Link Spam: Rick Perry Edition

Sigh.  So I live in Texas.  Don’t let what has happened to us happen to the rest of the country.  Rick Perry is trying to ruin education in our state; he is attacking higher education.  He is an evangelical Christian who clearly doesn’t separate church and state.  He hates and doesn’t believe in federal government.

So have some links about him.  Read and share.  Everyone speak out against him.

The Texas miracles he spouts are only part of the story.  A very misleading story.

He appoints evangelical Christians into government positions who then do dangerous things like undermine evolution.

He supports abstinence only education.

He attacks higher education and the worth of academia, tries to make (and is succeeding) Texas A&M into a business, and perhaps isn’t a person we should trust looking at his background in college.   Low blow- whatever… I’m going to fight with anything I have.

Read ten things we should know about him including execution of innocent man, supporting legislation requiring women seeking abortions to have sonograms yet guts childcare services in a state with some of the worst healthcare services.

And a last link about Perry from Feministing… these are not the three most frightening things about Perry (in my opinion) but the first and the third are part and parcel of why I dislike him so much.  He’s ridiculously traditional and more conservative than most of the nation, and he doesn’t think about the repercussions of anything he says.

Check out Left of College Station for a lot of information lately about Rick Perry.

Last, I’m throwing in a link that I just believe everyone should read (and many already have) from Warren Buffet on how we should stop coddling the super rich.

And check out the Best of the Left podcast on how the rich get richer.  Some of the highlights include:

Young Turks on former budget director for president Ronald Reagan David Stockman sharing fact about wealth accumulation.

Media Matters pointing out Fox News Falsehoods on half of Americans not paying taxes.

and of course The Daily Show explaining about the tax cut religion.

Watch, listen, and/or share!

Best of the Left Ed. 512 Act 6: Cut Medicare, SS & Taxes For Rich – Gang of Six – Young Turks

Best of the Left Ed. 512 Act 6: Cut Medicare, SS & Taxes For Rich – Gang of Six – Young Turks.

I take drives every weekend from College Station to Austin and back.  Along with listening to music, I catch up on weekly podcasts during these treks.  My favorite podcast is The Best of the Left.  If you don’t have time to listen to the hour(ish) long program, you can check out snippets from the episodes.  I’ll frequently post some of my favorite acts to spread the word of progressive media.