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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) - 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) - 6/11/2006 7:54:57 PM
Assorted Random Photos from the Texas Democratic Party Convention 2006 (salon) - 6/11/2006 7:05:06 PM
Compilation video of some assorted attendee scenes from the Texas Democratic Party Convention (salon) - 6/11/2006 6:23:36 PM
Barbara Radnofsky's Speech at the Texas Dem Convention (salon) - 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) - 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) - 6/11/2006 12:45:41 PM
Glenn Maxey Concession Speech-Texas Dem Convention Video (salon) - 6/11/2006 12:29:23 PM
Selected Video Bits from Wesley Clark's speech at the Texas Democratic Convention 2006 (salon) - 6/11/2006 12:07:48 PM
David Van Os- Speech from the Texas Democratic Convention 2006 - Video (salon) - 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) - 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) - 6/7/2006 5:23:04 PM
Texas Democrat State Party Coming Up this week (salon) - 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
Hurricane Katrina Morning Roundup (salon) Slow response bewilders former FEMA officials When FEMA became part of the Homeland Security Department, it was stripped of some of its functions, such as some of its ability to make preparedness gran.....- 9/4/2005 7:09:44 AM
Links to Katrina Damage-Photos (salon) Eyeball Series/CryptomeEvelyn Turner, right, with friends and family, waits with the body of her common-law husband, Xavier Bowie, after he died in New Orleans, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005. Xavier and Turn.....- 9/4/2005 6:38:17 AM
Somervell County Roundup (salon) From the Glen Rose Reporter of Sep 1, 2005John Bailey has gone on to become superintendent of the Katy School District. Until GRISD fills his position, Lloyd Treadwell of Hood County will temporarily .....- 9/4/2005 6:15:43 AM
Local Efforts to Assist Hurricane Victims (salon) September 1st issue of the Glen Rose Reporter- New Orleans Family Finds ShelterGlen Lake Methodist Camp opened its doors and heart to the Miranda family, who fled New Orleans on Sunday night expecting.....- 9/4/2005 6:01:50 AM
Neighbor in Rainbow Bucks On the Brazos Offers to Take in Hurricane Victims (salon) We were reading OffTheKuff tonight and saw the following request:Please consider donating, for long-term use, your idle RV or travel trailer.  We are opening our park to our good neighbors from Louisi.....- 9/3/2005 11:54:30 PM
Hurricane Katrina Roundup-Bush's Reaction (salon) Bush's trip to the coast on September 2, 2005 was planned as a photo opportunity with stage props. A number of commentators on CNN remarked about it; Bush made certain to visably position one of the w.....- 9/3/2005 9:42:48 PM
Morning Miscellany Roundup (salon) Critics Say Bush Undercut New Orleans Flood Control- Bush sliced Army Corps of Engineer funding, lobbied against a plan to rebuild coastlines and wetlandsPresident Bush repeatedly requested less money.....- 9/2/2005 10:26:10 AM
Morning Miscellany Roundup (salon) Cindy Sheehan left Crawford yesterday"We're going to keep on questioning him, and we're going to keep on until our troops are brought home because there's no noble cause," she said Wednesday.....- 9/1/2005 9:48:24 AM
Bush Responsible for Ill-Preparedness of the Louisianna Coast (salon) FEMA is no longer responsible for disaster preparedness and the Homeland Security agency that would take its place is not created yet. In the days to come, as the nation and the people along the Gulf .....- 8/31/2005 9:26:10 PM
Bush Tells the Real Reason for the Iraq War-Keep Iraq Oil Fields from Terrorists (salon) His other excuses for invading Iraq have fallen away like a cheap suit.President Bush answered growing antiwar protests yesterday with a fresh reason for US troops to continue fighting in Iraq: protec.....- 8/31/2005 12:49:33 PM
