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Universal Health Insurance Bill H.R.676 (joe) John Conyers has a bill (HR676) that Michael Moore endorses (http://kucinich.us/node/4652/play). I think its high time the Democrats review and endorse this bill. We need to TAKE THE PROFIT OUT OF HEA.....- 6/23/2007 2:50:32 PM
IMPEACH CHENEY you whimpy democrats...you don't need the senate to convict (joe) I think every Democrat in the House should get on board with Dennis Kucinich's resolution to impeach Vice President dick cheney. Whether or not you have the votes in the senate to convict doesn't matt.....- 6/23/2007 2:10:42 PM
Perry AGAIN Shows that Lining His Pocketbook To Shore Up Future Ambitions Is More Important than Texans (salon) There's no doubt in my mind but that 39 percent is trying to shore up his *street cred* in the world (screw Texas) by going to events sponsored by Neo-Cons. I don't know which butts he's trying to kis.....- 6/23/2007 8:53:03 AM
War with Iran to be STARTED by Israel? With US Then Joining in? (salon) In this house, we've long thought that the way a war with Iran would be started would NOT be by the United States, but by Israel, and then the US would politely jump in to assist with their huge cache.....- 6/23/2007 8:28:07 AM
Satan Joins Churches In Billboard Advertising in Decatur, Texas (salon) Victory Family Church to Satan "Having God say stuff on a highway billboard ala sweetness and light is so passe. Mind if we use you as an anti-character witness on a billboard sign by a major hig.....- 6/23/2007 7:26:00 AM
The May 8th Texas Lege Public Education Hearing on Charter Schools-Erath Excels Testimony (salon) For the last couple of days, I've been talking about Sid Miller (Tx House District 59)'s opposition to accountability for charter schools, and how utterly inappropriate his stance is since his wife is.....- 6/22/2007 6:13:22 PM
Chet Edwards (US Dist 17) To Deliver the Democratic Radio Address This Week (salon) Edwards not only being OUR Congressman, but also Bush's. Update: Here's the MP3 linkThe Texas congressman who represents President Bush's home district said Saturday that the administration and Republ.....- 6/22/2007 5:51:00 PM
Remember that CD the Bushie Twins Made for Daddy? Lawyer Tells RIAA to INVESTIGATE!! (salon) Heh. From Slashdot."After reading an article in the Miami Herald that said "[President] Bush's twin daughters gave him a CD they had made for him to listen to while exercising," a Flori.....- 6/22/2007 2:03:13 PM
Heh -Texas Legislator's *Doctor of the Day* Honors Registered Sex Offender (salon) My favorite line from "In the Pink Texas" about this.“I don’t like the idea that I introduced a sex offender,” Berman said. “He should have told whoever selected him to be the Doctor of the .....- 6/22/2007 1:33:49 PM
Globe on the Bush Marriage in Tatters-Cheating Bush Confesses to Laura, Boozes it up (salon) As usual, when at the store, these headlines CALL OUT TO ME. "Buy me, Buy me, says the Globe. I only cost $3.29 and you can take the rag home and snicker about the article where Bush won't talk a.....- 6/22/2007 1:28:03 PM
What's the point in Bush having executive orders if his own VP doesn't have to follow them? (joe) I was reading this article about how Cheney's office is basically ignoring an executive order (that Clinton and Bush signed) to report their handling of classified information. The article is here: ht.....- 6/22/2007 12:17:53 PM
On Hillary Clinton and Women Voters (salon) I usually watch Hardball every day but ONLY after I have recorded it so I can both skip all the commercials and all the right-wing nuts that come on. That leaves me with about 15 minutes of viewing ti.....- 6/22/2007 10:04:09 AM
Uh-Oh! When Even Kay Bailey Hutchison Deserts Ya, You KNOW You're Unpopular! (salon) I mean, this is the woman who has been following you around with cow eyes for years, who has defended every single stupid, boneheaded, illegal, immoral, and unconstitutional act you have done. But eve.....- 6/22/2007 9:39:32 AM
Another Commercial Waste Injection Well in Somervell County- Near Chalk Mountain (salon) I do NOT remember seeing a notice about this in the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper, but certainly the notices would have gone out to neighbors about this. Here's the info. Quicksilver Resources is the o.....- 6/22/2007 9:01:19 AM
Did Osama Bin Laden Charter A Flight Out of the United States AFter 9/11? (salon) So. We know for a fact that the Saudi family got out of the country via chartered flights while the rest of us were grounded. And that the FBI didn't thoroughly grill and vet them. And that the report.....- 6/22/2007 8:45:04 AM
