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Rep. Mike Krusee Retiring? God Finally Smiles Upon Texans! (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 Congressma.....- 11/27/2007 9:28:11 PM
We've Always Been in Iraq-We Will Always BE In Iraq (salon) Permanent Bases Ahoy, plus Bush's spokesman says that Congress is irrelevant and has no say in any decision to make the troops permanent in Iraq. Maybe Congress might not like that too much and oh, sa.....- 11/26/2007 2:53:40 PM
Doing some Winter Doldrum Fixups on Somervell County Salon Today (salon) Permanent Bases Ahoy, plus Bush's spokesman says that Congress is irrelevant and has no say in any decision to make the troops permanent in Iraq. Maybe Congress might not like that too much and oh, sa.....- 11/26/2007 2:06:02 PM
Nature Conservancy Buys Ranch in Panhandle to Protect Lesser Prairie Chickens (salon) I'm not quite sure what the difference is between Atwater Prairie Chickens, which Fossil Rim has been bringing back from an endangered state, and the Lesser Prairie Chickens. But it's good to see enti.....- 11/26/2007 12:39:40 PM
Rumour O Day- Did Trent Lott Quit Because of Larry Flynt? (salon) I'm not quite sure what the difference is between Atwater Prairie Chickens, which Fossil Rim has been bringing back from an endangered state, and the Lesser Prairie Chickens. But it's good to see enti.....- 11/26/2007 12:28:12 PM
Our Wealth-Oriented Economy: "America, the Beautiful ain't so pretty any more" (pstern) Once upon a time in America, there was a large working middle class and competition was good --- but that was then and this is now.I've been writing about the brutal American economy for the past seve.....- 11/25/2007 1:33:47 PM
Part II: Texas #1 in Costly Insurance Premiums (pstern) Health Care InsuranceMisleading statements won't make tort reform work better!There have been several articles and letters written by people supposedly "in the know" about the health care in.....- 11/24/2007 12:55:11 PM
Doozy Story O Day- Arkansas Mayor Resigns, Says He Was Abducted by Satan Worshippers (salon) Let's see. Man decides to can his family and run away to a new life, with a new name. Even becomes mayor! Except he leaves bread crumb clues on a webpage and when found out, says he was abducted by sa.....- 11/24/2007 8:19:58 AM
Texas #1 in Costly Insurance Premiums! (pstern)  While I've been stating this fact for years, it's finally in the limelight! Forbes Magazine notes Texas the highest cost of homeowner insurance in the nation!!! Here's what the article had to say: No.....- 11/22/2007 7:29:31 PM
To all the Somervell County Salon Readers- Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving (salon)  While I've been stating this fact for years, it's finally in the limelight! Forbes Magazine notes Texas the highest cost of homeowner insurance in the nation!!! Here's what the article had to say: No.....- 11/21/2007 2:35:57 PM
Ugh! Subprime Follies and Profits to the CEOs (salon) I was reading an article about how the heck the bankers managed to screw up so badly on the mortgage industry (gee, I can tell them that! How about some REGULATION and don't friggin give mortgages to .....- 11/21/2007 2:34:13 PM
Senator Larry Craig Might be a Pervert, but the Idaho Values Council Still Hopes for His Votes (salon) Yup. That's what happens when you try to hit on another man in the public men's room at the airport... and plead guilty.Conservative groups such as the Idaho Values Alliance still expect Craig to vote.....- 11/21/2007 2:29:08 PM
Gas Well Blast O Day- This one in Alvarado (Johnson County) Texas (salon) Although, I suppose there must be a distinction between a *blast* that sends guys to the hospital and an explosion (with fire).A sudden release of pressurized gas at a well near Alvarado has sent thre.....- 11/21/2007 2:25:24 PM
Pie Peddlers in Glen Rose (Texas)-They Dream of Being *Soup Nazis* (salon) Cute article about THE place to get pie downtown. "One Thanksgiving, we put up a sheet at school and sold about 20 pies, and we did it again the next year and put the money in an envelope. W.....- 11/21/2007 1:37:23 PM
On Thanksgiving Day we all should give thanks to our governor (pstern) Good Ol' Gov. Perry: Once a liar, always a liar  Yes, I'm talking about Gov. Rick "39-percent" Perry!Several years ago Texas Gov. Rick "Special Interests" Perry put on his ten-gall.....- 11/21/2007 11:33:13 AM
Why Does Wayne Rotan, Superintendent of GRISD, Sit on the Dais with the School Board? (salon) As mentioned here before, we attended our first school board meeting this week and wondered about a few things. We've been to the Somervell County Commissioners and City of Glen Rose meetings and in c.....- 11/21/2007 11:21:09 AM
