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Watching the Bailout Boys-Bunch of Crooks (salon) All the Republicans are trying very hard to shmooze the bailout boys. No conflict of interest for Paulsen for them! Bunning, who is a complete jerk, is trying already to pin what will certainly not su.....- 9/23/2008 12:52:21 PM
We got a 13 foot canoe last weekend (salon) Courtesy of my fabulous aunt and uncle. I don't think Coleman makes them anymore but it's just the right size for the two of us and it's fairly lightweight to carry. Now I'm all excited and trying to .....- 9/23/2008 11:21:19 AM
Ernie Casbeer and Sid Miller Met for Dublin Debate Last Thursday (Texas House District 59) (salon) from the Stephenville TribuneEach candidate also addressed questions about the public school system.Miller said he did vote against two bills for a school voucher program because the vouchers would ha.....- 9/23/2008 10:19:19 AM
Remember Preston Hollow-the Rich Affluent Neighborhood that Practiced Segregation? (salon) Well, that's where the Bushies are going when they FINALLY, FINALLY LEAVE OFFICE!!!! (woo-hoo!)Here's about that segregation-the principal got sacked.and from the Post todayIn four months Mr. and Mrs......- 9/23/2008 9:43:31 AM
Fort Worth Science Museum to get Updated Dinosaur Exhibit (salon) About 112 million years ago, in the early Cretaceous, Fort Worth and the land stretching out to the West was home to dinosaurs. Pleurocoelus, a huge four-legged herbivore with a long neck and tail, wa.....- 9/22/2008 3:11:36 PM
Voting for Obama (pstern) Why vote for Obama?John McCain has had approximately 20 years of being a senator: however, where are those accomplishments as a legislator?More often than not McCain agreed with and voted for the Bush.....- 9/22/2008 11:38:28 AM
Did you CALL Your Senators and Congressperson Yet? (salon) If you don't, it will mean that you like getting screwed over by the biggest swindle in the history of this country. There ought to be conditions before we just give away money to these crooks.From An.....- 9/22/2008 8:57:38 AM
We're All Socialists Now (salon) So why NOT get the health care industry and help out citizens? Hypocrisy, thy name is Republicans.From Andrew Sullivan.P.S. If anyone has one of those pics of Ronald Reagan in a cowboy hat hanging in .....- 9/22/2008 8:34:45 AM
Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley get 'special treatment' by feds on a Sunday (joe) Seems the feds love their bankers so much they are willing to lend them a hand while screwing the american public for the bill. Yesterday the Federal Reserve said it granted Goldman Sachs and Morgan S.....- 9/22/2008 8:22:50 AM
Robert Reich on NOT GIVING WALL STREET A BLANK CHECK (salon) Yeah. Read the whole thing for his ideas about what exactly the conditions should be.The public doesn't like a blank check. They think this whole bailout idea is nuts. They see fat cats on Wall Street.....- 9/21/2008 9:04:59 PM
Ooops! Open Records Uncovers Another Sarah Palin Troopergate Lie (salon) Yeah. Read the whole thing for his ideas about what exactly the conditions should be.The public doesn't like a blank check. They think this whole bailout idea is nuts. They see fat cats on Wall Street.....- 9/21/2008 8:59:56 PM
Why I'm not a Republican (salon) Yeah. Read the whole thing for his ideas about what exactly the conditions should be.The public doesn't like a blank check. They think this whole bailout idea is nuts. They see fat cats on Wall Street.....- 9/21/2008 5:51:54 PM
The AIG Bail-Out: More Bush Bull (pstern) "We had to act quickly to resolve this issue." --- GWBBull!Since when do Bush and Congress move quickly to resolve issues unless it benefits special interests?They moved quickly to deregulat.....- 9/21/2008 4:49:36 PM
Palin's Pipeline to Nowhere (salon) from NewsweekThe principal achievement of Sarah Palin's term as Alaska's governor, a natural-gas pipeline project backed by $500 million in state tax money, might never be built unless Canadian author.....- 9/21/2008 12:24:28 PM
Government Files to Dismiss the Telecoms Spying on Americans Lawsuits (salon) From EFF Late Friday night, the Government started the formal process for retroactive immunity for the telecommunications companies sued by EFF and others for their involvement in the warrantless.....- 9/21/2008 12:12:17 PM
Better Ask! Postal Employees Told To Only Offer Pricier Mail Service (salon) In other words, if you want to send something first class, ie, CHEAPER, you're going to have to make sure and ASK FOR IT From ConsumeristHi, I work the counter for the United States Postal Service and.....- 9/21/2008 11:38:46 AM
