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Speaking of Richard Scrushy and HealthSouth- Finance Officer Gets 3 Months Jail Time for Fraud (salon) Tadd McVay has been ordered into federal prison for his part in falsifying company records to shmooze Wall Street.McVay was hired by Scrushy. McVay has said he was promoted to chief financial officer .....- 7/1/2009 6:55:48 PM
Doing NOTHING today-it's hot (salon) Morning brought some more keets, ducklings and chicks; this time I got some lavendar and pied keets, so they will grow up to be some interesting guineas. I have them separated from the chicksn and duc.....- 7/1/2009 5:20:09 PM
Open Letter to Texas Legislators: (pstern) Please... No Toll Road Agendas During Special Session  Dear Lawmakers, Please do NOT approve the toll road agenda during the Special Session. The majority of your constituents do N.....- 7/1/2009 8:45:33 AM
THE SHOCK DOCTRINE (humanbeing) The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster CapitalismIn THE SHOCK DOCTRINE, Naomi Klein explodes the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically. Exposing the thinking, the money trai.....- 6/30/2009 7:18:30 PM
BLACKWATER (humanbeing) The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster CapitalismIn THE SHOCK DOCTRINE, Naomi Klein explodes the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically. Exposing the thinking, the money trai.....- 6/30/2009 6:52:59 PM
THE ARMY'S PRESCRIPTION (humanbeing) The Public RecordArmy's Prescription To Combat Soldier Suicides: ChristianityJason Leopold The Public RecordMonday, 11 May 2009 00:00By Jason LeopoldA recent edition of the U.S. Army's suicide prevent.....- 6/30/2009 6:35:15 PM
BETRAYING OUR PLANET BY PAUL KRUGMAN (humanbeing) "So the House passed the Waxman-Markey climate-change bill. In political terms, it was a remarkable achievement.But 212 representatives voted no. A handful of these no votes came from representat.....- 6/30/2009 6:00:10 PM
Al Franken FINALLY..... Wins... Going to Senate (salon) "So the House passed the Waxman-Markey climate-change bill. In political terms, it was a remarkable achievement.But 212 representatives voted no. A handful of these no votes came from representat.....- 6/30/2009 4:32:54 PM
Minutes from the 4B Tax Advisory Board Meeting for June 29 2009-Glen Rose (salon) "So the House passed the Waxman-Markey climate-change bill. In political terms, it was a remarkable achievement.But 212 representatives voted no. A handful of these no votes came from representat.....- 6/30/2009 4:10:28 PM
I Like This App-Tourist Remover for Photos (salon) Sometimes I do a panorama shot, which is essentially a bunch of shots that overlap each other and are then stitched together. The idea behind this, as described on Boing Boing, is that you take multip.....- 6/30/2009 12:21:45 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for June 30 2009 (salon) Puppy doing well-I made him a couple of chew toys from some collars from old shirts.Quick note about comments. If people keep it civil, I don't really care if we agree or not. But if you come to MY ho.....- 6/30/2009 11:13:46 AM
Toll Me Another Story! (pstern) "Toll" is just another dirty 4-letter word  Telling people not to use toll roads if they don't want to and then building them is almost like telling people not to breathe.....- 6/30/2009 9:56:57 AM
About that Lawsuit Against HealthSouth's Richard Scrushy (salon) I noticed an article from about the last week (Houston Chronicle) where shareholders that had been bilked due to CEO Richard Scrushy falsifying company earings (remind you of Enron????) want thei.....- 6/30/2009 10:11:56 AM
Crush the TTC and Toll Road Agendas at the Capitol (pstern) Wednesday starts the Special Interest Special Session  Reprinted by Peter Stern with permission from Terri Hall and TURF  PRESS ADVISORY.Contact: Hank Gilbert, Board Member, Texans.....- 6/30/2009 8:42:47 AM
BE A BIONEER. Visit http://www.bioneers.org/ (humanbeing) Wednesday starts the Special Interest Special Session  Reprinted by Peter Stern with permission from Terri Hall and TURF  PRESS ADVISORY.Contact: Hank Gilbert, Board Member, Texans.....- 6/29/2009 5:10:29 PM
100% Disabled Veterans May Apply for Their Total Residential Property Exemptions (pstern) Veterans can apply now!  Now that Texas Legislators approved the bill for total home property tax exemptions for 100% Disabled Veterans and Gov. Perry signed the bill into law, the Texa.....- 6/29/2009 4:16:20 PM
