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From the NRC Inspection Report: Re: Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant (salon) Pro Publica Comanche Peak NRC Inspection Report Issues Cited: The inspectors observed that some suction hoses listed in the extreme damage mitigation procedure for the acci.....- 6/29/2011 2:04:54 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for June 29 2011 (salon) Working on summer projects, some of which require time outside and some which, deliciously, require time inside the air conditioning. This week I have been focused on making inexpensive shade sails.....- 6/29/2011 2:31:31 PM
Corporate Welfare=Government Subsidies from All Taxpayers (salon) Just a quick note. Enadaze commented on the post regarding Hollywood and Vine that corporate welfare from Luminant is what caused Somervell County to move from a very poor county with a poor school.....- 6/29/2011 10:11:28 AM
My complaint to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce about the Hollywood and Vine sign copyright violation (pharper) I decided to go ahead and file a complaint against Hollywood and Vine since they are violating a copyright. I called up the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and navigated through their automated s.....- 6/28/2011 11:53:27 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for June 27 2011 (salon) Pretty much out of my funk which has lasted for 6 months. The last time I had a funk like this was when John Kerry lost the presidence to George Bush. I was kind of fed up at that point, just like .....- 6/27/2011 10:08:13 AM
The Future Doesn't Hurt Yet (humanbeing) From the New York Times: "Unchecked consumerism operates on the premise that others are only instruments to be used and that the environment is a commodity. This attitude fosters unhappine.....- 6/27/2011 8:07:13 AM
ANOTHER Earthquake in DFW- Wasn't the last one also at Maypearl? (salon) WFAA (June 25, 2011) Yes. The last one on June 12 was also in Maypearl. Seems like we are getting more and more earthquakes around here. Related to the gas drilling? CBS on the June 12 qua.....- 6/25/2011 6:44:45 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for June 25, 2011 (salon) Posting a few things while i'm waiting for the temperature outside to go down enough to start some yard work. At least today is not as blazingly hot as last weekend... but the drought continues.....- 6/25/2011 6:37:21 PM
Republicans in New York Vote to Legalize Same Sex Marriage (salon) From the Wall Street Journal The Republican-led Senate in New York voted to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday evening, delivering to gay-rights advocates a hard-fought victory that they .....- 6/25/2011 6:09:06 PM
Taking a Critical Look at Rick Perry (humanbeing) I'll bet there are a lot of 'Texans' out there who love these statistics, but this will be an ugly reminder for Perry: From the Chicago Tribune: AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. Rick .....- 6/24/2011 9:28:55 PM
A Follow-up on Texas Politics and Public Education (pstern) Texans May Be Too Defensive About Their Public Schools and Public Image by Peter Stern The fact is that Texas is near last on the list of providing a quality public school educati.....- 6/24/2011 6:47:49 PM
Latinos Say *Meh* to Secessionist Rick Perry at NALEO (salon) From the FW Star-Telegram The subdued reception underscored Hispanic discontent toward Perry's inclusion of a controversial "sanctuary city" bill in the Texas Legislature'.....- 6/24/2011 9:43:59 AM
Sid Miller Going to Run for Congress? That Goofy New Congressional Map (salon) I was making fun of the new redistricting map the other day that SLICED Erath county in half, called it Gerrymandering fun. In it, I noticed that Erath county was cut in half, with Sid Miller and S.....- 6/24/2011 8:03:55 AM
Roundup of Articles about Rick Perry that Have Been on Somervell County Salon (salon) - 6/23/2011 5:30:24 PM
On the Rumoured Gayness of Rick Perry- One of the Most Popular Posts on the Site Recently (salon) Now, I don't have any idea if it's true. I sure do remember at the time reading about it all over the place (this is the link about the story going around at the time) and then, suddently, .....- 6/23/2011 3:40:13 PM
