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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April 20, 2008


joanie hussein for obama

Michelle's cobbler sounds to die for but what does one do when Crisco is no longer acceptable in nutritionally-correct society? I love Crisco flaky pie crust!

I understand that old-fashioned lard is back in. No transfats there . . .

Kind of a disturbing column, Michael. I wonder if Tony Blair, Steven Harper, Nicolas Sarkozy or Vladimir Putin had to publish recipes to increase charisma and get elected. Somehow, I don't think so.

Only in America...


It's McCain's "nervous energy" that should concern everyone.


I guess I'm going to have to be the one who says the emperor has no clothes ... and I'll try to be positive about it...

I had high hopes for Blathermunch, and while it's technically well-written, it's not fun to read. What would be fun to read? A restaurant review or two. And to places people would actually want to go. No more reviews of some Zimbabwean diner in Fife specializing in spiced goat brain. What would I do? Let's see, Tom Douglas is a radio host, why not go check out one of his places? What's his pizza place like? Anyway, that's my two cents. Awhile back I got the sense BM, even though he had a blog about radio, didn't actually listen to very much radio, and now that he does a blog about food, I get the feeling he doesn't go out to eat very much. To end on a positive note, everything on his blog is technically well-written.


Can anyone here recommend any good Korean restaurants in the downtown Seattle area?


baking a cobbler for 3 hours??? Maybe if you like flaky cement....especially if you have rolled out those pie crust sheets really thin. An hour should do it..I will have to give it a try.

Hey Bla'M, would you like us to post some restaurants we like in the area or should we add to your recipes here?

If you are ever heading down I-5 south, you might consider Ramblin'Jacks in Olympia for to-die-for bbq, LaTarasca in Centralia for authentic Mexican food ( not that Azteca crap), Beaches in Vancouver,
or Caruso's in Keizer ( outside of Salem.) Beaches is on the water in Vancouver, pretty fun place to eat. Caruso's is off the freeway about 3 miles, on a small lake and features excellent Italian food.


Maybe a vegan out there can explain to me why eating an egg is "cruel."


and one more thing, Bla'M..how did you get a picture of John McCain wearing a toupee, underwater??

joanie hussein for obama

DT, you are like my kids who are always asking teacher or mommy to do everything for them. You go to a Korean restaurant and tell us about it.

Every year I find it necessary to remind my kids that bored people are boring people. You are in charge of making your life interesting.

BTW, how many tips have you sent Michael? I bet you've gotten your money's worth on this blog.

Write your review, Sparky. I'll read it! I love reading about food! I wrote a couple for another blog - Judy's something-or-other. Had fun doing it. But they weren't in Michael's league. Just a couple paragraphs on local places that I like. Still, it was fun.

Her blog started requiring long passwords to get in and I could never remember mine so quit it.


I only meant a review in the comments..not as part of his own writing!

DT..let your fingers do the walking through the yellow pages, or at least Google.

joanie hussein for obama

Oh, Michael, I wish you'd delete that picture. He looks like he should be impaled on a spit and roasted over coals. Ew!

Fascinating discussion with Kevin Phillips about American economy on Seder on Sunday right now. He thinks we may be on the edge of losing our credibility as a world power permanently.

He says the most troubling aspect is that the interest groups making money from all of our problems won't face up to the problems.

He named previous world powers that lost their power and it was usually as a result of war - they went broke. The road they took to losing power is the one we are on currently.

He says that the challenge of American politics in the next fifty years is how we get out of being the world's policemen and financiers.

He also said Greenspan didn't intervene at all and Berneke jumps in too rapidly.

book info and podcasts here but haven't tried to use them.

A great show if you can get it!

joanie hussein for obama

hmm, podcasts are problematic. If anybody can figure it out, let me know.

blathering michael

Naked or no, I love being known as "the emperor." DT: if you want restaurant reviews, read the newspapers. And what's the name of that Zimbabwean restaurant in Fife? -- sounds right up my alley.


I believe that used to be known as the "White Spot". In the enterest of becoming PC, it is now known as the "Right Spot".
Fife was a little behind the times.

blathering michael

Chucks: I always felt right at home at the White Spot. The Poodle Dog - not so much, especially after it went Korean. Maybe DT could get something there.

joanie hussein for obama

I remember the poodle dog . . . is it still around? Perhaps under a trendier name?

Fife was always more of a rest stop for me when I drove to Rochester/Oakville are where my parents had a farm.

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