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 05, 2008



I detected a moment of 'softness' there. Like Mrs Clinton's moment I find that impressive and revealing.


I would not trust the host in the cowboy getup. There are many rural ultraconservatives who dress up in cowboy garb for realistic shooting contests, termed 'Cowboy Action Shooting.'

The costumes make it seem innocent, but it's really just a front for militia-style groups. Chucks, are you familiar?


Yet more evidence of Gorebull Warming. :)


Thnaks, Duff, very interesting.
Is it just my imagination, or have Seattle winters been getting colder? I used to commute (from Seattle to Kirkland) almost every day by motorcycle, and usually there were only 3 or 4 days per years when I couldn't do it due to ice/snow.

The last couple years, it seems like its been much more than that.

Vic Tanny

I think you're just getting soft in the belly, go work out in the gym and you'll be fine.


Your problem is you think that Global Warming means that the weather would be hot all the time. My kids know the difference between weather and climate. Long term effects on long term conditions are being disrupted, over a period of time. My 10 year old has a better grasp of science than you do.

Science vs. Duffman

Sorry Duffman (and this might sting slightly), But:

One cold winter in One country is not indicative of the total average global temperature since the late 1800s - which indicates elevated global warming. See for yourself:

Global Mean Surface Temperature (since 1850
from The Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Global Mean Temperature over Land and Ocean (since 1880)
from NOAA

Global Temperature Anomalies (since 1880)
from NASA

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, NOAA, NASA all indicating global warming
one news story on yahoo about one cold winter in one country.

Science, Duffman. Science.


I figured that would draw you in, merci - just couldn't fight the temptation, eh. Haha

Yet again, posting under a phony moniker...Wow!

8th graders of the world

Do you know the difference, duffs?


Bill, actually neither Duff nor I said we thought that. Hope your 10-yr-old has better observation skills than you as well. We know that science begins w/ observation, after all.

We know that the temp has been increasing overall. My real problem is that the issue is being pushed by politicians, in particular those offer tax hikes and bigger gov't as the solution to every problem. And as with all hustles, it's an emergency requiring immediate decisions. No time for better data, or for science based on something better than computer sims. .

So we're a little skeptical, and a story like this gets our attention.


The idiotic, off topic comments notwithstanding, thankyou Blatherwatch for this story. This is the type of positive articvle we always love when when you do them. I used to live in Bellingham, and Joe Teehan was a breath of fresh air on the terrible radio up there. And I had missed it about Laurie. Thanks again.


I agree with mitzy. I injected that post/link on global warming which started a chain reaction. It was off topic and I apologize.

Claude Mains

More feature-type stories like these, Michael. Let's hear the good news about radio and radio people. Tell me more about David Boze. I want to get to know Thor Tollefson.


This is another great story for radio. Smaller stations are able to broadcast valuable content, without the distractions of breaking news and traffic. KIRO and KOMO cannot be expected to thoroughly grasp the pulse of every unique community in Western Washington. With broadcast technology now affordable, stations in surrounding areas can compete with and sometimes surpass the quality of broadcast of the larger station clusters. There exists a growing demand for thought provoking content which has not been diluted or dictated by advertising agencies, audience size and management.


Duff, they don't include temperatures from China in their Global Warming calculations. So what happens over there is no indication that the planet on this side is not warming.

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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....