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Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 1 2017 (salon) Have had Comic Life for some years and upgraded it today to v 3, very nice. I'll have to do some experimentation, has new features, will probably also start using drawing pencils to create my own .....- 3/1/2017 11:15:29 AM
Sid Miller's Irresponsible Touting of Warfarin to Kill Feral Hogs (salon) Sid Miller is currently Agriculture Commissioner in Texas. He's also the one that, goofily, pushed being able to kill feral hogs from the sky. The Texas Hog Hunters Association doesn't think m.....- 3/1/2017 9:04:38 AM
Jon Stewart on Donald Trump and the Media from The Late Show (2017) (salon) Daily Beast Stewart proceeded to dismantle Trump’s lies about the size of his electoral college win, the country’s murder rate, and perhaps most disturbingly, his dismiss.....- 2/28/2017 6:43:21 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 2/27/2017-Oops Oscars! (salon) Watched the Oscars last night and thorougly enjoyed the entire thing. I don't watch Jimmy Kimmel at all, but I might try to stay up to watch his late night show since he's so funny. Also loved.....- 2/27/2017 11:35:53 AM
Paul Harper deposed for 'Turks v. Somervell County Hospital District and Ray Reynolds' federal lawsuit (pharper) Subpoena to testify at a deposition in a civil action Subpoena to produce documents, information, or objects or to permit inspection of premises in a civil action (Plaintiffs' third amende.....- 2/25/2017 9:29:49 AM
Musing about First Amendment Rights and Recording the Police (2017) (salon) I was reading an interesting case yesterday about whether it is within someone's constitutional rights to record police in a public area. The case is Simon Glik v City of Boston et al . From the c.....- 2/23/2017 12:03:24 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 2/22/2017 (salon) Judge says Texas can't kick Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid (Texas Tribune) "After reviewing the evidence currently in the record, the Court finds the Inspector General, and thus.....- 2/22/2017 6:49:29 PM
Audio-Various Recent Budget Meetings of Somervell County Commissioners Court (Feb 2017) (salon) From Feb 13 and 14th 2017, the Feb 21, 2017 audio is not up yet As a side note, notice that the audio can not only be listened to online but can also be downloaded to your computer as an MP3 f.....- 2/27/2017 2:20:49 PM
Audio - Somervell County Water District meeting of Feb 13 2017 (salon) Audio of the meeting from the Somervell County Hospital District website Meeting notice Link to Annual Audit report (thank you, Kim Daniels) Rough transcript-listen to the audio for exact wor.....- 2/23/2017 3:22:17 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused 2/21/2017 (salon) Making fun of Donald Trump O Day   Anne Frank Center Statement. pic.twitter.com/VqHLe9KDjP — Yashar (@yashar) February 21, 2017 Trump tells the people at his cou.....- 2/21/2017 11:52:57 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 2/20/2017-President's Day and Trump-A-Palooza (salon) I"m as puzzled by Donald Trump touting Russia as John Oliver is.  Trump family trips cost taxpayers $11.3m in one month – almost as much as Obama’s cost in a year .....- 2/20/2017 12:03:07 PM
Trump's *Fake News* is just another name for Gossip-And He engages in Gossip too (salon) We've all been experiencing fake news for years. I've gotten plenty of it via email, messages that purport to tell the facts about some things and are usually wrong in at least one respect, mo.....- 2/19/2017 12:55:39 PM
Donald Trump Spits on Constitution, Declares the Media Is the Enemy of the People (salon) I saw that some people are worried about this. For myself, I can only laugh because he's not a credible person at all. He can go post all the crazy things that wander across his mind on Twitter, c.....- 2/17/2017 4:42:10 PM
Just Wondering-Why Doesn't Somervell County Commissioners Court Have a Public Comment Section? (salon) from the last regular meeting agenda Feb 13 2017 City of Glen Rose Town Council meeting has one. Somervell County Hospital District has one. Glen Rose ISD Board meeting has one. Somervell County Wa.....- 2/16/2017 7:31:09 PM
