PNW Topic Hotlist - Bringing Together Pacific NW Voices
Your Last Visit:  
Page Loaded:  
Current Time:  
 

Loading 

Last Updated: Dec 19, 20:23 PT (Next Update: 21:00 PT)

WASHINGTON

Transportation
Seattle Transit Blog
- Google Transit Requirements

[Dec 19, 19:00 PT]  [Image] Manifest Destiny has an interesting and technical post about the struggle to get WMATA (Washington, D.C.) transit data loaded into Google Transit. Basically, Metro wanted to make sure riders got fare information and so on, which they can do ...cont'd.

The Stranger Blog
- What's Up With Metro

[Dec 19, 16:51 PT]  [Image] Image via Seattle Transit Blog. I talked a little while ago with Metro General Manager Kevin Desmond, who called to let me know what happened with Metro's bus service today and what Metro's plans are for the next week. Although he took issue ...cont'd.

[Show all 22 blog entries]

[Collapse this topic]

OlyBlog
- Bread and Roses

[Dec 19, 16:00 PT]  Bread and Roses Homeless Advocacy Services The ice and snow has hit the homeless community hard this winter. There are not enough shelters for everyone. Some people are unable to access shelters because they lack valid identification. Small ...cont'd.

Seattlest
- Stalk of the Town

[Dec 19, 16:00 PT]  [Image] Audrey has plenty to do before leaving town on Monday: drop by Oddfellows, finish up ye olde X-Mas shopping, pack her bags, get a cheap-ass footrub, and eat sushi with a trucker. Katelyn will be making it a point to get to Charlie's on ...cont'd.

Seattlest
- Photos of Bus Hanging Over I-5

[Dec 19, 15:00 PT]  Today, two charter buses slid down icy, cobblestone East Thomas Street on Capitol Hill, across Melrose, and crashed through the guardrail, almost plummeting onto I-5. One bus made it several feet past the guardrail before coming to a stop. Buses ...cont'd.

The Stranger Blog
- The Most Forlorn Reindeer of All

[Dec 19, 14:46 PT]  Some soulless corporate giants—no doubt acting with the best of in tentions—can make Christmas so damn depressing. [Image] Um, that's a "giant Christmas cupcake," available now at QFC. While achieving the ideal ratio of cake to ...cont'd.

The Daily Weekly
- Where's the Outrage at Seattle's Snow Shutdown?

[Dec 19, 13:49 PT]  Hundred-car pileups on skatin g-rink roads, unsalted downtown sidewalks with people falling on their asses left and right, bridge closures stranding people at home, a sub-skeletal bus fleet w... Continue reading "Where's the Outrage at ...cont'd.

Seattlest
- There's A Bus Hanging Over I-5

[Dec 19, 13:18 PT]  It's a tour bus, not Metro, but there were 75-some people in two buses hanging over I-5 on Bellevue Street (Capitol Hill). Apparently they were all visiting from Moses Lake. How many times did we tell ya'll not to try to drive in these conditions?! ...cont'd.

The Stranger Blog
- The Bus Hanging Over I-5

[Dec 19, 12:49 PT]  Here are some current photos from someone who lives right by the scene: [Image] [Image] Photos by Ali Simmers [Image]

Seattle Transit Blog
- Hey Sound Transit: Better Process for Bad Weather, Please

[Dec 19, 12:31 PT]  I’ve been to work both yesterday and today, and while the buses have been running, there seems to have been very little information available about Sound Transit services. I understand the web site wasn’t in great shape because of all ...cont'd.

Seattle Transit Blog
- [Not] All Clear, For Now

[Dec 19, 12:23 PT]  The Metro website says there is "no Metro service that is being rerouted due to adverse weather conditions." Woo hoo! Community Transit has a few lingering re-routes. UPDATE 12:59 PM: We’re back to several dozen suspended routes. Was that a ...cont'd.

Seattlest
- Neighborhood News And Local Blog Roundup

[Dec 19, 09:30 PT]  [Image] "Snow!" by Seattlest Flickr Pool Contributor MrAaronMorris. Good luck to everyone out there trying to take the bussounds like you'll need it, and here is the Big Blog's photographic proof for why you should stay off the roads if at all ...cont'd.

Seattle Transit Blog
- Snow Day Web Surfing

[Dec 19, 06:27 PT]  UPDATE: Most people are probably at work, and the Metro and CT websites seem to have limped through the day, so we’ve stopped updating here. We may start an afternoon thread if the websites collapse then. * Because the various transit agency ...cont'd.

Seattle Transit Blog
- January Puget Passes Delayed

[Dec 19, 06:00 PT]  [Image] According to this King County website, there’s been a production problem with the run of January 2009 PugetPasses, so many customers may not receive their passes in the mail in time for next month. They are also not in stock at the ...cont'd.

The Daily Weekly
- Photos: Snow Day 2008

[Dec 18, 14:01 PT]  Reader Lee Wolfe took this photo at 5 a.m. in Maple Leaf. Watch a slideshow of pics from Dec. 18's snow day. And send us an email if you'd like to submit some of your own pics."Push harder!" Metro cr... Continue reading "Photos: Snow Day 2008" >

Olympia Time
Don't worry, Goldy doesn't remember Seattle in 1990

[Dec 18, 12:36 PT]  Hey, that's not the Great Lake out there, its the northern Pacific Ocean. Goldy's whining over the last couple of days about the no- snow-snow-closures in Seattle reminds me how odd it is for the state's most popular liberal blogger (can anyone tell ...cont'd.

The Daily Weekly
- Seattle Dept. of Transportation: Plowing While It's Still Snowing

[Dec 18, 12:25 PT]  Buses stuck on Columbia between 2nd and 3rd.Don't envy the folks at the Seattle Department of Transportation who are responsible for clearing the roads with just 24 sand/plow trucks--a justifiably mod... Continue reading "Seattle Dept. of ...cont'd.

Seattlest
- Can't Miss It: Snow Day

[Dec 18, 11:30 PT]  [Image] SNOW: So there's, um, snow. Everywhere. In substantial amounts. Our recommendation: take some time to enjoy. Slip on the old galoshes and wander to the local coffeeshop, which has a decent chance of being open, and order a hot cocoa or ...cont'd.

IdaBlue
- Of course

[Dec 17, 06:37 PT]  This is a bit amazing to me.Retiring U.S. Sen. Larry Craig came before a friendly audience Tuesday at the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce and received two standing ovations for his 28 years of work in Congress.Not one, but two standing ovations. ...cont'd.

NPI Advocate
Bid for first major University Link light rail contract beats Sound Transit estimate

[Dec 9, 18:51 PT]  More good news today from Sound Transit: The University Link light rail extension moved closer to construction today as six bids on the first major construction contract came in below cost estimates. Condon Johnson & Associates, Inc. is the apparent ...cont'd.

IdaBlue
- Belief and intent

[Dec 9, 16:19 PT]  So, Larry Craig issued a statement bemoaning the Minnesota Court of Appeals' vote to uphold his guilty plea. I disagree with their conclusion and remain steadfast in my belief that nothing criminal or improper occurred at the Minneapolis ...cont'd.

artistdogboy
- Licata Flip Flops And Now Supports Streetcar Expansion

[Dec 9, 09:35 PT]  Apparently Seattle City Councilmen Nick Licata had a epiphany Sunday night and decided to change his earlier position in opposition voting Monday to support the plan to expanded the Seattle streetcar network. The plan was past by the council on ...cont'd.

Budget
HorsesAss.org
- Send Josh to Oly? (Repost)

[Dec 19, 14:51 PT]  [NOTE: I'm not sure what happened, but the server burped and I lost this post, and all its comments. Strange. So please add your comments to the thread again.] With a budget battle brewing in what will be one of the most consequential legislative ...cont'd.

The Stranger Blog
- Sound Mental Health on Gregoire's Budget

[Dec 19, 14:02 PT]  Just off the phone with David Stone, the CEO of Sound Mental Health, who says this about the proposed budget: It's pretty short-sighted: A 42% reduction in Basic Health benefits, a 7.5% cut in non-Medicaid funding, a 3.2% cut in Medicaid funding, ...cont'd.

[Show all 12 blog entries]

[Collapse this topic]

Strange Bedfellows
State budget - the reaction:

[Dec 18, 12:52 PT]  Reaction is coming in from all quarters to Gov. Chris Gregoire's 2009-2011 budget which tackles a nearly $6 billion deficit by by cutting spending and suspending voter initiatives.

