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Perry Campaign Chartered a Plane Used in Drug-Smuggling Ring
The Wall Street Journal ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2011 | Mark Maremont

Posted on 10/23/2011 11:39:27 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

The campaign of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, which said Wednesday it had underpaid wealthy donors for use of their private jets, has another ticklish plane problem.

For a campaign swing that started late last month, Mr. Perry’s campaign chartered a Gulfstream III owned by a California Mexican-food company, Marquez Brothers International, according to flight records and a Marquez Brothers executive.

The same plane was used in a major cocaine-smuggling ring involving a well-known hip-hop music executive that was busted by federal officials last November, according to federal court filings.

A pilot who flew the Marquez Brothers plane was among those who have pleaded guilty in the scheme

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...


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1 posted on 10/23/2011 11:39:32 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

So?


2 posted on 10/23/2011 11:43:18 AM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: greatvikingone

I once flew on a plane that may have flown a terrorist somewhere sometime!


3 posted on 10/23/2011 11:44:46 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: BarnacleCenturion

BFD!

“I had a $20 bill once that someone famous used to snort coke off a barrel” 8o


4 posted on 10/23/2011 11:45:29 AM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
So?

Good God, if slamming Perry out of the race is the intent, us something that is worth slamming him.

5 posted on 10/23/2011 11:45:30 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Goofy.


6 posted on 10/23/2011 11:45:45 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

And during the Error Of Obama this is a problem because...?


7 posted on 10/23/2011 11:46:11 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

And your point is...


8 posted on 10/23/2011 11:46:41 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I used a parking spot that was used by Charles Manson once. Does that make me an accessory?


9 posted on 10/23/2011 11:46:48 AM PDT by ExpatCanuck
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I used a parking spot that was used by Charles Manson once. Does that make me an accessory?


10 posted on 10/23/2011 11:47:06 AM PDT by ExpatCanuck
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Jeez, I wonder if he rode down a highway that a drug smuggler used.
11 posted on 10/23/2011 11:47:17 AM PDT by T. P. Pole
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I’m not for Perry in the least, but this is about as foolish as it can be.

I have owned a couple of airplanes and when I wasn’t flying them, I had them on something called “lease-back”, where anyone who was qualified could lease the airplane and pay the FBO,(fixed based operator), my fee plus insurance and fuel.

I may have leased Citations and other makes many times from Ft. Lauderdale executive that were owned by people who were involved in the drug trade.

This is something that reporters can verify easily and it should never have been printed....that being said...GO CAIN!


12 posted on 10/23/2011 11:48:07 AM PDT by Carl from Marietta (Herman Cain 2012..get on the CAIN train!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Everyone who has flown on Air Force One since Clinton left office has flown on a plane used to transport drugs.


13 posted on 10/23/2011 11:49:13 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Whooooey! This guy can’t take a step without sinking himself further in mud! And drug tainted mud at that! Interesting, too, that a Mexican company is supporting Rick Perry, isn’t it? In view of his policies on illegal immigration.


14 posted on 10/23/2011 11:49:51 AM PDT by Paperdoll (I like Herman Cain)
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To: GreenHornet

Excellent response.


15 posted on 10/23/2011 11:51:49 AM PDT by Gator113 (~ Just livin' life~........ leaning heavy for Newt 2012)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Don’t catch a cab in New York. Never know who rode in it or what they did while they were in it.


16 posted on 10/23/2011 11:52:48 AM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I’m more “outraged” and “offended” by the fact that he chartered a plane owned by a California Mexican-food company.


17 posted on 10/23/2011 11:55:51 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

You keep posting this NON story.

Maybe you could give everyone a heads up by numbering them. This is what # 3


18 posted on 10/23/2011 11:57:11 AM PDT by marty60
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I once owned a 1969 Plymouth Valiant that, years later after I sold it, was used in a felony kidnapping. Guess I’m lucky I was never arrested for being an accessory.


19 posted on 10/23/2011 11:59:48 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Paperdoll
Whooooey! This guy can’t take a step without sinking himself further in mud! And drug tainted mud at that!

He leased a plane that was also once leased by a hip hop mogul druggie..Gee, I once rented a car from Alamo rent a Car, and I think that probably some people who rented that same car before I rented it, smoked dope in college.

Your Drug Tainted Mud-dled reply is nuts.

20 posted on 10/23/2011 11:59:48 AM PDT by sockmonkey (Freepers, please turn yourself in at attackwatch.com)
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To: achilles2000

The plane is probably innocent.


21 posted on 10/23/2011 12:04:21 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Does anybody for a split second think this is not out of the Romney camp? Its just about as ridiculous as Perry’s assertion that Mitt-for-brains was directly responsible for the gardener hiring illegals.

I suppose the thing to be derived from this is two desperate souls with a ton of money who are unable to buy a message irregardless of being able to articulate one.


22 posted on 10/23/2011 12:04:58 PM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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23 posted on 10/23/2011 12:05:13 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Too bad the term “Yellow Jornalism” has been thrown in the dust bin.


24 posted on 10/23/2011 12:05:59 PM PDT by Iron Munro ('We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts; I support them.' -- Mitt Romney)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I took a tour of the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose.
Since then, I have felt compelled to clean my Model Fifty 12 gauge while watching `Ghost Adventurers’ on the Travel Channel.
It’s all just a part of this rich tapestry we call life.


