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Latest Rand Delusion: He’s An Economics Genius

December 6th, 2013 · 2 Comments

We can’t stop laughing: Walter Blevins running for Judge-Executive in Rowan County. [Wow]

An attorney for five Breathitt County school board members said they had reached a settlement that could signal an earlier end to the state’s control over the district. [H-L]

Here are 11 imaginary Republican enemies that could give Bigfoot a run for its money. [HuffPo]

Kentucky Retirement Systems will need $755 million each year in the next budget biennium to fully fund pension and insurance benefits and meet requirements in the state legislature’s recent pension reforms, financial experts said Thursday. [C-J/AKN]

What is even worser than taxing the rain and by extension the heavens and G_d Himself? Taxing sunshine. Hahaha, we are just kidding, it is obviously not a problem to tax the sun because it is a proposal put forth by American heroes ALEC, and not by some dumb Dummycrat. [Wonkette]

The Richmond Park Board again discussed changing the city parks’ smoking policy at its Tuesday board meeting. [Richmond Register]

Remember all of those Obamacare horror stories? Not looking so bad now. [Guardian]

Alison Grimes, who has been to Eastern Kentucky maybe five times in her life when campaigning didn’t depend on it, suddenly believes she knows what’s best for the region. Unfortunately, she’s clueless because the industrial parks in the region sit empty or are dying. Even with investment. [CN|2]

Granny Mitch was on Greta Van Facelift (hey gurl) again talking about health care and trying to scare people. [Faux News]

Some people are upset that Mitch McConnell, Alison Grimes and Matt Bevin are ignoring the SOAR dog and pony show next week. We believe they deserve a free pass because next to nothing will come from that charade. A bunch of people from Frankfort and Washington pretending to listen, writing things down, making bold statements and then sitting on their hands until something else happens to steal the public’s attention. [Hazard-Herald]

The National Security Agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world, according to top-secret documents and interviews with U.S. intelligence officials, enabling the agency to track the movements of individuals — and map their relationships — in ways that would have been previously unimaginable. [WaPo]

Which Kentucky mayor will be the first to have the guts to add their name to this list? We called Greg Fischer and Jim Gray out in February 2012 for not having the guts to do so and they still haven’t. If you’re a Kentucky mayor and are willing to sign up, please do so – and let Jake know so he can privately put you in direct contact with FTM officials. [CLICK THIS LINK]

Now Rand Paul believes he’s an economics expert and pension genius. Rand Paul is heading to Detroit this week to pitch an economic plan for depressed urban areas he says will show Republicans can appeal to voters in areas of the country that have rejected the party’s message for decades. [Politico]

Despite trying weather, Kentucky farmers are looking at a very green year, with a record $6 billion in cash receipts for 2013. [H-L]

Wednesday’s “Daily Show” spent most of its airtime examining malfeasance on Wall Street — and, as usual, did a better job giving airtime to scandals than much of the mainstream media. Blackstone, Blackstone, Blackstone. [HuffPo]

Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · FEAR! · Health Care · Humor · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · The Gays · Wasted Money · Wiretapping

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ed Marksberry // Dec 6, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Alison should ask her cheerleader Bill Clinton, how that NAFTA thing has worked out for our industrial parks? All one has to do is drive by the empty industrial park with the abandoned building in Gov Beshear’s hometown of Dawson Springs.
    Eastern Ky deserves more than this empty idea of her’s, they deserve a more forward thinking approach. For example, the beauty and the cultural aspects of Eastern Ky are a treasure unlike any other area I’ve visited. From the musical roots and the natural beauty, we should be celebrating and encouraging tourism, especially protecting the ecosystems and mountains for future nature tourism.
    One more thing that would instantly bring revenue, is the legalizing of Cannabis.
    “Come to Ky and Enjoy Our Nature” could be our marketing slogan.

  • 2 Luke Barlowe // Dec 6, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Mayor Sheckles of Bardstown ask me to sign him up for Mayors for the Freedom to Marry. I sent this to my contact in Jefferson County to ask those Mayors in the area to support this.