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State Officials Need to Mind Their Own Business (pstern) Once again the state is interfering in people's lives. It is NOT government's job to tell women they must have ultrasound tests before getting an abortion.  I recommend instead that sta.....- 2/24/2009 4:43:06 PM
I Resolve To Avoid Any News Article That Uses the Word Czar (salon) Once again the state is interfering in people's lives. It is NOT government's job to tell women they must have ultrasound tests before getting an abortion.  I recommend instead that sta.....- 2/24/2009 2:49:41 PM
Microsoft tells laid-off workers to keep extra severance pay (pharper) Microsoft Corp. will let about two dozen laid-off workers who were overpaid severance keep the money, the company's head of human resources said Monday afternoon.The decision was a quick turn-about fo.....- 2/24/2009 2:38:09 PM
Apocalypse for Cartoons- Newspapers to suspend Cartoons (salon) Saw this via Derfcity, which is one of my favorite cartoons to read and which I see in Funny Times.The newspaper industry overall, both the daily and weekly "alternative" press, is in a stat.....- 2/24/2009 10:59:52 AM
Heh! Andy Borowitz- GOP Practicing Grumpy Looks for Obama Speech (salon) via Huffington PostTo ensure that their faces look as stricken as possible, Republicans have been drawing inspiration from disparate sources, such as the look Frank Langella gave when Hugh Jackman sat.....- 2/24/2009 10:55:32 AM
Video-John McCain Seems to be Seriously Upset about Obama's Helicopter (salon) via Huffington PostTo ensure that their faces look as stricken as possible, Republicans have been drawing inspiration from disparate sources, such as the look Frank Langella gave when Hugh Jackman sat.....- 2/24/2009 10:35:01 AM
JFK Assassination-And that Sixth Floor Window From Which Oswald Shot Him (salon) I've been reading "Family of Secrets" by Russ Baker, and only this morning was reading about the various CIA people involved and around Dallas (or, conspicuously, not) at the time of the JFK.....- 2/24/2009 10:16:14 AM
Oops. Energy Future Holdings is Worth 9 Billion Bucks Less Than When Bought 2 Years Ago (salon) from the DMNEFH, formerly TXU Corp. until a buyout in 2007 took the company private, said Monday it will take a noncash goodwill impairment charge of $8.9 billion when it announces fourth-quarter resu.....- 2/24/2009 9:56:47 AM
Went to the Glen Rose City Planning Meeting last night (salon) Pretty interesting, lots of audience participation. Basically, the people who are being hired to do some city planning for the City of Glen Rose had a slide show presentation discussing their methodol.....- 2/24/2009 9:26:57 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused- Feb 24 2009 (salon) Pretty hilarious letter, from 2003, from Bill Gates about trying to go get MovieMaker off the Windows site.  You'll laugh when you read this... then go listen to this audio.I'll miss Jon Stauber......- 2/24/2009 9:17:04 AM
High Bioterrorism Risk One Main Reason for Glen Rose Medical Center Expansion-Gary Marks (salon) salon.glenrose.net/default.aspWe were interested in seeing the HRSA application that Gary Marks, as CEO of the Glen Rose Medical Center, dba for Glen Rose Medical Foundation filled out to apply for gr.....- 2/24/2009 12:08:39 AM
Somervell County Commissioner's Court Special Session Feb 23 09 (salon) Went down to the commissioner's court this morning mainly to hear what would be said about the failure of the hospital district election. Here's MP3 (audio) of the entire meeting. (best if you have a .....- 2/23/2009 10:27:36 PM
Oscar Snark (salon) I thoroughly enjoyed watching the Oscars last night. Best part was the video where Ben Stiller made fun of Joaquim Phoenix. Loved when, during J Anniston's turn onstage, the camera went to A Jolie. Re.....- 2/23/2009 12:40:58 PM
Reminder- Comprehensive Plan for City of Glen Rose-Citizen Input is TONIGHT (Feb 23 2009) (salon) I thoroughly enjoyed watching the Oscars last night. Best part was the video where Ben Stiller made fun of Joaquim Phoenix. Loved when, during J Anniston's turn onstage, the camera went to A Jolie. Re.....- 2/23/2009 8:35:35 AM
Video-Ben Stiller at the Oscars-Hilar! (salon) I thoroughly enjoyed watching the Oscars last night. Best part was the video where Ben Stiller made fun of Joaquim Phoenix. Loved when, during J Anniston's turn onstage, the camera went to A Jolie. Re.....- 2/22/2009 11:13:27 PM
