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Heh! What Will Happen to Little George Once He FINALLY (hooray!) Leaves Office (salon) - 7/16/2007 8:53:53 AM
Bush Doesn't Care What People In Texas Think-No Democracy For YOU! (salon) Yet another example of Bush's back of the hand, with regard to the fence across the Texas-Mexico border. I was reading an article in the Star-Telegram about some fence protesters who are concerned abo.....- 7/16/2007 8:48:26 AM
Sign a Gas Lease- Get Stiffed for the Bonus- Glencrest Resources, Fort Worth (salon) What happens if you sign a lease with a company for drilling, and expect to get paid your bonus within, oh, say, the time the drilling company SAYS they will pay it.. and they don't? Forest Hill resid.....- 7/16/2007 8:19:23 AM
Remember the Keene (Texas) Woman Whose Baby Was Thrown From Her SUV in High Speed Chase? (salon) Background on it here. She's the one that worked in Brownsville and was embezzling from her employer. Apparently she was going to go on a cruise and was hot-pedalling it down Hwy 67 to get home when S.....- 7/16/2007 8:12:52 AM
Remember that Danged Ice That Was Supposed to Be Shipped to Katrina Sufferers? (salon) Seems FEMA has been storing it since they totally screwed up and wasted money on it... and now they don't know if it's safe to consume... so it's all going to be MELTED. And, um, it's a double feckup .....- 7/16/2007 8:05:35 AM
Texas at Sierra Blanca- Dumping Ground for Nuclear Waste and Toxic Sludge (salon) Where does another state's toxic sewer waste go? Why, to Texas, of course, especially when the contract is first negotiated by a crime family. Who owns what? Mafia owned sludge *ranch* MERCO was c.....- 7/16/2007 7:55:20 AM
Sour Gas Well from XTO Being Drilled Close to Franklin HS Expansion Building-Robertson County, TX (salon) Sent by a  regular reader, Robertson CountyThe attached photo is of an XTO (State Wide Rule 36--sour gas well) being drilled close behind the new Franklin High School Expansion building near down town.....- 7/16/2007 7:21:08 AM
Bush, Dedicating White House Press Room... Takes NO Press Questions -Videos (salon) What a joke. You'd think that the ONE time that Bush actually shows his face in the White House press room (I suppose he might have been there once or twice before, but usually it's his lying shill do.....- 7/15/2007 9:46:03 PM
Video-Cheney's the One That Asked for Saudi Bases During the Gulf War (salon) at the behest of Poppy Bush. I saw this interview on C-span the other night, during a time Cheney was running for president. In response to a question about significant events during the Gulf War, he .....- 7/15/2007 6:48:05 PM
On the Sham of Debates-and Clinton/Edwards Seeking to Limit Them Even More (salon) I already do not believe that the so-called *debates* are more than PR opportunities for the candidates to show off their carefully crafted ambiguities. For example, in my opinion, a real debate would.....- 7/15/2007 4:57:36 PM
Why Didn't the Press Push Bush on his Sources for Who *Al Qaida in Iraq* Is? (salon) I was going to the store during Bush's press conference the other day, listening to it on NPR, and found it difficult to listen to all the baloney spewing out of his mouth. But there was one point in .....- 7/15/2007 1:16:50 PM
Ugh! Marines Consider All Iraqi Men Part of the Insurgency- Court Testimony about Kilo Company (salon) What is there to say about Marines killing innocent civilians and then trying to cover it up by planting weapons near their bodies and lying about it?A Marine corporal said Marines in his unit began r.....- 7/15/2007 1:58:15 PM
Half of Foreign Fighters in Iraq? Syrian? Iranian? NOPE! They're Saudis, Just Like Who Attacked Us on 9/11 (salon) Hmmm. Does this mean that the Al Qaida that Bush is always talking about are Saudi, too? And um, how many foreign fighters are we talking about? Out of 19,000 insurgents being held by the US military......- 7/15/2007 12:49:49 PM
VIDEO- Lofgen on Miers No Show to the House Subpoena (salon) - 7/14/2007 3:03:07 PM
VIDEO- Some Conyers Comments on Miers Failure to Obey Congressional Subpoena (salon) I just cannot STAND Chris Cannon, so I took out most of his whininess. The last time I watched a hearing, can't remember for what, he sneered and patronized Linda Sanchez. In the hearing where Miers d.....- 7/14/2007 1:58:46 PM
VIDEO- Bush Beats the 9/11 Drum on the Fourth Of July (salon) How many times can Bush pathetically keep trying to make 9/11 the excuse for EVERYTHING his administration has either done wrong or broken the law about? Here's a short compile I did the other day fro.....- 7/14/2007 2:06:33 PM
Thinking about converting my HUGE collection of video clips to Flash (salon) I have, as a lot of people know, a really large collection of video fair use clips I've made for the past 3 years or so. I used to have a lot of pre-2004 election Kerry clips as well, but I was so tic.....- 7/14/2007 1:41:53 PM
VIDEO- Cohen on Miers Non-Compliance with Subpoena- Ordinary People Would Have to Comply (salon) - 7/14/2007 1:08:38 PM
Nice Article about John Graves in the A-AS- New Book *My Dogs & Guns* (salon) I recently talked with a man who has some bits in Graves books and have been thinking I'd like to re-read "Goodbye to a River".  (Incidentally, I think I read that Mr. Hopson was in an auto .....- 7/14/2007 12:12:43 PM
Eh-Hem! Internet Escort Service BUSTED that Originated in Stephenville (Erath County) Texas (salon) According to the Fort Worth Star Telegram, two women and one man were recently arrested and charged with prostitution and for promoting prostitution.Lieutenant Don Miller with the Stephenville Police .....- 7/14/2007 11:16:01 AM
Video- Linda Sanchez Comments about Harriet Miers Contempt for Congress (salon) - 7/14/2007 10:42:41 AM
Video- Reid on Troops In Iraq AFTER April 08 (salon) IF what you want is for the United States to LEAVE Iraq, that's not what you're getting with either Republicans NOR Democrats AND how many troops to stay there will be up to the discretion of the Pres.....- 7/14/2007 4:35:59 AM
Pffttt!!!! GOP Going to Try AGAIN to Oust Chet Edwards-It Sure Won't be Van *Trust Fund Baby* Taylor Again (salon) Yeah. Just try to oust a guy who most of the time calls himself *independent* and not only courts Republican votes but votes the Republican way most of the time. Tom Cole made me laugh with this state.....- 7/13/2007 12:02:20 PM
BAIT AND SWITCH- House Dems Vote To Keep Limited US Troop Presence in Iraq Past April 1, 2008 (salon) Out of Iraq? Well.. not really. The US, having illegally invaded Iraq on false pretenses, will continue to occupy it after April 1, 2008. For how long? Well, that depends on what the President says, a.....- 7/13/2007 6:51:27 AM
Bush as Unpopular as Nixon Now- Approval Level Down to 26 percent (salon) As I always wonder, who are the 26 percent that approve of what this man is doing? It's funny. Bush is so concerned, not with what people in this country, which is supposed to be a democracy, think NO.....- 7/12/2007 8:54:25 PM
Few Bits from the Glen Rose Reporter Newspaper This Week- July 12, 2007 (salon) Glen Rose Reporter Newspaper .There's an amazing picture on the front of the paper this week, that of a house on Hwy 56 south of town that looks like it's ready to float away from the flooding that oc.....- 7/12/2007 8:11:01 PM
The Further Adventures of Bush in Wonderland (pstern) More Media Brainwashing? Pres. Bush is busy today (7/12/07) giving his spin to news media of the progress made in Iraq.  Bush's denial is being picked up by the media in another one of many deceptions.....- 7/12/2007 7:01:32 PM
Surfing on your BICYCLE! heh (salon) From WiredThis crazy contraption is Michaels Killian's Sideways Bike. Killian is a software engineer in Dublin, Ireland and he came up with the idea while tinkering in his shed. A complex multi-stage .....- 7/12/2007 3:22:32 PM
Court in California Rules It's Okay to Spy On What Web Sites You Visit Or Your Email Addresses-No Warrant (salon) Have we completely thrown out the constitution? What ever happened to government agencies having to get, oh, say, WARRANTS if they want to spy on you? Is it THAT tough? A federal appeals court has rul.....- 7/12/2007 3:18:00 PM
Crappy Privately-Run Prisons in Texas? Suicides? Idaho Says *Let's Send MORE Inmates To Texas!* (salon) I don't normally pay much attention to prison stories but this one seemed absurd. The GEO group, which is a business that operates prisons and is based in Florida, operates the Dickens and Val Verde p.....- 7/12/2007 3:06:52 PM
P.S. On Chet Edward's Money Hypocrisy- Earmarks That Confuse Versus Money Announcements Before the Fact (salon) Not just me but also the Waco Tribune called Edwards to task for his paternalistic attitude that telling people what earmarks are being considered would *confuse* them. And when I first wrote about th.....- 7/12/2007 2:53:39 PM
