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Denton-Trans Texas Corridor Finds Dour Resistance at Hearing (salon) Denton Record ChronicleMore than 200 people attended a Denton public hearing on the Trans-Texas Corridor, a proposed network of transportation routes integrating new and current highways, freight rail.....- 7/14/2006 10:23:22 AM
Waxahachie Daily Light on the TTC (Trans Texas Corridtor) Ennis Meeting (salon) When you read through this, you'll see that the a lot of the politicos aren't actually against TTC, they're against the road as defined by the TTC because they want it to be in THEIR backyard. In this.....- 7/14/2006 10:09:27 AM
A Few More Ways that the TTC is Robbing People, from Gainesville Reporter (salon) Let's examine some of the disturbing facets of the TTCSeveral things in the unprecedented plan disturbed him, he said, including provisions for “ancillary facilities” and that there are no physical di.....- 7/14/2006 10:04:45 AM
Gainesville Reporter Article about the Trans Texas Corridor Meeting July 10- (Cooke County) (salon) Gainesville Register- They had so many people that they had to block the entrance after capacity filledW.F. White, a Callisburg area resident, was one of a few speakers who was concerned about the div.....- 7/14/2006 10:00:00 AM
Dishonesty of Charlie Geren Re: Sale of PARK LAND at Eagle Lake to Highest Bidder (salon) I about dropped my coffee onto the keyboard (and sadly wouldn't have been able to type this then) when I read, in the Star-Telegram that Geren said this at the public meeting held last night about sel.....- 7/14/2006 9:43:15 AM
VIDEO from the TTC (Trans Texas Corridor) Meeting Weatherford (Parker Co) TX July 12 06 (salon) If you want to be inspired by a bunch of informed, sometimes irate, but always on the mark Parker County residents who are against TTC, here's where to do it. You will also hear on this, among other t.....- 7/14/2006 8:47:22 AM
Impressions from the TTC (Trans Texas Corridor) Meeting in Parker County (Weatherford) July 13,2002 (salon) Same police I mentioned that were there in Johnson County the night before, so they must be assigned to TXDOT to protect them from being shot by angry landowners. We keep going to meetings, we're goin.....- 7/13/2006 10:55:30 PM
Video from the Johnson County TTC (Trans Texas Corridor) Meeting July 12 06 (salon) Fred Head-if he is elected, he will work to STOP the TTC. That's reason enough to vote for him.  Hear him. Watch the crowd reactionComments from the crowd against the TTC. You can see the cops in the .....- 7/13/2006 3:54:32 PM
Cornyn Not only on Side of North American Union, but introduced Bill to FUND it (salon) I'm on a rampage this week and next about the TTC (Trans Texas Corridor) and the North American Union (the quiet deal Bush made between Mexico and Canada that would fundamentally alter the nature of o.....- 7/13/2006 2:38:46 PM
I want to go take photos of signs against the TTC-anyone seen them? (salon) I'm on a rampage this week and next about the TTC (Trans Texas Corridor) and the North American Union (the quiet deal Bush made between Mexico and Canada that would fundamentally alter the nature of o.....- 7/13/2006 12:06:05 PM
VIDEO and AUDIO of David Van OS yesterday in Somervell County (salon) I'm on a rampage this week and next about the TTC (Trans Texas Corridor) and the North American Union (the quiet deal Bush made between Mexico and Canada that would fundamentally alter the nature of o.....- 7/13/2006 12:05:22 PM
What's State Park Land Worth? If Geren and Brimer Have their Way, Whatever Commercial Interests Will Pay (salon) Meeting today in Fort Worth (Tarrant County) about an underhanded scheme to sell off 400 acres of land at Eagle Mountain Lake of reserved state park land to the highest bidder. Rep Charlie Geren will .....- 7/13/2006 11:34:10 AM
Impressions of the Trans Texas Corridor Meeting in Cleburne, TX (Johnson County) (salon) When you walk in and see several police officers guarding the doors and walls, you KNOW that the TTC is worried about some dang landowner grabbin' a gun and shooting the TTC for taking his land. Fred .....- 7/13/2006 10:12:09 AM
David Van Os in Glen Rose, Somervell County today (salon) Small part of the crowd that turned out to hear him.Will post video of his speech in the courthouse square later today or tomorrow on a new post (not sure if I have time before going to the Cleburne T.....- 7/12/2006 3:15:01 PM
