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Entries from February 2011

Here’s Why Kentucky Can’t Have Nice Things

February 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

Ever considered what Brooklawn does to support kids in need? Hope you’ll do so and at the same time help me give back. [The 'Ville Voice] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists have been cleared. No evidence was discovered that they manipulated climate data to support global warming. Mouth-breather meltdown in 3, 2… [NY Times] [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · David L. Williams · Economy · Election 2011 · Environment · Flashback · Giving Back · Health Care · KDP · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul · Spotted · Stats · Wasted Money · Youth

Jane Beshear Is Celebrating Kentucky Literacy

February 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

The issue of literacy in Kentucky is near and dear to our hearts, as regular readers are likely aware. So when First Lady Jane Beshear does anything related to reading, we’re completely on board. This morning she announced the first annual Kentucky Literacy Celebration and issued her reading list – part of her ongoing “First [...]

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Tags: Education · Giving Back · Youth

Meth Bill Compromise Isn’t Really A Compromise

February 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

A couple weeks ago, Addia Wuchner and other Republicans offered what they said was a compromise to the proposed meth bill (SB45). Essentially, the “compromise” would exclude medications containing pseudoephedrine in gel form. Unfortunately, excluding gel caps is hardly a compromise. Let’s take a look at few myths/claims Frankfort is pushing… MYTH: Requiring a prescription [...]

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Tags: Health Care · Polling · Stats · Wasted Money

Woah, Time Sure Flies And Memories Get Short

February 28th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Remember when Ernie Fletcher tried to cut $370 million from Kentucky’s budget a few hundred years ago? Fletcher says the cutbacks will keep taxes down in the future. “Just as heavy cargo makes ships float lower and more vulnerable to high seas, too much debt also increases risk. The next time storm clouds hang over [...]

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Tags: Budget · Economy · Ernie Fletcher · Flashback · Steve Beshear

Hollenbach Grasps At Relevancy, Takes Credit

February 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Todd Hollenbach sent out his first communique to the press last week. The first time in four years, really. It appears to be a moment of CYA because he knows he’s about to have his rear end handed to him over his involvement in disastrous retirement dealings. And he maybe recognizes the other shoe is [...]

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Tags: Embarrassing · Humor · Spotted · Todd Hollenbach

President Obama’s Weekly Video Address

February 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

This week President Barack Obama discussed this country’s nightmarish budget:

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Tags: Barack Obama · Budget · Economy

Oh Snap Monday! Flushing Money Down The Drain

February 28th, 2011 · 12 Comments

I’m baaaaaack. What kind of debauchery is in store this week? Julie Denton isn’t afraid to tell people to stick their corrupt campaign contributions where the sun doesn’t shine. Should be a lesson to everyone in Frankfort. Too bad that’ll never happen. [Ralph Long] Gay marriage has waned as a mouth-breather wedge issue, kinda. Maybe [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2011 · Environment · Steve Beshear · The Gays · Wasted Money

Governor Beshear’s Weekly Video Address

February 25th, 2011 · Comments Off

This week Governor Steve Beshear discusses safeguarding our seniors:

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Tags: Giving Back · Steve Beshear

Daniel Mongiardo Addresses Real Drug Problem

February 25th, 2011 · Comments Off

Here’s a photo of Lt. Dan with Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske discussing the prescription pill epidemic in Eastern Kentucky: “I just wanted Mr. Kerlikowske to understand the deadly impact pills flowing from these pain clinics in Florida are having on our people,” said Mongiardo. “People are dying and it’s taking a toll on Kentucky families, [...]

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Tags: Dan Mongiardo · Eastern Kentucky · Health Care · Spotted

Money, The Legislature, Ethics And All That Junk

February 25th, 2011 · Comments Off

It’s that time again – tons of lobbying going on in Frankfort and hundreds of thousands of dollars spent to push for, well, who knows what. With the legislative session hopping back into high gear this month, more lobbyists were hired. Of particular interest is the Kentucky Optometric Association, which increased its lobbyists from four [...]

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Tags: Kentucky Business · Spotted · Stats · Wasted Money