October 14, 2008

Roundin' Up The TPA

It's time for another edition of the Texas Progressive Alliance's Weekly Round-Up. This week's roundup is compiled
by Vince from Capitol Annex.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme agrees with Webb County Elections Commissioner Patricia Barrera and Webb County voters: Electronic Voting machines need a voter verifiable paper trail.

jobsanger thinks the Texas
Legislature should rescind the Texas Driver Responsibility Program,
which has one million href="http://jobsanger.blogspot.com/2008/10/texans-owe-815-million-in-fines.html">Texas
driver's owing $815 in fines, and wonders if a Denver mural is href="http://jobsanger.blogspot.com/2008/10/artwork-or-political-sign.html">artwork
or a political sign.

Justin at AAA-Fund Blog makes note
of near-violent anti-Iraqi
racism at Texas A&M
.

Captain Kroc at href="http://www.McBlogger.com">McBlogger has href="http://www.mcblogger.com/archives/2008/10/evangelical_sav.html">some
advice for evangelicals narrowly focused on abortion.

href="http://brainsandeggs.blogspot.com/2008/10/voter-suppression-in-news.html">Voter
suppression by Republicans in Harris County is carefully
distinguished from href="http://brainsandeggs.blogspot.com/2008/10/conservatives-keep-on-shrieking-fraud.html">the
"voter fraud" the conservatives continually whine about, but
PDiddie's favorite (indeed his only) conservative
commenter studiously doesn't get it. At href="http://brainsandeggs.blogspot.com">Brains and Eggs.

nytexan of href="http://www.bluebloggin.com">BlueBloggin points out that once
again Bush lied and Congress went along with href="http://www.bluebloggin.com/2008/10/11/nsa-eavesdropping-on-americans-and-bushs-bs-war-on-terror/">NSA
Eavesdropping On Americans And Bush’s BS War On Terror. Americans
now have the pleasure of knowing that NSA has listened to US citizens.
Happy now!

Off the Kuff takes a look at
the href="http://www.offthekuff.com/mt/archives2/2008/10/012582.html#012582">30-day
finance reports for Harris County candidates.

href="http://thetexascloverleaf.blogspot.com/2008/10/mail-in-ballots-returned-for-postage-in.html">Mail
in ballots returned for postage? It has already happened in Denton
County. The Texas Cloverleaf has more.

Gary at Easter Lemming Liberal News posted videos, from
href="http://elemming2.blogspot.com/2008/10/why-barack-obama-is-ahead-in-north.html">why
Obama is leading in North Carolina to the new GOP base and other
stuff in one of his rambles around the web.

target="_blank">BossKitty at target="_blank">TruthHugger is saddened how some Americans cannot
progress beyond old thinking. href="http://truthhugger.com/2008/10/12/i%e2%80%99d-rather-not-say-its-about-race/"
target="_blank">I’d Rather Not Say Its About RACE
is an expose showing how Republican Politics exploits "old thinking" to
control voters.

If you live in Bellaire, Sugarland, Galveston, or another part of the
oddly gerrymandered SD 17, you may have gotten a "push poll" from folks
trying to whittle down Democratic candidate Chris Bell's lead in the
state Senate race. George at The
Texas Blue
points out some href="http://www.thetexasblue.com/dirty-tricks-in-sd-17">dirty tricks in
Texas' 17th Senate district.

Vince at Capitol Annex--freshly back from a six-day hiatus after moving
servers-- href="http://capitolannex.com/2008/10/06/election-2008-preview-twelve-hot-house-races/">has
ranked "Hot" Texas House races in anticipation of the 2008 elections.

Posted by mcblogger at October 14, 2008 10:20 AM

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