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The Big Takeover (this is serious, folks) (humanbeing) "In Caddo Parish in Louisiana's northwest corner, 17 head of cattle died in late April after drinking "frac" water that entered their pasture. During the last several months, earthquake.....- 8/27/2009 10:19:34 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 27 2009 (salon) About coming to Glen Rose for the International Longhorn Championship.Coach Erik Slaugher now assistant coach for Stephen F Austin.Dinosaur Sandwich Cutter-I want one! What if Democrats Behaved More L.....- 8/27/2009 8:49:22 AM
Chet Edwards First of 3 Regional Town Hall Meetings Raucus (Bryan-College Station)-August 2009 (salon) According to the Eagle.and"I currently have a right to a private health care system if I want it," Tom Konderla said as many in the audience cheered. "Where does it say in the U.S. Cons.....- 8/27/2009 8:18:17 AM
Video-Remembering Ted Kennedy-Kennedy Asks Ashcroft about Torture Memos (salon) According to the Eagle.and"I currently have a right to a private health care system if I want it," Tom Konderla said as many in the audience cheered. "Where does it say in the U.S. Cons.....- 8/26/2009 11:32:43 PM
Some Things I Liked from this week's Glen Rose Reporter Newspaper - (August 26 2009) (salon) Because I'm a subscriber. Link to Glen Rose ReporterThe new reporter, Erin Cooper, is very good at writing feature stories. She has coverage of the family of Casey Tiner's fight for justice. There's a.....- 8/26/2009 1:58:50 PM
RSS Versus Using Twitter or Social Networking Site for News (salon) Interesting statistic.The truth of the matter is that RSS readers are a Web 1.0 tool, an aggregator of news headlines that never really caught on with the mainstream the way Twitter and Facebook have......- 8/26/2009 11:52:08 AM
Hank Gilbert is Going to Run for Governor! (Democrat-Texas) (salon) From Postcards from the Lege.“I just feel like we need that person at the top that has the experience of fighting in the (Legislature) and fighting to get things done for the people of Texas acr.....- 8/26/2009 11:43:32 AM
Video-Don't TEXT WHILE YOU DRIVE! (salon) We saw someone the other day driving down Hwy 67 text-messaging and wondered what the fool! Anyway, this reminds me of driver's ed classes with some horrible YOU BETTER NOT DO THIS  video. And yo.....- 8/26/2009 11:41:25 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 26, 2009 (salon) We saw someone the other day driving down Hwy 67 text-messaging and wondered what the fool! Anyway, this reminds me of driver's ed classes with some horrible YOU BETTER NOT DO THIS  video. And yo.....- 8/26/2009 9:55:13 AM
Omigosh-Tarrant County Schools Sent Staff on Retreats at Rough Creek Lodge (Glen Rose) (salon) Let's see. WE PAY, all of us, because these are FEDERAL tax dollars, for retreats staff at public schools take. So, um, they can't go take retreats at a Holiday Inn for the day? ROUGH CREEK LODGE???? .....- 8/26/2009 9:30:17 AM
On Open Records Requests at GRISD (Glen Rose ISD)-Some Musings (salon) Continuing to wonder why the procedures changed from the technology department fulfilling opens records requests that involve email searching and retrieval to offloading it to every teacher. Doing thi.....- 8/26/2009 9:02:53 AM
The New Republican Plan to Bankrupt America (humanbeing) From The Washington Post:"Indeed, Republicans seem determined to preserve the uniquely American system under which health care is rationed today -- on the basis of employment status and ability t.....- 8/25/2009 9:31:25 PM
Fluff -What the Fool is WRONG with Billy Ray *Achy Breaky Heart* Cyrus? (salon) From The Washington Post:"Indeed, Republicans seem determined to preserve the uniquely American system under which health care is rationed today -- on the basis of employment status and ability t.....- 8/25/2009 11:03:03 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 25 2009 (salon) North Texas State Fair & Rodeo Results includes Kas Snodgrass for bull riding.Jennifer Peebles of Texas Watchdog WINS ANOTHER AwARD!Media not covering Cindy Sheehan's protest of Obama over the Afg.....- 8/25/2009 10:35:29 AM
Good News-GRISD (Glen Rose ISD) May be Putting Video of the School Board Meetings Online (salon) at some point in the future. I had a conversation earlier today with Wayne Rotan, superintendent of GRISD, and he mentioned that they plan to put the videos up. Of course, they would have to prepare t.....- 8/25/2009 10:28:53 AM
