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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) - 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) - 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) - 8/22/2008 9:46:45 AM
Video-Barack Obama's Ad on McCain's MANY HOUSES (salon) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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
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