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House Dems say all uninsured will have health care (pstern) I'll believe it when I see and read all of it.  How will it be paid for?  How much will employers have to pay into it?  How much will it cost Americans to be covered?  Who will adm.....- 6/19/2009 9:53:41 PM
Agenda for Special Session for Somervell County Commissioners Court June 22 2009 (salon) I'll believe it when I see and read all of it.  How will it be paid for?  How much will employers have to pay into it?  How much will it cost Americans to be covered?  Who will adm.....- 6/19/2009 8:32:27 PM
One More Thing about the GRISD (Glen Rose ISD) Board Meeting notice in the June 17 2009 paper (salon) I saw it the other day in the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper.here's a scanNotice anything missing in the closed session. Like, um, a *B*? Heh. I presume that this was sent, as is, to the Glen Rose Repor.....- 6/19/2009 8:16:33 PM
Video and Docs from Susan McLendon's Attempted Visitation with Son at Glen Rose Nursing Home June 19 2009 (salon) I was invited by Susan Mclendon to accompany her to scheduled visitation time with her disabled son Luke Humphrey. I have written about Mr. Humphrey before, most recently with regard to a sheriff's lo.....- 6/19/2009 9:42:29 PM
FOOD.INC (humanbeing) I was invited by Susan Mclendon to accompany her to scheduled visitation time with her disabled son Luke Humphrey. I have written about Mr. Humphrey before, most recently with regard to a sheriff's lo.....- 6/18/2009 5:54:46 PM
Corrupt Texas Government Flourishes (pstern) Slime-Ball Perry Rides Again  Governor Rick Perry is scamming the people of Texas again. Perry's recent Press Release conveys the message that he signed an eminent domain bill HJR .....- 6/17/2009 9:14:31 PM
Twins Blog that has some Dinosaur Park Photos from Glen Rose (salon) Slime-Ball Perry Rides Again  Governor Rick Perry is scamming the people of Texas again. Perry's recent Press Release conveys the message that he signed an eminent domain bill HJR .....- 6/17/2009 5:44:06 PM
Two Reasons NOT TO GET TATTOOS (salon) Slime-Ball Perry Rides Again  Governor Rick Perry is scamming the people of Texas again. Perry's recent Press Release conveys the message that he signed an eminent domain bill HJR .....- 6/17/2009 5:34:23 PM
And... John Edwards? I Don't Give A Hoot What YOu Think about Poverty (salon) What kind of man did John Edwards turn out to be ? The kind who would cheat on his wife .... while she had cancer. And then try to make excuses about it, that at least he was screwing this woman while.....- 6/17/2009 5:32:59 PM
GOP Republican Family Values Claims SO OVER.. Another Cheating Hypocrite Bites the Dust (salon) This time it's John Ensign from Nevada. Meet Sen. John Ensign, a Republican senator from Nevada, and a sanctimonious blowhard with a staunch "family values" voting record who opposes abortio.....- 6/17/2009 5:03:14 PM
Video-ALJ Judges Tell NRC Staff Petitioner and Judges Get to See SUSA Info -Comanche Peak (salon) I pretty much loved this exchange-in 2 parts. You really do have to wonder why anyone in the world would allow a contention to be a moot point before even seeing the information in question. These are.....- 6/17/2009 3:42:55 PM
Few Notes from the Glen Rose Reporter Newspaper for June 17, 2009 (salon) because I subscribe to it.Wonderful article about Rod Hale in this issue. I particularly like the photo of him standing next to *Ruby's Oak". The article has an emphasis on his efforts to build a.....- 6/17/2009 2:39:58 PM
Video- Luminant Asks NRC ALJ Judges to Declare Contention 7 Moot (Comanche Peak) -But Petitioner Doesn't Have Access to Docs (salon) because I subscribe to it.Wonderful article about Rod Hale in this issue. I particularly like the photo of him standing next to *Ruby's Oak". The article has an emphasis on his efforts to build a.....- 6/17/2009 2:13:59 PM
Where is Jana Mann Witt? Missing Since 2005-Glen Rose (salon) While reading this week\'s Glen Rose Reporter newspaper, I saw an ad in the classified section that calls out for "Justice for Jana Mann" and has a local phone number to call 897-281.....- 6/17/2009 2:09:52 PM
GRISD (Glen Rose ISD) School Board Budget Meeting and Regular Meeting Coming up June 22 2009 (salon) Noticed in the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper the 2 items for agendas for Monday. The board is apparently going to discuss the 2009-2010 budget at 5:30 pm on Monday, June 22 and then the regular board m.....- 6/17/2009 1:45:25 PM
