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Entries from November 2011

Will Papaw Serve Horse Burgers At The Mansion?

November 30th, 2011 · Comments Off

Melany Crawford was appointed executive director of legal services in the Finance and Technology in the Finance and Administration Cabinet. Bets on whether or not she pushes the limit in favor of the Beshear administration’s illegal behavior? [SoS] Beyond fighting crime, the FBI reaches out to victims. Actually a good read and listen. [NPR] Whattya [...]

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Tags: Congress · Corruption · Discrimination · Giving Back · Health Care · Humor · Hypocrisy · John Yarmuth · Labor · Law Enforcement · Mainstream Mistake · Presidential Race · Steve Beshear · Taxes · UofL

White House Releases State-By-State Tax Stats

November 30th, 2011 · Comments Off

President Barack Obama is constantly urging Congress to extend the payroll tax cut to avoid a tax increase on 160 million working Americans. If you make $50,000 a year? You’re going to pay about $1,000 more in taxes if there’s no extension. As part of the Obama effort to push for the cuts, new figures [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congress · Economy · Taxes

Fighting For Big Biz, Not Average Kentuckians

November 30th, 2011 · Comments Off

Mitch McConnell is at it again. He’s fighting for big businesses instead of the average working Kentuckian: Isn’t that great? Pushing for corporate tax cuts instead of standing up for the people who need him most.

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Tags: Economy · Hypocrisy · Mitch McConnell · Taxes

Are We The Only Folks Suspicious Of This Mess?

November 30th, 2011 · Comments Off

Jim Booth and his friends donated at least $40,000 to Steve Beshear’s re-election campaign. They’re staunch Republicans, hate the Environmental Protection Agency. Booth spoke at Leadership Kentucky bashing the EPA, if you recall. But they gave $40K. And mysteriously Carl Campbell, commissioner of the Department for Natural Resources, was canned yesterday. Isn’t that suspicious? An [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Election 2011 · Environment · Steve Beshear

Rand Paul Actually Makes Some Sense For Once

November 30th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Here is a 700-hour-long videurtape from Rand Paul about U.S. Citizens getting detained or something: He makes some good points, no? Rare.

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Tags: Rand Paul · Senate

Teabagger Phil Moffett Apparently Loves Balls

November 30th, 2011 · 2 Comments

No joke – a teabagger named Phil Moffett loves balls. Check it: Creepy, indeed.

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Tags: FEAR! · Humor

Racism Apparently A “Christian” Thing In Pike Co.

November 30th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Way to go, Pike County! How do you make Eastern Kentucky look more racist and backwater than it actually is? Push your church to take a stand against interracial couples. And then sound like slack-jawed yokels in interviews. [H-L] What was that, again, about Steve Beshear “balancing” the budget umpteen times? Because some state agencies [...]

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Tags: Budget · Congress · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Military · Senate · Steve Beshear · Taxes · UofL

Hey! Big Noted River Rock Expert News To Share!

November 29th, 2011 · 5 Comments

I hear through the gayvine that Stephenie Steitzer will be Adam Edelen’s communications director. This may be Adam’s smarted decision in a long time. We all know her integrity is tops. [Frankfort Gets Better] Today Papaw Beshear directed the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to release all records contained in its reviews of child [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Budget · Corruption · Economy · Environment · FEAR! · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Iraq · Presidential Race · Rumor · Steve Beshear · Todd Hollenbach · Youth

Some Day House Republicans Will Find New Music

November 29th, 2011 · 3 Comments

State House Republicans are here to scare you again with a new video. They discuss Jamie Comer’s election, transportation, energy, health care and banking:

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Tags: Economy · Election 2011 · Health Care · RPK

OCTC Costing Taxpayers Mountains Of Cash

November 29th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Oh, look, it’s OCTCS paying Paula Gastenveld $250,000 in a negotiated settlement. With total costs exceeding $500,000, you have to wonder why the statewide press is able to remain silent on this scandal. From today’s Messenger-Inquirer: The Kentucky Community and Technical College System has paid former Owensboro Community & Technical College President Paula Gastenveld $250,000 [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education