Here Come The Guns

Ken AshfordBreaking News, Constitution, Gun Control, Supreme Court2 Comments

Minutes ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion which makes the Second Amendment applicable to states and municipalities.  This is big. A quick background.  The U.S. Constitution applies to the federal government (what it can and can't do).  The rights protected by the Bill of Rights (freedom of speech, etc.) don't necessarily apply to states and municipalities unless and until … Read More

Drilling Ban Lifted By Dead British Googly Eyed Comedian

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

Bloomberg: A New Orleans federal judge lifted the six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling imposed by President Barack Obama following the largest oil spill in U.S. history. Obama temporarily halted all drilling in waters deeper than 500 feet on May 27 to give a presidential commission time to study improvements in the safety of offshore operations. Government lawyers told U.S. District … Read More

Abby Spotted

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Going to be a while before they can rescue her, but at least they located her:   Looks like her mast is gone, which means she's virtually powerless.

Ominous Blog Post

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LATEST UPDATE:  She's fine. Abby's Blog — Entry dated Wednesday, June 9, 2010: The wind is beginning to pick up. It is back up to 20 knots and I am expecting that by midnight tonight I could have 35-50 knots with gusts to 60 so I am off to sleep before it really picks up. That's the end of the … Read More

Here We Go Again: Another NYC Bomb?

Ken AshfordBreaking News, War on Terrorism/TortureLeave a Comment

BREAKING 1:34 pm….. 47th Street in NYC is being evacuated due to suspicious package…. UPDATE 1:36 pm…. CNN says all of Times Square is being evacuated UPDATE 1:55 pm…  It's a suspicious cooler outside the Marriott…. or is it? UPDATE 2:18 pm…  Opening back up.  Must have been, well, a cooler.  Apparently, a robot was deployed…. It was kind of … Read More

Finally, Some Accountability Against Financial Firms

Ken AshfordBreaking News, Economy & Jobs & DeficitLeave a Comment

Breaking News: Washington, D.C., April 16, 2010 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Goldman, Sachs & Co. and one of its vice presidents for defrauding investors by misstating and omitting key facts about a financial product tied to subprime mortgages as the U.S. housing market was beginning to falter. The SEC alleges that Goldman Sachs structured and marketed … Read More

Thoughts On The Austin Texas Plane Guy

Ken AshfordBreaking News1 Comment

After reading his suicide note, conveniently posted online here (until it gets removed) it seems to me that this guy, while somewhat literate, simply isn't very smart. The suicide note (which I've copied and pasted below the fold in case it goes away from the original site) is one long screed — mostly anti-government, and in particular, anti-IRS (which would explain why … Read More

After 37 Minute Deliberation, Jury Finds Roeder Guilty of First Degree Murder

Ken AshfordBreaking News, Crime, Women's IssuesLeave a Comment

Breaking news: WICHITA, Kan. – A man who says he killed prominent Kansas abortion provider Dr. George Tiller to protect unborn children has been convicted of murdering the doctor. A jury deliberated for 37 minutes Friday before finding Scott Roeder  guilty of premeditated, first-degree murder. The 51-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man faces a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment with the … Read More

NY: No To Gay Marriage

Ken AshfordBreaking News, Sex/Morality/Family Values1 Comment

The New York State Senate just voted against legalizing same-sex marriage in a 34-28 vote.  It had previously passes the NY Assembly 88-51. New York would have become the sixth state, and the most populous, to allow same-sex couples to get married. And it would have been the first to grant full marriage rights from a standing start, without having first granted … Read More

Breaking News: More Mass Shootings

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In downtown Orlando (Gateway Center, if that means anything to you).  Live local news video fee here. 8 shooting victims.  Shooter not caught. 1:06 pm — Interviewed woman says it was a male disgruntled (fired) co-worker of hers.  Police stopped the interview though. 1:44 pm — Suspect's name is Jason Rodriguez.  He's on the loose, driving a silver Nissan SUV.  … Read More