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Texoblogosphere: Week of April 25th

The Texas Progressive Alliance is gathered here today to get through this thing called mourning the loss of Prince as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff looks at the different reactions to Houston repealing HERO and North Carolina passing its harsh anti-equality law.

Libby Shaw contributing to Daily Kos insists that something has got to be done about Houston’s serial flooding. Bold political leadership and action are woefully lacking. Houston: We really can’t do this every year.

Socratic Gadfly notes there’s no “old lace” in the GOP race, just arsenic vs cyanide, and speculates on how it might play out.

The greater Houston area has received four ‘100-year” storms in the past twelve months. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs thinks it’s either time to find a new name for these apocalyptic floods, or perhaps address the various root causes (climate change, too much concrete, greedy land developers) of them.

Many people in McAllen cannot travel. Why? Crazy immigration rules terrorize families. CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wants immigration reform.

Neil at All People Have Value took note of the hopeful 2016 Texas Green Party convention. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.


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

Beyond Bones takes a stand against shark finning.

The Makeshift Academic urges Democrats to accept a lame-duck confirmation of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court if it is on offer.

Better Texas Blog celebrates Tax Day.

Grits for Breakfast dismisses talk of a “crime wave” in Texas.

Paradise in Hell just can’t even with Sid Miller.

If you haven’t heard of this week’s feature photo by now, you’re clearly not in #Formation.  Texas native Beyonce is once again stirring things up with the release of her new album, Lemonade.

Get that “hot sauce” ready.



Immigration: “It’s not just policies… It’s about people.”

On Tuesday, President Obama spoke to the nation in broad terms about his proposals for comprehensive Immigration reform. Of course, much of the reason for the broad terms is because he wasn’t proposing anything new.

The President’s speech on Immigration reform was short, and to the point. He didn’t mince words much, and simply asked Congress to get to work.

Watch the President’s full remarks here…

Pa’lante! Cristina Saralegui endorses Obama

It may not have rocked the Anglosphere, but on the heels of President Obama’s bold step forward for immigration reform, he also locked up a very substantial endorsement… perhaps the largest of the 2012 campaign.

Media titan Cristina Saralegui now supports President Obama. Known around the Hispanic world simply as “Cristina”, her talk show reached 100 million world-wide viewers before it’s 2010 cancellation. With the immigration announcement in tow, this endorsement certainly provided a double-whammy to the Romney campaign’s hopes to make in-roads within the Hispanic community.

Of course the presumptive Republican nominee isn’t doing himself any favors either. Mr. Romney continues to evade questions in response what he would do in the immigration situation. Though he’s certainly no longer advocating “self-deportation” as he did in the primaries (or is he?? it remains unclear), Romney is apparently stuck on a way forward. If he agrees with Obama, then he’ll alinate the fringe right coalition. If he disagrees, he’ll endanger any hope of support he may gain with moderates and DREAM Act supporters. Given his exemplary business experience, one is left to wonder why he CEO skills haven’t taught him how to handle this situation better?

Hopefully Mr. Romney will figure something out soon.

But for Mr. Obama, it is “Pa’lante” indeed.

(please note: use of the campaign video is for purposes of the article and is not indicative of an endorsement by Texas Leftist)