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.
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February 25, 2005



Great piece, Michael, had me gasping for air, I was laughing so hard. You're a breath of fresh air.
This one definitely comes under the title, "Long Overdue". Good idea, too bad it'll never happen; but we can dream.
Keep up the good work.


You're going to hell, Mr. Smarty. You'll be jokin out of the other side of your fat mouth when THE LORD comes for the rest of us...


You're going to hell, Mr. Smarty. You'll be jokin out of the other side of your fat mouth when THE LORD comes for the rest of us...

Rollup Gridd

One of the finest, well crafted and amusing articles I have had the pleasure to read in YEARS!

I'll be scraping for news details (perhaps on NPR) while the inebriated Bush appoints Silver and an erroneous "smart bomb", headed for Iran puts a man on Mars.

Excellent work Mr. Hood!

Rollup Gridd

Celebrity Death Channel: CDC (Center for Disease Control)

Dear Anonymous: Afraid to stand behind your convictions? How very Christlike!


Brilliant! When Dave Ross runs for Congress next election, perhaps he can sponsor a CDC bill...cloture on closure. Love your pontificating, and applause for the fab updates on what up in the 'hood, Mr. Hood! As Fran Lebowitz said to me (we were laying in bed drinking wine),

"I never took hallucinogenic drugs because I never wanted my consciousness expanded one unnecessary iota."


Please contact me.

I have an idea to launch your thoughts and ideas on cable as 'The Death Channel'. Or maybe 'In Memorium' or some other suitable politically correct name.

What has highlighted the news the last few months?
Pope John Paul II
Terri Shiavo
Frank Perdue
Johhny Cochcran
Prince Ranier

There is room on cable TV for a channel devoted to those who recently passed on. We're all going there someday. Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.

Supplement it with ads for local funeral homes, pre-paid funeral arrangements, crematoria, Neptune ceremonies, public service announcements or feature stories about organ donation, living wills, past services, traditional rituals and services for various religious groups and other countries, etc. The list is endless.

It should NOT be morbid, nor sensational for the curiosity seekers. It should be factual, pragmatic, useful and as upbeat as we can make it.

More and more memorial services are not about mourning, but about a celebration of life.

Send me your thoughts. Best regards.


Conan Barry
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