“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: What really happened in New Hampshire?
Daily Kos contributing editors DemFromCT, DHinMI and MissLaura join me for a wrap up of Iowa and New Hampshire, and a look ahead to the remainder of the primary season. Did Clinton simply have a better ground game? Was Obama torpedoed by the “Bradley Effect”? Or were the pollsters just plain wrong? And what kind of bump will this give Clinton heading into the heart of season? Join the conversation.

8PM: Will Washington voters approve “Death With Dignity”?
Former Gov. Booth Gardner has filed a controversial initiative based on a similar Oregon law that would allow doctors to prescribe a fatal dose of barbiturates to terminally ill patients diagnosed with six months or less to live. Some oppose this measure as “assisted suicide.” Proponents call it “death with diginity.” Gov. Gardner joins us to discuss his initiative and take your calls.

9PM: Will Gov. Gregoire’s 520 bridge proposal float in Olympia?
Gov. Chris Gregoire has proposed early tolling on the 520 floating bridge to help pay for its replacement, touching off a debate on how we pay for our critical infrastructure.  Rep. Judy Clibborn, chair of the House Transportation Committee joins us to share her view of whether the proposal will float in the Legislature, and what else we might see on the transportation front in the coming legislative session.
Tune in tonight (or listen to the live stream) and give me a call: 1-877-710-KIRO (5476).


  1. 4

    and a happy new year spews:

    DKos is the Edwards hotbed – look for mostly Edwards supporters or anti-Hilary action. Some of them (DKos) are for Obama. Edwards needs a win soon – or I will have to give up on him….Then it will be up to Obama to stop Hilary.

  2. 5

    Troll spews:

    The Gov is for legalized abortion because it’s a woman’s body, and she can do with it what she wants, but the Gov is against death with dignity because why?

    We don’t want women getting abortions in back alleys, but we want push terminally ill patients into the back alleys? I’m not following her logic.

  3. 6

    mike spews:

    I don’t think race played a part in NH I think it was President Clinton campaigning he is beloved by a large amount of dems.

  4. 8

    Puddybud spews:

    Radio Kos: What really happened in New Hampshire? Like a donk will tell the truth about the “Bradley Effect”?

    Now that’s a joke! Glad I missed it.

  5. 12

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @2 If she needs religious (or political) guidance from your ilk, she’ll call you.

  6. 14

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @4 It’s getting late in the day for Edwards to still be struggling to catch fire, so I don’t think he’s going to. Meanwhile, neither Hillary nor Obama have closed the deal with voters. On the GOP side, it’s just a question of which flea-eating monkey thumps his chest harder.

  7. 15

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @5 There’s no inconsistency in Gregoire’s positions on abortion and assisted suicide. She’s a Catholic and her personal beliefs conform to the teachings of her religion. From a political standpoint, she treats these as secular issues, and in each case, practices non-interference.

  8. 17

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @7 (continued) Darryl, what do you expect from people who are intellectually unable to separate personal belief from public policy, or religion from government?

  9. 18

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Response to stupid question @9: If you picked up a newspaper once in a while, you would know. She’s personally opposed to assisted suicide because of her religious beliefs, but said she won’t campaign against it — which is consistent with her political position that government shouldn’t impose morality on people who choose to get abortions.

  10. 19

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    It’s probably futile trying to explain anything above 1st-grade complexity to these wingnuts.

  11. 23

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I think what’s happening in the economy is more interesting than what happened in New Hampshire (although that’s interesting too).

    For starters, the economy lost jobs in 2007. Although government figures show positive job gains, 89% of the new jobs in 2007 were created by a statistical adjustment, and do not represent real people working in actual jobs. When you take away that adjustment, job creation was negative. This is consistent with the fact the official unemployment rate rose from 4.7% to 5.0%. Of course, actual unemployment is higher, because the government games the official figures in various ways.

    (For example, after your unemployment benefits run out, you drop out of the official statistics, and become part of the “invisible unemployed.” The official figures also don’t reflect people who are working few hours, or at lower paying jobs, because of the weaker economy.)

    Another problem with the economy is that cutting interest rates won’t work in the current situation. That’s because the drying up of credit is cutting into spending, and interest rate cuts by the Fed can’t loosen credit because the asset base — the aggregate value of homes, stocks, and other things constituting household wealth — is shrinking.

    Most economists now acknowledge that we’re either already in a recession, or there’s going to be one. Many are now talking about a return of the stagflation of the 1970s — the nightmare scenario in which economic growth stalls or is thrown into reverse in tandem with rapidly rising prices. This puts consumers in a severe bind, and consumer spending — which constitutes 70% of the U.S. economy — stalls.

