randomness from a dark and twisty person

“…Right there, in the fine print of (Standard & Poor’s U.S. credit rating) downgrade release, they said that a big factor was that, quote, ‘the majority of Republicans in Congress continue to resist any measure that would raise revenues,’ unquote. And they give an example of how to fix that: quote, ‘initiatives, such as the lapsing of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for high earners,’ unquote. In other words, S&P would like to see higher taxes on rich people.

Folks, whatever you think of Standard & Poor’s, when a Wall Street firm run by rich people recommend higher taxes on rich people, they might just know what they’re talking about.

CBS Radio commentator DAVE ROSS. (via inothernews)
“You don’t accuse the chairman of the Federal Reserve of being a traitor to his country and being guilty of treason and suggesting that we ‘treat him pretty ugly down in Texas.’”

Republican strategist KARL ROVE, reacting to remarks made by GOP presidential wannabe Rick Perry, in which he called Fed chairman Ben Bernanke “treasonous” and that “we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas.”

Bernanke was appointed to his post by Rove’s former boss, George W. Bush.

I wonder if the Tea Party will also lecture Perry on toning things down.

(via the New York Times)

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“Rick Perry becomes the Republican frontrunner. Of course they’re letting him run in front — he’s the one with the gun.”
STEPHEN COLBERT, The Colbert Report (via inothernews)

As Mr. Perry, wearing a white shirt and no jacket, shook hands with a mix of well-wishers and naysayers on the cafe’s patio, Kristin Bunce, 43, helped ease her 9-year-old son, Sam Beane, into Mr. Perry’s path.

Sam, wide-eyed and looking up at the governor, asked Mr. Perry a question. The governor crouched down so he was just inches from Sam’s face, and in a soft, calm voice began to answer.

“How old do I think the earth is?” Mr. Perry said. “You know what? I don’t have any idea. I know it’s pretty old, so it goes back a long, long way. I’m not sure anybody actually knows completely and absolutely how long, how old the earth is.”

“And here your mom was asking about evolution, and you know, it’s a theory that’s out there and it’s got some gas in it,” Mr. Perry continued. “In Texas, we teach both creationism and evolution in our public schools.”

He added: “I figure you’re smart enough to figure out which one is right. Thank you.”

“I asked him how old he thought the earth was,” said Sam, a rising fourth grader, recounting the exchange. “He said he didn’t know.”

“…Evolution, I think, is correct,” Sam said, looking up at his mother.

The New York Times, “Perry Parries Hecklers in Portsmouth.”

Of course a nine-year-old is smarter than the Republican presidential frontrunner.

(via inothernews)

“Perry also addressed immigration reform Saturday while in South Carolina. Disagreeing with Arizona’s new anti-illegal immigration law, the Texas governor said the question on how to best handle immigration should be left to the states, not to Congress. “I didn’t want to make our law enforcement officers federal immigration officers. So state-by-state ought to be the way to do that, not by the federal government making one size fits all,” Perry said.”

Perry: Obama made ‘big mistake’ by disclosing withdrawal date - The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room

Except they’re not immigrating to a state, they’re immigrating to the United States of America, which is a collection of 50 states where all citizens and legal residents are allowed to move freely from state to state because it’s all one country. Unless one of the states secede. 

(via skybarn)

Skybarn, don’t give Perry any ide… ohhhhhhh.

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