take your answer off the air...

  • HorsesAss.Org: the straight poop on WA politics & the press
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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 25, 2011


Sam Sonite

so why is Ron Reagan so touchy about being a ballerina?

Dick T.

Reagan the prez was demented and diminished during his 2nd term. He let others do the work and make decisions while he napped. The scandal which ensued, Iran Contra, marred his presidency. He really couldn't be blamed, he was asleep.


That's what made Ron so good at hosting talk radio. He was by far the best at decently telling the rightwingers who called his show to go f themselves. He did it so civilly. And Ron was an intelligent talker. Such patience must have come from his agreeable dad - Reagan the elder's politics of destruction notwithstanding.

I wonder if Ron would consider coming back to radio now that the great book is done.


I just listened to that. KS, PB&J, chux (RLR,barf,barff) - do you hear yourselves? Queen? Bastard? Dori is small potatoes to this guy. This is what the right listens to? What arrogant know-nothings. When will all these brains-in-their-biceps old white men finally die off?

Progressive Blog Junkie

I have to agree Joanie, Ron did a good job of deflecting the insults from Webb. I posted just as much on another blog a month ago when this first happened. I cant believe it is being re-hashed now over here.

Mike D

"Ted" is a masculine impersonator.


Michael is frequently referred to as Ron Jr's half brother. That is not correct. They are step brothers, cue to the fact that Michael was adopted.

Radio Queen

Jeez, Joanie...do you hear yourself? Put your damn paintbrush down long enough to consider that not all conservatives condone that kind of crap. It's radio at its worst. It's also old news, as PBJ pointed out. Hood keeps holding out old, rotten bait and you keep grabbing at it like a mad dog.

South King County

Well said, RQ. Joanie and the rest of the shills of the left love to paint the right with a broad brush just because there's one guy like Webb who acts like an a-hole.

The underlying issue of angst by the left is the threat they perceive of the powerful unions being diminished in power (for the good of the nation). Seems like the Democratics have become the party of NO. They want status quo and don't want to cut spending at the Federal level either. They have played favorites for way too long.

It's time for a real change, not that hopey, changey bilge that was bought into back in 2008 that helped President Zero get elected.

South King County

The left has played favorites for way to long with the goal of transforming the USA into a welfare state - a la France. A majority of Americans do not want this. The GOP also plays favorites - with certain larger corporations and the subsidies need to be cut.

I agree with David Brooks' op-ed in the NYT, who said, it there is to be austerity, to do it correctly - it needs to impact everyone - no playing favorites.


Yes, Wall Street and Kock Bros should be included in austerity.


Joanie and the rest of the shills of the left...

No partisanship here. No "paintbrush" here. Idiots. All of you.

The GOP also plays favorites - with certain larger corporations and the subsidies need to be cut.

We agree.

Let those tax cuts expire! Oh, it's too late . . . Too late, SKC. Sorry.

Wonder how much RV salesman get paid these days?

Oh, Queen, just when you think you've made a relevant comment, someone on your side comes along and blows it over. Too bad.

Radio Queen

@Joanie, loved your "Idiots. All of you." response. You never fail to prove my points.

Progessive Blog Junkie

Coiler, for the love of all things that are good on Blatherwatch, answer Joanie's question already. My god, her constant nagging of how much you make is getting irritating. Answer her please. PLEASE.


If the shoe fits . . . glad you liked it, Queen.

PB&J, where joanie leads, you follow . . . You haven't earned your stripes yet; otherwise, you'd know. Why do you show your ignorance so? Trying hard to fit in? Must be so.

Progressive Blog Junkie

Alright, finally. I am glad now you see me as no threat to your status as the "ALPHA" here on Blatherwatch. Now that we got that hurdle out of the way, whats with the riddle and rhymes?

"...You haven't earned your stripes yet; otherwise, you'd know.

...Why do you show your ignorance so?

...Trying hard to fit in? Must be so."

Mike D

"Joanie and the rest of the shills of the left love to paint the right with a broad brush just because there's one guy like Webb who acts like an a-hole. "

One guy.


Ha ha ha ha aha

Hey South King County, name one example of how the wealthy/corporate class are "sharing the pain" with the rest of us.


Anybody have a link to the interview that works, or know how to make this one work?


It works for me, Bob. Here's the address: http://a1135.g.akamai.net/f/1135/23391/1h/cchannel.download.akamai.com/23391/1139/richmedia/Ron_Reagan.mp3?utm_source=Subscribers&utm_campaign=8761b48d8a-News_Talk_Edge_02_24_2011&utm_medium=email

Hope you get it.


Nope, just get a blank screen, no error message. Guess it's incompatible with whatever software it requires function, and my system. Has anyone found it posted elsewhere?

Mike D

Try this link:



I used to work at the Eastlake building when Ron Reagan was there and I'd be hard-pressed to meet a nicer person. He is shockingly modest, considering who he is...unlike some of the blowhard, self-satisfied children in that building. He is kind, funny and tougher than he looks. Most of all, he is an intelligent, thoughtful GROWN MAN unlike many of the radio types with which he has to contend. And if Ted thinks "ballerina" is an insult, he ought to try ballet, it's freaking hard work...furthermore, I'd take Baryshnikov over "Ted" any day! I'm guessing Ted has a beer gut the size of Alaska and certainly the intellect of a gnat.

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