New Information Might Help Send Rick Perry Straight to Prison

Bvb3Rt7IAAEnKp9.jpg-largeBy now most people have heard about Texas Governor Rick Perry being indicted on two felonies for abuse of power and coercion of a public servant.

If convicted, Perry faces anywhere from 5-99 years for the first count and between two and ten years for the second.

Naturally, Perry has denied these allegations. He’s claiming that his actions were within the law when he threatened to, and ultimately did, veto $7.5 million in funding to the Travis County Public Integrity. He did so because District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg refused to resign from her position at the TCPI following a DUI conviction.

And as it just so happens, Ms. Lehmberg was investigating Perry’s office for possible corruption charges during the time of her DUI.

Which is where the real heart of this entire story lies. Because had she resigned from her position at the TCPI, Rick Perry would have been the person who chose her replacement.

Pretty convenient, right? Nothing like being able to handpick the replacement for the person investigating you for corruption.

The “reasoning” Perry is using is that her conviction for a DUI made her unfit to hold her position.

And while he might have a point, that still doesn’t justify him using his power as governor to unlawfully try to blackmail and intimidate anyone. Which is exactly what he did.  And in my opinion, he clearly broke the law.

He doesn’t deny making the threat, which he later carried out.  So now it’s just getting down to the legal aspect of whether or not what he did was legal. Which is what the trial will hopefully tell us.

Well, a new bit of information coming from the Dallas Morning News might very well be what strips all credibility from Perry’s “defense” of his actions, proving he did indeed abuse his power as Governor of Texas.

It seems that during Perry’s time as governor there have been two other District Attorneys who were convicted of DUI’s, but Perry didn’t push for them to resign.

In 2002, Swisher County District Attorney Terry McEachern was arrested in New Mexico after a family called into police reporting someone swerving into oncoming traffic and driving off the shoulder of the road.

Then in 2009, Kaufman County District Attorney Rick Harrison was arrested after driving the wrong way down a street and hitting another car. Oh, by the way, this incident was actually Harrison’s second DWI conviction.

Just in case you’re wondering, both of these men are Republicans and neither were investigating Perry’s office for corruption.

But it gets better. According to Progress Texas in 2011, former Republican state representative Jim Stick was convicted of drunk driving. Since that conviction he’s been appointed as chief legal council for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

So we have four different individuals who were convicted of driving drunk while Rick Perry has been governor. Three of those individuals were Republicans, one was a Democrat. Two of the three Republicans were District Attorneys who weren’t asked to resign by Rick Perry. While the third was actually allowed to take a prominent legal position within a state agency.

But when it came to the fourth, the Democrat investigating Rick Perry for corruption, he used threats and blackmail to try to force her to resign from her position so that he could personally choose her replacement.

For someone to look at this information and not see that Perry clearly had political motives behind his actions towards Lehmberg is either incredibly naive or just flat-out lying.

There’s no way Perry can rationally go into a courtroom and make a case as to why he felt Lehmberg should have been removed from her position when he clearly had no problem with these other two Republican District Attorneys staying in office following their DUI convictions.

In my opinion, it’s clearly obvious what happened here. Rosemary Lehmberg was investigating Perry’s office on possible corruption charges. Then following her DUI conviction, Perry saw an opportunity to get rid of her. So he used his position as governor to try to intimidate, threaten and blackmail Ms. Lehmberg into resigning, because if she resigned, he would have been able to choose her replacement.

Because nothing at all sounds corrupt about a governor using their power to try to force the resignation of someone investigating his office for corruption, knowing that he would be able to personally handpick whomever would take over the investigation.

Na, that doesn’t sound corrupt at all.  


Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Terri Risko Pagliaro

    I’m not the type to spread the conspiracy theory thing but has anyone else thought the video of her arrest seemed not only drunk but maybe drugged? I cannot imagine a person in her position to behave the way she did without something more than alcohol prompting it. I’m referring to the possibility that she could have been slipped a drug to make her seem out of control.

    • Donnie Royce Mayfield

      I agree 100%

    • The woman had a bottle of vodka in her car when she was pulled over. Don’t get confused and think her position of power makes her better than anyone — she was completely BLOTTO.

      • djtejas

        That may be true, but it is still has no bearing on Perry committing an illegal act of coercion to get her to step down. There are proper channels to have someone removed, but he knew it would not work since the Texas legal system had already made the decision she could stay in her position.

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

        it does have bearing if U are a FOX “news” tete suckler

      • wingr47

        WAS the bottle opened when She was stopped? That part was left out. I’ve driven many times with a bottle of booze in the car, unopened. But Hey Jack, in some states even an unopened bottle must be carried in the trunk of a car. Why don’t We have ONE SET of laws that apply nation wide?

      • Beartx

        States’ rights.

    • wingr47

      Don’t watch much reality TV do Ya. Watch a few dozen COPS reruns.

  • Jim Bean

    What goes around comes around.

  • Jo Clark

    The GOP is desperately trying to turn this into an issue of whether he had the veto power to veto funding for her office. Do not let them get by with this. Keep spreading the information!! It’s about using his veto power to strong-arm an official to resign to put his own crony in there so he could halt an investigation of his corruption. I so badly want to see this arrogant corrupt politician fall hard.

    • Julie Wickstrom

      I hope all the republicans that are crying about executive power abuse back him so hard. 🙂

      • Me

        Why?

      • wingr47

        There’s no way an intelligent person can trust this SOB. He uses a macho attitude to inflate His massive ego and that impresses a certain type of person. I like Texas, I really do. I’ve worked in the state several times and I like Texans too which makes Me wonder how such good people could get such lousy leaders.

      • Harley Wasacasie

        Texas loves electing [email protected] republicans, lol.

      • I’m me who are you

        Fear and loathing.

      • Brandi Tadlock

        Try living here as a Democrat. It’s maddening. You should see the a**clowns running for state offices, now (in contests other than the Governor’s race) – our candidates are unbelievably more qualified to do the jobs, but they’re facing uphill battles against people who list their stances on the 2nd amendment and being pro-life, as their credentials. The Comptroller’s race is the worst. We get it, Hegar. You’re super-conservative on wedge issues that are irrelevant to the job description -but how does that qualify you to analyze and audit a multi-billion dollar state budget, to predict available funding for the next 2 years, better than a CPA, who’s a former CFO, with an MBA in finance? It’s ridiculous.

      • STFUTWIT

        LMMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And the democrat controlled cities are ssooo safe and “productive”….

      • STFUTWIT

        Guess your referring to Davis…..she’ll NEVER make it here…..

      • Julie Wickstrom

        The backers will look like huge hypocrites. That’s why.

      • Me

        He’s a scumbag.

  • Pipercat

    Bigus Rickus isn’t worried about the first charge of abuse of official capacity. He’s worried about the second charge surrounding coercion of a public official. The issue of the line item veto is not germane to this case. It was legal. The problem comes from the threat he issued before the veto. Had my Gubner just vetoed the funding, oh well. Instead he tried to have is cake and eat it too. What has him worried are reports that he even offered Lehmberg another job if she would resign. If this allegation is supported by fact, the word oops doesn’t ever begin to describe the mess my Governor is in.

    • Tom Feuhrer

      For the guv, it’s a case of open mouth, insert foot.

      • Pipercat

        Looks like “oops” has become a four letter word to Bigus.

      • Stephen Barlow

        He’s sucking his own dick on this one.

      • Steve K

        That’s an image I don’t need whilst I’m eating. Thanks :

      • hollyh58

        Foot in mouth disease?

    • Glenna Jones-Kachtik

      Love the Bigus Rickus…..Kin I assume to Bigus Dickus of Monty Python fame????

      • Pipercat

        Yep, Silly Asaurus didn’t seem to fit!

      • Hudson Valley RPA

        He has a wife, you know.

      • Hoof Hearted

        poor thing, welded to a creeper like him.

      • Stephen Barlow

        That’s with two s’s.

    • Stephen Barlow

      I am not sure it was legal if it was used as an extortion tool and ultimately as a way to close open investigations into his corruption and graft.

      That WAS the main reason the woman was targeted correct?

      That makes 5 redpublican Governors under investigation for corruption. There under indictment and one actually on trial and headed for prison.

      • Pipercat

        We are talking about Gubner Oops here. My take, for what it’s worth, is he actually believed he had the authority to weigh in on the matter; beyond the veto. The first charge may come into play if the coercion charge has some teeth to it.

      • Stephen Barlow

        His delusion, being ignorance of the law, is no excuse for breaking it. NIXON thought he was justified in corrupting an election and Bush proved TWICE that the only way a Redpublican can is by cheating.

      • Pipercat

        No not ignorance, arrogance.

      • Stephen Barlow

        They both seem to have teeth, expandable jaws like a snake and a bone crushing bite like a crocodile.

      • Pipercat

        The coercion charge is the lynchpin. His chosen successor has surfaced. Knock that domino over and well, the rest will follow.

      • Stephen Barlow

        I think Wendy Davis will win on her own, but A Perry Trial before the election will slice Abbott deep. Most people don;t realize how hard the Democrats are working to help Hispanics to get the proper ID and get registered to vote. Abbott Supported sending ARMED SOLDIERS to the border to managed prepubescent children in detainment. That just punches every mother in the belly. WOmen will swarm against Abbott at the polls as well.

      • Pipercat

        We shall indeed, see. Leticia is my State Senator, btw. Watch that race too. She’s a velvet hammer!!!

      • Learjet

        He’s definitely not the brightest bulb in the chandelier, so perhaps he really was ignorant regarding the law, not that it matters. He’s a criminal, ignorant or not, and it couldn’t happen to a more deserving man.

    • kittysmom

      I’m as ready as anybody to see this creep behind bars for 99 years but, Pipercat, how, exactly, do you know what this lunatic is or isn’t worried about? What gives you the authority to know his thoughts on this? Or to report them publicly? Is your clairvoyance trustworthy? If so, how?

      • Guest40

        I think the bigger question is how can any of us assume this A-hole actually has thoughts.

      • Pipercat

        Your comment is what’s called a fallacious appeal to ignorance.

        When this story hit the fan, there were numerous reports that analyzed various responses by Perry and his legal team; moreover, they tact they used at the time was to discredit and smear the current Travis County District Attorney. People who are far better connected (with far larger platforms) to Austin politics were the ones who originally drew this conclusion. In fact, it caused quite the stir! So don’t shoot the messenger.

        Oh -one last thing, the last sentence of my original comment was conditional. Conditional on whether the was supporting evidence of coercion. Although both words begin with the letter C, there’s a big difference between conclusion and clairvoyance.

      • kittysmom

        I can think of a few C-words to shoot right back at you — clueless, condescending, cowardly, crazed, caca, crackpot, cranky, . . . Ah! The list goes on and on.

        I was not impressed with your lame attempt at reading Prick Perry’s mind. I am not impressed with your even-lamer attempt at reading mine. I am, however, highly amused by your delusions of verbal grandeur.

        Please, keep the funnies coming!

      • Pipercat

        Ad hominems, nice! Nice touch insomuch that you are using both the direct and circumstantial variants.

    • hollyh58

      Man, your post just made me laugh. Biggus Rickus. You might be a Monty Python fan if . . .

      • Pipercat

        When he’s no longer Gubner, you’re to call him Loretta!

      • Steve K

        and he wants to have a baby!

  • Guest

    If DUI’s, alcohol and drug abuse barred one from holding public office George Bush would never have had the opportunity to screw up country…along with 50% of all public officials.

    • badphairy

      Drug test them, not welfare recipients.

      • Lturner1959

        Both

      • fragtal

        It costs way more for the drug testing than the state will save by cutting off welfare recipients who do drugs. Rick Scott found that out!

      • badphairy

        Exactly. The only people who still want to drug test welfare recipients want to do it because they think it makes them feel ashamed. Newsflash, they don’t need to feel more ashamed, especially since they’re not on drugs.

        If you’re a fiscal conservative, there is no reason to waste hundreds of thousands of dollars on drug testing to catch a couple of people other than you have a hard-on for punishing people you don’t know..

      • fragtal

        Having a day or two to think about this, as I recall, Ricky Scott either owned, or owned stock in the lab that handled the drug testing he mandated. A not so clever way to line his pockets with taxpayer money.

      • Jason Gonzales

        you are correct about remembering. i believe he sat on the board of one of the companies along with holding major stock in it.

      • George Nestico

        He and his wife owned it, supposedly she is now the owner, anyway it was a win win for scott as all that tax payer money went into his wife’s pocket, at 500 plus per test, if they failed they lose their food stamps and they have to cover the cost, if they pass the state covers the cost either way the money goes to scott, there never would have been a drug test had he not owned the lab. # of people who failed is less than Ten out of thousands.

      • Stephen Barlow

        A drug panel really only costs about $25 to do.

      • 2mycallie

        $25 times how many tests? = pure profit, greed and corruption!

      • Stephen Barlow

        But Scott’s wife was charging HUNDREDS of dollars for this service from the state. Remember, Rick Scott is the most successful Medicare FRAUDSTER in history ($1.7 BILLION), do you think his WIFE isn’t a cheating fraud too?

        HOW he got the retired people in Florida to vote for him i’ll NEVER KNOW.

      • Drew Bright

        He was allowed to sign his interest in that company over to his wife and this, through arcane legalese, eliminates any potential ‘conflict of interest’ under Florida law..

      • Stephen Barlow

        He still does, but with Redpublican’s running the state, he’ll never face a jury.

      • Steve K

        I thought it was something to do with his wife – working or owning that company?

      • Stephen Barlow

        Less TANF and Food Stamp recipients use drugs than do employed people.

      • ccaffrey

        Or, as I mentioned above, by limiting the testing of those receiving government assistance (like bail-outs) to the POOR! It’s also of crucial importance to know that MANY over-the-counter drugs, particularly cold remedies, AS WELL AS COMMON DRUGS LIKE ANTIBIOTICS, can give false positives in urine samples and create a world of misery for people who ARE clean but are assumed to be lying…just because they are poor!!

      • Dam Spahn

        Rick Scott doesn’t care because: 1, we suckers pay for for frivolous drug testing, not him, and 2, he owns the drug testing company.

      • Stephen Barlow

        But drug testing elected officials will save us all millions if not billions. And if they fail, it comes out of their final paycheck. LOL

      • Steve K

        Using the test company his wife works at, or owns. Some such hypocritical, corrupt, and/or fraudulent shenanigans….

