David Edmunds: Thou Dost Protest Too Much

Ladies, ladies, ladies.

What is so wrong with David Edmunds that he has to queen out every five seconds about the ho-mo-sexuals?

Isn’t this hilarious?

As if his outburst a mere 24-hours ago wasn’t enough, he’s now peeing his high-priced 2xist trunk-fitted “shorts” over Governor Steve Beshear’s public decision not to hate gay people.

This is way too much for my homo hypocrisy meter.

A state family advocacy group criticized Gov. Steve Beshear today for kowtowing to left-wing special interest groups.“Gov. Beshear doesn’t seem to realize that he is the governor of a conservative state,” said David Edmunds of The Family Foundation, “and he doesn’t seem to realize that implementing the agenda of liberal gay rights groups like C-FAIR is not going to impress an increasingly skeptical electorate.” Beshear announced yesterday, without legislative oversight, that he would give special hiring protections to gays, lesbians, and transsexuals. He also raised the Labor Department to a cabinet-level agency. “The governor might as well just give gay rights groups cabinet-level status,” said Edmunds. “Gov. Beshear promised C-FAIR, a gay rights group, that he would implement such policies during the last election. This action lays the foundation to complete the rest of the Fairness Campaign’s agenda of granting unmarried relationships all the same legal status and benefits of marriage. Domestic partner benefits and homosexual adoption are the other two campaign promises that Beshear made to get the endorsement of C-Fair.”

You bet your sweet ass, David! The gays are taking over. We will soon be recruiting your children and infiltrating your schools. Oh, wait.

Isn’t it scary? Merely saying that you can’t be fired because you’re a known homosexual. And not being terrified at the thought of equal in the eyes of the law homo relationships. It’s definitely the end of the world!

How is this gay-hater gayer than me? Jeez.

Bluegrass Racism Resurfaces in Washington Post

Yeah, that’s right. This issue refuses to die.

Richard Cohen penned an Op-Ed for the paper today discussing what he has grown to hate about the Democratic Presidential Primary. Can’t say we disagree with him too much.

I loathe above all the resurgence of racism — or maybe it is merely my appreciation of the fact that it is wider and deeper than I thought. I am stunned by the numbers of people who have come out to vote against Barack Obama because he is black. I am even more stunned that many of these people have no compunction about telling a pollster they voted on account of race — one in five whites in Kentucky, for instance. Those voters didn’t even know enough to lie, which is what, if you look at the numbers, others probably did in other states. Such honesty ought to be commendable. It is, instead, frightening.

This is getting old. Or maybe it’s just another sign that ending racism and racial discrimination really could start within the ranks of the Kentucky Democratic Party?

The KDP needs to work on things. And no, Jennifer, you can’t explain this one away. We have to accept it so we can then deal with it. No more sitting in denial. That’s what has kept Kentucky in the dark.

And speaking of racism, how do you feel about condoning this crazy woman’s remarks? I wouldn’t call her a “brave Democrat” or insinuate that her language is okay because it’s “what a lot of Americans are thinking.”

Barack Obama is a Muslim and Michelle Obama Hates All White People

It’s true. Brett Hall and the rest of the right-wing blogosphere is spinning completely out of control about alleged comments Michelle Obama made.

Michelle Obama again finds herself in the eye of a tropical storm simmering on the horizon. This time, the controversy centers around a video that may or may not exist in which Barack Obama’s wife took to the pulpit in Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ and delivered a passionate sermon about “Whitey.” Whoever that is. Apparently, it was someone she didn’t like. (Reminds one of U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters’ cries of “Get Whitey!” during the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles.)

Brett’s also using a fancy and terrifying photo of Michelle to make it seem like she really does hate white people. See for yourself:

Race-baiting, anyone? Let’s make the scary black lady look as ominous and mean as possible!


Note to Steve Robertson: I hope this isn’t a talking point coming from your desk. Especially not at a time when your party is experiencing a renaissance of sorts. Especially not after all of the progress and inroads you and your staff have made over the past year-and-a-half.

MAJOR ALERT: There are Gay People at UofL

Did you know? There are gay people at the University of Louisville! OH THE HORROR!

David Edmunds of the right-wing Family Foundation wrote an op-ed published in the Courier-Journal today screaming about how terrible it is that UofL opened an Office for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Services with a director who makes $67,207 per year. How scary is that?


At the same time U of L was raising tuition and pressuring lawmakers for more Kentucky tax dollars, it announced the brand new Office for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Services, complete with full-time director, Brian Buford, whose services command a cool $67,207 annually.

On May 12, U of L announced, “Buford also plans to review employee policies and benefits to make sure they’re consistent with the university’s diversity mission…Provide coordination and support for existing LGBT groups, such as commonGround.”

Does “coordinating and supporting” the political agenda of special interest groups like commonGround really warrant $67,207 of student and taxpayer money?

Edmunds ignorantly tries to paint the picture that rising tuition costs are the result of domestic partner benefits. Riiiight.

And he then goes on to freak out about an assistant professor’s interests in studying black drag queens:

According to U of L’s Web site, Kaila Story occupies the Audre Lorde Chair and details her areas of research: “Recently, I have been specifically investigating how the black male-bodied Drag Queen’s presence within queer ‘subcultures’ disrupts mainstream notions of what is considered natural and fixed signifiers of black femininity and/or womanhood.” (http://louisville.edu/a-s/ws/kaila.htm)

Maybe President Ramsey can explain exactly how studying “black male bodied drag queens” moves Kentucky forward.

