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Video- Iraq and Muslim World's Worst Fears of Occupation Come True-Bush Speech (salon) Compilation of what Bush said about enduring relationship (I think that's a SOFA agreement) with Iraq, with some comments about what it means. Includes what was told to people like Tim Russert about t.....- 9/14/2007 5:35:33 PM
Video- Bush Nation Building With His Permanent Presence in Iraq? Jeff Sessions and Claire McCaskill (salon) As you can tell, I'm doing some different compilations of just what Bush has said, because truly, it's a far cry from our original invasion of Iraq with a man who said he wasn't going to nation-build,.....- 9/14/2007 5:33:01 PM
VIDEO- Bush on Enduring Relationship that will keep troops in Iraq... for a VERY LONG TIME (salon) Since the headlines today were all happy-butt Bringing The Troops Home Before the Next Election- except it's not really bringing the troops home, it's bringing home the same number that's been ramped .....- 9/14/2007 5:00:59 PM
Does Bush Care About the Welfare of the Troops, ie, Limiting Time for Duration? Nope! (salon) Video clip from Hardball yesterday which is astoundingly arrogant. Tim Russert talks about how Bush has said that if a proposal such as Jim Webb's goes through, that would limit the time the military .....- 9/14/2007 4:36:13 PM
Audio from KERA's Think- The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation (salon) Interesting interview from the other day.  PODCAST hereWhat factors influence your political choices? According to Professor Drew Westen, emotion plays a much more important role than reason. He'll jo.....- 9/14/2007 4:09:35 PM
Jon Stewart Video-Iraq Me Dave Petraeus (salon) - 9/14/2007 3:26:13 PM
My Ha-Ha O Day- Making Fun of Guiliani's Staring Eyeballs Video (salon) Last night while watching some of the after-WarMongerInChief's speech coverage, we saw Rudy Guiliani on Larry King. I don't really care what he said, he's a creepy immoral guy  but O His Eyes! Heh. Vi.....- 9/14/2007 2:52:41 PM
Back to the Phones to Call every Congressional Rep about Bush's Never-Ending War-DID YOU CALL YET???? (salon) Even IF Bush pulls out the same number of troops as we get closer to election time that brings the number, not LOWER, but back to pre-surge levels, he's still threatening to keep us tied, via military.....- 9/14/2007 12:49:48 PM
*Enduring* Presence in Iraq aka SOFA Agreement-What Say the Democratic Presidential Candidates? (salon) I have been writing about the Status of Forces Agreement in Iraq for a long time and last night, Bush, although he didn't CALL this the SOFA agreement, alluded to a long term, YEARS LONG presence in I.....- 9/14/2007 12:43:25 PM
Sigh. Wish There Was SOMEONE I liked for Senator in Texas-Mikal Watts Does Not Impress Either (salon) As I've mentioned before, I haven't been paying too much attention to the Senate races in Texas, except occasionally. I can't stand Cornyn *My Nose Is Bush Brown*, and am not impressed at all with Ric.....- 9/14/2007 12:03:20 PM
Will Bush Be Able To Get Away With Leaving Troops in Iraq for YEARS????? (salon) Last night after hearing Bush speak about how he was going to make an agreement with Iraq to leave troops there for years and years, I got depressed. Oh, yeah, the headlines in some of the local newsp.....- 9/14/2007 10:29:25 AM
Wind Farm near Lingleville (Erath County) Texas - BP and Clipper Own *Silver Star I* (salon) - 9/14/2007 10:11:22 AM
Wild West Festival in Springtown (Parker Co) Texas on Saturday (salon) My great great grandfather and other kin are buried in the Springtown Cemetery and lived in Agnes, so I feel a closeness to that area. This festival sounds fun. Jail breaks, shoot-outs and stage coach.....- 9/14/2007 10:06:33 AM
Granbury (Hood County) Texas Gas Tank EXPLODES in a fireball- like Roman Candles (salon) " href="http://media.star-telegram.com/smedia/2007/09/14/08/477-0914_Explosion_2.standalone.prod_affiliate.58.jpg" rel="storyImg">" src="http://media.star-telegram.com/smedia/2007/09/14/08/401-0914_Ex.....- 9/14/2007 10:00:49 AM
