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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.
Mary Peters loves her some private toll roads, which is understandable since her income depends on stupid people at TXDOT selling off our roads. McBlogger, understandably, has a problem with the fact thattaxpayers have to get screwed for Mary and her masters to make money.

A few of PDiddie’s friends around the state are taking a crack at public office this year. See who they are at Brains and Eggs.

Bay Area Houston notices what they didn’t talk about at the Republican debates.

Neil at Texas Liberal updated his Martin Luther King reading & reference list for 2010. This list is the best such resource on the web.

MUD? FWSD? WTF? Developer welfare comes back into the light in Denton County, at the Texas Cloverleaf.

January 24, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,


  1. Dear bill,

    We were all appalled by the Supreme Court’s sellout to Corporate America. Now it’s time to fight back. Tens of thousands of you have signed on to fight against the legalization of bribery and the corporate takeover of our country.

    And I have some good news. House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers is our first ally.

    As you know, I’ve introduced six bills that will help save our democracy. One of them, the ‘End Corporate Collusion Act’ (HR 4433), applies antitrust law to break up corporate political committees.

    This bill has been referred to the Judiciary Committee for action. And the chair of that committee, Mr. Conyers, has signed on to the bill as its first cosponsor! Conyers is the second longest serving Member of the House, elected in 1965.

    Can you call Chairman Conyers and thank him for helping us preserve democracy? His office phone number is 202-225-5126, or you can fill out his contact form at: http://conyers.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.OnlineContactForm

    Please tell him that you are grateful he has joined our cause to save our democracy, and thank him for signing on to HR 4433.

    The fight has just begun.


    Alan Grayson
    Member of Congress

    WE ALL NEED TO CALL OUR REPS AND OTHER REPS AND TELL THEM TO GET OBAMA TO FIGHT AND FIGHT HARD. sorry for the cap locks. Coyner and Greyson are doing something and need all our support

    Comment by bill brady | January 24, 2010

  2. Bill—Thank you for posting this.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | January 25, 2010

  3. I have been a liberal all my voting life. The first presidential ballot I cast was for JFK. I now live in the political cesspool of No. Texas. I have my absentee ballot for the Dem. primary and don’t have a clue who’s what. Would someone be kind enough to tell me which are the liberals?

    Comment by William Selmi | February 5, 2010

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