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"Gates to the rescue" should be "Competence meets the White House" (joe) - 3/11/2007 10:01:11 AM
Cintra- *We Meet All the Time- Especially If There's an Election Coming* (salon) Infuriating article from WFAA, also repeated in the DMN, about Cintra, and its various projects around the world. Seems that Cintra raised its tolls in Toronto. Here's what Mr. Lopez, Cintra's directo.....- 3/11/2007 8:51:29 AM
Caught!!! American Express Channeling *Minority Report* with RFID People Tracker (salon) Seems that American Express was a more than a little chagrined when CASPIAN published their patent which included readers in all sort of public places (like supermarkets, schools, etc) that would read.....- 3/10/2007 6:55:48 PM
Chris Bell's *Faith in Texas Fund*-Got an email about this (salon) and read it before I unsubscribed. First up, especially after the last few days of reading about the Adulterous Republicans running for President, and the Southern Baptist kissup to them on the basis .....- 3/10/2007 8:52:25 AM
Who Manages and Advises about the Cintra 121 Toll Road in North Texas? (salon) I'm not going to pretend to understand the ins and outs of money management (although I can handle a budget very well), but I thought this was interesting. I know that Cintra has applied for federal l.....- 3/10/2007 7:52:34 AM
Gotta Love This- Mayan Priests Will Purify Site After Bush Leaves -Bad Spirits! (salon) For the rest of us, we await Bush getting the heck out of office."That a person like (Bush), with the persecution of our migrant brothers in the United States, with the wars he has provoked, is g.....- 3/9/2007 6:37:39 PM
Sid Miller (Tx Dist 59) Eats Horses, Don't He? (salon) I snorted at the title of this Chron blog post about Miller's bill to allow eating of horses OUTSIDE THE UNITED States, entitled "What's for Dinner? Mr Ed, They Hope" -heh. What's particular.....- 3/9/2007 6:08:16 PM
TXU to build IGCC Coal-Plants- A Bow to Environmental Defense? Or Just a Shyster Trick? (salon) Remember how, in the last few months, Environmental Defense slammed TXU on its coal-fired plants and TXU said "Wah, Please Remove Your Ads!" (this was while they were secretly trying to sell.....- 3/9/2007 1:53:12 PM
FBI has been Abusing National Security Letters (Patriot Act) -NSL Instead of WARRANTS based on probable cause (salon) The very first time I heard, in some Senate hearing, that the FBI wasn't abusing the Patriot Act provisions of National Security Letters, which can get information on people without the ones wanting i.....- 3/9/2007 12:03:03 PM
New Mexico Signs Surface Owner Protection Bill-Strongest in the Nation (salon) It requires oil and gas companies to notify surface owners 30 days before entering their land, and to describe their drilling plans.They must pay for any damages caused by drilling or road-building, a.....- 3/9/2007 11:35:15 AM
On Treatment of the Wounded-Letter to Editor in Waxahachie, Texas paper (salon) from Beth Dawson -excerpt I feel it is important to point out one common denominator in all this. The Veteran's Administration budget is funded by Congress. Up until two months ago, the Congress had b.....- 3/9/2007 11:31:50 AM
BRCC Meeting in Hood Co, Texas Next Tuesday at 7:00 in Granbury at Langdon House (salon) Brazos River Conservation Coalition. The March 13th meeting will surely be of interest.  Co-chairs Josh Rosenfeld and Billy Teels will be joined in a panel discussion by County Commissioner Dick Roan .....- 3/9/2007 11:18:23 AM
While I'm on the Subject of Foreign Companies Buying Us- Macquarie Buys Guliaini's Investment Bank (salon) Sheesh. Anything people with power won't sell to a foreign interest? Macquarie Group, which controls Australia's largest securities company, agreed to buy Giuliani Capital Advisors LLC, a boutique inv.....- 3/9/2007 11:04:00 AM
