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Movie Watch- Babette's Feast (salon) a Danish film. I absolutely loved this movie, but being on a diet found that I wanted to run into the kitchen and stuff my face. HAD TO RESIST. But the movie was utterly charming-about a town where 2 .....- 5/14/2009 6:50:02 PM
Hon C C Cooke -Senior 18th District Court Personal Financial Statement (Somervell) (salon) a Danish film. I absolutely loved this movie, but being on a diet found that I wanted to run into the kitchen and stuff my face. HAD TO RESIST. But the movie was utterly charming-about a town where 2 .....- 5/14/2009 6:35:20 PM
John Neill-Judge 18th District Court Personal Financial Statement for 2008 - (Somervell) (salon) a Danish film. I absolutely loved this movie, but being on a diet found that I wanted to run into the kitchen and stuff my face. HAD TO RESIST. But the movie was utterly charming-about a town where 2 .....- 5/14/2009 6:31:50 PM
Judge Dennis Wayne Bridewell's Personal Financial Statement for 2008- 249th Judicial District (Somervell) (salon) a Danish film. I absolutely loved this movie, but being on a diet found that I wanted to run into the kitchen and stuff my face. HAD TO RESIST. But the movie was utterly charming-about a town where 2 .....- 5/14/2009 6:28:51 PM
On Auto Manufacturers, Tax Dollars and Import Tariffs (pstern) It's a depression, damn it, NOT a recession!  Auto Manufacturers and Congress Need to Get Aggressive First off, Americans should boycott Chrysler.  The leaders of that corporation .....- 5/14/2009 5:32:56 PM
Somervell County Special Session Agenda for Monday, May 18 2009 (salon) It's a depression, damn it, NOT a recession!  Auto Manufacturers and Congress Need to Get Aggressive First off, Americans should boycott Chrysler.  The leaders of that corporation .....- 5/14/2009 5:15:54 PM
Obama Continues to Solidify His Role as Bush's Clone- Refuses NOW to Release Torture and Abuse Photos (salon) so much for transparency, huh? The Administration also ignores that enemies already have sufficient photos for recruiting. What they also have is the argument that we are a nation of hypocrites who en.....- 5/14/2009 9:52:01 AM
Finnish Nuclear Watchdog Raises Safety Concerns about the EPR (European Pressurized REactor) (salon) So... the nuclear power plant site at Olkiluoto (Finland) is 50 percent OVER the original budgeted price of 4 BILLION dollars to construct it. And now the sTUK, the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safet.....- 5/14/2009 9:24:47 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for May 14 2009 (salon) Carrie Prejean-yeah, my nudie pics aren't really NUDIE pics. heh.How do DRM-free Kindle books work? Amazon not telling but meantime the Text-to-Speech feature is going away.What about the *Good News C.....- 5/14/2009 9:50:46 AM
Kindle Idiot Alerts- Rush Now and Pay for Free Blogs! (salon) Not that I favored Kindle up to this point anyway, but heck, they sure do like to try to charge for stuff you CAN GET FREE!!! Reminds me when I went to a nice hotel in San Francisco last year and afte.....- 5/13/2009 7:18:56 PM
Nuclear Power Plant News O Day-May 13 2009 (salon) I see that now the attempt to charge electric ratepayers for the cost of building a nuclear power plant is called "Nuclear Cost Recovery Fee" or "nuclear advance fee". I'll just be.....- 5/13/2009 6:23:03 PM
I played with toy guns when I was a kid (salon) I read something like this and it shows me how much the world has changed.  When I was a kid, we had cap guns with those long strings of caps that you could also take a hammer to on your driveway.....- 5/13/2009 5:58:15 PM
Couple of Interesting Items from the Glen Rose Reporter Newspaper for May 13 2009 (salon) because that's MY newspaper I subscribe to. I see that the Barnard Mills Art League is going to have a drawing workshop with Richard Harvey on May 23-24. I want to find out about that, sounds pretty c.....- 5/13/2009 5:50:20 PM
Minutes from the City of Glen Rose Council Meeting on May 11 2009 (salon) because that's MY newspaper I subscribe to. I see that the Barnard Mills Art League is going to have a drawing workshop with Richard Harvey on May 23-24. I want to find out about that, sounds pretty c.....- 5/13/2009 5:18:54 PM
Understanding the 4b Action re: Oakdale and Bonds that Took Place at City of Glen Rose on May 11 2009 (salon) because that's MY newspaper I subscribe to. I see that the Barnard Mills Art League is going to have a drawing workshop with Richard Harvey on May 23-24. I want to find out about that, sounds pretty c.....- 5/13/2009 5:16:35 PM
