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2016 Presidential Hopeful, Texas Governor Rick Perry Indicted For Abuse Of Power

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Texas Governor, and 2016 Presidential hopeful, Rick Perry has been indicted by a grand jury. Rather ironically, as AP reports, Perry carried out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption, promising publicly to nix $7.5 million over two years for the public integrity unit unless District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg (who pled guilty to drunk driving) resigned. He was indicted by an Austin grand jury on felony counts of abuse of official capacity (maximum punishment 5-99 years in prison) and coercion of a public servant (2-10 years in prison). Perry is the first Texas governor indicted since 1917. We have one word... oops!

 

 

As AP reports,

A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption — making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state's first indicted governor in nearly a century.

 

A special prosecutor spent months calling witnesses and presenting evidence that Perry broke the law when he promised publicly to nix $7.5 million over two years for the public integrity unit run by the office of Travis County Democratic District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg. Lehmberg was convicted of drunken driving, but refused Perry's calls to resign.

 

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Perry was indicted on charges of abuse of official capacity, a first-degree felony with potential punishments of five to 99 years in prison, and coercion of a public servant, a third-degree felony that carries a punishment of two to 10 years.

 

No one disputes that Perry is allowed to veto measures approved by the Legislature, including part or all of the state budget. But the left-leaning Texans for Public Justice government watchdog group filed an ethics complaint accusing the governor of coercion because he threatened to use his veto before actually doing so in an attempt to pressure Lehmberg to quit.

 

"We're pleased that the grand jury determined that the governor's bullying crossed the line into illegal behavior," said Craig McDonald, executive director of Texans for Public Justice. "The complaint had merit, serious laws were potentially broken."

 

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Perry said Lehmberg, who is based in Austin, should resign after she was arrested and pleaded guilty to drunken driving in April 2013. A video recording made at the jail showed Lehmberg shouting at staffers to call the sheriff, kicking the door of her cell and sticking her tongue out.

 

Lehmberg faced pressure from other high-profile Republicans in addition to Perry to give up her post. Her blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit for driving.

 

Lehmberg served about half of her 45-day jail sentence but stayed in office, despite Perry's assertions that her behavior was inappropriate.

 

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The indictment is the first of its kind since 1917, when James "Pa" Ferguson was indicted on charges stemming from his veto of state funding to the University of Texas in an effort to unseat faculty and staff members he objected to. Ferguson was eventually impeached, then resigned before being convicted, allowing his wife, Miriam "Ma" Ferguson, to take over the governorship.

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That'll teach you not to smile when President Obama visits.

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Full indictment below:

Rick Perry Indictment

 

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Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:09 | 5100403 Kirk2NCC1701
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Why, did he spend "An hour on the tower of power" - Obama style?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:37 | 5100519 max2205
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Perry is a dork.

 

And Texas is a giant shithole

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:45 | 5100554 Yen Cross
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  Perry is a DORK. It takes  aDORK to save your fucking future!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:48 | 5100565 Vampyroteuthis ...
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Gov Good Hair oh what did you do. Everyone in Austin would indict Perry. This is just more politics as usual here in Texas with the dog and pony show.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:53 | 5100582 Publicus
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Abuse of power will get you executed in China.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:16 | 5100661 dryam
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At the federal level you just destroy hard drives after they 'crashed', and everyone moves on like nothing happened.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:28 | 5100697 Chief Wonder Bread
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How'd you like this tuna boat strappin' it on fer yer little ass?              .Rosemary Lemberger.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7y7oJ266qI

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:52 | 5100759 kaiserhoff
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Fuck this.   Where is Barry's treason trial?

Let's get it on.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:37 | 5100875 COSMOS
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Someone here posted a long time ago a clip of Perry trying to intimidate a state trooper who was going to give him a ticket.  Obvious abuse of power there lol.  Guess he kept it going.  He is a prick who feels self entitled to power like any welfare queen feels entitled to her check

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:03 | 5102154 LordEffingtonTh...
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Perry is the governor.  He can pretty much veto anything he wants.  That's why they call these people "governors". 

 

but I know you libtards like it all your way.  Nevermind Obama is probably in on this.  Heck would be surprised if the IRS audits Perry next.  The real reason for this is Perry sending troops to the border.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 13:58 | 5102522 NihilistZero
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I see we have another of the "Team Red/Team Blue" fucktard club on ZH.  You likely don't understand the meaning of Liberal or how it has been perverted by the Dems, hence your use of the word libtard.  And if you support Perry you believe in the complete debasement of anything truly conservative by the GOP.  Congratulations on "teh sTuPiD" :-)

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:02 | 5102155 LordEffingtonTh...
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Perry is the governor.  He can pretty much veto anything he wants.  That's why they call these people "governors". 

