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Unfunded mandate for Texas Schools-Fingerprinting! (salon) I read an article about a month ago about a new Texas law that was going to require that certain school personnel be fingerprinted (in an article also about how real estate personnel also were to be f.....- 1/11/2008 9:14:44 AM
Republican Debate Laugh O Night (salon) I read an article about a month ago about a new Texas law that was going to require that certain school personnel be fingerprinted (in an article also about how real estate personnel also were to be f.....- 1/10/2008 11:19:11 PM
Few Notes from the Glen Rose Reporter Newspaper Week of Jan 10, 2008 (salon) I really do like the looks of the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper-more color, more photos, looks terrific.Sad News about a local GRISD high school graduate, Mason Frye, who died this last weekend from a .....- 1/10/2008 7:57:59 PM
Who are Hays County Commissioners REALLY Working For? (pstern) We need ethical leadership!As a longtime Hays County Resident, I am getting very weary of reading and hearing about plans for our county roads from sources other than directly from our county commissi.....- 1/10/2008 5:12:27 PM
Illegal Email Deletions O Day-This time from Gov Matt Blunt from Missouri (salon) Oh, YOU thought I was going to talk about Texas DA Rosenthal and how he deleted his emails and then gave this weak excuse.Rosenthal said in court documents last month that he deleted the e-mails to re.....- 1/10/2008 3:48:51 PM
Short Cuts for Jan 10, 2008 (salon) Oh, YOU thought I was going to talk about Texas DA Rosenthal and how he deleted his emails and then gave this weak excuse.Rosenthal said in court documents last month that he deleted the e-mails to re.....- 1/10/2008 3:43:39 PM
14 yr old girl in Illinois Challenging the *Slient Reflection and Prayer Act* (salon) Her lawsuit challenging the new Silent Reflection and Student Prayer Act in Illinois has already resulted in a temporary injunction blocking the law's mandatory moment of silence for the 13,000 studen.....- 1/10/2008 3:38:33 PM
New CEO of Energy Future Holdings aka TXU to get $1 Million Per Year Salary (salon) plus bonuses up to $2 million. Even if he gets FIRED, he cashes in.Energy Future Holdings Corp. disclosed John F. Young's compensation in a filing Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.....- 1/10/2008 2:54:09 PM
Hunter Harris (WR) of Glen Rose, TX Named on Fort Worth Star-Telegram's *Super Team* (salon) plus bonuses up to $2 million. Even if he gets FIRED, he cashes in.Energy Future Holdings Corp. disclosed John F. Young's compensation in a filing Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.....- 1/10/2008 10:22:36 AM
Coyotes Killing Pet Cats in Weatherford (Parker County) Texas? Caused by Drilling? (salon) White said her cats started disappearing when a drilling location appeared about a quarter-mile away from her house.Dianne Daniel, a manager at the Weatherford-Parker County animal shelter, agrees wit.....- 1/10/2008 10:17:00 AM
New Documentary-*Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal Wars*- Hallsburg Texas Helps Slay the Giant (salon) Pastoral images of eastern McLennan County open the film before it moves on to a meeting at Hallsburg City Hall. At the meeting, a small group of residents listens to Mayor Mike Glockzin rehash their .....- 1/10/2008 9:55:29 AM
Johnson County, Texas Folks Talk about the Writer's Strike (salon) I'm with the guy on the end, who said he doesn't watch much television. At least, for me, I don't watch sitcoms or drama shows, but rather quasi-news cable shows, C-span and movies. So whether or not .....- 1/10/2008 9:52:59 AM
The *Iron My Shirt* Video-Incident at Clinton Rally In New Hampshire (salon) I'm with the guy on the end, who said he doesn't watch much television. At least, for me, I don't watch sitcoms or drama shows, but rather quasi-news cable shows, C-span and movies. So whether or not .....- 1/10/2008 8:58:46 AM
The Two-Party Boogie, or, the Ring-a-Round-the-Rosie Rag (pstern) The Little America That Couldn't...Most Democrats, are mistaken about why Obama is doing so well. Obama is doing well mostly because of big dollars and Oprah's support. Millions of issue ignorant tele.....- 1/9/2008 9:45:07 PM
Humor from Borowitz: Clinton Schedules Crying Jag for South Carolina (salon) The Little America That Couldn't...Most Democrats, are mistaken about why Obama is doing so well. Obama is doing well mostly because of big dollars and Oprah's support. Millions of issue ignorant tele.....- 1/9/2008 6:52:56 PM