Seattlest
State Budget Released For 2009-2011

[Dec 18, 11:00 PT]  This morning, Gregoire released her proposal for the state's next three-year budget. The damage in terms of cuts is to the tune of $3.5 billion, the bulk of which is in Health and Human Services. Highlights from the budget can be found on the ...cont'd.

NPI Advocate
Governor Gregoire's budget is unacceptable

[Dec 18, 09:42 PT]  Governor Chris Gregoire is currently speaking live at a press conference in Olympia, announcing her 2009-2010 budget proposal, which doesn't look pretty. Regressive and uncreative are two words I'd use to describe this plan, which is mostly ...cont'd.

Strange Bedfellows
- Report: Budget targets kids' health

[Dec 17, 22:24 PT]  The AP's Curt Woodward has a scoop about Gov. Chris Gregoire's Thursday budget announcement:

Seattlest
Dems Discourage Sims From Running Again

[Dec 17, 12:00 PT]  King County Executive Ron Sims has been discouraged by Washington state Dems leader Dwight Pelz and others from seeking yet another term in 2009. According to the scoop in the Seattle Times, "Critics have pointed to an ongoing budget crisis and ...cont'd.

The View From The Left
Susan Bogni’s Application for Thurston County Commission District 3

[Dec 17, 06:34 PT]  Susan Bogni is the twelfth of thirteen candidates vying to replace Bob Macleod on the Thurston County Commission. She also happens to be his assistant. She’s called me, sent me info about herself, had supporters call me to ask for my support, ...cont'd.

Majority Rules Blog
Frank Chopp Speaks to King County Democrats LAC

[Dec 14, 22:05 PT]  Speaker of the House, Frank Chopp , was the guest speaker this afternoon at the King County Democrats Legislative Action Committee, meeting in South Seattle. Chopp emphasized that much of the 2009 Legislative session will be spent dealing with the ...cont'd.

The View From The Left
- Russ Lehman’s Application for Thurston County Commission District 3

[Dec 14, 21:06 PT]  Russ Lehman is the tenth candidate to submit an application for the appointment to Bob Macleod’s seat on the Thurston County Commission. Before we review Russ Lehman’s application, it is instructive to know a little bit about him. A ...cont'd.

The View From The Left
- Mary Moore’s Application for Thurston County Commission District 3

[Dec 14, 19:36 PT]  Mary Moore is candidate number eight who would like to replace Bob Macleod on the Thurston County Commission. Like the candidates before her, Mary submitted her reasons for why she is interested in the appointment. I believe that I have a rare ...cont'd.

WashBlog
Washington State's War on the Black Family

[Dec 12, 13:42 PT]  Quietly, but steadily and aggressively, Washington State has declared War on the Black Family. This war features soldiers with many different uniforms - police blues, judges robes, prosecutor pinstripes, legislators red ties and the everyman wear of ...cont'd.

NATIONAL

President-Elect Obama
OlsonOnline
- Arne Duncan's charter schools

[Dec 19, 16:48 PT]  Obama's Secretary of Education designate built his reputation in Chicago on the success of his so-called "turnaround schools." Turnaround schools are "low performing" schools (kids with lousy test scores) which are shut down and then replaced with ...cont'd.

The Stranger Blog
- Undermining the Institution of Marriage

[Dec 19, 15:54 PT]  Meanwhile in California... The sponsors of Proposition 8 asked the California Supreme Court on Friday to nullify the marriages of the estimated 18,000 same-sex couples who exchanged vows before voters approved the ballot initiative that outlawed gay ...cont'd.

[Show all 35 blog entries]

[Collapse this topic]

howieinseattle
- "Obama, Gays and the Radical Pragmatism of the Separately Equal" (excerpt)

[Dec 19, 15:24 PT]  Michael Scherer (TIME):The objections.are based on the idea that Obama is behaving like a hypocrite. "Obama also said [Thursday] that he is a 'fierce advocate for equality' for gays, which is ' given his opposition to equal marriage rights ' simply ...cont'd.

The Stranger Blog
- And The Band... Plays On?

[Dec 19, 14:55 PT]  Members of the Lesbian and Gay Band Association (I didn't know it existed until today, either) are apparently scheduled to march in the parade celebrating Barack Obama's inauguration. It will be the first time an openly-gay band has ever marched in ...cont'd.

Democracy for Vancouver
- stupid like a fox

[Dec 19, 14:07 PT]  [Image] Now Bush has become death, the destroyer of the middle class: President Bush announced $13.4 billion in emergency loans on Friday to prevent the collapse of General Motors and Chrysler, and another $4 billion available for the hobbled ...cont'd.

The Stranger Blog
- Christopher Hitchens on Rick Warren

[Dec 19, 12:58 PT]  From Slate: As Barack Obama is gradually learning, his job is to be the president of all Americans at all times. If he likes, he can oppose the idea of marriage for Americans who are homosexual. That's a policy question on which people may and will ...cont'd.

NPI Advocate
- Bush announces auto industry aid package

[Dec 19, 12:15 PT]  This morning, President Bush announced a $17.4 billion loan package to rescue failing American automakers. The plan will be paid for using TARP funds (Troubled Asset Relief Program, part of the original financial bailout), as Congressional Democrats ...cont'd.

Institute for Washington's Future
- Change Sparks Food and Ag Discussion

[Dec 19, 11:10 PT]  [Image] With the election of Barack Obama and the selection of a new Secretary of Agriculture, there has been an unusual amount of public discussion about food and agriculture. If we dare to say it, it's a teachable moment when people seem to be ...cont'd.

Preemptive Karma
- Completely disillusioned

[Dec 19, 10:08 PT]  After reading this AP piece about an investor who had for nine years been trying to alert SEC regulators to Bernard Madoff giant ponzi scheme, only to be ignored for nine years, I have zero trust in our regulatory system or political insitutions in ...cont'd.

howieinseattle
- "Re: Warren, what is Obama thinking?" (video)

[Dec 19, 07:27 PT]  .msnbcLinks {font-size:11px; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #999; margin-top: 5px; background: transparent; text-align: center; width: 425px;} .msnbcLinks a {te xt-decoration:none !important; border-bottom: 1px dotted #999 ...cont'd.

howieinseattle
- "The Denouement of Howard Dean?"

[Dec 19, 06:33 PT]  [Image] denouement; final revelation: a final part of a story or drama in which everything is made clear and no questions or surprises remain.Chris Cillizza:Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, the man regarded by many sharp political operatives as the ...cont'd.

RoguePundit
- Fighting for Our Share of the Debt Creation

[Dec 18, 23:37 PT]  The federal government is several trillion in debt, moststates are struggling financially, and many local governments are having to cut back. They, like many of the Americans they represent, have spent as if the good times will never stoprolling.And ...cont'd.

Seattle Transit Blog
- News Round-Up

[Dec 18, 22:40 PT]  [Image] With snowpocalypse upon us, it’s difficult to make time to post on all of these, so here’s a news round-up. The Beacon Hill Station construction is coming along, according to the Beacon Hill blog. Apparently the big blue wall ...cont'd.

HorsesAss.org
- Cha ngeSameOldShit.gov

[Dec 18, 22:30 PT]  At the top of the Obama Transition Team’s change.gov website is the following quote from the President-elect: "Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we ...cont'd.

morialekafa
- A stupid choice

[Dec 18, 22:08 PT]  German man found with 1200 uncaged parakeets in small feces and feather strewn apartment. Thanks Bubblehead. My eye surgery went well and is a great success. In fact, to me it borders on the miraculous. Having been terribly nearsighted all my life I ...cont'd.

Bruno and the Professor
- The Tea Leaves of Cabinet Appointments

[Dec 18, 21:55 PT]  Republican Rep. Ray LaHood is Obama’s choice for Transpo Secretary. Erica Barnett rounds up the reax here. Take John Ashcroft. When he was nominated for Attorney General back in 2001, the big concern was that he was a hard-right anti-choice ...cont'd.

NPI Advocate
- Barack Obama taps Oregon State's Dr. Jane Lubchenco to take over NOAA

[Dec 18, 21:46 PT]  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) one of the federal government's most important agencies, will soon be led by a renowned marine biologist who has worked at Oregon State University for three decades: Lubchenco, a ...cont'd.

Washington Outsiders
- rick warren...????

[Dec 18, 21:21 PT]  Obama explains his choice in a video in this piece Obama's Talking Points On Rick Warren December 18, 2008 11:13 AM he talks about having a discourse with those we disagree withi agree. however featuring this guy in the historic inaugural ceremony ...cont'd.