 

but I know you libtards like it all your way.  Nevermind Obama is probably in on this.  Heck would be surprised if the IRS audits Perry next.  The real reason for this is Perry sending troops to the border.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 08:57 | 5101618 Ayr Rand
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This particular (drunk, belligerent, threatening) woman was clearly not competent to do her job, for at least ethical reasons and almost certainly as a non-functioning alcoholic. While no great fan of Rick Perry, this looks like another case of "In Obama's America, if you do the right thing, you will go to jail." The jailers had to restrain her. See the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxX-qhJTfkI

But her blood alcohol level was only 0.23% (3x the legal limit) which makes her the most sober Obama supporter. As they say, in the land of the blind the one-eyed man is king.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:02 | 5101720 Pool Shark
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No supporter of Perry, but...

All legislative acts (including vetoes) are inherently 'coercive.' Every time a legislative or executive officer votes or vetoes, he is 'abusing' someone or their interests.

If a governor can be indicted on felony charges merely for exercising his constitutional veto authority in an attempt to 'coerce' an agency by cutting off their funds; then ALL legislative acts could be subject to the same criminal sanctions.

Does this mean Boehner and the House Repugs can be indicted for "Abuse of Power" for voting to cut off funds for Obamacare, since their intention is to deprive Obama of his executive authority?

Just askin'...

 

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:49 | 5102930 Supernova Born
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A .23 blood alcohol level is like half a CASE of beer in an hour and then driving.

 

 

 

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:48 | 5101885 jcaz
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True, but she's still a pissed-off DA,  no matter how drunk she is-  Rick lost another dick-measuring contest,  no big surprise.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:04 | 5102160 LordEffingtonTh...
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This is not coming from the local level any more than the Tom Delay thing did.  This is national level stuff where the true abuse of power lays. Democrats are anything but democratic.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:04 | 5102161 LordEffingtonTh...
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This is not coming from the local level any more than the Tom Delay thing did.  This is national level stuff where the true abuse of power lays. Democrats are anything but democratic.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:55 | 5100765 linniepar
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Oops.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 14:56 | 5102688 DirkDiggler11
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The one deputy booking her is hot, she could handcuff me and we could play "bad prisoner" anytime ...

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 06:07 | 5101455 Dugald
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It is encouraging to see that flame of truth and justice is a low but still flickering flame in the USA...feed the flame...

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:47 | 5101057 photonsoflight
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Usually gets you promoted here.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:03 | 5100617 Harbanger
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This is over Perry wanting the National Guard at the border.  Come on, It's obvious.  It's not politics as usual it's chicago style politcs.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:19 | 5100663 BKbroiler
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Chicao style politics, because this is somehow Obama's fault, right? Tying this to the border? It was a local issue.  Jesus what a troll you are.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:30 | 5100706 Harbanger
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Securing the US border and stopping the flood of abandoned children and human trafficing is not a local issue BK.  But don't worry, thanks the complicit maistream News, NOTHING is ever Obamas fault, so you can go back to chewing your cud.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:39 | 5100720 BKbroiler
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but his arrest was a local issue, it had nothing to do with DC. It had nothing to do with the border.  You are a fanatic, ie: someone who wont shut up and won't change the subject.  Why are you so obsessed with Obama?  Did black people pick on you in high school?  Is it penis envy?  Do you wish you had a manly man like Putin to tuck you in at night and protect you from the socialists?...   

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:42 | 5100736 BKbroiler
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Also, I was on this site years before you and the Limbaugh wave of idiots arrived two years ago.  There used to be intelligent people on here.  So don't give me shit about mainstream media, moron.  Your friends can upvote you but they can't make you smarter.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:54 | 5100763 Harbanger
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Here's a star * for being so smart.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:06 | 5100955 eclectic syncretist
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Can't we all just get along?

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6UaRxqleObM

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 09:19 | 5101642 TuPhat
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I think you have broiled too long BK.  This is all about politics and nothing else.  The border thing has a lot to do with it as well as the typical repub-democrat crap.  Perry is nothing but a political jerk.  Obama is a bigger political jerk.  Harbanger is more correct than you are.  I live in Texas and that's the way most Texans will see it.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:59 | 5100776 ACP
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Who is this mythical "Limbaugh" person you speak of?

Every idioso liberal who can't come up with a good argument for their stance brings up this mysterious "Limbaugh".

I'll need to see some proof that he exists, and not some blurry, dark photo taken in the forest --- "See! That's him between those two trees!"

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:07 | 5100797 Ben Ghazi
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"Rush Limbaugh - a weapon of Mass Instruction"

 

 

"Why do they hate him so much - Why?"

