That’s tellin’ him!
Via: Think Progress
Texas first lady Anita Perry told an interviewer on Saturday that she thinks abortion is “a woman’s right.”
Perry’s husband, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) (See Photo), has helped push through a slew of laws restricting and eroding access to abortion in the state. He is on record deriding the idea that the right to privacy extends to abortion, has signed a pledge urging opposition to abortion “without exception and without compromise,” and explicitly stated that his goal is to make abortion in Texas “a thing of the past.”
(Thankully, Rick Perry will soon be “a thing of the past’)
“One of these days…..one of these days Alice, POW right to the moon” – The Honeymooners
Later that night at the Governor’s Mansion.
“One of these days…..one of these days Anita, POW right to the moon.”
Via: The Texas Tribune
As he witnesses the roads around his South Texas farm crumble and deteriorate, Dane Elliot is aware that he is both a victim of the problem and part of it. The farmer and rancher in Live Oak County also owns a small trucking company that hauls oil field equipment.
“My wife works in a local hospital and she has to take our son to daycare,” Eliott said. “It worries me every day with the traffic and road conditions. It weighs on my mind, not only from a maintenance standpoint for my trucks but a safety standpoint for my family.”
The sharp increase in heavy traffic from a historic oil boom has damaged many farm-to-market roads in South and East Texas. The damage related to energy development has become so extensive that state and local authorities lack the funding to make all the repairs. Last month, the Texas Department of Transportation announced plans to convert more than 80 miles of paved roads to gravel. The conversions are expected to start Monday, TxDOT officials said. But the plan has been met with criticism from lawmakers and some of the farmers and ranchers who live near those roads.
“Since paving roads is too expensive and there is not enough funding (that’s what taxes are for, asshole!) to repave them all, our only other option to make them safer is to turn them into gravel roads,” TxDOT spokesman David Glessner said.
West, Texas – April 17, 2013
House Republicans have voted 37 times to repeal ObamaRomneyCare — the Affordable Care Act, which creates a national health insurance system similar to the one Massachusetts has had since 2006. Nonetheless, almost all of the act will go fully into effect at the beginning of next year.
There is, however, one form of obstruction still available to the G.O.P. Last year’s Supreme Court decision upholding the law’s constitutionality also gave states the right to opt out of one piece of the plan, a federally financed expansion of Medicaid. Sure enough, a number of Republican-dominated states seem set to reject Medicaid expansion, at least at first.
And why would they do this? They won’t save money. On the contrary, they will hurt their own budgets and damage their own economies. Nor will Medicaid rejectionism serve any clear political purpose. As I’ll explain later, it will probably hurt Republicans for years to come.
And as I said, it doesn’t even make sense as cynical politics. If Obamacare works (which it will), millions of middle-income voters — the kind of people who might support either party in future elections — will see major benefits, even in rejectionist states. So rejectionism won’t discredit health reform. What it might do, however, is drive home to lower-income voters — many of them nonwhite — just how little the G.O.P. cares about their well-being, and reinforce the already strong Democratic advantage among Latinos, in particular.
Rationally, in other words, Republicans should accept defeat on health care, at least for now, and move on. Instead, however, their spitefulness appears to override all other considerations.
And millions of Americans will pay the price.
Read the whole column, HERE:
Rick Perry (see gif above), governor of Texas, wants to be president.
In order to do that, he must first win his party’s nomination; supporting ObamaCARE is a non-starter. PERIOD
“Now I have no doubt that Mitt Romney was worried about pink slips — whether he was going to have enough of them to hand out because his company Bain Capital with all the jobs that they killed, I’m sure he was worried that he’d run out of pink slips.
There is something inherently wrong when getting rich off failure and sticking it to someone else is how you do your business and I happen to think that’s indefensible.
If you’re a victim of Bain Capital’s downsizing, it’s the ultimate insult for Mitt Romney to come to South Carolina and tell you he feels your pain, BECAUSE HE CAUSED IT.”
Govenor Rick Perry (R-TX)
Via: Huffington Post
The Texas Republican Party adopted a new platform this past weekend reaffirming the party’s opposition to same-sex marriage and pornography, while ending calls for criminalizing both practices.
The party platform, adopted at a convention in Fort Worth, differs from the 2010 platform that would have made it a felony to issue a same-sex marriage license or perform a same-sex wedding. But the Texas GOP continues to oppose marriage equality.
In addition, the party dialed back its 2010 call to criminalize pornography and strip clubs in the state.
The platform, which lays out the party’s principles, is adopted every two years.
UPDATE: taking ‘indecent liberties with a corn-dog’ was also decriminalized.
Republican voters have had an entire year now give or take to make up their minds about who they want as their candidate for president, yet they continue to gnash their teeth and weep blood a year later like some game show contestant given two minutes to stare at a row of identical boxes and correctly choose the one with the prize (a bag of poop) inside it or be electrocuted with an anal probe.
Which is why a crusty gym sock like Rick Santorum is somehow now completely tied with a rectangular dildo like Mitt Romney in the Mitt-bot’s home state of Michigan, and why Republican leaders are secretly plotting some kind of mass suicide ritual known as “choosing any random other candidate less insane than the idiots already in the race to go and join the race at this late date” if Mitt can’t seal up the nomination post haste.
One anonymous panicky U.S. Senator confirms this, according to ABC News!
A prominent Republican senator just told me that if Romney can’t win in Michigan, the Republican Party needs to go back to the drawing board and convince somebody new to get into the race.
“If Romney cannot win Michigan, we need a new candidate,” said the senator, who has not endorsed anyone and requested anonymity.
The senator believes Romney will ultimately win in Michigan but says he will publicly call for the party to find a new candidate if he does not.
“We’d get killed,” the senator said if Romney manages to win the nomination after he failed to win the state in which he grew up.
On the campaign trail in Michigan, Mitt Romney listed what he loves about his birth state:
– the people
– the cars
– the lakes
– the air
-the trees; “The trees are just the right height,” he said, without explanation
Yeah. It’s all playing into Sarah Palin’s master plan.
It seems like only yesterday, Rick ‘good-hair’ Perry was suppose be the GOP ‘mystery’ candidate.
If they ‘beg’, would he accept the nomination?
Via: Atlantic Wire
There are many crazy-ass predictions, but my favorite:
Prediction: Perry is unstoppable.
Prognosticator: CNN’s James Moore
Date: August 31, 2011
Quote: “Perry (see above) will win the Iowa caucuses easily because Michele Bachmann will be running out of money and will have scared the party leadership. In New Hampshire, he will at least finish close to Romney, and in South Carolina he will affirm his run by winning the delegates necessary to seal up the nomination. Perry will take South Carolina by a margin wider than his credibility gap. Romney has the money and the infrastructure (and faltering judgment) to hang tough until Super Tuesday on March 6, but Perry will easily pocket wins in Texas, Virginia, Oklahoma and Tennessee. With the nomination wrapped up, Perry will then start talking about jobs and the economy instead of Jesus.”
Reality: Perry came in fifth in Iowa, sixth in New Hampshire, and dropped out before South Carolina.
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