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email Florida
Hi Brad,
Thrilled to hear about KTSA on Internet but not sure we are getting it right ... it was 11:30 PM in Florida and I was getting Bob Webster from some Saturday AM. I know things are different here but didn't think it was that much of a time warp. I'm hoping to hear you tomorrow and will see if it works. My husband still checks your web site daily and tells me what I should be checking out on your site.
Thanks for all you do,
Elaine T.

Thanks for writing, Elaine. KTSA's live, local shows are streamed online in real time. There are some syndicated programs that we don't stream, so when we black those out, we fill the time by re-running local program tapes. We also don't broadcast our local commercials on the net: we stream different material during local spotbreaks.


email Richmond, Virginia
I miss San Antonio, glad to see the streaming... will tune in when possible to listen to your show.

Yes, Paul, for your safety (and everyone's) listen only when possible and not a minute more or it just gets too science fictioney.


email Phoenix
Listening from Phoenix, Arizona. Miss you guys. Go Spurs!
Don L.

Hi, Don. I hear that as long as the humidity remains below 5% in Phoenix, the place is very close to being survivable.


Thanks to my fellow Texans including Jerry B. in Harlingen, Pauline in Camp Wood, Tom who is about to move to Washington state, West Texas Gas office in Uvalde, and Morris B. in Austin for telling me where you're listening from. Appreciated! Next time you're in town drop in unannounced at Riccardi's luncheon and tell him Brad said Jack would pay.







Los dos Laredos a crime mess, mayor alternately complains and denies


Air Force Academy rape trial underway at Randolph AFB

Associated Press
Air Force Academy rape trial could be stopped because the defense has not been given access to records of conversations between the accuser and a civilian rape counselor.


Trans-Texas Corridor consortium seeks public money The consortium that won a $7.2 billion deal to build the first part of the Trans-Texas Corridor, in part because it promoted use of private money, has inquired about public money.

FDA warns about Texas plan to access Rx drugs from Canada "..implementing the bill that makes Canadian prescription drug purchases easier may violate federal law"




Ten-Foot Poll on Rove---RESULT
posted 930a1130p Thur 6/23/05
Last night, Karl Rove said, "Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers." Do you agree with his statement?
Total votes 516


Rove over edge in propaganda spinsanity
Karl Rove said the Democratic party did not understand the consequences of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
"Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers," Rove said Wednesday night. "Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war."


Unfortunately, Mr. Rove, your bunch prepared for and prosecuted war against a nation that had no connection whatsoever to the 9-11 attacks (ref. 9-11 Commission).

The consequences to date include (but certainly aren't limited to) 1,909 coalition troop deaths including 1,723 Americans, some 25-thousand civilian deaths and the needless expenditure of $200-billion and counting.

At latest count 162 Texans had died in that war, including Marine Lance Cpl. Jonathan R. Flores, 18, of San Antonio (whose funeral tomorrow will be attended by our new mayor Hardberger) and some 16 other San Antonio men.

Rove's most recent excess again illustrates that some Bush administration officials have become blathering parrots who accuse war critics of being un-American and anti-military— a cheap but usually disgustingly-effective propaganda technique.

I remind everyone that in my most recent Ten-Foot Poll on Iraq, 57% of respondents said the U.S. strategy in Iraq is either "not working very well" or is "close to a total failure."

Brad Messer


Bush's Poll Position Is Worst on Record
Bush has the lowest approval rating of any president at this point in his second term, according to Gallup polls going back to World War II.


By Michael Smith, Sunday Times of London.

The Real News in Downing Street Memos
I did not then regard the now-infamous memo — the one that includes the minutes of the July 23 meeting — as the most important. My main article focused on the separate briefing paper for those taking part, prepared beforehand by Cabinet Office experts.
It said that Blair agreed at Crawford that "the UK would support military action to bring about regime change." Because this was illegal, the officials noted, it was "necessary to create the conditions in which we could legally support military action."



Bush continually linked 9-11 and Iraq

...then finally admitted NO connection

Nowadays, Bush-backers like to claim that Bush, Cheney and Co. were led astray by the CIA and its faulty intelligence. But the British memos demonstrate that Bush and Cheney were not duped; they were doing the duping.