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:33 | 5100863 BKbroiler
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because Rush Limbaugh mentioned ZH a few years back and suddenly we became inundated with partisan right wing hacks pretending to be independent.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:41 | 5100887 Ben Ghazi
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Fucktards like you mentioned "Hope and Change" a few years back.

 

 

Now noboby has a job and we are moving "Forward" towards National ruin.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:47 | 5100906 BKbroiler
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Oh I see, we should have elected Mitt Romney, huh?  I'm sure he would have done a bang up job.  Obama was the least worst choice and that's saying a lot.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:55 | 5100916 Ben Ghazi
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Maybe we should have chosen somebody from Kenya instead!

 

 

Wait.........................

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:00 | 5100938 BKbroiler
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Yes, do that birther thing, because choosing Ben Ghazi as your screen name doesn't already paint you as tea partier begging for acceptance on Tyler's blog.  It's ok, you can stay, we like you here.  Good doggie, here's a treat.  A librul to play with. 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:07 | 5100958 Ben Ghazi
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What is a librul?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:09 | 5100962 BKbroiler
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it's an inside out asshole. pretty on the inside, nasty as fuck on the outside.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:03 | 5100942 Greenskeeper_Carl
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If only there was a consistently libertarian candidate on the ballot. Someone who was anti-war, a strict constitutionalist, pro free market, anti welfare state, pro sound money. That would have been nice, too bad Obama and Romney were the ONLY choices, right? Oh well, maybe next time.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:33 | 5102533 NihilistZero
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Obama was the least worst choice and that's saying a lot.

No.  That would have been Gary Johnson. If you're gonna waste your time voting at least vote for the guy who most likey ISN'T a globalist/fascist/Corpratist shill (ie he doesn't have a D or R by his name).

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:54 | 5100923 GooseShtepping Moron
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Actually, Limbaugh mentioned Zero Hedge only about 7 months ago at the most recent, and good for him. An alliance between ZHers and dittoheads would be a benefit to both.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:06 | 5100947 BKbroiler
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Try googling "limbaugh zeorhedge" and this is on the first page.  31 weeks on here?  You are not a unique snowflake.  

on Rush Limbaugh!!!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:31 | 5101014 runswithscissors
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I can somtimes tolerate "libruls", but this BK is a genuine troll

 

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 06:52 | 5101483 edotabin
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Check! No other way to explain being on here so long and not being able to break out of the false left/right paradigm.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 04:08 | 5101385 NidStyles
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For fucks sake already, go hang yourself. 

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 06:51 | 5101481 edotabin
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Mon, 08/18/2014 - 21:24 | 5110488 gallistic
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@Goose "Shtepping" Moron,

I would rather have a spike driven through my scrotum than to join you in "an alliance between ZHers and dittoheads".

You do not speak for anyone here but yourself.

Got that, dick?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:11 | 5133136 Crawdaddy
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Maha Rushie is controlled oppo numero uno, keeping the flag wavers in line. Those poor chumps (callers) self select. Constitution is for commie muslim lovers.

When Chuck Hagel and his cfr BOSSES decide the time is ripe, the Rush Limbos of the world will dutifully parrot the words needed to subdue the crowds. If you consider yourself a freeman in the middle of Rush world, ask quetions about Building 7. Don't be surprised about what you find. Getting un-friended by the Limbaugh world is a happy step towards feedom.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:04 | 5100950 Freddie
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Hannity is NWO AIPAC stooge and so is Beck. Limbaugh less so. F Tv, Hollywood and most radio.

Getting back to Rick Perry - this is totally about the border.   I am not a huge fan of him but the NWO wants wide open borders.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 00:56 | 5101176 MeMongo
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Hey bk stroker! Who gives a fuck how long you been here? The proper spelling is " moran" not moron! You spineless prick so go have another fancy green apple mixed drink and give it a rest! Mongo has spoken!

Sometimes Mongo is tardo!

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 08:45 | 5101607 swmnguy
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Why yes, indeed.  Proper spellings include "Moran," "Baffon," and "Looser."  The phrase "Democratic Communist Fascist Liberal" is a coherent thought, not 4 completely different words that, used in combination, remove all meaning from whatever is being said and make everyone dumber for having tried to decode the intent of the poster.

Where possible, CAPS LOCK should always be engaged.

That about covers it.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:43 | 5100747 Harbanger
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Obamacare, the border crisis, Iraq crisis, and instigating a war with Russia is not enough to make you wonder about Obama?  The list is much much longer I'm just not in the mood.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:50 | 5100756 BKbroiler
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Please write me a book about it.  You could call it "get off my yard: reflections of conservative douchebag GOP troll".  You could be the next Anne Coulter, that walking stick with the funny shaped head you folks like so much.  

