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18:01 // 10 months ago
April 3, 2013
SFB says: Not a bad insight. North Korea never explicitly stated that Austin was a target; this assumption was pieced together by Westerners, who analyzed several blurry photographs released by North Korean state media (photographs that, it should be noted, the DPRK released primarily for domestic propagandistic purposes). That being said, Rick Perry would still like you to keep in mind that Austin is a burgeoning hub for businesses in the US. —Seth @ SFB

SFB says: Not a bad insight. North Korea never explicitly stated that Austin was a target; this assumption was pieced together by Westerners, who analyzed several blurry photographs released by North Korean state media (photographs that, it should be noted, the DPRK released primarily for domestic propagandistic purposes). That being said, Rick Perry would still like you to keep in mind that Austin is a burgeoning hub for businesses in the US. —Seth @ SFB

18:30 // 1 year ago
December 17, 2011

Unlikely pensioner of the week: Rick Perry is “retired” … kinda

  • $150k the amount in salary Rick Perry has made from being governor in 2011
  • $7,698 the amount perry has made monthly since his pension kicked in
  • $240k the amount he bumped his income to with the maneuver source

» All the benefits of retirement and working! Rick Perry is 61 years old, and for most people, that’s closing in on retirement age. However, Perry is running for president, and could still be the guy to beat (you never know). But with his military and government service, he was able to score his pension now, according to the state’s Employee Retirement System. He has no regrets: ”That’s been in place for decades. … I don’t find that to be out of the ordinary,” Perry said. “ERS called me and said, ‘Listen, you’re eligible to access your retirement now with your military time and your time and service, and I think you would be rather foolish to not access what you’ve earned.’” Is the move off-key considering the fact that he’s a noted critic of entitlement programs?

9:43 // 2 years ago
December 7, 2011

Rick Perry, jockeying for the anti-gay vote: This ad, called “Strong,” has the Texas governor promising to end the Obama administration’s “war on religion” and touting his commitment to Christianity. “Something’s wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military,” Perry says, “but our kids can’t openly celebrate Christmas, or pray in school.” It’s unclear what policies President Obama has put in place to deny kids the right to openly celebrate Christmas. As of this writing, the video has 675 likes and 26,650 dislikes. source

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19:00 // 2 years ago
August 26, 2011

What do Rick Perry and Rudy Giuliani have in common?

  • 26% Rick Perry’s average support in GOP primary polls since announcing his candidacy; he’s now in the lead
  • 29% Rudy Giuliani’s average support in GOP primary polls at this point in 2007; he was then in the lead source

» Just a reminder of how difficult it is to predict the outcomes of presidential primaries  six months before Iowa. It’s also instructive to recall another Southern Republican who, four years ago, was seen as a savior by the GOP establishment. He announced his candidacy late in the game, and immediately vaulted to the top of the polls. That candidate was Fred Thompson.

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14:57 // 2 years ago
August 15, 2011
I got tickled by watching Governor Perry announce for governor, for president. He’s a good looking rascal.
Bill Clinton • At a firefighter’s conference in New York. He went on to illustrate the hypocrisy of someone like Perry, whose political career has hinged on hatred and mistrust of the federal government, running for president; “I mean, this is crazy,” Clinton said. But that’s boilerplate Perry criticism; as far as we’re concerned, the real story is that he called him a “good looking rascal.” We’re now going to utilize every resource at our disposal to try and find video of this. source (viafollow)
17:50 // 3 years ago