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Video Ad- John McCain and Ralph Reed and Abramoff-Obama Bodyslams (salon) - 8/20/2008 8:19:48 PM
McCain's Big Lie -Independent Man of Superior Character and Judgement? Nah! (salon) Jim Hensley, Cindy McCain's Cheatin' Daddyfrom Jon TaplinI didn't realize until I read this excellent rundown that Cindy Hensley McCain's dad had been in prison, taking the fall for the Mob.After marr.....- 8/20/2008 8:15:06 PM
What Says John McCain About Uranium Mining Near the Grand Canyon? (salon) Wrote about the push to do uranium mining at Four Corners. Yuk.From Washington IndependentThe Grand Canyon National Park has already experienced uranium mining’s toxic byproducts from the abando.....- 8/20/2008 8:03:22 PM
Expensive Gardasil Vaccinations Pushed by Merck ... and don't even last long (salon) The NYTimes has an article about the tremendous marketing push that Merck did (and is still doing) for Gardasil, trying to force 12 year old girls to get vaccinated. Women know that it costs a whole l.....- 8/20/2008 7:50:07 PM
Nuclear Power Plant News O Day- Diablo Canyon Shut Down Because of Fire (salon) Investigators say the fire appears to have been caused by a transformer failure in an area east of the plant's turbine building.The Unit 2 reactor was shut down because of the blaze. (Diablo Canyon)Jo.....- 8/21/2008 7:31:14 AM
More BS From the John McCain Campaign-Cindy Never Met Mother Theresa (salon) I got a hint something like this was coming the other day when I read that the McCain campaign had altered the part on their website that talked about Mother Teresa begging Cindy McCain to take two ki.....- 8/20/2008 4:33:58 PM
About Those Disappearing Honeybees-Lawsuit Filed To get EPA To Cough Up Docs (salon) I got a hint something like this was coming the other day when I read that the McCain campaign had altered the part on their website that talked about Mother Teresa begging Cindy McCain to take two ki.....- 8/20/2008 4:16:42 PM
I Heard it Again Today-That All Our Highways Will be Toll Roads (salon) Was talking to one of the county commissioners about some road related topics, and he said that it seemed inevitable that, due to the cost of maintaining highways, that it looked toll roads will be us.....- 8/20/2008 3:53:45 PM
What The Fool Happened to Madonna Part 2? (salon) It isn't so much that she looks like she's had WAY too much plastic surgery and dresses like a hag,... it's that GoFugYourself has the best description of this...And that difference is, when I hit the.....- 8/20/2008 3:10:04 PM
United States as world Hyper Power-How Far Can Power Stretch? (salon) It isn't so much that she looks like she's had WAY too much plastic surgery and dresses like a hag,... it's that GoFugYourself has the best description of this...And that difference is, when I hit the.....- 8/20/2008 11:43:15 AM
California Doctors Can't Discriminate Against Gays/Lesbians because of their religious beliefs (salon) Very good decision. Here's a religious site, Crosswalk,  discussing it. Thank God," I said to myself. Goodness, a lesbian is still a woman, and still has reproductive capabilities, does.....- 8/20/2008 11:40:43 AM
You Can't Be a Christian AND Be a Feminist (salon) Christianity is and always has been antithetical to women's freedom and equality, but it's certainly not alone in this. Whether it's one of the world's major faiths or an off-the-wall cult, religion m.....- 8/20/2008 11:35:54 AM
More on Bobby Hill Who Owns a Ranch In Glen Rose AND the Taylor Ranch aka La Sierra (salon) A week or so ago I saw a fairly innocuous article about Bobby Hill, one of the owners of a ranch named Culebra Peak. The article was obviously written from his point of view (he owns the Hill Ranch on.....- 8/20/2008 8:44:15 AM
So... McCain Lied About When He Got A Marriage License AND Got Divorced (salon) I had seen this article before in the LATIMEs, and remember reading about how  the Reagans were shocked by what John McCain did to his poor crippled wife. But I missed that he actually was decept.....- 8/20/2008 7:44:30 AM
Finally! Someone SUING the Government Over that Intrusive Watch List! (salon) Yeah. Open that baby up in broad daylight.. iN COURT. It's ridic that a citizen can't find out about IF or WHY he or she is on a watch list. I didn't think this was Stasi.The couple filed the suit spe.....- 8/20/2008 7:35:08 AM
Rick Warren Wouldn't Vote for McCain? Because McCain is an Adulterer? (salon) Before the God-Off the other day, Rick Warren was being interviewed by ABC News.TAPPER: Would you have compunctions about voting for someone who had cheated on his wife? WARREN: Absolutely I would. Ab.....- 8/20/2008 7:22:32 AM
Does He Or Doesn't He? Only His Botox Injectionist Knows for Sure-Or Anyone Who Can See (salon) from DishRag(Now he just needs to do something about those yukky looking yellowed teeth.)According to a UCLA dermatologist who treats celebrities, "John McCain now looks like he's had a lot of Bo.....- 8/19/2008 1:50:13 PM
Saddleback Pastor Says He's For Separation of Church and State But Not Faith and Politics (salon) Readers know I've been on a Separation of Church and State roll lately here... and ... here.  I did not watch Rick Warren at the God-Off the other night. But I did see this transcript and this re.....- 8/19/2008 12:36:17 PM
Video-John McCain on the Rich -Which You and Me Are Not ..but he is STINKING RICH! (salon) Readers know I've been on a Separation of Church and State roll lately here... and ... here.  I did not watch Rick Warren at the God-Off the other night. But I did see this transcript and this re.....- 8/19/2008 11:26:22 AM
America Since Reagan (salon) from Jon TaplinOur country cannot afford four more years of Republican rule. That’s why Obama’s election is so critical. The path which we have been on since Ronald Reagan has been di.....- 8/19/2008 11:22:04 AM
Presidential Campaign Or Campaign to be Saddleback's Vicar? (salon) from USAToday's Dewayne WickhamReligion, rightly, is an important part of American society. But this nation's faith is not monolithic. We are Catholics and Jews, Protestants and Muslims, Hindus and Bu.....- 8/19/2008 11:07:56 AM
Gee! NAIS Isn't Doing So Hot-But USDA Keeps Pushing it Anyway (salon) The program has hit multiple snags throughout its evolution. NAIS was initially introduced as a potentially mandatory system — a provision that met a great deal of resistance from producers and .....- 8/19/2008 11:05:10 AM
Ooops! Cindy McCain Lied About Being Only Child Of her Father-And Her Sister Ain't Happy (salon) Kathleen Hensley Portalski and her daddy Jim Hensen; half sister to Cindy Hensley McCainFrom NPRThe Portalski family is accustomed to hearing Cindy McCain described as Hensley's only child.She's been .....- 8/19/2008 10:56:05 AM
TEA's Watchdog Unit Getting Investigated! Fraud! Kickbacks! (salon) The Travis County district attorney's office is investigating a criminal complaint involving the Texas Education Agency's watchdog unit, an official in the district attorney's office confirmed Monday......- 8/19/2008 10:46:57 AM
Heh! Using Google Directions as your Map (salon) The Travis County district attorney's office is investigating a criminal complaint involving the Texas Education Agency's watchdog unit, an official in the district attorney's office confirmed Monday......- 8/19/2008 10:41:50 AM
Video of Edra Bogle-Running for State Board of Education District 14 (salon) via Who's PlayinAlso our link here from when she came to the local Democratic party Meet the Candidates night.One main good reason to vote her in is that she cares about the dumbing down of Texas text.....- 8/19/2008 10:00:09 AM
John McCain ALSO Deliberately Didn't Include Gail Norton in his Abramoff Investigation (salon) Guess who that is on the far right!I see a ThinkProgress bit that talks about how John McCain, in that Abramoff -Indian Tribes Lobbying Scandal, didn't call in corrupt Ralph Reed to testify. (He recen.....- 8/19/2008 9:51:57 AM
More Pics of Elite John McCain's Chi-Chi Home from Inside Edition (salon) What else can you expect from a man who cheated on his wife, married a rich bimbo, and is so out of touch with normal people that he thinks a rich person is one that makes $5 million.Pictures. The Ric.....- 8/18/2008 8:40:31 PM
*Eminent Domain Laws are NOT For Individuals*-Chesapeake Wears Down Elderly Woman (salon) Yuppers. You only think you own your land.Jerry Horton has earned more than a few supporters during her fight against Chesapeake Energy. The 72-year-old Eastside woman has refused to sell a portion of.....- 8/18/2008 8:28:03 PM
Legislators Continue to Divert Tax Revenues (pstern) Legislators Must Stop Diverting Revenues from the Gasoline Tax   What's the use of having a budget and taxes if legislators override them and use funds for other issues?The gasolin.....- 8/18/2008 3:21:11 PM