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:48 | 5100902 Rakshas
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.... I hate pile ons and don't take this as such but really.... you want to take that position.... an obamapoligist?? For fucks sake REALLY??? This guy is clearly the pin out of the grenade after all the foregoing tomfuckery that has been the US executive office since the JFK era seriously this Asshat was clearly put in office to rupture the racial divide.  Fuck me, the criminal activity commited by this office over the past 50 plus years is mind boggling and escalating you would have to be a certified moron to believe the elephant was different than the jackass. Georgie the retarded boy was a stick in the eye from TPTB I mean really- anybody that supported that fucktard automatically failed any form of intelligence test but this Oreo-in-chief this guy is a wax figure come to life he is from nowhere, what about this man hasn't been a fabrication - Obomus is wag the dog come to life in living colour - I reckon this is a collective IQ test for America and the world and if you are willing in any way on any level to swallow any of this horse shit they may as fire up the machines and start making fertilizer as there is nothing left to save......... just sayin'

 

Edit ........ nevermind

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:07 | 5100959 Freddie
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BK Broiler - known dual citizen poster. 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:29 | 5101012 BKbroiler
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Freddie - your prior avatar was a male stripper with a thong, so I know you've known a lot of men, but you're mistaking me with someone else.   And even if I had dual citizenship, so fucking what? I thought all you meatheads were taking russian citizenship this year, when do you get all patriotic?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:51 | 5100758 fonzannoon
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I have no real dog in this fight but Perry was in NY not too long ago and Cuomo was ducking him and Perry was having a lot of fun at his expense. A lot of NY'ers were cheering him on. This border issue is one that I think could have been an issue that got a lot of people behind Perry and he had the right personality to play it up and maybe get some real momentum off it. I could see the orders coming down to whack him.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:57 | 5100769 kaiserhoff
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Barry is desperate to get a race war going.

Ferguson blew up in his ass;)

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:16 | 5100819 BKbroiler
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Cuomo is as corrupt as they come.  So is Perry.  Hell, so is Obama for that matter.  I just don't think he's to blame every time a tree falls in the forest.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:19 | 5100829 fonzannoon
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yeah, they all suck. it's friday night, after 9pm we just throw feces at each other. thats all there is left to do.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:24 | 5100838 BKbroiler
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yup and I'm holding a glass of whiskey, fonz..  It only goes downhill from here.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:44 | 5100897 BKbroiler
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CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU FOR VOTING!!!  Your prize is another corrupt, lying, self serving, two faced politician who will reward everyone who contributed to his campaign with special favors and government contracts.  Fuck em all, fonz.  I'm waiting for the bitcoin of democracy to be invented because the weak link in politics isn't the process, it's the people.  Give me an automated voting system, tied to a social security number, encrypted and secure, with real-time results posted on a public website and verified by random audit.  Every citizen is required by law to vote, about local and federal issues, every day, or no government cheese (tax refund).  Take the White House's petition system to the next level.  That is my drunken solution to all of this.  Cheers.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:17 | 5100989 Freddie
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LOL!  Yeah right.  More like a glass of manischewitz.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:56 | 5100931 DanDaley
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Austin is full of L-tards, so if tried there, his fate is pretty well sealed, I'd say.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:55 | 5100764 Ben Ghazi
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Like the IRS targeting Tea Party groups was just some low level staffers in Cincinnati acting alone, right BKburger-flipper?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:21 | 5100831 BKbroiler
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burger flipper.  damn that's genius.   So a pretend grassroots organization bankrolled by GOP oligarchs get scrutinized by the IRS and we should give a shit?  

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 06:57 | 5101489 edotabin
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Ahhh yes.  The age old cry of the oppressor.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:06 | 5102168 XitSam
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This grand jury was empaneled in April.  Perry sent Nat Guard to border July 21.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 02:11 | 5101271 blunderdog
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This is a really cool case.

Start with the Public Integrity asshole being arrested for drunk driving after having tried to talk her way out of it because of her political clout.  When she realizes that won't play, she pleads guilty and does her time.  When Perry tells her to resign, because he wants to look "principled" for a Preznitial run, she refuses because she wants to hang around long enough for her big fat pension.  He threatens to cut the whole budget because of her, probably again thinking only that this will "look good" to whatever group of folks he wants to vote for him.

The local political machinations of Texas are thrown into complete disarray.  Anyone who has a gripe with Perry's tactics doesn't really want to appear to be supporting the drunk-driving career hack looking for a payday despite her ENORMOUS fuckup.  So it takes a long while for anyone to get serious about thinking Perry did something criminal.  Finally get the grand jury, and enough of them get the *real* point of the question to indict. 

"Gee, do we want our Executive, who has the legal authority, to be killing political offices because he's either 1) pissed at ONE person, or 2) trying to look cool?"  "What if Obama did that?"  "This is an indictment.  Obviously the Court system will properly determine what's justic."

