October 13, 2004
New page by 10 a.m. Monday-Friday
20 days away
Bexar County where to
vote, early voting calendar etc.
my program at 12:35, attorney Stephen White will discuss
his eyewitness interviews about U.S.
Border Patrol officers forcing Mexicans into the Rio Grande
and then throwing rocks at them an incident in which three
presidential debate tonight Although Bush
was credited with a solid showing in the second debate last week
in St. Louis, the gains Kerry has seen in state and national polls
in the past two weeks underline the need for Bush to come across
as presidential and in command.
KERRY ALLOWED TO CARRY WEAPONS IN FINAL DEBATE
Weve heard the criticism that the debates have been
too choreographed and controlled, said Jean Stovall, a spokesperson
for the committee. Hopefully, the promise that gunfire could
break out at any moment will go a long way toward changing that
Poll on Trains---RESULT
830a-12mid Tue 10/12/2004
Union Pacific derailments here have contaminated waterways
and killed 3 people this year. UP says it will now improve rail
may try but probably fail
will do it
Yesterday I saluted our big bud Saudi Arabia for not letting women
run for office or vote due to an alleged shortage of women to operate
separate polling places. Today I salute Nigeria for deciding on
fatal stonings for adulteresses but not adulterers
Nigerian women to die by stoning The sentences for extramarital
sex are based on Islamic law. The men are acquitted.
However, all stoning sentences
since 2000 have been overturned on appeal
sues spyware suspects
Federal authorities have asked a federal judge to shut down an operation
that they said installed intrusive "spyware" on people's
computers and then sold anti-spyware software to those same victims
Iraq nuke technology raises alarm UN's nuclear watchdog says key
equipment has disappeared, heightening concern about proliferation.
Brad, is this the lowest, worst election cycle you have ever seen?
I'm sure thinking it is....here's another example of how the great
Republican party wants to suppress votes.....they'll just throw
away the new registrations that are listed as Democrats!
Vegas Voter Registrations Possibly Trashed
What a bunch of jerks.
try to get the reporter on my program today.
TV investigation uncovers voter registration fraud
11:40 a.m. -- My star producer Susan Farris looked at the America
Votes website and noticed that virtually all the sponsoring
organizations are screaming liberal tree-hugging types, which
raises the question "why would America Votes be throwing
away Democrat voter registrations? If they were inclined to
shred registrations, wouldn't they go for Republican ones?"
gas price commentary
Yeah, I hate pulling up to the pump in my Silverado too, but demand
for oil is going to continue to increase and thererfore the price
of its byproducts. What these guys really don't want to talk about
is what they're doing about renewable energy. Bush said he's in
favor of Hydrogen cars, but hasn't done jack taco about it. They're
both for giving tax cuts to all sorts of people. How about a system
of massive tax credits for renewable energy development, or do
those only go to the president's oil buddies.
Until we wean ourselves off of foreign oil we won't put a dent
in the terrorist problem and our economy will continue to suffer.
Thought you might like this.
Diva Martha Stewart reported to prison in West Virginia last week
to serve out the sentence for her stock fraud conviction.
The Top 5 Things Overheard in Martha Stewart's Cell
5 "OK, Ashton, you can come out and punk me now."
4 "I carved this soap into a glue gun."
3 "This isn't the first gated community I've lived in."
2 "Kmart is marketing my shivs in eight designer colors."
and Topfive.com's Number 1 Thing Overheard in Martha Stewart's
1 "I am NOT your bitch; I am my own."
I listen to your show often and I finally have to put my 2 cents
worth in. For nearly 2 years we (railroad engineers & trainman-BLET),
have tried repeatedly to set up meetings with city council to
discuss, and to warn the city officials about the dangerous conditions
that exist not only for us but the citizens of San Antonio as
well. Right off New Braunfels St.,maybe a mile or two from downtown,
recently hired railroad switchmen with 2 weeks training ,are operating
Remote Controlled Locomotives. As a licensed engineer,I recieved
nearly a year of formal training and am frequently tested both
out in the field as well as by the FRA.In addition, I have written
tests to pass annually. My point Brad is that you haven't seen
the worse yet. The 2 rail yards in San Antonio handle hundreds
of Hazmat cars each day with RCL's manned for the most part, by
rail workers with little knowledge of train handling. Think about
it for a moment. Houston and over 60 other major cities &
counties throughout the U.S. have enacted resolutions to ban the
use of RCL's in their area until the FRA is forced to pay attention
and come up with rules,not guidelines, for major railroads like
the U.P. to abide by. Right now its a free for all.no set rules
pertaining to their use. Why can't we get the city officials to
work with us on this very important issue? Do you really think
the U.P. is going to move the tracks? NO WAY!!
