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State Income Tax: penicillin or placebo? (pstern) In response to all those Texans who believe that it is "time for a state income tax."  Unfortunately, many Texans have been deceived by the propaganda pushed upon them by various legisl.....- 1/17/2009 9:31:25 PM
Health Providers, Pharmaceuticals Still 'Ripping-Off' Americans (pstern) It just doesn't end!  Every year American consumers must pay more for their health care and pharmaceutical needs and every year health care providers and the pharmaceutical industry ---.....- 1/17/2009 8:33:26 PM
Trans Texas Corridor Lives-Except Now It's Undercover (salon) from the Clifton RecordTerri Hall, co-director of Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom (www.TexasTURF.org) told the Rrecord that Saenz’s move was a publicity stunt with no substance.No law has .....- 1/17/2009 8:12:00 PM
Audio- Not So Hard to Say Goodbye to Bush the Lesser (salon) - 1/17/2009 7:49:04 PM
Microsoft's Silverlight Choice of Online Streaming for the Inaugural (salon) - 1/17/2009 7:34:42 PM
How Many Nuclear Reactors Do You Want in Your Backyard? (salon) - 1/17/2009 4:43:31 PM
What About the Rest of Us, Chet Edwards? (salon) I just picked up the weekly Glen Rose Reporter newspaper and this article entitled "Chet Edwards Visits Somervell" is annoying. As we noted here earlier this week, Edwards popped in at the c.....- 1/17/2009 4:29:01 PM
Making a TV Antenna Part 2 -DIY (salon) Here\'s Part 1 and the first post. We actually can watch television through a signal from DFW now! We are so far out that couldn\'t get a signal before, but after bulding the antenna, .....- 1/17/2009 1:00:21 AM
On Bloggery Versus Journalism Or Do the Standards Mesh? (salon) I've been, as I mentioned a bit ago, reading the book "The Devil in Dover" about the Kitzmiller vs Dover PA Board of Education Creationism aka Intelligent Design trial. I particularly liked .....- 1/16/2009 7:45:16 PM
Reading *The Devil in Dover* by Lebo and was surprised to see Glen Rose mentioned in the book (salon) *The Devil in Dover* is a highly entertaining account of the Kitzmiller vs Dover Board of Education case involving intelligent design's smackdown. I was a little appalled when I read how the schoo.....- 1/16/2009 6:44:07 PM
KhAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN- Thought this was funny (salon) - 1/16/2009 6:29:17 PM
Open Civil Court Records in Texas Story (salon) The judiciary has long recognized that case file documents, unless sealed or otherwise restricted by statute or court rule, are available at the courthouse for public inspection and copying. The commo.....- 1/16/2009 6:22:28 PM
New Texas Science Website-Teach Them Science (salon) - 1/16/2009 5:23:16 PM
Video-*Bye George* (salon) - 1/16/2009 4:53:31 PM
$2.1 million severance for Luminant COO (pharper) Luminant, a power generation company under the umbrella of Energy Future Holdings Corp., said Chief Operating Officer Michael T. McCall will resign, effective Jan. 31.In a Securities and Exchange Comm.....- 1/16/2009 12:03:21 PM
Interesting Bill in Texas Lege About Solar Energy Panels and Property Associations (salon) Mike Jackson introduced Bill SB403 which says, basically, that a property owner's association cannot stop a homeowner from installing and using a solar panel as long as how it's installed adheres to c.....- 1/16/2009 9:12:39 AM
In Georgia, You Want a Nuclear Power Plant? You'll Pay For it Through Higher Rates (salon) if State Senator Dan Balfour gets his way. State Sen. Don Balfour plans to introduce legislation on Friday that will allow Georgia Power to start charging ratepayers right away for the $2 billion in i.....- 1/16/2009 8:51:06 AM
Military More Reliant on Air Strikes in Afghanistan-Which are Likely to Kill More Civilians (salon) About a conference of new military technology in Orlandso-via Middle East Online.The big-picture lesson seemed to be that current Army technology has made American wars feasible, but interminable. Hea.....- 1/16/2009 8:02:18 AM
On those Veteran Suicides-ONE was because a VA Facility Had Turned a Veteran Away (salon) Iread a bit ago about a $350,000 settlement the government has made (and the families accepted) because their son was turned away from a VA facility in Leeds, MA.  The original lawsuit was filed .....- 1/16/2009 4:18:12 AM
Taxpayers foot the bill for Bush's new Dallas Office (pstern) Whatever happened to President Truman's "The buck stops here!" policy?American taxpayers will foot the tab for Pres. George W. Bush's new 8,000 sq. ft. business office in Dallas, TX. at a co.....- 1/16/2009 4:27:04 AM
ONe More Thing to Look forward to-Bush Removed from *Welcome to Texas* Signs (salon) - 1/15/2009 1:58:03 PM
FLAGRANT?? (humanbeing) - 1/15/2009 10:55:25 AM