Michigan Commissioners Court Can No Longer Open Meetings with Prayer (Unconstitutional) (2/16/2017) (salon) from the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals (PDF) (Picture at left is Larry Hulsey, Somervell County Commissioner, leading, from the dais, a non-inclusive prayer.) It appears from the lawsuit tha.....- 2/16/2017 7:19:49 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 2/17/2017 (salon) If you voted for Texas Prop 7, the proposition that was to fix and build highways, guess what! Texas Lege wants to raid that money and put it somewhere else More than a year after Texas voters ap.....- 2/17/2017 3:51:50 PM
Video- re Speed Limit on Camelot St- Glen Rose (salon) from City of Glen Rose Town Council meeting 2/13/2017. Danielle Elliot spoke about this in comment Discussion, consideration and possible action on results of the speed study on Camelot authoriz.....- 2/15/2017 1:26:28 PM
Video- About changing classification for *work campers* at Oakdale Park (salon) from the City of Glen Rose Town Council meeting 2/13/2017 Discussion, consideration, and possible action on need to re-classify contract laborers at Oakdale Park as part time employees. (M Leamo.....- 2/15/2017 1:22:57 PM
Harsh! Sandra Ramsay Doesn't Want YOU to easily know what happens at Glen Rose City Meetings (salon) This is quite astonishing. I never thought I would hear ANY elected government official say this type of thing regarding recording meetings so that those who cannot (or simply, don't) attend have .....- 2/15/2017 1:35:20 PM
Video- Paluxy River Bluegrass Assoc to use Oakdale Convention Center no charge during winter months (2017) (salon) from City of Glen Rose Town Council meeting 2/13/2017 Discussion, consideration and possible action on request from Paluxy River Bluegrass Association to have use of the Oakdale Convention Cente.....- 2/15/2017 1:18:05 PM
Video- Approving Re-advertising for bids for Oakdale Park rock retaining wall (salon) from City of Glen Rose Town Council meeting 2/13/2017 Discussion, consideration and possible action on request from Paluxy River Bluegrass Association to have use of the Oakdale Convention Cente.....- 2/15/2017 10:21:11 AM
Video- Sue Oldenburg is City of Glen Rose Citizen of the Year 2017 (salon) from City of Glen Rose Town Council meeting 2/13/2017 Discussion, consideration and possible action on request from Paluxy River Bluegrass Association to have use of the Oakdale Convention Cente.....- 2/15/2017 9:20:04 AM
Video - Somervell County Commissioners Court Regular Session Full Video 2/13/2017 (salon) Agenda Commissioners Court Regular Meeting 2/13/2017 9:30 AM   Commissioners Courtroom 107 N.E. Vernon   Glen Rose, TX 76043 &n.....- 2/14/2017 8:05:25 AM
Video- Shift Differential Pay-Somervell County Sheriff's Department for Shifts -Feb 13 2017 (salon) Agenda Commissioners Court Regular Meeting 2/13/2017 9:30 AM   Commissioners Courtroom 107 N.E. Vernon   Glen Rose, TX 76043 &n.....- 2/14/2017 7:59:59 AM
Video- About Donation of Books, Other Materials FROM Paluxy Valley Genealogical Society TO Somervell County (salon) from Somervell County Commissioners Court meeting 2/13/2017 4. Discuss/take action on donation of books, etc. and all associated material to Somervell County from the Paluxy Valley .....- 2/13/2017 5:09:16 PM
Video-Mike Jones Presentation on Texas Law 31.035 (Volunteers and Taxes) (salon) from Somervell County Commissioners Court 2/13/2017 5. Presentation to discuss Texas Law 31.035 working in lieu of Property Taxes; a solution for non profit organizations to use cou.....- 2/13/2017 4:52:27 PM
Video- Emergency Response Agreement btwn Luminant and Somervell County (salon) from Somervell County Commissioners Court 2/13/2017  (2 previous posts- Luminant donates $50k to Somervell -Jan 2017 and  Who gets called in case of major disaster re: Luminant/Comanche P.....- 2/13/2017 4:28:40 PM
Video-Presentation re: Bilingual pay on Somervell County Sheriff's Dept (2/13/2017) (salon) from Somervell County Commissioners Court 2/13/2017  (2 previous posts- Luminant donates $50k to Somervell -Jan 2017 and  Who gets called in case of major disaster re: Luminant/Comanche P.....- 2/13/2017 3:29:45 PM
Happy Darwin Day- 2017 (salon) from Somervell County Commissioners Court 2/13/2017  (2 previous posts- Luminant donates $50k to Somervell -Jan 2017 and  Who gets called in case of major disaster re: Luminant/Comanche P.....- 2/12/2017 6:46:09 PM
