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  • 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.
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    inexhaustible Drudgery of NW conservative news
  • The Radio Equalizer
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June 18, 2007



""I’m leaving the country if it happens,” Morris told Alan Colmes on Hannity & Colmes recently."

Yet another reason I want Mrs Clinton to win this thing! :)
Can we all PLEASE hold him to this promise


Dick Morris you got to see him on TV and watch his mouth move it doesn"t match the words that come out of his mouth !
hooty hoo !
Duffman you DoA Man !
GOD bless Ted Nuggent !
My vote is for Fred Thompson !
And as also way !!!!
Styblehead radio 'It's more than just bad it's plan WRONG!


That the right cannot see through this fog of hatred they seem to admire and cling to is simply beyond me. Swift boating, corruption, hypocrisy and artificiality (as in Dick and Fred) have become their standard.

I wonder if there's a set of children's books for the adults on the right in this: The Bedroom (and other) Adventures of Dick and Fred.


My favorite Dick Morris moment was a recent on-air interview with Thom Hartmann..Dick was refusing to do anything but name calling in answer to Thom's questions. Thom finally asked him to consider how he would feel if Thom brought up the issue of Dick sucking the toes of prostitutes, and Dick got all huffy and said the interview was OVERRRRR and hung up. "That's different" you know...


Thom knows how to handle those crybabies like Morris. His show is crushing the nuts of the right wing and their supporters. BTW, Fred was a lazy senator in office, I doubt the public will want a nappy prez sleeping on the job.


Got to agree with Bla'm on this one. No one should give Dick Morris the time of day. He is a little man guided by the convenience of the moment.


This just in, FOX Noise channel slips. Americans are tired of being lied to.

Ailes cracks the whip


Don't you people know the rules don't apply if you're preaching to the choir? Sheesh...what is this BS about being honest and morally upright.


The gleeking, beef-witted boar-pig

Not that I don't enjoy and celebrate Bla'Ms description, but I prefer Stephanie Miller's title: "Prostitute toe-sucker Dick Morris" (we gotta find audio of that Thom Hartmann interview, sparks)

Note: Has anyone actually been the recepient of a Dick Morris "gleek"... yikes

Note to Duffman:
Actually, The presence of Dick Morris is a reason not to vote for Hillary. Even when he was on "their side"(in theory), I couldnt stand him.

The Clintons decided to sack-up w/ that wretched apolitical political opportunist bounty hunter(which is really what Dick is). Who's to say he/she won't do it again?


[i]The Clintons decided to sack-up w/ that wretched apolitical political opportunist bounty hunter(which is really what Dick is). Who's to say he/she won't do it again?[/i]

Of course they will do it again, as will everybody else.


Simple rule of thumb in politics. You usually can't go wrong betting against Dick Morris. I learned this when I used to hang out on a right wing poll analysis site in 2004. If Dick gave you a thumb's up, you knew your candidate had done badly in the debate. Dick Morris is often the kiss of death.

And he is no Democrat. Remember, this is a guy that helped run Jesse Helms campaigns. He runs with the Mellon Scaife crowd, not the Soros crowd. But, like all good whores, he goes with the money. And like a good pimp, Clinton drew him in close so that others wouldn't have him.


I took a second look at that picture of the magazine cover. Mrs. Morris does not appear to be too happy with her lot in life...lol. I would have loved to hear the commentary between them and the photographer as they sat for this photo.


Of course they will do it again, as will everybody else.

SOOOO? This only increases the responsibility of "we the people" to:

A.) Target said apolitical opportunistic bounty hunters with massive scarlet letter campaigns
(call it "Operation: Prostitute Toe-Sucker Removal")

B.) Target ANY campaign that makes use of said scum
(call it "Operation: Prostitute Toe-sucker suck-ass removal")

Note: After James Carville's Scooter Libby Love Letter I certainly believe he can be lumped into the above category.


Sparks: Was just doing some spring cleaning and found that very mag. Think it's pretty frame-worthy.

Love the lemon induced smirk on Frau Morris' mug.

Did I say lemon? I meant "kissing prostitute toe-sucking lips" induced smirk.


"he took a break from sucking her toes, dialed Clinton and let her listen as he talked to the president for whom he was serving as a political consultant."

Either he was calling to brag, for advice, or simply calling to give advice to Bill on what will please his little plaything Monica. If it was the later, it worked, as we all know what Bill got.


I doubt the public will want a nappy prez sleeping on the job.

Well, if tolerating a constantly vacationing brushcutter is any indication, I doubt the public will even notice, Coiler.

Anyone listen to Randi tonight? I was almost suicidal following her show. One might begin to think it is hopeless.