Freedom of Speech and Right to Assemble VERSUS Public Safety- the KKK in Stephenville, Texas (salon) The KKK is coming to Erath County, ostensibly for an immigration march, but you know they wouldn't be coming to Stephenville if it weren't for the MLK flap with Tarleton students. I care nothi.....- 3/9/2007 10:45:07 AM
Heard that the *Still Waters* Rest Home in Glen Rose has been sold to the Methodist Church (salon) and the current residents have until June 1st to GET OUT. ........ Seems that the blurb on their website is no longer true.No need to worry about the lawn, cooking, housekeeping, bill paying, the plum.....- 3/9/2007 9:23:43 AM
Republican Family Values- McCain's and Guilianis'a Marriages (and Divorces) and the Southern Baptist Convention (salon) While not voting Republican, I think it\'s interesting to read that the head of the Southern Baptist Convention, Richard Land, is making a distinction between Guiliani\'s many marriages, affai.....- 3/9/2007 9:07:07 AM
Another Company Sold to the Spanish-This Time It's a Wind Farm in Illinois (salon) The more I read about our American companies being sold to and run by foreign companies, the more I am against globalization. Already talked before about our highway infrastructure being sold out by T.....- 3/8/2007 10:16:24 PM
US Hires Contractor for *Peace* Mission in Somalia-Let's Ask Should We Be Outsourcing the Military? (salon) Couple of interesting articles. First up, the US has engaged Dyncorp, instead of the military, to do peacekeeping activities in SomaliaThe State Department has hired a major military contractor to hel.....- 3/8/2007 10:07:22 PM
Newt Gingrich-Screwing Side While Impeaching Clinton For Same -But Don't Call HIm a Hypocrite (salon) Saw this via Texas Fred (who I read occasionally, don't agree with on a lot of issues, but do on some where it doesn't dang well make any difference if it's Republican or Democrat IF YOU"RE A HYP.....- 3/8/2007 9:52:08 PM
Few local Glen Rose newspaper notes from the Glen Rose Reporter week of March 8, 2007 (salon) First up, I see the 4B sales tax is back: to be voted on in May in Glen Rose city elections. There was an ad in the paper about how the city would like to use the 4B sales tax to build a River Walk on.....- 3/8/2007 9:39:57 PM
Ugly Dirt Fill on the Paluxy River in Glen Rose- Was This Permitted? River Glen (salon) In the last week or so, I remember reading in the local newspaper, the Glen Rose Reporter, about the City of Glen Rose council meeting in which some subdivision was voted for. I wasn't paying full att.....- 3/8/2007 8:33:03 PM
Big Gray Clouds of Toxic Oil and Gas Fumes-Wellness Issues in Colorado (salon) The most disingenuous statement in this article detailing how citizens of the Western Slope went to the Colorado State Capital for health protections was from the O&G companies.Ken Wonstolen, a la.....- 3/8/2007 5:51:12 PM
General Petraeus Says No Military Solution in Iraq-Then Why Is Bush Pushing a Troop Escalation? (salon) Insanity. Reminds me that we don't have to have a do-over or continuation of Bush's failed policies in Iraq ala One More Chance To Kill to know that he's a screw up and they don't work. Even if Bush c.....- 3/8/2007 5:33:22 PM
Video-Broadcast Style of Commercial Injection Well Related Clips (salon) By clicking on the picture of the Salt Water Burning that you see at left. What, you say, Salt Water Doesn't Burn. Yes, It Could, If it Comes from Unregulated Gas Well Fracing and Injecting. Even the .....- 3/8/2007 5:25:25 PM
Bush in Latin America-Unpopular Just LIke He is the United States (salon) SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters marched through Brazil's largest city on Thursday calling   Bush" onclick="function anonymous(){activateYQinl(this);return false;}" href="http://search.ne.....- 3/8/2007 4:05:38 PM
