take your answer off the air...

  • HorsesAss.Org: the straight poop on WA politics & the press
    progressive brilliance from the guy who pointed out Tim Eyman's nascent horse's-assedness
  • Talker's Magazine
    The quirky talk radio trade mag. Check the Talk Radio Research Project- it's not very scientific, but places on the top 15 talkers list (scroll down to Talk Radio Audiences By Size)) are as hotly contested as Emmys (and mean just about as much).
  • The Advocate
    No, not THAT Advocate... it's the Northwest Progressive Institute's Official Blog.
  • Media Matters
    Documentation of right-wing media in video, audio and text.
  • Orcinus
    home of David Neiwert, freelance investigative journalist and author who writes extensively about far-right hate groups
  • Hominid Views
    "People, politics, science, and whatnot" Darryl is a statistician who fights imperialism with empiricism, gives good links and wry commentary.
  • Jesus' General
    An 11 on the Manly Scale of Absolute Gender, a 12 on the Heavenly Scale of the 10 Commandments and a 6 on the earthly scale of the Immaculately Groomed.
  • Howie in Seattle
    Howie Martin is the Abe Linkin' of progressive Seattle.
  • Streaming Radio Guide
    Hellishly long (5795!) list of radio streaming, steaming on the Internets.
  • The Naked Loon
    News satire -- The Onion in the Seattle petunia patch.
  • Irrational Public Radio
    "informs, challenges, soothes and/or berates, and does so with a pleasing vocal cadence and unmatched enunciation. When you listen to IPR, integrity washes over you like lava, with the pleasing familiarity of a medium-roast coffee and a sensible muffin."
  • The Maddow Blog
    Here's the hyper-interactive La Raych of MSNBC. daily show-vids, freakishly geeky research, and classy graphics.
  • Northwest Broadcasters
    The AM, FM, TV and digital broadcasters of Northwest Washington, USA and Southwest British Columbia, Canada. From Kelso, WA to the northern tip of Vancouver Island, BC - call letters, formats, slogans, networks, technical data, and transmitter maps. Plus "recent" news.
  • News Corpse
    The Internet's chronicle of media decay.
  • The Moderate Voice
    The voice of reason in the age of Obama, and the politics of the far-middle.
  • News Hounds
    Dogged dogging of Fox News by a team who seems to watch every minute of the cable channel so you don't have to.
  • HistoryLink
    Fun to read and free encyclopedia of Washington State history. Founded by the late Walt Crowley, it's an indispensable tool and entertainment source for history wonks and surfers alike.

right-wing blogs we like

  • The Reagan Wing
    Hearin lies the real heart of Washington State Republicans. Doug Parris runs this red-meat social conservative group site which bars no holds when it comes to saying who they are and who they're not; what they believe and what they don't; who their friends are and where the rest of the Republicans can go. Well-written, and flaming.
  • Orbusmax
    inexhaustible Drudgery of NW conservative news
  • The Radio Equalizer
    prolific former Seattle KVI, KIRO talk host speaks authoritatively about radio.
Blog powered by Typepad
Member since 02/2005

statcounter

« Endless summer, president bush, and where the cocyxx meets the lucite | Main | Allan Prell to appear on Horse's Ass radio »

July 09, 2007

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bf6cb53ef00e008d4ef6c8834

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference NPR: a conversation with bryant park project's alison stewart:

Comments

sparky

She is just awesome. She is the only person who does a good job filling in for Keith. Bla'M, didnt you say earlier that we wont be able to get her new show here?

joanie

I don't get cable and have never seen MTV. What was so ground-breaking about the political coverage in '92? Anybody know?

She sounds intereesting.

JDB

joanie: I'm guessing the question to Bill Clinton as to whether he wears boxers of briefs.

However, Ms. Stewart has matured well since that time. She has been a great fill in for Olbermann when he is out, and should be excellent on NPR. It will be interesting to see how the new show works, but I'm wishing them the best.

mac

She's a hot ticket and funny.

sparky

She IS really pretty. Smart, too!

lars

I just listened to the pilot. It's pretty interesting. I could definitely listen to the show. There is enough hard news there to satisfy my news jones, and they are likable.

