TPA Roundup 8/13/2012

The Texas Progressive Alliance would like to thank Mitt R-money for clarifying what this election is about better than it ever could as it brings you this week’s roundup.

BossKitty at TruthHugger is amazed how blind America’s elected leaders are to the reality of climate changes. Headlines have described catastrophic climate and weather events, one after another for the past decade. Each year seems to break another record, at least in terms of human recorded history. So, 2012 election year gives Americans a chance to elect responsive and responsible leaders. On Fire, Out of Food, Out of Water, Out of Power shows the reality Americans are facing. Who can we elect that will step up to save our future?

The great equalizer in any society is education, that’s why the regressives hate it so much. WCNews at Eye on Williamson points out that The GOP attack on public education will continue next session.

Off the Kuff notes that while Democrats want to talk about solutions in Texas, Republicans want to talk about things that will benefit themselves.

At TexasKaos, Libby Shaw explains how the Texas Tea Party Republicans Bur[ied] the Birther Hatchet. For Ted Cruz.

The stooges running Harris County elections came under the withering scrutiny of PDiddie at Brains and Eggs, and a proposal to appoint an elections administrator was met with moans of objection from Democratic activists. PDiddie reminds the naysayers that if you keep on doing what you’ve been doing, you’re going to keep on getting what you’ve got.

Rick Perry and his minions lied their a**es off about money to pay for women’s health. CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme isn’t the least surprised.

Neil at Texas Liberal has been in Chicago this week. Neil has posted a number of pictures from that great American city on Texas Liberal.

Texas History for the Week of August 13


August 13

Black infantrymen allegedly attack Brownsville citizens (1906)
UT professor speaks out for academic freedom (1945)
U.S. agent advises against recognition of Texas independence (1836)

August 14

Hispanic meeting in Harlingen stalls, but lays groundwork for LULAC (1927)
First Texas newspaper begins brief life (1819)
Texas suffragist dies (1957)

August 15

Philip Sublett nominates Sam Houston for president of the Republic of Texas (1836)
First Feast of the Assumption celebrated in Praha (1855)
Future superior of Refugio Sisters of Mercy takes religious vows (1872)

August 16

Civil rights attorney killed in accident (1960)
Irish colony founded in South Texas (1828)
French adventurer marries Spanish official’s daughter (1719)

August 17

Black Jack Ketchum is captured in New Mexico (1899)
Pioneer settler’s death prematurely announced (1842)
Davy Crockett born (1786)

August 18

Mexican Congress passes colonization law (1824)
Gutiérrez-Magee expedition squashed in bloodiest Texas battle (1813)
Famous Hollywood designer born in Waco (1894)

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