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The Incredible Flying Nonagenarian (humanbeing) - 11/26/2010 6:42:25 PM
LOVE my Texas State Park Pass-Went down to Meridian State Park today to check it out (salon) The best thing, of course, is that once I show that park pass and my DL, I'm in! Meridian State Park was truly gorgeous today. We went out walking on one of the trails that went down by a river.....- 11/26/2010 3:33:06 PM
What's Up With Beloved Fairy Tale Stories and the Like Being Turned Into Travesties? (salon) I recall several years ago when some company, probably Disney, decided to take the tale of Chicken Little and turn the moral of the story on its head. READERS who don't simply try to learn what.....- 11/25/2010 9:08:50 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Nov 25 2010-Thanksgiving Edition (salon) Have a great day! Today will be the first time I have ever eaten pumpkin cheesecake..... :) So, curious. Are you going out on Black Friday to buy stuff? Weirdness from a Springtown teacher .....- 11/25/2010 8:18:52 AM
Somervell County Food Bank releases newsletter (pharper) The Somervell County Food Bank has started back up the newsletter and thought folks would want to take a look. Give us some feedback so we can improve it for the future. Don't forget about the .....- 11/24/2010 7:20:59 PM
Hah! Tom Delay has been found GUILTY of Money Laundering (salon) Couldn't happen to a more crooked guy. Gee, was it the audio where he talked about it? Does anyone really expect he will actually serve time for being a crook? DeLay was charged wit.....- 11/24/2010 5:29:31 PM
Is this Right? Roughly Half the Eligible Texas Voters Don't Vote In Any Election (salon) Every time I have seen statistics about voter turnout, I've wondered whether those numbers represent those who are registered to vote or those who are of eligible age to vote. In other words, l.....- 11/24/2010 5:20:16 PM
If You Don't CALL It an Earmark, Is It Still An Earmark? Mitch McConnell and Jon Kyl (salon) Or maybe we should say If it Oinks LIke a Pig but You Call it a Dog, Is It Still A Pig? Let's not forget that there are only slightly more than a dozen in our entire district who would bene.....- 11/24/2010 5:01:15 PM
Oh. Brother. You Must Be A Right-Wing Libertarian If You Don't Like the TSA's Invasive Procedures (salon) Yesterday I happened upon an article somewhere that said that it was right wingers who were unhappy about the fuss over body searches and scans by the TSA. I can't recall where I read that, but.....- 11/24/2010 4:15:33 PM
Audio of Somervell County Water District Board Meeting Nov 8 2010 (salon) Yesterday I happened upon an article somewhere that said that it was right wingers who were unhappy about the fuss over body searches and scans by the TSA. I can't recall where I read that, but.....- 11/24/2010 1:01:15 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Nov 24 2010 (salon) Boy, the wind is just HOWLING today although it's sunny outside. Wish we had a windmill attached to our power source because we would be counting DOWN our electric bill today! I see w'ere u.....- 11/24/2010 12:04:52 PM
Jail Activity Report for November 15 through November 22 (enadaze) Boy, the wind is just HOWLING today although it's sunny outside. Wish we had a windmill attached to our power source because we would be counting DOWN our electric bill today! I see w'ere u.....- 11/23/2010 10:30:53 PM
Happy Thanksgiving to all (silenceisgolden) I would like to say that I hope that everyone has a safe, happy and Blessed Thanksgiving Holiday.  May your travels get you to where you need to be and may your family be safe and warm.  .....- 11/23/2010 5:57:20 PM
Video-Pedro the Turkey (salon) I would like to say that I hope that everyone has a safe, happy and Blessed Thanksgiving Holiday.  May your travels get you to where you need to be and may your family be safe and warm.  .....- 11/23/2010 5:36:32 PM
Funny Thanksgiving Stories (salon) I would like to say that I hope that everyone has a safe, happy and Blessed Thanksgiving Holiday.  May your travels get you to where you need to be and may your family be safe and warm.  .....- 11/23/2010 1:40:53 PM
