Rick Perry Runs; Rightbloggers Offer Endorsements, Excuses

tomt200.jpgTwo weekends back, Texas governor Rick Perry joined the 329 declared candidates for the Republican Presidential nomination, replacing Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Donald Trump, and other former titleholders as rightblogger favorite for 2012 (and frontrunner).

The brethren were so excited that they generously extended to Perry their trademark persecution complex. They also started explaining away his many unfortunate statements and actions.

LD Jackson of Political Realities detailed "The Campaign To Smear Rick Perry." "String of attacks against Texas Governor Rick Perry," warned HoosierAccess. "The left must be very, very afraid of Rick Perry," said neo-neocon, "because the attacks on him have come with almost unprecedented speed."

When they embrace you like that, you know you're in. They'll even defend you from such heavyweights as Charlie Rangel.

Also, they'll protect you from allegations of gayness. "Left-Wing Politico Spreads Rick Perry Gay Smear," roared Fox Nation. (That's an odd way to characterize Politico, one that certainly doesn't appear in the post's source material at the Advocate -- wait, Fox is citing the Advocate? Time to tick that one off our list of signs of the Apocalypse.)

"It is astounding that they'd do this," said Robert Stacy McCain, "and I'd rather ignore it altogether, but now the desperate and ridiculous gay smear against Rick Perry has been promoted at both Politico and New York magazine." Funny -- the first place we heard about these rumors was at RedState, discussed -- sorry, we mean "spread" -- by no less than Erick Erickson. The liberal conspiracy runs deep!

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"Out here in the blue-blue City of Angels I am already detecting severe signs of PDS -- Perry Derangement Syndrome," claimed Pajamas Media's Roger L. Simon. "Most of this comes from liberal christians and jews (lower case deliberate) for whom public displays of faith are considered vulgar, even suspect. An Elmer Gantry lurks around every corner."

But these liberals and lower-case Jews are wrong to worry, Simon explained; though communists like Obama and Bill Clinton have "a kind of wink-wink relationship with religion, largely attending church for political purposes," Obama "spent two decades in the fold of the execrable race-hustler Jeremiah Wright..." Presumably Simon viewed tapes of Perry and saw no evidence of wink-wink, and thus found "a general atmosphere of religious phoniness -- a baseline hypocrisy -- on the liberal side and what is often genuine religious faith on the conservative side... Frankly, I prefer honesty. So I respect Perry for his faith." (Simon describes himself as an agnostic, which suggests an entirely new audience for TV preachers looking for donations.)

Not all conservative operatives are rushing to Perry -- not even in his home state; former Texas Congressman Dick Armey is playing it close to the vest, and Ron Paul seems downright hostile.

And at The American Spectator, John Guardiano said Perry's veiled threat to lynch Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke showed he wasn't "disciplined and focused," in contrast to... Michelle Bachmann, whom Guardiano called "a much better and more deliberative presidential candidate." Wicked burn!

But those who've already clambered aboard his bandwagon exhibit great loyalty. Take the issue of immigration, on which Perry is vulnerable, having endorsed a Texas version of the DREAM Act and other Mexican-friendly initiatives. Some conservatives have already attacked him for it.

Perhaps sensing this, Perry recently suggested Predator drones be used to patrol the Mexican border. The brethren rejoiced. "Certainly a better idea than Obama/Holder I know nothing about botched Operation Fast & Furious gunrunning program," whooped The Jawa Report. W. James Antle III of The American Spectator and Ben Shapiro of FrontPage also saw it as a plus. Never mind that the Feds already use Predator drones on the border -- Perry used belligerent language, and that's what counts.

Some conservatives also complained that Perry had advocated a (now moribund) Trans-Texas Corridor roadwork project, which would have involved extensive use of eminent domain, among other statist outrages. To the rescue came Chuck DeVore of Andrew Breitbart's Big Government. He explained that, unlike the highways built by the socialist Dwight D. Eisenhower, the TTC would have been funded by private companies (who would also get a cut of the tolls).

