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).
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  • Media Matters
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  • Orcinus
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    "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."
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  • 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.
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  • 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 12, 2008

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joanie

I hate to say it, but all media seems to define who's viable and who's not these days. If you weren't already a fan, you'd hardly know John Edwards was running and even less so Kucinich, Biden, Dodd, maybe Richardson...

Oh, we know who they are because they are some of the best and we're smart enough to care. But a lot of people aren't and that is our shame and our loss.

I've heard quite a few criticisms of Matthew's puerile commentary on MSNBC in New Hampshire. What a great day it would be if he were fired. He is such an ignorant jerk. They oughta hire Brokaw, Rather and Kronkite back. Get some integrity back in the game.

sparky

It is why the mainstream media is so afraid of blogs and tries to downplay their influence..they are a definite threat to the MSM's attempts at king-making.

PugetSound

Spot on! The Pajama Jihad!
Blogs can work on both the right and the left as a balancer to what the MSM brings out.
It was blogs that brought the inaccuracies of the Dan Rather report on George Bush to light. This resulted in the firing of his producer Mary Mapes and hastened his departure from an embarrassed CBS Network.
It begs the question as to why Blogs couldn't get similar traction on the Swift Boat Veterans For Truth or the 04 Election results in Ohio.
Chris Matthews is no Tim Russet.

joanie

Tim Rusty is not Tim Russert.

Tractions on the Swifties? Same reason you don't see Palast's evidence. Those of you on the right are blinded to what is obvious if it doesn't suit your politics.

Hasn't that been shown over and over and over?

joanie

Catching up on threads, I just had a thought...I think andrews is duff. Magnus, who told us of Duff's recent demise, sounds like a name duff would use.

Glad to see you're back, duff. Try to keep it original this time.

andrews

No, I'm not duf but whatever floats your boat. Told you all before that I was andrew's illegitimate sister. Mom want me to keep track of him and to keep him in line.

Nevets

Very Odd

joanie

Deny, deny, deny! We've got your number. Only duff would take someone else's identity and think it was funny.

It is a tacky thing to do and wreaks of duff. Still, glad to have you back, duff.

joanie

Well, not back exactly but at least okay.

andrews

I used to read comments from dufman on this blog and he always seemed fond of you, what I could never understand was his obsession with Hillary.

PugetSound

Joanie
You sure sound sold on Palast when you haven't even taken the time to have read any of his books.

Have any serious folks taken his 'evidence' and done anything with it? It went nowhere. All the reputable news outlets that went down and independently investigated it found that Bush won Florida. Hell, you would say the same thing to anyone still harping about theGregoire/Rossi election. Right? Be honest.

Word of caution, hucksters make a lot of dough off of people playing into their fears.

Kind of reminds me of those poor benighted souls that look at pictures of the Grassy Knoll and see 'Badgeman' and other assorted assassins.

Compare it with what happened to that empty suit Dan Rather when he presented manufactured evidence. It didn't take long for it to fall apart.

In regards to being labeled as a right wing type, many of my friends would beg to differ. I am a follower of Scoop Jackson.

PugetSound

Andrews
Any relation to the 'Andrew' that runs the blog for the Northwest Progressive Institute?
From the Postman linked story:
"...Mari went to Victor’s Coffee in Redmond recently to talk with 20-year-old Andrew Villeneuve who was eager to explain how he’s going change politics in the Northwest. Read it after the jump.
Villeneuve sits near the window, wearing a baggy grey sweater. A black moustache clings to his upper lip. Speaking with the zeal of a revival preacher, he’s a true believer in the power of the “netroots.” It’s clear that he simply enjoys talking, mostly about his blog. His waves his hands excitedly, punching the air to punctuate his many points.

“It started out as a little idea,” he says, with obvious pride, “and it got bigger and bigger and bigger.”

The “it” is the impressively named Northwest Progressive Institute. It’s essentially a liberal blog and online “think tank” for young Democrats, or progressives, as Villeneuve prefers to call them. Launched in August 2003, when he was 17 years old, the “institute” consists of a blog, an interactive page of links to other, like-minded blogs, and a resource page for activists.

Villeneuve, a student at Bellevue Community College, says he wants to create a practical think tank that focuses on how to turn liberal policy ideas into reality in Olympia.
...

