Remember this ad from John Yarmuth? That’s from September 2006. It’s a real shame he hasn’t had a credible opponent, you know, ever. Because we can only imagine how good the ads would be.
Entries Tagged as 'Flashback'
June 19th, 2013 · No Comments
June 18th, 2013 · No Comments
Flashback to January 2012: We’ve been hitting the Kentucky Retirement Systems lately for investments on a percentage basis. Seems the UofL Foundation is at least twice as bad. Secret high fees in public-type funds? Check. And they’re the leading cause of kickbacks and corruption in most situations like this, it seems. Dig into that 990 [...]
June 18th, 2013 · No Comments
Remember that fun little story we wrote about James Kay a week ago? It’s already been turned into a television spot.
June 18th, 2013 · 1 Comment
State lawmakers may have to redraw the boundaries of Kentucky’s six congressional districts later this year when they meet in a special session to remake state legislative districts, Gov. Steve Beshear said Monday. [Bluegrass Politics] The Supreme Court says deals between pharmaceutical corporations and their generic drug competitors, which government officials say keep cheaper forms [...]
June 13th, 2013 · 3 Comments
Remember February 2011 when Todd Hollenbach sent out his first communication with the press in four years? When he said everything was puppies and rainbows with Kentucky Retirement Systems? Or when his Democratic opponent, Steve Hamrick, pointed out he was asleep at the wheel as the pension barn was burning down around him? It’s going [...]
June 12th, 2013 · 2 Comments
Kentucky Retirement Systems whistleblower, Chris Tobe, reminded us all of the reasoning behind KET’s monstrous staff cuts in a comment last week: The 28% staff cuts can be traced back to SB2 which forced the unfunded pension mandates on many entities in KERS like KET by doubling the pension cost per employee. This like EKU [...]
June 11th, 2013 · No Comments
Some six months after we reported that the Securities and Exchange Commission was investigating Blackstone as part of the biggest hedge fund scandal since Madoff, we’re finally getting somewhere: Kentucky Retirement Systems has admitted to holding a 0.05% stake of $15 billion – or $7.5 million – after being pressed by a tiny local newspaper. [...]
June 10th, 2013 · 1 Comment
If someone was going to be re-appointed to the Board of Dentistry by Geoff Dunn and Steve Beshear after a corrupt and unethical hot mess, you’d want to know about it, right? If that someone was also on the KASPER committee – after serious ethical problems – you’d want to know, right? Because having influence [...]
June 10th, 2013 · 2 Comments
Former Kentucky lawmaker Steve Nunn, the son of a governor, is at once contrite and indignant about how he landed in prison. Uh, really? This pockmark on humanity – a murderer – thinks having a bad attorney is going to save him? There is no “explaining” necessary for why he killed Amanda because nothing can [...]
June 7th, 2013 · 2 Comments
The Pike County coroner said several open alcohol containers were found on scene and he thinks Jessica Hall was lying unconscious in the road before being struck by a vehicle. [H-L] Why are people just now beginning to freak out about this? Hasn’t this been going on for at least a decade? [HuffPo] A well [...]