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Entries from March 2010

Mike Wilson’ll Just Cold Conversatize You Maybe

March 31st, 2010 · 9 Comments

The best thing about Insight Communications’ broadband service? When there’s a failure every day. That way you forget about the 600 weekly piece of junk mail pushing “Insight Phone,” increased rates for decreased service and sloooow data speeds. [Dun Dun Dun] Senate goes in tomorrow 10:00 – 4:00, but not Friday. Goes back on the [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Budget · Campaign Finance · College Sports · Congress · Dan Mongiardo · Humor · Hypocrisy · John Yarmuth · Mitch McConnell · Senate · UofL

We Get Glorious Fan Mail All The Time!

March 31st, 2010 · 3 Comments

I love receiving beautiful fan mail like this from Louisville Metro Government employees. This latest email is so great (love the fans) that it’s being published on both Page One AND The ‘Ville Voice. Check it out: Name: Grown Ups Email: penny@gmail.com Subject: No self-respect Message: Lunchtime. You are clearly a young fool and ‘tiddy [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Crit Luallen · FEAR! · Humor · Spotted · Wasted Money

Conway Hits Mongiardo The Hardest So Far

March 31st, 2010 · 4 Comments

Uh… just check out the latest release from Jack Conway’s campaign: Mongiardo lobs false claims amid revelations of plagiarized education policy Falsely attacks Conway’s record to distract from his allegiance with Mitch McConnell and Jim Bunning on health care LOUISVILLE – Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate Jack Conway is calling on his primary opponent Daniel [...]

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Tags: Dan Mongiardo · FEAR! · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Jack Conway · Senate

Okay. Which Way Is It, Lt Dan?

March 31st, 2010 · 4 Comments

Is Jack Conway for the coal-energy barons or is he against them? Here’s what you said in your latest email blast/fundraising request: My opponent’s cozy ties with utility executives and lobbyists, as well as his bragging about being the preferred candidate of the Washington establishment, equals more of the same for Kentuckians.  If you want [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Dan Mongiardo · Jack Conway · Senate

Is That Mommy Lady Just Lost Or What?

March 31st, 2010 · 12 Comments

Ready for a really great laugh? Check this out for a refresher. Then check this: From the woman who sued Walmart because she was discriminated against, no less. Yup. Gotta be lost. Or she’s at least so brainwashed she still believes most of those priests aren’t sexually repressed. Doesn’t she know Trey Grayson has gay [...]

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Tags: Discrimination · FEAR! · Humor · The Gays

That Time Again: March Lobbying Expenditures

March 31st, 2010 · 2 Comments

It’s that time again, ladies and ladydudes. Fancy numbers from the Legislative Ethics Commission. $4.2 million was spent by employers of lobbyists in Frankfort during the first two months of the 2010 General Assembly. $3.9 million was spent by employers of lobbyists. $3.6 million for lobbyist compensation, $226,000 for expenses and $119,000 on receptions and [...]

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Tags: Kentucky Business · Spotted · Stats

David Williams: Main Budgetary Problem Causer

March 31st, 2010 · Comments Off

It appears the Senate is the hold-up on finalizing a budget. Imagine that. Check out this plan leaked by House leadership: 2010 Session Endgame The House: Ready to negotiate, willing to meet Senate halfway on budget, roads and jobs. House budget protects K-12 Education/SEEK. Senate claims to restore 2 instructional days, then cuts K-12 educational [...]

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Tags: Budget · Corruption · David L. Williams

Health Care & Education – How Kentucky Benefits

March 31st, 2010 · 6 Comments

Yesterday, President Barack Obama signed the Health Care & Education Reconciliation Act into law. The bill contains some tidbits to make higher education more affordable. But that’s what mean for Kentucky? Some highlights, according to the White House: Increases Pell Grants – Between 2013 and 2017 the award is expected to rise from $5,550 to [...]

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Tags: Economy · Education · Giving Back · Health Care · Jobs · Stats

Is Governor Steve Beshear Losing His Mind?

March 31st, 2010 · Comments Off

Yesterday Debby Yetter and Stephenie Steitzer had a story about legislation aimed at making the Kentucky League of Cities and the Kentucky Association of Counties more accountable. The story itself wasn’t really remarkable (sorry, still a good story!). But there was an interesting bit from Governor Steve Beshear: Beshear said the measure continues the efforts [...]

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Tags: Flashback · Humor · Mainstream · Steve Beshear

One-Year Budget Rumored To Be On The Way

March 31st, 2010 · Comments Off

I hear that the legislature has prepped a one-year budget. Wonder how Greg & David will explain this away? Surely Frankfort won’t stand for a budget that only addresses a single year. UPDATE @ 12:24 – as of right now, there is no deal.

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Tags: David L. Williams · Greg Stumbo · Rumor