EDITOR’S NOTE: We want to thank the TPA for sharing their roundup every week. We may not agree with every story they put up (and some of them are more partisan and political than others or what we normally write about), but the content is always interesting and entertaining and a good snapshot of what went on during the week. We want to give a special shout out to the story by TXSharon about fracking this week featured in this week’s roundup. And, of course, a HUGE thanks, as always, to Charles Kuffner over at Off theKuff for putting this together every week. ~~~~Andy
The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes Santa Claus was good to you as it delivers the last blog roundup for 2010.
Bay Area Houston notices that Death Panels are starting in Jan.
Harold at Letters From Texas told a little Christmas story from his childhood, to (unsuccessfully) prove that he’s not a scrooge.
It seems the EPA and Big Gas agree on something: Hydraulic fracturing causes gas to penetrate into the water zone! TXsharon caught Big Gas shooting themselves in the foot and exposed it on Bluedaze: DRILLING REFORM FOR TEXAS.
Over at TexasKaos, lightseeker talks about a recent story out of New Mexico. He asks a number of questions about abortion, choice and reality. Between the warring camps and what real people face there is an enormous gulf. See how you would answer his questions here: Abortion, Choices, and Compassion.
Neil at Texas Liberal wrote about federal money being used to improve the Galveston Seawall. Galveston County voted Republican in 2010. Where are bake sales to raise the needed funds to improve the Seawall and to get the Feds out of Galveston County? Where are the citizen volunteers doing the work themselves? Where are the committed liberty loving citizens of Galveston County living up all the talk of self-reliance and local governance?