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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January 17, 2013


Broken One

Fringe is the "no gun" left, and the "militia men" right. I am far more in the middle than any of you. And "fall back, reorganize & attack" .. maybe when a "Sgt Pussy" here is in charge. Find cover & fight for your life and the lives of your fellow soldiers is more like it. My brother was wounded in Iraq. He didn't have any chance to fall back when his convoy was attacked. He kicked ass and saved another man's life by hauling him to safety under fire. I am lucky my brother is alive today. There is a huge difference between what the military & police do, and running away as TS suggests. Charging only works in video games and movies.

TS ignores my point about teachers being in the line of fire, and also avoids military because he knows they are paid too little. My arguments make absolute sense, you're just afraid of guns because you believe that everyone will kill you with one. Sorry, you're wrong again. You've probably passed thousands upon thousands of concealed weapons on law abiding citizens and you have never even known it, because there was never an issue. If guns were so dangerous in the right hands, you'd be dead by now.. but they aren't and you aren't.

Yes, accidents happen. But so do car accidents on the road, knife accidents in the kitchen, etc. Gun accidents are far more rare, because the vast majority of gun owners know how to respect a firearm.

TS, Andrew, Sgt. Rock, et all. You keep arguing a mute point. It is a waste of time, and I'm going to stop writing about it. Assume you can't ban guns, assault weapons or high capacity magazines. What are your solutions then? You have offered nothing positive to this conversation as of yet. Let's see if you can pony up.


Breaking NEWS!!!
TS is not a he.

Broken One

LOL, I should have guessed. Andrew probably isn't either.


TS ignores my point about teachers being in the line of fire,

I am a teacher. And as for being in the line of fire, we all may be in the line of fire one day and when we least expect it.

I've responded to everything you've put out there. Your tirades are becoming longer, redundant and less interesting. I'm out.


"Tirades" You are a joke TS. Be out, dodge more questions. I ask you to provide some alternate solutions, get off this line of gun control and you have no interest in even trying to come up with anything! You're just like Andrew. Losers with a one track mind. Uninterested in any points of view but your own narrow minded thinking.

What do they say about teachers? Oh yeah, "Those who can't teach..."




President Obama was talking about you today, Broken. He said "name calling is no substitute for debate." Have you visitied Sound Politics? You would fit in perfectly there.


Yeah, I have been the only poster throwing insults in this forum. People can dish it out, but they can't take it.

I tried to get out of the hot-button part of this debate, and people just want to stick on the button. I ask, why? What is so wrong about discussing alternatives to no guns? What is wrong with talking about what else might have driven these people to become mass murderers? Nothing is wrong with it, except that it takes a brain. There, another insult. Obama ain't my mama!

Gentlemen Rouge

There is nothing at all wrong with regulating certain weapons, magazines or ammunition. It’s not the end of the world and it just may curtail the madness.


Because we all know the best way to put out a fire is to buy more matches.
And a can of gasoline.


Well with that logic, I guess we'd never be able to put out oil well fires. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_well_fire

How are you going to stop a criminal with a gun who is coming to kill your family Walt?

Gentlemen Rouge

This scenario occurs in the minds of fearful people.


Haha. Colbert did some funny bits last night on fear. The only ting we have to fear is fear itself and . . .

Very funny.


"ting" - s/b "thing" of course.

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