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About Soon-To-Be-Gone-Bush: The Awful Truth Makes Me Laugh (salon) Desk D.C. insists the White House is being royally snubbed—by its own party! See, the Potomac poop is that none of the (Republican) White House hopefuls are returning calls from any of the curre.....- 2/7/2008 8:21:53 PM
Rather Than Surrender to Terror, Mitt Romney QUITS! Or did his wife say Hey, Too Much Moolah! (salon) I was watching MSNBC a little bit this morning (at least until Crazy Uncle Fester McCain came on and MSNBC, instead of talking over him like they did earlier for Obama's speech, actualyl played what h.....- 2/7/2008 8:12:44 PM
McCain- Less Jobs More War (salon) I was watching MSNBC a little bit this morning (at least until Crazy Uncle Fester McCain came on and MSNBC, instead of talking over him like they did earlier for Obama's speech, actualyl played what h.....- 2/7/2008 7:00:13 PM
Greater Texas Peacejam Youth Conference, in Houston March 29-30 (salon) The two-day PeaceJam youth conference, which always features the personal appearance of a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, will be held March 29-30, 2008 on the University of Houston campus.Featured will b.....- 2/7/2008 6:38:05 PM
TCEQ Recommends Somervell County be part of Central Texas (Trinity Aquifer) Groundwater District (salon) This report presents the updated PGMA study for the Central Texas - Trinity Aquifer - area, includingBell, Bosque, Brown, Callahan, Comanche, Coryell, Eastland, Erath, Falls, Hamilton, Hill, Lampasas,.....- 2/7/2008 10:05:48 AM
$49 Million Approved for Waco VA Construction (salon) The Department of Veterans Affairs has approved five construction projects at the Waco VA Hospital totaling $49 million, Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco, announced Wednesday.The announcement, which comes ju.....- 2/7/2008 9:13:53 AM
Oops! Clinton Had to Self Fund Her Campaign to the Tune of 5 Million Smacks (salon) plus some of her workers are working for FREE, she was paying that creepy guy Mark Penn $4.3 million and, another oops, her husband slammed the use of personal funds for a campaign. Meanwhile, Obama i.....- 2/7/2008 9:03:49 AM
HAVE to make fun of this wrinkle ad (salon) I've seen this ad around lately while I've been reading articles online and it always cracks me up. I took out the name of the product. There isn't any way this woman looks like the AFTER picture eith.....- 2/6/2008 6:19:02 PM
Jon Stewart on Clinton's Appearance on Hallmark Channel (salon) I've seen this ad around lately while I've been reading articles online and it always cracks me up. I took out the name of the product. There isn't any way this woman looks like the AFTER picture eith.....- 2/6/2008 5:12:03 PM
More Republican Corruption-the NRCC Investigated by the FBI for Auditing Fraud (salon) Top House Republicans were told in recent days that a former employee of their campaign committee may have forged an official audit during the contentious 2006 election cycle and that they should brac.....- 2/6/2008 4:43:11 PM
I've been watching, all afternoon, the Texas Lege/TXDOT hearing from this week (salon) All right. I admit this is politico-nerdy but it has been more entertaining than any teevee Who-Dun-It could possibly be.  I mean, here you have a situation where the Texas Lege appropriates mone.....- 2/6/2008 4:38:59 PM
Book Rec: Smells LIke Dead Elephants: Dispatches from a Rotting Empire (salon) by Matt Taibbi. Great, great book, and it reminds me of how the Republicans ran this country into the ground.. As he says at the end..you can boil the whole sordid mess downto a few basic concepts. Sl.....- 2/6/2008 4:27:21 PM
What is John McCain's Response To the White House Admission of Waterboarding? (salon) From BalkinizationWill you condemn the White House for its latest admission? Will you say to the President what you said to Rudy Giuliani back in October?"All I can say is that it was used in the.....- 2/6/2008 3:42:26 PM
Verizon, Unlike AT&T and Comcast, doesn't want to snoop on their customers (salon) From BalkinizationWill you condemn the White House for its latest admission? Will you say to the President what you said to Rudy Giuliani back in October?"All I can say is that it was used in the.....- 2/6/2008 2:43:41 PM
TIVO-*Ve Know Vat You are Vatching*- On the Superbowl Ads (salon) Consumerists entry on Tivo saying that the puking baby from Etrade was the most watched ad. IF that's true and it wasn't just that everyone was making a beer run right then, then it was people who wer.....- 2/6/2008 1:49:59 PM