Michael Manfredi

I don't know about this dumbing down of the news. they can be all hip, but will they talk about taxes, and land use, and population problems, and social security minutia? These are the things that go by the wayside on TV and most broadcast news because they are drop dead boring. But they're important and need to be discussed. Is this not just another tapdance for the lowest common denominator who wants their news to be entertaining? OK, why isn't it?

Frankenputz

Yeah, the daily show is really funny and well-done, but how much news do you really get from it?

JDB

Frankenputz:

More than you get from watching Fox. Heck, if you watch Fox, you would probably be surprised that people are upset about Scooter Libby being set free or Bush firing attorneys for purely political reasons.

schmee

How appropriate: Prell to the Horse's ass.

chucks

Or Wm Jefferson Clinton freeing terrorist (FALN) for votes for the Mrs., Or freeing some rich bastard because his ex donated half a million bucks for his shrine in Arkansas. Or maybe firing a whole travel department (loyal guvment employees to many administrations) so that his cronies can run it.
Maybe firing over nintey attorneys right up front, without regard for their years of service to our nation.
I personally am offended by the canning of our US Attorney in Seattle. He is one of the good guys in my humble opinion, however, it is presidential prerogative to can who you want.
Alison Stewart is funny and serious. She is much easier to take than that loon she subs for on MSNBC, Olberman.
I am looking forward to her radio show with Burbank. Will listen to the pilot tonight.

sparky

Scooter Libby was the lawyer for the rich bastard and thought he should be pardoned, chucks. Ironic, no?

chucks

Ironic, no. Libby was his lawyer and it was his job to do the best for his client. That is what lawyers do.
More moronic IMHO.
That is why OJ is playing golf. Lawyers doing what they get paid to do.
Shakespeare "Kill the lawyers"
Probably not a good idea. Just create fewer of um.

joanie

At least Clinton had the good sense of precedent to wait until the end of his term. What do you suppose the rush is for Scooter?

joanie

Check this out . . . "Michael Moore Rips Wolf Blitzer" The video is fabulous. Gotta love Michael Moore. And Wolf takes it very well.

joanie

Sorry, one more "don't miss" "Robert Greenwald’s “Impeach”

I first heard this on Bubba's show yesterday when he interviewed Greenwald. Watch it yourself.

Oh man! I hope people are finally getting mad enough to take this administration to criminal court! (which would be much better than impeachment!) This "Scotter" thing sure has people talking.

chucks

And what was the rush of the judge to imprison Libby before the appeals process had gone its coarse?
If that process had been allowed, than maybe President Thompson would not have been so inclined to commute Libby's sentence.

cowpotpi3

Chuck, you are aware that what you are saying is wrong on its face, aren't you? In case you are unaware of how things work in our legal process, you might know that sentences are literally never delayed so a different court can hear an appeal. Judges typically don't overturn their own court's decisions. There was no real reason for Libby to be free at the time. Do you have any evidence to the contrary other that your partisanship? I doubt it.

I also doubt you would be singing the same tune if the politicians we are discussing were anything other than loyal Republican stooges and you know it.

I just don't get your hypocrisy here. This isn't even analogous to Clinton's pardons...none of those people he pardoned at the end had the goods on him nor was he worried they were going to squeal to a prosecutor. So much for you "law and order" Republicans! How do you look at yourself in the mirror spewing lies like this and call yourself a moral person?

Duffman

...or how do you measure yourself with other people?...by height?

cowpotpi3

This is simply Chuck buying in to another ridiculous talking point: "Clinton did it toooOOooOOo." That belongs on a playground and not in the national discourse. It is both illogical (since the situations are clearly not the same) and also...they are now comparing Bush's actions with those of a hated Clinton's? Illogical x2.

Duffman

WADR CPP3: I doubt the Repugs have any 'talking points' left. They seem to be drowning (one-another) in a quagmire of confusion.

Duffman

..and there's not much I would agree with Cindy *'GIAR' Sheehan on but why oh why doesn't the lovely and gracious Ms Pelosi go in for the kill?

[* give it a rest]

chucks

Screw you cpp3
I think the whole idea of presidential pardons is bullshit. I admit that I have know idea where they came from in the first place. I think the whole idea of governors having the same power is stupid as well.
Something about the constitution and the separation of power. Still utter bullshit.
That being said, it has been going on forever. Just because I compare Clinton's pardon for profit to Bush's pardon for butt covering does not imply that I agree with either. I am just not sure which I consider closer to the sewer.
Maybe we the people should consider a constitutional amendment to eliminate the power. Maybe that is something you weasels on the left can do together with us snakes on the right to end the problem of political pardons.

