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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Happy B-day! Blogs ROCK!!!


This blogging stuff is the best thing to come along since Fox News and talk radio.
I just love this blogging and this blog. Where else can a guy blowV8 with a bunch of know-it-alls and still get his opinion in.
Life is good!
Rush just announced that today is the 19th anniversary of his program on the EIB Network.
Good morning to cpp3, Fremont, Duffy, joanie, anomolous, Andrew, Bla'm, and the rest who make this interesting, educational and fun.
These past ten years are nothing compared to the next ten.


Blogs are self-indulgent, irresponsible, and self-important. So am I. I don't trust the mainstream media anymore. Seems like everything the left wing blogs were saying about the Bush administration turned out to be correct.


Mike Stark is the man who called Orally's show and mentioned Olbermann's name and Orally threatened to sic the "Fox News Police" on him.

I think blogs have made a lot more people politically aware and active, which is always a good thing.


And of course, if not for the blogosphere where else would you all have gotten the chance to know and love me like you do and to offer up the fine compliments (in my regard) that you do. Ha :o)
Kidding aside I was always a fan of talk radio and getting the 'inside scoop' (so to speak) on what's transpiring therein from Bla'M is a hoot.
I have a friend who's been in the radio business all his life and I just love it when I find out stuff that's about to happen or just happened within the industry before he does...he's not aware of this site. Keep blogging along..:o)

Ragnar Danneskold

I participate with quite a few polling organizations, both political and consumer: Zogby Interactive, ISay Ipso, Harris Interactive and a few others.

Zogby contacted me today to ask about presidential candidates.

They asked me to rate Rudy Guliani, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Fred Thompson, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich (whose inclusion actually surprised me ... pleasantly!) Joe Biden and Dennis Kucinich in relation to the following characteristics.

Perspectives - Does the candidate express the right point of view or values to be President?
Potential - Does the candidate have 'star performer achievements' at another level or in another arena that you think translates into being a good President?
Passion - Does the candidate have the drive and determination to be President?
Passages - Does the candidate have the right kinds of past experiences to prepare him/her to be President?
Patronage - Does the candidate have sufficient connections to be President?
Presence - Does the candidate have the charisma to attract, captivate, and inspire?
PR - Does the candidate have enough positive 'buzz' to command media attention?
Pedigree - Does the candidate come from the right background to be President?
Pursuits - Does the candidate's recreational activities allow her/him to connect with Americans?
Package - Does the candidate look like a President to you?

The task was to assign each candidate a number from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest) for each characteristic. The also included the options of "Don't know" and "None"

Before I was asked to rate the candidates I was asked to assign each characteristic a value of importance using the same 1 to 10 scale BUT only using each number once.

It was an interesting exercise and one I thought you might enjoy.

Rate... and rant... away!


I took the same poll


And now we know why Polls are so screwed up and why the likes of the Capt. like to use them so much.

Again where are them 70 percent. The torch light parade got an estimated 300,000 people to attend. Why can't someone or some organization get that 70 percent of the populaton to get together and come out against this war. Just one hour, one measly hour of someones time to go out to protest against something that they hate so much. Why?

I know why, because the 70 percent number is a lie.


Love those graphics, Bla'M...the second best part of the blogosphere!

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    • 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....