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  • Talker's Magazine
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  • 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
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  • Howie in Seattle
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  • 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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June 29, 2011



Interestingly, Ayn Rand herself received Social Security payments and Medicare benefits under the name of Ann O'Connor (her husband was Frank O'Connor).

She wrote in her book “The Virtue of Selfishness” that accepting any government controls is “delivering oneself into gradual enslavement.”

excessive moderate

I understand the misgivings of the middle to follow the far left, but it’s absolutely insane to follow the far right.


The Post-Dispatch seems to have created an urban myth - they seem as biased as the NY (Sl)Times. I'll have to consult Kevin Phillips' most recent writings for a more real view. Phillips is no fan of the Democratic Party either.


I am clearly not GOP by their standards.


We can't all ride bicycles, trains or buses to work, nor do most of us want to. While researching, inventing, developing and discovering new fuel and power sources, we still need to keep up with our existing power needs. We can not shut down industry while we seek new sources to power the world.
We don't need to gather up 11,000,000 illegal aliens. We just need to make it law to not be able to hire those people. If you fine business $500.00to say $1000.00 per day per illegal, those folks will find there way home. Gasp, that will open up a whole lot of entry level jobs for inner-city youth and suburban cracker kids as well. Bonus, crime reduction.
Two years unemployment pay is flat out stupid.
When the Founding Fathers wrote that guarantee, the government (both ours and the rest of the worlds) only had muskets and black powder cannons. If one day we need to stand a militia to defend or re-take our government, troops armed with .22 cal Roebucks and .38 Smith and Wesson six guns are not going to get the job done. We, or our children will need real fire power. It is a valid and responsible right.
Etc. Etc. Etc.......
I don't think that following the left in to tyranny and enslavement is the answer. To follow the likes of Nancy Pelosi,Barney Frank and their ilk is ignorance and stupidity and down right dangerous.
Those are the people that believe keeping laws secret from the people until they pass them is an honest way to do business.


Ordinary people are beginning to get angry at the pro-business political machine that's mostly represented by the Right. You have the poll that shows most people believe the bad economy was started before Obama took office (a point of fact really), and twice now I've heard people complaining about pro-business politics out loud at the grocery store (I had never heard anyone even mention politics before).

My guess is that people are willing to blame Obama for a lack of job creation, because jobs can come and go overnight, but they see their home values being decimated, a decade's worth of appreciation simply erased, and they're smart enough to know Obama had nothing to do with that. I think the extent of the damage is just starting to be known to the wider public.


chucks says I don't think that following the left in to tyranny and enslavement is the answer.

It's funny that you say that, because after a deregulated Wall Street managed to make my house lose much of it's value, with their fancy "credit deault swaps", despite the fact that I've been working away, making mortgage payment and mortgage payment, I feel kinda like I've been made into a slave by the "invisible hand of the free market". How am I not supposed to feel robbed? Fuck your free market. I want European style socialism.


Amen, St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Amen.


"tyranny and enslavement" - what a bobble-head.


Jack Danforth. The Senator who put forth Clarence Thomas' name for the Supreme Court. I liked Danforth but what a mistake!

Glory Hole

The stupid mick is a socialist. Socialism for 300 million people, many illegal and worthless. Nobody watches him.

shemar moore

Idaho Lawmaker Who Drunkenly Stole Car Gets Off With Misdemeanor

After he stole a Ford Excursion and drove it with a .15 blood alcohol content -- almost twice the legal limit -- John McGee was charged with felony grand theft and faced the prospect of a hefty jail sentence. The Republican state senator from Idaho, who had been mentioned as a possible congressional or gubernatorial candidate, seemed to have reached the end of his political career.

Or maybe not. On Friday morning, McGee reached a plea agreement that saw the felony charged dropped, leaving him with just a misdemeanor DUI.

The reason? "Senator McGee did not intend to drive drunk, and he did not intend to steal anybody's car," said his lawyer. "I think there are medical explanations for what occurred that night."

Late update: Here, via KTVB.com, are the details:

McGee's defense attorney said the senator was celebrating with friends after a day of golf when he fell. He injured his knee, hip, and suffered a concussion, which impaired his judgment. [...]

McGee is ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, with $250 of that suspended. His driver's license will be suspended for 180 days, but he can apply for restricted privileges after 30 days.

The senator paid restitution on the damages of the truck and has written a letter of apology."

the only thing medically wrong with him is he is insane. And Republican. But I repeat myself

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