take your answer off the air...

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  • The Advocate
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  • Media Matters
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  • Orcinus
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  • Hominid Views
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  • Howie in Seattle
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  • The Naked Loon
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  • Irrational Public Radio
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  • The Maddow Blog
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  • Northwest Broadcasters
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  • The Moderate Voice
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  • News Hounds
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  • 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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joanie

Wrong, Duff. In the end, you go with what has been substantiated and is reasonable. You don't go with gut . . . unless, of course, you're in Vegas or betting on the lottery.

That isn't a smart thing to ever say if you want to sound like a man I would want to have an intellectual conversation with. Might as well talk to a kindergartner if your gut is informing your brain. Sorry.

Duffman

ha...good as is said 'everything I ever needed to know I learned in kidergarten' anyway so hope you know 'going with my gut' simply means 'concluding' (and not based on diet...ha) and I will continue to conclude as I have during my life...and in the long run, as I've said it hasn't steered me wrong yet...and it w/be too coincidential to think that there's not a coorelation.
asi es la vida (Que: Sparky for translation)

joanie

Sorry, I learned a whole lot after K. What I learned in K helped me be a nice person. Not an educated one.

You must be accountable for your beliefs so you must support them. "gut instincts" do not support beliefs. Knowledge does. You can believe Galileo . . . he had proof. The church - based on its gut instincts - chose not to believe. Surely you can do better.

If you don't believe, take those scientists who disagree and use their scientific arguments to argue. Do resort to K tactics. It doesn't serve you and it does suit you.

joanie

s/b "Don't resort to K tactics." Also, "It doesn't serve you and it doesn't suit you." Sorry.

Duffman

I will take your comments in stride, and will continue to follow what seems to work for me. ...always subject to improvement/modification... thank you.

joanie

Well, Duff, what works for you doesn't work for most of us. That is why you get so much grief.

So be it.

duffman

...never grief, young lady; I've found 'peace of mind'...so never grief...I think I'm beyond that in my life. Grief could only come from something that 'really' matters... Thanks for your kind and wise words.

joanie

Merci . . . turn off the italics! I'll try here . . .

joanie

I couldn't do it, Merci. I think you have to. :)

robinz

Limbaugh/Hannity/Savage consistently dominate talk radio ratings nationwide. All three of them steadfastly defend the war in Iraq. The only thing that hurts a radio talk show host's career is...lack of talent.

Yes, but the question is do their ratings hold up. For instance are they as good as they were 4 years ago or even 2 years ago. No one disputes that the conservatives still have the top of the pile. The question is are they sliding downward.

robinz

Eric Dondero

The Liberals misinterpret alleged non-support for the War in Iraq. They view it as opposition. When in fact, many of us are pissed off at Bush for not fighting the War hard enough, and not expanding the War to other Islamic hellholes that harbor terrorists, like Somalia, and Sudan.

But when you look at the polling data, they just lump in folks like me, who are against Bush cause he's not fighting hard enough, in with the liberal weenie girly men who want to retreat and surrender.

Thus, what we get from the MSM is a vastly skewed and wholly inaccurate polling data, just like the article above.

Eric Dondero, CEO
MainstreamLibertarian.com

Duffman

Eric: Actually agree with you about intensity. I don't agree with the Iraq war; I think it was a mistake - but if we as a Country commit to 'war' we should do it with an all-out intensity, sparingly only possibly nuclear force.

Duffman

Eric: what are your thoughts on the current situation with Iran and the captured British troops?

Tommy008

I guess Bill O'Reilly is one of the "weenie girly men" who basically believes in a deadline to get out of Iraq whether he's on the record for these latest bills or not. Despite my problems with O'Reilly, he's not a simplistic, sloganeering anti-intellectual and engages in critical thinking enough to realize that the U.S. can only carry the Iraqi army so far and that if they are not willing and capable of carrying their weight and fighting for their own democracy/freedom within the fairly near future, America will have to withdraw.

joanie

many of us are pissed off at Bush for not fighting the War hard enough, and not expanding the War to other Islamic hellholes that harbor terrorists, like Somalia, and Sudan.

I think that's probably true. I also think the Dems gained their slim majority more as a result of Publican corruption than Iraq. An opinion, can't support it.

We Americans sure seem to like war. We've been involved in enough of them.

But when you look at the polling data, they just lump in folks like me, who are against Bush cause he's not fighting hard enough, in with the liberal weenie girly men who want to retreat and surrender.

I'd like to see proof of that.

Thus, what we get from the MSM is a vastly skewed and wholly inaccurate polling data, just like the article above.

And proof of that.

Also, Eric, if you're a libertarian who wants all-out war, how you gonna pay for it and who you gonna send?

Let's talk meat and potatoes here. Enough wish lists for somebody else to figure out.

Duffman

Oh Eric (in case you didn't know) on this blog you have to cut and paste your sources to be reviewed by the head minion. [so they can be trashed]

Tommy008

Why was Dan Sytman even allowed out of his producer's booth, to be an onair "talent". UGH.

cowpotpi3

Duff, last I'll say on this (dead horse) topic: Sources should be questioned, especially if they are fringe ones and DEFINITELY if they are being quoted to back up your own point of view. I know you see yourself as open minded, however don't mistake people rejecting wingnutdaily.com for being simple blind partisans. Its like banging your head against the same wall for the 20th time in a row and expecting a different result. How do you think those guys got to be wingnuts? Telling the truth? Hehe.

cowpotpi3

Eric sounds like a LINO to me. Tell me again how a Libertarian would be for government lying to us to get us there in the first place? What about all of the other scandals that this government has produced that directly conflict with Libertarian values (i.e. consolidation of power in the executive, Patriot Act powers, NSA powers, circumventing the power of the other branches, etc, etc)?

Are you a real Libertarian or just somebody who is using it as cover to attack liberals without looking like a Bush loving neo-con? A lot of this going on these days.

Duffman

"Duff, last I'll say on this (dead horse) topic.."

Whew....thanks for acknowledgment that this is 'last' and that it is a 'dead horse' topic. Please inform head minion also.

I appreciate your point of view CP3.

Pilgrim

"The Liberals misinterpret alleged non-support for the War in Iraq. They view it as opposition. When in fact, many of us are pissed off at Bush for not fighting the War hard enough, and not expanding ...."

You are in a small minority - just like your "party".

Eric, when do you ship over to Iraq?

shoreke

Bush faces the same problem in Iraq that Nixon faced in Vietnam. Either commit to the annihilation of a gigantic segment of the Iraqi population or get the hell out.

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