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Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 23 2012 (salon) Hah! GOP's theme *We built this* with your taxes as with so many of these events before it, the Republican Party will be criticizing Obama for suggesting that small businesses rely on p.....- 8/23/2012 10:45:53 AM
NO Exceptions for Abortion-Is the GOP Out of Touch? Does Romney Agree With This? (salon) Orlando Sentinel On Tuesday the Republican Party's platform committee approved a plank calling for a constitutional amendment to ban abortion without adding exceptions for victims of ra.....- 8/23/2012 9:24:21 AM
Pregnancy Flowchart (salon) - 8/23/2012 9:10:37 AM
UN TO INVADE LUBBOCK!!! A Judge said it, Must be True! (salon) bwahahahahah Here's the original interview- What Would Jack Do? Head, who seems to have overdosed on Tea Party paranoia and is deeply in the throes of Obama Derangement syndrome, is.....- 8/23/2012 8:57:39 AM
Video-Bill Clinton Goes to Bat for President Barack Obama (salon) - 8/23/2012 8:48:21 AM
Is Energy Future Holdings Preparing for Bankruptcy? (salon) Unfair Park Debt raters like Moody's Investors Service have been saying for a while now that Energy Future is rearranging deck chairs. They can't keep losing $700 million a quarter .....- 8/23/2012 8:41:54 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 22 2012 (salon) STILL no bounce for Romney picking extremist Paul Ryan Is God trying to tell Republicans something? Patients would pay more if Romney restores Medicare savings. Early supporter of Paul.....- 8/22/2012 10:10:21 AM
RAPE (humanbeing) On July 6, 1984, an 18 year old male armed with a meat cleaver broke into my house and sexually assaulted me. I was raped. It was two days shy of my 37th birthday. After he had burst through my doo.....- 8/21/2012 9:24:38 PM
Paul Ryan Co-Authored a Bill with Akin - Abortions ONLY if *forcible rape*Oh-there are different kinds of Rape? (salon) Since Paul Ryan's position was that there should be no chance of abortion even in case of rape, is this Mitt Romney's position too? He gave a general outraged statement, but some reporters .....- 8/21/2012 10:40:20 AM
SOME HISTORY BEHIND MR. AKIN'S THEORIES ABOUT RAPE AND WOMEN'S BODIES (humanbeing) From the LA Times: WASHINGTON -- It didn’t take long for the Republican establishment to back away from Todd Akin, the Missouri congressman and Senate candidate who declared in an intervi.....- 8/21/2012 8:00:56 AM
State of Texas Open Government Training for elected and appointed public officials (pharper) Just a friendly reminder...if you are an elected or appointed official then you are required to take the training.   From the Texas Attorney General web site Effective January .....- 8/21/2012 12:44:06 AM
VIDEO - President Obama says 'rape is rape' (pharper) I think he makes it pretty clear where he stands...Romney picked Paul Ryan who believes the same thing Aiken does, that abortion under every circumstance should not be allowed. Republicans want to .....- 8/20/2012 9:12:19 PM
VIDEO - Republican Senate candidate says 'If its a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down' (pharper) Keep digging that hole Republicans...women sure love it when you try to dictate what they can or can't do IF they are LEGITIMATELY raped!   http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/.....- 8/20/2012 9:19:41 AM
Beware A Beautiful Calm by Maureen Dowd, NY Times (humanbeing) WHAT happens when you realize you are the machine you’re raging against? Tom Morello, the Grammy-winning, Harvard-educated guitarist for the metal rap band Rage Against the Machine, punct.....- 8/19/2012 8:28:19 AM
Medicare Cuts: What Is The Fight About? by William A. Galston and Korin Davis (humanbeing) From The Brookings Institute: Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate has moved Medicare to the center of the 2012 presidential campaign. Democrats ha.....- 8/18/2012 5:31:13 PM
