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 12, 2010



wow this is a bitter site. sorry you all are so unhappy

Puget Sound

kirby would do well in the job. kind of washington state's version of haley barbour. and we know how well that worked out for republicans.
kirby has a nice folksy appeal and people genuinely like him.

David Nutter

That's a historic picture. Hot talk KVI, Kirby Wilbur, Dino Rossi, good riddance! I never thought I would see the day.

David Nutter

Not sure Mr. Nice-guy is the right trait to herd those stodgy old cats. They need a kickemass kid.


Kirby Wilbur was the mutterer, Bryan Suits was the stutterer. Now both voices have been silenced.KVI has died.
Laura Ingraham's screech is no more, Sean Hannity, Dennis Miller, Doctor Laura, all of them, THANK GAWD, ALL OF THEM are no more. How sweet the sound of silence.
Think of all the poison that is no more.
Life is good!

Puget Sound

yeah, 'bobl all that lower taxes, tougher penalties for criminals, and keeping gov't accountable 'poison' for sure...

ooops, that would be 'poison' for democrats.

sweet nectar of the gods for republicans.

Puget Sound

"Nancy Pelosi: ‘We didn’t lose because of me’
By Patrick O'Connor - The Wall Street Journal 11:57 AM 11/12/2010

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she has the “overwhelming support” of fellow Democrats in her bid to become minority leader in the next Congress, and says she’s not to blame for the Democrats’ mid-term debacle.

“We didn’t lose the election because of me,” Ms. Pelosi told National Public Radio in an interview that aired Friday morning. “Our members do not accept that.”

Instead, the California Democrat attributes the loss of at least 60 seats to high unemployment and “$100 million of outside, unidentified funding.”

“Any party that cannot turn (9.5% unemployment) into political gains should hang up the gloves,” she said."

Hey Denial-crats, please keep Nancy Pelosi. Please.
Too funny.

you know it

Kirby and Barbour both fat tubs of goo. You can have them

Puget Sound

stay classy, usual suspects, stay classy.

sparky for David Stockman

A Republican for Higher Taxes

"For now, given the gridlock in Washington, especially in the wake of the midterm elections, Congress has an opportunity to take a giant, $300-billion step forward toward reducing the budget deficit by doing one of the things it does best: absolutely nothing. Do us all a favor, Congress, let the Bush tax cuts expire and, for once, show some fiscal responsibility."

Puget Sound

looks like on adam corolla's show, actor ed asner expounds on his 911 truther theory. ph(J)oanie would feel right at home.


From mediate/brietbart this link to the show.

Puget Sound

i hope all of you watched the jon stewart interview on rachel maddow.
very very good.
he pretty much disarms her with his calm, reasoned, and witty approach.

see the uncut episode if you can. it's even better.


The Stewart/Maddow interview was a joke. It's clear that Jon Stewart is jealous of cable news, and he will go to any length to find flaw in them. He sunk to a new low in when he defended GWB's WMD pretense purely for the sake of drawing a false equivelency between the right and the left. He's just going to absurd lengths in trying to sink all of cable news along with FOXNEWS. It's personal.

He faults all of the cable news networks for not being good news, but pays no respect for the fact that they need decent ratings to stay in business, while himself being in the ratings business. It's disingenuous to say the least. He's like a Bozo the Clown who longs for the respect of a major network journalist.

The only reason he hasn't been outted sooner is because he rarely grants interviews, he's like Bill O'Reilly or Glenn Beck, does all his grandstanding from his own little soapbox where he can control the message before a loving audience. Eventually people will figure out that there's no pleasing this guy, and that this is really all about his delicate ego.

Puget Sound

'outted' 'jealous' 'disingenuous'...lmao

he was one on one with rachel. why didn't she expose him if it is as you say?

can't you see the point he was making about the right and the left shutting down debate?

or maybe you are just to partisan to take a step back and look at it objectively.

the old, good vs evil ie you're with us or against us mentality.

andrew, you just can't take the fact that smart reasonable people can disagree with you, eh?
get use to it, it's called adulthood.

sparky for David Stockman

Please, Andrew, when Putz calls you names and says you work at McDonalds, accuses joanie of drinking and coiler of a myriad of things, he is just being an adult. The rest of us are shutting down the debate!

