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Postcard from San Diego

As promised, here is my postcard from beautiful, though chilly, San Diego. Charlotte and I have been here since Sunday night and plan on returning to Atascadero Wednesday night. Will be back on Hometown Radio Thursday with Shirley Bianchi, Don Regan and more free tickets to this weekend’s Jack Benny salute at the Clark Center.

Charlotte had a conference to attend and she hasn’t skipped a session yet. I’ve been busy taking in the sights from LaJolla to Balboa Park. The museums there are incredible! We had dinner Monday night at our favorite Greek restaurant in town, a little place downtown on F Street, right across from the Federal Building. Had dinner last night in Olde Town with college admissions expert and regular Big Broadcast guest Fred Rugg, along with his wife Barbara.

San Diego is a great town and we enjoy coming here to visit — everything is so close and accessible. The big news down here radio-wise is how popular Air America has become. Several people mentioned that to me when they heard I worked in radio. Randi Rhodes popular in conservative/military San Diego? Go figure.

And, no, I didn’t catch too much of the President’s speech last night, did you? If so, feel free to post a reaction here. The new Gallup/CNN/USA Today poll out today reports that 58% of Americans think Bush’s second term is a failure. His success will be, I predict, that he reshaped the Supreme Court to the right. But his name is forever associated with Iraq, which continues to become a black hole.

Finally, all the news down here is focusing on the ABC news anchor and cameraman injured by the IED. Sad news, but isn’t the national media overplaying this story? How many brave U.S. soldiers and innocent Iraqi civilians are subjected to the same attacks weekly (daily) and nothing is made of their plight.

The pool is calling for one last swim before we hit the road. See you on the radio at 3:05 on Thursday!

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  1. Rich from Paso
    February 1, 2006 at 7:50 pm

    Dave,
    Glad to hear you are having fun in San Diego.

    Yes, the Bob Woodruff story is over played. It seems to me that journalists care about Iraq when “one of their own” gets hurt. Truth is that Mr. Woodruff and his cameraman wouldn’t have gotten as hurt if they had been inside the Armored Personnel Carrier instead of poking their heads out the hatch, trying to get film for a story.

    Spoke with another returning Iraqi Freedom veteran, and he, too, is very supportive of the mission and the job his unit did over there. It’s is a terrible shame that him, me, and other veterans of Iraq cannot get OUR story out and penetrate the wall of misinformation and negativity that the so-called “mainstream media” put out. By the way, a recent poll I saw said that 62% of all polls are inherently skewed toward the point of view of the pollster. The poll had a + or – of 3%.

    Pop quiz, Dave, Who said the following:

    “No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.
    I believe I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make very certain that this form of treachery shall never endanger us again.
    Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger.
    With confidence in our armed forces – with the unbounding determination of our people – we will gain the inevitable triumph – so help us God.”

    First one right gets a cigar.

    Take it easy and hear you Thursday.

  2. Ted in Grover Beach
    February 2, 2006 at 5:37 am

    Dave,

    Welcome back! Missed you this week. I didn’t watch “da speech.” Why bother? How can you tell when Bush is lying? His lips are moving!!!!!!!

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