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Obama Refuses to Meet Gov. Perry to Discuss Border Security

August 31st, 2010 . by TexasFred

Obama Refuses to Meet Gov. Perry to Discuss Border Security

President Barack Obama is refusing to meet Gov. Rick Perry (R.-Tx.) during his scheduled visit to Fort Bliss, Texas on Tuesday, as disclosed by the governor’s spokeswoman.

The Houston Chronicle reports that, “Perry spokewoman Katherine Cessinger says the Republican governor had asked to meet with the president on Tuesday to discuss border security. Cessinger said Monday that White House aides said the president would not be available for such a meeting.�

On Monday evening, the White House would not immediately respond to a request for comment.

During a presidential visit on August 9 in Austin, Texas, Gov. Perry was one of the first people to greet the commander-in-chief when he stepped from Air Force One. Yet, Bill White, the Democratic nominee for the 2010 Texas gubernatorial race, declined invitations to meet Obama that day in both Austin and Dallas.

At the Austin greeting, Gov. Perry delivered a letter to Obama’s adviser Valerie Jarret, explaining the ‘dire threat’ from drug violence along the U.S.-Mexico border.

To read the entire article from the Houston Chronicle, link here:

Source: DALLAS BLOG

Please note;

I want to make one thing VERY clear to everyone reading this post. I am speaking as TexasFred, PRIVATE CITIZEN, and not in my capacity as a TEA Party member.

The opinions I express on this blog do NOT necessarily reflect the opinion of The Rowlett TEA Party or ANY of it’s members! I am my own man, and am speaking as such on MY blog.

That said;

Talk about hypocrisy! Gov. Rick Perry gives new definition to the word.

Gov. Rick Perry refuses to even attend an event where Mayor Bill White is present because, according to Perry staffers;

Bill White refuses to release the documents that contain this financial information. Bill White refuses to release his taxes from 1993-1998, years he held public service positions that required him by law to complete annual personal financial disclosures. While Bill White was Deputy Secretary of Energy (1993-95) and Chairman of the Texas Democratic Party (1995-98), he was required by law to complete annual personal financial disclosures which have not all been made public to the people of Texas.

As a result we will not be participating. SOURCE

That is utter hypocrisy on the part of Gov. Perry and his staff, and what I believe to be a blatant display of childish behavior.

Gov. Perry tries to see Barack Hussein Obama at ANY opportunity. Obama has a lot of very questionable documents that HE hasn’t released.

I am well aware of the fact that NO candidate is perfect, none of them are going to be all things to all people, but if there is a violation of campaign law in play here, why is it not being addressed on a broad scale? Why play childish games regarding your opponent?

Politics is just like WAR, if you’re not fully prepared to take it to the limits, and then some, you’re in the wrong business.

I don’t want anyone to think that this post is being made to endorse or to damn any candidate either. I am merely presenting the facts, and needed information, in hopes that Texas voters can, and will make an educated vote and not just go in and pull the lever for an (R), (D) or (L).

All candidates have their good points, their talking points, but lately, all I hear from the Perry camp is what a bad person Bill White is because he (White) hasn’t released some records, as required by law.

The Perry campaign IS making accusations saying that Bill White is breaking the law. The Perry campaign IS sending out emails stating such, but as yet, I have seen only the statements made by the Perry campaign.

I haven’t seen them post any citation regarding that violation.

Must be a pretty weak law if Bill White has risen this far in the Texas Governors campaign, and is, in the opinion of the Perry campaign, breaking that law.

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Gov. Rick Perry: Play OUR way or we won’t play!

August 30th, 2010 . by TexasFred

Gov. Rick Perry: Play OUR way or we won’t play!

I have never been a huge fan of Texas Gov. Rick Perry. I have long believed that he is a talker and not a doer. I also believe Perry to be nothing more than a pandering RINO.

That said, in my capacity with the TEA Party I have been contacting as many Dallas County and Texas candidates as possible trying to get them to attend The Rowlett TEA Party Candidates Forum. A non-partisan event that is planned for Sept. 25th here in Rowlett.

I sent at least 2 invitations to the Rick Perry campaign, and to Mr. Dwayne Horner.

Horner is Regional Field Director – Greater Dallas – Texans for Rick Perry, and this morning Mr. Horner sent me an email;

from: Dwayne Horner
to: TexasFred

date: Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 12:41 PM
subject RE: The Rowlett Candidates Forum

Fred, we met at the Rowlett event one Saturday evening and I gave you a business card and asked to receive the information regarding this event – but to this date have yet to receive anything. I do not know whom you contacted with the campaign – but I never received an email with details about this event for us to deliver a “response.�

Dwayne Horner
Regional Field Director – Greater Dallas
Texans for Rick Perry

To which I responded;

from: TexasFred
to: Dwayne Horner

date: Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 12:52 PM
subject: Re: The Rowlett Candidates Forum
mailed-by rowletttexasteaparty.com

Well Dwayne, I contacted you, that is how I had your email address to include you on the email to ALL candidates and their campaigns.

