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  • Jim DeMint Blesses Ted Cruz Over Rick Perry

    08/30/2014 1:01:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 29, 2014 | Jonathan Strong
    In Dallas at an Americans For Prosperity event, Heritage Foundation president and former-Sen. Jim DeMint put his thumb firmly on the scale for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) over fellow Texan Gov. Rick Perry for the coming 2016 presidential contest. “I think Cruz even more than Perry right now,” DeMint told the Associated Press. “Ted has become really the national conservative leader.”(continued)
  • Texas abuzz about possible Perry-Cruz 2016 battle

    08/29/2014 4:38:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 52 replies
    http://www.myFOXaustin.com/ ^ | August 29, 2014 | Will Weissert
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Two Texans, one White House. Is the 2016 Republican campaign trail big enough? After plummeting from prime contender to political punchline three years ago, Gov. Rick Perry is gearing up for a second run for president. And he's turned his recent indictment on felony abuse-of-power charges into a campaign rallying cry.
  • Rick Perry’s Concealed Carry Permit Suspended

    08/28/2014 9:52:19 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 8-28-2014 | Amy Miller
    Indictments have consequences. Democrats are still smiling over the recent felony indictment of Rick Perry, even as the Governor’s legal team is taking steps in court to reveal the spurious nature of the charges.One consequence of the indictment, however, has thrown conservatives in Texas for a loop. Texas media began reporting last week that because of the charges against him, Governor Perry’s concealed carry license has been suspended by operation of law. §411.187 of the Texas Government Code states that the Department of Public Safety shall suspend (not revoke, as it has been reported) a concealed carry license if the...
  • Steve Schmidt joins Rick Perry's legal team

    08/26/2014 8:57:40 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/26/2014 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Republican strategist and former John McCain consultant Steve Schmidt has joined the team helping Texas Gov. Rick Perry with the strategy around his indictment, POLITICO has learned. Schmidt is the latest addition to a team that Perry has been expanding with legal hands. The Republican governor, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, has been indicted for allegedly abusing his power by vetoing funding to the office of a Democratic prosecutor who wouldn’t resign after a drunken driving arrest. “We’re bringing in the best of the best to help us handle this … this is serious, we’ve got to handle it with...
  • Rejecting The Rule Of Law Means Inviting The Rule Of Guns

    08/25/2014 2:10:27 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 8-25-2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    What is the alternative to the rule of law? We may be on the verge of re-learning that ancient lesson the hard way. Of course, those of us who is served in places where there was no law, where leftists and other aspiring totalitarians ignored the rules and norms of civil society, already know. The alternative to the rule of law is the rule of power. And the rule of power is always the rule of men with guns. The disgraceful indictment of Rick Perry in Texas is just the latest example of this trend, albeit one that carries the...
  • Texas Governor Indicted for Abuse of Power

    08/23/2014 9:42:08 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 18 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Aug 2014 | John Semmens
    This past week an Austin Grand Jury indicted Governor Rick Perry (R) for abuse of power. The offending act was his veto of the budget containing funds for the salary of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg. Perry took this action when Lehmberg refused to resign after her arrest for drunk driving. In April 2013, Lehmberg was hauled in for DUI. Tests showed her blood alcohol level to be more than three times the legal limit. Lehmberg threatened the arresting officer and deputies at the sheriff's office with the loss of their jobs for deigning to interrupt her travels. Thinking...
  • Networks Ignore that Group Behind Perry’s Indictment Got $500K from Soros

    08/19/2014 10:09:39 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 8 replies
    News Busters ^ | Aug 18, 2014 | By Mike Ciandella
    Update, August 19: On ABC “World News with Diane Sawyer” on Aug. 18, Senior National Correspondent Jim Avila included a soundbite from Texans for Public Justice Director Craig McDonald in his story. McDonald was merely introduced as a “critic,” with no ideological label, and Avila never verbally said the name of his group. The Soros connection and the group’s involvement in Perry’s indictment charges were not addressed. NBC and CBS still have not mentioned the group. Sometimes it seems like there isn’t a single political issue that a Soros-funded group isn’t involved in. Texans for Public Justice, one of the...
  • Surprise! Perry Grand Juror Is Also a Partisan Democrat Activist

