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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) 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 6:24:41 PM
John *Bipartisan* Boehner Says He's Going to Flip Pelosi the Bird (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 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) 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 1:19:04 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
Nosy RFID and Supermarket Loyalty Cards To Market to you in your Shopping Cart (salon) I don't have a loyalty card. I shop at HEB BECAUSE they don't require loyalty cards just to get lower prices.  (Every once in a while I get some milk or other items at Brookshires and I am ALWAYS.....- 1/14/2008 7:08:46 PM
Fundraising Event for Susan Criss-Erath County, Texas on Jan 24 2008 at 7:00 pm (salon) The Erath County Democratic Party and Mr. Ernest Cannon Hosts a Multi-County Fundraising EventforThe Honorable Judge Susan Criss, Democrat for Texas Supreme CourtWorking Hand-in-Hand to Move Texas For.....- 1/14/2008 6:59:47 PM
*No Child Left Behind*?-No. No Child Left Unrecruited (salon) Apparently the NCLB has no funding for geography! This opinion from the A-AS talks about how there will be MORE soldiers but less geography students, leading to people going into battle in places they.....- 1/14/2008 6:38:42 PM
We Love Dale Henry-Running for Texas Railroad Commissioner (salon) Article from the Chron's Texas Politics.Heh. here's a couple of stats I like.Henry ran again as a Democrat in 2006. Henry lost, but he received 1.7 million votes, 42 percent of the turnout. Henry rece.....- 1/14/2008 1:32:12 PM
The ALJ/TEA Transcript on the *Notes* and *I Never* Game with more-Part 2 - Joelle Ogletree (salon) Part one here. And here's the direct link to the PDF we're referencing.p 4 PDF- (camp out info) Matt says that Ogletree pulled over to the side of the road, put the car in park, and turned the headlig.....- 1/14/2008 1:02:39 PM
The ALJ/TEA Transcript on the *Notes* and *I Never* Game with more-Part 1 - Joelle Ogletree (salon) I've scanned some more of the transcript. It's over 600 pages so I am only putting in parts that interest me, as I'm not a Copy Nun. Included in this PDF file are expanded bits about who attended the .....- 1/14/2008 12:33:23 PM
Abstinence Only Programs Not Working (salon) we mentioned the other day that a number of states are rejecting federal handouts for abstinence funding.Here's moreToday's teens are the victims of a billion-dollar social experiment: the national im.....- 1/14/2008 9:52:21 AM
ATMOS Energy Fixing to Charge Customers More, Starting in March (salon) So, let's see. ATMOS acquires Mid-Tex in 2007 and the RRC ruled on the rate case then.The cities represent more than half the 1.5 million residential customers in the Mid-Tex Division, which covers a .....- 1/14/2008 9:47:21 AM
Quickie Note about the Cowboys -Giants Game Last night (salon) (Yes. I live in DFW area. But I like the Giants-I'm whispering this.)  Giants WON 21 -17. That's the first time I haven't seen Tony Romo smiling his head off during the entire game. I do believe .....- 1/14/2008 9:14:04 AM
North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) Want to add Wise and Hood Counties, Texas (salon) The MPA is not only looking at extending into Wise County, but also into Hood, Hunt and even more of the counties now only partially inside the designated zone.According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the.....- 1/14/2008 8:55:43 AM
Excellent Article on Illegal Migration from the Waco paper (salon) Here’s a phrase Agent Sean King wishes would disappear from the country’s political vocabulary: “Seal the border.”The border is too long and difficult to patrol, and the immigr.....- 1/14/2008 8:39:53 AM
Article on Ernie Casbeer's Run for Tx House Dist 59 in Hamilton (Texas) paper (salon) - Ernie Casbeer announced his candidacy for the Texas House District 59. Casbeer filed to run in the Democratic Party primary in March and will face Republican incumbent Sid Miller in the November Gen.....- 1/14/2008 8:29:19 AM
Possible UFO Sighting in Selden, Erath County, Texas Last Tuesday Night? (salon) Steve Allen of Glen Rose was among those who saw something they could not explain.Allen was at the home of Mike Odom in Selden about 6:15 p.m. when they suddenly noticed flashing lights about “3.....- 1/14/2008 8:08:42 AM
