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Texas Progressive Alliance – Monday, April 20, 2009

April 20, 2009

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It’s TPA blog roundup time!

What a week this has been. Rick Perry got all worked up at a tea bagging party and threatened to secede from the Union. Pirates are making headlines. What century are we in? Need an update? Here’s this week’s Texas Progressive Alliance blog roundup.

BossKitty at TruthHugger finds Texas Agencies ‘undersight’ totally unacceptable. Texas Agencies that toss ‘seemingly viable’ programs to the wind and provide no follow up to insure integrity are the fault of Texas legislators. Consolidation of some Agencies, specifically Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation (TDMHMR), eliminated follow up after merging with Department of Aging and Disability Services. Follow the bread crumbs, Texas To Students With Disabilities, Educate Yourself or Become Slave Labor

The House passed its budget! Somewhat surprisingly, as Off the Kuff notes, it doesn’t suck.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme notes that the Obama administration is doing the hard work to solve problems at our border. The right wingers, on the other hand, see only brown and white.

WCNews at Eye On Williamson points to the most recent nonsense from our member of Congress in TX-31, John Carter and right-wing extremists.

Justin at AAA-Fund Blog explores the possible Rice ­ Baylor College of Medicine merger.

This week, Mayor McSleaze took issue with Governor 39%’s assertion that Texas could secede from the United States. Well, not so much ‘took issue with’ as ‘completely showed to be false’. Check it out at McBlogger.

WhosPlayin attended local TEA Party” gathering in Lewisville, TX. and brought back some videos.

It’s secede”, not “suckseed, you morons. What is PDiddie at Brains and Eggs referring to?

Over at TexasKaos, Libby Shaw explains how Governor 37% got the confused with a gerbil who tangled with an electric wire and what has happened since…..

Check it out at Rick Perry, Gerbils and Electric Wires

Neil at Texas Liberal writes a comprehensive overview of the elections in India.

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