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While Muslims around the world protest about Koran Being Flushed down toilet, Pentagon says will investigate (salon) Background:Today - Protests spread beyond Afghanistan as U.S. officials appeal for calm, vow thorough probe at GuantanamoKABUL, Afghanistan -- Muslims from the Mediterranean to the Pacific protested F.....- 5/15/2005 11:22:45 AM
Iraq War Headlines -Saturday (salon) Italy sent troops to Iraq, not for humanitarian reasons, but for oilROME - Italian troops were sent to Iraq to secure oil deals worth 300 billion dollars, and not just for post-war humanitarian purpos.....- 5/15/2005 8:00:18 AM
Mexico's Vicente Fox Manages to Insult Two Races at the Same Time (salon) FoxIn comments likely to raise the temperature of the immigration debate, Fox defended the role of undocumented Mexican workers in the United States to a group of Texas business people meeting in Mexi.....- 5/15/2005 7:33:49 AM
Another Reporter Found to have been paid off by the Bush Administration (salon) FoxIn comments likely to raise the temperature of the immigration debate, Fox defended the role of undocumented Mexican workers in the United States to a group of Texas business people meeting in Mexi.....- 5/15/2005 12:15:44 AM
Booty Bill aka Stopping Suggestive Cheerleading in Texas Fails in the Texas Senate (salon) No Pom-Poms in the Senate"We will not be hearing it," committee chairwoman Sen. Florence Shapiro said Friday."We have some very important work to do in the next two weeks, and that's no.....- 5/14/2005 3:31:04 PM
Bike Ride-Protocols Left Bush, the President, Out of the Loop (salon) The Washington Post reports on the circumstance of Bush continuing to ride his bicycle while the capital was evacuated. The nation was put on red alert. The first lady was rushed to a super-secure loc.....- 5/14/2005 1:43:24 AM
The Public can no longer know who has a permit to carry a concealed weapon. (salon) We mentioned last month that the Texas House passed a bill to do this.Now the Senate has passed their version of the same bill, tacked onto a renewal time for handgun licence piece of legislation. Und.....- 5/14/2005 1:19:39 AM
Erin Brockovich Coming to Midlothian Next Month (salon) to eyeball the cement plants there. The law firm is teaming up with the Arlington law McCurdy & McCurdy. Together, they hope to determine whether a case can be built to link pollution from cement .....- 5/14/2005 12:33:58 AM
Why wasn't the president working like the rest of us? (joe) I'm sitting here wondering why the president of the US wasn't sitting at the white house doing some work when the plane flew into the area. I know if I decided to take a long ass bike ride in another .....- 5/13/2005 5:22:26 PM
Sen Hutchison Sponsoring a Weather Modification Bill (salon) I'm sitting here wondering why the president of the US wasn't sitting at the white house doing some work when the plane flew into the area. I know if I decided to take a long ass bike ride in another .....- 5/13/2005 2:55:50 PM
WalMart bankrolls an ad using Nazi images (salon) http://www.wakeupwalmart.com/feature/ad.pdfWhy is wholesome, hometown America WalMart sponsoring an ad in Arizona that features a Nazi book-burning image?WakeUpWalmart.com, America's campaign to chang.....- 5/13/2005 1:22:38 PM
The Broadcast Flag May be Coming Back, this time as Congressional Legislation (salon) Background:The MPAA is behind legislation that would give the FCC power to adopt regulations allowing forcible implantation of anti-copying devices into equipment. Federal court last week nixed the FC.....- 5/13/2005 12:49:05 PM
Reid Cites FBI File on Judicial Pick Henry Saad (salon) Republicans feigned outrage when Reid mentioned that he planned to filibuster Henry Saad, one of Bush's judicial nominee picks, and said: "All you need to do is have a member go upstairs and look.....- 5/13/2005 12:33:24 PM
John Bolton was also behind the false Niger Yellowcake information (salon) JOHN BOLTON PUSHED NIGER-URANIUM FIASCO AT STATE -- Then Tried to Hide his Tracks and Staff Lied to CongressHere is the excerpt from the Waxman letter:Concealment of a State Department Official's Role.....- 5/13/2005 12:05:26 PM
Texas Schools To Start After Labor Day (salon) Sen Lucio had an amendment to change the school district start dates to after Labot Day, amendment added to the school finance bill being overhauled currently.GRISD proposes a start date of August 16t.....- 5/13/2005 11:57:16 AM
