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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November 03, 2009



The Republicans kicked ass in the Democratic Party stronghold of the Northeast. Republicans ousted the Democrat incumbents in New Jersey and Virginia. Michelle Bachmann will teabag the Democrats in Washington DC on Thursday where she has called for the Super Bowl of Freedom Rally. Obama faces a rough week.


It's good and well established that talk radio doesn't change anyone's mind, it just serves to satisfy people who want validation and confirmation of their prejudices.

Even if they wanted to change minds their approach is completely wrong, they argue from their own beliefs, not from the view point of whoever is unconvinced. It's like asking someone to tell you what you're thinking.


Democratic Party stronghold of the Northeast

Strongholds for Dems? Virginia?

Where do you get your information? Pleeeeese!

I'd say the one in for a rough week is you. Time to go count your pieces of silver.

BTW, did you check out New York? (laughing here) Democrat wins upstate New York congressional race
For the first time since the Civil War era, New York's 23rd Congressional District has a Democratic representative, CNN projects.

Bill Owens defeated Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman in a race that became a flashpoint in the battle for control of the national Republican Party.

Umm, is Virginia considered part of the northeast? I know it is below the Mason-Dixon line. I always considered it part of the southeast... just wondering.


Both US Senators from Virginia are Democrats. The incumbent Governor is a Democrat. Obama won 53% of the Presidential election vote in Virginia last November. That qualifies as a Democratic Party stronghold in my book. Virginia is on the eastern seaboard and north of the Mason-Dixon. That qualifies as northeastern in book.


Democrats ousted republicans in Virginia and NJ, in Nov 2001. Where was Karl Rove?


Two crappy Dem candidates for Governor? One of whom was uber corrupt ( NJ ) and the other a weak candidate...yeah a big loss there. Governorships that have nothing to do with national politics.
As Joanie said..not since the Civil War has a Dem represented that district in NY. Another vote on our side for health care for all!!

And a note to Timmah...even the folks of Yakima, and much of Eastern WA thought 1033 stunk. Those residents rely on state funds more than we do over on this side of the mountain. They gave the finger to your suggestion they shoot themselves in the foot.


Dave Ross will explore whether this is the end of the Eyman era or not today on his show.
Great coverage last night by KIRO as usual. They are a very strong station and will continue to be the dominant voice in the area.
I thought Susan would do better but Dow is probably a better fit for the folks in King Co. More of a continuation of Ron Simms.
This state will continue to be a dominant liberal-progressive state regardless of what happens on a national level. May be when Boeing is completely gone and the strength of the powerful unions lessen there will be a chance for change but likely citizens will be too busy looking for jobs.


let the conservatives eat cake


Virginia is NOT north of the Mason-Dixon line

Just one more failed fact, mrogi. You seem to know as much geography as you do Virginia politics. Go back to counting silver.



Lucas Foxx

I've seen this in elections in a number of other markets over the years. 24/7, wall to wall mudslinging of a candidate who eventually wins a specific geographic area. I've always wondered how these signals could justify their saying they "serve the community" while so clearly out of touch with the local community's sensibilities. I wish more people would add this information to stations' public files. Particularly around license renewal time.


Susan Hutchison couldn't answer the hard questions. She was just a brittle bomb-thrower who could never convince anyone he had a grasp of the problems or could handle the job. She was Dino Rossi with tits. I hope this has nipped a future Republican political career in the bud. Now on to neuter McKenna. Will Brian Sonntagg and Brad Owens be punished for their disaffections?


Actually the Taters weren't bad last night. Carlson said the rest of the country was turning right last night as a result of 2 governors races, but he claimed King Co was turning more 'left'. Schram had to smack him down and remind him state races are local. Carlson didn't say if NY-23 was turning more left.


Stupid is as stupid does. Way to go, voters of King County. The Republicans need stronger candidates someone who smack the collective progressives upside the head with reality.

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