John Carlson is synonymous with Washington State Politics. Simply put, he is THE conservative voice in Seattle. John gives his unique perspective on local and national politics, news of the day and he isnt afraid to call it like he sees it.
December 6, 2021
Show topics: signs of snow in Western WA this morning, Seahawks keep giving away the ball but manage to beat rival SF 49ers, Minnesota man who was one of the first to contract Omicron COVID-19 had very mild symptoms and was thrice vaccinated, astro-photographer captures clearest photos yet of the sun, parents of Michigan high school mass shooter will now face manslaughter charges for 15-year-old son's fatal shooting, GUEST: 2nd Amendment Go-To Guy, Dave Workman, columnist for TheGunMag.com, Dave Workman, details the chronology of events that led up to the fatal Oxford HS shooting in Michigan, why the school could be legally liable for not doing something significant to prevent the shooting, why the criminal charges against the parents seem justified based on what's known so far. GUEST: ShiftWA.org's, Randy Pepple, examines Gov. Jay Inslee's LTC payroll tax problems + Sawant recall election, Pepple says Democrats are trying to derail a voter initiative to make the LTC payroll tax an opt-in only program, Inslee and Democrats simply deploying delay tactics to kick the can past the 2022 (Legislative) elections, for information on I-1436 click here, it took 8 years to achieve but Snohomish County finally brought 150 timber jobs to Darrington WA, Negro League baseball star and irrepressible ambassador of the game--Buck O'Neill--finally elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, remembering the life and career of Sen. Bob Dole (R-KS).
December 3, 2021
Show topics: WA Senate Democrats finally begin to acknowledge the obvious flaws in the Long Term Care payroll tax, another case in Snohomish County of Democrats' damage control regarding police reform laws, these are two examples of how Democrats in Olympia passed laws that fail to do what they actually intended, gas tax money dedicated for roads is being diverted for mass transit and bike lanes by WA Dept. of Transportation, KVI's Lars Larson says Democrats are panicking about next year's mid-term (and WA Legislative) elections when it comes to Inslee's Long Term Care payroll tax set to go into effect in 3+ weeks. WA Democrats move to delay Long Term Care mandatory payroll tax that was urged for passage by SEIU labor union, a child (now adult) from an interracial adoption writes book saying there should be segregation in childhood adoptions, GUEST: economist and author, Steve Moore, digs into this morning's November jobs report data and how vaccine mandates are demonstrably hurting employment, the bumper sticker slogan to sum up the economy right now (and for next year's election), CNN posted a story stating that inflation was good for Americans, GUEST: investigative reporter, Sharyl Attkisson, says the economy is looming large for next year's mid-term election so who has the big advantage on that front? GUEST: Seattle political campaign consultant, Cathy Allen, analyzes the potential for a recall of city councilmember Kshama Sawant, Allen's anecdotal polling so far says older/long time Seattle voters have lost faith in Sawant, based on voter turn-out Allen estimates about 16,000 voters would need to vote to recall Sawant for the vote to pass, Sawant has shown an ability to "bounce back" in prior elections after starting out with a vote deficit, turns out most of the money supporting Sawant's solidarity campaign are from outside of Seattle and outside the state, some classic virtue signaling from a Seattle progressive/ NHL fan, the African doctor (from Botswana) who identified the new "Omicron" variant is far more rational about it than most American politicians and public health officials, KVI caller hits on Gov. Inslee's comments yesterday about Omicron variant and Alec Baldwin's ABC interview last night that the gun 'just went off' to explain fatal shooting on movie set two months ago.
December 2, 2021
Show topics: Dr. Anthony Fauci applies two completely different standards for testing on the "Omicron" variant, a Skyway/Renton 16-year-old is arrested for shooting at a police officer parked in patrol car, King Co. Prosecutor will actually charge this 16-yr old suspect as an adult, CNN guy gets on his high horse about CRT vs school shootings, Federal Way's newest city councilwoman is a revelation amid widespread public safety and crime concerns, Erica Norton's candidate talk about making cities and neighborhoods safer is what King County needs right now, why Councilwoman Norton is the reason NOT to move out of WA as the left-wing politics have become detrimental to public safety, KVI's Lars Larson explains what appears to be the boldest plan in the US to keep government accountable and its coming from Southwest Washington (Clark County). Carlson stunned that an ambush (attempted) shooting of a sheriff's deputy near Renton isn't getting more attention--especially now that the arrested suspected shooter is a 16-year-old, GUEST: WPC transportation policy director, Mariya Frost, has discovered that WSDOT is using gas tax money to pay for projects that are not roads as required by the (18th Amendment to the) State Constitution, the current DOT Secretary has devised this cynical plan to prop up transit and bike land spending over roads, how I-976 (Eyman initiative) tried to address this diversion of transportation money, why WA transportation spending is very high but results are very low (49th out of 50 states in road maintenance ), WA spends 4X more to maintain roads per mile than Oregon does per mile. Dr. Anthony Fauci deceptively mis-portrays the criteria for COVID testing illegal border crossers as attempts to test international travelers for Omicron variant ramp up, new (and helpful) context to Omicron variant concerns from an African doctor, Team Biden now backing away from bold statement about Trump and COVID deaths, is this anti-police social media handle calling a Seattle TV news reporter a "f$%@ing ghoul"?, GUEST: Federal Way mayor, Jim Ferrell, says the new 'probable cause' law for police pursuit prevents Federal Way officers from pursuing suspects on numerous crimes, why Ferrell feels "we will go off a cliff" when it comes to public safety if King County officials (Executive and Prosecutor) don't do their jobs (i.e. closing the Seattle King Co. jail), says half of Federal Way's murders are drug related right now.
