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Goodhair Perry Sued Over Texas TXU's Dirty Coal Plants Over his Fast-Track Order (salon) Besides this, there are two other suits against the dirty coalFour local environmental groups sued Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday over his executive order that put permits for new coal-burning power plan.....- 1/19/2007 8:55:38 AM
Lucrative Contracts for Tarrant County's North Tarrant Express and DFW Connector (salon) Stuck in this article about the oinkers who will be bidding for these two privatized toll roads is:Gov. Rick Perry announced that funding would be available for this project in 2001. If thats' so, the.....- 1/19/2007 1:24:47 AM
Hell Freezes Over! I Agree with John Cornyn (salon) Heh! He doesn't like the non-binding resolution that some Republicans are joining with Democrats to create, that opposes Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq. That's naturally angered colleagues al.....- 1/19/2007 12:59:12 AM
Get Out Your Candles and Firewood-TXU's Plan to Charge More For Electricity During Peak Hours (salon) Geez. Let's say that you work and when you come home, you turn on the A/C, the oven and stove to cook, the television to watch, and turn on the PC to download your email. You'll pay MORE because you'r.....- 1/19/2007 12:34:48 AM
GoodHair Perry is Bob Perry's Beyatch - Bob Perry Funnels Money to Perry's Re-election campaign (salon) Well. Bob Perry, homebuilder from Houston, denies it, but read the article in the Chron. As much as $1 million from controversial Houston homebuilder Bob Perry appears to have flowed into Gov. Rick Pe.....- 1/19/2007 12:21:39 AM
*Good Hair* Perry Panders to his Trashy Side- Nugent Performs at Inauguration Ball (salon) Had to laugh at the title of the DMN article "Nugent Rocked and Eyes Rolled" with a pic of Nugent, who, uh, maybe was okay looking 20 years ago but has been spending way too much time outsid.....- 1/18/2007 11:41:11 PM
Few Items I noticed in the Glen Rose Reporter Newspaper today (salon) Very cute! This week's version has lots of photos of the Somervell County Youth Fair, including some of the winners. Interesting note about TXU in the "From Yesteryears" section, 20 years ag.....- 1/18/2007 10:18:41 PM
If Bush Must Go, So Must Cheney (salon) Boy! Peter Stern channels my own thoughts on this. Yes, get rid of Bush but don't leave Cheney around to harm the country- A Dual Impeachment! Can you imagine Dick Cheney as President? Let's not go th.....- 1/18/2007 4:56:55 PM
Methodist Ministers Launch Website to Stop Bush's Propaganda Library at SMU (salon) BackgroundA group of Methodist ministers from across the nation launched a petition drive Thursday urging Southern Methodist University to stop trying to land George W. Bush's presidential library.The.....- 1/18/2007 11:57:17 AM
Brazos River Water Contracts with Oil and Gas Companies Doubled in Last Year-Pumping is on the Honor System (salon) I was talking with a local resident this morning about water being pumped out of the Brazos for use by oil companies. He mentioned that there was someone who lives on the Brazos River that pumps water.....- 1/18/2007 11:48:54 AM
Snow Day! Going to do some video clipping this morning (salon) of Bush's idiotic statements recently to put on CanOFun. One, in particular, from 60 minutes, just BEGS to be commented on. He said that after it was discovered that Saddam didn't have WMD, he was the.....- 1/18/2007 10:25:02 AM
Gas Company Propaganda- Analyzing a Commercial (salon) As readers of Somervell County Salon know, I spend a fair amount of time talking about gas well drilling and its effect on this and surrounding areas. For example, yesterday I heard from a man who tol.....- 1/18/2007 9:34:13 AM
The Attorney General, Torture Pimp Gonzales, of the US thinks that an unelected judiciary is inferior to congress or the president (joe) Really...we don't make this stuff up. He was going to talk to the AEI (American Enterprise Institute) (btw since when is it his job to do this?) and had his written remarks pickes up by the AP. Here's.....- 1/17/2007 4:14:03 PM
Should the Texas Dept of Criminal Justice be operating a prison... In MEXICO? (salon) Just reading the Weatherford Democrat and saw that Texas Senator Estes filed bill SB185 to have the TDCJ contract to operate a prison for Mexican nationals ... inside Mexico! Hello! That's unconstitut.....- 1/16/2007 2:34:39 PM
Chet Edwards (US Dist 17) Will be Able To Talk again Feb 1st- Surgery Successful (salon) Video at this link, tooCongressman Chet Edwards of Waco underwent successful surgery Monday to remove a benign polyp on his larynx. In a statement from Nashville, Edwards said he feels fine and is loo.....- 1/16/2007 12:44:40 AM
