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Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 11/3/2014-Home Improvement Edition (salon) Went to Home Depot TWICE this weekend, the second time to get some cedar boards and a couple of 2x2s. Basically, I have a dog problem in the chain link pen I made a year or so ago. That is that when t.....- 11/3/2014 10:33:50 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/30/2014 (salon) This was weird. Man walks out of a football game at halftime and disappears. Remember that lady some years back from the midwest that disappeared that showed up after meeting some guy in Las Vegas? Wh.....- 10/30/2014 4:39:40 PM
Doctor Expressed STRONG Concerns about Ray Reynolds and TORCH (salon) I recently did a couple of public information requests to the Somervell County Hospital District. In particular, I asked for communications between doctors/other medical personnel and board members.He.....- 10/30/2014 11:40:02 AM
Those Sneaky Sneaky Texas Toll Roads- Blacklands Corridor-2014 (salon) Toll Roads are Zombies. Just when you think you have struck them dead, they pop up from behind a tree and Walk Again. People have noticed that an important planning document released by the Texas.....- 10/29/2014 9:43:54 AM
How Much Has Absent Rick Perry Cost Us So Far this Year? 3.3 million in security Bills (salon) WaPost -- Gov. Rick Perry's (R) out-of-state travel has cost Texas taxpayers $3.3 million in security bills since he won re-election in 2010. Most of that, $1.8 million, came betwee.....- 10/29/2014 9:03:49 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/29/2014 (salon) Donkey doing really well. Hub saw him out in the field playing with the deer yesterday. When I fed him last night, looked like the swelling from the geld is down all the way.  Going to work on.....- 10/29/2014 9:24:48 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/28/2014 (salon) Flu season is here. You know how when your spouse gets sick and you're sort of waiting to see if or when it will hit you too? That's ME! I feel GREAT today! Is it really the Calm Before the St.....- 10/28/2014 10:54:19 AM
Open Records Complaint to Texas AG-10/28/2014 (salon) Readers may remember that some years back, I requested salary information from various government entities. One of the ones I asked, Somervell County Hospital Authority (now District) didn't want .....- 10/28/2014 10:22:42 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/26/2014 (salon) Went to the most CHARMING party last night, anniversary party for some dear friends of me and hub. Wonderful setting, they had music performed from some talented musicians and singers from their churc.....- 10/26/2014 8:22:10 AM
Movies I Want To see (salon) Birdman with Michael Keaton. Keaton WAS Batman. And this review of the movie Birdman sounds like it will be outstanding.  Fury out with Brad Pitt, who is, in my opinion, way too old for the ro.....- 10/23/2014 10:50:24 AM
Rick Perry Dropped the Ball on Ebola -Too Busy Being Out of the Country??? (salon) Texas Tribune Lessons are being learned from mistakes, Perry has readily admitted. But as public concern about the disease grows, he and other Texas leaders are pointing fingers at the .....- 10/23/2014 10:34:56 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/23/2014-Link Dump! (salon) This is hilarious.  Drought monitor for Texas this week I like the idea of Ello, an anti-Facebook social network. Anybody running against Don Young in Alaska? Partial Solar Eclipse to.....- 10/23/2014 9:55:39 AM
Video-City of Glen Rose - Rezoning Request for Bridget St - Oct 2014 (Marilyn Phillips) (salon) This is hilarious.  Drought monitor for Texas this week I like the idea of Ello, an anti-Facebook social network. Anybody running against Don Young in Alaska? Partial Solar Eclipse to.....- 10/22/2014 6:19:11 PM
Video-City of Glen Rose on a property tax reduction for seniors over 65 and disabled - Oct 2014 (salon) This is hilarious.  Drought monitor for Texas this week I like the idea of Ello, an anti-Facebook social network. Anybody running against Don Young in Alaska? Partial Solar Eclipse to.....- 10/22/2014 6:14:51 PM
Margaret Drake and City of Glen Rose about the Bridge Over the Paluxy Oct 2014 (salon) This is hilarious.  Drought monitor for Texas this week I like the idea of Ello, an anti-Facebook social network. Anybody running against Don Young in Alaska? Partial Solar Eclipse to.....- 10/22/2014 6:22:42 PM
