Tuesday Afternoon Stormy Update Dept

Diane Brumback is going to basically beat Mitch McConnell up on women’s issues this year. [Kentucky Women]

Frank Simon and his gay-hating friends have decided that America’s fat farm– McDonald’s — is horrible, horrible, horrible because of the gays. Some dude sits on some homo board or whatever and now McDonald’s has to be boycotted. [Barefoot & Progressive]

That’s right. Only two or three people on earth approve of the United States Congress. Could this mean Republicans are in trouble? [Pat Crowley]

Some Democrats held a press conference before some Republicans over some funny-looking electric cars and everyone is all upset or whatever. Also, some dude was late for his own press conference, we hear. [Mark Hebert]

Common knowledge these days? State Senator Ernesto Scorsone (D-Head Gay) is going to be Chief Circuit Judge in the Seventh Division and State Rep. Kathy Stein (D-Frank Simon’s Worst Enemy) is going to take his place. [PolSmo… er… PolWatchers]

Tuesday. Candidates Gone Wild Dept of Crazy.

OMG. You’ve gotta watch this. Jefferson County judicial candidate (District Judge) Katie King went crazy on her ex-boyfriend and he called 911. OMG. You’ve gotta watch this story. OMG OMG OMG. I LIVE FOR THIS STUFF! FRANCENE! You’ve gotta talk about this! It’s so amazing! OMG! Hands down, this is the best story to hit the teevee in weeks. [WATCH IT!]

Don McNay was named treasurer of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Hooray Don! Also, if you win a bazillion dollars, Don is the guy to talk to. Everyone congratulate him! [Don McNay]

Now the Democrats are all up on three-wheel electric cars. We’re a little confused, really, since it was Republicans who were all up on them first. What’s going on, here, kids? Is this bipartisanship? [PolWatchers]

Jim Bunning and Robert Byrd– the two oldest dudes on earth or whatever– are going to fight each other like that dancing woman on Steel Magnolias. Two pigs fighting under a blanket. You know how it is. [C-J]

Speaking of old people. Mitch McConnell wants all medicare-aged old people to die of the starvation, the poverty and the sickness of whatever. He just wants them to die and will vote against them no matter what. [The Hill]

Georgetown Supernanny Dad Commits Suicide

James Scott Terrill, the Georgetown man who appeared on the ABC program Supernanny, allegedly committed suicide on July 4. Terrill was a struggling single father who appeared on the January 23 episode of the program.

From the Georgetown News-Graphic:

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at Georgetown Cemetery with Pastor Dwayne Russell officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be his brothers. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 8, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Safe Harbor Baptist Fellowship, Building Fund, 131 N. Broadway St. Georgetown, KY 40324.

This may seem inconsequential to some, but it’s a serious subject. If you or someone you know is suicidal, help is within reach. Please call 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-273-TALK. Or CLICK HERE to find a local number.

Oh Snap Monday! Everyone Hates Mitch Edition

Gay-hater and world renowned bigot Jesse Helms finally died. After 86 years of ruining the lives of everyone he could. He hated the homos, Martin Luther King, Jr. Naturally, king of the Republican hate mongers Mitch McConnell released a statement praising Helms as “a leading voice and courageous champion for the many causes he believed in” and “Senator Helms certainly was no bigot. He was a man, however, not into subtlety.” Nice. [ABC News and Houston Chronicle]

Mitch McConnell hates everybody with AIDS and wants them all to die. Especially if they’re in Africa. George W. Bush loves everybody with AIDS and wants to give them all kinds of money. [C-J]

According to Mitch McConnell, people in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas think oil rigs are pretty. He actually said that. In public. At the Commerce Lexington Public Affairs Luncheon on Tuesday. Like “pretty” has jack to do with expanded off-shore drilling in the United States. [PolitickerKY]

Lowell Reese, editor of the Kentucky Gazette, told Southern Political Report that he doesn’t know anybody who would consider Bruce Lunsford a liberal. Contrary to everything the McConnell campaign is spewing 24/7. Imagine that. [Southern Political Report]

The Courier-Journal editorial board must hate Mitch McConnell and David Williams. Check what the paper had to say about following the money while watching our state’s disadvantaged and disabled suffer neglect. “Real people are getting hurt, thanks to the no-new-tax marching orders that Sen. Mitch McConnell gave the General Assembly’s Republican majority when it took power, and that Senate President David Williams has followed.” [C-J]

