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Major Dinosaur Fossil Discovery in Southeastern Utah (salon) Pretty cool!An excavation revealed at least four sauropods, which are long-necked, long-tailed plant-eating dinosaurs, and two carnivorous ones, according to the bureau. It may have also uncovered an .....- 6/17/2008 4:19:44 PM
Mr Sulu Gets Marriage License-Is Going to Marry his Partner of 21 Years (salon) On that California decision that said that it was discrimination against gays not to allow them to marry.The 71-year-old actor, known for his role as Sulu on the "Star Trek" sci-fi TV series.....- 6/17/2008 4:16:39 PM
North Bosque Dairy Waste is Still Polluting Lake Waco (salon) - 6/17/2008 11:10:54 AM
Mulching and Mowing the Yard the Next Few Days (salon) Usually it takes until July for the trees in the yard, especially the Burr Oak, to get stressed enough to start losing leaves and turning yellow... but not this year. It's been really hot the last wee.....- 6/17/2008 10:58:42 AM
Omigod! John Cornyn Trying to Reinvent Himself as a Cowboy (salon) - 6/16/2008 7:07:17 PM
Military Community Asks Important Questions to Obama and McCain (pstern) Interesting site to review what the important questions are for those in the military community.They are being provided the opportunity to ask those questions to presidential hopefuls Obama and McCain.....- 6/16/2008 12:05:31 PM
So, where do U.S. tax dollars REALLY go in Iraq? (pstern) The real story of "mega" U.S. bases built using our tax dollars.http://baltimorechronicle.com/2008/061608Engelhardt.shtmlIt's important at least that U.S. taxpayers know where their money go.....- 6/16/2008 11:49:19 AM
When is *Fair Use* of an article Stepping Over the Line? AP Brouhaha (salon) I was discussing with Peter Stern yesterday the idea that, on this blog, we attempt to include some representative paragraphs from articles we read on the internet but don't put the entire articles up.....- 6/16/2008 12:05:16 PM
Small Wonder Why Our Veterans are Hurting Under the VA System (pstern) VA Underestimates Basic Costs Yes, the Veterans Administration is a huge, bureaucratic federal program that also works at the state level.There are many ways that the current system does NOT work.....- 6/16/2008 11:28:10 AM
If You Can't Afford GAS for your CAR, What Makes You Think You'll Afford TOLL ROADS???????? (salon) It ought to be no surprise to anyone that, not just at the Texas level, but also at the national level, there have been real pushes to privatize our highways, ie, You Want To Drive On Our Roads? You'l.....- 6/16/2008 10:34:46 AM
What If Your Water Is Contaminated? Texas Residents Fight Back Against O&G Waste (salon) I noticed last night that, during the local news, there was a commercial from Chesapeake Energy that featured Tommy Lee Jones-there were images of people bicycling and doing other natural activities, .....- 6/16/2008 10:21:09 AM
Letter to Editor Contrasting John McCain's Tax and Spend Characterization of Democrats (salon) from the Weatherford Democrat (go read the whole letter, it's GOOD!)Democrats support strengthening our economy by providing tax breaks to those who need it most. This includes seniors, renters, .....- 6/16/2008 9:43:18 AM
Fall of the American Empire? (pstern) History may point to it.As an avid reader of history, I have been leaning towards the view that we, as a nation, are causing our own collapse. It is a fact that the world great civilizations depi.....- 6/15/2008 9:59:04 PM
Bush Thinking of Writing His Memoirs-But First He Has to Buy the 64 Color Box (salon) - 6/15/2008 8:11:09 PM
RFID Enabled Chair Follows You ARound the Library (salon) - 6/15/2008 8:07:01 PM
Bush to UK- *My Empire Is Better Than YOUR Empire* (salon) Please. No More C Students for President. Ever... Again.George Bush believes that where the British Empire stumbled, what he calls 'Freedom's March' will succeed.The American President was asked by Sk.....- 6/15/2008 7:35:42 PM
So... What EXACTLY are Texas Legislators Investing Their Campaign Cash In? (salon) Who knew that Texas Legislators were even investing the money that hardworking people... or lobbyists were giving to them? TEC says that the Lege now has to tell the amount of money that they are inve.....- 6/15/2008 7:24:36 PM
Okay. This Picture Made Me Laugh, too (salon) - 6/15/2008 7:11:53 PM
U.S. Foreign Policy: McCain vs. Obama (pstern) McCain complains that Obama feels that our American foreign policy with Cuban has been unsuccessful.Obama believes that McCain is foolish for not wanting to talk with leaders of other nations to chang.....- 6/15/2008 1:52:32 PM
