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Rick Perry indicted
for Lehmberg veto threat

American-Statesman [Austin, TX] *, by Tony Plohetski

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/15/2014 6:55:59 PM

A Travis County grand jury today indicted Gov. Rick Perry on two charges related to his effort last year to force District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign after her drunken driving arrest. Grand jurors charged Perry, 63, with abuse of official capacity, a first-degree felony, and coercion of a public official. The indictments stemmed from Perry’s threat last summer to withhold $7.2 million in state money from Lehmberg’s office unless she step down – a threat he later carried out by vetoing an appropriation in the state budget. The money was earmarked for the state’s Public Integrity Unit, which is housed in Lehmberg’s office. Perry’s veto forced

* [KVUE-TV Austin, TX].

Tom Delay, part 2 or Texas dRATS Dirty Tricks, 101.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 8/15/2014 6:58:19 PM     (No. 9967610)

Yup! It was a matter of time! The dirty dems are always behind forced scandals.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bridgepard, 8/15/2014 6:59:32 PM     (No. 9967612)

They went after Christie. Now Perry. Who´s next on the list of potential RNC presidential candidates?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Fleetusa, 8/15/2014 6:59:49 PM     (No. 9967613)

Politics Austin liberal style. Trying to leverage Ms Pink shoes in November

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Reply 4 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 8/15/2014 7:01:50 PM     (No. 9967616)

I would much rather see a headline saying "Obama indicted for multiple criminal charges." I utterly despise the evil, evil Democrats. If only they were as concerned about the abuse of power from their dear leader Obama.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Megrits, 8/15/2014 7:02:45 PM     (No. 9967617)

He had to know it was coming. Filthy dems. They are the personification of abuse of power. It´s just gettin uglier and uglier.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: littleorby, 8/15/2014 7:05:42 PM     (No. 9967619)

The lawsuits and media (+ Saturday Night Live), forced Palin out of office, why not Perry.

All the above play the republican moderates like they´re stupid . . .Um, that may be the key to their success.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/15/2014 7:06:56 PM     (No. 9967622)

Who knows - this is pretty clear that Perry is trying to do right, nothing for personal gain - just trying to serve Texas citizens. Might be a resume enhancer.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: schnapps, 8/15/2014 7:09:57 PM     (No. 9967624)

Indicted for doing his job, it seems.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Scribelus, 8/15/2014 7:10:31 PM     (No. 9967625)

It appears that all of Travis County dwells under a flat, moist rock.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Tangles, 8/15/2014 7:10:46 PM     (No. 9967626)

She gets a DUI and he gets indicted? This is what people are tired of!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Avanti1, 8/15/2014 7:12:24 PM     (No. 9967628)

In spite of being charged with "abuse of official capacity, a first-degree felony, and coercion of a public official," it appears to me Perry exercised the veto rights that are vested in the governor.

The only abuse and political retribution I see is that by Lehmberg supporters. Lehmberg was caught driving drunk, pled guilty and received a sentence of jail time. Quite the credentials for a District Attorney.

Once again, Texas Democrats are up to their dirty tricks. No wonder Texas voters do not support them.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Grampstosix, 8/15/2014 7:20:26 PM     (No. 9967632)

This is the same Travis county where they were finally able to indict Tom de Lay after a couple of attempts elsewhere.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 8/15/2014 7:21:06 PM     (No. 9967633)

If you haven´t seen the video of that fat, slutty drunken DA, do yourself a favor and look it up on youtube.

She wasn´t just drunk, she was God´s Own Drunk --hat tip to Jimmy Buffett.

And no shame whatsoever. Typical Democrat.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 8/15/2014 7:27:35 PM     (No. 9967639)

Rosemary Lehmberg is a morbidly obese, big fat ugly, drunken liberal pig but I don´t like to say anything bad about people.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: OhMy, 8/15/2014 7:27:49 PM     (No. 9967640)

Obama never cut a penny so he can stay in office no problem. Perry did the right thing and he gets punished!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Keekng, 8/15/2014 7:27:56 PM     (No. 9967641)

Good ol´ Travis County, who didn´t see that coming.......