A Small Gripe about Baloney Emails-Ammunition Accountability Act (salon) I got an email forwarded to me this morning that was about how Obama, because he can't take away your guns, is going at the Po Po gun owners by serializing or otherwise marking the ammo that people sh.....- 1/15/2009 10:57:44 AM
Radioactive Waste to be stored in West Texas (pharper) LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas environmental regulators approved a plan Wednesday to dispose of low-level radioactive waste from around the country at a West Texas remote site near the New Mexico border......- 1/15/2009 9:59:21 AM
Preventing Voter Fraud: Hey, buddy, y'all got a photo ID? (pstern) A large chunk of lawmakers again are trying to push through legislation to force voters to show a photo ID as a means to protect us from voter fraud.  Exactly how this defends against&n.....- 1/15/2009 9:02:54 AM
Watched Blackout-The Cynthia McKinney Movie Last Night (salon) I echo Peter Stern's blog posts, below, in which he is commenting on how there's only 7 days left of Bush and is thrilled to pieces over it. Last night, I watched Blackout and remembered all over agai.....- 1/15/2009 9:04:11 AM
Only 7 more Bush days!!! (pstern) - 1/15/2009 6:54:02 AM
Only 7 more Bush days!!! (pstern) - 1/15/2009 6:51:17 AM
Making the Antenna Step 1 (salon) As mentioned, I'm going to make an antenna and hope it will only take about an hour to actually do. On this post, I want to show the parts I actually had to buy and what they cost.I went to radio shac.....- 1/15/2009 12:29:24 AM
Soon. Who Will Need a Television? ABC To Stream More Shows, inc General Hospital (salon) - 1/14/2009 6:10:36 PM
Supreme Court Spits on the 4th Amendment (salon) Illegal searches? No problem, the police can still admit it as evidence. Here's what I wonder- does it happen often that the SCOTU reverses a decision? Cause it seems to me that this is one of the fin.....- 1/14/2009 6:09:08 PM
*Popular* Views-Who Decides? Where? Majority versus Minority Viewpoints (salon) Have to say something that has been rankling me for a couple of days. At the NRC meeting, the majority of people from Somervell County spoke up for the additional nuclear reactors that will come, if L.....- 1/14/2009 1:41:55 PM
Solar and Wind Energy-Imagine that some entity made a TEST CASE out of Somervell County (salon) The other day I read an article that said that, if transmission lines bills were passed, all that solar and wind energy that exists out in west Texas would be available to metroplex areas, usable, wit.....- 1/14/2009 12:28:04 PM
Audio and Selected Video from City of Glen Rose Meeting January 2009 (salon) MP3-best to right click and download to save to your drive. Entire meeting therein, which covered such subjects as the Kathy Moss again speaking up about the Rhett Butler memorial, status of the River.....- 1/14/2009 12:53:31 PM
Interesting article on Israel and Hamas: (pstern) - 1/14/2009 6:47:33 AM
GUILTY, AS CHARGED... (humanbeing) I could kick myself for not making it to the public (so-called) 'Environmental impact Study' hearing last week here in Somervell County concerning the addition of two more reactors at Comanche Peak Po.....- 1/13/2009 7:52:06 PM
Renee Zellweiger Trashed by Go Fug Yourself (salon) - 1/13/2009 12:34:42 AM
Going to try to build my own HDTV Antenna (salon) over the next few days and will document how or whether it works, with pictures! We live so far out and can\'t get a signal from the DFW television stations, nor even from Waco the other direct.....- 1/12/2009 10:56:01 PM
Too Many Doctors NOT Accepting New Patients Under Medicare (pstern) While it is true that the Medicare program may look pretty good on paper, there are many problems inherent in the program that few see until they are in the system. One of the most.....- 1/12/2009 9:33:19 PM
Over 100 Texas Municipalities Say No To Electricity Deal with Luminant (salon) From the FW Star-Telegram. Cities in CAPP (Cities Aggregation Power Project) DID make a deal with Direct Energy and FPL Energy. What I found interesting was a main reason why they did NOT renew a cont.....- 1/12/2009 9:31:33 PM
REALITY (humanbeing) I caught Bob Simon, CBS correspondent, on Charlie Rose the other night. He said he believed that the two-state solution to the Israel/Palestine 'problem' is no longer attainable. He then said that Isr.....- 1/12/2009 7:18:25 PM
Video of Chet Edwards (US House District 17) Stance on Nuclear Power at Comanche Peak (salon) I had put this in the post about the Somervell County Commissioner's court for January 2009; wanted to call it out again more specifically, again.Chet Edwards said in this video that nuclear energy is.....- 1/12/2009 7:25:58 PM
