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Entries from December 2007

BGR hosts the 2007 Bluegrass Rooties

December 31st, 2007 · Comments Off

From BlueGrassRoots, “Ok, the votes have been tallied, the chads punched, the butterflies balloted. It’s time to document the highlights and lowlights, the heroes and villains of this foul year of our lord, 2007. Here are the winners of the 2007 Bluegrass Rooties!!!” The original BGR has revealed the Rootie winners of 2007. Hilarious. With [...]

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Tags: Humor

Legal Defense Fund Transparency Two Months Late

December 31st, 2007 · 2 Comments

Remember that legal defense fund of Ernie Fletcher’s that he so fervently refused to discuss? He’s due to report the names of contributors to that fund on January 10. A full two months after the election. A full two months after that information would have been useful. Rep. Darryl Owens and others in Frankfort are [...]

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Tags: Ernie Fletcher · Steve Beshear

Is the southeastern Kentucky fix in?

December 31st, 2007 · 3 Comments

Could the fix be in for the 30th State Senate district’s special election? That’s what Democrats in southeastern Kentucky are alleging. Turns out just four Democrats will select the Party’s nominee for Senate and no one is happy about it. And now the party’s nominee selection process is under fire, as some — including one [...]

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Tags: Dan Mongiardo · Eastern Kentucky · Special Election · Steve Beshear

New Year’s Eve Oh Snap Update Dept

December 31st, 2007 · 1 Comment

Jim Cauley, Beshear’s campaign manager and Chief of Staff, to temporarily head the Governor’s Office of Local Development. Naturally, it only took an hour for blog commenters to start throwing wag the dog accusations. We suggest holding criticism for the actual commissioner who will be named to replace Cauley. [PolWatchers] Railing on Kentucky’s budget crisis [...]

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Tags: Budget · Gambling · Hypocrisy · Jody Richards · Mainstream · Steve Beshear

Ben Chandler on Progress, Iraq, Mexicans

December 30th, 2007 · 5 Comments

Ben Chandler wrote a glowing op-ed for the Georgetown News-Graphic today. A glowing op-ed about himself and all of his caving to Republicans throughout 2007. Lots of talk of “crucial bills”. Terra-ism and Eye-rack. Yep, Iraq. He actually mentioned it publicly. But failed to mention the many times he’s given in to Republican pressures. Or [...]

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Tags: Ben Chandler · FEAR! · Iraq

Beshear Announces Special Election Date

December 28th, 2007 · Comments Off

Finally! Governor Steve Beshear has issued the writ of election for the 30th district senate seat vacated by Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo and the 95th district house seat vacated by Brandon Spencer. The elections will take place on February 5, 2008. Nominations for candidates must be named by each party’s exec committee by January 8. [...]

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Tags: Dan Mongiardo · Eastern Kentucky · Greg Stumbo · Jody Richards · Special Election · Steve Beshear

Rumors on the Internets: Almost 2008 Edition

December 28th, 2007 · Comments Off

The budget is screwed and everyone has to pinch pennies. Thanks, Ernest! [H-L] Wasting Money is Geoff Davis’ favorite thing to do. [Hebert] In case you didn’t know McConnell was the biggest obstructer ever. [C-J] Don’t forget to vote for the 2007 Bluegrass Rooties. [BGR] You won’t get eaten by a tiger at the Louisville [...]

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Tags: Budget · Ernie Fletcher · Geoff Davis · Mitch McConnell

Louisville Ready to Blow It?

December 28th, 2007 · 3 Comments

After a judge’s ruling last Friday threw out Louisville’s smoking ban, local government officials seemed to make all the right moves. Mayor Jerry Abramson (who can’t decide if he supports a ban or not) immediately called for passing a new ban, minus a Churchill Downs exemption that created the legal loophole Judge Stephen Ryan cited [...]

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Tags: Embarrassing · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Mainstream Mistake

Equal Parts Offensive, Hilarious, Frightening

December 27th, 2007 · Comments Off

LEO once again plays up an imaginary and hilarious conversation between Kentucky’s Gubnuh Steve Beshear and Jesus. Keep with post-holiday tradition laziness we figure it’s best to just, you know, let you read stuff. Scene: The new Kentucky governor is dutifully offering his Christmas prayers — thankful, among other things, for his ballot success last [...]

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Tags: Humor · Steve Beshear

CWA Takes Herald-Leader to Task

December 27th, 2007 · Comments Off

In the ongoing push to get the Herald-Leader and McClatchy Company to treat its employees fairly, the Communication Workers of America lay the facts out on the table in an editorial. Publisher Tim Kelly’s “Letter to Our Readers” makes it clear that the Herald-Leader’s management either doesn’t understand the meaning of true collective bargaining or [...]

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Tags: Economy · Hypocrisy · Journalism · Mainstream Mistake