25 posted on 10/23/2011 12:10:46 PM PDT by tumblindice (Don't tread on me)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

In other news,Rick Perry’s underwear may have been stitched together by an underpaid Chinese laborer


26 posted on 10/23/2011 12:10:57 PM PDT by Quickgun (As a former fetus, I'm opposed to abortion. Mamas don't let your cowboys grow up to be babies..)
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To: Paperdoll

That was a Mexican *food* co.

The new PDS at work.


27 posted on 10/23/2011 12:12:49 PM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Oh noes! I may have traveled on Interstate Highways that drug smugglers may have used!

Oh, the horror!


28 posted on 10/23/2011 12:15:44 PM PDT by Sister_T ("Calling ILLEGAL aliens "immigrants" is like calling shoplifters 'customers'!"-UCFRoadWarrior ><>)
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To: lonestar

I do support Rick, and articles such as this show me the mental capacity of the Perrybashers :)


29 posted on 10/23/2011 12:18:37 PM PDT by Quickgun (As a former fetus, I'm opposed to abortion. Mamas don't let your cowboys grow up to be babies..)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I think I might have flown on the same plane as the “Panty Bomber” 3 or 4 years BEFORE him, but....hey?! This is hugh and series!!


30 posted on 10/23/2011 12:21:50 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Quickgun
In other news,Rick Perry’s underwear may have been stitched together by an underpaid Chinese laborer

No, his mother made it! and that's the truth!!!!

31 posted on 10/23/2011 12:23:08 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Why is this a story?


32 posted on 10/23/2011 12:23:08 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The Airplanes fault???


33 posted on 10/23/2011 12:24:35 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: sockmonkey

Now wait just a minute. What was the going rate for chartering that plane from a Mexican Company? And what did Ht Perry campaign pay for it’s use? Those are questions which need to be answered.


34 posted on 10/23/2011 12:24:45 PM PDT by Paperdoll (I like Herman Cain)
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To: wolfcreek

“I had a $20 bill once that someone famous used to snort coke off a barrel”

I once read that some ridiculously high percentage of US Currency has traces of coke on it. Something like 80-90%.


35 posted on 10/23/2011 12:25:10 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: BarnacleCenturion
In case you missed the outrage at such BS "news stories", here's another one titled Report: Perry campaign jet used in drug-smuggling ring:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2795689/posts

36 posted on 10/23/2011 12:26:35 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Freepers, please turn yourself in at attackwatch.com)
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To: Quickgun

And the author looks like a pretty good egg.
http://businessjournalism.org/2010/01/21/qa-mark-maremont-senior-editor-wall-street-journal/
Surprised he’s working for the WSUrinal. He must have been told to do it by Rombots. If they’re agin Perry, mebbe I’m fur him.


37 posted on 10/23/2011 12:26:39 PM PDT by tumblindice (Don't tread on me)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I once stepped through the same entry door at Logan Airport that Mohamed Atta would use 26 years later on 9/11.


38 posted on 10/23/2011 12:28:03 PM PDT by rfp1234 (RFP's Law: Whoever blames Bush first shall lose the argument.)
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To: greatvikingone

Obama travels in the same airspace that drug dealers use.


39 posted on 10/23/2011 12:31:42 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: jocon307

Pretty much any denomination, I would gather.


40 posted on 10/23/2011 12:33:23 PM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: Paperdoll
Now wait just a minute. What was the going rate for chartering that plane from a Mexican Company?

I don't care/know the going rate. It's a US company.

Your premise that a company that sells Mexican Food is a Mexican Company is incorrect.

Marquez Brothers International, Inc in San Jose, CA is a private company categorized under Natural Cheese. It was established in 1981 and incorporated in California.

41 posted on 10/23/2011 12:35:55 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Freepers, please turn yourself in at attackwatch.com)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I don’t like Perry. But go after him on issues. If you can’t go after him on issues he must be pretty good.

Perry and Romney keep bashing each other on this kind of silly stuff and all it does is remind me I don’t want either of them.


42 posted on 10/23/2011 12:54:07 PM PDT by marron
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Is “Marquez Brothers” the Spanish for “Marx Brothers”?


43 posted on 10/23/2011 1:01:21 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Sister_T
I suspect most if not all of us have done the very same thing.

I know I have, many many times.

I've probably also stayed in hotels and motels used for drug deals, prostitution, adultery, and who knows what else!

I should go turn myself in now.

44 posted on 10/23/2011 1:07:03 PM PDT by susannah59
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Do you have a comment on this, or are you just letting this piece of crap Perry-bashing story hang there?

And I am speaking as a Cain supporter.

Give us your thoughts, oh wise one.


45 posted on 10/23/2011 1:07:43 PM PDT by Larry Lucido ("#Occupy America" is a great success! I got mail today addressed to "Occupant"!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Oh good grief. Next thing we’ll hear, he got in a cab that a mob boss once rode in.


46 posted on 10/23/2011 1:09:10 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: BarnacleCenturion

posted before and just plain silly


47 posted on 10/23/2011 1:29:14 PM PDT by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

This is completely absurd to make a news story out of something like this.


48 posted on 10/23/2011 1:29:34 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: sockmonkey

The point till is what is the going rate for the same use of the plane and what was the Perry campaign actually charged? Who owns the plane is not that important unless Perry had prior business with it and was given favoritism.


49 posted on 10/23/2011 1:30:34 PM PDT by Paperdoll (I like Herman Cain)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
WTH, are they implying Perry is running drugs?

At Whiskey Pete's in Nevada I once leaned on the hood of the 1934 Ford which Bonnie and Clyde were killed in. Guess that makes me associated with those two.

50 posted on 10/23/2011 1:30:49 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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