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Let's All Bail Out GMAC-Even Though It's a PRIVATE COMPANY (salon) Arrgggghhhh., Let's review. Stephen Feinberg owns Cerberus Capital. Feinberg now wants to change his status to become a bank-holding company. IF HE SUCCEEDS, he can get... wait for it.. TARP funds!Jon.....- 12/29/2008 10:41:22 AM
The RNC Continues to Court Racist White People (salon) via jobsanger. During the holiday season, he sent all the RNC members a gift. It was a CD containing the obviously racist song, "Barack the Magic Negro" (sung to the tune of "Puff the M.....- 12/29/2008 9:48:42 AM
Public Assets Like Roads? Parks? Lotteries? Let's Sell Em All Off To Private Companies! (salon) Why should the public, who paid taxes to have public roads, be able to continue to benefit? Get with it, poeple, this is a different world, in which the rich get richer and the rest of us get to pay t.....- 12/29/2008 9:45:44 AM
Bush on Vacay in Crawford This Week (salon) not long before he goes on a permanent vacay! Even an emerging crisis in the Middle East, one he pledged to resolve just 13 months ago, has not drawn President George W. Bush from his final vacation b.....- 12/29/2008 9:44:06 AM
Bush! Please Take This Private Company's Land-Somebody Died on It (salon) Boy, I do NOT agree with what the Families of Flight 93 are trying to do. Just because somebody dies on a particular piece of land, it's okay to ask the president to SEIZE that land so that some other.....- 12/29/2008 9:26:35 AM
Saw a Letter to the Editor In Glen Rose Reporter-Huffy About Laughing at Bush and the Shoe (salon) I always enjoy the issue of the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper where all the letters from kids to Santa get published. (I liked the one where a kid wanted, among other things, a cash register full of mo.....- 12/28/2008 9:12:53 PM
A Few Cool Picture Gifts I Got Over the Holidays (salon) I got one of those digital photo frames and I absolutely LOVE it! I had it hooked up via USB within a few minutes, did not install the software because I already have photo software, but it's easy to .....- 12/28/2008 7:54:55 PM
What Posts Were Popular This Year on Somervell County Salon? Top 50 for 2008 (salon) Not that any posts between now and the end of the year won\'t be delightful but they can\'t any of them come close to the number of hits on these ones. I didn\'t have a link on the page bu.....- 12/28/2008 7:35:13 PM
Of COURSE Laura Bush and Condi Rice are going to say Bush the Lesser is not a failure (salon) Had to laugh when I saw that Laura Bush went on Fox  and Rice went on CBS today to talk about how Bush is not a failure. Yeah. Should anyone expect any different unless all that Globe talk o.....- 12/28/2008 7:21:30 PM
Cool New Years Eve Night Sky Viewing in Texas-December 2008 (salon) I notice in this article a couple of really interesting views in the night sky on the last night of the year. Also watch for MercuryOn December 31, Jupiter will be about a degree from Mercury. Ch.....- 12/28/2008 7:03:25 PM
Awwww-Larry Craig's Men's Room Losing Its Appeal as a Tourist Stop (salon) - 12/28/2008 6:13:19 PM
Remember that Exorcism Case From Colleyville? Supreme Court Might Look Into It (salon) Here's what we wrote at the time.I wonder if the SCOTUS will stay far away from this. Otherwise, might be an interesting case to see how much government involves itself in the practices of organized r.....- 12/28/2008 3:32:19 PM
About Jesus Picture on a Courthouse Wall in Slidell, Louisiana (salon) From one of Somervell County Salon's regular readers, NOPoser, who sent along some links about a picture of Jesus that was on the wall of the Slidell, Louisiana city court.I had thought that Jesus was.....- 12/28/2008 3:28:09 PM
65-70 Percent of Americans Believe Other Religions Also Get Eternal Life (salon) This threw evangelicals into a tizzy. After all, the Bible makes it clear that heaven is a velvet-roped V.I.P. area reserved for Christians. Jesus said so: “I am the way, the truth and the life:.....- 12/28/2008 3:19:08 PM
