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Rich

A no cut contract in the private sector. I thought that self releiant conservatives would stand on there own merits.

Rat_Bastard

Damn, I sure hope Bryan Suits keeps his morning show.
I'd be happy to hear him moved over to KOMO... 5am - 9am.
If indeed KVI is going through some sort of format change.

Fred Grandy

KOMO clearly is trying to bring back the KIRO of the early 1990s. Thing is - times have changed a LOT in twenty years. This "revamp" is doomed right from the start.

Yet once again, the lack of brains at Fisher will kill off what little success KOMO's had in the last decade.

Andrew

I agree, it seems like KOMO had success with doing news radio, and now they're rolling back the clock to the lower rated talk radio format.

Romainian Pink

Instead of carlson, they should have tried David Goldstein. It would be kickass to hear Schram and Goldy back to back.

Andrew

Goldstein has a voice for publishing.

Puget Sound

andrew is correct, but it doesn't have to stay that way.

when john carlson started, his voice wasn't so hot either. but he worked on it and became a polished professional.

maybe if goldy spent time on improving his sound a bit he would get another shot. what really killed his show was boredom. he had 'agree' with me type guests on his show and it always was of the 'i hate bush, don't you hate bush?'

goldy is good in a debate format. the best show he had was when he and sharkansky went at it. put goldy in with the shark and then you would have an interesting show. goldy is a great counterpuncher and needs a good opponent. hell, the Schram/Carlson show last a number of years.

(okay sparkles, crank up the phoney poster machine)

Puget Sound

andrew is correct, but it doesn't have to stay that way.

when john carlson started, his voice wasn't so hot either. but he worked on it and became a polished professional.

maybe if goldy spent time on improving his sound a bit he would get another shot. what really killed his show was boredom. he had 'agree' with me type guests on his show and it always was of the 'i hate bush, don't you hate bush?'

goldy is good in a debate format. the best show he had was when he and sharkansky went at it. put goldy in with the shark and then you would have an interesting show. goldy is a great counterpuncher and needs a good opponent. hell, the Schram/Carlson show lasted a number of years. it just ran out of gas.

(okay sparkles, crank up the phoney poster machine)

Romainian Pink

"So let me close by saying this. Long before America was even an idea, this land of plenty was home to many peoples. To British and French, to Dutch and Spanish, to Mexican -- (applause) -- to countless Indian tribes. We all shared the same land. We didn’t always get along. But over the centuries, what eventually bound us together -- what made us all Americans -- was not a matter of blood, it wasn’t a matter of birth. It was faith and fidelity to the shared values that we all hold so dear. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, endowed with certain inalienable rights: life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

President Obama hit another high with his remarks at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's 33rd Annual Awards Gala. The Founding fathers couldnt have said it no better. President Obama Rocks.

MoterCity Man

Wrong! What makes us Americans is the rule of law. I don’t hold the same faith or values as you. But I do have the right to express myself, dispute your understanding of Americanism and live in peace, just like you. America, land of the bold, home of the out spoken, and it’s our right.

Romainian Pink

"rule of law". How silly. Every country has that one way or the other. What makes us different is like Obama said, faith and fidelity to the values we hold.

MoterCity Man

Well, maybe he was speaking historically…I’ll give he that.

MoterCity Man

Yes Romainian Pink; you’re correct. My reading of your post was in error. You are the weiner today, darn you!!!!

KS

President Obama hit another high with his remarks at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's 33rd Annual Awards Gala. The Founding fathers couldnt have said it no better. President Obama Rocks.

Posted by: Romainian Pink | September 17, 2010 at 08:57 PM

Too funny !! Prez BO is not a socialist, he's an anti-colonialist living out the ghost of his father, as documented in his book. With all due respect, Mr. Obama is epicac to the Founding Fathers - he would make them roll over and puke in their graves.

Andrew

I don't get why so many think we should re-adopt the principles of the Founding Fathers. Over the past two hunred years we've had to correct a lot of their mistakes via numerous constitutional amendments. At heart, they were libertarians, and we've proven that limited government leaves many underrepresented. The rich get a louder and more powerful, the poor are bound and gagged. And we have a long way to go. I hope to live to see the day when we abolish the concept of corporations as individuals. History will record the doctrine of benevolence through greed as one of the great mistakes of humanity. When you put profits first, a few win and a lot more lose. We are a very unkind nation to many.

tom

I'm glad Oregon doesn't have to worry about the seattle station/network affiliate issues. We have lots of great live and local talk, with Lars Larson (statewide), Bill Lundun and Robb Holloway mornings on KPNW/Eugene (1120), 50,000W, all of Western Oregon, and morning and afternoon local news on KXL (750). And, stations are willing to actually broadcast Lars Larson live and/or just a couple of hours tape delayed, both is local and national show. With Brian Jennings in charge of KXL; Bill Lundun over KPNW, listeners remain entertained and content. Not only that, but Mike Siegel, who you have rejected over and over for ridiculous reasons, is Lars' regular substitute host, on both his local and national shows. Numbers at the aforementioned stations remain strong. Mike Siegel and Lars Larson are the greatest. Sorry you can't here them live. Good luck!

