Texas Govenor Perry tosses away an Apple iPhone at Motorola Moto X facility

Texas Govenor Perry tosses away an Apple iPhone at Motorola Moto X facility
The decision by Google's wholly owned Motorola subsidiary to open a new plant in Texas has been a boon to the area. 2000 new jobs in the Fort Worth area were created and these are jobs in the high tech industry. During a recent tour of the plant,  Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside explained why his company isn't upset about paying more for labor. Woodside believes that the productivity of the plant can be improved, which will save money as will changes to the design of the phone. And Motorola is lucky that the factory is in the middle of a shipping hub which allows the company to offer quick turnaround times on new orders.

The most dramatic part of the tour involved the CEO of...Texas. Governor Rick Perry was on hand, along with Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, for a tour of the facility. Perry did something that will endear him to legions of Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry owners. After being told by Woodside that he was getting a Motorola Moto X phone of his own, the Governor tossed his iPhone onto the floor. Perry might not get the Apple vote for the next election, but if the area near the plant has an economic reversal, he will win the hearts of many more voters in the region.

source:   Engadget

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1. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Heh. Can I vote for him as the Governor of Washington state? We always get crap politicians...

5. bigstrudel

Posts: 605; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Yeah because his presidential run was so impressive. The dude is an imbecile.

12. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

Not to be confused with an iMbecile - he gets my vote in 2016 (if Hillary doesn't run). Finally people are wising up to Apple.

20. Dr.Tom

Posts: 47; Member since: May 11, 2013

Hope Hillary does run cause I think she is smarter than Bill and would make a great President. Not to mention she has been in the real power circles for more than 12 years, now. As for poor Gov. Perry, he was truly embarrassed in the Primary, and he reminded me of a male version of the Imbecile from Alaska, you know, I dont even want say her name! I hope she will just fade into the past. She is soo Dumb it hurts when I laugh. She adds new meaning to the term IMBECILE. Trust me, as a physician, I know.

43. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

And, not only can she see Russia from her back yard but, she has an iPhone too. Can you say iMaverick??

47. glentomas123

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE! You mean that dim light of a Secretary of State? Good lord! You probably think Biden and Pelosi are bright as well. Lol! Libs sure are nutty.

54. wrm2013

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

You hope Hilary runs....... I guess because Obama has done such a great job you wish he could run for a third term as well. You Obama sheep are scary ignorant as to what he actually does as compared to what he says. He hates what america is and stands for, it's well documented. He also has never had a job in his life. He's a complete failure.

56. ahhxd717

Posts: 332; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

You're the only person who sounds "scary ignorant". Just repeating political slander and BS. Never had a job?? Wasn't he a senator? I guess I can understand not liking him, but you just sound extreme.

61. willard12 unregistered

"He never had a job," other than lawyer at Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland in Chicago and Law Professor at University of Chicago. So, what do you do? Other than listening to other people report so you can decide. "He hates America." You do realize this article is about a man who called for his state to secede from the US, right.

62. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Hey, you need to be kinder to imbeciles. Somebody has to be the imbecile; be thankful it wasn't you but instead it was someone who could see Russia from her backyard.

72. miket247

Posts: 81; Member since: Apr 16, 2013

Good One! Russia from her backyard....Thats funny! They should make another movie about all the Dumb things she has said......or Who's Nailin' Pailin 2! But Tammy Faye did her Best....period!

70. johnbftl

Posts: 283; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

If you're really a physician I'm pretty sure that last thing you would want is Hillary in office. She would make an absolute horrible president. She couldn't even hold down Secretary of State. Being in power circles means nothing. She has no concept of how to conduct foreign policy. Aside from that, as a “physician" one would think you'd be mighty pissed about all that money you've been losing with that whole Affordable Healthcare Act. Every actual physician I know is losing money like there's a hole in their pocket. Physician's Assistants are making about the same as M.D.s and have zero legal liability. No need to pay for high malpractice insurance premiums. You think she's going to step in and repeal that law? She'll just make it worse.

31. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

True, though I can't vote - not a US citizen.

35. the_best

Posts: 139; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

you could Always vote in your own country, or for class president if your not 18.

49. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Not every country is democratic, regrettably.

46. glentomas123

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

Sounds like you voted for hope and change. How's that working out?

33. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

umm... despite my hate for Apples walled garden, as someone who lives in Texas... I would only wish him as Governor on my WORST of enemy's... So effing horrible, and despite all the scandals, enough company’s employees are bought off already leading to his continued stay in place (that and the innumerable amount of idiots here in Texas!)...

48. glentomas123

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

Can I trade him for Jerry Brown here in defunk Cali?

57. HouTexan

Posts: 461; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

Hey, I'm not an idiot! Lol

58. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

He is a moron who runs a crony state and uses the Bible as the official state literature. He was too stupid to do well at Texas A&M, and he was G.W. Bush's hand-picked successor. He has helped increase the poor and working poor in the state, he has helped destroy the American dream in Texas with unregulated insurance companies that see us paying the highest average homeowner premiums in the nation, and he and his lackeys have gutted the education system so that they can give tax breaks to friends and companies who are not required by contract to stay and create jobs. Governor Goodhair can throw all the phones he wants, because he has never received a single vote from me. He needs to crawl back under his Evangelical rock and shut up.

39. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

he's a scumbag overall, but this little manuever gets him a thumbs up in my book. And not just because of the switch to Android, but because its 'muri

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I mean if he doesn't want his iPhone, give it to me. I'll sell it on Craigslist and make $250. :)

3. Haridenberg

Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

You know, Apple... That's the glove slap in the tech world. You gotta do something!

4. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

It's nice to see made in America . It's sad that most Americans don't care about made in America products. All I'm saying by not buying American is only hurting ourselves and our children. So keep buying your Toyotas, Samsung TV, and asin products. But stop crying that the work you do is in the service Industry. You did it to yourself.

7. -Hellfire-

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Toyota has a significant presence in the U.S. manufacturing sector.

13. Dr.Tom

Posts: 47; Member since: May 11, 2013

+1 Toyota and Honda, etc... got tired of paying duties and wanted protection with the dollar/yen relationship, so they came here and we all benefit from it!

17. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

But where does most of Toyotas Money go? It goes back to Japan!!

30. -Hellfire-

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

What does that have to do with jobs in the States? These companies are paying salaries to every-day Americans, they help provide these people with various benefits, and more than likely pay huge amounts of taxes.

34. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

It goes back to Japan, however, money will come back to US in the form of US employee salaries, ads, investment, etc. Where do you think Toyota's hundreds of millions of dollars of investment in US factories went? It went to US contractors, manufacturers, infrastructure, and regional development. The money does not stay in one place, rather it goes back and forth between countries, thus global economy.

60. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

That's a drop in a bucket in money for Toyota... Do you think a company that gets government support from day one is doing this for the US benefit ? Really? It's cheaper for them to ship the parts to this country and assemble them. Yes, this gives a few jobs but its for greed not that they want to give us employment.

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