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Welp... Trump has just committed treason.... (salon) - 7/16/2018 2:21:02 PM
The Mueller- Russia Investigation is quite quick by historical standards (salon) - 7/13/2018 5:11:46 PM
DOJ Indicts 12 Russian Intelligence officers for 2016 election hack (salon) MSNBC Rosenstein told Trump this was going to happen last week.  And isn't THIS a coincidence Reminder that was only about a week ago that the Senate Intelligence Committee showing R.....- 7/13/2018 1:07:48 PM
Hah! Trump Calls an Interview He Gave that was Recorded *Fake News* (salon) This fake news baloney from him has now reached beyond the point of ridiculous irony. The Sun in the UK has an interview in their paper that came out today where Trump, among other things trashed T.....- 7/13/2018 1:04:45 PM
The Senate Intelligence Committee Reports Russia DID interfere with our election, so why were some Republican Senators in Russia over the 4th of July? (salon) Senate Intelligence Committee Report  Senate Intel Committee Agrees that Putin was trying to help Trump win the election Breaking with their House Republican counterparts, the Senate In.....- 7/6/2018 11:16:37 AM
Text of the Lund v Rowan Co NC Prayer by Commissioners Court Case- Lund Won (salon) Here is the PDF link to the case And here is the text (bolding mine)  WILKINSON, Circuit Judge: This case requires that we decide whether Rowan County’s practice of lawmakerled sectar.....- 7/2/2018 2:06:50 PM
Followup on Somervell County Commissioners Court Unconstitutional Invocations (7/2/2018-Danny Chambers) (salon) This morning I printed out the ACLU decision regarding the US Supreme Court declining to take on the 4th US Circuit of Appeals Case Lund v Rowan Co. This case is specifically about county commissioner.....- 7/2/2018 10:49:18 AM
Glen Rose ISD (GRISD)'s Unconstitutional Practice of Invocations at School Board Meetings (2018) (salon) Glen Rose ISD has had, for some years, a practice of having one of the elected school board members offer up an invocation at the beginning of school board meetings. Doing so has been blatantly uncons.....- 7/2/2018 12:52:44 PM
US Supreme Court Will not review Lund v Rowan Co -Case about Prayers at Govt Meetings Led by County Commissioners (salon) ACLU.ORG   (Previously, before this case was appealed to the SCOTUS, the full US Court of Appeals for the 4th circuit ruled that the commissiones violated the  constitution when th.....- 7/2/2018 7:46:26 AM
State of Texas ex rel Darrell Best v Paul Harper - Paul Harper wins again, this time at the Texas Supreme Court (TCPA/Anti-Slapp) - 6/29/2018 (salon) Judgment from today   (Background)  A few parts (the state of Texas in this case is Andy Lucas, attorney for Somervell County) TCPA (Texas Citizens Participation Act)  -aka &.....- 6/29/2018 10:26:46 AM
Some parents may never see their children again due to Trump's atrocious policy (salon) Trump's decision to separate children from parents is terrible policy. And it continues. Still unclear to me, for the children that have already been shipped to other states, how they are going to.....- 6/25/2018 1:39:00 PM
Finally Trump Issues an Executive Order to Fix the Mess HE Created -How Will He Fix it for the Missing Children? (salon) I guess Trump didn't like looking like a complete monster, although he was sure willing to hold those kids hostage in order to get a wall bill through the legisature. STILL a monster. Last week.....- 6/20/2018 3:08:57 PM
Can This Get Any Worse? Yes, Immigrant Children Claim They were Drugged (Trump's America) (salon) Reveal News- look at the court filing link in this. President Donald Trump’s zero tolerance policy is creating a zombie army of children forcibly injected with medications that make them di.....- 6/20/2018 2:20:44 PM
More Fallout- American Airlines Asks to be Removed from Transporting Children (salon) CBS American Airlines, now ensnared in the billowing controversy over the U.S. policy of separating families at the border, said in a statement Wednesday that it has “requested the fed.....- 6/20/2018 1:56:32 PM
What is WRONG with ANY Religion that believes a god put a man like Trump in power (salon) If the gods that people worship are a reflection of the person, then something is wrong with anyone that wants to justify why they should follow an immoral, unethical monster like Trump on the basis t.....- 6/20/2018 7:44:44 AM
