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School Starting Soon-Opt Out of Giving Your Student Information to Military Recruiters (salon) I was listening to NPR in the last couple of days and heard a woman talking about her HBO movie about recruiting for the millitary on Think (podcast here)  and was reminded that the time is here .....- 7/30/2008 1:23:03 PM
More Scuttlebutt about Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) As Possible VP Match with Obama (salon) Edwards represents possibly the most Republican district currently held by a Democrat. In what would be a delicious irony for Democrats, his most famous constituent is President Bush, whose Crawford r.....- 7/30/2008 12:36:41 PM
Islamic Charity Files New Illegal Warrantless Wiretapping Suit Against the Government (salon) Remember this?  And this?  The courts dismissed the NSA illegal spying lawsuit by saying that the plaintiffs had no standing... but after all that has come out about what the Bush administra.....- 7/30/2008 12:33:08 PM
Wah! Senator Brownback (R) Doesn't Like Getting Spied Upon by the Chinese (salon) but it was all fine and dandy when he voted for AMERICANS to get spied upon and to give the telecom companies immunity for doing it. "The Chinese government has put in place a system to spy on an.....- 7/30/2008 11:52:18 AM
Assorted School Notes from All Over Texas-July 2008 (salon) I like this. Dallas ISD is interviewing candidates from other countries OVER THE WEB. I have believed for a long time that we have a lot of technology in this country that allows us to do long distanc.....- 7/30/2008 11:34:58 AM
10 Fort Worth ISD Texas Schools use No Child Left Behind Money to Fund Retreats at Swanky Places (salon) Like, for example, going to Gaylord in Grapevine.  The South Hills HS retreat costs MORE THAN 50 THOUSAND DOLLARS.Ten struggling schools in the Fort Worth district are spending more than $200,000.....- 7/30/2008 11:20:06 AM
Sierra Club To Sue Energy Future Holdings (aka Luminant aka TXU) (salon) The environmental agency accuses the Dallas-based energy giant and its Luminant subsidiary of endangering the health of Texans by ignoring toxic amounts of mercury emissions at the Martin Lake coal-fi.....- 7/30/2008 11:13:53 AM
Reading-Just Finished *Misquoting Jesus-The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why* (salon) I've never really believed that the Bible is inerrant. The argument goes that the Holy Spirit is the source of what one reads therein and if there's error, it would mean that the Holy Spirit p.....- 7/30/2008 10:56:55 AM
Pedernales Electric Cooperative: still running amok! (pstern) PEC rides again! Dear Texas Senators and House Representatives: Last month I wrote all of your re: the doubling of my monthly electric costs by runaway Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC)......- 7/29/2008 5:06:03 PM
Article about Randy McLelland of Glen Rose, Texas in the Cleburne paper (salon) Comedians today use different methods to entertain crowds. Some use bodily humor, some use foul language and some use dirty jokes. Fifty-two-year-old Randy “Mac” McLelland has his own meth.....- 7/29/2008 2:23:49 PM
Man Needs Medical Bill Money-Sells Rock With Dino and Human Prints to Creation Evidence Museum (salon) Had to laugh when I read this article, which I saw first in the Weatherford Democrat by David May of the "Lone Star News Group" because the entire article sounded like a PR stunt from the la.....- 7/29/2008 1:59:01 PM
Another Crooked Republican Indicated-FINALLY- Senator Ted *Tubes* Stevens (salon) I've been wondering when he was going to get in trouble for the house/contractor deal. Here, for old times sake, is my favorite audio mashup of Tubes. I listened to this over and over when I first hea.....- 7/29/2008 1:13:33 PM
2008 Presidential Campaign: voters brainwashed by media hype and gossip? (pstern) Apparently American voters haven't learned much.We're still listening to the media hype and gossip being pushed at us. On Senator Barack Obama:He is really a Muslim first, then an American; .....- 7/29/2008 4:36:34 AM
Heat Advisory Today for North Texas -July 28 08 (salon) High temps of 104 degrees. Sunday was the hottest day the region has seen so far this year, with temperatures as high as 105. There have already been 17 days this year that have hit or surpassed the 1.....- 7/28/2008 12:28:34 PM
600 More National Guard Troops Deploying to Iraq for a Year.. from Waco (salon) 124th Cavalry RegimentSgt. Robert Pacatte, of Temple, expressed similar sentiments. The father of three said he and his wife are expecting their fourth child on January 20.“It just makes it that.....- 7/28/2008 12:24:24 PM
