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YES! Lawsuit Filed Against Sid Miller & Rick Perry's Sonogram/Abortion Law (salon) From Center for Reproductive Rights website. “This law barges in on the doctor-patient relationship” said Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights. “.....- 6/13/2011 1:01:49 PM
The Chamber is busy again :) (enadaze) I am very happy to see so much progress.  Over the last 6 months I think that I have seen more activity than ever from the Chamber.  This year they are going "all out" and hosti.....- 6/13/2011 11:32:45 AM
Illegal Immigration Taking a Big Toll (pstern) Here are some of the reasons, how we are wasting our tax dollars and not providing jobs and other boosts to the economy FOR American citizens.   It's easy to dismiss individual pro.....- 6/13/2011 8:33:42 AM
Geez! Another Earthquake in North Central Texas (June 12 2011) (salon) Here are some of the reasons, how we are wasting our tax dollars and not providing jobs and other boosts to the economy FOR American citizens.   It's easy to dismiss individual pro.....- 6/12/2011 7:44:33 PM
Wake Up Texans. Be Responsible. (humanbeing) While taking a walk this morning I noticed one of the suburbia-like houses on the big development had two sprinklers going from their well just to water their lawn. Tough, drought-tolerant native g.....- 6/12/2011 11:44:53 AM
Fixing Public Education (pstern) Improving public education seems to be a never-ending battle. For the majority of children and parents who rely on it, public education continues to fail the needs and the learning outcomes of .....- 6/12/2011 10:38:30 AM
Gerrymandering Fun with PlanC141 (Texas Redistricting) (salon) I saw that on June 6, 2011, the Texas Lege Senate passed out THIS version of the US Congressional Districts. We'd (Somervell) be moving from SD 17 to SD 25. Hood got chopped out of the district.....- 6/12/2011 1:09:16 PM
The Hate Map (humanbeing) Hate Map   Active U.S. Hate Groups Stand Strong Against Hate Join people acro.....- 6/9/2011 8:48:35 AM
Heard Loud Explosion Sound about 5 minutes ago- Sonic Boom or something else? (salon) Listening to the scanner which we have on the internet here, police said it was probably a sonic boom from a plane That rocked the house, was about the same was when the Challenger exploded. Wh.....- 6/8/2011 4:09:33 PM
Um. What About ADA, Sid Miller? Send Miller back to the Charter School His Wife Owns (salon) for some remedial math. Readers know that we believe Sid Miller's Taxpayer Savings Grant Program is a bid to kill public education in favor of school vouchers. What makes Sid Miller's p.....- 6/8/2011 9:16:43 AM
Have to Touch on That Weiner Story (salon) I believed almost from the start that Anthony Weiner was lying. Why? Because I'm a technology buff. The odds of someone hacking his twitter account (which he said, first, was Facebook) were pre.....- 6/7/2011 4:00:58 PM
Secessionist Rick Perry's Christian Pray Party for US Governors (salon) because, apparently, the United States government is only for those who are Christian. Rick Perry is part of a Christian event being held in Houston on August 6th and Wonder of Wonders, has use.....- 6/7/2011 2:32:30 PM
When Did Texas Become a Christians-Only Country Of Its Own? (salon) I spent a good chunk of my growing up life in Texas. My mom was born here. Both my grandparents were born here. I have kin all over Texas; some of them used to own a large hamburger franchise in Sa.....- 6/7/2011 3:38:49 PM
Rick Perry- Immigration Reform-Ooops. Obama Doing Better (salon) Rick Perry's Motto is to Promise Right-Wing Texans Anything.. but Give Big Business What IT Wants. From Rick Casey-Houston Chron article entitled "Perry Winks and Nods-Obama Acts".....- 6/6/2011 12:25:27 PM
Curious-Anyone know if there is a back story on why Gary Marks resigned? (salon) Rick Perry's Motto is to Promise Right-Wing Texans Anything.. but Give Big Business What IT Wants. From Rick Casey-Houston Chron article entitled "Perry Winks and Nods-Obama Acts".....- 6/6/2011 10:55:49 AM
