The Old Gringo is too lazy anymore to rile up big. But when there is a boatload of bilge that is bigger than Beaumont and Baton Rouge combined, a Hulk just has to say something.
The Chairman of the Democrat Party of Texas has decided to point out that Rick Perry is a big ole' meanie. In his recent editorial release for publication throughout the Republic of Texas, the Chairman points out that Perry hates school children who attend schools with very few children in the classrooms. El Gringo Viejo went to school in the first two grades of primary with 40 beaming little, snotty faces in the room....no air conditioning...McAllen, Texas. No problem.
Boyd Richie states,"Our school-children are being shoved into already overcrowded classrooms and media reports indicate that tens of thousands of teachers will lose their jobs because of Republican budget cuts. Not even Pre-K children was (sic) left un-scathed as $208,000,000 were cut from vital Pre-K programs on which countless Texans depend. (?) And Medicaid was funded only through three-fourths of the budget cycle. So if the legislature isn't able to quickly fill in that budget hole before 2013, set up the guest room, because nursing homes are shutting down and grandma will need a place to stay." (There are four false or ignorant statements included in the short quote above. Send a note to the Gringo Viejo pointing out those four statements plus 5 dollars and he will give you winning numbers for lottery tickets....free!)
He goes on with the marvellous, and ever so original Democrat/Socialist saw of ".....Campaigning on a platform to kick people off the government dole while treating himself to a government funded life of luxury most taxpayers can barely imagine, is shameful". It is particularly poignant when one considers the image of Father Obamaham splittin' rails for the po' folks down there in the South....way south....like Hawai'i for seventeen days
LET'S TRY ONE MORE TIME, BOYD RICHIE, and see if you are in need of remediation or if the task is hopeless and you should be promoted to a higher level of incompetency. The person you have employed to write your editorial comment is in desperate need of a basic English language rhetoric and composition class.
|This is the Governor's Mansion as it appeared before|
the "incident". It was actually a bit smallish, although
extremely elegant, august, and a point of pride for all
Governor Perry draws the ire of Boyd Richie because the Governor draws a salary of 150,000 yankee greenback dollars per year. Mr. Richie is also angry because the Governor uses up 10,000 dollars per month to live in a fancy rental somewhere in an area of Austin where there is segregation.....like where Democrats might not live in abundance. Like almost all Democrats, Mr. Richie cannot avoid steering into the morass of a "mistruth" when he could just as easily practice some form of veracity.
|This is how the Mansion looks after considerable repair|
work has been done. The vandalisation, of course, is a story
unto itself. It was torched by a person that would be
a good candidate for leader of the OCCUPY movement.
His biggest lie is a bit more skillful. He can plead ignorance. He can plead stupidity. He can say, "I'm too busy and important to have to bother myself with things like incontrovertible evidence, truth, and/or facts." Mr. Richie is a very important person, it is true, and since he is a Democrat, he is allowed to lie without fear of challenge by anyone in any form of the more traditional media. Democrats can lie, because it is only fair, since they are doing good and Republicans only do bad.
Mr. Richie points out that not only does the Governor's salary place him very close to being in the 1%, especially in Texas, but he has also used his influence and special interest, lobbying power to extract money from the Retirement fund. And he is even eligible to receive health care for the rest of his life, provided by the State of Texas. BUT THEN, HERE IS THE AWFUL TRUTH. In Texas, the Texas State Employees' Retirement System is not like the Social Security Ponzi Scheme System of the Democrats. In Texas, each employee in service to the State of Texas pays a portion of his salary each month into his own, personal, assigned, and dedicated retirement fund. The employees of the various school districts in the State....be they teachers, aides, administrators, janitors, bus-drivers, or whatever....participate in a similar system but exclusively reserved for them, called the Texas State Teachers' Retirement System.
At any time that a person has laboured well for the State of Texas in one of these areas at some combination of years of life and years of service that equal 80 years, that person can elect to remove any or all of that retirement fund....under certain caveats and conditions....both to the favour of the State and to the Pensioner....to his personal control.
During the time of employment, the money contributed to the fund is invested in fairly dull and boring instruments and the pension fund grows. The Trustees may well be cronies and political appointees, but their record in the handling of many, many billions of dollars in trust for these employees is better than Father Obamaham's most trusted go to guys...like Corzine, and another favourite contributor, Madoff, or perhaps that great investor, Marc Rich. What a team you could make with Clinton's and Obamaham's financial people....throw in Fannie and Freddie and Franklin Raines....wowsers....!
But in Texas, you see, we are all rather backwards....Jed Clampett type folks....so we have the system that allows a person to own his retirement. If he dies, the balance or a system of payments is paid to the survivours or beneficiaries. How novel. Nobody who can avoid it is on Social Security....because Social Security is a Ponzie Scheme, illegal if attempted by any private person....only permitted if it is operated by people who need a system to try to scare the heeby-jeebys out of dull, stupid people who think that Obama gives them a check every month for being good proles. Even we geezers who take our Social Security checks know that it is a scam and a sham.....
But not the Texas State Retirement Systems. The recipients OWN THEIR PENSIONS. They paid for them. GOVERNOR PERRY HAS THE NUMBER OF YEARS OF AGE AND SERVICE TO EXTRACT HIS PENSION IF HE CHOOSES. ACCORDING TO THE LAW HERE, HE IS FURTHER ALLOWED TO APPLY HIS SERVICE AS AN AIR FORCE OFFICER TO THAT TIME. HE AND ALL OF THE PEOPLE IN THE SYSTEM CAN CHOOSE TO MAINTAIN THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN OPERATED BY THE STATE. IT IS NOT PAID BY THE STATE. IT IS PAID THROUGH PREMIUMS PAID BY THE PENSION POLICY HOLDER. BY COMMON LAW, THE LAW COMMON TO THE PAUPER IS APPLIED TO THE PRINCE, AND PERRY IS PLAYING BY THE LAW.
| The plane in front is like the one Capt. Rick Perry|
flew in the Air Force.
In fairly short order, the larger part of Perry's "windfall" will be gone, and his pension will be paying him a little shy of 90,000 yankee greenback dollars per year. Much less than Barney Frank who never flew a C130 under any condition....or an A6 Torpedo bomber...or an F4 Phantom....or an F105 Interceptor....but who did manage to allow his "friend" to operate a male prostitution ring out of Barney's apartment for a year....but Barney assured us he never knew about it, and received a standing ovation for it when he came back to the floor of the House of Representatives after lying about every aspect of his situation. Barney needs his pension....a pension that is thrice the size of Perry's. Barney helps the poor and the little people. He gives them Social Security.
El Gringo Viejo closes with this paragraph from Mr. Boyd Richie, the Chairman of the Democrat Party of Texas....this is a complete, free-standing paragraph....not taken out of context in any way. It represents the best thought of the Democrat Party of Texas. Mr. Richie boldly states, "Clearly the only person Rick Perry believes should be the beneficiary of any kind of state benefits is Rick Perry."
Wondering why there is no picture of Rick Perry pushing Grandma off the cliff in her wheelchair, and not being disposed to vote for Rick for anything unless he is chosen to run against Father Obamaham in November....we remain ever grateful for your patience.
El Gringo Viejo