    08/20/2014 7:10:45 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8/20/2012 | Bryan Preston (The PJ Tatler).
    Tuesday night the Houston Chronicle published a story about the grand jury that indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Those grand jurors who spoke with the Chronicle broke the law to do so, and they knew that they were breaking the law. They claimed that they were speaking to the newspaper to counter Gov. Perry’s “spin” on the case. That’s not the job of a grand jury, by the way. One of them is a woman named Rho Chalmers. Chalmers tried to get around her lawbreaking by attempting to build this wall of implausible deniability. Rho Chalmers, who name matches that...
  • Perry Indictment: Why It Has Legs

    08/20/2014 4:48:57 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 62 replies
    Grassroots America, We The People ^ | 08/19/2014 | JoAnn Fleming
    We’re going to have to be the skunk at the party, the rain on the parade – again. Our mission necessitates – absolutely requires – that we raise issues certain politicians and some of their supporters don’t want raised. This will no doubt make some people angry, but we invite then to review the facts, which are a matter of public record. This is a time for clear-headed thinking – not lemming-like “over the cliff” emotion and reaction. While many have rushed to defend Governor Rick Perry on the surface matter of the indictment alone, we are compelled to talk...
  • Checking and Balancing the Public Integrity Unit

    08/20/2014 4:45:43 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 1 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 08/20/2014 | Jordan Long
    With the news of Governor Perry’s indictment going viral, the Public Integrity Unit (PIU) of the Travis County District Attorney’s office is once again shaking up Texas politics, though more indirectly than it has in the past. The agency has been the bane of politicians for 30 years, and routinely comes under fire from Republicans for its supposed partisanship. How did this branch of municipal law enforcement in a deep sea-blue Democratic county come to carry such influence in a ruby-red state? Is it time, as many conservative say, to rein in the rogue outfit and place its duties somewhere...
  • Gov. Perry stripped of his right to conceal carry and buy ammo

    08/20/2014 1:00:47 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 164 replies
    Rare ^ | 8-20-14 | Ken Herman (Austin American Statesman)
    For those of you who’ve been sleeping since it happened Friday, Travis County grand jurors indicted Perry on charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant. The first count carries a possible prison term of five to 99 years. The second, two to 10. I’m no expert on law or math, but I believe those potential sentences each exceed one year. And there’s more. As an indictee, Perry’s state-issued Concealed Handgun License, assuming he still has one — his office didn’t know as of Tuesday afternoon — will be suspended until the case against him is...
  • Should the grand jury that indicted governor Rick Perry be/have been a transparent grand jury?

    08/20/2014 7:02:17 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 17 replies
    8/20/2014 | Laissez-faire Capitalist
    Should the grand jury have been transparent or secretive --- concerning the evidence presented by the district attorney, etcetera? Once again, we have a Travis County grand jury indicting yet another high-profile Republican. One was Tom Delay (then House Majority Leader from 2003 to 2005) and now presidential aspirant Rick Perry, governor of Texas. The evidence that is presented is under the discretion of the district/prosecuting attorney. This attorney has strong control over the process and the room itself, and there is no one present to provide counter argument(s), and, finally, there is no judge present. If you are a...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry Booked at Austin Courthouse on Felony Charges Tied to Controversial Indictment

    08/19/2014 4:56:45 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 19, 2014 6:15pm | Mike Opelka
    “We will continue to aggressively defend the governor’s lawful and constitutional action…”
  • ‘He nailed it': Even Gov. Rick Perry’s mugshot is a winner

    08/19/2014 4:14:41 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 138 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | August 19, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    Rick Perry booking photo:
  • Rick Perry - live stream

    08/19/2014 3:18:38 PM PDT · by bgill · 13 replies
    Live stream after turning himself in.
  • Rosemary Lehmberg parody

