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Entries from February 2010

Some Fancy Friday Evening Time Wasters

February 26th, 2010 · 1 Comment

We believe the incompetent Whitley County Sheriff should resign immediately. [Page One] Jeff Greer is bought and paid for by the payday loan industry. Just check his latest campaign finance reports. [H-L] Even the Courier-Journal editorial board is on to Greer’s hypocrisy. He’s the embodiment of being unethical. [C-J] More Joe Arnold on Trey Grayson [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Greg Stumbo · Hypocrisy · Investigation · Jack Conway · Journalism · Law Enforcement · Rand Paul · Senate · Trey Grayson

Crazy Jim Bunning Goes Crazy Again

February 26th, 2010 · 14 Comments

This on the Senate floor in a heated discussion about an extension of unemployment benefits. Woe, the crazy hypocrisy of Jim Bunning. UPDATE: Click here (Warning: PDF Link) for the letter Governor Steve Beshear just sent to Jim Bunning. “These unemployed Kentuckians come from hard-working families that have struggled for months to find new employment [...]

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Tags: Economy · Hypocrisy · Jim Bunning · Senate

Governor Beshear’s Weekly Video Address

February 26th, 2010 · 1 Comment

This week Governor Steve Beshear spends 1:45 talking about black history:

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Tags: Steve Beshear

Whitley County Sheriff Hodge Should Resign

February 26th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Yesterday I highlighted two audits of Whitley County Sheriff Lawrence Hodge. Tens of thousands of dollars just missing, shoddy records and massive corruption. And last night the Herald-Leader’s Bill Estep shared additional details. That’s on top of an ongoing federal investigation. So what happens next? Hodge has abused his authority and embarrassed Southeastern Kentucky for [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Investigation · Law Enforcement

Rand Paul Takes Illegal Clip To Radio

February 26th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Rand Paul has taken footage of Trey Grayson – that he’s using illegally and without permission – to the radio. Here’s a transcript of his latest ad running on Christian radio: Female voice: “Trey Grayson is lying. Rand Paul is 100% Pro-Life and will cast every vote to protect unborn children. He supports a federal [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Mainstream Mistake · Rand Paul · Senate · Trey Grayson

Rand Paul Illegally Uses Footage Again

February 26th, 2010 · 4 Comments

David Adams has done it again – illegally using footage of Trey Grayson without permission. Unfortunately, David doesn’t live in the reality-based community where shiz like, you know, copyright and election law matter. I hear FEC and FCC complaints have already been drafted and sent off to the appropriate agencies. So now they’re trying to [...]

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Tags: FEAR! · Humor · Hypocrisy · Military · Rand Paul · Senate · Trey Grayson

Fun Times With Coal Baron Don Blankenship

February 26th, 2010 · 1 Comment

What’s that? Massey Coal King Don Blankenship is on the Twitter machine? Let’s take a look at some of the things he’s had to say recently… Is it really wise for King Coal to address domestic violence? It was just a couple months ago when the industry’s spokesperson was in trouble for beating his wife [...]

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Tags: Environment · FEAR! · Hypocrisy · Spotted

Recession Drives Food Stamp Participation Up

February 26th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Participation in Kentucky’s Food Stamp Program, now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), has increased dramatically. From December 2009 to January 2010, the program increased by 6,084 people. The total number of Kentuckians receiving SNAP benefits is now 770,753. A 12.9% increase in just a year and a 22.4% increase since January 2008. [...]

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Tags: Economy · Frustration · Poverty · Stats

TGIF! WATBs Work For Big Newspapers, Too!

February 26th, 2010 · 7 Comments

I’m wondering… what the heck is up in the journo world in Kentucky? Why is Joe Arnold the only political reporter to, well, report that Rand Paul’s campaign admits it is lying and taking Trey Grayson’s remarks out of context (illegally, I might add)? Somebody needs to get off their butt and focus on this [...]

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Tags: Ben Chandler · Congress · Environment · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Humor · Hypocrisy · Journalism · Kentucky Business · KY-2 · Labor · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate · Steve Beshear · Taxes

Thursday Evening Dept of Media Ignoring Messes

February 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Where the heck is the rest of the media on the Whitley County Sheriff scandal? You can’t tell me this isn’t a big deal outside of Southeastern Kentucky. Today’s audits, coupled with a federal investigation, are huge. [Page One] Young Democrats of America will host the 2011 convention in Louisville. Big news for the Kentucky [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Ben Chandler · Congress · Corruption · Crit Luallen · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Geoff Davis · Health Care · Investigation · KY-1 · Mitch McConnell · Steve Beshear · Taxes