Saturday, April 29, 2006


I've had several blogs send for links to them and my policy is this: I'll put in a link, but if it is not reciprocated within a reasonable period, it gets scratched off.

The last two have been Citizens for Paris, and Paris Needs A Super Hero. Powerline 195 was promoted via email by a reader of both. (Heck, maybe Powerline won't be around all that long--if they win.) It has a single issue: Keeping the transmission lines out of Paris. The other two are more generalized.

I would imagine that this is about the only thing that E$$ent and I agree on: If it's bad for Paris, it's bad for both of us. The only thing that the Paris City Council has agreed on in my memory is the unanimous approval of the resolution against the transmission lines. Too bad they couldn't do the same with E$$ent! Wonder if Andrew will move if they put a 150 ft electric power transmission tower in his backyard?

Maybe if we all teamed up, we could get rid of Essent, the City Council deadlocks, and the powerlines. For the person with the "tunes that drive her crazy": "What a wonderfull world it could be...."

Oh yeah, the flattery question: How many blogs have started up in Paris since I started the-paris-site?

The caption might be: "The E$$ent Administrative Organizational Chart"!


Anonymous said...

Has anyone that lives right off of 195 gotten their appraisal for this year. My taxes have doubled. Yes that's right doubled!

My electricity bill is over 500 dollars a month. Gas has doubled. You know what has only went up a dime? My salary.

Apocalyptic? I think so.

Anonymous said...

Here is a blast from the past that relates, and will keep you up at night--Don't Worry Be Happy---land lord says your rent is late--we might have to litagate--Don't worry, Be Happy--Do Do do do dodo dotadodadodado---hahahaha, be happy.

Somebody his hating on me right now.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. TXU is on the board of directors for Essent.

Anonymous said...

Powerline 195
Citizens for Paris
Paris Needs a Superhero

And one nobody knows about yet 'cause it's still under construction,
The Paris Watch.

But the good thing about this is the more that people are talking about what's going on in Paris, the better. There is a common theme in all of these blogs: People are upset about influential people trying to force their way on other, less influential people.

Please allow me to pull a quote from one of the aforementioned blogs (Paris Needs...)

"What luck for rulers that men do not think." Adolf Hitler

And if I may, a movie quote I find quite apropos (except for the part about the waffles)in terms of instruction to us all.

Madam, we must have waffles! We must all have waffles forthwith! We must all think, and we must all have waffles, and think each and every one of us to the very best of his ability... Tom Hanks as Professor G.H. Dorr, The Ladykillers.

I'm_Batman said...

Indeed, we must all think, or suffer the unsavory consequences.

Anonymous said...

Did you get the picture at the top of this posting from city hall? I swear that's a shot of a certain department head who has been in the news lately along with Tony W.

Here's the bonus question: Which do you think is Tony W?

Anonymous said...

Who is Tony W?

I'm going to have to assume that the reference was to Tony W(illiams), the city manager of Paris. fac_p

Anonymous said...

The fine PRMC tradition continues in the radiology department. The newest CT tech, of 1 month has turned in his resignation.

fac_p maybe a new post???
love your show

fac_p said...

I'd like to thank all the folks from: Baylor, ETMC, Mother Francis, Christus, Presby, Methodist, Hunt Co, and others for making this so popular. Your comments show us that there is hope out there somewhere! fac_p

fac_p said...

Flattery....out of the new blogs, only two have stood the test of time.

Caught the reference to the blog in a Netherland website--a powerpoint presentation on what a blog is. Guess I'll have a whole new audience...maybe from Thoma Cressey's foreign investors!