    08/19/2014 2:58:38 PM PDT · by wontbackdown · 14 replies
    Self | 8-19-14 | wontbackdown
    I wrote this parody, sung to the tune of MTA by the Kingston Trio. Sing it yourself and enjoy, or better yet get some guitar pickers and singers and have a jam session. Rosemary Lehmberg song Let me tell you the story of Rosemary Lehmberg The Travis County DA Pulled over by the cops for driving drunk And they hauled that woman away Did she ever resign No she never resigned Though she got a DWI (She had vodka in her car) She will drive forever through the streets of Austin She's the drunk who wouldn't resign Well all night...
  • Group Behind Perry’s Indictment Got $500K from Serial Slimeball Soros

    08/19/2014 6:21:59 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican | 19 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Seems like global-socialist Mac daddy George Soros has his evil paw in the sketchy Rick Perry indictment right from the start- the more you dig into these stories these days, the more poop you find. I used to hate conspiracy theory, but these days you can't be suspicious enough. And as you know, this 'Godfather of the Left' has got his tentacles in most every socio-political issue being debated in the United States today- it's unreal.  Now the Texans for Public Justice -one of the groups behind Rick Perry’s indictment charges- is part of a “progressive” coalition that has received $500,000 from hyper-liberal, hyper-rich...
  • Why Rick Perry’s indictment could be a political blessing in disguise

    08/18/2014 9:17:09 PM PDT · by DRey · 45 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/18/2014 | Sean Sullivan
    Less than a week after Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) was indicted by a grand jury on two felony counts, he may be in an even stronger political position than he was before the charges hit. Several prominent Republicans have spoken out on Perry's behalf. Conservative activists in Iowa and New Hampshire aren't shying away. Even a well-known Democratic strategist has suggested the case against him may be flimsy. For a politician who is openly weighing another run for president, it's a welcome turn of events: While politicians embroiled in legal fights of this magnitude typically find few public allies,...
  • Drunk, Belligerent, Threatening Officers And Kicking The Door To Her Cell

    08/18/2014 8:24:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 50 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 18, 2014 | MICHAEL ZENNIE
    Drunk, Belligerent, Threatening Officers And Kicking The Door To Her Cell: The ugly video of Texas district attorney's DWI arrest that's behind Governor Rick Perry's indictment (Pics in URL) Rosemary Lehmberg, Austin's top prosecutor, was arrested for drunk driving in April 2013 and later pleaded guilty Video from her arrest and booking shows her being abusive toward officers and repeatedly demanding they call the sheriff Perry demanded Lehmberg step down after the arrest and said he would veto funding for her office, but Lehmberg refused Lehmberg ran a public corruption unit that pursued charges against Republicans Perry is charged with...
  • No Arrest for Gov. Perry but Mug Shot to Be Taken

    08/18/2014 4:00:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 79 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 18, 2014 | By PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT, AP
    A Texas judge opted Monday not to issue an arrest warrant against Gov. Rick Perry, but the Republican still faces the unflattering prospect of being booked, fingerprinted and having his mug shot taken — and has assembled a team of high-powered attorneys to fight the two felony counts of abuse of power against him. "This is nothing more than banana republic politics," Tony Buzbee a Houston-based defense attorney who will head a cadre of four lawyers from Texas and Washington defending Perry, said at a news conference. A grand jury in Austin, a liberal bastion in otherwise largely conservative Texas,...
  • Limbaugh OUTRAGED By Gov. Rick Perry Indictment

    08/18/2014 2:59:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    YouTuve ^ | 8/18/14 | Daily Rushbo
    Audio at link
  • MSNBC´s Mark Halperin: Perry Indictment ´Stupidest Thing I´ve Seen in My Career´

    08/18/2014 1:32:01 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | 08/18/14 | Susan Jones
    The indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts of abusing his power "potentially was the stupidest thing I´ve seen, I think, in my entire career," MSNBC political analyst Mark Halperin told MSNBC´s "Morning Joe" on Monday. "I hope some judge throws it out right away. "It´s not just kind of funny and ridiculous. But it´s an infringement on individual liberty. He´s got a first amendment right -- just because he´s the governor of Texas. And I think, like I said, it´s easy to joke about this, but this is a serious thing. It is ridiculous that he...
  • Gov. Perry indicted: Everything's big in Texas, even this B.S.

