And The Rick’s Just Keep On A’Comin

March 05, 2015

Rick Perry, the first and the loudest to criticize Hillary Clinton’s private email account, also used …. yep, a private email account.

It was discovered during a House Transparency Committee investigation of the turmoil at the University of Texas Board of Regents.

Joe Larsen, a First Amendment attorney, called it hypocritical for Perry to criticize Clinton for apparently skirting email disclosure when he was frequently criticized for doing the same as governor. Perry’s office took heat over the years for deleting emails every seven days, a period Gov. Greg Abbott extended to 30 days immediately when he took office in January.

Hey, his defense is that Hypocritical is his middle name.

Thanks to Kyle and Barb for the heads up.

Rick Perry: Tough and Durable

March 05, 2015

Rick Perry in New Hampshire.  Honestly, I didn’t know there were that many old white people anywhere.

Live free or die, Mofo!

And here’s the one where he claims that he grew up without running water in his house.

Rick Perry’s father was a county commissioner.  He probably made enough in kickbacks to dig three damn wells.  I ain’t buying that story.

You cannot even imagine how much fun it will be to watch Rick Perry fall on his face.  Again.

The boys and girls at the Texas Observer re-wrote the Gettysburg Address after Perry claims that Abe Lincoln was a big states rights guy.

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new loose federal compact, conceived in joint appreciation for family values and corporate power, and dedicated to the proposition that the states, the laboratories of Democracy, know how to create jobs better than some bureaucrat in D.C., I tell you what.

Now we are engaged in a problematic period in which both sides are at fault, testing whether that loose federal compact, or any loose federal compact so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of this unfortunate mutual dispute. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that this nation may continue to create jobs long into the future.

You can read it all right here.  Scroll a little more than half way down.

Thanks to Pamela for the heads up.

Poor Ted. They’re Just Picking On Him

March 05, 2015

You know the sound of a whining bigoted hypocrite Canadian born prissy man?  You know, like fingernails on a chalkboard.

TedCruz:Clown_1aSenator Ted Cruz is just bent out of shape that PolitiFact knows that he’s a pubic servant.  He announced that he’s “not a big fan” of it.

Well, I guess not.

In fact, Ted Cruz has an absolutely abysmal record on Politifact for telling the truth. Out of the 36 comments they’ve fact-checked on Cruz, an astonishing 67 percent of them have been rated as “Mostly False” all the way down to “Pants on Fire.” And out of all 36 of those comments, only one has been rated as “True.”

I kinda suspect they’re not a big fan of his either.

Thanks to Kyle for the heads up.

FYI

March 04, 2015

This is what a Texas blue norther looks like.

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84 today, 32 tomorrow.  That’s when I wear socks with my flip flops.

 

And Then This Happened

March 04, 2015

GOP king maker Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam were invited to hear Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech.  Miriam dropped her purple alligator Hermes clutch from the balcony and hit Nebraska Democratic Congressman Brad Ashford.

Screen Shot 2015-03-04 at 11.01.30 AMIronically, Adelson supported Ashford’s opponent.

I imagine that it would have hurt had there been money in it, but according to reports, there were business cards, Apple earphones, and lipstick in the $12,000 purse.

I have no sympathy for Ashford.  That’s exactly what he gets for being there.  Smarter Democrats stayed away.

Thanks to everyone for the heads up.

Dude, Really? That’s Your Defense?

March 04, 2015

Florida Republican State Representative Frank Artiles has been accused of cold-cocking a college student in Tallahassee on Monday night.

Screen Shot 2015-03-04 at 10.52.57 AMThree eye witnesses have come forward.  Additionally, this is not the first time Artiles has been in a brawl.  He kinda has a reputation for that.

His defense?  It didn’t happen.

And how do you know that.  Because Artiles preened and explained.

A former Marine, Artiles suggested Tuesday he would only deliver the kind of blow that would result in serious pain.

“If I had hit somebody, they’d be in the hospital,” he said.

Great defense, dude.  “I put people in the hospital,” ain’t exactly the attitude called for in this situation.

Thanks to chloe bear for the heads up.