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2014-07-06 09:23:20 PM
Awesome. I just love Martha Raddatz.
 
2014-07-06 09:27:27 PM
TEH LIEBERAL MEDIA IS CENSORING RICK PERRY story from Newsbusters and/or Pajamas Media in 3..2..1..
 
2014-07-06 09:33:46 PM
Why do they hate his first amendment rights?
 
2014-07-06 09:44:29 PM
Hell, it's not like we need another reason not to vote for him in 2016 ...
 
2014-07-06 09:59:25 PM
He must be overdoing the pain pills again.

/the glasses make him look even more stupid
 
2014-07-06 10:16:13 PM

ManateeGag: Why do they hate his first amendment rights?


I kind of wish she hadn't have cut him off.  He was digging a pretty nice hole for himself, I would have liked to have heard the apotheosis of his derp.
 
2014-07-06 10:43:12 PM
Let him talk! Let him talk!
 
2014-07-07 12:18:20 AM
I had problems playing the video so I found this on youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MU__bKdIsw

The comments there make me weep for our country's future.
 
2014-07-07 12:39:03 AM

TuteTibiImperes: He was digging a pretty nice hole for himself


Yeah, I'm all for letting him talk too.
 
2014-07-07 12:41:35 AM

bdub77: The comments there make me weep for our country's future.

"...go fark yourself you inbred piece of shiat."


I wonder what his FARK handle is
 
2014-07-07 12:42:57 AM
Let the insane man gibber!
 
2014-07-07 12:54:04 AM
As a governor of an affected state I imagine it must be very frustrating to deal with this issue, but the fact that he's citing a lack of response to a letter he wrote as PROOF of a conspiracy is utterly rediculous.  We don't know what was in the letter, if it was your standard tea party derp I can imagine it getting round filed as a hoax.

Also can he nix the glasses?  They really aren't making him seem smarter, they're just highlighting that he wants to appear smarter.
 
2014-07-07 01:06:15 AM

Ambivalence: As a governor of an affected state I imagine it must be very frustrating to deal with this issue, but the fact that he's citing a lack of response to a letter he wrote as PROOF of a conspiracy is utterly rediculous.  We don't know what was in the letter, if it was your standard tea party derp I can imagine it getting round filed as a hoax.

Also can he nix the glasses?  They really aren't making him seem smarter, they're just highlighting that he wants to appear smarter.


I'd like to think that Obama immediately roundfiles any correspondence from Perry.
 
2014-07-07 01:07:34 AM
That this man was elected to govern an entire state is rather mind-boggling. Then again, there is a lot that boggles the mind about US politics.
 
2014-07-07 01:12:48 AM

TuteTibiImperes: I'd like to think that Obama immediately roundfiles any correspondence from Perry.


I'm sure correspondence from Governors, regardless of party affiliation, get read by SOMEONE and brought to someone else's attention.  Maybe not Obama himself, but it's not like they'd treat it with the same regard that a letter from one of us pleebes would.
 
2014-07-07 01:16:09 AM

Somacandra: TuteTibiImperes: He was digging a pretty nice hole for himself

Yeah, I'm all for letting him talk too.


"Please proceed, Governor."
 
2014-07-07 01:21:55 AM

Ambivalence: TuteTibiImperes: I'd like to think that Obama immediately roundfiles any correspondence from Perry.

I'm sure correspondence from Governors, regardless of party affiliation, get read by SOMEONE and brought to someone else's attention.  Maybe not Obama himself, but it's not like they'd treat it with the same regard that a letter from one of us pleebes would.


Probably true, but receiving a letter with the equivalent of FW: FW: FW: conspiracy theories from anyone, sitting governors included, doesn't really require any kind of response IMO.

It would be like Perry mailing Obama a photocopy of his balls.  What is the President supposed to say?
 
2014-07-07 02:17:20 AM

TuteTibiImperes: Ambivalence: TuteTibiImperes: I'd like to think that Obama immediately roundfiles any correspondence from Perry.

