BOR staff writer Joe Deshotel is in the running for a Democracy for America scholarship to attend Netroots Nation in San Jose this summer. The top five vote getters win. Help send a Texas progressive to the blogger convention!
It's Friday afternoon, time for your Burnt Orange Reporters to close some browser tabs and touch on the issues of the week.
Vote for Joe! BOR staff writer Joe Deshotel is in the running for a Democracy for America scholarship to attend Netroots Nation in San Jose this summer. Vote for him here, and please share the link on Facebook and Twitter!
Also if you're in Austin, head on over to tonight's Austin Young Democrats happy hour at Shangri La, starting at 5:30 p.m. Details are on Facebook.
Below the jump, catch up on this week's Republican wrongdoings of biblical proportions.
If it's Friday, it must be the weekly wrap, when your Burnt Orange Reporters comment on all the news that fits in a blockquote.
South by Southwest is already underway, making downtown parking even more horrific than usual. Adding tremendous humor to the proceedings is parodic twitter account @SXSWPartyzzzzz with gems such as this:
OutKast, Max Weinberg and Hologram Hugo Chavez will be playing smooth jazz in the elevator at The W! RSVP tattooing "Viral!" on your nose!
The entire feed is worth a read, especially if you're already over SXSW party hysteria.
On an utterly non-satirical note, if you're free for happy hour tonight, you're welcome to join the Austin Young Democrats at Gourmand's tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. RSVP on The Facebook.
Last but not least, Burnt Orange Report was pleased to be named to The Fix's Best State Blogs list! All of the blogs on the list were nominated by readers, so thanks to everyone who took the time to endorse us.
Below the jump, find out what the BOR staff thinks about Nate Silver, T.S. Eliot, the Rainy Day Fund, Cruz & Cornyn, and the best thing to happen to the Senate Finance Committee in our lifetimes.
It's time for the Friday Wrap, where your Burnt Orange Reporters comment on all the news that fits in a blockquote.
It was a great week for consumers as Senator Elizabeth Warren attended her first Senate Banking Committee hearing. The gentlewoman from Massachusetts had a few questions for regulators that were long overdue. Upworthy has the video:
Senator Elizabeth Warren, y'all!
Below the jump, get caught up on Ted Cruz, Jerry Patterson, Annise Parker, Steve Munisteri, and religious fervor in Texas.