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The *Don't Tax and Spend Anyway* Republicans (salon) Yuppers. Have always heard the *Tax and Spend Democrats* label, and particularly while Bush has been president, have wondered why Republicans cannot see the rush of taxpayer money stampeding out the d.....- 11/15/2007 3:04:51 PM
George Bush At Top of *Coldest Celebs* in the World (salon) The online magazine Film Threat placed Bush at the top of its "Frigid 50," an annual ranking of the "least-powerful, least-inspiring and least-intriguing people in Hollywood" in co.....- 11/15/2007 3:01:23 PM
Video-City of Glen Rose, Texas-Request to Close Down Part of a Street Near Downtown (salon) The online magazine Film Threat placed Bush at the top of its "Frigid 50," an annual ranking of the "least-powerful, least-inspiring and least-intriguing people in Hollywood" in co.....- 11/15/2007 2:55:44 PM
VIDEO- City of Glen Rose, TX - On Patel's Request for a Tax Abatement for New Restaurant (salon) Some very good points made by all concerned on the city council, such as whether it would be a good idea to allow *one* restaurant* to have a tax abatement without allowing it for the other hotels, et.....- 11/15/2007 2:53:37 PM
Video-City of Glen Rose TX-Huckaby and Bryant on Zoning Standards for Hotels (salon) Previous post on the meeting. I really enjoyed this. Chris Bryant seems to care very much, not just about bringing business to Glen Rose, but either preserving or creating a partiular persona t.....- 11/15/2007 2:50:14 PM
Newsweek with Kos and Rove-Don't Need Another Reason to Avoid THAT Crap (salon) Can't stand the Kos mentality but did wonder briefly who Newsweek magazine would bring in to *balance* Kos. Wondering no more, it's Karl Rove. Ugh. Like I give a hoot about either one of them. But I'm.....- 11/15/2007 1:54:13 PM
You know that Russian man who was tasered at the airport... and died? (salon) Really awful story. A man from another country had come to meet his mother, who was on the other side of the wall through customs. He only spoke Russian and died after being tasered by airport personn.....- 11/15/2007 2:20:19 PM
Another Soldier Dead at Fort Hood-But Officials Won't Say Where Or How He Died (salon) Remember last year when that young man, Sprader, died in the terrible heat? and Fort Hood covered it up?  From today, about James W McDonaldFORT HOOD — Fort Hood officials said they are investigating .....- 11/15/2007 1:03:53 PM
Senate Republicans Want to Hide Their Campaign Contributions From Being Internet Searched (salon) Remember last year when that young man, Sprader, died in the terrible heat? and Fort Hood covered it up?  From today, about James W McDonaldFORT HOOD — Fort Hood officials said they are investigating .....- 11/15/2007 12:32:07 PM
Governor Perry Broke the Law.. Again-Didn't File Campaign Finance Reports (salon) which would have shown Bob Perry\'s big ole campaign contributions right before the election. Oh, but if you read the article, and believe Perry, it was Just  A Little Ole Mistake. .....- 11/15/2007 12:12:02 PM
Fox News Porn-Maybe THIS is why a lot of men watch Fox *News* (salon) From Outfoxed the Moviewhat got the attack dogs at FOX hungry and looking for flesh was none other than an exposé of their smut peddling! It makes sense in a way, because advertisers tend not to like.....- 11/15/2007 12:01:16 PM
US Shoots Iraq Sunnis-Is it a Good Idea to Shoot the People You're Bribing? (salon) A little background.Now yesterdayBAGHDAD — Members of a Sunni Muslim group that was formed with American backing to fight Sunni militants charged Wednesday that a lengthy U.S. air and ground attack ki.....- 11/15/2007 11:42:10 AM
Heh- Video of Rudy Guiliani Banging that Sept 11th Drum (salon) A little background.Now yesterdayBAGHDAD — Members of a Sunni Muslim group that was formed with American backing to fight Sunni militants charged Wednesday that a lengthy U.S. air and ground attack ki.....- 11/15/2007 11:31:06 AM
