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If Telecoms Think They are Unfairly Targeted for Cooperating with Govt to Spy on Americans.... (salon) - 2/19/2008 12:00:10 PM
Nuclear Power Plant News O Day- In Wisconsin, Wackenhut Security Contractors Ousted (salon) Wackenhut Corp. has come under heavy criticism and regulator scrutiny after news broadcasts showed video of Wackenhut security guards sleeping on the job at a reactor in Pennsylvania last year. The co.....- 2/19/2008 10:57:51 AM
How to Fight a War-Use US Taxpayer money to Bribe Iraqi Citizens (salon) I've talked about this before, most notably Robert Gates said on MTP some months back that the US strategy is to bribe the Iraqis. I don't know about you, but we're paying enormous amounts of money pe.....- 2/19/2008 10:54:15 AM
I may be a little scarce posting the next few days (salon) Most important politically is that I'm going to be doing GOTV work for the Obama campaign. Also may decide if I'd like to cough up 50 bucks and go hang out at the other venue for the Obama/Clinton deb.....- 2/19/2008 10:50:31 AM
Dale Henry for Texas Railroad Commission-Racks Up MORE Endorsements (salon) Most important politically is that I'm going to be doing GOTV work for the Obama campaign. Also may decide if I'd like to cough up 50 bucks and go hang out at the other venue for the Obama/Clinton deb.....- 2/19/2008 10:40:40 AM
Rules? What Rules? Hillary Clinton the Most Divisive Candidate Out there (salon) Ugh. I was pretty disgusted when I read about how Clinton was going to try to get the results from two primaries in which she AGREED in the first place that the results weren't going to count., and in.....- 2/19/2008 10:09:37 AM
Should Cities Allow Gas Well Drilling Near Parks? And How Close Ought They to be? (salon) Fort Worth City Council to hear dispute about high-impact gas wells today.Bolen said there should be little impact on the river, but McBee said the city has never really studied gas drilling's effect .....- 2/19/2008 9:50:14 AM
Guess I won't Be Taking Amtrak Anymore-Here Comes Officers with Automatic Weapons and Dogs (salon) Just like the New York subways.The Associated Press reports the new security push includes officers with automatic weapons and bomb-sniffing dogs patrolling platforms and trains.AP reports the initiat.....- 2/19/2008 9:39:45 AM
Erik Slaughter of GRISD has resigned (salon) I saw and asked Wayne Rotan, the superintendent of GRISD, about this last night at a school board meeting. He said that Slaughter *had* been placed on administrative leave of absence AND that he has r.....- 2/19/2008 7:48:57 AM
Texas Democratic Party Rules for Precinct Night (salon) Someone posted a comment about how Obama voters should wait to vote until precinct day to participate in the caucus. I decided not to okay that post -I wasn't sure if the poster was just ignorant or d.....- 2/18/2008 9:27:18 PM
Chet Edwards endorses Barack Obama (joe) U.S. Representative Chet Edwards (D-Waco) today endorsed U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-Ill) for President and released the following statement:“As the father of two young sons, I care deeply abou.....- 2/18/2008 3:37:21 PM
GRISD Board having a 'Special Meeting' tonight to discuss *personnel related issues* (joe) Notice of Special MeetingThe Board of TrusteesGlen Rose Independent School DistrictA Special meeting of the Board of Trustees of Glen Rose Independent School District will be held February 18, 2008, b.....- 2/18/2008 2:35:18 PM
Do you have 'Clinton Fatigue'? (joe) Are you already tired of hearing about the Clintons? Hillary Rodham Clinton now revised to Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and his women (yes, there were many), and now Chelsea is on the front page.....- 2/18/2008 12:39:57 PM
JUNK.... IN.... SPACE..-Shooting down one broken satellite-but what about the rest? (salon) Nice chart on this link.A lifeless satellite targeted for destruction by the United States has raised new concerns about the vast array of space debris — ranging from old rocket bodies to abando.....- 2/18/2008 10:39:40 AM
Buh-Bye, Kirstie Alley-No Longer Jenny Craig Spokesman (salon) Anyone NOT see that coming?As Page 6 saysIn an amusing conflict of interest, the Queen has been spending the last year advising America to “go for the good stuff” as the voice of Pizza Hut.....- 2/18/2008 10:28:05 AM
Bill Clinton Obviously Wishes it was He running for president again and not his wife (salon) (in Tyler, Texas)Then there were speeches by Clinton on Friday in which he referenced his own appearances in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, in 1994 and a speech in Ghana to a crowd .....- 2/18/2008 10:22:58 AM
