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Chet Edwards votes to override Bush (Chair) Chet Edwards voted with the children of America today in an effort to override the President's veto of the enhanced SCHIP program. Although there were not enough votes to override the veto, Chet did t.....- 10/19/2007 2:41:47 AM
No Toll Roads! (pstern) Toll Roads:  Biggest Scam Going!   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 N.....- 10/18/2007 4:06:04 PM
Time to Vote-Out Rep. Patrick Rose (pstern) Republican in Democratic Drag!  Rep. Patrick Rose is NOT such a great guy or leader as you first may think.Question:   When is a rose not a rose, not a rose?Answer:      When the rose is Patrick Rose .....- 10/18/2007 2:58:54 PM
Boom! Port Arthur, Texas Pipeline Explosion (salon) Port Arthur officials are still urging residents near an overnight pipeline explosion to stay indoors and turn off outside ventilation.The Union Carbide-Dow Chemical pipeline exploded about 2 a.m. Thu.....- 10/18/2007 11:20:57 AM
Rick Perry-Auditioning with Guiliani to be VP? Why not Romney? (salon) Port Arthur officials are still urging residents near an overnight pipeline explosion to stay indoors and turn off outside ventilation.The Union Carbide-Dow Chemical pipeline exploded about 2 a.m. Thu.....- 10/18/2007 11:15:25 AM
Yet ANOTHER City, Plano, Texas, Suspends Atmos Request for Rate Hike (salon) On the one hand, the Texas Railroad "Never Met an Oil and Gas Company We Can't Pander To" Commission aka RRC approved an $11 million rate increase for all Atmos Mid-Tex residential customers.....- 10/18/2007 11:06:30 AM
Devon Energy About To Go to 10 Acre-Spaced Horizontal Drilling Wells (salon) Saw this via the Weatherford Democrat. I guess this means the sky will start being lit up like Christmas trees and the Milky Way will be harder to see.In Parker County, Devon, which bought a portion o.....- 10/18/2007 10:56:16 AM
National Park Service Wants the Land Jerry Patterson Wrongly Wants to Sell to His Texas Cronies (salon) If YOU gave a land donation to a state with the provision that they should, IF they have to sell it, do so ONLY to Texas State Parks and Wildlife OR National Park Service, and then you found out that .....- 10/18/2007 10:31:17 AM
Border Fence Covered By Machine Guns? Wackos Out in Force (salon) South Texas Chisme on that border patrol case in El Paso. Now, Republicans in Congress want to get involved in that case. What is this, Terry Schiavo time all over again? It strikes me as pretty pecul.....- 10/18/2007 10:20:58 AM
Irony O Day- Republicans Want to Deny Immigrants Benefits While Giving Telecom Companies Immunity (salon) Via McBlogger So. Republicans in South Carolina wants to give states the right to deny benefits to illegal immigrants and send them back whence they came. At the purest level, one could say that the p.....- 10/18/2007 9:45:18 AM
Meanwhile, Senate Democrats STILL Want to Reward Telecom Lawbreakers-Deal Reached (salon) Oh. Please. Let's just take the constitution out and burn it, and while we're at it, stop saying, EVER, that we are a nation of law and order. Except on teevee.Senate Democrats and Republicans reached.....- 10/18/2007 9:30:58 AM
Republicans Weak on the 4th Amendment and Breaking the Law- Scuttle Surveillance Bill Yesterday (salon) You just have to ask what the fool wimpy Republicans are AFRAID of? They sure seem to be the most fearful scaredy-cats we have in office. Or maybe it's just the particular pack of elected ones. In any.....- 10/18/2007 9:02:31 AM
Proposed Amendment 15: A Real Attempt to Eliminate Cancer, or Just Another Political Scam? (pstern) I'd like to share with all of you my response to the Editor of the Waxahachie Daily Light regarding the paper's support of Proposed Amendment 15, which is being presented as an attempt to research and.....- 10/18/2007 8:51:41 AM
Senatory Larry "wide stance" Craig drags his uninformed wife onto the TV (joe) I guess it's not bad enough that a sitting senator solicits sex in a public mens restroom from other men while proclaiming not to be gay, but he has to drag his wife, whom he has been lying to about i.....- 10/18/2007 8:16:31 AM
70 year old man busted for stealing more than 900 gallons of gas (joe) LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- A 70-year-old man has been charged with grand theft after police watched him siphon off more than 900 gallons of gasoline from underground storage tanks at two gas stations, the.....- 10/17/2007 11:02:00 PM
