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Washington Wants To Starve All Of The Poors

October 28th, 2013 · 4 Comments

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees voted Saturday to adopt some major themes in guiding the school’s future. [H-L]

The Justice Department for the first time has notified a criminal defendant that evidence being used against him came from a warrantless wiretap, a move that is expected to set up a Supreme Court test of whether such eavesdropping is constitutional. [NY Times]

Just in case you needed another reason to continue thinking the cat-lick church is obscene when it comes to the priest scandal? The Kentucky Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of a former parish bookkeeper who sued the Archdiocese of Louisville, claiming she was fired after objecting to the presence of a priest accused of sexual abuse. [C-J/AKN]

For 14 years, the American Legacy Foundation has managed hundreds of millions of dollars drawn from a government settlement with big tobacco companies, priding itself on funding vital health research and telling the unadorned truth about the deadly effects of smoking. Yet the foundation, located just blocks from the White House, was restrained when asked on a federal disclosure form whether it had experienced an embezzlement or other “diversion” of its assets. [WaPo]

If you skipped watching Papaw on Meet the Press this weekend, you didn’t miss anything. []

Former secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday called for a robust discussion about the balance between privacy and security, comments that come as American allies express concerns over U.S. surveillance. [Politico]

The Kentucky Hospital Association Friday publicly denied a report from the office of Gov. Steve Beshear from Thursday in regards to accounts receivable reconcilation for several Kentucky health facilities. [Murray Ledger & Times]

The U.S. is facing a shortage of a drug widely used for lethal injections. With few options, states are turning to new drugs and compounding pharmacies, rather than overseas companies. [NPR]

Senator Mitch McConnell is already facing aggressive campaigns from both republican Matt Bevin and democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. [WBKO]

Opponents of the Bluegrass Pipeline hope to use an existing tool in their favor: local zoning ordinances. [H-L]

Millions of people are in for a shock at the end of the week when their food stamp benefits will be cut across the board. [The Hill]

We’re not entirely sure what it says about a person when they move to a new legislative district just so they can keep their job as a legislator. But we think it says they’re probably the kind of person who believes they are entitled and deserve to keep their easy paycheck and retirement benefits no matter what, everyone else be damned. [Ryan Alessi]

No one is surprised that the mainstream media didn’t find it relevant to mention that the latest video from Alison Grimes is just a web ad that most Kentucky voters will never see. [MSNBC]

Tags: Alison Grimes · Death Penalty · Eastern Kentucky · Health Care · KY Supreme Court · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Steve Beshear · UK · Wasted Money · Wiretapping

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Conservative Kentuckian // Oct 28, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    I’d like to know why Stumbo put several incumbent Democrats together. And I would still love to know what precipitated putting John Will Stacy and Hubie Collins in the same district. Surely your Morgan County sources know the inside scoop on that. I heard that Collins said he planned to retire but has since reneged on that statement.

  • 2 jake // Oct 28, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Because JWS now refuses to be Greg’s errand boy.

    He won’t admit it but I got it straight from the horse’s mouth. JWS may have an appetite for women and I may disagree with him most of the time but I’ve never seen him try to get rich off of being a legislator. That likely doesn’t sit well with Greg & Co. these days. Gotta get that Addington scratch or you’re not one of the cool kids.

  • 3 Conservative Kentuckian // Oct 28, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    I also heard that Stumbo was upset with Stacy for some reason, from someone close to Jeff Hoover, but never heard the reason why.

    John Will doesn’t think he can lose a primary, or at least that’s what he’s said publicly. Can’t remember if any other counties besides Johnson and Morgan are in that district, but I’d like to see D registration numbers in the two counties. Best I can tell, Hubie’s well-liked in Johnson County and I know John Will has rubbed a few the wrong way in Morgan.

    And interesting that Rocky’s deferring to Sinnette. Or does Rocky actually think he could lose that primary?

  • 4 jake // Oct 29, 2013 at 7:05 am

    The only people he’s rubbed the wrong way in Morgan County are currently under federal investigation.