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I'm SO Behind on Interlibrary Loan books-Spending the evening reading (salon) and probably a good chunk of tomorrow too. When I found out that I could easily get books to read through interlibrary loan, I put in a list of books to read. It's so great, and I've only had a couple.....- 2/5/2009 9:07:24 PM
I Voted NO on the Hospital District for Somervell County (Glen Rose) (salon) and even after having questions answered, would do the same thing again. I just got a call a bit ago from a friend who asked if, with more knowledge and more questions answered, I would no longer reco.....- 2/5/2009 8:57:21 PM
somebody trying to steal your sandwich? (salon) and even after having questions answered, would do the same thing again. I just got a call a bit ago from a friend who asked if, with more knowledge and more questions answered, I would no longer reco.....- 2/5/2009 6:19:35 PM
My grandmother died several years ago of pancreatic cancer (salon) I am remembering her again today when I read of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsberg,who has had surgery for this. Now, my grandmother, who I loved dearly, was 95 years old, and had a very peaceful end.....- 2/5/2009 5:48:36 PM
Sid Miller (Tx House Dist 59) Wants to Push Video Racetrack Gambling This Session? (salon) So... racetrack gambling is, according to this article in the Stephenville paper, declining. And some other states have put in video gambling at the tracks. The profits from these terminals would go t.....- 2/5/2009 4:44:44 PM
Getting a Dental Graft? Better Make Sure Your Dentist Has Plenty of Human Bone First! (salon) MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! The patient, Mystie Michael of Olympia, sued after getting a bone graft that contained some cow parts. Before the surgery, Michael asked that only human bone be used for the g.....- 2/5/2009 3:47:18 PM
Fort Worth Star-Telegram to Have Layoffs (salon) MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! The patient, Mystie Michael of Olympia, sued after getting a bone graft that contained some cow parts. Before the surgery, Michael asked that only human bone be used for the g.....- 2/5/2009 3:22:24 PM
Barack Obama Inclusive of all -religion or not. (salon) He included everyone in the National Prayer breakfast, including those "with no faith at all" and, later, humanists.Sometimes I have heard the term *humanist* tossed around but didn't know t.....- 2/5/2009 3:12:21 PM
An Economic Assessment Report Community Impact Associated to Glen Rose Medical Center (pharper) You can read it here but I find a few things interesting.1. This would come out now right before the election so people will think about the impact it has when voting.2. The largest cost is: Sala.....- 2/5/2009 1:22:06 PM
If Obama is Really Against Torture, Why Is He Suppressing Torture Evidence (salon) and continuing rendition? Looks like a protection racket to keep Bush out of war crimes tribunal.Here's one of those articles from the Daily Record, entitled "US accused of blackmailing Britain i.....- 2/5/2009 11:10:44 AM
How To Knock 27 Years Off Your Appearance- Jeff Bridges and TRON Remake (salon) and continuing rendition? Looks like a protection racket to keep Bush out of war crimes tribunal.Here's one of those articles from the Daily Record, entitled "US accused of blackmailing Britain i.....- 2/5/2009 10:25:33 AM
Disingenuous List of Quotes from Texas SBOE McLeroy-Science TEKS (salon) Taking quotes out of context or misleading references, otherwise known as *quote mining*.  From Collapse of a Texas Quote Mine.  What was added by Dr McLeroy to the Jan 22 2009 meeting?.....- 2/5/2009 10:12:58 AM
Why Racial Profiling is no better than random screening (salon) Taking quotes out of context or misleading references, otherwise known as *quote mining*.  From Collapse of a Texas Quote Mine.  What was added by Dr McLeroy to the Jan 22 2009 meeting?.....- 2/5/2009 9:02:17 AM
First Baptist Church to Build Big Honking Athletic Complex in Carrollton Texas (salon) Had to wonder when I read this article in the DMN, about the first phase of building from First Baptist (I\'m assuming first Baptist of Carrollton), if the neighbors liked it. I think they don\.....- 2/5/2009 8:56:03 AM
Another Hilarious Post about Christian Bale's Anger Prob-Warner Bros Flack (salon) Had to wonder when I read this article in the DMN, about the first phase of building from First Baptist (I\'m assuming first Baptist of Carrollton), if the neighbors liked it. I think they don\.....- 2/4/2009 11:52:32 PM
