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Texas Progressive Alliance October 29, 2012

October 29, 2012

The Texas Progressive Alliance urges you to take advantage of early voting this week if you haven’t already done so as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff looks at the 30 Day finance reports for various legislative races.

BossKitty at TruthHugger is sick of the backwards prevailing attitude of some GOP candidates. Maybe their flawed understanding demonstrates where America’s education system has failed. Legitimacy Denied For Rape and Climate In 2012 Election. And, with permission, is able to share this awesome chart that speaks for itself GOP Rape Advisory Chart – All Inclusive.  At the last minute, BossKitty sees significance in the clash between a hurricane and a cold front at election time, God’s Will And The 2012 Election.

The Texas Cloverleaf asks if no paper ballots mean no problem at the polls?

It’s closing in on 10 years since the GOP took full control of Texas. WCNews at Eye on Williamson has a rundown of how things have changed, It is almost 10 years since the GOP takeover of Texas.

Not all Republicans favor rapists… but all rapists — just like all racists — vote Republican. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs gets the breaking news straight from a rapist himself.

Rick Perry has his own Solyandra Problem Libby Shaw tells us about Perry’s high tech investment bust. Unlike the phony baloney Soladra issue, Rick’s little scheme managed to pick 4 losers to back. Read all about it at TexasKaos.

At the local level, Neil at Texas Liberal said that Ann Johnson merits your support and your efforts in Texas House District 134. At a global level, Neil said that global warming may well play a part in the big super storm impacting the United States.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wants to know how shooting a truck full of unarmed Latinos from a helicopter is good procedure for the DPS?

Texas History for the Week of October 29 November 3

The entire week is filled with multiple dramas from the 2012 Election to the Super Storm Hurricane Sandy and the Domino Effect of closing down the East Coast of the USA.  How does this effect Texas? Besides the inconvenience of transportation cancellations, East Coast Government operations closed down, Texas contractors are salivating at the idea of sending Disaster Recovery workers to the North East to profit from cleanup and repair.

October 29
Father of conjunto born in Reynosa (1911)
State legislature receives proposal for Indian reservation (1853)
Colorado City-Snyder route inaugurates intercity bus service in Texas (1907)
October 30
Compromise bill establishes five Texas wilderness areas (1984)
Food merchant Crone Furr dies in Amarillo (1946)
San Antonio declares Ellen S. Quillin Day (1960)
October 31
Military commander removes Texas Supreme Court justice (1869)
Gulf Coast promoter and inventor dies (1893)
Leading black politician dies (1882)
November 01
Burnet County powers up (1939)
Like joins like as Belle Starr marries horse thief Jim Reed (1866)
Blues queen born in Houston (1898)
November 02
Spanish diplomat dies of head injury (1779)
Cowboy poet goes home (1940)
Voters ratify Better Schools Amendment (1920)
November 03
Braniff Airlines incorporates (1930)
High bridge sees its dawn over the Sunset Route (1891)
Cotton Palace attendance peaks (1923)

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