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October 2, 2011

Rick Perry Finally Talks Some Sense
Posted by Jim Macdonald at 06:44 PM * 26 comments

Compared to his usual, that is.

Comments on Rick Perry Finally Talks Some Sense:
#1 ::: Suzanne ::: (view all by) ::: October 02, 2011, 07:12 PM:


#2 ::: Kip W ::: (view all by) ::: October 02, 2011, 07:21 PM:

Toaster. (sigh)

#3 ::: Lee ::: (view all by) ::: October 02, 2011, 09:12 PM:

There's something odd going on with the video link. When I look at this post by itself, it's the right video. But when I'm looking at the front page, it shows (and plays) the "This and That Card Trick" video from a few months back.

#4 ::: edward oleander ::: (view all by) ::: October 02, 2011, 09:20 PM:

Ice cream... hehehe...

#5 ::: Jim Macdonald ::: (view all by) ::: October 02, 2011, 09:42 PM:

That's really bizarre, Lee. What browser are you using, and have you cleared the cache?

#6 ::: Ken Houghton ::: (view all by) ::: October 02, 2011, 11:05 PM:

Hey, the one time Rick Perry said anything sensible--"Kids whp are in the US because their parents came to this country to make a better life for their families, and are forced by those parents to live in Texas, deserve to be treated like the Texas residents they are, you heartless mofos"--is when he got into trouble, causing a lot of slimemolds who don't raise their kids in the NJ public school system (you know, the best in country per the NAEP evaluation--or a horrible disaster if you're the brain-dead Christopher Cerf--the one who is not Bennett's son) to champ at the bit for an alternative.

#7 ::: Lee ::: (view all by) ::: October 03, 2011, 12:03 AM:

I'm using Firefox v3.6.23, running under Windows XP on a Dell Latitude laptop. Clearing the cache and restarting the browser didn't help. I can't check it against my desktop because it's having Technical Difficulties at the moment. However, my partner, who is running Chrome under XP, is not having the problem.

#8 ::: Fragano Ledgister ::: (view all by) ::: October 03, 2011, 09:13 AM:

I look forward to his Kwanzaa CDs.

#9 ::: Jon Marcus ::: (view all by) ::: October 03, 2011, 01:36 PM:

Save a pretzel for the gasjets!

#10 ::: Martin Wisse ::: (view all by) ::: October 03, 2011, 02:23 PM:

#3 Lee, this is a well known Youtube bug, not at your end, which usually strikes at Livejournal...

#11 ::: Lee ::: (view all by) ::: October 03, 2011, 03:07 PM:

Martin, thanks -- now I know what's going on, and won't worry about it.

#12 ::: Walter Hawn ::: (view all by) ::: October 03, 2011, 03:45 PM:

I found the pretzel! The gas jets didn't get it.

#13 ::: Ross ::: (view all by) ::: October 04, 2011, 11:22 AM:

He wants to invade Mexico, I learned yesterday.

And my friends laughed at me for voting for Kinky Friedman.

#14 ::: Larry ::: (view all by) ::: October 04, 2011, 11:39 AM:

It's like they are all having a contest to out nutter each other in their statements.

But I have to say, even here he lies. Ice cream is not cheap in most places.

#15 ::: TexAnne ::: (view all by) ::: October 04, 2011, 01:55 PM:

Ross, 13: IIRC, Kinky Friedman = Ralph Nader.

#16 ::: Julie L. ::: (view all by) ::: October 04, 2011, 03:24 PM:

Conversely, did anyone hear yesterday's "Fresh Air" interview with one of Perry's Dominionist supporters?

Here's a few of the "highlights" section headers from that page:

"On the tsunami and nuclear meltdown in Japan being connected to the emperor of Japan having sex with the sun goddess"

"On Alice Patterson, a leader in the New Apostolic Reformation and one of the leadership team members at Rick Perry's prayer rally, saying on stage at the rally that the Democratic Party is a demon structure"

"On Thomas Muthee praying over Sarah Palin at the Wasilla Assembly of God, and asking for Jesus to protect her from the spirit of witchcraft"

And one of his sound-bite statements "[o]n whether other religions and nonbelieving Christians are demonic":

"Well, it means they're not part of the kingdom of heaven. It means they're part of the kingdom of darkness. An apostle, a friend of mine in Nepal, once told me that every Christian believer in Nepal that he knows of has been delivered from demons. That their former Hindu religion had implanted, or the demons had gained access, and that in order to become Christian believers, the demons had to be cast out. Of course, we have many examples in the Bible of the same thing."