Somervell County Commissioner Mike Ford Solicited funds for Lions Club using County Equipment (pharper) I have read many emails from Mike Ford. Some are signed Mike, some are signed Mike Ford, and some like below are signed with the formal "Mike Ford, County Commissioner, Pct. #2, Somervell County&.....- 2/22/2009 1:14:59 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Feb 22 2009 (salon) Oscar Night Tonight! Planning to hunker down and settle in around 6, although the Red Carpet show may not start till 7 (CST). Because we're Netflix people, we don't really see any of these movies till.....- 2/22/2009 12:31:51 PM
More data on Squaw Valley Golf Course losing business (pharper) The green fee income totals I posted before are the net figures for the county – the Golf Pro’s 15% has already been deducted.  Same with the cart rental figures.The county has chosen.....- 2/22/2009 11:06:39 AM
Went to Rough Creek Lodge Last Night for Dinner (salon) for a special occasion. Wow! We'd been there before some years back, but because it's more pricey than your basic restaurant eatery (75 per person w/o wine) we just hadn't gone again. Forgot how .....- 2/22/2009 10:42:30 AM
On the Life & Health Newsletter That Came in the Mail from Glen Rose Medical Center (salon) I mentioned yesterday that a goodly part of the newsletter is a solicitation for monetary *gifts* for the Dr Roger E Marks Foundation. Wanted to briefly talk about the whole advertising. I think it.....- 2/22/2009 10:27:24 AM
The 2-Party System Still Hurts Americans (pstern) It took at least one decade to get the U.S. into such dire economic straits.  Although the GOP had at least 7 years to get us moving towards a better direction under the G.W. Bush admin.....- 2/22/2009 8:52:05 AM
What Happened to Accountability and Transparency????? Obama Offends Daily (salon) A friend of mine told me recently that she hoped watching corruption at a close level without seeing principled and ethical changes wouldn't make me a cynic. Probably won't, I'm a huge idealist, but I.....- 2/22/2009 10:59:27 AM
HOW TO GET STARTED (humanbeing) A friend of mine told me recently that she hoped watching corruption at a close level without seeing principled and ethical changes wouldn't make me a cynic. Probably won't, I'm a huge idealist, but I.....- 2/21/2009 10:00:08 AM
Rose Beck and the Glen Rose Health Care Partnership LLC Feb 21 09 (salon) Saw in the Bosque County paper for Feb 18, 2009 that Rose Beck has still made no payment for the sale of Meridian Manor. $30,000 of it was due on Jan 12. Marion Hensley, board president said the sales.....- 2/21/2009 9:16:57 AM
The Dr Roger E Marks Foundation As Described in the Glen Rose Medical Center Brochure of Feb 2009 (salon) Got a brochure in the mail today sent out by the Glen Rose Medical Center-more on that in a separate post. I noticed that, on the back, there was a blurb about giving money to the Dr Roger E Marks Fou.....- 2/21/2009 8:06:06 AM
James Ray Smith of Glen Rose (TX) Made Sex Calls to Young Girls (salon) From NBC/DFW NewsEw.Smith called cell phone numbers at random until he heard a young-sounding female voice, and then would call back repeatedly, sending graphic text messages and sexually-explicit pho.....- 2/20/2009 11:13:08 PM
Governor Rick Perry: *Enemy of the People* (pstern)    Remember back in October 2006 "proper" Perry pounced on the diversion of tax dollars?    One month before the elections our "beloved" and &quo.....- 2/20/2009 10:46:31 PM
Planting the Seed (humanbeing) What if some of the county's spaces that are currently just large expanses of lawn to be watered and manicured were leased out to industrious citizen coops or families or individuals as plots for grow.....- 2/20/2009 10:57:39 PM
Facebook Won't Let You Remove Dead Relative's Page (salon) As Consumerist says, sounds like a company that thinks IT owns all the content. The dilemma I had was that he had posted a lot of personal information such as phone number, company website, email addr.....- 2/20/2009 3:24:42 PM
Yeah. Dallas Taxpayers Could be Paying up to 1 Mil Smacks Per Year for Bush Security (salon) At least until Bush puts up his big ole security gate, paid for, thank goodness, by HIM, and not the city. The FW Star-Telegram says his neighbors want to thank him.Yeah. Thank You Sir.. May I have An.....- 2/20/2009 1:36:59 PM