Duffman

"Do you have any evidence to the contrary other that your partisanship.."
"..none of those people he pardoned at the end had the goods on him.."

I have no dog in this fight and moreover I've expressed great support for the Clintons' -but in the 'somewhat' interest of fairness CPP3 -you 'press' chucks for 'evidence' in one breath...and yet in the next you make a statement that you can't possibly back up? Do you actually think that no one of the 'Pardongate''s 140 pardons had anything on him...not even 'Roger'? What pray tell are you smokin.
And I find it interesting/humorous to see you referencing 'talking points' as you seem to follow them to the letter and even in the one's inherent in the MC that perpetuates on this blog. :o)

cowpotpi3

Chuck do I need to get a box of Crayons and draw some pictures to help you understand this? Jeez are you being purposefully dense to protect your indefensible POV or are you just that insipid?

Clinton didn't pardon a guy who was in a position to out his involvement in a GROSS FELONY and TREASONOUS crime like outing a covert CIA agent. There is a distinction which intellectually and morally bankrupt people like yourself keep ignoring.

Keep hiding behind some veiled statement like "I don't like any Presidential pardons" if you like. We all know that you lack the cajones to put those statements into practice when it comes to Bush et al. How is that morality treating you?

Duffman

chucks: cant't you see CPP3 is lonely - wants you to come out and play...even uses you to get a message to me...OMG what a CS!
[But..stickin to his MC's talking points]

cowpotpi3

Got anything to refute in the line of argumentation Duff or are you still playing your fake persona on the internet? Get back to me when you learn something (never).

Duffman

btw: in order to alleviate the Pavlovian drool of many on this blog (esp: sparky) in wonderment of what Duff means by MC?...it's 'Minion Club'; you see MC members are following the talking point of may be if we ignore Duff -he'll go away. Well, unlike talk show hosts I thrive on being ignored. In this case your ignorance is truly my bliss.

Duffman

...and CPP3 you trip over yourself so much no one need refute you...it is self evident.

cowpotpi3

Trip over myself? Unfortunately for you my arguments are cogent (especially in this most recent case). If you are either 1) not bright enough to come up with a legit argument or 2) afraid to engage in debate with somebody who won't kiss your ass and would rather get in your face then please run away.

So now that you're been insulted, feel free to slink away or step up and try and refute my arguement. In case you forgot we're talking about how Chuck's reference to pardons is irrelevant.

Duffman

Can you read genius; I wasn't defending chucks point I was simply pointing out how you can't be sure that 140 folks who were pardoned did not have the goods on the Clintons' - and even tho you narrowed that statement, you still can't be sure unless you have some way of knowing exactly what each of the 140 know...and how would you know that??

cowpotpi3

I can clearly read better than yourself. It is pretty obvious to any thinking individual on its face that the situations between the two pardons are vastly different. I even spelled it out s...l...o...w...l...y... for you and you still can't figure it out. Name one of those 140 people who would have been able to squeal on Bush and Cheney's commission of high treason and how that is in any way comparable. The fact that you can't understand that it is irrelevant what these people might have known just reinforces my point that you're incapable of logical thought. Try taking some of your own advise and reading the whole post before you comment.

chucks

That's ok duffy. cpp3 is so wrapped up in his/her own views that anyone who differs is stupid. Some days I enjoy sparring with his/her liberal rants. Other times I just think he/she is just acting like the following end of a donkey.
I do not understand why old Joe Wilson or David Corn were not investigated or tried for their roles in "outing" Plame. (the he/she part is not meant to be an insult. I really just do not know cpp3's gender)

cowpotpi3

Just so you can't keep playing dumb (which you are very good at) here is the Crayola version of some of the obvious differences:

1) Timing. Clinton did this crap that last few days of his Presidency. Bush needs to weather the storm for a lot longer than that.

2) Number. How many people does Bush pardon? Like none. He DOES however pardon somebody who may have direct evidence (and does unless you are a lying Republican loyalist) of a high crime ordered by the VP and/or the President.

