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Texas Judge Rules that Corporations May Now Legally Buy Elections (salon) Well, that's what it looks like, anyway. Remember how TAB (Texas Association of Business) funded campaign literature funded by some corporations for, among others, Sid Miller? There are 2 lawsuits out.....- 8/27/2007 12:27:32 PM
Who Wants To be Seen with Gonzales? Not Bush! (salon) When Karl Rove boo-hooed into the microphone and left recently, Bush was there right by his side to see him off. Same thing with Rumsfeld. So what is Gonzales? Chopped Liver? Nuclear Waste? You can't .....- 8/27/2007 12:18:21 PM
Homeland Security's Chertoff's Program to Use Satellites To Look Into Our Homes (salon) I sure HOPE the rumours aren't true that Chertoff is the one to replace incompetent crooked Alberto Gonzales, but it's too much to hope, I'm sure, that Bush won't want to put another mobster in place......- 8/27/2007 12:01:20 PM
Bush's Shiny Anbar Province, Iraq Example is Bribery and Thug Central (salon) Already told you before that the Bush administration is bribing the leaders in Anbar province, both with ammo and moolah.. AND that Gates thinks this is the way to pacify people in the region. Makes y.....- 8/27/2007 11:17:42 AM
Who Knew that Bush's *Ownership Society* was Actually the Subprime Mortgage Ripoff Scam (salon) Yeah. Everybody can own a home as long as you got one of those rip-off mortgage loans. Why am I not surprised. Incidentally, the Jim Hightower Lowdown newsletter has a good article on this subject in .....- 8/27/2007 10:25:59 AM
The Bees That Stung Those People in Millsap Texas? European, Not Africanized (salon) Remember reading that horrendous story a while back of a couple from Millsap, Texas that were stung by hundreds of bees, and people wondered if the reason they stung was that they were Africanized? Th.....- 8/27/2007 10:22:05 AM
Fear-Mongering Headline for Baytown, Tx Roads-Is TxDOT PR Behind This? (salon) So I'm reading this headline from the Houston Chronicle that says "Baytown's Open Roads May be Invitation to Crime: Is violent crime taking a fast lane to Baytown?". The article goes on to i.....- 8/27/2007 9:57:41 AM
Verichip Still Pushing It's Human Implant RFID Chip for Alzheimer's Patients (salon) Last I looked, there weren't many takers, even though a nurse can just wave a wand over the person's arm and read information from the chip EMBEDDED IN HIS OR HER BODY. Frankly, this stuff is creepy b.....- 8/27/2007 9:40:07 AM
Acid Reflux? Implant an RFID Chip (salon) A wireless implant that monitors esophageal reflux could produce more-accurate results for doctors and more comfort for patients than current technology. The device incorporates radio-frequency identi.....- 8/27/2007 9:37:44 AM
Drawing Down the Troops-Will Private Contractors Be Drawn Down Too? Will Any Stay? How Many? (salon) That's a critical question I think the Presidential candidates need to answer. Now. I saw also this morning that the DNI is starting to outsource its intelligence thug activities. Is this OKAY with wh.....- 8/27/2007 8:55:37 AM
Alberto *Mr. Torture* Gonzales Gone- Did Dems Do a Deal? Bush's Surveillance Bill for Gonzo's Head? (salon) Woke up to the heartwarming news that Gonzales will be announcing via a press conference at 9:30 CST that he's gone, I'm sure he needs to spend more time with his family or something. But why now? It .....- 8/27/2007 8:36:55 AM
Po Po People IN the World That Do Not Have Maps (salon) - 8/26/2007 8:19:04 PM
VIDEO- Union Leaders at SPP Protest in Canada Stop Agent Provocateurs From Creating Havor at Protest (salon) - 8/26/2007 7:40:12 PM
100 Degrees Out, I'm Inside.. So Here's a Video of a Bumblebee outside the window (salon) - 8/26/2007 5:14:37 PM
Video from Chet Edwards Town Hall Meeting in Granbury, Texas Part 4-Questions from the Audience (salon) - 8/26/2007 6:38:30 PM
Texas General Land Office Says Screw You To Conservation Fund That Donated Big Bend Land (salon) I wish we'd elected Valinda Hathcox. Sheesh. I certainly hope, since the Fund only donated the land with the provision that it STAY as park land, or conserved land, that they sue the pants off Texas f.....- 8/26/2007 3:51:27 PM
