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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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 9/18/2007 12:49:16 PM
Video on Public Financing from Craig McDonald of TPJ- from April 2006 (salon) - 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
I'm not the only Democrat Who Has a Problem with Noriega Taking Bob Perry Money (salon) via McBlogger, who commented on Brazos Democrats post. Incidentally, I have to assume since this is Brazos Democrats, that the people on that blog are also constituents of Chet Edwards. Curious about .....- 9/17/2007 4:15:30 PM
So... If Kerry Were President, HE Would Have an *Enduring* Military Relationship with Iraq... for Years and Years (salon) Ugh. I voted for Kerry. I started off by holding my nose with an ABB attitude (which I still have) and grew to like him, despite his weakness over fighting about the smears ala Swift Boat. That all we.....- 9/17/2007 3:53:54 PM
!Glad to Meet Ya! No, Sir... Er.. I Won't Shake Your Hand! (salon) Gender Gap-1/3 of Men Don't Wash Their Hands After Using the Toilet"Guys need to step up to the sink," I'm not sure I really wanted to know this. Perhaps I need to carry Handi-Wipes and, How.....- 9/17/2007 2:56:15 PM
Waco's Mammoth Site Meets National Park Service Criteria (salon) You know we all love fossils and dinosaurs, etc here. Waco has a number of mammoth bones found along the Bosque River and meets criteria to have the site designated and taken over by the National Park.....- 9/17/2007 2:49:17 PM
Costly Transmission Lines to Be Built Across Texas For Benefit of Private Energy Companies (salon) Here's what I don't get. How come, when neighborhoods are built, they don't all join together to make their own community wind farm, encourage solar energy, etc instead of continuing the idea that one.....- 9/17/2007 2:44:52 PM
Who's Going to Profit from the Texas Power Shortage? Lots! (salon) Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Boone Pickens expect to profit from the rising electricity prices paid by the 23 million people of Texas. Why? BecausePower sales in Texas are increasing 21 percent fast.....- 9/17/2007 2:34:43 PM
Iraq Has Had Enough of the Soldiers-For-Hire Blackwater Mercenaries-But Can They Kick Them Out? (salon) I read two articles that seem to conflict with each other today. First up, Blackwater, whose *security* activities WE pay for with our taxes, continues to mow down Iraqis and the government there has .....- 9/17/2007 2:18:49 PM
Don't Think Texas Should Sell Public Land To Cronies? Speak Up in Austin on Tuesday (salon) via South Texas Chisme. I won't be able to go down to Austin but I hope a lot of people do, it's pretty sickening that the Perry administration, via Jerry Patterson, thinks it's all right to take land.....- 9/17/2007 2:11:11 PM
War on Iraq STILL Has Not Been Declared-Congress, Assume Your Constitutional Responsibility (salon) Great opinion editorial from the FW Star-Telegram.As the petition explained: "Americans deserve to hear their representatives deliberate about a possible war, lest such a momentous course of acti.....- 9/17/2007 2:00:56 PM
Request for Another Gas Processing Plant-at Huckabay (Erath County) Texas (salon) from Bill GordonRe: Today’s issue of The Stephenville Empire Tribune , September, 17, 2007, section 900, “Notice for Draft Permit No. 0789”.Enbridge G&P L.P. of Longview, Texas, has applied to the.....- 9/17/2007 1:47:13 PM
Bob Perry And the Money-Tossing, Name-Calling Thug In Your Neighborhood (salon) McBlogger has an interesting article about the ethics of taking money from Bob Perry, if you're a Democrat. Apparently there are some that believe that a Democrat shouldn't take campaign contributions.....- 9/17/2007 12:51:28 PM
Officials Unveil Plan to Change Legal Name of Texas to "Taxes"!!! (pstern) What's happening in Texas is occurring throughout the nation.The plan is to tax Texans to death!!! Increased property appraisal values More road bond packages More school bond packages Higher property.....- 9/17/2007 9:20:52 AM
Alan Greenspan *This War is Largely About Oil*-I'm sure that makes all the soldiers pleased (salon) particularly since Greenspan was one of those urging the Bushies to go to war. Maybe some like the idea of invading other countries in order to steal their oil, but I happen to believe that's a highly.....- 9/17/2007 8:48:32 AM
R G Alexander, Philanthropist Orthodontist and *Gentleman Farmer* in Glen Rose, Texas (salon) R.G. "Wick" Alexander was in the second grade when he decided he wanted to be a dentist, even though he had never even been to one.His decision came after he overheard his mother tell someon.....- 9/17/2007 8:23:07 AM
Bush Admin's Policy of Drilling on Colorado's Western Slope Source of Backlash Against Republicans (salon) - 9/16/2007 6:16:14 PM
