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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
Agenda for Somervell County Commissioner Court on Monday March 16 2009 (salon) Courtesy Mary Ann M COMMISSIONERS’ COURT MEETING OF REGULAR SESSION OF SOMERVELL COUNTY  TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: PURSUANT TO THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT, NOTICE IS HEREB.....- 3/13/2009 9:54:33 AM
Still no relief for Texas Homeowners (pstern) Three years ago when Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, House Speaker Tom Craddick and various other elected officials smacked each other on the backs --- because they stated publicly .....- 3/12/2009 8:45:30 PM
Top Contributors to Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) Congressional Race 2008 (salon) Three years ago when Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, House Speaker Tom Craddick and various other elected officials smacked each other on the backs --- because they stated publicly .....- 3/12/2009 3:46:33 PM
Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) Votes with Republicans Against HR 1106 (salon) Not surprising. The question is why. Remember that Chet Edwards voted with Republicans to pass the Bankruptcy Bill in 2005 in the first place. LA Times called it a Tutorial in Greed and completely aga.....- 3/12/2009 3:43:18 PM
Ruminations for the Easily Amused for March 12 2009 (salon) Japanese comic Goes There.. with Obama. Calvin and Hobbes Grow up .... um..... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOIndiana girl sues HS because principal told her she had to wear a dress to prom. Update Frid.....- 3/12/2009 2:58:41 PM
On Meridian Manor-Looks Like Rose Beck Couldn't get the Financing (March 2009) (salon) We went to Bosque County to watch what is happening with Meridian Manor. We had wondered, since the purchase of Meridian Manor had been pushed off so often, and Rose Beck apparently wasn't coming up w.....- 3/12/2009 2:39:09 PM
Stimulus Pork by State (salon) We went to Bosque County to watch what is happening with Meridian Manor. We had wondered, since the purchase of Meridian Manor had been pushed off so often, and Rose Beck apparently wasn't coming up w.....- 3/11/2009 5:08:51 PM
*Somebody's Watching YOU*-and it's Google (salon) The ONLY good thing about this is that Google will somehow, somewhere offer you the chance to opt-out. frankly, they ought to make it Opt In.From the NY Times.Google will use a cookie, a small piece o.....- 3/11/2009 4:39:20 PM
Texas Electricity Providers-1 in 5 Violated Rules (salon) Keep this in mind as you consider whether there needs to be more accountability and regulation for electricity providers (YES!)At TXU Energy, the state’s largest REP, 11.3 percent of complaints .....- 3/11/2009 4:30:12 PM
When Secretiveness Reigns with Regards to Open Meetings in Texas (salon) It's ironic to me that when I say something doesn't happen, that same day it usually does. That happen to you? I was telling somebody early in the day that we almost never have issues with recording p.....- 3/11/2009 4:07:26 PM
Babymama Bristol Palin and BabyDaddy Levi Johnston Not Getting Married (salon) R U Surprised? Me neither. From RadarBut in a new interview with Star Magazine, Levi's sister Mercede Johnston says Bristol actually broke up with Levi more than a month ago, is not attending school a.....- 3/11/2009 3:17:41 PM
NAIS (National Animal ID System ) Report to Congress 2009 (salon) R U Surprised? Me neither. From RadarBut in a new interview with Star Magazine, Levi's sister Mercede Johnston says Bristol actually broke up with Levi more than a month ago, is not attending school a.....- 3/11/2009 12:16:41 PM
Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (Glen Rose) to Meet March 19 2009 (salon) So... did you go to the presentation last week at the Expo Center where the consultants who are assisting the city in coming up with a vision presented information and had the participants do a photo .....- 3/11/2009 11:29:09 AM
