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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April 07, 2011



He and Glenn can start their own network.

Kyle Mesherscmitt

Great News!! The formula to getting these right wing Kooks off the air is really simple-go after their sponsors.Just ask Glen Beck -Dori Monson must be shaking in his boots!!


you know, it works both ways...
i'm just saying.


Look, I'm sure the news of this Severin guy of great interest to talk radio fans in Boston, but this is "inside baseball" .... in other words, so uninteresting and so obscure to those of us in Seattle that posting about far-away radio nutbags is a waste of time. Perhaps the owner of Blatherwatch keeps track of every right-wingie radio personality in the country but the rest of us do not, so why bore us with a hiring or firing that has no impact on our lives whatsoever? (Beck's ouster, of course, is national news.)

Why not just stick to Seattle-area radio news.... in fact, why not expand your horizons a bit and discuss ALL comings-and-goings on the local scene, whether it be music jocks, sports radio personalities or your beloved 'talk radio?'

(Might just get a few more eyeballs to the website!)


no, i like hearing about creeps liek Severn, Michael, even if they are on the East coast. keep it up. There aen't enough newsmakers here to fill up the columns. yo ucan only feature Monson in a column so many times. Today he talked about his colonostomy for the second day in a row. As James Chan said, this guy has now been given permisision to go com[pletel unchecked for three tedious hours straight with no one to challenge him from the general public , via callers. Jake needs to grow a pair. It's embarrassing to hear Monson's poodle Jake humiliate himself, murmuring his timorous agreements with everything Dori says.

The Anti-Dori

I've notice that you post negatively the few times you've posted, Ben. Finding anything positive out there?


Attacking Planned Parenthood is SO worth military families not getting a paycheck, right?
Of course, the right doesn't tell you that Taxpayers are NOT paying for abortions. However, we ARE paying for creationist schooling at Liberty University to the tune of $500 MILLION.


Giving Planned Parrenthood money for health issues allows PP to divert money from womens health to killing babies. If we cut off their government money, they will still kill babies because that is what they do. They will just have to do it with private funding.
Although I do not agree with any funding for teaching creationism at Liberty, I would prefer teaching fiction and fantasy over ripping the life out of innocent children.
I am willing to push to defund both though. Neither is a valid function of federal government.


And when women can't get affordable birth control anymore, then you have set up a situation where more abortions are done. Yeah, that makes a lot of sense, chucks.

If you and the other righties want to fight over already legal medical procedures, have at it. But it shouldn't be what military paychecks hang on. Argue about it after the budget is passed.

Pricilla Queen of the Desert

If men were the one who got pregnant, the GOP would be insisting on abortions on demand, done in a drive through clinic that piped in ESPN radio.


Speaking of off topic. Is anybody else going to decorate Spring Spheres for the holliday?
LOL, freaking pergressives.


You are welcome to kill all of the babies that you want. I gave up on that years ago. Just do not ask me and others that absolutely dispise the procedure to fund it with our hard earned tax money.
I, and many others feel as strongly about your "already legal medical procedure" as we both feel about the formerly "legal" slavery laws and the formerly "legal" 3/5th of a man, and the formerly "legal" women can't vote, and the formerly "legal" don't beat your wife between 10:00PM and 6:00 AM laws, as well as many other formerly "legal" laws that we have grown out of because they were wrong.
I would be willing to do a great deal worse than screw with our military's pay (and you know how strongly I support them) if it can get that crap sefunded.
Pretty sure you and I will never come to agreement on this Sparky.
You just promise that if we can find a way to reduce your taxes by a couple hundred $ per year, you will send some of that to PP for cancer screening.



The Anti-Dori

How's that viagra working for you, Chuck? You don't mind funding the viagra for half the population and male congressmen? That's curious to me. Perhaps I'm wrong and you don't believe in including viagra in healthcare as well? I think I'd think more of you if you were to hold both sides equally accountable. What say you?


Anti-D, Chucks hasn't known a hard-earned dollar in his high-commission high-pollutin' life.

The Anti-Dori

Will you answer that, Chuck?


