Kirby And Carlson

Kirby And Carlson


Longtime Seattle conservative talk show hosts Kirby Wilbur and John Carlson team up to discuss local and national politics, news of the day, and pop culture.

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  • January 22, 2020
    January 22, 2020
    Duration: 22min | 22/01/2020
  • January 14, 2020
    January 14, 2020
    Duration: 23min | 15/01/2020
  • January 9, 2020
    January 9, 2020
    Duration: 21min | 09/01/2020

    Bernie Sanders comes to Seattle today, why Bernie is the front runner for the WA primary in early March, why Bernie might start off with a big lead for the nomination but most likely won't win the nomination, some people pushing conspiracy theory that candidate Pete Buttegieg is a pawn of the CIA, why Bernie doesn't have a big ceiling as a candidate, the candidate that will emerge at the last minute to take the Democratic nomination, the looming civil war in the Democratic Party, the irony that Joe Biden just said 'no one understood ObamaCare', WA Senator Patty Murray's floor speech comments about US drone attack killing Iranian general.

  • December 30, 2019
    December 30, 2019
    Duration: 40min | 30/12/2019

    The final (Kirby & Carlson) podcast of 2019, Christmas recaps and a Star Wars recap, their 2019 movie recommendations as the awards nomination season begins , Ft. Worth TX church shooting turns fatal but was quickly stopped by a 71-year-old former gun range owner, comparing yesterday's church shooting with the Sutherland Springs TX church shooting, a fatal stabbing attack at a Hannukah gathering in suburban NYC increases the concerns about anti-Semitism attacks in the NY/NJ area, the political blame game related to anti-Semitic attacks during the Trump presidency, the biggest local and national stories of the year and some 2020 political predictions, why Hong Kong protests are the international story of the year.

  • December 18, 2019
    December 18, 2019
    Duration: 21min | 18/12/2019

    Wall Street Journal editorial scolds Boeing, pointing out that cutting corners is never worth the risk, WSJ questions how Boeing's CEO is still on the job, CNN legal analyst refuses to believe a poll he doesn't like about the diminishing support by Americans for impeaching Trump, Trump's letter to Speaker Pelosi is either desperation or a good campaign ad depending on how you see it, how the reluctant Pelosi ended up getting forced into the impeachment vote she didn't really want, how the Senate Republicans are in the driver's seat to turn the impeachment on Democrats in January.

  • December 10, 2019
    December 10, 2019
    Duration: 25min | 18/12/2019

    two articles of impeachment against Pres. Trump yet one of them isn't even mentioned in the Constitution, compare the articles of impeachment against Nixon and Clinton to the ones against Trump, how the Senate portion of impeachment could quickly submarine the presidential campaigns of Sanders, Warren and Booker. The House Democrats that are dominating Pelosi in the impeachment battle, Hillary Clinton still has an avenue to be the Democratic presidential nominee, the prospect that someone not in the presidential race right now might become the Democrats nominee at the convention in July 2020, RIP to Paul Volcker who was nominated by Jimmy Carter but served as Federal Reserve chair during Reagan presidency and helped deal with inflation and interest rates in the 1980s that produced a lot of economic growth.

  • December 3, 2019
    December 3, 2019
    Duration: 21min | 03/12/2019

    60 Minutes travesty on new report about Seattle homeless and crime problems, the 60 Minutes report on Seattle relied on analysis from a Pennsylvania professor, Kirby points out some of the flawed logic in the 60 Minutes story but also credits one other portion of the story, why UW coach Chris Peterson was burnt out to the point that he resigned as head coach, some changes the UW football team still needs to make to get back to the top of the Pac-12.

  • November 26, 2019
    November 26, 2019
    Duration: 28min | 26/11/2019

    A Seattle muni judge is cleared of wrong doing after the convoluted complaint filed jointly by the city prosecutor and a public defender for being too harsh on a sentence of a man with over 70 criminal convictions including several unprovoked random violent attacks, the disposition of the complaint shows how the judge was in the wrong and the Seattle city attorney was wrong, it shows why Seattle's city attorney should be fired (or voted out), what's the impact of Tim Eyman deciding to run for governor as independent rather than Republican, reaction to current impeachment news transforms into a conversation about Russia and Chinas as US threats, a wholesale evaluation about the US role in the world in 2019, why Kirby and John are thankful this year.

