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Republicans Cut and Run from Passing Appropriations Bill This year-Did the Glen Rose Medical Center appropriation pass? (salon) Back in July, Chet Edwards was able to secure $700,000 for renovating the Glen Rose Medical Center as part of the 2007 Labor, Education, Health and Human Services Appropriations Bill. That passed the .....- 12/10/2006 5:31:46 PM
The Eagle Mountain Lake (Tarrant County, Texas) Saga Continues- Seems the Money To Save it Really Wasn't There (salon) I've been following the Eagle Mountain Lake sleight-of-hand for the last year as an example of greed at the Texas governor's level, money-shifting within the legislature that leads to gross underfundi.....- 12/10/2006 10:14:30 AM
Pics from Somervell County Day at Fossil Rim on Dec 9, 2006 (salon) Couldn't have been a more perfect day for driving the tour at Fossil Rim. The weather is a little cold but the sun is shining and there are still colored leaves on the trees. We were vastly amused by .....- 12/9/2006 9:05:08 PM
Hah! Texas Toll Road Study Smacks Down Claim that Gas Taxes Would Have to Triple to Build all Needed Roads (salon) We've already said that EVEN IF the gas taxes were raised somewhat, it would STILL be cheaper than the toll road rates that are a-coming. Paul Burka wrote about the Texas Transporation Institute Study.....- 12/9/2006 12:30:18 PM
Nuclear Power-Future Generations Will Wonder Why We Did it when Other Forms of Clean Energy Exist (salon) Last night got into an interesting discussion with someone who's been here in Glen Rose since the 1970's when Comanche Peak was started. The nuclear power plant not only brought jobs to Somervell Coun.....- 12/9/2006 12:19:40 PM
Boulder Colorado Water Department Knows Every Inch Of Every Customer's Yard (salon) through satellite. Although this article is talking about water usage, I have to wonder if anyone in Boulder cares that sat photos of their property are being collected and kept in a database file for.....- 12/9/2006 12:05:41 PM
US Taxpayer Money Used for Blackwater Guards to Protect Soldiers?????? No... Halliburton employees (salon) Ooops. Halliburton broke the law. And we paid for it. Can't wait to see what Henry Waxman is going to do with this in the next session.KBR subcontractors hired armed guards to protect employees in vio.....- 12/9/2006 11:48:49 AM
State Department Seeking Comment Until January 7th on using RFID in passport cards-TELL THEM (salon) They seem to think it's good enough to give people metal blocking sleeves. Note that the Smart Card Alliance is against using RFID in e-passports because of it's human tracking capabilities. Frank Mos.....- 12/9/2006 11:37:51 AM
Trashy but Delish- Globe Magazine Says Bush Tell-All Book Will Expose Divorce Scandal (salon) Who knows if this is all true or not but it sure makes great snark reading! On my way out to a party last night, while at the grocery, I saw this headline jump out at me and HAD TO BUY THE GLOBE! (I c.....- 12/9/2006 10:30:08 AM
Bizarre to me that 1000 Texas Army National Guard troops just got back from ... KOSOVO (salon) Now, I knew that the National Guard was tapped to go to Iraq, to supplement the regular Army, etc there, and I thought having to send forces that at least theoretically are supposed to help IN OUR OWN.....- 12/9/2006 9:11:01 AM
Texas Senator Fraser of Horseshoe Bay Says TXU Racks Up Record Profits, Abuses Its Customers (salon) Senator Fraser's counties - Bell, Blanco, Brown, Burnet, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, Erath, Gillespie, Hamilton, Kerr, Kimble, Lampasas, Llano, Mason, McCulloch, Menard, Mills, San Saba and.....- 12/9/2006 8:47:16 AM
When is an Iraq *Insurgent* a *Civilian? US-led Forces Kill 20 (salon) I had previously read this article from a UK newspaper in which Iraqi officials disputed a US report that 20 Al-Qaida militants had died in an attack. However, police and officials in the town of Isha.....- 12/8/2006 3:23:47 PM
Bush/NSA Spying on Americans-Was the Real Reason Bush acted illegally because of TIME to get warrants OR>>> (salon) was it because there wasn't enough probable cause to get a warrant? And is Arlen Specter's new bill he just introduced to play into that, in order, that is, to allow getting warrants WITHOUT PROBABLE .....- 12/8/2006 3:12:13 PM
Biometrics Ahoy! In the UK, *No Finger? No Fly* (salon) Out there in the Futureland of imaginary Big Lists, a Big List that associates fingers with actual identities will exist in the shape of the National Identity Register, so when Byrne says of miSense t.....- 12/8/2006 3:07:09 PM
Remember how, in 2005, Republicans, including DeLay and Joe Barton, tried to shield MTBE manufacturers from liability? (salon) Wrote about DeLay here. Smokey Joe Barton joined DeLay here.  Chet Edwards voted with the Republicans to keep in the language shielding MTBE manufacturers (Capps amendment) a Saudi company in DeLay's .....- 12/8/2006 2:59:01 PM
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