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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November 29, 2005



It's actually called a Concealed Pistol License and I don't see anything wrong with them. As much as the anti gun crowd hyperventilates every time a state takes up the issue, THE FACTS show no massacres in states like ours where they've been available a very long time.


Yeah Michael, That guy with the carry permit saved the day at the Tacoma Mall. He got shot three times instead of once. He's now paralyzed and we'll be supporting him for the rest of his life but I'll bet he felt like a big man when he pulled that gun out! The Mall shooter didn't appear to have any bullet wounds... Hmmmm.


hey drool;

I hate to ruin the joke for people that get it, but densness is a pain...

Theres a hint in the fact that he thinks its okay for Wilbur to have one, but webb... you see?

(Its not funny if you have to explain it)


#11 - Start a blog. You can release your anger though words and no need to shout. No worries about being confronted, so no need to carry. You even get feedback from people with no life who comment on your blog.
Oops! That me!



I read it as disparaging towards Kirby too.

Guess we read it different.


Come to think of it Mike may be a bit paranoid. Why no picture on KIRO's web site or his?

blathering michael

I like Kirby- known him for years- he's a decent human being, though deluded politically. Webb has an anger management problem, Kirby does not. Check the January edition of Seattle Mag for my pic. Contrary to rumors, I am not a woman.


Mike Webb? Mike Webb? Hmmmm...never heard of him.


Can't we put him to good use exterminating republicans?


Michael I think he was referring to the fact that Mike Webb chooses not to have his picture on the KIRO website, like the other hosts do....



Correct. I was referring to Mike Webb and not Blathering Michael.


Michael sez, "meditate on those bedrock liberal values: charity, tolerance, and lovingkindness."

Don't forget to tell the Ted Kennedy wing of the loonie left about those values. He must have left them in the car with Mary Jo when he drove off the bridge.


Didn't laura bush kill a driver while running a stop sign?

Claim: While a teenager, future First Lady Laura Bush caused the death of a classmate in a car accident.

Status: True.

In May 2000, a two-page police report pertaining to a fatal accident that had taken place near Midland, Texas, in 1963 was made public. It contained the information that 17-year-old Laura Welch had run a stop sign, causing the death of the sole occupant of the vehicle hers had struck. According to that report, the future First Lady had been driving her Chevrolet sedan on a clear night shortly after 8 p.m. on 6 November 1963 when she entered an intersection without heeding the stop sign and there collided with the Corvair sedan driven by 17-year-old Michael Douglas. Also in the car with Laura Welch was a passenger, 17-year-old Judy Dykes.

blathering michael

It is true that Mike Webb is paranoid about having his picture in public. He says it's because of death threats, though so many in media have had death threats and walk upright like a man. I always use Dan Savage as an example, who's more controversial, more threatening politically to the nuts, who speaks frequently in public and on TV; and whose picture is on every book cover. Somebody at KIRO told me in 2003 that Webb has acne scars he wants to hide, but I've been told since that wasn't the case. who knows, he's such a freek.


TVW shows the Kiro "Battle of the Stars" on occassion and the hosts are in plain view


Can't hardly fault a man like Mike Webb for wanting to retain his privacy even if he works in a highly visible (audible?) job.

Two words: "Alan Berg".


I knew Alan Berg, Mr. Webb, and you sir, are no Ala Berg.


Saggy nails it.

Mr. Webb's not important enough to attack. HE'S the public safety threat, and a liability issue for Entercom.

Eric t

Hey exrat, F you! I'll blow you away when needed. The guy was slow to the draw, but not all gun carriers are. Don't be too sure that you can emulate the Tacoma Mall shooter next time and live through it! Oh Einstein, by the way, did you ever wake up enough to see the whole episode through to the end? How many people did he save from death or injury by interrupting his spree? Think dumb ass, before you blog. Eric

Eric t

Hey Chris, Laura Bush had an accident and accounted for it. What did Ted Kennedy, or OJ Simpson pay for their crimes? I rest my case. Eric


Ted's was investigated, OJ was cleared by a jury--get your tuning fork out again...


uh...what did Laura pay? did she do jail time? and I believe that OJ stabbed his wife...how is that related?


Eric says: "Hey exrat, F you!" etc.

Why is it that whenever one confronts a right wing gun nut with facts they start calling you names?



Because they can't shoot you over their computer?


Sparky sez, "uh...what did Laura pay? did she do jail time?"

Did she not go to court? Was she drunk at the time? Was she chippying on a spouse? Did she leave the scene of the accident and finally report it hours later? A tragedy for the parents of both victims.

howie in seattle

replace webb with jim mcdermott. we will all be better for it. jim's just taking up a seat in congress and webb's taking up space on the airwaves.


Anyone know what happened to the Buzz? As of noon today they have a new format...No more BJ Shea/Leykis?

Was this in the works?


