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Guardian UK Newspaper to Switch Content to Twitter (salon) LINK"[Celebrated Guardian editor] CP Scott would have warmly endorsed this - his well-known observation 'Comment is free but facts are sacred' is only 36 characters long," a spokesman said i.....- 4/1/2009 9:41:01 AM
Oh. Like Abstinence Only Education Works???? Texas Still in the Dark Ages (salon) Heh. I see that the Texas Lege has a bill for *abstinence-plus* which essentially would ALSO cover contraceptives. From the S-T Castro’s bill would still require abstinence to be stre.....- 4/1/2009 9:10:00 AM
How's Somervell County Doing-Drought-Wise? (salon) From North Texas e-news"After last week's rain and this week's warm temperatures, the winter grasses and weeds, and wheat and oats have picked up a little," said Josh Blanek, AgriLife Extens.....- 4/1/2009 8:52:25 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for April 1 2009 (salon) Christina Comer's lawsuit against TEA has been thrown out. Comer said in her suit that the agency's neutrality policy had the effect of endorsing religion, and thus violated the establishment clause o.....- 4/1/2009 8:57:32 AM
Texas Taxpayers are NOT seeing any relief (pstern) Gov, Lawmakers Must Provide ReliefTexas Taxpayers are NOT seeing any relief  Taxpayers need a legislative “Pepto-Bismol” for immediate property tax relief because every year duri.....- 4/1/2009 7:46:39 AM
Texas Politics: Don't Hold Your Breath Waiting for Legislative Action (pstern) The gang that couldn't shoot straight is back in town.  Hold on to your hats, folks. The legislators are back in town. They're promising to give sorely needed financing to schools and r.....- 4/1/2009 4:32:25 AM
Paying A High Price for Uranium Mining- Part and Parcel of Nuclear Energy (salon) Article about companies that do uranium mining and how it affects citizens.The AREVA majority-owned mine called COMINAK (Mining Company of Akouta) commissioned an environmental study of its operations.....- 3/31/2009 11:42:37 PM
Got back a little bit ago from the Save Chalk Mountain meeting at the Glen Rose Jr High (salon) Too tired to do much tonight, will put up audio and some video clips tomorrow, probably on this same blog space. Meanwhile, a quick impression. Government is way too compartmentalized. Here you have a.....- 3/31/2009 11:34:48 PM
Death of Newspapers Quote O Day (salon) from SlateI can imagine citizens acquiring sufficient information to vote or poke their legislators with pitchforks even if all the newspapers in the country fell into a bottomless recycling bin tomor.....- 3/31/2009 3:47:39 PM
Packing Heat at Texas Campuses? Hearing for Public Safety at Texas Lege was Yesterday (salon) Here's a link to the video of the meeting- (March 30 2009) haven't watched it myself but I'd like to if I get time.  And a link from KEN5 Sid Miller is a co-sponsor of this bill.I also .....- 3/31/2009 3:45:06 PM
Conroe ISD (near Houston) to Offer a Bible Class for Students-I wonder which one? (salon) Do you suppose it's the same one that Ector got sued for? And that the creationists on the Texas SBOE were trying to push?I notice that this article in the Conroe paper doesn't SAY what the course is......- 3/31/2009 3:31:47 PM
Answer? ZERO.... ZERO... ZERO..... (salon) Question: How many terrorist plots did torturing Abu Zubaida foil? From Washington Postnot a single significant plot was foiled as a result of Abu Zubaida's tortured confessions, according to former s.....- 3/31/2009 3:06:26 PM
So.. Nefertitti was Older... and More Wrinkled. (salon) Question: How many terrorist plots did torturing Abu Zubaida foil? From Washington Postnot a single significant plot was foiled as a result of Abu Zubaida's tortured confessions, according to former s.....- 3/31/2009 2:56:38 PM
I'll Just Bet He Does (salon) Question: How many terrorist plots did torturing Abu Zubaida foil? From Washington Postnot a single significant plot was foiled as a result of Abu Zubaida's tortured confessions, according to former s.....- 3/31/2009 2:49:26 PM
Movie Watch-Watched *The Omega Man* Last night as well as *West World* (salon) Both, I think, from the 1970's. James Brolin looked, in that movie, like a twin to Christian Bale (who we watched tne night before in *The Dark Knight*.). Westworld's a pretty good movie, and if you'v.....- 3/31/2009 2:04:12 PM
Why Kindle is a Library Killer ... Or Why I Won't Use an E-Reader With DRM (salon) On e-books from TPM. Josh Marshall makes a couple of points that remind me why I have not yet made any type of jump to an e-reader.If I buy lots of books over the next few years for Kindle and someone.....- 3/31/2009 12:12:12 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 31 2009 (salon) Splash News says what I've been wondering-WHY is Jennifer Anniston making a movie about a woman so desperate to get a baby that she uses a turkey baster? Heh. I thought it was really bizarre but not u.....- 3/31/2009 12:31:27 PM
NAIS and 840 Numbers Necessary? NOPE!!!! (salon) From Cattlenetwork - Read the whole thingBut, what does this international “840” prefix – which is paramount to the government’s NAIS – have to do with shortening th.....- 3/30/2009 8:23:49 PM
NCSE Says Junk Science Triumphs in Texas (salon) The only saving value versus the crapola some of the creationist Board members put out is that teachers have to teach to the NCLB national standards on tests.. and not to the vagaries of Bible mytholo.....- 3/30/2009 7:52:54 PM
Texas Senate 'drops the ball' on restructuring TDI (pstern) Texas homeowners still pay the highest insurance premiums in the nation. Although the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission determined the need to restructure the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI),&.....- 3/30/2009 3:40:25 PM
Audio from Somervell County Commissioners Court March 23 2009 (salon) I wrote about this the other day when I read about this meeting in the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper -just got the audio today and posting it as an MP3-if you have a slow internet connection best .....- 3/30/2009 4:01:43 PM
Venue CHANGED for Save Chalk Mountain Meeting on Tuesday March 31st 2009 (Glen Rose) (salon) I happened to notice this on the Save Chalk Mountain site. TCEQ was originally going to have it at the Glen Rose High School Auditorium but it is NOW going to be at the Junior High School on College S.....- 3/30/2009 1:19:57 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 30 2009 (salon) Would you care if you were taking a tour through a historical area and much of what the tour guide told you was baloney? But you didn't know it?Is the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 unco.....- 3/30/2009 11:38:04 AM
4B Tax Board Meeting on April 6 2009 6:15 pm- Glen Rose (salon) ***The parts on the water park are why every person that lives here or in the county should attend.NOTICE OF MEETINGCITY OF GLEN ROSE4-B TAX ADVISORY BOARDAPRIL 6, 2009 - 6:15 PMCOUNCIL CHAMBERS &ndas.....- 3/30/2009 10:26:56 AM
Somervell County Democratic Party Chairman To Go Before Texas Lege Elections Committee Today (salon) Monday March 30 2009. Paul Harper has a bill he wants to see passed and has been asked by Sid Miller to talk to the Elections committee about it. Not sure exactly what time his turn will be up, the co.....- 3/30/2009 9:00:15 AM
Cheerleading NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) Acknowledges Radiation Dangers (salon) Wrote about the fact that this is the 30 year anniversary of Three Mile Island. One more article about the nuclear lobby and an interesting call out. The NRC acknowledges that "exposure to any le.....- 3/29/2009 8:09:18 PM
Why the Resurgence in Nuclear Power? (salon) by T K ArnoldBut before everyone lines up to drink the new-nuke Kool-Aid, let's take a step back and look at some facts Assemblyman DeVore might have overlooked in his zeal to promote nuclear power as.....- 3/29/2009 6:03:34 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 29 2009 (salon) Spain considering criminal trials for torturers in Bush administration.Should Obama do the commencement speech at Notre Dame?On the Notre Dame campus, where crucifixes hang in classrooms and more than.....- 3/29/2009 5:55:51 PM
On Audio Files on City and County Websites in Somervell/Glen Rose (salon) Been thinking about this for the last week. I like knowing what goes on at government and public meetings. I enjoy reading about them in the local newspaper and I like hearing the back and forth. I\&#.....- 3/29/2009 1:16:19 PM
Perry vs. Hutchison for TX Governor: 2 Republicans in search of the Holy Grail (pstern) Quite a choice!  While not much of a real choice for Texans, voters are leaning towards Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison as their next governor --- and why not? Gov. Rick Perry has had .....- 3/29/2009 11:17:16 AM
