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Huh? Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17, Texas) Says To Get Past BiPartisanship.. plus some other goofy things I don't agree with (salon) I can't figure out if the person at the Cleburne newspaper misquoted Edwards or if Edwards mispoke, but I have to believe he didn't mean this. Edwards vows to fight against bipartisanship in CongressA.....- 11/10/2006 1:00:31 PM
Republicans Scared to Run Another Candidate After Van Taylor's Defeat to Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17-Texas) (salon) I hadn't realized this was the FOURTH CONSECUTIVE DEFEAT for Republicans in this district who tried to run against Edwards (plus, as I always like to remind, this is Bush's district, at least where he.....- 11/10/2006 12:47:21 PM
Hico, Texas-Were Casing Tests NOT PERFORMED on the Salt Water Injection Well South of Town? (salon) Bill Gordon of Erath County said he was driving by the well and it looked deserted. I have been in contact with EPA Region 6 office in Dallas.  They have oversight for the RRC in complying with EPA an.....- 11/9/2006 6:42:07 PM
Test Trials Under Way in Dallas, Texas for RFID-Laced Cellphones-Used to Buy Crap at 7-11's (salon) RFID in your cellphone.Oh, no privacy issues THERE.Near Field Communication (NFC), the protocol developed by Mastercard for its PayPass payment systems, will be tested for six months. PayPass requires.....- 11/9/2006 10:11:19 AM
Democratic Texans That Will Become Subcommittee Chairs in the House and some Republican LOSERS (salon) First off, knew that Chet Edwards of our district (17) is most likely going to be on the House appropriations committee that deals with the military and veterans. But I've never seen THIS term before,.....- 11/9/2006 9:40:15 AM
Bechtel's Billions Down the Drain in Iraq- Iraqis See the End of Remaining Hopes to Reconstruct Iraq (salon) Pitiful. All that money FROM US... wasted.Bechtel, whose board members have close ties to the administration of US President George W Bush, announced last week that it was done with trying to operate .....- 11/9/2006 9:33:24 AM
TXU *Deregulation Is Your Pal* Rolling in the Dough- Income Rises to $1 BILLION smacks (salon) Yesterday we read that the CEO of TXU said that *Deregulation is the best option*.Well, yeah... For TXU!  (Wonder how much the TXU CEO gets per year?)TXU Corp., the largest Texas power producer, said .....- 11/9/2006 9:29:30 AM
Cowboys MUST release details of Arlington, Texas Stadium (salon) The Cowboys had used the Homeland Security Act as a dodge not to tell the PUBLIC, who funded the PRIVATE stadium, the details. That's changed, the AG told them to cough it up.  While Abbott said he ag.....- 11/9/2006 8:54:19 AM
Video of Bush In Slo-Mo- *You Think I'm Nuts?* (salon) I watched the Bush press conference yesterday and did a bit of clipping of some of my favorite bits that he said. But the topper was when David Gregory said something to him off-camera and Bush did a .....- 11/9/2006 7:57:15 AM
For THIS C-Span Watcher, having a Democratic Controlled House is going to be Fun! (salon) I've watched quite a bit of C-span in the last two years, especially House proceedings. I like listening to the House more than the Senate because the speeches are shorter and not so ponderous. But I'.....- 11/9/2006 7:49:00 AM
How Will Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17, Texas) position on the War In Iraq Play in new Democrat-controlled House? (salon) Chet Edwards will be chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Quality of Life and Veterans Affairs when the House starts up again this. Saw an article this morning, related to Rob.....- 11/9/2006 7:34:28 AM
Bush's Global Trade Agenda in Doubt Now that Dems Win-Maybe this will stop projects like Trans Texas Corridor (salon) or the North American Union. Article talks about how Bush has been working to dismantle trade barriers, but the states who have seen jobs shipped overseas aren't happy about it. Moody's Investors Serv.....- 11/8/2006 1:29:39 PM
