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KINS discovers the internet

While the Times-Standard ceases publication of its Monday paper starting today, local conservative talk radio KINS is barreling into modern times by broadcasting shows online.

The website also archives local news and its interview show Shoptalk (last week’s guests included Eureka City Manager Dave Tyson and 2nd District Supervisor Clif Clendenen).

Also available are Community Comments, which you can listen to or download a pdf. Check out frequent contributor Tom Cookman’s warning to Supervisor Virginia Bass that she will “lose the conservative base that got her elected” if she “aligns herself” with Supervisor Mark Lovelace as happened during a recent vote on a curbside recycling contract.

It must be tough for Bass to be a Democrat with a far-right conservative base. Maybe her husband, political wizard Matthew Owen, will ghost write a response to Cookman for her.

  1. Anonymous
    January 9, 2012 at 6:32 am

    Why, when you get in with the progressive crowd, you can get at least one dog, one dead person, and many people who didn’t actually write to write for you or against your opponent.

  2. January 9, 2012 at 8:44 am

    It’s good to see old Anonymous up so early in the morning. Maybe he/she/it couldn’t sleep thinking of all those nasty Progressives working secretly out there to undermine his vision for a glorious return to the 1880’s.
    As a Prog I wouldn’t trust Matthew Owen as far as I could throw him. But I do give Virginia credit for recognizing that some issues transcend the Prog/Trog line.
    Now go back to sleep, Anon.

  3. January 9, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Something you don’t hear much about is Mit Romney’s involvement in the firing of so-called “progressive” and “Liberal” DJs all across the country.
    Romney is part owner of Clear Channel through “Bain Capital”. All these people were fired in anticipation of Romney’s run for president.
    So let’s consider what kind of president he’s going to be with all the new powers granted him by Obama. It’s proven he has no problem restricting the media. I’ve not heard one word about him owning Clear Channel.
    So many candidates for the New American Hitler. All the fascist media outlets have fallen in goose-step with the new paradigm.
    Obama was nothing more than a bait-n-switch, feathering the nest for the real corporate figurehead, who won’t waste time pretending to be anything else.
    We should all be wearing black armbands in mourning for our republic. It’s gone. All that’s left is a corporate fascist state where the ruling elite pass draconian, brutal laws that they themselves are immune from.

  4. 69er
    January 9, 2012 at 9:27 am

    “KINS discovers the internet” …..I though Al gore did that????

  5. January 9, 2012 at 9:40 am

    The word for Obama and everyone that supports him moviedad, is: “BETRAYER.” Otherwise, couldn’t have said it better myself.

  6. Plain Jane
    January 9, 2012 at 9:48 am

    So who do you support for president in 2012, Joe?

    You might have thought Al Gore discovered the internet, but he never made that claim 69er. It’s hard to learn as you get older, but that smear has been around long enough that everyone should know the truth.

  7. January 9, 2012 at 9:52 am

    A quote from: The evil of indefinite detention and those wanting to de-prioritize it

    Put another way, if those who voted for the MCA (Military Commissions Act) had their way — and that includes all GOP Senators except Lincoln Chafee along with 12 Democrats, including Jay Rockefeller, Debbie Stabenow, Robert Menendez, Frank Lautenberg, and current Interior Secretary Ken Salazar — then Boumediene and dozens of other innocent detainees would still be wrongly imprisoned.

    Will the Global Awakening survive these lawless despots?

  8. January 9, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Plain Jane, to support anyone for President is to support a bought and owned whore that obeys the dictates of the corrupt ruling oligarchy. Since this whole election process is a joke, and not a very funny joke at that, I vote for myself.

  9. 69er
    January 9, 2012 at 10:09 am

    No, PJ, I never thought Al Gore discovered the internet. Gore is just a big bag of wind and nothing more, he has proven himself as such, as has our present “President”. All I can say is “Anyone but Obama”.

  10. Percy
    January 9, 2012 at 10:24 am

    If you truly want to see “a big bag of wind” 69er you have to look no further than the republican presidential candidates. Talk about a sorry lot. If you can’t come up with anything better than that you best be prepared for 4 more years of Obama, cause what your party is putting forth is sad indeed.