You Can Protest As Long As It's Not About the Smell or the Noise (salon) Just a quickie. We were told the other day about a concrete plant that's being built up on 51-I kind of think it's related to that notice I saw some months back about a temporary concrete plant and wo.....- 6/22/2007 8:36:59 AM
Hey! Scalia! Put Down That Television Remote and SNAP OUT OF IT! (salon) Yes, I know this is a little bit of old news but I wasnt' around and reading this on McBlogger was my first horse laugh of the week. What is there to say about a crazy, corrupt SCOTU judge who uses a .....- 6/22/2007 8:16:12 AM
Few Bits from the Glen Rose Reporter Newspaper This Week- June 21, 2007 (salon) Glen Rose Reporter newspaper- I'll never complain about rain ever, ever again. We've had 27 inches so far this year. Nice pic of the Glen Rose seven on seven football squad on the front. They've quali.....- 6/22/2007 7:56:43 AM
YouTube's Sorriest Questions For the 2008 Presidential Candidates (salon) Glen Rose Reporter newspaper- I'll never complain about rain ever, ever again. We've had 27 inches so far this year. Nice pic of the Glen Rose seven on seven football squad on the front. They've quali.....- 6/21/2007 10:41:43 PM
Terrorist in Airport O Day- Grannie With her Sandwich-Making Bread Knife (salon) Good to know the TSA is on the JOB, fining Terrorist Grannie $500 for not putting her bread knife in her packed luggage like she ought to have. Grannie the Terrorist tried to beg off by saying it was .....- 6/21/2007 10:36:30 PM
God Forbid AT&T Should Have to Stop Spying on People-Bush Wants Lawsuit Dropped (salon) What's there to say about the Bush administration's sheer arrogance? Citizens want to know about the illegal actions by some telecommunications company who have been, without warrants or permission, g.....- 6/21/2007 10:29:37 PM
LPFM (Low Power FM Radio) Bill Introduced Today In the Senate (salon) What's there to say about the Bush administration's sheer arrogance? Citizens want to know about the illegal actions by some telecommunications company who have been, without warrants or permission, g.....- 6/21/2007 10:14:25 PM
Racist Nuclear Power Plant Joke Gone Wrong- About Davis-Besse Plant in Ohio (salon) Let's see. You want to tell a *joke* about a nuclear power plant. A sure fire way to try to scare people, especially querulous, racist people, is to add Middle Eastern Men and *Boom*. A waitress was c.....- 6/21/2007 9:59:22 PM
Kay Granger's (R-Fort Worth) Ignorant Class Bill -Weather Radios for Mobile Homes (salon) I laughed when I read this-Granger has co-sponsored a bill that would require mobile and manufactured homes to come equipped with weather radios. Now, it isn't that I don't think it's a good idea to h.....- 6/21/2007 9:42:04 PM
Denton County's Oak Point in the Sticks Chooses English As their Official Language (Texas) (salon) I used to live in the The Colony and have ancestors that are buried at a couple of cemeteries around Little Elm. Haven't been up that way for awhile, but if you decided to go through the Colony to go .....- 6/21/2007 8:29:47 PM
The Changing Roster at Erath Excels Charter School in Stephenville, TX (salon) One more note for the day about this. I went up to the SOS website to look at the filing documents for the charter school. It's of interest to see who has been on the board or a primary throughout the.....- 6/21/2007 8:17:20 PM
College for Wealthy Elitists Only? (pstern) The answer may be yes.   Fewer Texas children and their families will be able to afford the cost of higher education tuition. Thanks for the sky-rocketing tuition costs of higher education go to Gov. .....- 6/21/2007 4:21:11 PM
Astonished! Sid Miller (Tx House Dist 59) is VICE PRESIDENT of his wife's charter school, Erath Excels (salon) More on Erath Excels, wrote this earlier with links back to some other facts. I called TEA again this afternoon to ask about Erath Excels. Specifically, I was wondering why Erath Excels only passes 11.....- 6/21/2007 4:38:31 PM
Chet Edwards Voting History (Chair) I've put together a list of the bills from the beginning of the year through Feb. on the web site (http://democrats.glenrose.net/vr.asp) along with how Chet voted. Hopefully in the next week I will be.....- 6/21/2007 11:07:37 AM
NAIS and Premises ID Using GPS coordinates- Colorado Briefing (salon) Second article I've seen from Utero County, Colorado about NAIS and the so-called *voluntary* premises registration. Someone from the Colorado State Extension Office talked about the requirements. You.....- 6/21/2007 10:40:36 AM
Farmers Angry at Rick Perry Over His Veto of the Eminent Domain Bill (salon) Said the other day that Tarrant County business people SURE wanted to see Perry veto the eminent domain bill that would have PROTECTED LANDOWNERS AND FARMERS. It's ironic to me that Perry, who was an .....- 6/21/2007 10:31:27 AM