Yes, I do mind funding Viagra, for anybody. That is no more a function of government than paying for shoe shines.
Where do you come up with those stupid ideas?
Dominic, You know not of what you speak. You were not arround for the days of pumping gas and cleaning wind shields, the days of mopping floors, washing dishes, washing cars, grinding pieces of medal in to golf clubs, patrols in black and white Dodge Coronet and Plymouth Satalites chasing criminals in the middle of the night, driving tow trucks, repoing cars, driving trucks etc and many more.
So fuck you, you puke. I worked hard and finally learned a better way that is fun and brings joy to others.
Though, I wish I could have been a first grade teacher to. That would have been fun.


O'Donnell beaks down and does a Beck tonight. He broke down and cried.


O'Donnell, Planned Parenthood budget provides only 3% for abortions. Blast Sen. Kyle on misstatement. No mention that Obama signed executive order that no federal funds for Abortion to get his Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed. You cant make this stuff up.


Yes, I just watched it. He was reading a text from a woman who has to depend on the free care she gets from PP to monitor ongoing problems with cancerous lumps in her breasts. She has no health care, and this is how she is able to stay alive.
It saddens me that this is so unimportant to people who have bought the story the Right is using to distract and dodge the issues.
You're right chucks, we will never agree.


PBJ, perhaps some day you will learn to distinguish real emotion as shown by O'Donnell, and the kind like Glen emotes after squirting an irritant in his eyes.


Real emotion? That wasnt real emotion. Maybe 8 months ago i would have agreed with you there Sparky, but today that act by O'Donnell deserves an OSCAR.


The shutdown has been averted for a few days. But Republicans have targeted–programs like Head Start, WIC, and community health care centers ... an anti-woman, anti-child, anti-poor agenda, that, oh by the way, will cause a loss of 120,000 - 450,000 jobs. Way to show the Dems how to create jobs Mr. Speaker!


Obama breaks promise again. Will sign a continuing budget resolution.


What do you gain if Obama fails?


Obama will sign budget next week that will cut almost 500,000 jobs and lots of funding for children and womens health care. Why? He thinks it will help him win in 2012 by showing the Joanies and Sparkys of the country that he can make the big cuts.

Oh, and pity that he had to put off another golf game in Indiana. Not guts. No Progressives.


He thinks it will help him win in 2012 by showing the Joanies and Sparkys of the country that he can make the big cuts.

I don't talk to you because of comments like this. This makes no sense. What's the point of him showing us anything? Do you really think he's trying to win chuck's vote?

Chux just listed a bunch of jobs that teenagers used to do. Why do you force us to treat you like an idiot, chux. I don't really enjoy it. Why do you think a list like that means anything at all? It insults the intelligence of intelligent people.


I do respect the police office one but how long did you stick with that? A definite measure of hazard but not in and of itself a particularly hard job. Remember, I worked with police officers for many years. Kind of an autocratic bunch of guys. And they talked about people the way you talk about people.


For you Joanie

Kiss My Country Ass - Blake Shelton - Blake Shelton Videos

C'mon Joanie. Obama said it himself. Its historic. Just like his election as President was. He isnt after Chuxs vote, he is after yours. Any fool can see that.

That video is from my brother, god rest his soul. I hope you liked it.


And we both know joanie, the reason you dont talk to me is because you know i am smarter than you and can beat you at your own game.


Community columnist
Posted Mar 23, 2011 @ 04:40 AM
Holland, MI —

Are you an American employee? If so, today’s column will likely offend you. If you’d rather not be offended, read no further. If you continue and then complain, I’m sorry, but that simply proves you’re, well, stupid. But then again, stupidity plays a large role in today’s topic.

Still reading? OK. You’ve had fair warning.

So you’re an American employee. Maybe you make car parts. Maybe you’re an engineer or designer. Maybe you’re an accountant, store clerk or tradesman. Whatever you do, you’re probably stupid or lazy. Yes, I wrote it, and I mean it. You are either stupid or lazy. Maybe both.

Now, I’m not referring to your work ethic or job performance. No, most of you are competent and devoted to your profession or vocation. I’m addressing the way you view economics and employment. I’m challenging your gumption to advocate for yourself and your fellow Americans. Here’s what I mean.

