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Texas blog roundup for the week of July 22

The Texas Progressive Alliance stands with Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Presley, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib and against Donald Trump’s appalling and unacceptable racism as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff looks at the young candidates for City Council in Houston, where the municipal electorate tends to be pretty old.

SocraticGadfly shows and describes why Texas arts aficionados who have any chance to see the late-life Monet exhibit at the Kimball need to go.

Dos Centavos scoffs at the weak Republican response to Trump’s latest racist diatribe.


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

Better Texas Blog urges a vote against HJR38, the double secret illegal anti-income tax constitutional amendment.

Juanita applauds former CCA Justice Elsa Alcala’s departure from the Republican Party.

Streetsblog cheers Houston’s elimination of minimum parking requirements in two near-downtown neighborhoods.

Indivisible Houston commits to flipping Texas in 2020.

The Lunch Tray wants a real federal response to lunch shaming.

Elise Hu provides your Trader Joe’s shopping list.

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  1. Bill Daniels says:

    Oh, lookie, here’s the Gal Qaeda squad calling for people to go back where they came from:

    And Pressley….I love Pressley.

    “This is the time to redefine that table,” she continued. “Because if you’re going to come to this table, all of you who have aspirations of running for office, if you’re not prepared to come to that table and represent that voice, don’t come, because we don’t need any more brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice. We don’t need black faces that don’t want to be a black voice. We don’t need Muslims that don’t want to be a Muslim voice. We don’t need queers that don’t want to be a queer voice.”

    I trust that she also doesn’t want white faces that don’t want to be a white voice. I trust she doesn’t want Christians that don’t want to be a Christian voice. I trust she doesn’t want straight males that don’t want to be a voice for straight males. So I ask the peanut gallery here, which I gather is mostly white male…..will you be a voice for white males?

  2. Bill Daniels says:

    White men: You are dangerous and need to be profiled and monitored. YOU are the problem with America.

  3. Jules says:

    Bill stop posting edited videos. You are so gullible. Why don’t you start your own blog and leave us alone with your fake nonsense?

  4. Bill Daniels says:


    I saw no cuts or voice overs, if you have a different version, post it up, please. Are you taking issue with the Newsweek article or the direct quote of Pressley as well?

    Now, a woman of color has told you that you are the problem. Go sit in the corner like a good cuck and reflect on that, and see what you could do to show your white guilt. I’m showing you what your ‘squad’ thinks of YOU. The ultra racist progressives that have taken over the Dems are the reason why blue dog Dems don’t really exist anymore, save for maybe Manchin, and surprisingly, perhaps Sinema in AZ. I don’t see any JFK’s in this season’s crop.

  5. Jules says:

    Quote from Bill: “I “…big white flash…” a good cuck”

    It really explains a lot about the way you think that you can’t see the cut in the video, it’s not hidden, it’s an obvious big white flash.

  6. Bill Daniels says:


    Just for you, here’s the full Al Jazeera interview. You can start at about 5 minutes if you don’t want to watch the whole thing.

  7. Jules says:

    Quote from Bill: “I”…big white flash…”sit in the corner like a good cuck”

  8. Bill Daniels says:


    Do you have any thoughts on the full interview? Do you have any thoughts on Pressley’s statement? Thoughts on the Newsweek article?

    You are a cuckold because you see the blatant racism hurled by Gal Qaeda at YOU, and you meekly sit there and support it. You feel like you deserve it for some strange reason. You really feel that these women are your betters, that you need to supplicate yourself to them. You feel free to attack me, because “hey, look at me, I’m attacking white men, too!” You think this somehow endears yourself to Omar? Pro-tip: it doesn’t. She just looks at you as a miserable, weak person. She doesn’t respect you, she feeds off the weakness of people like you.

    Even Nancy Pelosi can see this. Why can’t you?

  9. voter_worker says:

    I watched the entire interview and Rep. Omar CLEARLY was speaking conditionally and hypothetically about profiling white men IF the Administration’s concern truly were about the internal security of the nation, and not gutter politics playing to the base. One may agree or disagree with that, but she did not call for profiling of white men. As for actual profiling, here are three young and foolish men who have volunteered to be profiled for the rest of their lives. Stupid is as stupid does. From the Jackson MS Clarion-Ledger:

  10. Bill Daniels says:

    Hey Jules:

    Trump is using the weight and bully pulpit of the presidency to coerce other nations to decriminalize homosexuality.

