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Fave Political Cartoon O Day (salon) - 12/18/2007 12:37:33 PM
Transcript of Mistrial Being Declared at Joelle Ogletree's Criminal Case in 2004 (salon) Before you read this, you need first to read the previous transcript pieces, particularly the testimony on Day 1 and Day 2 of Matt Brooks. You can easily see that he is getting tripped up by his incon.....- 12/18/2007 11:41:55 AM
On wearing religious symbols at Texas schools (salon) In a discussion we were having the other day about whether schools truly forbid prayer, the question came up as to whether or not schools restrict the use of wearing religious symbols. I said, in the .....- 12/18/2007 10:58:10 AM
Video of Glen Rose Elementary Kids Saying Pledge for School Board Dec 17 07 (salon) In a discussion we were having the other day about whether schools truly forbid prayer, the question came up as to whether or not schools restrict the use of wearing religious symbols. I said, in the .....- 12/18/2007 10:49:41 AM
Audio from Glen Rose Independent School Board Meeting Dec 17 2007 (salon) This was the second meeting I have ever been to, of ANY school board meeting and it was very interesting. Some of the agenda items were elementary school kids saying the pledge, recognition of the GRI.....- 12/18/2007 10:38:10 AM
Some Pics of the Somervell County Courthouse from Dec 17 2007 (salon) This was the second meeting I have ever been to, of ANY school board meeting and it was very interesting. Some of the agenda items were elementary school kids saying the pledge, recognition of the GRI.....- 12/18/2007 9:35:10 AM
Short Cuts for Dec 18, 2007-Links We Like (salon) This was the second meeting I have ever been to, of ANY school board meeting and it was very interesting. Some of the agenda items were elementary school kids saying the pledge, recognition of the GRI.....- 12/18/2007 9:02:15 AM
When a Neighbor Gets a Gas Drilling Well in Texas Less than 1/4 Mile Away from Prop Line (salon) A regular reader sent this-I took out the names-one man asking the other for advice on what to do. If anyone wants to comment for his benefit here, please do so. I need some advice. I just found .....- 12/18/2007 8:33:18 AM
I have a new respect for Senator Dodd (joe) As the day rolled on I wondered if the call I made to Senator Reid's office in DC (voice mail full) or to his Nevada office (I left him a voice mail) would do any good. It appeared my call would go do.....- 12/17/2007 9:46:43 PM
Rick Perry's Slam of Bush... and His Own Selective Memory (salon) Excellent article by Jaime Castillo pointing out the utter hypocrisy of Rick Perry's slam of Bush. For anyone not for Texas, Perry was lieutenant governor when Bush was governor-and GUESS WHICH OFFICE.....- 12/17/2007 4:57:44 PM
What? Rick Perry's Got NOTHING TO DO in the State of Texas? Like, um, GOVERN? (salon) He's off to South Carolina. Why do we even vote in people that are supposed to be working for US when instead people like Perry are off stumping for scumball Guiliani?And lest you think I'm picking on.....- 12/17/2007 4:38:01 PM
Bush's Abramoff Connection May Become Public Soon- Federal Judge Supports Release of WH Logs (salon) also, heh, Cheney's logs. You may remember that Bush has been trying to keep people from knowing about Abramoff's visits to the White House and Cheney's house. Judge says... Cough it up!Today, the cou.....- 12/17/2007 4:19:46 PM
John Cornyn Needs to be SMACKED for what he said on the floor about Warrantless Surveillance (salon) I'll update this after awhile with a clip of his remarks. I've had the teevee on most of the day listening to the arguments pro and con about the warrantless surveillance bill that is being debates. M.....- 12/17/2007 4:11:46 PM
Scrubya Dope on a Rope- IF ONLY IT WAS THIS EASY TO CLEAN UP! (salon) I'll update this after awhile with a clip of his remarks. I've had the teevee on most of the day listening to the arguments pro and con about the warrantless surveillance bill that is being debates. M.....- 12/17/2007 2:46:31 PM
If the GOV steps in for the telecoms in the lawsuits, wouldn't this put TAXPAYERS on the hook? (salon) I've been listening this morning to the FISA debate (on C-span2) and at least 2 senators have said that they want the government to step in, in place of the telecom companies in the lawsuits pending a.....- 12/17/2007 12:58:30 PM
Matt B's Testimony in Joelle Ogletree's Criminal Trial in 2004-Part 2 (Day 2) (salon) Here's the PDF of Day 2, scanned-best if you right click the link and save (save target as) to your own hard drive, especially if you have a slow link, as this has about 30-odd pages in it.Here are so.....- 12/17/2007 11:38:45 AM