Huh! Bush Thinks Military Dictator Musharaff Has not *Crossed the Line* (salon) As mentioned here before, we attended our first school board meeting this week and wondered about a few things. We've been to the Somervell County Commissioners and City of Glen Rose meetings and in c.....- 11/21/2007 10:00:11 AM
Video from the Glen Rose ISD School Board Meeting November 19,2007-School Board President (salon) As mentioned here before, we attended our first school board meeting this week and wondered about a few things. We've been to the Somervell County Commissioners and City of Glen Rose meetings and in c.....- 11/21/2007 9:54:03 AM
No Impeachment? Bush May be Criminally Liable for Violating Anti-Torture Laws (salon) Much as I boo-hooed reading McBlogger's comments about why we can't impeach Bush (it might actually ABSOLVE him of crimes he's committed), I'm heartened by his link to an article that shows just WHY t.....- 11/21/2007 8:20:55 AM
NeoCon James Woolsey PUshing to Let the Telecom Companies Off the Hook for ILLEGALLY SPYING ON AMERICANS (salon) He wrote an editorial for the Los Angeles Times (hmm, California,where AT&T just dumped over a million dollars in bribes to a college this week) in which he, among other things, praises Diane Fein.....- 11/21/2007 8:06:44 AM
Another Candidate for US Senate-Texas- Ray McMurrey from Corpus Christi (salon) I only just read this week that this teacher is running, that he had originally filed as an independent. I haven't looked yet at what he believes and what his platform stances are (except I like his s.....- 11/21/2007 7:35:40 AM
Facebook now the Face of Big Brother-Your Shopping Habits Exposed For Others (salon) I don't use Facebook but the method that Facebook is using to serve up information to their advertisers is alarming.. because OTHER companies may decide to do this. And Facebook needs to feel that out.....- 11/21/2007 7:26:52 AM
Fantastic Idea! Understanding Who and How Polling is Being Done Across the Country (salon) I've often wondered this myself. I have never, that I can remember, gotten a call asking me my opinion about who should be president or whether I would like to have a beer with Bush (the answer to tha.....- 11/21/2007 7:18:41 AM
Largest Manure-to-Gas Plant Begins Operation (pstern) I would have thought TxDOT manufactures enough of its own manure!  lol P   Largest Manure-to-Gas Plant Begins OperationTuesday, November 20, 2007STEPHENVILLE, Texas — The largest manure-to-natural gas.....- 11/20/2007 9:22:16 PM
Maybe Neil Diamond Should Have Kept That Lil Secret To Himself (salon) From Radar Magazine• To catch a balladeer: After years of mystery, Neil Diamond reveals that he wrote his hit song "Sweet Caroline" alone in a hotel room, years after seeing a photograph of .....- 11/20/2007 8:59:20 PM
Hmmm! AT&T Donates $1.2 Million to Diane Feinstein's Area- About That Telecom Immunity Issue (salon) I couldn't figure out why Senator Diane Feinstein would be one of the Democrats who were for letting the telecom companies, like AT&T off the hook for illegally spying on Americans. After all, the.....- 11/20/2007 2:02:20 PM
Are you FOR or AGAINST *Ala Carte* Cable programming? (salon) Saw an article today in which a group of religious broadcasters is against a possible FCC change to *bundling* programs via cable. Right now, as we all know if we take cable or satellite, when you loo.....- 11/20/2007 1:45:03 PM
Army Office in Baghdad Tried to Make a Fast Buck-CAUGHT Trying to STEAL GAS from Camp Liberty (salon) According to the Complaint filed in Manhattan federal court in 2007,Crenshaw was stationed in Baghdad, Iraq, as a Chief Warrant Officer withthe U.S. Army. In April 2007, a cooperating witness (CW-1), .....- 11/20/2007 1:18:50 PM
You! Paying Higher Toll Rates! NTTA- Flying First Class to Europe, Sipping Wine in Old Castles, and PLaying Hookey (salon) I actually kind of liked NTTA for awhile (North Texas Toll Authority), particularly as foes to the TxDOT/Cintra bamboozle. But this kind of stuff makes me angry. Who wouldn't want a fabulous vacay whe.....- 11/20/2007 1:10:44 PM
On TXU's Low-Level Hazardous Waste Permit at Comanche Peak (Glen Rose, TX) .. and TCEQ (salon) I wrote some time back about a notice I saw in the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper regarding TXU (or whatever they are now- Luminant?) disposal of hazardous waste that includes low-level radioactive.....- 11/20/2007 12:36:37 PM
