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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) - 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) - 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) - 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
MORE Lead Contaminated Toys-This time Curious George Dolls (salon) And yes, I will refrain from the joke that wish we could recall uncurious george from office... oops, did that slip out? Anyway, the Center for Environmental Health told Marvel that they were contamin.....- 11/9/2007 11:48:07 AM
Where were Clinton, Obama, Dodd and Biden When Mukasey Was Confirmed Last Night? (salon) One of the things that gripes me about legislators running for office is when they MISS VOTES, especially really important ones, because they're off electioneering instead of DOING THEIR JOB. Mukasey .....- 11/9/2007 10:04:30 AM
Pill Raises Chances of Cervical Cancer... Compared with Gardasil (salon) Have to talk about the ironies and discrepancies of female cancer articles. Readers know that I am against the vaccination of 12 year old girls with Merck's Gardasil, not for any religious reasons but.....- 11/9/2007 9:38:20 AM
America's Dream Town-IF You Do Enough Voting Repeatedly On the Internet (salon) One of the commenters, on a post about Joelle Ogletree, said something about Glen Rose, America\'s Dream Town, and I wondered what that honor was and how Glen Rose arrived at it. So I looked it.....- 11/9/2007 8:58:43 AM
Why Didn't our GOVERNMENT pay for the *Center for the Intrepid* Instead of private funding? (salon) Frankly, I think it takes some nerve for Bush to go off for a photo op to San Antonio to stand with people whom HE has caused, by his war of adventure, to be maimed. More than that, does he hope that .....- 11/9/2007 8:03:17 AM
*Phil Donahue, You're No Michael Moore*- The Awful Truth on *Body of War* (salon) Yesterday I read of Bush going to the Center for the Intrepid in San Antonio (which I intend to comment on in a few) and doing photo-ops with the wounded. This morning, I read of a new documentary fro.....- 11/9/2007 7:46:35 AM
2005's Proposed Amendment 12: Revisited After 2 Years (pstern) Once a liar, always a liar!  Several years ago Texas Gov. Rick Perry put on his ten-gallon Stetson, saddled-up his tax-paid plane and rode all over the state lobbying to eliminate what he and his spec.....- 11/8/2007 7:19:39 PM
Why Bush Administration Muted Response to Pakistan? US Troops in Afghanistan (salon) Robert Bryce wrote an interesting commentary in the A-AS. The Bush administration's muted reaction to the dictatorial rule of Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf has nothing to do with its stated goal of prom.....- 11/8/2007 7:07:28 PM
Bernie Kerik, Rudy Guiliani's pal has been indicted (salon) Bernard Kerik, the police commissioner under former Mayor Rudy Giuliani who nearly became head of the Homeland Security Department, will surrender to federal authorities Friday on criminal charges, an.....- 11/8/2007 6:47:30 PM
Ooops! National Archives Missing 80,000 items out of 100,000 at the Ronald Reagan Library (salon) From Paul Brachfeld, IG of the National Archives"My office recently audited the processes for safeguarding and accounting for Presidential artifacts held within the National Archives Presidential.....- 11/8/2007 3:41:45 PM
On Emails That Smear *Please Forward To Everyone You KNow* (salon) Occasionally, I will get an email that has a whole lot of people on the TO line that usually is a smear of a Democrat. I don't know why that is, but it seems like Republicans use email forwards all th.....- 11/8/2007 2:49:20 PM
On Presidential Power-from *The Terror Presidency* by Jack Goldsmith (salon) I've just started to read this book recently and this set of paragraphs stopped me. p 35 "OLC also needn't look at legal problems the way courts do. Most Americans (including most lawyers) think .....- 11/8/2007 2:35:27 PM
I don't want your 'love' in my tylenol (joe) I'm watching this commercial that has been bugging me since I first saw it. It's about tylenol employees telling about the product they make and one girl says 'i put love in this product' and another .....- 11/8/2007 2:07:21 PM
Guards Caught Asleep (for months) at Nuclear Power Plant Peach Bottom in PA (salon) Many of the nation's nuclear plants are guarded by specially-trained forces from Wackenhut security. They're manning the front lines in the war on terror.But video obtained exclusively by CBS News sho.....- 11/8/2007 1:52:49 PM
Bush Administration Stops Marine Corps Lawyer From Testifying to Congress Today about Waterboarding Torture (salon) I ask again, WHAT does the Bush adminstration have to hide??? From the WAll Street Journal The Bush administration blocked a Marine Corps lawyer from testifying before Congress today that severe techn.....- 11/8/2007 1:25:42 PM
Anniversary on Nov 15- a YEAR of Senator Leahy Requesting Documents on US Torture Policy (salon) Frankly, as I've said before, this whole thing reminds me of a kid who is acting up and the parent says "Now, you just Stop doing that. I SAID, stop doing that. I'm going to count to three. 1, 2......- 11/8/2007 1:22:36 PM
Heh! Best Joke O Day About Bush Lecturing Musharaff About His Uniform (salon) Wrote about this yesterday- Bush told General Musharaff "You can't be the president and the head of the military at the same time". ????!!!!!!Of course, under our own Constitution, the Presi.....- 11/8/2007 12:54:41 PM
Joe Galloway: Waterboarding is Torture (salon) Waterboarding is torture in the eyes of all civilized peoples, no matter how desperately President George W. Bush tries to rewrite the English language, with which he has only a passing familiarity, a.....- 11/8/2007 12:46:12 PM
US Military Helicopter Crashed near US Occupied Military Base Near Aviano, Italy (salon) A U.S. Army helicopter crashed in northern Italy on Thursday, killing at least four people on board, a fire department official said. Four bodies were pulled from the wreckage of the UH-60 Blackhawk A.....- 11/8/2007 12:22:24 PM
Shelby Williams of Glen Rose, Texas Got a BC Snidow Award at American Royal National Hereford Show (salon) Nice to read about this- from CattlenetworkThe B.C. “Bud” Snidow Award is sponsored by the American Hereford Women (AHW) and is given annually to a deserving NJHA member who exemplifies the qualities .....- 11/8/2007 11:59:50 AM
MORE Contaminated Chinese Toys-These With Date Rate Drug in the Beads (salon) Um. *Free* trade isn't worth much if you have don't have a way to make sure that the stuff you import (to WALMART) isn't safe! To add, don't forget that this is what the Trans Texas Corridor is REALLY.....- 11/8/2007 11:49:13 AM
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