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Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 7/13/2015 (salon) WOAH. Kyle McCain, city administrator of Glen Rose, resigned, according to the Glen Rose Reporter. I remember he was in a bad traffic accident in the last couple of months so perhaps that had somethin.....- 7/13/2015 11:24:04 AM
History Ponderings- Indian Savages in the Declaration of Independence (salon) I've long believed that the "All men are created equal" part of the Declaration of Independence was a lie, at least in the initial inception. Women, for example, were not included in the.....- 7/13/2015 9:19:18 AM
Would Slavery Have Ended Sooner without the American Revolution? (salon) From Socratic Gadfly Per the Jacobin, we need to remember that the American Revolution was a conservative one. In the South, it may have been driven in part by fear of abolition after the Somerse.....- 7/13/2015 11:39:16 AM
Dr Steven Vacek Says He Moved to Mayberry (Speaking about Glen Rose, TX) (salon) Pretty funny. I made a chop from other video moments I have enjoyed from this.  Actually, when I watched this, I got the strong feeling Dr Steven Vacek, who was making a public comment after bein.....- 7/12/2015 4:14:24 PM
WTF Ridiculous Moment with Chip Harrison re: Public Comments (salon) Had to laugh when I saw this video moment from the June 2015 regular meeting of the Somervell County Hospital District. Chip Harrison, who runs the meetng as his own personal "You Like Me" f.....- 7/12/2015 2:01:04 PM
When I was a Child in Texas, Birthdays Meant Running the Gauntlet at Recess (salon) So, you think you have problems with school bullying. When I was a child, in Dallas, when it was someone's birthday, on the playground at recess, kids would line up in two lines, make the birthday.....- 7/12/2015 12:06:27 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 7/12/2015 (salon) Really nice blog post about Bussey, Fossil Hunter I, Racist Black people think in terms of we because we live in a society where the social and political structures interact with us&.....- 7/12/2015 11:45:37 AM
Ruminations of the EAsily Amused for 7/11/2015 (salon) SNAKES! Saw a snake yesterday attempting to get in the chicken house in the morning, spent a good part of the day putting up some extra locks. Over the next few days going to get some spray insultatio.....- 7/11/2015 10:27:05 AM
More About Somervell County Hospital District Planning to Spend Tax Money Outside of the District (salon) So..when Glen Rose Medical Center was a private hospital, unsupported by Somervell County taxpayer money, then-CEO Gary Marks decided to establish a doctor clinic in Pecan Plantation for the benefits .....- 7/10/2015 1:11:14 PM
Hey, Chip Harrison. PROVE that Hood County Hospital District is planning to raise taxes FROM ZERO (salon) When watching the video from the last Somervell County Hospital District, Chip Harrison said that Hood County Hospital District which has a contract with private for-profit hospital Lake Granbury Medi.....- 7/10/2015 11:11:17 AM
So... House Republicans Want to Keep Confederate Flags at National Parks (salon) Ugh. Another good reason why I will NOT ever vote for a Republican. Cowards!  Gawker The whole mess started Tuesday, when Democrats successfully added amendments to a funding bill for the.....- 7/10/2015 8:43:43 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 7/8/2015 (salon) Pampers Ad for Pooface So, in Rowan KY, clerks refused to give 2 men a marriage license More from Gawker and now ACLU has filed a lawsuit City of Glencoe, Alabama  removes Christ.....- 7/8/2015 7:47:17 PM
Ray Reynolds CEO of Glen Rose Medical Center- Discussion of Upcoming Review (salon) Pampers Ad for Pooface So, in Rowan KY, clerks refused to give 2 men a marriage license More from Gawker and now ACLU has filed a lawsuit City of Glencoe, Alabama  removes Christ.....- 7/8/2015 6:06:01 PM
Chip Harrison's Presidents Award Take Two-Still Ridiculous! (salon) Can't help but laugh about this. Because, you know, ONE GUY gets to make decisions on who gets awards based on his feelings and most of the board voted for this. In fact, John Parker said somethin.....- 7/8/2015 4:18:10 PM
Should Somervell County Wait to Spend Money in A Budget before finding out the Luminant issue? (salon) I went to a meeting recently of the Somervell County Appraisal District in which Wes discussed that EFH/Luminant was contesting the appraised value of the plant, thus leaving less money for all associ.....- 7/8/2015 4:14:15 PM