If Bush Feels It's Such a Noble Cause, Maybe He Should Talk to his own Daughters About Making a Committment (salon) Sergeant James Connolly volunteered for the U.S. army on the afternoon of Sept. 11, 2001. He served a year in Iraq and took part in the operation that killed Saddam Hussein's sons in July 2003. Now, f.....- 8/31/2005 12:37:04 PM
Could Doctors in Texas Who Perform Abortion Be Subject to the Death Penalty? (salon) Houston Chronicle:Texas doctors who perform abortions without parental approval or after the third trimester could face capital murder charges because of a new law that takes effect this week, a prose.....- 8/31/2005 5:32:37 AM
Bush's Actions Today Put the Myth that Work Can Be done from the Self-Named Western White House (salon) the same as at Washington DC. Press Gaggle:Q This is more -- this is more symbolic. Cutting short his vacation is more symbolic because he can do all this from the ranch, right? MR. McCLELLAN: No, I t.....- 8/30/2005 9:17:44 PM
Disconnected Bush Attempts to Liken the Iraq War to WWII (salon) What does a president do when the majority of people in this country no longer believe him and believe his excuses on Iraq to be flimsy? (Bush's approval at a career low). What Bush did is fly out to .....- 8/30/2005 5:14:42 PM
Bush On the Day after Hurricane Katrina-Finally Cancels Vacation Two Days Short- Tomorrow (salon) President Bush, left, plays a guitar presented to him by Country singer Mark Wills, backstage following his visit to Naval Base Coronado, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005. Bush visited the base to deliver remar.....- 8/30/2005 2:14:21 PM
Camp Casey Photos from Weekend (salon) - 8/30/2005 12:47:58 PM
Martin Sheen Visited Camp Casey on Sunday (salon) IconoclastAfter some singing and talking on the stage, it was time for Sheen and Sheehan. Joining the two on stage were Iraqi veterans and family members of those who had fallen in Iraq. Sheen began h.....- 8/29/2005 1:59:38 PM
Bolton wants to scrap Respect for Nature from UN Charter (salon) Senator Patrick Leahy's CommentsSen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), a leader on environmental policy in the Senate, is also the ranking member of the Senate appropriations panel that handles the Senate's work.....- 8/29/2005 8:27:24 AM
National Park Service Rules Rewritten (salon) One, for example, would allow the St Louis Arch to be painted over for commercialsWASHINGTON, Aug. 26 /U.S. Newswire/ -- An ongoing and secret Interior Department attempt to rewrite and override 90 ye.....- 8/29/2005 8:22:17 AM
700 New Laws in Texas (salon) ChronicleMost of the 700-plus new state laws going into effect Thursday, products of last spring's legislative session, will create hardly a ripple in most Texans' lives, but others will be noticed.Te.....- 8/29/2005 8:00:29 AM
Disconnected Bush Talks about Hurricane Katrina Briefly, Spends Most Time on Iraq Constitution (salon) WhitehouseMeanwhile, Bush has cut Federal Funding for New OrleansJuan ColeThe pro-War talking point on the collapse of the negotiations over the constitution is that "some Sunnis" oppose the.....- 8/28/2005 8:37:22 PM
Iraq War Roundup (salon) Depleted UraniumThere is a reason why a relatively recent Army survey found that 54% of all soldiers in Iraq reported either “low” or “very low” morale.There is also a reason why, again according to t.....- 8/28/2005 2:27:56 PM
Iraq Constitution Roundup (salon) Sunnis Reject Draft of the Iraqi Constitution, Bush Blows Them OffBAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraqi negotiators finished the country's new constitution Sunday without the endorsement of Sunni Arabs who helped pre.....- 8/28/2005 2:08:01 PM
Not Iraq's First Constitution (salon) - 8/28/2005 1:01:46 PM
Camp Casey Photos from August 27, 2005-What was the Noble Cause Sheehan's Son Died For? (salon) Some pro-war rally people beat up other pro-war rally people.We notice that the pro-war people believe that the Camp Casey people don't support the troops, which is untrue. Supporting the troops also .....- 8/28/2005 12:29:46 PM
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