Upcoming Peacemaker Training for Youth (Nonmilitary Options) in Bangor, Pennsylvania (salon) The Nonviolent Youth Collective and Not Your Soldier: Bringin' youthe 2008 Peacemaker Training Institute!!? Young organizers, artists, and activists ? want to challenge yourself, share and gain knowle.....- 11/20/2007 11:31:29 AM
Glen Rose ISD School Board Meeting (Texas) - November 19,2007 (salon) Readers of this blog know that we like to attend the open meetings in the area, when we can. I never understand when some people say, for example, that the county commissioners or city council meeting.....- 11/20/2007 12:10:32 PM
Imagine Microwave Oven Accidents at your Office But With Plutonium (salon) From the Slog (I have to start reading the NRC accidents descriptions)Ever since high school, one of my guilty pleasures is to read the Nuclear Regulator Commission’s Operating Experience Summaries. E.....- 11/20/2007 5:02:13 AM
Reader Comment on *The Awful Truth* About Phil Donahue's Movie *Body of War (salon) THIS, first, is what this comment is referring to.Dear Ted:Good on you, "Mr. Casablanca," for making the call to the White House, the one Phil Donahue was apparently too scared to make. It's.....- 11/20/2007 4:59:23 AM
I SO have lost my appetite for dinner! (salon) from Radar• George and Franny sittin' in a tree: If we were a sixth grade substitute teacher, we'd confiscate the farewell note left for Bush by his outgoing homeland security adviser and read it alou.....- 11/19/2007 5:29:24 PM
Soldiers Deserting at Highest Rate Since 1980... So Army Preying on High School Seniors (salon) The way of the Bush administration is to use bribes for inducement and the army is no different. Especially when soldiers are leaving in droves.There were 4,698 desertions this fiscal year and 3,301 l.....- 11/19/2007 5:22:35 PM
Iraq's Had ENOUGH of Foreign *Security* Companies Like Blackwater- ARRESTED 43 Guards (salon) Iraqi soldiers have arrested 43 foreign security guards, including two Americans, after a shooting in central Baghdad. Foreign security firms have been under scrutiny since 17 Iraqis were killed in Se.....- 11/19/2007 2:48:54 PM
Cronyism in Education Consultant Deals in Texas! Wipe that Shocked Look OFF your face! (salon) A little backgroundThe state auditor found cronyism in the awarding of lucrative consulting contracts by the Texas Education Agency but said there was insufficient evidence to present to a prosecutor......- 11/19/2007 2:28:01 PM
Weekly *Who's the US Bribing Now?* Update- US Wants to Bribe Pakistan Troops Against Al Qaeda (salon) No frigging WONDER we don't have any money for things here like health insurance, infrastructure, cheaper pharmaceuticals, etc. We're the #1 Bribe Bank of the WORLD! A new and classified American mili.....- 11/19/2007 1:39:41 PM
Mr Whipple is Dead! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOO OOOOOOOO (salon) He played the closeted Charmin-squeezer. RIPWhat's your favorite Mr. Whipple memory? Put it here as a comment!I guess him creeping up on women in the grocery store who were feeling up the Charmin must.....- 11/19/2007 1:30:35 PM
No Money for Roads in Texas- But Bush's Admin to Plan $250 MILLION Dollars to invest in Africa (salon) If we have such a hard time keeping up our infrastructure that entities like USDOT and TXDOT tell us that they MUST go to toll roads financed by private corporations from other countries, then don't y.....- 11/19/2007 1:01:52 PM
Opportunists in Congress and Illegal Immigration (salon) Read an excellent article by David Sirota this morning, about corporate con artists that, while continuing to keep wages low and pass travesties like NAFTA and CAFTA, try to divert the illegal immigra.....- 11/19/2007 12:47:01 PM
Is Diane Feinstein the Democrat's Next Joe Lieberman? (salon) Well, THAT is a scary thought, but after reading the kinds of actions she has taken lately....Paul Kane who blogs for The Washington Post poses the relevant question: "Is Feinstein the Democrats'.....- 11/19/2007 12:44:12 PM
Military Sought to Prevent the Red Cross From Access to Gitmo Bay Prisoners (salon) Gee. That violates international law. Military officials encouraged denying detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention center access to monitors from the International Committee of the Red Cross, the N.....- 11/19/2007 11:34:57 AM
Remember the Somervell County Food Bank This Holiday Season (salon) I read an article earlier about how food banks around the country are encountering shortages. Good opportunity to remind that the Food Bank always appreciates volunteers, those who can do repair work .....- 11/19/2007 10:18:46 AM