    08/18/2014 11:36:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 18, 2014 | Sarah Palin
    Remember Barack Obama telling his followers to always "bring a gun to a knife fight"? Like good subjects do, his supporters in Texas obeyed. Friday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted on two counts of abuse of power.
  • WHO STOOD AGAINST PERRY?

    08/18/2014 10:42:02 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 17, 2014 | MICHAEL QUINN SULLIVAN
    AUSTIN, Texas -- In light of the malicious prosecution of Governor Rick Perry, Republican lawmakers are rushing to jump on the bandwagon opposing the Democrats politically motivated action. But several House Republicans loyal to liberal House Speaker, Joe Straus, bear responsibility for setting the stage leading to the indictments.
  • Who Stood Against Perry?

    08/18/2014 5:30:18 AM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 16 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 8/17/2014 | Michael Quinn Sullivan
    AUSTIN, Texas -- In light of the malicious prosecution of Governor Rick Perry, Republican lawmakers are rushing to jump on the bandwagon opposing the Democrats politically motivated action. But several House Republicans loyal to liberal House Speaker, Joe Straus, bear responsibility for setting the stage leading to the indictments.
  • Gov. Perry indicted: Everything's big in Texas, even this B.S.... by Sarah Palin

    08/17/2014 8:53:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 36 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Aug 17, 2014 | Sarah Palin
    This ridiculous politically motivated “indictment” of Governor Rick Perry stems from the ugly thug tactics of the "politics of personal destruction" that the left is known for. They draw blood and leave scars on conservatives who threaten their political power, hoping the threat retreats and hoping his or her base of support remains silent in fear of becoming collateral damage. Thankfully, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, and those of us with scars to prove it can help others learn from things like this Texas-sized political drama.
  • Rick Perry And The Democrats’ Pattern Of “Lawfare” Against Rising Republicans

    08/17/2014 2:10:27 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 16, 2013 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    John and Scott have commented on the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry. As they note, it fits a pattern of politically motivated indictments of prominent Texas Republicans. The Perry indictment also fits a pattern of harassment via the legal process of prominent Republican governors: Sarah Palin, Scott Walker, Chris Christie, and now Perry. What do these four have in common? Why, they all are (or were) potentially viable candidates for the national office. Invocation of the legal process against Christie may well be warranted. (So too with Bob McDonnell, whom I didn’t include in my list because, although once vaguely...
  • Perry responds to indictment, calls it a political 'farce,' vows to defend himself

    08/17/2014 12:48:27 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 21 replies
    Fox ^ | August 16, 2014
    Texas GOP Gov. Rick Perry responded Saturday to the weekend indictment in which he is accused of abusing his power of office, calling it a political “farce” and vowing to explore “every legal avenue” to combat the prosecution. Perry, a 2012 GOP presidential candidate with potential 2016 aspirations, was indicted Friday for allegedly abusing his power by vowing to veto $7.5 million in state funds for an agency run by Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, after she pleaded guilty to drunken driving in April 2013 and refused to resign. Perry vetoed the money after Lehmberg, a Democrat, videotaped acting...
  • Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg’s Drinking Problem and Abuse of Power, By the Staggering Numbers

    08/17/2014 7:32:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 162 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | August 16, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    The indictment of Gov. Rick Perry by a grand jury in Travis County, Texas, is part of a power struggle that originates with a serious crime, albeit not one committed by Gov. Perry. That crime, as everyone knows by now, is drunk driving, and it was committed by Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg. When Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, Democrat, was arrested and charged with drunk driving on April 12, 2013, her blood alcohol level measured .23. That is just shy of three times the legal limit in Texas, which is .08. According to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage...
  • Perry’s prosecutor isn’t prone to partisanship, say those who know him

