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Hays County Commissioners Still Trying to Force Road Bonds on Taxpayers (pstern)  Commissioners Court Meeting Today Tries to Force Vote on Revenue Bonds February 12, 2008 Dear Hays County Commissioners and Community Members: I know by now the commissioners are tired of hearing fro.....- 2/12/2008 3:07:10 PM
Baltasar Cruz, Candidate for Texas Supreme Court Place 7 (salon) I went to the City of Glen Rose meeting last night and caught the very tail end of the Somervell County Democrats meeting held at the Citizens Center. Besides all the friends (some who are also candid.....- 2/12/2008 4:04:43 PM
Went to the Stoneview presentation this morning at the Palace Theatre (salon) Very interesting. Basically, Larry Smith and Jim Gosdin have a corporation called Stoneview LLC, with plans to develop the northwest section of 144 and Hwy 67 in Glen Rose. I was curious to know what .....- 2/12/2008 12:40:11 PM
Cowardly Senate gives the Law-Breaking Telecoms Immunity (salon) - 2/12/2008 11:44:54 AM
Some Political Cartoons I like (salon) - 2/12/2008 8:52:16 AM
Hillary Clinton Doesn't Pay her Bills? Is THIS What it takes to get her to pay up (salon) - 2/11/2008 4:48:00 PM
Takeoff Video on McCain's Being in Iraq for 10,000 Years (salon) playing off the great Obama Yes We Can Video. Remember this, you who voted for McCain and told the exit pollers you did it because you thought (huh????) that McCain was anti-war.This is totally hilar......- 2/11/2008 2:48:28 PM
Well, Well, Well. Tom Craddick Has Criminal Complaint Filed Against Him (salon) - 2/11/2008 2:28:39 PM
Ted Nugent Not Happy About the Republican Party Vs *True* Conservatives (salon) I read the Waco Trib so every once in a while I come across rabid Nugent's opinion column. Once I even watched his commercial filled hunting show which notably had less time actually doing things than.....- 2/11/2008 2:27:16 PM
Somervell County Commissioner's Meeting for Feb 11, 2008 (salon) I put up some more pictures of that here.When we get a chance to go, we like to record the meeting. I always learn something interesting that I didn't know. LIke today, I learned that you can't burn t.....- 2/11/2008 3:04:12 PM
One of the radical white Christian terrorists in Burleson, TX pleaded guilty (salon) One of the three self-described radical Christian activists arrested July 4 for attempting to ignite a bomb at a Burleson church pleaded guilty Tuesday in Dallas. Dayton Lee Calaway pleaded guilty to .....- 2/11/2008 1:30:54 PM
The Statesman's Ben Wear Finally Comes Over to the Anti-toll Side (pstern) After years of his misrepresenting the toll road issues to Austin American-Statesman readers today Ben Wear finally writes the truth about much of the toll road "mythology".Since I frequentl.....- 2/11/2008 10:46:11 AM
Capital One and Bank of American Not making Enough Money Off You (salon) You know how it is. They bled, without regulation, consumers dry and jacked them over with the subprime fiasco, and now, wah, because people are trying to be responsible and NOT BORROW SO MUCH, it's h.....- 2/11/2008 9:01:53 AM
Potemkin Village in Washington for Huckabee Supporters (salon) Kind of astonishing. The Washington State Republican Party Chairman Luke Esser decided to call the race for McCain and QUIT COUNTING THE VOTES after only 87 percent of the votes were counted... and he.....- 2/11/2008 8:29:55 AM
Obama Trounces Clinton in Maine-making the whole weekend a rout! (salon) Barack Obama defeated Hillary Rodham Clinton in Maine presidential caucuses Sunday, grabbing a majority of delegates as the state's Democrats overlooked the snowy weather and turned out in heavy numbe.....- 2/11/2008 8:22:36 AM
