~~ Live & yokel. Fascinating man, Frank Shiers (KIROFM m-f,7-11p). That's why he gets the press he gets... in Bremerton. In a great piece with great pictures, his hometown paper, The Kitsap Sun, gives us the lowdown on the Frank, who may be Too Ugly To Die (TUTD). We especially liked it because Steven Gardner thoughtfully included a couple of nasty comments of ours about Frank. If you read the whole thing you'll find out that Frank was disappointment to his father too.
~~ Ouch. we wuz punked too. Gliding by the Dori Monson Show (KIROFM m-f, 12-3p) Monday, we heard the little bugger tell listeners: "Go up to muh show page and check the live cam. I posted a personal question I want yuh to help me with." We fell for it, went up there... "Should I get a haircut today?" was magic markered on a piece of paper behind the little guy. We felt dirty and used, like we just got off the Bang Bus without the underwear we go on with. That may not be as bad as feeling the desperation it took to pull that little trick, Dori did need a haircut, except for that front part of his hair that doesn't grow by itself. (Live cams: Dori, some people shouldn't be on teevee.... Like Frank Shiers who we hear says he'll not use the web cam until he loses some weight).
~~ Yeah, you're right, RobP. We have been the BeckWatch blog, lately. We're ratings whores, too, and having Beck in our backyard brought a butt-load of national traffic, and gave us some of the attention we crave and adore. We also were (and still are) the place to go for Mt. Vernon politics, a much neglected newshole within the greater newshole... Stay tuned for news of Mayor Bud, and insider coverage of the internecine battles for the 2010 Tulip Festival poster design.
~~ more vandalism against KRKO, whose tower array was knocked down earlier this month. A virtual tome was spray-painted on a building visible from Highway 522. "MBA KRKO/Snotdol Empire. If you continue to risk killing children, mother earth and her creations, all your holdings are targets. Rise up earth children, ever, ever, ever, ever so carefully. They watch everything. The time is now. Authentic ELF? Ask ATF/FBI about restricted water mains. Little water, better burn. ELF." Is it really ELF who's responsible? They've taken, the credit, as usual- they're assholes. But their willingness to take it is, as always, great cover (and a great left-wing narrative) for anyone in the bitter fight against the Skotdal family trying to keep the radio towers upstanding. The FBI is on it.
~~ Crappy taxidermy, anyone?
~~ the right-wing conspiracy is not so much a conspiracty as it is an infrastructure... and it's broadened since the Clinton days, according to Dave Neiwert, local author, blogger, rightie hunter, and managing editor of Crooks & Liars. He explained how to Larry O'Donnell filling in for Olbermann on his appearance Monday on MSNBC's Countdown. Watch it here.