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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) 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 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) 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 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) 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.....- 3/20/2009 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) 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 10:01:28 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) 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 8:15:01 PM
Power Of One Solar Car-Beats Distance Records (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 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) 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 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)  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 5:03:53 PM
One Can Only Laugh- Banning Cartoons Bil in Iowa (salon)  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 5:01:59 PM
The E-Reader Battles Continue-Sony Inks Deal with Google (salon) I definitely plan to get an e-reader in the next year or two after all the dust settles. I can't decide at this point which e-reader I'd like to purchase and who knows which vendor might make another .....- 3/19/2009 4:01:51 PM
Oops. Axelrod Says People Aren't Thinking about AIG (salon) but instead, they're thinking about their own jobs. WRONG!!! We're all thinking about AIG AND we're thinking about our jobs. Now, admittedly, my family is a bit more tuned in politically than some oth.....- 3/19/2009 3:40:45 PM
More Stuff Floating Around in My Head-What Does Charles Manson Look Like Now? (salon) Yes, I already had some Ruminations today but then I saw this picture of Manson, who is now a really old man but still looks deranged and evil.In case you're too young to know who Charles Manson is or.....- 3/19/2009 3:28:19 PM
More AIG Mess- Chris Dodd Caught in Lies About His Part in the Bonuses (salon) For a brief moment during the primaries last year, I entertained the thought of Dodd being president.Dodd wasn't just thought to have put in a provision to help AIG execs get thoses bonuses but he lie.....- 3/19/2009 2:15:35 PM
A Few Reading Notes from the Local Glen Rose Reporter Newspaper for March 19 2009 (salon) I have said this before but the paper gets better and better. I like the layout, the photos, the news, and the human interest stories. There's a really cute picture of people fishing off the weir at B.....- 3/19/2009 12:48:02 PM
Movie Watch- Golden Compass - But there was no Ending! (salon) I had started to watch Golden Compass last year but was put off by Dish's PPV terms. It was the first movie (probably more now) where, once you paid for it, you only had X amount of time to watch it. .....- 3/19/2009 10:50:07 AM
Ruminations Of the Easily Amused for March 19 2009 (salon) That meeting at City Hall tonight to talk about what the results of the planning meeting last month were.. is tonight. -6:00 pmWhy were troops sent into an Alabama town after a crime spree? Hello.....- 3/19/2009 10:25:06 AM
Texas Politics: Time to act with intelligence and speed (pstern) Legislators need to "get on the ball" Dear Lawmakers: The Texas community needs positive change.  Decade-long political games and maneuvering have no place in today's governme.....- 3/19/2009 5:31:21 AM
TAHC (Texas Animal Health Commission) Meeting for Feb 24 2009 (salon) Legislators need to "get on the ball" Dear Lawmakers: The Texas community needs positive change.  Decade-long political games and maneuvering have no place in today's governme.....- 3/18/2009 2:41:14 PM
Religious News and Notes for March 18 2009 (salon) Federal Judge Orders a couple of counties in KY to pay ACLU $400,000 because they posted the 10 commandments.Interesting study-the more religious you are, apparently, the more likely you are, if you h.....- 3/18/2009 1:40:31 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 18 2009 (salon) Going to switch over to get HD signals today-got a usb device that has a place for the antenna we built to screw in (via coax) and other inputs. Because it's an ATI HD/TV card, we'll also be able to r.....- 3/18/2009 1:16:48 PM
Liddy Finds Those Dang Bonuses *Distasteful*- Pinkies Up Time! (salon) Going to switch over to get HD signals today-got a usb device that has a place for the antenna we built to screw in (via coax) and other inputs. Because it's an ATI HD/TV card, we'll also be able to r.....- 3/18/2009 12:48:20 PM
Texas Continues Its Attempt at Downward Science Spiral (salon) What! It's not bad enough that Texas is the laughing stock of the country and the world because of the yokels that sit on the State Board of Education and are trying to covertly push the teaching of c.....- 3/18/2009 12:30:48 PM
NRC May finish its review process of additonal reactors for Comanche Peak by 2011 (salon) even though, of course, the design isn't even certified.When private equity investors bought Luminant, formerly called TXU, in 2007, the buyers said they would keep the company for at least five years.....- 3/18/2009 11:10:00 AM
