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Old 10-01-2011, 10:50 PM  
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Perry says slowing carbon emissions hurts US economy | Reuters

Perry says slowing carbon emissions hurts US economy

[he's right. Hard to choose?
Hurt the economy or save the planet? ....duh]

nah, PROFIT FIRST as usual


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Sat Oct 1, 2011 7:59pm EDT
* Candidate says global warming science "not settled"

* Challenged by New Hampshire voters on "extreme" views

By Jason McLure

ATKINSON, N.H., Oct 1 (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry, struggling to regain his status as front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, expressed fresh doubt on Saturday about whether humans are causing climate change.

"I still stand by that the science is not settled on man-made global warming," Perry said while campaigning in the key early primary state of New Hampshire.

Perry, a favorite of the fiscally conservative Tea Party movement, also said that efforts to slow rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere could "devastate" the United States economically.

The comment came in response to a voter who questioned whether Perry's views on climate change and Social Security make him too "extreme" to win independent voters in a contest with Democratic President Barack Obama in 2012, should he win the Republican nomination.

Even among New Hampshire Republicans, the majority of whom are considered moderate, Perry is struggling, with a recent poll putting his support in the state in the single digits.

Perry joined the Republican race in August and immediately jumped to the top of nationwide opinion polls. But after recent disappointing debate performances, Perry lost his front-runner status to Mitt Romney.

"The idea that a scientific statement is incontrovertible and cannot be questioned is very alien to me," Perry told a gathering at a country club in Atkinson, New Hampshire.

"Just because there are a large number of scientists that stand up and say this is the fact, there are other scientists on the other side of this saying 'now wait a minute.'"

Long-time governor of a state rich in oil and gas resources, but one that has suffered from a string of devastating wildfires and record heat this year, Perry has repeatedly expressed skepticism that humans are causing climate change.

Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts, says he believes humans contribute in some way to climate change but that he doesn't know how much. Romney also does not believe the United States should cap emissions.

'PONZI SCHEME'

Within the Republican field, only former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has said that he believes humans are the main cause of climate change.

A 2010 survey of 1,372 climate scientists by the National Academy of Sciences found that more than 97 percent of those publishing in the field believed humans were the main cause of global warming over the past century.

Despite this, only about a third of Americans in an October 2010 Pew Research Center survey believed that humans were causing climate change. That figure was down from 50 percent in 2006.

"Are we as a country willing to take this science as incontrovertible and put in place cap and trade legislation that will devastate this country economically?" Perry said.

Perry repeated comments that the Social Security system is a "Ponzi scheme," while saying that current recipients and those soon to retire should count on keeping their benefits.

"If you're a mid-career young American or a young person just starting in the workforce, you know that program is not going to be there," Perry said.

Romney's campaign has seized on Perry's views in their efforts to paint their rival as far out of the mainstream.

Perry said potential fixes to the popular retirement program would include not paying benefits to the wealthy, raising the retirement age, or moving some government employees out of the system.
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:21 PM  
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"******head."

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"******head." - Democratic Underground

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Seriously.

This is the name of Rick Perry's hunting camp.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/rick-perry-famil...

Paint Creek, Tex. ? In the early years of his political career, Rick Perry began hosting fellow lawmakers, friends and supporters at his family?s secluded West Texas hunting camp, a place known by the name painted in block letters across a large, flat rock standing upright at its gated entrance.

?******head,? it read.

Ranchers who once grazed cattle on the 1,070-acre parcel on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River called it by that name well before Perry and his father, Ray, began hunting there in the early 1980s. There is no definitive account of when the rock first appeared on the property. In an earlier time, the name on the rock was often given to mountains and creeks and rock outcroppings across the country. Over the years, civil rights groups and government agencies have had some success changing those and other racially offensive names that dotted the nation?s maps.

