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You Want a Cash Refund from Target? They'll Haul You Off on a Stretcher! (salon) I remember watching a Judge Judy episode a few years back where somebody was suing a limo company for not fulflling their contract. It wasn't like it was all that much money and the moron who fought t.....- 8/14/2008 7:32:26 PM
More Flight Craziness- You Can't Use Your Camera on a JetBlue Flight? (salon) I remember watching a Judge Judy episode a few years back where somebody was suing a limo company for not fulflling their contract. It wasn't like it was all that much money and the moron who fought t.....- 8/14/2008 7:28:31 PM
Gosh. TSA is Like HELL! Was Placing Flyers on their terrorist Watch list if they forgot their ID (salon) Yeah. In case you, the non-perfect human being who forgot to bring an ID to show them ,are REALLY A NASTY TERRORIST.When will Congress say Enough and tell TSA to open up their database where people ca.....- 8/14/2008 7:22:28 PM
Another Hilarious John McCain Video Spoof (salon) Yeah. In case you, the non-perfect human being who forgot to bring an ID to show them ,are REALLY A NASTY TERRORIST.When will Congress say Enough and tell TSA to open up their database where people ca.....- 8/14/2008 6:53:10 PM
Jackson Browne Sues McCain-Tells Him to Quit Playing *Running on Empty* (salon) Yeah. In case you, the non-perfect human being who forgot to bring an ID to show them ,are REALLY A NASTY TERRORIST.When will Congress say Enough and tell TSA to open up their database where people ca.....- 8/14/2008 6:47:18 PM
Laura the Lump *George Might But I Am Living In Dallas* (salon) Yeah. In case you, the non-perfect human being who forgot to bring an ID to show them ,are REALLY A NASTY TERRORIST.When will Congress say Enough and tell TSA to open up their database where people ca.....- 8/14/2008 6:42:58 PM
More on the Vendor Payments from GRISD-now with TEA account codes (salon) Thanks to Judy Shipman for supplying this via open records requests. I had put up some information before about the money that goes out .. to whom but didn't have the account codes each item was assig.....- 8/14/2008 3:52:34 PM
Senator Shapleigh (Texas) Calls Out TCEQ- LAPDOG for Polluters (salon) Says TCEQ is trying to hide its collusion with industry. The issue here is that TCEQ has been ordered by the Attorney General's office in Texas to open up their records , TCEQ doesn't want people.....- 8/14/2008 1:18:07 PM
Wow! This Video SMACKS ARound John McCain-Deservedly (salon) Says TCEQ is trying to hide its collusion with industry. The issue here is that TCEQ has been ordered by the Attorney General's office in Texas to open up their records , TCEQ doesn't want people.....- 8/14/2008 11:34:22 AM
Texas Newspapers on the Auction Block-Including the Waco Tribune (salon) From Editor and PublisherThe other newspapers involved in the auction are the North Carolina properties The Daily Reflector in Greenville, the Rocky Mount Telegram, The Daily Advance in Elizabeth City.....- 8/14/2008 11:17:48 AM
Area Pastor, Eric Jiminez, Convicted of Indecency with Child in Palo Pinto County, Texas (salon) and about to go through a similar case in Parker County. from the Weatherford paper.Eric Correa Jimenez, 52, was the pastor of the Primera Iglesia de Bautista, which met for services at the Ramada Inn.....- 8/14/2008 11:01:45 AM
You Go to Court-Jury Gives You a Light Sentence-but the GOVT DECIDES TO HOLD YOU INDEFINITELY (salon) On that Hamden Guantenemo case, jurors are upset that the Bush administraiton can just up and IGNORE their jury deliberations. Didn't they REALIZE the Bush administration wanted kangaroo courts?GUANTA.....- 8/14/2008 10:56:52 AM
Ten Commandments-About the Lawsuits Regarding Displays on Public Property (salon) I noticed an article that talks about a lawsuit the Red River Freethinkers brought against Fargo, ND for refusing to allow them to place their own monument next to a ten commandments monument on city .....- 8/14/2008 10:11:13 AM
Oh. Okay to Exempt India from Nuclear Test Ban... But Not Iran Because We Want Their Oil (salon) Breathtaking how there are some countries where the US, in order to SELL stuff to them, has no problem with bending rules about being a signatory to the NPT. That includes India and also Israel, which.....- 8/14/2008 9:39:30 AM
Bobby Hill, who owns ranch in Glen Rose, also owns private mountain- Culebra Peak in San Luis, CO (salon) from the Miami HeraldCulebra Peak is the only 14,000-foot peak where climbers start by waiting for the guard to unlock the gate.The mountain, which rises above the town of San Luis, just north of the .....- 8/13/2008 4:40:38 PM
More Fake Goodness from the Chinese Olympics-the Little Girl Who Wasn't Cute Enough (salon) First the organizers of China's spectacular Olympic opening ceremony admitted that they digitally faked the dazzling "footprint" fireworks that viewers saw on TV leading up to the Bird's Nes.....- 8/13/2008 2:50:51 PM
Video-New Barack Obama Ad on Grumps McCain's Economic Policy (salon) First the organizers of China's spectacular Olympic opening ceremony admitted that they digitally faked the dazzling "footprint" fireworks that viewers saw on TV leading up to the Bird's Nes.....- 8/13/2008 1:41:16 PM
Blarg! Burger King Employee Takes Bath in Sink (salon) Where's that creepy Burger King or the hitmen-hiring ladies when you need them? (P.S. I was driving a few months ago through a Burger King and the person taking the money said she thought the Burger K.....- 8/13/2008 1:34:05 PM
Freud Would Love the New Sunny D Logo-More Women to Buy it? (salon) Where's that creepy Burger King or the hitmen-hiring ladies when you need them? (P.S. I was driving a few months ago through a Burger King and the person taking the money said she thought the Burger K.....- 8/13/2008 1:28:40 PM
Don't forget there is time to OPT OUT of giving Military Recruiters High School Student Information (salon) A reminder from an article in Hawaii (which, as I recall, is PaRT OF AMERICA). Includes info on ASVAB, too. I don't know when GRISD will give over student information, but I presume it will be pretty .....- 8/13/2008 1:25:45 PM
Can Just ANYONE Become an Ordained Minister and Perform Weddings? (salon) With all my reading recently of Senator Grassley's investigation of some preachers, and some of the comments that have come this way from people who, for some unfathomable reason, actually want to DEF.....- 8/13/2008 1:17:47 PM
Religious Notes for August 13, 2008-On the Distaff Side (salon) First up, a movie about Billy Graham. One wonders if they will include his anti-semetic comments about the Jews that he made to Nixon.Federal Judge says University of California can deny course credit.....- 8/13/2008 12:49:56 PM
John *The Kid Is Not My Son* Edwards Looks like He's Still Lying (salon) All right. It must be hard to fess up that you've been banging somebody and knocked her up while you have a much beloved wife who is dying of cancer. But damn.NY Post says Edwards is the baby daddy.Na.....- 8/13/2008 11:46:41 AM
More Conditioning for the Kiddies! The Playmobil Security Checkpoint (salon) Ya know, this is really pretty sad. Saw this via Millard Fillmore's Bathtub, from This One Goes to Eleven As mentioned, read the hilar comments.This is great learning too for young brownshirts. I.....- 8/13/2008 11:02:29 AM
Smart Energy Notes O Day-Starting with VAMPIRE POWER (salon) Solar Cheaper than Coal. -First Solar from Telluride.I like this idea from Green Plug- right now we are running around the house unplugging stuff because some of it still uses power EVEN WHEN YOU THIN.....- 8/13/2008 10:49:50 AM
On Renewable Energy- John McCain has a Perfect Record-MISSED ALL EIGHT VOTES (salon) Solar Cheaper than Coal. -First Solar from Telluride.I like this idea from Green Plug- right now we are running around the house unplugging stuff because some of it still uses power EVEN WHEN YOU THIN.....- 8/13/2008 10:31:54 AM
Rich, Elite John McCain's Home-Oops, ONe of his NINE HOMES .. Oopps, make that ten (salon) showcased by Architectural DigestYuppers. He's just like you and me. If we dumped our crippled spouse to marry a much younger rich bimbo and had NINE FRIGGIN HOUSES. P.S. Where is the video of John Mc.....- 8/13/2008 10:22:54 AM
Speaking of Separation of Church and State (salon) showcased by Architectural DigestYuppers. He's just like you and me. If we dumped our crippled spouse to marry a much younger rich bimbo and had NINE FRIGGIN HOUSES. P.S. Where is the video of John Mc.....- 8/13/2008 10:14:31 AM
Don't Rely on your GPS To Keep You From Cliffs on Vacay (salon) Read the other day about some Utah tourists who, for some reason, instead of trying to, um, follow a MAP, decided it was a good idea to use a GPS to "plot out a backcountry route from Bryce Canyo.....- 8/13/2008 10:02:01 AM
Retail Sales Drop 1st Time Five Months-Well, DUH! Who CAN AFFORD EXCEPT THE RICH? (salon) All it took was for us to get our electric bill for this month to seriously cut back spending. Between that, gas prices (Peter Stern points out that Texans are spending 6 percent of their income .....- 8/13/2008 9:04:16 AM
