Goldy is old

Today is Goldy’s birthday!

That makes it a good day to raise a toast to Goldy for his political activism—for using his sense of humor, writing skills, and his ability to engage in thoughtful and intelligent debate, to change the world for the better. I suppose there are others who will see it differently—who see Goldy as a foul-mouthed, treasonous, political hit-man, who probably organizes and practices election fraud while being paid by the Democrats. Whatever.

You are reading this. You probably came here hoping Goldy left something to entertain, inspire, educate, or outrage you. So take a moment to leave a comment for the birthday boy.

And, while you’re at it, today is an excellent day to buy Goldy a birthday beer. (It’s easy using the tools on the right sidebar.)


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    Happy birthday Goldy.

    Here’s to another successful year of kicking wingnut ass!

    (Oh…and working for fairer taxes, better schools, more progressive Democrats, more moderate Republicans, and increased irrelevance of Eyman.)

    Enjoy the birthday beers.

  2. 3

    Media Critic spews:

    Tim who?

    Thanks for all the reading, please quit tagging after the Stranger…..echo guy is not your style.

    Your politics and intellect far exceed theirs. I have even started doing your radio stuff.

    Young lefty queer….here.

    (strange, but Eyman showed the public what a waste land evolves with no money to spend, and no projects to build….now voters are much smarter and his foul crap doesn’t work any more… and no body cares anymore about him)

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    For making Seattle a little bit better …

    For his gentle humor and intense concern …

    For supporting the English language in all its 4 letter glory …

    A Gold plated HorsesAss.

  4. 6

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    I’ll have to join GB Shaw in wishing Goldy a Happy Birthday!. . .especially considering all the alternatives. . .

  5. 7

    Union Fireman spews:

    For your birthday, the dems are creating a special cabinet job that Don Rumsfeld is going to get a recess appointment to.

    HR 808

    Check it out. Wow, yet another wise use of taxpayers dollars.

  6. 9

    spyder spews:

    it maybe nearly 40 years old, but then so is Goldy eh??

    Let’s drink to the hard working people
    Let’s drink to the lowly of birth
    Raise your glass to the good and the evil
    Let’s drink to the salt of the earth

    Say a prayer for the common foot soldier
    Spare a thought for his back breaking work
    Say a prayer for his wife and his children
    Who burn the fires and who still till the earth

    And when I search a faceless crowd
    A swirling mass of gray and
    Black and white
    They don’t look real to me
    In fact, they look so strange

    Raise your glass to the hard working people
    Let’s drink to the uncounted heads
    Let’s think of the wavering millions
    Who need leaders but get gamblers instead

    Spare a thought for the stay-at-home voter
    His empty eyes gaze at strange beauty shows
    And a parade of the gray suited grafters
    A choice of cancer or polio

    And when I search a faceless crowd
    A swirling mass of gray and
    Black and white
    They don’t look real to me
    In fact, they look so strange

    Let’s drink to the hard working people
    Let’s think of the lowly of birth
    Spare a thought for the rag taggy people
    Let’s drink to the salt of the earth

    Let’s drink to the hard working people
    Let’s drink to the salt of the earth
    Let’s think of the two thousand million
    Let’s think of the humble of birth

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    headless lucy spews:

    Happy Birthday!

    I’m going to the hardware store to buy a hoe. I can’t wait for one of the clerks to ask me if I’ve found what I’m looking for.

    Gotta go!

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    Collection of metaphors from Willapa Country. I received these in another context and have edited them to fit birthday boy. In fact, I’m going to pay Goldy the same homage on Washblog.

    1) Goldy’s thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a dryer without Cling Free.

    2) Goldy spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at self-help meetings and churches ls about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it.

    3) Goldy has a high, whiny voice like that sound a dog makes
    just before it throws up.

    4) Goldy’s thoughts drift across the on-air ocean exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn’t.

    5) I linked to Goldy’s show and from the static came an unearthly howl. The scene had an eerie, surreal quality, like when you’re on vacation in another city and Jeopardy comes on at 7:00 p.m. instead of 7:30.

    6) On Goldy’s sweetheart: He fell for her like his heart was a mob informant, and she was the East River.

    7) Even in his last years, Goldy has had a mind like a steel trap, only one that had been left out so long, it had rusted shut.

    8) Goldy is as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck, either, but a real duck that is actually lame, maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.