81st Texas Legislative Session Off to a Bad Start Before It Begins (pstern) Do you have that bad taste in your mouth again?   You should.  The Legislature begins its 81st session tomorrow and already Transportation Chair Sen. John Carona is extending priva.....- 1/12/2009 1:56:26 PM
Audio and Selected Video-Somervell County Commissioner's Court January 09 (salon) Chet Edwards (US House District 17) came by. (I asked Victoria Sykes, incidentally, WHEN Chet Edwards will come here and have a town hall meeting? She said they were working on that. I hope so. It's b.....- 1/12/2009 4:59:21 PM
Okay. So the *WORD* TTC is Dead... Not Having Privately Run Toll Roads all Frigging Over Texas (salon) We suspected as much when we first heard that TXDOT said that the TTC (Trans Texas Corridor) was dead, but not the toll road deals. This spells it out. "I see no reason to extend the moratorium, .....- 1/12/2009 12:38:27 PM
Best Environmental FARK Title O day- Supreme Court to consider the incredibly tricky question (salon) whether the CLEAN WATER ACT was intended to stop companies from dumping mine waste into nearby lakes (Obvious).From the Seattle P-IA lawyer for a proposed Alaska gold mine told the Supreme Court on Mo.....- 1/12/2009 12:32:35 PM
Toxic, Unregulated Coal Dumps Dot the US (salon) from OneworldIn late December, 300 acres in Tennessee were flooded with toxic sludge when a pond used to store coal ash ruptured. "Coal ash, a toxic byproduct from burning coal to create electric.....- 1/12/2009 12:28:06 PM
Children still low on Texas list of priorities (pstern) I'll make this commentary "short and sweet".  If kids were important to elected officials, they would have arrived at a rational and swift resolution to financing public education and g.....- 1/12/2009 11:07:09 AM
Confidential to beyondgreen (salon) I don't post spam, to include people hawking books they want to sell. I'm sure your book may be great but if you want to place an ad on this site, email me and I'll give you a price. It's a little ins.....- 1/12/2009 9:07:33 AM
What If Flu Was Resistant to the Vaccine? Yup... Happening this Winter (salon) via DvorakVirtually all the flu in the United States this season is resistant to the leading antiviral drug Tamiflu, and scientists and health officials are trying to figure out why.The problem is not.....- 1/11/2009 9:09:56 PM
'Why aren't oil companies drilling more on those millions of acres?' (pstern) If you are at all anything like me, not knowing that much about the oil industry, you have wondered about the above [virtually rhetorical] question that has been pushed around by legislators and media.....- 1/11/2009 6:15:03 PM
Gas Tax Revenue just another legislative 'slush fund' (pstern) More legislative "cronyism" The gasoline tax is little more than another legislative "slush fund" whereby lawmakers continue to divert OUR tax dollars from it to their various spec.....- 1/11/2009 2:37:19 PM
*Make Me A Science That Doesn't Conflict With My Religious Beliefs* (salon) Excellent posting about the ghetto of apologetics science from OpenParachute...happens with those scientists and academics connected to creationist/intelligent design (ID) institutes (e.g. Discovery I.....- 1/11/2009 1:19:37 PM
Glacier National Park Glaciers are Disappearing (salon) SighEvery glacier will be completely evaporated by 2020.Last year, I went on vacay up in the Pacific northwest and intended to go to Glacier National Park but ran out of time. I think I simply MUST se.....- 1/11/2009 11:56:13 AM
A Newspaper Is Still a Newspaper Even If It Doesn't Own Its Own Printing Press (salon) Saw this via Brains and Eggs, about how the Seattle-Intelligencer is going under, and the Beaumont (TX) paper is going to outsource its printing to the Houston Chron. Leaving the S-I out of this entir.....- 1/11/2009 11:48:13 AM
Bush's Propaganda Think Tank to be Housed in Same Building as HIs Library at SMU (salon) Originally, as readers here know, the library was supposed to be in a separate building than the Bush policy insttitue, which is an attempt to make Bush the Lesser look good. AND was and continues to .....- 1/11/2009 11:15:12 AM
West Texas and Solar Energy-Still Tied to Old School Grid Thinking (salon) from OA Online as the last line of this article that discusses solar energy, transmission lines, Texas Lege, etc, says.Wind and solar would go nicely together in West Texas, since solar would be .....- 1/11/2009 11:01:19 AM
We Can Do It the Easy Way... Or the Hard Way- Ag Secretary Schafer On NAIS and Premises Registration (salon) Ugh.I really hate the way this little bit of an interview with Ed Schafer sounds. As in "Yeah, it's voluntary.. and if you don't voluntarily do it, we'll MAKE you do it and you see how you are th.....- 1/11/2009 10:53:47 AM
