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President Barack Obama's Jobs Now Speech was Really Wonderful (Sep 8 2011) (salon) There were parts I'd like to call out in particular, for right now two things after embedding the video. First, the speech. I'm highlighting the parts I particularly like.(Also, he.....- 9/8/2011 7:02:37 PM
Pictures of Registered Sex Offenders in Somervell County as of September 8 2011 (pharper) Here's the current list including pictures courtesy of the Texas Department of Public Safety and you can do your own lookups here: https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/ Search Results .....- 9/8/2011 5:37:37 PM
Texas Governor Rick Perry Tries to Maintain a Mythological Perception (pstern) Once a sociopath, always a sociopath by Peter Stern As I have stated so many times over and over for the past decade, Gov. Rick Perry is a sociopath and a liar. Perry would NOT know the Tru.....- 9/8/2011 4:39:12 PM
We Broke All The Records (humanbeing) From Reuters: "On Thursday, the National Weather Service confirmed what Texas climatologists and residents already suspected: The Texas months of June through August were the hottest three mon.....- 9/8/2011 4:14:24 PM
Climate-Change-Denier-While-Texas-Burns Rick Perry's Goofy Galileo Example. (salon) Rick Perry said "Galileo Got Out-Voted For a Spell" Huh? Is Rick Perry just a product of poor Texas education or does he AGAIN not understand the example he is trying to make. Fro.....- 9/8/2011 2:17:17 PM
The *We'll Go Over To The Dark Side If You Criticize Us* Christian Whine (salon) I've now seen this twice, so I assume that the complaint I'm about to describe is more prevalant. Here's how it goes: Dear Liberal Friends: Please don't sneer at Christians......- 9/8/2011 8:29:29 AM
Secessionist Thug Rick Perry at His First National Debate Sep 7 2011-Breaking It Down (salon) Clipping parts of the transcript from last night's debate particularly with regard to Rick Perry First up, Rick Perry apparently couldn't decide on what to wear, and tried to get specia.....- 9/8/2011 12:05:48 PM
Aftermath of 9/11: The New World Trade Center (pstern) Ten years ago, the terrorists of 9/11 changed New York City and our nation forever. The tragic incidents were mass murders and the city came together in a unity that became a symbol of American gri.....- 9/8/2011 8:51:54 AM
Just have to say-the way to watch debates is with twitter (salon) We don't have cable/sat so I live-streamed the Ronald Reagan debate through the computer from MSNBC's website. I wasn't really going to watch but thought following twitter hashtag #gopd.....- 9/7/2011 9:41:47 PM
Ron Paul's Ad Attacks Rick Perry as Al Gore's Former Texas Cheerleader (pstern) Bwah-ha-ha-ha... Arnold the Governator might have called Perry a "girlie-man" but Ron Paul goes one better. It's really a great campaign ad where Ron Paul shows he was one of .....- 9/7/2011 1:00:40 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Sep 7 2011 (salon) Yeah, this is weird. I"m going to try to stay away from teevee all this week through Sunday to avoid the constant terror rehashing of 9/11. One day, please, not a week. But I do have one more .....- 9/7/2011 12:30:30 PM
Smoke From Bastrop Fire Hitting Erath/Somervell (9/7/2011)? (salon) I heard this on the Somervell scanner a few moments ago. Smells smoky out in the yard. Will put updates as I hear them on the scanner. Luckily the wind isn't blowing too hard today (Occurs .....- 9/7/2011 10:33:36 AM
Secessionist Prophet Rick Perry Roundup O Day Sep 7 2011 (salon) Is Rick Perry the Tea Party Favorite? Rick Perry's Environmental Record Stinks Rick Perry's been on the dole all his public life. Since Rick Perry is against Social Security an.....- 9/7/2011 10:28:55 AM
Rick Perry Used Jet of Wealthy Supporter Who Faces an SEC Probe (pstern) Rick, Rick, Rick... Tricky Ricky.... Reviewing Perry's record as Governor of Texas (if you can get hold of the supposedly public records to review) reads like one big special interest mudho.....- 9/6/2011 9:01:24 PM
Rick Perry Being Sued Over Gerrymandering Congressional Texas Districts- Trial Begins (salon) Hah. Bloomberg News If the new map is approved, “the Legislature’s blatant racial gerrymandering will effectively prevent minority voters from having any meaningful impact on co.....- 9/6/2011 4:32:07 PM