3) Treason. Name one traitor in the group that Clinton pardoned that jeopardized the cover of a covert CIA agent to hit back at political opponents for telling the truth because it undermined his lies attempting to justify a war?

Wow do you really not understand any of this or are you too deep undercover yourself Duffy?

cowpotpi3

Just so you can't keep playing dumb (which you are very good at) here is the Crayola version of some of the obvious differences:

1) Timing. Clinton did this crap that last few days of his Presidency. Bush needs to weather the storm for a lot longer than that.

2) Number. How many people does Bush pardon? Like none. He DOES however pardon somebody who may have direct evidence (and does unless you are a lying Republican loyalist) of a high crime ordered by the VP and/or the President.

3) Treason. Name one traitor in the group that Clinton pardoned that jeopardized the cover of a covert CIA agent to hit back at political opponents for telling the truth because it undermined his lies attempting to justify a war?

Wow do you really not understand any of this or are you too deep undercover yourself Duffy?

cowpotpi3

Chuck, so I can take it that you have no backup for your claims? I just outlined the obvious differences between your talking point which went in your ears and got spewed out your keyboard uncritically.

You are not stupid because you differ with my opinion, you are stupid because when presented with evidence of how your opinion is based upon nothing but Republican talking points you can't refute anything logically. All you can come up with is some pathetic attempt at gender bending insults?

So can or will you refute the arguement or are you going to whine like the little girl you accuse others of being? And I thought you wanna bees were supposed to be manly. Weak.

chucks

So cpp3
Is what you are saying is that it was ok to pardon terrorist for votes, or Mark Richardson for $$$, or firing all the US prosecutors to put in his own? Waiting till the end is just cowardice. At least Bush is getting and taking the heat.
Nothing that I have posted on this thread suggests that I am ok with any of the pardons, or the program itself. I did say that I am against the whole damn thing. The only thing I said was that it is the POTUS prerogative to pardon anybody. Even Charles Manson if he so chooses. It does not matter who is pissed off about it, you, me, Nancy, Hillary, Harry etc. It just does not matter.
You are so wrapped in yourself that you are arguing with somebody who does not have an argument with you. Unless, of coarse you think Democrat pardons are ok, just not Republican.
To answer one of your charges, No, I do not see the difference between the outing of Plame by Libby, Wilson or Corn or the FALN terrorist and Richardson pardons. All are wrong. All were self serving to the respective presidents and perhaps detrimental to our nation.

chucks

See cowpot
There you go again. I have a difficult time be non-gender specific when talking/keyboarding with anybody. I really have no idea what gender you are. That is not meant to insult you or anybody else. If I knew, I could address you properly. But I recognize that it just may be none of my business and will respect your anonymity. Another non-issue.

Duffman

cpp3: Just as I thought you have no knowledge of what those 140 'pardon'ees' knew about the Clintons. That was my total point. Try to twist any way you want...you just don't have the goods. Other than that point, like I said I have no dog in the fight. You just proved my point.
Point-Set-MATCH! Nice try.

joanie

Screw you cpp3

Another logical response to a well-articulated factual argument.

And if these Clilnton pardons had the "goods" on him, I would imagine he would have pardoned them sooner. Not wait until he had nothing to lose.

But then, dullards may not get that fine point.

joanie

Actually, I think that should be nothing to gain. :)

Duffman

...that's right joanie; you too have proved my point: you could only 'imagine'
man, this gets easier every day.

joanie

chucks: Even Charles Manson if he so chooses. It does not matter who is pissed off about it, you, me, Nancy, Hillary, Harry etc. It just does not matter.

Well, it matters to me. I don't equate treason with sex. Sorry, chucks. I do have some ability to discriminate levels of criminality.


I'm reading and responding post by post. I can't believe the responses from you two. If all this is no big deal, why did we all have to go through the Cllinton impeachment? I mean, one little lie about sex and another "little" lie outing a CIA agent and treason brought by a Republican prosecutor and heard before a Republican judge.

My, my. What am I missing?


And, cowpot, haven't you learned yet to ignore Duff?