Chet Edwards (US Dist 17) Says War Position More Influenced by Combat Troops Than Those In Congress (salon) Generally speaking, can't fault Edwards for paying more attention to his DISTRICT than to the other Dems in Congress. Edwards, who represented Fort Hood for 13 years, said his position on the war has .....- 3/8/2007 12:28:51 PM
The Weird *Environmental* Defense Deal with TXU (salon) In some of the articles about the HUGE buyout of TXU by KKR and Texas Pacific Group, the *environmental* groups have been quoted... in one I read, that was groups as in singular... Environmental Defen.....- 3/8/2007 12:13:22 PM
How Does Railroad Corporate Welfare Relate to Kip Averitt's Emission Bill (Texas) SB12? (salon) Read a bit ago about how we, the taxpayer, are helping PRIVATE CORPORATIONS Burlington Northern and Union Pacific buy some new locomotives. How? Through the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP). As I.....- 3/8/2007 11:28:27 AM
Video and Audio-Trans Texas Corridor- Senate Hearing March 1 07-Part 7 (salon) Previous partsAs I said, I didn't get it all, and there were more than 100 people who wanted to speak after I left. OVERWHELMINGLY, the citizens of Texas are AGAINST not only the TTC but the idea that.....- 3/8/2007 11:44:04 AM
Woah! Texas Taxpayers Subsidize Most of Burlington Northern and Union Pacific New Locomotives (salon) Hmm. Can you say CORPORATE WELFARE? Texas has a state environmental program for emissions-reduction that's funded by vehicle registration fees. I never thought about what it might be for, but sure did.....- 3/8/2007 9:46:54 AM
Cheney Unmasked as the Funny Uncle He Is (salon) Best editorial I've read in a while -Cheney Post Plame. Testimony depicted Cheney as bitterly obsessed with Plame's husband, Joe Wilson, whose New York Times article exposing the phony "intellige.....- 3/8/2007 9:37:35 AM
The Backdating Stocks Scandal Or How Corporations Profited From 9/11 (salon) Have been reading about this for quite a while but until this article didn't realize the scope of just how many corporations backdated stock options. Companies, in other words, gave stock options to e.....- 3/8/2007 9:24:07 AM
The Texas House, Trans Texas Corridor Kill Bills, and Sid Miller (salon) Just a reminder to Sid Miller (Texas District 59) on voting. If Miller's vote is not outright AGAINST turning our highways into toll roads, including using foreign corporations to run them, then he is.....- 3/8/2007 6:38:23 AM
Raising the Gas Tax for Roads OR Paying for Toll Roads (salon) McBlogger takes on the argument. After you read that, watch this short clip of Senator Shapleigh talking about the COST of the toll with James Bass of TxDot, and  this short clip of the Senator Shaple.....- 3/8/2007 6:33:04 AM
Cintra 121 Deal in Denton/Collin, Texas-WHO TO VOTE OUT and Deal STILL conditional (salon) As I've been clipping the TTC Senate hearings from last week, I heard one TTC apologist say that people are managing to get around Dallas without 121-the implication being that somehow, because it's n.....- 3/8/2007 6:23:37 AM
Kip Averitt a Signer on the Bill to HALT the Trans-Texas Corridor (salon) What I can't tell from this is, the description says "Any further"-does this mean that the existing Cintra deal would go through? On Monday, state Sen. Robert Nichols filed legislation that .....- 3/7/2007 11:29:38 PM
89% of Messages Sent to Perry OPPOSE his HPV Order (salon) and most of them wish they hadn't voted for Perry. I wish you all hadn't, too.Please, reconsider. Please, return parental choices, control, power to parents," wrote Bette D. Bittner of Caldwell.N.....- 3/7/2007 6:25:48 PM
Video- Trans Texas Corridor Senate Hearing March 1 07 Part 6 (salon) Previous PartsHave to say that this has been the most informative AND APPALLING hearing that really lays bare the flaws of the Trans Texas Corridor. In some parts, the participants aren't debating tol.....- 3/7/2007 10:53:58 PM
