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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) - 12/1/2007 5:27:44 PM
Cushy Job! Arlington (Texas) School Superintendent Salary at 270 THOUSAND per year (salon) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 11/29/2007 2:41:35 PM
The TXU Selloff Begins- Energy Future Holdings, Formerly TXU Selling Off 20 percent Oncor (salon) - 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) - 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
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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 11/21/2007 10:00:11 AM
Video from the Glen Rose ISD School Board Meeting November 19,2007-School Board President (salon) - 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
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