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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 Blanton. Amanda Fannin, a person of interest in the case, has signed a plea deal that will prevent charges from being filed against her. [WKYT]

Conservative justices on the Supreme Court expressed skepticism Wednesday about whether the federal government should still be requiring preclearance of voting system changes in certain places with a history of racial discrimination in elections. [HuffPo]

A bill that would require young boys and girls to be immunized for the human papillomavirus, known as HPV, was approved by a narrow margin in the House on Tuesday with a vote of 54-40. [C-J/AKN]

For the past several years, congressional Republicans have focused relentlessly on a single message: Washington — led by President Obama — is spending too much money, and it needs to stop. But according to new Washington Post-ABC News polling, that laser-like focus isn’t helping Republicans win the argument over federal spending — with 67 percent of those tested disapproving of the “way Republicans in Congress are handling federal spending.” [WaPo]

Maybe they really do have it in for constables in Kentucky. What began as a normal trip to the pharmacy, became startling for one man this afternoon in Bowling Green. [WBKO]

President Barack Obama will meet with top congressional leaders on Friday to discuss the deep, automatic U.S. government spending cuts slated to go into effect that day, congressional and White House officials said on Wednesday. [Reuters]

An office created before the invention of the automobile and telephone might soon be abolished in some communities if Rep. Adam Koenig, R-Erlanger, gets his way. Koenig is sponsor of a proposed constitutional amendment which, if approved by voters, would allow local county governments to abolish the office of constable. [Ronnie Ellis]

John Boehner is mad as hell, and he’s not going to take it anymore! So the Smoking Man dragged his rich Corinthian leather hide in front of a room full of reporters to say that the House of Representatives had done all it would do to avoid the upcoming sequester, and now is the time for the Senate “to get off its ass.” [Wonkette]

Kate Hopkins didn’t know the man in the casket, never met him or his family. Yet, Hopkins attended the funeral of Francisco Carmona, 48, on a gray, cold day at a county-owned cemetery in south Louisville. [H-L]

Don’t expect any landmark gay rights bills in the 113th Congress. The GOP-controlled House of Representatives continues to use taxpayer money to uphold a law barring federal recognition of same-sex marriage, and even smaller provisions often meet with stiff resistance. [HuffPo]

Did you see the email blast earlier today? Mitch McConnell’s campaign is now trying to use the race-baiting Kentucky Progress stunt to raise funds. They’ll raise gobs of cash. [Deep Senatorial Failures]

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

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  • 1 Novena // Feb 27, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    “When An Apology Is Not Enough”

    Empress Elaine: “Mitch, Kentucky Progress apologized to us. Should that be enough?”

    Mitch: “Hell, no! We use their race-baiting crap to raise more funds. I know politics, my dear.”

    Empress: “I like it. We get sympathy–and we get moolah.”