And AGAINST Sid Miller's (Tx House Dist 59) Bill to Do Killing of Feral Hogs by Helicopter (salon) from the A-ASOn the surface, it doesn't sound like much, but HB 836 by Rep. Sid Miller of Stephenville pushes aerial predator control into the realm of sport hunting, and that's not good news.Basicall.....- 2/4/2009 11:11:04 PM
Video-Christian Bale's Anger Management Issues as Batman (salon) I'm guessing a lot of people have heard that awful audio of Christian Bale melting down when a cinematograpther went to adjust a light on the set of the movie he was shooting (If you listen, be forwar.....- 2/4/2009 10:08:39 PM
You*d Think The Spiritual Element in AA Would Help Addicts More than a Secular Treatment (salon) You would be wrong.Because of the enduring popularity of AA and similar programs that involve a spiritual component, Miller and his team expected the patients in the spiritual group to do better than .....- 2/4/2009 4:33:23 PM
Video-How Easy Is it to Scan a Passport Card for RFID and Clone the ID? (salon) You would be wrong.Because of the enduring popularity of AA and similar programs that involve a spiritual component, Miller and his team expected the patients in the spiritual group to do better than .....- 2/4/2009 4:15:14 PM
Joint Venture Between Luminant and Mitsubishi for Comanche Peak in Glen Rose (Somervell Co) (salon) but why? MHI established Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems, Inc. (MNES), as a wholly owned subsidiary in Washington, D.C., in July 2006 to introduce the US-APWR to the U.S. market. MHI submitted an ap.....- 2/4/2009 3:23:42 PM
Had to Laugh at this Creepy Ad (Video) about the Electric Car (salon) More than a year ago I watched the documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car" and one small bit about it was how GM, who really didn't want to make electric cars, marketed it. I forgot how tr.....- 2/4/2009 3:16:49 PM
Still More Selected Video about Somervell Hospital District from Town Hall Feb 2 2009 (salon) How did it come about that the Somervell County Commissioners approved 14.5 milliion dollars in debt  for private foundation Glen Rose Medical Foundation dba Glen Rose Medical Center (via Certifi.....- 2/4/2009 5:01:01 PM
More Video from Town Hall Meeting re: Proposed Somervell Hospital District (salon) If you look at the Glen Rose Items menu option, above, you'll see links to posts that have audio and video from two Town Halls we attended. Also the video in general is here on Youtube.Another questio.....- 2/4/2009 2:59:21 PM
Video-Gary Marks Asked If Somervell County Would Allow the Hospital To Go Under (salon) if the hospital district passed? Marks said no. That tracks with what Mike Ford told me, that even if for whatever reason, Somervell County did not opt to use Glen Rose Medical Center/Foundation again.....- 2/4/2009 1:28:41 PM
Appeals Court Rules Against Disclosure of Medicare Data (salon) Looks like this is going to go back and forth in court. At issue is whether, since tax dollars pay for Medicare, there should be public access to Medicare claims filed by doctors. The first court rule.....- 2/4/2009 11:03:44 AM
Transformer Fire at Cedar RV in Glen Rose (salon) Looks like this is going to go back and forth in court. At issue is whether, since tax dollars pay for Medicare, there should be public access to Medicare claims filed by doctors. The first court rule.....- 2/4/2009 10:47:19 AM
Slideshow of Pictures about Glen Rose from Flickr (salon) Looks like this is going to go back and forth in court. At issue is whether, since tax dollars pay for Medicare, there should be public access to Medicare claims filed by doctors. The first court rule.....- 2/4/2009 10:42:43 AM
Video-Welcome to MY World, Dr Davis-On the Glen Rose Medical Center (salon) I'm still clipping video from the Town Hall meeting on Feb 2 009 about the proposed Somervell County Hospital District-watch for more tomorrow. Had to put this one in by itself because a number of peo.....- 2/4/2009 1:23:28 AM
Obama! VET YOUR PEOPLE! (salon) I was wondering earlier today, along with a lot of other people, why Obama hasn't seemed to do a better job of vetting the people he's been picking for cabinet positions. I've been pretty busy so have.....- 2/4/2009 1:11:15 AM
John Hagee's Christian School Trying to Sue Its Way Into Texas Athletic League (salon) I saw last year where Hagee tried to get the Texas Lege to pass a bill that woulfd force the UIL to accept it along with public schools. (Incidentally, it was Frank Corte who sponsored the bill)  .....- 2/4/2009 12:57:34 AM