A Farm on every floor (humanbeing) From the NY Times:"IF climate change and population growth progress at their current pace, in roughly 50 years farming as we know it will no longer exist. This means that the majority o.....- 8/24/2009 7:40:22 PM
More on Glen Rose ISD Teachers Deleting Their Emails Per the E-Discovery Seminar in August 09 (salon) Wrote about this the other day. I looked on the GRISD website and could not find the power point file that shows what the teachers and all staff were being told. I would point to that site rather than.....- 8/25/2009 12:19:35 AM
Why Doesn't Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) Want His Open Town Hall Meetings to be Recorded? (salon) Sheesh. We've been to town halls for him before and not only did we record them (and put them up on audio and video) but Hood County put his meeting online live! But oh, NOW he doesn't want to have th.....- 8/24/2009 1:18:24 PM
Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) To Hold Town Hall Meeting in Cleburne on Sept 4 2009 (salon) I saw this via the Cleburne Times Review and notice that the capacity of the auditorium is 1800 people. I assume that this is one his three regional town hall meetings that he is holding instead of do.....- 8/24/2009 1:12:44 PM
WATER! What do people in Texas DO when the groundwater levels Drop????? (salon)  From the FW Star-Telegram that talks about the aquifer levels going down, and people's well water levels dropping.  Water specialist says that the increasing number of pumps is like straws .....- 8/24/2009 12:52:16 PM
Texas Parks Get 92.2 Million Buck Influx for 2010-Includes Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose (salon)  From the FW Star-Telegram that talks about the aquifer levels going down, and people's well water levels dropping.  Water specialist says that the increasing number of pumps is like straws .....- 8/24/2009 12:44:29 PM
Citizen's Group Wins Right For Hearing to Oppose Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant (Glen Rose) (salon) From Seed Coalition- basically, the environmental report in Luminant's application is seriously flawed and the judges in the ALJ hearing thought so, too.The contentions admitted for further adjudicati.....- 8/24/2009 11:49:35 AM
National Resources Defense Council (humanbeing) I have given small amounts to this group for years. It's one of the best. You, too, can help.From their website:   www.nrdc.org/about/default.asp"NRDC is the nation's most effective env.....- 8/23/2009 10:39:25 PM
Marines Fight Taliban With Little Aid From Afghans (humanbeing) My heart goes out to the Afghanis, especially the women who are fighting so courageously for their education and freedoms. But we cannot save these people nor can we redirect this country's historical.....- 8/23/2009 10:17:45 PM
Debating How Much Weed Killer Is Safe in Your Water Glass (humanbeing) August 23, 2009By CHARLES DUHIGG from NY Times:"For decades, farmers, lawn care workers and professional green thumbs have relied on the popular weed killer atrazine to protect their cr.....- 8/23/2009 10:08:55 PM
What San Francisco has done (humanbeing) "TWO burning questions are at the center of America’s health care debate. First, should employers be required to pay for their employees’ health insurance? And second, should there be.....- 8/22/2009 10:57:26 PM
From Gail Collins, Op-ed columnist, NY Times (humanbeing) "One thing I thought all Americans agreed about was that Congress is incapable of getting anything done. But the angry people at those meetings seemed to believe that their elected representative.....- 8/22/2009 10:49:10 PM
Why is GRISD (Glen Rose ISD) Telling Teachers to Delete Their Emails? (salon) I heard about an event entitled "E Discovery" that was presented yesterday at the Glen Rose High School, which apparently was mandatory for all staff. E Discovery sounds very lawyerly, doesn.....- 8/22/2009 1:02:40 PM
So... Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) Was ALSO at the GRISD (Glen Rose ISD) High School on Monday (8/09) (salon) I was surprised to hear that, along with coming in privately to town this last Monday to talk to the Glen Rose Medical Center (so private that even the judge didn't know he was coming) and having a pr.....- 8/22/2009 12:36:24 PM
Heh. I really Like this Iphone Dinosaur Dock-Perfect for Somervell County (salon) I was surprised to hear that, along with coming in privately to town this last Monday to talk to the Glen Rose Medical Center (so private that even the judge didn't know he was coming) and having a pr.....- 8/21/2009 8:20:05 AM
