take your answer off the air...

  • 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).
  • The Advocate
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  • 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
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  • Jesus' General
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  • Howie in Seattle
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  • Streaming Radio Guide
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  • 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
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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
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  • The Moderate Voice
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  • 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
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  • 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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Duane

Michael, I know it's difficult for you liberals swimming UPSTREAM against a swift current. But, the political tide has changed. It began in 1994 and the shrill, shreiking from the left is NOT going to get the democrats back in the winner's circle. I do think a two party system is a good thing, but your donkey's are more quickly becoming DODO's than anything else. Name calling, outrageously negative remarks, spinning, etc. is worse than a whining child throwing a snit in a toy store. And that's the truth.
As an aside, today, JFK, would not be championed at all...He was far too conservative for today's democrat or liberal.

mndcrm

ever notice that ann coulter has that meth twitch, ya know like the tweekers you see on cops. she can't look anyone in the eye and is always looking around left and right, up in the air, anywhere but the interviewer. kind of reminds me of kurt cobain kind of spacey heroin look. would ann coulter submit to a drug test? maybe she is on some med's to keep her from hearing the voices? just watch her mext time. makes ya wonder.

Michael B.

MNDCRM:

Whatever she's taking it's working well for her.

umo

Hannity will never run for President. If elected he would have to take a gigantic paycut.

sparky

Name calling, outrageously negative remarks, spinning, etc. is worse than a whining child throwing a snit in a toy store. And that's the truth.
You are so right...that Ann Coulter really needs to clean up her act and be more ladylike.

chris

Hey duane, Nelson Rockfeller was far too "liberal" for his party in 64, that's when the real smear campaigns began, against their own party members.... LOL!

chris

and also look to Newt's mercurial stance not long after the so-called "contract with or on America" in which lying about term limits became a virtue (see Lying George Nethercutt)and Newtie was ousted tsk, tsk...he set the foundation for modern conservatism, by ending up in the cement.

Duane

Once again...Liberals are out of control, crazy loonies, because they lost control of the house, the senate and I think their badders. PERIOD. They brought it on themselves, Hillary Health Care started the slide and keeps going farther off course all they time. Disgaree with me all you want. I don't mind. The facy is the democrat party has lost seats in the house and senate since 1994. You can't dispute that fact. I honestly believe, at the rate the current crop of howling losers in DC are going you will lose many more seats. That should make me happier than hell....I am smiling, but I do think a viable 2 party system is a good thing. Take a good look at your "mouthpieces"...all negative....no alternate ideas presented. Wake UP.
Does anyone know if Dr Howard Dean practiced with Dr. Jack Kervorkian???

chris

Hillary, health care and Dean keep you lying awake at nite....

Duane

No, Chris, they DON'T....As I have said democrats have lost seats in the senate and house EVERY election since 1994, so I do sleep well.....spin that one for me. It's your party's whacko socialist ideas that are the ruination of your party.

chris

socialism, haliburton, sis bam boo! Nethercutt lost his seat too

ExDem

Duane,

Hate to admit you're right. I used to vote Democrat up and down the ticket, until it became such an embarrasment to do so.

Guys like Chris just added to the embarrasment.

chris

That's your best shot? That you 'used' to vote democratic? Was how you voted up and down the embarrassing part

ExDem

It didn't used to be embarrasing to vote Democratic for people like Booth Gardner, Henry Jackson, etc.

It is embarrasing now that the Democrats cater to MoveOn.org, Air America, Howard Dean, Jesse Jackson, Barbara Boxer, etc.

The childish nature of the partisans on the left is neither productive nor entertaining anymore. And that's why Democrats keep losing elections across the country - ordinary people think the far left is too wierd to be trusted with running the government.

