Perry Says He Doesn’t Believe In Global Warming

BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — Rick Perry says he does not believe in global warming. The newest Republican presidential candidate also says he would not have signed the debt-ceiling compromise brokered by Republicans and Democrats.

The Texas governor made the comments as he launched a two-day New Hampshire campaign tour. He was speaking at a packed breakfast event with business leaders Wednesday.

Perry said global warming is based on scientists manipulating data. He said he wouldn’t devote federal resources to battling the environmental concern.

The Republican also said the debt-ceiling compromise, which helped avoid a national default, sent the wrong message by spending money the nation doesn’t have.

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  • The Architect

    Nice to see this guy has a brain. How can you believe in something that doesn’t exist?

    • Jim

      “How can you believe in something that doesn’t exist?”

      Like praying to a space wizard for rain?

    • drts

      Doesn’t believe in science. Does believe in a god you can pray to for rain (unsuccessfully in his case). Yeah, about right for a GOP nominee. I’m waiting breathlessly for him to weigh in on how old the Universe is.

      • GlobalWarmingNuts


        Since when do the Global Warming freaks believe in Science?

        Any scientist who understands the scientific method will tell you that models, publications, theories, are not conclusive scientific facts.

        IT IS ALL THEORY….

        You idiots take a report, then report on it, then report on that report until the fact that the original theory was not a fact.

        Finally an official gets it right.

        • Botanist

          Pretty sure you meant to use (or should have used) the term hypothesis, not theory, in your animated comment.

          • Microbiologist


    • Tan pup

      Like GOD? Can’t see GOD . . . can’t prove GOD exists – same argument, don’t you think? If you base your belief in GOD by a book – Bible – written by mere mortal men, then how can you argue that Global warming does not exist – also based on a book written by mere mortal men with actual scientific proof. Global warming is a natural process of the earth. It’s that simple. This planet is always changing. I know it’s hard for you in the moment people, but it’s a fact. How else do you explain the melting of the glaciers? That’s OK – for you simpletons who think science isn’t real – I’m sure you base that belief on information you saw on your Fox web-site running wirelessly over band widths you can’t see.

      • markH

        It’s the exact same argument, the only difference is that the “God” hypothesis was drilled into him from an early age and it provides comfort and hope to him. Also, people should realize that there is great evidence is support of the fact that our global climate is warming-whether or not man is the cause of this trend is questionable, but the planet is in fact warming. Those who deny this fact are in the same camp as those who claim they can speak to unseen entities, yet cannot prove the veracity of their claims. Peace.

        • JMJ

          Yeah the earth was really warm this past winter.

          • Real Talk

            Quiet down JMJ…you are the same moron that doesnt believe in evolution because monkeys still exist today. The fact you base your opinions on fairy tales and nonsense should not stop you from making idiotic statements.

        • meow

          markH is one of the most intelligent and logical person on these comment boards.

          MarkH, I’ve been following your comments on WCCO here and I have to that I hope you are in government making a difference. We need clear-headed and logical folks like you who think for themselves. I GREATLY ADMIRE YOU SIR

          • meow

            Sorry for my grammer, multi-tasking and banging out comments at hyper speed

      • meow

        @Tan pup … FULLY AGREED.

        Anything that doesn’t fit the model of his outdated Christian Bible isn’t real to him. Why? Because you have to be DELUSIONAL to believe everything in the Bible. So here we have the DELUSIONAL megalomaniacs of the world trying to jockey for power positions to force their DELUSIONS onto everyone. I’ll stick with Obama. He might not be able to fix Bush’s problems in the last few years but he is the sane candidate who isn’t forcing other to believe in illusions of the one religion. I’d love to see a Hindu or Buddhist try and force their beliefs onto the Christians… lets see what happens.

      • Gulp

        its a little early to be hitting the bottle isn’t it tan pup?

      • drts

        You’re wasting your time. These are the people that see the Virgin Mary appear in a grilled cheese sandwich.

        • Botanist

          Even worse than the fools who see the virgin mary appear in their grilled cheese sandwich are the fools who give a rat’s monkey’s patoot about someone seeing the virgin mary in a grilled cheese sandwich.

