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FISA Video Bits From Last Night- Sestak, Ellison and Cohen (salon) - 8/5/2007 11:36:30 AM
FISA Video Bits from Last Night- Mel Watts, Jan Schakowsky-CONSTITUTIONAL Democrats (salon) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 8/4/2007 7:43:09 PM
Senate Caves In to Bush on his Spy-On-Americans Warrantless Surveillance Program-Will the House? (salon) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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
Harlingen, Texas-Man Says He Couldn't Smell Dead Wife In The House (salon) Well. This was a weird one. I'm willing to give it to the man that his nose smellers might be damaged by diabetes. But it's been about 16 DAYS and he says he thought his wife LEFT him? Um. the CAR wou.....- 7/29/2007 12:41:42 PM
Hedge Fund Follies- GE Revises Four Years of Accounting Under SEC Investigation (salon) GE apparently must sell everything under the sun now. I saw that they were into nuclear power some months back, and, in this article, some locomotive sales were improperly posted. Locomotive sales????.....- 7/29/2007 12:25:42 PM
On the YouTube Debates, Republicans Chickening Out and Why It's STILL Not a Substitute for a *DEBATE* (salon) I watched the Youtube debate with the Democrats. To me, the debate grafted some fresh immediate content onto the same old stodgy debate format. To begin with, the candidates with the most money were i.....- 7/29/2007 12:19:18 PM
Horrible Hillary Clinton page...aka the real story behind Waco, Texas murders (joe) - 7/29/2007 9:47:01 AM
Hillary Clinton is NOT 'ready to lead'...but there are plenty of Democrats who are (joe) I'm pretty tired of hearing Hillary Clinton is ready to lead....I think that the candidates each have more experience than her. She was the wife of a president...nothing more. She took advantage of an.....- 7/29/2007 9:14:03 AM
Price Fixing of Natural Gas in Robertson County, Texas- ETC (Energy Transfer Partners) (salon) From a regular reader.It relates also to ETC (Energy Transfer Partners).  ETC operates three (3) amine sweetening plants in Robertson County! Here's a snippetIn an unrelated case, the commission propo.....- 7/28/2007 1:40:59 PM
Iran Contra Video Snips Part 3 -Lawrence Walsh 1994 (salon) - 7/28/2007 10:15:47 AM
Iran Contra Video Snips Part 2 (salon) - 7/28/2007 9:50:49 AM
Some Iran-Contra Video Snips about Bush/Reagan/CIA's Involvement-Lawrence Walsh Pt 1 (salon) 1992-1994. I read a couple of books on the Iran-Contra scandal two years back-one was A Very Thin Line. Several items from the books were that Reagan was almost impeached, George Bush Sr pardoned Casp.....- 7/28/2007 9:41:20 AM
Toll Roads: Governor Perry and TxDOT Forcing Infinite Toll Road Double-Taxation on Hard-Working Texans (pstern) No matter what Texans are being told, toll roads are NOT needed. There are many ways to find financing for building and maintaining roadways and the truth is that tolling roads is one of the most inef.....- 7/28/2007 6:38:49 AM
Hillary Clinton, what do you think of the massacre in Waco, Texas of the Branch Davidians? (joe) I haven't heard this question posed to her yet...since her husband was responsible for killing those women and children I'm curious what her response would be. I think the right and left agree it was .....- 7/27/2007 12:42:38 PM
Our Forefathers Wrote the Constitution that Included an Impeachment Article for a Very Good Reason --- and It’s Time to Use It! (pstern) The Constitution of the United States of America was carefully constructed and adopted on September 17, 1787. After much discussion, the writers of our constitution decided to include under Article 2:.....- 7/26/2007 4:33:40 PM
Totally Thrilled to See Who*s Playin in Denton County, TX Exercising Freedom of Speech (salon) - 7/26/2007 1:31:25 PM
Some Video Bits from Alberto *I'm a Liar* Gonzales Testimony the other day to the Senate Judiciary Committee (salon) Who needs to watch soap operas when you have Alberto G doing the over-the-top entertainment? Except because he's the friggin ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES, he's not supposed to be the clueless.....- 7/26/2007 2:15:58 PM
Ronnie Earle, Travis County, TX DA is investigating Nathan *Grease my Palms* Hecht (salon) How in the world are we in Texas supposed to keep up faith in our judicial system when we have judges like Nathan Hecht on the bench? Thankfully, after a complaint by Texas Watch, Ronnie Earle is look.....- 7/26/2007 9:47:57 AM