Why Separation of Church and State? Because I was raised as a Southern Baptist (salon) I was asked a bit ago personally about my post regarding the sign in front of Glen Rose City Hall, with a comment that it *didn\'t sound like you". I replied, briefly, that I was expr.....- 8/18/2008 3:25:47 PM
Best Trash Review of the Obama-McCain *God-Off* (salon) from GawkerWhat's funny about this "debate" before cartoonish Stuart Smalley-esque touchy-feely evangelical megachurch pastor Rick Warren and his million followers is that we know Obama's go.....- 8/18/2008 12:37:03 PM
Pics of Ernie Casbeer (Running for Texas House District 59) From His Campaign (salon) from GawkerWhat's funny about this "debate" before cartoonish Stuart Smalley-esque touchy-feely evangelical megachurch pastor Rick Warren and his million followers is that we know Obama's go.....- 8/18/2008 12:17:44 PM
Oops! Lance Armstrong's Little Digs in Austin Use 330,000 Gallons of Water (salon) from GawkerWhat's funny about this "debate" before cartoonish Stuart Smalley-esque touchy-feely evangelical megachurch pastor Rick Warren and his million followers is that we know Obama's go.....- 8/18/2008 12:09:37 PM
Only POWs Should be President (salon) from GawkerWhat's funny about this "debate" before cartoonish Stuart Smalley-esque touchy-feely evangelical megachurch pastor Rick Warren and his million followers is that we know Obama's go.....- 8/18/2008 12:06:47 PM
Video- Elitists John McCain's TEN Homes (salon) from GawkerWhat's funny about this "debate" before cartoonish Stuart Smalley-esque touchy-feely evangelical megachurch pastor Rick Warren and his million followers is that we know Obama's go.....- 8/18/2008 11:53:32 AM
Chet Edwards (US House District 17) STILL Being Talked up for VP (salon) I saw an article that says that he shows *attack dog potential* against John McCain.On a conference call with reporters arranged by the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Edwards said that despite M.....- 8/18/2008 11:10:10 AM
Dallas ISD Doesn't Seriously Care About its Students -Dumbs Down the Standards (salon) I couldn't believe when I read this article about how DISD is dumbing down the standards for grading, including expectations about homework being done. Now, it doesn't appear to be the teachers who wa.....- 8/18/2008 11:05:47 AM
Fake News *Medialink* Going Out of Business? (salon) Everybody knows what video news releases are, right? That's when you're watching the *news* and really you're watching a video that some PR company sent over to push a product, but it's not properly l.....- 8/18/2008 10:57:16 AM
Grand Canyon Evacuation After Flash Flooding and Dam Break- August 2008 (salon) But, you know, there was a flash flood warning so why were all those people down there? Some are still unaccounted for.  (Reminder of great book "Over the Edge: Death in the Grand Canyon&quo.....- 8/18/2008 10:53:40 AM
Borowitz; Obama Not Doing So Well Among Racists (salon) hehThe poll, conducted by Duh Magazine, suggests that Mr. Obama faces an uphill battle in his effort to win the votes of dyed-in-the-wool bigots."We wanted to know, why isn't Barack Obama closing.....- 8/18/2008 10:37:24 AM
Found an interesting fossil rock this weekend (salon) I don't know from beans but figured this is a good opportunity to find out what the process is if you think you have a dinosaur footprint. The print itself is roughly the size of my own handprint so i.....- 8/18/2008 10:15:00 AM
Fake Military Claimants of Medals of Honor or Disabled Veteran Benefits (salon) Saw this via the Killeen paper.HARKER HEIGHTS – About two dozen members and guests of the Armed Forces E9 Association, Inc. gathered at the association's national headquarters Saturday to hear M.....- 8/18/2008 9:47:57 AM
Some Residents in Lingleville (Erath County, Texas) Fighting Wind Turbines (salon) LINGLEVILLE -- Johnny and Tesa Whitley bought 350 acres in rural Erath County to raise horses and enjoy the breathtaking sunsets, but their view is now marred by something they never expected: two doz.....- 8/18/2008 9:44:26 AM
Barnett Shale Rig Report Somervell County Aug 15,2008 (salon) LINGLEVILLE -- Johnny and Tesa Whitley bought 350 acres in rural Erath County to raise horses and enjoy the breathtaking sunsets, but their view is now marred by something they never expected: two doz.....- 8/18/2008 9:35:03 AM