          Recently I heard a story of a woman who saw the word “god” in her varicose veins. I saw the picture. They looked like a squiggly written “goo” more than “god.”

          • Botanist is just another freeloader.

            Botanist, get a job and get off the food stamps and subsidized housing.

            • Botanist

              If I do, where will you move to, and how will you eat?

              See you at home, sweetie.

        • st paul

          love this post.

      • Doug T

        At least the believers in God admit its based on faith ….the Global Warming Hysterics act like they know Truth…….There is no Truth in science – just the need for more experiments and an attempt to get closer to the most likely.

        And even if global warming is occurring – we (science) really still do not know/understand why – and this is the reason to send ourselves back into the stone age?

    • meow

      It’s rather hilarious, coming from Perry… someone who’s state is having a severe drought.

    • Hugh G Rection

      LOL he does not believe in global warming but he believes in an invisible man that lives in the sky. What is wrong with people?

    • Perry needs a brain

      This guy is an idiot. I guess you can’t run on a GOP ticket unless you denounce global warming. I will always remember the words of Paul Douglas, meteorologist, who at one time didn’;t believe global warming existed until he looked at the science data on global warming and concluded that global is a threat to civilization.

      • Doug T

        Well if a great scientest like Paul Douglas says its true it must be!

        Regardless – what does it mean? What might the total effect of it be? Do we know it would be bad?

        Nope – the science is not there yet – heck Paul can not accurately tell me what the weather will be tomorrow – never mind what might happen 25 – 30 years from now….

        But us silly mid-westerners – with our Sky God and Thunder Sticks! What do we know…..

  • Jonah

    not a good picture to post, way to make him look like a Nazi.
    Please change the picture.

    • Rick

      Its a great picture, this is how a common sense person has to look when talking to you idiots….

      You just don’t get it….

      • Jim

        I can’t wait for four more years of George Bush. It worked out so well last time.

        • DownWithTheMessiah

          Nice try Jim.

          Obamy supporters like you will pull out the old McCain – Obama signs, cross off *McCain* and put in Perry hoping that will save your messiah from defeat.

          Won’t work this time.

          Barry Obama will lose… But he will lose because everyone knows how incompetent he is, not for any other reason.

          • Jim

            Ha ha. I didn’t vote for Obama the first time and it’s highly unlikely I will next time either. But one thing I can say for absolute certainty is that I won’t be voting for George Bush’s rain-praying, ignorant lieutenant governor.

            • Ted

              I pretty sure he will be devastated by this news Jim

              • Jim

                He doesn’t need me when he’s got the George Bush Fan Club in his pocket. There must be hundreds of people in the country who can’t wait for four more years of Bush. Literally…hundreds.

                • Ted

                  I bet the additional 5%+ of unemployed would agree with you that life was much better pre-0bummer

                • Jim

                  Ted, when George Bush took office in 2001 unemployment was at 4.2%. When he left office in January 2008 in was 7.3%, a 3.1% increase. As of July 2011 it was 9.1%, a 1.8% increase from when Obama took office. (Where do you come up with 5%?) I’m sure the unemployed are clamoring for more of the Bush policies that drove this economy into the toilet.

                  I don’t support Obama, but Perry is not the answer.


                • meow

                  Jim, you rock. I predict a landslide win from Obama with little effort to campaign. The GOP party is doing a great job at looking like total fools.

                • Shattered Image

                  I’ve never in my life made more money than during the last 2 years. Heck, I made 50k more last year than I ever have in any other year I’ve worked.

            • Doug T

              The Bushes do not get along with the Perrys – there is some bad blood there

              And there is a lot of difference between the two – and actually looking back – Bush was not so bad – compared to the current not ready for prime time player

        • frank

          I am voting for the white guy!

          • v

            Absentee vote, I’m sure. There’s a Klan rally that night, hillbilly.
            You may have a quandary, however. There’s also a monster truck show in Blaine. Choices, choices.

            • meow

              @v … ROFL … you make my day. The Nazi convention is also taking place, right? I mean lets not forget the Nazis. They’re people too!

              • Doug T

                Nazis were progressives….not conservatives….(unless you take Stalin’s word for it..)

