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, July 27, 2009

Upcoming Meetings & Events

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

Monday, July 27:
  • Texas Democratic Women of Collin County The state of sexuality education in Texas, with Kathy Miller of the Texas Freedom Network. (6:45 PM, Collin College Preston Ridge, Founders Hall, Rm F148, 9700 Wade Blvd, Frisco)
  • Old East Dallas Democrats (7 PM, Grace United Methodist Church, 4104 Junius St at Haskell, Dallas)
  • Telephone Townhall On Health Care in District 30 by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson. See article below. (7:10 - 8:10 PM, by phone)
Tuesday, July 28:
  • Judge Carter Thompson Re-election Campaign Kickoff
    (5 - 7 PM, Sammy's BBQ, 2126 Leonard St., Dallas)
  • Honduras Panel Discussion Moderator Lon Burnham, panelists are Dallas peace activist Gene Lantz, and Margarita Alvarez and Ricard Ventura, Central American activists. (7 - 8:30 PM, Progressive Center of Texas, Southside on Lamar, Suite 1021, 1409 S. Lamar, Dallas)
  • Dallas Democrats Meetup (7 PM, La Madeleine, 3072 Mockingbird Ln off Central, Dallas)
  • Richardson / North Dallas Democrats (7 PM, Marrakesh Cafe, 7989 Belt Line Rd, Dallas)
  • VAN 301: Expert level webinar from the Texas Democratic Party, for county parties and campaigns. For more information contact Texas Democratic Party's Political Director, Sondra Haltom, by email to shaltom AT txdemocrats DOT org. (7 PM, on-line)
  • Dallas Stonewall Young Democrats (7:30 PM, Bengal Coast, Centrum Building, 3102 Oak Lawn Ave. at Cedar Springs, Dallas)
Wednesday, July 29:
  • Judge Peggy Hoffman Campaign Kick-off and Fundraiser (5 - 7 PM, Capitol Pub, 2401 North Henderson at Capitol, Dallas)
  • Dallas County East Democrats Speaker will be Molly Hanchey of the Progressive Center. (7 PM, Martinez restaurant, 901 Gross Rd., Mesquite)
Thursday, July 30:
  • Judge Carlos Cortez Re-election Fundraiser Please RSVP to Michelle at 214/468-9000 or by email to carlos AT judgecarloscortez DOT com. (5:30 - 7:30 PM, 10300 Gaywood Road, Dallas)
Friday, July 31:
  • Urban Environmentalism: Sharing Sustainable Progress discussion with Houston Mayor Bill White and Laura Aune, Trade Commissioner, Canadian Consulate General-Dallas. Sign up on-line at this page. (6:30 PM, Progressive Center of Texas, 1409 S. Lamar St., Dallas)
Saturday, August 1:
  • Mayor Bill White For Senator Precinct Meetings The Houston Mayor and candidate for U.S. Senate will be at a series of local precinct meetings all day and on Sunday.
    (8:00-9:30 AM, Norma's Cafe, 1123 West Davis Street, Dallas;
    10:00-11:15 AM, Eban Village Community Center, 3023 Park Row Ave, Dallas;
    12:45-2:00 PM, La Madeleine French Bakery, 3906 Lemmon Ave #110, Dallas;
    2:30-3:45 PM, Martinez Restaurant, 901 Gross Road, Mesquite;
    4:00-5:15 PM, Paloma Garland, 3545 West Walnut, Garland;
    5:45-7:00 PM, Paloma Carrollton, 2717 E Belt Line Road, Carrollton)
  • Park Cities / Central Dallas Democrats (11 AM, Desperados Restaurant, 4818 Greenville, just north of University Blvd., Dallas)
Sunday, August 2:
  • Dallas Stonewall Young Democrats Pool Party Food, drinks, swimming, paddle boat on the lake, volleyball, margarita machine, and fun! $20 donation to help send delegates to Young Dems convention in Chicago. (3 - 7 PM, 7044 Royal Lane, Dallas)
  • Mayor Bill White For Senator Precinct Meeting (2:00-4:00 PM, South Dallas Cafe, 7035 Marvin D. Love Freeway, Dallas)
Wednesday, August 5:
  • Judge David Hanschen Campaign Kickoff Reception (4:30 - 7:30 PM, Hyatt Terrace Balcony, Suite 388, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 300 Reunion Blvd E, Dallas)
  • Re-elect John R. Ames Tax Assessor/Collector Reception/Fundraiser Free parking. (5 - 7 PM, El Fenix Restaurant - Upstairs Room, 1601 McKinney Ave, Dallas)
Thursday, August 6:
  • Judge Andy Chatham Re-election Fundraiser (5:30 - 7:30 PM, Vickery Park, 2810 N. Henderson, Dallas)
  • Dallas Peace Center Summer Lecture Series: Dr. Juan Cole Highly respected professor, author and blogger about the Middle East. Tickets $65. To purchase online see this page. (Reception 6 PM, Dinner and program 7 PM, FunAsia, 1210 E Belt Line Rd., Richardson)
Saturday, August 8:
  • Grand Prairie Democrats (10 AM, Avion Village Clubhouse, 800 Skyline Rd., Grand Prairie)
Monday, August 10:
  • Metrocrest Democrats Two speakers from Aids Interfaith Network. (7 PM, New New Buffet, 3822 Belt Line Rd., Addison)
Tuesday, August 11:
  • Judge David Lopez Reception and Fundraiser (5:30 - 7:30 PM, Las Ranitas Restaurant, 325 E. Jefferson Blvd. at Crawford, Dallas)
Wednesday, August 12:
  • Davey Lamb for Judge Kickoff and Fundraiser (5:30 - 7:30 PM, Fearing's Restaurant, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 2121 McKinney Avenue, Dallas)
Thursday, August 13:
  • Judge Angela M. King Re-election Campaign Kickoff (5 - 7 PM, Sammy's Bar B Que, 2126 Leonard St, Dallas)
Saturday, August 15:
  • Ann Richards Dinner and Silent Auction by the Democratic Party of Collin County. Keynote Speaker Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins. Tickets $60. Sponsorships available. Purchase online at this
    . (6:30 PM Cash Bar and Silent Auction, 7: 15 PM Dinner, Hilton Gardens Inn, 705 Central Express at Bethany Drive, Allen)
Tuesday, September 1:
  • Dallas County Democratic Party Executive Committee 3rd Quarter Meeting (6 PM, CWA Hall, 1408 N. Washington, Dallas)
Monday, September 7:
  • DCDP Annual Labor Day Picnic The DCDP will provide fried chicken and hot dogs as long as they last. Picnic attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite side dish or dessert. Free! (Noon - 4 PM, Catholic Czech Club, 4930 Military Parkway, Dallas)

Watching The Web 090727

Politico profiles Dallas' State Representative Rafael Anchia.

Video with Rachel Maddow on how "Gov. Rick 'Great Hair' Perry Says Texas Will Secede from Government Health Care".

The Backfire Effect: a study shows refuting conservatives with facts only makes them believe nonsense even more strongly.

A perfect example of the above: a blogger dissects bizarreness from Pat Boone at Torture Isn’t Torture. Health Care Is Torture!.

And this week's blogger roundup from the Texas Progressive Alliance.

Tonight: Telephone Town Hall On Health Care

This is for those in Congressional District 30. Our U. S. Representative, Eddie Bernice Johnson, will hold a telephone townhall with her district on health care. At 7:10 PM CST, constituents' phones will ring; to participate, constituents simply have to stay on the line. The townhall can also be accessed using the participant dial-in number (877) 229-8493 and the PIN 12854.