Bush's Skewed Priorities- Arlington Cemetery on Veteran's Day? NO. Federalist Judge Shindig? Yes. (salon) Bush managed to fly down one day last week to go to a posh fundraising event in River Oaks for Cornyn. And he had Angela Merkel from Germany out to Crawford over the weekend. But he decided to say in .....- 11/15/2007 11:17:06 AM
Most School Districts Rejecting Texas State Merit Plan-Because it Requires Matching Funds (salon) I have no idea if GRISD is accepting or rejecting but this is pretty interesting.More than half of Texas' school districts have rejected an offer to participate in the state's new merit pay plan for t.....- 11/15/2007 9:50:43 AM
State Department Inspector General Investigates Blackwater-Where his BROTHER is on Blackwater's board (salon) Category of you just can't make this stuff up. Howard "Cookie" Krongard, the State Department inspector general, has some explaining to do. Yesterday he told Congress that his brother, A.B. .....- 11/15/2007 9:33:13 AM
Who the Heck is the Steve Smith that Writes for the Newbie Newspaper in Glen Rose? (salon) As those who live here in Glen Rose know, there are 2 papers. One that is been established for years and provides news (the Glen Rose Reporter) and a new one, in the last year, that, rumour has i.....- 11/15/2007 9:24:36 AM
Cornyn on the Larry Craig Senate Ethics Investigation-WhAT'S GOING ON??????? (salon) I saw an article in the Idaho Statesman that says that, because there's a double standard between the Senate that is apparently accepting of prostitution (Vitter) but not of gay sex in the men's room .....- 11/15/2007 8:03:57 AM
Government Tells Us We Need To Rethink Privacy and Anonymity (salon) I saw an article in the Idaho Statesman that says that, because there's a double standard between the Senate that is apparently accepting of prostitution (Vitter) but not of gay sex in the men's room .....- 11/15/2007 7:46:46 AM
You Play Bridge? NO FREE SPEECH FOR YOU!!!! (salon) Amazing that the US Bridge Federation would try so vigorously to muzzle free speech. David L. Anderson, a bridge player who supports the team, said it was common to see players at international tourna.....- 11/15/2007 7:25:04 AM
Apparently the ONLY Way Atmos Will Fix Stuff Is If you Gripe to the DFW News Media (salon) This is the second time recently I've read about Atmos actually fixing gas leaks, etc. Not when the customers reported it, repeatedly, for a long time. But after the MEDIA showed up, filmed it, and pu.....- 11/15/2007 7:13:19 AM
Senator David Vitter Subpoenaed to Testify ABout his Prostitution Use (salon) Boy, who needs the National Enquirer when you've got Republicans in office? Truly, I don't understand why David Vitter has not been censured at all for his admitted use of not one but at least two pro.....- 11/15/2007 7:03:52 AM
Bernie Kerik's Former Mistress Says NewsCorps Tried to Keep Her Quiet to Promote Rudy Guiliaini (salon) Man. The Bernie Kerik-Rudy Guiliani stuff just gets smarmier and smarmier every day. Last week, Bernie Kerik, who you may remember as one of Guliani's right-hand men, was indicted on a number of charg.....- 11/15/2007 6:50:50 AM
Scummy, Cheating, Rudy Guiliani and Bernie Kerik-I forgot that Guiliani had TWO mistresses while he was married (salon) So hard to keep up with the immoral behavior of the Family Values crowd. I already knew that Guiliani was cheating on his second wife with the mistress he is now married to, and that he let his wife k.....- 11/15/2007 6:27:32 AM
Mary Peters (USDOT Secretary) Pushes More Toll Roads and PPPs (salon) You know, our taxes go for SOMETHING, right? We're paying out humongous amounts of money for war boondoggles like Iraq, but we can't get gas taxes to pay for roads that are free for ALL taxpayers?????.....- 11/14/2007 11:24:49 AM
