Rand’s Crew To Abandon Matt Bevin?

Can you believe Jack Conway thought it was appropriate to fight this nonsense? [H-L]

Education Secretary Arne Duncan is stepping down in December after 7 years in the Obama administration. [HuffPo]

Privately, Rand Paul’s people tell a far less kind story about Matt Bevin. Calling it a “minor thing,” U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said on Saturday it doesn’t matter that Matt Bevin doesn’t support his presidential campaign. [C-J/AKN]

Polls released Sunday morning show real estate mogul Donald Trump holding his leads in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire, although those leads are smaller than one more ago. [The Hill]

Maybe David Byerman, the new director of the Legislative Research Commission, is a fan of singer-songwriter Sam Cooke. On his first day on the job, Byerman, 44, the former secretary of the Nevada state senate, promised his new employees that change is gonna come. [Ronnie Ellis]

One Vatican official said there was “a sense of regret” that the pope had ever seen Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk who went to jail in September for refusing to honor a U.S. Supreme Court ruling and issue same-sex marriage licenses. [Reuters]

The Russell City Council will host a special meeting Monday morning to take a final vote on a slight increase in property taxes. [Ashland Independent]

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul said Saturday that his home state of Kentucky needs a governor willing to stand up to the federal government he aspires to lead from the White House. [ABC News]

Isn’t it fun watching the cowardly shitbirds at the Bowling Green Daily Toilet Paper lose their marbles over Jack Conway not hating the gays? If that’s the worst they can come up with after all the crap Matt Bevin has pulled, he’s a damn saint. And you know we think Jack Conway’s the slimiest cat turd in the sandbox. [Bowling Green Daily Toilet Paper]

On any given day, in any police department in the nation, 15 percent of officers will do the right thing no matter what is happening. [Vox]

What do you expect from a drunken party school? Now your tax dollars will be used to attack and belittle the person seeking relief. Western Kentucky University is being sued after a hazing scandal that shut down the school’s swim team. [WAVE3]

There was plenty in the complex deal to benefit bankers, lawyers, executives and hedge fund managers. Patriot Coal Corp. was bankrupt, but its mines would be auctioned to pay off mounting debts while financial engineering would generate enough cash to cover the cost of the proceedings. [ProPublica]

The archbishop, who was exiled to the United States in 2011 after losing a high-altitude Vatican power struggle that became public in an infamous leaks scandal, now finds himself at the center of another papal controversy. This time, the Vatican is suggesting that Viganò is responsible for giving papal face time to Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk whose refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has made her a heroine to social conservatives. [H-L]

A Fox News host has come under fire this week for suggesting that Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old Texas high schooler who was arrested last month for bringing a clock he built to school, was “not as innocent as he seems” because he was once allegedly caught “blowing soap bubbles” in school. [HuffPo]

Highlights From Today’s Goober Debate

Here are the things:

  • Drew Curtis can’t remember who he voted for in 2012 but wants to be governor
  • Curtis said he’d vote for Donald Trump if he fleshed out his positions… even though he’s spewed some unbelievably racist junk and touted economic policies that would bankrupt the country
  • Matt Bevin said you should pull yourself up by the bootstraps. Just without any safety net or education.
  • Jack Conway once again shied away from giving any specific answers
  • But he did claim to believe in global warming, because it’s a real thing, while at the same time loving how coal kills the environment
  • Bigot Bevin said during the debate he’d vote for Ben Carson because he’s articulate
  • After the debate Bevin said he’d vote for Rand Paul because reasons

Kentucky is still screwed.

Tonight’s Lieutenant Goober “Debate”

In short? Jenean Hampton is a disaster. Claiming marriage equality isn’t the law of the land. Saying she’d still be a slave (the fuck?) if… who even knows? Just a real piece of work.

Sannie Overly could have shown up asleep and done better.

