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Costly Nuclear Power Plants Versus Solar and Wind Energy- Arjun Makhija (salon) Have been reading about the huge cost of nuclear power and saw this by the above author in a recent Congressional subcommittee and wanted to put this part by itself. Fourth, the costs of so.....- 4/25/2010 11:40:01 AM
Why Should Taxpayers Be on the Hook for New Nuclear Plant Loan Guarantees? (salon) Article from the Tennessean this morning about the debate raging over new nuclear power plants. President Barack Obama and some congressional Democrats also favor expanding nuclear power. .....- 4/25/2010 11:55:42 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for April 25 2010 (salon) Texas Tribune talks about why it publishes government employee salaries. We believe that in a state with so many employees and so much payroll but so few resources for health and human serv.....- 4/25/2010 9:09:53 AM
As Long As You're OUR Brand of Christian-National Prayer Day for Bigots (salon) Yes, I'm on a roll about National Prayer Day. I am GLAD that a court found it unconstitutional. It has zero secular purpose, is certainly not a national day for everyone since it's origins .....- 4/25/2010 10:31:24 AM
Yes! Give the PUC More Power to Go After Texas Electricity Provider Abuses (salon) From Star-Telegram "A company can do substantial harm and profit greatly by manipulating the market to raise the price of energy for all purchasers of power," the report says. &qu.....- 4/24/2010 12:06:33 PM
Obama Wants To Gut Standing of Group Who Brought Suit Against the National Day of Prayer (salon) I believe Justice Crabb absolutely made the right decision, which is to say that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional. As we've said here, it is a religious, Christian day and governm.....- 4/24/2010 11:46:22 AM
The Federal Government Working to Gut Public Education? Hinojosa and Dallas ISD (salon) In the DMN there's an article about Hinojosa, superintendent of DISD chasing private allicances (and money) to pump up public schools. During a mayor's breakfast event Thursday, Hin.....- 4/24/2010 10:50:17 AM
Bigot Franklin Graham Booted from (Unconstitutional) National Day of Prayer Observance 2010 (salon) Proving again that the National Day of Prayer is not for all, but  for only for Christians.  From Politics Daily In 2001, after 9/11, Graham said that Islam "is a very evil a.....- 4/24/2010 10:27:17 AM
Why Would ANY School District Consider *The Bible in History and Literature* as a Textbook? (salon) Read today about how Chesterfield, VA is considering some Bible texts to use for their optional Bible as history class at the school (which hasn't happened yet because no one has signed up for .....- 4/24/2010 10:16:53 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for April 24 2010 (salon) Out of 300 abuse cases by priests-only one lost his job. Dvorak Joni Mitchell BLASTS Bob Dylan-MSNBC Commercial FAILS!!! until these people buy the product, of course-geekologie Re.....- 4/24/2010 9:52:01 AM
Agenda for GRISD School Board Special Session on April 27 AND April 29th (Bond Presentation) (salon) Thank you, Dana R , also on GRISD website. Notice of Special Meeting The Board of Trustees Glen Rose Independent School District A Special meeting of the Board of Trustees of Glen Rose I.....- 4/23/2010 3:40:18 PM
AUDIO- Agenda for Somervell County Hospital Authority dba Glen Rose Medical Center Meeting April 29 2010 (salon) Thank you, Jodi Leigh UPDATED TO ADD AUDIO -Listen or right click to download Somervell County Hospital Authority d/b/a Glen Rose Medical Center Meeting of Board of Direct.....- 4/23/2010 3:35:34 PM
Agenda for GRISD School Board Meeting on April 26 2010 (salon) Thank you, Dana R and also on GRISD website Notice of Regular Meeting The Board of Trustees Glen Rose Independent School District A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Glen Rose I.....- 4/23/2010 3:22:41 PM
Governor Perry Interfered To Stop *Corpus Christi* Play at Tarleton Last Month? (salon) We wrote about this briefly in our Ruminations of the Easily Amused on March 28, 2010. Basically, some theater students at Tarelton State in Stephenville were putting on plays and one group was to .....- 4/22/2010 6:05:46 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for April 22 2010 (salon) I'm guessing in response to the manmercial? heh/ Internet +Racist=spoiled fun DOJ to appeal National Day of Prayer ruling Genetically modified crops and the Supreme Court R.....- 4/22/2010 5:23:45 PM
