Stuff We Love & Hate on Slow News Days

This cracks us up. Grandpa & Cougar McCain on the hunt.

Need a hot/rich/young husband? How bout this dude? HH– you on this?

Don’t you love it when you go to Kashmir and the server/manager/whatever lies to you when they make a weird mistake and put effing green peppers in your channa masala? Where in “Whole chick peas cooked with onions, tomatoes & spices.” are the words “disgusting bell peppers” ? Hello, we have a food & dining publication. We were gonna say nice things about you. And you only gave us like four pakoras. We’re former fatties– get with the program. But we’ll be back to pig out every five minutes.

Ugh. Jerry Abramson was featured as the “supermayor” or whatever in the effing Economist. Really, wtf? We so don’t get why everyone loves him.

Rick got all fired up and called out some hack named Sandy for sending some nasty emails like 24/7. Did you know that Muslims are evil Jesus-haters and Barack Osama is the devil? If not, get in touch with Sandy.

We hate teaching old people how to use Photoshop. Ugh. Everyone grit your teeth in frustration with us.

Apparently there are all kinds of investment opportunities in eastern Kentucky. This, this, this.

Our very own Intrepid Reporter went to the Creation Museum yesterday. They spotted this awesome Christmas Dinosaur:


Frank Simon Strikes Again

Only this time he’s trying to demonize Republicans.

Jefferson Poole has a bit to say about the calls he’s making:

Jack Richardson says this message is chock full of lies. You judge for yourself. Honestly, “pro-abortion” sounds false to say the least, and it all seems a little divisive to me. Jefferson County Republicans don’t need a shadow party operating within it. Opinions and grievances need to be aired openly to party members without prejudice using normal party rules and parliamentary procedure.

Seems crazy Dr. Simon isn’t satisfied with merely burning gays at the stake. Now he’s foaming over Republicans who live in the reality-based community. What a crazy old man.

Listen to the audio of crazy Frank Simon’s latest call after the jump.

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Nick Phelps Apologizes

Nick Phelps, student body president and young republican at the University of Kentucky, has finally apologized for his stupid move to forward a racist e-mail about Barack Obama to other members of student government.

If traffic at Page One over the past two days and social bookmarking activity around the country are any indication, Phelps’ story has been one of the hottest among college students. Yesterday saw our largest amount of traffic to date outside of national press-driven frenzies we’ve caused here and there. A few hundred thousand people stopped by to read up on the debacle.

For background:

BGR has the skinny:

UK Student Government President Nick Phelps apologized at a meeting last night for forwarding his idiotic “Obama as mujahadeen candidate” email, but has refused to resign. An this appears to be an actual apology, not the smart-assed one he gave the following day in the Kernel.

Phelps took some major heat and faces serious obstacles as a result of his actions. But it’s nice to know he has apologized with the following: “I want to fully and unequivocally apologize to anyone I might have offended by my recent actions, but also I want to extend my apologies to the entire student body of the University of Kentucky. My actions were wrong.”

UK’s College Democrats Speak Out

In response to University of Kentucky student body president Nick Phelps’ controversial racist email about Barack Obama, UK’s College Dems have written a letter to him.

We’ve obtained a copy of that letter:

Dear President Phelps,

It has come to our attention that you recently forwarded a defamatory e-mail that was anti-Muslim, anti-Atheist, racist, and overtly partisan, the subject of which was Sen. Barack Obama. We write to you to express our extreme disappointment and also to ask you to resign. We understand that the e-mail was not supposed to reach as far as it did; however, the fact of the matter remains that you put yourself in the position for this email to reach into campus.

The office of Student Body President is a publicly funded position which carries with it considerable responsibility. The main responsibility in our opinion is to represent all UK students at all times. This includes all students, regardless of race, religion, creed, ethnicity, sexual preference, or political affiliation. We feel that you have failed in this responsibility.

Read the rest after the jump…

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Ugh. It’s Too Warm & Tornado-y Outside Update.