On Getting an Attorney General Opinion About Whether Legal To Operate A Clinic in Another Hospital District (salon) Just got around today to watching the meeting from June 2015. This was interesting in that there was an agenda item to consider going to the Attorney General to find out if it's legal to operate P.....- 7/8/2015 4:09:58 PM
On Leasing MORE Space in Hood County Hospital District- Pecan Family Medical Center (salon) There is NO interlocal agreement with Hood County's hospital district to run a clinic inside their hospital district. Pecan Family Medical Center is a PRIVATE gated community in which the public c.....- 7/8/2015 3:46:03 PM
AUDIO- Assorted Somervell County CAD meetings from 2015 (salon) CDS were not dated and didn't hear a time and date at the beginning so this is a guess which meeting is which AUDIO 1  Rough transcript-LISTEN TO THE AUDIO FOR EXACT WORDING: Coming out.....- 7/8/2015 9:02:34 AM
Well, so much for going through Kansas on vacation-Avoiding the Bigots (salon) Saw this evening that Senator Brownback has issued some sort of *religious freedom* order that actually legalizes bigotry. I definitely will be staying out of Kansas on vacation, even if we have to dr.....- 7/7/2015 10:56:04 PM
Religious News and Notes- ON the Distaff Side (salon) Churches should pay income tax. Period. Witness Joyce Meyer Rich Man. Needle In 2003, Meyer purchased a jet for a whopping $10 million. Her 2003 home was listed at $2 million. As of 2013, th.....- 7/7/2015 4:29:36 PM
Yuck! So Bill Cosby Had Already SAID He was Drugging Women in a Deposition (salon) that he and his lawyers tried to keep quiet. That makes him not only your biggest creepiest rapist, but, for the last year or so of his denial, a LYING rapist. Ugh Vanity Fair Bill Cosby testifie.....- 7/6/2015 5:44:44 PM
Looks like the Glen Rose Reporter has a new editor-Travis Smith (salon) that he and his lawyers tried to keep quiet. That makes him not only your biggest creepiest rapist, but, for the last year or so of his denial, a LYING rapist. Ugh Vanity Fair Bill Cosby testifie.....- 7/6/2015 2:48:05 PM
Housekeeping Note-I am changing the comment system AGAIN! (salon) and no, it's not because i'm a woman.  I decided to try out Disqus on the site a few months ago and changed the code from the previous way I had done it to use Disqus. But frankly, I h.....- 7/6/2015 10:05:49 AM
One More about the Confederate Flag-this time flying in, of all places, New Hampshire (salon) EmilyCheath Part of me wanted to ask obvious questions: You know you are in New Hampshire, right? And, you know New Hampshire was not a part of the Confederacy? I ask this because I’m .....- 7/6/2015 9:30:44 AM
On Bakeries or Florists Attempts To Discriminate Against Gay People (salon) I believe the pic at right aptly illustrates what the world would be if ALL professions were allowed to discriminate against others based on their own belief systems.  From the Oregon case inv.....- 7/6/2015 8:52:12 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 7/5/2015 (salon) Been SO busy this week, I finally got a good routine for all the birds, who are in different sleeping quarters, letting them in and out depending on how friendly they are to the others. I am definitel.....- 7/5/2015 10:10:17 AM
Memory Lane- Fireworks Yes or NO -Fourth of July Freedom of Speech (salon) The weather has been so nice lately, a little cool, some rain, and it looks to be a great day for fireworks. My family is planning to get some from Uncle George's and set them off tonight, with pl.....- 7/4/2015 12:06:36 PM
From July 4 1876- Before Women Could Vote (salon) Feministing.org Important to recall that 100 years after the country's founding, women were disenfranchised. Declaration of Rights of the Women of the United States. Here are a couple of the it.....- 7/4/2015 9:30:31 AM
Thought Ken Paxton was supposed to UPHOLD the US Constitution-over 150 lawyers think so too (salon) Texas Tribune Roughly 150 Texas attorneys have signed on to a letter threatening to file a complaint with the State Bar of Texas against Attorney General Ken Paxton for his response to .....- 7/3/2015 4:05:41 PM
Rick Perry's Faux Reachout to Black People (2015) (salon) Washington Post. Rick Perry went to the National Press Club yesterday and gave a speech that pretended to reach out to black people.  Let’s be clear about one thing: The GOP didn&rsquo.....- 7/3/2015 5:23:55 PM
