A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


The wrong-headed case
against Texas Gov. Rick Perry

Washington Post, by Editorial

Original Article

Posted By:Dreadnought, 8/18/2014 10:15:10 PM

THERE ARE MANY fair grounds on which to criticize Rick Perry’s performance as governor of Texas: his rejection of federal funding for Medicaid expansion and his grandstanding deployment of the state’s National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, to name just two. But the list does not include the charges newly levied against him by an Austin grand jury. It’s true that the case revolves around bare-knuckled tactics by Mr. Perry (R). Last year, he threatened to veto $7.5 million in funding for the prosecutorial unit in Austin that investigates public corruption, unless that unit’s boss, an elected Democratic district

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Bison65, 8/18/2014 10:22:49 PM     (No. 9971232)

First, Perry should be criticized for producing half of all new jobs in the country! Liberals...go figure.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    27 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: RPool, 8/18/2014 10:33:00 PM     (No. 9971238)

Every left wing rag knows this was a huge mistake, one that will come back on them 100-fold. But, none of them can help themselves from starting the article with a condemnation of Perry before they admit the childishness of their own party. None. What moronic clones.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    29 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: bdog, 8/18/2014 10:36:25 PM     (No. 9971244)

If you read the comments you will see no mention of the terrible actions of this witch. She lied to the traffic officers and belittled the jail staff. She whined and cried and demanded all the things that none of us would be afforded. She didn´t want a call, she wanted her phone as an example. And W was arrested for DUI. He blew a .10 when the limit was .15. He did not burden the system by simply pleading guilty and paid his fine. Actually it is usually the actions of the driver which convicts, verified by the BA. For that reason W may well have been impaired at that time. Admirably, he didn´t make a scene.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    19 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 8/18/2014 10:43:48 PM     (No. 9971250)

The grotesque obvious solution to this is impeachment. It is designed within all state and federal constitutions as the ultimate check and balance. The legislature could have overturned this veto. The legislature could have pounded its chest like Tarzan when Perry announce his pending veto.

But the usual checks and balances didn´t raise to the level of confrontation that limits the governor. And that is as it should be.

Now, we have an AG unaccountable to the State (just a county) that has exercise unchecked power to disrupt the balance of power. Somehow, the Texas Legislature and Executive branch have to act to stop this abuse. That is the proper political solution.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    18 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 8/18/2014 10:51:54 PM     (No. 9971254)

First salon.commie says this is dumb.

Now the Wah-Poo agrees that it´s dumb.

Yeah, this is going to blow up in the Demon-RATs´ faces big time!!!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    21 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: PageTurner, 8/18/2014 11:24:50 PM     (No. 9971270)

When you´ve lost Axegrease, you´ve lost the entire left...

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    18 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: jacooley, 8/19/2014 12:07:06 AM     (No. 9971291)

I think the Travis County left is flummoxed that the issue is becoming the national embarrassment that is our Travis County DA. It is like they forgot these videos are all over YouTube.

All Perry has to do is to show these clips at each campaign stop and audience will be stunned.

The funny thing is that Perry reportedly was perfectly willing to let Vodka Rosie´s replacement be a Democrat (GOP can´t win county-wide anyway) and even let the disgraced DA remain in county government.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    16 persons like this.


   

 

R-VAR_AD
  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: dudette4freedom, 8/19/2014 3:49:40 AM     (No. 9971360)

Yu know this is a real winner piece when author criticizes Perry for rejecting fed aid for expanding Medicaid and for defending the borders. I didnt bother to read past that.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    10 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 797499




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Dreadnought"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Dreadnought"



Obama Ditches Presidency
to Become Commentator-in-Chief
Breitbart National Security, by Ben Shapiro    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/14/2014 5:37:33 PM     Post Reply
On Sunday, The New York Times revealed that President Obama seems to be feeling criticism from those who believe his foreign policy has fallen to shambles. “He’s definitely feeling it,” one guest said to the Times. The paper reported, “It was clear to guests how aware Mr. Obama was of the critics who have charged him with demonstrating a lack of leadership. He brought up the criticism more than once with an edge of resentment in his voice.” And yet the same Times piece depicted a president entirely unwilling to accept that he has ever made any mistakes, or that

