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

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

7PM: Has King County Elections gone to the dogs?
This week we learned that a woman registered her dog to vote. I’ll explain why this is an example of an elections system that works.

8PM: Does liberal talk radio work?
The Center for American Progress this week released a report, “The Structural Imbalance of Political Talk Radio,” that finds that 91-percent of weekday talk radio programming is conservative. Imagine that. Um… why?

9PM: Faith-based capitalism
Fellow HA blogger Lee joins me for the hour to level his critique on “faith-based capitalism.

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


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    Proud To Be An Ass spews:

    So how does the dog sign its name? ‘Lori Sortello’? ‘Stevie Sharansky’? ‘Timmy Eyeman’?, ‘Chrissy Vance’?

    If the mutt voted GOP, they wouldn’t say a fucking word. Jerks.

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    Proud To Be An Ass spews:

    Nearly all cases of voter fraud were found to be GOP fraud (i.e., voting twice, voting your deceased spouse, illegal felon votes).

    Some say we can only conclude from this (admittedly) small data base that the GOP is a consciously criminal enterprise.

    Don’t blame me, it’s those “some” guys. You have a beef, talk to them.

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    Proud To Be An Ass spews:

    @1: Has the wabbit ever claimed to be a voter? Mostly he posts here (admirably), clips oil company dividend coupons, repeatedly demands MTR pay his wagers, and shits on Stevie’s yard, turning it into a veritable fecal Chernobyl.

    If your bitch can do half as much, good for you. But I suspect it mostly lays around licking its own ass.

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    GS spews:

    They have to lick their ass in a King County back yard, Sim’s oulawed them shitting in their own field.

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    Proud To Be An Ass spews:

    @5: Well, no he hasn’t, but no matter. Truth and conservatives are total strangers.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @4 You forgot to mention my most important function — the one nature designed me for — making MORE BUNNIES!!!

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I don’t see why dogs should vote. For that matter, I don’t see why dogs should be allowed to live.

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    Fairness, doesn't mean suppresion. spews:

    Does liberal talk radio work? You could ask your six listeners.

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    GS spews:

    I like Wabbit coats, and that takes a bunch of those critters..I opt for a new Healthcare program for Wabbits…Free Viagra for all…We’ll throw in a KC Voter registration card for free…..

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    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    #10 is the perfect example of an idiot with an IQ of 40 trying to prove a point. Okay asswipe, try to follow along here. It appears that you’re trying to make the argument that the liberal talk audience is smaller than the right wing hate radio audience and that somehow means the right wing bullshit is better?

    Well just because something is popular, doesn’t mean it’s right. For instance, at one point in time, 90% of the world’s population thought our planet was flat. Using the logic of an inbred right wing traitor, that would somehow mean it must be true?

    Right wing talk radio has more listeners because there are more right wing talk radio stations. And in 11 major markets, Ed Shultz DESTROYS your hero Lush Flimbaugh or that famous chickenhawk HANDJOB HANNITY. So not only is your logic flawed, so are your facts.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @11 “I like Wabbit coats, and that takes a bunch of those critters”

    No problem; I can make ‘em faster than you can make coats out of ‘em …

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Kevin Carns @10

    Last I heard, KIRO was a for-profit business, and I don’t think Goldy would have stayed on the air this long if he had only 6 listeners. Obviously his show is selling ads, or it wouldn’t have stayed on the air.

    BTW, Kevin, how many talk show gigs do YOU have?

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    A shocking memo written by 4 Marine officers that surfaced in the Haditha massacre court-martial proceedings dramatically demonstrates the officers’ paranoia and hostility toward the media.

    The following quotes are from an article by Los Angeles Times reporter Paul von Zielbauer. “McGirk” is the Time Magazine reporter who broke the story of the Haditha murders.

    “McGirk: How many marines were killed and wounded in the I.E.D. attack that morning?

    “Memo: If it bleeds, it leads. This question is McGirk’s attempt to get good bloody gouge on the situation. He will most likely use the information he gains from this answer as an attention gainer.

    “McGirk: Were there any officers?

    “Memo: By asking if there was an officer on scene the reporter may be trying to identify a point of blame for lack of judgment. If there was an officer involved, then he may be able to have his My Lai massacre pinned on that officer’s shoulders. … In the reporter’s eyes, military officers may represent the U.S. government and enlisted marines may represent the American People. Given the current political climate in the U.S. at this time concerning the Iraq war and the current administration’s conduct of the war, the reporter would most likely seek to discredit the U.S. government (one of our officers) and expose victimization of the American people by the hand of the government (the enlisted marines under the haphazard command of our ‘rogue officer.’) Unfortunately for McGirk, this is not the case. One common tactic used by reporters is to spin a story in such a way that it is easily recognized and remembered by the general population through its association with an event that the general population is familiar with or can relate to. For example, McGirk’s story will sell if it can be spun as ‘Iraq’s My Lai massacre.’ Since there was not an officer involved, this attempt will not go very far. We must be on guard, though, of the reporter’s attempt to spin the story to sound like incidents from well-known war movies, like ‘Platoon.’

    “[Colonel Chessani later shortened this answer to ‘No.’]

    “McGirk: How many marines were involved in the killings?

    “Memo: First off, we don’t know what you’re talking about when you say ‘killings.’ One of our squads reinforced by a squad of Iraqi Army soldiers were engaged by an enemy initiated ambush on the 19th that killed one American marine and seriously injured two others. We will not justify that question with a response. Theme: Legitimate engagement: we will not acknowledge this reporter’s attempt to stain the engagement with the misnomer ‘killings.’

