Texoblogosphere: Week of August 15th

The Texas Progressive Alliance announces that all of its members have renamed themselves “Simone” as we bring you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff notes the changes to the voter ID law that were approved last week.

Harris County Republicans completed the epic fail trifecta with Commissioner Steve Radack’s “enjoy your floods!” remarks, which piled on the continuing troubles of DA Devon Anderson and Sheriff Ron Hickman. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs posted that that Democrats have a good shot at a clean sweep of these three offices, and only one of them should require a little effort to accomplish.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is appalled at the McAllen Monitor for publishing an oped describing how to strip TWO Supreme Court Justices from Barack Obama.

Socratic Gadfly, as he continues to recover from a fairly bad broken arm, tells 1 percenters he’s not a freeloader because of the legitimate assistance of workman’s comp.

Like most around Houston, Texas Leftist was quite surprised to hear/ see Harris County Commissioner Steve Radack’s insensitive comments about flood victims. Thankfully his Democratic challenger Jenifer Pool was quick to respond. This race may have just gotten interesting.

Neil at All People Have Value saw a mother steer her young daughter away from some Legos at the Lego store saying that a Lego airplane and truck was for boys. Neil wondered what is wrong with people. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.


And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.

Space City Weather explains why hurricanes go where they go.

Josh Blackman highlight’s the Electoral College’s intended role as a check on despotism.

Christopher Hooks reads Greg Abbott’s silly book so you don’t have to.

The TSTA Blog reminds us that school finance depends on legislators, not lottery players.

Paradise in Hell counts all the ways that George P. Bush’s endorsement of Donald Trump is awesome.

John Nova Lomax ponders the morality of Steve Miller’s rock classic Take The Money And Run.