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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) - 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) - 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
*So what if I have a face full of zits?*-Boy Scouts Comeback to Bullies (salon) - 1/11/2008 9:25:29 AM
Texas AG Abbott Wants to Privatize CHIPs-Anything to Make a Buck for Insurance, eh? (salon) Abbott said a private insurance company would contract with the state to cover a pool of children. A court could order parents to buy the private insurance based on their ability to pay. The court cou.....- 1/11/2008 9:22:29 AM
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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 1/9/2008 6:52:56 PM
Bwahahahaah-Video of Jim Hightower's Gifts For a Happier New Year (salon) - 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) - 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
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