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IRONY ALERT- John *Grumps* McCain is a Celebrity Hog (salon) I read the other day that John McCain has been on the Jay Leno show more times than just about anyone else. (I also saw his wrinkly mug in the Wedding Crashers movie). But I've been wondering lately w.....- 8/27/2008 11:23:37 AM
The Inner Recording Geek in Me Loves This Video (salon) I read the other day that John McCain has been on the Jay Leno show more times than just about anyone else. (I also saw his wrinkly mug in the Wedding Crashers movie). But I've been wondering lately w.....- 8/27/2008 10:47:04 AM
Nuclear Plant Engineer at Davis Besse Convicted of Lying to Regulators about Corrision (salon) Previously. and now the jury is in.Jurors in Toledo, Ohio, have convicted a former nuclear plant engineer of misleading regulators about the worst corrosion ever found at a U.S. reactor.  &n.....- 8/27/2008 10:44:37 AM
Judge Bates Sez No More Delay About Harriet Miers Testifying Before Congress (salon) In the past- remember that all of this came about because it was Miers that raised the idea of firing ALL of the US Attorneys.Of course, when Miers gets in there to testfiy, she'll probably just keep .....- 8/27/2008 10:21:19 AM
Kudos to the DNC for the Excellent Streaming Video (salon) As readers know, we recently Ditched Dish for a number of reasons, but we live so far out that we can't get either DFW or Waco stations. I haven't missed the television for any reason, because I do mo.....- 8/27/2008 9:31:29 AM
Texas Teachers-You Want Your Pension Funds To Go for Rick Perry's Toll Roads? (salon) The Three Thieves, Rick Perry, Lt Gov David Dewhurst, and Tom Craddick, are at it again. One prong of the plan would create a Transportation Finance Corporation to allow state investment funds —.....- 8/27/2008 9:16:15 AM
Would You Care if the Person Burglarizing Your Home was a POW? (salon) McCain's bringing up how he's qualified to be president because he was a POW is quite a joke. NOT that it's a joke to have BEEN a POW, but that he seems to think that is the All-Emcompassing-Answer to.....- 8/27/2008 9:09:23 AM
Audio- Somervell County Commissioner's Court Special Meeting July 2008 on the Budget (salon) McCain's bringing up how he's qualified to be president because he was a POW is quite a joke. NOT that it's a joke to have BEEN a POW, but that he seems to think that is the All-Emcompassing-Answer to.....- 8/26/2008 4:47:35 PM
Al-Malaki of Iraq Wants All Foreign Troops OUT by 2011 (salon) via Informed CommentPrime Minister Nuri al-Maliki of Iraq insisted again Monday that all foreign troops must be out of Iraq by 2011 and that US troops in Iraq must come under the authority of Iraqi co.....- 8/26/2008 2:50:13 PM
More on *Sexy Jules*- Yup, Mom Was Having Sex With Her Daughter's Boyfriend -Cleburne, Texas (salon) About that 43 year old mom, Julie von Tungeln arrested for having sex with a 16 year old boy... and possibly more. Cleburne paper has more details today.In his arrest warrant affidavit, Sean.....- 8/26/2008 2:00:06 PM
What the Engineers on a Train See-Or Idiots on the Track (salon) About that 43 year old mom, Julie von Tungeln arrested for having sex with a 16 year old boy... and possibly more. Cleburne paper has more details today.In his arrest warrant affidavit, Sean.....- 8/26/2008 1:45:11 PM
Noticed this sign at CR 2008 at Hwy 67 in Glen Rose- Prairies and Migration Wildlife Trail West (salon) Not sure when it went up but it can't have been too long ago. Looked up what it is.It's from Texas Parks and Wildlife, and is a sign on a driving route! Once you select a loop, information about each .....- 8/26/2008 1:27:21 PM
Few Photos from the Newly Remodeled County Clerk's Office in Somervell County (salon) I've been down to the county courthouse a few times recently over the past month and have been thrilled to see how nice the remodeling looks!  I like the new counter, which looks so professional,.....- 8/26/2008 1:18:50 PM
I LOVE Michelle Obama-Loved watching her speech last night (salon) I can really relate to her. She truly, I think, epitomizes the American dream-someone who came from a humble background that studied hard and got to college and then got a good job. What you always wa.....- 8/26/2008 10:41:48 AM
Video from Texas 2-Wheelin of Glen Rose, Texas (salon) I can really relate to her. She truly, I think, epitomizes the American dream-someone who came from a humble background that studied hard and got to college and then got a good job. What you always wa.....- 8/26/2008 10:34:35 AM
