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Alison Got It Mostly Right On The Second Try

July 31st, 2013 · 6 Comments

When the ambulance crew arrived, about 8:20 p.m., Joan Boice was in the TV lounge, face-down on the carpet. Her head had struck the floor with some velocity; bruises were forming on her forehead and both cheeks. It appeared she’d lost her balance and fallen out of a chair. [ProPublica]

The Instant Racing machines that look like slots but are billed as pari-mutuel race bets are making money at Ellis Park, but they are falling well short of the boost they provided Kentucky Downs in Franklin. [C-J/AKN]

Outside media-types really never pay attention when it comes to Kentucky. The false claim that the Grimes Campaign event was a Democratic Party event is not based in reality. It was a Grimes Campaign event. The KDP is not officially involved – yet – because there will be a Democratic primary. [Politico]

Seriously, journalists, cyanobacteria is not algae – it’s bacteria. “Algae” was mentioned no fewer than eight times. [WFPL]

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) said Tuesday he has yet to decide whether to support a proposal to block government funding if it includes money for ObamaCare. [The Hill]

Critics panned Alison Lundergan Grimes’ initial announcement that she’s running for the U.S. Senate. She got it right the second time. [Ronnie Ellis]

The US economy grew at an annualised pace of 1.7% in the second quarter of the year, the Commerce Department has said. That was a faster pace than expected by economists. [BBC]

Telephone customers in Western Kentucky soon can begin preparing for the changes that will come early next year, when area code 364 is added to the same geographic area as the current area code 270. [C-J/AKN]

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said on Tuesday he was “disappointed” with budget talks between Republican senators and the White House, saying President Barack Obama has offered concessions while Republicans refuse to budge. [Reuters]

Joe Arnold is super-obsessed with all teabaggers and Matt Bevin is no exception. The latest story is one about how badly Bevin wants health care reform to die. [WHAS11]

Yay, health care failures. The misery of low back pain often drives people to the doctor to seek relief. But doctors are doing a pretty miserable job of treating back pain, a study finds. [NPR]

Covington City Commissioner Michelle Williams is entitled to her job, despite a criminal past that the Kenton County attorney believes precludes her from holding office. [Cincinnasti Enquirer]

A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals, according to documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden. [The Guardian]

Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · Economy · Gambling · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Wiretapping

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Gary Guss // Jul 31, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Cyanobacter is Bluegreen Algae Jake,

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyanobacteria

    Used to do research on them back in College

  • 2 jake // Jul 31, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Cyanobacteria = bacteria. Not algae.

    While cyanobacteria are photosynthetic and are called blue green algae – it’s just a point of convenience. Cyanobacteria aren’t eukaryotes. It’s only the chloroplast in eukaryotic algae that they’re related to.

  • 3 John Q. Public // Jul 31, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Google ” blue-green algae”. The please be quiet about science topics when you dont have the necessary education to speak properly on the topic.
    Because even Berkeley admits they are often called by either name.
    http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/bacteria/cyanointro.html

  • 4 jake // Jul 31, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Maybe it’s time to put yourself out of your own misery because you’re beyond obsessed with commenting here. You have attempted to leave more than 200 nasty comments since 2011. But you’re too detached from reality to realize that I know who you are, where you work, what you do in your free time, the sites you visit on the internet, the specific devices you use to access this website, etc. It’s purely out of professional courtesy that I have not castigated you publicly. But I can promise I will do so at some point if you can’t give it a rest. You, of all people, should know that I am nothing if not patient and precise.

    Unfortunately for you, I have both the education and experience to know what I am talking about. If you’d bothered to read your own link? You would have seen:

    Because they are photosynthetic and aquatic, cyanobacteria are often called “blue-green algae”. This name is convenient for talking about organisms in the water that make their own food, but does not reflect any relationship between the cyanobacteria and other organisms called algae. Cyanobacteria are relatives of the bacteria, not eukaryotes, and it is only the chloroplast in eukaryotic algae to which the cyanobacteria are related.

    It’s a photosynthetic bacteria, not an algae, as it was once considered maybe 75 zillion years ago. It is often called BGA and that’s it.

    Pro-tip: You can typically eradicate cyanobacteria with broad-spectrum antibiotics like Minocycline because it’s a bacteria. You can’t kill algae like that.

    Nice try, though.

  • 5 Monica // Aug 1, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Dear Jake:

    PREACH!!!

    Respectfully submitted,

    Monica

  • 6 jake // Aug 1, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Here’s a nice email our tips account received:

    Name: John Q. Public

    Email: johnpublicanonymous@gmail.com

    Subject: Have at it fucktard

    Message: “But you’re too detached from reality to realize that I
    know who you are, where you work, what you do in your free time, the
    sites you visit on the internet, the specific devices you use to
    access this website, etc. It’s purely out of professional courtesy
    that I have not castigated you publicly. But I can promise I will do
    so at some point if you can’t give it a rest.”

    LMAO suuure.

    IP: 74.141.251.250
    HOST: 74-141-251-250.dhcp.insightbb.com

    If they think I don’t have the details? They’ll probably want to flash back to 2011 when I forced Insight and other providers to hand over details about dozens of people. That’s on top of two law firms using private investigators to trail them all. Resulted in a settlement I’m still not allowed to share details about. But you’ll note the nasty, defamatory attacks stopped, people lost their jobs, others moved out-of-state and I’m still sitting on a trove of information that slowly gets dispersed.