Monday, August 03, 2015

The Weekly Wrangle

The Texas Progressive Alliance prefers attorneys general who aren't themselves lawbreakers as it brings you this week's roundup.

Off the Kuff is dismayed but not surprised by the business community's apathy about the coming effects of climate change in Texas.

Ken Paxton's indictments broke news on Saturday afternoon, about 24 hours later than PDiddie at Brains and Eggs predicted. The one remaining question is: how long does our lazy-eyed attorney general twist in the wind before Gov. Greg Abbott cuts down his stinking carcass?

Nonsequiteuse is concerned we may never get back through the looking glass. She realizes that facts are a quaint vestige of simpler times, but cannot resist offering not one but five of them, plus a conclusion, an opinion, and even a bonus prediction about Ken Paxton's pending felony indictment, words that give her great delight to type over and over and over again.

South Texas Chisme reports that the city of McAllen has embraced the humanitarian aspects of border immigration, and Dos Centavos makes the observation that Cesar Chavez ain't got nothin' on Bernie Sanders.

Texas Leftist follows the developing story of the Astrodome's latest funding-for-rehabilitation proposal.

Socratic Gadfly talks about the initial rollout of Congress' "new" energy plan and how so little of it is new.

John Coby at Bay Area Houston exposes the latest WART on the GOP: the Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women.

TXsharon at Bluedaze has a recent fracking news roundup.

McBlogger breaks down whatever dumbass thing was said by Michael Bloomberg about raising the minimum wage.

Neil at All People Have Value made note of former President Jimmy Carter referring to the U.S. as an oligarchy. APHV is part of


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

Scott Braddock analyzes the Donald Trump-inspired proxy war between Rick Perry and Ted Cruz.

Somervell County Salon posts about not wanting to see certain content on one's Facebook timelines, Twitter feeds, and blog comments.

Grits for Breakfast recounts the coverage of the emotional and confrontational Texas House committee inquiry into the death of Sandra Bland.

State Impact Texas reports that as crude oil rides the rails to Houston, Texas firefighters are preparing for the worst-case scenarios.

Lone Star Ma prays for peace and justice.

David Ortez explains what the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance is and why it matters.

Street Smart shows how sacrificing the local street grid for highways can be devastating to the surrounding area.

The Texas Election Law Blog has some hope for restoring regulatory balance to the voting rights process.

Yellow Doggerel Democratic Views notes the passing of Firedoglake and the birth of Shadowproof.

And Fascist Dyke Motors uses a Buzzfeed-style click bait headline, which has nothing to do with Part One of her story, which unfortunately has no Part Two.

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