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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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  • 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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June 18, 2007

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sparky

Guiliani/McCain/Romney/Thompson/+ ambition = gooood

Hillary + ambition = baaaad

How 21st century of you...

coiler

Malls are gross on the landscape of america, if only we could trap all the republicans in there...for what reason?

cowpotpi3

Chuck are you being dense just to avoid admitting that you missed the point? Jesus you tool, laws against price gouging have nothing to do with price fixing.

Why are people like you protecting an industry that wants to oppose laws like this? Because somebody in Republican-talking-point-land told you so? A little independent thought would be nice. I guess the party has simply abandoned the middle class entirely in favor of ideological tripe that serve only an oligarchical uberclass. Congratulations.

KS

Trapping secular progressives in malls sounds more enticing. If too many Republicans were trapped, America would soon be overrun by Islamist terrorists because the SP's want smoke peace pipe and sign coombye-yah and negotiate and instead of killing them.

Bill O'Reilly

joanie

nevetS, I don't like chasing my tail so I let you chase yours. It is as simple as that.

Now, Malloy said tonight that if your car - let's say a new $30,000 Toyota gets wrecked by an army tank, you can file for the value of the vehicle. But, if a child gets killed by an army tank, the maximum for which they can file is $2500. Anyone else hear that?

Common Dreams confirms the amounts paid for lives lost . . . check it out. (From May) also Washington Post 7-06 Don't know where he got the idea that a car's value would be replaced unless I missed it in the these two articles.

Guess we know what the Bushies value - hmm? Pretty sad state of affairs, I'd say . . .

Duffman

hahhaahaha duff

Posted by: Andrew | June 19, 2007 at 03:30 PM

?...care to explain; I missed this?

nevets

Joanie, with the amount of times you have contradicted yourself lately the only one here getting dizzy is you. You keep getting your facts from Randi and it will be the padded room for you this summer. Oh, can you tell me her source she used when she said Prez. Nixion actually called and ordered the National Guard to shoot the students at Kent State in 1970. Her words, not mine.
And did you figure out who them Presian Shia are now?

Duffman

Yeah, after listening to RR for some time now, I've concluded she's out of it. Likes to generate controversy and gets wound up in herself. She's a show-person (like so many others) and she does that well and sustains a loyal following of 'lap-dogs'. For the most part - she is discounted as far as substance.

Duffman

...however Stephanie Miller is of yet another flavor :) I do like her.

chucks

OK cpp3
I admit that I did not properly understand your post. (that was tougher than you may believe)
I still have concerns about what would be price gouging in the minds of government.
If an oil company makes a 20% profit at $50.00 per barrel of oil and that oil goes to $100.00, is it price gouging if oil companies maintains 20% profit?
If oil drops to $25.00 per barrel, and the same company moves to 25% profit, is that gouging?
If aramadamanutjob in Iran blows up Saudi and Iraqi oil fields and the supply drys up for six months. Oil goes to $200.00 per barrel. The oil companies go to a 15% margin to help the nation (snicker here is understood), is that still gouging?
And thanks for the tool and shed comment. It is classic and I am stealing it.

Mungo

Hey KS,

You're of age...when are you signing up for that War on Terror you're so "supportive" of...you can't live on that farm in E. Oregon with mommy and daddy all your life.

KS

Mungo - you don't know what in the hell you are talking about.

Supportive of the war on terror" Does not mean I support Bush's approach. If you deny that the Islamists will leave us alone if we pacify them - we have a major difference of opinion just like you probably don't see the need for a border with Mexico either.

KS

That should read;
"If you believe that the Islamists will leave us alone if we pacify them - we have a major difference of opinion just like you probably don't see the need for a border with Mexico either."

Do you know or even care about what the Islamists have done to Europe ?

Mungo

KS,

I see...you're just a 'cultural warrior'...leave that messy part of "killing the terrorists" to others of your generation. Got it.

KS

If they invade our country; Kill them before they kill us - do you get that ?

sparky

But, KS, if you went over THERE to fight them, then we wouldnt worry about having to fight them HERE...I thought that was clear.