  11. jr
    January 9, 2012 at 10:48 am

    The words of a Paul Simon song seem to fit the Republican candidates: “Everybody got the runs for glory, Nobody stop and scrutinize the plan.”

  12. Plain Jane
    January 9, 2012 at 11:24 am

    So why would you bring up Al Gore who never said he “discovered” or invented the internet, 69er?

    Not voting or voting for yourself isn’t going to fix our problems either, Joe. Sometimes we have to choose between the lesser of the evils lest the worst one win. Not joining in the fight doesn’t make you superior to those who do.

  13. jr
    January 9, 2012 at 11:34 am

    When you choose the lesser of the evils, you may end up with the evil of the lessers.

  14. Harold Knight
    January 9, 2012 at 11:48 am

    High paying jobs continue being outsourced by corporations freed from taxes, record numbers of families are entering bankruptcy, foreclosure and poverty, contracting uninsured illnesses, and committing suicide….the biggest job growth in Eureka appears to be the businesses that profit from the growing economic desperation….yet, the “free-press” hammers us with unrelenting Dow Jones/bright-side/petty crime reporting that censors reality except for the ancient myth that prosperity belongs to the deserving.

  15. Anonymous
    January 9, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Some people like to hop the center line and vote the way they feel is right. If Virginia did this, I am glad. Cookman could take a lesson. I wonder if he even recycles.

  16. Plain Jane
    January 9, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    When you choose the greater of the evils; however, you are guaranteed to get evil, Jr.

  17. walt
    January 9, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    The lesser of two weasels is still a weasel, and unqualified for elected office.

  18. Mitch
    January 9, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    The lessor of a weasel is generally a weasel with a spare nest. The weasel of a lessor is often a pet, as is the weasel of a lessee.

    A weasel’s weevil is a beetle, possible beat. A weevil’s weasel, on the other hand, is a small mammal. Neither weasels nor weevils are evil, though they may be inconvenient. None is to be confused with ilk, which, while not elk, may well be evil.

    The weasel of an ilk, and possibly the weasel’s weevils, are not evil, regardless of the moral status of the ilk.

  19. January 9, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    KINS welcome to 2012. They just blew past the station I work for. We revamped our web site but we don’t have local news and opinions to play right off of the site. We also are still stuck on AM radio. Congratulations to Rush for getting a job on FM just like those dirty, pot smoking fm dj types he hates so much.

  20. grouchy
    January 9, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Obama has indeed been a big disappointment, as has everyone else ever elected in any election in any jurisdiction in my lifetime (some bigger than others, but still….). No, wait — George Bush didn’t disappoint… he was exactly the way I thought he’d be. I mean to say, every candidate I’ve ever supported has disappointed me to some extent.

    1) It’s really really really really easy to make campaign promises, especially if you’re not the incumbent. Especially if people are not happy (and when are they happy?) with the current administration — you can always represent Change. I don’t think everyone is lying; I think most candidates believe what they say, even if they had to talk themselves into it. Like everyone else, they find a way to justify the disconnect between their supposed ideals and their self-interest. Politicians are just people, like the rest of us. Which brings me to ….

    2) The old saw: “When the people lead, the leaders will follow.” So where, exactly, are the people leading? The “people” do not speak with one voice, except to say, “We’re pissed off! We want change!” I see very little leadership among the “people,” including the contributors to this blog, who would rather insult everyone, including other contributors to the blog, than address the issues.

    See ya later!

  21. jr
    January 9, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    And remember the other old saw: “If voting changed anything, they would make it illegal.”

  22. tra
    January 9, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    That “old saw” is looking pretty dull in light of the current attempts in a number of states to restrict voting by instituting new voter ID requirements, end vote-by-mail, etc. If voting can’t change anything, why are wealthy right-wingers to intent on suppressing voting?

  23. Anonymous
    January 9, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    I certainly like Obama.

  24. January 9, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    For me it all starts with national media.
    As to the movement for change; I think we all want the same thing: Justice we can trust and freedom from the oppression of the rich and powerful.
    Oh yeah…and a decent cup of coffee.

