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    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.
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right-wing blogs we like

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  • The Radio Equalizer
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July 10, 2006



I agree with your last line: "This election is Maria's to lose."

But I will never admit that the way to win is to copy the Rs. We are not sheep. It is in the nature of intelligent beings to think for themselves and we do it. Once we thoroughly vet an issue, we come to consensus. That is the way it should be.

Enough talk about party line, coming together, speaking with one voice and all the other garbage that Goldy is obviously selling. If we are simply authentic, we will prevail in the long run.

I'm annoyed cuz I know Goldy never would have had Wilson on if he hadn't reached a compromise with Cantwell and pulled out of the race.

I'm about as close to being green as you can come without actually joining their party - and I considered joining at one time. Aaron is a good man . . . but he should never have been their candidate. He is part of the problem and will never be part of any political solution.

BTW, "meaneocon" - good one!.



Ideologically, I too am more closely aligned with the Greens than any other "party," but unfortunately one must always put the word "party" in quotes when talking about the Greens. Until they focus on building from the ground up by winning locals races and changing our election laws to actually permit third parties to compete, they will be nothing but a joke.

As for Wilson, I would have gladly had him on, regardless of whether he had endorsed Cantwell. But I wouldn't have been so nice. That's the nature of what I do.

And for those who are counting, I have invited Tim Eyman, Mike McGavick, and Reagan Dunn onto my show. All have declined.

I'll echo Michael here: it's as much of a mistake for Republicans to avoid my show as it is for Democrats to avoid KVI. I will be harder on R's than on D's, but respectful. (Except maybe for Eyman... he's earned my disrespect.)

Stephen Schwartz


Last night's show was about maturity. Wilson's decision means a lot .. about Cantwell as well. However she pulled it off, this means she has the ability to solve political problems.

I have not been a Cantwell enthusiast. The Governor's idiotic gloating about gender politics, the frightening lack of gravitas in Murry, the Guv's own weird world of self importance and her vile campaign against Ron Sims ... all of these have made me very unenthusiastic about the Feminine Trinity.

Beyond my own reactive bigotry, WADR, Cantwell has been almost AWOL until the last year.

What a concept .. an adult Publican running against an adult Dem!

If she keeps this up and gets re-elected, WA state may return to having some stature in Congress!.


I would love it if a Peter Goldmark type candidate appeared and ran against Patty Murray....yeah yeah I know she has done good things for Vets and for that I am thankful, and I know that no congresscritter is going to do everything that I want, but I dont understand why we cant elect leaders who LEAD..where are these women on health care and education, beyond the sound bites when someone asks them a question?

Thanks for getting Maria on your show, Goldy....now I hope she continues this effort all the way to November.


Great explanantion about Greens, David...equal to your differentiation between liberals and progressives last night. I'm green, as well....I think Nader is an ideological genius, but an abysmal tactician.
Bla'M, I'm sure Aaron Dixon, former chairman of the Seattle Black Panthers, would wither at the reference to his legacy as a "scofflaw".


Goldy, I don't believe you would have had Wilson on had he not shut down his campaign and joined Cantwell. Of course you want Eyman and McGavick because they are big news one way or another. Wilson was not which is why he shut down his campaign.

I know Michael disagrees with my premise that we are a party with as many differences as similaries and we should be true to that identity. In the long run, that is what makes us better and more effective administrators of government.

We keep having to clean up republican messes over and over and over . . .

Also, I'm so waiting for you to tell Beverly to vote for abortion-forcing republicans.


Oh yeah . . . that explanation of the difference between progressive and liberal. Hmmmm. . . I thought Lakoff had something to do with the notion of replacing "liberal" with "progressive." I'm comfortable with your spin on the words . . . but I reject the notion that we have to reinvent ourselves. I'm liberal . . . I'm progressive . . . and I'm proud to be!

Also, until people with radio shows start having greens as guests, they will fail even at local politics. I remember hearing a libertarian on Ebert's show once. But, media has to start giving time to all candidates if they are going to be viable. Will you do that, Goldy?

I forgive Aaron his parking tickets - just barely! But I can never forgive him for not voting.


Andrew is being quoted by Postman on Postman's blog.

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