Watch: What Defiant Rick Perry Just Said About His Indictment Shows Why He’s Texas Tough


Rick Perry may no longer be the governor of Texas, but he’s still very much in the legal spotlight in the Lone Star State…and still moving ahead with plans for a possible 2016 presidential run.

That bright legal spotlight following Perry has to do with his felony indictment that a judge has once again refused to dismiss. That indictment, which Perry claims amounts to the “criminalization of politics,” was filed after the then-governor pulled state funding from a county district attorney after her refusal to leave office following a drunk-driving conviction.

In an appearance on “Hannity” Wednesday night, Perry told the Fox News host that he’s not worried about the indictment and wears it as a “badge of honor,” saying the Constitution will ultimately protect him.

You can see why Rick Perry said that — and what else the former governor told Sean Hannity about his legal troubles — by clicking on the video above.

h/t: Fox News

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Greece Undermines Europe On First Day Of New Leftist Government

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During the first few days of the new leftist government in Greece, Europe has been shown a frightening scenario. We are literally witnessing the end of the Eurozone as we know it before our eyes. It is unraveling quickly.

In just the span of forty-eight hours, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (pictured above) has stopped the privatization of Greek assets as required under the bailout, reinstated welfare provisions that were to be cut, and cozied up to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who would like nothing more than to split the European Union. Putin may very well get his wish. In short, we are seeing the dissolution of the Euro project and the possible destruction of the western alliance against Russia.

Putin has not just been attempting but has actually been interfering in western European politics and economic policy for months now. Tsipras actually met with Putin prior to the election. Greece has now called for the end of sanctions against Russia and will not, it seems, move to tighten sanctions against the Kremlin for its recent actions in East Ukraine.

The European leaders seem surprised; they are being played for the ineffective leaders that they are.

Now, Europe must make a decision.

Do they allow Greece, after being loaned hundreds of billions of dollars in a bailout, to just rip up those agreements and demand debt relief? Do they allow Greece to unilaterally end EU foreign policy? Do they allow Greece to appease Russia for short-term populist electoral gain?

Europe must show Tsipras that Greece is not too big to fail. The appeasement of this communist thug should not happen. Europe should swallow the red pill and allow Greece to go under and live with the consequences of their corruption and bad fiscal and economic decisions.

The other choice will cost them even more money. Because if Greece is allowed to do this, guess what? Spain and Italy will follow.

Europe and NATO will dissolve, which is exactly what Putin wants.

Then we, here in America, will be left to defend ourselves against a resurgent aggressive Russia, without allies in Europe.  And, with a weak, indecisive, corrupt, anti-American president.

Your children will live to regret that day.

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52 Years Ago Today, Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet Robert Frost Died

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Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

– Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken” (1951)

Robert Frost began publishing poems in his high school bulletin.

He graduated co-valedictorian with the woman he was to marry.

Farming in New Hampshire, Frost wrote poetry and taught at several schools.

After a brief time living in England, he taught at Amherst College, the University of Michigan, and Harvard.

Frost won four Pulitzer prizes.

The U.S. Senate honored him with a resolution, Eisenhower invited him to the White House, and he read a poem at Kennedy’s inauguration.

Frost was a consultant to the Library of Congress and received the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960.

In “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” Frost wrote,

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Frost died JANUARY 29, 1963.

In a 1956 interview on station WQED, Pittsburgh, Frost stated,

“Ultimately, this is what you go before God for:

“You’ve had bad luck and good luck and all you really want in the end is mercy.”

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WATCH: What This NBC News Reporter Just Called ‘Sniper’ Chris Kyle Shocked Even His Colleagues

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“American Sniper” and Chris Kyle continue to draw heavy fire from the leftist media.

People who love the movie as well as those who respect the warrior whose extraordinary service it depicts may find themselves applauding MSNBC show host Joe Scarborough for his reaction to what an NBC reporter said this morning about Chris Kyle, the late Navy SEAL at the center of the blockbuster film.

That reporter — NBC Foreign Correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin — was a guest on “Morning Joe” when he called Kyle a “racist” who went on “killing sprees.”

As writer Mark Finkelstein observes in a piece on Mohyeldin’s comments: “With opinions like that, you might imagine Mohyeldin to be some unhinged bloviator from the bowels of the anti-American far left.”

In fact, Ayman Mohyeldin is a long-time employee of NBC News, a foreign affairs correspondent who used to work for Al Jazeera and regularly reports for the peacock network on events in the Middle East.

When challenged by show host Joe Scarborough after calling Kyle’s military missions “killing sprees,” Mohyeldin was clearly taken aback, as you can see by clicking on the video above to watch the tense exchange.

Despite what people like this NBC News reporter may think and say, the movie-going public has spoken loud and clear. As The Washington Times points out, “American Sniper” is a huge hit.

“Despite taking heavy flak from some critics, led by left-wing director Michael Moore, the film earned a jaw-dropping $247 million in its first two weeks, exposing a chasm between the Hollywood and political elite and moviegoing public not seen since the release of “The Passion of the Christ” in 2004.”



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Kevin Costner Gives Michael Moore Valuable History Lesson On Snipers

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The backlash over leftist filmmaker Michael Moore’s Twitter post disparaging military snipers had yet to dissipate when he doubled down on the unpopular sentiment and posted additional criticism online this week. Celebrities, soldiers, and civilians alike weighed in on the story, many of whom lambasted Moore for his remarks in light of the new movie based on the life and exploits of deceased Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle.

During a recent appearance on Laura Ingraham’s radio program, actor Kevin Costner shared his thoughts, using history as a backdrop for disagreeing with Moore.

“I did take exception to what Michael Moore said,” he affirmed. “We practically invented the sniper in the Revolutionary War when we couldn’t take on, we couldn’t hold back the British. That was the formation if you look back, historically, about snipers.”

He went on to insist Moore’s characterization of snipers as “cowards” was unwarranted, adding the filmmaker “ought to be smart enough to take it back, brave enough to take it back.”

Costner acknowledged that Moore’s opinion was shaped by a family event, though that excuse does not justify such a blanket statement.

“When you’re the victim of something,” he continued, “you can have a perspective; but I think when you get that microphone and you’re a little glib and a little fast, you end up saying stuff like that.”

The actor, who stars in the new film Black or White, predicted Moore “would have trouble saying that to a room of men who went out as young guys and they’re assigned things because of a skill set and they go out and do it the best they can.”

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