Hypocrite Rick *Secessionist* Perry Mind Boggler O Day (June 2011)-Prayer at Graduation (salon) I laughed when I saw this statement by Perry about the state-sponsored prayer at Medina Valley High School, Castroville, TX. "This reprehensible action taken by a federal judge undersc.....- 6/6/2011 10:42:39 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for June 6 2011-Religious Laughs Version (salon) Who does Jesus belong to? Oh... Also Islam. From the Christian Post. Catholic bishop Julian Poreous, of the Archdiocese of Sydney, has clarified that for Christians Jesus was “mo.....- 6/6/2011 10:04:14 AM
Are Sectarian Prayers by Students at Graduation Coercive? (salon) Let's start with a premise. Student-led prayers at school sports events are illegal, as are graduation prayers that are sectarian or prosletyze. This is a decision from the Supreme Court of the.....- 6/5/2011 4:43:42 PM
The Lord is not on trial here today (humanbeing) Let's start with a premise. Student-led prayers at school sports events are illegal, as are graduation prayers that are sectarian or prosletyze. This is a decision from the Supreme Court of the.....- 6/4/2011 9:11:11 PM
We Need More Women in Politics (humanbeing) From the NY Times: "Texas Democrats never had much hope in this Legislature, where Republicans have a huge majority and an unshakeable drive to slash spending without raising taxes or dipp.....- 6/4/2011 8:54:18 PM
No School Sponsored Prayer at Medina Valley High (Texas) -Even After Appeal! (salon) A high school student at Medina Valley High in Castroville, parents and American United for Separation of Church and State  sued the school to prevent school-sponsored prayer at the graduation.....- 6/4/2011 1:53:29 PM
Waving Goodbye to Public Education... (pstern) Texas Legislature doing what it does best.... removing tax dollars from public education by Peter Stern Slightly more than 10 years ago the state provided up to 70 percent of the total budg.....- 6/2/2011 9:31:54 AM
Somervell County Judge Mike Ford encouraging residents to give personal info to 3rd party without disclosure its a 3rd party (pharper) In a recent Facebook post on May 23rd by Somervell County Emergency Mangement Coordinator Dwayne Griffin:  Judge Ford urges citizens to log onto the county website at www.co.somer.....- 6/1/2011 12:21:21 PM
Press Release from Sid Miller's Office on the Teeth Floaters Bill That Passed (salon) Miller Helps to Protect Horses, Owners & Vets with Compromise Legislation   Austin, Texas – Today, State Representative Sid Miller (R-Stephenville) announced the pass.....- 5/31/2011 3:26:20 PM
Texas GOP Bulldogs Rip Into Travis County (pstern) Is there any logical reason to divide Travis into 5 districts? by Peter Stern Sure there is, if the GOP wants more power. Apparently it’s not enough that the GOP already has the major.....- 5/31/2011 10:42:52 AM
Texas Legislature Still Playing Games with Taxpayers' Money and Lives (pstern) Special Session Costs Taxpayers $3 Million by Peter Stern Governor Rick Perry and Texas legislators cannot do the jobs voters hired them to do. For the past decade urgent issues have remain.....- 5/31/2011 9:08:01 AM
Friends of the Brazos River Meeting June 25 2011 (salon) via email. Dear Friends of the Brazos, Our next meeting will be at Mary Lee Lilly’s house (CONTACT FOR ADDRESS)  Coffee will be served at 8:30 and breakfast at 9:00. Please rsvp.....- 5/29/2011 5:23:55 PM
Heh! Video After the Rapture (salon) via email. Dear Friends of the Brazos, Our next meeting will be at Mary Lee Lilly’s house (CONTACT FOR ADDRESS)  Coffee will be served at 8:30 and breakfast at 9:00. Please rsvp.....- 5/29/2011 11:41:09 AM
Ever Been Stuck Trying to Figure Out Where to Find an Emergency Toilet? (salon) via email. Dear Friends of the Brazos, Our next meeting will be at Mary Lee Lilly’s house (CONTACT FOR ADDRESS)  Coffee will be served at 8:30 and breakfast at 9:00. Please rsvp.....- 5/29/2011 11:21:06 AM
Secessionist Rick Perry *Thinking* about being President (salon) via email. Dear Friends of the Brazos, Our next meeting will be at Mary Lee Lilly’s house (CONTACT FOR ADDRESS)  Coffee will be served at 8:30 and breakfast at 9:00. Please rsvp.....- 5/28/2011 11:10:37 AM
Delusional Perry going 'to consider' a run for the Presidency (pstern) What did the American people do to deserve this? by Peter Stern After 1 year of saying that he is not interested in running for President in 2012, Perry stated that he "will consider&q.....- 5/27/2011 5:33:43 PM
