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This Place Is A Pit—I’m Still Here

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Above you see a picture of a mining pit of one kind or another that I saw from the airplane when I was flying back home to Houston from Los Angeles last week.

Here are recent articles about mining from the great British newspaper The Guardian.

I’ve not been posting much on Texas Liberal of late, but I am working on a new project.

I’m working on a new website that I plan to have up and running soon. This new website will have a photo essay of a kind, a metaphoric universe and solar system, some poems, and a blog about the 2013 City of Houston elections.

The new website will be called NeilAquino.com.

Thanks to everybody still checking out the blog from time-to-time and thanks to folks visiting the blog for the first time. I’ll still be posting on Texas Liberal off and on until the new site is published.

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March 25, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 3 Comments

If You Have The Chance To Ride The Pacific Coast Highway, You Should Avail Yourself Of That Chance

Here is a picture from earlier this week of along the way on the Pacific Coast Highway.

If you have the chance to ride along the Pacific Coast Highway, you should avail yourself of that chance.

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March 15, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | | 2 Comments

Los Angeles National Cemetery

Here is a picture of the Los Angeles National Cemetery that I took earlier this week.

I often try to go to a veterans cemetery when I’m on the road.

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March 15, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 3 Comments

This Street Looks Like How One Might Imagine Beverly Hills

Here is a street in Beverly Hills, California that I drove on earlier this week.

Lined with tall palm trees, this street seemed to at least fit a conception of what Beverly Hills might look like.

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March 15, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | | 1 Comment

LAPD Helicopter Flying Over Santa Monica Beach

Here is a picture of an LAPD helicopter flying over Santa Monica beach today.

It was a nice sunny day in Southern California today.

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March 10, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 1 Comment

Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up—The Work Of Freedom Is Up To Each Of Us

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Below 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.

As I say each time I post the round-up—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 repeat these thoughts so often on the blog because there is nothing more important I can say.

Here is the round-up along with some bonus posts from other top Texas bloggers—

Off the Kuff looks at how the 2012 election results differed from 2008 in State Senate and SBOEdistricts.

DosCentavos‘ Fidencio Leija reports on the work of HOPE in the End of Course testing debate.

There is a troll hiding in plain sight on the United States Supreme Court, and PDiddie at Brains and Eggs says it’s going to take a lot of willpower not to feed it.

Over at TexasKaos, Lightseeker reports on the charter school money grab, aided by the usual suspect. Check it out – Charter Schools Make Play for Huge Increase in Public Funding 

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wants you to know that a couple of our Supreme Court Justices don’t appreciate racism. Lets hope that number rises to at least five for the Voting Rights Act.

The problem for our state’s “leaders” is that they’ve been telling us for so long that we have a spending problem, they have no answer when it becomes obvious that we don’t have a spending problem. That’s why WCNews at Eye on Williamson says we have a lack of spending problem in Texas.

Neil at Texas Liberal did not post so much this past week. However, Neil remains at work on a new website to be published this April to be called NeilAquino.com. This website will have a photo essay extolling the intellectual virtues of everyday life , a metaphorical history of existence, some poems and a blog about the 2013 City of Houston elections. For the TPA round-up this week, Neil has submitted a popular Texas Liberal post about the famous Dogs Playing Poker paintings.

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And here are some more interesting posts from Texas blogs.

See creationism opponent Zack Kopplin on the Bill Moyers show, via Creationist Vouchers.

Brewed and Never Battered and Open The Taps give an update on the legislative effort to improve the lot of Texas microbreweries and brewpubs. Continue reading

March 8, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Testing Testing Testing

I’ll be in Los Angeles soon on vacation. I’d like to make some posts from Los Angeles with the WordPress app on my phone. It has been a few months since I used this app and this post is a test.

The picture is of Houston Mayor Annise Parker from the monthly blogger lunch today.

Thanks for reading Texas Liberal.

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March 8, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Fall Of Man Into Tusks Of Evil Laughing Wolly Mammoth

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Above is a picture I took last week at the Morian Hall of Paleontology at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

In this picture it appears that a person is falling into the tusks of an evil laughing Woolly Mammoth.

I’m not certain that this image was the intent of the folks who desgined the exhibit, but I have to commend the result in any event.

March 5, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 1 Comment