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Education Only for Wealthy (pstern) Let's remember to thank Gov. Perry for high tuition costs Is college for wealthy elitists only?  The answer may be yes.Fewer Texas children and their families are able to afford the cost of .....- 1/9/2009 12:57:32 PM
Weatherford (TX) Letter to The Editor Calls for Punishment of Cheney for War Crimes (salon) - 1/9/2009 12:51:49 PM
Bet This Would-Be Arsonist from Weatherford Won't be Faking His Next Heart Attack (salon) Saw this article in the Weatherford Democrat about a guy who wanted to torch his restaurant and have it be a complete loss in order to benefit from a big insurance policy. Problem was, for him, that h.....- 1/9/2009 12:48:01 PM
One More Comment on the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant Expansion Plans (salon) All other factors aside, I've been thinking about what Somervell County was like before the nuclear power plant came here (which was long before my time living here, incidentally). I do know that ther.....- 1/9/2009 12:38:44 PM
Thanks to Chet Edwards (US House District 17) Priority 8 Veterans to Get Benefits (salon) from the Cleburne Times paperThose veterans were initially blocked from enrollment in the VA system in January 2003 if their income exceeded $30,000 a year.U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco, authored a $.....- 1/9/2009 12:05:04 PM
About those Roadside Parks in Somervell County (salon) Icame across this article about the two roadside parks that are in Somervell County. One is on Hwy 67 near the Johnson County/Somervell County line and the other is on Hwy 144 North. I met someone rec.....- 1/9/2009 12:01:34 PM
Article about Rhino Ridge Outfitters and Paluxy Outfitters on NBC site (salon) about water sports on the Brazos.  Downtown boat show this week through Sunday in Fort Worth at the convention centerHave to say that Adam Eyres, rhino-wrangler at Fossil Rim, who also arranged t.....- 1/9/2009 11:55:36 AM
Why Do Humans Fabricate Religions? (salon) Via Brains and Eggs (which, incidentally, my now-deceased grandmother loved to feed us for breakfast!)about the online book Why Won't God Heal Amputees?How do we know, for sure, that Jesus was a norma.....- 1/9/2009 11:47:10 AM
Not a Christian? You're Going to Die! - Christian Ski Lift Operator Kills Catholic (salon) Okay, so this guy, who is a ski lift operator in Boulder, CO is obviously warped. But this is the part that got me.General manager Brian Mahon was shot and killed Dec. 30 at the ski area west of Neder.....- 1/9/2009 10:17:20 AM
Why You Should Think LONG and HARD Before Joining the Military-About a Deserter (salon) I've been reading an article this morning about Kimberly Rivera from Mesquite, Texas, who is the first known female Iraqi war resister who fled to Canada with her husband and two kiddos. The article i.....- 1/9/2009 10:55:26 AM
Movies I've Watched Recently-Lil Bush SUCKS!!! (salon) I really do like Netflix. I got three movies the other day and thought they would be good. Well, ONE of them was, it was a hilarious comedy that probably everybody in the world knows about but me-a ca.....- 1/8/2009 11:07:37 PM
Interesting Court Stuff in Glen Rose (salon) I hadn't even been to see what criminal court is like, so thought I would go down this last Wednesday. I thought there was going to be a murder trial of a man who isn't from here but apparently his mu.....- 1/8/2009 10:12:40 PM
About that Hospital District in Somervell County (salon) I noticed when I was at the county courthouse today that there's a notice about meetings to inform the public what the hospital district is. As said before, we get to vote on it on February 14, but wh.....- 1/8/2009 9:56:50 PM
Mom: Were You Wearing Your Clean Underwear? Oh.. Never Mind-Bwahahahahahah (salon) - 1/8/2009 2:23:29 PM
You're Serving Overseas But Not To Worry! A Robot Will Take Your Place with Your Kiddos! (salon) - 1/8/2009 2:00:38 PM
Stimulus Money for Nuclear Reactors? NO! (salon) HuffPo There's a list of reasons the hordes of nuclear proponents who will be descending on Washington for a handout need to be turned away. Here's a couple.After a half-century, no real solution.....- 1/8/2009 1:36:51 PM
The Bush Administration Torture Legacy (salon) TimeThis is not the America I know," President George W. Bush said after the first, horrifying pictures of U.S. troops torturing prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq surfaced in April 2004......- 1/8/2009 1:26:23 PM
So.. TTC Dead.. but I-69 still a fire-breathing go? (salon) Um. Somebody please tell me what the fool is different. Let's see, you had TTC-I-69 which was going to grab up people's land in this huge swath from Mexico up through east Texas. And, um, this article.....- 1/8/2009 1:22:26 PM