Attorney General Eric Holder Issues New FOIA Guidelines (salon) From Department of Justice"By restoring the presumption of disclosure that is at the heart of the Freedom of Information Act, we are making a critical change that will restore the public’s .....- 3/28/2009 3:40:59 PM
Should Religion Be Free From Criticism? (salon) I saw that the UN, by a simple majority, has approved a proposal by Muslim nations to pass laws to protect religion from criticism.It is individuals who have rights and not religions," Canadian d.....- 3/28/2009 3:10:08 PM
Will Wheaton Has Teenage Sons? (salon) I saw that the UN, by a simple majority, has approved a proposal by Muslim nations to pass laws to protect religion from criticism.It is individuals who have rights and not religions," Canadian d.....- 3/28/2009 2:28:45 PM
My Phone Charger Tale .. or Why AT&T Needs to FIX THEIR STUFF (salon) I'm not a big cell phone user, mostly because we live so far out from strong signals that I don't feel I can rely on my phone to keep a signal. But I do have one that I take along for emergencies, lik.....- 3/28/2009 2:24:16 PM
Want to Write For the Somervell County Salon Blog? (salon) I\'ve actually been working on this off and on for the past couple of months and finally finished it. Of course right now pretty much anyone, within the rules, can comment either with a login name.....- 3/28/2009 2:12:15 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 28 2009 (salon) TARP-Emails! All you can stand to read!  Fox Business News. F-Bomb Charge Dropped in Galveston.In time for Easter- The Rube Goldberg Style Creme That Egg!Texas Judge dismissed claims of David Cro.....- 3/28/2009 1:31:38 PM
Baby Chick Hatched Out in Fire Pit (salon) We have one of those earthenware standing fire pits out on the patio and a few weeks ago (or so) hub noticed that one of the chickens was sitting on eggs inside it.Today I was clearing some old bread .....- 3/28/2009 12:57:00 PM
Few Notes from the Glen Rose Reporter Newspaper This Week and Related Stuff -Week of March 28 2009 (salon) because that's the newspaper I read.Other stuff first-I see that the GRISD school board is meeting on Monday March 30 and will be having a closed session with their attorney to discuss the pending lit.....- 3/28/2009 12:12:42 PM
Thirty Years Ago-Three Mile Island Nuclear Disaster (salon) Pottsville, PA paper.Walter Baran of Fountain Springs will never forget watching the federal government secretly ship 250,000 vials of potassium iodide, medication used to treat nuclear accident victi.....- 3/28/2009 9:40:34 AM
OUR PRESIDENT, THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM AND US (humanbeing) Pottsville, PA paper.Walter Baran of Fountain Springs will never forget watching the federal government secretly ship 250,000 vials of potassium iodide, medication used to treat nuclear accident victi.....- 3/27/2009 9:39:12 PM
Health Care: Congress must extend Medicare to cover all citizens (pstern) The system does NOT work. Although Medicare has problems as a coverage, it is good and viable enough that the government should extend it to cover all Americans.  In fact, there are more pro.....- 3/27/2009 5:06:15 PM
On Huntington Ind *By the Book* Trailer Training- Judge Issues an Injunction (salon) A little background.and from ThursdayIn a ruling issued Thursday, U.S. District Senior Judge James T. Moody agreed with the findings of Magistrate Judge Roger Cosbey and granted a preliminary injuncti.....- 3/27/2009 2:00:15 PM
Okay to Mass Corrall High School Students While School Searched by Dogs for Drugs? Judge Says Yes. (salon) Here's some background from when this originally happened, from the Union Leader.At issue is the accusation that all Conval Regional High students were ordered from their classrooms and told to leave .....- 3/27/2009 10:17:58 AM
That *What's Your Real Age?* Internet Ad? Collecting Personal Info for Big Pharm (salon) Sometimes that ad shows up here and I have never clicked on it as I didn't give a hoot. BUT, suppose you do and you think you'd like to find out what your real age is compared to what you look like (I.....- 3/27/2009 9:48:58 AM
OINK! You KNOW YOu Want to Learn about Feral Hogs! Seminar in Somervell County (salon) Sometimes that ad shows up here and I have never clicked on it as I didn't give a hoot. BUT, suppose you do and you think you'd like to find out what your real age is compared to what you look like (I.....- 3/26/2009 11:15:36 PM