Rumour-Does Somervell Fire Chief Have 3 Separate Salaries? Answer: NO (salon) You know how rumours go. Somebody says something, others may also as well. There are 2 main ways I know of when I hear a rumour to try to get at the truth. One is to ask the person(s) directly who it .....- 2/12/2017 6:37:19 PM
My favorite laughs at Donald Trump this week - 2/12/2017 (salon) Ugh. Mar-A-Lago @SenJackReed @SenJohnMcCain @SpeakerRyan Is it normal for Mar-a-Lago paid members to take selfies with aide carrying nuke football? pic.twitter.com/dqWgK3YPn5 — Duncan .....- 2/13/2017 2:31:01 PM
Quick Housekeeping note: 2/10/2017 (salon) Had to do some maintenance on the server, and a few of the posts that had been saved previously had to be recreated. I think I have them all back, but if there's something you particularly liked t.....- 2/10/2017 7:00:58 PM
Video- Somervell County Hospital District Meeting 1/26/2017 (salon) Had to do some maintenance on the server, and a few of the posts that had been saved previously had to be recreated. I think I have them all back, but if there's something you particularly liked t.....- 2/10/2017 6:29:17 PM
Tasha Hatcher- Docket Sheet (2/7/2017) (salon) Had to do some maintenance on the server, and a few of the posts that had been saved previously had to be recreated. I think I have them all back, but if there's something you particularly liked t.....- 2/10/2017 6:26:37 PM
Somervell County Salaries As of 7/2016 (Budget time) (salon) Had to do some maintenance on the server, and a few of the posts that had been saved previously had to be recreated. I think I have them all back, but if there's something you particularly liked t.....- 2/10/2017 6:25:27 PM
Glen Rose Medical Center Salaries -2/7/2017 (Somervell County Texas) (salon) via open records request. Note that this list, for some reason, does not incude the doctor's salaries, even though Somervell County Hospital District (and thus taxpayers) pay those salaries (Refer.....- 2/10/2017 6:21:46 PM
Ludicrous, Disastrous Donald Trump O Day 2/6/2017 (salon) Against normalization: the lesson of the "Munich Post" the Munich Post never stopped reporting on this ultimate aim and on Hitler’s use of murder, decrying any attemp.....- 2/10/2017 6:13:00 PM
Regarding Re:SearchTX and Somervell County (Glen Rose) (salon) On the public agenda from Somervell County Commissioners Court Dec 29 2016, there was an item of a resolution opposing re:SearchTX. I was, and have been, pretty busy, so only today got around to liste.....- 2/10/2017 6:09:40 PM
Mike Pence's Fractured *Black History Month* Tweet and Black Twitter Hilarity (salon) Mike Pence tweeted this, the first day of Black History Month (very tone deaf) Saw today Black Twitter has #PenceBlackHistory which is hilarious. Some of the tweets Let's remember al.....- 2/10/2017 6:06:08 PM
What is City of Glen Rose City Administrator Paid (2017)? (salon) Copy of 2015 letter of agreement  showing annual salary to be $90,000.00. The City Council voted at their November 7, 2016 Special Session not to renew the agreement but to retain employment.....- 2/10/2017 6:03:22 PM
Disgusting, Boastful Donald Trump O Day- 2/2/2017- Say a Prayer for Apprentice Ratings (salon) This is Trump at the National Prayer Breakfast. Apparently he believes that glorifying his reality television show while trashing someone is appropriate. Here's TMZ on it.   Also.....- 2/10/2017 6:04:26 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused 1/31/2017 (salon) Weather's been so nice around here lately. A little cool, but sunny. Not like winter at all. I'm getting into the habit of preparing lunches on the go and fixing to add breakfasts to that as w.....- 2/10/2017 6:02:48 PM
Disgusting Donald Trump O Day - Jan 30 2017 (salon) Have heard more than once from people who voted for Trump that he should be given a chance. I actually didn't disagree with that, even though Republicans from day one thwarted President Obama. How.....- 2/10/2017 6:01:23 PM
Glen Rose ISD Approves Amended Superintendent Contract for Wayne Rotan (2017) (salon) PDF The signed superintendent contract was approved January 21, 2016 by the GRISD School Board. The Board, per Dana Rigano, "approved amended terms to Mr. Rotan's contract at the 1/23/17, .....- 2/10/2017 6:02:13 PM
Audio - Glen Rose ISD School Board meeting Jan 23 2017 (salon) Thanks to Doug McClure who posted the audio on the GRISD site.  Note that you can also subscribe to the feed  Agenda FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS A. Call to order and establish quor.....- 2/10/2017 6:00:45 PM
