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Texas Blog Roundup for Week ending 10/4/2009

Texas Progressive Alliance - Blog Roundups
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/10/6 17:08:03 (968 reads)
Texas Progressive Alliance - Blog Roundups

The Texas Political Alliance hopes that everyone reading this today has ensured they are registered to vote in the November election, as the deadline for doing so was yesterday.

The Texas Cloverleaf reviews proposed changes to the city of Denton's charter that will be on the November ballot.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme notices Rick Perry has had a busy week what with Channeling Glenn Beck and messing up a wrongful execution investigation.

TXsharon had a hard time keeping up with all the fracking, moving, shaking and gasping for toxic air in the Barnett Shale this week so there is a BS recap that includes a recently released URGENT alert for all current and former residents of DISH--formerly Clark--Texas to complete and submit a health survey.

Bay Area Houston wonders what $640 a frickin hour buys you in Houston Mayor's race.

If a Republican holds an on-line event, will they properly provision for the people who want to join it? McBlogger's pretty sure they won't and isn't terribly surprised that they blamed it on the nefarious actions of others.

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The Politics of Spite

The Editor's Column
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/10/6 7:50:28 (1061 reads)

Check this out from Paul Krugman's latest column, where he talks about how the conservative movement's reaction to the Olympics loss illustrates a larger pattern:

So what did we learn from this moment? For one thing, we learned that the modern conservative movement, which dominates the modern Republican Party, has the emotional maturity of a bratty 13-year-old.

But more important, the episode illustrated an essential truth about the state of American politics: at this point, the guiding principle of one of our nation’s two great political parties is spite pure and simple. If Republicans think something might be good for the president, they’re against it — whether or not it’s good for America.

To be sure, while celebrating America’s rebuff by the Olympic Committee was puerile, it didn’t do any real harm. But the same principle of spite has determined Republican positions on more serious matters, with potentially serious consequences — in particular, in the debate over health care reform.

Now, it’s understandable that many Republicans oppose Democratic plans to extend insurance coverage — just as most Democrats opposed President Bush’s attempt to convert Social Security into a sort of giant 401(k). The two parties do, after all, have different philosophies about the appropriate role of government.

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Hat tip to Joe for passing this along

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This was my War

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Posted by Trace on 2009/10/5 10:50:00 (862 reads)

On Sunday October 7, 2001 The War in Afghanistan began . This was my war.

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Video: Neil Durrance for U.S. Congress - Speech

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/10/4 16:51:44 (2913 reads)

Neil Durrance (D - Denton) is running for U.S. Representative in the 26th District of Texas.

Neil Durrance, candidate for U.S. Representative - TX 26 from Steve Southwell on Vimeo.

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Video: John Sharp, candidate for U.S. Senate, speaks to Denton County Democrats

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/10/4 11:43:56 (2711 reads)

Saturday night, former Texas Comptroller John Sharp spoke to local Democrats gathered at the North Texas State Fairgrounds for "Donkeyfest", their annual celebration of all things Democratic.

Sharp is running for the U.S. Senate seat to be vacated by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who will be resigning to run for Texas Governor.

John Sharp, Candidate for U.S. Senate Speaks at Donkeyfest from Steve Southwell on Vimeo.

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Thoughts on the Olympics

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/10/2 22:51:40 (1190 reads)

Chicago Loses Olympic Bid
The International Olympic Committee today decided on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama had both made the trip to Copenhagen to lobby for the United States hosting the games in Chicago. Some conservative commentators relished the decision, which they saw as a defeat for President Obama. The loss is tough because it would have brought a huge economic boost to the area and the creation of many jobs.

I can't understand how anyone would think it wasn't worthwhile for the Obamas to get behind the push for Chicago to host the games. I can't understand how any American would not stand behind their country's efforts to get an event as big as the Olympics.

I think it's just derangement to automatically assume that anything Barack Obama is for, they should be against. I don't know any other way to put it. The obsession by some folks to denigrate everything that has any tie to Barack Obama or Chicago is a form of derangement.

