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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Blame It On Mexico

Michele Bachmann jumps out of the clown car as God finally let's her in on the joke.
Her message to Iowa: Mom. Apple pie. Doomsday.

Ron Paul get's the under thirty vote. Who knew Iowa was so full of Hitler youth?

If Rick Santorum could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.

Do you think Mit Romney can carry Utah?

Rick "The Dick" Perry waffles after a poor showing in Iowa, threatens to quit, then does a little sidestep and gets back in the race.

Texas taxpayers funding his campaign will have to grin and bear it.
Meanwhile, Texas teachers, firemen, police, state mental patients, children living in poverty and all of our lungs are suffering under the yoke of governor shitbag.
A right winger told me that all those problems were a result of bordering Mexico. To him and to governor shitbag I give a Chris Matthews 'Ha!'

Oh, and Newt Gingrich accusing someone of being a liar is like Don King accusing someone of having a bad haircut.

Too much tequila, salt, and lime.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Weekly Wrangle

The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes everyone a happy and prosperous New Year as it brings you the first roundup of 2012.

There were two big redistricting stories last week, and both favored the plaintiffs against Texas and its retrogressive maps. The DC Court issued its decision defining preclearance standards, and the Justice Department filed an amicus brief with SCOTUS arguing it should use the interim maps drawn by the San Antonio court. Off the Kuff has the details on each.

BossKitty at TruthHugger can only laugh at what the GOP has put in the store window this election season: 2012 GOP Lineup and Songs From The 1960s.

WCNews at Eye On Williamson weighs in on redistricting and the Voting Rights Act: Texas Redistricting Round Up.

More Dallas wastewater is headed for Houston, as a project to route more of the Trinity River toward the Bayou City moves forward. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs says that he can't wait to pour a tall glass of Metroplex toilet water.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme screams to the high heavens that Ron Paul is not a principled man.

Neil at Texas Liberal posted about a longtime musician friend looking to form a new protest band in Cincinnati. It's unlikely that anybody in Texas will be able to join this band. But that's not the point. The point is that we all have talents, and we should work hard to make the best use of our talents in the big political year ahead. Don't just sit around and let somebody else generate content for you to consume.

The Lewisville Texan Journal (formerly WhosPlayin) examined TxDOT right-of-way purchases along the I-35E corridor in Denton County, finding that the state was paying much more for properties than the tax roll values. Denton County's Republican County Judge Mary Horn, who is spearheading the effort to expand the road with toll lanes received $993,000 for an investment property she had, which was 19.7 times more than what it was on the tax rolls for.

New Years Funnies