    “McGirk: Were there any weapons found during these house raids — or terrorists — where the killings occurred?

    “Memo: Again, you are showing yourself to be uneducated in the world of contemporary insurgent combat. The subject about which we are speaking was a legitimate engagement initiated by the enemy. …

    “McGirk: Is there any investigation ongoing into these civilian deaths, and if so have any marines been formally charged?

    “Memo: No, the engagement was bona fide combat action. … By asking this question, McGirk is assuming the engagement was a LOAC [Law of Armed Conflict] violation and that by asking about investigations, he may spurn a reaction from the command that will initiate an investigation.

    “McGirk: Are the marines in this unit still serving in Haditha?

    “Memo: Yes, we are still fighting terrorists of Al Qaida in Iraq in Haditha. (‘Fighting terrorists associated with Al Qaida’ is stronger language than ‘serving.’ The American people will side more with someone actively fighting a terrorist organization that is tied to 9/11 than with someone who is idly ‘serving,’ like in a way one ‘serves’ a casserole. It’s semantics, but in reporting and journalism, words spin the story.)”


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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Whitman Testifies Tomorrow About 9/11 Air Quality

    … and her testimony will be explosive! She will portray “America’s Mayor” as a guy who cared more about image than the lives of the heroes who dug through the rubble for survivors and victims. The New York Daily News reports,

    “Former Environmental Protection Agency boss Christie Whitman says she urged Ground Zero workers to wear respirators, but then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani blocked her efforts. …

    “In an interview scheduled to run the day before Whitman testifies in front of Congress on Monday, she told WNBC-TV she warned the city of the risks almost every day. And she said … illnesses killing first responders can be blamed on the city’s lack of action. ‘ … [W]e wouldn’t have been saying that the workers should wear respirators if … we didn’t think there might be health consequences.’ …

    Whitman also criticized Giuliani’s handling of a suspected anthrax attack at NBC’s Rockefeller Center headquarters weeks after 9/11. ‘There was concern by the city that EPA workers not be seen in the haz-mat suits,’ she said. ‘They didn’t want this image of a city falling apart. I said, ‘Well, that’s not acceptable.'”


    Roger Rabbit Commentary: And this guy wants to be president?! He’s got about as much empathy as a sex offender.

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    Dan Rather spews:

    Liberalism never has or will be able to compete in the arena of free ideas. Liberalism is spread in the same manner as communism or Marxism whereby an elitist group of teachers, politicians and publicly funded media groups force their ideals down the people’s throats.

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    Yer Killin Me spews:

    Liberals have many faults,
    Conservatives just two:
    Everything they say,
    And everything they do.

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    headless lucy spews:

    Conservatives call their corporate funded media swill a “free market of ideas>”


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    “Dan Rather” said:

    “Liberalism never has or will be able to compete in the arena of free ideas. Liberalism is spread in the same manner as communism or Marxism whereby an elitist group of teachers, politicians (plus lawyers, firefighters, real estate agents, bricklayers, taxi drivers, farmers, housewives, zookeepers, cooks, paramedics, executives, mail carriers, secretaries, botanists, musicians, ministers, Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, baristas, doctors, mechanics, mathematicians, stonecutters, web page designers, dentists, archeologists, actors, historians, linesmen, Nuns, geophysicists, etc…) and publicly funded media groups force their ideals down the people’s throats.”

    I noticed that you missed a few. Of course, so did I. The list is way too long for this blog.

    Darn all those working folks and educated people. If it weren’t for us, the neo-cons would be able to win every election.

    Of course, you’d only need one.

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    On a more personal note. I’ve finished (some time ago) Al Gore’s book “An Assult on Reason“, and I’m planning on attending “Drinking Liberally” on Tuesday up there in Baja Bothell. Just thought I’d like to meet a few of the crazies that inhabit this board.

    If you’re finished with “Armed Madhouse”, and will be around the Montlake Ale House, we can trade. (No, Roger, I didn’t forget that you put that one on my assigned reading list for the Summer.)

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    ArtFart spews:

    17 “And this guy wants to be president?! He’s got about as much empathy as a sex offender.”

    Well…he is one, isn’t he?

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    notaboomer spews:

    i would like to know why goldy felt compelled to call EFF a right wing org b/c that is not my understanding at all.

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    Broadway Joe spews:


    Then you’re clearly blind, stupid, or both. You need to have Roger explain The Rules to you.

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    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    Conservatism never has or will be able to compete in the arena of free ideas. Conservatism is spread by an elitist group of theocrats, chickenhawks, preachers and right wing neocons pretending to be unbiased media groups force their ideals down the people’s throats.

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    Puddybud Who Left the Reservation spews:

    Another comedic line from Stupidman: “Well just because something is popular, doesn’t mean it’s right.”

    Golly Stupdiman there are many things popular that are not right. Ask John Barelli. Oops… you HATE him!

    So libtards can’t make it in talk radio.

    Hmmm…? lets see.

    almost 90% liberal media people. Liberal newspapers, tv, magazines.

    About time others had a respite from Moonbat!tiness!

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    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    So Puffybutt what you’re doing is admitting you think the world is flat? God you make this VERY easy! I am SO glad you’re on THEIR side.

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    Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

    Stupidman: That’s all you can comment about?

    Stupidman, still giving IDIOTS a bad name!