Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up W/Picture Of Providence Hurricane Barrier
At the bottom of this post is the weekly Texas Progressive Alliance round-up. The Texas Progressive Alliance is a confederation of the best political bloggers in Texas.
Above is a picture of the hurricane barrier that protects Providence, Rhode Island. I took this picture last year. I lived in Rhode Island for 12 years.
Little Rhode Island is as good a place as is Texas. Don’t let anybody tell you any different.
The Texas Cloverleaf reviews proposed changes to the city of Denton’s charter that will be on the November ballot.
TXsharon of BlueDaze had a hard time keeping up with all the fracking, moving, shaking and gasping for toxic air in the Barnett Shale this week so there is a BS recap that includes a recently released URGENT alert for all current and former residents of DISH — formerly Clark — Texas to complete and submit a health survey.
If a Republican holds an online event, will they properly provision for the people who want to join it? McBlogger’s pretty sure they won’t and isn’t terribly surprised that they blamed it on the nefarious actions of others.
At Texas Vox, Citizen Andy fills you in on the Senate incarnation of the climate change bill. Waxman-Markey, meet Kerry-Boxer.
This week on Left of College Station, Teddy writes about why he gets up early on Saturday mornings to escort patients at Planned Parenthood; guest blogger Litia writes about the frustrations they fell while trying to get students to participate in class at Texas A&M. Left of College Station also covers the week in headlines.
XicanoPwr is encouraging people to vote for Prop 4, the national research university proposition, on November 3. Texas currently has three flagship universities — The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University and Rice University — compared to states such as California, with nine, and New York with seven. If passed, it would allow seven emerging universities — Texas Tech, University of Houston, University of North Texas, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Dallas, University of Texas at El Paso and University of Texas at San Antonio — tap into a $500 million education fund to help them be part of the elite three and achieve national prominence as major research universities.
Off the Kuff has a simple suggestion for how Governor Perry and Williamson County DA John Bradley can counter the perception that Bradley’s elevation to chair of the Texas Forensic Sciences Commission was a blatantly political move designed to bury the findings of the Cameron Todd Willingham case: reschedule the meeting that the Commission was going to hold before Perry’s maneuver.
Neil at Texas Liberal offered a post this week about the famous Dogs Playing Poker paintings. These paintings have been around for more than 100 years now. How many of our blog posts will last in any meaningful respect beyond next week?
The Doctorate of Shadetree Psychology is hereby awarded to PDiddie of Brains and Eggs, for his compelling dissertation that Rick Perry is a sociopath.
At TexasKaos, Libby Shaw gives Senators Hutchison and Cornyn a chance to put up or shut up. If government health care is so horrible, so “socialist”, give up your govenment coverage. Read the rest here: Senators Hutchison and Cornyn: Get Us What You Have or Give Up Yours.