Mandatory Spanish Class Ticks off Grapevine (Texas) Mom (salon) When I was a child in elementary school at Bunker Hill Elementary in Houston, we were taught Spanish. At the time, there was a comic strip in the paper called "Buenos Dias" that, as I recall.....- 2/6/2008 1:22:15 PM
So how DID *Super Tuesday* Come out? (salon) We stayed up till late watching MSNBC, although I was dozing part of the time, plus I don't really trust projected results until after, oh, say, 80 percent of them come in. I think the *news* people d.....- 2/6/2008 12:25:07 PM
TxDOT's $1.1 Billion Accounting Error- NOT the Texas Lege's Fault- but Bookkeeping (salon) and the Texas Lege is not happy about it. What's funny is that, without Ric Williamson (who died recently) there to keep off the questions,the whole ugly story was laid bare to the aghast.Bottom line:.....- 2/6/2008 12:15:57 PM
What Happens If a Tornado Hits a Natural Gas Plant? Ka-BOOOM!!!!!! (Hartsville, TN) (salon) There was no one working at the Columbia Gulf Transmission Co. plant when it erupted Tuesday night and sent flames shooting hundreds of feet in the air, said Brent Archer, a spokesman for Houston-base.....- 2/6/2008 12:08:36 PM
Podcast of Susan Criss Talking About Her Qualifications for Texas State Supreme Court (salon) There was no one working at the Columbia Gulf Transmission Co. plant when it erupted Tuesday night and sent flames shooting hundreds of feet in the air, said Brent Archer, a spokesman for Houston-base.....- 2/6/2008 12:04:50 PM
Andy Borowitz: What if you're a Racist or Misogynist? Democratic Election Posts a Challenge (salon) heh.Across the U.S., voters who describe themselves as both racist and sexist complain that the two-person field, while touted by the media as history-making, is forcing them to ask a difficult questi.....- 2/6/2008 12:03:16 PM
So.. McConnell Can't Say Whether Waterboarding is Legal, but Bush's spokesman CAN??????? (salon) The White House today defended the use of the interrogation technique known as waterboarding, saying it is legal — not torture as critics argue — and has saved American lives.President Bus.....- 2/6/2008 11:50:30 AM
Bush Continues to Insist, Mafia-Style, That the Telecoms MUST GET IMMUNITY or he'll veto bill (salon) I've heard some of the congressmen say this already-If Bush is REALLY so concerned about making sure that the country is safe from terrorism and even ONE DAY of not having a bill about it would cause .....- 2/6/2008 11:41:52 AM
Ted Haggard Gets an Incomplete (salon) from SlogIn January 2007, Ted Haggard voluntarily agreed to enter a process of spiritual restoration. He has selected Phoenix First Assembly and Pastor Tommy Barnett as his local church fellowship and.....- 2/6/2008 11:35:39 AM
Andy Borowitz On Why It's So Hard to Quit John Kerry (salon) hehI'm with him. I get emails all the time from candidates for this and that, some that are running in other dang states, and I KNOW I didn't give them my email. Occassionally, I will click the little.....- 2/6/2008 11:21:08 AM
CIA's Michael Hayden Says that the US DOES Torture-Waterboarding used 3 times (salon) hehI'm with him. I get emails all the time from candidates for this and that, some that are running in other dang states, and I KNOW I didn't give them my email. Occassionally, I will click the little.....- 2/6/2008 11:17:37 AM
Stormtrooper tactics to change border towns because of a wall-Eagle Pass, Texas (salon) With its motto "Where Yee-Hah meets Ole," Eagle Pass is a border town that prides itself on being both Tex and Mex, a community with many cultural and financial ties that bind it to its sist.....- 2/6/2008 11:11:19 AM
Our Intrusive Government- FBI Wants Your Palm Prints, Eye Scans and Tattoo Mappings to put in massive database (salon) The bureau is expected to announce in coming days the awarding of a $1 billion, 10-year contract to help create the database that will compile an array of biometric information -- from palm prints to .....- 2/6/2008 10:53:41 AM
*You Must Comply With our 666 Card Directives*- OR ELSE- Real ID On the March (salon) As you read this article, remember that a number of states have passed legislation that they will NOT comply with the Bush administration's intrusive, privacy-destroying and Big Brotherish Real ID cat.....- 2/6/2008 10:49:34 AM