VIDEO- Mitt Romney's Regressive Lies About Medicare (salon) - 8/17/2012 3:21:37 PM
Mitt Romney- the Trust Me But Don't Verify Candidate (salon) This is a great article this haughty trust-me attitude—why can’t we escape these pestering questions and run on our own obvious goodness and decency?—extends to the rest o.....- 8/17/2012 1:59:32 PM
Paul Ryan- Stimulous Lovin' , Earmarks Grabbin Career Politician (August 17 2012) (salon) Going for those earmarks The Republican vice presidential candidate has often used the powers of his office over his 13 years in Congress to seek federal funds for his Wisconsin district, s.....- 8/17/2012 1:56:51 PM
Ruh-Roh Go Back Team -What's Romney's Position on Medicare Today? Who Knows? and other stuff (salon) Honestly, I have tried to keep up with whether Mitt Romney endorses Paul Ryan's "Cut Medicare and Turn it into a Voucher Plan for Seniors" that was in the Ryan budget that was passed .....- 8/17/2012 10:11:02 AM
Laughing at Mitt Romney O Day - *I Can Use a White Board* Edition - August 17 2012 (salon) Ronney's whiteboard. What the video-it will make you laugh. Wonk is a meaningless word Romney divided up a whiteboard into two columns and two rows, showing how current se.....- 8/17/2012 10:55:23 AM
Don't Forget-Even Republicans Were Against Job Killer Mitt Romney (salon) Long before this became a Rep vs Dem issue, the Republicans were after Mitt Romney. And remember, Rick Perry called Romney a vulture capitalist. This is the video that Newt Gingrich did about him- .....- 8/16/2012 7:38:54 PM
Laughing at Mitt Romney O Day- Mitt Romney & The Queen's Taxes (August 16 2012) (salon) So, as Pharper posted yesterday, Ann Romney went on television and angrily pounded the table to insist that Mitt Romney was not going to release any more tax returns because it would, in her words,.....- 8/16/2012 5:29:30 PM
Paul Ryan Lie - *I Did Not Request Any Stimulous Money* -OH YES HE DID (salon) Bald faced liar, caught on audio After seeking millions of dollars from a federal stimulus program he opposed on grounds it would not help the economy, Republican vice presidential candidat.....- 8/16/2012 5:09:24 PM
Video-Broadway Stars One Term More (salon) - 8/16/2012 4:44:52 PM
Er... Well, Nobody Said Mitt Romney Was Smart or Had Foreign Policy Experience (salon) - 8/16/2012 6:56:34 AM
VIDEO - Ann Romney puts her foot down, Mitt is not allowed to release anymore tax returns (pharper) I guess we know who wears the pants in this family...the same one who was driving the jetski.   Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy &nb.....- 8/15/2012 9:12:05 PM
Big Rocks Fish Emergency (August 15 2012) (salon) - 8/15/2012 8:26:12 PM
IS YOUR SCHOOL A COKE OR A PEPSI? by Tom Philpott, Mother Jones.com (humanbeing) 80 Percent of Public Schools Have Contracts With Coke or Peps   Paul Robert Lloyd/Flickr Is your kid's public school a Coke school or a Pepsi sc.....- 8/15/2012 7:13:38 PM
Paul Ryan Slams his OWN Medicare Cuts that were passed in House budget (salon) Honestly, how dumb does the Ruh-Roh team think Americans are? Ryan went on to say that “what I don’t think he’ll be telling people is that the president took $716 billion .....- 8/15/2012 6:51:08 PM
So What Happens to Nuclear Reactors in Times of Extreme Heat and Drought (August 15 2012) (salon) On Sunday, Millstone nuclear power plant in Waterford, CT had to shut down one of its reactors. Why? Because the seawater was too warm to cool it. It was the first time in the plant's .....- 8/15/2012 3:55:27 PM
When the GOP & Mitt Romney Whine About Job Creation, Don't forget this (salon) from July 19, 2012 Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked the No.1 item on the president's congressional "to-do-list," refusing to allow a vote on a bill that would give tax b.....- 8/15/2012 3:40:06 PM