Once More on Happy Hill Religious Loyalty Test Irony (Granbury) (salon) I wrote about this last week re: potential employees for private children\'s home Happy Hill being required to read and sign off on agreement with particular relgious tenets. I thought at the t.....- 8/21/2009 8:12:31 AM
WFAA Did Segment (with Video) on Casey Tiner/T J Steele's Murder in Somervell County (salon) I wrote about this last week re: potential employees for private children\'s home Happy Hill being required to read and sign off on agreement with particular relgious tenets. I thought at the t.....- 8/21/2009 7:48:28 AM
From people who know what they're talking about... (humanbeing) "Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, co-author and professor of medicine at Harvard, said: "Instead of taxing benefits, politicians should embrace the only affordable option for universal coverage: a s.....- 8/20/2009 8:44:00 PM
Did Anybody Actually Get ON Chet Edwards Tele Town Hall Meeting? (salon) "Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, co-author and professor of medicine at Harvard, said: "Instead of taxing benefits, politicians should embrace the only affordable option for universal coverage: a s.....- 8/20/2009 8:16:47 PM
One More Time on GRISD (Glen Rose ISD)'s Open Periods for Teachers Versus Class Size (salon) I was wondering about this last year. This year's 2009-2010 master schedule (which may not be set in stone yet since school hasn't started but it 's probably pretty dang close).Anyway, this time the o.....- 8/20/2009 5:03:43 PM
Why Won't GRISD (Glen Rose ISD) Set Up a Publicly Joinable Email List for the Board Meeting Notifications? (salon) Recently I asked GRISD to please include me in the electronic mailings they do that have the board meeting agenda included. It was the third time I have asked. I was turned down with the reason that t.....- 8/20/2009 4:13:10 PM
66 Percent of Us are All Leftists Now (salon) Recently I asked GRISD to please include me in the electronic mailings they do that have the board meeting agenda included. It was the third time I have asked. I was turned down with the reason that t.....- 8/20/2009 3:23:12 PM
Gee! Did Merck Overpromote HPV Vaccine Gardasil? Do Chickens Roost in the Hen house? (salon) YEEESSSSSSS.Although Merck's ads suggest that all women are at risk — a strategy that helps them find as many customers as possible — cervical cancer does not actually strike women equally.....- 8/20/2009 3:00:55 PM
Sally Taylor, whose parents own a ranch in Glen Rose, artist who is featured in the DMN (salon) YEEESSSSSSS.Although Merck's ads suggest that all women are at risk — a strategy that helps them find as many customers as possible — cervical cancer does not actually strike women equally.....- 8/20/2009 2:55:00 PM
VIDEO-Raising the Tax Rate in Somervell County-You Agree? Two Public Tax Hearings in September (salon) This video is edited a little bit for Youtube,  but you can hear the entire session here. What I was interested in hearing was several things Judge Maynard discussed. One was that Somervell Count.....- 8/20/2009 3:27:30 PM
Video- Casey Tiner's Kin Talk about Her Murder (Somervell County) (salon) Background info-Robert Earl Buttrey, in July 2009, pled guilty to 2 counts of murdering Casey Tiner and T J Steele. From the Cleburne Times-Review. and here's from WFAA in 2006 after the bodies were f.....- 8/20/2009 2:24:23 PM
Golf Architect Jeffrey Bauer Wins Award for 2 Golfscapes-Other Projects Include Squaw Valley in Glen Rose (salon) Background info-Robert Earl Buttrey, in July 2009, pled guilty to 2 counts of murdering Casey Tiner and T J Steele. From the Cleburne Times-Review. and here's from WFAA in 2006 after the bodies were f.....- 8/19/2009 9:30:31 PM
Adopt a Dog From the Glen Rose Animal Shelter- OVERFUL AGAIN! Aug 18 2009 (salon) I'm so glad that MissMeliss posts about this! Go take a look at the pics! They're so cute-a couple in particular look like they would be great pets-the Sojourner and some Heeler puppies-they're ALL CU.....- 8/19/2009 7:24:27 PM
FOR TOMORROW- Tele Town Hall Meeting (salon) I am an absent-minded pinhead today. I was griping about the fact that I didn't get a call because I forgot what day it was. However, since I did hear from a friend that she will be called, it gives m.....- 8/19/2009 7:03:01 PM
Referring again to the Jana Mann Witt Video posted here a while ago (Glen Rose) (salon) Really good article in the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper on August 19, 2009 about how it's been 4 years this week since Jana Mann Witt disappeared.And video on link following.Sue Banks talks about her .....- 8/19/2009 4:06:52 PM
