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Entries from May 2012

Everything Is Always Puppies And Rainbows Here

May 31st, 2012 · Comments Off

How long will it take mouth-breathers to freak out over this story about an illegal immigrant charged with prostituting underage girls in Kentucky? [H-L] Congress is considering legislation allowing the government to search through Internet traffic for early warnings of cyberattacks. The bills are controversial — worries about government surveillance have led to protests online. [...]

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Tags: Congress · Corruption · Discrimination · Economy · FEAR! · Immigration · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Presidential Race · Stats · The Gays

DNC Hitting Mittens Romney With Facts & Reality

May 31st, 2012 · Comments Off

Something tells us the DNC effort to paint Mittens Romney as a rich buffoon is working: Of course, Republicans are going to foam at the mouth. Partly because they don’t like President Barack Obama (half because he’s black, half because he’s not Republican) and because they can’t believe they’ve got such a terrible candidate.

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Tags: Presidential Race

We Always Get Awesome Email Messages

May 31st, 2012 · Comments Off

Like this one: Name: Kerri Email: KerriOki@aol.com Subject: ethics? Message: Trolling for dirt on John Schaaf, are you? You are an asshole. IP: 216.196.173.199 HOST: FL-ESR1-216-196-173-199.fuse.net Isn’t it perfect?

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Tags: Spotted

That Fancy KRS Top Pick Getting Sued Again

May 31st, 2012 · Comments Off

Remember Brian White, the new KRS dream director candidate? Yeah, that’s the guy. He’s getting sued again: Jeffrey D. Baker, former investment officer for the $8.6 billion San Diego County Employees’ Retirement Association, filed a federal lawsuit against SDCERA; Lee Partridge, the pension fund’s portfolio strategist; Mr. Partridge’s former firm, Integrity Capital Services; and Brian [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Flashback

Daddy Bought A Sweet Reappointment From Papaw

May 31st, 2012 · 2 Comments

Wanna know why nothing will change for the better any time soon at Kentucky Educational Television? Here’s a taste: CLICK TO ENLARGE That’s what happens when daddy buys access. You get to head an agency for which you have zero education, qualifications or experience and you get to serve on one of the most important [...]

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Tags: Embarrassing · Spotted · Steve Beshear

Fancy “Tax Reform” Commission Videos Just Released

May 31st, 2012 · Comments Off

Oh, look, Papaw Beshear’s people decided to release videurtape of the “tax reform” commission meeting in Paducah: See the other three videos after the jump…

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Tags: Spotted · Taxes

Child Poverty? Nothing To See Here, Move Along!

May 31st, 2012 · 1 Comment

On the economic ladder, rungs are moving further apart. That’s the America you live in today. [NPR] Okay, who in their right mind believes that History Channel miniseries “Hatfields and McCoys” is going to boost Kentucky tourism revenue? [FOX41] Negotiations between Medicaid managed-care company Coventry and Appalachian Regional Healthcare appear at an impasse as the [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Health Care · Humor · Hypocrisy · Kentucky Tourism · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Presidential Race · Steve Beshear · Youth

Cornbread King Jim Higdon Appeared On MSNBC

May 30th, 2012 · Comments Off

Jim Higdon, son of thief-tackler Senator Jimmy Higdon, was just on MSNBC talking about his book, Cornbread Mafia: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Not a Kentucky stereotype to be seen!

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Tags: Mainstream · Spotted

Lexington Literally Repeating Louisville’s Dramas

May 30th, 2012 · 1 Comment

In its attempt to be exactly like Louisville, Lexington has decided it’s time to try playing chess with take-home police cars. [H-L] NATO’s risky Afghan endgame? A timetable for winding down the war leaves more questions than answers. [The Economist] Feeling excited about eating all kinds of seafood? Pacific Bluefin tuna caught off the coast [...]

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Tags: Afghanistan · Congress · Discrimination · Economy · Environment · FEAR! · Hypocrisy · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Presidential Race · The Gays

Weird Trip Down Richie Farmer Memory Lane

May 30th, 2012 · Comments Off

We thought it’d be a good idea to take a trip down Richie Farmer Memory Lane. Because why not? Richie Farmer in 1987: Riche Farmer later: Richer Farmer in 2007: The world of Richie Farmer today:

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Tags: Flashback · Richie Farmer