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Religious News and Notes for August 3 2009-From the Distaff Side (salon) Just a note to remind that this author believes strongly in separation of church and state.ACLU sues Muslim school in Minnesota for establishment of religion violations... Muslim school sues ACLU back.....- 8/3/2009 1:15:51 PM
We Hear- (Glen Rose Scuttlebutt) (salon) all unverified, just goss.Was the chef from Riverhouse Cafe stolen to go to another restaurant?Does the county require hydrants in subdivisions but not that there should be enough well water or p.....- 8/3/2009 11:35:57 AM
Hospital District Election in Galveston? (salon) Interesting article from the Galveston Daily News about the issues involved with this, one of which is raising taxes. As I read this, because there were tuition bonds sold to pay for a new tower, the .....- 8/3/2009 11:29:48 AM
Funny. People in Cleburne can get Earthquake Insurance:):):) (salon) Interesting article from the Galveston Daily News about the issues involved with this, one of which is raising taxes. As I read this, because there were tuition bonds sold to pay for a new tower, the .....- 8/3/2009 10:43:15 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 3 2009 (salon) Hey, Apple (probably really AT&T. Why'd you decline the google voice app for iphone? FCC wants to know. (Consumerist)Darth Vader styling.Two aliens try to take over the worldBlip from Sean Mullen .....- 8/3/2009 10:37:39 AM
WalMart Says Screw You to the Girl Scouts (salon) Hey, Apple (probably really AT&T. Why'd you decline the google voice app for iphone? FCC wants to know. (Consumerist)Darth Vader styling.Two aliens try to take over the worldBlip from Sean Mullen .....- 8/3/2009 10:04:25 AM
LEARNING FROM ONE ANOTHER (humanbeing) From the Christian Science Monitor:"He was even able to joke about the incident with Crowley, Gates said Sunday in his first public appearance since the arrest, an event on Martha's Vineyard.....- 8/2/2009 10:55:24 PM
Fancy Catfood for Texas Teachers When They Retire (TRS) (salon) From the Christian Science Monitor:"He was even able to joke about the incident with Crowley, Gates said Sunday in his first public appearance since the arrest, an event on Martha's Vineyard.....- 8/2/2009 9:11:21 PM
Texas Education Agency Accountability Ratings are out for 2009 (Glen Rose ISD) (salon) Search by county to see both GRISD and Brazos Charter School.  Also choose Erath County to see Sid Miller's wife's school Erath Excels.Interesting related article from the Galveston Daily News th.....- 8/2/2009 2:46:13 PM
Few More Docs About the Addition to the Glen Rose Medical Center and Nursing Home (salon) I've been thinking a lot about the budget meeting coming up tomorrow at Somervell County Commissioner's court and Judge Maynard's comment about how they may be terminating the lease they have with Gle.....- 8/2/2009 2:40:21 PM
Larry McMurtry's Book Rhino Ranch Based on what Fossil Rim is Doing (salon) From DMN"I call it Rhino Ranch," McMurtry says, "because it uses this project that's going on around Glen Rose. They're trying to save the African black rhino by bringing them over here.....- 8/2/2009 1:47:23 PM
Ruminations for the Easily Amused for August 2 2009 (salon) Mowed the dog pen, put pup out there and he was fine till about half an hour ago. Really hot. Really muggy.  I'll try putting him out in his HUGE running area about 5 this evening for awhile. I l.....- 8/2/2009 1:44:44 PM
Random Videos of Glen Rose Related Bands (either from here or were here) (salon) Live Shot @Glen Rose 2008-on Somervell Courthouse lawn (July 9, 2008)From last year's Relay for LifeLittle drummer at Loco CoyoteHey Mr Bartender (is that the Citizens Center?)"Lord of the Lumber.....- 8/1/2009 1:11:38 PM
Dia De Los Toadies Coming to Glen Rose at Rough Creek Lodge in August (salon) Live Shot @Glen Rose 2008-on Somervell Courthouse lawn (July 9, 2008)From last year's Relay for LifeLittle drummer at Loco CoyoteHey Mr Bartender (is that the Citizens Center?)"Lord of the Lumber.....- 8/1/2009 12:51:27 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 1 2009 (salon) Yucca Mountain is dead- DvorakReasons why wussy politicians are avoiding town hall meetings. Guess they'd prefer if everyone that showed up was a quiet suckup.Video of Sarah Palin's descent into incoh.....- 8/1/2009 9:20:52 AM
