12:05 Sen. John Cornyn: Why is the US giving everything to Iraq
and not asking for a single cent to be repaid?
12:35 Tom Kalil, the Washington attorney who brought the Iraqi
attorney, who saved Jessica Lynch, to the US and housed his family for
kills smoking ban
Council throws out earlier ordinance and allows smoking
in bars and restaurants
Iraq oil costs up sharply
The Bush administration has doubled the value of a contract to rebuild
Iraq's oil industry, to $2 billion, sharply driving up the projected cost
of restoring the country's prewar capacity.
er, Kerrvillians, uh, Kerrvillers, er, the people of Kerrville complain
about early ("premature") Christmas decorations
leave policy baffles many troops
More than 70 American companies and individuals have won
up to $8 billion in contracts for work in postwar Iraq and Afghanistan
over the last two years, according to a new study by the Center for Public
Integrity. Those companies contributed more money to the presidential
campaign of George W. Bush - more than $500,000 - than to any other politician
over the last dozen years, the Center found.
May Be History in Kentucky
For three decades, frustrated Republicans have watched Kentucky become
increasingly Republican but still cling to its Democratic heritage in
state elections. This year, GOP officials vow, will be different.
Hires Dennis Miller
Dennis Miller, the sardonic comedian who delivered a fake newscast on
"Saturday Night Live" and told jokes in the "Monday Night
Football" booth, will host a prime-time political talk show on CNBC.
West in Iraq refuses to resign
The attorney for Lt. Col. Allen B. West said yesterday
his client will not quit the Army, rejecting a prosecutor's offer to resign
rather than face charges he threatened an Iraqi detainee to gain information
on a planned guerrilla attack.
I am grateful to my ace Producer,
Susan Farris, for putting KTSA so far ahead on this story. I
was the first to interview Col. West's attorney, period-- because Susan
magically ferreted out his identity and then his location (at an airport).
Susan then gave the attorney's contact info to Rowan Scarborough at
the Washington Times, resulting in today's Times story above. Susan
is a force.
rejected water-drop request for Cedar Fire because of regulations
Whole thing might have been avoided if caught that early
Microsoft eat up Google?
and the Beast
"..Microsoft reportedly built its empire employing some of the most
steely-eyed, carnivorous business tactics the high-tech industry has ever
seen, while Google has come to dominate the Internet search engine space
with an unparalleled capacity to play the coy flirt."
unity is strained by Iraq guerrilla attacks
Sen. Lott's Iraq frustration: 'If we have to, we just mow the whole place
down, see what happens. You're dealing with insane suicide bombers who
are killing our people, and we need to be very aggressive in taking them
suspects she's only girl who doesn't own vibrator
Rachel Bertsche, who doesn't have a vibrator, says most women she
talked to were downright offended by the suggestion that their sex
toys are just for show. They've become attached to these things,
says the columnist. "I love my vibrator," was a common
weird is St. Louis? Try "Two teens charged with sticking drumstick
up 13-year-old's butt"
reconstruct life of 'Iceman'
To lead off, this
image came in the email with no message. If a woman's breasts offend
you, do not click HERE
(I wonder if I could get a trend going on this sort of thing...)
As I was driving back home to the hill country from S.A. today, I heard
you mention that "Dubya" was coming into town this evening to
pick up some money and then you asked about the Blue Angels flying around
over the northeast side of town.
Well, I was lucky enough to miss "Dubya" and also lucky enough
to be there for the Blue Angels. As I was eating lunch and reading a mystery
in the Chick-Fil-A in the Forum, we all heard what sounded like a large
bulldozer falling on the building. All the military people immediately
knew it was a jet and it was very low. There were several Air Force flight
suits around the store, so it may have been for their benefit.
At any rate, it brought back memories for me. At one time during the cold
war, we lived in base housing at the end of the runway at a base in California.
There was a tenant SAC unit on base made up of B-52s and KC-135s. When
they had an alert and all those big planes took off, one after another,
over the housing area, all communication stopped, the cement block houses
shook and rattled, knick-knacks fell over, but the kids played on and
the baby slept peacefully. No one seemed to notice. Unless we had visitors
from off-base. It was a little unnerving for them, but to us it meant
someone was out there taking care of business. I like to think it still
means that, even if it is the Navy overhead.
President Bush is such a good fund raiser - - why hasn't it occurred to
anyone to have him fund raise for the funds needed for Iraq or better
yet - - - why doesn't he donate his $87 million (currently) to the Iraq
cause! What a no-brainer! Then the rest of us don't have to pay for his
Sharon in Harlingen
Regarding the zeal for diplomacy action against the officer that fired
a round at the Iraqi: I remember an instance during the UN police action
we participated in Beruit back in the 80's where an Israeli tank commander
attempted to run a UN road block manned by U.S. Marines. After repeated
warnings to the tank to stop were ignored, a Marine Captain vaulted onto
the tank and put his service 45 in close proximity to the Israeli commander's
The tank's forward movement stopped at that point and I remember only
favorable press reviews on the incident.
I do not know what ultimately happened to the Marine Captain, but I suspect
if he was disciplined at all, it was done at a reasonable level. Thanks.
Today, sometime after 1:00 pm, you mentioned that you like Rush Limbaugh
and regret that he is no longer on KTSA, and that he isn't because some
other station paid megabucks to get his program. Wasn't he on from 11
am to 2 pm or something like that? When, again, is your show on the air?????
Personal aside: I didn't like Rush Limbaugh and quit listening to him
early on, and NEVER listen to his Show of Vitriolics. Why is everyone
being so gentle with him? When he found out anything on anybody he would
crucify them on the air or verbally fry them like a batch of chittlin's.
I say the airwaves are a lot happier with him gone.
Other more positive comments: I am very happy - again, in case you missed
it - very happy with KTSA's schedule of local talk and news from 5:30
am to 9:59 pm on weekdays and 'whatever' on weekends. We are lucky to
have KTSA's broadcast schedule here in SA.
I dont buy
that self treatment for pain excuse. Had Rush really needed this medication
for pain I cannot believe he could not find a doctor to prescribe it.
He obviously became addicted while taking it for his back pain , and continued
using it illegally long after his surgeon determined he no longer needed
I just noticed on your listing of hits that the No. 1 foreign nation hitting
your site is The Netherlands. I have just returned from my favorite foreign
nation and can only imagine all those people sitting in the coffeeshops,
enjoying a smoke of what is legal in that country and enjoying Brad's
Vehicle Emissions Tests
Go to my clean air
page for info.
for Good Science
Texas Emissions Reduction Plan HERE