Texas Blog Round Up (May 3, 2009)

Posted in Around The State, Commentary at 9:00 am by wcnews

The Texas Progressive Alliance is enjoying the May flowers as we bring you this week’s blog roundup.

Texas Oil and Gas Accountability Project is A BIG BUNCH OF MEANIES according to a major industry publication. OGAP is so mean for “setting up shop in Texas” and requiring that industry Drill-Right Texas. And, TXsharon is really, really mean on he blog Bluedaze: DRILLING REFORM FOR TEXAS.

Off the Kuff had a discussion of the city of Houston’s term limits, which are currently under review.

In a first for WhosPlayin, a local school board trustee is compelled to admit he lied about his criminal record before the “liberal blogger” can write about it, based on act of investigating it.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wants to point out that border violence precipitated by poor drug policy has nothing to do with immigration reform. Think about it. Don’t let fear mongers fool you.

Adam at Three Wise Men gives us the skinny on the upcoming midterms.

Governor MoFo had a decent media week: his two-month-old shooting of a coyote went national, and he pandered effectively to Texas Hispanics. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs summarizes the manipulations in “Rick Perry’s not bad, pretty good week”.

The Texas Cloverleaf looks at the possibility of the Arizona immigration law coming to Texas in 2011.

Neil at Texas Liberal wrote about one small way he maintains his faith in democracy despite all the dumb things taking place in daily life.

In a week full of immigration policy debates and talk of killing coyotes, Barfly at McBlogger chose to look at something far more troubling.

Bay Area Houston found Rick Perry’s official campaign song, Macho Man by the Village People.

WCNews at Eye On Williamson Lt. Gov. David Dewhursts double standard on spending tax payer money, Please don’t dew us like this.

Libby Shaw discovers the true prototype for Governor Perry’s governing style: Beavis and Butthead. As she tells it: “Rick Perry has as much compassion and empathy for his constituents as would Beavis and Butt-Head. “ She wonders, “…why does Rick Perry have serious problems with outreach programs, whether local, state or federal, all of which attempt to throw life lines to those who are in a desperate struggle, whether it is a financial burden, crippling health care costs, or top quality educational benefits for public schools? Check it all out at TexasKaos.

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