Waco Trib -Energy Also uses VAST AMOUNTS OF WATER-Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Glen Rose (salon) Referred to an article last week in the Waco Trib in which the sheer volume of water that the Brazos River Authority wants to use was discussed, for the 2 proposed nuclear reactors in Somervell County.....- 6/29/2009 3:34:40 PM
Don't Forget- Comanche Peak Safety Ratings Meeting Tomorrow (June 30) at 6 pm (salon) Referred to an article last week in the Waco Trib in which the sheer volume of water that the Brazos River Authority wants to use was discussed, for the 2 proposed nuclear reactors in Somervell County.....- 6/29/2009 3:25:33 PM
More on Guardianship Abuse in America (Glen Rose) (salon) I wrote yesterday about Susan Mclendon's battle in the courts to get permanent guardianship of her son Luke Humphrey (or, at the very least, something beyond the highly restrictive visitation rules th.....- 6/29/2009 1:53:16 PM
4th of July Cartoons (salon) from Cagle.msn.comSee Cartoons by Cartoon by Daryl Cagle - Courtesy of Politicalcartoons.com - Email this CartoonSee Cartoons by Cartoon by Jim Day - Courtesy of Politicalcartoons.com - Email this Car.....- 6/29/2009 11:36:39 AM
Do You Chew? Your Terbaccy Habit Funding Doctors in Texas (salon) from Cagle.msn.comSee Cartoons by Cartoon by Daryl Cagle - Courtesy of Politicalcartoons.com - Email this CartoonSee Cartoons by Cartoon by Jim Day - Courtesy of Politicalcartoons.com - Email this Car.....- 6/29/2009 11:20:19 AM
If a Student videotapes an unruly classroom, should She Be Suspended? (salon) From Bay Area TimesGary Swanson said he could not discuss the suspension. He disputed Moore's claims, saying students received "appropriate consequences." Student Services Director Margot To.....- 6/29/2009 11:12:45 AM
Video-Using Twitter in the Classroom (At UTD Dallas) (salon) From Bay Area TimesGary Swanson said he could not discuss the suspension. He disputed Moore's claims, saying students received "appropriate consequences." Student Services Director Margot To.....- 6/29/2009 10:46:38 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for June 29 2009 (salon) My GD continues to decline while the puppy grows in size (I think he's almost doubled what he was a week ago). I've been debating getting the vet out to the house to put GD to sleep, but you know, he'.....- 6/29/2009 10:36:27 AM
When is a Governor NOT a Governor? When the Governor is Rick Perry (pstern) Texas Governor Rick Perry has a long history of wasting taxpayer dollars while catering to his wealthy special interest campaign contributors.  Perry has called for another on.....- 6/28/2009 8:03:37 PM
Did Billy Mays Die Because He was Hit in the Head While ON a plane (salon) Texas Governor Rick Perry has a long history of wasting taxpayer dollars while catering to his wealthy special interest campaign contributors.  Perry has called for another on.....- 6/28/2009 6:19:14 PM
Video-Great Michael Jackson Mashup (salon) Texas Governor Rick Perry has a long history of wasting taxpayer dollars while catering to his wealthy special interest campaign contributors.  Perry has called for another on.....- 6/28/2009 6:14:31 PM
Time for Politicians To Quit Shoving Their Supposed Family Values In Our Faces (salon) from Post Gazette's Don't Cry for Him ArgentinaI can't help wondering if his naked swan dive might, at long last, drive home an overdue lesson for the American political system: Our political leaders .....- 6/28/2009 5:53:28 PM
Suicide: A Painful National And Local Community Issue (pstern) Veterans are hit hardest.The media tells us little regarding suicide unless it occurs to a famous individual.The truth is that suicides occur all too frequently within our society. There has been an i.....- 6/28/2009 3:10:20 PM
The Incredibly Sad Tale of Susan Mclendon and Luke Humphrey Or How Does One Lose Visitation? (salon) How does someone go from being sole managing conservator, raising a boy from infancy, to losing guardianship when that now-young-man is disabled? And then finally having one's visitation severely rest.....- 6/28/2009 5:11:26 PM
Video-About Luke Humphrey-Susan Mclendon's Story Part 7 (Glen Rose Nursing Home) (salon) How does someone go from being sole managing conservator, raising a boy from infancy, to losing guardianship when that now-young-man is disabled? And then finally having one's visitation severely rest.....- 6/27/2009 10:09:04 PM
