Radio Goldy

I’m filling in for Dave Ross this morning (and through Thursday, March 6th) on News/Talk 710-KIRO. Here’s how the show is shaping up thus far:

9AM: Why is Sen. Patty Murray so pissed?
Sen. Patty Murray delivered an angry tirade on the floor of the US Senate this morning, decrying the Air Force refueling tanker contract as little more than an economic stimulus package for Europeans. Sen. Murray joins us at the top of the hour to summarize her grievances and to tell us where we go from here. What is the US sacrificing by outsourcing crucial military contracts overseas, and is economic stimulus a factor the Air Force should have been considering? Or if taxpayers can save a few bucks on the French built “Freedom Tanker”, is that all you need to know?

10AM: Are liberals coming back in the Lone Star State?
In this morning’s New York Times, Texas Monthly executive editor writes that “Lone Star liberals are back“, suggesting that more than a decade of Republican one-party rule in Texas may be over. Prof. Thomas Schaller, author of Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South joins us at the top of the hour to discuss our shifting electoral map. We’ll also get updates from the ground in both Ohio and Texas on this crucial election day.

11AM: Is state government working hard, or hardly working?
Are homeowners second-class citizens? State Sen. Brian Weinstein joins us at the top of the hour to give us an update on SB 6385, his Homeowner’s Bill of Rights, which gives buyers of single family homes the same legal warranties currently given buyers of condos. The bill flew through the Senate two years running, but so far Speaker Frank Chopp has refused to let it come to the floor of the House. We’ll ask… why? Later in the hour will discuss a new report that ranks WA’s government as one of only three states to receive an “A-” grade on management performance. Surprised? We’ll explore why.

Tune in this morning (or listen to the live stream) and give me a call: 1-877-710-KIRO (5476).

Comments

  1. 1

    spews:

    Ask Patty why she hates Alabama? Ask if her next tirade on the floor will be about why Congress has not listened to their constituents? Habeas Corpus and…you get my drift.

  2. 2

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    Hopefully Senator Murray AND ALL FREEDOM LOVING AMERICANS hate Alabama. It’s an awful place full of right wing racists and backwards thinking that better represents the last century. As far as I am concerned it can sink into the Earth’s core and we’d all be better off.

  3. 3

    spews:

    9AM, Sen. Patty Murray. 10AM, State of Texas/Liberals. 11AM, State of Washington.

    Goldy, pssst…. Mix it up a little.

  4. 4

    correctnotright spews:

    @3: Hey – goldy can only interview so many right wing nutjobs (he had Hutcherson the gay-basher on the other day) – heck, Eyeman is too much of a coward to even go on his show (probably becaue he will have to explain in detail how he lied about the money he was making off the initiatives and explain his backers at the BIAW.

    Goldy – here is an idea – have some of the fools at whackynation on – have them explain why they think global warming is a hoax and have a UW scientist (say from the atmospheric science dept.) on to blow up their pathetic arguments.

    Or even better – someone from the discovery Inst. who goes on about “intelligent” design and a real scientist from the UW.

    Teach the controversy! Show them up for the frauds that they are…we need another Scopes trial – ohh, already had that in Pennsylvania (Wasn’t that the town that Pat Robertson would have a catastrophe? – here it is doing just fine).

    Wingnuts…they make for good radio.

  5. 5

    spews:

    Let me get this straight, the EU is going to fine Microsoft 1.36 billion dollars, and the United States is going to respond by awarding a 40 billion dollar contract to a European company? My God we Americans are suckers.

  6. 7

    I-Burn spews:

    @2 Ever been to Alabama? Or are you talking out of your ass? People see what they want to see, no matter where they are. You just proved it!

  7. 9

    michael spews:

    Yay, for the homeowners bill of rights! According the the BIAW all their homes are wonderful, so they shouldn’t have anything to worry about.

  8. 10

    Richard Pope spews:

    Michael @ 9

    Better yet, follow the lead of Texas, and adopt a homebuilders bill of rights. Texas homebuilders had problems with so many pesky, annoying lawsuits by homeowners — especially the fact that homeowners were winning these lawsuits — that they had to get their Republican legislature and governor to pass law regulating homeowners. Now in Texas, homeowners can no longer sue homebuilders in court, but must use private arbitration services selected by the homebuilders. And the legal liability of homebuilders is limited by law.