The best part about the entire story is that so concisely demonstrates the agonizing stupidity that's running Tejas gummit.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 10:02 | 5133950 Crawdaddy
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A grand jury that isn't corrupted by a DA would have indicted Perry for not protecting the border. Or for trying to mandate gardasil vaccine. Or for wearing those stupid metrosexual glasses.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:57 | 5100927 TeethVillage88s
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Yen Cross;

This is just more Mafia Tricks.

We know that Wealthy people rule the US Courts with expensive teams of Lawyers.

Don't even try it, Militant Democrats or Militant Republicans.

We know we have an empire run by a Military Republic, It is not a Democracy or any kind of Constitutional Federal Government.

A) Individual Rights have been Suspended
B) Union Rights have been Suspended
C) Worker Rights have been Suspended
D) Government Lies about its Wars, War Conduct, and reasons for War
E) Government has deliberately cut income of Fixed Income People & Retirees
F) Government covers up Fraud based on Self interest, Lobbying, Campaign Funding, and Payoffs in terms of jobs, promotions, and bonus money

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:51 | 5100575 ThaBigPerm
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This is the same jurisdiction, Travis County, that is notorious for frivolous indictments, and in some amazing cases frivolous convictions.  For example, Tom DeLay was indicted for "money laundering" here when the prosecution freely admitted the money was legally raised.  Looking at any law regarding "money laundering", one can't help but notice that in order to "launder money" one must have obtained money illegally, such as through drug sales.  It's a dependent charge, requiring a prior crime in order for it to exist.  However, they even managed to find a jury to convict.  Oddly enough, when the jury foreman came to the judge with a question, "does the money have to be illegally obtained to be considered 'money laundering'", the judge refused to answer.  That's a a "Law 101" question and crucial for the jury (probably populated with dumb-ass pop-culture addicts) to know.   So the jury returned a conviction, which was later overturned because ... well, you can't have money laundering with legal money.  Otherwise, they could charge you with "laundering money" by transferring money from your checking to savings account.

I don't even much care for Rick Perry as a Texan.  If they wanted to go after him, they should have done it when he issued an executive order that school children take a Merk vaccine (which he doesn't have the constitutional power to do) after taking campaign contributions from them.

But I merely don't care for him.  I do, however, hate with a white-hot passion the rule of law being trashed for political witch-hunts.  Law being made up on the fly ("money laundering" legal funds? WTF?).

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:13 | 5100780 Ben Ghazi
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Austin banned those plastic shopping bags, now many people shop outside the city.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:42 | 5100870 MrPalladium
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So now it is a crime in Texas for a Republican to threaten to do his job, namely veto a spending bill. Austin is full of weirdo liberals who hate the rest of Texas for its conservatism. In my view, having seen the videos of the drunken prosecutor, it was perfectly appropriate for Perry to demand her resignation.

Fear not, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the Texas Supremes will dispose of this farce in due course.

But I agree that Perry is a dumb ass. Great that the CIA plant, Lieutenant Gov. David Dewhurst, who ran the Governor's office during Perry's permanent incapacity was defeated. I hate to see FedGov run Texas.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:03 | 5100945 Cruel Aid
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Amen!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:05 | 5100948 TeethVillage88s
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ThaBigPerm;

I think it is a good question. I have to look at this issue as Texas has taken a leadership role in US Individual Rights.

Maybe Texas can be a leader in Philosophy... for the US?

We also need new banking hubs apart from Wall Street.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 01:06 | 5101195 TeethVillage88s
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Oh Sorry for the Down Votes.

Let me correct myslef:

Down with the Proletariat
Down with the Zionist
Down with the Capitalist
Up with the Unions
Up with the Proletariat
Up with the States
Down with the US Congressmen
Down with the US President
Down with the US Supreme Court

I know double Negative...

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:52 | 5100578 homiegot
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Someone got their pee pee hurt.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:58 | 5100604 Harbanger
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This is direct retribution from la cosa nostra in DC.  For sending National guard troops to help secure the border.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:52 | 5100920 balanced
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Exactly! It's disappointing that so many ZHers failed to recognize this obvious tit for tat.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:05 | 5100791 bigrooster
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Obama will not live out his natural life?  This is a up vote down vote thing.  

 

:Disclaimer FUCK you dick holder!  This is a political poll protected under the 1st Amendment!  Oh you don't know what that is?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:06 | 5100956 Banker Buster
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Rick Perry is an idiot A&M aggot.  A&M'ers are some of the dumbest college educated "folks" you will ever come across.  

 

How many aggies does it take to remember Goverment 101?  Obviously more than 1.  

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:44 | 5100552 El Oregonian
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The political Republican/Democrat oligarts are coming to an end. The marionette charade is simply falling apart. In fact, this whole "Manufactured" reality is quickly collapsing.