And MORE Audio from the Texas State BOE Science TEKS in November 2008 (salon) Last post with more audio here I remind that these are some very rough transcripts taken while listening, that I dont have a clue how to spell the people speaking's last names, so be sure to list.....- 12/28/2008 6:08:49 PM
Time to start thinking about New Years Resolutions-what are yours? (salon) Yeah, I know a lot of people don't like to make them because they know they'll only be broken. But I view the New Year always a fresh start for new endeavors and thinking. Maybe some of the ideas and .....- 12/28/2008 1:10:17 PM
Those Pesky Spent Nuclear Fuel Rods Stored On Site-Another Reason to Attend Comanche Peak NRC Meeting (salon) on January 6th. If you want to speak at the meeting, make sure you're not only NOT LATE but that you get there to have signed up by 5 minutes before each meeting.  Here's the info again-there are.....- 12/28/2008 9:01:01 AM
Disabling anonymous comments for a while- have gotten a huge amount of spammers lately (salon) You don't see those anonymous spammers because I also have this site set so that new posts that aren't from logged in users must be approved before posting. Lately there's been some spambots that have.....- 12/28/2008 8:51:55 AM
As the NAIS-Mandatory Creep Continues, Michigan AG Seeks To Dismiss suit (salon) Remember how we said a while back that, even though NAIS is supposed to be, um, VOLUNTARY, the USDA is effectively making it mandatory or else?  A lawsuit filed on Sept 8 by the Farm-To-Consumer .....- 12/28/2008 8:00:09 AM
Israel strikes at Hamas (pstern) Israel retaliates against Hamas Israel retaliated against [the recent rocket fire by] the Palestinian organization Hamas with air attacks in the Gaza area.  Hamas and various Arab .....- 12/27/2008 10:37:28 AM
Continuing Audio Snippets from Texas SBOE Science TEKS Hearing in November 2008 (salon) Previous snippetsKathy Miller Texas Freedom Network mP3Nan Clayton mP3 League of Women Voters. Supernatural doesn't belong in science classes. Texas home of NASA, medical facilitiesFrancis EBerle mP3 .....- 12/26/2008 4:54:52 PM
Urgh! Caroline Kennedy! So Would ANY Average SHMO! (salon) Caroline Kennedy Tells AP She'll Work Twice as Hard.Gee. Why. Because she's trading on her name? Because we're not a democracy that is going to hold an election to see if she would be elected as quali.....- 12/26/2008 2:59:55 PM
What's the Going Rate on Presidential Pardons? (salon) As we found out this week when Bush rushed to rescind a pardon, the Justice Department apparently doesn't even LOOK to see if the pardons are worthy. Harpers Mag's Scott Horton asks the next logical q.....- 12/26/2008 1:01:09 PM
Twas the Day After Christmas... and Valentines Being Sold! (salon) - 12/26/2008 12:52:29 PM
Please Don't Divorce Us (salon) - 12/26/2008 12:51:16 PM
Jesus is Wack- Video O Day Or You Don't Protest Secularization by Sitting on Santa's Lap (salon) Here was the mock entertainment of the morning. Some church decided it would be a fine idea to have the bold parishioners in their bunch dress up like Jesus and go out shopping (presumably other place.....- 12/26/2008 11:20:02 AM
Commercial Poultry Associations Want YOU to Register Your Poultry with NAIS - PAH! (salon) - 12/25/2008 11:51:58 AM
Video-Rick Warren Caught Lying About What He Said -Rachel Maddow Dissects (salon) via Dispatches from the Culture WarsIncidentally, in the video the interviewee says that Rick Warren compares pro-choice women to holocaust deniers. Oh, PLEASE. Here's the article from the beliefnet i.....- 12/25/2008 11:09:27 AM
Bush's Bogus Pardon for Aregood- Huh? Why Was this done? (salon) I saw today that one of Bush's pardons was for a man, John Aregood, who BROKE THE LAW and hired undocumented workers to harvest his watermelons. He was not only convicted but paid a SMALL fine an.....- 12/25/2008 10:13:00 AM