Texans Spending 6 Percent of Income on Gasoline? (pstern) According to a report by the National Resources Defense Council, the answer is "Yes!"While we continue to be told by our government that there is no recession and that the eco.....- 8/13/2008 2:25:29 AM
The Ongoing Perils of Perry: Travel Expenses Finally Made Public (pstern) What is Perry hiding? It was an 8-month battle, but the governor's expenses will be made public. Gov. Rick Perry, Office of Attorney General Greg Abbott, and the Texas Dept. of Public S.....- 8/13/2008 1:33:03 AM
Bwahah-My Laugh for Tonight-the Big Bad John Video Trio (salon) What is Perry hiding? It was an 8-month battle, but the governor's expenses will be made public. Gov. Rick Perry, Office of Attorney General Greg Abbott, and the Texas Dept. of Public S.....- 8/13/2008 12:09:50 AM
Glen Kuban has a great page summing up the FAKE Dinosaur Print that Carl Baugh has (salon) He mentioned it on a comment here and I just finished reading it. My favorite paragraph?Lines suggests there is a "wall of silence" about the find from the academic community, and that they .....- 8/13/2008 12:04:16 AM
Progressive Radio Back in DFW- Rational Radio AM 1360 (salon) Although I live so far away from DFW that I doubt I can pull in the station, THERE IS A STATION for progressives in Dallas again! Course I can listen on the internet. Got a letter from one of the guys.....- 8/12/2008 11:10:23 PM
There's No Fool LIke An Old Fool-Unless It's an Old Drunk Fool (salon) Although I live so far away from DFW that I doubt I can pull in the station, THERE IS A STATION for progressives in Dallas again! Course I can listen on the internet. Got a letter from one of the guys.....- 8/12/2008 9:30:47 PM
Scott McCloud on micropayments-GREAT idea! (salon) Although I live so far away from DFW that I doubt I can pull in the station, THERE IS A STATION for progressives in Dallas again! Course I can listen on the internet. Got a letter from one of the guys.....- 8/12/2008 8:01:15 PM
Montgomery County Bulletin: learns a lesson from plagiarism (pstern) Plagiarism is hazardous to media life The small Texas alternative newspaper was caught in a major violation of journalism --- plagiarism.The "crime" was noticed and investigated by a mu.....- 8/12/2008 1:20:55 PM
Accident Waiting to Happen-Corner of Hwy 67 and CR 2008 by Fossil Rim (salon) I know that TxDOT has to be begged, pleaded with and cajoled to spend money on something other than it's PR campaign for toll roads, but it seems like they need to pony up for this particular intersec.....- 8/12/2008 11:59:16 AM
Don't LIke Fox News Showing at Your Favorite Bistro? TV-B-Gone! (salon) I know that TxDOT has to be begged, pleaded with and cajoled to spend money on something other than it's PR campaign for toll roads, but it seems like they need to pony up for this particular intersec.....- 8/12/2008 11:28:50 AM
Only People Born In the Midwestern States are American? (salon) I find it deeply offensive to see the tactics that, first, Hillary Clinton, and now John McCain are trying to use against Barack Obama. Forget any other reason pro or con about voting for a person and.....- 8/12/2008 11:23:44 AM
WHY is Senator Grassley Investigating the Six Ministries Including Kenneth Copeland et al? (salon) I've been following, from time to time, the progress of the Senate investigation led by Senator Chuck Grassley into the 5013c status of some ministries. I note with some amusement that there are some .....- 8/12/2008 11:11:15 AM
So... NOW that Alvis Delk/Carl Baugh Fake Footprint Scans Have been taken to ANOTHER Medical Center (salon) The Mineral Wells Index, which is probably thrilled to get all this attention, has another article on the dinosaur print that has a footprint next to it (Wonder if the editor saw the article in th.....- 8/12/2008 12:42:36 AM
The Decline of the Two Coreys (salon) I admit it. I watched a lot of the 2 Coreys before. Lost Boys, you know? Or that horrible, horrible movie make of the Watchers -I think there are TWO Watchers movies that came out about the same time .....- 8/11/2008 9:16:26 PM
This is TERRIBLE! But Funny.... Snark- Gawker on John Edwards Blue Jeans (salon) I admit it. I watched a lot of the 2 Coreys before. Lost Boys, you know? Or that horrible, horrible movie make of the Watchers -I think there are TWO Watchers movies that came out about the same time .....- 8/11/2008 9:04:32 PM