Heard a Really Good Discussion of the History of the Nuclear Power Age- AUDIO/PODCAST from Think (salon) because that's MY newspaper I subscribe to. I see that the Barnard Mills Art League is going to have a drawing workshop with Richard Harvey on May 23-24. I want to find out about that, sounds pretty c.....- 5/13/2009 2:15:34 PM
Vegas-Sorry It Dropped The *We're Sleazy and We're For Sin* Angle (salon) because that's MY newspaper I subscribe to. I see that the Barnard Mills Art League is going to have a drawing workshop with Richard Harvey on May 23-24. I want to find out about that, sounds pretty c.....- 5/13/2009 1:59:02 PM
NAIS Penalizes Small Farmers-Even the USDA's Own Report Says so (salon) because that's MY newspaper I subscribe to. I see that the Barnard Mills Art League is going to have a drawing workshop with Richard Harvey on May 23-24. I want to find out about that, sounds pretty c.....- 5/13/2009 12:54:10 PM
RNC Does a *Nanny Nanny Boo-Boo*- Name Calling the Democrats (salon) heh. this made me laugh. How juvenile. It's like grade school when one kid decides he will call another kid a retard or four eyes.Grow up, RNC! Even Michael Steele thinks what you want to do is a joke.....- 5/13/2009 12:10:39 PM
Very Nice Article about Sid Miller (Tx House Dist 59) and his Successful Fight Against Cancer (salon) heh. this made me laugh. How juvenile. It's like grade school when one kid decides he will call another kid a retard or four eyes.Grow up, RNC! Even Michael Steele thinks what you want to do is a joke.....- 5/13/2009 12:08:41 PM
What do we do with the Unemployed? (pstern) My brief commentary below is printed in the Baltimore Chronicle as a Letter to the Editor::http://www.baltimorechronicle.com/2009/010509Letters.shtml What do we do with the Unemployed?  It's.....- 5/13/2009 10:19:12 AM
Thinking about Nursing Homes Today-Read about a Woman Who was Raped in a Nursing Home (Chicago) (salon) in Chicago. Pretty disgusting story. Here you have a 69 year old woman in a nursing home, a young man who not only showed the staff that he was sexually frustrated but nobody apparently did a check of.....- 5/13/2009 9:41:38 AM
Sewing a Quilt This Week (Well, Really Longer than a week) (salon) My mother doesn't know and I don't think she reads this blog (IF YOU DO, MOM, STOP READING THIS ENTRY RIGHT NOW).In all of my recently deceased father's belongings, there were a LOT of clothes. Most o.....- 5/13/2009 9:29:34 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for May 13 2009 (salon) I just LOVE this picture from Panhandle Truth Squad. There's just something very joyful that comes through in his expression.New Fake Bible (the American Patriot's Bible) that is so full of innacuraci.....- 5/13/2009 8:59:43 AM
Movie Watch- The 400 Blows (Les Quatre Cents Coups) (salon) Really delightful movie-for me, it captured the realism, without phony tugging-at-heartstrings, of a child's life when conditions in the family or school aren't ideal. There was no attempt in the movi.....- 5/13/2009 8:45:29 AM
Video-Remix Culture versus the DMCA-What If YOu Want To Use LEGAL Fair Use? (salon) Really delightful movie-for me, it captured the realism, without phony tugging-at-heartstrings, of a child's life when conditions in the family or school aren't ideal. There was no attempt in the movi.....- 5/12/2009 7:09:40 PM
Couple more blogs that mention trips to Glen Rose (salon) Really delightful movie-for me, it captured the realism, without phony tugging-at-heartstrings, of a child's life when conditions in the family or school aren't ideal. There was no attempt in the movi.....- 5/12/2009 5:19:53 PM
Article from Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) re: Challengers (salon) Really delightful movie-for me, it captured the realism, without phony tugging-at-heartstrings, of a child's life when conditions in the family or school aren't ideal. There was no attempt in the movi.....- 5/12/2009 4:20:14 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for May 12 2009 (salon) Oops. Turns out the deep south has moe sinfulness per capita than, say, Vegas! I sure don't understand this. a teen got stopped by the cops and video-taped the cop stopping him. Teen was then arrested.....- 5/12/2009 4:01:05 PM