NRC Event Reports for October 2007 (salon) Very interesting to see what types of error reports the Nuclear Regulatory Commission gets.Sept 26, 2006- Lost/Recovered Moisture Density Gauge-not sure why the report reads Sep 2006 but the event rep.....- 6/15/2008 1:11:01 PM
Kucinich still fighting impeachment with more articles (pstern) I see (for whatever his reasons) that Congressman Dennis Kucinich is trying to hold Bush accountable via 60 more articles if the Democrats let the "35 articles of impeachment" die in Congres.....- 6/15/2008 10:43:01 AM
NRC Meeting in Somervell County -Video - June 2008 in Glen Rose- About Comanche Peak Part 3 (salon) - 6/15/2008 11:12:07 AM
Silver Lining for having to reinstall stuff on computer-found a great podcasting program (salon) As I mentioned, the ole computer went south on me a couple of weeks ago (but it seems like a LIFETIME) and one of the side effects was having to go back, find the original CDs and reinstall the progra.....- 6/15/2008 10:09:50 AM
NRC Meeting in Somervell County June 12 2008- Part 2 (salon) - 6/15/2008 10:01:37 AM
What Does The Nuclear Power Revival Require? (salon) From article "Nuclear Reactors quietly return" in the Laredo Morning Times.The nuclear revival is far from a done deal, however. Companies still must arrange financing, and will need federal.....- 6/15/2008 8:42:17 AM
I Shouldn't Even Be Up This Dang Early (salon) but the dang dog got me up about an hour ago and he ran STRAIGHT for a big bush by the pond. There, with glowing eyes, was another HUGE possum. I threw rocks at it and it ran up on the front porch beh.....- 6/15/2008 5:25:20 AM
Top Ten Worst Male-Bashing Advertisements (salon) - 6/15/2008 5:18:24 AM
James Wolcott on the Town Hall Meetings -Heh (salon) Personally, I see no reason why Obama should squander his stardom livening up John McCain's chloroformed town hall meetings just so McCain can draft off of Obama's charisma and appeal to Battlestar Ga.....- 6/15/2008 4:29:36 AM
Gramps McCain-Happy to Take Clayton *Lay Back and Enjoy It* Williams Money (salon) Oh, I remember when Clayton Williams was running against Ann Richards for Governor in 1990. I can't remember the context of why he said this but he compared rape to the weather, saying that "as l.....- 6/15/2008 4:18:11 AM
Not Only Is She a Cheating Bimbo-Cindy McCain Stole Drugs From her Own Charity (salon) Seems that one organization doesn't believe that the news media is being quite fair not ever to bring up all the dirt about Cindy McCain which is on the record (Witness that awful "Michelle Obama.....- 6/15/2008 4:06:58 AM
NAIS-Attorney Files Lawsuit Against USDA About Look into Massive Government Database (salon) Yeah. I LOVE reading this!  You must read the whole thing to see HOW INTRUSIVE NAIS is. LIke the part about opting in or opting out!Brown, an attorney with the Lancaster firm of Clymer & Muss.....- 6/15/2008 12:34:40 AM
Bwahahahah-Video- I'm Voting Republican! (salon) - 6/15/2008 12:13:41 AM
Some Audio-Video from Nuclear Regulatory Commission Meeting in Somervell County on Thursday-Part 1 (salon) I went to the NRC meeting for Comanche Peak that was being held to discuss the process of okaying 2 more nuclear reactors for Luminant (formerly TXU) and recorded the meeting. Here's audio of the whol.....- 6/14/2008 11:47:29 PM
Speaking of Permanent Bases.... What about GUAM? (salon) In the subject category of the militarism of the United States, sometimes we are so focused on watching the United States attempt to circumvent Iraq's sovereignty and become a permanent,long standing .....- 6/14/2008 9:06:43 PM
It Will Take Several Generations to Undo the Mess of George W. Bush (pstern) As a lifetime member of the GOP I am disheartened and saddened by the negative "legacy" left by the Bush administration.I became a Republican back in the 1950's when the U.S. was being .....- 6/14/2008 7:55:24 PM
Gee. Iraq doesn't WANT the US to be there for *Years*-Only McCain and Bush Do (salon) What is extremely disingenuous about what Bush says is that he wants the US to be over there for "years" but doesn't want to establish permanent bases.In February, US President George W Bush.....- 6/14/2008 7:51:41 PM
HOW MUCH is Texas Going to Pay for CPS Mistake with YFZ Ranch? 14 MILLION DOLLARS (salon) Pffttttt!The state's tab for operations associated with the roundup of more than 460 youngsters from a polygamist sect's ranch in West Texas has already topped $14 million, and a chunk of invoices for.....- 6/14/2008 7:29:11 PM