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Janjan, 8/15/2014 7:30:03 PM     (No. 9967642)

Same County that indicted Tom Delay. The DA in this County should be the one up on charges. Don´t underestimate Rick Perry.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: radrelic, 8/15/2014 7:32:06 PM     (No. 9967645)

After they ruined DeLay´s career, he finally proved the charges were bogus, but how many dollars later?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 8/15/2014 7:37:31 PM     (No. 9967649)

Checked out the youtube.com videos...Rosemary is a piece of work. Although I would say John Boehner is a better drunk.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: bpl40, 8/15/2014 7:41:52 PM     (No. 9967651)

As Ronald Reagan would say "There they go again". This time I have feeling they have bitten off more than they can chew. From 1200 miles away Texas politics is an interesting spectacle to watch.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: TXknitter, 8/15/2014 7:46:55 PM     (No. 9967655)

They achieved their dirty ends by destroying DeLay. We cannot stand by and let them do it to Governor Perry. As others have said, I guess this was predictable..

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Reply 22 - Posted by: littleorby, 8/15/2014 7:55:52 PM     (No. 9967665)

Hat tip #19

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 8/15/2014 8:00:55 PM     (No. 9967671)

s been around the block...let´s see how this plays out.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: coldoc, 8/15/2014 8:01:44 PM     (No. 9967672)

Stuff like this usually only happens from an internal vendetta. I think in the long run, it wont be perry doing time.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 8/15/2014 8:02:11 PM     (No. 9967673)

My bad...Rick Perry has...

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Reply 26 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 8/15/2014 8:20:11 PM     (No. 9967680)

So how many inside-the-beltway Republicans are going to step up and defend Rick Perry?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Rosiek, 8/15/2014 8:22:54 PM     (No. 9967687)

I watched the Lemberg arrest video. The very end shows her holding her hand like a gun and pointing it as a threat.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: LadyVet, 8/15/2014 8:49:07 PM     (No. 9967719)

Fellow Texans, this is why Bob Strauss has to go! As Speaker of the House, he sides with too many Democrats and refuses to allow a bill that remove authority from the Travis County DA to enforce public integrity laws to come up for a vote in the Texas Legislature. State Law gives only the Travis County DA the jurisdiction over laws involving Texas Ethics. The law MUST be changed so that national dems cannot use the drunken ugly hags and fools like Ronnie Earl and Rosemary Lehmberg to indict Texas conservative leaders that seek to influence national policies.

Pay attention to the local stuff, fellow Texans. Bob Strauss must NO LONGER be Speaker of the House! There is a conservative seeking this position. Support Turner.

If the special prosecutor had an ounce of integrity, he would be investigating Rosemary Lehmberg for misuse of her authority and for public corruption. How can a drunken idiot uphold the law?? Rick Perry was RIGHT and was acting within his authority to do what was necessary to keep this ugly hag from using any money from the State of Texas. She must have gotten all the grand jurors from the local lesbian hangout or the Democrat HQ.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Kingbubo, 8/15/2014 9:15:53 PM     (No. 9967732)

This should get him the MADD endorsement. New Spin, Demovcrats support drunk driving, power abusing policiticans!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Keekng, 8/15/2014 9:15:55 PM     (No. 9967733)

#19 & #22....You convict Boehner based on hearsay? Sharpton could you in Missouri.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: hamrman, 8/15/2014 9:22:23 PM     (No. 9967735)

Are all Texas Democraps this friggin stupid, first Delay and now Perry? The Dumbs are trying to turn the strongest state in the Union into a progressive wasteland! Hey the law and common sense (which isn´t common anymore) says that if the DA was drunk, she should pay the price. So now we have this macabre political kabuki theater playing, a smoke screen to cover real issues!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 8/15/2014 9:50:25 PM     (No. 9967749)

What a chicken thing to do. Drunk driving? Shouldn´t hurt him. These people should be ashamed...