Prop 1 on the Ballot- What IS IT? Does it REALLY not include toll roads? (salon) I constitutionally don't like vaguely worded amendments. Prop 1 says The constitutional amendment providing for the use and dedication of certain money transferred to the state highway fund t.....- 10/22/2014 5:59:05 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/22/2014 (salon) I VOTED! Went down to the Somervell County courthouse early this morning and early voted. Mostly Democrat, of course, to include WENDY DAVIS and Letiticia Van Putte. At least, if they don't either.....- 10/22/2014 11:09:19 AM
You! You're a WIFE! No Freedom of Speech for You Unless Your Husband Approves (Political Wives) (salon) "Did you admonish your wife not to post that?"  I was extremely surprised the other day to hear a prominent male, Andy Lucas, Somervell County Attorney indicate that he believed.....- 10/22/2014 6:43:12 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/21/2014-Animals Animals Animals (salon) I wonder what other people do with their animals when they go out of town. I have an arrangement with a good friend of mine that I watch her horses and dogs and she watches all my menagerie. It works .....- 10/21/2014 7:54:20 PM
Dr Mike Davis Talks about Flu and Ebola at the Citizen's Center- Oct 2014 (salon) (Correction-I had Mark Davis instead of Mike Davis) I noticed last week that Dr Davis was going to give a talk at the Citizen's center over lunch and decided to go down and record. I haven.....- 10/21/2014 2:16:18 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/20/2014 (salon) Donkey seems to be adjusting well to being gelded. Walking a little more slowly than usual, and a little swollen in significant areas, but otherwise doing great! Once he gets better, hopefully by next.....- 10/20/2014 10:56:23 PM
Texas Voter Photo ID Law goes into effect immediately, as per the US Supreme Court (pstern) This requirement is effective immediately. Here is a list of the acceptable forms of photo ID: Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Texas Election .....- 10/18/2014 12:37:04 PM
Technical and background info about blog somervell county salon (salon) Maybe a little esoteric but in case you're interested. Some years ago I wanted to get my own domain for the purpose of, blog style, discussing political issues. Rather than pay for a new domain, h.....- 10/17/2014 10:52:07 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/16/2014- Donkey Day (salon) Well, today's the say that the vet is coming from Granbury to geld the donkey. I've got the donkey penned up right now, he's not really thrilled with being penned, but I'll be danged i.....- 10/16/2014 12:10:52 PM
Excursus about Open Records in Texas- Emphasis on Somervell County Salon Open Records (salon) I for a very long time had a page on my site, Somervell County Salon (salon.glenrose.net) listing various open records documents that I had requested over time. At the time I pretty much stopped going.....- 10/16/2014 10:38:06 AM
Some Video Clips of the City of Glen Rose City Council Meeting Oct 13 2014 (salon) Here's the agenda More later to update this after they're uploaded About the Water Quality (using wells) CVB Report Oakdale Report City Administrator Report C.....- 10/15/2014 9:17:54 PM
2nd Ebola Case in Texas-WHERE'S RICK PERRY? Oh Yeah, in Europe (salon) Here's the agenda More later to update this after they're uploaded About the Water Quality (using wells) CVB Report Oakdale Report City Administrator Report C.....- 10/14/2014 8:45:58 PM
Compliments to Glen Rose City Council/Mayor Dennis Moore for Running Such a Professional Govt Meeting (salon) I went to the City of Glen Rose meeting last night, in particular to hear two items on the agenda, with my video camera. Over the next couple of days, I'll put up audio and some video of the meeti.....- 10/14/2014 10:23:00 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/12/2014 (salon) Just LOOK at how little girls have dressed up in costumes. LOVE this. -Mashable. Texas Presbyterian Health care being run through the ringer for the service they provided to two people who died of .....- 10/12/2014 11:43:33 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/11/2014 (salon) Supposed you wanted to look up public records about any complaints issued about doctors? Texas Medical Board!  Karen Burroughs  Justus Peters - In fact, the Justus Peters one is so interesti.....- 10/11/2014 10:59:20 AM
