More than a dozen protesters, many of them mobilized by the New Hampshire Alliance for Retired Americans, welcomed Mr. Perry with signs — “My financial security is not a Ponzi scheme”What a bunch of clowns. First off, Social Security is your financial plan for the future? Wow. Well pal, the sad truth is, if any company were operating an investment scheme that ran the way that Social Security is run, the people in charge would be thrown in jail. Not a ponzi scheme? It's the mother of all ponzi schemes! No one, not billionaire investment scammer Bernie Madoff, no one, has riped off more people than the Federal government has in their ponzi scheme Social Security program. And the killer punch, as always in ponzi schemes, will fall on the last ones in. Our kids.
Kristin Bunce, 43, helped ease her 9-year-old son, Sam Beane, into Mr. Perry’s path. Sam, wide-eyed and looking up at the governor, asked Mr. Perry a question. The governor crouched down so he was just inches from Sam’s face, and in a soft, calm voice began to answer. “How old do I think the earth is?” Mr. Perry said. “You know what? I don’t have any idea. I know it’s pretty old, so it goes back a long, long way. I’m not sure anybody actually knows completely and absolutely how long, how old the earth is.”Good answer. Apparently Ms. Bunce wasn't satisfied, and pressed Sam to keep after the governor.
Ms. Bunce urged Sam to ask the governor about his views on evolution, and Mr. Perry began to answer her question, still talking to Sam. “And here your mom was asking about evolution, and you know, it’s a theory that’s out there and it’s got some gaps in it,” Mr. Perry continued. “In Texas, we teach both creationism and evolution in our public schools. I figure you’re smart enough to figure out which one is right.”
“I asked him how old he thought the earth was,” said Sam, a rising fourth grader, recounting the exchange. “He said he didn’t know.” Ms. Bunce expressed frustration that Mr. Perry believed in teaching creationism, a theory that is not accepted by mainstream scientists. “Evolution, I think, is correct,” Sam said, looking up at his mother.Is that right, Mom? No, buddy. First off, what difference will it ever make how old the earth is? If he said it was a million years old, or a billion years old, how will that effect your life? No effect whatsoever. So ask yourself this son, why in the world would your mom keep whispering in your ear to ask the governor that question? And while you're at it, ask yourself what kind of a man will you grow up to be if you learn to simply let people use you for their own ends, even your mother? Does she pull that with your dad? Perhaps you should ask the governor for some advice on that one. He's the kinda man that could set you straight.
State Representative Robin Read, a Democrat who sits on the New Hampshire’s Science, Technology and Energy Committee, asked Mr. Perry if he thought global warming was a man-made phenomenon.What a dunce. Just ignoring for a moment the outrageously abusive distortion of the facts and the outcome pre-determined research work that has become the legacy of the AGW proponents, we are living in a nation that is in serious trouble. Huge financial uncertainty, a government of runaway spending, disastrous inflation looming around the corner, enemies abroad that are ever more threatening to our way of life, and the most important thing on the mind of this ass-clown democrat house member is Perry's opinion on Global Warming? Who the hell cares?! It doesn't matter a twit.
“No, I don’t,” the governor replied. “I think the record is still out on whether global warming is man-made or not. I’m a skeptic.”
As Mr. Perry pressed on, his wife thanked Mr. Read for coming out, but Mr. Read later said he was disturbed by the governor’s response.
“To be a global warming skeptic in this day and age is stunning in its ignorance,” Mr. Read said.
A few tables over, a man had sidled up to Mr. Perry with a solution to the country’s economic troubles. “I know what’s wrong with our economy,” the man said. “We’re looking up the wrong end of the horse!”I like this guy, Rick Perry...
A grin spread across Mr. Perry’s face as he turned and, without saying a word, headed for the door. A few moments later, he was still chuckling quietly to himself.
“Man, that’s funny,” he said.
.. and the governor is rocketing off the charts!