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Friday, August 25, 2006

Our Bumbershoot Guide is Online!

Posted by on August 25 at 14:28 PM

Go to for write-ups on every single act at the three-day festival, as well as our picks, podcasts, and a whole lot more!

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Speaking of weird venues, I'm sure everyone here caught Darcy's act yesterday on the Commute with Carlson. As usual, Burner sounded like the smartest geek in 7th Grade, the insufferable know-it-all little snot (Michael Medved in drag) that normal kids used to beat up at recess.

When she used her 'military background' as pretext for disrespecting the excellent Dan-Savage-inspired foreign policy of the Bush Crime Family, a caller wiped the smug out of her voice for at least a minute. She was informed by a military veteran that being the daughter or sister or wife of a vet is not a military background, but fat-cat 'Crats like Ms. Burner are experienced at blurring distinctions & bending truth, so Darcy skipped a beat and MovedOn. She's learned well from "Vietnam Vet" Jim McDermott, whose Vietnam was really a plush billet in California.

Then, improbably implying that McDermott is even more liberal than she is, Burner blundered into Social Security, a bankrupt ideology, beloved of coercive ideologues who are oblivious to demography, that will soon be literally bankrupt. Burner's justification for maintaining the federal monopoly of Social Security is that the federal monopoly of Medicare is even worse and is going bankrupt even faster.

And blah. Blah. Blah.

The only useful take-home lesson anyone could reasonably take home from yesterday is that John Carlson is Seattle's Best radio person (David Bose is the miss-congeniality runner-up.) Conservative Carlson gave liberal Burner a full truncated hour of civility & respect. His questions were incisive and non-confrontational; he gave Ms. B all the time she wanted to act like she knew what she was talking about.

Civility is Carlson's almost invariable default approach to issues and preening personalities like Burner's. The only known-to-me exception to Carlson kindness was a blunt interview with Rrrrroberto Maestes, a con running a con (The Stranger proved it, years ago) whom Carlson had known way too well at UW.

Contrast Carlson with defunct & defrocked left-wing ranters like Mike Webb or Erin Hart, dumped by KIRO. Imagine the standard leftist scenario playing out if tangled Webb or red-headed stepchild Hart had brought on Dave Reichert for the ugly fun of making him a target for spit, venom, and progressive projectile farting.

Or contrast Carlson with the lefty little KIRO pit-poodle who looks like the Mutt half of Mutt & Jeff, and who is called 'God' by the godless hacks & flaks at Blatherwatch. Dave Ross, who implored his evaporating pool of listeners to grovel to al Jazeera after Abu Ghraib hit the fan, was in full-fang Eyman-eating mode last week when a guest suggested that the FBI is terrified of the PC police and is terrified of offending thousands of terrorist-apologists from Detroit & Dearborn who rant & chant for Hezbollah.

Then God reverted to sickly-saccharine-sweet when Detroit's Imam Mohammed came on. Blah.

Mr. Carlson, to make a short story long, is the best governor we never had and is a regional & national treasure. Too bad we can't do long-overdue regime change in the 7th District, & send him to Congress with Reichert. Too bad "Governor" Gregoire doesn't have the decency to give it up to Dino.

Too bad Darcy, Christine, McD, & their poodles don't scoop their poop & MoveOn.

why do you have to subject people to your particular point of view regarding the acts at bumbershoot. No one really cares. Just put out a schedule telling what act will be playing at which venue at what time.

norco online norco online

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