And as for the eminent domain, DeVore shrugged, "But, when hasn't eminent domain been used to build infrastructure? Unless land is already owned by the government, eminent domain is the proper Constitutional tool to use... Without eminent domain, virtually none of today's current interstate system could have been built." It's always good to see small-gummint conservatives standing up for the little guy at a site dedicated to exposing Big Government. DeVore also found it ironic that "such populist-minded conservatives" as opposed the project "are actually using one of the same arguments that the Sierra Club and other environmental left, anti-growth groups, have used against Perry." Environmentalist cooties! Now you have to vote for Perry.

Rightbloggers became even more defensive when the Perry-bashers were actual liberals.

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Edroso is a naive reality-ignoring religious faith-based bitch!

Teens Target Cyclists In ‘Knockout’ GameAugust 29, 2011 12:38 PMST. LOUIS, MO. (KMOX) — There’s an alert out about recent assaults on bike riders in south St. Louis.Trailnet*org, an organization that promotes hiking and biking, is cautioning riders tobe on the alert for roving bands of teenagers who swarm and attack riders.Trailnet says the latest attack was last Thursday (8/25) afternoon near Missouri Botanical Garden where a group of 10 to 15 African-American teens charged and attacked a cyclist.“They weren’t really interested in robbing me. It just seemed like they wanted to beat me up,” says assault victim Cheech Ramirez. “They weren’t interested in letting me get off the ground and having a fair fight.”Ramirez says he and his friends returned to the scene minutes later to help another bicyclist who was being beaten.Police say there have been other, similar attacks in the city, and they believe all the victims are picked at random.Mayor Francis Slay is calling for action, possibly with citizen bike patrols set up with the help of Trailnet and local police.Police urge bike riders to be aware of their surrounding and call 911 when they see a swarm mob preparing an assault.

   http://stlouis.cbslocal*com/2011/08/29/alert-for-swarm-and-slug-mobs/

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Edroso is a willfully-naive, goofy, faith-based, reality-ignoring, fact-denying bitch!

http://minnesota.cbslocal*com/2011/08/26/police-say-roaming-groups-may-be-behind-mpls-violence/MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan said Friday he believes “roaming groups” of adolescents may be responsible for the recent deadly violence in north Minneapolis.Dolan said they’re not gangs in the traditional sense.“They’re large groups; they’re 11, 12, 13, 14 year-olds,” said Dolan.And Dolan is urging residents to provide any information they might have on the incidents.“When you see these groups of kids that are roaming around, and they [residents] know they’re not from their neighborhood. I talked to a number of residents up there, they’ve been hesitant to call,” Dolan said.The chief said there are two roaming groups and they’re the same age as the victims of two fatal shootings in the past week: 13 year-old Rayjom Gomez and 14 year-old Quantell Braxton.Police said they are still looking for the killers. They’ve beefed up patrols and are strictly enforcing curfews in north Minneapolis.NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Steve Murphy Reports

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Stop da violence!  LOL!!!  You can't make this shit up.  A "prayer vigil" for "peace" against "violence" in Minneapolis draws gunfire, with one vigil-goer critically injured!

Just a week in what once was a livable city.  Minneapolis has seen a spate of back violence in the past couple of weeks with many ventilated blacks, many of them now daid! 19 murders in the city this year with blacks accounting for 18 of the 19 victims, while only making up 18% of the city's population.

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Article by: MATT McKINNEY , Star Tribune

Updated: August 25, 2011 - 3:37 PM

Prayers for peace draw gunfire on North Side; one woman critical

At least seven shots were fired Tuesday, critically injuring a woman and grazing a man at W. Broadway and Lyndale Avenue N.

Standing in a circle with heads bowed, three dozen men, women and children stood in a Walgreens parking lot in north Minneapolis on Tuesday night, praying for peace.

They had come from several churches to call for an end to neighborhood violence that only days earlier had claimed the life of 14-year-old Quantell Braxton, found shot in the street several blocks away.

And then someone fired at them.

"As soon as I closed my eyes to pray, shots rang out," said K.G. Wilson, who said he heard seven or eight shots. Bullets struck a young woman who had been standing with friends nearby and grazed the face of a man who had been praying with the group, according to police and witnesses.

