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John Edwards Admits He had an Affair with Rielle Hunter-While His Wife Had Cancer (salon) Yuk. The National Enquirer, currently on the stands, is correct, that he was banging a videographer. Edwards is careful to say that his wife's cancer was in remission right then AS IF THAT MAKES IT OK.....- 8/8/2008 2:47:00 PM
One More NUclear Power Note to add to the one I posted earlier-on Uranium (salon) According to Juan Cole, the US imports 83 percent of the uranium it uses. IF you are wanting to be energy independent, having to get uranium from other countries sort of defeats that, yes? Cole also s.....- 8/8/2008 2:15:15 PM
FasTrak's RFID System in California COMPLETELY INSECURE (salon) How insecure? According to research published at Hackaday.com, there's no security at all in the devices. With little difficulty, anyone with RFID experience could "wander through a parking lot w.....- 8/8/2008 11:43:56 AM
Nuclear Power Plant News O Day (salon) Watt's Bar and Brown's Ferry Nuclear Power Plants Taken Off line- Watts Bar had a weld leak in the main steam line.Uranium spill at Japan fuel plant. -company manufactures uranium pellets.A small amou.....- 8/8/2008 11:36:10 AM
Denton County Rail Authority to Build Rail That Runs Along I-35 From Denton To Dallas (salon) From The Colony paperDART is already working on its green-line, which runs from downtown Dallas to Carrollton. DCTA is working to build the companion line from Carrollton to downtown Denton. At a cost.....- 8/8/2008 11:05:51 AM
When Texas Groundwater Districts Colllide with Municipal Water Authorities (salon) Saw an article this morning on a hearing that was held in Amarillo on Tuesday  by the Texas Senate Committee on Natural Resources. Kip Averitt (Senate District 22) chairs it. It's inter.....- 8/8/2008 10:27:23 AM
More From Ernie Casbeer Re: Article in the Stephenville Paper on Debates (salon) I put up the link on this last night.  Go look at the article again. Basically, despite Sid Miller saying that he HAS had a couple of debates with Casbeer, Casbeer disputes this. Here's a letter .....- 8/8/2008 10:19:09 AM
Under Bush Khristian GOP Idiocy : Number Of Uneducated U.S. Children Increases (pstern)     Is anyone willingly to initiate the long-needed changes to our public education system, which includes providing adequate financing, correcting mismanagement, financial misappr.....- 8/8/2008 7:49:29 AM
Heh! Laxative Tantrums - *You're a Bad Mommy* (salon)     Is anyone willingly to initiate the long-needed changes to our public education system, which includes providing adequate financing, correcting mismanagement, financial misappr.....- 8/7/2008 11:23:25 PM
Ernie Casbeer Issues Debate Challenge to Sid Miller (Tx House District 59) (salon) From the Stephenville paperCasbeer said he wants to address issues such as public education, public health, utility reform, tax policies and other issues.My opponent should not be afraid to put his id.....- 8/7/2008 11:14:16 PM
Few Notes from the Glen Rose Reporter Newspaper from August 7, 2008 (salon) (In fact, I need to renew my subscription! ) Looks like the new reporter, Whitnesy White-Ashley (love those hyphenated names)  for the paper is really on the ball. The link to their website is at.....- 8/7/2008 1:22:50 PM
Sigh. No Free Speech For the National Democratic Convention-Unless You're Behind a Fence (salon) because, you know, there's no such thing as being able to REALLY voice your opinion where, uh, people can HEAR AND SEE YOU.Wrote about this the other day and yesterday the judge in the case rendered h.....- 8/7/2008 11:10:38 AM
Yes. I have the Dreaded Obama Fatigue... Grumps McCain Fatigue, too (salon) Oh, yeah, I"m going to vote for Obama. Even though I knew originally I didn't agree with him on issues such as increasing the military. And even though I completely lost interest in him after he .....- 8/7/2008 10:50:17 AM
Interesting Links O Day from StumbleUpon (salon) I find myself a little addicted to Stumbleupon. I have old favorite sites that I visit regularly, but, truth to tell, I've been avoiding some of the *groupthink* sites for a long time. So it's refresh.....- 8/7/2008 10:39:42 AM
High Property Taxes: short-term fix is easy (pstern) Legislators Must Act Soon!It should be obvious by now that we need to eliminate or at the least aggressively reduce property taxes as they are.However, I am against the property tax petition .....- 8/6/2008 4:22:34 PM
