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.
Blog powered by Typepad
Member since 02/2005


« Swift-boating Maria | Main | MEDVED SPEAKS: on NPR, Fox news, rush, savage, hannity »

October 05, 2006



The Governor has the official duty to waterboard Phelps as an enema of the State of Pennsylvania


Nobody won.
Not the radio station.
Not the host.
Not the advertisers.
Not the listoners.
certainly not the victims.
I am pretty sure that 90% of us who might normally listen just turned the dial.
I am to the right of Reagan.
My son is to the left of Mcdermott.
We both are repulsed by the fruitcake Phelps and his band of merry idiots. They do not deserve a moment of your time or mine. Unless of course we could meet them at a funeral and just pound them into the ground.


You rock, chucks!


By the way....they are not Christians...


Watching Keith O...

Fred Phelps needs to be tied to a chair and forced to watch and listen to the Amish community...they have insisted that some of the $500K that has been donated to them by the public be shared with the widow of the man who shot and killed the children. They have been overwhelmed by gifts of food as well, and while they said they could handle things themselves, they also said that it would not be Christ-like to deny people the blessings they were givng to them.
Fred Phelps and that mess he calls his "followers" ( a few family members) are not Christians.


Lars Larson had Phelps on KTTH and I was glad to hear him NOT take Phelps's side (though I guess he did give him airtime). None of Larson's callers did, either.


Gallagher performed a great service by keeping the hateful Godhatesfags people away from the funerals of the little Amish girls. Thanks to Gallagher the greiving families did not have to endure the further suffering those religious nuts were determined to inflict. They got an hour of airtime on Gallagher's radio show and anyone not willing to listen to their repulsive drivel had the option to turn if off.


Fred Phelps is a waste of skin and when we acknowledge him we are wasting our time...


I don't know how many degrees of separation there are between nitwits like Robertson & Falwell, on the one hand, and worthless inbred filth like the Westboro cult (not to mention between the Robertson-Falwell axis and mainstream conservatism).

But seeking to make this issue a battlefield between right and left - or more precisely an example of the superiority of left over right - is on a par with righties seeking to discredit all progesssives, and all progressive ideas, by trotting out pieces of garbage like Lenin and Castro and posing them as the carefully-hidden gods of the mainstream left. Giving the Phelps pukes airtime for the purpose of ratings - bad enough as that is - is hardly the same as giving them airtime out of a sense of common cause; neither Gallagher nor the other rightwing hosts in Salem's stable - nor, very likely, the suits at Salem itself - are fans of the Westboros or the Westboro submentality.

And Gov. Rendell's party affiliation means exactly zero here. The Westboros stand so far outside the margins of mainstream society - and certainly of the "normal" political scene - that they make no distinction at all between liberals and conservatives; they hate both groups, and indeed all of America outside their psychotic cult, with equal viciousness.


My guess is the Amish would have walked up to Fred and invited him to share a meal. They would have ignored his rantings and extended a hand of friendship.

By the way, Fred rarely shows up to these things. He sends his daughter and her family. He is too scared he will get hit with a brick.


When does something become hate speech . . . which I thought was actually illegal? Am I wrong?

And please don't argue the free-speech clause in the C cause I know it is there . . . I just thought that (like "fire" in a crowded theatre) we had something on the books for this kind of thing.


No, Fred and the KKK and other fringe groups are allowed to march and protest....


Well, then, I guess the best way to protect freedom is to meet them on the street with our own signs and support for the Amish . . . Perhaps we need to do more of that instead of just blogging and talking.

Thom was talking yesterday about how this Republicanism seems to go in 30-year cycles. Did you hear him Sparky?

If it started with Reagan, should be reaching it's peak. But so much to undo . . . is it even possible?


yes I heard him, and as Thom said, yes, it is possible! But it wont be easy and it will take a long time. I hope people can be patient.


But. once we get it fixed again. . . they'll take it back again! Hopefully, I'll be long gone . . .

P-1 SternFan

Howard Stern had the daughter Shirley Phelps on his growing & very popular Satellite Radio show today. She has been a recurring guest on the show over the last few years. When Howard gets Pissed off he does a great job of Berating people and he laid it in to her. It was Hilarious.. and then he ended the interview saying she is just angry at the rest of the world because God gave her a "Horse Face" !!


Howard is the king!


But, she keeps coming back for more? Well, that's telling . . .