Geez. Rick *39 percent* Perry Endorses... GUILIANI for President (salon) I don't need to know any more for why Rick Perry should never, ever, ever be considered for president himself. Maybe he thinks Guiliani might put him in in for VP and then Perry could be catapulted to.....- 10/17/2007 12:53:09 PM
Larry *I Am Not Gay* Craig Versus Ted Bundy- O The Lies They Tell (salon) No. I'm not trying to say that Larry Craig is a serial killer but he appears to be, like Ted Bundy, a pathological liar; or maybe a sociopath. I've seen recordings of Ted Bundy lying on camera about a.....- 10/17/2007 12:45:51 PM
Contraceptives are part of the Culture of Death? And I thought a Veterinarian Was Bad! (salon) Remember when Bush appointed Lester Crawford, who was a PET VET, to be Director for the Office of Women's Health? (Can you imagine? Oh, right, when I go to get my yearly checkup, I always go to the ve.....- 10/17/2007 12:19:43 PM
um. WATER Sets on FIRE!-More on that Injection Well Story from Keene, Texas (salon) You know, when One Thinks of Explosions, One Generally Doesn't Think of a Pond of Water Blowing Up!  Safe? Nope. Someone was injured. (More from where I wrote about this before).The fire apparently st.....- 10/17/2007 11:44:23 AM
Quickie Political Brief: Is Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison "a done deal"? (pstern) Well, is she or isn't she?There's been a snootful of meandering news about whether or not Sen. Hutchison is going after Rick Perry's job as governor.  Nothing had been confirmed either way by Hutchiso.....- 10/17/2007 11:13:28 AM
House To Debate the Messed Up Surveillance Bill Today-on C-Span (salon) I just watched Nancy Pelosi say that they aren't going to give immunity to the telecommunications companies that were helping Bush break the law. Have to say that IF NIXON was going to be impeached fo.....- 10/17/2007 11:02:22 AM
It's to Laugh! Greg Abbott and Jerry Patterson Are to Be on Fred *Walking Corpse* Thompson's Campaign (salon) Peter Stern sent this on. One thing for sure, it shows that Texas officials must be dumb as a post AND Fred Thompson's camp is on the Corruption Gravytrain.FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Jeff Sadosky.....- 10/16/2007 5:40:13 PM
Gossip-Awful Truth Smacks Reader About Clinton/Bush (salon) hehDear Ted:The mainstream press, which no one can claim is anything but extremely leftist, did not break the Clinton scandal. I believe a good friend of Ms. Lewinsky's named Linda Tripp basically sho.....- 10/16/2007 2:45:44 PM
Putin warns US against attacking Iran and to stay out of Caspian Sea (joe) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Russian leader Vladimir Putin met his Iranian counterpart Tuesday and implicitly warned the U.S. not to use a former Soviet republic to stage an attack on Iran. He also said count.....- 10/16/2007 11:29:00 AM
California Bans Forced Human RFID Tagging (joe) It's illegal now for California employers to force anyone to have an RFID device implanted under his or her skin as a condition of receiving something—such as a paycheck or government benefits. Gov. A.....- 10/16/2007 10:26:23 AM
Officials Unveil Plan to Change State's Name from Texas to "Taxes"! (pstern)  Evidently, the plan is to tax Texans to death!!! Increased property appraisal values More road bond packages More school bond packages Higher property tax rates Toll roads, toll roads, TOLL ROADS!!!E.....- 10/15/2007 5:46:05 PM
FIRE! Waste Injection Well in Johnson Co TX Started on Fire (salon) Yeah. They're safe. Yuh-huh.Firefighters are battling a blaze at a gas well injection site between Keene and Cleburne this afternoon. The fire destroyed a tanker truck and a service vehicle, said Gera.....- 10/15/2007 4:02:49 PM
Should Martians Vote for Tom Tancredo? On Voting Conscience Vs Voting for Color or Sex (salon) from People's Republic of Seabrook (who, I think, doesn't live in Seabrook anymore but somewhere COLD... and RAINY)Sometimes, it really does seem that if you’re not Caucasian, you’re ipso facto part o.....- 10/15/2007 3:05:44 PM
Larry *Wide Stance* Craig Stays in Public Eye as He Appeals Judge's Ruling in Sex Sting Case (salon) Larry Craig pleaded guilty. He went to court to try to get a judge to overrule *his* guilty plea that in fact was made 2 months after he was charged (so one can hardly say his guilty plea was hasty). .....- 10/15/2007 2:31:32 PM
Waco to get a SEVENTY FOOT TEXAS RANGER... statue. (salon) Heh. I've been down to the Sam Houston statue in Huntsville, and I remember when the Dallas Zoo put out its giraffe and discovered it was shorter than Sam... so they elongated the giraffe's tongue! Di.....- 10/15/2007 1:15:41 PM