    He’s fighting for YOUR people even as you fight against him. As an aside, I don’t remember Obama making a global push to stop the criminalization of homosexuality. Do you?

  11. Manny says:

    I think last time two people said Bill you may not a racist but you are a bigot. Bill not only are you a bigot you are a racist and a liar. Do as Jules suggested, start your own blog.

  12. Bill Daniels says:


    You’re a sad, bitter, shriveled old racist who time has been left behind, kind of like Cummings, except you didn’t get rich off your race baiting. I posted a Time magazine story, a direct quote from Pressley, and a video of Ilhan el Said Elsi. Which one of those was a lie? Did I fake the video? Get the quote wrong? Do you suddenly have a problem with Time magazine as a source?

    I pity you Manny. Despite the affirmative action provided by whites that enabled you to get an education and employment, you still have misplaced vitriol for white people. I have a theory about why that is.

    You were probably sexually abused as a kid, maybe by a priest, a tio, or maybe a family friend. Because of your shame, you can’t actually lash out at the man or men who hurt you, so you substitute white people as the target for your rage. News flash, Manny, it wasn’t a white man who abused you, it was most probably one of your own. If that person or those persons are still alive, you need to confront THEM, and stop using whites as a substitute whipping boy.

    Time to cowboy up, Manny. Despite your constant lashing out, I feel like I know you, and I would like to see you live out your golden years in peace, and get some happiness out of life. What happened to you wasn’t your fault. How you deal with it is.

  13. Bill Daniels says:


    Let me show you what your scorched Earth ideas lead to:

    This woman, fresh off helping Dems win over 60 House seats in 2018 was booted from her job. Her ‘crime?’ It sure wasn’t that she was not effective in her job performance. Dems kicked butt in the House races. So why then?

    A: Because she is white. I guess even being a woman wasn’t enough to save her.

    Directly from the NBC article:

    “According to a report published by Politico on Monday, Jaslow’s resignation came as the chairwoman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Rep. Cheri Bustos of Illinois, tries to deal with concerns among Democratic lawmakers that the committee isn’t diverse enough in leadership positions.

    Bustos, according to the report, flew back to Washington on Monday from her district to deal with the concerns, which come on the first week of the House’s six-week summer recess.

    Also leaving are Molly Ritner, political director; Nick Pancrazio, deputy executive director; Jared Smith, communications director; Melissa Miller, communications aide; and Van Ornelas, director of diversity, two House Democratic leadership sources confirmed. Those departures were also reported by Politico Monday.

    Bustos said in a statement Monday night that Jacqueline Newman will replace Jaslow as interim executive director.

    “Today has been a sobering day filled with tough conversations that too often we avoid, but I can say confidently that we are taking the first steps toward putting the DCCC back on path to protect and expand our majority, with a staff that truly reflects the diversity of our Democratic caucus and our party,” Bustos said.

    In a weekend statement, Reps. Filemon Vela and Vicente González, both Hispanic and from Texas, had called for Jaslow to step down.

    “The DCCC is now in complete chaos,” they said in their joint statement. “The single most immediate action that Cheri Bustos can take to restore confidence in the organization and to promote diversity is to appoint a qualified person of color, of which there are many, as executive director at once. We find the silence of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on this issue to be deafening.”

    Jaslow had served as the DCCC’s executive director since December, after House Democrats won back control of the House. According to her LinkedIn profile, she previously worked as an independent consultant and as the executive director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

    “As I told the team today, they are without a doubt the most talented group of people I’ve ever worked with in my life,” Jaslow said in a statement posted on Twitter. “It was an honor and a true privilege to work with them every day and know with confidence that the Democratic House Majority will be protected with their relentless dedication, and under the leadership of Chairwoman Bustos.”

    Bustos said in Monday night’s statement that “Allison Jaslow is a combat veteran who understands at her core that the mission must always come first, and I’m saddened that I must accept her resignation.”

    “I am extraordinarily proud of our team at the DCCC, and I am proud to Chair this Committee in the same way I have raised my own family: owning my mistakes, and learning from them, at the same time I celebrate what we have accomplished,” Bustos said.

    “Today, I recognize that, at times, I have fallen short in leading these talented individuals. To my colleagues, who I have the upmost respect for, I hear your concerns, and we can and must do better,” Bustos said.
    Alex Moe

    Alex Moe is a Capitol Hill producer for NBC News covering the House of Representatives.
    Rebecca Shabad

    Rebecca Shabad is a congressional reporter for NBC News, based in Washington.”