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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) 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 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
VIDEO- Should AT&T Be Spying on the Internet? Want AT&T To read your Emails? Your IMs? (salon) OMigosh! This video is hilar! Joel Johnson goes on the AT&T "Hugh Thompson" Show to ask why AT&T is planning to spy on all the packets going across the internet (Hugh Thompson, who s.....- 1/22/2008 12:15:20 PM
It's to laugh! Republican Committee Says Bush's Warrantless Surveillance is Legal (salon) I don't understand why ANYONE would want to be a Republican. Unless you're a lawbreaker.U.S. President George W. Bush's authority to conduct warrantless electronic surveillance comes from the Constitu.....- 1/22/2008 11:42:38 AM
Fewer US Soldiers Have High School Diplomas (No Child Left Behind, Indeed) (salon) All troops must have a high school diploma or an equivalent degree. The military prefers that they have a high school diploma because its studies have shown they are more likely to finish an enlistmen.....- 1/22/2008 10:03:53 AM
City of Waco Jumps on the *666* Bandwagon-May Require RFID Chipping of Pets (salon) Even the federal government does not require that livestock be chipped, NAIS (National Animal Identification System) is voluntary. But the City of Waco wants to make it mandatory for people's pets to .....- 1/22/2008 9:57:57 AM
Why are Huckabee's Confederate Flag Statements Being Ignored? (salon) from Slate.Gov. Mike Huckabee made the following unambiguously racist and demagogic appeal in Myrtle Beach, S.C., last week:You don't like people from outside the state coming in and telling you what .....- 1/21/2008 5:51:26 PM
Should Investors Who Do Business with the Teachers Retirement System Fund Make Political Contributions? (salon) Public pensions in Texas.Concerned about the amounts of pension money that are being moved to outside managers and into opaque investments such as private equity, two trustees of the Teacher Retiremen.....- 1/21/2008 5:36:44 PM
Creepy Microsoft Patent O Day- Wirelessly Monitoring Your Employees Metabolism (salon) Now, we have a treadmill that has some little do-hitchkey that would let us hook ourselves up to the machine and then have all our bodily functions monitored (like in case we keel over dead while runn.....- 1/21/2008 3:22:16 PM
Huh? Obama Sez *Be a Democrat for a Day* even if you're a Republican or Independent (salon) Blah. How about Obama forms his OWN party and stops trying to run as a Democrat? Because if you're going to tell People Not Your Party to come vote for you (even though, presumably, in at least some o.....- 1/21/2008 2:41:08 PM
Last Saturday (Jan 19) There was casting call for rural boys for major Hollywood film-In Meridian (salon) I just noticed this from the Bosque County News. Wonder how this went?MERIDIAN – For those with acting aspirations, there will be an open casting call for a major Hollywood family film on Saturd.....- 1/21/2008 2:12:34 PM
Controversial Film to be Shown in College Station, Texas-*For the Bible Tells Us So* (salon) I just noticed this from the Bosque County News. Wonder how this went?MERIDIAN – For those with acting aspirations, there will be an open casting call for a major Hollywood family film on Saturd.....- 1/21/2008 1:48:53 PM
Video from Dublin, Texas MUFON Conference on Jan 19, 2008- Crowd Scenes (salon) I wasn't there but it appears from this video that snips a lot of the flavor and atmosphere, that there was not only a lot of people attending and giving statements to MUFON, but it appears to be a me.....- 1/21/2008 1:38:03 PM
On those Missing White House Emails- Cheney's Missing From Day One of Plame Leak Probe (salon) I wasn't there but it appears from this video that snips a lot of the flavor and atmosphere, that there was not only a lot of people attending and giving statements to MUFON, but it appears to be a me.....- 1/21/2008 12:56:21 PM