Laughing at Mitt Romney O Day- No Whining In Politics Unless It's ME Edition August 5 2012 (salon) Remember this? December 2011 If you can't stand the relatively modest heat in the kitchen right now, wait until Obama's hell kitchen shows up. It's probably a good thing fo.....- 8/15/2012 3:30:07 PM
Paul Ryan Video in 2009 Praising Ayn Rand and talking about Morality (salon) We wrote about Paul Ryan's love of Ayn Rand the other day. Here's him in 2009. Listen to him praising Ayn Rand, as morality. What does Ayn Rand believe? She hates Christianity and .....- 8/15/2012 2:38:25 PM
Last Week the NRC suspended approval of final licences for nuclear power plants (salon) Interesting. I've been wondering for awhile, since our neighboring county, Johnson, has been getting an increasing number of earthqukes, if there should be any consideration for the potential s.....- 8/14/2012 7:59:13 PM
Romney/Ryan (RR) is the Ruh-Roh Team (salon) - 8/14/2012 1:54:06 PM
Romney/Ryan Support *personhood*- Way Extreme Against Birth Control (salon) Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy   Pro-Lifers Shoud Stop being so skittish over their own beliefs about Paul Ryan's bill .....- 8/14/2012 12:46:00 PM
Hah! Kay Bailey Hutchison Trashes Rick *Ooops* Perry on her way out. (salon) Hilar “In my opinion, governors don’t make the best presidents. And that’s because they don’t have the foreign policy experience they need on the job. What'.....- 8/14/2012 10:24:57 AM
Why Don't People, Even Republicans, Like Mitt Romney (salon) he comes across like the guy who doesn't wave when you let him into traffic, because in his mind, he was able to merge on his own. and Romney doesn't irk us because he was.....- 8/14/2012 9:36:57 AM
Mitt Ronney's Welfare Reform Ad is False (salon) Politifact Romney’s ad says, "Under Obama’s plan (for welfare), you wouldn’t have to work and wouldn’t have to train for a job. They just send you your wel.....- 8/14/2012 9:27:45 AM
Laughing at Mitt Romney O Day- Mitt Sure Lies A Lot Edition August 14 2012 (salon) Mother Jones it's common to twist and distort and cherry pick. But Romney has flatly claimed that Obama said something that, in fact, a John McCain aide said. He's snipped out sente.....- 8/14/2012 9:08:49 AM
Thanks for the Decoding Help, National Republican Committee! hahah! (salon) It only took two hours after the Paul Ryan vice presidential announcement for Republican congressional candidates to get their talking points on how to spin the Ryan budget and Medicare attacks.....- 8/13/2012 5:44:18 PM
Hah! Nuclear Lobbying Group NEI Chooses... Chairman John Young of EFH to head it (salon) What a perfect marriage of corporation and lobbying, eh? The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), the nuclear power trade group, elected John Young as chairman on July 20. The president and CEO .....- 8/13/2012 5:37:15 PM
Well. Tomorrow for FIVE HOURS there will be loud noises coming from Comanche Peak (salon) - 8/13/2012 4:53:43 PM
Few other Fun Videos about Political Hack Paul Ryan- Begging for TARP to pass (salon) Paul Ryan, career politician, who said Ayn Rand was the reason he got into politics, was a supporter of the Bush policies, including Bush's TARP.  Here he is begging for TARP to pass .....- 8/13/2012 3:53:33 PM
Laughing at Mitt Romney O Day - August 13 2012-Paul Ryan Ayn Rand edition (salon) Watch Romney's face when Ryan says he's going to do away with tax shelter loopholes. Paul Ryan and his hero, atheist Ayn Rand Audio of Paul Ryan extolling the virtues of Ayn Rand ph.....- 8/13/2012 3:24:41 PM
One Year Later, Time for a Fresh Giggle at Rick Perry's Presidential Campaign (salon) - 8/13/2012 2:00:56 PM
Breaking Down Mitt Romney's Bullchit about Medicare and other Lies RR Tells (salon) Mitt Romney the serial liar. ROMNEY: "Unlike the current president, who has cut Medicare funding by $700 billion, we will preserve and protect Medicare and Social Security and keep the.....- 8/13/2012 12:49:03 PM
