Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up W/Picture Of The Cast Of Dallas
Here is the weekly posting of the Texas Progressive Alliance round-up. The TPA is a confederation of the best political bloggers in Texas.
With the round-up this week is a picture of the cast of the TV show Dallas.
That show was some real fine entertainment.
I’ve been in Texas for almost 12 years now, but I’m sorry to say I’ve never been to the Southfork Ranch.
You can take a tour of the Southfork Ranch in Plano, Texas. Here is part of what you can see and do if you visit Southfork —
“Re-live some of the memorable moments from “Dallas” in the “Dallas Legends” Exhibit. See the gun that shot J.R., Lucy’s wedding dress, video clips from the series, interviews with the stars, and other memorabilia that will make you feel right at home with the most infamous Texans of them all, the Ewings….As you depart the Mansion, feel free to stroll through the ranch grounds, and stop and visit “Lincoln’s and Longhorns,” displaying Jock Ewing’s original 1978 Lincoln Continental. Guests can shop here for “Dallas”-inspired men’s and ladies apparel, decor, and accessories.”
You can’t beat all that for culture. I’m going to have to visit Southfork some day. Doing so would indeed make me a real Texan.
Here is the round-up—
Something bubbles up from the ground in Bartonville. Could this be why so many dogs nearby have cancer? Since drilling toxins were found in Barnett Shale residents’ blood and urine, maybe it’s time to test the animals too. TXsharon struggles to keep pace with the latest Barnett Shale news at Bluedaze: DRILLING REFORM FOR TEXAS.
The Texas Cloverleaf highlights the case of the Christmas goose in Flower Mound.
It was a wild week for the economy and, surprisingly, for economic history. McBlogger takes a look at one historical revisionist who likes misrepresentation almost as much as Ayn Rand. Then he goes on to explain just what Goldman Sachs did.
Neil at Texas Liberal wrote a comprehensive preview post of the upcoming election in the United Kingdom. Election Day is May 6. The post is being updated daily with new developments and it took some time to write. So please give it a look if you find the topic to be interest.
WCNews at Eye On Williamson shows that the 2006 Texas tax swap created a $5 billion annual budget hole and the bill is coming due next year: Texas Republicans created a budget shortfall to cut programs that help working Texans.
Over at TexasKaos, Libby Shaw catches up with Johnny Cronyn . He and Mitch McConnell “continue[s] to serve the banksters of Wall Street their breakfast in bed.” More to the point, Libby explains the battle lines being drawn between Obama and the Dems and those lap dogs of the privileged, the Republican Pary. Check it out: John Cornyn, Mitch McConnell, the GOP Stand by Their Wall Street Man .
The TeaBaggers and the regular GOP nuts fought each other to a stand-off on Election Runoff Day. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs has the sordid details.
In Flower Mound, gas drillers have crossed the line into express advocacy in local elections, sending out a letter to mineral owners telling them who to vote for in a town council election. WhosPlayinhas the deets.