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  • 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
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sparky

Let me guess..it had the soundtrack to Rocky playing in the background.

How any thinking adult can be "seduced" by the Pye-man is beyond my understanding.

joanie

You make me wonder if I, too, have been a little bit seduced by the charming Tim.

Interesting review, Michael.

chucks

I just figured that you were joking when you first posted about this last week. Never thought it was anything more than tongue in cheek humor on your part. Really is a move, huh? OK, gonna have to watch it.
I may not agree with all of his initiatives, but can not think of anybody in the state that does more to make those minkees in Olympia think about what they are spending our hard earned money on.
They do not always remember that taxes are not an infinite source of revenue. That folks who work for a living might actually need some of the money they earned to support their own families.

JustinAtheropinion

My favorite Eyman moment: Early on, after his first initiative passed, and a KIRO reporter asked if it would pass muster in the courts, Eyman sounded petulant: "We did it right. We're not a bunch of morons!"

Then it got tossed.

Mind you, this was before Tim took the "media charm" course.

Michael, do we get to see any of those Alumni watches Eyman used to hawk?

joanie

or to keep their Rolls in good condition.

I actually agree that the middle class is overtaxed for what we get back. I don't know what Michael thinks about that. He's a good Democrat.

But, people like you, chucks, continue to support giving money back to people who are far and away beyond simply needing to support their families, so I don't know where you think the money for infrastructure, education and services is going to come from.

And pleeeeese don't give me that "waste" rant. There's waste in every large corporation. There might actually be more actuaries in WA gov't than we really need. You think we should start cutting there?

Or is this another sexual intellectual idea?

Michael Berman

Michael,
I felt this was a great film. No one seems to want to talk about how poor our media is. Paul is the first that I have ever seen. Micheal is the media paying you? Clearly paul isn't getting any money. This film puts a entirely different light on light on Tim Eyman that very few people get to see first hand. I know of NO political films that are about city politicians. You get to see them first hand. Michael, this is an amazing story about our own city. I think the press has covered only the bad parts of Eyman. I think the people should see it for them selfs. Waste is everywhere and I think having a auditor checking things is a GREAT IDEA!! RECOMEND THIS FILM!

Michael Bermin

blathering michael

No one seems to want to talk about how poor our media is???
You don't read the blogs, my friend, or listen to talk radio... Nobody in state politics over the last 15 years has been more discussed than Tim Eyman. He's been granted the benefit of the doubt way too many times. There's nothing new about the film's positive light shed on Time Eyman. Talk radio, conservative newspapers and other media, have lionized him -- there's been no dearth of objectivity over the years -- too much, by my lights. But he's really pissed people off, even his friends. Not because of political or philosophical disagreements -- but because he's lied to them, or done opportunistic, self-aggrandizing things in the glare of the press. Tim has never had a problem getting his message out in the media. He's a master at it. We all know him. He's burned many bridges with his disingenuousness. This film sheds nothing new on Tim Eyman, just given him way too much time to spin his bullshit.
BTW, Chris, you should be consistent in spelling your fake name... Berman or is it Bermin? it would make your righteous indignation more convincing.

Puget Sound

For the record, actuaries rarely have problems finding employment.

The issue with Tim Eyman wasn't his initiatives. People could vote for or against them. The real problem with Tim Eyman -in my book- is that he lied and took money under false pretenses.

Doesn't mean I won't vote for a Tim Eyman initiative if I agree with it. It does mean he won't ever see a dollar from me again.

Michael Berman

Michael,
It appears that you are being paid by the press. This movie clearly shows the press are bad news liars, selling their BS in order to sell us on junk we don't need. Just admit you're married to these people who make up the news. And this movie clearly points this out by so many people, even BJ Shea. The word is out. We just can't trust the press and I'm sorry that you're married to them. Tim Eyman is rarely given the benefit of the doubt by these bad news liars. Eyman's clearly genuine nature is shown throughout this outstanding film. It seems we have to attack the man but not the message. Keep fighting for us Tim. Michael,
It appears that you are being paid by the press. This movie clearly shows the press are bad news liars, selling their BS in order to sell us on junk we don't need. Just admit you're married to these people who make up the news. And this movie clearly points this out by so many people, even BJ Shea. The word is out. We just can't trust the press and I'm sorry that you're married to them. Tim Eyman is rarely given the benefit of the doubt by these bad news liars. Eyman's clearly genuine nature is shown throughout this outstanding film. It seems we have to attack the man but not the message. Keep fighting for us Tim.

blathering michael

Chris "Michael Berman": You shouldn't drink & blog. You push the wrong buttons, misspell, get repetitive and make yourself look even more foolish than you already have. Go to bed, come back tomorrow and we'll have a conversation.

J.R.

After reading all your comments, I went and did a little search for more on Mr. Eyman, and found this opinion piece he wrote back in April:

http://nakedloon.com/opinion/2008/04/13/tim-eyman-introducing-i-999-the-ultimate-anti-government-initiative/

The temerity of this man is appalling. What he is suggesting with this new initiative is so hugely destructive I don't see how he hopes to get it on the ballot.

J.R.

Sorry, that link didn't get through. Here's a shortened version:

http://tinyurl.com/6bn5ol

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