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Intrusive RFID News O Day- More Tracking You, the Tagged Passenger, in the Airport (salon) I talked about this a bit ago, where the UK was looking for guinea pigs to have their movements tracked. I thought, huh. Now WHY would anyone want to VOLUNTEER to do that? Looks like it won't be volun.....- 10/13/2006 3:21:07 PM
Parker County, Texas Requests a TXDOT Public Meeting about TTC-35 (on the Doughnut) (salon) Good for them! Seems that once the last round of documents came out about just where that ring around DFW that the North Texas Council of Governments wanted (and Cintra approved) was going, it seemed .....- 10/13/2006 2:49:43 PM
Texas- Perry On Board with Propagandizing Seniors Out of their money-the *Own Your Future* Tour (salon) The title of this article was "Texans Join Health-Care Planning Campaign"-I, naturally, wondered what it was and whether it was costing us money. Appears, however, to be repackaged swill und.....- 10/13/2006 2:22:43 PM
Ernie Casbeer (Texas District 59) Gets His Money from the District-Not So with Sid Miller (salon) Funny. Sid Miller only had 12 individual contributors. from Nancy YatesOn October 10, 2006, Ernie Casbeer and Sid Miller, the candidates for State Representative District 59, filed their campaign cont.....- 10/13/2006 12:25:24 PM
Van Taylor (Greenie Boy Wannabe from US District 17) Didn't Just Pop Up From Under a Cabbage Leaf (salon) Pretty interesting connections for a man that, besides being clueless, seemingly came out of nowhere. We are to believe that he just decided, on his own, to go move to District 17. Baloney! I was alre.....- 10/13/2006 11:50:06 AM
Laughing at the Star-Telegram's *Pat On the Head* for Van Taylor (District 17 Wannabe) (salon) And here I thought it was just me that believed Taylor is a one-trick pony that only knows how to parrot Republican Talking Points on the War on Terror (THEY'RE COMING TO THE UNITED STATES... TO KILL .....- 10/12/2006 9:46:24 PM
Update on Chris Bell Being Misquoted by some Trans Texas Corridor groups (salon) who happen, I"M SURE BY COINCIDENCE, to support CKS. (Here's what I wrote earlier today when I got emails circulated about this)  Chris now has an entry on the website CHRIS BELL 100 PERCENT AGAI.....- 10/12/2006 9:36:02 PM
No More *Piney Woods* -Not if Marketing in East Texas has its way (salon) Here's a question. Do East Texans want the kind of people to go there who would be offended by folksy, homey "Piney Woods"? Sheesh.Deep East Texas officials tore a page out of the Central Te.....- 10/12/2006 2:44:56 PM
Census Information STOLEN in Texas (Central Texas) (salon) My brother told me some months back that he was asked to participate, not by choice, in a census project that was asking questions he thought were none of the government's business. (He refused to do .....- 10/12/2006 2:38:34 PM
More on David Van Os for Texas Attorney General- Who'd YOU rather have? (salon) Just looking at a couple of things. First, the Family Farmer Committee of Sweetwater endorses David Van Os. "Rural Texans have been pushed to the bottom of the ladder for way too long. Government.....- 10/12/2006 2:22:52 PM
Greg Abbott's Millions- Texas Needs an ETHICAL Attorney General, David Van Os (salon) From Bill Gordon (who is a Republican, FYI), who passed on this link from Texans for Public Justice, about just WHO contributes to the AG campaign.The "Texan's for Public Justice" report bel.....- 10/12/2006 2:11:04 PM
Windmill Farm in Erath County, Texas - by Clipper Windpower (salon) Pretty exciting. We all know how it blows around here, and I think I read recently that Texas was the top wind generating electric state in the country. Supposed to be done by April 30,  2007Now here'.....- 10/12/2006 2:00:41 PM
Denton County, Texas and Gas Wells-Where the Heck are the Pipelines? (salon) Up in Denton County where I used to live, the local officials are pondering the fact that they don't know where all the gas well lines are. I'm sure it must be the same way here in Somervell County, e.....- 10/12/2006 1:51:54 PM
Chris Bell's Position on Trans Texas Corridor being Misquoted by some TTC groups (salon) I know I'm not the only person who isn't voting for Carole Keeton Strayhorn but is against the Trans Texas Corridor. Because the TTC issue is so important to me, one of the main criteria I've used in .....- 10/12/2006 1:22:11 PM
Amusing! National Poll had Chet Edwards (US District 17) as a Republican and Van Taylor as a Democrat (salon) The title of the Waco Trib article is "Edwards a Republican? Nope, just a poll mixup"Here's what I found funny.Taylor backer Bill Whitten, 72, of Granbury, picked Edwards on the Sunday eveni.....- 10/12/2006 12:18:56 PM
Political Lines Blurred in District 17? (Crawford, Texas) (salon) I loathe this type of article which, first of all, misrepresents my county, which is about evenly split between Democrats and Republicans. Now, it's possible that other counties in the district are no.....- 10/11/2006 6:30:20 PM
Eminent Domain Used for a Private Gas Company, Enbridge, Processing Plant (Parker County) Texas? (salon) I read and spoke about Billy Mitchell before- He was forced into a settlement for the benefit of gas companies who needed to build a pipeline through part of his property, and despite the fact of bein.....- 10/11/2006 6:01:34 PM
Chet Edwards and Van Taylor to Debate in Cleburne (Johnson County) Texas This Upcoming Sunday (salon) Nominees in the 2006 race for U.S. representative will answer questions Sunday in a debate hosted by the League of Women Voters, Cleburne Area Business and Professional Women and the Times-Review. In .....- 10/11/2006 5:47:03 PM
Oops! Van Taylor's Attempted Smear Against Chet Edwards failed (salon) On that claim of Taylor's that Edwards owed 6000 smacks in taxes and penalities from Allied Seafood, where he had been 20 years before. The accusation took Edwards by surprise, probably because Taylor.....- 10/11/2006 4:58:58 PM
Another article about the Army Lowering Its Standards to Meet Recruiting Goals (salon) Wrote about this last week - Now here's another reason why-Army lets in people under new, lower, aptitude standards. The U.S. Army recruited more than 2,600 soldiers under new lower aptitude standards.....- 10/10/2006 12:26:04 AM
Immigration, The Secure Fence Act, Bush the Liar and Chet Edwards (salon) Remember when John Cornyn was chuckling about this the other day and how the border fence was just *symbolic*? Well, he wasn't kidding. The signing ceremony Bush held last week was actually for some H.....- 10/9/2006 6:31:42 PM
Gas Well Drilling in Texas and Real Estate Debate (Barnett Shale) (salon) Learned something new- a homeowner does not have to disclose if he or she knows about gas leases or rigs going up on properties nearby. State law doesn’t require that a seller disclose drilling or lea.....- 10/9/2006 1:00:57 PM
On RFID in Your Livestock and Poultry-Interesting Site -NONAIS (salon) What's the issue here? The USDA and other governmental agencies should have NO JURISDICTION over small farms, homesteads and pet owners. The USDA is claiming that farmers are voluntarily signing up fo.....- 10/9/2006 12:14:18 PM
A Cornucopia of Articles or Blog Listings about Sid Miller (Texas District 59) and Ernie Casbeer (salon) Sid Miller and C Students on the Road - (Have to point out how ironic this is, when his wife's charter school has an unacceptable rating- guess no teenager that goes to THAT school would be able to dr.....- 10/9/2006 12:08:14 PM
On North Korea - *War is Coming to US Soil* (salon) Surely it's not a surprise to anyone that one of the countries that somehow was treated differently by the Bush administration (aside from including it in the Axis of Evil) has now tested a nuclear we.....- 10/9/2006 11:27:54 AM
Venezuela Demands Release of Posada Terrorist From United States (salon) Posada is a terrorist. And the United States continues to harbor him. At a news conference, Mr Maduro said that for the first time in history, US justice officials had publicly recognised that Mr Posa.....- 10/9/2006 10:53:57 AM
Trans Texas Corridor (TTC) -Cintra Zachry only paying for THIRTY PERCENT of its projects (salon) Do you recall how we were told that one big reason for contracting with Cintra to turn out highways into toll roads was because Cintra was the one coughing up the money? Not so, if they are only payin.....- 10/9/2006 10:32:55 AM
Are there more Trans Texas Corridor documents to be released? (salon) I had thought the document dump within the last week or so from Cintra Zachry/TTC included the secret-secret documents that Cintra doesn't want the public to know about. Article in the Clifton Record .....- 10/9/2006 10:30:34 AM
State of Texas Spends $3.5 Million for TTC-35 Master Development Plan- Updated Next Year for MORE Cost (salon) You're a taxpayer? Don't live in the TTC-35 route? Well, you're paying millions of bucks for the Cintra Zachry plan anyway. Last week, Cintra Zachry, the state’s private-sector partner in the 370-mile.....- 10/9/2006 10:28:13 AM
Texas District 59- Ernie Casbeer and Sid Miller on Education Issues (salon) I really like Ernie's stance on TAKS testing-he speaks with authority since he's himself a teacher.Sid Miller wants to replace textbooks with laptops-pfffttt! The article doesn't say so but I heard Er.....- 10/9/2006 10:20:47 AM
Texas District 59-Sid Miller and Ernie Casbeer on Immigration Issues and Cindy Sheehan (salon) Ernie Casbeer, the man looking to oust Sid Miller from House District 59, wants to make one thing clear: When it comes illegal immigration and border control, Casbeer said not all immigrants are illeg.....- 10/9/2006 10:10:47 AM
MTGCD (Erath County, Texas) Won't Approve a Water-Quality Monitoring Program (salon) and Bill Gordon blasts them for it. “In the four years they have been opposing oil and gas waste disposal wells in Hemphill County, they now have 26 successful agreements (contracts) with oil and gas .....- 10/9/2006 10:06:36 AM
A Few Chet Edwards-Van Taylor Debate Notes (salon) First, from Bryan-College Station  (Plus, here's Video of the debate)U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards renewed his call to halt all negative campaigning while Van Taylor brought up new allegations concerning a 2.....- 10/8/2006 9:58:39 PM
Comanche Peak- A Nuclear Power Plant by another name would be a Steam Electric Station (Glen Rose, Texas) (salon) Saw this in the mail yesterday and didn't know what the "Steam Electric Station" was making its way into our area and had been running for so many years until I realized TXU IS referring to .....- 10/7/2006 11:16:33 AM
Middle Trinity Groundwater Conservation District And Rough Creek Lodge (Glen Rose, TX) (salon) MTGCD is going to hire a hydrologist to determine how much groundwater is available under Erath and Comanche counties. They are NOT, however, going to stop issuing permits to pump until after the stud.....- 10/7/2006 11:03:05 AM
The Texas Rick Perry Smoke Stack Love World Tour (salon) I KNEW when I saw the pic in this article, the protesters were gonna be from Midlothian!So outside Friday's gubernatorial debate, Midlothian-based environmental advocacy group Downwinders at Risk para.....- 10/7/2006 6:55:08 AM
Video Bits from Texas Governor's Debate Tonight- My Faves (salon) First off, I didn't necessarily have a bad impression of Kinky Friedman.... before tonight. Sheesh. He might be a good comic, but he is not governor material. C'mon- WHO in their right mind would tell.....- 10/6/2006 11:09:10 PM
Dinosaur Valley State Park (Glen Rose, Texas) To Get Oil and Gas Leases? (salon) Saw this in the Glen Rose Reporter, but WHY does the meeting to talk about WHETHER Dinosaur Valley State Park gets a gas lease on it have to be in AUSTIN, which is almost 3 hours of a drive away? On N.....- 10/6/2006 12:48:56 PM
Friends of the Brazos River Fundraiser (salon) Saw this in the Glen Rose Reporter, but WHY does the meeting to talk about WHETHER Dinosaur Valley State Park gets a gas lease on it have to be in AUSTIN, which is almost 3 hours of a drive away? On N.....- 10/6/2006 12:36:26 PM
The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight... and Couldn't Manage This Country (salon) Saw this in the Glen Rose Reporter, but WHY does the meeting to talk about WHETHER Dinosaur Valley State Park gets a gas lease on it have to be in AUSTIN, which is almost 3 hours of a drive away? On N.....- 10/6/2006 9:53:58 AM
42 Texans Killed in the Iraq War in 2006 (salon) from the Waco Tribune (233 Texans have died since the start of the war)Oct. 4: Marine Cpl. Benjamin S. Rosales, 20, of Houston, died while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He w.....- 10/6/2006 9:50:49 AM
Chet Edwards (District 17- Texas) Wearing HIs Bullet-Proof Vest (salon) I was amused at this article from the Cleburne Times-Review about Van Taylor being presented a wooden decoy duck from the National Republican Congressional Committee... Who presented the duck to Taylo.....- 10/6/2006 9:32:49 AM
Texas Governor's Debate Tomorrow Night (Friday) at 7:00 on WFAA Channel 8 (salon) As mentioned at the Meet The Candidates rally, here's the first debate of importance that is a Must-Watch. Our governor candidate is Chris Bell. Don't Forget - 7:00 Channel 8. Belo Corp. announced tha.....- 10/5/2006 10:46:13 PM
Video and notes from the Somervell County Democrats *Meet the Candidates* Rally (salon) The Meet the Candidates rally featured not only good Democrats getting together in a party situation, but great candidates. Here are the candidates in our area: County Judge - Walter Maynard County/Di.....- 10/5/2006 10:38:15 PM
Schwarzenegger Vetoes the RFID Privacy Act that was on his desk (salon) PFFTTTT to him. Background. Legislative proposals to regulate government use of RFID technology in California have been vetoed by state governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.The Identity Information Protecti.....- 10/5/2006 6:08:34 PM
On the Governor's Race, Kinky Friedman and Somervell County, Texas (salon) I wasn't going to talk about this too much because, except for despising Rick Perry and wanting to see him out, I haven't been too concerned with how other people might vote-I mean, if you're Democrat.....- 10/5/2006 6:55:43 AM
Bush Allowed to Continue to Spy on Americans While Case on Appeal (salon) A Judge a couple of weeks ago ruled against Bush's spying on Americans, but, because the Bush administration is appealling the case, is allowing Bush to continue to spy on Americans in the meantime. U.....- 10/5/2006 6:42:40 AM
Two Groups to Sue TXU over Coal-Burning Plants (salon) A reminder first that Kip Averitt is Just Fine With Pollution. Others are not and want to see clear air standards enforced. Here's the best comment from this article in the Waco Trib about it.Dallas l.....- 10/5/2006 6:29:50 AM
Van Taylor of West, Texas and The Mark Foley (Republican) Prey-On-Children Scandal (salon) Ah! Election Time! I've seen plenty of Van Taylor and Chet Edwards signs all over the place. But this is ONE picture I'll bet Van Taylor will be sorry for people to see by next week when, all the pund.....- 10/5/2006 6:19:17 AM
Next Up- Companies using RFID to track your every movement within the premises (salon) Ugh. I hope everyone understands that RFID is big business and only set to get bigger and more intrusive in the future unless we work, now, to figure out how we want to use it, how to disable it and p.....- 10/5/2006 5:39:08 AM
