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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January 30, 2008


Mike the Driver

Well, the KIRO GM has a budget and he fires some of the people to save money, he comes in under budget after getting syndicated shows that probably dont' charge much for a new station and he gets a bonus for ending up under budget... After all the GM must have a fetish for listening to shows (Phil Hendrie) talking about women's menstrual flow

I know my friend will be listening to Bryan on KFI via the 'net now that shes off at nite.. So Bryan will have ratings still in Seattle!

Mike the Driver

Well, the KIRO GM has a budget and he fires some of the people to save money, he comes in under budget after getting syndicated shows that probably dont' charge much for a new station and he gets a bonus for ending up under budget... After all the GM must have a fetish for listening to shows (Phil Hendrie) talking about women's menstrual flow

I know my friend will be listening to Bryan on KFI via the 'net now that shes off at nite.. So Bryan will have ratings still in Seattle!

Dave Duffy


Have you seen any thing about this. Another picking of the pockets of people who work. What a bunch of thieve's
Please Call Your State Representative.

There is a bill that the Washington State Legislature is trying to pass
in Olympia that, if successful, will directly add huge costs to our
vehicle license fees. Everyone needs to know about so this situation so
that you can contact your representatives and voice your objection.

The bill is SB 6900 and it adds an "engine displacement" fee to the
vehicle license tabs upon renewal.

The fee has a varied amount depending on the size of the vehicle's engine:

Engine Size (liters) Rate Schedule
Up to 1.9 $0
2.0 - 2.9 $70
3.0 - 3.9 $225< BR> 4.0 - 4.9 $275
5.0 - 5.9 $325
6.0 - 7.9 $400
8.0 or over $600

For each car & truck that you own, calculate the rate by matching the
engine size in liters to the dollar amount. Add the amounts for each
vehicle and you'll see that the average two car family will be paying
$500+ every year in "displacement fees" on top of the normal license
fees. If you have three vehicles, you'll be paying even more.

The average family is already struggling with the high cost of gasoline,
electricity, food and everything else, and our lawmakers want us to pay
more, thinking we have unlimited deep pockets. This will do great damage
to the budgets of retirees on fixed incomes as well.

Now is the time to be very vocal against this bill.

I have contacted all of our representatives, and I would encourage
everyone reading this to do the same.

Here's the web page for the bill where you can read the text:


Here's the link for contacting your representatives:


If we don't threaten mass rebellion over this, they'll pass this bill
and we'll be paying huge fees every year on top of their increase in the
gas tax. They have to know that we won't stand for any more taxes or
increase in licensing fees.

I've told my representatives that I will actively work to see that any
lawmaker that supports this bill is replaced at election time.
Please contact your legislators, then copy the text of this email, and
forward it to as many people a s possible that you know in Washington
State, and encourage them to contact their representatives and strongly
voice their objection to this bill.


Thanks Mr Duffy
That amounts to about $1800.00 in additional taxes for my family in any given year just for the old car collection.
I will fight it as best I can, but will get a fresh tube of KY gel just in case. With a $6 billion to $8 billion defficit looking the state in the eye, you know we are going to lose.


Hey, what the hell, at least it is an old thread.


I feel sorry for those of you who hate on Dori just because he is not in the Overwhelming majority of left-wing Seattle. Personally, I am an Obama-Rossi voter and view Dori as a crucial component to getting a balanced view. Without views like his, we would have a virtually 100% right-wing talk radio climate... and what good is that? How are you going to make informed decisions based on the views of those with whom you already agree with due to the political party they belong to. SIDE NOTE: Your attempt at legit journalism... or blogging... or whatever you try to pass this off as is really kinda pathetic. All anonymous sources, all rumor-based... and maybe, just maybe all contrived from the author's own brain??

Esol Esek

Bonneville is owned by LDS seditionist predatory corporate Jesus slaves, that have zero in common with a true open-minded liberal educated market like Seattle.
Every Bonneville property should be boycotted and its advertisers notified that they will be boycotted.

Adam D. Huntley

I know I'm late on this but I stopped reading when the author said;

"Dori (whose name is a girl's name)"

At that point the author looses any credibility.

The truth is, Dori has a very popular show and it would be in KIRO's best interest to listen to both him and Mr. Ross.

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