Rick Perry announces......

DWTDWT Senior MemberPosts: 270 Senior Member
that gay marriage should be decided by the individual states but at the same time supports a federal constitutional amendment that bans gay marriage. Rick is learning to do the GW two-step very well. :rolleyes:

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  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    Does banning gay marriage create a job?
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    greenman wrote: »
    Does banning gay marriage create a job?

    Does allowing it lead to a job? :D
    Countdwon for Brian D.

    3....
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    more from the Freedom and Liberty crowd obsessing over being in charge of what people do in their bedrooms
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    He said much much more. Evolution included.


    The Texas governor gives a lengthy interview to the AP in South Carolina, completing his hat trick with interviews in early-voting states (Iowa and New Hampshire came earlier).

    He underlines his support for a federal marriage amendment in a bid to sooth social conservatives bothered by his "fine" comment on New York's gay marriage law, and questions the theory of evolution:

    "I am for the federal marriage amendment," he said. "And that's about as sharp a point as I could put on it."

    Perry has used more than words to support tempering evolution taught in schools with creationism.

    This month, he appointed a biology teacher who disputes evolution as chairwoman of the Texas State Board of Education. In 2009, that 15-member board put the national spotlight on Texas in a debate that led to adopting standards encouraging schools to look at "all sides" of scientific theory. It now is considering educational materials that promote intelligent design even though a federal court ruled against teaching the theory that life on Earth is so complex that it must have come from an intelligent higher power.

    "There are clear indications from our people who have amazing intellectual capability that this didn't happen by accident and a creator put this in place," Perry said.

    "Now, what was his time frame and how did he create the earth that we know? I'm not going to tell you that I've got the answers to that," Perry said. "I believe that we were created by this all-powerful supreme being and how we got to today versus what we look like thousands of years ago, I think there's enough holes in the theory of evolution to, you know, say there are some holes in that theory."


    Perry also talked about his wife, Anita, who is widely known to support the idea of her husband running for president, who he said has dead-on political instincts. The urging him to run for president went like this:

    While her husband had a good job already, she told him "you need to do your duty," Perry recalled.

    "That was a very sobering conversation. It was one that made me sit down and reconsider my blanket rejection, if you will, of my interest in running for the presidency. I've gone from 'no way, no how' to 'I'm going to think about this' to getting comfortable in my heart and calm in my soul that this is an appropriate thing to do," Perry said.

    "I still don't wake up every morning and go, 'Man, being a president of the United States is something I dream about every day,' no more than, I suppose, a soldier on June the 5th or June the 6th of 1944 looked forward to running up the beach at Normandy," he said.


    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0711/60294.html#ixzz1TjrU6xY1
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    it's Texas I am betting she is blonde with big hair and lots of makeup


    ****?

    he's comparing himself to the WWII generation and their storming Fortress Europe?

    what a sanctimonious self absorbed tool
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    one thing for sure

    Perry and his Chairwoman demonstrate that stoopidity can persist inspite of evolution
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    Upon graduation, he was commissioned in the United States Air Force, completed pilot training and flew C-130 tactical airlift in the United States, the Middle East, and Europe until 1977. He left the Air Force with the rank of captain, returned to Texas and went into business farming cotton with his father.

    Flyboy.
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    I thought it was God who told him to run. Now we find out it was his wife.
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    monkeydoes wrote: »
    it's Texas I am betting she is blonde with big hair and lots of makeup

    Wow Kevin it is like you have a crystal ball. Oh wait, that was low hanging fruit. HAHAHA.
    fl-bio-img.jpg
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    HPV vaccine

    On February 2, 2007, Perry issued an executive order mandating that Texas girls receive HPV vaccine that protects against some strains of the human papilloma virus, a cause of cervical cancer.[55] The order provided vaccination free of charge to those who were not covered by insurance.[56] The order included an opt-out provision for parents. At the time of the order, Gardasil, a newly approved drug manufactured by Merck was the only FDA approved HPV vaccine. The move made national headlines,[57] and apparent financial connections between Merck and Perry were reported by news outlets, such as a $6,000 campaign contribution and Merck's hiring of former Perry Chief of Staff Mike Toomey to handle its Texas lobbying work and Perry's "current chief of staff's mother-in-law, Texas Republican state Rep. Dianne White Delisi [as] state director for Women in Government."[55][58]

    Perry's decision has been criticized by some social conservatives and parents due to concerns about possible moral implications of the vaccine and safety concerns. On February 22, 2007, a group of families sued in an attempt to block Perry's executive order.[59] Perry's order has also been criticized for the price of the vaccine: approximately $360 in Texas.[56]