Jimmy Pierce-Hatter-Of Glen Rose in Star-Telegram Article (salon) Nice article about Jimmy Pierce, who makes custom hats!  There's also a video to watch at the link, too."I'm the guy you come to when other hat-makers can't or don't want to make a custom ha.....- 6/14/2008 7:23:55 PM
Gramps McCain Snubs the Texas Republican Party Convention (salon) Oh, he's coming to Texas all right. But on Monday. To raise money for himself. Not to try to shmooze a bunch of Republicans that don't like him anyway.  Even Phil King of Weatherford was surprise.....- 6/14/2008 6:44:59 PM
One More Comment about the Hate Crime in Friendswood Texas (salon) that precipitated THIS whole brouahah. According to this article in the Houston Chronicle....The Council on American-Islamic Relations in Houston sought permission to address the mostly Anglo student .....- 6/14/2008 5:41:45 PM
Stephenville's UFO Sightings Continue to Ignite Interest (whitkat) When the UFO sightings took place in Stephenville at the first of the year, the Erath county seat received world-wide attention.  Now the LA Times takes another look at the strange happenings in .....- 6/14/2008 3:24:20 PM
5 Internet Jokes That Will Make Obama Win (salon) - 6/14/2008 11:49:12 AM
*Still the One*? Nope- John Hall Tells Gramps McCain to QUIT PLAYING HIS SONG at rallies (salon) Hall, in fact, who was elected to Congress in 2006, demanded Bush to stop using his song in 2004, issuing cease-and-desist letters to the sitting president’s presidential campaign and the Republ.....- 6/13/2008 2:44:04 PM
Another failure of school administration to administer! (whitkat) At some time taxpayers and parents need to realize that  what happens at school affects not only their pocketbooks but the molding of the morals of the students.And in case anyone is interested, .....- 6/13/2008 12:40:55 PM
Keith Olbermann on John McCain*s Offensive Iraq Comments (salon) - 6/13/2008 11:25:37 AM
Omigosh! TSA*s I-SEE-YOU-NAKED Intrusive Airport Machines GET WORSE (salon) What WILL people put up with? Just wrote the other day about how a number of airports are getting those HORRIBLE backscatter machines and DFW Airport is one of them. New article from the DMN has anoth.....- 6/13/2008 10:53:17 AM
Gramps McCain AGAIN Says He Did NOT Say Something That He Did-Privatizing Social Security (salon) Heh. I remember when Bush the Lesser took his road trip around the country to try to hawk privatizing social security... and the more he talked about it and people realized what he was dang well sayin.....- 6/13/2008 10:34:39 AM
Dr Phil is Apparently Re-Airing the Joelle Ogletree Show This Week (salon) Looks to me like Part 1 was yesterday and Part 2 is today. If you're one of the many, many people who are coming here to read, probably due to googling, there's lots to read and look at here. There's .....- 6/13/2008 9:34:36 AM
NRC Held Meeting Last night in Somervell County about Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant (salon) The Fort Worth Star-Telegram has an article about the meeting today which is entitled "Comanche Peak Neighbors Say They're Okay with Expansion Plans". More than 200 Somervell County res.....- 6/13/2008 9:01:57 AM
You know how when your computer dies, there is always ONE LAST SOFTWARE PIECE (salon) that you can't find. I have looked all over the place for Adobe Acrobat and I can't find it. Amazing what a fabulous software program it is and how I just can't live without it. But I guess I will for.....- 6/12/2008 5:39:08 PM
Congressman Dennis Kucinich Moves to Impeach Bush (pstern) - 6/12/2008 10:58:44 AM
Supreme Court Smacks Bush Administration AGAIN-On Guantanemo Bay Prisoners (salon) I'm not going to call them *detainees* because these people have been PRISONERS. Without any type of due process, without being able to face their accusers, tortured, and in kangaroo court military tr.....- 6/12/2008 10:50:20 AM
Article Challenges McCain's *truthfulness* (pstern) Just thought I'd share an article I came across in the Baltimore Chronicle that wants readers to consider the history of Sen. John McCain's "truthfulness" in general by considering some thin.....- 6/12/2008 10:40:22 AM
Barack Obama Launches Website to Fight the Smears Against Him (salon) So smart of him. It's amazing how many people blindly pass on baloney, particularly through email, that isn't even true. I myself have seen two versions of Obama smears;one, where a bunch of baloney a.....- 6/12/2008 10:20:35 AM
Ghost Workers in the Texas Lege-Subcommittee Formed to Investigate the Issue (salon) I've only peripherally read about this issue, which, basically, is that there are apparently some Texas legislators that pay part time employees as full time employees (and give them benefits). Remind.....- 6/12/2008 10:07:55 AM