Van "Exxon" Taylor was in Glen Rose for the 4th- Pink Dome Gives a Taste of this moron (salon) Van Taylor Hiring Proofreaders I may excoriate Chet Edwards for his many votes where he votes with the Republicans, but that's because I want to hold him accountable to the DEMOCRATS that voted him in.....- 7/12/2006 10:52:29 AM
Bush may take less vacay in Crawford this year to make it look like he's working (salon) Laughable, really. Here's a man who would have been better off as a sales presenter for whatever the latest version of Popeil's Pocket Fisherman is, who spends a significant part of every week running.....- 7/12/2006 10:12:02 AM
State Lege and Goodhair Raid Utility Fund for Poor and Elderly So that Goodhair can Pay for High Elec Bills in Mansion (salon) Chris Bell calls Perry  and the Texas Lege out.Bell asserted that Perry "stole the safety net and defrauded the people of Texas" by allowing lawmakers last year to divert $427 million from t.....- 7/12/2006 8:57:45 AM
FEC Let Granger Use her Campaign Money to Promote her New Book on Patriotism (salon) Here's the reason they gave.The Federal Election Commission agreed to let Granger use campaign money to promote the book because she didn't take an advance payment and is donating all profits from boo.....- 7/12/2006 8:39:46 AM
In case you think that Cintra doesn't have the Last Say on the Trans Texas Corridor (salon) Some North Texas leaders don't like how the road route is drawn and want it to go through Dallas, down 360. But....But the private team Cintra/Zachry, which is planning to build the project with littl.....- 7/12/2006 8:24:49 AM
Chet Edwards Votes with Republicans to pass HR4761- Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act (salon) Some North Texas leaders don't like how the road route is drawn and want it to go through Dallas, down 360. But....But the private team Cintra/Zachry, which is planning to build the project with littl.....- 7/11/2006 11:02:14 AM
Trans Texas Corridor Meetings in this area -GO, SHOW UP, COMMENT (salon) Take a video camera, or audio recorder. This is a Texas Open Meeting and you can RECORD what you see.Somervell County won't be hosting a TTC meeting, but here are some in counties nearby.Cleburne (Joh.....- 7/11/2006 10:42:26 AM
Sheesh- Chet Edwards Voted with the Republicans on their vote to slap News Organizations (salon) I'm never surprised at what Republicans will try to do. They've exercised very little oversight over their duties to investigate (and better, STOP) Bush's illegal activities, including his spying-on-A.....- 7/10/2006 2:27:39 PM
David Van Os, Democratic candidate for Texas Attorney General, to speak in Glen Rose on July 12th (joe) I'm never surprised at what Republicans will try to do. They've exercised very little oversight over their duties to investigate (and better, STOP) Bush's illegal activities, including his spying-on-A.....- 7/7/2006 6:57:23 PM
Trinity River the Color of Meatloaf- DFW Airport Lied about Pollution to get grants (salon) So... DFW airport's water-treatment process was like a backed up toilet. Kudos to Susan Heath, the whistleblower, that is holding DFW airport to the fire for lying about it's environmental protections.....- 7/7/2006 7:41:31 AM
Two Audio Podcasts about the Trans Texas Corridor and the NAFTA Superhighway (salon) Of course, this doesn't affect only Texas, but it's a bad idea for Texas. It's also a bad idea for the entire United States. I never considered, before this year, what the implications of being a prot.....- 6/25/2006 2:51:43 PM
Chet Edwards Secures $700,000 to Renovate Glen Rose Medical Center (joe) We appreciate this effort of Chet Edwards and look forward to more of our tax dollars being directed towards projects like this one that demonstrate our "Democratic Values" that help people,.....- 6/23/2006 1:39:50 PM
Edwards Adds $7.6 Million in government spending for L-3, his largest campaign contributor (joe) L-3 contributed 12k to Edwards this campaign season per the Center for Responsive Politics. http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/contrib.asp?CID=N00005794&cycle=2006Is there a connection between.....- 6/23/2006 1:33:45 PM
Texas Trans Corridor Audio Snips - Hearing held in Fort Worth last weekend (salon) Listened to the whole thing and snipped some of it into easy to be angry about bits. On CanOFunSome main points. Some of the participants, mayors, Texas congressmen, etc, are concerned that the red ro.....- 6/23/2006 1:30:15 PM
Could Edwards Net Neutrality Vote Be Due to the $10,000 he received from National Cable & (salon) Telecommunications Assn? This is one of the main reasons we have to go to public financing. There should never be a question about whether someone's vote might have been influenced by what monies one .....- 6/23/2006 9:39:25 AM