Duffman

It's like trying to ignore 'substance' and education...can't do it. But rest assured I thrive on your ignorance....hahaha; like I said 'tis my bliss.
btw: any one seen CPP3 and joanie in the room at the same time...Hmmmmm; chucks - ever see them communicate much?...Hmmmmm :O)

Duffman

You see chucks: they (the MC team) don't have a clue how to handle someone like me. They don't see how I could have independent thoughts and yet support the Clintons'. So, they label me as 'shill', 'troll' and they have adopted a talking point: 'ignore Duff' may be he'll go away. THTH (too hot to handle).
This is too easy...I must let the DNC know how weak their support is on this blog and how many CSs there are.

chucks

Does anybody out there agree with me that the whole pardon thing in and of itself is corrupt? Forget the partisan crap. The system itself is bad.
I think somewhere up there I said that Bush's was to cover his butte.
Clinton's was for personal gain. Neither is acceptable IMHO.
Joanie, it is a big deal to me.
The only pardon that I ever believed in was Ford's of Nixon. And not because his ass did not deserve prison. He did. But it was better for the country to get past Nixon.

Duffman

IM(not so humble)O: the pardon scheme is totally bogus; what kind of example is it to our Nation's youth (and not so youth). I say do away with it and make EVERYone own up to their responsibilities and pay for lack of.
And don't even make me go into the inequities of the Congressional health/medical coverage plan as compared to what the 'rest of us' must endure!!!

waiting fo' Duffman

oohh yaawnn.....

Duffman

Oh yes..we must deal with alias's - such a CS thing to do.

cowpotpi3

Boy trying to get some of you obtuse mental pygmies to use sound logic is getting to be quite a chore.

Slowly, for those of you who STILL don't get it:

Chuck et al come in here saying "pardons suck but Clinton did it too." This is completely outside the issue. Pardons themselves are not the issue. Clinton is not the issue. Bush IS the issue. This was my original point and nothing you have said has made a bit of difference other than being a feeble attempt to change the subject because you know you can't refute the argument.

Got it?

Argue and obfuscate all you want to try and deflect from the fact that Bush succeeded in shutting up a guy who could out him for a high crime (outing a CIA agent for political revenge). You're flat out wrong to bring up Clinton, especially since you're on record saying it was wrong when he did it too.

What you're doing is called giving lip service to what you know is morally and ethically indefensible and then in a cowardly fashion turning a blind eye because of your own partisanship. Call me an asshole all you want...but you know I'm right.

The comments to this entry are closed.

April 2013

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30        

Tip Jar

Change is good

Tip Jar

Twitter Updates

    follow me on Twitter

    pacific nw talk stations

    • KIRO 710ESPN Seattle 710 KHz
      Games and sports-blabber
    • KIROFM 97.3
      Multi-format: news and nearly all local talk. This is where classic KIRO AM news talk radio went... hopefully, not to die. The home of Dave Ross & Luke Burbank, Dori Monson, Ron & Don, Frank Shiers, Bill Radke, Linda Thomas, Tony Miner and George Noory.
    • KUOW FM 94.9
      Seattle's foremost public radio news and talk.
    • KVI am 570 KHz
      Visit the burnt-out husk of one of the seminal right-wing talkers in all the land. Here's where once trilled the reactionary tones of Rush Limbaugh, John Carlson, Kirby Wilbur, Mike Siegel, Peter Weissbach, Floyd Brown, Dinky Donkey, and Bryan Suits. Now it's Top 40 hits from the '60's & '70's aimed at that diminishing crowd who still remembers them and can still hear.
    • KTTH am 770 KHz
      Right wing home of local, and a whole bunch of syndicated righties such as Glennn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Medved, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Lars Larsony, and for an hour a day: live & local David Boze.
    • KPTK am 1090 KHz
      Syndicated liberal talk. Stephanie Miller, Thom Hartmann, Ed Schultz, Randi Rhodes, Norman Goldman fill in the large hole to the left on Northwest radio dial.
    • KLFE AM 1590 kHz
      Syndicated right-wing 2nd stringers like Mark Levin, Bill Bennett, Mike Gallagher, Dennis Prager, Dennis Miller and Hugh Hewitt inhabit this timid-voiced neighbor honker for your radio enjoyment (unless you're behind something large like Costco).
    • KOMOAM
      News, traffic, Ken Schram and John Carlson.
    • Washington State Radio Stations
      Comprehensive list of every danged AM & FM station on the dial.
    • KKOL am 1300 KHz
      Once a rabid right-wing talker, except for Lou Dobbs, it's all business....