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In response to leglislators wanting more Charter schools... (pstern)     Of course they want more Charter Schools. There are several current and previous legislators who also sit/sat on the Boards of several such schools. This is a conflict of.....- 2/20/2013 3:52:48 AM
Thank you Larry Hulsey for standing up to the leeches who want to increase our property taxes! (pharper) I was reading the Glen Rose Reporter the other day and was very happily surprised to see Larry Hulsey was doing a great thing, standing up against the idea of a Hospital District!! I have .....- 2/19/2013 6:40:31 PM
Republicans keep blaming Obama for the 'sequester' when they voted for it (pharper) In 10 days, or March 1st, the 'sequester' or 'automatic spending cuts' will start. I keep hearing on the talk shows from Republicans that "The President is the one who came wit.....- 2/19/2013 6:08:59 PM
Hanford Nuclear Tank Leaking Radioactive Waste (humanbeing) From Huffington Post By SHANNON DININNY and MIKE BAKER 02/15/13 06:19 PM ET EST   .....- 2/16/2013 9:15:54 AM
NASA: Alarming Water Loss in Middle East (humanbeing) By MICHAEL CASEY AP Environmental Writer, ABC News DOHA, Qatar February 12, 2013 (AP) An amount of freshwater almost the size of the Dead Sea has been lost in parts of the Middle East due to po.....- 2/12/2013 6:56:15 PM
DOD extends some benefits to same-sex spouses, partners of gay troops (pharper) By Bill Briggs and Jim Miklaszewski , NBC News Departing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta extended Monday a list of benefits — all previously denied by the Pentagon — to .....- 2/11/2013 11:34:05 PM
Texas Power Giant Could Be Split Up (humanbeing) From The Wall Street Journal: Energy Future Holdings Corp., the struggling Texas power company involved in a record leveraged buyout, could end up splitting as it faces significant choke points.....- 2/8/2013 7:17:31 PM
re: pensions for Texas ex-lawmakers??? (pstern) The public is not permitted to view the pension packages and amounts of ex-lawmakers . It's always “open government” on THEIR terms.     Why the heck are .....- 2/6/2013 8:54:08 AM
Ex-Navy sniper killed near Glen Rose at gun range (pharper) (CNN) -- Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, author of the best-selling autobiography "American Sniper," was one of two people killed Saturday at a gun range, authorities said. The 38-year-o.....- 2/3/2013 9:45:25 AM
Chuck Hagel's Senate Hearing (humanbeing) From The Guardian by Michael Cohen: Under article 2, section 2 of the US constitution, the Senate is granted responsibility to "advise and contest" on "Officers of the United Sta.....- 2/1/2013 8:46:24 AM
Water Demand for Energy to Double by 2035 (humanbeing) Marianne Lavelle and Thomas K. Grose For National Geographic News Published January 30, 2013 The amount of fresh water consumed for world energy production is on track to double within .....- 1/30/2013 7:08:53 PM
The Revisionaries from Independent Lens, PBS (humanbeing) - 1/30/2013 6:28:30 PM
Rick Perry's State of the State Address: still the Flim-Flam Man (pstern)         During his address, Perry resembled Burt Lancaster in the vintage film, “Elmer Gantry,” a traveling preacher-like con man who told peopl.....- 1/30/2013 8:14:58 AM
A Bird Ballet: A short film by Neels Castillon from Vimeo (humanbeing) - 1/29/2013 6:27:55 PM
The Mindset of a Modern Warrior by Karl Marlantes, from Bill Moyers (humanbeing) - 1/28/2013 6:52:06 PM
Energy Future Holdings- January 2013- ANOTHER BIG LOSS- 2.17 billion dollars (salon) From the FW Star-Telegram Energy Future Holdings, the Dallas-based electricity company, lost $2.17 billion in 2012 on sharply lower operating revenue of $5.64 billion, according to prelimin.....- 1/27/2013 4:24:10 PM
President Barack Hussein Obama is sworn into second term - VIDEO (pharper) - 1/20/2013 12:00:52 PM
In Case You Missed This: Led Zepplin Honored at Lincoln Center (humanbeing) - 1/19/2013 10:42:01 PM
School security guard leaves gun in restroom (pharper) I think with all the discussion about putting guns in schools, it is a good reminder that people are human and WILL make mistakes so be sure you want guns in school before you pass legislation lega.....- 1/19/2013 11:05:56 AM
