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Did Congress Violate the Constitution By Allowing Chertoff (DHS) to Waive the Law? (salon) Congress violated the Constitution by allowing the homeland security chief to waive laws so the government could build fencing on the U.S.-Mexico border, two environmental groups said Thursday. Lawyer.....- 11/3/2007 2:36:46 PM
Findings of Fact in Chayce Wilson, Matt Brooks, Joelle Ogletree case (joe) 1. Joelle Ogletree, Respondent, holds a Texas Educator Certificate (teaching certificate) issued by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC), a division of the Texas Education Agency (TEA).2......- 11/3/2007 2:06:15 PM
Ms. Ogletree’s Background, Teaching Abilities, Manner of Dress, and General Behavior (joe) Unlike the credibility of Matt and Chayce, whose testimony was repeatedly compromised by implausible claims, impossible claims, and other inconsistencies, Ms. Ogletree was consistently portrayed by th.....- 11/3/2007 1:54:03 PM
*Waterboarding is Torture*-Say it and You'll be Forced Out of the Bush Administration (salon) Amazingly, in 2004, acting assistant AG Daniel Levin underwent the procedure himself! Why? Because he was concerned about the Bush administration's use of waterboarding. He told the Bush administratio.....- 11/3/2007 12:43:37 PM
Use a Computer at a Library? Get Spied On Without a Court Warrant (salon) If you care about the 4th amendment, you really need to be telling Congress not to pass this.A little-remarked feature of pending legislation on domestic surveillance has provoked alarm among universi.....- 11/3/2007 12:34:12 PM
Human Rights? Bush is a Hypocrite, Says Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe (salon) We all know how Bush likes to lecture other countries on human rights, all while the United States tortures, puts people in prison without habeus corpus and renditions prisoners to other countries tha.....- 11/3/2007 12:30:07 PM
Here Comes a Barnett Shale Propaganda Site for *Informed Decisions* (salon) Bear in mind that if you go here, you'll be hearing the pro-side of Barnett Shale drilling. The new Barnett Shale Energy Education Council launched its Web site Thursday to inform the public about top.....- 11/3/2007 12:20:43 PM
Texas Lawmakers Ask Dewhurst and Craddick To Look Into TxDOT's Propaganda Spending (salon) Talked about this before, that our taxmoney is being used to tell us how great toll roads are, all while TxDOT poor-mouths that they don't have money to fix our roads and MUST go to toll roads. Right......- 11/3/2007 12:14:36 PM
Texas Education Agency says Chayce Wilson made the sexually oriented comments during the (joe) D. The “I’ve Never” GameThe ALJ was not persuaded by Matt’s and Chayce’s assertions that Ms. Ogletree either acted inappropriately while participating in the “I&rsq.....- 11/3/2007 12:02:09 PM
RE: Joelle Ogletree-TO ALL GLEN ROSE (Texas) CITIZENS (salon) Mimi put this as a comment but I am giving this its own post.TO ALL THE GLEN ROSE CITIZENSI am so glad you have now seen some of the major pages of the Texas Education Agency Certification judgement. .....- 11/3/2007 11:34:15 AM
Dog the Bounty Hunter Drops the *N* Word- Turned In By His Son (salon) I've watched that show a couple of times and the most amusing part of it has been towards the end when the two parental Dogs offer words of wisdom to the felon they just caught bail-jumping. Not that .....- 11/3/2007 10:25:36 AM
When Your Texas Vote On Amendments Counts More Than Once (salon) Regardless of how you decide you want to vote on the constitutional amendments, GET OUT on Tuesday and DO IT. Interesting thought by South Texas Chisme that your vote counts a whole lot more if no one.....- 11/3/2007 10:12:42 AM
Dynastic Presidential Elections- Increasingly Dumb Bushes or Corrupt Clintons (salon) That a woman is for the first time a serious contender for the US presidency, actually the frontrunner, is a happy fact. But in this case, it unfortunately says less about the country's newly opened m.....- 11/3/2007 9:48:45 AM
Condoleeza Rice Gets *Sliced* by Code Pink (pstern) FYI:  This article was printed in the DC IndyMedia: http://dc.indymedia.org/newswire/display/141356/index.php Condo-Sleeza Gets "In Your Face" Protest on the Hill! xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/.....- 11/3/2007 6:01:58 AM
Texas Education Agency says none of Matt Brooks allegations occurred (joe) C. Allegations of Matt B.As with Chayce’s allegations of sexual misconduct by Ms. Ogletree, Matt’s range from implausible to impossible. The ALJ concludes none of alleged incidents occurred. Likewise,.....- 11/3/2007 1:52:12 AM
