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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June 26, 2008


howie in seattle

"the clothes have no emperor"--that's brilliant, unless you stole it. If you didn't, I will.

howie in seattle

"the clothes have no emperor"--that's brilliant, unless you stole it. If you didn't, I will.

joanie hussein

Randi Rhodes explained flanking and now I have a better understanding of how media can be controlled by too few players. That is more devastating that not having a fairness doctrine.

She said that corporations will run Rush on every station so that even if you want to hear an alternative talker at a given time, everywhere you dial, you hear Rush.

She's referring to regions with fewer stations. Small towns that only get a couple of signals and they are all Rush.

When all you can get is Rush, you listen to Rush. Must be why his numbers are so high.


That's okay, I'm sure Obama will flip-flop on this just like he did on the 2nd amendment decision today.

Oh yeah, he probably changed his mind after learning more about it (like which way the Supreme Court ruled).


Good for him! McCain has been doing it too, and it is driving him and his campaign nuts that Obama is gaining ground with centrists.

Paraphrasing an article in TIME:
"McCain has also used the Supreme Court decisions for his own political gain--he was so against the return of Habeus corpus in reference to Guantanamo, yet his aides admit that closing Gitmo is on his list of things to do to improve the reputation of the US around the world. If McCain wins, we are one seat away on the Supreme court of losing a lot of rights that America takes for granted."


If you believe he won't sign it, if approved by Congress, I have a piece of swampland and oceanfront property to sell you in Arizona. Political expediency is what that is all about, Joanie Insane, Sparky, et. al. Pinning this guy down is like nailing Jello to a tree. However, when it is all said and done, I believe the far-reaching aspects of it are overblown.

I have a problem believing much of anything Borat Obama says any more, but am sure he'll get the narcissist, communist and anti-American and wack job vote. Peace out.


Oh, I bet Cindy McCain's name is all over that swampland in Arizona. But I'm sure McCrank will get the Senior Horizons, Quaker oatmeal, Bob Dole rematch vote.


OK, then try swampland or oceanfront property in Wyoming.

I don't place much validity in polls now - one poll have Obama up by 12 and the Gallup Poll (the most reliable poll) has them even. Same goes for the polls in the battleground states. I'll look at them more closely after Labor Day.


What makes Gallup the most reliable?


Age, Joans, the reliable wisdom of age. "Gallup has studied human nature and behavior for more than 70 years."


Meanwhile, in other news:
( NYTimes ))

Billionaire T. Boone Pickens has backed away from a $1 million dollar offer he made to anybody who could disprove allegations made by the "Swiftboat Veterans for Truth" against John Kerry.

A group of Swift boat veterans sympathetic to Mr. Kerry sent Mr. Pickens a letter last week taking him up on the challenge. In 12 pages, plus a 42-page attachment of military records and other documents, they identified not just one but ten lies in the group’s campaign against Mr. Kerry. They offered to meet with him to provide Mr. Kerry’s journals and videotapes from Vietnam and a copy of his full military record certified by the Navy – a key demand of Mr. Pickens and veterans who believe Mr. Kerry lied about his service to win his military decorations.

Mr. Pickens replied with a one-page letter, thanking the veterans for their research and their service, but politely saying there had been a misunderstanding. “Key aspects of my offer of $1 million have not been accurately reported,” he wrote.

He previously weasled out of this bet once before when John Kerry himself took Pickens up on the offer. I guess there are some things money can't buy. Like dignity. Or class. Or humility.

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