Monday, February 23, 2009

Post-Oscar Wrangle

Vince Leibowitz (who wrangles the best of the Texas left-o-sphere each week) notes: "The round-up got drunk at an Oscar party, and I had to chase it up and down the street before one of the dogs finally caught it. Evidently it was upset that the lady from My Cousin Vinny did not win another Academy Award. "

WhosPlayin presents a short video about what oil and gas pipelines have done to Dish, Texas.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme encourages adults -- not Republicans -- to frame and address the problems that drug cartels bring to Mexico and the US.

BossKitty at TruthHugger is appalled at the gullible taxpaying public who falls for the most obvious preparer scams in Stimulus Rebate Good - Fast Refunds Bad.

The Texas Cloverleaf talks about the possibility of a Sam Rayburn Tollway in DFW.

jobsanger posts about the conviction of Jim Adkisson, who entered a peaceful church with a shotgun and began to kill those he believed to be liberals in Right-Wing Hate "Warrior", and says the hate-talkers of the right like Limbaugh, Coulter, Hannity, O'Reilly and others must accept their share of the blame.

This week, McBlogger took a look at the president's housing plan and found things to like but one really giant thing to hate.

Neil at Texas Liberal writes about the frustrating choices light rail involves in Houston and recalls former Houston school board member and council member Eleanor Tinsley as someone who thought that Houston had value.

Off the Kuff takes a look at the case against Justice Sharon Keller.

Industry officials expose environmental impact of Barnett Shale drilling rig, courtesy of TXsharon at Bluedaze.

nytexan at BlueBloggin is appalled that the White House is involved in Karl Rove's deal-cutting with Congress in Obama, Like Bush, Seeks To Delay Rove’s Testimony.

At Texas Kaos, Liberal Texan takes a look at what's in the stimulus for Texas -- you know, the the stimulus Rick Perry wants to piss away because it will hurt him in a primary for national office.

WCNews at Eye On Williamson discusses this legislative session's attempt at transportation financing in "Enough of the half-measures and tinkering".

The connection between Texas' junior senator, a Houston financier-turned-crook, and a beautiful Caribbean island is explored by PDiddie of Brains and Eggs in Cornyn, Stanford, and Antigua.

Vince at Capitol Annex notes that the kind of waste being deposited right now in Andrews County isn't exactly what the legislature intended when -- greased up with cash from nuclear waste interests -- it passed a law in 2003 to allow the dumping of low-level radioactive waste in Texas.

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