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Support America Rally - April 15th

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/4/13 15:34:15 (906 reads)

SOUTHLAKE - The CGS (Colleyville-Grapevine-Southlake) Democrats, a chapter of the Mid-Cities Democrats, will host the "Support America Rally" as a show of unity and overall approval of President Barack Obama and his plan to help Main Street Americans weather our current economic storm.

"The "Tea Party" rallies on April 15th are nothing more than an endorsement of obstructionism and overall lack of ideas that we've come to expect from Republican leadership," said Mark Bauer, President of the CGS Democrats.

"We support our President and we support our country. It took a long time to get us in this fiscal mess and it will take time to get America out of it. Our country will succeed because of leadership that President Obama is providing right now," commented Bauer.

The CGS Democrats invite everyone who supports the President to join us Wednesday, April 15th at 12:00 p.m. at 1400 Main Street, in front of City Hall, at the Southlake Town Square.

The CGS Democrats club is dedicated to getting Democratic candidates elected and furthering Democratic principles and values in our community.

Additional Resources:
www.cgsdemocrats.com
www.midcitiesdemocrats.com

(Submitted Report)

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Texas Blog Roundup for Week ending 4/12/2009

Texas Progressive Alliance - Blog Roundups
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/4/13 10:30:00 (812 reads)
Texas Progressive Alliance - Blog Roundups

It's Monday, and that means it is time for yet another edition of the TExas Progressive Alliance's Weekly Round-Up.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chismes noticed Fort Bend County was slapped by the DOJ for actual election integrity problems. Voters were illegally denied provisional ballots and Spanish speakers were not accommodated. Betty Brown probably wishes those voters would make life easier for English-speaking poll workers.

BossKitty at TruthHugger cannot accept that Tax Laws, Tax Legislation and Lawmakers are ignorant to the fact that keeping the taxpayer clueless brings in more revenue. Built in vagueness and contradiction guarantee more tax dollars collected. This country has brainwashed its taxpayers, that it is easier to waste their money on sleazy preparers and tax software, than to learn what taxes are all about. Taxpayers are complicit in their own misery, even though the government really tries to make the facts available. Taxpayers are convinced that taxes are just a necessary evil ... "Death and Taxes". But today, Can You Trust Your Tax Software When It Can’t Keep Up.

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"The Bluff"

Oil and Gas
Posted by Calvin on 2009/4/11 15:35:33 (963 reads)

Known as a "strategic lawsuit against public participation," a SLAPP suit is meant to intimidate, exhaust and silence critics.

Widely considered an affront to the First Amendment, 26 states and one U.S. territory have adopted some kind of statutory protection against SLAPP suits.

Courts in two other states also adopted such protections, Texas is not among them.

I had never heard of the above mentioned term, until recently. I further found it was illustrated in a recent article in the local newspaper, the Denton Record Chronicle, when discussing Oil and Gas Industry threats.

As mayor of the town that is the crossroads of the Barnett Shale, I have been threatened with litigation on numerous occasions, mostly for trying to hold the companies accountable to their promises given to myself and the other citizens here.

You see as previously mentioned, they will do or say virtually anything to get their "nose in the tent". After that getting them to fulfill those promises, especially if you do not have it in writing, can be very difficult.

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Will Texas Secede?

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/4/10 18:20:00 (1273 reads)

My Republican neighbor, God bless her, sent me this forward this afternoon, and though she assures me she doesn't take it seriously, and that it's just a Texas pride thing. While I know she's not serious about it, I am just a little bit concerned about all of the alarmist talk from the radical right wing, who can't stand that they lost an election fair and square, and are now stockpiling guns and ammunition.

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DPS Slapped with Injunction over Driver License Denials

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/4/9 17:29:25 (1238 reads)

- Lewisville Workers at Center of Case

When DPS issued new rules blocking the issuing of Drivers licenses to legal aliens with less than one year remaining on their work visas, they overstepped their authority, says Austin Judge Orlinda L. Naranjo

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund had sought the injunction on behalf of five people who have permission to work in the country and a Lewisville landscaping business that employs seasonal foreign workers through a federal program.