Texas *Moment of Silence* Law Being Heard by Federal Appeals Court (salon) Background-and from TuesdayIn 2003, state lawmakers amended an existing law that already allowed schools to hold a moment of silence to specify that students can use the time to "reflect, pray, m.....- 2/4/2009 12:35:12 AM
Wonderful Statue by Robert Summers of Glen Rose First for Waco Project (salon) Saw this in the Waco Trib. Take a look, has a great photo of the statue.Waco businessman Clifton Robinson and his wife, Betsy, donated $1 million for the project in 2005 in hopes of creating a ma.....- 2/4/2009 12:16:40 AM
Talking about Chet Edwards (US House District 17) Earmark for the Glen Rose Medical Center (salon) At the Town Hall meeting last night in which Gary Marks of the Glen Rose Medical Foundation/Glen Rose Medical Center presented information on why he would like to see Somervell County vote in a hospit.....- 2/3/2009 8:52:07 PM
Federal Judge Recommends Huntington IND Stop their Religious Education Program (salon) A little background. From Today.In his recommendation, Cosbey wrote that the school district faces minimal harm if the preliminary injunction is granted, while the plaintiff faced irreparable har.....- 2/3/2009 8:06:43 PM
Thank Gov. Perry for high tuition costs (pstern) It's just too late for Governor Rick Perry to become a Texas hero no matter how much he tries to be one.  Texans know better.  Texas children and their parents can thank special in.....- 2/3/2009 6:54:58 PM
Selected Video from the Town Hall Hospital District Meeting Feb 2 2009-Glen Rose (salon) Have already posted audio here if you can't watch the video. Foy Edwards asks about how much the GRMC/GRMF spends on indigent careWhat about the 14.5 million dollar certificate of obligation that Some.....- 2/3/2009 7:28:31 PM
Audio- Town Hall Meeting about the Somervell Hospital District (Glen Rose) From February 2 2009 (salon) Since I already recorded the presentation slide show by Gary Marks a couple of weeks ago, I will be putting up only questions from this session.. If you missed the presentation, you can hear audio and.....- 2/3/2009 2:49:29 PM
I love this video-kind of mesmerizing (salon) Since I already recorded the presentation slide show by Gary Marks a couple of weeks ago, I will be putting up only questions from this session.. If you missed the presentation, you can hear audio and.....- 2/3/2009 10:03:00 AM
WHY I'M VOTING FOR THE CREATION OF A HOSPITAL DISTRICT (humanbeing) I've worked in healthcare for forty years. I've witnessed huge changes and would be the first to acknowledge it's frustrations and limitations. However, I am supporting the vote we are facing for the .....- 2/2/2009 9:51:24 PM
What Would Happen With Payment from Glen Rose Medical Center for Certificate of Obligation (salon) Okay. So follow my logic. When I spoke with Mike Ford earlier today he told me that even if the GRMC doesn't pay back the money that it, as a private foundation, owes the county for leasing the la.....- 2/2/2009 4:30:47 PM
Some Hospital District Questions Answered-Glen Rose-And Some Still Not (salon) I saw Mike Ford of Precinct 2 this morning, who is also president of the Dr Roger Marks Foundation. I had questioned whether any money raised by the foundation, of which Gary Marks also sits on the bo.....- 2/2/2009 12:53:43 PM
Governor Rick Perry Still the 'Flim-Flam' Man (pstern) Gov. Perry is still scamming Texans. Several years ago Perry "galloped" around the state pushing to deregulate higher education tuition under the guise that it would make tuit.....- 2/1/2009 9:33:06 PM
Movies We Watch- The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy (salon) I remember reading the story a very long time ago, and enjoying it as a highly interesting morality play involving character.  At least 3 of the people who were in *Rome* were in this-Ciaran Hind.....- 2/1/2009 11:27:04 AM
To Be Verified- Another Glen Rose Town Hall Meeting (Hospital District) Tomorrow Night MONDAY FEB 2 at 7:00 pm (salon) Originally, another one of the Town Hall meetings presented by Gary Marks was listed as being on TUESDAY, February 3,but when I was at the county clerk's office recently, I was told the date had been .....- 2/1/2009 11:08:39 AM
Rumor Has it that Glen Rose Medical Center Personnel Are Being Threatened To Get Out and Vote FOR (salon) or they will lose their jobs.  Have heard this from several people. One person apparently is glad that that one doesn\'t live in the county and can\'t vote in this election. I can certain.....- 2/1/2009 10:56:41 AM
