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Entries from January 2012

It’s A Really Big Day For Flashbacks In Kentucky

January 31st, 2012 · 4 Comments

Bob Gunnell, who loves to tell people he “left” Peritus because they didn’t support Steve Beshear (they’re “close friends,” you know) enough, is focused on keeping a select few super-wealthy people in Louisville’s Mockingbird Valley from having to see any poor people using sidewalks. And he’s focused on trash talking the folks who support making [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Election 2011 · Flashback · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Jack Conway · KY-4 · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Steve Beshear · Taxes

Hal Rogers Will Protect Women From Themselves

January 31st, 2012 · Comments Off

Oh, look, it’s Hal Rogers telling you he knows what’s better for women than the actual women: He’s probably keeping umpteen people on the dole for this mess. So let’s abort all children forever.

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Tags: Hal Rogers · Spotted

Sylvia’s Book Sighting Caused A Big Flashback

January 31st, 2012 · 2 Comments

This morning’s Sylvia Lovely book sighting almost caused our feeble brains to short circuit. Then we remembered that Sylvia had a blog before she became an important food expert radio host-turned-lobbyist. The post titled “Be Nobody’s Darling – Alice Walker, Author of the Color Purple” has mysteriously disappeared. Even “An Interesting Encounter” is no more. [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Flashback · Spotted

Ruth Ann Palumbo Would Face Charges In Indiana

January 31st, 2012 · Comments Off

The Indiana Secretary of State is in big trouble for doing nearly exactly what Ruth Ann Palumbo is doing: Jury selection began Monday for embattled Ind. Secretary of State Charlie White. White is charged with seven felonies including voter fraud and perjury. It all stems from allegations that he lied about where he lived in [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Flashback · Hypocrisy

Former Rand Paul Staffer Running For Office

January 31st, 2012 · 2 Comments

Former Rand Paul staffer Chris Hightower will file today to run for Martha Jane King’s old State House seat. While Hightower is sure to ruffle Democratic feathers over his old MySpace profile from a few years ago, he’s got a good shot. He’s obviously going to beat Jo Orange and Kent Wilson based on name [...]

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Tags: Flashback · Rand Paul · Spotted

This Is Why Kentucky Can’t Have Nice Things

January 31st, 2012 · Comments Off

Yes, that damn penguin and the State Senate hijinks are ruining Kentucky’s stellar reputation around the country: Penguin poop, Miss Kentucky, Okay, so we made the “stellar” bit up. HEAD – DESK.

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Tags: Embarrassing · Mainstream

No Words Necessary For This Sylvia Thing

January 31st, 2012 · Comments Off

Spotted at a bookstore in Lexington: CLICK TO ENLARGE It’s funny cause it’s true. Almost as funny as that time Jim Newberry donated her book to the lieberry. No, not Turd Burgling & Taxpayer Fleecing: Putting The Swindle Wool Over Their Eyes And Complaining When Caught. This is what we’re talking about. Definitely not as [...]

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Tags: Flashback · Humor · Spotted

Will Thayer Have The Balls To Be Transparent?

January 31st, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Democratic Governors Association is for sale just like every other political group in the country. [Pro Publica] Growing inequality, environmental decline and “teetering” economies mean the world must change the way it does business, a UN report concludes. [BBC] KC Crosbie isn’t running for re-election in Lexington. Will she try running for something else [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Death Penalty · Economy · Flashback · Gambling · Greg Fischer · Hypocrisy · Mainstream · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Senate · Stats · Steve Beshear

Kentucky Legislators Should Be Tested For Drugs

January 30th, 2012 · 1 Comment

One of Richie Farmer’s former staffers was fined for misconduct. Trying to turn a non-merit job into a protected merit job doesn’t fly. The Executive Branch Ethics Commission apparently has more balls than the Legislative. [John Cheves] Wow, we’re still pretending that Frankfort isn’t bought and paid for by king coal, payday loan sharks and [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Greg Stumbo · Humor · Jack Conway · Richie Farmer · Steve Beshear

The AOC Finally Gets To Move Its Offices

January 30th, 2012 · Comments Off

Woah, the Administrative Office of the Courts finally gets to move to the old Home Depot building in Frankfort. The office currently pays $1.3 million in rent for seven buildings at Millcreek Park in Frankfort. The Administrative Office of the Courts oversees administrative and other tasks associated with operating the state’s court system. By moving [...]

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Tags: Flashback