      • ccaffrey

        They HAVE been drug testing public assistance recipients and found VERY low percentages of them test positive. What IS this OBSESSION with humiliating poor people (like they are not humiliated ENIOUGH!!) Quit being hypocritical and start demanding drug testing of all federal contractors! We have companies that have been found criminally guilty of largescale fraud who are allowed to pay a fine…and continue getting government contracts!! Since we bailed out the banks, make all Wall Street execs and traders pee in a jar! My guess is you’d hit the motherlode of those pumped up on amphetamines and cocaine (Shoot, that might even make a dent in the business of the drug lords terrorizing Mexico and Central America!) The classism in this country is sickenting, particularly since the 1% are doing everything they can to help create a poverty class who’ll work for shit wages, with no protections, and no legal recourse against the oppressors.

      • js121

        Someone should tell OCCUPIED Red State Governor Snyder that it’s a waste of taxpayer $$ to drug test welfare recipients cause that’s what he’s pulling now, too. Money? They talk about balanced budgets yet they have Plenty of Money to throw away on proven failures. Hypocrites and Fascists!!

      • badphairy

        Great content, too bad the tone takes away from your points.

    • Guest

      Neither would Obama or Clinton.

      • Brian Daniels

        Neither of which was ever convicted of DUI.

      • STFUTWIT

        Yet convicted by the WORLD on being UTTERLY stupid….LMMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • fofo

      What people do on their own time is no concern of mine as long as they don’t screw up on my time. Bush was incompetent, and it has nothing to do with his drunken days. Chaney called all the shots almost to the end, until Bush finally realized it.

      I think the point of that story was not about drinking it was about that lying hypocrite Texan redneck of a governor who used double standard in his actions, not only for political gain but also to cover up his own corruption.

      • Mazoolie

        Bush has been retired for 6 phukin years. LET IT GO! What the hell does George Bush have to do with this savage DA’s behavior? You want that drunken savage prosecuting you for a DWI!?

      • yo mama

        Really? The neocons still blame Clinton for all kinds of issues. How ’bout YOU letting it go?

      • diamondmask

        Smoking causes cancer. Let’s just forget what smoking did? No, your legacy is your legacy. For Bush, his legacy it’s two unneeded, unpaid for wars, over 4000 dead soldiers, collapse of our economy and housing market, and adding to the deficit to unheard of levels.

        And we’re just supposed to forget that?

      • Ronald McVay

        And what is Obama’s legacy? Can you even state one accomplishment? I can assure you that I can name many failures.

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

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      • mcsandberg

        Ah! Found a forum where you haven’t been taken down. Thought I’d let you know that alternet has cleaned your mess up.

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

        I guess that would depend in the lachrymosity of cretins such as thee,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
        still care to contest WHO is BEHIND ( financially) the tea party genesis?

        HINT: two billionaire brothers- look it up b4 U cry back

      • Pipercat

        I love the, “seal team six” retort…

      • wishnwell

        Name them. Everyone of them. According to you there is a whole laundry list. So name them. I can’t think of one.

      • SillyBilly

        Health care …got Bin Laden…pulled us out of the 2 Great Depression

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

        get ready Ronnie baybeeee———————!!!
        (a) got us OUT of the depression
        (b) killed bin ladin– and 11 of his TOP 12 generals
        (c) saved GM; keeping a TON of jobs and keeping that MONEY in America
        (d) women now equal pay w men
        (e) veterans NOW getting faster– and easier- access to housing
        (f) existing homes prices soaring again
        (g) NEW homes being built at fastest pace since 2005
        (h) unemployment DROPPEED to 6.18%
        (I) JOB PARTICIPATION RATE now climbing
        (j) stock market at all time high
        (k) corporate PROFITS at all time highs
        (L) million more now have GOOD insurance( not the older crap which covered NOTHING)
        (m) USA lowest need for FOREIGN oil in 5 decades
        (n) deficit SHRINKING in fastest pace since IKE
        (o) DEBT also slowing faster than anticipated
        (p) gays NOT hassled in military (see: EQUALITY)
        (q) credit card consumer protection – we don’t get F*CKED by banks anymore
        (r) minimum wage Fed workers raised 10.10 hr
        (s) wall street reform ( see: meltdown 2007-8)
        (t) removed restriction on embryonic research
        (u) MUCH better body armor for our troops
        (v) closed OFFSHORE tax “safe”havens
        (w)INCREASED PAY& benefits for service personnel
        (x) THE FDA is now regulating tobacco
        (y) CUT ( see: spending) whitehouse aides pay to $100,ooo per year and no raises
        (z) totally infuriated FOX “news” liars and crybabies,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,especially Hannity & pirro (UGH!)
        ************************************************************
        so sorry! I ran out of letters to continue– should I implement NUMBERS???? YOU LOSE Ronnie baybeeeeeeeeeeeeee

      • Ronald McVay

        Hey! Stay delusional. Anyone still defending Obama just isn’t paying attention. Maybe a game of golf would help clear your mind. Although it doesn’t seem to work for Obama. What I see as his legacy is a runaway national debt, terrorists more threatening than ever and a president that doesn’t appear to care. I guess it’s all perspective. I seem to have misplaced my rose colored glasses.

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

        debt slowing ( see: facts) terrorists “threatening” MORE THAN EVER? does this include all ( 27 so far) top al qeada and Taliban scumbags taken out under THIS administration ? shall we REVIEW the 3 major ( and several domestic) attacks under the PRIOR administration showing how SAFE we were then???
        ================================================================================
        now- about those silly 4400PLUS dead American soldiers and thousands MAIMED for LIFE under the PRIOR administration ( see: republican safety)wars which were UNPAID for ( but cheney/ haliburton got HUGELY wealthy)
        ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, sarah palin anyone? ted ” Canada / cuba” cruz???? GOV RICK PERRY???
        ********************************************************************************************************************
        PRAISE JEEEESUS! get a nice white Christian regressive republican in office—

      • js121

        And, you obviously prefer to live under Koch’s Birchers who are Fascists, eh? The Debt? The trillions you talk about matters NOTHING to YOUR pocketbook. It is a debt we owe to ourselves and china’s buy in is so small that it makes no difference how much they own of our debt. YOU are dillusional as you can’t block out Birch ‘noise’ to make good decisions. Sorry for you!!! Your glasses, btw, are clouded!

      • Nunyabusiness

        (a) Wrong. His inept policies prolonged the depression.
        (b) Wrong again. Seal Team 6 killed Bin Laden.
        (c) Wrong. GM would have survived a bankruptcy just like many other large companies have.
        (d) Wrong. That has been the law since 1963.
        (e) Wrong. Don’t even know where you get that from.
        (f) Existing home prices are being artificially inflated again just like the ’90s and early 2Ks. Who is buying all these houses to support the market?
        (g) Perhaps, but who is buying them?
        (h) Wrong. As of July 31, 2014 the real unemployment rate is at 12.6%
        (i) Wrong. Job participation has only been lower a total of 5 months in the USA since that statistic started being tracked.
        (j) True
        (k) Mostly true
        (l) Wrong. Having a 5k-6k deductible that most insured will never meet is worse than having no insurance. It gives people a FALSE sense that they have insurance.
        (m) Wrong. Oil imports are lower than they have been since 1997, but still higher than any time before that.
        (n) Sort of true. Kind of hard not to shrink deficit spending when your first two years you spend more than any other president has ever spent in 4 years.
        (o) Only because most people anticipated Obama deficit spending 1+ trillion every year like he did for his first four.
        (p) Mostly true
        (q) Wrong. You still get fucked by credit card companies, they just have to tell you first.
        (r) So what? The more minimum wage goes up the more everyone else’ wage goes down AND the less the dollar is worth.
        (s) Mostly wrong. Wall Street still crooked as hell. Look at point (j).
        (t) Mostly true
        (u) Not thanks to US government. Independently developed and sold to individuals until government was shamed into upgrading.
        (v) Mostly untrue. Some loopholes closed, but many still exist.
        (w) Barely, and actually increased at a lower rate than required by law.
        (x) ?? So ??
        (y) Wrong. According to the White House staff make over 100k per year.
        (z) Traitors tend to infuriate all real patriots.
        YES, it is treasonous to give weapons to our enemies. The enemy of our enemy is not always our friend. Libya militias.
        It is also treasonous to allow a blatant invasion of the country through the southern border.
        You did have a few (very few) valid points, but most of them were wrong.

      • Ronald McVay

        Great response.

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

        im not going to re refute ur nonsense: my numbers come from CBO and US treasury: and our USAGE of foreign oil is DOWN – best in 5 decades on a pro-rated scale. lily ledbetter act ( his FIRST legislation) made it mandatory for women to get equal pay=———– this president killed all those radical scumbags- happens on his watch: he gets credit- example: even though the REPUBS made us lose the overrated AAA credit rating….obamas administration gets the dubious credit for it. GW bush had YEARS to kill those scumbags and didn’t,,,, Obama gets credit. (E) just ’cause U say WRONG doesn’t make it so— go to VA website and do some home work B4 U spew as most regressive do— spewage with NO facts. (Y) white house AIDES limited to 100K per yr. again; do some home work B4 U spew stupidity (X) so??? please!!! (Q) once informed U can opt out; B4 it happens; NOT after– ergo U err! (A) depression ending doesn’t turn on a F*CKING dime- especially with obfuscatory repubs in congress doing their best to slow and stop( see: filibuster) any policy which can help,
        ===============================================================================
        but————- ( donnncha HATE when some libtard says “BUT”) your initial lachrymose claim was ” can U state even ONE accomplishment”?,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and I have “VIS A VIS” not only crushed that white trash regressive rant of yours ( by using CBO and US TREASURY among others) FACTS,,, but supplied enough to show -in comparison to the PRIOR destructive administration– that THIS president is superb for ALL AMERICANS and ALL AMERICANS seeking EQUALITY: not just atavistic regressive white religious trash who show how they hate all that’s NOT aging/male/”Christian” and Caucasian.
        PS- my girlfriend has ACA and pays NOTHING ( a monthly credit accrued to her offsets payment) and I will sign up in November after I re do my ” books” to show whats needed….im a self employed chef ( 100% cash business) and also a 2nd L.L.C. to do antique car shows here in SE florida which will be about 80% cash and the rest rolled over in the LLC for at least 2 yrs
        ===============================================================================
        now– about that ” one accomplishment…………”

      • Ronald McVay

        Well I can see that there is absolutely no help for you. You have been completely brainwashed. It’s a shame because you seem like an intelligent individual and should be able to see through the mirage that has been cast your way. One day you’ll have a revelation. I did.

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

        sounds like u realize how pitiful and jejune your initial claim is–
        now– about obamas “one” accomplishment diatribe–
        would U like your crow fried or sautéed?

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

        sounds like your anathemal view of FACTS has Ur brain functioning at such a high level that none of us “libtards” could EVER approach thy mythological status.
        revelation? Hmmmmmm,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, how about ” when your idiotic religion ( voodoo) fully cures and DOCUMENTS an amputee I will have a revelation. OR maybe when regressive republican legislation includes ALL americans ( not just male white trash christian scumbags) in the pursuit of EQUAL equality ( see: women/ gays / minorities)

      • Stephen Barlow

        S&P 500 over 2000 for the first time ever prtty much refutes any and everything you have to say.

      • Fuck libtards

        Do you just sit around and wait for Obama’s cock to enter your mouth? That can be the only explanation for your lecherous celebration of the WORST FUCKING PRESIDENT EVER. Do us all a favor and go eat your soy cakes until you grow ovaries and morph into the bitch you already are internally.

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

        don’t touch soy,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and U are a white trash crybaby small dicked loser with no money and a receding hairline with a poorly built body————- keep suckling the flaccid tete of FOX “news’ and jerking ur micropenis to internet porn while praising JEEEESUS– poor little regressive white trash!! we LOVE U guys when U come on these site– we really do!! ,,,,,,,,,should U be in a nice white trash house of VOODOO( church) praising JEEEEESUS???

      • Nunyabusiness

        Your lies are still lies even if you say you got the number from a legit site.

        Lets go in order of you lies.
        Oil imports are down lower than they have been in 17 years, not 50 as you claim. Prorating is for people that don’t have facts that fit their numbers
        The EQUAL PAY ACT of 1963 made it federal law that pay must be the same for same job regardless of sex, and worked 99.9% of the time. Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 is redundant and bull shit.
        Obama had nothing to do with killing Bin Laden except maybe to so… go.
        (e) I am a VETERAN and it is no easier or harder to get a home loan now than it was 10 years ago.
        (y) Ok, Maybe I was wrong once… when it came to WH aids pay. Maybe.
        (x) YES! So the fuck what? Besides it is an unauthorized, unconstitutional use of federal power.
        (q) You could ALWAYS opt out. All you had to do was be a semi-intellegent consumer, keep up with your credit card statements and pay off the balance… just like now.
        (a) WAAA!!! Obama spent 6 TRILLION in deficit spending in his first four years. More than GWB did his entire 8, yet you say congress (which he controlled for the first 2 years 100%) wouldn’t fund him?
        You did not use CBO or US Treasury numbers and if you did you read them wrong. What’s wrong? Anything too large to count on your fingers confuse the hell out of you?
        ALL plans on the ACA exchanges (unless this is only in my state) have a deductible that must be met before it pays a penny, except one. Unless your girfriend is getting the most expensive Platinum plan for free (Is that what you are saying?) she has to pay a deductible first.
        Also you did just say that you are going “cook the books” to cheat the system and that is supposed to prove that the ACA is working.

        If you want to piss off a liberal, tell them the truth.
        If you want to piss off a conservative, tell them a lie.
        The truth seems to have really worked you up.

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

        (Q) thou art semi intelligent as U spelled it IN correctly– and the “E” isn’t near the “I” on the keyboard (e) have U TRIED to get a loan lately? NO? U are incorrect– hit me with numerical facts b4 ur white trash regressive scumbag religious ass returns (x) unconstitutional? really? and it passed? gee- ya might be a crybaby shitbag avoiding facts. ACA– her monthly is zero w her govt payback–COVENTRY is her “plan”…primary care is ZERO,,,, prescriptions 2 dollars,,,,specialist: 25.00,,,,emergency 100 dollars. she is COVERED unlike the scum that was existing; OBAMA pays 296.26 per month which is her MONTHLY )( HMO carelink) plus dental for 10 dollars amonth. KEEP CRYING and showing how well educated U are– (a) Reagan nearly TRIPLE debt/ bush more ( 105%) than doubled debt. Obama took it from 10.786 trillion to 17plus trillion, roughly 57%- look it up b4 ur next regressive beer and moose hunt. OPT OUT? agreed— most cretins don’t read the fine print- that’s why banks are scum as they know that– irrelevant as YOU SAID he didn’t do anything– he did; U lose again. PRO rating the oil numbers are factoring in (a) import numbers (b) population size (c) median price of OIL – not gas- (d) median income of the average of ALL americans income ( taxable) (e) prorate it in comparison to GDP as well as import / export ratios pertaining ONLY to oil. (f) prorated with numbers pertaining to consumer use VS commercial use ( a bullshit number yes) IE; yours and mine use VS united airways use. GRANTED– these numbers are twisted and can be juggled any way someone seems fit but im simply reporting what I have read — go bitch at GOVT CBO website and economists opinions………………. OBAMA has authorized the use of American firepower and technology to kill these bastards– BUSH got ZEEEEE-RO: so again: ur ass loses saying Obama didn’t do anything. If McCain was pres and did it U crybabies would be passing out cigars.

