The Higher Education Governor Rides Again...Somervell County Salon-Glen Rose, Rainbow, Nemo, Glass....Texas


The Higher Education Governor Rides Again...

4 May 2011 at 12:03:21 AM

Does Rick Perry have any brains under that dazzling head of hair?

by Peter Stern


How can so many Texans continue to be fooled by The Emperor’s New Clothes? Approximately 5 years ago, Texas Governor Rick Perry placed his 10-gallon Stetson on his famous head of hair, polished his snake skin cowboy boots and galloped around the state pushing for the deregulation of tuition at higher education institutions. Special interests and uninformed Texans gave Perry what he and his appointed UT Regents wanted, carte blanche on increasing tuition costs. Since the approval by voters, UT raised its tuition costs 5 times, making a higher education out of the financial reach of many Texas students. Other colleges and universities soon followed the trail of tears blazed by UT.

Suddenly, now Emperor Perry gives the Board of Regents “the word” that he wants to cut tuition to $10,000 for a Bachelor’s Degree. Is he doing so out of the kindness of his imaginary heart? No, my friends, he is not “simpatico” to the financial plight of college students and their parents. Perry is like a Wiley Coyote cartoon gone badly, running amok at the State Capitol continuing to make ridiculous and incomprehensible decisions and commands of his many appointed Lieutenants, who run to do his bidding. It is not the first time, and it won’t be the last.

Should we bow before Emperor Perry and marvel at The Emperor’s New Clothes? The naked truth about Perry is that he remains the state’s biggest con man, the flim-flam man who has manipulated Texans into believing he is working to make Texas a better community. Well, it’s lies, my friends, mostly lies.

Perry wanted the high tuition costs then so that he can play the hero now and cut the costs to ridiculous proportions; however, he knows the legislature will NOT permit this to occur because it is downright foolish. Just as you cannot cut taxes and increase expenditures, as Perry complains Obama is doing in Washington, you cannot cut tuition costs and provide a quality education. Perry is playing both ends with this ploy, but poorly if we really think about it.

Now Perry again dons his wide-brimmed Stetson, snake skin boots and rides around on his white horse lobbying this time to cut tuition dramatically, even idiotically.  When it is not accomplished he will be able to point out that he had wanted to cut the costs of tuition but the legislators would not do it. So then Perry becomes the martyr for college youth and their parents. He becomes The Higher Education Governor.

Fellow Texans, don’t be fooled again by The Emperor’s New Clothes. Don’t be fooled into thinking Perry wants what is best for the community. This is the man who promised that the Trans-Texas Corridor, a.k.a. extravagant toll roads throughout the state, is a dead issue, but then secretly pushes for bills that again open the Pandora’s Box of toll roads throughout Texas. Perry is a liar and Texans need to see it.

Beware, Texans. Perry is NOT the good man he pretends to be. In truth, as the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen may remind us, Governor Rick Perry actually is “An Enemy of the People.” His actions and inactions continue to hurt the state of Texas and its residents. Rick Perry is an accident waiting to happen and as the Captain of his damaged ship, he will go down with the vessel, but he will drown us all in the process..



     Views: 1356 
Latest Blog Post by pstern -Who funds ISIS?

 You! Leave a Comment! You Know you Want To!
You must be a registered member to comment on the blog.
Your first post is held pending approval to make sure you're not a spammer bot

 Not registered? Or you can login!

LOGON - Name:Password:

New poster comments are moderated, meaning they won't show up until approved... or not.  Be patient-we have lives outside this blog, so it might take awhile You want to be rude? totally stupid? inappropriate? Racist? Bigoted? Flame war baiter? Your post may be deleted. Spammers or people posting pretend interest comments but really wanting to hawk their latest book or sell stuff or govt propaganda flacks won't see their posts published. Comments do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of the site owner(salon).
If you have a problem with logging in or registering, please speak up right away. Love your comments. Oh, except spammers
More on commenting

Click Here for Main Page

Today Is  
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Latest Posts

Last Show Tonight on SLAPP Suits
salon 11/11/2019

Louis Vuitton Artistic Director Calls Trump a Total Joke (Keene, Texas)
salon 10/22/2019

Here's Creep Trump Giving the Finger to Female Astronauts
salon 10/22/2019

Impeaching Trump- Is it acceptable for a president to pressure a foreign.....
salon 10/22/2019

Why are Paul Manafort's defense attorneys helping Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman today?
salon 10/10/2019

Money Laundering 101- Trump seeks to get rid of regulations on offshore money
salon 10/10/2019

More Blog Headlines


salon > Quick update on this, via Pacer-Click on pic to see larger (Turk Case Update- Telephone Conference Hearing Set for March 8 2019 )

salon > Lance Been awhile. Send me an email at with the names of who you're talking about, above. Also, the newspaper editor is no longer local, ie officed here, but the paper is run.... (What Happened to Jerry Jacene? )

LanceHall > I'd love to see the Hotel Guest books and see if Jacene's name shows up long before he officially *found* the tracks.  I'd like to know if the Visitor's Bureau has emails wit.... (What Happened to Jerry Jacene? )

LanceHall > I see the land or that part of it is now in the hands of Glen Rose's own Corky Underwood. Is Jacene still involved?   I had already informed the Visitor Bureau manager (who's.... (What Happened to Jerry Jacene? )

Home | Blog Home | About | News | Piazza | Calendar | Audio/Video/Open Rec | Search
Write!  |profile | quotes |
top Daily | top Weekly |top Month | top Year | Top All! | archives | subscribe RSS