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Derby’s Over & The Crazy’s Back In Full Force

May 7th, 2013 · 1 Comment

In a desperate attempt to hide their bipartisan collusion in raiding pensions, the legislature and governor have put out a disastrous bill, Senate Bill 2, that not only tries to cover up their past indiscretions but harms local governments and non-profits as well. [H-L]

Where’s Jack Conway on this? Oh, right. New York’s attorney general on Monday accused Wells Fargo and Bank of America of violating the terms of last year’s national mortgage settlement by failing to process hundreds of refinancing requests promptly. [HuffPo]

BREAKING NEWS! Okay, kidding about that part. But Jonathan Miller had the nerve to suggest Democrats aren’t scrambling to catch up to Mitch McConnell’s campaign. [Kenny Coleslaw]

Three Tea Party senators are angling for the White House — and could be one another’s greatest obstacles to winning the GOP nomination. Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.), three favorites of the conservative movement, have been quietly jostling for position over policy and stature within the party. [The Hill]

Norma Padgett has had seven teeth pulled since August — several after cavities festered because she couldn’t afford to see the dentist. She’s used Crazy Glue to repair her old, broken dentures. And she once delayed having a wisdom tooth removed until a severe infection forced her to get emergency treatment. [C-J/AKN]

On Jan. 23, 2008, the pharmaceutical company Novartis threw a party at a restaurant on Long Island. The party, which cost $1,250, was ostensibly for doctors to learn about cardiovascular drugs made by the company, with Novartis sales representatives present as well. [ProPublica]

Carter Fiscal Court met Friday in special session for the second reading of an ordinance to address overcrowding at the Carter County Detention Center. [Journal-Times]

The incoming president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) has told attendees of its conference they are freedom fighters in a “culture war”. James Porter, who takes over the top job on Monday, issued the rallying cry at the NRA’s annual meeting in Texas. [BBC]

Way to go, Laurel County, way to go. A Laurel County teenager is in jail on federal charges for making bombs. [WKYT]

This school in Bowling Green is apparently tops in the entire nation. [HuffPo]

Jamie Cornbr… COMER will travel to Washington, D.C. to lobby for Kentucky hemp. [H-L]

President Barack Obama signaled on Friday that a proposal to add a same-sex partnership measure to an immigration overhaul should not be allowed to derail the entire legislative effort. [Reuters]

We say “amen” to our colleagues at the Lexington Herald-Leader who have called for a new method of realigning legislative districts to balance population changes from census to census. [The Morehead News]

Insane in the brain? Everything is turning up horse poop for Michele Beard Bachmann. [Wonkette]

Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Health Care · Immigration · Jonathan Miller · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul · Takin yer guns! · The Gays

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  • 1 CASEY E // May 7, 2013 at 10:53 am

    nra–culture war?? why is no one making a stir about these guns being marketed and sold for kids?? i must be living in a vacuum as i had no idea this was being done… pink and blue guns made for 5 yr olds?? wtf is wrong with people?? Mattel made a set that shot little plastic “bullets” that wouldnt go further than 10 ft and my parents wouldnt get it for me until i was 10.. now they can get a real weapon?? and obviously some if not most allow the kid to “play” with it in the house?? and it had to come to light in KY ….. of course