I'm sure correspondence from Governors, regardless of party affiliation, get read by SOMEONE and brought to someone else's attention.  Maybe not Obama himself, but it's not like they'd treat it with the same regard that a letter from one of us pleebes would.

Probably true, but receiving a letter with the equivalent of FW: FW: FW: conspiracy theories from anyone, sitting governors included, doesn't really require any kind of response IMO.

It would be like Perry mailing Obama a photocopy of his balls.  What is the President supposed to say?


Perry implying that 1,000 more Boarder Patrol personnel would keep these immigrants out is kinda strange. I haven't watched Fox News or listened to AM radio for about a month. Is this a talking point?
 
2014-07-07 02:21:23 AM
That is the stupidest Rick Perry I've ever seen. He can't or won't answer a single question.
 
2014-07-07 02:26:42 AM

Notabunny: Perry implying that 1,000 more Boarder Patrol personnel would keep these immigrants out is kinda strange. I haven't watched Fox News or listened to AM radio for about a month. Is this a talking point?


It's not like these kids aren't being rounded up.  There are tons of news stories about temporary housing facilities and kids sleeping on the floor with metalic thermal blankets and not much else.  They are being rounded up, it sounds like they want Obama to stop it from happening entirely but they never say what he's supposed to do about it.  Mexicio is (still) a sovereign country.  The US can't patrol their side of the border for them.
 
2014-07-07 02:34:13 AM

Ambivalence: Notabunny: Perry implying that 1,000 more Boarder Patrol personnel would keep these immigrants out is kinda strange. I haven't watched Fox News or listened to AM radio for about a month. Is this a talking point?

It's not like these kids aren't being rounded up.  There are tons of news stories about temporary housing facilities and kids sleeping on the floor with metalic thermal blankets and not much else.  They are being rounded up, it sounds like they want Obama to stop it from happening entirely but they never say what he's supposed to do about it.  Mexicio is (still) a sovereign country.  The US can't patrol their side of the border for them.


I thought it was a strange thing to say not just because the immigrants are voluntarily surrendering to the Boarder Patrol agents, but also because the law W signed in 2008 says we have to take them into custody and have a hearing.
 
2014-07-07 02:41:01 AM

mamoru: That this man was elected to govern an entire state is rather mind-boggling.


*sigh*

Don't even get me started.
 
2014-07-07 04:26:53 AM

mamoru: That this man was elected to govern an entire state is rather mind-boggling.


Texas doesn't exactly have a sterling record since Ann Richards.
 
2014-07-07 04:46:41 AM

TuteTibiImperes: It would be like Perry mailing Obama a photocopy of his balls.  What is the President supposed to say?


He could reply with a quote from Nixon (a la Good Morning Vietnam): "...they're soft and they're very shallow and they serve no purpose."

:D
 
2014-07-07 04:50:24 AM
Not sure if journalistic integrity or just a hard break...


violentsalvation: That is the stupidest Rick Perry I've ever seen. He can't or won't answer a single question.


But look at the glasses!  Just like Rachel Maddow!

images.sodahead.com
 
2014-07-07 04:51:31 AM
Just for the lulz, anyone got a copy of Dipshiat's letter?
 
2014-07-07 04:54:05 AM
www.rawstory.com

So these days I'm like really, really into this whole objectivist thing. Its pretty underground right now so yeah, you've probably never heard of it.
 
2014-07-07 05:01:16 AM
Rick Perry is just insane. When I want the real facts, I ask Sarah Palin
 
2014-07-07 05:01:17 AM

dookdookdook: Just for the lulz, anyone got a copy of Dipshiat's letter?


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-07-07 05:02:06 AM
I'll bet copies of that letter get hung up on bulletin boards for everyone at the White House to get a laugh at.
 
