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Entries from October 2011

Will You Be Watching Tonight’s Debate On KET?

October 31st, 2011 · 2 Comments

Yes, the election is over. It’s almost pointless to discuss it at this point. And it’s a shame. Because Kentucky is – yet again – losing out. [Ronnie Ellis] People love to talk about David Williams’ leadership style being bad. But what the heck do you call Steve Beshear’s? Is it puppies and rainbows? The [...]

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Tags: David L. Williams · Election 2011 · Health Care · Jack Conway · Presidential Race · Richie Farmer · Steve Beshear · Taxes · The Gays

K.C. Crosbie Continues Her Downward Spiral

October 31st, 2011 · Comments Off

K.C. Crosbie wrote a letter to the Herald-Leader the other day and something really stood out: And, while our current treasurer has missed more than 90 percent of higher education meetings, I will be there trying to help Kentuckians find jobs and improve education. Click here to read the entire letter. Of course Todd Hollenbach [...]

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Tags: Election 2011 · Embarrassing

More Candidates Share Campaign Finance Details

October 31st, 2011 · 2 Comments

A few more candidates for statewide constitutional offices filed 15-day pre-general election reports with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance. Let’s take a look at the highlights: ADAM EDELEN $17,718 raised $2,017 in unitemized contributions $316,731.36 spent $241,791.68 on-hand at the close of reporting period $700 came from political organizations and PACs Notable Contributions Matthew [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Campaign Finance · David L. Williams · Election 2011

Jack Conway Takes A Hit In New AG Report

October 31st, 2011 · Comments Off

Here’s the headline no one in Kentucky wants to talk about: Report Details The Ties That Bind AGs, Trial Lawyers Here’s a taste of the story: A new report by the Manhattan Institute details the close financial ties between trial lawyers and state attorneys general, in what the author calls a “questionable bargain between the [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Flashback · Jack Conway

PEE ALERT: New Williams-Farmer Ads Hitting

October 31st, 2011 · 9 Comments

Oh wow. It’s official. Every Republican running for office in Kentucky this year thinks they’re in a Republican primary for a federal position. Check out the new spots from Williams-Farmer: And the scary radio spot: Nobama!!!1! COALZ!!! FEAR. That’ll win those Democratic votes they need, won’t it? And a pro-tip to Scott Jenning: Quit jacking [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · David L. Williams · Election 2011 · FEAR! · Humor · Richie Farmer

President Obama’s Weekly Video Address

October 31st, 2011 · Comments Off

This week President Barack Obama focused on not waiting on Congress to create jobs and rescue this country from the brink:

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congress · Economy · Jobs

Does Orange Rub Off When You Shake His Hand?

October 31st, 2011 · 1 Comment

Duh? We’ve been writing about Jerry Abramson giving his friends jobs they never show up for for, what, years? This woman was always at her little “publishing company” on Frankfort Avenue instead of working for the city. [Jack Brammer] Shocker! The Koch-teabagger-backed climate denier is finally admitting that global warming is real. [HuffPo] The KDP [...]

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Tags: Ben Chandler · Campaign Finance · Congress · Corruption · David L. Williams · Economy · Election 2011 · Environment · Flashback · KDP · Rand Paul

But Beshear Wants FEWER Mining Regulations

October 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

Told ya Steve Beshear isn’t running for the U.S. Senate. That’s just wishful thinking on the part of many ignorant folks. [Ryan Alessi] Because Kentucky can’t be embarrassed enough, an appeals court upheld the ridiculous Homoland Security bit of “Almighty God” pushed by Tom Riner. Riner, of course, runs a church out of his living [...]

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Tags: Crit Luallen · Economy · Election 2011 · Environment · Health Care · Humor · Journalism · Presidential Race · Senate · Steve Beshear · Todd Hollenbach · Youth

Governor Beshear’s Weekly Video Address

October 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

This week Governor Steve Beshear spends 1:51 discussing the Small Business Credit Initiative:

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Tags: Kentucky Business · Steve Beshear

Rumored Problems For Fancy UofL Department

October 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment

We hear through the rumor mill (from more than one person) that a particularly high-profile department at the University of Louisville has a bit of a problem on its hands. Primarily, folks are alleging sexual harassment and misuse of University of funds. Officials in the department are rumored to utilize reimbursements for crazy things like [...]

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Tags: Rumor · UofL · Wasted Money