Bwahahahaah-Video of Jim Hightower's Gifts For a Happier New Year (salon) The Little America That Couldn't...Most Democrats, are mistaken about why Obama is doing so well. Obama is doing well mostly because of big dollars and Oprah's support. Millions of issue ignorant tele.....- 1/9/2008 3:20:21 PM
Video-Edra Bogle, Candidate for Texas State School Board of Education District 14 (salon) THESE are the people that decide, among other things, what kind of textbooks children will be using in classrooms. I was highly impressed with Ms. Bogle and her positions on various educational matter.....- 1/9/2008 3:07:13 PM
Video of Ernie Casbeer (Candidate Tx House Dist 59) at Somervell Democratic Candidates Night (salon) THESE are the people that decide, among other things, what kind of textbooks children will be using in classrooms. I was highly impressed with Ms. Bogle and her positions on various educational matter.....- 1/9/2008 2:40:17 PM
TSA Tells Mom Not to Touch her 5 year old kid Because He's a Security Risk! (salon) TSA thinks that behind this innocent smile lurks. (da da DUM) a TERRORIST!!!!!Sheesh.A 5-year-old boy was detained as "security risk" because he had the same name of someone on the TSA ".....- 1/9/2008 12:49:20 PM
John Cornyn on the Po Po Telecom Companies that Broke the Law- Video from 2007 (salon) This is from about a month ago when the Senate was holding the debates about warrantless surveillance. John Cornyn's whine about why the telecom companies, which BROKE THE LAW, should be granted immun.....- 1/9/2008 12:21:03 PM
What Does Wayne Rotan Make As Glen Rose ISD School Superintendent? (salon) A month or so ago the Fort Worth Star-Telegram had an article showing what various superintendents in the state of Texas make, not just in salary but also benefits and perks. For example, the Arli.....- 1/9/2008 11:12:16 AM
*You Own My Heart* to Hiring *Hot Interns*-More on the Lurid Emails of Chuck Rosenthal, DA from Houston (salon) You may remember theRepublican Family Values man who has been having an affair with his secretary, and denying it... and who is also a racist.  And the Republican party in Houston wanted him NOT .....- 1/9/2008 10:47:20 AM
Can YOU Tell What is a Threat Or What is Not? (salon) False positives and jimmying statistics.Yesterday The New York Times wrote about New York City's campaign:Now, an overview of police data relating to calls to the hot line over the past two years reve.....- 1/9/2008 10:31:54 AM
At least for today, I have lost interest in the primaries (salon) I'm more than disappointed that, every time Obama and Clinton were discussed last night on MSNBC, Edwards was never mentioned. It was always Obama vs Clinton, even though Edwards came in second place .....- 1/9/2008 10:00:18 AM
Delegate Count: Obama - 25 / Clinton - 24 / Edwards - 18 (joe) According to the delegate meter on the MSNBC site, Obama leads the democrats with 25 votes and here is the breakdown:Obama:Iowa - 16 delegatesNew Hampshire - 9 delegatesClinton:Iowa - 15 delegatesNew .....- 1/9/2008 12:24:58 AM
Did NH voters fall for the Clinton overnight makeover into emotional person or did the independents jump to McCain? (joe) I am of the opinion that Clinton's negative numbers are too high for her to win a general election because over half the country will not vote for her. With the jump in the NH numbers there are a numb.....- 1/9/2008 12:02:21 AM
Waco Trib (in OUR US House District 17) Smacks Bush for Secrecy re: White House Logs (salon) I've always been amused by the fact that Chet Edwards, a Democrat, is the congressman also for Crawford. The editors at the Waco Tribune are NOT amused by Bush's antics regarding keeping his activitie.....- 1/8/2008 4:28:22 PM
On James Vickery of Hico, Texas Running in Democratic Primary for TX House District 59 (salon) I don't know much about the man who is running against Ernie Casbeer in the primary, except that 1. he has apparently always voted Republican and 2. he said he was tired of his party and that's why he.....- 1/8/2008 4:13:50 PM
Fraudulent Commercial O Day-Doctor in Lipitor Commercial ISN*T A DOCTOR (salon) I just saw that commercial again last night. When I first saw it, I was completely creeped out because I thought the man looked like Bush and, crassly, that the Lipitor advertisers were trying to cash.....- 1/8/2008 1:22:08 PM