Now, I don't personally give a flip about the Olympics. I don't watch them, unless I'm forced to. But plenty of people do care, and those people spend lots of money on the experience. Hotels get built, facilities get built, public transportation infrastructure gets built. People get jobs and make money. People of diverse language, culture, and politics come together and set aside those differences to enjoy a sporting competition, hopefully gaining some respect for one another's culture. This would have been good for Chicago and good for America. (of which Chicago is still a part) Oh well. Congratulations to Brazil.

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Texas Blog Roundup for Week ending 9/27/2009

Texas Progressive Alliance - Blog Roundups
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/9/30 8:10:00 (906 reads)
Texas Progressive Alliance - Blog Roundups

As early voting for the November elections looms on the horizon, the Texas Progressive Alliance says good-bye to September and hello to another weekly blog roundup.

BREAKING NEWS: Natural Gas Development Brings "amazing and very high" Levels of Carcinogens and Neurotoxins to Barnett Shale area! Take a deep breath before you read this study because the findings will take your breath away! TXsharon at Bluedaze: DRILLING REFORM FOR TEXAS broke this story and the study evaluation by MacAuthur (Genius) Award winner, Wilma Subra.

This week Left of College Station, Teddy reports on why the anti-choice movement is not about abortion but about the oppression of women. Also, guest blogger Litia writes about asking non-tradition questions about Texas A&M traditions; Litia writes a weekly guest blog for College Station about a liberal teaching in Aggieland. Left of College Station also coves the week in headlines.

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Donkeyfest 2009 - This Saturday: John Sharp to Speak

Local News, Notes and Events
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/9/30 8:05:48 (1074 reads)

Senate candidate John Sharp to address Democrat Donkey Fest fundraiser

Democrats from Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village can join fellow party members at the annual Donkey Fest Democratic fundraiser between 6:15 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on October 3, 2009 at Denton’s North Texas Fairgrounds (Fair Hall, 2217 N. Carroll Blvd.)

US Senate candidate and former Texas Comptroller, John Sharp will be the guest speaker at the event. There will be a BBQ dinner, an auction, and lots of good Democratic company.

$25 per person, $5 for children 12 and under. Please RSVP to Marsha – 940.387.9068.

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Updated: Radical Right Wing Columnist Calls for Military Coup on Barack Obama

Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/9/30 1:00:00 (1244 reads)

Update, 9/30/09: Newsmax has retracted the article and removed it from their website.

Newsmax columnist John Perry writes in his article Obama Risks a Domestic Military ‘Intervention’:

Will the day come when patriotic general and flag officers sit down with the president, or with those who control him, and work out the national equivalent of a “family intervention,” with some form of limited, shared responsibility?

Imagine a bloodless coup to restore and defend the Constitution through an interim administration that would do the serious business of governing and defending the nation. Skilled, military-trained, nation-builders would replace accountability-challenged, radical-left commissars. Having bonded with his twin teleprompters, the president would be detailed for ceremonial speech-making.

In my book, this is not just offensive and morally wrong, but it is sedition, plain and simple.

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New Recommended Website:

The Editor's Column
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/9/27 21:09:02 (1702 reads)

With a tip-o-the-hat to my friend Regina, I'd like to take a minute to rave about a cool website called TED. In their own words:

TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with the annual TED Conference in Long Beach, California, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK, TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Program, the new TEDx community program, this year's TEDIndia Conference and the annual TED Prize.

For those of you who are intellectuals, or even if you just consider yourself a life-long learner, or you like eclectic things, you need to set aside an hour or two to go visit TED and watch a few of their lectures.

The free lectures and performances run the gamut from biology, physics, and astronomy to philosophy, cooking, dance and music. The common thread is insight. I just can't recommend them highly enough, and I think I'll have to start including some of their content here as appropriate.

Here are a few of their high-quality videos:

Jonathan Zittrain speaks on "The Web as Random Acts of Kindness"

Rebecca Saxe Speaks on "How We Read Each Others' Minds":

Imogene Heap sings:

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