~~ we're still feeling a little woozy, which is why we're blogging weird and wonky.
~~ Oops, Dep't. Kirby Wilbur (KVI m-f 5-9a) rolled out property tax initiative I-1030, on his show Wednesday, with the help of national right-wing hitman, Floyd Brown (presumably to provide a "celebrity" to the auspicious occasion) and nutty wing man, wingnut Wynn Cannon whom, we were told, wrote the masterpiece. Introducing grumpy, reactionary initiatives and referenda is traditionally done on Kirby's show. "Cut' em off at the purse strings." Kirby proclaimed. This dog will pass for sure, we thinks: When Horsesass.org's David Goldstein applied the math to his own house, he found his property bill "would be reduced by a stunning 99.4 percent!" He'd pay only $25.26 on "Arse Acres," his Seward Park manse. Goldy writes: "Perhaps that wasn’t exactly what Kirby intended, but then, perhaps he should have consulted a lawyer before writing, you know… a law."
~~ Phil Hendry's Sauerkraut Chocolate cake: 2/3 c. shortening 1 tsp. vanilla 1/3 tsp. salt 1/2 c. cocoa 3 eggs 2 1/2 c. sifted cake flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. baking powder 1 c. water 1/2 c. drained sauerkraut, chopped. Cream sugar and shortening with electric beater on medium speed 10 minutes. Add vanilla, salt and cocoa. Continue beating 5 minutes on low speed. Add eggs and blend 5 minutes or until light. Sift flour, baking soda and baking powder together. Add alternately with the water, using low speed. Wash the sauerkraut, chop, and add to mixture. Mix thoroughly and bake in 9x13x2 inch greased and floured pan at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. Cool and frost.
~~ Morning Joe Snarlborough: " can you think of one new positive idea the Republicans have come up with in 15 years?
Fisher Communications' annual stockholders meeting which we predicted would be a blood bath, turned out to be a bit of a snoozer. Confrontation was avoided after Fisher announced earlier i n the week that it was significantly reducing the size of a stock incentive plan for executives from 1,060,000 shares to 300,000 shares. This was in response to protests from some major New York Stockholders. But within the shaky media company, TV is up, and radio is not. According to the P-I's Bill Virgin, "About the only mention radio got during management presentations was a chart showing radio's margins with and without the financial effect of Seattle Mariners broadcasts. This is the last year for Fisher's six-season contract to carry Mariners games on KOMO-AM/1000, and lately Fisher has made several mentions of how the cost of those broadcasts is cutting into its margins for radio."
~~ Public insight journalism? that's what they call a new program
to be launched in the KUOW newsroom to mine the public for
observations, insights and experiences to be used in news coverage and
to help determine coverage priorities. Wanna be the Public Insight
Journalism Analyst? You can apply here. (The pay, they say, is "competitive," but they don't say with whom or what, of course.) The
idea, (from Minnesota Public Radio) is a good one; and already has, in
the bureaucratic NPR tradition, it's own acronym (PIJ). It's a way
public radio is trying for listener interaction in a new way. Can't
help but say it though: KUOW could tap into their listeners by doing as
so many others do: build an interactive website.
~~ You can pick your friends nose! Hottest porn site on the web is Snot Girls, aimed at the toddler market. "We found super hot girls who were willing to jam, cram, and slam their fingers up their snot-shooters, all for the sake of fun!" (hat tip to The O'Reilly Factor)