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Warning to the United States from Texas-Bwhahahahaahahah (salon) - 5/6/2007 9:15:37 AM
Slimey Media Ownership Rules Sneaking Up On Us Again- Tribune Petitioning FCC for Waiver (salon) Or why the ESOP implemented by Zell led to the filings for cross-ownership of multiple types of media in the same markets. Let's break this down as this is not only a HUGELY underhanded move to alter .....- 5/6/2007 8:15:58 AM
FM 1826 Meeting Today was TxDOT Politics as Usual (pstern) -TxDOT and Special Interests:  it must get awful crowded in that bed!   Question:        How many meetings can you hold without moving forward to resolve urgent issues? Answer:          An infinite am.....- 5/5/2007 5:06:46 PM
Bush-Lowest Approval Rating in a Generation-TWENTY EIGHT PERCENT (salon) Heh. He's as unpopular as Jimmy Carter was in 1979, and he's LOWER that his father's approval rating (quite a kick in the gut for a loser who wanted to best his Poppy).A majority of Americans believe .....- 5/5/2007 4:15:07 PM
Ah! Saturday! The Smell of the Oven Baking..... Dog Food (salon) Heh. I've just finished making two different kinds of dog biscuits (in the shape of dog bones, of course), and two types of kibbles. Some of it is cooling, ready to put into plastic bags and stored (a.....- 5/5/2007 1:51:48 PM
US Continues to Harbor Terrorist Posada Carriles- Even though FBI Has Info Proving His Guilt (salon) Not only did Carriles admit in 1999 that he was involved in bombing a Cuban jetliner in 1979 but the FBI has documents about 1997 bombings in Havana. High explosives concealed in shoes and shampoo bot.....- 5/5/2007 1:10:50 PM
Grupo Ferrovial-The Next Trend is Not Just to MANAGE but to Own a Stake (salon) Follow the ownership on this one. Indianapolis International hired London-based BAA Ltd to run their airport operations in 1995; before that Indianapolis International had been publicly run. This made.....- 5/5/2007 8:40:09 AM
Fair for a Church School to Join a Public School UIL Sports League? Texas Bill Proposed (salon) You know, if people don't want to send their kids to public school, fine. I saw yesterday that the SoBapt convention wants their churches to pull the kids out because they believe the public schools a.....- 5/4/2007 5:49:52 PM
EPA- Always Thinking of YOUR Health- Liquid Hazardous Waste Injection O Day (salon) this time in Kansas. Atlanta,GA - Georgia.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a petition by Occidental Chemical Corporation to inject liquid hazardous waste from their chemical manuf.....- 5/4/2007 5:16:09 PM
Reliant Energy Fined For Violating Wholesale Energy Rules-Now WHY DO WE HAVE DEREGULATION AGAIN? (salon) PFFFTTT!!! Not sure if that is related to this LAWSUIT where Reliant stiffed Californians and has to compensate the rate-payers-perhaps it's just more of Reliants crooked dealings accumulated.The docu.....- 5/4/2007 5:08:26 PM
Your Pension Fund- Company Investment that would get a share of Shark Buyout Corporation (TPG) (salon) Yesterday, I was listening, open-jawed, to a man in New York who told Bryon Dorgan that his company's pension funds are invested in Halliburton... who, to dodge US law and be able to do business with .....- 5/4/2007 4:38:50 PM
FISA- Why Bush Doesn't Want To Get Rid of Crooked, Incompetent Alberto Gonzales (salon) I've been watching and clipping from the FISA hearing the other day in which some sly changes to the FISA law are being attempted by the Bush administration. One of the changes has to do with granting.....- 5/4/2007 3:14:41 PM
Bush Administration Trying to Change FISA Law-Exempting Bush From it and Excusing His Illegal Previous Use (salon) Bush broke the law and was spying on Americans. When he was caught he tried to excuse it by saying it was part of the Terrorist Surveillance Program as if that should make me feel better that maybe Bu.....- 5/4/2007 3:18:08 PM