Dan Malone of Tarleton Wins Open Doors Award for Journalism (salon) from Society of Professional Journalists via the FOIFT.ORG website. “I’m honored, of course, to be recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, but also a bit mystifie.....- 4/22/2010 2:53:14 PM
Chicken Brought Back From Near Death and New Chicks Story (April 2010) (salon) Last night when I was going to put up the birds, I heard a very loud peeping from inside the chicken house. In looking in, I saw a chick that had apparently just been hatched out but no mom was tak.....- 4/22/2010 2:50:43 PM
Glen Rose City Council having illegal meetings in email? (pharper) If the City Council members are going to be talking in email with a quorum and the city attorney on the thread then it should be made public just like a public meeting which is why I did an Open Re.....- 4/22/2010 11:38:47 AM
What? The Criminal Indictments Against Tom Delay ARE STILL PENDING?????? (salon) Talk about slow justice. Saw it at the end of this article about how the TEC is going to require disclosure of campaign donors. Cris Feldman, a Houston election lawyer involved in candidate.....- 4/21/2010 7:19:36 PM
Wow! Aledo's Billy Mitchell Told by TEC He Has to Pay A Fine for Political Speech (salon) Remember a couple of months ago when Mitchell was on a tear and exercised his freedom of speech by blasting the Willow Park Sewer Plant, eminent domain and Rick Perry? His comments are posted here......- 4/21/2010 7:12:51 PM
A Couple of Bird Photos from April 2010 (salon) Remember a couple of months ago when Mitchell was on a tear and exercised his freedom of speech by blasting the Willow Park Sewer Plant, eminent domain and Rick Perry? His comments are posted here......- 4/21/2010 6:53:43 PM
Audio , Pics, and Agenda for City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting on April 26 2010-UPDATED (salon) Thank you, Peggy B Here is audio chunked (will also be doing some video clips from the meeting over next couple of days, on separate post) Part 1-Dr Baker. Part 2-Bud Surles, Billy.....- 4/21/2010 2:59:43 PM
At Last! The Plan for Oakdale Park (Glen Rose)- RVS, Baybee, RVs! (salon) Thank you, Billy H PDF This is the drawn picture of what Oakdale park would look like with Bud Searles' recommendations, including lots of RV spaces. This is the only page that was incl.....- 4/21/2010 1:39:20 PM
WALL STREET (humanbeing) It's a great irony, is it not, to watch Wall Street as it destroys Capitalism. I certainly don't believe this was their intention. However. the outcome of their more than questionable activ.....- 4/20/2010 10:32:46 PM
Citizens Should Not Know What Their Government Is Doing - Glen Rose (salon) Or, at least, that appears to be the opinion of Jimmy Gosdin of the Somervell County Glen Rose Networking Group. I was amused to read an editorial in this week's Glen Rose Reporter (the off.....- 4/21/2010 2:26:06 PM
What's the Difference Between Email and a Pager? Don't Ask the SCOTUS! bwahahahahah (salon) via Consumerist (That was Judge Robert's question-heh) Cue the Wa-Wa-Wa music According to the story, the first sign of trouble came was about midway through the argument, when Chie.....- 4/20/2010 1:37:19 PM
Um. Neither Do Jews (salon) This is ridic In July, Crudup — a practicing Muslim — contacted Contemporary Family Services, a private company authorized by the state to place foster children with families. S.....- 4/20/2010 1:01:29 PM
Border Cameras an Expensive Failure But Perry Attempting To Puff Out Chest Over Them. (salon) Two things amused in this article. One is how much the border cameras cost PER ARREST. But four years later, Perry has invested a total of $4 million of federal grant money that he&nbs.....- 4/20/2010 12:53:21 PM
Check Register for Somervell County Water District for March 2010 (salon) from the Somervell County Water District site. Link to PDF Some interesting checks-when you take a look, please comment about what grabs your eye. You can see how much money is paid out.....- 4/20/2010 12:09:42 PM
Quick Note-GRISD (Glen Rose ISD) has an RSS Feed for the Board of Trustees Meetings (salon) including the audio podcasts.  Doug is diligently putting up the audio from board meetings and will also be updating that feed with board notices. In case you don't know what I mean, .....- 4/20/2010 11:30:10 AM