The Crony Capitalist Blowout by Bill Moyers (humanbeing) - 1/18/2013 7:16:47 AM
State parks facing another fiscal challenge (humanbeing) From the Fort Worth Star Telegram: AUSTIN -- Battered by budget cuts, heat and wildfires as well as a mounting backlog of maintenance issues, the once-again beleaguered Texas state park system .....- 1/14/2013 6:36:28 PM
Chuck Hagel's Nomination For Defense Secretary Supported By Colin Powell (humanbeing) From the LA Times: WASHINGTON -- Retired Gen. Colin Powell offered a vigorous defense of Chuck Hagel’s nomination as the next Defense secretary, even as the top Republican on the Senate Forei.....- 1/13/2013 6:48:08 PM
Save Social Security: Paul Krugman for Treasury Secretary (humanbeing) From Truth-out.org: "Many American liberals and economic populists are on guard in the wake of the fiscal cliff deal between Congress and the President on taxes and revenue because what Washin.....- 1/7/2013 8:47:41 PM
Luminant/EFH Owes $2.7 billion in interest payments this year (2013) (salon) - 1/7/2013 1:42:32 PM
Suicides Outnumber Battle Deaths in the Armed Services (humanbeing) From truth-out.org: Approximately every 80 minutes, a US military veteran commits suicide in the United States; for Iraq and Afghanistan, the numbers of veterans lost to suicide now outstrips c.....- 1/5/2013 7:00:39 PM
GOP is *OUT FOR BLOOD* After Fiscal Cliff Deal (humanbeing) - 1/3/2013 6:46:18 PM
2012 Are You Serious? Awards (humanbeing) From Dispatches From The Edge: Every year Dispatches From The edge gives awards to news stories and newsmakers that fall under the category of “Are you serious?” Here are the awards.....- 1/2/2013 10:07:25 AM
Defense Bill Passes: Senate Overwhelmingly Backs $633 Billion Measure (humanbeing) From Huffington Post: Defense Bill Passes: Senate Overwhelmingly Backs $633 Billion Measure By DONNA CASSATA 12/21/12 05:54 PM ET EST   .....- 12/21/2012 7:34:32 PM
TAKE ME OVER THE CLIFF, PLEASE!! (humanbeing) I'm fed up with Washington and this 'Fiscal Cliff' melodrama that has turned into some kind of embarrassing soap opera that only proves that we here in America simply cannot manage ours.....- 12/20/2012 8:09:58 PM
The Way to *Save* Medicare Is to Expand It by Salvatore Babones (humanbeing) From truth-out.org: Medicare is broken. Medicare spending is out of control. Medicare will go bankrupt in 2024. If we don't act soon, Medicare will bankrupt the entire country. Wrong, wrong.....- 12/16/2012 6:44:16 PM
Military Battle PTSD With Yoga (humanbeing) From Huffington Post: For a decade, troops returning from war with mental and physical trauma have been dosed with cocktails of numbing drugs and corralled into talk-therapy sessions, often wit.....- 12/12/2012 7:31:14 PM
Americans in Texas protest spy drones (humanbeing) From http://presstv.com/: A number of people gathered at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas on Saturday to protest against the use of spy drones by the U.S. government against American citizens. Info.....- 12/11/2012 7:49:38 AM
PLAYING FOR CHANGE (humanbeing) - 12/10/2012 11:37:35 AM
10 Ways the Government Watches You (humanbeing) I'm putting this article out there because I'm afraid that there are now many Americans, much younger than I, who accept this loss of our privacy as something that is necessary (not), norma.....- 12/9/2012 6:30:08 PM
Should Evolution Be Taught in Our Schools? (humanbeing) - 12/8/2012 7:02:58 PM
THE OVERVIEW EFFECT (humanbeing) - 12/8/2012 1:10:34 PM
Hahahaah. Senator Mitch McConnell Makes Senate History (salon) - 12/7/2012 10:04:33 AM
2012 on track for warmest year in U.S. history (humanbeing) From http://www.usatoday.com/: 5:04PM EST December 6. 2012 - Unseasonable warmth across the country this week likely has sealed the deal: 2012 will go down as the warmest year in U.S. history, .....- 12/6/2012 6:35:36 PM
