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Blake Farenthold (R-TX) – ‘GOP Moron of the Day, yes again’

Via: Americans Against The Tea Party
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Congressman Blake Farenthold (R- Texas via every fast food restaurant in the state) told veterans about to lose their disability checks due to the

government shutdown, that they would have to make sacrifices.

Because goodness knows that former soldiers receiving disability haven’t already made extreme sacrifices. For this country. To keep it free.

Let us quote the Congressman since this statement cannot be paraphrased

“I feel like my mandate when I was elected was to go reduce the size of government, lower taxes, and increase freedom, and freedom isn’t free, and sometimes you have to make a small sacrifice to move forward with what you’re after,” Farenthold said.

Farenthold, who appears to have not sacrificed anything ever- except the risk of diabetes and heart disease- has been serving in the Congress for all of two years. And yet feels quite comfortable in stopping major parts of the federal government from functioning.

In fact, the corpulent Congressman from Corpus Christi is quite comfortable speaking on behalf of all the American citizens not just the ones in his gerrymandered sinkhole of a district.

He told a reporter that folks are upset about NSA spying and of course, Benghazi, not inre a bunch of newbie elected officials taking the country hostage for 13 days.

Everyone read this and remember. Showboats like Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz were confronted by veterans last Sunday. The former military folks, who came to D.C. to protest memorials being closed, told the Tea Party people they were in fact to blame, saying, “The Republicans closed the government. The Republicans closed the government. You’re an idiot.”

http://aattp.org/tea-party-rep-farenthold-disabled-vets-hurt-gop-shut-make-sacrifices/

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Photo:

Rep. Farenthold with a staffer on a recent ‘fact finding tour’; and yes, they were ‘finding facts’ at a brothel.

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May 27, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Blake Farenthold (R-TX) – ‘GOP Moron of the Day’ – that’s right, AGAIN!

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Via: BurntOrangeReport.com

A message for the retired veterans who were on the verge of losing their disability checks next month.

“I feel like my mandate when I was elected was to go reduce the size of government, lower taxes, and increase freedom, and freedom isn’t free, and sometimes you have to make a SMALL SACRIFICE to move forward with what you’re after,” Congressman Farenthold said.

http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/14258/rep-farenthold-on-veterans-who-were-about-to-lose-disability-checks-you-have-to-make-sacrifices

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PHOTO: Congressman Farenthold on a ‘fact finding trip’ to a brothel; and yes, I bet he made a ‘very small sacrifice’.

Read more, HERE:

https://seattle98.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/blake-farenthold-r-tx-gop-moron-of-the-day/

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October 21, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rick ‘good-hair’ Perry’s – the so called ‘Texas Miracle’

Via: 24/7 Wall St.

After the credit crisis, it’s been encouraging to see that across America credit scores have been slowly improving. Despite the improvements, many scores are still lacking. As to be expected, some cities that have been hard hit by the crisis still have very low credit scores up to 18% lower than the national average. Using data from Experian, a credit information group, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the ten cities with the worst credit scores.

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1. Harlingen, Texas
Avg. credit score: 686
Unemployment: 12.5%
Foreclosure rate: 1 in every 676
Median household income: $22,316
Avg. debt: $25,074

Harlingen, Texas has the worst average credit score in the country, at just 686. It is this only city in the U.S. with an average score below 700. To illustrate how bad things are in the city, its average debt of $25,074, is actually higher than its abysmal median income of $22,316. Since 2008, the average debt in Harlingen has gone up 6.8%.

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3. Corpus Christi, Texas
Avg. credit score: 702
Unemployment: 8.2%
Foreclosure rate: 1 in every 1,157
Median household income: $42,694
Avg. debt: $24,289

Corpus Christi, located on the southern part of the Texas Gulf Coast, has the third lowest average credit score in the country. While the number of average late payments dropped by 14% one of the biggest decreases among U.S. cities it still has one of the worst. While compared to some of the other cities on this list Corpus Christi’s median income of $42,594 may sound high, it is still nearly $10,000 less than the U.S. average.

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9. Tyler, Texas
Avg. credit score: 710
Unemployment: 8.3%
Foreclosure rate: 1 in every 4,196
Median household income: $40,829
Avg. debt: $26,048

Tyler has one of the highest average debts in the country. It also has a median household income nearly $11,000 less than the country’s median income. On the other hand, the East Texas city has both a below-average unemployment rate and below-average foreclosure rate.

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10. El Paso, Texas
Avg. credit score: 710
Unemployment: 10.6%
Foreclosure rate: 1 in every 4,080
Median household income: $36,147
Avg. debt: $23,639

// El Paso has a fairly large average debt, especially when compared to its median household income, which is approximately $15,000 lower than the national average. Unemployment in the city is also one and a half percentage points higher than the national rate. The number of credit cards used by El Paso residents dropped significantly from an average of 3.77 cards per person in 2007 to 1.54 in 2011.

http://finance.yahoo.com/banking-budgeting/article/113665/american-cities-lowest-credit-scores-247

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October 17, 2011 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Perry | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Howard Hollem – Image Gallery

Via: Shorpy.com – ‘Always Something Interesting’

August 1942 – Corpus Christi, Texas

“Women from all fields have joined the production army. Miss Grace Weaver, a civil service worker at the Naval Air Base and a schoolteacher before the war, is doing her part for victory along with her brother, who is a flying instructor in the Army. Miss Weaver paints the American insignia on repaired Navy plane wings.”

http://www.shorpy.com/image/tid/122

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July 31, 2011 Posted by | American photoghaphers | , , , , | Leave a comment