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 09, 2005


Lazy Murrow

Poor KVI. Their big fish runs for governor but returns to the spawning ground, gulping for air. In the next election, they carry Dino Rossi's water... all the way down the drain. The station surfaces briefly to wash over the court challenge, but like all their groupers they desperately grab onto the Shark fin, and end up on a quick dive back to the bottom. Once there, they fart out a few anti-tax gas bubbles -- which only makes them look shellfish.

Meanwhile, the few sane listeners KVI has left can't fathom all this trolling, to which they exclaim, "Abalone!" Many of them cut bait and run.

Cod knows why KVI's ratings are in the tank. It's like they're floundering and no one is left to pick up the Pisces. Must be some kind of fluke.

Either that, or the people have spoken, and KVI is hard of herring.


In spite of your whaling, KVI will reporpoise itself.


If anything, this election shows that liberals finally have some sort of counterbalance to the far right. They are still out numbered in talk radio, but the liberal blogs have proven very effective.


You mean the liberals have some sort of counterbalance beyond KOMO, KING, KIRO, KCTS, Seattle PI and the Seattle Times? That's good to know. Every little bit helps.

In a state that elects Jim McDermott to Congress with 80% of the vote (almost approaching the numbers Saddam achieved in his "elections") and has Patty Murray as it's senior senator, I'm not too worried that the "far right" is going to take over.


“I'm not too worried that the "far right" is going to take over.”

Indeed! It is nice to hear you admit that your thoughts are so far removed from the mainstream in this enlightened part of the country.


The rest of the country seems to admire how "enlightened" our state is. There is an annual poll of all senatorial staffers called the "Rocket Scientist" poll. The staffers vote on who the least intelligent (less kind term = stupidest) senator is. Patty Murray has "won" that poll for the past 5 years in a row. That's how impressed the rest of the country is about our politicians.

But hey, it is a beautiful place to live. I love it here. I'm more worried about what the far left will do to ruin this place if they run amok.


Just ran across this laughable quote on MSNBC:

"Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean countered that the results showed that voters “want the nation to go in a different way.”"

This was his interpretation of the two governors races in VA and NJ. So, the fact that those governors seats were in Democrat hands on Monday night, and now are in Democrat hands on Wednesday morning, proves without a shadow of doubt that the nation wants "to go in a different way."



"In a state that elects Jim McDermott to Congress with 80% of the vote (almost approaching the numbers Saddam achieved in his 'elections') and has Patty Murray as it's senior senator, I'm not too worried that the 'far right; is going to take over."

This is also a state that's produced Ellen Craswell, Doc Hastings and George Nethercutt.

Thanks for playing.


"This was his interpretation of the two governors races in VA and NJ. So, the fact that those governors seats were in Democrat hands on Monday night, and now are in Democrat hands on Wednesday morning, proves without a shadow of doubt that the nation wants "to go in a different way."

OK..... "

What, those 35-39% Bush approval ratings, the 19% Cheney rating, and the 53-37% preference for Democrats to control Congress ratings aren't big enough clues for you either?



They did a poll in 1998, and again in 2000, and then another one in 2002 and finally in 2004. The results of those polls show that Americans favor the Republicans 55 - 44 in the Senate, 221 - 209 in the House and in the majority of Governorships and State Legislatures. Losers love polls, winners love results.

I guess it's hard for you to get used to being in the minority. Don't worry, there will be another "poll" in 2006 - no one will really care about these other numbers the media and the minority party are so focused on.


How would the rest of the country be able to rate Washington, based on a senator, when they can hardly remember the name of their own politicians? I think most people know about Tom Delay.


Actually, exdem, Bush went to Virginia to campaign for the incumbent, which is appearently the kiss of death these days for a republican to ask Bush for help, even in a gop stronghold like Virginia. Evidently, it didn't work. It looked like from the TV pictures that Bush just wasn't up to it.


They've already done exit polls that show that Bush wasn't a factor in how people voted in VA or NJ. But nice try.


Well, how was it that Kilgore was polling in the 70's, eariler?


Hey chris! Is your name actually spelled crshi? No reason. Just wondering. (after reading your posts)


I thought yours was spelled 'skeletor" when I read it

Chad Stanley

Sadly, Fred Ebert was not on the air while I-901 was being debated. No doubt his impassioned defense of fine cigars might have tipped the scales away from this draconian initiative.

I can only ponder "what if" as I delight in the fine aroma of my toasted La Flor Dominicana Ligero toro.

(just kiddin' - Fred's numbers wouldn't have made a dent...although I-901 IS draconian)

Unkl Witz


As a huge fan and ardent listener of John Carlson, I am deeply offended by your omission of his name on your list.

I would like to point out that he managed to lose the governor's race by an even greater margin than Ellen Craswell. I believe it was due to the 'Rush Limbaugh effect'.


I stand humbly corrected.

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