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Day 3-Timeslice Technology Calls Us Back-with Pics (salon) The man in charge of the office called back, as well as someone else with apparently more of a position of authority than the ill-tempered woman from yesterday. He apologized for not notifying us abou.....- 8/15/2007 9:08:22 AM
Vanilla Ice In Stephenville-Snarking at the Ty Murray Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge Show (salon) Background. I saw in the Stephenville paper yesterday that the show that brought Vanilla Ice, Stephen Baldwin, and Leif Whatsisname-Garrett-Or-Something-Who-Was-A-Singer-Or-Something-A-Hundred-Years-A.....- 8/15/2007 8:19:09 AM
Day 2 of the Intrusive Gas People in Texas (salon) Wrote about how, on the weekend, we looked out and saw a guy riding around on a four-wheeler on the property. Who was he? Who knows? He didn't come up to the door first to SAY what his business is. I .....- 8/14/2007 4:59:42 PM
Oh. Once the DMN Found Out Cops Were Racially Profiling During Traffic Stops, *Study* Is Discontinued. (salon) Funny how that works. DPS Cops illegally stop cars and ask for social security numbers and *Your Papers Please* immigration papers... until DMN does a FOIA and finds out they're doing it. The Departme.....- 8/13/2007 4:44:45 PM
The Issue NOT Being Debated by Presidential Democratic Candidates- Military Intervention Policy (salon) GREAT article by Charley Reese....regardless of who wins the nominations and regardless of who ends up in the White House, you will be saddled with same failed interventionist policy. As in the past, .....- 8/13/2007 2:22:43 PM
Uh-Oh- John Edwards on *All Volunteer Force* in America (salon) I just got done writing about how Bush's comments about our military all-volunteer force is a LIE. People might be happy and deluded in this country to think that we're not outsourcing the military by.....- 8/13/2007 2:09:05 PM
An *All-Volunteer Military* is a LIE- United States as Corporation Outsourcing Cheap, Expendable Military Labor (salon) Why in the world would the Bush administration push a draft, which might make some of the wealthy have to go actually serve their country and tick off those who don't want to go, when they can spend t.....- 8/13/2007 1:46:57 PM
If you Vote for Centrist Democrats, You are an Enabler (salon) Yet another article that shows that Chet Edwards stance on keeping troops in Iraq but calling it something different (We're Fighting Al Qaida There) is what all the government entities have agreed to......- 8/13/2007 1:22:54 PM
Smarmy! Perry's New Texas Secretary of State Got Bribes From TexasOne (salon) Okay, the article doesn\'t call the money TexasOne paid to the non-profit ecomonic development organization that Phil Wilson managed as (private? No!) Perry\'s deputy chief of staff a *bribe*......- 8/13/2007 1:07:56 PM
*Availability Payments* for Texas Toll Roads- Lipstick on a Pig? (salon) So, let's see. The Texas Lege (except for a bunch of exceptions, including the Trans-Texas Corridor) did away with the concessions for private entities, such as Cintra, that build and lease toll roads.....- 8/13/2007 12:58:59 PM
The Continuing Drama of Oil and Gas On Private Property in Texas (salon) We plan to document what happens on this property with regard to gas drilling, not only in writing, but also with photos. Some months back, a company that plans to thump the ground to discover if ther.....- 8/13/2007 12:31:12 PM
Bizarre! Company Has No Permit,Isn't Authorized, But it would take the Texas AG to Shut Them Down (salon) Wrote about this before: Bill Gordon wrote a letter to all the staties about this catch-22 situation. Basically, Liberty Pressure Pumping doesn't have a permit authorizing them to operate a plant. And.....- 8/13/2007 12:23:49 PM
Privatizing County Jails- CiviGenic's Concern (Parker County, Texas)? Can We Make a Profit? (salon) What really is the purpose of running a jail? Or deciding to turn over the running of it to a private corporation? Is it so that the county can save money? That might be, but a private, for-profit cor.....- 8/13/2007 12:13:59 PM
So... Clinton's Strategy is to Give Her Candidacy a Sense of Inevitability? (salon) Like a freight train running you down while you're standing in the middle of the tracks, I suppose. Well, I will not vote for her. And all the money she throws at her campaign or however many times sh.....- 8/13/2007 12:03:11 PM
Humor O Day-50 Religious Insights from George Bush (salon) Like a freight train running you down while you're standing in the middle of the tracks, I suppose. Well, I will not vote for her. And all the money she throws at her campaign or however many times sh.....- 8/13/2007 11:59:46 AM
