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Wise County (Texas) Residents Win Round Against the RRC and Gas Industry Re: Injection Well (salon) There's a link to the appeal decision doc in the story. Pic of Jim Popp at left.A group of Wise County residents has won a round against the natural gas industry and the Texas Railroad Commission.....- 12/7/2007 2:43:50 PM
Juan Cole:* Can a secular person even win the Republican nomination any more? * (salon) Extremely interesting article about Romney's speech the other day, entitled "Some Beliefs are more Equal Than Others*The unsavory aspects of this entire discourse are apparent in the op-ed of Nao.....- 12/7/2007 2:34:59 PM
Video from ABCNEWS on Huckabee and the Rapist-Interview with the Victim (salon) The rapist Huckabee pushed to get out of jail went on to rape and kill again. LINK to VIDEO from ABCNEWSAnd here's a link to an article that talk about documents that expose the fact that Huckabee is,.....- 12/7/2007 2:22:17 PM
Private Investigators Around Country Indicted for Illegally Spying on Americans (salon) Doesn't this sort of beg the question of why, when ordinary yokels like PI's are investigated AND INDICTED by the Bush administration's Justice Department, HOW COME BUSH IS NOT????????Ten private inve.....- 12/7/2007 2:09:08 PM
Huckabee to Rapist-*Dear Wayne ... My desire is that you be released from prison.* (salon) _ He understated his role in the release of a rapist, Wayne DuMond, who murdered a woman after being paroled. Huckabee blames former Arkansas Govs. Bill Clinton and Jim Guy Tucker for making the rapis.....- 12/7/2007 2:05:11 PM
NO MORE DYNASTIES (salon) US News and World ReportThe nation has had the Adamses, the Harrisons, and the Roosevelts in the White House. We've already had 12 years of the Bush family, with the son's eight probably ranking him a.....- 12/7/2007 2:03:29 PM
Bush's Wrong Number on Speech Sent people to school in Ponder, Texas (salon) Heh.One Ponder school, the Freedom Christian Academy, became the unintended recipient of calls from homeowners seeking help from HOPE NOW, a counseling program touted early Thursday afternoon by Presi.....- 12/7/2007 1:58:57 PM
Um. Lisa Marie Presley Bloated and Her Mom's A Vampire (salon) - 12/7/2007 1:50:25 PM
Short Cuts for December 7, 2007 (salon) Bush Gets to Decide For Himself What is Constitutional and What Is NotCIA Covered up and then Destroyed Interrogation Tapes.  Durbin Asks Justice Department to investigate whether the CIA obstruc.....- 12/7/2007 1:54:57 PM
VIDEO of Waterboarding Captured on Tape (salon) - 12/7/2007 1:00:04 PM
So.. Troop Deaths in Iraq Are Okay Because the Soldiers Signed Up For It? (salon) Of all the really horrific things Mitch McConnell (Republican Senator from Kentucky) could have said.Nobody is happy about losing lives but remember these are not draftees, these are full-time profess.....- 12/7/2007 12:50:02 PM
Huckabee Clueless and Ignorant About NIE AND Nuclear Power! (salon) As Juan Cole of Informed Comment says, it's not just that Mike Huckabee didn't know about the NIE (National Intelligence Estimate) that said thatIran had halted weapons-related experiments in 2003; af.....- 12/7/2007 11:02:45 AM
Few Notes from the Glen Rose Reporter Newspaper Week of December 6, 2007 (salon) Ran out to get the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper this morning and, on the front page is a photo of the Somervell County Water District\'s building burning! To the Ground! Happened on Saturday night.....- 12/7/2007 10:23:57 AM
Rudy Guiliani's Mistress Was getting Full Valet Taxi Service from NYPD in Early 2000 (salon) Ooops. So inconvenient when you're caught in yet ANOTHER lie. But the gist of this article from the NY Daily News  is that the excuse given for Nathan to get full taxi service (which yo.....- 12/7/2007 10:03:39 AM
Crash Victim on 144 by the Pine Grove Identified (salon) From the Hood County NewsCrash victim identified (Posted Wed 09:16 am)Garrick Hart of Walnut Springs, 34, was the man who died in a motorcycle accident Monday night at the pine grove on Highway 144. H.....- 12/7/2007 9:10:53 AM
