Thursday Evening Horse Hockey Spreader Thingy

What a beautiful day in the Commonwealth. Hope you’re out enjoying this perfect weather. We’ve been in meetings all day and are just now venturing out to enjoy it.

We’ve got a bunch of press releases for you today. So. Here ya go.

What’s Jerry Abramson got to hide? LEO wants to know. [LEO Weekly]

Brackets from Trey Grayson, John Yarmuth, Mitch McConnell and more. [Red N Blue Fans]

Bluegrass Institute’s proclamations are total horse hockey? Who knew! Kentucky School News and Commentary takes on Jim Waters, much as we’ve done in the past, and exposes BIPPS for what it is. “I’m Jim Waters for Bluegrass institute; trafficking in hyperbole; spewing propaganda based on misinformation; and promoting the free-market principles that have made the nation’s economy what it is today at BIPPS, B-I-P-P-S.org.” [The Principal]

Governor Steve Beshear announced that the Owensboro-area Green River Intra-County Transit System (GRITS– I’m not kidding) will receive $4 million as part of federal stimulus funding. The award will fund expansion of the system’s bus garage $3.4 million) and the purchase of hybrid buses ($665,000 toward the purchase of 7 of them) to replace older models. “This grant is a timely investment in public services that are indispensable for many of our residents,” Gov. Beshear said. “It is an example of how the President’s plan and our Kentucky At Work initiative will help us get through this very challenging time.” [Press Release]

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Oh Snap Monday! Crazy Action in Frankfort

Can you believe it? Paul Harvey finally died. [Ken Layne]

Self-loather Martin Cothran tries to spin again. Now he’s saying that we are obsessed with “gay pedophilia” – despite the statements he’s made to the press where he is obsessed with said issue. Nice. Oh, Marty, who has the bigger audience? The known, not-afraid-to-admit-it homosexual wins this battle, sweet cheeks. [Very Interesting]

Greg Stumbo is still touting his super-secret-CIA-legislative-hot-mess and poffers some mysterious “changes” to alleviate concerns of a lack of transparency. Guess he doesn’t see the irony in refusing to detail those changes in the interests of transparency. [Tom Loftus]

Woops. Asking questions gets mainstreamers to pay attention. [Mark Hebert]

The Chicago Tribune names Jim Bunning the GOP’s Roland Burris. Only Jim Bunning is way more hilarious and awesome. [Chicago Tribune]

Heather French Henry’s alleged veterans “foundation” finally does something. It’s donating 55 boxes (yes, boxes, not cases) of Girl Scout cookies to soldiers. That’s good news. [C-J]

Red State citizens consume the most online porn in the USA. Come on! You know you do your part. [Jezebel]

Are we the only ones living in the reality-based community? Losing race after race, special election after special election, shutting people out of the Party, hemorrhaging money, never really raising anything, never paying staff members the thousands upon thousands that they’re owed. Hrm. Yeah, articulate and classy. That’s how WE’D choose to describe her. She totally rebuilt the Party and did her best. Ahh, revisionist history. [Delusions of Grandeur]

Secretary of State Trey Grayson’s Twitter feed got picked up by the New York Times. “Maybe AJ Stewart should consider quitting again if he is going to leave his man wide open for a game winning shot.”> We love it. [NY Times]

Your gas tax is scheduled to drop four cents. Republican heads are spinning. [WHAS11]

Abominable Invisible Toilet Paper Seam Update

Okay, ladies and dudes, are Tom Jurich and Rod Blagojevich separated at birth or what? Similar hair, similar wardrobe, similar swagger. They both love having a huge ego. Both love playing dirty. Both get people fired if they don’t like what they have to say. Creeped out?

We hear through the terrible, America-hating rumor circuit here in Kentucky that DSCC folks are heavily researching Jack Conway (and everyone else) for 2010. Call us crazy, but we’re pretty sure no Democrat will be able to beat Trey Grayson. What a race this is shaping up to be.

Best line all day: No wonder we rely on touch rather than vision when confronted by a new roll of toilet paper and its Abominable Invisible Seam. [NYT]

You mean Ben Chandler is going to give up his cushy, easy job in order to run against Trey Grayson for the U.S. Senate? [Some Dude]

Poor Jesse Jackson, Jr. trying to buy a U.S. Senate seat. The crazy apple apparently doesn’t fall too far from the crazy tree. [ABC News]

If Ford didn’t need the money from the auto bailout, why’d it ask for it? [Huffington Post]

Got money burning a hole in your pocket? You’ll probably want to snatch up one of these Barry books. [Page One]

Oh, guess what, everyone has their panties in a twist because we’re bothered by the auto bailout and have the audacity to crack a joke or two. [The Bitters]

Jim King and David Tandy are going to fight each other until the bloody end. The King Mafia will probably try to print “Dr. King” signs for the west end again, he’ll figure out a way to get his daughter to, oh, who knows?, he’ll take all of your money and starve you to death and David will continue not being corrupt. And in other news, both want to be mayor. One will use the office for personal gain and for getting revenge. One won’t. [LEO Weekly]

Source: Obama at UK Tuesday

We hear from reliable sources that Senator Barack Obama will be at the University of Kentucky on Tuesday to campaign for the U.S. Presidency.

Obama staffers visited the school today in preparation.

We also hear that Obama will be playing basketball in an attempt to one-up his game at UNC.

How much fun will that be? The RPK will no doubt put out a press release to prove how elitist and unpatriotic basketball is. But it won’t be able to drown out the free media Obama is set to score.

Hollenbach Launches Financial Football Game

I swear we’re not joking. This day of political humor couldn’t get much better. Thanks to Jennifer Moore & Nathan Smith for their KDP email blast making this announcement. And for those visiting for the first time today, don’t forget to check the Cassaro Girls.

State Treasurer and Frank Simon supporter Todd Hollenbach has launched a video game called Financial Football (along with former UK quarterback Andre Woodson) that he plans to use to educate school kids across the Commonwealth. It’ll be available in schools and public libraries.

For real. Not trying to educate the millions of adults currently suffering through our economic situation, but children. Who will no doubt be rushing to play a video game about football and money. (Please, stifle your laughter) Kind of a nice gesture, we guess.

How much does this costs the state?

The bright side of this announcement: it’s not another press release about MySpace perverts on Dateline or whatever that another well-known constitutional officer likes to send out 24/7.

Joe B. Hall Endorses Bruce Lunsford

Joe B. Hall just endorsed Bruce Lunsford for U.S. Senate.

Take a look at the announcement:

As the former coach of the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team, I know what it takes to be a winner. Hard work, determination, the drive to fight for what you want and a willingness to be a team player are traits universal to the best athletes, the best business people, and yes, the best public servants.

It is the presence of all of those qualities in Bruce Lunsford, which has led me to endorse his candidacy to be our next U.S. Senator. Bruce is the right man for the job, a man who knows Kentucky, its people and its issues. He will work hard to change Washington. He is determined to make the American Dream more accessible to Kentuckians from all walks of life. He is driven to make Kentucky a better place to live, work and raise a family. Bruce will work with his colleagues and supporters to get legislation passed that will make all of these things possible.

For these reasons, I ask you to join me in supporting Bruce Lunsford in his bid to bring Mitch McConnell back to Kentucky for good.

The Lunsford team is suited up and ready to win. Bruce will change the way we do business in Washington. Be a part of the team today.

Sincerely,

Joe B. Hall