On How Easily the Democrats Gave Bush HIs Spy-On-Americans With No Warrants Bill (salon) Like a freight train running you down while you're standing in the middle of the tracks, I suppose. Well, I will not vote for her. And all the money she throws at her campaign or however many times sh.....- 8/13/2007 11:57:55 AM
Thee of the Democratic Presidential Candidates Tamping Down Anti-War Concerns (salon) When I read this article about how there's really no difference between the 3 candidates with the most money, because they ALL are going to leave troops in Iraq and beef up the military, I started to .....- 8/13/2007 11:56:21 AM
Treasury release 2007-2008 Tax Priority Guidance Plan (joe) August 13, 2007HP-533Department of the Treasury2007-2008 Priority Guidance PlanJoint Statement by:Eric SolomonAssistant Secretary (Tax Policy)U.S. Department of the TreasuryKevin M. BrownActing Commis.....- 8/13/2007 11:29:07 AM
Legislators Need to Hold TxDOT Accountable Now! (pstern) Dear Texas Senators: TxDOT has run amok, so what are you going to do about it? Dear Texas Senators: Texans have been watching as TxDOT continues to circumvent your legal authority regarding open .....- 8/13/2007 11:02:51 AM
Karl Rove announces resignation to be effective at end of month (joe) Karl Rove, President George W. Bush's long-standing political adviser, has announced he is to resign at the end of this month.The decision to step down comes as poll ratings for Mr Bush remain at the .....- 8/13/2007 8:53:27 AM
Aieeee! Another Natural Gas Well Fire in Robertson County, Texas. (salon) in Franklin. A regular  reader sent this.A fire in Robertson County has been burning since Wednesday, but officials say no one is in danger.The fire started at about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at a natural g.....- 8/11/2007 8:08:35 PM
Insane? Who the Heck Says They Are?????? (salon) Got a really weird email from Barbara Ann Radnofsky-last one I'll get because I've now unsubscribed after this one. The title of the email is "These Candidates are Not Insane". I'm thinking,.....- 8/11/2007 8:07:21 PM
Video Snip from 2004- Teresa Heinz Kerry on Being Sexy (salon) Got a really weird email from Barbara Ann Radnofsky-last one I'll get because I've now unsubscribed after this one. The title of the email is "These Candidates are Not Insane". I'm thinking,.....- 8/11/2007 4:44:47 PM
Videos of Bush in 2004- More Unity Conference Snips and *I Still Would've Gone to Iraq* (salon) Got a really weird email from Barbara Ann Radnofsky-last one I'll get because I've now unsubscribed after this one. The title of the email is "These Candidates are Not Insane". I'm thinking,.....- 8/11/2007 5:46:30 PM
At Best Americans Ruled By Slick Used-Car Salesmen (pstern) Believing the hype pushed by the president and legislators is much the same as buying a used-car from "Honest" Abe’s car lot. To get you to spend your hard-earned cash and buy the broken-dow.....- 8/11/2007 3:10:05 PM
Few Bush Videos from 2004- Bush Explains Sovereignty, Bush Vs 9/11 Commission and Bush Protested (salon) In going back and converting my clips to flash, I have to laugh, again, at Bush at the Unity Conference in 2004. He clearly didn't like being there, someone actually stood up and shouted at Him Mims, .....- 8/11/2007 3:39:34 PM
Video Snip from 2004-Cindy McCain Talks About Smears Against Her (salon) In going back and converting my clips to flash, I have to laugh, again, at Bush at the Unity Conference in 2004. He clearly didn't like being there, someone actually stood up and shouted at Him Mims, .....- 8/11/2007 11:00:29 AM
Video Snip from the 2004 Democratic Party Convention- Freedom Cage (salon) In going back and converting my clips to flash, I have to laugh, again, at Bush at the Unity Conference in 2004. He clearly didn't like being there, someone actually stood up and shouted at Him Mims, .....- 8/11/2007 10:49:53 AM
U.S. Government Policy: Going Down For The Third Time (pstern) Neither Republicans nor Democrats Deserve the Presidency in 2008 The way things are going in Washington and throughout the nation, neither Republicans nor Democrats deserve to win the 2008 presidentia.....- 8/11/2007 10:08:45 AM
Video- Bush and the Odd Sync -The Wire in Bush's Back 2004 (salon) I did this snip back in 2004; from CNN and it showed up all over the place. Converting it now to Flash. What amuses me about this also is the look on John's face at the end. The question at the time w.....- 8/11/2007 9:20:49 AM
Some Video Snips of Alberto Gonzales Statements in May, 2006 (salon) I did this snip back in 2004; from CNN and it showed up all over the place. Converting it now to Flash. What amuses me about this also is the look on John's face at the end. The question at the time w.....- 8/11/2007 8:44:41 AM
