Health Care Rationing

Ken AshfordHealth CareLeave a Comment

Yeah, yeah.  We don't want to support Obama's health care plan because we don't want to ration out health care.  We don't want some faceless bureaucrat making medical life-or-death decisions for us.  We don't…. wait, what's that? An insurance company that initially refused to pay for a liver transplant for a 17-year-old Northridge girl who died in a hospital should … Read More

Status Updates Ever Since My Mom Became My Facebook Friend

Ken AshfordRandom Musings1 Comment

Ken is making good, well informed decisions. Ken is going to bed at a very reasonable hour. Ken is drinking only on occasion, and even then it's just one or two. Ken quit smoking several months ago without any apparent difficulty. Ken is in no way involved, currently nor in the past, with a married woman, regardless of what anyone … Read More

Birtherism: Don’t Call It “Fringe”

Ken AshfordObama OppositionLeave a Comment

A whopping 58 percent of Republicans either think Barack Obama wasn't born in the US (28 percent) or aren't sure (30 percent). A mere 42 percent think he was. That means a majority of Republicans polled either don't know about — or don't believe the seemingly incontrovertible evidence Obama's camp has presented over and over and over that he was … Read More

“Pants” Judge Loses In Court Again

Ken AshfordCourts/LawLeave a Comment

Actually, he's now an ex-judge.  That was the basis of his lawsuit, in fact: It seems that our old friend Roy L. Pearson, Jr., he of the $65 million pants, has recovered sufficiently from losing that case to get on with losing another one.  This one was a wrongful-termination lawsuit against the District of Columbia, his former boss (Chief Administrative Law … Read More

Playing The Racist Card

Ken AshfordObama Opposition, Race1 Comment

Seems it was only six months ago when conservative columnists and pundits were all predicting the same thing, i.e., "If we start criticizing Obama, we're going to be attacked for being 'racist'.  You just watch.". Six months later, and who is calling who "racist"? According to many conservatives, Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor, is a "racist". According … Read More

Tainted Championship

Ken AshfordRed Sox & Other Sports1 Comment

When the Red Sox won the World Series in 2004, it was a BIG DEAL.  You have to understand New Englanders and the Red Sox, but trust me, it was a BIG HUGE HONKIN' DEAL.  You remember when Neil Armstrong took that first stp on the moon?  That was peanuts compared to the 2004 World Series.  I'm talking a really … Read More

Film-Friendly North Carolina

Ken AshfordLocal InterestLeave a Comment

They like us!  They really like us! From the Hollywood Reporter: By the early 1990s, North Carolina had become the No. 3 production center in the U.S., behind California and New York, with a steady stream of productions flowing into the state — including such high-profile features as "The Color Purple," "Dirty Dancing, "Bull Durham," "The Last of the Mohicans" … Read More

Why Shouldn’t Obama Produce His “Full” Birth Certificate?

Ken AshfordObama Opposition2 Comments

Transparency in government?  Sure. But, as the American Thinker notes, there are limits: As evident is that public officials are under no “transparency” obligation to address all questions. Were the right fringe to allege that Barack Obama is in fact a woman, and demand a photograph of his penis to definitively prove otherwise, and the left fringe retaliated by alleging … Read More

Texting While Driving: Just How Dangerous?

Ken AshfordScience & Technology1 Comment

Graphic from a new study: The study, from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (see here - PDF) says: …Text messaging, which had the highest risk of over 20 times worse than driving while not using a phone, had the longest duration of eyes off road time (4.6s over a 6 s interval).  That equates to traveling the length of a football field … Read More

You Still Can’t Take It With You

Ken AshfordLocal Interest, Theatre3 Comments

I learned today from the local Yes Weekly that "You Can't Take It With You", a show I was in last year with the Little Theatre of Winston-Salem, is being produced again by the Little Theatre of Winston-Salem this year on the exact same dates.  Either that, or Mark Burger is recycling an article from last year.

Yet Another Republican “Family Values” Hypocrite

Ken AshfordRepublicans, Sex Scandals, Sex/Morality/Family Values1 Comment

TPM reports: Meet Tennessee state senator Paul Stanley. He's a solid conservative Republican and married father of two, who according to his website is "a member of Christ United Methodist Church, where he serves as a Sunday school teacher and board member of their day school." (Check out the religious imagery on the site — the sun poking through clouds, … Read More