Prepare accordingly...

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:53 | 5100909 MrPalladium
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Nonsense!

This attack on Perry will only speed the rise of the Bush dynasty, George P. Bush, the newly elected Land Commissioner of Texas and the half mexican son of Jeb Bush of Florida. The younger Bush strongly supports open borders, massive immigration, cheap labor, and falling wages for Americans who are already here.

Pray for a collapse that will make the Bush dynasty irrelevant.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:05 | 5100952 Cruel Aid
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Not sure about that. It would take a lot of brainwashing bc we're sick of it.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 00:39 | 5101148 Crawdaddy
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Perry is a Bush bot. Fuck him with a mandatory gardasil shot. Measured in gallons. For his safety. Teenage globalistas like Perry are at high risk of vajajay cancer.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:10 | 5100409 HUGE_Gamma
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bullish!!! S&P 2000 BELIEVE!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:13 | 5100421 Bangin7GramRocks
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OOOPS! What a fucking joke this country is! A fuck stick like this is an actual presidential candidate.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:15 | 5100430 suteibu
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Well, this fine "democracy" elected Obama twice.  That kind of opens up the field to anyone.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:32 | 5100495 Elvis the Pelvis
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Rick Perry is a bastard.  I hope they throw him under the jail.  Steve Perry, on the other hand, used to be a brilliant singer for the group Journey.  I rather like him.  It's a tale of two Perrys.  Bitchez.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:44 | 5100503 Greenskeeper_Carl
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I can't stand rick perry. Aside from Ron Paul, Texas has given us some of the worst politicians in modern history, probably perry included. That said, a district attorney that was driving like that should fucking resign, or be forced to if they won't step down. This lady has probably been throwing the book at thousands of non violent offenders based on bullshit charges that shouldn't even be illegal to begin with (mainly drug possession). I don't know her personal record as a DA, but if she is like most of them in this country, she is probably a fascist authoritarian funneling people through our disgraceful criminal industrial complex. I'm sure that isn't the only time she has driven when she has been hammered drunk, and is be willing to bet she has thrown plenty of people in a cage for doing exactly what she probably did on a regular basis.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:08 | 5100960 Cruel Aid
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Makes you want to puke, whats going on local and federal level

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 00:36 | 5101144 Freddie
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No Perry fan but this is totally about the border. The timing is too obvious.  These evil Soros f**ks are doing the same thing with the Ukriane.  Anything to destroy and win.   They don't care who they kill, smear or destroy.

The open-border Bush klan are far worse than Perry.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:22 | 5100682 Christophe2
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"That kind of opens up the field to anyone." -> actually, no, the problem is that the field is restricted to ONLY the fucking child-raping pukes whom TPTB can totally control.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:05 | 5100789 Implied Violins
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I'm sick of seeing these bastards who failed mouth-breathing class in office. Just for once, I'd like to see a leader who doesn't suck it up the ass...but I won't be holding my breath. Not until we get someone who can actually inhale.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:55 | 5101074 Oldwood
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Decent people wouldn't have the job....and probably couldn't do it.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:36 | 5100480 rbg81
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You can call him names, but Texas is doing pretty darn well.  It consistently ranks first among states in growth and business climate.  That gives Perry a much better track record than Obama ever had.  Even so, I think Perry has close to zero chance of being elected as:

1.  After Bush II, the country is not going to elect another Bush (sorry Jeb) or another Govenor of Texas as POTUS.

2.  His performance in the 2012 debates was absolutely embarrasing.  I believe he is a smart man &  probably just froze.  Still, it looked really, really bad.  You don't want to see POTUS just freeze...ever.

3.  He is a Republican.  Thanks to the ever expanding ranks of the Free Shit Army, it will be very, very tough for any Republican to get elected POTUS.

4.  Politics. As someone said, this is a preemptive strike against Perry.  This indictment looks pathetically weak, but his opponents can still say he was indicted and the low-information voters will lap it up.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:55 | 5100591 Spastica Rex
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He is a Republican.  Thanks to the ever expanding ranks of the Free Shit Army, it will be very, very tough for any Republican to get elected POTUS.

Want a Republican president bad enough? Buy one.

