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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October 20, 2005

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ExDem

Yes, the Daily KOS - then everyone must cover the story. After all, that blog contains all of the most irrational, lefty kooks and their conspiratorial tales.....

Lump

Michael- This is sad on 3 points. IF, this person did what the blogosphere is reporting, then a crime has been committed and he should be punished. If this is just more politics of personal destruction from the loonies, this guy is destroyed also. Ironically, this dirt comes out as Irons has tied or moved ahead of Fat Ron in the polls. However, the biggest losers are the residents of King County who will have to put up with King Ron for another term of fiscal irresponsibility. How hilarious are his adds touting finding waste in county government and spending your tax dollars wisely. Too bad he can't refer to his 100M boondoggle of a computer system. BTW, how much did your tax bill go up?

blathering michael

Goldy will be on Kirby Wilbur in the morning--this isn't just irrational lefty kooks. Sorry, Dave Irons is not a good candidate...as a matter of fact, he's a bad candidate. There were so many better that the Dems were much relieved when he got the nomination...He could win it, or at least he could have until this came out. Don't give me this self-righteous crap about the lefty loonies and the politics of personal destruction, the right wrote the book on it--in modern times at least. The R's use itwhenever they can--Karl Rove, Lee Atwater, are, were geniuses at it. Ask Clinton, and McCain.

sparky

..and Max Cleland

chris

How did Ron Sims get elevated to King? Is that the way the righty-tighties view him when they can't put up a good enough candidate to topple him?

P-1 Sternfan

don't forget those "Swift Boat" Jerk offs who damaged John Kerry because he had the Cojones to speak up about the Blunder called Vietnam.... When John Kerry threw his ribbons.. George W. Bush was throwing his Ribbons too.. His "Pabst Blue Ribbons" into the trash. Oh... and wasn't Micahel Medved an "EXDEM"?? Hmmmm!!

Lump

Michael sez "Don't give me this self-righteous crap about the lefty loonies and the politics of personal destruction, the right wrote the book on it--in modern times at least. The R's use itwhenever they can--Karl Rove, Lee Atwater, are, were geniuses at it."
No, Michael, they just perfected it. Up till then it was tit for tat until Clinton came along and then it was a tit for a tit.

chris

Lump can't defend his 'base' except to say that smear tactics are ok. Another one of the GOP's virtues

Lump

Chris sez "Lump can't defend his 'base' except to say that smear tactics are ok. Another one of the GOP's virtues"
Atta Boy, Chris. Right on time and clueless as usual.

sparky

But that IS what you said, Lump.
"We didnt start it! You did it too!" ( i believe that is tit for tat, as you call it)
Why not just say that its not a good idea for either party to do it?

Lump

Sparky sez " But that IS what you said, Lump.
"We didnt start it! You did it too!" ( i believe that is tit for tat, as you call it)
Why not just say that its not a good idea for either party to do it?"
No, tit for tat is when one side does it the other sides reponds in like. I responded to the quote from Michael " politics of personal destruction, the right wrote the book on it--in modern times at least" The right did not write the book on personal destuction, only perfected it. LBJ was without a doubt the most ruthless bastard to ever walk the political spectrum of Washington. Jim Wright was in like running the House with an iron fist and a knife in the ribs, till he was forced to resign. Politics of personal destruction? Ask Robert Bork or Clarence Thomas about personal destruction. I would agree that either party should cease and desist, but even Chris can figure out that's not going to happen. And, what about Max Cleland?

chris

Jim Wright went throught the judicial process of being tried-- it was fair and square. I'm not sure how that equates to the "swifties"and their pack of lies which the White House could of said was unfounded and distanced themselves from that--but unlike what you and I would both like, they did not.

As far as responding, 'tit for tat'let's look at Henry Hyde. He came out recently on Chicago tv saying the whole Ken Starr investigation, was payback for Watergate. Is Bush' failed attempt at slashing Soc Security payback for FDR? Who's going to avenge Tom Delay godamit! Pistols At Dawn!!!!Tuff titty I say...

Lump

Chris sez " I'm not sure how that equates to the "swifties"and their pack of lies"
How do you know they were lies? Because you would like them to be? Were you there? They were.
How bout that phony Abe Lincoln looking presidential candidate who lied about his wartime experiences and caused two superficial flesh wounds thru his own stupidity? And then wrote his own after action reports and got awarded 2 purple hearts for what amounted to abcessed pimples and then bailed out of the war after 4 months? And you know what they say about tough titties? Pistols? Dawn? Christ, can't we make it 10:00?

chris

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh OKAY!
Kerry was there, but why wasn't this brought up at the time by the Miller Lite boat team? So it was really up to the Navy to award or not award those medals, wasn't it? Are you suggesting Kerry has such super human powers he can go over the sec of Navy and the President and award himself those? I don't recall a bearded man running for president since...I don't know, you tell me since I have no clue as to who the bearded man is. I f it is Lincoln and someone is trying to run again as Lincoln then by god something should be done.

The pimples you reference were on Limbaughs fat ass which were cysts somewhere inside his butt. BTW, David Irons beats his mother.

