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Great. Spend $1 MILLION Dollars to find TWO High School Students Positive for Steroid Use (salon) What a WASTE of taxpayer money. Texas launched its most-ambitious-in-the-nation testing program with little evidence that its high schools have a steroid problem. There were heartbreaking individual s.....- 7/16/2008 7:45:55 PM
Book Reading- Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon (salon) I've been to the Grand Canyon a number of times and like to buy books when I stop at places of interest. The last time I went there I got a book about Mary Colter and also about the Fred Harvey operat.....- 7/16/2008 7:41:00 PM
Legal Defense Fund Sues to Stop NAIS (National Animal ID System) (salon) A reader today left a comment from the excellent NONAIS website about ANOTHER lawsuit to stop NAIS. (The comment was made on the post about the lawsuit against the USDA massive database). The lawsuit&.....- 7/16/2008 7:21:14 PM
Erik Slaughter has coaching position at Texas A&M at Commerce (salon) Reader sent the link to the Stephenville paper (which, also being run by the same people that do the Glen Rose Reporter, is also an article there. (Click on the tag links in the article to find relate.....- 7/16/2008 5:34:36 PM
Glen Rose (Texas Adoption Story-Who are the Parents? (salon) One of our regular readers, Randy Perkins,  has had an article written in the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper about his search for his birth parents. I think, reading the circumstances, that he.....- 7/16/2008 5:15:59 PM
Could a Libertarian Spoil McCain's Run for President? (pstern) A former GOP Georgia congressman is "fixing" to give McCain "a run for his money".Although the media is downplaying and/or diverting attention from it, former Republ.....- 7/16/2008 6:49:04 AM
DNC Chairman Howard Dean to be in Crawford, Texas on Thursday July 17 (salon) DNC Chair Howard Dean will speak at 9 a.m., Thursday, July 17, at the Crawford Community Center as part of a national voter registration drive.Gov. Dean will arrive by bus at 9 a.m. and speak in the C.....- 7/15/2008 7:54:47 PM
On political satire-including that pic in the New Yorker of Obama and his wife (salon) Came back and saw, on a recorded show of Countdown, that there was a brouhaha about a photo of Obama with his wife Michelle that was making waves. I'm on the side that says that we have free speech in.....- 7/15/2008 3:08:54 PM
The Raccoon Thugs (salon) Readers may recall that about a month or so ago, I had a massacre of the baby chicks that I had put out ready to meld into the chicken house. AND, after that, I would find dead full-grown chickens in .....- 7/15/2008 2:41:52 PM
Back from Vacay and Now I have to Rest Up from ... Vacation (salon) I just came back from a fabulous vacation, taken by car. Some people don't like to go places in the car, but as regular readers here know, I despise the Big Busses in the Sky and think that cars give .....- 7/15/2008 2:28:20 PM
Speaker Pelosi threatens to *pack-up and go home* (pstern) (please review links)Maybe Pelosi SHOULD pack-up and go home for good!The word is that rather than approve proposed legislation for oil drilling, Pelosi threatened to "pack-up and go home".I.....- 7/15/2008 9:14:11 AM
A Mexico State of Mind? (pstern) Now that everyone has been able to flex their muscles and mouths over the ongoing issue with Mexico and its 6 million illegal immigrants living and/or working in the U.S., it's time to resolve th.....- 7/14/2008 6:08:04 AM
The Pickens Plan: Will it save the U.S. from its energy crisis? (pstern) - 7/13/2008 12:37:26 PM
High Gas Prices: Political or Economic Issue? (pstern) There is a lot of blame being thrown around for the high costs and prices of gasoline.Apparently, nothing will stop Democrats from pointing their fingers at the GOP and vice-versa, to blame each other.....- 7/10/2008 9:40:19 AM
Texans Need Elected County Appraisers (pstern) Elected Appraisers Needed:Chief appraisers and members of the appraisal district board of directors and appraisal review board (ARB) are not elected and directly accountable to taxpayers. Therefore, t.....- 7/6/2008 1:10:47 PM
Is Obama Closer to Selecting His VP? (pstern) A few weeks ago CNN provided a list of those candidates in the running for the #2 spot on the Obama ticket.http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/06/04/election.runningmates/index.htmlCurrently, o.....- 7/5/2008 7:50:09 PM
Judge Smackdown to Bush's Spying on Americans-Says FISA EXCLUSIVE way for Bush to wiretap Americans (salon) Gee. That means a WARRANT. A federal judge in California said Wednesday that the wiretapping law established by Congress was the “exclusive” means for the president to eavesdrop on America.....- 7/3/2008 6:24:11 PM
Free Speech! Anti-Abortion Group Can Drive Trucks with Pics of Fetuses Past Schools in California (salon) Here's the key graf.Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies interfered with free speech by ordering the driver of one such truck to move away from a middle school, said the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of A.....- 7/3/2008 5:27:07 PM
Weekend Vacay in Glen Rose (salon) From the FW Star-Telegram.Near Glen Rose at Dinosaur Valley State Park, manager Billy Baker said the park is close to capacity on some weekends.Baker said last year’s visitation numbers were dow.....- 7/3/2008 11:39:11 AM
State Still Pushing Teacher Incentives (pstern) Who Needs Incentives?Since When Is It Necessary To Provide Teachers With Incentives To Teach?I've had experience in the 2 worlds of business and education.  In business I was Director of Informat.....- 7/3/2008 10:00:42 AM
Barnett Shale Report in Somervell County End of June 2008 (salon) - 7/2/2008 6:58:45 PM