Puget Sound

We are a very unkind nation to many.

Posted by: Andrew | September 18, 2010 at 12:17 AM

name a better country, sir.

Puget Sound

At heart, they were libertarians, and we've proven that limited government leaves many underrepresented. The rich get a louder and more powerful, the poor are bound and gagged. And we have a long way to go. I hope to live to see the day when we abolish the concept of corporations as individuals. History will record the doctrine of benevolence through greed as one of the great mistakes of humanity. When you put profits first, a few win and a lot more lose. We are a very unkind nation to many.

Posted by: Andrew | September 18, 2010 at 12:17 AM
The 'poor' that live in America are better off then most in the rest of the world. America is the only country in the world in which the 'poor' have an issue with obesity.

You need to travel a bit and LIVE in another country or two. Then you will realize what 'poor' can mean.

Yes, the Founding Fathers were not perfect. But to our credit we corrected those mistakes slavery, lack of female vote, etc.

But look at that document, the Constitution, and ask yourself is there a better one?

KS

Agreed with your post about the dysfunction in radio here and how it is better in Oregon, tom. I visit there occasionally.

Good points -PutS. Evil can flourish when good men do nothing. We have witnessed that in this country since the 1960's with a temporary rebound in the early to mid 80's. We either get back to the basics of the "radical" founding fathers or this country will become an irreversable banana republic. I don't see any in-between.

Tommy008

i don't get the impression or feeling that Obama really shares the basic values of most Americans or even really sees himsel as an American. He's much too sophisticated for America- he's a citizen of the world. The flowery speeches ar all for show, with a bogus, scripted feel to them. The man is a scoundrel. The problem is, how do we replace him ( he has to go) in two years with someone decent if Hillary refuses to challenge him. big, big problem.

joanie

Very high human development (developed countries)

Obviously, things have changed since Goldman Sachs played it's ganster game on the world but then things have changed in the mighty US as well. So the list is probably fairly stable.

It is typical of rightwingers to be stuck in old paradigms. Especially bean counters for whom arithmetic rnever changes. The world changes and smart people ("the left") is aware of change and tries to "progress" along with it. Unfortunately, the US has been dominated for the last thirty years by the right. And we are now 21st on the list of "better countries."

I wonder what bottom will be for the mighty US?


I'd vote for Russ Feingold for President. An honest man. Willing to lose rather than give up his principles.

Puget Sound

I'd vote for Russ Feingold for President. An honest man. Willing to lose rather than give up his principles.

Posted by: joanie | September 18, 2010 at 11:14 AM

well, looks like he'll be keeping his principles as he's not gonna retain his senate seat.

Andrew

"name a better country, sir."

The conservative "whining point" that "no country is better" is untrue, pathetic and illogical.

The WHO ranks the US health care at #37. UNICEF ranked the US education system 18th against 24 other countries. The US ranks #41 in life expentancy. The US ranks #24 in crime rate per capita. The US ranks #23 for "happiness".

And you have a hard time figuring out what counties might be better in these repsects? And you say I'm the one who's unaware of the world around us? Is your head stuck somewhere?

Coiler

"well, looks like he'll be keeping his principles as he's not gonna retain his senate seat. "

How do you know this, are you planning something?

KS

The latest Real Clear Politics poll shows Feingold 7 points behind the challenger; Ron Johnson. You wouldn't know that though, since your head remains buried in the sand.

Coiler

I thought your side didn't believe in polls. Will Johnson debate Feingold?

KS

That's your delusion - Rasmussen is usually the best poll and Dr. Larry Sabato is the best political analyst. I hope that Johnson debates Feingold, but Russ Feingold probably only wants one debate - maybe two.

Feingold deserves to lose thanks to his role in campaign finance reform - that has corrupted the campaigning beyond repair & McCain screwed up big time on this also and finally - this was Bush's fault, because he signed the damn bill into law !!

The Anti-Dori

Puget Sound didn't have an answer to Joanie's main point, so took the coward's way out and dissed Feingold.

That what he does.

KVI has been an established member of the radio community for as long as I can remember. Too bad it's talkers came unhinged. Extremism doesn't play well in Seattle.

The Anti-Dori

Political pollsters are not "the best" KS. Pew and Gallup are two of the best. Polls need to be neutral.

I'm surprised you don't know that. Rasmussen has a poor record when it comes to outcomes.

KS

I'm surprised you don't know that. Rasmussen has a poor record when it comes to outcomes.

Posted by: The Anti-Dori | September 18, 2010 at 01:08 PM

Facts are annoying things to you Anti-Dori. No one did better than Rasmussen at predicting the outcome of the 2008 Presidential election. I'll put up Rasmussen against any other poll, although Gallup is often pretty good also. Dr. Sabato is an independent pollster who looks at all polls.

What you really meant to say is that Rasmussen has shown poor results predicted for a number of Democratic candidates in November.

Andrew

Feingold will lose.
Being dogmatic about your party just makes you look silly, Anti-Dori.

By the way, anyone catch my interview of Senator Murray?