Lump

Chris sez "The pimples you reference were on Limbaughs fat ass which were cysts somewhere inside his butt."
Well, that certainly reaffirms my point that it is impossible to have a battle of wits with an unarmed person. Are you part of the Irons family?

chris

Hey Lump, it would be much easier if you would just answer the previous question, which is, how does a veteran award themselves a medal without an investigation. You seem to be claiming that Kerry was able to all because of his report with no investigation? Who awards those Lumpy? Cmon! Either so some proof or shut up loser.

ExDem

Kerry could put an end to all of the speculation by releasing all of his military records. But he still won't do that.

So, we are left with these facts:

1) Kerry did volunteer to serve in the Navy and to go to Vietnam.

2) Kerry was awarded 3 purple hearts by our government.

3) Kerry returned from Vietnam and spoke out against the war.

4) In speaking out against the war, Kerry also accused all of the combat soldiers and their chain of command of commiting war crimes (...in the mode of Gengis Khan...)

5) Over 200 veterans from Kerry's Swift Boat unit came together from across the nation to oppose his presidential candidacy. They questioned his decency, his patriotism and his honor. A handful of other veterans from that unit publicly supported his candidacy - his "Band of Brothers".

6) Those 200+ veterans also raised allegations that Kerry acted dishonorably in Vietnam and that his Purple Hearts were questionable. Official records that would clear up these allegations have not been fully released to the public yet.

So, seems like Kerry is the one who is in control of this situation. If he released all of his records, that would prove or disprove all of these allegations. If these allegations were all lies, then he could also haul the Swift Boat Vets into court and win a defamation suit. Since none of these things has happened, it fuels continued speculation that the Swift Boat Vets may be telling the truth.

ExDem

And of course, Kerry didn't help himself by remembering things that didn't happen in Vietnam. Charitably, we could say his memory was just fuzzy. Less charitably, some would say he lied.

For example, it didn't help his credibility when he talked about how spending "Christmas inside Laos" was "seared into his memory". Then others proved how that "searing" of his memory was flat out untrue. Whatever - it's still within Kerry's power to clear all of this up, if he's willing to be open and disclose all of the facts.

Lump

Chris sez "Hey Lump, it would be much easier if you would just answer the previous question, which is, how does a veteran award themselves a medal without an investigation. You seem to be claiming that Kerry was able to all because of his report with no investigation? Who awards those Lumpy? Cmon! Either so some proof or shut up loser."
Aw, Chris, there you go again running your potty mouth off again. If you're going to throw one of your juvenile tantrums, go stand in the corner for punishment. After you raise your hand for permission to take a potty break for your potty mouth, go find the defintion of "After Action Reports." Then go back and study the case of Kerry and his purple hearts, and then you can apologize on the blog for your behavior.

chris

I feel the same way about Bush and his so-called duty protecting Texass and Alabama from the dark forces of communism.

chris

So, you still haven't answered Lumpy how Kerry was able to keep these purple hearts, if they were indeed under false pretenses. As far as apologizing, it's not your blog. If you feel harmed, go file a charge of child abuse against me if you wish.

ExDem

Chris,

Based on the content and tone of your posts, I'll assume you never served in the Armed Forces. So, 2 things I'll offer:

1) Don't denigrate the service of people that won the Cold War. The USA brought down the Soviet Union without having to engage them directly in a massive, deadly war.

2) Having served during the Cold War with many veterans from Vietnam, I can tell you as a fact that many medals awarded during that conflict could have been investigated and rescinded. However, at that time, the forces had more important things to focus on than ferreting out bogus medals.

Again, Kerry can end all of this by releasing his records, including his medical records which accompany the incidents which resulted in his Purple Hearts. If he has nothing to hide, he would do that immediately.

chris

Exdem, as Lumpys pet squirrel, trying to assign any lack of patriotism on my part shows what a true scoundrel you are by saying I denigrate those serving in the millitary. Neither of you can say for the third or 4th time here, how it was the brass in the millitary allowed purple hearts to be awarded to someone without some oversight.
Secondly, I don't have to serve in the armed forces to have an opinion, its a lame attempt on your part to shut down any dialogue and most of the military feels shafted by the deferment prez.

As to Kerry, the election is over and no one from the Sec Of Navy, which could and hasnt done an investigation on the purple hearts which is apparently giving you blue balls, is willing to go any further on this.

So really, you have denigrated someone who served in war, you really should read your own posts before assigning blame here.

And lastly, the Soviet Union was finacially broke long before Raygun and others came along, Reagan was always taking credit for things he never really did and for those he should have, like Iran-Contra.

ExDem

Chris,

In a word, you're silly.

And you tend to have childish points.

And you don't tend to read what is actually posted.

And you tend to insert all sorts of intent and meaning that isn't part of people's posts.

Since you tend to be impossible to have a discussion with, folks like me will just ignore you and your silly posts from now on.

But I'm sure there are others that live in the same echo chamber as you that will enjoy your trivial ramblings.

sparky

So.....in other words you CANT explain how the military would allow someone to award himself a medal....ok! got it!

ExDem

Sparky,

For folks like you and Chris, I can't explain how the military would allow someone to award themselves a medal.

For folks that would actually read what I post, I can explain it.

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