My Fave Weird Video Moments from the MSNBC *Debate* Last Night (salon) Crazy Unca John and his Osama Gates O Hell comment. What made me laugh was when he finished sternly waggling his finger as he started straight at the camera, he got this big goofy grin on his face tha.....- 5/4/2007 1:25:11 PM
TxDOT has no credibility- the Money That Isn't-Texas Auditor Ask How'D You Come Up with THAT Number? (salon) Saw this the other day but have been busy. Seems that when Auditors went to look at TxDOT's justifications for why we need toll roads and there isn't enough money, they found that there was NO evidenc.....- 5/4/2007 12:20:09 PM
I LOVE a Good Smackdown-Noriega Smacks Back Against Arrogant Perry Aide On the Texas Immigration Wall (salon) "After a career of service as a citizen soldier, most recently fighting the war on terror ... I find it astounding that a member of your staff would impugn my character," Rep. Rick Noriega s.....- 5/4/2007 11:27:26 AM
US Wants to Keep Texas Detention Camp in Taylor a Secret- Won't Let UN Expert In To See (salon) You know. The Camp where Children are wearing badges and wearing orange jumpsuits, a privately run PRISON for adults... and their CHILDREN. (Incidentally, have you noticed how the NAME of the camp is .....- 5/4/2007 10:49:17 AM
Why Women Should Vote for Hillary Clinton Or Hate Her Depending On Which Male Democrat Says So (salon) Yuh-huh.I get email from a neighboring county's Democrat chatter. I like how active the county is, and like a lot of the people on the list. So it was with some interest that I read a discussion based.....- 5/4/2007 10:31:26 AM
Yeah, I watched the Republican *Debate* on MSNBC Last night (salon) and found some real moments of hilarity before falling asleep midway through. What a bunch of bloodthirsty war-mongerers. One time McCain was being asked something about Iraq that was a very serious q.....- 5/4/2007 10:02:21 AM
Ron Paul wins the Republican debate and walks away the only true "conservative" (joe) Watching the debate tonight I was shocked that there was a true conservative that was still a candidate. A true conservative is not someone who calls themselves a conservative for religious votes but .....- 5/4/2007 12:49:45 AM
AUDIO of the Texas Senate Natural Resources Hearing on Inland Port Legislation (salon) Wrote about this earlier today, decided to clip just the applicable parts. (MP3). (Don't forget that our Texas Senator, Kip Averitt, (SD22) heads this committee. Here's what I heard and still want to .....- 5/2/2007 6:14:46 PM
Sibel Edmonds-Bush Used FISA Warrants to Spy on Congress -FISA Courts Allegedly Not Aware (salon) I've been wondering for the longest time exactly what the Bush administration doesn't want Sibel Edmonds to tell. Article from Narco News says she's about to spill some beans. (disclaimer that this ma.....- 5/2/2007 5:14:14 PM
If Nuclear Power Is So Great and Risk Free, Why Is the US Govt (you and me) Giving Industry Subsidies? (salon) Or, put another way, since we know that solar and wind are also extremely viable, clean and truly renewable energy sources, if we can give all this tax money for nuclear, why not ALSO for these others.....- 5/2/2007 3:14:16 PM
Perry's Been Spending Too Much Time Watching Cartoons (salon) Or, put another way, since we know that solar and wind are also extremely viable, clean and truly renewable energy sources, if we can give all this tax money for nuclear, why not ALSO for these others.....- 5/2/2007 2:43:00 PM
Super Bowl in 2011- in FRISCO??????????? (salon) heh. I was reading an article in the Frisco paper about how some people were speaking up against the 121 toll road, (GOOD! because the Texas Legislature EXEMPTED that one from their *moratorium*) when.....- 5/2/2007 2:19:07 PM