Love Rick Perry.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: pickle1, 8/15/2014 10:00:19 PM     (No. 9967751)

Travis County, the land of the scum libs who will do anything to hurt the decent and innocent. Perry did the right thing. It´s time someone did something about them. Do I smell Hillary in the background?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Martha Howe, 8/15/2014 10:14:01 PM     (No. 9967759)

That´s why they call Austin

"Moscow on I-35"

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Reply 35 - Posted by: grounded, 8/15/2014 10:54:44 PM     (No. 9967773)

It seems the special prosecutor, Mr Michael McCrum has some legal issues of his own cropping up.

From the san Antonio fishswrap: SAN ANTONIO — High-profile San Antonio defense attorney Mike McCrum could potentially face up to six months in jail if a visiting judge agrees with prosecutors that he unethically steered a witness away from testifying during an October trial.

McCrum, a former federal prosecutor, is scheduled to appear before visiting Judge Dick Alcala on Jan. 17 for a contempt hearing related to his alleged conduct during the intoxication manslaughter trial of client Taylor Rae Rosenbusch.

Melanie Little, a counselor and case manager at Starlite Recovery Center where Rosenbusch sought counseling after the fatal crash, was told by McCrum that the “DA was out for blood” and to “get lost for awhile” when prosecutors tried to call her back to the witness stand, the motion alleges.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: grady, 8/15/2014 10:56:17 PM     (No. 9967776)

To the liberal terrorist out there.
These aren´t veto threats, they´re executive orders.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: steveW, 8/16/2014 12:41:37 AM     (No. 9967796)

Hmmm, oddly enough, this would benefit the campaign of Hilaria Smart. How coincidental.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 8/16/2014 1:13:04 AM     (No. 9967802)

I think this story will blow up in the corrupt Democraps faces. An abuse of power to sic this phony indictment on Rick Perry, who is well within his rights to withhold funds from the corrupt fat Democrap DA Rosemary Lehmberg, who was arrested kicking and screaming for drunk driving. The Democrap party is surely the criminal party.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: JediJerry, 8/16/2014 2:14:44 AM     (No. 9967817)

Just pre Presidential campaign shenanigans the Dimwits are so good at.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: thelmalou, 8/16/2014 2:37:26 AM     (No. 9967826)

Yeah, I don´t think Gov. Perry is losing any sleep over this one. What a loser move.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Butch, 8/16/2014 2:32:27 PM     (No. 9968378)

Let´s see, a rogue grand jury is a very liberal district indicts a sitting Republican governor who is popular across (most of) the rest of the state. Democrats then call for him to resign because of his "unbecoming conduct."

Odd, they never mention the DA´s drunkenness and abusive behavior toward the cops during her DUI arrest. Is that kind of illegal misbehavior not "unbecoming" the highest-ranking law enforcement official in the state? What do Texas Democrats say about that? They change the subject, of course.

The Democratic Party in Texas has always been an embarrassment - and long before the days of Landslide Lyndon - and it continues to behave like, well, drunken swine. If they want to derail Rick Perry, this is an awfully pathetic attempt: The video of the DA at her arrest tells no lies.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: jacooley, 8/16/2014 4:08:37 PM     (No. 9968445)

Again, the abuse of Travis County law enforcement is nothing hew. The most famous incident was the Kay Bailey Hutchison farce. It was also a curious coincidence that just about anyone who was in the way of Ann Richards´ path to power got in the Travis County law enforcement spotlight. We are a Democrat banana republic here.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Butch, 8/16/2014 5:12:12 PM     (No. 9968477)

Hey #42, no dumping on banana republics, OK? I live in Ecuador, where the bananas are truly delicious and plentiful, and what´s happening in the US makes real banana republics look downright civilized.

(Sadly, I write that with tongue only partially planted in cheek.)