YouTube Cruise Spoofs (salon) I wasn't there but it appears from this video that snips a lot of the flavor and atmosphere, that there was not only a lot of people attending and giving statements to MUFON, but it appears to be a me.....- 1/21/2008 12:42:05 PM
The Billarys-Is the Race Now Between Obama and the (plural) Clintons? (salon) from Andrew Sullivan.I no longer refer to Clinton's candidacy. I refer to the Clintons' candidacy. This was always the case, of course. They have been professionally joined at the hip for their entire.....- 1/21/2008 12:34:20 PM
Chuck Norris Disses McCain As Being Too Old (salon) I think McCain is an old coot, too, but more for his positions than his years in age;  I do find it amusing that Chuck Norris, who is, um, 67 himself, is the one carrying the axe.  .....- 1/21/2008 12:26:04 PM
Why Does Huckabee Think it's Okay to Sign His Autograph in the Bible? (salon) I hadn't realized until the Bush administration and saw, for example, Bush signing his autograph for people at the Hurricane Katrina shelters, how often it occurred that presidents were and are treate.....- 1/21/2008 12:05:46 PM
Please. Josh Brolin to Play Bush in an Oliver Stone Movie??????? (salon) As Stone says "Josh is better looking than Bush"- ain't that the truth!(Yeah, I put George Bush's hair on Mr. Fake Lipitor Doctor-same pic as Lipitor doc below)Now, *I* think he should have .....- 1/21/2008 11:47:52 AM
Stephenville (Texas) Article on the MUFON Conference in Dublin this Last Saturday (salon) Over 100 people reported they had seen the occurrence. There's also a picture of a Brownwood woman on this link who took pictures of it from a camera connected to her deer feeder.  (I wasn't ther.....- 1/21/2008 11:27:11 AM
Video of Jason Greywolf Leigh of Cleburne, Texas Talking about UFOs at MUFON (salon) Remember from the other other day when one of the papers had an article about a man from Cleburne who not only saw the UFO in January but had seen one back in the 1990's? This is him from Saturday in .....- 1/21/2008 11:16:21 AM
Youtube video on Joelle Ogletree of Glen Rose, Texas (salon) Remember from the other other day when one of the papers had an article about a man from Cleburne who not only saw the UFO in January but had seen one back in the 1990's? This is him from Saturday in .....- 1/21/2008 11:04:11 AM
Ugh- Clinton Makes Excuses for Joe Lieberman (salon) I will never forget what he did in the Connecticut primary race. When Lieberman lost to Lamont, he didn't man up and gracefully bow out; nope, he QUIT the Democratic party and ran .....- 1/21/2008 11:00:06 AM
Pelosi Says AGAIN Why She Isn't Seeking to Impeach Bush and Cheney (salon) Article says it's on the blah-blah basis of unifying the country and not being divisive. But you know, if you we believed that should be true, we would never ever put anyone in court and try them for .....- 1/21/2008 10:49:48 AM
Globe's Newest Weekly- Laura's Claw Marks! Explosive Fight with Boozing Bush! (salon) Well, ya know, those Globes about Bush call out to me *Buy Me!*.The first couple's battle just before the New Year ignited when Laura caught the problem drinker with whiskey at the family ranch in Cra.....- 1/21/2008 10:33:54 AM
El Paso Times Didn't Like Chertoff's Arrogant Statements about the Border Fence (salon) Well, ya know, those Globes about Bush call out to me *Buy Me!*.The first couple's battle just before the New Year ignited when Laura caught the problem drinker with whiskey at the family ranch in Cra.....- 1/20/2008 1:38:42 PM
Video of Mark Murphy of Stephenville at MUFON Conference in Dublin, Texas Jan 19, 2008 (salon) Well, ya know, those Globes about Bush call out to me *Buy Me!*.The first couple's battle just before the New Year ignited when Laura caught the problem drinker with whiskey at the family ranch in Cra.....- 1/20/2008 1:32:31 PM