  9. 14

    Kevster in NC spews:

    Happy Birthday Goldy!
    Keep up the great work-we’re making some real progress against the wingnuts.

    David Brooks was whining about the “culture of meanness” today on MTP. It doesn’t seem to have occurred to him that the right wingnuttosphere started this food fight. We on the left are going to finish it and the GOP in the process.

    All the best.

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    I’m surprised that none of the wingnuts have pointed out the conjunction of Goldy’s birthday with what is usually Income Tax Day. It is, of course, a completely meaningless coincidence, but when did that ever stop the idiots?

    HBD, youngster!

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @10 “I can’t wait for one of the clerks to ask me if I’ve found what I’m looking for.”

    I have fun with that, too.

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    Many years ago, I was sitting on the sofa after having my famous four alarm chili. The normal bodily reaction happened, but luckily for all surrounding me, the gaseous output was caught in the cushion stuffing, and no odor escaped.

    Until, that is, just recently, when I sat down on that same sofa cushion and and the odor from days long past finally emerged. The first thing that immediately came to mind was “wow, what an old …”

    And I thought of you.

    Happy Birthday, Goldy, from another old fart. ;-)

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Slow news day. Where’s the Saturday Night Document Dump? The White House must be holding it for tonight because tomorrow is a holiday.

    The only headline today is that Gonzo repeated (again) he did nothing wrong, with the sincerity of a simpleton who doesn’t get it.

    Of course, it was painfully apparent long before he became attorney general, back when he was writing memoranda extolling the legality of torture, that law is way over his head.

  14. 21

    me spews:


    John – apparently your first launch exceeded the speed of time travel!!! It took years for the original dark odor to emerge from the dark matter. If all went well as you said, the dark odor was still fully charged with dark energy


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    Happy Birthday, Goldy!

    Thanks for your friendship and your wisdom. Good luck with everything you’re up to, pal!

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    MTR spews:

    Fucking loser goldy – When are ya gonna fucking grow up and figure out how the world works. Start by getting a real job that pays real money so you can take care of your kid. Then start looking at how librulism fails every fucking time its attempted, while Conservatism works every time it’s tried.

    It’s easy to be dumass librul. Ya gotta work at being a conservative. Ya gotta study history. Ya gotta understand human nature. Ya gotta know something about economics. Ya gotta be brave and face the truth.

    But you won’t. Fucking loser…

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    MTR spews:

    Just wondering… are the record cold temps and big snow on east coast proof of “global warming”. I think so… but I guess I don’t understand how warm and cold are the same thing. Can one of you splain it to me?

    Hmmm… maybe it’s like checkers. Is that it?

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    Mark the Redneck @ 26

    “Just wondering… are the record cold temps and big snow on east coast proof of “global warming”.”

    Given your past flubs with statistics on this forum, it is clear that you’ve never mastered the elementary ideas behind stochasticity. (In fact, it seems unlikely you took anything beyond baby-statistics, if that.)

    The record temperatures are neither “proof” for or against global warming. It is just a little bit of data that is completely consistent with the expected variability in weather patterns under global warming (whether or not you believe global warming is largely of an anthropogenic origin).

    Thinking about stochasticity in nature is a real chore for you antediluvial wingnuts, isn’t it?

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    Art Macdonald spews:

    For Goldy, we don’t only share the same birthday, but the sentiments of his blog’s content. Staying connected to it helps to offset the rather parochial Everett atmosphere on the local level, while his national coverage is so incisive. Goldy has no trouble whatsoever distinguishing his right from his left! Keep on keepin’ on.

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    MRT (fake) spews:

    I understand stochastity just fine, thank you. That’s how I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the earth is flat. FLAT.

    All you gotta do is go to the beach to figure that one out, fucking loser.

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    Heathen Sinner spews:

    @7 – The original sponsor was a Republican. Breifly looking at what the bill is, sounds similiar to a union benefit. I guess the only reason why you seem opposed to it is because the word “fireman” is not included.

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    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    Happy birthday Goldy and keep on exposing the liars, cheats, cowards and traitors on the right.

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    Tlazolteotl spews:


    Have a great birthday! Remember, you’re not just getting wiser, you’re getting older too! ;-P

    Heh heh. Maybe I can get back to DL one of these Tuesdays and buy you a beer.

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    headless lucy spews:

    re 26: I think you revel in your obstinate stupidity.

    No. It’s not cute and lovable. Just dumb.

