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One Texas ISD's Opinion of Rick Perry [Aug. 25th, 2011|06:29 pm]
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There are so many reasons not to vote for Rick Perry--and I will be giving more of them in weeks to come--but Sanger ISD's skit  does a pretty good job of telling you about one of them: Perry's willingness to gut Texas schools, cutting state funding, so that districts had to lay off teachers, eliminate some school bus routes, cut funding for all programs (already short due to earlier years of Perryization of the schools) and so on.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1Umf6p2dD8&feature=player_embedded#


Perry's caused more grief than this for Texas children and Texas families (cutting funding for programs that impact them such as WIC and CHIP).   If this guy doesn't give a damn about Texas kids and Texas families, you know he's not going to do one solitary thing to support families and children nationwide. 





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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-08-26 12:24 am (UTC)
Yes, you have Perry to thank for the Texas State Standards, since he appointed the people who wrote them.

I hate 'em too.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-08-26 02:46 am (UTC)
Yes, he did. The man's a religious bigot, but not even (according to rumors from Austin) an honest one...he talks the talk, but he doesn't walk the walk.

The Dominionists are seriously over the edge. Their reality is not my reality.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-08-26 02:54 am (UTC)
And no wonder. But that assumes there are enough of us who aren't village idiots. The ones I consider village idiots think I'm a village idiot.
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[User Picture]From: tenantofwildfel
2011-08-26 05:14 pm (UTC)
Based on things you've said about Perry in the past, I was wondering how long it would be before you returned to talking about him. I'm very glad that you are talking about him. When someone runs for national office, we need to hear from his or her current constituents instead of just listening to campaign promises and talking heads on TV. You and the rest of Texas know what's like to live in a state run by Perry--please share that with all of us. (As a Michigander, I'd be happy to share stories about Rick Snyder, but he's not seeking a higher office at this time.)
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-08-27 12:03 am (UTC)
The "how long" can be answered by the other things going on in my life: trying to finish the first draft of the next book on time, dealing with husband's cancer surgery, etc. Important as Perry is to the nation (seriously bad for it, that kind of important) I have to deal with immediate crises as they come up, just like everyone else.

For Texas info on Perry, you can also follow Susan Bankston's political blog: http://juanitajean.com/ Susan's a good friend of my friend Ellen (my cattle guru, with whom I've pitched hay, run cattle through chutes, etc.)

Or (also on the juanitajean.com sidebar) http://www.lettersfromtexas.com/ There's a summary back in June (9th, I think) with some stats on Perry's "Texas miracle"...where Texas ranks in the nation in education, environment, etc.

I will get back to this, but not as fast as I'd like to.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-08-26 11:30 pm (UTC)
A reminder that all anonymous comments are screened, and most are deleted (not related to topic, rude, incoherent, suspect by total lack of ID, etc.) I know a few of the Anons who post here regularly (and sign their names), and if you really can't sign in with an ID, at least use a name in the body of the comment. Be sure your comment is on topic, pertinent, polite.
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