      • Nunyabusiness

        I know this is one of the most liberal sites there are.
        I know that many of this sites followers are so liberal that they make John Lennon look like a conservative war hawk.
        This site makes Huffington Post look positively conservative in comparison. That doesn’t mean I should not try to help fellow Americans like you break free of their ignorance.
        In reply to you shemale…
        (q) Oh fuck. One spelling error in my entire post. Oh no, what ever shall I do?
        (e) I AM a vet and took out VA home loans both ten years ago AND less than 1 month ago. BOTH were very easy to get with ZERO hassle. No more OR less paperwork. Like I said, no harder of easier.
        If you are white, why do you hate yourself so much? Did you own
        slaves? Did you mother of father? How about any of your grandparents?
        No? Then why all the self hate?
        If you are black, why all the racism towards whites? Did some white man own you, your parents or grandparents? No, so again why all the hate?
        Have I mentioned any religion? Anything at all? For all you know I am agnostic. Nice red herring.
        (x) Yes, unconstitutional. Is that specific power SPECIFICALLY given to the federal government in the Constitution? If not then the 10th amendment specifically forbids it.
        Perhaps in your state is IS possible for freeloaders to get the best plan for free. In my state the ONLY plan without a deductible that must be paid first costs over $700 per month.
        (a) Obama spent more in 4 years than Reagan OR Bush did in 8. Truth pissing you off again?
        Your original statement was the we are importing less oil than ever in the last 50 years. I proved you wrong, you decided to change it to a prorated #.
        Even Jimmy Carter would have given a go order to kill UBL if he was President at the time, and he was the biggest pussy ever to be President. UBL was not found at a confirmed location that wasn’t in a mass of innocent civilians while Bush was President or he also would have given a go. I did not say Obama didn’t say “go ahead and kill him”. I said Obama didn’t kill him.

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

        a- im a self employed middle aged white man living in SE florida ( im native) and I hate everyone who is extreme. white/black/Asian/martian etc– so if U cannot figure out my hatred towards white trash regressives
        who have proven their hatred towards all others who are NOT white /Christian/ republican then I guess I am bereft of the ability to convey that VIA writings here. I abhor al Sharpton and jesse Jackson; two self titled “liberals” who adhere to the same smarm that scum such as malkin and beck and Limbaugh spew. it is easier for veterans; and NOW ( of course after this dialoge) U lay claim to ” I got one one month ago” which is unprovable BS. Reagan near TRIPLE debt; GW went up 105%,,,,obama 57%.. that’s the facts. allow me to help ur white trash crybaby mind with numbers anyone can sink teeth into::: what would U prefer for your family and yourself? (A) tripling your income (B) 105% increase of YOUR income (C) 57% increase of YOUR income? so– allow me to extrapolate for UUUUU– would U rather have your personal debt ( a) tripled (b) up 105% or (c) up 57%? see: arithmetic and fact DO marry quite well! also– if having the FDA regulate pea pods or aspirin or tobacco is ILLEGAL,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, they explain to my oligophrenial ass WHY is CAN BE/ actually IS??? regulating tobacco is the same as regulating airplanes working well; regulating drugs coming to a potential market,,, regulating safety in a coal mine,,,,,get the point???? (no),,,,and please NOTE: Obama gets credit for the extermination of the scum radical muslim leaders– Reagan gets credit for BERLIN WALL coming down even though his alzheimer ass didn’t lift a pick or shovel or earth mover– lily ledbetter forced the time frame of WHEN the statute of limitations is incurred; see:ledbetter VS goodyear tire and rubber. wanna try again? NO?? ( I did enjoy your whirlwind SPIN away from the FACTS pertaining to ACA— calling my state names?? rick scott(R) will be devastated! BOTTOM line is MORE money– an MORE JOBS are being fueled by the aca.

      • Nunyabusiness

        IDGAF what you believe. It is not easier or harder for veterans to get home loans now that it was 10 years ago.
        Let me put it this way for you. Would you prefer for your family to:
        (A) increase your income by $1.33T (Reagan deficit)
        (B) increase your income by $0.93T (Bush Sr. deficit)
        (C) increase your income by $2.01T (Bush Jr. deficit)
        (D) increase your income by $5.09T (Obama first four years deficit)
        You see, in his first four years Obama increased the deficit dollar amount by more than the last three Republicans combined. I agree with you that math for you liberals does seem to be hard.
        FDA, DHS, ATF, DEA DHHS, DOE, ED etc are all strictly speaking unconstitutional since they are not specifically authorized.
        Some people try to say that the General Welfare clause in Article 1, Section 8, part 1 gives the federal government power to do anything they want as long as they can construe it to be for the good of the people. That is not what the founders intended.
        Otherwise they would not have put the 10th amendment into the bill of rights.
        As far as you being diagnosed with oligophrenia, that is between you and your doctor. I was not suggesting you are retarded, just not well informed nor
        properly educated.
        Reagan DIRECTLY influenced the fall of the Berlin Wall.
        Obama was just along for the ride when it comes to the death of UBL.
        Yes, Lilly Ledbetter DID extend the amount of time to file a pay discrimination suit. It DID NOT have any impact on equal pay for women, it only extended the time you could file a complaint.
        What are you talking about with the ACA?
        This is a fact, no spin.
        Under the ACA, In my state, the ONLY plan without a deductible that must
        be paid first costs over $700 per month.

      • George Nestico

        Naunyabusiness , you sir being a Veteran are nothing less than a piece of shit, the party you support has killed or not put up for vote 8 bills put forth by the Dems and 1 independent in the last five years, Mean while putting fourth a bill that was to favor the VA but added an amendment that would have given the Keystone pipe line the OK, Which Bonner & McConnell both have stock in, then accused the Dems for not passing a Veterans bill SMH, your Party refused to extend health care for the first responders, who were dying at a rate of 10 a month, it took John Stewart to embarrass them before they acted on it, we have lost 5000 plus brave men and women, better than 65,000 wounded, to which 87 % will have a life time of health issues,37 % have lost limbs, and 22 veterans commit suicide every day, and what was the answer, from the party you support, they cut food stamps and housing assistance to over 1 million military families and Lyin Ryan wants to put veterans on a voucher, the party you support is attacking and trying to do away with the largest employer of veterans and Disabled Veterans in this country the USPO, the party you support, was willing to to put a coward draft dodger Romney in office after having elected GWB yet another coward who couldn’t even make reserve meetings that his daddy got him into so he wouldn’t have to go to Vietnam, Dick Cheny got five deferments, so what ever you do you piece of shit don’t play that Veteran card and support the party you support then call yourself a Veteran, the Party you support has done more to hurt the Veterans than war itself you stupid piece shit,and what a stupid fucking response the Seals killed ben ladin, well Obama had to give the order to do it you asshole, that takes Balls he also gave the order to save the captain, and gave the order to save the American women and the Dutch man that takes balls, Imagine had any one of those missions failed, you’d be screaming for his head, and tell me what has any Republican since Eisenhower done to move this country forward or make your life better, Fact is Obama has done more to move this country forward in less than 6 years ( despite 500 plus filibusters ) than the republicans had done in all the thirty years they held the office, and in them 30 years they have never balanced the budget and all left office with massive deficits, and in almost 6 years your party has yet to put a jobs bill forward, and one other thing you fucking moron, Obama tried working in good faith with the Republicans , they refused Ted Kennedy past away a republican took his place the balance of power no longer belonged to the dems O bama had a favorable senate for 23 days not two years, You should be ashamed of yourself, yet you claim to be a Veteran, your all that’s wrong with this country, and for the record I to am a Veteran,you your just a piece of shit.

      • Nunyabusiness

        As confused as you are, IF you are a veteran, I am led to believe you were probably discharged for massive head injuries.
        Did anything I said give the impression that I thought
        G.W. Bush did a good job as president?
        I just do not think that Obama has accomplished what liberal Democrats attribute to him.
        The economy has slightly recovered, but it is in spite of Obama not thanks to him.
        IF you served with honor I salute your service and pray that one day you will overcome the disadvantages caused by your severe head trauma.

      • Dan Mclendon

        2ad76bc0 Tap out assclown you’re getting schooled and where did you find your facts the garbage disposal because their all trash. At Christmas this year ask Santa to bring you a clue. You can hate all you want to but facts are facts deal with it and move along chump

      • NunyaBusiness

        So you think made up or distorted crap is “schooling” me? You are delusional and my actual real facts must piss your liberal ass off.

      • STFUTWIT

        What about Johnson’s troop build up during Vietnam? He had around 20,000 die while he was the president….WOW, facts…..but let’s keep pointing those crooked fingers of yours…..

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        abreast of current events!! shall we discuss the 1953 Iranian coup d’ etat?
        ======================================

        hows that Benghazi coverup doin’ 4 ya??

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        there U go again,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, annoying a regressive republican with facts

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

        well; my reply to your brilliance is: you conflated DEBT ( which is what I was discussing) to DEFICIT ( what U just puked up in the ^^^ above rant. NOTE: CBO today reported that the deficit is 409 billion LESS than last yr ( now at projected 679 billion ) which is smallest since 2008. Outlays shrunk 1.025% and incomes rose 1.525% narrowing the gap from 6.8% to 4.078%. ( silly me; facts!!!)
        so——— I thoroughly enjoyed the ferris wheel spin ride u gave me — for free– but: shall we again try 2 stay on topic? Reagan sent DEFICIT from 1 trillion to 2.9 trillion ( to me that’s tripling) bush 1 sent it from 2.9 trillion to 4.446 trillion. ( 55%) Clinton gave us a SURPLUS—-(YAAAY!!) GW bush ran a surplus(BOO) from a 128 billion SURPLUS ( Clinton) to a record 10.7165 trillion deficit. Hmmmmmm,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, now the DEFICIT is SHRINKING at fastest pace since IKE–
        =====================================================================================
        wanna double down on your explosive brilliance once more???
        repubs in white house HUUUUUGE deficits and debt s………….. democrats? Hmmmmmm,,,,,,,,,,,,,,ok! now we can compare JOB creation #s of 20 yrs of Reagan/bush/bush to FOURTEEN yrs ( 14) of Clinton and Obama…. I will allow ur crybaby ass to teach me the MATH on that one ( note: 20 is .588 (60%) higher than 14; so that exacerbates your paucity of job “creation” even more)
        ————————————————————————————————————————————————-
        ACA? even FOX “news” stalwarts have muted as the insurance IS WORKING. its working- yet U smelly small small small MINORITY of regressive crybabies CLAIM “the American people” don’t want it. REALLY???????? REALLY? that would explain obamas CRUSHING defeat of Romney–

      • NunyaBusiness

        So the fuck what if the deficit is the smallest since… wait for it… since Obama took office. Even his smallest deficit year is larger than ANY other President’s ever.

        Your “silly me; facts” are completely irrelevant

        Oh no. The debt tripled under Reagan, and almost doubled under bush. You are obviously too stupid to realize that % increased means nothing compared to dollars increased. You are trying to say that the $4.277T spent by Reagan, Bush Sr and Bush Jr combined (20 years) is less than the $5.093T spent by Obama in his first term (4 years).
        I will no longer reply to your posts as doing the same thing over and over (trying to educate willfully ignorant people through facts) and expecting a different result is insanity.

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

        of COURSE U better not respond- U look so brilliant! and——————
        “and”…………………………. getting into job creation would further make your ephemeral ” brilliance” even more luminary.
        NOTE:

      • Stephen Barlow

        Bush Jr DOUBLE the debt and created a deficit that Clinton reduced to a $200 Billion SURPLUS!!!

        GEt a little truth in your “facts” please.

      • NunyaBusiness

        Not too bright are you?
        I never said any of those weren’t true. I simply stated that Obama has added more debt that Reagan, Bush Sr and Bush Jr combined.
        BTW that FACT come direct from the White House web page.
        I guess I’m just telling too much truth here, as I seem to be pissing off a lot of small minded liberals.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Reagan tripled the debt. When Obama does that, then you can bitch. All things being equal, in the $2.75 minimum wage, 4/$1 bread and $1.00 gas in Reagan’s time of 11% mortgages and 7% inflation, the dollar is worth 1/3 of what it was in 1980 and thus $5T / 3 = debtr increasing only $1.66T comparatively under this president.

        Considering that $1.1 trillion was needed to stop the hemhorraging economy created by Bush The trillion spent finishingthe wars BUSH II started with lies and interest on the BUSH II war debt…

        I think Obama has done a remarkable job with a stonewall obstructionist, do nothing. blame everyone else, shutdown the government, default on the debt threat, crush the credit rating of the country GOP controlling the House and blocking progress for America.

        THAT enough truth for ya?

      • NunyaBusiness

        You are just like shemale. If breathing wasn’t an autonomic function you both would suffocate.

        Oh and…
        HOLY FUCK!
        A liberal Obama backer saying the GOP blames other people? Obama and his supporters (you and your kind) do nothing but blame Bush, the GOP, the Tea Party, or anyone else but Obama for EVERYTHING.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Ted CRuz on the capitol steps, in the Capitol halls, spouting how we need to shut down the government… then 10 days in when Obama is waiting for Boehner to do what he should have done if he were an HONEST patriotic Speaker, put the vote to end the shutdown on the floor for a vote he KNEW would have passed the day before the shutdown… Cruz is saying Obama caused the whole thing and it was Obama’s plan all along.

        Bush failed to clean up Katrina and Started the war in Iraq. Obama cause the meltdown of the economy and NOT putting jobs bills on the floorfor a vote made the stock markets soar to 17 records this year!!!

        BULL and SHIT Nunya.

        Obama made four fatal errors.
        1) He trusted Boehner twice on the debt ceiling and with the shutdown.

        2) He negotiated with terrorists in Congress on the PPACA.