Joanie

Feingold will not lose! Or if he does, it's onley because heisn't sufficiently left of center.
And you racist I caught that comment about America and 9-11.
Sad to say it ---but I will.
We did deserve it. As that great aMerican REv Wright said The Chickens comeing home to roost!'

Joanie's Teacher Aide

The Chickens Coming Home To Roost is apropriate.

I hope you are right about the Democrats holding the House and picking up a seat in the Senate.

KS

Not bloody likely.. Joanie and her puppet are delusional, besides being showing their true colors as extremists...

Puget Sound

well, ph(J)oanie has been hinting at it for awhile and Tommy 008 called her on it.

i am sure the rest of the usual suspects don't feel that america was to blame for 9-11.

Puget Sound

Tommy, good job of ferreting out this weasel in our midst.

Puget Sound

name a better country, sir."

The conservative "whining point" that "no country is better" is untrue, pathetic and illogical.

The WHO ranks the US health care at #37. UNICEF ranked the US education system 18th against 24 other countries. The US ranks #41 in life expentancy. The US ranks #24 in crime rate per capita. The US ranks #23 for "happiness".

And you have a hard time figuring out what counties might be better in these repsects? And you say I'm the one who's unaware of the world around us? Is your head stuck somewhere?

Posted by: Andrew | September 18, 2010 at 11:33 AM

The US is the most generous country in the history of the world. We have done more to nation build and promote freedom than any other country in the world.

I looked at your 'lists' such as the one from the WHO. It ranks Columbia and Omar as having a better health care than the US.

But hey, if you see some better options then I would encourage you to better yourself and don't let the door knob hit you where the good Lord split you.

Romainian Pink

"By the way, anyone catch my interview of Senator Murray?"

Andrew, which school newspaper was that in. I would really like to read it. That is if it is available online.

Romainian Pink

"We did deserve it. As that great aMerican REv Wright said The Chickens comeing home to roost!"

Mrs Joanie, you really shouldnt be saying things like that. It puts President Obama at the forefront of the debate and this subject is not good for the president. He took a beating the last time it went in the wringer and now he needs all our help in forgetting this Rev Wright stuff. You need to take a page from Sparky and start protecting him. President Obama's focus right now is on fixing this mess the Bushler put us in. Help me and Sparky spread the good the President has done, not dredge up the past.

sparky

Well that didn't take long.

Puget Sound

yeah sparkles, not too long once tommy 008 deep dived into that nutter we know as ph(J)oanie.

Independence Sally

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, endowed with certain inalienable rights: life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

"...President Obama Rocks."

Posted by: Romainian Pink | September 17, 2010 at 08:57 PM

No Pink, BO does not rock. He is a communist. He takes a quote from the Declaration of Independence and tries to re-write it and nobody cares. That is how he is destroying America. The wording should have been...

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

How a "Constitutional Scholar" can make such a mistake as this is unbelievable.

thedudeandwalter

The demise of KVI has nothing to do with the talk-jocks or staff and everything to do with management. KVI's death spiral began when Dennis Kelly stole the reigns from Paul Duckworth in '05 to maintain his own legitimacy with Fisher, and was only exacerbated by the arrival of Travis "Cover My Ass" Box. Both suits cared more about making themselves irreplaceable to the higher-ups then in programming a successful station. Kelly is history and for KVI's sake, hopefully Box is too. I feel for the KVI producers and employees who have kids to feed.

Tommy008

i come back ot the thread and find that Joanie has ripped off her latex mask of the kindly, aging schoolmarm and the face on evil witch hag is revealed underneath, crowing about how "we deserved it on 9/11". This is like the classic moment in countless horror movies. I'm glad i finaLLY smoked her out into the open.

KS

Joanie is the younger sister of Nancy Peelosi - the bonafide hag herself. She worships the brown shirted contingent. However, she is only representative of what the Democratic Party has become - trailer trash in some cases - inbred, cloaked as professional people who were abused as children or drug addled as youth who are 5 cards short of a full deck.

KS

Romanian Pink = Ecoli

you are 5 cards short of a full deck, comrade.

sparky

First you claim Pink is Rozkat, now you say it's Coiler?

Did you drop your test tubes and mix up that identifying cyber DNA ?

I hate when that happens.

Andrew

The US lags far behind lesser countries in health care because the "profit sector" has been entrenched in medicine for decades, and DC is drenched with lobbyists. We're a big ship, and big ships take longer to right than smaller ones.

~*~*~

I wouldn't say we "deserved" 9/11, for to do so would be to say that it was justified, but I would say it wasn't unprovoked. I don't see terrorists crashing planes into Greenland afterall.

KS

Sparky, i have looked it up and the word Rozkat is the word in the Romanian language for the color "PINK". Hence Rozkat=Romanaina Pink.

Puget Sound

I wouldn't say we "deserved" 9/11, for to do so would be to say that it was justified, but I would say it wasn't unprovoked. I don't see terrorists crashing planes into Greenland afterall.

Posted by: Andrew | September 19, 2010 at 02:44 AM

Provoked? That sounds a bit like saying the girl 'asked for it.'

Don't equivocate, come on out and say it.

Oh yeah, still waiting for you to name a better country than the USA. I don't think you can.

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