Page One & The ‘Ville Voice on TeeVee!

Oh noes! They let us on the tubes again and this week we had a lot to say.

From Big Oil hypocrisy and press-tackling cops at the NRA convention to the mainstream media picking up stories without giving credit where credit is due and the 21% of Kentucky Democrats who voted on the basis of race… Rick discussed it all.

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Thursday Updates. How’d It Get So Flipping Late in the Week? Edition.

Mitch McConnell and Bruce Lunsford have both begun their general election campaigns and both admit that they think the race will be highly negative. McConnell proved his disconnection, though, by trying to tie Bruce with the most unpopular governor in recent history, Steve Beshear. Like anyone would associate with that dude. Please. Better stick to the issues, Mitch, because you do not want this to get personal. [C-J]

Kentucky can’t afford to pay for King Coal’s propaganda. The Herald-Leader’s editorial board says we should let the industry itself pay for so-called education and we agree. Heck, even Ernie Fletcher agreed when he was governor of the Commonwealth. Steve Beshear needs to get with the program. [H-L]

Greg Fischer sent out a thank-you to his friends and supporters this morning that said in part, “On Tuesday night I spoke with Bruce Lunsford and congratulated him on his hard fought victory. While Bruce and I had our differences in a spirited Primary, it is now time to work together as Democrats united in one common purpose to put a Democrat in the Whitehouse and a Democrat in the United States Senate.” Quite the gentleman-ly thing for Greg to do. Unfortunately we can’t say the same thing about some of his staffers (*cough* Campaign Manager A.J. Carrillo *cough*) who think threatening to sue Page One and our company will change the outcome of the election. [Email Blast]

By now everyone and their mother knows that 21% of Kentucky Democrats admitted that they voted in the presidential election on the basis of race. And everyone has seen the crappy stories CNN, Al Jazeera and other outlets have produced. So now you can go read this interesting letter to the editor that’s like the pot calling the kettle. [C-J]

Larry Dale Keeling complains about how terrible or whatever Bruce Lunsford’s margin of victory was in the primary and says it doesn’t bode well for his race against Mitch McConnell. Purely because he didn’t garner at least 50% of the vote. Something that, you know, might have something to do with the fact that there were seven candidates in that race. [Larry Dale Keeling]

If you haven’t already read or seen a story about WWII veterans from Kentucky visiting the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C.? Go do so now. It’s one of the most touching, sort of non-political stories we’ve read/seen in a long time. And it’s the very least we should be doing for our veterans of various wars and conflicts. [C-J]

ALERT: Known Homosexual on TV Talking About Racism and Such Among Kentucky Democrats

You have been warned! Cover the ears of children and any elderly relatives living with you. We homosexualized the mainstream media in Louisville this afternoon in an interview with Joe Arnold of WHAS11. Something about 21% of Kentucky Democrats saying race played a role in their vote yesterday. Those were people who ADMITTED THIS TO A STRANGER TAKING NOTES ON A CLIPBOARD outside of their polling location, mind you.

Our comments about the Lundergan-McBrayer Machine got edited out. We said that the good old boy machine that’s been campaigning for Hillary for more than two years has a lot to do with last evening’s results in the presidential election. Oh well. We thought it’d be prudent for national media types to take that into consideration before casting every one of us barefoot Bluegrassers as a racist nut.

Long story short, look how awful we looked! Only had a few minutes to primp before we had to sound important. The sun was bright so we were squinty. But look how thin we are! The teevee totally doesn’t add ten pounds. Everyone says we need a haircut and a sideburn treatment but we think thinning hair looks awesome with giant Elvis chops. Fancy, huh?

Monday Afternoon Roundup. Primary Eve Edition.

Dropping Cynacism and Negativity? Who said “When people drop cynacism and drop negativity and work together, we can do anything?” Guess. It wasn’t Bruce Lunsford. Peep the video for proof. Something about doing Mitch McConnell’s dirty work? [YouTube]

Former racist Klan member and 700-year member of the U.S. Senate Robert Byrd (D-WV) endorsed Barack Obama. “Barack Obama is a noble-hearted patriot and humble Christian, and he has my full faith and support,” Byrd said. [Ben Smith/Politico]

One of the names listed on Greg Fischer’s illegal Obama flyer is none other than Paula McCraney. McCraney, you’ll recall if you’re in the Louisville media market, is the former spokeswoman for the Circuit Court Clerk who was fired after “someone” unsealed documents in the prominent local murder case of Ivan Cano. [WHAS11]

Someone is making phone calls at– get this– 3:00 A.M.— to voters, claiming to be from Bruce Lunsford’s U.S. Senate campaign. The calls are not coming from the Lunsford campaign. Stinks of retarded ass Fischer campaign behavior. What’s up with this, Kim & A.J.? [Press Release]

A Frank Simon-esque mailer that is sickeningly homophobic went out across the Louisville Metro Council’s 6th District attacking Democratic candidate Ken Herndon. Herndon’s opponent, incumbent George Unseld, is holding a 3:30 press conference to denounce it.

We’ve redacted a portion of the text from the mailer (claimed to have been paid for by “Citizens for Family and Moral Values”) because it’s, well, sick and inappropriate.

Take a peek:

The front of the mailer has a photo of four men at a gay pride parade and suggests that Ken Herndon tries to hide his sexual orientation, which isn’t true. “I guess when you live a life of trash…” is just some of the fancy language used.

The back is just beyond belief. It personally attacks a member of Herndon’s campaign staff, alleging that the staffer is a drunk driver and alleging that said staffer was “charged with being a pedophile.” Yeah, that’s right. Vomit-inducing.

Is this what DEMOCRATIC politics have come to in Louisville, Kentucky’s largest city? Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is despicable.

ALERT: Gays are Taking Over America

That’s right, kids. That California Supreme Court just struck down the state’s gay marriage ban.

SAN FRANCISCO – The California Supreme Court has overturned a ban on gay marriage, paving the way for California to become the second state where gay and lesbian residents can marry.

The justices released the 4-3 decision Thursday, saying that domestic partnerships are not a good enough substitute for marriage in an opinion written by Chief Justice Ron George.

In case you were wondering: This means Kentuckians should immediately run and hide and/or start peeing their pants. The gays are taking over. They’ll slowly begin recruiting your children, infiltrating your schools, flooding the evil liberal media, and scaring people on the internets.

So get ready, “conservative” bloggers and Frank Simon disciples. Start spreading the fear.

Frank Simon Rears His Hateful Head Again

Crazy/bigoted/racist/sexist/homophobic/anti-semitic hack Frank Simon is back in action. No, he’s not blaming the Holocaust on us gays again. This time he’s endorsing Democratic candidates who not only don’t want his endorsement but never asked for his endorsement. We received reports of Simon’s activities and immediately started digging. One endorsee’s name stuck out at us. Turns out Simon chose to endorse Brent Ackerson, a Democrat running for Louisville’s Metro Council in the 26th District.

I gave Brent a call at his home last evening to get to the bottom of things. He told me– emphatically– that he never sought Simon’s endorsement, doesn’t want his endorsement and wholly denounces his endorsement. So that should set the record straight in the ongoing saga of Simon craziness.

This isn’t the first time Frank Simon has pulled this trick. He did the same thing in 2006 when he endorsed Charlie Cunningham, who was running for judge at the time. Charlie never sought nor wanted Simon’s endorsement. It’s just a tactic he uses to harm people he doesn’t like, has a grudge against or wants to lose in the general election. It’s time local media woke up to Simon’s shenanigans and put an end to them once and for all. And the Republican Party should denounce his offensive activity.