Chesapeake Energy Donates Money for Road Repairs in Johnson County TX (salon) Now, on the one hand one might say that 's real nice of Chesapeake. On the other, of Chesapeake Energy causes road damage, oughtn't they pay for repairs AS A MATTER OF COURSE? Instead of, sort of, put.....- 2/6/2008 10:27:56 AM
Fisher-Riza's Been Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison for Murdering her infant Daughter (salon) Now, on the one hand one might say that 's real nice of Chesapeake. On the other, of Chesapeake Energy causes road damage, oughtn't they pay for repairs AS A MATTER OF COURSE? Instead of, sort of, put.....- 2/6/2008 10:20:49 AM
Snarky McCain Separated at Birth Pic (salon) I can't remember which day it was that the teevee *news* showed Cindy McCain over and over with her hair in some kind of a huge beehive, but not on TOP of her head, but this big growth-looking thing b.....- 2/6/2008 12:02:23 AM
John Mellencamp Wants John MCain to QUIT USING HIS SONGS on the campaign stump (salon) like Our Country. Rolling Stone via Dungeon DiaryUpdate: John McCain removes "Our Country" and "Pink Houses" from his playlist."Are you sure you want to use his music to promo.....- 2/5/2008 11:40:33 PM
Countrywide Made Loans Based on Racism?-NO WONDER the CEO was so flush with moolah (salon) Most of my troubles with Countrywide began when I was told I needed put customers in more exotic products such as the "No Income-No Ratio (NINA)," "Stated Income-Stated Assets (SISA),&q.....- 2/5/2008 2:15:51 PM
New Super-Efficient Chip Could Run on Body Heat (salon) From Wired about some MIT researchers that have developed a low-voltage chip that could recharge from YOUR OWN BODY. Very, very cool, except I hate to see in the article that already the miiltary is t.....- 2/5/2008 1:36:40 PM
Huntsville Jumps on the *We Don't Want the Trans Texas Corridor* Bandwagon (salon) From KBTX.Com includes video.The vast majority of speakers were vehemently against the road coming through Walker and Grimes County, as it is currenly slated to do in Tier 1 of TxDOT's environmental s.....- 2/5/2008 1:28:59 PM
Squeezing the Spin out of Cornyn's PR Push about SCHip (salon) from the Waxahachie LightHe said in his op-ed that “Children’s health is an important issue to many Texans.” Despite its title, however, a careful reading of the article did not reve.....- 2/5/2008 1:18:25 PM
Not Far From Us-The Waco Mammoth Site Project-Got $100,000 Boost from Rapoport Foundation (salon) Supporters are hoping to open a $3.2 million visitor center and pavilion to protect the site this spring.“We are excited about the project as a significant potential economic development compone.....- 2/5/2008 12:58:05 PM
Judge Smacks Back Bush Administration on No-Sonar Navy Training Zone (salon) Can you believe this? The president thought that, even though there was a COURT injunction against the Navy using waters off Southern California to conduct sonar exercises, that he could IGNORE the co.....- 2/5/2008 12:48:23 PM
Countdown's Bushed Segment- Buy-Bye to Civil Liberties and Privacy Board (salon) Can you believe this? The president thought that, even though there was a COURT injunction against the Navy using waters off Southern California to conduct sonar exercises, that he could IGNORE the co.....- 2/5/2008 12:38:28 PM
Weird Texas Story O Day-the Alice Mayor Who Stole the Neighbor's Dog, Told them the Dog Died (salon) Can you believe this? The president thought that, even though there was a COURT injunction against the Navy using waters off Southern California to conduct sonar exercises, that he could IGNORE the co.....- 2/5/2008 12:05:52 PM
High Speed Rail in France (salon) Can you believe this? The president thought that, even though there was a COURT injunction against the Navy using waters off Southern California to conduct sonar exercises, that he could IGNORE the co.....- 2/5/2008 11:59:59 AM
Fisher-Riza of Keene, TX has been convicted of felony murder (salon) Not suprising. I feel very sorry about that baby she killed.Aimee Andrea Fisher-Riza, 37, led police on a high-speed chase April 6 that ended in a crash on U.S. 67 in Alvarado. The 40-minute chase, th.....- 2/5/2008 11:46:25 AM
Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Warning True Today: *Under the Thumb of the Industrial-Military Complex* (pstern) Eisenhower knew what he was talking about...The truth is plain and simple. Special interests have destroyed our nation. Americans live in the new era of rule by a huge Corporate-Military Complex and i.....- 2/4/2008 5:45:33 PM