        3) He didn’t investigate the Bush administration for War Crimes, The Paulsen scam to redistribute wealth UPWARDS by crashing the entire economy, the blind oversight intentionally allowing the banks to write defective mortgages and corruption of the no bid contracts handed to special contributors for the reconstruction of Iraq.

        4) He failed to arrest the 80 signers of the FreedomWorks letter for Sedition the day it was presented in Congress by john Boehner.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Obama is a huge disappointment to Me. until I realize the maximum race hate, stronger than any actual patriotism on the part of the GOP since a half whIte american was elected to fix the Bush messes.

        With actual bipartisan participation from the GOP, he could have righted the economy within 30 months.

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        lets make it simple for all—————— shall we COMPARE all federal policies of DEMS VS REPUBS over the past 25 yrs and the EFFECTS upon ALL americans????(not just white trash elitist )
        shall we? U can go 1st

      • Stephen Barlow

        Lies do that to honest people. We tend to resent propaganda posted ad if it were even semi factual.

      • NunyaBusiness

        Then why are you upset. Truth is what pisses you off.
        But it maybe you are admitting that all you know how to do is lie? Good! That is the first step to learning how to tell the truth.
        Now repeat after me…
        REAL facts are not lies and lies are not facts.
        Pretty soon even you might be able to tell the truth.

      • Stephen Barlow

        I haven’t heard you speak a single truth and back it up with a citation and FACTS yet. you are a waste of space and I know it’s because your mother’s hates herself for not having you aborted.

      • Guest40

        The stupid is strong in this one. I can’t even get past your first point without exploding. It was easier for everyone to get a home loan 10 years ago because they were handing them out like candy. That’s what brought about the Housing bubble in the first place. People taking out loans they couldn’t afford and walking away from their mortgages killed our economy.

      • NunyaBusiness

        You’re right. You are stupid.
        My response was in reply to another liberal like you claiming that it was easier NOW for a vet to get a VA home loan than it was 10 years ago.
        The process is no more OR no less complicated or difficult now than it was 10 years ago.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Then why are you here? if you dissented on a Redpublican site, you would be blocked, your IP addy banned.

      • Guest40

        nice John Lennon reference. What’s the matter, Jane Fonda skip your little mind? Exactly how old are you???I believe your reference and age explains your lack of knowledge and your obvious obsession for Fox News.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Here’s the LAW you cite:

        “(1) No employer having employees subject to any provisions of this section shall discriminate, within any establishment in which such employees are employed, between employees on the basis of sex by paying wages to employees in such establishment at a rate less than the rate at which he pays wages to employees of the opposite sex in such establishment for equal work on jobs the performance of which requires equal skill, effort, and responsibility, and which are performed under similar working conditions, except where such payment is made pursuant to (i) a seniority system; (ii) a merit system; (iii) a system which measures earnings by quantity or quality of production; or (iv) a differential based on any other factor other than sex:”

        SEX is the ONLY basis to discriminate pay on.

      • NunyaBusiness

        Reading comprehension appears to be very difficult for you.
        If what you got out of reading that law was “SEX is the ONLY basis to discriminate pay on.” Then you need to re-read the law a few dozen times. Maybe then you will see that the law says that companies MAY NOT discriminate pay based on sex.
        “NO employer shall discriminate between employees on the basis of sex by paying wages less than the rate at which he pays employees of the opposite sex.
        Maybe you should get a little truth in your “facts”.

      • Stephen Barlow

        I QUOTED IT TO YOU MORON and you STILL wanna LIE about being wrong! This was about racial and religious discrimination.

      • NunyaBusiness

        Like I said you have ZERO reading comprehension.

        Where in the law that you quoted is race or religion even mentioned? NO WHERE.
        It says an employer may not give a different wage based on sex. THAT IS ALL.

        Is English perhaps not your native language?

      • js121

        FASCIST TRAITOR!!! You are all that and all you have is Nat’l Enquirer mentality. Put the pillow back over your head and STFU!!! until you get a brain!

      • NunyaBusiness

        Did you perhaps forget to take your medication today?

      • STFUTWIT

        LMMFAO!!!!! Where do you get your “stats”….out of a Lucky Charms box????

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        no,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,they come from the CBO and the US treasury among others–
        lucky charms? that’s what white trash micropenile regressive religious scum eat; thus fueling their poor “thinking” and comprehension . Did U catch up on DUCK DYNASTY today???

      • STFUTWIT

        No asshole, but I did catch up on the range with you mug on the bullseye…..LMMFAO!!!!!! You twatwaffle dumbshit

      • js121

        and, you, stfutwit are as you claim….a TRAITOR who supports Koch’s Corporate Fascist State of America. Go ahead….we don’t need you to fight for Democracy…you’re a liability as you have no brain left.

      • STFUMORON

        Traitor? LMMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And a traitor is the only one that accusing others so they don’t feel lonely….go back to sucking Hillary’s dick ya damn puss….but go ahead a TRY to retort pussy….a personal meet would suit a computer communist-cunt like yourself…..

      • wildwildwest

        Don’t feed the trolls, for they will eat too much and you will find them bloated, floating in your pool…

      • Dam Spahn

        a: Great Recession caused by Bush’s Wall Street “self regulation.”
        b. Who is the Commander in Chief? Who issues the orders. Just so you know, American Presidents don’t go overseas and shoot people. Really, trust me on this.
        c. GM paid back all, so what’s the problem? You rather they be owned by Fiat too?
        d. Women still make .7 of what men make for the same job. Only in the socialist valley of horrors and depravity do women get paid and promoted the same as men.
        e.,f. Home prices are rising, and people are buying again. I know it’s scary, but look it up, be a brave soldier!

        *I will say this: Looking at the rest of the stats, there’s no question but that Obama is the absolute WORST-




        -Socialist president ever!

      • Nunyabusiness

        Don’t agree with most of your points, but I will try to refute as politely as you have.
        a: Great recession caused my many things. Among them are
        1. 9/11/01 and the near total shutdown of the American economy for 3 days. That stopped growth for many years.
        2. Housing market crash caused mostly by liberal policies of making banks give damn near anyone a loan even if they knew the consumer could not afford the balloon payment due in a few years.
        3. Liberal policies taxing businesses so heavily that it is cheaper to move to damn near any other country. Companies did not move outside the country for cheaper labor, but for the lower cost of doing business nearly anywhere else.
        b: Shemale said Obama killed UBL. I was just saying that ANY President would have given the same order.
        c: According to the treasury department, which sold the last of its GM stock in 2013, America only lost $10B on GM bailout.
        d: 99.99% of woman make the same pay as any other person filling the exact same job at the same company.
        e,f: I don’t see it, but I suppose it may be happening in some areas. Maybe it is just locally that housing market still sucks. Where I live there is no new housing construction (except massive apartment complexes) and there are still hundreds of new homes that are now up to 10 years old that have never been occupied.

        Thank you Dam Spahn for your considered and considerate reply.

      • wildwildwest

        Hard to believe you believe your own bullshit, [email protected]

      • NunyaBusiness

        I know, I know. Facts are so fucking confusing for you libtards.

      • Diana White

        Baby, all you did there was turn every fact into a lie. And I’d like to know, do you have any women in your family? In case you are having trouble with that question, the answer is YES. Go ask them if they have been getting equal pay since 1963. Just goes to show that if you watch Fox News Comedy Channel long enough, you loose the ability to think for yourself. Poor Baby.

      • Nunyabusiness

        Actually they have, and IF you have worked any hourly wage jobs so have you.
        Senility must really suck.

      • Diana White

        Then it was either a fast food or waitress type job, or any other minimum wage job. And yes, over 35 years ago, I did have jobs where I was paid same as the guys, but as I said, it was a waitress job. Jobs are different than careers. There is no law that says women have to be paid the same as men for the same job, same length of time or same skill level. If the women in your family have been then it was the company not a law that decided that. Sorry but you are wrong. Facts are facts.
        One more thing. If this has been a law since the 60’s then why have your Republican buddies voted AGAINST the equal pay bill? Are they to stupid to know it is already a law? You better call them and let them know.

      • NunyaBusiness

        There was no need for the “Equal Pay” bill. There is already an equal pay law that REQUIRES there be no wage difference based on sex and has been since the ’60s. “Career” pay is yours to negotiate. There are many males that get below what the company may have been willing to pay because they did not negotiate there wage well. My wife worked a professional job and was paid 20% more than the previous employee filling the same slot because she convinced the company she was worth the pay.
        Why would my “republican buddies” vote FOR a bill (thereby creating a law) that requires equal pay if there is already such a law?

      • Stephen Barlow

        So McCain continuing the Bush Agenda would have stopped the free falling economy how exactly? With more of what CASUED it?

        Women STILL don’t have equal pay BY LAW. Only in the Federal Government by Executive order.

        You are too much of a liar to continue with.

      • js121

        Listen to Nat’l Enquirer (opps, Faux Entertainment) some more so you are totally lost in dilusion!! Obama got Bin Laden!!! Bush is a convicted war criminal. Bush forced an illegal war and resulted in TRILLIONS of debt to US. Bush allowed bankers to rob us. Bush led us into the greatest depression since the Great one. You love Fascists; but, we don’t. We’ll keep our Democratic Republic while you fight for Koch’s Birch Fascists. Traitor!

      • NunyaBusiness

        You are full of shit. The staged op that “killed Bin-Laden” was so Obama could try to take credit for the death of a man that died years earlier of kidney failure. If not, why were there no photos and no body. Mighty convenient for Obama that nearly all of the seal team supposedly involved in the Bin-Laden op died suddenly just as people started asking questions.
        Your lie about Bush being a convicted war criminal is not true of course.
        Bush is not a CONVICTED war criminal unless you count a mock-court proceeding held in Malaysia that has not been recognized by any national government in the world.
        It is really funny how you liberal ass hats can love fascism (the government has all the power, owns everything and runs everything… sounds like the current regimes asperations) and communism (everyone owns everything and shares everything including power equally) at the same time.
        Now go back you your mom’s basement and cry to your support group about the mean man that hurt your feelings with the truth.

      • js121

        Nat’l Enquirer is your usual reading material by your comment. Bush, et al, were convicted fair & square in Kuala Lampur. Open warrants are in several countries including Germany, France, Argentina, etc.. Rumsfield has already been detained in both France/Germany and Canada almost had Cheney a couple yrs ago. The world wants justice and so do we. What they did is unpardonable. John Birch Society….run by Koch’s IS Fascist. We may have some communists around; but, don’t know any names for you to go after. Democrats are NOT fascists. Most of you people call them socialists or liberals. I, myself, am independent….are we fascists, too? I hardly think so. We are for Democracy which is NOT what Koch’s Birchers are about. And, as long as you continue to preach their pulpit….YOU are a TRAITOR!!! As a Vet, I condemn you….as an American Patriot I call you a TRAITOR!

      • NunyaBusiness

        Like I said. A bull-shit mock court, NOT sanctioned by the government, in Malaysia. THERE ARE NO WARRENTS ISSUED BY ANY GOVERNMENT OR ACTUAL COURT FOR THE ARREST OF BUSH, CHENEY, OR RUMSFELD.
        I love my country NOT the government. George Bush Jr was not a good President by any stretch of the imagination. The so called “Patriot Act” was the largest anti-Constitutional piece of law ever written. That being said, at least he didn’t actively hate the USA and try to undermine our Constitutional form of government like Obama does on a nearly daily basis.

        I am a Constitutional Conservative that thinks the entire Federal Government is way to large and way too powerful. The ONLY department in the federal government that is Constitutional is the DoD, to provide for the common defense, and they don’t even do their job right or we would not be being invaded from and thru Mexico.

        Do you also think that Clinton and Obama are war criminals as well? They both waged “illegal wars” according to someone and their administrations have both used enhanced interrogation techniques as well.

        As a veteran myself I have to say to you “Go F yourself and your condemnation.” IF you were to call me a traitor to my face you would literally piss and shit yourself very soon after.

      • js121

        The Int’l Tribunal in KL is FOR War Crimes and is totally legitimate. You love a form of Gov’t that was Invented by Koch’s Birch Society. They ARE fascists. We already have 34 OCCUPIED Red States that have Stripped citizens of Freedoms & Rights. Your quest for smaller Gov’t? Red States have Gov’ts that are Twice as large as the Feds and all they DO is collect taxes which are oppressive and diver those funds for whatever purpose they want…& it doesn’t go to Schools. You love privatization of every public sector industry when we get 3-fold increases? You love that Democracy is GONE is those States? What exactly do you call a Governor removing all elected officials and replaced with someone HE appoints who then strips the cities of assets which are sold to other corporations for pennies on the dollar. The cities are ransacked and pillaged. That’s YOUR version of a Gov’t that works for the people? No, you don’t want them working for the people….you’re perfectly fine that they spend our taxes to use Against the people. There is NOTHING right about a Corporate Fascist State which is what we live in!!! You think you or your lousy view point is right? It’s fascist and you’re a stinking traitor…you’re no Vet….What …Vets for Fascism? We will uphold our oath to fight people like you who would overthrow our Democracy! I call you a liar to boot. No Vet would EVER let this country fall to Birch Fascists….Go stand for Bush and all he did to this country. I hope we hang him from the highest tree…for, his actions, are nothing by treasonous!

      • NunyaBusiness

        I don’t even know WTF you are talking about now.
        Lay off the hallucinogenic drugs dude.

      • NunyaBusiness

        I don’t even know WTF you are talking about now.
        Lay off the hallucinogenic drugs dude.

        P.S. I am an Oath Keeper.
        I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same. So help me God.
        My oath is to the Constitution, not to the politicians, and not to any political party.

      • Fuck libs

        Wow you’re so stupid I don’t know where to start. You really think Obama got us out of the depression? And you think Bush caused it? I laugh at your simple mind and inability to decipher your face from your ass. You liberals are all the same. A bunch of whiney pussies. I and all my friends just ran a train on your vegan slut of a wife. She didn’t even swallow because I have a face. What a bitch. Enjoy being a worthless loser for life and next time I want lip from you I’ll pull my cock out of your mouth you pussy

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

        does ur mom know U masturbate to internet porn right after ur white trash regressive church lets out? after all; ur mom IS a flat chested overweight skank who eats raman noodles and give s U chocolate milk as U cannot afford REAL juices; ergo your easy 2 spot vitamin deficiency– balding and overweight white trash duck dynasty T shirt wearing crybaby— write back! we luv ya!

      • murfete

        You sir are disgusting. I hope your wife knows you think of oral sex as a demeaning punishment and she never does it again.

