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Entries Tagged as 'Ernie Fletcher'

Hal Heiner Knows He’ll Never Be Your Governor

August 13th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Hal Heiner knows he’ll never win a gubernatorial election in the Commonwealth of Kentucky for myriad reasons. Not the least of which is he’s a big damn bigot who spends tens of thousands of dollars fighting to support discrimination. Not the part where he was chairman and funder of a state PAC that supported legislators [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Election 2015 · Ernie Fletcher · Flashback

Edelen Polls Poorly Against Conway In Louisville

June 19th, 2014 · Comments Off

A federal appeals court will hear arguments in gay marriage fights in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee in a single session, setting the stage for historic rulings in each state. [H-L] Two-thirds of Americans back President Barack Obama’s push to reduce carbon emissions from power plants. [HuffPo] This might be some of the dumbest junk [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Barack Obama · Congress · Discrimination · Economy · Education · Environment · Ernie Fletcher · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Senate · Steve Beshear · The Gays

The U.S. Senate Race Makes Everyone Crazy

June 10th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Competition is fierce for a couple of seats on a western Kentucky utility board that recently saw rate increases. [H-L] This place got its name because the main road was straight as a gun barrel. Today, it’s at the center of a fight over gay marriage. [HuffPo] The state spent $75.2 million to clear snow [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Congress · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Ernie Fletcher · Flashback · Health Care · Immigration · Jobs · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · The Gays

Digging Into Potentially Corrupt Campaign Cash

May 5th, 2014 · Comments Off

Go read this story from Wolfson. Some highlights: The U.S. attorney in New York has called Louisville businessman W. Anthony Huff a “vortex of fraud.” Witnesses have testified that he is a “financial terrorist” and a “puppet maker,” while an attorney for Louisville investors said in a lawsuit that he is an “unmitigated scoundrel.” A [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · David L. Williams · Ernie Fletcher · Flashback · Mitch McConnell · RPK · Steve Beshear

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

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