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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February 16, 2008



Some interesting observations, Tommy. Maybe it is based on sex. That all the people you named were male(appropriate for the time, I guess), younger, and brought with them a touch of glamour (money, physical attractiveness = sex appeal), perhaps that's what Americans - esp. women - are the qualities that lure women.

I remember my mother's decision to vote for Kennedy. It was based on more than political issues. I remember that very well.

Just a thought.

Gay Gary

That's because desecrating the name of H.D.G. JFK is the ultimate taboo. And, in that taboo, is the very evidence of personality cult unrivaled by even Enver Hoxha.

Obama supporters remind me of Mildred Montag in Fahrenheit 451 when she wonders how anyone could have the audacity to vote for the presidential challenger, noting he's not young and good-looking like the incumbent. He also drones on about boring topics that no one cares about. The thing that unites BO supporters is that they'd rather be voting for Will Smith or Rachel Bilson but they're having to settle for BO.

The Reign of Quantity. Signs of the Times.


gg:The thing that unites BO supporters is that they'd rather be voting for Will Smith or Rachel Bilson but they're having to settle for BO.

Not sure I'd go that far. I think he brings some substance to the table as well. Note the "I think..." I'm not sure what he's going to do. I know Mrs. Wall Street's history . . . . just how far to the right or left is Obamagon, Howie?

However, Reagan and Bush the younger were both candidates with charisma that overshadowed their intentions and resumes (which were out there for all to see) and people voted for them.

Look what we got.


Heard on Seder that Donna Edwards (I sent her $$$ through Act Blue) beat Al Wynne in Maryland 64%-37% (or something like that!)

Four years ago she lost to him 46%-50%.

That's the one thing I think Obama brings to the Dems that Hillary doesn't. Long coattails. Edwards is black.

We could make real gains in Congress with those coattails.


Also, she's a progressive - not left center.


I'm listening to Cunningham on KVI, and a caller mentioned the proposal re world poverty that is supported by Obama. I know little about it, but as I understand it is a .7% tax on GDP that presumably would go to the UN to 'fight poverty.'

But significantly, the proposal also contains a gun ban ('small arms') provision. The NRA has been bird-dogging the UN gun ban proposals for years. This could come back to really bite Obama in the general.

Al Gore & John Kerry learned the lesson the hard way: don't mess with the NRA.

jeff in ohio

These people aren't fainting because of Obama-mania, but because with prolonged standing, such as one might do at a crowded political rally, blood is pooling in their legs, leading to an exaggerated nerve response called vasovagal syncope. I am a medical student in training to be a pediatric cardiologist. I was 10 feet from a woman who fainted at an Obama event in Youngstown this week, and I can tell you she was not reacting to overwhelming love for the candidate but to simple physiology.

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