The most evil and racist man on earth from the Nixon-Ford administration died on Monday. Earl Butz, the former agriculture secretary who quite possibly is the man solely responsible for making America fat (see the documentary King Corn for reference) FINALLY kicked the bucket. The racist SOB was seriously the worst. He said things publicly like (edited so your eyes don’t bug out), “The only thing the coloreds are looking for in life are a tight *female orifice*, loose shoes and a warm place to *defecate*.” Great, wonderful man. Hopefully he’s rotting somewhere. Make sure you read the comments section. [Wonkette]

If you missed it yesterday, the Bowling Green Daily News penned a scathing editorial about Governor Steve Beshear. To put it bluntly, they tell him to practice what he preaches. From use of state aircraft for campaign purposes to the traffic signal installed near Joe Prather’s subdivision, they don’t hold back. Snap. [Bowling Green Daily News]

Counting to 527. The C-J is right on this one: any organization injecting money and influence in a political campaign – like the Bluegrass Freedom Fund that helped (OK, pointed out the obvious) defeat Ernie Fletcher in the governor’s race should have to reveal where the money comes from. It’s not much different than Fletcher hiding the identity of contributors to the legal defense fund. It’s not surprising that the BFF — operated by Bruce Lunsford-confidant Achim Bergmann — got more than $2 million of its budget from gambling interests. We just should have been aware of it before now. [C-J]

More about the KDP’s massive and earth-shattering loss to Brandon Smith, Steve Beshear’s airplane and giggling schoolgirls after the jump…

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Unrest at the University of Kentucky

Note to our new readers from Fark and AlterNet: please visit our front page for the latest on Phelps.

We hear through the grapevine that University of Kentucky’s student body president Nick Phelps (a Republican and McConnell protégé, if it matters to you) sent out a nasty email from his official address spreading falsehoods and all-around racist garbage about presidential hopeful Barack Obama. You know the email. Extremist Muslim this, extremist Muslim that.

Causing quite the uproar on UK’s campus these days. Lots of unrest. Not looking pretty for Phelps or the rest of student government until the matter is dealt with.

Stay tuned…

UPDATE @ Noon:

Turns out the email was sent from a personal address to an official list serv that is paid for by a combination of student fees and taxpayer dollars. Your money at work, Kentuckians.

Reporters from the Herald-Leader are meeting with Phelps at 1:00 this afternoon. He’s saying his nasty falsehood of an email was merely a joke. So it’s not like the guy can claim the excuse that he was snowed into believing such ignorant tripe– he knew it was untrue and used his position in student government to spread hateful falsehoods.

We have obtained a copy of the original email sent by Phelps. It’s completely silly and unbecoming of anyone in a position of leadership to spread around.

UPDATE @ 3:00:

Via BGR, a College Democrat from UK has the following to add:

We are planning a sit-in tomorrow (we, meaning a bunch of the College Democrats) in the Student Government office. I don’t know how well it will go over, since the group that we discussed a course of action with last night seemed more worried about not offending anyone than actually doing anything. The most hateful thing is this: that we as a group of young progressives are too afraid of offending bigots and racists to demand that we all be treated with fairness and justice. And that is my University experience’s biggest failure of all.

UPDATE @ 8:00 P.M.:

Yet another update. UK’s student paper, The Kentucky Kernel, has a story about the situation with an interesting headline: SG president’s anti-Muslim e-mail draws fire: Phelps forwarded message blasting Barack Obama, Muslims to colleagues in SG office. Bunch of interesting comments from University officials and students.

Word also has it that dozens of students will be protesting tomorrow evening’s Student Government meeting at which Phelps will be present.

Peep the email after the jump…

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Kentucky Legislature: Backward and Ignorant

Another scary gay post! Jake is spreading the gay all over the place. Please send all death threats directly to him. Clutter in the tips@ address inbox is no good.

In one of the most stupid moves by the Kentucky legislature in our lifetimes, the Senate voted in favor (30-5) of SB 112 that bans state universities and all government agencies from offering domestic partner benefits.

Sen. Ernesto Scorsone has it right when he says this kind of measure brings out the worst in all of us. It brings the biggest tools out of the shed. Tools led by Republican Senator Vernie McGaha (unfortunate name) of Russell Springs. McGaha says he is “quite proud” of his bill and stands strong for his convictions. So we hope for his sake he’s not one of the several rumored closeted Republicans in the state senate. We hope the same for his 30 friends who voted for the ban.

The bill is now on its way to the House where it’s expected to pass comfortably.

Next on their agenda? Making it illegal for businesses of any type to receive tax breaks or incentives from the state if they offer domestic partner benefits.

Every single elected official in Frankfort should feel completely ashamed.

Disgusting.

Will Governor Beshear make good on his promise to use the veto pen?