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TARP Reform

The Editor's Column
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/1/26 22:19:30 (1722 reads)

TARP reform passed the House of Representatives, despite the attempts of the Republican caucus, including our local Rep, Michael Burgess. The following is the CRS Summary. I guess Republicans instinctively vote against anything that makes corporations accountable for what they get from government. I'll bet the lobbyists appreciate the Republican support.

H.R.384
Title: To reform the Troubled Assets Relief Program of the Secretary of the Treasury and ensure accountability under such Program.
Sponsor: Rep Frank, Barney [MA-4] (introduced 1/9/2009) Cosponsors (None)
Related Bills: H.RES.53, H.RES.62
Latest Major Action: 1/22/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.SUMMARY AS OF:
1/9/2009--Introduced.

TARP Reform and Accountability Act of 2009 - Amends the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA) to direct the Secretary of the Treasury to require specified depository institutions under the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) to report periodically on their use of TARP assistance.

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Progressive Blog Roundup - 1/26/2009

Texas Progressive Alliance - Blog Roundups
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/1/26 9:08:42 (1072 reads)
Texas Progressive Alliance - Blog Roundups

It is Monday (the first Monday of the new Obama Administration, in fact) and that means it is time for another edition of the Texas Progressive Alliance Weekly Round-Up.

Would you like a Cheeseburger in Paradise made from Texas Black Angus raised on drilling waste? Get yours at Bluedaze: Drilling Reform for Texas. Served up by TXsharon.

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Permaculture Design Certification Course

Get Involved! - Rise to Your Higher Self
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/1/25 11:50:00 (1316 reads)

"Green" Your Home, Office, Business and Life with Fort Worth's First Permaculture Design Certification Course.

FORT WORTH, Texas (January 23rd, 2009)

Green, Sustainable, Renewable, Eco-Friendly …Permaculture?

"'Perma- what?' is usually the response we get," says Kirsten Huber, the host for Wayne Weiseman's Permaculture Design Certification course being held in Cowtown on March 21st -29th, "but instructors have been around teaching Permaculture design skills since the 1970's – way before it was popular." This 72- hour intensive certification course attended by everyone from designers and city planners to academics, homeowners and farmers, is the culmination of decades of research and practical application of the eco-skills needed to create a sustainable future. Since Weiseman, who is the director of the Permaculture Project in Carbondale, IL only teaches three or four courses a year in the U.S., Cowtown should count itself lucky over the prospect of a greener future.

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Miscellaneous Items

Miscellaneous
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/1/22 21:40:00 (1236 reads)

I'm really slammed this week with a bunch of work-related tasks and other stuff. So, I can't write as much as I'd like to about the topics that interest me this week. So here are a few links:

SCHIP vote
Rep Michael Burgess, and just about every other Republican in the Texas delegation voted again, against the renewal and expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program. Momocrats has some discussion, but I just call it heartless that these Republicans would let their market bullshit dogma hold up health insurance for children in poverty. Good thing they're all irrelevant now.

Oh, hey - did I mention that Michael Burgess took $249,300 in campaign contributions just this past cycle from the medical and insurance industries? And I haven't even loaded the final reports yet.

Lewisville Sprinkler Ordinance
In its Monday Night council meeting, the Lewisville City Council will consider a new ordinance required by state law, to regulate new residential sprinkler system installations. Hopefully this will help keep wasteful water consumption down.

Speaking of Lewisville...
Still waiting on some elaboration from the Mayor, but I'm working on a review of the city's oil and gas lease contract with Chesapeake Energy. It seems as if the deal sucks for the city, but I'm sure there was some good rationale. Nothing sinister there, but maybe poorly conceived. We'll see.

Former Cowboys Drew Pearson and Too-Tall Jones will appear Jan. 24th at the new Market Street supermarket in Lewisville.

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But more importantly...

Links, Thoughts, and Open Thread
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/1/20 23:15:38 (2656 reads)

Today, I have struggled to organize my thoughts about the history that we have witnessed. Perhaps I will share something tomorrow.

But tonight, my most important celebration is that of my oldest son's 10th birthday.

Seth is 10 years old today, and I couldn't be a prouder dad. Though he gets on my nerves at times because he is JUST LIKE ME, he is truly the one who taught me what real love is all about. And though he gets annoyed at his mom and dad at times for the things we choose not to give him or do for him, I hope he knows that my love for him transcends my own need for survival.

Seeing how much this young man, my son, has developed in just a decade amazes me, and fills me with pride. I am a richer man having been touched by this young soul that God has entrusted to us.

Seth, I am sorry that your day was taken up with so much attention on other things. I enjoyed spending the day with you and the family, sitting on our bed, watching the Inauguration on TV.

I want you to know that the work that your mother and I put in so that Barack Obama might become President, was done with you and your brother in mind. I hope that some day you will understand.

Love,
Dad

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Impromptu Lewisville/Flower Mound Inaugural Ball

The Editor's Column
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/1/20 14:50:00 (921 reads)

Join us for a casual get-together at Prince Bistro in Flower Mound tonight to celebrate our new President, BARACK OBAMA!

When: 7:00 PM, Tuesday January 20th, 2009
Where: Prince Bistro
Southwest corner of FM 3040 and Morris Rd.
Flower Mound, TX
What: Full TV coverage (remote power is ours for the evening), full bar and menu.
Who: All Americans. Kids welcomed.
Cost: No cover - just buy your own food.

See you all there to clink glasses and share smiles of hope and joy!

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Progressive Blog Roundup - 1/19/2009

Texas Progressive Alliance - Blog Roundups
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/1/19 10:30:00 (862 reads)
Texas Progressive Alliance - Blog Roundups

Please read the best postings from the Texas Progressive Alliance, compiled this week by South Texas Chisme.

Easter Lemming Liberal News
is pondering the future of newspapers with net marketing guru Seth Godin and the Dean of the Columbia School of Journalism.

John Coby at Bay Area Houston is counting down till the end of an error

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King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

The Editor's Column
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/1/19 9:50:00 (706 reads)

One of the greatest speeches of all time. Even if you've heard it before, it is still inspiring.

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Casting Call for Denton and Lewisville, Texas Short Film “The Loser’s Waltz”

Links, Thoughts, and Open Thread
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/1/17 9:30:45 (1357 reads)

Casting Call for Indie Texas Short Film “The Loser’s Waltz.”

Film Title: The Loser’s Waltz
Film Type: Short Film
Shooting Schedule: Feb. 7 - 8, 2009
Location(s): Denton, Texas and Lewisville, Texas

Film Synopsis:
Two people, each with troubled pasts journey down paths of loneliness until a fate meeting brings them together. (This is a short film project that will be entered into the Pimp My Short Contest presented by Texas Filmmakers and Lightning Bear Productions.)

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Update on Oil and Gas Pollution in Wise Co.

Oil and Gas
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/1/16 16:10:00 (1206 reads)

Last week, we reported on Txsharon's pictures of a mysterious hose going from a pit into the creek. Today, we have a letter in response from the Texas Railroad Commission to Braden Exploration, LLC:

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