Texas blog roundup for the week of April 27

The Texas Progressive Alliance – at least this member, anyway – would like to say “Go Rockets!” Oh, and here’s this week’s blog roundup.

The Senate this past week passed a bill to reform the state’s unemployment insurance laws in a way that would allow us to accept up to $600 million in stimulus funds, despite Governor Perry’s resistance. Off the Kuff has the details.

YaGottaLoveIt of South Texas Chisme says Voter ID is needed to eliminate ghost voting in the Texas House of Representatives. Why don’t the Republicans try it out there first?

Neil at Texas Liberal offers up information on Swine Flu and provides tips on proper handwashing.

AAA-Fund Blog has audio from the recent national call with Ramey Ko and Hubert Vo about voting rights in Texas and around the nation.

WCNews at Eye On Williamson has the latest on transportation issues in the lege, This week’s transportation action in the legislature.

This week, McBlogger took some time out his busy schedule to do something unusual, criticize someone. Specifically, Karl Rove who thinks teabaggin’ is just awesome and the beginning of the Republican Party’s return to electoral relevance. McBlogger, as you can imagine, has a different opinion.

John Culberson nosed out Joe Barton for the first “Douchebag of the Week” award presented by Brains and Eggs. It was a close contest with Newt Gingrich, Dick Cheney, and the Texas House Republicans all competing fiercely for the coveted prize. Better luck next week, jerks.

BossKitty at TruthHugger sees big problems addressing the pandemic hysteria because workers cannot tolerate risk staying home sick. Because Health Insurance has become such an exclusive club any medical emergency, like a contagious outbreak, can become a pandemic crisis. FLU PANDEMIC – Stay Home or Go To Work Sick?

Todd Hill at Burnt Orange Report writes about how TX Senator John Cornyn admits that the KBH seat is winnable for Democrats. This revelation from Big Bad John comes after we learn that Bill White and John Sharp had the largest 1Q fundraising totals for any non-incumbent Senate candidate in the country.

Over at TexasKaos, Libby Shaw gathers the shameful record of Republican buffoonery into a sad and funny report she calls “Texas Republican Jackasses Continue to Bring Shame to Texas”. You don’t want to miss this one. With videos!

Vince at Capitol Annex notes that Congressman Joe Barton (R-Ennis) got dissed by Al Gore on global warming.

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