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Sat Aug 16, 2014, 01:02 AM

 

Watch Rick Perry pardon himself...


Bet me he doesn't try.

And then watch all the Konstitooshinal Skolarz back him up!

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Reply Watch Rick Perry pardon himself... (Original post)
jberryhill Aug 2014 OP
MADem Aug 2014 #1
Rhinodawg Aug 2014 #2
pintobean Aug 2014 #3
n2doc Aug 2014 #4
PDittie Aug 2014 #5
AlinPA Aug 2014 #8
PDittie Aug 2014 #10
AlinPA Aug 2014 #11
PDittie Aug 2014 #12
ancianita Aug 2014 #6
Logical Aug 2014 #17
ancianita Aug 2014 #18
tritsofme Aug 2014 #21
madville Aug 2014 #22
davidpdx Aug 2014 #7
Iggo Aug 2014 #16
UTUSN Aug 2014 #9
Rex Aug 2014 #13
jberryhill Aug 2014 #15
Rex Aug 2014 #19
jberryhill Aug 2014 #20
Rex Aug 2014 #23
aint_no_life_nowhere Aug 2014 #14

Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 05:08 AM

1. HA!!!!! Nothing would surprise me! nt

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 06:17 AM

2. Then the Feds will come down.

 

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 06:24 AM

3. Sounds kinky.

 

I thought there was going to be a video.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 08:03 AM

4. He won't need to. Repubs own the Judges in Texas

Just like Tom Delay, count on either acquittal or overturn on appeal.

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Response to n2doc (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 09:31 AM

5. A Republican judge appointed the special prosecutor

who brought the case to the grand jury that returned the two state jail felony indictments.

http://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2013-08-23/special-prosecutor-named-to-probe-perrys-piu-motives/

In order for him to avoid a minimum jail sentence upon a trial conviction, he'll have to plea-bargain for parole. There are many more Texas Republicans than I suspected who are fed up with Goodhair.

So I am a little enthused about this development.

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Response to PDittie (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 09:57 AM

8. IMO, Big Money will take care of him. He will walk away from this with a smirk on his face.

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Response to AlinPA (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 12:20 PM

10. It's certainly possible

But to be clear, if these charges are as Perry and others have cried "politically motivated", then it's also clear that Perry's threats of veto -- and then following through on them -- were as well.

MY own humble O of those who see a weak case -- most of whom are outside Texas -- overlook the prior legal precedent of a state jail felony indictment, coercion of a public official, by the governor of Texas.

The indictment is the first of its kind since 1917, when James "Pa" Ferguson was indicted on charges stemming from his veto of state funding to the University of Texas in an effort to unseat faculty and staff members he objected to. Ferguson was eventually impeached, then resigned before being convicted, allowing his wife, Miriam "Ma" Ferguson, to take over the governorship.


https://news.yahoo.com/texas-perry-indicted-coercion-veto-threat-224901143.html

Almost a hundred years ago, almost precisely the same crime.

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Response to PDittie (Reply #10)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 01:28 PM

11. Could "justice" be worse today leading to jurors being bought out by rich Perry supporters?

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Response to AlinPA (Reply #11)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 07:09 PM

12. Well, it's still Texas.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 09:43 AM

6. Rod Blagojavich couldn't do it here in Illinois, where we jail our governors.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 08:17 PM

17. And elect plenty of corrupt ones!! Nt

 

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Response to Logical (Reply #17)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 08:45 PM

18. Heh heh. Well, the facts are the facts. You could say that about any state.

Texas, IL, any state's voters rightfully trust the vetting process. It's not 'til later that people find out their electeds are suspect, as AG's attorneys convene grand juries.

Take money out of politics and we wouldn't be wasting our taxes or words on all this cat and mouse machinery.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 10:27 PM

21. He was convicted in federal court.

Where he couldn't even theoretically pardon himself.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 10:41 PM

22. Looking IL is going to get a Tepublican governor soon

You all can indict him in a couple of years

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 09:46 AM

7. He needs to pardon his haircut first

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 08:16 PM

16. ...and his stupid face.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 09:58 AM

9. R#6 for bwah-ha-HAH!1 n/t

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 07:12 PM

13. Hmmm...won't bet you on that one, sounds just like something Stupid would do.

 

So what would be the ramifications if he did? Foxnews interview?

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Response to Rex (Reply #13)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 08:15 PM

15. he has three defenses

 


1. Inherent authority

2. Justification

3, ummm, what's the other one? Oops.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #15)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 09:08 PM

19. HAHA!

 

He is about that stupid...probably write the wrong instructions on his hand in court, "cheese...milk...wait."

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Response to Rex (Reply #19)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 10:23 PM

20. you gotta admit, though

 

...that he's got a real "life of the party" infectious goofiness about him.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #20)

Mon Aug 18, 2014, 12:06 AM

23. True he is a hootin and a holliern, shootin

 

rootin, tootin howling mad in the air life of the party kinda guy!


Kegger! Kegger! Kegger!

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 07:27 PM

14. Maybe Rick Perry will blame it on his faulty memory, not remembering who he is

"I actually pardoned myself? Oops."

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