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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) 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.....- 12/2/2007 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) 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 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
More Gas Wells, Closer Together, Drilled Deeper- in Texas (salon) A while back, I saw that Devon Energy was planning to drill 10 acres apart. In neighborhoods. The gas boom in Barnett Shale is on, and there's money to be had by putting in as many, and as close as yo.....- 12/2/2007 8:49:36 AM
Texas Farm Bureau Continues to Fight Trans-Texas Corridor-Where's the Contracts??? (salon) In an article from the Waco Trib in which Perry's veto of eminent domain laws that would have fairly compensated the landowner, I saw this.Another point of concern Dierschke said the bureau will conce.....- 12/2/2007 8:14:43 AM
Bush REALLY doesn't want the public to know about his visits with Jack Abramoff, convicted lobbyist (salon) Last timeI wrote about this was in November, when the White House was desparately trying to keep records about Abramoff's visits to the White House (including with Bush) out of the hands of the public.....- 12/1/2007 6:15:14 PM
Chet Edwards Talks about Why Cynicism Isn't Healthy but Skepticism Is (salon) Chet Edwards was out thumping his common ground, bi-partisanship drum this weekend. Where? Oh, at the Bush Library in Bryan-College Station (that's Poppy Bush's library.)The congressman discussed how .....- 12/1/2007 5:49:14 PM
Leaking Carbon Dioxide From the Ground? Texas Offers Liability for FutureGen If Jewett Gets It (salon) Does that REALLY have to be the terms for getting what is touted as cutting edge technology? That the company cannot be sued if it befouls the air???????????? (And Illinois, which is in the running, t.....- 12/1/2007 5:39:01 PM
Gov Rick Perry's Office Tries to Charge 3000 Dollars for Email FOIA Request (salon) Remember the guy who found out that, since when Bush was governor, the Texas governor\'s office has been DELETING emails after 7 days and not saving them, thus BREAKING THE LAW (plus, you know,.....- 12/1/2007 5:33:27 PM
Looks like Glen Rose Tigers Beat Texarkana's Pleasant Grove 24-21 (salon) Remember the guy who found out that, since when Bush was governor, the Texas governor\'s office has been DELETING emails after 7 days and not saving them, thus BREAKING THE LAW (plus, you know,.....- 12/1/2007 5:27:44 PM
Cushy Job! Arlington (Texas) School Superintendent Salary at 270 THOUSAND per year (salon) Remember the guy who found out that, since when Bush was governor, the Texas governor\'s office has been DELETING emails after 7 days and not saving them, thus BREAKING THE LAW (plus, you know,.....- 12/1/2007 5:24:36 PM
Crook Patterson Still Trying to Sell Off the Christmas Mountains in Texas (salon) Patterson's office has said that it is its interpretation of state law that it cannot give the property to the park service -- even though the property was donated to the state in 1991 for conservatio.....- 12/1/2007 5:21:03 PM
The Proverbial *Digging to China* or How Deep is the U.S. Hole in Iraq? (pstern)  Exactly how deep is the hole we are digging ourselves into, over in Iraq? It is TRILLIONS of American tax dollars deep.  The depth of our hole is thousands upon thousands of American a.....- 12/1/2007 4:01:09 PM
The Golden Myth of Texas Medical Tort Reform (pstern) Yet another deceptive Texas Used Car Salesman? I am responding to the same letter sent and printed in both the Texas Insider and also in the Montgomery County Bulletin by Drew Thornley .....- 12/1/2007 3:00:05 AM
Chinese Revenge on US Navy Ships for Bush's Welcome for the Dalia Lama? (salon) The Chinese rejection of U.S. ship visits into Hong Kong is broader than initially reported, the Pentagon said Friday, revealing for the first time that a third incident had occurred last week.Accordi.....- 11/30/2007 5:13:49 PM
WHERE would the nuclear low-level radioactive waste go? Andrews County, Texas (salon) I wrote the other day about a conversation I had with TCEQ regarding the permit TXU is wanting to have about storing low-level radioactive waste at the Comanche Peak site. (They're already doing it, t.....- 11/30/2007 4:54:31 PM