Jessica Lynch-Who's Your Daddy? (salon) Made me laugh although I take issue with the whole Republican Daddy party versus Democrat Mommy party crapola (you can tell when a Republican or a Republican suckup is around, because THAT is the meme.....- 5/2/2007 2:00:36 PM
Major Pension Funds Paying For Our Own United States Buyout? More than 10 BILLION dollars (salon) I don't know who invests in Macquarie but it obviously includes not only anonymous United States investors but companies who are gambling their employees pensions. Headquartered in New York and establ.....- 5/2/2007 1:51:08 PM
Gutting the Aircraft Unions by Outsourcing Upkeep to other countries (salon) Major airlines don't want oversight or to have to pay union wages for AMERICANS to do the work. The issue isn't whether airlines have outsourced work to third parties that were HERE but that to overse.....- 5/2/2007 1:46:00 PM
Tainted Food-Melamine for HUMANS- Since the FDA Can't Keep Us Safe (salon) from taint, due to ingredients being assembled for food from places that aren't regulated, why should we believe that they're good at other angles designed to regulate the PUBLIC (ala NAIS). I think w.....- 5/2/2007 1:10:52 PM
Alliance, Texas To Get Inland Port Designation? Hello, Eminent Domain (SB1693) (salon) FW Star-Telegram has an article this morning about SB1693 and Alliance becoming an inland port and has a pic of a whole bunch of trucks. Don't know about you, but seems to me that Ross Perot's Snatch .....- 5/2/2007 12:57:22 PM
Racist Republican Comment O Day- Tarrant County Judge *Slaves Bigger and Better Athletes* (salon) And that's not ALL he said. The man did try to pull the Alberto Gonzales tactic of "Gee, I don't remember saying that".County Court at Law Judge Brent Keis is being accused of making raciall.....- 5/2/2007 12:07:22 PM
TXU's Wilder - WILDLY RICH!!!!! What's the lesson here? You can screw the public and STILL come out ahead! (salon) TXU Chairman John Wilder saw his total compensation in 2006 soar to $17.3 million, which included nearly $13.7 million in stock awards and also $365,916 in upgrades to his home's security system.Take .....- 5/1/2007 10:04:57 AM
*Right here! Get Set! Point! Fire!*-Man Shot at Kent State University Says AudioTape Reveals Fire Command (salon) Seems kind of amazing that the Kent State University shootings happened in 1970.  Not surprising that an audiotape of that time is around. I lived in northeastern Ohio around that time, and the shooti.....- 5/1/2007 9:47:36 AM
Iraq War-Don't Care About People Dying or Wounded? WEll, then How About How Much It Costs? (salon) for the cold-blooded pragmatics among us. The war will soon cost more than $500 billion.That's about 10 times more than the Bush administration anticipated before the war started four years ago, and n.....- 5/1/2007 8:56:36 AM
Latest Pro-Road Bond Myth: Children in School Buses are Safer on Big Highways (pstern) What a crock this one is!    Honesty anyone? What makes our children safer on their school buses is NOT bigger, wider and more heavily congested highways. Our children on school buses are safer when: .....- 4/30/2007 11:04:14 PM
Arlene Wolgemuth Still Trying to Pad Her Pocket- As Lobbyist, Got Lege To Put in Budget Provision (salon) that, gosh-a-mighty, benefits HER company. Now how did THAT happen? Heh, the article says that the "Original version" slipped through.. yuh-huh. Just amazing how someone that isn't an electe.....- 4/30/2007 2:00:10 PM
Hey Rice, you are the largest failure of the Bush Regime so get off my TV (joe) The last person I want to hear from is the person who failed to do her job on 9/11 and the run up to 9/11 as the National Security Advisor. Seeing her on some talk show on Sunday made my stomach turn......- 4/30/2007 11:26:37 AM
FM 1826 Road Meeting Rescheduled At the State Capitol (pstern) --FM 1826 Road Meeting At the State Capitolis rescheduled for Saturday, May 5th at 10:30 AM2nd Floor Legislative Committee Room E2.026 -- Capitol Extension (for further information and an inside map o.....- 4/30/2007 9:47:55 AM
