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 23, 2010



OMG that's genius. On the heels Sarah Palin taking advantage of public education while simultaneously railing against it.

Conservative have chose people like *Rush Limbaugh* *Sarah Palin* *Glenn Beck* to be their spokespeople, and yet they're unwilling to admit that they're fucking retarded. Just admin it; conservatives are not qualified to select national leaders. Just leave that to the grown ups.

And I've said it before but I'll say it again: BUSINESS IS NOT THE ANSWER TO EVERYTHING. The sooner you get that the sooner you will be qualified to choose national leaders.


Business is the answer to all things economic.


Yes, privatize the profits, socialize the losses.


Privatize the profits, and tax the income of employees. If no profits, let them fail and go away.


You're so smart, huh chuxie? You've been using your charm to sell gas-guzzlers for real businessmen who could over-pay you for years. But, you're a one-trick pony. take away the bountiful big-ticket sales job, and you've got nothing but a gumment-working spouse.

Aren't you the one who said corporations want their taxes lowered?

You don't really have a clue about anything you say, do you?

The Wyden-Gregg proposal reduces the 35 percent corporate tax rate to 24 percent, a level rivaling rates for many of the OECD countries the U.S. competes against when drawing commerce to its shores. It also removes several loopholes multinational corporations use to improve their bottom lines.

Gregg said their proposal has attracted the attention of the multinational community, which normally resists tax reform.

“We’ve spoken to a number of multinational companies that see this rate as extraordinarily attractive and [they] seem to be receptive,” Gregg said. “A 24 percent rate is just a huge boon to American businesses.”

To get that rate, multinationals must give up coveted deferral provisions that allow them to delay paying taxes on certain foreign-sourced income by keeping profits in foreign countries instead of investing them in the U.S.

Trading popular loopholes for a lower tax rate could spark intra-company warfare, business lobbyists say, as CEOs who prefer the lower rate square off against CFOs who believe loopholes are far more valuable.

Rangel has tried for years to lower the tax rate and close loopholes while garnering political support for the effort. His most recent bill offered a 30 percent corporate tax rate but he is open to further lowering the rate to 28 percent. However, getting buy-in from corporate America has been a hard slog.

All you really know about anything is what Fixed News spoon feeds you. You should be ashamed.


The motives of profit and motives to cure diseases are fundamentally at odds. When people are healthy they have no need to buy anything the health industry is selling.

History will record privatized health care as a colossal failure that ballooned in cost while simultaneously diminishing in returns, and history will record that we should have been smart enough to figure this out at that time, but that the sheer force of human greed prevented change.

You want to talk about death panels? The real death panels are the corperate wigs who decide that they should rather develop profitable treatments to prolong life rather than unprofitable cures.

And aren't they doing their job as a responsible business man? yes they are. But then again they're job is to maximize profits, not heal people. And that is why privatized health care is and always will be a huge failure.


Huge failure for the patient, not the corporation. I guess it depends on what one thinks the goal of "health care" is: care for the citizens or profits for the executives and shareholders.

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