Oh, BROTHER! Condi Rice PLANTED the question about her presidency (salon) How completely desperate. I remember when that wave of "Would you vote for Rice for president?" came out. Who knew it was because Rice had planted the question in order to try to save her in.....- 11/30/2007 2:42:18 PM
Fave Poli Cartoon O Day (salon) Ben SargentP.S. How much of the money Bush wants AGAIN for the war effort is really bribe money for the Sunnis? And that happens when the Sunnis, who are being ARMED by the US, decide to be their own .....- 11/30/2007 2:04:05 PM
Few Notes from the Glen Rose Reporter Newspaper- Week of Nov 29, 2007 (salon) First, a couple of things that weren't in the Glen Rose Reporter, which I eagerly await each Thursday in my mailbox.  The local Christmas parade was supposed to be last Saturday, but OOOFFF, do y.....- 11/30/2007 11:52:27 AM
Phil King Makes Good to AT&T On his Telecom Deregulation-for Parker County, Texas (salon) I remember when he fought against FREE wireless... because, you know, there's a profit to be made and also paybacks for all that money AT&T spent on him (go look at the Texas Ethics Commission web.....- 11/30/2007 11:22:42 AM
State Bullies Wimberley School District (pstern)  Texas public education at the bottom of nation's list!  The "Robin Hood" clause developed 10-years ago by the court system forces "wealthy" school distric.....- 11/30/2007 10:45:40 AM
Rudy *Mr 9/11* Guiliani-Against Terrorism Unless It's Good For His Business (salon)  The emir of Qatar, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, left, shakes hands with New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, center, as New York Police Commisioner Bernard Kerik, right, looks on Tuesday, .....- 11/30/2007 9:51:58 AM
The Gravel Pit Near Chalk Mountain is NOT a Playground (salon)  The emir of Qatar, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, left, shakes hands with New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, center, as New York Police Commisioner Bernard Kerik, right, looks on Tuesday, .....- 11/30/2007 9:26:16 AM
Scumball Rudy Guiliani's Mistress Used the Ny POLICE as her Own Personal Taxi Service (salon) Which mistress? Oh, the one he was cheating on his second wife with, that is NOW his third wife. From ABCNewsNew York papers reported in 2000 that the city had provided a security detail for Nathan, w.....- 11/30/2007 9:19:12 AM
When Rep. Mike Krusee Retires, Let's Make Sure We Get Rid of Him For Good! (pstern) What's Gone Should Stay Gone! 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.....- 11/30/2007 8:43:28 AM
What is Hilary Clinton's Position on Granting Immunity to the Telecoms? (salon) I was writing about this earlier and noticed in the article which talked about the immunity docs, there was a line that said Clinton has not said what her position is on this.Well... what is it? Is sh.....- 11/29/2007 4:52:50 PM
Buy Used Books Through Amazon? The Feds Wanted Your Identity-Court Kicks (salon) Federal prosecutors have withdrawn a subpoena seeking the identities of thousands of people who bought used books through online retailer Amazon.com Inc., newly unsealed court records show.The withdra.....- 11/29/2007 3:37:48 PM
Bush Administration Told to Cough Up Telecom Immunity Docs by Dec 10 by Court (salon) Will Congress race to immunize the telecom companies before then? So that even though they have BROKEN THE LAW, they won't be liable?It's good to see our JUDICIAL SYSTEM working this through. That's a.....- 11/29/2007 3:23:32 PM
End Run Around TAKS for 5th Graders in Texas (salon) Will Congress race to immunize the telecom companies before then? So that even though they have BROKEN THE LAW, they won't be liable?It's good to see our JUDICIAL SYSTEM working this through. That's a.....- 11/29/2007 3:16:03 PM
RNC Spending The Big Bucks to Find Rove's Missing Emails (salon) I don't think I need to remind that the Bush administration was breaking the law by using RNC email addresses for government business.According to an RNC filing with the Federal Election Commission, t.....- 11/29/2007 3:11:52 PM
Assets Seizure-And You Help A friend Who Helped a Friend Who Helped a Terrorist (salon) from Secrecy News-ANOTHER Executive Order that Bush uses to bypass a LAW. When will Congress STOP him from doing this?Last July, President Bush issued a broadly-worded executive order authorizing the .....- 11/29/2007 2:59:22 PM
I LOVE THIS! Mike Gravel Music Video (salon) You know, I agree politically with most of what Gravel says. I only wish he could express himself better so that he would have been taken more seriously. But this is a good time to remember that he ca.....- 11/29/2007 2:54:10 PM