Happy Holidays to all Somervell County Salon Readers, Regardless of how you spend it (salon) For me, I\'m planning a cozy night before the fireplace (although the weather during the day today is quite nice, hope it gets COLD tonight) with cocoa, and appetizers and a big dinner on the morr.....- 12/24/2008 12:50:07 PM
Audio from the Science Teks Texas State Board of Education Public Hearings in November (salon) Here's the post from earlier today. I continue to listen and put up snippets of the people who went towards the end of November to speak about the science teks to the Texas State Board of Education.&n.....- 12/23/2008 5:12:59 PM
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Having Meetings In Somervell County (Comanche Peak) in January 2009 (salon) It's not clear to me whether these are the same meetings, held twice to allow more people with different schedules to go, or if they are two different meetings. Will update this after I find out for s.....- 12/23/2008 2:40:08 PM
Are They Still Combat Troops If you Just Don't CALL Them That? (salon) Although I have always been sure this is what would happen, ie, do the same thing but change the name of what you call it, Istill have a negative feeling for this kind of shenanigan.Even though the ag.....- 12/23/2008 1:43:10 PM
Re-released music -Sing Songs for Chlidren by the Simon Sisters (salon) I heard this long ago and absolutely LOVE the album. I first saw it in the Kent Library in Kent, Ohio, and assumed I would be able to find it again after I returned it.  Nope. It includes songs l.....- 12/23/2008 1:40:01 PM
Burger King follows Wendy's lead in misleading consumers (pharper) I had previously posted about Wendy's changing their fries on the menu and now Burger King has followed suit. No longer is a small fry the smallest fry on the menu, the value fry is now the small.....- 12/23/2008 10:21:44 AM
Nothing says *I'm a Christian* like a pair of balls hanging from your truck (pharper) So we are in the drive through at McDonalds in Granbury the other day and the wife see's this pair of plastic balls hanging from the back of this guys F-350 in front of us. What caught my eye was a TC.....- 12/23/2008 10:17:49 AM
How Easy Is It To Apply for Government Bailout TARP Money? A Two Page Application (salon) - 12/23/2008 9:40:14 AM
Texas Sunset Falls Short (pstern) Who is watching-out for Texans? Every decade or so the Sunset Advisory Commission reviews a state agency to ensure it is compliant with the laws governing that entity and that it is running effic.....- 12/23/2008 9:24:11 AM
Continuing with Audio from Texas State BOE on Science TEKS from November 2008 (salon) First post about it here.  In all posts about this, I will be putting in my own rough transcript, but listen to the audio for exact words spoken. I also have little idea how people's names a.....- 12/23/2008 12:34:28 PM
Tell Obama to get rid of the 'bail-outs' (pstern) The "bail-out" packages are a travesty to American taxpayers..Contact the Obama/Biden administration and let them know you want the bail-outs retracted.  http://change.gov/page/con.....- 12/23/2008 5:27:05 AM
Rep. Mike Krusee is a detriment to transportation development in Texas (pstern) It's amazing that Rep. Mike Krusee is still the Chair of the House Committee on Transportation.  It is obvious to everyone but the legislature that Krusee is special interest driven to push throu.....- 12/22/2008 5:03:43 PM
So.. The FBI Considered the movie *It's a Wonderful Life* to be Communisit Propaganda! (salon) I LOVE that movie. In fact, I love pretty much all Frank Capra movies I've seen, including "It Happened One Night" or "You Can't Take it With You". Haven't watched It's a Wonderful.....- 12/22/2008 12:54:10 PM
All Right. I'm PO now! Banks That Got MY Bailout Money Giving Perks to their Top CEOS (salon) I gotta tell you, i haven't written too much about the bailout because it annoys me and it makes NO FRIGGING DIFFERENCE to the crooks in Congress that I am against it. But a little bit of boiling red .....- 12/22/2008 10:56:48 AM
