The Texas Progressive Alliance believes that it’s not whether you stumble that matters but whether you get up and keep going as it brings you this week’s roundup.
The first beatings in the Republican takeover in Harris County were administered at their election night watch party, as the media that dared to speak during a prayer experienced first-hand the love of Christ and his believers. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs wonders if assaulting a reporter on camera, physically or verbally, is really what Jesus would do.
And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.
Hair Balls informs us that the Fifth Circuit wasn’t always a judicial wingnut backwater.
John Wright updates us on Connie Wilson’s efforts to get a drivers license that properly uses her wife’s surname.
The Lunch Tray divines what the elections mean for school food.
Nonsequiteuse has a message for those who would dump on Battleground Texas.
Texas Vox says that just because air is better doesn’t mean it’s good.
and then, there’s always my post:
Dos Centavos also points out that in Texas, Latinos just didn’t vote.
Mike Collier is running for Texas Comptroller–the State of Texas’ bean counter. You know when candidates say they are “uniquely” qualified for a position? Well, Mike’s a CPA. While he’ll have a great staff to back him up in Austin, we can be secure in the knowledge that when he is providing financial projections, talking about budgets and other financial stuff, he’ll actually know what he’s talking about. Check out his ad–one of my favorites of the season:
Here’s an ad from Sam Houston, Democrat for Texas Attorney General. I met him Mr. Houston at a breakfast in which I got to introduce him. He’s from the same small town as I; except, his is called Colorado City out in West Texas. He’s a small-town boy that ended up making it in the big city, and you just have to like that kind of story. Check out the ad:
With the help of Tex-Mex legend Little Joe Hernandez, Leticia Van de Putte, Democrat for Lt. Governor, energized activists at a rally held at the Communications Workers of America Hall in Houston.
Along with a fiery speech by Van de Putte, Little Joe y La Familia performed for the crowd. Van de Putte has been on a bus tour of Texas that will take her 6,000 miles to dozens of towns and cities. Energetic crowds have welcomed her and have turned into phone banking activists for the candidate and the slate of Democrats.
Van de Putte has challenged right-wing favorite Dan Patrick for his divisive vitriol and attacks against immigrants, women, and others. Calling it a lack of respect for these groups, Van de Putte has vowed to run an effective State Senate, rather than one based on agendas, such as Patrick’s.
Little Joe added that it is Van de Putte who will serve all Texans, especially those who often go ignored–the poor, minorities, women. Hernandez has been a vocal supporter of Van de Putte and Wendy Davis, as is evidenced in the video below, as he performs the anthemic, Las Nubes.
As I was eating a delicious breakfast at Alfreda’s Soulfood Cafe on Almeda this morning (you need to check it out!), this ad popped up on the TV. I must say it’s one of the best responses to an attack ad. The current DA (Anderson) attacked Kim Ogg as “dangerous” without any explanation. Kim Ogg’s response is perfect. Check it out.
He’s been a very public supporter of Wendy Davis and Leticia Van de Putte at his concerts, so, it is great to hear that Jose Maria de Leon Hernandez–Little Joe–will be in Houston on Thursday to rally support for Van de Putte.
Little Joe (and his brother Johnny who now lives in California) has deep roots in Texas political culture and has always been up to the task of rallying the people for anything having to do with voting, legislation, and even public health issues like diabetes. He’s still a prominent voice for change and progress, especially in the Mexican American community.
Here are the details for the rally and performance:
Even Wendy adds some Español to this positive ad. Check it out.
I love it when my favorite candidates speak Spanglish!
Here’s a tough ad from Sam Houston, Democrat for Attorney General, in which he slams Republican Ken Paxton over some his financial dealings. Check it out.