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So if this bill passes, it provides Rick Perry’s sister’s company an opportunity to move into a new field, one where poor women can be charged an exorbitant rate for a desperate procedure. Expect abortions in Texas to continue, just at 2-3 times the previous going rates.

(via Daily Kos: Follow the Money Rick Perry & Abortion Edition)

So if this bill passes, it provides Rick Perry’s sister’s company an opportunity to move into a new field, one where poor women can be charged an exorbitant rate for a desperate procedure. Expect abortions in Texas to continue, just at 2-3 times the previous going rates.

(via Daily Kos: Follow the Money Rick Perry & Abortion Edition)

Protest Caused by Unruly Bunch in Control

A worldwide audience saw those in control flouting rules, chucking out tradition, ignoring common sense and doing whatever they had to do to get their way. They debased our proud, prestigious chamber in the name of an ideology focused on undermining women’s health and women’s rights.

It’s ironic (to put it kindly) that these folks who so shamelessly ignored the rules to get their way have now, insultingly, applied the “unruly” label to the citizens who packed into their Texas Capitol on Tuesday.


Here’s a short list of just some of Tuesday’s stunning rules determinations:

  • They ruled that current Texas abortion restrictions aren’t germane to a discussion of a bill containing new abortion restrictions.
  • They ruled that Roe v. Wade, the famous Supreme Court decision guaranteeing a woman’s constitutional right to make decisions about her body, isn’t germane to a discussion of a bill that would severely limit a woman’s right to make such decisions.
  • They broke an express promise that senators would vote on whether Sen. Wendy Davis could continue her filibuster.
  • They repeatedly refused to recognize Democratic senators who rose with “parliamentary inquiries.”
  • They inappropriately recognized a Republican who wanted to throw out my motion to appeal a ruling — wrongly taking the floor from me and giving it to someone they agreed with.
  • They cut off the filibuster under a rule saying there can be only three findings that a speaker addressed a non-germane point — even though there were only two such findings on Davis.
The guy’s hair is too messy to look like Rick Perry.

The guy’s hair is too messy to look like Rick Perry.

Tx. Gov. Rick Perry Calls Immediate Special Session on Redistricting to Enact Discriminatory Maps

This is the kind of story national news media skips over, leaving Eric Holder unchecked to crawl straight up their asses.

Quit whining to me about what the DoJ is doing to you when you barely make a peep about the DoJ not protecting people’s capacity to vote.

thepeoplesrecord:

250th Texas prisoner executed under Rick PerryNovember 2, 2012
When Donnie Roberts received a lethal injection Wednesday night from the state of Texas, he became the 250th prisoner to be executed during Rick Perry’s tenure as governor. Roberts, a former crack addict who murdered his girlfriend in 2003, became another symbol among a list of striking statistics that evidence, as the Guardian put it, Perry’s “continued enthusiasm for punishing murder with death.”
Perry has presided over more executions than any other governor in U.S. modern history (partly owing to his long tenure of 12 years).
George W. Bush, Perry’s predecessor, oversaw 152 executions, breaking the record for the highest rate of executions while governor (from 1995 to 2000).
Perry has granted 31 death row commutations, 28 of them owing to a 2005 Supreme Court decision prohibiting the execution of minors.
In 2001, Perry vetoed abillthat banned the execution of the mentally disabled. Considerations in Texas of whether someone is incompetent for execution are based on inspiration from the fictional character Lennie from Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men.” On October 2012, 44-year-old Jonathan Green was given the lethal injection for murder, despite his attorneys’ protests that he was mentally ill and incompetent for execution. In August this year, Texas executed Marvin Wilson despite his having an IQ of 61 and being medically diagnosed as “mentally retarded.”
In 2011,Texas executed Mexican national Humberto Garcia, despite the fact that he had been denied his right to assistance from the Mexican consulate—a move which many legal experts worried was a violation of international law. “Texas is not bound by a foreign court’s ruling,” Perry spokeswoman Katherine Cesinger said when questioned about the matter.
In 1994, 17-year-old Napoleon Beazley shot John Luttig during an attempted carjacking. The New Republic reported, “John Luttig’s son, Michael Luttig, went on to become a U.S. District Judge. When the case reached the U.S. Supreme Court, three justices—Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and David Souter—had to recuse themselves because they had relationships with Michael. The remaining six justices voted 3-3 on Beazley’s appeal, with the tie resulting in a rejection. Beazley was executed in 2002. The Supreme Court laterbanned executions for offenders under 18in 2005.”
In 2004 — in perhaps the Governor’s most controversial execution case — Perry refused to grant a stay of execution to Cameron Todd Willingham, who was sentenced to death for murdering his three children with arson. Although the governor was sent a report by an arson expert casting serious doubt on the evidence against Todd Willingham, Perry allowed the execution to go ahead. (The case became the subject of David Grann’s famous New Yorkerinvestigation.
There are approximately 285 offenders presently on Texas death row — six of them since the 1970s.
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because it needs tags and California needs to vote for Prop. 34 and 36 on Tuesday.

thepeoplesrecord:

250th Texas prisoner executed under Rick Perry
November 2, 2012

When Donnie Roberts received a lethal injection Wednesday night from the state of Texas, he became the 250th prisoner to be executed during Rick Perry’s tenure as governor. Roberts, a former crack addict who murdered his girlfriend in 2003, became another symbol among a list of striking statistics that evidence, as the Guardian put it, Perry’s “continued enthusiasm for punishing murder with death.”