Lon Burnam (Dist 90) Points out the Baloney Goodhair is Peddling (salon) Hold that applause - He criticizes the Star-Telegram for saying Good Job to Perry, when it's clear that the legislative session failed and will have have its tax cut actions corrected in the next legi.....- 6/23/2006 8:48:29 AM
Friedman, Strayhorn get on Texas ballot (joe) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Maverick gubernatorial candidates Kinky Friedman and Carole Keeton Strayhorn learned Thursday that they had each collected enough valid voter signatures to make on the November e.....- 6/22/2006 6:53:24 PM
PAC contributions to Chet Edwards for 2005-2006 (joe) Edwards, Chet (D-TX)2005-2006 PAC Contributions: $857,480 Based on data released by the FEC on Monday, May 29, 2006.    Agribusiness $29,500   Crop Production & Basic Processing $13,500   American.....- 6/22/2006 2:13:29 PM
Bills sponsored by Chet Edwards in the 108th congress (joe) 1. [108th] H.RES.584 : Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 548) to amend title 10, United States Code, to increase the minimum Survivor Benefit Plan basic annuity for surviving spouses age 6.....- 6/22/2006 1:47:38 PM
Bills sponsored by Chet Edwards in the 109th congress (joe) Gathered from the databases of the Library of Congress:1. H.RES.205 : Congratulating the Baylor University Lady Bear Women's Basketball team on winning the 2005 NCAA Championship for basketball.Sponso.....- 6/22/2006 1:40:39 PM
Chet Edwards campaign contributions (joe) CHET EDWARDS: CAREER PROFILE (SINCE 1989)Top Contributors Top Contributors http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/allcontrib.asp?CID=N000057941National Auto Dealers Assn $74,0002Lockheed Martin $72,50.....- 6/22/2006 1:22:04 PM
Chet Edwards continues negative advertising campaign (joe) I received a request to help raise some money for Chet (aka Thomas) Edwards and in the email he accuses his opponent of  being wealthy with ExxonMobil stock. I think someone who makes almost 200k a ye.....- 6/22/2006 11:33:59 AM
Greg Palast was in Austin yesterday (salon) I received a request to help raise some money for Chet (aka Thomas) Edwards and in the email he accuses his opponent of  being wealthy with ExxonMobil stock. I think someone who makes almost 200k a ye.....- 6/19/2006 11:52:13 AM
Chet Edwards Votes With the Republicans on Resolution that conflates War on Terror with War in Iraq (salon) I watched yesterday as Democrat after Democrat stood up to express outrage and concern at the obvious ploy of the Republicans to make it appear that Democrats do not support the troops because most De.....- 6/16/2006 11:36:30 AM
John Cornyn on Amnesty for the Iraqi Insurgents who have killed US Troops-a "Distraction" (salon) In the most bizarre of all worlds, adding to the comments Bush made yesterday at his press conference in which he discussed "reconciliation" for Iraqi insurgents who have killed US troops, J.....- 6/15/2006 9:21:00 PM
Counter-Recruiters in High Schools Score Victory in Central Texas (salon) Now on to all the school districts in TexasTuesday, June 13, 2006 Page B-5 Austin American-StatesmanAustin trustees approve limits on recruitment District will restrict military's access to high schoo.....- 6/14/2006 2:10:49 PM
Who was the Well-Connected Oilman that bent Karl Rove's Ear about No Clean Water Near Oil Drill Sites? (salon) Somervell County, in the Barnett Shale region, has been increasingly getting more and more gas wells going in. I've been concerned about what types of environmental protections there would be as more .....- 6/13/2006 1:22:30 PM
Chet Edwards voted AGAINST NET NEUTRALITY- Why? (salon) I've said before that I'm disappointed with Chet Edward's voting record and reading this bit from Talking Points Memo is no exception. Net Neutrality shouldn't be a partisan issue. There should be Rep.....- 6/11/2006 10:50:50 PM
Maxey's Ya Basta Floor Speech - Video (salon) I've said before that I'm disappointed with Chet Edward's voting record and reading this bit from Talking Points Memo is no exception. Net Neutrality shouldn't be a partisan issue. There should be Rep.....- 6/11/2006 7:54:57 PM
Assorted Random Photos from the Texas Democratic Party Convention 2006 (salon) I've said before that I'm disappointed with Chet Edward's voting record and reading this bit from Talking Points Memo is no exception. Net Neutrality shouldn't be a partisan issue. There should be Rep.....- 6/11/2006 7:05:06 PM