Romney and Paul Ryan Want to Turn Medicare Into a Voucher System (salon) - 8/13/2012 12:34:13 PM
Romney Vetted *SEVERAL* Years of Ryan Tax Returns-What's Romney HIDING? (salon) Amazing. When Romney's spokesman was asked exactly how many years *several* was, she wouldn't say. But even if you assume several is 3, which we don't know, that's at least ONE more.....- 8/12/2012 8:46:09 AM
Vote Republican- End Medicare- The Paul Ryan Plan (salon) Republican strategists have misgivings about the Ryan pick. . The Ryan budget polls horrendously and in order for the pick to be a success, Romney and Ryan will have to do an aggressive sal.....- 8/12/2012 7:37:01 AM
Wimp Mitt Romney's *Cry Uncle* Moment-He NEEDED a *game changer*-hah Aug 11 2012 (salon) I saw this yesterday on Politico and laughed. Basically, Mitt Romney wants Obama to please stop talking about Bain. Ridiculous. *** This is business not personal: Romney also said in the in.....- 8/11/2012 11:59:26 AM
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan- the *Go Back* Team (salon) Paul Ryan is best known for his mean-spirited extremist budget that was actually untimately rejected. The plan would cut spending on the major programs for the poor, including Medicaid and .....- 8/11/2012 11:38:04 AM
TOLD you Rick Perry always has his hand out for federal money REGARDLESS WHAT HE SAYS (salon) Unfair Park In early June, Governor Rick Perry was quick to announce that no state of his would be taking any of that tyrannical federal money to expand Medicaid coverage. Yet court documen.....- 8/11/2012 10:59:33 AM
Romney Introduces Paul Ryan as the Next President- OOOOPS! (salon) hahah. Freudian slip? Remembering what Grover Norquiest told CPAC “We are not auditioning for fearless leader,” Grover Norquist told conservatives at the CPAC conventio.....- 8/11/2012 10:37:51 AM
Hahah. Mitt Romney Visits Iowa Farmer -Empathy With Drought- Farmer is Millionairre w 54 Operations (salon) No *little people for Mitt" In previous reports on his activity over the years from the Des Moines Register, Koethe is also a described as a millionaire, a real estate mogul, and a for.....- 8/10/2012 1:42:27 PM
Mitt Romney Continues to Insult Our Allies-Today? Japan (salon) Foreign Policy "We are not Japan," the presumptive Republican nominee told donors at a $2,500-a-plate fundraiser Thursday. "We are not going to be a nation that suffers in de.....- 8/10/2012 1:32:00 PM
Bain Capital Shipping American Jobs to China - *Sensata* (salon) From UK Guardian But for Bonnie Borman – and 170 other men and women in Freeport, Illinois – there is a brutal twist to the torture. Borman, 52, and the other workers of a soon-.....- 8/10/2012 1:29:32 PM
Exposing Lie that President Obama won't say word *Creator* when citing declaration (salon) Sheesh. Phyliss Schlafley, who seems like a tired old crank, has been running around lying about President Obama. Maybe she's senile. If you don't want to vote for Obama, fine. No .....- 8/10/2012 1:26:39 PM
Laughing at Mitt Romney O Day - August 10 2012-Super Pac/Olympics and Randy Travis Edition (salon) Jon Stewart Referring to the superpac ad Of course, Presidential campaigns are not responsible for the content of superpac ads- Mitt Romney has said so himself, even though there was one in.....- 8/10/2012 1:15:43 PM
Operating Companies on the Cheap -KKR and Bain Similarities at Luminant (salon) EFH (Energy Fufure Holdings) has been in the news a lot this week, what with bad financials, cutting back pensions and repaying back not-arms-length loans that they took FROM TXU when they bought i.....- 8/10/2012 11:57:17 AM
So.. Energy Future Holdings (EFH) Piling on MORE DEBT (Aug 10 2012) (salon) What have we read about EFH for the past week? First, that they posted a loss for the 2nd quarter of this year. Second, that they're getting rid of some pensions. And now, they're going to .....- 8/10/2012 11:03:50 AM