Are there REALLY people for whom Lieberman's endorsement of McCain will MATTER??????? (salon) Sheesh. Lieberman is scum. I've thought so ever since he was such a whiny baby, publicly attacking Al Gore after his run for the presidency. He probably saw being VP as his ticket to the Big Cheese sp.....- 12/17/2007 11:05:46 AM
Rural Midlothian (Texas) Landowners Dragged Kicking and Screaming Into City Annexation (salon) I've been wondering about the letters the City of Glen Rose plans to send out re: quasi-annexation. I understand, correct me if I'm wrong, that in Somervell County no one can be annexed to the city wi.....- 12/17/2007 9:03:12 AM
*Trees Have No Value To Us*- Gas Company in Alvarado (Johnson Co), Texas (salon) In February, our family discovered that our lease on a particular property had been traded to another energy company without our knowledge. We had a lease expiring on March 15 and assumed that we woul.....- 12/17/2007 8:48:37 AM
Robert Gates Redefines the Role of the Military as Nation Builders (salon) “Army soldiers can expect to be tasked with reviving public services, rebuilding infrastructure and promoting good governance. All these so-called nontraditional capabilities have move into the .....- 12/17/2007 5:40:01 AM
More Resistance to NAIS - Plus an important point about tracking animals (salon) In December of 2003, the first case of BSE was discovered in the United States. A cow in Washington State was found to be infected. The animal was traced to a herd imported from Canada, but not before.....- 12/17/2007 12:17:16 AM
Matt B's Testimony in Joelle Ogletree's Criminal Trial in 2004-Part 1 (salon) As mentioned, I have scanned parts of the criminal trial that was interrupted by the DA calling a mistrial; later the charges againt Ogletree were dropped. Only two witnesses testified before the mist.....- 12/17/2007 12:07:03 AM
The 'Haters for Hillary' are out in full force this weekend (joe) I received an email telling me to support Hillary and in the same 10 minute timeframe I get an email from the same person telling me that Obama is some other religion and I should fear (I think o.....- 12/16/2007 6:02:55 PM
Huckabee's Kid Hung a Dog at Boy Scout Camp-Did Huck Cover It Up? (salon) (David Huckabee's mug shot from when he was arrested for carrying a gun in the airport)The Animal Legal Defense Fund got an anonymous fax that summer alleging that David Huckabee and another youth had.....- 12/16/2007 4:28:23 PM
Electric Deregulation has raised prices for you and me-but Wilder? Fattened his wallet (salon) John Wilder insists electricity deregulation is working for Texans. And it has been — for Wilder and his company.Wilder was chairman and CEO of TXU, Texas’ largest electric utility, until .....- 12/16/2007 3:27:56 PM
NAFTA Superhighway and the Hit Piece from Newsweek on Ron Paul (salon) Let me say first that I am not voting for Ron Paul but I resent the PR articles that have been coming out over the last 6 months or so attempting to say that the NASCO/NAFTA Superhighway that runs fro.....- 12/16/2007 3:12:49 PM
Fred Thompson and His Trophy Wife-WHO DOES THIS APPEAL TO? (salon) Men who wish they could dump their first (or second) wife and go after a young bimbo? Of course, those men generally have to have power or money in order to get the type of wife Jeri Thompson is. It's.....- 12/16/2007 2:34:26 PM
Sex Offenders on the Bus.. Oh, Like this will really work (salon) Let's see. You're a sex offender and in order to avoid a huge hurricane coming straight at you, you run from your house but you forget your wallet. However, you know that when you get to that big ole .....- 12/16/2007 2:26:17 PM
Another Reid Problem- Obstructing Republicans Might *Inconvenience* Some Democratic Senators (salon) PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTDemocrats should force Republicans into all-day and all-night sessions for a week or two, said Norm Ornstein, a congressional scholar for th.....- 12/16/2007 2:22:59 PM
About the CIA's Secret Black Sites Populated Through Rendition- A Survivor Speaks (salon) US doesn't torture? But sending people to OTHER countries to be tortured also involves blood on one's hands.One of the men who were renditioned  to a CIA-run *black site* prison (that, astonishin.....- 12/16/2007 12:08:47 PM
