The Texas Progressive Alliance honors the legacy of LBJ and the continuing struggle for civil rights as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Libby Shaw at Texas Kaos is perplexed over Greg Abbott’s disappearing acts. Is he hiding from his white nationalist educational adviser who believes women and minorities are intellectually inferior to men like him? Or is he hiding because he wants standardized testing for four year old children? Where is Greg Abbott?
Texas Progressive Alliance bloggers Stace Medellin (DosCentavos.net) and Charles Kuffner (OffTheKuff.com) will be panelist on Politics Done Right on KPFT discussing the delegitimized news media, blogging, and crowdsourcing the news. – EgbertoWillies.com.
The Texas Renewal Project, a conclave of evangelical pastors, met in Austin last week and decided that the fires of Hell are just about to consume us all because of gay marriage and non-discrimination ordinances and things like that. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs says that if God is really that homophobic, then he’ll take a pass, thanks.
WCNews at Eye on Williamson on Perry’s latest corporate scheme. It may not be illegal, but what’s going on here is is inherently incompatible with democracy. It just seems wrong that the governor of Texas is allowed to gallivant around the world to do the bidding for corporations. While he continues to deny health care to those who need it.
And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.
Lone Star Ma reminds us that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.
The Lunch Tray laments the trend of giving students junk food “treat bags” during standardized testing periods.
Lone Star Q updates us on failed former Senate candidate and sportscaster Craig James.
Jason Stanford mocks conservative victimhood.
Texas Watch lauds the tort system for its power to hold corporations accountable.
Beer, TX notes that the big beer distributors will be standing fast against any further attempts to level the playing field for craft brewers.
The Rivard Report documents efforts to make San Antonio’s Fiesta parade more sustainable.
Offcite notes Houston’s first Sunday street closing in the Heights to encourage pedestrian traffic was born in the rain, which did not seem to discourage participation much.
Grits wonders who is advising Rick Perry on the issue of prison rape.