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What's Macquarie Media Up To These Days? (March 2010) (salon) Regular readers remember when we wrote about American Consolidated Media, which is owned by Macquarie Media, which is a subdiv of Macquarie Bank, bought the Glen Rose Reporter a few years ago, alon.....- 3/15/2010 11:59:46 PM
Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) Voted NO on Healthcare Bill (salon) Regular readers remember when we wrote about American Consolidated Media, which is owned by Macquarie Media, which is a subdiv of Macquarie Bank, bought the Glen Rose Reporter a few years ago, alon.....- 3/15/2010 11:12:38 PM
Humane (humanbeing) I was thinking about how they will describe the 21st century when it is all said and done. If I had to choose one word that might define it, I would choose humane. If we can just learn to allow all.....- 3/15/2010 10:01:06 PM
Agenda for Planning and Zoning Committee Meeting- Glen Rose -March 15 2010 (salon) from the CIty of Glen Rose website (Updateing to add link to audio. ) NOTICE OF MEETING PLANNING & ZONING COMMITTEE CITY OF GLEN ROSE MARCH 15, 2010 - 7:00 P.M. COUNCIL CHAMBERS - TOWN HALL  .....- 3/15/2010 4:01:23 PM
You! You're not a United States Patriot Unless You Believe in a Monotheistic God! That Leaves You Hindus Out! (salon) Because only certain religions get to Love Their Country. I was talking with a friend of mine a little bit ago and he didn't know that the phrase *Under God* was added to the sec.....- 3/15/2010 3:43:04 PM
From Judge Reinhardt's Under God Pledge Dissent- Conclusion (salon) Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; ms.....- 3/15/2010 1:29:43 PM
From Judge Reinhardt's *Under God* Pledge Dissent- The Inapplicability of Alternate Theories (salon) As mentioned before, this is an attempt to get what Reinhardt said into the public eye because it must be read. Part 1 Introduction  Part 2  Majority's Fundamental Errors part 3 .....- 3/15/2010 1:09:57 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 15 2010 (salon) Brrr. Cold again today where it was shorts weather yesterday. Um. In the trash-the nice thick plastic bag that has Census 2010 written on it that served as a doorhanger since we weren't home when.....- 3/15/2010 11:51:36 AM
Shouldn't Local Officials Have to Fill Out Ethics Reports When Getting Gifts Or Trips From Lobbyists? (salon) or companies? Have been thinking about this off and on for a long time. Remember how a few years back, Walter Maynard went to Missouri to look over the Air Evac operation? Flown out there, twice. And.....- 3/15/2010 10:44:30 AM
No, Chet Edwards, The Problem With Earmarks Is That They Skirt The Process Everyone Else Follows (salon) Quote from Chet Edwards in the Waco Trib this morning - “The myth is eliminating earmarks would reduce the deficit,” he said, pointing out that such a change would not impact the process .....- 3/15/2010 10:25:44 AM
The Beat Goes On... (pstern) Why do we get angry about illegals and then assist them with work and schooling?   It's an old story now.  There are millions of U.S. citizens without work, but there are millions of i.....- 3/15/2010 9:19:30 AM
Under God in the Pledge-More Establishment Clause Test from Judge Reinhardt's Dissent (salon) LINK to pdf 624, 642 (1943). Unfortunately, today the majority is clearly charting its course by a far different constellation with a far less enduring First Amendment. The Coercion Test an.....- 3/14/2010 7:45:51 PM
Under God in the Pledge-Establishment Clause Tests-From Justice Reinhardt's Dissent (salon) LINK TO PDF I now turn to the real issue in this case: Does the Establish­ment Clause, as it has been construed by the Supreme Court, preclude the state-directed, teacher-led, daily recitatio.....- 3/14/2010 7:29:26 PM
Judge Reinhardt's Dissent on Under God Pledge- the 1954 Amendment and This Appeal (salon) As mentioned, I am putting up the text from the case. Part 1   Part 2  Part3   Or read the entire thing in PDF format Normal 0 false false false .....- 3/14/2010 7:11:19 PM
Judge Reinhardt's Dissent On the Under God Pledge Decision- Historical Background Of the Pledge (salon) II. Historical and Factual Background (Link to the PDF) To begin with, this case concerns the daily recitation of a state-directed, teacher-led, religious version of the Pledge of All.....- 3/14/2010 7:04:23 PM
