Thursday, July 24, 2014

The New American Age of Feudalism Has Arrived...In Texas!

We've been preaching that the goal of American Conservatism is to bind us to a New American Age of Feudalism, and they have just about finished up forming a Conservative paradise in Texas. presented with the poster boy from Texas, yet another transplanted comedian -- this one with murderous tastes -- Canadian Ted Cruz...

"Ted Cruz: The Distinguished Wacko Bird from Texas."

"In less than a year, Texas Republican Ted Cruz has become the most despised man in the U.S. Senate. He's been likened to Joe McCarthy, accused of behaving like a schoolyard bully, and smeared by senior members of his own party. Is this any way to get ahead in Washington? Well, Cruz is no dummy—just ask him—and his swift rise might prove that it's the only way..."

And lest you think Cruz is an aberration...

"21 Reasons Rick Perry's Texas Is a Complete Disaster."

"Third World status – the real promise of a Rick Perry administration – shouldn't be a goal to which the United States aspires...

1. Texas leads the nation in the percentage of its population without health insurance (2010).
2. Only one state covered a smaller share of its poor population with Medicaid (PDF).
3. It's also number 1 in the percentage of children who lack insurance (2009).
4. Texas ranks dead last in the number of women who receive early prenatal care (2010).
5. It has the sixth highest rate of infectious diseases in America (2010).
6. It ranked 35th in the share of its children being immunized (2010)...
7. ...And 40th in overall health (2010).
8. Those numbers shouldn't come as a surprise – Texas had the ninth lowest level of health care spending per person (2010).
9. Texas ranked 36th in the nation in terms of its high school graduation rate (2010).
10. It has the lowest share of the population aged 25 and older holding a high-school diploma of any state (2008).
11. Its students have the sixth lowest SAT scores in the country (2008).
12. But Texas ranks fourth in terms of teen pregnancies (2005).
13. It's got the 16th highest crime rate (2010).
14. It ranks 17th in occupational fatalities (2010).
15. It's tied (with Missouri) for 19th in terms of the share of its citizens requiring food-stamps (2009).
16. It leads the nation in the amount of recognized carcinogens released into the air (2002).
17. Has the fourth highest amount of toxic chemicals in the environment (2002).
18. Texas’ per capita income growth was the eighth slowest of any state in the country between 1998 and 2008.
19. It ranks 47th median household net worth (averaged from 2007 to 2009).
20. Only seven states have a higher percentage of children in poverty (2010), and ...
21. ... Only nine states have a higher percentage of people of all ages living below the poverty line (2008).

"This is what conservative governance leads to – slow growth, poor social outcomes, greater inequality and fewer protections for workers and the environment...

"And that is indeed what the right would like to see imposed on the nation as a whole..."

But let's take a look at some more of Texas's compassionate Cons...

And their platforms...

"Deep in the Tell-Tale Heart of the Texas GOP."

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Governor Rick Perry of Texas speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. March 7, 2014. (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)
"Pick a page, any page, and you’ll find yourself pitched through the rabbit hole into an alternate reality. Homosexuality? '… Chosen behavior that is contrary to the fundamental unchanging truths that have been ordained by God in the Bible… Homosexuality must not be presented as an acceptable alternative lifestyle, in public policy, nor should family be redefined to include homosexual couples.'

"But it can be cured! The Texas Republicans 'recognize the legitimacy and efficacy of counseling, which offers reparative therapy and treatment for those patients seeking healing and wholeness from their homosexual lifestyle.'

"That’s about as close to George W. Bush’s 'compassionate conservatism' as the good ole boys (and 12 or so women) of the platform committee get. Corporal punishment? By all means: spare the rod and spoil the child. Guns, yes, please, more! 'No level of government shall regulate either the ownership or possession of firearms.' Foreign aid – no way, 'except in cases of national defense or catastrophic disasters, with congressional approval...'"

But back to the head cheerleader...

As we ask the important question...

Moms, don't let your boys grow up to be Texas cowboys...unless they're rich and white.

Two female detainees sleep in a holding cell, as the children are separated by age group and gender, as hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Nogales Placement C
Two refugee girls sleep in a holding cell, as the children are separated by age group and gender, as hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

So as the sun sets on the Lone Star State, let's say goodbye to two of its stars...

And Perry's pal, Georgie The Giggling Murderer...


Perry is one of the few Cons who have announced a run for the presidency in 2016, and he's really no different than the rest of them, except for the comedy relief he provided for us the last time.

So if you really want a New American Age of Feudalism to reign put Perry in the White House -- or another just like him -- and put the Cons in charge of the Senate...with the GOP in charge of all three branches of government, it's a done deal.

Unless we criminalize Conservatism first.


"We believe a person who injures or kills an unborn child should be subject toou 
criminal and civil litigation."

Texas GOP Platform, 2014.


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