Trump’s Foreign Policy: Bad, Incoherent But Not Novel

Ken AshfordElection 2016, Foreign AffairsLeave a Comment

Trump gave a rambling, incoherent and contradictory speech on Wednesday on foreign policy, that was notable because it was a prepared speech which he read off the teleprompter.  That means he actually thought about what he was going to say, and it still came out horribly.  And almost everyone agrees.  Here’s Lindsey Graham’s tweets: Trump’s theme was “America First”, a slogan which … Read More

Serious Ratf*cking

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Wikipedia: Ratfucking is an American slang term for political sabotage or dirty tricks. It was first brought to public attention by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein in their book All the President’s Men. Here’s what The Hill is reporting: Multiple Facebook pages supporting Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders were abruptly removed from the social media network late last night following … Read More

Five Primaries Today

Ken AshfordElection 2016Leave a Comment

Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Maryland, and Rhode Island. The delegates in each state are distributed proportionately on the Democratic side.  Expect Clinton to widen her lead in each state and overall. On the Republican side, the states delegate count methods vary, but this will be a good evening for Trump. The media is breathless about Cruz and Kasich creating an alliance … Read More

Is Trump Being Himself? Or Is It An Act?

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As the New York Times reported on Friday: Donald J. Trump’s newly installed campaign chief sought to assure members of the Republican National Committee on Thursday night that Mr. Trump recognized the need to reshape his persona and that his campaign would begin working with the political establishment that he has scorned to great effect. Addressing about 100 committee members … Read More

Tim Robbins Needs A Time Out

Ken AshfordElection 2016Leave a Comment

Hey NYTimes, CNN. Are you saying that 2+2=5? Are you really OK supporting a candidate with these numbers?#VoterFraud — Tim Robbins (@TimRobbins1) April 25, 2016 So there’s that.  Tim Robbins thinks there is voter fraud because exit polls don’t match with actual results. Never mind that historically, exit polls are usually pretty inaccurate.  And never mind how 10% of … Read More

Voter ID Upheld In NC

Ken AshfordVoter Suppression & Voter SecurityLeave a Comment

The New York Times reports: “North Carolina’s voter identification law requires people to display one of six credentials, such as a driver’s license or passport, before casting a ballot. Those who cannot may complete a “reasonable impediment declaration” and cast a provisional ballot. “Although critics of the law said that the voter identification standard was a cloaked effort to disenfranchise … Read More

Breaking: Today’s Mass Murder

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Peeples OH: Several fatalities have been reported in shootings at multiple locations on Union Hill Road in Pike County just northeast of Peebles, according to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Two adults and five children have been shot to death, according to Pastor Phil Fulton of the nearby Union Hill Church. The number of fatalities is unconfirmed.  Also unconfirmed … Read More

Breaking: RIP Prince

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Shock. Prince was 57.  Police are investigating the death at his estate in Carver County, Minnesota. Earlier this month, he said he wasn’t feeling well, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, and canceled at least one concert in the city. Some days later, he took the stage in Atlanta to perform. After that concert, the singer’s plane made an emergency landing, the … Read More

Why I Am An Elitist

Ken AshfordElection 2016Leave a Comment

I’ve been called an “elitist”, which is a nice way of saying “snob”. And I totally fess up to being an elitist.  I do.  I think the masses are dolts.  Look at the Republican Party.  The candidates being thrown up as the leaders did not come from a bunch of party regulars smoking cigars in the back room.  They were elected … Read More

Titanic Sinks In Real Time

Ken AshfordHistoryLeave a Comment

It’s hard to imagine what it felt like to be on the RMS Titanic after the ship struck an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean more than a century ago. But a new game aims to put you as close as possible. The game, called “Titanic: Honor and Glory,” follows a fictional character named Owen Robert Morgan,…

Pity Ted

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Ted Cruz sent out the fundraising letter a couple of days ago: Poor poor man  He wants to be the most powerful man in the world, and it’s HARD! Elizabeth Warren laid into him: Honestly, Cruz could not have teed it up better if he tried.

The Tubman Freakout

Ken AshfordHistory, Race, Right Wing Punditry/IdiocyLeave a Comment

Seriously? That’s Fox’s Greta Van Susteren saying that Obama is needlessly “dividing the country” by replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20, with Harriet Tubman. Has this woman lost her mind?  Dividing the country between who and who? Or is it personal (she does resemble Jackson)? Then, Van Susteren had a suggestion as to how the Obama administration could have avoided “dividing the country”: … Read More