Barnett Shale Rig Report for July 27, 2008 (salon) 124th Cavalry RegimentSgt. Robert Pacatte, of Temple, expressed similar sentiments. The father of three said he and his wife are expecting their fourth child on January 20.“It just makes it that.....- 7/28/2008 12:20:19 PM
Texas Has a List of Bad Gas Pumps -Cheating You Out of Your Money (salon) Iwas reading an article about how the Texas Department of Agriculture has been cracking down on gas pumps that aren't calibrated properly. Basically, because the fine for uncalibrated pumps is only $1.....- 7/28/2008 12:15:05 PM
Can Religion Be Used to Force Assault on Unwilling Parishioners? The Exorcism Case (salon) When I read about how, in some countries, woman have female genital cutting or it's acceptable to beat your wives, I'm a little appalled with how backwards that seems. I have to think that if, say, th.....- 7/28/2008 12:02:46 PM
Contaminated Groundwater-Leaky Gas Pipes RUIN Jay Marcom of Ranger's Water Supply (salon) You can't drink gasRANGER — The groundwater on part of Jay Marcom’s ranch does something that most water won’t do: It catches fire.A leaky natural gas pipeline near a compressor stat.....- 7/28/2008 11:18:20 AM
More on Kenneth Copeland-Because the Investigation into Evangelists Continues (salon) I just wrote about update to Grassley's investigation into evangelists improperly using monies. FW Star-Telegram popped out another article shortly thereafter. Looks like if you're a pal or kin of Ken.....- 7/28/2008 11:15:21 AM
TX House District 59 Campaign Events in Copperas Cove-Ernie Casbeer Versus Sid Miller (salon) The campaigns of Rep. Sid Miller, R-Stephenville, and challenger Ernie Casbeer for the District 59 position in the Texas House of Representatives are getting started in Copperas Cove, with both campai.....- 7/28/2008 10:04:10 AM
Obama can win if... (pstern) Obama can win with a stronger political tactic:I am writing this as a campaign objective and tactical maneuver for Obama in order to beat McCain.I believe the Obama campaign a.....- 7/28/2008 9:25:19 AM
One More Reason the Surge Works-What About the Bribes? (salon) I almost forgot about this, via Daily Dish, but I've written about this before and Robert Gates said on MTP some months back that was what they were doing.  (Here's also about paying the Anbar pr.....- 7/27/2008 9:43:06 PM
Um. Richard Simmons as a Congressman? (salon) I almost forgot about this, via Daily Dish, but I've written about this before and Robert Gates said on MTP some months back that was what they were doing.  (Here's also about paying the Anbar pr.....- 7/27/2008 9:35:23 PM
Did Steve Fossett Fake His Own Death? (salon) I almost forgot about this, via Daily Dish, but I've written about this before and Robert Gates said on MTP some months back that was what they were doing.  (Here's also about paying the Anbar pr.....- 7/27/2008 9:31:00 PM
Gag Me! What Happened to Madonna? (salon) I almost forgot about this, via Daily Dish, but I've written about this before and Robert Gates said on MTP some months back that was what they were doing.  (Here's also about paying the Anbar pr.....- 7/27/2008 9:29:38 PM
Terrorism: Still Alive and Flourishing (pstern) After almost 8 years of the Bush administration, do Americans feel safer now from Al Qaeda and terrorism?   If so, is it reality-based?Has the Bush administration really done that much to qu.....- 7/27/2008 1:13:22 PM
McCain Flails Around Talking about the Surge-Video from Countdown (salon) After almost 8 years of the Bush administration, do Americans feel safer now from Al Qaeda and terrorism?   If so, is it reality-based?Has the Bush administration really done that much to qu.....- 7/27/2008 1:06:36 PM
Gramps McCain Decides Obama's Plan to Get Out of Iraq is a Good One (salon) After almost 8 years of the Bush administration, do Americans feel safer now from Al Qaeda and terrorism?   If so, is it reality-based?Has the Bush administration really done that much to qu.....- 7/27/2008 12:12:37 PM
Abraham Obama in Boston July 2008 (salon) After almost 8 years of the Bush administration, do Americans feel safer now from Al Qaeda and terrorism?   If so, is it reality-based?Has the Bush administration really done that much to qu.....- 7/27/2008 10:49:08 AM