Video Snips- Alberto Gonzales in 2005- On Padilla, On Patriot Act Fearmongering, and Feingold on President Spying (salon) I did this snip back in 2004; from CNN and it showed up all over the place. Converting it now to Flash. What amuses me about this also is the look on John's face at the end. The question at the time w.....- 8/10/2007 8:28:15 PM
Some More Video Clips from Alberto Gonzales AG Confirmation Hearing in 2005 (salon) Funny how these issues have not ever gone away. This creep got confirmed anyway, showing that Republicans and some Democrats have no ethics. Senator Patrick Leahy on the Bybee MemoNot once does it men.....- 8/10/2007 7:09:53 PM
Lots O Airplanes in the Southern Sky-Bush Must Be On Vacay in Crawford (salon) Last night we were out in the yard, late, looking up at the moonless sky, the Milky Way, and the brilliant stars. And there, right out amongst them was a plane that was circling, wide, in the south, a.....- 8/10/2007 6:13:07 PM
Dear Texas Senators: TxDOT has run amok, so what are you going to do about it? (pstern) Dear Texas Senators: Texans have been watching as TxDOT continues to circumvent your legal authority regarding open government and the people's "right to know" issues.  Toll roads are nothin.....- 8/10/2007 4:09:56 PM
Couple of Video Clips on Torture from 2005 and 2006 (salon) Bush yesterday quickly rushed past the torture question. Of COURSE the United States tortures, Bush is lying and he destroys his own credibility when he says the contrary. I saw this snip from the G8 .....- 8/10/2007 2:48:52 PM
Video Clip-Another Bald Head, Uncaring Insult by Bush to BBC Newsman Nic Robinson (salon) Yesterday I was watching a news conference by Bush before he ran away on another vacay and he seemed unusually polite. I wondered where his usual sneering rudeness and jabs at the reporters was. His f.....- 8/10/2007 2:19:29 PM
ON the *Mythical* NAFTA Superhighway-Christopher Hayes of the Nation is Just Flat Wrong (salon) He says that the NAFTA Superhighway is mythical. Gee, that sounds just like the propaganda that came out around the time that Texas stuffed the Trans-Texas Corridor down our throats again, as a defens.....- 8/10/2007 1:14:00 PM
Kucinich says same-sex marriage is a question of whether you really believe in equality (joe) and I tend to agree with him. I don't see why it's ok for a guy and gal to get married and not a guy and a guy. Seems to me that it is a legal contract recognized by the state...and the state dissolve.....- 8/10/2007 11:38:57 AM
Few Video Snippets from Alberto Gonzales Confirmation Hearing in January 2005 (salon) I was reading this morning about how John Cornyn is distancing himself away from Alberto Gonzales, implying that the job of Attorney General is too much for him... EVEN THOUGH Cornyn was perfectly hap.....- 8/10/2007 2:16:06 PM
Huh? Cornyn Slams Alberto Gonzales Qualifications to be Attorney General (salon) Boy, we KNOW it's his election coming now, don't we? WHO was it that sat right by the side of Mr. Torture and Incompetence to recommend him for his Senate AG Hearing? Why, ONE of those persons who wer.....- 8/10/2007 10:04:57 AM
Etta Hulme, Poli Cartoonist of the FW Star-Telegram-on the Bush Surveillance Bill (salon) Boy, we KNOW it's his election coming now, don't we? WHO was it that sat right by the side of Mr. Torture and Incompetence to recommend him for his Senate AG Hearing? Why, ONE of those persons who wer.....- 8/10/2007 9:23:32 AM
If Perry Wants to Go to the Bahamas and the Grand Canyon, Let HIM Pay the Security Detail! (salon) Especially trips like to the Bahamas with his campaign donors. Gee. Maybe those campaign donors ought to be coughing up security instead of Texas taxpayers. Texas has spent more than $250,0.....- 8/10/2007 9:14:16 AM
Not Only Does AT&T Help Bush Spy on You, AND They're Hypocrites, But They Censor Concerts on the Internet (salon) Might change phone providers but the problem, as I see it, is that so many of the telephone providers use AT&T switches at some point. You'd practically have to go build your own infrastructure ar.....- 8/9/2007 6:34:13 PM
Creepy Robots Previewed at DarpaTech (salon) Might change phone providers but the problem, as I see it, is that so many of the telephone providers use AT&T switches at some point. You'd practically have to go build your own infrastructure ar.....- 8/9/2007 5:29:32 PM
Why Privacy is Important (salon) Why Privacy is Important There are many different reasons that people put forward to support the proposition that privacy is important. The following provides a classification and brief overview: psyc.....- 8/9/2007 5:25:29 PM