The woman is expected to survive, though she's listed in critical condition at North Memorial Hospital, according to police spokesman Sgt. Stephen McCarty. The man was not seriously injured, according to Wilson. Neither victim was identified. The 9:15 p.m. shooting at W. Broadway and Lyndale Avenue N. remains under investigation, McCarty said. Two suspects were questioned and released, he said. He said he doesn't know any motive for the violence.

The group was about to disband for the night, after three hours of prayer in the parking lot. The group gathers after outbreaks of violence, according to Wilson, but Tuesday's prayers were not the result of any specific crime.

Some at the prayer session included children as young as 6, he said. Wilson said that shortly before the shooting he saw three or four girls cross Broadway and come toward the group. They stopped behind him. Wilson said he saw the gunman ride away on a bicycle, but police could not confirm that Wednesday.

"The girl that was standing directly in back of me ran toward me and just collapsed in my arms," he said. "She said, 'They shot me, I'm shot.'"

The woman, 19, was shot once in the hip. Wilson said her mother called him from the hospital to say she had surgery. "She said, 'Thank you for helping my daughter,' and I said, 'I didn't help your daughter. Your daughter probably saved my life,'" said Wilson, who was convinced the bullet would have struck him.

"This little girl has never done anything to anybody," he said.

Sondra Samuels, president of the Peace Foundation, expressed sorrow at the incident.

"It's a heavy time," she said. "The thing that we're all grateful for is that this year, in comparison to last year, crime is down. We're moving in the right direction. But when one of our kids is hurt it's still as tragic as a gazillion. I think we need to continue to do more of the same. And that's deliberately focus on reducing violence."

"To the degree that the violence is happening, it's not saying as much about the kids as it does about us, the adults," she added. "We have work to do, but I think we're on the right path."

The Rev. Jerry McAfee, president of the Minnesota State Baptist Convention and pastor of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, said the community has to stand ready to combat the violence.

"We have to resolve that we can't surrender our space come hell or high water. My mind-set is always, 'We come in peace.' But if you want war, I'll give you war. ... If we decide to stay in our houses and not challenge this stuff and these kids, we'll always lose."

Ron Edwards, a North Side community activist and a former member of the Police Community Relations Council, called the recent spike in violence frightening. "One of the things I'm concerned about is I don't think there's a real plan on how to address this problem," he said. "This raises some serious questions. ... The victims are getting younger, the perpetrators are getting younger and we seem to have fewer and fewer answers on how to deal with this."

Police statistics show a 16.7 percent drop so far this year for violent crime in north Minneapolis and a 12 percent drop citywide. Also down are aggravated assaults, the category of crime that includes shootings like Tuesday's. So far this year, north Minneapolis has seen 198 aggravated assaults; the total this time last year was 242.

Staff writer Daarel Burnette II contributed to this article. Matt McKinney • 612-217-1747

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At nearly the same time across the shit hole that is north Minneapolis, 13-year old Ray'Jon Gomez and 12-year-old Deondre Timberlake were riding bicycles about 9 p.m. when both were ventilated. Ray'Jon bled out. Funchie said his son was "really doing well" after leaving a behavioral treatment center in Anoka about a month ago. He dun beez doing a 360 turning his life around. Now he be daid.

http://tinyurl*com/3vyfuh22nd teen slaying has Mpls. on edge

Article by: MATT McKINNEY and ERIC ROPER , Star TribuneUpdated: August 25, 2011 - 11:00 PM

Keep kids inside after dark, police chief says after 13-year-old was shot.

Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan made an unusual appeal Thursday for North Side parents to keep their children indoors after dark, saying his investigators don't know what's driving the sudden violence that has claimed two teenagers' lives this week.

The chief's appeal came on a day of anger and frustration, culminating in an emotional evening prayer vigil, as families and neighbors tried to make sense of the deadly outbreak. City leaders promised more police patrols in north Minneapolis, but they were at a loss to say whether anything connected Wednesday's slaying of Ray'Jon Gomez, 13, to Saturday's killing of Quantell Braxton, 14, or the gunfire that targeted a peace vigil Tuesday night.