Trump O Day - 1/26/2017 (salon)   Bigot who works for Donald Trump says "Media Should Keep Its Mouth Shut". Gee, guess he doesn't get it, that right or wrong, media can talk about matters.....- 2/10/2017 5:59:30 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused 1/28/2017 (salon) US District Judge Sam Sparks blocks Texas fetal remains burial rule. Relevant here, the Supreme Court previously addressed the close relationship between belief and state action in the abortion c.....- 2/10/2017 6:00:06 PM
Trump Pettiness O Day- Lost Popular Vote Because of Fraud? (salon) I suppose Trump doesn't realize that a whole lot of people not only didn't vote for him but don't like him. Nonetheless, he won through the electoral college but I guess that's no.....- 2/10/2017 5:58:45 PM
Nuclear Waste- Would Rick Perry's Ties with Harold Simmons Be a Conflict of Interest? (salon) Interesting article regarding where nuclear waste, including that from Comanche Peak Nuclear Power plant in Glen Rose, might be taken and whether Perry's thoughts of having Waste Management in Tex.....- 2/10/2017 5:57:24 PM
Donald Trump's Policy Seems to be *If we Bombed You, We Ban You* (salon) from The Intercept The draft relies on Division O, Title II, Section 203 of the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act, which lays out security-related exemptions to the visa wa.....- 2/10/2017 5:58:07 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 1/24/2017 (salon) Stalking and Trolling with Virtual Reality Rec Room is a half-game, half-social space for Vive and Oculus Touch, and it already has problems with harassment. A man trying to play charades&nb.....- 2/10/2017 5:56:42 PM
I Miss Obama already- the Petty Little Tyrant that is Donald Trump (salon) Geesh. Between Sean Spicer and the whiny little stamping feet tone of, not important business, but "MY INAUGURATION IS BIGGER THAN YOURS" to that petulant, egotistic speech to the CIA, this .....- 2/10/2017 5:46:33 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 1/20/2017 (salon) Binge watched Crazy Ex Girlfriend instead of watching the Donald Trump inauguration. That actress is at least likeable. Donald Trump is a racist idiot. I'm not a fan of Kanye West, but Tom.....- 2/10/2017 5:45:45 PM
Audio- Luminant donates $50k to Somervell County (January 2017) (salon) From the Jan 19 2017 Somervell County Commissioners Court meeting Audio Rough Transcript Chambers: Discuss/take action on .. contribution from Luminant for Emergency Management services ......- 2/10/2017 5:45:07 PM
Who gets called in case of major disaster re: Luminant/Comanche Peak? State of Texas (salon) from the Somervell County Commissioners Court meeting of Jan 19, 2017.  AUDIO: Rough Transcript Chambers: Alright, Patrick, if you want to come up to the microphone. ... Item # 7, di.....- 2/10/2017 5:44:08 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 1/17/2017 (salon) Have been using my sewing machine today and plan to for the next week or so while it is so cold. First up was finishing some family cloths that I cut from flannet a few years ago. Didn't finish be.....- 2/10/2017 5:43:15 PM
Musing about Donald Trump, Fake News and other Faux Outrages (salon) Quite a few people I know have been in mourning since Hillary Clinton was not elected, and Donald Trump was. I can understand that feeling because I had it when John Kerry didn't win. I swore off .....- 2/10/2017 5:42:04 PM
Jan 16 2017 is Religious Freedom Day (salon) Barack Obama's Presidential Proclamation (emphasis in bold mine)  RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DAY, 2017 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION .....- 2/10/2017 5:39:13 PM
DIY Projects In the near term -Pallet Shed and Fence (salon) Appears to me to be pretty quick work to make fences and sheds with pallets. in the case of fences, probably a good idea to have some shorter t-posts to help shore up the placing of the pallets, putti.....- 2/10/2017 5:35:36 PM
On American *exceptionalism* and hypocrisy regarding Russia's possible interference in US elections (salon) I've been appalled at the red hysteria going on, largely thumped by the Democratic party, about the allegation that Russia helped elect Donald Trump. They sheer hypocrisy of the Democratic party p.....- 2/10/2017 5:36:38 PM
