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up cleaning houses or baby sitting.
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The "assault" weapons ban
useless PR sham
and should be renewed
writers have occasionally been getting pretty far out of
line lately. You know who you are. Don't make me come over
there and turn Comments off again, heah?
Elc0chin0 here. I must apologize for taking the forum out
to the nether regions of cyberspace. I can understand your
concern to enforce some civility; otherwise it can begin
to resemble a Jerry Springer script.
Your forum is a useful tool regardless of the slant some
people take. Some feel the need to lash out on others personally
I know I probably fall into that category. In the future
I will try to abstain from "name calling" or addressing
people's sexual perversions. You have to admit some of the
posts are downright funny. And I'm not referring to the
ones I post.
It's not always easy to ignore a gift of opportunity. But
if it means keeping the forum open then I guess I should
practice some self-control. It keeps me away from the goats.
the woman I wrote you about yesterday now has a job working for
John Kerry! A Kerry
fan gets fired, and then hired, for her politics Her old boss,
tired of the uproar, offered her the old job back, but she then
got a call from John himself. Some good news for once.
Your show today was right on the money. Very good. I do not see
how people can support Bush when he has proved he is a liar about
our reasons for going into Iraq. But people continue to support
him, regardless of how bumbling he is. What would these same people
say if a president who was a Democrat would have done what Bush
has done? Hang in there, Brad.
Faye & Hank
Thank goodness you are not joining the other [Bush] cheerleaders
Jack Riccardi and Chris Duel. I have to turn them off. There are
so many other angles to this issue of the Iraq war than just simplistic
Kerry flip-flops, and than Bush rules. KTSA is wasting its advertising
money on me during the half hours that have Bush cheerleading,
because I turn the radio off. Then, if I remember, I turn it back
on during the next segment, or maybe in a next couple of segments.
lost this war. We've literally lost entire swaths of Iraqi
territory to the insurgents. We've empowered Al Qaida and
Islamist militants with new recruits and pictures of prison
torture and rape to fuel their cause. We''ve stretched our
military thin, hurt recruitment, made it impossible to respond
to actual threats.
In short, this is the biggest political and military blunder
this country has faced since -- I'll let the historians
decide when. But as things are going, this is going to have
worse repercussions for our nation than Vietnam ever did.
I'm listening to your show, as I do most everyday, including your
editorial on Trey's show. I will not challenge your message about
Bush. However, I must tell you this. 35 years ago is a long time.
Many of us may not have conducted ourselves and/or spoken in a
manner that brings us great credit today. If Kerry no longer believes
in his actions and/or comments in his testimony to Congress, 1971,
and they were the result of war time frustration etc. Then let
him say so. Until then I will believe he is of the same convictions.
And he will never get my vote, a right I know I have earned. Freedom
of speech is a wonderful thing, However, those who act and speak,
even you and I, must be responsible for our actions and words.
By the way keep up the good work.
John, a Veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam.
I am new to San Antonio and just began listening to your comments
at lunch today while driving back from lunch. If I had known your
phone number I would have called.
Your position on the war in Iraq is right in line with CBS and
their political agenda. Both are very transparent. Your facts
regarding Saddam H and his terrorist links are about as ligitimate
as the documents that CBS just released about W's military record.
You might want to stop watching only CBS and maybe turn on FOX
NEWS every once in a while to get more of a complete picture.
By the way, FOX has interviewed many soldiers in Iraq who all
believe in what they are doing over there. Many of them have been
injured and have voluntarily returned to battle. You are trying
to make this sound like Vietnam and it is NOT.
You are the only completely honest talk show host on KTSA or radio
in the U.S. You are equal to Charlie Rose, and Bill Lehrer.
I was at the Great American Truck Show in Dallas this past weekend
doing interviews with truck drivers for my magazine and noticed
the glaring dichotomy regarding the war.
I met soldiers and civilians who either were on leave from the
Baghdad area, or had close relatives in Iraq who are involved
in transportation. They all told me to tell my audience that the
soldiers support the work they are doing and are proud to be a
part of bringing a new era of freedom to the people of Iraq, who
they say are very warm and friendly.
At the same time I met many people in the industry who feel that
the entire adventure was misguided and that we were lied to about
the reasons for invading Iraq. But they tend to support Bush overall
because they are seeing some rebound in the industry and more
importantly a rise in rates as the truck driver shortage becomes
I think that privately some in the industry are personally reflective
that while they feel they were lied to, and the war has caused
unnecessary casualties, they personally are benefiting from the
increase in military related goods.
And those on the front lines are supportive of the war because
it affects them with an intensity that precludes looking at the
overall picture. (Much like loggers who dismiss the Serria Club
as simply tree-huggers)
What I did come away with was the feeling that we are as a nation
polarizing politically between the haves and have-nots on the
surface, but even deeper than that, between those who by nature
must have, and those who simply evolved past the noisy needs of
wanting excess material goods, making those personal desires a
reason for defensive posturing and outright animosity. These extremes
are a natural part of society and to some degree a natural part
of the growth of individuals as they track through life. Most
Presidents have been able to unify the nation in spite of that
by simply understanding that once you reach the Oval Office you
are neither Republican or Democrat but the leader of all the people.
But now a lack of vision and balanced leadership appears to have
gotten us to this point non-violent civil war and neither candidate
is clearly able to correct the problem, so no matter what happens
we will probably be adrift for the next four years as a society
unable to form any consensus on what we stand for as either individuals
or as nation.
The events of 9/11 offered us a opportunity for concensus and
focus but that has been lost by the distraction of Iraq.
I appreciate very much the efforts you personally make to present
a balanced platform on your show, I think in the future you may
be the best investment your radio station has ever made.
I would hope to be something close to that of course-- but I have
only a few more months on my employment contract and no bosses
have said a word about renewing it, so we shall see. Maybe
I'm headed for Social Security and the trailer park before much
Thank you for a great show especially yesterday and the questioning
of the Iraq situation. Some people in American have this great
idea that we can go around the world making it safe for democarcy.
Tried it in before and we see where it ended. In 1966 when things
were going bad I signed a memo that stated that I "would
not make any statement against the VN war." This was directed
by a Lt Gen USAF.
Orlin W, MSgt, USAF-Ret
anchor Gerry Grant home from prison two years after he
began serving a five-year sentence for possession of child pornography.