Here is the weekly posting of the Texas Progressive Alliance round-up. The TPA is a confederation of the best political bloggers in Texas. There are more than 7 member blogs in the TPA, but sometimes they don’t always get to taking part in the round-up. People are busy.
With the round-up this week, is a picture I took a few days ago when I was registering my car at the Harris County Tax Assessor-Collectors office. I often try to do things with real people instead of online so that people can have jobs.
For the people who are waiting in line at this office to deal with their cars, there is a television to help folks pass the time.
What was not okay was the fact that right-wing Fox News was on the TV.
The Tax Assessor, who is also in-charge of voter registration in Harris County, is a Republican.
But the business being conducted each day in his office should be non-partisan.
There is no reason to put Fox on that TV but to annoy people who do not like Fox.
It is a minor matter, but it does give you some sense of the absence of even a pretense of handling the people’s business in an impartial way that we so often see from Harris County Republicans. You also see here just some of the cheapness in the character of these people.
My friend John Coby at Bay Area Houston has written many posts about the failure of this office to do it’s job in a proper way. Here is one of these posts.
There is no way in hell Txsharon could pick just one post from this hellish week in the Barnett Shale, so she did a recap, at Bluedaze: DRILLING REFORM FOR TEXAS.San Antonio hospitals are dumping seriously ill homeless patients at Haven for Hope.