Tonight (Monday and Early Tuesday Morning)-PERSEID Meteor Shower (salon) Moon sets at about 1:30 EDT, peak is supposed to be at 7:00 AM EDT, might see as many as 60 meteors per hour.Perseid meteors will appear to "rain" into the atmosphere from the constellation .....- 8/11/2008 7:35:22 PM
Bloggers Beware! John McCain's Camp To Use Astroturf to plant talking points in Comments (salon) From PRsquared via Tweeter Mike ChapmanAs noted in the Washington Post last week, the presidential campaign of John McCain has rolled out a new program designed to reward supporters for placing t.....- 8/11/2008 6:16:21 PM
Federal Appeals Court Declines to Get Involved in South Texas Border Fence Disputes (salon) Cowards and Enablers. The court said they can't get involved until AFTER CONDEMNATION OF THE LAND takes place.The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans said it did not have jurisdiction to .....- 8/11/2008 4:00:56 PM
Gerald Ford's Records Reignite JFK's death- JFK Panel had doubts about 6th Floor Shooting (salon) A newly released memorandum provides more details about Ford's role as the FBI's informant. DeLoach wrote on Dec. 17, 1963, to outline what Ford told him in the congressman's office about the commissi.....- 8/11/2008 3:47:04 PM
Here's Why I Avoid GroupThink Places-Man Banned From DailyKOS for Edwards comments (salon) I quit going to kos a long time ago. Even did a podcast about why Kos doesn't Speak for Me after I realized a whole lot of people in the media seemed to divvy up people into categories that implied &q.....- 8/11/2008 3:29:13 PM
Great *Fight for Your Rebate* Story- from DFW area (salon) Love this. I notice the rebate company is in Coppell. I fall into the category of people who are too disorganized, too lazy, too forgetful, etc to do a rebate properly.. and of course companies know t.....- 8/11/2008 3:15:05 PM
White House Directed Forgeries to Support Case for Iraq War-Can We Impeach Bush NOW? (salon) I mean, what do the crooks in charge have to do to be held accountable?Ron Suskind is a heavyweight: a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and the author of a well-regarded book on the administration&r.....- 8/11/2008 3:08:57 PM
Creepy Article about Michael Chertoff from Wired (salon) I mean, what do the crooks in charge have to do to be held accountable?Ron Suskind is a heavyweight: a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and the author of a well-regarded book on the administration&r.....- 8/11/2008 3:03:11 PM
Orwellian IT Control at the Chinese Olympics (salon) Have to admit. I'm not watching. Course readers know it's because we ditched Dish a couple of weeks ago, but even if the television was accessible, still wouldn't be watching. What I AM interested in .....- 8/11/2008 3:01:17 PM
Hormones in My Butter! Hormones in my Milk! What the Fool! (salon) Just came back from David\'s grocery. I needed some butter and was looking for my usual Land O Lakes when I saw "Challenge Butter- from Cows NOT TREATED with the Growth Hormone rbST"......- 8/11/2008 2:45:47 PM
CNN Spam- Don't Click on it (salon) From Making LightI got a whole bunch of this crap in my inbox this weekend, knew it had to be a fake because 1. I never signed up for CNN alerts-I think CNN is crap, and 2. I got a TON of it which, ev.....- 8/11/2008 10:31:20 AM
Love This Video-Mashup of Obama Dancing and Singing (salon) From Making LightI got a whole bunch of this crap in my inbox this weekend, knew it had to be a fake because 1. I never signed up for CNN alerts-I think CNN is crap, and 2. I got a TON of it which, ev.....- 8/10/2008 3:05:10 PM
Baa-aaa-aaa! Kiddies! Get Used to Getting Tracked! Start With Your Church (salon) So... what happens when you decide to go to a mega church that is SO LARGE that you must pass through a kiosk to get a badge ... and what about what kind of data collection the church w.....- 8/10/2008 2:13:53 PM
Um. How Did Whole Foods Miss OUt on the June E Coli Meat Recall? (salon) In an ironic story from The Consumerist, Whole Foods Market, whom you would think would be selling HEALTHY FOOD, somehow didn't get the memo about the meat they were selling BEING RECALLED BECAUSE THE.....- 8/10/2008 12:58:37 PM
Movies We Like- *The Punisher* with Thomas Jane (salon) Not counting exactly but I think last night was about the 6th or 7th time I've watched that movie, and I LOVE IT! We watched all the extras on the DVD last night, including the piece about how all the.....- 8/10/2008 12:51:29 PM
