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    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
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  • The Moderate Voice
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  • 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
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February 14, 2011



So Republicans are hard at work on a bill to banish something that's already been banished. I thought after the rape-redefining abortion bill they'd want to take a break.


I'm remembering Archie Bunker's famous editorial comments and The Credibility Gap's Editorial reply. For the record, it is still a Great Gift Idea, and Mr. DeLumbra is still brain damaged.


Aggressive stupidity continues.

Kind of like a reading teacher who has a classroom library of nothing but comic books. We need the Fairness Doctrine because it makes us smarter.

But half the country prefers stupid. Go figure.


Another bill solely for the purpose of posturing, with zero chance of becoming law. This is what happens when you have a party that seems, as a whole, more interested in scoring points than governing. When they get a chance to govern, you don't get conservative governance; you get a train wreck, because most of the grown-ups who understand stewardship and responsibility to the whole have been drummed out of the modern Republican Party.

Right Leaning and Right

I see it the same as if you are a middle aged white guy driving from Long Beach to downtown Los Angeles on South Alameda, passing through Compton, Willowbrook, Watts, Vernon, etc. You don't leave in the trunk. It is kept on the seat next to you, with one in the chamber just in case.
You never drop your guard or the crooks will take advantage.


Walden who also owned radio stations in Hood River, was the first member of Congress to contract H1N1 swine flu. Maybe he needs more rest.

Radio Queen

Not so fast...there's more than what Michael Hood's telling us. Seems the 3rd highest ranking democrat in the US House of Representatives, James Clyburn, first called for a reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine last month as a result of the recent Tucson shooting. Here's the link for those who always want a source...
Hmmm...Hood didn't state one source in his article...Perhaps we should hold him to the same standards we do our fellow bloggers before we jump on the Hood bandwagon.

On a similar note (from a previous thread), Hood's headline read, "40% of Republicans: Obama is a Muslim." After researching it, I found that the 40% figure actually came from a Frank Luntz poll (embedded within Hood's video post) of 25 members of the Iowa Republican Caucus--10 of them believe Obama is a Muslim. Hardly a representative sample from which to make a headline, Hood.
Here's an interesting comparison of 2 polls on this issue (Time & Pew) that illustrate why polls are only as good as the folks who develop them.

Just more examples of why we all need to be more careful before we leap to opinions and judgments.

The Anti-Dori

I thought the thread showed a Congressman failing to apprise his constituent of his false beliefs. You can nit-pick, RQ, but you can't change what you saw.


Just because Clyburn shot off his mouth about it egged on the GOP to vote to kill the Fairness Doctrine. Yeah, it's posturing. The leftists in Congress and currently inhabiting the White House cannot be trusted any more than Osama bin Laden or the islamist clerics. Draw your own conclusions - it pains me to say that - not a new revelation. The Bush WH wasn't much better as they were less ruthless, IMO.

The prez could always sign an exec order to invoke it, if he felt like it. Wasn't it eliminated by an exec. order signed by Reagan ?


Dead is dead.


Dead is dead as long as the right is so aggressively stupid and the left so aggressively timid.

so now we're comparing the left to Osama Bin Laden, KS? There's just no inbetween with you, is there?


Just telling it like it is. You would agree with the similarities between Osama bin Laden and the Bush White House as would have many of your cohorts (i.e. Sparky, Rhino, Coils, et.al.) level of trust - right ?

It cuts both ways - this WH is every bit as dishonest and deceitful as the last one (more so, IMO). I was not equating their suicide bombing potential with the White House - think you might have been reading that into it.


You are klueless about how it is.

woody held

"So I don't see it [the Pence bill] coming to the floor," Pelosi said.

"Do you personally support revival of the ‘Fairness Doctrine?'" I asked.

"Yes," the speaker replied, without hesitation.

Also on record in support: Reid, Feinstein, Schumer, and Durbin, So which is it? Were Dems lying then, or are they lying now?

Right Leaning and Right

They are always lying. Bitches!!!


Different name, same game. Grow up.


after you grow up, which is when pigs fly. You take delight in being a snot doncha ?

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