Audio- Somervell County Hospital Authority Board dba GRMC Nov 23 2010 (salon) Thank you, Ann Best! ********************* Here was the agenda Part 1 Listen here or right click to download   Part 2 Listen here or right click to download Will b.....- 11/23/2010 1:19:57 PM
For Thanksgiving- Lou Gehrig's Farewell Speech to the Yankees (Video) (salon) Thank you, Ann Best! ********************* Here was the agenda Part 1 Listen here or right click to download   Part 2 Listen here or right click to download Will b.....- 11/23/2010 11:01:32 AM
City of Glen Rose Votes to Hire Gary Ivy for Oakdale Park Manager - 11/22/2010 (salon) The meeting which lasted NINE minutes; decided not to do audio since the meeting was so short-video it is. UPDATE: Here is Ivy's resume. )2.4 mb) The vote was unanimous, the city accep.....- 11/22/2010 7:17:26 PM
Audio and Minutes from Somervell County Commissioners Court Special Session Nov 22 2010 (salon) Thank you, Judy Nawrocki! ************** AUDIO- Listen here or right cilck to download Commissioners’ Court of Somervell County met in a special meeting at 9:30 a.m. on the a.....- 11/22/2010 4:51:51 PM
Future of Media- Johnson County TX Thinking about Sungard System (Nov 2010) (salon) Saw this yesterday, so I'm sure the commissioners have already voted on it one way or the other. During discussion at a special called meeting Nov. 15, commissioners chose to go with SunGua.....- 11/22/2010 3:04:08 PM
Agenda for GRISD School Board Meeting Nov 22 2010 (salon) from GRISD site **************** Agenda of Regular Meeting The Board of Trustees Glen Rose Independent School District A Regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Glen Rose Independ.....- 11/22/2010 2:41:12 PM
Agenda for Somervell County Hospital Authority dba GRMC Nov 23 2010 (salon) Thank you, Ann Best! ***************** Update: Audio here. Somervell C'ounty Hospital Authority d/b/a Glen Rose Medical Center Meeting of Board of Directors November 23, 2010 .....- 11/22/2010 2:22:49 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Nov 22 2010 (salon) Where's the month going? There's going to be a special session of City of Glen Rose tonight to decide (hopefully) on who will be the new Oakdale Park Manager. Going to go with the vid camer.....- 11/22/2010 12:58:39 PM
A walk with me and my convoluted mind... (enadaze) I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to just walk yesterday afternoon.  This is not something that I have the opportunity to do nearly as often as I would like, but really enjoy my t.....- 11/22/2010 10:34:18 AM
Agenda for City of Glen Rose Special Session Nov 22 2010 (salon) Thank you, Peggy Busch! ************** NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GLEN ROSE NOVEMBER 22, 2010 - 5:30 PM COUNCIL CHAMBERS – TOWN HALL   .....- 11/22/2010 8:50:25 AM
Building a New Economy (humanbeing) "We need to build a new economy, one that promotes widespread prosperity while protecting us against ecological disaster. The problem is that the current economy has been structured explicitly.....- 11/21/2010 11:52:42 PM
Energy Rebates for Texans (humanbeing) Don't miss out on this, Texas, do your part! "Through unclaimed rebate funds, Texas will be able to offer a new appliance rebate program beginning December 20, 2010. Approximately $10 .....- 11/21/2010 10:31:55 PM
Bwahahahah. Video - SNL Spoofs TSA (salon) Don't miss out on this, Texas, do your part! "Through unclaimed rebate funds, Texas will be able to offer a new appliance rebate program beginning December 20, 2010. Approximately $10 .....- 11/21/2010 3:31:06 PM
Sheriff's Scanner Online is Back (Nov 2010) (salon) It's been a couple of years but we used to have it where you could listen to the Somervell County Sheriff's Department scanner over the internet. Our particular internet connection kept degrad.....- 11/21/2010 1:14:05 PM
Where's the Line Between Hoarding and Being a Pack Rat? (salon) Readers know that I have a lot of stuff that I have approprriated after some deaths of people we know or when someone moved or left stuff in the attic, etc. That includes boxes of personal items fr.....- 11/21/2010 8:30:28 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Nov 21 2010 (salon) Lignt posting from me through the first of the year. I have a project I must get done this week, will be standing by the stove making pecan brittle after Thanksgiving, and generally just involved i.....- 11/21/2010 9:08:31 AM