Federal Authorities to Review Child Boot Camp Death-It appears to be a racist issue (salon) I couldn't believe it when I read the other day that a jury acquitted the adult at a boot camp who had KILLED a teenager. But what I didn't know until today is that the jury was an ALL WHITE jury and .....- 10/15/2007 12:53:47 PM
Huh. Morning-After Pills TERMINATE Or PREVENT Pregnancy- Lawsuit Questioned and Dismissed (salon) Couple of interesting things in this law discussion-one, whether a morning after pill that prevents *implantation* from taking place ought to be considered on the same scale as abortion, and second, w.....- 10/15/2007 12:49:28 PM
Cartoon: Iraq War is Nightmare with no end (salon) Couple of interesting things in this law discussion-one, whether a morning after pill that prevents *implantation* from taking place ought to be considered on the same scale as abortion, and second, w.....- 10/15/2007 12:36:18 PM
How To Get Them Corpse Bones? Medtronic Sells Heart Defibrillators with Faulty Wiring (salon) Sometimes I Just See Connections. The other day I wrote about this man in Weatherford, Texas, who found out that the replacement bone in his neck came from a body parts shop that had STOLEN IT FROM A .....- 10/15/2007 12:30:57 PM
Heh! Walmart's Version of a Monster Truck Rally Starring Pepsi and Coke! (salon) From the Consumerist.Police say that two soft drink workers, one representing Pepsi (David Paulina, 42) and one representing Coca-Cola (Robert Koscho, 48) "tried to run each other over with palle.....- 10/15/2007 12:22:11 PM
Blackwater's Erik Prince Tells Us How to Fix the Situation With Soldiers Of Fortune (salon) From the Consumerist.Police say that two soft drink workers, one representing Pepsi (David Paulina, 42) and one representing Coca-Cola (Robert Koscho, 48) "tried to run each other over with palle.....- 10/15/2007 12:17:53 PM
Where Are the Women Bloggers That Comment on Politics? Here's a List (salon) From Informed Voters.I remember a while back reading on Huffington Post where one of the founders of the Blogher site was upset because Blogher, which was holding a convention at the same time as the .....- 10/15/2007 11:52:43 AM
Dinosaur skeleton found in Argentina could be a new species (joe) RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) -- The skeleton of what could be a new dinosaur species - a giant, Patagonian plant-eater - has been uncovered in Argentina. At more than 105 feet, it is among the largest .....- 10/15/2007 11:32:03 AM
The Reality of Proposed Constitutional Amendments (pstern) Who is this really good for? During the past several years it's not unusual for legislators to put together various proposed constitutional amendments for an annual election.  The public is made to be.....- 10/14/2007 1:32:27 PM
Rick Noriega fans, tell us why you support him (joe) I heard someone talk about why he supports Rick Noriega for Senate and I was very intent on finding out some stuff about Noriega that I didn't know before. The only things mentioned were his military .....- 10/14/2007 1:15:52 PM
Can the President Go to Any Private Company, Have Them Break the Law, and then get Immunity for breaking the law? (salon) Have we become a nation of law-breakers, from the very top? Why is it that the President, who is supposed to faithfully execute the law, not only broke the law but wants his buddies who broke it with .....- 10/14/2007 1:12:47 PM
Why 911 changed nothing (joe) Have you heard someone say that '911 changed everything'? The president keeps saying it but is it really true? According to recently found information, we now know that President Bush was asking Qwest.....- 10/14/2007 12:00:33 PM
Republican GOP Chairman Busted for Fondling Young Boy (salon) via Uppity Wisconsin (Guess it's time to update my Republican Family Values page because of the hypocrisy of a party that claims to be morally above others involved in perversion.)The chairman of the .....- 10/14/2007 10:48:21 AM
Toll Road "Rainbows" (pstern) Painting False "Rosy" Pictures of Toll Roads Doesn't Help Anyone but Profiteers NO ONE in power has addressed the REALITY that toll roads are NOT cost-effective!!! Toll roads create long-ter.....- 10/13/2007 4:37:42 PM
Congressional Resolutions on Genocide-Better to Have Private Historians Call Out Countries? (salon) I was just out in the truck listening to NPR and, on BBC World News, a couple of historians made what I thought were some interesting points about whether it is appropriate for countries that have no .....- 10/13/2007 4:43:08 PM
