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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
HBO Showing A-Bomb Footage Today - Kept from Media for Decades (salon) I've seen the movie "Atomic Cafe", that had some footage in it of the awful effects of the A-bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, not sure if that same footage is what they will be showing on HBO.....- 8/7/2007 1:39:00 PM
So... The Attorney General Scandal Has Now Been Reduced to a Joke by the FISA Bill Passage (salon) When Diane Feinstein, who was a critic of Alberto Gonzales votes to have the AG and the DNI be the ones, without oversight, who run the surveillance program, it makes all the outrage about the incompe.....- 8/7/2007 1:30:20 PM
Do women really want Giuliani's whore as first lady? (joe) Inquiring minds want to know...I am of the opinion that women would despise a whorebag like Judi as first lady. Especially considering he dumped his wife on national tv...for a whore with no family va.....- 8/7/2007 12:47:09 PM
Democrat Chet Edwards Voting History for 110th congress first session (Chair) We've got most of this session posted with Chet Edwards voting history...still lacking march-april but the rest is up there. http://democrats.glenrose.net/vr.asp. Enjoy!Paul HarperSomervell County Dem.....- 8/7/2007 12:21:23 PM
It's been 3 days and I'm STILL disturbed about Chet Edwards Vote For Bush's FISA Bill (salon) After all this rain, there's been a lot of grass to mow, which leads to some good reflection and arguments with myself. I live in Texas. I am at the national and state levels represented entirely by R.....- 8/7/2007 12:12:34 PM
Somervell County has 3 functionally obsolete bridges (joe) There are a total of 24 on-system bridges in Somervell County, of those:18 are good or better3 are structurally deficient3 are functionally obsolete0 sub-standard for load onlyThere are a total of 2 o.....- 8/7/2007 12:13:14 PM
Was the Rush to Push Bush's Spy-On-Americans Program Because of Telecomm Court Cases? (salon) I watched a short bit of Washington Journal this morning, with Glenn Greenwald and David Rivkin. Rivkin, in speaking about the telecom companies that broke the law by providing access to information t.....- 8/7/2007 11:35:43 AM
PTSD- (Parker Co, TX)- *The Old You Is Gone* (salon) Article in the Weatherford Democrat on Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder.“He was a very outgoing, life-of-the-party person,” she said of her husband before his deployment. “His temper wasn't as bad. Ever.....- 8/7/2007 11:28:34 AM
United States and Torture-Are We Now Like Russia's KGB? The Black Sites, plus El Masri Video (salon) Anyone who still believes that the United States is the paragon of law and order, rather than secret torture, needs to read this... and wake up. In March, Mariane Pearl, the widow of the murdered Wall.....- 8/6/2007 4:43:36 PM
Gee! Recycling Plutonium Material from Nuclear Bombs the *Least Bad Option* (South Carolina) (salon) Anyone who still believes that the United States is the paragon of law and order, rather than secret torture, needs to read this... and wake up. In March, Mariane Pearl, the widow of the murdered Wall.....- 8/6/2007 3:26:18 PM
Nuclear Power Plant Accident O Day- Spanish Cofrentes Transformer Blaze (salon) Fires in power stations are not unusual, but when they strike nuclear plants, they reignite the debate over whether they should be shut down for good. A transformer blaze at Spain's Cofrentes nuclear .....- 8/6/2007 3:23:59 PM
TXU to Cut Mercury Emissions at Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant (and other Coal plants) (salon) I didn't realize there was even a problem with mercury emissions.TXU to Cut Mercury at Coal, Nuclear Power Plants DALLAS, Texas, August 6, 2007 (ENS) - TXU Power has partnered with the U.S. Environmen.....- 8/6/2007 3:20:22 PM
Video Clips from MTP-Gates Says That Paying Off Iraqis is Common, also Troop Withdrawal? Slo-Mo (salon) Everyone has heard Bush ad infinitum talk about how Anbar Province is safe, etc. What I found interesting about this question is that Russert followed up with asking about Sunnis being paid off by the.....- 8/6/2007 2:25:11 PM
FISA Video Snips from Saturday- Wasserman-Schulz, Hoyer, Nadler, and Wu (salon) Proving that, although 41 *Democrats* trampled on the Constitution (which also makes explains something about why Pelosi has impeachment off the table, eh?) there were those who stood up for law and p.....- 8/6/2007 1:34:12 PM
