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  • Why Are Liberals So Scared Of An Investigation?

    04/18/2017 11:18:01 AM PDT · by WombatKing · 5 replies
    pv magazine USA ^ | 4/17/2017 | Frank Andorka
    On Friday, the former fossil-fuel favoring governor ordered a study to see whether solar and wind development is making the electricity grid less stable.
  • Trump Refuses To Sign G7 Statement Endorsing Paris Climate Agreement

    04/11/2017 7:55:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/11/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    The U.S. refused to sign onto a statement with other G7 countries to commit to the implementation of the Paris climate agreement, which President Donald Trump promised to withdraw from on the campaign trail. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry said the U.S. “is in the process of reviewing many of its policies and reserves its position on this issue, which will be communicated at a future date,” Italy’s industry and energy minister Carlo Calenda said in a statement. Calenda said other G7 members “reaffirmed their commitment towards the implementation of the Paris Agreement to effectively limit the increase in global...
  • BREAKING: Rick Perry added to National Security Council’s core decision-makers

    04/05/2017 12:03:34 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 29 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | April 5, 2017 | Philip Jankowski
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been added to a core group within the National Security Council in a shakeup of members announced on Wednesday. Perry, the secretary of energy, was one of several officials added to the principals committee, the primary group of policy-makers for national security...
  • Energy Department bans use of the Phrase 'Climate Change'

    03/30/2017 3:57:35 PM PDT · by norwaypinesavage · 40 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | 3/29/2017 | Davuid Middleton
    A supervisor at the Energy Department’s international climate office told staff this week not to use the phrases “climate change,” “emissions reduction” or “Paris Agreement” in written memos, briefings or other written communication........News of the DOE office’s word ban drew criticism from one green group.
  • (Islamic) Prayer Room At Public High (in Texas) School Raises Legal Concerns

    03/19/2017 9:09:23 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/17/2017 | Mary Lou Lang-Byrd
    A prayer room at a Texas high school is raising legal concerns and the state’s attorney general’s office in a letter on Friday to school district’s superintendent indicated the school’s policy should be neutral toward religion. Liberty High School’s prayer room, which is reportedly dedicated to students who practice Islam, allows the students to pray at the school on Fridays instead of leaving to say their required prayers. The letter cites the school’s own news site, which focused on the prayer room. In a letter Friday to the the Frisco Independent School District, the Texas attorney general’s office outlined the...
  • Texas Ag Commish Sid Miller fears U.S. turning into ‘Muslim country’

    01/27/2017 12:39:43 PM PST · by bgill · 3 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Jan. 27, 2017 | Roberto Villalpando
    One of Donald Trump’s favorite Texans on the presidential campaign trail, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, brought his trademark white cowboy hat across the pond to the studios of the BBC earlier this week to talk about his fear of a Muslim America. Host Nick Robinson asked Miller: “You once said you stayed awake at night worrying about the United States would become a Muslim country. Is that right?” “I did,” Miller said.
  • WATCH: Rick Perry's Comment About 'Fun' On Sen. Al Franken's Couch Gets A Laugh

    01/19/2017 3:41:19 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 37 replies
    NPR ^ | 01/19/2017 | Jessica Taylor
    If there was going to be a moment of levity during Donald Trump's Cabinet hearings, leave it to Rick Perry to provide it. The former Texas governor is the president-elect's pick to be energy secretary, and he had a relatively smooth hearing with the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. But it was his humorous exchange with Sen. Al Franken that may be the most memorable of his testimony. The Minnesota Democrat began his questioning by thanking Perry for coming by to chat with him prior to his hearing. "Thank you so much for coming into my office. Did you...
  • Sharia law promoted in Indiana public schools

    01/19/2017 2:31:10 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 62 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 01/19/2017 | Christine Williams
    The worksheet, assigned to seventh-graders at Highland Hills Middle School, presents a passage written by a fictional 20-year-old Saudi woman named Ahlima, who feels “very fortunate” to live under Sharia law in Saudi Arabia. She writes about how she will soon become a man’s second wife and explains her modest dress: “I understand that some foreigners see our dress as a way of keeping women from being equal, but … I find Western women’s clothing to be horribly immodest.” “That document by itself, it’s almost propaganda,” said Jon Baker, whose daughter also received the worksheet. “If you read that, you...
  • New York Times Faces Backlash After Source Repudiates Anti-Rick Perry Story