Ugh. Crazy Baby Machine Dugger Just Popped Out Number 18 (salon) Please. 18 kids. I don't think I would give a hoot about this if it weren't that they aren't living off Daddy Dugger's salary but getting freebies and welfare from people. Like, and I've said this bef.....- 12/22/2008 10:39:50 AM
Horror Story O Day- The Carrollton Bride Who was Killed By Bigamist Husband (salon) The headline on this one caught my eye. Seems that this guy had separated from his wife, with the final divorce court date in February 2009 and meanwhile hit on a woman at the gym they both went to. H.....- 12/22/2008 9:39:23 AM
Free Market for Energy Future Holdings and Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant? Not so much. (salon) We've said here repeatedly before that EFH/Luminant/TXU is a prime example of corporate welfare. Had they been looking to build their nuclear power plants NOW, one would think they'd be standing in li.....- 12/22/2008 9:31:51 AM
Although I've Lost my Buzz for Obama, He's Still Worlds Better Than Bush the Lesser and the Repubs (salon) I said before that if I had wanted to put a bigot in office, I would have voted for McCain and Palin. But honoring bigots also goes against my grain and Obama's decision to put an intolerant bigot to .....- 12/22/2008 8:30:05 AM
Cartoon-The Bush Legacy (salon) - 12/22/2008 8:15:21 AM
Reading *Summer of the Gods* by Larson, about the Scopes Trial (salon) Excellent book not only about the Scopes trial itself, in Dayton, TN, but also the issues that were around at the time, including public sentiment. Since I've decided to look into the issues surroundi.....- 12/22/2008 9:00:51 AM
Fixing to Make Pecan Brittle and Thought I'd Put in the Recipe (salon) because everybody LOVES this brittle and I prefer it to peanut brittle. I went up to Fort Worth yesterday to the Vending Nut company and got a bunch of pecan pieces and halves. They have a lot.....- 12/21/2008 12:32:16 PM
Bwahahahah! Video-the Most Important Bailout of the Season (salon) - 12/21/2008 5:17:23 AM
Happy Winter Solstice on December 21- the Reason for the Season (salon) Tomorrow is the shortest day of the year. This link has a list of all the festivals and celebrations that occur around Dec 21-Dec 25; quite a few.  Of course, the secular as well as religious fes.....- 12/20/2008 11:33:19 PM
You. Worried about the Recession.. Maybe Losing Your job.Congress- Votes Themselves a Raise (salon) - 12/20/2008 4:22:13 PM
Welcome to MY World, Fancy-Pants Dallas Auto Dealers! (salon) Saw an article in which Po Po New Car dealers in Dallas, like Carl Sewell, whined about why the Republicans voted against the auto bailout. I mean, didn't they grease their campaigns enough? But this .....- 12/20/2008 2:47:30 PM
Video-Who's Rick Warren? Jerry Falwell in a Hawain Shirt (salon) from Countdown.msnbcLinks {font-size:11px; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #999; margin-top: 5px; background: transparent; text-align: center; width: 425px;} .msnbcLinks a {text-decor.....- 12/20/2008 2:40:32 PM
Dinosaur News O Day (salon) Dinosaur Daddies Did Daddy Day CareThe scientists examined the fossilized remains of three different kinds of two-legged dinosaurs, which are thought to be the ancestors of modern birds. They focused .....- 12/20/2008 2:29:02 PM
Video-Beer Tree (salon) - 12/20/2008 9:30:02 AM
Geez. 11 percent of people think Bush will be remembered as above average (salon) Why so many?????andIn a poll by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, respondents were asked to volunteer their assessments of how Bush would be remembered after he leaves office. Th.....- 12/19/2008 11:57:27 PM
Susie Bright Tells Rick Warren to Come Out of His Closet (salon) - 12/19/2008 11:53:41 PM
Dallas STILL at trying to take East Texas Land for Fastrill Reservoir (salon) - 12/19/2008 11:25:38 PM
Video- *Moment of Silence* in GRISD Schools is Code for Prayer Time (salon) When watching a presentation of elementary school students during the GRISD school board meeting in December, I was interested to see the reaction of the people in the room when the part for *moment o.....- 12/19/2008 11:07:11 PM