    08/17/2014 10:30:59 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 100 replies
    http://www.dallasnews.com ^ | august 16, 2014 | james drew
    It didn’t take long for Michael McCrum to become a bull’s-eye for Republicans outraged by the felony charges against Gov. Rick Perry. But those who know the 57-year-old McCrum say the sweeping partisan attacks against him won’t stick. As the special prosecutor in the Perry case, McCrum is a veteran attorney — and former cop in Dallas and Arlington — who’s been on both sides in legal skirmishes. He’s got plenty of fans, both Democrats and Republicans. And his political leanings largely are muted. -snip McCrum, in announcing the indictment Friday, dismissed the notion that the Perry investigation was driven by...
  • A veto threat even Vito would appreciate

    08/17/2014 9:33:54 AM PDT · by John David Powell · 12 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 8/17/14 | John David Powell
    Just about the only folks having a good time with the indictment (http://www.scribd.com/doc/236936143/Rick-Perry-Indictment) of Texas governor Rick Perry are members of the national media and folks who really don’t understand Texans or politics. If you had more important things on your mind the past few days, like, say, ethnic cleansing in Iraq, hooligans running amuck in Missouri, or making this month’s mortgage payment, you may have missed the latest melodrama out of the Lone Star State. Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lemberg, a Democrat, (http://www.co.travis.tx.us/district_attorney) needed several months and who knows how many thousands of dollars to convince a grand...
  • Before You Pass Judgment On Rick Perry…

    08/17/2014 5:07:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 15, 2014 | Duane Patterson
    You ought to see this video first. This is the dash cam footage from the patrol car that pulled over Travis County D.A., Rosemary Lehmberg for DWI. < href=http://youtu.be/JrxsCH_p1oc>Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg Drunk Driving Arrest Dash Cam Here is the booking video when she was taken into custody. TRAVIS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY LEHMBERG'S BOOKING FOOTAGE KOKE FM 042113Rick Perry thought her to be a disgrace, and wanted her to resign. She didn’t. So he took the next step and threatened to veto funding for her office. In response, a grand jury handed down an abuse of power indictment for...
  • Texas Governor Rick Perry indicted by Democrats [Dem M.O as with Gov Walker Gov. Christie]

    08/17/2014 6:12:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 16, 2014 | Rick Moran
    From the film "All the President's Men": Deep Throat: The people behind all of this were frightened of Muskey and that's what got him destroyed. They wanted to run against McGovern. Look who they're running against. The bugged offices, they followed people, false press leaks, passed fake letters... they canceled Democratic campaign rallies, they investigated Democratic private lives, they planted spies, they stole documents... and now don't tell me that all of this was the work of one Donald Segretti. The source was talking about the Republican party of Richard Nixon. Yesterday, the third major candidate for the GOP presidential...
  • Potential ‘16 rivals defend Rick Perry

    08/16/2014 11:13:02 PM PDT · by DRey · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/16/2014 | Burgess Everett
    Rick Perry’s potential 2016 GOP rivals on Saturday rushed to the Texas governor’s defense in the wake of his indictment on allegations of abusing his office. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush all came out in strong defense of Perry, who on Saturday said he would fight the “farce” indictment. Cruz, who previously served as a top lawyer for the Lone Star state, blasted the prosecution as “politically motivated” and lit into what he deemed as the “sad history” of the prosecutors, a reference to previous legal efforts aimed at Texas Republicans.
  • A defiant Perry calls felony indictment a “farce”

    08/16/2014 2:40:46 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 88 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | August 16, 2014 | Wire/Staff
    AUSTIN — Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Saturday that the indictment against him was an “outrageous” abuse of power and vowed to fight it. “This indictment amounts to nothing more than abuse of power and I cannot and will not allow that to happen,” Perry said at a news conference on Saturday. Perry spoke a day after a grand jury indicted the Republican on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto threat. He dismissed the prosecution as a “farce.” A special prosecutor spent months calling witnesses and presenting evidence that Perry broke the law...
  • This Indictment Of Rick Perry Is Unbelievably Ridiculous (says a liberal writer)

