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(Yahoo)   Was Rick Perry trippin' balls at a recent stump speech? Watch the video for yourself, and decide   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 160
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2011-10-31 02:41:45 PM  
Lay off the sauce before showtime, Rick.
 
2011-10-31 02:46:39 PM  
Drunk, high, or regressed to a 10 year old.
 
2011-10-31 02:49:21 PM  
Oh he's been taking more than 1 thing before going up on stage.

I think the pressure got to him and he's using just to get through it.

So ... Romney? Who's going to split the ticket into 2? I still see 2 candidates from the GOP running- the main one and a 'tea party' candidate.
 
2011-10-31 02:49:38 PM  

Diogenes: egressed to a 10 year old.


You're assuming he progressed to something beyond that.. TSK TSK.
 
2011-10-31 02:51:01 PM  
Did anyone actually tell Rick what happened at the Alamo?

He's big on the "pick fight, lose, die" platform, I guess.
 
2011-10-31 02:56:07 PM  
OMG! You mean a candidate can be personable. Also, if this is what passes as drunk or tripping to pundits, they obviously have never been either.
 
2011-10-31 02:59:53 PM  
Yep. He's lit.
 
2011-10-31 03:00:54 PM  
The guy's a terrible governor and an even terribler presidential candidate, but don't pretend he's stupid enough to get high right before a speech. Probably just jet lag or something.
 
2011-10-31 03:02:57 PM  
I'd be more worried if he wasn't drunk acting like that.
 
2011-10-31 03:05:49 PM  

WTF Indeed: OMG! You mean a candidate can be personable. Also, if this is what passes as drunk or tripping to pundits, they obviously have never been either.


You obviously didn't watch the video until the end. You can hear his speech getting more slurred as he goes along.

Oh, and if he's not loaded? Even worse.
 
2011-10-31 03:06:54 PM  
My money's on the old standby "an unanticipated adverse reaction to prescription medications issued to treat a sinus infection" statement coming out of his front office soon.
 
2011-10-31 03:07:41 PM  

Runs_With_Scissors_: You can hear his speech getting more slurred as he goes along.


I like how he trips on the syrup sloshing in the bottle for a bit..
 
2011-10-31 03:08:35 PM  
Nah... that's just an asshole trying to be "personable".
 
2011-10-31 03:13:07 PM  
I don't care if he gave the best speech of his life, or if got up there and took a piss on the corner of the stage. He's a dangerous ideologue who is proud of his ignorance and therefore shouldn't be allowed on the White House Tour, let alone in the oval office.
 
2011-10-31 03:14:04 PM  
Yup. Pure Presidential material right there. Saving of the party. He MUST be The One. Right after Bachmann. And Trump. Or Cain. Or Romney. Or who is it THIS week?

Maybe instead of focusing only on the front runners, or their supposed destiny, we might want to choose the best man or woman for the job.

Sadly, I don't think that we're going to get a decent President out of the lot that's running for my party's ticket. Not at least out of the ones that the Idiot Brigade insists is anywhere near acceptable...
 
2011-10-31 03:15:17 PM  

markie_farkie: Runs_With_Scissors_: You can hear his speech getting more slurred as he goes along.

I like how he trips on the syrup sloshing in the bottle for a bit..


"Whoa.... That is SO cool! It's like a liquid gold lava lamp."

My guess is he slammed a few back right before hitting the stage and they kicked in during his rambling screed, uh, speech.
 
2011-10-31 03:15:41 PM  

hubiestubert: my party's


SERIOUSLY?? How can you *still* be a republican. Is there a single action they've taken in the last twenty years that you agree with? Not the shiat the pretend they might do, but actual actions?
 
2011-10-31 03:18:05 PM  

what_now: hubiestubert: my party's

SERIOUSLY?? How can you *still* be a republican. Is there a single action they've taken in the last twenty years that you agree with? Not the shiat the pretend they might do, but actual actions?


I've tagged him as a favorite for being level headed and intelligent- even if we don't see eye to eye. I've often wondered this myself.
 
2011-10-31 03:19:10 PM  

what_now: hubiestubert: my party's

SERIOUSLY?? How can you *still* be a republican. Is there a single action they've taken in the last twenty years that you agree with? Not the shiat the pretend they might do, but actual actions?


