“The David Goldstein Show” tonight on Newsradio 710-KIRO

Tonight on “The David Goldstein Show”, 7PM to 10PM on Newsradio 710-KIRO:

7PM: And I suppose that means The Stranger isn’t part of our media elite?
What does our local media elite’s chumminess with our local business elite have to do with a $100,000 no-bid contract issued by Safeco Field? The Stranger’s reclusive Josh Feit comes into the studio to explain all.

8PM: TBA

9PM: What’s up with Oregon?
TJ from Loaded Orygun joins me for our monthly rundown of what’s happening South of the border.

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

Comments

  1. 1

    Union Fireman spews:

    Hmmmmmm;

    “Indeed, according to state law governing PFDs, unless you’ve got an “emergency” on your hands, contracts over $35,000 must be put out to the competitive bid process.”

    Looks like they took a page out of Queen Gregoire’s play book on how pass a tax. Just throw in the word Emergency.

    Hey lucy,

    You figure out how to read and realize that you’re an idiot for your statements on Firefighter Pensions?

  2. 2

    spews:

    GEE…goldy’s on the radio and roger isn’t around. well, isn’t that interesting…..
    and union fireman…..are you seriously waiting for lucy to learn to read??? bring a book! may i suggest ‘war and peace’ because that will be one long wait.LOL.

  3. 3

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @2 Who knows, to a simple mind like yours, there might be a correlation in there somewhere. If you get really good at this, maybe you can pick stocks by looking at quilts.

  4. 4

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @2 (continued) Perhaps you’d like to try your hand at explaining how Goldy managed to talk on the radio on those occasions when Roger Rabbit WAS around?

  5. 5

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Regarding the Stadium PFD’s $100,000 no-bid lobbyist contract, it appears those folks are learning fast — from Pat Davis and the port district.

    We should be able to handle this with one tanker of tar and one truckload of feathers if we bunch them all together.

  6. 6

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    The Two Dunces

    This weekend, GOP presidential hopefuls are 0-2:

    1. Sam Brownback called Peyton Manning the “greatest NFL quarterback of all time” at a rally in Wisconsin.

    2. Mitt Romney adopted the Bush-Rove tactic of fearmongering by promising to protect voters from France.

  7. 7

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    A billion dollars of the California National Guard’s equipment is in Iraq and Afghanistan, and CNG commanders say they’re stretched too thin to save the state from wildfire disasters this summer.

    Let’s see Redneck diss the REPUBICAN governor of THAT state. If he doesn’t, he’s a fucking hypocrite.

  8. 8

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    “State National Guard warns it’s stretched to the limit

    “Mark Martin, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau
    “Friday, May 11, 2007

    “Sacramento — As state forestry officials predict an unusually harsh fire season this summer, the California National Guard says equipment shortages could hinder the guard’s response to a large-scale disaster.

    “A dearth of equipment … caused in part by the war in Iraq has state military officials worried ….

    “The readiness of the Guard has been described as a national problem and has become a political liability for the Bush administration …. National Guard readiness has become a growing concern as the Guard has taken on extra responsibilities caused by the Iraq war ….

    “In California, half of the equipment the National Guard needs is not in the state, either because it is deployed in Iraq or other parts of the world or because it hasn’t been funded, according to Lt. Col. John Siepmann. … ‘You would see a less effective response (to a major incident),’ he said.

    “Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger … acknowledged the National Guard’s equipment woes …. ‘A lot of equipment has gone to Iraq …,’ Schwarzenegger said Thursday at a news conference in Sacramento ….

    “The California National Guard is missing about $1 billion worth of equipment …, according to a Guard listing provided to The Chronicle. Much of the equipment would be useful in … earthquakes or other emergencies. For example, guidelines suggest the Guard should have 39 diesel generators on hand, but it has none. Guidelines suggest having 1,410 of a certain type of Global Positioning Satellite device; the Guard has none …. The Guard has only 62 percent of the vehicles it believes it needs in California. Other equipment has not been funded by the federal government ….

