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Robertson *Booger* County Creek Takes a Drink-Of Waste From Injection Well (salon) From a Robertson County reader:Could it be a Booger County creek takes a drink? After all, it's been dry for a while. When you do it this way, it saves on the need for a lot of waste injection wells!!.....- 3/28/2008 6:48:10 PM
Message from Boyd Ritchie-the Texas County Conventions have NOT been cancelled (salon) Dear fellow Democrat,In recent weeks, the Texas Democratic Party has seen an unprecedented surge in participation, particularly in our Convention process. Thanks to our two outstanding candidates, Tex.....- 3/28/2008 6:30:34 PM
Why Isn't it the Media's Job to Call out Discrepancies? (salon) I was watching a *news* show on cable the other day and the moderator was asking why it was that Obama and hsi supporters hadn't made the rounds to every talk show to counter some Clinton BS. The .....- 3/28/2008 1:17:44 PM
Hillary Clinton Deathwatch (salon) From SlateTo start off, we're putting her odds at a generous 12 percent. (Last week, a Clinton campaign official gave her one-in-10 odds.) At the moment, polls indicate that Obama has survived the Jer.....- 3/28/2008 12:38:55 PM
How Did Sid Miller (Tx House Dist 59) Vote on Tuition Deregulation? (salon) The other day, Peter Stern commented here about the raising of tuition at University of Texas, that UT is experiencing the FOURTH tuition increase since deregulation was passed. And then yesterday I n.....- 3/28/2008 1:10:05 PM
Ugh. Think Texas Teacher's PENSIONS Ought to be Tied to Toll Road Investments? (salon) I'm sure that there are some people in the state of Texas who are all for taking people's land to build toll roads and who don't care about the less fortunate who might not be able to afford toll road.....- 3/28/2008 12:05:31 PM
Barack Obama I Bet On You Ad (salon) I'm sure that there are some people in the state of Texas who are all for taking people's land to build toll roads and who don't care about the less fortunate who might not be able to afford toll road.....- 3/28/2008 11:41:40 AM
What's Hillary Hiding? Tax Returns and Pork (salon) Clinton’s refusal to sign the oath of transparency, coupled with her missing tax returns and aversion to share her pork-project requests, suggests that she hasn’t passed the threshold test.....- 3/28/2008 11:36:44 AM
Terror in the Skies-Collusion Between FAA and Airlines with Uninspected Airplanes (salon) Suppose that Southwest Airlnes knew that its aircraft had cracks in them, and then voluntarily offered that information in order to avoid FAA fines. Suppose further that instead of actually fixing the.....- 3/28/2008 11:34:05 AM
The Dilbert Doll (salon) Someone needs to invent a Dilbert doll for the office that mirrors your mood during the day as the life force is drained from your body. I imagine the little doll sitting there looking all bright and .....- 3/28/2008 7:39:09 AM
WTF is WRONG with the Clintons???? Bill Clinton Praises John McCain (salon) Someone needs to invent a Dilbert doll for the office that mirrors your mood during the day as the life force is drained from your body. I imagine the little doll sitting there looking all bright and .....- 3/27/2008 6:58:35 PM
Gramps McCain- Plagiarist (salon) Someone needs to invent a Dilbert doll for the office that mirrors your mood during the day as the life force is drained from your body. I imagine the little doll sitting there looking all bright and .....- 3/27/2008 4:46:31 PM
Terrorism In New Braunfels! Principal Threatens to Kill Science Teachers Over TAKS Test Results (salon) Anita White, who taught at New Braunfels Middle School for 18 years before being transferred this month to the district's Learning Center, said Principal John Burks made the threat in a Jan. 21 meetin.....- 3/27/2008 4:01:38 PM
Geez. What Happened to Grapevine, Texas? The Gaylord Texan Resort (salon) I used to live up in North Texas and sometimes we'd go out to Grapevine to the park. One of the companies I worked for in north Dallas had a company picnic out there one year. I don't know if it's sti.....- 3/27/2008 3:47:47 PM
North Central Texas Council of Governments Holding Back Their Population Data Report (salon) Apparently there's a big discrepancy between what THEY say the population estimates are versus the US government. Since they're so heavily involved in stuff like taking people's property through emine.....- 3/27/2008 3:27:51 PM
