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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) - 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) - 1/21/2008 12:56:21 PM
YouTube Cruise Spoofs (salon) - 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) - 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) - 1/20/2008 1:38:42 PM
Video of Mark Murphy of Stephenville at MUFON Conference in Dublin, Texas Jan 19, 2008 (salon) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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
OOO-Weatherford Democrat (Parker Co, TX) SHOWS Phil King's Telecom War Chest (salon) Yesterday I wrote a blog entry referencing an article in the FWST about how the AT&T president directly sent a letter to people in the company asking them to vote for Phil King. While that might b.....- 1/18/2008 10:11:07 AM
Few Notes from the Glen Rose Reporter Newspaper for January 17, 2008 (salon) The Glen Rose Reporter newspaper continues to look very professional, colorful and interesting.  A few things that stood out to me.Article about Glen Rose's Steve Allen, who saw the UFO in Erath .....- 1/18/2008 9:48:57 AM
Quick Glen Rose Reference- Bruce Hamilton Elected Vice Chairman of the World Affairs Council of DFW (salon) The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth has announced its new board of officers and directors. Fort Worth residents Bruce Hamilton, manager of Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, Luminant Power,.....- 1/18/2008 8:53:14 AM
If I thought Reagan was great, I'd be a Republican- Obama's comments (salon) And I'm not. And won't ever be. I suppose there are lots of voters around now who only remember Reagan because of that gawdy, overblown, week-long spectacle of MULTIPLE funerals last year (I had to co.....- 1/18/2008 8:51:31 AM
AT&T Unethically Shills for Phil King of Weatherford -the PRESIDENT of AT&T writes letter (salon) Have commented here before about howPhil King is in the pocket of the telecoms. Need any more proof?A letter from the president of phone giant AT&T Texas urging employees and retirees to help re-e.....- 1/17/2008 4:15:25 PM
Jenna Bush to marry in May in Crawford (salon) Wedding will be small. You talk about UFOs, don't you KNOW the skies around here will be full of planes and helicopters that day.P.S. Given that this is a year later from the original "Jenna Bush.....- 1/17/2008 3:59:49 PM
Closing Arguments by Joelle Ogletree's Attorney at ALJ Hearing 2006- Expanded Transcript (salon) As regular readers of Somervell County Salon know, I have been putting up parts of various publicly available testimony regarding the Joelle Ogletree case. Not only are the transcripts from the 2004 c.....- 1/17/2008 1:28:19 PM
Does Senator Larry *Foot-Tappin'* Craig REALLY Want the ACLU to Help Him? (salon) omigosh, this made me laugh. Craig, as everyone knows by now, was arrested for soliciting sex with an undercover cop in the stall next to his in an airport public bathroom. He pleaded guilty and tried.....- 1/17/2008 12:26:05 AM
Bush to Sell Smart Bombs to Saudi Arabia-Which has Abysmal Women's Human Rights Record (salon) (not to mention that the 9/11 hijackers came primarily from Saudi Arabia). Interesting article from ABC's Martha Radditz in which she talks about going to use the gym while following Bush in his Saudi.....- 1/16/2008 11:52:14 PM
Elementary School Video Presentation from GRISD School Board Meeting Dec 2007 (salon) This is a very cute presentation from the GRISD school board meeting from last month about Glen Rose elementary school touting how great it is (may take a few minutes to load, large file).NAME="cornyn.....- 1/17/2008 10:09:25 AM
Construction Progress Video from GRISD School Board Meeting Dec 18, 2007 (salon) This is a presentation from last month's GRISD school board meeting discussing construction projects on all the Glen Rose schools. I thought it was very interesting, not only because there were lots o.....- 1/18/2008 10:52:09 AM
Media Pretends John Edwards Doesn't Exist (salon) As we've said here before, they've set up the elections as a horse race between two main candidates and EVEN THOUGH EDWARDS FINISHED SECOND in the Iowa caucus, would you even KNOW that from listening .....- 1/16/2008 6:50:16 PM
One More UFO Funny From the FW-Star-Telegram-About that UFO in Stephenville, Texas (salon) I was amused by this.In 1897, six years before the Wright Brothers' maiden flight, farmer C.L. McIlhany of Stephenville told The Dallas Morning News that he and more than 20 other leading citizens had.....- 1/16/2008 6:46:32 PM
Imagine Living Here with High Blast Walls Around Each Precinct (salon) - 1/16/2008 6:24:41 PM
John *Bipartisan* Boehner Says He's Going to Flip Pelosi the Bird (salon) - 1/16/2008 4:26:58 PM
Have a Video of the Selden (Erath County) Texas UFO? Worth $5000 Reward! (salon) A $5,000 reward for authentic video that would confirm a UFO sighting in Selden on Jan. 8 is being offered by Glen Rose business owner, Steve Allen.Allen first reported the mysterious lights to the Em.....- 1/16/2008 4:15:07 PM
The Recession isn't coming, IT'S ALREADY HERE! (pstern) Let's awaken to the reality...I have no idea why so many writers and media continue to warn of "the coming recession" when we have been in it for at least the past year.Just look at increasi.....- 1/16/2008 4:14:01 PM
Huckabee Wacky Note O Day- *A Cop In Front of Every Mosque* ... in America (salon) I saw the other day that Huckabee wants to change the constitution to bring it in line with the Bible. I can't begin to say how many things are wrong witth that, although I'm sure it appeals to some r.....- 1/16/2008 4:02:10 PM
MSNBC's *Freedom of Speech* Prevented Dennis Kucinich from Being Part of Debate (salon) I watched part of the Nevada Democratic debate last night but noticed that Dennis Kucinich was not seated among the other 3 attendees. Had Bill Richardson not withdrawn, he would have been the fourth .....- 1/16/2008 3:58:08 PM
The Push to Privatize Toll Roads Will NOT Resolve Our Urgent Road Issues (pstern) Toll Roads and privatization are NOT the solutions to our roadway issuesI've been writing the past 8 years that toll roads are NOT cost-effective and that they do NOT resolve many of the urgent issues.....- 1/16/2008 10:00:15 AM
Chet Edwards gets a pay raise - to $169,300 a year, or a 2.5% increase (joe) Man that must feel gooooood to be in congress and make all that cash!! Let's not forget that only the first $90,000 or so it taxed for Social Security so that's $80,000 with no Social Security taken o.....- 1/16/2008 1:44:07 AM
Hillary *Fear-Terror* Clinton didn't back down from her fear tactics (joe) - 1/16/2008 1:19:04 AM
James Vickery has WITHDRAWN from Tx House Dist 59 Race-Supports Ernie Casbeer (salon) That was quick. I saw a press release yesterday about Vickery announcing his candidacy and today there's this article in the Stephenville paper.“Ernie and I think too much alike to run against e.....- 1/15/2008 1:49:19 PM
That UFO seen in Erath County, Texas also seen in Cleburne-Man to discuss on radio tonight (salon) from the Stephenville Empire-TribuneJason Greywolf Leigh, an expert on UFOs and a resident of Cleburne, will go on the air tonight at 10 p.m. CDT, for the Canadian station http://xzone-radio.com hoste.....- 1/15/2008 1:03:54 PM
Hillary Clinton changes as the breeze does (joe) Hillary Clinton's overnight makeover last week was one of a series of 'humanizing' moments done on purpose to help Hillary Clinton win votes. You notice when she was talking that one day and got ".....- 1/15/2008 8:46:20 AM
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