    ” … [A]round the country, concern is growing about the National Guard’s ability to handle emergencies. The head of the National Guard told a congressional committee in March that Army National Guard units have on average just 40 percent of their required equipment on hand … an independent commission … called the equipment shortage unacceptable ….

    “The overuse of the National Guard overseas and limited federal funding for equipment to be used in the country could lead to a situation in California similar to the one in Kansas, said state Assemblyman Pedro Nava, D-Santa Barbara, who is chairman of a legislative committee on emergency services and homeland security. ‘These are policies that are putting California residents in jeopardy,’ said Nava, who is planning hearings on Guard readiness this summer.”

    Quoted under Fair Use; for complete story and/or copyright info see http://tinyurl.com/ys7w5j

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Redneck went out on a limb in criticizing Kansas Gov. Sebelius, and it’s gonna break off! What’s he gonna do when every governor in the country is complaining about the same thing Sebelius complained about — Dubya’s military adventure in Iraq has drained off resources needed to deal with emergencies at home? Redneck’s gonna look fucking stoopid, that’s what.

  9. 9

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Say Whaaaaat???

    There are so many big scandals you hardly notice the little ones anymore.

    A couple weeks ago, Bushnik Randall Tobias resigned as chief of U.S. foreign aid after his name was found in the D.C. Madam’s little black book. Here’s who Bush has nominated to replace him:

    Henrietta Holsman Fore

    He probably figured since she’s a woman, it’s unlikely she has any prostitution problems, and he appears to be right about that (so far as we know). She only has racist-remark problems:

    “A Wellesley College trustee’s remark that blacks preferred pushing drugs to working in a factory has precipitated an emotional debate on this bucolic campus already grappling with charges of racial insensitivity…

    “The trustee, Henrietta Holsman, a 1970 graduate of Wellesley who runs a manufacturing concern in Los Angeles, resigned from the board last weekend after apologizing for her comments, which also cast aspersions on the work ethic of Hispanic and white employees. But in a letter to the college newspaper, Ms. Holsman reiterated her statement that she had trouble keeping black assembly-line workers from going ‘…back to the street to earn more money … selling drugs.’

    “In her lecture, Ms. Holsman also said she had found Hispanic workers to be lazy, white workers resentful of having to work with machines, and Asians, while very productive, likely to move on to professional or management jobs.”

    http://tinyurl.com/2wtsdk

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Maybe her workers would stay longer if she wasn’t a CHEAP LABOR CONSERVATIVE. When people like her are running factories, you know for sure the inheritance tax isn’t high enough.

  10. 10

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    What kind of fucking idiot would put someone like her in charge of our foreign aid to poor countries?

  11. 11

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    MSM are reporting the meeting between 11 GOP congressman and Dubya about Iraq, but they’re not reporting that other people in the building heard yelling behind the closed doors.

  12. 12

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Factoid: A mere 4 countries account for 92% of the world’s executions … China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the United States.

  13. 13

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Factoid: Only 1 of Dickless Cheney’s daughters was invited to the White House fete of the Queen. (The heterosexual one.)

  14. 14

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    When some of Bush’s friends who WERE invited to the Queen fete tried to talk with him,

    “The story goes that they got out exactly one question, and the rest of the meeting consisted of The President in an extended whine, a rant, actually, about no one understands him, the critics are all messed up, if only people would see what he’s doing things would be OK…etc., etc.”

    http://tinyurl.com/293eqm

    Hard to believe this guy is the leader of the free world, isn’t it?

  15. 16

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    In a previous thread, I suggested gas might go to $4.25 because of political violence that’s shutting down Nigeria’s oil production.

    Tonight, I’m happy to report that Iraqi oil workers are getting set to go on strike, which might kick it up to $4.75 a gallon.

