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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December 27, 2012



The Republican party is suffering from a malady known as being a 'non-event'. They just can't seem to make themselves useful and it's likely because of the 'good ol boy' syndrome which apparently prevents them from seeing the evolution before them. They're like the elderly who wont succumb to modern technology and learn about the internet and computers; they're stuck in the past.
Sadly (and I say this because of what I feel is the healthy-ness of at least a two-party system) they are melting like the proverbial warming snowman.
If they can hang on as a party until a generation passes, may be they can survive; but that is providing the new generation can re-define the party and gain the respect and hope of the American people. Do I think this might happen soon? Not in my life time, alas, if ever.
R.I.P GOP (you're not grand any more)

The Phoenix

We are in a temporary state of disarray. Many of us are still stunned to find how many stupid people there are in this country. It is difficult to find so many people buy in to the lies of the current administration or will tolerate a US Senate that can not put together a budget.
You people put full faith in Social Security yet Bernie Madoff was put in prison for doing the same thing the US government has done with all of that money.
The average households share of the national debt is higher than the average mortgage held by those same households. Yet you don't seem to give a shit. Most people would choke to find their credit card debt at $100,000.00 yet think nothing of their own households share being more.
We just need to wait a little longer. Eventually enough people pull their heads out of their butts and leave the dark side out of respect for the next 4 generations that we are butt reaming out of their futures to feed the greed of the current generation.

James Detwiler

The Phoenix writes, "Many of us are still stunned to find how many stupid people there are in this country..." Everyone else is frankly stunned that republicans had this much contempt for our country and its people. .

Nevet's ghost

McKinnon is a Republican consultant. Looking at the results of the election, he is clearly part of the problem.

Interesting that he did not bother to say what he would do - he is supposed to be a consultant and is showing he is incompetent. He is only out for the $$, the smarmy SOB.


Ridiculous post. "Former"says it all. Why is this any different than a "former" democrat who blast that party. Blatherwatch is by far the most biased blog I know.


McKinnon is wrong. As long as there are multinational corporations and a military industrial complex pouring more money into republican campaigns then democratic campaigns there will remain a republican party. It's the golden rule, folks, and it's written into our laws.

Broken One

I am a libertarian.

The quote: "Nothing on taxes. Nothing on gun control. Nothing on climate change. Nothing on gay marriage. Nothing on immigration reform (or an incremental, piece-by-piece approach, which will result in nothing)."

Could be re-written as: "Pro low-taxes. Pro gun rights. Pro business. Pro same sex marriage." So in my opinion, this guy is just a nay sayer himself.

The question becomes, why can't republicans move more to the center and start dominating the country?

IMO, the problem is that republicans are too religious. But they had better wake up and realize that if they can't stop pushing their morals down everyone's throats then the republican party is split like an apple on Fruit Ninja.

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