Bayou Frack-Out: The Massive Oil and Gas Disaster You've Never Heard Of (humanbeing) From http://truth-out.org: For residents in Assumption Parish, the boiling, gas-belching bayou, with its expanding toxic sinkhole and quaking earth is no longer a mystery; but there is little comfo.....- 12/6/2012 6:14:41 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for December 6 2012 (salon) Why I Don't Vote Republican. This was really amusing. Incidentally, thinking about putting a counter on the site to show how many days it's been since the elections since the Republicans de.....- 12/6/2012 11:01:31 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for December 4 2012 (salon) Because right now Republicans don't think of them as Americans? Or do Republicans just think these groups don't think of themselves as Americans?  Hah. Why I Don't Vote Republican .....- 12/4/2012 6:38:38 PM
So... Somervell County Can't Use Brazos Water to Irrigate the Golf Course (salon) Here's the release from TCEQ Drought conditions are worsening in many parts of the state. As a result, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is informing water-rights holders in the.....- 11/30/2012 8:47:12 PM
Musing about the Proposed Somervell County Hospital District (salon) I had informally heard that some members of the Glen Rose Medical Center board and a whole lot of other people were invited to be on a steering committee to push through a new hospital district. Had a.....- 11/30/2012 6:00:37 PM
Frack Secrets by Thousands Keep U.S. Clueless on Wells (humanbeing) From Bloomberg: A subsidiary of Nabors Industries Ltd. (NBR) pumped a mixture of chemicals identified only as “EXP- F0173-11” into a half-dozen oil wells in rural Karnes County, Tex.....- 11/30/2012 7:42:04 AM
In historic vote, UN set to award Palestinians observer status (humanbeing) From Haaretz: "Today the UN General Assembly is expected to pass a historic resolution recognizing Palestine within the 1967 borders as a nonmember observer state. At least 150 countri.....- 11/28/2012 7:24:33 PM
How Petraeus Created the Myth of His Success, Truth-out.org (humanbeing) From Truth-out.org by Gareth Porter: Part One: How the Myth Began - Petraeus in Mosul Introduction The discovery of his affair with Paula Broadwell has ended David Petraeus' career,.....- 11/27/2012 5:53:46 PM
What's Sid Miller Going to Do now He's Out of the Texas Lege? Open a Lobbyist Company (salon) Stephenville Empire-Tribune I'm excited about a new company I've started for consulting, advocacy and lobbying. I’ve spent the last three days in Austin, trying to help some p.....- 11/26/2012 12:29:58 PM
MY LIFE AS A TURKEY from PBS (humanbeing) - 11/22/2012 10:03:50 AM
It's a Wonderful World (humanbeing) - 11/20/2012 8:57:05 AM
The Line from President Obama and the Media (humanbeing) President Obama said today that "Israel has every right to defend itself... to expect that it does not have missiles fired into its territory. If that can be accomplished without a ramping up .....- 11/18/2012 7:00:47 PM
Top 150 Most Popular Posts on Somervell County Salon Since Its Start (salon) Since we are getting near the end of the year, and while I make some fixes and changes on Somervell County Salon to get ready for 2013, here, for your viewing pleasure, are the top 150 posts EVER in o.....- 11/18/2012 12:37:46 PM
So.. the Crap Coming from Midlothian's Plants O Foul Air DOES cause health problems (salon) - 11/16/2012 12:17:16 PM
You know that Hospital District Somervell County VOTED DOWN? Vote coming BAAAAAAACCCCCCKKKKKKK (salon) Like a leftover in the fridge that you can't quite identify but think it might be that awful meal experiment you served last month, a vote about creating a hospital district in Somervell County is.....- 11/16/2012 9:40:03 AM
Must Be Kidding- Sid Miller Thinks It's Okay to Shoot People From Helicopters (salon) Sid "Sonogram" Miller already known nationally for his Shoot Feral hogs from helicopters for sport law. But PEOPLE were recently shot from a helicopter in Texas. Sid is apparently okay wi.....- 11/16/2012 8:26:20 AM
Save Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid (humanbeing) U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders November 15th, 2012 WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, From Senator Sanders website: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) hosted.....- 11/15/2012 7:15:01 PM
FordCare trying to creep into Somervell County (Glen Rose) (pharper) It's coming close to that time in Somervell County to vote against a hospital district AGAIN! Mike Ford and the county commissioners are going through the process to try and get a vote on .....- 11/14/2012 7:15:30 PM