Video of Shane Washburn of Glen Rose, Texas Talking abut UFO Experiences (salon) from the MUFON Conference in Dublin, Texas on January 19, 2008, with some additional comments from his mom, Laura Washburn.NAME="erniecasbeersomdemjan08" ALIGN="" TYPE="application/x-shockwave-flash"P.....- 1/20/2008 12:58:25 PM
House Leadership PAC Contributions to Texas Congressmen (salon) From political committees run by, for example, Pelosi or BoehnerLeadership PACs most often give money to the most endangered incumbents in their respective parties. Sometimes, House leaders share the .....- 1/20/2008 9:43:57 AM
Too Funny! Houston Congressional Candidate Doctors Campaign Photo-Someone Else's Body (salon) Or, as McBlogger put it, Weight Loss: The Republican Way.Here's from Texas Potomac-The Incredible Shrinking CandidateThe brochure that U.S. House candidate and former Sugar Land mayor Dean Hrbacek mai.....- 1/20/2008 9:39:03 AM
VA Gets $3.7 Billion to Hire.. MORE CASEWORKERS! KUDOS to Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) (salon) Bush had to sign the act by Jan. 18, or VA would have lost the promised extra funding, which will be used to hire and train people to process the backlog of more than 600,000 benefits claims, said Dav.....- 1/20/2008 9:32:10 AM
Permanent Tax Cuts or Government Welfare Better? Bernake Says Congressional *Stimulus* (salon) From Voice of America NewsDemocrats have blasted most of the cuts as benefiting the wealthy at the expense of the nation's fiscal health. Democratic Congressman Chet Edwards asked Bernanke whether mak.....- 1/20/2008 9:21:56 AM
Some Photos from the MUFON UFO Meeting in Dublin, Texas on Jan 19, 2008 (salon) From Voice of America NewsDemocrats have blasted most of the cuts as benefiting the wealthy at the expense of the nation's fiscal health. Democratic Congressman Chet Edwards asked Bernanke whether mak.....- 1/20/2008 12:38:03 AM
Glen Rose (TX) Resident Quoted in DMN About UFO Her Son Saw (salon) At the MUFON conference held in Dublin, Texas today.I think a lot of people saw the same things," said Laura Washburn of nearby Glen Rose. Her son, Shane, saw something odd in the sky on the.....- 1/19/2008 11:17:10 PM
Delegate Count: Obama - 38 / Clinton - 36 / Edwards - 18 (joe) Even though Clinton had the popular vote in Nevada, Obama still got more delegates than she did making him the big winner despite the popular victory!Obama:Iowa - 16 delegatesNew Hampshire - 9 de.....- 1/19/2008 8:20:01 PM
Attended the UFO sighting meet up in Dublin, Texas today (pharper) It started at 1 but I didn't get there til 2 or so. There were a LOT of people and camera's there. I got some good footage, photos, and a few good interviews even from someone who doesn't like al.....- 1/19/2008 8:10:06 PM
Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) May Get a Constitution Party Challenger from Cleburne, TX (salon) Writer and radio host Bryan Malatesta hopes to enter the race as a Constitution Party candidate. But first he has to get on the ballot.“It’s like what Kinky Friedman had to do,” Mala.....- 1/19/2008 3:36:53 PM
MUFOn Meeting at 1:00 pm today in Dublin, TX at Rotary Building- Students make UFO T-Shirts (salon) I have something else I'm doing today so I can't make it but DANG, I want one of these t-shirts.Kinsel said the shirt is a 50/50 cotton blend. The front will have Erath County - The Next Roswell with .....- 1/19/2008 9:57:08 AM
Republican Chuck Rosenthal drops charges against Rebpublican Texas Supreme Court Justice after Jury Indicts (joe) Isn't it supposed to be that the District Attorney brings the case to the jury and they work it out? Well it happened that way here in Texas but then the D.A. Chuck Rosenthal says no...even thoug.....- 1/19/2008 9:18:28 AM