    I can hardly wait for the stock market to open Monday morning to watch my oil stock go up another $3 like it did Friday! Don’t complain to me about it; ain’t my fault you humans haven’t learned to run on grass.

    P.S.: Keep pumping my gas into your SUV, Redneck! Thanks for your business — I appreciate it. While you have your wallet out to pay me, pay your fucking gambling debt too.

  16. 17

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    “An all out strike strike … has been postponed until Monday May 14th for negotiations to take place. … The Union has been campaigning for involvement in the law drafting process and for a full public consultation to take place over the law which will decide how Iraq’s oil industry … will be developed.

    “The oil law proposes giving multinational companies the primary role in developing Iraq’s huge untapped oilfields, under contracts lasting up to 30 years. Oil production in Iraq, like in most of the Middle East, has been in the public sector since the 1970s.

    “The Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions (IFOU), representing 26,000 oil workers, has held three previous strikes since 2003, each time stopping exports …. This strike similarly threatens to stop all exports from the oil rich country.

    “Federation President Hassan Jumaa Awad al Assadi said: ‘The oil law does not represent the aspirations of the Iraqi people. It will let the foreign oil companies … enact privatisation under so called production sharing agreements. The federation calls for not passing the oil law, because it does not serve the interests of the Iraqi people.’

    “The Union is not alone in its condemnation of the current oil law. Opponents of the law also include all of Iraq’s other trade unions, a number of political parties, and a group of over 60 senior Iraqi oil experts.”

    http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2007/05/370387.html

    Looks to me like I win if they strike, and win if they don’t. I’m gonna be a rich fucking bunny!! Pay your gambling debt, welsher!

  17. 18

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Selling Soldiers’ Lives For Corporate Profit

    NBC News reports the Pentagon refused to buy a proven Israeli counterweapon against RPGs (rocket propelled grenades) and anti-tank missiles so it could give a lucrative contract to a corporate pal:

    “WASHINGTON — Last September, NBC News first reported on a fierce debate within the Pentagon over Trophy, an Israeli-made weapons system, that literally shoots down rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and even more deadly anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs).

    “There were plans to battle-test Trophy in Iraq, but the U.S. Army blocked them and instead hired a favored defense contractor, Raytheon, to build a system from scratch.

    “Now, a new congressionally-mandated review obtained … by NBC News raises serious questions about the Army’s decision and what Army officials have told Congress.

    “Over the last three years, U.S. commanders in Iraq have issued a series of urgent pleas for a defense against RPGs — a favorite weapon of insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan. …

    “In the summer of 2005, … a team of Army and Navy engineers … [concluded] Trophy was the ‘best candidate,’ the ‘most technically advanced’ and the ‘most technically mature system.’ … In March 2006, … testers at the Naval Surface Warfare Center … found it remarkably effective at killing RPGs. An official involved with the tests told NBC that Trophy ‘worked in every case … the system was 30 for 30.’ As a result, [the testers] moved … to battle-test Trophy … on several Strykers headed to Iraq in early 2007.

    “But the U.S. Army scuttled the effort. Why? Pentagon sources tell NBC News — and internal Army documents seem to confirm — that Army officials came to see Trophy as a threat to … [their] procurement program ….

    “In March 2006, the Army awarded Raytheon a $70 million … contract to investigate promising RPG-defense technologies … and present the Army with a … solution ….

    “Col. Donald Kotchman … told NBC News in a June 26, 2006 interview: ‘We did not contract with Raytheon for their system. They partnered with a variety of vendors in the development of a solution ….’ But that’s not … what happened. In May 2006, a technical team was put together and, in the span of three days, evaluated Trophy, Raytheon’s own system — called Quick Kill — as well as five other … systems. We asked Kotchman about the team’s composition:

    “Lisa Myers: Do you know how many of the 21-person technical team worked for Raytheon?

    “Kotchman: To the best of my knowledge, none.

    “Army documents obtained by NBC News … show that nine of the 21 technical experts — as well as all the administrative personnel — were from Raytheon.