One more thing.San Antonio was the first city in the nation to
have a railroad worker killed from the use of the RCL's. (December
2003). What an honor.
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
My name is Ronnie B. I live in northwest Bexar county on State
Hwy 211 where the Cagnon to Kendal county 345 KV line is to be
run, if City Public Service (CPS) has their way. I'm writing to
express my concerns about this line and to provide hopefully a
little insight on this project.
I obviously have some concerns about having to give highway frontage,
150 feet of easement rights, to CPS. This is personal. Unfortunately
this type of scenario happens to individuals all the time. It's
pretty hard to justify why there should be an exception for me
if others have suffered the same fate.
What I do have a problem with is this electrical line will be
built on some Proposition 3 property. I have yet to figure out
how CPS can even consider this option. My understanding was that
Proposition 3 land was purchased to protect the Edwards aquifer/recharge
zone. My understand was that Proposition 3 meant that the land
was to be kept in it's pristine shape. This would imply to me
that construction of any sort should not be allowed - this would
include 180 electrical towers.
Assuming some how CPS gets their way and in December City Council
approves the project and the construction on Proposition 3 lands,
how in the world can City Council expect to come back to the voters
with Proposition 3 - II in May asking for more tax money to protect
Doesn't make sense to me but I'm sure it doesn't matter to City
Council since I can't vote for them because I'm out in the county
Thanks for your time.
I will cite your email on my program, and will ask Prop 3 proponent
Bonnie Conner about that situation. Thanks for writing.
Tomorrow City Council agenda item 19 is "An Ordinance ordering
a Special Election to be held on the 7th day of May, 2005"
on another round of Prop 3 land acquisition
Congratulations to the Winston Churchill Charger Band for placing
1st with a score of 82.80 this past weekend at the La Joya, Texas
Bands of America Competition. Churchill won Outstanding Music
Performance, Outstanding Visual Performance and Outstanding General
Effect in both the Preliminary and Final Performances.
This year's show was entitled "BluePrints." Directors
of the band are Albert Lo (Director), Alan Sharps (Asst. Director),
Brian Hildreth (Asst. Director), Mike Stevens (Asst. Director),
Michael Sloan (Colorguard) and Dan Butcher (Drum).
The band is preparing the represent San Antonio in the 2005 Tournament
of Roses Parade.
Commentary on torture
"Torture is not our way," makes a clever slogan but
belies the facts of our history. Torture has been part and parcel
of American history since the rise of agencies and organizations
capable to implement torture arose after the founding of this
nation. Castrating, whipping and hobbling slaves was a common
and legal practice for many years up until the Civil War and an
accepted practice for many years after in many cases. There are
thousands of historical references to the torture of American
Indians. Then there was the memorable case of the Sheriff in north
Texas who publicly tortured a retarded negro man by cutting him
to pieces while he was alive in front of 10,000 onlookers about
1880 for the alleged rape of his daughter. The Texas Rangers were
investigated by the Federal Government for torturing Mexicans
along the border at the turn of the century. Mennonites and Quakers
were routinely tortured while imprisoned for their beliefs during
WW 1, and there are instances of torture of Japanese internees
during WW II. Hell, we exported torture techniques to many South
American police and army units all through the 50's to the 80's,
showing them the marvelous confessions that could be had by using
old style crank phones and creative uses for metal chairs and
car batteries. What is not our way is admitting that we condone
torture. We are experts at denial both as individuals and as a
nation. But you are 85% right, you just need to the words "Admitting
to" to the beginning of your sentence.
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