But the name of this particular parcel did not change for years after it became associated with Rick Perry, first as a private citizen, then as a state official and finally as Texas governor. Some locals still call it that. As recently as this summer, the slablike rock ? lying flat, the name still faintly visible beneath a coat of white paint ? remained by the gated entrance to the camp.
At about age 5 mom explained filberts were once called ******toes but that it was wrong to use that word or others like it. That was 1950.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:23 AM  
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Rick Perry's Week Off to a Racially Insensitive Start
Rick Perry's Week Off to a Racially Insensitive Start | Blogs | Vanity Fair

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How was your weekend? Rick Perry?s was just awful, thanks. Yesterday The Washington Post published a terrific?but horribly offensive?scoop about the Texas governor?s hunting camp. Of all the things that could go wrong in the context of a hunting camp, a place where human beings kill animals with guns for sport, the name of the place was not high on our list. And yet:

?Sunday?s story detailed Perry?s association with a property known as ?******head,? a name that was painted in block letters across a large rock flanking the property?s entrance. Perry has called the name ?offensive? and said his father painted over the word shortly after leasing the land. That account differs from the recollections of seven people cited in the story, and it remains unclear when or whether Perry dealt with the name while using the camp.?

Something less offensive, for example literally anything, would have played better with the coveted not-racist demographic.

Perry?s former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain appeared on Fox News yesterday and said, ?For him to leave it there as long as he did, until before, I hear, they finally painted over it, is just plain insensitive to a lot of black people in this country.?

Perry?s spokesperson, Ray Sullivan, made the rounds on Sunday insisting that the name was changed in the early 80s?the early 1980s. Yikes?the early 1980s. In that case, the name was probably changed to something like Brandi or Crystal. Still better than the original name, though.
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Look out, here comes the race card!
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:57 AM  
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Look out, here comes the race card!
The race card was played by Ray-Gun's Southern Strategy. He used that bigotry to form a voting block of bigots. You can look it up.

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In American politics, the Southern strategy refers to the Republican Party strategy of winning elections in Southern states by exploiting anti-African American racism and fears of lawlessness among Southern white voters and appealing to fears of growing federal power in social and economic matters (generally lumped under the concept of states rights). Though the "Solid South" had been a longtime Democratic Party stronghold due to the Democratic Party's defense of slavery prior to the American Civil War and segregation for a century thereafter, many white Southern Democrats stopped supporting the party following the civil rights plank of the Democratic campaign in 1948 (triggering the Dixicrats), the African-American Civil Rights Movement, the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965, and desegregation.
The strategy was first adopted under future Republican President Richard Nixon in the late 1960s and continued through the latter decades of the 20th century under presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush.[1] The strategy was successful in some regards. It contributed to the electoral realignment of Southern states to the Republican Party, but at the expense of losing more than 90 percent of black voters to the Democratic Party. As the 20th century came to a close, the Republican Party began trying to appeal again to black voters, though with little success.[1] During the 2000s decade, Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman formally apologized for his party's use of the Southern Strategy in the previous century. Michael Steele served as the party's first African-American chairman from January 2009-January 2011.

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Atwater on the Southern Strategy
As a member of the Reagan administration in 1981, Atwater gave an anonymous interview to political scientist Alexander P. Lamis. Part of this interview was printed in Lamis' book The Two-Party South, then reprinted in Southern Politics in the 1990s with Atwater's name revealed. Bob Herbert reported on the interview in the 6 October 2005 edition of the New York Times. Atwater talked about the GOP's Southern Strategy and Ronald Reagan's version of it:
Atwater: As to the whole Southern strategy that Harry S. Dent, Sr. and others put together in 1968, opposition to the Voting Rights Act would have been a central part of keeping the South. Now [the new Southern Strategy of Ronald Reagan] doesn't have to do that. All you have to do to keep the South is for Reagan to run in place on the issues he's campaigned on since 1964 and that's fiscal conservatism, balancing the budget, cut taxes, you know, the whole cluster.
Questioner: But the fact is, isn't it, that Reagan does get to the Wallace voter and to the racist side of the Wallace voter by doing away with legal services, by cutting down on food stamps?
Atwater: You start out in 1954 by saying, "******, ******, ******." By 1968 you can't say "******" ? that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states' rights and all that stuff. You're getting so abstract now [that] you're talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you're talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is [that] blacks get hurt worse than whites. And subconsciously maybe that is part of it. I'm not saying that. But I'm saying that if it is getting that abstract, and that coded, that we are doing away with the racial problem one way or the other. You follow me ? because obviously sitting around saying, "We want to cut this," is much more abstract than even the busing thing, and a hell of a lot more abstract than "******, ******."[6][7]

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Reagan and the Success of the Southern Strategy

It is telling that the evidence Mr. Cannon uses to exonerate Mr. Reagan dates from his days as a New Deal Democrat. But the issue today is not whether he was a racist, but whether he was a cynic, cynically applying the Republican ?Southern strategy? of the 1960s and ?70s to gain the white vote and solidify the Republican lock on the South.