Where Does Nuclear Waste Get Stored? Example of FirstEnergy's Perry Nuclear Power Plant (salon) PR release about how there is even MORE nuclear waste to be stored onsite at Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Ohio. You know, Chet Edwards is all for more nuclear power, and talks about how clean the tech.....- 8/26/2007 3:40:44 PM
Waxahachie Editorial- Paying Taxes to be Propagandized by TxDOT (salon) Great editorial by Paul Perry (no relation to 39 percent) in the Waxahachie Daily Light)Talk about grist for my mill or even fodder for my cannon: Ready, aim, guess what? Everyone’s favorite “underfun.....- 8/26/2007 3:17:16 PM
Why Does Clinton Sneer At Democracy in Iraq? Al-Malaki Tells Critics To Stop (salon) I saw an article about Cllnton joining with Levin to call for Al-Malaki's removal the other day. That, including Bush's comments about how he supports Al-Maliki, while other factions in the Bush admin.....- 8/26/2007 3:00:32 PM
Bush, AWOL from Vietnam, Pushes Out Idiocy to The Gullible (salon) - 8/26/2007 2:29:28 PM
Obama Panders to Republicans in the Name of Bi-Partisanship (salon) I don't have any problem with the 2 parties working together to get things done, but I sure object to pandering to Republicans, whose policies have been extremely detrimental to our country, by wannab.....- 8/26/2007 2:28:22 PM
Bush's Torture Executive Order- The LoopHole for CIA Interrogations that Violate the Geneva Conventions (salon) Since Bush already has been allowing violations of Geneva Conventions, and wanted to have the CIA free from being treated as war criminals (despite his lies about "We do not torture"), it's .....- 8/26/2007 2:26:05 PM
Sid Miller (Tx House Dist 59), the RVAA (Religious Viewpoints AntiDiscrimination Act) and Schools Like SISD (salon) I confess that when this bill, about promoting and protecting student's free speech rights in schools, came up, I couldn't understand why it was even needed. But then, I read that it was to push relig.....- 8/26/2007 2:23:16 PM
Clueless President = Lost Nation (pstern) Maybe the president needs to clean the White House windows to get a better view of middle America.  Eleven million Americans are out of work, while thousands have lost their homes to foreclosure.  Hun.....- 8/26/2007 12:08:03 PM
More on that Hydrogen Sulfate Contamination -Momentum in Albany, Texas Sues DCP For Toxic Gas Migration (salon) The other day I wrote about a meeting concerning DCP in which gas producers were whining about the injection well getting shut down by the Texas Railroad Commission because, um, too much H2S gas getti.....- 8/26/2007 10:38:35 AM
FWST tells people to Get Over RFID Toll Tags-You Vill Haff To Have Vun Anyway, Someday (salon) Right in the article is a part about how easy it is now for evidence about your driving habits to be used in court, because of the tags. And you also can't anymore go ON the toll roads if you don't ha.....- 8/26/2007 10:29:49 AM
Arrggh- TxDOT's Toll Campaign Compares the TTC to Eisenhower's Interstate System (salon) BUT THE INTERSTATE SYSTEM WAS AND IS FREE. Pfftttt! I notice the Brownsville paper doesn't seem too pleased with the idea that TxDOT, while whining that they don't have money to do NEW, FREE ROADS, is.....- 8/26/2007 10:22:32 AM
Boom! Explosions Taking Place on the Property-TimeSlice is back! (salon) Yesterday afternoon,  I heard a loud explosion that sounded like the toilet fell on someone. Looked out and there was a guy from Timeslice on his four-wheeler out in the back property, apparently sett.....- 8/26/2007 10:18:26 AM
Should you Vote for a Flawed Candidate Whose Views You Despise ONLY Because YOu Think He or She Will Win? (salon) Not a secret here that this writer intends to vote for Dennis Kucinich in the primary because I absolutely do not agree with the views of the so-called frontrunners, CALLED so because they have the mo.....- 8/26/2007 10:15:20 AM
How Much DO We Pay for Bush's Visits? (salon) from DemocracyForNewMexicoAnother Republican campaign expense to be be borne by taxpayers -- this one by Americans as a whole -- is the cost of Air Force One. According to the Journal, flight costs fo.....- 8/26/2007 9:57:51 AM
Gas Well Drilling Coming to Dallas County-Grand Prairie Sets Limits On How Close the Wells Can Be (salon) I noticed this Dallas Morning News article says "Don't Say You Weren't Warned", which was a theme in another article recently as well. Isn't that human nature, though, not to pay attention t.....- 8/26/2007 9:55:46 AM