More On Justice Reinhardt's Dissent about Under God in the Pledge of Allegiance-Majority's Fundamental Errors. (salon) Here is part 1- I intend to put all of the dissent up so that it can be read and seen. (I am putting footnotes in yellow) LINK TO PDF Normal 0 false false false Mi.....- 3/14/2010 7:03:19 PM
Was the Insertion of *Under God* in the Pledge of Allegiance for A Religious Purpose? Of Course. (salon) I've been reading the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals dissent in the recent case of Newdow and Roe v Rio Linda Union School District.  First comments about it here.  I have been enthrall.....- 3/14/2010 6:36:41 PM
Some Photos from the St Patricks Day Fest Saturday in Glen Rose (March 13 2010) (salon) We headed downtown in the late afternoon to get some of the barbecue we heard was so good. Beautiful sunny day! Looked at the various vendor booths, got pie from Pie Peddlers and delicious tamales. H.....- 3/14/2010 2:23:00 PM
Populist health care in 2010? (OldBridge) This looks interesting.http://grayson.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=175363#mainGRAYSON INTRODUCES PUBLIC OPTION ACT Bill Opens Up Medicare To Anyone .....- 3/14/2010 8:58:08 AM
A Debate That Impacts All of Us (humanbeing) A very articulate evaluation from Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, Huff Post:"I blame the public officials who invited the participation of evangelists in a process that is meant to respect the ideas and.....- 3/13/2010 10:52:21 PM
It might not seem like it, but things are changing (humanbeing) Coffee Party brews up rival for Tea Party By Madeleine MorrisBBC News, Washington .....- 3/13/2010 10:32:49 PM
Public Education: How to improve it and cut the cost (pstern)   the fight against politics and mediocrity     by Peter Stern     Public education is NOT working.  We all know it.   For the majority of children and parents,.....- 3/13/2010 6:38:21 PM
As a Genealogist, I Think Michelle Bachman and Other Census Liars and Avoiders are Nuts. (salon) I had some trepidation, based on all the hoopla about the census coming out, about what kind of questions it might contain. Was it going to ask me about many teevees we have, or cars, or other intrusi.....- 3/13/2010 2:08:41 PM
This Story Just Gets Worse (humanbeing) AUSTIN, Texas — A far-right faction of the Texas State Board of Education succeeded Friday in injecting conservative ideals into social studies, history and economics lessons that will be taug.....- 3/12/2010 10:41:40 PM
Getting Back On-Track (pstern) Making Politics Work Better for the People   Level the Playing Field a Bit More     by Peter Stern     The two things we urgently need to move this nation forward towar.....- 3/12/2010 8:27:10 PM
Part of the Amended and Restated Glen Rose Medical Center Lease -December 2009 (salon) PDF-not all pages here but the ones that interested me- the rest are at the county clerk\'s office.. page 1. County owns the asset known as the Glen Rose hospital. It had previously leased it t.....- 3/12/2010 7:26:53 PM
February 2010 Check Registers for Somervell County Water District (General and Debt Service Fund) (salon) From the Somervell County Water District website, courtesy Kathy BGeneral Fund Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 classid="clsid:38481807-CA0E-42D2-.....- 3/12/2010 4:48:40 PM
Audio of the Somervell County Water District for March 8 2010 Online (salon) at the Somervell County Water District Site. P.S. have to say, the sound is great on it.Rough Transcript81,000 monthly payment to F&N (Freese and NIchols) per fixed contractGosdin-park contractApp.....- 3/12/2010 4:14:12 PM
Ruminations for the Easily Amused for March 12 2010 (salon) Beautiful day. I hear the female guineas in the yard and the female geese are looking for where to lay eggs and nest. I'll have to put a chair with a sign at the top of the driveway to warn people. On.....- 3/12/2010 3:19:18 PM
'I am voting for Rick Perry' (pstern) That's what a lot of people would say, if given the chance.Could someone out there tell us why he or she is voting for Rick Perry?  I promise not to bash you for it if you are honest about .....- 3/12/2010 2:16:29 PM
