn Fleming
    We’re going to have to be the skunk at the party, the rain on the parade – again. Our mission necessitates – absolutely requires – that we raise issues certain politicians and some of their supporters don’t want raised. This will no doubt make some people angry, but we invite then to review the facts, which are a matter of public record. This is a time for clear-headed thinking – not lemming-like “over the cliff” emotion and reaction. While many have rushed to defend Governor Rick Perry on the surface matter of the indictment alone, we are compelled to talk...
  • Checking and Balancing the Public Integrity Unit

    08/20/2014 4:45:43 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 1 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 08/20/2014 | Jordan Long
    With the news of Governor Perry’s indictment going viral, the Public Integrity Unit (PIU) of the Travis County District Attorney’s office is once again shaking up Texas politics, though more indirectly than it has in the past. The agency has been the bane of politicians for 30 years, and routinely comes under fire from Republicans for its supposed partisanship. How did this branch of municipal law enforcement in a deep sea-blue Democratic county come to carry such influence in a ruby-red state? Is it time, as many conservative say, to rein in the rogue outfit and place its duties somewhere...
  • Surprise! Rick Perry Grand Juror Is Also a Partisan Democrat Activist

    08/20/2014 10:10:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/20/2014 | Bryan Preston
    Tuesday night the Houston Chronicle published a story about the grand jury that indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Those grand jurors who spoke with the Chronicle broke the law to do so, and they knew that they were breaking the law. They claimed that they were speaking to the newspaper to counter Gov. Perry’s “spin” on the case.That’s not the job of a grand jury, by the way.One of them is a woman named Rho Chalmers. Chalmers tried to get around her lawbreaking by attempting to build this wall of implausible deniability. Rho Chalmers, who name matches that of...
  • Should the grand jury that indicted governor Rick Perry be/have been a transparent grand jury?

    08/20/2014 7:02:17 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 17 replies
    8/20/2014 | Laissez-faire Capitalist
    Should the grand jury have been transparent or secretive --- concerning the evidence presented by the district attorney, etcetera? Once again, we have a Travis County grand jury indicting yet another high-profile Republican. One was Tom Delay (then House Majority Leader from 2003 to 2005) and now presidential aspirant Rick Perry, governor of Texas. The evidence that is presented is under the discretion of the district/prosecuting attorney. This attorney has strong control over the process and the room itself, and there is no one present to provide counter argument(s), and, finally, there is no judge present. If you are a...
  • Orange mom claims daughter was victim of 'knockout game' (Texas)

    08/20/2014 1:01:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Beaumont Enterprise ^ | August 19, 2014 | Michelle Heath
    Jackie Dueitt's daughter is afraid to brush her hair. The 10-year-old girl is scared she will accidentally hit the knot on the back of her head. The Orange youngster was hurt on Friday outside a Beaumont store when a teen on a bicycle allegedly rode by her, let out a string of profanities and struck her on the head. Dueitt believes her daughter is the victim of the "knockout game," a violent assault in which the objective is to knock someone out with a single punch. "I think they were trying to [knock her out]," Dueitt said. The "knockout game"...
  • Networks Ignore that Group Behind Perry’s Indictment Got $500K from Soros

    08/19/2014 10:09:39 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 8 replies
    News Busters ^ | Aug 18, 2014 | By Mike Ciandella
    Update, August 19: On ABC “World News with Diane Sawyer” on Aug. 18, Senior National Correspondent Jim Avila included a soundbite from Texans for Public Justice Director Craig McDonald in his story. McDonald was merely introduced as a “critic,” with no ideological label, and Avila never verbally said the name of his group. The Soros connection and the group’s involvement in Perry’s indictment charges were not addressed. NBC and CBS still have not mentioned the group. Sometimes it seems like there isn’t a single political issue that a Soros-funded group isn’t involved in. Texans for Public Justice, one of the...
  • Texas Special Prosecutor Accused of Witness Tampering