WSJ has an article on Why Sunday Schools are Closing (salon) So I have to tell a quick story about one of my own sunday school teachers, can't remember which church. I suppose we must have been a rambunctious group of little girls, so this teacher would start e.....- 6/27/2009 9:53:56 PM
Video-About Luke Humphrey-Susan Mclendon's Story Part 6 (Glen Rose Nursing Home) (salon) So I have to tell a quick story about one of my own sunday school teachers, can't remember which church. I suppose we must have been a rambunctious group of little girls, so this teacher would start e.....- 6/27/2009 10:03:13 PM
Ooops! Earthquake number SIX hits Cleburne (Johnson Co) TX (salon) from Star-TelegramCleburne is working with a group of researchers from Southern Methodist University to investigate what is causing earthquakes in the area, which had not previously experienced them. .....- 6/27/2009 7:29:55 PM
Boo-Hoo! Bernie Madoff's Widow LOSES THE 80 MILL-Has to Hobble By on only 2.5 Million (salon) What does this say for swindlers and their wives? That the government can't bear to see anyone suffer. Oh, except for all the people losing THEIR HOMES and PENSIONS, etc because they invested with tha.....- 6/27/2009 4:11:13 PM
Video-About Luke Humphrey-Susan Mclendon's Story Part 5 (Glen Rose Nursing Home) (salon) What does this say for swindlers and their wives? That the government can't bear to see anyone suffer. Oh, except for all the people losing THEIR HOMES and PENSIONS, etc because they invested with tha.....- 6/27/2009 1:38:21 PM
For a Friday Night-This Site Makes Me Laugh (salon) What does this say for swindlers and their wives? That the government can't bear to see anyone suffer. Oh, except for all the people losing THEIR HOMES and PENSIONS, etc because they invested with tha.....- 6/27/2009 12:50:11 AM
Video-About Luke Humphrey-Susan Mclendon's Story Part 4 (Glen Rose Nursing Home) (salon) Part 1  here   Part 2 here   Part 3 hereWhen Ms Mclendon went to visit Luke, she found that he had been moved without her knowledge to another facility. And Luke was moved des.....- 6/27/2009 12:40:03 AM
Video-About Luke Humphrey-Susan Mclendon's Story Part 3 (Glen Rose Nursing Home) (salon) Part 1  here   Part 2 here   Part 3 hereWhen Ms Mclendon went to visit Luke, she found that he had been moved without her knowledge to another facility. And Luke was moved des.....- 6/26/2009 11:52:15 PM
Video-About Luke Humphrey-Susan Mclendon's Story Part 2 (Glen Rose Nursing Home) (salon) Part 1  here   Part 2 here   Part 3 hereWhen Ms Mclendon went to visit Luke, she found that he had been moved without her knowledge to another facility. And Luke was moved des.....- 6/26/2009 11:04:24 PM
Pretty Funny-Guy changes out his iphone icons for pics of himself (salon) Part 1  here   Part 2 here   Part 3 hereWhen Ms Mclendon went to visit Luke, she found that he had been moved without her knowledge to another facility. And Luke was moved des.....- 6/26/2009 9:05:33 PM
Chet Edwards (Us House Dist 17) Votes with Republicans Against Energy Bill (Cap and Trade) (salon) Democratic Texas Congressman Chet Edwards crossed party lines to vote against the bill. “I voted against the energy cap and trade bill, because I am concerned it could increase gasoline and util.....- 6/26/2009 8:03:14 PM
July 4th Has a Vivid Memory (pstern) The Freedom We Won is Still the Freedom We Must Continue to Fight For -->July 4th 1776 is the victorious celebration of the American Revolution, when the King of England's oppressive rule was overthro.....- 6/26/2009 5:21:16 PM
Another Special Session, Another Special Interest Power-Play (pstern) To Texas Lawmakers: Please Vote "No" on Special Interest Pro Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) and Toll Road agendas  During the July 2009 Special Session please vote AGAINST Le.....- 6/26/2009 2:51:39 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for June 26, 2009 (salon) I quit watching Meet the Press some time ago and have never watched it with David Gregory as host. Looks like I'm in good company.Dan Froomkin's last column I think part of Obama's abiding popula.....- 6/26/2009 1:11:52 PM