Movie Recommendation- *Amazing Grace*-about Wilbur Wilberforce (salon) I was reading about white slavery aka kidnapping some months back and came across a notice of a UK movie that looked very good-about Wilberforce's battle to do away with slave trading. I finally saw i.....- 12/16/2007 11:58:44 AM
Well... I think I wouldn't attend that church... (salon) from the Pittsburgh Post-GazetteA skit at a local Christian youth group meeting had teenage boys taking off some of their clothes, wearing adult diapers, bibs and bonnets and being spoon-fed by girls .....- 12/16/2007 11:44:20 AM
Senator Harry Reid's Voice Mailbox is FULL-Must be ANGRY Democrats on the Telecom Bill (salon) because HE wants to give the telecom companies immunity for illegally SPYING on Americans. The Senate action is supposed to start on Monday. As McBlogger said, you just think you're FINALLY getting th.....- 12/16/2007 11:11:09 AM
Examining the Premise that Children Can't Pray In School (salon) Ever since I heard Rick Perry (oops, sorry, wrong tall man with a big head of hair) Mitt Romney\'s speech from last week that pandered to the religious right, I\'ve been wondering about one.....- 12/16/2007 10:40:38 AM
Whiny DA in Joelle Ogletree's Criminal Case (salon) Another bit I scanned from the criminal trial in 2004 of Joelle Ogletree's case. Perhaps this type of thing happens in all court cases, I don't know, but I was a little amused when I read this. PDF he.....- 12/16/2007 9:45:54 AM
Went to the Glen Rose High School Talent Show Last Night (salon) Really a great show, with some budding comedians introducing the acts, and a variety of kids showing their talents. At the end, judges gave out awards according to criteria like "Most energetic&q.....- 12/16/2007 8:27:49 AM
2008 GOP Presidential and VP Team Giuliani and Perry: Welcome to the Sewers of the U.S. (pstern) Demi-Gods or Demons? You be the judge.You have to take your hat off to Texas Governor Rick Perry. Only in America --- specifically Texas --- could a governor who won only 39-percent of the total votes.....- 12/16/2007 6:48:25 AM
Three Radical Christian Terrorists from Burleson, TX to stand trial in Dallas in January (salon) Wrote about this before.One of the three self-described radical Christian activists arrested for attempting to ignite a bomb at a Burleson church in July is scheduled to stand trial Jan. 22 in Dallas......- 12/15/2007 5:46:43 PM
Robert Douglas of Glen Rose One of 12 vying to be Waco's Police Chief (salon) Waco City Manager Larry Groth, in an e-mail to city council members last month, said he hoped to have finalists for the vacant police chief position named by year’s end.Robert Douglas, Glen Rose.....- 12/15/2007 4:44:40 PM
Perry *Lieutenant* Tom Pauken again misleads Texans (pstern) I don't know about all of you, but I'm getting awfully sick of being bull-shitted and outright lied to by our officials and their "Band of Merry Brigands"!It always amazes me how frequently .....- 12/15/2007 2:09:06 PM
Once again Attorney General Abbott covers his own butt! (pstern) Who will protect the people of Texas?It appeared to be a simple question to the AG by several legislators regarding whether Texas House Speaker Tom Craddick was an officer of the state and whether he .....- 12/15/2007 12:14:48 PM
The Guidance Counselor and the Poem Brooks Read- Snip from Joelle Ogletree's Criminal Trial 2004 (salon) Anyone who watched the Dr Phil show with Ogletree and Brooks saw the part about a sleazy poem Matt Brooks read to his English class. What I didn't know until I read the criminal case transcript is tha.....- 12/15/2007 10:08:20 AM
Guidance Counselor Said Matt Was a Good Actor-Snips from Joelle Ogletree's Criminal Trial 2004 (salon) I thought it was interesting that the guidance counselor, Ms Warren, thought Matt Brooks was a very good actor. (In fact, Brooks went to the college in Weatherford after his graduation, and there's a .....- 12/15/2007 9:54:08 AM
The Guidance Counselor and Sleepovers-Snip from Joelle Ogletree's Criminal Case of 2004 (salon) As I mentioned, I am putting up a few snips that were of interest to me from the criminal case transcript of Joelle Ogletree's trial. The witness, Michelle Warren, who was guidance counselor, at the t.....- 12/15/2007 9:42:56 AM
The Guidance Counselor and Ogletree's Dress- Some Trial Testimony Bits from Joelle Ogletree's Criminal Case of August, 2004 (salon) Anyone who is a regular reader knows that when I first posted some snips from the A-AS article some months ago, I did it merely because it was Glen Rose related news. Didn't know Ogletree, wasn't fami.....- 12/15/2007 9:29:52 AM
