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

Friday, October 30, 2015

Texas blog roundup for the week of October 26

The Texas Progressive Alliance is scouting out pumpkin patches as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff looked at early voting trends for 2015.

Socratic Gadfly told people who had not yet been to the polls to vote No to 6 of 7 on the constitutional amendments propositions.

Libby Shaw at Texas Kaos and contributing to Daily Kos explores the devastation to women’s health care options in Texas, compliments of the state’s far right Republican policies. The Texas GOP & Its Unforgiving War on Women.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is horrified at the Republicans use of state power to abuse Planned Parenthood, their patients, their employees, their associates and the people of Texas.

All of the political mail, door hangers, and assorted communication from the upcoming election for 2015 was photographed, discussed, and then recycled by PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.

Realizing the value of everyday life, which when asserted against the elite and insider absence of values of the establishments of both major parties is a possible starting point for an uprising or people’s movement, Neil at All People Have Value took two pictures of traffic in Houston.


And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.

Better Texas Blog analyzes State Propositions 1 and 7.

Streetsblog advocates against Prop 7.

The Current reports on the signs that Rep. Diego Bernal is providing local businesses who do not want to allow open carry on their premises.

Fascist Dyke Motors voted and feels good about it.

Texas Watch provides five things to know when filing a wildfire insurance claim.

Bekah McNeel vents her shame and outrage at being fooled by Volkswagon.

The Texas Election Law Blog answers your questions about homeless voting.

Now Watch The Vultures Gather

Today I got a recorded phone call from my Congresswoman, Eddie Bernice Johnson. It asked for support for "one last term". So she'll run again next year, then everyone and their canine will go for her seat in 2018. Let's hope that at least one will be half as good as she has been.

Impending Hotfoot

8 times Obama said there would be no ground troops or no combat mission in Syria

No, Obama wouldn't lie. I can only assume he will order them in wearing sandals, instead of boots. Maybe they'll be cooler in the anteroom to hell.