*Listening to the Thrilling Adventure Hour for the first time*
"Heh. The Sparks Nevada theme tune is pretty catchy."
*Two episodes later*
"….FOR I’M SWORN BY THE BURRS OF MY ASTRO SPURS, TO RIGHT THE OUTLAW WRONGS ON MAAAARRSS!"
"My brother went to college in America, and it was very hard for my parents to send him there. My father worked two jobs. I’d always hear him talking to my mother about money troubles. So when I graduated from high school, I went straight to work, to help pay for my brother’s school. I never resented it, because I knew he was more intelligent than me, and he deserved it. But now he has a great job in Australia, and I wish that I’d gone to college. But you know what? That same brother married into a family with two sisters. He married the older sister. And at the wedding, I met the younger sister, we danced, and now we are married. Her name means ‘angel,’ and she is my angel. And I tell her every day that she’s better than being a millionaire. So my brother got his job. And I got my wife." (Dhana, Jordan)
A grand jury indicted Gov. Rick Perry on two counts Friday, accusing him of abusing his veto power by threatening to withhold funding from the Travis County’s public corruption unit if the district attorney did not resign following her drunken driving arrest.
The Travis County grand jury, led by special prosecutor Mike McCrum, indicted Perry on one count of abuse of official capacity, a first-degree felony, and coercion of a public servant, a third-degree felony.
The punishment range for the first count is 5 to 99 years in prison and on the second count, 2 to 10 years in prison, McCrum said.
"I’m ready to go forward," McCrum said. Asked about the effect on Perry carrying out his duties or eyeing higher office, McCrum said, "I took into account we’re talking about the governor of a state… When it gets down to it, the law is the law."
McCrum said he will meet with Perry’s lawyer and the judge to set up a time for Perry to come before a court to be arraigned and be given notice of the charges against him. The date has not been set.
Calls to Perry’s office and his lawyer were not immediately returned Friday evening.
Mary Anne Wiley, general counsel for the governor’s office, Gov. Rick Perry, issued a brief statement: “The veto in question was made in accordance with the veto authority afforded to every governor under the Texas Constitution. We will continue to aggressively defend the governor’s lawful and constitutional action, and believe we will ultimately prevail.”
Grand jurors for months have been looking into whether Perry violated the law last year when he said he’d kill funding for the Travis County district attorney’s public corruption division unless District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg resigned after a messy drunken-driving arrest.
Perry carried through on the veto threat when Lehmberg stayed on the job.
Austin watchdog group Texans for Public Justice filed a complaint with prosecutors last year over Perry’s threat. The group, which tracks money in politics, contended that with the threat, Perry violated laws against coercion of a public servant, abuse of official capacity, official oppression and, potentially, bribery.
Craig McDonald, director of Texans for Public Justice, said the legal system worked.
"The grand jury decided his bullying was actually lawbreaking, just as we thought it was," McDonald said. "These were exactly the acts we believed were illegal, so the grand jury believed our complaint had merit — and now the legal system can work. The governor will have to defend his actions in court."
the tables have turned
"what’s assassin’s creed about"
That’s it. Everyone go home.