Texas Education Agency says all of Chayce Wilson allegations were fabricated (joe) B. Allegations of Chayce W.Throughout the investigation of the allegations by school officials, CPS, the criminal authorities, and SBEC, which began in October 2002 and proceeded through his depositio.....- 11/3/2007 1:07:46 AM
Pipe bomb found in back of truck of Nuclear Power plant contractor (joe) WINTERSBURG, Ariz. - Security officials at the nation's largest nuclear power plant detained a contract worker with a small pipe bomb in the back of his pickup truck Friday, and investigators were sea.....- 11/2/2007 11:17:44 PM
School Bond Proposal: Dripping Springs ISD is Out-of-Control (pstern) DSISD keeps on asking homeowner taxpayers to foot the bill for all of its whims.  It needs to "tighten its belt" like the rest of us have to.  Homeowners can't keep on voting for bond issues.....- 11/2/2007 8:57:49 PM
Schumer and Feinstein *Heart* Torture-Will Vote for Michael *Waterboard???? Mukasey for AG (salon) Shame on them. I see that one justification that Schumer is using is that if Congress passed a law banning waterboarding, Bush would have to follow it. Huh? Since when does Bush follow the law? And Mu.....- 11/2/2007 6:43:27 PM
Vote "No!" on Most Proposed Amendments --- Despite All the Hype! (pstern) Proposed Constitutional Amendments are Special Interest Driven! Generally only 5-percent of registered voters go to the poll to vote on proposed constitutional amendments.  Wealthy special interests a.....- 11/2/2007 5:40:14 PM
Dr Phil Update on J Ogletree -Friday-Boy #2, Matt B, Failed the Polygraph Test (salon) From yesterday, where C Wilson failed the test. Besides Matt B testing and being told he was being deceptive, he clearly lied on the show. I had just been looking before the show at the TEA hearing de.....- 11/2/2007 4:02:51 PM
On Joelle Ogletree of Glen Rose, Texas And the Investigation by TEA OF Her Fitness to Recertified as a Teacher (salon) Someone whose comments I did not post here, because they also contained some uncalled for insinuations, said that the TEA didn't investigate Joelle Ogletree, rather just sort of decided yes or no abou.....- 11/2/2007 2:54:06 PM
Senator Patrick Leahy Takes Stand Against Wannabe AG Mukasey (salon) because Mukasey can't say that waterboarding is torture. Good! We shouldn't have a man like that as Attorney General. Now, Bush, who doesn't have a problem with torture, may try to sneak Mukasey in as.....- 11/2/2007 1:28:41 PM
Wah! Broadcaster's Coalition Whines About Having to Label Fake News -Says it Chills Speech (salon) You know. You're watching the *news* and along comes a segment that sure seems to be hawking somebody's product... but it's not a commercial. And yet, the topic is being presented as news. If it's a V.....- 11/2/2007 1:12:09 PM
Fingerprinting in Japan (salon) It used to be that getting fingerprinted meant either that you had to be checked out because you were trying to work in a security-related job, or you were being booked for a crime. From SlateJapan wi.....- 11/2/2007 9:39:41 AM
Shame on Clinton for Making the Philly Debate a *Boy's Club of Presidential Politics* Issue (salon) just because, for a change, the other people running actually got tough with her. "In so many ways, this all women's college prepared me to compete in the all boys club of presidential politics,&.....- 11/2/2007 9:22:44 AM
Nascar and Gas Rigs- Texas Motor Speedway to Get Drilled (salon) That low roar coming from Texas Motor Speedway isn't just this weekend's races getting warmed up. There's also a rumble over who owns the mineral rights under the 1,450-acre facility, which ultimately.....- 11/2/2007 8:44:44 AM
Secretive Hillary Clinton JUST LIKE BUSH- Why Doesn't She Release National Archives Docs to the Public? (salon) The National Archives is READY to release papers and waiting for Clinton (Bill's) letter to release them. So why doesn't Clinton send them the letter? H Clinton's disingenouus comments in the Philly d.....- 11/2/2007 8:38:18 AM
Dr Phil Update about J Ogletree- Boy #1 -Chayce Wilson- Failed the Polygraph Test (salon) The person administering it said he was deceptive. Here's from Dr Phil's website with day one, which includes some pretty smarmy allegations (I skipped past those graphic details, and frankly, wondere.....- 11/1/2007 4:21:22 PM
Proposed Constitutional Amendments are Special Interest Driven! (pstern) In particular vote "No!" on Props. 2, 4, 12, 15!!! Just as in previous elections, special interests want voters to approve these 16 Proposed Constitutional Amendments.  DON'T BE FOOLED AGAIN.....- 11/1/2007 2:34:35 PM