Stranger-Danger For Children- UNLESS IT*S the TSA (salon) Excellent article in the Guardian by Jennifer Abel entitled "Get Your Hands Off Me, TSA" Brian Sodegren calls for all Americans to refuse the nude scanners and insist the patdown .....- 11/20/2010 12:29:13 PM
Congressman John Boehner Gets To Skip the I-See-You-Naked Backscaller Machines or Being Groped (salon) You can't be the Common Man and still be Privileged Enough to Avoid the Line. He makes good money-why doesn't John Boehner just drop the phony "I'm One of You" act and fly via.....- 11/20/2010 7:20:26 AM
Earmark Spending in Texas 2010 (salon) You can't be the Common Man and still be Privileged Enough to Avoid the Line. He makes good money-why doesn't John Boehner just drop the phony "I'm One of You" act and fly via.....- 11/19/2010 6:34:37 PM
Hilarious Sharon Angle Video that Was Too Terrible for her campaign to air (salon) You can't be the Common Man and still be Privileged Enough to Avoid the Line. He makes good money-why doesn't John Boehner just drop the phony "I'm One of You" act and fly via.....- 11/19/2010 5:37:04 PM
Video- TSA Grope Story O Day -Drop Your Pants! From March 2010 (salon) From the Wewontfly.com website. Here's a bonus- TSA makes cancer survivor remove prosthetic breast-via Boing Boing "She put her full hand on my breast and said, 'What .....- 11/19/2010 1:49:18 PM
Agenda for Special Session of Somervell County Commissioners Court Nov 22 2010 (salon) Thank you, Mary Ann Million ************************** COMMISSIONERS’ COURT MEETING OF SPECIAL SESSION OF SOMERVELL COUNTY TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: PURSUANT TO THE TEXA.....- 11/19/2010 8:55:24 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Nov 19 2010 (salon) Still busy with the fall cleaning. It's amazing how much stuff one can accumulate over time, but then, when you want to find something, you can't. Well, at least *I* can't. One of my cu.....- 11/19/2010 11:22:03 AM
Nice to wake up to no water (silenceisgolden) Thought it was going to be a lovely day until we woke up to no WATER!!!  Called Town Hall and a construction company hit the water main this morning. Do they not realize that it can be ISOLATE.....- 11/18/2010 8:37:44 AM
Tom Delay's Trial? Reminder to Watch Documentary *The Big Buy*- Sid Miller connection. (salon) Thought it was going to be a lovely day until we woke up to no WATER!!!  Called Town Hall and a construction company hit the water main this morning. Do they not realize that it can be ISOLATE.....- 11/18/2010 7:58:19 AM
What are Earmarks Anyway? Using the Trinity Parkway Toll Road as Example.. (Nov 2010) (salon) Unfair Park An earmark is what happens when somebody calls up Kay Bailey Hutchison and says, "Hey, Kay, we want to build an illegal rail line with tax money to make ourselves rich. Sti.....- 11/17/2010 9:25:55 PM
The Glen Rose Reporter and Audio Files from Other Sources (salon) As readers know, Somervell County Salon has been recording, in video and audio, governmental meetings for years. Where we are not at meetings, we either have gone to make copies of government-recor.....- 11/17/2010 7:02:55 PM
Dinosaur Valley State Park is a Fabulous Place to Go Bicycle Riding (salon) Went out there today, got a park pass, and pulled out the bikes. The day was near perfect; sunny, a little cool, leaves on trees changing color. We did look to see if we saw the dino tracks in the .....- 11/17/2010 5:39:40 PM
Check Registers for City of Glen Rose Month of October 2010 (salon) Thank you, Peggy Busch! **************************** Oakdale Park City of Glen Rose CVB As always, if you see something interesting, please post about it in the comments. Also, .....- 11/17/2010 1:03:38 PM
Good Bill-SB2010 82R- Designation Election Day as a Holiday (salon) Thank you, Peggy Busch! **************************** Oakdale Park City of Glen Rose CVB As always, if you see something interesting, please post about it in the comments. Also, .....- 11/17/2010 12:32:10 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Nov 17 2010 (salon) My bangs at the stage where they are super annoying-Must Get Hair Spray. Also see that a duck I thought was a female is actually a male; that's good because he's the ONE male in a group of .....- 11/17/2010 1:30:54 PM