Secessionist Rick Perry Getting Ready To Take His Revival Act to New Hampshire (salon) Hasn't declared yet for president, because, you know, he's waiting to be asked. But here is a public service announcement for New Hampshire residents to get your wallets out and be ready fo.....- 6/23/2011 2:47:02 PM
Boo! Sid Miller (TX House District 59) is a GHOST!! Ghost Voter, That is! (salon) Heh "We asked for a record vote on an amendment in order to determine if there was a quorum of the House,” said Lucio. “In order to have a quorum of the House to conduct bu.....- 6/23/2011 2:21:13 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for June 23 2011-Fluff edition (salon) Look at Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins. He is So perfect. I loved him in The Office. Heard locally that Lloyd Wirt changed parties and is now a Republican. He joins the ranks of other party s.....- 6/23/2011 2:06:45 PM
Secessionist Rick Perry Doesn't Want YOU to Know What He Spent on Security and Travel Expenses (salon) Maybe that's the REAL reason he keeps dragging out this long, expensive Special Session. He's trying to slip a provision into an unrelated bill that will keep secrets Gov. Rick Perr.....- 6/22/2011 1:28:52 PM
Woolite is trying something new (enadaze) It looks like Woolite laundry detergent is trying a new angle with their marketing to try to stand out from their competitors.  See this very bizarre Woolite commercial written and directed by.....- 6/21/2011 1:18:46 PM
Oops! NBC at US Open Edits Socialist Pledge of Allegiance Back to Pre-50's Standard (salon) That is, partly, the version that WAS the Pledge said by school children until the govt in the McCarthy era added "Under God" circa 1954. What amuses me is what an uproar this is causing .....- 6/21/2011 9:55:08 AM
Actor, 51 Marries 16-year-old? With the consent of her parents? (enadaze) If this was anywhere other than Hollywood.... "E! News reports Doug Hutchison married "aspiring country singer" and "former beauty pageant queen" Courtney Alexis Stodde.....- 6/21/2011 8:49:09 AM
Secessionist Rick Perry's Bald Faced Lie About Private Property Rights (salon) I watched Rick "I am Like Jesus" Perry do his revival schtick via video on Cspan the other day. (RLC). Rick Perry, who has been the driving force behind the Trans Texas Corridor, was tryi.....- 6/20/2011 5:37:07 PM
Do Republicans Think They're VICTIMS? Rick Perry Tells Them to Stop Apologizing (salon) Um. I'm racking my brain trying to think of any occassion when I've heard a Republican apologizing for having some viewpoint. What would that viewpoint be? "Gee, I'm sorry that I&#.....- 6/19/2011 7:50:46 PM
Texas Governor Rick Perry is a Legend in his own Mind (pstern) Bending and Hiding the Truth is a Perry Art Form by Peter Stern  Question: What do you call an incumbent Governor who wins with a mere 39 percent of the total votes?  Answer:.....- 6/19/2011 12:00:34 PM
Hilarious Review of *Green Lantern* from The Superficial - Turd Cloud Edition (salon) I enjoy comic book movies IF they don't completely suck. I loathed Green Hornet, which was one of the worst movies I've ever seen. I really hate it when I sit through a movie thinking that .....- 6/19/2011 8:11:22 AM
Secessionist Rick Perry Tells the Tent Crowd About Jobs (salon) - 6/18/2011 7:45:56 PM
You Think People Should Be Able To Text And Drive? Rick *Secessionist* Perry Does! (salon) Bwahahah. Perry *I Compare Myself to Jesus* vetoed a bill that had been passed by both parts of the Texas Legislature that would have made it against the law to text while driving. I absolutely lik.....- 6/19/2011 1:49:32 PM
Secessionist Rick Perry Gives Republican Leadership Some Old Fashioned Hucksterism (salon) Made me laugh. I watched part of Rick "I Like To Compare Myself with Jesus" Perry's speech on Cspan earlier, part of the RLC. I thought I was back in an old fashioned Tent Revival, watch.....- 6/18/2011 6:31:51 PM
Sid Miller (Tx House District 59) At It Again re: Abortion (salon) Because Texas Republicans Believe in Flouting the LAW and showing Hatred to Women From Capitol Digest The House on Wednesday named its members to a conference committee working out diff.....- 6/17/2011 12:35:02 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for June 17 2011 (salon) Some stuff that caught my eye today. Hotel Soap-neat idea. Meh Rick Perry to have minor back surgery-one wonders if a little botox will get snuck in for all those wrinkles on his face. .....- 6/17/2011 12:32:48 PM
