What Fresh Hell Is This?

April 19, 2011


From The Office of the Governor Of The Great State of Texas:
In a letter sent to President Barack Obama late Saturday afternoon, Gov. Rick Perry requested a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Texas as a result of widespread wildfires and continuing fire danger across the state. The governor identified 252 Texas counties presently threatened or impacted by wildfires. Since the wildfire season began, Texas has responded to 7,807 fires across the state that have burned more than 1,528,714 acres and destroyed 244 homes. Rescue efforts have saved 8,514 threatened homes.

"Texas is thankful to the brave men and women across the state who are battling these fires on the front lines and providing support to wildfire victims," said Gov. Perry. "As wildfires continue to rage across our state, Texas is reaching its capacity to respond to these emergencies and is in need of federal assistance. I urge President Obama to approve our request quickly so Texans can continue receiving the resources and support they need as wildfires remain an ongoing threat."
The Great State of Texas needs help from the guv'ment.

From the Governor's letter to the Kenyan-born atheist Muslim:
I have determined that this incident is of such severity and magnitude that effective response is beyond the capabilities of the state and the affected local governments, and that supplementary federal assistance is necessary.
And how much does he want?

The estimate is $70 million (see the Enclosure B from his letter to the evil one)

It was a different story two years ago:
Texas Gov. Rick Perry isn't ruling out the possibility his state may one day secede from the nation.

Speaking to an energetic and angry tea party crowd in Austin Wednesday evening, the Lone Star State governor suggested secession may happen in the future should the federal government not change its fiscal polices.

"There's a lot of different scenarios," Perry said. "We've got a great union. There's absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that. But Texas is a very unique place, and we're a pretty independent lot to boot."
Except when there's a big problem, then they run to the federal government for $70 million worth of help.

Everything's bigger in Texas even the self-serving hypocrisy.


rich10e said...

It is so deceitful to use this phrase,"From the Governor's letter to the Kenyan-born atheist Muslim:"as if it belongs to Perry. And you talk about the Trib spreading lies and deceit!!! And of course the crowd was "angry". Is that your on site reporting or is it just another example of you being misleading!!!

rich10e said...

ok CNN said angry...now there's an unbiased source

Dayvoe said...

I guess I can't expect everyone to understand sarcasm.

rich10e said...

Davey Davee Davie...
i heard that excuse before i finished writing my comment....

EdHeath said...

You know, rich, you *do* make a reasonable, if tangential, point that (as far as I can tell) Perry has never commented on Obama's birth status or religion.

And then essentially undermine your point by taking an equally unjustified shot at CNN.

rich10e said...

eddie, thanks..anytime you comment i can figger i'm on to something...since you are the truth police

EdHeath said...

Ah, rich, that totally justifies your accusation of bias at CNN.