Compilation video of some assorted attendee scenes from the Texas Democratic Party Convention (salon) I've said before that I'm disappointed with Chet Edward's voting record and reading this bit from Talking Points Memo is no exception. Net Neutrality shouldn't be a partisan issue. There should be Rep.....- 6/11/2006 6:23:36 PM
Barbara Radnofsky's Speech at the Texas Dem Convention (salon) I've said before that I'm disappointed with Chet Edward's voting record and reading this bit from Talking Points Memo is no exception. Net Neutrality shouldn't be a partisan issue. There should be Rep.....- 6/11/2006 3:36:33 PM
It seemed to me that Boyd Ritchie resembled Boss Hogg in many ways (joe) Maybe its just the way he carries himself, laughs, talks, but he sounds almost exactly like the Boss Hogg character from the old Dukes of Hazzard tv show...not the movie as I haven't seen that so I ha.....- 6/11/2006 3:33:09 PM
Initial thoughts on the Texas Democratic Party state convention of 2006 (joe) I will have deeper thoughts to share later on video up on CanOFun but for now it is late and I wanted to get this down while I was thinking about it.Reception - Where was the food? The buffet was almo.....- 6/11/2006 2:56:26 PM
Fred Head and the Trashy Novel- From the Dem State Convention (salon) I will have deeper thoughts to share later on video up on CanOFun but for now it is late and I wanted to get this down while I was thinking about it.Reception - Where was the food? The buffet was almo.....- 6/11/2006 2:14:38 PM
Jim Dunnam (McClennan County) on DeLay's Last Day and other fun Video from Texas Dem Convention (salon) I will have deeper thoughts to share later on video up on CanOFun but for now it is late and I wanted to get this down while I was thinking about it.Reception - Where was the food? The buffet was almo.....- 6/11/2006 12:45:41 PM
Glenn Maxey Concession Speech-Texas Dem Convention Video (salon) I will have deeper thoughts to share later on video up on CanOFun but for now it is late and I wanted to get this down while I was thinking about it.Reception - Where was the food? The buffet was almo.....- 6/11/2006 12:29:23 PM
Selected Video Bits from Wesley Clark's speech at the Texas Democratic Convention 2006 (salon) I will have deeper thoughts to share later on video up on CanOFun but for now it is late and I wanted to get this down while I was thinking about it.Reception - Where was the food? The buffet was almo.....- 6/11/2006 12:07:48 PM
David Van Os- Speech from the Texas Democratic Convention 2006 - Video (salon) I will have deeper thoughts to share later on video up on CanOFun but for now it is late and I wanted to get this down while I was thinking about it.Reception - Where was the food? The buffet was almo.....- 6/11/2006 10:21:03 AM
Saturday at the Texas Dem Convention-First, the Gripe (salon) Two parts, so that I can end on a high note, but I have to spill about the chair race and my senate district's reaction to it. Yes, I understand the exhortation for everyone to pull together, and yes,.....- 6/11/2006 8:46:29 AM
Impressions from the Texas State Democratic Convention- Day 2 (Friday) (salon) Lots to write about. First off, went to the 1st Annual Blogger's Party at the Flying Saucer, which was a hoot! The party was held on the second floor and was so packed with people that when we arrived.....- 6/10/2006 7:32:17 AM
Video from last night's Texas Dem Convention Kickoff at the Hilton (salon) Lots to write about. First off, went to the 1st Annual Blogger's Party at the Flying Saucer, which was a hoot! The party was held on the second floor and was so packed with people that when we arrived.....- 6/9/2006 8:00:46 AM
Couple of impressions from the Kickoff (salon) Large turnout at the kickoff in the Hilton Hotel downtown Fort Worth. I was offered a Glen Maxey sticker when I walked in, and since, an alternate, I may get a chance to vote, and he's my choice, I sl.....- 6/8/2006 10:32:02 PM
John "Box Turtle Sex" Cornyn listed as taking a $22k flight to Hidalgo County (salon) No, it wasn't a lobbyist that paid for it, and his rep said it wasn't possible for him to take a commercial flight. That may be, but what I want to know is: who arranged that? Does Hidalgo County make.....- 6/7/2006 7:47:19 PM
Bad Taste in Waco- Commissioner wants resolution complete with noose displayed at courthouse (salon) Having missed the first part of this, I'd like to know why a resolution condemning lynching was passed two weeks ago, much less the questions about putting a picture of a noose and tree up on the wall.....- 6/7/2006 6:40:36 PM