He's one of those guys that's destined to always be labeled "Pretty sane, for a Republican."
 
2011-10-31 03:24:29 PM  
Given the rhetoric that's been coming from the right lately, I'd say the entire Republican party has been mainlining a keg of Thorazine and crack.
 
2011-10-31 03:25:04 PM  
hubiestubert [TotalFark] Edit/Remove Favorite (favorite: Right winger in doubt)
 
2011-10-31 03:28:32 PM  

hubiestubert: Sadly, I don't think that we're going to get a decent President out of the lot that's running for my party's ticket. Not at least out of the ones that the Idiot Brigade insists is anywhere near acceptable...


Not to pile on, but why do you self-identify as a Republican, then? The party has clearly moved too far to the right and become far too extreme for you. I'm not saying you should become a Democrat, but why don't you consider yourself independennt, or political in a way other than being a Republican? I mean, I vote Democrat consistently because they tend to be the worse of the two viable options by far, but I consider myself a liberal or an independent, not a member of that farked up party.
 
2011-10-31 03:32:18 PM  

Bloody William: hubiestubert: Sadly, I don't think that we're going to get a decent President out of the lot that's running for my party's ticket. Not at least out of the ones that the Idiot Brigade insists is anywhere near acceptable...

Not to pile on, but why do you self-identify as a Republican, then? The party has clearly moved too far to the right and become far too extreme for you. I'm not saying you should become a Democrat, but why don't you consider yourself independennt, or political in a way other than being a Republican? I mean, I vote Democrat consistently because they tend to be the worse of the two viable options by far, but I consider myself a liberal or an independent, not a member of that farked up party.


Imagine how those on the left feel. Bend over and grab your ankles, no matter who you vote for.

And to those who say 'but but but vote 3rd party', yeah how often has that worked out for you? It hasn't. I would vote 3rd party, if it had a chance in hell of actually doing something. But I live in cookoo town US where being moderate is akin to being brown. And we all know Sheriff Joe loves his brown people.
 
2011-10-31 03:32:58 PM  

Bloody William: I mean, I vote Democrat consistently because they tend to be the worse of the two viable options by far, but I consider myself a liberal or an independent, not a member of that farked up party.


Yes thank you- I should point out, I have never been a member of the Democratic party. They're way too right wing.
 
2011-10-31 03:33:46 PM  
I should totally hook you up with my friend Lisa.
 
2011-10-31 03:35:06 PM  
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2011-10-31 03:36:02 PM  
Ok, that didn't quote properly. Nadie_AZ
 
2011-10-31 03:39:52 PM  
 
2011-10-31 03:40:22 PM  

what_now: hubiestubert: my party's

SERIOUSLY?? How can you *still* be a republican. Is there a single action they've taken in the last twenty years that you agree with? Not the shiat the pretend they might do, but actual actions?


There are still some folks who I can support, at least at the local level, and that building of support for sane candidates is what we need. If anything, the party needs apostates like myself to get it back to saner ground. That Rove and his ilk have taken the party down such a dark road isn't in doubt, but the path back away from courting the Crazy Train at the national level is. And right now, the party needs sane folks more than ever.
 
2011-10-31 03:46:56 PM  

hubiestubert: what_now: hubiestubert: my party's

SERIOUSLY?? How can you *still* be a republican. Is there a single action they've taken in the last twenty years that you agree with? Not the shiat the pretend they might do, but actual actions?

There are still some folks who I can support, at least at the local level, and that building of support for sane candidates is what we need. If anything, the party needs apostates like myself to get it back to saner ground. That Rove and his ilk have taken the party down such a dark road isn't in doubt, but the path back away from courting the Crazy Train at the national level is. And right now, the party needs sane folks more than ever.


I've begun to suspect that the next 'far left' party is the Republican Party. It seems to be approaching 'that time' when the parties swap ideological sides. I think it'll take a smashing in 2012 for that to happen, most likely.

I could be wrong, but that's my gut feeling.
 
2011-10-31 03:47:21 PM  

Runs_With_Scissors_: You obviously didn't watch the video until the end. You can hear his speech getting more slurred as he goes along.

Oh, and if he's not loaded? Even worse.


I did. He reminds me of Bill Clinton. I didn't hear any slurred speech, what I did hear was a man that felt comfortable being himself in front of a supportive audience. That was a mix of country talk, church services, and cool-guy lingo.
 
