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 08, 2012



So sorry to hear this news, Michael. Makes our political battles seem insignificant at best. My condolences to you and yours. Peace to you all.


I’m very saddened of Stephanie’s passing. I offer my condolences. She sounds like a very well lived lady.


Condolences Michael


Peace to you Michael.


I rarely leave comments on this blog, but BlatherWatch is one of a very small handful of websites I visit on a daily basis. It's probably cliche to say this, but I feel like I've gotten to know you, Michael, even though we've never met. You've always been very generous in sharing your life with your readers, and I think many of us share in your grief now.

I never had the privilege of meeting Stephanie either, but she had a rather profound effect on my life. Her posts on your BlatherMangia site were my first exposure to the world of "foodies", which has become a great passion of mine. I very much enjoyed Stephanie's writings. As I've continued to learn about all things culinary, I've reread some of her articles and have developed a real appreciation of her tastes and views. I didn't have to know her personally to know what a special person she was. She will be missed.


It's inadequate, but I'll add my condolences. Know that you have a community of support here, Bla'M.

And take your time dealing with this. We'll still be here.


I know she felt loved when she passed, and what more can we ask for?

So sad for your loss.


Mara, Luca, and I send our thoughts and prayers. We love you Michael!

Puget Sound Blathers

Oh Michael,
She has such a wonderful smile and eyes that tell you that she can spot the baloney. I can see why you were attracted to this fine lady.
May she rest in peace but never be forgotten.

N in Seattle

Oh Michael, I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. I was hoping against hope that your recently-announced light blogging didn't presage this turn.

My deepest condolences on Stephanie's passing.

Do let me know of your plans for the memorial event.

Rich Johnson

My condolences and hope for better tomorrows. It's not an easy climb, but it can be done.

Mike Barer

My deepest condolences, Michael.


Very sorry to read of your loss, Michael, and I'm sending my condolences.


My sincere condolences for your loss Michael.

David Tatelman

I am so sorry to hear this, Michael. You took good care of her. Being able to die at home with your loved ones is a blessing that you made possible for her. My best wishes to you and your family.


Peace to you all, Michael, Pud' and Fremont...


She was blessed to have been with you and you with her for all these years. I am sorry to see of her have to leave such a loving man.
My warmest regards to you in your time of grief.


My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your dear Stephanie. It's a small thing, but my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

I wish I could hug you thru the computer. I've found the human touch can be a healing thing. I do hope you're getting many real hugs.


Sorry for your loss, my deepest condolences.


It's hard to find words that might be of comfort at a time of such heartbreaking grief, Michael, but please accept my sincere sympathy in the loss of Stephanie. I hope that memories of shared joy will lift your spirits and bring you some measure of comfort and solace.

Bill Taylor


I dearly hope that the memories of which you speak with such sparkle will continue to give you strength -- especially in the near-term, which is always hardest. Send you BOTH a smile, which I hope is something of a small emotional handkerchief for now.


As you grieve, Michael, know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of Stephanie.


I'm just a guy who loves your blog, but I'm very saddened to hear about your loss. Hang in there, and take care of yourself.


Peace and love to you and yours. Cherish your memories!


What a hard journey you've had the last years. I am so glad for the time you and Stephanie had together. She was a great person and you are a very good man.

Linnea Duff

Michael, I tried to leave a comment yesterday--not sure if I forgot to press post. I was a bit of a mess as I wrote it. Your Stephanie meant a good deal to me and I am so very sorry that she is no longer with us. I do know she cherished her time with you.


Priscilla Long

Oh Michael, I am so sorry. Love to you from all of us at HistoryLink.org. Priscilla

Danny O'Brien

My condolences Michael. Danny O'Brien


Love, Blessings and Condolences to you, April, and the rest of your family. I am so, so sorry for your loss.


Deepest condolences from a lurking reader. Wishing you much peace and support in the coming time.


My condolences for your loss Michael. She was a blessing and a kindred spirit. Cherish the memories and take your time in grieving. Peace and support to you and rest of your family.


I've been a silent admirer for years and must add my sincere condolences for your loss. You both have touched us all, with lots of love, mirth and common sense (and the occasional well-placed obscenity, of course...). So in the end, the love you take is equal to ... you know the rest, and you have given us plenty. Take good care of yourself now.

Chad Stanley

Condolences to you Michael. God's blessings to you and your extended family. I just lost my cousin to stomach cancer a month ago, at age 60.

As always, keep her in your heart. Her spirit lives on.


I'm sorry for your loss.




I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. I know Stephanie is at peace, and in time, may you and everyone who loved her, again feel peace...


My sincere condolences to you and your family on this loss.


Watch for hummingbirds, crows and moths...messengers of the kindest souls :)


My condolences to you. She sounds like a wonderful woman.

Green Mountain National

Condolence man, I wish you could make it up after she's gone.

Bill Wippel

Michael: I just now saw this post. My prayers are with you. Bill Wippel

Susan Howlett

Michael - I was Stephanie's teacher in the Fundraising Program, and I just learned from another student that we had lost Stephanie. I feel a little foolish, having just sent her another email last night, telling her I was thinking about her. Oh well, I imagine she knows. We thoroughly enjoyed her insight and her quiet humor in class. I'm so glad you got to go to Italy last fall. Take care of yourself. I'll be sending good energy your way. Susan

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