Zygotes and the Era Preceding Roe V Wade (salon) I read a bit ago that the House in North Dakota has approved a measure which would give a fertilized human egg the same rights as a human being. Right. As honji says.I’m not advocating abortion,.....- 2/20/2009 1:14:12 PM
Somervell County Commissioners Court-Special Session Agenda for FEb 23 2009 (salon) I read a bit ago that the House in North Dakota has approved a measure which would give a fertilized human egg the same rights as a human being. Right. As honji says.I’m not advocating abortion,.....- 2/20/2009 12:07:05 PM
What about Obama and Guantanemo Bay.. and Torture? (salon) I continue to be disturbed by the first steps of the Obama administration with regard to Guantanemo Bay prisoners. I had honestly hoped that the abuses of the Bush administration would be not only ove.....- 2/20/2009 12:00:15 PM
Congress to Visit Redress for Citizens Injured by FDA-Approved Complex Medical Devices (salon) Wrote about Medtronic back in 2007. Seems since then that the SCOTU ruled last year that if the FDA approved the sale of complex medical devices, then those who believed themselves injured somehow wer.....- 2/20/2009 11:20:32 AM
Squaw Valley Golf Course lost business in 2008 and cost Somervell County taxpayers (pharper) According to some data that I discovered, it appears the Squaw Valley Golf Course is losing business. 75% of the rounds played are from out of county residents but the in county residents paid through.....- 2/20/2009 11:13:39 AM
Some in Parker County (TX) Don't like Upper Trinity GCD Rules (salon) People in Parker County think the Upper Trinity GCD is overstepping its bounds.The developers and cities are at odds with the district over temporary rules that took effect Jan. 1 that require a 2-acr.....- 2/20/2009 10:07:46 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Feb 20 2009 (salon) First laugh of the day. Some guy named Ray Comfort has written a book about leading an atheist to evidence. I was up on Amazon reading the reviews, and there, on the Helpful Side was a review by Gen J.....- 2/20/2009 9:59:25 AM
She Just Wants To Wear Her Mask At School.. and Her Name isn't Jason (salon) Chicago Tribune via DetentionSlipA Joliet elementary school teacher who suffers from severe allergies is on leave this week as she battles school district officials who have barred her from wearing a .....- 2/19/2009 11:14:58 PM
Who's This Guy Walker Who Donated 3500 to Chet Edwards? Nobody Really Knows (salon) Odd story about a man, John Walker,  who said he worked for a defense lobbying firm and donated money to a number of congresspersons. That same defense lobbying firm, PMA, is under investigation .....- 2/19/2009 11:04:05 PM
Luminant emails discovered: They notified GRCC on 12/21 about NRC meetings, 24 hours prior to public notice (pharper) Discovered through open records requests, the Luminant public representative is gathering support before the dates for the hearing are even publically announced by the NRC (on 12/22 here), therefore g.....- 2/19/2009 11:26:12 PM
Did DHS Designate Undocumented Immigrants as Aggravated Felons Without Justification (salon) From Latina Lista - She points out that some of the supposed aggravated felonies can be considered to be misdemeanors.So, it was surprising to see that after all the times the Department of Homel.....- 2/19/2009 10:27:49 PM
Video- *Hospital* (salon) From Latina Lista - She points out that some of the supposed aggravated felonies can be considered to be misdemeanors.So, it was surprising to see that after all the times the Department of Homel.....- 2/19/2009 5:54:55 PM
UNT Astronomers Find Pieces of that Meteor in West, Texas (salon) Interesting how they found it.  From the Weatherford Democrat.“The pieces that we found have beautiful ablation crust. And it’s black like charcoal. Underneath this crust the color of.....- 2/19/2009 3:48:17 PM
Excellent Editorial on Who's To Blame for ER Mess (salon) from the Weatherford DemocratWe should also consider the fact that we, as a society, endorse the fact that hospitals are required to treat those in need. If someone walks through needing life-saving t.....- 2/19/2009 3:44:35 PM
Annoying Email O Day- Airplanes Flying Over Your House Taking Photos (salon) Yes, I know some people really like this. I don't.We are a USA based aerial photography service specializing in low altitude oblique aerial photography. We use both our Cessna airplane and helicopters.....- 2/19/2009 2:59:52 PM