Bob *Swift Boat* Perry and Rick Noriega- Ought Candidates EVER To Take Money from the Unscrupulous? (salon) There isn't anyone, nationally, that doesn't know of Bob Perry, mostly for his funding of the Swift Boat Veteran group that trashed John Kerry; more recently here for his ties to the law firm that is .....- 9/14/2007 9:49:05 AM
Don't Wait for Legislative Action (pstern) Education?  Property taxes?  Toll roads?   Don't hold your breath!!! Hold on to your hats, folks.  Legislators again are promising to give sorely needed financing to schools and relieve homeowners of .....- 9/14/2007 7:34:09 AM
VIDEO- Asked by Senator Warner if The Iraq War is Making America Safer, Gen Petraeus Punts (salon) - 9/13/2007 4:32:56 PM
VIDEO- Petraeus Says No Connection Between 9/11 and Iraq in Exchange with Senator Byrd (salon) When I was watching Hardball last night, I heard Chris Matthew express outrage about how definitively Petraes discounted any connection between 9/11 and Iraq, but there were NO clips of it on the show.....- 9/13/2007 4:27:00 PM
Ain't it Great That the Man Who is Texas Governor Spends More Time OUT OF Texas? (salon) because, ugh, he's no doubt hoping when people forget what a loser Bush is, that Rick Perry will run for a national office. This week he's in California. Hasn't he done ENOUGH damage to Texas without .....- 9/13/2007 2:38:49 PM
Why are the Texas Teachers Retirement System's Salaries for Pension Managers SECRET?????????? (salon) Editorial in the AAS about how, mind-bogglingly, the state Supreme Court ruled that pay and bonuses of pension fund managers are HIDDEN from the public that PAYS THEIR SALARIES.Teacher Retirement Syst.....- 9/13/2007 2:03:12 PM
DC Madam Palfrey Perturbed that ABC Didn't Out Those High-Profile Customers (salon) I don't watch ABC much but I actually watched the show where Brian Ross talked about the list of customers supplied to him by Palfrey. The show was along the tone of "Nothing to See Here, Move Al.....- 9/13/2007 1:47:44 PM
Infrastructure Problem? The PR Push to Replace Government Public Funding with Private-Public Partnerships (salon) I was planning to take a trip by train this summer up north but about a week after I booked the trip, the bridge collapsed into the Mississippi-and the trip I had planned was going to go over the Miss.....- 9/13/2007 12:39:18 PM
Terax Energy (Which has about 4 Gas Wells in Erath County, TX) Is Being Sued by SEC (salon) Apparently, Terax said that they were extending their leases in Erath County ...and expected six wells to generate more than $750,000 per month in oil and gas within 30 days.But the SEC said that on J.....- 9/13/2007 12:28:49 PM
Justice Dept Lets Chiquita (Bananas) Off the Hook for Illegally Paying Off Columbian Terrorists (salon) All in a day's work. First, a little background I wrote about before that includes Chertoff's connection to this. Now, from yesterdayThe Justice Department said Tuesday it will not prosecute 10 Chiqui.....- 9/13/2007 11:27:20 AM
More on Texas Republican Land Commissioner Patterson Selling Park Land To His Pals (salon) Wrote about this before and South Texas Chisme mentions it again yesterday.As is pointed out, even though SOMEBODY from the Land Office is trying to sell the public that there are so many deed restric.....- 9/13/2007 11:01:49 AM
So... John Cornyn Doesn't Like the Ban on Mexican Trucks Driving in the US (salon) Are those Republicans in Hood County who were so viciously racist listening? Via South Texas Chisme. which points out that Cornyn, or should be say Cronyyn, is concerned about Texas jobs if the trucks.....- 9/13/2007 10:55:35 AM
Huh! Blackwater PR To Push Mercenaries as Peace-Keeping Forces in Darfur (salon) Tell me if YOU read this and see the same thing I do. Blackwater is just drooling to get a piece of the UN's *peace-keeping* troops action and has written a piece to both soft-pedal what Blackwater do.....- 9/13/2007 10:51:55 AM
Nuclear Power Plant Shutdown O Day- Fitzpatrick Nuclear Plant in NY (salon) Rough water on Lake Ontario led to the shutdown of a nuclear power plant in central New York this morning. Bonnie Bostian at the James Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant says the facility was manually sh.....- 9/13/2007 10:48:28 AM