And NOW Trump's Policy Causing Children of *Tender Age* to be put in Camps (test) NBC Trump officials send migrant babies, toddlers to 'tender age' shelters Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the South Texas shelters described playrooms of crying preschool-age c.....- 6/20/2018 7:32:16 AM
All Trump has to do is pick up the phone about these kids and say *STOP IT* (salon) NBC Trump officials send migrant babies, toddlers to 'tender age' shelters Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the South Texas shelters described playrooms of crying preschool-age c.....- 6/19/2018 4:44:14 PM
Trump Now Saying Immigrants *Infest* the country. Utterly disgusting (salon) I suppose he must believe that when his own ancestors came into the country, they were infesting it. Or this only apparently counts if it's brown people from Mexico or Central America. And, of .....- 6/19/2018 10:59:39 AM
Apparently Trump Wants to Hold Immigrant Children Hostage in Exchange for the Wall He wants built (salon) Disgusting. Trump is basically saying that if he would start acting humane and stop separating children from parents if he gets Congress to pass a Wall. WaPost President Trump has calculated that.....- 6/18/2018 12:01:32 PM
On the Unjust Separation of Families of the Trump Administration (salon) Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas As of today, 6/18/2018, 11785 children now in Trump's HHS Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait i.....- 6/18/2018 10:45:19 AM
United Methodist Church Resolution Against Donald Trump Treating of People (salon) Update: Church charges brought against Jeff Sessions.  “I really never would have thought I’d be working on charges against anybody in the Methodist connection, much less a lay p.....- 6/18/2018 10:01:04 AM
Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Passed Resolution in favor of Immigration reform (salon) VOX God commands His people to treat immigrants with the same respect and dignity as those native born ... we desire to see immigration reform include an emphasis on securing our borders and prov.....- 6/15/2018 10:53:07 AM
Paul Manafort going to jail! (salon) Judge revoked his bail, violated the conditions of his probation Trump lied about Manafort and said "Paul Manafort worked for me for a very short period of time...He worked for me, what, for 4.....- 6/15/2018 10:48:33 AM
Liar Trump has some new lawsuit problems -on his birthday (salon) First up, on the IG report- Trump is a liar. and dumb. The IG report was about Hillary Clinton's emails and has nothing to do with the Russia investigation. Nothing in the IG report discredits the.....- 6/15/2018 8:06:18 AM
Liar Trump is also a monster for deciding (POLICY NOT LAW) to tear children away from parents (salon) Truly disgusting. And his spokesmen are using the Bible to try to justify this, in a country where we don't use the Bible above the law. Every decent and ethical person needs to speak up about thi.....- 6/15/2018 7:19:06 AM
Trump Administration Wants to Build Tent Cities in HOT Texas to hold CHILDREN (salon) Ugh. No one ever tell me again that Republicans are for family values when children are taken away from their parents and between 1000 and 5000 children will be put, separated, in tents. In Texas.&nbs.....- 6/13/2018 8:56:42 AM
Paul Manafort (Former Campaign Manager to Donald Trump) New Indictment for Conspiracy (salon) Hill Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been hit with new charges filed by special counsel Robert Mueller's office. Mueller filed a superseding indictment.....- 6/8/2018 2:53:48 PM
Some Republican Congressmen Contest Donald Trump's Bullchit *Spygate* Crapola (salon) As said, the other day, Trey Gowdy is one that disputes the baloney Trump is trying to spread to his gullible followers.  Remember, Gowdy said "I think when the president finds out what.....- 6/7/2018 12:38:08 PM
Eagle's Malcolm Jenkins on Donald Trump and the White House (Video) (salon) As said, the other day, Trey Gowdy is one that disputes the baloney Trump is trying to spread to his gullible followers.  Remember, Gowdy said "I think when the president finds out what.....- 6/6/2018 4:16:45 PM
Trump's Lies about the Philadelphia Eagles. (salon)   Trump is such a baby. And a moron. The Eagles didn't even one time kneel during a football game this last season.  Torrey Smith, Eagles wide receiver, had said he was goin.....- 6/6/2018 10:21:19 AM