On Same Day Chet Edwards Gets Money for Brazos Valley TMC, Brazos County Says They Want TTC (salon) Might just be a funny news coincidence, except for the fact that both these articles have a TxDOT AND Brazos County tie. First, on Chet Edwards. A project that could ease local road congestion may be .....- 7/12/2007 2:38:25 PM
HOW Easy is it for a phony firm to get a licence from the NRC to buy dirty bomb materials? Very (salon) At the same time that we find out, in spades, that the Bush administration really hasn't done too much to keep our country safe from terrorists, here's a very real example.Undercover investigators pos.....- 7/12/2007 1:51:32 PM
Increased Taser Power? Why? Some Examples and Rebuff to Sid Miller of TX House Dist 59 (salon) In this last Texas Lege session, Lon Burnam wanted to restrict the use of tasers to *only* when the police are justified in using deadly force against a suspect; HB 418 - Sid Miller said, amusingly, t.....- 7/12/2007 12:48:26 PM
Time to be Upset and a Time to Respond (salon) Excellent entry from Winding Road in an Urban Area about the presidential race. Hear! Hear! If you were looking for how to lose an election, you had no further to look than Hill and Bill.  Shut the he.....- 7/12/2007 9:43:53 AM
Miers failed to appear...but will the dem's do anything about it? (joe) Are they going to hold her to the same standards I am held to? If I didn't show then I would be in trouble with a 'failure to appear' charge....will they do ANYTHING to Miers? If not then why should a.....- 7/12/2007 9:34:48 AM
TEA About to be Audited about the Awarding of State Contracts (salon) Seems that the big cheeses in TEA don't want to be seen as unethical, but can they prove it? The state auditor's office has announced that it will pursue its own review of the Texas Education Agency a.....- 7/12/2007 8:49:54 AM
Impeachment of Bush and Cheney? Priority #1 (pstern) Impeachment is a Priority Mandatory: Who’s Kidding Whom? (click on links)During the past 7 years President George Walker Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and their administration, a.k.a., advisors hav.....- 7/11/2007 5:14:12 PM
*Good Ole Boy* System in Cleburne (Johnson Co) Texas? Judge Bridewell Recuses Himself from EOG/Price Case (salon) Remember this? The Prices didn't like EOG being able to come on their property without permission and tried to issue a restraining order against them. Judge Bridewell (who, incidentally, is not only j.....- 7/11/2007 3:04:04 PM
Controlling Higher Education: (pstern) College For Wealthy Elitists Only?  The answer may be yes. Fewer American children and their families will be able to afford the cost of higher education tuition. Thanks for the sky-rocketin.....- 7/11/2007 10:35:08 AM
Friendly Roomba It Ain't - Taser Electric Shotgun to be Mounted on IRobot Military Machines (salon) Yes. I have a roomba and it does a GREAT job of vacuuming the floor. I just don't want Roomba zapping me with a Taser! iRobot has deals with the military to create various robots. As this article says.....- 7/10/2007 2:48:30 PM
Our Govt Spying On Us-The NSA Snooped on Lawyers and they KNEW the spying was illegal (salon) Wrote about this the other day after disgustedly reading that an appeals court dismissed the NSA spying case, which is secret, because THOSE plaintiffs couldn't prove that they were being spied upon, .....- 7/10/2007 2:31:05 PM
On that House That Exploded in Cleburne (Johnson Co) Texas Due to Gas Leak (salon) The Pawlik family has filed a suit against ATMOS Gas. Wonder if this new information will kill the lawsuit? David Pawlick, a resident at 632 Woodard Ave., called the Cleburne Fire Department’s non-eme.....- 7/10/2007 1:48:27 PM
One More Bit About Flooding Around Here (salon) When I was out and about yesterday, I heard on the news that roads in Glen Rose had been closed due to flooding the other day when we had yet ANOTHER storm blow through the area in the evening. Crossi.....- 7/10/2007 1:36:42 PM
Hmm! Waco Tribune ALSO Thinks Chet Edwards Should Reveal Earmarks-Father Knows Best Paternalism (salon) I wrote about this yesterday after reading that Edwards thought telling his constituents the *wish-list* earmarks might confuse them. Pfftt. Looks like Edwards attitude didn't set too well with the Wa.....- 7/10/2007 1:25:02 PM
Two More July 4th Parade Photos from Glen Rose-The Somervell Democrats Float (salon) - 7/10/2007 10:45:14 AM
