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 10, 2006



Gotta give John some credit here . . . can't think of anything mean to say.

You know, I've been loathe to say it, but I don't think Reichert is that dumb . . . he's gotten pretty far so far and I always liked that he was pretty assertive as sheriff. He didn't pull any punches and said what he thought.

In politics - in any government job - you're gonna get people who support you and people who hate you. That PI article left me kind of in the middle.

Seems to be he was an earnest detective with a great empathy for victims. Not a bad quality. So, maybe he wasn't a great sheriff or maybe was to some. Don't know yet.

Howver, he seems to learn along the way and he's certainly learned to be a politician. Even his honesty when it was pointed out that his little postcards send out at taxpayer expense asked the stupid question "what is your favorite place outside" or something like that. He just grinned with a look of disbelief. You can't hate anybody who is that honest . . .

Still, I wouldn't vote for him and I'll pull for Darcy. But, you know, I can't find reasons to diss him all that much either. Even being a do-nothing is one way to keep the support of the voters - or so it seems. Once you do something, half the electorate doesn't like you anymore.

Now, Dave Ross, on his show the other day (I caught the last ten minutes or so) was ruthlessly commenting on the dirty politics of the Repugs. That's not something I've heard Dave do a lot. Wish I'd heard more . . . and he was talking about Reichert's campaign at the time as well as others. Wish I'd heard the whole thing . . . If anyone else did, I sure wish you'd post what he said and how it came about. Damn having to work!

Michael, you gonna fire me from Blather . . . :)


Yes, John is maturing nicely. Perhaps Ken is having an influence


you people.


John Carlson rises above KVI's usual baseness, whereas this morning's Kirby Wilbur show is bringing out the repulsiveness of our local Republican right "pitchfork and torch" marchers, in it's full, odious redolence. They were discussing the local man who was in jail and set to go to trial for child harrassment charges that another man has now confessed to. The now released man was an oddjobs fellow who lives in public housing. The topic was whether he should get compensation from the police and prosecutor, and it illicited several nasty male callers who questioned whether he was really disabled and deserved free housing, instead of just a lazyass scamming the state. "He does oddjobs," one fellow sneered contemptuously."He doesn't have to work like you and me". One nasty, rodentlike gent suggested that any compensation he gets should have his public aid sums retracted from it, as Kirby cheer them on. These meanspirited, moralistic prigs have had their day (as every dog" does), a fact which will be made clear to them come election time.


At a time when so many people are feeling battered by stagnant wages and working longer hours to keep up, I think we get mean spirited and self interested. That is what Republicanism is all about . . .

We've got a long way to go before it's gonna change, I fear.

Mike Barer

And we all know there is no hypocracy in the Republican party. C'mon Carlson.


why is the styblehead on my radio waves


tommy..those guys listen to Dori in the afternoon, I believe.


good one, Sparky- these fellows aer undoubtedly Monsonites. The oddjobs fellow made "poor choices" in his life.


Styble is getting better everytime I listen to him.

There are drugs available for OCD, JBR.


Does anyone really care what bigot Carlson thinks?


"Why pound Reichert for keeping his distance from Darcy when Maria is doing the exact same thing to McGavick?"

Why does John Carlson call the men by their last names and the "girls" by their first names?

Talk about consistency...


Why does John Carlson call the men by their last names and the "girls" by their first names?

You're an idiot. People go by the more distinctive name regardless of gender. Think "Slade," "Booth," "Hillary," "Oprah," "Rudy."

Whine about something else.

BTW...you might ask Joanie why SHE does it....


Why do you care? Didn't you just answer the question? I liked your answer . . . :)

For the record, I have referred to Cantwell by her last name before and I've certainly referred to Mike as "Mike!"

And I referred to Dave Ross above as "Dave."

So . . . ? Geez, give a "girl" a break.

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