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Video from 2006-Trans Texas Corridor-Comments at Weatherford (Parker) Texas Part 1 (salon) That was a huge turnout. Here was my original post on impressions from the meeting. The video links in THAT post no longer work, reposting the videos as Flash-you can find them listed on the Audio/Vid.....- 1/28/2008 9:35:17 AM
Video from 2006 Trans Texas Corridor Meeting in Granbury (Hood) Co-Blacklands Coalition (salon) - 1/28/2008 12:21:50 AM
Video from 2006 Trans Texas Corridor Meeting Granbury (Hood) Texas-Hank Gilbert (salon) - 1/28/2008 12:09:41 AM
Video from 2006-Trans Texas Corridor Meeting in Cleburne (Johnson) Tex-Assorted Comments (salon) - 1/27/2008 11:47:15 PM
Video from 2006 Trans Texas Corridor Hood County TX-Level Playing Field (salon) - 1/27/2008 11:39:12 PM
Video from 2006 Trans Texas Corridor Hood County Meeting- Leaving Texas (salon) - 1/27/2008 11:37:19 PM
Video from 2006 Trans Texas Corridor Meeting in Hood County Texas- Spanish Banks (salon) - 1/27/2008 11:35:23 PM
Video from 2006 Trans Texas Corridor Meeting in Hood County Texas-Karen Richardson (salon) - 1/27/2008 11:33:44 PM
Video from 2006 Trans Texas Corridor Meeting in Hood County, Texas-Suzanne Gentling (salon) Somervell County did not have our own TTC meeting, combined with Hood County meeting held in Granbury. NAME="ttchoodgentling" ALIGN="" TYPE="application/x-shockwave-flash&quo.....- 1/27/2008 11:27:06 PM
Al Anbar Province Board of Tourism (salon) - 1/27/2008 11:23:19 PM
Video from 2006-Trans Texas Corridor Meeting in Clifton, Bosque County, TX # 5 (salon) - 1/27/2008 4:07:45 PM
VIDEO from 2006- Judge Word of Bosque County, TX Resolution Against the Trans Texas Corridor (salon) - 1/27/2008 4:04:38 PM
Video from 2006 Trans Texas Corridor Meeting in Clifton-Bosque Co, TX (salon) - 1/27/2008 4:02:29 PM
Another Fraudulent November Election? (pstern) Americans Need To Learn From Haitian Politics — Quickly!Americans need only look to Haiti to be reminded of what power politics and voter fraud can do to a nation. Voter fraud is an issue that s.....- 1/27/2008 3:54:33 PM
Huckabee is *Duncan Hunter with a Grin*-Bwahahahahahahah (salon) - 1/27/2008 3:34:24 PM
Hello to Samantha from Mingus, Texas who has put herself on the Somervell County Salon map! (salon) I gotta tell you, I get a big kick out of looking at the map on the right hand side of the page.  The map shows over 44,000 hits from all kinds of places. Mingus is from our neigborhood to the no.....- 1/27/2008 3:00:09 PM
RFID chips everywhere, tracking everything you do, see, hear, and buy (salon) - 1/27/2008 2:53:07 PM
Video of the Monju Nuclear Reactor Leak in Japan in 1995 (salon) from WikileaksFollowing an announcement this week that the infamous Japanese Monju fast-breeder nuclear reactor would be reopened, activists in Japan have leaked suppressed video footage of the disast.....- 1/27/2008 2:47:18 PM
Video from 2006 of Leon Smith of Clifton (Bosque Co, TX) Speaking Against the Trans Texas Corridor (salon) - 1/27/2008 3:59:42 PM
Cool Straw-Bale Built House in Arizona (salon) - 1/27/2008 2:16:16 PM
Video from 2006 of Citizens Speaking Out Against TTC in Bosque County, Texas #1 (salon) That was a very well attended meeting, in Clifton, Texas. Residents were concerned about the quality of life if the TTC alternate route came down Hwy 6 and took out the mesas that had attracted the ea.....- 1/27/2008 2:12:29 PM
Fighting the Media on TV Debates-When Teevee Decides Who Reasonably Has a Chance to Win (salon) It ain't democracy, folks. I don't care how much MSNBC whines about how *their* freedom of speech was trampled on, supposedly the media is supposed to be performing for the PUBLIC interest, not their .....- 1/27/2008 2:00:12 PM
