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Saturday, December 15, 2007

The Stranger News Hour. Tonight on KIRO. 710 AM.

posted by on December 15 at 12:35 PM

It’s time for our weekly session with David Goldstein.

I’m dragging Jonah along this week to talk about his coverage of the Seattle Police.

And I’ve got a list of suggestions for the 2008 state legislature and some news from the latest Sound Transit board meeting where 2008 light rail came out swinging.

There’s also a closely-watched City Council meeting coming up on Monday where both the controversial Vulcan deal and a proposal to protect industrial zoning are queued up for a vote.

All of this action explodes into conspiracy theories and stars outgoing council member Peter Steinbrueck—highlighting a question we’ve been asking lately: Who will take on Nickels when Steinbrueck leaves at the end of the year?

And another question: Is the local GOP dead? And how does Goldy’s ex-wife fit in?

Finally, I will bring this to Goldy’s attention: Tomorrow is the 234th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party.


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Posted by JMR | December 15, 2007 12:51 PM

Peter will still be taking on Nickels, only not until 2009 when he runs for mayor. Peter also is on the lookout for a job, but is having trouble business-wise because of some of the causes he has supported.

Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2007 1:21 PM

The anniversary of the Boston Tea Party? Wasn't Ron Paul supposed to do something whacko for that?

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | December 15, 2007 1:24 PM

Interesting, I'll have to see if I can catch that, even though I get crappy reception here.

Posted by Packratt | December 15, 2007 1:49 PM


Yeah, the Paultards had so much fun on Guy Fawkes day, they're trying for another record fundraising day tomorrow. (Or at least record breaking pledges -- no word on how many pledges actually paid out). You know, the whole protesting taxes thing. Doing away with the IRS. Protesting the King's taxes in Boston Harbor...

Don't worry, I don't understand it either.

Posted by SDA in SEA | December 15, 2007 1:59 PM

RE: Is the local GOP dead?
The Times map was wrong a couple of days ago so it is nice to see they finally fixed it and made it even worse for the GOP in Puget Sound. The 30th District only has Skip Priest, the last remaining Moderate Republican in the entire world (but not as liberal as Jarrett). The seats in the 25th and 28th use to be full of some real ultra-conservatives such as Gigi Talcott but now each district only has a single GOP’er. The 31st (not shown) still has Pam Roach and son Dan Roach: An embarrassment to the fine city of Enumclaw.
This is very bad for the GOP and truly shows how grossly out of touch they are. Even their own party members would secretly agree.

Posted by Gay Seattle | December 15, 2007 3:23 PM

@3, @5:
The Paultards like many right wingers don't get it - taxation with representation is a-okay.

IT's majority rule.

If the majority wants socialized medicine we should get it. Lots of taxes, we should get it. Telling pharmacists what to put on their shelves, we should get it.

If you don't have majority rule your voting right is pretty meaningless.

Posted by unPC | December 15, 2007 3:45 PM

I shall celebrate the 234th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party by drinking coffee.

Posted by yucca flower | December 15, 2007 5:02 PM

It's time to realize that the GOP will be sent into the political wilderness for 40 years.

Smart people will leave and either become Dems - you know, those fiscally disciplined small efficient government people you railed against who don't like foreign wars that have nothing to do with home defense.

Others might get a clue stick and form their own different party, cause the GOP ain't goin nowhere quick.

And, for the record, you brought it on yourselves.

Posted by Will in Seattle | December 15, 2007 5:04 PM

For anyone who has been paying attention, and that hasn't been easy because of the mad rush to pass this legislation. The Mayor's proposal to "protect industrial zoning" isn't about protecting industry and labor at all. It's about insuring that all of the good, large commercial business has no choice but to locate in South Lake Union.
This Mayor is scared because he sees the writing on the wall, and he's willing to sacrifice South Seattle in order to protect his pet project.
I could say something snide like, "soon he will be sharing a cell with his son." But I won't.

Posted by CJB | December 16, 2007 9:13 AM

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