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 04, 2009



btw, it was posted the kids in that home were removed by the local sheriff.

Parents caught with ex bake oven making Hilter cakes


Do you think Americans working at substandard wages is going to solve the unemployment problem? Hardly Steven as minimum wage workers or even workers who make $14 an hour could not afford to buy houses and cars. One of the causes of the current unemployment problem is the lack of credit available to businesses. In business the only real variable cost you have is labor and materials. In addition attempts by the new economy to create wealth by swapping paper and forsaking production has caught up with us.

No one desires high unemployment or should be stuck making minimum wage. It is ludicrous to demote workers to substandard wages just so they can compete with workers from China or India. Standard of living decreases with low wages. Unions have been neutered, the dollar is worthless, very few if any Americans have benefitted from free trade especially the production sector, deregulation and “free market” practices have created an atmosphere of less competition i.e. broadcasting, banking, airlines, and telecommunications and so on. The belief is that Americans are strictly consumers and not producers have resulted in personal negative savings and titanic debts while making us into a debtor nation. I am sure this has happened within the past 18 months.


Exactly, rozscat...but the facetiousness of your last sentence will be lost here.


Let me rephrase the last sentence from "I am sure this has happened within the past 18 months" to "I am sure this has all happened within the past 18 months.

I stand corrected. Thanks Sparks.


Yes Roz, I am sure it has all happened in the last 18 months. But I'll go even further and say it all has been happening in the last 30 years. Except the credit crunch. The credit cruch came after the banking collaspe, but unemployment has been on the downslide since Jan. 07.

So riddle me this Roz, how could President Bush with a Republican House and Senate get unemployment down to 4% with all the same things you mentioned happening? Wasit good luck? No Roz, the only common factors for unemployment being at 7.6% today is the Libs are in charge and the Libs raised the Minimum Wage.

And one other thing, Minimum Wage was never meant to be a "Living Wage".


Coiler, I find it hard to believe you are worried about Walmart making a cake with the name Hitler on it especially after you just last November voted for someone who shares the same name of one of the top 10 worse dictators of the 20th century. Go figure.


OK Steven, I pose a question to you. What did President Bush and the Republican Congress do to keep unemployment at “4%?” What was the quality of the jobs that were available? How many of those who are employed are technically underemployed? As my economics professor pointed out, economists live and die by statistics and unfortunately many of those stats do not show the underlying truth to what it is to represent. Would you admit that the economy was superb under the Clinton years or would that be considered sleeping with the enemy since he was a Democrat?


For your answer, how Bush and the republicans got the unemployment rate down (not kept) to 4% was with tax cuts. The same tax cuts Liberals have been trying since Jan 07' to repeal. As for the types of jobs, the same jobs that are being lost today is my guess. One thing they didnt do is raise the Minimum Wage. They knew the consequnces of what that would do. As you can see today.

As for Clinton, three words...

Contract with America


One other thing, hearing your reports from the sea makes me homesick.

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