Beyatch! Give me BACK MY KIDNEY!!!!!!! (salon) Well, here's a weird story o day, but I can well understand the man's stance. How would you like it if you selfishly donated a kidney to help your ailing wife, and THEN FOUND OUT SHE WAS CHEATING ON Y.....- 1/8/2009 1:17:05 PM
Digital Angel Pushing NON-MANDATORY 840 RFID NAIS Tags -YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE THESE FOR COOL (salon) A little background before the press release- From November 2008 where the USDA said they'd like to make COOL 840 tags mandatory as they *progress towards full implementation of NAIS"-that was in.....- 1/8/2009 12:34:56 PM
Official Dinosaur of Texas to be Changed-To be the Paluxysaurus Jonesi (Mentions Glen Rose) (salon) Wrote about this last in 2007.  In THIS Texas Lege session, Charles Geren has introduced a bill to replace the WRONG dinosaur with the RIGHT one. Here's the resolution.  HCR 16WHEREAS, .....- 1/8/2009 9:18:34 AM
More Video and Pictures from the Comanche Peak Nuclear Meeting Last Night in Glen Rose (salon) All of the pictures will be here  and thevideos are on Youtube here.Audio- Afternoon part 1 (mp3)    Afternoon Part 2 (mp3)      Evening part 1 (mp3)  .....- 1/7/2009 10:54:53 PM
2009 Texas Legislative Session (pstern) One of the 1st Priorities:  finalize and implement property tax exemption for 100 percent Disabled Veterans  In 2007 SJR 29 became law but 100% Disabled Veterans were left 'high an.....- 1/7/2009 4:46:34 PM
Interesting Blog from a Marathon Runner from Lake Jackson that apparently also has a house in Glen Rose (salon) - 1/7/2009 1:39:08 PM
Quick Links from Nukefreetexas.org including History of Comanche Peak Nuclear Reactors (salon) Last night at the NCR meeting about 2 more reactors for Comanche Peak, Karen Hadden pointed to some documents that make compelling reading from the nukefreetexas.org site.Here's the link to the Histor.....- 1/7/2009 1:36:59 PM
Texas Transportation Imperative: Governor, Legislators Not Trustworthy (pstern) Texans are being told that "suddenly" the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC), the proposed super-highway from Mexico through the U.S. and up to Canada, plans are over.  Poof!  Va.....- 1/7/2009 12:49:14 PM
The Comanche Peak Mitsubishi Reactor Will NOT Return Water to the River-Glen Rose (salon) I intend to write quite a bit about the Nuclear Regulatory Commission meeting(s) held yesterday at the Somervell County Expo Center, as well as post, in an upcoming post later today, some audio a.....- 1/7/2009 1:29:55 PM
Caroline Kennedy should stay out of politics (pstern) - 1/7/2009 10:41:21 AM
Sign of hostile times shows behavior of many Americans? (pstern) Where is America going? Where is the direction of America going?  Perhaps it is best outlined by the editor of Captiol Hill Blues suspending blogs due to hostile and racist events and overto.....- 1/7/2009 10:12:12 AM
Some Video from Afternoon Session of the NRC About Comanche Peak -Glen Rose (salon) Went to the afternoon session and plan to go tonight as well. The NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) meeting was arranged with some slideshow informatoin about the process, first. It looked like a sh.....- 1/6/2009 6:10:42 PM
Hah! Bush Wants a GATE To Keep People AWAY from Him and HIs House in Chi-Chi Preston Hollow (salon) You  know. The racist neighborhood. Anyway, i"m sure Bush and his neighbors too aren't just worried about tourist gawkers coming down that culdesac but something more serious happening to th.....- 1/6/2009 12:13:57 PM
Ding! Dong! The TTC Is Dead! So Sayeth the TxDOT (salon) Gee. Is it really so simple to kill this HORRIBLE project that all TxDot has to say is It's clearly not the choice of TexansDUH!!!But why does this make me nervous?Each of the dozens of projects that .....- 1/6/2009 11:59:14 AM
Obama Victory Party in Cleburne (TX) on January 24th (Johnson County) (salon) from DeedeeYes we did!Obama Victory PartyJanuary 24, 20094:00 pm – 7:00 pmStudent Union CenterHill CollegeCleburne Campus2121 Mayfield Parkway, Cleburne, Texas 76033"Texas Style Dinner".....- 1/6/2009 10:09:10 AM
Reminder that the NRC Meetings on Comanche Peak at Glen Rose are today (salon) Two meetings, both at the expo center. Both have an open house for an hour before, if you want to speak you must have signed in at least 5 minutes before each meeting.  (Here's previous post, see.....- 1/6/2009 8:04:27 AM
Heh! What Cats Try to Do While You're Sleeping -VIDEO (salon) - 1/5/2009 11:08:08 AM
Oh. Please. No More Bushes in Office-Not Jeb Bush (salon) If we MUST have more dynasties and more of these accursed Bushes, how about in a lifetime a few generations from now? Did have to laugh at Poppy Bush's comment.Right now is probably a bad time, becaus.....- 1/5/2009 10:06:54 AM