Supreme Court sells out private property owners
The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that local governments may seize people's homes and businesses -- even against their will -- for private economic development.
The 5-4 ruling represented a defeat for some Connecticut residents whose homes are slated for destruction to make room for an office complex. They argued that cities have no right to take their land except for projects with a clear public use, such as roads or schools, or to revitalize blighted areas.

There's no direct connection, but this reminds me of the controversy in San Antonio in which politicians are already in the process of taking away the homes of un-influential people on the South Side to free up land for a Texas A&M campus, when there is land available close-by at Brooks City Base which is already government owned.


Hardberger seeks earlier Council meetings
Mayor Phil Hardberger, who will preside over his first council meeting today, wants to make the sessions more businesslike. The Thursday meetings begin at 1 p.m. and often meander into the late evening, but the new mayor wants them to start at 9 a.m. and end by 7 p.m.


U.N. reportedly uncovers "torture" at Guantanamo Bay
GENEVA (AP) -- U.N. human rights experts said Thursday they have reliable accounts of detainees being tortured at the U.S. base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.


Fort Hood could lose 4th Infantry Division
Move would occur after division returns from Iraq deployment


Database would target teens as recruits for military
The Defense Department began working Wednesday with a private marketing company to create a database of all U.S. college students and high school students between 16 and 18 years old, to help the military identify potential recruits in a time of dwindling enlistment in some branches

Comments posted at Washington Post website



Gov. Blow-dry's tax plan "windfall" for rich
Gov. Rick Perry's plan for property tax relief would provide a windfall for the wealthiest families in Texas, but for lower-income renters the governor's plan would be a financial drain on the family budget, a Houston Chronicle analysis showed. House and Senate plans that died during the regular session had sales tax levies similar to the governor's, hitting the state's poor the hardest for the benefit of the wealthy. has updated its research:
Claim: Actor Denzel Washington made a large donation to the Fisher House Foundation after visiting Brooke Army Medical Center. True or not?
Report has links at bottom for BAMC Visit photos, and Stars and Stripes article "Actor's Gift for Wounded GIs Generous, But Not As Much as Rumors Say"


and while we're on the topic of
Real life or Photoshop?



email old ad
This is ... an old advertisement from the Brownsville radio station that included KTSA. Just thought you might enjoy it. It involved KTSA and also the people not getting what they thought they ordered.





Andy Borowitz


Madman Unveils Organizational Chart in Latest Terror Tape

In a new terror tape broadcast today, al-Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden dismissed the importance of an al-Qaeda terrorist currently in U.S. custody, claiming that the terrorist, Abu Faraj al-Libbi, was not the No. 3 man in al-Qaeda but was actually only No. 9.

Mr. bin Laden took to the airwaves of the Arabic-language al-Jazeera network to downplay Mr. al-Libbi's capture, saying that the terrorist had been demoted from No. 3 to No. 9 last autumn and that his role in the international terror group was "largely administrative."

Using a PowerPoint presentation of al-Qaeda's organizational chart, the world's most wanted man offered viewers a rare glimpse into the structure of the highly secretive terror network.

According to the chart, Mr. al-Libbi had no terrorists of any consequence reporting to him and had been given the somewhat nebulous title of "community liaison."

"Furthermore, Abu Faraj al-Libbi no longer has an al-Qaeda expense account and does not get reimbursed for mileage," Mr. bin Laden said.

But in Washington, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld questioned Mr. bin Laden's tepid appraisal of Mr. al-Libbi's importance, saying that if the captured terrorist was not in fact No. 3, he was "at least No. 5 or No. 6."

Supporting his position, Mr. Rumsfeld added, "We have credible intelligence indicating that Mr. al-Libbi was al-Qaeda's Employee of the Month in April."

Elsewhere, in the latest development in the Schiavo case, medical experts said that the brain of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was half the size of a normal one.



Goat show scenario for terror drill "We try to focus on what really matters to Kentucky," he said, adding, "this is a perfect way to do it."



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