Michael *RNC* Steele to Update GOP Image with Hip-Hoppers and One-Armed Midgets (salon) Um. Not making this up. From Washington Times.... We want to convey that the modern-day GOP looks like the conservative party that stands on principles. But we want to apply them to urban-surburban hi.....- 2/19/2009 2:50:38 PM
Hah! UK Bars Fred Phelps From Entering the Country (salon) YahooAn anti-gay U.S. Christian preacher and his daughter have been barred from entering Britain as they could spread "extremism and hatred," the British government said Thursday.The Reveren.....- 2/19/2009 11:07:44 AM
Stop Bailing Out These Crooks! UBS Conspired to Defraud US of Taxes Owed by the Rich (salon) I can't remember if UBS got some of my taxpayer money when the Govt decided it was okay to stiff the public and help out their cronies. Maybe it was only the Swiss government that helped them out. The.....- 2/19/2009 10:46:31 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Feb 19 2009 (salon) Going to start a new type of post here today and every day (unless I"m ... sick... out of town... forget). If it gets to be afternoon and one of the other regular posters wants to start it, pleas.....- 2/19/2009 10:08:19 AM
Blasting Away Mountaintops- Appeals Court Says Go Right Ahead, Mining Companies (salon) I hope they appeal this to the SCOTU. In the central Appalachians, including West Virginia, mining companies have lopped up to 300 metres off hundreds of mountains, destroying biologically diverse har.....- 2/19/2009 9:54:01 AM
HOSPITALS IN TEXAS (humanbeing) The link below offers a lot of information about the hospitals here in Texas. Every county that is colored has a Hospital District. The + signs tell if a hospital is public, military, non-profit or pr.....- 2/19/2009 9:26:15 AM
Why not Debt Forgiveness? (pstern) Why not just use "debt forgiveness" instead of all the bail-outs and prospective mortgage saving plans which are more complicated and yet unproven in success rates.Debt forgiveness has been .....- 2/19/2009 3:58:36 AM
Heh! The FCC Fielded 28,000 Calls on Tuesday about the DTV switch (salon) Even though the deadline fo go to digital isn't till June, some stations already did it. I noticed that the Waco station we had on channel 10 is gone today. Guess it's time to see about getting a conv.....- 2/18/2009 11:40:07 PM
*Bail-out* (pstern) Soon American dictionaries may have a new definition for this word, perhaps something like:  ...a process by which a Federal Government relieves the financial disarray, monetary chaos&n.....- 2/18/2009 8:53:54 PM
WHY GRMC LOST THE VOTE (humanbeing) In my opinion, GRMC lost the vote for the creation of a Hospital District, not because it is deficient or underhanded in some way, but because they did not present their case satisfactorily to the com.....- 2/18/2009 8:58:22 PM
Comanche Peak on the Short List for Taxpayer Loans (salon) The field of U.S. companies competing for $18.5 billion in government-backed loans to build new nuclear plants has narrowed to five from about 14 last year, company sources said. Officials with two pr.....- 2/18/2009 7:21:09 PM
Ooops! Sarah Palin Owes Back Taxes on the Per Diem She was Charging Alaskans (salon) Remember this?  and this?Ms Not-So-Ethical has to pay taxes on that per-diem ripoff. From the Alaska Daily News.Gov. Sarah Palin must pay income taxes on thousands of dollars in expense.....- 2/18/2009 6:54:38 PM
Banking Fraud Billionnaire Allen Stanford Gave John Cornyn a Trip to the Caribbean in 2004 (salon) To a resort, no less. And Cornyn took his wife. "It was strictly a fact-finding trip. They have offices in Houston, and they were doing a lot of business out of Antigua,"Oh. Please. I wish *.....- 2/18/2009 3:40:06 PM
You? Student at UT Austin? Your Tuition Going Up! You? Administrator? Have a Big Ole Raise! (salon) Be sure to take your barf bag with you before you read this.The budget for administrative jobs that paid $200,000 or more at some point between 2004 and 2008 rose from $5.9 million to $8.2 million, or.....- 2/18/2009 2:57:10 PM
About that Economic Assessment Report Commissioned by Gary Marks/Glen Rose Medical Center (salon) Had an interesting and informative talk with Mr. Hanagriff of Hanagriff Consulting Inc this morning re the Economic Impact report that Mr Marks commissioned and made reference to in his meetings to se.....- 2/18/2009 1:44:35 PM
