The Texas Progressive Alliance celebrates the passage of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Libby Shaw at Texas Kaos is disgusted by the low blow campaign tactics employed during this election cycle. Where are the issues? Texas GOP: No Blow is too Low. Bring on the Boats, Hoes and Abortion Barbie.
Letters from Texas contemplates the existential dilemma of Log Cabin Republicans.
How much does it cost for Greg Abbott to change his mind? PDiddie at Brains and Eggs is glad you asked! That’s on sale right now for $350,000, and if you buy before the end of the month, he might be flexible on the price.
After a landmark week in local politics, Texas Leftist shares the true importance of passing the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. It’s not just about preventing discrimination. HERO actually makes Houston a safer city as well.
WCNews at Eye on Williamson points out that Congressman John Carter (R-Round Rock) didn’t care about the problems at the VA until he thought he could score political points with them, Carter Knew About VA Problems Back In 2012.
Neil at All People Have Value offered support to folks protesting against the huge wasteful amount of money being spent on World Cup soccer in Brazil while basic needs go unmet. Neil says the real money needs to go to everyday people and not only the well-connected few. All People Have Value is part of NeilAquino.com.
And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.
Nonsequiteuse relates a sadly too common tale of street harassment.
Grits worries about the high number of child abuse rulings that are subsequently overturned on appeal.
Todo Texas wonders who the next batch of rising Latino political stars in Texas will be once the Castro brothers go national.
Texas Vox notes the correlation between smart subsidies for solar energy and job growth.
The Lunch Tray pens a letter to Michelle Obama.
Texas Watch gives five things you need to do to get ready for hurricane season.
PTA Mom asserts that everything she needed to know about politics she learned from school board elections.
Juanita tells the best story ever about Pat Robertson and Saran Wrap.