Monday, February 23, 2015

The Weekly Wrangle

The Texas Progressive Alliance congratulates Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant on the event of their wedding as it brings you this week's roundup.

Off the Kuff took issue with the initial reactions to the SD26 special election runoff result.

Light seeker at Texas Kaos continues to take down Fox News and its cynical use of fear, divide & conquer strategies, and false equivalencies. Its tactics are literally tearing us apart. The Fear and Hate Chronicles (Part 2), and Part I can be found here.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme sees the Republican hatred of non-white people is stronger than their need to show off their manly (sic) military muscles. Their ignorance has a price and their plutocrat owners, unfortunately, are not the ones paying.

WCNews at Eye on Williamson explains that tax cuts are for the rich, with tax increases for everyone else in Dan Patrick's world (that we're now all living in): A Slow Migration - Patrick's Tax Swap Scheme.

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein's Texas tour now includes College Station and Laredo, in addition to this week's Monday evening and Tuesday appearances in the Houston area. PDiddie's Brains and Eggs has more details.

Texas Leftist marks Sylvester Turner's official entry in to the Houston mayor's race.

Neil at All People Have Value took a nighttime walk. APHV is part of


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

Unfair Park looks into some rather unconventional speakers for Earth Day Texas 2015.

RG Ratcliffe takes a deeper dive into Greg Abbott's campaign finance reports, and Socratic Gadfly points out some additional things we're learning about the new governor.

Carol Morgan tallies the cost of campus carry at Texas Tech University: $7 million.

The Lunch Tray finds another example of craven grandstanding at the expense of children's health.

HOU Equality reminds us that discrimination happens all around us, all the time.

TFN Insider reports from the faith leaders' rally for LGBT rights at the Capitol.

Grits for Breakfast does not see marijuana "legalization", however one defines that, in the cards this year.

Finally, In The 84th looks at the current legislative session in the most logical way, with GIFs and snark.

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