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"Brad Gets the Fox News Treatment..."
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 8/8/2005 @ 7:26 pm PT...
Will listen later, Brad, but watch your back. Carlson is a crazy right wing scumbag. After Dick Durbin made his "controversial" Gitmo comments, Carlson said about him, "This man is simply a piece of excrement, a piece of waste that needs to be scraped off the sidewalk and eliminated."
Used to live in the Seattle area; Carlson has always been hard right, but is now downright nasty.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 8/8/2005 @ 7:50 pm PT...
I notice throughout your interview Carlson kept focusing on the voter end of the fraud issue. Not only did he confuse voter fraud with voter registration fraud but he also ran away from your points on Election fraud. You should have brought up the Voter Registration Fraud that happened in Nevada where a Republican front group was registering Republicans and throwing out Democrat registrations. This happened in several different places and yet I didn't hear Carlson mention this. This wasn't just 25 people like in Washington but thousands in every state this happened in. How can Carlson be so stupid as to ignore election fraud and how there were more instances of election fraud than voter fraud.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 8/8/2005 @ 7:57 pm PT...
Oh what a dick Carlson proceeded to attack Sheehan right after you got off the phone. His lead in was the lady camping out in texas who lost her son in iraq and her changing story. I see he's taking a lead from Drudge.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 8/8/2005 @ 8:10 pm PT...
Brad! You've got Starch!! I don't know how you stay so calm all the time but you got your points across very clearly even if he dismissed them. Amazing that one guy who suggested fingerprinting voters to register!!! Ack!!
All in all anyone listening got a lot of great info! Great job Brad!
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 8/8/2005 @ 8:11 pm PT...
Don't talk to this jerk... he is well known as just to the right of Adolf Hitler.
Take heart, though, he got his butt kicked against Gov. Locke in 2000.
I just ignore him... he is the worst kind of scum here in Seattle.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 8/8/2005 @ 8:14 pm PT...
I thought you gave it a good shot brad. i liked what that guy said about the mexico id system. they still don't need an id. however, that system seems like it could be manipulated. say for example someone's photo comes up missing when they go to vote. anyways, i think you shouldn't wine so much next time. not that you wined just be positive and be really as friendly as possible. I personally don't think photo id requirements is that bad of a thing. I was a little flabergasted when i went to vote the first time and i didn't have to show any id. i couldn't believe it. you buy cigarrettes yep, you vote, nope. I wouldn't harang the id thing so much. the diebold-gate seems like a more serious issue here. anyways keep up the good fight brotha'.
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 8/8/2005 @ 8:18 pm PT...
Hi, Brad --- Listened to the clip. You did a great job with a difficult "customer" --- difficult to get a word in edge-wise with overbearing Repubs --- but you got in several good points in the short time you were "allowed" to speak. Thank you for all your hard work.
BTW --- you are a far superior radio show host interviewer than most on TV/radio, who generally are busy shooting off their mouths and don't let their guests say very much. You ask great questions, let your guests talk in some depth, and we all learn a lot as a result. Thanks.
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 8/8/2005 @ 8:30 pm PT...
Brad, that was awesome. You embarassed these guys big time!!!!!
They kept going on and on about voter fraud, and you cited statistics, facts, legal jurisdiction.
The morons couldn't keep up!!!!! You should have hit it home with the proof about ACVR being a Phony organization created by lawyers for the Bush-Cheney team.
Just chip in those extra two cents, even a hard-right winger like John had to respect you. Take it to their faces, they're losing big time!!!!!!!
By the way, I loved how you glossed back over the fingerprint issue. I agree there's nothing wrong with fingerprints, as long as the votes are all getting COUNTED, IE machines & election fraud.
Lets count all the votes, AND MARCH IN THE STREETS!!!!!!!
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
Grizzly Bear Dancer
said on 8/8/2005 @ 8:37 pm PT...