  9. 14

    I-Burn spews:

    @13 That isn’t possible, since your head is so far up your ass that you haven’t seen sunlight in years.

    Grow a brain you disgusting little toad!

  10. 15

    spews:

    The real issue in the Beoing debacle is not just the award to EADS for what does appear to be a better plane. If we assume that the airofrce made a wise decision, then the real issue is who is running the White House. Like the POrts debacle before it, this sort of thing suggets that there is no one at the helm.

    Personally, it sounds as if EADS won fare and square and I believe we should have an open market with Europe.

    BUT from what we have read the critical political issues in the deal were not addressed ….

    1. Is the Tanker being subsidized by European taxpayers?
    2. In the even to a disruption in relations, will Northrup have all the parts and skills to build the lanes here in the USA?
    3. What technologies on this plane will create US dependence on Europe?
    4. Is Europe now equally open to American bids for defense contracts?

  11. 16

    rhp6033 spews:

    In the news articles today, it claims that Airbus can supply the Air Force with some 40 tanker aircraft within the next two years???? And they haven’t even built the first one yet?????

    In a pig’s eye. And the Japanese tanker aircraft is no judge of Boeing’s ability to delivery. The Japenese Self-Defense Force kept asking for additional changes requiring additional certifications by the FAA. That all takes time.

    But I have heard that Boeing Defense isn’t very customer-friendly. Instead of asking it’s customers “How may we help you”, their response is (paraphrased and exaggerated a little): “Tell us what you want in writing, and if we feel like it, we may (or may not) respond to you. You need us more than wee need you”.

  12. 18

    DustinJames spews:

    Just a random question:

    If a history of drug use blocks an individual from a law enforcement position, then how in the hell is it ok for a President?

    kthxthatsall.

  13. 20

    DustinJames spews:

    Well, I’m talking about any presidential candidate.

    Law Enforcement, you have to go through a lie detector test and one of the questions that comes up is about your history with illegal substances, not to mention any sort of crime you may have committed without being caught.

    I think it’s hypocritical for any candidate who is the ultimate overseer of the military (who also don’t take candidates with confirmed drug historys) to be an acknowledged coke / pot / [insert drug of choice here] user.

  14. 21

    DustinJames spews:

    Hey, Obama fan club

    Anyone want to come out in defense of your candidate’s dirty tricks down in Texas and Ohio?

    He just got bitch slapped by the Ohio Secretary of State, and there’s talk about having to delay the Texas caucuses because of shit that his supporters are doing down there.

    http://www.talkleft.com/story/2008/3/4/142712/2196

    Discuss.

  15. 22

    YLB spews:

    20 – Past casual drug use should keep anyone out of law enforcement.

    Everyone is entitled to make a mistake and that’s what getting in over your head with drug use is. However, a little experimentation shouldn’t be held against you.

    In other words it’s ok to INHALE.

  16. 23

    DustinJames spews:

    @ 22 If that’s what you think – ok. I’ve never inhaled on anything, so I don’t see what the popularity is, but still… it really does damage someone’s character in my mind. And yes, that included Bill Clinton’s.

  17. 24

    busdrivermike spews:

    #23
    Dustaroo:

    You may have not inhaled anything, but you certainly have been guzzling the Clinton Koolaid.

    From the Carpetbagger Report:

    “Clinton has supported the Iraq war, voted for Kyl-Lieberman, opposed needle exchange programs, favored strict sentences for drug use (while Obama has favored retroactive changes), supported legislation to ban flag burning, supported censorship of video games, and opposed the banning of cluster bombs. These are just some of the areas where I feel Clinton was wrong and Obama was right. Clinton’s experience certainly does not mean having better judgment on the issues.”

    If you count her 10 years as a Republican, Hillary has even more experience than she claims.

    With Democrats like Hillary, who needs Republicans?

  18. 25

    proud leftist spews:

    Dusty @ 23: “@ 22 If that’s what you think – ok. I’ve never inhaled on anything, so I don’t see what the popularity is, but still… it really does damage someone’s character in my mind. And yes, that included Bill Clinton’s.”

    You really are sanctimonious. Your quote reveals your anality. If anyone who has ever partaken of an illegal substance has a damaged character and is unfit for public office, we would have a government so lost in fantasy that Canada could invade and topple us without breaking a sweat. Why don’t you try to rally support for Mitt Romney? He’s clean in your view.

  19. 26

    sempersimper spews:

    Hey, Dustinjimmie, you sure sound like a right wingnut troll. Why should we believe you aren’t one?

