Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day Wrangle

Along with the solemn remembrance of our nation's fallen soldiers today, the Texas Progressive Alliance mourns the victims of yet another senseless mass shooting in California.  Today is a good one for quiet contemplation -- perhaps more than usual -- of a country, indeed a planet, that we may be failing to improve for our children and grandchildren.

Here are the blog posts from last week.

Off the Kuff laments the continued dumbing down of the Texas Senate.

Libby Shaw at Texas Kaos is not the least bit surprised to learn Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, Joe Barton and other Texas GOP routinely read statements and recite agendas that are handed to them by Koch Inc.: Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, Joe Barton, other GOP Serve as shills for the Koch Brothers.

CoudBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wants you to know that Texas Republicans treat seniors like used toilet paper.

Greg Abbott broke lots of bad news about himself last week, but as PDiddie at Brains and Eggs ruefully noted, none of it really seems to matter. The attorney general will just hide from the media for a few days until the dark clouds blow over, while the TXGOP will blame the "librul media".

Horwitz at Texpatriate recaps his experience with the early voting process.

Neil at All People Have Value put in another solid week of quality blogging about a variety of topics both political and otherwise.  All People Have Value is part of


And here's some good reading from other Texas blogs.

jobsanger fears it might be Groundhog Day for Texas Democrats.

Socratic Gadfly warns small Texas towns to be wary of the Texas Public Policy Foundation bearing gifts.

The Inanity of Sanity had a Twitter chat with the Midland woman who paid for the "Abortion Barbie" posters that greeted Wendy Davis in California last week.

Fascist Dyke Motors (formerly Lesbians in My Soup!) has an introductory post about the Sock at the Beginning of the Universe.  In one of the final posts at LiMS, she reminisced about 3400 Montrose.

Egberto Willies added some thoughts to Michael Moore's treatise about the shootings at UC Santa Barbara.

Finally, Houston Matters talks with one of the local pit bull rescue operations about bringing their dogs together with veterans to help them cope with PTSD.

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