Creepy RFID Chipping of Human Beings News O Day (actually from May )in Oklahoma (salon) Said the other day that Tarrant County business people SURE wanted to see Perry veto the eminent domain bill that would have PROTECTED LANDOWNERS AND FARMERS. It's ironic to me that Perry, who was an .....- 6/21/2007 9:03:10 AM
Supreme Court- The Passenger in the Car During a Traffic Stop Can Challenge Legality (salon) One more interesting case that came down in the past week, this time from the SCOTU. Basically, when a car is stopped by police, the SCOTU said that the DRIVER of the car is the one that is being targ.....- 6/21/2007 8:57:53 AM
Should the Government Be Able to Snoop in Your Laptop Computer at a Border Crossing? (salon) Just read that a Federal Court has ruled that the government cannot read your ISP-stored emails without a search warrant, because to do otherwise violates the 4th amendment. Here's another related cas.....- 6/21/2007 8:45:04 AM
Email Privacy Rights PushBack- Courts Re-Assert 4th Amendment Rights (salon) You know how the Bush administration believes that they can read people's emails without a warrant, say, by having an ISP turn over stored records when someone uses the ISP for email storage. A Federa.....- 6/21/2007 8:35:42 AM
Civil Disobedience- Resistance to NAIS (National Animal ID System) Premises Registering (salon) The USDA says that NAIS is voluntary. However, as these folks in Colorado see it, if the Colorado State Fair requires 4-H clubs to register through the ag program and premises registering with NAIS to.....- 6/21/2007 7:47:16 AM
Back from Hiatus and See an Interesting Comment About Charter Schools Here (salon) First up, a quickie about how nice it was NOT to watch the news carefully-sometime I'd like to go away and then come back to find some earthshaking bit of news that would, say, have the Democrats IMPE.....- 6/21/2007 7:36:51 AM
Perry Picks Pal (pstern) Perry Appoints Yet Another Special Interest Cohort  Brian Newby has been appointed by the governor to be his next Chief of Staff.  It's only fitting because the governor always appoints his special in.....- 6/20/2007 12:30:33 PM
Welcome To The United States Of America-Mexico-Canada! (pstern) Is There A Conspiracy Afoot For A Three-Nation Merger? There are secret meetings going on between these nations that are planning to change North America physically, politically, socially and eco.....- 6/19/2007 11:28:34 AM
Texans Paying Highest Property Taxes, Home Insurance Proportionately in the Nation! (pstern) We need to ask ourselves, "Why?"Three years ago with Gov. Perry, then Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) Commissioner Jose Montemayor, and legislators "looking the other way," lax.....- 6/18/2007 4:27:06 PM
As Property Appraisal Values Sky-Rocket, So Do Taxes (pstern) Since writing my article on the appraisal system, I've been besieged by emails and phone calls from irate and frightened property owners throughout Texas who have received their tax statements from th.....- 6/17/2007 10:17:58 AM
Which 121 (Denton Co, TX) Toll Road Proposal Less Risky? Report Says Cintra, But Guess Who Gets PAID by Cintra (salon) I saw the other day some blah-blah article that said "Report Unveiled (can you hear the trumpets sounding) That Shows Better To Have Privately Funded Toll Roads Do 121 Rather than, Say, NTTA".....- 6/16/2007 11:33:37 AM
Let's Have a Contest To see WHO Gets to be Governor Privatize- Indiana's Daniels Or Texas's Perry (salon) Sure looks like both these greedy clowns are separated at birth.In his two and a half years in office, Mr. Daniels, who previously served in the Bush White House as budget director, has already placed.....- 6/16/2007 11:19:48 AM
Drilling at UTA in Arlington- Great ... Unless you LIVE there (salon) Everybody in North Texas, it seems, wants a piece of the region's red-hot gas-well action these days.Everybody, that is, but Linda Yarbrough and her neighbors near the University of Texas at Arlington.....- 6/16/2007 11:15:27 AM
Verichip Manages to Chip 25 More Humans with Verimed RFID-Who Have Alzheimers (salon) Funny, isn't it, when you have to trumpet that you were able to get some human beings to get chip implants... and they're alzheimer's patients. I don't disagree that there are people at risk who benef.....- 6/16/2007 11:02:39 AM
Once more on Sid Miller (TX House Dist 59)'s Dishonorable Mention in Texas Monthly Magazine (salon) pic from Pink Dome.As I suspected the other day, the REASON Sid Miller made it on the dishonorable mention list was because of Erath Excels. PLUS his involvement with Confederacy flashbacks. Here's fr.....- 6/16/2007 10:04:03 AM
