Monday, November 02, 2015

Get Your Vote On Wrangle

The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes everyone takes advantage of their opportunity to make their voices heard at the ballot box as it brings you this week's roundup.
Off the Kuff noted that one way to improve turnout in municipal elections is to hold them in even-numbered years.

Libby Shaw at Texas Kaos, and contributing to Daily Kos, calls out Republican lawmakers for their cowardice in failing to pass a viable budget that will actually pay for things, in TX Prop 7: GOP asks voters to rob Peter to pay Paul.

SocraticGadfly notes that unless the Clinton Foundation completes a massive accounting cleanup in just two more weeks, Hillary (and the other Clintons) could face a problem far worse than her email server or Trey Gowdy, and that would be the IRS.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wants the world to see the 27 immigrant women standing up for themselves at Hutto immigration center.

A few late-breaking developments in Houston's forthcoming elections were posted by PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.  And Egberto Willies smells something funny in the attack mailers in a contested HISD race between Dr. Ann McCoy and Jolanda Jones.

Texas Leftist blogged about Sally Field's endorsement of the Houston ERO.

jobsanger quoted a recent Rasmussen poll as indicating that 62% of Americans want government regulation of campaign contributions.

McBlogger linked to the NYT story about the ominous greening of Greenland.  And TxSharon at Bluedaze reminds you to smarten up before the arrival of the Grim Fracking Reaper (not limited to All Hallows Eve).

Neil at All People Have Value took a picture of recent high water in Houston. Everyday life is interesting. All People Have Value is part of


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

The Texas Observer has a moving and emotional photo essay entitled "The Things They Left Behind", which documents the possessions found with immigrants who died while making their journeys.

Trail Blazers reports that there were two Texas holdouts who did not vote for Paul Ryan to be Speaker of the House.

Somervell County Salon wonders why Hillary Clinton is so quick to play the 'sexist' card.

The TSTA Blog ponders the end of the standardized testing regime.

RG Ratcliffe names and excoriates the main climate villain at Exxon.

Carol Morgan notes the transformation of Texas into a Christian theocracy.

Paradise in Hell grades the last week's GOP debate.

Better Texas Blog highlights the second year of modest rate increases for the Texas health insurance marketplace.

Grits for Breakfast asks if Daylight Savings Time all the time would reduce crime.

And Fascist Dyke Motors has the West Gray Multi-Service Center blues.

1 comment:

Gadfly said...

Thanks; I usually steal some of the "extra" pieces you add to the roundup.

That said, Grits, who usually doesn't pass on urban legend type stuff, and certainly not in his "core" writings, whiffs on DST with his "rural relic" claim.