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Old Hoss Gives The Middle Finger

I seek to run a family friendly blog.

However, I do enjoy the picture you see above of Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Old Hoss Radbourn giving the camera—and all people— the middle finger back in the 1880’s.

I did not know that the middle finger was extended in the fashion to give offense as far back as the 1880’s.

But it seems that giving the middle finger goes back many many years.

Old Hoss Radbourn is known for winning 59 games a pitcher during the 1884 season while pitching for the now defunct Providence Grays of the National League.

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Please Visit Texas Progressive Alliance Bloggers Every Chance You Get

Here is the weekly posting of the Texas Progressive Alliance round-up. The TPA is a confederation of the best political bloggers in Texas.

(Above—A Texas scene. Though I suppose it could be from any number of other states as well. The caption on the photo said Texas.)

Please visit TPA bloggers every chance you get.

The round-up—

WCNews at Eye On Williamson posts about Rick Perry still in denial about the economy in Texas: Trying to make a living in the best state not to have a job in.

Off the Kuff examined the possibility of a Libertarian effect on the governor’s race.

Bay Area Houston has an opinion on Renew Houston’s new tax for drainage improvements.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme thinks that the Republican running for Harris County Clerk is an idiot.

News you won’t hear on the Lamestream Media this week is that the conservative/TeaBag/GOP momentum peaked three weeks too soon, while the liberal/progressive/Democratic momentum is surging. You can wait a month and learn what happened on FOX … or you can read all about it now at PDiddie’s Brains and Eggs. Continue reading

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