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One Can Only Laugh- Banning Cartoons Bil in Iowa (salon) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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
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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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
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