Audio and Minutes from Somervell County Commissioners Court April 19 2010 (salon) Thank you, Judy N!  Incidentally, I have heard that the county employees are finally getting training on how to upload to the Somervell County website, although right now they are practicing o.....- 4/20/2010 11:41:09 AM
Some Spring Pics for April 20 2010-Including Cats, Dogs, Geese, Ducks and Bluebonnets! (salon) There's something about living in the country that makes people want to dump their cats on you. When we first moved out to Glen Rose over 10 years ago now, I had decided I was NOT going to have.....- 4/20/2010 10:52:34 AM
Nuclear Power Plants News and Notes for April 19 2010 (salon) Should ratepayers have to cough up the money to pay FOR construction of nuclear power plants? Court case in GA. The state approved a law last year allowing Georgia Power, a Southern Co. sub.....- 4/19/2010 12:35:56 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for April 19 2010 (salon) Have you seen The Producers movie? Well, that explains the scam that the SEC is busting with Goldman Sachs. And This American Life. Suicide isn't funny-but this is. You Klll lIke a Girl.....- 4/19/2010 11:56:14 AM
What the Fool? WHAT Data did the NSA Just *Voluntarily* Quit Collecting on Americans? (salon) And why has it taken so dang long for the FISA court to ASK about it? The NSA voluntarily stopped gathering the data in December or January rather than wait to be told to do so, the offici.....- 4/19/2010 12:04:21 PM
Heh! Bill Clinton Sez He's Too Old For the SCOTUS-WHO WAS ASKING? (salon) I laughed when I read this article in which Bill, speaking also for his WIFE, says they are both Too Old. I'm sure Hillary Clinton loves him making a comment that places her, as Secretary of St.....- 4/19/2010 9:09:15 AM
Check Register for Somervell County Commissioners Court for March 2010 (salon) I laughed when I read this article in which Bill, speaking also for his WIFE, says they are both Too Old. I'm sure Hillary Clinton loves him making a comment that places her, as Secretary of St.....- 4/18/2010 2:01:36 PM
Amended Lease Document for Glen Rose Medical Center with Pecan Plantation (April 2010) (salon) PDF I have also requested a copy of the arrangement/agreement in which GRMC has exclusive clinic rights, as mentioned by the GRMC board at the Town Hall meeting. As noted, this is the addendum to t.....- 4/18/2010 1:44:02 PM
Check Register for Glen Rose Medical Center -February 2010 (salon) PDF I have also requested a copy of the arrangement/agreement in which GRMC has exclusive clinic rights, as mentioned by the GRMC board at the Town Hall meeting. As noted, this is the addendum to t.....- 4/18/2010 1:36:57 PM
Check Registers for Glen Rose ISD for February 2010 (salon) PDF I have also requested a copy of the arrangement/agreement in which GRMC has exclusive clinic rights, as mentioned by the GRMC board at the Town Hall meeting. As noted, this is the addendum to t.....- 4/18/2010 1:23:16 PM
Audio from Glen Rose ISD School Board Meeting for March 2010 (salon) PDF I have also requested a copy of the arrangement/agreement in which GRMC has exclusive clinic rights, as mentioned by the GRMC board at the Town Hall meeting. As noted, this is the addendum to t.....- 4/18/2010 1:18:20 PM
What do YOU Think about GRISD Wanting to Spend $20 Million-Bond Election on May 8 2010 (salon) From Charley Thomas Well, folks, the big time spenders are clawing at our wallets again! I note that the upcoming $20M school bond election is proposed for construction of another gym.....- 4/18/2010 10:27:40 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for April 18 2010 (salon) Still watching *The Wire*-almost at end of season 3, waiting till Monday now for the last 3 episodes. Saw a talentless person on Saturday Night Live last night named Kesha or something like tha.....- 4/18/2010 10:24:48 AM
Video-Riverwalk Glen Rose-Compilation of Shots from April 2010 and April 2007 (salon) Still watching *The Wire*-almost at end of season 3, waiting till Monday now for the last 3 episodes. Saw a talentless person on Saturday Night Live last night named Kesha or something like tha.....- 4/17/2010 10:50:03 PM
Jerry Patterson *Never Knows* If Anyone Is OUt to Get Him - Hence the 22 Magnum in his Boot (salon) Heh. Made me laugh. Saw this via Bay Area Houston, whose comments also made me laugh I guess the only answer to all of this is for ALL of us to be Rootin-Tootin Cowboys who pack plenty of heat and .....- 4/17/2010 11:00:56 AM