How hilarious is all that? We couldn’t make it up if we tried.

Call me crazy, but… wouldn’t Edmunds’ argument be taken more seriously if he didn’t set off the old gaydar? Old boy is complaining more than Frank Simon and Stan Lee these days. Something is up with that. You don’t even hear Kentucky Republicans complaining about the gays anymore but a few folks like David Edmunds can’t let go.

Thursday. Kentucky is Still Broke. Newt’s Coming.

Special session is on the way. Governor Beshear is meeting with House and Senate leaders this morning to discussion a fix of the pension system. A 10:00 A.M. press conference is involved to discuss the broken system which, believe it or not, could be bankrupted in about a decade if we don’t do something to stave off disaster since there are currently billions in unfunded liabilities. [H-L]

At a time when the entire state is broke or whatever, David Williams is moving forward with spending a butt ton of money to renovate offices in the Capitol Annex in Frankfort. Because you know how sad and shameful it is for a state senator to have a tiny office. Okay, honestly, who the eff cares how large their crappy office in Frankfort happens to be? [Hebert]

Meanwhile, the budget crunch (which is quite real and does exist, contrary to Republican talking points) is forcing public defenders all over Kentucky to turn away poor clients who need attorneys. Let’s see how long our court system can stay afloat with no money and an ever-shrinking staff. Good luck if you’re stuck in legal limbo. [C-J]

Newt Gingrich, Larry Sabato and others are headliners for The Council of State Governments’ event in Lexington that begins today. We’re not sure if Newt will discuss leaving his wife as she’s on her deathbed or anything but if you’re going this weekend, let us know of anything exciting. [PolWatchers]

The Mexicans are taking over! Somebody call Doug Hawkins in Louisville so he can protect our white women and attack the Courier-Journal for being elitist or whatever. Why does the Courier-Journal hate America and love terrorist Rachel Ray? [C-J]

If you’ve some how missed it, former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan is coming clean about the Bush Administration. He says the Valerie Plame leak case was the turning point for him and goes on from there. Watch his interview on Today at the link and watch MSNBC tonight at 8:00 for his interview with Keith Olbermann. [MSNBC]

Racism in the Bluegrass Issue Raging On

Did 21 percent of Kentucky Democrats really admit they voted against Barack Obama because he’s black? You bet your shoeless ass they did. And this week LEO’s Phillip Bailey wrote about it all.

“There was no way Obama could win in Kentucky,” said Osi Onyekwaluje, a lawyer from Bowling Green who ran as a Republican candidate for state auditor in 2003. Onyekwaluje dismisses the argument that Obama’s defeat was related to his lack of personal visits to more rural parts of the state. Though Obama and his wife, Michelle, made only a handful of appearances in the biggest cities, the Obama campaign had more than 16 offices with hundreds of staffers across Kentucky, outnumbering Clinton.

“It’s not because Obama didn’t come here,” Onyekwaluje said. “That’s a bunch of horse manure. These folks had already made up their minds. Kentucky just hates to be called out.”
“The governor glossed over it and acted as if he didn’t want to deal with it,” Cunningham told LEO. Democrats especially, Cunningham said, ought to be mindful about the message sent to African-American voters, who have been the party’s bedrock. “It speaks volumes about the state.”

LEO left several messages requesting comment from the Governor’s office; they did not call back by press time.

And Jennifer Moore, Chairwoman of the Kentucky Democratic Party, is still spinning out of control.

Jennifer Moore, chairwoman of the Kentucky Democratic Party, questions the legitimacy and accuracy of the exit interviews.

“I don’t know where those exit polls were conducted,” Moore told LEO.

Note to Jennifer: Stop. You’re not doing yourself any favors in your adopted hometown by pretending exit polling didn’t take place/pretending that it didn’t matter/wasn’t accurate. Just accept reality and move on.

Memorial Day Weekend Update Dept of Crazy

Did you see Keith Olbermann rip Hillary Clinton a new butt hole on Countdown last night? Holy crap. You’ve gotta watch it. Right now. You’ll pee a little bit regardless of your political affiliation because it’s just that good. Here’s betting ten bucks the “Hillary Rapid Responders” boycott KO and Countdown or whatever. [MSNBC Video]

What would happen if former Governor of Vermont/presidential candidate/current DNC chair Howard Dean came to town and no one noticed? Oh, right. That actually happened. And people were there with cameras to prove it. [Louisville Dem Photos]

The Courier-Joural editorial board chapped Mitch McConnell’s ass over the hypocrisy of negative campaigning. He got all prissy pants and cried to supporters that Bruce Lunsford would run a negative campaign– like no one knows that Mitchy is the king of negative and nasty campaigns. The phrase “Bush-Cheney-McConnell administration” is no political fiction. It’s a grim reality. If pointing that out is negative campaigning, then Mr. Lunsford should do as much of it as possible. [C-J]

Did you know? Barack Obama is still black! And there are racist voters in the U.S. and A.! Who knew? Well, if you live in Kentucky, you certainly know… because that’s all the entire world has been talking about for a whole damn week. We’re all shoeless, toothless, racist and dumb. [Newsweek]

It’s finally coming out. Jim Rummage, the former Transportation Cabinet worker who resigned on March 31 has been questioned by the FBI. Something about the fancy investigation into Fletcher’s Transportation Cabinet and its potentially illegal bid process. Guess we’ll see how this plays out. [C-J]