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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August 30, 2007

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joanie

Ah, Ted Nugent, one of 710DORI's favorite guests. God, if that doesn't speak volumes, nothing ever will.

Also, good bit on Olbermann tonight (I watched it at school) where they did a Dragnet take-off - a reenactment of the crime featuring toilet stalls and shoes. I think they followed the citing officer's exact wording. It was funny.

wutitiz

I'm an NRA life patron member and I'm appalled at this performance by Nugent, who is an NRA board member. I will not vote for him next time. If he were just a rock star he could get away with it, but he's a gun-rights leader.

That said, this is just another example of hypocrisy...dime-a-dozen. Example: the stridently anti-gun Rosie ODonnell hired security with concealed carry permits in CT. to protect her kid.

wutitiz

Blather, in your 'bad week for blowjobs' you should have mentioned my County Councilperson, who blew a .14.

sparky

I heard that if you buy a KIRO podcast subscription, you get a big hat and a seer stone and you,too, can talk to God. The Special Underwear is available with the deluxe podcast package. However, you men still will have to actually join the church in order to put your hand through the curtain to shake God's hand.

Duffman

Hey PugetSound, here's a real Thursday oddem: merci's (Nate's) web site MTS has actually been updated with an additional piece on Hamilton's sign(s). Will wonders never cease! With all he's obviously had to deal with (i.e. notariety, et al) he still apparently found time to bring his site close to this century. [Just kidding merci...good stuff!]

PugetSound

duff
i checked it out. merci has a nice take when he chooses to use it for good.

gotta agree on last night olberman's bit on the whole (soon to be former senator) larry craig. it was a bravo performance. normally i just laugh hard at obly's performance as a newsperson but he had me in stiches on the craig story. very very funny.

coiler

Nugent--crazy.
Nugent--a Draft Dodger--divorced his wife, used his rock star money to gain sole custody of the kids, lived with a teen groupie who raised the kids (he was too busy touring), cheated on his second wife, Shemane, and had a kid outside of wedlock with Karen Gutowski of New Hampshire, with whom he fought against paying child support for years.

Tommy008

Heard the other day on Dori Monson's 710KIRO- Dori pronouncing the word "to"--- instead of the normal, phonetic "too" sound, Dori's "to" goes something like this-- "teeeaahhuuuoooohwww" lots of scooping of additional vowel sounds that have no business in the simple word "to. For a backwards ballcap clown standing in line at 7-11 with a cheesedog, preparing to start his shift at Dick's- this is fine. for a supposed radio broadcasting professional and veteran, this is outrageously substandard and amateurish. Compare the precise, manly diction and unction of radio announcers of old with this kind of sloppiness and wimpyness.

Duffman

All right T008! No one stays on topic like you; I will try to learn from you. No opinions on the shark -v- waitperson saga from you.

PugetSound

i also gotta admit that tommy 008 stays true blue to the radio blather. i also like his writing but just can't understand the like for michael savage and the hate for dori monson. is it content driven or based on broadcast skills?
tommy 008, could you break it down for me?
gracias in advance.

Tommy008

ok PugetSound, I'll try. Michael Savage is someone who comes across to me as a real man- not a macho muscleman or nonsense like tha, nut in general a true, admirable manly type of fellow. An admirable, manly fellow, while self-assured , has a certain amount of humility, and, although proud of himself and his accomplishments, also a lack of overweaning hubris about his success, even though he may have risen from poor beginnings. The overly prideful braggart Monson flunks out on both counts. Some of Savage's opinions are as ridiculous and extreme as Monson's, but he's also much more openminded, intelligent (although Monson apparently thinks he's some sort of genius because he can multiply 3 digit numbers in his head "really fast") and curious than Monson. Monson is basically in my opinion, a permanently adolescent, arrogant kid in an adult body, who not only tries to imitate and mimic a grown man, but also attempts to project a faux machoman type of persona, which makes him doubly absurd. He is an absurd person. My opinion of him was initially based on his voice , comments demeanor and behavior on his radio show. Now that I've learned some inside radio stuff about him, such as his taking tapes of Mike's show to management in hopes of getting him fired, and greasing the skids for Vinnie to leave, etc.,I only feel vindicated about my initial, superficial opinions of him.

PugetSound

fair enough, thanks tommy008.
when we gonna see a new chapter online?

wutitiz

Sparky, you had me in stitches with your post about the KIRO podcast. Don't think I'll be sticking my hand, or anything else thru THAT curtain.

edawg

I know you don't actually listen to Shires, but if you did, you would know that the school district added jobs after the strike was settled, that is when he got the job. Try to pay attention before you shoot your mouth off.

wutitiz

If I'm not mistaken, I think is was Gov. Gary Locke who after researching the matter said that it was illegal for a teacher to strike in WA. Hence it would have been impossible to label Frank S. a 'scab,' by definition.

joanie

How much you wanna bet that edawg is Shiers? He's misspelling his own name to throw us off track.

Tommy008

Shiers said that he was hired DURING, or in the middle of a teachers strike, not after. he said nothing about added jobs afte the srtike ended. if shiers is reading this , which i know he is, play the part of last night's tape concerning what you said about being hired during the strike. if you were hired after the strike because of added jobs , you should of made that clear. you said nothing of the sort.

Tommy008

The Mormon "family ads on KIRO give me a funny feeling. It reminds me of racist, superiorist Jews talking slightingly of the "goyem"- except in this case the Goyem are the non-Mormons. It seems that for instance the commercial featuring the "professional listener" hired by the too busy mother to talk on the phone to her teen daughters seems to slyly imply that nonMormon mothers are cold, uncaring career-driven witches that have no time for their teens or younger children. Mormon mothers, however, are warm and fuzzy, and actually care about their kids.

joanie

Well, they don't seem to care about their dogs, do they?