Not Enough Military Recruits? Marines In Houston, TX Send in Ringers to Take Exams (salon) Warm FodderNine Marine Corps recruiters who worked in the Houston area were punished for using fraudulent stand-ins to take military-entrance exams for prospective recruits who might not otherwise mea.....- 11/1/2007 2:30:24 PM
Acting Differently? The War on the Unexpected (salon) Excellent article on how the War on Terror has led to knee jerk escalations of reported threats.If you see something, say something" is how the ads read in the New York City subways. "If you.....- 11/1/2007 1:35:24 PM
Colbert files for Presidential Primary (pharper) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Stephen Colbert's fanciful White House bid took a real step Thursday. It's up to South Carolina Democrats to decide whether to take him seriously.Colbert, who poses as a conserva.....- 11/1/2007 1:23:34 PM
Chris Dodd on the Questions He Wished He Would have been asked at the Philly Dem Debate (salon) For me, it starts with our Constitution. In November of 2006, the American people overwhelmingly elected Democrats with a mandate to change course. Much attention was focused on Iraq, but make no mist.....- 11/1/2007 12:54:26 PM
Corporations Are a Bigger Threat to News than Fairness Doctrine (salon) Opinion from the Cleburne, Texas newspaperStill, some conservatives have a conniption every time the doctrine in mentioned. Are they against fairness? No, they say. Their concern is for truth, and lib.....- 11/1/2007 12:41:51 PM
Interesting Report-Toxic Oil and Gas Production Gets a Free Pass to Pollute (salon) A report released today details how the U.S. oil and gas production industry, which has significantly expanded with thousands of new oil wells in the Rocky Mountain region during the last decade, has .....- 11/1/2007 12:38:13 PM
Cell Phone Call Spying-Would You Go For Cheaper Rates If Motorola Parses Your Conversations? (salon) and can then push advertising on you? According to a recent article published by The Times Online, mobile phone companies could start eavesdropping on your conversations and intercepting your text mes.....- 11/1/2007 12:11:58 PM
Watch Out On those Gas Lease Signings! Tri-Star Stiffs Ellis County, Texas Residents (salon) and not only stiffs them for bonus money but actually CHANGED the title page on the leases they filed with the county to increase the time of the lease! A horror story you must read if you live in the.....- 11/1/2007 12:07:52 PM
For Those Who Say Waterboarding is Not Torture, Try it Yourself (salon) Saw this morning that Bush is defending the fact that his Attorney General nomineee Michael Mukasey will not say whether *waterboarding* constitutes torture. How far we have fallen as a country when s.....- 11/1/2007 11:59:36 AM
Sex Offenders in Somervell County (joe) Here's a list of registered sex offenders in Somervell County. Sex offenders have to register wherever they live in the state of Texas. https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/DPS_WEB/Sor/index.aspxOben Ken.....- 11/1/2007 12:04:03 PM
Surveillance with Stasi- Movie Recommendation *The Lives of Others* (salon) We talk a lot here about the illegal surveillance that the Bush administration and phone companies such as AT&T engaged in, and not always so much about what happens in a society in which spying o.....- 11/1/2007 11:33:59 AM
Innocent Till Proven Guilty-Unless You're Joelle Ogletree of Glen Rose, Texas (salon) Background-Joelle Ogletree Sues GRISD. I\'ve been surprised at some of the comments posted here recently (or attempted to be posted-all comments must be approved and ones that are either spam or f.....- 11/1/2007 11:12:46 AM
Secretive Perry Spends Lots of Time (and Taxpayer Money) on Trips Out of State (salon) There ought to be a law that says that, when someone is elected (or re-elected, even if it's with such a low margin as Perry got), he or she has to be at the job instead of out campaigning for his nex.....- 11/1/2007 10:06:01 AM
Earlier today, only FORTY -THREE PEOPLE had early voted in Somervell County (salon) I saw an article from the Cleburne paper that said that many Johnson County residents either didn't know or don't care about the constitutional amendments election. And, at least so far, it may be tru.....- 10/31/2007 3:30:25 PM
Texas Animal Health Commission Sneaks In NAIS (salon) New cattle testing, tagging and entry rules issued by the TAHC went into effect Oct. 13.“I am all for eradicating TB but I am extremely disappointed in the Texas Animal Health Commission,” Miller said.....- 10/31/2007 3:16:12 PM
