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1:30 pm CST- Obama Only Needs 29 More Superdelegates (salon) - 6/3/2008 1:33:22 PM
Sunset falls on TxDOT (pstern) It's about time!    The Sunset Advisory Commission today unleashed its seething report on the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in a long, overdue analysis of the agency's.....- 6/3/2008 11:05:09 AM
Trouble and Cover-up in Robertson 'Booger' County? (pstern) Is there another TxDOT cover-up in Robertson County?  Are special interests ruling another Texas county?Several residents think there is.As a long-time news and political writer I frequently rece.....- 6/3/2008 9:58:42 AM
Pretty Horrific-All the Baby Chickens Were Dead This Morning in the Coop (salon) I am in a state of shock. Last night one of the chicks was not doing so well, so I had put it into the baby chicken house to segregate it from the flock of new chickens I had gotten. In the last .....- 6/3/2008 9:47:52 AM
Sunset Advisory Commission calls for 'axing' Texas Transportation Board (pstern) There's good and bad news!The good news is that the Sunset Advisory Commission this week will file a report with the legislature its recommendation for "axing" the Texas Transportation .....- 6/2/2008 8:02:44 PM
Heh! K-Mart to Sell Abstinence Pants (salon) There's good and bad news!The good news is that the Sunset Advisory Commission this week will file a report with the legislature its recommendation for "axing" the Texas Transportation .....- 6/2/2008 3:54:00 PM
Most Americans WANT Presidents to Meet with our Enemies (salon) There's good and bad news!The good news is that the Sunset Advisory Commission this week will file a report with the legislature its recommendation for "axing" the Texas Transportation .....- 6/2/2008 3:42:07 PM
On *Religious Tolerance* Hypocrisy-More on the Friendswood Texas Muslim Info Shutout (salon) Wrote about this initially the other day here.  Someone commented on the initial post, and I started to reply in the comment, but am raising this to another post because there's much to say in re.....- 6/2/2008 3:26:26 PM
Clinton Pushes Her Bogus Popular Vote Plea In Puerto Rico Speech (salon) She can't count Michigan and it's ridic of her to do so. It doesn't matter anyway because the measure of a win is delegates, not the popular vote, which, again, she has NOT won. (But she'll say anythi.....- 6/1/2008 5:29:59 PM
Cracks me up! Meghan McCain-John McCain*s Kid-Wearing the Dreaded TERRORIST SCARF!!! (salon) She can't count Michigan and it's ridic of her to do so. It doesn't matter anyway because the measure of a win is delegates, not the popular vote, which, again, she has NOT won. (But she'll say anythi.....- 6/1/2008 10:56:26 AM
On Barack Obama Resigning from Trinity Church (salon) I'm with jobsanger that it's a shame he felt he had to resign. We here beileve, as the framers of the constitution did, that there shouldn't be any religious test for office, and that there shoul.....- 6/1/2008 10:44:42 AM
Friendswood is a Faith-Based Community? Backlash from Muslim Presentation (salon) I noticed an article in which some parents in Friendswood, Texas were upset that the school district scheduled a presentation in which 2 Muslim women did a cultural exchange presentation to junior hig.....- 6/1/2008 10:10:06 AM
Scorecard for Obama and Clinton-Obama 62.5 delegates away... Clinton 238 (salon) I confess that we watched the rules committee all day-how nerdy is that! (It was also hot outside and we didn't feel like being out). Most entertaining and I was glad to see the following of rules in .....- 5/31/2008 9:43:22 PM
No-bama? (pstern) Don't under-estimate what "new blood" can do in the White House after 8 years of lies, reckless expenditures (you call this fiscal conservatism?), tax cuts, abuse of presidential powers, a.k.....- 5/31/2008 6:33:36 PM
Property Tax & Appraisal Relief Urgently Needed (pstern) Dear Legislators: Most of you know me by now after 10 years or so of my writing about various issues and pieces of legislation.  Often we have agreed and sometimes not; however, the urgent i.....- 5/31/2008 6:04:22 PM
Geez. Judge Barbara Waltham Refuses to Reunite Parents with Children (salon) Really a little bizarre-was it a power play because she had been smacked down so thoroughly by the Texas Supreme Court? Even though CPS, the parents, attorneys, etc had worked out an agreement by whic.....- 5/31/2008 11:11:21 AM
