David GoldsteinJanuary 24, 2008 @ 8:55 am (Updated: 9:36 pm - 4/4/11 )
Host: The David Goldstein Show
David Goldstein pontificates on politics every Saturday and Sunday nights from 7 to 10 p.m., bringing unabashedly liberal talk back to 710-KIRO and the local dial.
"Goldy" is an accidental activist who stumbled into politics in 2003 with a satirical statewide initiative to officially proclaim WA's serial anti-tax initiative sponsor, Tim Eyman, "a horse's ass." A conscientious political press corp, weary of Eyman's outrageous antics, turned its coverage to Goldy's outrageous antics, sparking a spontaneous grassroots movement to gather nearly 50,000 signatures before a humorless Attorney General managed to get an equally humorless judge to issue an injunction shutting down the campaign.
A year later Goldy transformed his campaign website into a local, political blog. A mix of snark, satire, muckraking, and surprisingly thoughtful analysis, HorsesAss.org quickly became the most influential blog in WA state, and one of the most widely read local political blogs in the nation. Goldy also blogs at Huffington Post and Daily Kos, and is best known nationally for his relentless coverage of adulterated Chinese food imports, and for breaking the story about former FEMA Director Mike Brown and his disastrous tenure at the International Arabian Horse Association.
Goldy was born and educated in Philadelphia, and now lives in Seattle with his daughter, dog, cat, and everybody else who lives in Seattle. In addition to blogging, he is the creator of the world's most widely pirated rhyming dictionary software, and the co-author of an Off-Broadway musical flop. Goldy has been published in The Nation and The Stranger, and is currently working on some book about something or other.