    08/19/2014 5:52:24 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 34 replies
    http://mediatrackers.org/ ^ | August 19, 2014 | Brian Sikma
    The man behind the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) was accused of witness tampering earlier this year by a Texas District Attorney. Mike McCrum, a special prosecutor in Texas, secured a two-count grand jury indictment of Perry last week alleging the long-time governor had abused his office. But McCrum’s past, which includes extensive work as a defense attorney, cast shadows over his current crusade against alleged abuses of power. In March of this year, Bexar County District Attorney Susan Reed asked the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to allow a complaint she filed against McCrum in a lower...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry Booked at Austin Courthouse on Felony Charges Tied to Controversial Indictment

    08/19/2014 4:56:45 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 19, 2014 6:15pm | Mike Opelka
    “We will continue to aggressively defend the governor’s lawful and constitutional action…”
  • Texas Gov. Perry Booked on Abuse of Power Charges

    08/19/2014 4:06:56 PM PDT · by lbryce · 50 replies
    WKYT ^ | August 19, 2014 | Staff
    Gov. Rick Perry has been booked on two felony counts of abuse of power for carrying out a threat to veto funding to state public corruption prosecutors. Perry, who is mulling a second presidential run in 2016, turned himself in Tuesday at the Travis County courthouse. He vowed he'd fight the charges "with every fiber of my being." The Republican is accused of coercion and official oppression for publicly promising to veto $7.5 million for the state public integrity unit run by the Travis County district attorney's office.
  • Rosemary Lehmberg parody

    08/19/2014 2:58:38 PM PDT · by wontbackdown · 14 replies
    Self | 8-19-14 | wontbackdown
    I wrote this parody, sung to the tune of MTA by the Kingston Trio. Sing it yourself and enjoy, or better yet get some guitar pickers and singers and have a jam session. Rosemary Lehmberg song Let me tell you the story of Rosemary Lehmberg The Travis County DA Pulled over by the cops for driving drunk And they hauled that woman away Did she ever resign No she never resigned Though she got a DWI (She had vodka in her car) She will drive forever through the streets of Austin She's the drunk who wouldn't resign Well all night...
  • Rick Perry turns himself in to authorities: Does he lose in the end?

    08/19/2014 2:52:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/19/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Even the New York Times editorial board thinks the grand jury indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry is baseless. In an editorial dripping with contempt for their own conclusions, the Times is compelled to confess that there is really no there there. “One has to read this editorial to appreciate the angst it engendered in the Gray Lady’s panel of handwringers,” Ed Morrissey observed. “It’s an expert lesson in the use of weasel words.” Conservatives have rallied to Perry’s side following this baseless indictment. Democrats have scrambled to disassociate themselves from his accusers. Many thought that Perry may end up...
  • Texas price gap widens as oil production rises

    08/19/2014 12:55:11 PM PDT · by thackney · 18 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | August 19, 2014 | Robert Grattan
    The gap between crude oil prices in the major trading centers of Midland, Texas and Cushing, Okla. ballooned to $19 Tuesday morning, the widest point this year and second-highest on record. On Tuesday morning, the price for crude oil hit a low of $77.48 per barrel in Midland. In Cushing, the benchmark pricing point for U.S. crude contracts, the price was $96.48. Worldwide crude prices fell, Bloomberg reported, after Iraqi and Kurdish forces regained control of a key dam in Iraq and slowed the advance of Islamic State militants. Midland prices are further depressed because production growth in West Texas’...
  • Rick Perry’s new video continues defense strategy: attack Travis DA

    08/19/2014 11:36:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | August 19, 2014 | By Christy Hoppe
    ".......Lehmberg, who plead guilty and accepted a 45-day jail sentence, has declined to comment about the case. But the Travis County Democrats issued a statement calling Perry’s tactics “character assassination and deflection.” “We didn’t expect Gov. Perry to take responsibility for his actions, but smearing Rosemary Lehmberg and complaining the indictment was political does not answer the charges,” said Joe Deshotel, a spokesman for the county party.
  • Rick Perry

    08/19/2014 7:32:15 AM PDT · by mononymous · 6 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 8/19/2014 | Monoynmous1
    What country is this anymore? On the one hand, we have a Governor threatening and following through on vetoing funding for an out-of-control DA’s office and being indicted for it and on the other, we have the most lawless federal administration the country has ever seen being actively ENCOURAGED by members of the same outraged left to continue to be as lawless as they want to be. And so the fascists march…
  • Every Honorable Citizen Must Condemn Partisan Indictment of Rick Perry (Yesssssssss!!!)