Pelosi Sneers at Anti-War *Advocates* When They Invade Space in Front of Her Mansion (salon) Sigh. I had such high hopes for Pelosi until she said that impeachment of Bush was off the table.... before the elections had even taken place. Over time I have come to respect her less and less, and .....- 10/13/2007 4:35:16 PM
Iraqis Decry Airstrikes That Killed Children- *Where Can Anyone Be Safe From Bush's Democracy?* (salon) I believe airstrikes are not only cowardly actions on the part of any country but also violate Geneva conventions. And, it seems, the Iraqis are not happy with being attacked from the air. Why are we .....- 10/13/2007 3:29:18 PM
Bush Tried to Spy on Americans With Telecoms BEFORE 9/11- I Say again, BEFORE September 11th (salon) Saw this in the article yesterday about Qwest Communications and wrote about that paragraph that showed NSA wanted to get access to phone records BEFORE 9/11. Today the Washington Post picks it up.A f.....- 10/13/2007 2:36:20 PM
The Fox Women-Guess Which One Voted for Gore (salon) Saw this in the article yesterday about Qwest Communications and wrote about that paragraph that showed NSA wanted to get access to phone records BEFORE 9/11. Today the Washington Post picks it up.A f.....- 10/13/2007 9:27:55 AM
Alberto *I Condone Torture* Gonzales Has Lawyered up so He must EXPECT Congress to Continue to Investigate Him (salon) Also, the man committed perjury. Will Congress continue to investigate him? Frankly, no matter what, I'm glad he's gone.Woe to the company that hires him after this, though.The top concern for Gonzale.....- 10/13/2007 9:08:59 AM
Those Missing White House Emails that Bush Was Supposed to Keep? And Didn't? CREW Files Restraining Order (salon) CREW is suing the Executive Office of the President (yes, President Bush) over missing White House e-mails. CREW is challenging the White House's failure to preserve and restore millions of emai.....- 10/13/2007 9:06:31 AM
Heh! *If There ARe That Many Terrorists in the US, We'll All Be Dead* (salon) CREW is suing the Executive Office of the President (yes, President Bush) over missing White House e-mails. CREW is challenging the White House's failure to preserve and restore millions of emai.....- 10/13/2007 9:02:37 AM
Is Crop-Dusting A Fading Occupation? Ask John Seay of Glen Rose, Texas (salon) Interesting article about crop-dusting.John Seay, 67, hails from Glen Rose but flies for Gerik. His craft of choice is a Grumman Ag Cat, built in 1975. It is a biplane powered by a Pratt & Whitney.....- 10/13/2007 8:49:23 AM
Reverting to Complete Geek, I like this joke (salon) Interesting article about crop-dusting.John Seay, 67, hails from Glen Rose but flies for Gerik. His craft of choice is a Grumman Ag Cat, built in 1975. It is a biplane powered by a Pratt & Whitney.....- 10/13/2007 8:41:56 AM
Boot Camp for Children Includes Beatings and Kickings-Man Kills Child ... and is ACQUITTED (salon) What's wrong with Florida? I have to hope that it's only some people in that state who would have returned a verdict acquitting a man who killed a youth. Did the youth camp adults get trained at Abu G.....- 10/13/2007 8:33:28 AM
Republicans (and Chet Edwards) Come Out to Blast Turkey Genocide Resolution (salon) When is genocide NOT genocide? When the Bush administration says it isn't because it wants to keep a military base in Turkey. Just more hypocrisy on the part of the Bush administration, whose cries ab.....- 10/13/2007 8:29:01 AM
Paloma and Chesapeake Gas Try to Game the System in Fort Worth, Texas Neighborhoods (salon) "If we can't control the meeting, we don't want to be there"What happens when O&G tries to bypass neighborhood associations and prevent people from hearing other sides of whether Gas Dri.....- 10/13/2007 8:16:06 AM
Horse Slaughter-Presented as Humane With No Suffering? Deleon, Texas Resident Speaks Out (salon) Brandy Whitefield watched undercover footage of a mare killed in a Kaufman County slaughterhouse that forever changed her view of killing horses for human consumption.She said a mare was stunned with .....- 10/13/2007 8:08:37 AM
More Political Cartoons We Like (salon) Brandy Whitefield watched undercover footage of a mare killed in a Kaufman County slaughterhouse that forever changed her view of killing horses for human consumption.She said a mare was stunned with .....- 10/13/2007 8:05:29 AM
Political Cartoons We Like-Larry *I Am Not Gay* Craig Style (salon) Brandy Whitefield watched undercover footage of a mare killed in a Kaufman County slaughterhouse that forever changed her view of killing horses for human consumption.She said a mare was stunned with .....- 10/13/2007 7:52:33 AM
