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EEOC Will Now Let Businesses Stiff Retirees on Benefits -AARP Says Act is Discriminatory (salon) From the Athens ReviewThe Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has published a report that will allow businesses to create a wide range of retirement health plans without violating the Age D.....- 1/5/2008 1:03:52 PM
Homegrown Terrorists News O Day- Stealing Explosives in Montana (salon) Two cousins who stole nearly 300 pounds of dynamite and detonation cord from a bunker in Victor last year were sentenced Friday at a hearing in U.S. District Court in Missoula.Brett Pritchard, 20, wil.....- 1/5/2008 12:38:58 PM
HOW Much time do Candidates spend in New Hampshire? (salon) Two cousins who stole nearly 300 pounds of dynamite and detonation cord from a bunker in Victor last year were sentenced Friday at a hearing in U.S. District Court in Missoula.Brett Pritchard, 20, wil.....- 1/5/2008 12:28:39 PM
Federal Court News Short Cuts for January 5, 2007 (salon) Disgraced Clinton donor Hsu off to the Big HouseJose Padilla is suing John YooImmigrant jailed for U.S. entry to send son off to war (Ironic, no?)Searches conducted against opponents of G-8 Summi.....- 1/5/2008 12:58:35 PM
Bush Spits on Congress Again-Re: Mexican Trucks Pilot Program (salon) Can't wait for Lawless Bush to get the heck out of office. Here's the deal. Congress passed a law blocking the controversial program that allows Mexican trucks access to US highways. Bush signed it. E.....- 1/5/2008 12:11:16 PM
The Battle of Blu-Ray Vs HD-DVD---- Blu Ray Is Winning (salon) Can't wait for Lawless Bush to get the heck out of office. Here's the deal. Congress passed a law blocking the controversial program that allows Mexican trucks access to US highways. Bush signed it. E.....- 1/5/2008 11:45:49 AM
Rick Perry at Williamson's Funeral in Weatherford, Texas (salon) Could NOT resist the play on this picture that was in the Weatherford Democrat paper. I didn\'t like Ric Williamson, didn\'t know he was from Weatherford, but am not going to dance on .....- 1/5/2008 11:33:55 AM
Heh- Mike Huckabee on Canadian's National Igloo (salon) Now, you can tell from Huckabee's girth that this was from a while back, but he more than rivals Junior Bush in foreign country knowledge, eh? BwahahahahahLink to video thru Boing Boing. Boing Bo.....- 1/5/2008 10:51:39 AM
All Your Roads Are Toll-List of PPPs In Various States (salon) from Mother JonesHere's Texas.TX - Two companies, Zachry American Infrastructure and ACS Infrastructure Development, submitted paperwork to the state in October expressing interest in building an exte.....- 1/5/2008 1:55:06 AM
The *One Laptop Per Child* Lovefest Between Negroponte and Intel is Soooo Over (salon) A little background. And now... Intel decided to quit their alliance with Negroponte and, although they told the OLPC people they were going to work on a joint press release, they up and put out .....- 1/5/2008 1:21:01 AM
Federal Court Upholds Texas's 2003 *Moment of Silence* Law (salon) I'm guessing there's a strong possibility that the Crofts will appeal. What's interesting to me is how the moment of silence was characterized by Republican Governor Rick Perry-completely out of any r.....- 1/5/2008 12:51:57 AM
Barack Obama has Oprah and Ron Paul has common-sense! (pstern) Either of these 2 candidates, one Democrat the other GOP, may be our only salvation.ObamaOprah has millions in dollars and fans. If she wanted to, she probably could win as a candidate herself. Obama .....- 1/4/2008 6:23:10 PM
As I thought, Rob Curnock Entered Race Against Chet Edwards Because No Republican Opponent (salon) Since he was beat the two times he ran before in the Republican primaries. Here's his whine."The Republicans have beat each other up, wasted their money and themselves politically," Curnock .....- 1/4/2008 6:07:39 PM
Mike Huckabee- Dirty Tricks thru his campaign manager, Ed Rollins (salon) One thing that Junior Bush perfected when he was in office, starting with being governor, was having others do the dirty work for him, as his surrogates, while he appeared, for all intents and purpose.....- 1/4/2008 5:23:43 PM
Sears- Where America Shops? Where Sears Puts Spyware on Your PC (salon) Go buy a computer from Sears and Sears will (muhwhahahahahahahahah) know all about what you're doing.Sears and Kmart customers who sign up for a new marketing program may be giving up more private inf.....- 1/4/2008 4:29:39 PM
