Here is the weekly posting of the 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.
(Above–Texas and all the nation will be voting on Tuesday, November 6. Image by TUBS.)
In addition to the fine posts linked to below, I’d like to also please offer the endorsement list for candidates in Houston and Harris County as compiled by my friend and fellow blogger Perry Dorrell at the great Texas political blog Brains & Eggs.
Perry has done a lot of work on these endorsement lists at his blog, and what he has determined merits a look. They are the best lists I’m aware of who a liberal might consider at the ballot box in Harris County and Texas in 2012.
As I say every week in this post—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.
We can also seek to impact society by consistently acting in a way that reflects our best values. Or by working on an artistic or creative effort that expands the range of thought and imagination we have in our society.
I run these words each week in this space because there is nothing more important I can say.
The work of freedom and justice is up to each of us.
Here is the round-up—
BossKitty at TruthHugger is sick of the prevailing backwards attitude of some GOP candidates. Maybe their flawed understanding demonstrates where America’s education system has failed:Legitimacy Denied for Rape and Climate. And, with permission, is able to share this awesomeRepublican Rape Advisory Chart that speaks for itself. And BossKitty sees significance in the clash between a hurricane and a cold front: God’s Will And The 2012 Election.
Not all Republicans favor rapists… but all rapists — just like all racists — vote Republican. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs gets the breaking news straight from a rapist himself.
Rick Perry has his own Solyandra problem Libby Shaw tells us about the governor’s high tech investment bust. Unlike the phony baloney Soladra issue, Rick’s little scheme managed to pick four losers to back. Read all about it at TexasKaos.
At the local level, Neil at Texas Liberal said that Ann Johnson merits your support and your efforts in Texas House District 134. At a global level, Neil said that global warming may well play a part in the big super storm impacting the United States.
CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wants to know how shooting a truck full of unarmed Latinos from a helicopter can be good criminal justice procedure for the DPS?