    08/19/2014 8:20:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    I hope and pray that my Democratic friends are outraged by yet another criminalization of political differences with the bogus criminal indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry. What is this all about, you ask -- in case you haven't heard? Well, a grand jury indicted Perry on Friday on first-degree felony charges for allegedly abusing his powers by vetoing $7.5 million of funding over two years for the unit run by Texas state prosecutors who investigate public corruption. Perry is also charged with the third-degree felony of coercion of a public servant. Perry didn't do this under cover of darkness;...
  • Texas Gov. Perry to turn himself in Tuesday, on heels of indictment

    08/19/2014 10:46:00 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 95 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/19/14 | Casey Stegall
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to turn himself into authorities Tuesday afternoon at a local Texas jail on the heels of his indictment for alleged abuse of power, a member of the governor's legal team told Fox News. The governor is expected to be processed quickly and to leave. He is not subject to an arrest warrant.
  • Free Rick Perry: Absurd charges against him are an nothing but an attempt to wound him politically.

    08/19/2014 8:53:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/19/2014 | Rich Lowry
    It tells you much about the laughable indictment of Texas governor Rick Perry that it has made him a figure of bipartisan sympathy. Perry was indicted last week for the offense of vetoing an appropriations bill. Not vetoing an appropriations bill in exchange for a bribe. Not vetoing an appropriations bill as a favor to a donor. Not vetoing an appropriations bill in excess of his lawful authority. But simply vetoing an appropriations bill. That Perry could, in theory, face more than 100 years in prison stemming from this veto is so mind-bogglingly stupid that even Democrats and mainstream journalists...
  • Militias complicate situation on Texas border

    08/19/2014 7:04:40 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 24 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 08/19/2014 | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
    MISSION, Texas (AP) — On a recent moonlit night, Border Patrol agents began rounding up eight immigrants hiding in and around a canal near the Rio Grande. A state trooper soon arrived to help. Then out of the darkness emerged seven more armed men in fatigues. Agents assumed the camouflaged crew that joined in pulling the immigrants from the canal's milky green waters was a tactical unit from the Texas Department of Public Safety. Only later did they learn that the men belonged to the Texas Militia, a group that dresses like a SWAT team and carries weapons but has...
  • Wow: Guess WHO is funding the group behind the indictment of Rick Perry…

    08/19/2014 6:03:57 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 8/18/2014 | David Rufful
    Liberal billionaire George Soros gave $500,000 to Texans for Public Justice, one of the groups behind Rick Perry’s indictment charges. Rick Perry was indicted by a Texas grand jury for vetoing funding for the state’s public integrity unit, unless the lead prosecutor resigned following her drunk driving arrest. Since the news of Perry’s indictment charge broke on Aug. 15, none of the network morning or evening news broadcasts have mentioned the Soros connection, or mentioned Texans for Public Justice at all. Naturally, this piece of information is going completely unreported by the mainstream media. When it comes to funding, liberals...
  • The Indictment of Rick Perry is a Sham and a Shame ["hogwash"]

    08/19/2014 1:09:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    New York Observer ^ | August 19, 2014 | Sidney Powell |
    If this indictment isn’t dismissed on the Defendant’s first motion, then we need to reconvene that grand jury to review a multi-count indictment on a slew of charges against Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Lois Lerner, and many others in the federal government who have threatened, coerced, and harassed countless Texans, banks, businesses, and citizens with actions and consequences—including sham indictments, criminal prosecutions, actual and threatened imprisonment–far more pernicious and insidious than an executive veto. Allowing anyone to abuse the criminal justice system and the extraordinary power of a prosecutor even to persuade a grand jury to obtain an indictment...
  • Drunk, Belligerent, Threatening Officers And Kicking The Door To Her Cell

