Texas Progressive Alliance Weekly Round Up March 16, 2009
It’s the first of another week, so that must mean it’s time to take a look at some of the best posts from last week by members of the Texas Progressive Alliance. Here are the submissions:
Vince of Capitol Annex took a new look at the latest creationist attack on science in Texas classrooms in Bill Would Make “Strengths and Weaknesses” Teaching Of Evolution State Law.
Bay Area Houston says State Representative Wayne Christian has filed a bill that would scare Texas citizens from filing ethics complaints against elected officials.
WCNews at Eye On Williamson posts on the turmoil facing some inside Texas GOP regarding Gov. Perry’s decision to turn down$555 million dollars of unemployment insurance from the stimulus money, UI debate must be maddening for the GOP supporters of Hutchison.
Neil at Texas Liberal reads Malcolm X in a cemetery and says that Rick Perry has found his schoolhouse door to stand in and block.
The Texas Cloverleaf expands upon Capitol Annex’s look at Garnet Coleman’s proposed repeal of the anti-gay marriage amendment in Texas.
BossKitty at TruthHugger truly believes there is profit for everyone when wasteful and costly opposition to Medical Marijuana is brought in to the economy instead of keeping it out. The War on “Illegal Activities” should focus on smuggling Heroin and Human Trafficking. Can Marijuana Rescue The Economy In 2010 Like Booze Did In 1933
At Texas Kaos, Lightseeker highlights the Texas Shakedown for those who make the mistake of driving in Tenaha, Texas while not white.
Governor “Good Hair, Bad Policy” Perry starts his primary campaign against Hutchinson by piling on the unemployed. Libby Shaw over at TexasKaos has the details and the outrage.Pendejos Perry Says YES to Roads, NO to the Jobless
nytexan at BlueBloggin is disgusted, but not surprised, by the new Republican strategy; >GOP: Divide and Conquer The Democrats, Then Do Nothing For The Country. As tent cities pop up in Sacramento, unemployment is at 10% in may states and the Wall Street continues a downward slide; the GOP response, to the past 8 year Bush disaster, is to lower approval numbers for Pelosi and House Democrats.
WhosPlayin is focused on local races for Mayor and City Council in Lewisville. This week he interviewed Shelley Kaehr and David Thornhill, who are running for Place 2.
There was harmonic convergence in the left and right Texblogosphere last week. See PDiddie’s Brains and Eggs for what happened.
Xanthippas at Three Wise Men takes down the right-wing hand wringing and disingenuous criticism over Obama’s stem cell decision.
Easter Lemming finds that Pasadena has its first fantasy action candidate for city council. At least by the unauthorized t-shirts and caps of some supporters.