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TPA Roundup 9/17/2012

The Texas Progressive Alliance  is still on a post-convention bounce as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff analyzed the latest poll of Texas and its implications.

BossKitty at TruthHugger is suspicious about the timing of that horrid film clip using the name of Mohammad as a fuse to global meltdown against all things western. Opportunistic Sadism and the US Election, I really want to know exactly WHO is responsible … I would rather complain about why America’s leaders are so slow to address more imminent hazards to America’s children, Half Truths Don’t Protect Our Children From Dirty GOP Toxic Trash.

Paul Sadler, the Democratic for US Senate in Texas is making the right argument, the question is will enough voters hear it? WCNews at Eye on Williamson makes it clear, Sadler painting Cruz as an extremist in US Senate race.

LibbyShaw reminds us that Women Will Remember in November . Check it out at TexasKaos now.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wants you to know polluters like Exxon and Citgo do harm to real people and our environment.

A point about money and politics had to be made by PDiddie at Brains and Eggs, and so he made it.

Neil at Texas Liberal posted that where the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers meet at Cairo, Illinois is the place where he was created. Neil said his point of origin was based on 3 factors. He was looking for creation as a whole. A place where the culture and society he lives in is expressed. And for a place that has been part of his own life. This junction of two great American rivers meets these tests.

Texas History for the Week of September 16 – 22

September 16

Diez y Seis de Septiembre (1810)
Independent Democrats oppose KKK (1922)
Mexico releases remaining Texas captives from Perote Prison (1844)


September 17

Army officer paints watercolor of Kiowa Chief (1845)
Wood County dams completed (1962)
Emma loses out to Crosbyton as county seat (1910)


September 18

Sam Houston and other dignitaries dedicate Monument Hill cemetery (1848)
Town crier of San Antonio dies (1929)
French Expedition fizzles in El Paso (1850)
Two Texas Medal of Honor recipients die in battle (1944)


September 19

Forerunner of Bergstrom Air Force Base is activated near Austin (1942)
La Grange Intelligencer publishes last issue (1846)
Texans fight at Chickamauga (1863)
Jane Long sees her filibustering husband for the last time (1821)


September 20

Baptist university opens in Dallas (1905)
Hurricane Beulah wracks Texas coast (1967)
Texan flies in first airship? (1865)


September 21

Oldest public junior college in Texas opens (1925)
Future missionary ordained (1826)
Worst bus accident in Texas history (1989)


September 22

Texas passes law restricting cotton acreage (1931)
“American Nightingale” debuts in New York (1920)
Nimitz Museum acquires Nimitz Hotel (1964)


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