Audio and a Few Pics of Somervell County Commissioners Court August 17 2009 (salon) MORE on Somervell County Salon's FLICKR SiteMP3 public hearing       MP3 morning session sans tax talk Part 1     Part 2    - MP3 -afte.....- 8/19/2009 8:44:48 PM
Video-Barney Franks Shuts Down Woman Who Wants to Compare Obama to Hitler (salon) MORE on Somervell County Salon's FLICKR SiteMP3 public hearing       MP3 morning session sans tax talk Part 1     Part 2    - MP3 -afte.....- 8/19/2009 2:19:45 PM
Huh? Chet Edwards Was In Town on Monday August 17 09-But Not For a Town Hall Meeting (salon) and with no notice to constituents so that they could go see his press conference at, apparently, the Glen Rose Medical Center. The Glen Rose Reporter of August 19, 2009 says, after discussing that to.....- 8/19/2009 1:25:03 PM
Meeting Agenda for CPAC Meeting (Glen Rose) for August 20 2009 (salon) and with no notice to constituents so that they could go see his press conference at, apparently, the Glen Rose Medical Center. The Glen Rose Reporter of August 19, 2009 says, after discussing that to.....- 8/18/2009 7:28:19 PM
Meeting Agenda for Special Session of Somervell County Commissioners Court Friday Aug 21 2009 (salon) and with no notice to constituents so that they could go see his press conference at, apparently, the Glen Rose Medical Center. The Glen Rose Reporter of August 19, 2009 says, after discussing that to.....- 8/18/2009 7:20:13 PM
Audio-4b Tax Committee Meeting Glen Rose for August 10 2009 (salon) and with no notice to constituents so that they could go see his press conference at, apparently, the Glen Rose Medical Center. The Glen Rose Reporter of August 19, 2009 says, after discussing that to.....- 8/18/2009 7:08:09 PM
Audio-City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting for August 10 2009 (salon) and with no notice to constituents so that they could go see his press conference at, apparently, the Glen Rose Medical Center. The Glen Rose Reporter of August 19, 2009 says, after discussing that to.....- 8/18/2009 7:05:22 PM
Luke Humphrey Died Yesterday- Mom Not Told In Time To Attend His Funeral (Glen Rose) (salon) I got a call a bit ago from one of the kin to Luke Humphrey, who is, or rather was, adisabled young man whose last residence was the Glen Rose Medical Center Nursing Home. Seems that Mr Humphrey died .....- 8/18/2009 12:31:11 PM
Funny Video-How Not To Use an Automatic Door (salon) I got a call a bit ago from one of the kin to Luke Humphrey, who is, or rather was, adisabled young man whose last residence was the Glen Rose Medical Center Nursing Home. Seems that Mr Humphrey died .....- 8/18/2009 11:11:22 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 18 2009 (salon) All right. Have to be cracking on some must-dos for the rest of the week. But first, the ruminations.Wonder what will happenif public schools actually decide to have Bible classes without clear direct.....- 8/18/2009 10:20:08 AM
Don't Like Toll Roads? TxDOT doesn't care what you think- Highway 130 Near Seguin, Texas (salon) Cintra Strikes Again. Cintra, a Spanish toll road operator will fund, build and run the new toll road. Cintra’s contract on the road is for the next 50 years, allowing the company to make m.....- 8/18/2009 9:58:38 AM
Ryan Darby of Somervell County Passed Away (salon) Cintra Strikes Again. Cintra, a Spanish toll road operator will fund, build and run the new toll road. Cintra’s contract on the road is for the next 50 years, allowing the company to make m.....- 8/18/2009 9:52:30 AM
Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) To Hold Telephone Town Hall on Thursday August 20 (salon) According to KBTX, the town hall will dial over 200,000 homes in all 12 of his counties. Also, three LUCKY counties are actually going to get his presence for regional town hall meetings. Those counti.....- 8/18/2009 8:20:13 AM
Pictures of A Woman Breastfeeding Her Child-PORNOGRAPHIC???? (salon) jonathan turleyA long time ago I remember a friend of mine's husband was telling me why he didn't let his wife breastfeed their new baby. "Breasts are there for men's satisfaction, not for feedin.....- 8/18/2009 1:01:59 AM
Pffttt! Just Got a Recorded Message from John Cornyn Telling Me He's Sorry I Missed His Tele Town Hall (salon) that was conducted earlier this evening.Um. Hello? Mr Corynn. You paid for not even YOU personally calling but a robo-caller on your constituents. You couldn't have called BEFORE your tele-town hall t.....- 8/17/2009 7:24:59 PM
