Saturday, March 14, 2009

Rick Perry, Taking a Stand

Texas governor Rick Perry was initially considering rejecting all the stimulus money headed to Texas for a day or two then relented and decided to accept it. Yesterday (after deep thought I'm sure) his office issued a press release rejecting the portion of the money that would extend unemployment benefits. This is about $550 million out of the $17 billion available to Texas. The effects of his decision screams a hardy Texas “EAT ME” to over a quarter of a million people so Perry can take a stand against a little more than 3% of the total funds that the federal government is recklessly sending to Texas (This is Texas ya know; we could use that money to build walls along the southern border with Mexico, build a “White House” of sorts for Chuck Norris, or even do worthwhile stuff like relocating the Willis Tower.) It is projected that about 300,000 Texans will be out of work by the end of this year and the state’s portion of the unemployment money is projected to be close to broke by this fall. Keep in mind the 300,000 unemployed doesn’t consider the families involved. In order to keep it stupid, one of our two worthless senators, Kay Hutchinson (although she is slightly less worthless than Cornyn who is a total fuckin tool) is going to run for governor against Perry in 2010 and she says:
So with Perry flipping the finger at anyone out of work and our future looking bright with Kay straddling the fence (at least she will be out of worries, we’ll elect Harriet Miers or Karen Hughes), I guess its up to our republican controlled state legislature.

Don’t let anyone tell you it isn’t important to vote in local elections! Dammit, it has consequences.


  1. Willis, I'm really sorry you've got such an idiot for governor.
    Fuckin' conservatard bastard doesn't give a damn about working people, especially those who have lost their jobs. He's just another one of those fuck-heads that is only concerned about the taxes his rich buddies might have to pay.
    Rejecting 3% of the Federal funds is NOT showing that he's trying to be conservative, it's showing that he doesn't care about those who have lost their jobs and are finding it increasingly harder to feed their families. If ya didn't know better you'd think Perry was one of those fuckin' bastards on Wall Street padding his pockets and fuckin' over the little guy.

  2. Well, he has a good role model.. he is trying to stay up with Sanford from SC.. geeze he can't let him get ahead of him.. They are going to be fighting over who is the bigger dick to try to get into the White House with Sarah.. Come on.. don't you see what they are doing??

    From what I was reading she is heading south soon, so they can all get together Maybe they can see who has the biggest stupid in the crowd..

    Since Perry wants the Prez to send in troops to fight along the border, it looks like he would be sucking up a little better, wouldn't you think... he really isn't very smart is he?? LOL

  3. I really don't understand what kind of principled stand these guys think they're making. They're all for private entities profiting from tax dollars, but help your fellow citizen? Now they become fiscal conservatives? Lunacy.

  4. Eddie - Perry is a fuckin idiot. He'd sell out his own mother to make a conservative point. After Bush left to fuck up Washington, I didn't think it could get worse, Perry's really trying.

    Annette - I'm not familiar with Sanford but I'm sympathetic if he's from the same mold. There's certainly not an intelligence (or ethics) barometer to become Texas governor. Molly Ivins said it best;
    “In Texas, we do not hold high expectations for the [governor's] office; it's mostly been occupied by crooks, dorks and the comatose."
    Perry may have hit the trifecta if it wasn't for Bush!