Texas Military Base Closings (salon) YahooTexas: Army National Guard Reserve Center No. 2, Dallas Army National Guard Reserve Center (Hondo Pass), El Paso Army National Guard Reserve Center, California Crossing Army National Guard Reserv.....- 5/13/2005 11:08:45 AM
President Wasn't Told About the Plane Threat Until 40 Minutes Later? (salon) We mentioned yesterday that Bush was out bicycling while the pending threat to the nation was occurring. His wife was whisked away to a safe bunker, as was Cheney, Congress was evacuated, but he was o.....- 5/13/2005 10:55:20 AM
What Senator George Voinovich Said Today About John Bolton (salon) Voinovich Makes the Case Against Bolton- Read the whole articleMr. Chairman, I have to say that after poring over the hundreds of pages of testimony and – you know, I wasn’t here for those hearings, b.....- 5/13/2005 12:25:46 AM
Texas HB 1212 Parental Consent for Abortion Bill Dies (salon) A bill to require parental consent on abortions died before making it to the house floor for debate Thursday.HB 1212 requires doctors to have a parent or guardian's consent before performing abortions.....- 5/12/2005 7:48:03 PM
Iraq War News and Stats-Thursday (salon) Total US casualties- 1612; Total UK- 88. Since May 1, 2003, when Bush declared that major combat operations in US had ended ("Mission Accomplished"), 1,468 US Military members have died. An .....- 5/12/2005 1:33:09 PM
GAO's Report on Rebuilding Iraq and Transferring Security Reponsibilities to Iraq (salon) What this report says is that the information provided by the US government is faulty, and that the insurgency in Iraq has intensified.U.S. government agencies do not report reliable data on the exten.....- 5/12/2005 1:13:32 PM
Having a Stellar GPA won't be enough to guarantee admission to State Universities (salon) In Texas, there is, right now, a 10 percent rule, that says that state universities, such as UT, accept freshmen graduates from the top 10 percent of their classes; original intent of the bill was to .....- 5/12/2005 12:16:12 PM
Appointments to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (salon) are, first, the head of a Toyota company and second, Caterpillar. Another case of strange bedfellows.Gov. Rick Perry announced on Wednesday the appointments of T. Dan Friedkin of Houston and Peter Hol.....- 5/12/2005 12:05:08 PM
National Governor's Association Fighting Real ID Act (salon) The National Governors Association is threatening lawsuits to fight the legislation. And some states are threatening to ignore the legislation because they say it will cost up to $700 million for stat.....- 5/12/2005 11:57:47 AM
TX State District Judge Postponing Decision about the 2 political consultants who laundered campaign money (salon) The GOP defendants say that the election code is unconstitutional because it uses the word "cash" instead of a check. Lawyers for Jim Ellis and John Colyandro, consultants with Texans for a .....- 5/12/2005 11:21:42 AM
Judicial Activist Judges -Out of the Mainstream Nominees (salon) William Pryor blasted by Disability Rights Advocates"Fifteen years ago, Republicans and Democrats worked together to pass the Americans with Disabilities Act," said Jim Ward, president of AD.....- 5/12/2005 11:19:00 AM
Congressmen Calling for Probe into Recent Activities by Corporation for Public Broadcasting (salon) Background:Two Democratic congressmen called Wednesday for an investigation into recent activities by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, suggesting that efforts by the Republican chairman of the.....- 5/12/2005 11:08:43 AM
House Bill Would Bar Women From Serving in Combat Units (salon) An amendment sponsored by Rep John McHugh would bar women from serving in combat support and combat service support units. An Iraqi girl looks at a US Army female soldier as she searches an Iraqi woma.....- 5/12/2005 10:43:42 AM
Will the plane incident yesterday affect the Air Defense Identification Zone? (salon) The area surrounding the Capitol was intended to be temporary, Congress is about to reconsider the FAA requirements, so the timing is critical. The issue is that, due to the size of the ADIZ, it's pos.....- 5/12/2005 10:00:28 AM