TXU does a DogNPony to Justify High Costs- Says DeRegulation is Best Option (salon) If I were head of TXU and greedy and eager to make money off unwilling customers, I'd say that, too! TXU Corp. Chief Executive Officer John Wilder on Tuesday defended electricity deregulation in Texas.....- 11/8/2006 1:11:17 PM
Dead Candidate from Pearland, Texas... Wins Race (salon) Remember this? Well, she's dead.. but she won - with 60 percent of the vote. Republican state Rep. Glenda Dawson is dead, but she's not gone. She easily defeated her living Democratic opponent Tuesday.....- 11/8/2006 12:08:18 PM
Rumsfeld Resigns (joe) Remember this? Well, she's dead.. but she won - with 60 percent of the vote. Republican state Rep. Glenda Dawson is dead, but she's not gone. She easily defeated her living Democratic opponent Tuesday.....- 11/8/2006 12:04:06 PM
Re-elected Democrat Chet Edwards will be voting for Nancy Pelosi to be speaker (joe) In our county we helped Democrat Chet Edwards get re-elected by beating Republican Van Taylor in our county. I seem to recall a few years ago at a meeting (Chet met with some disgruntled dems to find .....- 11/8/2006 12:12:02 PM
The Moral Majority Has Spoken- Democrats Take Over the House and *May* Also Control the Senate (salon) Oh. Did you think I meant the old Moral Majority group of some 20 years ago? No. I'm talking about the REAL moral majority.The people of the United States who were tired of the Republican corruption a.....- 11/8/2006 11:00:02 AM
On Sid Miller (Texas House District 59)-and Comments in Stephenville paper guestbook (salon) I saw that a comment I had made in the Stephenville Empire-Tribune was posted in the guestbook and I've been considering Miller's win this morning, versus Ernie Casbeer. People have different reasons .....- 11/8/2006 10:49:47 AM
On Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17-Texas) and General Area Results -He's STILL representing Bush (salon) As noted on another post, I noticed that two counties actually had more votes for Van Taylor than Chet Edwards. The Cleburne Times Review, which is in Johnson County, comments:U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards, .....- 11/8/2006 8:59:03 AM
Chet Edwards Beat out Van "Trust Fund Baby" Taylor (US House District 17- Texas) (salon) From the Waco TribuneComplete returns for McLennan County and most returns for sprawling Congressional District 17 showed Edwards winning re-election to his ninth term, easily vanquishing Republican c.....- 11/8/2006 8:35:13 AM
IBM Comes up with a Privacy RFID Tag where the antenna can be clipped. (salon) Now THIS is a kick butt idea. The idea is to let retail, consumer goods and drug companies tap into the value of RFID while sidestepping privacy concerns. Consumers could remove the antennas once item.....- 11/8/2006 2:42:24 AM
Harris County, Texas Considering *Lexus Lanes* for the Westpark Toll Road (HERE WE GO! Put your Raincoat on (salon) because you're about to be soaked.) I read and wrote about this in early September after reading an article about Washington State. The idea is that, if a toll road is congested during rush hour, Voil.....- 11/8/2006 2:28:29 AM
Can't believe I'm still up (and will be) watching MSNBC for the races (salon) First laugh up- After hearing, day after day, about Republicans being threatened with having Pelosi WITH SUBPOENA POWER if Democrats won the House, it's yummy (with a spoon!) to see the Democratic Hou.....- 11/8/2006 1:54:04 AM
Somervell County (Texas) final numbers (salon) Agriculture Commissioner- Staples 1514  Gilbert 763  Woolam 71Railroad Commissioner- Jones 1401 Henry 837 Serrano 70State Senate, Dist 22 - Averitt 1738 Smart 398State House Rep District 59 - Miller 1.....- 11/7/2006 10:40:43 PM
Iraq War Roundup- 2837 US Military died since March 2003 (salon) Figure includes 7 military civilians.What About Poland? Polish Foreign Minister wants to know why American Diplomat wanted Polish Deputy Premier ... to be FIRED. Why? Because he wasn't a total cheerle.....- 11/7/2006 5:29:29 PM