Bill Gordon of Erath County Texas Calls Out TCEQ over Liberty Pressure Pumping in Bluff Dale (salon) From the Stephenville Empire-TribuneEven more disturbing to locals was the outcome of a June 26 public meeting where representatives of Liberty, including an environmental consultant, and a slew of re.....- 8/18/2008 9:33:47 AM
What Gave Glen Rose (Texas) a State Park? Dinosaur Tracks! (salon) As this article from the Waco Trib indicates, Dinosaur Valley State Park didn't just happen but because people had community pride and pushed for state-park funding and status. That happened in 1968. .....- 8/18/2008 9:13:31 AM
What? Dinosaurs in the Glen Rose Logo Aren't *Professional*? (salon) Saw an article in the Waco Trib that was contrasting tourism in Glen Rose with tourism in Waco (particularly with the upcoming Mammoth attractions in Waco). Usual stuff about who comes here and why an.....- 8/18/2008 9:07:47 AM
All Your Roads Are Toll-Two More Instances of Riding For A Fee (salon) In this first article, about managed lanes in Houston, shall we call them *Lexus Lanes* since they're for the rich, the writer of the story says people have a *learning curve* to get used to the idea .....- 8/18/2008 8:32:10 AM
Get Rid of Medicare Enrollment Penalties (pstern) Lifetime Penalties?Many newspapers recognize the absurdity that seniors are being forced to pay penalties for late enrollment under the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan; however, th.....- 8/16/2008 10:52:47 AM
George W. Bush: The Hypocrite (pharper) Quotes of George W. Bush for the past week:"the Cold War is over,''“bullying and intimidation.”“Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity must be respected,”Le.....- 8/15/2008 10:27:56 PM
John McCain: You don't speak for all of us because we are not Georgians, we are Americans!! (pharper) John McCain recently spoke to the president of Georgia and told him "I speak for all Americans when I say that today, we are all Georgians"Ummm....John McCain, I am an AMERICAN...not a Georg.....- 8/15/2008 10:06:30 PM
Video-Approval Ratings-The Public Versus McCain (salon) John McCain recently spoke to the president of Georgia and told him "I speak for all Americans when I say that today, we are all Georgians"Ummm....John McCain, I am an AMERICAN...not a Georg.....- 8/15/2008 9:02:38 PM
Natural Gas Fire East of Glen Rose (Burn Ban in Johnson County?) (salon) One of our readers took these photos with his cell phone and sent it along. (I uploaded all three into the photo albums in a new album called Natural Gas-look on the menu, above) He wondered if, since.....- 8/15/2008 8:58:59 PM
Hey! Somebody Wake McCain From His Nap and Let Him Know He's Not President (salon) Is it hubris... or senility?Standing behind a lectern in Michigan this week, with two trusted senators ready to do his bidding, John McCain seemed to forget for a moment that he was only running for p.....- 8/15/2008 8:42:10 PM
Video-Speaking of Adulterers Running for President-Pastors Speak Out (salon) Is it hubris... or senility?Standing behind a lectern in Michigan this week, with two trusted senators ready to do his bidding, John McCain seemed to forget for a moment that he was only running for p.....- 8/15/2008 8:37:30 PM
Heh! Bigfoot, Just Found, Fails DNA Test (salon) and wasn't it absolutely AMAZING that the guys who FOUND Bigfoot just happened to have a business that sold Bigfoot merchandise.Bigfoot remains as elusive as ever, after results from tests on genetic .....- 8/15/2008 8:34:02 PM
Won't Vote for an Adulterer Sez The Pastor Who Married Off Jenna Bush (salon) Hmmm. Who might he mean? Who is there running for president that's an adulterer? Oh, yeah. This pastor is also a close personal friend of George's.... and is going to vote for Obama.Well, I don't know.....- 8/15/2008 8:28:06 PM
One More Quickie- Energy Future Holdings Corp, parent to TXU/Luminant LOST 3.3 BILLION dollars (salon) The holding company for retail power company TXU Energy, transmission and delivery company Oncor and power generation company Luminant announced its earnings in a regulatory filing, having been taken .....- 8/15/2008 7:57:26 PM
Update on the Lawsuit Saying TXU and Others Manipulated the Energy Market (salon) An Administrative Law Judge has limited the amount of damages that can be levied against TXU (now Luminant, etc)Whether TXU tried to manipulate the market by refusing to sell power in 2005 – a m.....- 8/15/2008 7:55:13 PM
