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Entries from August 2009

Monday Afternoon Dept of Ambassadoring & Such

August 31st, 2009 · 1 Comment

A Swedish profile of Ambassador Matthew Barzun. [Dagens Nyheter] And here’s a fancy video of Barzun proving he knows a bit about Sweden. [Video of Ambassador Barzun] Even the rest of the country knows Trey Grayson is Mitch McConnell’s favorite and pick to win. [Southern Political Report] Mountaineer reduced its workforce by another 35 employees, [...]

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Tags: Economy · FEAR! · Gambling · George W. Bush · Health Care · Jobs · Rand Paul · Senate · Spotted · Steve Beshear · Trey Grayson

John Yarmuth’s Town Hall Meeting

August 31st, 2009 · 10 Comments

This Wednesday evening John Yarmuth will host a health care town hall even in Louisville. Will you attend? Details: Central High School 1130 West Chestnut St Louisville, KY 40203 Starts @ 6:30, doors open @ 5 Got questions? Call Yarmuth’s office at 502.582.5129 Should be interesting, right? The local GOP’s latest email blast, though, is [...]

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Tags: Congress · FEAR! · Health Care · John Yarmuth · KY-3

Your Weekly Presidential Video Address

August 31st, 2009 · Comments Off

President Barack Obama speaks about lessons learned on the Gulf Coast:

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Tags: Barack Obama · Flashback

Rand Paul On the Anointing of Trey Grayson

August 31st, 2009 · 28 Comments

U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul is all up on attacking Trey Grayson, the GOP favorite. Check this statement sent out by his campaign: U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul on Monday pledged not to accept campaign contributions from any U.S. Senator who voted for the bank bailout and challenged his opponents to follow suit. Dr. Paul [...]

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Tags: Rand Paul · Senate · Trey Grayson

Governor Beshear’s Weekly Video Address

August 31st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Last Friday Governor Steve Beshear spent 2:34 talking about Bourbon Heritage month:

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Tags: Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Steve Beshear

Another Campaign Finance Problem for Paul

August 31st, 2009 · 14 Comments

Rand Paul has another sticky campaign finance mess on his hands. Check out http://www.kentuckyfight.com – another money bomb site. It ordinarily wouldn’t be a problem that there’s no FEC-required paid-for-by disclaimer on a random website talking about how much someone likes a particular candidate. But there’s clearly a requirement when advocating the election or defeat [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Rand Paul · Senate

Oh Snap Monday! The GOP Has No Teddy

August 31st, 2009 · 23 Comments

Verizon Wireless is sponsoring a union-busting mountaintop removal rally. [HuffPo] Afterbirthers demand to see Obama’s placenta. [The Onion] The Courier-Journal mistakenly published a column by Cal Thomas under the name of Al Cross. That made for hilarious reading. [C-J - if the link still works] Friends of coal, friends of Mongiardo. [Barefoot & Progressive] If [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · College Sports · Dan Mongiardo · Environment · Health Care · Humor · Hypocrisy · Labor · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell

Hate Pre-Recorded Robocalls?

August 28th, 2009 · 6 Comments

You’re in luck! Unless they’re politicians, banks or telephone companies. And there’s nothing like an updated TSR to bring out the alliterative tendencies of FTC public relations staff. Jon Leibowitz, Chairman of the FTC, said today in a statement, “Starting September 1, this bombardment of prerecorded pitches, senseless solicitations, and malicious marketing will be illegal. [...]

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Tags: Frustration

Fancy University of Louisville Opinion Poll

August 28th, 2009 · 22 Comments

On or around August 19, an automated telephone opinion poll was conducted regarding the University of Louisville and the Rick Pitino – Karen Sypher scandal. Here were the questions (some paraphrased to cut down on verbosity): What’s your overall opinion of the University of Louisville? Four answer choices ranging from very favorable to very unfavorable [...]

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Tags: Polling · Spotted · UofL

Barack Obama on the Late Ted Kennedy

August 28th, 2009 · 24 Comments

Did you see President Barack Obama’s statement in honor of Senator Ted Kennedy? Yeah? Let’s watch it again:

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Tags: Barack Obama · Giving Back · Spotted