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Are Texas Progressive Alliance Bloggers Making The Best Use Of Their Lives?

Each week the Texas Progressive Alliance weekly blog round-up points out misdeeds by Republicans, conservatives, and large corporations. 

Are people listening?

I’ve read differing interpretations of the life of abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison (above.)  Some say his lifelong labors against slavery did little for the cause and that only the course of events and history ended slavery.

Others assert Mr. Garrison and others like him laid the groundwork for the end of slavery. And in any case, better a difficult life spent in the service of a meritorious cause, than a life of ease in the service of wickedness.  

Given the brevity of life, any use of your time is a roll of the dice. Are TPA bloggers, such as myself, using the time they have in life well by blogging, or will events proceed regardless of their actions?

As I said, it’s a roll of the dice.

Here is the weekly round-up—   

TxSharon challenges you to view these pictures of domestic drilling Armageddon in the Barnett Shale and still support the Drill and Burn domestic drilling agenda.

U.S. Rep. Ciro Rodriguez’ Republican challenger for the 23rd Congressional seat is taken to task by Mike Thomas of Rhetoric & Rhythm for shirking his responsibility on a critical hospital expansion vote before the Bexar County Commissioner’s Court.

WCNews at Eye On Williamson posts on the GOP’s “latest” energy plan in Carter, Oil, & Hair Of The Dog.

Neil at Texas Liberal asks what would be the impact if polar bears could vote.

Off the Kuff looks at a Texas Monthly overview of the effects of the presidential race on down ballot elections in Texas and offers his criticism of it.

Guest columnist JR Behrman atTexas Kaos has a few strong words about Energy Policy: Democrats Routed. He also has a Texas plan.

Julie Pippert of MOMocrats asks the Obama campaign to explain its absence in Texas after they announced the roll-out of their Spanish language ads as an outreach to Hispanic voters, then discusses a Senate proposal that would require 50% of US cars to have a flexible fuel system by 2012, and finally the MOMocrats share the draft of their position paper to be submitted to the Democratic National Committee for inclusion in the party platform.

McBlogger had a great time at the subprime panel at Netroots Nation. So good in fact that he decided to offer some of his own solutions since the panelists, including the dimwitted Rep. Brad Miller, decided to offer nothing of substance.

XicanoPwr reports on the latest poll by the Pew Hispanic Centeron the Latino vote. Polling shows that 66% of Latino registered voters will support Obama.

Burnt Orange Report points out that commissioner of agriculture Todd Staples finally comes around to what Democrat (and future Ag Commissioner) Hank Gilbert has been saying all along: Texans are being overcharged at the gas pump due to lack of state inspections.

BossKitty at TruthHugger dreams about the “Count Down To Accountability – Bush, Cheney Indictments“.

refinish69 from Doing My Part For The Left invites everyone to meet Annette Taddeo — A true progressive Democrat.

jobsanger writes about how, after years of the Bush presidency, even our closest traditional ally gives the US no credibility in Brits Don’t Trust Bush On Torture.

Obama and the down-ballot races in Texas are the focus of two articles by R.G. Ratcliffe of the Houston Chronicle. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs summarizes, and finds some to agree with and some not.

Mean Rachel writes an open letter to Rep. Elliot Naishtat, encouraging him to consider joining the technology age and starting an inexpensive, user-friendly website, designed specifically for state legislators, with Wired for Change’s DLCCWeb, a Netroots exhibitor.

nytexan at BlueBloggin keeps an eye on Mitch McConnell, the GOP king of distortion and extortion. McConnell plans to block legislation that can impact Americans now and push for a bill whose product will not be seen for 10 years in McConnell Extorts Senate For Off Shore Drilling. McConnell never fails to please Bush and his corporate buddies.

WhosPlayin looks at a new USGS petroleum estimate for the Arctic Circle, and notes that only a small portion of ANWR is estimated to be productive, and that the study doesn’t address economic feasibility.

Vince from Capitol Annextells us that, while indicted former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Sugar Land) won’t accept a presidential pardon, he’d love one from Texas Governor Rick Perry.

CouldBeTrue from South Texas Chisme gets upset with a crappy newspaper article.

July 30, 2008 - Posted by | Blogging, Politics, Texas | , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Last week, you bemoaned the fact the TPA had lowered their membership standards sufficiently to let you in.

    It might be some solace to know that– despite rumors to the contrary– they did not relax standards so far as to allow Panhandle Truth Squad to join their club.

    Keep fighting, Neil. I don’t know of a Texas blog that is of a consistently higher quality.

    Comment by spacedark | July 30, 2008

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