Tone -Deaf Microsoft's Nadella says Women Shouldn't ask for raises but wait on Good Karma (salon) Read something tonight that boggles the  mind. Head of Microsoft Nadella said at a conference (and not just ANY conference but one FOR WOMEN IN TECH) the following He had been asked to give .....- 10/10/2014 12:56:18 AM
What's the Deal with the Alcohol Petition? (Red Barn- Glen Rose) (salon) Update: Went down to Red Barn and took a pic of the petition.(Click to see bigger). Says "The legal sale of all alcoholic beverages including mixed beverages" and La venta legal de todas alc.....- 10/9/2014 12:00:20 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/9/2014 (salon) Met a wonderful lady the other day  who raises horses and donkeys. I was telling her about what I was doing to train the donkey and she said "Oh, that will take forever" and suggested I.....- 10/9/2014 11:32:47 AM
Some Video Clips of the Somervell County Hospital District Meeting 9/25/2014 (salon) Got a chance to listen to the last Somervell County Hospital District meeting today after asking a board member for a copy of the video.Incidentally, I think I"m going to ask one of the board mem.....- 10/9/2014 12:05:19 AM
Video - Glen Rose Economic Development Board Meeting- Oct 6 2014 (4b-CVB) (salon) Went to the 4b board meeting (GREDC) this last Monday night 10/6/2014. Here's the agenda for the meeting  Finances -Bank Balance   Status of Signs on the highway. Apparently.....- 10/8/2014 9:41:33 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/6/2014- (salon) This commercial brought tears to my eyes hahah With all the Supreme Court decisions that allow various states to decide if they will discriminate or not, it really makes it seem that we .....- 10/6/2014 12:17:05 PM
Video of Burglars September 2014- Robbing Store in Glen Rose-Somervell Co TX (salon) Courtesy Dr Mike. A few comments about this. The first guy is not only not wearing gloves but smokes a cigarette and throws the butt into trash can. The second guy appears to be wearing a bozo .....- 10/6/2014 12:46:48 PM
Selling stuff within television shows or movies (salon) Recently, I was watching a show, can't remember now which one, but at one point, a cop pointed to the floor and said "Isn't that tile Windstruck Meadows" or something. It was so inco.....- 10/4/2014 9:11:52 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/3/2014- Gone Girl Edition- HATED IT!!! (salon) I'm not a Ben Affleck fan, think he's kind of dumb and not a very good actor (and he is NOT Batman... ever) , but I do like Rosamund Pike. I haven't done much reading for awhile but decide.....- 10/3/2014 7:59:48 PM
Does Being a Good Citizen Require You Run for Office? (salon) Just had an interesting conversation with someone while out running errands.Gentleman said that if people really care about an issue, they should run for office in order to get it done. Was thinking a.....- 10/3/2014 2:44:10 PM
Somervell County- Flush Times are Over.... (2014) (salon) Saw this article from Sept 6 2014 Fort Worth Star-Telegram that talks about how the tax rate is the same but now Somervell County is dipping from reserves while Luminant pays 1 million bucks less than.....- 10/3/2014 8:49:10 AM
On Minutes by various entities in Somervell County and Glen Rose (Oct 2014)-Updated to add video (salon) I was curious about how the Somervell County Commissioners court minutes looked as of today, Oct 2 1014. For one thing, they were only posted through March 31 of 2014 (missing April, May, June, July, .....- 10/3/2014 7:45:56 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/2/2014 (salon) I'm thinking about video recording some of the local government meetings again. I heard about one coming up at City of Glen Rose regarding a rehab center for alcohol and drugs. I don't know mu.....- 10/2/2014 11:29:02 AM
EFH- 10.3 MILLION Bucks loss in August 2014 (salon) DMN Late summer, when temperatures usually soar above 100 degrees in Texas, is a time power companies typically record some of their largest profits of the year. But mild temperatures this sum.....- 10/1/2014 11:49:56 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/1/2014- Fall Housecleaning (salon) Techie stuff ahead so if you're bored by this type of thing, you can skip. I was looking at the site the other day and thinking about a few things I want to fix. One of them is the comment system......- 10/1/2014 12:26:56 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 9/30/2014 (salon) Spying on Americans - basis of surveillance by NSA based on 1981 Reagan executive order Have read so many creepy Uber stories lately. Here's another. SO CUTE!!! Student who wanted his high s.....- 9/30/2014 1:19:27 PM