Puget Sound

yes, and when sparkles plays the 'troll' by dodging the truth we'll just chalk that up to a lack of character.

for example, sparkles has yet to take issue from someone espousing her viewpoints engaging in that activity she finds offensive when coming from the otherside. really sparkles, you want me to dredge up your twig truther crap, coils myriad of obnoxious posts, joanie being joanie posts, and andrews writings over the past couple of years.

the reason you all don't like john stewart now may be the fact that he is turning the lens on the left with more and more regularity.
the usual suspects loved john stewart when he was going after conservatives. some of it made me wince but some of it was spot on and damn funny. i acknowledged that and even put links to some of it on this blog.

for some reason, the usual suspects tend to have a thin skin. a lack of humor or unwillingness to laugh at yourself/point reveals low self esteem.

Puget Sound

but sparkles, why don't you answer the larger question.
did you watch the interview with rachel maddow and jon stewart?

what is your objective opinion?

sparky for David Stockman

There you go, acting like an adult again. Twice in one day!


I heard today that the mysterious vapor trail in the skies over California last week came from a missile fired by a North Korean submarine as a warning from Kim Jong Ill to release Lindsey Lohan from rehab.


I liked the way John Stewart reeled in Maddow. He had the guts to tell it like it is - re: Teabaggers being a derogatory term. Maddow and the rest of them that use it look like narcissistic little brats. Of course, what is good for the goose is good for the gander. He also gave the right their comeupance. He stands for civility and for that I commend him.

Stewart and Colbert will probably be awarded Time's person of the year - better than their last few choices.


That name calling is just a diversion. FOX NEWS commentators are equally if not more guilty of name calling.

The victory in that small point was overshadowed by his much larger failing, namely is love of deriding the political media while himself being a full-fledged member. Stewart is either a) irresponsible, or b) a career contrarian. I'll let you decide which.

Puget Sound

jeez, i see andrew has fallen prey -yet again- to another logical fallacy:
the false choice.
the first one offered, 'irresponsible' means that stewart is 'jealous' and will go 'to any means' in his quest to 'sink all cable news' as it is 'personal'.
the second, 'career contrarian' is offered as if he only takes views to be different.
different than what?
first off, he is a comedian. if you are getting your news from jon stewart you are going to be sadly misinformed. he chooses topics to entertain people. at times he is brilliant at lampooning the news.
the fact that he takes a story and brings humor to it does not make him dishonest. great humor is often the most truthful device of all.

what he is pointing out that what is dishonest is people posing as 'objective' that have a point of view and pretending that it hasn't impacted the show. O'Reilly, Olberman, Hannity, Big Ed, are all opinionated shows that take news and bend it to fit their orthodoxy.
And so does Maddow. The other night with Olby's suspension was a case in point (i posted the link that exposed that below) when Maddow pointed out how the Fox Shows were political operations and saying that MSNBC didn't do that.
Oooops, turns out that they did

(see the clip I linked that demonstrated via numerous examples).

maybe, just maybe, stewart actually sees what is going on and is unafraid to point it out: cable news --all cable news-- has a driving 24 hour news cycle to fill. as such, it needs to hype stories unnecessarily so 'news' becomes 'breaking news' 'update' 'developing news' with teasers. cable shows take viewers and appeals to special demographics and slants stories/topics to appeal to those demographics.
if you don't get that, watch a show with an opposing viewpoint. the national syndicated shows do it all the time on radio. hell, listen to randi rhodes and you'll see she does the same thing that rush limbaugh does. appeals to listeners vanity (my fans are the smart ones) and reenforces their superiority (the other side is full of ditto heads). flip to rush, you get the same (my listeners are the most intelligent demographic) and (liberalism is a mental disease).

stewart is making some intelligent observations from the point of view of one who 'skewers' for a living.
the fact that he is using his sword equally in both directions has some people angry. ask yourself, why?

do you feel betrayed? why was it okay when he was applying his wit to Bush or Fox that it suddenly seems wrong when it targets Obama or MSNBC?

if you want to learn something, listen/watch those with an opposing viewpoint. you'll be surprised at what you learn about your opinions/beliefs.

