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Governor Rick Perry—A Friend Of Acorn And Of America When He Finds It Useful To Be So

Texas Governor Rick Perry is a study in hypocrisy.

Below are two pictures that show Governor Perry as a hypocrite.

First is a picture of Governor Perry with members of Acorn.  I took this picture from a recent Burnt Orange Report post.  This picture was taken in 2005 as the Governor signed a housing bill.

Now Governor Perry is criticizing his 2010 Republican primary opponent for Governor of  Texas, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson, for skipping out on a Senate vote that would have denied funding to Acorn.

It seems that not so long ago that Governor Perry was more than happy to be seen in the company of Acorn and it’s representatives.

The second example of what a fraud Governor Perry is, is this picture below where Governor Perry leans in front of the flag of the United States. (He’s leaning–right? Like he’s going to ask you your phone number or ask you your sign.) Governor Perry said recently that treason would be an acceptable option if some folks in Texas were sufficiently upset with policies coming from our elected officials in Washington.

Governor Perry should stay away from our flag if can’t be loyal to our federal union. The course of treason has been attempted before in our national history.

And don’t forget—Many Texas Republicans are open to a course of treason.

It is reaching the point where many Southern Republicans and Republicans across the nation are of questionable loyalty to our nation.

September 17, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Giant Killer Eagle May Have Eaten People

An ancient eagle, now sadly extinct, may have eaten people.

The creature was a Haast’s Eagle. Above is an illustration of this beast. 

It lived in New Zealand and became extinct only 500 years ago.  

From The New Zealand Herald

“With a wingspan of up to three metres and weighing 18kg, the female was twice as big as the largest living eagle, the Steller’s sea eagle. And the bird’s talons were as big as a tiger’s claws. It was certainly capable of swooping down and taking a child,” said Paul Scofield, the curator of vertebrate zoology at the Canterbury Museum. “They had the ability to not only strike with their talons but to close the talons and put them through quite solid objects such as a pelvis. It was designed as a killing machine.” Its main prey would have been moa, flightless birds which grew to as much as 250kg and 2.5 metres tall.”

That bird would come down and take your children back to it’s nest.

I’ve been blogging long enough to know that I may get some search engine traffic to the blog from people looking up a giant eagle that lived many years ago and ate people. That’s fine. I’m all for learning about this creature.

But please don’t stop learning with just the freak show. You have a brain—Learn as much as you can.

Here are facts about eagles of the world.   

Here is an excellent resource to learn about birds from Cornell University.

Here is information about New Zealand.

September 17, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 4 Comments