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Take THAT, Blackstone! Senators Baucus and Grassley to Tax Private Equity Firms (salon) Good going! Thursday, two U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation that would tax all publicly traded partnerships, including private equity firms, which derive income from investment adviser or asset ma.....- 6/15/2007 6:27:22 AM
Americans in Rome were SHOCKED by Street Protest Against Bush (salon) but the real question is, why DON'T we see this type of street protest in this country? It's how the rest of the world (except maybe Albania) views us. For the Cooper family, from Knoxville, Tennessee.....- 6/15/2007 6:23:35 AM
McCain-in Texas-Disses Landowner's Concerns about, um, WATER for their cattle (salon) It's hard to understand why anyone would even want to vote for this guy for president. Luckily, he's done himself so much damage that he's a non-starter for most Republicans. Here's another example of.....- 6/15/2007 6:18:45 AM
Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) Brings $64.7 Bill Funding Veterans- But Bush May Try to Kill It (salon) because Bush, unlike Chet Edwards, who is Bush's and our congressman in our district, only pays lip service to veterans. Almost two decades after pledging to take care of veterans, Democratic Rep. Che.....- 6/15/2007 5:04:03 AM
When Do We Hear Whether TAB Gets Tried on New Charges? Ronnie Earle Wants To Let a Jury Decide (salon) Background on Sid Miller's involvement with Texas Association of Business and those mailers that went out. and again, from last week. Travis County prosecutors urged a judge Wednesday to look at the c.....- 6/15/2007 4:43:26 AM
Sid Miller Makes the *Dishonorable Mention* List on Texas Monthly's July Issue (salon) I don't have the issue yet so don't know what he's on it for, but I suspect it's because of his trying to STOP accountability for charter schools because of his wife's charter school, Erath Excels, th.....- 6/15/2007 4:37:38 AM
$14 Million Tax Surplus: Once Again Governor, Legislators Let Down the People of Texas (pstern) Legislators didn't let the door hit them leaving the Capitol on their way home!  Hey, Texans!  Don't wait for the legislative "cavalry" to arrive at the "nick o' time" to save you .....- 6/14/2007 4:12:00 PM
While the US Senate Works to Overturn Bush's Secretive Records Executive Order, Texas Toughens Up (salon) Remember how Bush, once he took office, very quickly created an executive order to keep his and other president's records secret? One wonders whether he didn't want the truth to come out about his fat.....- 6/14/2007 10:34:27 AM
In Michigan, CMS wants to inject crap into the ground- Antrim County Residents Against It (salon) Sometimes when I read of all the commercial injection wells going in, in Texas, mainly having to do with gas and oil waste, where CRAP and POLLUTANTS are injected into the ground, I forget that it isn.....- 6/14/2007 9:27:52 AM
TCEQ Rules in Favor of Oak Grove Coal Burning Plant in Robertson County, Texas (salon) The Robertson County politicos wanted it, the people DID NOT, because TXU did nothing to show that they were going to control, for example, mercury emissions. The TCEQ judge, despite the fact that a p.....- 6/14/2007 9:07:52 AM
Uranium Mining for Nuclear Power Plants- Another Way to Contaminate Water Supply (salon) And another reason that nuclear energy isn't all clean and wonderful-not if you have to do THIS to get uranium. While out last night, I heard part of the News Hour with Jim Lehrer and a bit he was doi.....- 6/14/2007 8:07:38 AM
Unpopular Bush Can't Even Raise Oodles of Money Any More for Repubs-So What Good Is He? (salon) Saw yesterday that Bush's approval rating is at an all time low, 29 percent. Makes it hard for Republicans to use Bush as a front shill man to cough up cash for them. And in fact, last night, he wasn'.....- 6/14/2007 8:00:53 AM
T Boone Pickens To Build World's Largest Windfarm--in the Texas Panhandle. (salon) Ah, T Boone Pickens, Corporate Raider, who decided to try to privatize water, both here locally and then with his Mesa operation in West Texas. He had plans to sell water to Dallas and other cities. N.....- 6/14/2007 7:35:47 AM
Pecan Plantation (Granbury, Hood Co, TX) Protest the Quicksilver Gas Processing Plant (salon) Which one is that? The one where Joshua Petrie died in an explosion a week or so ago. From Glen Rose, you go down 67 east, turn down 199, at the T take a right and go to the end of the road, crossing .....- 6/13/2007 11:57:03 PM
Republicans during GSA hearing: Ignore the law, attack the chairman (joe) Not one republican today stood up for the RIGHT thing at the oversight committee meeting today. They pandered to the person (or regents they are called) who donates (not necessarily raises as the pers.....- 6/13/2007 8:47:35 PM
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