The Need for Gubernatorial Impeachment Legislation in Texas (salon) from Peter Stern of Dripping Springsor Provide Gov. Perry With the Opportunity to Teach Political Science 104: "How to Lie to Texas Voters" From the "git-go" Gov. Rick Perry has li.....- 3/7/2007 4:47:01 PM
If Bush pardons Libby, why should any of us ever tell the truth again to any law enforcement? (joe) I mean...if the president doesn't feel that obstruction of justice is a big thing...I guess that gives the rest of us a green light to do what we want and lie our way through it? What's a felony as lo.....- 3/7/2007 4:42:50 PM
Disgusting! Corporate Media Trying to Determine and Influence Public Opinion on WHEN Bush Would Pardon Scooter Libby (salon) How about NEVER? The man is a convicted felon. If you or I were to LIE to a grand jury and was caught at it and then convicted, I doubt we'd have the president trying to figure out how to get us out o.....- 3/7/2007 4:31:33 PM
Weatherford (Parker Co) TX looking at re-using waste water-Spurred on by gas drilling activity (salon) One issue would be the truck traffic getting the water. “What really put the impetus on this was these drillers,” said Weatherford City Manager Bill Davis.Depending on the size and scope of the well, .....- 3/7/2007 4:08:26 PM
The White Hoodies Are Out! KKK holding march in Stephenville (Erath County) Texas (salon) I've been reading about this for the last week or so but didn't write about it because who wanted to draw MORE attention to some wackos? I'm sure the KKK is coming because of that offensive Martin Lut.....- 3/7/2007 4:02:06 PM
Video- Trans Texas Corridor Hearing Held by Texas Senate Transportation Committee March 1 2007 -Part 5 (salon) Part 1    Part 2     Part 3     Part 4Attorney for Williamson discussing the costs of the toll road versus gas tax/CPI. Again, the travelling public by demand sets the toll rate. But what if there are.....- 3/7/2007 4:42:24 PM
Who Thinks the Trans Texas Corridor Stinks? Senators File Moratorium Bill AND Letter from A&M (salon) Say it! Say it! Texas state senators sent the governor a message about the Trans Texas Corridor.  A bill filed Tuesday evening would stop the governor’s plan to have a European company build and opera.....- 3/7/2007 1:29:23 AM
Video of the Senate Transportation Committee Hearing on the Trans Texas Corridor- Part 4 (salon) Part 1    Part 2     Part 3 From the Austin American StatesmanTexas senators on Thursday peppered state transportation officials with questions about whether their turn to private toll roads is really.....- 3/7/2007 1:16:50 AM
So How Did Perry (Governor 39 Percent) Get Re-elected? (salon) from Peter Stern of Dripping SpringsI'd like to respond to the above question because it continues to be asked by apparently intelligent people who cannot fathom why Texans reelected Perry considering.....- 3/6/2007 5:29:48 PM
Texas TXDOT Needs Proper Oversight- All Road Bond Proposals Should be Placed on Hold (salon) from Peter Stern of Dripping SpringsMany local areas are experiencing increased residential population and road usage and in the natural order of events road bond issues materialize to resolve the iss.....- 3/6/2007 5:27:11 PM
Texas Legislators, make up your minds --- Regulate or Deregulate? (salon) from Peter Stern of Dripping SpringsSo, let's get this straight.  An article in the Austin American-Statesman tells us that Rep. Kirk Watson wrote a bill to regulate --- of all things --- commercial p.....- 3/6/2007 4:29:06 PM
*Taint* Water (Yes, That Is Its Name) Won't be Able to Put in an Injection well right away-Erath Co, TX (salon) Why? Protest Letters about putting that CRAP in our communities is paying off. The Railroad Commission of Texas has informed a company wanting to locate a “commercial” surface disposal facility about .....- 3/6/2007 3:50:56 PM