Recife

Joanie Wrote

"Now, Malloy said tonight that if your car - let's say a new $30,000 Toyota gets wrecked by an army tank, you can file for the value of the vehicle. But, if a child gets killed by an army tank, the maximum for which they can file is $2500. Anyone else hear that? "

And then added. "Guess we know what the Bushies value - hmm?"

Dear sweet Joanie, why is it always Bushies fault? Nothing was different under the previous administrations concerning property damage caused by the US Military. But now all of a sudden it’s Bushies fault. If Hillary gets in, and the policy does not change, will that be Georges’ fault as well? If tonight Seattle is hit with a 9.0 earthquake, and the Viaduct falls down will that be Georges’ fault as well? The man is far from perfect, but come on now. Oh BTW, last night I was doing a water change in 150 gal saltwater tank. The hose slipped out, and I spent two hours shop vac’ing my floor……..come to think of it I thought I caught a glimpse of Cheney running out my back door………Hmmmmm

Duffman

"But, KS, if you went over THERE to fight them, then we wouldnt worry about having to fight them HERE...I thought that was clear.

Good Sparks...indeed that's what being said!!!

Duffman

...now see - at this point, merci will no doubt come out from under it's rock because it seems like I may be getting too close to sparks...and it is affected by that. hahaha

Nevets

Nice stories Joanie, but I didn't see anywhere in them two articles on how much Al-Queda pays to the relatives of the men, women, and children they maim and kill with their death squads and suicide bombers. Did Malloy by chance say anything about it.

joanie

Yes, Recife, everything is Bush's fault. Didn't you know that?

As for you ass-backwards, nevetS, since I'm not an Al-Queda terrorist but, unfortunately, am associated with the US of A terrorists, I can only take responsibility for what we do. I can't control the world - can I?

But, then, you belong to the herd and I'm sure if they all ran off the cliff, you would follow. We have established that, have we not?

nevets

Ahh the truth behind Joanies hate emerges. I knew that "I don't hate the troops, just the war" was just a charade all along. Like this Democratic Congress we have in D.C.(14% approval), you have taken yourself to a new low here at BW. Now who is following the herd? I think the next question should be, how low can she go?

joanie

Again, you get it ass-backwards. You are true to form. Continue chasing your tail.

KS

"But, KS, if you went over THERE to fight them, then we wouldnt worry about having to fight them HERE...I thought that was clear."

One argument in favor of the above statement is that we haven't had a major terrorist attack since 9-11-01. However, you are still spouting the chicken hawk line - you are barking up the wrong tree - we should not have gone into Iraq, but should have focused more on Afghanistan. You will never understand the mindset of their culture - because you so-called progressives are still are members of the flat-earth society thinking you can negotiate with them without submitting to Allah. LOL

Mungo

KS,

Nobody here has advocated negotiating with terrorists...nice straw man tho.


So, you haven't enlisted becuz?

We're still waiting.

sparky

..um..because he is against it, except for when he is for it.

KS

One straw man deserves another - right Mungo ?

cowpotpi3

Umm perhaps you can link to the poll numbers? I see 24%...right there with Bush's 26%. Of course, I believe that a lot of that disapproval was because the Dems wimped out on the fight over withdrawal timetables.

On the issue that you guys are waving your hands about...the worth of an Iraqi life information that Joanie posted...am I hearing you guys right here? She posted a sourced article that details the way we pay for civilians we inadvertently kill and all you guys will focus in on is her slap at Bush? You won't debate the issue but you will attack the politics. Nice. The last time I saw logic like that I was picking my 5 year old up from the playground. So the hell what if she dislikes Bush...does that invalidate the article that you guys didn't read?

I mean at least make an attempt to refute the point without descending into talking point hell.

cowpotpi3

KS the "fight them over there" argument is idiotic and I think you know it. Pointing to no attacks since 9/11 is about just as idiotic. Why would they even need to come over here when we have a huge number of soldiers right in their backyard? See what I mean? That argument is a non-starter and a horrible talking point the right seems to insist on using with nothing to back it up.

And I would really suggest a better metaphor for progressives than "the flat earth society." The irony of a right winger saying that is hysterical.