Chet Edwards (Us House District 17) Supports Genocide in Gaza (salon) Saw this via Waco TribU.S. Rep. Chet Edwards (D-Waco) supported House passage of House Resolution 34 recognizing Israel’s right to defend itself against attacks from Gaza.In a statement from his.....- 1/11/2009 10:18:43 AM
Movies-Watched *Burn After Reading* and *Hamlet 2* last night (salon) Loved both movies. I thoroughly enjoyed the premise of Burn After Reading, which I won't detail here because it would spoil it for you if you haven't seen. Brad Pitt plays a great moronic character. I.....- 1/11/2009 10:02:10 AM
Nooooooooooo! They're REmaking Electric Company (salon) No! No! No! There simply cannot be anything better than the old Electric Company show, that had Morgan "Easy Reader" Freeman before he started showing up in every movie under the sun (in fac.....- 1/11/2009 9:41:56 AM
Will Madoff victims write off their losses and pass it on to the taxpayers? (pharper) So I'm looking at the news today and I see that some author, Alexandra Penney, who used to eat lunch at the four seasons was caught up in the Madoff scheme and lost all her money. I thought .....- 1/11/2009 9:58:31 AM
Sid Miller (Tx House District 59) Moving into the Capital Building (salon) from News8 AustinSome staff members encountered some new problems this session, like those in Rep.Sid Miller's office. They moved from the Capitol Extension to the actual Capitol building."Now th.....- 1/11/2009 9:31:50 AM
Bush... Not Real Interested in What His Home in Dallas Looks Like (salon) In fact, Mr. Uncurious hasn't even been to see what his wife bought yet. The Bushes will move into a $2 million, 8,500-square-foot home in Dallas that the first lady selected and that Bush has yet to .....- 1/10/2009 5:34:46 PM
Would YOU Want a Big Ole 77 Foot Cross on the Subdivision Lot Next Door? (salon) Didn't think so. I notice in this article from the Houston Chron that it isn't that the foundation that wants to put up a cross can't do it on other land that isn't in the subdivision, it's just that .....- 1/10/2009 4:43:31 PM
It Used to Bother People That Items were Made In China and Not the USA (salon) I was in Tractor Supply in Granbury earlier today and noticed that virtually everything near the cash register that I looked at was made in China. That included a bunch of clearance Christmas stuff. B.....- 1/10/2009 4:41:25 PM
Texas Zoo in Victoria Gets Three Red Wolves from Fossil Rim (Glen Rose) (salon) Nice article from the Victoria Advocate that includes photos and video of the red wolves.The Texas Zoo is doing its part to help save a species that was on the brink of extinction.On Friday morning, t.....- 1/10/2009 12:22:29 PM
Judge Tells Feds They Can't Snoop On Touch Tone Phone Codes (salon) One time some years back one of my cousins was sure that her husband was cheating on her and she got some kind of device that recorded the touch tone dial tones from the phone and then translated them.....- 1/9/2009 8:21:19 PM
Just a Quick Snark-Seems like Lately I've Seen More Women Dressing Like Sarah Palin (salon) I was in the HEB in STephenville a few weeks ago and was startled to see a woman who had her hair up just like Palin wears, all lumped up and wild looking and like it would tump her head over, al.....- 1/9/2009 8:15:05 PM
O the Crowds-For a Technological Presidency (salon) I got this invitation to the inauguration in the mail today. Not tickets, mind you, but a big ole honking general invitation, although it was addressed to me (also had a handy dandy pull out sheet for.....- 1/9/2009 7:37:44 PM
Heh! TSA and their uniforms (salon) - 1/9/2009 2:41:07 PM
WHO's Gonna Say *I Quit Because of My Huge Gambling Debt in Vegas!* -Texas Teacher Retirement Fund (salon) Ugh. Doesn't the Texas Teacher Retirement Fund have ENOUGH problems? Although, I'm glad this joker has stepped down. But to expect us to believe it's for any other reason than he was publicly outed by.....- 1/9/2009 2:31:28 PM
Joe the Plumber Logic-Those Who Died in Iraq Weren't Christian Enough (salon) Is he scared that one of the Hamas rockets might have his name on it? Not really. After all, as he explained, he's a Christian so God will keep him safe. "Being a Christian I'm pretty well protec.....- 1/9/2009 2:13:58 PM
Another Video of the BART Killing by a Cop- WARNING THIS IS DISTURBING (salon) and has foul language. via DvorakI heard about this on the radio last night, about a cop that shot, in cold blood, a man inside the BART station. At the time the cop had quit his job before he could b.....- 1/9/2009 2:02:54 PM
Bills that Sid Miller (TX House District 59) has Introduced for 81R (salon) HB 375 Relating to classifying farm elk as livestock under the Agriculture Code.I wonder if this is due to importation of diseased elk from other states?  Here's a question-will this bill re.....- 1/9/2009 1:09:38 PM
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