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Entries from February 2008

Beating a Dead Horse: KDP Style

February 29th, 2008 · 8 Comments

Joe Sonka at BlueGrassRoots says exactly what we’re too lazy to say today: I swear to Jeebus, I don’t enjoy beating a dead horse and I take no pleasure in continuing to point this out… but what the hell is Jennifer Moore doing? Earlier this week , it was the mass KDP email asking for [...]

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Tags: Embarrassing · Frustration · KDP · Todd Hollenbach

Slow Friday Press Release Time

February 29th, 2008 · Comments Off

Rep. John Yarmuth (KY-03) just announced $452,746 in federal funding from the Emergency Food and Shelter Program to fund support services for Louisville’s hungry and homeless. “This will provide a major boost to the people in our community who need it most,” Congressman Yarmuth said. “The funding will go help people get off the streets [...]

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Tags: Congress · Giving Back · John Yarmuth · Poverty

Wendell Ford Dinner Tonight

February 29th, 2008 · 13 Comments

Every Democrat with a hundred bucks to throw away on bad food and expensive, watered-down alcohol will be on-hand for the annual Wendell Ford Dinner in Louisville this evening. We’ll be there. Will you? If so, introduce yourself to us during the reception or stop by our table to say hello. That’s the best way [...]

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Tags: FEAR! · Humor

Greg Fischer Finally Gets Some Media Play

February 29th, 2008 · 9 Comments

In a story about Bruce Lunsford’s endorsement by Change to Win, that is: A spokesman for Louisville businessman Greg Fischer, who generally is seen as Lunsford’s chief opponent in the primary, couldn’t be reached for comment yesterday. Since when does a campaign for U.S. Senate turn down an opportunity for FREE PRESS? When is the [...]

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Tags: Bruce Lunsford · Embarrassing · Greg Fischer · Mainstream Mistake · Senate

Out of Touch Press on Senate Race

February 29th, 2008 · 4 Comments

The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza once again proves how out of touch he is with what’s really happening on the ground by discussing the U.S. Senate race. Democrats argue that Lunsford’s past races have not negatively impacted how he is viewed in the state; Republicans retort that Lunsford is badly damaged goods. Democrats are on [...]

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Tags: Bruce Lunsford · Mainstream Mistake · Senate

It’s Leap Friday!!!! Updates & Such

February 29th, 2008 · Comments Off

Humana raised the base salaries of its top officers one billion dollars. CEO Mike McCallister got $50K (now $1,025,000), SVP/CFO/treasurer Jim Bloem got $35K ($545,000), COO Jim Murray got $40K ($670,000), SVP/CIO got $18K ($520,000) and SVP/CSIO Bruce Goodman got $17K ($492,000). [Business First] We have absolutely no idea what he’s saying but this is [...]

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Tags: Embarrassing · Environment · FEAR! · Humor · Hypocrisy · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Steve Beshear

Organized Labor Backs Lunsford – For Real

February 28th, 2008 · 18 Comments

Speaking of Bruce Lunsford… he just picked up the endorsement of Change to Win, an organization comprised of the Teamsters, United Food and Commercial Workers, Jefferson County Teachers Association, Service Employees International Union, Laborers and UNITE HERE. Here’s Bruce’s statement on his latest pick-up: I am honored to have earned the endorsement of these hard-working [...]

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Tags: Bruce Lunsford · Labor · Senate

Setting the Lunsford Record Straight

February 28th, 2008 · 20 Comments

Did you know? Millionaire investor Bruce Lunsford owns homes in other states. Not only does he own homes, but, get this– he invests in real estate. Oh noes! Another scandal shot down. You know we love scandal, especially with Bruce or McConnell or, well, okay, anyone– so this totally sucks to write about. Bruce lives [...]

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Tags: Bruce Lunsford · Senate

John Yarmuth Gets His Post Office

February 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved John Yarmuth’s bill to rename a Post Office in Hikes Point the “Iraq and Afghanistan Fallen Military Heroes of Louisville Memorial Post Office.” Here’s a video of the whole shebang:

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Tags: Afghanistan · Congress · Iraq · John Yarmuth

Almost Friday Update Edition

February 28th, 2008 · 3 Comments

The state Senate approved an HIV/AIDS testing bill for inmates of the Kentucky Department of Corrections which would require tests for inmates 30 days before their release. Jack Brammer called Dan Seum a Democrat. And Ernesto Scorsone wants to protect peoples’ privacy. [PolWatchers] The Protector of Our White Women is woah out of control. Poor [...]

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Tags: Bruce Lunsford · Health Care · Immigration · Journalism · Mainstream Mistake · Poverty