  25. High Finance
    January 9, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Tra is just pretending not to know that the right is only trying to supress ILLEGAL voting by requiring ID.

    Why would the left be opposed to that ?

  26. walt
    January 9, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Is that HiFi’s voice I hear singing Tom Lehrer:

    “Oh, poll tax, how I love ya how I love ya my dear old poll tax. . .”?

    Those were the good ol’ days!

  27. tra
    January 9, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    It’s interesting to note that the GOP’s fight against the Phantom Menace of voter fraud didn’t extend to their own caucuses in Iowa, where no ID was required and same-day registration was allowed.

    But I suppose that shouldn’t be surprising. I haven’t seen them howling for the their own candidates to release their “long-form” birth certificates either.

  28. jr
    January 9, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    I thought I heard him sing the “Vatican Rag”

  29. Harold Knight
    January 9, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    “It’s interesting to note that the GOP’s fight against the Phantom Menace of voter fraud didn’t extend to their own caucuses in Iowa, where no ID was required and same-day registration was allowed”.

    “High Finance” recently claimed he’s not a troll because he debates issues when facts are offered. Tra offered these facts (above) in response to the stale right-wing talking points parroted by “High Finance”.

    For a troll the facts are poison.

  30. tra
    January 9, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    By the way, whether the right-wingers who are spending millions to try to win new voting restrictions, end mail-in voting and same-day voting are doing so for the express purpose of driving down voter participation among poor people, students, and minorities, or whether they’re doing it out of a genuine (though misguided) concern about voter fraud, either way, the fact that they’re willing to spend millions on it shows that they recognize that voting does matter.

    For that matter, the hundreds of millions that special interests spend on campaigns and candidate advertisements are evidence that those special interests clearly don’t agree with the idea that voting makes no difference.

  31. Plain Jane
    January 9, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    With so many distractions, it’s no wonder the right can’t focus, Tra. They’ve been doing everything they can to disenfranchise voters for decades from caging voters, “mistakenly” removing voters from electoral rolls, too few polling stations in majority poor and Democratic areas, hackable voting machines – all the way to police roadblocks set up to arrest people with warrants on their way to vote, vicious smears and fraudulent videos used in Congress to deny funding to register the poor and now the hysteria over irrelevant voter fraud, The Bush admin. spent 5 years looking and only found 86 cases where people voted who shouldn’t have and they didn’t vote multiple times. They just weren’t eligible due to being felons or non-citizens. The biggest voter fraud is perpetrated via absentee voting from coercion and forgery which won’t be solved with photo ID’s. Election fraud is a much more serious issue with county clerks finding uncounted ballots in their desk at the last minute, secret programming on machines built by a company whose owner stated publicly in 2003 that he was “committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the President this year” to SCOTUS overruling a state supreme court on their recount.

  32. Plain Jane
    January 9, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I consider the fraudulent attempts to disenfranchise voters election fraud of major proportions.

  33. High Finance
    January 10, 2012 at 8:37 am

    What is wrong with making sure somebody is who they say they are before being allowed to vote for our political leaders ?

  34. Plain Jane
    January 10, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Why make it difficult for people to vote when there is no evidence that making it more difficult to vote will result in more honest elections, HiFi, unless your goal is only to make it harder for people to vote?

  35. High Finance
    January 10, 2012 at 9:36 am

    My goal is obvious and so is yours.

    I want only citizens to vote, vote only if they are registered and vote only once.

  36. Plain Jane
    January 10, 2012 at 9:58 am

    But our system has been working just fine, HiFi. Do you really think 86 ineligible voters across the entire country are so damaging to our election process that you would make it more difficult for everyone to vote? Of course, you have stated on several occasions that you believe the elites should be making our political decisions so disenfranchising as many poor people as possible fits your goal. You don’t care about democracy, you just want your ideology in control permanently.

  37. January 10, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Plain Jane says to me:

    Not voting or voting for yourself isn’t going to fix our problems either, Joe. Sometimes we have to choose between the lesser of the evils lest the worst one win. Not joining in the fight doesn’t make you superior to those who do.