McCranium.org
- Rick Warren is a Jerk. Obama… not so much

[Dec 18, 19:17 PT]  While the hoopla in the GLBT community is pissed off about Saddleback (whoa dude) Church pastor Rick Warren giving the invocation at the Presidential Inauguration, I get the feeling this is, or should be, a non-starter. And I think Obama is correct ...cont'd.

Upper Left
- He's got a secret.

[Dec 18, 19:15 PT]  The President-elect... I think it is no secret that I am a fierce advocate for equality for gay and lesbian Americans. See, I've been paying attention, and I didn't know that. I figure that a "fierce advocate for equality" would support giving my ...cont'd.

howieinseattle
- "Could Obama's Pro-Marijuana Commerce Secretary Spell a Golden Era for Pot Reform?"

[Dec 18, 18:39 PT]  [Image] Scott Thill (AlterNet);Bill Richardson believes we need to "rethink and decriminalize" our cannabis laws. Now that he's in office, he has the chance to achieve it.-- December has been an interesting month for marijuana, or cannabis as it is ...cont'd.

Strange Bedfellows
- Warren responds to Obama inaugural flap

[Dec 18, 17:23 PT]  President-elect Barack Obama is taking a lot of flak from the left for selecting conservative pastor, Rick Warren, to deliver the inaugural address next month. Warren opposes gay marriage.

BlueOregon
- OSU Prof Lubchenco to head NOAA

[Dec 18, 17:12 PT]  From the Washington Post: President-elect Barack Obama has tapped Oregon State University professor Jane Lubchenco, one of the nation's most prominent marine biologists, to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Lubchenco, a ...cont'd.

BlueOregon
- Emerge Oregon: eliminating the gender gap in oregon politics

[Dec 18, 16:56 PT]  By Cyreena Boston of Portland, Oregon. Cyreena is a public policy and political consultant. In 2008, she ran for the Oregon Legislature and worked as the deputy political director for the Barack Obama Campaign for Change in Oregon. She is a board ...cont'd.

Loaded Orygun
- PDX's Rev. Currie Makes Nat'l Stink about Rick Warren @ Inaugural

[Dec 18, 16:11 PT]  I have to say I'm of several mixed feelings regarding Barack Obama's choice of Pastor Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at his Inaugural. The side of me that's horrified by the pasasge of Prop 8 and revulsed by people who support it, ...cont'd.

Bruno and the Professor
- No Labor Pains Here

[Dec 18, 16:09 PT]  The unions are stoked about Obama’s choice for Secretary of Labor, Rep. Hilda Solis. I’m still a bit disappointed that the Labor Secretary wasn’t rolled out with the rest of the "economic policy team" a few weeks ago, but maybe she ...cont'd.

OlsonOnline
- Obama's compromise

[Dec 18, 14:28 PT]  The consensus of opinion on Barack Obama's choice for Secretary of Education, Chicago's Arne Duncan, is that Duncan splits the difference between those who abhor No Child Left Behind and those who want to continue it's test-heavy school ...cont'd.

TeresaCentric
- Imagine No Religion (in Government)

[Dec 18, 13:05 PT]  The human being is a storytelling animal, or, actually the storytelling animal, the only creature on Earth that tells itself stories in order to understand what sort of creature it is." - Salman Rushdie Like Andrew Sullivan, I was grotesquely ...cont'd.

Low on the Hog
- Rick Warren's Fine; Vilsack and Salazar are the Problem

[Dec 18, 13:04 PT]  The only things we have to discuss these days are appointments, so they're getting all the attention. But the emphasis is backward. Obama selected Rick Warren to do the invocation at his inaguration and this has outraged righties more than cabinet ...cont'd.

PERRspectives Blog
- Barack Obama's Achilles Heel

[Dec 18, 11:48 PT]  Across the blogosphere, liberals in general and gay activists in particular are livid with Barack Obama's choice of evangelical profit merchant and notorious homophobe Pastor Rick Warren to offer the invocation at his swearing-in on January 20. But ...cont'd.

43rd State Blues
- Racist southern Idaho radio host Zeb Bell earns full-time blog scrutiny

[Dec 18, 11:23 PT]  [Image] Beginning today, two of Idaho top political websites begin a full-time chronicle of hate-speech as provided by racist radio scumbag Ronald G. Zebell, a.k.a Zeb Bell at station KBAR in Idaho's Magic Valley. The Mountain Goat Report and The ...cont'd.

HorsesAss.org
- Rick Warren is an Alien From Outer Space

[Dec 18, 11:02 PT]  This morning, President-Elect Barack Obama defended his decision to have Rick Warren deliver the invocation at the inauguration (video here): It is important for America to come together even though we may have disagreements on certain social ...cont'd.

Bruno and the Professor
- My respect for Obama as a shrewd politician grows daily

[Dec 18, 10:40 PT]  Talk about building bridges! President-elect Barack Obama on Thursday defended his choice of a popular evangelical minister to deliver the invocation at his inauguration, rejecting criticism that it slights gays.The selection of Pastor Rick Warren ...cont'd.

43rd State Blues
- Ain't Like Nuttin' You've Seen Yet

[Dec 18, 10:12 PT]  The reaction to the choice of Rick Warren to give the commemoration speech at the Obama inauguration appears to be one of the first big "buyer's remorse" moments since the election: ...it reflects (correctly, but lamentably) the imbalance of power. ...cont'd.

howieinseattle
- "Obama on Rick Warren: We Can Disagree Without Being Disagreeable" (video)

[Dec 18, 09:39 PT]  [YouTube Video] tpmtv. video (02:55). [Image] Barack Obama

Climate Change
The Stranger Blog
- More Snow

[Dec 19, 14:41 PT]  Slog reader Jane Cipra sends photos: I don't know if these photos are as alarming to you as they are to me, but Joshua Tree National Park, in the Mojave Desert, got more snow than you. Climate change is so exciting! You just never know what you're ...cont'd.

The Stranger Blog
- Black Death

[Dec 19, 12:18 PT]  The ghost of coal grows and grows [Image] If growth in carbon dioxide emissions is to be constrained and even reversed then the world cannot afford a coal renaissance, scientists have said. Some commentators have argued that falling reserves of oil ...cont'd.

[Show all 10 blog entries]

[Collapse this topic]

OlyBlog
- America According to James Kunstler: Economics of Peak Oil

[Dec 18, 22:41 PT]  [Image] Please take a few short minutes to think about the future, and in specific, how the politics and the economics of oil (and peak oil) will play out in terms of potential for a local economy. Serious and grievous (ongoing) harms have been ...cont'd.

The Daily Score
- Climate Change Economics

[Dec 17, 16:02 PT]  Alright, this website -- Climate Change Economics -- is basically my dream come true. (Sad, isn't it?) It's a growing collection of resources on, er, the economics of climate change, and specifically on climate policy. Even better, the site is ...cont'd.

The Grumpy Forester
- Strange Tales From My Life: A Truly Odd "Snow Day"

[Dec 15, 20:28 PT]  ...celebration reigned supreme in the Grumpy household today, although it was primarily focused on the high school sophomore who, I suspect, would drink his own bathwater rather than go to school (and we need not mention that in his presence, if you ...cont'd.

RoguePundit
- Random Nature #195

[Dec 14, 23:39 PT]  Unhealthy Buildings: Radon is a colorless, odorless, and radioactivegas which isproducedby the decay of other radioactive elements, like uranium and radium. Despite all the scary stories regarding second-hand smoke, exposure to radon is theleading ...cont'd.

WashBlog (Diaries)
- Dear Gov. Gregoire,

[Dec 13, 07:10 PT]  Governor, I know you probably don't read the public comments on the Seattle Times. I know you're trying to make the transition to a carbon tax easier on industry. And I voted for you and campaigned for you. I don't care. This is a stupid plan, ...cont'd.

RoguePundit
- Opposing Flights, Profiting from Fliers

[Dec 12, 20:44 PT]  It's often interesting to see who bankrolls radical activists. For instance, Ted Turner and Teresa Heinz Kerryhaveprovided generous funding toa number of radical environmental groups linked to Earth First! In the UK, folks have been digging into the ...cont'd.

RoguePundit
- Fighting Flights

[Dec 10, 19:24 PT]  Plane Stupid is a British anti-development groupwhose focus is opposition to aviation. Plane Stupid has no hierarchy or central leadership, but is instead made up of small 'affinity groups' who organise themselves. Inspired by networks like Earth ...cont'd.