Remember the documentary *Last Man Standing* about Patrick Rose and Rick Green (Dripping Springs, Texas) (salon) (In fact, one of the Chris's who works for Chet Edwards says he worked for Patrick Rose then and is in the movie). Anyway, if you watched it, you know how Rick Green looked oh-so-religious but was bea.....- 11/7/2006 4:47:13 PM
Cue Jeopardy Music-Would you rather live next to a Nuclear Power Plant or a Coal Fired Plant? (Texas) (salon) Since I already live in a county that has a nuclear power plant, and is attempting to get a SECOND one built here, the question is a little moot for me. And the article quoted here tries to make it so.....- 11/7/2006 9:37:21 AM
RFID- Your Cell Phone Used by Traffic Monitor Companies to Track Where You and Others are on the road (salon) Intrusive RFID News O Day. Atlanta's horrendous traffic has inspired two companies that are looking to monitor many more roads and highways than is done today and at a much lower cost. Their approach:.....- 11/7/2006 9:02:18 AM
Cornyn Says No Way Trans Texas Corridor Would be Completed in This Generation (salon) Makes me wonder what question he was asked at the invited-guests-only shindig he attended.On the proposed Trans-Texas Corridor, he said he saw no way it could be completed in the lifetime of the curre.....- 11/7/2006 8:07:10 AM
US House District 17 (Texas)- Van Taylor-*A Vote For Me is Two More Years of Republican Control*-Yeah, That's Why We Voted for Chet Edwards (salon) I did volunteer calldowns the last few days in the county and talked to a lot of people-ALL of whom are voting for Chet Edwards. I'm voting for Edwards EXACTLY because I hope the House will get a Demo.....- 11/7/2006 7:17:21 AM
Texas Senate Dist 22- Libertarian Smart's Jail Time Good Publicity-He's Going to SUE (salon) Not only did I vote for Smart last week against Kip "I Love Coal-Burning Plants and Trans Texas Corridor" Averitt, but the Clifton newspaper recommended him (No Democrats ran in that race). .....- 11/7/2006 7:04:48 AM
Troops are dying and where is their commander in chief? He is much too busy to hear their calls for help while he is campaigning for republicans. (joe) It really angers me when I think about the troops over in Iraq dying every single day...and every single day I have to hear Bush doing a stump speech on the campaign trail. Why isn't he in his office .....- 11/6/2006 8:23:32 PM
Sid Miller(Texas House District 59) and House Bill 45 (79-3) -on Taxation of Rail facilities (salon) Since I knew that "Cash and Carry" Miller had taken lobby money from Union Pacific in the halls of the Texas Lege, when I saw this bill he introduced, I wondered what it was all about and wh.....- 11/6/2006 9:02:06 PM
Carolyn Boyle of Texas Parent PAC has endorsed ERNIE CASBEER!! (Texas House District 59)-re: Vouchers (salon) This is quite an honor for Casbeer to have the Texas Parent Pac endorsement. Remember who Carolyn Boyle is? She's the one that organized grass roots efforts to beat Grusendorf's attempts at sneaking i.....- 11/6/2006 2:39:01 PM
More Proof that Saddam's Verdict was Timed for the Elections- Verdict Given out 4 Days Early (salon) Wrote about this the other day and reminder that here's video of Bush saying FOUR TIMES that Saddam did not cause 9/11 ... and that he had carefully never claimed he did. From today- the paperwork for.....- 11/6/2006 11:16:21 AM
If you need a reason to go vote in Somervell County... (joe) How about putting a teacher like Ernie Casbeer in the state legislature instead of a cash n carry man like Sid Miller currently is? Sid has done NOTHING for Somervell County, refuses to have his debat.....- 11/6/2006 10:40:34 AM
We heard they wanted Kerry to apologize...how about Rush? (joe) So I was thinking about how much the right came out against Kerry demanding he apologize but I don't recall one of these people even suggesting Rush should apologize to Michael J. Fox. What a bunch of.....- 11/6/2006 9:32:42 AM
NRCC (National Republican Congressional Committee) Annoying Voters with Repeated *Robocalls* (salon) I've gotten a few automated calls this political season, including one from an adjoining county that was trying to sell jewelry, and the best defense has been having the answering machine on... always.....- 11/6/2006 12:24:42 AM
Haggard, Republican Evangelical Preacher, Confesses to His Congregation-Guilty of Sexual Immorality (salon) Something smarmy must be about to come out about this guy. What gets me isn't that the man is gay but that he, as a representative of a Christian congregation, was lying about it all these years and b.....- 11/5/2006 11:36:52 AM
Early Voting numbers for Somervell County (Chair) Something smarmy must be about to come out about this guy. What gets me isn't that the man is gay but that he, as a representative of a Christian congregation, was lying about it all these years and b.....- 11/5/2006 10:37:01 AM
Tracking Students in a Gigantic Federal Database After Graduation- Tell People it's because of TAKS (salon) Here comes a back door PR strategy to get people to accept having all student records tracked in a federal database forever. Who's touting this? Margaret Spellings.  And today, I'm suspicious of an ar.....- 11/5/2006 10:37:34 AM
TCEQ- Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Made Rule Change-Easier For Coal Plants to get Permits (salon) Rick Perry got a big donation from TXU. Rick Perry fasttracked coal plants for TXU in Texas after. And now, this Galveston News article points out that TCEQ dropped a requirement that TXU and other co.....- 11/5/2006 10:22:16 AM
VIDEO- FOUR TIMES of Bush saying that Saddam not behind 9/11 (salon) I made this video compilation a while back that includes at least 4 times where Bush says that Saddam was not behind 9/11. Putting it in a post by itself since there's a Dog And Pony show today about .....- 11/5/2006 8:51:36 AM
Does anyone seriously believe that Saddam's Hussein's sentencing wasn't timed for the US election cycle? (salon) I just got done reading one of the best books yet about the Bush misadventure in Iraq, Frank Rich's "The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11". Rich presents the.....- 11/5/2006 8:41:03 AM
Grainy Pics on Poorly Performing Texas Border Cameras- But Timing has NOTHING to do with the Election? (salon) I\'m amused by this article that discusses how poor the images are on the border patrol cameras that allow people anywhere in the world to watch suspicious behavior. However, the Web si.....- 11/5/2006 7:56:29 AM
Clifton (Bosque County) Texas Newspaper Endorsements (salon) Because the Trans Texas Corridor's alternate route would come right down Highway 6 and take out Clifton, the Clifton Record thought heavily about candidate's positions from that perspective. Should Ri.....- 11/5/2006 7:43:01 AM
Van Taylor (Running for US House Dist 17, Texas) War Accounts Disputed by Fellow Marine (salon) Remember this from about a week or so ago, where Taylor angrily said that Chet Edwards was bringing out Marines to dispute his war record? And Edwards said, who had saluted Taylor's experience, called.....- 11/5/2006 7:27:04 AM
Betty Bowers on Reverend *I didn't snort that Meth* Haggard (salon) Remember this from about a week or so ago, where Taylor angrily said that Chet Edwards was bringing out Marines to dispute his war record? And Edwards said, who had saluted Taylor's experience, called.....- 11/4/2006 9:09:35 PM
Oops! Bush Okays Putting Nuclear Weapon Plans on the Internet- We Can Stop Saying Republicans Are Tough on Terror Now (salon) It's really not amusing that Bush is such a moronic jackass that he would override his own Director of National Intelligence, John Negroponte, and decide to post, not just some general information abo.....- 11/4/2006 1:22:25 PM
Homeland Security In Action- Get Permission To Go out of Country AND Have your Data Kept up to 40 years (salon) Ugh. You thought because you have a passport (and don't forget, passports that have have your fingerprints, an RFID chip and probably have scanned your eyeballs!) that you'd be able, as a citizen of t.....- 11/4/2006 1:09:05 PM
Enron (Texas) Scandal- If Fastow Claims Drug Rehab- it will CUT HIS JAIL TIME (salon) So he might end up only spending 4 years in jail... INSTEAD OF TEN.And guess what, violent offenders don't get to have that treatment. Must be Just for the Special White Collar Corporate Criminals.Whe.....- 11/4/2006 12:06:28 PM
RFID in Dust Networks- Imagine not having to have RFID readers (salon) Although this article shows that the technology is not advanced enough to be practical, on a small scale the idea of it would change how RFID works, AND how easy it would be to track YOU 24x7 at any g.....- 11/4/2006 11:53:55 AM
Re-Using Gas Well Water After Fracking- Fountain Quail Takes Flowback and turns it into Usable Water (salon) Good to see this technology since gas well fracking uses an ungodly amount of water."If we can recover 85% of the flowback water, on a 100 gallon example that's 85 gallons that doesn't have to co.....- 11/4/2006 11:40:46 AM
Following the Money- Trans Texas Corridor-Donors with Stake Give Rick Perry $1.2 MILLION Dollars (salon) Charles Lawrence has donated nearly a quarter of a million dollars to Gov. Rick Perry over the past six years, by far the largest amount of anyone with a vested interest in the governor's controversia.....- 11/4/2006 11:29:27 AM
American Trucking Associations Opposes Privatizing Road for Tolls (So I'm sure they'd be against Trans Texas Corridor) (salon) Gee. Wasn't this supposed to be FOR trucks, as part of the NAFTA Superhighway?Leasing toll roads, bridges and tunnels to private businesses to fund highway infrastructure projects is a bad idea, says .....- 11/4/2006 11:23:36 AM
TXU, Broadband Internet and the Struggle Between AT&T and Current Communications Group (salon) Pretty interesting, and the following highlights an issue I think everyone should pay attention to. What happens when you have a big huge honking company that wants to have a monopoly on broadband int.....- 11/4/2006 11:20:31 AM
Ooops! After ATMOS Energy (Texas) was CAUGHT, they removed more than 33,500 in lavish expensive (salon) Atmos wants a rake hike but when it came out in the news that they were padding the REASON for the rate hike $33,500 in perks for the bigwigs in the company, it must not have seemed so plausible. So A.....- 11/4/2006 11:08:03 AM
Microsoft Getting into the Texas Energy Business (salon) Proves that, after deregulation takes effect pretty soon (IN OTHER WORDS, ENERGY COMPANIES CAN CHARGE YOU WHAT THEY WANT AND THE PUC WON'T REGULATE THE PRICES), that there must be money to be made.The.....- 11/4/2006 11:03:55 AM
Gary Marks of Glen Rose Medical Center (A Republican) Endorses Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17, Texas) (salon) Got a letter in the mail this morning from Gary Marks, which reads, in part..I am a Republican and I believe that what is best for Somervell County is far more important than partisan politics. That i.....- 11/4/2006 10:42:39 AM
Pipelines-What happens when a PRIVATE company condemns your land for a gas pipeline? (salon) I've commented on this before-the idea that a purely-for-profit company would be able to come in and condemn your land in order to put a gas pipeline through it, just because you don't happen to eithe.....- 11/4/2006 9:34:25 AM
Chet Edwards (Us House District 17) Gets Cowboy Statue in Cleburne (Johnson County, Texas) (salon) About 35 county residents braved chilly weather Wednesday to attend the unveiling of a silhouette modeled after U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco, at the Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum. His father’s illne.....- 11/4/2006 9:29:54 AM
Chet Edwards (US House District 17, Texas) Father is Doing Better after critical episode (salon) Chet's father was in intensive care last week and he had to cancel a debate between him and Van Taylor. His father is doing much better now, and again, kudos to Edwards for his priorities.The family m.....- 11/4/2006 9:23:05 AM
Underhanded Republican Attempted Trick O Day- Texas Representative on Campaign Mailer.. is DEAD (salon) If it wasn't such a dirty trick, I'd be laughing my head off. Seems that Representative Glenda Dawson of Pearland, Texas died in September. So why is the Dawson campaign sending out the flyers?Dawson'.....- 11/3/2006 5:35:09 PM