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Democrats Are Poised To Hold The
Senate, And It´s Conservative´s Fault

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Townhall, by Derek Hunter    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 9/21/2014 12:25:17 PM     Post Reply
I know a lot of people are giddy at the prospect of Republicans taking the Senate this November, but that’s becoming less and less likely. It’s not because Democrats are rallying around a particular mission or set of candidates; it’s because Republicans and conservatives aren’t. It seems like I’m always writing on issues no one wants to hear are mistakes, such as messaging or social issues. But I don’t care. These things have to be said. If these columns are received like a gaseous cousin on a long car trip through the desert, so be it. Crack a window… If things continue on their current course, the GOP will not retake the Senate.

The Hillary Letters
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Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Alana Goodman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/22/2014 3:29:20 AM     Post Reply
Note: Read the Hillary Clinton-Saul Alinsky Letters here. Previously unpublished correspondence between Hillary Clinton and the late left-wing organizer Saul Alinsky reveal new details about her relationship with the controversial Chicago activist and shed light on her early ideological development. Clinton met with Alinsky several times in 1968 while writing a Wellesley college thesis about his theory of community organizing. Clinton’s relationship with Alinsky, and her support for his philosophy, continued for several years after she entered Yale law school in 1969, two letters obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show. The letters obtained by the Free Beacon are part

Four teachings from Jesus
that everybody gets wrong

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CNN, by Amy-Jill Levine    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/21/2014 3:52:29 PM     Post Reply
It was once said, “religion is designed to comfort the afflicted and to afflict the comfortable.” Jesus’ parables – short stories with moral lessons – were likewise designed to afflict, to draw us in but leave us uncomfortable. These teachings can be read as being about divine love and salvation, sure. But, their first listeners – first century Jews in Galilee and Judea – heard much more challenging messages. Only when we hear the parables as Jesus’ own audience did can we fully experience their power and find ourselves surprised and challenged today. Here are four examples of Jesus’ teachings that everybody gets wrong: 1.

Petition Urges Obama To Let Border-
Jumper Stay In The White House

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Daily Caller, by Neil Munro    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/21/2014 5:26:31 AM     Post Reply
The man who jumped the White House railing Sept. 19 deserves the right to live in President Barack Obama’s home, just as the president is allowing hundreds of thousands of border-jumping Central Americans to live in Americans’ homeland, says a new tongue-in-cheek petition posted at the White House website. “We urge President Obama to immediately and publicly recognize that Mr. Omar J. Gonzalez, an oppressed migrant, was merely looking for a better life when he entered the White House after going over the classist, divisive and needless fence,” says the petition, which was authored by D.A. King, founder of the Georgia-based

Huma Abedin remains at Hillary
Clinton’s side despite sexting woes
with husband Anthony Weiner

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New York Daily News, by Annie Karni    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/21/2014 5:09:25 AM     Post Reply
When Anthony Weiner’s mayoral campaign imploded last year amid new sexting revelations, the fallout buffeted his wife, longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin. Clinton’s inner circle was furious with Weiner, and Abedin’s role with Hillary was said to be in doubt. “Huma has a choice to make,” New York magazine quoted a “close associate” of Abedin’s as saying. “Does she go with Anthony, or does she go with Hillary?” The magazine described Abedin as “traumatized” by the prospect of leaving the inner sanctum. One year later, Abedin’s marriage to Weiner appears intact, and her role in Hillary’s camp is secure. As Clinton’s personal chief

People´s Climate March projects
crowd of over 100,000 people

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New York Daily News, by Connie Lestch    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/21/2014 11:30:33 AM     Post Reply
The forecast is for people, and lots of them. The People’s Climate March is expected to bring more than 100,000 people who want to save the planet to the city Sunday. The march to address climate change, billed as the largest in history, is occurring two days before President Obama and world leaders attend a summit dealing with the same issue at the United Nations. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon — who has fought passionately against global warming — along with celebrities, CEOs and activists are expected to descend on the city for the massive event.

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