About the Texas Ethics Commission- Where's the Accountability? (salon) As I've been reading Sid Miller's campaign finance report, I've been wondering just how one is able to verify what campaign money was used for. For example, Miller bought a rug from some place out in .....- 3/27/2008 3:09:54 PM
39 Percent Perry Still Pushing Privatized Sale of the Lottery-Does His Son Still Work for the Lobbyist? (salon) Does anyone REALLY believe, as we head into a huge ecomonic fiasco, that privatizing functions that use our taxmoney WITHOUT much OVERSIGHT, is a good thing? Apparently Governor Perry, who is .....- 3/27/2008 11:23:34 AM
Couple of Comments about the Somervell County Texas County Convention (salon) My own personal observations. As I've said before, I can't remember a time in Somervell County, at least since I've lived here, that we had precinct conventions. I've also lived in Texas a long time a.....- 3/27/2008 10:52:14 AM
Ernie Casbeer (Running against Sid Miller for Tx House Dist 59) Gets Independent Texans Endorsement (salon) From CasbeerI trust all of you had a Happy Easter. Cat and I really enjoyed the grandkids today as our family gathered for this special day. I received a call from Linda Curtis of Independent Texans y.....- 3/27/2008 10:19:23 AM
No Thanks! Voting for Gramps McCain Would Be Voting for a Third Bush Term (salon) From CasbeerI trust all of you had a Happy Easter. Cat and I really enjoyed the grandkids today as our family gathered for this special day. I received a call from Linda Curtis of Independent Texans y.....- 3/27/2008 10:16:05 AM
Clinton's Positive Ratings Dip-Gee, Could it be the Smarmy Way She Runs Her Campaign? (salon)  U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's positive rating has dropped to a new low of 37 percent in an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released on Wednesday.According to the poll, th.....- 3/27/2008 9:29:28 AM
Stop The TTC & Tolls Across Texas Rally in Austin on April 5th (salon) WHAT:STOP THE TTC & TOLLS ACROSS TEXAS RALLY, with a march down Congress Avenue then rally on the south Capitol steps in AustinWHO:Texas farmers, ranchers, and ordinary citizens from all over Texa.....- 3/27/2008 9:26:54 AM
Texas English Teachers Fight Board Mandated Lists (salon) Good!Scores of English teachers urged the State Board of Education on Wednesday to reject proposed curriculum standards that would spell out what literary works their students should read, insisting t.....- 3/27/2008 9:17:01 AM
Sid Miller (Tx House Dist 59) Campaign Contributions from A&M PAC (salon) As noted before, I also wanted to look more closely at one of the contributors to Sid Miller's campaign, that is, the A&M PAC. This is from the January 2008 TEC reportA&M Pac 1500First up, I w.....- 3/27/2008 9:08:14 AM
Sid Miller's Jan 2008 TEC Campaign Contributions- Harold Simmons-Dumping Radioactive Waste Near Water (salon) There were a couple of contributors on Miller's Jan 2008 report that I wanted to talk about in a little more depath.Harold Simmons Contran Entrepreneu 1000Who's Harold Simmons? From TPJ's Lobby Watch .....- 3/27/2008 8:25:43 AM
Watching Clinton Self-Destruct is a Sport-Now Her Stooge Trashes David Trimble (salon) Who? Oh, yeah, the guy who co-won the Nobel Peace Prize for bringing peace to Ireland, who called Hillary Clinton *silly* and said she was a cheerleader. For some bizarre reason, probably because ther.....- 3/26/2008 11:03:08 PM
Laughing-MORE About Clinton's Bosnia Lies-This time from the guy flying the plane (salon) Who? Oh, yeah, the guy who co-won the Nobel Peace Prize for bringing peace to Ireland, who called Hillary Clinton *silly* and said she was a cheerleader. For some bizarre reason, probably because ther.....- 3/26/2008 10:57:26 PM
StrongArming the DNC-Or Shall We Call it Blackmail? By Hillary Clinton (salon) Not only is she a liar but now she's a thug, too. We have been strong supporters of the DCCC. We therefore urge you to clarify your position on super-delegates and reflect in your comments a .....- 3/26/2008 8:33:32 PM
More from the World of Deregulation: 4th Tuition Increase in 2.5 Years by UT (pstern) Liars again!Deregulation rears its ugly head again. Thanks once again to Gov. Rick "39-percent" Perry and his "merry band of legislative brigands" for pushing through and approving.....- 3/26/2008 3:00:26 PM
More Hillary Snark- Video Of Her With Sniper Fire in Bosnia (salon) Liars again!Deregulation rears its ugly head again. Thanks once again to Gov. Rick "39-percent" Perry and his "merry band of legislative brigands" for pushing through and approving.....- 3/26/2008 1:41:33 PM