    08/18/2014 8:24:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 50 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 18, 2014 | MICHAEL ZENNIE
    Drunk, Belligerent, Threatening Officers And Kicking The Door To Her Cell: The ugly video of Texas district attorney's DWI arrest that's behind Governor Rick Perry's indictment (Pics in URL) Rosemary Lehmberg, Austin's top prosecutor, was arrested for drunk driving in April 2013 and later pleaded guilty Video from her arrest and booking shows her being abusive toward officers and repeatedly demanding they call the sheriff Perry demanded Lehmberg step down after the arrest and said he would veto funding for her office, but Lehmberg refused Lehmberg ran a public corruption unit that pursued charges against Republicans Perry is charged with...
  • Why Rick Perry’s indictment could be a political blessing in disguise

    08/18/2014 9:17:09 PM PDT · by DRey · 45 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/18/2014 | Sean Sullivan
    Less than a week after Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) was indicted by a grand jury on two felony counts, he may be in an even stronger political position than he was before the charges hit. Several prominent Republicans have spoken out on Perry's behalf. Conservative activists in Iowa and New Hampshire aren't shying away. Even a well-known Democratic strategist has suggested the case against him may be flimsy. For a politician who is openly weighing another run for president, it's a welcome turn of events: While politicians embroiled in legal fights of this magnitude typically find few public allies,...
  • Rick Perry Indictment is Another Case of the Democrat Party Criminalizing Opposition

    08/18/2014 4:17:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 18, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Mr. Snerdley walked in and said, "Boy, this thing with Rick Perry, can you believe what a farce?" It's not a farce, folks. Now, I'm not gonna be getting to Rick Perry right off the bat here, but I wanted to mention something about it to get it on the table. It's not a farce. It isn't a joke. Sadly, it's not even a laughing matter. This is dead serious. Not that he's done anything wrong. What's dead serious about this is the Democrat Party and their ongoing effort to criminalize political differences or opposition. All the...
  • Operation BlueStar --- Is this another Greenie Scheme?

    08/17/2014 6:49:13 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies
    http://dailytwocents.com ^ | July 1, 2014 | UberGeekgirl1
    Any one else heard of this....???**************************************************** Technology Latest posts by UberGeekgirl1 (see all) Safety in MMA - July 28, 2014R2-D2 USB Car Charger - July 27, 2014Minecraft Pocket Edition - July 26, 2014 Brown (governor of California) and Perry (governer of Texas) along with Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada are in a heated battle over a secret project known as “Operation Bluestar”. Alongside them are several members of Congress, international technology conglomerates across Asia, and several Silicon Valley heavyweights. All wanting to partner with Straubel on Operation Bluestar.Being called the new area 51, the stakes are high as the project will...
  • MSNBC´s Mark Halperin: Perry Indictment ´Stupidest Thing I´ve Seen in My Career´

    08/18/2014 1:32:01 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | 08/18/14 | Susan Jones
    The indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts of abusing his power "potentially was the stupidest thing I´ve seen, I think, in my entire career," MSNBC political analyst Mark Halperin told MSNBC´s "Morning Joe" on Monday. "I hope some judge throws it out right away. "It´s not just kind of funny and ridiculous. But it´s an infringement on individual liberty. He´s got a first amendment right -- just because he´s the governor of Texas. And I think, like I said, it´s easy to joke about this, but this is a serious thing. It is ridiculous that he...
  • In Two Days, Networks Devote 25 Minutes to Rick Perry Indictment

    08/18/2014 12:05:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 18, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    In just two days, the three network morning and evening shows deluged viewers with over 25 minutes of coverage (17 stories) on the indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry. These programs made sure to speculate as to whether the controversy could "end any chance" for the Republican in 2016. [See video below. MP3 audio here.] The indictment came after Perry lobbied for Texas District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign after her drunk driving conviction. From Saturday morning through Monday morning, CBS offered the most amount of coverage, five stories over nine minutes and 14 seconds. Over the same period, ABC...
  • WHO STOOD AGAINST PERRY?