Ugh. Huckster, oh, I mean, Huckabee Takes Call From God (salon) You know, I agree politically with most of what Gravel says. I only wish he could express himself better so that he would have been taken more seriously. But this is a good time to remember that he ca.....- 11/29/2007 2:41:35 PM
The TXU Selloff Begins- Energy Future Holdings, Formerly TXU Selling Off 20 percent Oncor (salon) You know, I agree politically with most of what Gravel says. I only wish he could express himself better so that he would have been taken more seriously. But this is a good time to remember that he ca.....- 11/29/2007 2:35:59 PM
High School Aptitude Test (ASVAB) that is REALLY a Trojan Horse for Military Recruiters (salon) The ASVAB is a three-hour exam for military recruits that's also been administered in high schools throughout the nation since the 1970s. Many educators call it a useful tool for helping students deci.....- 11/29/2007 2:08:55 PM
Suck-Up Federal Judge Denny Chin Gives Oscar Wyatt ONLY ONE YEAR FOR BREAKING THE LAW (salon) After all, He IS A Most Extraordinary Man! Even if he DID conspire to pay kickbacks to Saddam Hussein in the Oil for Food scandal. And sheesh, this US District judge ALSO wanted to make sure that, eve.....- 11/29/2007 1:48:12 PM
God Tells Richard Roberts To Quit! (salon) I have to wonder how it is that Richard Roberts heard God telling him to step down and not retaliate. Was it the same 900 foot Jesus that his daddy saw? Richard Roberts told students at Oral Robe.....- 11/29/2007 1:24:14 PM
Don't Want Bright LED Highway Signs? You Have Till Dec 6th to Tell TxDOT (salon) I'm with the author of this story. I do have to wonder if TxDot gives a hoot what we Texans think about anything, but it won't stop me from giving them a written comment.I expect our highway commissio.....- 11/29/2007 1:04:34 PM
Pakistan's Musharaff's Pretend Democracy- No Elections And He's Got Another 5 Year Term (salon) Gee. Isn't that called a Dictator? Except that he took off his military uniform. Course who knows that he won't put it BACK on when his term ends... since besides being Best Friends Forever with Bush,.....- 11/29/2007 12:49:34 PM
You and Me? Probably Not Rich Enough to Swing a Deal If Convicted Of a Crime (salon) I read an article today about a US Attorney General in New Jersey, Christopher Christie,  that may be investigated for sending a multi-million contract the way of his former boss, John Ashcroft. .....- 11/29/2007 11:54:57 AM
Spying on Americans in Texas- the Secret Unmanned Aircraft Test in Waller County (salon) I have to admit to being somewhat biased about planes in the sky. I hate them. I live in the country, not by the airport, and usually the planes are so far above in the sky that they're negligible. Bu.....- 11/29/2007 10:57:49 AM
Short Cuts for Nov 29th (salon) Is it just me or does John McCain more and more look like Uncle Fester? The military is actually just a Christian conservative institution, and that's why there needs to be religious moral norm.....- 11/29/2007 9:58:13 AM
Why Bother With Elections? The GOP's Loyalty Oath in Virginia (salon) The Republican Party of Virginia has no interest in thoughtful voters. It only wants mindless party loyalists who will vote Republican no matter what.That's the sad message of a new GOP policy for nex.....- 11/29/2007 9:20:10 AM
Scumball Rudy Guiliani Billed the City for Security for his Side Pork Boffs in the Hamptons (salon) The Republican Party of Virginia has no interest in thoughtful voters. It only wants mindless party loyalists who will vote Republican no matter what.That's the sad message of a new GOP policy for nex.....- 11/29/2007 9:12:12 AM
YOU-meaning *Me*-Missed the Republican Youtube *Debate* Last Night (salon) I'm still crying in my beer. Not. Especially not after having read, AGAIN, about how CNN went through the questions and only used the ones that either were wacky enough to be put in a *fun* montage, o.....- 11/29/2007 8:45:41 AM
Joke O Day- Future Plans at the GW Bush Museum (salon) Saw this via Funny Times, which is a great newspaper with jokes and cartoons. From Planet ProctorFaithful Planeteer Garry Margolis supplied us with this glimpse at the future G W Bush Museum, which wi.....- 11/28/2007 12:00:50 PM
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