Video-Andrew Sullivan on Sarah Palin (from Real Time) (salon) In other words, if you want to send something first class, ie, CHEAPER, you're going to have to make sure and ASK FOR IT From ConsumeristHi, I work the counter for the United States Postal Service and.....- 9/21/2008 11:02:21 AM
McCain Owns THIRTEEN CARS... Obama owns... .... ONE (salon) In other words, if you want to send something first class, ie, CHEAPER, you're going to have to make sure and ASK FOR IT From ConsumeristHi, I work the counter for the United States Postal Service and.....- 9/21/2008 10:57:44 AM
The Death of Republican Party Philosophy-Small Government, Free Markets and Personal Responsibility (salon) Have already said that the message that Republicans Are the Family Value Party died last year with Mark Foley, Larry Craig, the ambassador that was having sex with the prosties, the preacher Haggard w.....- 9/21/2008 10:51:16 AM
Heh! American Football Fans Prefer Obama (salon) Have already said that the message that Republicans Are the Family Value Party died last year with Mark Foley, Larry Craig, the ambassador that was having sex with the prosties, the preacher Haggard w.....- 9/21/2008 10:41:10 AM
Ooops! John McCain Wants to Make Health Care as Deregulated as ... Wall Street (salon) Let's see. If we compare what the government wants to do with the baillout of Wall Street, if health care hit the same type of skids, we'd all be subsidizing the health care industry, including doctor.....- 9/21/2008 10:33:11 AM
Modest Proposal for TARDS (salon) from a comment left here a bit ago. from W C Varones. Love it!I propose a few modifications that should be politically popular with both parties in Congress:1) Treasury gets extremely dilutive wa.....- 9/21/2008 9:59:20 AM
Do I Look LIke An Open Wallet To The Bush Administration and Congress? (salon) I was reading humanbeing's post and article about Russia and something Gates said about how we should be helping Georgia rebuild. Why is that? On the heels of the biggest Screw the American Taxpayer f.....- 9/21/2008 8:48:46 AM
Paulsen: Deal Off If My Wall Street Pals Have to Forego Their Pricey Golden Parachutes (salon) As Jon Taplin says, maybe this deal isn't quite as severe as Paulsen says.Paulson has scared these congressman into thinking the world is going to end on Monday and yet he’d kill the rescue if i.....- 9/21/2008 8:33:13 AM
Why Are We In Such A Hurry to Bail out Banks and Investment Houses? (salon) I am not a financial person but I finally am beginning to read some accounts of just what is being pushed for. One account says that the American public would be taking on all the bad debt for the hig.....- 9/21/2008 8:26:45 AM
ARMAGEDDON: Bush Administration's Plan Reaches Next Plateau (pstern) All a part of the irresponsible Bushian designThanks to the Bush administration U.S. taxpayers have watched helplessly as TRILLIONS of their tax dollars were diverted to Iraq and other areas.....- 9/20/2008 8:07:18 PM
Russia (humanbeing) “At this point I should note that for the first time, both the United States secretary of state and secretary of defense have doctorates in Russian studies,” Mr. Gates said. “A fat l.....- 9/20/2008 9:54:53 AM
U.S. District Court Judge rules that transgender people ARE covered under Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws (joe) WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A former Army commander who underwent a sex change operation was discriminated against by the U.S. government, a federal judge ruled Friday in an important victory for transgenders.....- 9/20/2008 8:57:48 AM
How Does the Government Bailout Affect Corporate Welfare for Nuclear Power Plants? (Comanche Peak in Glen Rose) (salon) Reading from an article in the Star-Telegram about Luminant's Application for their *joint venture* with Mitsubishi to add to more nuclear reactors reactors to Comanche Peak in Glen Rose. Is Luminant .....- 9/20/2008 7:54:39 AM
More on the POW Suppression that John McCain was Part of (salon) Wrote about this before on why it's completely appropriate to look into John McCain's POW experience AND his actions he took in the Senate.From Why has John McCain Blocked Informaiton about the MIA (M.....- 9/19/2008 5:46:59 PM
