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Texas Progressive Alliance Lowers Membership Standards

The Texas Progressive Alliance is a group of leading liberal and progressive blogs in Texas. Not only are leading blogs included, but so is Texas Liberal. I was surprised to have been admitted to the TPA recently. You can imagine my anger at these folks for the lack of good judgement.    

( Above is Stephen F. Austin. Mr. Austin was a 19th-century Texas blogger.)

Each week the TPA has a round-up of best posts as selected by member blogs. I did not get around to offering anything last week. I will next week. I’m thinking of making a long post about how the United States should pull out of North America and submitting it for the next round-up.

Please read the posts below. They provide a sense of what good blogging is that you’ve never acquired by reading this blog—-  

The Texas Cloverleaf asks if John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison want more HIV in the global pandemic? Our Senators were 2 of the 16 votes against the latest HIV/AIDS bill in the Senate that passed overwhelmingly.

WCNews at Eye On Williamsonposts on Diana Maldonado’s great fundraising numbers in Maldonado Has Almost 4 to 1 COH Advantage In HD-52.

WhosPlayin stepped outside of his comfort zone a bit and commented on the Fannie and Freddie situation.

jobsanger blasts Republican attempts to allow offshore and ANWR drilling in Drilling Won’t Make Us Energy Independent and in Bush Playing Politics With Oil.

The bar may be open, says TXSharon at Texas Kaos in Fire Water: With Compliments from EnCana, but if Encana’s serving up the cocktails, it might be better to abstain.

McBlogger’s own Harry Balczak has a new recurring feature, Harry Balczak’s Reminder To You People. In this edition, he’d like to remind Those Of You Who Just Couldn’t Vote For Kerry that your decision was, well, pretty stupid. He is nice about it, though.

Vince at Capitol Annex notes that poultry kingpin Bo Pilgrim paid to jet around Texas Governor Rick Perry’s staff to promote the ethanol waver he bought and paid for with a $100,000 contribution to the Republican Governor’s Association.

Mean Rachel contemplates whether Fannie and Freddie have anything to do with being raised in 78704, but living through young-adulthood in 78749 in Crashes.

The final word, for now, on the Webb County sheriff’s race says Martin Cuellar wins by 41 votes. Since the various ‘official’ totals for Cuellar have been +37, -133, +39 and finally +41, CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wonders what the h*ll happened!

Off the Kuff looks at the Harris County campaign finance reports and finds good news and not-so-good news for Democratic campaigns.

The Texas Observer’s Melissa Del Bosque had an observation about one of the panels at Netroots Nation this past weekend, and PDiddie at Brains and Eggs had some observations about what she observed.

BossKitty at BlueBloggin shows us smuggling humans into the US is no problem at all; From Africa to Mexico to US, Any Way They Can Immigrate.

BossKitty at TruthHuggerpoints out the continued struggle by our soldiers suffering from PTSD and the inadequate response by the incapable VA, in But, When They Come Home ….

July 22, 2008 - Posted by | Blogging, Politics, Texas | , , , ,


  1. As the one who nominated you to TPA, I resemble that remark. LOL

    Comment by refinish69 | July 22, 2008

  2. I believe Will Rogers has already worked that side of the street.

    Or maybe Mark Twain, I forget which …

    Comment by PDiddie | July 22, 2008

  3. Welcome, Neal! Now all three of your readers concur that you’re worthy! 😉

    Comment by Whosplayin | July 22, 2008

  4. LOVES IT:)!

    Comment by mcblogger | July 22, 2008

  5. Thank you all. I promise to let you all down.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | July 22, 2008

  6. You have not yet, dont be so hard on yourself. you write what you want not what you think you have to. that is the best part of your blog.

    Comment by Bill Brady | July 23, 2008

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