WHY Didn't Dennis Hastert Seek Re-election? Um, Lawbreaking with the FEC and Mark Foley Scandal (salon) I've gotten to the point that anytime I read where someone is voluntarily stepping down to, for example "Spend Time With My Family" or there's no discernible reason why someone i.....- 1/4/2008 4:51:58 PM
Why does Joe Scarborough hate Mika Brzezinski? (joe) I was watching a few minutes of the show on MSNBC this morning and it caught my eye that Joe Scarborough hates Mika Brzezinski. He referred to how she said something as incorrect just because he .....- 1/4/2008 10:24:21 AM
Hillary Clinton lost and it was no upset (joe) Barack Obama won the democratic primary caucus in Iowa last night while John Edwards rounded second and Hillary Clinton came in third. Congratulations to Obama! The media today is talking like th.....- 1/4/2008 9:39:01 AM
Deliverance, Huckabee-Style: Hanging Dog and Slitting its Throat-Then Covering it up (salon) Who's Huckabee going to chose as his VP? Michael Vick?I originally read about Huckabee's son torturing and killing a stray dog while at... Boy Scout Camp... about a month ago. Yesterday, I saw the New.....- 1/4/2008 10:04:36 AM
If you are over 70, people should quit calling you a 'Maverick' (joe) John McCain is one old dude yet the peolpe on the tv keep telling us he is a Maverick. I don't think he is a Maverick and am pretty tired of hearing him called one. Let's look up what a Maverick is ac.....- 1/4/2008 9:20:14 AM
Weird for Bush to tell Republican Candidates to *Saddle up* When He's A-Skeered of Horses! (salon) Heck, Vicente Fox called him a *windshield cowboy*.He recalled a meeting in Mexico shortly after both men had been elected when Mr Fox offered Mr Bush a ride on a "big palomino" horse. .....- 1/3/2008 10:00:29 PM
5 Movies That Prove the MPAA Ratings System is Broken. (salon) Heck, Vicente Fox called him a *windshield cowboy*.He recalled a meeting in Mexico shortly after both men had been elected when Mr Fox offered Mr Bush a ride on a "big palomino" horse. .....- 1/3/2008 9:48:23 PM
Who's Watching the Watchers? WE ARE-The Surveillance Society Flipped (salon) I mentioned an article the other day that says the United States is at the top of intrusive surveillance societies. And, unlike some other countries who are pushing back and attempting to implement so.....- 1/3/2008 8:54:44 PM
Relief! Clinton Projected in 3rd (Losing) Place in the Iowa Caucus (salon) Yes, I've got MSNBC running in the other room. Obama, with over 70 some odd percent of the precincts in, is projected to be the winner of the Iowa caucus, with Edwards in second place. And Clinton in .....- 1/3/2008 8:41:45 PM
*God Told Me Who'll Be President... But I'm Not Telling YOU! *-Pat Robertson (salon) Let's see. Don't I remember seeing a news clip of Pat Robertson hugging up to philandering slimebag Rudy Guiliani? Did God tell Robertson that adultery is now a-ok?  Or did God change his mind an.....- 1/3/2008 6:05:05 PM
When a GPS RULES YOUR LIFE!!!!!!-heh (salon) A computer consultant apparently put too much faith in the GPS technology in his rental car: It didn't tell him to look both ways before driving onto tracks as a train barreled toward him. The dr.....- 1/3/2008 5:32:09 PM
On the CIA Destruction of Torture Tapes-A Few Updates (salon) New AG Michael Muckasey has started a criminal investigation into the tapes destruction. Sound like the Bush administration, typically, wants to control the investigation by circumscribing what actual.....- 1/3/2008 5:47:32 PM
Great Meteor Shower TONIGHT after midnight! The Quadrantid (salon) Peak about 12:40 am CST.  I don't know how many we will see here, but I'm going out to look.According to the International Meteor Organization, maximum activity this year is expected on Friday 1:.....- 1/3/2008 4:29:30 PM
NJ Republican Says Slave's Descendants Should Get On Their Knees and Thank God (salon) Michael Patrick CarrollUgh."But, on a current note, if slavery was the price that a modern American's ancestors had to pay in order to make one an American, one should get down on one's knees eve.....- 1/3/2008 3:52:58 PM
New FOIA Law does NOT *Restore Presumption of Openness* (salon) Yes. I read a few of the accounts congratulating Bush on signing the "Open Government Act of 2007", which supposedly restored the parts of the FOIA act that John Ashcroft trashed. I suspecte.....- 1/3/2008 3:06:13 PM