Roger Clemens, Accused of Steroid Injections, Attempting to Clear His Name (salon) I watched 60 minutes the other day and saw Clemens deny that he had been injected with steroids, rather he was injected, to hear him tell it, with vitamins. Yesterday he filed suit against, not the ba.....- 1/8/2008 1:01:22 PM
Why isn't probable cause required to search and even seize a laptop? (salon) US Courts consider the legality of laptop searches-are laptops like suitcases?????The government contends that it is perfectly free to inspect every laptop that enters the country, whether or not ther.....- 1/8/2008 12:55:21 PM
Long Knives Out for Clinton- John Dickerson of Slate on the *Two Rallies* (salon) US Courts consider the legality of laptop searches-are laptops like suitcases?????The government contends that it is perfectly free to inspect every laptop that enters the country, whether or not ther.....- 1/8/2008 11:54:37 AM
Gloria Steinem's Going to Vote for Clinton... Why Her Argument is the Wrong One (salon) I have always considered myself a feminist. I spent a lot of time in my working life reading books about breaking the glass ceiling, how to talk so as to be understood and respected by my male counter.....- 1/8/2008 11:09:30 AM
More on Mitsubishi Nuclear Reactors for Comanche Peak (Glen Rose, Texas) (salon) The article from the DMN says that Energy Future (formerly known as TXU) doesn't know when they're going to file the applications for the new reactors to be added to Comanche Peak, but hopes the whole.....- 1/8/2008 10:29:19 AM
More Reaction to Hillary Clinton's Teary Performance Yesterday (salon) Heh. Scumbag Rudy Guiliani has to tie being teary to (wait for it......) September 11th!John Edwards says he wasn't criticizing Clinton yesterdayCountdown last night mentioned that Clinton teared up o.....- 1/8/2008 10:07:20 AM
Johnson County (Texas) Court Records are now Online (salon) from the Cleburne Times-ReviewJohnson County district clerk court records are now available online free of charge for public access, District Clerk David Lloyd said Friday in a press release.To access.....- 1/8/2008 9:49:38 AM
Rick Perry-Too Busy to Schedule Veteran's Ceremony- for Six Months (salon) It's hard work when you're running around overseas or campaigning other states... instead of DOING YOUR JOB.EDINBURG — Six months after this city's most famous son was posthumously awarded the s.....- 1/7/2008 2:20:34 PM
Hillary Clinton Gets Weepy from Exhaustion on the Campaign Trail-Caught on Video (salon) Sigh. I really hate to see this, and my distaste has nothing to do with not liking Hillary Clinton or wanting her to be president. It's that I hate to see a woman in public breaking down. That type of.....- 1/7/2008 1:44:31 PM
American Economy First Concern of Voters (pstern) That's what the opinion polls showed.Apparently, the Republican and Democratic parties and their candidates are "surprised" by that fact.Personally, I'm not surprised by their surprise! Afte.....- 1/7/2008 12:48:49 PM
Geez. Seems like Bill Clinton really DOES want to sabotage his wife's run for president (salon) That's what the opinion polls showed.Apparently, the Republican and Democratic parties and their candidates are "surprised" by that fact.Personally, I'm not surprised by their surprise! Afte.....- 1/7/2008 12:34:59 PM
NCLB (No Child Left Behind), Unfunded Mandate, Lawsuit Revived by US Appeals Court (salon) Good. The issue is, WHO pays for this and WHY should schools be forced to comply? I notice that 8 school districts in Texas are part of this suit.A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit challeng.....- 1/7/2008 11:36:59 AM
Earmarks- Loads O Money for the DFW Area Including Pete Session's Obesity Study (salon) from the Dallas Morning News.And while this is the first year lawmakers have been required to list in the federal budget the projects for which they secured funding, Congress hardly curtailed its spen.....- 1/7/2008 11:31:50 AM
Democrats Ponder Changing the 2005 Bankruptcy Law as Bankruptcies Spike (salon) While Dodd's White House hopes ended after the Iowa caucuses on Thursday night, his voice still carries plenty of clout on Capitol Hill. As chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, he has ignited a f.....- 1/7/2008 11:19:43 AM
15 States Reject Bush's Abstinence-Only Funding... Because it doesn't Work! (salon) A growing number of states are taking a stand and actually rejecting federal abstinence-only funds, reports Attkisson. New Mexico just became the 15th. "The governors are saying; 'Even if th.....- 1/7/2008 11:02:27 AM
