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Protest At King Street Patriots Tea Party HQ Opening—Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up

http://texasliberal.wordpress.com/2011/05/19/details-of-king-street-patriots-tea-party-hq-opening-the-tea-party-sure-does-like-to-hang-out-with-political-insiders/ the end of this post is the Texas Progressive Alliance round-up. The TPA is a confederation of the best politcal bloggers in Texas.

(Update 5/18/11–Stace Medellin at Dos Centavos has written about the protest that took place. I’ll be making a post on the subject in the next few days.  5/19/11–Here is my post.)   

With the round-up this week is information about the protest to be held this Monday, May 16 at the opening of the new Tea Party headquarters in Houston.

From local politcal blogger Egberto Willies

Are we ready to make a difference? Are we going to stop talking and begin putting our actions where our mouth is? The process of really taking back our country for the middle class from those who are attempting to move it closer to an absolute plutocracy begins now.  I received the following email from a democratic organizer requesting that all Democratic and Progressive groups show up to welcome Governor Rick Perry & GOP Rep Ted Poe at the opening of the King Street Patriots new Headquarters on Monday May 16th. Many Democratic and Progressive groups in the surrounding area will be attending. Let us do our part and go out there with signs and numbers. We must be more effective than the Tea Party.

FROM THE ORGANIZER:
The odious King Street Patriots are having the grand opening of their brand new headquarters up on 290 just south of I-610 on Monday, May 16, 2011. It’s from 7-9 p.m. RICK PERRY is coming to the event. We should welcome them and Gov. Goodhair.

The new headquarters will be located at 7232 Wynnwood Lane in Houston. You can type in “Rally at King Street Patriots” on Facebook and find more details. Or you can just show up at 7 PM at 7232 Wynnwood Lane.

While  my own schedule will not permit me to attend, My hope is that this event is just the first of many such demonstrations in the Houston-area in support of a better future for our city, state, and nation.

The work of freedom is up to each of us.  Every individual has the ability to attend a public meeting, attend or organize a protest, write or call an elected official, talk to friends and family, start a blog, donate money, write a letter to the editor, volunteer for candidates and causes you value, and even run for public office.

Also, our local Tea Party says they operate solely off of donations from average citizens. While–of course–I take everything these folks say at face value, it would be interesting to see this claim throughly examined.

The round-up—

Off the Kuff takes a look at the new House districts to see what opportunities exist for Democrats.

Nat-Wu of Three Wise Men has a post about local elections in Irving.

BossKitty at TruthHugger sees a divided America as easy pickings for anyone who is really organized. If the Tea Party succeeds, America becomes a loose federation of independent states, with all social programs and responsibility for regulation falling into individual state hands. Everyone in each state will foot the bill for services previously funded by the federal government. The Tea Party would replace big government with corporate governance … they don’t want funding for anything because their corporate buddies will be in charge. Federal Government in the crosshairs REDUX — OpEd.
This week the GOP majority in the Texas Senate rammed through a partisan budget. Why did they do that? WCNews at Eye On Williamson tells why inSeed Corn & Koch money.

sccs over at TexasKaos notes with some sadness how few women we have in prominent offices here in Texas. Check it out: Women in Texas Politics.

For years now, South Texas Chisme has been watching the battles between the racist republicans and the greedy corporate republicans over immigration. Symbolic hate that allows workers to be exploited still appears to be the winning solution.

Planned Parenthood of South Texas’ annual luncheon in Houston — attended by PDiddie at Brains and Eggs — featured pollster Celinda Lake and some revealing statistics regarding the birth of the death of Republican overreach.

Neil at Texas Liberal wrote this week about the forced sonogram bill that will soon be law in Texas. If the state of Texas can compel one type of unwanted medical procedure, what stops Texas from mandating other unwanted medical procedures?

At WhosPlayin, BCooper addresses the frequent and erroneous usage of the term “sanctuary city” to describe Lewisville by radical right-wing city council candidates running on anti-immigration platforms.

Class actions? Not so much any more, according to the United States Supreme Court. Harry Balczak takes a look at yet another decision from the Great Red Justices on the SCOTUS that weakens consumers and strengthens corporations.

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May 15, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

4 Comments »

  1. I’m all for citizens organizing around issues they believe in.

    My biggest probloem with the Tea Party is their lack of honesty:

    a) The illusion that they are about economics/small government when – to a person – their candidates immediately rush to push an extremist social agenda FIRST once in office; and
    b) To the extent their agenda IS economic, it appears to be a xerox copy of and financned by HUGE transnationals…

    All I’m asking for is some honesty…

    Comment by Katydidknot | May 15, 2011

  2. Protest will give them the publicity they seek….victimized, etc.
    We don’t want to add wind to their sail, so to speak.

    Comment by Ann Fox | May 15, 2011

  3. 290 south of 610? If those are the directions, fill up before you head over, because you’ll be driving a lot.

    Comment by Matt Bramanti | May 16, 2011

  4. katy—I’m not sure you’ll get much honesty. The whole thing is predicated on the lie that they are for average working people.

    Ms. Fox–I understand your point, but they should be opposed. It is better to make clear that the things they do will be challenged. That is the only way you stop a bully.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | May 16, 2011


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