What About *Under God* in the Pledge? 9th Circuit Court in CA Rules It's All Patriotic, Baybee! (salon) For some bizarre reason, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that *Under God* is okay in the Pledge because the overall tone is patriotic. From Circuit Judge Bea, p 5. The Pledge of Alle.....- 3/12/2010 2:47:23 PM
Quick Housekeeping Note for Somervell County Salon-March 12 2010 (salon) Have had this as a request for awhile from several people, and finally got around this morning to adding this. Some days we all post a lot and some days not so much but, even with 7 slots for storie.....- 3/12/2010 11:05:46 AM
The Real Fix (pstern) Public Education:  The Real Fix   Light at the end of the Tunnelby Peter SternI have a simpler solution.  It will save a ton of tax dollars and achieve better learning outcomes.  .....- 3/11/2010 10:49:17 PM
You call this Education? (humanbeing) AUSTIN – Republicans on the State Board of Education Thursday soundly rejected a Democratic-backed proposal to require that Texas students be taught the reasons behind the prohibition of a st.....- 3/11/2010 8:32:13 PM
Agenda for Glen Rose Economic Development 4b Board for March 16 2010 (salon) Courtesy Peggy B   Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 classid="clsid:38481807-CA0E-42D2-BF39-B33AF135CC4D" id=ieooui>st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieo.....- 3/11/2010 5:56:00 PM
Somervell Armoured Vehicle-OF COURSE I can see what my tax money got spent on. (salon) The other day I saw an article in the Texas Tribune that was talking about how US Homeland Security grant money was dished out to various counties. In particular, there was a paragraph about how Somer.....- 3/11/2010 5:49:22 PM
Another Reason to Dump Perry (humanbeing) "Alaska and Texas are the only states that declined to participate in the standards-writing effort. In keeping his state out, Gov. Rick Perry argued that only Texans should decide what children t.....- 3/11/2010 9:05:50 AM
Oh. So those Earthquakes in North Texas ARE Because of Nasty Waste Injection Wells (salon) Didn't we say so? Doesn't EVERYBODY think so> Well, guess what....Researchers believe that when wastewater from the gas extraction process was injected into that disposal well, it could have affec.....- 3/10/2010 6:17:54 PM
Separation Of Church and State? Oh, Kenneth Copeland and his Private Jet Believe in That! (salon) I actually do, too (believe in separation of church and state) , but it really grates on me that a church gets a big ole tax exemption FROM THE STATE while flying around in a 2.8 MILLION dollar Cessna.....- 3/10/2010 5:54:59 PM
Check Register February 2010 for Somervell County Texas (salon) Via Darrell Morrison, thank you! Here, for reference is what I asked for via email on March 9, 2010 to Darrell Morrison. Hi, Darrell I am requesting 2 items. 1. a check register for.....- 3/10/2010 12:59:47 PM
Is There Any Hope Here? (humanbeing) I am continually amazed that a small group of private citizens control what may be taught in our schools and terrified by the fact that since Texas is one of the biggest customers to the textbook publ.....- 3/10/2010 11:22:54 AM
What a Treasure We Have in Barnard's Mill & Museum in Glen Rose (salon) I had been to a 4b meeting in which Pat Barrow asked the board for money to help restore the museum. She came very well prepared, with a thick notebook full of plans and details, and I was very impres.....- 3/10/2010 11:46:07 AM
Is the Barnett Shale worth it? (humanbeing) I had been to a 4b meeting in which Pat Barrow asked the board for money to help restore the museum. She came very well prepared, with a thick notebook full of plans and details, and I was very impres.....- 3/10/2010 9:19:30 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 10 2010 (salon) You know how GOOD it feels when you get long projects done and somebody ELSE is the bottleneck? Whoo-hhoo, all kinds of energy freed up today. Corey Haim is dead. I just watched  movie with him i.....- 3/10/2010 10:21:56 AM
In Palestine from NY Times (humanbeing) JERUSALEM — Having been removed in favor of Israeli nationalist Jews, members of the Palestinian Ghawi family have been sheltering this winter in a tent on the sidewalk opposite their home of mo.....- 3/10/2010 9:02:11 AM
Introducing Gov. Rick *Toll Roads & Eminent Domain* Perry (pstern) Another Gubernatorial Election Year of Eminent Domain Issues   Gov. Rick Perry:  proponent of endless toll roads, stealing eminent domain and "flim-flamming" Texans    .....- 3/9/2010 10:48:19 PM