FINALLY Creepy Chuck Rosenthal steps down as Houston DA-Blames it on Drugs He was Taking (salon) Heh. And this helps him exactly... how? What a zoo!Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal resigned Friday under the weight of a scandal involving the release of dozens of pornographic, racist.....- 2/18/2008 10:16:18 AM
Letter to the Editor Annexation Letter from College Station resident (salon) I am including this here because the City of Glen Rose at some point is going to move very fast and furiously to annex parts of the county and I'd like to consider the pros and cons of annexation. Her.....- 2/18/2008 10:10:54 AM
Short Cuts for Monday Feb 18 (salon) Um. They want Kidd BACK????New JFK materials foundBryan-College Station Eagle Endorses Obama for President on Democratic sideIraqi Civilian Forces Tired of the US Killing Civilians through airstrikes,.....- 2/18/2008 10:07:02 AM
Stuff we told you on Friday is breaking news today (joe) So we have been hearing all weekend about how Bush Sr. (quit calling him H.W. because I have a double eagle coin that has no H., just the W.) is going to endorse McCain today but then when it does hap.....- 2/18/2008 9:44:05 AM
Just How MUCH Should Bush Get Trotted Out for McCain's Benefit? (salon) So we have been hearing all weekend about how Bush Sr. (quit calling him H.W. because I have a double eagle coin that has no H., just the W.) is going to endorse McCain today but then when it does hap.....- 2/18/2008 9:27:34 AM
Why is Sibel Edmonds Story of Espionage Being Covered up in the United States? (salon) The Dallas Morning News carries the story... finally.The former FBI translator turned whistle-blower tells a chilling story of corruption at Washington's highest levels – sale of nuclear secrets.....- 2/18/2008 9:21:43 AM
Erik Slaughter *Relieved of Duty* at GRISD by Wayne Rotan (salon) I had heard this yesterday, informally, but here it is in black and white in the Stephenville paper.The promotion of Gillespie ended a hiring process that took a shocking twist on Wednesday. Floyd had.....- 2/18/2008 9:12:29 AM
I don't get why Rick Noriega Won't Release his Military Records (salon) When George "The Lesser" Bush was running for office, I, along with a whole bunch of people, were very interested to see what his national guard record was actually like. And lo and behold, .....- 2/18/2008 8:56:03 AM
AGAINST the Trans Texas Corridor-Articles from around the state re: TTC-69 and others (salon) Galveston County resident's don't want it.Residents worry the road is aimed to help Mexico import Chinese goods into a port on Mexico’s west coast — a proposition they fear could damage Ga.....- 2/18/2008 8:23:46 AM
Rodeo Results from the SA Express mention Kevin Stewart for Team Roping (salon) Galveston County resident's don't want it.Residents worry the road is aimed to help Mexico import Chinese goods into a port on Mexico’s west coast — a proposition they fear could damage Ga.....- 2/18/2008 7:59:45 AM
Ugh. I think I'll be eating Chicken and Fish for awhile (salon) Galveston County resident's don't want it.Residents worry the road is aimed to help Mexico import Chinese goods into a port on Mexico’s west coast — a proposition they fear could damage Ga.....- 2/18/2008 7:53:03 AM
Our Corrupt Texas Railroad Commission O Day- Okaying ATMOS Attorney and Consultant Fees (salon) It's like a bad dream. Remember when ATMOS whined about needing a rate increase? But then it came out that part of the cost of doing business was the ATMOS bigwigs staying at 4-star hotels and the lik.....- 2/18/2008 7:48:50 AM
*Unpopular at home, Bush basks in African praise*- I love that headline. (salon) It's like a bad dream. Remember when ATMOS whined about needing a rate increase? But then it came out that part of the cost of doing business was the ATMOS bigwigs staying at 4-star hotels and the lik.....- 2/17/2008 10:29:33 PM
Weird News O Day-Human Foot Washes Up on Beach (salon) It's like a bad dream. Remember when ATMOS whined about needing a rate increase? But then it came out that part of the cost of doing business was the ATMOS bigwigs staying at 4-star hotels and the lik.....- 2/17/2008 10:16:13 PM
The *Change* Obama promises is tied to the *Get Us Out of Here* Bush Reaction (salon) Yes. I can relate to this. Hillary Clinton represents part of that old agenda, and I'm sick to death of Bush and all of the bad things he has brought to the table while president.  I don't want m.....- 2/17/2008 10:12:17 PM