This bill by Todd SMith Sounds like it was Targeting entities like Texas Association of Business (Sid Miller) (salon) I notice that Todd Smith tried to get some ethics reforms measures pushed through the Texas Lege but failed. The Senate didn't like the bill, but it did remind me of the whole TAB (Texas Association o.....- 6/26/2009 10:46:05 AM
Sunrise-Sunset- Tale of 2 Dogs (salon) Readers know I got a wonderful puppy the other day from the Somervell Animal Shelter -a gorgeous black 7 week old husky/lab mix male that is very very cute and on his way to being mess-trained. At the.....- 6/26/2009 10:39:52 AM
Chet Edwards Supports Free Pollution Allowances for Luminant/Energy Futures Holding Coal Plants (salon) from Dallas Morning NewsHouse Democrats amended climate-change legislation this week to shield Dallas-based Luminant from what could have been $500 million in costs related to controlling pollution fr.....- 6/26/2009 10:41:52 AM
Agenda for Special Session of Somervell County Commissioners Court June 29 2009 (salon) from Dallas Morning NewsHouse Democrats amended climate-change legislation this week to shield Dallas-based Luminant from what could have been $500 million in costs related to controlling pollution fr.....- 6/26/2009 9:46:53 AM
Goodbye Michael Jackson (salon) from Dallas Morning NewsHouse Democrats amended climate-change legislation this week to shield Dallas-based Luminant from what could have been $500 million in costs related to controlling pollution fr.....- 6/26/2009 6:26:33 AM
Where is the Children's Wilderness? (salon) I really like this editorial from NY Review of BooksBut the Wilderness of Childhood, as any kid could attest who grew up, like my father, on the streets of Flatbush in the Forties, had nothing to do w.....- 6/25/2009 6:22:30 PM
How Much in Texas Did GRISD (Glen Rose ISD) Get from Luminant in 2008? (salon) From DMNThe Glen Rose Independent School District, which encompasses Luminant's Comanche Peak nuclear plant, collected $23.2 million in taxes from the company in 2008. That's nearly twice as much as t.....- 6/25/2009 5:40:32 PM
Few Notes from the Glen Rose Reporter Newspaper for week of June 24 2009 (salon) because I read it!I see that TCEQ is going to have another meeting about Chalk Mountain and the Tommy Davis/Slick Machines rock crushing permit. This one will be at the Expo Center on July 16.  (.....- 6/25/2009 5:18:56 PM
Video- Where is Jana Mann Witt? Mother S Banks Speaks about Her Missing Daughter (Glen Rose) (salon) because I read it!I see that TCEQ is going to have another meeting about Chalk Mountain and the Tommy Davis/Slick Machines rock crushing permit. This one will be at the Expo Center on July 16.  (.....- 6/25/2009 5:03:43 PM
Video- About Luke Humphrey-Susan Mclendon's Story Part 1 (at Glen Rose Nursing Home) (salon) This is the beginning of telling the story, from Ms Mclendon's perspective, of her struggle that continues in the courts to be able to, at the very least, visit her son in a nursng home and at the mos.....- 6/25/2009 10:44:32 PM
Agenda for 4B Tax Board Meeting (Glen Rose) for June 29 2009 (salon) This is the beginning of telling the story, from Ms Mclendon's perspective, of her struggle that continues in the courts to be able to, at the very least, visit her son in a nursng home and at the mos.....- 6/25/2009 2:24:37 PM
NAIS -What's even the POINT of more Listening Sessions? (salon) From cattlenetwork about the Nebraska *Listening* SessionIt can be stated with complete certainty that such a meeting will not magically unearth any of the solutions which are supposedly being so.....- 6/25/2009 2:16:43 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for June 25 2009 (salon) Another HOT day! Puppy is doing great-he's a smart dog and is accepting a little kennel for his bed at night; still has a few accidents but they're on a painted concrete floor that's easily washable. .....- 6/25/2009 2:10:02 PM
Agenda for CPAC Meeting (City of Glen Rose) for June 30 2009 (salon) Another HOT day! Puppy is doing great-he's a smart dog and is accepting a little kennel for his bed at night; still has a few accidents but they're on a painted concrete floor that's easily washable. .....- 6/25/2009 1:37:38 PM
The Oppre$$ive Texa$ Electric Indu$try: 'Phony-Baloney' Lawmaker$ Feigning Outrage? (pstern)  Better late than never?  In December, 2008 Sen. Troy Fraser and Rep. Patrick Rose jointly wrote a release of their "outrage" with Pedernales Electric Cooperative, t.....- 6/25/2009 8:47:51 AM
