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Thank Goodness For Tennessee & Utah This Week

January 14th, 2011 · 5 Comments

No, lobbyists should NOT be allowed to serve on the Kentucky Board of Elections. Primarily because public servants can’t be lobbyists. It is unethical and highly damning for the governor. [Tony McVeigh]

Just because it’s legal? Doesn’t mean it’s right. You should read this and take it to heart. [Ralph Long]

You should consider serving your community during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. [MLK Day]

Jim Gray decides not to hire Bob Ramsey but keeps Susan Straub and hires Jane Driskell. Hello, Twilight Zone! [H-L]

William Mapother narrated a documentary on Sudan called The New Sudan. now that the Southern Sudanese are voting on a referendum for secession and freedom, you should probably check it out. It’s now available on many on-demand cable services, though not on Insight. Proceeds benefit the Southern Sudanese. [William Mapother]

There are about eleventeen million meth heads in the Louisville-ish area. Very few in Eastern Kentucky. Just regular pill heads there? [H-L]

Kentucky politickin is settling in for the primary season. And Elaine Walker/Steve Beshear are gonna face tough ads over the Kentucky League of Cities scandal. [Ronnie Ellis]

Mitch McConnell says he learned his lesson in 2007. He won’t be endorsing int he 2011 Republican gubernatorial primary. He also says that George W. Bush is a liar. [Ryan Alessi & More Alessi]

Tonight’s edition of Comment on Kentucky airs at 8:00 P.M. Eastern on KET. Scheduled guests: Jack Brammer, Bill Bryant, Deborah Yetter. [Press Release]

Apparently, according to one lady who is obviously a horrible parent for smoking around her children, America isn’t free anymore. Really. Multiple children by the age of 23 and smoking around them. Imagine that. [WFIE]

Must be tough for Ben Chandler to be on the House Intelligence Committee instead of serving on Appropriations. [Bluegrass Politics]

Congressman John Yarmuth says higher security at public events would protect constituents. The teabaggers will lose their shiz over this in 3, 2… [WFPL]

Sarah The Quitter Snowbilly Palin is taking her blood libel show on the road to some big safari gun orgy with Larry the Cable Guy. [Wonkette]

Wait, wait. Wait for it. A teabagger senator from Utah says federal child labor laws are unconstitutional. PEE ALERT. [HuffPo]

Thank goodness for Tennessee this week. Their racism and ignorance finally edges Kentucky out of the headlines. For a moment, anyway. [TPM]

Tags: Ben Chandler · Congress · Corruption · Discrimination · Election 2007 · Election 2011 · George W. Bush · Giving Back · Health Care · Humor · John Yarmuth · Journalism · Mitch McConnell · Stats · Wasted Money · Youth

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 AdvicefromConway'sAvedahairproduct // Jan 14, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Ok. Dear Gov’s office,

    apparently you don t pay attention to this blog or it’s comments. Putting a lobbyist for Alliance Coal and Tropicana Casinos (HCM clients according to their website) is just another bone head move. One of many. This isn’t the 80s. Just because the former Lt. Gov. co-hosted a fund raiser for you doesn’t mean that award him and his former go
    to guy to posh board appointments. If your going to break the rules and pander then fine. Be more creative and more sneaky. At least impress us with how you break the rules. This is kiddy stuff.

  • 2 AdvicefromConway'sAvedahairproduct // Jan 14, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    I wonder what Beshear’s answer will be to this? Payday Loans, Casinos, and Arks with Dinos are all that Beshear cares about. Not education, jobs, and serious tax reform. What’s the over under that Beshear will actually visit the halls of the annex and try to get some good bills that fellow Dem’s have introduced?

  • 3 Freemaninky // Jan 17, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Ralph brings up buying wine online. I’m not some Louisville wine snob so correct me if I am wrong but, isn’t that more of an issue of the “Three Tier” system set up after prohibition law was repealed. I know beer & spirit companies can’t sell direct because of this.

    Not so much state laws.

  • 4 AdvicefromConway'sAvedahairproduct // Jan 17, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    I think the person that should be appointed to any “tax reform” committee should be Ralph Long! He’s the only person in Ky. that is able to understand how our current tax system is screwing us further into the abyss.

    Maybe Beshear and Co. can learn something by reading his blog.

  • 5 jake // Jan 17, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    They’re probably looking for a way to shut Ralph up as we speak.