Audio and Selected Vid Clips from City of Glen Rose (TX) City Council Meeting for May 11 2009 (salon) MP3 Part 1    MP3 Part 2 - best to right click and download to your computer for a listen.Here was the meeting agenda.Motorcycle Safety Month-Poem ReadCool! Texas Parks and Wildlife Pad.....- 5/12/2009 9:36:18 AM
On Audio Files Put on Somervell County government Website for Citizen Access Part 2 (salon) Here's the first part of where I have written about it.  Yesterday, I went to the City of Glen Rose meeting, which I will post later on today in audio and a vid clip or two, but I didn't go .....- 5/12/2009 9:04:19 AM
Texas Lawmakers Fail to Resolve Public Education --- AGAIN! (pstern) What a surprise! There always is an excuse for not fixing public education and intelligently financing it. Every 2 years when legislators meet there is another excuse. After the decade-long .....- 5/12/2009 8:34:10 AM
Windstream! Ya Listening? (salon) What a surprise! There always is an excuse for not fixing public education and intelligently financing it. Every 2 years when legislators meet there is another excuse. After the decade-long .....- 5/11/2009 11:48:47 PM
Greece Doesn't LIKE Google's Street View (salon) What a surprise! There always is an excuse for not fixing public education and intelligently financing it. Every 2 years when legislators meet there is another excuse. After the decade-long .....- 5/11/2009 11:36:33 PM
Goodbye to a Blog (salon) I only read this blog West and Clear occasionally but I particularly liked his references to John Graves in his final postingGraves once wrote that a whole river is too much to comprehend, but you can.....- 5/11/2009 11:30:37 PM
Walter Maynard contributed to Mike Ford's campaign (pharper) According to campaign finance reports for Mike Ford when he was running for County Commissioner, Somervell County Judge Walter Maynard donated to Mike Ford's campaign. Walter Maynard, a Demo.....- 5/11/2009 8:02:16 PM
House and Senate Sell-Out Roadways and Texans (pstern) The following release with permission to Peter Stern from TURF and Terri Hall...IMMEDIATE RELEASEContacts: Terri Hall, Founder/Director, Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom (TURF), (210) 275-0640EMA.....- 5/11/2009 5:50:14 PM
How Much Does It Really Cost to Take an Ambulance Flight to a Hospital?????? (salon) Heard that someone who has been ill here was told that it would cost him 20 THOUSAND dollars to get a helicopter ambulance flight to the hospital.. .so he took a vehicle ambulance. Could that possibly.....- 5/11/2009 11:57:39 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for May 11 2009 (salon) Raining and drizzyly outside. I don't feel like going anywhere. I'm going to go later and get the audio from the Commissh meeting this morning-we stayed up late last night and watched the movie ".....- 5/11/2009 11:16:23 AM
Proposed U.S. Mid-East Policy: 'Let Live or Let Die' (pstern) It's time to change our Mid-East policy.  During the past decade U.S. taxpayers have been forced to spend TRILLION$ for overseas military and business ventures and most of us have littl.....- 5/11/2009 8:50:44 AM
Dang! Nuclear Power is EXPENSIVE!!!! Some plants put on hold because of the cost (salon) fromthe Kentuckian Courier JournalAnd don't lose sight of this. AmerenUE tried to get Missouri to change its laws to charge consumers BEFORE THE PLANTS WERE BUILT.Utilities say allowing them to charge.....- 5/10/2009 12:27:16 PM
So... O&G Drillers Unhappy that They Might Lose Their TAX BREAK! (salon) Wah! From the FW Star-TelegramThe tax breaks were initiated "because of the high risk of drilling oil and gas wells," Thompson said. "You could sink a substantial amount of money in the.....- 5/10/2009 12:21:17 PM
Happy Mother's Day to all the Mothers! (salon) Wah! From the FW Star-TelegramThe tax breaks were initiated "because of the high risk of drilling oil and gas wells," Thompson said. "You could sink a substantial amount of money in the.....- 5/10/2009 10:53:59 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for May 10 2009 (salon) Day one of waiting to see if I break out into overall poison ivy from clearinng out the trees towards the road yesterday. The trees had been there for three years-too heavy to move in the first year b.....- 5/10/2009 11:35:34 AM
Update on SB 469, the bill providing Disabled Veterans with Property Tax Exemptions (pstern) On May 4th SB 469 left the House Committee.  There are 2 more steps remaining for this important bill to become law.  The first step is for the bill to be placed on the agenda for a House fl.....- 5/10/2009 9:58:44 AM