  • November 21, 2019
    November 21, 2019
    Duration: 19min | 21/11/2019

    John and Kirby talk about our ongoing Apple Cup Flag giveaway, late nights Democratic debates, and what's going to happen in the city of Seattle

  • Kirby and Carlson Podcast November 12, 2019
    Kirby and Carlson Podcast November 12, 2019
    Duration: 19min | 12/11/2019

    This week's topics include city election results, polls, Referendum 88, and did Amazon waste $1.5 million in campaign contributions?

  • November 6, 2019
    November 6, 2019
    Duration: 22min | 06/11/2019

    Election returns round one is complete so let's dig in! There's a new road map for WA Republicans to use in future elections, Snohomish Co. Sheriff lost because he sounded like a social worker, not a cop, Seattle problems creeping in to the surrounding suburbs is being rejected in Snohomish County, what to make of the pending demise of the Seattle city council career of Kshama Sawant, Sawant's people skills likely ruined her re-election chances. Spokane voters send a strong message to city leaders to avoid being like Seattle, compare the media coverage of KY's Republican more losing to GA's Democratic gubernatorial candidate losing, Virginia voters give Democrats control of state legislature but court-mandated redistricting impacted the latest vote, the national trend that should be a red flag for Trump/Republicans in 2020 election, $30 car tabs shows that relatable issues resonate with voters, how this year's R-88/I-1000 debate was vastly different from I-200 vote back in 1998, some way too early thoughts a

  • November 5, 2019
    November 5, 2019
    Duration: 27min | 06/11/2019

    Some national election story lines to know for tonight and tomorrow including the fate of the only Democratic pro-life governor in America, how Virginia's elections today could be a bellwether for 2020 Presidential race, TX voters decided on the fate of an income tax, Colorado voters decide a 'taxpayer bill of rights', Meet The Press airs a 'man on the street' report about reaction to impeachment push against Trump, will the sad story of 9 Americans killed by alleged drug cartels in northern Mexico actually change anything with border security or drug war?, two Washington Nationals players lead the team's celebration at the White House, for all the talk about diversity there isn't a lot at the rallies for Warren or Sanders, are some South Carolina African-American voters homophobic about candidate Pete Buttigieg?

  • October 30, 2019
    October 30, 2019
    Duration: 16min | 30/10/2019

    Topics: The World Series being politicized, Kanye West's switch to Christian music, and the latest on the impeachment inquiry.

  • October 24, 2019
    October 24, 2019
    Duration: 17min | 24/10/2019

    This year's World Series has been wild, and who could the Democrats turn to in their desperation to defeat Trump as a surprise compromise nominee?

  • October 16, 2019
    October 16, 2019
    Duration: 17min | 16/10/2019

    Topics: Dissecting Tuesday's Democratic debate, the National's heading to The World Series and an update on the situation with the Kurds in Syria.

  • October 9, 2019
    October 9, 2019
    Duration: 26min | 09/10/2019

    Wanna hear two conservative Republicans disagree on an issue? Here's your chance. The two KVI show hosts arrive at strongly differing views about Pres. Trump's decision to withdraw US forces in northern Syria and leave ethnic Kurds to fend for themselves against Turkey. Mis-use of the slogan "endless wars", the Kurds’ tremendous effort to battle ISIS, Carlson agrees in principle but says there’s no national interest at this point for the US, Kirby points out the difference between the US actions and its word, Defense Sec. Jim Mattis resignation decision revolves around Turkey right now, the end of the Ottoman Empire in Turkey is also influential on the situation today regarding the US forces removed from northern Syria. Three markers to look for going forward to measure the efficacy of Trump's decision.

  • October 1, 2019
    October 1, 2019
    Duration: 22min | 01/10/2019

    What are the odds that President Trump will be impeached? John & Kirby sound off on the great vape debate - it seems Jay Inslee has been harder on vaping than on heroin, and what happened when a KVI listener returning to the dating scene was asked if she was a Trump supporter?

  • September 17, 2019
    September 17, 2019
    Duration: 18min | 17/09/2019

    The New York Times really bungled their handling of "revelations" from the new book about Brett Kavanaugh. John and Kirby debate how involved the United States should be in the escalating conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Plus, John gives some rare on-air financial advice!