So.. High and Mighty Katie Lang Tries to Keep Media Out of a Public Building (salon) Update: The couple FINALLY got their license but did NOT drop the lawsuit. - Lawsuit settled -Lang costs Hood County taxpayers almost 44k The drama continues, Hood County News supposed to have.....- 7/3/2015 3:50:52 PM
How Many Abortion Facilities in Texas As of 7/2/2015? (salon) Map at Texas Tribune, approximately 21 The U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Monday to temporarily lift Texas' strict regulations on abortion providers means at le.....- 7/2/2015 7:16:46 PM
Whining About the Supreme Court Decision? You are being UNAMERICAN! (salon) Letters from Texas, which is GREAT You have every right to whine and rant. We are a proud nation of whiners and ranters. I fully support your rantitude and your whinarrhea. It’s the America.....- 7/2/2015 7:03:09 PM
About the Confederate Flag-My Opinion (salon) I was talking with a friend of mine last night that was upset that TVLand was taking "Dukes of Hazard" off the playlist. The conversation crysalized for me how I feel about the flag. I do be.....- 7/2/2015 5:43:22 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 7/2/2015 (salon) Ken Paxton, Texas AG, is being investigated Now's the Time to end tax exemptions for religious institutions Hahah. Obama- "I’ve lost count how many Republicans are running for thi.....- 7/2/2015 5:35:28 PM
UPDATED Lady with Opinion Wrote a Letter to the Editor (Glen Rose Reporter Newspaper) - Ron Hankins Had the Writer Investigated BY THE POLICE!!!!! (salon) UPDATE: See letter from the person Ron Hankins was going after wrote to her friends and is distributing, farther down this page. Update: Who decided to treat Ron Hankins' whiny, frivolous c.....- 7/2/2015 5:02:28 PM
Add Erath County Clerk's Office to Texas Counties That Uphold the Constitution (salon) UPDATE: See letter from the person Ron Hankins was going after wrote to her friends and is distributing, farther down this page. Update: Who decided to treat Ron Hankins' whiny, frivolous c.....- 7/1/2015 4:42:27 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 7/1/2015 (salon) All the mulch out and around trees and luckily it RAINED last night so it soaked the mulch and ground and thus will be protecting the trees even more. Missed, because it was either raining or cloudy, .....- 7/1/2015 12:20:19 PM
More on Marriage-George Takai on Internment Camps and Black/White Marriages (salon) LOVED this from George Takai I also thought that Clarence Thomas's dissent was ridiculous. He said that those held in slavery did not lose their dignity. Please. But George Takai has a person.....- 7/1/2015 10:54:44 AM
UPDATED - SHE HAS BEEN SUED - July 6 -Katie Lang CAVES IN.... Hood County WILL now issue marriage licences for same sex couples (salon) Lawsuit settled. Katie Lang costs Hood County taxpayers almost 44k AND here's the marriage license... FINALLY, from CBS 11 So, according to HCNews this morning July 6 2015, a lawsuit HAS bee.....- 6/30/2015 7:56:58 PM
UPDATED- Here we go- Federal Law Suit Against Katie Lang, Hood County Clerk That Won't Give out Marriage Licenses to Same Sex Couples (salon) UPDATED AGAIN July 6- this is like a REligious Expression Revolving door! Hah. The couple SUED (today, Monday) because Katie Lang was playing games. DMN  Update at 10:28 a.m.: In a.....- 6/30/2015 6:53:21 PM
Oklahoma State Supreme Court says the Ten Commandment Statue on Govt Property has to go (salon) Have been following this forever, including back in December 2013, where an attorney said if the religious 10 commandments monument stayed, then the Satanists monument would have to go up. There .....- 6/30/2015 6:35:17 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused 6/30/2015 (salon) This is the last time I'm ever going to say "gay marriage" or "same sex marriage". From now on, it's just MARRIAGE. What if we treated ALL consent like society treats se.....- 6/30/2015 6:44:00 PM
Somervell County Appraisal Review Board Meeting VIDEO 6/30/2015 (salon) This is the last time I'm ever going to say "gay marriage" or "same sex marriage". From now on, it's just MARRIAGE. What if we treated ALL consent like society treats se.....- 6/30/2015 2:03:04 PM