City of Glen Rose 4-B Tax Committee Meeting from Feb 12 2009 (salon) courtesy of Mygnonne TMINUTES OF MEETINGCITY OF GLEN ROSE4-B TAX ADVISORY BOARDFEBRUARY 12, 2009 - 6:00 PMCOUNCIL CHAMBERS – TOWN HALL PRESIDENT CONNALLY MILLER CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER .....- 2/18/2009 12:05:15 PM
Saw Rose Beck (Glen Rose Healthcare Partnership Inc) For a Brief Moment Last Night (salon) Hub and I went down to the board meeting that governs Meridian Manor in Bosque County last night.  Readers will recall that, according to the Bosque County News,Ms Beck has taken over running Mer.....- 2/18/2009 12:59:46 PM
MY LETTER TO THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (humanbeing) Sir, I adamantly object to the proposed addition of reactors 3 and 4 at Comanche Peak Power Station for these reasons: 1. The projected amount of water required for the cooling system is unacceptab.....- 2/17/2009 7:50:13 PM
Heh! Time Magazine Thinks Daily Kos has Jumped the Shark (salon) In its list of Most Overrated Blogs for 2009.For me, I quit going to that site a couple of years ago (and studiously avoided any sites that even LOOKED like or incorporated the name as a Me Too kind o.....- 2/17/2009 11:17:38 AM
Video-Contaminated Water from Gas/Oil Waste in Deberry (Panola County) Texas (salon) In its list of Most Overrated Blogs for 2009.For me, I quit going to that site a couple of years ago (and studiously avoided any sites that even LOOKED like or incorporated the name as a Me Too kind o.....- 2/17/2009 11:01:25 AM
Governor and state lawmakers continue to divert accountability (pstern) .Does it ever end?  Gov. Rick Perry and legislators are trying to divert their accountability unto local government to build and maintain roadways. http://www.statesman.com/news/co.....- 2/17/2009 10:39:34 AM
Oilfield Waste Spewed All Over the Ground in Booger County (Robertson) Texas (salon) .Does it ever end?  Gov. Rick Perry and legislators are trying to divert their accountability unto local government to build and maintain roadways. http://www.statesman.com/news/co.....- 2/17/2009 9:36:17 AM
Open Government From the Obama Administration? Not So Much..... (salon) Yahoo newsLast week, Attorney General Eric Holder announced a review of every court case in which the Bush administration used a different legal tool to preserve secrecy: the state secrets privilege i.....- 2/17/2009 9:31:31 AM
Heh-Video-Have YOU Ever Missed a Flight? (salon) Yahoo newsLast week, Attorney General Eric Holder announced a review of every court case in which the Bush administration used a different legal tool to preserve secrecy: the state secrets privilege i.....- 2/17/2009 9:23:29 AM
Don't Bother to Pay for Call Blocking Services Anymore (salon) No more anonymous caller. From Wired.A new service set for launch Tuesday allows cellphone users to unmask the Caller ID on  blocked incoming calls, obtaining the phone number, and in some cases .....- 2/17/2009 9:18:50 AM
Facebook Changes Terms of Service-We Own Your Content Forever (salon) I nominally have a Facebook account-I created it only to see how it worked and what was on it, but wasn't much interested in maintaining it. Heck, after reading THIS from Consumerist, maybe for sure I.....- 2/17/2009 8:43:05 AM
About the Huge Fireball in North Texas- FAA Says it was NOT Space Junk (salon) I really had to laugh when I read that the FAA said that that big ole fireball in the sky wsa NOT junk coming down out of the sky because of the satellites in space colliding. No.It was a METEOR!Now, .....- 2/16/2009 5:31:32 PM
Excellent Quote about Bi-Partisanship (salon) from Whatever.....when the GOP enforces a party line vote against the stimulus bill and then goes on Sunday morning talk shows to complain about the lack of bipartisanship in the White House, it&rsquo.....- 2/16/2009 5:07:03 PM
Sid Miller (Tx House District 59) Switches Committee Assignments in new Lege Term (salon) from the Stephenville Empire-Tribune. He's no longer on the Ag committee but now on Business and Industry.He said the committee is one of the top three coveted committees in the House and oversee.....- 2/16/2009 1:52:29 PM
How Long Has Rose Beck Been Contracting for the Glen Rose Medical Nursing Home LLC? (salon) At one of the Town Hall meetings I attended, some were very adament that Rose Beck has never worked for the Glen Rose Medical Center Nursing Home as an employee, but as a contractor. Wondering, maybe .....- 2/16/2009 1:50:30 PM
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