2014-07-07 05:03:35 AM
 
2014-07-07 05:04:56 AM
"Obama cannot change the law alone, and Congress won't act! The following explains why the illegal children are being processed the way they are currently by the Obama administration. You'll be able to do some whoop ass on some republicans with this bit of information:
Unaccompanied minors fall under the bipartisan law, William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, which passed the House and Senate unanimously and was signed into law by President George W. Bush.
That law says the children cannot be sent back. They must instead be held humanely by the Department of Health and Human Services until the courts release them to a "suitable family member" in this country.
The child "shall be promptly placed in the least restrictive setting that is in the best interest of the child," the law stipulates. "Placement of child trafficking victims may include placement in an Unaccompanied Refugee Minor program ... if a suitable family member is not available to provide care."
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sources say more than 80 percent of these children will find permanent homes in the U.S., with either family or foster homes and not be sent back to Central America. ABC NEWS"
from the comments.  huh.
 
2014-07-07 05:10:34 AM
"When I have written a letter that is dated May of 2012, and I have yet to have a response from this administration, I will tell you they either are inept or don't care, and that is my position,"

Since it's Rick Perry, my first thought on reading this was "Did you remember to mail the letter after you wrote it?"

/My second was:
//Did you apply correct postage?
///And use the full nine-digit zip code?
 
2014-07-07 05:13:10 AM

Markoff_Cheney: "Obama cannot change the law alone, and Congress won't act! The following explains why the illegal children are being processed the way they are currently by the Obama administration. You'll be able to do some whoop ass on some republicans with this bit of information:
Unaccompanied minors fall under the bipartisan law, William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, which passed the House and Senate unanimously and was signed into law by President George W. Bush.
That law says the children cannot be sent back. They must instead be held humanely by the Department of Health and Human Services until the courts release them to a "suitable family member" in this country.
The child "shall be promptly placed in the least restrictive setting that is in the best interest of the child," the law stipulates. "Placement of child trafficking victims may include placement in an Unaccompanied Refugee Minor program ... if a suitable family member is not available to provide care."
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sources say more than 80 percent of these children will find permanent homes in the U.S., with either family or foster homes and not be sent back to Central America. ABC NEWS"
from the comments.  huh.


What will be particularly interesting to see is whether the republican house will move to change this law or whether they'll just sit around and keep blaming Obama for it.  My bet is on the latter but it would be very interesting if they try the former.
 
2014-07-07 05:15:47 AM

Markoff_Cheney: "Obama cannot change the law alone, and Congress won't act! The following explains why the illegal children are being processed the way they are currently by the Obama administration. You'll be able to do some whoop ass on some republicans with this bit of information:
Unaccompanied minors fall under the bipartisan law, William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, which passed the House and Senate unanimously and was signed into law by President George W. Bush.
That law says the children cannot be sent back. They must instead be held humanely by the Department of Health and Human Services until the courts release them to a "suitable family member" in this country.
The child "shall be promptly placed in the least restrictive setting that is in the best interest of the child," the law stipulates. "Placement of child trafficking victims may include placement in an Unaccompanied Refugee Minor program ... if a suitable family member is not available to provide care."
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sources say more than 80 percent of these children will find permanent homes in the U.S., with either family or foster homes and not be sent back to Central America. ABC NEWS"
from the comments.  huh.


I can't believe people who don't have sympathy for kids, whatever color, national origin, whatever. They're just kids. I bet most of them don't understand why their parents sent them here, and the ones who do just want a future not ruled by drug gangs (meeting American demand).

And of course it's mainly "family values" conservatives.

Anybody with no empathy for children has no worthwhile values.
 
2014-07-07 05:17:31 AM
The belief people have that glasses make you seem smarter is bunk. Red Green said it best: "if the eyes are the window to your mind, and your eyes are failing, there's a good chance your brain's on its last legs, too."
 
2014-07-07 05:18:20 AM
Just let him talk. Give him his time in front of the camera. Lets see how deep that rabbit hole goes.
 
2014-07-07 05:28:26 AM

DubyaHater: Just let him talk. Give him his time in front of the camera. Lets see how deep that rabbit hole goes.


Be careful when staring into the abyss; something might look back and see you.
 