Totally Hilarious that Maria Shriver, Wife of the Gropinator, Endorses Obama (salon) Eisenhower knew what he was talking about...The truth is plain and simple. Special interests have destroyed our nation. Americans live in the new era of rule by a huge Corporate-Military Complex and i.....- 2/4/2008 5:28:52 PM
Robert De Niro endorses Obama and here's a GREAT quote from him. (salon) Eisenhower knew what he was talking about...The truth is plain and simple. Special interests have destroyed our nation. Americans live in the new era of rule by a huge Corporate-Military Complex and i.....- 2/4/2008 5:25:57 PM
Bush *I Spy on Americans* Proposes $1 Billion Increase for Earth-Observing Satellites (salon) Eisenhower knew what he was talking about...The truth is plain and simple. Special interests have destroyed our nation. Americans live in the new era of rule by a huge Corporate-Military Complex and i.....- 2/4/2008 5:17:16 PM
Sheesh! Where did THIS Bill come from? (salon) Eisenhower knew what he was talking about...The truth is plain and simple. Special interests have destroyed our nation. Americans live in the new era of rule by a huge Corporate-Military Complex and i.....- 2/4/2008 5:01:10 PM
How Hillary Clinton *Found her Voice*- She paid a Voice Coach $7,500 Smacks (salon) Wonder if he also taught her how to cry on cue, with just the right crack in the voice? According to Clinton campaign's latest federal campaign disclosure report, the Democratic presidential .....- 2/4/2008 4:56:59 PM
Clinton Tries to Rip off Obama's Successful *Yes We Can* slogan (salon) Wonder if he also taught her how to cry on cue, with just the right crack in the voice? According to Clinton campaign's latest federal campaign disclosure report, the Democratic presidential .....- 2/4/2008 4:53:38 PM
One Day Before Super Tuesday-And Hillary Trots Out the Tears Again (salon) From Radar Clinton campaign spokespeople have suggested that if this most recent display of emotion allows the candidate to win Connecticut she will embark on a twenty city keening tour and follo.....- 2/4/2008 11:41:59 AM
Prosecution Rests in Case Against Keene, Texas' Fisher-Riza (salon) From Radar Clinton campaign spokespeople have suggested that if this most recent display of emotion allows the candidate to win Connecticut she will embark on a twenty city keening tour and follo.....- 2/4/2008 11:26:34 AM
Weird Texas Story O Day- Odessa Man Says Wife Died During an Exorcism (salon) An Odessa man accused of killing his wife said he was holding her facedown on the floor during an exorcism when the devil entered his body and caused her to die, according to a probable cause statemen.....- 2/4/2008 11:06:08 AM
Mention of Jacob Jasnocha of Glen Rose, Texas in Article about John Deere dealerships (salon) The John Deere program -- a four-way partnership with John Deere Co., John Deere dealers, GCCC and its students -- started in 1991 with the purpose of creating skilled technicians for employment in th.....- 2/4/2008 9:48:44 AM
Texas UIL Realignments (salon) The John Deere program -- a four-way partnership with John Deere Co., John Deere dealers, GCCC and its students -- started in 1991 with the purpose of creating skilled technicians for employment in th.....- 2/4/2008 9:45:53 AM
Craddick Likes Them Fancy Digs in Austin- Will Run for Another Term (salon) Despite a messy showdown last year in the Texas Capitol, Republican Speaker Tom Craddick predicts he'll be elected to a fourth term as leader of the House.The Midland Republican triumphed over a coup .....- 2/4/2008 8:43:49 AM
Bush Administration's DOJ Deal with BP about Explosion in Texas Gets Whacked Today (salon) The DOJ is so good at trying to get plea deals in that lightly tap the guilty hands of the accused while letting the corporations continue on their merry way. In the case of the BP explosion last year.....- 2/4/2008 8:38:39 AM
Did you think Texas State Fees Went For the Purpose They were Allocated? (salon) Silly You. The Texas Legislature gets some stuff passed, with a bone thrown in that the fees for whatever are going to be given for a good purpose... and then they don't send any of the money there.He.....- 2/4/2008 8:31:07 AM
UFO Witness from Dublin, (Erath Co) Texas Claims Military Harrassment (salon) Not just once, but four times, he claims to have seen the massive flying object he estimates to be the length of “three or four football fields.” He said he’s not sure about the size.....- 2/4/2008 8:23:21 AM
Federal Election Commission Contributions for Chet Edwards (Us House Dist 17) (salon) The FEC now has contributions online from the ones who have filed, and that includes Chet Edwards-will include challenger data WHEN that happens. You can also sort by amount; here are the top PAC cont.....- 2/4/2008 10:05:11 AM