Glen Rose City and School Board Election Results May 9 2009 (salon) On May 4th SB 469 left the House Committee.  There are 2 more steps remaining for this important bill to become law.  The first step is for the bill to be placed on the agenda for a House fl.....- 5/9/2009 9:21:01 PM
Class Warfare -Toll Roads and EReaders -Am I Now A Luddite? (salon) I have been thinking this morning about ereaders and wrote about them here. I want to say one more thing from a general overall standpoint. I have long believed that private partnership toll roads tha.....- 5/9/2009 11:27:14 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for May 9 2009 (salon) Voting Day. Did you vote in local elections? I went down to city hall and voted for school board elections. About 30 people have voted today, don't know the early SB vote. I don't live in the city so .....- 5/9/2009 11:08:17 AM
Movie Watch- Hero with Jet Li (salon) Wow! I love Jet Li movies. In fact, I love the genre of movies that is like Crouching Tiger, House of Flying Daggers, that Crysanthumum movie. This was visually stunning but I didn't understand the en.....- 5/9/2009 9:18:54 AM
Which e-reader would you get? And why? What about libraries? (salon) I continue to want to get an e-reader but I don't want anything associated with Amazon. Are these reviews still valid? The plastic logic reader sounds interesting but how sturdy might it be?Here's wha.....- 5/9/2009 9:05:23 AM
Oh, Brother. Waste Control in Andrews County (TX) Wants Taxpayers To Pay for their Radioactive Waste Dump (salon) I truly don't get it, although it reminds me of the morons in Arlington that are happy to pay for other people's private businesses, like the Cowboys stadium. But, as Texas Observer says, this takes a.....- 5/8/2009 4:58:14 PM
That Thunderstorm on Saturday? (May 2 2009?) Caused Damage to Comanche Peak (salon) Star-TelegramThe Comanche Peak nuclear power plant has significantly curtailed generation at one of its two units in recent days as a result of damage wrought by a thunderstorm Saturday.It represents .....- 5/8/2009 2:07:46 PM
Hah! Where's Van Taylor Now? Still in West, Texas? Nope.. He Moved to Plano (salon) Van *Trust Fund Baby* Taylor moved, as we all know here in Congressional District 17, to West a few years back JUST SO that he could challenge Chet Edwards for the House seat. He lived in the same rac.....- 5/8/2009 12:28:56 PM
Tom Vilsack, NAIS and the Listening Tour in Iowa (salon) from amishnetwork.orgSecretary Vilsack opened by explaining that he was getting pressure from Congress, which is considering, apparently, cutting off the funding for NAIS unless the livestock industry.....- 5/8/2009 12:12:53 PM
Kip Averitt (Texas SD 22) and CHIPS Expansion (salon) from the Montgomery Co TX paperFamilies earning up to 300 percent of the national poverty level would be eligible to buy health coverage for their children through the Children’s Health Insuranc.....- 5/8/2009 11:48:22 AM
Sid Miller (Tx House District 59) Votes for Pre-K Full Day Kindergarten Funding (salon) from the Montgomery Co TX paperFamilies earning up to 300 percent of the national poverty level would be eligible to buy health coverage for their children through the Children’s Health Insuranc.....- 5/8/2009 11:45:07 AM
Comanche Peak Is NOT ON SHORTLIST for DOE Funding- Luminant Crying In Its Beer (salon) The FW Star-Telegram article says that EFH Young has said that if they didn't get funding (ie, TAX-PAYER FUNDED CORPORATE WELFARE LOANS) they woudln't have the money themselves to build the reactors.T.....- 5/8/2009 11:41:22 AM
More Ruminations for the Easily Amused for Friday May 8 2009 (salon) because there's a lot of interesting stuff today. I have to get out and fix the baby chicken house and then move out the ducks after I make sure there are no holes or cracks that critters or snakes ca.....- 5/8/2009 12:08:25 PM
Minutes from the 4b Tax Committee Meeting City of Glen Rose May 4- (Water Park/Oakdale Meeting) (salon) because there's a lot of interesting stuff today. I have to get out and fix the baby chicken house and then move out the ducks after I make sure there are no holes or cracks that critters or snakes ca.....- 5/8/2009 10:42:02 AM
Is it Okay to be a Monopoly if You're a *Natural* Monopoly (Google) (salon) and what if you aren't?As James Stewart wrote in The Wall Street Journal this week: "Google's continued gains in market share bear out my contention that Google is that rare breed: the natural mo.....- 5/8/2009 10:31:01 AM
