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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, David Tandy will not be Louisville’s next mayor. [WFPL]

Hal Rogers’ fancy National Bio Agro Defense Facility isn’t coming to southeastern Kentucky after all. It’s going to Kansas. [Jim Bruggers]

Even the fancy radio people recognize that Rand Paul’s supporters aren’t Kentuckians. [Gabe Bullard]

That Barack Obama put Anne Northup on the Consumer Product Safety Commission, thanks to Mitch McConnell. Someone should ask Northup if she’s still consuming and operating vehicles. Like John Yarmuth said, hopefully she will “fulfill her responsbilities to protect the public health and safety.” [Jim Carroll]

Gay-hating Republicans in Kentucky don’t have much to cheer in the 2010 Senate primary. Nor do gay-hating Kentucky Democrats, which are just as plentiful. [Barefoot & Progressive]

Tom Wills will no longer be on the teevee because he is just way too old for people to understand him. Naturally, a young lady will replace him. That’s how teevee works. [The 'Ville Voice]

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

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Novena // Jul 31, 2009 at 8:58 am

    “Thanks to My Ole Pal Mitch”

    Does Northup have any qualifications for the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission position besides being a long-time beneficiary of Mitch McConnell’s largess?
    P.S. Can she even use a manual can opener?

  • 2 Davi // Jul 31, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Since Northup voted always in lock-step with Bush, the supreme enabler of huge world-empire conglomerates which sell us stuff ranging from food to munitions to communications (Insight is owned by Carlyle Group which has HUGE profits off the wars), I’m not finding much hope for the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s interest in serving people rather than corporations.

  • 3 le gardien de but // Jul 31, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Maybe, just maybe, there will not be house approval……
    Has that ever happened before?????
    Novena I understand her credentials to be a grade school teaching degree & an a big “W” supporter…
    There must be some rational explanation for the president to go along with having the fox guarding the chicken coop.

  • 4 Jason Puckett // Jul 31, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    I didn’t know that Kentucky was considered as a site for NBAF. When I initially arrived in Athens, Ga., in February 2008, it was a huge issue as Athens (in conjunction with UGA) was on the final list of considered sites for the facility. There was a ton of grassroots opposition (citing the safety concerns on locating it on the mainland, etc.) that contributed to NBAF ultimately being awarded to the site in Kansas (plus their incentive plan was well ahead of what was offered in Georgia).

    We heard a lot about the sites here, Kansas, Mississippi and North Carolina, but I’d never heard that Kentucky was also being considered. Interesting indeed…

    Just for reference, here’s a link to the Web site set up by those opposed to the NBAF in Athens:

    http://athensfaq.org/