Monday, June 09, 2014

The Weekly Wrangle

The Texas Progressive Alliance is glad that the Republican Party of Texas has made the choices clear for November, 2014  as it brings you this week's roundup.

Off the Kuff wants to know who stands with Harris County Republican Party Chair Jared Woodfill as he whips up opposition to the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance.

Letters from Texas pens a moving obituary to Annie's List Executive Director Grace Garcia, who was tragically killed in an automobile accident last week.

Bay Area Houston highlights the Texas Tea Party platform concerning divorce.

Libby Shaw at Texas Kaos, upon returning from an overseas vacation, is not in the least surprised to learn the Texas GOP has gotten even crazier. Desperate times must call for desperate measures. Texas GOP: Welcome to the Funny Farm. The time for change is long overdue.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme sees Texas Republicans go full on hate for gays and Latinos. We see who you really are.

Appalled by the attacks on POW Bowe Bergdahl's father, PDiddie at Brains and Eggs barely noticed there was a Republican state convention going on. Has anyone asked Chris Busby about the "cure the gays" platform plank?

WCNews at Eye on Williamson demonstrates that with any tax discussion in Texas, as usual the main issue is not being discussed: Hegar And The "Cumbersome" Property Tax.

Neil at All People Have Value posted a history of the United States on his blog. All People Have Value is part of

Horwitz at Texpatriate is frightened by the new Texas GOP platform.


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

The Inanity of Sanity talks back to the Texas Tribune about their first installment of "TribTalk".

Socratic Gadfly asks: if Greg Abbott is such a big fan of public education, why is he so opposed to paying for it?

Grits for Breakfast responds to a Baker Institute op-ed on the timeline for marijuana legalization in Texas.

Fascist Dyke Motors has part one of a multi-post on her experience at City Hall as the Houston equal rights ordinance vote finally went down.

Texas Election Law Blog connects the woes of the Postal Service to the ever increasing barriers to voting in Texas.

Keep Austin Wonky wants to focus on transit productivity over political prizes.

Texas Vox analyzes the impact of the new EPA regulations on Texas.

Red Headed Wolf salutes the leaders that worked to get the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance passed.

Burkablog catches the Texas Public Policy Foundation quietly backing away from a shameless lie they made about the budget last year.

Offcite eulogizes Father Rivers Patout, founding chaplain of the Houston International Seafarer’s Center.

Beyond Bones concludes its retrospective on the Allied invasion of Normandy.

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