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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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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
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) - 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) - 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) - 2/23/2009 8:35:35 AM
Video-Ben Stiller at the Oscars-Hilar! (salon) - 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) - 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) - 2/20/2009 12:07:05 PM
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