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Entries from January 2009

Darlene Fitzgerald: Borderline or Just Whacky?

January 31st, 2009 · 5 Comments

Haha, look at this. Darlene FItzgerald’s husband (Austin Price), not clued in enough to avoid using his personal email address (manually typing it in) on our email contact form, sent us this hilarious message pretending to be “Ian Jones”: CLICK TO ENLARGE Lying, libeling, impersonation. Just think – these people are attorneys/are trying to be [...]

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Tags: Embarrassing · Humor · Senate

Late Friday in the Commonwealth of No Electricity

January 30th, 2009 · 23 Comments

WHY do people run generators INSIDE THEIR EFFING HOMES? We can’t even deal. Don’t forget Comment on Kentucky tonight! 8:00 P.M. Eastern. Scheduled guests: Stephenie Steitzer of the Courier-Journal, Tom Eblen of the Herald-Leader and Greg Stotelmyer from WTVQ in Lexington. Discussion about the budget, Obama’s stimulus package, gifting at UofL and the fancy weather. [...]

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Tags: Dan Mongiardo · Discrimination · Economy · Giving Back · Journalism · Poverty · Steve Beshear · Taxes · The Gays

Jack Conway on Cyber Safety & the Weather

January 30th, 2009 · Comments Off

Here’s Jack Conway’s latest… For the second time in just six months, Mother Nature has again tested our resolve. The destructive winds that swept across Kentucky in September have been replaced by snow, ice and bitter cold. Although very different storms; the end result is much the same. A record number of Kentucky families are [...]

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Tags: Jack Conway · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Mainstream

Wonkette Kills Again!

January 30th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Haha, so, funny story… Wonkette has this hilarious McConnell story up asking readers to send Mitch McConnell any items that could resemble a “pair”… CLICKY CLICKY

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Tags: Humor · Mitch McConnell

The Devastation of Mountaintop Mining

January 30th, 2009 · Comments Off

Read this: I visited eastern Kentucky at the invitation of Marianne, a friend from school, and her husband Jim. While there, we met many people engaged in fighting mountaintop removal and took an air tour of the mining sites. Appropriately enough, after our tour, we landed at Wendell Ford airport, the site of a former [...]

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Tags: Eastern Kentucky · Environment

RNC Update: Mike Duncan Lost

January 30th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Just saw it on CNN. Stay tuned. Michael Steele won. (Update: Is winning, faces Katon Dawson) (Duncan withdrew, technically) UPDATE: From Huffington Post: ncumbent Mike Duncan has officially dropped out of the running for RNC Chair, finalizing what was already shaping up as a bad day. With his votes freed up, Michael Steele vaults even [...]

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Tags: Mike Duncan · RNC

Gas Gougers: We Can’t Make This Up

January 30th, 2009 · 35 Comments

Earlier in the week we told you about Attorney General Jack Conway’s efforts to catch price gougers during this nasty ice storm and the aftermath. We told you on Wednesday about Wal-Mart near the Snyder at Bardstown Road in Louisville charing $4.89 per gallon of gasoline. You’d think that ridiculous situation would have been remedied [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Jack Conway · Kentucky Business · Mainstream Mistake · Wasted Money

UofL Report on Collegial Governance

January 30th, 2009 · 12 Comments

We spent most of yesterday poring over documents received from the University of Louisville that followers of the Robert Felner debacle will find quite interesting. Here’s a report from the Ad Hoc Administrative Policies for Collegial Governance Committee that… well, just read Provost Shirley Willihnganz’s letter to President Jim Ramsey introducing the report: January 6, [...]

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Tags: Education · Robert Felner · UofL

Dear Internet: It’s Caption Contest Time!

January 30th, 2009 · 19 Comments

Ruh ro: The winner will totally receive something worthless and cool. Apparently linking to the original image isn’t enough thanks, so, here you go: The photo was taken by Kathy Wright.

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Tags: Greg Fischer · KDP

TGIF! Frigid Conditions Temporarily Alleviated

January 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment

And then we’re all gonna suffer from the snow death, again. Approximately 93,000 Kentuckians on 55 water systems remain without access to water due to power outages and other damage from the ice storm. Nearly 1,000 National Guardsmen are assisting with recover efforts. And repair crew after crew crew from other states are on their [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Budget · Corruption · Economy · Geoff Davis · Humor · Mike Duncan · RNC · Wasted Money