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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Same old lies, same old bs from you. You have no idea what you are talking about and buy the leftwing spin. 1. California leads the nation in minimum wage jobs, 2. leads the nation in poverty, and 3. leads the nation in the number of people getting taxpayer assistance. You must be so proud.

    TX has no state income taxes, has a low cost of living, is at the top in job creation, has 4. 52 Fortune 500 companies and that simply drives you crazy. All those people and businesses moving to TX so they can make low wages, have no insurance, and living in poverty. That is liberal logic

    Saying the same lies over and over again don't make those lies true. 5. TX does not lead the nation in the number of people making minimum wage, they have the most in the nation, 500,000 out of a 13 million labor force making the FEDERAL MINIMUM Wage, California has the most people making a minimum wage, three times the number in TX. Suggest you learn how to do research. California minimum wage up to July 1 was $8 an hour. How was it living in California living on $8 an hour?
    1. California also leads the nation in people.

    2. ORLY

    List of U.S. states by poverty rate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    California is 35th among states in poverty rate. Texas is 46th. Using raw numbers rather than the rate here is particularly dishonest.

    3. California also leads the nation in people.

    4. Yep, Texas has 52 Fortune 500 companies. California has 54. New York has 52, same as Texas.

    Chart: States With The Most Fortune 500 Companies | CEO.com

    5. According to these BLS statistics from this year, Texas has ~223K making minimum wage, or about half the number you state are in California, despite having about 70% of the population. So it's not nearly the disparity you're making it out to be.

    Minimum Wage Workers in Texas - 2012

    You guys can have your Texas vs. California pissing match all you want, but using raw numbers rather than rates to describe how conditions are so great in Texas and so awful in California regarding poverty is ludicrously dishonest.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    From the attorney blog Political Insurrection:

    Remember that we’re dealing with the same District Attorney’s office that sought a spurious indictment against former House Majority Leader Tom Delay. The Travis County DA’s office’s jurisprudential legacy is firmly cemented in a foundation of liberal nonsense, and their latest figurehead pled guilty to and was convicted of being the drunkest DA to ever get behind the wheel.

    This is political payback at either its worst or its finest, depending on how long you’ve been in the business. After Lehmberg was convicted, Governor Perry demanded her resignation from office, and threatened to veto funding for the DA-run Public Integrity Unit if she refused; she called his bluff, and remains in office to this day. Perry vetoed the funding and thus sealed the fate on the reputations of both Lehmberg and the PIU. Lehmberg’s only possible redemption lies in Perry’s eventual conviction, but, as is normally the case with very public witch hunts, the facts—and the narrative—remain overwhelmingly in Perry’s favor.

    ...Travis County itself is notoriously liberal, but you have to wonder just how bad it must be for Battleground Texas and their democrat friends statewide, if they’re forced to bank all expectations on a political play that’s almost certain to fail. Rick Perry Indictment | Rosemary Lehmberg | Indictment

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Whatever happened to right and wrong? I don't care what their party is, if they break the law or abuse their position they need to go to jail. I watched the videos of Lehmberg and she was way wrong. There is no way she should be a District Attorney. She said she is sorry and I agree with her. She sure is sorry. She is a sorry excuse for a public servant.

    I don't know Perry but there isn't a video out with him stumbling around acting like a bafoon for me to watch. I am not real impressed with what I have seen of him.

    My prediction:
    Perry will not be found guilty of anything.
    It will not hurt him politically because of the video of Lehmberg's arrest. A lot of people will look at the video and think he did the right thing, trying to remove her from office.
    Lehmberg will not run again for office. If she does then she will not be reelected.

    This whole thing may very well backfire on her. It draws people to watch the video of her arrest. People associate behavior with videos more than they do with something in print or text.

    WHish ever way this goes it will be interesting to watch.

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    1. California also leads the nation in people.

    2. ORLY

    List of U.S. states by poverty rate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    California is 35th among states in poverty rate. Texas is 46th. Using raw numbers rather than the rate here is particularly dishonest.

    3. California also leads the nation in people.

    4. Yep, Texas has 52 Fortune 500 companies. California has 54. New York has 52, same as Texas.

    Chart: States With The Most Fortune 500 Companies | CEO.com

    5. According to these BLS statistics from this year, Texas has ~223K making minimum wage, or about half the number you state are in California, despite having about 70% of the population. So it's not nearly the disparity you're making it out to be.

    Minimum Wage Workers in Texas - 2012

    You guys can have your Texas vs. California pissing match all you want, but using raw numbers rather than rates to describe how conditions are so great in Texas and so awful in California regarding poverty is ludicrously dishonest.
    California has what, the 6th largest GDP in the world? I'm going from memory, and I'm being lazy, but I certainly wouldn't bash California's economy. It's definitely a productive state, and while many think of the Great Plains as being the world's breadbasket, California certainly puts out more food than any state in the Great Plains.

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by NonoBadDog View Post
    I don't know Perry but there isn't a video out with him stumbling around acting like a bafoon for me to watch.
    You didn't watch the 2008 Republican presidential primary debates, did you? Rick Perry himself admitted to being hopped up on pills. Should someone of higher power have used their position to force Perry out of the Texas Governor's office?

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Raven1 View Post
    You didn't watch the 2008 Republican presidential primary debates, did you? Rick Perry himself admitted to being hopped up on pills. Should someone of higher power have used their position to force Perry out of the Texas Governor's office?
    That was 2012. Perry didn't run in 2008.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Raven1 View Post
    You didn't watch the 2008 Republican presidential primary debates, did you? Rick Perry himself admitted to being hopped up on pills. Should someone of higher power have used their position to force Perry out of the Texas Governor's office?
    don't you mean the 2012 republican presidential primary debate.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Raven1 View Post
    You didn't watch the 2008 Republican presidential primary debates, did you? Rick Perry himself admitted to being hopped up on pills. Should someone of higher power have used their position to force Perry out of the Texas Governor's office?
    Hopped up on pills? You mean that he was taking non-prescription meds for a non-medical reason? I asked because this is what your choice of phrase suggests.

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by NonoBadDog View Post
    Whatever happened to right and wrong? I don't care what their party is, if they break the law or abuse their position they need to go to jail. I watched the videos of Lehmberg and she was way wrong. There is no way she should be a District Attorney. She said she is sorry and I agree with her. She sure is sorry. She is a sorry excuse for a public servant.

    I don't know Perry but there isn't a video out with him stumbling around acting like a bafoon for me to watch. I am not real impressed with what I have seen of him.

    My prediction:
    Perry will not be found guilty of anything.
    It will not hurt him politically because of the video of Lehmberg's arrest. A lot of people will look at the video and think he did the right thing, trying to remove her from office.
    Lehmberg will not run again for office. If she does then she will not be reelected.

    This whole thing may very well backfire on her. It draws people to watch the video of her arrest. People associate behavior with videos more than they do with something in print or text.

    WHish ever way this goes it will be interesting to watch.
    so should have this senator from idaho have resigned after he was charged with a D.W.I. two ago?

    Idaho senator accused of DUI in Virginia - CNN.com
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    That was 2012. Perry didn't run in 2008.
    You're right. My bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene
    Hopped up on pills? You mean that he was taking non-prescription meds for a non-medical reason? I asked because this is what your choice of phrase suggests.
    No, he was taking prescription meds (not aspirin) for a non-medical reason, at least according to him. Look up the facts for yourself if you don't like the implications. What was the third branch of government that he will shut down? I forgot. "Oops!" said presidential candidate Rick Perry.

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