  • September 10, 2019
    September 10, 2019
    Duration: 16min | 10/09/2019

    Kirby and Carlson return...but which one is Iron Man and which one is Captain America (Avengers: Endgame spoilers!) John Bolton is OUT! And we discuss the implications of that decision and what led up to it, and is there a connection to the President's cancelled meeting with the Taliban last weekend at Camp David? Plus John and Kirby weigh in on the upcoming race for Washington state governor and Joshua Freed's candidacy

  • September 3, 2019
    September 3, 2019
    Duration: 28min | 10/09/2019

    On this edition of the Kirby & Carlson Podcast, the KVI hosts discuss the first weekend of college football, Democrats' propensity for behaving badly, the Odessa TX mass murder's background and the tragic fatal fire that killed almost everyone aboard a charter scuba diving boat in California.

  • August 16, 2019
    August 16, 2019
    Duration: 17min | 16/08/2019

    The reboot you've been waiting for! John and Kirby are back together in this exclusive podcast and they guys weigh in on the news of the day including Elizabeth Warren's unexpected momentum and what President Trump can do to change the trends today. Plus, what's going to happen after Jay Inslee comes back to back Washington state and his political future after his (most likely) failed presidential campaign ? Listen to the Commute With Carlson every weekday from 6-9 am and cruise how with the Kirby Wilbur Show from 3-6 pm

  • John amp Kirby Universe - September 4, 2018
    John & Kirby Universe - September 4, 2018
    Duration: 18min | 04/09/2018

    Because YOU demanded it - John & Kirby are back together in this exclusive KVI podcast! They talk about the confirmation hearing for Brett Kavanaugh, various stories involving homelessness in Seattle, safe injection sites, and more!

  • July 10, 2018
    July 10, 2018
    Duration: 01min | 10/07/2018

    Kirby and Carlson combine forces on today’s podcast about the nomination of 7th Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Despite the animosity between Sen. John McCain and Pres. Trump, they explain why McCain could help bolster Kavanaugh’s chances of confirmation. How Kavanaugh compares to the other conservatives already on the Supreme Court. The role retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy may have had in influencing Trump’s decision to choose Kavanaugh. Also some predictions about what happens with the next Supreme Court Justice to retire and when that might happen.

  • May 31, 2018
    May 31, 2018
    Duration: 02h30min | 31/05/2018

    A Seattle tourism official sends a not-so-veiled message to city hall over the latest announcement to house homeless people, three Seattle robbers crash two cars into each other after trying to steal an expensive car in the middle of rush hour gridlock, after 8 years an illegal homeless camp in the Puyallup/Canyon Road area is finally cleared out, two months notice before the Canyon Road homeless camp clear out, let's compare local homeless clean up efforts to how quickly they're acting in Philadelphia.

  • May 30, 2018
    May 30, 2018
    Duration: 02h30min | 30/05/2018

    National Review's David French perfectly encapsulates the Trump derangement from last week's social media saga of the 2014 Obama era picture of immigrant children, knowing the rules of things that will get you fired in show business, Kirby's a little surprised that Roseanne Barr didn't do or say something unacceptable sooner than this given her track record, Italy's gov't thing, the sickening story of a missing Bonney Lake teenage girl who was last seen with a registered sex-offender in the Lakewood WA area.

  • May 29, 2018
    May 29, 2018
    Duration: 02h31min | 29/05/2018

    Our KVI guest from last Friday who is volunteering to clean the grave markers of military veterans became a national news story over the holiday weekend, there's a lot of momentum for the repeal effort to Seattle's 'employee head tax', meet KVI's newest talk show hosts Markley and Van Camp debuting next week 9a-noon. North Korea's latest actions appear to be paving way for re-setting a Trump summit in June, a Bellevue financial sector leader floats a pet theory about North Korea being allowed to keep their nuclear weapons after a Trump summit.

  • May 25, 2018
    May 25, 2018
    Duration: 01h29min | 25/05/2018

    Sinkhole reduces Highway 2 through Skykomish WA to one lane for holiday weekend drivers, another Seattle business takes a forceful stand against the employee head tax, new report shows homeless people in Seattle being helped by the city are housed in rough conditions, KVI callers share stories about loved ones who died in military service, John shares the story of an RV parked on his street and his liberal neighbor's reaction to the arrival of this RV so close to their homes. GUEST: American Legion Post 206 founder in Seattle -- Jordan Houghton-- he's organizing the cleaning (pressure washing) of Veterans grave stones at Seattle's Evergreen Washelli cemetery this weekend before Memorial Day.