Permanent Base in Romania Construction Under Way; Bulgaria to begin soon (salon) The military base in Romania will house 1,700 military personnel while the one in Bulgaria will be constructed to accommodate 2,500.According to Bostick the base in Romania was going to be completed i.....- 7/27/2008 10:48:00 AM
Interesting Websites O Day- Randomly Selected (salon) I just put the stumbleupon toolbar in the browser; I'm wanting some new and different websites to look out instead of the same old same old.Here are some I think are interesting.Maps of War-the Middle.....- 7/27/2008 10:58:30 AM
McCain's Falsified Tax Returns Re: Keating Five Scandal of S&L Bailouts (salon) Some may not remember this as it happened in the 80's and early 90's. But here's a website that runs down John McCain's involvement with the Savings and Loan swindle that Poppy Bush bailed out during .....- 7/27/2008 10:32:10 AM
Photos From Dinosaur Valley State Park (salon) on TerrellDailyPhoto Blog-GREAT PHOTOS! Thanks to reader Jim KRoad Trip-Paluxy River 4Dinosaur Tracks- these are excellent photos of the tracks. Good news is it's so dry you can really see them w.....- 7/26/2008 5:03:53 PM
Why Would Anyone Vote for Deceitful John McCain (salon) Comment from reader D HIf he becomes our president, will he be as faithful and loyal to our nation as he was to the mother of his children? Why would you or anyone vote for Deceitful John McCainN.....- 7/26/2008 4:54:11 PM
More NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) Event Notification Reports -October 2007 continued (salon) Last post. Posting, as readers know, the ones that seem interesting or useful to know. There are a LOT of them.Guy in Florida had a radioactive gauge for a year, that he got from a neighbor who told h.....- 7/26/2008 3:19:30 PM
Senator John McCain and the $62.5 Million Loophole (pstern) 'Honorable' McCain NOT so "honorable"?Apparently, there is a  public finance loophole that candidate McCain created to allow him to raise a substantial $62.5 MILLION in private funds.Ac.....- 7/26/2008 2:18:43 PM
You Can Get Mulch FOR FREE at the Somervell County Transfer Station (salon) Saw this in the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper week of July 24, 2008, in an article Josh Blanek wrote. I love getting mulch there, which includes also the Somervell County Expo hay barn mulch. I've gott.....- 7/26/2008 2:08:38 PM
On Drug Testing for High School Students at GRISD (salon) Got my issue of this week's (July 24, 2008) Glen Rose Reporter newspaper and read the article entitled "Drug Testing a Success in Glen Rose Schools". The article says that all new students a.....- 7/26/2008 1:59:44 PM
Bottled Water-What It's LIke for French Residents after Tricastin Nuclear Power Plant Leak (salon) Areva has been criticised by France's nuclear safety watchdog over the Tricastin leak for not adequately informing local authorities and for unsatisfactory measures and operational procedures. The lea.....- 7/26/2008 12:22:44 PM
Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) Voted to Release Gasoline from Emergency Reserve (salon) Areva has been criticised by France's nuclear safety watchdog over the Tricastin leak for not adequately informing local authorities and for unsatisfactory measures and operational procedures. The lea.....- 7/26/2008 12:16:57 PM
From DFW, Going to Dinosaur Valley State Park is one tank of gas (salon) from CBS11Each year people come to take in the three-miles of water frontage on the Paluxy River and the 1600 acres of wildflower-filled parklands, which include hiking and biking trails. Families can.....- 7/26/2008 12:15:46 PM
83 year anniversary this last Monday of the Scopes Trial (salon) Why does this controversy persist in the United States, alone among modern nations?Interesting comment that I also read in another book recently. I got to wondering what the statistics are for this ve.....- 7/26/2008 1:23:01 PM
On Joe Lieberman, McCain's More Lucent Pal, and His Kissup to John Hagee (salon) I have zero respect for Joe "Zell Miller" Lieberman, who ought to just change parties to be a Republican and be done with it-seems like I heard recently that he plans to speak at the Republi.....- 7/26/2008 11:43:23 AM
I didn't watch the Impeachment Hearing on C-span yesterday and I think I won't on repeat (salon) What was the point? Congress has already basically stuck their finger in the eyes of citizens in this country who care about law and order, not only by saying that they aren't going to SERIOUSLY hold .....- 7/26/2008 11:04:27 AM