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        his “wife” is quotidian forays to onanistic behaviors revolving around post prandial internet porn viewings

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

        wow!! U really are a well balanced individual!!
        ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, GOP needs a REAL patriotic presidential candidate for 2016—
        GET YOURSELF READY!!! You and palin? you and ben carson??? Rick perry?? U have got EVERYTHING that the GOP desires!!!
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      • STFUTWIT

        LMMFAO…..there needs to be a real history lesson explained….the how’s and means to your stated results….please don’t ignore those fact…

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        my facts are 100% accurate; U are a small dicked loser troll who comes on here and vanishes and creates more regressive micropenile troll profiles— poor little man; internet porn/ beer/ frozen pizza and a crappy “job” with no hopes of being viewed as a man a woman would want…..PRAISE JEEEEEESUS!!!

      • STFUTWIT

        LMMFAO!!!!! Being a REgressive cocksucker and overall twatwaffle bitch won’t get you brownie points….bitch…now Shut The Fuck Up TWIT…..get it asshole?

      • STFUTWIT

        Oh, another typical progressive response….with insults and absolutely NO substance….LMMFAO….now, STFU TWIT

      • STFUMORON

        LMMFAO….in your own fucked up empty head of yours…..btw, when did they allow computers in prison cells….have fun sucking that dick loser…..bitch

      • regressive white trash reli

        latest GDP at %5% …………………… last month 312,000 jobs created,,,,,,,,,,,unemployment 5.875%
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        CBO facts,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
        ………..keep crying– and enjoy !!

      • regressive white trash reli

        correct,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, now unemployment at 5.875%,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,GDP at 5%,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, nov 2014 we added 312,000 jobs
        ****************************************************************
        keep crying

      • STFUTWIT

        LMMFAO….and you expect me to take “your word” as fact???? Anyone can yak uncited figures…. Now you can cry a river.

      • regressive white trash reli

        congressional budget office figures– cited and easy 2 explore online (C.B.O.)
        =====================================
        “yak”

      • STFUTWIT

        LMMFAO….try reporting the WHOLE report instead of your inflated numbers….now cry me a river….

      • Guest40

        thank you for the list. I don’t personally have the stamina to deal with these WRNJ’s and their lack of information any more.

      • TEDjosa

        ended the great george w bush depression/recession saved our asses formbank ruptc saved the auto industry brought troops home, gave 48 million americans health insurance, created 9.8 million job s,saved our asses from john mccain and mtt romney ever becoming president. and stop the job losses, stopped the hemmoraghing of 773,000 jobs a month. when bush jr retired iraq may not be at peace. but our troops arent getting killed as well as afghanisthan got rid of dick cheney got osama bin ladin made walker bush irrelevant ..thank god for mr obama

      • TerrynHouston

        name some accomplishments of bush?

      • Dam Spahn

        Verily I say: “It’s Obama’s fault that Perry is an idiot; Obama caused WWII (and had a hand in the Civil War, which he’s never denied, by the way); Obama hatched a secret plot to create global warming (unless it’s a hoax in which case never mind), and yea, his deviltry even caused Fox News to accidentally tell the truth the other day, but of course, after a heated call from their Saudi Prince/owner, they quickly obeyed and corrected their misunderestimation.”

      • Johnny Major

        It’s called house keeping, along with addressing a country left in shambels from the previous administration , he has decreased the unemployment rate significantly boosted the economy and captured and killed Osama bin Laden to name a few accomplishments

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

        best accomplishment? irritating white trash regressive religious micropenile losers such as U— and FOX “news” benghazi Tshirt wearing PATRIOTS
        =======================================
        now,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, about those stellar policies of the PRIOR administration…..

      • Guest

        all due to republicans canning it in the white house. and the need for executive orders by the President. I mean if terrorist were smart [not giving them credit for]. drop a bomb on the house of commons [or what ever it is called where the house members meet.make sure boner is there first!] Problem solved. Make sure there are a few Ak47’s around in case anyone is just wounded. [this is NOT a threat..it is just a suggestion/recommendation] Although this action would make America a better place..not sure if that is an outcome terrorist want? call it a win win!

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

        don’t 4 get medicare part D and the evisceration of the post office

      • Stephen Barlow

        The Post Office will not only survive this, they will have a fully funded pension fund for 6 unions and ZERO installments to make for 75 years. LMAO @ the Reds because NOW it will NEVER have to close.

      • wishnwell

        Name them.

      • Stephen Barlow

        almost 7000 dead Americans, 35,000+ wounded, 11 million homeless families and 23 million unemployed (if you believe the Redpublican figures).

      • TypicalWiredReader

        Christ died 2000 years ago. Let it go, man. It ‘s ancient history, for phuck’s sake.

      • Alyce Rosenthal

        That was a dumb comment

      • TypicalWiredReader

        You’re a dumb comment.

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

        according to American regressive VOODOO– christ rose and cruised around for quite awhile ( no mention of this in the INCREDIBLY accurate ROMAN records of the day)………………

      • Rusti

        “Savage DA?” “Drunken savage” prosecutor? It’s a DWI, something which untold numbers have received. Wrong, yes. Savage? Really?! Mazoolie, you’re proving that too much tea is really bad for a person. I would suggest coffee and a really good history book!

      • Christopher Noodle Wheadon

        Someone needs to YouTube the video of Lehmberg being processed at the jail of the same county she was a DA for. She blew over a .2 BAC, making it a felony DUI in TX, and tried to use her name and relationship with the Sheriff to get preferential treatment. Pretty abhorrent behavior for a sitting district attorney.

        The resignation of a DA would not cease an investigation of Rick Perry, since the State agency that conducted such investigations was only a tenant organization of that judicial district, not under the direction of Ms. Lehmberg.

        But since this is a “progressive” page those facts won’t matter. Let’s just make the emotional argument.

      • Roger Trant

        I agree with you if you think Gov. Rick Perry is RIGHT!

      • Robert Truss

        You forgot she spat at them. Anyone else would have gotten 10 year’s.

      • Dam Spahn

        A nasty drunk. How unusual, they’re usually so calm and thoughtful. BTW, Gov. Perry would have appointed her successor. But since he’s a Republican, then he must be trustworthy. Kind of like self regulation that worked so well for Wall Street.

      • Irish78623

        Pretty sure his “savage’ reference had to do with her behavior during booking. Kicking the door, bouncing up and down in the seat. Gritting her teeth and yelling. Out of control to the point they had to restrain her.

      • Maestro Happy Valentine

        much experience with middle aged women and alcohol ? she was being charming lol

      • Blondmyk

        Amen. You know, if I were taking the risk of investigating the Governor of the state in which I live, I might just be persuaded to have a cocktail or two myself! That’s stressful stuff!

      • 503me

        I guess then the 2 other DA’S were fine after their convictions?

      • shaun h

        Why didn’t Perry try to oust the OTHER TWO DAs with dui convictions? Was it because they are republicans or was it because they weren’t investigating his cronies or was it simply because you didn’t read the flipping article before responding?

      • Grace39582

        So you think they ought to get rid of that DA for chalking up a DUI so that Rick Perry can then appoint her successor? Do you think we just fell off the turnip truck yesterday? Stop insulting us.

      • Robert Truss

        What difference does it make to you? Do you have ties there? Are you a Liberal too?

      • Grace39582

        It should make a difference to EVERYONE in Texas, Robert! If this isn’t a crystal clear example of corruption and cronyism, then there isn’t one, regardless of party. Every citizen of voting age in Texas should be alarmed about this situation. They’ve voted this man into office for the past 10+ years, so they are as responsible for this corruption as is Rick Perry.

      • Robert Truss

        It was a wash out for the Dems. They are doing it again. The Democratic party was afraid of this man the last time he tried to run, and they are even more afraid of him now. But this has made his case even stronger,. There were no crimes committed on his part.

      • wildwildwest

        Afraid of who, Rick Perry? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha… surely you jest!

      • Robert Truss

        Believe what you want, it’s your right.

      • SillyBilly

        I bought my house 6 years ago…still paying

      • Dam Spahn

        Savage DA?? You trolls are so entertaining, it’s the first laugh I’ve had in a while, thanks! “Kenny Boy” Lay’s little buddy Bush may be gone, but the dead from W’s incompetence are still dead, and the economy he wrecked will never be the same. If we forget, we’ll be cursed into repeating the same mistakes until we learn to stop electing Republicans. Anyway, so long, and thanks for the laugh.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Savage? How so?

      • ccaffrey

        Savage? The woman screwed up. She pled guilty, did her 22 days in jail, apologized to law enforcement officers, went to treatment, and stated she would not run for reelection. Her office is responsible for investigating CORRUPTION, not processing DWI’s! A complaint was filed about Perry’s actions, she rightfully recused herself, passed it on to a Democratic judge…who ALSO recused herself and passed it on to a REPUBLICAN judge and then another REPUBLICAN judge, who appointed a REPUBLICAN prosecutor…I see someone who may have had an alcohol problem (althogh I’ve never heard of accusations of her being drunk on the job) and made some mistakes, but SAVAGE? Perry has been treating the State budget like its his own personal bank account for a long time. He finally got caught in his own arrogance.

      • ccaffrey

        And if you don’t think George Bush/Dick Cheney’s atrocities live beyond their term of office…you seen the news about Iraq lately? (I also think there’s a boatload of taxpayer money that got sent to Iraq early on that never got accounted for!) And there is plenty of evidence they lied about WMDs as an excuse to go after Saddam Hussein.

      • ccaffrey

        Also, tell the people who lost their homes and life savings through Wall Street’s reckless behavior on Bush’s “watch” that they should “get over” the devastation of their futures.

      • Robert Truss

        I take it that non of you have heard about the weapon’s of mass destruction being dug up by the ISIS? They were still in Iraq. So how wrong was bush? You will never know. As for this DA, it’s all on recording.

      • Runner1967

        Oh good lord. Where did you read that delusional daily?

      • TeaThugHater

        Robbie’s buddy Rush said it, so it HAS to be true!

      • Robert Truss

        It came up after the ISIS invaded Northern Iraq, but quickly vanished. It was told that one of their tribe members knew where they were but wouldn’t tell the Americans because he was a Saddam supporter. When the ISIS came along, he showed the spot they were buried in.

    • Basil Damukaitis

      Bush didn’t screw up the country, Clinton policies did. Don’t be a simpleton and idiot. AND, if you had the strength of your convictions, you’d post your name rather than hide behind “guest”

      • Brian Daniels

        Yea that dirty Clinton leaving behind a surplus really screwed things up. If you had the strength of your convictions you’d go play with your GOP friends instead of trolling progressive website.

      • wingr47

        Folks forget the first thing the shrub did was to eliminate that surplus by giving tax breaks to big business and starting a war with a country that never hurt Us.

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

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        ========================================
        and,,,,,,,,,,that lil’ haliburton yummie $$$$

      • STFUTWIT

        That “surplus” was derived from a Republican controlled House and Senate……LMMFAO, try again duffus….oh, and tell your assholes to quit trolling conservative sites….

      • diamondmask

        You’re delusional.

      • Alyce Rosenthal

        Bush did his part to screw up and be reminded Bush did reap the benefits of Clinton`s policies.

      • 503me

        Guess you missed where clinton left a surly when he left office and bush turned into a very high deficit. Just saying. ..

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

        Clinton left with no war and a huge surplus; job creation to the tune of 23 million. smallest PCT of debt increase in decades
        ===============================================
        care to double down upon thy stupidity?

      • Runner1967

        So let me get this straight: a budget surplus, low unemployment, booming economy = bad policy. Yeh keep telling yourself that. Meanwhile in the real world: 2 wars didnt put either on books, crashed economy, sat with finger up ahole when Gulf Coast and New Orleans needed him most, failed to get Bin Laden, trashed education with NCLB, and allowed North Korea and Iran to grow Nuclear programs. Damn it facts suck dont they?

      • STFUTWIT

        Try to learn about how politics work before you comment and make yourself look like an utter fool…..

    • drdeepstro

      It would have excluded your savior obama as well as Bush.

  • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

    oh,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, oh yes! the repubs continue to give us media ” fodder”– sometimes on a quotidian basis– for mocking them and their hopes of a presidential candidate to run in 2016. Whats AMAZING is that regressive inbred white trash religious republicans STILL will vote for ANYONE/EVERYONE who is NOT a democrat: and therein lies the problem———– plenty of democrats aren’t capable either but it seems NO repubs are of any value ( except sarah palin) >>>sarcasm<<<

    • Brady

      Does anyone else see the sad irony in this statement?

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

        regressive republicans don’t know what “IRONY” means………………. the are too busy GOOGLING ” Kenya” and ” Benghazi”

      • Glenna Jones-Kachtik

        Kenya, maybe; but Benghazi just keeps giving & giving – even when there are reports clearing the White House, Obama & HIllary…….

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

        I like showing regressive the charts on spending and the shrinking deficit…..

  • Bladewalker56

    I hope Perry likes prison stripes. He’s going to be wearing them exclusively.

    • Jim

      Maybe he can share a cell with our former Governor Blago. It would be fun with a convicted Republican having to spend all of his time with a convicted Democrat. Love to be a fly on the wall in that cell.

      • VoiceofReason

        Oh I’m sure they’ll give him a choice of Bob McDonnell, Chris Christie or Scott Walker.. then why not throw all 4 of them together in one cell ??? WAIT !!!! WHY IN THE HELL SHOULD THE 4 OF THEM GET CONGUGAL VISITS ?? 😉

      • Bladewalker56

        They could compare douche bag haircuts, but I still think it would be more interesting to put Ol’ Ricky in with the general population and let him explain the name of his family ranch to the Crips and Bloods.

    • DavidD

      TDCJ will ship him to Angola or Carson City because they don’t incarcerate State Officials in Texas but in an exchange program in other states.
      I’d hope for slopping the hogs in Angola as a good gig for him.

    • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

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  • Dave

    There is no way out of this……if it was a just system….but it’s not….so he will get off.

  • Brett Taylor

    Im surprised they haven’t blamed this on an Obama conspiracy.

    • spacepanties5050

      Wait for it.

    • lonestarlady36

      LOL! Yep, for sure.

    • djtejas

      Oh, I’ve seen it blamed on President Obama or Hillary Clinton…

    • Glenna Jones-Kachtik

      They have, haven’t they????

  • Ron

    Maybe Chris Christie can apply the same logic in New Jersey. Actually they have a different solution in New Jersey.

  • Harry Miller

    I fully expect he will do an “OJ”: Load up on the sharpest lawyers he and his backers can afford, then they will drag it out in the courts for years, then ultimately, he will get a slap on the wrist. Or he will get off easy on a plea deal or he will get off completely with some silly technicality. US justice, the best money can buy. I will take bets on this!