PPP for Education in Dominican Republican-An insidious trojan horse experiment? Or just good ole propaganda? (salon) I saw this press release today entitled "Us Dept of Labor Launches $4 Million Project to Prevent Hazardous Child Labor in the Dominican Republic".  Now, I think everyone knows there are.....- 1/18/2008 4:26:57 PM
So... Media has decided not to include John Edwards anymore? (salon) Oregon poll leaves out Edwards.What they're doing, and what the national media is doing, is presenting two options for the American people. It's wrong. It's manipulative. It's a disservice to the Amer.....- 1/18/2008 2:43:37 PM
On the Bush Administration Breaking the Law and Recording Over Their Email Backup Tapes (salon) Oregon poll leaves out Edwards.What they're doing, and what the national media is doing, is presenting two options for the American people. It's wrong. It's manipulative. It's a disservice to the Amer.....- 1/18/2008 12:14:20 PM
Why Clinton's Martin Luther King/Lyndon Johnson Remark was offensive (salon) Andrew Sullivan.-quoting realclearpolitics.comThe analogy Clinton was implying was obvious: I'm Lyndon Johnson, unlovely doer; he's Martin Luther King, charismatic dreamer. Vote for me if you want res.....- 1/18/2008 12:07:31 PM
Thank you, Glen Johnson for BEING A REPORTER-on the Mitt Romney Lobbyists Claims (salon) Andrew Sullivan.-quoting realclearpolitics.comThe analogy Clinton was implying was obvious: I'm Lyndon Johnson, unlovely doer; he's Martin Luther King, charismatic dreamer. Vote for me if you want res.....- 1/18/2008 11:33:48 AM
Hillary Clinton Stiffs Ann Wintour of Vogue Because She Didn't want to *Look Too Feminine* (salon) Are there any females that haven't seen the movie based on Wintour, "The Devil Wears Prada"? I thought not. Seems Wintour was miffed because Clinton TURNED HER DOWN for an article and photos.....- 1/18/2008 11:27:16 AM
Dow Falls Yesterday- I guess Investors not too impressed with Bush's Economy Bailout (salon) or, as Mr. "I'm the one causing the recession* calls it, an *economic stimulus plan*.Investors had already pulled back from a big early gain, with the major indexes trading mixed as Bush began to.....- 1/18/2008 11:20:25 AM
Cisco, Texas Sighting of that UFO-including picture from cellphone (salon) in the FWStar-Telegram (which, incidentally, has dramatically improved its online newspaper face! I tried to get the paper delivered out where I live, on two separate occasions, but they just don't de.....- 1/18/2008 11:16:00 AM
It is SNOWING today in Glen Rose, Texas! Picture (salon) Okay, so it's not really sticking to the ground too much, except on the deck, because it's 37 degrees out. But ya gotta take what snow you can get and enjoy it! And it looks really pretty coming down......- 1/18/2008 11:06:32 AM
Remember the Coverup over Sprader, the Fort Hood Soldier Who Died In a Training Exercise? (salon) Background. Here's the link from Waco TV today under title "Fort Hood Sergeant Charged in Probe of Training Death.A Fort Hood master sergeant has been charged with giving false statements to.....- 1/18/2008 11:03:44 AM
Some Teachers in Texas Don't Want to be Fingerprinted... Imagine that! (salon) Article in the Austin-American Statesman about the Pillow Elementary School in North Austin.Nine teachers at Pillow spoke out Wednesday against the new requirement, with seven saying they don't know y.....- 1/18/2008 10:57:59 AM
Short Cuts for January 18, 2008 (salon) Personal information on JC Penney's customers, including social security information, went missing with stolen tape.Trans Texas Corridor back on the road with its faux "Listening to the people&qu.....- 1/18/2008 10:43:47 AM
The UFO Meeting (MUFON) for Saturday in Erath County has changed locations to Dublin (salon) I don't know if the Dr Pepper plant willl be opened, but Dublin is where you can get REAL Dr Pepper! The old-timey way! Anyway, the Stephenville paper notes the change of location.The Mutual UFO Netwo.....- 1/18/2008 10:24:46 AM
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