A Spurious Barack Obama Email (salon) I\'m interested in a lot of topics that transcend political lines. For example, both Democrats and Republicans (at least the people who live out here in rural areas) quite often care about their w.....- 1/15/2007 1:25:18 PM
Ve See You And Ve Know where You Are- The Tracking Society- Digital Angel Implants that use GPS and RFID (salon) I've talked about this before HERE (about fish) and HERE (about diabetics) Company wants to either sell implants that can track people by both RFID and GPS OR at least get companies to put the chip on.....- 1/15/2007 12:51:01 PM
Burger Wars in Texas-Who REALLY served the first hamburgers here? (salon) Saw the other day that Betty Brown of the Texas Legislature has introduced a resolution to name Athens, Texas as the Original Home of the Hamburger. This is not sitting too well with Connecticut's Lou.....- 1/15/2007 12:10:24 PM
More About Geothermal Energy and Those Texas Land Leases (salon) Background here. I had a question about how, precisely, geothermal energy would work and whether it would impact the water tables. Not only does it seem like it would, but there's an interesting comme.....- 1/15/2007 12:04:54 PM
God and the Oilpatch in Weatherford (Parker County) Texas-Where'd the Bible Go at Ness Energy? (salon) Now THIS is different. I came across an article in the Weatherford Democrat about Ness Energy closing up shop in Willow Park and moving its offices to Weatherford. What caught my eye was that it is co.....- 1/15/2007 11:54:08 AM
NRA To distance itself from Bush's Energy Policies re: Oil and Gas Drilling? (salon) Seems that the National Rifle Association, which has been connected with Republicans, isn't so happy about Bush's fast-tracking of oil and gas leases on public lands, because it is limiting access to .....- 1/15/2007 11:28:12 AM
Ice Storm-Photo of the Yard (salon) Seems that the National Rifle Association, which has been connected with Republicans, isn't so happy about Bush's fast-tracking of oil and gas leases on public lands, because it is limiting access to .....- 1/15/2007 10:52:09 AM
Children as Passive Marketing Targets-Fort Worth Schools to Saturate Schools with Tray Liners (salon) I recall when Grapevine high school put a big Dr Pepper ad on top of the school so that planes could fly over and see it (Maybe it's still there, don't know if the 10 years has expired yet). A 10-year.....- 1/15/2007 9:47:16 AM
John Cornyn Hawks Television Show-Maybe when He Loses in 2008.... (salon) I recall when Grapevine high school put a big Dr Pepper ad on top of the school so that planes could fly over and see it (Maybe it's still there, don't know if the 10 years has expired yet). A 10-year.....- 1/14/2007 12:11:40 PM
One more Comment about the *Digestible* RFID Ink Used to Stamp Cattle and People (salon) Wrote about this the other day and I find it CREEPY.  I must not be the only one because here's another article about the ink that hastens to assure people that it is SAFE to eat the ink (remember tha.....- 1/14/2007 11:38:36 AM
Perry's Hogs At the Trough Say He Deserves More Credit (salon) Had to laugh when I saw this article from the DMN entitled "Perry deserves more credit, some say". I always want to know WHO the *some* are and WHY they are blowing a big horn for Perry. So .....- 1/14/2007 10:48:48 AM
Note to Cheney: Go F*** Yourself (joe) and your ILLEGAL pulling of American's credit reports. If you go reading things on the Internets it appears Cheney appeared on the evilnetwork and told them its ok for the military to obtain credit re.....- 1/14/2007 10:21:27 AM
Bush, here's my plan you keep asking for...leave Iraq NOW! (joe) Its a pretty simple plan...even something YOU can't screw up. You keep asking folks for other plans since you seem to think yours is so great. Here is my plan....our troops come home and we thank them.....- 1/14/2007 10:19:13 AM
Congress Set to Smackdown TXU Plans to Build Those 11 Dirty Coal-Fired Plants (salon) What local lawsuits against TXU might do or not, seems that McCain(R) and Lieberman(I) aren't fans of greenhouse-gas emissions. The bipartisan Senate bill, co-sponsored by Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz.; .....- 1/14/2007 10:10:11 AM
Gossip, Entirely Speculation Time-on Bush's Moving to Highland Park, Texas After Giving the Bum's Rush to Crawford (salon) Wrote about this yesterday and then saw Panhandle Truth Squad's reference to some queeny gossip regarding Highland Park and Bush. I read an article about Kenny Goss, a Dallas gallery owner who also ha.....- 1/14/2007 9:54:58 AM
Texas About to Sell Land Leases to Develop GeoThermal Energy (salon) My first question about this is, if they are going to use water to develop the energy, where is that water going to come from? Will it be the same problematic situation where gas and oil companies are.....- 1/14/2007 8:56:07 AM
