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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) - 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) - 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) - 12/13/2007 1:30:23 PM
Dallas Cowboys GREED in Arlington-100 smacks to get put on a WAITING list for tickets (salon) - 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) - 12/13/2007 10:41:19 AM
VIDEO- Somervell County Commissioners Court on the Garbage Cost Increase Dec 07 (salon) - 12/13/2007 10:26:36 AM
VIDEO-City of Glen Rose (Dec 10 07) Talking about Tax Abatements for Businesses (salon) - 12/13/2007 9:54:31 AM
Video of Somervell County Fire Chief Introducing Newbies (salon) - 12/13/2007 9:41:48 AM
Political Cartoon-Bush's Presidential Library (salon) - 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) - 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
Forked Tongue Rick Perry-who really DOES He support? (salon) - 12/12/2007 2:41:16 PM
Anonymous Blogger in Texas Wins Lawsuit (salon) He wrote scathing comments about the Paris (Texas) Regional Medical Center and they took him to court and demanded he reveal his name, as well as those who comment on the blog. He fought it in court.......- 12/12/2007 2:33:44 PM
CIA Ordered to Keep Processing FOIA Request about Lee Harvey Oswald (salon) A federal appeals court last week overturned (pdf) a lower court ruling that the CIA had won in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit involving JFK assassination records, and ordered CIA to continue pr.....- 12/12/2007 12:49:37 PM
Democratic Texas Legislator Told to Pay up $16,000 Smacks in Child Support (salon) You know, I'm neutral on political parties when it comes to court-ordered child support. If you don't pay it, you're lucky if you don't end up in jail or with your payments docked from your checks. An.....- 12/12/2007 12:36:19 PM
Does Air Pollution Sicken Midlothian (Texas) Residents? Study Back With Results (salon) The researchers initially focused on Midlothian's three cement plants -- TXI, Ash Grove and Holcim -- but broadened the study to include all pollution sources affecting the area. The report does not l.....- 12/12/2007 12:27:37 PM
Science Professors Blast Texas Education Agency For Ousting Chris Comer (salon) "It is inappropriate to expect the TEA's director of science curriculum to 'remain neutral' on this subject, any more than astronomy teachers should 'remain neutral' about whether the Earth goes .....- 12/12/2007 12:13:52 PM
Rick Perry Goes on the Stump for Scumball Rudy Guiliani (salon) He says he's not trying to become Guiliani's Vice President. Right.P.S. Doesn't this really tell ALL about what kind of man Rick Perry is that he is stumping for a corrupt, morally bankrupt man who ha.....- 12/12/2007 12:10:23 PM
Voyeurs! Google Maps Now Doing Dallas-Fort Worth Street Maps (salon) Creepy, creepy.  As far as I'm concerned, this type of easy access gives crooks the ability to case places from inside the privacy of their own homes.Local voyeurs have a new toy to play with. Go.....- 12/12/2007 12:01:44 PM
So... The Bush administration knew about those CIA Torture Tapes being destroyed (salon) Between some in Congress, including Nancy Pelosi, knowing that the CIA was torturing people, and the destruction of the tapes DESPITE court orders and lying to the 9/11 commission about them, I feel a.....- 12/12/2007 11:52:35 AM
There has to be a better way to pick a president! (salon) Patrick Barkman of Cleburne, TexasIf I were king, I’d probably do away with primaries at all, since so few people bother to vote in them, and go back to having the delegates to the national conv.....- 12/12/2007 11:40:29 AM
Video Cartoon Explaining the Mormon Faith (salon) - 12/12/2007 11:35:34 AM
The 2008 Snake Race: Just reach inside the bag and pick our next president! (pstern) The Snake Oil Salesmen are selling again, but what's inside the packaging?Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, Al Gore, John Kerry, Chuck Hagel, Newt Gingrich, to .....- 12/11/2007 4:18:16 PM
City of Glen Rose City Council Meeting Dec 10 07 (salon) Here's an MP3 (audio) file of the meeting, it starts a minute or so after the beginning; I plan to put up some video snips in the next day or so.Impressions of the meeting. Glenn Wilson wanted and was.....- 12/11/2007 1:51:57 PM
Somervell County Commissioners Court December 10, 2007 (salon) Went to the commissioner's meeting yesterday; here's audio of the meeting MP3 (will put up some video clips in the next day or so when I get time). Several interesting things-first, there was .....- 12/11/2007 11:17:49 AM
Bush, Alcohol and the Pretzel- From Vanity Fair's Editor's Letter (salon) Heh. I'm in the middle of reading my new copy of Vanity Fair for January and saw this in Graydon Carter's editor column. About Bush's latest goofupsI wouldn't want to draw conclusions as to the cause .....- 12/10/2007 3:11:35 PM