Activist Judges? No, Activist Congress-Moves to Free Border Patrol Agents (salon) Um. Isn't that what the JUDICIAL branch does? Why in the world is Congress interfering with the courts? I thought it was pretty smarmy when the Republicans (and a few Democrats like Chet Edwards) got .....- 7/26/2007 9:44:12 AM
Can't Resist. John Carter (R-TX) Earmark is a Dairy Gasifier for Stephenville (Erath Co) TX (salon) Actually, I think it sounds like a great machine, as it turns manure to energy and a mineral ash commodity.I just wish he'd appropriate one for Congress. All that manure going to waste.P.S. John Carte.....- 7/26/2007 9:34:26 AM
VIDEO- Bush's Al Qaeda Speech on July 24, 2007- How Many Times Can He Say.... ? (salon) I read Froomkin of the Washington Post's article on "Al Qaeda's Best Publicist" in which he says:Could al-Qaeda possibly have found a better publicist than President Bush?At a South Carolina.....- 7/26/2007 9:17:27 AM
Flood Evacuation Follies from Weatherford- Man Who Wouldn't Leave Horseshoe Bend to be fined (salon) Moral of this story-GET OUT when emergency personnel tell you to. The Parker County Commissioners Court decided Edward Musick should have to pay $1573.68 for expenses the county incurred during his sw.....- 7/26/2007 8:59:50 AM
Picture of Gas *Sweetener* Plant -In Action! - in Robertson County, Texas (salon) Wanna live near an amine gas plant?This is just one of 8 or 9 of these huffing, puffing, breathing monsters in the county now!It's a surprise that some people can't "smell a thing"! From a r.....- 7/26/2007 2:41:37 AM
Toyota Makes Plug-in Version of the Prius- No More Hacking Your Car (salon) - 7/25/2007 6:22:50 PM
Private Equity and Hedge Fund Money for US Candidates for President (salon) Interesting article that shows who the PE companies are that are heavily donating to the presidential candidates' campaigns. And why might they be doing this? A lower tax rate, for one. The recent ini.....- 7/25/2007 5:51:48 PM
How To Tell When Alberto Gonzales is Lying (salon) - 7/25/2007 4:26:40 PM
Bill Clinton Tries to Justify Killings in Iraq (salon) Read A Tiny RevolutionAs awful as Iraq has been, fewer people have died there than would have died if the American military hadn't been there. Oh. Okay, then. That makes invading another country okay......- 7/25/2007 2:32:25 PM
What? You Mean Abstinence-Only Education in Texas Ain't Working? TX Leads Nation in Teen Birth Rate (salon) Maybe, um, CONDOM use ought to be a part of that. Texas had the nation's highest birth rate among teenagers ages 15 to 19 in 2004, according to a newly released study of children's health. ...Observer.....- 7/25/2007 2:23:12 PM
Don't Tailgate! This made me laugh (salon) - 7/25/2007 2:09:54 PM
EFF Sues Universal over *Fair Use* of Song in YouTube Video (salon) - 7/25/2007 2:02:45 PM
Should a White Man Who Threatens to Blow up Hill Air Force Base in Utah Be Considered a Terrorist? (salon) I think so. But maybe he's not a terrorist because he's a white guy.An aircraft mechanic is now charged with making threats against his employer: Hill Air Force Base. The FBI says William Stiffler thr.....- 7/25/2007 1:49:50 PM
Democratic Presidential Candidates Blow off Warmongering/Corporatist DLC... for now (salon) DLC: synonymous with the Clintons, except before the primary. Bill Clinton is the DLC's poster boy, and I at least haven't forgotten he stumped for Joe Lieberman before the last election. And the DLC,.....- 7/25/2007 12:57:50 PM
In San Antonio, Toll Road Critics Get the Boot Lest, God Forbid, the MPO Be seen as Anti-Toll (salon) Sheesh. Everyone march in lockstep with TxDOT, shall we? God forbid there should be anyone on a transportation planning committee that wanted to have public roads versus toll , eh? County Commissioner.....- 7/25/2007 11:54:37 AM
The Bush Whitewash Library at SMU and the Man With the Condo Who was Booted Out (salon) Wrote about this before.  Eminent Domain Used to Take Someone's Property for (roads? some public works? Nope. The Bush Presidential Library at SMU).  But now the attorney who was booted out of his hom.....- 7/25/2007 11:36:23 AM
City of Waco (and McLennan County) Joined the Lawsuit against TCEQ- Coal-Fired Plants (salon) BackgroundClaiming the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality violated state health laws in granting the permit, a coalition of municipalities located across the state is asking a state district ju.....- 7/25/2007 11:23:19 AM
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