Nancy Moore to Retire from GRISD (Curriculum Director at Elementary School) (salon) Really nice article in the Glen Rose Reporter Newspaper about Nancy Moore's retirement.  I've met her a couple of times and heard her speak at board meetings; just an excellent person, and I hope.....- 5/31/2008 10:40:56 AM
Doddering Gramps McCain Gets It Wrong AGAIN About Troop Levels (salon) It's ironic, isn't it? John McCain said he didn't know anything about economics, but he has hung his hat on his Iraq and military expertise. But he keeps on getting it WRONG. Remember how he's had to .....- 5/31/2008 10:27:03 AM
Bosque County Woman Gets Restraining Order Lifted-SO SHE CAN STEP ON HER OWN LAND (salon) Wrote about this before-classic oil and gas company that wanted to take a landowner's property to put in a pipeline. Apparently this got to the point that a restraining order was issued against Alice .....- 5/31/2008 10:07:00 AM
Bosque County News Editor Missing Since Wednesday- LaDawn Garland (salon) Weird. She went to the Waco Best Buy, called her husband... and then disappeared.Friday was the second day that investigators scanned thick, grassy areas and dips off roadways, thinking the white Dodg.....- 5/31/2008 9:55:26 AM
Bush Trying to BackDoor a SOFA Agreement with Al-Malaki (salon) We've said before here that Bush is trying to do a Status of Forces Agreement that would keep troops in Iraq by the behest of an *agreement* with Al-Malaki, deliberately not callling it a treaty so as.....- 5/31/2008 6:17:00 AM
Oppressive Taxation: Texas Homeowners Need to Fight Back! (pstern) Homeowners are damn angry!  and they should be.For the past decade Texas homeowners have stood by helplessly watching as the state diverted more and more of its constitutional responsibility onto.....- 5/31/2008 3:38:10 AM
Environmentalists and so-called Experts are Demanding a Change in Exxon's Pipeline Direction (pstern) An interesting predicament that can cost millions more for the oil company and yet there is some level of real concern for the local wild life.Can there be a merger of ideas and resolutions that will .....- 5/30/2008 7:11:38 PM
Video- Podemos Con Obama (salon) An interesting predicament that can cost millions more for the oil company and yet there is some level of real concern for the local wild life.Can there be a merger of ideas and resolutions that will .....- 5/30/2008 3:50:30 PM
I Love this video camera-at least from the website (salon) TheflipLooks like it would be a great vacay camera, easy to carry, able to record in a reasonably good resolution-and it saves what you record to a flash drive. I haven't read any reviews yet of it, s.....- 5/30/2008 3:37:24 PM
Will the Texas AG Stop Perry From Deleting His Emails Every 7 Days? (salon) Remember the guy from some other state that did an open records request to get Perry's email? And how surprised we all were that Perry not only doesn't back up his email, he deletes it often? .....- 5/30/2008 3:29:31 PM
Ve Vatch You On Ze Plane (salon) No privacy for YOU, Bub, on the plane. Not only are you now prodded and poked and spied upon and watched, and stuck in machines that look at you naked, but now there's plans to put cameras watching yo.....- 5/30/2008 3:23:11 PM
Heh. Somebody Has Made a documentary about Crawford (salon) I think this will be pretty interesting to watch. Everybody knows Bush went out and bought a farm right before he ran for office as president and Crawford was the eensy town nearby.Documentary filmmak.....- 5/30/2008 3:15:33 PM
Texas A&M CAN Be Sued for that Bonfire Tragedy back in 1999. (salon) I remember when that happened and it almost seems unbelieveable that it's taken almost 10 years to finally have a court say that the victims or relatives of victims can sue A&M.Twelve former Texas.....- 5/30/2008 3:10:04 PM
Thinking about vacay (salon) This pic from Socrafic Gadfly reminded me that there are beautiful spots in Texas, like the Palo Duro Canyon.Last year I went to Boston, MA, in a driving trip, saw stuff like Foamhenge, Graceland, and.....- 5/30/2008 2:35:19 PM
