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 28, 2011



"Government is the problem"? Did everyone quickly forget what our current banking system did to the economy?

Progressive Blog Junkie

Karl Rove. The guy everyone Progressive would love to see in orange. Gitmo Orange that is.


Why is it that righties only quote a few words of the original speech:

In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. From time to time we've been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. Well, if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? All of us together, in and out of government, must bear the burden. The solutions we seek must be equitable, with no one group singled out to pay a higher price.

The entire speech is much more complex than this 12 word "sound bite".

The entire speech is much more complex than this 12 word "sound bite."

Even though Reagan was ridiculed by many in his time for being simplistic and overly ideological, his policies and rhetoric were both far too nuanced to survive in today's GOP. That's why this sound bite is endlessly (and approvingly) quoted by Rove, Nordquist, and their legions of fellow travelers without any of its original qualifiers or context.

Mike D

"All of us together, in and out of government, must bear the burden. The solutions we seek must be equitable, with no one group singled out to pay a higher price."

Any presidential candidate who said this today would be labeled an extreme leftist, completely unelectable.


Taking words out of context is fun.

"We the people" is clearly collectivist and possibly Marxism!

And what about those "form a more perfect union" thugs?

Shock, horror outrage!

Progressive Blog Junkie

Unelectable MikeD. Charles Rangel got elected for what? The 20th time.

Right Leaning and Right

Oh Mike D
The progressives would just add a couple of words to make it read something like "All of us together, in and out of government, must share the burden. The solutions we must seek will require that any body that has more or makes more than me must pay a higher price."

Rachel's Goiter

Karl Rove. The guy everyone Progressive would love to see in orange. Gitmo Orange that is.

Posted by: Progressive Blog Junkie | February 28, 2011 at 11:05 AM

And lucky for those Progressives, President Obama also broke that promise.

Rachel's Goiter --for all Flee Baggers!

Looks like that 'new tone' that Dems demanded only works one direction. Kind of that whole sparky fingers point out, never point back hypocrisy. Haven't heard any Dems or Progressives on this website condemn same.

"State Rep. Gordon Hintz, D Oshkosh, apologized to Rep. Michelle Litjens, R-Winneconne, for shouting out an obscenity that included the words “you’re dead” that Litjens and other witnesses heard in the chaotic scene after Republicans approved the bill.
Litjens said she accepted the apology, but has asked the Assembly leadership to discipline Hintz.
“Everyone was exhausted. We were on the floor 58 hours. (But) there is still no excuse for his comment,” Litjens said…
“After the vote to engross, he turns to a female conservative Republican, who is also from the Oshkosh area, looks at her and says, ‘You are f—ing dead,’” Sykes said. “He didn’t say ‘f—ing,’ he said the whole thing. He says to a female colleague, ‘You are f—ing dead.’”
That’s from radio host Charlie Sykes, allegedly relaying what he’d been told by GOP Rep. Michelle Litjens. How do we know she’s telling the truth? Well, without specifying as to why, Hintz apparently felt the need to apologize to her this afternoon"


hey thats good use a name that makes fun of rachel and democrats and then says everyone else is name calling?


sounds like someone we knew who left in a huff.

Rachels Goiter

sounds like someone we knew who left in a huff.

Posted by: Coiler | February 28, 2011 at 07:02 PM

Sorry Coilerque!!
I'm busy doing your momma right now. So why dontcha tell us why it's okay for Democrats to threaten people with bodily harm and pull the old take your ball and run home or in this case the skeddaling fleebagging instead of doing the peoples business.
which reminders me, i need to get back to doing your momma bizness before I kick her ass to the curb. BTW be a good son and pick her up around 2 am outside my crib.


no one group singled out to pay a higher price.

Yep. He became president to lower his own taxes. Which Ron said in that interview.

Why not? Dicken's England might be a nice place to visit in the USA one day. Why should anybody with even the paltry sum of a hundred million dollars be asked to pay more?

"Alms, lady? Alms for my baby, gentleman?" You people on the right have no imagination or vision. you have to learn the hard way.

Anybody else think there's a poster or two on here using several new names? Coilerque. All those cute little put downs sure remind me of the RV man and KS. Just sayin...

I guess people are embarrassed to post under their known IDs. Gotta make up some pretend friends.


these carefully crafted opinions and logical arguments from the repukes on this blog are truly heartwarming.

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