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Entries from August 2007

Daily Scary Briefing Dept.

August 31st, 2007 · Comments Off

From the Everybody is Freaking Out About Gays in the Restroom Dept. Are you suffering from public-restroom closet-case gay-sex hysteria? Welcome to America’s newest freakout. ABC News can help! [ABC] Rational thinking. Steve Beshear believes the decision of offering domestic partner benefits should be left up to universities. Who knew the gays shouldn’t be excluded [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Ernie Fletcher · Greg Stumbo · Kentucky Business · Mainstream · Mainstream Mistake · Steve Beshear · The Gays

What? MORE Vets for Freedom Crap? Right here at home.

August 31st, 2007 · 1 Comment

Page One has learned that AIPAC will host a fundraiser at tax-exempt, partially taxpayer-funded Jewish Hospital in downtown Louisville on September 10. Its “honored” guest will be none other than Dan Senor, original architect and spokesperson for the Iraq debacle who disbanded the Iraqi army and “lost” $6 Billion. The same Dan Senor who was [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Iraq · Veterans

Beshear on Family

August 30th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Earlier today, Steve Beshear released his latest ad: He touts family values, his religious faith, and desires for all children to have health care. Finally some substance without mentioning casinos. What’s next? Where’s Dr. Dan? He’s hugely popular and it leaves us wondering why he’s yet to be featured as part of the ticket he’s [...]

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Tags: Election 2007 · Ernie Fletcher · Steve Beshear

Introducing Jim Waters: Jay Walking

August 30th, 2007 · 2 Comments

This week, Steve Beshear released his ideas for solving our educational woes. It’s not a problem that can be solved, but something politicians have to give regular and constant attention. Beshear’s got some good ideas, but no policy can ensure that high school graduates know the basics. Still, despite millions spent with the idea of [...]

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Tags: Education · Jim Waters

Jody Richards: Sellout

August 30th, 2007 · Comments Off

Why is it Stephen George is the only journalist to discuss Jody Richards‘ failure and public humiliation of the Commonwealth? Richards sold out to Peabody and, as George reports, called its energy incentive give-away an “environmental protection bill.” How batshit crazy must one be in order to refer to the $300 million stash Peabody is [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Jody Richards · Jonathan Miller · Kentucky Business · Mainstream Mistake · Peabody

As the dog days near an end

August 30th, 2007 · Comments Off

Surprised? Ethics complaint against Williams dropped. Think it could have something to do with two of those Ethics members being county contacts during the merit scandal? [PolWatchers, BGR] Update: As a reader pointed out, there’s no connection because we’ve confused the Executive Branch Ethics Commission and the Legislative Branch. That may be why there’s no [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Ernie Fletcher · Iraq · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell

It’s Raining Men!

August 30th, 2007 · 4 Comments

An intrepid reporter sent us an e-mail this morning with some very important questions about toilet cruising Senator Larry Craig and his wide stance. They suggested we ask them of various congress critters around Kentucky. “Should a congressman have to resign over a game of footsie?” “Have you been to the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport [...]

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Tags: Intrepid Reporter · Mainstream · The Gays

Pssst. Do something!

August 30th, 2007 · Comments Off

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Tags: Corruption

Exclusive: Fletcher & Beshear Take on Poverty

August 29th, 2007 · Comments Off

A few days ago Page One asked Kentucky’s gubernatorial candidates what they would do to eradicate poverty. We asked that the candidates respond with specific solutions for eradicating poverty without resorting to personal attacks and without bringing gambling into the discussion. We’re pretty sure there’s been enough bickering without any solid conversation about the issues [...]

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Tags: Andy Barr · Election 2007 · Ernie Fletcher · Poverty · Steve Beshear

Getting Something Right

August 29th, 2007 · 12 Comments

Fletcher, Kentucky and the Appalachian Regional Commission finally get something right. We’re finally offering grants to develop adventure tourism in Eastern Kentucky! The state is making $623,000 available for grants of about $20,000 each for counties to generate so-called adventure tourism, Gov. Ernie Fletcher announced Tuesday. The money can be used to plan facilities. The [...]

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Tags: Eastern Kentucky · Ernie Fletcher · Jobs · Kentucky Tourism