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    Dan Rather spews:

    I love being a global warming protester. I can use as much energy as I want and you dumbass libs do all the heavy lifting in saving the planet. And in the end I’m a patriot. heheheehe

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    Heathen Sinner spews:

    having problems posting, but I would attach the link that indicated it was originally sponsored by a Republican.

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    Heathen Sinner spews:

    Congressional Legislation

    Repeal SBP-DIC Offset
    Bill # H.R.808

    Original Sponsor:
    Henry Brown (R-SC 1st)

    Cosponsor Total: 193
    (last sponsor added 11/15/2006)
    123 Democrats
    1 Independents
    69 Republicans

    About This Legislation:

    Purpose: Under the current law, the surviving spouse of a retired military member who dies from a service connected disability is entitled to Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) paid by the Veteran’s Administration. If the military retiree was also enrolled in the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), the surviving spouse’s benefits are offset by the amount of DIC ($1033 per month). A pro-rated share of SBP premiums is refunded to the surviving spouse in a lump sum but with no interest. H.R. 808 repeals the provisions of Title 10 which require the offset of DIC payments from SBP annuities. The bill also provides for the recoupment of certain portions of SBP premiums that may have been refunded to the surviving spouse.

    Status: Senator Nelson’s amendment based on his bill was approved and included in the Senate version of the FY07 National Defense Authorization Act (S. 2766). Unfortunately, this provision was not included in the final version of the Defense bill this year. This will surely be at the top of MOAA’s goals next year.

    Detailed, up-to-date bill status information on H.R.808.

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    Heathen Sinner spews:

    let me see if this works – goto

    with “http://” infront obviously.

    don’t know why i cant post this as a link.

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    Chicken Little spews:

    No wonder Goldy likes taxes so much. And I must say, I thought he was more like 45 based on his picture.

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    Happy Birthday!

    I know I say this to some of the wingnuts on this blog, but for you, it is the truth and from the heart……..

    Your parents must be very, very proud.

    Mazel Tov

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    danw spews:

    Wishing you continued success in keeping up your strong voice and uncovering the slime that are ruining this once great nation.

    Thank you again for your strength and courage.

    Have a happy Birthday, oh damn…It’s after 12, I missed it.

  32. 50

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @25 “Then start looking at how librulism fails every fucking time its attempted, while Conservatism works every time it’s tried.”


    Lucky for you the New Deal saved capitalism, or you would have been born a Bolshevik.

  33. 51

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @26 When you have more heat in one place, you have less heat in another place. Heat is a zero sum game. HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR !!!

    Hey Redneck — it probably has something to do with the Gulf Stream getting fucked up by the melting of arctic ice.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @25 When are Bill O’Liely and Lush Flimbaugh gonna grow up and get real jobs?

  35. 53

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Education Department Failed to Protect Student Loan Data

    According to the Washington Post, the Education Department has failed to enforce federal privacy laws or safeguard a federal database containing the social security numbers, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, birth dates and sensitive financial information of 60 million students.

    Consequently, companies are mining it for marketing information they can use to bombard student borrowers with solicitations.

    “The improper searching has grown so pervasive that officials said the Education Department is considering a temporary shutdown of the government-run database ….

    “‘We are just in shock that student data could be compromised like this,’ said Nancy Hoover, director of financial aid at Denison University in Ohio.”

    Quoted under Fair Use; for complete story and/or copyright info see

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Another disastrous failure of the miserably incompetent Bush administration. What can I say? Nothing is safe. Nothing.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Wait Until You See Rudy Doing the Can-Can In Mitt’s Commercials!

    Image is nearly everything in politics, and some observers think Rudy Giuliani’s donning fishnet hose and wagging his ass in the Rockettes’ chorus line may undo the tough-guy image that propelled him to the national political stage:

    “The Associated Press

    “NEW YORK — It is difficult to shock New Yorkers, yet Rudy Giuliani teetered close to the line when he sauntered onto a stage wearing a platinum-blond wig, makeup, dainty white gloves and a frilly pink gown. His appearance at an annual political roast … 10 years ago … raised eyebrows but was mostly accepted [at the time] as a good joke ….

    “While hosting ‘Saturday Night Live,’ he appeared in one skit as a bosomy, gray-haired Italian grandmother in lipstick and a flowered housedress, with stockings pulled halfway up his calves.