Video Fun-Master of the Internet (salon) This pic from Socrafic Gadfly reminded me that there are beautiful spots in Texas, like the Palo Duro Canyon.Last year I went to Boston, MA, in a driving trip, saw stuff like Foamhenge, Graceland, and.....- 5/30/2008 11:27:43 AM
Shocked! Boyd Richie Is Going to Endorse Obama (salon) This pic from Socrafic Gadfly reminded me that there are beautiful spots in Texas, like the Palo Duro Canyon.Last year I went to Boston, MA, in a driving trip, saw stuff like Foamhenge, Graceland, and.....- 5/29/2008 10:02:08 PM
Somervell County May Get Antler Restrictions -Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (salon) If I understand this article correctly, the reason for restricting the white-tailed deer that can be bagged is to increase the number of older white tail deer that can be hunted.Due to its overall suc.....- 5/29/2008 9:52:41 PM
Texas Supreme Court Smacks Down CPS-Return Kids to Parents (salon) That was quick.Child Protective Services should not have seized more than 450 children from the YFZ Ranch near Eldorado, the Texas Supreme Court ruled Thursday, moving families from the polygamist sec.....- 5/29/2008 4:49:02 PM
Bwahahahah- Video-Young Hillary Clinton (salon) That was quick.Child Protective Services should not have seized more than 450 children from the YFZ Ranch near Eldorado, the Texas Supreme Court ruled Thursday, moving families from the polygamist sec.....- 5/29/2008 1:39:20 PM
Air America Coming BACK to DFW (salon) Just got a message from DeeDee about AA inking a deal to broadcast in the area again via AM 1360, starting July 1st.  I'd like to listen to it, but honestly, I oculdn't hear it before when it bro.....- 5/29/2008 1:23:15 PM
McClellan Says In Book That Bush Personally Authorized Leak of Valerie Plame Identity (salon) Course McClellan said this LAST YEARPerhaps the biggest revelation from Scott McClellan's bombshell book about his time at the White House is that President Bush directly authorized the leak of Valeri.....- 5/29/2008 1:14:08 PM
I'm not buying Scott McClellan*s Book (salon) My reaction to this whole "Guess What, I am Now Telling You How Bush Lied about the War for Political Reasons and I also Know that Rove and Libby Lied about Plame" is... Meh! I don't believe.....- 5/29/2008 11:06:56 AM
So.. Dunkin Corporation JUDGES People on the Basis Of What They*re Wearing (salon) Dunkin Corporation, which has Dunkin Donus and Baskin Robbins,decided on the basis of right-wing nut job Michelle Maikin's pressure to remove an ad from the internet that showed Rachel Ray wearing a s.....- 5/29/2008 10:46:54 AM
Home Foreclosures: A New Population of Financially and Mentally Challenged (pstern) This is an addition to my several articles on my blog re: home foreclosures.It focuses briefly that in addition to being financially stressed Americans are being mentally challenged by the reality and.....- 5/29/2008 8:39:05 AM
Property Tax Time Again: Hunting Season Opens on Homeowners (pstern) I've been getting a lot of letters and phone calls from irate homeowners that their property taxes have shot-up again, so I'm going to post this one that I do every year after I update it.Property Tax.....- 5/28/2008 10:44:48 PM
Foreclosures Grow Despite False Sense of Economic Security in Texas (pstern) Despite my 10 years of writing about skyrocketing property taxes and ever-increasing home foreclosures, I will continue to sound like a "broken record" until more Texans and our legislators .....- 5/28/2008 8:07:06 PM
Video-Mario Brothers Set to Anime Music (salon) Despite my 10 years of writing about skyrocketing property taxes and ever-increasing home foreclosures, I will continue to sound like a "broken record" until more Texans and our legislators .....- 5/28/2008 7:20:30 PM
What Jane Austen Might Have Said About Clinton*s Assassination Comment (salon) I watched "Mansfield Park" again yesterday on the teevee (the version of the movie that was made sometime in the last 10 years). I, like a lot of women, am a big Jane Austen fan, and I like .....- 5/28/2008 5:09:31 PM
I'm Kind of Bored and Fed Up with the Election Right Now (salon) and I don't feel like talking about it.  I started to watch MSNBC this morning and saw Ron Christie talking about what the DNC ought to do about the Rules Committee and thought, well, WHY do I fr.....- 5/28/2008 3:34:57 PM
