~ o radio readers, please bear with us through this political season- election stuff to us is like crack to an investment counselor- we just can't get enough. You aren't the only one complaining, believe us. We have, throughout our lives, lost plenty because of our jones for politics- wives, families, houses, homes, jobs, intimate articles of clothing, etc. Political cycles that never break; candidates who start campaigning the day after the election; a presidential cycle that starts two years out; 24 hour news channels; Web sites and blogs; all sincerely, searingly, incessantly, insouciantly blah-blah-blabbing the minutiae, have ruined our lives more than once. It's sad and wrong- but fortunately it'll be over briefly come November- and we hope to be in Guatemala.
~ listening to Sean Hannity this ayem we heard a little taste of what's to come for burgeoning superstar Barack Obama, the freshman Democratic senator from Illinois who's walking on water this week. Hannity, who isn't quite ready to bludgeon the charismatic young man of color just yet, (it's not time) reminded listeners that Obama has admitted to using drugs and drinking in college, and that would be something we should all keep in mind before we make a judgment about his political being. (Obama is too good- he'd better look out- liberals who look as good as he does have gotten shot in this country).
~ Here we go again- it's MIKE WEBB WEDNESDAY, 10-25, when Webb returns for his insurance fraud retrial down in Judge Spector's court (rm 733, King Co courthouse) at 9a. If you can't make it, we'll be there.
~ Wow. The David Goldstein show was so good Sunday that we (and a whole lot of our readers) came to the conclusion that Goldy just might make it in radio. Not everyone can be a talk host, and Goldstein had no broadcast experience before being set loose on KIRO on Sunday nights (7-10p). But he gets better every week, and in Sunday's show with Philip Gold, Darcy Burner, Peter Goldmark, and former Seattle Weekly columnist Geov Parrish, it all came together. Goldy and Geov, who has experience as a broadcaster, have an on-air chemistry remarked upon by several readers. We're fantasizing the two of them as Sytman & Boze with good politics and actual listeners. Are you listening, KPTK? listen to the KIRO podcast: hour one, hour two, hour three
~ We can't help it if you google "listening to women poop" and get BlatherWatch. And as far as what you might come to if you search "oldman incest reality?" we know nothing.
~ Our little kerfuffle with Irene Song-Sharkansky, the toothed wife and lawyer of Sound Politics' Stefan Song-Sharkansky- was hilarious and drew the ire of the junkyard dogs who skulk around the humorless Republican website. But it also produced a blathercomment that's definitely in the running for the READER COMMENT OF THE YEAR in our upcoming, annual THE BEST,THE WORST,THE MEDIOCRE OF SEATTLE TALK RADIO, 2006. This from Lazy Murrow (who happens to be last year's winner):
Oh, the Shark, babe,
has such teeth, dear,
Oh no wait, that's
Just his wife.
He's a blowhard
'neath a skirt, dear,
which explains his
~ in the Jesus, Rush Dep't, Big Pants today claimed that Michael J. Fox, who has Parkinson's, was just acting or was intentionally off his meds so he could jerk like a gimp in the political ad he did for the Senate candidate Clair McHaskill (D-MO) who supports stem cell research that could give hope to the 42-year-old actor. He suffers the odd jerky movements associated with the disease that's killing him. Rush always projects his own lack of values on other people, though it's hard to imagine him off his meds. See the ad here.
~ nestled like a pig larva among the many e-mails we get from Nigerian bankers and widows in Ouagadougou (it's because of our high financial and community stature) was recently one with a pharmaceutical opportunity and a subject line that was well-nigh irresistible: "My peenis is always hard and is able to move without interruption!"
~ A must-read is the new edition of Seattle Magazine where we have written a long feature about the Tom Wales case. He's the federal prosecutor assassinated in 2001 by an unknown gunman as he sat at his computer in his basement office on Seattle's Queen Anne Hill. We covered a little new ground in the piece, but we couldn't write much about the hunch we got researching the piece that something is up- the feds could be making an arrest in the case one of these days sooner than later.
~ And don't miss in the same issue, our pandering to The Seattle Times chief political reporter David Postman, named by the magazine as one of the 26 most influential people in town. We're not sure what the significance of the number 26 is, but the hagiographic little piece gave us a chance to suck-up to the diminutive reporter in hopes he'll link his big fat blog to Blatherwatch more often or give us phone numbers from his renowned Rolodex. (You must steal this magazine or read it in the QFC- it's invisible on the Web, and read only in doctors offices and in Bellevue.)