WashBlog
- Reason's Greetings: Atheist Display in the Capitol

[Dec 9, 12:28 PT]  Bill O'Reilly is in heaven, because the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has given him a platform from which to launch his latest series of tirades about "The War on ChristmasTM." Alongside a manger scene and a holiday tree, the executive ...cont'd.

Blagojevich Scandal
The Stranger Blog
- Fighting Until the Last Breath (Also: Don't Hate)

[Dec 19, 12:47 PT]  Illinois Governor Ron Blagojevich: [Brightcove Video] This video, from Blagojevich's first post-arrest press conference, is pretty amazing. He quotes Kipling ("Don't give way to hating..."), he sounds like Nixon in moments, and he's every bit as ...cont'd.

EFFin' Unsound
- Was it a Good Question?

[Dec 17, 19:53 PT]  - post by Carl Ballard Jim Miller, Jim Miller, it’s been too long since I’ve made fun of one of your insane gang of fore postz. I hope only that I can make due with this half assed piece. Will It Hurt The Democrats? I give up! I did not ...cont'd.

[Show all 22 blog entries]

[Collapse this topic]

TeresaCentric
- Madoff and Blago: Poster Children for the America We Must Now Leave Behind

[Dec 17, 19:02 PT]  In the past week, the nation has been rocked by twin stories of pervasive, brazen and enduring corruption — both in government and on Wall Street. First, we learned that Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich had been trying to sell Barack ...cont'd.

howieinseattle
- "GRITtv Live at Noon: You Can't Make This Stuff Up" (video)

[Dec 17, 17:18 PT]  GRITtv, with video:Today on GRITtv guest host Lizz Winstead, co-creator of the Daily Show, speaks to Baratunde Thurston a writer for the Onion and Lee Papa, the Rude Pundit.--There's no denying that George W. Bush was good for satire. Nearly ...cont'd.

howieinseattle
- "Between Obama and the Press"

[Dec 17, 15:28 PT]  [Image] NY Times:ROBERT GIBBS'S HEADY WASHINGTON RISE was certified on a humid day in June when a procession of media and political fancies gathered in tribute to Tim Russert, the 'Meet the Press' host who died of a heart attack several days ...cont'd.

Upper Left
- Whew.

[Dec 16, 19:35 PT]  Looks like Jesse, Jr.'s gonna be OK. ...new information appears to support Jackson's claim that he was not involved in a scheme to buy a U.S. Senate seat. ABC7 has learned that since late last summer, the congressman has worked with federal ...cont'd.

howieinseattle
- "Obama Transition Answers First Web Press Conference"

[Dec 16, 06:39 PT]  [Image] Ari Melber (The Nation):In another Internet milestone, Barack Obama's transition team responded to some of the most pressing questions on Americans' minds on Monday evening, at least according to the twenty thousand citizens who participated ...cont'd.

NPI Advocate
- Impeachment proceedings against Blagojevich to begin

[Dec 15, 20:03 PT]  The Illinois House of Representatives voted unanimously, 113-0, today to begin impeachment proceedings against Rod Blagojevich, who defiantly clings to power. The Illinois House voted 113-0 today to begin impeachment proceedings against Gov. Rod ...cont'd.

howieinseattle
- "Stuff happens"

[Dec 15, 06:48 PT]  [Image] Frank Rich:ROD BLAGOJEVICH is the perfect holiday treat for a country fighting off depression. He gift-wraps the ugliness of corruption in the mirthful garb of farce. From a safe distance outside Illinois, it's hard not to laugh at the ...cont'd.

Uncommon Thought Journal
- Illinois Citizens Deserve Corrupt Government

[Dec 13, 05:17 PT]  By Joel Hirschhorn The current Illinois governor, Rod Blagojevich, recently charged with crimes by the federal government, just follows in the footsteps of previous convicted Illinois governors and a huge number of other Illinois officials convicted ...cont'd.

Upper Left
- From the "Willing accomplice" file.

[Dec 11, 21:07 PT]  After running RNC Chair Mike Duncan's efforts to smear President=elect Obama with an imaginary link to Blago at the top of a post, the Hotline Blog reports the 'known knowns' and wonders... ...Obama did note today that he hadn't had any ...cont'd.

Preemptive Karma
- Humanzee Organ Donors? I'd Rather Die.

[Dec 11, 13:14 PT]  Dr. Calum MacKellar, director of research at the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics, says he believes that unless a law is passed to prohibit the practice, scientists will soon be crossing humans with chimpanzees in an effort to humanize the ...cont'd.

The Political Game
- Of Blogs & Blowhards

[Dec 11, 01:23 PT]  The MountainGoat Report has a superb account of a recent inflammatory exchange on "Zeb at the Ranch," the radio show hosted out of shock jock Zeb Bell's home in Murtaugh, Idaho. A snippet of Zeb's continuing rant on same-sex marriage: Again ...cont'd.

Hominid Views
- Not the Chicago Way

[Dec 10, 23:52 PT]  Remember that scene in the Untouchables where Elliot Ness, having just been criticized by a Canadian Mountie for sticking a gun in a dead man’s mouth and shooting as a way to "entice" a prisoner to talk, replies: "Yeah? Well, you’re not ...cont'd.

Boise Guardian
- Positive Note On Illinois Politics

[Dec 10, 08:59 PT]  While the world is pointing fingers at a "tradition of corruption" in Illinois politics, the GUARDIAN takes a different SLANT on the news and offers a positive view–at least Illinois politicos get prosecuted for their misdeeds. The FBI ...cont'd.

morialekafa
- The magical "if"

[Dec 9, 22:32 PT]  'Butt bandit' gets 13 months for leaving greasy naked butt prints on store windows Illinois governor, Rod Blagojevich has apparently taken political corruption to a new low (or high?). As four of the past seven Illinois governors have ended up in ...cont'd.

Western Democrat
- Anti-corruption Day

[Dec 9, 19:38 PT]  The Chicago Tribune reports Gov. Rod Blagojevich's arrest Tuesday was surprising and the charges unexpected, but it's no shock that he's in legal trouble. The Chicago Democrat has faced allegations of misconduct and ethical violations almost since ...cont'd.

Democracy for Vancouver
- Pay to Play

[Dec 9, 15:27 PT]  [Image] Blagojevich That’s how it works in America. Want a Senate seat? What are you going to give me in return. He is just playing the game the way it’s played. Right? In the transcripts, on 3 November Mr Blagojevich said the seat was a ...cont'd.

PERRspectives Blog
- Bagging Blagojevich or How the Right Learned to Love Patrick Fitzgerald

[Dec 9, 12:31 PT]  News this morning that U.S. attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has indicted Democratic Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich predictably brought cheers from the conservative chattering classes. Blagojevich's arrest over the "pay for play" Senate seat vacated ...cont'd.

Politics Is A Blood Sport
- Chicago, Chicago that toddling town

[Dec 9, 12:04 PT]  [YouTube Video] From workers taking over factories, to President-Elects doing their transition thing, to newspapers declaring bankruptcy, to a governor getting arrested for trying to sell a US Senate seat, America turns its eyes to you, Chicago. ...cont'd.

NPI Advocate
- Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich arrested this morning on corruption charges

[Dec 9, 08:24 PT]  Following up on Ken's post earlier this morning... this is good news. Corrupt Democrats must be kicked out of our party and brought to justice: Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff John Harris were arrested today by FBI agents on federal ...cont'd.

NPI Advocate
- This week in corrupt Democratic elected officials

[Dec 9, 06:36 PT]  Earlier this week Congressman "Dollar Bill" William Jefferson (D-LA), he of the $90,000 dollars in his freezer, was defeated for re-election by a newcomer, Anh "Joseph" Cao, himself once a refugee from Saigon. Indicted U.S. Rep. William Jefferson ...cont'd.

Torture
The MountainGoat Report
- Zeb Bell: This Is Idiocy

[Dec 19, 11:47 PT]  The United States has led the world in adopting rules for its military forces which recognized that enemies are also human beings and that captured or detained people are entitled to retain their fundamental rights as humans regardless of their past ...cont'd.

howieinseattle
- "Rachel Maddow Show: Carl Levin on Torture Prosecutions" (video)

[Dec 18, 20:05 PT]  [YouTube Video] heathr456, video (05:09):Rachel Maddow asks Carl Levin whether or not there will be follow up and potentially indictments for the Bush administration's use of torture. Howie P.S: I think his answer is "maybe."