Iris Scanning About to Start at Orlando Florida Airport (salon) Drawing the line between security and intrusion into privacy. At what point will citizens decide that the technologies that track where a person goes and their personal information, do identify recogn.....- 5/12/2005 9:52:37 AM
The press release for the Emergency Appropriations Bill doesn't include the Real ID Act (salon) We believe that people will stand up against the Real ID Act once they understand the implications of Congress having sneaked through a National ID Card measure by tacking it onto the war bill-not one.....- 5/12/2005 8:34:26 AM
Why didn't anyone notify Bush about the Congress evacuation? (salon) Bush was out riding a bicycle and because he was in no immediate danger, being in Maryland, he wasn't told about the plane invading protected airspace around the Capitol. Why not? Whether the Presiden.....- 5/12/2005 8:24:00 AM
President Eisenhower on Social Security (salon) "Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history.....- 5/11/2005 8:21:39 PM
What was behind Bush's Visit to Georgia? (salon) One main reason Bush visited Georgia-the United States is "on the route for a U.S.-backed pipeline linking Caspian oilfields to world markets".  The links below make it appear to be a strugg.....- 5/11/2005 7:54:59 PM
Palm Vein Authentication (salon) To get access to an area, the person doesn't have to touch the reader, but suspend the hand over the device. The device uses palm vein authentication technology, and is said to be more hygienic than a.....- 5/11/2005 3:53:45 PM
US Double Standards-When Is a Freedom Fighter a Terrorist (salon) There's a saying: "One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter". That's the case with Luis  Posada Carilles, Cuban seeking asylum in the United States. Carilles image depends on who.....- 5/11/2005 1:57:54 PM
What Is Left of Chan Chandler's Church (salon) Rev Chan ChandlerThe Rev. Chan Chandler, left, along with his wife Melody, arrive at the East Waynesville Baptist Church Tuesday, May 10, 2005, in Waynesville, N.C. Chandler, 33, has come under fire a.....- 5/11/2005 1:18:21 PM
In Days When We Were Southern Baptist (salon) Rev Chan ChandlerThe Rev. Chan Chandler, left, along with his wife Melody, arrive at the East Waynesville Baptist Church Tuesday, May 10, 2005, in Waynesville, N.C. Chandler, 33, has come under fire a.....- 5/11/2005 1:13:24 PM
US Forces Open Fire on Afghan Protesters (salon) Four protestors were killed with 50 wounded as thousands took to the streets to protest the United States interrogators actions at Guantanemo Bay.Afghan demonstrators in Jalalabad  burning Bush in eff.....- 5/11/2005 12:01:32 PM
Tom Ridge Reveals that He Often Dissented with the Administration about the Terror Alerts (salon) President Bush was ultimately responsible for this. The question is, who told Ridge to raise the terror alerts on what occasions, and why, even though there was flimsy evidence? Ridge says the "B.....- 5/11/2005 10:59:13 AM
What Political Type Are You? (salon) President Bush was ultimately responsible for this. The question is, who told Ridge to raise the terror alerts on what occasions, and why, even though there was flimsy evidence? Ridge says the "B.....- 5/11/2005 10:52:19 AM
And Halliburton Gets Bonuses (salon) !!!!!!!! - Nice work. Cost Plus, Taxpayers Pay, Halliburton overcharges... and gets bonuses.WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army said on Tuesday it had awarded $72 million in bonuses to Halliburton Co.....- 5/10/2005 7:49:18 PM
Another heinous facet of the Real ID Act which passed tonight (salon) Homeland Security has the right to take other people's property in the name of border security and the people affected will have no judicial review. Guaranteed that this one will end up in the courts .....- 5/10/2005 7:33:55 PM
Disparty in Pay Scales for Military versus Contractor (salon) Can't Recruit? Hire Private SoldiersWe are not pro-war on this blog, except in cases where we need to defend our country on our shores. We are against militarism. That said, when we read about the dra.....- 5/10/2005 7:24:46 PM
Who's Behind That Black Curtain Extolling the Virtues of Media Monopoly? (salon) Can't Recruit? Hire Private SoldiersWe are not pro-war on this blog, except in cases where we need to defend our country on our shores. We are against militarism. That said, when we read about the dra.....- 5/10/2005 7:12:34 PM
