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Contenders to Run Against Chet Edwards (Us House Dist 17)-1 Republican and 2 Libertarians (salon) Well, the rumours about WHO would run against Edwards proved not to be true. And I don't see Van "Trust Fund Baby" gearing up again.  (Remember, he moved from his chi-chi place in Pinki.....- 1/3/2008 10:05:20 AM
Today's Total Screw Up CEO-Getting 2.5 MILLION bucks and Options (salon) Just imagine if you and I were a total screwup and drove our company into the dirt... but could make out like a bandit with severance pay of $2.5 million smacks. Nice, eh? Makes you want to be a failu.....- 1/2/2008 6:49:40 PM
Public Education, Private / Charter Schools versus Home Schooling Our Children (pstern) Children who are homeschooled generally do very well in college and are better prepared to succeed in society.There are many studies that are showing these facts more and more.In fact, there are more .....- 1/2/2008 6:49:23 PM
Why Aren't Candidates FORCED to Quit Congressional Jobs Before Running for President? (salon) I was talking with one of the candidates running for a local office in Somervell County today and he mentioned that in the state of Texas if you want to run for the position he's trying for, you have .....- 1/2/2008 6:16:37 PM
*I want to Kiss You Behind Your Right Ear*- Harris County DA to His Secretary (salon) What was amusing was this guy, Chuck Rosenthal, a DA in Harris County, Texas, who is running on the Republican ticket's baloney about how his affair with his executive secretary had ended. (Hello! Why.....- 1/2/2008 5:15:24 PM
Funny! Bush Sees New Threat- Video (salon) - 1/2/2008 3:59:12 PM
What? You Can't Be Disruptive on a Bus If you're Reading the Bible? (salon) From Star-Telegram via Jobsanger "It was not what she was reading. It was the loudness," T spokeswoman Joan Hunter said. "The bus operator asked her to lower her voice. She said no.....- 1/2/2008 3:53:55 PM
'Nother Republican Family Value Man-Richard *Open Marriage/Philandering* Scaife (salon) In the collection.Asked whether his infidelity is hypocritical, in light of his political commitments, he refers not to a moral principle but to his own personal history. “My first marriage ende.....- 1/2/2008 3:32:43 PM
Orwell's Facecrime Comes to the TSA (salon) From 1984He did not know how long she had been looking at him, but perhaps for as much as five minutes, and it was possible that his features had not been perfectly under control. It was terribly dang.....- 1/2/2008 3:13:58 PM
Who in the HECK Wonders in a Public Toilet Whether the Seat is Still Warm? (salon) I don't know, this sounds kind of, um, Howard Hughes-ish. Like how Hughes would have his sandwiches put into a tree outside his home by men with gloved hands. Anyway, if YOU are one of those with a ph.....- 1/2/2008 3:11:30 PM
What I did over the New Years Holiday-Watched Twilight Zone Episodes (salon) and I'm STILL not done! I haven't yet seen the Talking Tina episode, or the one where Billy Mumy sends the people in the house to the cornfield, or my absolute favorite- William Shatner on the plane w.....- 1/2/2008 3:02:20 PM
Kucinich Completely Jumps the Shark-Or is that Board the UFO? (salon) Kucinich is the politician whose views I most agree with-except I have never had an encounter with a UFO! But for him, for some completely unfathomable reason, to endorse mealy-mouthed centris Obama? .....- 1/2/2008 2:43:28 PM
*Too Dangerous To Send Bill Clinton? Send Hillary.. and Sinbad.. and Sheryl Crow (salon) Heh. This made me laugh. Hillary Clinton trying to beef up her foreign policy *cred* by saying“We used to say in the White House that if a place is too dangerous, too small or too poor, send the.....- 1/2/2008 1:07:41 PM
Want Privacy? Move to Romania-Cuz US Ranks Tops in Intrusive Surveillance (salon) Malaysia, Russia and China ranked worst, but Great Britain and the United States also fell into the lowest-performing group of "endemic surveillance societies."The survey considered such fac.....- 1/2/2008 12:36:09 PM
So.. What's YOUR Talent, Arizona Beauty Queen? A. Kidnapping & Torturing Ex-Boyfriend! (salon) Update: Not so pretty in her mug shot.A beauty pageant winner and law school student clerking for a federal judge faces charges that she kidnapped and tortured an ex-boyfriend. Kumari Fulbright, .....- 1/2/2008 12:01:30 PM