AIG Hearing on Wednesday - Live Blog Testing -Come Join Me (salon) AIG HearingHere's the link to the hearinghttp://financialservices.house.gov/htbin/leave_site?ln_url=http://boss.streamos.com/wmedia-live/financialserv/16489/300_financialserv-qwertyuiop_070131.asx&.....- 3/18/2009 9:29:52 AM
More Criminal Activitiy by AIG-About those bonuses (salon) AIG HearingHere's the link to the hearinghttp://financialservices.house.gov/htbin/leave_site?ln_url=http://boss.streamos.com/wmedia-live/financialserv/16489/300_financialserv-qwertyuiop_070131.asx&.....- 3/17/2009 4:44:01 PM
Happy St Patricks Day- My (Partial) Irish Ancestry (salon) I was remembering last night that when I was a kid the expression "Erin Go Bragh" was everywhere, at least around our house. Means *Ireland Forever*. My line through my father's family were .....- 3/17/2009 12:23:34 PM
POLITICAL GAMES: Focus on Voter ID a Political Tactic to Avoid Other Issues (pstern) The time has come for real change. The political games being played in the Texas Legislature, focusing attention on the issue of voter ID, is an age-old ploy by lawmakers to push aside more urgen.....- 3/16/2009 7:02:53 PM
GETTING SOMETHING OFF MY CHEST! (humanbeing) I'm fed up with Americans who are obsessed with blaming someone else for our problems. The esteemed economics professor from New York, Nouriel Roubini, said the other day that most  Americans hav.....- 3/16/2009 7:24:04 PM
Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Crofts-Rules For Texas Moment of Silence Law (salon) ...the judges also found language in the law that ultimately took effect expressly allowed for any silent use of the time.The Crofts sued after they said an elementary teacher told one of their childr.....- 3/16/2009 5:03:10 PM
About that Happy Hill Court Case.. and Some Random Facts (salon) I was curious to see what the latest was on the court case being lodged against Happy Hill  I pass Happy Hill quite often and had wondered about how it runs, etc. So here\'s a few details......- 3/16/2009 3:08:14 PM
What is the Nuclear Energy Future Holdings LLC? (salon) I saw in the open record Warranty Deeds last week that Luminant Generation Co LLC has been sold to Nuclear Energy Future Holding LLC, which is a Delaware LLC. Looks like that has somthing to do with l.....- 3/16/2009 2:28:11 PM
What about all the Nuclear Waste from Nuclear Power Plants? Diablo Canyon to Bury It (salon) because nobody knows what the fool to do with it. When you read this, notice that one *solution* was to put it in polar ice caps. Yuh-huh. From Wired.This summer, dozens of workers at the Diablo Canyo.....- 3/16/2009 2:13:18 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 16, 2009 (salon) How come this guy, Daniel Smith, in the military who raped a Philipino girl is still being protected? Did King David have a homosexual affair with Jonathan, son of Saul? (look at items 10-14.....- 3/16/2009 2:03:30 PM
Bad Texas Lege Bill O Day- From Phil King - About TCEQ and Nuclear Power Plants (salon) Not sure why Phil King is in on this, since he doesn't have any nuclear power plants in HIS back yard! But anyway, this came from Ken Kramer of Sierra Club.One of the more egregious bills introduced t.....- 3/16/2009 1:41:22 PM
Duh! Obama Admin Bracing for a Backlash about the BAILOUT (salon) I know there are people out there who thought the bailout was Just Fine and Dandy. You'd think from reading various articles that Democrats Love the Bailouts and Republicans Hate Them. Not so cut and .....- 3/16/2009 1:13:26 PM
Why Is Everybody in Glen Rose In Such a Rush To Spend Money? Water Park Redux. (salon) Iwas writing a few minutes ago about an article I saw in the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper, about the proposed water park which will, if passed, cost more than 4.2 million bucks. It's still not clear t.....- 3/16/2009 12:49:22 PM
4B Tax Board Prez Suggests You Submit Your Comments about Waterpark to Glen Rose Town Hall (salon) I forgot that we have the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper going to the PO box instead of our home so we were late in looking at the latest issues. The last issue, in particular, from March 12, 2009 is pa.....- 3/16/2009 12:22:04 PM
Picture Showing Proposed Water Evaporation from Comanche Peak's Untested Reactors (salon) click link to see bigger.Notice, as the footnotes show, that right now there's an agreement between Luminant and BRA (Brazos River Authority) to supply water from Lake Granbury. But the biggie is that.....- 3/16/2009 11:41:25 AM
Somervell County Salon Interviewed by Texas Watchdog for Sunshine Week (salon) Thanks, Jennifer Peebles! LINK Citizen journalist lets the sun shine into Somervell public meetings Glen Rose, Texas, is not exactly a town most folks would think of as pushing the envelope. .....- 3/16/2009 11:09:25 AM
Discrepancy on the DADS Website for Glen Rose Medical Center Nursing Home LLC (salon) One of our regular readers pointed out that there is a difference between the violation information that we posted in mid-February, 2009 to what is posted now on the DADS website. I called up DADS to .....- 3/16/2009 9:58:28 AM