Obama As ISIS Adviser?
Breitbart InstaBlog, by Dan Riehl    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/14/2014 5:05:34 PM     Post Reply
In a somewhat bizarre snippet from a New York Times account of Obama´s prelude to war with ISIS, we find this strange bit of advice for ISIS from the Commander-in-Chief himself. The Times fails to point out that it makes no sense, while also betraying Obama´s lack of leadership. But the president said he had already been headed toward a military response before the men’s deaths. He added that ISIS had made a major strategic error by killing them because the anger it generated resulted in the American public’s quickly backing military action. If he had been “an adviser to ISIS,”

Pelosi’s panic fire: GOP Senate
would end ‘civilization as we know it’
Washington Times, by Kellan Howell    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/13/2014 10:26:16 PM     Post Reply
House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi told “Real Time” host Bill Maher that Democrats are not “fear-mongers” but in the same breath said civilization is doomed if Republicans manage to take control of the Senate in November. “It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate,” the California Democrat told Mr. Maher on his show Friday night, which aired live from Washington. “Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if Republicans win the Senate.” Mr. Maher pointed out that voter turnout will most likely lean to the right saying, “Nobody comes out

   

 

B-G1


 
Where have all the
anti-war protestors gone?
American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/13/2014 4:47:34 PM     Post Reply
A clarifying moment in the history of the far left. Since 2009, the US has gone to war in Libya, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and the odd military action in Nigeria - all without specific congressional authorization And yet, the anti-war movement - who never met a policy by President Bush that they didn´t turn out in massive numbers to protest - has remained dead silent in the face of a massive expansion of another war in Iraq (or maybe it´s the same one) and Syria. The Boston Herald´s Howie Carr noticed this too: It’s all very confusing. When George W. Bush considered invading Iraq without a declaration of war, the Democrats

Bill Maher announces he’s
targeting Rep. John Kline.
He picked the wrong guy.
Washington Post, by Aaron Blake    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/13/2014 12:00:56 AM     Post Reply
Comedian Bill Maher announced Friday night that he will personally target Republican Rep. John Kline (Minn.) for defeat in the November election -- the culmination of his longstanding "Flip a District" contest in which the HBO host allowed his viewers to pick which Republican he would attempt to unseat. The final four were Kline and Reps. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.), Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) and Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.). Maher made the announcement Friday from his show in Washington, D.C. Maher in 2012 donated $1 million to the super PAC devoted to reelecting President Obama, so it´s clear he puts his money

Glitch in health care law
allows employers to
offer substandard insurance
Washington Post, by Jay Hancock    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/12/2014 11:57:02 PM     Post Reply
A flaw in the federal calculator for certifying that insurance meets the health law’s toughest standard is leading dozens of large employers to offer plans that lack basic benefits such as hospitalization coverage, according to brokers and consultants. The calculator appears to allow companies enrolling workers for 2015 to offer inexpensive, substandard medical insurance while avoiding the Affordable Care Act’s penalties, consumer advocates say. Insurance pros are also surprised such plans are permitted. Employer insurance without hospital coverage “flies in the face of Obamacare,” said Liz Smith, president of employee benefits for Assurance, an Illinois-based insurance brokerage. At the same

Obama´s ´Now Watch This Drive´
Moment A Political Tipping Point
Breitbart Big Government, by Mike Flynn    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/12/2014 9:38:29 PM     Post Reply
In politics, gallons of ink and countless hours of argument and debate can be swept aside or solidified by a single inflection point. Carter battling the "killer rabbit," Reagan thundering that he "paid for this mic" or Bush prematurely swaggering beneath a "mission accomplished" sign cemented voter perceptions far more than countless opinion writers or pundits were able to achieve. Moments like these define a Presidency. Obama´s moment came as he reached for a driver, moments after speaking to the world about the beheading of American journalist James Foley. For years, pundits argued that Obama was preternaturally aloof and detached.