Not Opposed to Nuclear Reactors? You were, but now you're not? THINK AGAIN! (salon) Absolutely terrific article that points out some realities about nuclear power, especially from a financial standpoint. From Washington Monthly.Especailly pay attention to who pays for all these nucle.....- 3/10/2009 4:00:28 PM
TEA Accreditation Status for Glen Rose and surrounding area (salon) New report out from the Texas Education AgencyColums are: 2006 First Rating/2006 Accountability Rating/2007 First Rating/2007 Accountability Rating/2008 First Rating/2008 Accountability Rating/2008-20.....- 3/10/2009 3:38:38 PM
Why is First Texas BHC Bank Taking TARP Money? (salon) Pfffttt. I thought TARP was supposed to be for banks in trouble, not just banks that want more taxpayer money. Southwest Bank's parent, First Texas BHC Inc., announced Tuesday that it is taki.....- 3/10/2009 3:34:16 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 10 2009 (salon) Hey! Where's the dang rain?Heh. this about Senator Jim Bumming made me laugh.The Coming Evangelical collapse-coming on the heels of the poll the other day that shows that more people say they have no .....- 3/10/2009 3:14:59 PM
Brazos River Authority Tells Residents to Prepare for Potentially Extended Drought (salon) From the BRA. If we do not receive a generous amount of rain in March and April, we’re anticipating lake levels will continue to drop and the flow of rivers and streams will continue to slow,&rd.....- 3/10/2009 11:07:51 AM
The Unkindest (Paper) Cuts or Why Death of Newspapers? Reason #1 -Press Releases and Propaganda (salon) I've been watching the cut downs and demise of paper newspapers and newsrooms around the country for the past year or so. On the one hand, you have the large metropolitan dailies that have seen their .....- 3/10/2009 12:25:41 PM
Minutes from the City of Glen Rose Town Meeting on March 9 2009 (salon) I've been watching the cut downs and demise of paper newspapers and newsrooms around the country for the past year or so. On the one hand, you have the large metropolitan dailies that have seen their .....- 3/10/2009 10:43:12 AM
I was NOT going to talk about Octomom today- but DAY-UM ! (salon) How is it that this woman who HAS NO JOB, NO MONEY, IS ON FOOD STAMPS, whose Dad put down a down payment on a HUGE EXPENSIVE HOUSE after getting evicted from the last one, is EVEN GETTING A MORTGAGE??.....- 3/10/2009 10:12:55 AM
Dang Daylight Savings Changes! (salon) I always have such a hard time for the first few days of an artificial change in daylight. It always seems like it ought to be some other time and my internal clock has to adjust to the external one.T.....- 3/10/2009 10:01:42 AM
The Wholesale Electricity Prices Battle Begins! Texas Lege Bill Vs Luminant! (salon) I saw yesterday  (DMN) that Texas Senators Davis and Keffer (who's the Senator in Hood County) were to file some bills TODAY to cut wholesale electricity prices. The three would 1. restrict .....- 3/10/2009 10:16:44 AM
Westlake (Texas) Football Coach Earns over 115K per Year (salon) I saw yesterday  (DMN) that Texas Senators Davis and Keffer (who's the Senator in Hood County) were to file some bills TODAY to cut wholesale electricity prices. The three would 1. restrict .....- 3/9/2009 1:24:57 PM
Excellent Letter to the Editor About Nuclear Myths-Including Mitigating Climate Change (salon) From Phillipine NewsThe nuclear industry would like us to believe that nuclear power offers a much better option for generating electricity because it does not release significant amounts of greenhous.....- 3/9/2009 1:20:09 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 9, 2009 (salon) Ugh. New bumpersticker "Honk if you're paying my mortgage". Sid Miller's Feral Hog bill makes Wild Bill of the Week from KXAN. Meanwhile, the Bosque News has a pic on the front of a guy.....- 3/9/2009 12:24:09 PM
Voter Photo ID Issue: is it really about Voter Fraud? (pstern) Is the issue an issue? Are they isolated incidents throughout the nation, or is voter fraud a way of life in American politics?  Currently there appears to be some confusion whether "vo.....- 3/9/2009 9:55:13 AM