Who cares what my "best shot" is? The American people are taking their "best shot" and choosing conservatives.

chris

well no sir, it is not by a landslide, the country is evenly divided which means that ANY leader would, in the past work both sides of the aisle. This one has a 'take-it-or-leave-it attitude' which is unheard of, even Nixon had to sign the Amtrak and PBS authorization in thier initial stages. What you have is demonization in which anyone who runs contrary to the adminastration party line is considered 'un-american'and your words "an embarassment'

Is a WH staffer who leaks information about someones wife for pure political vengance an embarrassment?
Is the fact that Sept 11th is always brought up as an excuse to go to war in another country which had nothing to to do with 9/11 an embarassment? Is the real fact that Bush has not made the world any safer and cannot build any coalition among most of the world leaders any concern to you that this is an embarassment?

The real embarassment is that 1,800 US service people are dead, over no factual intellegence that Iraq was a threat to the US and that ladies and gentleman, is not embarassing, as much as it was based on a lie. 50% of the country is not a mandate and the others are not choosing 'conservative'. You're so full of shit... over 70% want soc.sec NOT to go into the stock market gamble..

Moveon.org can't be anymore detestable than GOPAC was in Newt's day, and AirAmerica? Least no one on there is being indicted on drug charges like Rush and his miracle ear problem. and I havent mentioned O Really and his falafel or is it lufah which cost him plenty to settle before it even went to court. These are all facts, look them up before you quote the lying liars.

ExDem

Chris,

Sorry you have trouble dealing with reality. The Republican party gained seats in the U.S. House, the Senate, Governerships and State Legislatures in the past 3 elections.

Despite all of things you detest about the President and how every single bit of it has played out in the mainstream media, the majority of voters elected George Bush.

So keep believing that somehow you know better than the majority of voters. They know every single "fact" you've listed, and they continue to choose the Republicans. Being on the losing side is driving people like you to madness instead of inspiring you to consider the possibility that your beliefs and your positions are out of step with the rest of the country.

sparky


Ex Dem, if everyone believed as you ( sit back and accept it because it's just inevitable) then things such as civil rights, women's rights, etc. would have never gone anywhere because at the beginning, neither were popular with voters. It took the combined voices of what was once the minority, over a long period of time, to change things.

Go ahead and be one of the sheeple if it comforts you to be part of the "popular crowd". It doesnt make the policies the right ones, just the "popular ones", but its obviously where you want to be.

ExDem

Sparky,

Tell us all which accurately reflect your true feelings:

1. You are smarter than the majority of voters in America.

2. The country would be better if you could pick our government leaders without all of these other dunderheads voting for the wrong people.

3. The current administration has done absolutely nothing right.

4. The current administration is evil.

5. The will of the people as reflected by majority votes is not a good method for governing. Thus, things like the Constitution, the Civil Rights Act and Supreme Court rulings should be thrown aside because majority votes were used as the criteria for passing them.

6. This country would be better if a smarter, more benevolent, minority of people could make all of the decisions. Just like in Communist countries.

7. It's too hard to convince other people you disagree with to do the "right thing". Thus, we need a better way to help smarter minorities to get their way faster without having to bother with using the mechanisms of our democratic republic.

sparky

oh..hmm...well, I guess I choose "all of the above" !!

Thanks for the example of the Chewbacca Defense:

The Chewbacca Defense is a satirical term for any legal strategy or argument that seeks to overwhelm its audience with nonsensical arguments and thus confuse them into failing to take account of the opposing arguments and, ultimately, to reject them. It is thus a kind of logical fallacy, specifically a red herring fallacy and non sequitur similar to argumentum ad nauseam.

ExDem

Whatever....

Average people go on living in the real world while others head further toward irrelevant fringes of society. Sounds like there are sufficient numbers of other kooky leftists to keep you company in the exclusive world of "truly enlightened" people.

Thanks for sharing though.

Heywood Jablome

If he is truly thinking of running, he needs to seal his college transcripts now!

Can you imagine if he played that card like the Messiah? Libs would cry outrage and protest in the streets.

Speaking of which there are still wars going on, why are the smelly kids not protesting anymore? Is the vat of kool-aid still full?

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