Video-bwahahah-Twitter in Real Life (salon) Yucca Mountain is dead- DvorakReasons why wussy politicians are avoiding town hall meetings. Guess they'd prefer if everyone that showed up was a quiet suckup.Video of Sarah Palin's descent into incoh.....- 8/1/2009 8:42:38 AM
Video-These Girls are Really Good-Singing *Here we Go Again* by Demi Lovato (salon) Yucca Mountain is dead- DvorakReasons why wussy politicians are avoiding town hall meetings. Guess they'd prefer if everyone that showed up was a quiet suckup.Video of Sarah Palin's descent into incoh.....- 8/1/2009 8:24:58 AM
Heh! Videos of Wedding Dances and Divorce Parody (salon) Yucca Mountain is dead- DvorakReasons why wussy politicians are avoiding town hall meetings. Guess they'd prefer if everyone that showed up was a quiet suckup.Video of Sarah Palin's descent into incoh.....- 7/31/2009 8:59:47 PM
Um. Hope My Internet Doesn't Get Knocked Out Again! (salon) Yucca Mountain is dead- DvorakReasons why wussy politicians are avoiding town hall meetings. Guess they'd prefer if everyone that showed up was a quiet suckup.Video of Sarah Palin's descent into incoh.....- 7/31/2009 7:51:07 PM
Texas Taxpayers To Pick up Cost of Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan.. Which has Gone Bust (salon) Fort Worth Star-Telegram. I agree with the idea that, for the people who paid with their own money into the fund, they should have it honored. But dang, shouldn't there have been more of an effort to .....- 7/31/2009 7:47:35 PM
One More Article about Moody's Credit Ratings for Nuclear Power Plants (Comanche Peak) (salon) from Solveclimate. -Seems that Moody's has released a report saying that it's taking a more negative view of debt obligations by companies (Like EFH) that want to build new nuclear power plants. .....- 7/31/2009 7:41:19 PM
Great Article about the Tarrant Area Food Bank (Includes Somervell County) (salon) from the Star-Telegram which discusses how the Food Bank is starting a month-long campaign to collect food. Last time I was in Stephenville, I saw a collection box in one of the grocery stores. (.....- 7/31/2009 7:37:38 PM
Nuclear Power Plants Hurting Texas Power Companies Credit Ratings? (Comanche Peak) (salon) Smitty thinks so. Sent from Sarah McDonald Power companies' plans to pursue new nuclear projects are damaging their credit ratings, which may mean higher costs will be shifted onto ratepayers.&nb.....- 7/31/2009 2:53:44 PM
Meeting Notice Special Session Somervell County Com Court- August 3 2009 (salon) Smitty thinks so. Sent from Sarah McDonald Power companies' plans to pursue new nuclear projects are damaging their credit ratings, which may mean higher costs will be shifted onto ratepayers.&nb.....- 7/31/2009 2:33:07 PM
Chet Edwards (US House District 17) Funding for VA in Waco, L3 Spy Planes and Baylor (salon) from the Waco Trib“The Waco VA and Fort Hood are uniquely positioned to conduct world-class research with the Department of Defense to find improved treatments and cures for veterans suffering f.....- 7/31/2009 2:03:55 PM
GET THE FACTS, PEOPLE (humanbeing) From the NY Times by Paul Krugman:"It’s not just that many Americans don’t understand what President Obama is proposing; many people don’t understand the way American health car.....- 7/31/2009 8:40:55 AM
Should a Federal Lawsuit be able to be dismissed before any factual discovery occurs? (Ashcrosft v Iqbal) (salon) from FindLaw...Twombly and Iqbal make it harder for plaintiffs who might have meritorious cases, but need access to defense witnesses and files, to have their cases heard.Twombly and Iqbal were interp.....- 7/31/2009 7:47:08 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for July 31 2009 (salon) Went to Riverhouse Grill on Barnard St yesterday. I really like the fact that the restaurant not only has a delicious and varied menu, at what I think are reasonable prices, but it's in a historic hou.....- 7/31/2009 2:31:13 PM
One More Note on Pam Glasco (Glen Rose Medical Center Nursing Home) and Susan McLendon (salon) Wrote about this recenty, about anurse who had worked for Glen Rose Medical Center Nursing Home back in 2007 and was indicted and ultimately charged with fraud for stealing medication from some patien.....- 7/31/2009 12:19:32 AM
Somervell County To Take Back Over the GRMC by Terminating Glen Rose Medical Foundation Lease? (salon) I mentioned the other day (before my internet went south:) that I had heard that Judge Maynard mentioned this at the Somervell County Commissioner's Meeting this last Monday. That comment wasn't on th.....- 7/30/2009 11:27:41 PM