In Vs Out Groups-The National Day of Prayer Decision Also Has Parts that Apply to the Pledge of Allegiance (salon) In ruling that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional, Justice Crabb made this comment: § 119 cannot meet that test. It goes beyond mere “acknowledgment” of religio.....- 4/17/2010 11:43:00 AM
Okay for the US Government To Create A National Day of Fasting for Ramadan? (salon) Imagine if the President and Congress passed a day in which everyone was exhorted to fast during Ramadan. Let's say that the law said “[t]he President shall issue each year a proclama.....- 4/17/2010 9:56:51 AM
On the Fred Phelps/Westboro Baptist Church Free Speech Case That Is Before the SCOTUS (salon) I'm in completel agreement with this editorial regarding the freedom of speech issue that the Supreme Court is currently hearing from those (I consider them ) wackos who are protesting military.....- 4/16/2010 6:40:18 PM
I don't CARE what the sexual preference of any Supreme Court nominee is (salon) I was reading this Slate article in which the question is posed as to whether it should matter, if a man, if the man is single or married as criteria for having a position, particularly a position .....- 4/16/2010 5:54:37 PM
Um. Remember Minority Report? Florida Using Crime Prevention Software for Children (salon) UGH  -from Gizmodo Florida State Department of Juvenile Justice will use analysis software to predict crime by young delinquents, putting potential offenders under specific prevention .....- 4/16/2010 3:33:31 PM
Creepy O Day- Because You Don't Expect Your Child To Be Secretly Surveilled AT HOME By His School (salon) Wrote about this before. More on this today According to the latest filing by the Robbinses, officials first activated the tracking software on a school-issued Apple MacBook that Robbins to.....- 4/16/2010 3:28:11 PM
Comanche Peak Nuclear Power PLant Event Notifications for April 12/13 2010- Alcohol and Transformer Failure (salon) From the NRC site. Power Reactor Event Number: 45833 Facility: COMANCHE PEAK Region: 4 State: TX Unit: [1] [2] [ ] RX Type: [.....- 4/16/2010 12:54:05 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for April 16 2010 (salon) Mugged by an octopus! From Buzzfeed 52 Worst Photoshop mistakes-funny! recipe for minty cookies-just so I don't forget where I saw it! And this recipe for a lookalike Snicker.....- 4/16/2010 12:45:03 PM
Dairy Farmers of America Part of DairiConcepts Joint Venture with Foreign Fonterra (salon) While looking at local filed civil cases I noticed that Cooper/McKay vs Graham is still ongoing. I noticed an update to the suit which has Zia Milk Producers, a foreign company, added to the list o.....- 4/16/2010 11:23:23 AM
A Few Interesting Civil Cases in Somervell County (April 2010) (salon) and updates The civil case against Happy Hill continues. UPDATE: 9/9/2011. Case set for trial on Feb 27 2012 Underwood vs Colorado River Authority from 2009 went to mediation April 5 2010. .....- 4/16/2010 11:45:32 AM
Agenda for Somervell County Commissioners Court Special Session for April 19 2010 (salon) Thank you, Mary Ann M   COMMISSIONER’S COURT   MEETING OF SPECIAL SESSION   OF SOMERVELL COUNTY       .....- 4/16/2010 9:03:09 AM
Comanche Peak Nuclear Reactor Issues Argued Today in Granbury (April 15 2010) (salon) Here's Seed Coalition's Press Release about it. "Despite limitations on what was allowed to be presented about clean and safe energy alternatives to more reactors, we were abl.....- 4/15/2010 6:49:25 PM
Federal Judge Rules that National Day of Prayer is Unconstitutional (salon) Here's Seed Coalition's Press Release about it. "Despite limitations on what was allowed to be presented about clean and safe energy alternatives to more reactors, we were abl.....- 4/15/2010 6:44:44 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for April 15 2010 (salon) Heh. Journalism has Come So Far Sometimes, Stein seems admirably forward-thinking. He writes, "The door is no longer closed against you, girls, and you can often compete with men for t.....- 4/15/2010 12:47:59 PM
Video-Irony O Day- RVS in Glen Rose - The Competition With Private Companies Bothers You? Really? (salon) From the Somervell County Commissioners Court April 12 2010. It's one thing to make up reasons why it's okay to have RV spaces at a county owned facility that would compete with private.....- 4/15/2010 11:05:44 AM
Video-Property Taxes in Somervell County To Go Up if RV Spaces Go In -Maynard (salon) from Somervell County Commissioners Court April 14 2010 Rough transcript: Maynard: Just wanted to comment about the deep pocket. When we put this into next year's budget, it will cost a thi.....- 4/15/2010 8:49:53 AM
