Texas Governor Rick Perry Indicted
Bill

Owensboro, KY

#123 Aug 23, 2014
AUSTIN, TEXAS — The Texas Ethics Commission has moved forward with a measure to out secret campaign donors despite a pending federal lawsuit by a conservative group over whether the commission has the authority to regulate dark money disclosure.

The San Antonio Express-News reports the eight-member commission presented a draft proposal Thursday to require some politically active nonprofits to reveal their anonymous donors. It seeks to require a nonprofit to disclose donors if 25 percent or more of the nonprofit's expenditures can be classified as politically motivated. It would also require disclosure if political contributions account for more than 25 percent of the group's total contributions in a calendar year.

"We're trying to figure out how we get to the public information about who is contributing to candidates," said commission Chairman Jim Clancy, appointed by Gov. Rick Perry.

A fight over regulating dark money erupted last year when Perry vetoed a disclosure bill, saying it would have a chilling effect on donors and their freedom of speech.

http://www.fortmilltimes.com/2014/08/22/36790...
Parden Pard

Catasauqua, PA

#124 Aug 23, 2014
The dude reminds me of Dracula,,,,
Bill

Owensboro, KY

#125 Aug 23, 2014
If this deal to out secret campaign donations passes, I'm thinking it's over for him. The DA in Austin was investigating the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas when he cut off her funds. Billions of dollars involved. Almost bet several million dollars of those funds came back to Perry in campaign donations
Bill

Owensboro, KY

#126 Aug 24, 2014
One of Perry’s central achievements as governor was the creation of the Cancer Research and Prevention Institute (CPRIT), a taxpayer-funded project that doled out research grants to startups seeking to cure cancer. But when it was revealed that that much of the $3 billion intended for the startups was going to Perry’s campaign donors, it looked like Perry's crowning accomplishment had been tarnished. Jerry Cobbs, a high-ranking CPRIT official, was found to have been unlawfully award an $11 million grant – he was indicted by the Public Integrity Unit.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08...
Bill

Owensboro, KY

#127 Aug 25, 2014
I don't know if this had anything to do with the Rick Perry investigation or not...

The man charged Tuesday with a double homicide in Burnet County is the son of a precinct constable, according to an arrest affidavit.

Garrett James Ballard, 21, told authorities the weapon he used in the shooting — a .223 rifle — came from the patrol unit belonging to his father, Precinct 3 Constable Jimmy Ballard.

Garrett James Ballard faces capital murder charges for the deaths of Elijah Adam Benson and Travis Leslie Fox.

http://www.statesman.com/news/news/local/cons...
Bill

Owensboro, KY

#128 Aug 25, 2014
Another one......

A Travis County deputy constable was indicted on criminal charges last month after a grand jury decided he used his position to illegally search three women.

Court records show Hoffman Jimenez was indicted on three counts of official oppression on July 31, four months after a manager at the Travelodge in North Austin called 911 around 10 a.m. on March 29 and said a uniformed officer had been given a key to a hotel room by a clerk after claiming that the women staying there had stolen his badge

http://www.statesman.com/news/news/crime-law/...
Bill

Owensboro, KY

#129 Aug 25, 2014
Travis County Constables are paid $90,138.00 a year.
Bill

Richmond, KY

#130 Aug 27, 2014
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, is no longer permitted to carry a concealed handgun after being slapped with a felony indictment for alleged abuse of power, according to state law. Further, federal law also apparently prohibits the governor from purchasing firearms or ammunition.

The Austin American-Statesman brings up the federal law referred to as 18 USC 922(n):

“It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or otherwise dispose of any firearm or ammunition to any person knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that such person (1) is under indictment for, or has been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.”

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/08/26/te...

“Denny Crain”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

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#131 Aug 27, 2014
This is just a cheap Democrat trick so the liberal media can refer to him as formally indicted governor if he runs for President.

