Monday we begin making plans for a special edition of “On the Record.” We intend to bring you a live show next Monday from Nellis Air Force Base outside Las Vegas. A "road show" is always a production nightmare, but well worth it in the end. Why take the show across country? Because we want to show you the military's newest fighter plane: the F/A-22 Raptor (search).
This is no ordinary fighter plane. It is a stealth fighter plane -- in other words, the enemy can't see it. Other fighter planes in the sky -- enemies -- won't be able to see it coming! It has a unique design (not the usual fighter plane look) and built out of special composite material so radar can't pick it up very easily if at all. Speed? Well... it is fast, very fast. It goes Mach 2+. Other attributes of this amazing flying machine is that it is quiet and has minimal hot emissions from the engines -- both requirements for a stealth plane.
If you have time, you should research this fighter plane online and read all about it. If you don't have time to research it, make sure you tune in next Monday. We will show you one and take you for a ride on one! Yes, the plane is pricey -- $150 million --so don't expect one for your birthday. I am curious what you think of this new fighter plane. There are, of course, pros and cons.
Since we don't read e-mails on the air -- we never have time with all the news! -- here are some randomly selected e-mails from viewers:
E-mail No. 1
I love your new music for your show! I noticed it immediately. I really don't remember the old music because the new music is so much better! I only comment now because you asked us to comment on your blog. I love your new music!
As for Bernie's new beard, I invoke my Fifth Amendment rights.
E-mail No. 2
I watch and enjoy your show very much. The new graphics and music is great.
E-mail No. 3
Thank you so much for giving us all the pleasure of watching Greg Kelly sub for you last Friday night! I enjoy watching him so much and look forward to seeing him again on any of Fox's shows.
Thanks again - He did a great job for you!
E-mail No. 4
You may be the only person in America, to spend thousands of dollars on cosmetic surgery, and come out still looking very ugly! Who cares or knows what you are talking about, with you it is Halloween every day... you, my friend, are why the radio was invented... You may be the smartest person on earth, but please America, put away those mirrors! Now, whatever little assistant that is reading this, go tell Greta what this viewer thinks... Don’t have the balls, huh? But you guys think your so big and important... ha, ha... yea right... Well, at least stop lying to her... tell her how ugly she really is.... The MOST ugliest person on television on a regular basis bar NONE....
NOTE TO VIEWERS: Let's have a "little fun" with Bruce Miller from Altoona, Pa. Does anyone have a picture of him? Know what he does for a living? What can you tell us about him? We might want to put it on the blog... If so, e-mail it to us.
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