Video-Danny Chambers Speaks Up About the RV Spaces at the Expo Center (Somervell County) (salon) from the April 12 2010 Somervell County Commissioners Court meeting Rough transcript: Only speaking for myself. Maynard: Heard a rumour that I removed him from court. Chambers. Maybe somebody s.....- 4/15/2010 12:10:15 AM
Video-Judge Maynard Says Not interested in Glen Rose 4-B Loan for RV Spaces (salon) from Commissioners Court meeting April 12 2010 Rough transcript: Maynard: Clarify something that i said several times back. I inquired about a partnership between local businesses and the count.....- 4/14/2010 8:56:48 PM
Your Property Taxes Raised If Somervell County Puts in RV Spaces at the Expo Center (April 2010) (salon) So. You, the Somervell County taxpayer, are subsidizing the Expo Center and Amphitheatre to the tune of over $600,000 per year. Let's repeat that another way. The Expo Center and Amphitheatre a.....- 4/15/2010 11:28:23 AM
Duckling and Chicks Picture- April 2010 (salon) Got some ducklings this morning via the post office from Ideal Poultry in Cameron. All female so the next one I get in a future order needs to be a male! Anyway, there are cayuga ducks, a couple cr.....- 4/15/2010 9:48:30 AM
Videos-The Contract for AJRA was LOWER than usual? Somervell County Commissioners Court (salon) April 12 2010 Rough transcript: Maynard: When I supported you going to 4b, it was my understanding that it was going to be some type of agreement where they received part of the revenues and ov.....- 4/14/2010 6:51:26 PM
Video-Did the CVB Cut a Deal with AJRA To Have Them Move Their Headquarters Here? (salon) Maybe this is talking more about them having their organizational meeting? From the Somervell Commissioners Court meeting for April 12 2010 rough transcript: Dooley: Well, also the CVB is p.....- 4/14/2010 7:23:48 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for April 14 2010 (salon) Something came through the yard last night and almost got one of the geese-I'm going to force her to go in at night. Likely suspects might be a bobcat, a coyote, a fox, but I don't think a .....- 4/14/2010 11:47:53 AM
Video-Maynard-*No One Seems To Realize That We're Spending 600,000 A Year To Bring Business In* - Glen Rose (salon) from the Somervell County Commissioners Court on April 12, 2010. Rough Transcript: Mike Dooley giving his report. Mike Ford asked me some questions this last week about the AJRA and the expansi.....- 4/14/2010 5:31:54 PM
No Wonder We Can't Afford to Take Care of Ourselves (humanbeing) From Common Dreams by Dave Lindorff:  http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/04/13-4 "The 2011 military budget, by the way, is the largest in history, not just in actual dollars, but i.....- 4/14/2010 8:40:21 AM
What Do the Boy Scouts Of America, Mormons, and the Catholic Church Have In Common? (salon) All found to have leaders who are sexual abusers of children AND cover it up. Yesterday, the Boy Scouts of America, which organization is based in Irving, Texas, was found negligent in a scoutm.....- 4/14/2010 9:10:16 AM
Video-Rod Hale's Lakequarium Presentation to the Somervell County Water District Board April 12 2010 (salon) I saw on the Somervell County Water District's board agenda that Rod Hale was doing a presentation and thought I'd go watch the meeting. Rod Hale did not disapoint-he is such a charming guy.....- 4/14/2010 11:05:52 PM
Rob Curnock Out-Now It's Chet Edwards vs Bill Flores (US House District 17 Race) (salon) Central Texas Now Curnock says he will vote for Flores in the general election. As for what the future holds for him, he says he will not shy away from the a future opportunity, but he.....- 4/14/2010 12:33:56 AM
Are you sure you want to renew that gas lease? (humanbeing) From WFAA, http://www.wfaa.com/news/Tests-detect-Barnett-Shale-emissions-toxins-in-Dish-residents-blood-urine-90770229.html DISH – Blood and urine samples taken from residents of Dish by .....- 4/13/2010 10:00:05 PM
Sid Miller (Tx House District 59) Member of Independent Conservative Republicans of Texas (salon) Link to that website. Looks like they want to link themselves to the Tea Party movement.  And, um, heh. Dan Patrick is the founder of it And, even though this is a PAC, they don't want.....- 4/13/2010 12:48:42 PM
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