Would you Pay $35 Apiece To see a Movie? (salon) Liars again!Deregulation rears its ugly head again. Thanks once again to Gov. Rick "39-percent" Perry and his "merry band of legislative brigands" for pushing through and approving.....- 3/26/2008 1:38:13 PM
Sheesh! Delaware Teacher Tells Student that Obama is Scary and a Muslim (salon) Liars again!Deregulation rears its ugly head again. Thanks once again to Gov. Rick "39-percent" Perry and his "merry band of legislative brigands" for pushing through and approving.....- 3/26/2008 1:34:03 PM
I Don't Get This-If Clinton Not the Nominee, Some Would Vote for ... Gramps McCain? (salon) I not only read this gallop poll but was told this recently, that if Clinton got the nomination, it would be McCain that would get the vote. That's just CRAZY. Makes me wonder if maybe some of the peo.....- 3/26/2008 12:45:01 PM
McCain Lie O Day- No Confidence in Bush Before the Surge (salon) I not only read this gallop poll but was told this recently, that if Clinton got the nomination, it would be McCain that would get the vote. That's just CRAZY. Makes me wonder if maybe some of the peo.....- 3/26/2008 12:23:33 PM
Has D B Cooper's Parachute Been Found? (salon) I not only read this gallop poll but was told this recently, that if Clinton got the nomination, it would be McCain that would get the vote. That's just CRAZY. Makes me wonder if maybe some of the peo.....- 3/26/2008 12:16:57 PM
You Must be Kidding! Texas PUC Wants to Regulate SOLAR ENERGY (salon) I've always thought that the reason alternative powers such as wind and solar haven't been pushed by ulility companies is that they couldn't figure out a way to charge for power that comes... FREE. We.....- 3/26/2008 12:09:05 PM
Current Pastor of HIllary Clinton's Former UMC Church Defends Reverend Wright (salon) He wasn't the pastor when Clinton went there, but I like what he said.The Reverend Jeremiah Wright is an outstanding church leader whom I have heard speak a number of times. He has served for decades .....- 3/26/2008 12:04:45 PM
Clintons Must Now Retire the *Vast Right Wing Conspiracy* Phrase (salon) Sheesh. Hasn't even been a year since Hillary Clinton again dragged out that phrase which was used, of course, initially when she was protesting that the media was after her pure and innocent hubby. F.....- 3/26/2008 11:40:10 AM
Heh. Clinton *That Was No Little Girl-That was a Covert Ops Midget Sniper* (salon) Andy Borowitz never fails to amuse.Defending his wife against charges that she had yet again fabricated her exploits while First Lady, former President Bill Clinton told CNN's John King that "Dem.....- 3/26/2008 11:07:55 AM
Clinton's Excuse for Her Bosnia Lie? *I was Sleep-Deprived* (salon) Hillary Clinton burnishing her foreign policy experience in Bosnia.Oh. So the many times she said it over months and months, she was ALSO sleep-deprived? When did she plan to wake up? oh, Right. When .....- 3/26/2008 10:57:28 AM
Hillary Clinton Can Forget About ME Changing my Delegate Vote For Her (salon) I honestly can say I've never felt more disgusted about someone in political office, other than Bush, in my lifetime. Her campaign hinted around a bit ago about how delegates could change their vote a.....- 3/26/2008 10:31:28 AM
*Cheerleader* Clinton and her Tea Pot-Baloney Resume Point #2 Debunked (salon) "I use this every day in my private kitchen"Remember reading recently about how HIllary Clnton's claims to have brought peace to Ireland were deemed *silly* by the Nobel Peace Prize Winner w.....- 3/26/2008 9:52:56 AM
Flying in New York? No Fresh Water or Toilets for YOU If You get Stuck on the Tarmac (salon) Although the first-of-its kind bill had barely gotten off the ground, the court said the measure was well-intentioned but only the government can regulate airlines, CBS News transportation and consume.....- 3/26/2008 9:04:50 AM
So, Where are the Property Tax Exemptions for 100% Disabled Veterans? (pstern) Last year members of the Texas legislature made themselves appear to be "heroes" by approving the bill of a total property tax exemption for 100% Disabled Veterans. The truth is that .....- 3/25/2008 7:45:16 PM
Bwahahahah-Clinton Says She *Misspoke* About Wrestling Bin Laden (salon) Heh. From Andy BorowitzIn an appearance on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday, Sen. Clinton told host Tim Russert, "I wrestled bin Laden in his cave in 1998 and had him pinned to the ground before th.....- 3/25/2008 9:40:54 AM