Water-Based Eyeglasses-What a GREAT IDEA! (salon) I had lasik surgery done some time back and got rid of some very thick glasses. That said, if I still had to wear glasses for any reason, these would be the way to go!Silver has devised a pair of glas.....- 1/5/2009 10:01:50 AM
The Gaza Wars: Some reality and *food for thought* (pstern)  Interesting perspective that we Americans don't often consider, with some options for additional reading: P  reprinted from the Israeli newspaper Haaretz http://www.haaretz.c.....- 1/5/2009 7:57:24 AM
Texas Politics Still in the Toilet? (pstern)  Apparently Gov. Rick Perry's important contribution to the 2009 Legislative session is to push through his "Choose Life" vanity license plate.  It is unfortunate that most Texans .....- 1/5/2009 6:31:19 AM
So where will Craddick wind up? (pstern) While Rep. Tom Craddick no longer will be Speaker of the House, we have NOT seen the last of him as a powerful figure in Texas.Will he leave the House as Representative to become a lobbyist for one of.....- 1/4/2009 10:13:47 PM
It's true! Craddick is gone as Speaker!!! (pstern) Here is the list of Joe Straus and his 85 supporters --- enough to win as Speaker of the House.Jan. 4, 2009LastFirst1.AllenAlma2.AlonzoRoberto3.AlvaradoCarol4.AnchiaRafael5.BoltonValinda6.BranchDan7.B.....- 1/4/2009 7:24:19 PM
BREAKING NEWS!!! Craddick is out of the race! (pstern) - 1/4/2009 6:42:52 PM
We Hear that somebody(s) forgot to tell Rhett Butler's Mom that the Monument is to be Moved-Glen Rose (salon) If that is true, then it seems that both the city and the county have dropped the ball. As readers know, the monument to Rhett Butler was placed on what was thought to be county land, but actually bel.....- 1/4/2009 4:18:13 PM
Felt like changing up Somervell County Salon for 2009 (salon) - 1/4/2009 3:27:49 PM
Texans need property tax relief NOW! (pstern) For the past decade, homeowners have paid dramatic increases in appraisal values, tax rates and/or bond packages that translate into higher property taxesWhat are state officials doing about it?Natura.....- 1/3/2009 5:29:13 PM
And the Tom Delay Money Laundering Trial Keeps on Dragging on (salon) - 1/3/2009 10:33:31 AM
You Can Ask Your Mate *Hey, Where's the Safest Place on the Plane to Sit?*-Unless You Look Muslim (salon) via JobsangerHow ridic.Update Harper's mag, under the title "None Dare Call it Stupidity"(For the film version of this incident, check out Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay,–.....- 1/3/2009 5:31:12 AM
How many Speaker candidates does it take to screw-in a light bulb? (pstern) At least 14? The legislative reality is that 150 House Representatives vote for the Speaker of the House, so how many candidates are needed?  Apparently, no less than 14 candidates.....- 1/2/2009 7:55:02 PM
Funniest Comment O Day about Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson (salon) - 1/2/2009 6:25:10 PM
Abused Women Should Stay in their Marriage-Another Reason Rick Warren Sucks (salon) From sermons of Warren via SlogThe Bible answer is yes. Does God expect me to stay in a miserable marriage, and why would he do that to me? I often say to people when they're facing this decision, rea.....- 1/2/2009 5:13:54 PM
Biblical Plague: Arabs vs. Jews, Jews vs. Arabs in the Promised Land (pstern) As I have written before, most Americans [including U.S. leaders] don't seem to get the situation in the Middle East.  I have visited the Middle East on various occasions and it is an area r.....- 1/2/2009 3:47:23 PM
Texas School Board is trying to outsource your kids jobs (pharper) The Texas School Board wants to teach Intelligent Design in schools thereby introducing religion into the public school system. While they are fighting this battle one of their key strategies is to pu.....- 1/2/2009 11:28:33 AM
What is Kip Averitt's (SD 22 TX) Legislative Agenda for 2009? (salon) - 1/1/2009 9:13:34 PM
Bwahahah! Video-Uncle Jay Explains the News-the 2008 Recap (salon) - 1/1/2009 9:08:12 PM
Leave a Negative Comment About a Crappy Product? Maybe Get a Bribe (salon) from ConsumeristWe understand that you are quiet upset as the order was canceled. We just need another chance so that we can reinstate your confidence in us by providing a good customer service and ex.....- 1/1/2009 7:11:46 PM
Arson brings in the New Year in Somervell County (pharper) Last night at approximately 2am a fire was reported on County Road 2018, a dead end road many know as Daddy Hankins Road. The fire was a large pile of trees on the north side of the road that wer.....- 1/1/2009 5:14:28 PM