Surely Republicans can put together a bigger pile of dough than the Free Shit Army.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:10 | 5100637 Harbanger
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They're all the same, asswipe.  I don't you know why your panties get twisted when it's a Republican.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:53 | 5100921 Rakshas
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Oh my god that is so cute, you infer that Bush was elected I wish I could close my eyes and go back to a time when I could believe what people told me....... but that old man in the park ruined it forever...... he didn't have candy in his pocket ....... big fat liar

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 07:57 | 5101547 rbg81
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At least he doesn't support amnesty and H-1B Visas & then turn around and demogogue about income inequity.  The policians that do this deserve a special place in Hell.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:30 | 5100492 AL_SWEARENGEN
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I'll never grow tired of that clip.  Priceless as Perry turns to Ron Paul for help on the 3rd agency he'd eliminate but Paul instead holds up his five fingers and tells him there's five that need to go and doesn't help poor mainstream Rick out of his shit that he stepped in due to his ignorance.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:43 | 5100547 Bossman1967
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Funny thing though the pot calling the kettle black. They are all crooks period. Smile Rick they gotcha maybe Obama be in same cell we can only pray

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:13 | 5100423 Drunvalo Melchizedek
Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:05 | 5100624 homiegot
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Classic Rick Perry.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:13 | 5100424 suteibu
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Idiots beginning to eat their own. 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:14 | 5100427 DaveyJones
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now 49 to go

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:31 | 5100493 knukles
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Bammie says wes has fittytree states, sos hoz you getstah foteenine, nuh?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:46 | 5100558 Yen Cross
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 Fiddy Seven last time I checked Kunks?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:11 | 5100968 Cruel Aid
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bammie was counting islamic states and fucked that up real bad. What american doesn't know how many gd states there are here!!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:47 | 5101055 knukles
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Yen, you are right.  I lost my concentration for a moment trying to to all the nonsense spewed forth over the last 6 to 20 years.
Last 6 take the cake, tho....

Be good, my brother

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:48 | 5100568 DeadFred
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Knukles, not all 53 states have governors. Our own state is headed by Commissar Moonbean remember?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:48 | 5101049 knukles
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You be right there, Fred.  Commissar Moonbeam.
LOL

Yes, is just so apt.

Jesus, I'd forgotten the very term, "Commissar"

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:14 | 5100428 grunk
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Politics.

Drunk chick couldn't do her job.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:18 | 5100444 rbg81
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That and Obama didn't like him sending the National Guard to thwart the invasion of welfare state clients & future voters.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:31 | 5100494 knukles
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...future Democratic voters...

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:37 | 5100510 rbg81
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Of course...goes without saying.  If there were conservative hordes coming across that border, you can be sure it would resemble the Maginot-line within 2 weeks or so.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:48 | 5100562 logicalman
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Anyone who votes has not thought things through carefully.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:15 | 5100431 blindman
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Huey Long: Share the Wealth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hphgHi6FD8k

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:15 | 5100432 nmewn
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More Travis County intrigue please...lol.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:15 | 5100435 fonzannoon
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Cankles 2016

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:15 | 5100436 LetThemEatRand
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He'll be fine now that he has the glasses.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:42 | 5100543 Greenskeeper_Carl
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Ya. With those new glasses, I completely forgot he was a dumbass authoritarian, they totally worked. I still love that debate clip, him looking to Ron Paul for help, as if RP is going to help him pretend he isn't completely full of shit. This is just more kabuki theater, wouldn't ever vote for perry anyway. Or anyone else likely to run.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 01:19 | 5101217 LetThemEatRand
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Just checked back on this.  How did you get dowvoted for that?   And how did I get upvoted on the same thread?  Do people REALLY like his fucking glasses?  We are so fucked.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 13:22 | 5102425 Greenskeeper_Carl
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It has nothing to do with the glasses, my friend. You can't criticize many in the Republican Party on here anymore. Sad that ZH is becoming a neocon hang out. As I mentioned earlier on another thread, this really started when Tyler posted a "Sarah palin was right" article about the Obama/Putin face off. Perry, palin, those types are off limits, I'm guessing because they are allegedly 'limited govt conservatives' , and we are supposed to rally behind them since they aren't Obama. Apparently, at least in the space of their heads that would usually hold a brain, if you don't like Obama, you must automatically like the rick Perry's of the world. What this means is that they are going to vote for all the same republicans again, and think it will make things better, because they still don't understand that our "two party system" is just different wings of the same statist bird. They have already forgotten that last time they had the WH, senate, and congress, they didn't do one good thing. So, yes, we are soooo fucked.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:20 | 5100439 Jonesy
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Too bad he can't drag his dirty dick to Israel, like most dual citizens in US government.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:17 | 5100442 blindman
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Huey Long - Difference between Republicans and Democrats - YouTube.wmv
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLyfrb15v-Q

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:19 | 5100447 Normalcy Bias
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This could allllll be sorted out in an Austin-area bathhouse...

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:18 | 5100448 Reaper
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A drunk obese political hack prosecutor, remaining in office, is just further proof that our courts with its prosecutors, controlling grand juries, are totally corrupt.  

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:37 | 5100520 nmewn
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Did someone mention the fact that, she's a district attorney, a prosecutor of...law violators?

