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Give McConnell Credit: He Opposes Syrian Strike

September 11th, 2013 · 3 Comments

With the twist of a switch, Gov. Steve Beshear and Gruppo Campari CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz officially started Wild Turkey’s new $43 million bottling and packaging line. [H-L]

Americans will commemorate the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with solemn ceremonies and pledges to not forget the nearly 3,000 killed when hijacked jetliners crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a Pennsylvania field. [HuffPo]

Yesterday, Jack Conway took credit for the FDA’s decision to add pregnancy warnings to painkillers. Unfortunately, it’s not him who is responsible. It’s a huge group of 42 attorneys general responsible. [Press Release]

You’ll pee yourself a little bit when reading these social media rules from Gannett. Easily 99% of A Kentucky Newspaper’s folks are in violation. [Jim Romenesko]

This Friday morning, the Eastern Kentucky University campus will be the site of a segment on the popular ABC television show Good Morning America. [Richmond Register]

Not long after President Barack Obama finished his Syria speech Tuesday evening, people on Mitch McConnell’s campaign mailing list received a fundraising pitch touting the Kentucky Republican’s decision earlier in the day to oppose a military strike in the war-torn country. [Roll Call]

This time, the article Greg Stumbo claims he wrote (he didn’t – the LRC wrote it) is all about Kentucky tourism. [Floyd County Times]

UK scientists are about to set out for Antarctica to investigate the mighty Pine Island Glacier. The PIG drains about 10% of all the ice sliding off the west of the continent, and has seen a marked thinning and a surge in velocity in recent decades. [BBC]

After weeks of fiery rhetoric and legal maneuvering, Norton Healthcare and the University of Louisville medical leaders have agreed to meet in hopes of ironing out a dispute over Kosair Children’s Hospital. [C-J/AKN]

The National Security Agency routinely violated court-ordered privacy protections between 2006 and 2009 by examining phone numbers without sufficient intelligence tying them to associates of suspected terrorists, according to U.S. officials and documents that were declassified on Tuesday. [Reuters]

A Fayette County grand jury will consider the case of a man accused of beating his roommate to death three days after the victim moved into an apartment. [H-L]

U.S. President Barack Obama vowed to pursue a diplomatic initiative from Russia over Syria’s chemical weapons on Tuesday but voiced skepticism about it and urged Americans to support his threat to use military force. [HuffPo]

Tags: Barack Obama · Education · Environment · Flashback · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Humor · Jack Conway · Kentucky Business · Military · Mitch McConnell · Steve Beshear · UofL

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ed Marksberry // Sep 11, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Jesse Benton sends out an email blast claiming that “Mitch made it very clear to me from the beginning that he does not politicize issues of national security. He believes that America’s strength in the world should not be subject to the political theatre that so often takes hold of Washington these days.” And then he ask for money to support his campaign. Come on Jesse, you and Mitch are as phony as the Creation Museums dinosaur exhibit. Shame,shame,shame!

  • 2 jake // Sep 11, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Democrats do the same damn thing with fundraising email blasts.

    Lately, they’ve done it on women, race, health care.

    What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

  • 3 Ed Marksberry // Sep 11, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Touché Jake, touché !