Somervell Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks at Wheeler Branch-2015 (salon) Parade/Glen Rose Gather at elementary at 9:30 if you are in it...,parade starts at 10 and ends at methodist church Fireworks at Wheeler Branch, gates open at 7 am, fireworks show at 9:30 .....- 6/30/2015 2:28:14 PM
Jon Stewart on the Same - Sex Marriage Decision-hah (salon) The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive Justice Alito- “I assume that those who cling to old beliefs will be ab.....- 6/30/2015 8:39:49 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 6/29/2015 (salon) I'ts surprising how cool the days have been. There's been one part of the day lately where the temperatures are very high but then there's a coolness underlying the day. GREAT for this tim.....- 6/29/2015 9:36:23 PM
Anonymous Speech in Various Venues- Acceptable in this day and age? (salon) Something happened against someone that I know in this last week that I consider to be a highly reprehensible and harrassing action. . I'll be writing more specifically about that issue in th.....- 6/29/2015 6:03:01 PM
In Waco, Sandy Creek Energy Associates Tried to Lowball Their Appraisal Tax Due (salon) WacoTrib Sandy Creek Energy Associates protested MCAD’s appraisal of $1.05 billion, asking the independent Appraisal Review Board to shave off $662.7 million. The board instead chose to set.....- 6/29/2015 10:36:33 AM
Because Threatening People With Hell and Torment IS Offensive (salon) I'm offended by some things I see or experience in this life. When I am, I can choose to get over it and keep going, ie, ignore whatever it was, remove myself if possible from the situation that i.....- 6/28/2015 8:41:41 PM
Short Housekeeping Note- Changed the Format of the Front Page a Little (salon) Regular readers know for quite some time I've had it where there was a small bit of the subject on any given blog with a link to read the entire thing. I like that but for a change decided to put .....- 6/28/2015 1:15:29 PM
A FREE giveaway to the first same-sex couple to marry in Somervell County!! (pharper) In honor of the United States Supreme Court ruling of marriage equality, I as an individual am offering this to the first same-sex couple to register and marry in Somervell County! 1. Free vid.....- 6/27/2015 10:55:48 AM
Charleston (Jared) Undoubtedly, anyone who watches the news will have heard about the recent shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. It would be redundant for me to point out how terrible an act this shooting was.....- 6/27/2015 1:48:38 AM
Updated- Called Somervell County Clerk's Office To Ask If They were issuing same sex marriage licenses (salon) Updated 6/30/2015. Called up just to see again today, spoke to April, they WILL be issuing the marriage licences but won't be able to do it this week, waiting on a software update.  Also c.....- 6/26/2015 3:06:39 PM
Video-Somervell County Appraisal District Meeting 6/26/2015 (salon) I was watching the video from last night's Somervell County Hospital District meeting and someone mentioned (I think it was Ray Reynolds) that there was to be an appraisal district meeting this mo.....- 6/26/2015 12:16:10 PM
#LoveWins -SCOTUS Rules Same Sex Couples can Marry ANYWHERE in the US (salon) El Paso Times The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. Gay and lesbian couples already can marry in 36 states and the Distri.....- 6/26/2015 12:09:10 PM
Video- Somervell County Hospital District Meeting 6/25/2015 (salon) El Paso Times The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. Gay and lesbian couples already can marry in 36 states and the Distri.....- 6/26/2015 8:01:13 AM
Luminant Protesting Property Values in Cameron County TX- Will this happen with Comanche Peak? (salon) Cameron Herald Luminant informed the ARB that they were protesting the appraisal of their electric generating plants, Sandow 4 and Sandow 5. They believe that instead of the $464 million of taxab.....- 6/25/2015 11:53:20 PM
EFH- Scrapping Bankruptcy Auction to Pursue Reorganization- June 25 2015 (salon) Reuters Energy Future has proposed splitting itself in two. The Luminant power generating business and its TXU retail utility would be spun off to the senior creditors of those units, while the p.....- 6/25/2015 11:46:14 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 6/25/2015 (salon) Really a great day. I was watching the video of the Somervell County Hospital Board and making clips of things that particularly interested me, when I saw the notice that the SCOTUS had ruled re: Affo.....- 6/25/2015 3:52:46 PM