[Show all 7 blog entries]

[Collapse this topic]

The Grumpy Forester
- Excuse Me While I Feign Surprised Outrage

[Dec 18, 19:30 PT]  ...so Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has released a report that seriously calls into question whether Alberto Gonzalez (as White House Counsel) and Condoleezza Rice (as National Security ...cont'd.

Thunder Echo Blog
- We Americans need to reclaim our Honor

[Dec 17, 11:30 PT]  [Image] Dick Cheney has basically thumbed his nose at International Law, the Constitution of the United States, and most assumptions about how civilized people should treat each other. The LA Times reports that when asked about waterboarding, Cheney ...cont'd.

Democracy for Vancouver
- free the shoe-thrower

[Dec 15, 13:52 PT]  [Image] A surprise visit by US President George Bush to Iraq has been overshadowed by an incident in which two shoes were thrown at him during a news conference. An Iraqi journalist was wrestled to the floor by security guards after he called Mr ...cont'd.

Jesus' General
- Keeping Order Through Torture

[Dec 10, 21:03 PT]  The Red Guard of the Conservative Christian Cultural Revolution does not tolerate foul language in our America. Do not utter a profanity as you watch your father drown or the California Highway Patrol will beat and tase you. [YouTube Video] Jonathan ...cont'd.

Democracy for Vancouver
- human rights day

[Dec 10, 09:54 PT]  [Image] Let’s all hope that by next year’s Human Rights Day, Guantanamo is closed, and torture and warrantless eavesdropping are no longer S.O.P. for the U.S. Government. Because regardless of how Condi Rice might object, the U.S. is ...cont'd.

Health Care
Uncommon Thought Journal
- Access to Health Care Just Became a Crap Shoot

[Dec 19, 08:10 PT]  By Rowan Wolf One of the many parting shots of the Bush Administration is the "Conscience Rule" (127pgs) out of the Department of Health and Human Services. The rule allows any health care provider, employer, or employee, that receives federal...

Jesus' General
- Make my day, Elmer

[Dec 18, 21:04 PT]  Over the years, I've spent a lot of time visiting nursing homes to witness the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It's always a lot of fun because the residents are very receptive. I never get any back talk when I tell them they're going to burn in Hell. ...cont'd.

[Show all 7 blog entries]

[Collapse this topic]

seajane
- Caroline Kennedy is Qualified

[Dec 18, 14:40 PT]  I don't understand why a smart, educated, poised young woman who happens to be a Constitutional lawyer and has written 6 books on the Constitution and our Courts is being nagged with these questions of how she's qualified. What's wrong with these ...cont'd.

BlueOregon
- Merkley hires chief-of-staff, names other key posts

[Dec 18, 11:50 PT]  The Oregonian is reporting that Senator-elect Jeff Merkley has hired a chief of staff. Michael Zamore is the outgoing policy director for the DSCC, and was previously a senior policy advisor to Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D-RI). Zamore created the ...cont'd.

TeresaCentric
- Since When Does The Senate Need 60 Votes To Pass Legislation

[Dec 13, 17:29 PT]  The much anticipated auto bailout bill failed today on the Senate, by a vote of 52-35. By the way, that’s 52 IN FAVOR, and 35 opposed. This is also one of several major pieces of legislation over the past two years that has failed to pass the ...cont'd.

WashBlog (Diaries)
- The Wake Up Wal-Mart Holiday Campaign: Ad #2

[Dec 9, 11:43 PT]  This December, Wake Up Wal-Mart is going all out with our annual Holiday Campaign to awaken America's largest retailer to its responsibilities. Here is a peek at our second TV ad for 2008's holiday season: [YouTube Video] Titled Wal-Mart: America ...cont'd.

Eye on Olympia
- House names committee chairs: Linville gets Appropriations (with a new name)...

[Dateline Unknown]  Agriculture and Natural Resources: Brian Blake (Aberdeen)Audit Review and Oversight: Mark Miloscia (Federal Way)Capital Budget: Hans Dunshee ( Snohomish)Commerce and Labor: Steve Conway (Tacoma)Community and Economic Development and Trade: Phyllis ...cont'd.

Coleman vs. Franken
blatherWatch
- Minnesota senate: coleman leads by two votes; star tribune projects franken win

[Dec 19, 00:05 PT]  [Image] The AP reports this morning that Sen. Norm Coleman has seen his lead over Al Franken in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race dwindle to just two votes Thursday as a key court ruling put hundreds of improperly rejected ballots in play and ...cont'd.

BlueOregon
- Will Dems get to 59? A Franken/Coleman update

[Dec 18, 20:23 PT]  While the rest of the U.S. Senate prepares to go into session in January, Minnesota waits to find out who their Senator will be: Al Franken or Norm Coleman. If Franken wins, that brings the number of Democrats in the U.S. Senate to 59. Senate Guru ...cont'd.

[Show all 7 blog entries]

[Collapse this topic]

Persuasion, Perseverance, and Patience
- Waiting on the Franken/Coleman recount, Part 3

[Dec 18, 17:48 PT]  [Updated below.] The Al Franken/Norm Coleman recount in Minnesota is getting complicated, but the outlook is promising: Norm Coleman's apparent lead has been cut to a mere five votes at the close of business today, according to the running vote ...cont'd.

Hominid Views
- Is She Certifiably Insane Yet?

[Dec 17, 23:42 PT]  Ann Coulter, the supposed "Legal Affairs Correspondent" for Human Events writes: The day after the November election, Republican Sen. Norm Coleman had won his re-election to the U.S. Senate, beating challenger Al Franken by 725 votes. No, darling, ...cont'd.

Hominid Views
- Minnesota Senate Race Update

[Dec 16, 18:45 PT]  Three bits of news today regarding the Minnesota Senate race between Sen. Norm Coleman and Al Franken. The Minnesota State Supreme Court has, apparently, stopped the tabulation of the improperly rejected absentee ballots today. Apparently the ...cont'd.

Hominid Views
- Just Like Washington

[Dec 16, 00:02 PT]  The Star-Tribune compares the current Minnesota Senate race to the 2004 Washington state gubernatorial race. The article is spot-on in almost every way. And then they give a megaphone to former Washington State Republican Party Chair Chris Vance: ...cont'd.

blatherWatch
- Seattleites help al franken make gains in senate race

[Dec 15, 11:52 PT]  [Image] If successful, he'll be the first talk radio host in America elected to the US Senate -- also America's first (intentional) comedian in that exalted body. And it's starting to look better for him in the tight, hard-fought ...cont'd.

INTERNATIONAL

Financial Meltdown
HorsesAss.org
- The ever shrinking Olympia press corps

[Dec 19, 15:51 PT]  (NOTE–I see Goldy posted below about trying to raise scratch to send Josh to Olympia. I think that’s a fabulous idea.) The Advance, the relatively new blog of the state House Democrats, notes an Andrew Garber article lamenting the ...cont'd.

43rd State Blues
- IDP: Maintaining Funding Levels for Education During Tight Economic Times

[Dec 19, 15:41 PT]  Info to know from those fine folk at the Idaho Democratic Party: Op-ed: In lean times, our schools and colleges must maintain funding levels Keeping public education strong now will help Idaho survive the recession, build a better future By state ...cont'd.

[Show all 35 blog entries]

[Collapse this topic]

BlueOregon
- I ' New York . . . Economists

[Dec 19, 15:03 PT]  Sure, New York has brought us some Big Apple-sized stinkers of late, from the Wall Street derivative house of cards to the Bernard Madoff massive Ponzi scheme. But there's still some good that emanates from the Empire State, or at least from more ...cont'd.

BlueOregon
- Sink your teeth into this idea

[Dec 19, 12:33 PT]  [Image] "Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens," Thomas Jefferson I've often pondered the enormity of tackling climate change from the individual perspective. In most of America, it can be difficult to make the changes that are ...cont'd.

Seattlest
- Weekend America Will End at the End of January

[Dec 19, 11:50 PT]  Just in from the Twitterverse: American Public Media is pulling the plug on John Moe's public radio show Weekend America. Per Moe himself: "Weekend America is ending as of 1/31/09. It's a hell of a show with brilliant people. For reasons, see: ...cont'd.

The Daily Weekly
- Non-Snow News

[Dec 18, 15:17 PT]  Yes, there is snow falling outside. But still, government, taxes, and that economic storm we heard so much about until last night's "thundersnow" (does anyone else think the National Weather Service's... Continue reading "Non-Snow News" >

Democracy for Vancouver
- and the hits keep coming

[Dec 18, 13:06 PT]  Yesterday I woke up to hear that unemployment in Oregon has hit 8.1%, and that even before this recession workers in the state were losing ground in terms of real wages, despite the fact that Oregon has had the largest increase in worker ...cont'd.

