Oh Snap Monday! 4-Day Work Week Edition.

Can Obama win Appalachia? Probably not as long as we perpetuate racism and ignorance in the region. It’d be wise for Barack Obama to get his butt into Eastern Kentucky and West Virginia ASAP. Wise for him to stay there for several weeks. KDP Chair Jennifer Moore still perpetuates the myth that Obama lost Appalachia because he didn’t campaign there. [H-L]

On the rare occasion that George W. Bush almost gets something right, Mitch McConnel and Jim Bunning stand up against him. This time it’s to combat HIV/AIDS, TV and malaria. Funding ($50 billion over five years, up from $15 billion) that we have a responsibility to provide the world if we wish to remain a superpower. [C-J]

Barack Obama is now the pick of the state GOP. Remember when it was Hillary like two weeks ago? Anyway, he’s now the pick because the RPK/GOP says Democrats are effed in Kentucky thanks to him. But Ryan Alessi disproves that talking point with historical bits & pieces that prove folks who vote for McCain won’t necessarily vote for McConnell. [H-L]

Mitch McConnell is poor and needs your $13 to process responses to his sham questionnaire. Michael Savage (real name: Michael Alan Weiner) is the sicko gas bag 84WHAS radio replaced Joe Elliott with. And CNN’s Gary Tuchman may return to Clay County to address the outrage sparked by his weird story that aired just before the Kentucky Primary. [C-J]

Larry Dale Keeling, in his bitter old man ways, paints the picture of struggle for the Democrats against Mitch McConnell. He brings up Bruce Lunsford’s baggage but conveniently neglects to mention that Mitch McConnell has 24 years of baggage as a U.S. Senator. But Keeling’s right about one thing: racism trumped sexism in Kentucky by a long shot. [KY Kurmudgeon]

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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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?

Kentucky Primary Mainstream Coverage Round-Up

Photos from last night coming in a little bit.

Ky., Ore. voters to choose US Senate candidates [AP]

Schumer-backed Senate Candidate Prevails In Kentucky [CBS/Politico]

Kentucky Democrats Pick Wealthy Businessman to Challenge McConnell [CQ Politics]

Clinton winning Kentucky by 35 points [UPI]

Lunsford wins primary to face McConnell in Ky. [The Hill]

Lunsford, McConnell to square off in Senate race [H-L]

Kentucky: Lunsford Wins Democratic Senate Primary as Hillary rolls [Southern Political Report]

Dem Lunsford Wins KY Sen Primary [Hotline]

Hillary Clinton Delivers Remarks at Louisville, KY Celebration Event (Transcript) [Boston Globe]

Locals favor Clinton heavily [Maysville Ledger Independent]

Lunsford holds off push by Fischer [C-J]

Boswell to vie for 2nd; Northup is back [H-L]

Clinton carries Pike [Appalachian News-Express]

McConnell, Lunsford focus on fall matchup [Richmond Register]

Clinton wins big in Ky.; Obama closer to nomination [H-L]

Northup Says Pelosi, Not Bush, Will Be Issue In Campaign [Hebert]

Clay County: Poor, Dumb, Jobless and Smoking

At least that’s the view from CNN this morning.

Kentucky’s poorest county– and one of the poorest in the country– was featured on CNN in a story about voter apathy. Let’s just say it was disappointing that CNN chose to portray the worst of the worst and leave it at that. We all know the Bluegrass State isn’t em

Though, we loved it when the woman who kept saying “honey” screamed, “It’s the Bible! A woman’s place is in the home!” when she was asked about Hillary Clinton.

Hoo boy.

Non-YouTube version for you kids at work after the jump…

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Oh Snap Monday! Voting Soon Edition.

A member of Hillary Clinton’s financial steering committee admitted to not only bundling hundreds of thousands of dollars but making illegal contributions in the names of others. Imagine that. [Hillary is 44]

A previously unknown cache of documents related to the assassination of JFK were discovered in the Dallas County District Attorney’s office (Texas) and have been released to the public for examination. [Dallas Morning News]

In the 3rd District Republican race for U.S. Congress, Corley Everett has dropped out and endorsed Anne Northup’s chief opponent, Chris Thieneman. Everett and Thieneman have a press conference planned this morning where they’ll discuss everything. [Hebert]

Former Congressman Ken Lucas endorsed Bruce Lunsford for U.S. Senate and recorded a telephone message in support of Lunsford that’s being used in Northern Kentucky. Lucas also campaigned with Lunsford at the 23rd Annual MainStrasse Village Maifest in Covington over the weekend. [Crowley]

The 84th District State House race is heating up and someone is distributing flyers with candidate Benny Ray Baily, Jr’s police record. Go take a look. And don’t forget to read the million comments associated with the story. [The Rural Democrat]

Some supporters of Greg Fischer allege Bruce Lunsford is playing the race card (by saying Fischer has endorsed Obama or something) in an attempt to subvert attention from the Obama flyer produced by the Fischer campaign. For the record, the Fischer campaign illegally produced flyers featuring both Fischer and Obama. He doesn’t have to endorse him, he’s made an illegal contribution to him. And thanks to the Fischer supporter for posting photos of Fischer’s signs being illegally placed in the right-of-way. [BGR]