McCain the Hypocrite? Clean Elections? Pah! Suck Up that Corporate Cash, Bay-Bee! (salon) Not that I expect any better out of the man who hugged up (blech) to Bush.It is common for politicians to court big money during a campaign. But private schmooze sessions such as the gathering in Utah.....- 1/2/2008 10:57:06 AM
Happy New Year - there is now a limit on how many batteries you can take on a plane (joe) A gift from the U.S. Department of Transportation. I guess now they are going to go through everything you own and classify how many of whatever you can take with you. I'm soooo glad I quit flying man.....- 1/2/2008 10:55:10 AM
Austin American-Statesman & Staff Continue to Promote Toll Roads Without Viewing All the Facts! (pstern) The Statesman newspaper has had a long history of supporting the toll road effort in Austin and throughout the state. It's one thing if its support was determined on the basis of the facts regarding t.....- 1/1/2008 10:21:25 PM
NO! To Nuclear Regurgitation- Texas Activists Challenge So-Called Nuclear Renaissance (salon) Texas anti-nuclear activists are rallying their forces to challenge the so-called nuclear renaissance that could see the state become home to the country's first new nuclear power plant project in nea.....- 1/1/2008 1:40:45 PM
Helicopter Too Close to Emperor Bush- Forced to Land in Hamilton, Texas (salon) The other day, a helicopter that happened to choose one of the days that Bush was at his house in Crawford, Texas, got forced down at the Hamilton airport. What I thought was interesting about the art.....- 1/1/2008 1:22:06 PM
Chris Turner, Chet Edwards District Manager, to Run for Texas House Against Bill Zedler (salon) That\'s Texas District 96, which includes Tarrant County (Bill Zedler\'s in Arlington-here are the bills he authored or coauthored during the 80th Lege session.).  Turner lives in th.....- 1/1/2008 1:04:08 PM
Dallas Morning News on ACM's Purchase of the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper (salon) As we've mentioned here before, the Macquarie Company out of Australia, which includes banking interests, is gobbling up local newspapers... in the United States. Macquarie owns 100 percent of America.....- 1/1/2008 12:47:59 PM
Tom Burka: Huckabee Runs Negative Ads Condemning Himself for Running Negative Ads (salon) Heh. I saw Crazy Man Huckabee's lame attempt to get the news reporters to run his campaign ads for free.From Talking Points Memo- By now you've probably heard that Mike Huckabee held a very bizar.....- 1/1/2008 9:28:28 AM
The Beast's 50 Most Loathesome People for 2007 (salon) All of them made me laugh, and #1 George Bush was no exception.Charges: Is it a civil rights milestone to have a retarded president? Maybe it would be, if he were ever legitimately elected. You can pr.....- 1/1/2008 9:17:28 AM
New Years Day- Time's Sweeping Day (salon) I've just started the process of making black eyed peas for today, using the ham bone from lunch last week to cook with them. The day is sunny and cold, and I always have a huge reservoir of happiness.....- 1/1/2008 8:52:17 AM
A Glance back at 2007 (pstern) A retrospective...Good for some, bad for most.Here's a small sampling:A few fortunate folks and corporations added more profits to their already expansive wealth.The year was a bumpy ride through endl.....- 12/31/2007 12:45:21 PM
Reminder that Lite Posting on this Blog During the Holidays (salon) - 12/29/2007 11:23:21 PM
On Joelle Ogletree's Criminal Trial in 2004-What about Third Boy Sam? (salon) I haven't said too much about the 3rd boy involved in Ogletree's case, who recanted his statements as lies before the DA shortly before the trial in August, 2004. I saw a photo of him in the Glen Rose.....- 12/29/2007 11:21:27 PM
Maybe We Should Feed Steroids to Our Elected Officials? (pstern) Baseball may be on to something.Instead of chastising the sport and its players, maybe we need to review it further.If it would increase their batting averages in making good decisions for the majorit.....- 12/28/2007 8:14:15 PM
Get Rid of the Lifetime Medicare *Late* Registration Penalty (pstern) It's time to kill the lifetime penalty before it kills Medicare recipients.It is an enigma why Congress agreed to a LIFETIME penalty for those Medicare recipients who decided to register more than 1 y.....- 12/27/2007 1:41:27 PM
