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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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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
Chet Edwards Votes This Week (salon) Houston Chronicle: 1. Iraq War Budget: Approved, 368-58, the conference report on a bill (HR 1268) providing $76 billion this fiscal year for U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.  This brings tota.....- 5/8/2005 11:40:35 AM
Result of Bush's Cuts to the National Park Service are Increases in Poaching (salon) Good to know that a number of congressmen are sending a bill for more funding to Congress shortly, to counteract the cuts Bush has made, despite saying he would not. The nation's leading park advocacy.....- 5/7/2005 11:58:47 PM
Roundup of Bush's Anti-Environment Plan to Stop Forest Protections (salon) National Environmental Trust- Bush Administration Ends Safeguards for Pristine National Forests; Aim is Logging, Mining, Drilling Conservationists ChargeToday the Bush Administration announced that it.....- 5/7/2005 11:52:14 PM
Like the Medicaid Prescription Drug Benefit? Bush Wants to Cut Your Food Stamps (salon) The rationale is that if an elderly person has to spend less of his or her money on prescription drugs, he won't need food stamps. Dr. Mark B. McClellan, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and .....- 5/7/2005 9:30:45 PM
Kissy Faces Won't Help Bush With Gas Prices (salon) Newsweek talks about what else can go wrong for BushBush and Prince Abdullah-all that lip action and hand holding couldn't get Abdullah to give a price break to Bush on gas prices.The article discusse.....- 5/7/2005 9:20:40 PM
FOIA Questions about the Pentagon Channel (salon) The one-year anniversary of the launch of the Pentagon Channel is coming up on May 14, 2005 We had some questions about the Pentagon Channel, and the answers we received have raised some more which we.....- 5/7/2005 5:12:16 PM
Bush is Protested by Netherlanders-Thousands of Dutch Turn out (salon) If you want to stop terrorism, stop participating in itUPDATE: MAASTRICHT, Netherlands (AP) -- Thousands of anti-war activists protested U.S. President George W. Bush's visit to the Netherlands on Sat.....- 5/7/2005 1:52:48 PM
Latvian Protestor Reaction to Bush's Visit (salon) - 5/7/2005 10:09:09 AM
Glen Rose GRISD Proposes Start Date of August 16th, 2005 for 2005-2006 School Year (salon) TEA's date for school to start, for the state, is August 20th and GRISD must seek a waiver to start it earlier, as well as hold a public hearing to discuss comments for or against. Minutes from the Fe.....- 5/7/2005 8:37:15 AM
Media Types Serve Different Purposes (salon) Television, by its very nature, is not a medium optimized for careful thought and introspection in the same way that reading a book, a newspaper article or a article online is. The book "Amusing .....- 5/7/2005 8:26:44 AM
Reid Calls Bush a "Loser" and he's Wrong Because (salon) - 5/7/2005 7:44:47 AM
Court Rules Against FCC's Broadcast Flag Rule (salon) BackgroundWe're pleased to see that the court ruled against the FCC's Broadcast Rule. In the case of the American Library Association versus FCC and Motion Picture Association of America, the court ru.....- 5/7/2005 7:15:42 AM
MEPI-what are the programs? (salon) We are interested in finding out more about MEPI (Middle East Partnership Initiative), particularly the education outreach programs. MEPI is a Democratization program. The Department of State has this.....- 5/7/2005 12:00:36 AM
Senator Judd Greg, Republican, Cares about Clean Water- Will Block Shielding MTBE Makers (salon) Unlike Tom DeLay, who pushed through the provision in the ill-advised energy bill that would prevent manufacturers who knowingly have been putting MTBE into the water, Judd Greg cares. CONCORD, N.H. M.....- 5/6/2005 10:37:02 PM
Polls Consistently Show that the only thing people support with Social Security is raising the cap (salon) - 5/6/2005 10:26:06 PM
88 Members of Congress Call Upon Bush to Explain Iraq Secret Memo (salon) Were arrangements being made, including the recruitment of allies, before you soughtCongressional authorization go to war.Chet Edwards is not among them. Why not?We write because of troubling revelati.....- 5/6/2005 10:13:07 PM
