I've just completed a short survey of sites on the web and am finding this- Rick Perry is a stealer. Everywhere I go I see "Perry for President" stuff with his picture on it. I've complained to some of these folks, telling them that that is copyrighted in the Fairweather Arts Catalog ISBN: 978-1-4276-3978-3 and a creative commons license at deviantart.com and that is must be taken down. After all, I've been using that phrase since 2007. But he's got a lot of juice (or grease, whatever you want to call it) and I don't know if they'll just try and run over me and make it look like an accident. You know how it is, what's another dead cat out on the road?
But in truth, I think he can come up with other slogans which will suffice for him. How about "Elect Perry"? Or "Rick for President"? Or "Dick for President"? (that might be more appropriate, naming himself after Nixon). Or "Rick Perry: President". See? He has any number of alternatives. He could even say, "Vote Perry- another president from Texas". I kinda like that one.
But all that aside, I want to talk about some issues. First off, let's talk about praying for rain. I don't know who he pissed off, but he had a "national day of prayer" (that is the Nation of Texas) a couple weeks ago and now Texas is burning like toast in my mama's kitchen. Kinda makes you wonder whose side he's really on, ya know? And his hometown of Austin came conveniently under threat just so he wouldn't have to go to the big republican duhbate. Now I know that right now in Texas if you drop a contact lens you can start a major wildfire, but this seems much too convenient. Who exactly is Dick praying to? The god of hellfire?
And another is that secession thing. Dick absolutely refused federal funding back when the bailouts were going on. We didn't need it by god! (of hellfire?) But then he went weaseling back to Washington asking for loans on the sly to make up for the money he was too proud to take. Now why are we dependent on Dick Perry's pride? And why are we allowing that to be a factor? Dick (and many other slow-moving Texans) think we could secede from the Union under some quaint clause in some legal document signed when we came into the union. Well, since then we've signed other documents promising not to secede. So if we try, we are committing treason against the United States.
But, Texans say, we have the oil fields, the refineries, the chemical companies, NASA, ranches, army bases, navy shipyards and all the natural resources, we can get along by ourselves! So what is wrong with this picture? Well, the oil fields just aren't producing enough, that's what the oilmen say. And the refineries are all in pretty poor shape. They keep blowing up. Our infrastructure is old. The chemical companies come here because Texas looks the other way when they expose citizens to toxins. Our greatest natural resource, water, is becoming a short supply and the military bases? Well do you really think the US will leave their men behind? Or their weapons?
And what about Pantex, they say. Nuclear weapons? Well, the United States will never leave those weapons in the hands of any whacked out dictator the Republic of Texas could produce. They would annex the Panhandle of Texas into Western Oklahoma. Austin ignores it anyway. They should suddenly get interested now?
And if you don't collect taxes, which Texans don't want to pay, how will the King of Texas pay his cronies? How will we pay for those roads and bridges? Who will take care of the elderly, those on welfare? Yes, well, those on welfare should WORK! The truth is, though, that the vast majority of people on welfare are young children. But, in the Republic of Texas there are no unions. It's a right-to-work state, so those children can get jobs just as soon as they're old enough to stand up and run the unguarded machinery. And the elderly? Well, they can work too. And when they can't, well, they should have saved up their money. Now they can pray for assistance.
Now if you take all these attitudes and play them on a national scale, you have the basic background of Mr. Perry. Before you elect another Texas president, think hard, America. And remember- a cat is better than a weasel.