Using Shrinky Dinks to Crack Medeco High Security Locks (salon) Heh. I have some shrinky dinks on my fridge, made as refrigerator magnets. Well, how secure are THESE keyed locks when you can use shrinky dink to make a copy?To be more precise, the researchers say t.....- 8/10/2008 12:27:32 PM
Video of Barack Obama Leading the Pledge Of Allegiance in the Senate in 2007 (salon) Heh. I have some shrinky dinks on my fridge, made as refrigerator magnets. Well, how secure are THESE keyed locks when you can use shrinky dink to make a copy?To be more precise, the researchers say t.....- 8/10/2008 12:16:53 PM
On Texas Science Textbooks and the Fake Dinosaur/Human Footprint Fossil of Alvis Delk (salon) that Carl Baugh of the Creation Evidence Museum owns now and has recently done a PR on to the local papers.So, your kid is reading his or her science textbook and comes across a picture of this footpr.....- 8/10/2008 12:04:37 PM
What Do Glen Rose Moonshiners and Alvis Delk's Dinosaur/Human Footprint Have in Common? (salon) You're considering along about now that the ONLY TOPIC WE'VE COVERED LATELY is that dang fossil footprint that Alvis Delk sold to Carl Baugh of the Creation Evidence Museum. Why? Because w.....- 8/10/2008 11:24:51 AM
More On Alvis Delk's Fake Rock He Found in Glen Rose and Sold to Carl Baugh (salon) Wrote about this the other day when I saw what most certainly was a PR fluff piece in the Weatherford paper. . The Stones and Bones blog has some comments about WHY it's a fake and the cat scans at th.....- 8/10/2008 4:30:35 AM
Celebrating Political Women Bloggers- Somervell County Salon on this list (salon) Isaw this list a year or so ago and put Somervell County Salon on. The author of the list at InformedVoters has a list of over 500 female bloggers that blog about politics-naturally the politics are o.....- 8/9/2008 7:46:56 PM
Random Links O Day (salon) found through stumbleuponUnbelieveable pictures- reminds me of this toy I've seen that's a hook that perches off the edge of your finger, with a belt hanging from it.What were they thinking? Weir.....- 8/9/2008 6:23:43 PM
TXI To Shutter 2 of its Nasty Cement Kilns In Midlothian, Texas (salon) The kiln idling may be good news for local air quality since fuel for the four includes hazardous waste. Already, the state permit for the newer dry kiln, which burns coal and natural gas, requires TX.....- 8/9/2008 4:21:35 PM
Twitterers Punk'd By Fake Exxon-Mobil Twit *Janet* (salon) The kiln idling may be good news for local air quality since fuel for the four includes hazardous waste. Already, the state permit for the newer dry kiln, which burns coal and natural gas, requires TX.....- 8/9/2008 12:38:30 PM
I was a little depressed last night after reading about John Edwards screwing around (salon) Not the least reason because he did it while his wife was sick (and still is) with cancer. It's the same reason I have the ulitmate disrespect for people like John McCain, who cheated on his crippled .....- 8/9/2008 12:29:11 PM
Is John McCain a War Criminal? Some of HIs Past Treason (salon) Suppose a guy was embarrassed over the fact that he was a POW while his Dad was in charge of the military in the Pacific during Vietnam. Might that guy, um, overcompensate?  I'm not voting for Mc.....- 8/9/2008 11:40:23 AM
Don't want McCain or Obama? (pstern) Suppose a guy was embarrassed over the fact that he was a POW while his Dad was in charge of the military in the Pacific during Vietnam. Might that guy, um, overcompensate?  I'm not voting for Mc.....- 8/9/2008 10:22:11 AM
The Frugal SCS-Eating More Cheaply (salon) Another downside to the Bush recession is that I now have to pay attention to what I'm buying for groceries/meals. All of the bailouts the government has done for private banks, etc has made ME have t.....- 8/9/2008 10:47:51 AM
Does This Mean McCain Would PUt up 10 Feet Concrete Walls Around Neighborhoods and Create Ghettos? (salon) Is there ANYONE that doesn't know that one main reason the surge/escalation of troops has been said to be *working* is because the military has put up some gigantic concrete walls around Baghdad neigh.....- 8/9/2008 9:37:15 AM
The Frugal SCS- Clothesline Time (salon) I read an article the other day that said that women were concerned about the economy. Well, YEAH. And as if men aren't? Anyway, the electricity bill was through the roof this month and one of the fir.....- 8/9/2008 10:05:48 AM
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