Atheist Christopher Hitchens to Debate at Christian School in Plano (humanbeing) From the Dallas Morning News by Sam Hodges: "If you're a Christian school bent on bringing in an atheist to test students' faith, why not shoot for the stars? That was the thi.....- 11/17/2010 10:06:32 AM
Yup. Why DON'T more people drive or take a train or bus or whatever? (salon) I read a woman's account yesterday about how she didn't want the TSA screeners to be feeling her up either all the way to up to..... you know. If people really don't want to subject the.....- 11/17/2010 8:59:00 AM
All About Dubya (salon) This from the FW Weekly made me laugh. Oh, and my opinion of Bush did change after his recent media rounds. I no longer think he’s an idiot. Now he seems sorta like a sociopath......- 11/17/2010 8:29:45 AM
Interesting bill filed re: Eminent domain in Texas for 82R (salon) Here's link to the text. It has quite a few elements in it. I haven't had a chance to read the entire thing thoroughly and consider it, I'd like to know, as a discussion point, wha.....- 11/16/2010 12:42:47 PM
What is Dan Flynn? The Texas Taliban? Bill to Display Ten Commandments in Classrooms (salon) Here's the text of the bill.   82R57 EAH-D     By: Flynn H.B. No. 79 .....- 11/16/2010 12:38:39 PM
Irony O Day-Even CIRA's website tells Counties to Post Meeting Notices on their websites (Texas) (salon) TO BE COMPLIANT WITH TEXAS LAW Readers know that I have long found it puzzling that Mike Ford, who bragged that he heads the technology committee at Somervell County, and has said he champions .....- 11/16/2010 11:38:25 AM
Thinking Ahead-the Direction of Somervell County Salon for 2011 (salon) Here it is, already mid-November, and I have quite a few things on my plate from now on until the beginning of the year. (That includes getting a bunch of pecans and making a treat for those I appreci.....- 11/16/2010 8:34:16 AM
Saying the Pledge is a Choice-One Can Demur From Saying It Without Having to Give a Reason (New Hampshire) (salon) Our writings yesterday on the 1st US Circuit Court's Pledge decision. An interesting part of the 1st Circuit Court decision. Under the New Hampshire Act, both the choice to engage i.....- 11/16/2010 10:19:55 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Nov 16 2010 (salon) More from Adam Eyres in Africa (from Fossil Rim)- Made me laugh-especially the photos. Gee. Women don't like TSA groping them either. This made me laugh, too. -South Texas Chisme ab.....- 11/16/2010 9:04:58 AM
Audio and Minutes from Somervell County Commissioners Court Nov 15 2010 (salon) Thank you, Judy N ******************************** If you hear something interesting, please share it in the comments along with about where it occurred in the audio. Agenda was here. .....- 11/15/2010 4:56:32 PM
Another Fall Picture of Glen Rose Trees-Because They are GORGEOUS! (salon) Thank you, Judy N ******************************** If you hear something interesting, please share it in the comments along with about where it occurred in the audio. Agenda was here. .....- 11/15/2010 4:27:38 PM
To Be A Patriot Does Not Require a Belief in God - The Pledge of Allegiance Case in New Hampshire (Nov 2010) (salon) Saw that a federal appeals court decided that having a voluntary time in schools in NH to have children say the pledge with the phrase Under God inserted, does not violate student's constitutio.....- 11/15/2010 4:00:45 PM
1000 Years of War in Five Minutes (humanbeing) Saw that a federal appeals court decided that having a voluntary time in schools in NH to have children say the pledge with the phrase Under God inserted, does not violate student's constitutio.....- 11/15/2010 9:45:03 AM
Citizen Journalists in DFW area- *Journalism Ethics in the Digital Age* at UTA (Nov 20 2010) (salon) From Texas Watchdog The Fort Worth chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and Texas Watchdog are teaming up to provide panel discussions and training for you on Saturday, Novemb.....- 11/15/2010 9:34:05 AM