On Huckabee the *Christian* Candidate (salon) Then there's the issue of the Iowa campaign ads in which Huckabee declares he is "the Christian candidate." We're all sophisticated enough to understand that's a not-so-subtle way of saying .....- 12/9/2007 3:04:07 PM
Hmmm. Luminant formerly TXU Joins FutureGen Project (salon) Texas' largest energy provider is joining the FutureGen project. The FutureGen Alliance announced on Thursday that Luminant, formerly TXU, has become the first Texas based company to join the nat.....- 12/9/2007 2:55:10 PM
Creepy! NAIS Supposed to be Voluntary, Right? So Why Would State Give Info to USDA? (salon) This is an article from Massachusetts, not Texas. But it makes me wonder, if people HERE do voluntary NAIS registering with the state, is their information passed on to the federal government.. UNLESS.....- 12/9/2007 2:30:00 PM
WHY Did Huckabee Choose Rapist Dumond As Target for Push to Parole???? (salon) I've been wondering this ever since I read about how Huckabee put pressure on the Arkansas parole board to pardon Wayne Dumond. Here's an explanation from the LA Times via Political AnimalThree [parol.....- 12/9/2007 2:22:53 PM
Nuclear News O Day (salon) When a nuclear reactor shut down in Canada, it caused thousands of patients to not be able to take some crucial medical tests. Why? Shortage of technitium-99. My question is this, was this the ON.....- 12/9/2007 2:12:42 PM
AUDIO of Oprah and Obama from the other day in Iowa (salon) From SloggerOprah ObamaI'm not a big Oprah fan, I think she's a gasbag. I think I have watched her show one time in the last 10 years and that was the Katrina show where she went down to New Orleans. .....- 12/9/2007 1:48:15 PM
The List of Women Political Bloggers is Now over 300! (salon) - 12/9/2007 1:09:14 PM
Perry Lied About School Tax Relief -*Wish I Had a String on My Vote and Could Pull It Back* (salon) No idea what the tax relief is for Somervell County, but here's a couple of articles from Houston and San Antonio showing that the relief is FAR FAR BELOW what Governor Perry said when Mr. 39 percent .....- 12/9/2007 12:53:46 PM
Remember how TXU Manipulated the Energy Market-And was Supposed to be FINED????????? (salon) Background - Seems that even though TXU was CAUGHT breaking the law, and even though a hearing with Administrative Law Judges was supposed to be occurring, TXU has come up with so many filings tr.....- 12/9/2007 12:42:36 PM
Religious Tolerance-As Long as You Agree With Me-One Last on Mitt The Mormon's Speech (salon) One thing that has always puzzled me is why some who believe strongly in a particular faith think that others are trying to stop them from belief simply because others would like to have religious exe.....- 12/9/2007 12:36:20 PM
HUGE Laugh O Day from Tom Tomorrow: CEOS Form Street Gang (salon) - 12/9/2007 10:32:28 AM
On Separation of Church and State.. and Mitt Romney The Mormon's Speech From the Other Day (salon) I wrote a few minutes ago about Romney's US Against Them speech, from the standpoint of watering down judeo-christian beliefs for the sake of uniting against secularism.Now I want to talk about the ve.....- 12/9/2007 12:09:30 PM
On Watering Down Theological Differences ....And Mitt Romney (the Mormon's) Speech The Other Day (salon) Mitt Romney's speech the other day attempted to overcome a reluctance (some might say an aversion) by some to vote for him, not because of his positions on issues, but because his faith of choice is M.....- 12/9/2007 9:26:14 AM
Quick Blog Note (2007) (salon) I updated the version of the blog software the other day-the programmer had changed the new version a bit, including the comments section, and, whenever a comment was posted, something was stripping o.....- 12/9/2007 2:17:01 AM
Final- Celina 70-Glen Rose 21 (salon) Celina running back Charley Waldrep scored six TDs, including five rushing and one receiving, to lead the Bobcats to a big victory over Glen Rose, 70-21, on Saturday in the Class 3A Division II, Regio.....- 12/9/2007 1:49:24 AM
Mike *Pardons for Rapists* Huckabee has opened a double digit lead in Iowa (salon) I totally borrowed that phrase from Slogger. Because it's so true!  Slogger quotes from Newsweek that despite Romney's *You And Me With Our Watered Down Religion Practicing Intolerance Towards th.....- 12/8/2007 12:33:38 PM
FINALLY Saw the Movie *Sicko* Last night and am disturbed (salon) We in this household are ones that wait for movies to come out on PPV. The last time I went to a movie theatre the film was grainy, had to notify the person running the screen (well, sort of, the pers.....- 12/8/2007 8:11:13 AM
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