Good Wishes, Good Food and Such

Perched high in our ivory tower of dirty liberal heathenism we send you warm wishes this Thanksgiving.

We’re thankful for the CD we won from Consuming Louisville. We *heart* Jose Gonzalez. Don’t let the darkness eat you up. And everyone add CL to your list of daily reads.

We’re thankful for being cancer-free another day.

We’re thankful for mountains of vegetarian food on this particular day.

We’re thankful for dogs who tear up our crap.

We’re thankful that everything in Iraq is puppies & rainbows.

We’re thankful for icanhascheezburger.com and toothpastefordinner.com. And this.

We’re thankful for dirty political scandals and wish there were more of them.

Oh– and we’re thankful for that time last year when a super-drunk Peppy Martin kept forgetting our name and spilled her Four Roses all over our new Ferragamos that probably cost more than her brightly-colored “dress.”

What are you thankful for?

Gallatin County repeals Sunday liquor sales, joins the middle ages

Very rarely (okay, we’re being kind) does something this absurd come down the pike. You read the headline correctly. Gallatin Co has repealed a two-year-old law allowing liquor sales on Sunday.

That’s right. Gallatin Co. In tourism-heavy Northern Kentucky. Has gone crazy.

We, like Tricia Houston, are blown away that people’s religious preferences are not just inhibiting progress in Kentucky but are pushing us back in time by a minimum of six decades.

Next week we’ll be discussing the merits of allowing women to show their faces in public.

Welcome to the stone age. Or Kabul. Or anywhere else where community leaders have stopped taking their meds.

Absolute Power?

CBS affiliate KXMC in North Dakota begins to talk about John Cheves’ in-depth analysis of McConnell and his Labor Secretary wife.

The tragedy at the Crandall Canyon mine in Utah, where six men are currently trapped underground, has brought to light the partnership between Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his wife, Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao and how they are aligned against the interests of working people.

Speaking of the couple, they were both at today’s national meeting of the Fraternal Order of Police held in Louisville (along with Rep. John Yarmuth). Watch the video below to hear what they had to say.

You’ll remember that Democrats caved in a vote on August 4 approving the “Protect America Act”, thereby authorizing warrantless wiretapping. No more FISA court requirement. No more privacy. If you need a refresher or want a more complete understanding of the wiretap situation, check out Robert Parry’s latest.

Senator McConnell spoke about this very issue today. (See video) Did he get it wrong by incorrectly characterizing the wiretapping issue? He said, “To me, the idea that we were supposed to extend the Bill of Rights to a bunch of non-citizens overseas, let alone terrorists, wasn’t only dangerous, it was the height of stupidity.”

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Note that there was no mention of rights as they relate to U.S. citizens. No mention that your communication with a friend in Chile will be tapped without a court order, either. Bruce Schreiner has more on today’s events.