For the 2008 New Year... (pstern) For the 2008 New Year...Let's wish each other health and to share a good life with loved ones. And let's all vow to get rid of all those special interest and/or deadwood incumbent elected officials an.....- 12/26/2007 7:36:22 PM
Juvenile Services of Johnson and Somervell Counties Scores 100 on Audit (salon) Boy That's terrific! And very nice words for Lisa Tomlinson.“She is an exceptional chief,” TJPC Chief of Staff Debbie Garza said of director Lisa Tomlinson. “She runs an excellent de.....- 12/24/2007 12:49:28 PM
Reason #1 Not to Vote for Obama (salon) - 12/24/2007 9:25:01 AM
Bwahahah- SEUI's Top Ten Reasons Carlyle Group's Rubenstein Bought the Magna Carta (salon) Funny.NEW YORK, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It might be all the eggnog we have been drinking this week, or just the unbelievable irony of it all, but SEIU's folks at BehindtheBuyouts.org couldn.....- 12/23/2007 4:23:03 PM
Court Tells Credit-Suisee- *No Boilerplate Disclaimers for YOU to Avoid Claims!* (salon) The subprime scandal continues.In a sweeping decision issued today, the Honorable James Graham of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio denied in virtually every respect m.....- 12/23/2007 3:57:34 PM
How Long to Process Claims for Veterans? Up to 6 Months (salon) Veterans who applied for benefits last year waited on average six months before a decision was made on their claims, according to a recent Department of Veterans Affairs Report.It took the VA 183 days.....- 12/23/2007 3:55:10 PM
Chet Edwards (US House District 17) *Holy Season* Card for Constituents (salon) - 12/23/2007 3:36:37 PM
C'Mon Now-We Know You're Out there-Add Yourself to the Frappr Map! (salon) Heck, we even have somebody from DUBAI with a pic. We already know you're lurking as a guest because we have tons of guest hits from all over the country. Go put up something with your pic, your websi.....- 12/23/2007 2:59:10 PM
The FBI Gone Amok-Both Now ... and Then (salon) Yeah. That's Hoover and Shirley Temple.FBI is out of control. But always has been.First up, NOW the FBI wants to build the world's largest biometric database that not only includes every stinking pers.....- 12/23/2007 2:45:47 PM
Oh. I thought they were talking about Rick Perry (salon) Anyone but Romney editorial-from Blue Mass.If you were building a Republican presidential candidate from a kit, imagine what pieces you might use: an athletic build, ramrod posture, Reaganesque hair, .....- 12/23/2007 2:15:46 PM
Santa Claus nailed to 15-foot crucifix (joe) BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) -- Art Conrad has an issue with the commercialism of Christmas, and his protest has gone way beyond just shunning the malls or turning off his television. The Bremerton resident .....- 12/23/2007 2:09:24 PM
Single mom duped by fake lottery ticket (joe) NAPLES, Fla. (AP) -- When single mother Mary Ann Shaffer scratched a lottery ticket last week, she thought Christmas had come early.The ticket indicated she was a $25,000 winner."I said, 'Oh my G.....- 12/23/2007 2:04:52 PM
Harper Government in Canada in Damage Control over Nuclear Power Plant Fiasco (salon) background- see first bullet item.  Now, from the Toronto StarOne of the great mysteries of life is that professional football players believe God has the time and interest to watch, even manipul.....- 12/23/2007 1:55:23 PM
Nuclear Reactor News O Day (salon) How much WILL it cost to decommission a nuclear power plant? In the case of Vermont Yankee, closing costs outpace the fund designed t pay for it. Why? because of costs of storing nuclear waste.Hanford.....- 12/23/2007 1:39:23 PM
Nanowire Battery Breakthrough-Electric Car Popularity CANNOT be far behind (salon) Via the Dilbert blog, I saw this on Science Daily.Stanford researchers have found a way to use silicon nanowires to reinvent the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that power laptops, iPods, video cam.....- 12/23/2007 1:02:58 PM
Hey! Nuclear Reactor in your Own Back Yard! Be the First To Have Nuclear Superiority in the 'Hood! (salon) So... you're filthy rich and you don't think that solar panels will quite cut the mustard! Toshiba wants to sell you Your Very Own Personal Nuclear Reactor! .....story on Next Energy News covering Tos.....- 12/23/2007 12:57:57 PM