  • May 24, 2018
    May 24, 2018
    Duration: 01h29min | 24/05/2018

    St. Sen. Steve O'Ban wants to bring Pierce County's new idea of a $275 per employee job creation tax credit to other areas of Washington, targets of the Seattle employee head tax (Amazon, Vulcan, Starbucks and Albertsons) are ponying up $350,000 to help the head tax repeal effort, GUEST: author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration, John Zmirak, shares some useful historical comparisons about why Mexicans are so ready to split their country for a life of uncertainty in the United States.

  • May 23, 2018
    May 23, 2018
    Duration: 02h30min | 24/05/2018

    A KVI listener says gathering signatures for repeal of Seattle employee head tax is gaining lots of interest, GUEST: Heritage Foundation's expert on financial regulations Norbert Michel on newly approved banking rules from US Congress and how it changes Dodd-Frank laws, Gov. Jay Inslee goes to Iowa as first real sign of his 2020 Presidential aspirations, what would it take for Inslee to win Democratic Party nomination for President in 2020?

  • May 22, 2018
    May 22, 2018
    Duration: 02h38min | 22/05/2018

    Pierce County unveils a plan for Seattle businesses paying the 'head tax' to move southward, if you thought Seattle's employee head tax was expensive wait until you hear about Seattle's waterfront "LID" (local improvement district), a New Jersey school pr

  • May 21, 2018
    May 21, 2018
    Duration: 01h29min | 21/05/2018

    John and Kirby start by talking about how dysfunctional the city of Seattle is and what the Seattle City Council learned just two weeks before the head tax vote (read the KUOW article here) - Plus, our first guest is Saul Spady, he joins us to talk about the petition to get an initiative to stop the head tax on the November ballot. Our next guest this hour is Steven Hayes - editor in chief of the Weekly Standard to talk about his upcoming appearance at the Washington Policy Center's Solutions Summit (more info about that event here). Plus, it's Media Bias Monday and Kirby has the truth about Hamas & Israel, the number of school shootings, and President Trump's remarks about members of MS-13 as "animals".

  • May 18, 2018
    May 18, 2018
    Duration: 02h39min | 18/05/2018

    John Carlson and Kirby Wilbur talk about the school shooting in Texas plus more anger over the 'head tax" and homelessness. It's another edition of Campus Crazies and our guest is Jim Piek from JBLM to talk about the Armed Forces Day Celebration on Saturday! We also talk to Kathy Sutherland about the Olympic Conference on June 2nd and the KOMO's Matt Markovich joins us to talk about his stories on homelessness.

  • May 17, 2018
    May 17, 2018
    Duration: 02h32min | 17/05/2018

    Why did Seattle Police hold back the information about that brutal rape by a homeless man on Monday? John and Kirby talk about that as well as the hatchet attack in downtown Seattle. Plus, Evergreen State College has seen a sharp decline in applications and the guys take calls from listeners about volcanoes and homelessness. That and History Mystery!

  • May 16, 2018
    May 16, 2018
    Duration: 02h30min | 16/05/2018

    The debate over #LaurelorYanny continues and Kirby points out how silly it is but John has a theory and the calles just have fun with it, and Seattle is becoming a punch line because of the actions of the city council and the 'head tax'.

  • May 15, 2014
    May 15, 2014
    Duration: 02h32min | 15/05/2018

    Seattle head tax passes despite widespread opposition, Seattle mayor pats herself on back for head tax compromise plan passing, a scientific poll within Seattle shows the best case scenario for residents supporting a head tax, Seattle city council adamantly dropped Wells Fargo bank over politics and no other bank wanted to bid on the city's contract for banking services, Kirby has a spot in Seattle for 300 homeless people, a major grocery store says it's closing two Seattle stores due to cost of regulations on businesses.