    Some people say worldwide economic growth will soften the landing. There are two problems with this argument. First, the credit meltdown is worldwide, not just in the U.S. (The housing bubble wasn’t limited to America.) Second, countries like India and China, despite their spectacular growth rates, remain a small part of the overall world economy — the U.S. and Japan together account for nearly half of the world’s economic output ($17 trillion of $40 trillion per year).

    Experts agree what the economy needs now is stimulus in the form of tax cuts. However, partisan deadlock virtually assures that no stimulus package will be forthcoming from Congress before 2009 at the earliest. That’s because Bush is holding tax cuts for lower and middle income households hostage for (a) making his tax cuts for the rich permanent, and (b) eliminating or at least reducing the inheritance tax. Democrats won’t agree to that, so unless Bush backs down (which he won’t), there will be no tax package passed until we’re rid of this president and a new one takes office.

    Polls show the economy has moved ahead of Iraq as the top voter concern, and there’s no doubt that the economy will be THE issue in the fall election — it already is in the primaries. And unless Bush changes his mind and acts out of character for him, which he won’t, Republicans will have to run in November on a platform of having blocked tax relief for struggling families as blackmail for more tax breaks for billionaires. The smart money on Wall Street, not to mention London’s bookies, are shorting the GOP ticket: Wall Street cash is flowing in rivers into Hillary’s campaign.

    Finally, do you remember Bush’s announcement back in August of a new program to help 60,000 distressed homeowners? According to the conservative weekly investors’ magazine Barron’s, the number of homeowners to date who have received actual assistance under this program is 266 — in short, it’s just more prototypical Bush window dressing, long on rhetoric but empty of substance.

    I don’t know who will win the Democratic nomination, but I do know who WON’T win the White House or control of Congress in November.

  12. 26

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Although I said earlier I planned to vote for Huckabee in Washington’s primary, I’ll probably do the responsible thing and vote for McCain as the “least worst” Republican (albeit the toughest to run against). We should, after all, take our vote seriously.

    Here’s what The Economist, a British newsweekly, said:

    “Whereas the Democrats are agonising about what sort of change they represent, the Republicans are the party of incumbency. On the face of it, they would be mad to ditch Mr McCain.”


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    DumbFuck @ 9

    “Please point out where the Gov strongly supports death with dignity, in the same way she supports abortion?”

    What Roger Rabbit said @ 18.

    I was responding to your stupid-ass statement @5

    The Gov is for legalized abortion because it’s a woman’s body, and she can do with it what she wants, but the Gov is against death with dignity because why?

    Gregoire position on the two issues are, essentially, identical. See her 2004 position (while still State Attorney General) on abortion.

  14. 29

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    My guess is there’s a 50-50 chance Michigan will knock Romney out of the race. That’s because, although polls show him ahead of McCain, his support is soft and in addition, with Obama and Edwards off the ballot, there’s no contest on the Democratic side and crossover votes for McCain could swamp Romney’s lead among Republican voters.

  15. 31

    Pooty Peeper spews:

    @18 Unlike the Republicans who are consistent with their behavior (while maintaining the opposite political position) that government should impose morality and religion on people.

    Why do they hate freedom and liberty so much?

  16. 32

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @22 “Does the U.S. government have a double standard when it comes to terror?”

    Yes, and don’t forget this guy:


    He blew up an airliner full of kids, and the Bush regime is giving him sanctuary in the U.S. You see, the victims were Cuban kids, so their lives just aren’t worth much. Just as that little girl wasn’t worth much to Huckabee because she’s related to Bill Clinton — so Huckabee set her rapist free, and then the rapist killed two women. Their lives weren’t worth much, either. It all depends on whether you’re one of them. If you’re not, your life isn’t worth much to them, either.

  17. 33

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Hey Pooty Peeper! Welcome to HorsesAss! Are you new here? I’m the unofficial greeter, and these are the ad hoc informal HA posting rules:

    1. This is a liberal blog.
    2. Anyone can post here.
    3. There is no censorship (except for JCH).
    4. As liberals, our mission is to verbally kick the living shit out of those unpatriotic fascist goatfucking trolls.
    5. No mercy for wingnuts!
    6. Our terms are unconditional surrender; there will be trials.
    7. klake is a nazi.

  18. 34

    Pooty Peeper spews:

    Lies, hypocrisy, greed, election cheating, torture, killing, budget deficits, bathroom sex, religious wackoism-these are the Republican values of today.

  19. 35

    Pooty Peeper spews:

    I Pooty Peeper have been here many times under many names.

    A syllogism:

    George W. Bush tortures people and kills innocent civilians.
    Piper Scott knows this yet enables and supports George W. Bush
    Therefore Piper Scott supports the torture of people and the killing of civilians.