Bush Bankrupts the Country OR How Much is the Iraq Conflict REALLY Costing us? (salon) The report says that would be around $46,000 per family. The economic costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are estimated to total $1.6 trillion - roughly double the amount the White House has req.....- 11/14/2007 10:59:04 AM
Who Started the Texas Governor's Email Purge? Bush... Breaking the Law When He was Governor (salon) Wrote the other day about how Perry's office has been breaking the law by deleting emails instead of preserving them, as he was supposed to be doing. The White House has been ordered to preserve e-mai.....- 11/14/2007 10:57:22 AM
City of Glen Rose (Texas) City Council Meeting (Audio/Video) for November 12,2007 (salon) We don't always get to the government meetings but when we do, they're always enjoyable. Here's what was on the agenda. (You can hear the entire meeting on this MP3, later on will update and add some .....- 11/14/2007 10:05:32 AM
*Oops! How'd That Lady Get On My Lap While I was Driving? (Drunk!)*- John Sweeney from nY (salon) Another Republican Family Value addition. I find the title of this article from a NY paper amusingArresting State Police officers in DWI case surprised to find a woman on ex-congressman's lap Is that .....- 11/14/2007 8:55:45 AM
Rick *39 Percent* Perry -More Land Grabs for the Trans Texas Corridor (salon) Another Republican Family Value addition. I find the title of this article from a NY paper amusingArresting State Police officers in DWI case surprised to find a woman on ex-congressman's lap Is that .....- 11/13/2007 11:33:44 PM
Judge Tells the Bush White House to Quit Deleting Its Emails and PRESERVE THEM (salon) which, were you really surprised, the White House was loathe to do. A federal judge Monday ordered the White House to preserve copies of all its e-mails, a move that Bush administration lawyers had ar.....- 11/13/2007 2:36:54 PM
Hillary Clinton's Audience Plant - from Countdown (salon) which, were you really surprised, the White House was loathe to do. A federal judge Monday ordered the White House to preserve copies of all its e-mails, a move that Bush administration lawyers had ar.....- 11/13/2007 2:31:27 PM
Favorite Short Blurb From *Movies Rock* Magazine (salon) I take Vanity Fair and LOVE it. Sometimes they bundle other magazines with it, and this time it was a mag called "Movies Rock".  From the editor section, by Mitch Glazer, my first laugh of t.....- 11/13/2007 2:22:52 PM
Chayce Wilson works at Paluxy River Realty (joe) The Chamber of Commerce sent out a reminder about the lunch on Tuesday and guess what was included, see below. BTW there are two "Bobby" Wilson's. One is grandpa who goes by Bobby, he works .....- 11/13/2007 12:25:47 PM
Audio of Glen Rose ISD (Texas) School Board Meeting Re: Joelle Ogletree from Sept 24, 2007 (salon) When I first started writing about Joelle Ogletree, it was to put in an article of general interest about Glen Rose. I didn't know her or her situation personally, thus had no way to consider whether .....- 11/13/2007 12:54:12 PM
Branch Davidians Associated With Texas Rangers in Waco? (salon) There may be a lot of good reasons not to want to put a giant Texas Rangers statue by I-35 in Waco. But sayingWaco is still associated in other parts of the world with Branch Davidians, who were targe.....- 11/13/2007 7:53:05 AM
What kind of a momma's boy is Chayce Wilson? (joe) I've been thinking about this. What kind of MAN (he is 21 after all) has his momma (Renee Wilson) get on the phone with Dr. Phil before he does? When I was 21 if I were going to be on TV I sure as hel.....- 11/12/2007 3:53:48 PM
