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Rick Perry, Texas governor, speaks at "The Response", August 6, 2011 - Comments

alaskansee's Avatar Comment 1 by alaskansee

Ok, so it's too late to call off but now that it's happened surely we can see the evidence of the good it's done, right?

Let's make a list and make sure everyone in Texas knows how useless he is in every respect.

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 18:18:08 UTC | #859163

Mindscape's Avatar Comment 2 by Mindscape

Ratings are disabled. Comments are disabled. No free speech here. Take the video of stupidity down.

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 18:23:21 UTC | #859164

Moochie's Avatar Comment 3 by Moochie

Is this really happening in 21st-century America? This guy is positively medieval!

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 18:24:34 UTC | #859165

jel's Avatar Comment 4 by jel

And people actually vote for him! Mind boggling!

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 18:26:10 UTC | #859166

Billions and Billions's Avatar Comment 5 by Billions and Billions

Hopefully this guy won't make it far as a presidential candidate. It's scary to imagine having a president that is even more evangelical than George W. Apparently the American Family Association organized this event and besides taking the usual fundamentalist stance of being anti-gay, anti-abortion, anti-stem-cell, etc, they make the claim that the First Amendment right of freedom of religion was meant to apply just to Christianity.

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 18:33:39 UTC | #859169

KRKBAB's Avatar Comment 6 by KRKBAB

Comment 3 by Moochie- Let me introduce you to the USA!- The Grand Experiment!- how we doin' so far?

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 18:35:52 UTC | #859170

JuJu's Avatar Comment 7 by JuJu

I'm sorry, but Gov. Perry is about as delusional and foolish as they come. And to say that god doesn't belong to any one political side over another is being blind to facts. I know there are a lot of religious democrats, but how often do you see them parading it like the republicans do? It's a core issue with the republicans and a major influence on the legislation they try to pass. I hope the next generations take advantage of the information available to them and dispose of all this nonsense so the world can get on with the process of rational decision making and prosperity.

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 19:09:41 UTC | #859178

some asshole's Avatar Comment 8 by some asshole

Once--just once--I wish someone in a position like this stupid asshole would call a prayer to the god of Islam, Hinduism, or something other than the Christian god. Or maybe make a call to Buddhist meditation. Something to give Christian assholes a taste of what it's like to put up with scumbags like this.

Is Jefferson's conception of the separation of church and state really that hard to comprehend?

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 19:21:44 UTC | #859182

Atheist Mike's Avatar Comment 9 by Atheist Mike

A big hard facepalm is in order. You don't need comedy when you can watch american politics. I'll get some popcorn for the 2012 elections, these should be funny.

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 19:23:23 UTC | #859184

The Fez's Avatar Comment 10 by The Fez

Positively vomit-inducing!

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 19:26:02 UTC | #859185

adey5's Avatar Comment 11 by adey5

Phew! That's all the problems in the world sorted out then!

Thanks Rick Perry, Don't know why we didn't think of doing this.

Can you also sort out the drought in Somalia?

Cheers :-)

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 19:36:56 UTC | #859190

Sara12's Avatar Comment 12 by Sara12

I didn't watch the video. Did he give an update on how the "praying for rain" thing was working out?

(Edit: Comment 11: Can't even sort out the drought in Texas, never mind Somalia...)

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 19:38:00 UTC | #859191

pipsy's Avatar Comment 13 by pipsy

Total and utter Bollocks.

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 19:56:54 UTC | #859200

ccr5Delta32's Avatar Comment 14 by ccr5Delta32

If you want to hear something even scarier .Here it is ,Michele Bachmann God Speech

I don't have the originals. This is from TYT 's on youtube ,but I've no reason to suspect it's not for real .She is a presidential candidate and it's probably important to everyone and especially those whom are in a position to elect or not her to office .It's a simple question even for a politician " Do you believe what you say you believe or not ? " We want to know ,, I want to know

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 19:57:44 UTC | #859202

ShesTheBeth's Avatar Comment 15 by ShesTheBeth

Geesh, politicians even say NOTHING when they preach. What a bunch of nonsensical drivel. Is there supposed to be a cohesive thought in there somewhere??? Love the brain-dead twit in the background, 'yah, yah, yah'. With this guy at the helm and a god that is their "only hope", I'd say Texas is DOOMED!

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 20:01:47 UTC | #859204

KenChimp's Avatar Comment 16 by KenChimp

He sounds just like a televangelist.

In fact, if I hadn't looked at his face first, and known that the OP wouldn't be putting one thing up but labeling it as something else on this site, I would have thought this was a transcript from some televangelist like Pat Roberson on a 700 Club broadcast.

And this delusional wreck of a human being wants to be President.

Comment 8 by   :

Once--just once--I wish someone in a position like this stupid asshole would call a prayer to the god of Islam, Hinduism, or something other than the Christian god. Or maybe make a call to Buddhist meditation. Something to give Christian assholes a taste of what it's like to put up with scumbags like this.

Is Jefferson's conception of the separation of church and state really that hard to comprehend?

I wonder what this buffoon and tool, Rick Perry would have to say about these written thoughts, and the man who thought and penned them.

"Question with boldness even the existence of a god; because if there be one he must approve of the homage of reason more than that of blindfolded fear."

-Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Peter Carr, August 10, 1787

"I concur with you strictly in your opinion of the comparative merits of atheism and demonism, and really see nothing but the latter in the being worshipped by many who think themselves Christians."

-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Richard Price, Jan. 8, 1789 (Richard Price had written to Jefferson on Oct. 26. about the harm done by religion and wrote "Would not Society be better without Such religions? Is Atheism less pernicious than Demonism?")