Cloned Food Identification- Another NAIS purpose Sneaking In Under the Radar? (salon) I was looking at the NoNAIS site this morning and saw an article in which the writer indicates that the big AG producers are pushing NAIS (National Animal Identification System) in order to get approv.....- 1/3/2008 1:43:52 PM
NAIS Video- Meeting in Missouri Against the National Animal ID System (salon) I notice that one of the commenters on this Youtube video saysI was at a anti-nais meeting in Paris TX Sept 07 where Mark Homer, elected Texas representative told a group of nearly 80 people that the .....- 1/3/2008 1:30:54 PM
Two Democratic Challengers Against Sid Miller (Tx House District 59) (salon) Ernie Casbeer of Oglesby, Texas is running for the second time. And James N Vickery of Hico, Texas is running. From the TxDemocrats website. I know Casbeer, he's a teacher but there's little to know, .....- 1/3/2008 12:42:27 PM
Bwahahah- Top Ten Texas State Stories from the Austin Chronicle (salon) Here's a taste#6 TXU Sells Out After beginning the year with 11 dirty coal plants in the queue, the wholly unpopular TXU Corp. sold itself, took on a new name (Energy Future Holdings/Luminant), a.....- 1/3/2008 11:01:12 AM
Application for 2 New Reactors at Comanche Peak to Come This Year from Energy Future Holdings Corp (salon) formerly known as TXU. The company wants to use Mitsubishi's APWR technology.Energy Future Holdings Corp., formerly TXU Corp., agreed to use the APWR technology for new reactors it builds in Texas, in.....- 1/3/2008 10:58:22 AM
Heh! On that 8 year old Kid Being Sued by Adult Skier He Knocked Over (salon) formerly known as TXU. The company wants to use Mitsubishi's APWR technology.Energy Future Holdings Corp., formerly TXU Corp., agreed to use the APWR technology for new reactors it builds in Texas, in.....- 1/3/2008 10:47:59 AM
Mike Huckabee the SCAB- Crossed picket lines so he could go Hollywood with Jay Leno (salon) So, Huckabee says, first, that he completely supports the writer's strike. Yeah, that's why he crossed the picket line and ignored the Writer's Guild asking him not to appear.But, the union noted, Huc.....- 1/3/2008 10:30:32 AM
The REAL Reason Bush and Cheney Will Not Be Impeached (pstern) Stop scratching your heads, folks.  Here's the real reason legislators don't want to pursue impeachment:Apparently, it's more than the GOP who do not what their administration impeached. It's als.....- 1/3/2008 10:22:36 AM
More on the Completely Undemocratic Process of the Iowa Caucuses (salon) The New York Times has an insightful article about how disproportionate the influence that Iowa yields on who the candidates will be VERSUS how many people can actually participate.Jason Huffman has l.....- 1/3/2008 10:15:59 AM
Contenders to Run Against Chet Edwards (Us House Dist 17)-1 Republican and 2 Libertarians (salon) Well, the rumours about WHO would run against Edwards proved not to be true. And I don't see Van "Trust Fund Baby" gearing up again.  (Remember, he moved from his chi-chi place in Pinki.....- 1/3/2008 10:05:20 AM
Today's Total Screw Up CEO-Getting 2.5 MILLION bucks and Options (salon) Just imagine if you and I were a total screwup and drove our company into the dirt... but could make out like a bandit with severance pay of $2.5 million smacks. Nice, eh? Makes you want to be a failu.....- 1/2/2008 6:49:40 PM
Public Education, Private / Charter Schools versus Home Schooling Our Children (pstern) Children who are homeschooled generally do very well in college and are better prepared to succeed in society.There are many studies that are showing these facts more and more.In fact, there are more .....- 1/2/2008 6:49:23 PM
Why Aren't Candidates FORCED to Quit Congressional Jobs Before Running for President? (salon) I was talking with one of the candidates running for a local office in Somervell County today and he mentioned that in the state of Texas if you want to run for the position he's trying for, you have .....- 1/2/2008 6:16:37 PM
*I want to Kiss You Behind Your Right Ear*- Harris County DA to His Secretary (salon) What was amusing was this guy, Chuck Rosenthal, a DA in Harris County, Texas, who is running on the Republican ticket's baloney about how his affair with his executive secretary had ended. (Hello! Why.....- 1/2/2008 5:15:24 PM
Funny! Bush Sees New Threat- Video (salon) What was amusing was this guy, Chuck Rosenthal, a DA in Harris County, Texas, who is running on the Republican ticket's baloney about how his affair with his executive secretary had ended. (Hello! Why.....- 1/2/2008 3:59:12 PM