TXU and ((Houston based firm???)) Included Among Companies Paying for Rick Perry's 2 MILLION Dollar Inaugural (salon) But why should we po po folks complain because if we can afford internet, dammit, we can WATCH them eat cake. Something I thought was odd about the article, which I\'ve seen repeated in a n.....- 1/14/2007 8:49:31 AM
Update on Waco Friends of Peace Protesting Chet Edwards for his Iraq War Stance (salon) But why should we po po folks complain because if we can afford internet, dammit, we can WATCH them eat cake. Something I thought was odd about the article, which I\'ve seen repeated in a n.....- 1/13/2007 6:32:57 PM
Chet Edwards votes Yes on passage of H.R.4 "Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act of 2007" (Chair) But why should we po po folks complain because if we can afford internet, dammit, we can WATCH them eat cake. Something I thought was odd about the article, which I\'ve seen repeated in a n.....- 1/13/2007 12:45:14 PM
BEST New Year's Resolution from Cleburne (Johnson County)'s Patrick Barkman (salon) Going to post this in its entirety. Made me laugh.“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging symbol. If I have the gift of prophecy a.....- 1/13/2007 11:50:32 AM
What happens to Crawford, Texas When Bush Leaves and Moves Back to Dallas? (salon) Anyone that's been to Crawford knows it's a pretty small burg, and that the boom it's had on its main street has been due to Bush buying land there for his PR push before running for president. Here's.....- 1/13/2007 11:36:13 AM
US Defense Contractors Given Canadian Coins Laced with RFID, according to Defense Security Service (salon) Don't you wonder how those guys felt when they looked at the coins, saw they'd been tampered with and discovered they were being TRACKED by RFID! “On at least three separate occasions between October .....- 1/13/2007 12:36:02 AM
Texas Drivers! You'll Accept Toll Roads in DFW If The Superbowl Comes Here, Right? (salon) I do agree with spending money on commuter rail for getting people around-that's public oriented mass transportation that takes extra cars off the road. But this one guy that the article quotes that i.....- 1/12/2007 11:44:38 AM
Bush Like Sally Fields In the Movie *Soapdish*- Let's go to the Mall! (salon) One of my favorite scenes in Soapdish is where Fields, as a popular sad-sack soap opera queen, goes to the mall in order to gin up adoring fans who, believing her appearance on the mall escalator i.....- 1/12/2007 9:45:29 AM
Interactive Billboards That Change As You Drive Towards Them - Bad Narcissistic RFID Idea Of Day (salon) Raise your hand if you remember those lighted signs at the DFW airport that showed schedules, airlines, gate info, etc.... and caused wrecks. (Hint: They're gone now because drivers slowed down, and d.....- 1/12/2007 9:17:31 AM
Opponents of the Iraq War to Protest Outside Chet Edwards (Us District 17) Austin Street Office Today (salon) From the Waco Tribune, which has an article entitled "Locals gloomy about Bush Iraq Plan"As we've noted here before, Edwards has done some sucking up to Bush about his war escalation. The Wa.....- 1/12/2007 8:11:23 AM
Chet Edwards co-sponsors and votes Yes on passage of H.R.3 "Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007" (Chair) From the Waco Tribune, which has an article entitled "Locals gloomy about Bush Iraq Plan"As we've noted here before, Edwards has done some sucking up to Bush about his war escalation. The Wa.....- 1/11/2007 9:36:26 PM
Chet Edwards votes Yes on passage of H.R.2 "Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007" (Chair) From the Waco Tribune, which has an article entitled "Locals gloomy about Bush Iraq Plan"As we've noted here before, Edwards has done some sucking up to Bush about his war escalation. The Wa.....- 1/11/2007 9:33:41 PM
Chet Edwards votes Yes on passage of H.R.1 "Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act of 2007" (Chair) From the Waco Tribune, which has an article entitled "Locals gloomy about Bush Iraq Plan"As we've noted here before, Edwards has done some sucking up to Bush about his war escalation. The Wa.....- 1/11/2007 9:30:55 PM
Pentagon Lifts Time Limits on Active-Duty Service- Just in Time for Bush's War Escalation (salon) Truly shameful. Before, an active duty Guard or Reserve's deployment couldn't be more than 2 years (24 months)-that's CUMULATIVE. The limit now is per mobilization, which can't be more than 24 months......- 1/11/2007 7:01:35 PM
Locally run Libraries? Not for Bedford, Texas- City Council wants to outsource operations (salon) Uh. The Library board doesn't think that's such a hot idea but Charles Orean is hell bent on it. Related article in the Star-Telegram that compares the way the Library outsourcing company to Sam's Clu.....- 1/11/2007 6:47:42 PM
Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant in Glen Rose, Texas gets a new Vessel Head (salon) Wrote about the 4 replacement steam generators here. According to the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper, the vessel head weighs 140 tons. TXU said it makes good sense to change it out in February during th.....- 1/11/2007 5:02:21 PM
Bush's Escalation of Troops and Iran Threats Speech Throws Gas on the Fire (salon) For tonight, President Bush will go on television [last night] and tell his fellow Americans that he is preparing to send upwards of 20,000 more troops into the graveyard that is Iraq. His people are.....- 1/11/2007 3:13:28 PM
NAIS (National Animal Identification System) Rally to be held on Friday, March 2 in Austin (salon) Looks like the rally will also include those who are protesting the Trans Texas Corridor as well. From FARFA (farmandranchfreedom.org)After announcing our plans to hold a rally in late February, we ta.....- 1/11/2007 1:57:17 PM
SMU, Thousand Pound Gorilla, Boots Man Out of His Home HE OWNS to Make Way for Bush Library (salon) You'd think if you own a home, that you can stay in it, and not be booted out, but you know, it's kind of a microcosmic view of the way Bush treats the world, eh? It took two U.S. marshals and an evic.....- 1/11/2007 1:10:49 PM
Even White Evangelical Christians Don't Want to Escalate Bush's War -New Poll Out Today (salon) Boy, when even white evangelical Christians are against the war, you know you've lost your war-mongering base. SEVENTY PERCENT of Americans are against it. Of course, 87 percent of Democrats are again.....- 1/11/2007 12:54:56 PM
Union Pacific Railroad Scoffs at Security-Laredo, Texas Hearing on February 7 -Did 9/11 Ever Really Occur? (salon) The United Transportation Union has an article entitled "Death Rides the Rails" that points out that Union Pacific Railroad wants to have rail inspections done in Mexico, with no inspections.....- 1/11/2007 12:44:53 PM
Bureau of Land Management wants to put UAV (UNMANNED SURVEILLANCE DRONES) in the air over Idaho (salon) Wrote about this before with regard to the Texas border.  Some rich defense contractor is making out over these *unmanned* surveillance planes. Just what everyone wants, right? An unmanned plane flyin.....- 1/11/2007 12:19:38 PM
Should you Trust TxDot and Cintra about the Trans Texas Corridor? (salon) I haven't seen any of the PR signs along the highways that are trying to soften people up into being happy about Perry's boondoggle, until I saw it in this article in Fort Worth Weekly.Look at that ol.....- 1/11/2007 12:09:56 PM
What's NOT for Sale at the Right Price? Trans Texas Corridor and Other Leases for Private Entities (salon) Article in the Kansas City InfoZine talks about the direction this country is going, where assets, including our highways, are being leased to private entities whose allegiance is to their stockholder.....- 1/11/2007 11:51:51 AM
Parker County, Texas-Aquifer Levels Falling -Who Steps In? TCEQ or Local Control? (salon) Seems that when local residents of Parker County got aquifer-level statistics, what they thought about low water levels was true. Mills of TCEQ showed these statistics:During a presentation to the com.....- 1/11/2007 11:19:22 AM
Creepy RFID Product O Day-RFID Ink To Tattoo Animals (Hello! NAIS) and People (salon) Should it make this product seem any better because you can not only use it track animals but people, including soldiers, too?Somark Innovations announced this week that it successfully tested biocomp.....- 1/11/2007 3:11:19 AM
Chet Edwards, how many more Vets are you and the president going to create? (joe) Should it make this product seem any better because you can not only use it track animals but people, including soldiers, too?Somark Innovations announced this week that it successfully tested biocomp.....- 1/11/2007 12:01:57 AM
Bush pre-recorded the message...during daylight...check out the picture (joe) Should it make this product seem any better because you can not only use it track animals but people, including soldiers, too?Somark Innovations announced this week that it successfully tested biocomp.....- 1/10/2007 11:59:39 PM
Quit FUNDING the RADICAL IDEALOGY of a never ending WAR!!!! (joe) After watching Bush tonight I'm completely convinced he is unfit to command. I am going to call upon my congressman to quit funding this radical war and impeach this nutbag...you impeached Clinton for.....- 1/10/2007 10:07:18 PM