Minutes from the City of Glen Rose Council Meeting of July 27, 2009 (salon) I mentioned the other day (before my internet went south:) that I had heard that Judge Maynard mentioned this at the Somervell County Commissioner's Meeting this last Monday. That comment wasn't on th.....- 7/30/2009 11:14:32 PM
THE PERFECT STORM from the JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (humanbeing) The United States has created the perfect storm for overutilization of health care. "Costs cannot be controlled unless overutilization is substantially reduced. Many physician and patie.....- 7/30/2009 9:51:49 PM
WANT ANOTHER GLASS OF KOOL-AID? (humanbeing) From the NY Times:"Opponents of the proposed health care overhaul have already spent $9 million on television advertisements raising concerns about it, said Evan Tracey, the chief operating offic.....- 7/30/2009 9:34:17 AM
American Airlines won't take American CASH! (pharper) I flew on american airlines flight 385 from minneapolis to dallas.I was halfway asleep when I overheard the employees serving drinks. I could not believe my ears when they said 'you can not pay with c.....- 7/29/2009 4:12:24 PM
COMPETITION? FREE MARKET? YEAH, RIGHT! (humanbeing) From Business Week by Catherine Arnst:"Each year the American Medical Assn. (AMA) surveys the commercial health-insurance landscape and finds little if any competition. Its latest report says tha.....- 7/28/2009 10:19:18 AM
WHAT CORPORATE IS REALLY AFRAID OF. (humanbeing) From Business Week by Catherine Arnst:"Health insurers are on board with many congressional proposals for health-care reform. But they are vociferously opposed to the creation of a publicly finan.....- 7/28/2009 10:13:29 AM
THE GREEDY ONES ARE TAKING CONTROL (humanbeing) Check out Max Baucus from Montana on the Senate Finance Committee and what he's doing to defeat real reform of Health Care. Did you know he has received over $1,000,000 from Health Care Corporations?F.....- 7/27/2009 11:02:10 PM
PRESIDENT OBAMA'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE (humanbeing) "I, Dr. Chiyome Fukino, director of the Hawaii State Department of Health, have seen the original vital records maintained on file by the Hawai'i State Department of Health verifying Barrack Huss.....- 7/27/2009 9:32:29 PM
Audio-Somervell County Commissioner's Court for July 27 2009 (salon) Agenda link here. MP3David Carter to do artwork for medical center. CCitizens center roof and pro shop roof bids-no leaks in the citizen center, not a have-to. Committee on Aging Rep recommendation.#8.....- 7/27/2009 5:14:59 PM
Video- Square Dance Tractors (salon) Agenda link here. MP3David Carter to do artwork for medical center. CCitizens center roof and pro shop roof bids-no leaks in the citizen center, not a have-to. Committee on Aging Rep recommendation.#8.....- 7/27/2009 3:58:53 PM
About the Poor and Health Care (salon) Link from truthout from JD a readerPotter, who had worked at Cigna for 15 years, decided to check it out. What he saw appalled him. Hundreds of desperate people, most without any medical insurance, de.....- 7/27/2009 3:36:46 PM
Fluff Stuff O Day- July 27 (salon) All Right. We don't have television anymore. And mostly I dont miss it, because I can get just about everything on the internet. But then there's this- anyone know if Bridezilla video is on the web? L.....- 7/27/2009 3:05:13 PM
Somervell County to Take Back Over the GRMC (Glen Rose Medical Center)? (salon) I heard that at the meeting of the Somervell County Commissioner's Court this morning Judge Maynard said next week at the budget hearings that they will be addressing Somervell County canceling the le.....- 7/27/2009 2:32:11 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for July 27 2009 (salon) Posse Comitatus? Bush Sez - Whazzat? NY Times. So...Bush considered, with a Cheney shove, sending the military troops to BUFFALO!The lawyers, in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel,.....- 7/27/2009 8:52:31 AM
Dave Carroll has an update (United Breaks Guitars) (pharper) Posse Comitatus? Bush Sez - Whazzat? NY Times. So...Bush considered, with a Cheney shove, sending the military troops to BUFFALO!The lawyers, in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel,.....- 7/26/2009 8:24:35 PM