Palin Too Good To Pray With the McCain Bunch... (salon) Sometimes that ad shows up here and I have never clicked on it as I didn't give a hoot. BUT, suppose you do and you think you'd like to find out what your real age is compared to what you look like (I.....- 3/26/2009 11:06:50 PM
Erik Slaughter Now at Stephen F Austin as Defensive Coach (salon) from the Nacogdochse Daily SentinelSlaughter brings a ton experience from the high school and college ranks to SFA. After a successful 15-year career in the high school ranks, Slaughter was hired as t.....- 3/26/2009 11:03:31 PM
Wow! I'm Shocked! Texas State Board of Education REJECTS the Strengths and Weaknesses Rule for Science (salon) Have to tell you, I listened most of the day to the public testimony yesterday about whether to respect the science committee's recommendations to get rid of the S&W language or to go with the fau.....- 3/26/2009 10:41:55 PM
I have Never SEEN Hail like this- Marble Falls, Texas March 2009 (salon) I was down in Austin today and stopped last night at my aunt and uncle's home in Marble Falls. They told me a harrowing tale of how, earlier that day, they had been driving through a hail storm, and w.....- 3/26/2009 9:46:34 PM
Mt Vernon OHIO Science Teacher Should Have Avoided Religion (salon) Particularly an apt article today where the public hearings are going on about the science TEKS. If teachers are asked about evolution in science class, they should "stick with the science,".....- 3/25/2009 5:01:06 PM
Would Thorium Make Nuclear Power Less Risky? (Radioactivity) (salon) From US NewsContaminated. Thorium's advantage comes partly from its atomic chemistry. In a typical reactor, the fuel is enriched uranium, which is a mixture of two types of uranium. One, U-235, can be.....- 3/25/2009 3:09:56 PM
Fun Experiment with Photos of the Paluxy River by Big Rocks (salon) I don't know that I will be able to take a photo every day but would like to. Jeannie had a great idea to do this to see the changes in the Paluxy River over time. So we went down yesterday and took s.....- 3/25/2009 2:58:56 PM
Panoramic Picture of Part of Glen Rose from the highway. (salon) I don't know that I will be able to take a photo every day but would like to. Jeannie had a great idea to do this to see the changes in the Paluxy River over time. So we went down yesterday and took s.....- 3/25/2009 2:39:16 PM
Radioactivity News O Day for March 25 2009 (salon) Pantex (near Amarillo) Shipments are highly radioactive- via JobsangerPantex has recently shipped 36 "legacy items" to Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico (about 280 miles). According.....- 3/25/2009 11:25:48 AM
Prayer Didn't Help Ted Haggard Not to Be Gay (salon) from SlogTed Haggard told the show's "presiding judge," Lynn Toler, that when he consulted with pastors about his sexual struggle, they advised him to pray about it, but that didn't help. Si.....- 3/25/2009 11:07:17 AM
Reminder-Live Blogging the Texas State Board of Education Hearing Today at 12:00 pm March 25 09 (salon) Here's the link to the State Board of Education website (meeting agenda) and tothe page that will, at noon today, show the stream link to listen (according to the TEA) . Join the Live Blog here f.....- 3/25/2009 9:46:25 AM
Nuclear Power Plant News O Day- March 24 2009 (salon) Homeless Nuclear Waste. So, it's not going to Yucca Mountain. .. so where? People, nuclear power is NOT CLEAN. From the Salt Lake TribEvery year, the nation's 104 nuclear plants create about 2,200 ton.....- 3/24/2009 10:46:10 PM
WTF Is THAT? (salon) Homeless Nuclear Waste. So, it's not going to Yucca Mountain. .. so where? People, nuclear power is NOT CLEAN. From the Salt Lake TribEvery year, the nation's 104 nuclear plants create about 2,200 ton.....- 3/24/2009 10:26:08 PM
'Insurers Offer to Stop Charging Higher Premiums to the Sick' (pstern) Health Insurers continue to be part of the problem.in response to a commentary in Fox News: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/03/24/insurers-offers-stop-charging-higher-premiums-s.....- 3/24/2009 7:03:47 PM
Did SMU Fraudulently Obtain Land for Bush's Library-Will Bush Have to Testify About what He Knew? (salon) and when he knew it? ...plaintiffs contended Bush’s answers were key to proving their case, that the site of University Gardens Condominiums was part of a proposal for the library long before th.....- 3/24/2009 3:47:35 PM