    “… [T]he selection team concluded that … Raytheon’s own Quick Kill was ‘the clear winner’ and ‘scored highest ….’ Kotchman told NBC News that Quick Kill wouldn’t be ready for fielding until 2011 at the earliest ….

    “After a series of reports by NBC News raised questions about the Army’s efforts to scuttle Trophy …, Congress passed a law ordering the Secretary of Defense to assemble an ‘independent’ panel to … conduct a comparative analysis and assessment … They rated Trophy … the top system … [and] found Raytheon’s Quick Kill to be relatively immature and fraught with significant development risks. …

    “Congressional and Pentagon sources tell NBC News that the new report raises serious questions about the Army’s decision to go with Raytheon, the Army’s decision to block Trophy …, and the truthfulness of statements Army officials have made to Congress. …

    “[T]he [new] report estimates it will take Raytheon … five years to catch up to Trophy. Quick Kill, according to the report, won’t achieve a [satisfactory test score]until ‘2012 at the earliest.'”

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18356061/

    Meanwhile, RPGs and anti-tank missiles kill our soldiers in Iraq.

  18. 19

    Bush's Latest Body Count spews:

    Just for the month of May… day 12

    http://icasualties.org/oif/prd.....Ref=5-2007

    For all the 28 percenters out there, we will keep you in the know.

    SUPPORT THE TROOPS!

    Memorize each name of the fallen, and then think about the lies the Bush Administration told to get them killed.

    And all the families left with dead Fathers, Mothers, Sisters, Brothers, Sons, and Daughters.

    All for GWB and Dick Cheney’s lies.

    Think about it.

    Then do the right thing for your country and hang yourself.

  19. 20

    christmasghost's tampon spews:

    Dear lord!! How long must I waste my life in this dry vacant desert?

    Please release me from this frigid unexplored wasteland!

  20. 21

    # Bush's Latest Body Count spews:

    “Marine Maj. Douglas Zembiec said he “never felt so alive” as in battle.”

    “Details of his death on Thursday were sketchy.”

    “He is survived by his wife, Pam Zembiec, and their 1-year-old daughter, Fallyn.”

    Details of another life snuffed out by a Bush-Cheney war based on lies.

    http://www.latimes.com/news/na.....ome-center

    Support the troops!

  21. 27

    Mark The Redneck KENNEDY spews:

    Hey stoopid – He was elected. Twice. The second time by overwhelming majority. He got more votes than clinton ever fucking dreamed of.

    Dumshit..

  22. 28

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @26 “Hey stoopid – He was elected. Twice.”

    That’s highly debatable. Would you like to debate it? Let’s start with the 57,700 black voters who were illegally disenfranchised in Florida so Bush could “win” that state by 576 votes. Then let’s talk about how Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell’s computers didn’t really count the votes in 2004, they merely relayed the raw data to RNC computers in Tennessee and Kentucky for “counting.”

    Pay your gambling debt, fascist-kisser.

  23. 29

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Hey Redneck, in case you didn’t realize it, using “caging lists” to target black voters for challenge is a FELONY under the 1965 Voting Rights Act; and since Rove and Gonzo and probably Bush too were all involved in the GOPers’ huge, multi-state, multi-million-dollar “caging” operations in 2000 and 2004, it looks like they’re all going to JAIL.

  24. 30

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    In case anyone still doesn’t understand what the U.S. Attorney scandal is all about, Bush and Rove put loyal party hacks in federal prosecutor jobs (a) to protect the hundreds of paid party operatives and thousands of GOP volunteers who are vulnerable to criminal prosecution for their unlawful participation in the party’s felonious “caging” operations, and (b) to keep Democratic-leaning minority voters from registering by bringing malicious prosecutions against leaders and volunteers of voter registration drives.

    Fucking fascists. They should all be burned at the stake.*

    * Just kidding! I’m merely satirizing Ann Coulter’s sick mass-murder humor. Besides, as everyone knows, burning at the stake is too good for these bastards. They should be required to spend the rest of their lives performing community service by picking up dog shit in public parks.

