The Horrible Things The Trump Administration Is Doing That Are Unrelated To Scandals

Ken AshfordClass Warfare, Corporate Greed, Economy & Jobs & Deficit, Occupy Wall Street, Trump & Administration, Women's IssuesLeave a Comment

Sometimes, you forget that these people are just plain evil: The Trump administration is moving to reverse Obama-era rules barring hunters on some public lands in Alaska from baiting brown bears with bacon and doughnuts and using spotlights to shoot mother black bears and cubs hibernating in their dens. The National Park Service issued a notice Monday of its intent … Read More

How To Message The Trump-Russia Scandal

Ken AshfordElection 2018, L'Affaire Russe, Trump & Administration, Women's IssuesLeave a Comment

Having written about The Navigator last month, I am glad to see that the second issue deals with how to talk about the Mueller scandal. Some quick takeaways: A majority of Americans — 59 percent — say that Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia and the 2016 campaign has not yet uncovered evidence of any crimes, even though in reality, Mueller … Read More

Breaking: Bill Cosby Guilty

Ken AshfordCourts/Law, Crime, Popular Culture, Sex Scandals, Women's IssuesLeave a Comment

BREAKING: Bill Cosby found guilty on all three counts of aggravated indecent assault of Andrea Constand — MSNBC (@MSNBC) April 26, 2018 BREAKING: Bill Cosby lashes out at prosecutor in expletive-laden tirade in courtroom after conviction in sexual assault retrial. — The Associated Press (@AP) April 26, 2018 During court discussion on whether Bill Cosby is flight risk, prosecutor … Read More

Time Person Of The Year: The Silence Breakers

Ken AshfordSex/Morality/Family Values, Women's IssuesLeave a Comment

The women featured on the cover include actress Ashley Judd, singer Taylor Swift, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, Visa lobbyist Adama Iwu, Mexican agricultural worker Isabel Pascual, and one woman whose face cannot be seen. First it was a story. Then a moment. Now, two months after women began to come forward in droves to accuse powerful men of sexual … Read More

Trump Finally Weighs In On Moore

Ken AshfordElection 2018, Political Scandals, Republicans, Sex Scandals, Sex/Morality/Family Values, Trump & Administration, Women's IssuesLeave a Comment

As for the open Alabama seat, Trump has remained unusually quiet, ignoring questions from reporters. But today, he couldn’t help himself. BREAKING: Trump discounts allegations against Republican Roy Moore and says, ‘We don’t need a liberal person in there.’ — AP Politics (@AP_Politics) November 21, 2017 This is worth noting because WH spokesperson Sarah Sanders had said on several occasions … Read More

Republican Hypocrisy Exhibit No 352

Ken AshfordCongress, Republicans, Sex Scandals, Women's IssuesLeave a Comment

Earlier this week, Republican Rep. Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania voted in favor of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which “would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy,” according to GovTrack. The congressman has been lauded by the Family Research Council, for his stance on abortion, as well as for family values, generally. He also has been endorsed by LifePAC, which … Read More

Ivanka Is Either A Fake Or Stupid On Equal Pay

Ken AshfordCorporate Greed, Trump & Administration, Women's IssuesLeave a Comment

A few months ago: #EqualPayDay is a reminder that women deserve equal pay for equal work. We must work to close the gender pay gap! — Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) April 4, 2017 From TPM: First daughter Ivanka Trump, who made wage equality and workplace protections for women one of her signature issues on the campaign trail and in her … Read More

The Hole Left By Bill O’Reilly Is Filled By Another Skeevy Guy

Ken AshfordRight Wing and Inept Media, Women's IssuesLeave a Comment

So with Bill O’Reilly out at Fox News, they’ve done some moving around of people, but they still need to promote talent to fill O’Reilly’s absence.  That guy is Jesse Watters, an O’Reilly protege of sorts (appearing on O’Reilly regularly). He’s not a pundit — more like Fox’s answer to a political humorist. Except he’s not funny.  Kind of a … Read More

The Culture At Fox News

Ken AshfordRight Wing and Inept Media, Sex/Morality/Family Values, Women's IssuesLeave a Comment

Apparently, someone unearthed an accusation of sexual harassment against Sean Hannity, and the accuser is a right wing pundit Debbie Schlussel, who apparently stands by the story but says it doesn’t rise to the level of sexual harassment, but she may sue Hannity anyway because he insulted her in his denial and…. Well, I’m just going to put this here. … Read More

Tantaros’ Complaint Against Fox News, O’Reilly, Ailes, and Others

Ken AshfordRight Wing and Inept Media, Sex Scandals, Sex/Morality/Family Values, Women's IssuesLeave a Comment

What kind of a place is Fox News?  These allegations keep on coming. Some excerpts: [C]ommencing in February 2016, Bill O’Reilly (“O’Reilly”), whom Tantaros had considered to be a good friend and a person from whom she sought career guidance, started sexually harassing her by, inter alia, (a) asking her to come to stay with him on Long Island where … Read More

Carlson Sues Ailes For Sexual Harassment At Fox News

Ken AshfordWomen's IssuesLeave a Comment

Fox News former anchor and host Gretchen Carlson, who departed the network just a few weeks ago, has filed a sex harassment lawsuit against Fox supremo Roger Ailes. For those who don’t follow the intricacies of the Fox News world, Carlson wasn’t just any talking head. She was a big star on the network. The facts alleged are about as … Read More

SCOTUS Strikes Down Oppressive Abortion Restrictions

Ken AshfordBreaking News, Constitution, Election 2016, Health Care, Sex/Morality/Family Values, Supreme Court, Women's IssuesLeave a Comment

This morning, the Supreme Court struck down parts of a restrictive Texas law that could have reduced the number of abortion clinics in the state to about 10 from what was once a high of roughly 40. The 5-to-3 decision was the court’s most sweeping statement on abortion rights since Planned Parenthood v. Casey in 1992. It applied a skeptical … Read More

The Letter To Her Attacker

Ken AshfordCrime, Women's IssuesLeave a Comment

On January 18, 2015, at about 1 a.m., two male Stanford graduate students were riding their bikes through campus when they spotted a man on top of a woman near a dumpster. The woman did not appear to be moving. The students approached the man, who fled, leaving the woman, unconscious and partially naked, on the ground. One of the … Read More

Abortion Charlatans

Ken AshfordGodstuff, Women's IssuesLeave a Comment

Sam Bee did a nice expose on the “crisis pregnancy centers” that pretend to be abortion clinics, but actually have a pro-life agenda. The word she neglects to use is…. FRAUD. We have our share of those places around here, too, and its only when you read the fine print that you realize it is a church-related place.