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Speaking of Artificial Sweetener-China Company had METAL SHAVINGS in the *sweetener* (salon) Boy, first I read earlier today that chinese kids clothing, the kind Walmart sells (because, really, Walmart doesn't sell anything Made in the USA anymore) had FORMALDEHYDE in it. But since I use arfi.....- 8/20/2007 3:02:35 PM
Warner Bros-Ve Are Vatching You and Filming You Vile You Vatch Ze Movie (salon) Another reason why watching movies from your home with your pals, with cheap popcorn you can make in your own microwave for 15 cents is the BEST.Here's the creepiest complaint we've received in a long.....- 8/20/2007 2:57:27 PM
More Smackdown for AT&T-who is looking more and more like the Bully On the Block (salon) The question is (and it's really about AT&T, because that Big Ole Monster Ate Cingular), if a telecom company has a clause that says that if you use their service, you can't sue them but MUST use .....- 8/20/2007 2:52:02 PM
Boing Boing on Karl Rove's Father's Um.... Personal, Private Decoration (salon) I made the mistake of clicking on a picture of Karl Rove's father earlier today. Well, actually his stepfather. Who was gay. And the picture was not of Karl Rove's stepfather's face. I've decided that.....- 8/20/2007 2:43:00 PM
The Patriot Act Gag Order is Unconstitutional- ACLU argues against the Library Silence NSLs (salon) It occurs to me as I've been reading (finally) about some of these court cases that are coming up about all the damage the Bush administration and a complicit Congress has done is... does it really co.....- 8/20/2007 2:37:16 PM
Heh! Allen, Texas Now Site of Premier Election Solutions, Formerly Diebold Election Systems (salon) Seems that the, un, Diebold name isn't the most trusted in election voting equipment, EVEN THOUGH THE DANG COMPANY MAKES ATM MACHINES. !!!!!   !!!!! The mind boggles. Anyway, Diebold had some trouble .....- 8/20/2007 2:31:30 PM
Breaking the Tainted Chinese Raw Materials Down-It is NOT A Finished Product Issue (salon) Tainted Chinese Food ingredients were first discovered in 2005. At issue isn't simply recall of a given toy or a finished product, like dog food, in a can. It is that a given ingredient, if CHINA IS T.....- 8/20/2007 2:26:49 PM
Almost Forgot-On the Dem Debate Yesterday-I want THIS to STOP (salon) You're tuned in to watch what you hope will be a debate. If it's the first time you're actually watching the candidates talking, you might have a fairly fresh mind and see them all as equal on the pla.....- 8/20/2007 2:20:13 PM
Pfftt! Had to laugh at John *My Nose Is Bush Brown* Cornyn's Stay Away From Me Bush Routine (salon) I almost thought I was reading a comedy routine! I scoffed the other day when I read that Cornyn was dissing Alberto Gonzales-HECK, HE INTRODUCED HIM AND SAT WITH HIM when Mr. Torture was getting his .....- 8/20/2007 1:25:11 PM
The Alternative to Toll Roads: An Adequate Gasoline Tax (pstern) Toll Roads are NOT neededA fuel tax, a.k.a. gasoline tax, is a sales tax imposed on the sale of fuel. The fuel tax in Texas is currently set at 20¢/gal since being raised to that amount in 1991. As in.....- 8/20/2007 5:30:37 AM
Splenda-Made from Sugar? No. Chlorinated Artificial Sweetener from Chlorine and Phosgene Gas (salon) Johnson & Johnson Continues to Hide the Truth About Splenda, Says Sugar Association Court Rules Against Consumers and in Favor of Pharmaceutical Giant PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, Johnson .....- 8/19/2007 6:29:12 PM
Teamsters Slam Bush Administration for Pushing Mexican Trucks Pilot Program-During Congress Recess (salon) Sneaky Bush crawls out from under his cedar brush and strikes again.The Teamsters Union strongly opposes the Bush administration's plans, announced today, to pressforward with its unsafe cross-border .....- 8/19/2007 6:23:51 PM
If the Prez Dem Candidates Believe WOT is a Political Solution, Why are Most for Increasing the Military Budget? (salon) Particularly Obama and ClintonAll the Democrats who wish to sit behind the desk in the Oval Office criticize the administration for not providing ammunition, communication systems, armored vehicles an.....- 8/19/2007 4:50:03 PM
Federal Judges are POd at Bush- FISA Sides with ACLU To Tell Bush Admin to Cough Up About Spying Program. (salon) - 8/19/2007 4:20:09 PM
How Come it was NOT OK for Hewlett Packard to Spy on Journalists But Okay for Bush To Surveill All Citizens? (salon) Seems more than a little ironic. Remember this, how the people at HP were EXCORIATED for snooping into personal phone records? And now, the journalists that had that happen to them are suing. Gee, I g.....- 8/19/2007 4:15:16 PM
