Political And Other Miscellany From A Stout Democrat In Dallas Texas.
"Politics is the only game for adults." --from Robert A. Heinlein's Double Star

Monday, August 13, 2007

Supreme Court Candidate To Visit Irving:

Judge Susan Criss, current judge of the 212th District Court in Galveston County and Democratic candidate for Texas Supreme Court, will address the August 21, 2007 meeting of the Irving Democratic Club. This is the first appearance of a candidate for statewide office before the Irving Democratic Club since 1998. The meeting will be held at Spring Creek Barbeque Restaurant, 3514 W. Airport Freeway in Irving. The business portion of the meeting will take part from 6:30 to 7:00; Judge Criss will speak from 7:00 until 8:00 and then take questions from the audience. Call 972-513-9522 or email irvingdemocraticclub AT yahoo DOT com for more information.

Come To The DCDP Labor Day Picnic!!:
Labor Day Dishes Needed

The Dallas County Democratic Party will hold its annual Labor Day Picnic, from Noon to 4 PM, on Monday, Sept. 3, at the Catholic Czech Club, located at 4930 Military Parkway, in east Dallas. Meet your fellow Democrats, office holders, and candidates for public office. This is a free event. Dress is casual. Drinks and fried chicken provided. It's a pot luck dinner, so Bonnie Tillery is looking for volunteers to please bring homemade side dishes or desserts. Please contact Bonnie by email to bj-tillery AT tx.rr DOT com with your item.

District 111 Community Forum & Health Fair:

State Representative Yvonne Davis invites her constituents to participate in the District 111 Community Forum & Health Fair on Saturday, August 18. They can gather at one location and register for services offered by various State agencies, participate in health screenings, and speak with representatives from utility companies regarding provider services. The Fair will be held in the Fellowship Hall at Concord Missionary Baptist Church, 6808 Pastor Bailey Drive, Dallas, Texas 75237 from 9 AM to 2 PM.

This year's event will coincide with the state of Texas' Annual Sales Tax Holiday, which is effective August 17 to 19, 2007. Representative Davis will provide the first 200 school age children with backpacks to assist with their back to school efforts.

Health screenings, such as blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, diabetes, sickle cell, prostate (for that you must be 38 or older), and Hepatitis C, will be available for constituents, including no-cost mammograms for Dallas County residents. [Please contact 214-941-3895 for mammogram screening and eligibility -- you must be at least 35, and your last mammogram must have been over one year ago; bring picture ID, proof of Dallas County residency, and (if applicable) Parkland clinic card, insurance information, amd Medicaid letter/Medicare card.]

For more information, contact Representative Davis' district office at 214-941-3895.

Watching The Web:

Sen. Pat Leahy on Rove resignation from Firedoglake
My Guesses on Why Rove Resigned from The Next Hurrah
Karl Rove in Retirement amusing future news from Texas
The Rove Goes on Forever
excerpts from "The Rove Presidency" (at The Atlantic Monthly)

On The Record: Steve Tillery interview at The Texas Blue
Hired Protesters Try To Disrupt Susan Criss Fund-Raiser from Capitol Annex
New TEB Chair's Hostility To Science, Religious Tolerance
Weekly Texas Blog Round Up from Burnt Orange Report

The week's cartoons from Bob Geiger
Daily Show explores mysteries of missing stuff in Iraq video
Goading Xerxes: A New Tactical Twist in the Coming War on Iran
The Banality Of Dick Cheney's Evil from Hullabaloo


(For the latest updates on local events, and links to more info about these, always check the DCDP website Calendar.)

Tuesday, August 14:
  • PVL - A New Era (6:30 PM, Thurgood Marshall Rec Center. 5150 Mark Trail, Dallas)
  • Dallas County Young Democrats Featured speaker: Zachary S. Thompson, Director of Dallas County Health & Human Services on the causes, challenges, and solutions for poverty in Dallas County. (7 PM, Zubar 2012 Greenville Ave., Dallas)
Wednesday, August 15:
  • Garland Democratic Womens Club (11:30 AM, Golden Corral, 10538 Forest Ln.)
  • NW Dallas County Democrats (7:30 PM, Taco Cabana, 11824 Webb Chapel Rd (at LBJ), Farmers Branch)
Thursday, August 16:Saturday, August 18:
  • North Oak Cliff Democrats Breakfast (9 AM, Norma's Cafe, 1123 W Davis St., Dallas)
  • District 111 Community Forum & Health Fair (9 AM to 2 PM, Fellowship Hall, Concord Missionary Baptist Church, 6808 Pastor Bailey Drive, Dallas)
  • Dallas County Democratic Party Executive Committee Meeting Quarterly meeting; will consider DCDP policy on resolutions relating to Endorsements, Warnings and Issues. (10 AM to Noon, Communications Workers of America Hall at 1408 North Washington at Bryan, Dallas 75204)
Tuesday, August 21:
  • Coalition of Black Democrats (6:30 PM, Moreland YMCA, 917 E. Ledbetter (Loop 12), Dallas)
  • Irving Democrats Speaker: Judge Susan Criss, candidate for Texas Supreme Court (6:30 PM, El Rincon de Viejo, Corner of O'Conner and Rochelle, Irving)
  • Stonewall Democrats of Dallas Speaker: Rev. Mike Piazza of Hope For Peace And Justice (6:30 PM, Ojeda's Restaurant, 4617 Maple Ave., Dallas)
Monday, September 3:
  • Dallas County Democratic Party Labor Day Picnic Pot luck dinner, please bring side dishes or desserts. Drinks and fried chicken provided. (1 to 4 PM, Catholic Czech Club, 4930 Military Pkwy., Dallas)


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