    • Haskell Nixon

      He and with the help of abbott are making the Texas tax payers pay his legal team bill.

      • Glenna Jones-Kachtik

        Actually everything but the $80,000 he has spent so far will now come out of his ‘campaign funds’. He announced that today. Perry’s got campaign funds for?????? Wait for it – 2016????

    • Chris Dawson

      *See Tom Delay

    • wingr47

      as long as He is under indictment come election day He is ineligible for Prez and THAT’s good for all of Us.

  • Tom Becham

    Wasn’t the previous Texas governor also convicted of a DUI? You know, that Georgewhatshisface?

    • Haskell Nixon

      G.W. Bush was not only convicted of drunk driving but also of cocaine possession.

      • madmomma5

        But he held no position of authority at that time…that’s the big difference!

      • boo-boo

        What are you talking about? Clinton? Clinton was not using or accused of not inhaling while in a position of authority.

      • STFUTWIT

        Maybe not….but I guess turning the WH into a whore house was much more appropriate…..LMAO

      • Atrevista

        Funny how it was *such* a big deal whether or not Clinton inhaled. Nary a peep about Bush’s coke problem. I heard about it when he ran for Governor, but not when he ran for POTUS.

      • wingr47

        His wife also killed a kid on a bike.

      • Grace39582

        OK, I’m a yellow-dog Democrat, but even I don’t think that should be brought up. Marrying Laura Bush is the only thing W has ever done right.

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

        actually he did leave office,,,,,,,,,,,,, make that ‘two”

      • Joe Monk

        Nope. GW Bush was never even arrested for cocaine possession, much less convicted.

  • Jerry Graybosch

    I don’t know. It seems to me the case for coercion is a little weak unless the coercion has a direct, harmful effect on the target.

    • Haskell Nixon

      Then you didn’t read the indictments. he is guilty as hell.

    • trenaherringtonchapman

      It did have a harmful effect. He carried through with his veto, and the office investigating him was forced to cut back due to lack of funds.

    • wingr47

      To be forced out of Her job would have destroyed any legal career She has or hoped to have in the future. Which would cost Her close to a million buck over the rest of Her life.

  • Kevin Daugherty

    I gleefully share this on fb; this s.o.b is in deep you know what.

  • DavidD

    The Texas political process is an open sewer that finally getting some attention.a lot of us have just given up as the Democrats aren’t much better.
    We endure these villians like we do drought or grasshopper infestations by just holding on and hope the situation will improve in time.
    I keep hoping that when the situation gets bad enough we will get together and vote these thieves out of the Temple.
    Like the people of Ferguson Missouri we haven’t been voting and then one day they woke up and there was young man shot dead and left out on the street like a run over dog for four hours.
    These are the consequences of non participation.

    • justamakanik

      In what respect do you contend Democrats aren’t much better?

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

        we can always compare repub policies and dem policies over the past 25 yrs and the effects OF those policies on ALL americans

      • DavidD

        The Democratic Party leadership always runs it’s candidates just to the left of the current RWNJ vibe.They don’t want to alienate the “moderates” and want to appear “business friendly.”
        What choice does that leave a working class person?
        Business’s are represented in the halls of power.They are tripping over each other .
        Where is my intrest as a wage worker of humble circumstances being represented?
        We know we count for nothing so we stay away from the polls.It’s hard to be enthusiastic about a process that bullshits you and uses you.
        People tend to avoid processes that bum them out because you know you don’t have a dog in this hunt and people in power who ever they are for the most part don’t care jack shit about your intrests.They care about people who pay thier bills.
        When the Democrats run some FDR populist candidate that in the past have won down here you will get a lot more people to the polls.
        I vote every elction and vote the straight Democratic ticket.It’s a very poor tool but it’s all I got.
        The leadership will not change unless forced to or it is removed.The last twenty years they have used the same ashamed to be a Democrat tactic and they have not held a statewide office for twenty years.

  • balconesfalk

    What was the Public Integrity Unit investigating and when did Rick Perry decide he needed to strong arm Rosemary Lehmberg aside to name his own pick to head off that investigation? That is the real question behind whether or not there was official wrongdoing. Go to motive.

    • djtejas

      They are investigating $11M in state grant money that went to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. A high official with CPRIT has already been indicted for misuse of the funds…Perry helped them get the funds. That’s the short version of a long story…

      • Glenna Jones-Kachtik

        Don’t forget that Abbott had his hands in those funds too….

      • djtejas

        And he has been mysteriously quiet about this issue….

      • Atrevista

        And all the scientists involved resigned.

  • Andrea osuch

    Can’t wait. Unfortunately,it IS Texas!

  • Vikki Schmitt

    Apparently no one ever applied drunk laws to alkie John Boehner. If they had America might be moving forward instead of backwards.

  • imapayne

    If people would just stop voting for idiots, this country would be in better shape.

    • Glenna Jones-Kachtik

      Hell, in some elections it would help if people would just VOTE period. I think Perry was elected last time with 12% of Texans voting….

  • Mark Hartman

    Mr. Clifton, you say that “in your opinion” Gov. Perry broke the law.

    If you are not aware that it is NEVER illegal to do, or to threaten to do, what you are legally permitted or required to do – and, under Texas law, Gov. Perry is certainly permitted to line-item veto any part of the State budget – then I submit that you are unqualified to have your opinion in this matter considered as at all authoritative. This is, of course, your forum, so you may post anything you care to, no matter how fictional or otherwise unrelated to reality.

    However, regardless of some alleged investigation, and regardless of the possibly over-lenient treatment of others in State government who have been convicted of DUI, the attitude shown by Ms. Lehmberg toward law enforcement officials (who one would assume would be treated as colleagues rather than objects of abuse) as well as her disregard of the law concerning DUI – in short, her irresponsibility – demands her removal from such a responsible job.

    • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

      and if perry is found guilty————————– will we EVER hear from U on this topic again???

      • emmayche

        Perry will never come to trial. The indictment will be quashed, and a few of the grand jurors arrested and tried, because of their criminal misbehavior. A grand juror serving simultaneously as a political party delegate (and it wouldn’t matter WHICH party) is a criminal conflict of interest.

        However, liberalism itself qualifies as felony stupid.

      • djtejas

        WTH? are you off your meds or on other drugs?

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

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      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

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        =================================================================================
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    • Glenna Jones-Kachtik

      I hasten to point out that he threatened her. If he had just vetoed it there would have been no abuse of power…the rub comes in that he 1) said he would take the funds IF she didn’t step down … 2) that he said he would re institute the funds if she stepped down….3) that he offered her another job. This is what is actually known as a bribe. If you are going to hold her to the DUI standard, then Bush should have never been elected & there were 3 other DAs who also drove while drunk & Perry asked nothing of them. At some point, you have to call a spade a spade.

      • emmayche

        He didn’t threaten HER. He warned that he would use his legitimate line-item veto power to de-fund her office if she didn’t step down. To call this a “threat” would be the same as the House “threatening” to refuse to fund something the President wanted if the President didn’t make some other concessions; in other words, a perfectly legitimate use of a perfectly legitimate power.

        The only “threat” here is to the liberal agenda, which in the eyes of liberals is of course a major crime.

        (And it was mentioned that the “DUI standard” was not the measure, but how she treated her law enforcement colleagues.)

      • frumpus

        You’re an idiot and pathetic

      • djtejas

        Really, you can’t be serious?

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

        did U get the BENGHAZI Tshirt I sent you?

      • wingr47

        That second sentence is the definition of THREAT. WOW the Propaganda monkey has got Ya by the ‘nads.

      • Runner1967

        So to just to recap: 3 Republicans 4 DWIs (one charged twice) Perry didnt do a damn thing. One Dem DA, investigating Perry for corruption in the multi millions gets a DWi hey presto: resign! Let me guess you dont see any hypocrisy in this whatsoever, do you? Ok perhaps we can try a different angle: Perry offered her a lucrative job if she resigned? Let me guess that was just fine because…erm, erm Benghazi! You’re just another poor sap duped by the galaxy of RWNJ BS, delusion, paranoia and monumental ignorance. PT Barnum’s famed phrase nails the very essence of Republican voters. You’ve been taken for a ride and no doubt due to a petty, weak and cowardly ego will continue to do so.

      • djtejas

        So if the President issued a threat to veto all Federal Funds to Texas if Perry did not resign you would think that is OK?
        That would be perfectly OK and not a threat or coercion?
        Right…..

    • wingr47

      BUT HE had to crow about it and that will be His downfall, not knowing when it’s best to just shut up.

  • UnrepentantLib

    The topper, and the act that may actually nail Good Hair, not mentioned above, is that allegedly Perry offered Lehmberg another job if she would resign. Even in Texas that amounts to bribery.

    • wingr47

      It was mentioned above.

  • Rob Hale

    Well, and neither of the other District Attorneys headed the Public Integrity Unit with statewide jurisdiction and neither received 7+ million annually from the state budget. The situations do not seem to equate. But good luck selling that.

    • Glenna Jones-Kachtik

      It still stands that this Judge was elected, not appointed. It is also true that she did her time & served her community service hours. Also neither she nor any other Democratic member of the unit brought the charges against Perry – not 1 democrat (no matter who says differently) was on the grand jury or the attorneys who brought the indictment down.

      • djtejas

        Also, a Republican judge appointed by a Republican Governor appointed the prosecutor in the Perry case…go figure; it must be a Democrat ploy.

      • Runner1967

        None of this is relevant because Murica and Benghazi.

      • Joe Monk

        Actually, the prosecutor is a democrat

      • djtejas

        Where did I say the prosecutor is a Republican? One more time…the Judge that assigned the Prosecutor is a Republican that was put in place by a Republican…please try to keep up. Thanks!

  • Marsha Matthews

    Gee, I hope the orange prison jumpsuit doesn’t class with his pastiness …

  • Christina K

    That guy would make a swell President. 😛

  • trenaherringtonchapman

    How many people has Texas executed while Perry sat there smugly claiming the justice system worked? Now, the justice system has his butt in sight, and he’s worried.

    • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

      he is “pro life”

      • wingr47

        and pro cap punishment. An Oxymoron if there ever was one.

  • Nancy

    Why is this even being contested? As I understand it, the veto would have been legal, but the threat of a veto to coerce the resignation was not.

    • wingr47

      He could not resist rubbing the DUI DA’s nose in it, publicly.

  • Oneauta

    Can anyone say “Rod Blagojevich”?

  • Houston fan

    Any idea what the corruption charges were about that she was investigating? And status of investigation?

    • djtejas

      from my earlier post:
      They are investigating $11M in state grant money that went to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. A high official with CPRIT has already been indicted for misuse of the funds…Perry helped them get the funds. That’s the short version of a long story…

    • TraumaQueen

      The Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).

      Millions of dollars in cancer research grants were given to Perry donors.

  • Windell Cotton

    She plead guilty and got 20 days in jail which is very heavy punishment for first offense DWI in Travis county. She did her time and I heard went into treatment.

    • wingr47

      22 days while every where else first offense is three days

    • Joe Monk

      The punishment for a CLASS A MISDEMEANOR is 1 year and $4000…. so 45 days is LIGHT.

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

        that’s the MAX joe,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, whats the avg for a FIRST offense???

      • Joe Monk

        You mean the FIRST offense where the offender has three times the legal limit of alcohol in them, threatens to use her authority to have the jailers put in jail?

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

        u spun– what the average?? lemme know-
        ( I wont bring up the repub officials in TX which perry kept safe for DWIs)

      • Joe Monk

        The AVERAGE sentence for a first time DWI is 18 months of probation and a $2000 fine.

        So 45 days in jail is LIGHT (because she didnt have to serve ANY probation). Oh, and she only had to serve 22 days of those, because in Texas in County Jail you get 1 day good time reduction for each day you dont cause problems. So on good behavior you only serve half of your sentence.

        But she still has all of the other penalties also … a surcharge on drivers license for 3 years of $1000 per year and a special insurance form (because in Texas, DWI conviction is automatic insurance cancellation, so you have to buy auto insurance from the state run High Risk Pool) called an SR-22 that runs an additional $70/month for 3 years.

  • PollyWog

    DUI’s in Texas are only for people under 21…it had to be a DWI or nothing…

    • djtejas

      Not true…educate yourself

  • Daniel Gambill

    why not just have her killed, seems to be the liberal way in todays society

    • wingr47

      A conservative using a liberal tactic? Oh come now.

  • Bobby Thompson

    When David Axelrod, the king of Chicago corruption, calls the indictment of Perry sketchy, you know that progressive Texans are grasping at straws.

    • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

      kinda like when Karl Rove– king of GOP soothsaying– said that Mitt Romney won the 2012 election?? OHWAIT– this is still an INDICTMENT– lets all see how this plays out; EH bobby???

  • Kim Triolo Feil

    one word …CPRIT

  • kevan_mericle

    hoping for justice the court room and that Perry will not be able to get out of this because of the influence of the office he holds!

    • wingr47

      The best thing for Us is to see Him in jail. Maybe that will give other pols the clue We are tired of Their childish crap and straighten up.

  • Me

    They try to make it sound like corruption doesn’t happen on the regular in government lol

  • LetsJustVoidTheBillOfRights

    “Threats and Blackmail…” Serious allegations from an inexpert NOBODY in the back row of the Peanut Gallery… Fascinating you failed to note that the “honorable” Ms. Lehmberg is well-known for exactly this kind of malicious AND fallacious prosecution, or that she has never won one. And THAT said, has any one of you hypocritical liberal fools been reading ANYTHING about our lovely, lying, thieving, ABUSING, communist Administration’s REPEATED use of the IRS as an undeniably illegal club against a sweeping variety of churches, conservative businesses and organizations…? THAT we can ALL see for a FACT. What’s funny about all this is, even as it’s ALL coming apart at the seams, those scumbags AND you scumbags continue to play the role of the injured party AND The Moron…brilliantly. We DO see through you…

  • texastwin827

    Before writing an article (of bias, I might add), you should at least make an attempt to understand the levels of each involved!

    The Gov can not request the resignation of a State Representative and the other DA’s have only county jurisdiction and do not receive STATE funding!

    The DA in Travis County has STATEWIDE jurisdiction and DOES receive STATE funding….in this case, he vetoed funding to HER Public Integrity Unit. Most Texans view her conviction (and minor punishment) as an abuse of her power. Her behavior, the night she was arrested, was nothing short of her “throwing the weight of her title” around.