Video of Fred Head from 2006 at the Johnson County Texas TTC Meeting (salon) From 2 summers ago. It's a little sad to look back now and see that Fred Head, who was running for comptroller at the time, wasn't elected. But it is inspiring to hear what he said at the Trans Texas .....- 1/27/2008 2:06:05 PM
Video Sunday-Putting Up some old Videos from 2006 on the Trans Texas Corridor Meetings (salon) in new format, Flash video. We went to a number of TTC meetings in the summer of 2006 in vain hope that the Texas Legislature would actually stand up for the people and do away with the kiss to privat.....- 1/27/2008 1:30:51 PM
What Goes Up Must Come Down (salon) - 1/27/2008 11:34:16 AM
Look out Dallas! Bush Going Back to To Live With YOU After he's not the Prez Any More (salon) Better not cross him, or he may try to throw you into Gitmo! Just kidding-we know he's all for the people with oodles of money! It's the REST of us he despises.Anyway, we knew he was going to move. We.....- 1/27/2008 9:45:45 AM
Johnson and Somervell County, Texas Criminal Justice Community Planning Process (salon) The Johnson and Somervell County Criminal Justice Community Planning Process will kickoff with a meeting at 2 p.m. Feb. 8 to address justice needs throughout the county, said co-chair Teresa Steed, th.....- 1/27/2008 8:50:39 AM
Delegate Count: Obama: 63 / Clinton: 48 / Edwards: 26 (joe) Obama:Iowa - 16 delegatesNew Hampshire - 9 delegatesNevada - 13 delegatesSouth Carolina - 25 delegatesClinton:Iowa - 15 delegatesNew Hampshire - 9 delegatesNevada - 12 delegatesSouth Carolina - 12 del.....- 1/26/2008 10:18:45 PM
The Past or The Future: I choose The Future (joe) The speech given by Barack Obama this evening makes it a very simple choice for Democratic Primary voters, either you vote for the divisiveness of the Clintons of The Past or you move on to The Future.....- 1/26/2008 10:11:16 PM
Wow! Obama Just Won Me Over With that Post-South Carolina Speech (salon) I remember how I felt when I heard him speak watching him on teevee at the Democratic Convention in 2004. Here was a literate, passionate guy who was able to project a spirit of something noble, beyon.....- 1/26/2008 8:48:10 PM
Too Many American Leaders & media in denial of our economic plight (pstern) Where the heck are we going?Where are these facts stated by government officials and many news media that the economic is healthy and not in recession? We hear about all the jobs being created. Exactl.....- 1/26/2008 7:36:28 PM
Mike Huckabee and the WMD that were hidden in Iraq like *Easter Eggs* (salon) and then, he said they were sneaked out into... Jordan! Clearly, knowing what's going on is not one of his strong suits. I think it’s more likely that that weapons of mass destruction that we kn.....- 1/26/2008 4:39:30 AM
John Edwards Video (salon) - 1/25/2008 5:39:02 PM
Bwahahahahah- Bush Trying to Equate Himself with Lincoln -For his Legacy (salon) More like Hoover, bub!What's kind of hilarious is that Bush thinks Lincoln was hated after he left office. I guess people hated Lincolns's GRAVE, eh, because Lincoln was assassinated right after he go.....- 1/25/2008 5:26:25 PM
More Tax Breaks, More Spending? (pstern) "The more things change, the more they stay the same."As a life-long Republican I find it extremely interesting that many GOP candidates, e.g., Romney, still are locked into providing tax br.....- 1/25/2008 5:17:08 PM
Would Nuclear Power be a good idea if Drought Conditions Caused by Climate Change Dry up the Water? (salon) via Slogdrought conditions produced by climate change could force nuclear power plants to scale back or shut down later this year, "because drought is drying up the rivers and lakes that supply p.....- 1/25/2008 2:48:00 PM
