“The David Goldstein Show” tonight on News/Talk 710-KIRO

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

7PM: Radio Kos: Church and/or State?
Rev. Forrest Church is an author and theologian, the son of former Idaho Sen. Frank Church, and the Minister of Public Theology at All Souls Unitarian Church in New York. In her review and interview posted today on Daily Kos, Joan “McJoan” McCarter describes Rev. Church’s latest book, So Help me God: The Founding Fathers and the First Great Battle over Church and State, as “an engaging, beautifully crafted and meticulously researched history of our nation’s first culture war over what role religion was to play in government.” Rev. Church and McJoan join me for the hour.

8PM: Will WA state ferries sink or swim?
An 80-year-old section of our state highway system was essentially allowed to disintegrate, when four steel-electric class ferries were pulled out of service due to serious corrosion. Washington State Transportation Commissioner Bob Distler joins me by phone for an update on the current plans to serve the effected routes, and a discussion what got us to this situation in the first place.

Liberal propaganda.

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


  1. 1

    Tlazolteotl spews:

    But, but…Dan Fogelberg died of prostate cancer this morning. Perhaps Goldy can urge men to get tested during his last hour. The mammogram thing is drilled into women, the prostate exam, not so much, I think. I don’t know, I fail to see how a gloved, lubed finger up the bum could be as unpleasant as a poorly-performed mammogram. But that’s just me!

  2. 2

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    “An 80-year-old section of our state highway system”

    That’s a pretty neat trick as the state ferry system is only 56 years old. Prior to 1951, it was privately owned.

  3. 3

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Newsweek has a good article about how much teeth-pulling it took to get Mitt Romney to admit that atheists have constitutional rights, too.

    (He never said they didn’t, but doesn’t want to publicly acknowledge they do, because that won’t play well with “the base.”)

    [Sorry, I can’t access that article on-line; it’s in the Dec. 17 issue, currently on newsstands.]

  4. 5

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Huckabee’s Hang-Dog Son

    “As Mike Huckabee gains in the polls, … his record in office is getting more scrutiny. One issue likely to get attention is his handling of … allegations that one of his sons was involved in the hanging of a stray dog at a Boy Scout camp in 1998.

    “The incident led to the dismissal of David Huckabee, then 17, from his job as a counselor at Camp Pioneer in Hatfield, Ark. It also prompted the local prosecuting attorney — bombarded with complaints … by a national animal-rights group — to write a letter to the Arkansas state police seeking help investigating whether David and another teenager had violated state animal-cruelty laws.

    “The state police never granted the request, and no charges were ever filed. But John Bailey, then the director of Arkansas’s state police, tells NEWSWEEK that Governor Huckabee’s chief of staff and personal lawyer both leaned on him to write a letter officially denying the local prosecutor’s request. Bailey, a career officer who had been appointed chief by Huckabee’s Democratic predecessor, said he viewed the lawyer’s intervention as improper and terminated the conversation. Seven months later, he was called into Huckabee’s office and fired. ‘I’ve lost confidence in your ability to do your job,’ Bailey says Huckabee told him. One reason Huckabee cited was ‘I couldn’t get you to help me with my son when I had that problem,’ according to Bailey. ‘Without question, [Huckabee] was making a conscious attempt to keep the state police from investigating his son,’ says I. C. Smith, the former FBI chief in Little Rock, who worked closely with Bailey and called him a ‘courageous’ and ‘very solid’ professional.”

    Quoted under fair use; for complete story and/or copyright info see http://www.newsweek.com/id/78241

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Dear God oh God please please please let Mike Huckabee win the GOP nomination!!!

  5. 6

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Does Huckabee sound like a guy who, if elected president, would discipline members of his administration caught with their hands in the cookie jar? Or — as this incident suggests — is he more likely to deny, lie, cover up, protect his henchpersons from bad publicity and legal consequences … in short, doesn’t Huckabee look awfully like another run-of-the-mill Republican no-responsibility, no-accountability, culture-of-corruption hack?

    We report, you decide.

  6. 7

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    According to New York Times Magazine, Huckabee is a big fan of Tim LaHaye:

    “The governor was especially happy … about an … endorsement … from Tim LaHaye, the author of the apocalyptic ‘Left Behind’ series of novels. … Huckabee, an ordained Southern Baptist minister, … considers the ‘Left Behind’ books, in which the world comes to a violent end as Jesus triumphs over Satan, a ‘compelling story written for nontheologians.’”