Taking a Recess Break For a Week From the News- JUSTICE IS TOO SLOW (salon) I'm a little burnt out waiting to see when or if the crooks in national government have the same standards of justice applied to them that the rest of us do. Where's the impeachment of Bush? Why is Al.....- 6/16/2007 9:48:24 AM
Few things of interest from this week's Glen Rose Reporter newspaper (salon) I love weekly newspapers; I used to work for a local community newspaper near Houston and enjoy the fact that these types of papers are TRULY local and most of the time actually owned by a local perso.....- 6/16/2007 9:05:31 AM
Promoting Economic Development with Tax Abatement for a Gas Processing Plant in Somervell County?? (salon) Saw this in the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper of June 14, 2007. Apparently there will be a special session of the Commissioner's Court later this year-this is the relevant part that caught my eye. Comm.....- 6/16/2007 8:52:00 AM
Somervell County Commissioners Court Asking TxDOT to Remove Low Water Crossing Dip (salon) Saw this in the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper of June 14, 2007. Apparently there will be a special session of the Commissioner's Court later this year-this is the relevant part that caught my eye. Comm.....- 6/16/2007 8:41:40 AM
Woodwind Lakes (Houston)-What Happens When Your Subdivision is Built on an Oil and Gas Biofield (salon) and your neighbors really don't want to know? (Sent in by a regular reader)....ugly rumors began to circulate. That a chunk of the subdivision had been built on a former oil and gas field. That deadly.....- 6/16/2007 8:28:34 AM
Who are the RFID Manufacturers Profitting from NAIS? (National Animal Identification System) (salon) Saw an article today that adds a sixth vendor to the list approved by the USDA. ALL of the AIN tags have a ISO-compliant RFID transponder (Transponder: a radio, radar, or sonar transceiver that automa.....- 6/15/2007 12:15:18 PM
TxDOT Wastes No Time to Toll Roads- EIGHTY-SEVEN candidate projects (salon) PDF here. Transportation officials on Thursday approved more than 80 toll road projects across the state, many of which probably would use some private financing. State lawmakers recently passed a two.....- 6/15/2007 6:45:53 AM
Take THAT, Blackstone! Senators Baucus and Grassley to Tax Private Equity Firms (salon) Good going! Thursday, two U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation that would tax all publicly traded partnerships, including private equity firms, which derive income from investment adviser or asset ma.....- 6/15/2007 6:27:22 AM
Americans in Rome were SHOCKED by Street Protest Against Bush (salon) but the real question is, why DON'T we see this type of street protest in this country? It's how the rest of the world (except maybe Albania) views us. For the Cooper family, from Knoxville, Tennessee.....- 6/15/2007 6:23:35 AM
McCain-in Texas-Disses Landowner's Concerns about, um, WATER for their cattle (salon) It's hard to understand why anyone would even want to vote for this guy for president. Luckily, he's done himself so much damage that he's a non-starter for most Republicans. Here's another example of.....- 6/15/2007 6:18:45 AM
Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) Brings $64.7 Bill Funding Veterans- But Bush May Try to Kill It (salon) because Bush, unlike Chet Edwards, who is Bush's and our congressman in our district, only pays lip service to veterans. Almost two decades after pledging to take care of veterans, Democratic Rep. Che.....- 6/15/2007 5:04:03 AM
When Do We Hear Whether TAB Gets Tried on New Charges? Ronnie Earle Wants To Let a Jury Decide (salon) Background on Sid Miller's involvement with Texas Association of Business and those mailers that went out. and again, from last week. Travis County prosecutors urged a judge Wednesday to look at the c.....- 6/15/2007 4:43:26 AM
Sid Miller Makes the *Dishonorable Mention* List on Texas Monthly's July Issue (salon) I don't have the issue yet so don't know what he's on it for, but I suspect it's because of his trying to STOP accountability for charter schools because of his wife's charter school, Erath Excels, th.....- 6/15/2007 4:37:38 AM
$14 Million Tax Surplus: Once Again Governor, Legislators Let Down the People of Texas (pstern) Legislators didn't let the door hit them leaving the Capitol on their way home!  Hey, Texans!  Don't wait for the legislative "cavalry" to arrive at the "nick o' time" to save you .....- 6/14/2007 4:12:00 PM
