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Texas Governor Rick Perry & Eminent Domain

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June 18, 2009

Slime-Ball Perry Rides Again!

Governor Rick Perry is scamming the people of Texas (again).

Perry’s recent Press Release at http://governor.state.tx.us/news/press-release/12544/ conveys the message that he signed an eminent domain bill HJR 14 that gives Texans the right to vote in November on this proposed amendment to protect their homes and property from being taken by the government and given to someone else.

This is more Perry posturing. The Texas Governor does NOT have to sign for a prospective amendment to go to a public vote. If a majority of the Texas Congress {which it did on this bill] approves a proposed amendment it goes directly [NOT TO THE Governor] to the Secretary of State who will place it on the ballot in the next amendment election.

Of course Perry [via his spokesperson] will say that in 2005 he signed an eminent domain bill, but it was bogus — NOT in the best interests of the people.

In 2007 he vetoed another eminent domain bill because it would have forced government or special interests to pay a more fair. and reasonable reimbursement to property owners for land taken from them.

Now he is back to the BS that he is pro-eminent domain. He is so full of crap it’s pathetic.

Perry is using this eminent domain issue to try to build support for his reelection. This behavior underscores Perry’s irresponsible behavior, his under-handed methodology in his gubernatorial rule and his lack of ethics. Clearly, Texans need to vote in another candidate for governor in November of 2010.

13 Responses to Texas Governor Rick Perry & Eminent Domain

  1. pstern

    June 20, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    I guess I fail to see how shipping off another politically psychotic deviant to D.C. helps Texas in the long run.

    I hear tell of a “double P” presidential ticket in 2012 — a.k.a., Palin/Perry! “Say it ain’t so, Joe!”

  2. ClassicLiberal

    June 18, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Hey Pete –

    Do you ever send any of your thoughts to the Austin Statesman?

  3. pstern

    June 18, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Thanks for the question.

    I have a blog there:

    http://www.pstern.statesmanblogs.com

    I also have blogs, commentaries and letters that get printed all over Texas media on state and national issues.

    Also see my weekly commentary in The Lone Star Iconoclast:

    http://lonestaricon.com/

    The Iconoclast is a great newspaper that provides different insight on many state and national issues.

  4. ClassicLiberal

    June 18, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    The Icon is a hoot.

    What do/did you teach?

  5. pstern

    June 18, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    I was a professor and taught a variety of subjects including Computer Science, Writing, Literature, Music, etc. Also taught in public education for a while before becoming a Director of Business & Mentoring Programs for Alternative Education and then a Principal. Then left education to become Director of Information Services for several different state departments and in the private sector.

  6. griff

    June 18, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Presidential candidate in training.

  7. pstern

    June 18, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Who are we speaking of, Griff? Perry? :(

  8. griff

    June 18, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Ha. You better get your exploratory committee up and running, the campaign for 2012 is already underway. At least the pandering and the false rhetoric has.

  9. gazelle1929

    June 19, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Recent history shows that sending the incumbent off to the White House is a great way to get rid of the governor. Great for Texas, anyway.

  10. almandine

    June 18, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Too bad, Pete…

    You’ve got too many solid stances to make a run at it.

  11. pstern

    June 19, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    By the way, I neglected to mention that the Eminent Domain bill itself, HJR 14 “has no teeth”, so that property owners still are at the mercy of government taking away their properties without providing REAL monetary reimbursement for their lost property.

    So, not only is the governor scamming the people, but so are the members of our Senate and House!

    People need to get rid of lackluster special interest lawmakers by voting in some new blood during the next several elections in order to make a REAL attempt at resolving long-time urgent issues.

  12. griff

    June 19, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Ha. Or so they thought…

  13. bryan mcclellan

    June 19, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    It’s messy to see your fellow man riddled with bullets then have to witness it in civilian life on a national scale.
    Tears are a flyinn,
    people are soon to stop cryinn,
    whence they figure for themselves,
    after a visit to Arlington,
    a price is on everything and payment has pseudo warrior written all over the poor.

    The ratio is 50 to none, help me out, it may be as it is Peter, none the less, mind over matter lest we forget artful thinkers such as pstern.