About Chet Edwards (salon) I'm not crazy about him. Yes, I realize I'm in the heart of the Bible belt, with Baylor University in Waco and Fort Hood nearby. But a Democrat ought to vote democrat issues. I'll hand it to Chet for .....- 6/7/2006 5:52:39 PM
Haven't blogged in quite a while (salon) I'm not crazy about him. Yes, I realize I'm in the heart of the Bible belt, with Baylor University in Waco and Fort Hood nearby. But a Democrat ought to vote democrat issues. I'll hand it to Chet for .....- 6/7/2006 5:23:04 PM
Texas Democrat State Party Coming Up this week (salon) I'm not crazy about him. Yes, I realize I'm in the heart of the Bible belt, with Baylor University in Waco and Fort Hood nearby. But a Democrat ought to vote democrat issues. I'll hand it to Chet for .....- 6/7/2006 5:19:11 PM
Sunday Morning Iraq War Roundup (salon) Bush living in unreality- sees progress in the Iraq war effortPresident Bush said Saturday he is encouraged by the increasing size and capability of the Iraqi security forces, touting progress on a ke.....- 10/2/2005 8:06:31 AM
Saturday News Roundup (salon) New Accounts of Torture by US TroopsThree U.S. army personnel-two sergeants and a captain-describe routine, severe beatings of prisoners and other cruel and inhumane treatment. In one incident, a sold.....- 9/24/2005 7:12:53 PM
Iraq War Roundup (salon) 1903 military deathsBritain storms an Iraqi police jail to rescue two British soldiers who had apparently been working undercover.British authorities said Tuesday their troops stormed an Iraqi police .....- 9/20/2005 8:00:29 AM
How Our Reps in Congress Voted This Week (salon) Senate 1. Independent Katrina probe: Defeated, 44-54, a Democratic amendment to establish an independent commission — modeled after the 9/11 commission — to probe the actions of federal, state and loc.....- 9/18/2005 6:20:18 AM
Saturday News Potpourri (salon) From the speech Bush gave on Thursday, which was statecraft as stagecraft. The electricity for Bush's visit was turned on 30 minutes before his speech (his advance team brought military generaters to .....- 9/17/2005 7:23:56 AM
Sunday Morning News Roundup (salon) Hurricane Katrina. The NYTimes has a news analysis entitled "Casualty of Firestorm: Outrage, Bush, and FEMA Chief. which includes an interesting tidbit that answers the question of why Bush didn'.....- 9/11/2005 9:05:39 AM
Props to Chet Edwards for Opening His Home to a Hurricane Victim Family (salon) U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards says he wouldn't be able to sleep knowing he ad a vacant home in Waco, where there were children of evacuees. Edwards told The Dallas Morning News that his wife, Lea Ann, sugges.....- 9/8/2005 5:52:44 PM
Hurricane Katrina-Spending Before (salon) What did Bush do before this disaster, including spending cuts?Among the other things we've learned in recent days:* Louisiana's wetlands, which would have helped absorb some of the brunt of the storm.....- 9/8/2005 2:03:59 PM
Hurricane Katrina-Bush's Propaganda Effort to Create a BullHorn Moment (salon) We've commented before on Bush's use of stagecraft to present images that agree only with his view of the world or how he would like people to believe-we also believe that these are scurrilous.....- 9/8/2005 11:18:28 AM
Hurricane Katrina-The Blame Game versus Being Accountable (salon) We've been out for the past week and haven't had the opportunity to comment here on the horrific situation on the gulf coast. First, our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones, friends, house.....- 9/8/2005 11:06:07 AM
Bush's Sorrow -Flag Flies at Half-Mast -For The Coast Victims? No. For Rehnquist (salon) Political PrioritiesWith the flag flying at half-staff over the White House in honor of Rehnquist, Bush noted that the chief justice's death creates the second opening on the Supreme Court, following .....- 9/4/2005 11:36:20 AM
Chet Edwards Hurricane Response (salon) The Waco Tribune also says that Edwards will take in a hurricane victim family after he returns to Washington after the break. From an email: ( WASHINGTON , DC ) – U.S. Representative Chet Edwards tod.....- 9/4/2005 7:35:09 AM
Bob Bullock's Collection at Baylor (salon) We were reading an article in the Waco Tribune about the extensive archival materials about Bob Bullock, former Democratic lieutenant governor. A large part of the article deals with his apparently cl.....- 9/4/2005 7:27:08 AM
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