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No Tea At Tea Party Event—TPA Round-Up

Above you see a picture of the offerings at the King Street Patriots Tea Party press conference that I attended two day ago.

There were cookies and water. But no tea.

I wish there had been a Long Island Iced Tea.

I did have a cookie.

I attended this press conference to learn about Tea Party and Republican efforts to suppress the vote in Harris County in order to help far-right wing candidates.

At the moment, these folks are harassing the Houston Votes registration drive in the county. On Election Day and for early voting, they intend to send out poll watchers to quite possible intimidate poor voters and minority voters.

We must support Houston Votes as we support freedom and the American Way.

Also, please note below the weekly round-up of the Texas Progressive Alliance. The TPA is a confederation of the best political bloggers in Texas.

Liberal political activists work hard to include all people in our democracy. What a contrast from the Tea Party gospel of exclusion.

The round-up—

This past week Off the Kuff did three interviews with State House candidates — Joe MontemayorRick Molina, and Silvia Mintz.

Bay Area Houston wonders why the Texas Federation of Pecker Heads have have endorsed Rick Perry.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme calls out all Republicans clamoring for ‘small government’. Why do Republicans want more tainted food and another BP disaster?

Libby Shaw is fed up with the Party O’ No. She gives us chapter and verse as to why in Bereft of Solutions and Ideas, The GOP Gins Up Controversy. Check it out at TexasKaos.

WhosPlayin posted documents obtained by the Hank Gilbert campaignshowing alarming gaps in Texas food safety and a Texas Department of Agriculture that seems more concerned about appearances than anything else. On the lighter side, local governments are struggling for cash and seeking corporate sponsorships on public facilities. Hopefully someone will pull the plug on this deal.

PDiddie posts about the hysteria and hyperbole surrounding the Manhattan Islamic center in Mosquerade, at Brains and Eggs.

Neil at Texas Liberal offered up a picture of the excellent new wheelchair ramp on the beach in Galveston. This ramp was paid for with our taxpayer dollars and was built by government, for the good of all people of Galveston and for the good of all people who visit Galveston. Without government, we would live like barbarians to an even far greater extent than we do at current.

August 29, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

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