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Posted: 10/29/2004 3:35:09 AM EST
Gotta love this.



www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/2872056


Oct. 28, 2004, 11:12PM

Perry snubs United Nations Day
Associated Press

AUSTIN - Republican Gov. Rick Perry refused to honor United Nations Day, even as President Bush signed a U.N. proclamation, because doing so would be inconsistent with the governor's views, his spokeswoman said.

In his proclamation, Bush had urged governors to "honor the observance of United Nations Day," which was celebrated Sunday around the world to commemorate the date the organization was founded in 1945.

"It was a conscious decision to not issue the proclamation out of concern over the lack of support the U.N. has shown for United States efforts to bring freedom and democracy to the world," Perry spokeswoman Kathy Walt said.

The president of the Texas division of the United Nations Association called Perry's decision an embarrassment to the state and a slap at an organization that is focused on eliminating unequal treatment of women around the world, the Dallas Morning News reported Thursday.

"We're very disappointed and embarrassed that the governor would do something like this," said Beth Weems Pirtle. "Rick Perry is trying to make the United Nations a political football, and it's not a political football. It is a nonpartisan organization that helps people all over the world."

The Republican Party of Texas has long been hostile to the United Nations.

Pirtle said she believed the governor would sign the U.N. Day proclamation after she submitted it more than a month ago.

Walt said there was never any promise to issue the proclamation, though she acknowledged that Pirtle was given wrong information by the governor's office.
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Proud to be a Texan.

CMOS
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 3:46:23 AM EST
Nice state y'all got there.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 3:48:25 AM EST
DAMNED BETCHA![proud texan]
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 3:48:28 AM EST
W3rd. Maybe that's why I didn't hear anything about it??

F the UN!
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 3:49:41 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 4:06:45 AM EST

Originally Posted By arowneragain:
Nice state y'all got there.



Damned Straight!

And we wouldn't kiss arafishes ass either.

Fuck the UN.

TXL
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 4:09:32 AM EST
We should all be inspired by the action of the Texan Gubenor.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 4:10:07 AM EST
awesome
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 4:10:27 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2004 4:12:47 AM EST by pale_pony]
Have we got an email address to send our thanks to the governor of the Great State of Tejas?

Edited to add! Thanks Rick! Get US out of the UN and get the UN out of the US
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 4:14:43 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 4:31:17 AM EST
Who knew there was a "Texas division of the United Nations Association"???????? Whatever... Anyway, I LOVE my state! Texan for 40 of 40 years! I was sad to see Bush go to DC... but Perry's just raised my opinion of him!

Few years ago (maybe still) there were a handful of billboards on hwy's between Dallas and Houston that simply said "UN Troops now in Texas?" and listed a phone number. Never bothered to call... anybody remember those? Anybody ever call?
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 4:43:44 AM EST
For those in the state of Texas, here's a TOLL FREE number to thank the Governor Perry:

(800) 252-9600

CMOS
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 5:26:13 AM EST
Thanks have been sent.


Whoop!

Yes he is an Aggie.



96Ag
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 5:44:52 AM EST
About 20 years ago,there was a sign on old US 25 just south of Walton,Ky. it said "GET THE U.S. OUT OF THE U.N.! God Bless Texas and the Great State of Kentucky!
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 5:48:51 AM EST
I really need to move to TX
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 5:49:14 AM EST


Texas is l33t

Kali is th3 sux00r
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 5:50:41 AM EST
I LOVE UN DAY..


To celebrate we buy like 20 helmets... paint em blue and take em to the range...



Ahh the memories!
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 5:57:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By BayEagle:

Texas is l33t

Kali is th3 sux00r



Texas PWNz0rz j00!!
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 6:12:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By 2whiskeyP:
I really need to move to TX



Agreed.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 6:20:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:
And there are a bunch of people who think there is nothing special about Texas.



T for Texas, T for Tennessee!

Where is that line from?
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 6:29:26 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 6:41:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By CMOS:
The Republican Party of Texas has long been hostile to the United Nations.



And we have no plans to change.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 6:42:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By 2whiskeyP:
I really need to move to TX


And you're having difficulty putting that thought into action because why?
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 6:44:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By Bailey:

T for Texas, T for Tennessee!

Where is that line from?



Just be happy we throw you our hand-me-down football teams.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:01:34 AM EST
May I just say sirs, that your state FUCKING KICKS ASS!!!

Whereas my state is importing welfare cases because we just don't have enough
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:17:58 AM EST
I just called his office and thanked him, told him I was behind him 100%
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:31:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By arowneragain:
Nice state y'all got there.



+1

Texas, by all accounts, f*cking rules.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:37:14 AM EST
Great state... minus the fact that you can have an open container while driving, the massive population of illegal immigrants that are not investigated, a .1 BAC level
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:39:03 AM EST
no open containers in texas any longer-fyi
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:41:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By arowneragain:
Nice state y'all got there.



Texas should be its own country, guns for everyone

woo hoo
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:44:12 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:48:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2004 10:51:18 AM EST by glazer1972]
I have to say a big thumbs up for Gov. Perry on this one!

Gov. Perry UN
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 12:34:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By EternallyIndebted:
Great state... minus the fact that you can have an open container while driving



I don't see where this is a problem. As long as you're not drunk, how is drinking a beer in a car different than drinking a coke?
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 12:42:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By EternallyIndebted:
Great state... minus the fact that you can have an open container while driving, the massive population of illegal immigrants that are not investigated, a .1 BAC level



You might want to update a little bit of your info there Buddy

Rip
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 1:25:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:
And there are a bunch of people who think there is nothing special about Texas.



DF,
That's just because they don't live here and know it like we do.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 4:07:15 PM EST
Most likely, the entire "Texas division of the United Nations Association" is the president, Ms. Beth Weems Pirtle, and a couple of her friends.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 5:52:25 PM EST
Perry did us proud today. I was out of town on business all week and read about this up in Baltimore this morning, doubt that many could appreciate it up there.

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