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Texas House Video? Copyrighted, According to Charlie Geren (salon) Readers will recall that a few weeks ago I was in the thick of trying to determine why, despite the Real Player being the preferred player on the Texas Legislature Online website, one could not downlo.....- 5/25/2009 11:36:24 AM
KILLING IT... (humanbeing) Just got back from my walk and was disappointed to see that the new 'steward' down the road who has possession of a field of about 5 acres next to his house has mowed it down to a nub once again. This.....- 5/25/2009 10:59:27 AM
EDITORIAL FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES (humanbeing) May 24, 2009EditorialKBR Does It AgainFar from suffering for its shoddy military contracting in Iraq, Congressional investigators have found that KBR Inc. was awarded $83 million in performance bonuse.....- 5/25/2009 9:24:07 AM
Blast from the Past-NO NAIS Videos from 2007 from No NAIS Don't Tag Texas Rally in Austin Texas (salon) May 24, 2009EditorialKBR Does It AgainFar from suffering for its shoddy military contracting in Iraq, Congressional investigators have found that KBR Inc. was awarded $83 million in performance bonuse.....- 5/24/2009 11:57:51 PM
Texas Governor Rick Perry is an Enemy of the People (pstern) The incumbent governor does NOT deserve another term in office.Remember back in October 2006 "proper" Perry pounced on the diversion of tax dollars as though he was going to be everybody's h.....- 5/24/2009 10:07:37 PM
More Articles on the NAIS (National Animal Identification *Listening Session* (salon) from the AtlanticAnd what will the NAIS accomplish for us little farmers and back-yard chickenists? It will cause onerous insults to our privacy (GPS identification of our home), more labor (sending r.....- 5/24/2009 1:00:49 PM
Contact the House Speaker to stop playing politics... (pstern) Texas House Representatives are not dealing with our urgent issues.  Instead lawmakers are playing head games with each other and letting the time run out on the 81 Legislative Session......- 5/23/2009 5:35:55 PM
It's Saturday and Lawmakers are still playing with our lives and tax dollars (pstern) Both parties are using the Voter ID bill to do nothing and to make the other side look like the bad guys.Meanwhile, little else is getting done as lawmakers refuse to get past the ID bill to resolve s.....- 5/23/2009 3:31:23 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for May 22 2009 (salon) Remember that woman from A&M who worked for McCain and faked an attack?She got probation.Imagine that! Something I have in common with GOP women. NO WOMAN wants to hear some Idiot man imply his fe.....- 5/22/2009 2:03:17 PM
City of Glen Rose City Council Special Meeting on May 26 2009 Agenda (salon) Remember that woman from A&M who worked for McCain and faked an attack?She got probation.Imagine that! Something I have in common with GOP women. NO WOMAN wants to hear some Idiot man imply his fe.....- 5/22/2009 1:08:05 PM
The SG Club Meets To Discuss Glen Rose Shadow Government (salon) because, you know, it helps when you lose out on your plan to soak taxpayers for a project, to have others to cry in your beer with, as you plot your next round of taking over power in the city. .....- 5/22/2009 1:03:24 PM
Voter ID Bill is the Catalyst for all others (pstern) And so it comes to light...Voter ID Bill is the Catalyst for all others  That's the game the GOP is playing with our tax dollars in Texas.  If you want other bills to get approved agree.....- 5/22/2009 10:28:27 AM
Open Letter to Legislators: (pstern) Open Letter to Legislators: Sorry to be so blunt, but you legislators lied to the People of Texas. You said the TTC was a dead issue.  You said there is a moratorium on t.....- 5/22/2009 9:54:27 AM
One More Video I really like NAIS Listening Tour- Sandra Trawey -Austin (salon) I may be completely spelling her name wrong, but she is one of hte people who spoke yesterday at the National Animal Identification System Listening Tour held in Austin Texas (May 20 2009). She's 74 y.....- 5/21/2009 11:25:32 PM
Texas Legislators-Your Friendly Neighborhood Censorship Board-Only Propaganda for Us (salon) I was amused to see a comment on the ST site about how the Texas Film Commission turned down *tax incentives* (read: Money Giveaway) for a movie that apparently presented the Waco David Koresh de.....- 5/21/2009 9:55:01 PM
