Mark The Moment

Ken AshfordEconomy & Jobs & Deficit, Tea PartyLeave a Comment

House Speaker John Boehner's debt ceiling plan doesn't have the votes to pass, but let's remember (because it will be distorted in the future), that he doesn't have REPUBLICAN votes.  It's the Tea Party people he can't bring on board.  Remember that when Democrats get blamed. RELATED:  Country about to go belly-up, still high unemployment, etc., but fear not American… … Read More

A Tea Partier’s Notion Of Fiscal Responsibility and Kids

Ken AshfordTea PartyLeave a Comment

“I won’t place one more dollar of debt upon the backs of my kids and grandkids unless we structurally reform the way this town spends money!” – Freshman U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Illinois), a tax-bashing Tea Party champion who sharply lectures President Barack Obama and other Democrats on fiscal responsibility Okay. Fair enough.  Wait – what's this? Freshman U.S. Rep. Joe … Read More

New Documentary Focuses On Life Of Eva Braun’s Late Husband

Ken AshfordHistoryLeave a Comment

NEW YORK—The History Channel announced Thursday it will air a new documentary this fall examining the life of the late husband of prewar German model and amateur photographer Eva Braun. "This film is a fascinating, in-depth look at a central figure in Eva Braun's life," said History Channel spokesman Charles Lansing, adding that the broadcast will feature more than 300 … Read More

Who’s Doing Well In This Economy?

Ken AshfordCorporate GreedLeave a Comment

Exxon!!!!! NEW YORK — Exxon (XOM) said Thursday that higher oil prices and improved refining margins boosted its second-quarter profits 41%. The largest publicly traded oil company reported earnings of $10.68 billion, or $2.18 per share, for the three months ended June 30. That compares with $7.56 billion, or $1.60 per share, for the same part of 2010. Revenue grew 36% to … Read More

HBO Documentary Looks At The “Hot Coffee” Case

Ken AshfordCourts/LawLeave a Comment

You've all heard about the klutzy woman who sued McDonald's because her coffee was hot when she spilt it on herself?  And how she won? That story is used repeatedly to show that lawyers are bad people who create frivilous and stupid lawsuits. A couple of years ago, I discussed the "McDonald's coffee" case, exposing it for what it actually … Read More

North Carolina To Possibly Consider Making Bigotry The Law This Week

Ken AshfordLocal Interest, Sex/Morality/Family ValuesLeave a Comment

North Carolina lawmakers might consider a state constitutional amendment that would ban all “recognition of same-sex marriages, civil unions, domestic partnerships and other public and private arrangements for same-sex couples” as early as Thursday, when legislators consider several unrelated measures: Their session rules allow them to consider only those and certain other topics, but, on Tuesday, Rep. Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) filed … Read More

Today’s Debt Ceiling Crisis Must-Read

Ken AshfordEconomy & Jobs & DeficitLeave a Comment

I like what Paul Krugman is saying today: The Cult That Is Destroying America Watching our system deal with the debt ceiling crisis — a wholly self-inflicted crisis, which may nonetheless have disastrous consequences — it’s increasingly obvious that what we’re looking at is the destructive influence of a cult that has really poisoned our political system. And no, I … Read More

Little Rock Arkansas Is Still Backwards, Apparently

Ken AshfordEducation, RaceLeave a Comment

Kymberly Wimberly has a huge disadvantage.  And it's not that she has a funny name that rhymes. She's a teenage mom. Still, she managed to stay in school.  In fact, she got only a single B in her 4 years at McGehee Secondary School, and loaded up on Honors and Advanced Placement classes. She had the best grades in her high … Read More

Beating The Heat

Ken AshfordYoutubeLeave a Comment

Dog discovers pool outside and thinks, "This would be awesome inside".  And can you blame him, with the heat?  He gets very determined.  

Yes, I Know Amy Winehouse Was In My Dead Pool

Ken AshfordIn PassingLeave a Comment

From my post dated December 9, 2010: There IS an actual "Dead Pool" game though.  What you do is pick ten famous people to die in 2011.  If they die, then you take 100 minus their age when they died.  So if someone 75 years old dies, you get 25 points. Someone 98 years old dies? Oh! That's a two … Read More