Heh! MORE Video Slam on Hillary Clinton's Bosnia Experience (salon) Heh. From Andy BorowitzIn an appearance on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday, Sen. Clinton told host Tim Russert, "I wrestled bin Laden in his cave in 1998 and had him pinned to the ground before th.....- 3/25/2008 9:23:30 AM
Geez. Fox News Says John McCain's Repeated Screwups About Iran are a *Senior Moment* (salon) Leaving aside the issue of John McCain, who is a loose cannon hothead, and his age, (and laughing a bit to think that THIS IS HOW FOX NEWS SUPPORTS HIM????? heh) , that was NOT just a *senior moment* .....- 3/25/2008 7:58:50 AM
Two More Mashups About Hillary Clinton's Bosnia Experience (salon) Leaving aside the issue of John McCain, who is a loose cannon hothead, and his age, (and laughing a bit to think that THIS IS HOW FOX NEWS SUPPORTS HIM????? heh) , that was NOT just a *senior moment* .....- 3/24/2008 8:00:28 PM
No Longer Going to Watch ANY Show that Pat Buchanon Shows Up On (salon) I've long thought that Pat Buchanan lives at MSNBC under a desk somewhere, where, when they need a racist white guy to spout off about something, they go shrug him awake and trot him out on camera. I .....- 3/24/2008 1:23:46 PM
Why People Might Not Like to Have Gas Processing Plants In Their Neighborhood (salon) I've long thought that Pat Buchanan lives at MSNBC under a desk somewhere, where, when they need a racist white guy to spout off about something, they go shrug him awake and trot him out on camera. I .....- 3/24/2008 12:18:39 PM
Oh, Please. Clinton Says we need a *Commander in Chief* of the Ecomony (salon) Just ... STop. From a speech Clinton apparently gave today in Philadelphia. I can't listen to it because I cannot stand her.Commander in Chief is a title in our peculiar democracy that refers to the M.....- 3/24/2008 12:14:19 PM
I Thought About Getting an E-Book Reader, But I like to OWN Books, not just rent them (salon) I like to read and I've been reading about e-book readers for the past few years. The idea of being able to download a book into a reader and take it everywhere, and have it function like a regular pa.....- 3/23/2008 12:57:11 PM
Is this Hillary Clinton sign appropriate in the GRISD building? (pharper) Received a hot tip that there was a Hillary Clinton sign in a window at a GRISD building so went hunting for it yesterday and here it is:A query has been sent into Wayne Rotan, GRISD Superintendent, t.....- 3/23/2008 1:04:29 PM
Sid Miller (TX House Dist 59) January 2008 TEC Report-Expenditures (salon) Posted a bit ago about the receipts to Miller's campaign. Now for the expenditures, just pulling out the ones that look interesting to me, you can see them all here. Remember when you look at the date.....- 3/23/2008 11:13:05 AM
Sid Miller (Tx House Dist 59) TEC Report for January 2008-Campaign Contributions (salon) Sid Miller (right) and some other short guyI think it's interesting to see both who's paying to Sid Miller's campaign and what kind of expense receipts he has. Seems that Sid Miller never met a lobbyi.....- 3/23/2008 10:26:52 AM
Clinton has to win 67% of remaining 8 states to catch Obama (joe) States left and number of pledged delegates each state has:Indiana - 72Kentucky - 51Montana - 16North Carolina - 115Oregon - 52Pennsylvania - 158South Dakota - 15West Virginia - 28Total number of pled.....- 3/23/2008 12:54:09 AM
If Obama gains 37 more superdelegates than Clinton, she will have to drop out (joe) Her current claim is that she has more superdelegates...but if 37 superdelegates commit to Obama then Clinton leads in nothing. Obama will then lead in popular vote, states won, and superdelegates...s.....- 3/23/2008 12:16:44 AM
More Hillary Clinton Resume *Inflation*-This Time About Family and Medical Leave Act (salon) Hillary Clinton has claimed that she helped get the Family and Medical Leave Act passed.Now, that sounds like she worked hard to get the FMLA put into law, that her efforts really made a difference. H.....- 3/22/2008 3:21:41 PM
Heh! WaPost Gives Clinton's Bosnia Sniper Story FOUR PINNOCHIOS (salon) It's to laugh, isn't it?Had Hillary Clinton's plane come "under sniper fire" in March 1996, we would certainly have heard about it long before now. Numerous reporters, including The Washingt.....- 3/22/2008 1:08:23 PM
Bwahhahah- *This Is Spinal Tap* style Barack Obama Song Parody (salon) It's to laugh, isn't it?Had Hillary Clinton's plane come "under sniper fire" in March 1996, we would certainly have heard about it long before now. Numerous reporters, including The Washingt.....- 3/22/2008 12:35:35 PM