Kay for Governor? (pstern) Ssssh!  The word is getting out.No, there has been no public confirmation that Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is going to run against Rick Perry in the 2010 Texas Gubernatorial Republican Primary; how.....- 7/26/2008 10:23:19 AM
Went by Big Rocks Park Yesterday and Looked Like there was a concrete barrier going up (salon) Not sure what that was, but also a sign that said that park closed. From listening the last couple of months to the City of Glen Rose council meeting (audio here and here ) it seems that there has bee.....- 7/26/2008 10:38:05 AM
Religion News and Notes for the Week- July 25, 2008 (salon) Some interesting articles I've read recently.You can't be a city court in the US and hang a picture of Jesus in the lobby-Slidell. In what may be the final chapter in the legal case over a picture of .....- 7/25/2008 10:34:57 AM
Voter Myths Regarding McCain and Obama (pstern) It is certain that the remainder of the 2008 Presidential Campaign will focus on the supposed "weaknesses" of the 2 candidates.Is McCain really "older than dirt" and is he healthy .....- 7/25/2008 6:46:22 AM
Audio of the City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting July 2008 (salon) MP3- Right click to download and listen on your computer. From Open Records.Public comment: Helen Kerwin who has property on the Paluxy River, comments on what affects her re: River Walk. Taking out a.....- 7/24/2008 7:53:26 PM
CUTE Place! The Stone Hut in Glen Rose, Texas (salon) I had to go downtown for something and did a bit of driving around indulging an interest I have in old stone buildings and fences.I was driving up from 67 to Dinosaur Valley State Park and passed the .....- 7/24/2008 4:09:10 PM
When Will Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) Hold a Town Hall Meeting in Somervell County? (salon) I haven't thought about this in quite a while- the last time there was a town hall meeting in the area was last August and it was in Hood County (Granbury). I think before that it might have been a ye.....- 7/24/2008 12:29:15 PM
Wholly Owned Corporate Subsidiaries-The Democrat and Republican Parties (salon) Sheesh. It's no wonder why so many of Congress voted to let the Telecoms off the hook for spying on Americans (and they STILL ARE DOING IT, mind you).Both the Democratic and Republican conventions are.....- 7/24/2008 11:42:06 AM
Picture Slideshow of the Man Who Fell into the Mousehole at Chesapeake's Gas Well Near Cresson (salon) Sheesh. It's no wonder why so many of Congress voted to let the Telecoms off the hook for spying on Americans (and they STILL ARE DOING IT, mind you).Both the Democratic and Republican conventions are.....- 7/24/2008 10:34:46 AM
Bush Says Laura Has No Housing Problem in Dallas (salon) I saw the clip of this last night on television, will try to put it below. Bush, boorishly, says that his wife has no problem with the real estate market in Dallas. Yeah. Not if you're RICH andyou're .....- 7/24/2008 10:32:01 AM
You're Flying and You FORGOT YOUR IDENTIFICATION-Questions to Know Answers About (salon) I saw the clip of this last night on television, will try to put it below. Bush, boorishly, says that his wife has no problem with the real estate market in Dallas. Yeah. Not if you're RICH andyou're .....- 7/24/2008 10:23:23 AM
Group Asks Congress to STOP NAIS (National Animal Identification System) (salon) I saw the clip of this last night on television, will try to put it below. Bush, boorishly, says that his wife has no problem with the real estate market in Dallas. Yeah. Not if you're RICH andyou're .....- 7/24/2008 10:20:25 AM
Handy Dandy Guide to Bush Administration Crimes (salon) I saw the clip of this last night on television, will try to put it below. Bush, boorishly, says that his wife has no problem with the real estate market in Dallas. Yeah. Not if you're RICH andyou're .....- 7/24/2008 10:12:44 AM
Disclosure needed-Army Talks to Central Texas Muslims about Baghdad Status (salon) Saw an article that appeared like the army in Killeen invited some people from the local Muslim community to give them opinions about Iraq in a videoconference with the 4th Infantry Division. If you r.....- 7/23/2008 10:10:32 PM
Fake Coffee on the *News* Anchor Desks-Shouldn't *News* Shows Have to Disclose Product Placement? (salon) From Prwatch.orgTwo cups of McDonald's iced coffee (BUY!) sit on the Fox 5 TV news desk" during Las Vegas station KVVU's morning news show, writes Abigail Goldman. It's a "punch-you-in-the-f.....- 7/23/2008 7:52:18 PM