Trans Texas Corridor Clips Now in Broadcast Format on Somervell County Salon (salon) Not that you can\'t still look at any of these clips on-demand, by clicking on them, but I\'ve got them all paying from the Trans Texas Corridor info page here.  Clips include 7 different.....- 3/6/2007 3:45:33 PM
How GREAT that Libby was CONVICTED of Perjury-There IS some justice (salon) I've been watching this trial for years, and, because of Bush's failed *experiment* of Iraq, where he deliberately manipulated the intelligence in order to lull the American public to support .....- 3/6/2007 2:28:46 PM
Hey media, on the Libby thing...'Obstruction' should be 'Obstruction of Justice" (joe) I've been watching this trial for years, and, because of Bush's failed *experiment* of Iraq, where he deliberately manipulated the intelligence in order to lull the American public to support .....- 3/6/2007 11:53:47 AM
Nuclear Power Plant Notes (salon) Senators say GNEP (Global Nuclear Energy Partnership) Funds not assured.The energy committee in the U.S. Senate has found "no consensus" on President Bush's international nuclear power and w.....- 3/6/2007 8:26:43 AM
VIDEO-Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) Senate Hearing March 1 2007-Part 3 (salon) Part1   Part 2 (Video on CanOFun)Justin Lewis- Hill County JudgeM EstesChris King Wharton CountyDoctor WheelerMary Sanger Environmental ActionMayfield- Dallas County CommissionerWilla Mulhavey-Garland.....- 3/5/2007 10:57:35 PM
VIDEO -Texas Senate Transportation Hearing for TTC on March 1 2007- Part 2 (salon) Part 1 - Video on CanOFunMickey Burleson, former commissioner on TPWDMackie Bubba of Big Eyes (yes, I'm SURE I butchered this, but I couldn't find it on the map)-Grimes Co.Cathie Adams Texas Eagle For.....- 3/5/2007 4:28:05 PM
VIDEO of the Texas Senate Transportation Hearing on the TTC March 1 07-Part 1 (salon) I went down to Austin to watch and record the proceedings. I've already, as you know, recorded 7 different TxDOT hearings where the citizens almost without exception are AGAINST the Trans-Texas Corrid.....- 3/5/2007 1:47:17 PM
How many stations have bought into the Fox "Idol" fake or hype news scheme? (joe) Ever wonder why you are seeing something about American Idol on MSNBC? Or CNN? Or any other station that competes with Fox? Its a paid advertisement...and each station has its own "idol" cri.....- 3/5/2007 1:11:07 PM
O To Be King In Texas-Or At Least a Lawmaker or Lobbyist with Parking Perks (salon) Falls into the "Let Them Eat Cake" category. You and I, average citizens of the unwashed hoi polloi variety, have to pay to park at the airport or have to fish coins out of our worn pockets .....- 3/5/2007 11:57:18 AM
Parker County, Texas Commissioners Require Developers To Prove Groundwater (salon) So, before subdivision's plats get approved, the developers have to prove there's groundwater availability.  The article lists the exceptions.Local government code mandates a state-licensed engineer o.....- 3/5/2007 11:46:08 AM
Few things I read in the local Glen Rose newspaper this week. (salon) In the Glen Rose Reporter for March 1, 2007.I see that Kelli Nix died. I'm pretty sad to hear that, I remember when I first moved to Glen Rose and she worked for Dr. Mike in the vet's office. She was .....- 3/5/2007 11:37:32 AM
TXU Sale includes Comanche Peak in Glen Rose (salon) I noticed in the Glen Rose Reporter (the Glen Rose newspaper) that TXU is going to split into 3 groups. The paper says "TXU Electric Delivery, still regulated, would return to its former name of .....- 3/5/2007 11:29:13 AM
Waco to get PTSD Research Project-Is THAT why Chet Edwards Supports Bush's Troop Escalation? (salon) because it can get more dollars into analyzing the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms for veterans? I'm being a little facetious here, but there's a big irony staring at me as I read this article.....- 3/5/2007 11:17:19 AM