Texas Legislators Ramming Through TTC and Toll Roads Behind Our Backs (pstern) Lawmakers Lied to Texans! The equation is simple, the People of Texas do NOT want the Trans-Texas Corridor and Toll Roads, but Gov. Rick Perry, lawmakers and their special interests do.  So .....- 5/21/2009 5:48:52 PM
A Compendium of Articles for May 21 2009 about NAIS (National Animal Identification System) (salon) Gee. Today in Birmingham, Alabama, 30 people came to speak. How many were FOR NAIS?????? TWO. TWO FRIGGING PEOPLE. Same article also mentions the Austin, Texas meeting yesterday. Farm-to-Consumer.....- 5/21/2009 5:26:36 PM
BETRAYAL: Nichols brokers deal with lobbyist to allow Trans Texas Corridor TTC-69 to proceed despite repeal of corridor (pstern) With permission given to Peter Stern to reprint from Terri Hall and TURF:IMMEDIATE RELEASEContacts: Terri Hall, Founder/Director, Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom (TURF), (210) 275-0640EMAIL: ter.....- 5/21/2009 4:02:16 PM
VIdeo Clips from NAIS (National Animal Identification System) *Listening* Tour in Austin May 20 2009 (salon) Phyllis Floyd representing herself and the heatlh of her children.Jim Fluger (might be Pfluger?) who says the Farm Service Agency does this NOW.Loved this one. Kim Alexander about taking alarm over go.....- 5/21/2009 2:27:36 PM
Glen Rose Newspaper FINALLY keeps its promise (pharper) I contacted the mother last month to follow up and she FINALLY received a check from the Glen Rose Newspaper for her childs scholarship. As previously blogged, they had not followed through on their .....- 5/21/2009 2:08:20 PM
VIDEO- Heh! NAIS is technology program-but can't get a 3 minute program to run successfully (Tom Vilsack) (salon) A video compilation I made about the beginning of the NAIS presentation in Austin yesterday (Listening Tour). I want to make clear that I no way fault the very generous and thoughtful guy who was mode.....- 5/21/2009 1:51:29 PM
From Somervell County Sheriff's Logs- Injury to Disabled Individual (salon) I've been out of pocket the last few days and haven't had time to put up the logs from the past little while, but this caught my attention. Somervell County has a usual assortment of burglaries, drug .....- 5/21/2009 11:16:46 AM
Went to the NAIS (National Animal Identification System) Meeting in Austin Texas May 20 Yesterday (salon) I'm going to be putting up some video and audio clips of the meeting over the next couple of days, probably on separate posts, with the video on Youtube. I was pleased to see such a good turnout and, .....- 5/21/2009 11:19:57 AM
You can't trust Texas lawmakers regarding Texas roadways (pstern) There are 2 weeks left in the 81st Legislative Session.  It is the time when lawmakers try to push through absurd issues ontop of other bills.  It's call "piggy-backing" amendments.....- 5/20/2009 4:33:11 PM
Washington Cattle Ranchers Speak Out Against NAIS (National Animal Identification System (salon) There are 2 weeks left in the 81st Legislative Session.  It is the time when lawmakers try to push through absurd issues ontop of other bills.  It's call "piggy-backing" amendments.....- 5/19/2009 3:32:02 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for May 19 2009 (salon) I am addicted to my new Iphone. I never felt this way about my old cell phone, which didn't even have a camera, dang it! I am reminded about a seminar I went to when I worked for a graphics software c.....- 5/19/2009 12:23:51 PM
Quicksilver Sells off 27.5 percent of leases in Barnett Shale to Itailian Company ENI (salon) I am addicted to my new Iphone. I never felt this way about my old cell phone, which didn't even have a camera, dang it! I am reminded about a seminar I went to when I worked for a graphics software c.....- 5/18/2009 7:56:52 PM
Video-Under the Hood Cafe in Killeen, Texas-Free Speech for Non-Military Options (salon) I am addicted to my new Iphone. I never felt this way about my old cell phone, which didn't even have a camera, dang it! I am reminded about a seminar I went to when I worked for a graphics software c.....- 5/18/2009 7:53:32 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for May 18 2009 (salon) Oh, Turns out it WAS a Crusade or Holy War to Bush. Let's hope there aren't any soldiers with guns NOW that think that's true. Heh- article today says that Pentagon Reports No Longer Quote the Bible. .....- 5/18/2009 7:48:39 PM
Erica Fellers of Glen Rose Training for Triathalon in Cleburne (salon) Oh, Turns out it WAS a Crusade or Holy War to Bush. Let's hope there aren't any soldiers with guns NOW that think that's true. Heh- article today says that Pentagon Reports No Longer Quote the Bible. .....- 5/18/2009 6:54:39 PM