    01/19/2017 12:19:03 PM PST · by pissant · 24 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1.19.17 | Alex Griswold
    The New York Times faced a backlash Thursday after its only source for a negative story on former Texas governor Rick Perry accused them of taking his remarks out of context. The Times reported Wednesday evening that when Perry accepted Donald Trump‘s nomination for the Secretary of Energy position, he “initially misunderstood” what the job even was. “Mr. Perry gladly accepted, believing he was taking on a role as a global ambassador for the American oil and gas industry that he had long championed in his home state,” they wrote. “In the days after, Mr. Perry… discovered that he would...
  • Rick Perry: ‘I regret’ calling for the elimination of the Energy Department

    01/19/2017 6:44:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01/19/2017 | By Ben Wolfgang
    As he tries to convince the Senate to put him in charge of the Energy Department, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry will tell lawmakers Thursday that he was wrong to recommend eliminating that same department. During his 2012 presidential campaign, Mr. Perry, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for energy secretary, advocated getting rid of the Energy Department, along with several other federal agencies. At one GOP primary debate he was unable to remember all of the departments he sought to scrap, leading to his infamous “Oops” moment. More than four years later, Mr. Perry now is a full-throated supporter of the...
  • ‘Learning Curve’ as Rick Perry Pursues a Job He Initially Misunderstood

    01/19/2017 12:44:00 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 35 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 18, 2017 | David E. Sangerjan
    WASHINGTON — When President-elect Donald J. Trump offered Rick Perry the job of energy secretary five weeks ago, Mr. Perry gladly accepted, believing he was taking on a role as a global ambassador for the American oil and gas industry that he had long championed in his home state. In the days after, Mr. Perry, the former Texas governor, discovered that he would be no such thing — that in fact, if confirmed by the Senate, he would become the steward of a vast national security complex he knew almost nothing about, caring for the most fearsome weapons on the...
  • Perry, make Yucca Mountain great again

    12/15/2016 7:56:56 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    The Obama White House made an unfortunate and ungracious choice in launching a preemptive attack on Rick Perry's nomination this week. Spokesman Josh Earnest did his best deadpan as he disparaged the choice as one based on politics and not merit. But what about President Obama's appointments of Ken Salazar, Kathleen Sebelius, Tom Vilsack and Janet Napolitano? They were all lawyers without specific expertise in the issue areas of the departments they led. But each, having experience as elected Democratic statewide officials, knew enough about their respective issue areas that their status as non-experts never really mattered. Perry spent 14...
  • Once determined to eliminate the Department of Energy, Rick Perry will now lead it

    12/13/2016 12:15:41 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 50 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/13/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Mission change This will be portrayed in the media as a “flip-flop,” or as some sort of inherent contradiction. How can a man lead a department he once advocated eliminating entirely? But there’s no contradiction at all. If you believe the federal government doesn’t need to be dictating energy policy to the rest of the nation, but the Energy Department is still going to exist, why not have someone in charge of it who believes in the inherent limits of its usefulness, and runs it accordingly?
  • Rick Perry, Ex-Governor of Texas, Is Trump’s Pick as Energy Secretary

    12/13/2016 8:30:47 AM PST · by RummyChick · 63 replies
    nyt ^ | 12/13 | davenport
    WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump plans to name the former Texas governor Rick Perry as his secretary of energy. The selection of Mr. Perry to lead the energy agency would offer a rich irony: During a televised debate in 2011, when he was seeking the Republican nomination, Mr. Perry intended to list the Department of Energy among agencies he wanted to eliminate, but he could not remember its name.
  • America Must Understand Sharia Law is Greater Than the Constitution,