    On May 9, 2007, Perry allowed a bill to go into law that would undo his executive order.[60]
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    Trans-Texas Corridor

    In January 2001, Perry proposed the Trans-Texas Corridor, a $145+ billion-dollar project that would build multi-lane highways, rail lines and data lines from Oklahoma to Mexico, and from east to west in southern Texas. Instead of paying for the project with taxes, Perry proposed that it be partially financed, partially built and wholly operated by private contractors who, in exchange for a multi-billion dollar investment, would receive all toll proceeds, notably Cintra, a Spanish-owned company, and its minority partner, San Antonio-based Zachry Construction Corporation, one of Texas' largest road construction companies.[64] Some of the more controversial aspects of the project include tolls, private operation of toll collections (at rates set by local municipalities), and extensive use of eminent domain (or the option for landowners to maintain a lucrative equity stake in the project) to acquire property.

    Opponents portrayed the proposal as a "land grab", and criticized Perry for opposing the public release of the actual terms of the 50-year deal with Cintra to the public for fear they would chill the possibility of the company's investment; Perry's former liaison to the legislature, former State Senator Dan Shelly, returned to his consulting/lobbying work with Cintra after securing the TTC deal while on the state payroll. All of Perry's gubernatorial opponents opposed the corridor project, as did the 2006 state party platforms of both the Democratic and Republicans parties.[65][66] After much contentious debate between supporters and opponents, an official decision of "no action" was issued by the Federal Highway Administration on July 20, 2010, formally ending the project.

    In 2001, Perry appointed Ric Williamson of Weatherford, an old friend and former legislative colleague, to the Texas Transportation Commission. Williamson became the commission chairman in 2004 and worked for the improvement of the state's transportation infrastructure until his sudden death of a heart attack on December 30, 2007.
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  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    Kanoli is that you?

    :D
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    HPV was created by God
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 23,580 Senior Member
    greenman wrote: »
    Trans-Texas Corridor

    In January 2001, Perry proposed the Trans-Texas Corridor, a $145+ billion-dollar project that would build multi-lane highways, rail lines and data lines from Oklahoma to Mexico, and from east to west in southern Texas. Instead of paying for the project with taxes, Perry proposed that it be partially financed, partially built and wholly operated by private contractors who, in exchange for a multi-billion dollar investment, would receive all toll proceeds, notably Cintra, a Spanish-owned company, and its minority partner, San Antonio-based Zachry Construction Corporation, one of Texas' largest road construction companies.[64] Some of the more controversial aspects of the project include tolls, private operation of toll collections (at rates set by local municipalities), and extensive use of eminent domain (or the option for landowners to maintain a lucrative equity stake in the project) to acquire property.

    Opponents portrayed the proposal as a "land grab", and criticized Perry for opposing the public release of the actual terms of the 50-year deal with Cintra to the public for fear they would chill the possibility of the company's investment; Perry's former liaison to the legislature, former State Senator Dan Shelly, returned to his consulting/lobbying work with Cintra after securing the TTC deal while on the state payroll. All of Perry's gubernatorial opponents opposed the corridor project, as did the 2006 state party platforms of both the Democratic and Republicans parties.[65][66] After much contentious debate between supporters and opponents, an official decision of "no action" was issued by the Federal Highway Administration on July 20, 2010, formally ending the project.

    In 2001, Perry appointed Ric Williamson of Weatherford, an old friend and former legislative colleague, to the Texas Transportation Commission. Williamson became the commission chairman in 2004 and worked for the improvement of the state's transportation infrastructure until his sudden death of a heart attack on December 30, 2007.
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    I gotta tell you depending on the details this does not sound too bad to me.
    greenman wrote: »
    Opponents portrayed the proposal as a "land grab", and criticized Perry for opposing the public release of the actual terms of the 50-year deal with Cintra to the public for fear they would chill the possibility of the company's investment; Perry's former liaison to the legislature, former State Senator Dan Shelly, returned to his consulting/lobbying work with Cintra after securing the TTC deal while on the state payroll. All of Perry's gubernatorial opponents opposed the corridor project, as did the 2006 state party platforms of both the Democratic and Republicans parties.[65][66] After much contentious debate between supporters and opponents, an official decision of "no action" was issued by the Federal Highway Administration on July 20, 2010, formally ending the project.

    In 2001, Perry appointed Ric Williamson of Weatherford, an old friend and former legislative colleague, to the Texas Transportation Commission. Williamson became the commission chairman in 2004 and worked for the improvement of the state's transportation infrastructure until his sudden death of a heart attack on December 30, 2007.
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    This is the part that bothers me.
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    Sunshine is the best disinfectant when it comes to politics and spending. Must have learned no bid contracts at the knee of 'W'.

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