Many Believe US Is Already in Recession (pstern) Thank you! This is what I've been saying for months and I've been getting a lot of flack about it from people who just don't want to see or admit it that we already are in a recession. The Bush admini.....- 2/10/2008 3:25:07 PM
Making a change to registration system over the next few days (salon) so if you see anything goofy about logging in, that's why. I wanted to make some changes to the site to allow for photograph uploading and calendar entries as well as add a feature on login to have ra.....- 2/10/2008 12:53:45 PM
Compare via Photos Clinton's Supporters vs Obama's in Port Townsend, Washington (salon) - 2/10/2008 6:16:35 AM
Poll numbers indicate America is saying to Bush and Congress: Take care of OUR country! (joe) With Bush's approval number at 30% and Congress at 22%, both down 4 points since January, maybe someone should listen because the message is loud and clear. Take care of OUR country...we are spending .....- 2/10/2008 1:43:40 AM
Pfftttt! Hillary Clinton Wants David Shuster Fired- Um.. Isn't her daughter AN ADULT? (salon) I think David Shuster was in the wrong to use the phrase pimp in connection with Chelsea Clinton. That said, I've heard a whole lot worse from Chris Matthews on Hardball-I heard him say a couple of we.....- 2/9/2008 10:57:27 PM
MSNBC is showing Clinton's campaign speech tonight, why? Where's the congrats to Obama? (joe) I find a few recent events strange...1. When I went to see something on MSNBC it was not what was supposed to be there but some Hillary Clinton thing about her life and such. This has happened twice t.....- 2/9/2008 10:47:06 PM
Heh! Rick Perry Called up Mike Huckabee to Strong Arm Him Into Quitting the Race (salon) - 2/9/2008 10:34:46 PM
MSNBC ticks me off with the Superdelegates count when Obama WON ALL THREE CAUCUSES (salon) Oh, brother. Here we've had the number of delegates won in the primaries or caucuses up to this time but, at least in my opinion, BECAUSE OBAMA IS WINNING OVER CLINTON, all of a sudden the counts have.....- 2/9/2008 10:32:49 PM
Senator Kirk Watson Becomes Anti-TxDOT and a Friend of the People? (pstern) Believe it or not!So, all of a sudden Sen. Kirk Watson is "one of the good guys wearing a white 10-gallon Stetson"? Since when?Watson always was one of the key proponents of TxDOT, the Trans.....- 2/9/2008 8:28:33 PM
Heh. So MSNBC shows in the DISH listing that *Deadly Encounters* is showing (salon) MSNBC being, besides politics, the station of the Big House and Murder.But who's on? A bio of Hillary Clinton!Now THAT's as fitting as the other day when this bio of hers was showing under the title &.....- 2/9/2008 6:48:15 PM
3,958 dead U.S. soldiers in Iraq and still no apology from Hillary Clinton (joe) Hillary Clinton's poor decision making at the time of the vote to give Bush authorization to invade Iraq was a sign of her inability to see the reality of how things really are. She voted to name the .....- 2/9/2008 6:37:41 PM
Governor, Legislators Still Sitting On TaxPayer Dollars (pstern) An Average Of A $500 Refund Available To EVERY Texas Taxpayer! Why are legislators and Gov. Perry keeping the $14 BILLION in overpaid taxpayer dollars (sales taxes)? An average of a $500 refund is ava.....- 2/9/2008 5:59:04 PM
Texas Charter School Shenanigans- Lynnacre Goes Broke- $750,000 of Taxpayer money (salon) Good place to remind that Sid Miller, Tx House Dist 59, FOUGHT AGAINST charter school legislation that would have not only raised standards for charter schools but made them more accountable. Gee, cou.....- 2/9/2008 11:20:42 AM
Short Cuts of Federal Court and Lawsuit News- Feb 9, 2008 (salon) Judge upholds illegal immigrant hiring law.A federal judge on Thursday upheld an Arizona law that prohibits businesses from knowingly hiring illegal immigrants and yanks the businesses licenses of tho.....- 2/9/2008 11:03:57 AM