Remember the Reagan standard? Are you better off today than you were a decade ago? Two decades? Three? Unless you make more than $380,000 a year, the answer is no. In fact, your standard of living over the last quarter century has actually decreased while millionaires have added 30 percent to their net wealth. Why? Two reasons.

First, hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs went overseas while the politicians you elected did nothing to stop them. Yet you continue to elect leaders who offer nothing but tax cuts, as if that would stem the flow of disappearing jobs.

Did you demand your leaders address America’s trade imbalance or continuous outsourcing of jobs? Did you demand your leaders require foreign countries to buy a dollar’s worth of American goods for every dollar of goods they sell here?

No and no. You didn’t bother. You simply crossed your fingers and prayed, “I hope my job’s not next.” You made concessions to your employer and hoped that would stem the exodus of jobs, or at least yours. How’d that work for you?

Second, you bought into the myth that unions are the cause of America’s demise. You didn’t bother to learn America became a world power when union membership was at its peak. You didn’t bother to learn America became the envy of the world while 1 of every 3 Americans was a union member.

So, how are things going for you? How do your benefits compare to a quarter century ago? Are you paying a higher or lower percentage of your income for health insurance? Does your company offer a pension plan, or do you now fund your own 401(k)?

Maybe you’re thinking, “I’m not a union worker, so this doesn’t affect me.”

Stop being stupid. Union benefits provide a standard other companies have to match, or at least come close to. When those benefits are cut, yours are, too. Or do you think you operate in your own little employment vacuum?

To make matters worse, you’re again being played for a chump. The same puppets who did nothing while your standard of living decreased are now using the oldest gimmick in the book — jealousy — to continue their assault on American workers. Rather than protect Americans’ jobs, they deflect your attention through jealousy.

“Cut the pay of government workers,” they cry. “Increase their health premiums. Decrease their pensions. Break their unions. After all, you’ve suffered so they should suffer too.” And in your misery, you buy their argument while more jobs head oversees. Pretty stupid, eh?

If their antics weren’t so pathetic, if the consequences weren’t so dire, if they didn’t prey on your stupidity, and if you didn’t buy into their convoluted reasoning, this whole situation would be laughable. But of course it’s not.

I warned you I’d likely offend you, and I suspect I did. But once you overcome your anger, consider my analysis. Then, either wise up and do something about it, or resign yourself to a lower standard of living for the next decade.


click here for a picture of chux


Last one but best maybe:

Tax Cuts for the Rich on the Backs of the Middle Class; or, Paul Ryan Has Balls
April 5, 2011.

Paul Ryan, the Republican Party’s latest entrant in the seemingly endless series of young, prickish, over-coiffed, anal-retentive deficit Robespierres they’ve sent to the political center stage in the last decade or so, has come out with his new budget plan. All of these smug little jerks look alike to me – from Ralph Reed to Eric Cantor to Jeb Hensarling to Rand Paul and now to Ryan, they all look like overgrown kids who got nipple-twisted in the halls in high school, worked as Applebee’s shift managers in college, and are now taking revenge on the world as grownups by defunding hospice care and student loans and Sesame Street. They all look like they sleep with their ties on, and keep their feet in dress socks when doing their bi-monthly duty with their wives.

Every few years or so, the Republicans trot out one of these little whippersnappers, who offer proposals to hack away at the federal budget. Each successive whippersnapper inevitably tries, rhetorically, to out-mean the previous one, and their proposals are inevitably couched as the boldest and most ambitious deficit-reduction plans ever seen. Each time, we are told that these plans mark the end of the budgetary reign of terror long ago imposed by the entitlement system begun by FDR and furthered by LBJ.

Never mind that each time the Republicans actually come into power, federal deficit spending explodes and these whippersnappers somehow never get around to touching Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid. The key is that for the many years before that moment of truth, before these buffoons actually get a chance to put their money where their lipless little mouths are, they will stomp their feet and scream about how entitlements are bringing us to the edge of apocalypse.

There's more if you care to read it. Taibbi nails it.


PB&J: whatever :)


There is a little Glenn Beck in us all. First O'Donnell shedding tear now Joanie and her millionaires are controlling the world. Take the tin foil hat off Joanie. Take it off.


Glad you like the song.


Here is another.