Reminder that the Friends of the Brazos River Commiteee Meeting is coming up this Saturday June 20 in the morning (salon) Noticed in the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper the 2 items for agendas for Monday. The board is apparently going to discuss the 2009-2010 budget at 5:30 pm on Monday, June 22 and then the regular board m.....- 6/17/2009 1:34:35 PM
NSA Still Reading American citizen's emails without a warrant (salon) Common DreamsSince April, when it was disclosed that the intercepts of some private communications of Americans went beyond legal limits in late 2008 and early 2009, several Congressional committees h.....- 6/17/2009 12:51:00 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for June 17 2009 (salon) I have a few clips of the NRC meeting last week I'm going to put up on Youtube, particularly about contention #7, and will also be posting the audio from the rest of Wednesday (I didn't attend Thursda.....- 6/17/2009 12:22:52 PM
The Flip Side of Anti-NAIS- Or Should You Be Able to Trace Where Your Food Came From? (salon) I noticed an interesting article on reading the source of food via barcode,  from New Scientist. Basically the article says that a growing number of people want to track food from farm to sh.....- 6/16/2009 9:07:58 PM
Poll: Where is the Dinosaur Capital of the World? (salon) I noticed an interesting article on reading the source of food via barcode,  from New Scientist. Basically the article says that a growing number of people want to track food from farm to sh.....- 6/16/2009 8:29:13 PM
Movie Watch: *Sweet Land*- Surprisingly Wonderful (salon) I noticed an interesting article on reading the source of food via barcode,  from New Scientist. Basically the article says that a growing number of people want to track food from farm to sh.....- 6/16/2009 8:07:14 PM
What About Money Set Aside to SHUT DOWN Nuclear Reactors (Like Luminant's Comanche Peak?) (salon) Interesting article from AP concerning a federal regulator's report coming out this week that says that 30 of 104 nuclear plants don't have money set aside to shut them down. Luminant says that, in Te.....- 6/16/2009 6:10:54 PM
Toll Road Mythology 101 (pstern) Toll gurus at it again... One of the many reasons why toll roads should be prohibited.  Reasons for toll hikes wind up being for the promises of building various roadways instead of a more p.....- 6/16/2009 5:50:36 PM
PEC stands for Public Extortion & Corruption (pstern) No matter how you spell it...PEC stands for Public Extortion & Corruption Dear Legislators: You promised Texans accountability of Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) and other ele.....- 6/16/2009 12:06:41 PM
Letter to the Editor re: Glen Rose Nuclear Power at Comanche Peak (salon) I noticed a blog entry letter to the DMN  that was basically asking why there should be any opposition to more reactors at Comanche Peak and saying that anyone opposed must be seeking t.....- 6/16/2009 10:19:47 AM
Audio from City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting June 8 2009 (salon) MP3 Right click to download to listen on your computer   (Incidentally, I don't say often enough how much I appreciate Mygnonne T and Judy N- when I can, as readers know, I record meetings a.....- 6/15/2009 5:29:15 PM
Nuclear Regulatory Commission To Discuss 2008 Performance Assessment for Comanche Peak on June 30 09 (salon) http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/news/2009/09-021.iv.htmlNRC NEWSU.S. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Office of Public Affairs, Region IV611 Ryan Plaza Drive, Suite 400, Arlington TX 76011w.....- 6/15/2009 5:17:27 PM
Small Rant about Household Appliances that you can no longer get parts for (salon) I have an Oster bread machine. Had it for a long time, probably years, and never used it because I was a little intimidated by it. Then, about 3 years ago, I decided to pull it out and try it. Wow! It.....- 6/15/2009 5:06:51 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for June 15 2009 (salon) It's hot. Not as hot as it was two days ago. But it's hot. And I don't feel like reading any news today. ExceptWHAT THE FOOL, BRUCE WILLIS? (Warning-not safe for anyone!) I've only seen these people o.....- 6/15/2009 4:49:26 PM
Bravo! Congressional Subcommitee STRIPS FUNDING for NAIS (National Animal Identification Program) (salon) Now, why don't I trust the government even though I read this? Oh yeah, because now I feel like I have to watch and wait if Congress tries to sneak it in to some other bill or call it something differ.....- 6/15/2009 2:07:07 PM
