Like the rest of the nation, we here in Texas were utterly horrified when Congressman Joe Barton who represents the 6th district in Texas, got on the stand and accused the President of these United States of trying to shake down a company (BP) that was beyond negligent in their duties.
The entire Gulf Coast is suffering and will continue to suffer for years to come and the very least that can happen is that a company that makes up to 63 milliion dollars a day can start compensating all the businesses that are shut down.
This week at the Campaign for America's Future Convention in Washington DC, we caught up with young activist from Texas who are set to go see Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson to talk to her about the oil spill and environmental and social justice..
Meamya Christie from Dallas feels the African American community needs to be more aware of the Gulf Oil Spill
Monica Ramos from San Antonio is going to talk to Senator Hutchison about immigration rights and the Dream Act.
Governor Rick Perry is the gift that keeps on giving. First he's the highest and most visible government official to date to publicly state that our great State of Texas should secede from the rest of the union. I guess at the time it made him feel like some sort of edgy, rebellious guy, but sadly his buffoonish remarks made our great state the laughing-stock of the country.