Puget Sound

btw, the fellow who hacked palin's email account that drew a year sentence really should have gotten probation, a fine, and nothing more.

i can't believe you're going to put this dude in prison and pony up the costs of incarceration for this crime.

Puget Sound

btw, the fellow who hacked palin's email account that drew a year sentence really should have gotten probation, a fine, and nothing more.

i can't believe you're going to put this dude in prison and pony up the costs of incarceration for this crime.


Andrew, I thought it was rather ironic that the guy who made his fame and fortune making fun of Bush now says he is above it all and wants to lecture Rachel on using the term "teabagger." He wants to play it both ways.


Was Stewart the only one making fun of or slamming Bush ? Hardly - just the entire cabal of talk show hosts on Air America, bathtub boy (Olby), Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz and the rest of MSLSD, not to mention Bill Maher and various commentators on the alphabet channels, the NY Times, WaPo and the Soros funded internet smear sites. False argument, Sparkles !

Stewart did it in a less hateful way than most, including Maddow. It was easy enough to find humor in what Bush-43 did and he exploited that. Oh, you say the Stewart may be a hypocrite to the liberal progressives by playing it both ways - just like the rest of them ? I consider the source and call it irrelevant poop.

Puget Sound

Stewart made his fame and fortune by being FUNNY with a spot on wit.
Of course, it was aimed at Bush when he was in power. Truth to power and all that claptrap ya know.
Now it is Pres Obama/Dems and his policies.
I can appreciate clever satire when it is trained on my side, telling that some can't take it when it is leveled toward someone/point of view that they favor.

So which side is that has no sense of humor?

Molly Ivins was one of the funniest people around. While she aimed a lot at Bush, she could go after other targets to prick their pomposity.

This orthodoxy which requires 'our guy' to only go one way is so weak. It's akin to a blowhardian Ted Baxter reduced to 'special comments' with the same old tired theme.

Kind of sad.

If I had to bet, I would say someone like Mr. Furious is an equal opportunity laugher. I would also bet that Blam is another equal opportunity laugher.

Life's too damn short and laughs are too damn few in this cruel world to let political orientation skew what's funny.

Puget Sound

It's probably why after the 08 elections chucks, ks, duff, myself, nevets, ryder, et al stayed around on this blog and took our licks. we didn't run away.

after the 2010 elections, we've seen a lot of hightail action.
oh well, you'll always have horsesass.org to spew on.

Puget Sound

hmmm, this just in. wasn't bringing KSM to a trial a big deal at one time for the Obama Administration?
wonder how this will play with the progressives on this blog. i recall arguing that it was ill advised to hold the trial in NY. not only is there going to be no trial in NY it looks like no military commission in Gitmo.

"Obama to detain KSM indefinitely without trial at all?

The White House has apparently leaked to the Washington Post in another Friday night news dump that they no longer intend to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the lead 9/11 plotter and the man who murdered journalist Daniel Pearl, in federal court. However, they also don’t intend to try KSM in a military commission, either, despite using that venue for others detained at Guantanamo Bay. Instead, it looks like the Obama administration has responded to an avalanche of opposition from New York Democrats and the Right..."


Puts - doubt if Mr. Furious (mercifurious) would admit to being an equal opportunity laugher - by calling the Tea Party Teahadists. Sounds more like a Jeanine Garofalo spew to me.

He is more of an opportunist and picks his openings. Jest to set the record straight.

Puget Sound for Merci

Am I right or is KS on the topic of jon stewart?

Just curious at this point.

I think we have the andrew, sparkles, coils, and joanie's figured out.
(although they are welcome to weigh in)


putz says "Stewart made his fame and fortune by being FUNNY with a spot on wit."

Argumentum ad crumenam.