On GRISD (Glen Rose ISD) Teacher Conference and Open *Off* Periods (salon) My sister used to be a teacher down in La Porte-I remember going to her house and seeing her grading papers at night. Not mere grading but reading through essays-work that required critical thinking, .....- 3/9/2009 11:21:00 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 8 2009 (salon) Take that, private ranch. You can't block the road to public lands! IDIOTS! and it's not even summer yet.Waco Mammoth Site may become national parkAw,C'MON. Perry says the reason three commanders in t.....- 3/8/2009 4:42:11 PM
Video-The Rock Obama from SNL (salon) Take that, private ranch. You can't block the road to public lands! IDIOTS! and it's not even summer yet.Waco Mammoth Site may become national parkAw,C'MON. Perry says the reason three commanders in t.....- 3/8/2009 4:28:45 PM
Somervell County Commissioner Mike Ford says *the court never loaned money to the Glen Rose Medical Foundation*...oh yeah? (pharper) In an email exchange with Somervell County Commissioner Mike Ford last month, he said:I have never (nor has the Court) loaned money to the Glen Rose Medical Foundation. We (the County) are building an.....- 3/8/2009 12:49:16 PM
Update on Energy Futures Holdings Loss of 9.8 Billion for 2008 (salon) We wrote a couple of weeks ago that EFH took a noncash *goodwill Impairment charge* of 8.9 billion. But that wasn't the whole enchilada. From the Star-TelegramEnergy Future Holdings, formerly TXU Corp.....- 3/8/2009 11:20:53 AM
Blah! Obama's DNI Endorses Letting the Telecom Companies Off the Hook for Spying On Americans (salon) Saw an opinion piece in Politico in which the author ponders whether Democrats in Congress are being more lenient on Obama for doing the same things the Bush administration did. And a few of those odi.....- 3/8/2009 10:46:48 AM
Superintendent Contract for (Glen Rose ISD) GRISD Superintendent Wayne Rotan 2009 (salon) Saw an opinion piece in Politico in which the author ponders whether Democrats in Congress are being more lenient on Obama for doing the same things the Bush administration did. And a few of those odi.....- 3/7/2009 12:48:58 PM
A Poem for my Father (salon) by Dylan ThomasDo not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because .....- 3/7/2009 11:01:19 AM
City of Glen Rose Agenda for Upcoming- March 9 2009 (salon) by Dylan ThomasDo not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because .....- 3/6/2009 11:30:28 AM
A Personal Note (salon) My father is seriously ill and hospitalized after some major surgery. I don't know that status of his recovery today but so far it hasn't been very good and I heard yesterday that specialists were bei.....- 3/6/2009 11:06:16 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 5 2009 (salon) Joke, above via YellowDogGrannySo, in case you're wondering, I've been busy with so many things in the past week I haven't had time myself to post much. One of the things I'm doing is a rework of the .....- 3/5/2009 11:29:41 AM
Movie Watch- Watched *Queen Margot* Last night (salon) Great movie. I adore Daniel Auteuil and am on a kick where I'm attempting to rent out all his movies. I supposed that the movie was going to be a romantic historical fiction type movie that women woul.....- 3/4/2009 8:24:40 PM
72K More Money to GLen Rose Medical Center Construction in February 2009 (salon) I missed part of the regular meeting on February 9, 2009, so had missed where, on item 12 the motion was made by Commissioner Cummings and seconded by Commisioner Wirt to approve change orders for Hos.....- 3/4/2009 6:29:34 PM
How Come Judge Nathan Hecht Walking Away from Ethics Charges? (salon) I missed part of the regular meeting on February 9, 2009, so had missed where, on item 12 the motion was made by Commissioner Cummings and seconded by Commisioner Wirt to approve change orders for Hos.....- 3/3/2009 11:52:28 AM