Secessionist Rick Perry's Unanswered Drought Prayers (salon) I laugh at this little man and his pretensions. From the US Drought Monitor which shows most of Texas in EXTREME drought conditions. Just ask your local county extension agent. P.S. Bo.....- 6/17/2011 10:38:11 AM
Mitt Romney Jokes He Also is Unemployed... (pstern) Big joke.  Good ol' Mitt tells unemployed he also is unemployed.  Hahahaha...  http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/ Ever wonder how many assholes are in politics?  .....- 6/16/2011 8:00:52 PM
What’s So Special About Another Texas Special Legislative Session? (pstern) What’s So Special About Another Texas Special Legislative Session?     Answer:   .  Not a Damn Thing.     by Peter Stern   .....- 6/16/2011 5:21:11 PM
Water! Water! Where's the Water? Drought and its Effects (June 16 2011) (salon) If I remember correctly, it rained a little bit about a week ago (maybe it was two). That rain, which came via a thunderstorm, promptly and quickly dried up the next day. There hasn't been enou.....- 6/16/2011 5:14:59 PM
Where Do You Get Your Hair Cut in Somervell County? Reasons? (salon) I finally found someone who did an absolutely perfect job of cutting my hair a couple of years ago. And I mean perfect-her name was/is Shanna. I've been growing my hair out for about 6 months a.....- 6/16/2011 3:12:05 PM
Ever Heard of Brooksley Born? (humanbeing) I didn't think so. Either had I until I saw this excellent expose from Frontline about the 'over-the-counter derivatives' market that took us to the ditch. Check it out. Wat.....- 6/15/2011 9:21:54 PM
Second Coming? Bwahahah-Secessionist Rick Perry Compares Himself to Jesus .... (salon) Well, this was my first laugh of the day. Basically, Fox News shill, who undoubtedly was trying to get the tough questions answered by Perry early before Perry may announce to run for president, as.....- 6/15/2011 10:57:09 AM
How Does Texas Rank Against Other States in 2011? (salon) From Texas on the Brink Let's just take ONE example, Income Income Disparity and Employment The personal per capita income for Texans in 2009 was $36,484.[i] 4.26.....- 6/14/2011 9:07:54 PM
Why I'm Voting for Secessionist Rick Perry-Because He Forces Womens To Have Sonograms (salon) Ah Sure Do Wish we Were Back in the Days Before Women Could Vote! Yee-Ha To Rick Perry. Here was Reason #1 to Vote for Perry Reason # 2 Ah jest know the rest of the U-Nited States.....- 6/14/2011 3:36:19 PM
Why I'm Voting for Secessionist Rick Perry for President-Merck HPV Vaccine (salon) Because I also think all little girls should be forced to have an HPV vaccine when they're 12. All women just need to do what I say. Lawsuit background In case you missed it, here's.....- 6/14/2011 2:02:24 PM
Rick Perry's *Loser Pays* Should Be Called *Winner Could Pay* (salon) because the winner, if he or she decides to go to trial instead of taking an offered settlement, could end up paying for the defendants legal and court expenses. Let's repeat. EVEN IF HE OR SHE.....- 6/14/2011 1:13:06 PM
Perry's Sonogram Law Being Challenged in Federal Court (pstern) Adding a bit to Salon's previous commentary: The mandatory Sonogram law is being challenged in Federal Court by The Center for Reproductive Rights, a watchdog group. Article from Austin.....- 6/13/2011 4:33:10 PM
Why I'm Voting for Secessionist Rick Perry - Because He Wants Creationism Taught in Schools (salon) - 6/13/2011 4:20:31 PM
All Fireworks Banned for July 4th holiday (2011) Due to Drought-Somervell/Glen Rose (salon) Saw via Dwayne Griffin's  Somervell EMC twitter account County Commissioners voted to ban all fireworks during the 4th holiday. Doesn't include the Wheeler Branch fireworks dis.....- 6/13/2011 3:18:04 PM
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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 5/29/2011 11:41:09 AM
Ever Been Stuck Trying to Figure Out Where to Find an Emergency Toilet? (salon) - 5/29/2011 11:21:06 AM
Secessionist Rick Perry *Thinking* about being President (salon) - 5/28/2011 11:10:37 AM
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