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Published on Aug 20, 2011
Today I'm going to burn a picture of Rick Perry.
Rick Perry is the picture of how teabaggers and dittoheads see America and the world, which is anti-intellectual knownothingism.
This is a guy who believes Texas has a right to secede from the union (sorry neo-Confederates, it or any other state does not). He should know this, and either he doesn't, or is just pandering to teabaggers and dittoheads, who believe the election of Barack Obama would lead to giant concentration camps, or even another Civil War...
This is also a guy who believes creationism and evolution should be taught side by side as science, when the Supreme Court has explicitly ruled that teaching the former in a public school violates the Constitution...
"Consider the Texas that Perry holds up to the rest of the nation for admiration. It has the fourth-highest poverty rate of any state. It tied with Mississippi last year for the highest percentage of workers in minimum-wage jobs. It ranks first in adults without high school diplomas. Twenty-six percent of Texans have no health insurance — the highest percentage of medically uninsured residents of any state. It leads the nation in the percentage of children who lack medical insurance. Texas has an inordinate number of employers who provide no insurance to their workers, partly because insurance rates are high, thanks to an absence of regulations."
And finally, this is a guy who still believes abstinence only sex education works, even though Texas has the third highest rate of teen pregnancy in the nation...
For these reasons, I must burn a picture of Rick Perry, and burn a picture of Rick Perry I shall. So sit back, relax, have yourself some Texas BBQ, flip on the Cowboys' game, and enjoy the show.
Thanks for lookin!
UPDATE (8-27-11) POLITICO suspects Perry may be channeling Barry Goldwater, who had his own history of making reckless statements that revealed how much of an extremist he was, and he went down in - up to that time - a record landslide defeat at the hands of Lyndon Johnson.
Hopefully history repeats itself so these silly no-nothing, teabagging, Limbaugh conservatives will be pushed back to the margins where they belong.
The dittoheads in the audience applauded twice when the moderators brought it up.
UPDATE (10-4-11): Two more reasons to burn a picture of Rick Perry. Y'all know about his little "hunting camp" that was known as "Niggerhead." Now comes word that in 2000, then Lt. Gov. Perry supported the presence of Confederate plagues and symbols. I had a feeling that glow Perry seemed to have was really a light reflecting off his Confederate flag belt buckle.
How 'bout this campaign video entitled "Strong," in which he says in part:
"I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a Christian. But you don't need to be in the pew every Sunday to know that there's something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military, but our kids can't openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school."
A pretty blatant attempt to reach out to evangelical dittoheads by suggesting that gays not be allowed to serve in the military, even though a majority of Americans supports this. The only time this guy doesn't sound like he's drunk or falling asleep is when he's reaching out to neo-Confederate or religious nutjobs. Meh!
PS. I will not be using Xtranormal text to speech animations in my videos until they're problems are resolved. Namely, all the best voices have been removed, and the characters no longer can be directed to look at cameras you set them to look at. Add to that the peculiar factor of characters hunched over or wobbling around like they're drunk. If this problem is fixed, I may return, but for now, it's back to the drawing board.