She talked a lot about the oil and how they are divvying (?) it up. Eighty percent for oil corporations and twenty percent for Iraq whicch means about 7% for each tribe. Seven cents for Sunnis, seven cents for shia, seven cents for Kurds and eighty percent for the big four - shell, exxon, bp and one other. (Maybe the saudi company.) Unbelievable.

Americans should wake up. It isn't that we're stupid anymore . . .it is worse: we have no integrity, values or ethics. What a mess.

She also said Brian Lam on CSpan was reading some of his emails last weekend in which he was being called everything in the book from obscene to just juvenile and stupid. What is going on?

I know a person who calls it CSpin now. We have faux-ified this country . . . there may be no hope. I notice, Coiler, that fox is still #1 even though it has dipped.


More guesswork, nevetS? Well, you're ass-u-mptions are usually ass-backwards anyway.


I can guess just as good as Randi did on that Oil in Iraq bit tonight.


Another guess . . . about Randi . . . you're on an ass-uming roll tonight, aren't you?


My guesses are usually right more often than hers and can never be mistaken for hate filled rants.


And did you notice Joanie, she started talking about the oil companies and then went off in space on some 9/11 rant. I thought for sure she was going to say the oil companies pleaded for Bush to go to war. (Maybe she did, I had to get out of the car to puke after listening to her for more than 5 minutes) I can see how you get confused listening to her. I am sorry for you Joanie for you to loyally torture yourself daily listening to her.


my guesses are usually right more often than hers

hahahaha, says who, Steve? Says who?

And here you contradict yourself by admitting you can't listen for more than five minutes. C'mon, Steven, get your rant straight, thank you.


I don't know what 9/11 and Big Oil have to do with one another anecdotally, however I do have to question the Bush Administration's strident refusal to sign any legislation that makes gasoline price gouging a federal crime. Think about that for a second...there is supposedly no collusion going on and no price gouging...yet Bushie will go to the ends of the earth to protect Big Oil's right to do it? Hmm.

By the way, was she on about the Engergy Summmit vis a vis Iraq or something? If so, she's flat out correct. Amazing that so-called conservatives would allow big corporate government to screw the working man like that. :)


But it's good that FOX has lost 22%, even better that Ailes is determined to make their "reporters" and "talent" ever more unconscionable.


And where did I contradict myself Joanie? She said all that in the first 5 minutes, were you not listening or were you so starry eyed that you didn't hear a thing she was talking about.


I timed Randi today, it was actually 11 minutes.


Capt, it was Randi who tied the two together and in part of this rant she mentioned that the Saudi Sunni's hate the Persian Shia. What a coincidence. The only thing she said about it was that each hated one another with a passion. Now for your price gouging, I can agree with you on that subject that something must be done to prevent price gouging in cases of disasters and emergencies.


Who are the Persian shia, nevetS?


Still googling?

What I don't understand about your rancor toward Randi is that she does source what she says and yet you, instead of taking issue with her sources, take issue with her. What's with that? Have you ever checked out her sources? That makes you look like the fool . . .

At least she tells you where to look . . . I think she believes that the people who listen to her care about sources. You, obviously, are not one of her targets. She does run a pretty intellectual three hours and it requires intellectual focus. If you are too busy throwing up, you will miss a lot. Sorry you think with your stomach, Steven. You might try to find an antidote for that. :)


Then how did you miss her saying "Persian Shia" if you were so focused.


Maybe the Capt can help you on what relgion the majority of Iranians are.


"Do you even understand the difference between a Persian and an Iraqi? I bet you didn't even know Iran is massively Shia (you know, like the opposite branch of Islam from al-queda)."

Something the Capt wrote not to long ago. Notice the word "Shia" there. Remember, this is from a person with a masters in chemistry.

Peter Ward

Call me crazy, but this angry diatribe gave NO evidence as to why we should hate Morris. Sure he did bad things, apparently everyone has more or less. What is the evidence that he is a liar, con artist, weasel or sham in there here and now?


Are all these 'sources' to be discounted because they are found on the Larry Elder Site?


Excuse me I meant to post this on the Oddems, The Oscitance Edition: new media kitchen slut, naked... topic where the GB discussion was taking place. Sorry.


Buh-bye Dick!


Well, this ought to start your day .......... OUTRAGEOUS!

SNOPES SAYS ...... this is TRUE!!!

Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas ,Texas is a fairly famous institution and for a variety of reasons:

1. John F. Kennedy died there in 1963
2. Lee Harvey Oswald died there shortly after
3. Jack Ruby-who killed Lee Harvey Oswald, died there a few years later..by coincidence

"On the flip side, Parkland is also home to the second busiest maternity ward in the country with almost 16,000 new babies arriving each year. (That's almost 44 per day---every day)

A recent patient survey indicated that 70 percent of the women who gave birth at Parkland in the first three months of 2006 were illegal immigrants.That's 11,200 anchor babies born every year just in Dallas According to the article, the hospital spent $70.7 million delivering 15,938 babies in 2004 but managed to end up with almost $8 million dollars in surplus funding. Medicaid kicked
in $345 million, Dallas County taxpayers kicked in $31.3 million and the feds tossed in another $95 million.

The average patient in Parkland 's maternity wards is 25 years old, married and giving birth to her second child. She is an illegal immigrant. By law, pregnant women cannot be denied medical care based on their immigration status or ability to pay.

OK, fine That doesn't mean they should receive better care than everyday, middle-class American citizens. But at Parkland Hospital, they do.

" Parkland Memorial Hospital has nine prenatal clinics. NINE.

The Dallas Morning News article followed a Hispanic woman who was a patient at one of the clinics and pregnant with her third child---her previous two were also born at Parkland. Her first two deliveries were free and the Mexican native was grateful because it would have cost $200 to have them in Mexico. This time, the hospital wants her to pay $10 per visit and $100 for the delivery but she was unsure if she could come up with the money. Not that it matters, the hospital won't turn her away. (I wonder why they even bother asking at this point.)

"How long has this been going on? What are the long-term affects?

Well, another subject of the article was born at Parkland in 1986 shortly after her mother entered the U.S. illegally---now she is having her own child there as well (That's right, she's technically a U.S. citizen.) These women receive free prenatal care including medication, nutrition, birthing classes and child care classes. They also get freebies such as car seats, bottles, diapers and formula.

Most of these things are available to American citizens as well but only for low-income applicants and even then, the red tape involved is almost insurmountable.

Because these women are illegal immigrants, they do not have to provide any sort of legitimate identification---no proof of income. An American citizen would have to provide a social security number which would reveal their annual income---an illegal immigrant need only claim to be poor and the hospital must take them at their word.

"My husband is a pilot for the United States Navy (yes, he fought in Iraq ) and while the health care is good, we Navy wives don't get any of these perks! Car seats? Diapers? Not so much. So my question is this: Does our public medical care system treat illegal immigrants better than American citizens? Yes it does!

As I mentioned, the care I have received is perfectly adequate but it's bare bones, meat and potato medical care---not top of line.

Their (the illegals) medical care is free---simply because they are illegal immigrants? Once again, there is no way to verify their income.

Parkland Hospital offers indigent care to Dallas County residents who earn less than $40,000 per year. (They also have to prove that they did not refuse health coverage at their current job. Yeah, the 'free' care is not so easy for Americans.)

There are about 140 patients who received roughly $4 million dollars for un-reimbursed medical care. As it turns out, they did not qualify for free treatment because they resided outside of Dallas County So the hospital is going to sue them! Illegals get it all free! But U.S citizens who live outside of Dallas County get sued! How stupid is this?

As if that isn't annoying enough, the illegal immigrant patients are actually complaining about hospital staff not speaking Spanish. In this AP story, the author speaks with a woman who is upset that she had to translate comments from the hospital staff into Spanish for her husband. The doctor was trying to explain the situation to the family and the mother was forced to translate for her husband who only spoke Spanish. This was apparently a great injustice to her.

In an attempt to create a Spanish-speaking staff, Parkland Hospital is now providing incentives in the form of extra pay for applicants who speak Spanish. Additionally, medical students at the University of Texas Southwestern for which Parkland Hospital is the training facility will now have a Spanish language requirement added to their already jammed-packed curriculum. No other school in the country boasts such a ridiculous multi-semester (multicultural) requirement.

If you think the current proposed "solution" to the immigration problem is wrong, do something about It! Contact your U.S. Senator and House Representative and tell them
to fix the border first, no amnesty, no reward for breaking our law.

Otherwise, we'll get what no response from us deserves-- immigration chaos and exploding costs for illegals that you will pay.

This needs wide circulation----particularly to our alleged "employees" in Congress


And you thought I forgot !
GOD Bless Ted Nuggent !
My Vote: is for Fred Thompson !!
And as always :
Styblehead radio is more than just bad !
It's Plan WRONG !
Duffman you DoA Man !


The last President to try to artificially control gas prices was Jimmah Carter. Remember how that led to gas lines, rationing, even-odd days etc. Additionally, the entire economy of this nation went to hell.
Bush knows this and wont make the same mistake.
You can not screw with the laws of supply and demand. If we want lower prices, we must reduce consumption or produce more product. Build more refineries or drive more efficient cars and trucks.
And Dick is still a dick.