Ron Paul Will Cross Picket Line for HIS Celebrity Night on Leno (salon) A growing number of states are taking a stand and actually rejecting federal abstinence-only funds, reports Attkisson. New Mexico just became the 15th. "The governors are saying; 'Even if th.....- 1/7/2008 11:00:28 AM
Now THIS is how the HPV shot should be administered-voluntarily by parents who request it (salon) I am not for forcing 12 year old girls to get the HPV shot. And it's not because I am a religous fundamentalist or I think that it will encourage 12 year old girls to have sex, etc. I've said before t.....- 1/7/2008 10:55:41 AM
John *Uncle Fester* McCain's Earmark Hypocrisy (No, We Dare Call it LIES) (salon) Lurch John McCain before surgery to remove lobbyist from his head.McCain says he never asked for a single earmark. Um, does he mean that he never said... OUT LOUD.. that he wanted an earmark? Or that .....- 1/7/2008 10:49:22 AM
It Can't Happen Here... but it already has.. Pitts (salon) There is nothing new about being scared. Nor about abridging civil liberties in response. It happened in the civil rights movement, in the Red scare, happened when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, .....- 1/7/2008 10:44:24 AM
Bribing Pilgrim's Pride HR in Mt Pleasant, Texas To get a job plucking chickens (salon) "The HR employee who was taken into custody has been terminated from employment," Atkinson said in a statement to The Associated Press. "We are looking further into the matter."Und.....- 1/7/2008 10:32:14 AM
Joe Barton Smacked Back About his Vote Against the House Energy Bill (salon) from Steve Bush, US House Dist 6, who is running against Smoky Joe.Barton’s vote puts him in the bizarre position of voting against the improvement in fuel efficiency that most Americans, most c.....- 1/7/2008 10:23:17 AM
On Ernie Casbeer (D) Running Against Sid Miller(R) (Tx House Dist 59) (salon) Article from the Stephenville Empire-Tribune.Casbeer said his decision to run for a second time stems from his concern over several unresolved items in the state legislature. He said schools are &ldqu.....- 1/7/2008 10:04:42 AM
Bloom Off the Rose? No New Gas Well Drilling in Bosque County, Texas? (salon) Article from the Stephenville Empire-Tribune.Casbeer said his decision to run for a second time stems from his concern over several unresolved items in the state legislature. He said schools are &ldqu.....- 1/7/2008 9:08:09 AM
*Concept of Liberal Media Cries Out for Nit-Picking*-Cleburne Times Editorial Opinion (salon) Now, let’s nit-pick. If you insist on criticizing the liberal media, please remember that we are talking about plural outlets. Never say, “The liberal media is ...”; say, “The .....- 1/7/2008 9:04:52 AM
Cleburne (Johnson Co) TX Top Stories for 2007 Include some from Glen Rose (salon) or that we have written about.#1. House explodes due to gas leak.(our take)Cleburne Fire Marshal Bill Wright concluded that several events caused two explosions in the house. Although the home did not.....- 1/7/2008 8:57:56 AM
*I Want the Second Tier to be Heard Because National Media is Ruling this Election* (Iowa) (salon) Interesting article from Iowa Independent, in which case Biden's supporters were *timed* out of having a voice in one of the precincts in Iowa by a hasty precinct chair. Have to say that I object even.....- 1/7/2008 8:36:22 AM
Waco Friends of Peace Went to Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) About His War Funding (salon) Dear Congressman Edwards,I and others of the peace community in District 17 have met with you twice concerning ending the Iraq occupation. At the time we felt you were sincere in addressing our concer.....- 1/6/2008 11:24:54 PM
Couple More Annoying Things About Clinton From last Night's Debate in NH (salon) One. When she was defending how great things were in the past, she used HER HUSBAND'S EXPERIENCE AS PRESIDENT, ie, getting rid of the deficit, etc. Okay, but that wasn't HER that did it, it was her HU.....- 1/6/2008 5:40:18 PM
John *Uncle Fester* McCain Calls Americans Imperialistic Wimps (salon) Well, those weren't his EXACT words, but what else could it mean when he says that all Americans want the United States to occupy other countries because SAFETY trumps everything else. Oh, and he also.....- 1/6/2008 3:56:34 PM