Mike Webb is indeed disappointing and embararassing to us good liberals. What on earth prompted his nasty note? And, Mike, puleeze...we are not all homophobes if we dare to disagree with you. I have just as many gay and lesbian friends as I do straight friends. They don't suffer from the paranoid tendencies that you do. Nor do they have the same anger management issues. Sheesh. And we are not watered-down, spineless lefties if we disagree with you, Mike. I'm in agreement with sclub (and saggy) that Mike is hardly important enough for anyone to pick off and, yes, he is a liability for Entercom. For Hanukkah this year, I want a new liberal host in the 9 p.m. slot. KIRO better have a good one waiting in the wings for the day when Mike does self-destruct. When that day comes, he will have done it to himself.


I heard "double R" is getting his own show on KISW, what with Stern going over to Sirius soon. I don't think BJ could carry the whole show by himself


The choice was obvious for us, and so the long time Buzz midday show with BJ Shea, Double R and Topshelf will head to KISW to become "The BJ Shea Morning Experience" replacing Howard Stern beginning January 3rd. But they are not coming alone.... from nights on The Buzz, The Mens Room featuring Miles Montgomery and Steve "The Thrill" Hill take over afternoon drive on KISW.


Thanks for the info Chris..

I wasn't a big fan of Shea, or Leykis for that matter but was curious why there was so little fanfare leading up to The Buzz becoming The Wolf (?)...so is anyone local picking up Leykis' show?


SO 100.7 is country now, the Buzz's website points to KISW who is picking up BJ Shea in the morning. What's happening with the Tok Leykis Show in Seattle?


Ya I can't believe they would drop Leykis' show. I was under the impression he did well here.


I dunno, Leykis got sucker punched here...


Ohhhh I know someone who is going to be VERY unhappy that Leykis is not on the air....hehe...

Lump, those were not rhetorical questions I asked about Laura..and you added more questions I cannot answer. I was curious, that's all. Please don't assume I think that what Ted Kennedy did was right. That scenario was a tragedy also.


*does a little no-more-leykis dance*

blathering michael

Don't do your no-Leykis dance, quite yet...rumors are rife, we'll know, I hope, better tomorrow. don't touch that dial...


what happened to robin and maynard? they got canned and didn't even get to say good bye..
oh well


BUH bye, KTTH.

BUH. Bye.

What part did you not understand? The 'BUH'? Or the 'Bye.'

p.s. Worst decision in radio ever? That'd be Limbaugh on KIRO 9-noon.

p.p.s. Not that I've heard anything.


i meant robin and maynard at 100.7
that's not ktth


And what part of a decision that would bring KIRO bigger ratings in the 9-12 slot than they have EVER had? Even when Ross was there he was a share or 2 behind Limbaugh.
Your statement just assured everyone, you do not work in radio-never have and never will.


"Talk about a BUZZ KILL!!! Our Seattle home has been BLOWN UP!!! Be sure to check back frequently for news. We thank you for over a decade of support and encourage you to voice your opinion to Entercom Seattle at (206) 285-7625."

- http://www.blowmeuptom.com/


Here's a whole big article


"Entercom also announced that it is moving nationally syndicated Tom Leykis' show to KISW 10 p.m.-2 a.m. weekdays. But left up in the air is the status of other programming on The Buzz, including the morning-drive program hosted by Seattle radio veterans Robin Erickson and John Maynard."


That new country station will be gone in six months or less. I doubt they have a well thought out plan to take on KMPS. People who listen to it country seem to get their fix from KMPS and haven't seemed to want an alternative in the past.

You'd think they'd need a new crop listeners to country music to get people who hadn't already attached themselves to KMPS. Maybe if another Garth Brooks hit the scene there would be media attention and fresh interest in country music, and then it could work but this is just out of the blue.

Chad Stanley

In a parallel universe, Mike Webb is the new morning drive Country deejay at 100.7 the Wolf.

Then again, perhaps not.

Getting back to the subject of this thread, I'm intrigued by the severe case of paranoia and self loathing of one Mike Webb. Throw in a dollup of martyr complex, and shake it up - serve cold.

Frankly, I have NO idea what he'd talk about if the Democrats took back the White House.

Still, as a radio personality he's got chops. Too bad there's a little of the 'unstable Jack Parr' thing goin' on. In a way, that makes him as interestin' as a fender bender.


Mike Webb has a guy who calls himself Dr. Mortimer S Weems D.D.S, who is always instant messaging him a written buttkicking. He shows up on Erin Hart's show also, again via email. Since I can't stand the uber- arrogant Herr Webb, or the annoying Hart, I get a real charge out of this Weems. You go Weems!


Mike Webb has a guy who calls himself Dr. Mortimer S Weems D.D.S, who is always instant messaging him a written buttkicking. He shows up on Erin Hart's show also, again via email. Since I can't stand the uber- arrogant Herr Webb, or the annoying Hart, I get a real charge out of this Weems. You go Weems!


Webb is an arrogant ass, who is also intellectually dishonest. You go, Dr. Weems!

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