An attempt at a left leaning perspective on the cultural and political goings-on in San Angelo, Texas, and hey, maybe even the nation.

Friday, April 30, 2004

I like this:

Democrats may talk like atheists, but we tax like Christians.
-Ezra Klein at Pandagon
Atleast Somebody's Keeping Track

The Center for American Progress has just released a comprehensive database of the outrageous claims of all our favorite right wing pundits/pols. It covers everything from Medicare to 'Activist' Judges to everyones' favorite: WMD. Of course this wouldn't be a claim vs. fact database if they didn't have the facts contradicting those claims right there in techni-color. Sourced, (often with a weblink), for your pleasure.

If you don't think your blood pressure is high enough already, click here

On a somewhat related note, Rep. Henry Waxman has a site up dedicated to showing, in excruciating detail, just how much this administration plays politics with science. Science, you may remember, used to be apolitical. If you happen to meet any Nader supporters send them here

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

District 32

Martin Frost recently answered some interview questions submitted by bloggers at Burnt Orange Report and Off The Kuff. These are both excellent examples of lefty Texas blogs. In the interviews he talks about his chances in what has been billed one of the most competitive congressional races, nationwide.

From BOR:
There are many worthwhile campaign and political efforts that deserve financial support, but I can honestly say that no congressional race in the country better reflects the efforts of Tom DeLay and the most extreme elements in national politics challenging the will of local voters to determine who represents them in Congress. National publications are already calling this the "most competitive race in the country", and they are right. I have served in Congress for 26 years and have been a proud advocate of local concerns and local interests in North Texas. I've been willing to stand up to the leadership of both parties to protect the interests of my constituents. My opponent has distinguished himself only to the degree in which he has been willing to ignore local concerns to follow the direction of Tom DeLay and those like him.

From Off The Kuff:

Instead of trying to predict the number of seats we'll have, Democrats should stay focused on our message of growing the economy, providing security for our people, and improving healthcare and education. I'll leave it to the odds-makers to try to predict the future. I do know that if average Americans really focus on what is at stake for our country, not only for this generation but for those to come, and show up at the polls and vote their convictions, Democrats will do just fine.

There is some overlap in the interviews, particularly glaring is Mr. Frost's "baseball analogy." But it's a solid comparison, and I like baseball, so I can't fault him too much.
District 6

Morris Meyer, who is running to defeat 'Smokey' Joe Barton in Texas' 6th District has submitted a guest post on Atrios.

"We received 74 more votes in the Texas primary than Barton, an early near endorsement from his hometown paper and are on track to take back this seat because "Smokey" Joe is such a horrible piece of work."

Morris was an early and avid supporter of blog advertising. It's good to see him taking full advantage of it. His post is mostly about how bad Joe Barton is, which is fair, but head over to Morris' site to see what else he's about.
District 22

Markos Zuniga has some INSPIRING news about Tom DeLay's current situation:

"I've gotten my hands on some polling data from the district, and it's surprisingly poor for DeLay. His Approval/Disapprovals are 44/48. On the reelect question, 36 percent would definitely vote for him, 27 percent would consider someone else, and 27 percent would definitely vote for someone else."

link here.

You can help Richard Morrison fight the good fight

Friday, April 23, 2004

Yeah, he really said that...

"I kindof like ducking questions."
-President George W. Bush speaking at an AP luncheon.

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