USA Cancels Mandatory Registration Directive-A MAJOR WIN AGAINST NAIS. (salon) got this via email from draol@texaslonghorn.comR-CALF United Stockgrowers of America“Fighting for the U.S.Cattle Producer” For Immediate Release      &nb.....- 1/1/2009 1:28:33 PM
*Strengths and Weaknesses* language absent from 3rd draft for Texas Science Standards (salon) from National Center for Science Education.The first draft (PDF) of the revised standards replaced the "strengths and weaknesses" language with "The student is expected to analyze and e.....- 1/1/2009 9:38:20 AM
On Prayer at Obama's Inauguration (salon) I read the other day that the Freedom from Religion foundation is suing to keep prayer out of Obama's inauguration. That, of course, would ditch bigot Rick Warren, but that's not why the suit is being.....- 1/1/2009 8:39:26 AM
Happy New Year-2009 (salon) I always feel exhilarated and free on the first day of any given year. I don't feel the same way on a birthday, it just seems like a day later that I and others take time to commemorate and celebrate......- 1/1/2009 8:24:39 AM
Beautiful Meteor Shower in pre-dawn Saturday Morning Jan 3 2008 (salon) - 12/31/2008 5:48:20 PM
Free broadband gets one step closer to reality (pharper) Kevin Martin, the Chair of the Federal Communications Commission, called Ars Technica today to let us know that he has revised his proposal to roll out a free (and smut-free) wireless broadband servic.....- 12/31/2008 12:08:57 PM
Irreducible Complexity-the Bicycle-Hah! (salon) - 12/31/2008 10:56:29 AM
And one More PAH! About Cerberus This Time (salon) where my money also went and Chrysler had the nerve to spend a whole bunch of money on a full page ad rubbing it in. Believe me, I would have known from the news without more money going out for an ad.....- 12/30/2008 5:48:28 PM
So... Somervell County Salon is Rated *G* (salon) but what\'s amusing is the Death(1x) Does this mean that if I had had the word "Death", say, 5 times, the website would have become PG? Here\'s the link to see what YOU are.....- 12/30/2008 5:42:45 PM
So Now I, the Taxpayer, Am Helping Pay Back Madoff Victims (salon) - 12/30/2008 5:35:16 PM
More Overall Thoughts of the Science TEKS Hearing before Texas SBOE in November Part 2 (salon) Part 1 here. On this next part, I want to examine some examples the board members seemed to bring up to try to gotcha the speakers. Quite often the board members continued to talk to each other and de.....- 12/30/2008 4:55:33 PM
Overall Thoughts of the Science TEKS Hearing before Texas SBOE in November Part 1 (salon) First up, here are the links to the audio posts and very, very rough transcripts of all the speakers.1st post about why I was listening to the WHOLE thing.      Continuing&nbs.....- 12/30/2008 3:41:04 PM
Last Chunks of Audio from Texas School Board of Education ScienceTeks Hearing November 2008 (salon) Previous link to audio.  In general, I have been doing rough transcripts but midway through the first attempt with this, my computer crapped out. So I am posting the audio and may update what was.....- 12/30/2008 1:12:29 PM
Controlling America: Regulation vs. Deregulation of Various Industries (pstern) -->Once upon a time in America, deregulation was good.  But that was then and this is now.While I now advocate some sort of oversight of various industries, I have been a proponent of .....- 12/30/2008 11:08:58 AM
Wonder If People Can Get Their House Eliminated from Google's Street View? (salon) Iread this morning that they scrubbed a picture of a woman urinating behind a car. As the register saysIf you're ever caught short in broad daylight and decide you really must relieve yourself behind .....- 12/30/2008 8:50:11 AM
Religious Discrimination Within the Military Continues to Exist, Lawsuit Claims (salon) from Army TimesA newly expanded federal lawsuit alleged Monday that the military doesn’t take complaints of religious discrimination seriously enough and allows personnel to try to convert Musli.....- 12/30/2008 8:37:38 AM
Audio (Continued) from the Texas State Board of Education Science Hearing November 2008 (salon) Last post leading to more audio here. Readers of the site know that I have been listening to the very long board hearing from the BOE website and snipping into chunks. My intent when I started and it .....- 12/30/2008 8:19:08 AM
Surprise! Or Not! Virginity Pledges Don't Work-Somebody Tell the Texas Lege (salon) via SlogTeenagers who pledge to remain virgins until marriage are just as likely to have premarital sex as those who do not promise abstinence and are significantly less likely to use condoms and othe.....- 12/29/2008 1:22:09 PM
Condi Rice Says Soon People Will Thank Bush For What He Has Done (salon) - 12/29/2008 11:33:23 AM
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