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Friday, November 7, 2008

On the Radio

posted by on November 7 at 8:55 AM

I’ll be on Weekday this morning, starting at 10 a.m., to talk about the only things anyone wants to talk about right now: Barack Obama, the election, and the local results here in Washington State.

That’s 94.9 FM if you want to listen. And if you want to fill my head with your spin before the show, the comment thread awaits.

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see if you can get Steve Scher to retire.

Posted by josh | November 7, 2008 9:00 AM

Remind the listeners that 57 million Americans thought Sarah Palin could be president. And that each and every one of those voters can go fuck themselves.

Posted by DOUG. | November 7, 2008 9:14 AM

wonder out loud why republicans are such whiny bitches who are, in fact, bitterly rushing out to cling to firearms.

Posted by max solomon | November 7, 2008 9:19 AM

Make them play at least the audio part of the post-election party on Broadway... with the screaming and dancing and drag-queen national anthem. Even without visual, the audio is teh awesome!!!

Posted by Reverse Polarity | November 7, 2008 9:21 AM

How about some discussion of the Yes on Prop 8 vote in California? Some of my friends and I are stunned that so many people who must have voted yes for Barack also voted yes on blocking marriage equality for gays. I was also quite moved when the president-elect mentioned "our lesbian and gay brothers and sisters" in his election night speech. How do you and the rest of the panel read this particular piece of the election night story, and where do you anticipate an Obama administration going on the issue of gay and lesbian equality?

Posted by sarah Schuyler | November 7, 2008 9:23 AM

Someone found a letter you wrote me, on the radio
And they told the world just how you felt
It must have fallen out of a hole in your old brown overcoat
They never said your name
But I knew just who they meant.

Oh, I was so surprised and shocked, and I wondered too
If by change you heard it for yourself
I never told a soul just how Ive been feeling about you
But they said it really loud
They said it on the air
On the radio whoa oh oh
On the radio whoa oh oh
On the radio whoa oh oh
On the radio whoa oh oh now, now

Dont it kinda strike you sad when you hear our song
Things are not the same since we broke up last june
The only thing that I wanna hear is that you love me still
And that you think youll be comin home real soon
Whoa oh yeah yeah
And it made me feel proud when I heard you say
You couldnt find the words to say it yourself
And now in my heart I know I can say what I really feel
cause they said it really loud
They said it on the air
On the radio whoa oh oh
On the radio whoa oh oh
On the radio whoa oh oh
On the radio

If you think that love isnt found on the radio
Well tune right in you made find the love you lost
cause now Im sitting here with the man I sent away long ago
It sounded really loud they said it really loud
On the radio whoa oh oh
On the radio whoa oh oh
On the radio whoa oh oh
On the radio whoa oh oh
On the radio whoa oh oh
On the radio, radio, radio

Posted by Merv Griffin | November 7, 2008 9:43 AM

Just remind people that good qualified Democratic patriots can replace unqualified unpatriotic Red Bushies in federal positions by going to and clicking on Jobs on the bottom left.

Service. Honor. Country.

America is BACK!

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 7, 2008 9:48 AM

"God Bless America, the national anthem." Really, Eli? You got the name of the national anthem wrong? lol

Posted by NaFun | November 7, 2008 10:18 AM

I'm with NaFun@8. Pretty lame, Eli. Endless air, indeed...

Posted by DOUG. | November 7, 2008 10:37 AM

Thanks, Eli (and Steve) for the Prop 8 discussion today. Best exchange I've heard or read so far. It sure beat the moment I looked at my friend and said "See how many liberals hate you?"

Posted by Sarah Schuyler | November 7, 2008 10:41 AM

re: homophobia in religion

The caller who just tried to call you out on the Stranger's anti-religious stance. He said something like "calling religious stances against same-sex marriage 'homophobic' is anti-religious bias"

All I wanted to say, as a religious person, is that calling the policies of a religious body "homophobic" is not anti religious. Whether or not your homophobia is based on irrational fear or "moral values"*, the fact remains that, just as an institution can be racist or sexist, organized religion can be homophobic. I love my church as an organization, and I believe we're working on our homophobia, but it's still really really homophobic as an institution.

* dictated by "the inerrant word of God" (the Bible: written by mortals and retranslated to death over the centuries/ Jesus didn't say anything about homosexuality)

Posted by mary | November 7, 2008 10:45 AM

When met with the statistic that Obama underperformed with gays and lesbian voters compared with Kerry in 2004 (Obama's 70% to Kerry's 77%), Eli Sanders said that this was because gays and lesbians were so excited about the election that the voted early and were not counted in exit polls. Is this a fact or did he just make that up? I'm guessing it's the latter.

Posted by DOUG. | November 7, 2008 11:06 AM

Eli is The Stranger's resident harpy on KUOW.

Posted by Joni | November 7, 2008 1:29 PM

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