Look at this picture of US Dist Judge Samuel Kent-Reprimanded for Sexual Harrassment (salon) Alfred E Neuman of Mad Magazine in typical "What Me Worry" pose. Fitting, ain't it!U.S. District Judge Samuel B. Kent was reprimanded Sept. 28 by a council of federal judges after a court em.....- 2/9/2008 10:38:06 AM
Taking People's Land Away for Dallas Cowboy's Stadium in Arlingon (salon) I still find it amazing that, in this country, with our traditions such as the Green Mountain Boys, that private enterprises such as Jerry Jones Cowboys can trump people living in their homes and take.....- 2/9/2008 10:35:19 AM
Few Notes from the Glen Rose Reporter Newspaper Week of Feb 7, 2008 (salon) Nice photo and writeup of Reilly Junge who won Champion Hampshire ram honors at Fort Worth's 2008 Southwestern Exposition and Livestock showTxDot had a meeting with the county commissioners. Judge May.....- 2/9/2008 9:05:57 AM
Video from Countdown's Oddball Plays of the Month (salon) - 2/9/2008 8:23:09 AM
Obama Video-Standing Room Only Crowds in Seattle (salon) - 2/9/2008 8:20:21 AM
Dan Abrams Video- Super Delegates Super Scam? (salon) - 2/9/2008 8:09:22 AM
The Soda Pop Presidential Campaign-Which Pop Do You Prefer Out of your Choices? (salon) I really like Big Red when I drink a coke (as we say in Texas-down here ANY soda pop is a coke).  I have since I've been a small child; others in my family adore Dr Pepper, which, unless it's the.....- 2/9/2008 7:48:25 AM
Just a Reminder: Hey! Remember When Gov. Perry Promised To Lower Our Health Care Costs? (pstern) Well, What Happened???FYI: In November of 2005 I sent the following letter to the governor and legislators:Dear Gov. Perry and Texas Legislators:I am writing to thank you so much for lobbying the prop.....- 2/8/2008 4:07:26 PM
I want Parental Controls for Radio (pharper) On my Satellite receiver I have FoxNews, CNN, and many other stations blocked so we don't accidentally run across their fear and hate mongering. I was scanning my radio frequencies the other day and r.....- 2/8/2008 10:50:11 AM
On Muslim terrorists, US as Christian nation, and John Adams in our founding times (salon) As readers know here, I not only am strongly for separation of church and state, but I am convinced that the early founders of this country did not believe that ours was a *Christian nation* that ough.....- 2/8/2008 11:05:20 AM
*Phil King of Weatherford is a Crook* News O Day-Off to the Superbowl on Lobbyist Largesse (salon) From the FW Star Telegram via JobsangerState Rep. Phil King acknowledged Wednesday that he accepted two free tickets to the 2004 Super Bowl in Houston from a utility industry lobbyist.The Weatherford .....- 2/8/2008 10:40:27 AM
Bush the Unpopular President Reaches New Low in New Poll (salon) Don't know about you but Bush is such a cypher now. I've been paying more attention to the presidential elections coming up or even watching dang movies on the teevee than I have to anything Mr. 30 pe.....- 2/8/2008 6:01:00 AM
Well, THAT's humorous-*The Mind of Manson* is showing a Hillary Clinton show (salon) I had recorded Countdown and just got down watching it. As it ended, the done button flipped me back to MSNBC and I noticed that the title of the show was "The Mind of Manson".. but the anno.....- 2/7/2008 9:28:33 PM
One More Chuckle-About those Scratches on Bush's Face: The Awful Truth (salon) Our Desk DeeCee, which infiltrates even the Oval Office—no merde here, babes—got a good look at Dubya’s puss, which, according to tabloid reports was essentially horribly cat-scratch.....- 2/7/2008 8:25:23 PM
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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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
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