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What about Obama and Guantanemo Bay.. and Torture? (salon) I continue to be disturbed by the first steps of the Obama administration with regard to Guantanemo Bay prisoners. I had honestly hoped that the abuses of the Bush administration would be not only ove.....- 2/20/2009 12:00:15 PM
Congress to Visit Redress for Citizens Injured by FDA-Approved Complex Medical Devices (salon) Wrote about Medtronic back in 2007. Seems since then that the SCOTU ruled last year that if the FDA approved the sale of complex medical devices, then those who believed themselves injured somehow wer.....- 2/20/2009 11:20:32 AM
Squaw Valley Golf Course lost business in 2008 and cost Somervell County taxpayers (pharper) According to some data that I discovered, it appears the Squaw Valley Golf Course is losing business. 75% of the rounds played are from out of county residents but the in county residents paid through.....- 2/20/2009 11:13:39 AM
Some in Parker County (TX) Don't like Upper Trinity GCD Rules (salon) People in Parker County think the Upper Trinity GCD is overstepping its bounds.The developers and cities are at odds with the district over temporary rules that took effect Jan. 1 that require a 2-acr.....- 2/20/2009 10:07:46 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Feb 20 2009 (salon) First laugh of the day. Some guy named Ray Comfort has written a book about leading an atheist to evidence. I was up on Amazon reading the reviews, and there, on the Helpful Side was a review by Gen J.....- 2/20/2009 9:59:25 AM
She Just Wants To Wear Her Mask At School.. and Her Name isn't Jason (salon) Chicago Tribune via DetentionSlipA Joliet elementary school teacher who suffers from severe allergies is on leave this week as she battles school district officials who have barred her from wearing a .....- 2/19/2009 11:14:58 PM
Who's This Guy Walker Who Donated 3500 to Chet Edwards? Nobody Really Knows (salon) Odd story about a man, John Walker,  who said he worked for a defense lobbying firm and donated money to a number of congresspersons. That same defense lobbying firm, PMA, is under investigation .....- 2/19/2009 11:04:05 PM
Luminant emails discovered: They notified GRCC on 12/21 about NRC meetings, 24 hours prior to public notice (pharper) Discovered through open records requests, the Luminant public representative is gathering support before the dates for the hearing are even publically announced by the NRC (on 12/22 here), therefore g.....- 2/19/2009 11:26:12 PM
Did DHS Designate Undocumented Immigrants as Aggravated Felons Without Justification (salon) From Latina Lista - She points out that some of the supposed aggravated felonies can be considered to be misdemeanors.So, it was surprising to see that after all the times the Department of Homel.....- 2/19/2009 10:27:49 PM
Video- *Hospital* (salon) - 2/19/2009 5:54:55 PM
UNT Astronomers Find Pieces of that Meteor in West, Texas (salon) Interesting how they found it.  From the Weatherford Democrat.“The pieces that we found have beautiful ablation crust. And it’s black like charcoal. Underneath this crust the color of.....- 2/19/2009 3:48:17 PM
Excellent Editorial on Who's To Blame for ER Mess (salon) from the Weatherford DemocratWe should also consider the fact that we, as a society, endorse the fact that hospitals are required to treat those in need. If someone walks through needing life-saving t.....- 2/19/2009 3:44:35 PM
Annoying Email O Day- Airplanes Flying Over Your House Taking Photos (salon) Yes, I know some people really like this. I don't.We are a USA based aerial photography service specializing in low altitude oblique aerial photography. We use both our Cessna airplane and helicopters.....- 2/19/2009 2:59:52 PM
Michael *RNC* Steele to Update GOP Image with Hip-Hoppers and One-Armed Midgets (salon) Um. Not making this up. From Washington Times.... We want to convey that the modern-day GOP looks like the conservative party that stands on principles. But we want to apply them to urban-surburban hi.....- 2/19/2009 2:50:38 PM