Institutions-Similar to Luke- Hospital Settings? (salon) A reader, ionatex,  sent this in re: the disabled being put institutionalized  by probate judge. In support of Luke's maternal family, here is our situation - which is very similar. Our.....- 6/24/2009 9:49:16 PM
Deep in the Heart of Texas: a political opportunity (pstern)  Texans can better their lives in 2010  Governor Rick Perry is up for reelection.The incumbent governor does NOT deserve another term in office.  There are so many reasons Texans s.....- 6/24/2009 7:54:59 AM
Declaration of Disaster (Wildfires Threat) for Somervell County June 23 2009 (salon)  Texans can better their lives in 2010  Governor Rick Perry is up for reelection.The incumbent governor does NOT deserve another term in office.  There are so many reasons Texans s.....- 6/23/2009 7:32:24 PM
Selected Video from Glen Rose ISD School Board Meeting June 2009 (salon)  Texans can better their lives in 2010  Governor Rick Perry is up for reelection.The incumbent governor does NOT deserve another term in office.  There are so many reasons Texans s.....- 6/23/2009 7:31:01 PM
About the BRA (Brazos River Authority) Selling Luminant Water for Comanche Peak Proposed Nuclear Reactors (salon) From the Waco TribuneThe thing that concerns me is that if you look at the whole plan, the state is radically short of water in the long run,” he said. “Nobody has said, here’s what .....- 6/23/2009 3:11:27 PM
Oakdale Park (Glen Rose) and Property Tax Value (salon) sent in by an interested readerOAKDALE PARK, INC.OFFICERSALTON MAYGENEVA MAYREGISTERED AGENTTHOMAS ALTON MAYPROPERTY OWNED BY OAKDALE PARK, INC.TAX DUEASSESSEDATVALUE6/23/2009OAKDALE PARK$720,000.00$1.....- 6/23/2009 12:57:44 PM
On Nursing Homes versus Home Care (salon) I'm going to be looking quite closely at the case materials surrounding Susan Mclendon and her son Luke Humphrey for awhile, including posting some documents and commenting. I plan to raise questions .....- 6/23/2009 11:19:11 AM
Audio from GRISD (Glen Rose ISD) School Board Meeting June 22 2009 (salon) Here's the link to the agenda. I missed the budget meeting, which looked well attended, and did go to the 7:00 regular meeting. I'll be putting up some selected video clips on a different post as I ge.....- 6/23/2009 1:58:24 PM
Perry vetoes bill to prohibit TxDOTs ad campaigns to sway public opinion in favor of tolling (pstern) Yet another reason to get rid of Texas Gov. Rick Perry Reprinted and provided by Peter Stern with permission from Terri Hall and TURF:  IMMEDIATE RELEASEContacts: Terri Hall, Founder/Di.....- 6/23/2009 9:14:11 AM
Open Letter To Pres. Obama, administration and Congress (pstern) To Pres. Obama, administration and Congress: I am writing articles demanding Americans contact the President and Congress.  I want them to demand a different approach to dealing with ou.....- 6/22/2009 6:54:16 PM
Favorite Quote about the New Texas State Dinosaur- June 2009 (salon) To Pres. Obama, administration and Congress: I am writing articles demanding Americans contact the President and Congress.  I want them to demand a different approach to dealing with ou.....- 6/22/2009 4:41:23 PM
FTC to Monitor Blogs for Those Who are On the Payola for Reviews (salon) Oldbridge alerted me to this one- I've talked about this a couple of times, such as here where bloggers were being bribed by big oil to tout industry on their blogs or  here (about polls)  T.....- 6/22/2009 4:06:27 PM
Larry Shaw of Glen Rose one of 5 candidates for interim city manager in League City (salon) From the Galveston Daily News • William Lawrence “Larry” Shaw Jr., who last worked as city manager of Duncanville from 1996 to 2001. He is retired and lives in Glen Rose, southwe.....- 6/22/2009 3:34:03 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for June 22 2009 (salon) Another HOT HOT day, in which I will attempt to spend time either in the car or the house. The GRISD school board meeting is tonight and they have a budget component at 5:30 pm before the regular meet.....- 6/22/2009 1:11:04 PM
Wonder How Many People Are Challenging Their Property Tax Increases This Month (Glen Rose) (salon) Another HOT HOT day, in which I will attempt to spend time either in the car or the house. The GRISD school board meeting is tonight and they have a budget component at 5:30 pm before the regular meet.....- 6/22/2009 8:16:28 AM
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