"Politicians oversold property tax cuts say panelists" (pstern) Forget the Calvary, Just Send In the Clowns I wrote about this last year.  It was at the time the governor, Lt. Gov. Dewhurst, Speaker Craddick and others were "smacking each other on the back&qu.....- 10/12/2007 7:54:18 PM
Marriage Counselor Convicted of Murder-How Ironic (Arlington, Texas) (salon) Licensed marriage counselor Lester Winningham was convicted of murder Friday in the shooting death of his ex-fiance, Deborah Houchin.After he shot her, in 2005, he drove up all the way to Muenster to .....- 10/12/2007 3:22:57 PM
TXU's Wilder-Tackling His *Life List*- With Another $270 MILLION Dollars (salon) So I guess he wasn't really living before he got all that extra moolah from being part of the TXU sellout and NOW he can really live it up. Naturally, this article has all his aw-shucks, I'm just a re.....- 10/12/2007 3:14:01 PM
Dan Bartlett Snarks ON Republican Candidates-Says Huckabee's Name Isn't Presidential (salon) Okay. I don't vote Republican, won't. But can you imagine dissing someone running for president because of his NAME????? Huckabee won Bartlett's greatest enthusiasm for being "the most articulate.....- 10/12/2007 2:59:24 PM
Natural Gas Production in the Barnett Shale (Texas) Exceeds 3 Trillion Cubic Feet (salon) Okay. I don't vote Republican, won't. But can you imagine dissing someone running for president because of his NAME????? Huckabee won Bartlett's greatest enthusiasm for being "the most articulate.....- 10/12/2007 1:46:52 PM
How Unpopular is Bush? Republicans In Debate Don't Mention Him... Even Once! (salon) From Salon.Number of times Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, John McCain, Fred Thompson, Mike Huckabee and Duncan Hunter uttered the word "Bush" during Tuesday night's two-hour debate in Michigan:.....- 10/12/2007 1:32:46 PM
Feral Hogs Flourishing This Year in Texas (salon) May have to make a Hogcatraz cage! Thanks to an exceptionally wet year wild hogs are flourishing. Erath County Trapper Ronald Rhoades said more piglets per litter have survived this year due t.....- 10/12/2007 1:14:50 PM
US Kills More Civilians In Iraq AirStrike-Uses that Tired *The Terrorists Made Us Do it* excuse (salon) I was out and about a bit ago and heard something about this airstrike on NPR. The commentator pointed out that the military rules of engagement require protections for civilians.  Have written before.....- 10/12/2007 12:55:35 PM
Subprime Mortgage Foreclosures DOUBLED in September-Not Just the Poor AND We're Only at the Beginning of the Meltdown. (salon) Saw this article in the Wall Street Journal today.As America's mortgage markets began unraveling this year, economists seeking explanations pointed to "subprime" mortgages issued to low-inco.....- 10/12/2007 12:38:27 PM
I have Muslim and Christian friends, do I have to choose? (joe) I have seen certain groups going nuts this morning trying to tie Al Gore to some Muslim folks and it got me to thinking...I have Muslim friends, do they think I am a terrorist? There are lots of relig.....- 10/12/2007 12:16:37 PM
Texas Railroad Commission (RRC and Public Interest Issues) (salon) From Bill GordonFYI, For years the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) has defined “public interest” concerning oil and gas issues – not the public (the citizens of Texas). The Barnett Shale natural ga.....- 10/12/2007 10:33:54 AM
Hillary Clinton flip-flops on talking with Iran (joe) In a previous debate in July Hillary Clinton called Barack Obama's thoughts on talking with Iran 'irresponsible and naive'. But Thursday when a voter asked her about it, she twice said that she, too, .....- 10/12/2007 10:31:11 AM
Few Notes from the Glen Rose Reporter for Week of Oct 11, 2007 (salon) Must have been the week for some particularly smarmy crime. Some of the ones that caught my eye; more in the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper.Seems that Rodney Page had *improper sexual activity* with som.....- 10/12/2007 10:16:50 AM
You Refuse to Break Into That Warehouse with your Pals-The Government Punishes You-Qwest (salon) Geez. As we've noted this morning, Bush wants Congress to grant immunity to the telecom companies such as AT&T (who are being SUED for breaking the law) so that, uh, they won't be sued EVEN THOUGH.....- 10/12/2007 9:09:16 AM
Blanket (Umbrella) Warrants are STILL part of the House Democrat's Surveillance Bill (salon) I saw the term umbrella in the WaPost last week and I like the term because it shows exactly what we're talking about. The House, for all their noise about this bill about the Restore act (what a joke.....- 10/12/2007 9:02:13 AM
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