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Arlington (TX) Superintendent Told to Detail Ties to Non-Profits (salon) This article in the FW Star-Telegram doesn't say if it was complaints from teachers that precipitated the complaints but I think it might have been, since Superintendent Montenegro made a certain book.....- 6/30/2008 10:17:20 AM
Dang! We had thundershowers last night and my internet has been out most of the day (salon) I won't say which local provider we use but it's not one that actually works on the weekends, at least you can't call and tell them there's a problem on a Sunday morning, nobody answers the phone. And.....- 6/29/2008 10:17:44 PM
Voter Fraud still an issue (pstern) Americans better learn quickly from Haitian politics!Are they isolated incidents throughout the nation, or is voter fraud a way of life in American politics?Currently many Americans may feel that the .....- 6/29/2008 12:46:10 PM
Oil Today, Gone Tomorrow? (pstern) Believe it or not.Last night was the presentation of the "A Crude Awakening" documentary.It's on Showtime on demand and DVD. It tries to illustrate what is happening with our lives.....- 6/29/2008 9:47:51 AM
Property Tax & Appraisal Reform: Myth or Reality? (pstern) To Members of the Interim Select Committee on Property Tax Relief and Appraisal Reform:  I am writing on behalf of Texas homeowners to thank you for your efforts in the review, consideration.....- 6/29/2008 9:15:54 AM
State Legislators Finally Trying to Provide Property Tax Relief? (pstern) Hopefully now that more Texas homeowners can NOT afford their homes, legislators will attempt to consider changes to the current property tax & appraisal system.According to a recent public a.....- 6/29/2008 8:32:40 AM
NRC Approves Comanche Peak Output Increase- Upped 4.5 percent (salon) from the FW Star-TelegramThe agency said the two nuclear reactors at the Glen Rose facility could safety increase output "by upgrading major plant components such as turbines and transformers.&qu.....- 6/28/2008 3:56:30 PM
OH MY GOD! They're TURKEYS (salon) from the FW Star-TelegramThe agency said the two nuclear reactors at the Glen Rose facility could safety increase output "by upgrading major plant components such as turbines and transformers.&qu.....- 6/28/2008 2:05:06 PM
Hey! All these Colored or Slightly Flavored Waters-WHAT'S WRONG WITH JUST DRINKING.. WATER???? (salon) For the umpteenth time I have seen a commercial for a colored, flavored water that shows women dancing around in silky looking clothes. I don't get it. Why would ANYONE PAY for water, even if it's adu.....- 6/28/2008 1:21:09 PM
Nuclear Energy Institute Tries to Bribe the State of Nevada into using Yucca as Nuclear Waste Dump (salon) For the umpteenth time I have seen a commercial for a colored, flavored water that shows women dancing around in silky looking clothes. I don't get it. Why would ANYONE PAY for water, even if it's adu.....- 6/28/2008 1:11:12 PM
Granite Jesus Looks A Little Like Porno To Me (salon) I was reading about a granite dealer in Dallas who thinks he has a slab that looks like Jesus. Yeah, Jesus without his pants.P.S. The more I look at tit, it also looks like a donkey facing left with a.....- 6/28/2008 11:37:49 AM
Remember the Ohio Man Who Was Caught Having Sex with his Backyard Table? (salon) Wrote about it before here.Well, it was a FELONY rather than a misdemeanor as it normally is (huh? Is it pretty common that men have sex with their picnic tables that the charge is obvious?) because h.....- 6/28/2008 11:13:26 AM
So When Global Warming Ruins the Earth... We'll Just Plant Crops on MARS!!! (salon) Wrote about it before here.Well, it was a FELONY rather than a misdemeanor as it normally is (huh? Is it pretty common that men have sex with their picnic tables that the charge is obvious?) because h.....- 6/28/2008 11:07:37 AM
Open Call For Comments: What Would YOU Do To Fix Campaign Finance (salon) We've been talking about it here for the last couple of days. I know that some groups are outraged at John McCain for scamming the system, and getting away with it so far because there's not someone o.....- 6/28/2008 11:00:01 AM
So Why DID KKR and TPG Buy TXU? Inquiring Minds Want to Know (salon) but they're not likely to find out from this Dallas Morning News article. One graf did stick out.Plus, he said, the private equity buyers, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and TPG, expect to improve .....- 6/28/2008 10:45:33 AM