Demographic Changes in Somervell County between 2010 and 2014 (salon) from Texas Tribune Somervell County Total population: 8,694   2010 2014 Percent change White 6,624 6,678 0.8% Black .....- 6/25/2015 3:02:07 PM
WONDERFUL DAY! SCOTUS upholds Affordable Health Care Act (salon) Gawker Texas Tribune The lawsuit known as King v. Burwell questioned whether the Internal Revenue Service could give tax credits to people who purchased plans on the federal exchange. The chal.....- 6/25/2015 2:56:33 PM
Glen Rose Medical Center Not in Compliance with Paying Somervell County CAD Tax payments (salon) This was from the meeting on 6/23/2015 of the Somervell County Hospital District, that's my hub making the comment. Have heard informally that AFTER this meeting Ray Reynolds went down and finally.....- 6/25/2015 2:32:22 PM
Chip Harrison all ready to expand and ratchet up your tax money (salon) from Somervell County Hospital District meeting 6/23/2015 Gee, what in the fool does he think is going to happen? You can't keep spending spending spending without raising taxes at some point. .....- 6/25/2015 12:58:29 PM
Pie in Sky-Add More Surgeons to Glen Rose Medical Center? (salon) This was unintentionally hilarious. Here's Ray Reynolds talking about how he wants to beef up the surgery department by adding a couple of surgeons, and then is roundly smacked down by the dissert.....- 6/25/2015 12:44:03 PM
Transfers to Other facilities versus keeping people at Glen Rose Medical Center (salon) This was unintentionally hilarious. Here's Ray Reynolds talking about how he wants to beef up the surgery department by adding a couple of surgeons, and then is roundly smacked down by the dissert.....- 6/25/2015 12:56:37 PM
Ray Reynolds Says Many of the Inpatient Surgeries Could be done as Outpatient (salon) I found this very interesting because it really has to do with the cost of healthcare, both at a national level and the debt on an individual patient. Ray Reynolds is basically talking about how more .....- 6/25/2015 12:37:18 PM
Org Chart-501a Reports to Ray Reynolds (salon) from Somervell County Hospital District meeting 6/23/2015 Update: 3/30/2017-Realized the other day that there are no screen shots nor rough transcript, so if you can't see the video, you have n.....- 6/25/2015 12:28:40 PM
Oh, Did you Think Chip Harrison was a Fiscal Conservative! Having a Laugh! (salon) From the Somervell County Hospital District meeting on 6/23/2015 where Chip Harrison was quick to want to get an RFP to spend more money on building.I am not a number cruncher but even rudimentar.....- 6/25/2015 12:16:43 PM
Dr Justus Peters has put in his resignation at Pecan Family Medical Center (salon) from Somervell County Hospital District board meeting 6/23/2015 (Incidentally, is it appropriate of Ray Reynolds to talk in a public meeting about Peter's divorce? Sheesh. Does Ray Reynolds gossip.....- 6/25/2015 11:59:56 AM
Predatory Glen Rose Medical Center wants to spend MORE tax money in Hood County (salon) My opinion about whether Somervell County Hospital District should spend taxpayer money in Hood County is well known to readers of my blog as I have expressed it repeatedly. I do not believe that taxp.....- 6/25/2015 11:40:51 AM
What Might Happen with Glen Rose Medical Center in 10 years? (salon) from Somervell County Hospita District meeting 6/23/2015 Rough Transcript, watch video for exact wording. Ray Reynolds speaking. I think in the next 10 years all small hospitals are going to hav.....- 6/25/2015 10:11:56 AM
About the 1115 Waiver and Gaming the System (salon) from the Somervell County Hospital District meeting 6/25/2015 Rough Transcript: please watch the video for exact wording "We saw that with the 1115 program. The 1115 program, during year on.....- 6/25/2015 9:02:02 AM
About Dr Turk at Glen Rose Medical Center (salon) Discussed at 6/23/2015 Somervell County Hospital District meeting that he is not a *long term player*. Read also Historical Communications and Reports by Jay and Shelley Turk re: Glen Rose M.....- 6/25/2015 10:16:03 AM
Videos- Somervell County Hospital District meetings for 6/23/2015 (salon) Full board meeting - here's the agenda. Will be making clips over the next few days of interesting parts of this.  Somervell County Hospital District Budget and Finance Committee Meeti.....- 6/24/2015 4:28:25 PM
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