Joanie Hussien for Obama

Disclaimer. I have no idea if Joanie looks that good. We can do the Obama thing and "HOPE" but look where that got us today.


Can't help myself. I found one more:
Ludicrous and Cruel
Published: April 7, 2011

Many commentators swooned earlier this week after House Republicans, led by the Budget Committee chairman, Paul Ryan, unveiled their budget proposals. They lavished praise on Mr. Ryan, asserting that his plan set a new standard of fiscal seriousness.

Well, they should have waited until people who know how to read budget numbers had a chance to study the proposal. For the G.O.P. plan turns out not to be serious at all. Instead, it’s simultaneously ridiculous and heartless.

How ridiculous is it? Let me count the ways — or rather a few of the ways, because there are more howlers in the plan than I can cover in one column.

First, Republicans have once again gone all in for voodoo economics — the claim, refuted by experience, that tax cuts pay for themselves.

Specifically, the Ryan proposal trumpets the results of an economic projection from the Heritage Foundation, which claims that the plan’s tax cuts would set off a gigantic boom. Indeed, the foundation initially predicted that the G.O.P. plan would bring the unemployment rate down to 2.8 percent — a number we haven’t achieved since the Korean War. After widespread jeering, the unemployment projection vanished from the Heritage Foundation’s Web site, but voodoo still permeates the rest of the analysis.

There's more to read if you care.


You didn't answer my question, PBJ. What do you get out of it if Obama fails?


More Beckistanism Joanie. Listen to this song and understand what being an American is all about.

Country Boy - Aaron Lewis - Aaron Lewis Videos


So why did my post get removed? You didnt like the song Joanie. You dont like country music so you get the big guy in the press box to remove it.

And what question are you refering to? I dont recall any question directed at me. If you want the RV man to answer, address him not me. Im sure he can do it himself.


Oh im sorry Sparky. I got so mad at my previous post being removed i didnt notice it was from you. Y'know Its not fair when someone here has an advantage in getting posts removed when they you dont like something. Unfair.

What do i get if Obama fails. Fails what? Fails in Iraq? Fails in Afghanistan? Fails in Libya? Fails getting a budget passed? Fails what is such a broad question narrow it down a little bit please.


Even O'Donnell agrees with me Joanie. He just called Obama's signing of the budget next week will be his "Proud Moment" for the month. A campaign commercial in the making if i ever seen one. And its not directed towards me or Chux. Its directed towards you Joanie. You Sparky. Its historic. And like anything historic, teachers have a hard time keeping it to themselves in front of little minds ready for Progressive brain washing.


You assume a lot, PBJ.


Not buying it Sparky.


Uh huh,,,well, knock yourself out.


Tonight, cuts totaled 38.5B. Cost of extending Bush tax cuts to the richest 2% over the next 10 years: 690B


police officer job- "not in itself a particularly hard job"- Joanus--- it's amusing to me that all th ejobs that Joanie could never succeed at or even last more than a feww days at ( police officer, stock trader, rv saleswoman, new homes real estate saleswoman, commission sales of anything) are, according to her " not particularly hard jobs"....if being a police officer is "not a particularly hard job" then teaching is simply a gravy train for lazyasses....... this is simply class snobbery from our resident snob........

Bevis Building Maintenance

hey that guy above me is making some real sense!


Ron and Don had a good topic on with Pierce County Sherrif's Ed Troyer, that will make all fans of justice sit up and feel all warm inside. It seems the little puke and coward with the Japanese name who was the triggerman in the Craig's List ring murder of the Pierce County family's patriarch, and the pistol whipper of the man's young boy, has screwed up majorly in only the first month of his 100 year sentence. Still in the Pierce County Jail awaitng his transfer to prison he managed to get into an altercation with the leader of the Serenios prison gang, and broke his jaw. The injured victim, and gangland leader, is refusing to cooperate, so that means the gang will deal with the turd on their own. We all know what kind of justice prison gangs dole out, not exactly "proportionate" to the original offense. This gang is in all the prisons up and down the western U.S. so wherever "Punky Brewster" goes, word of his arrival will precede him, going right into the ear of the resident Serenios leader. It's news like this that really warms the cockles of one's heart and gives you that "feel good glow" all week long.

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