"This is something we're going to try to stop, and we need the help and support of the community," Dolan said.

Hours before Dolan spoke, neighbors denounced the slaying of Gomez, known to everyone on his block as Lil' Bow-Wow. About 9 p.m. Wednesday, he had been out riding his bike with two friends near the playground of the old Willard Elementary when someone started shooting.

Deondre Timberlake, 12, was shot in the back. Gomez, struck in the side, ran away. He was found two hours later, face down between two houses. Deondre, taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, is expected to live.

"My son is so emotionally messed up right now because he feels like he left his friend to die," said Lisa Church, Timberlake's mother. Her son said he saw Gomez fall but then get back up and run. She had to tell her son at the hospital that Gomez was dead.

Wednesday's shootings don't appear related to the killing of Braxton, 14, though the two shootings happened just a few blocks apart, Minneapolis police Capt. Amelia Huffman said. Investigators are looking at all possible motives and connections. No one has been arrested.

No snitchin my niggaz!

Consumer Unit 5012
Consumer Unit 5012

Has anyone asked Perry if he still thinks Texas should secede?

McSalmon
McSalmon

I just want Perry to secede - declare himself a sovereign citizen and not bound by the law, resign and move to the desert to await the End Times.

I can dream.

Scott Clevenger
Scott Clevenger

Roy, just for the record, Jan LaRue is a she.  (I've made the same mistake in the past, frequently confusing her with Johnny LaRue of SCTV.)

Consumer Unit 5012
Consumer Unit 5012

Rick Perry, Rick Perry... why does that sound so familiar?

Oh, yeah - he's one of those Teapublicans who loves the US _so much_ that he was advocating secession!

Did you remember that?  I'd bet good money the "liberal" Biased Media doesn't.

Mr. Wonderful
Mr. Wonderful

"This woman and her ilk don't care about science," snarled Jim Treacher of The Daily Caller. "Look at how they treat people who don't agree with them 100% on global warming. They just want everyone to defer to their chosen group of experts..."

You leave her ilk out of this!  If you're going to whine and stamp your little foot and tell us how much this woman doesn't care about science, have the simple human decency to not be a big poopyhead about it.

'Jim' 'Treacher'
'Jim' 'Treacher'

My goodness. You've really reframed the issue in a way that even someone of my... ilk can almost comprehend.

edroso
edroso

I think "ilk" is too general, and insist we reframe this debate in terms of Bokononist karasses. 

'Jim' 'Treacher'
'Jim' 'Treacher'

Oooh, I "snarled"! You're such a silly goose, Roy. ;)

edroso
edroso

I was going by the Audiobook version. BTW, you ought to work on those plosives.

'Jim' 'Treacher'
'Jim' 'Treacher'

LOL! Well played, my friend.

Q Q Moar
Q Q Moar

Oh, Jim, I thought we were playing a fun game. You were supposed to respond with something like, "I'm not your pal, asshole" and we would all have a good laugh at the reference to Oceans 11. Your loss.

'Jim' 'Treacher'
'Jim' 'Treacher'

If you say so, tovarich. You might want to tell him that.

Q Q Moar
Q Q Moar

He's not your buddy, Pal.

Al Swearengen
Al Swearengen

We can be civil...even me from time to time.  As long as we're not talkin' about fuckin' Yankton!

guest
guest

I doubt he's your friend, buddy.

satch
satch

You'd think by now that no political consultant would ever allow his candidate within a hundred yards of a corndog without first confiscating every camera in the crowd.

guest
guest

So the onus is on the candidate to avoid providing fodder for immature responses by observers (Democrats, Republicans, or otherwise)?

GlockPalin
GlockPalin

Well, yeah. If your guy is running for office, you really should try to avoid giving that sort of photo op. In a perfect world that sort of thing would be irrelevant, but take a look around you and tell me if that's where you live, cause I sure don't.

satch
satch

Well, if you really, REALLY love corndogs, there will be a price to pay.

negative 1
negative 1

"He took out a coyote with one shot from a .380 pistol last year while jogging"

So that's what happened to my dog.  Jerk.