Sid Miller (Tx House Dist 59) PR O Day- (salon) Where would newspapers be if they couldn't republish PR sent out by flacks as news? As reader Somervell Sally pointed out, the Stephenville paper has put out a PR release sent by a group called Empowe.....- 7/10/2007 10:28:50 AM
An Average Of A $500 To $700 Refund Available To EVERY Texas Taxpayer! (pstern) Governor, Legislators Sitting On TaxPayer Dollars Why are legislators and Gov. Perry keeping the $14 BILLION in overpaid taxpayer dollars? An average of a $500 to $700 refund is available to ever.....- 7/9/2007 10:02:44 PM
Newly Declassified Window Film Keeps Out Hackers, Phone Calls, EMPs (joe) Like a tinfoil hat for your house, new technology promises to block hackers' access to your wireless transmissions—and protect against EMP attacks and explosions, to boot By Christopher Mims When a Bo.....- 7/9/2007 3:14:23 PM
Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) Thinks Posting *Wish List* Earmarks Would Confuse Us, His Constituents (salon) Read this and tell me if this doesn't seem like Edwards just flat doesn't want to post his earmarks.. and if so, and he won't do it until AFTER they've passed.. why?In response to calls for transparen.....- 7/8/2007 9:13:18 AM
Clinton on H1B Visas and *Allaying American Fears About Outsourcing* (salon) Ever since I saw Bush go to India and tell Americans, basically, to suck it up that their jobs were being taken by Indians but we'd get some mangos in return, I've wondered who, besides, businessmen, .....- 7/8/2007 1:27:21 AM
US and NATO Airstrikes Kill Scores of Innocent Civilians in Afghanistan This Week (salon) Let's please stop calling killing people, such as women and children, *collateral damage*. No, that makes it FAR too impersonal. These are people who are being killed because the United States chooses.....- 7/7/2007 8:32:51 PM
Terrorists Caught in Burleson, Johnson Co, Tx-Ooops, They're WHITE and CHRISTIAN (salon) Gee. Should we start bringing troops to Burleson so these terrorist won't follow us home to Somervell County? Because you know, if don't fight them there, they'll come here. That's what Bush says abou.....- 7/7/2007 6:19:31 PM
Texans Need Gubernatorial Impeachment Legislation (pstern) Gov. Rick "39-percent of the votes" Perry Lies to Texas Voters From the "git-go" Gov. Rick Perry has lied to Texas voters and has pushed the legislature to approve special interest.....- 7/7/2007 3:37:04 PM
ONE Man KNOWS He was Illegally Wiretapped... Court Says Others Have no Standing-Tosses NSA Lawsuit (salon) How crazy is this? You know, because Bush has said so, and it's been all over the papers for the last 2 years at least that the Bush administration has been illegally eavesdropping, without a warrant,.....- 7/7/2007 8:29:13 AM
'Thomas' Chet Edwards Personal Financial Disclosures - 2005 (joe) Net Worth: From $59,020 to $363,000Ranks 342nd among all members of the House Assets: 11 totaling $59,020 to $363,000Liabilities: 0http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.asp?CID=N00005794&year.....- 7/6/2007 10:14:12 PM
Few Bits from the weekly Glen Rose Reporter Newspaper- Week of July 5, 2007 (salon) Love the Glen Rose Reporter. First up, we've had 10.66 inches of rain this month. Also a pic on the front page of 2 Glen Rose High school students who were rescued from a creek crossing near The Oaks......- 7/6/2007 10:10:49 AM
Google violates own rule of "Don't be evil" when blogging about Michael Moore's "Sicko" movie (joe) It seems someone at Google couldn't just wait to attack Michael Moore over his movie...problem is you are using a corporate blog to do it...DOH! San Franciso Chronicle here -->Crossing the corporate l.....- 7/6/2007 9:22:57 AM
The Fallujah Massacre in 2004 Revisited- Did Kilo Company Marines Kill Innocent Iraqis? (salon) I remember seeing this a long time back, that the same Marine Company, the Kilo Company, that was involved in killing innocent Iraqi civilians, killed Iraq civilians AGAIN the next year. AUDIO snip fr.....- 7/6/2007 9:12:55 AM
$2000 Per Head- Attack of the National Guard enlistment zombies-*Every Soldier A Recruiter* (salon) Somervell County Salon has a strong position on Non-Military Options and believes that militarism shown by occupying other countries and pre-emptively attacking countries that have not attacked us is .....- 7/6/2007 8:41:44 AM
