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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    There's no other reason to choose Taco Truck.



    False.
    Lol...

    Its a truck that sells tacos.

    There's no racist designation to that description what so ever, unless you add one.

    Taco trucks are not innately racist or derogatory and their existence alone doesn't malign a race of people.

    It sounds like you're the one struggling with a racial hang up.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Lol...

    Its a truck that sells tacos.

    There's no racist designation to that description what so ever, unless you add one.

    Taco trucks are not innately racist or derogatory and their existence alone doesn't malign a race of people.

    It sounds like you're the one struggling with a racial hang up.
    If only Obama had been Taco Truck material, then things would not be so bad. Yeah, that's not racist.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Excellent video! Thanks for posting it!

    Greetings, Dibbler.


    Notice she blames the Cop for " ruining her career. "

    She doesn't take personal responsibility for her actions, she blames the arresting officer. ....

    Wow.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    If only Obama had been Taco Truck material, then things would not be so bad. Yeah, that's not racist.

    I only wish he was Presidential material.

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

    I see yet another thread that has zero to do with Obama has turned into another "Obama sucks" rant from the usual suspects.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Notice she blames the Cop for " ruining her career. "

    She doesn't take personal responsibility for her actions, she blames the arresting officer. ....

    Wow.
    Well, she's an idiot. We knew that when she drove at 3 times the legal limit.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Perry could have denied funding to the " public integrity " ( Conservative Gotcha Committee ) department long before this partisan drunk got popped for driving with a blood alcohol level 3 times the legal limit.

    He's allowed under the State Constitution to do just that, but didn't until this DA embarrassed herself.
    Which should lead people to ask, "Why now? Why her? Why this path (Gov's veto power) to oust her?"

    Folks have rightfully asked what did Gov. Perry have to gain by forcing the DA to resign. The answer my be below:

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    perry may be acting according to other motivations.

    mainly that the district attorney in charge of the public integrity unit is a democrat, and is one of the few positions in state government that the republicans do not have complete control of.

    Why didn’t Lehmberg resign?
    In a word, politics. Lehmberg is a Democrat, and if she stepped down, Rick Perry would be the one to appoint a replacement. Moreover, the Travis County DA—as the prosecutor in the state’s capital—has special responsibilities over a variety of statewide legal issues. Foremost among these powers is the DA’s control of the Public Integrity Unit, which investigates the ethical breaches of state politicians, among a number of other charges.

    So?

    The Public Integrity Unit might be the most important office in state government run by a Democrat. Gov. Perry has been in office for 14 years—every nook and cranny of state government is filled with his appointees. The Public Integrity Unit is the rare piece that he doesn’t control. In 2005, the work of the Public Integrity Unit led to the indictment of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. So naturally, for years, Republicans in the state have tried to strip that power from the Travis County DA and fold it into Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office.

    What’s more, the Public Integrity Unit was in the process of conducting an investigation of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. CPRIT received a ton of money from the Legislature to award grants to high-level medical research projects. The problem: a lot of that money was going to people who shouldn’t have gotten it. And some of those folks had close ties to Perry. Just a few months ago, Lehmberg’s office indicted CPRIT’s former director over his allegedly improper disbursement of an $11 million grant. But when Lehmberg got pulled over with the potato juice in her car last spring, the investigation was just underway.

    When Lehmberg’s DWI went public, Republicans saw a way to get rid of a pesky, entrenched foe. (Though they couched this in terms of their deep, abiding concern for the office’s integrity.) Meanwhile, Democrats who would have happily seen Lehmberg canned if the Travis County Commissioners Court could have appointed her replacement rallied around Lehmberg as if she was the last warrior for righteousness on Earth.

    Everything You Need to Know* About Rick Perry's Newest Scandal - The Texas Observer

    If your looking for Governor that defunded the public integrity department for nefarious reasons, look no further than New York. Personally, I think it's hilarious.

    It's just one more indication of how corrupt the Liberal ideology AND the Democrat party are.
    The rest of your comment is mere deflection.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    It's just one more indication of how corrupt the Liberal ideology AND the Democrat party are.
    It shows how corrupt politicians are. Oh, that's right ... only Democrats are corrupt, right Fenton?

    And of course, your blatant attempt to smear all liberals is duly noted.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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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
    Wait, WHAT? The recession, which started before the 2008 election, was caused by people voting for Obama?
    Obama wasn't just responsible for the U.S. recession that started over a year before he took office, and by the time he was inaugurated had the U.S. losing several hundred thousand jobs per MONTH, you can blame him for the WORLDWIDE debt bubble, housing bubble, financial collapse and inevitable deep recessions that follow debt bubbles. Can't believe you can't see that. Look, if McCain had been elected with his trusty sidekick, Sarah Palin, we'd have avoided all that. Thanks Obama!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    And?
    If that were the case he would have threatened before this even happened.
    No, he wouldn't. Too many people are blindly using "executive privilege" to defend Gov. Perry's actions here without asking the simple question as to why did he choose now, this slip-up by the DA, to take the bold action he has taken if he could have exercised his executive powers long ago. Was it "the straw that broke the camel's back" ...she violated the public trust once too often? Was it ineptitude of the DA's office or this particular investigative unit? Or was there something more the public isn't aware of?

    I just think people should be looking beyond the fact that this DA embarrassed herself and Gov. Perry's just trying to clean up the public image of the office she holds. I think there's more than meets the eye here.
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