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Entries from July 2009

Don’t Forget Comment on Kentucky Tonight!

July 31st, 2009 · 1 Comment

It’s that time again. Don’t miss Comment on Kentucky tonight at 8:00 P.M. Eastern on KET. Scheduled guests for the evening: John Stamper – Herald-Leader Deborah Yetter – Courier-Journal reporter extraordinaire Bill Bartleman – phoning in from the Paducah Spin… er… Sun And on Monday night? Don’t miss Kentucky Tonight’s discussion of the 2010 election [...]

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Tags: Journalism · KDP · Mainstream · RPK

Your Friday Afternoon Pre-Fancy Farm Stuff

July 31st, 2009 · 4 Comments

We’re now on Day 5 of Golden B.S. Awards. Make your nominations for each category today! [Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 & Day 5] This is why American can’t have health care reform. People are “too dumb not to eat 5,000 calories of corn-syrup nacho-pocketz per meal.” And so is Washington. [Wonkette] [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Contest · Economy · Environment · Giving Back · Health Care · Humor · Rumor

Sweet Pension Deals Are Where It’s At

July 31st, 2009 · 7 Comments

As you already know, Governor Steve Beshear is offering state senators enriched pensions and state jobs in exchange for the open seats. Kentucky Roll Call has the skinny. And what is giving “slot machines at racetracks” its extra zip right now and causing a buzz around the capitol about a possible special session before year’s [...]

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Tags: Gambling · Steve Beshear

Why David Tandy Won’t Be Louisville’s Mayor

July 31st, 2009 · 16 Comments

Yesterday we linked to the LEO Weekly story about Metro Council Majority Caucus Director Kenya McGruder. She “directed” Barack Obama’s non-existent campaign in Kentucky and was brought to Louisville by Carolyn Tandy and her husband, now-Metro Council President David Tandy, during Eleanor Jordan’s congressional race in 2000. They’ve been joined at the hip ever since. [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Embarrassing · Flashback · Frustration

Day 5: Inaugural Golden B.S. Awards

July 31st, 2009 · 21 Comments

Welcome to Day 5 of the Golden B.S. Awards in honor of Page One’s second birthday (August 13th!). Ten lucky (unlucky?) winners will receive a fancy pile of golden b.s., pictured at left. You know the drill. Which elected officials, public officials, candidates, reporters, public figures, et al are absolutely full of it? We need [...]

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Tags: Contest · FEAR! · Giving Back · Humor

Governor Steve Beshear’s Weekly Address

July 31st, 2009 · Comments Off

This week Governor Steve Beshear spends a full two minutes and nineteen seconds talking about film incentives. Apparently, filming a few bad movies like Elizabethtown in Kentucky will save us all from the poverty. Don’t roll your eyes too hard.

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Tags: Economy · Steve Beshear · Taxes

Beshear Urges Cash for Clunkers Continuation

July 31st, 2009 · 8 Comments

In light of widespread media reports that the cash for clunkers program’s budget was exhausted ($1 billion) in just four days, Governor Steve Beshear has written a letter to President Barack Obama urging further support of the program. Here’s that letter: President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 20500 Dear President [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Economy · Kentucky Business · Steve Beshear

TGIF! Fancy Farm Is Here Again!

July 31st, 2009 · 4 Comments

Thank goodness we will NOT be there in the heat, humidity and sickening aroma of dead pig. Don’t forget the Golden B.S. Awards. Make your nominations for each category today! [Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 & Day 4] How cute. Now Mitch McConnell is accusing Democrats of trying to kill old people. [AP] Nope, [...]

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Tags: Anne Northup · Contest · Eastern Kentucky · Giving Back · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate · The Gays

Thursday Afternoon Dept of Spreading Golden Poo

July 30th, 2009 · 2 Comments

We’re on Day Four of the Golden B.S. Awards. Make your nominations for each category today! [Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 & Day 4] Southern Political Report says Steve Henry was a failure of a lieutenant governor. [Southern Political Report] Media may be barred from Sarah Palin’s first public appearance after sucking hard and [...]

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Tags: Andy Barr · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Contest · Eastern Kentucky · Giving Back · Humor · Mainstream Mistake · Senate · Steve Beshear · Steve Henry

Kentucky’s Own Scott Jennings in the News

July 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Remember that little Karl Rove scandal that involved firing some prosecutors? Yeah? Well, take a look at this In an Oct. 10, 2006, e-mail from White House political affairs aide Scott Jennings to Rove, Jennings reported: “I received a call from Steve Bell tonight. . . . Last week Sen. Domenici reached the chief of [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Flashback · George W. Bush