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 19, 2008



"Fan e-mails: Straight guys who write, "Does it make me a lesbian if I have a crush on you?""

Come on fess up was that from Gay Gary?


My favorite story along these lines remains the "love gum" rumors in Egypt reported on by Douglas Jehl in the NYT (7-10-96). Rumors spread like wildfire that the Israelis were exporting gum laced with aphrodisiacs "capable of transporting the most innocent female into a sexual frenzy."

Several young women interviewed by the Youth and Sports Affairs Dept admitted to having sex after chewing the gum. "We women are very weak," said one. "Anything like that gum could affect us."

In Mansura, 81 miles NE of Cairo, "loudspeakers affixed high on the minarets of mosques blare[d] warnings against chewing gum...."

A 20-year-old female is quoted as saying,"We are no longer safe... Women should be more prudent. I now use a brand of gum that is made in Egypt. It is not very good quality, but at least it is safe."

Health minister Ismail Sallam put the gum thru lab analysis and found nothing "that could stimulate sexual arousal." Nonetheless, authorities in Mansur conducted massive sweeps, arresting retailers with stocks of the gum.


Wouldn't it be nice if our regulators were as diligent? Maybe thousands of school kids wouldn't have ingested downed cow meat in school lunches.

And I was working public safety building when the whole building had to be evacuated because a lunch was left by an employee on the counter.

Can't be too safe now can we.

Gay Gary

"Come on fess up was that from Gay Gary?"

LOL! OMG, I prefer pretty boi's who read Frithjof Schuon and Robert Heinlein rather than butch girls who read Noam Chomsky and Jack Kerouac!

"Excellent commenter Gay Gary sent us this case of Mass Psychogenic Illness ..."

My second mention in less than a week! Haaaaay!


Whether the Mariners end up on KOMO or KIRO, this is great news: Dave Niehaus has been named to the broadcasters' wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame.


ironic how dory spends an hour ranting about DEM CANDIDATE PLAGARISM!!!

when his show is a total rip off of Limbaughs. and his talking points come straight from freeperland.

real original, dor.


How Cute Is This

TBTL time! :)


I heard the beginning of Monson today after listening to Ross. I usually give Monson a try. Sometimes his topics are interesting.

But, I heard he was rehashing his vitriolic condemnation of Obama's speech and turned the dial.

I mean, who really cares except of bunch of rabid white guys with nothing else to talk about.


Luke just got done talking about BW. I can't quote him verbatim but he says that the 'comment section' here represents the darkest places of the human heart. He says the comments are sometimes valid but unnecessarily mean, and that he does not bother to read them anymore.


Burbank is obviously a fraud, I suspect his feelings would be hurt in Yakima, if his show could get on after the swap and shop. But then we're going by what wha? shitz tells us.

recalcitrant iconoclast

I can understand why Luke doesn't want to go to the dark side.


He's in the wrong business then. Maybe he wants to be loved?

recalcitrant iconoclast

I made a Star Wars joke. Get it?

I personally like his show. And for those of you who don't, you have to at least credit him with having the courage to do a show that isn't based on the issues of the day.

I like that BM's doing Blathermunch. Tom Douglas' show is actually my favorite show on KIRO. If you've never listened, give it a try, even if you're not a foodie. Yeah, it's a show about food, but I think you'll really enjoy TD's sense of humor.


Hey, rhode island, what exactly do you like about his show? If he's not talking issues or food, what's he talking about that entertains you? What topics? What's the lure?

Tom Douglas? I like but usually listening to AA.


Star Wars? yeah,yeah



nah...he will check back every day, just like the Two Bwyans do, just to see if we are still talking about them.

recalcitrant iconoclast

To me, TBTL is like a morning television talk show, but on the radio. When two hosts have a good rapport with each other, sometimes it can be fun to listen in. It's just occasional mindless fun, that's all.


speaking of the Two Bwyans...

www.RadioactiveSeattle.blogspot.com has vanished....


oh I spoke too soon...it came back, just like Brigadoon...


Hillary took an old-fashioned asswhooping last night and this is disastrous for her. As the pundits said ,she should have won Wisconsin or at least stayed competitive. David Gergen and Donna Brazille wee on CNN last night and both were dismayed and shocked over Hillary's weak and inept campaign and her own crappy campaigning and speeechifying skills and instincts. Their diagnosis- she's toast unless she dramatically changes her speeches, admits the spot she's in, makes an emotional connection with her base and starts fighting for it like Obama has been. Arrogantly choosing not to concede to or congratulate your opponent in public but instead droning on with boring policy points, after you just took it up the poop shute, as she did in her post-defeat speech again last night, is not only a sign of poor character- it's just plain stupid. Maybe hse's just too arrogant to deserve to win.


Now Tommy, keep the faith my man. Mrs Clinton knows what she's doing and is being guided by the brightest minds in the DNC. She knows she just needs to 'keep it close' and the super delegates will do it for her. You'll see that she is the one who will do the a**-kickin in the two upcoming debates and she is currently leading in the polls in both Texas and Ohio. One thing she has to be careful on is her stance on NAFTA (especially, as reported in Ohio).
BHO is quite the orator, but he doesn't have the political clout that the Clintons have and he doesn't have the 'pay backs' due him that are due them from the critical super delegates. She will not only win the nomination but she will be regarded as the greatest 'come-back kid' of all time. Thanks for your support. :)

ps: and after that, McCain will be but a slight speed-bump on her express-way to the White House.

