Perry’s Out & Other Tidbits

Ken AshfordBreaking News, Election 2012Leave a Comment

According to sources…. … oh, and rather than losing to Romney by 8 votes in Iowa, Rick Santorum actually won there by 34 votes  … oh, and Marianne Gingritch, who once boasted that she could end her ex-husband's campaign with a single interview, has sat down for a two-hour interview with ABC… to be aired Monday (after South Carolina).  I … Read More

Not Again

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Shots fired on Virginia Tech campus. UPDATE:  Here’s the latest from Virginia Tech’s website: Suspect remains at large. A police officer has been shot. A potential second victim is reported at the Cage lot. Stay indoors. Secure in place.

Earthquake? (Why, Yes)

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Up on the 16th floor.  I was bouncing a little. UPDATE:  They're evacuating buildings in D.C.  Facebook is going nuts. The map below shows self-reports of who felt it and where: 5.9 is the official number.  It was a shallow quake, which is why it was felt up and now the Eastern seaboard.   UPDATE:  Jeez, my mother in New … Read More

Breaking: Walker Opinion On Prop 8 Upheld

Ken AshfordBreaking News, Constitution, Courts/Law, Sex/Morality/Family ValuesLeave a Comment

WSJ: SAN FRANCISCO—A federal judge has upheld a gay judge's ruling to strike down California's same-sex marriage ban. Chief U.S. District Judge James Ware said Tuesday that former Chief Judge Vaughn Walker did not have to divulge whether he wanted to marry his own gay partner before he declared last year that voter-approved marriage ban was unconstitutional. Lawyers for backers … Read More

Mystery Solved

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This seems to be the explanation for that "mystery missle": it was merely a jet going across the sky, but due to the angle, the contrail only looked vertical. See? Look at this: That's not a photo of the November 3 "mystery missile".  Rather, it's from December 31, 2009.  And it's the same thing going on.  Just a jet. It's all … Read More

Disconcerting Missile Off California

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The story so far: A massive ballistic missile streaking across the sky off the coast of California last night. Anyone want to claim it? Because the U.S. military says it's not theirs. A news helicopter for CBS station KCBS captured stunning video of what appeared to be a missile launch 35 miles off the California coast, just north of Catalina Island. The video shows a giant streak … Read More

Here We Go Again? — Breaking News: Another Oil Rig Explosion

Ken AshfordBreaking News, Disasters, Energy and Conservation, Environment & Global Warming & EnergyLeave a Comment

Lovely: An oil rig has exploded 80 miles off the coast of Louisiana, with 12 people overboard and one missing, the Coast Guard said Thursday morning. UPDATE:  The rig is owned by Mariner Energy.  And leased to….???  Well, we don't know yet. UPDATE #2:  It bears mentioning that this is NOT a deep-sea oil well, unlike BP's Deepwater Horizon, and reports are … Read More

Discovery Channel Bomb Guy

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UPDATE:  From 2008, someone caught a Youtube video of a protester outside the Discovery building, throwing money.  Yes, the money-thrower is apparently the same dude. UPDATE:  Some posts about Lee and his earlier protests.  View it soon before the site crashes. UPDATE:  From 2008, a blurb about his arrest following an unarmed protest of Discovery. *** It started at 1:00 pm EST.  The … Read More

Ted Stevens Dead?

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Former Senator Ted Stevens, the embattled and clearly corrupt Alaskan politician best known for spearheading the pork-filled "Bridge To Nowhere" and engaging in other self-serving business deals, may have been a victim in a plane crash this morning in Alaska. The plane may have been heading for, ironically, the Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage. UPDATE:  CBS News via Twitter … Read More