Oakdale Renovations So Far-Before and After Shots (March 8 2010) (salon) Heard Billy Huckaby's glowing report on the progress of Oakdale Park I had been out there in January and took some video, so thought it would be interesting to see what it looks like now.  J.....- 3/10/2010 9:27:22 AM
I Don't Get It. What Was In it For the Enprotec Folks and Why Didn't Glen Rose Town Council Have More Questions? (salon) From the March 8 2010 meeting. I like to record the meetings and sometimes when I'm listening to the presentations made, I'm waiting for one of the council people to ask a question I have. Not that ev.....- 3/9/2010 7:14:59 PM
Audio and a Few Pics of the City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting March 8 2010 (salon) I have a few things I want to talk about in the meeting but will do that on an upcoming post. For now, here's the audio of the whole thing. And here's the agendaMore pics on Somervell County Salon's F.....- 3/9/2010 12:40:47 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 9 2010 (salon) Proving that Lindsey Lohan is not only So Over, but that too much drugs rots your brainGeez. Your battery charger could leave your computer vulnerable to hackers! YOUR BATTERY CHARGER! Ugh. Free speec.....- 3/9/2010 12:36:24 PM
Kip Averitt (TX SD 22) DEFINITELY Resigns-Here Comes a Special Election in May (salon) Proving that Lindsey Lohan is not only So Over, but that too much drugs rots your brainGeez. Your battery charger could leave your computer vulnerable to hackers! YOUR BATTERY CHARGER! Ugh. Free speec.....- 3/9/2010 11:40:37 AM
Audio-Some Items the Glen Rose Medical Center aka Somervell County Hospital Authority Is Asking For (salon) from the March 8 2010 Somervell County Commissioners Court meeting.Pecan Plantation. (Rough Transcript). Somervell County Hospital Authority Board wants to borrow funds, under contract we limit their .....- 3/9/2010 11:27:14 AM
Audio-Mike Dooley on Expo Center Roof Repair-From Somervell County Commissioners Court March 8 2010 (salon) from the March 8 2010 Somervell County Commissioners Court meeting.Pecan Plantation. (Rough Transcript). Somervell County Hospital Authority Board wants to borrow funds, under contract we limit their .....- 3/9/2010 11:14:44 AM
Audio-Somervell County Hospital Authority Asks County To Cover Shortfall $294,024.85 (March 2010) (salon) For Glen Rose Medical Center's operations in January through February 2010. (Item 16 on the Somervell County Commissioner's Court agenda).My rough transcript here -listen to the audio to be certain. (.....- 3/9/2010 11:10:47 AM
Audio-Somervell County Commissioners Court for March 8 2010 (salon) For Glen Rose Medical Center's operations in January through February 2010. (Item 16 on the Somervell County Commissioner's Court agenda).My rough transcript here -listen to the audio to be certain. (.....- 3/9/2010 8:32:41 AM
Dishing on the 2010 Oscars (salon) We watched yesterday from the time the Red Carpet stuff started (streaming on the internet) to the bitter end when Bigelow won for Hurt Locker. A few impressions. WTF was UP with the Red Carpet As Fus.....- 3/8/2010 8:47:08 AM
A Little Steampunk for Sunday (salon) We watched yesterday from the time the Red Carpet stuff started (streaming on the internet) to the bitter end when Bigelow won for Hurt Locker. A few impressions. WTF was UP with the Red Carpet As Fus.....- 3/7/2010 1:57:17 PM
Border Walls (pstern) Building Border Walls   Is it to keep people out, or to keep them in?     by Peter Stern     Maybe it is worth building border walls simply to create jobs for unemployed A.....- 3/7/2010 2:13:24 PM
Sidewalks for Kids and the Elderly? Sorry They're Not Tourists! (Glen Rose) (salon) We have long wondered why there are no sidewalks on Hwy 67 (and usable, in good condition sidewalks downtown Glen Rose, for that matter). In my book, children would be able to easily and safely walk o.....- 3/7/2010 1:19:46 PM
Jesus Heals People Through the Hokey Pokey (salon) We have long wondered why there are no sidewalks on Hwy 67 (and usable, in good condition sidewalks downtown Glen Rose, for that matter). In my book, children would be able to easily and safely walk o.....- 3/7/2010 11:37:32 AM