    This kind of thinking is what perpetuates the corruption because it is the essence of corruption and lawlessness. The difference here is personal integrity. Everyone that chooses one corrupt supposedly “less evil one” than another is totally without any integrity. Your ‘joining in the fight’ is to put the blame on another for your failure to demonstrate the courage to be free. The only way to defeat a bully is to change the rules. Your fight is to promote the status quo all the while trying to fake some deniability for what you actually do – support and promote the corruption and want lawlessness – judicial, political and social. How I choose “to fight” speaks for itself. If that makes me superior to people like you, then so be it.

  38. Plain Jane
    January 10, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Wow Joe. Where did you get “makes me superior” from “doesn’t make you superior?” Not voting (or voting for yourself) doesn’t DO anything. It isn’t fighting anything, it is surrender. You will have the pathetic satisfaction of claiming “Don’t blame me, I didn’t vote for ____” if things aren’t perfect, but your refusal to vote certainly won’t improve this country.

  39. walt
    January 10, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    PJ, can you really criticize Joe for voting his conscience rather than fixing on who WE’RE TOLD is most likely to win? I remember a bumper sticker from the sixties that said “Don’t vote, it only encourages them.” Argueably silence can be powerful, and maybe having a President Romney would make the revolution come sooner.

  40. January 10, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Plain Jane, First you spend umpteen words (example 9:19 pm) telling everyone why and how the system does not work. The when convenient with High Finance (9:58 am) you say, “But our system has been working just fine, HiFi.” I’d say you need to figure out what exactly your talking about. It NOT a matter of NOT voting. It is a matter of NOT COOPERATING with people like you.

    The so-called problem of “trying to change this country” doesn’t start nor does it end with who you do or do not “vote for.” It starts with and ends with people like you who are directly responsible for the corruption and the consequential failed system.

    Whatever change comes starts with the individual – someone with integrity and the courage to enforce it. Voting for the corrupt, lawless liar and treasonous betrayer is hardly the solution for any “improvement.”

  41. jr
    January 10, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    I cannot help but think that voters are “enablers” and those who ask for your vote are “co-dependent”

  42. Plain Jane
    January 10, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Walt, I was defending against Joe’s claims that people who support Obama (or presumably anyone who runs for political office) are “betrayers.” Whether or not he votes is irrelevant in the big scheme of things and it doesn’t matter if he votes for himself in every election. It’s not even a wisp of smoke in the wind. Peaceful political change is incremental and not always in the same direction since we have different views which gain and lose popularity and, consequently, different politicians intent on pleasing who they need to get re-elected. Throwing up your hands and not voting (which is essentially what Joe is doing) because there are no perfect candidates accomplishes nothing and if enough do it, helps the side you oppose the most gain more political power. Rather than voting for oneself, working within a political party or organization to get election laws changed, revocation of corporate person hood and instant runoff voting might actually create the change you desire. But then you’d have to take some responsibility for the politicians you elected instead of complaining and accusing everyone who votes of being betrayers.

  43. Vixen
    January 10, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Yeah, anyway, back to the local radio report. Anyone catch the always instigating provocateur KSLUG personalities yesterday? Stuttering Hank Sims and whistling Jen Savage were comparing notes on when and where they smoke hash. Talk about quality programming. Maybe you could catch it again on their slobcast.

  44. Harold Knight
    January 11, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    With the exception of Joe Blow, non-voters in the U.S. aren’t exactly trying to make a point. Half of the nation’s eligible voters are not even registered while half the registered voters typically abstain.

    Without any kind of movement behind them, they are accomplishing nothing while academia, D.C., and the nation’s media, (largely responsible for the nation’s ignorance and apathy), is all too happy to oblige by ignoring the outrageous statistics…among a laundry list of others.

  45. Anonymous
    January 11, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    I love the KINS radio voiceover announcing the Community Comment segment. Sounds just like your grumpy old uncle who still yells at everyone at Christmas dinner, who still can’t get over the fact that our President is African American.

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