As a Texan, I’m not going to blather on about what a lying, hypocritical, corporate suck-up Rick Perry is because there are already dozens of blogs discussing these things. I will mention that if Jesus is really in contact with Perry, the anti-capitalistic Jew probably whispered, “I said you’re a disgrace, not get in the race, you fucking asshat!”
Texas is full of millions of people just like Perry. Unfortunately for those of us who are not, two of the best Texans who ever lived are no longer with us.
The best vote I ever cast was for Ann Richards the first time she ran for Governor of Texas. I cannot believe George W. Bush defeated her when she ran for a second term. That’s another thing Karl Rove needs to apologize for.
The following are some quotes from my all-time favorite politician, Ann Richards.
I did not want my tombstone to read, ‘She kept a really clean house.’ I think I’d like them to remember me by saying, ‘She opened government to everyone.’
Power is what calls the shots, and power is a white male game.
I have a real soft spot in my heart for librarians and people who care about books.
Let me tell you that I am the only child of a very rough-talking father. So don’t be embarrassed about your language. I’ve either heard it or I can top it.
There is a lot more to life than just struggling to make money.
On how to be a good Republican:
- You have to believe that those privileged from birth achieve success all on their own.
- You have to be against all government programs, but expect Social Security checks on time.
- You have to believe…everything Rush Limbaugh says.
- You have to be against government interference in business, until your oil company, corporation or Savings and Loan is about to go broke and you beg for a government bail out.
My other favorite Texan was Molly Ivins; a great writer and satirist. She’s the one who gave Perry his nickname – Governor Goodhair. Below are some of her quotes and I’ll end this blog entry with her last one. It’s not like I can top it.
Ann and Molly, I wish you both were still here. It’s not so much fun without you.
The first rule of holes: when you’re in one, stop digging.
What you need is sustained outrage…there’s far too much unthinking respect given to authority.
Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful.
I dearly love the state of Texas, but I consider that a harmless perversion on my part, and discuss it only with consenting adults.
Although it is true that only about 20 percent of American workers are in unions, that 20 percent sets the standards across the board in salaries, benefits and working conditions. If you are making a decent salary in a non-union company, you owe that to the unions. One thing that corporations do not do is give out money out of the goodness of their hearts.
I have been attacked by Rush Limbaugh on the air, an experience somewhat akin to being gummed by a newt. It doesn’t actually hurt, but it leaves you with slimy stuff on your ankle.
Next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please pay attention.