The Gov told a TeaBagger gathering in North Richland Hills that Texas schools will be safer when school districts are given the ability to allow everyone who works at the schools to carry guns. The Gov stated “In the state of Texas, if you go through the process, have been trained, and you are a handgun-licensed individual, you should be able to carry a gun anywhere in the state.” Just be sure you don’t carry your licensed gun to the Capitol or you’ll be arrested. Can’t put legislators in danger.
Houston Federation of Teachers President Gayle Fallon said yesterday to a Houston TV Station that the idea of arming teachers was crazy. “I knew this would come up at some point, there would be people who think the answer is to put guns on campus. Frankly, I think it’s absurd. In a lot of cases, the perpetrator is a kid. Look at Columbine, it was a 14-year-old kid. You tell me a teacher is going to look in the eyes of a 14-year-old and pull the trigger — it’s not in their emotional make up.”
At the gathering The Gov said last week’s shootings at an elementary school in Connecticut was an evil act but insisted that new gun laws were not the answer. “We have to do everything we can to make sure those types of evils are restricted the best they can be. “One thing I hope I don’t see is knee-jerk reaction from Washington, where they come in and think they know the answers.”
So the problem was not because multiple guns were available but because of unspecified evil. Is the evil because the heathens are forsaken tithing 10 percent to a local Republican mouthpiece that no longer speaks of what Jesus would do but what we should do as good Republicans. Or is the evil the lack of mental health care or for that matter any type of health care for regular Texans?
Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy. Looks like we’re in for more entertainment during the next presidential campaign. The Gov. said Monday that he does not regret his failed presidential campaign last year. Along with Uzbekistan Herman Cain, The Gov. made the campaign much more enjoyable with his gaffes, shaky debate performances and uhhh, I can’t remember which three.
Speaking to a Tea Bagger gathering in North Richland Hills, The Gov. said “It was an extraordinary experience, and looking back on it I would do it again.”
We can only hope that Herman Cain will get in on the fun with The Gov. for the 2016 race.
The Gov. says “in July he will “make an announcement about my future political plans.” according to a tweet from the Rio Grande Guardian.
Talk about trying to build up the suspense.
In October, The Gov.’s chief mouthpiece, Ken Armbrister let out that The Gov. may run for a fourth term as Texas governor.
Grover Norquist, the Anti Tax Zealot, just expressed support for Perry as president. The Gov. opined last August to NBC News that he would “absolutely” consider another run for the White House”.
Seven Months? Man, how will we stand the suspense?
All this talk of secession and we can whup all them yankees in a couple of weeks, oh wait that was 1861, has social media awash with “I signed the Petition to Secede” comments and tons of Likes.
Now since the old boy in Arlington, Tx. has gotten so popular with his White House petition asking to let the state leave the U.S., along comes a fellar from El Paso with a petition asking the White House to let El Paso secede from Texas. WTF??????
Okay, he claims that El Paso has little in common with the rest of Texas and that it’s demographics are more similar to New Mexico. El Paso is also proud to be part of the United States and wants no part of a state whom publicly contemplates secession from our great nation.”
And then the plot thickens. Now an Austin resident has filed a White House petition asking that the city be allowed to secede from Texas.
This fellar writes that “Austin Texas continues to suffer difficulties stemming from the lack of civil, religious, and political freedoms imposed upon the city by less liberally minded Texans,” the petition explains. “It is entirely feasible for Austin to operate as its own state, within the United States, in the event that Texas is successful in the current bid to secede.
So now we have cities wanting to secede from the wacko’s who want to secede from the United States and operate as City States within the United States, kinda like Andorra or Monaco.
And what do these two cities have in common? Well, the Austin Petitioner writes that “It is important for Austin to remain in the union as to do so would protect it’s citizens standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers.” The El Paso petitioner writes that “El Paso has little in common with the rest of Texas.”
Are the folks in Texas beginning to come to their senses? Probably way too soon to tell but in 4 more years???
The Gov., AKA Rick Perry, has not given up on his Presidential ambitions even after taking a drubbing during the Grand Old Party’s “Who Can Get Farthest To The Right” Primary Debates. Prior to his run for the 2012 nomination, The Gov. gathering support, was vocal on occasion supporting the Tea Baggers call to Texas Secession. Back in early 2009 The Gov. was a star of the Tea Baggers, telling them at a rally that secession might be a good idea.
Now that The Gov. can taste the possibility of winning the nomination in 2016, he has become sensible, ahem, and says he does not think secession is a good idea. Reminds me of “Etch a Sketch Romney”.
The Dallas Morning News reported that when asked his office gave the following response
“Gov. Perry believes in the greatness of our Union and nothing should be done to change it. But he also shares the frustrations many Americans have with our federal government. Now more than ever our country needs strong leadership from states like Texas, that are making tough decisions to live within their means, keep taxes low and provide opportunities to job creators so their citizens can provide for their families and prosper. We cannot allow Washington’s tax and spend, one-size-fits-all mindset to jeopardize our children’s future, undermine our personal liberties and drive our nation down a dangerous path to greater dependence of government.”