Although Republicans are now understandably concerned about the inevitable judgment of history on what Mr. Reagan?s strategist, Lee Atwater, called his ?abstract? and ?coded? messages, they presumably can draw great comfort from the fact that their Southern strategy enabled them to win election after election. Melissa Macauley

Evanston, Ill., Nov. 18, 2007

The writer is an associate professor of history at Northwestern University.


Mr. Reagan?s statements pandered to bigots for political gain, and that is no less serious an offense than racism itself. Gary Axelbank

Bronx, Nov. 18, 2007

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To the Editor:

Lou Cannon cites several examples to prove that Ronald Reagan was not a racist. But by kicking off his 1980 campaign in the heart of the Deep South and so close to Philadelphia, Miss., Mr. Reagan gave comfort, sympathy and cause to bigots, and cynically exploited the worst impulses in us.

Mr. Reagan could have used his charisma and popularity to better purposes, but he didn?t. Republicans seeking higher office continue to pursue this Southern strategy at their own political risk. What does this say about this party?s values? Mark R. McIntyre

Bellevue, Wash., Nov. 19, 2007

Reagan and the Success of the Southern Strategy - New York Times

The Right aligned itself with bigots long ago.

Lott, Reagan and Republican Racism
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Here's some advice for Republicans eager to attract more African-American supporters: don't stop with Trent Lott. Blacks won't take their commitment to expanding the party seriously until they admit that the GOP's wrongheadedness about race goes way beyond Lott and infects their entire party. The sad truth is that many Republican leaders remain in a massive state of denial about the party's four-decade-long addiction to race-baiting. They won't make any headway with blacks by bashing Lott if they persist in giving Ronald Reagan a pass for his racial policies.
The same could be said, of course, about such Republican heroes as, Barry Goldwater, Richard Nixon or George Bush the elder, all of whom used coded racial messages to lure disaffected blue collar and Southern white voters away from the Democrats. Yet it's with Reagan, who set a standard for exploiting white anger and resentment rarely seen since George Wallace stood in the schoolhouse door, that the Republican's selective memory about its race-baiting habit really stands out.
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Perry's real problem: He's not wearing well

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Once the front-runner in polls, Rick Perry has fallen precipitously and is now tied with Herman Cain at 14 percent in an ABC/Washington Post survey. Mitt Romney has regained the top spot in this poll.
Rick Perry's real problem: He's not wearing well - CSMonitor.com

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Asked whether Romney or Perry was the more electable candidate, respondents chose the former, by a wide 51 to 30 percent.

On specific issues, a plurality of 41 percent of GOP voters said they would be less likely to vote for a candidate who supported turning Social Security over to the states, as Perry in his recent book implied he would do. A whopping 69 percent of Republicans said they would be less likely to vote for a candidate who supports in-state tuition rates for undocumented immigrants, as Perry does.

Oh, and Perry is losing ground to the White House incumbent as well as to his intraparty rivals. According to RealClearPolitics average of his head-to-head matchup with President Obama, the Texas governor is now six percentage points behind the Democrat.

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As for carbon emissions, some say if we do nothing we will save money and jobs. If people can keep their money rather than giving it to the government to waste on crony-capitalism then they will with time invest in companies that produce things more efficiently.

Consider the Chevrolet Volt, each of which is subsidized to the tune of $7,500 and is really not that efficient, the range is less than planned and when it reverts to gasoline the mileage is in the low 30s. My aging gasoline fueled Prism will push 40mpg on the interstate and always beats 30mpg. The Volt is built on the Cruze chassis and the Cruze gets better gas mileage and costs about half as much.

To read a full article on the global warming coup see Michaels: Global Warming Issue About Money, Control, Power on page 16 at: http://www.johnlocke.org/acrobat/cjP...ov2011-web.pdf
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