City of Glen Rose City Council Meeting Agenda for May 11 2009-5:30 pm (salon) and what if you aren't?As James Stewart wrote in The Wall Street Journal this week: "Google's continued gains in market share bear out my contention that Google is that rare breed: the natural mo.....- 5/8/2009 10:26:42 AM
AS IF Newspapers Were Holding Officials to Gathered Facts (salon) The other day I wrote about David Simon's comments to Congress on the Future of Journalism. The particular facet I was considering was his blithe blow-off comments about bloggers and the assumption th.....- 5/8/2009 10:09:31 AM
Somervell County Commissioners Court Agenda for Monday May 11 2009 (salon) The other day I wrote about David Simon's comments to Congress on the Future of Journalism. The particular facet I was considering was his blithe blow-off comments about bloggers and the assumption th.....- 5/8/2009 9:24:41 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for May 8 2009 (salon) MetaphoricalWhere have you gone, Joe Dimaggio? A Nation Turns Its Lonely Eyes To You.PSYCH!!!! Taxpayers Bailing Out GM.. but GM's going to take its jobs overseas. That's what I like-Paying for Somebo.....- 5/8/2009 9:22:35 AM
Idiotic Video O Day-MPAA Shows Congress How To Do a *Fair Use* Clip (salon) This is breathtakingly stupid. But especially so for people that know how to make video or audio clips. Before you watch this, let me simply say how easy it is for me to use a product like WMRecorder .....- 5/8/2009 8:42:09 AM
Non-Military Options Tabling for Youth at Schools (salon) This is breathtakingly stupid. But especially so for people that know how to make video or audio clips. Before you watch this, let me simply say how easy it is for me to use a product like WMRecorder .....- 5/7/2009 8:04:14 PM
Journalism and Civic-Minded Gadflies (salon) I liked this article from Gawker- because of course, David Simon is wrong.Simon told the Senate Commerce Committee today bloggers don't go to city council meetings, or know what the hell is going on i.....- 5/7/2009 7:50:53 PM
Dear President Obama: I have a policy question... (pstern) ..Dear President Obama:  I have a policy question...  Banks and Financial Businesses Need MORE Money? I for one American am getting really sick of paying more tax dollars to these .....- 5/7/2009 5:13:24 PM
Sid Miller (Tx House Dist 59) Personal Financial Statement for 08 (salon) PDF  (Thank you, Lisa of the Texas Ethics Commission!) Here's his personal financial statement from last year. Update: Interesting parts from the 2008 statement.Stocks he owns- Bank of America-le.....- 5/7/2009 4:33:23 PM
Mike Ford and the Roger E Marks Foundation -on the board (Glen Rose) (salon) I mentioned the other day that I noticed that, about a month ago, the registered agent for the Roger E Marks Foundation was changed from Mike Ford, who listed himself as Executive Director to M Sheldo.....- 5/7/2009 2:42:06 PM
BACA -Bikers Against Child Abuse -Raised Money-Includes Riders from Somervell County (salon) I mentioned the other day that I noticed that, about a month ago, the registered agent for the Roger E Marks Foundation was changed from Mike Ford, who listed himself as Executive Director to M Sheldo.....- 5/7/2009 1:44:02 PM
I Was Curious ABout How much the Promethean Boards Cost- Glen Rose ISD (salon) I mentioned the other day that I noticed that, about a month ago, the registered agent for the Roger E Marks Foundation was changed from Mike Ford, who listed himself as Executive Director to M Sheldo.....- 5/7/2009 1:40:28 PM
Movie Watch-Shampoo with Warren Beatty (salon) I never watched it and thought it might be some good entertainment, even though it's, like, 30 years old, before Beatty had to trowel on the makeup and hope he never sweats. And before he actually dec.....- 5/7/2009 1:35:58 PM
Nuclear Power Plant News and Notes for May 7 2009 (salon) Oyster Creek was shut down for a WEEK for a transformer failure.The plant's reactor was manually shut down on April 25 when a 30-year-old transformer failed. The transformer had been brought in from a.....- 5/7/2009 1:17:58 PM
Having a Bigot to be Miss California USA -Fine and Dandy! A Nudie Pic Bigot-Not Okay (salon) PharyngulaP.S. TMZ uncovered divorce records between her parents that may explain why Prejean is so homophobicAlso in the docs -- a handwritten letter from Carrie's older sister, in which she recounts.....- 5/7/2009 12:53:23 PM
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