"I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent."

-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Francis Hopkinson, March 13, 1789

"Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between church and State."

-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Danbury Baptist Association, CT., Jan. 1, 1802

"History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance of which their civil as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purposes."

-Thomas Jefferson to Alexander von Humboldt, Dec. 6, 1813.

"All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God."

-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Roger C. Weightman, June 24, 1826 (in the last letter he penned)

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 20:03:17 UTC | #859206

Metamag's Avatar Comment 17 by Metamag

Comment 4 by jel :

And people actually vote for him! Mind boggling!

And many others like him, people of the US are the real problem here.

Idiotic politicians are just the reflection of the populace which keeps electing them.

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 20:05:22 UTC | #859208

Metamag's Avatar Comment 18 by Metamag

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Mon, 08 Aug 2011 20:06:10 UTC | #859209

godsbuster's Avatar Comment 19 by godsbuster

Only in America where at least 40% of the population believe that their god created human beings within the last 10,000 years, can slick, grotesque, holier than thou, glad-handing, snake-oil selling carnival barkers of the Perry, Palin, Bachmann, Huckabee ilk gain such prominence in politics.

Anywhere else in the developed world parading ones religiosity or making religious references would mean instant political suicide. In the US it's a requisite for a viable candidacy. The founding fathers, especially Jefferson, are spinning in their graves.

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 20:07:41 UTC | #859210

hemidemisemigod's Avatar Comment 20 by hemidemisemigod

Rick Perry, Texas Rambler:

"The greatest darkness comes just before the morning."

True, so true. And the greatest light comes just before the evening but that never seems to get mentioned for some reason.

"...His [god's] agenda is not a political agenda, his agenda is a salvation agenda…he is a wise god and he's wise enough to not be affiliated with any political party, or for that matter, he's wise enough to not be affiliated with any man-made institutions. He's calling all Americans, from all walks of life…"

What a clown.

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 20:08:07 UTC | #859211

chawinwords's Avatar Comment 21 by chawinwords

Perry's impulsive, all powerful God and the lowly mosquito have one thing at least in common -- they both kill millions of human children every year. One, the mosquito, does not intend the killing. According to Perry, God created the mosquito and the killer parasite for his own grand purpose! It sure is hard for a sane person to believe such witchcrap.

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 20:13:07 UTC | #859213

Sara12's Avatar Comment 22 by Sara12

Comment 16:

The Texas State School Board tried to write Thomas Jefferson out of their history curriculum. And they are one of the worst in the nation as far as history curriculums go in the first place. (Alaska is worse.) Pretty much says all you need to know. US History Standards by State

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 20:18:15 UTC | #859215

josephor's Avatar Comment 23 by josephor

This is frightening.

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 20:45:55 UTC | #859219

KenChimp's Avatar Comment 24 by KenChimp

Comment 17 by Metamag :

Comment 4 by jel :

And people actually vote for him! Mind boggling!

And many others like him, people of the US are the real problem here.

Idiotic politicians are just the reflection of the populace which keeps electing them.

The real problem is a power structure which, in every institution of society, promotes not what is real, but what some wish was real. This ignorance mongering is so pervasive that it runs the U.S. economy, foreign policy, domestic policy and corporate endeavor. The media in the U.S. is rife with it in reports and commentary.

I don't mean to sound Orwellian, but take a good look and you will see what I mean. A current example would be the global stock market situation today in the wake of the S & P downgrade of U.S. credit rating. All I could hear from the media was that there would be a slide but by day's end the market would flatten out. That isn't what happened. It isn't what even I, no student of the market, predicted would happen.

It seems these idiots cannot accept that their ludicrous ways are destroying the nation from within. They seem so blinded by their own thirst for nonsense that they will believe the most ludicrous pack of lies imaginable rather than face the truth.

Pointing at the whole of the U.S. and saying they are the problem is an easy thing to do. It's also a fantasy. Everywhere in the world you look, you'll see the same stupidity. Yes, even in Europe. What were European market leaders doing today? Buying up more worthless debt from Spain and Italy. Did the stupidity cops of the U.S. point their zap 'o matic at Europe and turn economic leaders into drones? No. The same stupid ignorance of core reality is going on across the Atlantic. It's going on in the Middle East and in Africa and Asia. It's going on everywhere.

But as ludicrous as all this seems, some are profiting from it. You can bet on that.

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 20:47:39 UTC | #859220

carlmosconi's Avatar Comment 25 by carlmosconi

Village idiots unite! Your leader has spoken!

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 20:54:49 UTC | #859222

carlmosconi's Avatar Comment 26 by carlmosconi

The Paul Joseph Goebbels of the deluded!

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 20:59:27 UTC | #859226

RFox's Avatar Comment 27 by RFox

I don't know which is worse, the fact that he is praying to an imaginary being, or that he couldn't even pray from the heart, If this was genuine why have a speech writer compose your prayer? Blah blah blah (pause for effect) blah blah. Amen! Give me a break.

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 21:09:53 UTC | #859231

Sean_W's Avatar Comment 28 by Sean_W

I'm tired of being forced to face this dilemma.

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 21:10:03 UTC | #859232

sxedmonds's Avatar Comment 29 by sxedmonds

this version enables replies: http://youtu.be/89QE3NrVggg

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 21:27:54 UTC | #859244

MilitantNonStampCollector's Avatar Comment 30 by MilitantNonStampCollector

This guy makes Glenn Beck look tame in comparison.

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 21:28:22 UTC | #859245