Sid Miller (TX House District 57) Files Bill For Waste Injection Well Notification of All Parties (salon) This bill, HB521, addresses the issue someone in Hico talked about, that is, there was a family that was living on property adjoining the waste injection well, but because they were doing a lease-purc.....- 1/10/2007 5:45:51 PM
Big Plane Just Flew Low Over the House! Scared Us! (salon) I'm used to blackhawk helicopters flying over the house and, when Bush is in Crawford, we see extra jets and helicopters in the sky. One time a couple of years ago a helicopter came and hovered around.....- 1/10/2007 4:43:26 PM
EOG Trying to Game the System about the Waste Injection Well Hearings in Bluff Dale, Texas (salon) First EOG in Erath County asked the RRC to hold the public hearing that the citizens had requested about those waste injection wells in the area during the holiday season (Now, THEY, on the other hand.....- 1/10/2007 11:10:25 AM
On Hilarity and the San Antonio Current's Take on Texas Legislature Bills (salon) I wrote a bit ago about the nice shoutout that SA Current did about the Bill Blab aka Bark N Snark on this site, created especially to comment about bills. Now I want you to laugh, along with me, at D.....- 1/10/2007 10:59:22 AM
Shoutout from San Antonio Current about Somervell County Salon's Texas Legislature Bill Blab aka Bark N Snark (salon) Recently one of the editors from San Antonio Current contacted me because he was so impressed with the *wiki* feel of the Texas Legisture Bill Blab that he asked if he could put up a shoutout in an up.....- 1/10/2007 10:21:51 AM
Patrick Rose (Texas House District 45) Sucks Up to Craddick (Audio of his second nomination of Crookick yesterday) (salon) Rose isn't my Texas congressman, but I truly enjoyed watching the documentary "Last Man Standing" a couple of years ago and thought he was a man of integrity. After hearing THIS (audio on Ca.....- 1/10/2007 10:01:41 AM
Texas Gas Well Drillers Exempt from Water Conservation Districts (Parker County) (salon) Without water, rancher Melvin Barnes said his registered Brangus Cattle operation would close. In the last 30 years, the water level in his well has dropped 30 feet, about a foot a year. “That tells m.....- 1/10/2007 12:02:58 AM
SMU-*Don't Worry, We Won't be Pro-Bush and Spread His Politics with the Bush Library* (salon) Boy. What does that say about a president when the place that is going to have his library has to run out and allay concerns that SMU Might Actually Have a Connection With the Library and imply that B.....- 1/9/2007 2:31:16 PM
On Using a Faraday Cage for RFID enabled cards versus Just Not Putting Certain Info in the First Place (salon) I laughed a month or so ago when I saw that Wired suggested the way to disable the RFID chip in your driver's licence, passport, credit card, store "preferred customer" card, etc .. is to us.....- 1/9/2007 11:25:02 AM
Two Fingerprints? No... Visitors to the US Will Have All 10 Fingers Scanned for FBI database (salon) Needless to say, the Brits aren't happy about this. Seems like the US is trying its best to discourage tourism, eh? Except for people who don't care if they're treated like potential criminals. I do w.....- 1/9/2007 9:59:28 AM
Another Example of Texas Eminent Domain Used to Take Land for a Bridge (salon) I was such an innocent before. I used to believe that a person's land was only taken for public uses, and then only for the purest of motives. That was before I read about gas pipelines going through .....- 1/9/2007 8:09:56 AM
How Did Gas Get into the School Water Well in Carthage, Texas? 3rd day Carthage High Schoolers Stay Home (salon) Part of pointing out that gas wells may provide income but also aren't problem-free. Note that in this article from the Longview News-Journal, even with the Texas Railroad Commision out looking at it,.....- 1/9/2007 12:47:12 AM
Preston Hollow Elementary School That Practiced Segregation Replaces Principal (Dallas, Texas) (salon) You remember.... the Pinkies-Up Rich Neighborhood that decided it would Be A Good Idea To Segregate the Whites From the Hispanics. That's the old Bush neighborhood.  Teresa Parker is now an administra.....- 1/9/2007 12:24:40 AM
Tarrant County Ninth in Gas Production- Gas Companies Courting Jacksboro Highway, Rosen Heights Residents (salon) I'm familiar with that neighborhood, which is north of I-30 off I-35W. Gas companies are trying to get a lot of families to band together to form one big lease, since the yards are usually pretty smal.....- 1/8/2007 10:58:15 PM
Since when is it ok to use an airstrike against a "suspect"? (joe) I thought when you were a suspect that you were either charged with a crime and arrested or let go. In the Bush world it appears that if he or the "government" beleive you are a suspect then.....- 1/8/2007 7:03:21 PM
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