Bi-Partisan Congress Provides Small Amount of Relief to Middle Class (pstern) As I've stated many times, during the past decade we have seen our government, via various means that I already have touched on in other commentaries, has been causing the decline of our Middle C.....- 5/28/2008 11:29:21 AM
Fort Worth ISD Looking for Teachers (whitkat) Have you seen this sign?  If you have, you must be in Florida.  The teacher shortage at the Fort Worth ISD has caused it to expand its horizon all the way to the Sunshine State looking for a.....- 5/27/2008 6:41:09 PM
To Avoid Foreclosure, More Homeowners are Trying to Sell (pstern) Selling won't happen easily in the "hardest" real estate market in years.These are hard economic times.  They've been long coming.After continuing to claim that the U.S. econo.....- 5/27/2008 5:57:31 AM
Another Look at the Failure of the 2-Party System of the U.S. (pstern) I've been writing for the past 10 years how the 2-party system has failed Americans.  So, here's some more... A strong 3rd party will have little effect on positive change because the same t.....- 5/26/2008 1:30:25 PM
Just some facts about Bill Clinton and George W. Bush (pstern) As a lifelong member of the GOP, I still like to look at some facts when I hear complaints about Bill Clinton and praises of George Walker Bush. Under Clinton our budget had more than a $123 BILL.....- 5/25/2008 5:08:37 PM
High Prices at the Pumps: More on Oil Company Rip-Offs (pstern) Let's all blame those darned "Liberal Democrats" This article is dedicated to the people who buy into liberal-pointing-finger biases throughout the U.S. who would rather belie.....- 5/25/2008 3:46:56 PM
Salon Out Enjoying Memorial Day Weekend (salon) Let's all blame those darned "Liberal Democrats" This article is dedicated to the people who buy into liberal-pointing-finger biases throughout the U.S. who would rather belie.....- 5/25/2008 3:42:52 PM
Correction re: members of the Sunset Advisory Commission (pstern) I need to apologize to readers and make a correction to the commentary I wrote on the Sunset Commission.In that commentary I stated that the members are Perry special interests and appointed by t.....- 5/25/2008 11:21:33 AM
Property Tax Cuts Coming: More Promises by Perry & Craddick (pstern) So, what else is new?Perry and Craddick making more promises to hardworking Texans.  Ha-ha!According to an article:"It's an election year, so Texas Republicans are talking property-tax cuts .....- 5/24/2008 9:54:15 PM
Memorial Day: a time to remember and to help (pstern) Memorial has the implication and significance of the word, "memory" as in, remember our soldiers and Veterans who have lived and died for the U.S. Veterans from all times and wars share.....- 5/24/2008 9:46:53 AM
One More Thing About Assassinations (salon) I don't believe that it's appropriate, ever, to bring up assassination in conjunction with one's personal political plans.I lived in Dallas as a small child when Kennedy was assassinated. My elementar.....- 5/24/2008 6:55:52 AM
For the First Time, I Truly Think Hillary Clinton is Nuts (salon) I was watching the video clip of Hillary Clnton using an assassination reference yesterday and was appalled.I don't fall in with those that think she did it on purpose, God Forbid, as a way to send a .....- 5/24/2008 6:35:50 AM
'Free Trade' Imbalance is Killing the U.S. (pstern) For "Free Trade" to work it must be fair.The trade imbalance for the U.S. keeps on getting worse.Currently it's more than $800 BILLION --- that's how much more we import than we export.It's .....- 5/24/2008 12:44:22 AM
Pelosi is Just Another Politician (pstern) What we need are leaders, NOT more politicians.We need to freeze our debt and to start repaying it.We need to demand reciprocal trade agreements and stop letting countries like Japan, China and India .....- 5/23/2008 8:37:48 PM
When Will John Cornyn Denounce and Reject John Hagee? (salon) As everybody knows, John Hagee, who John McCAIN went after to GET his endorsement, is a total racist crazy. This is from February, 2008 before John McCain denounced Hagee.Cornyn has long political con.....- 5/23/2008 11:48:02 AM