FCC: FREE BROADBAND FOR ALL- As Long As It's Censored! (salon) Somebody must have greased Kevin Martin's palm at the FCC, because, after first rejecting M2Z's application to get a bunch of the broadband spectrum and offer ad-laced free broadband, He CHANGED HIS M.....- 6/28/2008 11:05:26 AM
John Cornyn Screws Over the Elderly re: Medicare-So Texas Medical Association Drops Endorsement (salon) John Cornyn is always there for his friends.In the insurance industry, that is. Not you. Not anyone who is on Medicare.The Texas Medical Association today dropped its endorsement of Republican U.S. Se.....- 6/28/2008 10:10:50 AM
FCC To look into *product placement* in television aka *embedded advertising* (salon) We all know what this is. You're watching a television show (or a movie) and one of hte people picks up a coke, the camera lingers on it for a moment and then moves on to the action. You're seeing an .....- 6/28/2008 9:57:22 AM
Texarkana District Judge Dismisses Case Against School District for Assault (salon) A federal judge has dismissed a civil lawsuit against the Texarkana, Ark., School District that alleged the district was liable for damages stemming from a sexual assault in the high school boys&rsquo.....- 6/28/2008 9:43:15 AM
A Couple Video Pieces I clipped from Senator Claire McCaskill (salon) I had C-span going the other day and had to stop and just enjoy how utterly Senator McCaskill pnwed Lt Beaver and Haynes. She is brilliant. Here are a few clips I made of my favorite parts (will add t.....- 6/28/2008 1:35:45 AM
Interesting Video about Taking Pictures/Video in a Public Place (salon) I had C-span going the other day and had to stop and just enjoy how utterly Senator McCaskill pnwed Lt Beaver and Haynes. She is brilliant. Here are a few clips I made of my favorite parts (will add t.....- 6/27/2008 9:54:50 PM
Top Five Most Viewed on Somervell County Salon This Week (salon)   1. Courtesy of the Insurance Industry: Homeowners Being Taken for a Ride 6/22/2008    2  Video from NRC Meeting in Glen Rose-the Front Group o.....- 6/27/2008 9:43:03 PM
On Gardasil-Not Certified by the FDA for Women Older than 26 (salon) Actually this isn't about Gardasil yes or no-I personally think that Pap Smear tests are a lot cheaper, more effective but they Don't Make Big Bucks for Merck like gardasil does. So I'm staying away f.....- 6/27/2008 1:54:12 PM
Buh-Bye To Head of Texas DPS- He's *Retiring* To be With his family (salon) The tip was a hoax. The man was heavyhanded in what he did. BYE! The head of the state agency that removed more than 400 children from a West Texas polygamist sect is retiring.Carey Cockerell, commiss.....- 6/27/2008 12:19:25 PM
Heh. Your Right to a Handgun (salon) Pretty funny(Let me mention that we have guns here, a snake charmer to kill the rattlers, a rifle for the varmints and a handgun for burglars. So I have no opinion on the ruling by the SCOTU yesterday.....- 6/27/2008 12:11:57 PM
If John McCain DID Have to get his own gas, He's SURE TO REMEMBER WHAT IT COSTS (salon) You know, heh, you only have to go ONE TIME recently and fill up your vehicle to remember what it cost to do it. I remember when it cost about 30 bucks to fill up the pickup and that was only a few ye.....- 6/27/2008 11:54:03 AM
Campaign Finance Reform: What is that? (pstern) As long as there is little regulation re: campaign financing, the U.S. public will remain in dire straits.  After all, how can we compete with the wealthy special interests who continue to ".....- 6/27/2008 11:36:45 AM
Who Knew? You Have to Get A Private Investigator License to be COMPUTER TECHNICIAN! (salon) Makes me laugh. But not laughing are the computer techies who are suing the State of Texas about a dumb rule that has apparenlty been misinterpreted.The bill specifies that "the review and analys.....- 6/27/2008 11:10:33 AM
Bush Administration Wants to Expand Satellite Spying Powers on... YOU (salon) ....NGA is "providing analysis, unclassified commercial imagery of flooded areas and geospatial intelligence products to FEMA and emergency responders in the affected areas to aid in rescue and r.....- 6/27/2008 10:37:01 AM
My Beef with Brookshire's Grocery Store-Loyalty Cards (salon) Yesterday I was at Brookshire\'s buying some items. I used to shop at what is now Brookshire\'s when it was a different named grocery store, but on the very first day of Brookshire\'s t.....- 6/27/2008 9:42:44 AM
Heh! Man Puts *I Hate Bank Of America* Sign on House (salon) Link via consumerist. Now, I have to repeat that I also think Bank of America stinks. Here's my story I wrote a few months ago. It's funny because I am on Bank of America ONLY because I needed to.....- 6/27/2008 9:09:20 AM