Audio- City of Glen Rose (Texas) Town Council Meeting of August 2008 (salon) MP3-best to rightclick and download to your computer to listen to it.  (Note that parts of the original tape had moments of silence-I noted when that occurred) .Replat from James Burkhart. Approv.....- 8/25/2008 7:31:21 PM
Contrasting Ugly Republican Party of Texas Trash Ad Versus Cindy McCain's Half Sister (salon) Saw this ad via Andrew Sullivan and Texas Politics.and am reminded immediately that Cindy McCain, cheating heiress who has her own daddy-mobster ties, has a half-sister who was stiffed out of money by.....- 8/25/2008 2:42:57 PM
Bwahahah-Video from Obama on John McCain's Wonderful World (salon) Saw this ad via Andrew Sullivan and Texas Politics.and am reminded immediately that Cindy McCain, cheating heiress who has her own daddy-mobster ties, has a half-sister who was stiffed out of money by.....- 8/25/2008 2:22:16 PM
Video Chet Edwards (US House District 17) Talks about Joe Biden Choice (salon) Saw this ad via Andrew Sullivan and Texas Politics.and am reminded immediately that Cindy McCain, cheating heiress who has her own daddy-mobster ties, has a half-sister who was stiffed out of money by.....- 8/25/2008 2:20:28 PM
Military-Meeting Recruiting Goals by *Taking What They Can Get* (salon) also known, euphemistically, as *flex standards*.As the article points out, how is the army boosting numbers? By taking more people without even high school diplomas, by getting more older people (max.....- 8/25/2008 2:07:07 PM
Iraqi Boy Held by Marines in Anbar Province (salon) also known, euphemistically, as *flex standards*.As the article points out, how is the army boosting numbers? By taking more people without even high school diplomas, by getting more older people (max.....- 8/25/2008 2:02:03 PM
Heh! Satire on how many sisters Cindy McCain actually has (salon) via Pdiddie. This made me laugh (because we know that Cindy McCain misrepresented that her criminal father had another kiddo.)Mrs. McCain's uncertainty about the precise tally of her siblings, co.....- 8/25/2008 1:46:15 PM
Couple of Restaurants in Glen Rose I Just Tried that are GOOD! Juliany's and Taylor's Turn and Burn (salon) After we got back from canoeing yesterday, we went home, cleaned up, and went out to eat. I was a surprised that on a Sunday, Juliany's  Italian Restaurant was open till 9, but that was sure good.....- 8/25/2008 12:34:13 PM
Heh! Love the Title of this one- *Harrold School Opens Under Watchful Eyes* (salon) Yeah. I'll bet. The 110-student district lies 150 miles northwest of Fort Worth on the eastern end of Wilbarger County, near the Oklahoma border. It has become an international media subject after the.....- 8/25/2008 12:09:17 PM
Went Canoeing This Weekend in the Brazos River at Glen Rose (salon) What an enjoyable experience. We rented a canoe from Rhodes Canoe Rentals, he drove us (and the canoe) down to an entry point on the river and off we went. We did take some sunscreen, me a portable mi.....- 8/25/2008 11:57:00 AM
Watch Your Teenage Girls Around Marine Recruiters! Accused of Having Sex with Minor (salon) A Marine Corps recruiter is facing charges of unlawful sex with a minor and unlawful communication with a minor for allegedly having sex with a 17-year-old girl he met at a high school job fair.Lincol.....- 8/25/2008 11:49:25 AM
In Texas Panhandle, Improper Helium Pipeline Deals with BLM -Cost to Taxpayer More than 100 Million Bucks (salon) Private refiners aiming to extract helium from a pipeline got improper deals with the Bureau of Land Management office in the Texas Panhandle that could cost U.S. taxpayers more than $100 million, a D.....- 8/25/2008 11:44:31 AM
Nuclear Power Plant and Related News O Day - August 25 2008 (salon) Fire at Spain's Nuclear Power plant.. plant halted. A fire at a nuclear power station in north-eastern Spain has forced authorities to close down the unit. Firefighters extinguished the flames after t.....- 8/25/2008 11:25:18 AM
More Alvis Delk Hooterama-James Bishop a Murderer and Delk Accused of Making Fake Arrowheads (salon) Heh. About that human footprint/dino footprint that Delk sold to Carl Baugh when Delk needed some money. Saw another article in the Mineral Wells Index that brings this while story into ludicrous terr.....- 8/24/2008 11:46:36 PM
