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Entries from February 2012

Will Jack Be One Tough SOB Tomorrow Morning?

February 29th, 2012 · 7 Comments

How much you want to bet that more than one person in Tourism signed off on the language this firm is being blamed for? Kentucky is canceling its $179,900-a-year contract with a British marketing firm that touted “Roadkill Bingo” as one of the state’s tourist attractions. [John Cheves] Surely you find it highly entertaining that [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Economy · Embarrassing · Environment · Gambling · Hal Rogers · Hypocrisy · Jack Conway · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Steve Beshear

Here’s Mitch McConnell On Wanting It Both Ways

February 29th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Mitch McConnell can’t let a day go by without trying to blame President Barack Obama for rising gas prices. Here he is on the Senate floor: What is that, again, about wanting it both ways? Because we’ve yet to hear Mitch offer a solution or alternative to anything, ever. Also, the jokes just write themselves [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Economy · Environment · Hypocrisy · Mitch McConnell

Fischer Continues Trail Of Campaign Finance Lies

February 29th, 2012 · Comments Off

Still remember Greg Fischer’s latest campaign finance mess? The one where he’s lied umpteen times to the press about inaugural fund contributions from Bruce Lunsford and Ed Hart? The funds he and his people pulled a bait-and-switch with to use as campaign contributions to retire Greg’s personal debt? Here’s your refresher: Fischer’s Crew Still Don’t [...]

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Tags: Bruce Lunsford · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Flashback · Greg Fischer · Investigation · Law Enforcement

New Medicaid Managers Hit In Auditor’s Report

February 29th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Adam Edelen made ten recommendations to improve Kentucky’s Medicaid managed care system this morning. “The three new MCOs are sitting on more than a quarter of a billion taxpayer dollars while small-town doctors, hospitals and other health care providers have had to open or extend lines of credit to keep their doors open,” Edelen said. [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Health Care · Investigation

They Said They Supported It, So Where Are They?

February 29th, 2012 · 6 Comments

175 mayors from 32 states support the Freedom to Marry. They’ve released a video in support of marriage equality: So where is Greg Fischer? Where is Jim Gray?

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Tags: Discrimination · Greg Fischer · The Gays

Beshear Apparently WANTS To Be A Lame Duck

February 29th, 2012 · 1 Comment

This is what Steve Beshear’s crew is all about. And people still try to tell me they’re golden and wonderful people. [H-L] Whaaaat? You mean Bob Stivers is now pushing a pseudoephedrine bill that sounds dead up like 90% of the alternatives we suggested? Funny how that works. [WKYT] March is American Red Cross Month [...]

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Tags: Budget · Corruption · Discrimination · Flashback · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Humor · Poverty · Presidential Race · Steve Beshear · The Gays · UofL

How Hard Will Greg & David Fight This Time?

February 28th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Ruh ro, it’s Greg and David kitteh cat fun times in Frankfort again. [H-L] Jack Conway’s efforts to combat prescription drug abuse among Kentucky’s youth is admirable. But also sad – because it doesn’t stop the problem. So what will this Commonwealth do to combat the problem? [WHAS11] Cindy James, a former assistant state auditor, [...]

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Tags: Corruption · David L. Williams · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Greg Stumbo · Jack Conway · Law Enforcement · Mainstream · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Stats · Steve Beshear · Youth

Rand Paul Foaming About Rising Gas Prices

February 28th, 2012 · 3 Comments

What does Rand Paul know about the price of gasoline? He was on – what else? – Fox “News” to discuss it: Really – blaming Barack Obama for the country’s debt. And complaining about the lack of fracking. HAHAHA.

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Tags: Barack Obama · Economy · Embarrassing · Rand Paul

Jack’s Talks Don’t Work So What’s The Solution?

February 28th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Here’s a bit from Jack Conway’s press release about prescription drug abuse and kids: Attorney General Jack Conway took his Keep Kentucky Kids Safe program to Hardin and Washington counties today, alerting nearly 1,000 middle and high school students to the dangers of abusing prescription pills. A photo from the Hardin County event is attached [...]

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Tags: Jack Conway · Spotted · Youth

What We Love About Frankfort This Week…

February 28th, 2012 · 5 Comments

This week? We love that Steve Beshear and a handful of those bitter over horsey gambling are trying to blame David Williams for “killing” it. Never mind that it was, you know, everyone else in the state who did so. Primarily progressive Democrats who don’t believe in constitutionally guaranteeing right of ownership to five corporations [...]

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Tags: David L. Williams · Gambling · Hypocrisy · Steve Beshear