Top Viewed Posts on Somervell County Salon for Sept and Aug 2014 (salon) Haven't done this for awhile. Here, in order of most viewed, are posts for September and then August September 2014    1  Ooops! Glen Rose Reporter Got It Wrong re: Augus.....- 9/29/2014 11:54:13 PM
BEST vs. HARPER - Updated 9/4/2016 (pharper) In a lawsuit filed by George Darrell Best on August 27th, 2014 in District Court, Best is asking a court to remove me from the office I was duly elected to hold by the registered voters of the Distric.....- 9/29/2014 11:45:55 AM
Why the SILENCE from Rick Perry on DWI Case Jack Stick? DOUBLE STANDARD (salon) Texas Tribune - Watch this guy refuse to do a DWI test. It's Republican Jack Stick, the top lawyer for the state’s sprawling health care agency, which was recently accused in a fed.....- 9/28/2014 12:57:43 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 9/28/2014 - MORE Donkey! 24x7 (salon) Hah! Friend loaned me some cattle panels and I think I'd like to make them into a fenced in area backing up to the chicken house-that would put the wall on the north side and then I could put up s.....- 9/28/2014 2:57:39 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 9/26/2014-Donkeys and Video Edition (salon) Going great with the donkey training until this morning. I got a halter on him last night and he was absolutely fine with it. Friend came over and helped me figure out how tight to make the harness, a.....- 9/28/2014 2:41:12 PM
Oops! Texas Enterprise Fund Audit Problems (Rick Perry and his Poor Management *Skills* (salon) I wrote about this in 2011 poking fun at Rick *Texas Enterprise Fund* Perry and his lies about TARP DMN The first independent audit of the Texas Enterprise Fund shows that the governor’s.....- 9/25/2014 12:32:21 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for sep 25, 2014 (salon) Still working with younger donkey. Yesterday I got a small halter just for him, and some horse treats. Spending time today getting him used to being penned up and next thing I'm doing is to put we.....- 9/25/2014 9:36:20 AM
Video- Tax Rate Vote to 11.95 by Somervell County Hospital District 6 For 1 Against (salon) Who voted for? Brett Nabors, Karen Burroughs, John Parker, Chip Harrison, Ron Hankins, Eugene Brode. Who voted against? Paul Harper Incidentally, as a matter of humour, take a stroll down m.....- 9/24/2014 11:25:16 PM
Reassessing Immigration's Cost-KERA's Think (salon) I was out yesterday and heard this on the radio- a discussion on THINK from Robert Lawson about how there is less government spending with the influx of immigrants.  Along that same line, ther.....- 9/24/2014 9:15:44 AM
WHY does Glen Rose Healthcare Inc need shortfall money? (salon) One more muse for the day, since I've been thinking about Somervell County Hospital District board members voting 4/2 NOT to follow the 501a contract that says they're supposed to have the doc.....- 9/24/2014 8:26:16 AM
Rick Perry Wants to Go to Europe, Avoid His First Pre-Trial Hearing (salon) DMN Perry has plans to fly to Europe on Oct. 12 and visit England, Poland, Croatia, Romania and the Baltics. The motion to the judge from Perry’s attorneys sounded aggrieved that their r.....- 9/24/2014 8:13:05 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 9/24/2014 (salon) Donkeys! One of my friends has some cattle pens and brought them over to make a holding pen for the donkey I plan to get gelded after I get him used to a halter. I spent some time looking up cattle pe.....- 9/24/2014 7:58:49 AM
501a (Glen Rose Healthcare Inc) Exists to provide financial support (shortfall) to doctors (Video: Ray Reynolds) (salon) Background on the 501a slush fund.Ray Reynolds says the reason for the contract with the 501a is for shortfall money. Since, as Mr Reynolds explains, the 501a is a separate organization, NOT pa.....- 9/23/2014 8:23:10 PM
Budgets and Line Items and Philosophies (Video of Karen Burroughs -Somervell County Hospital District) (salon) When it came out some years back that, for the second time in my lifetime, the banks were screwing over the taxpayers, I was aghast that no one seemed to have had any oversight on what they were doing.....- 9/23/2014 5:35:22 PM