Monson "Jazzed " about Internet Lawsuit (T8 News Service) 710 KIRO's little man in the afternoon, Dori Monson, was all excited today as he interviewed a lawyer representing some women claiming they were defamed on the internet. Of courese he couldn't resist mentioning himself, and the attacks made on him by Blatherwatch, which of course he was too far above us to actually name. Everyone knows that this lawsuit and Monson vs. Blatherwatch have nothing to do with each other- the women are not public figures, and the posters made specific slanderous false claims against them, such as that they had flunked various academic exams and that they had various sexually transmitted diseases. The posters also made violent threats against the women. If any such factually false, slanderous claims or violent threats were ever made about Monson or Shiers on Blatherwatch, moderator Michael Hood would take them off as soon as possible. This is something that Monson of course knows, although he claims to never read us. Monson went on to call us bloggers who attack him to be cowardly, pathetic, lonely people, who are the dregs of the society. Dori, I love your rationalization mechanisms.


"cowardly, pathetic, lonely people, who are the dregs of the society"

What are talk show hosts?


I know full well I could be held accountable for libel. My IP could be subpoenaed, my ISP account info could be subpoenaed. Anonymity my ass. Lonely?? Are we all alone here? That doesn't make any fucking sense at all. Cowardly??? Isn't he perched behind a microphone on an upper floor of a secure building? That eunuch jelly didn't even have the balls to mention BlatherWatch by name. He doesn't look those who he derides directly in the face. He's the pot calling the kettle black.

For as similar as what we do is to what he does, opine to the public, atleast we don't do this for a living. We don't have to worry that our opinion won't carry favor with listeners. He basically gets payed to do what trolls do.

I suspect the reason he's such a incurious asshole in general is that he was originaly someone else, a good natured person, who has since spent thousands of hours making sure that the way he perceives the world is as absolute as possible so that he can sound unequivocal behind the microphone. He has virtualy traded in his soul, his original and natural curiousity about the world, for formulated absolutes and opinions that he can sell to listeners. He probably doesn't even realize it happened - that the way he sees the world has been slowly dried and hardened over the years to a point beyond recognition because of the financial need to please listeners. The real Dori Monson surely died long ago, crushed under the weight of careerism and greed.


hahhaahaha duff


Chucks, what I said had nothing to do with price controls. Re-read my post and comprehend before you reply...Being against gouging is not being pro-price control, its a separate issue.


Steve you're being incoherent...what are you talking about with the whole oil-9/11-sunni-shia diatribe? It doesn't make sense because you aren't reciting what specifically went on other than to say some rant she went on contained those words or some combination. If I understood what her basis was for the rant then maybe I would get what you're on about. In lieu of that I'll have to shrug.

The same goes with, what I can only assume, is a poorly constructed swipe at me for simultaneously knowing what a Shia is and having an advanced degree. It is kind of funny that conservatives like yourself now think knowledge and education are things to be held against a person. That is some seriously brainy stuff right there!


The last time we had a windfall profit tax, it did not work. That is the only point that I wanted to make.
When it went in effect in 1980, production and investment tanked. The only way to effect the price of oil is be reduction of demand.
People are still buying 500 horse power Mustangs, Lincoln Navigators, Chevy Hummers, F350 trucks, forty foot motor homes, etc.
We are buying and heating bigger houses than ever.
Taxing the profits does not work. They just get passed on to us. We bitch because it cost $300.00 to fill the motor home. We fill it up, and hit the road.


And all of your post had what to do with what I said? Exactly nothing. Sorry but my point still stands and is valid: Why would Bush be against price gouging being a federal crime?

You are doing what is called 'knocking down a strawman'...you set up a response to a question that was not posed and knock it down...regardless that it has nothing to do with what was said.


Government can not set profit margins. Not their job.
Bush is right. You are wrong.
More taxes. OK, I agree $.50 plus per gallon is not enough.


Dick may be a dick, but he has Hillary sized up and pegged... Is that why you who do choose to demonize him ? Because he knows the Clinton's too well from his previous 20+ year association with them ? He knows Hillary is about pure ambition.

If a Democrat is to be elected in 2008, let it be Obama, Gore or Richardson, but no more Clintons. However, alot of that could be overshadowed by World War III - complete with suicide bombers coming to a mall near you - so much for negotiating with the Islamist terrorists ! (oh, gee - I guess I am guilty of perpetrating scare tactics...) For what reason ?


No Capt, not a swipe at you, just to let Joanie know it wasn't from some one not as educated as herself. And that Randi rant, I couldn't figure it out either.

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