Anecdotally-Another White Woman (from Texas) for Obama (salon) Yesterday I was out at the local wildlife center, and one of the people there enjoying the scenery was a WHITE WOMAN WITH AN OBAMA button! In North Central Texas! She not only had on a very cool Obama.....- 2/4/2008 8:03:55 AM
My List of Best and Worst Superbowl Advertisements (salon) Here's the link the NFL showed to where the ads are if you missed.BestThe Audi Ad that had a Godfather reference (you know which one!)The Night at the Roxbury Pepsi commercial (One of my all time favo.....- 2/4/2008 12:30:14 AM
Giants WON! That was a GREAT game! (salon) They really pulled it out at the end, which was, for me, a real nailbiter. This kind of game is why I have always felt like the Giants are my team. Now, for the NE Patriots, I hope they are exposed on.....- 2/3/2008 11:59:26 PM
Texas Politics: Evolutionary or Extinct? (pstern) Texas Politics: Evolutionary or Extinct? Or ...Where’s the ‘Intelligent’ in Intelligent Design?Let’s look for a moment at Texas politics for what it has become. Currently .....- 2/3/2008 9:07:30 PM
This Video about Barack Obama's Yes We Can Speech Gives me Goosebumps (salon) Texas Politics: Evolutionary or Extinct? Or ...Where’s the ‘Intelligent’ in Intelligent Design?Let’s look for a moment at Texas politics for what it has become. Currently .....- 2/3/2008 7:59:18 AM
I hope the Giants beat the cheaters (joe) I mean really...people say well everyone cheated, well did they really? How many were fined? How many have made it to the superbowl over and over? I think that there is a little stink in the Patriots .....- 2/2/2008 8:44:14 PM
Texas Legislators Left 100% Disabled Veterans High and Dry (pstern) Officials Passed "No Property Tax" Bill, the Voters Approved It, But Legislators Did NOT Determine How to Apply the LawIn another brazen move in 2007 Texas legislators proposed Senate Joint .....- 2/2/2008 7:07:56 PM
Fun Quiz-Match the Actors to Politicians of '08 (salon) Officials Passed "No Property Tax" Bill, the Voters Approved It, But Legislators Did NOT Determine How to Apply the LawIn another brazen move in 2007 Texas legislators proposed Senate Joint .....- 2/2/2008 11:33:48 AM
Does John *100 Years More in Iraq* McCain Agree With Bush's Signing Statement on Permanent Bases? (salon) I was really surprised when  I read, after the NH primary, that some people voted for John McCain because they thought he was anti-war. HUH??????? Talk about people paying NO attention.But what's.....- 2/2/2008 11:13:13 AM
Aren't Hollywood Actors and Actresses Et Al CITIZENS TOO? (salon) I was watching MSNBC yesterday and every dang one of the shows I watched GRIPED about the camera shots of the celebrities in the audience for the Democratic *debate* held in Los Angeles. And a couple .....- 2/2/2008 10:56:16 AM
Churches with Big Screen TV BETTER NOT SHOW THE SUPERBOWL-or the NFL will fine them! (salon) The NFL said, however, that the copyright law on its games is long-standing and the language read at the end of each game is well known: "This telecast is copyrighted by the NFL for the private u.....- 2/2/2008 10:39:36 AM
More Privacy intrustion-Intellus Buys Cellphone Numbers and Publishes Them on Website (salon) The NFL said, however, that the copyright law on its games is long-standing and the language read at the end of each game is well known: "This telecast is copyrighted by the NFL for the private u.....- 2/2/2008 10:37:13 AM
Does ANYBODY still buy Mattel toys? If so, why? (salon) The NFL said, however, that the copyright law on its games is long-standing and the language read at the end of each game is well known: "This telecast is copyrighted by the NFL for the private u.....- 2/2/2008 10:33:08 AM
Christmas Mountains Tract May become part of the National Park Service Big Bend Park in Texas (salon) (Of course, you'll need to have your Big Brother Real ID Passport to go into the park)The 9,269-acre Christmas Mountains tract ranges in elevation from 3,400 feet to more than 5,700 feet, with a spars.....- 2/2/2008 9:39:38 AM
THIS is a cool bike-the Glow in the Dark Puma (salon) and practical, too. Just yesterday I went to Stephenville to get those new "They Came For the Milk" UFO t-shorts from those clever kids at the Stephenville HS Science Club, and there, on Hwy.....- 2/2/2008 9:21:52 AM
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