Were you aware of election fraud in FL, OH, NV, and NM Mr. Carlson? Massive humanistic fraud? Electronic Votes counted in secrecy (without a paper ballot receipt) by voting companies run by convicted felons who donated to Bush Cheney reelection. ELECTION VOTING RESULTS HACKED? What's interesting to me about your conversation with Carlson is that it's a great example of someone in the BUSHIT Media front with a bullhorn who is so good at putting a spin and deflection on the real ELECTION FRAUD issue that you wouldn't know it ever existed. The uninformed listener is corrupted by a stream of mindfuck misinformation as a form of Bushit damage control. Notice when Carlson tried to elaborate that the asshole posing as a Democrat for the ACVR once was the head of a Democratic organization? Wheather or not the man's political record is respected or if even one shred of modern evidence exists to support the proposition that he ever did something for the better of Americans or his country is really of no concern. At least R2D2 tried to help save the universe, John Carlson can show his photo ID at the gates of heaven but he ain't gettin in.
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 8/8/2005 @ 8:47 pm PT...
I especially loved this part!!!
"Carlson, the GOP setup ACVR as a front group. It's controlled by partisans."
Carlson: "Well....uhhh we need to have Voter Fraud ID laws, I wouldn't mind everyone needing to show ID in order to vote. Look at the problems."
"Carlson, there is an epidemic in the country but its not Voter Fraud. I support protecting the vote too, but there was only 25 cited examples of Voter Fraud in Washington. The rest had to do with felons and other forms of fraud."
"Yes well even still this law would be very helpful, we could require it in cities like St. Louis."
Hahahaha the way he backpedalled everywhere was hilarious!!! He realized the talking points were going nowhere, so immediately changed subject.
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 8/8/2005 @ 8:58 pm PT...
Great job Brad. You certainly did a great job of holding your own with some who controlled the mike. I like the fact that at no time did you lose your cool and become confrontational but you still continued to hit on your points. I only wish you wouild have been able to mention the backgrounds of Jim Dyke and Thor Hearns the way he got in the background of "Brian Lunde, National Executive Director of 'Democrats for Bush.'"
Also punch in a few more mentions of Bradblog.com!
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 8/8/2005 @ 9:03 pm PT...
Ever think that they could DENY someone easier, with a photo ID, too? That point is never brought up. They could say, "This picture doesn't look like you." This doesn't make sense at all!
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 8/8/2005 @ 9:48 pm PT...
I meant to mention in the original item, btw, he bailed out early. I believe the plan was to have me for the whole hour, but he got out after 42 minutes (the commercials and news were removed from the file I posted)... Perhaps he didn't like me for some reason.
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
said on 8/8/2005 @ 10:16 pm PT...
Nawww why would he not like you Brad? You just destroyed every one of his talking points its not like you were the perfect O'reilly guest for him.
COMMENT #15 [Permalink]
said on 8/8/2005 @ 10:28 pm PT...
Good job. You more than held your own. I have one little critique/request. Please don't let people get away with saying as this guy does that Bush won by 3 million votes. I think that should be challenged every single time. As you know there seems to be enormous evidence that questions that result as a valid or likely one. I've been obsessed with all this shit since November and I still haven't seen credible refutation of the exit poll discrepancies. And that could have Kerry, as lame as he was, winning by 5 million votes. I know you are aware of all this. Just a little constructive criticism.
Having said that, I thank you so much for your continuing efforts. You came off very well on that show.
COMMENT #16 [Permalink]
said on 8/8/2005 @ 10:28 pm PT...
Say does Carlson even know about the vote fraud program created by Clint Curtis?
Is that on a 'need to know' basis too?
COMMENT #17 [Permalink]
said on 8/8/2005 @ 10:30 pm PT...
If only Kerry didn't bow out so fast and fought it to the supreme court then they couldn't have pulled the excuse they did for 2000
COMMENT #18 [Permalink]
said on 8/8/2005 @ 11:02 pm PT...
John Kerry is a sellout, he sold the votes out for his "electability"
I despise the fact he won't admit his own election was stolen. He knows it was, but won't risk cutting his ties.
COMMENT #19 [Permalink]
said on 8/8/2005 @ 11:40 pm PT...
Thanks Brad,Great job.That guy was a jerk,I find myself yelling alot at the t.v.,radio and now the computer, Whenever there are ignorant and uninformed people on msm spouting lies.
