The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes everyone a happy Thanksgiving as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Libby Shaw contributing to Daily Kos says the Houston Chronicle’s editorial board perfectly describes Greg Abbott’s stand on Syrian immigrants. “Never one to hesitate when he sees an opportunity to pander to the nativists and the narrow-minded among us, Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday became one of 11 Republican governors (as of this writing) to declare his state would shut the door on Syrian refugees in the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Paris.” Shaw writes Greg Abbott Brings Out the Worst in Texas. Again.
There may be some lessons for Democrats to learn from Louisiana, where they elected a Democratic governor on Saturday, but PDiddie at Brains and Eggs suspects the biggest one is “Run the Bluest Dog you can find against the worst Republican you can find”. And that’s just a tired recipe for the same failed election results in Texas over the past twenty years.
CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme doesn’t understand why some Texas pastors go out of their way to spew hate.
Neil at All People Have Value said the value of everyday life is a good foundation for a broad movement demanding that our everyday work and relationships be given proper regard. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.
Grits for Breakfast calls for police disciplinary files to be opened up.
Juanita goes biblical on Greg Abbott’s shameless announcement refusing refuge to people from Syria.
Robert Rivard notes that Abbott’s decision is in contradiction to Catholic teaching and practice.
The Texas Election Law Blog mocks the three-judge panel for its refusal to act on the ongoing redistricting litigation.
Dallas City Council member Lee Kleinman touts his town’s non-discrimination ordinance.
Paradise in Hell annotates Greg Abbott’s surrender to the terrorists.
Mary Pustejovsky says no one should have to lose a love one to an automobile accident.
Austin On Your Feet provides five lessons from the passage of a “granny flat” ordinance.
Haley Morrison says it is our American duty to show compassion to refugees.
This week’s feature photo shows refugees fleeing the war-torn country of Syria. Tell us again Governor Abbott… what did they do to you??