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phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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Cocksucker is running for President. He's fucked this state so hard his big business cock is wanting the country too.

Fuck. Him.
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7 years ago
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I am not a robot...
Woh.
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7 years ago
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I've met him and his (douchebag) son. My anger is warranted. And because of him letting bullshit Tea Party bills pass in state legislation my mom will most likely not have a job this time next year. She works for the local school district, has for the past 27 years. Half her co-workers have already been laid off, and the rest (mom included) might not get their contracts renewed because Perry and his goons have cut education spending severely. Don't even get me started on the new standardized tests they're going to implement which will just fuck test scores, thus funding, thus "proving" the educational system is failing in Texas. Sample testing for the new tests have an average passing rate of ~27%, to give you an idea.
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7 years ago
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that really sucks. I don't know much about rick perry but I'll take your word for it. fuck this guy.
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7 years ago
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but really I guess I could say that about any of the republican candidates.
lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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i've certainly read about him and some of his texas policies

doesn't he do photo ops with a bunch of texas rangers standing behind him looking all tough?
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Questions were raised in 2009 by a report from an investigator hired by the Texas Forensic Science Commission that an innocent person may have been executed in Texas while Perry was governor. The report concluded that a fire allegedly set by Cameron Todd Willingham in 1991 to murder his three daughters could not have been arson. Willingham said that he was asleep in his house when the fire started and denied that he deliberately killed his children.[60] He was executed in Texas on February 17, 2004. Prior to his execution Dr. Gerald Hurst, an Austin scientist and fire investigator, reviewed the case and concluded there was "no evidence of arson, the same conclusion reached by other fire investigators. Hurst's report was sent to Perry's office as well as Board of Pardons and Paroles along with Willingham's appeal for clemency.[61] Neither responded to Willingham's appeals. "The whole case was based on the purest form of junk science," Hurst later said. "There was no item of evidence that indicated arson."[62]

The Texas Forensic Science Commission agreed to investigate in 2008 after defense attorneys claimed that Willingham was wrongfully convicted on the basis of flawed scientific evidence. Dr. Craig Beyler, a nationally recognized fire investigator in Baltimore, was commissioned by the state panel to conduct an independent review. He submitted a 55-page report, saying methods used in the investigation could not support a finding of arson.[60] The report, written by Dr. Beyler, found that "a finding of arson could not be sustained". Beyler said that key testimony from a fire marshal at Willingham's trial was "hardly consistent with a scientific mind-set and is more characteristic of mystics or psychics.”.[63]

Perry later expressed skepticism of findings by fire experts. He stated that regardless of findings by arson experts, court records showed evidence of Willingham’s guilt in charges that he intentionally killed his daughters in the fire. Perry is quoted in the report as stating of Willingham, “I’m familiar with the latter-day supposed experts on the arson side of it”, but court records provide “clear and compelling, overwhelming evidence that he was in fact the murderer of his children”, despite alleged scientific evidence to the contrary. He also noted that the defense team had ample opportunity to cross-examine the prosecution's expert witnesses at the trial and to present their own expert witnesses, as well as to raise these issues when appealing the verdict and penalty in State and federal court [64]

Willingham's wife, Stacy Kuykendall, has gone on record[65] stating her firm belief that Willingham murdered her children.

On October 2009, Perry replaced three members of Texas Forensic Science Commission just two days before it was to hear from Dr. Beyler, the author of the latest of three reports to conclude that arson was not the likely cause of the 1991 fire. As a result, the hearing was postponed indefinitely, and critics of the governor accused him of trying to quash the Willingham probe.[66] Perry said the commission’s inquiry will continue, saying that his decision to replace the three commission members was part of the normal appointments process.[60]

Ousted head of the forensics panel, Samuel Bassett, has stated he felt pressure from Perry's office and that they felt the Beyler report was a "waste of State money" and that the Willingham investigation should be a lower priority. He went on to say that they indicated they were not happy with the course of the Willingham investigation and hinted at reducing the commission's funding.[67]



(wikipedia)
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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Oh man, the Willingham case. That's infuriating. There were nearly riots going on.
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> doesn't he do photo ops with a bunch of texas rangers standing behind him looking all tough?

I'm not positive, but it wouldn't surprise me.
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7 years ago
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Rick Perry won't win. No way. And fuck this guy for real.
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Distributed governing ... it'll be a thing.
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http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/i … e_veterans
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http://www.burntorangereport.com/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-tur … _blog.html
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http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/06/10/ … ick-perry/
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I knew he sounded familiar from somewhere. I read a great new yorker article about that guy executed for allegedly killing his kids in that fire.

I'm a little sympathetic re: the 17th amendment. kind of makes sense that the house of reps would be directly elected by the people and the senate would be elected by the respective state government. without that state governments don't really seem to have much representation in washington. not sure about this one, but it just seems like a perfectly reasonable position to me.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/21/us/politics … .html?_r=3

A lot of these I'm just reposting from the 'Texans Against Perry' Facebook group, haha. They work.
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7 years ago
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngiJhmoFKkw
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7 years ago
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hahahahaha! thank you for that, andre.

http://www.texasobserver.org/floor-play/layof … ion-record

> Texas already leads the country in minimum wage jobs.

I didn't know this, and while there is no source I still believe it (though I wouldn't be shocked to find that's only in, say, one study/survey rather than all).
lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngiJhmoFKkw

painful to watch
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/rick-p … ml?hpid=z2
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Fuck Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann.

http://www.alternet.org/teaparty/152096/miche … _extremist
asemisldkfj's avatar
7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
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rick perry is scaring me with how presidential he seems in this debate.
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7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
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especially next to rick santorum.
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asemisldkfj
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and ron paul just really lost me with his non-case for abolishing the tsa and laying the responsibility for airline security with the airlines themselves.
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they're jerking off ronald reagan so hard in this debate.

and the "raise your hand if you'd refuse to take a deal that contained a 10:1 ratio of spending cuts to tax increases" question? they've all raised their hands.
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7 years ago
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Still I'd love to see Obama arrest the entire TSA on 9/11. Just straight up send in marines and arrest all of them. That would make my day.
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7 years ago
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I'm so glad our governor is god-awful in debates.
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http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/10/perry … ate-report

Aaaaaaaand no one is surprised.