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Rick Perry’s Fed Up!—Not Really The Most Fun You Can Have In A Field In Indiana

I was driving with a friend yesterday in Indiana.

We came across the field you see in the first picture below.

This field contained both a farm silo and a football goalpost and upright.

My friend and I figured that this just had to be the most wholesome middle-America location in all the nation.

Farm and football in one spot in Indiana.

I just happened to have in my rental car a copy of Rick Perry’s book Fed Up!

I wondered if reading Fed Up! as an everyday middle American in such a wholesome spot in Indiana would cause the book to make some sense.

So far I’ve just read the book as a liberal snob in the big city of Houston.

In the bottom picture you see me reading Fed Up! in front of the silo.

I’ve got to tell you that this book reads just as stupid and mean-spirited in rural America as it does in the big city.

Though, of course, Indiana voted for Barack Obama in 2008.

People all over the nation have the decency and common sense to know that we should care for one another, and to know that government has a role to play in our lives.

If Rick Perry is nominated by the Republican Party in 2012, his extreme views will be rejected in all parts of our great republic

 

August 31, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Republican Judge Rules Against Rick Perry’s Forced Sonogram Law

A federal judge has ruled against much of the Texas Forced Sonogram law that was signed into law in 2011 by Texas Governor and Republican Presidential candidate Rick Perry.

This law forces an unwanted sonogram on women seeking a legal abortion in Texas. It forces doctors to discuss the results of the sonogram with these women.

If the State of Texas and Rick Perry can force one type of unwanted medical procedure on free citizens, what stops the state from forcing any type of unwanted medical procedure on free citizens?

How can it be that the individual mandate to purchase health insurance that is part of President Obama’s Health Care Reform is an intrusion into people’s freedom as Republicans often assert, but Rick Perry can tell women and doctors what to do in the most private and personal of  concerns?

Here is the Houston Chronicle story on the Forced Sonogram ruling.

It should also be noted that thew judge in this case, Sam Sparks, was appointed by Republican President George H.W. Bush.

August 31, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment