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VIDEO Short from Local DFW News about Eagle Mountain Lake Park, Texas (salon) I was curious to see how local news would treat the news that Perry, who not only was (and is) trying to sell off state park land, but also was actively behind trying to sell off Eagle Mountain Lake, .....- 9/14/2006 1:17:13 PM
This would be funny if Wynne Wasn't a Wacko-Testing Microwave Weapons on Americans (salon) Oh, yeah. Sure. I definitely think that we need to let the military turn microwave devices against us FIRST before, God forbid, they do it on enemies somewhere else. Those enemies might get injured an.....- 9/13/2006 1:50:56 PM
The High School Band Clarinet Playing Terrorist Will GET YOU!!! Tale of Houston Texans Football (salon) I can't be one of only a few people in the world that think that getting frisked if you go anywhere in public anymore is not, uh, conducive to having a good time, and uh, when it comes to young high s.....- 9/13/2006 1:32:48 PM
Tale of Two Phone-Tapping Stalkers (salon) Read just now about a judge who rejected the plea-deal of a man who crawled up under his ex-girlfriend's house to plant a listening device. The man was charged with burglary and unlawful interception .....- 9/13/2006 12:54:54 PM
Eagle Mountain Lake WILL be Parkland and Perry the Destroyer Will Try to Take Credit Today (salon) I guess I'll have to watch the local news tonight to see Perry's Big Ole Head of Hair trying to take credit for the reversal of his attempt to SELL OFF parkland. Wonder if the DFW news will call out h.....- 9/13/2006 12:32:03 PM
Selling off Water Rights as North Texas Prepares for what may be a 20 year Drought (salon) Must be *Water Week*. Between writing about gas wells and injection wells using water at a fast clip and poisoning waters with the waste, and worrying about water tables from, say, the Paluxy, droppin.....- 9/13/2006 12:05:58 PM
Cleburne Times Review on the Democratic Rally in Johnson County this last weekend (salon) Good turnout, about 120 people, with Chris Bell and Barbara Radnofsky attending. I particularly liked reading comments from the keynote speaker, Dr. Brett Younger of Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Wo.....- 9/13/2006 11:56:03 AM
More on the 17 extra cents to pay in gasoline tax versus toll road in Central Texas (salon) I list this issue because, in general, these are the same types of arguments that are made with Trans Texas Corridor and other toll roads that, as a matter of Texas Legislature policy, are being rolle.....- 9/13/2006 6:49:34 AM
Mineral Wells (Parker County) Texas and Flawed Gas Injection Waste Well Permit (salon) Saw this via Bill Gordon's No Taxpayer Left Behind (Erath County) -The Mineral Wells city personnel were not notified, as they were supposed to have been, about a gas injection well going into city li.....- 9/13/2006 6:29:41 AM
Now the Dallas Cowboys Won't Release Details of the PUBLICLY FUNDED Stadium in Arlington (salon) Citing the Texas Homeland Security Act as their excuse. Unreal. Both the Trans Texas Corridor and the Stadium in Arlington have items in common. Eminent domain used to take people's property for a PRI.....- 9/12/2006 8:46:23 PM
Cintra wants to do Toll Roads for Trucks in Atlanta, Georgia now (salon) Here's how it started. Goldman-Sachs pitched a toll road for trucks in Atlanta on I-285. I don't know how far this project has gone, what people in Atlanta think about it, etc. But now Cintra wants to.....- 9/12/2006 8:27:20 PM
Trans Texas Corridor Water Pipeline Connection? (salon) My friend Susan wrote this earlier today.In a conversation yesterday with the head of our local Hays-Trinity groundwater board, I learned of a new dimension in the widening spiral of interconnectednes.....- 9/12/2006 6:11:27 PM
VIDEO-About Gas Injection Wells- Contaminated Water- Texas RailRoad Commission in Hico, Texas-Part 1 (salon) on Sept 11 2006. Background I've broken this out into selected segments (except for the Audio/MP3, which is the entire meeting and will be on another post -I'm tuckered out right now:)RRC talks about .....- 9/12/2006 3:54:54 PM
WHY it matters that you vote for Hank Gilbert instead of Todd Staples (salon) Honestly, I didn't know who the heck Todd Staples was before about 4 months ago, that he was agriculture commisioner or that he in any way affected my life. That was before I found out that heLives in.....- 9/12/2006 3:25:46 PM
Texas Railroad Commission- What Happens When your Water is Contaminated Through a Gas Injection Well? (salon) IF YOU CARE ABOUT CLEAN WATER IN TEXAS, YOU MUST READ THIS. I've been making video clips of the meeting at Hico I attended last night, where the RRC put on a slide show to tell people how safe gas inj.....- 9/12/2006 3:14:18 PM
Alternatives to Toll Roads in Central Texas? Local Taxes? (salon) TxDot came out with a study yesterday that says that to avoid toll roads being built in Central Texas, there would have to be a jump in local gasoline taxes of 17 cents per gallon. I haven't seen the .....- 9/12/2006 10:53:11 AM
US Continues to Harbor Terrorist Luis Posada Carrilles-Judge Rules on Sept 11th (salon) O the Hypocrisy! Imagine if another country was harboring Bin Laden in jail, refused to send him to the United States, but then decreed that he should be set free... but not returned to face charges i.....- 9/12/2006 9:44:46 AM
Concerns about Water in this part of Texas-Not how clean it is but HAVING any (salon) I've written before about the concerns that Somervell County, Parker County, Wise County, and others have about the water tables dropping this summer. We know someone in Wise County whose well has gon.....- 9/12/2006 7:31:53 AM
Hico, Texas Town Hall Meeting with the RailRoad Commish-About the Gas Injection Well near the Bosque (salon) How does a city disenfranchise its angry citizens? First off, hold a town meeting in which you tell people that the purpose is only to inform and not for anyone to speak up or protest against, and the.....- 9/11/2006 11:32:25 PM
Amicable Life Insurance, Duping Soldiers and how Congress was involved (salon) First, the main question I have is this: Should there ever be an occasion in which a Congressperson acts as a go-between to set up a meeting between a private corporation and another government entity.....- 9/11/2006 5:51:39 PM
Completely avoiding the television media today- I've had enough of 9/11 (salon) IF it were true that, after a suitable period of mourning, we as a nation had moved on past the tragedy of the Twin Towers, as, for example, we had moved on past the first Twin Tower bombing, and the .....- 9/11/2006 11:33:11 AM
Personally Recorded Videos/Audio of Trans Texas Corridor and Texas Race-Related Now Categorized (salon) Some of you know I have a huge stockpile of video clips (Streaming video) going back to 2004 and I'm working in the next month to get them all back online and organized. Meantime, I have put categorie.....- 9/11/2006 1:12:51 AM
Democrats! Pay Attention! About the Department of Defense and Israel's RPG Destroyer System (salon) From Kathy MosleyDemocrats! Pay attention! Are you going to let the Republicans call you soft on terrorism? Well, have a look at what is happening within the DOD that is seriously impacting the safety.....- 9/10/2006 5:57:54 PM
Vice President Cheney Said No Links Between 9/11 and Iraq/Saddam-Video (salon) Watching Cheney on Meet the Press this morning trying to squirm his way out of both statements he has made previously as well as attempting to refute the bi-partisan Senate Intelligence Committee repo.....- 9/10/2006 10:26:37 AM
Who has concern about the expanded Nuclear Power plants in Glen Rose? (salon) I ask because it doesn't seem likely that 100 percent of the people who live here are overjoyed at the idea of an additional nuclear power plant unit being added. I noticed an article in which coal pl.....- 9/10/2006 9:06:00 AM
Bush Fudges the Iraqi Dead Numbers-Always Looks Better if You Don't Count Some Deaths Anymore (salon) How does one, in an election year, attempt to make the huge numbers of Iraqi dead less noticeable and more palatable to the American public? Why, just stop counting some of the dead! BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.....- 9/10/2006 8:52:53 AM
Bush Wants To Allow Polluters To Avoid Putting in Pollution Control Equipment (salon) Gee. Let's think on this one. If I have a plant where I am polluting the air and I get to decide IF *I* think I need to upgrade my equipment to put on pollution control equipment, think there is a SNO.....- 9/9/2006 4:22:21 PM
More on Slaughtering Horses and the Bill that Chet Edwards voted against (salon) I wrote the other day that I was disturbed that Chet Edwards voted with a small handful of Democrats who opposed the Horse Protection Act. I read some comments in an article in which those against it .....- 9/9/2006 3:37:02 PM
VIDEO from the Multi-County Democratic Showcase in Stephenville (Erath County, Texas) this week (salon) BackgroundDale HenryRunning for Railroad CommissionerDavid Van OsRunning for Texas Attorney GeneralHank GilbertRunning for Agriculture CommissionerMaria Luisa AlvaradoRunning for Lieutenant GovernorEr.....- 9/9/2006 2:07:02 PM
David Van OS was in McClennan County yesterday (Waco)-Blasted Trans Texas Corridor (salon) Saw this in the Waco Tribune this morningThe Democratic candidate for state attorney general pledged on the steps of the McLennan County Courthouse Friday to oppose the Trans-Texas Corridor if he’s el.....- 9/9/2006 1:32:53 PM
Bush has FOUR TIMES said no connection Saddam and 9/11- VIDEO (salon) I was watching Countdown last night and an exchange between Dana Milbank and KO about how Bush has said there was no connection, but he certainly did try (and is still trying) to make people believe t.....- 9/9/2006 11:09:18 AM
Video about the Baloney the ABC 9/11 Writers were Shilling-From Countdown (salon) If you're someone that believes that ABC has any credibility left ... and no agenda in airing this false view of history, watch this interview about the writers.VIDEO STREAMINGVIDEO- Harvey Keitel on .....- 9/8/2006 7:53:26 PM
Hico, Texas Town Hall Meeting on Sept 11 with the Railroad Commish-about the Gas Waste Disposal Well (salon) As mentioned before, Somervell County has 4 disposal well permits, one that is being protested, one that I saw in the paper last night. Every person who is concerned about the Paluxy and Trinity River.....- 9/8/2006 11:58:24 AM
Heh! Kids from Booker Elementary Classroom Recall When Bush Heard about 9/11 (salon) - 9/8/2006 11:12:30 AM
They Eat Horses, Don't They? Chet Edwards Votes AGAINST Horse Protection Act (salon) Uh. Chet Edwards votes to eat horses. Here was the bill: To amend the Horse Protection Act to prohibit the shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or do.....- 9/7/2006 10:58:16 PM
Do Somervell County residents WANT waste wells??? Another permit request in the paper (salon) Background of 5 other gas injection well permits- Came home from the multi-county Dem meeting and saw a notice in the paper for Texas Star Disposals of Oklahoma to be able to dispose of "produced.....- 9/7/2006 10:41:06 PM
Back from the Multi-County Democratic Party Candidates Showcase in Stephenville (Erath County, Texas) (salon) Some quick impressions. First, counties represented were Bell, Comanche, Coryell, Erath, Hamilton, Falls, Milam, Mills, Somervell and Williamson counties. The whole shindig was ably put together by Al.....- 9/7/2006 9:56:29 PM
Wonder what else Scholastic is teaching children that is baloney? (salon) I grew up on Scholastic and Weekly Reader and have never questioned, ever, what I was taught through them. Until now. Apparently, to go along with a mini-series that dramatizes 9/11 but doesn't follow.....- 9/7/2006 4:50:23 PM
Sid Miller and Teacher's Health Insurance- Texas (salon) I am more than a little curious, given that today it came out that 30 corporations, most of them insurance companies, funded TAB (Texas Association of Business), specifically with poltiical flyers to .....- 9/7/2006 3:21:49 PM
One more thing on those Gas Injection Waste Disposal Wells- Somervell County, TX (salon) I spoke a bit ago with a man who has protested the attempted permit of one gas company to put a waste disposal well near his property, which is in the Oaks. I asked him how he even heard of this, as I.....- 9/7/2006 2:10:14 PM
Rick Perry- Texas State Parks Hater and Big Fat Liar- His office PROPOSED the Eagle Mountain Lake auction (salon) Pfffftt Background:  What's interesting about this whole Trample-On-State-Parks and Fraudulently-Spend-Sports-Tax-And-Special-Interest-Licence-Fees on ... something else other than parks (oh, you thou.....- 9/7/2006 1:52:20 PM
I have Bush fatigue-I'm tired of listening to Bush try to come up with new ways to frighten me (salon) I had to laugh when I heard him say, the other day, that if we didn't fight them over there in Iraq, they were going to come here to the United States.. AND KILL US. Uh, that went a little farther tha.....- 9/7/2006 1:11:50 PM
Five Gas Injection Disposal Wells (for Waste Dumping) in Somervell County, Texas (salon) Bill Gordon of Erath County  told me how to look them up: First, you look at the RRC site, here. Click on the "Injection/disposal Permits" tab.Select "County".Select "Fees&quo.....- 9/7/2006 12:00:37 PM
Aledo, Texas Dustup Over Prayer Resolution: Mayor of Aledo Doesn't believe in Separation of Church and State (salon) So... Mayor Kit Marshall of Aledo was worried about the rain shortages around here and figured the way to fix them would be to pray to God. But instead of keeping it in her church, where it's appropri.....- 9/7/2006 11:12:56 AM
More Texas Association of Business (TAB) and Mike Toomey, former chief of staff to Perry, added to TAB lawsuit (salon) Background: The big question with TAB: Is it illegal for a business organization to send out political mailers trashing Democrats, paid for by corporations who did not disclose their financial involve.....- 9/7/2006 10:43:22 AM
Companies that paid for those pesky TAB (Texas Association of Business) Flyers used to trash Democrats (salon) First, background on Sid Miller's involvement with this from the 2002 campaign.According to the Statesman, there were 30 corporations that donated almost $1.7 million dollars to TAB for the 4 million .....- 9/7/2006 10:15:13 AM
Drunk Driving in Waco, Texas? Cops Want Your Blood and Will Get it (salon) I'm against, as everyone should be, people driving drunk on the road. Period. But I'm also against the police, after someone rejects taking a breath test, getting a warrant requiring that person havin.....- 9/7/2006 7:48:12 AM
David Van Os not just mouthing words about stopping Trans Texas Corridor, he is filing SWORN OATHS (salon) DAVID VAN OS FILES SWORN AFFIDAVIT OF HIS INTENTIONS TO BLOCK THE TRANS-TEXAS CORRIDOR IF ELECTED ATTORNEY GENERALIf elected to serve as Attorney General of Texas, I solemnly promise that I will use e.....- 9/6/2006 2:52:38 PM
Teen? At the Movies? Answering a Text Message on your Phone? Might be the National Guard Recruiting You (salon) Personally, I think this type of thing is sneaky and dishonest.And in fact, in the article quoted here, the US National Guard says that this is "guerilla marketing".Here's the drill. We, the.....- 9/6/2006 8:12:30 AM
Notes from the Democratic Meeting tonight (salon) Two local chances to see the Democratic candidates- Once in Stephenville (Erath County) on Thursday night, and on Saturday in Cleburne at the Cleburne Convention Center. Janis Stout is now head of the.....- 9/6/2006 12:28:15 AM
Bush's New Transportation Secretary, Mary Peters, is an advocate of TOLL ROADS FOR HIGHWAYS (salon) Ugh. Peters is an advocate of user fees, or tolls, for building new highways. In a recent interview, she said the federal highway program will run out of money by decade's end without substantial chan.....- 9/6/2006 12:15:13 AM
RFID Chipping Used for Guest Workers? Yes, if Verichip Gets Its Way (salon) Missed this when this first came out at the end of May. Scott Silverman of Verichip is looking for ways to have his company make a buck and implanting RFID chips in immigrants who come to this country.....- 9/5/2006 6:36:47 AM
Next Up-Tracking You Through the Airport with RFID-This'll Creep You Out (salon) Side note to remember that Cornyn is co-chair of the Senate RFID caucus and doesn't seem to think any serious regulation of RFID is necessary.First, watch this little clip from a company that shows RF.....- 9/5/2006 6:07:06 AM
Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant in Glen Rose, Texas Background (salon) I vaguely remember reading about Comanche Peak costs when I lived in Dallas before, but heck, that was way off in Somervell County. NOW I live here and I want to use this section to recap a few thi.....- 9/2/2006 1:10:03 PM
Kay Bailey Hutchison and Toll Roads-Federal Highway Toll Roads, that is (salon) Was reading a letter to the editor in the Weatherford Democrat in which the author, who works for KBH, was answering a previous letter, which I didn't see, about KBH's viewpoint on toll roads. Whateve.....- 9/2/2006 12:36:37 PM
Water and Barnett Shale- Parker County Texas Residents Crowded the Courtroom to talk about this (salon) Background -and naturally, because Somervell County residents are now seeing a big upswing in drilling in the Barnet Shale, this is a question for us as well.The worst drought in 50 years has envelope.....- 9/2/2006 12:08:00 PM
Hico, Texas to Get Gas Waste Disposal Well- And People in Hamilton County Ain't Happy (salon) A lady who lives in Hico and works in Glen Rose told me the other day that Hico residents are quite upset over the waste well being drilled near the Bosque River. Apparently, when oil and gas waste di.....- 9/2/2006 11:29:21 AM
When Shooting Someone's Eye Out With Your BB Gun was what you worried about (salon) When I was a kid growing up, I played with toy guns. I saved up my money when I was 10 and living in Dallas to buy a Sekidan BB gun so I could play with the other kids on the street-EVERYBODY had a pi.....- 9/2/2006 10:52:58 AM
Chet Edwards is All For Nukes- Nuclear Power Plants in Glen Rose, that is (salon) Background: To hear the comments, you'd think that every person in Somervell County is for the nuclear power plant. In fact, when I was out the other day, a woman told me that when Comanche Peak was f.....- 9/2/2006 11:11:42 AM
Lessee- Texas Disposal System... and Exotic Game Ranch???????? (salon) Had to laugh when I saw where Perry was pumping up his minions the other day.  Where would YOU dine on catfish and coleslaw but at Chez Landfill!, otherwise known as the Texas Disposal System Exotic G.....- 9/2/2006 10:21:29 AM
UAVs-Unmanned Aerial Vehicles- Should They be Used for the Texas-Mexico border? (salon) or anywhere else inside the United States, for that matter?While looking this morning for something else totally unrelated, I came across this website that documents articles involving UAVs; one in pa.....- 9/2/2006 9:40:12 AM
Cornyn -We Need More Immigrants In This Country! (salon) Cornyn is such a Bush stooge. He says that we need to have more immigrants in this country that are highly skilled to fill job positions in high tech, engineering, nursing, etc.What he is NOT saying i.....- 9/1/2006 11:34:00 AM
Start Letting Cornyn Know What You Think About RFID (salon) Apparently he cofounded the Senate RFID caucus. The article in the DMN is pretty weak and vague, except this partDo you foresee Congress passing legislation eventually to regulate how and where RFID c.....- 9/1/2006 10:01:58 AM
Trans Texas Corridor-The Spider Spins More Web- About those roads that are becoming tolls (salon) First off, the new loop around DFW is called "The Doughnut". To celebrate ripping off citizens and stealing their land  support for the outer loop, TxDot brought Krispy Kremes to their cave......- 9/1/2006 1:51:00 AM
Cintra-Zachry, Spanish Company, ALSO has the Toll Road Contract for SH 130 (salon) I guess, naively, I didn't realize Cintra-Zachry, the foreign Spanish company running the roads as they BECOME TOLLS was going to be so ubiquitous. What are they, the Halliburton of toll roads? COMMIS.....- 9/1/2006 1:34:28 AM
On that Trans Texas Corridor Loop Change- WHO AGREED? CINTRA-ZACHRY (salon) Don't believe that CINTRA is the one that gets to decide about the routes, despite all the bullchit coming from TXDot? Did you miss the audio portion where Ric Williamson SAID that Cintra, since they'.....- 9/1/2006 1:25:58 AM
Rick Perry-Zero Credibility on Parks-The Fix is in for Eagle Mountain Lake (salon) The inimitable Peter Stern passed this on which was sent to him from Lon Burnam: Source? An editorial in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. I'm only excerpting a bit, go read the whole thing. It appears th.....- 8/31/2006 8:49:07 PM
Video from Channel 8 on the 121 Toll Road Protest (salon) Saw this on Channel 8 while I was watching the bit they did on the nuclear power plants in Glen Rose. Scotty's momma showed up with supporters in Lewisville-8 also showed a brief clip of Perry where h.....- 8/31/2006 7:27:33 PM
MOO!!! Cow Manure into Methane Gas Pipeline Project Continuing at Huckaby Ridge, Texas (salon) How much more perfect can you get in a rodeo-farming community around Stephenville than to make biogas from cows? The facility actually started last year about this time and today there's a photo of t.....- 8/31/2006 5:56:40 PM
Random Thoughts on Eminent Domain (salon) I was talking to someone from Glen Rose today about using eminent domain for the purpose of the Wheeler Branch Reservoir project. Apparently, the county was able to make arrangements to buy land from .....- 8/31/2006 6:08:59 PM
Shut Up And Eat Your Concrete! The Local Crank Takes on The TTC and the Environment (salon) Saw this letter from Patrick Barkman to the editor in the Cleburne Times Review, excerpting this paragraph that made me laugh.When U.S. Senate Candidate Barbara Radnofsky pointed out the hundreds of m.....- 8/31/2006 5:20:35 PM
Downtown with flyers about the Trans Texas Corridor today (salon) I had been thinking about how, even if people have heard of the TTC, a lot don't really know much about it, and decided after mulling it over, that taking flyers downtown to hand out would be the best.....- 8/31/2006 4:25:18 PM
Second Nuclear Power Plant in Glen Rose, Texas at Comanche Peak? (salon) I was downtown today distributing flyers about the TTC (more about that on a different post) when I came across a man who was filming the Somervell County courthouse. He asked me what I thought about .....- 8/31/2006 4:18:14 PM
Video of Amy Manuel at the Trans Texas Corridor meeting in Tarrant County (salon) Don't want this to get lost as a link in another post I made. Maybe it's the warm feeling I have since I lived in The Colony (Denton County)  for 10 years, since it was a "Where? You live ALL THE.....- 8/31/2006 10:14:52 AM
More on Toll Roads in Texas In General - with 121 as the example (salon) I wrote the other day about the 121 toll road opening up (I used to live in The Colony). In the article, which seems to have been written by a stenographer repeating a press release, the toll road was.....- 8/30/2006 5:38:32 PM
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