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Entries from February 2013

Voting Rights? Who Needs Voting Rights! Shooo

February 28th, 2013 · Comments Off

More than 100 big-name Republicans have signed a new brief urging the Supreme Court to codify the right to gay marriage in one of the biggest shifts toward embracing gay marriage in the recent history of the GOP. But while significant, the shift is less than meets the eye. [WaPo] Surely this isn’t the way [...]

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Tags: Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Presidential Race · Takin yer guns! · The Gays

First Lady Releases Her Latest Reading List

February 28th, 2013 · Comments Off

First Lady Jane Beshear released her latest reading list yesterday! It’s for the Third Annual Statewide Literacy Celebration that takes place March 4 through March 8. “Reading is a fundamental tool that we must encourage children to utilize at an early age,” said Mrs. Beshear. “Literacy and reading serve as the foundation for learning and [...]

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Tags: Education · Youth

Grimes’ Moves Support Her Political Ambition

February 28th, 2013 · Comments Off

If Alison Lundergan Grimes’ recent trip to Afghanistan wasn’t proof enough that she’s trying to broaden her appeal for a future political run didn’t cause you to raise an eyebrow? Some of her latest press releases certainly will. Like this one focusing on military voting: Today, the state Senate voted 37-0 to approve Senate Bill [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Military

Pension Legislation Is A Double-Edged Sword

February 28th, 2013 · Comments Off

Since KERS is so effed in the you-know-where, any sort of reform is going to be problematic. All of Greg Stumbo’s proposals are going nowhere fast because KERS, at 27% funding, has been corrupted. Letting in all the non-government entities like KEMI, the Credit Union, all the mental health agencies and the regional universities was [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Greg Stumbo

Mitch Gains Campaign $ From Super PAC Mess

February 28th, 2013 · Comments Off

We told you last evening about Mitch McConnell’s re-election campaign capitalizing on the racist remarks from Progress Kentucky. Here’s the email blast: Dear Friend, You’ve probably seen the attack ads already targeting Senator McConnell – still nearly 2 years away from the election! As he stands in the breach for freedom and against President Obama’s [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Mitch McConnell · Senate

Rand Paul: World’s Most Epic Economic Genius

February 28th, 2013 · 1 Comment

It appears the length of time Rand Paul is comfortable being away from Fox News is three days. Here he is foaming at the mouth again this week:

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Tags: Economy · Rand Paul

Meanwhile, Alison Lundergan Grimes Quietly Makes Her U.S. Senate Moves Behind The Scenes?

February 28th, 2013 · Comments Off

Basically, we all need to start up a few fancy pyramid schemes posthaste. The top two executives at Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing made nearly $40 million in recent years, even as 98 percent of the Lexington-based company’s independent representatives made less than $1,000 in annual commissions, according to a court-ordered report. [H-L] Democratic Senators Carl Levin [...]

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Tags: Corruption · First Amendment · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Humor · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Senate

Let’s Watch Frankfort Freak All Out About HPV

February 27th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Let’s get something straight about Kentucky Progress: It’s not an actual progressive group in Kentucky. It’s a couple people trying to develop political prowess. A couple people who have no concept of Kentucky outside Louisville, in fact. [TPM] A plea agreement has been signed and filed in relation to the death of Larry and Sandara [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Health Care · Humor · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Senate · The Gays

Mitch McConnell Went On Rant About Sequester

February 27th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Mitch McConnell can’t help himself from melting down these days. It’s in his blood to complain and deny responsibility. So, of course he melted down over sequester. Part One: See the second part after the jump…

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Tags: Economy · Mitch McConnell

Hoover Speaks On Bad Bait-N-Switch Legislating

February 27th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Here’s what Jeff Hoover had to say on the floor of the State House yesterday on hemp and pension non-reform: The practice he’s talking about? Committee Substitutes being presented moments before a vote are a disaster. It’s why Kentucky can’t have nice things. But about hemp… Jamie Comer’s folks need to quit with the scorched [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Spotted