American Airlines has inflight internet access (pharper) I blog live from an American Airlines flight going from DFW to Seattle. On this flight they have inflight internet access through something called GOGO Inflight Internet. I was talking with a pil.....- 7/26/2009 6:21:14 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for July 26 2009 (salon) Felt like changing it up on the look of Somervell County Salon some more. If you see anything weird TOMORROW, let me know. Still checking a few pages, but just for HB, looked at it in both Safari and .....- 7/26/2009 12:01:41 PM
THE POWER OF NOW by ECKHART TOLLE (humanbeing) An excerpt:"Negativity is totally unnatural. It is a psychic pollutant, and there is a deep link between the poisoning and destruction of nature and the vast negativity that has accumulated in th.....- 7/26/2009 10:35:40 AM
*...HEALTH CARE CAN'T BE SOLD LIKE BREAD.* by Nobel Economist, Paul Krugman (humanbeing) " There are... no examples of successful health care based on the principles of the free market, for one simple reason: in health care, the free market just doesn’t work. And people who say.....- 7/26/2009 9:55:12 AM
HEALTH CARE REFORM (JUST FOLLOW THE MONEY) (humanbeing) From opensecrets.org:" Starting in the 2008 election cycle, the health sector has given more money to Democrats--who had seized control of Congress in 2006--than to Republicans, ac.....- 7/26/2009 9:41:44 AM
Article about Rose Beck, Former Meridian Manor Manager, in Bosque County News (July 22 2009) (salon) Seems there was a court claim against Rose Beck for an unpaid $2000 debt, filed in JP court filed by Exesis Environmental Corp. They were paid after they filed.... with a cashier\'s check. Readers.....- 7/26/2009 9:32:19 AM
YOU CALL THIS DEBATE?? (humanbeing) Below is a link to a document I found on Bill Moyers's site. It is a report commissioned by the Republicans on how best to defeat our President's attempt to reform healthcare. Part of me finds it very.....- 7/26/2009 9:28:19 AM
JUST NOT HERE IN THE UNITED STATES (humanbeing) From Newsweek by Fareed Zakaria:"It is becoming increasingly clear that the story of the global economy is a tale of two worlds. In one, there is only gloom and doom, and in the other there is li.....- 7/25/2009 9:19:48 AM
Movie Watch- *Chisum* with John Wayne and *The Barbarian Invasions* AND Mr Hulot's Holiday (salon) ON a John Wayne movie kick, watched Chisum last night. Loved it! I don't have any idea how historically accurate it was, probably not much, but there was plenty of shoot 'em up action. Getting "S.....- 7/24/2009 5:38:37 PM
Notice of Special Meeting July 27 (Monday) 2009 at 5:30 pm City of Glen Rose (salon) ON a John Wayne movie kick, watched Chisum last night. Loved it! I don't have any idea how historically accurate it was, probably not much, but there was plenty of shoot 'em up action. Getting "S.....- 7/24/2009 5:08:25 PM
Notice of Special Meeting for July 29 (Wed) at 2:00 pm City of Glen Rose (salon) ON a John Wayne movie kick, watched Chisum last night. Loved it! I don't have any idea how historically accurate it was, probably not much, but there was plenty of shoot 'em up action. Getting "S.....- 7/24/2009 5:07:17 PM
GRISD (Glen Rose ISD) Having a Budget Meeting on July 27 2009 (salon) with regular meeting after.  HEre's notice from the GRISD site. AND there is now an agenda packet that has links to the materials that are given out at the board meetings. This is really ter.....- 7/24/2009 2:50:42 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for July 24 2009 (salon) Librarian Book Cart Drill TeamHanderpants-underparnts for your hands. Online reporter entitled to same protections as print, TV reporters - 2nd court of appeals Texas.AP, themselves an aggregator of s.....- 7/24/2009 5:48:33 PM
Agenda for Special Session of Somervell County for Monday-July 27 2009 (salon) Librarian Book Cart Drill TeamHanderpants-underparnts for your hands. Online reporter entitled to same protections as print, TV reporters - 2nd court of appeals Texas.AP, themselves an aggregator of s.....- 7/24/2009 9:28:59 AM
Why Outrage over $4 Million for 4-B and Not for 14.x Million for One Private Business? (Glen Rose) (salon) I posted yesterday a rough transcript of the audio from when the certificate of obligation was being discussed in Somervell County Commissioner's Court last year. Got a very insightful comment from a .....- 7/24/2009 9:26:28 AM
