Top Leaderboard, Site wide
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
May 27, 2017 Disclaimer: Please read.

Statements and opinions expressed in articles are those of the authors, not Truthdig. Truthdig takes no responsibility for such statements or opinions.

Rising Star

Truthdig Bazaar
Inside Prime Time

Inside Prime Time

Todd Gitlin

The Balkan Trilogy

The Balkan Trilogy

By Olivia Manning; Rachel Cusk (Introduction by)

more items

A/V Booth
Email this item Print this item

Rick Perry Will Get Rid of Government ... as Soon as He Remembers Which Part

Posted on Nov 10, 2011

Rick Perry is becoming the reason to watch the Republican debates. Here he struggles to remember the third government department he would eliminate. After naming Commerce and Education, the Texas governor is forced to give up.

Sarah Palin would never have had this problem, for obvious reasons.


Square, Site wide

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

Join the conversation

Load Comments

By Puamana, November 11, 2011 at 3:36 pm Link to this comment

Diana: Where we start is resistance.  OWS, if you can’t get involved personally to occupy, then donate, if you can, or volunteer to help online.

Move your money.  Remove your money from Wall Street banks and deposit it in local, state/public owned banks or join your local credit union.

Try to support local business in your community, especially local farms, fisheries, and retail stores selling locally produced products.  It’s not easy, but worth the effort and the more you do this, the more your local options will grow and prosper. Every dollar you spend within your community in this way will STAY in your community, instead of going into the pockets of Wall Street (g/b)anksters.

Cut up your credit cards.  Transfer balances if possible.  Your local credit union may be able to help.

Remember that every time you wipe your behind, a few more pennies end up in the Koch’s war chest.  Investigate where the products you use come from, and if possible, don’t buy that product. You’ll be healthier for it.

Spread the word. Through social media, family and business networks.  Help people learn that they can be empowered to influence our community, our nation and our world.  David defeated Goliath with a stone.
We can defeat the Goliath of crony-capitalism with our dollars.  We don’t have may left, after the last 30 years, but there are a hell of a lot more of us than them.  We are the 99%.

Report this

By Diana, November 11, 2011 at 7:35 am Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Rick Perry will finally give Saturday Night Live some
more material to work with; maybe they can get off
“body functions” for a while. 

Let’s face it - if George Bush could be elected twice
for this office; anything is possible.  The ignorance
in this country is scary.  When I hear about all the
millions being raised for these clowns; I think about
the American people who are barely hanging on, our
failing education system, the homeless and all the
children falling through the cracks. 

REFORM is needed. Where in the hell do we start?

Report this

By Aarky, November 10, 2011 at 6:40 pm Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

And we thought Bush was bad! At least Dr Paul from San Antonio can still speak very well. Perhaps he should prescribe some Aricept for Perry.

Report this
James M. Martin's avatar

By James M. Martin, November 10, 2011 at 5:25 pm Link to this comment

He’s a stand up comedian, right?

Report this

By Puamana, November 10, 2011 at 3:22 pm Link to this comment

lmao - this guy is the biggest joke there is…

Report this

By Lobster, November 10, 2011 at 1:28 pm Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

“No!  The Reagan clone is not fully formed yet!  He must be given more time!”
“You’ve HAD enough time, Doctor!  We need him NOW!”

Report this
caped amigo's avatar

By caped amigo, November 10, 2011 at 8:55 am Link to this comment

Perry thinks that his ignorance makes him appear more like a “regular guy”. Guess
again Rick. You buffoon, the joke is on you. You appear most definitely under-
qualified for the post of President of the US. Only in Texas.

Report this
Billy Pilgrim's avatar

By Billy Pilgrim, November 10, 2011 at 6:55 am Link to this comment

Energy, Rick, energy.  That’s so your big oil
benefactors can screw the American people again.

Report this
Right Top, Site wide - Care2
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
Right Internal Skyscraper, Site wide

Like Truthdig on Facebook