Chet Edwards Having a Town Hall Meeting Today (1/31/09) at Burleson City Hall at 2:00 pm (salon) If you go, please take a tape recorder. Would also like a recap of what happened since it has been SOOOOOO LLLLLOOOOOOOONNNNNGGG since he's had one in Somervell County.Update - I notice that the Clebu.....- 1/31/2009 12:33:03 PM
Should Feral Hogs Be Hunted Down Via Helicopter? Sid Miller (TX House Dist 59) Thinks So (salon) I have some mixed feelings about this. Feral hogs are out of control in the state and they breed a lot of hoglets every year. I have heard that they are up north of us in Hood and also in Erath County.....- 1/30/2009 4:57:04 PM
Glen Rose ISD Buys Land for $14,500 per acre (salon) I was interested to hear of GRISD buying 86.38 acres of land for approximately 1 million 300,000 dollars. (actually 89.81 including 4 other lots)Copy of contract in PDF form- if you have a slow connec.....- 1/30/2009 4:40:32 PM
Quick Passing Thought about Local Newspapers in Glen Rose (salon) While I was up on the SOS Texas site looking for the business that Rose Beck has (and I couldn't find) , I also thought I would see whether Billie Jones is now listed as owner of the Glen Rose Newspap.....- 1/30/2009 4:13:02 PM
Two More Passing Thoughts about the Glen Rose Medical Center > Hospital District Election (salon) When I was looking at the lease that GRMF dba GRMC signed with the county before, I saw a clause that basically said that operating their private entity on county property wasn't going to cost the tax.....- 1/30/2009 2:43:17 PM
More on the Meridian Clinic (in Bosque County) and the Glen Rose Health Care Partnership (salon) I went down to Walnut Springs and got the latest Bosque County News from January 28, 2009. The title article is about how the Meridian Manor sale has been delayed again, but even though Rose Beck hasn.....- 1/30/2009 2:32:19 PM
Going to see about adding anonymous comments back sometime today (salon) will probably test it tonight but if you see any odd, temporary glitches, that's what they are from. Today all comments are disabled. If you want to say something about a particular post, send me an e.....- 1/30/2009 1:50:43 PM
Gerald Daugherty, Mike Krusee must be removed from influential Transit Working Group Committee! (pstern) People voted-out Gerald Daugherty, so now he stays on the influential Transit Working Group Committee?Texans know that former Rep. Mike Krusee was affiliated with many pro-TTC and toll road entities, .....- 1/29/2009 5:21:07 PM
A Possible Solution to the Bee Problem- Colony Collapse Disorder (salon) People voted-out Gerald Daugherty, so now he stays on the influential Transit Working Group Committee?Texans know that former Rep. Mike Krusee was affiliated with many pro-TTC and toll road entities, .....- 1/29/2009 2:20:52 PM
Lamar County (Texas) Residents Win Lawsuit against Natural Gas Compressor Station (salon) from reader DOT, article in the FW Star-Telegram.You know, this really makes me feel good. You know we have a big ole compressor station that is down 199, actually across the county line in Hood Count.....- 1/29/2009 1:45:33 PM
TONIGHT- Jan 29- Reminder About Meeting about Comanche Peak Nuclear Reactors (salon) from reader DOT, article in the FW Star-Telegram.You know, this really makes me feel good. You know we have a big ole compressor station that is down 199, actually across the county line in Hood Count.....- 1/29/2009 1:24:19 PM
My First MonkeyJam Project-heh (salon) from reader DOT, article in the FW Star-Telegram.You know, this really makes me feel good. You know we have a big ole compressor station that is down 199, actually across the county line in Hood Count.....- 1/29/2009 11:20:11 AM
Audio-About that Initial 75 Cent Valuation on Glen Rose Hospital District Petition (salon) 2 audio chunks spliced together. One is from the end of the Nov 10 Somervell County Commissioner's Court meeting where they discussed putting the petition to form a hospital district on the ballot.....- 1/28/2009 4:29:52 PM
What's Bill Clinton's Problem? On that horrible sexist joke Poppy *Old Coot* Bush Told (salon) I'm with bligbi - clicik the link to watch the video and read more.Here’s a a man who states he’s pro-woman and a man whose own wife and daughter have been the recipients of sexist at.....- 1/28/2009 2:58:27 PM
Peanut Butter-Made Me Laugh (salon) I'm with bligbi - clicik the link to watch the video and read more.Here’s a a man who states he’s pro-woman and a man whose own wife and daughter have been the recipients of sexist at.....- 1/28/2009 2:45:49 PM