Texas Railroad Commission Wants More Moolah-Can't Keep Up with Drilling Permits (salon) Oh... Good... Not...Rep. Warren Chisum, R-Pampa, chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, said he will convene a special panel of his committee members on Oct. 6 to consider the reques.....- 9/19/2008 5:12:18 PM
Sarah Palin Lie O Afternoon-As Mayor, First She Took a Cut And then a HIKE (salon) Oh... Good... Not...Rep. Warren Chisum, R-Pampa, chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, said he will convene a special panel of his committee members on Oct. 6 to consider the reques.....- 9/19/2008 5:02:46 PM
About the NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) and Construction Projects (salon) While reading about uranium mining, I came across this in an article from the SA Current.For resisters, changes in regulatory interpretations will make it harder to fight the coming wave. Submitting t.....- 9/19/2008 4:56:42 PM
About South Texas Mining Venture-Uranium Mining In Texas (salon) I noticed that one of the contributors to Kip Averitt this year is South Texas MIning Venture. here's from the Susan Combs at the State of Texas. The Energy Report also examines the other facets of th.....- 9/19/2008 4:55:00 PM
Obama Protested in Florida-Now THIS Is the way to Handle protesters (salon) I noticed that one of the contributors to Kip Averitt this year is South Texas MIning Venture. here's from the Susan Combs at the State of Texas. The Energy Report also examines the other facets of th.....- 9/19/2008 4:31:52 PM
Bush the Lesser Pops Up Today From Wherever the Heck He Was (salon) You know how it is when your vacay gets interrupted by pesky things like the financial meltdown you and the Republican party created.  That Think Progress link doesn't mention it that I saw but r.....- 9/19/2008 4:08:48 PM
Pondering the Texas Ethics Commission Rules for Campaign Reports (salon) Okay. I may not have this completely accurate, but this is my general understanding of some items I wondered about. Feel VERY FREE to leave a comment correcting me.I have wondered for awhile, since re.....- 9/19/2008 3:51:04 PM
Texas State Senator Kip Averitt (Senate District 22) TEC Report for July 2008-Expenses and Credits (salon) Already looked at the contributors.This is actually the first time I've seen a CREDIT column on a TEC (TExas Ethics Commission) report. I'll put those firstHeather Harward 173.15 Travel reiumbursement.....- 9/19/2008 3:17:19 PM
Texas State Senator Kip Averitt (SD 22) TEC Report for July 2008 -Contributions (salon) Going to do this on some separate posts, starting with who are his highest contributors. You can read the entire TEC report here.  Remember that Kip Averitt is chairman of the Natural Resources C.....- 9/19/2008 2:34:14 PM
Sarah Palin's Favorability Ratings Tumble (salon) Going to do this on some separate posts, starting with who are his highest contributors. You can read the entire TEC report here.  Remember that Kip Averitt is chairman of the Natural Resources C.....- 9/19/2008 2:12:03 PM
Justin Feaster of Glen Rose Mentioned in Article about Hardin-Simmons Jimmie Keeling (salon) It’s even fun when Hardin-Simmons wins on game-ending drives, as it has twice this season. Former Glen Rose quarterback Justin Feaster has a firm grip on Hardin-Simmons’ spread offense, wh.....- 9/19/2008 1:57:28 PM
McCain *I Regret the Negativity*-But I'm Still Gonna Approve Those Sleazy Ads (salon) It’s even fun when Hardin-Simmons wins on game-ending drives, as it has twice this season. Former Glen Rose quarterback Justin Feaster has a firm grip on Hardin-Simmons’ spread offense, wh.....- 9/19/2008 1:54:17 PM
Luminant Fixing to File Application for 2 more reactors at Comanche Peak (Glen Rose) Today (salon) Luminant, the generating subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings Corp., the company created in the private buyout of TXU, did not provide a cost estimate or a projected date for the new reactors to start.....- 9/19/2008 1:26:36 PM
Obama Near Record High in the Polls-Must be That People are Tired of Republican Shenanigans (salon) Luminant, the generating subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings Corp., the company created in the private buyout of TXU, did not provide a cost estimate or a projected date for the new reactors to start.....- 9/19/2008 1:25:33 PM
McCain Lie O Day- Raines Is Not an Obama Advisor and the McCain Campaign Knew It (salon) Obama's campaign says Raines is not an Obama adviser and that McCain's campaign knows it because Raines said so in an e-mail earlier this week to Carly Fiorina, a top McCain adviser. Obama's campaign .....- 9/19/2008 12:25:57 PM