VIDEO-Part 3 of Chet Edwards Town Hall Meeting Granbury (Hood Co) Texas- Questions from the Audience (salon) I have to say that the difference between a Chet Edwards meeting and what I've read about Bush meetings is that Chet actually takes all questions, good and bad, favorable to him or unfavorable, unlike.....- 8/26/2007 9:21:15 AM
Video from Chet Edwards Granbury (Hood Co) Texas Town Hall Meeting Part 2 (salon) My first thought when he said that he heard so often that Homeland Security was a big issue whereever he went was that he, um, hasn't had a Town Hall Meeting in Glen Rose this time, so how is it that .....- 8/25/2007 9:23:33 PM
Attwater Prairie Chicken Eggs Bred at Fossil Rim (Glen Rose) Released in Goliad, Texas (salon) From the Victoria AdvocateTwenty-two endangered Attwater's prairie chickens - 11 cocks and 11 hens - were set out in two pens Friday afternoon to acclimate to their new home in Goliad County, a ranch .....- 8/25/2007 3:46:39 PM
Audio/Video from Chet Edwards' Hood County (Granbury, Texas) Town Hall Meeting on Friday August 24, 2007-Part 1 (salon) Since there was no town hall meeting scheduled for people in Somervell County, we went to the Hood County meeting in Granbury. (Will say again that I think it's important and want Edwards to have a to.....- 8/25/2007 8:49:01 PM
Met with House Representative Chet Edwards (D) yesterday (Chair) Some things I walked away with...Chet Edwards is involved with the local leaders of the communities of Glen Rose and Granbury to find out what he can do to help and where needs/concerns are. Chet Edwa.....- 8/25/2007 11:23:46 AM
Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) Met With Some Residents This Morning at Big Cup Cafe Restaurant (salon) A few notes from the meeting. There were roughly 15-20 people in attendance, to include a few of the county commissioners (Mike Ford, James Barnard, and Lloyd Wirt) and Judge Maynard. Also Larry Smith.....- 8/24/2007 11:58:34 AM
On that Ethics Complaint from 2006 That Alvis Yardley Filed Against Sid Miller (Tx House Dist 59) (salon) Here's where I wrote about it at the time, and of course, Miller was fine for ethics violations. I noticed an article in the Stephenville paper from today in which Miller talks about his actions regar.....- 8/23/2007 11:24:40 PM
Sid Miller (TX House Dist 59)'s Campaign Finance Report for July 16, 2007 (salon) First up, the man needs to get someone who can spell-I thought Miller used to be a teacher-perhaps he should proofread the reports that go in under his name. Second, he (or whoever enters this) contin.....- 8/23/2007 12:41:11 PM
TxDOT needs a short leash (pstern) It's time to end TxDOT's autonomy and anti-community actions Thanks to officials like Gov. Rick Perry and Rep. Mike Krusee during the past several years the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) .....- 8/22/2007 8:23:40 PM
Bruce Fein: Why is *Queen* Pelosi's Voice the Final One On Whether Bush Gets Impeached? (salon) from Salon. Ugh, I didn't know this about Conyers.The prospect of an impeachment inquiry by the House judiciary committee would concentrate the minds of the president and vice president wonderfully on.....- 8/22/2007 2:51:30 PM
Chet Edwards IS Coming to Somervell County- at 8:00 am to Big Cup Eatery Restaurant on Friday (salon) Public welcome. I don't know why Chet Edwards office in Cleburne didn't know about this. I found out by asking in the judge's office at the County Courthouse. I told Judge Maynard's secretary that I w.....- 8/22/2007 2:24:43 PM
NOW the US is beginning to worry about *Sovereign Investment Funds*-Undue Political Leverage? (salon) Title: US Fears Overseas Funds Could Buy Up America. I find it hard to believe no one in the Bush administration has thought about this up till now. No, ONLY when it looks like the bottom will fall ou.....- 8/22/2007 1:16:00 PM
Animal Homie Stuff O Day (salon) A stray cat that looks like a chocolate point siamese was probably dumped in the country by someone who thought it would be okay. She's female and a well-fed white cat with a collar got her preggers. .....- 8/22/2007 1:08:14 PM
Since Tx Leg Gave TXU What it Wanted, TXU and KKR's 17 MILLION DOLLARS IN Lobby money sure paid off (salon) Remind me of why Clinton's disingenous comments about lobbyist money don't pan out. Because of CRAP like this.TXU Corp. and the private equity firms trying to buy the company spent about $17 million o.....- 8/22/2007 12:35:09 PM