...
“I’m frustrated as hell with the rise of the blogosphere,” says Christian Sinderman, a local Democratic consultant. “Blogs, for me, are this weird nether region … it’s usually stuff that’s not quite good enough to ended up printed somewhere, but it’s not quite nothing enough to end up going into the ether.”

PugetSound

I should have asked, 'Andrews', Authentic Andrew, or just plain Andrew.

Nevets

Puts, would that "Think Tank" look anything like the movie "Think Tank"

PugetSound

yikes.
only the real andrew would know....

Nevets

Puts, not sure if you seen it, but if you did and liked Napolean Dynamite, that movie is one you need to see.

AuthenticAndrew

Hillary has no chance, the tide is obviously turning towards Obama. Iowa was proof of that. There is strong evidence that the New Hampshire result was a result of the "Bradley effect" and is unlikely to occur in coming caucuses. Hillary is finished. What say you andrews? Wouldn't you agree?

joanie

You sure sound sold on Palast when you haven't even taken the time to have read any of his books.

Does it matter that I hear it from his mouth rather than his written word? Does that make sense to you?

All the reputable news outlets that went down and independently investigated it found that Bush won Florida.

Like who?


Gregoire/Rossi? Didn't you hear that they hand-counted all the votes? Did they do that in Florida? Surely you remember that little detail . . . don't you?


Hillary is finished.

Only a fool would count any major candidate out at this early date.

andrews

authentic andrew: my brother, regarding the pendelum swinging over to obama - I totally agree with you; hillary's chances are dwindling. Especially with the latest incident of her or her campaign's alluding to MLK in a less than positive light. They are trying their best to re-spin that but I believe the damage has been done. I tend to like Obama any way and I think he is more qualified than Hillary.

HillBill

"RASMUSSEN: Clinton leads Obama among white voters 41% to 27%...
Obama leads Clinton among African-American voters 66% to 16%..."

doesn't square with latest polls, folks!

AuthenticAndrew

My bastard sister who aparently has no name of his own is not infact Duffman. Duffman is apparently gone. My prayers were answered and faith renewed.

HillBill

Dave Ross is currently discussing the Clinton/Obama controversy over the MLK 'incident'.

mercifurious

"Hillary is finished."

Only a fool would count any major candidate out at this early date.

Didn't I say this to Duffman nearly a year ago when he started with the Hillary victory parade?
I still believe it - with the parts of the DLC machine still intact, Obama on the firing line, and Edwards-as-kingmaker, anything could happen.

Speaking of which - interesting coincidence: Hillary's shrinking poll numbers with Duffman's decreasing posts. Someone doesn't want his stewed crow.

In case Duffman is still snooping around.
3 Reasons I would not vote for Hillary in the primary: The DLC, Iraq authorization, Iran Authorization (ie not learning Iraq auth lesson), further FOI clampdowns.

coiler

Yet, the right will still label her as a "loony liberal" I would also add her campaign contributions from AIPAC. Merci, Pvt.Similac "spilt milk" is still here, just lurking as Side Show Bob.

AuthenticAndrew

I like Hillary actualy, I think she has a good chance on account of, all things being equal, there are more white woman than black people. Yeah, it's more complicated than that bla bla, there are more white woman than black people.

HillBill

At this point, anyone who still believes that John Edwards has a realistic chance of becoming the Democratic nominee is living in la la land.

mercifurious

HillBill:

I said Edwards-as-kingmaker, not nominee. I suggest some basic reading comprehension. If (when) Edwards drops out, thats 15-20% of the Democratic vote going elsewhere

Wait wait wait. Hold the phones:

* Terrible Reading Comprehension
* Dislike for all things Edwards
* Grabbing poll numbers straight from the top of Drudge-land without any fact-checking

Your busted, HillBill.
Welcome Back, Duffman.

We'll stop writing your Trollbituary now.

HillBill

My God you guys are obsesses with Dufman, WHATever - I'll be who ever you want me to be in your little minds, since tagging and labeling seems your MO. My point was that Edwards=no chance! Period! Why w/you assume I was addressing you.

coiler

ok :0

mercifurious

Uh, hate to break it to you Duffman, but no one else mentioned Edwards besides me - let alone said he should be nominated?

Why w/you assume I was addressing you.

