Monday, November 24, 2014

Pre-Turkey Day Wrangle

The Texas Progressive Alliance knows that even in a bad political year it has plenty to be thankful for as it brings you this week's roundup.

Off the Kuff highlights Texas for Marriage, a new grassroots group whose goal is to bring marriage equality to our state.

Libby Shaw, writing for Texas Kaos as well as for Daily Kos, is not surprised to know Greg Abbott has jumped on the Obama bashing bandwagon on immigration. Funny how the actual lawless ones try to pin their sins on the POTUS. Greg Abbott's reaction to immigration? The usual. TX Dems are not giving up.

Even as the United States Senate in the 114th Congress looks to be one of the most freakishly conservative in almost a hundred years, PDiddie at Brains and Eggs reminds everyone that -- two years from now -- nearly half of that Republican majority has to be defended, and many of those seats are in blue states. So maybe Democrats can work on building turnout then...?

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is furious over Greg Abbott's plan to take money away from projects that promote the general welfare. What does Abbott want to do with our money? Harass Mexicans and hurt the image of the Rio Grande Valley.

Easter Lemming Liberal News noted a Pants on Fire ruling from PolitiFact. Not their rating over an Obama statement on the XL pipeline but Easter Lemming's rating of PolitiFact's lie.

The Lewisville Texan Journal reported on the 3.3 magnitude earthquake that shook Irving. And Bluedaze, having reported on many of these, has a few comments also.

Texpatriate responded to the president's executive order on immigration.

Eye on Williamson had the news about the second resignation of the county's elections administrator.


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

Trail Blazers covered megachurch hate pastor John Hagee's speech to the largest Christian Zionist organization in the US, where he declared that President Obama is an anti-Semite.

Socratic Gadfly observed that Obama's immigration plans lays bare all the fears of the birthers.

The Texas Election Law Blog gently criticizes three less-than-stellar arguments from the week's news.

The Rivard Report highlights Texas' achievements in renewable energy.

The TSTA Blog reminds us that vouchers are a bad answer for education.

Newsdesk reviews Ted Cruz's "politics as prop comedy" act on net neutrality and other Internet issues.

Grits for Breakfast is busy analyzing pre-filed criminal justice bills.

Texas Clean Air Matters calls out ERCOT for missing the big picture on clean energy.

Better Texas Blog reminds us that immigrants drive Texas' economic success.

Concerned Citizens surveys the now much more interesting San Antonio mayoral landscape.

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