Is he joking?? (humanbeing) I just got a recorded 'call' from Senator John Cornyn inviting me to join in with a live, health care, tele-town hall meeting that was held EARLIER this evening. He did apologize, however, for not inf.....- 8/17/2009 7:28:08 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 17 2009 (salon) Blasting a Killeen area teacher into space! Candy Cane court case in appeals court. -is this the same court that ruled about the teenager's t-shirt with John Edwards on it? If so, they don't beli.....- 8/17/2009 4:18:35 PM
More Pics of the Glen Rose River Walk (Glen Rose, Texas) (salon) Blasting a Killeen area teacher into space! Candy Cane court case in appeals court. -is this the same court that ruled about the teenager's t-shirt with John Edwards on it? If so, they don't beli.....- 8/17/2009 3:48:15 PM
La Rosita's (Glen Rose) Will be Open ONE YEAR Tomorrow (August 18 2009) Happy Anniversary! (salon) The food there is so fresh and excellent -I personally like the pork carnitas, and plan to try some chicken flautas next. Their hours are from 6 to 1:00 pm.Yum. I'm hungry again already-they're on Bar.....- 8/17/2009 3:36:47 PM
More from Mr. Krugman, Nobel Economist (humanbeing) From the NY Times:   www.nytimes.com/2009/08/17/opinion/17krugman.html"Every wealthy country other than the United States guarantees essential care to all its citizens. There are, howev.....- 8/17/2009 11:39:15 AM
Lost Out on Bid For Toll Road in North Texas? No Problem. You get OVER THREE MILLION ANYWAY! (salon) Odious. Imagine if every time somebody lost out in a bid for a contract, that entity got paid anyway. The money will come out of toll revenues generated on the tollway in these counties: Denton County.....- 8/17/2009 8:10:20 AM
Video-Classic Rice Krispies Commercial (salon) Odious. Imagine if every time somebody lost out in a bid for a contract, that entity got paid anyway. The money will come out of toll revenues generated on the tollway in these counties: Denton County.....- 8/16/2009 1:35:47 PM
Creepy Snuggie O Day (salon) Odious. Imagine if every time somebody lost out in a bid for a contract, that entity got paid anyway. The money will come out of toll revenues generated on the tollway in these counties: Denton County.....- 8/16/2009 1:32:52 PM
So Much for Real Health Reform- Obama Fixing to Drop *Public Option* (salon) Odious. Imagine if every time somebody lost out in a bid for a contract, that entity got paid anyway. The money will come out of toll revenues generated on the tollway in these counties: Denton County.....- 8/16/2009 1:27:51 PM
Freedom of Speech in Texas High School? Only It if's On a BUTTON and not a T-Shirt (salon) FW Star-Telegram about Paul "Pete" Palmer and his John Edwards t-shirt.As a side note, I have a John Kerry/John Edwrads t-shirt that I customized that I really like BECAUSE of the way I cust.....- 8/16/2009 1:24:26 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 16 2009 (salon) Yeah. Etextbooks. But without DRM please. So, Congress not really getting a summer vacay.  Wah! But they don't, um, take vacay at all during the year? I'll bet they get more perks and vacay than,.....- 8/16/2009 1:15:33 PM
It's Hip to be Round (humanbeing) From the NY Times:“If we had a slob in the White House, all the hipsters would turn into some walking Chippendales calendar,” Mr. Peres said.  www.nytimes.com/2009/08/13/fashion/.....- 8/15/2009 10:38:57 PM
The gloves come off early in the Texas Democratic Party U.S. Senate campaigns (pharper) I received this email and thought it would be interesting to post it, kind of a behind the scenes view of the politics here in Texas and why it has to change. I personally believe Lloyd should stick t.....- 8/15/2009 8:39:30 PM
*Defender of Jerusalem*-Need Any More Proof Rick Perry May Be Trying to Suck Up HIs Way to President? (salon) Please. Not. Had to laugh when i read that this big donor made up the award. But this is even funnierIt might seem odd that it's going to Perry, who has said little on Israel in his career, though wha.....- 8/15/2009 2:25:01 PM
Raped at the Marriott Hotel by a Transient that the Security Guards Failed to Stop_YOUR FAULT, SISTER! (salon) Ugh. Let me cross the Marriott Hotel off my list of places to ever stay. It's bad enough that they're not admitting fault over what is clearly their issue but this is over the top....The hotel also su.....- 8/15/2009 2:15:50 PM
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