July 22, 2004 New
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Ross and Arnold
AMUSEMENT ON THE WEB
This Land Is Your Land
starring Bush and Kerry
Even though Im one of the dinosaurs on 56k dialup, I downloaded
"This land is your land." It was worth the wait! (the
good thing is that while its loading you get the stupid
banjo music intro to spur the anticipation!!!!???) In this election
year we could all use a lot more irreverence!
Christopher E., Architect
Just wanted to let you know that I drove 16 miles to have lunch
at Texas Hamburger Company on Wednesday for one of their
GREAT cheeseburgers. I did this to honor Scott Johnson. (HA! HA!)
Plan on driving the same 16 miles again today to eat the best
BLT on EARTH.
lies confuse case of Utah missing jogger
jetliners for new attacks
Flight crews and air marshals say Middle Eastern men are staking
out airports, probing security measures and conducting test runs
aboard airplanes for a terrorist attack. (reported
by our friend Audrey Hudson)
soothing story about airport security
fire funds missing; VP resigns Texas Rangers are asked to
investigate the situation.
big battle, Iraqis flee Ramadi Tens of thousands of Iraqis
have fled Samarra in recent weeks, expecting a showdown between
U.S. troops and heavily armed groups within the city, according
to U.S. and Iraqi sources.
fighting with Iraqi insurgents erupts in Ramadi Ramadi
shopkeepers were seen shuttering their stores Thursday, apparently
in fear of more clashes.
call-up not playing well When
the Army announced recently that it was going to tap into its
rarely used Individual Ready Reserve to fill vital slots for
the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, top military and civilian
personnel said the activation was a proper response to a temporary
But among the tasks included in the 5,674 jobs deemed critical
to the war on terrorism are slots for two trumpet or cornet
players, two French horn players, one trombonist,
four clarinet players, three saxophonists, one
electric bass player, one percussionist and one
sentiment hardening fast Critics in Congress finger
Iranian ties to Al Qaeda and influence in Iraq as cause for
a tougher approach.
House blocks tax cut extensions for fear GOP wouldn't get credit
The White House helped to block a Republican-brokered deal on Wednesday
to extend several middle-class tax cuts, fearful of a bill that
could draw Democratic votes and dilute a Republican campaign theme,
Republican negotiators said.
making GOP nervous Republicans initially dismissed "Fahrenheit
9/11" as a cinematic screed that would play mostly to inveterate
Bush bashers. Four weeks and $94 million later, the film is still
pulling in moviegoers at 2,000 theaters around the country, making
Republicans nervous as it settles into the American mainstream.
guess that I think it makes me want to pursue how much of it is
accurate and not just get carried away with one film," she
said. "I don't hear Bush and (Vice President Dick) Cheney saying
that this is incorrect."
most have been edited for length
to your advice and had COIT come and clean my filthy rugs. WOW.
great job. Best I have had. I had used [deleted] and they did a
terrible job. THANKS. Now, to try Napoli's.
will make it a point to eat at the Texas Hamburger Company more
often and at Napolis because of you and tell them why I am
there. I don't understand where this Scott Don guy gets the idea
anyone was Bush bashing. Never heard you call him names, never heard
you make fun of him, all I heard was you question his policy ...
I read with some amusement the diatribe Mr. (Scott) Johnson wrote
to your Boss. If these are the kind of folks who do not like you,
then congratulations. You are the only host on KTSA I listen to...
... you do not follow blindly any leader, I believe. When a leader;
mayor, govenor, or president does something you believe is right
you give him his points. Also when they goof up you are not shy
about speaking out about that either. I like that, it seems fair.
...By the way I do eat at the Texas Hamburger Company from time-to-time
and will continue to do so because they have fantastic food....
Yours in Christ,
george N. F.
... I am a Bush fan myself ... listening to you about GWB's mistakes
is sorta like hearing my wife say "I THOUGHT YOU WERE GONNA
CUT THE GRASS 3 DAYS AGO, don't wanna hear it cause i know
it is probably true. Fact is: Our leaders (at all levels - don't
even start about the city hall kiddos) need to know we are watching
and expect answers to tough questions---no matter who or what party.period
... always enjoy your show Brad,
I know most people enjoy your show cause we can never guess where
you are going to take your stand on a specific event. (except the
obvious ones). You criticize Bush, Clinton, Gore, right or left
it doesn't matter. Your show is funny, sarcastic, and mostly entertaining.
We don't want to hear talk radio all day with "the left blah
blah blah. (Like [deleted] and [deleted] boring) ... There are alot
of people who want to hear the truth about everybody. I didn't hear
these people complain that you were bashing Clinton. (although he
deserved it). Tell Scott to go eat a Texas Hamburger during your
show so we don't have to hear him.