How I Feel About Chet Edward's Sneer at the 4th Amendment on Saturday (salon) Proving that, although 41 *Democrats* trampled on the Constitution (which also makes explains something about why Pelosi has impeachment off the table, eh?) there were those who stood up for law and p.....- 8/6/2007 12:05:22 PM
54% of weapons given to Iraqi Forces are now missing (joe) WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The Pentagon cannot account for 190,000 AK-47 rifles and pistols given to Iraqi security forces in 2004 and 2005, or about half the weapons earmarked for soldiers and police, a.....- 8/6/2007 11:27:29 AM
Barack Obama Channels Bush and the Bush Doctrine (salon) WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The Pentagon cannot account for 190,000 AK-47 rifles and pistols given to Iraqi security forces in 2004 and 2005, or about half the weapons earmarked for soldiers and police, a.....- 8/6/2007 11:17:32 AM
Chet Edwards (US Dist 17, Texas) - To the Right of John ASHCROFT??? (salon) Been reading some rundown commentaries of the 41 *Democrats* who voted with Republicans to give Bush the power to surveil Al Qaida any calls that come to or from foreign countries here. Chet Edwards i.....- 8/6/2007 7:25:54 AM
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations (joe) Office of Secretary and Executive Management: $102,930,000Office of the Under Secretary for Management: $237,765,000Office of the Chief Financial Officer: $32,000,000Office of the Chief Information Of.....- 8/5/2007 8:15:19 PM
House Legislative Spending uncovered (joe) Salaries and expenses of the House of Representatives: $1,198,560,000Office of the Speaker: $4,761,000, including $25,000 for official expenses of the SpeakerOffice of the Majority Floor Leader: $2,18.....- 8/5/2007 6:02:50 PM
US Justice Department (under incompetent Alberto Gonzales) Knew about TYC Abuse and Did Nothing (salon) Wrote about this some time back, the idea being that the REASON the Justice Dept did nothing was because they didn't want to rock the political boat for election reasons. Dallas Morning News has anoth.....- 8/5/2007 4:20:24 PM
Why are Texas State Pension Funds Still Using CROOKS as consultants? (salon) Gee. Not enough to be under SEC scrutiny. Not enough to be accused in the State of Kentucky for failing to do minimal inspection work. Good enough for Texas! Texas pension funds rely increasingly on o.....- 8/5/2007 4:13:24 PM
Mugabe Enacts Law to Spy on Phones Net Mail- Why, SO DOES the UNITED STATES! (salon) When you see a headline about some *other* country that is spying on its citizens, the press uses the word SPY. Well, gee, same thing for the United States last night, with the help of the *Democrats*.....- 8/5/2007 4:08:27 PM
Fort Hood (Texas) Mystery of Soldier's Death- Cell Records Contradict Official Statements (salon) I wrote last month about Lawrence Sprader, who died during a training exercise at Fort Hood. I don't always pay attention to stuff from Fort Hood, but it was so HOT right about then, and I remember th.....- 8/5/2007 1:15:37 PM
Can Speaker Craddick Be Removed? Jim Keffer (Hood County, Texas) Filed Request with AG (salon) If you watched the proceedings of the House a month or so ago, you would have seen some amazingly corrupt practices by Speaker Craddick; both Democrats and Republicans found what he did outrageous and.....- 8/5/2007 1:02:31 PM
Clifton, Texas-What Happens if you have Old, Majestic Live Oaks and ATMOS wants to clear them for a pipeline? (salon)  CLIFTON — Last week, when ATMOS Energy came in to clear the 50-foot right-of-way for its natural gas pipeline that runs to Chemical Lime, just south Clifton, a group of local residents became vocal i.....- 8/5/2007 12:57:34 PM
More on the Parker County Democratic Party *Dustup-Letter to the Editor from Behrens (salon) I wrote about this last month when I saw it in the Weatherford Democrat paper after Dick Yoder quit. Darrel Behrens wrote a letter to the editor to try to smooth the waters.He indicates that some kind.....- 8/5/2007 12:52:11 PM
Paris Texas Physician Ted McLemore on Cutting Edge of Lung Cancer Research (salon) I wrote about this last month when I saw it in the Weatherford Democrat paper after Dick Yoder quit. Darrel Behrens wrote a letter to the editor to try to smooth the waters.He indicates that some kind.....- 8/5/2007 12:25:25 PM
Who is TxDOT Accountable to? Certainly not to communities and taxpayers! (pstern) Under state law the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) virtually is omnipotent. The only entity that has some authority over the agency is the state legislature. The senate has its Committee o.....- 8/5/2007 12:06:26 PM
