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Texas Governor Rick Perry indicted by grand jury | KXAN   

This might put a crimp in his 2016 plans:

"At the center of the issue is a complaint about intimidation stemming from Perry’s threat to veto of $7.5 million in state funding to the Public Integrity Unit run by Lehmberg’s office. The threat came after she pleaded guilty to drunk driving and served a 45-day sentence; Perry called on her to step down but she refused to resign her position. Perry then vetoed the funding for the PIU.

A grand jury was called to determine whether or not Perry broke the law when he threatened to veto the funding. As a result they issued indictments on two felony charges: abuse of official capacity and coercion of public servant. If found guilty on the charges, Perry could be sentenced to a maximum 109 years in prison.

An indictment indicates the grand jury believes the state has a strong enough case to send to trial and is not a finding of guilt. Special prosecutor Michael McCrum oversaw the presentation to the grand jury who has been meeting on and off this summer and returned the indictment Friday afternoon.”

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C’mon! Enemies who would utterly annihilate America, they would obviously have information on plots. They carry out jihad. Oh, but you can’t offend them. Can’t make them feel uncomfortable, not even a smidgen. Well, if I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.

Professional snowbilly and former Gov. Sarah Palin, voicing her support for torture this Saturday during a speech at the National Rifle Association’s “Stand And Fight” rally.

For fuck’s sake… She wants us living in a Michael Bay movie.

Source: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/sarah-palin-waterboarding

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Welfare cowboy Cliven Bundy’s failed last stand isn’t the only thing making Nevadans blush this week. 

Gov. Brian Sandoval (R-Nev.) recently issued a proclamation designating this week “state employees week” — usually, no big deal, governors issue things like this all the time. However, the proclaimation misspelled the word “cultural” in describing the work state employees do to protect “cultural resources.” 

The result?

The proclamation extolled the hard work of state employees in conserving and preserving “clitorial resources” in Nevada. Perhaps he was just courting the vote of those who have a clitoris?

Oops. Spell-check AND copyediting are crucial, kids. If the governor needs a copy-editor, simianhighway might be available.

Source: http://www.rgj.com/story/renomemo/2014/04/17/nevada-governor-embarrassed-by-proclamation-typo/7846883/

Welfare cowboy Cliven Bundy’s failed last stand isn’t the only thing making Nevadans blush this week.

Gov. Brian Sandoval (R-Nev.) recently issued a proclamation designating this week “state employees week” — usually, no big deal, governors issue things like this all the time. However, the proclaimation misspelled the word “cultural” in describing the work state employees do to protect “cultural resources.”

The result?

The proclamation extolled the hard work of state employees in conserving and preserving “clitorial resources” in Nevada. Perhaps he was just courting the vote of those who have a clitoris?

Oops. Spell-check AND copyediting are crucial, kids. If the governor needs a copy-editor, simianhighway might be available.

Source: http://www.rgj.com/story/renomemo/2014/04/17/nevada-governor-embarrassed-by-proclamation-typo/7846883/

Filed under nevada politics brian sandoval clitoral resources cultural resources proclamation typo lulz what war on women? republican gop

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Article: GOP state senator in Colorado says it was “a good thing” that Aurora killer James Holmes had 100-round magazine   

A GOP state senator in Colorado says it was “a good thing” that Aurora killer James Holmes had 100-round magazine. Bernie Herpin, a state senator elected in the wake of gun control laws that spurred the recall of several Democratic senators, made the comments in support of his bill to overturn Colorado’s ban on extended magazines and drums like the one James Holmes used to kill and maim over 70 people.

But it’s apparently a “good thing” he had it.

What a disgusting, heinous person.

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Can’t we just exile this snowbilly to an unpopulated area of Alaska with no internet access? 
Oh, wait.
Last time she did that, we got a “reality” show. Shit.
But really. Over 25,000 people who clicked “like” on this racist drivel? I wish I could say I was shocked, but Sarah Palin will appropriate any possible occasion to remind you that SHE is a true American, not that Black man in the White House. She’s the type of person that says to her hairdresser with a wink, “WHITE House, amirite?! Get it? Eh?”
Yeah, Sarah. We get it. This is the message the GOP is sending. Auctioning off rifles in memory of MLK, Jr. and asking President Barack Obama to “stop playing the race card.” Christ, they love that King quote, but I’ll be damned if they get the context.

Can’t we just exile this snowbilly to an unpopulated area of Alaska with no internet access?

Oh, wait.

Last time she did that, we got a “reality” show. Shit.

But really. Over 25,000 people who clicked “like” on this racist drivel? I wish I could say I was shocked, but Sarah Palin will appropriate any possible occasion to remind you that SHE is a true American, not that Black man in the White House. She’s the type of person that says to her hairdresser with a wink, “WHITE House, amirite?! Get it? Eh?”

