Worse Than Sheen

Ken AshfordMiddle EastLeave a Comment

Christiane Amanpour: I interviewed Col. Moammar Gadhafi this evening, when he told me he could not step down because he is not a president or king, and denied there were demonstrations against him anywhere in Libya.    

Charlie Sheen Interview: He’s Not Bi-Polar; He’s Bi-Winning

Ken AshfordYoutubeLeave a Comment

Okay.  I want the T-shirt rights to that. Unfortunately, they're not letting people embed the video of Charlie Manson's Sheen's rantings, so you'll just have to watch it on YouTube.  I know Sheen is a punchline; I had no idea how deserving he is. Bonus Sheen: “I am on a drug: it’s called Charlie Sheen. It’s not available ’cause if you try … Read More

Breaking: Obama Administrations Declares DOMA Unconstitutional And Will Not Defend It

Ken AshfordConstitution, Sex/Morality/Family ValuesLeave a Comment

TPM: The Obama Justice Department has decided that part of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and will not defend it in court. "After careful consideration, including a review of my recommendation, the President has concluded that given a number of factors, including a documented history of discrimination, classifications based on sexual orientation should be subject to a more … Read More

Do Americans Favor Or Oppose Collective Bargaining Rights? [FOX lies about the answer]

Ken AshfordEconomy & Jobs & Deficit, Right Wing and Inept MediaLeave a Comment

There have been a few polls on this, but none from a non-partisan pollster.  Until yesterday. USA Today and Gallup released a new poll that found that a whopping 61 percent of Americans oppose efforts like those of Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) to strip public sector unions of collective bargaining rights. The poll also found that only a third of Americans support such … Read More

Indiana Deputy Attorney General On Wisconsin Protesters Tweets “Use Live Ammunition”

Ken AshfordEconomy & Jobs & DeficitLeave a Comment

This is seriously messed up. On a related note, Jay Bookman reports this morning that the Service Employees International Union will hold a rally in Atlanta today, at Georgia's state capitol. Conservative activists have been encouraged to attend – with firearms. UPDATE:  The Indiana Deputy Attorney General is no longer employed in the Indiana AG's office.

On Modern Art

Ken AshfordPopular CultureLeave a Comment

Having recently been to the MOMA, I recently came to the conclusion that modern art is bosh.  And it has been bosh since, well, Andy Warhol.  No, maybe even before Warhol.  Well, if I had been paying better attention at MOMA, I could tell you when modern art became bosh.  But it was within the past 50 or so years. With … Read More

Let’s Be Clear About Wisconsin

Ken AshfordCorporate GreedLeave a Comment

This is not about balancing the state's budget. It's about taking advantage of a state's financial woes in order to bust unions. In any financial crisis, somebody is going to get hurt financially.  Ideally, those who suffer are those who are can absorb the blow the most.  That would be the wealthiest members of society. But in Wisconsin, the wealthiest … Read More