  20. 28

    DustinJames spews:

    @ 25 – No we wouldn’t – there are many, many political offices one could obtain without needing to be two faced. Gore, Bush, and Clinton all basically said “Look, I tried it, it was youthful indescretion, I learned from it, and you shouldn’t try it. Obama is doing the same. It’s hypocritical.

    What I don’t like is a presidential candidate who will look me in the face and tell me not to break the law, but who will try and explain away their own past law breaking as “indescretions”.

    I’m not holier than thou, I’ve got speeding tickets on my record, but I’m not running for a traffic court judge or anything either.

    @ 26 – I have a whole host of reasons why I’m more moonbat than wingnut, in a way, I think I’m a bit libertarian to a degree.

    Pro-Abortion
    Pro-Gay Marriage
    All Drugs should be legalized.
    Pro-Universal Health Care
    Prostitution in brothels? – Ok by me.

    I balance them out with things that aren’t quite moonbat at all like:

    Pro-Death Penalty
    Prefer Tolls over General Road Taxes
    I like the idea of a flat tax
    The argument that funding ambulence service first, and having people vote on art levies resounds with me.

    And I’m not really sure where this goes on the balance:

    Reducing the national debt is my one of my top 3 concerns.

  21. 29

    DustinJames spews:

    Oh, and to continue on with 28 – I’m a 100% anti-Tim Eyman initiative voter.

  22. 30

    proud leftist spews:

    28
    I don’t like perfection in my friends and I don’t like it in politicians. I don’t see anything wrong with characterizing youthful experimentation with intoxicants as an indiscretion.

  23. 31

    sempersimper spews:

    @14

    Somebody who defends Alabama is calling other people disgusting little toads?????

  24. 32

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    The only two things to come from Alabama are truck drivers and whores – and we know iBurn’s wife can’t drive a truck!

  25. 33

    I-Burn spews:

    @32 Since you don’t know my wife, or myself, you know nothing of the sort. But then again, *that* is evident any time you bring forth an opinion, on anything. Now go away you irksome flea.

  26. 34

    I-Burn spews:

    @31 I’d say that I just did, yes. And not other people, just for the record. I was very specific to whom I was addressing that comment.

  27. 35

    DustinJames spews:

    @ 30 – I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with calling it an indescretion, but I do think it’s hypocritical to call it such and then tell people “Do as I say, not as I did”, which the above mentioned all are doing / did.

  28. 37

    I-Burn spews:

    Who, or what, is Cruchon?

    And no, I am no one but myself. For however much, or little, that is worth.

  29. 38

    sempersimper spews:

    A cruchon is a conservative fugitive from SP who drops in to fan the flames from time to time.

    You just sound like him, at times.

    I have been accused of being several other people, none of whom is on the committee that lives in my head, so I shouldn’t be pitching pebbles.

  30. 39

    klake spews:

    SeattleJew says:
    The real issue in the Beoing debacle is not just the award to EADS for what does appear to be a better plane. If we assume that the airofrce made a wise decision, then the real issue is who is running the White House. Like the POrts debacle before it, this sort of thing suggets that there is no one at the helm.
    Personally, it sounds as if EADS won fare and square and I believe we should have an open market with Europe.
    BUT from what we have read the critical political issues in the deal were not addressed ….
    1. Is the Tanker being subsidized by European taxpayers?

    Seattle Jew everything in Europe is subsidized by the taxpayer today they pay close to fifty per cent in taxes. The government gives them (Free medical care) which they pay taxes for also subsidizing many other government programs like mass transit.
    2. In the even to a disruption in relations, will Northrup have all the parts and skills to build the lanes here in the USA?

    NO, Boeing will have to come it later to make up for their short comings. That is what we as a Nation has done better than any other country.
    3. What technologies on this plane will create US dependence on Europe?
    None, they depended on us for many of the technologies that they use in their Aircraft today. Without those technologies their planes would be grounded.
    4. Is Europe now equally open to American bids for defense contracts?
    Yes they will have to drop the Euro-Fighter because the Avionics packages will not be able to complete on the battle field.

  31. 40

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    IBurn come to the next Drinking Liberally and MAKE me go away – and oh yea, bring that ugly wife of yours with you.

  32. 42

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    @41 Well he does have a wife – and she is female – but let’s put it like this – there’s a whole lot of oinkin’ going on.