The Texas Progressive Alliance is ready for the new school year as it brings you this week’s roundup.
BossKitty at TruthHugger was interrupted while researching the abomination of H.R. 1096: Sanctity of Life Act of 2011, Questions and Permutations, to comment on the recent shootings in New York Do You Feel Better It Wasn’t Terrorism? Then the sad news that Neil Armstrong escaped the bounds of earth for the last time, He Stopped The World On July 20, 1969
The GOP’s answer for everything is trickle-down. WCNews at Eye on Williamson on the latest on transportation Forgotten Mission: Texas’ trickle-down transportation policy.
The legal action by the Harris County Democratic Party to remove DA nominee Lloyd Oliver from the November ballot places the rest of the party’s candidates in an unfortunate and unnecessary quandary, posits PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.
Neil at Texas Liberal discussed litter in Houston bayous. This post also featured the famous crying Indian anti-litter PSA from the 70′s.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
The Texas Progressive Alliance is overloading on the Olympics as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Too many Americans have been tricked into believing that the government can no longer help them and their families. Until enough people realize that as a lie, take back the government, and use it to bring economic equality back we will continue in this depression. WCNews at Eye on Williamson says it’s It’s the inequality stupid.
As long as Mitt Romney didn’t bring bacon-wrapped shrimp to the Knesset after leaving London, then last Thursday was the worst day of his European vacation, writes PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.
CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wants you to know that Republicans at Texas A & M are thrilled to give our money to North Carolina while screwing Texas workers.
Neil at Texas Liberal wrote about an interesting and expansive definition of life that he read about in New Scientist magazine.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
The Texas Progressive Alliance reminds everyone that this is the only week of early voting for the July 31 primary runoffs as it brings you this week’s roundup.
BossKitty at TruthHugger is sad to see history repeating itself more frequently. More and more people are “loosing” their sanity and getting away with it. Because of the recent mass murders in Colorado, I re-post I Have A Gun and I Have A Grudge – Update.
The Houston Chronicle made an endorsement in the Democratic primary that caused PDiddie at Brains and Eggs to question their integrity. It’s an unsettling account of an editorial board with few apparent scruples and even less journalistic competence.
Neil at Texas Liberal offered a first look at the 2012 Green Party Presidential ticket.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
The Texas Progressive Alliance thinks America doesn’t look a day over 235 as it brings you this weeks blog roundup.
BossKitty at TruthHugger sings back to the choir, you know that small loud minority willing to sacrifice everybody else to satisfy their selfish rhetoric. Op Ed: Crazy Weather Really A Liberal Conspiracy?
Now that the Affordable Care Act has cleared the Supreme Court hurdle, when will uninsured Texans begin to get health insurance? WCNews at Eye on Williamson says that it’s up to the Texas GOP, What health care choices will the Texas GOP make?
The NAACP opened their national convention in Houston this week, and with Joe Biden and Mitt Romney on the speaker’s list, it promises to be newsworthy. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs has a media credential and will be filing reports from the scene.
Neil at Texas Liberal blogged about Danny Glover coming to Houston on behalf of Houton janitors looking for a modest raise.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
The Texas Progressive Alliance is ready for some fireworks as it brings you this week’s roundup.
While the Supreme Court delivered landmark case decisions earlier and later in the week, the two Texas Democrats battling for the nomination to the US Senate held a debate. They were overshadowed, as it turned out, for good reason. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs paid attention but really wishes he hadn’t.
The Democrats have to, in the minds of voters, turn Democrats back into the party of the people and the GOP back into the party of the rich and powerful. The winning won’t start again until that’s done, and that new governing coalition is built in Texas. WCNews at Eye on Williamson says that “Beer and Democracy” is as good a place to start.
At TexasKaos, lightseeker shines a light on the continuing assault on public education in Texas. Coupled with the nationwide exposure of the anti-criticial thinking plank in the state Republican platform, scary stuff indeed. Take a look: Killing Public Education in Texas with STAAR.
Neil at Texas Liberal posted a list of Fouth of July events in Houston, Galveston, Fort Bend County and College Station. This list information comes with a nifty Fourth of July reading list included for no extra charge.
Justin at Asian American Action Fund Blog cheers the incredible rise of Asian Americans in the Texas Democratic Party while lamenting the failures of the Texas Democratic Party Convention’s Nominations Committee.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
The Texas Progressive Alliance is back from the conventions and focused on the fall as it brings you this week’s roundup.