Tarleton State U Professor Thomas Dougherty Fired for Child Pornography on Computer (salon) According to information obtained from Dougherty’s personnel file, the professor was first placed on paid administrative leave before he was terminated. He is appealing the decision and has hire.....- 1/14/2008 8:00:01 AM
Republicans *Populists*? Pah! Populists are Anti-Corporatists (salon) and that lets out Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul.  From Patrick Barkman, editorial in the Cleburne (Texas) Times-Review, that includes a short lesson on the *Cleburne Papers* which was the first docu.....- 1/14/2008 7:38:35 AM
More on Matt B From the ALJ/TEA Transcript- Joelle Ogletree (salon) Short recap of posts done here: re: Matt B, who was one of the people who made accusations against Joelle Ogletree. Here's Matt's testimony from Day 1 of the criminal trial in 2004, here i.....- 1/14/2008 3:14:44 AM
The Boy Who Recanted- Sam F and Transcripts from the ALJ Hearing of Joelle Ogletree (salon) Have written here before about the 3rd boy in the case of Joelle Ogletree, Sam F, who did not testify at Ogletree's criminal trial because shortly before, he told the DA in Johnson County that he had .....- 1/13/2008 3:54:59 PM
EDS Prints SSN on Mailing Labels in State of Wisconsin.... TWICE (salon) I've already been thinking today about social security numbers being tossed around like candy (like with TEA and kindergartners) and then I see this. Especially since it's Ross Perot's old company, ED.....- 1/13/2008 1:59:12 PM
Rudy *I Run On Only One Issue-9/11* Guiliani's Patter is Becoming a Real Joke (salon) I'm starting to get to where I have hilarity rising when I read what Mr. Scumball says. Can he go to ANY event or have ANY public interview in which he does not tie 9/11 to an issue? Heh. He's more th.....- 1/13/2008 12:33:06 PM
Bush's REAL Legacy-Here Comes Recession (salon)  The unemployment rate leaps to a two-year high, record numbers of people are forced from their homes and Wall Street nose-dives again. Such is the fallout from a housing meltdown that threatens .....- 1/13/2008 12:23:04 PM
Update on those Televangelists Being Investigated by Congress- Benny Hinn Steps Down (salon) from Oral Roberts University, as well as others. (Here's the original blog post  about the investigation).Two televangelists have resigned their posts as regents at Oral Roberts University, .....- 1/13/2008 12:16:38 PM
Would you give your child's social security number to a PRIVATE data mining company???? (salon) That's what TEA is requiring school districts do. No, the TEA is not collecting this information for themselves, they are GIVING it to OZ. And, did the school districts ask parents for permission to d.....- 1/13/2008 11:59:58 AM
Our Starry Skies-Going Extinct- McDonald Observatory Losing Dark Skies (salon) Why do we love living out here in the country? Because we can see the stars. But if there gets to be too many bright lights (light pollution) we won't be able to see them as we once have.. and they wi.....- 1/13/2008 11:48:45 AM
Oh, Please *The Hillary Moment*-Are We Fixing to see Women in Politics Tear Up All the Time? (salon) Boy. That didn't take long.First Hillary Clinton had an emotional moment last week before the New Hampshire primaries.Then Wendy Davis had one during a goodbye speech before the Fort Worth City Counci.....- 1/13/2008 11:40:35 AM
Republicans Try More Marijuana than Democrats-Gallup Poll from November 2007 (salon) Ah! Google! I stumbled across this poll when looking for some Repubican versus Democrat stats. Turns out that more Republicans have tried reefer than Democrats.The writer of this blog about it asks wh.....- 1/13/2008 11:12:53 AM
Obama OR Clinton would beat ANY Republican (salon) When you see it on Drudge, you know that Republicans are worried.More seriously, that was what was significant news coming out of the IA and NH primaries last week-that Democrats overwhelmingly turned.....- 1/13/2008 11:07:52 AM
Sheesh! Republican Says Waterboarding *Would* Be Torture-If it were USED AGAINST HIM (salon) Hello! Waterboarding IS torture and it's already friggin illegal, not to mention unethical. But, in Republican bizzaro world, it only becomes illegal if it happens to the person speaking about it??? T.....- 1/13/2008 10:56:08 AM
Iraq Update-9 More US Soldiers Die in Last Few Days (salon) and Juan Cole quotes a WHO study that says Bush's war has killed over 250,000 civilians.There is also the question of how many Iraqis have sustained significant or crippling injuries from the same vio.....- 1/13/2008 10:03:18 AM
