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Trump's Moral Vacuum - Bullies and Trumpcare (salon) USA Today Trumpcare is the result not of a thoughtful process, but nine months of tearing down every element of the law he could possibly touch — from outreach to marketing support to state.....- 10/17/2017 7:21:06 AM
Some Interesting Logical Fallacy Resources (salon) - 10/17/2017 7:14:33 AM
Plans for Somervell County Salon - October 2017 (salon) Have had some spotty errors over the last 6 months here and there, including lost content. I've had this software, which I have heavily modified, for quite some time, and have been pondering on wh.....- 10/12/2017 7:54:02 PM
Somervell County Jail Logs/Sheriff Incident Reports/Fire-EMS - Sept 1 2017 thru Oct 10 2017 (salon) - 10/12/2017 12:23:22 PM
Kudos to Brian Watts and John Curtis (Somervell County) re: Check Registers (2017) (salon) Suppose you want, as a taxpayer in Somervell County, to see exactly how various monies are spent. The way to do that, in any government arena, is by looking at the check registers (and also credit car.....- 10/12/2017 11:44:49 AM
Dale Hanson on Trump's Response to NFL Protests - Video-Anthem Protests NOT about disrespecting the flag (salon) - 10/11/2017 12:39:33 PM
Donald Trump is a Disgusting Person- from the Howard Stern Tapes (salon) Daily Beast I *guess* this was meant as a way to praise the Marines but wow, it makes him look like a creep... The former reality TV host then shares a story with Stern about the tim.....- 10/11/2017 12:40:31 PM
Grand Jury Indictments for Somervell County from August 16, 2017 (salon)   PDF Note that by law Somervell County is not allowed to disclose the names of those who have not yet been arrested on an indictment. Once arrested those names wi.....- 10/11/2017 12:38:58 PM
What about the Promise 10 year lease with Somervell County for the Amphitheatre? (salon) When looking at the budget for this year earlier today, I couldn't find any reference to the $1.00 per month that the "Promise in Glen Rose Inc" pays to Somervell County to lease the amp.....- 10/11/2017 12:38:04 PM
Some interesting info from Somervell County 2018 Proposed Budget (salon) Link to the budget - posted on the Somervell County website. Budget was approved and adopted on Sept 18 2017 This budget will raise more revenue from property taxes than last year's budg.....- 10/11/2017 12:37:16 PM
Rowan Co NC Commissioners Vote to Appeal Prayer Ruling to SCOTUS (salon) Have been following the Rowan Co NC prayer lawsuit in which Rowan Co NC commissioners, from the dais, offered up partisan  (better, government sponsored sectarian) prayer during commissioner.....- 10/11/2017 12:36:04 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 9/7/2017 (salon) It's been a terrific spring and summer, busy with a lot of projects, and now about midway done with all of them. I have some plans for this site in the next month or two, to make it more community.....- 9/7/2017 12:48:33 PM
UPDATED 9/8/2017 -GRISD Public School Supporting Christian Mission thru SchoolToolBox.com (2017) (salon) Update: FFRF had written a letter to GRISD     which was answered by the law firm representing Glen Rose Independent School District. (Wayne Rotan was cc'd on this lette.....- 9/7/2017 11:27:21 AM
City of Glen Rose Texas Lack of Transparency (2017) (salon) The City of Glen Rose audio records only one of their meetings, the regular Glen Rose Town Council meeting each month. They do not record special sessions, It's unclear if the other agencies of th.....- 9/7/2017 9:36:07 AM
3 year anniversary of the lawsuit Darrell Best lodged - STILL ongoing (salon) You run for office. Someone doesn't like it that you won, and puts in a petition to remove you from office. The local county attorney, acting as the State of Texas, decides to legitimize the petit.....- 8/27/2017 9:01:51 AM
Trump's Phoenix Rally. 15,000 People? Not possible.. maybe 4000 (salon) - 8/25/2017 12:50:48 PM
Video- Texas Bathroom Bill Saga in 5 minutes (salon) Texas Tribune I'm on the side of government minding their own business. No one has ever bothered me in a bathroom, I don't pay attention to what people do behind a stall.   .....- 8/22/2017 9:32:21 AM
Since Donald Trump Loves Confederate Statues so much, why not offer to put them at Trump Golf Course Clubs? (salon) I mean, the man has a lot of clubs and golf courses, and already has a fake history plaque at one of them. He has lots of room and lots of clubs. He seems to be concerned with *erasing history* despit.....- 8/19/2017 12:28:57 PM
Does Jack Graham Condone Trump's Response to Charlottesville? Still Part of Trump's Evangelical Committee (salon) My opinion on the President's Evangelical Counsel Beware of false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. By their fruit you will recognize t.....- 8/19/2017 9:15:54 AM