    Sorry, nice try but this won’t cut it, since Gov Perry has no control the State Representative and no control over the funding to the other 2 DA’s. And by the way, I’ve never been a big fan of the Gov….but in this case, he is correct!

    • wingr47

      Minor punishment? In most states first offense is ONLY three days not 22 with no public service.

      • Joe Monk

        Well … it was a CLASS A MISDEMEANOR…

        “If it is shown on the trial of an offense under this section that an analysis of a specimen of the person’s blood, breath, or urine showed an alcohol concentration level of 0.15 or more at the time the analysis was performed, the offense is a Class A misdemeanor.”

        “Sec. 12.21. CLASS A MISDEMEANOR. An individual adjudged guilty of a Class A misdemeanor shall be punished by:

        (1) a fine not to exceed $4,000;

        (2) confinement in jail for a term not to exceed one year; or

        (3) both such fine and confinement.”

        So 45 days is LIGHT … She couldve gotten a year and a $4000 fine.

  • Mazoolie

    Progressives = The new name for “COMMUNIST’S”

    • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

      regressives — same old name for white trash crybaby aging scum religious trash who vote republican just enough to ruin America ( see: 2000- 2008) and don’t forget to PRAISE JEEEESUS and pass the tax free tithe

    • Runner1967

      Grammar is your enemy.

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

        so is his VOODOO religion

  • Sandy

    Does anyone else wonder how a man who was raised by a poor family, never held a job, but made politics his career, ends up as a multi millionaire?

    • djtejas

      Many of us know how….hopefully this issue will start the ball rolling on all the other things Perry has done while in office.

    • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

      JEEEESUS!!!!

    • djtejas

      Some very shady land deals….

  • Marvintyson

    Fortunately the vast majority of level headed Texans can see this “indictment” as the political witch hunt it is. This DA would have resigned immediately if she had one ounce of integrity. This has no more to do with any “investigation” she was conducting than it has to do with a Mars probe.
    But you leftists continue to drink up, the rest of us will stick to the facts. We don’t want a known drunk and a convicted criminal running any “public integrity unit”, and we will support Rick Perry’s attempt to get her out of office.
    I can’t stand Gubner Goodhair, but I’m not blinded enough by the liberal talking points not to see he has done the right thing here, even though it’s a rarity for him.

    • djtejas

      Actually, the level headed Texans see this as an illegal act of coercion by Perry….it’s pretty simple. He would not be in trouble if he had not opened his mouth about threatening to veto if she did not do waht he wanted. His arrogance is what brought him down….

      • Marvintyson

        Just one thing to ask you folks who walk in the bright light of liberalism; can you name one instance in any of our lifetimes in which a Governor or President carried out a veto without first warning that he/she would do so, and giving the reason why? While you may be perfectly content with a wino running a Public Integrity Unit, I prefer someone who has a little integrity. And I still believe the majority of Texans support Rick Perry for refusing to give this drunk more money.

        For the record, I despise Gov. Perry on a personal level, and wouldn’t vote for him for dog catcher. But, in a rare moment of clarity, he got it right in this case. And, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but nothing has brought him down. I’ll give you the last word.

    • Runner1967

      The known drunk offered a lucrative job to if she resigned by none other than Guv Perry? The same Perry that ignored DWIs from Republicans while he was in office? Oh no! That doesnt fit into my RWNJ brain! Arrggh! Need more tin foil, must listen to Fox News and WND to kept back my delusional comfort zone!

  • Kent

    Thankfully Austin and Travis County are heavily democrat. It wouldn’t surprise me if they try to move any trial due to that fact. But if he is governor of Texas then isn’t any Texan a “peer?” I hope CNN carries this trial like the OJ trial. I’ll be watching every knee-slapping moment. Look for the Perry Trial Beer Drinking Game!

  • Jacob Timms

    This story is empty and devoid of any relevant facts regarding any possible corruption in the Perry administration. This is a headline propaganda piece that accomplishes nothing.

    Nothing like militant, crazy, liberals acting out in an immature and Machiavellian manner to ‘get what they want’.

    The people posting this article and sharing on FB from what I can tell are the degenerate Austin commune crowd and angry gay people.

    It’s really time to start dealing harshly with the liberal elitist and militant liberal activist crowd.

    • Beartx

      Relevant facts. Please cite sources for:

      1.Nothing like militant, crazy, liberals acting out in an immature and Machiavellian manner to ‘get what they want’.

      2.The people posting this article and sharing on FB from what I can tell are the degenerate Austin commune crowd and angry gay people.

      It’s really time to start dealing harshly with the liberal elitist and militant liberal activist crowd. What do you recommend, rubber bullets, tear gas?

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

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  • markg8

    It’s DWI in TX not DUI.

    • djtejas

      Not true…you should do some research before making statements.

      • Joe Monk

        Texas Penal Code:

        Sec. 49.04. DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED.

        So in fact in Texas, it is DWI.

        Next.

  • Dennis Wallace

    Perry needs to quit listening to those voices telling him to run for President.
    He needs to get back on his meds.

  • jerry bouchet

    Alcohol consumption shouldn’t mean anything after all we have a delusional coke head member of the Choom Gang as president.

    • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

      ummmm,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, the coke head left office at the end of 2008– along with the administration which left America in shambles economically and socially.
      …………did U get ur FREE Benghazi Tshirt from FOX “news”?

  • jerry bouchet

    The author of this article is your typical lying liberal he is just like Obummer can’t believe a damn word either one of them says.

    • Runner1967

      Yes, yes I know, Bin laden is still alive, millions Americans dont enjoy health care they never had, unemployment is 65%, Obama takes midnight trips to Mecca, Michelle cuts off the heads of small animals, Syria has tons of chemical weapons…etc etc. Meanwhile in the real world, you’re a sucker. You’ve been shafted by the very douche canoes you support. You wont it face up to it because you’re a coward. Instead of manning up you will continue to be a gigantic weakling wading in the diarrhea of ignorance, delusion, paranoia and massive insecurities.

      • jerry bouchet

        Have you took your meds today you are talking incoherently.

  • Ronald Nickel

    If I was convicted of a crime I wonder if I would get to go in front of the camera’s and express my feeling’s and have maybe 20 of my fellow party member clap for me? I don’t think so!!!!!!!!!

  • Sassy Maiden

    From the affidavit:

    Chris Waller – the criminal investigator on the CPRIT investigation:

    “At no time did I ever obtain evidence that suggested any wrongdoing on behalf of Governor Rick Perry or the Governor’s office.”

    • djtejas

      So that should absolve him of the current charges?

      • Sassy Maiden

        That was in reply to this in the article:

        “And as it just so happens, Ms. Lehmberg was investigating Perry’s office for possible corruption charges during the time of her DUI”

        and the article is implying that Perry tried to get Lehmberg to resign so that he could appoint someone else due to him being investigated and
        the recently indictments were brought up ten months after the CPRIT investigation had been officially concluded.
        (an investigation – CPRIT – that found no wrongdoing by Perry or the Governors office)

      • djtejas

        Great story!…but that still doesn’t resolve Perry’s illegal tactic of coercion that is the current issue.

  • Jason Peart

    If Texas can send a kid to life in prison for Pot Brownies, this crook better get the chair which they LOVE down in inbred Texas. So much corruption out of Texas with rich kids able to drive under the influence and kill 4 people to end up with probation, Bush bankrupting a country, more false conviction for death row inmates than any other state, and now this guy needs to be apart of that wonderful system he approves and better get the full extent for his tyrannical obsessions.

    • fragtal

      Fry him till all the fat in his head melts out, make a candle from that, so he can shine a little light into the dark corners of his state!

      • William Carr

        Well, the human brain is mostly fat.

      • fragtal

        In Perry’s case, it’s 110% fat, and will yield at least a few candlepower!

  • Independent Voter

    Progressive is another word for Communist. These false charges are right out of the Saul Alinsky playbook. Just like the false lawsuits against Palin. They can’t win on the issues so they call names and make stuff up, which is parroted by the puppet media.

    • William Carr

      No, no. Go ask an actual member of America’s Communist Party.

      They hate Democrats.

      And the charges aren’t false. The events described DID happen.

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

        there u go again,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, annoying a regressive with facts

    • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

      regressive is just another word 4 republican
      =====================================
      pray tell; what EXACTLY are u crybabies “conserving”….be specific

    • Runner1967

      Look at me Im a RWNJ that has been sold a bill of delusional goods all my life! The reality here is you are a massive coward that cant face up to your own pathetic existence thus bathe in diarrhea your hear/watch daily from the snake oil salesman of RW media.

  • misterprecedent

    Republican State Rep. Mike Krusee was arrested for a DUI in April 2008. He failed a field sobriety test THREE times (on video). He claimed it was because of the wind, and mysteriously got the judge to drop the charges due to lack of evidence (he had conveniently refused a breath test so there wouldn’t be any).

    Democratic State Rep. Naomi Gonzalez was arrested and charged with a DUI in 2013 after she crashed her BMW into another car, which then hit a bicyclist.

    Kevin Brady, U.S. Congressman from Texas, was arrested for a DUI in 2005.

    Not a peep out of Rick Perry.

    • Sassy Maiden

      The others you mention are not in charge of the “public integrity unit” which oversees the integrity of Politian’s in the entire state of Texas.
      A unit that is funded by Texas.

      Rosemary Lehmberg was in charge of the public integrity unit overseeing the entire state and a prosecutor. If you were up against
      DUI charges in a Texas court – would you want HER to be prosecuting YOU for DUI?

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

        non sequitur to the above topic of rick perry,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,keep spinning

      • Runner1967

        Yes and thus Perry grew faux outrage when said unit was investigating him. No coincidence there whatsover…right? To futher undermine your BS logic Perry offered her a lucrative job if she resigned. Spin away.

      • Sassy Maiden

        From the affidavit of the investigation in which you mention:

        Chris Waller – the criminal investigator on the CPRIT investigation:

        “At no time did I ever obtain evidence that suggested any wrongdoing on behalf of Governor Rick Perry or the Governor’s office.”

  • KaylaD

    We have tangible, documented proof that a vast left-wing conspiracy is in fact out to destroy conservative presidential hopeful Gov. Rick Perry, and the liberals who run the establishment media are doing everything possible to cover it up.

    • William Carr

      {scratches head}

      Uhm, when you say “destroy”, do you mean “expose his illegal actions and bring charges against him” ?

      The actual investigators assigned to the case aren’t Liberals.

      But if you have any “tangible, documented proof”, that anyone manufactured false charges or falsified evidence, PLEASE publish this immediately.

      I think you’re just confusing investigating an actual breach of ethics with a conspiracy.

      • KaylaD

        It would make no difference whatsoever what evidence I bring forth, and there is plenty, to this forum. In order to have a true discussion of a matter, both sides need to come to the table with the willingness to explore the facts. As I read through the comments and ‘discussions’ on this site, I realize I would be wasting my time and yours. I sincerely apologize for taking up your time and maybe in the future an exploration of the facts will be possible. Thank you.

      • djtejas

        So in other words, you don’t really have the proof you claimed you had in your previous post….

      • Runner1967

        Aka you’re a clueless, ignorant, delusional RWNJ with zero evidence but lots of spare time, tin foil and a basement.

      • KaylaD

        LOL, Runner1967, you just proved my point…..This will be my last post since I was looking for intelligent discourse not a mud slinging melee of disrespectful insults. I sincerely wish the best for everyone here.

      • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

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        VS
        ” we have documentation of rod Blagojevich legal malfeasance”
        ************************************************************************************************************************************
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    • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

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  • downwiththesystem

    Wow, you have really done your homework. Let me ask you this, did either of these 2 drunk DA’s make it on to youtube??? Can we at least agree that Rosemary Lehmberg must go? This woman is a disgrace and she should be disbarred for abuse of power, prosecutorial misconduct and abuse of process…

    • Grace39582

      Oh, puh-leez, Rick Perry. Don’t you have some shenanigans somewhere that need doing?

    • William Carr

      The legal process is to sue her for breach of her Office.

      That was attempted and the case dismissed.

      Don’t make the mistake of thinking Democrats support Lehmberg.

      We have a time-honored tradition of throwing people who screw up under the Bus.

      But… in staying on stubbornly, she DID cause Perry to step out of line and attempt Coercion.

      She can do one last service for Liberals if he’s found guilty.

      Then she can retire, we don’t have much patience with people that embarrass us.

    • djtejas

      What she did still have no bearing on Perry illegally coercing her to resign by threatening the veto. He created this mess by making the threat…if he had vetoed without the threat, there would be no problem, bu this arrogance got him this time.

      • Joe Monk

        It is NOT illegal to threaten to do a lawful act.

      • djtejas

        No one is disputing the Governor has absolute power to veto…it’s his threat of wanting an elected official to resign or he would veto that has him in trouble…if he had not opened his mouth like that an vetoed the finds there would be no problem.

      • Joe Monk

        OK you dont get it … have you ever heard of the 1st Amendment?

        Under the 1st Amendment, threatening to do something that is legal (veto a bill) unless someone else does something legal (resign their office) is NOT A CRIME.

  • T. Mac

    Just standard operating procedure for republicans.

  • Guest

    If it came from the Dallas Morning News then it has to be true. Are you kidding me. Left wing all the way.

    • FreeSpeechIsntCrime

      Did the Dallas Morning News make up those republican DA’s and fabricate their DWI’s/DUI’s? I don’t think political ideology has anything to do with whether Swisher County District Attorney Terry McEachern, Kaufman County District Attorney Rick Harrison or Republican state representative Jim Stick had DWI’s/DUI’s or not! Very foolish to state otherwise!

  • Roger Trant

    Allen, the point that Gov. Rick Perry made was correct-She acted (on film) that she was above the law and all people saw her drunk! Can you picture her in court when everybody new what she is and what she did! You bring up something that has nothing to do with this case!

    • Runner1967

      Yet he offered her a lucrative job if she resigned and ignored DWIs in 3 elected Republicans. Perry is a hypocrit and a fraud.

    • djtejas

      And she plead guilty, was served punishment, and served her time…so she was not above the law.

  • Robert Truss

    This is utter BS. Now they are trying to make him look bad again? She had better come up with something way better than that! Perry is standing strong, and will also do the same as President. This country needs to be turned around and he with help of others will do it. That’s why Texas will survive when other states fail.

