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Entries Tagged as 'Ernie Fletcher'

Frankfort Is One Giant Kent Downey Party

September 26th, 2013 · Comments Off

A government watchdog group is urging Gov. Steve Beshear to call a special session this fall to pass legislation to protect private landowners from companies that have said they may use eminent domain to get right of way for a controversial pipeline project. [H-L] The Postal Service proposed increasing the price of postage stamps by [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Economy · Environment · Ernie Fletcher · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Jack Conway · Kentucky Business · Rumor

Newsflash: Frankfort Is Still A Disaster, Carry On

March 22nd, 2013 · 1 Comment

A bipartisan nominating commission has recommended that Gov. Steve Beshear consider a state appeals court judge and two other lawyers for an open state Supreme Court seat in Northern Kentucky. What the paper won’t tell you is that the “timetable” is likely next Wednesday. [H-L] A group of hardline conservative members of the House are [...]

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Tags: Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Ernie Fletcher · FEAR! · Flashback · Gambling · Humor · Immigration · KY Supreme Court · Rand Paul · Steve Beshear

Rand Paul Turned The Senate Into Dookie Show

March 6th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Sen. Rand Paul blasted Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement that drone strikes could be carried out on U.S. soil under extreme circumstances, with the Kentucky Republican suggesting that means Americans could be killed while they’re “eating dinner” or “at a cafe.” [Politico] A week after a first attempt, a hemp bill made it out of [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Economy · Ernie Fletcher · FEAR! · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Rand Paul

Of Course He Pushed The Pension Disaster

January 28th, 2013 · 2 Comments

We’ve spent years (originally typed months but did a quick search to see that it’s certainly been years) focusing on the corruption at Kentucky Retirement Systems. Corruption that has cost the Commonwealth hundreds of millions of dollars. Most of the current underfunding of the pension system can be attributed to sleazy budget deals between governors [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Ernie Fletcher · Flashback · Steve Beshear · UofL · Wasted Money

Will The Kentucky Wildcats Move Beyond Coal?

September 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

You should go read this piece about moving the Kentucky Wildcats beyond coal: This week, I spoke at the University of Kentucky, home to a polluting coal plant, lots of coal industry money, and a student body hungry to move beyond coal and embrace a clean energy future. Many of us look to colleges and [...]

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Tags: Eastern Kentucky · Education · Ernie Fletcher · UK

Now Rand Paul Wants To Teabag The Entire Country

August 31st, 2012 · Comments Off

The national profile of Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senator, Rand Paul, continued to grow this week at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. [Ronnie Ellis] The CNN camerawoman who was pelted with peanuts by attendees at the Republican National Convention said that the incident was disheartening, and that it should serve as a wake-up call to [...]

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Tags: Discrimination · Ernie Fletcher · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Kentucky Business · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Wasted Money

Richie’s World Was More Bizarre Than You Thought

January 17th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Really? Accusing Jamie Comer and his staff of being racist? Maybe folks shouldn’t take months-long leaves of absence from their non-merit state government jobs to star on “reality” shows if they want to maintain employment. [Bluegrass Politics] You’ll pee a little bit when you see this ‘Mitt Romney is a serial killer’ ad from Stephen [...]

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Tags: Budget · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Ernie Fletcher · Gambling · Greg Fischer · Humor · Hypocrisy · Presidential Race · Richie Farmer · Steve Beshear · The Gays · Youth

Beshear Crew Hides Public Info, Costing Taxpayers

December 15th, 2011 · 8 Comments

Dear Alison Grimes: Elaine Walker is no longer Secretary of State. It’s time to remove her name from the automated email system. Maybe ditch her name from press releases. [Just A Thought] Remember Christine “I am not a witch” O’Donnell? She endorsed Mormon cultist Mitt Romney because, “He’s been consistent since he changed his mind.” [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Discrimination · Election 2011 · Environment · Ernie Fletcher · Gambling · Greg Stumbo · Humor · John Yarmuth · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Stan Lee · Steve Beshear · Taxes · Wasted Money

Papaw Beshear’s Boots Were Made For Walkin

October 5th, 2011 · Comments Off

Four years and a few days ago we took a look at the zillions of checks then-Governor Ernie Fletcher had doled out around the state in an attempt to garner votes: Thought it’d be a good idea to take a look at all the crap Steve Beshear’s done in an attempt to get votes, primarily [...]

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Tags: Election 2007 · Election 2011 · Ernie Fletcher · Flashback · Hypocrisy · Steve Beshear

Steve Beshear In 2007 Versus Himself In 2011

October 5th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Woah. Watch this video of Steve Beshear debating Ernie Fletcher in Paducah from 2007: Isn’t it nearly mind-blowing to hear Beshear say all of those things about ethics and corruption? Only to know that he’s single-handedly done everything he accused Ernie of doing? Political firings, illegal campaign contributions, questionable special interest funding, wasting state tax [...]

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Tags: Election 2007 · Ernie Fletcher · Flashback · Steve Beshear