Chet Edwards (US Dist 17-TX) To Hold Town Hall Meeting in Granbury (Hood County) This Friday (salon) - 8/22/2007 12:13:57 PM
Some Johnson County (TX) Residents Voice Opposition to War in Chet Edwards Meeting (salon) Several voiced opposition to the war. One man asked why the Democratic Congress won’t stop appropriating money for it.“I know there are different opinions about the war and thank our vets present toda.....- 8/22/2007 12:07:47 PM
Latest Tax Grab Scam in Hays County! (pstern) If this is successful, other counties will try to abuse taxpayers in the same manner.Hays County Commissioners Looking to Triple-Tax Homeowners "The more things change, the more they stay the sam.....- 8/21/2007 3:57:44 PM
Clinton *The Surge is Working*-Um. How's That? Because There Are Mucho Troops and Walls Built Around All the Burbs? (salon) I really will try to hold back my disgust at Clinton's positions, but I came across this post from Frank Dwyer that encapsulates my position. When we first heard of Bush's *surge* aka escalation, I fu.....- 8/21/2007 2:05:27 PM
From Scripting News: Journalism is the New Catholic Church. Without the Savior. (salon) A news story should summarize points of view that are available in full on the newspaper website. The newspapers should try to host the blogs of the people they quote. Instead they cling to the fictio.....- 8/21/2007 12:06:25 PM
Illegal Surveillance- THE DAY AFTER the Hospital/Ashcroft Scene, Bush Authorized It Again (salon) Even though he KNEW it was illegal and the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General wouldn't authorize it. Scumbag.But putting those questions aside for a moment, today's letter is revealing in at.....- 8/21/2007 12:04:01 PM
If David *I Heart Prostitutes* Vitter's Approval Rating is 66 percent, the Myth of Republican Family Values is OVER (salon) and on a related note, it's kind of surprised me as to why, in the Republican race, Guiliani is so far up, since he is a scumbag. Either Republicans are just not paying attention or the Vaunted Family.....- 8/21/2007 11:30:06 AM
Is Warren Buffett Going After Countrywide (Plano, TX) and TXU (if the KKR Deal falls through?) (salon) Interesting. First up, I hadn't really thought about Countrywide being part of the whole subprime mortgage debacle but god knows I see enough commercials about it on the television. Warren Buffett, wh.....- 8/21/2007 11:26:55 AM
Bush Loves Leaded Chinese Toys-Why, He MUST, Since He Fought Against Regulation (salon) I can agree that government shouldn't step in to do all functions for the populace. But heck, it ought to do SOME, like regulating imports from other countries, particularly when we're losing manufact.....- 8/21/2007 11:13:04 AM
Why I Am Not a Kossack et al- The Chart on Iraq for Prez Candidates that is Missing a Couple (salon) I read Huffington Post regularly and I steer clear of any posts that are about Kos or anyone that subscribes to that philosophy. And I know that Jerome Armstrong is a pal of his, and has also been a p.....- 8/21/2007 11:09:04 AM
Why Would ANYONE Shop at Walmart anymore? They quietly removed poisoned dog treats and didn't tell anyone (salon) How irresponsible is that? And it isn't even JUST that they were all sneaky about it, it's that CHINA and other countries is where they get their chit. Maybe nobody cares about that anymore-I remember.....- 8/21/2007 9:21:30 AM
Geez. Brazos River's Water to be Sucked Out and Sold .. for GAS drillers (Granbury, Hood Co, TX) (salon) I really, really hate reading this type of thing. On the one hand, you have conservation districts that are attempting to regulate in some fashion what is happening to water availability (Somervell op.....- 8/21/2007 9:11:12 AM
BOOM! Nuclear Fuel Leak at Tennessee Fuel Processing Plant Kept Secret for THREE YEARS (salon) I'm a little tired, aren't you, of hearing the "Ve Can't Tell You This, It's a SECRET" ... especially when it comes to life-threatening situations that seem more like government protecting a.....- 8/21/2007 8:57:23 AM
TxDOT- No Money to Build FREE Roads for EVERYONE- But Multi-Millions Of Dollars of OUR MONEY to Sell Toll Roads (salon) What does this say about our state? Look, you don't like the toll roads, well, we'll not only take your land through eminent domain for the benefit of a private company and make you pay for riding on .....- 8/21/2007 8:51:13 AM