    08/16/2014 1:51:00 PM PDT · by jocon307 · 55 replies
    They say a prosecutor could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich, and this always seemed like hyperbole, until Friday night a Texas grand jury announced an indictment of governor Rick Perry. The “crime” for which Perry faces a sentence of 5 to 99 years in prison is vetoing funding for a state agency. The conventions of reporting — which treat the fact of an indictment as the primary news, and its merit as a secondary analytic question — make it difficult for people reading the news to grasp just how farfetched this indictment is.
  • Lehmberg initially denied drinking on dash-cam video

    08/16/2014 1:18:54 PM PDT · by mojito · 49 replies
    KXAN ^ | 4/12/2013
    Video of Lemberg's arrest as reported by KXAN.
  • RICK PERRY Declines to Fund Crazy Violent Drunk – Dems Indict Him For It

    08/16/2014 12:56:30 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 117 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/16/2014 | Jim Hoft
    Governor Rick Perry refused to fund Lehmberg’s office. So on Friday Democrats decided to make a stand for drunk drivers everywhere and indict Governor Rick Perry. On Saturday Governor Rick Perry held a press conference. Rick stands by his decision. Here’s what the governor had to say about the indictment. “Here’s what I think is really important for the people to understand, not just Texans but this country. And, that is, we have seen an office in the form of the Travis County District Attorney’s office. The lead, legal individual for criminal affairs in this county and overseeing public officials...
  • Ted Cruz rallies to the support of his friend and political rival Rick Perry

    08/16/2014 8:25:24 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 80 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 16, 2014 | Mark Whittington
    In a sign that the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry for abuse of office and coercion may not be having the political effects some have hoped for, Sen. Ted Cruz, the Republican junior senator from Texas, has taken to his Facebook page to express support for the governor. Cruz is considered a possible rival to Perry for the Republican nomination for president in 2016. However differences are being set aside, at least for the time being, to rally around Perry.“Unfortunately, there has been a sad history of the Travis County District Attorney's Office engaging in politically-motivated prosecutions, and this...
  • Question to Fellow Freepers!

    08/15/2014 8:28:38 PM PDT · by Boomer · 68 replies
    OKAY. It's obvious this is another Tom Delay type witch hunt. My question isn't really if there is any validity to this. It's more about if it will actually work this time against Gov. Perry or will it (hopefully) backfire and shine a big bright light on the corruption that is the Dem party today. Your feedback is much appreciated... Oh, and if "they" can be allowed to get away with this, shouldn't the same thing happen to the two most corrupt gov employees we have right now? Obama and Holder. I'm hoping if we all break out our new...
  • Rick Perry indicted for Lehmberg veto threat

    08/15/2014 6:01:04 PM PDT · by paul544 · 70 replies
    Statesman.com ^ | 8/15/2014 | Tony Plohetski
    A Travis County grand jury Friday 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.
  • Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prosecutors' funds

    08/15/2014 3:57:33 PM PDT · by bgill · 256 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | August 15, 2014 | WILL WEISSERT
    The Republican governor is accused of abusing his official powers by publicly promising to veto $7.5 million for the state public integrity unit at the Travis County District Attorney's office. He was indicted by an Austin grand jury Friday.
  • Perry’s National Guard Deployment Order Sparks Debate Between Border Area Sheriffs

    08/14/2014 6:13:58 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jul 2014 | Bob Price
    ROCKPORT, Texas—Texas Governor Rick Perry’s decision to activate the Texas National Guard and deploy them along a relatively small sector of the Texas-Mexico border has brought criticism from one border county’s sheriff’s office and praise from another. While some leaders along the border appear to be concerned about a “militarization” of the border region, others see it as an opportunity to stop the senseless deaths that have been occurring South Texas. At least one sheriff questioned the wisdom of Perry’s decision to send military people into the area who are not authorized to stop anyone, according to the Dallas Morning News...
  • GOVERNOR PERRY WILL PERSONALLY BRIEF NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS ABOUT TO BE DEPLOYED