Kal Penn of *Harold and Kumar* Endorses Obama (salon) Kal Penn, known for his role as Kumar in "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle," will be at UF on Saturday to discuss the upcoming presidential election as part of his college tour endorsing .....- 8/24/2008 7:47:23 PM
Ramming Toll Roads 'Down Our Throats' (pstern) Texas and Other States on the Road for Tolls  For 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 .....- 8/24/2008 5:31:09 PM
Dr Evan Blumer, Who Did A Rhino Stint at Fossil Rim, Now Director of The Wilds In Cumberland, OH (salon) After graduating from Peabody High School in 1976, Dr. Blumer studied animal behavior at Bucknell University, did graduate work at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and eventually obtain.....- 8/24/2008 1:46:37 AM
Smackdown to Tom Delay's Pals- TRMPAC Money-Laundering Indictments Upheld! (salon) An appeals court has upheld money-laundering indictments against two of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's political associates, finding that the Texas law is not unconstitutionally vague o.....- 8/23/2008 9:35:48 PM
Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) Says Maybe it was the name EDWARDS that got him passed over (salon) in that people who are too clueless to know the difference couldn't figure it wasn't John "Cheater" Edwards on the ticket.More from the DMN“I would have to think that a bumper sticker .....- 8/23/2008 9:25:57 PM
Harold *Radioactive Waste* Simmons Is the One that SOLELY Funded the Obama-Ayers Attack Ad (salon) Yarg! Who's Harold Simmons? Well, readers here know that he's the one that wants to dump radioactive waste in Andrews County, Texas via his company Waste Control Specialists. How nice that corporation.....- 8/23/2008 5:33:55 PM
Sen. Biden's Votes Against His Own Party (pstern) Just an FYI, here are some of Biden's votes that sided with the GOP and against his own party.*An interesting note:In the current Congressional session Sen. Biden has missed [absent from voting] appro.....- 8/23/2008 5:12:32 PM
Hmmm! McCain's Lavish Residence Remodel THAT HE TRIED TO HIDE WITH A FAKE NAME (salon) You know. It takes some nerve to gripe about other people's real estate transactions when you have a Big Ole Ugly staring you back in your own face. McCain was young enough in the following story NOT .....- 8/23/2008 2:56:09 PM
Video Cartoon on the NSA's Spying Room 641A-Stop Action Video (salon) You know. It takes some nerve to gripe about other people's real estate transactions when you have a Big Ole Ugly staring you back in your own face. McCain was young enough in the following story NOT .....- 8/23/2008 2:45:44 PM
You? Me? Go to Starbucks for a Coffee in ONE Car.. McCain? NINE! (salon) saw this via Dungeon Diary - Pretty hilarious!  From the LA TimesBy midafternoon, both campaigns were in full battle cry and sought to portray the other candidate as living an ostentatious l.....- 8/23/2008 2:10:17 PM
More Phony War Hero Scams- Texas and the Bogus License Plates (salon) Wrote the other day how there are people who don't actually qualify for disabled veteran benefits or medals of honor. Now here's more phoney-baloney people who want to pretend they were in the war at .....- 8/23/2008 1:32:20 PM
Grand Canyon Grammar Police Idiots (salon) I was just out this summer at the Grand Canyon and walked up through the Watchtower, one of Mary Colter's many wonderful architectural designs. It's astounding that a couple of morons would take it up.....- 8/23/2008 9:52:10 AM
Reporters Can Be Bought Off with Food and a Tire Swing (salon) Apparently when reporters decided that they would go do the sycophant thing at McCain's house where he cooked them food, McCain's daughter recorded it.You notice that Cindy "I'm a Homewrecker&quo.....- 8/23/2008 1:25:34 AM
What the Fool! Texas High School Truants to Wear GPS Ankle Bracelets (salon) First I read about a week or so ago about some school distrcit (I also think it was around San Antonio) that wanted to dress up kids who failed to meet the dress code in PRISON JUMPSUITS. MADE BY REAL.....- 8/23/2008 1:05:20 AM
Call Me Underwhelmed-Obama Picks *Gasbag* Biden (salon) Whatever. I'm still voting for Obama anyway but his pick didn't sway my vote. Anybody remember him telling Gonzo "You're the Real Deal" before he voted for that mediocre lawbreaker?Um, .....- 8/23/2008 12:54:41 AM
EFF Going to Sue the Government for Over Bush's Spy ON Americans Programs (salon) I like this!  Here's some  key grafsThe EFF will rely on the same evidence its civil suit does -- wiring documents and a signed declaration from former AT&T engineer Mark Klein. Kle.....- 8/23/2008 12:45:16 AM