Video in Parts of Chris Dodd's Floor Speech About Bush's Spying Program and the FISA Bill (salon) First, read this from ArsTechnica which again points out the amount of money that the telecoms have paid Congress.That explains WHY corrupt Congressmen on both sides of the fence are so willing to sel.....- 6/27/2008 9:01:16 AM
Stephenville and Those UFOs-The Los Angeles Times Recaps (salon) and so do we!Soon, scores more said they had seen the same thing. Stephenville, a ranch town 70 miles southwest of Fort Worth, became home to the biggest mass UFO sighting since the 1997 Lights Over P.....- 6/27/2008 8:37:39 AM
O the Life of a Texas House Legislator-Sid Miller of Texas House Dist 59 (salon) As readers know, I requested the calendar files, since the beginning of 2007, from Sid Miller, our legislator. Shortly after I got them, my computer went south and I didn't get much of a chance to loo.....- 6/26/2008 7:03:06 PM
Should the Military in Uniform Be Part of Christian Broadcasts? (salon) the Millitary Religious Freedom Foundation doesn't think so and has entered a lawsuit against Trinity Broadcasting.The Military Religious Freedom Foundation has raised objections to 20 minutes of the .....- 6/26/2008 6:06:29 PM
3 Female Cheetahs From Fossil Rim Are Now at The Central Florida Zoo and Botonical Gardens (salon) From the Orlando Sentinel paper"The three girls are littermates and were born in September 2006," said zoo chief executive officer Joe Montisano. "As siblings, they are very bonded to e.....- 6/26/2008 1:21:23 PM
You Don't Have an Oil and Gas Well? You STILL May get a Big Ole Pipeline Running Through Your Yard (salon) From Fort Worth, but the same applies in all of the counties out here that are seeing a gas drilling boom.  Remember recently we read the story in Bosque County of the woman who didn't want some .....- 6/26/2008 10:38:52 AM
Too Many Roosters and a Big Ole Bruise On My Arm (salon) I have thought for awhile that the black Top Hat rooster I have is very good looking. But he's also... EVIL! heh. I have too many roosters and he has scrapped his way to the top of the heap. He also b.....- 6/26/2008 10:23:59 AM
TxDOT Continues to Push TTC Swill Down Texan's Throats- Contract to Private Toll Operators (salon) I remember when I read some time back about how maybe the TTC might have been corralled and thought, nah, there's nO WAY they're not trying to lull Texans into complacency about this. And sure enough .....- 6/26/2008 9:02:19 AM
Why the Telecom Bill the House Passed and the Senate *Might* is WORSE THAN YOU THINK. (salon) I remember when I read some time back about how maybe the TTC might have been corralled and thought, nah, there's nO WAY they're not trying to lull Texans into complacency about this. And sure enough .....- 6/26/2008 7:52:28 AM
Trouble in Paradise: Democrats having a hard time 'getting it together' (pstern) This seems to be an ongoing issue for the Democratic Party for at least the past decade.Currently the party is trying to "get the wrinkles out" of the Obama/Clinton unrest.  Can 2 egos .....- 6/26/2008 4:09:55 AM
Credit Cards and Vendor Payments for GRISD (Glen Rose Independent School District) (salon) I was curious about a few things re: GRISD, which are, of course, open records. First, I wondered what the credit cards used for the district are and who uses them. Second, where the money goes, ie, t.....- 6/25/2008 6:27:05 PM
WHY Are the Democrats Selling Out Our Civil Liberties (Re:FISA)- Telecom Money, Baby! (salon) Hub and I were talking about the motivation for this in the a.m. It has seemed pretty clear to us that Congress, most particularly Democrats because I expect better from them, doesn't give a rat's beh.....- 6/25/2008 5:10:34 PM
Heh. John McCain is *Aware of the Internet*-Gramps Doesn't Use a Computer (salon) Hub and I were talking about the motivation for this in the a.m. It has seemed pretty clear to us that Congress, most particularly Democrats because I expect better from them, doesn't give a rat's beh.....- 6/25/2008 2:07:37 PM
Lieberman Must Go-Video (salon) Hub and I were talking about the motivation for this in the a.m. It has seemed pretty clear to us that Congress, most particularly Democrats because I expect better from them, doesn't give a rat's beh.....- 6/25/2008 1:39:41 PM
Sid Miller (Tx House Dist 59) To Hold Town Hall Meeting in Bluff Dale on Thursday-TCEQ Also (salon) From the Stephenville Empire-TribuneState Representative Sid Miller will host a town hall meeting at the Bluff Dale Community Center at 6 p.m. on Thursday.That's Erath County off 377.“I will be .....- 6/25/2008 12:08:30 PM