                This is the true history of Progressives. We know the logical outcome of their policies…

    • Ole

      I think it’s a very accurate picture of Bush, I mean Perry.

  • Chuck

    I did not like the deal to raise the debt either, because we did not use the type of balanced approach that was needed. We need to raise revenue as well as cut. Remember, the raise of the debt ceiling was about money already spent. We do need to pay that!! Best way is cut future spending and raise revenue. I bet that is not why he would vote against it.

  • just sayin

    I’m on the fence between Romney and him…

    Global warming is a theory.

    • Mark

      Yes, just as gravity is a theory. Learn what language means. A theory is a tested explanation of how a physical system behaves. Tested and supported by the test results, IE reality and peer reviewed. Supported by numerous studies, tests and data. Now maybe the explanations aren’t all 100%, but the mountain of raw data should at least be enough to convince everyone the Earth is getting warmer, even if you don’t want to buy the reasoning.

      • Algore's big brother

        I have it all figured out and can 100% predict that we will gradually get cooler over the next couple of months and then enter a freeze cycle until late March of 2012.

        Then we will experience gradual warming coming to a peak around July, then we will get cooler again and in the midst of that “cooling period” 0bama will loose his job and we will enter a recovery.

        • Mark

          Very cute, but the fact remains we are hitting historic highs as a global average indicating actual long term warming of the earth. The causes can easily be seen to be manifold, but the effect is real. Burn more fuel, use more energy, make more heat. More carbon dust and more pavement mean surfaces better equipped to absorb energy. More CO2 and Methane (the real climate big boy) in the atmosphere mean more greenhouse effect. All these things contribute, as does solar output and cooling from volcanic particulates, sulfur dioxide and water vapor.

          Bottom line is though, getting warmer, will have consequences. We need a plan, even if it is just to do nothing but keep cleaning up the messes nature makes for us. Ignoring the issue altogether is ludicrous.

          • HereComesTheSun

            An in the 70-80’s we has historic lows, indicating a new ice age.

            Queue the wooly mamath’s.

            Now it got warmer, wow, after a cool period it got warmer. And, just a question, by how much has it gotten warmer?

          • Dave

            Fail. Temps are rising in some places, but not all, its just earths friggin cycle. There are glaciers that are growing you know. Hell, I was just out in the Montana last week and IN the mountains and there is way more snow up in the mountains than usual and the lows at night are lower than usual.

            The people that tell you global warming is real are the same people trying to continue to get grant money to study the religion of Al Gore. If they came out and said, yeah, Al Gore really is a moron there is no such global warming, they would be out of grant money and out of jobs. Then when you ask them why we are getting colder temps and more snow, they’ll tell you that is global warming too. Go figure.

            • Mark

              The bulk of glaciers are not growing, the vast majority are rapidly depleting. Even if this is all part of a natural cycle, we should prepare for the consequences. Improved housing design, sustainable energy and better disaster management are things we need to be working on. Our civilization is in an incredibly precarious position and incapable of dealing with many of the challenges the futures is likely to bring, whether by natural force or by man made causes.

              Global average temperature is rising, so too is local instability of weather. Some places get hotter, some get colder, some wetter, some drier, but overall the big blue ball is holding in more heat. A warming globe is causing wider and more extreme variations in weather and seasonal changes.

              If you think ignoring it will make it go away… We have to either work to stop it, or work to adapt to it or some combination thereof.

              • :)

                Yeah, lets not ignore it, lets keep making more Prius’s while Al Gore flies around in his private jet preaching his psychoblabber to a bunch of moronic liberal college brats.

        • Shattered Image


      • waste

        Gravity is a theory Mark,

        Yet Galaxies defy this theory…. do you know why? Scientist do not.

        • Real Talk

          Ummm….what theory do galaxies defy? The theory of gravity? Nice try goober. LOLOLOL Next time stick to something you actually know about.

          • waste

            uhhgg… I hate explaining things to know it alls. Go read about it.

            Without dark matter, which is also a theory and has never been directky detected, scientists cannot explain why the orbital speed of most stars in the galaxy does not depend strongly on its distance from the center.

