Poor Rick Perry. First he gave new meaning to the word “doofus” as a presidential candidate, and now the Boy Scouts voted to allows the dreaded gays to join in a vote taken in his own state. Where will the horror end? Ignoring the demographic trends in Texas, Gov. Perry has decided to go the [...]
Texas Governor Rick Perry is set to sign a bill (HB 308) that will allow teachers and students to say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Hanukkah" or "happy holidays" without repercussion. Even though no one was ever trying to stop them. The same bill allows for holiday displays, too: [Click headline for more…]
Texas Governor Rick Perry is not happy with the Boy Scouts decision. He released this statement: The Boys Scouts of America has been built upon the values of faith and family for more than 100 years and today's decision contradicts....
While Governor Rick Perry brags about Texas' low unemployment rate being one of the lowest in the country at 6.2 percent, 4.6 million Texans live in poverty in a state where $16,242 a year is the poverty line for a family of three.
Texas' "Merry Christmas Bill," which is intended to defend free speech on the issue of "traditional holidays," reached Governor Rick Perry's desk on Wednesday, and he is expected to sign it despite critics saying that the bill violates the separation between church and state.
n a positively Bloombergian piece of legislation, a bill that would ban the sale of sugary drinks in Texas elementary and middle schools is off to be possibly signed by Governor Rick Perry. [ more › ]
I think Governor Rick Perry is the conservative Ben Kenobi. I started to title this piece, “Help me Obi Wan Perry, You’re My Only Hope.” In light of the IRS scandal, you would think that Texas Republicans would not be so foolish as to vote for SB 346 in the state legislature, but apparently they are that foolish. The legislation, in Texas of all places, | Read More »
Unlike Bangladesh, Texas is already extremely wealthy and can afford to adopt a more balanced and humanitarian approach to economic growth. Instead, the former seems to be modernizing while Governor Perry pushes his state towards an unreasonably purist form of capitalism.
There are three things Rick Perry would like to do to the great public universities of Texas, but he can only remember two of them.
Rick Perry blasted the mainstream media’s coverage of Benghazi and the emerging scandal that the IRS had previously targeted tea-party groups, saying today that “the mainstream media needs to quit protecting this administration.” “IShow More Summary
I figured this should have a reference on the front page. A post by fellow LBJ-alum David Wogan on the Scientific American blog examining the claims made in the NPR piece linked by Ethan.
Because one Gilded Age just wasn’t enough for the Robber Baron Reconstructionists. From the NYTimes: WEST, Tex. — Five days after an explosion at a fertilizer plant leveled a wide swath of this town, Gov. Rick Perry tried to woo Illinois business officials by trumpeting his state’s low taxes and limited regulations. Asked about the [...]
Texas Toast: Gov. Rick Perry greeted Barack Obama when the president touched down in Texas on Thursday as part of the first stop of a tour around the U.S. to draw attention to his efforts to boost the economy. The president’s visitsShow More Summary
(CNN) - Deplaning in Austin, Texas, Thursday, President Barack Obama was greeted by Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican who made a bid for last year's GOP presidential nomination. A vocal critic of Obama's, Perry most recently railed against the president's gun control proposals during last week's National Rifle Association annual meeting in Houston. "I realize […]
On Thursday, President Obama visits Austin, Texas, the first stop on his "Middle Class Jobs & Opportunity Tour." On the face of it, "Texas might seem an odd place for Obama to talk jobs and the economy, given Gov. Rick Perry's habitShow More Summary
Today, Barack Obama heads to Texas where he’ll be greeted by Governor Rick Perry. The President’s going to see just how awesome Texas is. Seriously. The rest of us should be jealous. Texas was just named the best place to do business...Show More Summary
"When the doors opened on Air Force One, the president was greeted by the stifling Texas heat, and a handshake from one of his biggest critics, Gov. Rick Perry, who had hoped to deliver a four-page letter pleading for more help fromShow More Summary
When last we saw Rick Perry, he was doing his impression of what it would be like if Lindsay Lohan were a presidential candidate. The Texas governor continues his parade of embarrassments but on a smaller stage now. His latest: expressing his belief that keeping gays out of the Boy Scouts is equivalent to fighting slavery. [...]