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“Get a Rope” Quotes of the Week – February 20, 2021

“Texans would be without electricity for longer than three days to keep the federal government out of their business.”

Rick Perry, Texas Governor 2001-2015, on the Texas ice storm

Downtown Colorado City, Texas

“No one owes you or your family anything; nor is it the local governments responsibility to support you during trying times like this!  Sink or swim, it’s your choice! … Only the strong will survive and the week will perish.”

Tim Boyd, former Mayor of Colorado City, Texas, on the Texas ice storm

Boyd resigned his position shortly after he made this comment.

“Get a Rope”


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Finish that Spelling Test, or I’ll Shoot Your Ass!


“You should be able to carry your weapon anywhere in this state.”

– Texas Governor Rick Perry, speaking at a Northeast Tarrant County Tea Party meeting Monday night, the 17th, adding that even teachers and school administrators should be allowed to carry guns in schools, which drew loud applause from the crowd.  He made the comment in response to a question about the Connecticut school shootings.  To his credit, Perry urged all Texas school districts to review their emergency response plans and emphasized that lawmakers should “consider mental health issues” to make schools safer.

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Quote of the Day

“Medicaid is a failed program.  To expand this program is not unlike adding 1,000 people to the Titanic.”

– Texas Gov. Rick Perry, on why Texas won’t participate in portions of the Obama administration’s health reforms.

In a side note, Texas has the highest rate of uninsured children and senior citizens in the nation.

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