At the Airport- Ve Are Vatching You-Yes, Ve See Your Facial Expression-*Behavior Detection Officers* (salon) Ya better not frown when you're waiting in line to board a plane of the Behavior Detection Officers may haul your butt out of line and take you to a padded back office for griling.Wrote about this bef.....- 8/19/2007 4:11:05 PM
Thought crime as a major tool for the enforcement of national security concerns-The Jose Padilla case (salon) Just an excellent discussion of the issues surrounding the Jose Padilla verdict the other day. A must read for the entire article. Besides the fact that the Bush administration tortured Padilla, besid.....- 8/19/2007 3:58:42 PM
Don't Like Real ID? To go to a National Park, You'll Have to Have a PASSPORT, then. Homeland Security Sez So (salon) Sheesh. Now THIS is a good question for the Democratic candidates. Do they really think that people and states should be strong-armed into implementing real id into the national id card OR ELSE people.....- 8/19/2007 3:49:09 PM
Watched part of the Democratic Debate on George S Time Slot This Morning (salon) I actually enjoyed some of the questions today. Prize for avoiding straight answers went to Clinton, who I kept impatiently waiting to actually GET TO THE POINT of what she was asked. Kudos to George .....- 8/19/2007 3:41:36 PM
Impeach *Tricky Rick* Perry- AND the TTC law has a piece for international toll road law enforcement? (salon) Excellent letter to the editor in the Waxahachie Daily Light today about the benefits of impeaching Rick Perry. One particular bit caught my eye-anyone know exactly where this is in what numbered legi.....- 8/19/2007 3:28:07 PM
Movie Recommendation- "Judgement at Nuremberg"- Spencer Tracy Movie from a few decades ago (salon) Saw it last night on Turner Classic Movies. Basically, the idea was about what happens when a judge decides to convict the innocent because of nationalism. The Bush administration could stand to go ba.....- 8/19/2007 12:09:55 PM
Joelle Ogletree, Former French Teacher at Glen Rose High School-Accused 5 years ago of sex with students (salon) Article in the Austin American Statesman about the scandal that hit town regarding Ogletree, who was accused 5 years ago of having sex with a couple of high school students. A month be.....- 8/19/2007 11:56:41 AM
Movie Recommendation *The Battle of Algiers*- Talk About Your Iraq War Analogy (salon) Watched this movie, which I ordered through Netflix, last night and was shocked at how much the situation reminded me of Iraq. You had, in the early 1950's a Muslim resistance movement in Algeria agai.....- 8/18/2007 2:28:39 PM
Wanted to mention how GREAT the HEB in Stephenville is... NO Loyalty Cards (salon) Regular readers of this blog know that I have a thing against giving out my purchasing information to grocery store outlets in exchange for lower prices via a *loyalty card*. That's why I don't shop a.....- 8/18/2007 2:22:59 PM
Fashion Victim Bush Prickly About Being Criticized About his... Clothing (salon) Heh. What a wimp.Incidentally, I don't believe that article the other day that says he was out cutting down brush. You know. Last Wednesday... when the temperatures were 109 degrees in the afternoon. .....- 8/18/2007 2:15:47 PM
Dale Henry IS Running for Texas Railroad Commissioner in 2008 (salon) - 8/18/2007 2:12:53 PM
Spying on people through the electric grid...aka you plug it in and we spy on you (joe) I know that energy companies have been playing and utilizing the electric power lines for transmission of data. These new devices called turtles shed light on this little known technology. A turtle se.....- 8/17/2007 2:09:15 PM
Mad Dogs and Englishmen- And Bush the Torturer in 104 Degree Heat Yesterday (salon) via JobsangerDo you know how HOT it was here yesterday? In mid-afternoon? We were monitoring the temperatures and it was, around 2:00 pm ONE HUNDRED AND NINE DEGREES. I had thought about mowing the la.....- 8/16/2007 8:41:45 PM
More US Soldiers are committing suicide...but hey Jenna Bush is getting married (joe) that's kind of the Bush attititude...forget the negatives like a war or the suicide rate of soldiers, we've got a wedding to plan. They've already forgotten about the miners trapped in the ground...bu.....- 8/16/2007 7:35:07 PM
Hays County Commissioners Hit Homeowners With Double-Taxation (pstern) "The more things change, the more they stay the same." Despite already being slammed recently with a yearly property tax value increase, Commissioners voted to abuse homeowners futher with &.....- 8/16/2007 3:48:14 AM
Biometrics in Iraq Used for Ethnic Cleansing? (salon) I've read and seen this before. Back when the Fallujah massacre took place, for the returning Fallujans (the ones who survived) to get back in, they had to have a passport that included iris scans. I .....- 8/15/2007 5:19:58 PM