Video-*Family Guy* Creator is an Atheist (salon) and when he knew it? ...plaintiffs contended Bush’s answers were key to proving their case, that the site of University Gardens Condominiums was part of a proposal for the library long before th.....- 3/24/2009 3:25:04 PM
Frightening-You're Already in Space-Now YOu Have to Avoid *Space Junk* (salon) I read that NASA ordered the shuttle Discover to get out of the way of some space junk yesterday. But here's creepy. Via Eagle Earlier this month, the three space station residents had to take sh.....- 3/24/2009 3:08:01 PM
How did Chet Edwards (Us House District 17) Vote This Last Week? (March 24 2009) (salon) Yes on both-via Houston Chron1. Tax on Bonuses: Passed, 328-93, a bill (HR 1586) levying a 90 percent tax on bonuses paid since Jan. 1 to executives of American International Group (AIG) and other fir.....- 3/24/2009 3:05:01 PM
On Plan B Availability and Frank Corte of Texas (salon) I read the other day that a federal judge has ordered that 17 year olds must have access to the morning after pill, which is an over the counter drug, and that the FDA had overstepped its bounds when .....- 3/24/2009 2:55:23 PM
Golden Cheeked Warblers Return Meridian State Park March 28-29 (salon) Sounds really cool. Via Clifton recordThis endangered bird arrives every March from Central America and Mexico, and with the abundance of juniper cedar at the park, this is one of the birds’ fav.....- 3/24/2009 1:45:45 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 24, 2009 (salon) I'm so torn. I want to watch the House hearing on troops at the Mexican/US Boarder, but I'm also enjoying the Dog and Pony about out money being shipped out the door for crap. Decsisions... decisions......- 3/24/2009 12:40:07 PM
Did the Attempt at Banning a Book in Cleburne (TX) Fail? (salon) I was reading last month about an effort by some overly zealous parents to get rid of a book from the Cleburne High School reading list. Here was the original story from the Cleburne Times-Review of F.....- 3/24/2009 12:02:20 PM
Toll Roads in the Texas Legislature Again (pstern) Dear Texas Lawmakers:  Please vote FOR HB 2557 Representative Linda Harper-Brown authored this bill to revoke a TxDOT Minute Order that requires ALL new capacity to Texas highways .....- 3/24/2009 8:42:52 AM
Torture Update- US Govt Tried to Prevent Binyam Mohamed from Taking Legal Action over torture (salon) This also reminds me of that Australian guy who got out of Gitmo but had to sign something that he would never reveal what happened to him. Creepy. From the UK YahooReprieve director Clive Stafford Sm.....- 3/23/2009 2:48:01 PM
For Wednesday (3/23) Live Blogging the Texas State Board of Education- SBOE Discusses the Science TEKS this week (salon) Here's the schedule from the Texas State Board of Education website.  There's going to be a public hearing on Wednesday that starts at noon, and then the committee meetings beginning on Thursday .....- 3/23/2009 12:48:40 PM
AIG Bonuses: move the $ focus to where it belongs (pstern) Americans are furious over the AIG bonus issue, and rightly so; however, the bonuses are the least of the problems with AIG. The bonuses account for millions of taxpayer dollars, but what about t.....- 3/23/2009 10:41:53 AM
TCEQ Schedules Public Meeting for Chalk Mountain on March 31 2009 at 7 pm (salon) From email sent by KM from Darrell BestWe received notice from the TCEQ yesterday that the Public Meeting is scheduled for March 31st at 7pm at the high school auditorium. Obviously with a large .....- 3/23/2009 8:58:29 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 23 2009 (salon) Somebody told hub the other day that she wasn't going to go to Walmart under any circumstances that day. I was kind of bemused about why, number one, somebody would think going to Walmart was importan.....- 3/23/2009 8:32:54 AM
Closing GITMO: Dick Cheney just needs to herd cattle in Wyoming (pstern) Restoring the U.S. The former Vice President must feel safer now that he has returned to his beloved Wyoming homestead.  He publicly has denounced President Obama's plans to close GITMO in C.....- 3/22/2009 8:29:04 PM
Packing Heat at Tarleton! Sid Miller Wants Guns On Campus (salon) Why?????? from the Stephenville Empire-Tribune.“I’m in favor of anybody who goes through CHL (training) to be able to carry guns on public property,” Miller said...the bill was inspi.....- 3/23/2009 1:32:45 AM
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