I stopped reading after that.


That's your problem - you stop reading and only grasp half of the message that comes back to haunt you later when you respond.


If you're not going to take this seriously, I'm not going to waste my time.


the beauty of internet radio- my ability to listen to Savage from 11 am (replay from yesterday) all the way to 10 pm. on various sTations around the country, whenever i choose, instead of having to listen to what The Mormons, or the poopheads in suits on Fisher' s upper floors decree I must listen to, for my daily talkradio, within the Seattle area..


BTW, Speaking of Savage - his latest book "Trickle up Poverty" elaborates on the connection between George Soros and the market crash in Sept. 2008, according to the author today. Hedge funds apparently played a role and he carefully researched it. This stuff is worth a congressional investigation if and when this information is divulged. I'd say that he did his homework on this one.


tonight Savage accused Soros , through his mouthpiece Media Matters of leaking the manipulated audio clips of his radio shows to the British Gvernment. so he would be banned in Britain as a hate and violence monger.

Ray Oiler

Maybe KVI will return as the voice of the SEATTLE PILOTS, again.

Ray Oiler

BTW, everyone knows Savage is a violent sociopathic news whore.
the world would be a better place without him.


Hedge funds apparently . . .

How do you know he carefully researched it? God, you believe such swill. Mostly because you never know it's swill.


BTW, everyone knows Savage is a violent sociopathic news whore.
the world would be a better place without him.

Posted by: Ray Oiler | November 16, 2010 at 09:27 PM

You are a sick individual, a sore loser and don't know what you are talking about.

"How do you know he carefully researched it? God, you believe such swill. Mostly because you never know it's swill."

Posted by: joanie | November 16, 2010 at 09:51 PM

Where is your credible evidence to support your assertions ? Kindly put up or shut up.


Evidence to support what assertions? That you don't know when you're drinking swill?

Ray Oiler

." He explains that civil rights are a "racket" that is "used to steal only from the white male -- no one else pays the price." He is worried about "degenerates on the left who want to sell Americans on the idea that homosexuality, bisexuality, transsexuality, even sex with animals is normal." He demonizes pot smokers, refers to third-world nations as "turd world nations", and strongly opposes abortion (although his first wife had two while they were married). After the Dixie Chicks spoke ill of President George W. Bush, Savage inexplicably suggested they should be jailed as traitors. "We've all been warned about the dangers of a theocracy", says Savage, "where religious zealots rule. Today in America, we have a she-ocracy where a minority of feminist zealots rule the culture."

Ray Oiler

Savage was kicked off of MSNBC in this exchange:

SAVAGE: Alright, so you're one of those sodomists? Are you a sodomite?

CALLER: Yes, I am.

SAVAGE: Oh, you're one of the sodomites! You should only get AIDS and die, you pig! How's that? [off-screen crew can be heard shouting 'Whoa!'] Why don't you see if you can sue me, you pig? You got nothing better than to put me down, you piece of garbage? You got nothing to do today? Go eat a sausage and choke on it. Get trichinosis. OK, do we have another nice caller who's busy and didn't have a nice night in the bathhouses, angry at me today? Huh? Get me another one, put another sodomite on! No more calls? I don't care. Let's go to the next scene. I don't care about these bums, they mean nothing to me. They're all sausages. Next scene; onto the next scene on the 'Savage Nation.'

Ray Oiler

The trouble with Savage is that he sanction our most base feelings and legitimatize them. He has a First Amendment right to state his foul views, but that doesn't mean that a broadcasting network, using the public airwaves, is justified in making a profit off of his aggressively vicious demagoguery.

Ray Oiler

And you call me You are a sick individual?


Hey Ray, are you by chance related to the infamous 'tommy' of this blog's fame?


why would Ray Oiler be me? have you bothere to read my two posts above and the dozens of previous posts where i declare myself a Savage fan?


Savage reported last night that since the election Obam ahas been spending "hours" daily just sitting in the White House and watching daytime sports on cable tv.....Joanie? Buehler? any of the usual suspects?,,,,


Savage is a reporter?

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