That Giant Sucking Sound-Rick Perry's Texas is Ross Perot's Mexico Gone North (salon) From Red State Illegal immigration lowers wages and makes labor in America cheap and appealing to businesses overseas. So everyone will have a job but you will need 2 or 3 of these jobs to .....- 9/6/2011 2:44:02 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for September 6 2011 - Fires in Texas Edition (salon) I was watching the fires in central Texas closely yesterday as I have a lot of kin down there, including a cousin in Bastrop. The drought, coupled with fire danger, has caused a lot of acreage, inc.....- 9/6/2011 2:18:38 PM
US MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS: President, Congress are hazardous to our health (pstern) Are we hurting enough yet to change our diet and cure ourselves? by Peter Stern To say that the American people are angry at and disappointed with their Congress and President Obama is.....- 9/6/2011 12:03:19 PM
Government Web sites (silenceisgolden) If anyone knows the answer to this please leave comments.  I was looking at a public tax payer supported web site, and I was reading thru minutes from past meetings.  I read something.....- 9/5/2011 9:21:27 PM
Fire in Erath County near Chalk Mountain south of 67 at 220 (Hico Hwy) 9/5/2011 (salon) Just heard this on the scanner. I can see the smoke from my back yard. The police said that it will come to Somervell IF the Erath county firemen cannot get it under control, they will ask for help.....- 9/5/2011 7:25:12 PM
Why Do ANY United States Patriots Allow Flying Confederate Flags or Symbols on Public Property? (salon) Why is there a confederate flag flying over the courthouse  in Anderson County, TEXAS? When the idea was presented in session, Commissioner Joey Hill said they were told it has nothin.....- 9/3/2011 11:45:56 AM
Prophet Rick Perry Roundup O Day for Sep 3 2011 (salon) I was reading something the other day that said that anointed was another word for Messiah. Just sayin' Texas Middle Class under attack by extremists like Rick Perry As today's .....- 9/3/2011 10:41:51 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 31 2011 (salon) So... the Houston Volunteer Corps needs to cut it out and quit disrespecting those who don't want religion inserted into a military funeral. The other corps around the country don't do that.....- 8/31/2011 8:20:33 PM
Sid Miller Smacked Down RE: Texas Sonogram Law - 'Thinly Veiled Rhetoric* (salon) Sid Miller is, of course, our Texas House Rep for District 59 and is also the one that sponsored that Big Government Intrusive Sonogram Bill that had a temporary injunction against it yesterday. .....- 8/31/2011 11:10:02 AM
Federal Judge Blocks New Texas Sonogram Law (pstern) We all knew it was coming down the vine.  According to a short article in the Austin Statesman a federal judge found the law unconstitutional based on the fact that it infringed on the ri.....- 8/30/2011 9:28:10 PM
Another Idiots Gallup Poll Places Perry at Top of GOP Heap (pstern) What can I say? "Stupid is as stupid does." A Gallup Poll of almost 500 Republicans and Independents leaning GOP and almost 500 Democrats led to the results.  I have no i.....- 8/29/2011 10:35:00 PM
New Voucher Program Causes Chaos in Indiana Public Schools (pstern) Do you recall one of my previous Salon articles asking if we are all viewing the end of public education??? Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, a Republican, signed-off on a state-wide voucher.....- 8/29/2011 7:52:10 PM
The Texas Drought Bringing Cotton Higher Prices Later (salon) Rick Perry's rain prayer in April didn't work. The worst U.S. crop conditions since the dust bowl era of the 1930s are tightening domestic supplies of cotton and boosting prospects.....- 8/29/2011 4:31:10 PM
Rick Perry & The Federal School Lunch Program (salon) We already said that 1 in 7 people in Rick Perry's Texas is on food stamps. As He says "It's a statement that the state that feeds the world has so many people dependent on the governm.....- 8/29/2011 4:01:22 PM
Does Michelle Bachmann Think The Texas Drought is God's Punishment for Rick Perry? (salon) Saw today that Michelle Bachmann has gone even farther than nut Rick Perry. Is this like a Who's Wackier game of poker where the ante keeps getting pushed up? It was only a matter of ti.....- 8/29/2011 2:52:06 PM
