Radio Goldy

I’m on the air again today, filling in for Ken Schram on KOMO 1000’s The Commentators, 10AM to 2PM.  Tune in to hear me and John Carlson go at it on a number of hot button issues:

1oAM – Why won’t anybody challenge Greg Nickels for mayor?  You know… anybody of course, except Dan Savage, who joins us at the top of the hour to promote his alleged run for the office.

11AM – Is Justice Antonin Scalia a “homophobe”?  And even if so, should Rep. Barney Frank have said it?  What are the limits of religious tolerance?

12PM – Should convicted felons be allowed to vote?  WA state has some of the most restrictive felon voter laws in the nation.  A bill before the legislature might change that.

1PM – Should WA state ban online poker… and if so, is it even technically possible to enforce the law?


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    Is it a coincidence that the representatives who are most against online gambling, also receive the largest donations from Casino-Americans?

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    Mr. Cynical spews:

    I doubt seriously if Scalia is afraid of gays…especially rancid, mouthy ones like Barney Fife.

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    Crusader spews:

    Liberals want to ban free speech:

    House Bill 2316

    (g) Threaten any legislator, or any government official, with the relocation of manufacturing jobs including, but not limited to, jobs involving commercial airplane manufacturing, based upon the outcome of any pending or proposed legislation.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @4 More commonly, gay people who get beaten up with baseball bats or steel pipes tend to believe that thugs who do such things are bigots and homophobes.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @1 Is that a fact, or did you peel that off the bathroom wall? You got a source for this assertion? Besides your fantasy comic book collection, I mean?

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @2 Clearly, Rep. Frank isn’t afraid of mouthy, rancid judges who refuse to recuse themselves when they should.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @5 We don’t need this bill. Extortion is already against the law. Boeing should have been jailed a long time ago.

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    KOMOphobe spews:

    In this corner, wearing Scalia’s trunks and sitting in Scalia’s stool … Governor John Carlson.

    And in this corner, sounding like Barney Frank … David Goldstein. Who tells the KOMOphobic world he doesn’t have a gun and wouldn’t have a gun in his child’s home. That’s because his child has the gun.

    As alert HA readers surely remember, Goldy’s proud that his daughter’s a straight shooter who packs heat.

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    Roger Maggot spews:

    It’s been another wild week in the Dan Savage Nation. Fear not if you forgot to cash in from the booming Obamaconomy, because help is on the way from the Savage Stranger:

    You can catch one of the rabbits infesting Woodland Park — and decimating its greenery — with a cardboard box and some lettuce. (Do the killing and gutting at home, in the bathtub, for easy cleanup and minimum trauma to passersby. They taste musky.) … If worse comes to worst, you can always eat slugs …

    M’self? I’d eat slug before I’d eat Rabbit, but what’s the musky-tasting “they” to which Savage refers? Rabbits or passersby?

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    correctnotright spews:

    Just heard that idiot John Carlson on the radio. Poor John, claiming that there has been no global warming since 1998 and tryiunbg to get away with being a lying SOB – yeah, 1998, that was the warmest year on record. So what?

    It is amazing that a fool like Carlson could make such a pathetically stupid comment.

    Doesn’t Carlson know the diffrence between trends in data and a single data point? What a complete maroon!

    By the way, idiot global warming denier Carlson, the decade of 1998-2007 was the warmest on record and 11 of the last 13 years were the warmest years on record.

    Cherry-picking a single record year and claiming that global warming is not happening since then simply shows how incredibly STUPID you and the global warming flat-earthers really are.

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    Gorebasm spews:

    12: Hate to interrupt your spasm and orgasm, but every one of your shreiking shrill gorebasmic groans is in dispute, starting with the canard that 1998-was-the-warmest-year-on-record … a phrase used so often and thoughtlessly it should be on speed dial.

    The warmest years on record were the dust-bowl 1930s, and the “record” started a mere geologic minute before that, at the end of the Little Ice Age, c. 1850. Not much of a record before that, aside from the Greenland cores that devastate Gore’s Global Catastrophe catechism.

    Cherry-picking data from heat-sink recording stations, almost all of them less than 150 years old, is a shameless way to load an argument. Shameful, too, was the recent attempt to claim that a recent October was the warmest-on-record, a shrieking claim made possible only by substituting September data for October’s. Etc.

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    Radioactive spews:

    Yesterday Dave Ross, a lefty little Mercer Island proletarian elitist, issued a pro forma call for a panacea, regulation. Ah yes, if only Bush had pushed Barney toward regulatory oversight of Fannie and Freddie — back when Representative Frank said or implied that it was almost wacist (racist) to suggest that Mae and Mac were messed up — there’d be no manic recession now.

    Actually, both Democrats and Frankophobes like me believed that affordable housing was the American dream. The Carter-Clinton Community Reinvestment Acts and the Republican candidate for president in 2004 wanted government to push business to erase their red lines and cut corners, to get citizens and non-citizens into homes. Thomas Woods Jr., a von Mises-Hayek conservative, writes that regulation could not regulate against political consensus.

    And then there’s this from New York Review, 12 February:

    “The Obama team has not yet announced its thinking about how to reregulate the financial community once the economy is righted again. The team of economists headed by Lawrence Summers, the former Treasury secretary (1999–2001), were, after all, themselves supporters of financial deregulation in the 1990s when most of them were members of the Clinton administration. As the Times’s series notes, Rubin, who preceded Summers as Treasury secretary (1995–1999), Summers, then his deputy, and Greenspan opposed regulating derivatives. In 1999, Rubin and Summers supported the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act, the New Deal restriction separating investment and commercial banking.