    • Runner1967

      Sure, delusional boy. Doesnt change these facts: Perry couldve removed 3 republicans from office that were convicted (in once case a 2nd conviction) from office for DWIs. He didnt and thus set a precedent he will likely regret. So yes asking for a DA to resign for same offense he ignored in others is hypocritical and obviously driven by self-interest: corruption charges. O btw brightspark Perry offered her a lucrative job in state government if she resigned…Your hero is a fraud and even if these charges dont go anywhere his Presidential aspirations will end in dismal failure unless you believe he has suddenly mastered the art of a coherent thought.

      • Sassy Maiden

        Except that those repubs that had Dwi were not District Attorneys. They were state legislatures.
        A Prosecuting Attorney in a Texas Court of Law prosecuting someone on DUI when they themselves are guilty of same crime. Not Ethical. And speaking of ethics, she was in charge of an agency that oversees ethics by all politicians in the entire state of Texas. That is the same agency that Perry vetoed the funds for. 7.5 million of taxes paid by Texans.
        Would you want to be charged with a DUI (DWI) and be tried in a court by a prosecuting attorney that had a DUI? Who threw her weight around and threatened police officers?
        Would you want your ethics as a politician judged by this women?
        Sorry you don’t like Perry but he did nothing wrong.

  • elmo

    Just another day at the office for the crooked Repugs !

  • Joe Monk

    Since apparently none of you can read…

    How about checking out the Texas Constitution…

    Here’s what it says about the line item veto:

    “If any bill presented to the Governor contains several items of appropriation he may object to one or more of such items, and approve the other portion of the bill. In such case he shall append to the bill, at the time of signing it, a statement of the items to which he objects, and no item so objected to shall take effect.”

    You cant REQUIRE the governor, as a condition of the veto, to attach a STATEMENT of his objection and then CRIMINALIZE the very speech where he told you what the objection was.

    • djtejas

      Obviously it’s over your head….have a great day!

      • Joe Monk

        Why dont you go check the law … an attempt like this against a district judge was already ruled unconstitutional…

      • djtejas

        thanks for the advice….but not sure how a judge has veto power over funds voted on by the Texas legislature…but keep trying. Good luck!

      • Joe Monk

        Please try to keep up.

        “This is an appeal by the state of an order quashing and dismissing two misdemeanor indictments charging Bosque County Judge Regina Hanson with attempting to coerce a public servant. The state alleged that she intentionally and knowingly threatened to terminate the county’s funding of the salaries of a deputy district clerk and an assistant district attorney in an attempt to coerce the district judge into firing the county auditor and the county attorney into revoking a misdemeanant’s probation. The question is whether the indictments were based on unconstitutionally vague and overly broad penal provisions. The order will be affirmed.”

        “Judge Hanson was the budget officer for Bosque County and the presiding officer of the commissioners’ court. See TEX.LOC. GOV’T CODE ANN. §§ 81.001(b), 111.001, 111.002 (Vernon 1988, Vernon Supp.1990, and Vernon 1988).”

      • Joe Monk

        Because the judge was the county budget officer and could direct where the funds were spent.

        “This is an appeal by the state of an order quashing and dismissing two misdemeanor indictments charging Bosque County Judge Regina Hanson with attempting to coerce a public servant. The state alleged that she intentionally and knowingly threatened to terminate the county’s funding of the salaries of a deputy district clerk and an assistant district attorney in an attempt to coerce the district judge into firing the county auditor and the county attorney into revoking a misdemeanant’s probation. The question is whether the indictments were based on unconstitutionally vague and overly broad penal provisions. The order will be affirmed.”

  • ardvarc

    Firing someone…an imperfect someone…who is investigating whether the guv is corrupt….knowing that he can hand pick the next investigator into his alleged corruption.This smacks of corruption itself.

    • Sassy Maiden

      The investigation was over and no corruption was found by the investigation on the Governor or the Governor’s Office.

      • ardvarc

        B.S.

  • Michael Siever

    To those on the right saying Blagojevich did the same things Perry is accused of doing (Money laundering, blackmailing, bribery, etc.), I ask where is Blagojevich now? Same place where Rick Perry should be going.

  • Jeffrey Coley

    Keep telling yourself these fairy tales. A governor has the absolute right to veto anything he wants, for any reason he wants. Period, end of sentence. This is a ridiculous indictment and it will be thrown out.

    • djtejas

      That is completely true….BUT, he made a threat that he wanted an elected official to step down or he would veto. If he had said nothing and vetoed the funds, no problem at all…he opened his arrogant mouth and that is what got him in trouble.

      • Jeffrey Coley

        That is extremely weak. Not going to fly. But, keep dreaming,

  • Hate libtards

    Haha you communist fuck tards have the audacity to crucify Rick Perry for corruption? If you pulled your heads out of your collective asses for ten seconds, you would see that your “Messiah” Barack Hussein Obama and his Muslim communist administration is corrupt as they come. But I’m sure your skewed logic and lack of a brain over looks that. Benghazi, IRS, Fast and Furious, Prisoner Exchange, NSA, voter fraud, etc… Need I continue? I am sure you will try to hide behind the same falsified statistics you always do, but knowing the butt-hurt you pussies will undergo reading this will keep me chuckling at you homos for months. Enjoy staying a loser and getting off at stealing others money to give to your worthless constituents. I can’t wait til shit hits the fan and you sheep come crying to us real Americanswho love freedom hate tyranny and your perverse sense of America

    • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

      agreed————— we all want to return to those stellar policies (and the subsequent effects) of the prior administration,,,,don’t U?

  • Max17

    If a Texas Republican does not have a Democrat Travis County indictment, we get rid of ’em for not doing his job. Kay Bailey’s trial lasted almost a full hour before the judge threw it out. ROFL!
    .
    The over/under on Perry’s trial is 30 seconds.
    .
    Judge: “Are you the Governor of Texas?”
    Perry: “Yes, Your Honor.”
    Judge: “You are charged with exercising your Constitutional authority to veto a line item in a spending bill. What do you plead?”
    Perry: “Guilty as charged, Your Honor.”
    Judge: “Case dismissed. Mr. Prosecutor, did you file these charges?”
    Prosecutor: “No, Your Honor. They were filed by DA Lehmberg.”
    Judge: “And why is DA Lehmberg not present?”
    Prosecutor: “She’s in jail on another drunk driving conviction, Your Honor.”
    Judge: “Good. Have another year added to her sentence.”

  • Don Hignite

    Perry unlike , Jesse Jackson, Jr, Thomas Porteous, William J. Jefferson,

    Frank Ballance, Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, Gov. George H. Ryan,

    Sen. Larry Craig, Sen. John Edwards, Gov. Rob Blagojeich and

    Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatricksimply did no wrong….

  • littlesnt

    Grammar lesson 101~The term council is a noun only and most commonly means a group of persons brought together to deliberate on a particular issue; or a body of people elected or appointed to serve as administrators, legislators or advisors. The term counsel can be used as a noun or a verb. The noun denotes a legal advisor or advisors who commonly conduct(s) a case in court (the noun can be used in both the singular and plural forms). The verb means to give advice to someone (for example, a lawyer to a client).

    Therefore, Jim Stick is Chief Legal Counsel serving on the Texas Health and Human Services Council.

  • Sam Levi

    A strong argument indeed. There is one minor detail that she is overlooking, the governor, like the president, has the power to veto whatever they want for whatever reason they want.

    • Patrick Murphy

      No, they do not have that power. If they do it for an unlawful purpose, it is a crime.

      • Sam Levi

        You are aware of what a plenary power is, right?

      • Patrick Murphy

        I am. And the existence of a plenary power does not mean that it cannot be exercised unlawfully. The power to pardon is a plenary power. If a President or Governor issued a pardon in exchange for a bribe, that would be a crime. If you think it would not be a crime, you do not know what a plenary power is.

  • MikeTheNuke

    I’m not fan of the Good Governor or his payola politics, but someone might inform Allen the Genius that District Attorneys are elected in Texas to 4 year terms. Ms. Lehmberg is an appointed official who serves at the pleasure of the Governor. All appointees know that.

    By her own free will, she drank herself into a DUI that night. She didn’t go quietly, but made quite the ass of herself and harassed a good number of LEO’s that she has to work with when she’s sober. The Governor has every right to replace an appointee who has disgraced her or himself in such an egregious manner.

    Besides who would want corruption investigation handled by a person whose competence and integrity could be called into question. She certainly has deputies who could carry on in her absence.

    • Patrick Murphy

      Of course, the problem with your argument is you are completely wrong. District Attorneys are elected and Ms. Lemberg is a District Attorney, elected by the voters of Travis County. She should have resigned, but when she did not, it was a violation of Texas law for the Gov to threaten to take money away from her office; and, in particular, the department in that office investigating the governor for corruption. The decision to indict the governor was made with no input from Lemberg. She recused.

      • MikeTheNuke

        You are correct in regard to her being an elected official. However, the funding of the Public Integrity Unit comes from state coffers and at the approval of the Governor.

        Perry didn’t do a thing to the funding of the Travis County’s DA Office, but rather vetoed the funding to the PIU.

        The woman made a total ass of herself on about 3 separate fronts, and luckily didn’t kill anyone before the trooper stopped her for attempting to drive the wrong way on a divided road.

        Not the best person to run the Public “Integrity” Unit.

      • Patrick Murphy

        You do understand that he had been trying to wrest control of that unit away from Travis county for years, even before she was elected? That he tried, over and over again, to pull the funding but was not able to do so? That the unit was then investigating his supporters and him for corruption? So, the claim that he pulled the funding because of her inexcusable conduct is a pretext. (That means a lie).

  • julianbrown03

    That’s some scandal type stuff lol

  • And none of them were on video threatening the officers career which ironically is a worse violation of the very same law that they are trying to get Perry on.

    Not only was the Democrat District Attorney very drunk, but she violated the very law she is using against Governor Rick Perry by attempting to prevent her own arrest by using her position to (and I quote the law they are using against Perry against her actions):

    “influence[] or attempt[] to influence a public servant in a specific exercise of his official (arresting) power or a specific performance (arrest and booking) of his official duty or influence[] or attempt[] to influence a public servant to violate the public servant’s known legal duty (to arrest a very intoxicant public servant).”.

    D.A. Lehmberg demanded (and it is all on video) to see the Sheriff claiming she was who she was and “…I don’t care who you are but take these *$# damn handcuffs off me. Now! I mean like now! I am not drunk. I am not a criminal. I’m the *&$ damn district attorney!”… “You better do something quick because I’m getting pissed off.”

  • What is it with libtards on this issue? The belligerent drunk ran the Public Integrity Unit of the DA’s office, the office that makes sure public officials behave with integrity. She lost the public’s trust when she was arrested and caused all the trouble she did that night. She would have been the fox guarding the hen house had she stayed. Perry had every right to ask her to resign the position.

    • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

      and his offering her a SWEEEEET position if she resigned doesn’t smell of corruption to all of U white trash regressive crybabies?
      really? Hmmmmmm,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, we wont bring up the REPUB politicians in TX which perry covered for ; OK?
      ==============================================================
      the BEST part is: IF perry is found guilty Im willing to wager a BIG TEXAS DOLLAR that YOUR crybaby ass wont be on here to say anything other than “Benghazi”

  • Stephen Barlow

    That looks very damning. Wonder what Rickiepooper sees, looking up as the lid to his political coffin slams shut and he can only hear the nails being driven in. Think he’ll sh*t himself then, or when the dirt dumps on the lid?

  • nina bee

    Imagine that, a crooked criminal Republican. Hmmm. Lots of those around today, in fact, the whole damned party seems to be destined for incarceration. Vote Democrat and get rid of this blight upon America!

  • Doug

    This liberal watchdog group has been “investigating” the GOP for years, but they just couldn’t nail them on anything. So when a member of the group, the so called leader, is convicted of DUI, and has video of her threatening the officers and abusing them, they wanted it swept under the rug. I mean, there can’t be any evidence of the corrupt democrat party abusing their power and treating working people like lower class slaves.
    But, in Texas, a DUI counts as 10 points against your license, which means you cannot operate a vehicle. A state employee, elected or not, cannot operate a state owned vehicle without a license. So, let’s say she was a maintenence worker, not an idiot lawyer. She would have been terminated immediately. She would have done 75 days in jail, not 30. She would have paid thousands in fines. And she would be blowing into a breathalizer 3 times a day.
    If the liberal minions that elect these people to office actually held them accountable for their actions, then none of this would be happening. She was elected to the DA office, not the liberal “watchdog” and GOP persecution group. Texas gives the governor the right to veto funding, and he did. How can you have a watchdog group that is headed up by a common criminal and drunkard?

  • Olga O. Pina

    Of course, I knew this already. Thank you for reiterating my chant since the time he was indicted.

  • Louis Brown

    I’m giving odds Perry gets off scott free. . And I hate Rick Perry. Any takers????

  • JOHN KLINE

    “There’s no way Perry can rationally go into a courtroom and make a case”

    No one ever accused Perry of being rational about anything.

  • Simeon Namore

    Gentlemen: When Boy Ricky gets his orange jumpsuit, the drinks are on me.

  • kevan_mericle

    Well there you have it in black and white! Now lets see what our wonderful justice system will do with it!

  • Steve Walrath

    Perry is a creep of the highest caliber. I hope he goes to jail for a long time. At very least, he is damaged goods within the party. This most likely just sealed his fate as an “also ran” in 2016. OOPS.

  • guilty.

  • Maria Louisa Herrera

    I’ll believe it when I see it, that lying bastard should be in prison.

  • Full of Sith

    All I want for Christmas….

  • David Ferrari

    So does info help or hurt his standing in the Repgnican Party?

  • Bobowesto

    Bigus Dickus is from Mel Brooks….history of the world pt.I

  • James Chandler

    This is still the stupidest case of false outrage in the country. It just amazes me that nobody can see how having someone who was convicted of a DUI should not be heading up a department in charge of integrity. If she didn’t have the judgment to avoid a DUI, she doesn’t have the judgment to manage $7.5M in taxpayer money. The other situations did not include this aspect of the situation. Should they have been removed from office? Sure, but was it the Governor’s job to deal with it as opposed to local authorities? Probably not. If Perry hadn’t vetoed the money, he would have faced outrage in the other direction.

  • jon

    Perry will be set free, the drunk should not be allowed that kind of power it clouds her judgment on all issues. really this DA is a cunt.

  • Jim

    What Lehmberg did, drunk driving, is not the issue. What Perry did is the issue and what Perry did was try to get a corruption scandal turned over to a friendly Republican prosecutor. BTW, even if she had committed murder, he still would have to let the issue go through the legal system before she could be asked to resign, by Travis County,not the guy she was investigating. Progressive is not what Lehmberg is by the way, she’s just a Democrat in a Democratic County.