Straw Donors for McCain OR What Happens If His Top Fundraiser Is Scamming? (salon) From the WaPostIbrahim Marabeh, who is listed in public records as a Rite Aid manager, at first denied that he wrote any political checks. He then said he was asked by "a local person. But I woul.....- 8/6/2008 3:16:26 PM
Video-Baghdad 5 Years On-What about the Children? Lost Generation (salon) From the WaPostIbrahim Marabeh, who is listed in public records as a Rite Aid manager, at first denied that he wrote any political checks. He then said he was asked by "a local person. But I woul.....- 8/6/2008 3:11:16 PM
Video-Baghdad 5 Years On- Killing Fields and Makeshift Graves (salon) From the WaPostIbrahim Marabeh, who is listed in public records as a Rite Aid manager, at first denied that he wrote any political checks. He then said he was asked by "a local person. But I woul.....- 8/6/2008 3:06:20 PM
Video-Baghdad Is Now a City of Walls With Ghetto-ized Neighborhoods (salon) From the WaPostIbrahim Marabeh, who is listed in public records as a Rite Aid manager, at first denied that he wrote any political checks. He then said he was asked by "a local person. But I woul.....- 8/6/2008 3:01:04 PM
So... Twenty-Six Cheerleaders Walked into an Elevator (salon) From the WaPostIbrahim Marabeh, who is listed in public records as a Rite Aid manager, at first denied that he wrote any political checks. He then said he was asked by "a local person. But I woul.....- 8/6/2008 2:42:55 PM
Made Me Laugh-the 111 Year Old Reptile (salon) From the WaPostIbrahim Marabeh, who is listed in public records as a Rite Aid manager, at first denied that he wrote any political checks. He then said he was asked by "a local person. But I woul.....- 8/6/2008 1:19:48 PM
Video-Rube Goldberg Device (salon) From the WaPostIbrahim Marabeh, who is listed in public records as a Rite Aid manager, at first denied that he wrote any political checks. He then said he was asked by "a local person. But I woul.....- 8/6/2008 1:09:28 PM
Religious News and Notes-On the Distaff Side (salon) Lawsuit against Joel Osteen's wife (Houston) by a Continental Airlines attendant to go before a jurySharon Brown alleges in a civil lawsuit that Victoria Osteen, co-pastor of Houston's popular Lakewoo.....- 8/6/2008 12:38:15 PM
I Continue to see articles touting Chet Edwards (US House District 17) for VP (salon) I'm beginning to wonder if this is Republican wishful thinking, so that our district, which you know includes, um, Bush's CRAWFORD house, might get a chance to get the Democrat out and a Republican in.....- 8/6/2008 12:13:39 PM
In *The God Delusion* Richard Dawkins Mentioned a Prayer Experiment (salon) .. with the question of whether praying for (or over) people is scientifically efficacious. You can read the full details of the double blind experiment in the book or from this scientific website. Fr.....- 8/6/2008 12:05:15 PM
What'd We Catch in the Trap TODAY? Another Possum (salon) Last night I went out, after dark, to close up all the birds in their house and found a possum out strolling around the area where I put out scratch and chicken pellets. He walked off into the area be.....- 8/6/2008 10:53:48 AM
Cutting Electricity Costs-I Didn't Know that the Price SPIKED (salon) We, like probably everybody else in the DFW area, have been looking to see how we can cut costs-it's been so hot this summer so far and we got a whopper bill. On the one hand, knew that there are ways.....- 8/6/2008 10:42:11 AM
Wait'll the Two Blacks Voting for McCain Hear This.... (salon) Oh, you mean there might be more than 2?Black state reporter booted from McCain campaign rally.Stephen Price, a reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat, was among four Florida capital press corps report.....- 8/5/2008 5:15:08 PM
Heh. Video-McCain Offers Up His Wife Cindy In Topless Contest to be Miss Buffalo Chip (salon) Oh, you mean there might be more than 2?Black state reporter booted from McCain campaign rally.Stephen Price, a reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat, was among four Florida capital press corps report.....- 8/5/2008 4:57:06 PM
Bwahahahah-Video-The Real McCain (salon) Oh, you mean there might be more than 2?Black state reporter booted from McCain campaign rally.Stephen Price, a reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat, was among four Florida capital press corps report.....- 8/5/2008 4:50:01 PM