Hah! UK Bars Fred Phelps From Entering the Country (salon) YahooAn anti-gay U.S. Christian preacher and his daughter have been barred from entering Britain as they could spread "extremism and hatred," the British government said Thursday.The Reveren.....- 2/19/2009 11:07:44 AM
Stop Bailing Out These Crooks! UBS Conspired to Defraud US of Taxes Owed by the Rich (salon) I can't remember if UBS got some of my taxpayer money when the Govt decided it was okay to stiff the public and help out their cronies. Maybe it was only the Swiss government that helped them out. The.....- 2/19/2009 10:46:31 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Feb 19 2009 (salon) Going to start a new type of post here today and every day (unless I"m ... sick... out of town... forget). If it gets to be afternoon and one of the other regular posters wants to start it, pleas.....- 2/19/2009 10:08:19 AM
Blasting Away Mountaintops- Appeals Court Says Go Right Ahead, Mining Companies (salon) I hope they appeal this to the SCOTU. In the central Appalachians, including West Virginia, mining companies have lopped up to 300 metres off hundreds of mountains, destroying biologically diverse har.....- 2/19/2009 9:54:01 AM
HOSPITALS IN TEXAS (humanbeing) The link below offers a lot of information about the hospitals here in Texas. Every county that is colored has a Hospital District. The + signs tell if a hospital is public, military, non-profit or pr.....- 2/19/2009 9:26:15 AM
Why not Debt Forgiveness? (pstern) Why not just use "debt forgiveness" instead of all the bail-outs and prospective mortgage saving plans which are more complicated and yet unproven in success rates.Debt forgiveness has been .....- 2/19/2009 3:58:36 AM
Heh! The FCC Fielded 28,000 Calls on Tuesday about the DTV switch (salon) Even though the deadline fo go to digital isn't till June, some stations already did it. I noticed that the Waco station we had on channel 10 is gone today. Guess it's time to see about getting a conv.....- 2/18/2009 11:40:07 PM
*Bail-out* (pstern) Soon American dictionaries may have a new definition for this word, perhaps something like:  ...a process by which a Federal Government relieves the financial disarray, monetary chaos&n.....- 2/18/2009 8:53:54 PM
WHY GRMC LOST THE VOTE (humanbeing) In my opinion, GRMC lost the vote for the creation of a Hospital District, not because it is deficient or underhanded in some way, but because they did not present their case satisfactorily to the com.....- 2/18/2009 8:58:22 PM
Comanche Peak on the Short List for Taxpayer Loans (salon) The field of U.S. companies competing for $18.5 billion in government-backed loans to build new nuclear plants has narrowed to five from about 14 last year, company sources said. Officials with two pr.....- 2/18/2009 7:21:09 PM
Ooops! Sarah Palin Owes Back Taxes on the Per Diem She was Charging Alaskans (salon) Remember this?  and this?Ms Not-So-Ethical has to pay taxes on that per-diem ripoff. From the Alaska Daily News.Gov. Sarah Palin must pay income taxes on thousands of dollars in expense.....- 2/18/2009 6:54:38 PM
Banking Fraud Billionnaire Allen Stanford Gave John Cornyn a Trip to the Caribbean in 2004 (salon) To a resort, no less. And Cornyn took his wife. "It was strictly a fact-finding trip. They have offices in Houston, and they were doing a lot of business out of Antigua,"Oh. Please. I wish *.....- 2/18/2009 3:40:06 PM
You? Student at UT Austin? Your Tuition Going Up! You? Administrator? Have a Big Ole Raise! (salon) Be sure to take your barf bag with you before you read this.The budget for administrative jobs that paid $200,000 or more at some point between 2004 and 2008 rose from $5.9 million to $8.2 million, or.....- 2/18/2009 2:57:10 PM
About that Economic Assessment Report Commissioned by Gary Marks/Glen Rose Medical Center (salon) Had an interesting and informative talk with Mr. Hanagriff of Hanagriff Consulting Inc this morning re the Economic Impact report that Mr Marks commissioned and made reference to in his meetings to se.....- 2/18/2009 1:44:35 PM
