Sunday, September 28, 2008

Texans Take Action

The crooks and thieves are ballsy and brazen
Deep in the heart of Texas
Make a buck or screw the environment
Deep in the heart of Texas

Release toxins from landfill into the ground
Deep in the heart of Texas
Build a subdivision and then move on
Deep in the heart of Texas


The Texas Progress Council (TPC) is committed to the progressive renewal of Texas. We will be working 24/7, 365 days of year, behind the scenes, on the web, in meetings throughout the state, to advance a progressive agenda on education, economic opportunity, the environment, health care, judicial reform, and other issues.

Today we need help involving indictments against two of DeLay's associates in the notorious 2002 campaign financing scheme that also resulted in DeLay's indictment and forced resignation from Congress. Earle's strong comments came in an appeal of the bizarre, Alice-In-Wonderland 3rd Court opinion.

Despite the fact that turning ill-gotten cash into checks is a favorite laundering tactic of drug dealers and political criminals alike, the court said checks aren't "funds" under Texas law, and so transactions involving them can't be prosecuted. Their ruling means DeLay and his cronies might escape punishment.

There is no better example of the sickening corruption that has infected the Texas Courts from top to bottom since they became dominated by the same special interests that dominate the legislative and executive branches. The courts are out of balance, and the corruption so thoroughgoing, so accepted as business as usual, that it can be hard to grasp.

Earle has now formally asked Judge Waldrop to step aside in the case.

You can learn more about this developing scandal at and

The actions we urge you to take are easy.

First, please pass this email and the links along to your friends, family, and colleagues. It's critical that Texans hear this news.

Second, please consider writing your local newspapers, telling them that judicial corruption has gone far enough. We have plenty of background for you to draw from at and

When no one is accountable, no one is safe, and that's the Texas we live in today. Corruption of Texas courts, and legal barriers (known coyly as civil justice reform) placed between average Texans and the courthouse, are the reasons.

Yes, Texas courts are on fire.

Together, we can put out the fire. Take action today. And stay tuned for critical developments on this and other fronts.

Thanks so much for your support.

Glenn Smith

Texas Progress Council

1 comment:

KentuckyGal said...

I KNEW we were doing well when we decided to move out of Texas! The BEST things to come out of Texas for me are two of my children. And a handful of friends. OK...the Cowboys are ok, too. :)

Our biggest problems here is/are the "good old boy" network and nepotism.


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