COMMENT #20 [Permalink]
said on 8/9/2005 @ 3:28 am PT...
I wrote Mr. Carlson a letter to see what might diffuse the situation.
"About your recent radio report on voter fraud.
I thought it might be good to remind you of something, in 2004 there
was more irregularities nationwide than any election including the
As you can see this wasn't at all due to just voter fraud. Voters
didn't cause this amazing, unprecedented list of malfunctions and
Partisan operatives in Ohio such as Bernadette Noe, who are now under
Federal Grand Jury investigation were involved in rigging voting
machines and completely blocking the public access to the ballots.
These operatives stole the election, and were mostly republican with
some astounding democrats thrown into the mix.
The reason I say this is because its not just one political party
that's the problem, there are democrats also stealing the elections in
Missouri and elsewhere, and they have full access to these machines.
Since partisan operatives are appointed to the Board of Elections and
run the server, sometimes even illegally, they have full control over
the votes and steal votes as well as tip elections. This has got to
stop and stop right now, or there will be NO fair elections ever in
fact and it will descend into chaos.
If you have questions on the bradblog report, also see here.
Now, there is one clearly solution and only one which can correct this disaster of a problem in voting.
1) Enforce the rule of law to have a voter verified paper ballot, as otherwise republicans & democrats will have reason to keep stealing their represenative into office
2) Outlaw partisans overseeing the counting of ballots, from either
party and on permanent restriction hand down severe penalties. This
includes enforcing one ballot per voter.
Both of these need to be corrected, as I'm sure you are aware Mr. Clint Curtis wrote a program that can flip the "votes" without leaving
a trail. He has passed a lie detector test.
Its time to clean up this process, for good and with real jurisdiction.
In doing this I hoped I could get him jumping up and down over the ramifications of democrats or terrorists stealing the elections.....as to get in line and start demanding these machines get out of the process, or are voter verified
COMMENT #21 [Permalink]
said on 8/9/2005 @ 6:32 am PT...
Great job Brad. Carlson et. al. like to reference the situation in Milwaukee (and one other place was mentioned besides Washington state) all the time as evidence of Democratic fraud. You didn't get a chance to talk about those other places, although you said you were prepared to. I have seen a little bit about Milwaukee, which sounds like it did involve some overzealous Democrats. But do you have some information about Milwaukee or anyplace else that might refute any of the Republican claims? I also hope that there is some real followup to potential fraud in the recent elections in Ohio (Hackett) and SanDiego . Since there continues to be suspicious things happening, we must be equipped/prepared ahead of time (ala Jim March) to be able to pursue them after the fact with legal proceedings that can't be stonewalled or thwarted. We will have made no progress if suspicions continue to be left behind without ever being proved or disproved.
COMMENT #22 [Permalink]
said on 8/9/2005 @ 7:23 am PT...
Having lived in the Seattle area for some time, I can tell you that this radio station was often referred to by the name "KKKVI".
This is a purely, far-right extremist point of view station.
Their position on the King County elections is purely based on the fact that "they lost".
COMMENT #23 [Permalink]
said on 8/9/2005 @ 8:43 am PT...
Brad, great job. I live in Seattle and listen to Carlson almost every day - yes, pure torture, but somebody has to do it.
You did great. As I was listening to you yesterday my thoughts were "Brad is schooling John" on the issues, which you did. Carlson really thinks he knows his stuff, but the fact is you totally schooled him on the whole concept of "voter fraud" versus "election fraud" a concept that is totally lost on the righties in this state.
Thanks for hanging in there
COMMENT #24 [Permalink]
said on 8/9/2005 @ 8:59 am PT...
I think you should have taken a "see no evil" approach and first went straight for ACVR and how they are a fake front organization. You could have then used that position to challenge their integrity in pushing such positions as voter IDs. Then any commentary about supporting ID's could have went straight back to the front group.
I did voter registration for a while, and it is hard enough reminding new voters to bring their ids to voting booths, let alone every time.
COMMENT #25 [Permalink]
said on 8/9/2005 @ 9:52 am PT...
