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 06, 2008



Thanks for those, Bla'M. I will take a look at them...

I like to read the restaurant reviews in the Sunday New York Times online. I think most people judge a restaurant by how the food tastes and how long they have to wait to be served. But the reviews by Frank Bruno crack me up as he disaggregates each mouthful for some obscure ingredient. Turns out he has no experience as a foodie, having been a straight news reporter for a long time. I have to assume that he wanted this gig.


This part of the blog is so depressing. Down here in the Tacoma end of the world, we do not have foodie food. We have chow and grub.
I just wasted an hour+ reading the links.
Now I think about everything with in two miles of home. Arby's, Del Taco, Mc D's, Burger King, Kentucky Fried, Jack in the Box, and ten crappy teriyaki joints.
Enjoy, just knowing that your conservative friend in Tacoma will one day need coronary bi-pass surgery from Tacoma cuisine.


Hope Dori doesn't consider your snide remarks a threat. I would.


And here is a tale of the perils of blogging without food...Beware!


chucks you need to get out of the burbs and go into downtown Tacoma.
The Swiss has good food and great beer.
Harmons has good food and great beer.
Varsity Grill has good food and great beer.
Pacific Grill has good food and great beer.
The Ravenous for good Italian food.
Stanley and Seaforts for a great view and good food.
Asado Steak House for...steaks!
And if you go out Ruston Way, there are several wonderful restaurants on the water.
Prices are not bad at these places.

don't eat that crap on the strip...


I can parrot Sparky on this one.
So take out that nice Jag of yours and cruise along the Foss Waterway.
Go to Ruston Way and stop at the Lobstershop. Good food and a nice view of the bay. Since Tacoma largely eliminated the 'aroma' it is nice down there.
Goodfellows is also a nice Tacoma Steakhouse.
I had to smile and offer a 'spot on' to the reviewers of that little one man operation called 'I Love NY Deli' in Pike Place Market.' It is really just a booth. But what a Booth! As they say, it offers a fabulous Pastrami Sandwich that is better than some I have had in NY. So if you ever get 'the need' for a little Pastrami check it out -directly east of the Flying Fish and adjacent the best little donut booth in the world. (They offer these killer donut holes that are literally to die for...and probably will.)

And Blam, could you please go back to your old format or figure out a way to allow someone to click to the last entry.


My complaint about the MSG150 gang is that they're limiting their expeditions to lunchtime, which is often far less interesting than the output of the same kitchens at dinner. The limited lunch menus often are produced by second-line kitchen staff, leaving the #1 wok (head chef) to prepare dinners.

Also, several of the good dim sum joints are outside of their "designated lunch zone." Among others, Jumbo and Tea Garden are both worth a visit.

But give them credit for what they are trying to do, rather than faulting them for not doing something different.

However, I would sure like them to take somebody along who could read the mysterious Chinese-language menus and wall posters. I suspect they'd find some otherwise unknown delights.


This profundity is worth another try...essential reading!


Had not tried the Ravenous yet. Will try it soon. As for the rest, they are all good.
The thread was about lunch. Most of those places are an effort to get to. At least what I read before getting bumbed out was about lunch. Maybe I just gave up too quickly.


thanks for the msg150 link. it's kind of sad, though, that there is honestly no really GREAT food in our ID. For that, you must go to San Francisco or Vancouver or Victoria. So I do think I must take whatever they post with a grain of salt if they give it 5 chopsticks...then again maybe their standards aren't as high as mine since I am Asian and grew up on the stuff!!

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