Sarah Palin and the John Birch Society Magazine on her Desk (salon) From BagnewsnotesLet's say that this is all perfectly innocent, that, whoopsie, a John Birch society magazine ended up on her desk, randomly, as a passout to everybody and their dog at Wasilla city co.....- 9/19/2008 12:09:58 PM
Oops! Confused McCain Mixes Up the FEC with the SEC (salon) or was it just a freudian slip?Incidentally, Gramps McCain said in the last couple of days that he, if president, would FIRE Christopher Cox of the SEC (that's SEC, not FEC). Uh, guess what, the Presi.....- 9/19/2008 11:59:07 AM
Ron Paul Won't Endorse John McCain-Thinks HIs Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran *Joke* Not Funny (salon) or was it just a freudian slip?Incidentally, Gramps McCain said in the last couple of days that he, if president, would FIRE Christopher Cox of the SEC (that's SEC, not FEC). Uh, guess what, the Presi.....- 9/19/2008 11:50:38 AM
More Bailout coming this weekend-Continuing to Screw the American Taxpayer (salon) This is what happens when you don't have regulation. And why I will NEVER vote Republican. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Friday it will take “hundreds of billions of dollars” to bu.....- 9/19/2008 11:44:30 AM
Every So Often I Hit a Hilarity Mark-Where Everything Strikes My Funny Bone (salon) and today is one of those days. Sarah Palin's Clown Car Parade is a joke and I can't help being amused every time I read yet one more thing that she does or says. I saw last night that she has a photo.....- 9/19/2008 11:30:34 AM
Borowitz: McCain Attacks Republicans and Old White Men With White Hair (salon) heh"It's time to take our country back," Sen. McCain told his audience in Dayton, Ohio.  "It's time to send a message to those in power - those Republicans in Washington, those old.....- 9/19/2008 10:54:04 AM
Sarah Palin Lie O Day-Asking Her Kids about Running for VP (salon) Hub and I have been talking about why people in the public eye LIE in this day and age when their lies can be so easily disproven. I'm sure it wasn't like that before, when a politician said something.....- 9/19/2008 10:48:57 AM
Daily Laugh About Sarah Palin Again Lying ABout the Bridge to Nowhere- 11 Times Now (salon) and Think Progress has the McCain camp at 36 Lies. It's pretty much a joke, isn't it? Like, Will They Lie Again Today? Yup.So, let's review. What's missing? THAT SHE ORIGINALLY SUPPORTED THE BRIDGE.. .....- 9/19/2008 10:31:12 AM
Palin Cancels a Couple of Rallies-Or Could it be John McCain is Jealous? (salon) Heh. Nobody really said so in the two articles I read regarding this, one where Palin is cancelling fundraisers and rallies in California WHERE SHE WAS GOING TO GO THERE ALONE WITHOUT MCCAIN Alaska Go.....- 9/19/2008 10:02:40 AM
Why is Sarah Palin's Husband Todd Refusing to Testify in the Alaska Ethics Probe? (salon) Gee. Sarah Palin was all for an ethics probe.... Until one actually started to happen. As Slog says, are Subpoenas now RSVPs? Because Todd Palin didn't like the subpoena.Ed O’Callaghan, a sp.....- 9/19/2008 9:11:12 AM
Republican incompetence is turning USA into Socialist Country (joe) It has taken the complete mismanagement of the national affairs by Republicans to turn a 'capitalist' country into a 'socialist' country, that which the Republicans and conservatives despise. If you t.....- 9/19/2008 7:15:03 AM
Thanks to No Child Left Behind, Military Recruiters Swoop Into Schools (salon) From the Colorado Springs paper. Chris, an average 17-year-old who is "not really that interested in the military," has lately been living the life of a celebrity — going to extraordin.....- 9/18/2008 11:23:45 PM
Finally Getting Around to Looking at Sid Miller's School Voucher Record Again (salon) re: this link.CSHB1- general appropriations bill. Amendment No. 74Representative Heflin offered the following amendment toCSHBi1:CSHB 1, as follows:Amendment No. 75Representative Heflin offered t.....- 9/18/2008 10:53:23 PM
Voting Machine Problems and Inept Officials --- Again (pstern) "Be still my heart." There are ongoing issues of voting machine integrity [or lack of] that have NOT be resolved since the last presidential election.Here in Texas I contacted the past .....- 9/18/2008 7:20:26 PM
O the Life of a Texas House Legislator (Part 3) Sid Miller House District 59 (salon) Here's link to part 2  and here's link to the TEC report for July 2008. Here's what we wrote at the time analyzing money that was contributed to him.  And here were some expenditures.Now, he.....- 9/18/2008 9:13:04 PM
