TPA Roundup 10/1/2012
The Texas Progressive Alliance reminds you that the deadline to register for the election is October 9 as it brings you this week’s roundup.
BossKitty at TruthHugger wants all Texans to have all the Texas Voting Information they need, this will stay at the top of my blog page until after November 6. It is disgusting that our Cowardly Congress Kicks The Can Again. Overjoyed to see more corporate manipulators exposed Do You Hear Me Now?
Three Wise Men forecasts the 2012 presidential and Senate elections.
With Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein scheduled to be in Houston and San Antonio from October 4-7, PDiddie at Brains and Eggs found it necessary to once again slay the persistent urban legend that Ralph Nader was responsible for Al Gore’s defeat in the 2000 election.
Neil as Texas Liberal noted that you have the right to take pictures of bridges and infrastructure and anything in plain view so long as you are not trespassing. Neil said that business and government are teaming up to deny the basic freedom to observe and make note of the things that are around us in a so-called open society.
CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme notes Greg Abbott, likely gubernatorial candidate, goes all Christian Taliban by promoting bible verses in school
|Texas Revolution begins at Gonzales (1835)|
|Trials leading to Great Hanging at Gainesville begin (1862)|
|Lost Battalion shipped to Singapore (1942)|
|Joiner becomes “Dad” of East Texas Oilfield (1930)|
|General joins ranks with artist (1843)|
|Japanese colony honored (1982)|
|Texas hero falls at Battery Robinett (1862)|
|Smallpox breaks out in Laredo (1898)|
|Thomas S. Gathright takes charge of new A&M College (1876)|
|Hall for freethinkers burns down in Waco (1889)|
|Dallas Health Museum opens (1946)|
|Janis Joplin dies (1970)|
|Clyde Littlefield, future UT coach, born in Pennsylvania (1892)|
|Freethinker whipped in Bell County (1877)|
|Reuben Ross shoots Ben McCulloch in duel (1839)|
And of special interest for September/October:
Sep 25, 1894: President Grover Cleveland issues a presidential proclamation pardoning Mormons who had previously engaged in polygamous marriages or habitation arrangements considered unlawful by the U.S. government.
Oct 4, 1944: First Official Acknowledgment of PTSD – Ike warns of the risk of “shell shock” On this day in 1944, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower distributes to his combat units a report by the U.S. Surgeon General that reveals the hazards of prolonged exposure to combat. “[T]he danger of being killed or maimed imposes a strain so great that it causes men to break down.