So is War Hawk Hillary Clinton FOR Nuclear Weapons Use Or Against it? (salon) I was reminded yesterday while out driving around and listening to NPR that Ronald Reagan had actually, to the annoyance of his rightwing base, fought for nuclear weapons DETERRENCE. Made me think abo.....- 8/9/2007 5:17:58 PM
NSA Can Now Legally spy on THIRTY-EIGHT PERCENT of the World's Telecom Traffic-NO Warrant Required (salon) And yes, I'm still disgusted with Chet "Faux Democrat" Edwards. The US National Security Agency now has the legal right to monitor some 38% of the world's telephone, data and internet traffi.....- 8/9/2007 5:11:00 PM
Hillary Clinton's snark at the intelligence community should be blown up...she didn't even read the NIE (joe) I think Hillary Clinton's snark at the intelligence community the other evening during the democratic debate (the afl-cio one) was a little uncalled for considering she never even read the National In.....- 8/9/2007 5:05:36 PM
TXDot and the Yellow Vulture *Nazi Cam* Speed Cameras- Pfftt to Texas Legislators (salon) Have written about these before. Despite the Texas Lege passing laws against them, TxDOT said they're going to run tests with them anyway. In other words, complete contempt by people such as Ric Willi.....- 8/9/2007 4:54:06 PM
Update on 121 Toll Road Funding- Hutchison Sez No Payment Penalty for Stiffing Cintra (salon) but no future federal highway funds for 121 since NTTA getting it. North Texas will not have to refund $237 million already spent on the Texas 121 toll road north of Grapevine, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hu.....- 8/9/2007 4:39:29 PM
While Malaki In Iran, US Attacks Sadr City (salon) but no future federal highway funds for 121 since NTTA getting it. North Texas will not have to refund $237 million already spent on the Texas 121 toll road north of Grapevine, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hu.....- 8/9/2007 5:37:01 PM
*Permanent* Military Base in Germany (K-Town) Costs Soar -Compare with Iraq's Permanent Bases (salon) I noticed an article from the GAO about how changes to the world's largest US military base, which is not in OUR country, but Germany, is two years over being finished. The reason is that the US, sinc.....- 8/9/2007 4:00:59 PM
E-Voting Not Secure-Why Don't We Assume it's NOT Secure and then Work Forward? (salon) From Bruce Schnier in Wired The fact that major security vulnerabilities were found in all machines is a testament to how poorly they were designed, not the thoroughness of the analysis. Yet Californi.....- 8/9/2007 3:51:18 PM
The Tracking Society- Ve See Who You Called On Your Cell Phone-Pay Per Visit Advertising (salon) via Slashdottheodp writes "US patent office documents released Thursday show that a startup named Pelago is seeking a patent covering Pay-For-Visit Advertising, which uses GPS, Bluetooth, or RFID.....- 8/9/2007 3:35:15 PM
A Little Snark About Romney's Sons Who Serve Their Country By Riding Around in a Winnebego (salon) from TPMOne can only be amused at these cowardly chickenhawks that think it's just fine for everyone else to be serving in Bush's Loser Iraq Conflict but not their own families. Update: heh. James Wol.....- 8/9/2007 3:19:18 PM
Chiquita Paying Protection Money to Columbian Paramilitaries- Did Chertoff Know and Do Nothing? (salon) Hmm. So a board member tells the US Justice Department (snark) that Chiquita was breaking anti-terrorism laws by paying protection money to Columbian paramilitaries. Someone from Chiquita asked Cherto.....- 8/9/2007 2:27:30 PM
Bush the Dictator- US Emergency Response Blueprint Written WITHOUT State and Local Emergency Input (salon) Why was the draft done behind closed doors and without input from the entities that are directly involved?State and local officials in charge of responding to disasters say that their input in shaping.....- 8/9/2007 2:15:52 PM
Our Video-Game WArs-Why is Killing Civilians via Air Strikes Okay? US Steps them up in Iraq. (salon) Last week, I read of a soldier who was convicted of raping an Iraqi woman.. and I think he should have been. But why, when the United States regularly air-bombs parts of the countries it wars against,.....- 8/9/2007 2:13:05 PM
The Onion on Congress's Surveillance Measures (salon) Last week, I read of a soldier who was convicted of raping an Iraqi woman.. and I think he should have been. But why, when the United States regularly air-bombs parts of the countries it wars against,.....- 8/9/2007 1:54:24 PM
