Monday, October 01, 2007

The Weekly Wrangle

Time again for this week's edition of the Texas Progressive Alliance's Blog Round-Up, compiled by Vince from Capitol Annex.

Blue 19th wonders: Can someone ask Randy Neugebauer why he hates college students?

Evan at the Houston GLBT Political Caucus Blog asks: Where is the Human Rights Campaign as leaders in Congress are considering leaving transgender workers out of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act because, unlike other GLBT political organizations, HRC -- no, not Hillary -- has been silent (and that's not acceptable).

In How are these alike? Fort Worth and Wise County TXsharon of Bluedaze warns Fort Worth residents about the dangers of Barnett Shale drilling, conflicts of interest and good-old-boy politics.

McBlogger goes all medieval on the Texas Transportation Commission's derriere... Like toll roads? Not McBlogger!

Texas Kaos community member Carol Gee gives a primer on terms we're all going to need to become more familiar with in 50 Ways to Understand the Protect America Act.

Managing diabetes is a real pain, according to PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.

WCNews at Eye on Williamson analyzes the latest actions in his statehouse district in Krusee's Influence And Credibility Are Gone, Time For HD-52 To Start Over.

BossKitty at Blue Bloggin notes that Lloyd Doggett hits Bush in the nose again, and this time it's about SCHIP. She also tells of some of the antics of Pete Sessions on the vote -- and how it's all about earmarks.

In a pair of posts, Nat-Wu at Three Wise Men asks if the city of Irving is practicing racist law enforcement.

Off the Kuff takes a look at State Proposition 2, an education bond issue that should not be confused with the Houston ISD's more controversial referendum.

Over at Stop Cornyn, Matt tells us how John Cornyn has once again voted against Texas children. Another post at Stop Cornyn notes just how out of touch the junior senator's vote was.

Texas Toad at North Texas Liberal talks about the Project Farm Team meeting, with guest speaker Vince Leibowitz, and how that organization can turn Denton County blue.

The Texas Blue, one of the recent additions to the Texas Progressive Alliance, has an audio interview with state representative Kirk England, who discusses his background and what motivated his recent decision to switch from Republican to Democratic.

Vince at Capitol Annex tells us how Rick Perry's decision to order the state's two largest retirement systems to divest in Iranian-related investments could cause a special session.

B and B says Stop the Border Wall.

Half Empty takes note of the huge issue that is the Trans Texas Corridor. Hal attended Hank Gilbert's informative discussion this past Saturday and reports.

Refinish69 at Doing My Part For The Left gives his views about people saying 'elect any Democrat' and why he thinks that is total BS in Rick Noriega, Dan Grant and John Edwards: 3 Great Democrats To Get Elected.

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