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*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
Our Veterans Need Us! (pstern) This Veterans Day Our Soldiers Need Our Support More Than Ever Veterans Day is November 11th, although we honor it on the 12th  Let's commemorate this special day with a prayer for all the veterans of.....- 11/8/2007 10:50:48 AM
Barak Obama Lobbies Cheap Shot Against Clinton- *She's Too Old* (salon) Yes. The same guy that so elegantly came back against Clinton's baloney "Boys Club" crap last week has decided to lobby a personal attack based on Clinton's age. As this article points out, .....- 11/8/2007 10:56:26 AM
On Foreign Ownership of American Roads-and Texas Sovereignty (salon) It is remarkable that the Bush Administration and Secretary Peters see only cash as they push for privatization. They don't understand the sovereignty issue at all. However, their public does. The ide.....- 11/8/2007 5:55:52 AM
Ron Paul Pulls in more than 4 million dollars from 35,000 contributors within 24 hours (salon) It is remarkable that the Bush Administration and Secretary Peters see only cash as they push for privatization. They don't understand the sovereignty issue at all. However, their public does. The ide.....- 11/8/2007 5:44:54 AM
WSJ/NBC Poll Says Voters Prefer Democrats But Have Reservations About Clinton (salon) from Political WireBy a 50% to 35% margin, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll show Americans prefer that a Democrat gets elected to succeed President Bush next November. However, in a direct matc.....- 11/8/2007 5:33:34 AM
Documentary Movie Recommendation- *Can Mr Smith Get To Washington Anymore?* (salon) About Jeff Smith, from Missouri, who ran for US Congress when Dick Gephardt vacated the seat. I don't want to say a whole lot about it, in case you didn't follow the race, but one of the names he ran .....- 11/8/2007 5:29:28 AM
Hillary Clinton used the phrase "You F**king Jew Bastard" against Paul Fray (joe) I'm watching this movie called F**K that you can rent on Netflix. It talks about the origin of the word and on the screen at one point comes a quote from a book by Jerry Oppenheimer called "State of t.....- 11/7/2007 8:57:56 PM
"It Ain't Illegal If the Law Don't Catch Ya" (pstern) That must be the platform of our Texas leaders.  Gov. Perry used taxpayer dollars to lobby and advertise for Proposed Amendment #15TxDOT uses tax dollars to lobby the U.S. Congress to change the feder.....- 11/7/2007 6:36:55 PM
Bush to Military Dictator Musharaff - *You can't be the president and the head of the military at the same time* (salon) Um. Hello. Every time I think C Student can't say anything dumber..... Does that apply to Mr. Commander In Chief? Or is Bush hinting that he can't handle both US Constitutional jobs at the same time? .....- 11/7/2007 4:07:40 PM
2007 Will be the DEADLIEST Year yet for Troops in Iraq (salon) Seven U.S. soldiers were killed in Iraq on Monday, the U.S. military said, making 2007 the deadliest year for U.S. forces in the country.The deaths, one of the highest daily tolls in weeks, took the n.....- 11/7/2007 4:03:58 PM
Telecom COs Granted Immunity for Spying on Americans? But They ALREADY get immunity (salon) in circumstances when they FOLLOW the law.Re “Uncle Sam on the Line” (Op-Ed, Nov. 5): Former Attorney General John Ashcroft leaves out a crucial point when he argues that telecommunications companies .....- 11/7/2007 2:08:02 PM
How the US's rendition program illegally sent prisoners into the hands of torturers (salon) Smoking gun info from ABC News. As you read this, notice that the cable came a full YEAR before Bush got up before the cameras to tell people "torture is never acceptable, nor do we hand over peo.....- 11/7/2007 10:24:39 AM
*That Movie Was So Bad, I Want To Punch You in the &#!@ FACE* (salon) Bwahahahah. About Tom Cruise's new movie, Lions and Lambs.I used to be indifferent about Tom Cruise. All around me women were oohhing that he was Soooo Cute, but my movie star faves were others. I wou.....- 11/7/2007 10:21:43 AM
All 16 Proposed Amendments Approved: Texans will get what they asked for (pstern) The minority speaks again for the majority!There are 2 unfortunate major outcomes that have taken place regarding the voting for all proposed amendments in this election. As I predicted, only 8.43 per.....- 11/7/2007 9:28:54 AM
Election Results for Somervell County (Chair) In Somervell County the numbers looked this way:Prop 1 - Appropriation for facilities at Angelo State UniversityLocal For: 273 - 68%Local Against: 127 - 32%Statewide For: 66%Statewide Against: 34%Prop.....- 11/7/2007 9:22:43 AM