I just cancelled my Democracy Bond because the dem's won't even attempt to impeach Cheney/Bush (joe) Dennis Kucinich seems to be the only one with brains but the rest of the folks won't get on board with impeaching them so no more money from me. Maybe if they at least attempt it I would consider re-a.....- 7/6/2007 1:36:05 AM
Missed the Deadline to Protest Waste Injection Well? You're Screwed- Parker County, Texas (salon) Saw an article in the Weatherford Democrat about Shale Tank Trunk LP, who is now drilling a commercial salt-water waste injection well  along I-20, near Kabro Brothers Wells. The Karbo brothers though.....- 7/5/2007 8:11:55 PM
Nuclear Uranium Fuel Spill-What Happens If the NRC Marks Documents Secret and the Public doesn't know? (salon) Reading this makes you wonder what other accidents the NRC keeps secret from the public. Any from Comanche Peak? A factory that makes uranium fuel for nuclear reactors had a spill so bad that it kept .....- 7/5/2007 7:38:27 PM
Some Political Cartoons I like -Scooter Libby Style (salon) - 7/5/2007 7:20:30 PM
Bought Tenet's Book But I Couldn't Read it- Shame I Wasted the money (salon) Somebody remind me next time I decide, before reading more reviews about what a self-glorifying tome of excuses with lots of errors in it a particular book is, that I will buy it right away, that I di.....- 7/5/2007 7:03:45 PM
Sickening- US Troops Continue to Build Massive Concrete Walls in Iraq (salon) From Iraq Slogger-More pictures at this link.Clipped a video of this a month or so ago. Here's another article on how the way the US occupiers are trying to *pacify* Iraq is by putting up big ole wall.....- 7/5/2007 6:50:58 PM
Democrats- DEFUND the War and Impeach Bush (salon) That's what you can constitutionally do and you need to up and DO it. Quit doing all these other little side things that prolong the agony and allow Bush to continue trampling on the constitution. It .....- 7/5/2007 6:24:57 PM
Charter Schools in Texas -What do YOU Think? (salon) Ever since I started following the charter schools and school vouchers movements both here in Texas and around the country, I've wondered why there is so much push for accountability for the public sc.....- 7/5/2007 6:03:09 PM
Hillary Clinton is Making a Mistake Showcasing Bill in her campaign (salon) First up, disclaimer that I'm female, vote Democrat (because 3rd parties aren't viable choices), and do not intend to vote for Clinton if she somehow becomes the candidate-I absolutely disagree with m.....- 7/5/2007 11:13:15 AM
Bush Makes His July 4th Trip to The Mall- ala *Soapdish* (salon) I've said before that Bush's trips to the mall remind me of the scene in *Soapdish* where, when Sally Fields is feeling insecure or needs a pump-up, she heads for Paramus Mall. What does Bush do? Head.....- 7/5/2007 10:47:53 AM
Non-Citizens, Military Service and the Promise of Citizenship -If they Don't Die First (salon) I saw the pic of a number of non-US citizens that had been in the US military taking the oath of citizenship yesterday. (Apparently the articles that showed up in newspapers around the country origina.....- 7/5/2007 8:36:38 AM
TxDOT Doing Propaganda Push About the Trans Texas Corridor on Websites (salon) I noticed that the Stephenville paper has a banner ad on their internet site  for "Keep Texas Moving"; When you click on the ad, which is a TxDOT ad, you see a picture of a bunch of cars cro.....- 7/5/2007 7:58:50 AM
Fraud? PROVE IT! US Congress Tells Governor 39 Percent To Cough Up WHY He Stiffed Community Colleges (salon) Wrote the other day about how Perry's veto of community college funds angered local Hill County Community College. Angered Congress, too! (Including our rep, Chet Edwards!)Twelve members of the U. S. .....- 7/5/2007 7:39:42 AM
For the 4th - Two Scales of Justice- Bush Cronies and Ordinary People LIke Victor Rita (salon) I'm still outraged over Bush's commutation of Scooter Libby's sentence before he even served one day. One of the arguments Bush used in his public comments about what he did is that he said Libby's se.....- 7/4/2007 9:16:53 PM
Some Pre-Parade Photos from the Glen Rose 4th of July Parade (salon) (Didn't take any DURING because I was driving-lots of people turned out to watch). Looks like a lot of booths downtown for afterwards as well-we had thought we would be able to join, too, but alas. It.....- 7/4/2007 8:17:39 PM
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