---Word Woman---

Since: Aug 14

Location hidden

#132 Aug 27, 2014
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
This is just a cheap Democrat trick so the liberal media can refer to him as formally indicted governor if he runs for President.
It seems the Democrats are scared at this point...they're stooping to all kinds of cheap/underhanded tactics, even at the local level...

“"*" Always Thinking "*"”

Level 8

Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#133 Aug 27, 2014
Makes 'me' ashamed to think 'i' use to be one.
Considering Obama, Pelosi, and Reid 'i've had enough for the rest of my life.
The Democrats let them all stay in office and continued to listen to them, any party that stupid 'i' do not want to be associated with!
Bill

Richmond, KY

#134 Aug 27, 2014
Well yeah now that is true almost everybody knows that there's almost no possibility that a Republican could ever be guilty of committing a crime
Bill

Richmond, KY

#136 Aug 27, 2014
Gov. Rick Perry has now added a seventh person to the team that's handling his felony charges.

Politico reports Perry has hired former John McCain adviser Steve Schmidt. Schmidt is a big-dollar campaign strategist and was an instrumental member of McCain's team during his presidential run.

- See more at: http://austin.twcnews.com/content/news/304441...
Bill

Richmond, KY

#137 Aug 27, 2014
The cost of Texas Gov. Rick Perry legal dream team, who is fighting his two-count indictment, isn’t one that is expected to come cheap, but the governor’s campaign has announced it will be picking up the tab.

But that going forward does not include the $80,000 paid to his first attorney, David Botsford; that amount does come out of state funds.

Perry’s office said they will use the remaining $4 million left in his state campaign fund to pay his attorney’s fees from here on out.

http://tpr.org/post/rick-perry-s-legal-bill-i...
Too funny

Portland, OR

#138 Aug 27, 2014
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
This is just a cheap Democrat trick so the liberal media can refer to him as formally indicted governor if he runs for President.
He wasn't a threat 3 years ago, he isn't going to be threat a year from now. Nice try though!
Bill

Richmond, KY

#139 Aug 27, 2014
Why Rick Perry Will Be Convicted

Some of the media appear to have adopted the Perry narrative that he wanted to get rid of an irresponsible Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg because she had been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

But the governor probably had another motive.

The PIU (Public Integrity Unit) had been investigating the Cancer Research and Prevention Institute (CPRIT), a $3 billion dollar taxpayer funded project that awarded research and investment grants to startups targeting cancer cures. The entire scientific review team, including Nobel Laureate scientists, resigned because they said millions were handed out through political favoritism. Investigations by Texas newspapers indicated much of the money was ending up in projects proposed by campaign donors and supporters of Governor Perry. In fact, one of the executives of CPRIT was indicted in the PIU investigation for awarding an $11 million dollar grant to a company without the proposal undergoing any type of review.

Perry might have been the next target.

James Moore

Best selling author, TV political analyst, communications and public relations expert

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-moore/why-r...
Over Thinkers Anon

Portland, OR

#140 Aug 27, 2014
---Word Woman--- wrote:
<quoted text>
It seems the Democrats are scared at this point...they're stooping to all kinds of cheap/underhanded tactics, even at the local level...
It's a conspiracy I tell ya! Um, wait, no, it's not. Who do the conservatives have that can handle makeup and an hour in front of TV cameras? Palin? Anyone?

---Word Woman---

Since: Aug 14

Location hidden

#141 Aug 27, 2014
Over Thinkers Anon wrote:
<quoted text>It's a conspiracy I tell ya! Um, wait, no, it's not. Who do the conservatives have that can handle makeup and an hour in front of TV cameras? Palin? Anyone?
What does makeup have to do with anything, princess?!? lol

---Word Woman---

Since: Aug 14

Location hidden

#144 Aug 27, 2014
John Lofton wrote:
<quoted text>Sheesh. You are already making excuses for losing!
I don't recall saying anything about losing...
Over Thinkers Anon

Portland, OR

#145 Aug 27, 2014
---Word Woman--- wrote:
<quoted text>
What does makeup have to do with anything, princess?!? lol
HD TV cameras Wordy. You hafta look good!

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