Not enough tax dollars? Exactly why not? (pstern) Not enough tax dollars? Exactly why not? So, "Is there is, or is there ain't" enough tax dollars?Texas taxpayers are told the same old, same old story by the governor, legislators and variou.....- 12/14/2007 3:33:31 PM
So... All Criminals Had to Tell Huckabee Is that They Had been *Saved*? (salon) Warning. This description following is pretty harrowing. It's one of the many that Huckabee freed... NOT because the man expressed remorse for what he did, but because one of Huckabee's minister pals .....- 12/14/2007 1:23:08 PM
Um. Taser Home Parties? Sold Like Tupperware? (salon) via SloggerShe has had parties in Phoenix and Scottsdale by invitation. Guests have the opportunity to shoot the Taser for the first time at a cardboard cutout during the parties. For safety reasons, .....- 12/14/2007 12:50:22 PM
Contracts in Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) District in 2006 (salon) Thought I'd look up how the money was spent in our district on the new government transparency website.Fiscal Year: 2006Total dollars: $48,417,125This Congressional District is ranked 328 among distri.....- 12/14/2007 12:46:05 PM
How's Congress Spending Your Money? New Government Website Lets You see (salon) USASpending.govHave you ever wanted to find more information on government spending? Have you ever wondered where federal contracting dollars and grant awards go? Or perhaps you would just like to kno.....- 12/14/2007 12:40:17 PM
Cursing at Your Toilet is Protected First Amendment Speech (salon) USASpending.govHave you ever wanted to find more information on government spending? Have you ever wondered where federal contracting dollars and grant awards go? Or perhaps you would just like to kno.....- 12/14/2007 12:32:29 PM
E Tu Brute? Rick *39 Percent* Perry Disses George Bush (salon) I'm reminded that the Republican *debate* from the other night had the candidates mention George Bush... exactly... ZERO... times. What is he, like the PLAGUE? Rick Perry jumps on the Let's Trash Bush.....- 12/14/2007 12:19:42 PM
Oh, NO! They're ENRICHING URANIUM in NEW MEXICO! (salon) Remember this when you see hysterics talking about countries such as Iran seeking to enrich uranium. Why? Because if you want nuclear power, you have to ENRICH URANIUM. The question ALWAYS has to be, .....- 12/14/2007 11:54:49 AM
On Bernie Kerik (Guiliani's Pal) and his attorney-Should Attorney be Bounced for Conflict of Interest? (salon) More on scumball Guiliani's pal that he pushed forward to be Homeland Security boss.Federal prosecutors and Bernard Kerik's defense team traded barbs in court filings leading up to a possible showdown.....- 12/14/2007 11:51:39 AM
FCC Chairman Martin Says Screw You! I'm Having the Vote on Media Ownership, NYAH! (salon) I don't know why we even are ARGUING this anymore. The majority of people in this country have spoken loudly and vigorously against media consolidation-that is, do you want the same people that own yo.....- 12/14/2007 11:47:32 AM
Short Cuts Dec 14, 2007 of Court News (salon) Galveston newspaper wins case to open court proceedings against Landry's restaurant. (Judge, who had also been accused of sexual misconduct, had sealed the records.)Government's absestos case against .....- 12/14/2007 11:39:55 AM
A Few Notes from the Glen Rose Reporter Newspaper Week of December 13, 2007 (salon) Have to say, I'm really looking forward to next week, which is my favorite Glen Rose Reporter issue of the year-where the kids write in to Santa. Anyway, great picture of the courthouse all lit up on .....- 12/14/2007 11:13:36 AM
For Your Amusement- Scared of Santa! (salon) Have to say, I'm really looking forward to next week, which is my favorite Glen Rose Reporter issue of the year-where the kids write in to Santa. Anyway, great picture of the courthouse all lit up on .....- 12/14/2007 12:54:52 AM
TxDOT Making Advisory Committees for the Trans Texas Corridor (salon) Part of buying off the public with PR-it's not like anyone gets to say WHETHER they want TxDOT to friggin take their land, but the extra special advisory committee people will be shmoozed and get some.....- 12/13/2007 4:29:11 PM
Underperforming Texas Schools-but Glen Rose ISD is doing GREAT! (salon) I saw an article in the FW Star-Telegram that has a list of the underperforming (*unacceptable*) schools in the area. I noticed that Granbury High School is listed as underperforming-I guess that mean.....- 12/13/2007 1:34:38 PM
