All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Rick Perry’

Rick Perry: Next President Will Not Be a Senator (Wink)

When Breitbart News asked Texas Governor Rick Perry recently if he thought the next president of the United States would be a senator, his answer was simple. “No.” And that would be the exact answer he should give, especially if he wants to be the man in the White House. If he had said “Yes,” it would have been tantamount …

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Rick Perry Sourpuss Photo with Obama Draws Laughs

Given all the uproar lately about President Obama’s DACA memorandum and the immigration battle that it has spawned, the president’s recent visit to Texas to pow-wow with Governor Rick Perry would be expected to be a tense meeting. “It’s not that people are evading our enforcement officials,” President Obama explained about the illegal immigration crisis along the U.S. southern border, …

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Wendy Davis Seeks Campaign Funds Outside Texas

Texas Democratic Senator Wendy Davis is seeking campaign funds outside the state to support her bid for governor, thus far raising over four times more out-of-state than her opponent, Republican Greg Abbott. “Texas is a huge state,” said national Democratic fundraiser Kristin Oblander. “The budgets for these races are immense, and the pressure for fundraising is huge.” Davis is smartly …

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Rick Perry Likens Homosexuality to Alcoholism

In his 2012 presidential bid, Texas governor Rick Perry was known for his verbal gaffes, perhaps the most famous of which coming during a debate in which Perry forgot which part of the federal government he wished to abolish. Many have not considered Perry to be a viable candidate in the 2016 elections, yet his actions imply otherwise, making visits …

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Ted Nugent Paid to Stay Away from Texas Festival

Longview, Texas station KLTV reports that firebrand rocker Ted Nugent was supposed to headline an Independence Day performance there, but has now been given the “never mind” by local officials. They even paid him half his asked-for fee to not show up, please. Longview was using a promoter to set up their second annual Independence Day Festival. That promoter had …

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Rick Perry’s CPAC Speech Urges Rebellion

On the second day of the CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) held last Friday, Texas Governor Rick Perry’s speech was well received by the crowd with lots of applause and whistles. In his speech, the Governor praised his fellow Republicans, Governors Rick Scott of Florida, Scott Walker of Wisconsin, and Nikki Haley of South Carolina. He opened his speech by …

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Wendy Davis Says Official Should Resign for Lending Views

On Monday, State Sen. Wendy Davis suggested to Gov. Rick Perry the resignation of William J. White, chairman of the Texas Finance Commission. White was appointed by Gov. Perry in 2011 to chair the Office of the Consumer Credit Commissioner, an agency built on the bases of protecting loan borrowers from the rapacious and faulty practices of lenders. Oddly enough, White …

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Texas Planned Parenthood Loses Appeal and Funding

This week a federal appeals court turned down an appeal by Planned Parenthood of a decision that allows Texas to cut off funding to the organization. According to a Reuters report, Texas Governor Rick Perry has said the state will immediately cease funding organizations in the Texas Women’s Health Program that also provide abortion services. Perry released a statement on …

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Planned Parenthood Funding to be Cut in Texas

A federal appeals court this week lifted an injunction on a Texas law cutting off state funding for Planned Parenthood. According to an Associated Press (AP) report, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the temporary injunction be lifted before a trial regarding the law proceeds in October. The law, signed by Texas Governor Rick Perry, prohibits the …

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Gov. Perry Feels The Facebook Backlash For His Uterus Obsession

Take note, male politicians who can’t help but impede reproductive health care for women: if you make highly controversial decisions by trying to police the ladies’ lady parts, then you might as well go ahead and just start posting targets on your public Facebook page. You may have the support of your local constituents who elected you to office, but …

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Apple’s Austin, Texas Campus To Get $304 Million Injection

Apple is messing with Texas, in a good way. Today, the State of Texas is announcing that Apple plans to expand their campus in Austin with a $304 million investment in a new campus. This will reportedly generate over 3,600 news jobs in the state. The Office of Governor Rick Perry says that over the course of the next decade, …

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Larry Flynt Offers $1M For Dirt

Larry Flynt, “free speech activist,” pornography baron and publisher of Hustler Magazine took out a full page ad today in The Washington Post, offering $1 million dollars for “information about infidelity, sexual impropriety or corruption concerning a current United States senator, congressperson or prominent government official,” according to USA Today. In large, bold type, the ad asks, “can you provide …

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