The continued overkill, started by Neosho Mayor Howard Birdsong and directed against opponents of the proposed Moark expansion also took to the airwaves recently.
Neoshoforums.com has an audiotape and transcription of KBTN talk show host John McCormack refusing to talk to an opponent of the expansion and referring to the organized opposition to Moark's plan as "terrorists."
As Neosho Forums, the Turner Report, and The Neosho Daily News have reported, Birdsong's over-the-top letter, read at the last City Council meeting, and McCormack's use of the term "terrorists" stem from an e-mail written by Les Bond, Neosho, the full text of which is reprinted below:
"Mayor Howard Birdsong,
Since you chose not to represent us on the 'Moark Issue' by having the topic put on the council agenda, we promise to do all within our powers to get you removed from the Neosho City Council. There may be some other city issues that will bear investigating, also."
Les and Wanda Bond
707 Peterson Road
If this is terrorism, I would hate to hear how McCormack would describe Al Qaeda.