Property Protection Tips For When Trans Texas Corridor Thieves, Led by Rick Perry, Come to Grab Your Land (salon) Perry's on the stump telling the world how he may just veto the Toll Road Moratorium bill. I suspect he wants, when he runs for his next position, to tell gullible people how great it is that he sold .....- 4/30/2007 12:23:16 AM
US Coalition Forces Kill 2 Female Civilians in Afghanistan- Hundreds of Outraged Protesters Chanted Anti-American Slogans (salon) I'm pretty sick of hearing, as an excuse for why there is *collateral damage* in the form of killing citizens, that it's the fault of militants because they hide with their families. If this was the U.....- 4/30/2007 12:04:47 AM
Chet Edwards Hearts the Iraq War- Veto? Then No Timelines AND Leave Troops In Iraq After 2008 (salon) Already said this before, bears repeating that Chet Edwards, who name-dropped again that he had dinner with Bush in this interview with the Waco Tribune, reassures Bush that after he vetos the Iraq Wa.....- 4/29/2007 8:41:55 PM
*Rick Perry Is In Great Demand as a Speaker*- Pittsburgh? Huh? (salon) Snorted when I read that comment from Ralph Martin, President and CEO of Tribune Publishing Co, where Governor 39 Percent was invited up to do a Boy Scout talk. Ralph Martin, president and CEO of the .....- 4/29/2007 6:17:52 PM
Taking Back the Media-The False Notion of *User Generated Content* (salon) As readers of Somervell County Salon know, I am a big proponent of creating media, especially at a local level. There has never been a better time yet for the average person, with even only a cell pho.....- 4/29/2007 10:29:48 AM
Movie Coming about Hogzilla (salon) {openSS(this.href);}" href="/photo/070428/480/c26c136b9250403596d711809b992c91;_ylt=Aqot0YK5Ni1iLFpTJOC9JhemG78C" target="ss">Last year, I attended a predator training at the county extension office. .....- 4/29/2007 6:35:09 AM
HB 262 for Voter ID Nothing More Than Another Stupid Bill (pstern) Whaa? Read it for yourself:  HB 262 is a bill being pushed through the Texas legislature that is supposed to prove and enforce the ID of a person voting in an election.  We are told it is to protect t.....- 4/28/2007 8:14:51 PM
Benzene Contaminated Water in Wyoming- But BLM says "Don't Worry, It's Only From the Same Aquifer (salon) Last week, I read that the Bureau of Land Management has okayed MORE drilling of gas wells on federal lands in northwest Colorado. The BLM approved a proposal by ExxonMobil for 20 new well pads about .....- 4/28/2007 10:08:44 AM
Gov 39 Percent Makes Up Chit About Al Qaida Border Crossings in Texas (salon) Heh. Who was Perry speaking to? Somebody in Texas? Nope, he's in PENNSYLVANIA, no doubt trying to see how many other states he can fool into thinking he's a viable candidate for some higher office. So.....- 4/28/2007 9:28:26 AM
Private Equity Companies Goo-Goo Over Energy- What a Great Deal! For Them.... (salon) Extremely interesting article about how private equity companies, like KKR, are licking chops over how much money there is to be made from buying out energy companies like TXU. This is new- investing .....- 4/28/2007 8:53:42 AM
Terrorist Who Planted Bomb at Women's Clinic in Austin has been caught (salon) And it was a White Man! A terrorism task force has been investigating the incident at the Austin Women's Health Center at 1902 S. Interstate 35, north of Oltorf Street. Task force members were reviewi.....- 4/28/2007 8:30:23 AM
Smarmy Republican Story O Day- Randall *No Condoms for You!* Tobias Caught Using Call Girl Services (salon) Time to update the *Republican Family Values* chart, which is becoming quite crowded with Bush administration immoralities. First up, here's what happened with Randall Tobias, who was serving as Direc.....- 4/28/2007 8:22:10 AM