Facebook´s Marc Andreessen:
Jeff Sessions ´Clinically Insane´
for Supporting U.S. Workers
Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/12/2014 9:36:31 PM     Post Reply
Do not dare challenge the Masters of the Universe, the Party of Davos, or the Permanent Political Class with facts. After Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), in a thunderous Wednesday speech on the Senate floor, denounced Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg for pushing amnesty on foreign soil and high-tech executives for demanding more guest-worker permits while laying off American workers, Facebook board member Marc Andreessen maligned the Alabama Senator in a series of incensed Tweets. "Outright slander from an odious hack," Andreessen Tweeted on Thursday evening. "Mark has directly & indirectly created 10s, maybe 100s, of thousands of US jobs." He implied that

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Full-Frontal Environmentalism:
We Knew It All Along
Power Line, by Steven Hayward    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/11/2014 11:09:13 PM     Post Reply
There’s an old line that environmentalists are “watermelons”—green on the outside, red on the inside. A lot of environmentalists will take great offense if you say this: No no! We like economic growth and capitalism just fine! We just want it to be “sustainable,” whatever that means. And don’t ask for specificity about what “sustainability” means in detail, unless you have a lot of time and a full bottle of hootch handy. Before long you’ll figure out that “sustainable” is just a code word for green things we like, and that it has no rigor whatsoever aside from old-fashioned factor-efficiency,

Arab coalition behind Obama not quite clear
Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/11/2014 10:53:02 PM     Post Reply
President Obama’s plan to defeat Islamic State terrorists contains weak links, from the unreliable Syrian rebels who must do the fighting on the ground to suspicion in key Arab states that Mr. Obama lacks the resolve for a long-term campaign, analysts said Thursday. The strategy, which Mr. Obama outlined in a prime-time address Wednesday night, relies heavily on arming moderate Syrian rebels, combined with U.S. air power, to rout the militants in their own backyard. Some of the training for the rebels would be provided by Saudi Arabia, which agreed to a U.S. request this week to provide a base

Obama inevitably will need to
use ground troops to defeat
Islamic State, experts warn
Washington Times, by Rowan Scarborough    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/11/2014 10:50:42 PM     Post Reply
Trying to uproot and destroy the Islamic State’s army of terrorists in Iraq without American ground troops, as President Obama promoted Wednesday night, is doomed to failure, national security experts say. At the least, the president needs to get ground troops closer to the fight, say some politicians and analysts. He should introduce special operations units to advise and join the Iraqis on hunt-and-kill missions against Islamic State leaders, as well as insert controllers to point out targets for warplanes. “What a waste of time,” said Larry Johnson, a former CIA analyst and counterterrorism official at the State Department. “We

Obama losing the confidence
of key parts of the coalition
that elected him
Washington Post, by Karen Tumulty    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/11/2014 10:47:32 PM     Post Reply
Kimberly Cole was part of the coalition that voted in 2008 to make Barack Obama the 44th president and gave him another four years in 2012 to deliver on his promises of hope and change. Now, the 36-year-old mother of three young children in Valencia, Calif., is among the majority of Americans who have lost confidence in Obama’s leadership and the job he is doing as president. “He’s been faced with a lot of challenges, and he’s lost his way,” Cole said in an interview. She worries that Obama lacks the resolve needed at a time when things at home



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Hillary Clinton says Bill was subjected
to South Africa-style hearings in
order to work through his affair
with intern Monica Lewinsky

73 replie(s)
Daily Mail (UK), by Daniel Bates    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/13/2014 6:12:02 PM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton has revealed that she worked through her husband’s affair whilst he was President by making him go through an agonising ´truth and reconciliation´ process. The former US Secretary of State said that she forced Bill Clinton into South Africa-style hearings where he had to be completely honest before she forgave him. She said she was inspired by the country´s former leader Nelson Mandela and that she had to act otherwise she would remain in a mental ´prison´ for the rest of her life. Mrs Clinton, 66, has rarely spoken about her husband’s infidelity with White House intern Monica

   

 



 
Why is Obama Kicking the
ISIS Can Down the Road?