City of Glen Rose 4-B Tax Committee Meeting from Feb 12 2009 (salon) courtesy of Mygnonne TMINUTES OF MEETINGCITY OF GLEN ROSE4-B TAX ADVISORY BOARDFEBRUARY 12, 2009 - 6:00 PMCOUNCIL CHAMBERS – TOWN HALL PRESIDENT CONNALLY MILLER CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER .....- 2/18/2009 12:05:15 PM
Saw Rose Beck (Glen Rose Healthcare Partnership Inc) For a Brief Moment Last Night (salon) Hub and I went down to the board meeting that governs Meridian Manor in Bosque County last night.  Readers will recall that, according to the Bosque County News,Ms Beck has taken over running Mer.....- 2/18/2009 12:59:46 PM
MY LETTER TO THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (humanbeing) Sir, I adamantly object to the proposed addition of reactors 3 and 4 at Comanche Peak Power Station for these reasons: 1. The projected amount of water required for the cooling system is unacceptab.....- 2/17/2009 7:50:13 PM
Heh! Time Magazine Thinks Daily Kos has Jumped the Shark (salon) In its list of Most Overrated Blogs for 2009.For me, I quit going to that site a couple of years ago (and studiously avoided any sites that even LOOKED like or incorporated the name as a Me Too kind o.....- 2/17/2009 11:17:38 AM
Video-Contaminated Water from Gas/Oil Waste in Deberry (Panola County) Texas (salon) - 2/17/2009 11:01:25 AM
Governor and state lawmakers continue to divert accountability (pstern) .Does it ever end?  Gov. Rick Perry and legislators are trying to divert their accountability unto local government to build and maintain roadways. http://www.statesman.com/news/co.....- 2/17/2009 10:39:34 AM
Oilfield Waste Spewed All Over the Ground in Booger County (Robertson) Texas (salon) - 2/17/2009 9:36:17 AM
Open Government From the Obama Administration? Not So Much..... (salon) Yahoo newsLast week, Attorney General Eric Holder announced a review of every court case in which the Bush administration used a different legal tool to preserve secrecy: the state secrets privilege i.....- 2/17/2009 9:31:31 AM
Heh-Video-Have YOU Ever Missed a Flight? (salon) - 2/17/2009 9:23:29 AM
Don't Bother to Pay for Call Blocking Services Anymore (salon) No more anonymous caller. From Wired.A new service set for launch Tuesday allows cellphone users to unmask the Caller ID on  blocked incoming calls, obtaining the phone number, and in some cases .....- 2/17/2009 9:18:50 AM
Facebook Changes Terms of Service-We Own Your Content Forever (salon) I nominally have a Facebook account-I created it only to see how it worked and what was on it, but wasn't much interested in maintaining it. Heck, after reading THIS from Consumerist, maybe for sure I.....- 2/17/2009 8:43:05 AM
About the Huge Fireball in North Texas- FAA Says it was NOT Space Junk (salon) I really had to laugh when I read that the FAA said that that big ole fireball in the sky wsa NOT junk coming down out of the sky because of the satellites in space colliding. No.It was a METEOR!Now, .....- 2/16/2009 5:31:32 PM
Excellent Quote about Bi-Partisanship (salon) from Whatever.....when the GOP enforces a party line vote against the stimulus bill and then goes on Sunday morning talk shows to complain about the lack of bipartisanship in the White House, it&rsquo.....- 2/16/2009 5:07:03 PM
Sid Miller (Tx House District 59) Switches Committee Assignments in new Lege Term (salon) from the Stephenville Empire-Tribune. He's no longer on the Ag committee but now on Business and Industry.He said the committee is one of the top three coveted committees in the House and oversee.....- 2/16/2009 1:52:29 PM
How Long Has Rose Beck Been Contracting for the Glen Rose Medical Nursing Home LLC? (salon) At one of the Town Hall meetings I attended, some were very adament that Rose Beck has never worked for the Glen Rose Medical Center Nursing Home as an employee, but as a contractor. Wondering, maybe .....- 2/16/2009 1:50:30 PM