There are few people so well-educated and experienced who are as disconnected from reality on matters of race and equality as Hampton. She sets women and people of color back quite a bit in Kentucky. There’s no other way to look at it. Unbelievably bad in public. Like… worse than Matt Bevin. Which is saying a lot.

Jenean Hampton: A Real Piece of Work

Matt Bevin’s running mate, Jenean Hampton, is as dumb as Bevin. You already know that.

You already know she’s one of those deluded folks perpetuating the bootstraps myth of life.

But did you know she believes head start is for indoctrination?

Indoctrination? Indoctrination of what? Teaching kids how to spell, to stop pooping their pants, to interact with other children?

Sorry for the lack of a pee alert.

But that woman might be your next lieutenant governor.



It’s 2010 All Over Again With Jack

Okay, okay, please quit asking. Here’s Jack Conway’s latest teevee ad.

SCARY BLACK MAN (Obama)! FEAR! Coal pandering. 100% coal pandering.

Because there are no other important issues or crises facing the Commonwealth of Kentucky.


Oh, wait, they’re released a million new ads.



Health care:




But still nothing on his extremism, bigotry and the like. Because that’d make too much sense.

Jack Again Avoids The Campaign Trail

HELP PROTECT OUR SOURCES! Stop the Montgomery County-Joshua Powell-Phil Rison insanity! Help us pay ridiculous the fees these shysters caused. [CLICK HERE]

One year ago, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway met with a group of out-of-state trial lawyers who urged him to pursue litigation against the oil industry over a now-disused gasoline additive — methyl tertiary butyl ether, or MTBE — found to contaminate groundwater. [John Cheves]

Turd Cruz (R-Texas) declined to say on Saturday whether or not he believes that President Barack Obama is Christian. [HuffPo]

Louisville Metro Police have recorded 77 suicides this year, a 30 percent jump compared to this time a year ago and one more than the city totaled all of last year. The suicide total also far exceeds the city’s homicide total this year, which stood at 53 as of Sept. 17. Officials at the state and city level, however, admit Louisville’s suicide count could be higher given that the police do not investigate all deaths that turn out to be ruled suicides. [C-J/AKN]

Ben Carson says it would be a mistake to elect a Muslim as U.S. president. “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation,” Carson said in an interview televised on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. “I absolutely would not agree with that.” [The Hill]

Jack Conway has taken some heat from some supporters for spending too much time fundraising and too little on the campaign trail. [Ronnie Ellis]

Federal Reserve policymakers appeared deeply divided on Saturday over how seriously problems in the world economy will effect the U.S., a fracture that may be difficult for Fed Chair Janet Yellen to mend as she guides the central bank’s debate over whether to hike interest rates. [Reuters]

A restraining order filed against the owner of Funtown Mountain by one of the lending institutions from which he sought funding to purchase the Cave City roadside attraction has been granted. [Glasgow Daily Times]

What’s fascinating is who McAuliffee is pushing back against: his former staffers and confidants. [Politico]

For 30 years the Haldeman Community Center board has hosted the annual Gourd Festival to raise funds to support their endeavors. [The Morehead News]

After the sixth suicide in his old battalion, Manny Bojorquez sank onto his bed. With a half-empty bottle of Jim Beam beside him and a pistol in his hand, he began to cry. [NY Times]

Somi Babar huddled Thursday morning with a group of mothers, peering at the white exterior walls of the Louisville Islamic Center. [WFPL]

In a small state like Iowa with so many presidential candidates on the ground, the homegrown political talent to support those campaigns is stretched thin. [NPR]

Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of the Bell County Magistrate Saturday in the Bell County Jail. Earlier this month, Ricky Goodin, 51, of Pineville, was charged with solicitation to commit murder. [H-L]

Are they fools or fascists? Probably the former, but there was a disturbing cast to the second GOP debate, a vituperative jingoism reminiscent of the xenophobia that periodically scars western capitalist societies in moments of disarray. [HuffPo]