2011-10-31 03:50:34 PM  

WTF Indeed: Runs_With_Scissors_: You obviously didn't watch the video until the end. You can hear his speech getting more slurred as he goes along.

Oh, and if he's not loaded? Even worse.

I did. He reminds me of Bill Clinton. I didn't hear any slurred speech, what I did hear was a man that felt comfortable being himself in front of a supportive audience. That was a mix of country talk, church services, and cool-guy lingo.


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2011-10-31 03:59:23 PM  

MisterTweak: Did anyone actually tell Rick what happened at the Alamo?


It was a tie!
 
2011-10-31 04:09:30 PM  
Watched half of it, didn't seem that weird to me, but then I've never really watched him give a speech before. I don't have a "normal Rick Perry" in mind to compare it to. Looks completely sober if you compare it to, say, Ron Paul.
 
2011-10-31 04:18:48 PM  
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2011-10-31 04:22:24 PM  

MisterTweak: Did anyone actually tell Rick what happened at the Alamo?



it was used to hide Pee-Wee's stolen bike?
 
2011-10-31 04:24:25 PM  

WTF Indeed: Runs_With_Scissors_: You obviously didn't watch the video until the end. You can hear his speech getting more slurred as he goes along.

Oh, and if he's not loaded? Even worse.

I did. He reminds me of Bill Clinton. I didn't hear any slurred speech, what I did hear was a man that felt comfortable being himself in front of a supportive audience. That was a mix of country talk, church services, and cool-guy lingo.


3/10

You can do better.
 
2011-10-31 04:25:34 PM  
"personable"
"comfortable talk"
"jet lag"

A lot of people here have never seen someone buzzed before. Make no mistake, with that red flushed face and happy-go-lucky attitude, the man was buzzed.

The more important issue is why anyone should care. Dubya broke America's back while he was stone-cold sober. Alcohol doesn't make someone a terrible failure of a leader - being a Republican does.
 
2011-10-31 05:35:06 PM  

BigTuna: www.instantrunoff.com ^


I see your Instant Runoff Voting, and raise you Condorcet and Approval voting (go down the page a bit to see the handy pictures).
 
2011-10-31 06:06:54 PM  
At least that was the most interesting I've seen him be.

Not "I'll vote for him" interesting, but at least I was entertained.
 
2011-10-31 06:08:38 PM  

Relatively Obscure: At least that was the most interesting I've seen him be.

Not "I'll vote for him" interesting, but at least I was entertained.


He acts and speaks like an introverted 8th grader trying to do his best to get at least 12 of his classmates to vote for him for class president.
 
2011-10-31 06:13:45 PM  
In the more lucid moments I heard George H. W. Bush. The rest is just fracked felgercarb.
 
2011-10-31 06:23:35 PM  
I don't think he's drunk, I think he's trying to sound like W.
 
2011-10-31 06:26:10 PM  

Runs_With_Scissors_: You can do better.


I could. But I'm being honest. He sounded like Bill Clinton, without all the substance.
 
2011-10-31 06:27:15 PM  
He was drunk.
 
2011-10-31 06:27:53 PM  

WTF Indeed: He reminds me of Bill Clinton.


WTF, Indeed.
 
2011-10-31 06:29:40 PM  
On closer inspection: If you listen, he's just appropriating phrases from his competitors and GOP crowd, like Bachmann ("Make Obama a 1-Term President") and Rick Santorum/Langston Hughes ("Let America be America Again") and the GOP so-called "Cut, Cap and Balance" plan along with his "10th Amendment" shtick. He's trying to make sure those things make him come to mind for the crowd when they come up later. And there is a hint of Dubya there too. But it looks to me that he's just trying to be collegial, homey and friendly--help identify with the crowd.
 
2011-10-31 06:31:00 PM  
"this little school I grew up in ..."

WTF
lmao
 
2011-10-31 06:32:23 PM  
MANDATORY DRUG TEST FOR PEOPLE THAT GET PAID FROM PUBLIC FUNDS..

////except elected officials... they're just too dog-gone special!
 
2011-10-31 06:38:30 PM  
I'm sorry, but I don't have any extra brain cells to spare and I'm pretty sure watching 8 minutes of Rick Perry would kill off quite a few.
 
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