Glen Rose 'land use' plan (OldBridge) Anyone else see the plan published in the Reporter this week?The plan is oddly placed on the first page. The headline is "Council hears bid presentation", but there is no mention of a 'land .....- 6/14/2009 3:47:25 PM
If An Oil and Gas PR Shill Tells You the Johnson County Earthquakes Aren't Due to Drilling (salon) should you believe him?Sheesh. WHO doesn't know that the Barnett Shale Energy Education Council is a pro-O&G organization? Should we really expect them to say that the over 200 gas wells in Johnso.....- 6/13/2009 7:25:29 PM
Some articles about the NRC Hearing in Granbury June 10 2009 re: Comanche Peak (salon) FW Star-Telegram weighs inOpponents of a plan by Luminant Generation to build two 1,700-megawatt reactors at the plant 45 miles southwest of Fort Worth have outlined 19 issues, or "contentions,&q.....- 6/13/2009 7:19:15 PM
Audio from NRC Hearing about Comanche Peak Reactors 3 and 4 - June 10 2009- Part 2 (salon) Part 1For Contentions 4 through 7.  MP3-right click to download to your hard drive to listen.4. The Comanche Peak Environmental Report assumes that there will be no release to the environmen.....- 6/13/2009 7:05:41 PM
Weeping Into Our *Yes We Can* Mugs (salon) There are two more articles I've seen today that show the hypocrisy of the Obama administration.First, *Obama's wrong Turn on Detention"-from antiwar.comThe betrayal came in Obama’s speech .....- 6/12/2009 7:49:05 PM
Abused by GM and Chrysler: Time for Americans to Make a Bold Statement (pstern) Know who your corporate friends are. Since President Obama and Congress won't stand-up for Americans against the demands of GM and Chrysler, then it is up to all of us to do so. GM and Chrys.....- 6/12/2009 7:14:37 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for June 12 2009 (salon) Okay. So I watched the channels switch off.. one by one... One channel, on 20 something played the star-spangled banner before going silent. Reminded me of a LONG time ago when teevee stations actuall.....- 6/12/2009 3:26:55 PM
Rapid City SD *Listening* Session- AGAINST NAIS (National Animal Identification System (salon) From KOTA Territory NewsBullard said if Vilsack makes the program mandatory, he should be ready for a fight."NAIS is fundamentally flawed, it's rotten at its core, it's UN-American," Bullard.....- 6/12/2009 8:24:46 AM
We're Part of the 2 Million Households that aren't ready for DTV (salon) and, you know, I don't think I care too much. Readers know that we made an antenna a while back after we ditched Dish and it has worked pretty good-except that we don't have a clear line of sight to D.....- 6/11/2009 9:25:00 PM
Audio (Part 1) from NRC Hearing re: Comanche Peak Reactors 3 and 4- Hood County TX June 10 2009 (salon) Will be posting audio MP3s, pics and selected video over the next few days.Intro to the hearing MP3Motion to Strike MP3Contention 1 MP31. The COLA adjudication should be stayed and COLA proceedings he.....- 6/11/2009 9:01:20 PM
NOOOOOOO_*Warriors* Movie Being Remade by the Guy who did remake of Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (salon) Was reading Slate and trying to decide if I cared if I saw the remake of The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3. (I think not, even though Denzel Washington is in it, but maybe I'll change my mind if I see enough.....- 6/11/2009 1:13:56 PM
Well That was Weird- Software Bug that Manifests Itself After Thunderstorms:) (salon) We had some really bad weather come rolling through here last night. I was, as I said on a different post, out in Granbury all day, and was utterly exhausted when I got home. The teevee was going with.....- 6/11/2009 12:51:18 PM
I've been gone all day to the NRC hearing on Comanche Peak that was held in Granbury (salon) We had some really bad weather come rolling through here last night. I was, as I said on a different post, out in Granbury all day, and was utterly exhausted when I got home. The teevee was going with.....- 6/10/2009 6:04:28 PM
If at first you don't succeed, try another legislative session (pstern)  The beat goes on... With the exception of a few scattered bills here and there Texas lawmakers couldn't do "diddly" during the regular 81st Legislative Session.  After public.....- 6/9/2009 8:24:49 PM
Video-Mike Callicrate Says Problem with NAIS is the USDA Itself (salon) From Colorado *Listening* SessionI think we need to have a cleansing at USDA and it has to go deep, and the disease we need cleansing from USDA is corporate control--people who have gotten into USDA. .....- 6/9/2009 7:46:11 PM