That FoxConn Deal Trump was bloviating about - 3 Billion Bucks (salon) Ars Technica Opponents said the deal wasn't a good use of taxpayer funds. The $3 billion incentives package includes about $2.85 billion in cash payments from taxpayers and tax breaks valued .....- 8/18/2017 2:15:06 PM
Trump O Day- 8/18/2017 (salon) Economist  Mr Trump is not a Republican, but the solo star of his own drama. By tying their fate to his, they are harming their country and their party. His boorish attempts at plain speakin.....- 8/18/2017 1:01:57 PM
The Republican Party is overtly now the White Supremacist Party (salon) which may, in fact, be fine with a lot of Republicans who actually want racism, bigotry and believe that the white race is better than any other.But for anyone who has values of inclusiveness, fairnes.....- 8/18/2017 7:50:14 AM
If you care about freedom of speech and freedom of assembly, you should care about THIS (salon) Dreamhost For the past several months, DreamHost has been working with the Department of Justice to comply with legal process, including a Search Warrant (PDF) seeking information about.....- 8/15/2017 10:12:05 AM
Nazis are BAD!!!! Trump May Well Be a White Supremacist Himself - 8/15/2017-Updated (salon) Updated on 8/16/2017 to include Donald Trump's backtrack yesterday (Tuesday) at the end Not a secret that I think Donald Trump is a disgusting person and unfit to be president. I'm actually.....- 8/15/2017 9:38:02 AM
Summer of Outside Projects (2017) (salon) I've been hugely busy for much of this summer. Redoing the porch, which involves resanding, replacing some old boards and restaining. Optimistically, I thought I might be done by the end of August.....- 8/14/2017 11:55:56 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 8/5/2017 - Trump Is a Fool Edition (salon) Course just about any time I talk about Trump, it's because he's a fool.  Bill Maher put into video what I"ve been thinking for a long time. What if Obama had said the things that.....- 8/5/2017 8:59:39 AM
Update on Turk vs Somervell County Hospital District and Ray Reynolds Lawsuit - 7/31/2017 (salon) So far as I can tell from PACER, the case is still scheduled to be heard on Dec 18 2017 Docket Sheet The filings referenced had to do with who heard whom speak about *cameltoe*. I'm p.....- 7/31/2017 11:17:49 AM
Summer Ahead- Light Posting (2017) (salon) Reposting from June 14, 2017, the light posting still holds, still busy I have 2 major projects for the summer that will be garnering most of my attention. One is to stain the porch. Not trivial, a.....- 7/31/2017 10:26:51 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 5/28/2017 (salon) Reposting due to technical glitch This has truly been a great month for a number of personal reasons. Sometimes things just come together in a terrific way. I'm always thinking about turning .....- 7/31/2017 10:25:33 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 5/25/2017 (salon) Reposting- originally posted on 5/25/2017-important enough to repost. Should a candidate bodyslam a reporter simply because he's annoyed by, gasp, being asked questions? Nope-Montana .....- 7/31/2017 10:24:32 AM
Reminder: Turk v SCHD and Ray Reynolds Case Set for December 18 2017 (salon)     This was originally posted on June 21, 2017. Due to a technical glitch, reposting.  Hadn't looked at the Turk case for awhile, saw this today-&nbs.....- 7/31/2017 10:22:28 AM
Can't Help but laugh at Trump at the Boy Scouts (salon) - 7/26/2017 8:08:19 AM
Think Mean Old Trumpcare Won't Affect You? Only for Poor People or Welfare Cheats? (7/19/2017 (salon) Hill One of the reasons the repeal effort has stalled is that people are beginning to understand that repeal and cuts to Medicaid would touch all of us. It is important to keep this front and cen.....- 7/19/2017 7:48:18 PM
Can County Commissioners Deliver Invocations? 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals Says NO! (7/14/2017) (salon) Update 7/2/2018- And now, with the decision of the US Supreme Court to decline o hear the case Lund v Rowan Co, it is confirmed as the law of the land. Rowan Co NC.  This case, you may recall.....- 7/19/2017 7:44:39 AM
How much has Andy Lucas spent since Aug 2016 on ongoing case State of Texas ex Rel Darrell Best v Paul Harper? (salon) The case, again,  State of Texas ex rel George Darrell Best v Paul Harper,  is currently at Texas Supreme Court and began almost 3 years ago. What is case about? Here's .....- 7/19/2017 7:43:24 AM
Despite Glen Rose Medical Center putting a previous Joint Commission report on website..... (salon) when I attemped to see the latest one, I was denied by the Texas Attorney General Public Information office. What was interesting about this decision, seen below in the PDF file, was that Ray Reynolds.....- 7/19/2017 7:43:51 AM
Trump Apparently Believes He's in a Reality Teevee Show-I'm Changing the Channel (salon) People have a choice in what they watch on teevee. I never watched the Apprentice. Never liked Donald Trump. Always thought he was a bigoted gas bag who wanted to see himself on television all the tim.....- 7/19/2017 7:42:22 AM