I wonder how many "po boys" she's sent up...

I"n April 2013, Lehmberg was arrested for drunk driving and was convicted shortly afterward. In December 2013, a judge ruled that the district attorney could keep her job."

http://www.kvue.com/story/news/local/2014/08/11/attorney-files-ethics-complaint-against-rosemary-lehmberg/13891779/

Judge Peeples, it just doesn't get anymore ironic...lol.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:11 | 5100639 Reaper
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DA's get their 98% conviction rates with lying police testimony and corrupt judges.   The lawyer/prosecutor/police/judge cabal is an industrial complex.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:22 | 5100830 nmewn
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The "governments law" has evolved into nothing but a high stakes poker game where only those with enough chips can play.

They say: "Don't want to risk your chips? Then I guess you fold."

I could tell you shit that would curl your hair.

 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:39 | 5100881 Reaper
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The main tool of their game is your foolish talking to the police or FBI.  Most people and juries believe foolishly that the police or FBI can be trusted to tell the truth about what you said.  The best advice is trust no one, even your lawyer in a court.  Your lawyer has a long time relationship with the judge and DA's and a one time relationship with you.    Just never ever talk to the police,  the FBI, government investigators or their ilk.   Confess nothing to your attorney.   The system is totally corrupt, venal and self serving.   If your lawyer loses, you'll continue paying him with appeals.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:24 | 5101000 nmewn
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This is absolutely true.

If you are being tried in a "court of law" (dear reader) understand one thing...and one thing only...the people making motions on your behalf and those opposing them...went to the very same schools and hang with the judges who will decide on these motions...which only impact YOU.

Trust no one inside this thing except your basic instincts, tell them nothing outside of "the fact" that you feed starving cats behind Starbucks every morning before going to work.

They feed them too (or some variant) just ask them ;-)

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:25 | 5100643 Reaper
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satelite outtage caused triple post

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:25 | 5100676 Reaper
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ditto

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:18 | 5100449 fonzannoon
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CNN reporting Rand Paul indicted for having stupid afro hair.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:46 | 5100560 WillyGroper
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Easier to secure his yarmulke.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:34 | 5100858 Greenskeeper_Carl
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Look at all those down votes. This place cracks me up now. You can't make fun of rand Paul's hairdo without a bunch of down votes. Say anything negative about rick perry, as I did above, get a bunch of down arrows with not one person willing to tell you how anything you said was incorrect, or attempt to defend many of the positions the guy has taken. Sure, stood up to Obama on border issues. He still stands against what most of us on here tend to believe. Ditto if you criticize Sarah palin, mark levin, etc. and it has gotten a lot worse over the past 6 months or so. Ever since all this Putin business started, and the Tyler's put up a "Sarah palin was right" article, it's been over run with neo con types who assume that just because you can't stand Obama, you must love people like rick perry, or bush for that matter. As if there is some great difference between them all.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:49 | 5100910 nmewn
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Don't let it bother you Carl, I'm conducting an experiment on the Ukrainian acorn thread just to see how deep it really is.

You did know Putin is going to have himself declared St.Vlad the Liberator by swinging a dead chicken and a Gazprom pipeline over his head, right?

Its the latest indian giver thingy of having a drunk in charge (Yeltsin) of the henhouse (and pipelines) when an empire splits apart ;-)

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:59 | 5100939 eclectic syncretist
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It' disappointing to see how many here are still falling for the two-party bullshit failure politics.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 00:04 | 5101099 Oldwood
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The two parties may well be bullshit but there are definitely two sides, and our side ain't winning.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:19 | 5100456 Casserole of no...
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But. He looks so smart in those glasses.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:23 | 5100464 dumbStruck
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2016 presidential candidate..... I guess the powers that be did not want him, maybe Hitlery has been chosen as the next one !

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:59 | 5100607 NickVegas
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That's what I was thinking. This is how they narrow the field, or disuade anyone from trying who isn't a sociopath. I don't know, maybe he is a scumbag, maybe not. I do know he is repatriating Texas gold, and I'm sure that doesn't go over with the Satanists who are the true powers.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 00:17 | 5101110 Oldwood
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The left has been pushing democracy rather than a republic for years, but they can only ralley so many stupid people who don't understand the principle of running out of other people's money, so they have pursued a parallel track of gaining control of the courts. We are seeing in federal district courts as well as state and county courts. This drunk should have never been allowed to keep her office..period and the fact that Perry was trying to force her out was open and publicly backed...no back room deal. We saw this in Wisconsin with their governor, using the courts to effect public policy through lawsuits. The left and their vast resources in the legal field are well equipped for this. Perry may not be put out but his agenda will likely be sidelined.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:23 | 5100466 WillyGroper
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Oooops

Shades of slimey T. Cullen Davis.

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