  20. 36

    Pooty Peeper spews:

    @32 from the Salon article:

    The federal government has even failed to extradite to other countries militants who are credibly accused of acts of murder. Among the most notorious is Luis Posada Carriles, wanted for bombing a Cuban jet in 1976 and Havana hotels in 1997. It is, perhaps, a testament to the power of South Florida’s crucial Cuban-American voting bloc — and the political allegiances of the current president.

  21. 37

    Pooty Peeper spews:

    A syllogism:

    Luis Posada Carriles bombed a jet and murdered many people in an act of terrorism.
    Bush protects Luis Posada Carriles from arrest and prosecution.
    Therefore Bush supports and protects terrorists.
    PuddyPud and Piper support Bush.
    Therefore PuddyPud and Piper support and protect terrorists.

  22. 38

    Pooty Peeper spews:


    PuddyPud and Piper are goatfuckers? Suddenly it all makes sense now. I read that goats have been disappearing all over the Eastside. I wonder if they drag them off to a public park men’s room before having their way with them?

  23. 39

    Pooty Peeper spews:


    Klake is a Nazi? Don’t you have to be smart enough to learn the salute to join the party?

  24. 43

    Puddybud spews:

    Half&Half: More evidence Chris Matthews is a left-wing MSM tool. From L-N

    CHRIS MATTHEWS: In the contest to see who can pound his chest the hardest, today Mike Huckabee is the victor. Take a look.

    MIKE HUCKABEE: I think we need to make it very clear — not just to the Iranians, but to anybody — that if you think you’re going to engage the United States military, be prepared not simply to have a battle, be prepared first to put your sights on the American vessel, and then be prepared that the next thing you see will be the gates of hell, for that is exactly what you will see after that.

    MATTHEWS: So let me get this straight: This man with no foreign policy experience thinks the best way to engage the world is by threatening the potential enemy with the “gates of hell.” Are we all learning to talk like jihadists now? On an irreponsibility scale, from 1 to 10, Huckabee’s threat is a 10, the height of irresponsibility. Tonight’s big number. Well, that’s what it is, tonight’s big number.

  25. 44

    Puddybud spews:

    One thing I can say for Pelletizer, he lost his cognitive reasoning skills. Pelletizer see this comment,

    Pooty Peeper says: PuddyPud and Piper support Bush.

    This is a statement variation of every sock puppet name from Headless Lucy for the last two months.

    Too bad Pelletizer has that small atrophied “rabbit” brain. Maybe the Piper recipe is a good idea after all.

  26. 46

    Puddybud spews:

    The man with a small audience is at it again. He is a 16%er. From L-N

    KEITH OLBERMANN: But our winner, Senator Fred Thompson. Asked about the supposed confrontation between Iranian speed boats and three U.S. warships in the Gulf of Hormuz, Thompson, who last year said we couldn’t count on the “Soviet Union” to help us with Iran in the future [ummm Keith this is true. How many Putin Iran comments did you miss? What planet you been visiting lately?], pulled another whopper. Quote: “I think one more step, and they would have been introduced to those virgins that they’re looking forward to seeing.” As the crowd cheered and Thompson gave that look he used in The Hunt for Red October when he wanted to seem tough, somebody at the debate probably realized that it’s terrorists and suicide bombers who have believed the crap about the 72 virgins, not the guys in the Iranian navy. Too bad the somebody wasn’t Fred Thompson. With every week that goes by, the odds seem to grow that one night he’s going to stop in the middle of a speech or a debate and suddenly shout at his supporters: “Ha ha, I’m not really running. Smile, you’re on Candid Camera.” Senator Fred ‘Paying Attention is Overrated’ Thompson, today’s “Worst Person in the World”!

    Puddystudy: Keith, go back to sports. At least you made sense there.

  27. 47

    Puddybud spews:

    Hey Half&Half(YLB) looks like another 16%er doesn’t like your hero John Two America My Big House Edwards:


    What an opening statement: “John Edwards is a loser. He has won exactly two elections in his life and lost 31. Only one of his wins and all of his losses were in presidential primaries and caucuses. He remains perfectly positioned to continue to lose with a Kucinich-like consistency. Nothing but egomania keeps Edwards in the race now.”

    Emphasis mine.

    Egomania-That’s Half&Half’s disease. Won’t debate or answer simple questions. Thinks he’s better than others.

    His wife wore the pants in yesterday’s commentary. Let’s see if she woke up and stole them today.

  28. 48

    Puddybud spews:

    Now navigating to more on Adriana’s blog:


    “When I read Lawrence O’Donnell’s post calling John Edwards a “loser” and threatening a lifetime of infamy if he doesn’t get out of the race, I immediately went to O’Donnell’s bio to see his party affiliation. I was sure it would say “R” — but it didn’t. It didn’t say anything.”

    “However, I am fairly sure in my own mind that Karl Rove paid him to write that post.”