Yeah, Sarah. We get it. This is the message the GOP is sending. Auctioning off rifles in memory of MLK, Jr. and asking President Barack Obama to “stop playing the race card.” Christ, they love that King quote, but I’ll be damned if they get the context.

Filed under sarah palin politics gop mlk martin luther king jr whitewashing racism racist

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Did you hear? I joined @Snapchat! For daily updates & behind-the-scenes footage follow: senatorrandpaul on the photo sharing app. I’m sending my first snap tonight.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. asking his fans to add him on Snapchat.

With Paul’s staffing history, I can see this going terribly wrong. And I’m not sure, but it might be some kind of violation of federal law to send unsolicited dick pics to a U.S. Senator. I’ll be curious to see how this plays out and if anyone actually adds him.

Facebook post here: https://facebook.com/RandPaul/posts/10152022425591107

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michelebachmann:

Tremendous honor to meet these WWII veterans this morning and help them gain access to their memorial.

“We’re very excited. It’s exactly what we wanted, and we got it.” — Michele Bachmann on the prospect of a government shutdown, Sept. 28th, 2013.
"This is about the happiest I’ve seen [U.S. House] members in a long time because we’ve seen we’re starting to win this dialogue on a national level." — Michele Bachmann on Sean Hannity’s show Wednesday night.
So while she smiles and poses for the camera with veterans, remember: Denying access to the memorial is exactly what the GOP wanted, until the camera is pointed at them.
Oh, and those vets? They may have access to their memorial, but within 30 days or less, they won’t have their pensions and disability payments. Veterans receiving the GI Bill are already affected, and services like new claims, receipt of death benefits, and burials in national cemeteries are being performed only intermittently — or not at all. 
Keep smiling, you heartless clown.

michelebachmann:

Tremendous honor to meet these WWII veterans this morning and help them gain access to their memorial.

“We’re very excited. It’s exactly what we wanted, and we got it.” — Michele Bachmann on the prospect of a government shutdown, Sept. 28th, 2013.

"This is about the happiest I’ve seen [U.S. House] members in a long time because we’ve seen we’re starting to win this dialogue on a national level." — Michele Bachmann on Sean Hannity’s show Wednesday night.

So while she smiles and poses for the camera with veterans, remember: Denying access to the memorial is exactly what the GOP wanted, until the camera is pointed at them.

Oh, and those vets? They may have access to their memorial, but within 30 days or less, they won’t have their pensions and disability payments. Veterans receiving the GI Bill are already affected, and services like new claims, receipt of death benefits, and burials in national cemeteries are being performed only intermittently — or not at all. 

Keep smiling, you heartless clown.

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For those who think the government shutdown affects just a few people, U.S. Uncut provides evidence to the contrary. This is happening in all 50 states. Some states have enough to last through the month. And some states have nothing with which to fund these programs. In Cedar Rapids, Iowa, new vouchers (worth an average of $55 a month) were not issued, and the agency has funds to operate for just ten days. 
From The Gazette:

The WIC program appears to be taking the brunt of the shutdown, at least for now, and for people such as Sarah Regan, 33, of Cedar Rapids, it means finding an alternative or going without.
Regan, who just delivered her baby Kendyl two weeks ago, is on unpaid maternity leave, and has been counting on WIC for core items like milk, bread, eggs and cheese through her pregnancy. When she showed up at the office for her appointment on Tuesday, she was surprised the government shutdown cost her her WIC payment.
“I knew there was a shutdown, but I did not realize it would affect everyone on a personal level,” Regan said. “We will just have to find another way to supplement our food, or just have to go without until it comes through. There’s no fall back. It’s just wait and see when this ends.”

And to think, according to a GOP congressman at a fundraiser, this was all to appease the Tea Party. Yet another case of kicking the poor to thrill the rich.

For those who think the government shutdown affects just a few people, U.S. Uncut provides evidence to the contrary. This is happening in all 50 states. Some states have enough to last through the month. And some states have nothing with which to fund these programs. In Cedar Rapids, Iowa, new vouchers (worth an average of $55 a month) were not issued, and the agency has funds to operate for just ten days

From The Gazette:

The WIC program appears to be taking the brunt of the shutdown, at least for now, and for people such as Sarah Regan, 33, of Cedar Rapids, it means finding an alternative or going without.

Regan, who just delivered her baby Kendyl two weeks ago, is on unpaid maternity leave, and has been counting on WIC for core items like milk, bread, eggs and cheese through her pregnancy. When she showed up at the office for her appointment on Tuesday, she was surprised the government shutdown cost her her WIC payment.

“I knew there was a shutdown, but I did not realize it would affect everyone on a personal level,” Regan said. “We will just have to find another way to supplement our food, or just have to go without until it comes through. There’s no fall back. It’s just wait and see when this ends.”

And to think, according to a GOP congressman at a fundraiser, this was all to appease the Tea Party. Yet another case of kicking the poor to thrill the rich.

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