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Space-case Perry

Speaking of things that aren’t Obama’s fault, Texas governor Rick Perry (who is making noises about running for president) criticized President Obama for canceling the Space Shuttle Program (which will cost jobs at the Johnson Space Center in Houston).

There’s just one problem — it was Bush who cancelled the Space Shuttle. In fact, Obama extended the shuttle program by adding in two additional flights. Perry’s position also contradicts his frequent calls to reduce federal spending.

This isn’t the first time Perry has ignored reality. In a television interview Perry repeatedly claimed that abstinence-only sex education works to reduce teen pregnancy, calling it the “best form” to teach children, when in fact the exact opposite is true. Indeed, since switching to abstinence-only education in Texas schools, the teen pregnancy rate in Texas shot up to where it is now the highest in the nation. Even worse, the repeat teen pregnancy rate went up to the highest in the nation as well.

Perry also denies global warming, saying the leading source of greenhouse gas carbon dioxide is the mouth of Al Gore.



  1. Iron Knee wrote:

    See also this: (but note the date of the article)

    Friday, July 22, 2011 at 10:38 am | Permalink
  2. Dan wrote:


    Friday, July 22, 2011 at 10:49 am | Permalink
  3. Dan wrote:

    Easter eggs a religious symbol? Really? In which Gospel are they mentioned?

    Friday, July 22, 2011 at 10:56 am | Permalink
  4. Iron Knee wrote:

    Obviously the same gospel that says that Mormons are not Christians — see

    Friday, July 22, 2011 at 11:08 am | Permalink
  5. No u wrote:

    I dont think someone has to be a gospel to be a religious symbol. A christmas tree is a religious symbol and while I personally put a big difference between easter and christmas, they are both religious

    Friday, July 22, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Permalink
  6. Sammy wrote:

    But No U, Christmas and Easter, while based in Christianity, have evolved to dual holidays, with religious and secular celebrations.

    Friday, July 22, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Permalink
  7. PatriotSGT wrote:

    LOL at the last sentence in your piece. Come on, now thats funny. 🙂

    Friday, July 22, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Permalink
  8. Dan wrote:

    Eggs and trees are from Pagan rituals, as are the origins of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the tooth fairy, but then again so is the timing of Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and All Saint’s Day. Incorporating these days and symbols was just a way of getting people to join, they are pretty much meaningless to scripture, and the actual worship of God. Having said that, having Christmas at the end of the year is good for the religion of business. Besides, Christians should celebrate the birth of Christ every day, not just one in the dead of winter.

    Friday, July 22, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Permalink
  9. Robert wrote:

    “Perry also denies global warming, saying the leading source of greenhouse gas carbon dioxide is the mouth of Al Gore.” That’s great!! but I still won’t vote for him.

    Friday, July 22, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Permalink
  10. Robert wrote:

    Isn’t the world supposed to end after the votes next year anyway. Maybe he will be chosen and I can wave goodbye to him and all the other tea partiers as they accend. Just sitting there in my lawn chair having a beer 🙂

    Friday, July 22, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Permalink
  11. Dave TN wrote:

    Robert, I’ll toast ya’ with a cold one when it happens, in the mean time (no pun intended) we just have to put up with them.

    Friday, July 22, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Permalink
  12. ebdoug wrote:

    Dan: Those celebrations (of each Religion) are designed around the crop gathering. After the gathering, there is a celebration. Has to do with the seasons of the earth, not Religion. But your are totally correct that all celebrate based on Pagan Religions. “Jesus is the Reason for the Season” is totally false.

    Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 5:48 am | Permalink