Texas Progressive Alliance Weekly Round-Up March 2, 2009
It’s the first of another week, and that means it’s time to look at some of the best posts by TPA members in the last week. Here are this week’s submissions:
jobsanger discussed a couple of Supreme Court cases. The first case discussed in A Good Supreme Court Decision denied anyone convicted of misdemeanor domestic abuse the right to own a gun, and the second case discussed in The Right To Know The Penalties, which will be heard this Fall, will settle the matter of whether an immigrant defendant has a right to be informed of all penalties that could be imposed in his case — including deportation.
Can you read this resolution, posted on Bluedaze: DRILLING REFORM FOR TEXAS and find any good reason why Big Oil should get to keep the hydraulic fracturing exemption from our Safe Drinking Water Act? Yeah, TXsharon didn’t find one either.
The Texas Cloverleaf reviews the TX Stonewall biennial conference in Austin, and notes who was or wasn’t there, among elected officials and hopefuls.
Neil at Texas Liberal states his intent to make videos for the blog in Big Texas Liberal Blogging Announcement and Innovation. Also, Neil discusses if Ice Age beasts in Massive Fossil Find-Should Ice Age Creatures Be Brought Back From The Dead?
CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is hopeful that the adults will address the drug cartel violence and figure out how to end the war – the drug war that is.
Rhetoric & Rhythm laments the fact that George W. Bush has become a scapegoat for the conservative movement. Bush did everything they wanted. It’s not HIS fault that their ideas don’t work.
Xanthippas at Three Wise Men, on the mixed bag that is the Obama administration’s decision to try captured terrorist suspect al-Marri in the criminal justice system and what this might mean for the future of the “war on terror.”
Over at Texas Kaos the 2.7 trillion that Duyba forgot to mention as part of his deficit. As Libby tells it the bubble dwellers who should have been on top of this little detail weren’t. “…The bubble dwellers don’t know what is going on outside of their self-fixated bubble. Now I understand why President Obama leaves that nutty and toxic place when he wants to speak to real people…”
WhosPlayin has video and commentary on Lewisville’s first Barnett Shale gas well.