While the US Senate Works to Overturn Bush's Secretive Records Executive Order, Texas Toughens Up (salon) Remember how Bush, once he took office, very quickly created an executive order to keep his and other president's records secret? One wonders whether he didn't want the truth to come out about his fat.....- 6/14/2007 10:34:27 AM
In Michigan, CMS wants to inject crap into the ground- Antrim County Residents Against It (salon) Sometimes when I read of all the commercial injection wells going in, in Texas, mainly having to do with gas and oil waste, where CRAP and POLLUTANTS are injected into the ground, I forget that it isn.....- 6/14/2007 9:27:52 AM
TCEQ Rules in Favor of Oak Grove Coal Burning Plant in Robertson County, Texas (salon) The Robertson County politicos wanted it, the people DID NOT, because TXU did nothing to show that they were going to control, for example, mercury emissions. The TCEQ judge, despite the fact that a p.....- 6/14/2007 9:07:52 AM
Uranium Mining for Nuclear Power Plants- Another Way to Contaminate Water Supply (salon) And another reason that nuclear energy isn't all clean and wonderful-not if you have to do THIS to get uranium. While out last night, I heard part of the News Hour with Jim Lehrer and a bit he was doi.....- 6/14/2007 8:07:38 AM
Unpopular Bush Can't Even Raise Oodles of Money Any More for Repubs-So What Good Is He? (salon) Saw yesterday that Bush's approval rating is at an all time low, 29 percent. Makes it hard for Republicans to use Bush as a front shill man to cough up cash for them. And in fact, last night, he wasn'.....- 6/14/2007 8:00:53 AM
T Boone Pickens To Build World's Largest Windfarm--in the Texas Panhandle. (salon) Ah, T Boone Pickens, Corporate Raider, who decided to try to privatize water, both here locally and then with his Mesa operation in West Texas. He had plans to sell water to Dallas and other cities. N.....- 6/14/2007 7:35:47 AM
Pecan Plantation (Granbury, Hood Co, TX) Protest the Quicksilver Gas Processing Plant (salon) Which one is that? The one where Joshua Petrie died in an explosion a week or so ago. From Glen Rose, you go down 67 east, turn down 199, at the T take a right and go to the end of the road, crossing .....- 6/13/2007 11:57:03 PM
Republicans during GSA hearing: Ignore the law, attack the chairman (joe) Not one republican today stood up for the RIGHT thing at the oversight committee meeting today. They pandered to the person (or regents they are called) who donates (not necessarily raises as the pers.....- 6/13/2007 8:47:35 PM
More on those SPECS- Speed Cameras Texas TxDOT is Putting on State Highways (salon) Not one republican today stood up for the RIGHT thing at the oversight committee meeting today. They pandered to the person (or regents they are called) who donates (not necessarily raises as the pers.....- 6/13/2007 1:56:47 PM
Laura Bush can't lie any better then her loser hubby (joe) I saw an ad for Dr. Gupta and how he was going to be talking to Laura. I recall a video recently that I saw of him asking Laura how she quit smoking and then she never answered the question and talked.....- 6/13/2007 1:15:06 PM
The Small Details- Jane Nelson's Health Kick for Students? Or Wallet Kick Payback to Software Vendor? (salon) Thought this was interesting from Half Empty of Houston. He looked at SB530, authored by Jane Nelson of Flower Mound, and, while no one could complain about the benefits of exercise for kids, why is t.....- 6/13/2007 12:39:27 PM
Leininger's Texas Public Policy Foundation Panders to Citizens About the Trans Texas Corridor Getting Discarded (salon) Gee. An article that mentions *Research Fellow* Talmadge Heflin, who now works for the Texas Public Policy Foundation (James Leininger's conservative think tank) without saying that he used to be in t.....- 6/13/2007 1:51:16 AM
I confess-I've never watched even ONE episode of *The Sopranos* (salon) And I haven't missed it, haven't felt pangs of envy hearing of others watching. I kind of felt like I've been watching the true life adventures of a crime family with the Bushies et al in office... an.....- 6/12/2007 11:38:53 PM
Re: Lawsuit Against Banks That Helped Enron: Bush Says He's Not in Favor of 3rd Party Lawsuits (salon) Wrote earlier today about Bush saying, in effect, Screw You, to all the shareholders who were fleeced by the actions of the BANKS that helped Enron scam the public. Well, that was from yesterday, TODA.....- 6/12/2007 11:01:21 PM
Why Is USDOT Lobbying Congress Against Greenhouse Gas? Waxman Takes on Mary *Hawg Ridin'* Peters (salon) Isn't there ANY part of the US government that the Bush administration has not tried to politicize? It's entirely out of bounds for someone from Mary Peter's US Department of Transportation office to .....- 6/12/2007 10:27:32 PM
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