60 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Nonie Darwish    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 9/13/2014 7:25:16 AM     Post Reply
President Obama in his ISIS speech did his best to convince the American people that things are under control, that he will pursue a coalition with other nations to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIS and that he will do it only through air strikes. (Snip) When Obama declared he had no strategy yet on ISIS a few weeks ago he was perceived as a weak and indecisive leader, but is that all the reason for his reluctance to fight ISIS? Or are there other, hidden reasons why Obama does not want to destroy ISIS? Reluctance and refusal to go to war,

Look what Michelle Obama wore this week
42 replie(s)
USA Today, by Maria Puente    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/13/2014 1:06:43 PM     Post Reply
Even someone as savvy about everything as Michelle Obama sometimes flubs an outfit — or to put it more politely, wears something that doesn’t enhance her natural attractions. Which is not to say that’s all that matters about the first lady, who’s been busy with a variety of public events this week: registering voters in Georgia, cutting the ribbon on the renovated White House Visitors Center, commemorating the 9/11 terrorist attacks, even appearing in a videotaped shout-out to Prince Harry. Take a look at what she wore for all that. A little too full for her figure? (Photographs).. A flattering

Kerry ´taken aback´ by James Foley´s
mother´s reaction to handling of case

30 replie(s)
CNN, by Chelsea J. Carter    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/13/2014 4:45:21 AM     Post Reply
The U.S. government Friday defended its handling of James Foley´s case after the slain journalist´s mother told CNN that officials suggested the family could be charged if they tried to raise money to free him. Saying everything possible had been done to bring the journalist home, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters officials worked very closely with Foley´s family and with his employer, GlobalPost CEO Philip Balboni. "Any advice that this department or other departments give to the families about what they should do in these situations is based solely on what is best for returning their loved one

The demagoguery of Ted Cruz and his
cheerleaders in the conservative media

30 replie(s)
The Week, by Michael Brendan Dougherty    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 9/13/2014 10:29:01 AM     Post Reply
This week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) slandered a group of Middle Eastern Christians who were trying to raise awareness of their struggle to avoid a genocide in the Middle East. His cynical grandstanding was rightly condemned — but he was hardly alone. Cruz agreed to speak to this group, which included bishops of the Catholic and Orthodox Churches, ostensibly out of solidarity, but took the occasion to antagonize them over their insufficient praise for Israel, then smeared them as anti-Semites before dropping the mic. The Washington Free Beacon publicized this flameout — their publisher said the room

Gwyneth Paltrow to host October
fundraiser for President Obama
at her Los Angeles home

29 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by Bobbie Whiteman    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 9/13/2014 6:39:40 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama´s trip to Los Angeles in July was billed as ´the last the President will be making this year.´But it seems he simply can´t stay away from California´s famously deep-pocketed Democratic donors. He will be back on October 9 for a fundraiser hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow at her home in Los Angeles, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The evening will include a reception and the opportunity to ask questions ´at an intimate dinner,´ per an email from a Hollywood fundraiser.Tickets for the Democratic National Committee event will start at $1,000 per person for the reception. Donors of $15,000 also get a photo and