Soldiers Who Signed Anti-War Op Ed Piece Die in Iraq-One Soldier's Mother wants an Explanation (salon) Two U.S. soldiers whose signatures appeared on an op-ed piece in The New York Times critical of the war in Iraq were among seven Americans killed in a truck accident outside of Baghdad, family members.....- 9/13/2007 10:45:57 AM
Our Fiendish Military-Does the RIght to Bear Arms Include a Machine-Gun-Toting Robot? (salon) Run by a joystick, like the little remote control cars you played with as a kid. Except these are lethal.These aren't autonomous robots, of course (so begone, you Terminator nightmares, at least for n.....- 9/13/2007 10:41:09 AM
Will THIS Change Chet Edward's Mind About the Spy-On-Americans Bill? McConnell Lied to Congress (salon) Well, Newsweek says he *admits error*. -Intel czar Mike McConnell told Congress a new law helped bring down a terror plot. The facts say otherwise.In a new embarrassment for the Bush administration's .....- 9/13/2007 10:31:46 AM
Republicans Think Deaths of Troops in Iraq are a *Small Price to Pay* (salon) Just yesterday on CNN, Wolf Blitzer asked John Boehner, the leader of the GOP in the House, this question (video on Horse's Mouth):"The loss in blood, the Americans who are killed every month, ho.....- 9/13/2007 10:28:09 AM
Glen Rose Freshman David Dulcie at Baylor to Perform at Acoustic Cafe tonight (salon) From the Baylor Lariat"You just sit down and know what to write about," Dulcie said. "If you struggle, it usually doesn't end up as good." Dulcie said he has written around 30 &quo.....- 9/13/2007 10:25:59 AM
Blast Kills Al-Anbar Province Sheik-Um... IN Anbar Province (salon) I guess it's not as safe as the Yahoos in Government would have you believe. A prominent Iraqi Sunni tribal leader, who has been working with the US against al-Qaeda in Iraq in al-Anbar province since.....- 9/13/2007 10:21:00 AM
E! on Bush Referring to Condi Rice as his *Date*- The Continuing Saga of the Bush Breakup (salon) From The Awful TruthAs we gabbed yesterday, George and Laura Bush are definitely drifting further apart. I mean, Dubya even recently referred to Condi Rice as his “date”—a delicious femme factoid my E.....- 9/13/2007 10:14:25 AM
Video- Grannies In Brooklyn Protest Against the Iraq War on September 9th (salon) - 9/12/2007 10:31:53 PM
Why Are We Supporting Sunni Insurgents and Tribal Sheiks Instead of Upholding Iraq Democracy? (salon) I see someone else is wondering much the same thing I did the other day. The Anbar Province example is all about propping up, though money and weapons, the Sunni Sheiks who themselves are not part of .....- 9/12/2007 10:26:21 PM
VIDEO- WhyGuy From WFAA Visits Glen Rose To Find About the Cat Captured On Camera at Tiger Stadium (salon) - 9/12/2007 10:20:20 PM
Wendy, Wendy, Wendy- Is that *Hooker* Wendy from New Orleans Who Screwed David Vitter or his Wife Wendy (salon) Maybe David Vitter was a little confused, after all both the hooker AND his wife are named Wendy. Or maybe that made it convenient so that if he called out *Wendy* in his sleep, he'd never call the wr.....- 9/12/2007 7:04:21 PM
Clinton Eugene Curtis confesses to writing software to hack election for Tom Feeney (joe) - 9/12/2007 6:54:48 PM
Horse Slaughter: America's Dirty Little Secret (pstern) What's new at the dinner table:  "Pass the horse, please."  Well, the battle goes on here in Texas for most people to protect the honor and status of the horse. State Senators and House Repr.....- 9/12/2007 5:53:51 PM
Heh! VIDEO- Asking Dallas Residents *If Bush Moves Back to Dallas* (really, Highland Park) (salon) - 9/12/2007 4:50:42 PM
Busted: Cop caught on tape making up lies and threatening a driver (joe) So this cop thought he was being smart...he disabled his carcam in his car, but he didn't realize the person's car whom he was harrassing had one too. When you watch the video note when the guy is tur.....- 9/12/2007 4:25:28 PM
Vote for a Republican for President... and You're Voting in 10 More Years of War in Iraq (salon) Now, if you're the bloodthirsty type that is happy to spend time and human treasure shoring up Bush's War Adventure Legacy, go for it. The rest of us will try to follow Christian principles, ala ".....- 9/12/2007 4:23:30 PM