Chesapeake Energy Stiffed on Tarrant, Parker County Oil Leases? Lawsuit for Fort Worth Energy (salon) You know, it's not that Chesapeake thought they had a deal with Fort Worth Energy (and  XTO was trying to get one with Fort Worth Energy) to buy up a bunch of leases, it's THIS line that stands out.Ch.....- 8/5/2007 11:58:38 AM
FISA Video Bits From Last Night- Sestak, Ellison and Cohen (salon) You know, it's not that Chesapeake thought they had a deal with Fort Worth Energy (and  XTO was trying to get one with Fort Worth Energy) to buy up a bunch of leases, it's THIS line that stands out.Ch.....- 8/5/2007 11:36:30 AM
FISA Video Bits from Last Night- Mel Watts, Jan Schakowsky-CONSTITUTIONAL Democrats (salon) You know, it's not that Chesapeake thought they had a deal with Fort Worth Energy (and  XTO was trying to get one with Fort Worth Energy) to buy up a bunch of leases, it's THIS line that stands out.Ch.....- 8/5/2007 11:21:43 AM
Mark Your Calendars to Watch METEORS all night next Saturday/Sunday night August 12th -Perseids (salon) Circle this date: Sunday, August 12th. Next to the circle write “all night” and “Meteors!” Attach the above to your refrigerator in plain view so you won’t miss the 2007 Perseid meteor shower.“It’s go.....- 8/5/2007 10:35:29 AM
FISA Video Bits- Inslee, Langevin and Harmon Speak Out Against Bush's FISA Bill Expansion of Spy on YOU powers (salon) Circle this date: Sunday, August 12th. Next to the circle write “all night” and “Meteors!” Attach the above to your refrigerator in plain view so you won’t miss the 2007 Perseid meteor shower.“It’s go.....- 8/5/2007 12:23:59 AM
It's almost midnight, do you know what your congress is doing? (joe) They are doing the military appropriations....giving away our tax dollars to charter schools, to corporations who make a profit and don't need it just because they are in someone's district, and givin.....- 8/5/2007 12:00:41 AM
FISA Video Bits- John Conyers on Reverse Targeting and Bobby Scott (salon) They are doing the military appropriations....giving away our tax dollars to charter schools, to corporations who make a profit and don't need it just because they are in someone's district, and givin.....- 8/4/2007 11:47:46 PM
John Murtha is just as corrupt as William Jefferson IMO (joe) I am sitting here listening to CSPAN where Murtha is defending earmarks that he should not be defending. He is pretty corrupt using our tax dollars to fund things that do not need to be funded. I like.....- 8/4/2007 11:12:15 PM
FISA Video Snips- Sheila Jackson Lee and Anna Eshoo Speak OUT against Bush Excesses (salon) Although I think they all knew that there were too enough *Democrats* who were going to vote with the Republicans that it was a losing cause, made me proud to hear that they spoke out against Bush's s.....- 8/4/2007 11:18:29 PM
FISA Video Bit-Crazy Louis Gohmert from Tyler (salon) I don't normally clip Republicans because they are so antithetical to the way I think, but Gohmert made me laugh. I have to think that people in Tyler and Longview must not really listen to him, becau.....- 8/4/2007 10:54:00 PM
Ugh! Will a DEMOCRAT who cares about the Constitution PLEASE RUN AGAINST CHET EDWARDS???????? (salon) Was Chet Edwards one of those who proudly stood up to speak against the FISA bill that allows Bush to get his way with WARRANTLESS spying on Americans? Nope. I watched the entire C-span segment from b.....- 8/4/2007 10:34:40 PM
Chet Edwards votes with republicans to give Alberto Gonzales more power (joe) I'm not sure why Chet Edwards is scared like the republicans...I guess the terrorists win. Shame on Chet Edwards...he should have read what Benjamin Franklin wrote on Nov. 11, 1755, "Those who wo.....- 8/4/2007 10:24:49 PM
FISA Video Snips Part 2- Democrats Who Honor the Constitution Speak Out Against the Spy on Americans Bill (salon) I'm not sure why Chet Edwards is scared like the republicans...I guess the terrorists win. Shame on Chet Edwards...he should have read what Benjamin Franklin wrote on Nov. 11, 1755, "Those who wo.....- 8/4/2007 10:30:54 PM
Chet Edwards is 1 of 9 democrats to vote against Energy Independence, National Security, and Consumer Protection Act (joe) I'm not sure why Chet Edwards is scared like the republicans...I guess the terrorists win. Shame on Chet Edwards...he should have read what Benjamin Franklin wrote on Nov. 11, 1755, "Those who wo.....- 8/4/2007 9:55:46 PM
Chet Edwards is 1 of 11 democrats to vote against the Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Act (joe) Shame on Chet Edwards for being a vote for big oil over the people!http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2007/roll825.xmlhttp://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=110_cong_bills&docid=f:h2776.....- 8/4/2007 9:50:53 PM