What? You Can't Be Disruptive on a Bus If you're Reading the Bible? (salon) From Star-Telegram via Jobsanger "It was not what she was reading. It was the loudness," T spokeswoman Joan Hunter said. "The bus operator asked her to lower her voice. She said no.....- 1/2/2008 3:53:55 PM
'Nother Republican Family Value Man-Richard *Open Marriage/Philandering* Scaife (salon) In the collection.Asked whether his infidelity is hypocritical, in light of his political commitments, he refers not to a moral principle but to his own personal history. “My first marriage ende.....- 1/2/2008 3:32:43 PM
Orwell's Facecrime Comes to the TSA (salon) From 1984He did not know how long she had been looking at him, but perhaps for as much as five minutes, and it was possible that his features had not been perfectly under control. It was terribly dang.....- 1/2/2008 3:13:58 PM
Who in the HECK Wonders in a Public Toilet Whether the Seat is Still Warm? (salon) I don't know, this sounds kind of, um, Howard Hughes-ish. Like how Hughes would have his sandwiches put into a tree outside his home by men with gloved hands. Anyway, if YOU are one of those with a ph.....- 1/2/2008 3:11:30 PM
What I did over the New Years Holiday-Watched Twilight Zone Episodes (salon) and I'm STILL not done! I haven't yet seen the Talking Tina episode, or the one where Billy Mumy sends the people in the house to the cornfield, or my absolute favorite- William Shatner on the plane w.....- 1/2/2008 3:02:20 PM
Kucinich Completely Jumps the Shark-Or is that Board the UFO? (salon) Kucinich is the politician whose views I most agree with-except I have never had an encounter with a UFO! But for him, for some completely unfathomable reason, to endorse mealy-mouthed centris Obama? .....- 1/2/2008 2:43:28 PM
*Too Dangerous To Send Bill Clinton? Send Hillary.. and Sinbad.. and Sheryl Crow (salon) Heh. This made me laugh. Hillary Clinton trying to beef up her foreign policy *cred* by saying“We used to say in the White House that if a place is too dangerous, too small or too poor, send the.....- 1/2/2008 1:07:41 PM
Want Privacy? Move to Romania-Cuz US Ranks Tops in Intrusive Surveillance (salon) Malaysia, Russia and China ranked worst, but Great Britain and the United States also fell into the lowest-performing group of "endemic surveillance societies."The survey considered such fac.....- 1/2/2008 12:36:09 PM
So.. What's YOUR Talent, Arizona Beauty Queen? A. Kidnapping & Torturing Ex-Boyfriend! (salon) Update: Not so pretty in her mug shot.A beauty pageant winner and law school student clerking for a federal judge faces charges that she kidnapped and tortured an ex-boyfriend. Kumari Fulbright, .....- 1/2/2008 12:01:30 PM
McCain the Hypocrite? Clean Elections? Pah! Suck Up that Corporate Cash, Bay-Bee! (salon) Not that I expect any better out of the man who hugged up (blech) to Bush.It is common for politicians to court big money during a campaign. But private schmooze sessions such as the gathering in Utah.....- 1/2/2008 10:57:06 AM
Happy New Year - there is now a limit on how many batteries you can take on a plane (joe) A gift from the U.S. Department of Transportation. I guess now they are going to go through everything you own and classify how many of whatever you can take with you. I'm soooo glad I quit flying man.....- 1/2/2008 10:55:10 AM
Austin American-Statesman & Staff Continue to Promote Toll Roads Without Viewing All the Facts! (pstern) The Statesman newspaper has had a long history of supporting the toll road effort in Austin and throughout the state. It's one thing if its support was determined on the basis of the facts regarding t.....- 1/1/2008 10:21:25 PM
NO! To Nuclear Regurgitation- Texas Activists Challenge So-Called Nuclear Renaissance (salon) Texas anti-nuclear activists are rallying their forces to challenge the so-called nuclear renaissance that could see the state become home to the country's first new nuclear power plant project in nea.....- 1/1/2008 1:40:45 PM
Helicopter Too Close to Emperor Bush- Forced to Land in Hamilton, Texas (salon) The other day, a helicopter that happened to choose one of the days that Bush was at his house in Crawford, Texas, got forced down at the Hamilton airport. What I thought was interesting about the art.....- 1/1/2008 1:22:06 PM
Chris Turner, Chet Edwards District Manager, to Run for Texas House Against Bill Zedler (salon) That\'s Texas District 96, which includes Tarrant County (Bill Zedler\'s in Arlington-here are the bills he authored or coauthored during the 80th Lege session.).  Turner lives in th.....- 1/1/2008 1:04:08 PM
