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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) - 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) - 3/4/2007 1:27:42 PM
VIDEO- Alex Jones at the Don't Tag Texas Rally in Austin March 2 07 (salon) - 3/4/2007 12:37:13 PM
VIDEO- Kolkhorst at the Don't Tag Texas Rally in Austin on March 2 2007 (salon) - 3/4/2007 12:31:18 PM
VIDEO- Natural Gardener at the Don't Tag Texas Rally on March 2 2007 (salon) - 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) - 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) - 3/3/2007 11:21:58 PM
On Attending Texas Public Meetings with a Camera (salon) I attended the Texas Senate TTC Hearing on Thursday and planned to record it. When I went in the auditorium, on Thursday morning, I went down to the front and began to set up my tripod. A lady came ov.....- 3/3/2007 9:58:53 AM
Texas Independence Day in Austin at the *Don't Tag Texas* NAIS and TTC Rally (salon) What a great job the organizers of this event did. Kudos to them all. Went over to the starting point of the rally before 1:00 pm and watched as the two lots rented for people to park and gather in sw.....- 3/3/2007 12:31:02 AM
Video of Jimmie Vaughan Singing his RFID Song at the Austin *Don't Tag Texas* NAIS and TTC Rally (salon) - 3/2/2007 11:58:19 PM
Fair Use Bill That Contains No Fair Use Provisions - HUH? (salon) This is simple common sense. If you have a system that does not allow you to get a fair use piece from a copyrighted work and makes it a crime to remove the copyright (as in DRM) , then you do.. .not......- 2/28/2007 4:29:27 PM
Nuclear Power Notes O Day - Plant Fire in PA, and Is Nuclear Power Rational? (salon) Circuit breaker caught fire in a building several hundred yards away from the Peach Bottom Nuclear Power Plant's 2 reactors.And is a pro-nuclear stance THE scientific stance?But most irksome is Brand'.....- 2/28/2007 4:03:15 PM
Old Political Story: Texas Governor and Legislature Failing Texans (salon) from Peter SternIs the last decade of special interest politics coming to an end? Since his 39-percent of the votes reelection Gov. Rick Perry is hell-bent on some obscure leadership mission and the r.....- 2/28/2007 2:11:46 PM
Backlash on Toll Roads-It PAYS to tell your Texas Congresspersons YOU DON (salon) Ft Worth Star-Telegram has an article this morning about, boo-hoo, delay of TOLL road projects in the DFW area. Why? Because, #1. People Just Plain Don't Like Toll Roads versus Public Roads, especiall.....- 2/28/2007 1:50:21 PM
On TXU's CEO Wilder's $200 MILLION dollar compensation plan-Troy Fraser comments (salon) Burkablog talks about following the money... and Wilder is the one making out like a bandit (while, don't forget, the Texas RATEPAYERS will be the ones getting robbed)."This appears to be all abo.....- 2/28/2007 11:52:17 AM
Update on Texas Attorney General Abbott's Opinion on Social Security Numbers in Deeds (salon) OOOPS! Wrote about the gas company land men getting slowed down because of this ruling. It was SO bad for business that Abbott suspended it for 60 days.Abbott originally said officials in the state's .....- 2/28/2007 11:31:30 AM
$50,000 Dollar Donation from Merck for Republican Fund Raiser Chaired by Perry (salon) - 2/28/2007 11:03:16 AM
TXU Buyout Pushback from Texas Legislators- Who Pays For it? Ratepayers (salon) I thought it was interesting that, very quickly after the news of the buyout surfaced, there were articles that included phrases like "muted criticism" of the deal. Well, it always takes at .....- 2/28/2007 8:52:55 AM
Trans Texas Corridor Meeting Held by Texas Senate- Thursday at 8:30 am in the Capitol Extension Auditorium (salon) I notice in this article it is going to last ten hours!   The Senate Transportation and Homeland Security Committee, chaired by Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, scheduled the hearing for 8:30 a.m. Thursday.....- 2/28/2007 7:44:51 AM
Killing the Trans-Texas Corridor-Rep Koklhorst of Brenham Files Two Bills (salon) Good! (Before I excerpt a bit of the article, reminder that Thursday morning is the Texas Senate hearing on the TTC in Austin). If passed, House Bill 1881 will repeal the Trans-Texas Corridor from the.....- 2/27/2007 6:06:14 PM
Condoleezza Rice, the largest failure of the Bush administration (joe) Who was the person in charge of NSA up to and including 9/11? Condoleezza Rice was...it was her failure to do her job that allowed 9/11 to happen. So instead of actually replacing her with someone who.....- 2/27/2007 5:25:16 PM
Insider Trading? SEC To Investigate Suspicious Surge in Activity Ahead of TXU's Buyout (salon) Nothing surprises me about this pig.U.S. regulator the Securities and Exchange Commission is to investigate a suspicious surge in trading activity in the run up to Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts and Texas .....- 2/27/2007 1:39:45 PM
Outsourcing the Military-What About those Contractors? (salon) Deaths of the Contractors are almost ignored- (We used to call these people *Soldiers of Fortune*)In a largely invisible cost of the war in Iraq, nearly 800 civilians working under contract to the Pen.....- 2/27/2007 12:40:15 PM
PFFFFFFFFFT! Cintra Gets the Contract for 121 in Denton and Collin Counties, Texas (salon) Sheesh. I wonder what percentage of Spanish companies owns or leases our infrastructure now. I've said before, I used to live in The Colony, so hearing that Cintra, Spanish company, is going to operat.....- 2/27/2007 12:16:04 PM
