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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September 19, 2010



Hmm. I liked his Town Meetings on KOMO. We'll have to see what he does solo. I don't like contrarianism for its own sake. Ross does that sometimes. One of the few things I don't like about his show.

I like straight on politics. I don't want showmanship. I like straight talk, honest talk, informed talk, reasoned talk and intelligent talkers. Whether I agree with them or not.


I can also tell that Ross plays devil's advocate sometimes, but he's smart enough to do a very good job of it. When Ron and Don do it, it's like listening to third graders try to remember their lines in a school play.


Ken Schram not a liberal? That's a joke. He's as bad as the communist terrorist in the White House. Neither one of them will keep their jobs much longer. There is an uprising in America. Watch for it in November. Laugh if you want at SENATOR Christine McDonnel, and SENATOR Sharon Angle, but they will be confirming the next Supreme. Maybe an impeachment or two would be in order.

David Tatelman

Yeah, right Fanta. Take your meds, please.


You may be on the right track, Fanta, but you sound too extremist though. Angle may well beat Whorehouse Harry Reid. However, your style doesn't play well on progressivist-leaning blogs


Actually it's "Christine O'Donnell", but yes... A big wave of TEA is on it's way.
(Taxed Enough Already)
I really like Ken Schram.
He's great with Carlson and even better with Bryan Suits, but the times I've heard him on his own, it's just not enough to keep me listening for long.
I will give him a good try on my radio though, see what his new show is like.
I'm sort of looking for alternatives to Dori quite often these days.
Ever since he was a speaker at a rally in Olympia championing the cause of personal freedom and responsibility...
He was a supporter of the smoking ban for God's sake.
The hypocrisy is hard to take when he's so high minded on the over reaching role of government these days.
Dave Ross does play devil's advocate far too often and is really annoying when he does it since his arguments are pathetic.
Obviously it's just to provide that point of view for the sake of argument, but I sure liked it better when the Commentators did it.
I'll miss them, but again... I will definitely give a listen to Schram's new show on his own.
I like both Ken Schram and Dave Ross even when I don't agree with them.


Here it is, the eve of KOMO-AM's big changes and what's on the KOMO site, but the old program schedule, including Nine2Noon. Just think what would happen if Fisher ever got its act together.

David Nutter

is this guy out of his mind not5 only will patty mury loos as she has the same ole crap that there is not a tax she dont like and the demacrats say the wa voters are going to vote demacrat he must be on drugs we do not trust murry and and demacrats and to call the tea party wing nutts ow he is a real class act so beleave me the only way out of this mess is to get the demacrats out of office starting with harry read i have in the past voted demacrat however that will never happen again they have shown me that the only thing they care about is taxing us to death tax tax tax and no realeafe in bed with unions at the cost of our kids and if the dems are so good why are most of them running away from obama dont want to be seen with him because he will cost them there jobs


Wow; You can tell by Nuttier,s spelling and punctuation the education and intelligence level most Teabaggers seem to have reached.


Speaking of the nutty right...John McCain declared at a debate that when the military brass said that Dont Ask Dont Tell should be repealed, he would support that.

The military HAS come out in favor of overturning DADT...and John McCain said today he will LEAD the fillibuster to prevent passing the entire military appropriations budget, which includes the repeal of DADT.


sparky reminds one of Vancouvers councilwoman, Jeanne Harris who wants everyone she's not in agreement with to shut up. Now there's liberal-progressive principles in action. LMFAO


Yes, Insane Mc Cain. One has to wonder how much longer his brain can take being baked in the AZ sun.


"Norman", point out to me where I said McCain should shut up? Or are you, as usual, telling me what I "meant"?

Sailish Sea

The problem Sparky, the Military brass have not called for the repeal of DADT. Looks like yoiu got pie on your face again.

Sailish Sea

Wait thats not pie, thats ...

Ron Sergent

Your use of the word "repeal" in regards to the military's words is the only thing wrong with your statement, sparky.

In Newsweek,"McCain has said in the past that he would support a repeal if military leaders first endorsed the change, and in February Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Adm. Mike Mullen told senators they supported President Obama’s pledge to seek a congressional repeal of the 1993 policy."

Salish, you're ignoring McCain's lie and his subsequent announcement to lead the filibuster.

Sailish Sea

Adm. Mullen is not "Military Brass". He is just the man in charge these next few years. The Military as a whole does not supprt the repeal of DADT and if it is repealed, the Draft will be right behind it. So if a Draft is what you want, then repeal DADT. As usual, McCain is standing up for what is right for this country. Not something that will pull it apart at its seams.

sioux christian

So, did Schram get canned because he called Carlson an "asshole" live on radio? I heard it with my own ears. I used to admire Schram, now I think he's just a crusty old batherer who eally has nothing relavent to say. Pity.


Ken, I think you should call your radio show "the Ken and Barbie show (Barbie just left.)"


I can't believe that the department of transportation is now allowing those of us who did not create the traffic problems (0 -2 children) to PAY to ride in the lane of those that did create the problem. Anyone with more than two children should PAY for the HOV lanes since they are the ones putting more cars on the road. What are they thinking?

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