What if *Hot Or Not* Voting Was Used for OUR Elections? Because Plurality Voting is a LOSER (salon) Extremely interesting article on *range voting* from a mathematician.WP: Range voting is the newest in the sense of people being aware of it and promoting it: If you're rating a video on YouTube you g.....- 1/6/2008 2:32:53 PM
Tx Senator Kip Averitt Mentioned in Article about Freeport, Texas, Hunton Energy Synthetic Natural Gas Plant (salon) That's our Texas Senate District 22.  I don't know much about SNG, here's a bit."This is a very exciting project," says Jim Marston, the State Climate Initiatives Director of Environmen.....- 1/6/2008 2:12:03 PM
Cartoon-Huckabee's Negative Campaigning (salon) That's our Texas Senate District 22.  I don't know much about SNG, here's a bit."This is a very exciting project," says Jim Marston, the State Climate Initiatives Director of Environmen.....- 1/6/2008 1:49:43 PM
Videos of Democratic Senator Candidates Rick Noriega and Ray McMurrey Speaking to Sun City Democrats This Weekend (salon) That's our Texas Senate District 22.  I don't know much about SNG, here's a bit."This is a very exciting project," says Jim Marston, the State Climate Initiatives Director of Environmen.....- 1/6/2008 1:42:38 PM
Video Clip-John Edwards Pushes Clinton's Buttons at Jan 5 08 Debate (salon) That's our Texas Senate District 22.  I don't know much about SNG, here's a bit."This is a very exciting project," says Jim Marston, the State Climate Initiatives Director of Environmen.....- 1/6/2008 1:27:59 PM
Muwahahah-Carlyle Group Wants To Privatize EVERYTHING -and invites foreign investors (salon) THIS is what I object to with Private Public Partnerships (PPPs). The idea that the Carlyle group would use infrastructure money to get into vital public projects in the United States, including water.....- 1/6/2008 12:07:40 PM
Cringe Moment from Debate Last Night- the *Likeable* Question (salon) I don't remember,but maybe it does happen, anyone in a presidential debate before being asked about being more *likeable* than other candidates. Whether you like a candidate or not is such a subjectiv.....- 1/6/2008 11:10:41 AM
Reversals of Forture for Private Equity Firms- Blackstone-PHH Deal Over (salon) Underneath all this is the subprime mortgage fiasco and the dreaded *R* word.Private equity buyers have been hit particularly hard by the downturn because they pay for the companies they buy primarily.....- 1/6/2008 10:46:28 AM
The Goldman Sachs Scam-Earn Fees from Leveraged Buyouts, and Pay Yourself Because You're Also the Bank (salon) What's the niftiest way to vault to the top ranks of banks that earn fees from leveraged buyouts? Pay yourself. That would take a page right out of Goldman Sachs' (nyse: GS - news - people ) play.....- 1/6/2008 10:39:18 AM
Map of Surveillance Societies Around the World (salon) What's the niftiest way to vault to the top ranks of banks that earn fees from leveraged buyouts? Pay yourself. That would take a page right out of Goldman Sachs' (nyse: GS - news - people ) play.....- 1/6/2008 10:24:31 AM
TXU aka Energy Future Holdings-5 MILLION SMACKS for David Poole to Stay on (salon) When TXU was bought out by KKR last year, David Poole, who is general counsel, could have left the company. And still can. But Energy Future Holdings wanted to keep him on, so they bought out his cont.....- 1/6/2008 10:22:56 AM
Monster in Fannin Co, TX- Natural Gas Coal Fired Plant Outside of Savoy (salon) Boy, does THAT sound like trouble waiting to happen!After last year’s controversy over proposed coal-fired power plants in Texas, talks of a new natural gas power plant on the Fannin/Grayson cou.....- 1/6/2008 10:13:02 AM
Wow! I am SO impressed with the fire and passion of John Edwards! (salon) Had to pause from watching the Democratic NH debate and write this. I voted for John Edwards in the Texas primary-I wanted HIM to win the nomination, but this time around I haven't particularly had an.....- 1/5/2008 10:05:33 PM
Pharmaceutical Advertising on TV Should be Banned (pstern) At the least, those drug ads must be rated for parental guidance with the option to block them.We Americans know that the U.S. Pharmaceutical industry and its companies spend huge amounts of campaign .....- 1/5/2008 6:57:56 PM
Hillary Clinton and the Role of Spouses in a Campaign (salon) I heard the other night, I think by some commentator on MSNBC, that one problem with Hillary is that, by her relying so much on Bill Clinton to front for her, she reminds people that she stands for th.....- 1/5/2008 1:24:42 PM
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
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