Fake! Fake, I Tell You! Baseball Fan Actually Paid Six Figure Income to Do His Act at Games (salon) From the Stephenville Empire-TribuneState Representative Sid Miller will host a town hall meeting at the Bluff Dale Community Center at 6 p.m. on Thursday.That's Erath County off 377.“I will be .....- 6/25/2008 10:37:21 AM
American Airlines LIES and Sez Bad Weather in Dallas To Get Out of Compensating Flyer (salon) I read this one yesterday.  Now you and I both know that if people can friggin look up on the internet and SEE if there's bad weather or not, and there is not, then it's a scam.Here's story # 2. .....- 6/25/2008 12:33:26 AM
Total Crackup! So Now TSA has Special *Black Diamond* Lines (salon) I read this one yesterday.  Now you and I both know that if people can friggin look up on the internet and SEE if there's bad weather or not, and there is not, then it's a scam.Here's story # 2. .....- 6/25/2008 12:28:59 AM
Start Calling Bush the Lesser *Mr Limbo*-SEVENTY-THREE % of the public disapproves of him (salon) One wonders if the 23 % that approve live in a cave or something.  Let's all chip in and get them teevee sets and newspapers.P.S. Heh. Just saw on Consumerist that we also have the LOWEST Consume.....- 6/25/2008 12:10:43 AM
Huh? Obama Would Trust the IG To Prevent Surveillance Abuses-THERE ARE ALREADY ABUSES (salon) Look. I don't want to hear what someone will do WHEN or IF he or she is president. I want to know NOW that a person who HOLDS THE JOB OF SENATOR is going to STAND UP FOR THE CONSTITUTION.Sigh. Makes m.....- 6/24/2008 3:47:54 PM
Shuffling Chairs At the Glen Rose Reporter-That Was Fast (salon) As readers here know, I read the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper and have for the last 10 years since I moved here. Late last year, the newspaper was sold to, at a local level, the same company that edit.....- 6/24/2008 3:10:34 PM
God Arrested for Selling Cocaine in Florida (salon) As readers here know, I read the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper and have for the last 10 years since I moved here. Late last year, the newspaper was sold to, at a local level, the same company that edit.....- 6/24/2008 2:11:17 PM
Gramps McCain's Second Career? A Game Show Host! Wants to Give Prize for Car Battery (salon) Heh. Talk about sounding like someone that is PANDERING.It's not only about giving away a prize to someone who develops a good car battery for electric cars. PEOPLE ALREADY HAVE. How about ask the big.....- 6/24/2008 2:09:04 PM
Woah! Pelosi Floats Chet Edwards to Be Barack Obama's VP (salon) Reminder that Chet Edwards, our Congressman in US House Dist 17, supports Obama.“Anyone that Barack Obama wants is my choice for vice president,” Pelosi told the interviewer, who appeared .....- 6/24/2008 2:04:57 PM
Hillary Clinton On the Beg For Bucks - Why Doesn't She Just Sent out Bill on Speaking Engagements? (salon) from Wonkette. All right. No love lost for HIllary stepping down here and what really, really amazes me is how, even though she kept on going and racking up beaucoup campaign debt, now she, a milli.....- 6/24/2008 1:55:43 PM
Surprised By McCain's Camp Fearmongering Over Sept 11? Not me! (salon) It's just the sad plain truth that that is ALL the Republicans and Gramps McCain have to run on... trying to scare people about terrorism and bringing up September 11 until we're all tired (gee, I alr.....- 6/24/2008 1:49:35 PM
Dobson aka *The Pope* Accuses Barack Obama of Reading the Bible (salon) It's just the sad plain truth that that is ALL the Republicans and Gramps McCain have to run on... trying to scare people about terrorism and bringing up September 11 until we're all tired (gee, I alr.....- 6/24/2008 1:47:29 PM
Omigosh! I thought I was the ONLY ONE who Thinks Joan Walsh Is a Bitter Woman (salon) It's just the sad plain truth that that is ALL the Republicans and Gramps McCain have to run on... trying to scare people about terrorism and bringing up September 11 until we're all tired (gee, I alr.....- 6/24/2008 1:46:26 PM
TxDOT *I Know NoTHING* about cost of maintaining Texas State Airplane Fleet (salon) Remember how we found out the other day that Kip Averitt flies on pricey Texas State airplanes instead of flying more cheaply...like the rest of us do except we have to pay for it out of our own pocke.....- 6/23/2008 7:40:58 PM
