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Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up—My Conversation With Congressman Al Green

At the bottom of this post is the weekly round-up of the Texas Progressive Alliance. The TPA is a confederation of the best political bloggers in Texas.

In the picture above you see Houston Congressman Al Green marching in a Houston Martin Luther King Parade last week.

Mr. Green is a Democrat representing the Ninth Congressional District of Texas.

You see that Mr. Green is waiving at me as I take his picture.

I’m certain the Congressman is thinking something like—“Greetings to you my fellow citizen”

I feel he is also thinking—“Hello Texas Liberal readers.”

The Congressman did come over and shake my hand.

I told him—“You tell Obama to start fighting.”

I’ve been frustrated that President Obama does not advocate more forcefully for the causes he says he supports while at the same time Tea Party crazies are running wild.

In response to my statement Congressman Green said “Yeah” and went on his way.

I think Congressman Green and I really connected.

Click here to visit Congressman Green’s “Virtual Office”

Maybe when nobody is looking you can steal a  “virtual paperweight”

The round-up—

Off the Kuff takes a look at some demographic trends in the Houston area.

Something STINKS about TCEQ’s recent Fort Worth air study. Considering that the Barnett Shale has a staggering asthma rate of 25% compared to 7.1% statewide, TXsharon thinks it’s time for an intervention in Texas. Bluedaze: DRILLING REFORM FOR TEXAS.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme, along with every other progressive, knows why Democrats are having a hard time. Even theTea Party activists know that our country should not be run by corporate lobbyists.

WCNews at Eye On Williamson discusses the importance of the elections this year: 2010 races loom large for 2011 legislative redistricting. Continue reading

January 24, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 3 Comments