GRISD to start posting media information on their web site (pharper) In a recent discussion with GRISD Superintendent Wayne Rotan, he said that GRISD will begin releasing the information you requested to the public on the GRISD website.  This information may .....- 7/23/2009 10:16:17 PM
About The Green Pickle in Glen Rose-Band Music -from What the Frak blog (salon) In a recent discussion with GRISD Superintendent Wayne Rotan, he said that GRISD will begin releasing the information you requested to the public on the GRISD website.  This information may .....- 7/23/2009 4:58:51 PM
Lisa Schmidt-Glen Rose (salon) Someone sent me the website link to find out status of her health. Hope the news will be good!Update: Rest in peace. Incidentally, the front page of GRISD.NET has a note about grief counseling and but.....- 7/23/2009 4:55:25 PM
Why Didn't Bush Pardon Scooter Libby (salon) Someone sent me the website link to find out status of her health. Hope the news will be good!Update: Rest in peace. Incidentally, the front page of GRISD.NET has a note about grief counseling and but.....- 7/23/2009 2:33:26 PM
Um. No.... Just..... No... (salon) Someone sent me the website link to find out status of her health. Hope the news will be good!Update: Rest in peace. Incidentally, the front page of GRISD.NET has a note about grief counseling and but.....- 7/23/2009 2:13:23 PM
Fluff O Day- Brad Pitt Interview and More (salon) I am not a Brad Pitt fan but I might change my mind after reading this. Cankle awareness month- heh. Yeah. Jezebel snarks on how it's the friggin WALL STREET JOURNAL doing it:)Michelle Obama gets.....- 7/23/2009 1:57:46 PM
*Tough Cage* and Puppy Update (salon) Readers know that I am absolutely thrilled with the lab-husky mix puppy I got within the last month from the Glen Rose Animal Shelter. He still is learinng about biting, but he's gotten much much bett.....- 7/23/2009 1:48:33 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for July 23 2009 (salon) The NSA is STILL SPYING ON YOU. Why oh why doesn't our government STOP THEM???     The ACLU is trying. Motorized rafts in the Grand Canyon still A-Ok.US Backs Georgia, tells Russia.....- 7/23/2009 12:08:43 PM
Reposting Video from 2007 re: Glen Rose 4B Tax Advisory Committee (salon) The NSA is STILL SPYING ON YOU. Why oh why doesn't our government STOP THEM???     The ACLU is trying. Motorized rafts in the Grand Canyon still A-Ok.US Backs Georgia, tells Russia.....- 7/23/2009 11:26:13 AM
Video-Jon Stewart Takes on Lou Dobbs and the Birthers (salon) The NSA is STILL SPYING ON YOU. Why oh why doesn't our government STOP THEM???     The ACLU is trying. Motorized rafts in the Grand Canyon still A-Ok.US Backs Georgia, tells Russia.....- 7/23/2009 10:51:18 AM
Reposting Video from Margaret Drake's 2007 Presentation to City Council Glen Rose re: River Walk (salon) Some of the video that I originally did back in 2007 isn't in the same place anymore, so I have moved some to the Youtube account here.  Here's where I originally wrote about the City Counci.....- 7/23/2009 11:22:21 AM
Glen Rose Medical Foundation Tax Return (Form 990) for 2007 (salon) Some of the video that I originally did back in 2007 isn't in the same place anymore, so I have moved some to the Youtube account here.  Here's where I originally wrote about the City Counci.....- 7/23/2009 9:25:05 AM
Arrggh! I Loathe Amazon But I Loved Zappos.... Alas No More (salon) Saw that Zappos, who I regularly purchased shoes from, has signed a deal with Amazon. I'll have to find somewhere else to buy shoes online.Funny comment from Consumerist.Amazon has purchased Zappos fo.....- 7/22/2009 11:01:08 PM
REAL COMPETITION CAN STOP HEALTH INSURANCE GOUGING by JIM HIGHTOWER (humanbeing) " The beauty of this [the public] option is that it gives everyone a real choice. Since the public insurance plan doesn't rake off a profit, doesn't need a massive marketing budget, won't pa.....- 7/22/2009 6:44:40 PM
Audio and Transcript from Somervell County March Hearing about the Certificate of Obligation (2008) (salon) Audio link here -my general transcript-to hear the specifics, listen to the audio. Start listening at about 1:37 in. Maynard. We\'ll move into the agenda. the first item is George (wils.....- 7/22/2009 7:03:52 PM
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