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Mitch McConnell’s Feathers Finally Getting Ruffled

January 9th, 2013 · 1 Comment

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The powerful gun lobby, the National Rifle Association, is slated to meet with Vice President Joe Biden as he considers recommendations on how to respond to a mass shooting last month in Newtown, Connecticut, the White House said on Tuesday. [Reuters]

Major Pee Alert: Some mouth-breathers are freaking out about kids taking yoga classes. Because we all know it’s brainwashing “the children” and forcing them into Hinduism or whatever. [NPR]

This race thing at the University of Kentucky apparently is not going away any time soon. Here’s hoping UK’s administration comes to its senses and tries to fix this quickly. [Click the Clicky]

The feds have replaced the flawed foreclosure review with a vague $8.5 billion settlement. [ProPublica]

Police in Pulaski county are trying to piece together the scene where two people have been found dead. [WKYT]

Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · FEAR! · Frustration · Humor · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Takin yer guns! · UK

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  • 1 Ed Marksberry // Jan 9, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Don Stewart, a spokesman for McConnell, said the senator’s comment comparing the debts of the U.S. and Greece was “an analogy … not a statement of empirical precision.”
    Well if you ask me it was an “empirical lie” to compare our debt being as high percentage of GDP as Greece, but then again what can we expect from Mitch. Fear mongering and misinformation coming from our US Senator is an insult to our founding father’s and he should be held accountable for it.