If you're ON the DCCC, Then Don't Act LIke You're Independent - Debbie Wasserman Schultz (salon) Nothing stops people from being registered independents. But if you're going to take money from Democrats and be on a committee that is supposed to espouse the Democratic Party, then don't suck up to .....- 3/22/2008 12:10:06 PM
Oral Roberts, Fred Phelps, Franklin Graham, & Jeremiah Wright...a few of the controversial preachers. (joe) With these individuals being supported by various presidents and candidates from all walks of life...what is the message? Is the message that the folks that were hit by Katrina that they got what was .....- 3/22/2008 11:35:48 AM
Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) On Obama vs Clinton in our district (salon) As the subhead in the Waco Tribune has itWell-liked vs. well-establishedU.S. Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco, said Clinton had a 36-year head start and a 20-percentage-point lead in the polls in Texas befor.....- 3/22/2008 10:36:57 AM
Mukasey hints that warrantless spying is still happening (joe) I was struck by a statement in an interview that AG Mukasey did yesterday. It was from Terry Frieden and it was talking about this law that expired and how shocked he was that it expired...When t.....- 3/22/2008 9:23:57 AM
Who put this in the Paluxy River?...upstream from Big Rock Park in Glen Rose!! (pharper) I was doing some investigating because someone had mentioned to me that folks were dumping stuff into the Paluxy River that they shouldn't be. Sure enough in the Paluxy River bed is this huge man.....- 3/22/2008 12:19:54 AM
Video-Clinton's REAL Experience in Bosnia Versus Her BS (salon) We've already had a number of posts in which we slashed open the hot air balloon that is Clinton's foreign policy experience. Here's another blast gone.As HuffPo saysIf you're Hillary Clinton and you'.....- 3/21/2008 7:51:09 PM
Video-The French Thank John McCain for Airbus over Boeing (salon) We've already had a number of posts in which we slashed open the hot air balloon that is Clinton's foreign policy experience. Here's another blast gone.As HuffPo saysIf you're Hillary Clinton and you'.....- 3/21/2008 6:24:48 PM
Heh! Video-*It's Raining McCain* (salon) We've already had a number of posts in which we slashed open the hot air balloon that is Clinton's foreign policy experience. Here's another blast gone.As HuffPo saysIf you're Hillary Clinton and you'.....- 3/21/2008 6:20:32 PM
Racism in my own extended family (salon) I wanted to say something about my own views of race and my family. I'm a suburb kid and grew up largely in white suburban areas far outside of big cities. I can't recall ever being in school with any.....- 3/21/2008 4:54:12 PM
Girl in Hillary Clinton's 3am ad makes her own video (salon) I wanted to say something about my own views of race and my family. I'm a suburb kid and grew up largely in white suburban areas far outside of big cities. I can't recall ever being in school with any.....- 3/21/2008 4:22:32 PM
Clinton has virtually no chance of winning (salon) FINALLY an article that spells it out.Her own campaign acknowledges there is no way that she will finish ahead in pledged delegates. That means the only way she wins is if Democratic superdelegates ar.....- 3/21/2008 2:39:44 PM
Obama News O Day- Governor Richardson Endorses Him.. and videos (salon) I'm going to try, I really really am, to put all the Obama news I come across into ONE post (or maybe two) per day. I can't help but think that Clinton cannot be happy that Bill Richardson is endorsin.....- 3/21/2008 2:29:41 PM
Heh! Dilbert on Hospital Mistake (salon) I'm going to try, I really really am, to put all the Obama news I come across into ONE post (or maybe two) per day. I can't help but think that Clinton cannot be happy that Bill Richardson is endorsin.....- 3/21/2008 1:52:41 PM
Bwahahah-Monica Lewinsky Releases Her White House Schedule (salon) from BorowitzMs. Lewinsky hoped that in releasing the schedule she would put to rest nagging questions about her role in the Northern Ireland peace talks and the controversial NAFTA trade agreement.&n.....- 3/21/2008 12:25:26 PM
McBlogger's Daddy's Joke O Day (salon) from BorowitzMs. Lewinsky hoped that in releasing the schedule she would put to rest nagging questions about her role in the Northern Ireland peace talks and the controversial NAFTA trade agreement.&n.....- 3/21/2008 12:19:34 PM
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