  25. 31

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Hey Redneck and the rest of you wingnuts, guess what? When this rightwing nightmare is over and liberals are back in power, there won’t be a national reconciliation. Don’t think for one minute that you can come crawling to us and say you’re sorry and hope to get a place at the table. We’re not going to forgive and forget. We’re going to fuck you assholes good — it’s called payback, baby. Starting with raising your taxes; but that will only be the beginning. Wait and see.

  26. 32

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Two stolen presidential elections. Eight years of warmongering, torturing, looting, and lawbreaking. It’s time to dismantle the Republican Mafia.

  27. 33

    Union Fireman spews:

    RR,

    Since you say he stole his election, then would be willing to admit that Queen G did the same with our Governors election?

  28. 34

    YOS LIB BRO spews:

    that Queen G did the same with our Governors election?

    HEAD IS INSERTED DEEPLY. REPUBLICAN FIREMAN, CHRISTINE G CAME OUT ON TOP – LEGALLY. 2 MILLION PLUS OF REPUBLICAN CASH TO DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE COULDN’T CHANGE THAT BEFORE A REPUBLICAN JUDGE.

    IF BIAW TOOL ROSSI TRIES AGAIN HE WILL BE SLAUGHTERED. REPUBLICANS HAVE WORN OUT THEIR WELCOME WITH VOTERS. THEY ARE ON THEIR WAY OUT – BIG TIME.

  29. 35

    Union Fireman spews:

    YOS,

    “CHRISTINE G CAME OUT ON TOP – LEGALLY”

    And so did the President. The Supreme Court even said so.

    “IF BIAW TOOL ROSSI TRIES AGAIN HE WILL BE SLAUGHTERED”

    Look at the Queen’s poll numbers. Then take into account that she is an incumbent, we have a great economy and a low unemployment rate. She is polling well below what she should be. Why? Her inability to make a decision, and the gas prices. Citizens see high gas prices, and remember her wonderful gas tax. I highly doubt Gov. Rossi would be slaughtered.

  30. 36

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @32 No, because she didn’t. You don’t know what you’re talking about, and you’re blowing shit out of your ass.

  31. 37

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Let me make something clear here. I’m not going to tell you who I am, or give you details that would allow you to identify me. I’m just going to say two things about the 2004 election.

    I was very close to that situation.

    If I had seen anything illegal or even dishonest, I would have walked away from the governor’s campaign and the Democratic party’s recount-related activities in a heartbeat.

  32. 38

    spews:

    gawd goldy…..you are soooooooo easy! LOL.
    wow…i make one comment and little mr. imaginative has roger coming out of the wood work! what a laugh.
    and the clever other names you come up with….no wonder the NYT hasn’t snapped you up yet.
    sheesh……..

  33. 39

    Mark The Redneck KENNEDY spews:

    rabbit- don’t be a fucking idiot… the fraud was clear. documented in excruciating fucking detail on SP. Go read it dumshit.

  34. 40

    Mark The Redneck KENNEDY spews:

    Did you empty skirts see the article in today’s seattle times making the case that men should pay higher taxes than women.

    The poor girlz just can’t get ahead it seems.

    Can somebody show me some fucking data that there aren’t enough women in the workforce already. And then make the case there should be more.

    Fucking dumasses..

  35. 41

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    @39 Yeah, I read it in excruciating detail Jeff. . .how you and your buddy Mark C. “proved” over an over again how your misunderstanding of statistics could refute observed, documented facts.
    Bay some more at the moon. And while your at it, tell me why a judge preferred a crackwhore to you in a custody dispute.
    And also,while you are at it, explain why you haven’t voted since 200. Mark C at least has the decency to vote.
    You seem to prefer throwing insults around here and hanging out in lowlife lounges. Is that where you met the crackwhore?