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Texas Progressive Alliance Round Up Jan. 5, 2009

January 5, 2009

It’s Monday and that means it is time for another edition of the Texas Progressive Alliance’s weekly round up. Enjoy the first one of the year!

BossKitty at TruthHugger sees the USA is not the “goodie two shoes” it claims to be. Among other discrepancies, euphemisms don’t change hard cold facts, US Teaches Terrorism As “Irregular Warfare”

SHOCKING! How Exxon Fixes Benzene Leaks. Also at Bluedaze links to the five part series, Behnd the Shale. Part five highlights blogger TXsharon and her blog, Bluedaze.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme notes the monarchists are using words like ‘insurgency’, ‘coupe d’etat’ and ‘overthrow’ to describe the Speaker’s race.

Neil at Texas Liberal wrote about how our terrible Texas Senator John Cornyn is silent on hard economic times in Texas, but quite vocal about the Senate race in Minnesota.

The Texas Cloverleaf looks at the possibility of a higher federal gas tax, and offers suggestion on new ideas.

Off the Kuff looks at various possibilities for the presumed eventual special election to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison in the Senate.

jobsanger addressed both political and lifestyle issues last week. First, he answered those who questioned the qualification of Caroline Kennedy to be a senator in Is Kennedy Qualified?, and then expressed his amusement that a swinger’s club exists in the absurdly religious Texas Panhandle in Panhandle Swingers – Who Knew?.

PDiddie at Brains and Eggs remains skeptical about the prospects of Tom Craddick being unseated. He’s still got Hope for Change, he just isn’t sure that the Republicans have it in them.

McBlogger this week takes a look at the hard times some are having the Bush’s ‘Economic Miracle’. Mayor McSleaze gives us an inside look at a Wendy’s in DC metro that has a Supreme new employee.

WCNews at Eye On Williamson says that Ronnie Earle should run for Governor of Texas.

Vince at Capitol Annex takes a look at Joe Strauss, the candidate for speaker anointed by the 11 “Anybody But Craddick” Republicans and now the presumed Speaker.

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