Video from Countdown-Obama Leads in New Poll (salon) - 6/12/2008 9:23:01 AM
Video Clip-How Mencia Sees John McCain (salon) - 6/11/2008 10:39:39 PM
Digital Camera Signal Shuts Down Nuclear Power Plant at Indian Point (salon) Now doesn't THAT make you feel safe when a friggin camera can bring down a nuclear power plant!. It's funny, because this article says that the fact that a camera caused this OUGHT TO REASSURE PEOPLE......- 6/11/2008 10:36:44 PM
I Can*t Figure out if McBush Is An Idiot, Not News Savvy, Or Senile (salon) What did McCain say today? That it wasn't important when the troops leave Iraq. Well, yeah, this coming from a guy who WANTS a SOFA agreement and wants to leave troops over in Iraq for 100 years. (How.....- 6/11/2008 10:20:37 PM
*I*d Rather Be a Bum on the Boxcar of the Obama Train Than at the Front of the Bus With McCain* (salon) - 6/11/2008 10:17:04 PM
Clintons Apparently Keep a *Traitors* List (salon) - 6/11/2008 5:47:07 PM
Reminder: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Meeting June 12 at Somervell Co Expo (salon) It's been on the calendar but always a good reminder. How do you feel about the new reactors that are going to be added to Comanche Peak? Your chance to come to to open house as well as a public meeti.....- 6/11/2008 5:35:35 PM
Runaway Property Taxes: Not happy with the result of your formal appeal before the Appraisal Review Board (ARB)? (pstern) There is more that you can do to appeal your appraisal increase.If a bunch of you want to appeal your property taxes after your formal ARB hearing here is one law firm that will help you and will.....- 6/11/2008 4:53:01 PM
Getting Serious ABout Getting Off the Grid... but Inexpensively (salon) Been thinking about the rising cost of gasoline and all the various types of products or inventions I've read about... ever... for low cost household or related running. For example, I have a book tha.....- 6/11/2008 12:11:11 PM
Drilling Into Evil in Parker County TX- Letter to Editor (salon) From the Weatheford DemocratI’m sitting, wide-awake, at my computer at 4 a.m. because the new gas well going up across the street sounds like a freight train going by my window. It’s bad e.....- 6/11/2008 11:24:46 AM
Human Jaw Bone Found in Brazos River Near Weatherford Texas (salon) - 6/11/2008 10:51:48 AM
U.S. Senator John Cornyn Speaks --- AGAIN????? (pstern) Just how many feet can John Cornyn stick into his mouth at one time?Here we go again:  ". . .We need more energy. Government should get out of the way, let the free market work and allow mor.....- 6/10/2008 9:53:35 PM
What in the World Happened with Milly Vaughan of Johnson County Texas? (salon) I\'ve been on her mailing list for a few years and just got this last one where she basically says it\'s her last mailing and she\'s been threatened. For gosh sakes, she\'s 80 years ol.....- 6/10/2008 6:39:00 PM
Best Way To Fire Someone? Bush Does it In Church (salon) - 6/10/2008 6:27:23 PM
Obama Says Bush Admin Must Submit Request for FIFTY-EIGHT Bases in Iraq to Congress (salon) AND make it clear that the United States does NOT intend to have permanent bases in Iraq. Of course, this poses a bit of a problem since Bush wants to ignore Congress AND have permanent bases and a mi.....- 6/10/2008 2:41:40 PM
SURPRISE YOURSELF OR OTHERS FOR ONLY $10 (whitkat) Are you one of those people that loves Chinese Christmas?  Are do you run to the brown bag sales and eagerly pay just to see what is inside?  Or are you just cheap and need to send a gift?In.....- 6/10/2008 2:08:24 PM
Star-Telegram-Boys Golf Super Team Mentions Hunter Blanks (salon) Hunter Blanks, Glen Rose, Sr. Blanks' 74-74-148 earned him an eighth-place tie at the Class 3A state tournament. He was four shots out of third and five shots back of second place. Blanks finished fou.....- 6/10/2008 11:24:22 AM
Calling for an end to the *Get some Cajones/Balls/Kahunas* Etc as Substitutions for Courage (salon) Second time I've written about this recently but I REALLY REALLY MEAN IT. Let's say that we all wish that Congress would get up some nerve or courage or steel or whatever and actually do something abo.....- 6/10/2008 11:00:10 AM
Southern Baptists Wonder Why They*re Losing Members -Why Political? (salon) I read yesterday that the Southern Baptists are concerned about declining membership and weighing whether they should change some of their policies. Maybe at least part of it is because they decided, .....- 6/10/2008 10:47:21 AM
Video-Governor*s Mansion in Austin Torched-Arson (salon) - 6/10/2008 9:26:40 AM
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