I think you did a good job hanging hung tough against the constant barrage of bait-and-switch, ask-and-interrupt, insults-and-lies ... the standard FOX fare, actually!
Good job, Brad.
COMMENT #26 [Permalink]
said on 8/9/2005 @ 11:44 am PT...
That must have been a tough interview for you, Brad. Carlson is a jerk --- just like most of the rw personalities on tv and radio these days. You are a gentleman and you did a great job.
Thanks for bringing this to the RW radio - even though he was rude and constantly interrupted you, you still were able to get lots of good info across. Oh how I loathe rush limpball clones!!!
Regarding the photo IDs - Phil made the point (on an earlier thread) that Photo IDs don't seem to curtail underage drinking, so how would they curtail “voter fraud” any better?
Criminals don't seem to have much trouble faking Photo IDs or Birth Certificates or Social Security Numbers (or flipping hundreds of thousands of votes for their candidate via unauditable “black box” voting machines!) But Photo IDs and fingerprints/iris scans seem to be one of the tools of Big Brother - will it ultimately be used against us? When corrupt organizations have that much power, We The People lose. So, since there is actually very little VOTER fraud, is the ACVR is out there helping Big Brother get the population numbered at last for the Orwellian Patriot Act?
Who Will Be Next? You; Me; Your Neighbor--Who Will Be Next?
The Army Has Arrested the Wife of an Active-Duty War Resister
[snip] Recently congress established a “national ID; created a “secret police” comprised of FBI, CIA and the military; the courts said Bush could declare anyone he wants an “enemy combatant” and hold them forever; and now all of that is being unleashed against the citizens of this nation. Sinclare Lewis was wrong in the title of his book, “It Can’t Happen Here” because it has happened here.
Also see: Morphing the Gestapo by Doris Colmes. Pay heed to her warnings!
Welcome to the New World Order and the death of any semblance of democracy thanks to the Theocratic/Fascist/Oligarchy ideologues running this Twilight Zone episode—Bush & Co. This is but one more of the mounting reasons for all of us that are able to be in Washington, D.C. this Sept 24-26 for the mass rally to be held there. [snip]
COMMENT #27 [Permalink]
said on 8/9/2005 @ 12:08 pm PT...
COMMENT #28 [Permalink]
said on 8/9/2005 @ 1:11 pm PT...
I thought you did a fine job vs. the ShocknAwe jock. I wish he had let you finish your thoughts and I believe there were times that you caused him to "think" which is a challenge in and of itself. There was one point toward the end when "fingerprint" came up and he seemed to love the idea. I always get a bit wary when I hear a repub or anyone for that matter speaking of finger print ID systems, but if it could be regulated it might be okay. The problem is, as you pointed out, NOT voter fraud, but ELECTION fraud. I see the distinct difference, I doubt however that the listeners of that particular station did.
Again I thought you held your own given the format and the host.
COMMENT #29 [Permalink]
said on 8/9/2005 @ 1:15 pm PT...
One more thing- I loved your line about democracy being needed here compared to Iraq. That was pure magic, sir!
COMMENT #30 [Permalink]
said on 8/9/2005 @ 1:19 pm PT...
The Gorilla in the Room Must Be Dealt With
Lack of Election Reform Threatens to Make All Progress Irrelevant
...Whatever progress we think we have made in the past few years is completely irrelevant if the elections are not guaranteed to be fair. There are so many crimes out there being committed by this administration you can bet that they will do whatever they can to not lose control of either house in 2006. They correctly recognize that if that were to happen, then REAL investigations would ensue, complete with subpoena power. It is obvious that the tide has shifted and public opinion is rapidly drawing away from the party that has led us down this path of destruction. The majority of people in this country now correctly believe that Bush has lied to us about going to war and his personal ratings are plummeting. There is no question in my mind that if the elections were fair and honest, that the GOP would lose control in 2006 but the question remains, will they be fair?...
COMMENT #31 [Permalink]
said on 8/11/2005 @ 8:58 am PT...
Well you know what they say Jen. If pro is the opposite of con is congress the opposite of progress?