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Jerry Spreads Corruption, Stumbo Rolls His Eyes

November 19th, 2012 · 1 Comment

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Have you read this crazy story about $95,000 goats being killed in Scott County with deputy approval? [H-L]

Despite two decades of dire health warnings and threats of federal intervention, the specialty drugmakers at the center of the nation’s deadly meningitis outbreak have repeatedly staved off tougher federal oversight with the help of powerful allies in Congress. [NY Times]

Greg Stumbo says the faux tax commission chaired by Jerry “I-Screwed-Louisville-For-2.5-Decades” Abramson needs courage. Hahaha. The Kentucky House speaker said the commission charged with proposing changes to Kentucky’s tax code is “backing away” from controversial issues. [WFPL]

Lots of red-blooded US Merkins love America so much they want to LEAVE IT (because Kenyan Mooslim Sharia Oppression and such). But one such patriot is a little more interesting! Sup, guy who started Alabama’s secession petition Derrick Belcher, 45, of “Chuncula”? “Blah blah libertarianism, RON PAUL!!!1!, freedom, not-racist, hard-working, etc.” [Wonkette]

Really, people are surprised that no one trusts this University of Louisville Hospital merger? Despite assurances that treatment won’t change, a growing chorus of residents, doctors and national observers are raising concerns that Catholic health rules may influence patient care at University Hospital under its new partnership with KentuckyOne Health. [C-J/AKN]

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is defending the court’s 2010 decision in the Citizens United case that helped fuel hundreds of millions of dollars of spending by independent groups in the just-concluded campaign season. [HuffPo]

A memorial service was held in West Liberty for all that was lost nearly 9 months ago. A coffee tree now stands in memory of what was lost, but also represents what’s to come in West Liberty. [WYMT]

Privacy buffs have struggled for years to make their fight to keep law enforcement out of email feel personal — and now they’ve got a face. [Politico]

Seeking to take advantage of historically low interest rates, the Richmond City Commission began action Tuesday to finance the purchase of new police cars as well as refinancing an existing bank loan and selling bonds at what it hopes will be a lower rate than some existing bonds. [Richmond Register]

Looking for tips on how to be a bitter loser? Mittens Romney to the rescue! Mittens Romney slammed the Republican primary debates, and the media, in the same call to donors in which he made his infamous “gifts” comments. [HuffPo]

Tags: Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Eastern Kentucky · FEAR! · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Presidential Race · Taxes · UofL

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  • 1 Novena // Nov 19, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    “Magic & the Hospital Merger”

    KY priest #1: “Our prayers have been answered. We asked for the same hospital rules as before and UofL went for it.”

    KY priest #2: “Yes, sorta like changing water into wine. UofL is easy prey, but I’m not so sure about the public.”