    “In fact, with the blessings of the Clinton administration and Greenspan, commercial banks were already engaging in many of the more aggressive activities of investment banks; and investment banks, along with hedge funds, private equity firms, and other institutions, as we have seen, were making the loans once the province of commercial banks through purchases and packaging of mortgage-backed obligations.”

    Think about it.

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    What'sittoya spews:

    “Man Starved in Hospital Care”. In UK hospital. Read via Orbusmax. Government-run health care, anyone? And these people aren’t getting justice. When the govt. screws up your health care, you won’t even get a response from them. No way, Jose.

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    Mr. Cynical spews:

    12. correctnotright spews:

    Just heard that idiot John Carlson on the radio. Poor John, claiming that there has been no global warming since 1998 and tryiunbg to get away with being a lying SOB – yeah, 1998, that was the warmest year on record. So what?

    So cnr, any idea how much climate impact the Alaska Volcano will have vs. the entire US auto fleet?? Look it up and get educated.

    Also cnr, shame on you for using the old Progressive term “Global Warming”, instead of the new one “Climate Change”. Did you forget the change in terminology once stats showed little Global Warming related to humans…then you KLOWNS needed to grab the “Climate Change” mantra to be able to scream for more Government regs. whether average Temps get warmer OR colder!!

    Shame on you cnr!

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    Mr. Cynical spews:

    3. Right Stuff spews:

    Your tens of readers will surely tune in….

    You really think Goldy will hit double-digits??
    Remember, a lot of these KLOWNS post under 2 or more monikors.
    For the KLOWNS with the identity crisis, is it kosher to count them as more than 1 listener?

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    Milo spews:


    Thanks…the NCPA…The National Center for Policy Analysis has received $540,900 from ExxonMobil since 1998.

    $65,900 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
    Source: Exxon Education Foundation Dimensions 1998 report

    $30,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
    general support
    Source: ExxonMobil Foundation 2000 IRS 990

    $40,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
    Source: ExxonMobil 2001 Worldwide Giving Report

    $30,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
    Source: ExxonMobil 2002 Worldwide Giving Report

    $75,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
    Source: ExxonMobil 2003 Worldwide Giving Report

    $75,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
    Source: ExxonMobil 2004 Worldwide Giving Report

    $75,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
    Source: ExxonMobil 2005 Worldwide Giving Report

    $75,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
    Source: ExxonMobil 2006 Worldwide Giving Report

    $75,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
    Source: ExxonMobil 2007 Worldwide Giving Report

    I’m sure they are an unbiased source of scientific study on fossil fuels.

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    Narrows Bridge spews:

    @ 19

    That link goes to a think tank who expert is listed as having a PhD, but not in what discipline. If you look at his job history, it appears he has a writing background, not a science background, so I’m a bit surprised he “found” this error.

    I know we all wish science and finance was intuitive so we could all just “know” it because it feels right, but data and math and research and experiments must happen. Climate Change/Global Warming is real and must be dealt to be able to feed all of the people of the future.

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    Mark1 spews:

    Jeez Goldy, you sound like a pathetic screech owl. I suspect yet another reason you can’t keep a woman.

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    Politically Incorrect spews:

    If Antonin Scalia is a homophobe, Barney Frank just a homophobe without the “phobe” part!

    Har, Har, Har!!!

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    GBS spews:

    Geez, all this hub-bub about global warming.

    Here’s what you need to know.

    Q: Does ice melt above 32 degrees F.?
    A: Yes.

    Q: Since 1970 have the polar ice caps grown in size, stayed about the same or shrunk?
    A: Shrunk.

    So, if the massive polar ice caps are melting, then what can you deduce is the cause?

    Here’s a link to JPL and NASA. They base their analysis on SCIENTIFIC evidence. Not whatever Boss Limbaugh orders them to believe.

    Dumb asses.

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    GBS spews:

    When some shitferbrains group like NCPA can launch a satellite, put a man on the moon, or conduct independent peer-reviewed scientific studies, then I’ll give them some consideration.

    Holding on to views like Global Warming is a farce is akin to giving a campaign speech last September saying the fundamentals of our economy are strong, then have the financial markets melt down that very afternoon.

    Look, just because you uneducated Wasilla Hill Billies say there aint no global warming don’t be makin’ it true.

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    Don Joe spews:

    @ 19

    There’s more wrong with that press release than I care to address at the moment, but we can start with the opening graph:

    The warmest year on record is no longer 1998 and not because it has been overtaken by a recent heat wave. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scientist James Hansen’s famous claims about 1998 being the warmest year on record in the United States was the result of a serious math error, according to H. Sterling Burnett, a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA)[emphasis added]

    So, is your point simply to show that the folks at NCPA don’t know the difference between “global” and “the United States”?

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    Bill Gatesby spews:

    Latest TOP 10 most popular names for hizzoner so far:





    5. MAYOR 5-CENTS



    8. MAYOR FAILure



    All the names that are just too mean to such a nice fellow, like MAYOR McFATTY, MAYOR PORK, MAJOR PORK, MAYOR BIGMAC, etc. will not be included in the Top 10 names for HIS HONOR. This is Seattle, a nice city, after all.

    We are monitoring the TIMES, P-I, Weakly, Strangler, Crosscut, Publicola, and a few blogs for the most mentions in comments from the citizenry.
    Newest contenders:

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    Rick D. spews:

    My God I thought I had heard the last of Goldy’s whiny, high-pitched, pre-pubescent voice for the last time when he stopped being asked by Dancin’ Queen Dave Ross to fill in in his abscence.

    Damn you Schram!!