Rick Perry found his niche.
Being indicted -- finally -- at the gubernatorial level.
It's going around, not the best year for conservative governors. Still praying that Chris Christie's moment is close. November is right around the proverbial corner.
It is critical that we all get our derrieres to the Voting Booth, friends. It's positively likely we may see (and hear) that giant fall from Trenton.
Superb footage by Maddow, she's been all over Perry. Two takes.
Maddow is ah-mazing, on every story - she does background and employs a fact checker. Remember those?
Fascinating piece on Perry by Cleveland Online.
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- On paper, Texas Governor Rick Perry has been indicted by an Austin grand jury on two felony counts for coercion and abuse of official capacity. But in reality, Perry is being prosecuted for playing hardball politics and nothing more.
Perry's indictment stems from his response to Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg pleading guilty to DUI charges in 2013. Perry, along with other Texas officials, demanded Lehmberg resign, declaring her unfit to continue serving as D.A. and head of the State's Public Integrity Unit. When Lehmberg refused, Perry used his line-item veto power to slash the funding of the Public Integrity Unit. Travis County is the county seat of the Texas Capitol. Perry and other elected officials have long sought to have the powers of the State Public Integrity Unit Transfered to the State Attorney General's office.
The real abuse of power here seems to be the special prosecutor seeking to indict Perry for demanding the resignation of a D.A. convicted of DUI and using his constitutional line-item veto powers.
If politicians like Perry are going to start being jailed for being politicians and using authorized powers, it's going to take a lot of Texas illegal aliens to help build all the new prisons that will be needed to house them all.
Now there's yer' sign. Will Perry Operatives and Sugah Daddy's jump ship like the rats they are? Wouldn't be very nice to have poor GreenPeace stuck with him.
Perry's own words:
More Ick, sorry for the Fvx overtones.
Not after this banner month over at Fvx Nation.
Hobby Lobby Affected us all in different ways. For those of us who arrived on the planet standard with a uterus, we were for the most part displeased with a SCROTUS who decided to insert one more public bit of scrutiny way too close to our imperiled lady parts.
Then there were the kooks who celebrated the decision as a herald to the return to an America they had feared they lost, one where women have such an absurd rigaramarole set in front of them to obtain birth control that it becomes an impediment to health and family planning.
They are currently doing a Holly Hobby Hobby Lobby Regressive Porn flick to celebrate … Rick Santorum made it happen. Gag. Not kidding. Here's a blurb from Raw Story to catch the Ick from firsthand.
… the documentary — called One Generation Away: The Erosion of Religious Liberty — on Sept. 1.
A trailer for the movie points to the Hobby Lobby case that the Supreme Court decided on Monday as proof that the government is trying to destroy religious freedom. Filmmakers compare the situation to Nazi Germany, when Christians in Germany did not “wake up.”
Megyn Kelly must be one of the producers. She set herself up at Fvx Noise as the arbiter of all things female after 9 p.m. (before Hannity comes on to bring the testosterone back to Fox standards), and wasted no time in blaming the woman clearly at the heart of the controversy.
Nancy Pelosi? All right, Megyn, have your absurd 'say'.
Yes, the First Female Speaker of the House in these United States, normally considered a fierce proponent for fellow dames, is secretly sexist and bent on destroying womanhood as you know it, Megyn Kelly.
Who can even begin to address the Wrong therein?
When the June 2014 story broke of Kate Kelly, I immediately thought of Anne Hutchinson. Kelly, is a long-time Morman and human rights lawyer. She is fighting for equality in the Church (what a concept!) and the founder of Ordained Woman which is a group of gals who want to preach in their own (Mormon) church. Kelly was convicted of apostasy (the abandonment or renunciation of a religious or political belief), and ex-communicated.
Anne Hutchinson was convicted of heresy (an opinion or belief that contradicts established religious teachings) and sedition (actions or words intended to provoke or incite rebellion against government authority) and was banished! And she, like Kate Kelly, was ex-communicated from her Church. But this was back in 1634. HER crime? Preaching to women and challenging "church doctrines".
Twilight Zone music here…
Ms. Hutchinson, nurse, bible teacher, midwife and all around multi-tasking Mama, was not your average, quiet, submissive housewife and mother of the Colonial period. No. She was the Mother of The First Amendment. Via Cornell:
The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition. It forbids Congress from both promoting one religion over others and also restricting an individual’s religious practices. It guarantees freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely. It also guarantees the right of citizens to assemble peaceably and to petition their government.
Pregnant with her fifteenth child and forty-six years old, Anne Hutchinson STOOD before a panel of male judges who said to her:
"Mrs Hutchinson, you are called here as one of those that have troubled the peace of the commonwealth and the churches here; you are known to be a woman that hath had a great share in the promoting and divulging of those opinions that are the cause of this trouble."
Kate Kelly was told - also by a panel of male judges- the following (via NBC):
"The problem is that you have persisted in an aggressive effort to persuade other Church members to your point of view and that your course of action has threatened to erode the faith of others. In order to be considered for readmission to the Church, you will need to demonstrate over a period of time that you have stopped teachings and actions that undermine the Church, its leaders, and the doctrine of the priesthood."
Kate Kelly heard this from her church the same week the Supreme Court struck down the McCullen v. Coakley law that created a buffer zone around abortion clinics. SCOTUS said the "pro-life" peeps' First Amendment rights were being violated. Free speech, right to protest, oy veh. I wonder if any of Supreme Court judges have seen the documentary "After Tiller".
How could SCOTUS mistake free speech for harassment? And of course, THEY are enjoying THEIR buffer zone around THEIR building. Via the NY Times:
“Many women have abortions because they feel they have no other option or because they are pressured by a boyfriend or parent,” said Eleanor McCullen, a plaintiff in the case, McCullen v. Coakley, No. 12-1168. “Today’s ruling means I can offer loving help to a woman who wants it, and neither of us will go to jail for the discussion.”
LOVING HELP! DISCUSSION?
So Kate Kelly was ex-communicated for basically "trying to persuade other church members..." and Anne Hutchinson was banished for having a "belief different from the establishment" but the "pro-lifers" are allowed to"persuade - HARASS - women who have a belief DIFFERENT than theirs??