Gay Gary

I just listened to TBTL (on fast forward, of course) to hear the mention of this blog and it was a little disturbing. If I had known Luke and June were reading these I would not have been so critical in the things I have said in the past, for which I now feel remorseful. At one point he erupted into a hysterical tirade saying his critics had “the heart of the guy who’d pull the levers for the gas chamber at Dachau”. He then followed it by having a phoner with a supplicant. It was not a funny segment and it hurt me to know I may have hurt others.

In view of this I am setting up a blog called TBTL Watch and I will limit all of my TBTL criticisms to that because I think the hosts of that show should feel free to read this very informative blog without feeling personally assaulted by me everytime they do so. (Out of netiquette, I'm not posting a link. It will probably just end up being a three-way between me, Oculus Bleu and our neighbor, Arrowhead, anyway.)


Sorry Duffman, Hillary is being advised by the greatest minds of the DLC not the DNC. You remember the DLC..the blue dog wing of the Democratic party that lost in 2000 and 2004. Her campaign has all the signs of a Bob Shrum way of thinking:

"She needs to have a script, that takes her a little off script, that makes her look a little spontaneous. That gives a little energy and life to her presentation. She could say something off-beat, for example…. It would make her look less programmed."....Bob Shrum, giving advice to Hillary before a Democratic debate.

Scripted spontaneity! That’s the ticket.


Stand by...this is going to get interestinger...and interestinger...:)

coiler and crew

Obama did well last night, he had a great speech on restoring Habeas Corpus and funding health care. Looks like he is on his way to victory.


Duffman, im no obama supporter however its obvious hillary is sinking more every day, in the polls, financially spending way too much early on in her campaign and now out of money, and in the way she conducts her election. There is no magic left in bills support of her, in fact its more negative than anything, she is wrong on too many issues, health care and freezing mortgage interest rates, and the war. More americans every day want us out of iraq and they see obama as the only candidate who clearly will accomplish that. Obama has broken all the fundraising rules by accepting only small amounts and raising more money than ever online from the broadest number of contributors. That said, im not sure what he specifically stands for or how ultra liberal he will be or how we will pay for the programs he will try to put in place. I know alot can happen between now and november, hillary is already reversing her stand on the superdelagates from michigan and florida, i would not bet the farm on her this year dude.


This sounds like Dave Ross?...could it be; I was just listening to your show and yes, I found it very interesting about the way BHO raised $money. Indeed it sounds bleak for Mrs Clinton but like I've reiterated many times, I believe she will make the come-back of all come-backs. Thanks for the fair warning tho 'bout betting the farm. :)

dave, not dave ross

I will give you credit for loyalty, at the very least duffman. i am a former hillary supporter who feels more like a man without a candidate right now. i wont vote for mccain, ill keep up posted.


Dave, why do you say she's wrong on health care? She probably knows more about it than anyone else. She's probably relived those early days when she tried to change it over and over and over...

Too bad she was a woman who didn't know her place ...

Not my health care but she's putting something out there that could eventually lead to my position on health care.


I'll bet Dori never gets laid.


Wrong, Dana. The CIA has long had it's own network of brothels all over the world in order to relieve agents' stress, and to ensure that they don't get into trouble by tomcatting around. There is one in Seattle, and Dori has full access.

These ultraconservatives don't want you and me to have sex, but they make sure they get all they want.


More news from the wacko right-wing fanatics...but wait, could there possibly be any truth to NOAA's findings..Hmmmm. Gorebull Warming


Dori is outraged!,outraged! and fit to be tied that the Seattle Landmark Board has declared the building formerly known as Denny's Restaurant at 46th and Market as a city landmark, and thus cannot be torn down, in order to build yet another soulless, faceless, highrise condo/mixed retail use building for yet another platoon of soulless, faceless Seattle yuppies. Way to go! Landmark Board. You did the right thing. Monson was sneering (he sneers a lot) over the statement by the board that the building SHOULD BE PRESERVED BECAUSE it is an example of "Googie" architecture, named after Googie's Coffee Shop, in L.A. Denny's, bowling alleys, movie theatres, motels and various other buildings were built in this style in the fifties and early sixties. I gogles Googie and came up with a website that explains this architectural style and has lots of cool pics of the various locales, mostly in L.A. Monson is calling the Landmark Board "thugs" and "criminals" for their correct decision.bwajaahahahaha


In the Brave New Seattle of Dori Monson, the Dorrster will cruise in his Jag down the streets of his newly cleansed city, free of any funky colorful structures from the city's past ,or annoying artist's lofts buildings, all of which have been torn down in order to make developers googobs of money, because of course maximum private profit is the only thing that counts. On Sundays after church, he will entertain Star and the girls by cruising the city in the Jag and calling homeless people 'human garbage", through a large, battery-powered bullhorn.


Dori has moved on now, and is doing another one of his "flat earth" hours, once again poohpoohing global warming.


another "Dori" in LA - didn't bother with permit or according to the FD even shutting off the gas. Hope Downey frys his ass...


Tommy, you are a very scary person. You are so obsessed with Dori, I can actually see you wanting to harm him and his family. Have you ever stalked him or driven by his house, or driven by his children's school? I think you are dangerous, and I think someone needs to find out more about your and give the information to the police. Seriously. And I think your picture should go up in Dori's neighborhood and around his kid's schools. I hope Dori owns a gun.

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