Who Made (Or is Still Making) the Decision Not to Clear Joelle Ogletree's Name? (salon) Yesterday one of this blog's commenters asked who the principal of the Glen Rose High School was at the time that Ogletree was fired and another commenter said it was Harris; I'm assuming that is the .....- 11/7/2007 9:21:47 AM
But Nixon Was Almost Impeached- Bush Now Has Lower Approval Ratings Than Nixon (salon) Sixty four percent of Americans disapprove of the job Bush is doing and now 50 percent disapprove of HIM. (Gee, half the country doesn't want to have a beer with C-student "We don't torture-wink-.....- 11/7/2007 6:48:04 AM
FM 1826 Being Repaved Correctly After an 11-month Fight by the Community! (pstern) The community won The Battle of FM 1826 against great odds!!!TxDOT's contractor is resealing FM 1826 [runs through Hays and Travis counties] with a "hot mix" material, as should have been do.....- 11/6/2007 7:29:41 PM
Military- *Got a Criminal Record?*-Come on In, We'll Take ANYONE-We Need Warm Bodies! (salon) Faced with higher recruiting goals, the Pentagon is quietly looking for ways to make it easier for people with minor criminal records to join the military, The Associated Press has learned.The review,.....- 11/6/2007 4:41:05 PM
Why are the democrats afraid to impeach Cheney? (joe) I see what is happening on the floor of the house and it astounds me. WHY in the world would Hoyer try to BLOCK impeachment legislation against Cheney? What planet am I on where democrats are voting a.....- 11/6/2007 3:25:56 PM
Oh. NOW the Texas Railroad Commission Wants To Tell Atmos To get rid of Old Gas Couplings (salon) pfffttt! Such baloney. I have to believe that it's ONLY because television stations such as DFW's Fox news SHOWED how bad it was in Wylie, Texas (where a couple died after a gas explosion last year) t.....- 11/6/2007 9:28:47 AM
Few More Political Cartoons I like (salon) pfffttt! Such baloney. I have to believe that it's ONLY because television stations such as DFW's Fox news SHOWED how bad it was in Wylie, Texas (where a couple died after a gas explosion last year) t.....- 11/6/2007 9:11:07 AM
Today is the Last Day to Vote On the Proposed Constitutional Amendments! (pstern) Please use your right to vote!  Many Veterans have died to protect that right for all of us.Proposed Amendments: Word to the Wise  Voters Beware!!!  Usually only 5-percent of registered voters go to t.....- 11/6/2007 9:01:54 AM
Some Political Cartoons about WannaBe Attorney General Mukasey (salon) Please use your right to vote!  Many Veterans have died to protect that right for all of us.Proposed Amendments: Word to the Wise  Voters Beware!!!  Usually only 5-percent of registered voters go to t.....- 11/6/2007 8:56:40 AM
Why is Jerry Patterson even SELLING Texas Land (Christmas Mountains)? AT ALL? (salon) I saw that Jerry Patterson announced that, gee, he's going to offer that land that is supposed not to be sold EXCEPT to the National Park Service (but only if they still allow hunting on it!) instead .....- 11/6/2007 8:44:27 AM
Toll Road 130 TX- *If I Die Before The Road is Built, Bury Me In the Field Where the Road is Going* (salon) The worst part of Rick Perry and TxDOT's Trans Texas Corridor (which everyone knows is part of the informally named NAFTA Superhighway) is that it takes people's homesteads for the benefit of private .....- 11/6/2007 8:27:49 AM
Brrrrr! Cold Front! But GET OUT AND VOTE TODAY!!!!!! (salon) The worst part of Rick Perry and TxDOT's Trans Texas Corridor (which everyone knows is part of the informally named NAFTA Superhighway) is that it takes people's homesteads for the benefit of private .....- 11/6/2007 8:16:15 AM
Senator Grassley Investigating 6 Top Evangelists- Turn Over Your Financial Records, Please! (salon) Maybe you remember when Robert Tilton, who had a television ministry based out of Carrollton, Texas, was busted for not only using money for a second vacay home in Florida, but reporters found sac.....- 11/6/2007 8:15:02 AM
Will Credit Cards be the Next Subprime Blowout? (salon) Fortune magazine via the Consumerist.This past summer's subprime meltdown involved about $900 billion in now-suspect securitized debt, reckless lending, and consumers who buckled under the weight of l.....- 11/6/2007 7:58:49 AM
Secret Room Filled with Toxic Mold... and a NOTE! (salon) Jason and Kerri Brown of Greenville, S.C. found a secret room, hidden behind a bookcase, in their newly purchased home. When they entered the room, they found a note that said "You found it!".....- 11/6/2007 7:54:34 AM
Cow Poop Will Power 11,000 Homes -Huckabay Ridge (Erath Co)TX Microgy Plant (salon) Have written about this before, pretty cool to turn manure into energy to power your home. Roughly 10 times a day, a tractor-trailer loaded with almost 20 tons of cow manure rolls up an earthen ramp .....- 11/6/2007 7:53:11 AM
Nathalie Guyol of Waxahachie, Texas on Hillary Clinton and her *Inevitability* and Experience (salon) Anyway, Hillary Clinton’s so-called “strength and experience” is mostly a myth. The former consists of committee appointments she sought out when she came to the Senate, some legislative moves cynical.....- 11/6/2007 7:43:59 AM
Jeff Beyer of Stephenville, Texas' New Mechanical Toy (salon) from the Stephenville Empire-TribuneIf you have looked up in the air and watched as what appeared to be a go cart with a huge fan on the back and a brightly colored parachute floating above it, you we.....- 11/6/2007 7:39:35 AM
GOP- Only Slightly More Popular Than a Staph Infection- Patrick Barkman of Cleburne, Texas (salon) First, there was the Waco tragedy, where I watched Republican lawmakers and Republican pundits transform a child-molesting, cop-shooting, psychotic cultist like Vernon Howell into some sort of sainted.....- 11/6/2007 7:26:32 AM
David Copperfield Picks Up Chicks! The *Ick* Factor (salon) Last year hub and I went to Las Vegas, and while there, went to see the Copperfield show. I thought it was pretty good, although part of the act was a promotional video talking about how great Copperf.....- 11/6/2007 7:12:46 AM
Senator Schumer's Lame Excuse for Voting for Mukasey- And What He Should Do FIRST (salon) From Balkinization -Since Schumer has said that IF the law for banning the use of waterboarding was in place, the president would have no legal authority to ignore it. So here's the answer.That all so.....- 11/6/2007 6:34:27 AM
Keith Olbermann's Special Comment on Waterboarding and Torture (salon) Special Comment: On waterboarding and tortureIt can't be coincidence that the story of Daniel Levin should emerge from the black hole of this secret society of a presidency just at the conclusion of t.....- 11/6/2007 6:27:25 AM
Hilarious Video From John Edwards Campaign About Hillary Clinton (salon) Special Comment: On waterboarding and tortureIt can't be coincidence that the story of Daniel Levin should emerge from the black hole of this secret society of a presidency just at the conclusion of t.....- 11/5/2007 6:44:36 PM
Republican Bribery Case Decided Today-Defense Contractor Brent Wilkes- GUILTY (salon) A defense contractor was found guilty Monday of bribing disgraced former U.S. Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham with cash, meals, trips and other gifts in exchange for nearly $90 million in Penta.....- 11/5/2007 4:42:17 PM
Audio-Joelle Ogletree Interview on KRLD Radio (Dallas Fort Worth) Today (salon) A defense contractor was found guilty Monday of bribing disgraced former U.S. Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham with cash, meals, trips and other gifts in exchange for nearly $90 million in Penta.....- 11/5/2007 2:19:53 PM
Bwahahahaha-Republicans-The Boys You'd Never Go Out With Anyway (salon) I LOVED this Nora Ephron post, not just for THIS line but for her comments about what the Democrats should be doing about confirming a man who cannot say that waterboarding is torture. Great read-It's.....- 11/5/2007 1:03:42 PM
So.. Michael Mukasy, Wannabe US Attorney General, Doesn't know if Waterboarding is Torture????? (salon) Here's a new site to help him. Waterboarding.org (seen on Boing Boing). From the *Historical Descriptions* partHistorical Descriptions"A man is thrown down on his back and three or four men sit o.....- 11/5/2007 12:33:08 PM
US has Military Supported Military Dictatorship Pakistan- And Now Pakistan Uses the Military Against its Citizens (salon) Here's a new site to help him. Waterboarding.org (seen on Boing Boing). From the *Historical Descriptions* partHistorical Descriptions"A man is thrown down on his back and three or four men sit o.....- 11/5/2007 12:29:19 PM
Proposed Amendments: Word to the Wise (pstern) Voters Beware!!! Usually only 5-percent of registered voters go to the polls during the elections for Proposed Amendments.  The smart vote is to vote-down all or most of them; however, those who do vo.....- 11/5/2007 11:57:21 AM
Joelle Ogletree, Former Teacher in Glen Rose, Texas-Roundup of Posts Here Last Few Days (salon) We had a massive amount of people coming to this site over the last four days, from all over the United States. On November 1st, almost 1000 people came to read the Ogletree posts; Nov 2 over 1500, an.....- 11/5/2007 12:34:31 PM
Cintra, Toll Road Operator Rewards Texas for LOWERING the SPEED LIMIT on I-35 (salon) Oh, please. Regular readers of this blog know what I think of the whole "Let's take people's land and lease off our infrastructure to private companies so that people in Texas will have to PAY to.....- 11/5/2007 7:36:37 AM
Pentagon wants to take Veterans land (joe) WALSENBURG, Colo. - Herman Moltrer returned from Vietnam to be a cattle rancher on the broad shortgrass prairie that stretches as far as the eye can see in southern Colorado. The rugged work earned hi.....- 11/4/2007 6:35:16 PM
This Veterans Day Our Soldiers Need Our Support More Than Ever (pstern) Veterans Day is November 11th, although we honor it on the 12th  Let's commemorate this special day with a prayer for all the veterans of past and present wars as well as those who served during peace.....- 11/4/2007 3:41:25 PM
Rumsfeld Lied to Congress in 2005 about the Abu Ghraib Photos-Video (salon) Veterans Day is November 11th, although we honor it on the 12th  Let's commemorate this special day with a prayer for all the veterans of past and present wars as well as those who served during peace.....- 11/4/2007 2:51:16 PM
Trans Texas Corridor Video-Bell County Bill Smith 2006 *We Can Stop This* (salon) That was before the Texas Legislature sold out Texans to Rick Perry. I don't know if it's too late to stop it anymore but it's terrible that people's homes, farms, and ranches, that include generation.....- 11/4/2007 1:55:56 PM
Trans Texas Corridor-Comments of Cynthia Ross -Bell County, Texas-from 2006 (salon) That was before the Texas Legislature sold out Texans to Rick Perry. I don't know if it's too late to stop it anymore but it's terrible that people's homes, farms, and ranches, that include generation.....- 11/4/2007 1:51:56 PM
Keith Olbermann on Rumsfeld's Comments in August 2006 (Video) -Nazi Appeasers (salon) Remember when Bush said he was a uniter, not a divider? Just another thing he was lying about. I'd really like to see a president, who, even if I didn't agree with him, didn't trash repeatedly those w.....- 11/4/2007 1:46:53 PM
Bush from 2006-Don't Say My Speeches are Political-Facism Creeps Into Speeches (salon) Right. Rumsfeld tries to call anyone who is a critic a *Nazi appeaser*.  Isn't it always a mistake to bring Hitler into an argument???? Nothing has really changed in 2007, incidentally, Bush still at .....- 11/4/2007 1:42:16 PM
Scarborough on Bush Incompetence-Video from August, 2006 (salon) Right. Rumsfeld tries to call anyone who is a critic a *Nazi appeaser*.  Isn't it always a mistake to bring Hitler into an argument???? Nothing has really changed in 2007, incidentally, Bush still at .....- 11/4/2007 1:25:03 PM
Lloyd Doggett at Sirota Book Launch in Austin, Texas in 2006 (salon) Right. Rumsfeld tries to call anyone who is a critic a *Nazi appeaser*.  Isn't it always a mistake to bring Hitler into an argument???? Nothing has really changed in 2007, incidentally, Bush still at .....- 11/4/2007 1:19:00 PM
Additional Nuclear Reactors in Somervell County, TX-Video from 2006 (salon) Right. Rumsfeld tries to call anyone who is a critic a *Nazi appeaser*.  Isn't it always a mistake to bring Hitler into an argument???? Nothing has really changed in 2007, incidentally, Bush still at .....- 11/4/2007 1:15:12 PM
Trans Texas Corridor- Video from 2006-Rob Orr of Johnson County, Tex Speaks (salon) Right. Rumsfeld tries to call anyone who is a critic a *Nazi appeaser*.  Isn't it always a mistake to bring Hitler into an argument???? Nothing has really changed in 2007, incidentally, Bush still at .....- 11/4/2007 1:11:32 PM
Trans Texas Corridor- Tarrant County, TX Hearing from 2006- Scott Gates Comments (salon) Right. Rumsfeld tries to call anyone who is a critic a *Nazi appeaser*.  Isn't it always a mistake to bring Hitler into an argument???? Nothing has really changed in 2007, incidentally, Bush still at .....- 11/4/2007 1:05:34 PM
Trans Texas Corridor-Video from 2006-Mayor Moncrief (Tarrant Co, TX) FOR TTC (salon) Right. Rumsfeld tries to call anyone who is a critic a *Nazi appeaser*.  Isn't it always a mistake to bring Hitler into an argument???? Nothing has really changed in 2007, incidentally, Bush still at .....- 11/4/2007 1:00:02 PM
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