More On Palin’s Constitutional Scholarship

Ken AshfordConstitution, Election 2008Leave a Comment

Hopefully you've heard by now Palin's blunder.  It boils down to this: Media Criticism of My Criticism of Obama = First Amendment Violation Brian Beutler says that Palin has a "third grader's understanding of Constitutional rights" and asks:   If the conservative media convinces enough voters that Barack Obama is a Muslim, does that violate his right to freedom of religion? … Read More

Winston-Salem Journal Endorses…. McCain

Ken AshfordElection 2008, Local Interest3 Comments

All the other major NC papers — from Charlotte to Raleigh to Asheville to Greensboro to Fayetteville, and more — have already made their endorsements.  All of them went for Obama. Yesterday, the Winston-Salem Journal finally made its endorsement (after saying it was going to sit this election out).  It went for McCain. It's one of the saddest mealy-mouthed endorsements … Read More

Jesus F*&*!&@ing Christ!! For The Love Of God, Will Someone Please Hand Sarah Palin A Copy Of The United States Constitution?!? (Part XXIV))

Ken AshfordConstitution, Election 2008Leave a Comment

Here's her latest bizarre quote, from today: Palin told WMAL-AM that her criticism of Obama's associations, like those with 1960s radical Bill Ayers and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, should not be considered negative attacks.  Rather, for reporters or columnists to suggest that it is going negative may constitute an attack that threatens a candidate's free speech rights under the Constitution, … Read More

Dole’s Second Attack Ad On Hagan

Ken AshfordElection 2008, Local InterestLeave a Comment

Dole unconvincingly asserts she is not attacking Hagan's faith, but then she attacks Hagan again for, uh, not being bigoted against atheists.  Or something. This second ad is only slightly less disgusting than the first. The ad purports to just be "giving the facts", but this ad, like the other one, actually skews the fact: WHAT THE RECORD SHOWS On … Read More

Unwanted Teen Pregnancies: Blame Evangelicals

Ken AshfordSex/Morality/Family ValuesLeave a Comment

Sarah Palin's out-of-wedlock pregnant daughter isn't all that uncommon.  In fact, evangelical teenagers lose their virginity earlier than most other demographics.  Even after their sexual debut, evangelical teen-agers are more sexually active than Mormons, mainline Protestants, and Jews. And because they don't believe in contraception, they are more inclined to get pregnant (compared to other demographics). And what about these Christian … Read More

Election Bites

Ken AshfordElection 2008Leave a Comment

* North Carolina has extended its early voting hours. *  Former Sec. of State Larry Eagleburger, who McCain often cites as an endorser of his presidency, is no Palin fan. *  Elizabeth Dole's attack ads on Kaye Hagan  — and specifically, on Hagan's lack of faith (Hagan is a church elder and Sunday school teacher) — is still being soundly … Read More

What I Won’t Miss After November 4

Ken AshfordElection 2008Leave a Comment

blogging about the election campaign surrogates (advisors, consultants) speaking on my tv Sarah Palin manufactured outrage as a campaign tactic all of the following phrases: socialist communist share the wealth redistribute the wealth you betcha joe the plumber "first dude" william ayers reverand wright "in the tank for" maverick wall street vs. main street ACORN "associations with…." and "ties to…" … Read More

Best Wingnut Theory Of The Election Cycle

Ken AshfordElection 2008Leave a Comment

Obama is winning because… you ready?… he's hypnotizing us. Yup.  And here is a 67 page, 192 footnote pdf file entitled “An Examination of Obama’s Use of Hidden Hypnosis Techniques in His Speeches.” which proves it. It's a remarkable piece of work, in its breadth, as the author analyzes Obama words (the pacing and inflection) and gestures from various speeches, … Read More

Curt Throws An Ironic Curveball

Ken AshfordElection 2008, Red Sox & Other Sports3 Comments

Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling: "I guess what I am saying, or asking, is that if you are undecided about who to cast your vote for, don't vote for someone a celebrity tells you to vote for. That's lame, lazy and disrespectful of the rights you've been given," Schilling wrote. "Take the time to listen and see these people. I don't … Read More

Joe The Plumber

Ken AshfordElection 20081 Comment

AmericaBlog nails it: Let me get this straight. John McCain finds a guy to be his mascot for Americans who will be hurt under Obama's tax plan, when in fact Joe Mascot does better under Obama's plan than he does under McCain's. And to add insult to injury, Joe doesn't really pay all his taxes anyway – he's delinquent. But … Read More