    08/18/2014 10:42:02 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 17, 2014 | MICHAEL QUINN SULLIVAN
    AUSTIN, Texas -- In light of the malicious prosecution of Governor Rick Perry, Republican lawmakers are rushing to jump on the bandwagon opposing the Democrats politically motivated action. But several House Republicans loyal to liberal House Speaker, Joe Straus, bear responsibility for setting the stage leading to the indictments.
  • Democrats Corrupt Indictment Of Rick Perry

    08/18/2014 5:34:02 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 4 replies
    Texas Governor Rick Perry has been indicted for abuse of power. This is, unfortunately, the headline most Americans will see. They won’t bother to look into the matter any further. Their reaction will be along the lines of “yet another politician has abused his power.” Usually this reaction is accurate. However, each case has to be looked at on its own. In the case of Perry, there isn’t an iota of evidence that he abused his power. In fact, if we look at the facts it becomes clear that he exercised his lawful power under the Texas Constitution. That information...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicted, faces 99 years if convicted (Video)

    08/18/2014 5:52:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Liberty Unyielding ^ | 08/18/2014 | By Michael Dorstewitz
    [SNIP] According to the Associated Press, via the Huffington Post: Perry was indicted on charges of abuse of official capacity, a first-degree felony with potential punishments of five to 99 years in prison, and coercion of a public servant, a third-degree felony that carries a punishment of two to 10 years. Perry was a presidential hopeful in 2012, and is expected to make a run in 2016. Perry is a Republican; Lehmberg, who was sentenced to 45 days for driving while intoxicated, is a Democrat, and repeatedly refused the governor’s calls to resign.What follows is booking footage from Lehmberg’s arrest....
  • Who Are ‘Texans for Public Justice,’ and Why Does Their Role in the Rick Perry Case Matter?

    08/18/2014 9:26:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/18/2014 | Bryan Preston
    As you’ve undoubtedly heard by now, a grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts late Friday. Perry is the first Texas governor to be indicted in office since 1917. He was indicted for threatening to veto funds for the Public Integrity Unit of Travis County’s district attorney’s office, because the head of that office, District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, had been caught drunk driving, and was later caught on tape abusing her power to try to get out of the DWI charge. Though that office runs out of Travis County, it has statewide jurisdiction over elected officials...
  • NO ARREST WARRANT TO BE ISSUED FOR TEXAS GOV. RICK PERRY, OFFICIAL SAYS

    08/18/2014 8:40:38 AM PDT · by dware · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08.18.2014 | HEADLINE ONLY
    Headline Only: NO ARREST WARRANT TO BE ISSUED FOR TEXAS GOV. RICK PERRY, OFFICIAL SAYS
  • Who Stood Against Perry?

    08/18/2014 5:30:18 AM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 16 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 8/17/2014 | Michael Quinn Sullivan
    AUSTIN, Texas -- In light of the malicious prosecution of Governor Rick Perry, Republican lawmakers are rushing to jump on the bandwagon opposing the Democrats politically motivated action. But several House Republicans loyal to liberal House Speaker, Joe Straus, bear responsibility for setting the stage leading to the indictments.
  • Gov. Perry indicted: Everything's big in Texas, even this B.S.... by Sarah Palin

    08/17/2014 8:53:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 36 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Aug 17, 2014 | Sarah Palin
    This ridiculous politically motivated “indictment” of Governor Rick Perry stems from the ugly thug tactics of the "politics of personal destruction" that the left is known for. They draw blood and leave scars on conservatives who threaten their political power, hoping the threat retreats and hoping his or her base of support remains silent in fear of becoming collateral damage. Thankfully, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, and those of us with scars to prove it can help others learn from things like this Texas-sized political drama.
  • Rick Perry And The Democrats’ Pattern Of “Lawfare” Against Rising Republicans

    08/17/2014 2:10:27 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 16, 2013 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    John and Scott have commented on the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry. As they note, it fits a pattern of politically motivated indictments of prominent Texas Republicans. The Perry indictment also fits a pattern of harassment via the legal process of prominent Republican governors: Sarah Palin, Scott Walker, Chris Christie, and now Perry. What do these four have in common? Why, they all are (or were) potentially viable candidates for the national office. Invocation of the legal process against Christie may well be warranted. (So too with Bob McDonnell, whom I didn’t include in my list because, although once vaguely...
  • Ferguson response shows libertarian divide between Paul and Cruz

