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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August 21, 2011


Fire Luke Burbank.com

Get your facts straight. Hood. Lieberman is not a Republican. He is a Democrat who is Independent because he got kicked out of his party because he has too much common sense and loves his country too much.


DINO Lieberman has been photographed kissing John McCain while they grab each others' asses. He didnt get kicked out, he left on his own.


A rose by any other name is still a rose.

And a right-wing conservative by any other name (Democrat) is still a right-wing conservative.

Glenn Beck. How does any supposedly intelligent head of state get involved with such an imbecile? When will we return to normal politics and normal politicians?


You know, I'm going out on a limb and suggesting that Huntsman might be the Republican candidate. If Republicans are smart enough to overcome the tea party which seems to be diminishing a bit.

I did hear a consultant frame the process on the right which would result in a Perry win but wiser heads may prevail and if they do, I believe it will be Huntsman.

I don't think like a Republican so who knows. But my liberal old self thinks he's the best candidate on the right if they want to win.


Huntsman has a better chance to be the Democratic party candidate than the Repubican party candidate - in other words - No chance !

He would be weak vs. Obama as he would be liberal lite vs. pompous liberal progressive. Keep thinking Huntsman would be the strongest candidate - if that's what helps you sleep at night. You were Wily coyote out on the limb and just sawed yourself off.

Dr. McCormick

The erpubs knwo they need a guy with at least a touch of the thug and a lot of swagger to go up against a guy who is nothing but swagger and a "thug attitude". They won't go the nice guy route this time like they did with "nice guy " John McCain. Perry is the only guy that fills the bill.


I would agree about the thug part, but am not sure Perry is the guy - he has not been vetted enough yet. A lot of what the media is saying about him are distortions but that won't stop them. The best guy would be Christie, but he is not running this time.

His quote about the Fed being treacherous or even treasonous was out of context - they purposely left out the beginning where he said; "In Texas, (which is not the rest of the country). If the whole quote was shown, it would not have had the desired effect of making him seem like a crazed extremist. Checked this out on You Tube.


In the end, it will come down to whether the DC/NY elites who've always run the Republican Party or the Tea Party activists with the votes will control the nomination. The political and moneyed elites don't want bombthrowers like Perry or Bachmann. In the past, they've always controlled the process - it's how nonentities like Dole got nominated - and they'd prefer someone like Romney or Huntsman. But I just can't see the Republican electorate right now going for a former Obama ambassador or the author of the state program that inspired ObamaCare.

One little-noticed factor is that as with the Dems in 2008, the R's this year have gone to a proportional allocation of delegates, rather than winner-take-all, in many of their primaries. Like with Obama/Clinton, this will have the effect of dragging out the primary season and strengthening the role of the party leadership in deciding the eventual nominee. So I wouldn't rule out the idea that the Powers-That-Be maneuver to nominate someone like Huntsman that the Republican base hates. But I wouldn't bet on it. I think the elites have lost control of the party, only they don't know it yet.

Puget Sound Blathers

Rick Perry on Ben Bernanke.

"If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I dunno what y'all would do to him in Iowa but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas. Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treasonous in my opinion," Perry said when asked about his views on the Federal Reserve.'

I have to admit that comments like the above about how folks in Texas would treat someone Perry calls 'almost treasonous' is scary.
I'm not one for 'code' but given what happened in Dallas to our President back in 63, I gotta admit I recoiled a bit.

Rick Perry is the Dem's wet dream come 2012. I hope the Repubs can do better than this.


I see your blog still uses words like douchebag and refers to GB's double chin. NO wonder 99% of the comments are trash. You only draw interest from the bottom of the barrel. Still I support your freedom of speech. It makes the rest of us look much smarter.

KS blathers for the halibut

The question that the GOP has to figure out - Who is the strongest candidate who will energize the hellbound (ROFL) Tea Party ? If Romney did, he would be the one, but he does not - not sure that will change.

If Perry doesn't tone it down and communicate more succinctly - he will not get support from independents. Before he entered, I figured he could be like Fred Thompson or he could be like Ronald Reagan. Of course, the State run media will try and paint him as a kook by using the Media Matters MO and taking what he says out of context. However, for his own benefit, he needs to be careful about how he communicates.

One thing already known, if Obama dishes it out and trash talks him, he will fire back - like Herman Cain (who has little chance) and more so than Romney would - when the White House paints him as weird.

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