Sid Miller (Tx House District 59) Jan 2011 Campaign Finance Report-Expenditures (salon) What does Miller spend his campaign donations on? Allsup's #14, , , 14 HWY 377, Dublin, TX, 76446, 20101102, 50.10, Fuel Allsup's #14, , , 14 HWY 377, Dublin, TX, 76446, 20101105, 3.....- 5/27/2011 8:40:57 AM
Sid Miller (TX House District 59) Campaign Finance Report Jan 2011- Receipts (salon) Who contributed? Sorted by most money to least. IND, Kelly, Rusty, , Austin, TX, 78701, , , 20101208, 1000.00, , Blackridge, owner/lobbyist Info on Blackridge. ENT, Texas Gaming Assn. P.....- 5/27/2011 8:33:29 AM
How Much Might Glen Rose ISD LOSE in the Texas School Funding Budget Cuts? (salon) Who contributed? Sorted by most money to least. IND, Kelly, Rusty, , Austin, TX, 78701, , , 20101208, 1000.00, , Blackridge, owner/lobbyist Info on Blackridge. ENT, Texas Gaming Assn. P.....- 5/26/2011 3:48:11 PM
XBox Kinect and Avatar Dancing-This is Cute- Video (salon) Who contributed? Sorted by most money to least. IND, Kelly, Rusty, , Austin, TX, 78701, , , 20101208, 1000.00, , Blackridge, owner/lobbyist Info on Blackridge. ENT, Texas Gaming Assn. P.....- 5/26/2011 3:39:57 PM
Sid Miller Pushing School Vouchers Now ala *Taxpayer Savings Grant Program* (salon) Get this. Saw via Stephenville Empire-Tribune: The proposed program, which Miller said he plans to quickly file as an amendment to Senate Bill 1811, is a voucher program that would allow pa.....- 5/25/2011 9:37:39 PM
So... Women Must Pay For The Sonograms They are Forced To Have (salon) Secessionist Rick Perry, who, ooops, let it slip that he thinks he is the President of Texas, has signed the ForceWomenWhoWantALegalAbortionToHaveASonogram bill  pushed by Sid Miller. I.....- 5/25/2011 5:53:13 PM
STOP SPECIAL INTEREST TOLL ROAD PRIVATIZATION: TxDOT Needs Better Oversight (pstern) Legislators Made Promises They Did NOT Keep by Peter Stern During the past decade the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has cried poverty, that it does NOT have the tax dollars nee.....- 5/25/2011 8:47:07 AM
Mondragon (OldBridge) I came across the term 'Mondragon', this morning.  Mondragon is a small town in the Basque region of Spain.  In 1941, a Catholic priest (Arizmendiarrieta) started a cooperative mo.....- 5/22/2011 8:04:02 AM
Sid Miller Said That the Sonogram Bill Was Because Women Were NOT ALLOWED to View Sonograms (salon) I downloaded the podcast from NPR's discussion on Tell Me More with Sid Miller from about a week ago and listened to it just now. Miller says that the reason for the bill was that women who were g.....- 5/21/2011 8:57:11 PM
Very Cool! GRISD doing a live stream for May 20 of Senior Recognition Night (salon) Saw via GRISD's twitter Here's the link. We are lucky to have the IT department we do at GRISD. Here's hoping that ALL government agencies in Somervell County consider live stre.....- 5/20/2011 9:51:22 AM
Heh. Rush Limbaugh Sez Rick Perry has Great Hair (salon) Saw via GRISD's twitter Here's the link. We are lucky to have the IT department we do at GRISD. Here's hoping that ALL government agencies in Somervell County consider live stre.....- 5/19/2011 11:40:50 AM
Ick! Eric Grimes, Former Employee at Happy Hills Farm in Granbury Got Off Easy (salon) Remember this?  Eric Grimes supervised children at Happy Hills Farm Academy, which is actually in Glen Rose/Somervell County but for some reason lists its address as Granbury. And... G.....- 5/19/2011 9:40:54 AM
Shooting Feral Hogs from the Air-The OTHER Bill Sid Miller is Known For (salon) The first, of course, being that offensive, intrusive, women-hating sonogram/abortion bill. Bill goes to Perry The House gave final approval Tuesday to a measure that would allow ranch.....- 5/19/2011 9:02:02 AM
Secessionist Rick Perry Wants to be President? Waiting to be Asked (salon) I thought a long time ago that he was going to be putting out feelers to be the Prez. I believe he ought to just become Dictator of the Republic of Texas. What's really hilarious is that Pe.....- 5/18/2011 9:33:45 AM