Hello! Drought in North Texas-What About that 4B Proposed Water Park in Glen Rose, Texas? (salon) Just got the minutes, courtesy of Mygnonne T, about the 4-B Tax meeting last night in which, amongst other things, the proposed water park was discussed. I'm interspersing some comments in with the mi.....- 3/3/2009 11:32:16 AM
Religious News and Notes for March 3, 2009 (salon) Supreme Court dismisses the lawsuit , without comment, from a coach who had been told to stop participaing in pre-game prayers with high school students. A federal appeals court had said the state pol.....- 3/3/2009 11:16:28 AM
Wow! This is Breathtaking-Bush Thought He Could Do Terrorist Raids Using Military IN THE UNITED STATES (salon) I feel sick. Yoo even said that the Act against Posse Comitatus didn't present any obstacle.The opinion authorizing the military to operate on domestic territory was dated Oct. 23, 2001, and writ.....- 3/3/2009 1:09:34 AM
Helping You Evacuate Safely! How Many Companies do YOU Know that Send you That info? (salon) Sheesh. Got a glossy flyer in the mail today that announces a *Reception Center" in Benbrook, to be used if Comanche Peak requires an evacuation. That's in addition to *reception* centers in Cleb.....- 3/2/2009 4:34:32 PM
Obama Is LIke Bush on the Issues I Care About Most (salon) I haven't posted much the last few days because I start to read the news and then feel very... blah.Bush, oops, I mean Obama, tries to derail a case into warrantless wiretapping, which violates the Co.....- 3/2/2009 9:32:51 AM
Sen. Wentworth Revives 'Dead Horse' (pstern) 'Conflict of Interest'?  Senator Jeff Wentworth (District 25) is trying to revive legislation for entities providing some charitable work that would enable them to receive exemption fro.....- 3/2/2009 7:33:15 AM
Old Legislative Ghosts Haunt the Texas Capitol (pstern) Public School Finance: The Road Least Traveled Maybe we should put one of Gov. Perry’s proposed toll booths at the entrance-way of our State Capitol Building so that legislators and special inte.....- 3/1/2009 9:36:38 PM
Rewarding the Crooks-How We Taxpayers are Propping UP AIGs House of Cards (salon) via TPMHere’s what is most infuriating: Here we are now, fully aware of how these scams worked. Yet for all practical purposes, the government has to keep them going. Indeed, that may be the sin.....- 3/1/2009 9:23:15 AM
WHAT'S ANOTHER 33 MILLION GALLONS OF WATER A YEAR TO TEXANS? (humanbeing) Our water is reason enough to reject the proposed addition of two more nuclear reactors at Comanche Peak. Please consider this and speak out.From the Houston Chronicle:www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/fro.....- 2/28/2009 10:35:03 PM
Obama's Fake Exit from Iraq-Designed to Appease Republicans (salon) Blah. On the one hand the big ole PR machine shouts that Obama is exiting Iraq in 2010. Except that he's really not.  Because he's leaving 50,000 troops there.President Obama said Friday that U.S.....- 2/28/2009 4:52:10 PM
Smackback for Obama- He Can't Stop the Court Case on Warrantless Wiretapping (salon) Idon't understand why Obama wanted to channel Bush, anyway. But I'm thrilled he can't stop the lawsuit from continuing. Unfortunately, this seems to show that Obama has less respect for the constituti.....- 2/28/2009 4:50:23 PM
Get Ready for Higher Taxes and Fees (pstern) Americans better "buckle-up"  Now that states are in the "red" like banks, insurance and mortgage companies they are going to make us pay to get themselves into a better .....- 2/28/2009 9:48:31 AM
More on the Certificates of Obligation in Somervell County (Glen Rose) and the GRMF Lease (salon) One of the questions I've had regarding the 14.5 million dollar Certificates of Obligation that Somervell County passed last year around April 2008 was, since Somervell County owns the land, build.....- 2/27/2009 6:29:18 PM
Glen Rose 4-B Project Money to Go, In Part for Water Project? Gaenda for March 2 2009 (salon) via Mygnonne. I don't live in the city, but am interested to hear what is said about a water park going in.NOTICE OF MEETINGCITY OF GLEN ROSE4-B TAX ADVISORY BOARDMARCH 2, 2009 - 6:15 PMCOUNCIL CHAMBE.....- 2/27/2009 1:55:31 PM
