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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Mid Week Wrangle

The Texas Progressive Alliance is ready for the big winds of swirling moist air -- both of them -- coming from the general direction of Tampa as it brings you this week's roundup.

Off the Kuff published interviews with Congressman Gene Green and Congressional candidate Jim Dougherty.  

BossKitty at TruthHugger was interrupted while researching the abomination of H.R. 1096: Sanctity of Life Act of 2011, Questions and Permutations, to comment on the recent shootings in New York: Do You Feel Better It Wasn’t Terrorism? Then came the sad news that Neil Armstrong escaped the bonds of earth for the last time: He Stopped The World On July 20, 1969.

The GOP's answer for everything is trickle-down. WCNews at Eye on Williamson on the latest on transportation's Forgotten Mission: Texas' trickle-down transportation policy.

The legal action by the Harris County Democratic Party to remove DA nominee Lloyd Oliver from the November ballot places the rest of the party's candidates in an unfortunate and unnecessary quandary, posits PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.

Neil at Texas Liberal discussed litter in Houston bayous. This post also featured the famous crying Indian anti-litter PSA from the 70's.  

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme knows that the Romney/Ryan racist welfare ads and jokes are par for the course for the republicans who built that d*mn fence as a monument to racism and fear.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Am I The Only One Creeped Out By This?

Goebbels reincarnate?
Paul Davis Ryan (born January 29, 1970) is the United States Representative for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district and the presumptive nominee of the ...
Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels (German: [ˈɡœbəls][2]; 29 October 1897 – 1 May 1945) was a German politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. As one of Adolf Hitler's closest associates and most devout followers, he was known for his zealous oratory and anti-Semitism.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Glory Hole
Hoo fucking boy, this is wonderful. Jerry Jones, while discussing the sense of urgency and pressure of being a Dallas Cowboy, mentioned how he yearns for the glory holes of yesteryear. He's been around 23 years and seen a lot—a lot—and the past few years have left a bad taste in his mouth. Time to get back to the glory. Jerry Jones wants him some glory hole, needs him some glory hole.
Please listen here for Jerry's outburst and, even funnier, his PR guy's attempt to clean up the mess.
[The Dallas Cowboys Show]
*thanks sean newell at deadspin

Breaking: Giant Uterus Heads For GOP Convention

10 Things This Week-RNC Edition

1.This week you'll see ALL of the Superstar Republicans in Tampa doing WHATEVER it takes to get their leaders elected in November.
All with the exception of one Texas family who's Father and Son BOTH served as President.
How can a 1..2..  punch of conservatism like this be ignored, be denied, be unexploited you ask?
I'll give you a hint: Their last name is Bush, and the RNC wants America to completely forget about them.

2. If forgetting about "The Bush Years" and distancing yourselves from the Bush family is good for Republicans' appeal to voters, then what does that say about "The Bush Years" and its part in the economic crisis?
To me, this is an open and obvious admission of guilt on behalf of the RNC.
If keeping Bush away is good for business, then what the RNC is telling me is that they agree with me that he was a lousy president and a lousy person.

3. Tropical Storm Isaac will draw more media attention than the RNC this week (There is a God). Just ask Al Roker, who's broadcasting live from Key West, gobbling up crabs at Sloppy Joe's.
Every news outlet seems to be covering Isaac and will continue to do so. A Miracle?
Political junkies set the TiVo for Michelle Bachmann if you like freak shows, and I do...

4. Word on the mean streets of Tampa is that the Texas constituency has "none been too welcome" by the RNC.
Rumor has it that the Texas delagation shall be forced to sit in the back of the (publicly-funded) auditorium, out of camera range, and be shuttled in from afar.  It seems the RNC not only wants to keep George W. Bush away from the convention, but it also wants Texans out of the picture, as well.
Hey, at least this way Rick Perry's hotel will be closer to the gay massage parlors.

5. Because of the harsh treatment in Tampa, the Texas delegates have issued a nationwide WHINE.
Isn't that what they're best at...whining? That's really all we ever hear and see them do here in Texas.
They have it down to an art form and apparently the whining will continue.

6. We're going to hear a lot of disturbing news out of Florida the next few days: Widespread destruction and human misery; emergency rooms filled with sick and injured; hoarding and black markets; and widespread violence and looting. But enough about the Republican Party Platform.

7. They'll be some toe-tapping in those RNC men's rooms, don't you know. Or, that is to say some "wide stances".

8. If I had to sum up Romney/Ryan in one word it would be disingenuous.
It takes gall to stand behind a podium with a huge sign that reads "For Our Seniors" when your economic plan is anything but. I hope and pray Florida seniors realize this.

9. Pretty much every Red State passed laws this year that make it impossible for some Americans to vote. Just because they don't drive, or travel abroad, or if they're disenfranchised in any way, they'll be turned away at the polls. 

10. I pity the fools who work at Tampa Bay Chick-fil-A's, especially this week. Can you imagine the horror of dealing with those orders? Bet not one Republican takes their Chick-fil-A down to the area food bank. Not a single one.
Pity those fools indeed...