McCain to Bush-Help Me Raise Money-Just Don*t Be Seen With Me! (salon) Remember seeing this before? With John Cornyn, for one, who wanted Bush's MONEY but for him, because Bush is SO UNPOPULAR, to stay away from him on the campaign trail or at public appearances. Makes m.....- 5/23/2008 10:51:22 AM
John *No Straight Talk Here* McCain*s Lobbying Problems O Day (salon) Remember seeing this before? With John Cornyn, for one, who wanted Bush's MONEY but for him, because Bush is SO UNPOPULAR, to stay away from him on the campaign trail or at public appearances. Makes m.....- 5/23/2008 10:34:43 AM
ENOUGH with the *Breaking News* Crapola on Cable News (salon) Especially lately I've had the television on during the day in case any political speeches come on. Like, yesterday, I wanted to watch and hear Obama when he was doing his speeches in Florida. But the.....- 5/23/2008 10:24:23 AM
Heh. Unhappy Verizon Customer (salon) Especially lately I've had the television on during the day in case any political speeches come on. Like, yesterday, I wanted to watch and hear Obama when he was doing his speeches in Florida. But the.....- 5/23/2008 9:58:25 AM
Article points out Bush's 'War Crimes and Misdemeanors' (pstern) Just read an interesting article in the Baltimore Chronicle suggesting various issues on torture, decision-making in Iraq, etc.Before you point more fingers at a "liberal conspiracy&quo.....- 5/23/2008 7:55:15 AM
Dismantle the Sunset Advisory Commission (pstern) The verdict is in from the Sunset Commission regarding the TDI and insurance industry.  It doesn't look good for hardworking Texans!I will paraphrase the Commission's report on the Texas Departme.....- 5/22/2008 9:09:52 PM
Texas Board of Education Says Screw You to English Teachers (salon) Led by its social conservative bloc, the board rejected a curriculum proposal written and backed by several teacher associations – including those representing English teachers – and inste.....- 5/22/2008 4:57:36 PM
Gramps McCain Touting His New Diet of Metamusil (salon) Led by its social conservative bloc, the board rejected a curriculum proposal written and backed by several teacher associations – including those representing English teachers – and inste.....- 5/22/2008 4:54:32 PM
Hilar Video- Satire on Holy Grail and Clinton Fighting On (salon) Led by its social conservative bloc, the board rejected a curriculum proposal written and backed by several teacher associations – including those representing English teachers – and inste.....- 5/22/2008 4:53:10 PM
Why Doesn*t Clinton Tell Her Followers NOT TO BE RACIST? (salon) She doesn't seem to have a problem in the last few days with complaining about sexism. I asked the question above back in April because it seemed to me that if Clinton WAS NOT trying to play games to .....- 5/22/2008 4:46:33 PM
Oh Please. McCAIN Attacks Obama for Obama*s Lack of Military Service (salon) So what, now? YOu can't have an opinion on whether veterans should get certain benefits UNLESS YOU WERE IN THE MIILITARY? Ooops. I guess we better go look at the chicken hawks in Congress and tell the.....- 5/22/2008 3:59:13 PM
Nancy Pelosi Speaks for ME-You Can Be A Woman and NOT WANT CLINTON (salon) So what, now? YOu can't have an opinion on whether veterans should get certain benefits UNLESS YOU WERE IN THE MIILITARY? Ooops. I guess we better go look at the chicken hawks in Congress and tell the.....- 5/22/2008 3:51:35 PM
John McCain Sought John Hagee*s Endorsement-NOW He Repudiates Him (salon) I guess it was the Hitler comments-I mean, it's hard to be sucking up to the Jewish community in Florida if they know that you ASKED for the endorsement of a crazy kook who said that Hitler was used b.....- 5/22/2008 3:45:13 PM
Texas had NO RIGHT TO TAKE the 400 CHILDREN from the Polygamist Camp-Court Rules (salon) I haven't said too much about what's been going on, but we've had heated discussions about it here at home. What first offended me was that all those kids were going to be given mandatory DNA testing......- 5/22/2008 3:37:03 PM
Clinton's Campaign Spokesman Wolfson Says Obama Nom Legit Even Without Florida or Michigan (salon) I haven't said too much about what's been going on, but we've had heated discussions about it here at home. What first offended me was that all those kids were going to be given mandatory DNA testing......- 5/22/2008 12:46:56 PM
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