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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October 14, 2007



Oh damn, something to listen to while I work that will actualy beg for my attention. This will greatly decrease my productivity.


Andrew sez
"Oh damn, something to listen to while I work that will actualy beg for my attention. This will greatly decrease my productivity.

Posted by: Andrew | October 15, 2007 at 12:25 AM"

Nevets, I guess your never gonna get those fries after all...


Very interesting. A former evangelical minister no less. I will podcast the show and check it out. Thanks, Michael.


PS, stop stalking me. There's more to life than following me around a blog.


Well I hope Freethought Radio draws more listeners than Imus.
Apparently his new show Imus In The Morning starts on WABC, New York on Dec 3.
Since, reportedly he's out to get my candidate Mrs Clinton and regards her as 'satan' it would be paradoxical justice to see them succeed and he fall on his face.


Maybe he meant "satin"


Sounds like Dan Barker stole his act from the great ex-preacher Sam Kinison.


Yay! A station for the rest (and best) of us...Thanks, Bla'M!


It will fail.


As an atheist, I'll give a listen, but am skeptical about building a radio show around this. It's kind of like having a radio show for vegetarianism. It's likely to start boring and get progressively worse real fast.

Hopefully they'll push Hitchens' historical angle. Fears about theocracy in the U.S. are wildly overblown, which is why anti-religionists are reduced to petty issues like performances of Handel's Messiah in public schools.

When it comes to legislation of morality, I'm much more worried about a liberal like Nickels or Sims with their strip club stings, malt liquor bans, etc.

I also hope they take on the real theocratic threat, which is militant Islam. Their motto in Europe is '2030, then we take over.' T-shirts with that slogan are reportedly very popular in Sweden, for example.


I listened to one of the podcasts and it was OK, they're very so-so as radio hosts in general. The evils of religion are manifesting themselves in numerous new ways everyday, especialy in religions other than Christianity. Who did the muslims stone today? They need to do some show prep and hit us with the latest news on how religion is holding mankind back once again.

On a side note, I feel a little guilty writing off religion entirely, it had a purpose when times were tougher and we were starving and dying of now curable diseases, that progress affords us the luxury of atheism, but religion is what it is, Santa Clause for adults.


Andrew, I think I'm on the same page here. I see religion as an anomalous byproduct of how the human mind works. One, there is our need to explain things. Two there is our capacity for belief, whereby we can give ourselves over to a paradigm, almost like flipping a switch from 'off' to 'on.' Toss in a dollop of mental illness, and you've got wutitiz's quick 'n easy recipe for religion.


Puts, I always get the fries, just no salt to go with them.


As for religion, to each thier own is what I say. Just don't try to perfect me, and I wont try to perfect you, and we can get along just fine.


Gee, if you're all so concerned about everybody tending to their own moral fences, what are we doing in "islamofascist land." Are we tolerant until we decide to become intolerant?

What a bunch of frauds.


Listening to Ross' podcast in which he's discussing Sanchez' talking to the media. Ross is naive sometimes. He is wondering why a general doesn't have a responsibility to speak up - Sanchez plainly says that this war has been mismanaged (obviously mismanaged) from day 1. He even intimated that impeachment is the proper remedy.

A soldier called to say that generals and all military men take oaths to support their comnanders up the line and that generals are no different.

I think that should be obvious to Dave. The President is the Commander in Chief. Obey or resign. Look how many generals have already resigned or been removed. Anybody with a brain didn't need Sanchez to spill the beans. It has been obvious to anybody paying attention that the generals have little respect for this Decider.

I like Ross but sometimes . . .

BTW, if anybody wants to know how the war is going - Steven - check out this podcast. Eye-opening to sheep or should be.


BREAKING-RANDY RHODES ATTACKED IN NYC PARK WHILE WALKING HER DOG (T-8 News Service) According toDaily Kos and the John Elliot Show, talkhost Randy Rhodes was attacked while walking her dog in a NYC park. She is reported to be in a city hospital. Ne details yet on her injuries.


MORE DETAILS ON RHODES ATTACK- Apparently Randy Rhodes was mugged by two men outside her Manhattan apartment. She was hit in the mouth with a baseball bat by the thugs and beaten up pretty badly. She lost several teeth, according to reports. There is speculation on Taliaferro's show and on the blogs that she was attacked to send her a message by rightwingers, but this could be just a mugging by vicious, lowlife criminal thugs in NYC.


A baseball bat? Sounds like the usual weapon-of-choice for intentional assaults, doesn't it? What kind of people would do such a thing?


"There is speculation on Taliaferro's show and on the blogs that she was attacked to send her a message by rightwingers, but this could be just a mugging by vicious, lowlife criminal thugs in NYC."

So, T008 - tell me: what's the difference? :)

This is horrible; I wish RR a quick recovery and hope these 'thugs' are caught and punished to the nth degree!!


This is on talkingradio.blogspot.com

Randi Rhodes was mugged on Sunday night on 39th Street and Park Ave, nearby her Manhattan apartment, while she was walking her dog Simon.

According to Air America Radio late night host Jon Elliott, Rhodes was beaten up pretty badly, losing several teeth and will probably be off the air for at least the rest of the week. At of late Monday night we have not able to locate any press accounts of the attack and nothing has been posted on the AAR website.

Several liberal blogs, including the Randi Rhodes Message Board and Democratic Underground have logged numerous posts on the Rhodes mugging with most of the posters expressing concern about the condition of the popular lib talker.

Morning talk host, Lionel filled in for Rhodes on Monday, but did not say anything about why she wasn’t on hand to do her show. The Randi Rhodes board reports that Sam Seder, who does a Sunday afternoon show for AAR, will be filling on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Elliott was extremely agitated when he reported on the incident. He opened his show by saying "it is with sadness that tonight I inform you that my Air America colleague Randi Rhodes was assaulted last night while walking her dog near her New York City home."

Pointing out that Rhodes was wearing a jogging suit and displayed no purse or jewelry, Elliott speculated that "this does not appear to me to be a standard grab the money and run mugging."

Some of blog posters also expressed concerns that the attack on Rhodes was hate crime. Other posters warned that we need more facts before any judgements are made.

According to Elliott, Rhodes was resting in her New York City apartment and was not hospitalized.


Thanks for the update, sparks.


I hope that she is ok. Too bad that it is so hard to get a concealed weapons permit in New York. It would have been nice if she had been able to smoke those bastards right on the sidewalk. If they had been "right wing extremist", I would have celebrated their demise with the rest of you. If they were muggers, rapist or just plain mean assholes, their demise would be equally satisfactory.


Amen on that chucks!


Agree, chuck s.

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