Montgomery County, TX Doesn't Want Waste Injected into the Ground, Either! (salon) Hmmm. I'm seeing a trend here of people who don't want CRAP injected into the ground no matter WHERE they live. Could it be that people actually care about the environment, and, oh, say, their drinkin.....- 11/19/2007 10:14:49 AM
Gas Companies Want to put Commercial Waste Disposal Wells in Tarrant County, Texas Now (salon) Up until this time, Tarrant County has only had ONE commerical injection well, in which gas field waste is injected into the ground-where'd all the crap go? Out to outlying counties surrounding Tarran.....- 11/19/2007 10:00:20 AM
Louisianna Corruption-One Democrat, One Republican (salon) I see the Representative William Jefferson has been accused of two more crimes involving what I would call kickbacks. Prosecutors said no new charges will be filed because of the allegations revealed .....- 11/19/2007 9:51:37 AM
Depleted Uranium (DU) that Contaminated a Town In the United States (salon) I like to think that most knowledgeable people realize that we are wholesale contaminating Iraq and Afghanistan with DU. What happens when the arms manufacturing plant residue creates health problems......- 11/19/2007 9:34:15 AM
Ooopsie! US Says Iraq Attacks at Lowest Levels in 2 years- Then Murders Innocent Iraqi Civilians (salon) A U.S. military convoy opened fire on a column of cars Sunday morning, killing at least two Iraqi civilians in southern Iraq and igniting a new round of anger over the apparent loss of innocent life.K.....- 11/19/2007 9:26:04 AM
Mushareff-*No Democracy for Me!* Plus-Packing the Supreme Court with Sycophants (salon) Not really a surprise, is it, that, after getting rid of his opponents on the Pakistan Supreme Court, the *new* Supreme Court says Mushareff can serve another 5 years. Not with any elections, mind you.....- 11/19/2007 9:19:25 AM
Who is Rep. Mike Krusee, really? (pstern) There are no real documents available on Mike Krusee. According to his self-written obtuse, ambiguous bio: Representative Mike Krusee (TX)                       Current Office: State HouseCurrent Dist.....- 11/18/2007 9:42:18 PM
PBS-No Respect for the 1st Amendment's Establishment Clause- NOVA's teacher's guilde (salon) Well, I quit, for the most part watching PBS anyway when I saw it was being politicized by the Bush administration. Maybe this kind of crap is purposely intended to make people quit contributing to pu.....- 11/18/2007 4:14:25 PM
Nuclear Plants Corporate Welfare-14 Energy Companies to get Loan Guarantees Spend 48 MILLION on Lobbying (salon) Co-op America Urges Citizens To Oppose Waste Of Taxpayer Dollars OnNuke Reactor Loan Guarantees to Companies with $34 billion in Profits    WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Data released.....- 11/18/2007 3:52:35 PM
UNTIL Government Solves Nuclear Waste Problem, Irresponsible to Construct New Nuclear Power Plants (salon) RED WING, Minn., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A small Indiancommunity located near a nuclear waste site in Minnesota responded withfrustration today to Democratic presidential candidates who sta.....- 11/18/2007 3:30:14 PM
Texas Company INDICTED for injecting hazardous waste into an oil/gas injection well (salon) They LIED and falsified documents, according to the allegation.Two individuals including a company executive have been indicted for their roles in a conspiracy to illegally transport and dispose of ha.....- 11/18/2007 3:24:52 PM
Why did NY Taxpayers Pick up the Tab for Rudy Guiliani's Mistress-Now-Wife? (salon) I take Vanity Fair and really enjoyed the article about the woman Rudy was screwing behind his second wife's back. I also noticed this letter to the editor about the article, which shows again, the la.....- 11/18/2007 2:40:17 PM
Invading Our Privacy is Unacceptable in a Free Society (salon) from the Daily TexanSince frontier times, Texans have cherished and insisted on their privacy and their anonymity. For Texans, not only was this part of rugged individualism and innate distrust of gov.....- 11/18/2007 2:25:30 PM
My granduncle in Virginia Says He's Teaching His Descendants the ABCs (salon) Anybody but Clinton. He votes Republican, and I told him that I vote Democrat but also am not going to vote for Clinton and hope she doesn't win. What was interesting to me was that when I told him on.....- 11/18/2007 2:21:44 PM
IAEA- Iran has NOT diverted nuclear material for weapons purposes (salon) Anybody but Clinton. He votes Republican, and I told him that I vote Democrat but also am not going to vote for Clinton and hope she doesn't win. What was interesting to me was that when I told him on.....- 11/18/2007 2:14:08 PM