CIA Lied to Federal Judge-Had Al Qaida Interrogation Tapes-DESTROYED THEM (salon) - 12/6/2007 9:49:15 PM
Good! Pushback from Congress to Bush on his Permanent Presence in Iraq (salon) You remember that he said that Congress wasn't involved in his decision to keep troops and bases in Iraq on an *enduring* basis, because the deal he's making with Iraq isn't a *treaty* but an *agreeme.....- 12/6/2007 9:44:32 PM
Olbermann's Special Comment -Bush Deceiving the US on Iran (Video) (salon) - 12/6/2007 9:34:11 PM
Phil King (Tx-Weatherford) To Push for Sales Tax Instead of Prop Tax to Fund Schools (salon) From the Weatherford DemocratState Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford) wants a constitutional ban on the use of property taxes to fund public schools in Texas.“I am absolutely convinced that my const.....- 12/6/2007 9:37:55 PM
Sunset Commission Requests Public Input on Fixing TxDOT! (pstern) Is the Sunset Commission seriously considering changes to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) or is this merely another placebo, a sugar-coated placation going nowhere and doing nothing?Dec.....- 12/6/2007 9:02:02 PM
Senator Larry Craig Bathroom Video Joke O Day from George Clooney and Brad Pitt (salon) - 12/6/2007 8:47:05 PM
Random Thoughts About Mitt Romney After His Speech This Morning (salon) As usual, disclaimer that I vote Democrat (and sometimes think that's only because there aren't viable third parties in this country that could actually either win or not throw away my vote). But with.....- 12/6/2007 5:37:02 PM
Glen Rose Vs Celina -State Quarterfinal This Saturday (salon) Article from the Herald about Celina's team but good mentions of Glen Rose Tigers.Ford expects a Glen Rose offense that will surprise the public, and a Tiger defense that has been “shutting peop.....- 12/6/2007 2:52:23 PM
Kravis of KKR (Buyout of TXU) Made 450 Million Dollars Last Year - VIDEO -WAR ON GREED (salon) - 12/6/2007 2:11:52 PM
Chet Edwards (US House District 17) Filed Monday To Run for Another House Term (salon) No Republican candidates have stepped forward to run against him.“As of now, we do not have a candidate to run against Chet Edwards,” said Dan Hunt, Johnson County Republican chairman. &ld.....- 12/6/2007 9:28:42 AM
The Creepy Man We Have as Chief Justice- John Roberts (salon) Yesterday the Supreme Court heard arguments about what rights the unfortunates in Guantanemo Bay have, specifically whether they have the right to challenge their detention in civilian courts. I think.....- 12/6/2007 9:24:34 AM
Short Cuts for Dec 6, 2007 (salon) White House Statements show that Bush lied about when he knew about the Iran NIE-what this means is that Bush KNEW Iran had no nuclear programs and yet was pushing the same fearful, tense rhetoric he .....- 12/6/2007 9:00:58 AM
Some editors don't know *Jack* about toll roads (pstern) What can you do when the media pushes for toll roads?Is information power?Apparently, special interests have bought most of the news media and/or many editors don't know "jack" or what they'.....- 12/5/2007 5:45:52 PM
Bush's Grasp of Reality is Tenuous (salon) from Juan Cole about the NIE reportWashington insiders say that Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell would certainly have been kept in the loop by the analysts producing this NIE. McConnel.....- 12/5/2007 3:55:44 PM
Is Bush LYING about what he knew about the Iran NIE.. Or is He Just Stupid? (salon) via ThinkProgress - video at link from Scarborough show. Yesterday in his press conference, President Bush asserted that Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell told him “we hav.....- 12/5/2007 3:31:54 PM
TxDOT's Ongoing Irresponsibility: Double-Charging Homeowners for Road Work (pstern) More verification of TxDOT's unaccountability to the people of Texas!One year ago TxDOT's contractor resealed FM 1826 with poor quality and/or inferior "cold mix" materials. Since that time .....- 12/5/2007 10:17:37 AM
Power-players vote for tolls: We need intelligent leaders to develop rational cost-effective road revenue (pstern) Texans, we must contact our legislators to stop the pro-toll movement!Please join me in doing so:Dear Legislators:It is outrageous that the legislature is permitting the San Antonio MPO and Austin's C.....- 12/4/2007 5:42:13 PM