Iraq Photos (salon) An oil pipeline burns near the northern Iraq city of Kirkuk May 10 2005. Saboteurs attacked a crude oil pipeline complex near the Kirkuk fields in northern Iraq on Tuesday, a spokesman for the Iraqi O.....- 5/10/2005 2:39:39 PM
Iraqi Police Hurl Insults at US after Car Bombings (salon) After seven civilians killed, with 16 wounded, Iraqi police shouted at US soldiers.Iraqi police hurled insults at US soldiers after two suicide car bomb blasts in Baghdad killed at least seven people .....- 5/10/2005 2:28:27 PM
Voting for a Democrat who will Stand with Democratic Principles (salon) David SirotaDemocrats have a lot of challenges ahead - stopping the hard-right's agenda, fighting for the progressive cause, and pushing back against the GOP in Congress, to name a few. So it is truly.....- 5/10/2005 2:23:59 PM
Who's In DeLay's pocket? (salon) David SirotaDemocrats have a lot of challenges ahead - stopping the hard-right's agenda, fighting for the progressive cause, and pushing back against the GOP in Congress, to name a few. So it is truly.....- 5/10/2005 2:01:23 PM
The Real ID Act is being sneaked through, without debate, in the Senate (salon) Do you want a National Identification Card? We heard Sen Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee) say that it's time. We don't agree.Sensenbrenner's Real ID Act was attached to the emergency spending bill for th.....- 5/10/2005 1:48:46 PM
Bush the Hypocrite- While in Russia, Bush Kept US Press Out of the Loop (salon) Bush has the gall to criticize Putin for lacking freedom of the press, but made sure while he was in Russia, to hold the press at bay.President Bush has been critical of Vladimir Putin for imposing re.....- 5/10/2005 1:12:01 PM
Texas House passes bill that will make adults liable for serving alcohol to minors (salon) HB 2868  (Stephen Frost's bill) would hold parents liable, for example, who serve alcohol to their children's minor friends in their home, the "cool mom" problem.  Goes to the Texas Senate n.....- 5/10/2005 1:05:25 PM
Gallup Poll Shows Congress Approval is Lowest in 8 years (salon) Only 35 percent of Americans approve of the way Congress is doing their job, including most Republicans and most Democrats.PRINCETON, NJ -- These are not good days for Congress. The latest Gallup surv.....- 5/10/2005 12:50:59 PM
Gallup Poll Shows that 2/3 of Americans Want to Keep the Filibuster Rule in Place (salon) Who does that put out of the mainstream? Those Republicans in the Senate who aren't paying attention to what the people in this country want.The heated debate over the filibuster rule in the U.S. Sena.....- 5/10/2005 12:47:14 PM
Women Leaders Speak out About Brown and Owens' Deplorable Judicial Records (salon) Democrats have approved almost all of Bush's judicial nominees but believe that Janice Rogers Brown and Phyllis Owens are out of the mainstream, don't judicate based on the law, but on their own perso.....- 5/10/2005 12:45:12 PM
Military Bases in Georgia - Russian and US (salon) Watching the Tbilisi, Georgia rally in Freedom Square that Bush is attending today, with the Georgians singing the Star-Spangled Banner after Bush's comments.  Bush treads on sensitive ground with res.....- 5/10/2005 12:15:10 PM
More on Latino Strange Bedfellows (salon) We watched a press conference yesterday regarding judicial appointments, led by Sen Cornyn, and which included Robert de Posada, and Rev Miguel Rivera. They spoke about Miguel Estrada and Priscilla Ow.....- 5/10/2005 7:58:13 AM
May is Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month (salon) We thoroughly enjoyed the City of Glen Rose meeting last night. One interesting item was the proposed addition to Frontier Broadband to the city tower for wireless internet. Currently the city has a n.....- 5/9/2005 11:23:31 PM
Greg Abbott Rebuked the Texas Ethics Committee for Fighting Earle's Subpoena (salon) Ronnie Earle has subpoenaed information about Republican fund-raising from the Texas Ethics Committee. What would an "ethics" committee do? This one is fighting the subpoena. Greg Abbott, a .....- 5/9/2005 10:50:53 PM
TX Senate's School Funding Plan Favors the Rich- Tax Cuts for those making more than $140,000 (salon) But everyone else would see a net increase in taxes.  Why is the Texas Senate favoring the well-to-do?Middle-class Texans — those who make between $40,000 and $52,000 — would see the highest increase .....- 5/9/2005 10:31:49 PM