A Few Video Comments from the Glen Rose ISD School Board Meeting in December (salon) Have already put up audio of the meeting as well as the video/audio of Doug Ogletree speaking before the board about the fact that the school board didn't have the courtesy to openly vote on rejecting.....- 12/19/2008 10:36:49 PM
Getting Your Sweetie Jewelry for Christmas? Snarky Video (salon) saw via consumerist.Have to add my two cents about this. I HATE HATE HaTE the Jared commercials. None of the people they show are people I would ever in my entire lifetime want to have as friends. The.....- 12/19/2008 6:50:26 PM
If the Wars End, What Will L-3 and it's Surveillance Plane Contracts Do? (salon) read that Chet Edwards (our US House District 17) has gotten L-3 a contract for $136 Million dollars to make more navy surveillance planes. We've pointed out here the L-3 is a large contributor t.....- 12/19/2008 6:38:34 PM
Wayne Rotan continues to display children videos at the GRISD board meetings that he won't share as is (pharper) Wayne Rotan, Superintendent of GRISD, at the last board meeting had some videos shown (which we did videotape and can continue to do so according to the AG office) and when we asked for a copy of them.....- 12/19/2008 4:25:01 PM
Palin Baby Daddy's Mommy Arrested for Drugs -A Controlled Substance (salon) which probably means cocaine.  Or manufacturing drugs. Or being a drug dealer.Sherry Johnston outside her Wasilla home in September. (Al Grillo/AP) Bristol Palin's mother-in-law-to-be was arreste.....- 12/19/2008 2:54:57 PM
While I'm Thinking about it-Sidewalks in Glen Rose (salon) Barbara Mitchell  told me a couple of weeks ago that there will be a planning committee hearing coming up in January, can't think of the formal name it's called, but basically, it will be to.....- 12/19/2008 2:38:45 PM
Glen Rose ISD Payment Information -PDF format May 20 2008 through Dec 1 2008 (salon) Thanks to Judy Shipman for this info via Open Records Request.GRISD Construction Fund (best to right click and download to your computer)GRISD Vendor Payments from May 20 through Dec 1 08 -dito to abo.....- 12/19/2008 2:33:09 PM
Another Lawsuit Against Nativity Display in Manitowoc, WI (salon) here's the lawsuit filed by FFRThe suit asks the U.S. District Court of Eastern Wisconsin to stop the defendants from "promoting, advancing or endorsing the establishment of religion by public di.....- 12/19/2008 1:50:41 PM
I haven't been writing much about the bailouts-is there anyone reading that is FOR them? (salon) Honestly. I turn on the radio and there they are talking about who's next getting bailed out, and how nobody is overseeing what they're doing, and how they spent it on plush spa vacays, or how they ca.....- 12/19/2008 12:55:31 PM
Oink! Another Movie I won't be watching-Seven Pounds (salon) - 12/19/2008 12:52:19 PM
Some Nuclear Power Links of Interest (salon) sent in by Concerned CitizenI wanted to share with you a couple of our (SEED Coalition's) websites. http://nukefreetexas.org/ has a lot of info about the proposed nuclear reactors going forward in Tex.....- 12/19/2008 10:39:14 AM
Done With Obama - The Rick Warren Inclusion Proves That He is Just More of the Same (salon) Don\'t get me wrong. If I had it to do again, I\'d vote for Obama over McCain any day of the week. but I invested not only a lot of time, but money in Obama\'s campaign. And for what. T.....- 12/19/2008 10:31:58 AM
Not Cut Out to be a Volunteer (salon) I've heard before that sometimes finding the place or venue you want to volunteer in can be some work and involve trying out more than one place. I'd really like to hear what other's experiences are i.....- 12/19/2008 10:09:03 AM
American Transportation: Do we really need toll roads? (pstern) The U.S. and Other States on the Road for TollsHere in Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, and House Speaker Tom Craddick Texas will get more toll roads even if they have to kill Texa.....- 12/18/2008 9:57:00 PM
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