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If they liked him any more…

…maybe they’d take away his parking space, too.

What is it with Republican Governors these days. Especially, Republican Governors with national aspirations. It’s almost as if they can’t walk and chew gum at the same time. Even members of their own party have noticed. And it seems as if they are trying to send a message…

The Texas House Friday voted to drain most of GOP Gov. Rick Perry’s office budget and instead spend the money on community mental health crisis services and veterans’ services.

The move, which came during House debate on a $178.4 billion proposal for the two-year period starting Sept. 1, immediately drew a reference to Perry’s recent comments about Texas’ ability to secede from the union. The comments have drawn national attention and some lawmakers’ ire.

“Two days after the governor threatens secession, the House zeroes out his budget,” said Rep. Richard Raymond, D-Laredo, House Appropriations Committee vice chairman.(1)

It’s times like these when I really miss Miss Molly…She would be givin’ “Governor Goodhair” what for in a heartbeat.

I was listening to the Hardball podcast yesterday morning as Chris Matthews had Tom Delay on trying to spin the secession comments made by Perry. You heard all of the old arguments that reared their heads back in the first attempt…states rights, sovereignty, etc…Then he went into an attempt to sell the assumption that if Texas attempted to exercise it’s treaty rights to split into five states the US Congress would kick us out. We wouldn’t have to secede.

It seems to me that all these old right-wing exes need to simmer down. While it may be true that in the crowds they run in these kinds of things are talked about often, I don’t think a majority of Texans are wanting to give up our American citizenship to follow these idiots off into the wilderness. And these are the guys who keep mentioning not drinking the cool aide.

Texas Republicans have made quite a name for themselves in the past two decades. It’s too bad they don’t realize what that name is…

Then Gail Collins had this to say…

We don’t want to blame all Texans for the high jinks in Austin. It’s a state full of lovely people, three-fourths of whom, according to a recent Rasmussen Reports poll, have no desire whatsoever to secede from the United States.

But Perry really understands how that other quarter feels.(2)


  1. House vote nearly depletes Gov. Perry’s office budget | Houston & Texas News | Chron.com – Houston Chronicle.
  2. Op-Ed Columnist – Twitters From Texas – NYTimes.com.

The First Church of Scoble (Scripting News)

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You can’t be on Twitter or FriendFeed and not be inundated with comments from and about Scoble. I don’t know how he does it, but it’s really annoying. I find myself relaxing when he takes a break from Twitter, for example to fly from Europe to the US. Finally I can speak without having everything one-upped by Scoble. Whatever it is, he’s done it better, or bigger, or with more important people. It’s irritating because I don’t believe it. I’d really like it if he just turned down the volume. Or if there were a way to segment the Twittersphere, I’d like to be in the part where Scoble isn’t the main topic of conversation 24-by-7.

The First Church of Scoble (Scripting News).

I am still trying to figure out where Twitter fits into my online life…But I have quickly learned to agree with the above sentiment.

Anyone reading this can find me on Twitter @coffeemuses…feel free to send me a tweet…

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Corn…it’s only good for ‘shine.

Put that fruit juice down and grab a Coke.

Haven’t you heard? High-fructose corn syrup — the ubiquitous sweetener found in everything from soft drinks to ketchup — isn’t bad for you at all. It’s true, because I saw it on TV.

The story behind the corn industry’s cloying ad blitz | By Tom Philpott | Grist | Victual Reality | 17 Oct 2008.

And so we find corporate agriculture trying to sell us on distroying our health. The freedom of speech going to the highest bidder.

Once upon a time there was a phrase, used often in the absense of reality, that reference “truth in advertising”. The question I have is this…When did truth in advertising die? Was it with the onset of political advertising or was political advertising the outcome of the death of “truth in advertising”?

Anyway, go check out Tom’s latest over at Grist…It’s worth the read.

And what sources do you use to stay informed Sarah?

Palin, the Republican vice-presidential candidate, launched the attack Saturday and repeated it twice Sunday, signaling a new strategy by John McCain’s presidential campaign to go after Obama’s character.

“The comments are about an association that has been known but hasn’t been talked about,” Palin said as she boarded her plane in Long Beach, Calif. “I think it’s fair to talk about where Barack Obama kicked off his political career, in the guy’s living room.”

Later, at an Omaha rally, Palin elaborated on her attack, claiming one of Obama’s advisers had described Obama and Ayers as “friendly.”

Palin defends linking Obama with ‘terrorist’ (w/video) | National | Chron.com – Houston Chronicle.

“The comments are about an association that has been known but hasn’t been talked about,” Seems to me this was talked about quite a bit about a year ago or so. It was all over the MSM and the RWM. So if it hasn’t been talked about…It must have been only in Alaska that the story wasn’t discussed.

The straight talk express has made a turn to the dark side and it doesn’t look like it will be coming out into the light for the duration…Too bad. John McCain had develpoed a reputation that stood him in good stead for the last decade. Now it’s just the politics of character assisination, the same game just another generation of operatives. I really have to be proud of everything Texas has given the country…Politics of the negative…Tried and True Blue American.