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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:19 PM

Demonstration interrupts Perry speech

Demonstrators upset about the 7 million uninsured Texans interrupted Gov. Rick Perry’s State of the State speech this morning and were quickly hustled from the House Chamber by state troopers.

One man, identified by friends as Houston community activist James Caldwell, was detained by Capitol security officers after the 11:25 a.m. incident. He was later escorted in handcuffs from the building, although troopers declined to say whether he would be charged with disorderly conduct or any crime.

More than a dozen other protesters with the Texas Organizing Project, wearing teal-colored T-shirts, were escorted from the statehouse.

Not long after Perry began his State of the State speech, Caldwell stood in the House gallery and shouted: “Gov. Perry, what are you going do about the 7 million uninsured people in Texas?”

continued at http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/politics/entries/2013/01/29/demonstration_interrupts_perry.html/ .

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:51 PM

1. I could not listen to the entire speech live because Perry is the most sickening part of Texas that

I can think of right now. He cares nothing about most Texans. He has no desire to help with anything except business privatization and the wealthy in the interest of the wealthy and himself.

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Response to DhhD (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:02 PM

2. Hilarious and ironic.

I expressed a similar lack of action and sentiment on the thread that white cloud posted this morning.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 04:51 PM

3. We have alignment in the Texas DU. We have a common thread: get rid of the TEA

Extremist movement in Texas.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:26 PM

4. Kudos to those who take action in person!

The stupidest and most corrupt governor in Texas history needs to know he is not loved.

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