What Happens After all the Gas Wells Are Drilled and the Companies Have Gone? Methane Gas in Pennsylvania (salon) Hundreds of residents in Versailles, Allegheny County, are dealing with natural gas disasters. Methane is usually considered a valuable commodity until it starts leaking. In this case, it's filling th.....- 8/15/2007 5:11:16 PM
Black Market to Bring Arms Into Iraq.... By Iranians? Nope. Iraqis with the Help of Italians (salon) I'm hearing this big ole propaganda push by the Bush administration to try to come up with, like they did with Iraq, a reason to pre-emptively strike Iran. One of the reasons has been that Iran is sup.....- 8/15/2007 5:10:02 PM
Why is Dennis Kucinich Being *Disappeared* as a Presidential Candidate by Corporate Media? (salon) Peter Stern sent me this the other day after he read my comments about how RUDE George S of This Week was to Kucinich.  For example, Steph asked K why he was spending so much time running for presiden.....- 8/15/2007 4:58:46 PM
NAIS-I want to be part of the 20 percent NOT doing it- GAO Whines About How Low the Numbers ARe (salon) The federal government is lagging behind in its program to tag and track the nation’s livestock and poultry to improve investigation of animal disease outbreaks, according to a new report from the Gov.....- 8/15/2007 4:45:14 PM
Um.. It's 104 DEGREES Outside right now at 4:30-earlier it was 109-WHO WANTS TO PROTEST IN THIS HEAT? (salon) Saw an article about what happened to Cindy Sheehan's digs in Crawford and how there were only three poeple there today even though Bush is on vacay. I'm guessing Bush, like me, is sitting inside his .....- 8/15/2007 4:40:18 PM
Hah! Justice Hecht Gets ANOTHER Complaint Filed Against Him for his Unethical Conduct (salon) But Harriet Miers probably still *hearts* him.A consumer advocacy group filed an additional complaint against Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht on Tuesday. Texas Watch alleges that Hecht violat.....- 8/15/2007 4:35:00 PM
Jose Padilla Case-Does the President Have the Right To Hold Citizens Indefinitely? (salon) - 8/15/2007 4:27:00 PM
College Students Snicker at Perry's Spokesman-About That Community College Money Perry Vetoed (salon) Perry aka Governor 39 percent must have thought he was on a roll screwing Texas taxpayers. Remember how, besides local community colleges like Hill, even US representatives wanted to know what Perry w.....- 8/15/2007 4:22:06 PM
Sid Miller (TX House Dist 59) Listed in Article About Ethics Scams-He was Fined 800 bucks (salon) Houston Chronicle had an article recently about how dozens of lawmakers were violating Texas ethics rules. Some comments in the article talked about credit cards hiding what actually was paid for. I s.....- 8/15/2007 1:34:07 PM
You know how creepy it is to walk out in your front yard and hear voices of people in the woods at the BACK (salon) of your property? And knowing that they will be hanging around for the next 3 weeks? Creepy. I used to walk out in the morning with the dogs in my pajamas. Can't do that now. The man in charge of this.....- 8/15/2007 1:15:58 PM
Cell Phone Ringtone of Bible Verses-And I thought the *Halloween* Movie Ringtone was annoying (salon) In a world where people and companies are trying to market crud to you constantly, it was only a matter of time before yet another segment of society would find a way to market religion to hapless pas.....- 8/15/2007 12:57:03 PM
Price Drop on Gas Prices in Barnett Shale? (salon) Interesting comment in this article about first, whether local communities should count on gas revenue when the price fluctuates, and second, where the gas companies are drilling... in the SUBURBS.Mic.....- 8/15/2007 12:40:17 PM
Bush Doesn't REALLY Trust the Commanders on the Ground-White House Will be Writing the Surge Report, Not Petraus (salon) Because all that other stuff Bush was saying was just fluff to keep staying in Iraq. Besides the fact that the White House is writing the report, CBS News says that the report will also recommend draw.....- 8/15/2007 12:12:27 PM
Department of Homeland Security To Allow Feds and Law Enforcement to Spy On Americans Via Satellite (salon) Oh, it seems there WAS a discussion a few years ago about whether it would be appropriate to do this. After all, these are MILITARY satellites and would it have been a violation of Posse Comitatus? Bu.....- 8/15/2007 12:08:40 PM
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) - 8/13/2007 11:59:46 AM
On How Easily the Democrats Gave Bush HIs Spy-On-Americans With No Warrants Bill (salon) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 8/11/2007 11:00:29 AM
Video Snip from the 2004 Democratic Party Convention- Freedom Cage (salon) - 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
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