FISA Bill- Video Snip of Silvester Reyes Preparing The Public for Sell Out to Bush (salon) Made me sick as soon as I heard him open his mouth (Update: He actually voted against it, which is good. I just wish he had been much more forceful about how utterly BAD this is. Maybe it would have p.....- 8/4/2007 10:06:00 PM
FISA Bill Starting to be considered-Looks like Democrats are selling out too (salon) Made me sick as soon as I heard him open his mouth (Update: He actually voted against it, which is good. I just wish he had been much more forceful about how utterly BAD this is. Maybe it would have p.....- 8/4/2007 7:43:09 PM
Senate Caves In to Bush on his Spy-On-Americans Warrantless Surveillance Program-Will the House? (salon) Made me sick as soon as I heard him open his mouth (Update: He actually voted against it, which is good. I just wish he had been much more forceful about how utterly BAD this is. Maybe it would have p.....- 8/4/2007 3:24:39 PM
More Iraqi civilians killed than when the atom bomb was dropped on Nagasaki (joe) We have reached a point where more Iraqi civilians have died than Japanese when we dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. To me, this feels like a sad number...how many innocent people have to di.....- 8/4/2007 10:54:20 AM
Deficient major bridges in Texas (joe) The following state bridges carry at least 10,000 vehicles a day and have been rated as either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete by inspectors, according to an MSNBC.com analysis of the .....- 8/3/2007 7:51:40 PM
Scaling Back on Reading the Bush Administration and Congressional News (salon) I just can't stand it;every day I read new offenses, as I have ever since the Bush administration came to power, and, while a Republican Congress marched in lockstep with Bush, and defintely the Democ.....- 8/3/2007 2:16:11 PM
Poor TxDOT Accountability: "Birds of a Feather" lie in bed together? (pstern) Question: Who holds TxDOT accountable?Answer: No one!Apparently, no one can or wants to hold TxDOT accountable.Recently, TxDOT publicly stated that it would take money from one project scheduled in Ha.....- 8/3/2007 10:43:27 AM
Secret Bush's KGB..Oops, I mean TSP... Ooops, Mean Spying on Americans Was Found (Secretly) ILLEGAL this year (salon) but we only know about it now, not because Bush said anything about how he was ILLEGALLY spying on Americans through *WARRANTLESS* spying, but because John Boenher, a Republican, spilled the beans. Tu.....- 8/3/2007 10:33:01 AM
Bush the Drunk! Globe and E! Magazine on Laura Not Living With Him Anymore (salon) but we only know about it now, not because Bush said anything about how he was ILLEGALLY spying on Americans through *WARRANTLESS* spying, but because John Boenher, a Republican, spilled the beans. Tu.....- 8/3/2007 10:16:17 AM
TxDOT's contractor should pay for 2nd try on FM 1826! (pstern) TxDOT continues to scam taxpayers! TxDOT must not get away with double-taxing Hays and Travis County taxpayers for the unprofessional job its contractor performed 9 months ago on FM 1826. After the ro.....- 8/2/2007 11:47:27 AM
Geez. Obama the War-Mongerer! Pre-emptive (Bush!!!!) Strikes Against Pakistan (salon) Um. Hasn't anyone told him that the Bush Doctrine of invading and attacking other countries is, uh, not JUST WAR? What, does he go to bed and read how Bush does stuff and think how militaristic he can.....- 8/1/2007 1:08:20 PM
Law: The Toll Road Crusade (pstern) Toll Roads: Governor Perry and TxDOT Forcing Infinite Toll Road Double-Taxation on Hard-Working TexansNo matter what Texans are being told, toll roads are NOT needed. There are many ways to find finan.....- 7/31/2007 4:09:40 PM
Um. Yeah. Let's Route Chlorine-Laden Rail Cars Through Texas Rural Communities (salon) cuz everyone knows that people in rural communities don't get sick the same way people in the cities do. Or, putting it another way, heck, what are a few dead or sick country-dwellers compared to ever.....- 7/31/2007 1:02:27 PM
Hood County (Texas) Escapee has been caught (salon) I'm always a little extra happy when I read that prisoners who escaped from jail and are on the loose... somewhere.. in the area are caught again. Aren't you? A three-day manhunt for a Hood County esc.....- 7/31/2007 12:46:57 PM
First Dell Computer *made in India* Sold to Indians (salon) Ah. I remember when Dell Computers was PC's Limited, selling a collection of variable, hodgepodge PCS (8088, etc days of old)  that had non-standard parts, including any old bios from anywhere  that w.....- 7/31/2007 12:35:40 PM
