6 Responses to LISTEN LIVE – Thursday (10/26) – on the Brian Wilson Radio Show

  1. Peter October 26, 2006 at 4:20 pm #

    site kept crashin my browser…

  2. Peter October 26, 2006 at 4:23 pm #

    player page just kept crashin my browser.

  3. Jim October 26, 2006 at 5:02 pm #

    Peter – I’m sorry you missed the show. It was a lively exchange.

    The two callers were both very skeptical of the torture scandal, so it provided a chance to run through some of the details.

    It was amusing to hear some of the political ads during the break. An ad for Congressman Gilmore denounced his opponent because “she is still undecided about an amendment to protect our flag.”

    I assume he was referring to the American flag and not the Lebanese flag.

  4. americanintifada October 27, 2006 at 3:20 am #


    Sorry I missed it, but I sleep days and work nights. Since King George is now omnipotent in this world and completely overpowers his trained poodle, Tony Blair, maybe the good Congressman was referring to the Union Jack.

  5. Brian Wilson October 27, 2006 at 6:47 am #

    Peter et al
    Apologies for the audio stream. Even I lost the feed from the main studio half way thru. FOrtunately, Jim was excellent on his own! Sadly, predictable e-mails/calls later proved we are still doomed!
    After the carnage of 11/7, Jim will be back in the continuing effort to bring enlightenment to Fly-Over Country.
    Brian Wilson
    Program Director

  6. Jim October 27, 2006 at 8:57 am #

    Here are a couple comments from Ohio listeners yesterday:

    Dear Brian,
    Your friend Mr Bovard must be a small “L” libertarian also, but his L stands for liberal. I noticed, in particular, that he makes a point like a liberal, starting off with exaggeration, and then trying to validate that lie with provable evidence. E.g. he spoke of the “torture” as including things like pulling out fingernails, and other heinous acts, but then when he presented his “evidence” based upon FBI agents, and they only the mentioned sleep deprivation and other such things that we typically do to ourselves. Should I now sue myself for cramming for exams, or going out on the town?
    He then proceeded to blast his own argument with the story about the soldier who suffocated a captive Iraqi general in a sleeping bag. Mr Bovard slipped and told us that evidence came directly from the soldier’s trial. Obviously, the brass doesn’t tolerate that kind of treatment. How then can he use this incident is an indictment of our policy and evidence of our use of torture.
    Mr Bovard doesn’t mention that the “victims” of our “torture” weren’t picked up on the corner of Monroe and Erie, which he seems to want us to believe; the prisoners at Gitmo are taken directly from the battlefield and they are not the hapless, and possibly innocent, people which he tries to portray.
    Thank you for your time, I’m only sorry that I couldn’t get on the air. But then I usually freeze-up, and forget what I was going to say.
    next letter:
    I am sorry. I can muster NO sympathy whatsoever for enemy combatants picked up from the battlefield. If these fanatics must be “tortured” by sleep deprivation or anything else in order to save American lives, so be it. These people are not Americans, they do not fight under a nation’s flag, and this is war. I do not care how they are treated. I am sure it is a great deal better than how they treat Americans captured in the field. Have we beheaded anyone lately?