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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) - 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) - 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) - 3/26/2009 11:15:36 PM
Palin Too Good To Pray With the McCain Bunch... (salon) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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
*Worm Reptile Monkey People-Texas State Board Of Education Don McLeroy's Nutty Pal Johnson (salon) We noted the other day that dentist Don McLeroy, who\'s in charge of children\'s textbooks and is a creationist, endorses an anti-evolution book by Robert Bowie Johnson, called "Sowing.....- 3/22/2009 7:06:25 PM
Somervell County Commissioner Mike Ford refuses to discuss County business with constituents (pharper) In an email exchange with Somervell County Commissioner Mike Ford last month, he tells a precinct 2 constituent: I will no longer discuss any County business with youThis was after he was being p.....- 3/22/2009 6:44:20 PM
Ode to Paul Krugman - Video (salon) - 3/22/2009 2:56:10 PM
One More Comment on Chris Dodd's Being *Misled* On Bonus Language (salon) I saw the other day that Dodd said, as an excuse for why he added bonus language to a bill that would allow AIG to pay out bonuses, that he was *misled*.The Connecticut Democrat said he was approached.....- 3/22/2009 9:47:15 AM
Fresh Food Grown and Raised by People Threatens Giant Corporations and Conglomerates (salon) From reader OldBridge who sends a link to a very interesting article that explains why the big push of these fake food safety bills that impose burdens on farmers (farmers, that is that arent' part of.....- 3/22/2009 9:34:50 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 22 2009 (salon) Only a matter of time for Brad PittIn Florida, Christian song sparks lawsuit. Parents of two elementary school students last week filed a lawsuit against the St. Johns County School District, saying t.....- 3/22/2009 9:28:26 AM
Can YOU See the Milky Way? Globe At Night Project Lets YOu Check Light Pollution Where You live (salon) Really interesting. We can see the Milky Way very clearly from Somervell County, at least out in the rural area, but I seem to recall the stars being particularly brilliant out in Colorado. Article fr.....- 3/21/2009 4:25:54 PM
Fight! Who's Got Naming Rights to the REAL Texas State Dinosaur? (salon) We only thought that the issue was solved when the Pleurocoelus was changed to Paluxysaurus. Because there's a *new* dino in town, the Technosaurus!  From WFAA.Pan noted that dinosaur tracks beli.....- 3/21/2009 4:22:04 PM
CHRY$LER: symbol of what is wrong in American business (pstern) Enough is enough!  Chrysler is the epitome of greed prevalent in the corporate sector and it should be recognized as the symbol for much our economic woes. The auto compa.....- 3/21/2009 1:12:01 PM
Homeland Security and the Role of Biometrics (salon) - 3/21/2009 10:29:50 AM
Chet Edwards Subcommittee Meetings on Veterans Affairs Not Webcast (salon) I've been looking over the list of committee meetings to see if there are any I would like to listen or watch while they are occurring. I've noticed that, at least for some, while they webcast the hea.....- 3/21/2009 10:23:52 AM
AIG Using Bailout Money to Sue... the Government (salon) - 3/21/2009 7:37:37 AM
Ruminations Of the Easily Amused for March 21 2009 (salon) Octomom from FarkOne of the side effects of getting rid of Dish is that I didn't think I would be able to watch The Tudors. NOT SO!!! Woo-hoo! Season 3 Episode 1 is HERE! So... Bush wanted people to b.....- 3/21/2009 8:39:20 AM
National Center for Science Has a Youtube Channel Now (salon) - 3/20/2009 11:47:57 PM
How'd All This AIG Mess Happen (salon) The Big Takeover, from Rolling Stone the lion's share of the bailout money has gone to the larger, so-called "systemically important" banks. "It's like Treasury is picking winners .....- 3/20/2009 10:03:28 PM
Into the Future (salon) - 3/20/2009 10:01:28 PM
Another Personal Note (salon) In case you read the last one. I didn't think I would be quite this upset at this point, but I am. My father has had another surgery, that makes three within the space of a month and is intensive care.....- 3/20/2009 9:35:54 PM
Cool Musical Video (salon) - 3/20/2009 8:15:01 PM
Power Of One Solar Car-Beats Distance Records (salon) - 3/20/2009 5:03:38 PM
Planning Committee Meeting Last night for City of Glen Rose (March 19 2009) (salon) Went to the planning committee meeting last night to see what the results were of the poll that was taken at the last meeting.  First up, here are documents by the consultants, as sent by Mygnonn.....- 3/20/2009 4:05:25 PM
Audio of Somervell County Commissioner's Court for March 16 2009 (salon) - 3/20/2009 2:33:21 PM
Must be Spring Break-Fossil Rim Really Busy Today.. and other Spring Photos (salon) I was out driving into town and saw a whole lot of cars on the road today, looked over at Fossil Rim and not only was the parking lot full but the cars were parked all up next to the Buffalo pasture. .....- 3/20/2009 2:14:52 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 20 2009 (salon) Molly Ivins warned about AIG in 1999. Via Brains and Eggs. Dang, even with the "Too Big to Fail" motto.Drunkie Bride upset that her picture out on the internet. Hey, guess what, if you'.....- 3/20/2009 12:21:54 PM
City of Glen Rose to Have Executive Session on March 24 2009 on Real Estate Property (salon) Wonder what real estate this is? Anybody know? Surely they wouldn't be talking about the 4b tax waterpark-related property before the committee even votes to approve it? Right?  via Mygnonne TNOT.....- 3/20/2009 10:54:58 AM
Who's on the Texas Legislative Conference That Chose T Boone Pickens as Texan of the Year? (salon) I saw that T Boone Pickens was chosen as Texan of the Year by the TLC, and given the award by Rick Perry. From the New Braunfels Chamber, where the conference took place.Texas Legislative ConferenceT......- 3/20/2009 10:45:01 AM
WSJ Opinion Column Says AIG is NOT *Too Big To Fail* (salon) Excellent read. Let 'em go into Chapter 11....there is far too little debate on the government's willingness to back all of AIG's obligations.The company claims any failure by the government to do so .....- 3/20/2009 10:09:49 AM
Watched 30Rock on Hulu Last night and it worked pretty good (salon) There wasn't one time when the screen started buffering or stopped to rebuffer like the streaming Netflix player (which uses silverlight) does. In fact, we tested them both. Watched a couple of episod.....- 3/20/2009 10:07:21 AM
Somervell County Commissioner's Court- Notice of Special Session for March 23 2009 (salon) via Mary  Ann Million.COMMISSIONER’S COURT MEETING OF SPECIAL SESSION OF SOMERVELL COUNTY  TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: PURSUANT TO THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT, NOTICE I.....- 3/20/2009 8:44:06 AM
LET'S GARDEN IN GLEN ROSE, TOO! (humanbeing)  White House to break ground on 'kitchen garden'By DARLENE SUPERVILLE – 2 hours agoWASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is getting a new garden.First lady Michelle Obama is schedule.....- 3/19/2009 8:45:05 PM
Money Laundering Still Just Fine in Texas- No New Ruling in TRMPAC Case (salon) - 3/19/2009 5:03:53 PM
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