Trans Texas Corridor Cheerleader Ray Perryman Tries to Tell People How Great TTC is (salon) What happens when you take a pro-trade, pro-business consulting group and pay it to do reports? You get a group, The Perryman Group, that has consistently touted the TTC for years. I got to wondering .....- 11/4/2006 9:18:01 AM
Global Biometric ID Database Being Tested in America and Britain (salon) Don't you just LOVE the idea of your information being kept, not JUST in some huge friggin' database in the United States but in a GLOBAL database that spans other countries? No? And gee, Canada's nex.....- 11/3/2006 3:39:10 PM
Indiana's Version of the Trans Texas Corridor Fixing To Toll at End of Month-Big Brawls Ahead (salon) Washington Post has an article about what Indiana decided to do by turning over the Indiana Toll Road to a FOREIGN company to run for the next 75 years (Remind you of what the Trans Texas Corridor is .....- 11/3/2006 3:31:09 PM
More on National Animal Identification System (NAIS) and Sid Miller (Texas House District 59) (salon) from the Texas Legislature website, Agriculture committee. (Note that Sid Miller was vice-chairman of the committee, his name and signature are on page 2 of this report, dated November 24, 2004 and RE.....- 11/3/2006 1:47:03 PM
Sid Miller (Texas House District 59) VOTED for the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) -Bill HB 1361 (salon) I already said that he did that, but I just saw something where he says that he didn't! I can't imagine why he doesn't think people are smart enough to go to the Texas Legislature website and LOOK UP .....- 11/3/2006 12:57:01 PM
Sid Miller (Texas House District 59) Lies Again About School Vouchers and NAIS (salon) I saw this in the Stephenville paper where the discussion was about where all of Miller and Casbeer's money comes from. I already knew that the single largest contributor, in Miller's last filing, was.....- 11/3/2006 12:31:33 PM
Since Erath Excels, Sid Miller's Wife's Charter School, has an Unacceptable Rating (Erath County, Texas) (salon) and also got one last year in 2005, why is Erath Excels charter school still operating? I'm sure they must have notified the local community about these ratings and according to the TEA, when a school.....- 11/3/2006 12:34:28 PM
What'd I say the other day about Bush Going on the Stump for Crooks or Desperate Women? (salon) It's really a little weird, isn't it, that the fairly decent Republicans who care about winning elections do not WANT Bush come stump for them, while the ethically challenged or desperate do. Here's a.....- 11/3/2006 8:58:35 AM
If Sid Miller is Against Programs Such as School Vouchers, NAIS and TTC, Why Are They All Now Law In Texas? (salon) From the Stephenville PaperRecently, Sid Miller has been telling people he is one among the top ten percent of leaders in the Texas House of Representatives. He has also told people (1) he opposes sch.....- 11/3/2006 8:32:35 AM
Worried About Water website from Dublin, Texas (Erath and Comanche Counties) (salon) Saw an article about the worriedaboutwater.com website in the Stephenville paper this morning. Elaine Smith isn’t on the agenda for today’s meeting of the Middle Trinity Groundwater Conservation Distr.....- 11/3/2006 8:28:23 AM
About the MTGCD in Erath and Comanche Counties, Texas and Hemphill Salt Water Disposal Wall Monitoring (salon) From Bill GordonLast month, the Middle Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (MTGCD) directors voted on adopting the Hemphill Salt Water Disposal Well (SWDW) water quality monitoring program desig.....- 11/3/2006 7:16:57 AM
The Texas School Voucher Bill that was defeated on May 23, 2005- SB 422- Transcripts and Audio (salon) I thought it would be interesting to go back and just see how people voted from the actual Texas House Record.  (Here's Texas Observer's take for that day)AUDIO (Mp3s) of the CSB 422 below, chunked (S.....- 11/2/2006 11:38:02 PM
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