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Tue Dec 20 2005

11:10 a.m. guest
Jonathan Alter, Newsweek senior editor and columnist
Bush’s Snoopgate Thanks for the link, Virginia
The president was so desperate to kill The New York Times’ eavesdropping story, he summoned the paper’s editor and publisher to the Oval Office. But it wasn’t just out of concern about national security.

Local house prices headed thru roof
San Antonio housing prices forecast to rise more than any other place in the USA — up 8.3% next year, another 7% in 2007

CPS Energy raises targets for conservation and for renewable energy
Public Citizen said the agreement is a testament to the pressure that residents can exert on a utility.

Feds investigate fake Southwest Airlines vouchers in San Antonio
"...was informed by investigators that at least 4,000 tickets were being tracked. 'They're putting a loss on this thing at over $2 million.'"


Congress' budget cuts would have shut off oxygen to patients
Changed their minds: ".. all that was driving them was to see how they could do it [cut spending] without looking back to see who it would hurt..."

Brad's Ten-Foot Poll on Bush---RESULT

posted 1010a-845p Mon Dec 19 2005
How do you feel now about President Bush's actions and decisions on the war, regard for Constitutional law, and protection of Americans' civil and privacy rights?

Pretty positive
Don't feel much either way
Pretty negative
Total votes 471-



FBI watched church, environment, animal groups
One FBI document indicates that agents in Indianapolis planned to conduct surveillance as part of a "Vegan Community Project." Another document talks of the Catholic Workers group's "semi-communistic ideology." A third document indicates the bureau's interest in determining the location of a protest over llama fur planned by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. "...ACLU charged that the documents reflected a pattern of overreaching by the Bush administration. "It's clear that this administration has engaged every possible agency, from the Pentagon to NSA to the FBI, to engage in spying on Americans," said Ann Beeson, associate legal director for the ACLU."

email suspicious survey call


After spending 41 of my 42 years oblivious to the concept of a push poll, I seem to have landed on the push poll speed dialer in the past 6 months. I got an interesting one this evening at 6:08 from 571-522-6990…isn’t caller ID wonderful? The survey was automated and consisted of (paraphrasing as best I can):

1 Are you registered to vote in Texas?
2 Do you believe marriage should be limited to the union of one man and one woman?
3 If the election were held today, would you vote to re-elect your representative Frank Corte?
4 If the election were held today, would you vote to re-elect Governor Rick Perry?
5 Do you support the Texas Legislature passing a law to allow school vouchers so that parents can choose the best school for their children?
6 Do you feel your property tax is too high?
7 Do you support caps on property tax appraisal to limit property tax increases?
8 Do you support the recent Supreme Court ruling allowing the government to take your property and give it to private businesses that may pay higher property taxes?
9 Do you support increased border security to keep illegal immigrants from entering the state?
10 Do you consider yourself a Republican?
11 Do you consider yourself a Democrat?
12 Do you believe Ronnie Earle is again playing politics by indicting Tom Delay?

At the end the message said that the survey was paid for by the Republican Party of Texas.

My real question is: Do you know if the Delay trial is going to be held in San Antonio? The presiding judge is here. Is the survey being used to influence the jury pool?

Related story today in Austin American-Statesman:
DeLay judge apologies for chaotic case

Until you get to question 12, the survey seems pretty normal given our current state of politics. However, it looks to me like the first 11 are just there to rationalize the survey. I wonder if this is just going on in San Antonio or throughout the state.

On another note, I didn’t get one call…I got two. I have two phone lines ... I ignored the first ... The call on the second line came within a minute. It seems to me that this looks more like an automated message than a survey.





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email suspicious survey

I just was called by an automated Republican survey. Jeez! Definately a "Push-pull" survey. Wanted to know if I thought Ronnie Earl was unfairly treating Tom DeLay. I don't think they will count my answers.
Debbie K.

email far-leftie

Other than the fact that Cindy Sheehan want us to withdraw from Iraq, why do you characterize her as a "far-leftie"? If that is all that is needed to be considered ultra liberal then I have news for you, there are a lot of us "liberals" out here.

email Bill of Rights

Dear Brad:
First off, you were much too nice to the second caller on the topic of Bush's new policy-marketing campagin. I would have been tempted to say (to him who "doesn't listen to KTSA") "Well, first let me thank you for listening to KTSA!" And the "liberal media" who didn't show people jumping off the twin towers on 9/11 included Fox News Channel. And we all know they're not liberal, just fair and balanced! I sent the following caption to E-N with a request to forward it to Branch for a cartoon: "We are dealing with an enemy that has no concept of civil liberties. "An enemy that has no respect for your constitutional protections in the Bill of Rights . "Well, to these terrorists I say: NEITHER DO WE."
Selby A., Helotes

email Brad spins

Yes I hear it more and more every day.If you say it is not than your head is full of Howard Dean and his kind you take 1\2 truth and twist and spin it until it is to your liking. I am more than a little sick of the hate that clouds the vision of the country. OH I am sorry I am not suppose to call you unpatriotic.

email get off Bush

Brad, NSA is performing it's mission per it's charter. You'd be among the first to complain if sleeper agent's weren't intercepted. Get off the president's back.

email domestic probs

I pretty much agree with what your opinion is, we seem to see things pretty much alike. I guess, my opinion is that this war was rushed into on false pretences deliberately, but beyond that, I believe the focus is solely on Iraq, both attention and MONEY. This president has pretty much ignored the problems at home….and does not seem to care. I am appalled that money is being cut from people who need it at home and the wealthy are getting tax breaks for the purpose of funding Iraq. ...
Gerald K., Austin

email pet-hair thong

Yes it's coming up on the one year anniversary of what might have been the best segment of talk radio ever to cross the airwaves. I do believe it was the eve of Christmas eve last year when you conducted this masterpiece of media. It was a phone interview with a lady that weaves clothes from pet hair various people send to her. The line that topped the classic 10 minutes of radio was when you ask her what if you have a small pet, could she just weave a thong? Her answer was "there are some things not even I would wear". Good thing I had already parked in my driveway. Now that it's been an entire year and I haven't heard a replay of that interview, I have questions; where do you keep all of the award? will you call her again this year? Did you get a new sweeter? Oh well it's difficult to recapture the past, maybe best to let laying dog hair lay. .when will you go to Sirus radio? Always a fan;

email Condi on laws

This is what I heard Ms. Rice saying over and over. "We are a country of laws". Maybe she needs to tell her boss. He doesn't seem to get it.

email NY Times sucks

The NYTimes has really lost its luster as the paper of record. Not only did they sit on the story about Bush spying on Americans - and through an election cycle, mind you - Bush calls the editor and publisher into the Oval office to beg them not to run the story and when they finally do, they themselves FAIL to tell us that. We have to hear it from Newsweek:

Bush’s Snoopgate
The president was so desperate to kill The New York Times’ eavesdropping story, he summoned the paper’s editor and publisher to the Oval Office. But it wasn’t just out of concern about national security.


Add this to the Judy Miller debacle and other reporter problems with the Times in the past years, and I'm going to have to reconsider my subscription to them. Having said all that though, the real issue is that THE PRESIDENT BROKE THE LAW. That's a whole lot worse than a blow job, isn't it?
Nah, I guess not.

email Freedoms

i listen to your show as much as possible. I like your common sense
approach to things. Some of the callers yesterday disturbed me by their willingness to give up essential liberties in trade for protection. The following is a quote from Benjamin Franklin, it is my answer to such foolishness. "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary saftey deserve neither liberty or safety"! Keep up the good work,
Rick, College Station


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