Went to the new Netflix Player Last night (March 2009) -UGH! (salon) We don't have the greatest connection because we live in the boonies, but with the older player, we could pause it for a little bit to allow the streaming to catch up, and then watch again. At least t.....- 3/15/2009 7:53:54 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 15, 2009 (salon) Best funny title for an article, from Gawker. - Evil Cheney Rears Penguin Head, Still Evil [Evil Live]  - hehLitlte girls reaching for Jonas Brother's junk - from SlogCompare with the print ad Di.....- 3/15/2009 5:59:05 PM
Is religion itself driving people away from God? (salon) I've seen a number of headlines this last week about the study that came out that said less people say they are Christian and more people say they don't have a religion. Some of the places that publis.....- 3/15/2009 4:53:33 PM
Experian move creates 'secret' credit scores (pharper) By Liz Pulliam WestonMSN MoneyExperian wants to keep you in the dark.There's really no other way to characterize the credit bureau's decision to stop selling FICO credit scores to individuals as of Fe.....- 3/15/2009 12:13:06 PM
Proposed AIG Bonuses (pstern) A political ployAfter reviewing more about the proposed AIG bonuses, mostly to executives but also to around 6,400 employees, what seems to be occurring is merely a political ploy by AIG --- of which .....- 3/15/2009 10:40:41 AM
Housekeeping Update- I see Firefox doesn't read this site correctly (salon) Sigh. I, about 2 weeks ago, decided to add some stuff to the site and recode it with Divs instead of tables (HTML afficionados will know what I speak of). Works GREAT in IE. But apparently not so much.....- 3/15/2009 10:20:11 AM
Look Out! Congress Wants to Push Mandatory NAIS-On the hearing last week (salon) I looked the other day on Congress's website and, although the hearing was streamed on the internet, they didn't save any audio or video from it. I'd like to know why the heck not. At any rate, here's.....- 3/14/2009 2:59:27 PM
Buh-Bye Family Farms and Ranches- Congress Sneaking Mandatory NAIS into Bill (salon) From DCExaminerOn the pro-regulation side, lobbying records and congressional testimony show, are McDonalds, the National Pork Producers Council, the National Milk Producer Federation, and some techno.....- 3/14/2009 2:47:51 PM
Glad I Don't Live in Arlington (Texas)-Residents Sue About New Stadium and Randol Mill Road (salon) Go read this to see what Arlington proposes these people who live in an apartment complex do.A north Arlington apartment complex has sued the city, saying that Dallas Cowboys stadium traffic will driv.....- 3/14/2009 2:22:37 PM
What the Fool is This Cheesecakey Pic of Texas Senator Wendy Davis??? (salon) Iwas reading the FW Star-Telegram this morning about a bill involving counties having the ability to regulate gas drilling in unincorporated areas (yay!) but why the fool is that the picture of Wen.....- 3/14/2009 2:11:24 PM
What a Dumb Bill! Paying Texas Students For Good Grades (salon) Look. If you want, as a parent, to reward your kid for good grades (some might call it a bribe), that's your business. There are lots of parents in this world who choose NOT to do that with their own .....- 3/14/2009 1:50:39 PM
Death of Newspapers Reason # 2 - The Revolution Away from the Publishing Industry (salon) Here's Reason #1.I read a great article this morning that presents the dilemna of the newspaper industry in terms of a revolution that has already begun to happen towards a future that is still undefi.....- 3/14/2009 1:26:46 PM
Obama Quits Using the Term *Enemy Combatants*-but Nothing Changes for Detainees (salon) Why'd they change?Because a Judge told them to come up with the definition. But that's won't change much for the detainees at the U.S. naval base in Cuba - Mr. Obama still asserts the military's autho.....- 3/14/2009 9:36:21 AM
Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) Gets AMVETS award (salon) Edwards Honored with National AMVETS Congressional Award Given to Only One Member of Congress (Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Representative Chet Edwards was honored by the national veterans grou.....- 3/13/2009 2:47:06 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 13 2009 (salon) IT"S FRIDAY THE !3th-AGAIN!!! RUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNAre John Mayer and Jenn Anniston still dating?Bernie Madoff Cry Party-His Cell the Size of One of his Walk-In Closets. Booooooo-HOO!Rick Perry is.....- 3/13/2009 3:16:43 PM
So.. FDIC Didn't collect from Banks during the years 1996 to 2006 (salon) I watched 60 Minutes last week, in which there was a bit showing how the FDIC takes over failing banks. Basically, they didn't tell anybody, went in after dark with accountants and audi.....- 3/13/2009 2:22:52 PM
Videos-Jon Stewart Smacking Back CNBC.. In Order (salon) Watch in order.cc_box a:hover .cc_home{background:url('http://www.comedycentral.com/comedycentral/video/assets/syndicated-logo-over.png') !important;}.cc_links a{color:#b9b9b9;text-decoration:none;}.c.....- 3/13/2009 12:29:50 PM
Google Intrusive Behavioral Ads Scare Beejeesus Out of Everybody (salon) As noted the other day here, Google is intending to start tracking YOU when you go to a site that uses google ads and try to target you based on what it knows about you. HOW does it know this informat.....- 3/13/2009 10:17:27 AM
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