Ridiculous. One *standard* for Trump and one for the rest of us (salon) Last night, Giuliani said, in effect, that if a person said something false under oath and then later said it was a mistake, he or she shouln't be charged with perjury. Even Giuliani doesn't b.....- 6/5/2018 8:08:32 AM
Hah! Now Guiliani Says if Trump Shot Someone, He could avoid indictment AND Trump says he can pardon himself (salon) What a joke! The whole idea of our constitution is that all men are created equal, not that someone we elect can say he is above ALL law, including when he breaks them.  Ugh. What loathsom.....- 6/4/2018 11:47:05 AM
Trump believes he is above the law-we didn't elect a King (salon) Amazing. Trump's lawyers leaked a document they went to Robert Mueller in January 2018 (Remember how last month his attorneys leaked questions that Robert Mueller had sent? hahah. Trump's peop.....- 6/3/2018 2:03:28 PM
At least 1400 people died in Puerto Rico in the hurricane last year (salon) Puerto Ricans are Americans. Shame on Trump for not helping them. Perhaps he could have taken some of that money he spends on his regular golf trips out of town, but nope, that would require he put Am.....- 6/2/2018 4:26:19 PM
Into the Past-Remember when Ted Cruz called Trump a Pathological Liar? (salon) Puerto Ricans are Americans. Shame on Trump for not helping them. Perhaps he could have taken some of that money he spends on his regular golf trips out of town, but nope, that would require he put Am.....- 6/2/2018 3:42:11 PM
One of Trump's more hilarious lies is that he's a master negotiator (salon) Politico But these past 16 months of Trump’s presidency have shown that whatever skills Trump thinks he acquired over the course of his business career haven’t necessarily translated .....- 6/2/2018 2:00:54 PM
Paige Patterson of the Southern Baptist Convention FIRED! Good! (salon) Have written about the SBC before, in particular about separation of church and state. In the 1980's Paige Patterson was one who actively worked to gut that basic premise of Baptists.  App.....- 6/2/2018 1:39:54 PM
What did Trump lie about today? (5/31/2018). Oh, yeah, James Comey and Russia (salon) In this case, I am sure it's not because he's a brain-addled old man, but rather that he is deliberately lying and hoping the dupes who somehow still support him will go along with it.  .....- 5/31/2018 9:36:46 AM
It is IMMORAL to separate children from parents at the border. Trump is DISGUSTING (salon) America cannot claim to be a moral or great nation when this happens.  This is TRUMP's policy. This is not Democratic law, despite Trump's desperate efforts to try to frame this as a D.....- 5/30/2018 9:52:48 AM
Roseanne Barr's Racism Gets Her Show Cancelled by ABC (salon) I quit paying much attention to Roseanne Barr after I saw her crotch-grabbing antics at a baseball game some years back. I missed what she thought was a hilarious joke of dressing up like a Nazi to pu.....- 5/30/2018 9:37:45 AM
Trump's Spygate Conspiracy-Trent Gowdy Latest to Dispute Trump's Claim (salon) AP Gowdy told Fox on Tuesday that after receiving classified briefing on the subject "I am even more convinced that the FBI did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do" in.....- 5/30/2018 9:22:00 AM
Senator McConnell Supports the Mueller Investigation after Classified Briefing (salon) LINK Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday after attending a classified briefing that he continues to support special counsel Robert Mueller's investigat.....- 5/25/2018 1:14:38 PM
1 in 5 immigrant children have been *lost* and the group least likely to care are *christians* (salon) The Trump administration is monstrous.what kind of government separates parents from children? Answer: a morally bereft one.  In an interview with National Public Radio, White House Chief .....- 5/25/2018 8:27:40 AM
Scorecard on the Trump Interference from Russia Investigation-5/23/2018 (salon) Here's what's happened so far with the Mueller investigation Michael Flynn, former national security adviser and a key Trump campaign surrogate, pleaded guilty to making false statements.....- 5/23/2018 4:53:06 PM
Trump doesn't like negative stories about himself-Poor Poor Snowflake (salon) at 21:46 “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl told an awards dinner that President Trump once told her that he attacks the press so no one will believe the negative s.....- 5/22/2018 3:20:41 PM