I remember hearing Scott's call yesterday and I didn't think your
conversation with him had that much of an impact on society. It's
not like you called him a Girly-man. However, you did keep calling
him Don. Now that I see his last name, maybe that's what really
offended him. When I think of the name Don Johnson, the Miami Vice
theme song plays and I see a guy wearing a pink t-shirt with a white
blazer that has the sleeves rolled up. Now, that would make more
sense to me for Scott being so upset. Hasn't he heard you talk about
Clinton? When I hear you speak about either Bush or Clinton, you
seem rather fair in your criticism towards each of those presidents.
I'm glad Scott will no longer frequent any of the establishments
that you advertise for. I'm sure they will have a much friendlier
atmosphere because of Scott's absence. I think your humor is wearing
off on me. Thanks Brad. Your show is the best on KTSA.
I think Scott is wrong. In my opinion you are about the only host
left worth listening on KTSA and I have let Mr. Reker know via e-mail.
Also, I have tried [deleted] but he just isn't my kind of talk radio.
To much screaming and bad music ... I have got used to your web
site. Good work.
I am so sorry that Mr. Johnson is so easily influenced by you and
your opinions. I find it laughable that poor Mr. Johnson will not
be purchasing a Kinetico system, nor supporting any of your sponsors.
It does not surprise me that Johnson is now following Rush like
other Lemmings to the sea. I listen to your station for the varied
views of San Antonio life, as well as that of the world and our
political leaders that flip-flop like fish on the shore. I especially
enjoy your (Brad's) ability to poke fun at himself. Please keep
doing what you are doing, and as for Mr. Johnson, goodbye and good
You ask questions. You ask good questions, and you seem to be willing
to base your position on the information you are given, not on the
party line, and not on the Clear Channel line. ... it would be absolutely
absurd for me to boycott a business you guys promote simply because
I disagree with your political views, a guest you had on, or a story
you worked on. After all, I would ultimately only be punishing myself.
I may be a liberal, but I'm not stupid-- I support my local economy.
Keep up the good work,
Mike S. in Lavaca County
I cannot agree at all with Scott Johnson's view of Brad Messer.
I am a Liberal, far left Liberal in fact, and certainly don't consider
Mr. Messer as being bent to my end of the spectrum. To me he is
more towards the center of the road, where he should be for a talk
show host; he raises many good questions and allows opinions from
everybody in his audience with respect. ... Mr. Messer at least
radiates the demeanor of actually giving thought to most issues.
... I also want to point out that Mr. Messer's website is unique
and allows me keep up when I travel with local opinions and views
and when I am home keeps me in touch with your station on a more
personal level than other sites. ...
I agree with Don that Brads bashing of President Bush makes
me tune to other stations. Ive enjoyed Brads opinion
for the last couple of years but hes seemed to become more
negative in the last six months. This is a military town so Im
not sure who hes try to please. Thanks,
... You should encourage "Don" to call all your advertises
and tell them he won't use their goods and services. In doing so he
will let them know that their advertising dollar is working. I always
make it a point to tell them that I heard about them from the radio.
I don't agree with Brad, Tray, or Ricci all the time but they do make
me think which is what Talk Radio should do. I hope KTSA stays live
and local for a very long time. Thank you for your time,
I've listened to you for a long time as I have all the others there
at KTSA and if I said that I agree with everything that any of you
think and say, I'd be lying, however, I do have a choice of entertainment
and my choice is your show and that of the other fine people there
at KTSA. Living in a distant county I have little opportunity to
visit and shop your advertisers but I believe that they wouldn't
use your show to get the word out about their products if you were
not good. Keep up the fine work and keep us informed as you always
have. Your ardent listener in remote Karnes County,
... I listen as often as I can and even though I'm not going to
be buying a water softener because my wife doesn't want one and
high-speed internet ain't gonna fit in my budget, if she changes
her mind about either, I am sure telling her that we need to check
out Kinetico and Roadrunner! Lastly, I do check out your website
every evening after 10:00 when I am allowed to play. Keep up the
good work. You are the only one left on your station that will criticize
and lampoon all of the politicians of every stripe... A fan,
James Van Gee
enjoy your being part of my day. No I may not agree with you all
the time, but it would be a boring world if'n 'everbody' wuz just
like me! Like many, I still use your sponsors, and trust you when
you say some company is "the right one to use"! Thanks.
In the wise words of our esteemed VP, tell ol' Scott to "go