    08/13/2014 11:15:02 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 178 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 13, 2014 | By Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas — Members of the Texas National Guard currently in training at Camp Swift, near Austin, have been told to stand by for a personal briefing from Texas Governor Rick Perry. Perry is expected to arrive at Camp Swift this morning to brief the troops on his expectations of their deployment. It is still not clear as to exactly where this first batch of troops will be deployed, according to one of the soldiers currently at Camp Swift. The soldier has been at the camp receiving training this week and expects to be deployed somewhere along the border this...
  • Perry: Unaccompanied minors 'side issue' in border dispute (focus on criminal aliens)

    08/03/2014 4:56:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | Aug 3, 2014 | Eric Bradner
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry said on Sunday that the unaccompanied children who have streamed across the U.S.-Mexico border in increasing numbers are a “side issue” compared to the illegal immigrants who have committed crimes. “What we are substantially more concerned about in the state of Texas, and I will suggest to you, across this country, are the 80-percent-plus individuals who don’t get talked about enough who are coming into the United States illegally and committing substantial crimes,” the Republican governor said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Since September 2008, he told host Candy Crowley, 203,000 illegal immigrants have been...
  • National Guard in Texas Could Get Arrest Power

    07/26/2014 12:22:29 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 56 replies
    NYT ^ | July 24, 2014 | MANNY FERNANDEZ
    When Gov. Rick Perry of Texas announced plans to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to help with the border crisis, it came with a power unexpected by some. By deploying them himself rather than through Washington, he has the power to order the troops to make arrests and apprehensions, something Guard troops in past border deployments have been prohibited from doing. Immigrant rights advocates and others, including former federal officials involved in previous National Guard mobilizations, said the troops would lack both training and federal oversight, creating a risk of civil rights violations and deadly encounters with immigrants.
  • Blue-State Disgrace

    07/23/2014 2:21:46 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Slate ^ | Emily Bazelon
    Immigration is a complex problem. So is the long-term question of how the United States should handle the influx of tens of thousands of children from Central America. Beyond the legal mandates, we owe them basic human decency. On the other hand, to say that they should all simply stay here for good begs big questions about encouraging more children to make this journey, and the rights of all the people abroad who are waiting their turn in line. Unless you believe in open borders, it’s all thorny. What seems right for an individual child can seem wrong systemwide. But...
  • Chief POLITICO Columnist: Perry Sending National Guard to Border So They Can Shoot Small Children

    07/23/2014 12:33:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 22, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    POLITICO Chief Political Columnist Roger Simon is accusing Texas Governor Rick Perry of sending National Guard troops to the border so they can "shoot small children." Roger Simon âś” @politicoroger Rick Perry sending 1,000 National Guard troops to border to shoot small children. Could make good headlines -- in Russia. 8:45 PM - 21 Jul 2014 First off, lets just mark this under most asinine statement of the day. Second, funny how Simon conveniently ignores why Perry is sending the troops: to stop cartels and gang members who actually shoot and murder small children from entering the United States. Here's...
  • Announcing FR's BP expedition to the Rio Grande Valley!! [FReepathon, Texas special]

    07/22/2014 10:36:48 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 254 replies
    Click here to pledge your support ^ | July 22, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Howdy everyone!! We're loading up the FReepercampmobile today and will be departing for Texas this afternoon. God willing, we will arrive McAllen Texas sometime Thursday night and will plant our flag at our border encampment on the American bank of the Rio Grande River!! We had planned this expedition several weeks ago and were intending to urge Governor Perry to call out the Texas Guard and or Texas militia units at his disposal and also to learn first hand what's happening at the border and to protest the government's lawless actions there. The president will not secure the border, will...
  • Perry Announces Details Of Texas National Guard Border Deployment

    07/22/2014 6:23:14 AM PDT · by xzins · 120 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 7/22/2014 | CHQ Staff
    On July 3, 2014, Texas Governor Rick Perry told Members of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security that urgent federal action was required to stem the humanitarian and national security crises unfolding along the Texas-Mexico border. After almost three weeks of inaction by the Obama administration, yesterday, Gov. Perry directed Texas Adjutant General John Nichols to immediately begin preparations for the deployment of up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S. – Mexico border. These troops will support the Texas Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) ongoing law enforcement surge, Operation Strong Safety, which is focused on combatting criminal...