            More than likely galaxies are obeying some law, but to assume today’s scientists are all knowing is far from the truth.

            • Botanist

              To add to that, the real creators of all life in the universe are Nebulae, ie the Pillars of Creation.

      • just sayin

        Argue all you want.

        It’s hypothetical.

        Technically, we are still in the considered, “Ice age”.

      • Doug T

        .”Supported by numerous studies, tests and data”

        Bad data does not prove anything. replicated studies with similar outcomes only suggests the need for more experiments.

        There is no pure science anymore – its all about getting the money…..and power

    • Eskimo Pie

      global warming is real
      i live in Antarctica and its 70 degrees

  • dan

    Thank God we have a Republican that is not buying into the junk science Al Gore and his buddies have been shoving down our throats. McCain and Pawlenty were both advocates of Global Warming and it needs to come to an end in the Republican Party. Thank You Mr Perry!

    • Shattered Image

      Advocates of Global Warming?

      Are you sure that’s what you intended to say?

  • Deep Thinker

    Well there you have it, if Rick Perry says global warming doesn’t exist, it really doesn’t exist.

    • read a little

      Judging by how stupid of a comment this is, it is likely a fact that this is coming from a democrat.

      And like most democrats, they just don’t read.

      The first line of the article : “Rick Perry says he does not believe in global warming.”

      Therefore, proving my point about how stupid you are, he didn’t say it doesn’t exist. He doesn’t believe in it.

      • Jim

        “read a little,” you’ve written the dumbest post of the day and it’s barely noon. Congrats!

        • read a little

          Jim, you must live a lonely life.
          Must suck.

          Probably a reason why you live in North Minneapolis…

          • Jim

            Huh? Are you trying to offend me with lame and inaccurate personal insults? LOL. Grow up.

    • Hugh G Rection

      Now if Chuck Norris says it you can bet it’s true.

  • IWonderIF

    What I find funny is that people think every thing that happens in the world has some sort of political agenda. The problem with global warming is that SCIENTIST called it just that with out taking the idiot factor into consideration. Then a politician tried to bring the subject to light and that was the end of it. Global warming = democrat.. “Those damn libs with their science and their math and hubba bubba education.. .. All we need is a gun and a bible and we are good to go… ” And we wonder why we are in so much trouble……

    • Tan pup

      What is really funny is the belief that only republicans own guns. . .

      • Mark

        Not only republicans own them, but only they believe they actually solve larger social issues or offer effective protection of ones property. A gun is a mediocre last line of defense with many risks unless you live alone in the middle of nowhere, better to address the issues causing crime and prevent crime than to rely on a firearm. That’s one gun owning liberals opinion anyway.

        • Shattered Image

          I’m not a republican, but if anybody comes onto my property with the intent of harming me or my family, or enters my home uninvited with those same intentions, I will fire enough rounds into them that they’ll fall over dead from lead poisoning before they even hit the ground.

          Accosting me in my castle is the REAL risk…

          • Mark

            And I’m sure you have the senses of a cat, sleep with one eye open, can identify a person in milliseconds in the dark, and can fire with laser precision despite having only just been roused from sleep. I’m sure your bullets are all precisely loaded to ensure they cannot penetrate your walls and cause unintended harm. Personally, I accept I’m human and that drawing a gun is a last line of defense and one that I could pay dearly for using. Feel free to spout all the nonsensical rhetoric you wish, but the reality is that a gun, while a right, is a huge responsibility and one most people would rather not have to rely on in any regular capacity. I fully respect the use of guns for self defense and private conceal and carry is a good idea, but that doesn’t mean I want to have to draw any time soon.

            • done reloading

              Keep off my lawn

            • Shattered Image

              I’m not the guy who walks around his house strapped playing FBI guy, but I am prepared. I hope I never have to unload any of my firearms into an intruder in my home.

              No I don’t have the sense of a cat, and I don’t sleep with one eye open either. I can, however, identify an intruder by silhoutte in the dark without a problem. I know who is and isn’t supposed to be in my home after I lock it up and head to the master bedroom.

              I don’t rely on my firearms to stop would-be burglars or home-invaders from committing their crimes. I have locks, dogs, security lights and other measures of passive and active security in place.

