Monday, November 23, 2009

The Weekly Wrangle

The turkeys and hogs might be a little nervous, but the blogs of the Texas Progressive Alliance stride fearlessly toward the Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend with this round-up of the best postings from last week.

The Texas Cloverleaf clues you in on why you can't breathe in Denton County -- gas drillers!

WCNews at Eye On Williamson has some thoughts on Texas House Speaker Joe Straus' interim charges -- including topics like feral hogs, blogging, and transportation.

On Bluedaze: DRILLING REFORM FOR TEXAS, TXsharon summarizes the Barnett Shale emissions meeting in Fort Worth.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme would like the sun to shine on city doings even if city officials don't.

Justin at Asian American Action Fund Blog is delighted that Hank Gilbert has enlisted Geeyung Li as APIA Outreach Director and thus has the first Asian American senior staffer of the campaign.

With Farouk Shami's entrance into the race, McBlogger thinks it's now down to two real candidates. Find out who they are.

WhosPlayin discusses how two cities within the Lewisville ISD have vastly different expectations when it comes to construction.

Neil at Texas Liberal offered information about when you should thaw your turkey. He also offered information about having a vegetarian Thanksgiving if that's your thing.

The Kay Bailey-Rick Perry cage match is a front in the war for control of the Republican Party going on throughout the country. Battles like the one in NY-23 last month are gearing up in a D-FW-area state Senate district in Texas, and a US Senate race in Florida, and likely all points in-between. Find out more at Brains and Eggs.

Over at Texas Vox, Public Citizen energy policy director Tyson Slocum urges the EPA to use the Clean Air Act to fight global warming.

nytexan at BlueBloggin is worn out with political buzz words, especially Socialism, The New Buzz Word. Americans are amazingly ignorant about civics, types of governments and the world around them. Knowing what's going on around us, and researching facts is after all boring and unnecessary when we have news soundbites. And I am not only speaking about the talking heads on Fox. Yes, here in America, we even outsource our thought process to main stream media and whatever tickles their fancy at any given moment.

Libby Shaw over at Texas Kaos reports on the circular firing squad that is today's Texas Republican Party in her posting, Tea Party Candidates to Challenge Texas Republicans . Give it a read.

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