The Marketing of Terri Schiavo

Ken AshfordAssisited Suicide/Schiavo, RepublicansLeave a Comment

This is the "urgent message" sent out by Randell Terry: Dear Friend, It is unthinkable… like some dark scenario in a horror movie… but true. An innocent, disabled woman is now being starved to death. Her food and water were suspended on Friday afternoon. […] Even if Congress does pass a bill and President Bush signs it, it will only … Read More

GOP Rapes Terri

Ken AshfordAssisited Suicide/Schiavo, RepublicansLeave a Comment

It does.  There is no better way to say it.  Republican politicians don’t care about HER — but about their agenda and Election Day 2006.  In fact, they are so concerned about getting re-elected that they will trod over a dying woman, a dead child, and their own values.  Doubt me?  Read on. First of all, let’s read a little … Read More

The Party of “No”

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The Republicans keep voting against the American people. Republicans Vote No on Providing Rail Service to Millions of Americans. Senate Republicans voted no on the Byrd amendment to provide funding for Amtrak. The amendment called for an increase in funding for Amtrak by $1 billion. The amendment failed 46-52. [RC 51, S. Amdt. 158 to S. Con. Res. 18, 3/16/05] … Read More

How To Write Like Conservatives

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From the Tufts Daily (which I used write for): How to write like conservatives by Steven Ward In honor of Ann Coulter’s visit to Tufts last night, here are some helpful hints for all of you aspiring right-wing pundits out there. Follow these carefully, and soon you too could be a syndicated columnist dumbing down political discourse in the pages … Read More

Top Twenty Worst Americans

Ken AshfordBlogging, Democrats, Republicans3 Comments

Several blogs were surveyed and asked to list, in order, the twenty worst figures in American history. Here are the results for right-winger bloggers, as tallied here: Honorable Mentions: Ted Bundy (5), Jane Fonda (5), John Wayne Gacy (5), John Walker Lindh (5), Joe McCarthy (5), Michael Moore (5), Boss Tweed (5) 17) Franklin Delano Roosevelt (6)17) John Walker (6)17) … Read More

Hypocrisy of the Right – Part II

Ken AshfordBlogging, Republicans, Right Wing Punditry/IdiocyLeave a Comment

Eason Jordon believed that U.S. soldiers were targetting journalists. Ann "It’s Time for the New McCarthyism" Coulter wants U.S. soldiers to target journalists. Eason Jordon’s statement is made in a closed-door symposium with relatively few listeners. He retracts it almost immediately. Ann Coulter’s statement was made on national television to untold millions of listeners. She never retracts it. Eason Jordon … Read More

F-Word Used To Describe The Bush Administration

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The F-word in question? "Fascism". And who is saying it? Conservatives. Specifically, The American Conservative magazine. Here is the money paragraph: And yet the very fact that the f-word can be seriously raised in an American context is evidence enough that we have moved into a new period. The invasion of Iraq has put the possibility of the end to … Read More

Right Blogosphere vs. Left Blogosphere

Ken AshfordBlogging, Democrats, RepublicansLeave a Comment

Chris Bowers at MyDD has an excellant post comparing the right wing political blogosphere with the left wing political blogosphere. It is worth a study, not just a mere read, so do it. The basic thrust is this: The left wing blogosphere gets more traffic The left wing blogosphere has been more influential in affecting actual political change (raising money … Read More

Contract Ripped Up

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In 1994, the Republicans created their "Contract With America". One of the purposes of the Contract was "To restore accountability to Congress. To end its cycle of scandal and disgrace. To make us all proud again of the way free people govern themselves." Why did they write that? Because at the time, there were many GOP complaints about Democrat Dan … Read More

Why Do The Facts Hate America?

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I think the whole meme that "we got bad intelligence" rings hollow when you have a White House that is uninterested in ACTUAL reality, and more interested in ITS version of reality. Check out this article (not online, but reprinted in part here from The American Conservative Magazine): On Sept. 28, at the Vice President’s request, the Agency provided a … Read More

Bush Supporters Are More Likely To Be . . . er . . . Wrong

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It’s true, according to this study. For example . . . Even after the final report of Charles Duelfer to Congress saying that Iraq did not have a significant WMD program, 72% of Bush supporters continue to believe that Iraq had actual WMD (47%) or a major program for developing them (25%). Fifty-six percent assume that most experts believe Iraq … Read More