"One member of congress can't do anything" according to Chet Edwards office (Chair) I was talking with Chris Kelley earlier and he mentioned that one member of congress can't do anything and it made me realize the type of people that are advising Ched Edwards. No wonder Chet Edwards .....- 3/5/2007 11:02:32 AM
Chet Edwards! STOP Creating MORE Iraq War Veterans! STOP Funding Bush's Little Adventure (salon) At some point, you have to stop admiring Chet's stance on helping Iraq War veterans who have come back injured, and wonder why he continues to vote for CREATING more injured veterans for a *war* we kn.....- 3/5/2007 11:09:17 AM
Chet Edwards only wants to hear what the soldiers think, not us regular people, according to his congressional office (Chair) I called up my congressman's office (Chet Edwards) to express my concern about my brother still on schedule to go to Iraq and what is Chet doing to help stop it. I got Chris Kelley on the phone...who .....- 3/5/2007 10:42:01 AM
Hah! Diebold Considering DUMPING their e-Voting unit! (salon) from EngadgetWhat I NEVER understood is how a company that could make ATM machines WITH DANG RECEIPTS couldn't seem to make secure e-voting machines. Or should we be taking a closer look at their ATM'.....- 3/5/2007 10:36:37 AM
Notes, Pics, Video and Audio from the Bosque County, Texas Waste Injection Well Meeting at Kopperl (salon) yesterday, hosted by M Bradshaw. Speakers were Dale Henry of Lampasses, Bill Gordon of Erath County, Lionel Milberger of Robertson County, and Jim Popp of Wise County, Texas. As mentioned here before,.....- 3/4/2007 10:48:29 PM
VIDEO-Don't Tag Texas Rally March 2 -Pam Cantwell of E-Barrell Racing (salon) yesterday, hosted by M Bradshaw. Speakers were Dale Henry of Lampasses, Bill Gordon of Erath County, Lionel Milberger of Robertson County, and Jim Popp of Wise County, Texas. As mentioned here before,.....- 3/4/2007 1:27:42 PM
VIDEO- Alex Jones at the Don't Tag Texas Rally in Austin March 2 07 (salon) yesterday, hosted by M Bradshaw. Speakers were Dale Henry of Lampasses, Bill Gordon of Erath County, Lionel Milberger of Robertson County, and Jim Popp of Wise County, Texas. As mentioned here before,.....- 3/4/2007 12:37:13 PM
VIDEO- Kolkhorst at the Don't Tag Texas Rally in Austin on March 2 2007 (salon) yesterday, hosted by M Bradshaw. Speakers were Dale Henry of Lampasses, Bill Gordon of Erath County, Lionel Milberger of Robertson County, and Jim Popp of Wise County, Texas. As mentioned here before,.....- 3/4/2007 12:31:18 PM
VIDEO- Natural Gardener at the Don't Tag Texas Rally on March 2 2007 (salon) yesterday, hosted by M Bradshaw. Speakers were Dale Henry of Lampasses, Bill Gordon of Erath County, Lionel Milberger of Robertson County, and Jim Popp of Wise County, Texas. As mentioned here before,.....- 3/4/2007 12:29:37 PM
VIDEO- Garnet Coleman at the NAIS/TTC Rally in Austin, Texas March 2 2007 (salon) Talking about his bills that will STOP the Trans Texas Corridor, also how *managed* lanes are just a euphemism for TOLL ROADS aka Lexus Lanes. (Garnet Coleman, TX House rep from Houston, was one of th.....- 3/4/2007 10:14:17 AM
Photos from *Don't Tag Texas* March Yesterday in Austin TX (salon) Talking about his bills that will STOP the Trans Texas Corridor, also how *managed* lanes are just a euphemism for TOLL ROADS aka Lexus Lanes. (Garnet Coleman, TX House rep from Houston, was one of th.....- 3/3/2007 11:40:10 PM
VIDEO of the March up Congress St from the Don't Tag Texas Rally on March 2 2007 in Austin, Texas (salon) Talking about his bills that will STOP the Trans Texas Corridor, also how *managed* lanes are just a euphemism for TOLL ROADS aka Lexus Lanes. (Garnet Coleman, TX House rep from Houston, was one of th.....- 3/3/2007 11:21:58 PM
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