The Daily Score
- Financing Retrofits for All, II

[Dec 17, 17:04 PT]  [Image] Last time, I described a non-profit bank's program for financing building energy retrofits, as a way to speed the green-collar recovery. Here, I describe two new, innovative approaches to financing efficiency upgrades in buildings'meter ...cont'd.

BlueOregon
- Build an Oregon That Works for Working Families

[Dec 17, 16:55 PT]  [Image] It used to be that economic growth and increased productivity translated into gains for ordinary working families, but no longer. During the economic expansion that preceded the current recession, most Oregon workers lost ground. That ...cont'd.

NPI Advocate
- Chrysler shuts down its assembly lines for at least a month, Ford extends idle time

[Dec 17, 15:33 PT]  Merry Christmas: Chrysler LLC, awaiting word on a federal bailout, said Wednesday it will idle all of its 30 plants for at least a month in an effort to bring output closer in line with plunging demand for new cars and trucks. The privately held ...cont'd.

Seattlest
- Economic Forecast: More Sharp Stick, Eye Poking

[Dec 17, 15:00 PT]  This morning we were down at the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce breakfast and regional economic forecast discussion, which opened with chair Tayloe Washburn being emotionally overcome while talking about how strapped food banks are for ...cont'd.

blatherWatch
- Fisher suits take voluntary pay cuts

[Dec 17, 14:13 PT]  [Image] Some argue that Fisher CEO Colleen Brown should no longer be employed at the wilted Seattle media company,(KVI, KOMO, KOMOTV) but today, she preemptively self-administered a 10%. pay cut. Brown got Senior Veep Rob Dunlop to do the same. A ...cont'd.

Oregon Media Insiders
- Fisher Comm. trims exec pay, other reductions

[Dec 17, 06:52 PT]  Inside Radio has word this morning of reductions at the Seattle-based KATU parent Fisher Communications: Quote: CEO Colleen Brown says aggressive steps have been taken at the radio-TV group to deal with the economic downturn. Payroll has been ...cont'd.

HinesSight
- Saving Salem through magical thinking

[Dec 16, 22:43 PT]  Depending on how the weather turns out tomorrow, my wife and I may be getting a We Saved Salem medal from the city fathers. Well, city mother -- since Janet Taylor is the mayor. Why? Because this afternoon we (actually, "me," since in our ...cont'd.

The Grumpy Forester
- Why Contraception Exists - Strange Baby Name Edition

[Dec 16, 20:00 PT]  ...it isn't a well-known fact amongst the pro-birth, anti-contraception crowd that one of the most important reasons for contraception isn't to help people who want to have sex from making babies. One of the most important reasons for contraception ...cont'd.

blatherWatch
- T-Man and shock radio: 'ho, ho, ho!'

[Dec 16, 14:39 PT]  [Image] He calls himself The T-Man, and claims the "T" is for "toilet" which is apt enough, but In reality he's Rob Tepper, 40, morning shock-blabber on KUBE FM  (m-f, 6-10a). Recently, he stirred up the poo by calling ...cont'd.

Boise Guardian
- End Of Year GUARDIAN Review

[Dec 16, 12:01 PT]  Believe it or not the GUARDIAN has been on line going on four years. As the year winds down we want to offer a refresher course in the "theme" we use to offer that different SLANT on the news. –We take credit for creating the words ...cont'd.

The Daily Score
- Financing Retrofits for All

[Dec 16, 10:58 PT]  [Image] In Retrofits for All, I described an ingenious plan for extending retrofits to whole neighborhoods of energy-wasting buildings. Today, I want to take another look at one piece of that puzzle: financing. Energy conservation loans sound ...cont'd.

RoguePundit
- Portland's Addiction to Coal

[Dec 15, 21:12 PT]  Oregon gets the vast majority of its electricity fromhydro (67.9%) and natural gas (22.4%). The state's onlycoal-fired power plant--a 585-megawatt PGE facility in Boar dman--servesmostly Portland and vicinity. The people who've outsourced their ...cont'd.

TeresaCentric
- If The President And Secretary Of Defense Authorize Torture

[Dec 15, 19:34 PT]  Congress should a) Immediately open a criminal investigation and open impeachment precedings. b) Debate how much money to give to General Motors. If you answered b), than you must be one of the 16% of Americans who approve of the job Congress is ...cont'd.

Orcinus
- Nazis in the military: 'I'm so proud of my kills'

[Dec 15, 09:18 PT]  [Image] [Shawn Stuart, Iraq War veteran, at a 2006 neo-Nazi rally in Olympia, WA.] -- by Dave Two years ago, the Southern Poverty Law Center ran a devastating report describing the infiltration of neo-Nazis into the ranks of the American military. ...cont'd.

TeresaCentric
- Gas Tax

[Dec 14, 22:58 PT]  Gas. Tax. Remember back when gas was expensive, and all of sudden green jobs and energy efficiency were all the rage. Well, now it’s cheap again. This is great for our foreign policy, since most of the regimes that we are concerned about ...cont'd.

The Grumpy Forester
- I've Got Yer White Christmas Right HERE!

[Dec 14, 19:01 PT]  ...it doesn't snow very often in Oregon's Willamette Valley, that broad flat band of lowlands between the Coast Range and the Cascades that is home to the majority of the state's population, including Portland, the state capital in Salem, and the ...cont'd.

Seattle Transit Blog
- Snow on Santa's Lights Tour

[Dec 14, 18:20 PT]  [Image] Hi, my name is Oran. You have probably seen my work featured on STB numerous times. I would like to thank Andrew for giving me the opportunity to do "media blogging" for STB. Basically, I will post a photo or design with a caption. Let us ...cont'd.

seajane
- Romney is (Still) a (Dangerous) Idiot

[Dec 14, 18:07 PT]  Former Governor Mitt Romney was on Meet the Press this morning. He again reaffirmed he's an idiot. He said: ... Right now, those companies (General Motors, Ford and Chrysler) suffer about a $2,000 per automobile cost disadvantage. Part of that is ...cont'd.

EFFin' Unsound
- Why is 'rational gun advocate' such an oxymoron?

[Dec 14, 11:25 PT]  - posted by demo kid While our resident nutjobs love war at any and all cost, libertarian Chicago School economics, erosion of inconvenient civil rights, limited government (until they need it of course), and so forth, the one right they really do ...cont'd.

Jesus' General
- From the White House to a Whites-Only House? George W. Bush Goes Home

[Dec 14, 04:30 PT]  [Image] Image Austin Cline Click for full-sized Image "Festung" is German for Fortress Everyone should have recognized that George W. Bush's "ranch" in Crawford, Texas, was just a prop ' window dressing to make him seem more folksy, down-to-earth, ...cont'd.

The Grumpy Forester
- When The Marshall Plan Is Run By Squirrel Monkeys

[Dec 13, 19:32 PT]  ...after the devastation of Europe during World War II, General George C. Marshall, who had been named Secretary of State by Harry Truman, gave a speech outlining a plan developed by some of his staffers at the State Department that would create ...cont'd.

Upper Left
- Quote of the day.

[Dec 13, 17:59 PT]  "I don't know what Sen. Vitter has against GM or the United Auto Workers or the entire domestic auto industry; whatever it is, whatever he thinks we've done, it's time for him to forgive us, just like Sen. Vitter has asked the citizens of Louisiana ...cont'd.

WashBlog (Diaries)
- Open Letter to Chad

[Dec 12, 23:29 PT]  He uses GMail, so there's no privacy pogo stick left to stand on! Popular Mechanics: Cyber Security We live in fun times Hey so WAMU was going under and so I found another bank. BECU seemed o.k. (and they don't show up on our PHYDAR) but they didn't ...cont'd.

NPI Advocate
- Hypocrites and sellouts

[Dec 12, 20:20 PT]  Following up on Andrew's earlier post, I'd like to echo Senator Barbara Boxer's sentiments and further explore the hypocrisy of Republican Senators from Southern states. You see, for the past eight years we've all heard the same old white men from ...cont'd.

artistdogboy
- It's Simple Stupid If Your In The Market For A Car Buy American

[Dec 12, 13:19 PT]  Or how to ruin your Southern Republican right to work State Senator's day and help autoworkers everywhere. The main problem with the auto industry crisis that's somewhat overlooked is that no one is selling cars. Not the big 3 or the many foreign ...cont'd.