Washington State Considers RFID Restrictions (salon) NOW we need to do this for Texas.Rep. Jeff Morris, D-Olympia, has introduced an Electronic Bill of Rights that would outlaw collection, storage, and disclosure of information gathered through radio fr.....- 2/27/2007 12:01:01 PM
After the Campaign is Over, Where do The Contributions Go? Bush Fund Donates To His Library (salon) Several things about this. First up, the ONLY reason we know that the Bush fund gave $107 thousand to his own library is because it came out of his campaign committee FROM WHEN BUSH RAN FOR PRES AFTER.....- 2/27/2007 11:47:54 AM
Slavery in Texas and the T-Visa (salon) Fort Worth Weekly has an article about a man from Africa who was held in slavery... here... in the United States, AKA "Human Trafficking". In the meantime, Kachepa is continuing his own batt.....- 2/27/2007 10:13:16 AM
Clueless Laura the Lump Out of Touch with Iraq War statistics-Thinks There's Only One Bombing Per Day (salon) I wish this woman would keep her mouth shut. Either she parrots talking points that are ridiculous or she says things that aren't true. And she's supposed to be an educated librarian type. Incidentall.....- 2/27/2007 9:55:04 AM
But How Will I Smash It With My Hammer If the RFID is small enough to be embedded in paper? (salon) Wrote about these Hitachi *powder* chips before, that are 0.002 inches by 0.002 inches.The industry (read: Big Corporations) are looking to see how quickly and how ubiquitously they can imbed these 66.....- 2/27/2007 9:34:11 AM
RFID Card Insecurity- Hackers Can Clone *Proximity* Door Access Cards (salon) You know the cards-you're going into your building at work and you wave your ID card at a reader and in you go (and maybe the person behind you that is *tailgating*). Anyway, Black Hat Federal sec.....- 2/27/2007 9:30:50 AM
Gas Well Notes-New Mexico- O&G Compensate for Property Damage, More Lawuits in SC Against O&G (salon) What happens if an oil and gas company comes on your property and damages it through drilling operations? New Mexico believes it should compensate the private landowner.If approved, the bill would req.....- 2/27/2007 8:49:19 AM
Nuclear Power Plant Notes- South Texas and Uranium Mining, Florida's Crystal River, Iran and India's Sales Plans (salon) I've said before that if you listened to the sales and marketing spin coming out right now, you might believe, erroneously, that concerns about nuclear power plants are a thing of the past. Not so.Wha.....- 2/27/2007 8:06:38 AM
Joe Weather of Waco's Pictures of the Dust Storm Taken from Dallas (salon) - 2/27/2007 7:25:56 AM
The Nuge Now has a Regular Column in the Waco paper (salon) - 2/27/2007 7:24:26 AM
Gen Schoomaker, Army Chief of Staff At Fort Worth Rotary Club -Not Important to Kill Bin Laden (salon) PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!Um. Hello! Considering that's the reason we went to war in Afganistan, because Bin Laden was supposed to be the ring leader of  9/11 AND Bush said we were going af.....- 2/26/2007 11:39:13 PM
Gas Land Men Bogged Down Searching Through Deed Records Due to Texas AG Ruling about Social Security Numbers (salon) Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott stated last week that county clerks could spend six months in jail and be fined $1,000 for releasing documents with Social Security numbers to the public, and clerks.....- 2/26/2007 11:27:21 PM
Iraq Troop Deaths at 3155 (salon) As of Monday, Feb. 26, 2007, at least 3,155 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven .....- 2/26/2007 10:37:44 PM
ODDEST Gas Station Out There-BP Puts in Solar Panels and Low-Energy Lights (salon) Uh. Here you have a gas station selling, you know, gasoline, whose emissions are fouling the planet but their gas STATION is using solar panels. On the one hand, one could say that BP is just trying t.....- 2/26/2007 10:34:57 PM
Majority of People in this country want US to set a TROOP DEADLINE in Iraq (salon) plus a record number say they disapprove of the war. Count me among those. Chet Edwards, VOTE TO DEFUND THE WAR. It's the only way to stop the crazies in charge. A protester reacts after police interv.....- 2/26/2007 10:22:47 PM
Is this article about Indiana? Or Texas? For Sale: Lotteries, Roads, Welfare Work. Inquire With Governor (salon) Makes you wonder if Alien Zombies are On the Loose in this country, travelling from state to state disguised as the Governor. Other states are taking notice of Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels proposals.....- 2/26/2007 10:14:51 PM
Don't Tag Texas Rally-Austin, Friday, March 2- March begins 1:45 (salon) so you need to get there by 1:30.Staging Area for the March:  We have reserved a parking lot at the northeast corner of Cesar Chavez (1st) and Red River.  If you plan to be part of the march up Congre.....- 2/26/2007 9:50:55 PM
The Texas Legislators Scam of Paying Rent to Spouses by Using (Illegally) Campaign Funds (salon) I read about this type of thing BEFORE the elections and the ones that blew the whistle on Toby Goodman of Arlington probably helped make sure he didn't get elected. The Star-Telegram did more expose .....- 2/26/2007 9:42:31 PM
Senator Fraser (TX Senate Dist 24) Concerned about TXU Buyout (salon) Not our Senator (ours is Kip Averitt) but he's the Senator of some of the counties to the west of us, including Erath CountySen. Troy Fraser, R-Horseshoe Bay, who filed a package of legislation earlie.....- 2/26/2007 9:09:45 PM
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