Should Big Banks Be Broken Up? Or.. did the Sub-Prime Fiasco Create Breaking Points for Global Banks? (salon) Interesting article about the Global Titans like Citigroup.Will the sub-prime crisis mark the breaking point for the global banking model? There are some early signs that it might. Citigroup, the worl.....- 11/12/2007 1:12:46 PM
Texas Red Light Fees-You only THOUGHT Half the Money Was Going to Support Hospitals (salon) THIS is what happens when you pass a bill but you don't explicitly appropriate money for it. You get a BAIT AND SWITCH.This year lawmakers, who had previously decried the Big Brother and cash cow aspe.....- 11/12/2007 1:08:38 PM
When *Homeland* Security TAKES YOUR HOME! Crazy Border Issues (salon) Suppose you lived in a home all your life and you were a farmer/rancher. And then you found out that the government was going to take your property and build a huge wall through it, where the river th.....- 11/12/2007 10:31:49 AM
The SCHIP Battle and How Chet Edwards Defeated Arlene Wolgemuth (US House Dist 17) (salon) Bush and the Republicans Cut Off Health Care for Kids.When the president vetoed the SCHIP bill, 17 of California's 19 GOP members of Congress stuck by him (one didn't vote). That's bad policy generall.....- 11/12/2007 10:01:39 AM
Join me in filing a Formal Complaint Against TxDOT (pstern) PLEASE!  Join me in filing a Formal Complaint Against TxDOT Time to take a stand AGAINST TxDOT!For years the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) independent of any oversight or accountability h.....- 11/12/2007 9:46:03 AM
F16 Fighter Jet in the Sky-I HATE it when Bush is in Crawford (salon) All of a sudden I hear this airplane noise that sounds like it's going to hit the house. The dogs immediately start barking, I run out and see an airplane racing across the sky, with an F16 fighter je.....- 11/12/2007 9:46:17 AM
*The Uninformed Merely Run In Herds*-On the Texas Constitutional Voting Last Week (salon) from the Waxahachie Daily LightA prediction: Several years from now at a public hearing, an arrogant state official will drawl, “Y’all voted fer it.” A large crowd of angry taxpayers will mumble exple.....- 11/12/2007 8:30:54 AM
Why Didn't Bush Reproach Dems Over Spending Bill on Veteran's Day? Um. Chet Edwards Was With Him (salon) Apparently Bush was all prepared to make Veterans Day an occasion to (*I'm a Uniter Not a Divider*) blast Democrats for not passing a spending bill. You know good and well that the PR machine in Bush'.....- 11/12/2007 8:20:03 AM
US Army Advertisements in High School Stadiums and Gyms??? Wisconsin Protesters! (salon) Saw this short blurb and found it hard to believe that the military is being allowed to put up ADVERTS in high schools. The Madison School Board meeting draws dozens of protesters who object to the ne.....- 11/11/2007 3:05:59 PM
Chet Edwards Does Good-Stopped Opponents From Stripping out Tolling Ban on Federal Highways (salon) background - But Edwards, Cornyn and Hutchison (and others)  worked to STOP changing federal highways into toll roads.A bipartisan group of Texas lawmakers were instrumental in an effort to keep an am.....- 11/11/2007 2:50:52 PM
Chet Edwards (US House District 17) on Immigration (salon) With polls showing broad discontent with the government's handling of immigration, some Democrats argue that the party can toughen its image without moving too far away from its traditionally pro-immi.....- 11/11/2007 2:32:17 PM
How'd Chet Edwards Vote This Last Week? One Vote For Discrimination in the Workplace (salon) Before I say how Edwards voted, just a quickie on Cornyn and Hutchison. Cornyn didn\'t vote on Mukasey or the override of Bush\'s veto of water projects... because he was TOO BUSY GETTING M.....- 11/11/2007 1:52:20 PM
*Not on that List?*- NO Extra Courtesies for YOU! UT Southwest Medical Center Keeps List of the Influential (salon) You know, if you're rich, you get better treatment than if you're just a shlub. Remind me never to go there for anything- but then, I'm not one of the 6400 wealthy, high profile or influential people .....- 11/11/2007 1:24:09 PM