Santa Fe Texas School Shooting - Stop with the Empty Faux-Religious Gestures (salon) VOTE out the people who are in the pocket of the NRA. Otherwise, those who vote for these bloodthirsty politicians prove that they have no family values and that children mean nothing.  &n.....- 5/18/2018 12:14:58 PM
Hah. Bill Gates Throws Shade At Donald Trump (salon) MSNBC with video Honestly, the funniest part of this is that Trump refers to himself in the third person. WHO DOES THAT? :)Second funniest is that apparently Donald Trump, being AT a meeting, drove.....- 5/18/2018 9:48:02 AM
It was a Christian who wanted the Clergy to lose their tax free housing allowance (salon) MSNBC with video Honestly, the funniest part of this is that Trump refers to himself in the third person. WHO DOES THAT? :)Second funniest is that apparently Donald Trump, being AT a meeting, drove.....- 5/18/2018 9:46:08 AM
More hilarity in Trump Swampland - 5/18/2018 (salon) Witch Hunts. While I do believe that some instances are witch hunts, that doesn't appear to be the case with the Russia investigation. Yesterday we found out that Paul Manafort's ex-son in law.....- 5/18/2018 9:44:38 AM
Trump DID make a payment to Stormy Daniels- lied again (salon) I suppose everyone knows now that Trump lies most of the time. Still somewhat satisfying when you find protracted lying that is proven to be false. Newsweek The U.S. Office of Government Ethic.....- 5/17/2018 8:15:52 AM
Senate Foreign Intelligence Committee Says Russia Favored Trump in 2016 (salon) NPR The Senate intelligence committee said Wednesday that it agrees with the U.S. intelligence agencies’ assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 presidential election to hurt the cand.....- 5/16/2018 6:25:42 PM
Trump Administration Separates Children From Parents, Plans to put children in army barracks (salon) NBCNews WASHINGTON — The Trump administration plans to take a tougher approach to some families who enter the U.S. illegally by separating parents from their children, instead of keeping th.....- 5/16/2018 7:53:39 AM
Trump's Tax Cuts for the Rich Not Benefiting US Workers (salon) Newsweek But a new analysis of all Fortune 500 companies found only 4.3 percent of workers will receive a one-time bonus or wage increase tied to the business tax cuts, while .....- 5/16/2018 7:05:15 AM
Trump-Russia Scandal: Judge Rejects Manafort's Attempt to Dismiss Criminal Case (salon) CNN Federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Tuesday rejected former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's attempt to invalidate the criminal case against him in Washington. Man.....- 5/15/2018 9:24:10 PM
What's New in *Pay To Play* Trump's World Today? 5/15/2018 (salon) The President* Is Tap Dancing on the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution Noah Bierman of the Los Angeles Times was particularly curious on this score, and on how this project squa.....- 5/15/2018 8:00:32 PM
Childish Gambino-*This is America* (salon) The President* Is Tap Dancing on the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution Noah Bierman of the Los Angeles Times was particularly curious on this score, and on how this project squa.....- 5/9/2018 2:37:38 PM
What's *Fake News* to Trump? If the media says something negative (salon) Well, guess what, Trumpo, doesn't make it fake just because it isn't all glowing and complimentary. NYMAG In a tweet this morning, Trump casually opened a window into the source.....- 5/9/2018 12:13:59 PM
Mueller Probe Status - First Convict Goes to Prison (5/9/2018) (salon) Politico In February, van der Zwaan, a former London-based attorney for the U.S. law firm Skadden Arps, pleaded guilty to a felony false-statement charge, admitting that he lied to the .....- 5/9/2018 7:31:31 AM
What if that payoff for the Playboy Model and Broidy was really for Trump (salon) NYMAG  The Wall Street Journalpublished a story on April 13 revealing the existence of another nondisclosure agreement involving an affair between an adult entertainer and a client.....- 5/8/2018 2:11:09 PM
What's New in the Swamp Trump Created? (5/5/2018)-Lying Liars and Stormy Daniels Edition (salon) Nunes didn't read the document that prompted the Russia investigation Trump's story about the porn star he had sex with has changed more times than his underwear. Honestly, for a man wh.....- 5/5/2018 9:58:54 AM
