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  • HorsesAss.Org: the straight poop on WA politics & the press
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  • 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).
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  • Orcinus
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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.
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  • 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.
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Highlander

As long as The Pills Buried Doughboy leads the GOP, along with Malkin, Bachman, Coulter, and Hannity, the folks who really want to save America will contunue to vote Democratic (unless of course the Repugs attempt to steal another election)

chucks

I am just thrilled that we, the Bla'M fans are able to get back to stalking El Rushbo again. I was a skeered that we were going to let too much time get by and folks would have forgot to hate.
Good job Michael.
Next week, let's talk about farting (sorry, I don't know how to spell flat chu lence, public schools you know).

Stewie

I don't think you'd pass an entrance exam to get into public school

joanie

David Frum is the de facto author of this piece so I don't get that last comment. Michael merely the interpreter.

And I always thought Frum was Squiggy but I'm starting to change my mind. Maybe he's not quite the idiot I used to think he was.

mrogi

Rush Limbaugh is the Tiger Woods of talk radio. There is no other talk host in his league when it comes to drawing power. Sean Hannity is the second most listened to guy in America and even he runs a huge distance behind Rush. Liberals need to stop trying to minimize Limbaugh's success. Have enough class to acknowledge greatness when you see it.

joanie

Yes, I agree. And the conservative market is probably about the size of the golf market in the US. I wonder what percentage of Americans actually play golf. Not a bad analogy.

Highlander

I thought Limbaugh was the Pablo Escobar of the Florida Oxycontin industry...

joanie

Had to look it up...

More troubling to golf boosters, the number of people who play 25 times a year or more fell to 4.6 million in 2005 from 6.9 million in 2000, a loss of about a third.

Notoriously drug-addicted with a following equal to that of the diminishing sport of golf... I wonder what the future holds for this poor man and his fans?


sparky

chucks...we just call them farts.

KVIFan

I am surprised that joanie and sparky chose to post during the prohibited hour last night. That you apparently couldn't resist and reflect on what this earth means to us says much. Like some have said on this blog before, it portends of phoniness or your need for this computer is out of control. Thanks for being so earth-conscious.

pleasetakeyourmedsjoanie

I do think rush is popular and it doesn't really matter what I think because everything on this site is irrelevant anyway..but I also think that it's fine that joanie should take her meds....it's only fair for the people that are around her..

Stewie

Part of the healthcare crisis in America is a nationwide shortage of meds, which is traced directly back to Rush Limbaugh

joanie

Hey, Sparky, do you know what KVI-F is talking about? I don't.

Explain, Fan. Explain.

KVIFan

Very simple did you observe the hour of reflection on energy use and it's implications on our good green earth last night.

joanie

Sorry. Didn't know about it. Why didn't I observe it? Because I didn't know about it.

Just checked it out: Part of Earth Hour which I've never heard of before. Sorry. I'll be more vigilant next year.

nevets

No TOTUS equals no ratings.

mrogi

Rush is hopelessly addicted to drugs yet he manages to dominate talk radio ratings. He is so great, he does his show with half his brain tied behind his back.

mrogi

Limbaugh is currently enjoying the highest popularity of his spectacularly successful career because of his unique ability to expose the weakness of President Obama. Rush reveals Obama as a magnificent campaigner with absolutely no clue how to govern once he wins the office.

KS

Mrogi, Stop battering the regular commenters of a leftwing persuasion with the truth - it is bruising their fragile egg-shell egos..

Stewie

It's time for mrogi and ks to quit fantasizing; call Rush NOW! Go get a room, you three! Rush will supply the Viagra, plus any other pharma you may need so you won't remember it in the morning.

Puget Sound

mrogi, you must be doing a good job. the 'usual suspects' have to resort to the 'jeff smithers'; 'stewie' and 'highlander' nom de plumes.


Puget Sound

"Sorry. Didn't know about it. Why didn't I observe it? Because I didn't know about it.

Just checked it out: Part of Earth Hour which I've never heard of before. Sorry. I'll be more vigilant next year.

Posted by: joanie | March 29, 2009 at 10:59 AM"

hey Nevets, maybe ph(J)oanie can go buy some of those 'carbon offsets' she is so fond of to 'atone' for her greenhouse gas faux paux. unless of course, she really doesn't believe in the crap she emits.

sparky

Putsie, your paranoia is not our fault. Actually, Highlander and Stewie are friends who I have invited to come post here, as they are both good writers. I have no idea who jeff smithers is, but as far as I know, it could be you trying to fill in for Duffman. You must be lonely with only KS to play with.

KVI fan, Im on spring break and I am currently not in the PDT zone, so my lights out part was over before I posted last night. Never assume anything.

Highlander

Sparky- thanks for the invite.

Pungent Sound- if you could just pull that tin hat of yours down a little tighter on your pointy head, it will be less likely to blow off when Rush begins to speak, and, you'll enjoy all-day protection too.

And KVI fan- I was given an exemption to the energy awareness thing at 8:30 pm, in order to keep up the pressure on you republicants. This is no time for our forces to become complacent.

KVIFan

Nice try. You claim progressive values but you (and others) will not walk the talk.

Coiler

Spot on!

nevets

I think you hit the nail right on the head Puts. After reading some off Joanies posts since Randi has been off-air, she is definitly struggling to put up any kind of substance in defense of her vote for Obama.

Now how about Sparky Puts. Do you think her inviting friends to come here has anything to do with Joanies non-Randi-hate-filled-posts. I have to admit, I do like Highlanders Tin-Hat reference. Thats a good one for a radio blog. Wish I would of thought of that one. And stewie, does he sounds like a little Coiler to you. Witty one-liners. I think after a few flushes he'll disappear like the others who also haven't been able to justify the Libs socialist ideas for this Country which Conservative Talk is exposing these days.