Can your wife step in and do your job? Hillary Clinton claims she can (joe) I mean really...there might be certain positions where that this is possible in but the President of the United States of America is NOT one of them! Could your wife claim to have knowledge enough to .....- 1/25/2008 12:24:17 PM
Federal Judge Smacks Back Bush on the Destruction of the CIA Torture Tapes (salon) Tells the Bush administration they have 3 weeks to explain (in a written reply) why they were destroyed in 2005 and whether they also destroyed other evidence.Yeah. SOMEBODY is trying to hold the Lawl.....- 1/25/2008 11:23:58 AM
Democrats will NOT unite behind Hillary Clinton (joe) As a Democrat, I will get behind any candidate we nominate...EXCEPT for Hillary Clinton. All this chat about if people will get behind Hillary Clinton if she wins the nomination, the answer is a resou.....- 1/25/2008 11:28:34 AM
TxDOT Admits To Breaking the Law by Hiring Lobbyists for Trans Texas Corridor (Hempstead, Texas) (salon) from TURFMore than 800 people packed a TxDOT Town Hall meeting in Hempstead January 22. Transportation Commissioner Ted Houghton admits TxDOT hired lobbyists and said he also personally met with every.....- 1/25/2008 11:19:21 AM
Unbelievable- Rick Perry's Pollster Asks, in TTC Poll, About Political Party Affiliation (salon) As TURF says, what the heck does what party someone votes for have anything to do with the Trans Texas Corridor (and why are WE paying for this poll to take place?) The survey on transporta.....- 1/25/2008 11:17:12 AM
MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell should be pulled from the air for her obvious Clinton bias' (joe) I don't think MSNBC has a more obviously biased person speaking on TV. She is for Hillary Clinton and everything she says (including her rhetoric in discussions or debate with someone on the show) pro.....- 1/25/2008 11:17:37 AM
Senator Larry *Toe-Tappin'* Craig Fodder for Drama Television (salon) - 1/25/2008 10:57:52 AM
North Central Texas Council of Governments Wants to Include ALL of Parker County in its boundaries (salon) - 1/25/2008 10:53:52 AM
Heh. Military Can't Say What the Jets Were Doing Over Selden (Erath County) Texas (salon) I read in the last couple of days that the military, after the MUFON group did an open records request, changed their story and said there WERE military jets in the area where people thought they saw .....- 1/25/2008 9:50:58 AM
New TV Show-Fox's *Moment of Truth*-Where you get strapped to a polygraph (salon) - 1/25/2008 9:12:41 AM
Clinton Sure is NOT A Feminist-And She is NOT Running on the *Future* (salon) Bah.  As I mentioned yesterday when I said I thought Hillary Clinton ought to run on her OWN merits and quit calling in her husband to stump for her, this radio ad by Bill Clinton leaves NO DOUBT.....- 1/25/2008 8:57:28 AM
*Three Change-Promisers Walk Into a Bar* ..... Matt Taibbi (salon) I call it the Revenge of the Nerds effect. Give an army of proud professionals nothing but a silly horse race to cover, and inevitably they'll elevate even the most meaningless details of that horse r.....- 1/25/2008 12:51:32 AM
Some Senate Dems Voted Down the Anti-Immunity Bill-WHERE WERE OBAMA AND CLINTON? (salon) Why are these two people even choices? The campaign is SECOND, people, to you being out on the road winning an election. Really, the Democrats who voted this dow are disgusting. What, again, did they .....- 1/24/2008 7:49:02 PM
*It's My Life*-A Guide to Alternatives to Military Service AFter High School (salon) AFSC is giving away 1000 books (which otherwise cost only 9.95) to the first 1000 youth who sign up.Go read:Are you almost out of high school? Have you been out for awhile but still not figured out wh.....- 1/24/2008 6:10:27 PM