*If Not for Mike Huckabee, Wayne Dumond Would Have been in Prison* (salon) I saw an article in the FW Star-Telegram that has a list of the underperforming (*unacceptable*) schools in the area. I noticed that Granbury High School is listed as underperforming-I guess that mean.....- 12/13/2007 1:30:23 PM
Dallas Cowboys GREED in Arlington-100 smacks to get put on a WAITING list for tickets (salon) I saw an article in the FW Star-Telegram that has a list of the underperforming (*unacceptable*) schools in the area. I noticed that Granbury High School is listed as underperforming-I guess that mean.....- 12/13/2007 1:19:38 PM
*Class! Today We Will Kill a Raccoon, Skin It and Eat it! Ready with the Knives?* (salon) In Columbus, TexasThe killing, cooking and eating of a baby raccoon as part of a class in Columbus has raised animal cruelty questions.Police Chief Danny Jackson says usually the animals are dead when.....- 12/13/2007 1:05:19 PM
US Continues to Harbor Terrorist Luis Posada Carrilles (salon) Posada remains free, living in Florida, but faces a deportation order. An immigration judge in El Paso has ruled that he should be deported, but that he cannot be sent to Cuba, where he was born, or V.....- 12/13/2007 12:58:12 PM
Video of City of Glen Rose (Texas) Discussion about City Manager (salon) The following is a heavily edited chop of a longer discussion regarding whether to hire a city manager for the purpose of working and implementing a plan for the city. The entire discussion is on audi.....- 12/13/2007 12:11:00 PM
Bush Vetoes Children's Health Insurance.... AGAIN (salon) The following is a heavily edited chop of a longer discussion regarding whether to hire a city manager for the purpose of working and implementing a plan for the city. The entire discussion is on audi.....- 12/13/2007 10:41:19 AM
VIDEO- Somervell County Commissioners Court on the Garbage Cost Increase Dec 07 (salon) The following is a heavily edited chop of a longer discussion regarding whether to hire a city manager for the purpose of working and implementing a plan for the city. The entire discussion is on audi.....- 12/13/2007 10:26:36 AM
VIDEO-City of Glen Rose (Dec 10 07) Talking about Tax Abatements for Businesses (salon) The following is a heavily edited chop of a longer discussion regarding whether to hire a city manager for the purpose of working and implementing a plan for the city. The entire discussion is on audi.....- 12/13/2007 9:54:31 AM
Video of Somervell County Fire Chief Introducing Newbies (salon) The following is a heavily edited chop of a longer discussion regarding whether to hire a city manager for the purpose of working and implementing a plan for the city. The entire discussion is on audi.....- 12/13/2007 9:41:48 AM
Political Cartoon-Bush's Presidential Library (salon) The following is a heavily edited chop of a longer discussion regarding whether to hire a city manager for the purpose of working and implementing a plan for the city. The entire discussion is on audi.....- 12/12/2007 5:35:04 PM
You and Me-Traditional Mortgages that We Paid on Time-Them? Bailout by Government (salon) I cannot remember where I read this the other day but I liked the sentiment. It was basically that people that have been trying to be responsible and (a litlte obnoxious) by being careful, getting a f.....- 12/12/2007 5:00:55 PM
The US As Soviet Russia- Homeland Security Wants Firefighters to be Spies, Too (salon) Have said before that the whole term "Homeland Security" sounds like a Nazi phrase, very creepy. Well, so's this.The image of the friendly firefighter helping rescue a wayward kitten from a .....- 12/12/2007 4:03:02 PM
What did Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) Want to Be When He Grew Up? (salon) Have said before that the whole term "Homeland Security" sounds like a Nazi phrase, very creepy. Well, so's this.The image of the friendly firefighter helping rescue a wayward kitten from a .....- 12/12/2007 3:36:23 PM
Is TXU aka *Energy Future Holdings* Hinting that the UAE or China Will Buy Electricity Interests? (salon) So... KKR which has spun off TXU Corp into Energy Future Holdings, Inc told the Texas PUC today he wants to sell a *stake* in the Oncor business by the end of June. The KKR people said they haven't de.....- 12/12/2007 3:33:05 PM
Republicans (and Chet Edwards) for F-22 Raptor Pork-the Broken Down Cadillac of Cold War Weapons (salon) The F-22 is supposed to be phased out in the next few years, but there are some Republicans in the area (and oh, yeah, Chet Edwards of US House District 17) who want to keep that ole Pork Barrell full.....- 12/12/2007 3:26:18 PM
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