              But I will back those measures with my Glock, my pistol grip 12 guage, my Benelli, my hunting knife, a baseball bat, or my bare hands if I have to.

              It isn’t bravado. It’s the price I’m charging for attempting a felony against me, and I plan on collecting if they plan on attempting.

              • Mark

                I had a friend who woke up to his own rifle pointed at his head in the middle of the night. The guy told him, “If this is loaded, you’re dead” and proceeded to pull the trigger. Luckily it wasn’t for defense and was just left out from hunting. He was robbed and they made off with a bunch of stuff. Dog didn’t bark, didn’t notice any lights from his bedroom. A gun is a gamble, a gamble that you will be faster, better and smarter than a criminal that probably took the time to notice your security equipment. You start asleep, they start awake.

                • Shattered Image

                  My two dogs sleep in my bed with me. They have been known to jump off the bed in a frenzy of barking from someone opening the front door which is the exact furthest part of the house AWAY from the master bedroom.

                  I don’t know if I believe your story. “If this is loaded, you’re dead” is like a movie line, and is not something I would ever anticipate a burglar using as a catchy one-liner, sorry. No offense intended.

                  I’m the world’s lightest sleeper, and don’t feel the need to go into further detail about why, but suffice it to say that nobody is sneaking up on me while I’m sleeping. A mouse pees on a cotton ball 3 rooms away, and I’m up and fully loaded.

        • Bill

          You address your “issues” I will just reload

    • Doug T

      There is no politics in science? Did you read the emails that they sent back and forth – of course its about politics and money – that’s how they get grants. Play the hype and get more money…..

  • jan

    He says there is no global warming so, according to him, there is no global warming. I am so relieved, the evidence for global warming is overwhelming but now because he says global warming does not exist, we can just forget about it. Wheew!!! Maybe he can create jobs too. He can just declare: “let there be jobs: and there will be jobs.

    • read a little

      Again, the study has concluded, two democrats that don’t read.

      Man I am tired of being right.

      • Jim

        What are you trying to say? That Perry is not saying that global warming doesn’t exist, only that he does not believe that global warming exists? LOL. What are you trying to say? Did I enter the Twilight Zone?

        • read a little

          There is a difference between someone saying There is no global warming, and someone being quoted as to not believing. You know? Do you get it? Do you understand young grasshopper? If there was factual evidence, then one would believe.

          Like saying, God does not exist, would be based on fact if proven.
          Rather choosing to NOT believe, means you just don’t agree that something is there until proven so.

          Think man. I know it might be hard, but I believe you have some potential.

          • Jim

            Your post makes no sense whatsoever. None.

            “There is a difference between someone saying There is no global warming, and someone being quoted as to not believing. You know? Do you get it?”

            No, I don’t get it. Because it’s gibberish. Stop embarrassing yourself.

            • read a little

              Dude, just go live in your dump in north minneapolis. It will be ok. You’re probably in your 60’s and don’t have much time anyway. It’s alright.

              I could try to explain it to you again, but those fried cells in your head just lack the ability to follow…

        • Microbiologist

          @ Jim- Right? What is “read a little’s” point? I can’t seem to figure it out, but he/she sure seems pretty self-congratulatory with their dis. Must make sense in their world. How one can just “not believe” in something, but believe it does exist is moronic.

          • another moron

            Its when someone quotes that one says “there is NO”, without factual evidence, therefore not having a reason to believe.

    • Ima Lady

      Welcome to Walmart!

  • sally

    It must have really hurt your little brain to come up with all those words of wisdom. Silly liberals.

    • Tan pup

      Doesn’t hurt at all, you should try it. From your comment, you could use some more practice. My bet is you don’t know the actual definition of Liberal, but I’m sure you can type pretty fast to find out.

      • sherman

        If ignorance is bliss, you must be one happy liberal!!

        • Real Talk

          When are people going to wake up and realize it isnt Reb vs Dem……its intellegent vs unintellegent across all isles and partisian politics. Sherman….you obivoulsy fall into the later category….nice comment goober!!!

