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Gov. Perry on recession: ‘We’re in one?’

September 18th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Gov. Perry on recession: ‘We’re in one?’

Texas political blogs are buzzing over Gov. Rick Perry’s comments about the recession on Thursday during a Houston appearance in light of today’s news that the unemployment rate is higher in the state than it’s been in more than 20 years.

Here’s what Perry said: “Why is Texas kind of recession-proof, if you will? As a matter of fact … someone had put a report out that the first state that’s coming out of the recession is going to be the state of Texas … I said, ‘We’re in one?’”

Texas Monthly senior executive editor and political pundit Paul Burka predicted in a blog post that “this gaffe is going to stick. It is going to be national news. It will come back to haunt him (Perry) … You cannot be callous and cavalier when people are losing their jobs and their homes … Everybody knows someone who is suffering in these times. Everybody has lost part of their life savings. It could cost him the race.”

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Gov. Perry on recession: ‘We’re in one?’

I am, and have been, a Rick Perry supporter for a LONG time. But this is a bit out of place for Perry to say at this particular point in time.

It seems like Texas Gubernatorial candidates have a way of opening mouth, inserting a foot, all the way up to the knee joint, and then going for a stroll.

Back in 1990 Clayton Williams was running for Governor, he had a 20 point lead in the polls, then, somehow, the topic of RAPE came up and Williams quipped, “If it’s inevitable, just relax and enjoy it”. Clayton Williams lost, every woman in Texas voted against him, and honestly, I don’t blame them.

I honestly hope that this wasn’t Rick Perry’s excursion into the depths of his throat with BOTH feet. But I would take serious bets that Kay Bailout Hutchison will pounce on this like a cat on a mouse.

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Attacks kill at least 21 in Mexican border cities

September 16th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Attacks kill at least 21 in Mexican border cities

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - Firefighters found six bodies inside a burning car in Tijuana, and 15 people were killed in three separate shootings in another northern Mexican border town besieged by drug violence, authorities said Tuesday.

Near Mexico’s southern border, meanwhile, the bullet-ridden bodies of eight men suspected to be drug traffickers were found in a Guatemalan frontier town.

In Tijuana, across the border from San Diego, four bodies were found in a burning compact car’s seats and two in the trunk, according to a police report Tuesday.

The victims’ identities and the motive for the killings were not released, but the Mexican city is on a major route for drugs heading north and has recently seen a wave of violence between warring gangs. The bodies were found Monday night.

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Attacks kill at least 21 in Mexican border cities

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know if the president has given ANY indication that our borders are going to be closed? And closely guarded by National Guard troops?

Yeah, I know, it’s not going to happen. It’s been many years since we had a president that possessed the fortitude to actually address the problems that this nation faces. At least to address them in a realist manner.

Where border security issues are concerned, it looks like border states are going to have to stand on their own if they want to actually have border security. I can’t speak regarding California, Arizona or New Mexico, and their efforts to secure their part of the U.S./Mexican border, but I know what Texas Governor Rick Perry is doing;

HOUSTON - Special teams of Texas Rangers will be deployed to the Texas-Mexico border to deal with increasing violence because the federal government has failed to address growing problems there, Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday.

“It is an expansive effort with the Rangers playing a more high-profile role than they’ve ever played before,” Perry said of the Department of Public Safety’s elite investigative unit.

The forces, dubbed “Ranger recon” teams, are the latest effort “to fill the gap that’s been left by the federal government’s ongoing failure to adequately secure our international border with Mexico,” he said. SOURCE

Texas isn’t going to take this stuff laying down. Texas was born from a fight for freedom, freedom FROM Mexico. Texans have been fighting Mexicans since Texas came to be. It’s nothing new here, it’s just what we do. And today, Texas is once again in a fight to stop Mexican drug cartels from coming to power here.

Some folks, particularly U.S. Senator Kay Bailout Hutchison, claims this is a reelection stunt. She says that Perry only ordered this because he’s looking for votes. I beg to differ Sen. Hutchison.

I believe that Gov. Perry has, as have most Texans, had all of this BS he can stand. I believe he sees the dangers that Texas and it’s citizens are facing from these cretins in Mexico. I believe he is acting to protect Texas and the good folks OF Texas.

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