What If, At Christmas, WE All Decided Not to Buy and Give Gifts Coming from China? (salon) Anybody but Clinton. He votes Republican, and I told him that I vote Democrat but also am not going to vote for Clinton and hope she doesn't win. What was interesting to me was that when I told him on.....- 11/18/2007 2:09:58 PM
Rick Perry is a long-time thorn in the side of Texas Taxpayers! (pstern)  Gov. Perry: Once a liar, always a liar  Yes, I'm talking about Gov. Rick "39-percent" Perry!Several years ago Texas Gov. Rick "Special Interests" Perry put on his ten-gallon Stets.....- 11/18/2007 2:06:03 PM
Abstinence Only Program *Aim for Success* To be Presented Monday in Glen Rose, Texas (salon) at the high school auditorium at 6:00 pm-this one's for parents, the kids get it the next day. Texas Law requires that sex ed programs be abstinence-only. And the textbooks don't teach safe sex. Wonde.....- 11/18/2007 1:55:58 PM
Jon McConal has a book out that looks pretty interesting (salon) I used to read his column when he wrote for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, but didn't know at the time, because I lived in Denton County, that he was a native of Glen Rose. Anyway, I like historical st.....- 11/18/2007 1:25:58 PM
Few Notes from the Glen Rose Reporter Newspaper from Week of November 15, 2007 (salon) Because I like to read the local paper. Article about the explosion that happened last week in Joshua. I didn't realize some of the people who were injured in the propane blast have a kin connection t.....- 11/18/2007 1:21:35 PM
Glen Rose School Board (TX) To Approve Math Textbooks at Meeting-THESE MATH TEXTBOOKS? (salon) I noticed that the Glen Rose School board is going to be meeting on Monday, November 19 at 6:00 in the Junior High School Auditorium and then go the board room at the admin building after that. One of.....- 11/18/2007 1:08:18 PM
The Senate's Surveillance Bill is STILL Unconstitutional- Warrantless Surveillance (salon) Sometimes I get a little sick of reading, once again, that Congress as a whole is so unprotective of the constitution our country is based on. Then, I dream of having responsible, tough congresspeople.....- 11/18/2007 12:57:36 PM
Will Po Po TxDOT Cut the Propaganda Money Since They're Almost Broke? (salon) Sometimes I get a little sick of reading, once again, that Congress as a whole is so unprotective of the constitution our country is based on. Then, I dream of having responsible, tough congresspeople.....- 11/18/2007 12:51:34 PM
Bush Spends Almost 100 MILLION on Pakistan's Nuclear Weapon program (salon) Doesn't it strike you strange that Bush has the chutzpah to tell Iran no nuclear power for you, but has given money to a military dictator who has now declared martial law in his country for nuclear W.....- 11/18/2007 12:50:04 PM
Some Political Cartoons I like (salon) Doesn't it strike you strange that Bush has the chutzpah to tell Iran no nuclear power for you, but has given money to a military dictator who has now declared martial law in his country for nuclear W.....- 11/18/2007 12:45:04 PM
AGAIN on the Nafta Superhighway-Trans Texas Corridor Being a MYTH (salon) I saw ANOTHER article today ridiculing the NAFTA Superhighway as a myth and it occurs to me that maybe, just like TxDOT has been paying a public relations/marketing company to push the TTC, these arti.....- 11/18/2007 12:23:24 PM
So I guess Ole Bush Doesn't LIke His Job as President (salon) From an article about Rick Perry in Iowa.After being elected president, Mr. Bush called one day from the Oval Office. "Laura was in Crawford. He talked for 30 minutes. I think he was a bit lonely.....- 11/18/2007 11:40:57 AM
Non Christians Okay for Hyde Park Baptist Interfaith- Unless They're Muslims (salon) Read a weird article about Hyde Park Baptist Church in, of all places, Austin. Basically, Hyde Park Baptist was perfectly fine with having an interfaith Thanksgiving celebration on some (RENTED) prope.....- 11/18/2007 10:11:51 AM
Americans Gas Guzzled Again (pstern)  Americans are so adaptable it's pathetic.The cost of gasoline continues to escalate and we all drive to the pumps to fill up, without hesitation.  We need to view the reality of gas prices.  There is.....- 11/17/2007 7:06:09 PM
Saw the play *The Green Bird* Put on by Glen Rose High School Theatre Last Night (salon) Not only is it nice to be able to see stage performances of well-known works locally, but the high school students involved did an impressive job. The play, by Carlo Gozzi, is about a wicked queen mot.....- 11/17/2007 9:31:27 AM
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