  • Me

    Has Perry looked out the window in TX recently? There is a drought of epic magnitude hitting his state right now. But I guess he’ll continue to pray it away. And the debt ceiling? This guy had a D in the principles of economics at Texas A & M.

    • Shattered Image

      “Has Perry looked out the window in TX recently? There is a drought of epic magnitude hitting his state right now.”

      So what? There were no droughts before humans’ greenhouse gas destruction of the ozone layer happened? Droughts are attributable to global warming now too?

      You sir, are a fool.

      • Jim

        Scientists believe in global warming, rain-dancing religious whackos like Rick Perry do not. Hmm, who to believe, who to believe…

        • just sayin

          Actually, there are quite a number of scientists that don’t believe in it.
          There are quite a number of meteorologists that don’t as well.

          • Jim

            Oh, you’re right. Let me amend my statement for accuracy:

            MOST scientists believe in global warming, and MOST rain-dancing religious whackos like Rick Perry do not. Hmm, who to believe, who to believe…

            • what a fool

              There’s gold in the pot at the end of the rainbow Jim. You and your partner should go find it.

      • Me

        Towns are out of water. One is resorting to urine. The economic and environmental damage from it will last for years. Droughts before? Sure but man is exacerbating what should be just a naturally occurring event.

        And I am not a sir so probably not the fool in this discussion.

        • Shattered Image

          That’s fine, but a drought is NOT an indication of a change in the temperature of the Earth’s crust.

          Also, having a moniker of “Me” is very ambiguous, so calling me a fool on an assumption that you were a blowhard man isn’t very accurate, or a reasonably presumptious thought, ma’am.

          • Kelsey's Grammar

            Um, that’s why with an online moniker like “me” you don’t reference gender. And me is correct about the Texas drought.

  • scott

    The more he talks, the more he puts himself in a hole bigger then the one in the ozone. If he’s not pandering, then he’ll be no better the the rest of the GOP crowd.

  • BV

    Dear Perry there also is no god so there!

    • BV fail

      oh you got him good there

  • I'm Just Sayin'

    it is awfully arrogant to think that we as a people can change the temperature of a planet that has been fluctuating for hundred of thousands of years. can we influence it yes, but to think that we can control the temperature of the planet is arrogant at best. For those of you that strongly support global warming, please explain to me why those scientists that disagreed have been banned from speaking out and even shunned by other scientists? Why have names been added ot the studies of scientists that did not participate in the study and why were names removed when the scientist protested the conclusions? Is the earth warming recently, yes. Is many solely to blame, no.

    • funny

      My favorite is climate change believers blaming the cows from their gas…. so funny!

  • of course it's not man made

    I don’t get it, Global Warming and man made climate change were debunked how many times now? This should be a non-issue and doesn’t warrant any further discussion. If there is some measurable climate change, blaming man at this point to extract dollars and lower our standard of living just adds fuel to the fire.

    • concerto

      Who “debunked” this? One study does not debunk mountains of evidence. Look at the raw data. Our average temperatures have gone up. Now whether it is completely manmade could be debatable but the globe is warming up based on unbiased scientific data. There will be changes to the climate. We are seeing it here in Minnesota. Our winter was unusual and the heat and humidity this summer was unusual.

      • Shattered Image

        The winter was unusual and the summer was unusual? And it’s because of global warming?

        You are a completely uninformed fool.

        Water in the Pacific Ocean stacking on itself has caused weather patterns. It’s been referred to as El Nino.

        You are clueless as they come.

        • wally

          Right on the money!!!

        • Ever notice?

          Is it just me or does the sun seem to be setting earlier and earlier?

          Weird, must be globull warming somehow

          • Jim

            Where did you guys get your climatology degrees? I appreciate expert analysis like this. Tell me more.

            • Ever notice?

              It even seem like lately it stays darker later in the morning

              Weird, right?

              Algore is totally on to something – better send him $$

              • Jim

                This is the kind of keen scientific thinking I read the comments section for.

                I’m no fan of Al Gore, but I do appreciate his amazing ability to get under the skin of so many Cons. He’s living in your head, rent free. LOL.

        • sally

          Good comment. Right on the money.