The Legislative Conundrum (pstern) "What in blazes" you may ask "is the matter with our legislators?"  After writing commentaries, blogs and letters for the past 10 years on urgent issues nationally and st.....- 8/5/2008 4:20:03 PM
Photos of Suicide Bomb Attack in Anbar Province in June 2008 (salon) Warning -very graphic images at this link.From PR Watch-the military apparently has banned Zoriah Miller, who took the photos above, from working in Marine-Corps controlled areas. So, on the one hand .....- 8/5/2008 3:32:57 PM
Fair Use-10 Second Clip of Uri Geller Bending a Spoon (salon) Warning -very graphic images at this link.From PR Watch-the military apparently has banned Zoriah Miller, who took the photos above, from working in Marine-Corps controlled areas. So, on the one hand .....- 8/5/2008 3:23:33 PM
So... Did John Edwards Have an Affair That Led to a Baby? (salon) I read about this a while back but didn't pay too much attention (I've heard the same thing about one of our more relevant poltiicans). But even though I READ about it, I never saw anything about it o.....- 8/5/2008 3:19:22 PM
Texas High School Students To Be Dressed Like Convicts If They Don't Buckle Down to Dress Code (salon) This is really too much. Gonzales High School wants to dress kids in orange jumpsuits (ACTUALLY MADE BY TEXAS INMATES)  if they won't adhere to the dress code. Course some kids are going to do th.....- 8/5/2008 2:59:33 PM
*Virtual Army Experience* Another PR Way to Get Recruits (salon) This is really too much. Gonzales High School wants to dress kids in orange jumpsuits (ACTUALLY MADE BY TEXAS INMATES)  if they won't adhere to the dress code. Course some kids are going to do th.....- 8/5/2008 2:53:59 PM
Pay for Play-One in Five Companies Have Bought Advertising in Exchange for News Story (salon) From PRWatchWhat this eseentially means is that when you see an item on the *news*, you can't know whether it is a legitimate news item or you're watching yet another commercial WITHOUT KNOWING IT.&qu.....- 8/5/2008 2:41:48 PM
Heh- Farmer Sends Message to Newbie Neighbors with Car Fence (salon) I love this. A farmer has erected a backyard fence made of three old cars sticking up in the air to send a message to new neighbors that he can do whatever he wants on his property."This is just .....- 8/5/2008 1:16:57 PM
I Heard Last Night that Dish Is Losing Subscribers (salon) As readers here know, we're dumping *Clutter Media* around here lately. Part of the reason is to cut expenses and live a more frugal life; the other is that, because we're examining at a close level h.....- 8/5/2008 12:49:44 PM
Toll plans continue to put special interests over public good (pstern) The only good toll road is no toll road at all.But don't take my word for it... just ask people in New York, New Jersey and California.If there's an ounce of dignity and integrity and the need to.....- 8/5/2008 6:48:30 AM
Where is the Legislative 'Cavalry' when we need them? (pstern) Texans need property tax relief --- NOW!Naturally, the best way to do so is to revamp and/or eliminate the current Property Tax & Appraisal System; however, that is NOT the most expedien.....- 8/4/2008 5:19:48 PM
Free Speech *Zones* Are Back... for the National Democratic Party Convention (salon) I remember that the powers-that-be at the Democratic Convention in 2004 wanted to be sure that nothing spoiled the particular PR event they intended to have. Nobody could attend bringing their own sig.....- 8/4/2008 2:30:31 PM
Is this a viable option to our energy crisis? (pstern) I'm not saying "yes" or "no" to this, merely that it's an interesting read:http://nextbigfuture.com/2008/06/arata-cold-fusion-follow-up-analysis.htmlAs with most options and opinio.....- 8/3/2008 2:07:49 PM
Sid Miller (Tx House Dist 59) Says Texans Can Look Forward to More Toll Roads (salon) From his town hall meeting in Copperas Cove.Answering a question about the Trans-Texas Corridor, Miller explained that the Texas Department of Transportation put the entire highway system out for bid......- 8/3/2008 10:43:03 AM
Democratic Leadership Adjourns Congress (pstern) Just one question: How can the majority Democratic leadership justify adjourning Congress at a time when millions of Americans are being annihilated by sky-high gasoline costs WITHOUT F.....- 8/2/2008 6:19:34 PM
Children still low on Texas list of priorities (pstern) If Texas children were important to elected officials, they would have arrived at a rational and swift resolution to financing public education and improving learning outcomes. There wo.....- 8/2/2008 5:33:02 PM