2014-07-07 05:40:48 AM
Let Mr. Perry talk. I want to hear which federal agencies he wrote President Obama to close and fix the problem.
 
2014-07-07 05:42:39 AM

Jorn the Younger: "When I have written a letter that is dated May of 2012, and I have yet to have a response from this administration, I will tell you they either are inept or don't care, and that is my position,"

Since it's Rick Perry, my first thought on reading this was "Did you remember to mail the letter after you wrote it?"

/My second was:
//Did you apply correct postage?
///And use the full nine-digit zip code?


Did he remember to put the letter in the envelope before he sealed it and put it in the mailbox? Does he know what a mailbox is? Does he know where the mailbox is?

There's just too many questions we need answered first before we can really form an accurate opinion on this.
 
2014-07-07 05:46:44 AM

glmorrs1: Jorn the Younger: "When I have written a letter that is dated May of 2012, and I have yet to have a response from this administration, I will tell you they either are inept or don't care, and that is my position,"

Since it's Rick Perry, my first thought on reading this was "Did you remember to mail the letter after you wrote it?"

/My second was:
//Did you apply correct postage?
///And use the full nine-digit zip code?

Did he remember to put the letter in the envelope before he sealed it and put it in the mailbox? Does he know what a mailbox is? Does he know where the mailbox is?

There's just too many questions we need answered first before we can really form an accurate opinion on this.


Does he know to not use a crayon when writing the letter?

Does he know that putting talcum powder in the envelope is a bad idea?

Does he know not to sign the letter with a kiss in black lipstick?


\the questions just boggle the mind
 
2014-07-07 05:54:54 AM
Why confuse incompetence and neglect with conspiracy?

Obama's decision to create new law by refusing to enforce existing immigration law led children and their parents to believe the doors were open and they wouldn't be shipped home.

So now we have the same number of children crossing the border in one month that previously came here in a year.

No conspiracy, just stupidity. And now he's trying to argue that the problem he made worse can be solved if people would only listen to him. Nope. Don't listen to him. Take care of the children and then send them back.
 
2014-07-07 05:56:26 AM

Delay: Let Mr. Perry talk. I want to hear which federal agencies he wrote President Obama to close and fix the problem.


It was probably Departments of Commerce, and Education, and...um....I forget the third one.
 
2014-07-07 05:58:24 AM

soseussme: Markoff_Cheney: "Obama cannot change the law alone, and Congress won't act! The following explains why the illegal children are being processed the way they are currently by the Obama administration. You'll be able to do some whoop ass on some republicans with this bit of information:
Unaccompanied minors fall under the bipartisan law, William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, which passed the House and Senate unanimously and was signed into law by President George W. Bush.
That law says the children cannot be sent back. They must instead be held humanely by the Department of Health and Human Services until the courts release them to a "suitable family member" in this country.
The child "shall be promptly placed in the least restrictive setting that is in the best interest of the child," the law stipulates. "Placement of child trafficking victims may include placement in an Unaccompanied Refugee Minor program ... if a suitable family member is not available to provide care."
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sources say more than 80 percent of these children will find permanent homes in the U.S., with either family or foster homes and not be sent back to Central America. ABC NEWS"
from the comments.  huh.

I can't believe people who don't have sympathy for kids, whatever color, national origin, whatever. They're just kids. I bet most of them don't understand why their parents sent them here, and the ones who do just want a future not ruled by drug gangs (meeting American demand).

And of course it's mainly "family values" conservatives.

Anybody with no empathy for children has no worthwhile values.


That RIGHT there - how about we end the farcical War on Drugs and deprive the cartels and gangs of their profit stream? Perhaps THAT might curtail the influx, and save us a little money in the process!
 