The fund said its clients needed to drive as part of their job but couldn't get a license under the new policies because their visas are valid for only 10 months.

David Hinojosa, a fund attorney, said the public safety department "created havoc by attempting to inject its political agenda into the lawmaking process" and gave "second-class status" to the workers.


People, lets go over this once again: Drivers Licenses are for DRIVING. They don't prove citizenship, eligibility to vote, or anything else other than that you are who you say you are, and you have permission to drive.

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Morning Links

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/4/9 8:03:25 (718 reads)

Obama administration may take up comprehensive immigration reform this year despite the political risks.

The gun nuts have worked themselves into a frenzy over the possibility of additional federal restrictions on "assault" rifles and ammunition, and have started hoarding guns and ammo. Go ahead, folks. Drive up those prices. Stockpile them now, and in a couple of years when your fantasies about an armed rebellion against the black helicopters and FEMA "concentration camps" have passed again, I might take some of it off your hands for the right deal.

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Another Lie

Oil and Gas
Posted by Calvin on 2009/4/7 22:02:16 (985 reads)

Dish, TX - 4/7/2009

I continue to bring up the negative illustrations of the impact the numerous pipelines, compressors and metering stations which have forced themselves upon our small community. In fighting the last four years, it has been a hope of mine that at some point the assault on our rights would stop. However, it is becoming more and more apparent that the blows from this industry will continue.

Many of you have seen the massive compressors, metering stations and pipelines that we have here. If you could have seen this area five years ago, the footprint was very small.
Unfortunately, this sight grows more and more every day.

Atmos Energy decided to put their facility here, and unfortunately for us, if you want to sell natural gas to Atmos, you are going to bring it here. Atmos really started this mess, as some describe, they were the camel's nose in the tent, and from there it exploded and has destroyed the better part of 70 acres of good land. However, it appears as though it is only the beginning, as there is more on the way.

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Sharp & Schieffer visit north Texas

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Posted by Toni on 2009/4/7 17:53:49 (1112 reads)

Ben and I drove south to Hurst last night for a meeting of the Mid-Cities Democrats, a grass-roots organization helping to change the face of power in North Texas. On their agenda for the evening were two Democratic candidates for state-wide office, John Sharp who is running for the Senate seat to be vacated by KBH and Tom Schieffer who is running for Texas Governor in 2010. We were met there by Judith Ford, Finance Chair for the Denton County Democratic Party and co-founder of the Democratic Women of Denton County.

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T.J. Gilmore for Lewisville City Council – Place 4

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/4/6 20:30:00 (3509 reads)

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Today, we interview Lewisville City Council candidate T.J. Gilmore, who is running for the Lewisville City Council seat vacated by Dean Ueckert, who is running for Mayor.

Thomas J. (TJ) Gilmore, 36, has lived in Lewisville for the past 8 years with his wife Tanya, and his children Bridget, William, and Tommy. He is currently the Chairman of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Board. He is a sales manager for a telecom equipment company, and also provides Dale Carnegie training.

Gilmore’s campaign website is http://www.gilmoreforcouncil.com/ and he is also listed on Facebook and Twitter.

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Oil and Gas Ordinance Changes Tabled until May Meeting

Oil and Gas
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/4/6 19:57:13 (1084 reads)

The City Council tonight voted to table the gas drilling ordinance changes. Councilman Watts moved to table, with a second by Councilman Ueckert. Watts, Ueckert, and Durham voted to table, with David Thornhill voting to pass tonight. (Councilman Tierney was absent)

Though Council could have passed tonight and revisted in May, the rationale by Mr. Watts was that since the issue has been put out for public comment, we should wait for the public comment period to end on April 24th. It was reported that only 6 people had commented by letter and email and about 10 people commented through the city's public comment module on the website.

So, the ordinance changes are tabled until the first Monday in May.

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