Video-The Dark Side of Plastic Surgery (salon) An Administrative Law Judge has limited the amount of damages that can be levied against TXU (now Luminant, etc)Whether TXU tried to manipulate the market by refusing to sell power in 2005 – a m.....- 8/15/2008 6:54:03 PM
*ALL Your Convention Coverage ARE MINE!* Exxon Mobil sponsors every dang thing (salon) An Administrative Law Judge has limited the amount of damages that can be levied against TXU (now Luminant, etc)Whether TXU tried to manipulate the market by refusing to sell power in 2005 – a m.....- 8/15/2008 4:39:36 PM
Pistol-Packin' ...... TEACHERS in Harrold, Texas (salon) From the Waco Trib“When the federal government started making schools gun-free zones, that’s when all of these shootings started. Why would you put it out there that a group of people can&.....- 8/15/2008 3:39:27 PM
Trinity Broadcasting Empire Owns $167 Million in Real Estate (salon) From the OC RegisterTHIS IS NEWS?The reason why this is considered news was summed up rather well by a reader commenting on The Watchdog’s last Trinity post: “What is a non-profit org.....- 8/15/2008 2:54:43 PM
Mickey Mouse Arrested at Disneyland (salon) From the OC RegisterTHIS IS NEWS?The reason why this is considered news was summed up rather well by a reader commenting on The Watchdog’s last Trinity post: “What is a non-profit org.....- 8/15/2008 2:48:00 PM
Another Mishaps In Nature Book I Must Read (salon) Readers know, and I won't flog it again, that I really enjoyed the book about Deaths in the Grand Canyon; full of stories and statistics and insights about human nature, including young male testoster.....- 8/15/2008 1:57:13 PM
Barack Obama's New Ad on McCain and Selling Out America to DHL (salon) Readers know, and I won't flog it again, that I really enjoyed the book about Deaths in the Grand Canyon; full of stories and statistics and insights about human nature, including young male testoster.....- 8/15/2008 1:44:13 PM
Taking Pictures in Public Funny Story-Fremont Area in Seattle (salon) I was just up in Seattle on vacay and spent a bit of time in the Fremont area, which reminds one of Austin, except, frankly, the greenery is much better. (Plus Fremont has a Troll under a bridge).From.....- 8/15/2008 1:37:28 PM
GRISD Wants a tax increase -Texas School Property Tax Relief WIPED OUT (salon) Reading my copy of the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper, which has an article talking about how the school board was told by Wayne Rotan how they need to raise the tax rate. (again, I would point to their.....- 8/15/2008 12:33:28 PM
Free Speech Issues in the Courts Now (salon) It's interesting that there are a number of religious lawsuits out there that test the constitutionality of some ordinances at local and state levels. Although I might not agree with some lawsuits fro.....- 8/15/2008 11:45:56 AM
Not Only Military Dying Overseas-Fort Hood Barrack Deaths in July and August 2008 (salon) It's interesting that there are a number of religious lawsuits out there that test the constitutionality of some ordinances at local and state levels. Although I might not agree with some lawsuits fro.....- 8/15/2008 11:16:40 AM
Why Evolution Should be Taught in School-especially beginning biology (salon) From the NY TimesFirst, it provides a powerful framework for investigating the world we live in. Without evolution, biology is merely a collection of disconnected facts, a set of descriptions. The ast.....- 8/15/2008 10:14:37 AM
Pah! HERE's Why Rielle Hunter is not and was not banging Andrew Young (salon) Frankly, I don't understand why Young's wife, Cheri Young, is putting up with any of this, except that there must have been a hefty payoff for her to go through all this humiliation. Imagine, you.....- 8/15/2008 10:04:43 AM
Separated at Birth- Mark Warner and..... (salon) bwahahahahahah. You have to read McBlogger-made me laugh.Incidentally, whose gotten the most lobbyist money donations?  Mr. Ed Mark WarnerMark Warner, who’s running for Virginia’s ope.....- 8/15/2008 9:49:08 AM
Automated Open Records Form Generator from Student Press Law Center (salon) bwahahahahahah. You have to read McBlogger-made me laugh.Incidentally, whose gotten the most lobbyist money donations?  Mr. Ed Mark WarnerMark Warner, who’s running for Virginia’s ope.....- 8/15/2008 9:32:57 AM
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