Supreme Court Turns Face Away While Bush's Homeland Security Breaks the Law (salon) Whatever you think of border fences, yea or nay, surely you can't agree with the idea that Michael Chertoff can ignore and waive laws on the books in order to take away people's property, build throug.....- 6/23/2008 2:46:19 PM
No ID When Flying? Ve Will Interrogate You, Sez TSA (salon) Here's Gramps McCain getting a body search.Ooops.My Mistake. That's a different elderly man. Gramps gets to ride on Bimbo Wife's private jet and doesn't have to submit to these intrusions like the res.....- 6/23/2008 2:25:37 PM
New York- Creepy Stalker Hides in Woman's Couch (salon) Here's Gramps McCain getting a body search.Ooops.My Mistake. That's a different elderly man. Gramps gets to ride on Bimbo Wife's private jet and doesn't have to submit to these intrusions like the res.....- 6/23/2008 1:20:28 PM
Suzanne Gentling of Glen Rose-Artist Exhibition in Granbury in the Press! (salon) Gentlng is a naturalist and specializes in landscapes, working in watercolors, pastels and oils. Tarleton State University’s Langdon Center at Granbury is presenting artist Suzanne Gentling in a.....- 6/23/2008 10:45:12 AM
Joelle Ogletree has a CIVIL CASE DATE- April 27, 2009-In her Suit Against GRISD (salon) This is a guaranteed date, and may seem a bit far off, but it won't be delayed or put off, as cases sometimes are.I also see in the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper that the school board is going to meet .....- 6/22/2008 10:25:07 PM
Lame Excuse O Day-We Don't Want To Change Medicaid Cards Because it Would SCARE Old People (salon) Um. Social Security numbers aren't supposed to be used for identificaiton purposes and putting them on id cards is illegal in some states. I didn't realize until I read this article that Medicaid card.....- 6/22/2008 11:11:41 AM
The High Cost of American Empire-Billions of Dollars More Needed to Secure At Least 150 Embassies (salon) You know, it's quite staggering that we have 150 embassies in the world; no, that's wrong, I mean 265 embassies and consulates. That's not even counting all the military bases we have in other people'.....- 6/22/2008 9:15:08 AM
Hmm. Privacy Act for NAIS Database is apparently.. SUSPENDED... Did lawsuit cause this? (salon) Wrote about this before here- all those records about farmers and the USDA was trying to prevent anyone from seeing WHAT they had collected! Even though NAIS is voluntary!  But here's an article .....- 6/22/2008 9:09:58 AM
Courtesy of the Insurance Industry: Homeowners Being Taken for a Ride (pstern) Insurance "Robbery" Continues:   Texas Legislators Push Aside the Fact that Texans Pay the Highest Cost of Home Insurance in the Nation! In Texas the Insurance Lobby has power.....- 6/22/2008 5:36:07 AM
2007 SJR 29 Became Law but 100% Disabled Veterans are Left 'High and Dry' (pstern) So, Where are the Property Tax Exemptions for 100% Disabled Veterans?Last year members of the Texas legislature made themselves appear to be "heroes" by approving the bill of a total propert.....- 6/22/2008 4:46:50 AM
Video- MTV recorded the Fort Worth *Honk for Impeachment* Rally (salon) So, Where are the Property Tax Exemptions for 100% Disabled Veterans?Last year members of the Texas legislature made themselves appear to be "heroes" by approving the bill of a total propert.....- 6/21/2008 10:27:09 PM
Don't Like Iraq War? Tired of Throwing Good Money After Bad? Elect More Democratic Senators (salon) so that we can finally put a STOP to Bush's misadventure. Otherwise, go ahead and keep on paying Iraq to build up their infrastructure while ours crumbles or the Republicans insist that our taxes won'.....- 6/21/2008 7:58:00 PM
Why Did the Army Lie about the death of Vidor's Kamisha Block? She was murdered (salon) Saw this through E&P in the Beaumont (Texas) Enterprise.After Kamisha Block, 20, of Vidor died last August in Iraq, her family was told she was a victim of friendly fire, shot in the chest in a no.....- 6/21/2008 7:40:17 PM
What? We Expect Veterans to Live on about $970 per month? (salon) Sad, sad story about what happens to veterans coming back from the war, particularly if wounded."When I got out, I hate to say it, but man, that was it. Everybody just kind of washed their hands .....- 6/21/2008 7:15:47 PM
Gas Explosion in Lipan (Erath County) Kills Man, Thomas Fluke (salon) Sad, sad story about what happens to veterans coming back from the war, particularly if wounded."When I got out, I hate to say it, but man, that was it. Everybody just kind of washed their hands .....- 6/21/2008 5:49:08 PM
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