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Texas Progressive Alliance October 1, 2012

October 1, 2012

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The Texas Progressive Alliance reminds you that the deadline to register for the election

is October 9 as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff has a Q&A with Democratic Supreme Court candidate Michelle Petty, who is running against one of the Court’s least ethical members.

BossKitty at TruthHugger wants all Texans to have all the Texas Voting Information they need, this will stay at the top of my blog page until after November 6. It is disgusting that our Cowardly Congress Kicks The Can Again. Overjoyed to see more corporate manipulators exposed Do You Hear Me Now?

Three Wise Men forecasts the 2012 presidential and Senate elections.

With Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein scheduled to be in Houston and San Antonio from October 4-7, PDiddie at Brains and Eggs found it necessary to once again slay the persistent urban legend that Ralph Nader was responsible for Al Gore’s defeat in the 2000 election.

We’re facing another legislative session that’s will be harmful to the majority of Texans unless we act now. That’s why WCNews at Eye on Williamson is pointing this out now Here we go again.

Over at TexasKaos, Libby Shaw explains why The GOP is Obsessed About Voter Fraud. Hint: the best way to get away with something is to accuse your opponents of it.

Neil as Texas Liberal noted that you have the right to take pictures of bridges and infrastructure and anything in plain view so long as you are not trespassing. Neil said that business and government are teaming up to deny the basic freedom to observe and make note of the things that are around us in a so-called open society.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme notes Greg Abbott, likely gubernatorial candidate, goes all Christian Taliban by promoting bible verses in school


Texas History for the Week of October 1 – 6

September 30

Company chartered to develop the Rio Grande valley (1905)
Governor Pease resigns in protest against Reconstruction policies (1869)
Guadalupe Mountains National Park established (1972)

October 01

General Land Office opens (1837)
Quicksilver mine goes bust (1942)
The Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville houses its first prisoner (1849)

October 02

Texas Revolution begins at Gonzales (1835)
Trials leading to Great Hanging at Gainesville begin (1862)
Lost Battalion shipped to Singapore (1942)

October 03

Joiner becomes “Dad” of East Texas Oilfield (1930)
General joins ranks with artist (1843)
Japanese colony honored (1982)

October 04

Texas hero falls at Battery Robinett (1862)
Smallpox breaks out in Laredo (1898)
Thomas S. Gathright takes charge of new A&M College (1876)

October 05

Hall for freethinkers burns down in Waco (1889)
Dallas Health Museum opens (1946)
Janis Joplin dies (1970)

October 06

Clyde Littlefield, future UT coach, born in Pennsylvania (1892)
Freethinker whipped in Bell County (1877)
Reuben Ross shoots Ben McCulloch in duel (1839)

And of special interest for September/October:

Sep 25, 1894: President Grover Cleveland issues a presidential proclamation pardoning Mormons who had previously engaged in polygamous marriages or habitation arrangements considered unlawful by the U.S. government.

Grover Cleveland pardons bigamists, adulterers, polygamists and unlawful cohabitants

Sep 30, 1918:  President Woodrow Wilson speaks in favor of female suffrage

Sep 30, 1994:  A Born Again ChristianTexas college student kills his ex-girlfriend

Oct 4, 1944: First Official Acknowledgment of PTSD – Ike warns of the risk of “shell shock”  On this day in 1944, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower distributes to his combat units a report by the U.S. Surgeon General that reveals the hazards of prolonged exposure to combat. “[T]he danger of being killed or maimed imposes a strain so great that it causes men to break down.



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