Secessionist Rick Perry O Day- August 29 2011 (salon) Said his brain is like a chicken pot pie.Well, he isn't known as being a particularly bright guy! What doesn't Rick Perry understand about a civilian being in charge of the military???.....- 8/29/2011 1:05:12 PM
Rick Perry - Mexico and Texas One Region-Open Border (2001) (salon) From Governor Rick Perry's website - 2001 speech With Texas serving as the Gateway to Mexico, it is time that we receive congressional funding that reflects the instrumental role our st.....- 8/29/2011 12:23:00 PM
Rick Perry and Eminent Domain in Texas -Bait and Switch (salon) As noted here, Rick Perry is more than disingenuous when he says that he is a protector of private property. All you have to do is read about what he tried to do with the Trans Texas Corridor to kn.....- 8/29/2011 11:19:14 AM
Rick 'I Demand an Open Federal Government' Perry Keeps Secrets From the Public (pstern) The public is NOT permitted to view the records and documents of Governor Rick Perry.  Period! One of the main issues in the 2012 GOP Primary must become the SECRET State Government exploi.....- 8/29/2011 8:36:49 AM
Mitt Romney VS. Rick Perry? Ouch!!! (pstern) Just read an article stating that Rick Perry is running his campaign as the best "job creation" governor.  Ha-ha-ha-ha!!!  You've GOT to be kidding!  Can't wait to .....- 8/28/2011 11:40:47 AM
Rick Perry Clueless about Predator Drones Being Used on TX-MEX Border (salon) Back on March 12, 2010 Rick Perry asked Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security for MQ-9 Predator B UAS planes. In June 2010, the first Predator B starting flying over the borde.....- 8/28/2011 10:36:44 AM
Rick Perry Scam O Day- Be Soft on Illegal Immigration & Then Bill Feds for Housing (salon) Saw the other day that Rick Perry billed the federal government for housing illegal immigrants to the tune of $350 million. Texas Gov. Rick Perry has asked the U.S. Department of Homeland S.....- 8/28/2011 9:54:08 AM
Crazy Secessionist Prophet Rick Perry O Day- August 28 2011 (salon) LOVED this from johnnymags of Twitter johnnymags J Shorter RIck Perry- I drink your milkshake, paid for by Federal funds that I said were evil but took anyway. .....- 8/28/2011 7:54:41 PM
Texas Food Stamps Program is Worst Performing in the Nation- (salon) Saw that Rick Perry, in Iowa yesterday, said that food stamp use in Iowa is a *testament to widespread misery*. Sounds like the implication is that if a state is running properly, with a lot of job.....- 8/28/2011 9:04:06 AM
And I thought I was Hot today... (humanbeing) SOMERVELL COUNTY — Officials at the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant have confirmed that someone crashed a vehicle into security barriers around the facility near Glen Rose early Saturday mo.....- 8/27/2011 8:54:10 PM
Crazy Thug Rick Perry O Day 8/27/2011 (salon) Did Rick Perry refuse to look at DNA evidence for Hank Skinner on death row because it would open the floodgates on all the others Rick Perry had executed? Vicente Fox thanks Rick Perry for in-.....- 8/27/2011 12:00:30 PM
Crazy Rick Perry O Day - Aug 26 2011 (salon) Thought this was crass Rick Perry the socialist In response to the criticism in the Dallas News story of 2010, Governor Perry refused to disclose the investors in Texas Emerging Technol.....- 8/26/2011 4:15:34 PM
Rick Perry's Texas-No Money for Teachers But Plenty for Formula One Racing (salon) Bloomberg Texas, which may balance its budget by firing thousands of teachers, plans to commit $25 million in state funds to Formula One auto racing each year for a decade. Four years.....- 8/26/2011 2:01:17 PM
Hypocrite Rick Perry lies about Raising Taxes- Billions of Dollars of Tax Increases (salon) You think you're keeping more of your own money? Not in Texas under Rick Perry NyTimes Mr. Perry’s most ambitious tax reform came in 2006. He appointed a bipartisan blue-ribbo.....- 8/26/2011 12:54:29 PM
Crazy Rick Perry Roundup O Day - August 25 2011 (salon) In the Pink Nobody but NOBODY wants to be the frontrunner this early in the game. You know how long he’s been an official candidate? Two weeks. You know what happens after two weeks? .....- 8/25/2011 12:44:37 PM