What Do YOu Do If You Want to Home School But All You Can Find Are Fundy Religious Texts? (salon) Including the ones that dismiss science, Darwin, and evolution? I wondered reading this what the percentage is of people that homeschool because they want to do their own religious instruction versus .....- 3/7/2010 11:55:47 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 7 2010 (salon) Oscars are tonight! (starts at 5 CST)  Oh, I"m going to be all hunkered down with some popcorn watching that, including any pre-Oscar red carpet shows. I think Avatar will probably win best .....- 3/7/2010 10:34:15 AM
Plastic --- the gift that keeps on gifting... (pstern) On the Credit Problem...  Do we even have a prayer?   by Peter Stern     On your monthly credit card statement, credit card companies via Congress made it easier to see how much.....- 3/5/2010 10:09:23 PM
Audio and a Few Pics from Planning and Zoning Committee Meeting March 1 2010 (salon) On the Credit Problem...  Do we even have a prayer?   by Peter Stern     On your monthly credit card statement, credit card companies via Congress made it easier to see how much.....- 3/5/2010 6:48:04 PM
A Few Items from the Somervell County Hospital Authority Check Register for January 2010 (salon) As mentioned before, I did a request via the Public Information Act to ask for a register of checks written for Somervell County Hospital Authority, to include account buckets and descriptions of the .....- 3/5/2010 7:09:06 PM
Agenda for City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting on March 8, 2010 (salon) NOTICE OF MEETING CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GLEN ROSE MARCH 08, 2010 - 5:30 PM COUNCIL CHAMBERS – TOWN HALL THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GLEN ROSE WILL MEET AT 5:30 P.M. ON MONDAY, MARCH.....- 3/5/2010 5:48:23 PM
Omigosh-This Repent Amarillo Site is hilarious (salon) Because Jesus Wants Killers In his Name.I particularly was amused at the secion under Soldiers "I am a soldier""I am a soldier in the army of my God. The Lord Jesus Christ is my Comman.....- 3/5/2010 5:47:05 PM
Audio- Glen Rose ISD School Board Meeting February 22 2010 (salon) Because Jesus Wants Killers In his Name.I particularly was amused at the secion under Soldiers "I am a soldier""I am a soldier in the army of my God. The Lord Jesus Christ is my Comman.....- 3/5/2010 4:59:47 PM
New Credit Card Statement: You will never pay off the balance shown on this statement (pharper) Was reviewing a new credit card statement and saw this (the bold part is bold in the statement):Minimum Payment Warning:Even if you make no more charges using this card, if you make only the minimum p.....- 3/5/2010 4:06:17 PM
Agenda for Somervell County Water District Meeting March 8 2010 (salon) Was reviewing a new credit card statement and saw this (the bold part is bold in the statement):Minimum Payment Warning:Even if you make no more charges using this card, if you make only the minimum p.....- 3/5/2010 1:27:35 PM
Quick Stats for Somervell County Salon 2010 (salon) As mentioned, yesterday, Somervell County Salon has been around for 5 years. Thought I'd throw out a few stats, with a couple of info bullets. First, we have pretty much banned China and some other co.....- 3/5/2010 9:55:11 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 5 2010 (salon) Gorgeous, gorgeous pics of the EarthTexas Republican Primary turnout highest in 20 years-the article says for the governors race, but I'll bet also it was for the Opinion Poll aspects.Gee. Voters in T.....- 3/5/2010 9:24:13 AM
Cool Video-Rube Goldberg Machine (salon) Gorgeous, gorgeous pics of the EarthTexas Republican Primary turnout highest in 20 years-the article says for the governors race, but I'll bet also it was for the Opinion Poll aspects.Gee. Voters in T.....- 3/5/2010 8:59:45 AM
Agenda for Somervell County Commissioners Court for March 8 2010 (salon) Gorgeous, gorgeous pics of the EarthTexas Republican Primary turnout highest in 20 years-the article says for the governors race, but I'll bet also it was for the Opinion Poll aspects.Gee. Voters in T.....- 3/5/2010 8:55:32 AM
Grow It, Don't Mow It (humanbeing) Our wild creatures need help. I've noticed the last two years a startling loss of insects, amphibians, wasps, spiders and rodents. So many of the properties surrounding me have opted for the 'golfcour.....- 3/4/2010 7:40:16 PM
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