Clinton Loses Presidency? She can Run Against Oprah for Daytime Teevee Queen (salon) because, cynically, it looks like she's found her meal ticket with the Oprah-watching crowd!Going into the New Hampshire primary, Hillary Clinton implored voters to keep a level head and not get carri.....- 1/13/2008 9:54:51 AM
Use a Sharpie and take God off your currency (joe) I know that there are always folks who want a lawsuit to stop the federal government from putting God on their coins, bills, pledge, song, etc. but instead of using the courts to express my opinion, I.....- 1/13/2008 9:45:04 AM
President Bush is a threat to the security of the world (joe) President Bush this weekend was ratcheting up the fear/terror talk overseas telling folks that Iran is a threat to the security of the world. Maybe he should take a look in the mirror because Bus.....- 1/13/2008 9:24:07 AM
Some Expanded Facts about Chayce W's Testimony at the ALJ Hearing-RE: Joelle Ogletree (salon) Before I drill down into a few of the transcript details, let me remind that the ALJ at the Austin hearing about Ogletree's teaching license found ALL of Chayce Wilson's allegations to be fabricated.&.....- 1/12/2008 7:10:02 PM
On Character, Plagiarism and Animal Cruelty-the Joelle Ogletree Case (salon) More from the expanded ALJ/TEA hearing transcript in which Joelle Ogletree, who had been accused of sexual misconduct with students, defended herself concerning her teaching license. At one point, Ogl.....- 1/12/2008 2:11:56 PM
Transcripts from ALJ/TEA Hearing for Joelle Ogletree-On the School District and TEA Complaints (salon) I, in the last two days, have been reading the transcript of the Administrative Law Judge hearing between the TEA and Joelle Ogletree (You can see other comments about the 80 page ALJ overview in this.....- 1/12/2008 12:00:46 PM
KERA Podcast-Will the Texas Primary Matter? (salon) I, in the last two days, have been reading the transcript of the Administrative Law Judge hearing between the TEA and Joelle Ogletree (You can see other comments about the 80 page ALJ overview in this.....- 1/11/2008 2:13:22 PM
Obscenely Rich CEO O Day- Countrywide's Angelo Mozilo Could get 115 MILLION BUCKS! (salon) I've said before, you can be a dang FAILURE, but if you're a CEO, you can be a FAILED MILLIONAIRE. It's funny because what this article shows is that the man will make MORE money by LEAVING Countrywid.....- 1/11/2008 2:05:35 PM
Ripping Open Food Bags With Your Teeth (salon) or risking amputating all your fingers by using a knife. I am sure I am not alone in scrambling to remember the URL of the gadget that will let me actually open packages... by myself... again.What hap.....- 1/11/2008 12:16:02 PM
Another Five Year Old Terrorist on No Fly List-his name is, get this *SAM ADAMS* (salon) Um. You know, like one of the Founders of this country. From Boing BoingI've tried everything that anyone has suggested. There's a TSA form that you can fill out for this situation, which I did, but t.....- 1/11/2008 11:45:08 AM
Well, THIS ought to rub salt into Chris Matthew's jealousy wounds (salon) When I was watching the *debates* from New Hampshire the other night, I felt like I could not only see but hear a lot of tension between Olbermann and Matthews. At one point, Matthews was carping abou.....- 1/11/2008 11:25:11 AM
Time to Get Rid of Primaries! (pstern) The traveling circus is back!I can't imagine what our forefathers would have said about our election primaries and also regarding the huge sums of campaign dollars needed to run for office.First of al.....- 1/11/2008 10:33:32 AM
Gotta Love it! Woman Chases Down Flasher from Wal-Mart Parking Lot (salon) The traveling circus is back!I can't imagine what our forefathers would have said about our election primaries and also regarding the huge sums of campaign dollars needed to run for office.First of al.....- 1/11/2008 9:42:35 AM
Did Texas Restoration Project Hide Funding of Rick Perry? IRS Will Investigate (salon) The Internal Revenue Service has been asked to investigate whether a Houston-based foundation funded by financial backers of Gov. Rick Perry improperly spent more than $1 million to boost .....- 1/11/2008 9:38:47 AM
REAL ID (aka the *666 Card*) Sneaks in for people under 50 (salon) Heh. if Bin Laden was here, he wouldn't have to get Real ID, since he was born in 1957 and therefore, by DHS standards, too much of a geezer to be a terrorist.Younger Americans will be getting more st.....- 1/11/2008 9:29:33 AM
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