That Seal Was Real

August 22, 2013 2:46 pm
#TXGov: Perry Under Investigation For Possible Abuse Of Office « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

justinspoliticalcorner:

AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/AP)– A Texas judge says he plans to have a special prosecutor review allegations that Governor Rick Perry abused the powers of his office and broke the law over a veto that cut funding for state public corruption investigators.

Judge Robert Richardson told a newspaper in the state’s capitol that he expects to name a special prosecutor as early as next week to look at the complaint filed by a watchdog group, Texans for Public Justice.

Perry’s office on Thursday denied wrongdoing.

The complaint stems from the April drunken-driving arrest of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, whose office houses the Public Integrity Unit that is the state’s criminal ethics arm. Its high-profile cases include the 2010 prosecution of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, and an ongoing investigation into the state’s $3 billion cancer research agency.

Lehmberg pleaded guilty after her arrest and served half of a 45-day jail sentence. But she refused calls from Republicans to resign, including from Perry, who publicly said he would eliminate $3.7 million in annual state funding if she did not step down.

Lehmberg stayed in office, and Perry vetoed the money in June.

In a two-page complaint filed shortly after Perry’s veto, the head of Texans for Public Justice accused Perry of possibly violating laws regarding coercion of a public servant, bribery, abuse of official capacity and official oppression.

“Governor Perry violated the Texas Penal Code by communicating offers and threats under which he would exercise his official discretion to veto the appropriation,” wrote Craig McDonald, the group’s executive director, in the June 26 complaint.

h/t: CBS DFW

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July 27, 2013 11:02 pm July 26, 2013 7:41 am
liberalsarecool:

Texas executes more people than any other state. The number of Texas children who live in poverty has nearly quadrupled since 2007.
A resounding Fuck You, Rick. “Protecting life” is completely empty rhetoric.

liberalsarecool:

Texas executes more people than any other state. The number of Texas children who live in poverty has nearly quadrupled since 2007.

A resounding Fuck You, Rick. “Protecting life” is completely empty rhetoric.

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July 25, 2013 4:00 pm
Texas Gov. Rick Perry Vetoes Equal Pay Bill Passed By The Senate And The House

legally-bitchtastic:

backwardblackbyrd:

thenewwomensmovement:

gettheskinnyonmyvegan:

catbuttcat:

fritopie:

This is the kinda shitbag Rick Perry is.  A lot of y’all non Texan people may have not seen this.

More fun from Texas!

WHY THE FUCK DO YOU EXIST

Rick Perry, you are the absolute fucking worst. 

MAN FUCK RICK PERRY.

Stay klasseigh, Governor

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June 30, 2013 12:29 pm 9:36 am June 26, 2013 8:49 pm
Contact Governor Rick Perry

sinidentidades:

Governor Perry has called for a second special session to begin on July 1st to try and pass SB 5, the restrictive healthcare bill that would shutdown all but a few clinics throughout Texas that provide abortion services, contraception, and general healthcare to low-income people. 

Feel like you have something to say?

Here’s some contact information:

Mailing Address

Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, Texas 78711-2428

Delivery Address

Office of the Governor
State Insurance Building
1100 San Jacinto
Austin, Texas 78701

Telephone & Fax

  • Information and Referral Hotline [for Texas callers] : (800) 843-5789
  • Information and Referral and Opinion Hotline [for Austin, Texas and out-of-state callers] : (512) 463-1782
  • Office of the Governor Main Switchboard [office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST] : (512) 463-2000
  • If you are using a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD),  call 711 to reach Relay Texas
  • Office of the Governor Fax: (512) 463-1849

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June 19, 2013 12:01 pm May 29, 2013 10:30 pm
Uninsured Texans Seek Health Care In Mexico As Their Governor Resists Medicaid Expansion

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May 7, 2013 9:28 pm May 4, 2013 6:43 am September 11, 2012 8:08 pm
"Well, they weren’t jobs, they were ‘job-ettes,’ right? No health care, no benefits, low pay. You can go to a waitress anywhere from Texarkana all the way to El Paso and say to a waitress, ‘Did you know Rick Perry’s created 1 million jobs? And she’d say, ‘Yeah, I’ve got three of them."

Former Texas Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower on Texas Governor Rick Perry’s ‘1 million jobs’ claim. (via kileyrae)

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August 4, 2012 1:39 pm
mikeo56:

Letting Us Die: Republican Governors Are The New “Death Panel”
Meet the newest “Death Panel” on the block.
They are the six Republican governors who have vowed refuse the Medicaid expansion that will happen most other states, under the Affordable Care Act — Rick Scott (FL), Rick Perry (TX), Phil Bryant (MS), Nikki Haley (SC), Terry Branstad (IA), and Bobby Jindal (LA). These Republican governors are opening the “trap door”  that the Supreme Court installed in the Affordable Care Act, even at it upheld most of the law. But it’s the poorest residents in these states, many of whom are African American and Latino, and who would have gained health coverage and access to care, that will fall through that trap door. 
While the Court upheld the bulk of the Affordable Care Act, it weakened the Medicaid expansion written into the bill.  Since Medicaid is a federally-funded, state-administered program, under the health care reform law, the federal government would pay 100% of the state governments’ additional costs for the first three years of the Medicaid expansion, and 93% each year after that.  As the law was written, the federal government could take away the existing Medicaid funding of states that refused the Medicaid expansion. However, the Supreme Court ruled that states could refuse to expand their Medicaid programs, and the federal government can’t penalize them by taking away their existing Medicaid funding.
In other words, the Supreme Right Wing Court left the “carrot” but took away the “stick,” and in the process cut a hole in health care reform just big enough for millions of Americans who need its benefits the most to slip right through.
GOP and GOP Supreme Court Scum Are Shit

mikeo56:

Letting Us Die: Republican Governors Are The New “Death Panel”

Meet the newest “Death Panel” on the block.

They are the six Republican governors who have vowed refuse the Medicaid expansion that will happen most other states, under the Affordable Care Act — Rick Scott (FL), Rick Perry (TX), Phil Bryant (MS), Nikki Haley (SC), Terry Branstad (IA), and Bobby Jindal (LA). These Republican governors are opening the “trap door”  that the Supreme Court installed in the Affordable Care Act, even at it upheld most of the law. But it’s the poorest residents in these states, many of whom are African American and Latino, and who would have gained health coverage and access to care, that will fall through that trap door. 

While the Court upheld the bulk of the Affordable Care Act, it weakened the Medicaid expansion written into the bill.  Since Medicaid is a federally-funded, state-administered program, under the health care reform law, the federal government would pay 100% of the state governments’ additional costs for the first three years of the Medicaid expansion, and 93% each year after that.  As the law was written, the federal government could take away the existing Medicaid funding of states that refused the Medicaid expansion. However, the Supreme Court ruled that states could refuse to expand their Medicaid programs, and the federal government can’t penalize them by taking away their existing Medicaid funding.

In other words, the Supreme Right Wing Court left the “carrot” but took away the “stick,” and in the process cut a hole in health care reform just big enough for millions of Americans who need its benefits the most to slip right through.

GOP and GOP Supreme Court Scum Are Shit

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July 17, 2012 4:26 pm
Oops! Dumbya’s name on list of Texas residents who would be ineligible to vote | The Political Carnival

stoneagechronicles:

How’s that Voter I.D. law workin’ out for ya, GOP? 1.5 million Texas citizens don’t meet the laws’ eligibility requirements, and GW Bush is one of them

First thought: lol

Second thought: *slaps self because voter suppression ain’t a laughing matter*

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July 12, 2012 3:40 pm