NY Times has article on the list of questions Mueller wants to ask Trump (salon) many of which revolve around obstruction of justice -The real question is, if Donald Trump keeps putting off speaking with Robert Mueller, will he be subpoenaed. A secondary question is who put t.....- 5/1/2018 8:11:07 AM
Turk v Somervell County Hospital District/Ray Reynolds Case Going to TRIAL in September 2018 (salon) What is this civil case about?  And this  The last time I wrote about this case, Ray Reynolds, CEO of Glen Rose Medical Center, who is being sued along with Somervell County Hospital.....- 4/30/2018 10:19:08 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 1/12/2018-Trump is a Racist (salon) Trump is a racist. We all knew that, right? It isn't like yesterday's comments about "shithole nations* was the first time anyone had some kind of warning that Donald Trump is a racist. N.....- 1/12/2018 9:09:34 AM
Here we go again with Feral Hog poison bait testing (Sodium Nitrate) (salon) KWTX Field tests will start in early 2018 in Texas on feral hog poison baits made from sodium nitrite, a meat preservative that’s used to cure bacon and sausage. When eaten in high doses.....- 1/11/2018 11:51:22 AM
From Waco Trib- Have no illusions about the GOP Tax Law (salon) LINK ....who really does Republican tax reform help in the long run? Answer: primarily people who do not work for hourly wages and people whose income comes more from investment than it does from.....- 1/11/2018 11:45:11 AM
Excellent Editorial from Waco Tribune- Leave Robert Mueller Alone To Finish Investigation (salon) LINK Is it possible to have a nuanced opinion about the Robert Mueller investigation into allegations of electoral collusion between the Trump circle and Russians? In today’s political cl.....- 1/11/2018 11:39:42 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 1/11/2018 (salon) I still have plans to make the blog into a subsidiary of a new forum. Looks like it will take longer to get the new forum up and running than i anticipated. I love the looks of Discourse but, being a .....- 1/11/2018 11:09:43 AM
Turk v Ray Reynolds and Somervell County Hospital District Lawsuit Continues -On into 2018 Update (salon) When last I looked, through pacer, at the Turk v Ray Reynolds and Somervell County Hospital District (Glen Rose Medical Center), Ray Reynolds had entered in a Motion for Summary Judgement. (Previous a.....- 1/11/2018 10:33:11 AM
Video- City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting from Jan 8 2018 (salon) recorded by Jayme McIlveene, really great video!  AGENDA  A few of the items, roughly stated (see agenda link above for exact wording) 3B. Consider approval or other action regardin.....- 1/10/2018 3:52:22 PM
Ray Reynolds, CEO of Glen Rose Medical Center and At-Will Employee STILL HAS NOT BEEN EVALUATED (salon) Somervell County Hospital District bylaws dictate that the administrator of the hospital be evaluated annually. I've been following this for several years and up through September 2016, this had n.....- 1/4/2018 1:22:14 PM
Popular Posts of All Time on Somervell County Salon as of 1/4/2018 (salon) From time to time I like to see what posts, over all, have been the most popular on the site. The list is sorted by the most views down to lesser views. Mind you, this goes back years because Somervel.....- 1/4/2018 12:43:48 PM
Most Popular Posts on Somervell County Salon in 2017 (salon) 1.   by salon (10/25/2017)(2307) 2017 Sex Offenders in Somervell County  2.   by pharper (3/27/2017)(1904) Gl.....- 12/21/2017 7:45:08 AM
Going into 2018- Plans for Media Outlet Somervell County Salon (salon) 2017 has been a year of extreme business in other pursuits, so I haven't spent much time recording local govt meetings or gathering open records. I still have plans to completely revamp this site,.....- 12/21/2017 9:11:33 AM
Why Does Jack Graham of Prestonwood Baptist Church Support Sexual Predator Donald Trump? (salon) Have already spoken some years back about the attempts by Prestonwood Baptist Church to bury its seamy past, as well as pedophilia.   What I wonder, in light of the ongoing almost daily e.....- 11/20/2017 9:39:38 AM
Did you Vote Against Texas Toll Lanes? TXDOT Trying a Bait and Switch (salon) Texas Tribune The idea is that Prop 1 and 7 funds would be spent on the non-tolled main lanes, while the new toll lanes next to them would be funded through gas tax revenue or federal l.....- 11/16/2017 11:10:19 AM
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