RFID- No More Sponges Left in YOU During an Operation (salon) Another interesting piece of RFID news, in this case I kind of like it- the operating room personnel would pass a wand over your knocked out body to make sure they didn't leave some tool inside before.....- 10/4/2006 11:12:23 PM
Using RFID to Track You and Market to you When You Play Golf for Entertainment (salon) Ah, The good old days of going out to a golf range and hitting a few balls, maybe losing some in the woods. Gone... now you and your balls  (golf balls, that is) are tagged via RFID and tracked. TopGo.....- 10/4/2006 11:08:43 PM
Huh??? John Cornyn Says *Forget the Border Fence, It was Only A Symbolic Gesture, Anyway* (salon) I'm against the border fence and thought it was a colossally stupid waste of money, among other things. But Ole John Cornyn was sure all for it, except he and KBH didn't like it that they couldn't spe.....- 10/4/2006 10:55:11 PM
DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN THIS NEXT ELECTION IS OCTOBER 10th (salon) This election is SO important to vote out the crooks! Especially Perry. You have until Tuesday to register. You can go down to the Somervell County annex and register. PLEASE go do it!  To be eligible.....- 10/4/2006 10:47:46 PM
Boyd Waggoner (Erath County, TX) Suggests Carveout of Erath County from Middle Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (salon) Good! Boyd Waggoner took the issues to the City of Stephenville   BackgroundBoyd Waggoner isn't shutting up.Mere days after being removed as chairman of the Middle Trinity Groundwater Conservation Dis.....- 10/4/2006 10:43:14 PM
The *Dirt* Rally about Trans Texas Corridor (salon) I mentioned a bit ago that Carole Keeton Strayhorn's campaign has been attempting to make the Trans Texas Corridor THEIR issue, rather than a Texas issue. I think this is a mistake, because Democrats,.....- 10/4/2006 10:33:59 PM
Texas Supreme Court Nominee Bill Moody Says Zachry May be Using Political Contributions To Win Court Favor (salon) for Trans Texas Corridor. What's interesting about this article is it says there WILL BE AN EMINENT DOMAIN LAWSUIT. “My opponent and other members of the Supreme Court have taken sizable contributions.....- 10/4/2006 10:29:24 PM
VIDEO- Perry Boondoggle- Trans Texas Corridor (salon) for Trans Texas Corridor. What's interesting about this article is it says there WILL BE AN EMINENT DOMAIN LAWSUIT. “My opponent and other members of the Supreme Court have taken sizable contributions.....- 10/4/2006 9:59:37 PM
Texas Water Plan- COMMENTS UNTIL FRIDAY, OCTOBER SIXTH- TIME RUNNING OUT (salon) On that new Texas Water Plan-First, from the Sierra ClubDraft State Water Plan Falls Short The draft 2007 State Water Plan has been released and is now available for public comments. Please take advan.....- 10/4/2006 9:57:20 PM
Congress has now barred permanent military bases from Iraq (salon) This is good news!Congress has now barred the United States from building permanent military bases in Iraq.  The House approved this provision when it adopted the fiscal year 2007 Defense Appropriatio.....- 10/4/2006 9:37:54 PM
Water News for Somervell County, Texas-Middle Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (salon) Been busy the last few days with the Meet the Candidates rally; have a whole bunch of water news to post. First up, from Bill Gordon: There will be a meeting of the Middle Trinity Groundwater Conserva.....- 10/4/2006 9:36:23 PM
Bill Clinton's Sexual Lies Versus Mark Foley's Pedophilia With Boys (salon) I'm with TalkingPointsMemo, that we need a flowchart to keep up with all the denials, and backtracking, and contradictions. One thing is clear. The Republican leadership, both Dennis Hastert, and John.....- 10/1/2006 10:51:32 AM
Mary *Federal Highways Into Toll Roads* Peters Confirmed by Senate today (salon) Look out. That *innovative thinking* means the privatizing of federal highways.Her biggest challenges will be reducing highway, airport and seaport congestion. The administration in May announced a st.....- 9/30/2006 8:51:20 AM
Best Two House Speeches Today- Obey and Hoyer (salon) I've been listening to Cspan the last 3 days because I consider what is happening is a major faultline to our democracy, and I've been clipping some bits which are here. I want to highlight two videos.....- 9/29/2006 6:41:18 PM
Barbara Radnofsky, Unlike Kay Bailey Hutchison is AGAINST TORTURE (salon) Radnofsky refers to Senate Bill S3930Radnofsky: “The Senate majority and my opponent wrongly and massively changed American history by permitting coerced confessions, torture, and convictions based on.....- 9/29/2006 2:51:13 PM
Chet Edwards Votes with the Republicans on the Senate Military Commissions Act Bill S3930 (salon) Roll Call. 250-170. 162 Democrats voted AGAINST this, with 32 for (Chet Edwards being one of those). This was the version the Senate voted on yesterday and it had to go back to pass the House. Chet vo.....- 9/29/2006 2:47:10 PM
Why we MUST Elect David Van Os as Attorney General-Reading the Trans Texas Corridor Documents (salon) From the Master Development Plan- Chapter 11, p 411.2.4 Eminent Domain-Condemnation Process (if necessary)The TxDOT portion of the actual eminent domain process is under the control of the Texas Attor.....- 9/29/2006 2:32:07 PM
Trans Texas Corridor Document Dump- Comments Part 2 from Chapter 3-1 (salon) Couldn't stand to look at the map any more and try to figure out whose property and towns are going to be wiped out, but back to text of documentMaster Development Plan Chapter 3-1p 22- Toll ratesInit.....- 9/29/2006 2:25:39 PM
Trans Texas Corridor-Starting to Slog Through the TxDot 87 page Master Document (salon) Here's the site to look at it all.  Then, Eye on Williamson County references the toll COSTS of the boondoggle as well as how a non-toll highway could be financed.All Right. I'll be doing more than on.....- 9/29/2006 1:56:14 PM
Cleburne (Texas) Looking to Revise Gas-Well Ordinances (salon) I'm glad to see that the City of Cleburne is considering revisions to city ordinance regarding gas and oil wells- I don't know at this point what the City of Glen Rose has done along this line, but I .....- 9/29/2006 12:27:59 PM
Did Cintra/TXDot Release the TTC plans because of the lawsuit coming up in October? (salon) Before I start looking at this plan in detail, it occurs to me that there is fixing to be a lot of negative publicity about what Cintra is doing, should the lawsuit go forward on October 10th. Since s.....- 9/29/2006 12:25:08 PM
Why would ANY Democrat ally themselves with the Republican Party of Torture-Military Commissions Bill (salon) I have to bring this up one more time, because I just read McBlogger's "TRAITORS" post. about the military commission bill.Every Republican and Democrat who voted for this is a traitor who v.....- 9/29/2006 11:07:17 AM
Decision-Voting To Create a Democratic Majority Rather than Being For a Candidate (salon) I continue to be disturbed about Chet Edwards recent votes, most particularly the one where he voted with the Party of Torture Republicans on the military detainees bill, and secondarily, on the warra.....- 9/29/2006 10:13:40 AM
Hewlett Packard Pretext Scandal-HP Used Tracking Devices in Email to Spy (salon) In the House hearing this morning about HP using *pretexts* to gain information about other people's telephone records, illegally, it was highly amusing to watch Republicans, in particular, posturing .....- 9/29/2006 1:42:57 AM
Dubai Ports World STILL OWNS UNITED STATES PORTS (salon) Uh, it's been six months... Where's the Republican outrage? Oh, I forgot, they're SO CONCERNED ABOUT TERRORISM that they're not on top of this issue... or maybe they hope people have forgotten.Six mon.....- 9/29/2006 12:21:58 AM
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