Bush Credibility Problem on Iran OR Why Does This Administration Keep Getting it Wrong on WMD? (salon) First a cartoon. By concluding that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program four years ago, the national intelligence estimate released yesterday undermined a key element of President Bush\'s f.....- 12/4/2007 3:15:10 PM
Tom Burka: Rove Says Democrats Responsible for Entire Bush Adminstration Reign (salon) hehRove went on to blame the flawed policies of the "Democrats' Bush Treasury Department" for the decline of the dollar and the Democrats' "ridiculous love of the subprime mortgage".....- 12/4/2007 2:01:53 PM
*The Awful Truth* on Bush (salon) Dear Ted:Keep up the good (and accurate) reporting on the Prez and Laura. We D.C. natives know the truth when we read it. Loved your Turkey Day column, too, especially the shout-out to my fave actor, .....- 12/4/2007 1:57:18 PM
Bush.. Clinton.... Bush.... Clinton... The Notion of Political Dynasty (salon) From NPR- AudioSomething I didn't realize is that Clinton spends at least some part of every speech harkening back to her husband's "Good Old Days", thus resting on HIS laurels for what a nu.....- 12/4/2007 11:37:29 AM
Ugh! Hillary Clinton Says She Doesn't Want a *One Night Stand* with Iowa Voters (salon) I saw the clip of her saying this last night on Hardball."I want a long term relationship," she said. "I don't want to just have a one night stand with all of you."Um. Have you EVE.....- 12/4/2007 11:23:13 AM
John Wilder (Ex-TXU CEO) Sure Hasn't wasted any Time! (salon) John Wilder, former chief executive of Texan energy provider TXU, has rented space in a prestigious Dallas office complex and is said to be eyeing a new private equity venture focused on the energy se.....- 12/4/2007 10:42:21 AM
AUGGGHH!!! What happened to Joan Van Ark's FACE?? (salon) via Radar on UK's Daily Mail.If actress Joan Van Ark of Knots Landing fame could turn back time – it's safe to say the actress might think twice before ruining her once stunning looks with cosme.....- 12/4/2007 10:30:01 AM
Telecoms-Extensions of Our Spy Agencies? Why They Should NOT Get Immunity (salon) You'd think anyone who remembered J. Edgar Hoover's FBI and Nixon's CIA, the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 -- let alone the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution -- might be concerned a.....- 12/4/2007 10:14:40 AM
Senseless War- Letter to the Editor (salon) From the Cleburne Times Review (Written in response to this.What are you so afraid of? You have a much greater risk of being killed by a semi from one of these oil rigs while tuning your car radi.....- 12/4/2007 10:10:04 AM
Funniest Scumball Guiliani Scam-Secretly Using Funds for His Mistress (salon) so that the NY Police Department Could Walk Her Dog!The records show that - in addition to using City Hall funds to take Giuliani and Nathan to 11 secret trysts in the Hamptons, as has been previously.....- 12/4/2007 10:06:58 AM
Larry Craig SHOULD Stay on in the Senate-Nothing Wrong With Closeted Gays Serving (salon) but he needs to be excoriated if he votes against bills that deny other closeted gays the same rights he has.  (This in response to Larry Craig's comments that he intends to continue to serve out.....- 12/4/2007 9:32:30 AM
Group Wants More Global Warming Taught in Schools (salon) as part of the NCLB (No Child Left Behind) act.One would think this would be a tough sell in Texas, where Chris Comer, Science Curriculum Advisor, was just forced out of her job.A Texas science educat.....- 12/4/2007 9:16:45 AM
More on those CUSHY Texas School Superintendent Jobs (salon) Wrote about this the other day after seeing an article in the Dallas Morning News.From the Galveston Daily NewsMost area superintendents receive some type of incentive as well, including cell phone st.....- 12/4/2007 9:05:18 AM
Stegal Well #7 Being Drilled in Robertson County, Texas (salon) from a regular readerThis photo shows the Stegall #7 well being drilled in Robertson County behind the new high school just outside the town of Franklin. Earlier this year there was the Hancock #2 wel.....- 12/4/2007 8:55:20 AM
