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I’m Voting For Bill White For Governor Of Texas—Blogger Round-Up

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

With the round-up this week, is a picture I ripped off from the Bill White for Governor Facebook page.

The Governor Perry supporters with that sign might be better off in one of our public schools in Texas.

I’m voting for Bill White in the Democratic primary for Governor of Texas and I will vote for him in the general election.

Mr. White, a former Mayor of Houston, is the Democrat most able to win the Governor’s office in 2010.

I believe Mayor White has a clear sense of the problems of poverty, poor educational achievement, and no health insurance that afflict many Texans.

This is state with millions of people, and the problems we have are so bad and impact so many people that we just have to get Rick Perry out of the Governor’s chair before he does any more harm.

We can’t go on talking about secession and refusing federal money when people who need help in Texas go unheard.

We need to help make sure that hard working people in our state can get health benefits and that they have a chance to get a decent education.

Mayor White is shown in this Houston Chronicle poll to be only six points behind Governor Perry with 13% undecided. This is a race that can be won.

Here is the web home for White Campaign.

The round-up—

The Texas Cloverleaf highlights the sentencing of GOP Denton County Constable Ken Jannereth. Probation, anger management, laying off the bottle, and maybe more to come for the disgraced lawman.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is watching two Texas Counties fight it out with their district attorneys over legal duties.

Bay Area Houston says Teabaggers claim illiterate Blacks elected Obama.

Is your gas wet or dry? Despite industry spin, it seems to not matter.TCEQ testing shows Barnett Shale “Dry Gas” health hazard. TXsharon thanks state representative Lon Burnam for wading through the recent TCEQ testing report to find the truth, in Bluedaze: DRILLING REFORM FOR TEXAS.

Over at TexasKaos, lightseeker connects Obama’s big picture with our big picture in Obama’s Problem is Our Problem In a Nutshell. Is our future Sarah Palin, Tea Baggers, and failure?

This week at Left of College Station, Teddy interviews several members of the GLBTcommunity at Texas A&M while investigating what it is like to be gay in Aggieland. LoCS also takes a look atAmerican’s ignorance of current events and the political process and has a report on the local campaign spending and donations. Left of College Station also covers the week in headlines.

McBlogger notes that the Nuge was campaigning for 39% over the weekend. Can’t you just feel the greasy, smelly excitement?

WCNews at Eye On Williamson looks at how the legislature is already laying the groundwork for adding sales taxes to items currently excluded like bottled water, basic internet service, and coin operated services in House Ways and Means Committee to look at “Certain Sales Tax Exemptions & Exclusions.

Off the Kuff looks at the effect of the “Citizens United” ruling on judicial elections in Texas.

WhosPlayin is neck-deep in local issues in North Texas, having spent the weekend with the Lewisville City Council at their retreat, and noting that the local school district is discouraging candidates from running for school board.

This week at Texas Vox Citizen Sarah geeked out on the new energy generation plan presented to Austin City Council. May not sound too snazzy but there’s enormous potential there to reduce carbon emissions, build up our local economy, and improve public health with this plan, so she thinks it is pretty cool.

Neil at Texas Liberal commented that office building janitors in Houston have set up a Facebook page as they prepare for a new round of contract negotiations in 2010. All work has merit and all people should be paid a living wage.

Yesterday was huge for New Orleans but it was also TeaBagger Rally Day in northwest Harris County, as PDiddie at Brains and Eggs recounted in “Rick and Ted’s (and Sarah’s) Excellent Super Bowl Sunday Venture”.

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February 14, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. do you think tha Bil White will be able to get a State income tax for us to pay for the damage done by that God forsaken Perry?

    Comment by roberta | June 29, 2010

  2. Yup that is a typical liberal,more taxes more taxes. can he get us more money by taxing the ever loving crap out of everyone? There is a limit to what can be drawn from the bucket. And now we are real close to it. You liberals need to wake up.

    Comment by garon | September 27, 2010

  3. Garon—I feel that Mr. White does not in fact support the taxing of the ever loving crap of the people of Texas.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | September 27, 2010


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