December 1, 2021
Show topics: KVI Toy Drive a week from Friday to benefit local kids in need with help of Salvation Army, the oopsie-daisy admission by a school official about Critical Race Theory (CRT), (COVID-19) anti-viral treatment pill from Merck goes from "game changer" a few weeks ago to "narrowly" approved by FDA yesterday with likely restrictions on who can receive it, 66 years ago today civil rights legend Rosa Parks arrested for refusing to give her bus seat to a white man, a KVI listener wants to know about Salvation Army using or advocating CRT, CNN indefinitely suspends host Chris Cuomo for secretly trying to help his accused and disgraced brother facing sexual harassment allegations. Carlson examines several listener questions about Salvation Army and Critical Race Theory ethos, why the Bible serves as a guidebook for race relations, what Carlson suggests the Salvation Army do regarding "racial Marxism", Microsoft CEO just sold a $280 million chunk of stock 5 weeks before WA's new capital gains income tax goes into effect, two Seattle politicians block new criteria for sweeping dangerous and/or criminal homeless encampments in unincorporated King County, GUEST: King Co. Councilman, Reagan Dunn, says two King County Council colleagues are "unwilling to take bold leadership" on unsanctioned homeless camps, how yesterday's vote prevents response to homeless camps that become dangerous or criminal, the necessary ultimatum for homeless people right now; a notable school district superintendent confirms CRT is being used in class room curriculums (after various liberals, i.e. CNN hosts, repeatedly tried to claim its not being used in classrooms). GUEST: founder of "We Heart Seattle", Andrea Suarez, talks to KVI about her group's efforts to help Ballard's "Lawnmower Man" and clean up the sidewalk/street stacked with his belongings, a formerly homeless woman in north Seattle, Tracy Belaire, is also part of the interview to share her story of working with "Lawnmower Man" (Richard Woodward) to accept shelter; Tacoma progressive complains about 20% of Americans losing all their savings during pandemic with no shred of irony for her statement, GUEST: Federal Way city councilwoman, Erica Norton, was just elected and is a recovering drug/alcohol addict, how religious faith helped her overcome addiction 17 years ago, says recent defund and police reform laws are increasing crime (in King Co.), why Federal Way (and Kent) seem to be enduring sharper rises in shootings/crime than other areas, Norton says the Federal Way state lawmaker who led the new police pursuit probable cause law has admitted it didn't work as intended, says she wants to prevent Federal Way from becoming like Seattle with crime and homelessness; some context to today's US Supreme Court oral arguments on a new Alabama abortion law and continuing American opposition to late-term abortions.
November 30, 2021
Show topics: The $110 million contract (and real estate deal) for the new USC football coach, new stats show COVID cases are declining as media warns of new "Omicron" variant from southern Africa, revered golfing pioneer Lee Elder passes away at age 87, eulogizing pro golfer and trailblazer Lee Elder, the W.H.O.'s puzzling decision to skip unflattering Greek letters that might denote China's top communist, another federal judge blocks a Biden plan to require vaccinations for health workers in 10 states, people bought a lot of guns on 'Black Friday', 2021's 'Black Friday' gun sales broke a record set...wait for it...last year, now Oakland CA's mayor reverses her view and will hire more police after earlier defunding efforts coincided with a spike in murders and crime. The group "We Heart Seattle" makes progress on the plight of a homeless man in Ballard known as "Lawnmower Man", Inslee emergency powers...a lot of talk but not much action to hold Gov. Jay Inslee accountable for his open-ended pandemic emergency powers, GUEST: mayor of Kent WA, Dana Ralph, tells KVI she suspects a "turf war" among drug dealers as the cause of several (fatal) shootings in her city, Ralph is demanding King County's top two elected officials hold criminals accountable, Carlson says Kent's crime problems are connected to state lawmakers who are more intent on cracking down on cops than criminals, Ralph says her city's police department can arrest the criminals but if the K.C. Prosecutor doesn't charge the suspect(s) then the crime simply continues, why Executive Dow Constantine doesn't seem to grasp how dire this crime problem is. Cyber Monday on-line sales up 15% over 2020 sales, experts say FOMO was the cause for the big Cyber Monday spending, 80% of all American retail sales are spent at brick-and-mortar stores, Oakland's super progressive mayor reverses course on defunding police and will hire more police after murders and crime surge, most news outlets are quick to speculate about the "omicron" COVID variant but unlikely to report the current good news about COVID stats/cases continuing to decline, why King County Councilman's decision to run for U.S. Congress will be a game changer for the WA 8th district, trial starts for disgraced actor Jussie Smollett for falsifying attack on himself that was racially motivated.
November 29, 2021
Several shootings over the holiday weekend; Suspect sought after man shot in Kent in same area where 3 others were shot this week; One injured in shooting at Tacoma Mall food court on Black Friday // Washington County deputies hope to deter porch pirates with bait packages // As Omicron variant cases spread, countries rush to impose travel bans // GUEST: Lars Larson - Jury picked for Ghislaine Maxwell's sex trafficking trial
GUEST: Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington, Cliff Mass. He joins John to discuss an Op-Ed in the Seattle Times, Climate crisis: Its personal . Check out the 2nd edition of Cliff Mass's book, The Weather of the Pacific Northwest // Rand Paul, Ted Cruz roar back at Dr. Fauci, who claims criticism of him is 'dangerous' because 'I represent science' // Security guard protecting San Francisco TV news crew shot, killed in Oakland; Donald Trump Would Trounce Joe Biden If Election Was Held Again, Polls Suggest
GUEST: Dr. Raul Garcia joins to John to explain the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 // Kent Mayor issues statement following recent shootings; Mother calls for justice after son, girlfriend gunned down outside Southcenter Mall // Brandi Kruse torches Sound Transit for inept response to tunnel mishap after Apple Cup
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