Tag Archives: Gov. Rick Perry

Thanks for the memory, Rick


I hope this tough-talking, carefully coiffed hombre keeps better track of his guns and ammo than he does of his talking points during debates: Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry says he will eliminate three federal agencies if elected president, but … Continue reading

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Firefighting is for big-government sissies


Here’s my theory: Rick Perry was in New York City once and saw grownups wearing rain gear and riding on big red trucks and hooking up hoses every time a measly row of houses caught fire. And he said to … Continue reading

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The ‘meeks’ shall inherit the dirt


Philly in summer was a blast furnace until we lucked into a rainy August capped by a visit from Hurricane Irene, the queen of hype. No such luck for Texas, which continues to suffer through its worst drought on record … Continue reading

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Low wages = no recovery. Suck on that, Perry.


He walks tall, he talks tall, he sucks a mean corn dog in Iowa but, as Paul Krugman notes, Rick Perry is merely another well-groomed Republican liar when he promises to speed the country’s economic recovery: In June 2011, the … Continue reading

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