Democracy for Vancouver
- dick tells the g.o.p. to stop being such dicks

[Dec 12, 09:22 PT]  [Image] 'The big question is what happens next, if the auto companies are still in business in January or March, whenever it happens to be, [there won't be] much fallout,' Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) told Politico. 'But if something ...cont'd.

The Daily Score
- Fuel's Regress

[Dec 12, 00:38 PT]  [Image] Dagnabbit! On the very next post after Eric gives you the good news on transit ridership holding steady, I have the bad fortune of bringing you the disappointing news. Via The New York Times, MasterCard tells us that US gas consumption went ...cont'd.

The Other Side
- Senate Republicans unite to ruin U.S. economy.

[Dec 11, 23:49 PT]  The auto bailout in the Senate failed tonight when, stunningly, republicans demanded deep pay cuts for autoworkers. While banks involved in the $700 billion dollar bailout are failing to lend and CEO pay remains exorbitantly high, republicans ...cont'd.

Iraq Occupation
The Political Game
- A German History Lesson

[Dec 18, 10:39 PT]  In a strange convergence of events, yesterday I had the privilege of listening to a former soldier tell his story of his service at Checkpoint Charlie, this on the same day as I heard that Zeb Bell, host of "Zeb at the Ranch" on KBAR radio, referred ...cont'd.

Upper Left
- What should happen to the Iraqi shoe-tosser?

[Dec 17, 18:29 PT]  Vote As an American, I was brought up to believe that insulting leaders, foreign and domestic, is a birthright, not a felony. Free Muntadhar al-Zeidi.

[Show all 19 blog entries]

[Collapse this topic]

Uncommon Thought Journal
- Dust-up between the New York Times and the White House masks willful ignorance

[Dec 17, 07:09 PT]  By Charles Knight - Co-director of Project on Defense Alternatives The recent dust-up between the New York Times and the White House over whether "faulty intelligence" caused the Bush government to invade Iraq only serves to perpetuate a misleading ...cont'd.

The Left Shue
- Dropping the Other Shoe

[Dec 16, 14:12 PT]  While most of the world has been focused on a pair of shoes something caught my ear that brought the whole incident into crystal clarity. It was during an ABC News interview conducted by reporter Martha Raddatz with George W. Bush shortly after the ...cont'd.

WashBlog
- So What?

[Dec 16, 14:06 PT]  [YouTube Video] In a just world the preceeding video would be introduced by Iraqi prosecutors at Bush's War Crimes Tribunal. Peace, Chad (The Left) Shue

Persuasion, Perseverance, and Patience
- The unforgiving minute

[Dec 16, 11:58 PT]  [Image] Given that having an Iraqi reporter's shoes thrown at him is probably the closest George W. Bush will ever come to answering for his crimes, I'd say he got off easy. Talk about voting with your feet. The day after 9/11, everyone was an ...cont'd.

PERRspectives Blog
- The "So What?" President

[Dec 16, 10:24 PT]  In a final effort to rehabilitate his irredeemably sullied reputation, President Bush made surprise visits this weekend to Iraq and Afghanistan. But far from being his valedictory tour as c ommander-in-chief, a 24 hour span only cemented his legacy ...cont'd.

howieinseattle
- "Iraq military questions Bush shoe protester"

[Dec 16, 08:42 PT]  [Image] Guardian UK:The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at George Bush has been beaten in custody, his brother said today. Muntadhar al-Zaidi suffered a broken hand, broken ribs and internal bleeding, as well as an eye injury, his older ...cont'd.

Uncommon Thought Journal
- Official History Spotlights Iraq Rebuilding Blunders

[Dec 15, 06:55 PT]  Republished from ProPublica. Authors: T. Christian Miller, ProPublica and James Glanz, The New York Times December 13, 2008 BAGHDAD -- An unpublished, 513-page federal history of the American-led reconstruction of Iraq depicts an effort crippled ...cont'd.

Jesus' General
- The "So What" Presidency

[Dec 14, 23:01 PT]  John Hinderaker Powerline [Image] Dear John, I know you felt as proud as I felt when you saw Martha Raddatz' interview Our Glorious Leader. It's always such a pleasure to witness the kind of thinking that made America what it is at this moment. ...cont'd.

artistdogboy
- Bush Karma Tour "This is a goodbye kiss, you dog"

[Dec 14, 21:10 PT]  It's proof of the utter disconnect on the part of one of the major cable networks when you hear CNN reporters like Don Lemon asking rhetorically, "how could such a thing like this happen, and why would someone want to do such a thing?" The truth may ...cont'd.

Jesus' General
- Our Leader didn't abandon the flag during the shoe onslaught

[Dec 14, 21:01 PT]  Scott Johnson Powerline Dear Mr. Johnson, I know your love for the Stars and Stripes rivals only the love you have for Our Glorious Leader. No doubt, you are torn between those two great loves because of the recent shoe incident in Iraq. A quick ...cont'd.

Bruno and the Professor
- Episode 370

[Dec 14, 20:43 PT]  Corruption in Illinois and Iraq, the auto bailout fails in the Senate, and finally, we look back on 2008. Links Mentioned: Iraq reconstruction snafus … Mitch Albom unleashes on Republican Senators … video of the shoe incident.

Preemptive Karma
- Deja vue: Perle -> Bush

[Dec 14, 18:47 PT]  [YouTube Video] It was deja vue of sorts for me as I watched this clip of Iraqi TV journalist Muthathar al Zaidi throwing both of his shoes at Bush. Nearly 4 years ago Carla and I were at a Howard Dean v. Richard Perle debate when someone in the ...cont'd.

Ratiocination
- Well, Actually, ... No.

[Dec 14, 16:05 PT]  BAGHDAD, Dec. 14 -- Arriving in Baghdad today for a farewell visit, President Bush staunchly defended a war that has taken far more time, money and lives than anticipated, saying the conflict "has not been easy" but was necessary for U.S. security, ...cont'd.

Democracy for Vancouver
- How to Get Yourself Water Boarded

[Dec 14, 15:23 PT]  [YouTube Video] [YouTube Video] Wonder why this Iraqi newsman didn’t greet Bush as a liberator?  Can you imagine the price he probably will pay for throwing those two shoes?  Wonder why we haven’t seen any statues of Bush ...cont'd.

Preemptive Karma
- The Mistaken Belief in Persecution

[Dec 9, 10:07 PT]  It's always amusing to me when people break the rules and then claim they are somehow being persecuted by authorities or society when they are held to account. It is much the same situation when constitutional protections are extended to the ...cont'd.

Ft. Boise
- Shoe-bee doo wop

[Dateline Unknown]  So the guy apologises (as the Beeb spells it), but his brother doesn't believe it was uncoerced, and we don't either, do we? "This information is absolutely not true. This is a lie. Muntader is my brother and I know him very well. He does not ...cont'd.

Ft. Boise
- Shoe redux

[Dateline Unknown]  The first glimpses of the shoe-thrower got attention from every which way, but Michael Ware's report on CNN provides better coverage of the whole context. (The accent so thick you need a knife to cut it is just icing on the newscake. "...we've seen ...cont'd.


A Service Provided By On The Road to 2008
Supported by a grant from the Sunlight Foundation

The Top Hot Topic Entries

Majority Rules Blog
Frank Chopp Speaks to King County Democrats LAC

[Dec 14, 22:05 PT]  Speaker of the House, Frank Chopp , was the guest speaker this afternoon at the King County Democrats Legislative Action Committee, meeting in South Seattle. Chopp emphasized that much of the 2009 Legislative session will be spent dealing with the ...cont'd.
 
NPI Advocate
Governor Gregoire's budget is unacceptable

[Dec 18, 09:42 PT]  Governor Chris Gregoire is currently speaking live at a press conference in Olympia, announcing her 2009-2010 budget proposal, which doesn't look pretty. Regressive and uncreative are two words I'd use to describe this plan, which is mostly ...cont'd.
 
Olympia Time
Don't worry, Goldy doesn't remember Seattle in 1990

[Dec 18, 12:36 PT]  Hey, that's not the Great Lake out there, its the northern Pacific Ocean. Goldy's whining over the last couple of days about the no- snow-snow-closures in Seattle reminds me how odd it is for the state's most popular liberal blogger (can anyone tell ...cont'd.
 
Seattlest
Dems Discourage Sims From Running Again

[Dec 17, 12:00 PT]  King County Executive Ron Sims has been discouraged by Washington state Dems leader Dwight Pelz and others from seeking yet another term in 2009. According to the scoop in the Seattle Times, "Critics have pointed to an ongoing budget crisis and ...cont'd.
 