Texas Government: Going, going gone --- to the dogs! (pstern) Is anyone home?Unemployment in Texas is increasing, homeowners still are foreclosing, too many Texans [including children] can NOT afford health care insurance and the doors of public education contin.....- 12/23/2007 10:30:34 AM
Goldman Sachs, Toll Roads, Conflicts of Interest and BIG HONKING BONUSES (salon) Saw via Dungeon Diary this morning that Lloyd Blankein, CEO of Goldman Sachs, who replaced Henry Paulsen, who is now firmly entrenched in the US Treasury position, got a HUGE bonus.If there was any wo.....- 12/23/2007 11:03:54 AM
Some of the Money Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) Is Bringing Back (salon) First up, he's growing the military.The day after Army officials announced that Fort Hood will grow by more than 3,000 soldiers in three years, two congressmen announced the Central Texas post will re.....- 12/23/2007 9:26:48 AM
Aggie Fighting Deportation Order-Family Trying Since 1992 To Get Permanent Residency (salon) Interesting story about a man, about to graduate from Texas A&M, whose family moved here to the United States when he was 5 from Guatemela.. and who was arrested by INS officials at school.  .....- 12/23/2007 9:18:17 AM
Emergency Helicopter Airlifts-What Happens If it's POLITICIZED???? Membership Selling in Somervell County (salon) You\'re in a car accident on Hwy 67 and the EMS personnel call emergency services, including a helicopter to a hospital, to get you to emergency care quickly. You, thinking you are prudent to d.....- 12/23/2007 8:58:33 AM
Lloyd Doggett Quizzes Mary Peters (USDOT) about the Trans-Texas Corridor-October 2007 (salon) Mary Peters emphatically said there was no NAFTA Superhighway. But then Doggett pressed her on the details.I've decided that there is no highway NAMED NAFTA Superhighway but there ARE a series of toll.....- 12/23/2007 7:56:44 AM
Day Trip to Austin -Confused by 183 Toll Road (salon) Drove down to Austin for something yesterday-I like all the legs of the trip, and particularly from Lampasses on down, on 183. Right outside of Lampasses on the left is a big iron dragon swimming in a.....- 12/23/2007 7:38:28 AM
Lloyd Doggett Queries Mary Peters About Federal Highways Into Toll Roads-Oct 07 (salon) I see now that this is how the federal government is doing end runs around pushing unpopular programs-say that the federal government is against them but then work on the state governments to implemen.....- 12/22/2007 10:51:18 PM
Mary Peters (USDOT) On Turning all Roads in to TOLL ROADS -from October 25, 2007 (salon) Video clip from House Budget Hearing on Surface Transportation. Watch this and realize that the Bush administration wants to make highway and bridge infrastructure privatized in the same way that tele.....- 12/22/2007 10:43:45 PM
Happy Holidays to all the Somervell County Salon Readers (salon) In our family, we celebrate Christmas, so we'll be having a gathering in a few days, the most important and delightful facet of which is being together. Hope your holiday, however or whatever your do .....- 12/22/2007 8:08:11 PM
I requested a copy of the powerpoint and video from the GRISD meeting and got back a letter from the attorney (pharper) Here was my request to the GRISD (Glen Rose Independent School District):---Subject: Open Records RequestI would like to get a digital copy of the video and PowerPoint that were presented at the schoo.....- 12/21/2007 3:36:18 PM
Boy! Medtronic BACK in the News-Court Injunction Against their Spine Screws (salon) It's ALMOST to laugh about except it's pretty creepy. First, I read about this bone-snatching scheme that Medtronic was part of. Then I read about how their defibrillators don't work right. NOW... The.....- 12/21/2007 1:40:58 PM
Grapes of Wrath Revisited- Brownsville, TX Migrant Workers Settle with Pioneer Hi-Bred Out of Court (salon) Grapes of Wrath is one of those books (and excellent movies, too) that you can't get out of your head once you see it. And I tend to think of migrant farmers being taken advantage of and snookered out.....- 12/21/2007 1:27:59 PM
Stuff for Bush's Library Going to Go to the Warehouse in Lewisville, Texas-the one behind Motel 6 (salon) This totally cracked me up, from the Flower Mound Leader. I used to live in The Colony, so I know right where Lakepointe Dr is, up north of the Vista Ridge Mall.Truck loads of items from the White Hou.....- 12/21/2007 1:05:58 PM