  • Ina

    Everyone knows that algore invented global warming. Just like he invented the internet.

    • Dave

      And don’t forget ManBearPig

  • Tom L

    despite evidence to the contrary about global warming……….

    I dont believe rick perry exist…..

    Obama didnt want to sign the debt-ceiling compromise either but had he not, the US would be chaos financially because the GOP’ers cant figure out a budget everyone can work with.

    Ya, I want them back in office…….not so much.

    Republicans are reeeally hurtin’ for intelligent candidates obviously.

    • Botanist

      I’m not sure what you were intending to put forth with your first 4 sentences, but I completely agree with the 5th.

    • meow

      Tom, correct and Agreed. I can’t understand why the GOP simply cannot offer up someone of an intelligence base beyond thumping their Bible? The Republican party has become the laughing stock of America with a very low level of integrity.

      Do Republican Atheists exist? Why does the GOP have to find these religious wackos to prop up and spew their ignorance? It baffles me.

      • Roar

        It separates us from people like you meow so baffle away and take your Big-eared Marxist failure as a leader with you

        • Shattered Image


          When all else fails, think of a schoolyard insult to toss out, eh, Roar?


          Sooooo typical… It’s like you saw the mold and jumped in and it was a perfect fit. Too funny.

          • Roar

            There were no insults intended, unless one is sensitive of larger ears – then I’m sorry you were offended

            • Shattered Image

              You are a liar, and a bad one. Your whole comment was insult-laced. Also, I’m not the least bit offended by a toolbox like you. That would be like taking to heart a “you’re a poopy head” insult from a 4 year old… See how that works?

              “It separates us from people like you meow”

              “so baffle away”

              “take your Big-eared…”

              “Marxist failure as a leader”

              Ahh yes. All very complimentary statements, meant to bolster the recipient’s esteem.

              Ya bad liar.

              • Roar

                You are way too sensitive (oh my, hope that doesn’t offend)

                commenter wants to show how much better it is than the rest of us so how can pointing out what separates us be an insult.

                commenter said it was baffled, not me I just encouraged it to continue

                He does have rather large ears, I admit that may be a little touchy

                “Marxist” is just a political description which fits

                “failure as a leader” well that just speaks for its self

                • Shattered Image

                  I’m not sensitive at all. I’m just smarter than you and I know that words have meaning. You happened to string together a bunch of words that, collectively, created insults. You denying it does not make it not so.

                  Commenter has proven previously alleged betterness than you. Carry on.

        • meow

          Roar … OK, I will. But seriously, it does baffle me why there are no truly intelligent, well thought out GOP candidates that have a proven record of accomplishments. You’d think there would be moderates who wouldn’t separate themselves from the Black, Gay, Asian, Hispanic, Scientists, Logical-Thinking-Atheists… the list goes on.

          I’m not affected by insults off a comment board btw. I’m more interested in logical debate and discussion. I laugh at insults. Bring it on. Do your worst. They are only words on a web site.

  • llp

    Don’t any of you realize we are just a cancer on the face of the earth? And this guy is from the state where they drag people behind pickup trucks. How American.

    • Reality sucks

      And Texas has it’s own independent grid. They could care less. Texas really is it’s own country, in more ways than one.

      • Reality sucks

        sorry ’bout the “it’s”–spell checkers.

    • I'm Just Sayin'

      B.S. nmore lies from somone trying to discredit someone else. If anyone was dragged behind a truck in a red state, it would be all over this web site. How many years ago did this happen? I am not sure what is worse, the treatment of an individual many years ago being dragged behind a pickup truck or your ignorant statement trying to tie individual acts performed by idiots completely unrelated and most likely hundreds of miles away from this person with absolutely no connection to this person.

  • Reality sucks

    Doesn’t matter if it’s real or not real. Not enough evidence to prove either way. What I do know is that if it is real, China’s not playin’ so there’s no relief and won’t matter anyway. And the other thing I do know is that there is an entire empire built upon it. Clean energy, “goin’ green”, recycling, MPG, electric cars, hybrids… a whole bunch of money riding on this lie/truth. And that’s all that seems to matter in the end. Isn’t it?