Judge Smacks Down Plans to Use Wildlife Area in East Texas for Fastrill Reservoir (salon) The key issue was whether US Fish and Wildlife had considered OTHER areas before choosing 25,281 acres of a designated wildlife area to FLOOD AND MAKE INTO A RESERVOIR. The Judge said No, they did not.....- 7/2/2008 6:41:14 PM
Glen Rose's John Graves *Goodbye to a River* mentioned in article about Walmart Heiress (salon) Sort of a battle of the Moneyed Titans. Alice Walton, one of the Walmart heirs, has bought acreage south of Possum Kingdom Dam with the intent to make a park from it. Some adjoining property, however,.....- 7/2/2008 6:38:38 PM
Summer Doldrums and Hiatus Blues (salon) As readers know, this is largely a political site that sometimes veers into other stuff that interests us. But, you know, after the primaries, I just lost the urgent snap I had to want to keep up on t.....- 7/2/2008 6:27:58 PM
On Bluff Dale's Meeting with TCEQ RE: Liberty Pressure Pumping (Erath County, Texas) (salon) So.. Liberty Pressure Pumping applied for an air quality permit... hadn't gotten one yet.. but that didn't prevent them from being in business ANYWAY.  TCEQ didn't have good answers, but I have t.....- 7/2/2008 3:47:28 PM
EVERYBODY wants a hybrid now... glad we got our a couple of years ago (salon) Right at the height of Hummer commercials (you know the one where the lady looks like she's driving a tank through the city) we went out and got a hybrid. Actually had to drive to Austin to do it, but.....- 7/2/2008 2:52:26 PM
Baby Goat Pics-From the Neighbor (salon) I don't know what kind of goat this is, looks kind of like a nubian, or maybe a pygmy, but it's a doll. Was a stray given to the neighbor, Laura, who is treating it like The Baby. Very cute!.....- 7/2/2008 2:48:00 PM
Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) Asked If He's Had Convos with Obama's Campaign about VP (salon) - 7/2/2008 7:48:21 AM
Legislators Must Stop Diverting Revenues from the Gasoline Tax (pstern) It may be old news, but that does NOT mean it's the right thing to do!The gasoline tax was created and implemented to provide the revenue needed to build and maintain our roadways.Unfortunately, as is.....- 7/1/2008 10:22:07 AM
What if Some of his neighbors don't WANT to fly the flag every single day in front of their homes? (salon) I was reading about a guy down in Santa Fe, Texas who wants to get 100 percent participation with every single person in his subdivision flying the flag.. every single day. He's even been to the local.....- 7/1/2008 10:03:02 AM
GAO Sez Nuclear Plants Not Following Fire Safety Rules -Issued them THREE DECADES AGO (salon) Operators of nuclear power plants have yet to comply with some of the government's fire safety rules three decades after they were issued, a congressional report said Monday.The Government Accountabil.....- 7/1/2008 9:29:45 AM
Sheesh. Congress Trying to Tie School Lunches to NAIS (National Animal ID System) Now (salon) Hello! NAIS IS VOLUNTARY! STOP TRYING TO HELP THE BIG AGRA FARMS.  (And it was a DEMOCRAT who proposed this-Rosa DeLauro).“The safety of the U.S. beef supply has not been compromised by U.S.....- 7/1/2008 1:32:27 AM
More on Brookshire Grocery Cards *Thank You* Aka Loyalty Cards (salon) Wrote about this the other day. I think it's a darn shame that Brookshire's decided to do loyalty cards, which are essentially both a privacy tradeoff that gives you probably NORMAL prices for giving .....- 7/1/2008 1:13:28 AM
Judge Smacks Down Homeland Security re: Fence through UT-Brownsville (salon) - 6/30/2008 11:52:52 PM
Bwahahah-How to Drive a Telemarketer Crazy (salon) - 6/30/2008 11:38:32 PM
A Reader Wants to Know: Re: Joelle Ogletree (salon) From the Tips/Talk Button-When is the community going to insist joelle ogletree be reinstated at the school and a public apology be given for the false accusations against her?A very good question, in.....- 6/30/2008 4:15:16 PM
Options for Financing Public Education (pstern)  I have provided this list to Texas lawmakers since Year 2000 hoping that they would use at least a few of the items on the list to finance public education.  To date, they have only changed.....- 6/30/2008 3:52:53 PM
Listen up! People Born in Hawaii are AMERICANS... More False Obama baloney (salon) There is always a small proportion of people who would prefer to believe rumours that are patently false than do some checking for themselves as to whether crapola their friends and neighbors tell the.....- 6/30/2008 3:23:19 PM
Looking for UFO's in... Wise County, Texas!~ The Aurora Spaceman (salon) A half-century before Roswell, Texans were talking about the silver "airship" that supposedly crashed into a windmill in 1897 and whether the pilot inside might have been a Martian.A crew fr.....- 6/30/2008 3:00:12 PM
What happens if you do NOT want your credit and debit cards to be RFID chipped? (salon) - 6/30/2008 1:37:45 PM
Digital Angel Pushing Their RFID Tags for NAIS (National Animal Identification System) (salon) Digital Angel, a company that makes RFID chips, and thus stands to gain from the USDA making NAIS mandatory, has apress release out about their Premises Identification Tage for swine. Digital Angel, y.....- 6/30/2008 1:21:12 PM
Does RFID (Radio Frequency ID) Interfere with Hospitals... or Pacemakers? (salon) Hadn't thought about this but it makes sense. Anything you send out wirelessly does so on a certain frequency. And if you don't have standards that say, THIS RFID device will use THIS frequency, then .....- 6/30/2008 1:05:32 PM
So..If you're a Southern Baptist Woman and Hub Beats You Up, You're Not Passive Enough (salon) Who is it that decides, in the Southern Baptist home, whether the woman is being submissive and passive enough not to be abused? Why, the man, of course!    Bruce Ware, professor of C.....- 6/30/2008 11:35:54 AM
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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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
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