Your last statement is the best of the bunch...please tell me where any liberals are saying let's negotiate with terrorists? That one just doesn't hold any water. I suppose it would surprise you that the only people that have suggested any such thing are Republicans. I guess Mel Martinez and Bill Frist are a couple of liberals:

Frist: Negotiate With Taliban

KS

cpp3 - Your choice to be oblivious to the outside world. No attacks since 9-11 says something and if it doesn't, you are being intellectually dishonest. It's not a big deal and I am not giving Bush much credit for that. I'm giving our troops in the Middle East more credit.

"Why would they even need to come over here when we have a huge number of soldiers right in their backyard? "

Do you realize what you said ? You just said it is to our advantage having troops over there. Following your line of reasoning, if we redeployed from Iraq, then we had better watch out... You just mouthed Bush Administration rhetoric.

"And I would really suggest a better metaphor for progressives than "the flat earth society." The irony of a right winger saying that is hysterical."

You are hysterical. What do you think Pelosi, Kennedy and McDermott have been trying to tell us ? They want to hold talks with Syria - that harbors terrorists and you call yourself progressive ? In fact, the political name "progressive" is a joke - I don't care if its hip and Hollywood calls themselves that - its a phony label. You are smoke,mirrors and flatulence. Right-winger is to you must be anyone who doesn't believe in the fairness doctrine and socialism to you - you seem to have run out of cogent arguments.

KS

Re: Frist Negotiate with the Taliban; Frist and Martinez are liberal and call themselves Republicans. Frist is no longer in the Senate and Martinez is pushing for illegal immigration amnesty.

Nevets

Hey Capt, have you looked up any Gallup Polls lately.

Nevets

Capt, If the articles Joanie sourced would have told (as Paul Harvey says) the rest of the story, her sources might have been more credible.

cowpotpi3

KS you're clearly beyond rational thought. Keep trying to take what I say and apply your own perverted thinking to it. In the future you ought to stick to what was actually said. You are the king of the strawman argument.

I did not say it is to our advantage to having troops there. Then again aren't YOU the one who said you disagreed with Iraq? I guess that was simply a lie then.

Syria? Are you serious? You idiots on the right diss Pelosi et al for talking with them...then what is Rice doing the very week after that? Talking with Syria. Are you trying to be a bigger hypocrite or have you taken classes to be so?

The right has embraced its more radical side and if you would dispute that you're either stupid or simply a liar. The slam I make was directly attuned to where your party has taken the political discourse...those people seem to have you by the short hairs and you would do anything to defend them due to your irrational hatred of the left (read anyone who disagrees with you).

I'll debate any issue with you and I'll back it up. But please quit your childish sniveling when somebody refutes your arguement and cease attempting to change what was said so it can fit your talking points.

cowpotpi3

Steveo, your link is interesting...but it hardly says much in the way of detail. Where does it say what is paid out for deaths?

cowpotpi3

The Gallup Poll is interesting ... however I wonder what is behind the numbers. There isn't a follow up of WHAT people dislike about congress so much. Now I'm sure you're going to take the obvious partisan tack of saying "see they hate the Democrats!" I think its more complex than that and more nuanced (sorry I know you righties hate anything more complex than 'you're either with us or against us). Looks to me like all of the scandals and the wimping out of the Democratic leadership on Iraq caused most of the support to bail on them.

You look at Bush's numbers...well about 24% of the population are undoubtedly going to love him no matter what. Automatons are so cute.

Nevets

Capt, it was right there, how could you have missed it. towards the bottom. And can I use that phrase "Automatons are so cute" the next time you use poll numbers.

cowpotpi3

"Officials said the claims paid so far are for property loss or damage. They said there are probably "wrongful death" claims in the system that have not been adjudicated yet. Officials will use the traditions of Iraq to set the damages paid for wrongful death."

That is what you are referring to. It doesn't say what, if anything, is paid. You can't assume that anything was done given that particular statement. I don't know what that statement means and what it equals...do you? Try again.

cowpotpi3

Also Steve, you dug up a 2 year old article which even says "probably "wrongful death" claims in the system that have not been adjudicated yet." Let that sink in. They have not ... adjudicated... That means they haven't done anything to pay...as of 2005.