Video- Chuck Sylvester Compares NAIS -Pushing USDA to Prostitutes, Child Molestors and Pedophiles (salon) From Colorado *Listening* SessionI think we need to have a cleansing at USDA and it has to go deep, and the disease we need cleansing from USDA is corporate control--people who have gotten into USDA. .....- 6/9/2009 7:43:31 PM
How Did Missourians and Connecticans Deal with the National Animal Identification System *Listening* Tour? (salon) From Columbian Missourian- June 9 2009 -of the 55 people who spoke, how many supported NAIS? One.and from ConnectMidMissouriMissouri Rural Crisis Center Spokeswoman Rhonda Perry said, “We h.....- 6/9/2009 7:30:56 PM
Minutes from City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting June 8 2009 (salon) From Columbian Missourian- June 9 2009 -of the 55 people who spoke, how many supported NAIS? One.and from ConnectMidMissouriMissouri Rural Crisis Center Spokeswoman Rhonda Perry said, “We h.....- 6/9/2009 5:10:39 PM
Partial Audio from City of Glen Rose Town Council Special Session 5-26-09 (salon) From Columbian Missourian- June 9 2009 -of the 55 people who spoke, how many supported NAIS? One.and from ConnectMidMissouriMissouri Rural Crisis Center Spokeswoman Rhonda Perry said, “We h.....- 6/9/2009 7:01:05 PM
Obama Continues His Bush Era Secrecy- Won't Release Transcripts of Destroyed Torture Tapes (salon) Say one thing.... do another. Washington Post via Boing BoingThe Obama administration objected yesterday to the release of certain Bush-era documents that detail the videotaped interrogations of CIA d.....- 6/9/2009 4:13:52 PM
Listening, Judge Hecht? Amused by Supreme Court Decision regarding money and ethics (salon) Okay. So you have a judge that takes contributions from a particular entity, say, for campaign funds. And then RULES ON THAT ENTITY'S CASE. WHO doesn't think that's unethical? Well, Judge Scalia, for .....- 6/9/2009 1:48:10 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for June 9, 2009 (salon) Christian book banners on the march in Wisconsin. Where's YOUR torch?Milwaukee-area citizen Robert C. Braun of the Christian Civil Liberties Union (CCLU) distributed at the meeting copies of a claim f.....- 6/9/2009 1:06:16 PM
Audio from Somervell County Commissioner's Court June 8 2009 (salon) MP3-right click to download to your hard drive to listenno citizen comments.sealed bids for citizen's center roof projects-what's in this bid? Tabled till more details.Utility bills?Janitorial bidJeff.....- 6/9/2009 12:52:07 PM
Heh! Profitting from Cindy Sheehan's Bush Protest (salon) MP3-right click to download to your hard drive to listenno citizen comments.sealed bids for citizen's center roof projects-what's in this bid? Tabled till more details.Utility bills?Janitorial bidJeff.....- 6/8/2009 10:10:36 PM
Religious News and Notes for June 8 2009-from the distaff side (salon) Remember that case in Santa Rose FL regarding improper school prayer by public school officials? The show-cause hearing has been rescheduled-apparently MIchelle Winkler and Frank Lay violated a prelim.....- 6/8/2009 10:00:08 PM
Count 'em! THIRD EARTHQUAKE in Cleburne (Johnson County) (salon) Just watching the news and there was a third quake this morning west of town (Um, towards Glen Rose? And Comanche Peak?)Here's the Cleburne Times-Reviewand from the FW Star-Telegram“If it had ha.....- 6/8/2009 7:27:40 PM
NAIS (National Animal Id System) is Essentially a *License to Farm* (salon) from MissouriansagainstNais.comI really like this press release. It not only explains in very simple language the three steps that NAIS is using, but one of the people quoted in the articleThe USDA ha.....- 6/8/2009 6:06:13 PM
Disabled Veterans Tax Exempt Bill Sitting on Governor's Desk (pstern) Gov. Rick Perry still has not signed HB 3613, which would provide 100% Disabled Veterans with a 100% Property Ad Valorum Tax Exemption.  Other Disabled Veterans would also receive a tax exemption.....- 6/8/2009 5:50:26 PM
I Just have to say it-I AM SO HOT TODAY! (A summer without A/C) (salon) We are running a grand experiment this summer which may come to a short end. I've mentioned before that I pretty much stopped washing in hot water and only use the dryer on days when it's raining or c.....- 6/8/2009 5:06:56 PM
Durango Roadtripping goes to Fossil Rim (Glen Rose) (salon) We are running a grand experiment this summer which may come to a short end. I've mentioned before that I pretty much stopped washing in hot water and only use the dryer on days when it's raining or c.....- 6/8/2009 4:50:41 PM