  • v

    He sounds like a smoker who doesn’t believe cigarettes cause lung cancer.
    Even more…. he talks to the sky and eats wafers handed out to him by a man in a silly robe who preaches tales about talking bushes and a sea that parted for a guy with a long beard. Woah.

  • v

    I love all these righties. Never let the facts get in the way of your comfort zone.
    Always taking the path of least resistance.
    If it takes effort and intelligence… squash it! Give me my gun and my pick-em-up and let’s go shoot up some critters…. YEEEEEEEEEEE HAWWWWWWW!

  • waste

    Wow, it is nice to see that WCCO reporters once again wrote a quality story about a republican.


    You are all commenting on the comments of a writer, not on Perry’s actual statements.


    • Perry Wary

      Did you even look to see who the author is? It’s the AP, not WCCO. Do you really think a local CBS station is going to send a reporter to cover one of a number of GOP candidates, one that isn’t from MN?

      • waste

        But it is on this site. Soooooo, someone who manages this site felt that this lack wristed story was worth something. And that person, or group, is in the profession.

        Sooooo, if they post it here, they own it.

    • v

      … and yet here you are!

      • x

        …and so are you,

        And you have posted a lot of comments about story without any substance…

    • Tom L

      ummmm….CNN, MSNBC, WSJ, etc etc…they’re all reporting this…and he was quoted.

      yes, we’re all dupes and youre the smart one here, Bachman Jr.

      them republicans….funny people!

  • dumlibs

    Democrats believe anything you tell them.
    I do it to a friend of mine all the time.

    Make something crazy up and they’ll believe ya.

    • v

      ah… you mean like Saddam was in on 9/11. Weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Iraqis will welcome us as “liberators’. Are those the kinds of things you’re speaking of?

      Did you wish Elvis a happy birthday yesterday?

      Frickin’ tea-baggers.

      • Jim

        “Mission Accomplished”

      • dumlibs

        They believed there was WMD….
        A key CIA informant in Iraq admitted that he lied about his allegations, then watched in shock as it was used to justify the war.


        Rather be educated than stupid like you lib.

        • Jim

          So they listened to one guy who said there were WMDs in Iraq, and didn’t bother to find out if it was true, and then spent billions of dollars and wasted thousands of American lives to figure out it was a lie. This is the Republican way? This is the party we’re supposed to bring back into power?

          Rather be stupid than gullible AND stupid like you, con.

        • Tom L

          No, youre not educated…

          you must have missed the “60 Minutes” episode several months back when they had this CIA “informant” on. He wanted Saddam out of power. He knew what was up.

          Yeah, he was shocked his lies worked so well….that was about it.

          You serve your republican party affiliation well.

          • educated

            Just as you prove the lack of education in democrats…

            It’s you’re, not your. Moron.

            Why don’t you ask some people who actually served in the military during that time about it. Maybe it will enlighten you a bit.

            • Tom L

              YOU’RE a complete idiot…re-read the post Homer and then correct yourself but before you do, take a spelling class.

              And ask the people who served during that time about WHAT? If they were lied to or not. Think we both know the answer to that one, genius. WHY YES…WE WERE!

              Next time put your hockey helmet back on before you decide to post again please, for eveyone’s sake.

    • dumserves

      the prisons full of far right conservs who believe a gun and their way is the way. ;-)
      they grabbing their ankles waaaaay to often they say … a form of repentence to the hood I guess.

  • leroy

    CBSM Journalists suck…

    Put a little more thought into your articles, maybe even a fact or two.

  • Aaron

    This coming from the guy who championed Al Gores Presidential campaign when he was running as a Global Warming advocate?!?! Anyone who believes a word this guy says is as ignorant as those who voted for “Change” when they elected B.O….and yes just like those who don’t use deodorant, B.O. STINKS!

    • z

      Al Gore invented B.O.

      True story. He discovered it while inventing the internet.

  • Mike A

    When will people get it through their heads that raising the debt ceiling was to pay for debt that was already owed by the US and had already been authorized by Congress, not for future debt. For as long as it takes them to actually pass a budget, they should be working on one for FY ’12 now, maybe they can get it passed before FY ’13 is due.

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