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Is It Election Day Yet? Everyone Has Burned Out

October 22nd, 2012 · 5 Comments

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An ­unidentified flying object reportedly was seen in several areas of Pike County last week, but officials have no information as to what the object might have been. [H-L]

The Transportation Security Administration has been quietly removing its X-ray body scanners from major airports over the last few weeks and replacing them with machines that radiation experts believe are safer. [ProPublica]

Thursday could mark the beginning of the end of one of the most consequential political careers in modern Kentucky legislative politics. [C-J/AKN]

U.S. companies are taking aim at pension risks with lump-sum offers. Corporate America is finally ready to deal with a monkey on its back: massive pension obligations. [Reuters]

Wondering about the cost of war? Most common sense people are and these folks have some answers. [NPR]

Is this another big duh moment? Of course those seats are for sale. Two of Gov. Steve Beshear’s appointees to the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees were among the big givers to the Kentucky Democratic Party last month. [C-J/AKN]

Just in case you need a reason to roll your eyes at yet another church filled with ignorant bigots. [Wonkette]

Across the state, employers of all types — manufacturers, banks, government and even hospitals, part of the typically strong health care industry — have laid off employees in recent years. [H-L]

Will Alison Lundergan Grimes run against Mitch McConnell? She continues to use her campaign and her office to prop up her name ID so it makes sense. And you know her daddy wants her to do it. [Politico]

People are still freaking out over Janet Stumbo. A Kentucky Supreme Court race could answer the age-old question: What’s in a name? [WKYT]

Teresa Sharp is fifty-three years old and has lived in a modest single-family house on Millsdale Street, in a suburb of Cincinnati, for nearly thirty-three years. A lifelong Democrat, she has voted in every Presidential election since she turned eighteen. [New Yorker]

The latest tracking surveys continue to show a remarkably close race between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mittens Romney, with Obama maintaining very narrow advantages in crucial battleground states like Ohio that will likely decide the election. [HuffPo]

Tags: Afghanistan · Alison Grimes · Corruption · David L. Williams · Eastern Kentucky · FEAR! · Iraq · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Senate · Steve Beshear · Wasted Money

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Novena // Oct 22, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    “That Ignorant Church in Texas”

    There is an old Southern Baptist saying: Sometimes they don’t hold them under water long enough.

  • 2 Mark H (Not Hebert) // Oct 22, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    At what point does the public sector accept the fact the pensions are no longer viable. Obviously, private industry realized this ling ago and are obviously trying to take steps to correct the issue. This doesn’t change the fact that nether the private or public sector can deliver on their promises.

    I think if people have the opportunity to take a lump sum and get the money under their control, at least they know where they stand and plan accordingly. The public workers are just hoping the ax falls after they die, because the pension funds have been so corruptly and incompetently run over the years that t=it will be mathematically impossible to deliver on their promises. I would rather know where I stand.

  • 3 jake // Oct 23, 2012 at 8:03 am

    At what point?

    Probably the point when the people responsible for the public sector pension scandals are held responsible for their criminal actions.

    Quit making excuses. Because, quite frankly, the public sector in Kentucky most certainly could have delivered on its promises had elected officials and their friends at Kentucky Retirement Systems hadn’t been so corrupt.

    This bullshit of just bending over and accepting whatever comes someone’s way has got to stop. Unless these corrupt SOBs are held accountable, nothing will ever EVER change.

  • 4 Mark H (Not Hebert) // Oct 23, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    I totally agree with you about the corruption, but it doesn’t change the reality of the current financial situation. My point of noted where you stand has nothing to do with what is fair or good, but rather based on my concern that vulnerable folks don’t realize the financial peril they are really in. I just think there are going to be a lot of people devastated when they realize that the security they planned on does not exists and the time to plan for alternative sources of retirement income is gone. Is a false sense of security better than a known lack of security?

    The voters who don’t hold these people accountable are to blame. We keep re-electing these scumbags and then complain when they act like scumbags.

  • 5 Mark H (Not Hebert) // Oct 23, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    I’ll proof read better next time.