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Rick Perry's Pitch: "Come to Texas, You're Kids Won't Change"

Original post made by Fred Glendenning on Feb 11, 2013

Rick Perry, in yet another effort to woo businesses and families from California to the mecca of Texas freedom and liberty, has outlined a number of reasons why Californians might want to pick up roots and move to the great Lone (individual) Star State.

First off, stressed Perry, we pit God against corrupt scientists in the classroom. "Evolution, genetics, global warming, climate change, and rising sea levels are a great hoax, and Texans aren't falling for it," he said.

Second, the state is no longer permitting mention of Thomas Jefferson in its textbooks, "Because Jefferson was a Federalist, and first there's Federalism and then Communism," Perry emphasized.

Third, and most importantly, "Last year the Texas G.O.P. explicitly condemned efforts to teach 'critical thinking skills,' because," he said, "such efforts 'have the purpose of challenging the student's fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.'" Perry continued: "The very last thing we want to do is send kids to school for purposes of getting them to think critically. How can men be expected to control their wives and families when their kids are required to read and regurgitate all the antifamily propaganda found in our modern day physics and chemistry textbooks?"

He then added: First comes science, next the kids will be taught to analyze social science mumbojumbo that involves dealing with more than one statistical variable at a time. "When that occurs," Perry opined, "then it makes it very difficult to select a single variable that supports one's entire worldview." "We favor the single variable approach in Texas," he assured his audience.

Comments (12)

Posted by liberalism is a disease, a resident of Birdland
on Feb 11, 2013 at 1:28 pm

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

Vocabulary word of the day, for the anti-business troll now calling himself Fred:
Perry-itis----an irrational fear of anyone or anything emanating from the Lone Star state. Symptoms include using quotations marks around rants that cannot be attributed to any specific person, nor cited from any credible sources. The only cure is administration of a post birth abortion, no matter how long it has been since the afflicted has infected the earth.

Posted by Rick Perry, a resident of another community
on Feb 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm

There are three reasons I agree with Mr. Glendenning. First, he speaks like a true Texasan. Second, he writes better then I do. And, third, ... oops, can anybody help me out here? Perry 2016

ps And I promise to have kicked my addiction to painkillers by then.

Posted by liberalism is a disease, a resident of Birdland
on Feb 11, 2013 at 2:11 pm

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

You have good reason for your fear of businesses moving out of Calif., but your whining and complaining isn't helping your cause, troll. It makes you look desperate. Soon, your union leaders will start to get nervous about where their future dues will come from.

Posted by Not a surprise, a resident of California Reflections
on Feb 11, 2013 at 7:43 pm

It shouldn't come as any surprise that Texas is 1 of 2 states that still has not accepted the new Common Core standards. Too much critical thinking for them. The other state is Alaska, not a shocker either.

Posted by stinky, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 11, 2013 at 8:34 pm


Posted by stinky, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 11, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Just like every anti-Texas post here recently, this is a fabrication. No links, to any quoted statement is provided. Try googling any of the statements in quotes, see for yourself

Posted by Seriously, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 11, 2013 at 10:11 pm

In case stinky wasnt just being facetious-

Texas doesnt want to participate in Common Core because they wish to create their own curriculum, modeled after the conservative, religious right beliefs

This isnt fabricated, its been in the news for years. It was highly publicized in a variety of publications during the campaign. Not something to be twisted or hidden- Perry is very open and vocal about this agenda.

What are the Common Core Standards- including states that are opting out (4)
Web Link

Texas rewrites history
Web Link

Rick Perry Accidentally Speaks Truth on Evolution Education
Web Link

Posted by not seriously, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 13, 2013 at 2:31 pm

sfgate, nytime, motherjones? Really, those are your sources? Are you sitting in your basement in your underwear trolling liberal websites for hit pieces on the right? Does that pay well and can you do it remotely, like from Texas?
You libs crack me up with your supposed 'tolerance' and 'acceptance'. Political bigots or just hypocrites?

Posted by Rick Perry, a resident of another community
on Feb 13, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Just like I've been saying about global warming, droughts, flooding, and all kinds of other things. Like bigotry and hypocrisy. About all we can do is pray for them. I had a third reason somewhere. Oh, Stinky, I'm with you. I never read the New York Times either.

Posted by Seriously, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 13, 2013 at 11:15 pm

Not seriously- I have a feeling you would say that for any publication posted.

I do wonder why you have no response for the point of the articles. If you are so for these ideas, why would you discount them because of the publication? You should be proud of the changes being made in Texas by the conservative religious right. Instead all you can do is throw insults?

These are not secrets or fabrication made up by the press, just look it up for yourself in your choice of news media- the Gov is proud of his work.

This says it all actually.

Posted by Please look at our state, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 13, 2013 at 11:24 pm

I wouldn't discount the threat of many other states, not just Texas, trying to entice our CA corporations to move both their enteprise and tax paying employees to other states. It is already happening. This type of momentum is difficult to curtail once the snow-ball gets rolling.

Posted by Godless, a resident of Downtown
on Feb 18, 2013 at 6:05 am

The problem in Texas is that there is an excess of people who don't have critical thinking skills. And, the administration has a concerted effort to remove the teaching of critical thinking skills from schools. That's why there are so many mindless Texas zombies that follow the fundamentalist christian belief system. Those folks are too stupid to question fairy tales that are taught to them as fact.

As a businessman, I would never move my business to Texas for fear that I wouldn't be able to hire a workforce capable of getting the job done!

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