Democratic Candidates Still Not Asked about: Fisa, Warrantless Surveillance, or Telecom Immunity (salon) - 1/24/2008 5:11:17 PM
Hillary Clinton-Stand on your own two feet and leave Bill Clinton at home (salon) I heard somebody say recently, I think it was Lawrence O'Donnell, that it doesn't matter what the left thinks, because the Left has nowhere to go. In other words, that whoever runs for office, even if.....- 1/24/2008 2:34:21 PM
Laugh O Day- Bush's Fave *A Charge to Keep* Painting isn't about a Missionary.. but a Horse Thief! (salon) bwahahahahahahJacob Weisberg has solved the mystery. He invested the time to track down the commission behind the art work and he gives us the full story in his forthcoming book on Bush, The Bush Trag.....- 1/24/2008 1:13:26 PM
Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht-Still Corrupt- and Now Ethics Complaint Against Him. (salon) You know who Nathan Hecht is, right? The ex-boyfriend of Harriett Miers who has been looked at before for being unethical (click on the tag for Hecht below-'cuz we've written him up more than once!) ......- 1/24/2008 12:29:29 PM
Um. Taxing Texas Drivers PER MILE DRIVEN? Yeah. That'll go over big. (salon) I was reading an article about who will replace Ric Williamson, head of TxDOT who died recently. There's some question not only about who would *want* to take it on, but also whether Ric's obsessive p.....- 1/24/2008 12:05:54 PM
Making Cookies from Power Plant Waste-Skyonic (salon) I read about Skyonic briefly before, that TXU, now Luminant, made some kind of deal with them. I see another article today on the WFAA site; no idea how objective this material is or what the origin.L.....- 1/24/2008 11:58:21 AM
Rick Perry Continues to Defend Scumball Rudy Guiliani (salon) One wonders if, when Rick Perry makes his own run for president, if he will be shouting "9/11! 9/11" the same way Mr. One-Note Guilliani does.Rick Perry won't play political prognosticator, .....- 1/24/2008 11:41:54 AM
Texas Enterprise Fund-Corporate Welfare By Any Other Name Would Smell as Putrid (salon) We wrote last year in October about how Perry's Texas Enterprise Fund paid 20 MILLION DOLLARS to Countrywide-not only would Countrywide not tell Texas how many jobs they actually created, but now Coun.....- 1/24/2008 11:03:20 AM
Bush's Christmas Veto Against Tortured American POWs (salon) I'm sure that, like his father pardoning Casper Weinberger on Christmas Eve for Iran-Contra, Bush did this veto hoping nobody would notice. But then, Bush's legacy will be to be remembered as the Tort.....- 1/24/2008 10:34:32 AM
17 Seconds an Hour-That's How Much Time Teevee Stations Devote to Public Service Advertising (salon) Now, that would be one thing if the advertising was spread around of 17 seconds EVERY hour, but according to this new report,  46 percent of the PSAs air... after midnight!  Some reader.....- 1/24/2008 10:30:35 AM
Your Sterile Office Cubicle Environment-WITH A DILBERT SKYSCAPE (salon) - 1/24/2008 9:44:14 AM
Why Did I Create the Blog Somervell County Salon? (salon) Following on the heels of Pink Dome who quoted the article about how many dang false statements there have been by the Bush administration about the Iraq War and how often corporate media blindly hung.....- 1/24/2008 9:33:47 AM
Did you hear, Obama is NOT a Muslim? (pharper) So I get this email forwarded to me about Obama being a Muslim (I've received many), then I take every email address that was attached to it and replied to everyone letting them know the truth...boy t.....- 1/24/2008 8:45:37 AM