Video- Creating *Uninformed Consumers* -The CNN v Trump Cage Match (salon) I've been watching the CNN v Trump debacle from a bemused point of view. In this family, we quit watching cable *news* some years back. Doesn't mean I don't still occasionally watch clips .....- 7/19/2017 7:42:53 AM
Our Crass, Disgusting, Illiterate President Donald Trump (6/30/2017) (salon) Something is wrong with Donald Trump and the White House needs to stop covering up for their naked Emperor. Donald Trump is not well -USAToday Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough addresse.....- 7/19/2017 7:41:34 AM
x (salon) - 7/19/2017 7:41:56 AM
Excellent commentary re: Bigotry and Religious Expression (salon) David Chumney The history of this nation is littered with countless instances of people committing reprehensible acts of injustice under the pretense of “living out their faith.” It w.....- 7/19/2017 7:40:23 AM
Kudos to John Curtis and Fossil Rim for 2 actions they're taking re: tourists (6/29/2017) (salon) I wrote the other day about some issues I have (and others share) about vehicle safety at Fossil Rim. Talked to John Curtis, who is Somervell County Commissioner for Precinct 2. Today he told me .....- 7/19/2017 7:40:59 AM
Supreme Court Reinstates Trump's Travel Ban (salon) salon   A-AS SCOTUS will hear the arguments for the case in the fall. The Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration enforce its 90-day ban on travelers.....- 7/19/2017 7:39:25 AM
Supreme Court Upholds Same-Sex Parents Birth Certificate Rights (6/26/2017) (salon) Several decisions came out yesterday from the Supreme Court of the US. One of them was about whether a state could treat same sex couples differently than opposite sex couples on children's birth .....- 7/19/2017 7:39:52 AM
I want Universal Health Care aka *Single Payer Insurance* vs Mean Trumpcare (salon) salon   Trumpcare is mean. Trump even, this weekend, called it mean.There are a lot of reasons why the bills are truly vicious, here are some of them from the Senate Bill.....- 7/19/2017 7:38:36 AM
Texas House Legislators Stick Up for Public Schools - June 25 2017 (salon) Already saw in the regular Texas Legislature House session that the members of that body soundly rejected the attempts by Texas Senators to inject private school choice into the school finance deal. T.....- 7/19/2017 7:39:01 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 6/25/2017 (salon) Really? Cops got warrant for Facebook to try to dig up dirt on dead man's girlfriend Gerrymandering Works- to shut out everybody but Republicans. The AP scrutinized the outcomes of all 435.....- 7/19/2017 7:37:36 AM
Tourist Problems Around Fossil Rim on CR 2008 (Glen Rose) (salon) First, praise. I'm really glad that Somervell County made, in 2010,  a side road to Fossil Rim to get traffic off the road and into the park. For some years, particularly aroun.....- 7/19/2017 7:38:09 AM
5th Republican Senator Comes Out Against Trumpcare Senate Bill (6/24/2017) (salon) https://www.yahoo.com/news/nevada-senator-becomes-fifth-republican-212028180.htmlYahoo Heller, who faces re-election in 2018 in the Democratic-leaning state, said on Friday: “I cannot suppo.....- 7/19/2017 7:36:19 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 6/24/2017 (salon) Hah, this is obviously not Trump and Pence but it's so funny Your Texas Lege at work- Love What Strauss said Meanwhile, Straus said, “We are starting to send the wrong signal abo.....- 7/19/2017 7:36:54 AM
Hilariously Astonishing- Definitive list of Donald Trump Lies (salon) NYTimes Trump Told Public Lies or Falsehoods Every Day for His First 40 Days The list above uses the conservative standard of demonstrably false statements. By that standard, Trump told .....- 7/19/2017 7:35:22 AM
2017/2018- Invocations at Glen Rose ISD (GRISD) School Board Meetings (Somervell/Glen Rose) (salon) Have spoken before about invocations particularly offered at school board meetings, where the audience can quite often include children. At the time, in the year 2010, ONLY GRISD.....- 7/19/2017 7:35:52 AM
Interesting- Hindus seek Diwali holiday in all Texas schools (salon) I received this press release the other day and believe it makes sense. If students get out of school for other religious holidays, then why not Diwali?  Hindus are urging all public school .....- 7/19/2017 7:34:58 AM
Rick Perry told by American Meteorological Society that he fundamentally doesn't understand climate change (salon) The Hill A group of weather scientists is ripping Energy Secretary Rick Perry, saying that he lacks a “fundamental understanding of the science” behind climate change. “It is.....- 7/19/2017 7:33:12 AM
