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Ruminations of the Easily Amused for May 7 2010

7 May 2010 at 10:51:08 AM

I like this NYTimes article about Glen Rose, but Glen Rose is NOT off 281. Still and all if one is willing to get off 281 and drive east to Glen Rose, well worth the trip, of course!

UPDATE: Had to laugh at this blog called Pete's Place-he says the NY Times is geographically challenged:)

Atkinson claims he's been driving this stretch since he was a teenager. If that's true, or even if he drove it just once, he should know that 281 does not go through Glen Rose. I know this route very well from my many trips to the Kerrville Folk Festival. I would take 1-35 to the U.S. 67 split, in South Dallas, 67 to Chalk Mountain west of Glen Rose, then State Highway 220 to Hico, where I would join up with U.S. 281, and take that through the lovely town of Hamilton, Evant, the not-so-lovely Lampassas, Burnet, Marble Falls, until I went west on 290 at Johnson City to Fredericksburg and then south on Texas 16 through Kerrville to the Quiet Valley Ranch. I could almost make that drive in my sleep (and often I had to imbibe in certain substances to make sure I didn't) and, trust me, U.S. 281 does not go through Glen Rose.

Atkinson spends much of his time in this story talking about Fossil Rim and "Fossil Rim State Park, where regional scientists have uncovered some pretty convincing dinosaur footprints." Gee, I always thought that place was called "Dinosaur Valley State Park." Regardless of its name, you'll never get there if you stay on U.S. 281.


Interesting case about being able to hand out materials on public land. (West Virginia)

In a letter to state Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities Commissioner Vickie Jones, ACLU of West Virginia attorney Sarah Brown wrote last week that "as public institutions, the state hospitals of West Virginia are subject to the requirements of the First Amendment of the United States." 

"In the absence of a significant public interest requiring narrowly tailored limits on the time, place, and manner of the Union's speech, DHHR may not place a complete ban on leafleting and other forms of solicitation on public ground outside of the state hospitals," Brown wrote. "If DHHR has imposed such a ban, it is in violation of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution."

Parents of special ed student protest web page (Facebook). If I'm reading this right, it looks like maybe the kids who posted this did it from school-so, they're using Facebook at school? I agree that if this was done from school, then the parents have a right to get the school involved, and shame on the school. It if was a kid doing it from a home computer, then the parents need to keep the school out of it.

What the fool! Is this a FEDERAL HIGHWAY being turned into a toll road?


CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- If all goes according to plan -- and there is no significant public outcry -- bonds to complete U.S. 35 as a four-lane toll road could go to market as early as mid-October, Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox said Thursday

Yes! Jon Tester for Open Records in the Obama administration.

The Public Online Information Act introduced Thursday would force the executive branch to post all public documents and records in a free, searchable online clearinghouse. The bill also would create an independent advisory committee to issue guidelines for making public information accessible online."It's groundbreaking. It'll blaze a trail, a new path toward transparency and accountability (while) continuing to clean up Washington, D.C.," Tester told reporters Thursday. "There are some bureaucrats in Washington who think they're being transparent when they load up millions of pages of paper in a box and ship them off to a warehouse somewhere."

The man who thwarted the car bomber in NY is a Muslim.


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