Duckie Pics- 4 Ducklings Hatched Today (salon) - 9/12/2007 4:12:53 PM
GloryPark in Arlington, TX-I wonder if more people's homes will be taken thru eminent domain for this. (salon) " href="http://media.star-telegram.com/smedia/2007/09/12/05/998-209846-170935.standalone.prod_affiliate.58.jpg" rel="storyImg">" src="http://media.star-telegram.com/smedia/2007/09/12/05/70-209846-1709.....- 9/12/2007 3:48:21 PM
Video-H-E-D-G-E -(Sing Along With Me, Y'all!) (salon) - 9/12/2007 3:36:19 PM
Union Sues to Stop ICE Raids at Meatpacking Plants (includes one in Texas) (salon) A union representing workers at six Swift & Co. meatpacking plants, including one in Texas, sued federal immigration authorities Wednesday, alleging agents violated the workers' rights during raid.....- 9/12/2007 3:25:26 PM
Federal Judge Dismisses D Hudson's Case against the RRC - DeBerry, Panola (Texas) Contaminated Water (salon) A little background. And now the details sent on by Bill Gordon of Erath County, TexasIN THE UNiTED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS MARSHALL DIVISION REV. DAVID HUDSON individu.....- 9/12/2007 3:21:17 PM
The Alamo Tradition in Texas-Or- Have you Called Your Congress Person Today to Say Vote AGAINST Escalation? (salon) I keep reading, with a sense of doom, these articles that say the Democrats are going to cave in and vote to fund Bush's escalation through at least next spring, to the time the Bush administration wa.....- 9/12/2007 11:50:30 AM
Hillary Clinton took money from someone convicted of fraud...giving it back she is asking they send it from a different bank (joe) Yes, really! The 260 donors that bundled their money with Mr. Hsu are being sent back their money with a note telling them they can still contribute but they need to send it from their own bank accoun.....- 9/12/2007 11:05:07 AM
Bush's Markup Price On Soldiers-Prices To Come Down 30 Percent (SALE!) At Election Time (salon) You know how some unscrupulous stores do, right? They mark up the prices on items past what they would normally sell for, so that later on, during a big advertised SALE! they can mark the prices down .....- 9/12/2007 11:35:54 AM
Remembering the Y2K Fear of Terror Attack- Gee, that was BEFORE 2001 (salon) I was thinking this afternoon about how I wanted to go spend 2000 in downtown Dallas at Pegasus Plaza, where there was going to be a big party. The IT part of Y2K was more important to me than an atta.....- 9/11/2007 4:07:41 PM
Rumour Mill- Looks like Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) May Get a Republican Challenger (salon) Suppose you were the RNC and you were trying to find a candidate (a much BETTER candidate than Trust Fund Baby Van Campen Taylor) to run against a Democratic congressman who represents... BUSH'S Distr.....- 9/11/2007 3:37:07 PM
Remembering 9/11 (joe) “Let us not forget the world was with America in our sorrow on September 11, 2001.  The world was prepared to unite with America in a cooperative effort to challenge terrorists who attempt to disrupt .....- 9/11/2007 12:30:26 PM
Larry Craig, like the rest of the republicans, has no honor (joe) This is one of the reasons we are in the mess we are in...people like Larry Craig thinking they can just bypass the law. Instead of doing the honorable thing by resigning he instead challenges the ver.....- 9/11/2007 11:39:33 AM
Soldiers want Chet Edwards to embed with them in Iraq for a few weeks (joe) I wonder if Chet will accept the offer to embed with a military unit in Iraq that is NOT in the green zone...maybe that would help change his mind about funding the war.http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/m.....- 9/11/2007 11:34:47 AM
Jon Stewart Spoofs Larry Craig R Kelly Style- "Trapped in the Closet" (salon) - 9/11/2007 10:18:23 AM
Rob Cordry/Jon Stewart on Larry Craig- *Trapped in the Men's Room* (salon) - 9/11/2007 10:13:48 AM
Colin Powell: Terrorists are not the greatest threat to the nation (joe) "What is the greatest threat facing us now? People will say it's terrorism. But are there any terrorists in the world who can change the American way of life or our political system? No. Can they.....- 9/11/2007 10:12:08 AM