Scumbag O Day- Arnold Schwarzenegger- Fathered a Child With Member of Household Staff (salon) So. Arnold and Maria didn't just break up for some random reason, due to his infidelity. It was infidelity that included shtupping a woman on the household staff and impregnating her. The woman.....- 5/17/2011 9:11:51 AM
Ready for Corporate Welfare of $20-40 BILLION Bucks? Comanche Peak Cleared Environmentally (salon) Yesterday, the NRC and Army Corps of Engineers issued a joint statement after a hearing in which environmental concerns about 2 more reactors were dismissed.Go read the release at the link above fr.....- 5/17/2011 7:39:07 AM
What happened to '...of the people, by the people, for the people...' ? (pstern) The real problem with government at all levels is the massive amounts of money spent every year by special interests and/or lobbyists to get the people's representatives to do their bidding ---.....- 5/17/2011 5:39:37 AM
The old southwest parkway (silenceisgolden) If you read the Fort Worth Star Telegram you would have learned that the 28 mile TOLL Road will open in 2013.  That's the one being constructed between Cleburne, the Hwy 67 Loop and Fort W.....- 5/16/2011 2:09:04 PM
HB 15, a.k.a., the Mandatory Sonogram Bill is Approved (pstern) Texas Returns to a Slave State by Peter Stern House Bill 15 (HB 15) a.k.a. the Mandatory Sonogram Bill was approved by the Texas House and Senate and will now be sent to Governor Rick Perry.....- 5/15/2011 11:16:54 AM
Glen Rose City Council, ISD, Mayor Election results (pharper) Glen Rose ISD election results, Snodgrass 242, Phillips 214, Snow 212, Villa 201 http://twitpic.com/4xroe7 City of Glen Rose Mayor race results, Jean King 148, Lila Carter 119, http://twitpic.c.....- 5/14/2011 9:42:36 PM
New fees at the Somervell County transfer-station (OldBridge) Anyone else noticed the new fees at the Somervell County transfer-station? I haul our trash there once or twice a month.  I would put all our trash cans in the back of my pickup and get c.....- 5/14/2011 4:19:58 PM
Does Glen Rose have 4G, yet? (OldBridge) I use a pre-paid cell phone from Straight talk.  The quality of our connection here in Glen Rose and on the roads to Cleburne and Granbury dropped around Feb 2011, so I'm looking for somet.....- 5/14/2011 4:07:04 PM
Now We Texans Can Sleep at Night (humanbeing) So far our state legislators have exhibited tremendous focus in dealing with our most pressing problems. 1. They've cut the budget so that teachers and law enforcement will be REDUCED. .....- 5/12/2011 8:57:44 PM
Revolving Door and Lowered Nuclear Safety Standards.. and the NRC (salon) Interesting article from the NYTimes about the cozy relationship NRC has with the nuclear power industry. Although the agency says plants are operating more safely today than they were at t.....- 5/9/2011 10:31:17 AM
Legislative Stupidity Persists re: HB 400: education bill seeking to raise class size and other silly ideas (pstern) “Where have all the leaders gone?” --- Lee Iacocca by Peter Stern Texas has a budget shortfall and is striving to balance the budget by cutting items not needed, according to th.....- 5/8/2011 1:32:42 PM
U.S. needs intensive care (pstern) Can the U.S. afford it on Obama-care? by Peter Stern It is no secret that the majority of Americans are hurting these days. There are no jobs, the quality of education continues to deterior.....- 5/8/2011 10:16:46 AM
Because Sid Miller Thinks Women Are Childish And Stupid - The Abortion Sonogram Bill Passes (salon) Let's see. You're a woman, in Texas, who has decided, BECAUSE IT IS LEGAL, to get an abortion. Your REASON for getting an abortion is personal and ought to not be open for discussion with a.....- 5/7/2011 11:17:09 AM
Federal Government wants U.S. citizens to foot the tab to educate the children of illegal immigrants (pstern) Federal Government wants U.S. citizens to foot the tab to educate the children of illegal immigrants   That's right. You read it correctly.     Maybe homeowne.....- 5/6/2011 7:42:12 PM
National Day Of Reason-Thursday May 5 2011 -A Day For the Reasonable Among Us (salon) Pete Stark issued this statement into the Congressional Record. MR. STARK: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Thursday, May 5, 2011 as the 2011 National Day of Reason. The Nationa.....- 5/5/2011 12:16:57 PM
