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Texas Farm Bureau—Texas Progressive Alliance Blog Round-Up

Here is the most recent Texas Progressive Alliance round-up. The TPA is a confederation of the best political bloggers in Texas.  TPA members are citizen-bloggers working for a better Texas.

With the round-up this week is a picture from the Texas Farm Bureau page on Facebook.

Here is how this picture is described—

“A worn and rusted Texas Farm Bureau sign, posted outside the old Arthur Wurzbach house in Rio Medina, Texas. The name on the sign is Herbert E. Wurzbach, born in 1915 and passed away in 1997. ”  

Here is the Texas Farm Bureau website.

Here is a history of the Texas Farm Bureau from the excellent Handbook of Texas Online. 

Here is a strong history of Texas agriculture from the Handbook. 

Whether it be the example Texas political bloggers blogging on their own time, or that of our fine enterprising Texas farmers, a do it yourself outlook is also well-represented by  the self-starters at Occupy Houston and Occupy Galveston. Find an Occupy effort near you. Or start one yourself.

Every Texan and every American has the ability to attend a public meeting, attend or organize a protest, write or call an elected official, talk to friends and family, start a blog, donate money, write a letter to the editor, volunteer for candidates and causes, engage in acts of civil disobedience, and to run for public office.

The work of democracy and freedom is up to each of us.

Here is the round-up—

Off the Kuff has a school finance lawsuit update.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme catches Greg Abbott being a blithering hypocrite.

Shocker! Hold the presses: Herman Cain and Rick Perry each discover that running for President is hard! Letters From Texas weighs in.

BossKitty at TruthHugger is awakened from a 2011 blog sleep. The run-up to the 2012 Presidential Campaign is disgusting already. Nothing is as it seems and candidates are fluent in fairy tales. The distance between the educated voter and the uneducated voter is huge. Guess which group holds the majority … Campaign Season Op Ed: BossKitty Awakens

There don’t appear to be any obvious winners in the wake of Rick Perry’s implosion and Herman Cain’s Black Walnut meltdown, according to PDiddie at Brains and Eggs. Unless you count Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, that is. And they were winning beforehand.

WCNews at Eye On Williamson posts on the insanity of tax talk in Texas. We can’t keep doing the same thing and expecting different results: Texas tax facts.

Irritated by road construction? McBlogger says don’t blame TXDOT, blame the contractors.

Neil at Texas Liberal noted the unexpected passing of an old friend with a reminder that if you value someone in life, you should contact them now.

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