That Fake BigFoot? Filled with Possum RoadKill! (salon) Sheesh. As the Waco Trib says "I hope your breakfast is staying down as you read that."Now to CNNAt a news conference in California last week, the two men had stood by their claims that they.....- 8/23/2008 12:29:48 AM
Ellisville (MS) Man Beats Pastor With an Air Hose.. For Texting His Wife (salon) Michael Clark admits to assaulting pastor Steve Nixon of Calvary Baptist Church. Clark accused the preacher of text messaging Clark's wife. Clark said Nixon has sent what he called "inapprop.....- 8/23/2008 12:18:59 AM
43 Year Old Cleburne (Texas) Woman Charged with Sexual Assault with 16 Year Old Boy (salon) From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Julie von Tungeln surrendered on a warrant for sexual assault at the Johnson County Jail. Bail was set at $10,000. Sgt. Amy Knoll said Cleburne police began .....- 8/22/2008 3:44:47 PM
Video-American Prayer (for Obama with multiple singers) (salon) From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Julie von Tungeln surrendered on a warrant for sexual assault at the Johnson County Jail. Bail was set at $10,000. Sgt. Amy Knoll said Cleburne police began .....- 8/22/2008 3:02:24 PM
Time To Seriously Put in My Winter Garden-FDA Allows Irradiated Spinach and Lettuce (salon) Let's just say that you buy spinach or iceberg lettuce because you not only like the taste, but because you HOPE IT WOULD BE NUTRITIOUS. EVEN A LITTLE. The FDA doesn't care, because it wants you to fo.....- 8/22/2008 11:43:39 AM
Bwahahah-McCain's Campaign Pulls Out the POW Card to Deflect from his MANY POSH HOMES (salon) You know how it is when you have know somebody that keeps bringing up something they did years ago, like "I was the Quarterback at the Winning High School Game"-like Al Bundy.  And.....- 8/22/2008 11:36:04 AM
Oops! Is the Bush Administration Cutting and Running Since They Have a Timetable to Leave Iraq? (salon) The hypocrisy stinks to high heaven. Old Man McCain, or as McBlogger calls him, McThusaleh (heh) has been whining about Obama saying that he would have a timeline for leaving as *surrendering*. Well, .....- 8/22/2008 10:55:28 AM
You Wanna Keep Your Kid in Private School? Don't Ask for Taxpayer Funded School Vouchers! (salon) Read an article in the Houston Chronicie about families that are not only cutting back on other things in their budgets so that their children can attend private schools, but, gasp, they are having to.....- 8/22/2008 10:48:29 AM
Judge says you can sue UMG for trying to get your fair use clip pulled from YouTube (pharper) When a copyright holder believes that a person uploading a file to a public site has infringed his rights, he must take into consideration whether that upload followed US law's definition of "fai.....- 8/22/2008 9:59:54 AM
What Our Fossil Rock Was- From Paleontologist Pamela at U Texas (salon) Pamela wrote back about this.Your Glen Rose limestone slabs show evidence of the activities of organisms, but not the footprints of a dinosaur. The grooved and pocketed appearance of the limestone is .....- 8/22/2008 10:20:10 AM
Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) Reportedly Still on Obama's Short list for VP (salon) Pamela wrote back about this.Your Glen Rose limestone slabs show evidence of the activities of organisms, but not the footprints of a dinosaur. The grooved and pocketed appearance of the limestone is .....- 8/22/2008 9:46:45 AM
Video-Barack Obama's Ad on McCain's MANY HOUSES (salon) Pamela wrote back about this.Your Glen Rose limestone slabs show evidence of the activities of organisms, but not the footprints of a dinosaur. The grooved and pocketed appearance of the limestone is .....- 8/21/2008 8:42:08 PM
First Time in 12 Years-Majority of Americans Want Churches to KEEP OUT Of Politics (salon) Pew poll. The rise in Americans’ desire to separate religion and politics — from 44 percent in 2004 to 52 percent today — appears due to a surprising increase in conservative distast.....- 8/21/2008 6:35:14 PM
Do YOU Think Birth Control Equals Abortion? Then You and the Bush Administration Are Buds (salon) The Bush administration, which has never let being outside of the law stop them from breaking it daily or trying to put in laws that are completely outside the scope of personal freedom, is at it agai.....- 8/21/2008 6:16:33 PM