Heh- Bush- the first *Drop Trow* President - Kelso (salon) This is SATIRE! While commenting on Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf whupping up on the general public over there, Bush said, "We expect there to be elections as soon as possible, and th.....- 11/11/2007 1:06:48 PM
*Don't Spend it All in One Place!*-Retired Teachers in TX Get One Time Pension Check (salon) instead of, oh, say, a cost of living adjustment for EVERY check.Retired teachers will get a much-appreciated extra pension check in January, but the bonus payment does not solve the continuing proble.....- 11/11/2007 12:55:32 PM
Time to Aggressively Stop "Runaway" Home Insurance Premiums (pstern) Forbes Magazine: Texas #1 in Costly Insurance Premiums! Forbes Magazine just identified Texas as maintaining the highest cost of homeowner insurance in the nation!!!As per the article:No. 1: TexasAver.....- 11/11/2007 12:34:33 PM
On Armchair Patriotism (salon) from People's Republic of SeabrookSometimes I wonder what drives companies to pander to the plastic patriotism so many Americans reflexively express these days. Sure, slap a magnetic ribbon on your SU.....- 11/11/2007 9:57:35 AM
Another Benefit of the Huckabay Ridge (Erath Co, TX) Manure to Natural Gas Plant (salon) Wrote the other day about Microgy's plant in Erath Co that will take dairy cow manure and turn it into natural gas, enough to power about 11,000 homes per year. But here's another benefit.He said it w.....- 11/11/2007 9:50:58 AM
Neil Bush's Ignite Software (No Child Left Behind) Doesn't Meet the NCLB Standards! (salon) Ain't it great when you're President and you can throw business your brother's way. Ain't this America when your brother's software gets made, NOT in the Good Ole USA, but outsourced to Mexico. In fac.....- 11/11/2007 9:39:29 AM
US Paying Moolah to Iraqi Sheiks for (wink-wink) Peace Creates Mafia-like Warlords (salon) Have pointed out here before Secy Gates comments about paying off (let's just say bribing, shall we) the Sunnis in Iraq with money and weapons is a strategy the US likes. But what does paying off the .....- 11/11/2007 9:25:16 AM
Forbes Magazine: Texas #1 in Insurance Premiums! (pstern) Forbes Magazine just documented Texas highest cost of homeowner insurance in the nation!!! Here's what the article had to say: No. 1: TexasAverage Annual Premium: $1,362Thanks to hurricanes, tornadoes.....- 11/10/2007 5:45:58 PM
Wanna Drive on Toll Road 121 in Denton/Collin Co, Texas? You'll Pay More (salon) and in fact, you'll pay more than OTHER toll roads in Texas charge. To secure the financing for the upfront payment, the NTTA's board also approved a schedule of toll rates for Highway 121 that start .....- 11/10/2007 1:50:49 PM
Governor Rick Perry has been BREAKING THE LAW-and deleting emails (salon) Maybe he figured since the Bush administration did it (and were ALSO breaking the law) he could get away with it in Texas. Read this via South Texas Chisme-article from the FW Star-Telegram.Advocates .....- 11/10/2007 1:45:05 PM
Chunking Some Audio of Joelle Ogletree's KRLD Interview Last Week (Glen Rose, Texas) (salon) (Picture is from Tarleton University in Stephenville, Texas, where Ogletree graduated with honors.)As I've said here before, I have probably watched Dr Phil twice... ever. I consider that type of show.....- 11/10/2007 1:01:20 PM
2007 is the Deadliest Year for US Troops in .... Afghanistan (salon) Six U.S. troops were killed when insurgents ambushed their patrol in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Saturday. The attack, the most lethal against American forces this year, made 2007 the deadlies.....- 11/10/2007 11:33:49 AM