If a landowner in South Texas wants a camera on their property, why don't they just BUY an X-10 camera? (salon) Remember before the last election when Perry's PR machine was touting his border cameras that, realistically, couldn't tell a bush from a person because the pics were so grainy? And I pictured a bunch.....- 8/9/2007 1:37:20 PM
This is a Dictatorship- Letter to the Editor from Killeen, Texas-Executive Privilege is NOT Law (salon) Remember before the last election when Perry's PR machine was touting his border cameras that, realistically, couldn't tell a bush from a person because the pics were so grainy? And I pictured a bunch.....- 8/9/2007 1:03:24 PM
Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) Is NOT A BLUE DOG DEMOCRAT-He's a Democrat that votes with the Republicans (salon) I keep seeing references to Chet Edwards as being a Blue Dog Democrat. He is NOT. His staff takes pains to tell people he is not, and in fact, from Wikipedia, he's not listed as a member. So I wish pe.....- 8/9/2007 12:49:56 PM
Why'd Chet Edwards (Dist 17) Vote for Bush's Surveillance Bill? Because of Al Qaida Websites (salon) The Cleburne paper has an article about the 2 major bills that Edwards voted with the Republicans on. The first, as we noted here the other day, was that he voted with Republicans against the energy b.....- 8/9/2007 12:31:12 PM
What's the Point of a Deadline If You're Going to Keep Making New Ones? Leahy Gives MORE Time to Bush Admin (salon) Anyone who's paying attention knows that the Bush administration, the most secretive in our US History, is thumbing its nose (or other nether regions) at Congress and has no intention of letting Congr.....- 8/9/2007 12:01:01 PM
TCEQ Helicopters to Hover Over a Number of Texas Counties Looking for Vapors (salon) I noticed this list does *not* include Somervell County. (Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, Wise and Hood)Beginning the second week in August, residents in th.....- 8/9/2007 8:43:57 AM
Time to rein-in home insurance premiums (pstern) Did Texas homeowners forget about their doubled insurance premiums?  We need to ask ourselves, “Why are we still paying the highest premiums in the nation?”Three years ago with Gov. Rick Perry, then T.....- 8/8/2007 8:26:19 PM
Looking for *Shut up and Sing* in Waco? Can't Rent it? Try the Library (salon) Did Texas homeowners forget about their doubled insurance premiums?  We need to ask ourselves, “Why are we still paying the highest premiums in the nation?”Three years ago with Gov. Rick Perry, then T.....- 8/8/2007 6:56:38 AM
Bribing Anwar Province Sheiks With Lots O Money- That's the George Bush RuleBook of Success (salon) I mentioned this the other day when I saw Gates on Meet the Press about how Anbar Province is quieted down BECAUSE we paid them off in money and weapons AND that is how the model for what the Bush adm.....- 8/8/2007 4:52:48 AM
Wow! The AFL/CIO Debate was Excellent! Kudos to Keith Olbermann (salon) I'm not quite sure why but there was a certain energy in this arrangement (which, for some reason, didn't include Mike Gravel) that has been missing in the other so-called *debates*. I'm not impressed.....- 8/7/2007 11:55:11 PM
Recruiting for Iraq Tough-So Let's Bribe the Unwary with $20,000 to Go Now (salon) Doesn't even matter what your score is on your military test.The all-volunteer Army has increasingly turned to cash bonuses to attract and retain soldiers, having spent more than $1 billion last year......- 8/7/2007 5:30:47 PM
Gonzales a Disgrace to Latinos (salon) I liked this editorial. Too bad that the same people in the Senate that said they didn't trust him VOTED for the obscene Bush surveillance bill. When Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., questioned him about.....- 8/7/2007 5:21:26 PM
*Online Behavioral Advertising*-Being Tracked Online So Companies Can Sell you Chit (salon) FTC is sponsoring a workshop on this subject in November (and they'll also have it available via a webcast).FTC to Host Town Hall to Examine Privacy Issues and Online Behavioral AdvertisingThe FTC wil.....- 8/7/2007 5:16:04 PM
Future Gen in Jewett, Texas and the Money Pit from Unwary Taxpayers (salon) What caught my eye originally was that Chet Edwards, as well as Smokey Joe Barton (no surprise there) are all for this. The decision for whether the FutureGen coal-fire plant will be in Jewett or othe.....- 8/7/2007 5:06:19 PM
Cornyn Speaks To His Credulous Base- *I Opposed the Wall-I Voted For the Wall-No Contradiction* (salon) Well, gee, if Cornyn SAYS so, it just Must Be True. heh. The Problem Is With YOU, Not Him. Better if you don't pay attention to things he says, because then you can't catch him lying. U.S. Sen. John C.....- 8/7/2007 1:53:32 PM
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