Jon Stewart on Bush's Trip to Anbar Province Last Week (well, he WAS there for 6 hours!) (salon) - 9/11/2007 10:06:54 AM
Subprime Scandal- List of Recent mortgage closures, mergers and layoffs (salon) from The Truth About Mortgages - More than 250 companies, and more than 40,000 layoffs in the last year. Add Ameriquest and Countrywide to that, too.So why are all these mortgage companies consolidati.....- 9/11/2007 9:47:50 AM
And Here I Thought Subway's Placement of Cheese on Sandwiches was a Whimsy! (salon) From the ConsumeristBack in July, Lefthandedtoons drew a cartoon mocking how Subway has triangle cheese, but never arranges it in a rhombus on the sandwich. Instead, Subway invariably lays it in a raz.....- 9/11/2007 9:43:58 AM
27,000+ U.S. Soldiers wounded, 3500+ U.S. Soldiers dead, how many more before Chet Edwards see's the light? (joe) - 9/11/2007 9:43:34 AM
Geez. If you're black, don't bank at Wells Fargo in Frisco, Texas-They'll Think You're a Robber (salon) Saw this via Pink Dome  - VIDEO of what happened. Basically, a man who lives in Little Elm was with a pal in Wells Fargo bank in Frisco, having a happy conversation with a loan officer, when a teller .....- 9/11/2007 9:39:24 AM
Amusing Email Spam O Day- The Larry Craig Influence (salon) I get a certain amount of spam every day that is immediately routed to my junk email folder-but then I STILL have to go back and clean that out in case somebody sent me something worthwhile. Saw a new.....- 9/11/2007 8:55:09 AM
Reminder that Chet Edwards Said He Wasn't Sure He'd Vote To Let the Telecom Companies Off (salon) Republicans are again pushing no penalties for the Telecom companies that were illegally giving up records without warrants to the Bush administration. Republicans want the law changed so that these g.....- 9/11/2007 8:36:12 AM
Watched more episodes of Ty Murray's Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge Last Night (salon) on CMT. Mostly I watched to see scenes of this area, including all the guys eating at the Hard 8 Barbecue place. And the place they stayed wasn't in Stephenville but Glen Rose, Quail Ridge. I know I'v.....- 9/11/2007 8:26:14 AM
Patrick Barkman of Cleburne (Johnson Co) Tx On the Petraus Report (salon) from the Cleburne Times-ReviewOK, what else? The Petraeus report? It’s a lie; you all know that already, right? It’s being written by the White House, not the general. In fact, there were some indicat.....- 9/11/2007 8:04:22 AM
9/11-Six Years- GET OVER IT ALREADY! (salon) Boy, today is one day where, if I even go near the television, it will be to pop in a movie. I am sick to death of hearing about 9/11. I have heard about it every single day for six years from politic.....- 9/11/2007 7:57:42 AM
E! Awful Truth on the Bush Family (salon) Dear Ted:I just wanted to know if you noticed in recent pics of the prez and his missus bowing their heads in silence for Hurricane Katrina victims that they were noticeably far from each other and no.....- 9/11/2007 7:34:45 AM
Toll Night at the Texas Capitol (pstern) - 9/10/2007 10:21:41 PM
Kit Bond (R-MO) Wants to Give Telecom Companies Immunity for Breaking the Law Spying On Americans (salon) Knew this was coming after the Congressional vacay break. So, in Republican world, you can break the law and have Congressional buddies fix a law to retroactively make it okay that you broke the law. .....- 9/10/2007 7:27:25 PM
Why Is it that Senator Cornyn Doesn't Meet with the Common Folk, Rather than Interest Groups? (salon) I got an email update about what John Cornyn has done this year, and who he has met with (here's a map of his travels).  I've been a little unhappy that Chet Edwards didn't hold a Town Hall Meeting in.....- 9/10/2007 6:56:54 PM
Bush Says Al-Anbar Province is Safe-What About the 4 Marines That Died in Combat on Sept 6th (salon) Because the city is also called Glen Rose, except it's Glen Rose, Arkansas, I noticed a blurb about a Glen Rose soldier who was killed in Iraq the other day. He was in the Al Anbar province. And anoth.....- 9/10/2007 5:30:24 PM
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