Why I write! (pstern) Here's exactly the type of thinking our government wants all of us to maintain. It is the reason I write --- to confront American stupidity before we all kill ourselves!This is a comment provided by a.....- 12/4/2007 4:33:12 AM
When Rep. Mike Krusee Retires, Let's Make Sure We Get Rid of Him For Good! (pstern) It's almost worth paying the plump retirement pension and benefits to get rid of him.The retirement of Rep. Mike "Mr. Toll Roads" Krusee is the best news for Texans since former Congressman .....- 12/3/2007 4:45:03 PM
Good! Rep Solomon Ortiz Wants to Know How Rick Perry's Texas Enterprise Money spent (salon) I wondered about this, too, concerning Countrywide. How IS his slush fund being spent (and don't forget it's OUR tax dollars that fund it) Via South Texas ChismeDemocratic critics and some government .....- 12/3/2007 4:35:54 PM
Tesla Founder Unhappy at Company- That's the SEXY ELECTRIC CAR company! (salon) background. Now, today.Tesla Motors founder Martin Eberhard, or at least a person who claims to be him on an online message board, says he's not happy about being pushed out of the management tea.....- 12/3/2007 4:11:24 PM
Wah! John Snow's Cerberus Company Can't Renege on their Deal (salon) They're trying anything they possibly can to wriggle out of buying United Rentals, now that the financial markets are going south. (A little history in case you forgot).The United Rentals dispute has .....- 12/3/2007 4:01:50 PM
Short Cuts for Dec 3, 2007 (salon) What happens when a prison, with malice, prevents a prisoner from observing Jewish holidays?Lawsuit proceedsPentagon removes reprimand from file of airman who criticized the military's anthrax vaccine.....- 12/3/2007 3:55:22 PM
Um. Iran Halted Nuclear Program... in 2003.... (salon) Senior U.S. intelligence officials say Iran halted its nuclear weapons development program four years ago but is continuing to enrich uranium and may still be able to develop a weapon between 2010 and.....- 12/3/2007 2:59:20 PM
Warren Buffett Buying TXU Junk Bonds from Goldman Sachs (salon) From Forbes- Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway (nyse: BRKA - news - people ) is reportedly paying $2.1 billion to buy TXU junk bonds from Goldman Sachs (nyse: GS - news - people ). Buffett, with a fortune o.....- 12/3/2007 2:57:29 PM
San Antonio's Sheila McNeil *Those People Can Afford a Toll Road* (salon) I don't know what's more offensive. The way she talked about *those people* or the assumption that toll roads are okay for ANYONE (well, for the rich) because presumably more well to do people ought t.....- 12/3/2007 2:47:10 PM
Leta Andrews of Granbury (Hood Co) Texas-Winningest Coach in Girl's High School Basketball (salon) Picture from Sports Illustrated. Nice article from the Waco Trib that also mentions Andrews\' daughter, Linda Waggoner, who is girl\'s athletic director at Glen Rose High School. An.....- 12/3/2007 2:27:52 PM
TCEQ Corruption- BP (British Petroleum) Hires ex-TCEQ Agent (salon) from a faithful reader, the San Antonio Express NewsBP's Texas City refinery — in a possible revolving-door violation of state law — hired a state engineer in 2003 who had spent the previo.....- 12/3/2007 2:20:53 PM
Hillary Clinton on NAFTA (salon) From David Sirota via McBlogger"Ross Perot was fiercely against NAFTA. Knowing what we know now, was Ross Perot right?"That's what CNN's Wolf Blitzer asked Hillary Clinton at last week's Dem.....- 12/3/2007 1:40:16 PM
Aside from Huckabee's Religious Test for President, Other Cons? (salon) I don't favor any candidate, however, who tries to use his or her religion as the chief reason for votes. So what else is out there about Mike Huckabee?Destroying records? Misusing Mansion funds? Help.....- 12/3/2007 11:40:23 AM
On Mike Huckabee and Religious Tests (salon) As I said the other day, I vote Democrat so I haven't followed the Republican race details that terribly much-except for Rudy Guiliani, who is a scumball. Aside from my cousin, who is a Republican and.....- 12/3/2007 9:12:06 AM