Perhaps it was missed in the rush, no big deal, now we are on the same page and in touch.

Here is the URL to the event, http://www.rowletttexasteaparty.com/p/patriot-news-updates.html

Kathie Glass has confirmed her attendance and Bill White has told Mayor John Harper that he WILL be here too, I just haven’t heard from him personally yet. I was told to expect a call from White early this week.

I hope you can arrange for Gov. Perry to attend, I think it would be a wise move on his part.

All nice and neat, very professional and above board… Right? Well, maybe…

from: Dwayne Horner
to: TexasFred

date: Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 2:09 PM
subject: RE: The Rowlett Candidates Forum

Fred,

Bill White refuses to release the documents that contain this financial information. Bill White refuses to release his taxes from 1993-1998, years he held public service positions that required him by law to complete annual personal financial disclosures. While Bill White was Deputy Secretary of Energy (1993-95) and Chairman of the Texas Democratic Party (1995-98), he was required by law to complete annual personal financial disclosures which have not all been made public to the people of Texas.

As a result we will not be participating.

Dwayne Horner
Regional Field Director – Greater Dallas
Texans for Rick Perry

To which I responded;

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The Great Glenn Beck-a-Palooza

August 30th, 2010 . by TexasFred

The Great Glenn Beck-a-Palooza

By Alan Caruba

Not only did a lot of people show up at the Lincoln Memorial and around the reflecting pool on Saturday, the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s famed “I have a dream speech�, but the mainstream media drew criticism for reporting the obvious. They were mostly white.

Maybe I just wasn’t paying attention in the weeks leading up to the event, but I assumed Glenn Beck was going to use the platform to call attention to the key issues with which the nation is struggling and which will influence the outcome of the forthcoming November midterm elections. Obviously I was wrong.

I have been to an evangelical tent meeting. I actually met the late Oral Roberts long ago in Columbus, Georgia where he invited me to attend. I can still recall the fervor of that evening and I was reminded of it while watching Beck.

There was a lot of talk of God, but I don’t recall that Dr. King, a preacher of astonishing power, was preaching Christ Jesus that day forty-seven years ago. King focused on the problem that had been troubling the soul of America since the days of the Revolution, the days of the Civil War, the Reconstruction, and the hundred years that had passed since then.

I knew what Dr. King was talking about. I had spent enough years in the South to know what it was like to see Whites Only drinking fountains, a separate room at the bus station where blacks had to wait, and all the other wretched reminders of Jim Crow. In time I even met Dr. King after he gave a speech at Drew University in New Jersey.

I was covering the event as a freelance journalist for a black newspaper and Dr. King was greatly amused that the newspaper didn’t mind a bit that a white reporter would write the story. Being cheeky, I told him that greenbacks can be spent by white and black alike. He laughed, we shook hands, and he moved into history.

I am sure that Glenn Beck is sincere about his faith, but I can understand why even a charlatan like Rev. Al Sharpton was unhappy that the day and the place had been usurped by a wannabe preacher who was a television personality.

To be candid, I have a real problem when I occasionally and briefly watch Glenn Beck when he does his show each evening on Fox News. I know he has a huge following and I know he has exposed a lot of bad people in high office, but I cannot muster the same confidence I do when others address the same topics. Veering back and forth between outrage and tears, I find him creepy.

I think the Beck-a-Palooza that took place on Saturday will fade quickly from public memory and I think it should. Despite the call to “restore honor� and even despite the call to remember the sacrifices of “the greatest generation� and all who followed the nation’s flag in Korea, in Vietnam, in Iraq and in Afghanistan, I don’t really think it was about them at all.

I think it was about Glenn Beck. And that’s a shame.

© Alan Caruba, 2010

SOURCE: The Great Glenn Beck-a-Palooza

And all this time I thought it was just me. :?

The mystique of Glenn Beck, and well as that of Sarah Palin, has always escaped me entirely, I too find Beck a bit creepy!

Personally, I believe that Glenn Beck is nothing more than a somewhat talented shill, a puppet dancing on a string. One pulled by powers a lot higher than himself.

I don’t believe Glenn Beck is that smart.

I think he has a good delivery but I believe he has a ton of people doing the work while he does the *talking head* routine.

I too have been exposed to far too many Evangelical preachers, holy rollers if you will, and THAT is the feeling I get when I see Glenn Beck in his fits of anger, goofiness and tears.

What I saw here was a *Come to Jesus* meeting. That’s just MY opinion.

This was, again, in MY opinion, just an updated version of the great Neil Diamond singing his song about Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show.

Maybe it is sincere, maybe it’s not. Maybe he should get an Emmy, best supporting actor in a News format or comedy/drama!

Who am I to judge?


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