    “Now that Giuliani is running for the Republican presidential nomination, experts and political observers are wondering whether those well-photographed and widely documented performances — and others — could damage his campaign. …

    “Political observers say … Giuliani’s post-Sept. 11 image as a strong national leader in a time of crisis … could lose its power if [people remember him] dressed in stockings and dancing the cancan. Yes, … he wore fishnet hose and did high kicks with the Rockettes.

    “‘People think of him as a leader and a tough guy, and … seeing him dressed up like a girl would run contrary to all of those things,’ said Neal Thigpen, a political-science professor at Francis Marion University in South Carolina. …

    “With conservative voters largely dominating presidential primaries, some experts say the footage of Giuliani cavorting … in women’s wear could significantly damage his chances ….

    “The images are already showing up on the Internet, including a mock campaign commercial on the popular video-trading site YouTube. …

    ” … [F]or conservatives who already are leery of backing Giuliani for president because of his … positions on social issues, the feminine clothing could … remind them of his support of gays ….

    “Southern Baptist Convention official Richard Land said gay issues represent just one area of the problems religious conservatives have with Giuliani. ‘There are so many deal breakers for Giuliani, it’s difficult to know where to start,’ he said.

    “Asked this month about his theatrical past, Giuliani told Fox News that it shows voters another side of him. ‘I think what they’ll find out about me is I enjoy having fun. I mean, I really … enjoyed them,’ he said. …”

    Quoted under Fair Use; for complete story and/or copyright info see

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Frankly, I think Rudy’s already toast; but I hope he makes it to the primaries because I want to see those commercials!!

  37. 55

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Airline Pilot High On Cocaine Leads Cops On Wild Chase!!!

    A couple days ago, I commented on a news story that drunk airline pilot incidents, which were nearly unheard-of before Bush took office, have skyrocketed since Republicans took over supervision of the FAA, which is responsible for airline safety. Wait ’til you read this, you’ll never fly again:

    “An off-duty Northwest Airlines pilot was suspected of driving under the influence of cocaine when he headed the wrong way on an interstate … and led deputies on a chase, authorities said Sunday.

    “Investigators said Walter L. Dinalko had flown to Detroit … on Saturday afternoon and then rented a Hummer that he drove … to Port Huron. Dinalko turned around three times on the Blue Water Bridge, apparently changing his mind about heading into … Ontario … then drove on the wrong side of … Interstate 94 ….

    “U.S. Customs agents alerted sheriff’s deputies, who closed … the expressway and gave chase …. Dinalko, 50, was arraigned Sunday on charges of cocaine possession, eluding police, resisting officers and operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs. …”

    Quoted under Fair Use; for complete story and/or copyright info see

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: What can I say? Why did this guy have an ATR license in the first place? How long had he been using drugs while on flight status? WHERE IS THE FUCKING FEDERAL OVERSIGHT??! Another failure of the miserably incompetent Bush administration.

  38. 56

    Libertarian spews:


    You really don’t know much about the aviation industry, do you? There have been instances of drug and alcohol abuse in the airline pilot force for decades, just as there have been instances of drug and alcohol abuse in other professions. Surely you know former co-workers who have abused drugs and been irresponsible. Generally, the aviation business is very strict when it comes to drug use in pilots and others directly involved in aviation operations. Airline pilots, and I know dozens of them, know how much they have to lose by indulging in drugs. Yes, there are those that ignore the risks, but this is a tiny, tiny fraction of the airline pilot force.

    Trying to blame the Bush Administration for drug use in the aviation business makes about as much sense blaming FDR for the barbarian tribes invading Europe thousands of years ago, or trying to pen The Black Death on Abraham Lincoln.

    This one’s a red herring, Roger. Your comments are totally inane and self-serving. The Prez has nothing to do with this case. You know that, yet you’re trying to twist this one to fit your pre-conceived notion of reality.

    I normally expect better from you, Roger. I surely hope the others who read this blog will realize you’re assinine comments are nothing but shilling for a political agenda.

  39. 60

    Yossarian spews:

    Hey Lib at 56,

    Don’t expect Roger to acknowledge that he’s wrong, wrong,wrong! He’s an arrogant asshole!!

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    conservatives politicians and their supporters are TROOP HATERS!! spews:

    Happy Birthday, Godly!!

    Thanks for a great blog.

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    Matty spews:

    Happy Birthday my friend. For your birthday I’m going to move your Firefox tab one more to the left in my startup group…which is intended as a compliment that I enjoy your thought-provoking writings and not a metaphorical left.

    Matty from the Moderate R’s