Index of entries from September 2012
September 30, 2012
OMG! The Seattle Times Endorses Obama
by warrenpeterson, 10:37 PM, 25 Comments
The Times don't need no stinkin' debates to drink the Obama Kool-Aid one more time (they endorsed him in 2008). Here is their ringing endorsement in the Sunday paper: "Bottom line: Obama's presidency has been disappointing, but he still has... [read more]

Democrats Admit McKenna Is Who He Says He Is
by pudge, 09:44 PM, 4 Comments
As I mentioned in a previous post, there's some Democrats out there attacking McKenna, saying he is "not who he says he is." In the first two ads, they just told a bunch of lies about him. But they've given... [read more]

September 29, 2012
The "Truth"
by pudge, 03:39 PM, 37 Comments
For a long time, I've held the view that if an organization puts "truth" in its name, you should be extremely wary. I started thinking this way back when the anti-tobacco group thetruth.com first came on the scene, and they... [read more]

Poor impacted by closing homeless shelters
by Ron Hebron, 08:38 AM, 19 Comments
Seattle Housing and Resource Effort (SHARE) closed most of their facilities, which include two tent cities and sixteen shelters, which are mostly in churches - in protest. Who are being hurt? The people the organization was formed to help. They... [read more]

September 28, 2012
Race and Politics
by warrenpeterson, 03:08 PM, 10 Comments
In 1990, a little known Tacoma lawyer challenged Justice Keith Callow for his position on the Washington State Supreme Court. Callow was highly qualified and broadly endorsed for re-election. Charles Johnson hardly campaigned, had no judicial experience and few endorsements... [read more]

September 27, 2012
Have Matt Barreto And David Perez Heard Of Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler?
by Jim Miller, 01:22 PM, 14 Comments
If so, it's not apparent in their Seattle Times guest column. If the University of Washington professor and the Perkins Coie lawyer had heard of the congresswoman, a rising star in the Republican party, they might have reached different conclusions.... [read more]

September 26, 2012
Perhaps Jay Inslee Is Trying For The Wrong Job
by Jim Miller, 07:52 AM, 51 Comments
The Washington state Democratic candidate for governor has been telling us that he can pick economic winners.  (And even that he has picked economic winners in the past, a claim that seems, at best, dubious, especially to those who have... [read more]

September 23, 2012
Newspaper Apologizes
by Jim Miller, 03:11 PM, 35 Comments
No, seriously.  It does happen occasionally, and the particular circumstances are instructive. The Kirkland Reporter, a weekly newspaper covering the suburb where I live, just published this explanation and informal apology. Here's the lead paragraph: Two weeks ago the Kirkland... [read more]

September 20, 2012
Leftwing Desperation Fuels Lies Against McKenna
by pudge, 06:23 PM, 49 Comments
There's a few ads out there running against Rob McKenna for governor, and bizarrely, every single claim they make is a lie. One, called "Clean Up", shows a guy cleaning his garage and saying McKenna is "not who he says... [read more]

September 19, 2012
State Bankruptcy Bad, National Bankruptcy No Big Problem
by Jim Miller, 09:25 AM, 19 Comments
Our local monopoly newspaper, the Seattle Times, sometimes puzzles me, by taking stands that seem inconsistent. The newspaper has been, on the whole, responsible about our state's budget problems.   The editorial board has even, from time to time, blamed... [read more]

Look at the Silly Monkey
by pudge, 07:33 AM, 54 Comments
In September 2012: * Obama's Fed chairman has been printing a lot of money, which has directly resulted in another credit downgrade. A couple of years ago, Obama said that a credit downgrade was one of the worst things that... [read more]

September 18, 2012
Romney and Obama On Open Mike
by warrenpeterson, 05:00 PM, 25 Comments
Mitt Romney in remarks made at a private fund raising function last May, spoke about the forty seven percent of Americans who get some direct monetary payment from the government and the likelihood that they would vote for Obama. The... [read more]

September 17, 2012
Congratulations To Governor Gregoire And Speaker Chopp
by Jim Miller, 07:06 PM, 27 Comments
Washington state is number eight among the states for highest taxes on gasoline, according to an article in today's Wall Street Journal. It would be hard to get to first place in this contest — which is now a tie... [read more]

September 16, 2012
Balance At Newspapers And Broadcast News Organizations
by Jim Miller, 08:31 PM, 38 Comments
The new public editor at the New York Times, Margaret Sullivan, worries that newspapers, including the Times, try too hard to be balanced, to give both sides, even when one side is obviously right. Let me start by saying that,... [read more]

