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Texas Senator and Republican Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz is out with a new book, A Time for Truth, detailing his life ahead of the Republican primary debates. In the memoir, the freshman senator outlines his conservative principles through accounts of his personal life. While Cruz’s conservative values are well known, we pulled out some of the lesser known but interesting tidbits of Cruz’s life.

GOP presidential candidate recounts his hard-partying days – and his “spiritual” experience at the Reagan ranch

A Message To Female Voters From Texas Republicans by Langan Kingsley ( @thisislangan )

Under the recently approved legislation in House Bill 2, the Texas government will further regulate the female reproductive system (including but not limited to: ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes, vagina, vulva, labia, and everything therein). However, this legislation by no means limits every woman’s ability to lead a full, human life!

Accordingly, our policy advisors have assembled the following list of body parts that are still be under your complete discretion–physically and mentally!

FINGERS – There they are, at the tip of your hands!

TOES – Paint the nails, wiggle them in the sand, strap them into sandals, stub them on table legs…the possibilities are truly endless, as long as they fall within the parameters of things you can do with toes!

ARMS - They hang at your side and they are open wide—for hugs and baby-holding! Think of all the tasks your arms make possible—ironing, cooking, cooking and ironing at the same time, doing laundry, which then has to be ironed—the human body is an incredible machine.

LEGS – Yours from top to bottom! Well, not from the top exactly. From like, the thighs down. The thighs are ours (uterine proximity).

FINGERNAILS – Did you know a fetus has fingernails at 9weeks?

HAIR – Cool, right? Cut it, color it, dye it—go crazy! Just don’t make it too sexy, cause then, well, you’re inviting unwanted attention, which might result in unwanted pregnancy and then—womp womp—we’re right back where we started, and guess what? It’s all your fault!

KNUCKLES – It’s almost impossible for us to think of a way these could interfere with a potential life growing inside of you, so for now let’s say they’re okay!

 

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s Indictment and History of Corruption 

Grand Jury Indictment: 

Rick Perry indicted for Lehmberg veto threat (Austin American-Statesman) 

A Travis County grand jury Friday indicted Gov. Rick Perry on two charges related to his effort last year to force District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign after her drunken driving arrest. Grand jurors charged Perry, 64, with abuse of official capacity, a first-degree felony, and coercion of a public servant, a third-degree felony. The first charge carries a punishment of 5-99 years and a fine of up to $10,000. The second charge is punishable by 2-10 years and a fine of up to $10,000.

Texas Governor Perry indicted for abuse of power (Reuters)

Perry’s General Counsel, Mary Anne Wiley, said the veto was made in accordance with the veto authority afforded to every governor under the Texas Constitution. “We will continue to aggressively defend the governor’s lawful and constitutional action, and believe we will ultimately prevail,” she said in a statement

Texas’ Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat (Associated Press)

No one disputes that Perry is allowed to veto measures approved by the Legislature. But the left-leaning Texans for Public Justice government watchdog group filed an ethics complaint accusing the governor of coercion because he threatened to use his veto before actually doing so in an attempt to pressure Lehmberg to quit. “We’re pleased that the grand jury determined that the governor’s bullying crossed the line into illegal behavior,” said Craig McDonald, executive director of Texans for Public Justice. “The complaint had merit, serious laws were potentially broken.”

Key dates leading to indictment of Texas’ Perry (Associated Press)

A timeline of developments leading up to Friday’s indictment of Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry on charges that he abused the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption. 

Everything You Need to Know* About Rick Perry’s Newest Scandal (Texas Observer)

There’s an extra layer of irony in this. Perry’s gotten really comfortable with power over the last 14 years. He controls many of the levers of state government. He’s built up large slush funds inside the governor’s office, disbursing them at his discretion to attract businesses and other projects to the state. He’s been accused of cronyism and patronage numerous times, including perhaps corrupting an agency designed to fight cancer.

What You Need To Know About The Indictment Naming Texas Governor Rick Perry (ThinkProgress)

An important question facing whichever court is tasked with trying Perry’s case will be whether a law preventing Perry from using strongarm tactics to push out a genuinely compromised public official is an unconstitutional restriction on his discretion as governor or a valid means of reigning in corruption. This is not likely to be an easy question for the judges, and potentially, justices, who are called upon to resolve it.

How a Texas district attorney’s DWI arrest led to a criminal probe of Gov. Rick Perry (Washington Post)

“The person charged with ultimate responsibility of that unit has lost the public’s confidence,” Perry explained. Yet as detailed in this Wall Street Journal report, some believe Perry’s move was illegal. Texans for Public Justice claims Perry’s threat to veto the funds amounted to illegal coercion and bribery of a government official, and last month a grand jury was impaneled to investigate the Governor’s actions. Another report suggests some of Perry’s staff sought to pressure Lehmberg to resign and may have offered her a job if she would step aside.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicted; real-time reactions (Houston Chronicle)

Democratic nominee for governor state Sen. Wendy Davis: “These allegations are troubling and I have confidence in our justice system to do its job.”

Perry latest 2016 GOP hopeful facing legal trouble (Associated Press)

As they form exploratory committees, consider the grueling prospect of a national campaign with their families and begin hiring staff in key presidential battleground states, three potential Republican White House candidates also face the distraction of legal troubles back at home. The latest is Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who following his indictment on two felony charges, is staring at the most serious accusations of wrongdoing by a prominent Republican governor openly considering a run for president.