Glen Rose Nursing Home LLC Had 5 Federal and 8 State Violations in 2007/2008. (salon) Reader jojoakaoscar left a comment on the post "What Other Foundations are Related to the Glen Rose Medical Foundation/Medical Center? which says that in January 2008 the GRMC Nursing home was ci.....- 2/16/2009 6:34:39 AM
ROADSIDE TRASH (humanbeing) As many of you may have noticed, our roadside trash problem here in Somervell County (and elsewhere), is epidemic. I walk a lot and often I feel as though I'm wading through a landfill. Sometimes I re.....- 2/15/2009 11:48:00 PM
I'll Be Outside Looking for Space Junk Tonight! No UFOS Here! (salon) heh. Usually, reports around these parts of fireballs in the sky or strange lights are from people who think maybe this area gets UFOS. Not today. Today, it's crap in the sky hurtling towards the eart.....- 2/15/2009 5:55:15 PM
Video-Astronauts Drinking Coffee in Space Without a Straw (salon) - 2/15/2009 4:41:07 PM
Video-Joaquin Phoenix on Letterman-Where was He? (salon) I'm late to the party to watch this video but have to say I don't think this was a put-on. Phoenix should have stayed home because dark glasses can't cover up for bieng zoned out of your mind. Via Dis.....- 2/15/2009 5:43:53 PM
Where does the Obama Administration stand on our Veterans? (pstern) What have you done for us lately?Where does the Obama Administration stand on our Veterans?  We continue to hear about the stimulus package emerging from Congress, but what about our Veteran.....- 2/15/2009 3:21:16 PM
Jessica Simpson Writes Song For Herself-OOOPSS. I mean Tony Romo (salon) - 2/15/2009 2:43:44 PM
Better put up a POSTED-NO TRESPASSING SIGN on your property-or a camera can snoop on you (salon) I couldn't believe when I read this case of a man who was caught on camera killing a couple of red hawks, which are protected species. I do not here address whether he should have done this or not, bu.....- 2/15/2009 2:35:26 PM
Obama Channeling Bush? Wants to Change Terms AFTER LAW PASSED? (salon) If so, then BOO. It sounds to me in reading the above that, because Larry Summers couldn't get out some stricter executive pay terms from the Senate stimulus bill, Obama is thinking he'll SIGN the bil.....- 2/15/2009 2:31:26 PM
McLennan County (TX) Wants Change to State Law re: Electronic Monitoring of Low-Risk Offenders (salon) As I understand this article in the Waco Tribune, right now the state has a law that says if you want to allow people to serve time outside a jail and have them electronically monitored, the monitorin.....- 2/15/2009 12:06:39 PM
Are F-Bombs Free Speech? Portsmouth NH Court to consider (salon) Heh. So imagine that somebody sticks some John McCain for President signs on YOUR property but you are for Obama... and besides, it's YOUR property. And then later,when you go to remove them, some bus.....- 2/15/2009 9:22:00 AM
The Right to Read vs Electronic Surveillance.. and E-Books (salon) I enjoy reading. Whether it's reading articles on the internet or getting a book and laying back on the couch in the afternoon, it's a pleasure to do it. Unlike television, where watching and being en.....- 2/15/2009 9:09:41 AM
Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives Should be Abolished (salon) Thoughtful commentary from James Evans in the Montgomery AL AdvertiserFor my part the Office could simply go away. If we want to spend money to help people, then create the Office of Helping People in.....- 2/15/2009 8:39:11 AM
About that 3.5 cents from the Somervell budget that supposedly would have shifted to the hospital district (salon) Yes. I know that the hospital district election DID NOT PASS. And I don't think, now that people are educated, at least to some degree about the very real and many issues involved, that it will pass i.....- 2/14/2009 11:20:18 PM
Hospital District Election Result- FAILED- Glen Rose Texas (1st Try- 2009) (salon) (Update: 2013-the SECOND try at a hospital district results are here- won't be known till Monday if the district fails or succeeds as there are 2 more provisional ballots that have to be looked.....- 2/14/2009 10:44:57 PM