Clinton Silent on 2016 Bid as Campaign-
Style Actions Begin to Speak Volumes

28 replie(s)
New York Times, by Amy Chozick    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/13/2014 4:53:05 AM     Post Reply
She is building stamina through tough new workouts with a personal trainer and yoga. She is talking about how to address income inequality without alienating corporate America. And she is reviewing who’s who in the Democratic Party in Iowa, a crucial early voting state in the presidential cycle. Hillary Rodham Clinton has said publicly that she will decide early next year whether she will undertake a second campaign for the presidency. But inside the Clinton operation, the groundwork is already quietly being laid for a candidacy. On Sunday, Mrs. Clinton will appear at the 37th annual Iowa steak fry hosted by Senator Tom Harkin;

2 Arizona counties tally
more ballots than voters

28 replie(s)
Arizona Republic [Phoenix,AZ], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 9/13/2014 7:52:33 PM     Post Reply
Voter turnout during last month´s primary races was a little too good in some counties, Arizona elections officials said Friday. Some precincts in northern Arizona tallied more ballots cast than there are registered voters, the Arizona Capitol Times reported. According to officials, errors made by poll workers and elections officials in Apache and Navajo counties led to the miscalculations. Initial reports from some precincts showed a turnout of anywhere from 200 to 400 percent. In Apache County, the Puerco West precinct reportedly had 100 votes cast, but only 23 voters are registered there. The voter turnout added up to 434

‘The Roosevelts’: Once you finish all
14 hours, you’re sorry to see them go

26 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Hank Stuever    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 9/13/2014 8:05:24 AM     Post Reply
Let’s start with the end. When it’s over — when you make it through the marathon that is Ken Burns’s beautiful, seven-part documentary “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” which begins Sunday night on PBS — you may find yourself with a lingering, nebulous grief. You’re sorry it’s over. You’re sorry they’re over. You’re sorry a certain expression of American ideals is, or often appears to be, completely over. My study habits haven’t improved since college; like an idiot, I put off watching all 14 hours of “The Roosevelts” until I absolutely had to watch them on a deadline binge this week.

Pelosi’s panic fire: GOP Senate
would end ‘civilization as we know it’

24 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Kellan Howell    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/13/2014 10:26:16 PM     Post Reply
House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi told “Real Time” host Bill Maher that Democrats are not “fear-mongers” but in the same breath said civilization is doomed if Republicans manage to take control of the Senate in November. “It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate,” the California Democrat told Mr. Maher on his show Friday night, which aired live from Washington. “Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if Republicans win the Senate.” Mr. Maher pointed out that voter turnout will most likely lean to the right saying, “Nobody comes out

Peterson released from jail
after turning himself in

23 replie(s)
New York Post, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 9/13/2014 6:34:31 AM     Post Reply
Adrian Peterson turned himself in early Saturday morning, FOX NFL Insider Jay Glazer reported , after authorities in Texas issued an arrest warrant for the star Minnesota Vikings running back on a charge of child abuse for using a branch to spank his son. Peterson surrendered to authorities in Montgomery County and was released on a $21,000 bond, according to Glazer. However, Peterson has been benched for Sunday’s game against New England. Peterson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, said that the charge accuses Peterson of using a branch, or switch, to spank one of his sons, whose age was not disclosed but was widely

Nancy Pelosi Just Might be Insane
23 replie(s)
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 9/13/2014 12:45:49 PM     Post Reply
The Democrats’ leader in the House, California Rep. Nancy Pelosi, is either dishonest, drunk, or losing her mind.
Soopermexican caught this tweet from Pelosi, which he calls “brutal stupidity.”Nancy Pelosi @NancyPelosi Follow An American family can´t just change their address to avoid paying taxes. @HouseGOP, why can corporations? Let´s put the #MiddleClassFirst! 4:54 PM - 12 Sep 2014 As the multimillionaire Pelosi surely knows, individuals and corporations (which are artificial people under the law) can change their addresses and thereby change their tax burdens. It happens every day. I know that from personal experience. I moved from high-tax Maryland to low-tax Texas a few years back and gave myself a very nice raise and bought a bigger house than I’d had up north even though my

   

Post Reply   Close thread 797499





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS