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The latest poop on killing horses (pstern) I sincerely hope that pro-slaughterhouse lobbyist and former state legislator Charlie Stenholm dies the same way he believes that horses are humanely killed. We now need a law in Texas that prohibits .....- 10/3/2007 10:19:21 PM
My letter to Travis DA Ronnie Earle to Investigate Sen. Kirk Watson and his many "conflicts of interest" (pstern) Texans, please join me in seeing that the "scales of justice" stay in balance. Contact DA Ronnie Earle at:     ronnie@RonnieEarle.com ------- Dear Office of DA Ronnie Earle: Please accept th.....- 10/3/2007 7:43:40 PM
NAIS is Troubling- Incestuous and Profitable for Special Interests (salon) Letter to the Editor in High Plains JournalI find it troubling that the states are pushing through NAIS without considering the "other side" of the story (that not promulgated by the governm.....- 10/3/2007 12:53:35 PM
Nuclear-Waste Eating Bacteria- A Future Possible Answer for the Radioactivity Issues of Nuclear Energy (salon)  The creation of quantities of long-lived radioactive waste is the most formidable problem facing the nuclear power industry today. Now a team at the University of Pretoria (UP) is working on a soluti.....- 10/3/2007 12:32:07 PM
Those Terrorist Chili Peppers- The Latest Threat To Our Security (salon)  The creation of quantities of long-lived radioactive waste is the most formidable problem facing the nuclear power industry today. Now a team at the University of Pretoria (UP) is working on a soluti.....- 10/3/2007 12:28:30 PM
Port Arthur, Texas, Citizens Protest Shipment of Nerve Agent Waste (salon) Wrote about this before-how charming that OTHER STATES can take their NERVE AGENT WASTE and ship it to Texas for incineration. What is it about Texas that makes this country think it's the dumping gro.....- 10/3/2007 10:21:33 AM
Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) Rules for Huckabay (Erath Co) Texas in N Barba Disposal Well Case (salon) Wrote about this before-how charming that OTHER STATES can take their NERVE AGENT WASTE and ship it to Texas for incineration. What is it about Texas that makes this country think it's the dumping gro.....- 10/3/2007 10:16:46 AM
Wow! Civil Disobedience on Building the Border Fence- Some Texas Border Officials Denying Access to THEIR land (salon) woo-hoo! THIS is what all the people in the path of the Trans-Texas Corridor ought to do too. Government want to come in and just TAKE your land for a boondoggle? Don't give them the right to do it by.....- 10/3/2007 10:09:53 AM
Fence Won't Protect Texas- But Guess What! We're Taking Your Land and Building it ANYWAY! (salon) Imagine that, on YOUR block, the city council came over and said that, worried about crime from the next town over, they decided that YOUR property was the very place to build a big ole fence to keep .....- 10/3/2007 10:02:20 AM
Democrats Still Weak and Useless! (pstern) While both houses of the U.S. Congress have slight Democrat majorities, they are not sufficient to change the Bush administration's foreign and domestic policies --- even if the Democratic Party wante.....- 10/3/2007 9:13:04 AM
Oops! Texas State Dinosaur, based on bones found in Glen Rose, Ought to be a Paluxysaurus (salon) paluxysaurus which stands to reason since everyone here in Somervell County knows the bones were found in the Paluxy River. BUT the bones had been misidentified as pleurocoelus.Now the Texas State Leg.....- 10/3/2007 8:04:59 AM
Bush Smackdown by Federal Appeals Court re: Presidential Records of Past Presidents (salon) Remember how Bush made an executive order in direct contradiction of the Presidential Records Act to keep the records of Daddy Bush, Clinton, etc from the public? Heck, even SMU, which will no doubt g.....- 10/3/2007 1:03:29 AM
Digital Angel *We Chip Humans* Gets Order from USDA for NAIS RFID Chips (salon) So, you and I, as taxpayers are paying for the USDA to use these chips. Reminder that the NAIS (National Animal Identification System) is VOLUNTARY. You do Not have to join NAIS. And, in fact, if you .....- 10/2/2007 5:01:11 PM
Fighting NAIS Tooth and Nail-Letter to Editor From Paris, Texas (salon) Would signing up for NAIS make the *stakeholder* into nothing more than a sharecropper?Why did the USDA claim we need NAIS to monitor bovine spongiform encephalopathy, yet when Creekstone Beef wanted .....- 10/2/2007 4:01:45 PM
Bush, No Compassionate Conservative He, Will Forego Ceremony When He Vetoes SChip (salon) ThinkProgress, from which I also get this picture that shows that Bush is sure not above stacking a bunch of children around him for OTHER prime photo-ops, but he can hardly do that when he's VETOING .....- 10/2/2007 3:42:37 PM
Republicans in Democratic Drag! (pstern) There are too many Republicans "dressing-up" and deceiving the voters that they are Democrats.  Just received this from the Texas Democratic Party and wanted to share.  These people parade a.....- 10/2/2007 2:54:14 PM
Verizon Wireless Was In on the Censorship Racket- Deciding Who Can Send Text Messages (salon) I wrote about something simliar with AT&T yesterday-and it's notable that AT&T is getting quite the reputation for not only illegally spying on people and sharing phone records with the govern.....- 10/2/2007 1:34:08 PM
That Bone in your Neck? It was STOLEN FROM A CORPSE! (Weatherford, Parker County, Texas) (salon) Can you imagine anything more awful than going in for surgery for a neck problem, getting a bone implant, healing up nicely and then hearing that the BONE IS BEING RECALLED? BECAUSE IT WAS HARVESTED I.....- 10/2/2007 1:03:51 PM
Should a 12 Year Old Kid Be Paddled by a Teacher Without Notice to Parents? (salon) Read this in the Weatherford Democrat this morning.In a meeting with the principal and three coaches, Carpenter was told the students were punished because they couldn’t keep up with their shorts.“My .....- 10/2/2007 12:45:43 PM
Texas Legislators Vote For Other Members-AGAINST THE HOUSE RULES (salon) One Lawmaker-Many Voters. It isn't even that the Texas Legislators, both Democrat and Republican are caught on camera voting for others than themselves (where the person who's supposed to be there vot.....- 10/2/2007 12:40:10 PM
By All Means Let's Vote for the Candidate With the Most Bucks-Now, THAT's DEMOCRACY! (salon) What's the big story today? Issues? Points of View? Nope. That Clinton has more moolah raised than Obama. Wow! I Guess I Should Vote For Her Then... because the Constitution Says the Presidential Cand.....- 10/2/2007 12:21:25 PM
RRC (Texas Railroad Commission) Update on Kopperl (Bosque Co) Texas Injection Well Hearing (salon) Background, including letter of appreciation from Bill Gordon to Judge Word.  Now from the Bosque County News.AUSTIN – Testimony in the four-day hearing at the Texas Railroad Commission over a propose.....- 10/2/2007 11:06:25 AM
Texas Railroad Commission Corruption- State Inspectors With little Rules Who Accept Gifts (salon) Texas State Auditor's looked into the dearth of oversight into the RRC inspectors.State inspectors who check oil and gas wells for safety and environmental problems work under little supervision and n.....- 10/1/2007 8:54:57 PM
Lee Iacocca Says There's Something Wrong with George Bush's Brain (salon) And he just now figured this out??????New York, Oct 1 (ANI): Auto-industry legend Lee Iacocca thinks that there 'is something wrong philosophi- cally with how US President George Bush's brain works'.I.....- 10/1/2007 7:04:48 PM
Drought in Virginia- While on Vacay I went to the Natural Bridge Park near Lexington (salon) which was simply one of the most beautiful natural attractions in the United States. (One of the employees there told me the Park, which is privately owned, is for sale; hope the new owners will be as.....- 10/1/2007 6:52:30 PM
Rude-Y Guiliani's Ill-Mannered Cell Phone Excuse-It's Just Love (salon) Cretin. Rudy Guiliani, as we noted the other day, decided it would be a good campaign tactic to have his Wife-Former-Mistress call him up, not once, but on at least two separate occasions while he was.....- 10/1/2007 6:26:31 PM
Hillary Clinton's vote has burst the bubble (joe) Hillary Clinton's vote the other day with the republicans against the Iranian National Guard was a vote that she cast thinking that she has the primary wrapped up because decmorats should not be votin.....- 10/1/2007 5:51:41 PM
State Department's Report on Blackwater Killing Iraqis Written by a BLACKWATER CONTRACTOR (salon) Hillary Clinton's vote the other day with the republicans against the Iranian National Guard was a vote that she cast thinking that she has the primary wrapped up because decmorats should not be votin.....- 10/1/2007 4:09:05 PM
If Iraq is Truly Sovereign (Hello! Elections! In Iraq!) Why Did the Senate Vote to Partition It? (salon) I was looking over how our Texas Congress voted this last week and noticed that the Senate passed a non-binding proposal to split Iraq in 3 sections (let me guess that Joe Biden was pushing it). What .....- 10/1/2007 4:04:43 PM
AT&T-The Censorship/Illegal Spying Telcom that can CANCEL your Contract if you Gripe About Them (salon) Um. Isn't this why we don't want to have MONOPOLIES? Or at least more choices than only a few that keep swallowing up their competition while aiding Bush in illegally spying on their phone convos? The.....- 10/1/2007 11:43:55 AM
Clinton! Be a Leader-Your Excuse for Voting for the Kyl-Lieberman Res NOT ENOUGH-STAND UP AGAINST BUSH (salon) I was appalled when I saw, on last week's debate, where Clinton voted for the resolution to call Iran's Revolutionary Guard a terrorist org, thereby leaving Nutball-In-Charge even more room to ignore .....- 10/1/2007 11:30:36 AM
C-Student Bush On *Childrens Do Learn* (salon) I was appalled when I saw, on last week's debate, where Clinton voted for the resolution to call Iran's Revolutionary Guard a terrorist org, thereby leaving Nutball-In-Charge even more room to ignore .....- 10/1/2007 11:11:10 AM
Boo-Hoo! No Money for Roads But Perry Spends Almost 10k per MONTH on his Rental Home (salon) (Funny how this pic came from the Austin LUXURY Network-too bad it doesn't show the poolside cabana and guest house.)TxDOT is crying the blues about how they don't have (wah) any money to fix our road.....- 10/1/2007 11:07:41 AM
Yes. The Groundwater IS Contaminated in DeBerry (Panola Co) Texas-But EPA Can't Say Why (salon) Picture from the WaPostIn case you've been following the saga of David Hudson of Panola County and his attempts to hold the oil and gas industry responsible for contamination of the WATER they drink t.....- 10/1/2007 10:53:25 AM
Immigration Issue: 16-Foot High Border Fence an Old Theme of Dysfunctional Government (pstern) Picture from the WaPostIn case you've been following the saga of David Hudson of Panola County and his attempts to hold the oil and gas industry responsible for contamination of the WATER they drink t.....- 10/1/2007 9:12:59 AM
Fort Worth To Put Moratorium on New Commercial Waste Injection Wells in Tarrant County (salon) Given that, last time I looked, there was only ONE commercial waste injection well in Tarrant County and all the gas and oil companies were sending their waste to OTHER rural counties (including Somer.....- 9/30/2007 3:25:49 PM
Gas Well Explosion-Robertson County, Texas- TCEQ Complaint by Resident (salon) Gee! Not everyone likes Gas Well Explosions!Status: Glossary of Terms" href="javascript:popWindow('glossary.html#status')">Glossary of Terms" src="http://www5.tceq.state.tx.us/oce/waci/main/images/que.....- 9/30/2007 3:01:27 PM
Merit Review for Research Grants? Nope- Earmarks Slipped in by Chet Edwards US House Dist 17 (salon) Here's the question. If normally, university research projects must go through a peer-review process, why should earmarks included by members of Congress be allowed to bypass that? One of the major be.....- 9/30/2007 2:39:22 PM
Target Corp-Ve Vant To Spy On You- Let Us Giff You Surveillance Cameras (salon) From Daniel's News and Views-in Tuscon, Target, which mega-corporate entity is entirely within its rights to spy on people who come to its stores, wanted to extend that feeling of You Are Being Watche.....- 9/30/2007 1:42:39 PM
Ugh. Soldiers Being Commemorated did NOT Die in the *War on Terror* (salon) When I was up in one of the eastern cities, I heard a local news station say that there was going to be a ceremony honoring soldiers who died in the WOT. Had to do a double-take. WHERE did these soldi.....- 9/30/2007 11:29:54 AM
Heh! Tom Burka- President Rudy Guiliani Responds to Fiscal Crisis (salon) BwaahahahahahYou know, I was griping about Hillary Clinton in the debate saying she'd have to ask her husband about presidential libraries, but I believe this stunt by Guiliani has her trumped. ONE ti.....- 9/30/2007 11:25:51 AM
Yuppers! I may vote for John Edwards instead of Kucinich in the primary (salon) Ain't it great what a nice long 10 day vacay away will do for your perspective. One thing I noticed is that all the places I was driving didn't have much NEWS during the day, just music and religious .....- 9/30/2007 11:12:14 AM
GOSSIP- On the Bushies Moving to Dallas- Laura Lump and her BFF (salon) Will Laura divorce her idiot and cruel husband or will she continue to cash in on her status to get a fab house in Highland Park? But lest you think Laura the Lump has some sense and isn't a troglodyt.....- 9/30/2007 10:48:10 AM
Is TxDOT Playing Havoc with Our Traffic Lights? (pstern) The answer is "Yes!" It's not just with newly installed traffic signals. I've been writing for years about the issue, that signals at strategic locations have been "tinkered with" .....- 9/29/2007 11:43:35 AM
Vacay- Went to Stephen Colbert Report show the night Grisham was on (salon) I'll write more about my vacay in general later on today when I recover... from my vacay, which was hugely fun. I've never been to a television show recording before, hugely interesting. We got ticket.....- 9/29/2007 4:08:30 PM
John Edwards takes the lead while Hillary Clinton's negative numbers increase (joe) After discussing the debate with some other folks...more than a few were willing to concede their Kucinich/Richardson votes for John Edwards in the primary just to make sure that Hillary Clinton does .....- 9/28/2007 6:50:16 PM
What does Rick Noriega stand for...other than the military? (joe) I reviewed Rick Noriega's site but see nothing about any plans to do anything...just a blurb about his military career. Just being in the military doesn't qualify you as a senator...you have to take a.....- 9/28/2007 4:09:08 PM
Down Goes Hillary (joe) John Edwards did an outstanding job tonight...he repeatedly showed a difference between the candidates and capitalizing on the Clinton flop. John Edwards pulled a KO on the 'no details on anything' ca.....- 9/27/2007 4:27:20 PM
Another "Cock and Bull" Story: No money for roads (pstern)   Why don't they just "toll" us another story?  We've heard it before and will hear it again.  There's no money available to build and maintain Texas roadways. http://www.statesman.com/news/.....- 9/27/2007 4:06:53 PM
Rep. Warren Chisum Caters to Horse Slaughter Proponents (pstern) Officials just don't get it! Wealthy special interests again are showing us that they only want to reap profits by circumventing the federal court ruling that closes horse slaughterhouses in the U.S. .....- 9/26/2007 3:14:52 PM
Hillary Clinton 'Fundraiser Talking Points' for Echostar (Dish Network) President (joe) I won't discuss how I got this, but here it is from an Echostar Communications employee using corporate resources to help out Clinton. This employee is also sending it to other corporations to see whe.....- 9/26/2007 10:21:33 AM
DPS Spends $166,000 of Taxpayer Money to Conceal Public Information (pstern) Corruption is a blatant and contagious disease!The Department of Public Safety is trying to con taxpayers that it has the right to conceal images on cameras inside the state capitol from the public vi.....- 9/25/2007 7:37:25 PM
Last Day to cast your vote against toll roads with CAMPO!!! (pstern) Corruption is a blatant and contagious disease!The Department of Public Safety is trying to con taxpayers that it has the right to conceal images on cameras inside the state capitol from the public vi.....- 9/25/2007 4:34:36 PM
Under the Thumb of the Corporate-Military Complex (pstern)  "IN A TIME OF UNIVERSAL DECEIT,TELLING THE TRUTH BECOMESA REVOLUTIONARY ACT."----  george orwell "America, the Beautiful ain't so pretty any more." The truth is plain and simple. .....- 9/24/2007 6:04:40 PM
Hillary Clinton didn't vote for the amendment to force Bush to ask congress to go into Iraq (joe) Hillary Clinton keeps claiming that she voted to give Bush authority to invade Iraq because she didn't think that he would go into war and that he would use the UN. That claim of Hillary Clinton's no .....- 9/23/2007 10:46:02 AM
The Truth about Abusive, Endless Toll Road Taxation (pstern) We need to 'toll' everyone the truth! No amount of politics, lies and sly-fox media representation is going to change the reality and facts that toll roads are NOT cost-effective. Toll roads.....- 9/22/2007 2:50:22 PM
Shannon Richardson from the state of New Mexico is sending out the 'I don't care' hate mail (joe) So I received the 'I don't care' hate mail (go google "written by a housewife from new jersey")...but guess who was sending it out:Shannon.Richardson@state.nm.us, the text says "Richard.....- 9/19/2007 6:12:48 PM
The Upcoming Special Election of Proposed Constitutional Amendments (pstern)  In November voters will be asked to consider 16 proposed constitutional amendments.  As with most special elections, this one isn't being "advertised" very much by many legislators and medi.....- 9/19/2007 10:55:07 AM
Freedom of Speech Under Assault-What's Happening Here? Isn't it ESSENTIAL to Democracy? (salon) Boy! The tasering of that student today sure brought freedom of speech issues to the fore, but I've been disturbed about the issues particularly in the last week because of Rick Noriega, who is runnin.....- 9/18/2007 10:03:39 PM
Doomsday Approaches for Homeowners: U.S. Home Foreclosures Sky-Rocket in August! (pstern) Boy! The tasering of that student today sure brought freedom of speech issues to the fore, but I've been disturbed about the issues particularly in the last week because of Rick Noriega, who is runnin.....- 9/18/2007 5:00:58 PM
The Truth about Endless Toll Road Taxation (pstern) We need to 'toll' everyone the truth! No amount of politics, lies and sly-fox media representation is going to change the reality and facts that toll roads are NOT cost-effective. Toll roads cause lon.....- 9/18/2007 2:00:26 PM
Video -Molly Ivins Comments at Sirota Book Launch in Austin Last Year (2006) (salon) We need to 'toll' everyone the truth! No amount of politics, lies and sly-fox media representation is going to change the reality and facts that toll roads are NOT cost-effective. Toll roads cause lon.....- 9/18/2007 12:49:16 PM
Video on Public Financing from Craig McDonald of TPJ- from April 2006 (salon) We need to 'toll' everyone the truth! No amount of politics, lies and sly-fox media representation is going to change the reality and facts that toll roads are NOT cost-effective. Toll roads cause lon.....- 9/18/2007 12:18:47 PM
Hey! Shut Up At that Mike Or We'll Taser Your Butt! (salon) Sheesh. Man at a Kerry speech was running off at the mouth a little long, and apparently didn't heed some gentle calls to wrap it up; so the cops TASERED HIM! And then ARRESTED HIM! Nothing to do with.....- 9/18/2007 11:29:22 AM
Chernoby's Nuclear Reactor Gets a Protective Shield (World's Worst Nuclear Accident) (salon) Ukrainian officials signed a $505 million contract with a French-led consortium Monday for construction of a new shelter for the Chernobyl reactor, the site of the word's worst nuclear accident.The pr.....- 9/18/2007 11:01:15 AM
Mind-Boggling that in NJ Republicans Want to Kill the Big Ole Toll Road (salon) Why? Because a Democrat is proposing it. But in the rest of the country, the Republicans are all gung ho to turn over our infrastructure to PPPs. (As we've said before, even the Texas Republicans Stat.....- 9/18/2007 10:55:07 AM
San Antonio Bexar County Commissioner Wants Overpasses on US Highway 281 Instead of Toll Road (salon) Two things interesting in this. One is that the Senate apparently only okayed a ONE YEAR MORATORIUM on tolling interstate highways, and didn't shut it down altogether. The second is that it's good to .....- 9/18/2007 10:49:30 AM
Globe Trash Talk O Week- Laura Bush's Divorce Diary (salon) Seems, according to the Globe, that Ms "I'm Writing a Book With Preggers Daughter* is also keeping a diary that Bush doesn't want to see get out to the world. Tell you what, after years of seeing.....- 9/18/2007 10:45:46 AM
Mitt Romney and Gay Pride Day! The Flyer That ABC Posted (salon) From ABC's Note website.As that shakes out, ABC has obtained one flier Romney doesn't want you to see. It's from 2002, with Romney was running for governor with Kerry Healey as his running mate. ".....- 9/18/2007 10:09:04 AM
RFID Clothing Store Tracks People Like Cattle- But Calls it Hip (salon) I'm sure if you want to be known as hip, you'll cotton to this PR document about how storepeople can track your every movement, including into the changing room where you not only try on your clothes .....- 9/18/2007 8:48:34 AM
Sheesh! Mandatory Animal Tracking Through RFID Is Said To be used by more Progressive Countries (salon) The RFID people see a clear market selling chipped animals in Asia. And here's the PR for *backwards* United States, which, at least at this point, doesn't require chipping, but it's voluntary. That s.....- 9/18/2007 8:28:10 AM
New Spin on Disguising the Trans Texas Corridor- Say the I-69 Corridor was PICKED for Federal Program (salon) Makes it a little more warm and funny than saying "Guess what! Your land is going to be taken to be part of the Trans Texas Corridor. Like it or Lump it!" Hope people reading the Marshall Me.....- 9/18/2007 8:22:24 AM
Revisiting the Constitution On a Regular Basis- The Founding Fathers Thought We Should (salon) and there will be a National Constitutional Convention held on October 19, 2007 in Washington DC, sponsored by the National Symposium Series.In 1787 there were furious debates, intense negotiations, a.....- 9/18/2007 8:13:48 AM
Bush's Secret Secret Administration- Where Xenophobia Trumps the Constitution (salon) About a musicologist, Nalini Ghuman, whose visa was torn up, and she cannot find out why. Ms. Ghuman is certainly not alone in her frustration. Academic and civil liberties groups point to other forei.....- 9/18/2007 8:03:45 AM
Barnett Shale Bounty in Texas-Trading Green for $Green$ (salon) Bill Gordon passed on this link, which is a sentimental tale about a ranch the writer had in Hood County in Acton and the decisions about allowing gas drillers on your land. Read the whole thing.For m.....- 9/17/2007 4:47:18 PM
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