Texas Progressive Alliance Round Up Dec. 15, 2008
It is Monday, and that means it is time for another edition of the Texas Progressive Alliance’s weekly Round-Up.
BossKitty at TruthHugger is amazed that today’s America is repeating the 1930s era of Economic Depression and Prohibition. America’s Second Biggest Waste, War on Drugs Prohibition of Medical Marijuana keeps profiteering Big Pharma and the greedy Military Industrial Complex in the money, while hurting legitimate patients. Keeping Medical Cannabis illegal hurts everyone.
Joan Huffman’s campaign for Texas Senate reached new lows during early voting last week, notes PDiddie at Brains and Eggs. First she violated election law by holding a campaign rally down the hall from an EV polling location, and then her campaign made smear robocalls to Democrats in the middle of the night. Let’s put an end to this kind of politics and elect Chris Bell.
WCNews at Eye On Williamson discusses the likely federal stimulus and it’s implications on infrastructure in Texas, Possible stimulus money for infrastructure creates debate on spending priorities.
The Texas Cloverleaf looks at what could have been contained in Rick Perry’s suspicious envelope.
Neil at Texas Liberal posted about Houston Mayor Bill White and Harris County Judge Executive Ed Emmett writing in the Houston Chronicle about cuts in emergency care and job reductions at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. These cuts, impacting the uninsured and a small city reeling after a hurricane, are a classic Texas story of kicking the little guy while he is down.