by Goldy, 01/31/2011, 12:10 PM

But unfortunately for HA, I perform my fisking over at Slog.

21 Responses to “In which Goldy fisks a Seattle Times editorial…”

1. Michael spews:

Though, considering HA mostly just collected comments from trolls, it’s hard to consider it much of a loss.

But, unfortunately for Goldy, since he’s decided to shit on his own people and own creation, no one cares…

2. What do you expect spews:

I understand your points, and you’re right. But so? Let’s give the “cut government” tea party activists the lifestyle they (seem to) want. Like you said THEY use a much higher rate of government services than the evil liberal King County, so lets cut them off. King County has the jobs (Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon.com, Nintendo, T-Moble, etc). If the rural welfare queens want us to slash government spending (that keeps their jobless rural “lifestyle” afloat) then lets DO IT!

After a few years of realizing their little rural lifestyle choice doesn’t SUPPORT them having roads, schools, clean drinking water, etc…and they’ll coming begging back to the “government” to bail them out again (just like Wall Street). Then we can officially wag our fingers in their greedy faces and tell them, “Ok, but stop BITCHING, we’re supporting your rural lifestyle choice, so shut up or you don’t get any more money!”

The moral of this story? Rural Washington, be careful what you ask for, you might get it?

3. Pete spews:

@2 Sure, but why punish everyone else? There are plenty of people in Western Washington who are going to be actively harmed by this year’s budget cuts, even if, per capita, it’s not as high a percentage as in the rural counties. They’re going to get hammered by the anti-tax ignorance and/or selfishness of a minority.

And while it’s easy to ridicule the “get the government out of my Medicare!” crowd, don’t assume Eastern Washington is a monolith. The people who most need Olympia’s spending are usually not the same people who are yelling most loudly against it, just as the people who will be hurt most on the west side aren’t the ones writing editorials for the Seattle Times.

4. Ty spews:

I really want to get a conservatives prospective on this issue, particularly in light of the 1053. How in the world is it fair to require 2/3 elected officials to agree to a tax increase unless taxes are spread evenly across the state?

5. Roger Rabbit spews:

This looks kinda familiar. Where have I seen it before?

6. Blue John spews:

They’re going to get hammered by the anti-tax ignorance and/or selfishness of a minority.
Ok. Then maybe after a couple of elections they will vote differently for their self interest. Isn’t that the conservatives always say?

7. Garth spews:

But I do love the live Fake Ted Van Dyk feed over here at HA!!

8. Roger Rabbit spews:

Jon Huntsman For President?

Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman resigned his post as U.S. ambassador to China today, signaling that he intends to run for the GOP presidential nomination.

Huntsman’s father, whose company invented the plastic clamshell containers for McDonald’s hamburgers, is a billionaire.

Huntsman is moderate on environmental issues but staunchly pro-life, pro-business, and anti-tax, and has been known to pander to the Palin crowd.

His presence in the GOP contender field undoubtedly will make the race more interesting. And this guy might have some actual cred, although that remains to be seen. Presidential politics is funny; a lot depends on vibes. But Huntsman has some formidable GOP operatives in his stable. And his family obviously has the money to mount a campaign.

9. David spews:

@6;

Hopefully they will, but usually what happens is they get told it is the Democratic parties fault by the same old group of media people. Which they believe only because it’s the only group they are exposed to.

10. Brenda Helverson spews:

I’m happy that you are kind enough to post links to your Slog pieces – I would never think to look for them on my own. And I am even happier happy that you and your continue to collaborators post here. Without Lee I would be less informed and without Carl I would be completely friendless. I hope that Horsesass will live on, trolls and all.

11. Zotz sez: Pudpuller is a danger to itself and others! spews:

Goldy: Duncan Black (Atrios) at Eschaton blogged your Slog piece.

12. Zotz sez: Pudpuller is a danger to itself and others! spews:

@11: Me too. I hope Goldy gets easier to “find” as a FP’r on Slog soon.

13. Troll spews:

One of his first days on the job over at Slog, and he’s already phoning it in by reverting to his old schtick of ranting about the Times?

14. Troll spews:

Just thought I’d check in to the “one of the most influential political blogs in America” to see how it’s covering the political upheaval in the mid-east.

Also, wanted to see if there was apology here for telling us to vote for Obama, who supported the brutal dictator Mubarak.

15. Liberal Scientist spews:

@11
Hey! I saw that too, at eschaton.com.
BIG LEAGUES!
How many daily hits does atrios get?

16. Liberal Scientist spews:

It also seemed that HA was down again this morning – are you just preparing us for this site going dark?
That would be bad.

17. Steve spews:

@15, 16 To me it points to why Goldy should keep HA alive. There’s a number of bloggers around who could guest post here and keep this site going strong, maybe even more dynamic than it was before.

18. Ekim spews:

1. Michael spews:

Though, considering HA mostly just collected comments from trolls, it’s hard to consider it much of a loss.

But, unfortunately for Goldy, since he’s decided to shit on his own people and own creation, no one cares…

Hey Michael, do you also go by Troll?

19. Ekim spews:

Michael, please note that your post @1 goes a long way in validating Goldy’s comment. You are a troll and your comment is worthless. Come to think of it, you are as worthless as you comments.

Here is an idea for you. Impress us. Be a disgruntled Teabagger and light yourself on fire. I’ll bring the marsh mellows.

20. Ekim spews:

3. Pete spews:
@2 Sure, but why punish everyone else? There are plenty of people in Western Washington who are going to be actively harmed by this year’s budget cuts, even if, per capita, it’s not as high a percentage as in the rural counties. They’re going to get hammered by the anti-tax ignorance and/or selfishness of a minority.

You are forgetting that this largess is costing King County $1200 per person per year. I think we could find somewhere else to use that money. Like fix the Spokane Street Viaduct. Or maybe just return it to the people who were unfairly taxed out of that money in the first place.

21. Ekim spews:

If the welfare counties want charity then they should come to King County with hat in hand. Not bitching about how unfair KC is to them and how we should take them more seriously.