    08/17/2014 1:55:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | August 17, 2014 | Kevin Cirilli
    Rand Paul and Ted Cruz’s differing tone in response to the Ferguson riots could provide clues for the divergent trails they're forging to woo libertarian voters in 2016. Both the Kentucky and Texas Senate Republicans urged that civil liberties be protected in statements following unrest in Ferguson, Mo.. After an officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an 18 year old African American teen, last weekend, riots have erupted and police have been criticized for using overly-aggressive force against protesters and reporters calling for answers. Strategists say Paul struck a more provocative tone against in his TIME op-ed, calling for the...
  • Democrat Castro (possible Hillary VP pick) doesn’t know if violent gang members should be deported

    08/17/2014 1:20:00 PM PDT · by Liz · 38 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Feb 5, 2013 | Beltway Confidential by Joel Gehrke
    Ex-San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro (Obama appointee to head HUD) refused to agree that members of violent gangs should be deported before they commit crimes while participating in gang activities. “I believe in ensuring that America is free of folks that have committed violent crimes,” Castro, who received national attention as a speaker at the Democratic National Convention, told Rep. J. Randy Forbes, R-Va., during the 2013 House Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration reform. “With regard to the hypothetical,” Castro also said, “I readily concede that I’m not in law enforcement, I’m not a technical expert in that regard.” Forbes...
  • Dallas family turns grandmother's cinnamon roll recipe into delicious business

    08/17/2014 12:51:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    Dallas culturemap ^ | Carolyn Overbeck
    Amy Collins knew a good thing when she tasted one. Her grandmother, Rochelle — known as “RoRo” to the grandkids — baked dinner rolls and cinnamon rolls in her Garland kitchen, which she sold at church and school fundraisers. The cinnamon rolls had also become a Christmastime tradition in their family. “I wanted to find a way to always have her cinnamon rolls around for Christmas for my kids and my grandkids,” says Collins, 29, who lives in East Dallas. To do that, she enlisted her husband, Lauren, to help her start a business using her grandmother’s recipes — which...
  • Perry responds to indictment, calls it a political 'farce,' vows to defend himself

    08/17/2014 12:48:27 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 21 replies
    Fox ^ | August 16, 2014
    Texas GOP Gov. Rick Perry responded Saturday to the weekend indictment in which he is accused of abusing his power of office, calling it a political “farce” and vowing to explore “every legal avenue” to combat the prosecution. Perry, a 2012 GOP presidential candidate with potential 2016 aspirations, was indicted Friday for allegedly abusing his power by vowing to veto $7.5 million in state funds for an agency run by Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, after she pleaded guilty to drunken driving in April 2013 and refused to resign. Perry vetoed the money after Lehmberg, a Democrat, videotaped acting...
  • ELECTION 2014: Texas gubernatorial candidates give insight on transportation

    08/17/2014 1:01:09 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Land Line ^ | August 15, 2014 | Keith Goble
    A new governor will be seated in Texas following the Nov. 4 election. The candidates competing for outgoing Gov. Rick Perry’s position have track records and have weighed in on transportation issues. The two major party candidates vying to replace him are Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis. One issue that will confront the winner is a transportation system in need of $4 billion more per year in revenue. The Texas House is expected to propose a budget next year that uses all of the money allotted to the state highway fund for transportation. Advocates say that devoting highway...
  • RAND PAUL: RICK PERRY'S EMBRACE OF TX DREAM ACT LURED ILLEGALS LIKE OBAMA'S AMNESTY

    08/06/2014 6:01:48 AM PDT · by South40 · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/5/2014 | TONY LEE
    On Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said Texas Gov. Rick Perry's enthusiastic embrace of in-state tuition for illegal immigrants is a magnet that lures more illegal immigrants to America – just like President Barack Obama's temporary amnesty program for DREAMers. “President Obama won’t send them home, and Gov. Perry has done the same thing by giving them in-state tuition," Paul told the Wall Street Journal during a significant Iowa trip. "That’s a beacon without any kind of border security."
  • Question to Fellow Freepers!