Oil Field Terrorism and the Barnett Shale in North Texas (salon) Interesting article that, first, talks about how 74 percent of oilfield theft occurs (in some other country? Other parts of THIS country? No!) North Texas!According to reports Chrisman put together, 7.....- 9/16/2007 5:35:21 PM
*The Barnards of the Brazos* Dedication Ceremony in Glen Rose, Texas- Speeches- Sept 15, 2007 (salon) Here's a bit of the story of Charles Barnard and Juana Cavasos. The bronze depicts Charles Barnard and Juana Cavasos Barnard, along with Juana's horse Pigeon.According to the legend, .....- 9/16/2007 6:58:29 PM
*The Barnards of the Brazos*- Dedication Ceremony Sept 15, 2007- Part 1- Crowd Scenes (salon) Part 2, the actual ceremony and speeches coming up soon, but I always enjoy looking at the general crowd scenes, who shows up, portraits of the town scenes, etc. Here's Templeton Thompson, who sangYes.....- 9/16/2007 2:53:31 PM
*Girl's Night Out* in Downtown Glen Rose, Texas- Great Marketing Idea! (salon) I didn't see this advertised in the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper but I may have missed it-a friend told me about it. The idea is that, once a month, participating stores in downtown Glen Rose open up .....- 9/16/2007 11:58:32 AM
Tesla Roadster-FINALLY a Sexy Electric Car That Uses NO GAS (salon) Ever since I saw the documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car", I've wondered what company would help truly release us from the greedy deathgrip of the automobile manufacturers who are in ca.....- 9/16/2007 11:17:59 AM
Several Thousand Anti-War Protesters March on Washington on Saturday (salon) - 9/16/2007 9:45:41 AM
Bush the Ill-Mannered -Don't Talk With Your Mouth Open While You're Eating (salon) You know what was a date-killer for me? A guy that I\'d be sitting at dinner with who didn\'t know how to chew with his mouth closed. I remember one guy who, at this restaurant, was talking ab.....- 9/15/2007 2:43:30 PM
John *My Nose is Bush Brown* Cornyn Changes Mind on Troop Withdrawal-Since it was BUSH saying it (salon) Flip-flopping hypocrite.Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) has released a statement praising President Bush’s speech on Iraq last night, saying he is “pleased” that “troops will come home before the year’s end”:.....- 9/15/2007 1:46:54 PM
Bush Insults American's Intelligence AGAIN Today with Radio Address About Role of Troops (salon) See anything familiar about this?While "formidable challenges" remain in Iraq, President Bush said Saturday, the United States will start shifting more troops into support roles - in additio.....- 9/15/2007 1:43:52 PM
Geez. Even Alan Greenspan Thinks Bush Is Fiscally Irresponsible (salon) - 9/15/2007 1:34:40 PM
Illegally Spying-Shouldn't Bush/Cheney Get AT LEAST the Same Fine that the Patriots Did for Spying? (salon) Almost amusing how appalled and upset people are to hear about the New England Patriots spying on opposite teams playbooks AGAINST NFL RULES. I hope all these same people are equally upset about the B.....- 9/15/2007 1:26:23 PM
Request a PUBLIC MEETING- TXU Has Asked TCEQ for an renewal of Hazardous Waste Radioactive Material Storage (salon) This is from the Glen Rose Reporter of Sep 13,2007 and before I write any more, anyone that wants to either submit public comments or request a public meeting can do so-but it has to be within 45 days.....- 9/15/2007 1:09:25 PM
Notes From Glen Rose Reporter Newspaper Week of Sep 13, 2007 (salon) Later this afternoon and evening are some downtown festivities for the unveiling of a statue of the "Barnards of the Brazos" by Robert Summers. There's supposed to be a concert by Templeton .....- 9/15/2007 12:59:25 PM
How Many Troops Will Clinton, Edwards and Obama Leave in Iraq? Richardson Asks-They Won't Answer (salon) I'm not putting this entire Bill Richardson press release that was sent via email to me, because, frankly, I don't really care about the artificial Move-On advert about Petraeus and the Republican stu.....- 9/15/2007 12:41:07 PM
Richardson Says Obama Iraq Plan is *Inadequate and Does Not End the War* (salon) Richardson calls again for all troops out of Iraq now with no residual forces left behindFor Immediate ReleaseSeptember 12, 2007Contact: Tom Reynolds(505) 681-1832AUSTIN, TX -- New Mexico Governor Bil.....- 9/15/2007 12:18:56 PM
So.. Condi Rice Owns A Home AND Shares Line of Credit... With Another Woman (salon) - 9/15/2007 11:59:08 AM
Huckabay Commercial Waste Disposal Well Deal OVER (Erath Co, TX) - N Barba Withdrew (salon) Hello to all, Last week, N Barba's request for withdrawal, WITHOUT prejudice or a two week extension was denied by the RRC examiners. We discovered that this was good, because if the RRC would have ac.....- 9/15/2007 11:16:49 AM
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