  • May 14, 2014
    May 14, 2014
    Duration: 02h31min | 14/05/2018

    NFL Hall of Famer and Seahawks legend, Steve Largent, shares his thoughts on the passing of former head coach Chuck Knox, Largent and the guys also talk about today's ruling paving the way for legalized sports betting in New Jersey, two new volcanic fissures have emerged near Kilauea in Hawaii and one of them is 1000 feet long, US officially opens new Israeli embassy in Jerusalem, what the embassy move means for the two-state solution, Trump chief-of-staff's comments to NPR about immigration are being called racist by some of the usual suspects on the left, there's a big disconnect between the Seattle City Council and the public support for the employee head tax.

  • May 11, 2018
    May 11, 2018
    Duration: 02h30min | 11/05/2018

    Seattle's mayor wants to try slow-motion socialism, apparently; the Seattle homeless issues belies on-going financial mismanagement by city leaders, GUEST: Tim Eyman says he's loaning himself $500,000 for a third initiative on $30 car tabs. A Seattle business woman comes out ardently for the employee head tax but there's a catch, a new statewide initiative would end 'gun free zone' schools in Washington, I-1621 Tyler sponsor needs 300,000 signatures by July 6th, Israel just proved that Russian anti-missile defense systems don't work very well, we have a healthy dose of Mariachi music for Cinco de Mayo stories in Campus Crazies.

  • May 10, 2018
    May 10, 2018
    Duration: 01h29min | 10/05/2018

    The push back against Seattle's most vocal socialist continues to grow, John's latest Crosscut column, GUEST: Bellevue City Councilman, Jared Nieuwenhuis, talks about the prospect of Seattle businesses taking shelter in nearby cities if they choose to avoid the proposed employee head tax, numerous questions about the fatal shooting of a black man at a West Seattle track & field event who's daughter was competing there, Trump praises North Korea's unexpected release of 3 Americans and announces date for summit with Kim Jong Un.

  • May 9, 2018
    May 9, 2018
    Duration: 02h31min | 09/05/2018

    M's are the new sports darlings in Seattle with historic no-hitter, pit bull mix dog attack in Arlington comes as Yakima may repeal its law passed 30 yrs ago banning pit bulls in the city, KVI callers sound off on pit bulls including one man who's family was nearly attacked, instant analysis of last night's 4 primary votes in IN, OH, WV, NC and what it means for the various Republican candidates.

  • May 8, 2018
    May 8, 2018
    Duration: 02h31min | 08/05/2018

    A Yakima WA area man, Sean Marceau, is pleading for the return of a US flag autographed by the fellow soldiers of his son KIA in Afghanistan, amid interview KVI listeners call spontaneously to donate $700 for flag reward, Sawant Q13 defensive interview, a Seattle shipyard leader tells embattled city councilman to get out of event, one new video is encapsulating the current Hawaii volcanic/lava eruption story.

  • May 7, 2018
    May 7, 2018
    Duration: 02h30min | 07/05/2018

    Kirby attended a music concert with a mysterious disappearing act, the Seattle business community starts to call the city council's bluff on $75 million employee head tax (for subsidized housing), San Diego vs. Seattle on how the cities have handled homeless people in cars. Better late than never in Seattle, a judge’s ruling on Mueller special counsel doesn't help the case against Trump, Rudy Giuliani vs. George Stephanopolous, more Mueller talk, Media Bias Monday stories include... Kirby quizzes John about a story in Milwaukie, there was a noticeable lack of national media coverage for a federal judge's ruling that benefits Trump in the Mueller investigation, Rosie O'Donnell admits to illegal campaign contributions; the NRA convention was heavily attended.

  • May 4, 2018
    May 4, 2018
    Duration: 02h30min | 04/05/2018

    The Seattle Sawant shout-down punctuates a monumental week as the city's working & middle class forcefully push back against activist city council members who are willfully botching the response to homelessness, a Seattle iron worker directly tells Sawant why he supports Amazon and not her, news of the current 3.9% unemployment rate leads to some funny memories from the year 2000, the Iron Workers Local 86 need to start merchandising!, why the Kshama Sawant wing of Seattle politics is now boldly targeting the city mayor.

