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Wednesday, August 3. 2011
Also, any links or other juicy tidbits would be appreciated. If there's any truth to the rumor that he's secretly a transgender drag queen posing as a closet transvestite, let me know. We'll get to the bottom of this sordid story, and I note for the record that the Perry camp has not officially denied it, which probably means it's true.
Pic: Chuck Norris + Rick Perry = Awesomeness Unveiled
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They're quite funny, and probably accurate. Reminds me of what IowaHawk does, from time to time.
Well, thanks, Fred, that's appreciated. IowaHawk is a great satirist, and I'm surprised Hot Air doesn't link to him like they used to. If they're looking for comic relief, his stuff beats the hell out of most of their 'Dude' and 'It's come to this' crap.
I think that his recent speech in NOLA would be a great start. Did not mince words regarding Barry O, as did Reagan with Jimmy Carter. I would sign onto the 'Could care less what the MSM has to say' group.
RE- Chuck Norris - just read a comment from one of his recent appearances, and he was asked about all the Chuck Norris sayings. Found it funny he laughed and said, "who ever this Chuck Norris guy is, he even scares the hell out of me..."
Its nice to see a celeb laugh at himself.
I have a vid of him here not long after the meme hit the scene.
"When the boogieman goes to sleep every night, he checks his closet for Chuck Norris."
I did enjoy the MSM pieces. They made me chuckle and cringe at the same time, the cringing because of the realism.
I can tell you that Perry isn't the leader we need. As a lifelong Texan, I have seen Perry play politics with everything from immigration to school funding. He is what my dad would have called a "grandstand player". A guy who will be looking at the grandstand to see if people are watching him more than he is a guy who is concerned about making the right play.
Now, I would rather have Perry in the Whitehouse now than the current resident. But that isn't a high bar to get over.
My favorite CN joke: Chuck Norris sold his soul to the devil for his rugged good looks and unparalleled martial arts ability. Shortly after the transaction was finalized, Chuck roundhouse kicked the devil in the face and took his soul back. The devil, who appreciates irony, couldn't stay mad and admitted he should have seen it coming. They now play poker every second Wednesday of the month.
Dean - A good point about Perry, but if the question boils down to "Who's the most electable?", he's got to be the choice. The cynic would say he's "least flawed", and I'd go along with that.
As far as "grandstand player" goes, the question is whether or not that's necessary to succeed in Washington. That is, it may look like grandstanding on the state level, but might be what's required to get the job done in Washington. Dunno, just airing it out.
I enjoy them Doc, but frankly, I was on a streak with the cod piece (pun intended) and didn't put much effort into reading it.
Plus I'm tired of hearing about politics 24/7 on every single damn show I listen to on the radio.
Plus its time for FOOTBALL!!!!!
And of course baseball pennant races are getting interesting - at least in the American League which is all I care about.
So don't be put off - busy doing other things.
PS: Don't get to sizzled up about Perry - I've got a feeling he's another empty suit who "'kin talk purty"... Time will tell.
Tom - Excellent. I've been looking for the title of the Perry post and you just provided it.
Election 2012: All sizzled up
Good Texas-type expression, too -- steaks sizzling on the BBQ.
Myself, I'm not real thrilled with the guy (I'm a devout Palinite, remember), but if Palin doesn't run (and I pray she doesn't), Perry's got to be the next best choice. Did you see the poll in yesterday's 'Morning MSM' post? That was quite revealing. A lot of people are going to clamber on the Perry bandwagon, many of them not even really knowing why.
I live to serve. :>)
I'll even give you the rights to use it - until such time as it makes you zillions of dollars in which case, I will take back those rights and confiscate the money. :>)
Frankly, I'm not impressed with any of them including Palin who has severely disappointed me.
Anyway, keep 'em goin'.
Tom - As for the royalties, I'll make you a fair deal: I'll give you half of what I make on it. I know you'll want more, because, admittedly, it was a word that just sizzles on the page, but that's my final offer.
"Frankly, I'm not impressed with any of them including Palin who has severely disappointed me."
You have to be careful with statements like that or somebody will ask, "Okay, who do you like, Mr. Smarty Pants?" (I admit some of the people here can be pretty abusive. I'm sorry you had to see that.)
So, who do you?
And why severely disappointed? I seriously want to know. I don't want to hash it out, I just want your viewpoint.
Ok - you wanna know, I'll tell you. :>)
She ran away from her day job after becoming a rock star to the right wing of the GOP. To me, that was a bad move because if she is as good a political operative as advertised she would have finished out her term and demonstrated in a practical fashion that she should be taken seriously. Running away and leaving unfinished her gubernatorial term just demonstrated an "its all about me" attitude and we already have one of those in the White House.
Add to that all this cutesy "will she, won't she" run crap and the potential for her to jump into the Presidential primary season and upset the apple cart leaving us with YOUR MORE YEARS!!! of President Obama just scares the heck out of me. Its not becoming of a Presidential candidate to be playing these kind of games in these serious times.
Okay, just curious. In regards to her leaving office, she did it for the good of the state. Wiki article here. As for that "will she, won't she?" stuff, that's her doing? All she, herself, has said on the subject is the same thing Perry's said -- "Haven't decided yet." What others say is hardly her doing.
In other news, I love your using the term "cod piece" the other day. I spent hours defending you on the Time and AOL sites. "No, he didn't mean 'dick cover', you morons -- he was talking about a piece of FISH!"
And to all the above - Thanks for the positive feedback on the 'Morning' posts. I've removed the paragraph from today's post. They're obviously fun to write, and Bird Dog really likes them (he called the last one 'brilliant'), but I just wanted to make sure I wasn't spinning my wheels.
I like the posts, though they're probably more insightful than satirical. Case in point: I heard Chris Matthews today say that the left has been critical of Republican Presidents only regarding their job performance, never getting personal. He asserted this in the context of stating that the criticisms of Pres. Obama are unfair, and almost unprecedented. I realize that Matthews in on an admittedly leftist network, but still...
I'm also from Texas, and I agree with Dangerous Dean about Perry. Also, I have doubts about the rest of the country accepting another Texan so soon.
There is a complementary article on Perry in Texas Monthly:
When I read that his dad was a dryland farmer, I was impressed. That is a hard life.
Mary - That piece from Texas Monthly is the main reason I want to make the post. Great, wasn't it? And thanks for mentioning it here. I thought when I read it, "Now that's the way to promote a candidate." I especially liked the part when he warned us about comparing Perry to Bush.
As for the country 'accepting' another Texan so soon, I agree that's a major hurdle, and Perry's distinctive accent acts as a constant reminder. On the other hand, while the MSM writers might be thinking, "Another Texan! Let's fry his ass!", the problem is that just coming out and saying "Crap, not another Texan!" is going to make them look petty and small. Not to mention ticking off a whole shitload of southerners. So it's a tough call as to how much of a 'problem' it is.