U.S. IMMIGRATION POLICY: The reality game continues... (pstern) Apparently, not much has changed with the circular reasoning in Washington regarding our immigration policy. What exactly is the problem with our elected officials?Well, for one, our entire political .....- 10/31/2007 1:51:04 PM
Toll Roads: Biggest Scam Going! (pstern)  Texans falsely are being promised...  Toll  R  a  i  n  b  o  w  s  !!!   Painting False "Rosy" Pictures of Toll Roads Doesn't Help Anyone but Profiteers Let's face it.  Toll roads are &quo.....- 10/31/2007 11:48:32 AM
ANOTHER Cross-Dressing Republican WA Legislator Sex with Man Catch (salon) Another Republican to add to the list of Republican (Hypocrite) Family Values crowd. As you read the report from the Seattle newspaper, you'll notice that cross-dressing Curtis, who had sex with a man.....- 10/31/2007 11:36:24 AM
Dennis Kucinich Got Knocked Off My List of Viable Candidates For Sure Last Night (salon) Don't get me wrong. I really, really do like what Kucinich stands for, at least most of his issues. I did in the last election, as well. And I ignored the first reports about him saying he had seen an.....- 10/31/2007 10:48:37 AM
Hillary Clinton's negative numbers climb into the 50% range (joe) Is Hilllary Clinton electable as president? With a more than 50% negative number I don't see how it can be done. She didn't help herself last night by being evasive and not answering the questions, re.....- 10/31/2007 9:17:48 AM
Why Hillary Clinton's *Answers* at the Debate Bugged Me (salon) I watched most of the Philadelphia Democratic *debate* last night and Clinton continues to annoy me. Frankly, I'm dead set against her, don't like her policies, so there's not much likelihood anything.....- 10/31/2007 9:41:35 AM
On Impeaching Bush-It Only Took 3 Months for Judiciary Committee for Nixon to Resign (salon) Good commentary.On the excuse from Holt and others of lack of time, it only took three months for the Judiciary Committee to bring the three articles of impeachment that forced Nixon to resign. Even t.....- 10/30/2007 5:18:06 PM
Karzai (of Afghanistan) Wants the US To Quit Using Airstrikes- BECAUSE THEY KILL CIVILIANS (salon) What have we been saying here about how fiendishly removed and impersonal airstrikes are... and certainly not *surgical*.Afghan President Hamid Karzai wants the US military to limit airstrikes against.....- 10/30/2007 5:06:12 PM
Corroded Radiation Barrier at Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant- Can It be Monitored Real-Time? (salon) New Jersey wants continuous monitoring of a corroded radiation barrier at the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in Lacey, as well as confirmation by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission that the barr.....- 10/30/2007 4:57:37 PM
Nuclear Plant Near Oswebo Ny Shut down AGAIN for the third time in over a month (salon) For the third time in just over a month, a storm on Lake Ontario forced the James A. FitzPatrick nuclear power plant. In a report filed with federal safety regulators, the reactor operators say they h.....- 10/30/2007 4:50:41 PM
What about the Nuclear WASTE? Scientists Tell Bush To Dump His Nuclear Waste Plan (salon) Amidst all the rosy scenarios for nuclear energy that PR firms are churning out daily, the issue of what happens to nuclear waste remains. Do we store it at each site? (Comanche Peak does that now). O.....- 10/30/2007 4:49:31 PM
Breazeale Nuclear Reactor at Penn State Continues to Leak Radioactive Water After 2 Weeks. (salon) More than two weeks after a minor leak of "slightly radioactive water" was reported at Penn State's Breazeale nuclear reactor on Hastings Road, the reactor is still leaking, a university spo.....- 10/30/2007 4:36:20 PM
Davis-Besse Nuclear Plant worker found guilty of hiding information about Worst Corrosion Ever Found (salon) TOLEDO -- Jurors have found one of two former Davis-Besse nuclear plant workers guilty of hiding information about the worst corrosion ever found at a U.S. reactor. David Geisen, the former engineerin.....- 10/30/2007 4:34:19 PM
Camped Out to See Congress- You? No, People Who Lobbyists Pay To Get a Seat (salon) Passers-by might think that the people camped out at dawn to ensure a seat in a Congressional committee hearing are a shining example of democracy in action. In fact, chances are that they are a perfe.....- 10/30/2007 4:21:44 PM
Arrogant Bush Says Congress is *Wasting Time* Because They were Trying to End His War of Adventure (salon) Oh, and it seems he also doesn't like oversight and investigations into what has happened under his administration. Booo-hoo. President Bush lashed out at Congress today, the third time he has done so.....- 10/30/2007 4:08:15 PM