Heh! Cleburne's Matt Smith Weighs in on the UFO in Stephenville, Texas (salon) in an article called "Take me to your soda jerk". He mentions that the Dr Pepper plant was selling UFO t-shirts with aliens swigging Dr Pepper! Dang! Are you listening, Whitkat? Anyway, this.....- 1/24/2008 8:32:10 AM
PROOF that TxDOT was paying Lobbyists with OUR tax money to push Toll Roads and the TTC (salon) (and, since they're on  a fresh round of shilling the public, presumably they still are.)And let's not forget, what TxDOT is doing... IS ILLEGAL.As part of TURF’s lawsuit against the Texas .....- 1/24/2008 7:42:25 AM
Senate Back to Trying to Push Immunity for Lawbreaking Telecoms-Dodd Says AGAIN He will Filibuster (salon) Thank goodness there is ONE Senator who is standing up for what is right. The interesting thing will be to see whether Clinton and Obama, WHOSE JOB IT IS TO BE IN THE SENATE, will get off their dang c.....- 1/24/2008 6:12:12 AM
Freedom of Speech in Georgetown, Texas-As Long as You Plan It One Month in Advance! (salon) Sometimes I think we take for granted how nice it is to have open meetings that the public can attend, and even participate in. For example, here in Somervell County, if you go to the county commissio.....- 1/24/2008 6:02:28 AM
Remember the Wisconsin Man Who Did a FOIA for Perry's Emails? Posted Here (salon) AND they caused a kerfluffle because former Secretary of State Jack Rains called former Texas Rep Ron Wilson a racist in them.  (Previous post about the emails.) Here's Washburn's World-where the.....- 1/24/2008 5:53:14 AM
Hempstead, Texas Doesn't want the Trans Texas Corridor Either! (salon) Seems that when TxDOT has their dog and pony show in an area, people show up and tell them They Don't Want It. From Hempstead. And here's reaction from LufkinMany people expressed concern over ot.....- 1/24/2008 5:47:03 AM
Dinosaur Track Mission (Excavated from Glen Rose, TX) Underway at UT (salon) While making a plaster cast of the tracks in 1988, sculptor Pam Maceo noticed that the tracks' stone surface was literally turning to dust and informed the museum's director. For five years, nothing w.....- 1/24/2008 5:36:29 AM
Naval Air Station Reserve Changes Story about UFO Sightings-Says they WERE Military Jets (salon) Was watching MSNBC yesterday and saw that the Naval Air Station Reserve said, yes, we know we said there were no fighter jets in the area, but now we say there were. (And MSNBC showed some footage tha.....- 1/24/2008 5:16:50 AM
GRISD refuses to share video they displayed at board meeting (pharper) I was pretty shocked when I got the letter from the attorney in the first place, but now I get back another letter telling me why they are not going to let me have a copy of the video the GRISD made a.....- 1/23/2008 5:13:15 PM
Pretty Busy Today-I wanted to mention a movie I watched last night (salon) that was pretty dang good. "Butterfly", a Spanish language movie with subtitles.The film is a point-counterpoint on the values of friendship, loyalty and other feelings so common to ordinary.....- 1/23/2008 10:55:45 AM
Can Hillary Clinton not fight her own battles? (joe) Since when is this battle for the nomination between Bill Clinton and Barack Obama? I thought that Hillary was the candidate...so why is Bill getting front and center stage? Seems that if she can't ev.....- 1/22/2008 3:52:29 PM
Rudy Guiliani-the *You!You're Sleeping Wid Da Fishes* Thug Candidate (salon) from NYTimes via McBlogger, about Rudy the Vengeful. As McBlogger saysRead the whole article to find out just a few of the many things Mayor 9/11 did to enemies, real and perceived. The man made Nixon.....- 1/22/2008 2:17:39 PM
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