The Texas Progressive Alliance thinks it’s never too early to plan your Sine Die Day activities as it brings you this week’s roundup.
The long range plan to kill public education is reaching the end game. Over at TexasKaos lightseeker talks about seeing one of the (unintentional) moving parts at a public lecture given by one of the premier charter schools in the nation. Check out Educational Reform and Our Common Peril!
Bay Area Houston has the latest on State Representative Larry Taylor’s emergency surgery.
What conservatives believe to be true ranks far above what is actually true, and even what is demonstrably true according to science and mathematics. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs points out that this why Rick Perry declares Easter weekend as ‘Days of Prayer for Rain in Texas’, and why John Cornyn “isn’t so sure” that Jon Kyl was wrong when he claimed that abortions were 90% of Planned Parenthood’s budget. It should consequently be no surprise that they place no value in teachers and education.
How about a bit of good news for a change? Off the Kuff notes that a bill that gives microbreweries greater latitude in getting their beers to customers passed the House last week.
Neil at Texas Liberal praised Governor Perry for his call for prayer to end the severe drought in Texas. At the same time, Neil asked that if prayer can end the drought, might it be that Texas is being punished by God for hard-hearted policies towards the poor?
McBlogger take a looks back on one idea to bring more water to Texas that will work, and another that’s from Governor Perry.
Easter Lemming discovers Oh the places you will go as an iPhone, even if it is no longer your iPhone.
And because late is better than never, some reheated leftovers from last week’s roundup that we missed because of pressing business in the Pink Dome that interrupted blogging activities.
The Texas Progressive Alliance sincerely hopes that the wildfires in West Texas will soon be controlled as it brings you this week’s roundup for 4/18.
Letters From Texas poked fun at the…um…hard turn John Sharp’s web domain has taken, in which somebody has…um…erected quite a different focus. But most of the week was spent on more serious concerns – the West Texas range fires.
Having previously declared himself out on supporting President Obama’s re-election campaign, PDiddie at Brains and Eggs finds even less to like about the rumored candidacy of Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez for US Senate. Less, as in nothing.
The Texas Cloverleaf looks at the proposed TX House redistricting implications in Denton County.
This week on Left of College Station, Teddy covers the local politics of the City of College Station controversial vote to annex the community of Wellborn, and Teddy covers the national politics of the Congressional Republicans failure to lead by their politicalization of military pay. Left of College Station also covers the week in headlines.
DosCentavos opines on State Rep. Leo Berman’s kinder gentler racism through a “cost-saving” English-only bill.
The Texas GOP released it’s proposed map of Texas state House districts for the next decade. Dembones at Eye On Williamson posted about the most oddest shaped district in the map, Gerrymandering Wilco.
Neil at Texas Liberal noted that Rick Perry has asked Barack Obama and Washington on help with Texas wildfires. While everybody impacted by the fires merits help, it sure is something that Washington-basher Rick Perry feels he must turn to the federal government to solve Texas problems. Where are the Texas Tea Party citizen-volunteer disaster relief teams to help people in need?
Like many, the crew at McBlogger is feeling the pinch of higher gas prices. What’s really causing it and what can be done about it may surprise you.
Oh, and on a completely unrelated note and blog, I warn you not to go see the new movie version of Atlas Shrugged.