Clergymen Need to Stay out of Electioneering (salon) HR 235 seeks to amend the IRS tax code to permit clergymen to endorse political candidates from their religious podiums, and still maintain a tax exemption.Much as the religious extremists would like .....- 5/6/2005 9:48:51 PM
Reaction from the White House on the memo that shows Bush Made the Intelligence Fit His Iraq Policy (salon) Background:The principal U.S. intelligence analysis, called a National Intelligence Estimate, wasn't completed until October 2002, well after the United States and United Kingdom had apparently decide.....- 5/6/2005 5:28:25 PM
Republicans Vote Down Amendment to Ban Propaganda from the Department of Education (salon) On the pretext that this resolution was embarrassing to Bush, Republicans voted down a resolution which would have prevented the Department of Education from being able to produce and distribute VNR p.....- 5/6/2005 12:46:29 AM
American Jobs-Outsourced? Yes, but also H1b Guest Worker Visas to bring in people to take jobs (salon) We read the other day that Bill Gates is all for H-1b Visas. In fact, he backhanded the expertise and intelligence of Americans at the same time that he said asking for removal of cap limits on the nu.....- 5/6/2005 7:23:16 PM
Oll for Food Program Versus Bush Administration Mishandling of Iraqi Funds (salon) Left CoasterThe next time you hear our opponents on the right complain about Saddam, the UN, and the lack of accountability with the Oil for Food program, remember that the Bush Administration seems t.....- 5/5/2005 4:53:06 PM
Lugar Continues His Heavy-Handed Rush Through of Bolton (salon) We read in the Washington Note that Sen Lugar, on the heels of attempting to shut down any type of discussion about Bolton's qualifications, including additional hearings from those who had unfortunat.....- 5/5/2005 4:48:24 PM
GOP Retracts Slanderous Report (Altering Congressional Record) (salon) Background:Republicans realize that their tactics are underhanded and wrong, since they have agreed to do as they should have, in the first place, ie, writing unaltered data into the Congressional Rec.....- 5/5/2005 4:31:37 PM
The Real ID Act-Sneaked into the military appropriations bill HR 1268 passed today (salon) We can't fault Chet Edwards for wanting to make certain there is enough money to support the troops properly, and thereby voting for appropriations. We do take issue with 2 other items, however. One i.....- 5/5/2005 2:21:38 PM
Cheney's Town Hall Meeting in Smyrna (salon) Cheney, at a town hall meeting on May 2, 2005  that was populated by Republicansthere are a number of members of Congress of the other faith who have said that we don't need to do anythingCheney is no.....- 5/4/2005 10:34:45 PM
Latinos and Social Security-The Bush Snake Oil Show and The Latino Coalition (salon) The Washington Post had an article today about Bush's visit to one particular group, meeting in Washington, DC, The Latino Coalition. Since Bush is notorious for speaking to groups that only agree wit.....- 5/4/2005 8:36:44 PM
Anti-US Protest in Berlin (salon) - 5/4/2005 5:59:14 PM
Cheerleading Bill- Tommy Merritt (salon) - 5/4/2005 5:30:17 PM
Voter ID Bill Hits Snag in the Texas Senate (salon) Star-TelegramThe same day the House gave final approval to a bill requiring Texans to show at least one form of identification before voting, Senate Democrats said they have the support to block the b.....- 5/4/2005 5:28:07 PM
Where Part of the Iraq Appropriations Bill Money Goes (salon) As you read this, consider the Social Security trust fund in contrastMR. FILKINS:  Yeah.  There's actually a company in Baghdad that does nothing except offer rides to the airport and back.  They've g.....- 5/4/2005 1:55:50 PM
Even Trent Lott is Against Bush's Social Security Privitazation and Indexing Scheme (salon) From Bush's Canton, Mississippi Snake Oil ShowEven some Republicans object. After Bush's speech here, Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., told reporters he has qualms about Bush's latest plan to change the way .....- 5/4/2005 1:46:16 PM
Another Unpleasant Aspect of the Energy Bill-Exemptions from the 1969 National Environmental Policy Act (salon) More examples of why this Energy Bill is a giveaway to the Energy corporationsBut in the future, companies like Barrett that produce oil and gas in the Rocky Mountain West may not have to undergo that.....- 5/4/2005 1:24:56 PM
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