So did anyone listen to Gallagher today?

Left Behind by the New Democratic Party


You know... a part of me REEEAALLLY wishes Mike Webb was back on the radio JUST so he could have an hour with the Phelps clan.....(and they could not hang up like they tend to do if someone dares mock them.)

Now THAT would be great radio!


Howard Stern making fun of a horseface woman? That's rich. He needs to take a good look at his girlfriend Beth...she looks like a Kentucky Derby entry.


Howard Stern is one of the lowest froms of life on the planet, including the animal kingdom.


As much as Mike Webb makes my skin crawl, it would be sort of fun to hear him lock horns with one of those Phelps spokespeople. Maybe a televised debate, with both parties handcuffed to their lecterns so they couldn't run away when things got hot. (Webb could wear a bag over his head to preserve what little visual anonymity he has left.)

The Westboros and critters like them not only lack hearts and brains - and courage - but they don't possess a sense of either humor or irony. As many years as Stern & Co have allowed resident Kleagle Daniel Carver to share their airwaves, I'm not sure that Carver has yet figured out that he's being played for the buffoon that he is. And I'll bet that 90 percent of Howard's jabs at Ms Phelps went far over her head. (Hell, she couldn't even keep up with Dori Monson when she was on HIS show, and that's saying alot.)

And if Beth O looks like a horse, as the obviously myopic Umo maintains, I am prepared to move to Enumclaw and become a horse lover.


Just curious . . . how did Monson handle Ms. Phelps?


With undisguised contempt, and a delivery dripping with sarcasm the likes of which he doesn't normally employ even for fans of Sound Transit. It was one of his proudest moments; for a few minutes he sounded like a guy with a true heart. The woman finally hung up on him, once it began to seep into her thick cranium that he was not a sympathetic interviewer.


Funny how it used to be the "Ron and Bomb" show, but now that they are after "hairspray" now they are all good? BTW do you know the bombsters have given BW'S moniker a new spin "reading the newspaper so you don't have to


I remember Shirley Phelps being on Dori's show about 10 years ago and she kept calling him "Dude" and he would start laughing each time she did that. She wasnt quite as hostile yet and they did an entire half hour. After they were done, Dori spent the rest of the show calling everyone "dude."

The comments to this entry are closed.

April 2013

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30        

Tip Jar

Change is good

Tip Jar

Twitter Updates

    follow me on Twitter

    pacific nw talk stations

    • KIRO 710ESPN Seattle 710 KHz
      Games and sports-blabber
    • KIROFM 97.3
      Multi-format: news and nearly all local talk. This is where classic KIRO AM news talk radio went... hopefully, not to die. The home of Dave Ross & Luke Burbank, Dori Monson, Ron & Don, Frank Shiers, Bill Radke, Linda Thomas, Tony Miner and George Noory.
    • KUOW FM 94.9
      Seattle's foremost public radio news and talk.
    • KVI am 570 KHz
      Visit the burnt-out husk of one of the seminal right-wing talkers in all the land. Here's where once trilled the reactionary tones of Rush Limbaugh, John Carlson, Kirby Wilbur, Mike Siegel, Peter Weissbach, Floyd Brown, Dinky Donkey, and Bryan Suits. Now it's Top 40 hits from the '60's & '70's aimed at that diminishing crowd who still remembers them and can still hear.
    • KTTH am 770 KHz
      Right wing home of local, and a whole bunch of syndicated righties such as Glennn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Medved, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Lars Larsony, and for an hour a day: live & local David Boze.
    • KPTK am 1090 KHz
      Syndicated liberal talk. Stephanie Miller, Thom Hartmann, Ed Schultz, Randi Rhodes, Norman Goldman fill in the large hole to the left on Northwest radio dial.
    • KLFE AM 1590 kHz
      Syndicated right-wing 2nd stringers like Mark Levin, Bill Bennett, Mike Gallagher, Dennis Prager, Dennis Miller and Hugh Hewitt inhabit this timid-voiced neighbor honker for your radio enjoyment (unless you're behind something large like Costco).
    • KOMOAM
      News, traffic, Ken Schram and John Carlson.
    • Washington State Radio Stations
      Comprehensive list of every danged AM & FM station on the dial.
    • KKOL am 1300 KHz
      Once a rabid right-wing talker, except for Lou Dobbs, it's all business....