Ray Reynolds Comments on the Somervell County Hospital District Budget Complying with the law (salon) I've been pretty busy the last days with my donkeys, but found some time today to watch some Somervell County Hospital District meetings (full videos posted on the Glen Rose Medical Center website.....- 9/23/2014 5:07:47 PM
Laughing at Rick *Oops* Perry O Day- Joan Rivers Abortion and Indictment Edition (salon) Duh. Again, proof that glasses don't add brains. Rick Perry tried to use Joan Rivers to push his restrictive abortion law Rivers was undergoing a routine procedure at a New York outpatient su.....- 9/22/2014 1:55:21 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 9/22/2014 (salon) Time of year to start ordering wildflower seeds. Have worked really hard over the last 15 years to make a covering over calechi and rock and, at least in some previous years, have had some fabulous bl.....- 9/22/2014 12:23:40 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 9/21/2014 (salon) Microchips being used in sports Omar Gonzales was from Copperas Cove Well, this is creepy. I remember watching a network show a year or two ago where the topic was "Would your children do t.....- 9/21/2014 12:57:23 PM
On Freedom of Speech, Civility and Ayaan Hirsi Ali (salon)  I had not heard of this woman before the other day, although I have heard of the issue of female mutilation, and don't have a settled opinion on whether her viewpoint of Islam is valid .....- 9/21/2014 12:26:09 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused 9/20/2014 -Donkey Edition (salon) Haven't written about my donkeys in about a year. I have two wonderful male donkeys, one which is a male of indeterminate age, probably at least 8-10 years, (has had 2 separate owners before me)&n.....- 9/20/2014 10:56:14 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused 9/19/2014 (salon) Yes. This is pandering. Still love it anyway Is Chris Christie the R frontrunner again? you own things!  At last, someone in Congress has noticed how “intellectual property r.....- 9/19/2014 2:51:25 PM
Geez. Took Long Enough- NOW the Trinity Toll Road Viewed as a MISTAKE (salon) I have to admit, when I first read about Dallas going to build a toll road BY THE TRINITY RIVER through a park, I wondered who the fool was profiting from that one? I mean, the Trinity FLOODS!  W.....- 9/18/2014 2:43:22 PM
Oh. So THIS is why Ron Washington left the Rangers-Cheated on his wife (salon) And now we know. Thursday afternoon, Washington made his first public appearance since his resignation. In a brief prepared statement that was long on emotions and short on details, Washington, w.....- 9/18/2014 2:24:40 PM
About the Glen Rose Medical Center Budget- Went from THREE pages to a thick binder (salon) As a taxpayer, with opinions that are STRICTLY my own, I wondered why the Somervell County Hospital District came up with a tax rate number without basing it on a budget FIRST. Seems like the cart goi.....- 9/18/2014 1:27:17 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Sep 18 2014 (salon) Yeah! It's raining!  Hobby Lobby ruling helping out a child labor violator A federal judge has ruled that a member of the Fundamentalist LDS Church does not have to answer questions a.....- 9/18/2014 12:38:08 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Sep 17 2014 (salon) Bike lanes in Seattle-this reminds me of Copenhagen-wonderful!  Joan Rivers doctor snapped a selfie during the procedure. California is going to regulate groundwater for the first time......- 9/17/2014 1:58:39 PM
Bill Flores Pretends to be for Waco Mammoth Site but doesn't want it FUNDED (salon) Oh, please. Then, Mr. Flores, don't pretend to be all for it when your bill said it could NEVER be federally funded. From Socratic Gadfly Gloria Young, treasurer of the Waco Mammoth Foundati.....- 9/16/2014 3:22:50 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Sep 16, 2014 (salon) I don't know how I have missed this in my life up to this time, but I recently had occasion to eat creme brulee. I loved it! Loved the creamy texture of the pudding with the crunchy torched sugar .....- 9/16/2014 12:58:40 PM
Somervell County Hospital District Lurches Towards RAISING YOUR TAXES (Sep 16 2014) (salon) Ron Hankins first proposed TWELVE CENTS and then joked about it being like marketing to bring it down to 11.95 to the raucous applause of the unruly buffoons in attendance at the meeting a couple of w.....- 9/16/2014 10:29:11 AM
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