Texas Governor Perry calls indictment politically motivated (Reuters)

Texas Governor Rick Perry, a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2016, said on Saturday an indictment against him for abuse of power was a political move that he intends to fight.

Past History of Corruption: 

Rick Perry: The Best Little Whore In Texas (Rolling Stone)

When you ask what Perry’s true nature is – the first and principal thing that defines him – there’s just one answer: favors. Favors are the one consistent thread running through Perry’s political career. Throughout his time as governor, whenever his ideology or his religion comes into conflict with the need to give a handout to a major campaign donor, ideology and religion lose every single time.

How Rick Perry Put Teacher Retirement Money in His Cronies’ Hands (Mother Jones)

Shortly before Texans voted to elect their governor, Democratic candidate Bill White took aim at Republican incumbent Rick Perry with what he called a “smoking gun.” He revealed a leaked internal memo written in 2009 by Michael Green, an investment director-turned-whistleblower at the state’s $100 billion public-teacher pension fund, the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. The memo accused TRS brass and Perry-appointed trustees of pressuring employees to violate ethics rules and possibly state law by reversing negative outlooks to positive ones on a slew of questionable investment deals. As it turned out, big-time Perry donors ran many of the investment funds cited in the memo. It was, White claimed, a classic case of crony capitalism, and it merited an independent investigation.

Rick Perry and HPV vaccine-maker have deep financial ties (Washington Post)

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, whose bid for the White House depends heavily on support from religious conservatives, finds himself confronting an issue that is a flash point for that part of his base: his attempt to order schoolgirls to receive a vaccine that would protect them against a sexually transmitted virus. The uproar over the Gardasil vaccine — manufactured by ­Merck, a major Perry campaign donor — knocked the candidate off-stride during a Republican debate.

Perry Used Taxpayer Money To Subsidize Family Vacations, Presidential Campaign Events (ThinkProgress)

During the last slash-and-burn legislative session, presidential contender and Texas Gov. Rick Perry ® approved draconian budget cuts for everything from education to Medicare. But one area where he didn’t mind being extravagant with taxpayer money was financing family vacations, tours to promote his book, and campaign events. The Houston Chronicle reports that Perry used at least $294,000 of Texas taxpayers’ money for numerous personal trips, and has no plans to reimburse the state.

Perry vetoed wage bill after getting letters from retailers (Houston Chronicle)

Gov. Rick Perry vetoed a bill that would have let victims of wage discrimination sue in state court after receiving letters against the measure from the Texas Retailers Association and five of its members, mostly grocery stores, according to records obtained by the Houston Chronicle.

Pay-to-play tradition for Perry appointees continues with Texas Tech regent appointment (Texas Independent)

A Texans for Public Justice report found that Perry’s regent appointees have contributed over $6 million to his campaigns since 2000. Those appointed to the boards of regents at the University Texas System, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University and University of Houston have given the most money to Perry’s campaigns.

He will wholly be bad for Texas, bad for the Republican Party. We have two choices and I will categorically tell you I’m not voting for Dan Patrick either in the primary or the general election. I’ll vote Libertarian in November if I have to.
—  Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson said that he is still making up his mind about whether to endorse Lt. Governor David Dewhurst for reelection, but vowed not to support state Senator Dan Patrick on Tuesday.
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Three Texas Republican U.S. Representatives Have Introduced NO BILLS This Year

“Three of Texas’ House lawmakers aren’t doing much lawmaking at all. Republican Reps. Jeb Hensarling (TX-5), Kay Granger (TX-12) and Kenny Marchant (TX-24), all representing parts of north Texas, have introduced zero bills in the first 200 days of this Congress. Zero bills.

In the last Congress, representatives introduced an average of 15.7 bills. No matter what your political views are, you almost certainly want your representatives introducing bills to make the changes you’d like to see. Very few Americans think nothing could be improved about our government.

As a whole, Congress has been introducing a historically low number of bills since President Obama took office. They’ve also passed historically low numbers of them. Hensarling, Granger and Marchant are joined by eleven other congressmen and two senators in being the most do-nothing members of a do-nothing Congress.

So what have they been up to? Find out below the jump.”

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More Ignorance from Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz has come out with a very strong statement condemning the Supreme Court for refusing to rule on whether a state can define marriage. And the fact that they did it will no explanation whatso..

Good luck with that, Teddy. Equality is happening whether you like it or not, so either get on board or step aside. The world is different now from the Dark Ages, so you would be wise to get on the right side of history.

My opinion on the SB5 election June 25, 2012

If a man gets to vote on what a woman does with HER OWN BODY then a woman gets to vote on what a man does with his. If Wendy Davis is unable to attain aid adjusting a back brace due to supposed illegality during a fillibuster, then the senate is unable to vote after midnight. The protesters were chanting for a reason. They didn’t approve of the bill and wanted it stopped. Those men and women ARE ALLOWED TO PROTEST IN THE COUNTRY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THERE WAS NO REASON FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE, OR ANYONE TO BE ARRESTED. If anyone was breaking the law it was the President of the Senate and something must be done. THIS WILL NOT STAND.