Erik Slaughter's Last Payday at GRISD was in June... but he started with A&M in March (salon) I noticed the other day that Erik Slaughter, according to the Star-Telegram *confirmed* that he is now the Texas A&M at Commerce Defensive Coordinator. That was on July 8, 2008-the same article sa.....- 7/22/2008 8:07:00 PM
Sneaking *Intelligent Design* Into Schools Via *Academic Freedom* (salon) The idea of trying to sneak religious theory into schools via *intelligent design*  aka creationism was smacked down in the Dover PA lawsuit which decidedly was against doing this. Did that stop .....- 7/22/2008 5:18:16 PM
Short Cuts on Religious News from July 2008 (salon) Mansfield, Ohio-Youth pastor charged with sex crimes. "He would use Scripture verses to maintain that I was a God-given gift to him, that God gave me to him to fulfill his needs," the 28-yea.....- 7/22/2008 4:53:18 PM
Should the content industry (movies, etc) be able to tell you HOW and on WHAT you watch or listen? (salon) Interesting article about the MPAA seeking to control what electronic devices you can watch or listen to their content on.  The tem is "Selectable output control".Well, the MPAA is taki.....- 7/22/2008 3:58:17 PM
Imagine Glen Rose surrounded by walls and checkpoints- Would THat Make an escalation work? (salon) I've mentioned this beforeFrom 2007- Iraqi's speak out about the changes last year, including the walls that separate the people. Wires, concrete walls, checkpoints, militias on the road. (Audio).&nbs.....- 7/22/2008 3:36:09 PM
Why NOT know who is contributing to Presidential Libraries? (salon) I read last week about a creep who was promising people that he could arrange meetings with President Bush in exchange for donations to the Bush library (which is going to be built at SMU and includes.....- 7/22/2008 3:10:13 PM
Robertson (Booger) County Texas Loses Bid to Stop TXU/Luminant From Constructing Coal-Fire Plant (salon) From bizjournals.The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Monday affirmed tossing out a lawsuit brought in 2006 by the “Our Land Our Lives” clean air coalition against TXU. The U.....- 7/22/2008 2:51:57 PM
Two New Tax Permit Business in Glen Rose, Texas (salon) Saw this via Databank.Dogs And Brawts, 1092 County Road 2001, Glen Rose 76043. Taxpayer: Delaine Ann Booker. First taxable date: July 15.Paluxy Outfitters, 202 Ne Barnard St, Glen Rose 76043. Taxpayer.....- 7/22/2008 2:25:51 PM
US House to the Rescue-Doesn't Want Texas to Be Dumping Ground for Mexico's Toxic Waste (salon) nor, for that matter, any other country that might like to send CRAP to our country to dispose of. Wish we had the same feeling just within Texas.I'll tell you what's ironic about this-the House Commi.....- 7/22/2008 2:03:01 PM
Joe Lieberman To Speak to Nutbag John Hagee's Group (salon) Even Joe Lieberman's kissing buddy, John McCain has repudiated John Hagee. But I cannot even imagine why a Jewish man would go pander to Hagee's group. Hagee has the view that when Jesus returns at Ar.....- 7/22/2008 1:41:50 PM
Difference in Worms Between Land With Chemicals and Land Without? The Pizza Garden (salon) Read an interesting article about a man who has arranged his farm areas in a pizza pattern, which is gosh-darn interesting to read about all by itself. But I also liked what he said about worms.Walt G.....- 7/22/2008 1:32:43 PM
One More Religious Note in Response to Comment re: Sherman of Shiloh Church in Fort Worth (salon) The person who left a comment earlier today re: Robert Tilton also mentioned Sherman Allen of Shiloh Church Ministries in Fort Worth. I hadn't ever heard of that preacher but it didn't take more than .....- 7/22/2008 1:27:26 PM
Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) Reply about his FISA vote (salon) A reader asked Edwards about why he voted for telecom immunity re: the FISA bill a few weeks ago. Here is part of the reply-I leave off the parts of the letter that discuss Edwards veteran bills, whic.....- 7/22/2008 1:04:24 PM
What's Happening with the Evangelists that Senator Grassley Is Investigating (salon) Someone left a comment on this earlier post about the Grassley investigation, made me laugh about Robert Tilton. Robert Tilton not a crook preying on the gullible? Heh.  I hadn't thought abo.....- 7/22/2008 12:59:13 PM
Rig Data for Somervell County Barnett Shale for Week Ending July 20 2008 (salon) from the Star-TelegramSomervell CountyQuicksilver Resources: horizontal off County Road 314, northeast of Glen Rose.Quicksilver Resources: two horizontals off Farm Road 200, northeast of Glen Rose.Qui.....- 7/22/2008 12:26:13 PM
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