362 Million Bucks! That's How Much Energy Future Holdings LOST in 1st Quarter 2011 (salon) How is EFH going to meet their debt obligations? You remember we said recently that EFH was able to negotiate a new deal to extend payments for it 34.2 BILLION dollar debt. That means that the.....- 5/5/2011 10:49:58 AM
Recent Break-Ins in GR (smrvlco.resident) As I am certain that most everybody in this small town has heard about the burglaries that have recently occurred I would like to take a minute to ask what the people of this community think about .....- 5/4/2011 4:04:46 PM
The Higher Education Governor Rides Again... (pstern) Does Rick Perry have any brains under that dazzling head of hair? by Peter Stern   How can so many Texans continue to be fooled by The Emperor’s New Clothes? Approximately 5 .....- 5/4/2011 12:03:21 AM
Bloodlust (humanbeing) I don't watch much TV. I tried to today because I really needed to veg-out and the radical change in the weather provided me with a perfect opportunity to do so. But there's so much junk on.....- 5/2/2011 9:34:36 PM
Heh. Made Me Laugh- Bin Laden (salon) Seriously, I'm glad Obama went after bin Laden. I remember how Bush said something a few years ago about how he just didn't think about bin Laden any more. i guess once Bush started th.....- 5/2/2011 10:05:27 AM
NEW WORLD ORDER: The Era of Kings and Slaves (pstern) History Runs Its 360-Degree Course by Peter Stern Many look upon our U.S. Congress and wonder just how stupid it can get, but the powers behind Congress and the President know what they wan.....- 5/1/2011 3:54:52 PM
House Bill 2675 and Toll Agenda Sneaks Back Into Legislative Session (pstern) It's a good thing a few of us are watching for it...   by Peter Stern   We were told the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) plan (the “wet dream” of Gov. Rick Perr.....- 4/30/2011 5:47:10 PM
Conservatives vs. Liberals = Outdated Terminology and Political Platforms (pstern) The Party we need is called Grounded-Centralists, a.k.a., those who recognized that the 2-party system has destroyed our once great nation. We all need to be centrally grounded. However, no party c.....- 4/29/2011 9:13:33 PM
Wildlife Journal, 4/28/11 (humanbeing) Years ago, decades really, a friend of mine gave me a poem she had written called 'Fishes and Dishes'. It was about how she imagined a world of fishes when she was washing her dishes. I mar.....- 4/28/2011 9:43:26 PM
Ode to Obama: The Poor State of the U.S. (pstern) Americans need to stand-up and speak-out against the imbalanced status quo by Peter Stern As a nation we are stuck waist-deep in the muck of our own creation. The fact is that currently the.....- 4/26/2011 6:08:32 PM
Still needing economic damage control... (pstern) Why is the U.S. economy still bleeding? by Peter Stern There is no real reason other than elitist corporate greed that prevents all Americans from benfitting via overall economic progress a.....- 4/24/2011 1:04:21 PM
NRG Abandons Project For Two Reactors in Texas (humanbeing) "The company planning the largest nuclear project in the United States, two giant reactors in South Texas, announced on Tuesday that it was giving up and writing off its investment of $331 mil.....- 4/19/2011 10:11:41 PM
Republicans Escalate War Against the Middle Class and the Poor (pstern) GOP Cuts: Programs for the Poor and Taxes of the Wealthy by Peter Stern Many still do not recognize the new Civil War taking place in the U.S. Instead of North vs. South, the battles focus .....- 4/18/2011 6:11:56 PM
The Ryan/Republican Solution (humanbeing) "For years people have accused the Republican Party of being the servants of the rich and powerful at the expense of the broader public. In the past, they would deny this charge and claim that.....- 4/18/2011 5:49:58 PM
Wow! The sky is really smokey here - (4/15/2011 at 5 pm) (salon) "For years people have accused the Republican Party of being the servants of the rich and powerful at the expense of the broader public. In the past, they would deny this charge and claim that.....- 4/15/2011 5:10:43 PM
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