Dallas Morning News on ACM's Purchase of the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper (salon) As we've mentioned here before, the Macquarie Company out of Australia, which includes banking interests, is gobbling up local newspapers... in the United States. Macquarie owns 100 percent of America.....- 1/1/2008 12:47:59 PM
Tom Burka: Huckabee Runs Negative Ads Condemning Himself for Running Negative Ads (salon) Heh. I saw Crazy Man Huckabee's lame attempt to get the news reporters to run his campaign ads for free.From Talking Points Memo- By now you've probably heard that Mike Huckabee held a very bizar.....- 1/1/2008 9:28:28 AM
The Beast's 50 Most Loathesome People for 2007 (salon) All of them made me laugh, and #1 George Bush was no exception.Charges: Is it a civil rights milestone to have a retarded president? Maybe it would be, if he were ever legitimately elected. You can pr.....- 1/1/2008 9:17:28 AM
New Years Day- Time's Sweeping Day (salon) I've just started the process of making black eyed peas for today, using the ham bone from lunch last week to cook with them. The day is sunny and cold, and I always have a huge reservoir of happiness.....- 1/1/2008 8:52:17 AM
A Glance back at 2007 (pstern) A retrospective...Good for some, bad for most.Here's a small sampling:A few fortunate folks and corporations added more profits to their already expansive wealth.The year was a bumpy ride through endl.....- 12/31/2007 12:45:21 PM
Reminder that Lite Posting on this Blog During the Holidays (salon) A retrospective...Good for some, bad for most.Here's a small sampling:A few fortunate folks and corporations added more profits to their already expansive wealth.The year was a bumpy ride through endl.....- 12/29/2007 11:23:21 PM
On Joelle Ogletree's Criminal Trial in 2004-What about Third Boy Sam? (salon) I haven't said too much about the 3rd boy involved in Ogletree's case, who recanted his statements as lies before the DA shortly before the trial in August, 2004. I saw a photo of him in the Glen Rose.....- 12/29/2007 11:21:27 PM
Maybe We Should Feed Steroids to Our Elected Officials? (pstern) Baseball may be on to something.Instead of chastising the sport and its players, maybe we need to review it further.If it would increase their batting averages in making good decisions for the majorit.....- 12/28/2007 8:14:15 PM
Get Rid of the Lifetime Medicare *Late* Registration Penalty (pstern) It's time to kill the lifetime penalty before it kills Medicare recipients.It is an enigma why Congress agreed to a LIFETIME penalty for those Medicare recipients who decided to register more than 1 y.....- 12/27/2007 1:41:27 PM
For the 2008 New Year... (pstern) For the 2008 New Year...Let's wish each other health and to share a good life with loved ones. And let's all vow to get rid of all those special interest and/or deadwood incumbent elected officials an.....- 12/26/2007 7:36:22 PM
Juvenile Services of Johnson and Somervell Counties Scores 100 on Audit (salon) Boy That's terrific! And very nice words for Lisa Tomlinson.“She is an exceptional chief,” TJPC Chief of Staff Debbie Garza said of director Lisa Tomlinson. “She runs an excellent de.....- 12/24/2007 12:49:28 PM
Reason #1 Not to Vote for Obama (salon) Boy That's terrific! And very nice words for Lisa Tomlinson.“She is an exceptional chief,” TJPC Chief of Staff Debbie Garza said of director Lisa Tomlinson. “She runs an excellent de.....- 12/24/2007 9:25:01 AM
Bwahahah- SEUI's Top Ten Reasons Carlyle Group's Rubenstein Bought the Magna Carta (salon) Funny.NEW YORK, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It might be all the eggnog we have been drinking this week, or just the unbelievable irony of it all, but SEIU's folks at BehindtheBuyouts.org couldn.....- 12/23/2007 4:23:03 PM
Court Tells Credit-Suisee- *No Boilerplate Disclaimers for YOU to Avoid Claims!* (salon) The subprime scandal continues.In a sweeping decision issued today, the Honorable James Graham of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio denied in virtually every respect m.....- 12/23/2007 3:57:34 PM
How Long to Process Claims for Veterans? Up to 6 Months (salon) Veterans who applied for benefits last year waited on average six months before a decision was made on their claims, according to a recent Department of Veterans Affairs Report.It took the VA 183 days.....- 12/23/2007 3:55:10 PM
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