KS

Ted Nugent and Michael Savage are both politically incorrect and neither mince their words - both are outrageous. They wear it on their sleeves. Nugent may be a chicken hawk - not crazy about that, but I'll put their hate speech against the hate speech of Randi Rhodes and Al Franken or Michael Moore anytime...

joanie

Then do it, Klueless. Let's hear it. What are your examples of hate speech from each.

Put examples of their hate speech up here and let' look at it. You said it, now do it.

edawg

typical of libs....you hear what you want to hear and what fits with you agenda.

KS

Klueless Joanie - I said that tongue and cheek and was being facetious. So you question whether or not any of them spew hate speech - don't have a problem with that. I prefer political incorrectness and not playing footsie with words.

Sidebar; I believe that proposed hate crimes legislation only benefits the trial lawyers and targeted special interest groups screws the public - something that lefties like yourself may have a hard time understanding.

Tommy008

from the "pot calling the kettle black" department- smug, pampered little Mercer Island-raised "Superiorist", Dan Sytman , this morning called moveon.org and other leftys "vile". He went on to ridicule teachers and the teacher strike, which he thinks is totally bogus. Bose is tolerable, but why is this puke still on the air?

joanie

Klueless: I prefer political incorrectness and not playing footsie with words

Well, you sure play fast and loose with facts.

Tommy008

When you say you got your start during or in the middle of a teacher's strike and do not make clear that you did not cross the picket line , you leave yourself open to honest misinterpretations, which is what happened here. A strike is often an employment opportunity for uncrupulous folks. glad to hear you're not a scab, Frank.

Tommy008

Frank is actually having a good discussion on immigration, and he is taking a common sense approach. Finally the Homeland Security is enforcing ss card number verification of workers by employers, with thousands of compliance demand letters going out to them. some time back, I heard elitist restaurateur and kiro talkhost tom douglas whimpering and whining about the effect immigration law enforcement will have on restaurant kitchen help. he plaintively spewed out the old shibboleth about how no white guys will wash dishes anymore ...blahdee blah blah... i've worked in the restaurant business from time to time but not recently..... back in the early nineties i took a dishwashing job after being out of the restaurant game for a while. there seemed to be a change in the whole business, and not for the better. On previous dichwashing jobs, they had usually been fairly reasonable affairs, a job an average person could do with a modicum of hustle and elbow grease. But this new job at an unnamed hotshot, supposedly "cool" diner on Queen Anne seemed very different now- a dishwashing shift on steroids, and from hell. After several weeks i was fired because i just couldnt keep up with the mountains of dishes piled on my counter, and the sacks of potatoes i was expected to peel. All the other dishwasheres were Hispanics, most likely Mexicans. A few days after leaving the job, I realized what was happening. The restaurant, having decided that they would engage in simple greed for additional profits , because quite cleary , "they could", had simply taken the work that two dishwashers had done, in the years before the influx of illegal Mexicans into our area, and given it to one illegal Mexican worker at roughly the same pay. This new breed and class of worker was expected to work like a whirling dervish, at a frenetic, sweatshop pace. An American "untouchable", a second class peon. The illegal worker was doing much more work, double in fact, than he realy should have been expected to do. So whenever I hear elitist, prissy fellows like Tom Douglas , or other employers singing their sad song about finding good help, and the supposed loss of the "white man menial worker", I know things aren't quite the way they make them out to be.

Dana

For someone who brags about his credentials as a teacher, Shiers sure is dumb.

And if he was such a good teacher, why is he not in a teaching position now????

PugetSound

tommy008
i was coming back from a trip to mt. ranier and heard the same show on the radio.
your observation and personal experiance add to the true story of what is going on. employers -most- in certain manual labor industries like having an illegal work force. it serves to drive down wages and instead of providing benefits like health, etc the illegals are told to hit the emergency room.

KS

"Well, you sure play fast and loose with facts."

Note to Ph(Joa)nie: Pot calls kettle black.

PugetSound

ks
joanie was all over the board last night. i use to call her ph(j)oanie cause i really thought she was being disingenuous. after her multiple posts that directly conflicted with each other i retired the name
ph(j)oanie as i do think she is genuine.
a genuine fool.

sparky

wutitiz...those comments were based on fact----scary huh. My uncle lived and worked in eastern Idaho and all of those things I mentioned are all common still.

KS

I'll retire the name Ph(J)oanie - as it doesn't necessarily apply. I see your point, PS.

jeeramya

Sparky, I had no idea it was based on anything. I thought maybe it was your commentary on how phony and manipulative talk radio has become. It surprises me, but then again not. But please tell me you made the 'special underwear' thing up?!?!

sparky

nope...

go check on Wikipedia. There is even a picture. It isnt anything weird or fancy. It looks sort of like short sleeved/legged long underwear and it is worn to reinforce modesty.

http://en.wikipedia.org
/wiki/Temple_garment

I read a book written by a woman who has since left the church, on how upset she was that her chosen wedding dress was turned down by the church because her "garment" would be exposed and they made her wear a collar of lace around her neck to cover it up.

The Mormon church is full of interesting mysticism, all at your fingertips on Google.

jeeramya

The Republicans and Mormans are forming a supercabal to take over talk radio and the country. And only those who join in will be allowed to reproduce. (That's where the Special Underwear comes in).

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