40 Years Ago Today

Ken AshfordHistoryLeave a Comment

This was one of the iconic photos of the Vietnam War. Learn about what happened to Kim Phuc (the girl in the photo burning from napalm) here. Spoiler Alert:

Sitting Beside Michelle Bachmann On The Plane

Ken AshfordRepublicansLeave a Comment

Some girl named Penny had a fun flight today (via Wonkette): Oh, DO tell…. You can read the full Twitter saga here. “Penny” identifies this group as the weirdo cabal behind the book Bachmann is reading.  Its authors include this guy (link to his profile at SPLC)

Republicans In NC Legislature Solve Global Warming Problem

Ken AshfordEnvironment & Global Warming & Energy, Local InterestLeave a Comment

North Carolina Republicans have come up with a novel strategy to combat a future threatened by a rise in sea levels, which scientists agree will continue to accelerate thanks to global warming: Pass a law pretending it won't happen: The bill has not yet been introduced, but the language in the version being circulated would make the Division of Coastal Management the only … Read More

Two Republican-Appointed Judges Strike Down DOMA

Ken AshfordBreaking News, Sex/Morality/Family ValuesLeave a Comment

BREAKING…. A three judge panel of The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit just handed down a decision declaring the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. Notably, the panel included Judges Juan Torruella and Michael Boudin, both of whom are Republican appointees. Judge Boudin, who authored the opinion, is one of the most highly regarded judges in … Read More

Can Fox Get Any More Blatant?

Ken AshfordElection 2012, Right Wing and Inept MediaLeave a Comment

This isn't a political ad produced by Romney or one of the pro-Romney pacs. This 4 minute film was produced and shown on Fox News.  In fact, it starts off with a graphic that reads, “Fox & Friends Presents.”   “The ad presented on ‘Fox & Friends’ was virtually indistinguishable from the sort of campaign videos regularly produced by Republican presidential … Read More

Quote Of The Day

Ken AshfordBloggingLeave a Comment

I love Tbogg: For those who haven’t been following it (and why should you?) a group of B & C-list bloggers (a “bother of bloggers“) got together to wage bloggy jihad on Kimberlin and, in the process, have elevated him in the spookhouse of their minds into Professor Moriarty/Emmanuel Goldstein/ the ‘beast’ in Lord of the Flies/Lord Voldemort/the 12th Cylon or … Read More

Hell, Yes

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<A href="http://www.bing.com/videos/browse?mkt=en-us&vid=aa88f4cc-9d41-43e4-8ad3-186317750e2b&from=shareembed-syndication&src=v5:embed:syndication:&from=shareembed-syndication" _mce_href="http://www.bing.com/videos/browse?mkt=en-us&amp;vid=aa88f4cc-9d41-43e4-8ad3-186317750e2b&amp;from=shareembed-syndication&amp;src=v5:embed:syndication:&amp;from=shareembed-syndication" target="_new" title="'Les Miserables' movie teaser">Video: 'Les Miserables' movie teaser</A>  

The Romney-Trump Bromance

Ken AshfordElection 2012Leave a Comment

I'm not sure this is the best use of Obama ad dollars…   …but I think the question is relevant.  Why is Romney hanging with the Donald?  The answer, of course, is money, but surely even the Romney campaign must understand that whatever financial benefits Trump gives them is counterweighed by the "ugh" factor that comes from the moderates and … Read More

Weekend Protest of Pastor Worley

Ken AshfordGodstuff, Sex/Morality/Family ValuesLeave a Comment

CNN reports that between 1,500 and 2,000 showed up to protest the comments made by Pastor Worley two weeks ago from the pulpit of the Providence Road Baptist in Maiden, North Carolina.  By the way, the CNN article has my favorite quote of the day: Some church members, who declined to give their names, said his words had been taken out … Read More

Obama And Gay Marriage

Ken AshfordElection 2012, Polls1 Comment

You know, I thought that when Obama came out for gay marriage a few weeks back, he did it to get the issue out of the way (and perhaps, in part, because Biden opened the door and put the issue front-and-center).  I thought he would come out for it, and then move on. But he's actually running on it as … Read More