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Pics of Ernie Casbeer (Running for Texas House District 59) From His Campaign (salon) - 8/18/2008 12:17:44 PM
Oops! Lance Armstrong's Little Digs in Austin Use 330,000 Gallons of Water (salon) - 8/18/2008 12:09:37 PM
Only POWs Should be President (salon) - 8/18/2008 12:06:47 PM
Video- Elitists John McCain's TEN Homes (salon) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 8/15/2008 6:54:03 PM
*ALL Your Convention Coverage ARE MINE!* Exxon Mobil sponsors every dang thing (salon) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 8/15/2008 9:32:57 AM
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) - 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) - 8/14/2008 6:53:10 PM
Jackson Browne Sues McCain-Tells Him to Quit Playing *Running on Empty* (salon) - 8/14/2008 6:47:18 PM
Laura the Lump *George Might But I Am Living In Dallas* (salon) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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
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