Laughing at Mitt Romney O Day - Scared to Remind People He's Mormon Edition (Aug 9 2012) (salon) Saw this about the Republican convention and whether Mitt Romney would invite a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to offer up a prayer. Well, No, he probably won't. But .....- 8/9/2012 5:23:55 PM
Mitt Romney STILL Supports Gays in the Boy Scouts (salon) from an AP article this week Back in 1994, during a political debate in Massachusetts, Romney said this: "I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do.....- 8/9/2012 4:50:31 PM
Just In Case EFH Might Try Asking the Texas Lege To Bail Them Out and Stick Taxpayers With The Cost (salon) You, me, start a business. We don't do so well, and our business loses money. We immediately go to city council and ask that all the people in the town we live in cover our debt, even though we.....- 8/8/2012 3:17:37 PM
Corrupt Mitt Romney O Day (August 8 2012) -THIS Is what he touts as business experience? (salon) Son of Boss Son of Boss and its related shelters represented perhaps the largest tax avoidance scheme in history, costing the U.S. many billions in lost corporate tax revenues. In response,.....- 8/8/2012 12:13:40 PM
New Facebook Page for Scanner and Off the Cuff Somervell County Breaking News (salon) Updated for 2015. Some years back I quit doing live feeds of scanners. Paul Harper, this last year, very kindly created his own website Somervell County Scanner as well as a live online feed of h.....- 8/8/2012 10:04:52 AM
Planning First Spreecast for Somervell County Salon Thursday Aug 9 2012 at 10:00 AM CST (salon) Readers know that I have been planning to do something like this for TWO YEARS! I got sidetracked by a major project that I am going to finally be finsihed with AFTER TWO YEARS by maybe end of summ.....- 8/7/2012 4:58:29 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 7 2012 (salon) Do most Senators do their work from bathroom stalls? People are actually going to WATCH this? Mitt Romney's Magical IRA This great mystery seems to have troubled others, as.....- 8/7/2012 4:07:44 PM
Quicksilver Net Loss of 673 Billion Bucks (August 7 2012) (salon) Tarrant Business After adjustments for one-time items, Quicksilver lost $21 million, or 13 cents a share. Wall Street analysts were expecting a loss of 6 cents a share, but the company'.....- 8/7/2012 3:52:08 PM
Energy Futures Holdings to Terminate Some Pensions (August 7 2012) (salon) From Tarrant Business Energy Future Holdings, the former TXU Corp., plans to freeze its pensions effective Sept. 25 and terminate them by year's end. Benefits due affected employees wil.....- 8/7/2012 3:46:05 PM
Gary Marks salaries for past few years...including payments in 2012! (pharper) I thought with the hospital district discussion from the hospital administration coming up yet again, even though voters continue to vote against it, it would be a good reminder of how much the per.....- 8/6/2012 5:24:25 PM
Why is Mitt Romney Trying to Restrict the Voting Rights of Military Veterans in Ohio? (salon) I saw some nonsense from Mitt Romney who more and more looks like an idiot in which he said that President Obama's lawsuit to bring back the early voting days that were taken away takes away th.....- 8/6/2012 4:00:23 PM
Romney Lied about his Tax Returns Before- AND WAS CAUGHT (salon) When Mitt Romney says we should *trust* him about what he did on his tax returns, why so? Even Ronald Reagan said "Trust But Verify". Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world n.....- 8/6/2012 3:40:57 PM
Video-The Myth that Trickle Down Economics Works (salon) - 8/6/2012 10:18:23 AM
Why I left the Reporter - an email from Kathryn Jones (pharper) I received an unsolicited email from Kathryn Jones on the morning of July 30th, 2012. Here are some excerpts from this email below but I believe she has written about it on her Facebook p.....- 8/6/2012 10:43:42 AM
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