Somervell County Salon getting 10 times More Traffic Than Last Year This Time (salon) Somervell County Salon is a blog, mostly political but also including local items such as commissioner\'s court audio or video records, city council ditto, sheriff\'s logs, etc and other items.....- 8/2/2008 4:20:26 PM
Next Up-Wind Farms That Can SPY ON YOU!!! (salon) Critical Solutions Inc. (Other OTC:CSLI.PK - News), the designer of renewable energy tower systems, announces that the Company has received a purchase order and deposit to design an alternative energy.....- 8/1/2008 2:55:07 PM
Funny Snark about the McCain Ad Equating Obama with Hilton and Spears (salon) Made me laugh. From The Superficial.Many are calling the John McCain ad a new low, and I agree. There's such a thing as mudslinging, Senator McCain, but equating your opponent with Britney Spears and .....- 8/1/2008 2:35:18 PM
WARNING-REALLY GrUESOME STORY (salon) Was listening to BBC World News last night and heard about this story about riding a bus in Canada. The details of this have stuck with me, because it's pretty awful... and makes you want to know who .....- 8/1/2008 2:18:03 PM
Odd. Why is Diane Delisi (TX Dist 55) Resigning her Texas House Rep Seat? (salon) Call me a cynic, but I have yet to see ANY politician abruptly resign without there being some smarmy, illegal, unethical or lucrative reason behind it.After 18 years in office, District 55 state Rep......- 8/1/2008 2:10:16 PM
America Was Not Founded as a Judeo-Christian Nation-Another Reason NOT to Vote for McCain (salon) I was reading an account of a John McCain town hall meeting in Racine, WI in which, among other things, John McCain said that America was founded as a Judeo-Christian nation. Not the first time he's s.....- 8/1/2008 2:01:35 PM
Don't You Think the US Is Embarrassed Over Gary McKinnon and THAT's Why they are going after him? (salon) I was listening to BBC World News last night and heard the story about Gary McKinnon, who hacked into the Pentagon databases SHORTLY AFTER 9/11.McKinnon, an unemployed computer systems administrator f.....- 8/1/2008 1:05:53 PM
One More Thing about T Boone Pickens and his company Clean Energy Fuels Corp (salon) Already said yesterday that Pickens energy proposal is not because the man is patriotic but he sure does like to appeal to our country's patriotic and nationalistic senses in commercial... but because.....- 8/1/2008 12:30:04 PM
You Live on A Private Road-Your Property Is Marked Private-But Google Sneers At You (salon) Google is being sued by a family that lives on a private road because their house showed up on Street View.  Google is trying to argue, in response, tnat NOBODY SHOULD EXPECT PRIVACY anymore in t.....- 8/1/2008 11:55:38 AM
Ve Vill Take Your LapTop For As Long as Ve Want- Department of Homeland Security (salon) Can I just say again how creepy the Homeland name is? Sounds like Nazis. But I digress. From the WaPost.Federal agents may take a traveler's laptop or other electronic device to an off-site locat.....- 8/1/2008 10:12:23 AM
A Few Pictures from Ernie Casbeer's (Running for Tx House District 59) Campaign (salon) Goldwaithe Goat Cookoff- VIDEODublin Chamber of Commerce Mixer and Hico Old Settlers DayHere's his schedule for August2nd - HAMILTON (morning/afternoon):   Hamilton Band BBQ,  11:0.....- 8/1/2008 8:58:34 AM
On Education-Here's a Good Reason NOT to Vote for Gramps McCain (salon) He's for charter schools and vouchers. 1 p.m. -- One woman asked a question about his support of Christian schools.“I support all choices, whether they are faith based,” McCain said. &ldqu.....- 7/31/2008 6:40:33 PM
Arrgggh. When my computer crashed, my email was hosed (salon) and I thought it was fixed. It wasn't. I just fixed it for the salon email and got FIVE HUNDRED MESSAGES. If you have sent me anything critical in the last month since my computer died, be patient whi.....- 7/31/2008 5:29:18 PM
Boy Scout Rick Perry Fundraising TWO YEARS EARLY-Think He's Sweatin a Mite? (salon) Heh. Pretty funny issue-by Perry fundraising NOW he's taking money away from GOP candidates who are running for election in the fall. Seems that KBH has a lot of moolah in the bank that Perry, at this.....- 7/31/2008 4:56:08 PM
Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) Smacks Bush Administration Over Veteran's Bill (salon) because Bush only pays lip service to veterans. Bush threatening to veto OTHER bills unless the spending is cut out of THIS bill-guess Bush doesn't want to DIRECTLY look like an ass.“In my 18 ye.....- 7/31/2008 3:28:53 PM