Elizabeth Edwards Speaks Out about Cheater Husband John Edwards (salon) Here's link to part 2  and here's link to the TEC report for July 2008. Here's what we wrote at the time analyzing money that was contributed to him.  And here were some expenditures.Now, he.....- 9/18/2008 6:35:44 PM
Poor Poor McCain-He's Really Number Two Isn't He? (salon) even Palin thinks so. via Dungeon Diary Update: from the NYTimes.After his running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, riveted the overflow crowd for 16 minutes on Tuesday at an airplane hangar her.....- 9/18/2008 6:09:42 PM
O The Life of a Texas House Legislator (Part 2) Sid Miller Texas House District 59 (salon) Here's part 1 explaining about open records and calendars, etc. Continuing with looking at July 2007 through the end of the year. Comparing the TEC report filed in January 15, 2008 with calendar recor.....- 9/18/2008 5:06:23 PM
Sarah Palin tells folks in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that she is glad to be in Grand Rapids, Michigan...DOH! (pharper) Palin stumbled out of the gate on arriving in Cedar Rapids. The Alaska governor told the audience that she was thrilled to be in “Grand Rapids,” the Michigan city where the campaign had ju.....- 9/18/2008 2:02:09 PM
The King is Dead (humanbeing)  "We’re witnessing the passing of more than a venerable firm. We’re seeing the death of a culture.For years, accountants, rating agencies and Wall Street executives decided to sh.....- 9/18/2008 1:23:07 PM
That Answers My Question About WHO in the World is Bailing Us Out (salon)  "We’re witnessing the passing of more than a venerable firm. We’re seeing the death of a culture.For years, accountants, rating agencies and Wall Street executives decided to sh.....- 9/18/2008 12:36:57 PM
Is it NOT that McCain Is a Liar? Is it that He is Going Senile? (salon) I was wondering about this AGAIN earlier this morning myself. For man that was so determined to be honorable and be truthful, he's really fallen away from principle. But what if he's just mentally los.....- 9/18/2008 12:23:36 PM
Separated at Birth (salon) I was wondering about this AGAIN earlier this morning myself. For man that was so determined to be honorable and be truthful, he's really fallen away from principle. But what if he's just mentally los.....- 9/18/2008 11:52:54 AM
City of Arlington SCREWED by Financial Meltdown-Must Refinance Cowboys Stadium (salon) Wanna know what I REALLY THINK? How about if someboy wants to build a big ole honking stadium in a city, THAT person has to FINANCE HIS OR HER OWN BUILDING. Sheesh. First, you had Bush screw you over .....- 9/18/2008 11:27:57 AM
You Broke it, You Own it, Now Fix it! Refab versus Rehad (salon) Wanna know what I REALLY THINK? How about if someboy wants to build a big ole honking stadium in a city, THAT person has to FINANCE HIS OR HER OWN BUILDING. Sheesh. First, you had Bush screw you over .....- 9/18/2008 11:23:19 AM
Stranger Danger in Flower Mound (Denton Co) TX (salon) I'm going to say this every time I see this type of thing in the area because it's an object lesson for why what Obama wanted to do in Illinois was RIGHT. Kids in elementary school need to be taught a.....- 9/18/2008 11:18:27 AM
Heh. AIG Totally Pulling THese Types of Ads (salon) I'm going to say this every time I see this type of thing in the area because it's an object lesson for why what Obama wanted to do in Illinois was RIGHT. Kids in elementary school need to be taught a.....- 9/18/2008 10:56:25 AM
Best Palin Snark Line O Day- About Palin's Lies (salon) I'm going to say this every time I see this type of thing in the area because it's an object lesson for why what Obama wanted to do in Illinois was RIGHT. Kids in elementary school need to be taught a.....- 9/18/2008 10:52:21 AM
Laughing- McCain Didn't Know that Spain isn't a Latin American Country (salon) I'm sitting here just shaking my head. My gosh, the man is incompetent. Or senile. Or both.From TPM with the original untranslated English version of McCain.I gotta tell you, it makes McCain's stateme.....- 9/18/2008 10:47:26 AM
economic disasters = more profiteering (pstern) Even as economic "disasters" occur all around us, the wealthy are still making-out. P  Creative Destruction: The Solid Core Behind the Financial Crisis by Chris Floyd&nbs.....- 9/18/2008 9:22:01 AM
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