On TxDOT uses taxpayer funds to propagandize for the TTC- Lawsuit continues by critics (salon) I saw yesterday that the group Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom had a day in court about documents they had asked for from TxDOT-apparently the documents were too wide in scope, so the judge is g.....- 12/21/2007 12:18:07 PM
Battle Between Dallas and US P&W over the Neches River Wildlife Refuge (salon) Dallas: Yeah, yeah, we know that you made a 25,000 national wildlife refuge in Anderson and Cherokee Counties along the Neches River. But can't you just find some OTHER SITE? We WANT YOUR WATER!!! Gee.....- 12/21/2007 12:11:48 PM
Fencing-Out the *Aliens*: another lesson of ignorance, futility and profiteering (pstern) "The ongoing promotion of a bad idea does NOT make it a better option!" --- Peter SternDespite the majority of public opinion AGAINST building the border fence between Mexico and The United .....- 12/21/2007 10:45:41 AM
Is TEA trying to GUT public schools? On teaching creationism in public schools (salon) I'm always a little astonished, not that such groups as Institute for Creation Research exist that can pass out degrees. After all, people can, through their own faith believe what they want. But when.....- 12/21/2007 10:10:23 AM
Democrats Can't Get Much Done? It's because Republicans are Obstructionists (salon) from Supreme Irony of Life....cloture votes since the 93rd Congressional session in 1973-74. The most striking figure from the graphic, is that in the 110th Congess (current session), cloture has been.....- 12/21/2007 9:56:20 AM
Hugh's List of Bush Scandals-Because There Are Too Many To Remember (salon) - 12/21/2007 9:43:46 AM
One More on Mitt Romney-His Abuse of Power in 2003 re: Vacay Home Property in New Hampshire (salon) I don't have the same *You're a SCUMBALL* feeling about Mitt Romney that I do about Rudy Guiliani, who, as we know, used taxpayer money on behalf of the mistress-now-his-wife he was secreting seeing b.....- 12/21/2007 9:36:23 AM
Laugh O Day- Body Parts on the Gulf Freeway in Houston (salon) - 12/21/2007 9:32:41 AM
McCain Trying to Keep Explosive Lobbying Story Out of the NYTimes (salon) I don't normally read Drudgereport, but this title on digg grabbed my attention. Seems that one of the reporters at the NYTimes has a story about McCain giving special attention to a female lobbyist r.....- 12/21/2007 9:30:04 AM
Mitt Romney Caught In Another Lie-Says He Saw His Dad March with Martin Luther King (salon) except not only did he NOT see it, but his dad, George Romney, didn't do it.  From MSNBC.Romney says that it depends on what the definition of "saw" is. A defensive Romney was pepp.....- 12/21/2007 9:22:27 AM
Video from Glen Rose School Board Meeting -About the Optimum Fund Balance (salon) GRISD has an excess fund balance of more than $4 million, with year end balance $12,152,702 and over $2 million designated for projects. What was interesting about this was that apparently if you desi.....- 12/21/2007 8:51:40 AM
You Know You Have An Interesting Site When it's Banned by the Local GRISD School District (salon) I don't work at the school but was told earlier that, as of today, teachers and students can no longer access this website from school property. I was a little amused and wondered why that might be? W.....- 12/20/2007 11:15:47 PM
Sid Miller (Tx House Dist 59) Going for 5th Term in Texas Legislature (salon) I wonder who's going to run against him? If you know, please post. I do find something interesting with regard to the Glen Rose Reporter and the Stephenville Empire-Tribune articles. They are the same.....- 12/20/2007 10:48:13 PM
The Glen Rose Reporter Newspaper-New Look, Front page in color (salon) Just got the new issue, under new ownership of the Glen Rose Reporter for Dec 20, 2007. COLOR pictures on the front, including Santa with  Lloyd Wirt's daughter, Sara, pic of the Glen Rose ISD ja.....- 12/20/2007 8:59:38 PM
Larry Flynt Getting Ready to Out another Gay Republican Senator (salon) Wonder who it will be?“The other shoe’s going to drop any day,” Flynt says, speaking of the other senator. “It’ll surprise a lot of people that he’s gay. And I&rsqu.....- 12/20/2007 8:12:41 PM
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