Monday, June 02, 2014

The Weekly Wrangle

The Texas Progressive Alliance celebrates the passage of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance as it brings you this week's roundup.

Off the Kuff tries to figure out what the runoff results might mean for November.

Libby Shaw at Texas Kaos is disgusted by the gutter campaign tactics employed by Republicans during this election cycle. Where are the issues? Texas GOP: No Blow is too Low. Bring on the Boats, Hoes and Abortion Barbie.

Letters from Texas contemplates the existential dilemma of Log Cabin Republicans.

Horwitz at Texpatriate laments the state of Texas after Dan Patrick moves one step closer to the Lieutenant Governor's office.

How much does it cost for Greg Abbott to change his mind? PDiddie at Brains and Eggs is glad you asked! That's on sale right now for $350,000, and if you buy before the end of the month, he might be flexible on the price.

After a landmark week in local politics, Texas Leftist shares the true importance of passing the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. It's not just about preventing discrimination; HERO actually makes Houston a safer city as well.

WCNews at Eye on Williamson points out that Congressman John Carter (R-Round Rock) didn't care about the problems at the VA until he thought he could score political points with them: Carter knew about VA problems back in 2012.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wonders if your local paper was pushing the propaganda for the energy oligarchs. The Dallas Morning News, as well as others, did.

Neil at All People Have Value offered support to folks protesting against the huge amount of wasted money being spent on World Cup soccer in Brazil while basic needs go unmet. Neil says the real money needs to go to everyday people and not only the well-connected few. All People Have Value is part of


And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.

Socratic Gadfly caught wind of some post-runoff election rumors.

Nonsequiteuse related a sadly-too-common tale of street harassment.

Grits for Breakfast worried about the high number of child abuse rulings that are subsequently overturned on appeal.

Todo Texas wondered who the next batch of rising Latino political stars in Texas will be once the Castro brothers go national.

Texas Vox noted the correlation between smart subsidies for solar energy and job growth.

The Lunch Tray penned a letter to Michelle Obama.

Texas Watch had five things you need to do to get ready for hurricane season.

PTA Mom asserted that everything she needed to know about politics she learned from school board elections.

Juanita Jean told the best story ever about Pat Robertson and Saran wrap.

And finally, BeyondBones commemorates the Normandy invasion on its 70th anniversary.

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