US Drought Monitor Includes Glen Rose, Cleburne, Stephenville, and Granbury under SEVERE Drought Conditions (salon) because Bush only pays lip service to veterans. Bush threatening to veto OTHER bills unless the spending is cut out of THIS bill-guess Bush doesn't want to DIRECTLY look like an ass.“In my 18 ye.....- 7/31/2008 2:15:21 PM
Toll Road Follies in Texas-Why Having a Camera Get your License Plate is Bogus (salon) One wonders if this stuff is going on IN ORDER TO force people to get the toll tags! HURST — More North Texans are coming forward with complaints that a collection agency hired by the Texas Depa.....- 7/31/2008 2:09:32 PM
Kinda Humorous for Gramps McCain to Feature White Bimbos in his ad when he's married to one (salon) I saw the ad last night that some liken to a racist smear against Obama appealing to people's fears about black men and white women. Maybe so for the idiot racists out there, and if that's who McCain .....- 7/31/2008 12:33:56 PM
What the Fool is cryptosporidium? Cleburne's (Texas) Splash Station Closed Over it on Saturday (salon) Ick. a parasite. Interesting that the Splash Station in Hulen Park has a disclaimer people have to have read.When people arrive at Splash Station in Hulen Park, they are asked to read a statement sayi.....- 7/31/2008 12:21:39 PM
On T Boone Pickens Energy Plan AKA MESA Water-THIS from a scummy corporate raider (salon) Running discussion in this household about T Boone Pickens. For me, he will always be a rapacious disreputable corporate raider who has tried to do water grabs and sell WATER for gosh sakes to Dallas .....- 7/31/2008 12:07:55 PM
Van Taylor Must Be (Pinkies up!) Toasting with Champagne Today-Exxon Hits Record Profit (salon) I was listening to Market Place on NPR earlier and DESPITE THE FACT THAT EXXON HAS SET A US RECORD FOR PROFITS, apparently, wah, Wall Street thought they should have gotten MORE profits. (Can you say .....- 7/31/2008 10:43:36 AM
AWWWWW Pic O Day-Tiger Cubs Nursed by Golden Retriever (salon) I was listening to Market Place on NPR earlier and DESPITE THE FACT THAT EXXON HAS SET A US RECORD FOR PROFITS, apparently, wah, Wall Street thought they should have gotten MORE profits. (Can you say .....- 7/31/2008 10:35:19 AM
Completely irrelevant-I just liked the title of this Galveston Daily News Article. (salon) I was listening to Market Place on NPR earlier and DESPITE THE FACT THAT EXXON HAS SET A US RECORD FOR PROFITS, apparently, wah, Wall Street thought they should have gotten MORE profits. (Can you say .....- 7/31/2008 10:30:52 AM
Dumping Media Baggage in this House and Going for the Literate and (Mostly) Interactive End (salon) Recently I went to look at one of DISH network's PPV movies and there, on the disclaimer, was a note that said I had X amount of time to watch the movie and once I started watching it, only X amount o.....- 7/31/2008 10:21:33 AM
Reading Today-The Blind Watchmaker by Dawkins (salon) I realized in the last couple of months that I actually don't have a solid understanding of evolution. In a couple of books I've read recently, which includes The God Delusion, also by Dawkins, the th.....- 7/31/2008 9:53:13 AM
Soldier was found dead at Fort Hood (Killeen, TX) in Training Area (salon) Ihave to wonder if it's because it's been so hot around here. I mean, the temperatures the other day were over 105 degrees!  I remember last year there was a training death in the summer, too-Law.....- 7/31/2008 8:38:22 AM
How An Email Smear Gets Started-The Army Officer Who Wrote a BS Smear Against Obama (salon) I always wonder how some of this crap gets started. You have to wonder why this man lied and wrote this baloney. Deedee sent this link, via Army Times.Porter wrote that Obama then went straight to the.....- 7/31/2008 8:28:32 AM
Caught Another Raccoon in the Trap-That Makes SIX for the month (salon) Hub caught, basically, one racoon for 4 nights (with 2 on one night) while I was gone, for a total of 5 raccoons. I noticed after coming back that I seemed to see raccoons EVERYWHERE and I don't just .....- 7/31/2008 8:24:35 AM
Karl Rove: a symbol of the problem (pstern) Rove is a symptom of long-time corruption and manipulation in Washington DC.He's a symbol of what's bad in our administration and within our Congress.  Both parties are guilty of special interest.....- 7/30/2008 5:52:21 PM
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