Trump in the News - 6/23/2017 (salon) Supreme Court limits ability to strip citizenship-Trump admin loses. The justices ruled unanimously in favor of an ethnic Serb from Bosnia who lied about her husband's military service. Ju.....- 7/19/2017 7:33:43 AM
Why is Glen Rose ISD Partnering with a Christian School Supplies Organization? (salon) Updated 9/8/2017 here Glen Rose Elementary is heavily advertising school supplies on the GRISD Elementary School Facebook page. There is an issue right off the bat with this, regarding why, to be .....- 7/19/2017 7:34:30 AM
FINALLY the video from Somervell County Hospital District meeting posted (July 2017) (salon) How long would you want to wait to hear or see a government meeting after the fact? If you said "two days before the next likely meeting, about a month later", you would be CORRECT. Looks li.....- 7/19/2017 7:32:24 AM
Turk v SCHD and Ray Reynolds Case Set for December 18 2017 (salon) Hadn't looked at the Turk case for awhile, saw this today- Scheduling order downloaded from Pacer. Among other items like dates when discovery should be done, motions filed, etc, the date of .....- 7/19/2017 7:32:46 AM
Sid Miller Fined by Texas Ethics Commission (salon) Improper campaign accounting-from Texas Tribune Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has been sanctioned for sloppily reporting campaign finances during his 2014 run for office. .....- 7/19/2017 7:31:26 AM
Happy Summer Solstice Day.. and other summer fun (salon) Got equiment for a beehive about a week ago which now adds another project to my summer. The beehive came in a kit, so I put the boxes together and have just finished giving them an external white pai.....- 7/19/2017 7:31:51 AM
9th Circuit Refuses To Lift Hold on Trump's Travel Ban (June 12 2017) (salon) LA Times “In suspending the entry of more than 180 million nationals from six countries, suspending the entry of all refugees, and reducing the cap on the admission of refugees from 110,000.....- 7/19/2017 7:30:31 AM
Summer Ahead- Light Posting (2017) (salon) I have 2 major projects for the summer that will be garnering most of my attention. One is to stain the porch. Not trivial, as I first need to get some paint stripper and remove the existing paint, th.....- 7/19/2017 7:30:59 AM
x (salon) - 7/19/2017 7:30:01 AM
The World as a Human Place- While Donald Trump Poisons the World (salon) - 7/19/2017 7:28:29 AM
Donald Trump the Philistine- Reaction to Pulling Out of Paris Accord (salon) Trump's disaster Only future generations will be able to calculate the full consequences of President Trump’s incredibly shortsighted approach to climate change, since it is they who wi.....- 7/19/2017 7:29:20 AM
Memorial Day has lost its meaning? So have most holidays (salon) - 7/19/2017 7:27:25 AM
Bathroom Bill- On Texas Trying to Discriminate-Businesses Strike Back (salon) Dan Patrick is a nut. Despite his saying that the "Bathroom Bill" does not discriminate against transgender Texans, people of common sense know that it does. I never in my life thought there.....- 7/19/2017 7:28:05 AM
Trump and Pence - How Low Can Their Approval Ratings Go? Lower Today- 5/25/2017 (salon) Hill Note that the reference is a FOX NEWS poll President Trump and Vice President Pence are facing their lowest approval ratings since the inauguration, according to a new Fox News pol.....- 7/19/2017 7:25:38 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 5/28/2017 (salon) This has truly been a great month for a number of personal reasons. Sometimes things just come together in a terrific way. I'm always thinking about turning part of my garage into an arts and craf.....- 7/19/2017 7:26:10 AM
Somervell County Jail/Sheriff Incident/FireEMS Logs - 4/19/2017- 5/18/2017 (salon) - 7/19/2017 7:24:40 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 5/25/2017 (salon) salon   Should a candidate bodyslam a reporter simply because he's annoyed by, gasp, being asked questions? Nope-Montana Gianforte violated that pledg.....- 7/19/2017 7:25:09 AM
Religious News and Notes from the Distaff Side - 5/23/2017 (salon) Didn't realize that early christians were called atheists because they didn't believe in pagan gods. IRONY ALERT!!!  One such remembrance in the form of a story related in a let.....- 7/19/2017 7:23:32 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 5/23/2017 (salon) Before it gets too hot, I'm spending a lot of time away from the computer and outside. It's been raining a lot lately, which is great and helping out random trees I've been transplanting.....- 7/19/2017 7:24:10 AM
Video from Somervell County Hospital District Meetings on 4/27/2017 (salon) - 7/19/2017 7:22:35 AM
On Donald Trump's Lies and *Fake News* -from Brooke Gladstone's Interview with Think (salon) salon   Heard Brooke Gladstone talk about her new book "The Trouble With Reality" on Think (KERA) the other day.Was particularly struck by this part, which I have ex.....- 7/19/2017 7:23:02 AM
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