Washing Machine Sized Rock ON Corky Underwood's Property (Glen Rose) Is it a Meteorite? (salon) Oh, Turns out it WAS a Crusade or Holy War to Bush. Let's hope there aren't any soldiers with guns NOW that think that's true. Heh- article today says that Pentagon Reports No Longer Quote the Bible. .....- 5/18/2009 6:50:31 PM
The NAIS *Listening Tour* Doesn't Want to Listen to Everyone Who Wants to Speak (salon) Sheesh. What a terribly misnamed "listening tour" this travesty is. I looked on the NAIS website at the agenda for the listening tour and saw this. Part II: Comments and Questions on NAIS &n.....- 5/18/2009 5:13:52 PM
Video-Why NAIS (National Animal Identification System) Is FLAWED (salon) Sheesh. What a terribly misnamed "listening tour" this travesty is. I looked on the NAIS website at the agenda for the listening tour and saw this. Part II: Comments and Questions on NAIS &n.....- 5/18/2009 4:55:03 PM
In Texas, Mother Nature and Politics are Unforgiving (pstern) Texans can add their governor to the list of natural disasters.In 2006 incumbent Gov. Rick Perry received a mere 39 percent of the total votes. The real message is that 61 percent of Texas v.....- 5/17/2009 8:26:59 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for May 17 2009 (salon) I GOT AN IPHONE! Woo-hoo. I've never spent much time doing text messaging, etc because i had a phone that, while in excellent condition, was from 10 years ago and had one of those keyboards where you .....- 5/17/2009 1:09:18 PM
Modify Immigration Policy: Should We Just Leave the U.S. to the Illegals? (pstern) Satire: Modify Immigration Policy: Should We Just Leave the U.S. to the Illegals? -->by Peter Stern -->Let’s just give up and hand over our nation to the illegals. After all, they&rsqu.....- 5/16/2009 9:23:17 PM
Um. Not Corporate Journalism? SURE IT IS! (salon) Please. Is the dog wagging his own tail or having it wagged for him? Pepsico is hiring journalists but assures this is not a corporate-driven journalism model. Oh, Okay. If you Say So. Say it A Few Mo.....- 5/16/2009 6:28:03 PM
Another Contrived Baloney Favorites Poll-Picked by the Paid and Voted on Every Day (salon) Readers know I have a real problem with the baloney polls that websites put out, unless they're only meant for fun and not for any scientific results. I also suspect that polls that are supposed to be.....- 5/16/2009 2:57:00 PM
Rick Perry's People Insinuate Kay Bailey Hutchison is a WHAT????? (salon) Heh. From the DMNPerry political consultant Dave Carney said the Republican governor agrees the party should welcome new voters."But that doesn't mean you take your principles and throw them out .....- 5/16/2009 1:21:00 PM
High School Yearbook Shenanigans 2009 (salon) So, for whatever reason, a shadowy picture of what may be a girl's crotch (because she doesn't wear underwear because she doesn't like panty lines) is in a yearbook. Should the school collect all the .....- 5/16/2009 11:06:46 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for May 16 2009 (salon) Rick *EmptyHead* Perry Still Treasonous and Wants Texas To Secede. Tell you what, how about YOU leave Texas, Perry? Go to Dubai, where you so like to spend your time as governor. Imagine how much clea.....- 5/16/2009 10:12:49 AM
So I*m sure Frisco ISD Won't Mind when Korans are being left for the kids... or the Book of Mormon (salon) If religious texts can be left for children, then bring them all on. Please. P.S. To the Mormons who are in that area-GO DO THAT. I know, because I used to live in The Colony, that there is a very act.....- 5/15/2009 11:57:28 PM
Notes from First *Listening Session* about NAIS in Pennsylvania (salon) If religious texts can be left for children, then bring them all on. Please. P.S. To the Mormons who are in that area-GO DO THAT. I know, because I used to live in The Colony, that there is a very act.....- 5/15/2009 8:42:19 PM
Surely It's Not Copyright Infringement If You're Only Redirecting to Another Site (salon) If religious texts can be left for children, then bring them all on. Please. P.S. To the Mormons who are in that area-GO DO THAT. I know, because I used to live in The Colony, that there is a very act.....- 5/15/2009 7:08:40 PM
Made Homemade Graham Crackers Yesterday and they were not only really easy but delish! (salon) Recipe at BakingBites.ComWe have a food processor, which made it so quick to make these up, chilled the dough for an hour and then rolled it out between 2 pieces of parchment paper, then scored and pr.....- 5/15/2009 6:49:57 PM