    11/18/2016 6:47:51 AM PST · by Cheerio · 76 replies
    ETF News ^ | November 17, 2016 | Harry Hibbs
    FULL TITLE - Muslim Leader: America Must Understand Sharia Law is Greater Than the Constitution, Therefore Muslims are Above the Law. The Director of the Dallas Council on American- Islamic Relations (CAIR), Mustafa Carroll, made a surprising and shocking statement during a Muslim rally in Austin, Texas. He firmly believes that the message of the Qur’an is supreme over the United States constitution. The statement would be shocking to most citizens of the United States, unless they had some perspective on who CAIR really is. He said, “If we are practicing Muslims, we are above the law of the land.”...
  • Breaking Poll: Rick Perry Leads Ted Cruz by 9 Points in Texas Senate Race

    08/18/2016 9:24:55 AM PDT · by blueyon · 169 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 8/18/16 | Jim Hoft
    Senator Cruz stunned conservatives when he refused to endorse Donald Trump at the RNC Convention in Cleveland. This came after Cruz was thumped in the GOP primary race. Perry leads Cruz in a senate primary matchup 46% to 37%. The Texas Tribune reported: A new poll suggests there is at least one fellow Republican who could unseat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018: Rick Perry. The former Texas governor would beat Cruz by 9 percentage points, according to the forthcoming survey from the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling. Set to be released later today, the poll found Perry would get...
  • Rick Perry: No 'free ride' from criticism for Gold Star dad

    08/16/2016 5:40:39 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 49 replies
    http://www.cnn.com ^ | August 16, 2016 | Naomi Lim
    Washington (CNN)Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that the Gold Star father involved in a war of words with Donald Trump shouldn't get a "free ride" from public criticism. Perry said Khizr and Ghazala Khan should have known that the Republican Party's presidential nominee would respond to their Democratic National Convention address. "Mr. Khan is the one that went out and struck the first blow, and in a campaign, if you're going to go out and think that you can take a shot at somebody and not have incoming coming back at you, shame on you," Perry, a Trump...
  • Rick Perry to Fallen Muslim Soldier's Father: "Shame On You"

    08/16/2016 6:34:46 PM PDT · by orchestra · 13 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 8/16/2016 | Patrick Svitek
    Former Gov. Rick Perry is defending Donald Trump's war of words with the family of a fallen Muslim soldier, saying the father "struck the first blow" against the Republican presidential nominee and is not above criticism in return. "In a campaign, if you’re going to go out and think that you can take a shot at somebody and not have incoming coming back at you, shame on you," Perry said in an interview Tuesday on CNN. The father, Khizr Khan, harshly criticized Trump last month during the Democratic National Convention over the nominee's proposal to temporarily ban Muslim immigration. In...
  • Gardasil Vaccine: One More Girl Dead

    08/03/2016 8:11:38 AM PDT · by Morgana · 89 replies
    healthimpactnews.com ^ | August 3, 2016 | staff
    The sudden death of a 12-year-old girl in Waukesha, Wisconsin, just hours after receiving the HPV Gardasil vaccine has shocked the girl’s family, and sent local media out asking questions as to how this could happen. Here is a report from WISN 12 News. Dr. Geoffrey Swain of the local health department was interviewed to give the standard CDC reply, which is similar to almost every other vaccine, stating that severe reactions like this resulting in death are “very rare,” and about “1 out of a million”. Assuming that there is some data to back up the claim of only...
  • Rick Perry Interested in a Role in a Donald Trump Administration

    07/18/2016 5:02:11 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 66 replies
    HOUSTON ABC 13 ^ | 18 JULY 2016 | TOM ABRAHAMS
    CLEVELAND, OH (KTRK) -- Former Texas governor and two-time Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry says he's interested in a role in a Donald Trump administration. Speaking to reporters after addressing the Texas delegation on the first day of the party's national convention in Cleveland, Ohio, Perry said he'd reached out to the Trump campaign and expressed his interest in working with veterans issues. Perry was flanked by military veterans when he announced his own 2016 campaign in North Texas more than a year ago. He is an Air Force veteran himself. Perry also talked about having been a candidate, then...