Really? People with RVs can Just Pull Up Anywhere and Park Overnight? (Glen Rose) (salon) I saw an entry about a couple who are travelling around in their RV and their trip to Glen Rose. I don't have an RV so maybe this is what they all do. That is, if you don't want to have to .....- 11/15/2010 9:08:18 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Nov 15 2010 (salon) Gorgeous day!  Leonid Meteor Shower this week. before dawn on Nov 17 and 18. The moon should be set by then a few hours before dawn. If you can see all the stars in the Little Dipper you h.....- 11/15/2010 9:28:42 AM
Adam Eyres of Fossil Rim is in Niger- PHOTOS of giraffes (salon) Gorgeous day!  Leonid Meteor Shower this week. before dawn on Nov 17 and 18. The moon should be set by then a few hours before dawn. If you can see all the stars in the Little Dipper you h.....- 11/15/2010 8:11:46 AM
What if it was up to you to fix the Budget? (humanbeing) From the New York Times: Today, you’re in charge of the nation’s finances. Some of your options have more short-term savings and some have more long-term savings. When you have clos.....- 11/14/2010 10:22:54 PM
For End of Day- Some Yard Pictures of Glen Rose (Nov 14 2010) (salon) It's about near perfect today-a little chilly but not overly so (at least until after the sun goes down) and the leaves on trees, due to the cold, actually have some color! Not like it is up no.....- 11/14/2010 6:19:18 PM
Is the Phone Call Dead? (salon) This is pretty interesting-. I use Skype as well, don't usually talk on my cell phone because the reception is spotty out here, but I do text. A lot of people I know aren't on Skype yet.....- 11/14/2010 1:21:12 PM
You! You Better Submit to Fondling at the Airport Or You'll be Fined $10000 Bucks. (salon) Man didn't want to go through the I See You Naked Scanner and was told he'd have to submit to being fondled. Boing Boing He told the screener, "if you touch my junk, I'll h.....- 11/14/2010 1:07:54 PM
Video O Day- Youngest Fashion Designer (salon) Man didn't want to go through the I See You Naked Scanner and was told he'd have to submit to being fondled. Boing Boing He told the screener, "if you touch my junk, I'll h.....- 11/14/2010 1:04:54 PM
Why I'm Now An Atheist- Part 3- Why Even Say Anything Publicly? (salon) Part 1 Part 2 In the last few years as I have been doing extensive reading and thinking about the premises for the existence of god, I've written here with some examples that illustrated my.....- 11/14/2010 1:00:03 PM
Does Your Dog Talk? (humanbeing) Part 1 Part 2 In the last few years as I have been doing extensive reading and thinking about the premises for the existence of god, I've written here with some examples that illustrated my.....- 11/14/2010 9:43:16 AM
That was the 2nd GREDC/4b Meeting That Wasn't Recorded - Nov 9 2010 (salon) First off, KUDOS again to all the entities in government that have audio recordings and are making them available in a timely manner so that ANY CITIZEN can go listen to a meeting after it happens. Th.....- 11/14/2010 9:35:02 AM
Why I'm Now an Atheist- Part 2- Feminism and Women in Religion (salon) Part 1 here. Part 3 I've always believed I am a competent female (not perfect by any means but competent). Also that I am not in second place compared to a man, nor should I be subservient.....- 11/14/2010 12:26:12 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Nov 14 2010 (salon) LOOK OUT!!!! KILLER TURKEYS ON THE LOOSE! Truth is stranger than fiction. What kind of mother IS that????? Idiocracy From Jobsanger Pretty cool-home automation server from a ro.....- 11/14/2010 10:05:38 AM
Dang! Here's The Answer to What Happened to One vs 100-Microsoft KILLED IT (salon) I... am... female. Maybe there are a lot of women who love the shoot em up games like Halo, but not me. What I DID like, in fact everyone in my family did, (including males) was One vs 100 on the X.....- 11/14/2010 7:33:50 AM
I Hate Taxes But (salon) I... am... female. Maybe there are a lot of women who love the shoot em up games like Halo, but not me. What I DID like, in fact everyone in my family did, (including males) was One vs 100 on the X.....- 11/14/2010 7:03:36 AM
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