TxDOT: Time to harness and revamp the transportation monster (pstern) Agency is like a pet alligator that gets too big and has to be let go some place where it can't hurt anybody else!  There remains little doubt that the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has o.....- 4/27/2007 9:19:29 PM
Podcast- Why Television *Debates* Do not Serve Democracy (salon) Agency is like a pet alligator that gets too big and has to be let go some place where it can't hurt anybody else!  There remains little doubt that the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has o.....- 4/27/2007 7:17:08 PM
On Obama's Militarism and Keeping *Some* Troops in Iraq After the *Deadline* (salon) Last night, before the debate, I heard Obama's position brought up again (Video on CanOFun) and his representative bobbed and weaved to avoid giving a straight answer to the question of whether Obama .....- 4/27/2007 5:13:14 PM
Semantics About Troops Removal from Iraq- Combat Troops versus Other Purposes (salon) I've mentioned this before with regard to Chet Edward's comments, that there has been a semantics difference between saying that the *combat* troops would come home versus leaving troops in Iraq for ......- 4/27/2007 4:40:45 PM
VIDEO- Couple of Custom Compiles I did on the Bushies Suffering (salon) I've mentioned this before with regard to Chet Edward's comments, that there has been a semantics difference between saying that the *combat* troops would come home versus leaving troops in Iraq for ......- 4/27/2007 4:20:24 PM
Perry, Legislators Throw Away $500 Million Trying to Privatize Social Security (pstern) "The great minds of Texas," as the governor likes to call his special committee cronies, have tossed away more taxpayer dollars on an "innovative" plan that would privatize the Soc.....- 4/27/2007 3:15:18 PM
VIDEO- I like Mike Gravel-I agree with what he said last night (salon) The other candidates scare him... he wouldn't have pre-emptive strikes on other countries. (Video on CanOFun) On funding the Iraq War. *I won't hold your youth and inexperience against you*On the Mill.....- 4/27/2007 4:04:01 PM
Public Private Partnerships (P3 or PPP) -Why they are a BAD idea (salon) One more article about PPPs. It isn't just that our schools, water, highway infrastructure, airports, etc are ripe for the pickings for corporations (some of whom are foreign) but that it's questionab.....- 4/27/2007 1:49:04 PM
Should Roads That Were Considered Public Service Be Rationed by Income Class? PPP Redux (salon) Since I'm on a Public-Private Partnership kick today, read a couple of article in Business Week, one entitled "Roads to Riches... and why the public should be nervous". (More than nervous, s.....- 4/27/2007 1:39:02 PM
About the Democratic Debate last night on MSNBC (salon) I have a lot to say about the whole *debate* structure that will wait for a podcast. Meanwhile, a few quick observations about the candidates. I am not impressed with the top 3, who are running so far.....- 4/27/2007 1:07:36 PM
On PPPs (Public-Private Partnerships)-Are PPP's A Solution? (salon) Last year I had no idea at all what a PPP might be, but now I notice it's seems to the Trend Du Jour in the business world, with even Democrats bowing and scraping to it. (Here's a podcast I did recen.....- 4/27/2007 12:54:25 PM
TX Senator Carona Seeks To Sneak Through Trans Texas Corridor and Toll Roads -Don't be Hoodwinked! (salon) Let's see. A whole lot of Texans are against public-private partnerships creating toll roads to CHARGE us to drive on highways. A whole lot of us are against the Trans Texas Corridor and want it stopp.....- 4/27/2007 12:08:42 PM
Looks Like I'm Trapped In *Chris Bell H*ll*- I thought I took myself OFF his Faith In Texas email list (salon) First time I wrote about it and first time I unsubscribed.  Guess I need to do it again, since apparently clicking their LINK DOES NOT WORK. Meanwhile, I'm a little surprised to see that his message t.....- 4/27/2007 11:51:39 AM