Did you catch when the other article was written? This month. So unless you can refute that article with something other than a two year old DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE propaganda piece I'm going to have to go with the up to date independent article. And yes...automaton is a great description.

cowpotpi3

Also Steve, you dug up a 2 year old article which even says "probably "wrongful death" claims in the system that have not been adjudicated yet." Let that sink in. They have not ... adjudicated... That means they haven't done anything to pay...as of 2005.

Did you catch when the other article was written? This month. So unless you can refute that article with something other than a two year old DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE propaganda piece I'm going to have to go with the up to date independent article. And yes...automaton is a great description.

cowpotpi3

Also Steve, you dug up a 2 year old article which even says "probably "wrongful death" claims in the system that have not been adjudicated yet." Let that sink in. They have not ... adjudicated... That means they haven't done anything to pay...as of 2005.

Did you catch when the other article was written? This month. So unless you can refute that article with something other than a two year old DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE propaganda piece I'm going to have to go with the up to date independent article. And yes...automaton is a great description.

cowpotpi3

Also Steve, you dug up a 2 year old article which even says "probably "wrongful death" claims in the system that have not been adjudicated yet." Let that sink in. They have not ... adjudicated... That means they haven't done anything to pay...as of 2005.

Did you catch when the other article was written? This month. So unless you can refute that article with something other than a two year old DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE propaganda piece I'm going to have to go with the up to date independent article. And yes...automaton is a great description.

cowpotpi3

Also Steve, you dug up a 2 year old article which even says "probably "wrongful death" claims in the system that have not been adjudicated yet." Let that sink in. They have not ... adjudicated... That means they haven't done anything to pay...as of 2005.

Did you catch when the other article was written? This month. So unless you can refute that article with something other than a two year old DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE propaganda piece I'm going to have to go with the up to date independent article. And yes...automaton is a great description.

cowpotpi3

Ugg Typepad really sucks.

Tommy008

770KTTH/710KIRO's spiffy, new shit-for-brains Mormon ownership has decided to fix something that isn't broken, Michael Savage, from 3-6 on KTTH, and brilliantly decided to replace him with pantywaist putz, Glenn Beck. They are NOT fixing what is garbage, to wit The Frank Shiers Show with his Groundhog's Day word -for-word identical openings each night-"We're live and local where other stations are playing tapes, blah blah blah,...... now you can send me an email through an instant message but it will have no email address from you on it, I don't like anonymous emails........" and the insufferable "Teenager Man", Dori Monson. I don't need to tell you what's wrong with 710KIRO'a little man in the afternoon.

Nevets

"Officials will use the traditions of Iraq to set the damages paid for wrongful death."

What it says is the amount paid will be set by the standards of Iraq, not the US. How much? I don't know, I say in the $50-100K range if a person was wrongfully killed and his death was not a result of combat operations. Is that alot of money in Iraq? I would bet it is. Figure in cost of living, it is probably worth more than what one of our soldiers loved ones would recieve. Fair? Maybe not, but well above what Al-Queda would pay.

Now these "condolence payments" mentioned in the article by Joanie, are just that, a way for the US to show their condolences to these families in their time of need. It is not a payoff or buyout. The family can still make a claim against the US Government. and we all know how generous the US Government.

joanie

Just have to get in on this, cowpot, do you feel like you're chasing your tail yet?

If ass-backwards nevetS had a clue about which he talked, he wouldn't leave links for you to figure out for him! I'm laughing so hard . . . he's like Hansel who is leaving breadcrumbs all over the place hoping that someone else will figure out what he's trying to say. I'm laughing so hard I'm crying!

And when an argument is absent, it is always much easier to blame the messenger. Obviously, Randi is a might too intellectual and too sourced for these morons.

But, you are welcome to keep trying. I love reading your rebuttals. You have mucho gray mater for a cowpot and I find you very interesting. :)

joanie

Generous? Oh boy! Kill a kid and make $2500. . . I'm sure there's an criminal Iraqi ring taking advantage of that little scam as we write.

joanie

Even better: those Iraqi children better get out of their country of they'll get what they deserve compliments of the rich Republican warmongers. Afterall, nothing should impede profiteering off war . . . isn't that how the Bushies made their money?

Nevets

Alright, I'll admit right now that my $50-100K might be a little overboard. I'll reduce that to $1-25K as I look at it more. Oh yeah Capt. That Washington Post article was from last year.

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