On the Democratic Precinct Convention Held after Primary Vote in Texas... and Delegates (salon) I saw an article in the Washington Post in which some Democrats in Texas are whining that some areas get more delegates than others, and thus the fear is that HIllary Clinton won't be represented as w.....- 2/17/2008 10:02:10 PM
Video of Pro-Obama Rally Held at Fair Park in Dallas (salon) I saw an article in the Washington Post in which some Democrats in Texas are whining that some areas get more delegates than others, and thus the fear is that HIllary Clinton won't be represented as w.....- 2/17/2008 9:36:10 PM
Texas Papers Back Obama on the Democratic Ticket (salon) I saw an article in the Washington Post in which some Democrats in Texas are whining that some areas get more delegates than others, and thus the fear is that HIllary Clinton won't be represented as w.....- 2/17/2008 9:00:05 PM
Subliminal Messages for Hillary Clinton in Non-Political Advertising? (salon) I noticed a couple of funny things about commercials in the last week or so. All of a sudden, I've seen this ad for Tibetan something or other that mentions Sir Edmund Hillary in each ad. I saw it so .....- 2/17/2008 2:48:41 PM
Obama Going to be in DFW on Wednesday.. and notes from the Obama Training in Stephenville (salon) The Obama campaign advises that the Illinois senator will launch his Lone Star tour Tuesday in San Antonio followed by a swing through Houston. He'll be in Fort Worth-Dallas on Wednesday, but there's .....- 2/17/2008 11:00:51 AM
Chet Edwards votes to hold Harriet Miers and Joshua Bolten in contempt of Congress (joe) And a good vote it was!! It's finally time some people started being held accountable for their actions!!http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:h.res.00982:roll call: http://clerk.house.gov.....- 2/16/2008 11:57:10 PM
More things I don't like about the Clintons (salon) I was watching Countdown last night and saw that the Clinton campaign is back to not only trashing Obama (as in Bill Clinton's statement that Obama wasn't part of the good things back in the 1990's) b.....- 2/16/2008 1:45:07 PM
Obama leads Clinton in Texas!! (joe) According to the recent (Feb. 13-14) poll from the American Research Group, Obama leads by 6%!Obama - 48%Clinton - 42%Undecided - 7%Someone else - 3%Keith Olbermann number (margin of error + undecided.....- 2/16/2008 1:26:41 PM
*Senator Hothead* Or Should I say *PottyMouth* for President! (salon) because it just make all those conservatives so proud to have a man who can't control his temper running as their candidate! Maybe that's another one of those Republican Family Values... Being a Hothe.....- 2/16/2008 12:32:36 PM
Total Eclipse of the Moon on February 20th- Lipan Astronomy and Space Society will have telescopes (salon) The Lipan Astronomy and Space Society will have several telescopes available for public viewing at the Jaycee City Park located on Harbin Drive. LASS invites everyone to come out to this free event an.....- 2/16/2008 9:40:01 AM
If You're Pulled Over for DUI and Refuse to Do a Breath Test, Should You Be Forced to Give Blood? (salon) I don't have an opinion on this right now, but I think it's an interesting topic. On the one hand, who wants to be driving on roads where you might get killed by a drunk after some sports game? At the.....- 2/16/2008 9:03:21 AM
How Far Should Protection for the Clueless Be Taken? Man Falling Off Cliff (salon) I read a book some years back called "The Death of Common Sense" in which the author offered the case that you can't protect every single person from stupidity, and that there was too much o.....- 2/16/2008 8:55:18 AM
*Boston* Rocker Tells Huckabee to Stick with Music Recorded by Far-Right Republicans! (salon) The chief songwriter and founder of the band Boston has more than a feeling that he's being ripped off by Mike Huckabee. In a letter to the Republican presidential hopeful, Tom Scholz complains that H.....- 2/15/2008 11:41:19 PM
Angela Joiner of the Stephenville Tribune, who Covered the UFO stories, not there anymore (salon) Iread the Stephenville paper online pretty regularly but I accidentally came across this.As Joiner was covering this more serious aspect of the UFO sighting case (in articles published Feb. 3 and Feb......- 2/15/2008 7:30:02 PM
Which Bully Story Fits Bush and the Democrats, who are FINALLY standing up to him? (salon) Iread the Stephenville paper online pretty regularly but I accidentally came across this.As Joiner was covering this more serious aspect of the UFO sighting case (in articles published Feb. 3 and Feb......- 2/15/2008 1:56:07 PM