Secessionist Rick Perry, Texas Enterprise Fund , Countrywide and Bank of America (salon) Have said before that Rick Perry used his own version of TARP in Texas, the Texas Enterprise Fund. (Also, Rick Perry asked for TARP as well, despite his lies, ahem, denials. ) Texans also know that.....- 8/25/2011 2:11:42 PM
Creationism is NOT taught at Glen Rose ISD (pharper) Contrary to what Governor Rick Perry has been telling people lately, Glen Rose ISD does not teach creationism. I asked Glen Rose Superintendent Wayne Rotan about it, and his reply was A.....- 8/25/2011 11:01:24 AM
Congressional Rep Chabot Bans Cameras at PUBLIC Town Hall Meeting (salon) Contrary to what Governor Rick Perry has been telling people lately, Glen Rose ISD does not teach creationism. I asked Glen Rose Superintendent Wayne Rotan about it, and his reply was A.....- 8/25/2011 9:45:04 AM
Why Governor Rick Perry's Cults Require The Same Attention as Barack Obama's Jeremiah Wright (salon) Let's start with an agreement at the outset that there shoudl be no religious test for office. That what someone believes, regardless of whether it is wacky or cultish or outside the pale or ev.....- 8/24/2011 11:33:05 AM
Here Comes Questioning Obama's Love For His Country-The Fake Diatribe (salon) Saw a letter to the editor in the Panama City News Herald this morning entitled What is Love?  Here it is with my comments and with a flip. At a Republican Party event last week, a rep.....- 8/24/2011 9:32:17 AM
Revolution for Revolution's Sake... (pstern) Who Runs Things When the Revolution is Over? or “Been Down So Long Don’t Know Which Way is Up” by Peter Stern What do revolutions in Libya, Iraq, Egypt, Sudan and .....- 8/24/2011 6:02:14 AM
Laughing at Prophet Rick Perry and God (salon) First premise as you read this, if Rick Perry really believes that Only God Can Help, then why he is in office for ANY elected position? Rick Perry did an official rain prayer in April. Did God ans.....- 8/23/2011 1:24:24 PM
Somervell County Judge Mike Ford proposes 31% CUT to Fire Department funding (pharper) Assuming what I am reading in the paper is accurate (Page 11 of the Glen Rose Reporter 8/17/11 edition), because Somervell County Judge Mike Ford is not posting it online until Monday (why?) I.....- 8/23/2011 1:26:21 PM
Rick *Popover* Perry Roundup O Day - August 23 2011 (salon) Does Rick Perry Still favor repeal of the 16th amendment? He won't say. f I were one of the reporters covering Rick Perry’s campaign travels, I’d try to make some news by asking.....- 8/23/2011 1:00:24 PM
Rick Perry Wants NO Regulations- Asked Obama to put a Moratorium on ALL Regulations (salon) What a joke Rick Perry is. Assuming that he is only speaking about regulations on business, since that's where he's getting all his campaing contribution money (see Bank Of America) , he.....- 8/23/2011 12:29:18 PM
Rick Perry Against National Labor Laws (from his book Fed Up) (salon) From ThinkProgress — 5. Almost Everything Is Unconstitutional: Regrets the existence of jurisprudence construing the Commerce Clause to permit “federal laws regulating the envir.....- 8/23/2011 10:41:18 AM
Somervell County Judge Mike Ford proposes $350,000 INCREASE in Hospital Administration fees (pharper) In the newspaper I noticed that the proposed budget for the hospital administration fees are going up to $1.83 Million compared to $1.48 million spent this year. The voters said NO to this.....- 8/23/2011 8:57:17 AM
Public Education is in Jeopardy (pstern) Throwing More Tax Dollars at Public Education   We May as Well Flush Money Down the Toilet   by Peter Stern     The Board Members of the Dripping Spr.....- 8/23/2011 8:47:21 AM
Rick Perry's Baloney About Federal Education Money (salon) Rick Perry pretends to be of one position but actually does another. From Thnkprogress Fed Up is not some 20-year-old graduate school thesis that Perry wrote before he served in electe.....- 8/22/2011 3:17:09 PM
Roundup of Rick *I Wear Armani Suits and French Cuffs* Perry for Aug 22 2011 (salon) Perry is anti-science, except for in his own campaign. Duh! Rick Perry thinks Obama controls the Fed Rick Perry wears Armani suits and French cuffs Should he be president of anythin.....- 8/22/2011 1:03:41 PM