2014-07-07 06:00:32 AM

soseussme: Markoff_Cheney: "Obama cannot change the law alone, and Congress won't act! The following explains why the illegal children are being processed the way they are currently by the Obama administration. You'll be able to do some whoop ass on some republicans with this bit of information:
Unaccompanied minors fall under the bipartisan law, William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, which passed the House and Senate unanimously and was signed into law by President George W. Bush.
That law says the children cannot be sent back. They must instead be held humanely by the Department of Health and Human Services until the courts release them to a "suitable family member" in this country.
The child "shall be promptly placed in the least restrictive setting that is in the best interest of the child," the law stipulates. "Placement of child trafficking victims may include placement in an Unaccompanied Refugee Minor program ... if a suitable family member is not available to provide care."
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sources say more than 80 percent of these children will find permanent homes in the U.S., with either family or foster homes and not be sent back to Central America. ABC NEWS"
from the comments.  huh.

I can't believe people who don't have sympathy for kids, whatever color, national origin, whatever. They're just kids. I bet most of them don't understand why their parents sent them here, and the ones who do just want a future not ruled by drug gangs (meeting American demand).

And of course it's mainly "family values" conservatives.

Anybody with no empathy for children has no worthwhile values.


Where does this end? When you decide enough illegal immigrants have crossed? What about tens of millions of children who live in hardship but can't come to our border?

This was entirely predictable consequence of Obama's policies.

A better idea is to promote policies that would improve their lot at home.
 
2014-07-07 06:00:47 AM

Animatronik: Why confuse incompetence and neglect with conspiracy?

Obama's decision to create new law by refusing to enforce existing immigration law led children and their parents to believe the doors were open and they wouldn't be shipped home.

So now we have the same number of children crossing the border in one month that previously came here in a year.

No conspiracy, just stupidity. And now he's trying to argue that the problem he made worse can be solved if people would only listen to him. Nope. Don't listen to him. Take care of the children and then send them back.


Okay, I'll take the bait.

What law is he refusing to enforce, and what law did he create? Be specific.
 
2014-07-07 06:01:17 AM

UNC_Samurai: soseussme: Markoff_Cheney: "Obama cannot change the law alone, and Congress won't act! The following explains why the illegal children are being processed the way they are currently by the Obama administration. You'll be able to do some whoop ass on some republicans with this bit of information:
Unaccompanied minors fall under the bipartisan law, William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, which passed the House and Senate unanimously and was signed into law by President George W. Bush.
That law says the children cannot be sent back. They must instead be held humanely by the Department of Health and Human Services until the courts release them to a "suitable family member" in this country.
The child "shall be promptly placed in the least restrictive setting that is in the best interest of the child," the law stipulates. "Placement of child trafficking victims may include placement in an Unaccompanied Refugee Minor program ... if a suitable family member is not available to provide care."
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sources say more than 80 percent of these children will find permanent homes in the U.S., with either family or foster homes and not be sent back to Central America. ABC NEWS"
from the comments.  huh.

I can't believe people who don't have sympathy for kids, whatever color, national origin, whatever. They're just kids. I bet most of them don't understand why their parents sent them here, and the ones who do just want a future not ruled by drug gangs (meeting American demand).

And of course it's mainly "family values" conservatives.

Anybody with no empathy for children has no worthwhile values.

That RIGHT there - how about we end the farcical War on Drugs and deprive the cartels and gangs of their profit stream? Perhaps THAT might curtail the influx, and save us a little money in the process!


This is something we agree on in general.
 
2014-07-07 06:01:27 AM

Animatronik: Why confuse incompetence and neglect with conspiracy?

Obama's decision to create new law by refusing to enforce existing immigration law led children and their parents to believe the doors were open and they wouldn't be shipped home.

So now we have the same number of children crossing the border in one month that previously came here in a year.

No conspiracy, just stupidity. And now he's trying to argue that the problem he made worse can be solved if people would only listen to him. Nope. Don't listen to him. Take care of the children and then send them back.


Enforcing existing law...like the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008?
 
2014-07-07 06:01:46 AM
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-07 06:03:04 AM
You know what, forget it - you already responded to the post describing the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, and ignored the information that didn't fit your little trolly narrative.

You live with your mom / 10
 
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