Lawsuit to Get TxDot to STOP Using Texas Taxpayer Money to Propagandize Us for TollRoads Continues (salon) And, as a bonus, did you think that you'd still be able to drive fast on I-35? Nope. TxDOT wants to LOWER the speed limit. So not only will the road be crappier but slower so that maybe you'll decide .....- 10/30/2007 2:03:05 PM
Routine Texas Traffic Stop in Royse City-WITH SEVERED HUMAN HEADS IN THE TRAILER!!!!!!! (salon) Very weird story. Police stop this rig and the man warns them that there are severed human heads in the back, because he drives contract for a Little Rock, Arkansas company who was getting them back f.....- 10/30/2007 1:56:30 PM
Turkey Attacks Iraq with helicopter rocket attacks. (salon) Other countries trying to get them to stop, but of course, it's a little, um, hypocritical when you have a president that believes he doesn't have to have the approval of Congress and a WAR declaratio.....- 10/30/2007 1:32:17 PM
I Never Used to Watch Baseball on TV Before HD (salon) BORING! My television was a good enough size but baseball on tv always seemed like someone trying to watch water boil on the stove, without being able to see the bubbles. The problem, for me, has been.....- 10/30/2007 1:21:03 PM
Burger King's Horrible *Torture the King* Commercial (salon) Pic from which has nothing to do with torture but I think is a hilarious Separated at Birth pic. I think I saw this during the World Series games. Basically, it was truculant women striding into a bac.....- 10/30/2007 1:16:33 PM
*Revival of the Hunt for Subsidies*-What Nuclear Power Plants REALLY are (salon) or shall we call them corporate welfare handouts at the expense of taxpayers.But the 2005 Energy Act drastically changed the landscape and reduced the economic risk. So would some kind of tax on carbo.....- 10/30/2007 1:06:47 PM
UN Tells US to either prosecute or release Guantanemo Bay Suspects (salon) Good. Somebody needs to. Scheinin also welcomed his recent invitation by the U.S. government to Guantanamo to observe proceedings before military commissions.In the report, Scheinin called for the abo.....- 10/30/2007 1:02:29 PM
Clinton Channels Mukasey and Won't Say Clearly State Her Views ON Whether She Will Vote For Him.. Update: NOW she has (salon) Um. Waterboarding is torture, even if Mukasey won't say so. And the President is not above the law, even if Mukasey says he is. Why should there be even ONE Democrat who will vote for him, given those.....- 10/30/2007 12:27:51 PM
AT&T's Communities of Interest-How They Deliver The World for Bush (salon) They even wrote up a white paper on it- it's like the old commercial for some shampoo that went "And I told 2 friends, and they told 2 friends...." or, perhaps, more recently, like TSA's dan.....- 10/30/2007 11:40:34 AM
Somervell Democrats had a constitutional amendments meeting last night (salon) Pretty good. Ron Hankins went over, open discussion style, each one of the 16. Most of them I think I will vote yes on, ESPECIALLY the one that will require a recorded vote on most votes from the Texa.....- 10/30/2007 10:20:41 AM
Texans, Take Back Your State! 61-Percent of Texas Voters Did NOT Vote for Rick Perry!!! (pstern) Government of the People, By the People, For the People!  Rick Perry was reelected Governor with only 39-percent of all votes!  Perry and his legislative dogs are still hungry for profits. The signifi.....- 10/30/2007 12:37:36 AM
Joelle Ogletree (Glen Rose, TX) To be on Dr Phil on Thursday and Friday (salon) I wondered why in the world someone left a comment on the post made here a couple of months ago about Joelle Ogletree, not so much because the poster thinks that Ogletree is dragging Glen Rose thr.....- 10/30/2007 4:37:58 AM
Gov. Perry Now is Lobbying for Prop. 15 on TV and Radio!!! (pstern) - 10/29/2007 11:14:10 AM
16 Proposed Constitutional Amendments are Nothing More Than a Scam Against Texas Taxpayers! (pstern) What we need is honest and unbiased representation without ongoing special interest motivations!!! Election Day voting is November 6th.[Early voting begins the week of October 22nd]Who do these propos.....- 10/28/2007 11:27:44 AM
Heh! Rice to Turkey- *Find Your Own Country to Occupy!* (salon) from Tom Burka"We were here first," said Rice, explaining that Turkey would have to deal with incursions by Kurdish terrorists in some other way, saying that "Iraq is already taken.&quo.....- 10/25/2007 11:55:38 PM
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