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Texas Progressive Alliance Weekly Round-Up Feb. 9, 2009

February 11, 2009

It’s time for another edition of the Texas Progressive Alliance‘s weekly round-up. Read more here!

TXsharon made another video this week and it’s gross! Watch it on Bluedaze then answer this question and this question if you can and know that HELP IS ON THE WAY!

And speaking of Oil and Gas, WhosPlayin analyzed a contract his city of Lewisville made, leasing its mineral rights cheap to purposely bring in oil and gas development to the suburban Texas city of 92,000.

The Texas Cloverleaf brings you the Trinity Toll Road Boondoggle, soon to be funded by your tax dollars.

There are four US Attorneys in Texas. Off the Kuff takes a look at the people who want one of those jobs.

BossKitty at TruthHugger is concerned about the changing mental state in America. Are people becoming meaner? What do you think about our Mean Economy Spotlights Mean Spirits – Op Ed

Violence in Mexico and on the US border can’t be ignored any longer. CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wants Hillary Clinton, not Glenn Beck, to provide solutions.

Adam at Three Wise Men explores the possibility of Howard Dean as Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Neil at Texas Liberal writes about President Obama’s policies for rural America. Our cities and rural areas have more in common than we realize. It would be good if urban and rural office holders in the Texas Legislature would think about and talk about how they could help each other.

WCNews at Eye On Williamson posts on the fireworks over UTIMCO this week in Oh, the outrage!.

Over at Texas Kaos, lightseeker asks How Long Will We Have to Put Up With these Arrogant Tools? What has set him off is deposed Czar Craddick’s last corrupt act – destroying potential evidence of big a tool he is and was.

jobsanger tells us A Tale Of Two Coaches. Both are winning high school coaches, but one is a real teacher and the other is an embarrassment.

Vince at Capitol Annex takes a look at the fact that State Rep. Sid Miller (R-Stepehenville) is spending campaign cash to buy stocks in companies like AIG, Halliburton, and more.

A duo for Dunbar

Kuff and BOR have posts up about the fight for the seat on the SBOE now occupied by the odious Cynthia Dunbar (named by her HS graduating class as Most Likely To Go Full-Tilt Nutter… Who said HS superlatives were not accurate predictors of the future?!?).

Both announced candidates are insanely overqualified for SBOE by virtue of the fact that they aren’t crazy. So, the choice boils down to, who is most likely to take this to Cynthia and really go for the jugular? Who is going to actually fight this to win, not as some sort of grand debate?

My money is on Shelton… well, it will be as soon as she can start raising money.

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