Coiler

It's good to keep you guys in a state of paranoia. Did conservative talk help you guys win any elections lately?

Stewie

nidbits-
I'm still here, and I'm gonna take up residence (hehehe). Seems that you neo-cons still feel you can justify the erosion of democracy under Cheney/Rove (oh, I almost forgot to give Bush his due, sorry!). Too bad you cons weren't able to completely screw the country into the ground in 8 years, but we owed it to folks like Madison, Jefferson, and Paine that we stop your efforts, and continue to stop them. Just so we're clear here, Obama didn't win the election: WE won the election! We took our country back, and we have every intention of keeping it.
Think I'll build in this neighborhood...

woody held

It is fascinating to me how so many of the greatest radio talk hosts have weight issues. Rush, Kirby Wilbur, and even Bernie Ward, who before his unfortunate child porn incident, was probably the most successful left-wing talk host ever. Where I grew up in St. Louis there was an excellent late-night host named Jim White, who was like 5'6" and 280 lbs.

I believe that these people are simply super-efficient at digesting and processing their food. This allows them to be always quick-thinking and quick-witted, the hallmark of a good host. The normal person grows dull and slow after eating, but these radio gods do not.

A corollary to this explains why talk shows on TV are so bad--there is an inherent bias against heavier people on TV, so we end up with thin but dull and slow people as TV talking heads.

sparky

It reminds me of the article in the Washington Post last August:

" Spread John McCain's official talking points around the Web -- and you could win valuable prizes!

That, in essence, is the McCain campaign's pitch to supporters to join its new online effort, one that combines the features of "AstroTurf" campaigning with the sort of customer-loyalty programs offered by airlines, hotel chains, restaurants and the occasional daily newspaper.

On McCain's Web site, visitors are invited to "Spread the Word" about the presumptive Republican nominee by sending campaign-supplied comments to blogs and Web sites under the visitor's screen name. The site offers sample comments ("John McCain has a comprehensive economic plan . . .") and a list of dozens of suggested destinations, conveniently broken down into "conservative," "liberal," "moderate" and "other" categories. Just cut and paste."

Yeah, that worked out great.

Then there was Bushie weighing in:
"See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda." (President Bush, May 24, 2005.)

And finally, Andrew Breitbart of the Moonie Times has this to whine about:
"ANALYSIS/OPINION:

A digital war has broken out, and the conservative movement is losing. Read the comment sections of right-leaning blogs, news sites and social forums, and the evidence is there in ugly abundance. Internet hooligans are spewing their talking points to thwart the dissent of the newly-out-of-power.

We must not let that go unanswered.

Uninvited Democratic activists are on a mission to demoralize the enemy - us. They want to ensure that President Obama is not subject to the same coordinated, facts-be-damned, multimedia takedown they employed over eight long years to destroy the presidency - and the humanity - of George W. Bush.

Political leftists play for keeps. They are willing to lie, perform deceptive acts in a coordinated fashion and do so in a wicked way - all in the pursuit of victory. Moral relativism is alive and well in the land of Hope and Change and its Web-savvy youth brigade expresses its "idealism" in a most cynical fashion.

The ends justify the means for them - now more than ever.

Much of Mr. Obama's vaunted online strategy involved utilizing "Internet trolls" to invade enemy lines under false names and trying to derail discussion. In the real world, that's called "vandalism." But in a political movement that embraces "graffiti" as avant-garde art , that's business as usual. It relishes the ability to destroy other people's property in pursuit of electoral victory.

Hugh Hewitt's popular site shut off its comments section because of the success of these obnoxious invaders. Breitbart.com polices nonpartisan newswire stories for such obviously coordinated attacks. Other right-leaning sites such as Instapundit and National Review Online refuse to allow comments, knowing better than to flirt with the online activist left."
He should visit HA, Free Republic or (un)Sound Politics..plenty of angry right wingers to satisfy even him!

Ok kids, back out to the pool and my book!

woody held

OMFG, have you ever asked yourself about the environmental ramifications of pools?

The answer to the question is here. Which pools are environmentally-friendly? "NO POOL IS."

chucks

Oh, just the thing I'm going to do. In the article woody, they suggested the best thing I can do is take my pool out. I better do that while my bride is at work and the grandkid is in school.
I wonder if I can live through the night?
Maybe I will take out my pool after Algore brings all of his mansions up to the best 21st century energy effecientcy standards.

nevets

By "WE" do you mean Socialists Stewie?

Stewie, thats the baby character on Family Guy right. Did you take that screename because you still fill your shorts with little coilers?

Coiler

You can't define most of the terms you throw around steven/nevets so like B'lam said earlier, huh?

Stewie

Snippets-
The name is because of my love for stew. My favorite recipe is one made from sliced and diced republicans. Thoroughly wash and rinse before sloooooow cooking in some savory truth from Maddow, Hartmann, Schuster, and Olbermann.
My friends marvel at how one can take some worthless GOP roadkill and transform it into something exceptional. It takes a lot of effort to get rid of the rancid taste and smell of the tired old neo-con philosophies, but because we truly believe in recycling everything, even you and your species have some use.
Ok, time for you to get back in the crock-pot, wanker!

woody held

with Ron Sims gone, who is going to keep the 'April Pools' program going?

nevets

Coiler, that was Sparkys long post above. Mine was the short one.

nevets

"My friends marvel at how one can take some worthless GOP roadkill and transform it into something exceptional."


Now I see why Sparky invited you. So when are you going to start.

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