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Jan. 7, 2006



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Latest News and
Casualty Count


Iraq War Dead 1 2 (2 has personal message boards)
Iraq Coalition Casualty Count

DOD military casualty Info

Organizations that help you provide troop support HERE (donate Frequent Flyer miles, etc.)

Charter Inducted Member
Texas Radio Hall of Fame


Companies I endorse on my radio program, listed here at no charge to anyone

carpet / drapery cleaning
1 800 FOR COIT

water softeners and
biopure water filters

O'Brien's Tax Service

Arredondo Group
Foundations: San Antonio, Austin, Laredo
210 645-6811

Copenhagen Imports
Smart Furniture
15909 San Pedro map

Broadband Internet
and flat-rate phone

BJ Associates
Laptop Specialists and
On-site IT services
10823 Gulfdale map

Kendall County Air
Heating / Air Conditioning
830 816-1879

Cavco Home Center
Mfr & Modular Homes
New Braunfels
830 608-0208

Eurasian Auto Repair
The Dealer Alternative
11234 Gordon Rd



Mon Mar 13 2006
Hit count for 2005 was 24-million-plus

Governor's Race Petition Info
Carole Strayhorn | Kinky Friedman

'Day the Panhandle burned'
Wind gusts as high as 58 mph across the Texas Panhandle on Sunday fueled up to 14 grass fires that burned hundreds of thousands of acres, caused evacuations of several communities and contributed to seven deaths.

Fire at Skellytown TX
Texas fires kill 7, burn half-million acres

Massive wildfires raced across the dry southern plains early Monday, burning more than half a million acres in Texas, leaving at least seven people dead and injuring at least seven more.

Fire at Skellytown TX.2
Skellytown residents retreat from flames

As columns of black smoke cascaded over the small skyline of Skellytown, Kitite McGuire sat in her car at the outskirts of town and wondered if it was her house that fueled the dark black, billowing clouds.


'Support Our Troops' sign  

<<<< Stacey's mother-in-law (email below) is now scheduled 11:37a today but so far Stacey's phone has been busy nonstop

When told her refusal to take down the 2-foot sign would result in a fine of $100 a day, Stacie Kelley, a normally quiet Army wife not used to the national and even international spotlight, had a simple message for the homeowners association directors.
"Bring it on," she said.

<<< Stacey Kelley, the wife of an Army private now serving in Iraq, has a 'Support Our Troops' sign in her Westchase, Florida yard. Homeowners' association rules prohibit most signs.


add 1030a Sat
email Sorry I missed the show
Well I just wanted to get back with you. No it was not about being on TV. I have had 729 call on my cell phone and 318 call on my house phone in just the past two days. But when there are camera at your door or flowing you around every were you go it is hard to to get to everyone.
I know that it is is no excuse as why I missed you show. But I hope you and the listeners can understand that I am under a lot of perisher and all this is very overwhelming to me. I am sorry I could not be on your show at that time and I appreciate everything you have done.
Please understand that your show and everything that is going on is important to me and I hope you will invite me back on your show some time soon. Thank You.
Stacey Kelley


Stacey, when it was time to have you on the air, my screener told me that some man answered your phone and said you couldn't talk to us in Texas because you were going to be on TV instead. Thank you for emailing me. We will call you back on Monday to try to arrange a time that will work for you.
Thanks for being a military family!

1030a Sat


Brad's Ten-Foot Poll on Troop Support Signs --- RESULT
Mar 9-10 2006
Should Stacey Kelley's "Support Our Troops" sign be allowed despite a Neighborhood Ass'n rule against yard signs?
Yes, have a heart and make an exception in this case!
No. What if someone wants to display an anti-war sign?
Total votes 447-

add 920a Mon
email Stacey's predicament
Hi Brad,
My name is Melinda Kelley and I am David Kelley's mom and Stacey Kelley's mother-in-law. I wanted to thank you for asking Stacey to share her story. It is very compelling and strange at the same time.
We SUPPORT Stacey, David and ALL of the troops around the world. What has the country come to, especially after 9/11 where we are dictated by HOA's saying we cannot support our troop with a visual 2' sign.
I feel very strongly that the HOA should have made provisions for patrotic messages be allowed (within reason) in peoples front yards... just like American Flags are allowed. Thank you again for sharing Stacey & David's story.
Melinda Kelley


Hecklers harass families
of US soldiers killed in Iraq

Hatemongers tried again on Saturday to ruin a military funeral, this time in a small Michigan town
The [Fred Phelps] group is so outrageous that some among the extreme-right have speculated that Phelps is a plant aimed at giving the anti-gay movement a bad name, said Mark Potok, the director of the intelligence project at the Southern Poverty Law Center which tracks hate crimes.

US Mail processing centers may
consolidate as first-class mail shrinks

"..a decrease in first-class mail, an increase in e-mail and technology advancements that have been made over the past few years."

Labrador puppy
San Antonio's animal
adoption center dysfunctional?

A little harmless fun:
church sign
create your own...

Kia Rio auto
Kia Motors to set up first U.S. plant

The facility in West Point, Georgia is expected to produce 300,000 vehicles per year at maximum capacity. The company is an affiliate of South Korea's largest carmaker, Hyundai, which has a factory in Montgomery, Alabama, 75 miles away.

AT&T raising basic phone rates in May

Scientists discover swimming ants
believed to be the only species that can live, swim and navigate under water.

15 answers to creationist nonsense
Opponents of evolution want to make a place for creationism by tearing down real science, but their arguments don't hold up
Media report Creationism inaccurately
Thought-provoking articles about our ancient history and the importance of our creation in God's own image and fall from grace.

Pinup Bettie Page
Pinup Bettie Page is 82 and
still makes a living from her art

  • Her website is HERE
  • A ton of old pix from a Google search HERE
    (some not suitable for work)

email NSFW
"Some Not Suitable for Work?" Just to let you know I am self employed and have fully approved of all these photos in my office. Just a reminder that us Liberals are more fun people.
Gary B

Candidate Friedman caught
drinking beer in parade car

Which illustrates his charm to a lotta potential voters...

from this morning's"
What was the response of the Friedman campaign?
"He drank, but he didn’t swallow."


Drought might close boat ramps on Lake Travis
Half could be closed by Memorial Day

Jesus in pasta
Sees Jesus on pasta, lifelong stomach problem goes away

torn credit card application
The Torn-Up Credit Card Application

What could happen after you tear up an unsolicited credit card application and toss the pieces into your garbage

More of Julian Beever's fabulous sidewalk art

fake "Porn euros" passing as real
Fake porn euro notes being sold as a gimmick in Germany are being successfully passed off as real cash.