    Puddystudy: Another 16%er with Rove Derangement Syndrome.

  29. 50

    Puddybud spews:

    Hey Half Wimp & Half Chicken (YLB):


    Look at the bottom of the article. Did you find this on a libbie URL? Remember what Carl My Left Foot Grossman said about you? “Only a wrongheaded meatball would deny that truth can come from anywhere.”

    Don’t be a wrongheaded meatball!

    Your wife wore the pants in yesterday’s commentary. Let’s see if she woke up and stole them today.

  30. 51

    Puddybud spews:

    Fox News has supplanted CNN as the ‘most trusted’ news source for Americans, a new nationwide poll finds.

    The poll conducted by Sacred Heart University, found that the most trusted national TV news organizations, for accurate reporting, in declining order included: Fox News (27.0%), CNN (14.6%), and NBC News (10.90%). These were followed by ABC News (7.0%), local news (6.9%), CBS News (6.8%) MSNBC (4.0%), PBS News (3.0%), CNBC (0.6%) and CBN (0.5%).

    In 2003, CNN led Fox News on “trust most for accurate reporting” 23.8% to 14.6%.

    By four-to-one margins, Americans surveyed see The New York Times (41.9% to 11.8%) and National Public Radio (40.3% to 11.2%) as mostly or somewhat liberal over mostly or somewhat conservative.

    By a three-to-one margin, Americans see news media journalists and broadcasters (45.4% to 15.7%) as mostly or somewhat liberal over mostly or somewhat conservative.

    And, by a two-to-one margin, Americans see CNN (44.9% to 18.4%) and MSNBC (38.8% to 15.8%) as mostly or somewhat liberal over mostly or somewhat conservative.


    Fair use and copyleft to the URL owner above.

    People are seeing the truth and reacting. The 16%ers here continue to deny the truth.

    The People Rest.

  31. 55

    Puddybud spews:

    Hey Half-wimp & Half-chicken (YLB):

    Looks like your candidate is trying to get some face time.


    Funny I couldn’t find this article on the front of “major” news outlets. I guess mr egotistical just ain’t cutting it…

    “”Those who believe that real change starts with Washington politicians have been in Washington too long and are living a fairy tale,” he said.”

  32. 56

    YLB spews:

    Lot of love for NewsWhacks this morning Stupes:

    Christopher W. Ruddy started Newsmax.com on September 16, 1998, supported by a group of conservative investors, including the family of the late CIA Director William J. Casey. Later Richard Mellon Scaife, his former employer at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and a supporter of conservative causes, invested in the fledging company.[2] One of the initial board members was author James Dale Davidson who edited a financial newsletter that had shared Ruddy’s interest in the Vincent Foster case. Davidson’s co-editor, Lord Rees-Mogg, former editor of the The Times and Vice Chair of the BBC, later became chairman of Newsmax Media.[3]


    In other words, a bunch of rich wingnut kooks started this thing!

  33. 58

    headless lucy spews:

    PudWax™: Why not give us a list of the WingNut™ websites you peruse, and we’ll just check all this valuable information you want to share for ourselves?

    It’ll save you a lot of time!

  34. 59

    Puddybud spews:

    Headless lucy@58 – Admitting to all your alter egos finally? Confession is good for the soul.

    Fess up who you are and we can finally talk. I can meet you at the Bellevue Cheesecake Factory if you like. Come clean. Tell us who you really are and why you hate my people 24/7. Explain to me who Rochester was? Please tell me why I belong in the field and what the massa will do to me starting in 2009?

  35. 60

    Puddybud spews:

    Half&Half: Don’t be a wrongheaded meatball! News can come from any source. Having problems accepting it?

    Hilary helped start Media Morons and Center for American Progress. (Un-retiring Clueless Gooberfool) So I don’t need to accept their “news” Clueless Gooberfool? Are you such a moron to put forth such a specious vacuous argument and hope it sticks? I know I know the answer to that question teacher Puddy. The answer is yes he is a moron, but more on that later…

    Egomania-That’s Half&Half’s disease. Won’t debate or answer simple questions. Thinks he’s better than others.

    Yesterday your wife wore the pants. I see she woke up and stole them today.
    “Re”-retiring Clueless Gooberfool

  36. 62

    YLB spews:

    News can come from any source. Having problems accepting it?

    Yep. I don’t support right wing bullshit.

  37. 63

    Puddybud spews:

    Half&Half@62 So you choose to drink the ward white sticky kool-aid of George Soros. Good for you I hope it “quenches your thirst” for BULLSHITTIUM!

  38. 65

    Puddybud spews:

    Headless Lucy: Did you learn those feelings at ASU, NAU or ECC or were they cultivated from you childhood through your parents?

    If you have kids as I know you’re married, are you inculcating them with your thought emgrams?