2 New Meat Eating Dinosaurs Found (salon) Listing this because We Heart Dinosaurs in this town!University of Chicago fossil hunters in Africa have discovered bones of two massive meat-eating dinosaurs that may have picked over the same prey, .....- 2/15/2008 1:50:57 PM
Should Obama Be Elected, Won't it be GREAT to have a fluent speaker to listen to? (salon) Instead of Bush, who has to be one of the worst public speakers of all time, unless you're at a Used-Car Salesman convention (and even then, I think he would be out-oiled for the top spot). Heard Bush.....- 2/15/2008 1:46:28 PM
Texas Democratic Party says Yes, you can! (pharper) In a complete reversal due to demand, the Texas Democratic Party has made available 100 tickets that they are doing a drawing for so folks can attend the presidential debate in Austin, Texas on Feb. 2.....- 2/15/2008 1:43:40 PM
Endorsements for Obama -SEIU and Austin Mayor (salon) Obama thanked Wynn for the endorsement."I don't believe that energy policy is something to bring up only when it's convenient during a campaign," he said in a statement issued by his campaig.....- 2/15/2008 12:53:53 PM
Few Notes from the Glen Rose Reporter Newspaper for February 14, 2008 (salon) I am, of course, a subscriber. I said last week that I love the layout of the Glen Rose Reporter, the beautiful photos and color on the front, the callouts for events, and the organized layout of ads......- 2/15/2008 12:38:31 PM
Campaign Contributions to Superdelegates as a way of Hedging One's Bets? (salon) Many of the superdelegates who could well decide the Democratic presidential nominee have already been plied with campaign contributions by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, a new study shows."Wh.....- 2/15/2008 11:18:11 AM
OBAMA-Training Meeting for Obama Supporters Tomorrow in Stephenville, Texas (salon) Just got off the phone with a delightful supporter who told me that tomorrow, Saturday, at 4:00 pm at the Tarleton State U campus, there will be a training session for supporters. Here's the link to t.....- 2/15/2008 10:32:39 AM
Fear Mongering Republicans back at it today..you bunch of wussies! (joe) Are they just a bunch of wussies? I mean really...all this crap about oh we will be attacked again...yeah so. We were attacked before 911 but they don't remember that back when Clinton was president. .....- 2/15/2008 9:46:34 AM
Frisco has grown so much-on the expansion of 423 (salon) I used to live in The Colony and I have ancestors that are buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery north of Little Elm, as well as in the Zion Cemetery north of The Colony. (For any genealogists that might c.....- 2/15/2008 9:39:08 AM
Why Won't Clinton and McCain Release their Income Tax Returns? Obama Has (salon) The need for greater transparency regarding the income and overall financial dealings of candidates and their spouses was underscored by Mrs. Clinton’s recent decision to make a $5 million loan .....- 2/15/2008 9:23:58 AM
On Clinton-Should we Judge Presidents by the way they run their campaign (salon) from MSNBC*** Judging a president by her campaign: As voters decide whom to support for president, should how the candidates actually ran their campaigns be part of the equation? What can we learn abo.....- 2/15/2008 9:21:25 AM
*You Don't Like me. You Really Don't Like Me*-Clinton a *Reverse Sally Fields*? (salon) from MSNBC*** Judging a president by her campaign: As voters decide whom to support for president, should how the candidates actually ran their campaigns be part of the equation? What can we learn abo.....- 2/15/2008 9:16:02 AM
Hmm. Black Lawmakers Rethink Support for Hillary Clinton (salon) In a fresh sign of trouble for Hillary Rodham Clinton, one of the former first lady's congressional black supporters intends to vote for Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention, and a secon.....- 2/14/2008 10:17:34 PM
Veterans in Killeen Hear From Candidates-Ernie Casbeer was there (Candidate TX House Dist 59) (salon) Republican incumbent state Rep. Sid Miller, R-Stephenville focused on the importance of properly administered mental health care for veterans and the responsibility of state and federal governments fo.....- 2/14/2008 10:12:56 PM
Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17)- Biggest Dollar Amount in Earmarks this last session (salon) Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco, bagged the highest dollar value in earmarks last year among the Texas delegation, according to tally by Taxpayers for Common Sense.Edwards, a member of the influential House.....- 2/14/2008 9:03:36 PM
More Corruption and Open Hands for Cash from Phil King of Weatherford (salon) Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco, bagged the highest dollar value in earmarks last year among the Texas delegation, according to tally by Taxpayers for Common Sense.Edwards, a member of the influential House.....- 2/14/2008 9:02:10 PM
Obama's Smackback to Clinton's Whine About Not Enough Debates (salon) Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco, bagged the highest dollar value in earmarks last year among the Texas delegation, according to tally by Taxpayers for Common Sense.Edwards, a member of the influential House.....- 2/14/2008 8:40:45 PM
Clinton inspires Republicans, Obama inspires everyone else (joe) Yes, he is full of great speeches, something Clinton is incapable of. He INSPIRES independents and democrats to get out and vote. She inspires Republicans to get out and vote against her.Obama brings .....- 2/14/2008 7:08:24 PM
President Bush Says *Peace, Prosperity*-But we are PAYING for WAR! (salon) John Young from the Waco TribPresident Bush has said that this election is about continuing “peace and prosperity” in our land. With five years of war, with volunteer soldiers held hostage.....- 2/14/2008 6:02:54 PM
Fort Worth Star-Telegram Ed Board Endorses Dale Henry for Texas Railroad Commissioner (salon) The Texas Railroad Commission is the chief regulator of the state's oil and gas industry. In that vein, Dale Henry says the commission's premier focus should be safeguarding the environment from water.....- 2/14/2008 5:56:42 PM
I quit the Democratic Party if this happens (salon) Hillary Clinton will take the Democratic nomination even if she does not win the popular vote, but persuades enough superdelegates to vote for her at the convention, her campaign advisers say.I was wa.....- 2/14/2008 4:35:14 PM
Heh! Barbara Bush Swam With a Rat! At the White House! (salon) Barbara Bush entertains the kiddies with a Rat-At-The-White-House story."I swim with a mask and that makes everything look bigger and a rat swam right by me. So I screamed and leapt out of the po.....- 2/14/2008 4:25:11 PM
Bush To America-Congress Better Cooperate With Me Or We'll All Die (salon) I watched Bush stride out into his office via teevee last night and almost the first words out of his mouth were a threat to Americans, about how we'll all die because of terrorists. Doesn't he realiz.....- 2/14/2008 3:51:00 PM
DOT: Airline Traffic Fell in November-Gee, Maybe It's All The Frisking! (salon) Or maybe it's the time the airlines make people wait... or all the times they overbook flights. Maybe if people quit flying as much and putting up with all that baloney, the airline industry would wak.....- 2/14/2008 3:05:29 PM
I can't keep up with flip-flopper Rick Perry-Now he says the Border Fence is No Answer (salon) I don't happen to agree with the idea of a border fence, not when first we ought to be enforcing the law, but Perry apparently just says what he wants depending on who he's talking to. Here's from the.....- 2/14/2008 2:45:33 PM
YEE-Haw! US to Shoot Down Broken Spy Satellite (salon) Not only does this afford an opportunity for some lucky people to pretend they're in an asteroid movie, but it will save the rest of us from staring at the sky wondering where we should run for cover!.....- 2/14/2008 2:23:07 PM
Senator Larry *Mr Foot Tap in Public Bathroom) Craig Admonished by Ethics Committee (salon) Not only does this afford an opportunity for some lucky people to pretend they're in an asteroid movie, but it will save the rest of us from staring at the sky wondering where we should run for cover!.....- 2/14/2008 2:19:46 PM
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Says the Economy is Growing Worse (salon) Bernanke also told the Senate Banking Committee that the one-two punch of housing and credit crises has greatly strained the economy. And he forecast sluggish growth in the near term. Bernanke also no.....- 2/14/2008 2:18:12 PM
House Votes to Hold Josh Bolton and Harriet Miers in Contempt of Congress (salon) Seems the Republicans, who haven't EVER wanted to investigate ANY of the crooked dealings of the Bush administration, didn't like that too well.The House voted Thursday to hold two of President Bush's.....- 2/14/2008 2:16:42 PM
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