Video-Barack Obama on Science and Charles Darwin (salon) - 2/14/2009 4:29:57 PM
Happy Valentine's Day-Don't Forget to Vote (Glen Rose) on the hospital District (salon) - 2/14/2009 12:46:06 PM
Glen Rose Antique Tractor Show and Pull Today (Feb 14 09) (salon) First time I have actually been to a show like this. It's GREAT! I love all the antique tractors. I'm home for a bit getting some pics off the camera and have to say that the kid's tractor pull was th.....- 2/14/2009 12:41:00 PM
Vendor History File -Somervell County to Glen Rose Medical Center (salon) - 2/14/2009 5:12:23 AM
Letter sent today to President Barack Obama (pstern) Dear President Obama:Today you stated that "Americans should perform acts of kindness to help the poor."  That's insane. Let the corporations and financial sectors perform "ac.....- 2/13/2009 7:53:18 PM
Glen Rose Medical Center is an assumed name (DBA) for Glen Rose Medical Foundation (salon) In case you missed this, going to show you a screen shot again from the Secretary of State website for the listing of Glen Rose Medical Foundation. (click picture to see bigger)I'm pointing this out y.....- 2/13/2009 4:03:04 PM
Lawmakers Must Take-Away Appointments by the Governor (pstern) Appointments make the Governor more powerful. Every year they try to modify the Texas Constitution in some ways, so why don't legislators attempt to take-away some of the appointment powers .....- 2/13/2009 11:56:25 AM
50 Billion Bucks Stripped from Stimulus for Nuclear Reactors and *Clean* Coal Plants (salon) From Nirs.org via DeedeeLate last night, we got word that the $50 Billion in taxpayer loan guarantees for new nuclear reactors and "clean coal" plants has been stripped from the final e.....- 2/13/2009 9:18:40 AM
UGH US and British Military Played S&M Torture Games-Attempts Now To Censor Actions (salon) via Dungeon Diary - Since when it is okay to slice body parts? (Warning on that link for the squeamish).The Miami Herald has more on the attempts in Britiain to hide information about their compl.....- 2/13/2009 9:07:58 AM
What Happens When All the Junk Floating ARound in Space... COLLIDES? (salon) This is a LEO computer generated image of debris orbitting the earth.Remember about this time last year when the US had to go shoot down a junk space satelllite? From McClatchyNicholas Johnson, NASA's.....- 2/13/2009 8:32:53 AM
PA Juvenile Judges in Private Dentention Center Kickback Scheme (salon) Judges plead guilty in payoffs for jailing youth. from the NY Times.Update. This case goes farther than the kickback schemes for the judges. Now a PA newspaper has said that a 3.5 million dollar defam.....- 2/13/2009 6:08:47 AM
In Honor of Darwin Day (salon) - 2/13/2009 12:27:44 AM
Would You Eat Your Own Peanut Butter? Ummmm.... NOOOO! (salon) from the Waco TribParnell sat stiffly, his hands folded in his lap at the witness table, as Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., held up a clear jar of his company’s products wrapped in crime-scene tape an.....- 2/12/2009 2:37:06 PM
Video-Countdown Apology Hall of Fame for Feb 2009-A Rod A Pology Version (salon) .msnbcLinks {font-size:11px; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #999; margin-top: 5px; background: transparent; text-align: center; width: 425px;} .msnbcLinks a {text-decoration:none !im.....- 2/12/2009 2:21:30 PM
Wordie Word Cloud on Blog for Feb 12 2009 (salon) - 2/12/2009 1:47:09 PM
Conflict Between the Existing Farmer's Market in Glen Rose and Proposed One from Duffau Woman? (salon) At the Town Council Meeting of the City of Glen Rose on Monday, a couple of people who sell produce form the traditional spot downtown that is designated to the the Farmer's Market spoke up about a pr.....- 2/12/2009 1:25:33 PM
I didn't make the Save Chalk Mountain Meeting Last Night (Feb 11 2009) (salon) - 2/12/2009 12:49:57 PM
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