A ‘Funny’ coincidence 20 years later

Ken AshfordPersonal, TheatreLeave a Comment

Reprinted from the Winston-Salem Journal: By: LYNN FELDER | Special correspondent Published: April 29, 2012 "A Funny Thing Happened" 20 years ago at Twin City Stage — then the Little Theatre of Winston-Salem — and it's going to happen again Friday when "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" opens. What these two funny things have in common are actor Gray … Read More

Tinfoil Hat Stories We Love

Ken AshfordObama OppositionLeave a Comment

This from WND: Medical examiners in Los Angeles are investigating the possible poisoning death of one of their own officials who may have worked on the case of Andrew Breitbart, the conservative firebrand who died March 1, the same day Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced probable cause for forgery in President Obama’s birth certificate. Andrew Breitbart died on the day that loony Arizona … Read More

Freedom Tower Passes The Empire State Building Today

Ken AshfordRandom MusingsLeave a Comment

The new tower at the World Trade Center site is scheduled to become the tallest building in New York City today. As long as the weather cooperates, the tower will surpass the 1,250-foot Empire State Building at 2 p.m. on its way to a final height of 1,776 feet. “It’s wonderful,” Mayor Bloomberg said Sunday. “It’s taken a long time. … Read More

Bigotry On The Ballot

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

NYT editors weigh in on Amendment One: North Carolina already has a law barring same-sex marriage, but the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature is not satisfied. It devised a measure to enshrine this obvious discrimination in the State Constitution and placed it on the ballot of the state’s May 8 primary election — a test of tolerance versus bigotry that ought to … Read More

Is This A Bad Ad?

Ken AshfordElection 2012, Obama OppositionLeave a Comment

Karl Rove's PAC put this ad out this week.  It's saying that the president is being "cool" while all these problems are going on.   Um…. I think it makes Obama look good.  I don't think anyone (except those who hate Obama no matter what) is going to believe that Obama has spent the last 3 years singing. And highlighting … Read More

Enterprise In NYC

Ken AshfordIn PassingLeave a Comment

The retired space shuttle Enterprise did a buzz of NYC on its way to its final resting place.  This made for some good photos today.  Two of my faves: That said, I think this photo is a fake.  How can you get the Statue of Liberty AND the Empire State building in one shot?

Yes On Amendment One Still Ahead, But Weaker

Ken AshfordConstitution, Local Interest, Polls, Sex/Morality/Family ValuesLeave a Comment

A new Public Policy Polling poll shows that support for North Carolina’s discriminatory Amendment One continues to fall, standing now at 54 percent down from 58 percent a month ago. Opposition is also at its highest at 40 percent, but many voters are still confused about just what the Amendment does, with 10 percent believing it actually legalizes same-sex marriage instead of banning all … Read More

Newt Gingrich Speaks Out For Amendment One

Ken AshfordConstitution, Election 2012, Local Interest, Sex/Morality/Family ValuesLeave a Comment

Transcript: Blah blah blah Saul Alinsky blah blah blah Preamble to the Declaration of Independence says the Creator hates gay people blah blah blah guns are great for defending the home blah blah blah blah blah Marriage between a man and a woman is at the heart of our civilization. It’s a belief that is now under attack, yet it’s … Read More

Obama Needs More Backbone

Ken AshfordConstitution, Election 2012, Local Interest, Obama Opposition, Sex/Morality/Family ValuesLeave a Comment

Obama is in North Carolina again today.  He's speaking at UNC to talk about college loans…. But President Obama is not expected to touch the subject when he appears in Chapel Hill on Tuesday — even though it is roiling the electorate there…. His delicate sidestep of Amendment One, a ballot initiative to be decided May 8 that would recognize marriage between a man … Read More

The Future Is Here, Rose

Ken AshfordConstitution, Local Interest, Sex/Morality/Family ValuesLeave a Comment

From today's Letters To The Editor of the Winston-Salem Journal (emphasis added): The civil-rights argument for gay marriage is a smokescreen ("Same-sex marriage a civil-rights issue, Barber says," April 18). Gay marriage has nothing whatsoever to do with civil rights. Does anyone really believe if the "marriage amendment" is defeated on May 8, we will not soon see gay marriage … Read More

How The Romneys Are Doing

Ken AshfordElection 2012Leave a Comment

You'll be glad to know that Mitt Romney's wife's horse, Rafalca, rose from 17th to 15th place in the freestyle portion of the World Cup Dressage Finals in the Netherlands. So what about you other stay-at-home moms out there?  How is your horse doing?

Late To The Party (But It’s Nice You Finally Came Around)

Ken AshfordEducation, Godstuff, Sex/Morality/Family ValuesLeave a Comment

Well, it looks like evangelicals can't avoid the big fat pregnant truth when it kicks them in the ass: The statistics, some evangelicals say, can no longer be ignored. Eighty percent of young evangelicals have engaged in premarital sex, according to a new video from the National Association of Evangelicals. and almost a third of evangelicals' unplanned pregnancies end in … Read More

Mitt Still Engaging In Projection

Ken AshfordElection 2012Leave a Comment

Romney's attacks on Obama are clearly insane: Mitt Romney said on Thursday that President Barack Obama is partially to blame for a recent scandal over excessive spending at the General Services Administration because he takes "elaborate vacations." "I think the example starts at the top," Romney told National Review Online in an interview published Friday. "People have to see that the … Read More

Thank You, BP

Ken AshfordEnvironment & Global Warming & EnergyLeave a Comment

Remember that oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?  That was nasty, huh?  Good thing that's all over and done with.  Except not…. Dr. Jim Cowan, with Louisiana State University’s Department of Oceanography, spoke to Al Jazeera recently and described the regular complaints he gets from fishermen, who often warn of deformed sea life like eyeless shrimp, crabs without claws, fish whose hearts … Read More