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Texas Progressive Alliance – August 17, 2009

August 17, 2009

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It’s time for preseason football games, but the Texas Progressive Alliance is always in midseason form. Here are this week’s blog highlights.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wonders why we put up with temper tantrums and intimidation from the far right? Everyone should have their say in our democracy.

Off the Kuff takes a look at the At Large City Council races in Houston.

BossKitty at TruthHugger has been awakened from slumber by the nightmare of the Health Care Debacle. Look who’s causing all the trouble and whose being thrown to the wolves. Without Health Options – Where Is Your Voice? OpEd

Over at TexasKaos, lightseeker connects the dots between the fear mongering, health care and history. He then throws in the return of the militias for good measure. If armed , frightened groups are reappearing in Iowa, how long before they show up in Texas. You do remember Republic of Texas movment, don’t you? See it all in Fear, Health Care and History: A Reflection Updated! – Return of the militias

Harry Balczak at McBlogger begins a new feature, This Week In Lawyerin’, in which he’ll take a look at some arcane legal concept and educate you on it. This week, what to do when caught with kiddie porn.

WCNews at Eye On Williamson shows that nothing will change no matter who is the GOP nominee for governor in 2010, Kay, Rick and the Trans-Texas Corridor – nothing new here.

Rachel Maddow vs. Dick Armey on Press the Meat Sunday morning was previewed and then summarized by PDiddie at Brains and Eggs. It so happens that even Joe Scarborough thinks Armey is a douchebag.

Neil at Texas Liberal is in Cincinnati. Cincinnati police last week staged a “blue flu” where some members of the force called in sick even though they were not sick. They are upset over possible layoffs of police. Yet they are not so concerned about this prospect that they are willing to make some minor contract concessions in order to help the City of Cincinnati with a budget deficit. It’s the same old story with the Cincinnati Police Department. They expect you to do what they say, but they have a hard time doing what they are told to do and a hard time caring about fellow city employees.

DosCentavos reports on the happenings in HD-127 now that Joe Crabb is finally retiring. He’s also running a poll, so check it out!

Nat-Wu at Three Wise Men is not so impressed with the new Calvinists “manly” Jesus.

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