I'm DISGUSTED! Diane Feinstein not only Supports Torture But Wants to Give Immunity to the Telecoms (salon) Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Thursday that she favors legal immunity for telecommunications companies that allegedly shared millions of customers' telephone and e-mail messages and records with the gove.....- 11/10/2007 10:43:19 AM
Clinton, LIke Bush, Plants Question To be Asked At Forum (salon) I believe that most people that know how Bush not only restricts who gets to see him at his appearances but also rehearses the people on the stage, don't like the artificial nature of his PR stunts. W.....- 11/10/2007 10:09:05 AM
Can Some Bloggers Be Journalists? Federal Court Says Yes (salon) It's not about the title, but the content.No US court has yet weighed in with authority on the debate about whether bloggers count as journalists, but the recent federal decision from South Carolina d.....- 11/10/2007 10:03:17 AM
1st Annual Recycling and Green Fair at Fossil Rim (Glen Rose, TX) on Nov 17, 2007 (salon) Haven't visited Fossil Rim yet? This would be a good day to do so. If you bring a case of cans (24) to recycle, you'll get a $5 off  coupon per car. Saturday, November 17, 20079:00a-4:00p 1st Annual R.....- 11/10/2007 9:14:24 AM
Logistically Possible to Withdraw from Iraq within 6-8 months? (salon) Received this from the Bill Richardson campaign.From: US Army (Ret.) LTC Lon CrossSent: Friday, November 09, 2007 7:49 AMTo: Richardson Senior Staff Subject: Re: Redeploying troops in IraqThe conventi.....- 11/10/2007 9:03:45 AM
Using my cell phone for my computers internet access (pharper) I have a Windows Mobile Smartphone, HTC8525. With the latest flavor of the OS there is an option under Start-Programs called Internet Sharing. You connect your computer to your phone via usb cable (ha.....- 11/10/2007 2:38:26 AM
"Battle of 1826 officially over as pavers roll" (pstern) That's the headline of a commentary printed in the Oak Hill Gazette on the "Battle of FM 1826" and I think the writer, Ann Fowler did a fine job on it. However, "The fight ain't complet.....- 11/9/2007 8:16:17 PM
House Built in Flushing, NY? No... Seoul (salon) Now THAT house is different!Haewoojae, the world's one and only toilet house, is seen in Suwon, south of Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 9, 2007. The two-story house set to be finished Sunday, Nov. 1.....- 11/9/2007 5:40:14 PM
Some Pics From Bush's Visit to Private Facility *Center for the Intrepid* (salon) where Bush played a video game of shooting bad guys in Baghdad.Sandwiched in between this visit, Bush was busy in River Oaks attending a fundraiser for John Cornyn... that was held at the home of Rich.....- 11/9/2007 3:36:49 PM
Ugh. Health Insurer Rewards Employees for Finding Ways to Cancel Health Insurance Policies (salon) In other words, tying performance to cutting off people's insurance.The Los Angeles Times reports that one of California's largest health insurers set goals and paid bonuses based in part on how many .....- 11/9/2007 12:26:46 PM
*What Would Jesus Buy?*- Bwahahahah- I HAVE to see this movie! (salon) ConsumeristWhat Would Jesus Buy? is a new documentary from producer Morgan Spurlock, who made Supersize Me, and director Rob VanAlkemade, following Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospe.....- 11/9/2007 12:21:41 PM
Wonderful Rube-Goldberg Style Video for Guiness Beer (salon) ConsumeristWhat Would Jesus Buy? is a new documentary from producer Morgan Spurlock, who made Supersize Me, and director Rob VanAlkemade, following Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospe.....- 11/9/2007 12:15:12 PM
One More on the Texas Constitutional Amendments (salon) I'm with McBlogger-his title "What... were y'all DRUNK?????"The results of the election on the Constitutional Amendments are here. I seriously don't get this...some of you need to stop huffi.....- 11/9/2007 12:08:29 PM
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