Tabor Logic

Ken AshfordGodstuff, War on Terrorism/TortureLeave a Comment

Mind-boggling stupid Nathan Tabor is at it again: Google the phrase “Muslim violence,” and more than 29 million entries pop up. Granted, some of these citations represent violence committed against Muslims, but, unfortunately, quite a few represent violence committed in the name of Islam. This makes me wonder: What does Islam really stand for? Only a fool or an idiot … Read More

Just A Thought

Ken AshfordPopular CultureLeave a Comment

I’m guessing that Mel’s deal with ABC/Disney to produce a miniseries on the Holocaust is going to fall through…. NEXT DAY FOLLOW-UP:  Yup, I called it. The ABC television network has pulled a miniseries about the Holocaust it was developing with Mel Gibson’s production company, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, quoting an unidentified representative for the network. Gibson … Read More

Plan B

Ken AshfordBloggingLeave a Comment

Looks like the morning-after pill may become a reality after all, and will soon be available over the counter without a prescription. Don’t look now, but I think the abortion wars just kicked up a notch.

Find A Penny, Pick It Up

Ken AshfordRandom MusingsLeave a Comment

The Found Currency Experiment concludes. A guy decided to pick up any money (mostly pennies) that he sees on the street for one year. After one year, how much do you think he netted? Turns out, not that much.  Only $25.36 (with $10.36 in coins).  Here are the final stats: Totals coin finds: Pennies: 306  (4 of which were wheat … Read More

But Clay Aiken Says He Already Am

Ken AshfordScience & TechnologyLeave a Comment

Scientists think that invisibility may be possible in the near future: LONDON (Reuters) – It’s unlikely to occur by swallowing a pill or donning a special cloak, but invisibility could be possible in the not too distant future, according to research published on Monday. Harry Potter accomplished it with his magic cloak. H.G. Wells’ Invisible Man swallowed a substance that … Read More

North Carolina: Bill To Bar Gay Marriage Dies

Ken AshfordSex/Morality/Family ValuesLeave a Comment

This is the third time the bill hasn’t had any success.  North Carolina remains the only southern state which lacks an amendment blocking gay marriage.  So somebody is doing something right. Pam Spaulding reports: NC State Sen. James Forrester didn’t waste any time submitting another marriage amendment bill this year (Senate Bill 1228, Defense of Marriage/House Bill 2438), but Equality … Read More

If You’re In Cleveland Today, Keep Looking Down

Ken AshfordSex/Morality/Family ValuesLeave a Comment

Rather sick, if you ask me: Picture of aborted fetus to be flown over Cleveland As a shock tactic, a national group that opposes abortion plans to fly a billboard-size picture of an aborted fetus over Cleveland beginning Monday. The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, which frequently employs such attention-grabbing advertising, hopes to jar people into reconsidering their support of abortion, … Read More

Unit Bias

Ken AshfordHealth CareLeave a Comment

An interesting article about an interesting research study, which should be of interest to anyone who is interested in dieting.  Interested? Studies have shown that people have a "unit bias" when it comes to eating.  In other words, they don’t listen to what their body tells them — instead, they look at what’s in front of them.  So even if … Read More

A Sign Of The Times?

Ken AshfordGodstuffLeave a Comment

Very encouraging article in the New York Times: Disowning Conservative Politics, Evangelical Pastor Rattles Flock MAPLEWOOD, Minn. — Like most pastors who lead thriving evangelical megachurches, the Rev. Gregory A. Boyd was asked frequently to give his blessing — and the church’s — to conservative political candidates and causes. The requests came from church members and visitors alike: Would he … Read More

Oh, Mel, Mel, Mel

Ken AshfordPopular Culture1 Comment

I was never a big Mel Gibson fan to begin with.  I got tired of his macho films, from Braveheart to The Patriot, and his latest snuff film ("The Passion of the Christ") sent me over the edge. It looks like Hollywood may be having its own doubts about Mel, following his drunken anti-Semitic rage: A stunned Hollywood debated the … Read More

Update On The Army/Community Theater Question

Ken AshfordWar on Terrorism/TortureLeave a Comment

Background here. TPM Muckraker’s Justin Rood follows up: I posted yesterday about a decorated Army Arabic linguist who was kicked out for being gay. Among other questions posed to him by an Army investigator attempting to confirm his gayness, Sgt. Bleu Copas of the 82nd Airborne Division says he was asked if he was involved in community theater. I called … Read More

2996 Project: A Blogger Tribute To 9/11 Victims

Ken AshfordBloggingLeave a Comment

The 5th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, and the 2996 Project needs your help: The idea is simple, but powerful: have a special tribute for each victim of 9/11, with each tribute being created by a different blogger. We started 2,996 Project to coordinate the creation of the tributes, and that’s what this site is all about. Here you can sign … Read More

Talent In The White House

Ken AshfordBush & Co.Leave a Comment

With Taylor Hicks and the rest of the American Idol finalists visiting Bush yesterday, it seems that everybody in the White House wants to show off their talent. Here’s Condi Rice at yesterday’s gathering of ambassadors in Maylasia, giving a piano recital. And check out White House Press Secretary (and former Fox fiend) Tony Snow playing the jazz flute.  Not … Read More