Afternoon Update Dept of You Missed It

True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams’ Appalachia will be playing at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft next Tuesday, June 3 at 8:00 P.M. $5.00 or free for Louisville Film Society and KMAC members. [KMAC, Film]

We called this ages ago. The re-election campaign of Rep. John Yarmuth (D KY-03) is taking over the former Obama headquarters in Louisville. Since the Obama campaign has abandoned Kentucky once for all. [Politicker]

Oh, and Trey Grayson rightfully criticizes Governor Beshear for excluding the Secretary of State’s office from having the opportunity to appoint rotating members of the Executive Branch Ethics Commission. Kind of silly to ignore, really, since the SoS is the state’s chief elections officer. [Politicker]

Tons more after the jump…

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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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