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Kim King’s ALEC Claims Just Proved Bunk Again

August 12th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Federal prosecutors in Milwaukee sued a Kentucky-based pharmaceuticals services firm on Friday, accusing PharMerica Corp. of illegally dispensing addictive narcotics without proper oversight. [H-L]

On the day President Barack Obama proposed reforms to the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the National Security Agency shared a paper claiming legal authority for its spying and revealing that it “touches” 1.6 percent of Internet information. [HuffPo]

While his fiery rhetoric was designed to whip people into a frenzy, the paltry number of supporters scattered throughout the crowd left one with the impression that Bevin has a long way to go to defeat McConnell. [Courier & Press]

Turns out the 1960s were an unbelievably scary period of time for Kentucky Fried Chicken and Colonel Sanders. [Buzzfeed]

Just wishful thinking? He may call him a “friend” in Washington, but back home in Nevada, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is predicting the downfall of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. [C-J/AKN]

Representative Andy Barr, a Republican from Kentucky with little experience in the intricacies of Wall Street, was among the lucky House freshmen to secure a seat on the powerful Financial Services Committee. [NY Times]

The 2014 U.S. Senate election is 15 months away but a lot more people than Jesse Benton may be holding their noses before it’s over. [Ronnie Ellis]

Remember how Kim King was super-excited about her ALEC conference? And when her puppet master husband twatted that fracking was magical and had never caused water issues? Check out all the corporate influence in state legislation and lawmakers. [Bill Moyers]

Two of today’s best-selling high-end bourbons, Maker’s Mark and Pappy Van Winkle, got their start in very different ways but their recipes for success have two things in common: wheat and non-traditional marketing. [H-L]

President Barack Obama on Friday slammed Republicans for their continuing push to repeal his signature health care law, asking why the primary issue uniting the GOP involves kicking tens of tens of millions of people off of health insurance with no alternative plan for providing them coverage. [HuffPo]

The Kentucky museum where dinosaurs and biblical characters coexist has rolled out new exhibits and attractions – some with no religious message – to try to bring in new visitors. [WLEX18]

Another showdown over the filibuster is quickly approaching, a mere weeks after the previous one pushed the Senate to the brink of a nuclear-style rules change. [TPM]

A dilemma numerous county governments have found themselves in recently is one that has unfortunately not missed Perry County. [Hazard Herald]

A legal debate over whether one member of a same-sex couple has spousal privilege that would shield her from testifying against her partner is at the heart of a capital murder case in politically conservative Kentucky. [Reuters]

Tags: Andy Barr · Barack Obama · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Mitch McConnell · Senate · The Gays · Wiretapping

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Novena // Aug 12, 2013 at 9:38 am

    “Genesis Will Never Be the Same”

    Adam: “I don’t know about KY’s Creationist Museum. It seems to be going in a more secular direction.”

    Eve: “Great! It shows how humankind is evolving mentally.”

  • 2 Monica // Aug 12, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Novena:

    “Do Whatcha Gotta Do” (for black ink on the P&L)

    Ken Ham: “Ouch.”

    Me: “Funny.”