I’m sure the Tea bagger partiers ain’t gonna be liking The Gov’s softer side.
Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus going on before.
Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe;
Forward into battle see His banners go!
Reverend Rick Scarborough is preparing for his “40 Days to Save America” event, which is set to begin Sept. 28 and run through the election. The Reverend is calling on his followers to pray and fast in order to to get God to intervene in the presidential race.
Now along comes The Gov. to get in on the action. Earlier this week, The Gov. held a conference call with the evangelical leaders across the Bible Belt and shared his thoughts on the origins of the constitutionally mandated separation of church and state.
The Gov has a unique take on the issue. “Satan runs across the world with his doubt and with his untruths and what have you and one of the untruths out there that is driven is that people of faith should not be involved in the public arena” Perry said during the call.
So, it was Satan and not the founders who brought about constitutional separation of church and state. According to The Gov. the separation of religious and civic institutions in the U.S. began in the 60’s. The Gov. went on with
“Somehow or another there’s this, ya know, steel wall, this iron curtain or whatever you want to call it between the church and people of faith and this separation of church and state is just false on its face. We have a biblical responsibility to be involved in the public arena proclaiming God’s truth.”
Can’t wait for the throngs of evangelical christiains intoning the masses to get God to kick Obama out and put Mittens in….
Onward then, ye people, join our happy throng,
Blend with ours your voices in the triumph song.
Glory, laud, and honor unto Christ the King,
This through countless ages men and angels sing.
The Gov, in full campaign mode, surrounded by a phalanx of taxpayer security guards, has pandered non-stop to the social conservatives in Iowa. He repeatedly rails against gay rights, same-sex marriage and a return to Don’t Ask, Don’t tell. Problem is, is that the Gov doesn’t seem to recall judicial facts, like when he forgot how many Supreme Court justices there are.
At a town hall campaign stop in Cedar Rapids, Iowa yesterday, The Gov forgot the content of the case he has vehemently opposed since 2002. You gotta give him credit for the fact that he has never wavered on his opinion of Lawrence v. Texas. This case which went to the Supreme Court in 2003 was the landmark ruling that struck down Texas’s anti-sodomy statute and legalized sodomy across the country.
Now though, with all the talking points he is supposed to be able to spout off, it appears he has forgot what has been one of his consistent planks. Just yesterday an audience member asked The Gov about case, The Gov locked up, repeated the question and the name of the case and stammered “We have a federal government that is out of control from the standpoint of spending and I wish I could tell you I knew every Supreme Court case, I’m not a lawyer but here’s what I do know, I know they’re spending too much money in Washington, D.C.”
I swear, that answer sounds as dumb as a sack of rocks. More likely an answer Bachmann would spout off, but then again birds of a feather……
The Gov is the only Republican candidate for President with Security Guards financed by taxpayers. The security putss the tax payers of Texas on the hook to the tune of $400,000 a month. The Texas Department of Public Safety records show they spent more over $1.4 million on out-of-state trips between September to mid-December of 2011 on The Gov’s security detail.
The Gov who repeatedly said that government spending is put pf control and taxpayers shouldn’t be footing the bill for politicians careless ways flippantly has said “I’m going to be promoting Texas, I’m going to be traveling to places where the Texas story needs to be told, and we will tell it.”
This appears to be a gross miscarriage of the public trust. It appears The Gov does not like to practice what the preaches. As we reported earlier, The Gov has retired while serving as Governor of Texas so that he can double dip the state to a tune of almost double his salary. Now he says he is spreading he message of Texas as he campaigns in places like Iowa and South Carolina. This appears to be nothing more than a ruse to put the citizens of Texas on the hook to pay for his national ambitions.
Not that anything can or will be done in the Right Wing controlled legislature of Texas, it just seems to be patently wrong.
During the Fox News Debate on December 15th, The Gov was asked by moderator Neil Cavuto of Fox News
“as Texas agriculture commissioner, you oversaw a loan guarantee program that, as the Austin American-Statesman reported at the time, had so many defaults that the state had to stop guaranteeing bank loans to start-ups in the agribusiness, and eventually bailed out the program with the taxpayer money, so aren’t you guilty of the same behavior you rail against as a presidential candidate?”
The Gov replied: “Number one, don’t believe everything you read in the Austin American-Statesman. And the second side of it is, we had that program put in place, and the state did not bail out, those programs worked as they were supposed to work. Just like in any bank or any business, you are going to have some that fail.”
Read Politifact’s reasons for their “Pants on Fire” rating.
Just when you think the last WTF moment couldn’t be outdone, The Gov astounds us even more. Over the weekend The Gov, proved us wrong. As we have heard at the end of last week, in the now famous Barbara Walters “What!” interview. Mr. Cain said he would like to be Secretary of Defense. Yeah, Really!
The Gov was asked whether he would offer Mr. Beke Beke Beke Stan Stan a cabinet position. To our amazement, The Gov responded “He has all the characteristics of the type of person I would bring forward.”
Dear God, please tell me The Gov isn’t that dumb. We know he never claims to be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but Cain, a Cabinet Secretary, maybe even over our Defense Department. Hopefully we will never have to find out.