Why does VP Cheney's Office Have the Wiretap Documents Congress Wants? (salon) - 8/21/2007 8:42:46 AM
Fort Hood To Take Judicial Action Against Military Personnel Over That Missing Soldier Who Died (salon) Remember how strange that case got after Lawrence Sprader died on one of the hottest days around here? And how the cell phone records proved that he wasn't willingly left out in the wilderness on his .....- 8/21/2007 8:41:42 AM
You Can Be Female, NOT Want Clinton for President, But Want a Female President (salon) Just not her. I saw a post by South Texas Chisme (which I really LOVE to read, incidentally) that quotes some goofy articles about why some might be against Clinton. One female DEMOCRAT said she didn'.....- 8/20/2007 9:52:26 PM
Wish I'd Been There To See the Effigy of Cheney! Heh! (salon) Because this would have been a Good Time!Some 200 people gathered in a Wilson field Saturday afternoon for a "Peace Rally" to protest the Iraq war and send a message to Vice President Dick C.....- 8/20/2007 8:23:26 PM
Bush's Presidential Advance Manual Or How To Deceive the Public Into Thinking Bush is Universally Adored (salon) So. You wear an anti-Bush t-shirt in Bush's presence and the King Must Not Look Upon Dissenters. Except the dissenters won..in court. Because Presidents aren't supposed to be, um, suppressing free spe.....- 8/20/2007 8:20:44 PM
Why Didn't John Cornyn's 2 Daughters Join the Service and Fight? (salon) They're right about the same age as Bush's daughters (one of whom can't serve now that she's probably preggers). Seems like the Republicans who have been in the forefront of pushing service and the Ir.....- 8/20/2007 8:02:59 PM
Chet Edwards' Fancy Shmancy Glossy Brochure Mailout-At My Expense (salon) I used to put out a newsletter that was 12 pages (well, 6 front and back). Along with stapling it to keep it closed, the weight of it allowed me to send each one for..... the price of a first class st.....- 8/20/2007 7:45:05 PM
Speaking of Oil & Gas Fraud-ConocoPhillips Coughs up $97.5 MILLION DOLLARS for underpaying royalties (salon) Hmmm. Regular reader sent this, and of note is that Burlington, a division of Conoco, is also who had the problem with the gas leak in Robertson County, Texas recently.A unit of ConocoPhillips has agr.....- 8/20/2007 6:03:17 PM
Wah, Wah- Panhandle Gas Producers Crying Because Injection Well With Too-High H2S Leveis Might be Shut Down (salon) First, before I excerpt part of this. Texas Railroad Commission, DO YOUR JOB and don't pander to these guys. The Sneed Injection Well isn't supposed to be POLLUTING THE AIR!!!!!On Thursday, about eigh.....- 8/20/2007 5:48:04 PM
Remember that Robertson County (Texas) Oil Swindle by Attorneys? Settlement (salon) from the Bryan Eagle on August 17 (and here's the background of what I wrote about it before).  A regular reader sent in the update.A lawsuit filed against two Hearne attorneys accused of stealing the.....- 8/20/2007 5:40:47 PM
Few Bits from the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper of August 16, 2007 (salon) from the Glen Rose Reporter, which is not associated with this blog on a formal basis, but I love the paper, and subscribe to it. Pics on the front- nice pic of the new Tiger stadium that uses artific.....- 8/20/2007 5:31:49 PM
Fluffy Stuff - Geese and Ducks and Kitties (salon) - 8/20/2007 5:01:16 PM
Oh Please. Leahy-I'm Warning You. Times Up. I Really Mean It! Okay, I'll Give You Till September (salon) One can only wonder what this man's children grew up like. Were they the kids that everyone despised because they ran freely through the schools, came up to people at restaurants, yelled noisily in th.....- 8/20/2007 4:35:54 PM
A Few Photos From TimeSlice Technologies -On the Property Preparing to Blast (salon) Mid-morning I heard some heavy machinery, which also started the dogs to barking and carrying on, too. I looked out and there, in the back of the property, was a big huge machine, a truck and a man on.....- 8/20/2007 3:42:24 PM
Oh, BROTHER. So Petraeus Might Do His Dog and Pony Report on September 11th? (salon) - 8/20/2007 3:08:26 PM
Gee! Iraqis Don't Like US Air Strikes on Them- Protests in Sadr City (salon) - 8/20/2007 3:04:50 PM
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