Strange Bedfellows
State budget - the reaction:

[Dec 18, 12:52 PT]  Reaction is coming in from all quarters to Gov. Chris Gregoire's 2009-2011 budget which tackles a nearly $6 billion deficit by by cutting spending and suspending voter initiatives.
 
The View From The Left
Susan Bogni’s Application for Thurston County Commission District 3

[Dec 17, 06:34 PT]  Susan Bogni is the twelfth of thirteen candidates vying to replace Bob Macleod on the Thurston County Commission. She also happens to be his assistant. She’s called me, sent me info about herself, had supporters call me to ask for my support, ...cont'd.
 
WashBlog
Washington State's War on the Black Family

[Dec 12, 13:42 PT]  Quietly, but steadily and aggressively, Washington State has declared War on the Black Family. This war features soldiers with many different uniforms - police blues, judges robes, prosecutor pinstripes, legislators red ties and the everyman wear of ...cont'd.
 
Majority Rules Blog
Six Candidates File for King County Director of Elections

[Dec 12, 19:33 PT]  According to the King County Elections website 6 candidates have filed for the Special Election for King County Elections Director to be held on Feb. 3, 2009. The filing period ended today. Sherril Huff, the current appointed Elections Director, ...cont'd.
 
NPI Advocate
Bid for first major University Link light rail contract beats Sound Transit estimate

[Dec 9, 18:51 PT]  More good news today from Sound Transit: The University Link light rail extension moved closer to construction today as six bids on the first major construction contract came in below cost estimates. Condon Johnson & Associates, Inc. is the apparent ...cont'd.
 
10 Seattlest
State Budget Released For 2009-2011

[Dec 18, 11:00 PT]  This morning, Gregoire released her proposal for the state's next three-year budget. The damage in terms of cuts is to the tune of $3.5 billion, the bulk of which is in Health and Human Services. Highlights from the budget can be found on the ...cont'd.
 

THE PNW TOPIC HOTLIST BLOGROLL
101 Blogs Listed

Idaho Blogs (17)

   43rd State Blues
   Boise Guardian
   F-Words
   Ft. Boise
   IdaBlue
   Idaho-Hum
   Isle of Sanity
   morialekafa
   NewWest.Net Boise
   Red State Rebels
   Spittin' in the Snake
   The MountainGoat Report
   The Political Game
   The Royal (Northwest) Mounted Valise
   The Unequivocal Notion
   We have failed our duty as citizens...
   Western Democrat

Oregon Blogs (25)

   Blog For Oregon
   Blogolitical Sean
   BlueOregon
   Cwech Blug
   darrelplant.com
   Gay Rights Watch
   HinesSight
   Isaac Laquedem
   Loaded Orygun
   Low on the Hog
   Middle Earth Journal
   Moonbat Juggernaut
   New Frames
   OlsonOnline
   Onward Oregon
   Oregon Media Insiders
   Our New Mind
   PERRspectives Blog
   Persuasion, Perseverance, and Patience
   Preemptive Karma
   Ridenbaugh Press
   RoguePundit
   The Grumpy Forester
   The Portland Freelancer
   Uncommon Thought Journal
         

Washington Blogs (59)

   5/17
   artistdogboy
   blatherWatch
   born live love die
   Bruno and the Professor
   Chad Lupkes' Soapbox
   Choosing Hope
   CoolAqua
   Democracy for Snohomish County
   Democracy for Vancouver
   Dying to Preserve the Lies
   EFFin' Unsound
   Emerald City Scion
   Evergreen Politics
   Eye on Olympia
   FoS.blog
   Hominid Views
   HorsesAss.org
   howieinseattle
   Institute for Washington's Future
   Jesus' General
   Majority Rules Blog
   McCranium.org
   Newcastle Voice
   NPI Advocate
   OlyBlog
   Olympia Time
   On The Road To 2008
   Orcinus
   Peace Tree Farm
   Politics Is A Blood Sport
   Politics Northwest
   Progressive Majority WA
   Ratiocination
   seajane
   Seattle Examiner
   Seattle Transit Blog
   Seattlest
   Strange Bedfellows
   Switzerblog
   TeresaCentric
   The (liberal) Girl Next Door
   The Daily Score
   The Daily Weekly
   The Left Shue
   The Moderate Washingtonian
   The Other Side
   The Rambling Taoist
   The Stranger Blog
   The SuperSpade
   The View From The Left
   Thunder Echo Blog
   Tidelines: Civics & Society
   Transcendental Floss [!]
   Upper Left
   WashBlog
   WashBlog (Diaries)
   Washington Outsiders
   World View

PNW Topic Hotlist Sidebar Widget


 Placing the PNW Topic Hotlist sidebar widget on your Web page is simple, just follow the steps below.

Step 1 - Select your widget preferences
Mouse over row header text and buttons for details and help.
Headlines Only?
Topic Bias:

 
Step 2 - Verify the sample display ==>
Note: Actual Topic Hotlist output would always include a
minimum of at least 7 blog entries per topic.

 
Step 3 - Copy your Javascript tag
Generated Javascript Tag To Embed in Web Page:

Step 4 - Review CSS classname coverage
Note: Additional styling can be applied by creating your own CSS definitions for the following classnames (mouse over each classname to see what output they affect in the sample to the right):

       pnwhotlisttable
       pnwhotlistmainheader
       pnwhotlisttagline
       pnwhotlisttopicheader
       pnwhotlistblogtitle

       pnwhotlistentrytitle
       pnwhotlistentrytext
       pnwhotlistmoretext
       pnwhotlistupdatetime
       pnwhotlistfooter
Sample Topic Hotlist Output Based On Current Selections:
Sample loading...

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the PNW Topic Hotlist?
    The PNW Topic Hotlist is a centralized, constantly updated listing of very recent blog entries related to the hot topics bloggers are writing about, as culled from a number of different moderate or progressive politically slanted blogs in the Pacific NW area. Since the content is constantly updated, the listed topics and blog entries will always be fresh.

What is the PNW Topic Hotlist sidebar widget?
    The PNW Topic Hotlist sidebar widget can be embedded within any Web page, offering quick access to the blog entries on the hot topics. It is optimized for quick loading, and can be customized to support various styles and appearances.

Can anybody insert the PNW Topic Hotlist in their Web page?
    Absolutely! If you believe the topics you've seen in the PNW Topic Hotlist are of interest to you, and you have a Web page or blog of your own we would be happy if you inserted the PNW Topic Hotlist in it. In the same way, we hope others see the PNW Topic Hotlist displayed on your Web page, click on the PNW TOPIC HOTLIST button at the bottom of it, and learn about how they too can insert the PNW Topic Hotlist in their Web page.

How do I insert the PNW Topic Hotlist sidebar widget in a Web page?
    Click the SIDEBAR WIDGET menu option and follow the instructions. You will be presented with an easy to use interface to configure the format of the PNW Topic Hotlist output based on how you'd like it displayed. You then produce the Javascript tag you would need to embed in your Web page for the configuration you have chosen. Simply copy the generated Javascript tag and paste it in your Web page at the location you want to display the widget.

Can I alter the way the PNW Topic Hotlist displays?
 Yes. You can configure how you'd like to see the PNW Topic Hotlist display on your Web page. There are also a variety of CSS classnames that you can use to further control the styling of the output, in particular the font size. For example the pnwhotlisttable classname enables you to control the text of the entire Hotlist output, or you can individually control sections of text using the other classnames.

Can I suggest a blog to add to the PNW Topic Hotlist blogroll?
    Yes, please do! New blogs are cropping up in the area all the time and if they cover local politics they may be good candidates for the PNW Topic Hotlist. So as to ensure the blogs meet a standard of quality, appropriateness and activeness, each new blog is added only after it has been evaluated for both the frequency and quality of the content. Send your suggestions to the contact info below.

Who can I contact if something isn't working, or I need help, or to provide feedback?
    You can contact Daniel Kirkdorffer from On The Road To 2008 if you have any problems, need further help, or just want to send in your comments and feedback. This service is always evolving based on suggestions and comments which are always welcome.

Is there any way I can help with the PNW Topic Hotlist?
    One way would be financially. If you would like to make a contribution you can do so via PayPal. The money will go toward improving the hosting solution and ensuring a better and more reliable service. Just click on the button below. If you would like to help in other ways you can get in contact with Daniel Kirkdorffer from On The Road To 2008.