NAIS (National Animal Identification System) News Bits Roundup (salon) As you probably know, the Texas House passed Sid Miller's BAD BILL that trojan horses in the Boon to the RFID industry by saying that farmers should *voluntarily* chip their livestock and poultry. (I .....- 4/27/2007 11:37:23 AM
Is the USDOT/FHWA Threatening TXDOT over the TTC Moratorium Bill? (salon) According to this article, after Mike Krusee sent an inquiry to the FWHA asking about the bill, one of the pushermen stooges at the FWHA in charge of promoting public-private partnerships told the TTC.....- 4/27/2007 11:00:33 AM
What does Negroponte Have to Do with $175 Laptops? (salon) Course, just that price caught my attention but when I read the article about Nicholas Negroponte's One Laptop Per Child Project, I naturally considered that dang last name. Negroponte. Could it be? Y.....- 4/27/2007 10:26:53 AM
Texas? Federal Govt? No, the UN is coming to Texas to investigate the Taylor Detention Center (salon) Not that I'm against an independent eye coming down to investigate WHY immigrant children are being housed in a PRISON in central Texas, and that person, Jorge Bustamente, will present his findings to.....- 4/27/2007 9:13:01 AM
Erath County (Texas) Citizens for Clean Water Will Have Tables Outside Walmart in Stephenville on Saturday (salon) What a GREAT idea! The ECCCW will offer each person who stops by a cup of CLEAN water! and information about the potential for contamination of the Trinity Aquifer recharge zone from commercial oil an.....- 4/27/2007 8:49:17 AM
N Barba Enterprises SMACKED BACK about Commercial Injection Well at Huckabay Ridge, Texas (Erath County) (salon) Apparently, N Barba Enterprises tried to get the Texas Railroad Commission to  remove the remaining protesting citizens from the *service list*. And failed.ECCCW President Bill Gordon was elated after.....- 4/27/2007 8:45:50 AM
Chet Edwards Votes to Protect Wild Horses and Burros From Being Sold For Food- HR 249 (salon) Reversed himself! (Roll Call Vote) The last time I wrote about this, in Sep 2006, Edwards voted with the Republicans AGAINST the Horse Protection Act. He wasn't one of the Democrats in 2005 who co-spo.....- 4/27/2007 8:32:08 AM
Kucinich and Gravel win the debate!! (joe) Gravel ROCKS!!!They are both against the war and war in general...I especially liked Gravel's mention of the Military Industrial Complex!!!Everyone else seems to be the same ole same ole institution t.....- 4/26/2007 9:32:16 PM
Phil King (TX-Weatherford), True to Form, Helps out His TXU Buddies- They can Keep aLL their Electric Generators (salon) I almost let myself slip into the thought that Phil King wasn't totally bonded to corporate lobby money. But it was a fleeting laugh, because King is sponsoring a bill that would let TXU continue to d.....- 4/26/2007 12:22:19 PM
We are NOT a Democracy of Justice- Bush Administration Seeks to Limit Lawyer's Access to Gitmo Bay Prisoners (salon) I thought the Bush administration was out of line when they broke the Geneva conventions and lowered the standards for torture. I thought guttng habeus corpus was bad. But the Bush administration cont.....- 4/26/2007 12:10:50 PM
Commissioners Approved Road Bond Package for a Public Vote, NOT the Road Bonds Themselves (pstern) Don't believe the hype!Voters need to separate myth from fact Not surprisingly, many Hays County residents are confusing the facts and are being led to believe that all the commissioners are supportin.....- 4/26/2007 11:00:10 AM
What Happened to Journalism? Getting the Facts? Trying to Report Objectively? (salon) Last night I watched Bill Moyer's PBS special "Buying the War" which was refreshing in the unflinching view turned on journalists in the run up to the Iraq War. The question Bill Moyers aske.....- 4/26/2007 11:47:30 AM
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