No assumptions here, Duffman - I was the only one mentioning Edwards here (king-maker, not nominee), so you were addressing me.

Ahhhhh, and another piece of Duffy falls into place:
* "Tagging and Labeling" fixation/distraction

Again, welcome back Duffman. No obsession here: We were all just worried that you were out sick (or worse).

Silly us: Assuming you were sick instead of cowardly hiding behind a new name as to avoid defending "HillBill". Heheh

HillBill

Huh? Thanks; I think.

Nevets

D&D, that must hve been big dungeon last night, hope you did good and got some more hit points for your next quest.

And Coiler, whats your character?

mercifurious

Greetings from never-Nevetsland.

You know Nevets, I always saw these "D&D" posts following mine, but never knew what(who) you were referring to (did anyone?).

Thank you google.

So is this a hobby of yours, Nevets?

coiler and crew

ah, that's what it is.

Nevets

Oh you knew what I was talking about. You tried hiding from it before in a previous post. Muahahahahaha. Seeing that you are hiding from it again by using a skedaddle Joanie is famous for tells me you are embarassed about it, so much so that you took your favorite picture off your "MeettheStress" website. What was that characters name again? "Knight of Tears". Oh Oh, I think I hear a fair maiden calling for you to rescue her. Better get your buddies together this weekend and push forward that quest now D&D, hurry now, she might not survive a fortKnight.

Nevets

I'm sure this book is in your library D&D. From what I hear, no Dungeon Master like yourself and one who is obsessed with Demons can go without it.


"Describes the characteristics and attributes of a variety of monsters, zombies, Demons, giants, werewolves, animals, and aliens for use in the Dungeons and Dragons game."

mercifurious

Run-on sentence from never Nevets-land:
Seeing that you are hiding from it again by using a skedaddle Joanie is famous for tells me you are embarassed about it, so much so that you took your favorite picture off your "MeettheStress" website.

Beyond your incoherent, 3rd Grade-level grammar skills, what the fuck you are talking about?

Note: It's official Bla'M fam - Welcome back Duffman (AKA HillBill)

sparky

Yah Duffman, I knew it was you when you

1. left one of your little sayings in Spanish, and

2. Made so much of joanie and me watching people's spelling. (How would a newbie know what Joanie and I do for a living?)

3. You slipped up and left a little :) at the end of one of your posts.

I just want to know if you have really dumped Hillary as your candidate?

Stevarino...you are so 2007.

Nevets

Sparky, I see you got the machinegun this year. Smooth move D&D. Bang, Bang, Bang.

Nevets

"what the fuck you are talking about?"

What are you talking about?

coiler

Hey Nevets Mc Veigh Lighten up on the crank, ok?

Nevets

Whats wrong coiler, you afraid you might pop up and see the truth.

Tell your friend to stop swearing and people might respect his thoughts more.

joanie

Welcome back, O' Shakespeare of Blatherwatch - mercifurious himself.

mercifurious

Love few, Trust none, and do wrong to all... or something like that.

HillBill

Ha ha, this is too funny. Hey I'll be Dufman if you want me to. Whatever floats your boat. I think you are in la la land, but whatever.

mercifurious

Okay HillBill, we believe you.

Say, HillBill...
What are your thoughts on:

Hillary Clinton
Drudge Report
Global Warming
Cindy Sheehan
UN Tax
David Kuplian's "Marketing of Evil"
Scott Ritter

Indulge us.

sparky

dont forget spilled milk! :-)

joanie

or universal health care-not :0

mercifurious

Joanie, Sparks, Coiler, etc:
Another piece slides into place - "HillBill" and "Andrews" same IP as Duff and all use the same idiom:

Ha ha, this is too funny. Hey I'll be Dufman if you want me to. Whatever floats your boat. I think you are in la la land, but whatever.

Posted by: HillBill | January 16, 2008 at 05:31 AM

No, I'm not duf but whatever floats your boat. Told you all before that I was andrew's illegitimate sister. Mom want me to keep track of him and to keep him in line.

Posted by: andrews | January 13, 2008 at 05:07 PM

Never thought that the schizophrenic changing of psuedonyms constituted "travelling", but well... whatever floats yer boat!

andrews

me = duffman, oh that's a laugh, confuse me with any one but him. I know duffman and believe I'm NO duffman.

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