Religious News and Notes from the Distaff Side- 1/14/2017 (salon) salon   From DaylightAtheism- It is never good to believe in falsehoods I’m an anti-theist because I believe that truth matters. Fundamentally, theism isn&rsq.....- 2/10/2017 5:34:59 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 1/14/2017 (salon) Mid-January already and I've made progress on some of my long term goals to get done. Started organizing the garage right before the cold snap, I think I'll be able to get quite a bit done on .....- 2/10/2017 5:34:19 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused - 1/13/2017 Free Speech Lawsuit edition (salon) Saw that the free speech lawsuit waged by Mohamed ("Clock Boy") has been dismissed by the Texas 162nd Judicial District pursuan to the anti-slapp law (TCPA). Here's the PDF of the m.....- 2/10/2017 5:33:24 PM
Chambers and Hulsey Continuing unconstitutional prayer actions in 2017 of Somervell County Commissioners Court (salon) Background  Danny Chambers actions. Chambers decided in July 2016 to be a bigot. - August 8 2016  Did Somervell County Commissioners Court have prayer before Chambers .....- 2/10/2017 5:31:50 PM
Presenting Case for Progressives to go forward- JT Laramore of Glen Rose on Buzzfeed (salon)   Excellent commentary regarding post-election *fighting for our vaues*. Although I myself was not for Hillary Clinton, I am completely on board with what Mr. Laramore said, including this exc.....- 2/10/2017 5:30:55 PM
Farewell to President Barack Obama- I Am Going to Miss him (salon) I watched the live feed of his farewell address in Chicago last night. Despite many objections I have to some actions President Obama took during his 8 years, overall I am still happy I voted for him......- 2/10/2017 5:24:34 PM
How Important is Freedom of Speech and of the Press? FIRST guarantee of our democracy (salon) I've been thinking tonight, especially after watching President Obama's inspiring farewell speech, how lucky I feel to be living in a country that supports citizens being able to express thems.....- 2/10/2017 5:23:03 PM
Thank you to Doug McClure- Audio on newly revamped Somervell County website (salon) Was going to go listen to a few recent Somervell County Commissioners Court meetings the other day on audio and discovered that the website had changed. Has a very nice interface but I wasn't able.....- 2/10/2017 5:21:52 PM
Letter Grades in 2017 for Glen Rose ISD and Brazos River Charter Schools (salon) Read about the A-F letter grades in this Austin-American Statesman article The new A-F letter grade rating system is based heavily on state standardized test performance. While the fi.....- 2/10/2017 5:20:22 PM
A couple of hilarious things Dr Steven Vacek Said Re: Being Lumped in with other employees (salon) Have said before that I don't understand why Dr Vacek is even on the Somervell County Hospital District board, sure looks unethical. However, he does provide some unintentional hilarity .....- 2/10/2017 5:17:46 PM
So.. Glen Rose Medical Center Doctors PAID by Somervell County Hospital District board (salon) as have said all along. Remember when Ray Reynolds said the purpose of the 501a was for the shortfall money? Turns out that even using the term 501a is not only old but completely out of dat.....- 2/10/2017 5:16:37 PM
Video- Um. Shouldn't Roger Marks Foundation be giving money TO Glen Rose Medical Center (salon) this made me laugh. From the December 29, 2018 Somervell County Hospital District meeting. Because, you know, when you have a foundation whose purpose is to help out a hospital, it's bizarre ot ha.....- 2/10/2017 5:15:42 PM
VIDEO-Paying Back Interbank Loan(s)- Terms and Conditions- Somervell County Hospital District (salon) this made me laugh. From the December 29, 2018 Somervell County Hospital District meeting. Because, you know, when you have a foundation whose purpose is to help out a hospital, it's bizarre ot ha.....- 2/10/2017 5:14:31 PM
Video from Somervell County Hospital District meeting Dec 29 2016 (salon) from Somervell County Hospital District's Youtube channel Agenda link  Pic of agenda     from Somervell County Hospital District's Youtu.....- 2/10/2017 5:12:58 PM
I feel hilariously happy for the New Year (2017) (salon) There is just something very exhilarating at the end of one year as we go into a New Year that makes me feel all revived and fresh, like there's a brand new year just waiting, like a fresh tablet .....- 2/10/2017 5:09:26 PM
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