Reason #152489 Why I Don't Fly- Ryanair to Charge for the Toilet (salon) via Mygnonne. I don't live in the city, but am interested to hear what is said about a water park going in.NOTICE OF MEETINGCITY OF GLEN ROSE4-B TAX ADVISORY BOARDMARCH 2, 2009 - 6:15 PMCOUNCIL CHAMBE.....- 2/27/2009 12:52:26 PM
Scared of Nationalization-It's all ARound You (salon) David SirotaFor instance, about 45 million Americans rely on public power utilities for their electricity. Those utilities are nationalized - that is, they are owned and operated by government (in thi.....- 2/27/2009 12:48:47 PM
More on the Odious SC Law regarding Ultrasounds and Abortions (salon) that treats women as infantile and stupid and unable to make decisions for themselves, good or bad.  I notice in this article that talks about how the SC House has passed the bill to require wome.....- 2/27/2009 11:54:03 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for February 27 2009 (salon) It's kind of overcast today, weather a little on the too-warm side for February, and I still have some other things I need to do today than keep up on what craziness is going on in the world. Here, th.....- 2/27/2009 11:01:09 AM
From the City of Glen Rose Planning Session in February 2009 (salon) I've been really busy the last few days so haven't had a chance to post some audio and pics of the planning session. Today's the day! On Monday night the 25th a company presented that had been co.....- 2/27/2009 1:51:43 PM
Update on the Summum Monument Case-Pleasant Grove-Park Cannot be Forced (salon) to take in monuments. But that doesn't mean this case is over. The part about the 10 commandments and the establishment clause to be heard next.Brian Barnard, attorney for the Summum, released a state.....- 2/26/2009 3:59:31 PM
On the Earmark from Chet Edwards for the Glen Rose Medical Center in 2008 (salon) As I mentioned the other day, I got a copy of the grant that Gary Marks put through in 2008 to HRSA (for reference, the funding opportunity was HRSA-08-100, which I'm guessing is a designation&nbs.....- 2/26/2009 1:06:42 PM
Stimulus Withdrawal: TAB President Displays Ignorance (pstern) What is in that Texas drinking water? It's not the first time that Bill Hammond, the President of the Texas Association of Business has shared some pretty ignorant comments, e.g., when sever.....- 2/25/2009 5:40:23 PM
Yuk! Nasty Commercial Injection Well in Mineral Wells Contaminates Nearby Ground and Water (salon) Saw this via the Mineral Wells IndexAccording to the Railroad Commission inspector’s report of the visit Friday, an unlined work-over pit, measuring 21 feet long, 15 feet wide and 6 feet deep, w.....- 2/25/2009 11:17:43 AM
Hah! Sarah Palin Has to Reiumburse Alaska for $7000 Bucks of Travel Expenses Inv. Her Kids (salon) via Dish RagThe final amount will be determined by the Alaska Department of Administration, said Palin's attorney, Thomas Van Flein, who guesstimates it will be around $6,800.There is no state law aga.....- 2/25/2009 11:01:04 AM
I Sort of Watched Obama's Speech Last Night (salon) Actually I have a lot of stuff I have to get done this week so, while I was waiting for him to come up on the teevee, I wasn't waiting breathlessly. I like Obama, but it's qualified by the fact that, .....- 2/25/2009 10:45:25 AM
Fabulous Quilted.... BRAS! for Breast Cancer Awareness in South Carolina (salon) Actually I have a lot of stuff I have to get done this week so, while I was waiting for him to come up on the teevee, I wasn't waiting breathlessly. I like Obama, but it's qualified by the fact that, .....- 2/25/2009 9:55:17 AM
Japanese Company Mitsubishi has been qualified for membership in the US's Nuclear Energy Institute (salon) Interesting.Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems, Inc. (MNES), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has received formal notification that it has successfully qualified fo.....- 2/24/2009 10:51:38 PM
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