Border Fence Case Against DHS Thrown Out by Judge (May 2009) (salon) Recipe at BakingBites.ComWe have a food processor, which made it so quick to make these up, chilled the dough for an hour and then rolled it out between 2 pieces of parchment paper, then scored and pr.....- 5/15/2009 6:44:26 PM
What Good Did It Do You, Obama, to Break Your Promise about the Torture Pictures? (salon) when, as it turns out, your attempts to suppress photos that ALREADY EXIST have been shown in Australia on the teevee. When I realized that you were just more of the same secretive type president that.....- 5/15/2009 6:32:12 PM
Video-Bride's Dress has built in LEDS (salon) when, as it turns out, your attempts to suppress photos that ALREADY EXIST have been shown in Australia on the teevee. When I realized that you were just more of the same secretive type president that.....- 5/15/2009 4:14:26 PM
Movie watch: The Shop on Main Street (salon) I didn't know if I would be in the mood for a Nazi movie (and I have "I am David" for tonight), but this movie was pretty good. Here's a man who doessn't like the Nazis and facsism, but his .....- 5/15/2009 12:00:30 PM
Workaround for flimsy tip on Sony Handycam Remote Control Tripod (salon) VCT 872RM Anyway, we have had to replace the tip on the remote control twice, because it has broken off. Rather than sending the tripod to be repaired for a WHOLE LOT OF MONEY, I went to Radio Sh.....- 5/15/2009 11:50:45 AM
*Listening Tour*? Pah! Telling You What To Think Tour-NAIS INFO for Austin Next Week (salon) That would be the National Animal Identification System *Listening* TourAustin, TXEmbassy Suites Hotel Austin Central 5901 N IH-35Austin, TX 78723Ballrooms C, D, EIt's not clear to me if you have to r.....- 5/15/2009 10:59:25 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for May 15, 2009 (salon) Restaurants caught substituting cheaper fish for what they SAY the fish is. Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant in NY shuts down for repairs. (O That Fabulous Nuclear Energy)A comment from an article on .....- 5/15/2009 10:53:44 AM
What the Fool does *Have a blessed day* even MEAN? (salon) Someone from the DLCC (whatever that is, something to do wtih Democrats) just called with a followup call about a pledge hub made to them. I didn't, I've pretty much decided I'm an independent .. inde.....- 5/15/2009 10:34:35 AM
Why Is A Preacher(James Robison) On an Informercial Hawking Vitamins? (salon) I have a big ole infirm dog that wakes me up every single morning-early- and this morning was no exception. While I was waiting for him to settle back down after a walk, I turned on the teevee to one .....- 5/15/2009 10:16:26 AM
Rick *39 Percent-I LOve Secession and Sarah Palin* Perry Not On list of Up and Coming Republican Governors (salon) I have a big ole infirm dog that wakes me up every single morning-early- and this morning was no exception. While I was waiting for him to settle back down after a walk, I turned on the teevee to one .....- 5/15/2009 10:03:15 AM
Notice of Meeting and Agenda for Riverwalk Committee on May 19 2009 at 6:00 pm (salon) I have a big ole infirm dog that wakes me up every single morning-early- and this morning was no exception. While I was waiting for him to settle back down after a walk, I turned on the teevee to one .....- 5/15/2009 10:00:00 AM
Meeting Notice and Agenda for City of Glen Rose Preservation Board on Thursday May 21 2009 at 9:00 am (salon) I have a big ole infirm dog that wakes me up every single morning-early- and this morning was no exception. While I was waiting for him to settle back down after a walk, I turned on the teevee to one .....- 5/15/2009 9:59:01 AM
Sid Miller (Texas House Dist 59) Fined $1000 by Texas Ethics Commission -Personal Financial Statement (salon) PDF-right click to download.What's inside-from May 12 2009. There was a sworn complaint agianst Sid Miller because he didn't list, in his personal financial statements, that he was in business with a .....- 5/15/2009 9:49:29 AM
I've Never Been to an IMAX screen-And Now They Have Shrunk So I Never Will (salon) PDF-right click to download.What's inside-from May 12 2009. There was a sworn complaint agianst Sid Miller because he didn't list, in his personal financial statements, that he was in business with a .....- 5/14/2009 7:00:24 PM
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
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