Nuclear Reactor News O Day for January 28 2009 (salon) Oregon State University gets grant from NRC (really, isn't that from us?) to develop a super-hot reactor instead of a water-based one. Texas A&M also involved in this.These high-temperature, gas-c.....- 1/28/2009 2:42:27 PM
Quicksilver Financials for Year End 2008 (one US office in Glen Rose) (salon) Oregon State University gets grant from NRC (really, isn't that from us?) to develop a super-hot reactor instead of a water-based one. Texas A&M also involved in this.These high-temperature, gas-c.....- 1/28/2009 1:51:03 PM
That's CRAZY! (salon) Oregon State University gets grant from NRC (really, isn't that from us?) to develop a super-hot reactor instead of a water-based one. Texas A&M also involved in this.These high-temperature, gas-c.....- 1/28/2009 1:48:12 PM
Yeah! QUIT SHAVING OR PUTTING ON YOUR MAKEUP WHILE YOU*RE DRIVING (salon) I LIKE this bill from Texas Lege Quintanilla Not that I like the idea of a cop giving EXTRA scrutiny into my vehicle while I'm driving but heck, if somebody is friggin driving down the freeway at 65 m.....- 1/28/2009 1:43:39 PM
You Think Your Tenants are the US Consulate-They're Really the DEA (salon) Would you rent out your home if you knew that a secret anti-cartel intelligence operation was going to be run out of your house? And that that would make YOUR property the target of narcotraffickers w.....- 1/28/2009 1:35:46 PM
Cheerleading is a Contact Sport-You Can't Sue The Person Who Drops You (salon) One of my favorite movies is "Bring it on" with Kirsten Dunst-not the sequel. One of the parts is about a cheerleading competition down in Florida where people are being flipped up into the .....- 1/28/2009 1:26:46 PM
GE Tried to Get Out of Cleaning Hudson River PCBS- Judge Says Nope You Clean it ! (salon) from Canadian Business - Snark... GE said that allowing the EPA to order cleanups when it isn't an emergency (when would it be? When people and fish roll over dead?) violates the due process clau.....- 1/28/2009 1:10:44 PM
Religious News and Notes from the Distaff Side for January 28 2009 (salon) I didni't realize it was only in 2000 that the Southern Baptist Convention decided to bar women from being pastors. Jesus told Man to Drive His SUV into Planned Parenthood in St Paul, MNAccording to t.....- 1/28/2009 1:06:11 PM
Snow Pics for Glen Rose for Jan 28 2009 (salon) You know, when I LOOK out at this snow, which fell last night, it looks quite different than in the pictures. Maybe it's because I lived in Ohio and that was *SNOW*. But you know, you've got to take i.....- 1/28/2009 11:58:47 AM
In Response to Gov. Perry's 'State of the State' Address (pstern) Perry a big part of the problem  For thinking people, what remains most visible is that Gov. Rick Perry has been the instrumental force for most of our political, economic and social pr.....- 1/28/2009 10:33:49 AM
QUESTION (humanbeing) So, Salon, if you support having a local hospital but do not support its request for the creation of a Hospital District (which may be the best way to keep it viable), how do you feel about our Water .....- 1/28/2009 9:23:46 AM
11:45 PM and it's COLD Outside-Right now GRISD delayed opening 2 1/2 hours tomorrow (salon) So, Salon, if you support having a local hospital but do not support its request for the creation of a Hospital District (which may be the best way to keep it viable), how do you feel about our Water .....- 1/27/2009 11:52:12 PM
Peter Stern's - Bush the Worst President Ever article makes it into a Hong Kong newspaper (salon) So, Salon, if you support having a local hospital but do not support its request for the creation of a Hospital District (which may be the best way to keep it viable), how do you feel about our Water .....- 1/27/2009 9:07:38 PM
Sleet Falling and Icy Roads Starting.... Get off the road! Now! (salon) So, Salon, if you support having a local hospital but do not support its request for the creation of a Hospital District (which may be the best way to keep it viable), how do you feel about our Water .....- 1/27/2009 8:39:07 PM
Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) Earmarks for 2008- Including Glen Rose Medical Center (salon) List of earmarks, some of which have co-sponsors for Chet Edwards for 2008. Here's the link to the specific one for $315,000 for the GRMC. Wondering. Since the county holds the lease for hte G.....- 1/27/2009 8:23:50 PM
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