Al Swearengen
Al Swearengen

As someone who has a lot of firsthand coyote experience, that story is:

1. A lie.  Coyotes are at largest the size of a medium-sized, slender dog, are very shy during the day and are very fast to stay in cover.  To shoot one with a short-barreled conceal-carry .380 would be an incredible feat.2. He got incredibly lucky.  See above.3. An aide was holding the unlucky coyote down and/or it was drugged like in one of Cheney's hunts.  Perry just walked up and took the mutt out mafia-style.

In any account, varmint hunters are the asshole hunters of the world.  99.999% of the time, their "pests" are extremely minor annoyances and they kill for nothing but the rush of killing.  They aren't eating or using any part of the kill.

See also: Sarah Palin and wolves.

guest
guest

The Wikipedia article about the coyote has a subsection that delves into attacks on humans. (I know, you can't trust Wikipedia absolutely, but you can check its citations. I don't have time to do that now.) So despite what you assert about them being very shy and "very fast to stay in cover" (whatever that means), it's not outside the realm of possibility that one behaved in such a way (without being drugged and/or held down) that allowed Perry to shoot it.

Nonetheless, Perry is an asshole.

Al Swearengen
Al Swearengen

Coyotes will only attack very small children, and even then always in numbers.

You and every other adult human on the planet have zero chance of ever being attacked by a single, non-rabid coyote.  Zero.

R. Porrofatto
R. Porrofatto

The brethren were so excited that they generously extended to Perry their trademark persecution complex.

Even with all the dismal and depressing right-wing lunacy, these columns are a joy to read.

Substance McGravitas
Substance McGravitas

Questions Remain, among them, "Why doesn't Barack Obama put country before party and order his educrats and bureaucrats to stop using their children to ambush opposing candidates?" per the PJ Tatler.

The SECRET PHONE TO ORDER EVERYBODY AROUND wasn't working during the Verizon strike.  But look out now for Educrat Child Flash Mobs.

johnb78
johnb78

Presumably, if she's called Bunce and her son's called Beane, her husband's name must be Boggis?

Trademark Litigation
Trademark Litigation

Arab bloggers have encountered “astounding” levels of intimidation and arrest since the onset of the Arab Spring, but large numbers of them have made it easy for the authorities to find them by failing to take defensive measures to protect their identities, a survey conducted by Harvard University has found.One third of the 98 bloggers surveyed by Harvard’s Berkman Centre for Internet and Society in May said they had been threatened for their opinions and one fifth reported that their on-line accounts had been hacked. Almost a tenth of the respondents admitted to being arrested or detained for their on-line activity.“I’m constantly receiving threats from paramilitary forces, members of Lebanese political parties and anonymous people related to my online support of cyber-dissidents in the region,” Imad Bazzi, a Lebanese activist who blogs at trella.org, told The Media Line.    

TiredoftheBS
TiredoftheBS

Hopefully we have learned anything that comes out of  Texas is Lies , stupidity, and treasonous

GM52246
GM52246

Not true. Molly Ivins, Ann Richards, and Robert Rodriguez all came out of Texas.

DLS
DLS

And Willie Nelson, Janice Joplin

ds
ds

Steers, beers, and queers.

guest
guest

Willie Nelson is a freakin' truther, so he can't be a feather in any state's cap.

sailing
sailing

Wonder why in the PPP Texas poll a month or so back, in a head to head race against Obama, Perry LOST, in TEXAS?

Don't you think Texas might have a little more knowledge about him than those outside of Texas?

VJ Machiavelli
VJ Machiavelli

Just what the GOP race needs a nice old fashion gun fight at the GOP Coral in 2012.

We could end up with a nice "Back Room" Convention 

I wonder what all the bloggers will say if Rudy and PatakiStein enter the race two from NY vs two from Texas at the GOP Coral should be a blast and all the others that will be strapping up their six shooters.

BTW who pick that photo 

Before there was the "Oracle at Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

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