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Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up With Santa Elena Canyon Photo

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Below is the weekly Texas Progressive Alliance Round-up.

Above is Santa Elena Canyon with the Rio Grande running through the canyon. The picture was taken by one Daniel Schwen. Santa Elena Canyon is part of Big Bend National Park in Texas. 

It would be nice to see a canyon and a river like that. I’ve never seen anything like that in person except for the time I passed through the Rocky Mountains on a Greyhound Bus.

The round up—

WhosPlayin only had Random Thoughtsthis week, but guest blogger Calvin Tillman — mayor of Dish, TX — weighed in with his thoughts on the Stacked Deck being dealt by the Texas Railroad Commission and their bias towards the interests of the oil and gas companies.

At Left of College Station, Teddy reports on the recent increase in violence, the withdrawal of troops, and the possibility of what could happen in the war that has vanished from public debate: the fading war in Iraq.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme says the Voter ID debacle demonstrates the differences between Republicans and Democrats.

Off the Kuff takes a look at a battle between cities and some legislators over red light cameras.

WCNews at Eye On Williamsonposts on the great job his Democratic state representative in HD-52 is doing this session in Diana Maldonado’s Legislation.

TXsharon asked you to help Close the Halliburton Loophole and it looks like it’s working, but don’t let up on the pressure yet. From Bluedaze: DRILLING REFORM FOR TEXAS

New TPA member blog Castle Hills Democratsran a satire piece by the blogger’s good friend Melinda, poking fun at those who say they’re Tired of Big Government.

Neil at Texas Liberal has been accepted as a member of the Academy of Political Science. Also, Neil finds that Houston’s District H Council special election makes him ill.

This week, the Republican’s sent out an email asking people to fight… for toll roads. McBlogger, predictably, thought their arguments were pretty weak.

Rick Carney, Gov. Suckseed’s political consultant, likened efforts to broaden the appeal of the Texas Republican Party “becoming a whorehouse”, and for some reason several of Kay Bailey’s female supporters took offense. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs pops the corn and documents the atrocity.

Over at TexasKaos, TxSharon begs Congress to Close the Halliburton Loophole. She explains that the drilling industry is the only industry allowed to pump toxics into our water sources without special permission.

BossKitty at TruthHugger is totally pissed off that Republicans continue to take paranoid revenge on Democracy when it comes to serious legislation. They play dirty and spiteful games to get their pet projects injected into serious bills to help battered American retirees: Retiring Early In Self Defense Could Be A Mistake.

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  1. i just drove to n carolina and back and the smokey mountains are the only thing tenn. has going for it. the carolinas and the south east is a strange foreign place where i do not belong. i find that i do not belong anywhere

    Comment by bill brady | May 31, 2009

  2. It’s hard to find a place to belong. I feel that often with life having taken me to Texas.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | May 31, 2009

  3. lets face it we dont belong anywhere, we could not stay nor did we want to in the escape of youth, that too got old.

    Comment by bill brady | May 31, 2009

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