    08/15/2014 8:28:38 PM PDT · by Boomer · 68 replies
    OKAY. It's obvious this is another Tom Delay type witch hunt. My question isn't really if there is any validity to this. It's more about if it will actually work this time against Gov. Perry or will it (hopefully) backfire and shine a big bright light on the corruption that is the Dem party today. Your feedback is much appreciated... Oh, and if "they" can be allowed to get away with this, shouldn't the same thing happen to the two most corrupt gov employees we have right now? Obama and Holder. I'm hoping if we all break out our new...
  • Rick Perry indicted on two felonies

    08/16/2014 11:37:56 AM PDT · by PapaNew · 51 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | Aug 15, 2014 | Christy Hoppe
    AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry was indicted on two felony counts for abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant late Friday by a Travis County grand jury. The case stems from Perry’s vetoing the $7.5 million biennial funding for the Travis County Public Integrity Unit last year. He threatened to withhold the money unless District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg resigned. In announcing the indictment, special prosecutor Michael McCrum of San Antonio said he felt confident of the charges brought against the governor and was “ready to go forward.”
  • Before You Pass Judgment On Rick Perry…

    08/17/2014 5:07:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 15, 2014 | Duane Patterson
    You ought to see this video first. This is the dash cam footage from the patrol car that pulled over Travis County D.A., Rosemary Lehmberg for DWI. < href=http://youtu.be/JrxsCH_p1oc>Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg Drunk Driving Arrest Dash Cam Here is the booking video when she was taken into custody. TRAVIS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY LEHMBERG'S BOOKING FOOTAGE KOKE FM 042113Rick Perry thought her to be a disgrace, and wanted her to resign. She didn’t. So he took the next step and threatened to veto funding for her office. In response, a grand jury handed down an abuse of power indictment for...
  • Perry’s prosecutor isn’t prone to partisanship, say those who know him

    08/17/2014 10:30:59 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 100 replies
    http://www.dallasnews.com ^ | august 16, 2014 | james drew
    It didn’t take long for Michael McCrum to become a bull’s-eye for Republicans outraged by the felony charges against Gov. Rick Perry. But those who know the 57-year-old McCrum say the sweeping partisan attacks against him won’t stick. As the special prosecutor in the Perry case, McCrum is a veteran attorney — and former cop in Dallas and Arlington — who’s been on both sides in legal skirmishes. He’s got plenty of fans, both Democrats and Republicans. And his political leanings largely are muted. -snip McCrum, in announcing the indictment Friday, dismissed the notion that the Perry investigation was driven by...
  • Texas Governor Rick Perry indicted by Democrats [Dem M.O as with Gov Walker Gov. Christie]

    08/17/2014 6:12:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 16, 2014 | Rick Moran
    From the film "All the President's Men": Deep Throat: The people behind all of this were frightened of Muskey and that's what got him destroyed. They wanted to run against McGovern. Look who they're running against. The bugged offices, they followed people, false press leaks, passed fake letters... they canceled Democratic campaign rallies, they investigated Democratic private lives, they planted spies, they stole documents... and now don't tell me that all of this was the work of one Donald Segretti. The source was talking about the Republican party of Richard Nixon. Yesterday, the third major candidate for the GOP presidential...
  • Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg’s Drinking Problem and Abuse of Power, By the Staggering Numbers

    08/17/2014 7:32:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 160 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | August 16, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    The indictment of Gov. Rick Perry by a grand jury in Travis County, Texas, is part of a power struggle that originates with a serious crime, albeit not one committed by Gov. Perry. That crime, as everyone knows by now, is drunk driving, and it was committed by Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg. When Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, Democrat, was arrested and charged with drunk driving on April 12, 2013, her blood alcohol level measured .23. That is just shy of three times the legal limit in Texas, which is .08. According to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage...
  • A veto threat even Vito would appreciate

    08/17/2014 9:33:54 AM PDT · by John David Powell · 12 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 8/17/14 | John David Powell
    Just about the only folks having a good time with the indictment (http://www.scribd.com/doc/236936143/Rick-Perry-Indictment) of Texas governor Rick Perry are members of the national media and folks who really don’t understand Texans or politics. If you had more important things on your mind the past few days, like, say, ethnic cleansing in Iraq, hooligans running amuck in Missouri, or making this month’s mortgage payment, you may have missed the latest melodrama out of the Lone Star State. Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lemberg, a Democrat, (http://www.co.travis.tx.us/district_attorney) needed several months and who knows how many thousands of dollars to convince a grand...