Doom Meets Jesus

Ken AshfordGodstuff3 Comments

I thought social conservatives were against violence in video games.  Guess not.  Welcome to the video game version of the famous Left Behind series, where young rapture wannabes get to convert or kill heathens from the computer desk.  This is a direct bllurb from the game’s website: Imagine: you are a foot soldier in a paramilitary group whose purpose is … Read More

The Religious Right And The Environment

Ken AshfordEnvironment & Global Warming & Energy, GodstuffLeave a Comment

Where does the religious right stand on environmental issues?  The answer may surprise you. Rick Cizik is an ordained minister of the Evangelical Presbyterian church.  More importantly, he’s the vice-president of the National Association of Evangelicals, an umbrella organizations for all the smaller evangelical organizations trying to do away with stem cell research, abortions, etc.  Cizik is just about as … Read More

What WMD Would Jesus Use?

Ken AshfordGodstuff, Sex/Morality/Family Values, War on Terrorism/TortureLeave a Comment

Apparently, some sort of biochemical weapon. It looks like some Christian fundamentalists are using homemade weapons of mass destruction to terrorize porn stores.  But don’t take my word for it: WALDO, FL — Evidence teams plan to put on protective gear and seal the room as they search for any clues left behind on a contraption that investigators are calling … Read More

Last Throes = One Year (At Least)

Ken AshfordIraqLeave a Comment

Dick Cheney: "I think we may well have some kind of presence there over a period of time. But I think the level of activity that we see today, from a military standpoint, I think will clearly decline. I think they’re in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency." — Dick Cheney, May 30, 2005

Conservative Songs, Part II

Ken AshfordPopular Culture, RepublicansLeave a Comment

The same idiot who came up with the list of the 50 best conservative songs . . . has come up with 50 more best conservative songs.  This list is even stupider than the first.  It contains (a) songs that nobody heard of; (b) songs that clearly have no political content in it whatsover (e.g., "Yackety Yak"), and (c) songs … Read More

Corrupt Democrats

Ken AshfordDemocratsLeave a Comment

Ever since the Abramoff scandal rained crap on many GOPers, the Republican establishment and their colleagues in the press have been looking for the equivalent level of corruption in Democrats.  They think they’ve found it. The headline reads "Reid Accepted Free Boxing Tickets While a Related Bill Was Pending": Senate Democratic Leader Harry M. Reid (Nev.) accepted free ringside tickets … Read More

Impatient Americans

Ken AshfordRandom Musings1 Comment

If you’re like me, you might read this article and think "Yeah?  So?".  It’s absolutely true: An Associated Press poll has found an impatient nation. It’s a nation that gets antsy after five minutes on hold on the phone and 15 minutes max in a line. So say people in the survey. The Department of Motor Vehicles, the U.S. version … Read More

Fake News

Ken AshfordRight Wing and Inept MediaLeave a Comment

It’s a sad commentary on the state of the media when they broadcast news segments produced by the government and major companies: Federal authorities are actively investigating dozens of American television stations for broadcasting items produced by the Bush administration and major corporations, and passing them off as normal news. Some of the fake news segments talked up success in … Read More

Memorial Day

Ken AshfordGodstuff, IraqLeave a Comment

Today is Memorial Day (yesterday we observed it).  It’s the time to remember fallen heroes who, as is so often said, protect our freedoms. Ironically, a fallen soldier by the name of Patrick Stewart is being denied his freedom of religion: Stewart was a follower of the Wiccan religion, which is not recognized by the Department of Veterans Affairs for … Read More

Bush Admits Mistake And STILL Gets It Wrong

Ken AshfordBush & Co., IraqLeave a Comment

In the week leading up to Memorial Day, the president acknowledged that some of his childish taunts hadn’t been in America’s best interests. … (S)aying "bring it on," kind of tough talk, you know, that sent the wrong signal to people. I learned some lessons about expressing myself maybe in a little more sophisticated manner — you know, "wanted dead … Read More

Hope You’re Enjoying Your Last Few Hours Alive

Ken AshfordDisastersLeave a Comment

As I reported last month, May 25th (that’s today) is the day the world is supposed to end, thanks to Comet 73P Schwassmann-Wachmann coming down on our heads. I’m glad to see that you all are behaving yourselves, and not engaging in rioting and looting and sex orgies and such. Or if you are, you haven’t invited me, which is … Read More

Geek Humor

Ken AshfordRandom MusingsLeave a Comment

Dear Tech Support:         Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed that  the new program began making unexpected changes to the accounting modules, limiting access to flower and jewelry applications that had operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0.         In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as Romance 9.9.  … Read More

Plamegate In The News In A Big Way

Ken AshfordPlamegateLeave a Comment

Murray Waas, who has an excellent track record for these things, reports that Novak’s source regarding Valerie Plame was Karl Rove.  Moreover, he reports that three days after the announcement of a federal investigation into the leak, Rove and Novak spoke by phone and — some investigators believe — concocted a cover story.  (What this means in legal terms?  The … Read More