No Packing Heat on College Campuses for YOU- Sid Miller's Bill Dies (salon) We are running a grand experiment this summer which may come to a short end. I've mentioned before that I pretty much stopped washing in hot water and only use the dryer on days when it's raining or c.....- 6/8/2009 4:45:10 PM
Glen Rose ISD (GRISD) had largest WADA (Weighted Average Daily Attendance) Increase in the state (salon) from discussion of school finance bill in the Hillsboro ReporterThe amount school districts are paid is based on weighted average daily attendance records or WADA.The “W” or weighted part .....- 6/8/2009 2:44:48 PM
ON TELEVISION TONIGHT (humanbeing) from discussion of school finance bill in the Hillsboro ReporterThe amount school districts are paid is based on weighted average daily attendance records or WADA.The “W” or weighted part .....- 6/8/2009 10:45:36 AM
In the Movies-I don't know what a P.A. is, but they're looking for one (some) for a Glen Rose shoot (salon) from discussion of school finance bill in the Hillsboro ReporterThe amount school districts are paid is based on weighted average daily attendance records or WADA.The “W” or weighted part .....- 6/8/2009 10:01:30 AM
ANOTHER Earthquake Near Cleburne (Johnson Co) Texas- (salon) I was up early and saw a segment about this on Channel 11 news. They showed the mayor of Cleburne saying he didn't think the 200 odd gas wells around there had anything to do with it. (snort). Anyway,.....- 6/8/2009 9:55:05 AM
And Now... a Couple of Gosling Pics (salon) Still 5 of them. Last night, as I mentioned before, we caught a raccoon and for some reason when I got up this morning, all the geese were on the same side of the sidewalk. Might have been something e.....- 6/8/2009 9:48:38 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for June 8 2009 (salon) I didn't realize that some sloar power projects USE WATER! Did you? From the WaPostMost people think of solar power as the flat panels on a neighbor's roof that are used to heat water. This photovolta.....- 6/8/2009 9:03:56 AM
Audio and Pics from CPAC Meeting (Glen Rose) June 2 2009 (salon) If I get time I may do a video clip, if so will update this entry.MP3 here- right click to download to your computer to listen.Let me say that I have thoroughly enjoyed the CPAC meetings I have attend.....- 6/8/2009 12:02:16 AM
Can you believe? ANOTHER RACCOON! These woods must be loaded with them (salon) I noticed that the trap, for the last two days, has not gone off but the food has been eaten, so the plate to be stepped on must not have been up enough. Tonight we set it again, and a little bit ago .....- 6/7/2009 11:35:43 PM
Ugh. NAIS *STAKEHOLDER* definition-Tom Vilsack's Push for Serfdom (salon) Ever since I heard about the NAIS *Listening* Tours and then attended the one in Austin last month (Video here) I've been wondering what the fool a *stakeholder* is. Here is from the info on the *list.....- 6/7/2009 12:35:03 PM
How to Withdraw from NAIS (National Animal Identification System) STEP BY STEP (salon) I saw this video and thought I would also put in the links step by step. As the video says, it's voluntary and you don't have to be in it and in fact, some people have been put in withou their permiss.....- 6/7/2009 12:20:56 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for June 7 2009 (salon) Bush only THOUGHT when he moved to Dallas that Cindy Sheehan would not follow him. David Sirota on Obama's broken promisesNice pic from Flickr of the Glen Rose courthouse (along with other interesting.....- 6/7/2009 12:01:29 PM
Texas Constitution, Lawmakers and Why They Don't Work (pstern) It's a vicious cycleTexas Constitution, Lawmakers and Why They Don't Work  The Texas Constitution was written and approved in 1876.  A lot of people say it isn't working well.  Law.....- 6/7/2009 5:28:08 AM
UFO In Glen Rose... or Just a Cool Spacecraft? (salon) It's a vicious cycleTexas Constitution, Lawmakers and Why They Don't Work  The Texas Constitution was written and approved in 1876.  A lot of people say it isn't working well.  Law.....- 6/6/2009 11:44:05 PM
Texas Legislature: Power, Money and Games (pstern) These are time of desperationLeaders in the Senate and House typify the process.  Sen. Steve Ogden, powerful Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, is considering his retirement. An art.....- 6/6/2009 1:28:59 PM
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