It’s Official: Bruce Lunsford Is In

Bruce Lunsford is filing paperwork with the Secretary of State to run for the U.S. Senate. Lunsford, the two-time failure of a gubernatorial candidate thinks he has a shot against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Unfortunately, Bruce has a lot of baggage from a scandalous past in business and fast-lane lifestyle. It’s doubtful money-hungry Achim Bergmann (head of the 527 Bluegrass Freedom Fund who raised concern when he began working on Bruce’s campaign while still involved with the group, which we hear may be the source of an upcoming FEC complaint) will be able to put together a great communications team to combat it all like he did in 2007’s gubernatorial primary. Without a great team Bruce won’t sound like he has an idea about what’s going on. No one can dispute that’s what he had last year. We can personally attest to it.

More on Bruce Lunsford and his scandalous ways after the jump…

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Reminder: Contest Ending Soon!

You’ve seen the ad on our site for weeks.

History and Political Buffs: now’s your chance. Full Signal Media Group, LLC (the parent company of Page One) and the author of Butcher Burbridge, Bryan S. Bush, are giving away an autographed copy of the book to readers of our site.

It’s your chance to own a piece of scandalous history. The winner will be selected on Thursday, January 31, 2008.

CLICK HERE for more and to enter the drawing.

Patronage Alive and Well?

Look, we don’t often try to legitimize Brett Hall, but this is something worthy of discussion.

The man to see is Larry Hayes, the new secretary of the governor’s executive cabinet. That’s according to the executive order #2008-011 issued last Friday by Governor Steve Beshear.

Is it such a terrible thing that all personnel actions be approved by the Secretary of the Governor’s Executive Cabinet? Or is this budget “crisis” just a convenient tool for a newly reborn Democratic patronage system? No less than a dozen Democratic legislators have written us in outrage about the matter today.

Seriously, we want your opinion.

Tina Conner Back in Court

Can’t believe Hebert isn’t all over this.

Brandon Ortiz reports that Governor Paul Patton’s former mistress, Tina Conner, is attempting to reinstate her second lawsuit against Patton.

Conner’s attorney, Bill Jacobs, asked the Kentucky Court of Appeals to reconsider during a hearing earlier today. Neither Conner nor Patton were in attendance.

There’s a joke in this somewhere…

Butcher Burbridge: Your Chance to Win

You’ve seen the ad on our site for weeks. History and Political Buffs: now’s your chance. Full Signal Media Group, LLC (the parent company of Page One) and the author of Butcher Burbridge, Bryan S. Bush, are giving away an autographed copy of the book to readers of our site.

Here’s how it works:

  • You must be 18 or older to enter (or have parental permission)
  • Leave a comment on this page with a valid email address at which we may contact you. You may use any screenname you like but a valid email address is required.
  • On Thursday, January 31, 2008 we’ll randomly select a commenter as winner of the book.
  • No strings attached. But it’d be nice if the winner could write a review for the author.

About the book:

Butcher Burbridge: Union General Stephen Burbridge and His Reign of Terror Over Kentucky

One of the most vilified and hated men during the Civil War in Kentucky had to be Kentucky born Union (brevet) Major General Stephen Gano Burbridge, but why have Kentuckian historians continued to cast him negatively?

More after the jump…

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Pressure on the Gooch

We’re hearing through the grapevine (okay, a telephone call from D.C.) that Rep. Jim Gooch (D-Idiot) will be on the receiving end of national pressure to remove him from office.

Translation: You can expect lots of money if you run against Gooch in a primary. And that doesn’t include the massive fundraising drive we’d push.

So. Are you a resident of House District 12 (part of Hopkins, part of Daviess, McLean, Webster) who can read and/or write? Send us a message. You could replace Gooch in the state house.

Update: Frank Simon & Illegal Robocalls

Wow. The flood of information we have received since November 5 is overwhelming. Dozens of you wrote in to complain about the disgusting and homophobic robocalls falsely claiming to be from the Fairness Campaign. Most speculate that the calls have Frank Simon’s fingerprints all over them, as they use language Simon utilized in radio ads that scared Louisville’s West End.

Mark Hebert reports (via AP) that Rep. Jimmy Higdon (R-Lebanon) proposes legislation to ban robocalls during elections. Hebert says, “I’m not sure banning the phone calls would stand up to a legal challenge but requiring the callers to identify themselves and disclose their organization would certainly be a step in the right direction.”

Well, kids, calls without disclaimers are already illegal:

While the homophobic calls attacking Steve Beshear were non-commercial, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 requires that all automated or prerecorded calls and messages comply with the following:

  1. All calls must at the beginning state the identity of the business, individual or other entity responsible for the call.
  2. At some point during or after the message the caller must provide the telephone number of the business, individual or other entity responsible for the call so you may contact them during normal business hours to be removed from their contact list.

The calls violated both of the above requirements. Click here for more information on the TCPA from the FCC.

It is also worth noting that in 2006 the TCPA was enforced against a company placing calls against Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Mary Fallin.

When AT&T gets their butt in gear by revealing the party responsible for the robocalls, we’ll report it so proper legal action may be taken. We’re sure the newly elected Attorney General would love to get his hands on the information.