You Have About Six Hours after a Loved One Dies to Make Sure His Corneas are not Harvested (salon) Widow challenges law allowing harvesting of corneas.Travis County Coroner's Office taking corneas from the dead without asking family permission; state law says they can do that.Angelia Steadtler, of .....- 5/9/2005 3:24:17 PM
More Bush Goofs From his Netherlands and Latvia Trip (salon) First, we read about Bush not getting the attention he felt he deserved.RIGA, Latvia -     {activateYQinl(this);return false;}" href="http://search.news.yahoo.com/search/news/?p=President+Bush">Presid.....- 5/9/2005 3:20:57 PM
About that Dutch student meeting-why were the press issued out of the room? (salon) We noted the other day that Bush actually took questions from the audience in the Netherlands, unlike here. But why, after one or two tough questions, were reporters ushered out? Was Bush afraid to le.....- 5/9/2005 3:05:26 PM
Bush as a Warm-Up Act, Upstaged by Laura (salon) Seems Bush doesn't quite care for being second-bananaA few minutes into his routine at the annual White House correspondents' dinner, Laura Bush took the mike in a rehearsed move and delivered a rolli.....- 5/9/2005 2:59:00 PM
School Board and City of Glen Rose Race Results (salon) GRISD School BoardE F "Pete" Moore- Mike McNally Kelley Snodgrass Mike Davis City of Glen RoseMayorMitchell George 74Pam Miller 203CouncilGlenn Wilson  and Ernie Daugherty4B Sales Tax was de.....- 5/9/2005 1:08:09 PM
Disabling RFIDs (salon) GRISD School BoardE F "Pete" Moore- Mike McNally Kelley Snodgrass Mike Davis City of Glen RoseMayorMitchell George 74Pam Miller 203CouncilGlenn Wilson  and Ernie Daugherty4B Sales Tax was de.....- 5/9/2005 12:14:16 AM
Hypocrite Bush takes questions from Dutch youth but can't do it in the US (salon) Bush is notorious for his closed, hand-picked fake town hall meetings where no one in the audience asks questions, most of them are supporters who were invited, and the people on stage are supporters .....- 5/8/2005 11:50:32 PM
On Rep Clifford Bundy Stearns and Communications Influence (salon) Rep Stearns has reintroduced the Broadcast Ownership for the 21st Century Bill in April of this year. The Center for Public Integrity notes how many contributions he received from the communications i.....- 5/8/2005 11:16:25 PM
"The Dogs Won't Eat It" - Bush's Social Security Dog Food (salon) Business Week:Americans have taken a long, hard look at the idea of private accounts -- and most don't like it. The President needs to rethinkThere's an old advertising industry joke that goes like th.....- 5/8/2005 11:00:31 PM
Stearns Reintroduces the Broadcast Ownership for the 21st Century Act (Media Ownership Rules back) (salon) The FCC tried, unsuccessfully, to alter Media Ownership Rules by allowing cross-ownership by one entity of another type in the same market.  For example, a tv or radio station could also own a newspap.....- 5/8/2005 10:54:15 PM
Biden Scolds Rice for Ignoring Requests about Bolton (salon) Sen Lugar, the other day, told Rice that she could ignore Biden's requests for information, which didn't sit well with Sen Biden. Saturday, Sen Biden scolded Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sat.....- 5/8/2005 6:27:16 PM
Bush Works to Defame FDR's Memory (salon) First, by attempting to dismantle FDR's Social Security program, all the while mouthing praise to the man whose program he wants to gut, and second, by his comments during the visit to the Balkans.The.....- 5/8/2005 1:46:17 PM
Reid on Orrin Hatch and the Filibuster (salon)    Reid called Utah Sen. Bob Bennett "totally rational" in their discussions of the issue, but said Hatch is another matter. Hatch claims the minority party has created a crisis in the court.....- 5/8/2005 1:17:58 PM
Cisco Plans to launch a wireless RFID server that will track personnel through tags in uniforms (salon) The people being tracked will show up on a central map; thus the server doesn't only track assets but people as well. The technology uses active RFID tags, which have their own power source.The Wirele.....- 5/8/2005 12:05:03 PM
Sunset Safaris at Fossil Rim (salon) Older article in the Dallas Morning News extolls the delights of Fossil Rim's Sunset Safari tour. Good article.What it is: Glen Rose's Fossil Rim Wildlife Center boasts 1,800 acres dotted with endange.....- 5/8/2005 11:56:03 AM
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