Will John Edwards Be The Next To Campaign For Jay Inslee?
by Jim Miller, 06:13 PM, 15 Comments
In February, disgraced former governor Eliot Spitzer — or as we like to call him, Client #9 — held a fund-raising event for gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee. Yesterday, disgraced former President Bill Clinton held another fund raiser for Inslee.  (The... [read more]

September 13, 2012
Another Scandal At The Holder Justice Department
by Jim Miller, 12:59 PM, 57 Comments
A minor scandal, granted, but one that may tell us something about the quality of the people Attorney General Eric Holder has hired. On Sunday, I picked up a copy of J. Christian Adams's Injustice, hoping that it would include... [read more]

September 11, 2012
What To Do About The National Debt
by warrenpeterson, 10:25 PM, 58 Comments
Dr. Tom Coburn, M.D. is a U.S. Senator from Oklahoma. If one accepts the Wikipedia writing about him, people will have opposing opinions concerning some of his views, especially on such hot button issues like abortion, but on the subject... [read more]

One Example
by pudge, 08:14 AM, 34 Comments
I want one example. Please. Just one. Just one example of when the Republicans in Congress, under Obama, opposed legislation just because they wanted to hurt Obama. The left keeps throwing out this line about how Republicans said their top... [read more]

September 10, 2012
Welcome Back, Carlson
by Jim Miller, 12:32 PM, 23 Comments
As almost all of you know, John Carlson is back at a revived KVI. And he has already shown me why we need him on the air, at a time when he is likely to be heard. For example, this... [read more]

September 07, 2012
Where's the Real Criticisms?
by pudge, 12:33 PM, 33 Comments
The Democrats have been attacking John Koster for awhile now, but they haven't actually said anything of substance. Everything they bring up is either completely false, or is a silly and boring "guilt by association" fallacy. The latest from the... [read more]

September 06, 2012
Clinton Nominates "The One"
by warrenpeterson, 07:13 PM, 62 Comments
President William Jefferson Clinton once again proved his ability to give a good speech. He nominated President Barack Hussein Obama for a second term with the right mix of hyperbole, bovine excreta and selective use of data one may expect... [read more]

Who's Counting?
by Jim Miller, 04:23 PM, 29 Comments
Here's John Fund's latest book on vote fraud, this time co-authored by Hans von Spakovsky, who gives us some inside information on the Justice Department. I've skimmed parts of it, and found enough to recommend it, especially for those, like... [read more]

I Was Wrong! (or, Democrats Aren't Democratic)
by pudge, 03:24 PM, 10 Comments
Someone told me the other day that the GOP platform reflects on Mitt Romney, that even if he says he disagrees with a part of it, he controls the platform's contents so he really must actually agree with it. I... [read more]

Which Two Men Have Done The Most To Build The Republican Party Since World War II?
by Jim Miller, 03:07 PM, 9 Comments
You might pick Eisenhower or Reagan, two popular two-term presidents.  But, if you look carefully at their times in office, you would have to conclude that the party was weaker when they left office than when they came in. But... [read more]

Auditor Candidate James Watkins "Fact Checks" Troy Kelley
by pudge, 07:20 AM, 6 Comments
The James Watkins for Auditor campaign has released a new Fact Check Troy Kelley web site. I haven't read any of it yet, but they claim everything from "misappropriation of $3.8 million from mortgage borrowers" to "money laundering." Let's fact... [read more]

September 05, 2012
Open Post On The Democratic Convention
by Jim Miller, 01:32 PM, 79 Comments
As usual, I would prefer that you stay on topic and that you avoid personal insults (which are almost always terribly boring). Other than that, go ahead.   I won't even grade your comments — this time. If you need... [read more]

Koster Releases Funny DelBene Ad
by pudge, 07:19 AM, 9 Comments
For those of us inundated with the annoying "Suzan DelBene!" ads before the primary, this ad from John Koster is nicely cathartic. Though, they could've left out the pirate thing. Cross-posted on <pudge/*>.... [read more]

September 04, 2012
PubliCola Can't Get Anything Right
by pudge, 10:52 AM, 18 Comments
So this time, PubliCola says John Koster is wrong about private Social Security accounts. Koster said recently, "Just think how much further, how much better off we'd be, if we'd started [optional private Social Security accounts] ten years ago." PubliCola,... [read more]

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