Monday, December 01, 2014

The Weekly Wrangle

The Texas Progressive Alliance has awakened from its Thanksgiving food coma long enough to bring you this week's roundup.  Now back to the turkey sandwiches, turkey casseroles, turkey enchiladas, etc.

Off the Kuff is cheering for the Texas same-sex marriage plaintiffs as they move for the stay of the ruling that threw out the ban on same-sex nuptials to be lifted.

Libby Shaw, of Texas Kaos and Daily Kos, is taking a few days off to spend quality time with family. I hope all of our readers had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

Some helpful tips to avoid looking like a jackass with respect to the events in Ferguson, Missouri this past week were offered by PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme disagrees with the GOP view that only rich, white, old men should vote.

Neil at All People Have Value attended the Michael Brown protest march in Houston this past week. The work of freedom is always up to each of us. APHV is part of

The controversial decision in Ferguson sent shockwaves across the country, with many communities immediately engaging in protests. But as Texas Leftist discovered, the Houston protests may yield some substantive progress in the quest to outfit officers with body cameras. Plus, a new video highlight's HPD's work to tackle homelessness.

Texpatriate runs down some of the propsed changes to Houston's city charter.

Bay Area Houston wonders (not really) why we have race problems in America.

Dos Centavos published the entire fact sheet on the president's immigration executive action.

Bluedaze aggregated several days' worth of fracking bad news.


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

The Rivard Report, with a clear view of what "bipartisanship" means these days, reminds us that it only takes a few generations to go from immigrant to hypocrite.

Trail Blazers discovers a blast from the Tom DeLay past, John Colyandro, among the advisers to Greg Abbott.

Socratic Gadfly calls out NY Sen. Chuck Schumer for his backbiting on Obamacare.

The Texas Observer has the story of the Terrell State Hospital's terrible conditions, and the state's even worse response to them: privatize it, using a company with a bad reputation.

Lone Star Ma has had it with the textbook adoption process.

Grits for Breakfast questions Republican funny math on border security funding.

Texans Together discusses hardship exemptions for the Affordable Care Act.

LGBTQ Insider explains another acronym for the spectrum.

And Fascist Dyke Motors relates her personal Twitter troll horror story.

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