I’ll be on the John Carlson Show, 570-KVI today at 3:05 PM, talking about whether we should apply campaign finance laws to bloggers. Um… I think I’ll say “no.”
Stayed on for a couple calls. Man… I seem to make these guys angry. Is it something I’ve said?
People keep asking me why Tim Eyman, known for his stupidly conceived, and even more stupidly-er written anti-tax initiatives, would file an initiative aimed at overturning the recently passed gay rights bill.
Hmm. Well, this could be a reason. And this. And I suppose, this, this, and this. You see, Timmy is an initiative whore, and any opportunity to get himself in the papers or in front of the cameras fellating our initiative process seems well worth his while.
Or on the radio, for that matter. Timmy’s scheduled to appear on the John Carlson Show today in the 4 pm hour (KVI-570), to explain to listeners exactly why we should all celebrate our God-given right to discriminate against gays and lesbians. But as it turns out, I’m a bit of whore myself, so I’m slotted to be on the show sometime after 4:15 to share a few words with Tim.
Tune in if you can bear it.
UPDATE: (4:41 pm)
Tim accused me of trying to monopolize the debate. Now that’s rich.
UPDATE, UPDATE: (4:47 pm)
Um… judging from the fact that two of the first three callers wanted to talk about something else, it looks like Tim may have a little trouble generating buzz behind this initiative.
I will be on The Kirby Wilbur Show, Friday morning at 7AM, 570-KVI.
Kirby and I will be discussing the Irons controversy… and I expect Kirby to be none too pleased with me. Should be interesting.
UPDATE: (6:25 AM)
It’s in the P-I, (and reprinted on MSNBC.com,) and I just recorded an interview for KIRO radio. So the story is out there, and voters can make up their minds for themselves. David Jr.’s other sister, Janet A. Irons, has left some comments in the thread defending her brother, and Brian Derdowski has chimed in too.
UPDATE: (7:42 AM)
Kirby was gracious with me, as always. He also had the sister who likes David on, and Janet A. seemed a little… um… angry. I tried to be a bit apologetic about delving into her family feud. I certainly wouldn’t want anybody exposing my family’s eccentricities… but then, I’m not asking voters to choose me to run a $3.4 billion government, larger than that of thirteen states.
UPDATE: (9:06 AM)
A reader just told me that David Irons was on KIRO radio claiming that the Ron Sims campaign fed me this story, and I want to categorically deny this in the strongest terms possible. This is my story… I heard the rumors, I followed up on them, and I determined the timing of my post. I called Brian Derdowski for some background on his race against Irons, and when I brought up the issue, he said I better talk to the family, and he gave me Di’s number. When I finally spoke to the family, I was shocked by what they told me.
That is the genesis of this story. Period.
And really… how could anybody read Joni Balter’s column and not be curious about exactly what the “family matter” was, that was so serious that it prevents a mother from voting for her own son?
I will be on the John Carlson Show, 570-KVI this afternoon at 3PM, opposite Bruce Chapman, the president of the Discovery Institute, the driving force behind so-called “intelligent design.”
A couple days ago I criticized the Gates Foundation for funding the institute to the tune of $1 million a year, including $50,000 of Mr. Chapman’s $141,000 salary. If Bill Gates doesn’t understand that he is giving money and credibility to an organized effort to undermine our nation’s basic science education, then he needs to be educated. If he does understand this, then it’s his customers, employees and stockholders who need to be educated.
Neither Chapman nor Discovery are drawn from my usual cast of villains, so I can’t claim to be an expert on ID or its proponents. But lack of expertise has never stopped me from expressing my opinions before, so why stop now?
John controls the debate, but I’m guessing more than a little of my focus today will touch upon the Discovery Institute’s infamous “Wedge Document.”
Here’s the New Yorker article I’m about to mention.
UPDATE, UPDATE, UPDATE:
Well, I thought that went fairly well considering how unprepared I was on the subject and the fact that Chapman is not just some walking talking point like Stefan or Tim. And John had some kind words to say to me afterwards, off the air, so I thank him for that as well as the opportunity to speak on issues other than the election contest.
I will be on the John Carlson Show this afternoon at 4:30 pm, KVI-570. I believe we will be discussing the London bombings.
I’ll be on the air with Kirby Wilbur, KVI-570, tomorrow morning (Thurs.) at 8 AM to discuss I-912, the “no new gas tax” initiative. Hope I don’t bore the audience, but I plan to come armed with some facts… you know, like the fact that this isn’t actually a “new” gas tax, but rather an increase intended to help match revenues to inflation.
I’ll be on the Bryan Suits Show tonight at 6 pm, KVI-570, talking about the Monorail. I assume Bryan wants me on so he can show that yes, even flaming liberals like me oppose the Monorail.
Hmm… this will be a tough one. My position on the Monorail is actually rather nuanced, but as we all know, nuance doesn’t play well on talk radio.
If you think you can listen to my voice without losing your dinner, tune in tonight to the Brian Suits Show on 570-KVI, at 7PM. Brian and I will be discussing blogging, and possibly the recent McCarthyite effort to defame me.
His producer assures me that Brian is big fan of HA. Who’d of thunk?
UPDATE: I’ve been bumped to 7:13PM
Well, that was fun. Sort of. I hope next time Brian has me on, we get to have more time debating politics, instead of just agreeing on the inviolability of the First Amendment.