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  • 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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January 24, 2010



I'm grateful for this post because I'm reading a very interesting and similar article on how all this hate speech on the net got started and why it has multiplied and become so powerful. And who - sort of - started it.

This explains why I hold sputs in such low esteem:

"but sitting at your keyboard, there is no trick to it at all. Not only can the past never really be erased; it co-exists, in cyberspace, with the present, and an important type of context is destroyed. This is one reason that intellectual inflexibility has become such a hallmark of modern political discourse, and why, so often, no distinction is recognized between hypocrisy and changing your mind."

Or, I would add, addressng a different context.

Bravo to a country that has personally experienced the result of a campaign of hate speech: Germany in the thirties. The Brits remember and want no part in it. Good for them. Conservatives - for whom it is all about money - well, I guess they just don't care. Hate, war, conflict is usually good for profits if you're in the right business.

I wonder what will happen as those populations who lived through it die off. Who listens to Savage? Old bigoted people living in the past when America was white, protestant and working? Of course, everybody working was the result of a world war that also gave America the window of opportunity to exploit resources and build wealth while the rest of the first world had to rebuild infrastructure. Now, they're ahead and we're behind.

And that's the way it is.


You would certainly know about hate speech.


The few times I've listened to Savage I've been repulsed. He reminds me of a shock-jock trying to capture an audience by saying the most ridiculous things imaginable. Brave to the British Empire for sustaining their ban on him and others of his ilk.


I agree Sarah, but it is still depressing that so many people in this country place so much importance on what he spews.

I wonder if there will ever come a time when people get tired of all this stuff.


Why don't we start here with more civilized posting by you and joanie and coiler. Come on, what say ye.


Fine with me, Duff.


Please call me by my correct posting name of TommyOate. Then, I will assume you are being genuine.


Sorry, Sparky. Can't happen till his side can control themselves. And they can't. This thread is already an example and he is it.

Dr. Bill Whattaturd

"Namely we produce enough nutcases in this country without needing to import any from the United States."
Now, wait just a ...now you know. OK, I had enough of you hippie-types that think what England is doing here is Ok, but let me set you straight: based on the above comment, Duffman would not be allowed in either, and he's one of America's most God-fearing white men, and a personal friend. Now you've all heard of tracer rounds? Well, Duffs and I were out hunting one day when we get this brilliant idea for cooking our meal before it hits the ground. It's how the depleted uranium anti-tank round was born, right there in a scum-covered marsh in the Sacramento Delta- Plus, it even allowed us to hunt them little bastard ducks at night, or in the fog- you can follow the trajectory of the round, and then find the glowing carcass, days or even a thousand years later, ready to eat. One thing we do not advise is using these extremely effective shells in a windstorm. Some liberal whiny crybabies keep going on about fallout over schoolyards and such.


What the world needs now is more humor and fewer CEOs.


What the world needs now
Is Love, sweet Love
No, not just for some
But for EVery oooooooone
Lord, we don't need another mountain
There are mountains and hillsides
Enough To climb
-Let's all have a Coke (liquid)


Sparky, doncha just love Tony Benn? If only we had a few genuine politicians here like him, who truly understand their role. To this day he is still one of the most respected and admired of the MPs.

If you like to read more about him, try looking for the Tony Benn Diaries- very good reading.


I sat there watching this movie, looking at how France has made it a law to treat its citizens like humans, as well as Norway. It's nuts that we dont do the same.

Puget Sound

kind of funny to watch the usual suspects in a big conniption over Duffman.
how pathetic.
someone you deride as 'Duff' is just dancing inside your heads.


joanie's angrier than savage

KluelesS, chunks & PutzS = tres assholes

joanie's angrier than savage

and KluelesS is more misguided than savage

KluelesS, chunks & PutzS = tres assholes

You would certainly know about hate speech.

Posted by: TommyOate | January 24, 2010 at 02:40 PM

as you would know about being stupid.


kind of funny to watch the usual suspects in a big conniption over Duffman.
how pathetic.

"Pick a little, talk a little, pick a little, talk a little
Cheep cheep cheep, talk a lot, pick a little more
{Three times}
Pick a little, talk a little, pick a little, talk a little
Cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep"


Thanks to qwkim, we get to take a trip down memory lane:

" The Clinton's are laughing their asses off and preparing for the biggest 'I Told You So' in political history come Nov 5th.
Yeah, of course the Dems will be crying foul about the voting machines -and you dim Dems know who you are- but all of the Dems will have to deal with the Clintons.
The rest of us will be enjoying the McCain Presidency and watching you guys squirm under the thumb of the Clintons. Now THAT will be funny."

pugetsound, Sept. 2008


No wonder this one senate seat was so precious to them.


I have the same thought of this man because Koran just has brought us violence between nations and it isn't something that a good religion claims.

Metro Ethernet

yes totally agree with all of you guys...
I guess he, would find a better job, without being judged

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