Everything Is Always Puppies And Rainbows Here

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. [NPR]

Of course this teabagger legislator is a race-baiting twit. You already know they do things like push for allowing discrimination on the basis of race. [HuffPo]

Humbler horizons? America’s economy is growing at an unimpressive rate. It may not be able to go much faster. [The Economist]

You apparently can’t even go swimming in your own pool in Lexington without finding someone who has drowned or been suicided. [WKYT]

The Kentucky Kingdom-Koch Family-Ed Hart mess is turning into a nice scandal for Steve Beshear, Greg Fischer, Larry Hayes and crew. It’s going to cost Kentucky taxpayers millions upon millions of dollars. [The ‘Ville Voice]

A former Jessamine County Emergency Medical Services employee has filed a lawsuit alleging discriminatory practices by the county. [H-L]

Two Republican judges declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. This will further freak all the mouth-breathers out today. [Think Progress]

Whaaaat? Filings for unemployment benefits are at a five-week high? We thought everything with the economy was puppies and rainbows. [WLEX18]

Maybe the Republican House majority in Warshington isn’t so safe. [WaPo]

If Walmart can end its relationship with ALEC? Then there’s no excuse for Democratic legislators in Kentucky to continue ties with the organization. [HuffPo]

Apparently people who drive Fords will get preferential treatment at the Kentucky Speedway? [FOX41]

Private payroll growth accelerated only slightly last month and claims for jobless benefits rose last week, suggesting the U.S. labor market recovery was stalling after a strong performance early in the year. [Reuters]

A handful of bloated, white Republican men in Kentucky are claiming President Barack Obama is the economic satan. But let’s get back to reality and take a look at what Mittens Romney’s Massachusetts record actually contains. [Click the Clicky]

That Fancy KRS Top Pick Getting Sued Again

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 White, SDCERA’s CEO, claiming he was terminated for reporting investment policy violations.

The complaint by Mr. Baker, who was terminated in July 2011, claims Mr. Partridge and his firm retaliated against him because he had reported to government agents and his superiors violations of the retirement association’s risk budget for high yield and the U.S. Treasury programs under the pension fund’s investment policy statement. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in San Diego and seeks unspecified damages.

Yep, that’s the guy the Kentucky Retirement Systems wants to run everything.

And you wonder why the joint is flushing hundreds of millions of dollars and why whistleblowers like Chris Tobe face retaliation and retribution for merely telling the truth.