The Cuban Mistress Crisis

Ken AshfordElection 2016, Sex Scandals, Sex/Morality/Family ValuesLeave a Comment

The National Enquirer is reporting that Ted Cruz is hiding five different mistresses. Before you scoff, remember that the National Enquirer was right about Gary Hart’s affair, and John Edwards.  Others in (somewhat) more respectable media outlets seem to think it is accurate. COMING CLEAN: From what I know, at least 2 of the women named as Cruz mistresses by … Read More

On The Ashley Madison Hack

Ken AshfordCrime, Cybersecurity, Sex Scandals, Sex/Morality/Family Values, Social Media & Networking, Wiretapping & SurveillanceLeave a Comment

So, a few days ago, the website Ashley Madison was hacked and its 37 million customers could soon have their data leaked online by a crew calling themselves The Impact Team.  Ashley Madison, for the uninitiated, is a site that lets spouses cheat on their partners — kind of like a for adulterers. The Impact Team has threatened to release a … Read More

Gawker Is Imploding

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More fallout from this debacle: Tommy Craggs, the executive editor of Gawker Media, and Max Read, the editor-in-chief of, are resigning from the company. In letters sent today, Craggs and Read informed staff members that the managing partnership’s vote to remove a controversial post about the CFO of Condé Nast—a unprecedented act endorsed by zero editorial employees—represented an indefensible … Read More

Gawker Does The Right Thing . . . Too Little, Too Late Though

Ken AshfordRight Wing and Inept Media, Sex Scandals, Sex/Morality/Family ValuesLeave a Comment

I was going to write about a certain story, but I didn’t want to promote it.  Basically, the Gawker news site put a story up online about a certain person you have never heard.  And it doesn’t matter who it is.  But he is the brother of someone in Obama’s cabinet, and the CFO of a major publishing company. And … Read More

Some Sarah Word Salad

Ken AshfordGodstuff, Sex Scandals, Sex/Morality/Family ValuesLeave a Comment

Why isn’t the dialogue going right now towards hey, let’s get that law enforcement official — he or her — who released this file, this confidential. Who — who has been a victim, is a victim — would ever want to speak out and still be able to trust law enforcement that what they’re being told, with counselors and amongst … Read More

Duggar <> Dunham

Ken AshfordPopular Culture, Sex Scandals1 Comment

So Sarah Palin wrote this: [fb_embed_post href=”” width=”550″/] I worship this.  And because no Facebook post by Sarah Palin is ever complete without a moment of total monkeyfuck insanity, the best part is where she jabbers, “Such obvious double standards applied to equally relevant stories underestimate the wisdom of the public, discredit the press, and spit on the graves of … Read More

The Duggars Get Softball Interview

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Okay, the Duggars.  One word: ugh.  And I could add a lot more to that — about how they’re not really “owning” that their son molested their daughters — but they demonstrated that themselves in an interview with Duggar-friendly Megyn Kelly of Fox News.  Raw Story nails this: There was so much to dislike and be horrified by in Jim … Read More

Catching Up

Ken AshfordGay Marriage, In Passing, Popular Culture, Sex Scandals, Sex/Morality/Family Values, Women's IssuesLeave a Comment

The merry month of May is a busy one.  Fortunately, not a lot is happening news-wise upon which I feel the urge to pontificate at length.  However, I few tidbits are worth at least a passing mention: Yay, Ireland for the feckin’ landslide to legalize same-sex marriage.  Significant, I think, in light of the strong Catholic sentiment there.  Seems that Rome … Read More

Anthony Weiner’s Problem

Ken AshfordSex ScandalsLeave a Comment

Apparently, being busted for an online affair and forced to resign from Congress taught Anthony Weiner that he'd need to be more careful, and use an alter ego the next time he sent pictures of his equipment to women. So he used the name "Carlos Danger." It was bound to happen sooner or later: An anonymous woman has claimed to … Read More

The Petraeus Affair

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So let's get this straight: a woman who is a close friend of CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus and his wife triggers a FBI investigation of threatening emails from another woman, who is instantly found to have been engaged in an illicit sexual relationship with Petraeus, and apparently thought the first woman was a rival for the general's favor, although … Read More

Short Takes

Ken AshfordEnergy and Conservation, Gun Control, Immigration and Xenophobia, Popular Culture, Sex Scandals, Sex/Morality/Family Values, Tea PartyLeave a Comment

*  Britney Spears – who used to be famous – is engaged.  Uh, to be married.  Uh, again.  She's 16 years old still. * Naughty Republicans — the mayor of Grandaven, Mississippi for 14 years — a guy named Greg Davis — re-ran for mayor in 2008 on a family values platform.  You know where this is going, right?  He's in … Read More

Cain’s Newest Accuser

Ken AshfordElection 2012, Sex Scandals1 Comment

Responding to a fifth accuser, who claims that she and Herman Cain have had an on-and-off sexual relationship for 13 years, Cain said that he knew the woman and was trying to help her out financially, adding this on CNN yesterday:  I have no idea what it is that she's going to have to show proof.  Hmmm, let's see: She … Read More

Penn State Update

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Nothing to add except that Sandusky's interview with Bob Costas the other day was just plain oookey.  And I can't believe his lawyers saw any benefit to Sandusky for giving this interview, especially if he was going to say what he said. I mean, "Sure I showered naked and frolicked with little boys.  I mean, I like that.  But I didn't bang … Read More