  • Perry has presided over more executions than any other governor in U.S. modern history (partly owing to his long tenure of 12 years).
  • George W. Bush, Perry’s predecessor, oversaw 152 executions, breaking the record for the highest rate of executions while governor (from 1995 to 2000).
  • Perry has granted 31 death row commutations, 28 of them owing to a 2005 Supreme Court decision prohibiting the execution of minors.
  • In 2001, Perry vetoed abillthat banned the execution of the mentally disabled. Considerations in Texas of whether someone is incompetent for execution are based on inspiration from the fictional character Lennie from Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men.” On October 2012, 44-year-old Jonathan Green was given the lethal injection for murder, despite his attorneys’ protests that he was mentally ill and incompetent for execution. In August this year, Texas executed Marvin Wilson despite his having an IQ of 61 and being medically diagnosed as “mentally retarded.”
  • In 2011,Texas executed Mexican national Humberto Garcia, despite the fact that he had been denied his right to assistance from the Mexican consulate—a move which many legal experts worried was a violation of international law. “Texas is not bound by a foreign court’s ruling,” Perry spokeswoman Katherine Cesinger said when questioned about the matter.
  • In 1994, 17-year-old Napoleon Beazley shot John Luttig during an attempted carjacking. The New Republic reported, “John Luttig’s son, Michael Luttig, went on to become a U.S. District Judge. When the case reached the U.S. Supreme Court, three justices—Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and David Souter—had to recuse themselves because they had relationships with Michael. The remaining six justices voted 3-3 on Beazley’s appeal, with the tie resulting in a rejection. Beazley was executed in 2002. The Supreme Court laterbanned executions for offenders under 18in 2005.”
  • In 2004 — in perhaps the Governor’s most controversial execution case — Perry refused to grant a stay of execution to Cameron Todd Willingham, who was sentenced to death for murdering his three children with arson. Although the governor was sent a report by an arson expert casting serious doubt on the evidence against Todd Willingham, Perry allowed the execution to go ahead. (The case became the subject of David Grann’s famous New Yorkerinvestigation.
  • There are approximately 285 offenders presently on Texas death row — six of them since the 1970s.

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because it needs tags and California needs to vote for Prop. 34 and 36 on Tuesday.

The Texas governor was greeted at a restaurant in Anderson, S.C., by a young woman who posed for a photo with the Texas governor while saying it is “good to see someone as homophobic and racist as you.”
buzzfeed:

mattstopera:

Amy did an AWESOME job with these.
(via Rick Perry Dr. Seuss Books)

In real life, it’s probably not a good idea to eat rainbow-colored ham.

buzzfeed:

mattstopera:

Amy did an AWESOME job with these.

(via Rick Perry Dr. Seuss Books)

In real life, it’s probably not a good idea to eat rainbow-colored ham.

Hitler Finds Out Rick Perry Completely Failed at the CNBC Debate (by StuffIMake)

Rick Perry opened the barn door wide open for this shameless mocking of Republicans, conflating them with Nazis in another Hitler/Downfall video.

If you don’t laugh at it, you don’t know how to take a joke. If you doubt me, ask noted comedienne Laura Ingraham about Perry being a source of humor.

Rick Perry: “I’m really not worried about the president’s birth certificate [but] it’s fun to poke at him a little bit and say ‘hey, how about let’s see your grades and your birth certificate."

socialistexan:

paxamericana:

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I think this speaks for itself.

I’m sorry, that does not, but this does:

Rick Perry’s Texas A&M Transcript
As Texas governor, Rick Perry spent tens of millions in taxpayer money to lure some of the nation’s leading mortgage companies to expand their business in his state, calling it a national model for creating jobs. But the plan backfired. Just as the largest banks began receiving public cash, they aggressively ramped up risky lending. Within four years, the banks were out of business and homeowners across Texas faced foreclosure.

In the end, the state paid $35 million to subsidize it… As Perry offered $20 million in grants to Countrywide and $15 million to Washington Mutual Inc. – each blamed for having a major role in one of the country’s most serious recessions – he took in tens of thousands of their dollars for his gubernatorial campaign.