Texas Public Schools Use Court System for Misbehaving Students (pstern) But, Is it the best method to discipline young children?   by Peter Stern   The Washington Post has an article, “In Texas schools, a criminal response to misbehavior.....- 8/22/2011 12:18:49 PM
Rick Perry Flip Flops During His Campaign - I Count 9- YOu? (salon) Before I start counting, I just love how the term du jour is Walk Back instead of Flip Flop or Hypocrite or Liar. As in "Rick Perry Walks Back His Position on Social Security and Tells People .....- 8/22/2011 11:09:03 AM
Video- Obama Spokesman Robert Gibbs Shreds Secessionist Rick Perry's Arguments (salon) Before I start counting, I just love how the term du jour is Walk Back instead of Flip Flop or Hypocrite or Liar. As in "Rick Perry Walks Back His Position on Social Security and Tells People .....- 8/21/2011 9:10:58 PM
Rick Perry Dumb O Day-Thinks an executive order can reverse obamacare (salon) Not only did we find out this week that Rick Perry doesn't understand separation of powers, 3 co-equal branches of government,  in our system of government, but now he's saying that if.....- 8/21/2011 3:30:35 PM
Po Po Rick Perry Back In Texas Where He Actually Sweated (salon) not because he took any questions, though. Just because of the heat. Perry was quite literally sweating it out before the home crowd not because the reception was anything but enthusiastic.....- 8/21/2011 1:15:57 PM
Hey Rick Perry! Quit Wussing Out and Trying to Avoid Questions (salon) If you think you should be president, you should have to ANSWER QUESTIONS. I laughed at this. He made no mention of the controversies that arose in his first week, other than one broad .....- 8/21/2011 12:56:51 PM
Separated at Birth- Rick Perry and Elmer Gantry! (salon) If you think you should be president, you should have to ANSWER QUESTIONS. I laughed at this. He made no mention of the controversies that arose in his first week, other than one broad .....- 8/21/2011 12:34:31 PM
Karl Rove says Palin Will Run for President... (pstern) Apparently, Karl Rove will never leave the political scene.  Anyway, this is from the BIG GOVERNMENT web site, Rove is letting us know that he thinks Palin will announce her candidacy around L.....- 8/21/2011 11:21:11 AM
Making Fun of Wacky Rick Perry O Day - Aug 21 2011 (salon) From MSNBC- so much to laugh at. 1. Criticized Obama's bus. Even though not only will whoever gets the GOP nomination get one (secret service) but George Bush had the exact same one. 2......- 8/21/2011 10:01:47 AM
Perry in SC: 2 New Books on Perry... not so flattering (pstern) The State, the largest selling South Carolina newspaper (according to itself) reprinted an article by the United Press about 2 new books hitting the stores soon that show the Texas Governor an.....- 8/21/2011 9:31:43 AM
Rick Perry- You Pay Me Campaign Money, I'll Reward YOu-Texas Business Environment (salon) NYTimes Another instance of political donations to Mr. Perry seeming to dovetail with his policy decisions came in 2005, when the TXU Corporation, a utility based in Dallas, sought permits .....- 8/21/2011 9:16:41 AM
Middle Income Americans- Rick Perry Thinks You Don't Pay Enough Income Tax (salon) Forbes I learn from newly minted GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry what’s wrong with America—that middle income Americans don’t pay enough taxes.  Really. W.....- 8/21/2011 9:03:31 AM
Mandatory Vaccinations Return... (pstern) Apparently state government doesn't want to learn from previous mistakes.  There is a new law already approved to mandate Meningitis vaccinations for every new enrolling col.....- 8/20/2011 9:31:32 PM
Fed UP? Yeah, I'm Fed Up - My Values Versus The Nuts Republicans Have Become (salon) Hey, Rick perry, I LIKE public education - I don't like that hispanics are disproportionately hurt by your education cuts Hey, Rick Perry, I want to be treated as an adult that can make her.....- 8/21/2011 11:22:05 AM
Ooops! Texas Unemployment Rate Highest Mark Since 1987 (Aug 20 2011) (salon) Austin-American Statesman As Gov. Rick Perry touts job creation and limited government on the campaign trail, the Texas’ unemployment rate tied a 1987 record in July and the Austin-ar.....- 8/20/2011 3:03:35 PM
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