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Governor Perry To Attend Opening Of New King Street Patriots Tea Party Office In Houston—TPA Round-Up

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

With the round-up, I’d like to give some equal time to the King Street Patriots Tea Party group.

The King Street Patriots Tea Party will be opening a new headquarters on Monday, May 16 at 7:00 PM. This new headquarters will be located at 7232 Wynnwood Lane in Houston.

(Update 5/15/11 —There will be a protest.) 

According to the notice of the event, Governor Rick Perry will be attending.

The notice also says you must RSVP to attend. It does not restrict attendance in any way. All you have to do is RSVP.

Given that the Tea Party talks about holding our politcal leaders accountable, I think that it would be consistent with the purpose of this gathering for citizens to attend and ask the Governor respectful questions about public affairs in Texas.

I’m certain that such questions would be seen by Tea Party supporters as true to the Tea Party mission of public participation in civic affairs.

The King Street Patriots also say in the announcment—“King Street has NO major underwriters/silent partners/conservative Santa Claus. We exist SOLELY through the generosity of patriots like you.”

It is wonderful that so many freedom loving citizens are paying the expenses for this new headquarters. I congratulate the King Street Patriots Tea Party. I’m certain that claim of self-funding would stand up to any scrutiny.

How heartening it is that the Governor of a big state like Texas would just drop on by a humble little event sponsored by citizen-patriots who give of themselves for the good of our nation.

The round-up—

Marxists, CFL light bulbs, and Paul Tsongas? These topics and more were discussed during Congressman Michael Burgess’ recent town hall meeting in Frisco, covered by the Texas Cloverleaf.

We have a new map for the State House. Off the Kuff has a first look at it.

At TexasKaos, liberaltexan explains the Republican Path to Plutocracy. Are you listening, Paul Ryan?

Former Texas Lt. Governor Bill Hobby served in the office longer than anybody else. So when he sounded the alarm on the Great State’s lack of leadership, in a poem he wrote entitled “The Perverted Village,” Letters From Texas figured people better listen up.

Texas state comptroller Susan Combs is under intense fire for allowing the personal data of 3.5 million Texans to be left unsecured online for more than a year. Calls for her resignation and various lawsuits aren’t being quelled by her belated apologies and offers to pay for credit monitoring services for those affected. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs sees a political career crashing in flames, and a scrum among the GOP sharks in the tank to eventually replace her. Continue reading

May 8, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 3 Comments