  • May 3, 2018
    May 3, 2018
    Duration: 02h30min | 03/05/2018

    The WA Supreme Court fast-tracks the citizen initiative to conduct a public vote on Seattle's heroin injection site plan, GUESTS: I-27 legal counsel and I-27 sponsor, Mark Lamb and Joshua Freed, respectively join the show to talk about the appeal getting a fair hearing to let the voters decide the fate of supervised heroin injection sites, Rudy Giuliani weighs in on Trump's revelation that he paid back attorney over Stormy Daniels NDA, not a campaign expenditure, the day after May Day the 'black bloc'/anti-capitalist vandalize Olympia businesses.

  • May 2, 2018
    May 2, 2018
    Duration: 02h30min | 02/05/2018

    Kirby&Carlson: the prom dress 'cultural appropriation' discussion continues, a new undercover James O'Keefe (Project Veritas) video shows a teacher's union president explaining how he keeps criminal teachers in the classroom, despite a 75% increase in education spending in WA student test scores have only increased slightly (in last 9 yrs), the new Amy Chozik book about Hillary Clinton points to excessive drinking, another story about a Seattle city councilwoman that residents think isn't taking the homeless filth/crime problems seriously.

  • May 1, 2018
    May 1, 2018
    Duration: 01h19min | 01/05/2018

    The founder of Patriot Prayer USA, Joey Gibson, joins the show to talk about why he's joining the May Day march in downtown Seattle today, a Mountlake Terrace woman has been taken off life support and died after being viciously attacked 3 weeks ago in a random attack by a mentally unhinged man with a prior criminal record, an Amber Alert scare in Tacoma turns out to be a grandpa using duct tape on a 10yr old, the Trump tax roll-back is going to benefit customers of the Puget Sound's biggest electric utility.

  • April 30, 2018
    April 30, 2018
    Duration: 01h18min | 01/05/2018

    White House Correspondent for Newsmax who attended the weekend's dismal Correspondent's Dinner talks about the debacle, another letter from a Seattleite moving out of the city because of the ludicrous city politics/politicians, the reader comments to the Seattleite leaving Seattle are really telling. KVI callers sound off on the possible fixes for Seattle homelessness, the $12 million per mile price tag for a stretch of Seattle bike lanes is the new "I told ya so" example, in Monday Media Bias stories an update on MSNBC's Joy Reed homophobic slur(s) saga, CNN pundit says female comic at White House Correspondent's Dinner wasn't interested in being funny, a CNN terrorism analyst puts the Correspondent's Dinner in perspective.

  • April 24, 2018
    April 24, 2018
    Duration: 02h40min | 24/04/2018

    We have a demoralizing update to our story about helping Seattle homeless woman "Melissa", GUEST: Denny Hancock met with Melissa yesterday and says the obstacle to getting Melissa to permanent shelter is someone living in the tent with her, a KVI caller points out that the "Melissa" update underscores why we need to stop using the term homeless, KING 5 story about human waste and crime at the front door of the King Co. Courthouse in Seattle, a KVI caller tries to argue with Kirby and John about their effort to help "Melissa".

  • April 23, 2018
    April 23, 2018
    Duration: 02h30min | 23/04/2018

    A KVI caller wonders why Amazon in Seattle would have James Comey speaking to employees today, the bittersweet story of James Shaw Jr rising to fame for disarming the weekend's Nashville Waffle House murderer who is still on the loose, "Exploring Washington's Past" is a tremendous book about Eastern and Western Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee proclaims WA has the best weed in the U.S. of A., earning more than $150K a year puts you in the top 20% of earners, if you earn less than $50K a year you pay no federal income tax, gun rights and 2nd Amendment supporters held a big rally at the Olympia capitol campus over the weekend.

  • April 20, 2018
    April 20, 2018
    Duration: 01h27min | 20/04/2018

    A UW College Republican group was vandalized on campus and it looks like AntiFA is involved, a new poll on guns, a KVI caller who just decided to join the NRA calls the show to talk about why he joined, GUEST: economist with ALEC Jonathan Williams says some problems with the Washington/local economy are looming.

  • April 19, 2018
    April 19, 2018
    Duration: 01h29min | 19/04/2018

    Iconic new superhero flick "Black Panther" will be first movie screened in 35 years at a movie theater in Saudi Arabia, Starbucks public relations chaos after police arrest two black men who were waiting inside but not buying anything, KVI callers sound off on the Starbucks backlash, two crime stories in Burien defy explanation leaving one person attacked with a machete in critical condition.