BossKitty at TruthHugger knows why politicians always hire professional marketers. Americans have been conditioned to react predictably, and marketers know how to sway the voter and consumer, that’s why America Is Pavlov’s Dog.
The James Cargas campaign sunk to a new low over the weekend with an e-mail to precinct chairs criticizing a single mother’s primary voting record. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs reminds voters of Congressional District 7 that there’s a corporate Democrat and a community Democrat running for the Democratic nomination, and which one represents the party in a November should be a very easy choice, no matter where on the spectrum you fall.
Neil at Texas Liberal posted about 2012 Juneteenth observances and celebrations in Galveston, Houston and College Station. This post also has Juneteenth history links. Juneteenth 2012 is on Tuesday, June 19.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
The Texas Progressive Alliance’s heart will go on as it brings you this week’s blog roundup.
Libby Shaw reports that our lying Repug leaders continue to do what they do best – mislead the low information voter with their straight up lies. Check it out at TexasKaos – Lt. Governor Dewhurst Earns F- in Math, A+ in Pants on Fire.
The Democratic primary for CD-7 is getting a little bitter. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs reprinted an e-mail he received about James Cargas’ seedy oil and gas connections, and got a vitriolic defense in response from Hector Carreno of the Cargas campaign.
CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme notes that the Republicans are getting a twofer – killing higher education and shifting tax burdens to students.
WCNews at Eye On Williamson shows that the “Texas Model” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, The Texas Model – low wages, poverty, wrecked safety net, crumbling infrastructure, while the rich prosper.
Without forgetting that the Texas forced sonogram is state-mandated rape, Neil at Texas Liberal posted on competing shorelines in Galveston. There is so much to see in everyday life.——-Neil will soon be posting again on the fact that the Texas forced sonogram law is state-mandated rape.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
The Texas Progressive Alliance thinks watching football was a much better use of your time than watching the 389th Repubican Presidential debate as it brings you this week’s roundup.
The case against the Texas Republicans’ redistricting argument (beginning before the SCOTUS on January 9) rests almost entirely on two generations of legal precedent. And with a Court that has indicated an interest in eviscerating the Voting Rights Act, precedent doesn’t mean diddly, either. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs elaborates.
From Bay Area Houston The Texas Ethics Commission, Jerry Eversole, and the GOP. Texas sized embarrassments.
BlueBloggin sees the Consequences of Not Paying Attention when corporate funded American politicians make it easy to break environmental rules, ruin natural resources and not be held accountable to the human victims.
Neil at Texas Liberal noted a certificate he received in the mail from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs that noted his recently deceased father’s military service. Neil’s dad, a Korean War combat veteran, would have been glad that the certificate was signed by Barack Obama, and not by a draft-dodging liar like George W. Bush.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes everyone a happy and prosperous New Year as it brings you the first roundup of 2012.
There were two big redistricting stories last week, and both favored the plaintiffs against Texas and its retrogressive maps. The DC Court issued its decision defining preclearance standards, and the Justice Department filed an amicus brief with SCOTUS arguing it should use the interim maps drawn by the San Antonio court. Off the Kuff has the details on each.
More Dallas wastewater is headed for Houston, as a project to route more of the Trinity River toward the Bayou City moves forward. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs says that he can’t wait to pour a tall glass of Metroplex toilet water.
Neil at Texas Liberal posted about a longtime musician friend looking to form a new protest band in Cincinnati. It’s unlikely that anybody in Texas will be able to join this band. But that is not the point. The point is that we all have talents, and we should work hard to make the best use of our talents in the big political year ahead. Don’t just sit around and let somebody else generate content for you to consume.
The Lewisville Texan Journal (formerly WhosPlayin) examined TxDOT right-of-way purchases along the I-35E corridor in Denton County, finding that the state was paying much, much more for properties than the tax roll values. Denton County’s Republican County Judge Mary Horn, who is spearheading the effort to expand the road with toll lanes received $993,000 for an investment property she had, which was 19.7 times more than what it was on the tax rolls for.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
The Texas Progressive Alliance is too busy with last minute Christmas shopping to come up with a clever intro as it brings you this week’s roundup.
BossKitty at TruthHugger – it’s business as usual for Texas politicians want to tilt the voter tables in their favor by gerrymandering – US Supreme Court May Like New Texas Gerrymandering.
Occupy went to Washington and comes to Houston on Monday, December 12. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs follows along.
At TexasKaos Libby Shaw explans how the GOP is killing the U.S. economy and the American Dream.
CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme calls out the US Supreme Court for the corrupt hijacking of the Texas elections.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
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