Congratulations to President Barack Hussein Obama- Winner of Both Popular Vote and Electoral College (salon) Also to all the many Democratic women who are now Senators. Here's the presidential map as of today (11/11/2012) Obama 332 electoral votes- 61,907,639 popular votes Romney 206 elect.....- 11/11/2012 10:45:13 AM
WASTE (MIS-)MANAGEMENT (humanbeing) Dear Judge Ford and Commissioners, For about six weeks now, the transfer station has been incapable of offering even modest recycling for the county. First I was told that the recycle compacter.....- 11/9/2012 12:18:23 PM
Animal Odd Couples from PBS (humanbeing) - 11/8/2012 7:33:27 PM
So, Now What? (humanbeing) I won't pretend that I'm not relieved that President Obama was re-elected. I also know that I live in a Red State, one that is rabidly Republican. It's shocking to me when I go to vote .....- 11/7/2012 7:24:47 PM
Comanche Peak Reactor Shut Down After Overheating (salon) - 11/6/2012 5:30:48 PM
Election Coverage Somervell County Texas (humanbeing) A friend just sent this link to access a Twitter-like live feed of the election here in the county. Hosted by Katherine Jones, editor of the Current, formerly of The Glen Rose Reporter. http://.....- 11/6/2012 4:26:18 PM
On the News With Thom Hartmann (humanbeing) - 11/5/2012 7:21:50 PM
Media Fails to Report Solar, Wind Successes from Obama's Policies (humanbeing) From Truthout.org: In the second presidential debate, President Barack Obama mentioned that electricity generation from wind and solar have doubled during his administration. This was a bold cl.....- 11/5/2012 6:54:14 PM
Ken Burns: Romney's war on public TV is a loss for USA (humanbeing) From usatoday.com by filmaker and historian, Ken Burns: "The businessman presidential candidate knows the price of things, but he clearly doesn't know their value." "In 2.....- 11/5/2012 6:46:10 PM
The Wisdom of Humor: Saturday Night Live (humanbeing) - 11/4/2012 6:40:02 PM
Emergency Lawsuit Filed In Florida Over Long Lines At Early Voting (humanbeing) The ballot for most Floridians this election is TEN PAGES LONG!! Crazy. From Huffington Post and nbcmiami.com:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/04/florida-early-voting-lawsuit_n_2072435.html .....- 11/4/2012 10:30:05 AM
New Jersey Residents Can Vote By Email Or Fax, Governor Chris Christie Says (humanbeing) I can only imagine what our neighbors in the North East are experiencing these days. Why is it, in this technological era, that our great country does not have a single, uniform clearing house to t.....- 11/3/2012 7:59:54 PM
Just Whittlin' (humanbeing) Well, the campaigns are winding down now, thank goodness. While I usually don't watch much TV, I have lately because of Hurricane Sandy. The only campaign ads I've had to suffer through wer.....- 11/2/2012 8:25:55 PM
What Happened to Jerry Jacene? (salon) - 10/30/2012 11:04:47 AM
Nuclear Regulatory Commission sponsoring cancer risk study (pharper)    http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/news/2012/12-117.pdf NRC NEWS U.S. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Office of Public .....- 10/23/2012 8:46:13 PM
PROPOSITIONS ON THE BALLOT HERE IN TEXAS (humanbeing) November 2012 State Constitutional Amendment Propositions Ballot Language and Explanatory Statements provided by Texas Secretary of State Proposition Number 1 (SJR 14) SJR 14 would amend t.....- 10/23/2012 6:01:35 PM
TXU Teeters as KKR et al. Reap $528 Million Fees (humanbeing) From Bloomberg Businessweek: Private-equity managers have been seeking new ways to make money since deal-making sunk from the LBO boom that preceded the financial crisis. The largest firms, inc.....- 10/22/2012 11:14:04 AM
ENDORSEMENT FROM THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE IN UTAH (humanbeing) "Nowhere has Mitt Romney’s pursuit of the presidency been more warmly welcomed or closely followed than here in Utah. The Republican nominee’s political and religious pedigrees, hi.....- 10/22/2012 10:53:33 AM
Kids On The 2012 Election (humanbeing) - 10/20/2012 8:27:31 AM
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