2 More Million Dollar Contract, War-Related Earmarks from Chet Edwards for Waco Companies. (salon) Here's what I don't get-L3 just announced earnings and their profits are up. Why are we subsidizing corporate welfare for this military-related company? Course they WERE contributors to Chet Edwards c.....- 7/31/2007 11:42:28 AM
Boy! I am just KICKED down by this cold.. but coming up the slope (salon) I haven't had a bad cold in a few years so I guess I was due one. But, wow, it was the kind that makes you just want to sleep because you feel so weak. On the other hand, the more sleep I got, the mor.....- 7/31/2007 10:25:07 AM
Republican Senator Ted Stevens home searched by IRS & FBI (Chair) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Federal agents searched the home of U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens on Monday, focusing on records related to his relationship with an oil field services contractor jailed in a public .....- 7/30/2007 8:04:04 PM
Giuliani's Princess Bride via Vanity Fair (Chair) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Federal agents searched the home of U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens on Monday, focusing on records related to his relationship with an oil field services contractor jailed in a public .....- 7/30/2007 7:58:19 PM
Chief Justice John Roberts in hospital after a fall on a dock in Maine (joe) WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chief Justice John Roberts was taken by ambulance to a hospital on Monday after a fall on a dock near his summer home in Maine.Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said she did no.....- 7/30/2007 5:53:23 PM
Car crashes at Nuclear Weapons Plant (joe) OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) -- A driver ran a checkpoint at a nuclear weapons plant early Monday and crashed into a barrier, then fled on foot, authorities said. Oak Ridge police were searching for the driv.....- 7/30/2007 2:42:57 PM
nOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Marvin Zindler *EYE-Witness News* is DEAD! (salon) I didn't always live in the DFW area. When I was a kid, I lived in Sharpstown and Memorial, and then again, when an adult, around South Braeswood and a town in Brazoria County. And I used to watch Mar.....- 7/30/2007 8:54:19 AM
Kaptur and Hunter Block Bush Administration Funds for Security and Prosperity Partnership (salon) I didn't always live in the DFW area. When I was a kid, I lived in Sharpstown and Memorial, and then again, when an adult, around South Braeswood and a town in Brazoria County. And I used to watch Mar.....- 7/31/2007 9:51:13 AM
Gee! Why Didn't John Cornyn Defend Alberto Gonzales? Fox News Asked, Crickets Answered (salon) from Political WireI still remember Cornyn sitting at the table with Alberto Gonzales, his buddy from Texas, when Gonzales was attempting to be confirmed as Attorney General. Where's the love now? Cou.....- 7/29/2007 11:10:49 PM
HOW Much Money Is Allocated for National Intelligence for the Year? 9/11 Bill Says Cough It UP! (salon) Yes! But look at the wiggle room in 2009!For the first time since it began debating the issue more than three decades ago, Congress is now poised to adopt legislation that will require -- not merely r.....- 7/29/2007 2:00:16 PM
Heh! Kelso on that Fat Catching Obesity Study (salon) This finding brings to mind three words, the last being Sherlock. You mean to tell me that you have to take notes to figure that out? I mean, if you're living with someone who comes home with a gallon.....- 7/29/2007 1:55:58 PM
Texas Youth Commission and Outsourcing Juvenile Prisons-Maybe it's a BAD Idea! (salon) When I wrote the other day about private companies that are running our prisons, with a comparison to Guantanemo Bay, I didn't realize that at least one of those companies, GEO also runs juvenile lock.....- 7/29/2007 1:21:28 PM
What will happen if utility companies take over Wind power? (salon) Probably the ravings of a late night insomniac, but I notice that TXU and Shell are planning a wind farm in the panhandle of Texas. TXU Corp.’s generating subsidiary and Shell WindEnergy Inc. plan a h.....- 7/29/2007 1:05:44 PM
Why Does the Bush Administration Want to Sell Advanced Weapons to Saudi Arabia? (salon) And, when Israel noticed and protested, Bush administration said they'll upgrade the Israeli weapons, too. The Bush administration has decided to supply billions of dollars in advanced new weapons to .....- 7/29/2007 1:01:57 PM
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