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Friday, October 15, 2004 New page by 10 a.m. Monday-Friday
Election 18 days away
Bexar County where to vote, early voting calendar etc. (With all due respect, Comal County— you ought to have a page like Bexar's)

 

added 11:18 a.m.
email Iraq arrests
This astonishing story ain't appeared nowhere else that I can see. An entire reserve platoon in Iraq refused an order to deliver fuel because their vehicles weren't properly secured and maintained. Congressman Bennie Thompson is getting involved.
Robert W.

Platoon defies orders in Iraq A 17-member Army Reserve platoon with troops from Jackson MS and around the Southeast deployed to Iraq is under arrest for refusing a "suicide mission" to deliver fuel, the troops' relatives said.

I consider this story unconfirmed until we find out more --Brad

 

email Bexar's 335-VOTE

Brad -
Thanks for the note on our website. We are working to improve the information flow regarding elections and voter registration information. Speaking (writing?) of which, we have enhanced the information available by phone: 335-8683 (VOTE)

  • allows you to find one of several close early voting locations (by zip code) and your election day site (by precinct or by birth date & house number.
  • just follow the voice instructions.
  • also allows you to leave a message for an application for a ballot or a voter registration card (though it is too late to register to vote for the November election)
  • and other information - hours/website, etc.
  • The system is available 24 hours/day, 7 days a week.

Cliff Borofsky
Elections Administrator

 

 

 

Ten-Foot Poll on Vote Results---VOTE NOW
posted 1230am Fri 10/15/2004
Do you have a hunch the presidential election results will be in doubt for as long as a week after the Nov. 2 election?

No, we'll know the next day
Yeah, what with recounts and lawsuits
Maybe even longer than a week
What presidential election? Wake me when it's over
Results

 

Jumbo flying squid found off Alaska This isn't a UFO story: it's about world climate Thanks, Ron in Corpus

Wounded Iraq vets come home to poverty Army Spc. Tyson Johnson III of Mobile, Ala., who lost a kidney in a mortar attack last year in Iraq, was still recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center when he received notice from the Pentagon's own collection agency that he owed more than $2,700 because he could not fulfill his full 36-month tour of duty. Thanks, Virginia, for this story and the Cheney "lesbian outrage" item below

To me, the outstanding thing about the 3rd presidential debate was that Bush and Cheney later feigned such outrage over John Kerry's reference to Cheney's daughter being a lesbian. The Salon.com article linked below addresses the total phoniness of that faked outrage

John Kerry's lesbian moment Dick and Lynne Cheney screamed foul when the Democratic candidate mentioned their gay daughter. But for gays and lesbians, what is most outrageous is the Cheneys' outrage.

Sorry, but at Salon.com you have to either subscribe or watch a commercial. (There is currently no BugMeNot.com generic password for that site. Sigh...)

EXPRESS-NEWS A.P.
Cheneys mad after Kerry mentions daughter others said Kerry's comments seemed well within bounds, especially because Mary Cheney has been public about her sexuality and because her father has discussed it openly before.

WASHINGTON POST
Cheneys Riled at Kerry Reference to Daughter Vice president Cheney said that he is "an angry father" after his daughter Mary was singled out as a lesbian by Kerry in the final presidential debate.

 


NY TIMES: KRUGMAN COMMENTARY

Block the vote Krugman charges nationwide Republican effort to take the vote away from opponents

NY TIMES: HERBERT COMMENTARY
Paralyzed, a soldier asks why
Sergeant Simpson was in agony. "It hurt so bad, I couldn't cry," he said. The sergeant's spinal cord had been severed. On the short drive back to their home camp, he felt as if he was dying. "I would open and close my eyes," he said, "and all I could see was my family."

 

email O'Reilly

Hey Brad,
...I appreciate your viewpoints and your humor. I'm also a fan of the O'reilly report. I read the lawsuit on smoking gun yesterday. description of O'reilly is hilarious. I find it hard to believe that the accuser would accept so many of O'reilly's dinner invitations to be credible. Nowadays you just never know. On the other hand, sometimes while watching his show, ive seen that glazed and cross eyed look that his accuser described. Maybe he has that little buddy (vibrator) under his desk while doing his show.
Fred V., San Antonio

Hello Brad,
Hey Brad why is Bill going out with this girl, isn't he married??? Sounds fishy to me already
Best regards, Pete

My b.s detector is going off. He can't look away from the mirror long enough to have said and done that much stuff.
Duane

Hi Brad!
Just wandering why # 52 in the lawsuit states that her ex-boss at CNN was terminated for sexual harassment? I find this very ironic. Is it just me? Why would her lawyer admit a possible link or is this something they knew they would have to deal with in their lawsuit? I would like to know more about this case and I can guarantee you O'Reilly's lawyers will try to use it against her if they can. that's the only reason I can think of that her lawyer would have stated a potentially harming fact! Just wandering.
Stan S.

I just want to know how someone can receive phone sex without consent. I mean, if you don't want it, why not just hang up?
Doesn't continuing the call imply consent? Has me wondering....
C M P

 

EXPRESS-NEWS A.P.
Polls show worsening of U.S. reputation America's reputation around the world is hurting, according to a series of coordinated polls published Friday from 10 countries, including many of the United States' closest allies.

LONDON GUARDIAN
Poll reveals world anger at Bush George Bush has squandered a wealth of sympathy around the world towards America since September 11 with public opinion in 10 leading countries - including some of its closest allies - growing more hostile to the United States while he has been in office.

EXPRESS-NEWS A.P.
Auditors can't account for Iraq spent funds

 


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Sandra Bullock the homeowner gets her happy ending Jury: Home builder overbilled on house
and of course ANY time Miss Bullock is in the news in ANY context whatsoever, I publish the link to the photo of her see-thru Magic Dress


 

email casualties

Brad,
I thought you may find this website interesting. Most people don't realize how many of our military men and woman have been killed and wounded in Iraq and Afghanastan (7532 Wounded in Action and 1092 Military Fatalities since March 2003).
As a former soldier myself, my heart goes out to their families and loved ones.
Todd D.
Iraq Coalition Casualty Count

Thanks, Todd. I'm adding the link to my permanent military box in the left column.

 

Gen. Sanchez would get 4th star despite Abu Ghraib Rumsfeld and others recognize that Sanchez remains politically "radioactive," in the words of a third senior defense official, and would wait until after the Nov. 2 presidential election and investigations of the Abu Ghraib scandal have faded before putting his name forward.
About the South Texas Son: Sanchez, who has commanded the Army 5th Corps in Germany since June, is widely respected throughout the military, and his rise from humble beginnings to one of the nation's highest-profile military positions has made him a powerful symbol in the Latino community.

US pounds Fallujah, Coalition shrinking Poland said it planned to reduce the number of its troops in Iraq early next year, and will not remain there "an hour longer than is sensible." Poland has about 2,500 troops in Iraq and has often been cited by President Bush as an important contributor to the multi-national coalition in the country.

 

email KTSA on internet

Brad,
Brad, I used to live in SA. I am wondering about net radio. How can I get you guys on the net? I can't seem to find it out there.
Vince

Vince, we used to be on the internet before we were acquired by Viacom. Then the neanderthal who was put in charge of us pulled all CBS stations off the net for no valid known reason other than Viacom couldn't make money off of it, is what I was told.
That guy is gone now. Not too long ago, exceptions were made for some stations, but not for us.
Perhaps one day we will be allowed to return to the present century.
I get a ton-and-a-half of email about KTSA not streaming on the net. Some is from local people who want to listen at work but their AM radios won't get a signal thru their walls. Some is from other states and other countries.

 

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