Bob Perry Crying in His Beer- Sunset Commission Recs That TRCC Be Abolished (salon) Course just because the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission recommended that the Texas Residential Construction Commission be abolished doesn't mean it will happen. After all, there's a lot more money Bo.....- 8/21/2008 6:01:43 PM
Barnard's Mill Art Museum History-Barnard's Mill Originally in Johnson County (salon) Article from the Cleburne Times-Review about Barnard's Mill in Glen Rose, Texas. I knew that Somervell County had come from Hood, but I didn't realize Hood sprang from Johnson back in 1866.Charle.....- 8/21/2008 4:56:13 PM
Which Foreign Country Will Buy Up the American Newspapers on the Auction Block? (salon) Like .. the Waco Tribune or the Austin-American Statesman. Interesting discussion about who owns what, and how your local paper may actually be owned by a corporation in another country.  In fact.....- 8/21/2008 3:14:17 PM
We Hear..... about the Natural Gas in Somervell County (salon) Have heard from several people that the O&G companies are packing up and heading to Pennsylvania, letting the leases expire with people here in the county. I guess PA is more lucrative. It's inter.....- 8/21/2008 3:03:32 PM
Gov Perry Okay With Having Guns in Schools... But is it Legal? (salon) from Jobsanger who writes an excellent post about why it's not only a question of whether it's legal to allow teachers and others to be packing heat, but whether there ought to be a peace officer stan.....- 8/21/2008 1:41:04 PM
Got a Call Back from the Paleontologist at UTexas (salon) and I sent her the pictures to look at.   I told her that I thought it was a really interesting fossil rock and wondered if it could be a dinosaur footprint or just an interesting rock. She'.....- 8/21/2008 1:34:25 PM
Cut the Pretense! We Really WERE Applying a Religious Test with the God-Off Rick Warren PR Event (salon) From the Florida Herald-Tribune-VERY WELL SAIDAt the risk of heresy, let it be said that setting up the two presidential candidates for religious interrogation by an evangelical minister -- no matter .....- 8/21/2008 12:57:33 PM
Religious News and Notes on the Distaff Side -August 21, 2008 (salon) Mabank First Baptist Church Youth Pastor, Joshua Neal Ponder has been arrested for sexually assaulting a minor; not a girl. He was youth minister at a baptist church in Palestine before that. Austraii.....- 8/21/2008 12:43:22 PM
Sour Gas Protesters at Payne Springs (Texas) City Hall (salon) Mabank First Baptist Church Youth Pastor, Joshua Neal Ponder has been arrested for sexually assaulting a minor; not a girl. He was youth minister at a baptist church in Palestine before that. Austraii.....- 8/21/2008 11:11:22 AM
Lt Gov David Dewhurst- Unethical AND Secretive (salon) Pffftt! Dewhurst thinks he can flout Texas Ethics Commission Rules and not say what his assets are. In fact, he deliberately decided NOT to do a blind trust. But don't YOU worry about the fact that he.....- 8/21/2008 11:09:12 AM
McCain's Foreign Policy is Bush's Foreign Policy... Only Not as Smart (salon) from Patrick Barkman's editorial at the Cleburne paperJust why is “national security” seen as a winning issue for John McCain? Oh, sure, it’s the only issue where McCain currently an.....- 8/21/2008 9:18:23 AM
Almost a Radioactive Disaster for Ohio- Davis-Besse CoverUp Trial-NRC Spokesman Testifies (salon) Do you think that the NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) is always putting safety first over deals with the owners? Then read about the court case against Andrew Siemazsko, the FirstEnergy engineer w.....- 8/21/2008 8:00:42 AM
Doddering Old McCain-So Rich He Doesn't 'Zactly Know How Many Houses He Has (salon) Boy, this is the height of elitism when you have to tell a reporter, when asked how many homes you have, that you'll have your staff *get back to him".Course, as the article points out, his beer .....- 8/21/2008 7:12:20 AM
Court Smacks Down Bush -Rule Barring More Air Pollution Monitoring is ILLEGAL (salon) Yeah, despite the fact that Bush has zero concern for the environment and has tried to gut protective laws for it every which way he can, the US Court of Appeals ruled AGAINST him 2-1. What's sickenin.....- 8/20/2008 8:22:42 PM
Video Ad- John McCain and Ralph Reed and Abramoff-Obama Bodyslams (salon) Yeah, despite the fact that Bush has zero concern for the environment and has tried to gut protective laws for it every which way he can, the US Court of Appeals ruled AGAINST him 2-1. What's sickenin.....- 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
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