#17 ::: Lylassandra ::: (view all by) ::: October 04, 2011, 03:40 PM:

@16: Clearly Muthee needs to pray harder.

#18 ::: Serge Broom ::: (view all by) ::: October 04, 2011, 03:53 PM:

Julie L @ 16... the Democratic Party is a demon structure

I for one welcome our Evil Demoncrat Overlords.

#19 ::: Lila ::: (view all by) ::: October 04, 2011, 05:21 PM:

I wish the Democrats would step the hell up and be "demonic". For God's (or anyone's) sake--you can't oppose oppression of the poor, abandonment of the sick, elderly and handicapped, disenfranchisement of everyone who's not a white millionaire, religious intolerance, racism, torture, extraordinary rendition and assassination of American citizens? STAND UP FOR SOMETHING YOU WEENIES!

#20 ::: Sarah ::: (view all by) ::: October 04, 2011, 09:17 PM:

"On the tsunami and nuclear meltdown in Japan being connected to the emperor of Japan having sex with the sun goddess"

That's especially weird, because they don't pull the "of course she's a demon *pretending* to be a goddess" bit at any point, which suggests they really do believe Amaterasu is a goddess, they just don't like her. OTOH, she's supposed to be the emperor's *ancestor*, so I suppose if they had sex the Shinto pantheon would have reason to disapprove...

#21 ::: DanR ::: (view all by) ::: October 04, 2011, 10:56 PM:

This is blatant pandering. Of course I agree... we shouldn't decorate fools' functions with grade A lungfishes, or eat all our pretzels before the gas jets, but how many of these promises will Perry actually keep?

#22 ::: Dave Luckett ::: (view all by) ::: October 05, 2011, 01:28 AM:

Eh, whatever Amaterasu and the Emperor might have done, it's nothing to what Christians believe - THEIR god had sex with a virgin to reproduce himself in the flesh, which means that he's his own Father. And when you contemplate his relationship with Mary, things get really complicated.

No disrespect intended to Christians or Christianity, but this seems to me to be what Jesus meant when he said to remove the log from your own eye before you go looking for motes in others'.

#23 ::: Julie L. ::: (view all by) ::: October 05, 2011, 12:10 PM:

From two reviews of Confronting the Queen of Heaven, the "Fresh Air" interviewee's most pertinent-looking book on Amazon:

"He sees the world controlled by a demonic force he calls 'the Queen of Heaven.' He sees this demon in everything from ancient Moon goddess religions to Islam (e.g., the crescent moon), to environmentalism (Gaia), feminism, witchcraft, and even in mainstreem Christianity (e.g., Catholic respect of Mary as the Mother of Jesus). That's the purpose of the book, to help you, too, see that all these disparate religions are really united, and that the Virgin Mary is the demon behind it all."

"Peter[Wagner] takes the religion of the Queen of Heaven that was once believed in Mesopotamia and ancient Israel, and applies it to numerous religions of the area, believing that the spirit of the Queen of Heaven is the same as Artemis that Paul the Apostle confronted. But Paul was unsuccessful, and the Queen still remains. Then he applies this belief to his interpretations of the modern manifestations of Mother Teresa and Princess Diana. When he and the Generals of Intercession prayed against the Queen, their success was indicated when both Teresa and Di died in the same week."

#24 ::: Serge Broom ::: (view all by) ::: October 05, 2011, 01:12 PM:

Julie L @ 23... Wow. Somebody is afraid of women.

#25 ::: eric ::: (view all by) ::: October 05, 2011, 03:22 PM:

Sounds like Snowcrash, without the Hi(e)ro.

And without the confort of a sudden stop at the end.

#26 ::: Xopher HalfTongue ::: (view all by) ::: October 05, 2011, 04:38 PM:

And maybe without the stupid "Origin of consciousness in the breakdown of the bicameral mind" insulting bullshit.

I never read another book by that author.

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