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Entries from November 2007

McConnell the Grim Reaper – Video Update

November 30th, 2007 · 1 Comment

If you thought hearing Mitch McConnell call himself the Grim Reaper was hilarious? Wait for it. Wait. We’ve got video of McConnell referring to himself as the Grim Reaper in front of the Federalist Society:

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Tags: Corruption · Humor · Mitch McConnell

Silly Drama Over Roger Noe

November 30th, 2007 · Comments Off

Some Democrats and Republicans are blowing discussion of the special election for the 30th Senate District out of proportion and are getting into an unnecessary huff over Roger Noe. Noe, for those unaware, is the favorite to get the Democratic nod to take over Daniel Mongiardo’s seat in the state senate. This is a time [...]

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Tags: Dan Mongiardo · Eastern Kentucky · Senate · Special Election

Ernest Lee Still Crying Wolf

November 29th, 2007 · Comments Off

While we’re on this kick of Ernie kick about exit interviews we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share the latest from Joe Biesk of the Associated Press. Biesk asked Ernie about the blanket pardon of his co-conspirators only to hear that it was ‘the right thing to do.’ Along with some whining about Stumbo. [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Ernie Fletcher · Greg Stumbo · Mainstream

Fletcher Shooting Self in the Foot, Exit Interviews Lacking

November 29th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Like we reported a couple days ago Ernie Fletcher handpicked a few journalists to meet with privately. We have since learned these journalists were called to Frankfort because they were granted exit interviews with the governor. No Mark Hebert, no Ronnie Ellis, no Bill Goodman. Greg Stotelmyer from WTVQ in Lexington was one of the [...]

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Tags: Ernie Fletcher · Journalism · Mainstream Mistake

Jim King Update: Damage Control?

November 29th, 2007 · 2 Comments

We reported yesterday that Democratic Louisville Metro Councilman Jim King attended a fundraiser for Mitch McConnell the evening prior. After taking some heat, it appears, Councilman King has said he does not support McConnell or the war in Iraq. King now says he was present at the event (without contributing) because three of his friends/business [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Hypocrisy · Mitch McConnell · Spotted

Beshear Appoints State Police Commissioner

November 28th, 2007 · Comments Off

Governor-elect Steve Beshear has appointed Rodney Brewer as Commissioner of the Kentucky State Police. Contrary to the spin you hear from Republican mouthpieces, Brewer isn’t being appointed because he’s merely a friend of Beshear. Here’s a link to Brewer’s resume so you can see just how qualified he is. His resume details his extensive law [...]

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Tags: Law Enforcement · Steve Beshear

McConnell Calls Himself “Grim Reaper”

November 28th, 2007 · Comments Off

Mitch McConnell gave an address to the Federalist Society at its National Lawyers Convention on November 16. It was a typical McConnell speech about interpreting law, not making law… about doing everything to keep the Democratic legislature down and the rest of the country from edging toward progress. As reported last week by BlueGrassRoots, McConnell [...]

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Tags: Congress · Humor · Mitch McConnell · Senate

Prominent Louisville Democrat Supporting McConnell

November 28th, 2007 · 4 Comments

It may be commonplace for Larry Bisig, owner of Bisig Communications, to host a fundraiser for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. And it’s no shocker that business magnates like Todd Blue, Gus Goldsmith, Patti Swope and snake oil salesman Jim Host would serve as co-hosts for the event. What may come as a surprise to [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Hypocrisy · Mitch McConnell · Spotted

Tuesday Propaganda: Dept of the GOP Is Always Hunting Hillary

November 28th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Don’t waste your time. Former Lt. Gov. Steve Henry and his former Miss America wife, Heather French Henry, will be guests on Kentucky Life “Christmas 2007″ on KET December 22. They’ll be giving a tour of the Rosemary Clooney House… we mean the house filled with all of Heather’s crap in Augusta (not Maysville as [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Ernie Fletcher · Heather French Henry · Humor · Mitch McConnell · Stats · Steve Henry

Jim Waters: The good faces of education shouldn’t get a nose job – Updated

November 28th, 2007 · Comments Off

This week Jim Waters focuses on the state of public education in Kentucky and the recently passed selection of Commissioner of Education Jon Draud. While the story is a week old (because we wouldn’t want to compete with antiquated print operations we enjoy) it’s worth a read. Not even a mention of school vouchers or [...]

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Tags: Education · Jim Waters