TPA Roundup – 4/2/2012
The Texas Progressive Alliance is stocking up on pastel-colored dyes as it brings you this week’s roundup.
TruthHugger sees danger when disconnected and medicated American voters make the critical election decision that impacts the future of our country and the planet. American Voters On Drugs Their BUY-ological Political Weapon. And, of course, BossKitty thinks that Earthlings Have Lost Their Mothership.
Keith Olbermann and Sarah Tressler were just two of many journalists who parted company with their employers last week, and PDiddie at Brains and Eggs noted the transitions without commenting on the similarities of their circumstances.
Neil at Texas Liberal posted a letter he co-wrote to Amnesty International asking for Amnesty to come to Texas to consider the forced sonogram law. This law is state-mandated rape. Neil has been posting on this issue in recent weeks, and will continue this focus in the days ahead.
Constitution of the Republic of Texas, organized the ad interim government, and named Sam Houston commander-in-chief of the republic’s military forces before the delegates evacuated Washington-on-the-Brazos. Their hurried departure was part of the so-called Runaway Scrape, in which Texans fled the advancing troops of Antonio López de Santa Anna. Richmond was evacuated about April 1, and Houston’s subsequent retreat toward the Sabine left all of the settlements between the Colorado and the Brazos unprotected. The settlers in that area at once began making their way toward Louisiana or Galveston Island. The section of East Texas around Nacogdoches and San Augustine was abandoned a little prior to April 13. The flight was marked by lack of preparation and by panic caused by fear both of the Mexican Army and of the Indians. The flight continued until news came of the victory in the battle of San Jacinto.