    WTF? I thought ministers were supposed to preach from the Bible, not from science fiction novels. The same article says,

    “Huckabee’s affability and populist economic and social views have sometimes been misinterpreted as a moderate brand of evangelical Christianity. In fact, as he wrote in his book ‘Character Makes a Difference,’ he considers liberalism to be a cancer on Christianity. Huckabee is an admirer of the late Jerry Falwell … and subscribes wholeheartedly to the principles of the Moral Majority.”

    Quoted under fair use; for complete story and/or copyright info see http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12.....ref=slogin

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Dear God — I know I’ve asked this before, but — puh-LEEZE let this guy be the GOP nominee!!!

  7. 8

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    All the ingredients are there for a successful GOP candidacy: Rabid partisanship, serial dishonesty, crazy as a loon on issues, and a new personal scandal every week! And he’s WAAAAAAAY ahead in Iowa. Man — things are looking up!

  8. 9

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    For a while there, I was afraid the GOPers might actually nominate someone who could beat (pick one)

    [ ] Hillary
    [ ] Obama
    [ ] Edwards
    [ ] Richardson
    [ ] Dodd
    [ ] Kucinich
    [ ] an organ grinder monkey

  9. 10

    Jane Balough's Dog spews:


    We ran a monkey against a decoarated purple heart Vietnam vet which had a couple million vote lead (democrat voter fraud) before the first ballot and won. We can run a cement block and win. Of course the cement block would still be preferable to a donk. heheehehe

  10. 11

    Puddybud spews:

    Hey Perfesser Darryl: You are always outing us whom think right doppelgangers, did rightequalsstupid disintegrate or did he reincarnate himself as another wing-nut moonbat blood sucking leech with a new name?

  11. 12

    Jane Balough's Dog spews:

    Roger Rabbit says:

    Does Huckabee sound like a guy who, if elected president, would discipline members of his administration caught with their hands in the cookie jar?

    No he will do the right think and clean out the rest of the liberal career liberal guvmint workers. The problem with Bush is he was too trusting when dealing with lefties..

  12. 15

    My Goldy Itches spews:

    1 – I couldn’t agree more. We are inundated with PSA’s about mammograms, but we could use the same for men’s prostate issues. I got “de-virginized” last year and it wasn’t fun. Felt like the doc had his whole fist up my ass. How homo’s find can pleasure getting fudge packed by some guys John Holmes burrito just doesn’t compute.

  13. 16

    YLB spews:

    Ahhh. The silly cur is too stupid to know when his party’s vote has been split -between the delusional Christianists and the rapacious greedheads.

    2008 is going to be so much fun!

  14. 17

    Jane Balough's Dog spews:

    Maenwhile Hills and Obama’s fight is disenfranchising millions of blacks. You can bet the repubs will be reminding blacks how they enjoy living on the “plantation” if Hillary wins. You got one thing right, 2008 will be fun, both locally and nationally. I can’t wait. hehehehehe

  15. 18

    YLB spews:

    fight is disenfranchising millions of blacks.

    Silly cur. Karl Rove’s vote suppression machine is doing that but it won’t pack the punch it did in 2000 and 2004.

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    ArtFart spews:

    It might be pointed out that the “Steel Electrics” were designed and built in an era when it was assumed that hulls would always be protected by a generous coating of “red-lead” primer. Absent that, steel in salt water is going to dissolve a whole lot faster. This might be an issue in our modern age, except commercial vessels are for the most part expected to have a useful life of only 15-20 years.

  17. 21

    ArtFart spews:

    15 Hey, dude, if you liked having a prostate exam, you’re gonna love getting a colonoscopy.

  18. 22

    ArtFart spews:

    For that matter, it’s great fun and games when that lousy, inaccurate prostate-cancer blood test comes up positive and you have to like on a table while they stick something up your bunghole and punch 32 little holes in your prostate.

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    ArtFart spews:

    One distressing thought is that Huckabee could end up garnering a major segment of the aging-boomer oldie-rock-fan vote. I spent a while checking out some of the online videos of “Capitol Offense” performing, and yanno, they ain’t half bad.

  20. 24



    He’s got the Rolling Stones fan vote locked up since he pardoned Keith Richards while still gov of Arkansas.

    BTW…the colonoscopy isn’t anywhere near as bad as the prep for it. That crap you have to drink? Gadzooks!

    But you’re given what’s called by the medical types “Milk of Amnesia” to cause you to blissfully snooze through the whole thing and awaken without a memory of anything. Though I did groggily open my eyes to a TV monitor vision of what I initially took to be Carlsbad Caverns.

    Two polyps meaning another for me in three and one-half years. What a way to spend Spring Break!

    The Piper

  21. 25

    headless lucy spews:

    re 24: And he’s also got the WingNut™ Clinton-Haters vote sewn up by pardoning a rapist/murder who raped a distanr cousin of Bill Clinton.