NAIS Voluntary? Pah! Not at the Colorado State Fair (salon) - 12/2/2007 5:38:33 PM
Canadian Court Rules US is not Safe for Refugees (salon) The United States is not a safe country for refugees, the Federal Court said Thursday as it ruled that Canada will no longer have the right to turn back asylum seekers at the border. In the surpr.....- 12/2/2007 4:35:19 PM
The Irony of Fear! Fear! Immigration Versus American Soldiers on Foreign Soil (salon) This entry is about the GOP's use of fear as a tool, in this case featuring immigration and it's a good read. He compares Ronald Reagan's era of "Tear Down that Wall" with "BUILD THE DA.....- 12/2/2007 3:09:11 PM
UN Says Tasers are a Form of Torture, which use violates the UN's Convention Against Torture (salon) I was thinking the other day, after reading an article in which someone stopped for a traffic violation was tasered, that tasers have become more and more routine in more instances, but they're really.....- 12/2/2007 2:37:37 PM
About the Civil Case (249th District Ct) of Joelle Ogletree versus Glen Rose Independent School District (salon) (Picture of Ogletree at Tarleton State U. She was one of the Presidential Honors Scholars for 1999-2000 and here she is delivering the commencement address for the College of Arts and Sciences and Col.....- 12/2/2007 2:34:36 PM
Now Bloggers are being Bribed by Big Oil (salon) Let's see. Big Oil needs to find some shills who already are favorable to them and post kisses to the industry on their blogs.  Ah! It finds some right-wing blogs like Captain's Quarters, and PAY.....- 12/2/2007 1:35:49 PM
Rick Perry Says *Do As I Say, Not as I Do*-Now that he's GOP Governor Head (salon) No doubt Perry is trying to get some experience under his belt so that he can run at some point for a national audience. REMEMBER THIS when his greedy face shows up on the teevee (I still think he sup.....- 12/2/2007 1:20:44 PM
Bush Administration Thinks Kidnapping is not a Crime (salon) I've read quite a bit about the history of kidnapping with regard to this country, where, a couple of centuries ago, not just Africans but also children from the UK were kidnapped (that's actuall.....- 12/2/2007 12:39:49 PM
The Bush Presidential Library in Texas.. and Karl Rove's Lying to the Media Lately (salon) Karl Rove has been running around on various television shows lately trying to reinvent history and say that it was the Democrats (or Congress) that wanted to hurry up the Iraq War before the election.....- 12/2/2007 12:18:14 PM
Fake Mug Shots of Bush et al at New York Library (salon) - 12/2/2007 11:54:20 AM
Tacky O Day-Waco (Texas) Cemetery Puts Up *This Space Available* To Sell Some Plots (salon) Um. Isn't it possible to have a discreet LISTING of the plots in some kind of map for people to see? MUST they put *FOR SALE* signs up next to the dead????? What's remarkable about this is that the pe.....- 12/2/2007 11:35:34 AM
Republican Senator Larry Craig- FOUR More Men Say They Had Sexual Encounters With Him (salon) Why are they telling their stories now? Because they were offended by Larry "Republican Family Values" Craig's insistence in his press conference that "I am not gay".  From th.....- 12/2/2007 11:04:07 AM
Government Lawyers Didn't Report Intercepted Spying on Attorneys and Clients (salon) You tell your attorney something in, you expect, confidence, and then later you find out that the GOVERNMENT WAS ILLEGALLY SURVEILLING YOU.. WITHOUT A WARRANT! You know there\'s a case going th.....- 12/2/2007 9:13:09 AM
Billions for War- But Bush Stiffs School Districts on Special Education Even as Costs Rise (salon) According to the National Education Association, the federal government shorted states more than $13 billion in special education funding last year.President Bush's 2008 budget proposal called for a r.....- 12/2/2007 9:00:07 AM
Will Congress Deliberately Not Authorize No Child Left Behind This Session? (salon) Proposals that could drastically alter how children in the nation's public schools are educated have stalled for months in the Senate and House of Representatives education committees. The wrangling o.....- 12/2/2007 8:57:29 AM
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