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Texas Progressive Alliance December 3 2012

December 3, 2012

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The Texas Progressive Alliance is making a list and checking it twice as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff discredits the myth that straight ticket voting was the key to judicial races in Harris County.

Government haters are in charge of our government. WCNews at Eye on Williamson shows that This is what happens when people who hate government are put in charge of it.

Kyle Janek, Rick Perry’s recent appointee to head the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, refuses to believe the 2010 census figures that show Texas as having the highest number of uninsured adults in the nation. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs is almost without words about the Reality Derangement Syndrome demonstrated by Republicans (particularly Texas Republicans).

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is not surprised that John Boehner picked a Texas dunderhead to lead the House Science and Technology committee – climate change skeptic and all around idiot Lamar Smith.

Neil at Texas Liberal says that 2014 Republican Lt. Governor candidate Jerry Patterson is prepared to shoot. This is so even though Mr. Patterson is not very clear about his intended target.

Texas History for the Week of   December 2 – 8

December 02
Lucy Pickens’s face appears on Confederate $100 bills (1862)
From Peck to Tomball to “Oil Town U.S.A.” (1907)
“Angel of San Antonio” weds longtime love (1880)
Founder of Missionary Catechists of Divine Providence dies (1975)
December 03
Dallas Morning News buys out rival paper (1885)
Baylor University dedicates Armstrong Browning Library (1951)
Outlaw meets his match (1884)
West Texas townsite company sells more than 200 lots despite sandstorm (1924)
December 04
Carl G. Cromwell, ignoring orders, brings in world’s deepest oil well (1928)
Matador Ranch sold (1882)
“Walking George” Beto dies (1991)
Texans appeal to San Antonio merchants as “Cart War” nears its end (1857)
December 05
Spanish priests launch “peace offensive” (1791)
Texans assault Mexican garrison at Béxar (1835)
“Dusky Deamon” Bill Pickett born in Travis County (1870)
Philosophical Society of Texas founded in Houston (1837)
December 06
Jefferson Davis dies (1889)
San Antonio hosts two observing expeditions for transit of Venus (1882)
Leadbelly dies (1949)
U.S. government okays the building of the Port Isabel lighthouse (1851)
December 07
Noah Smithwick banished from Texas as “a bad citizen” (1830)
Dallas museum trustees issue statement in “red art” controversy (1955)
Texas native Doris Miller shoots back at Japanese attackers (1941)
West Texas Historical and Scientific Society organized (1925)
December 08
Texarkana established (1873)
Bee County comes into being (1857)
Mission church begins remarkable run (1755)
Southwestern colleges form athletic conference (1914)
 
 

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