Joe Roche wrote a nice, right-wing op-ed for the Herald-Leader about Eye-rack and how swimmingly swell things are going in that godforsaken country. Of course, he had to praise Mitch McConnell for “being central to our success” and for preventing Democrats from pulling out of Iraq 40 times. 40 separate instances of obstruction on Iraq! Roche says, “Were it not for McConnell, I’m not sure how Bush would have been able to maintain our success.” [H-L]

Remember Frank Simon confidant and right-winger who wants to abolish public education Jim Waters? Apparently he’s now an expert on free trade, Columbia and all things John Yarmuth and Ben Chandler. [Georgetown News Graphic]

Remember when Mitch McConnell blamed Bruce Lunsford for the negative (and true) attack ad the Sierra Club is running against him (McConnell)? Listen to the ad and then check out Trey Pollard’s well-researched debunking of everything the McConnell camp is spinning. He uses something called facts, apparently. [PolitickerKY]

TGIT! Three-Day Weekend Update Edition!

Ellis Park in Henderson is closing for good. It’s all about the Benjamins. When owner Ron Geary couldn’t get an injunction against a horsey set that would have allowed him to use national account wagering outlets, he decided to call it quits. The summer meet was scheduled to begin on Friday. [C-J]

How fancy is it that Steve Beshear appointed Stephanie Bell, a big dog fundraiser and head of the fundraising group ‘The Capitol Club’ – which took heat for hosting a fundraiser at the governor’s mansion – anyway, he appointed hera policy advisor for the Public Service Commission. Common Cause isn’t a fan of the move and made its opinion known. [PolWatchers]

Mayor Jerry and Governor Steve say they’re going to fix gas prices. But they have no plan or anything, you know, that they can actually do to figure out wtf is up. This should be exciting. [The ‘Ville Voice]

Speaking of gas prices, Congressman John Yarmuth and Attorney General Jack Conway are holding a press conference later this morning to discuss actions that could cut gas prices in Kentucky/nationwide. 11:00 A.M. at the corner of Taylorsville Road and Furman Blvd in Louisville. All you media types show up so we can watch it on the noon news. [Press Release]

Oh Jesus! We’re about to pee all over the place. Mitch McConnell’s crew says the Sierra Club is one of Bruce Lunsford’s allies. HAHAHAHA. The Sierra Club may run ads against Mitch McConnell but who in their right mind would ever think the Sierra Club is an ally of Bruce Lunsford’s? What the eff kind of crack are they smoking? Justin Brasell can keep calling Bruce a “goose” because we’ve got quite a few things we could legitimately call Mitch. Don’t tempt us. [Mitch’s “Blog”]

Speaking of Mitch McConnell. Senator Arlen Specter had a few choice words for him on the Oncological community and the nasty Medicare vote for which McConnell is responsible. [The Crypt]

Tuesday Update Dept of Buy Us a MacBook Pro, 15″, Glossy, 4gigs of RAM OR ELSE!!!

David Boswell and Brett Guthrie are in a virtual dead heat according to the latest SurveyUSA polling data. Boswell leads Guthrie 47-44 with a 4.3% margin of error. Only 9% of likely voters say they’re undecided. The two are tied among males but females prefer Boswell, the Democrat, 48-42. [Mark Hebert]

A British invasion? The Jakals (from southern England) will be performing tonight in Louisville at the Rudyard Kipling at 8:00 P.M. Their first appearance was in our fancy pants hometown in middle of nowhere West Liberty, deep in the hills of eastern Kentucky. Turns out they’re actually using a company in West Liberty (!!) to distribute their CD here in the U.S. and A. [Jakals, Rudyard Kipling]

There’s still no word on whether or not Mitch McConnell plans to hire anyone from Kentucky to work on his campaign. If you missed it, his treasurer lives in Indiana, none of the contacts on his campaign’s Statement of Organization are in Kentucky and only one of the three banks his campaign uses is located in the Bluegrass State. [Page One]

Do you have AB positive or AB negative blood? Get your ass to the Chestnut Street Red Cross in Louisville ASAP. There is an emergency need for that particular type of plasma. Please specify that your donation is for C. Thomas Bennett at Baptist East. [Just Do It]

Editors at Bloomberg noted on Friday that U.S. stock declines were the worst since June… of 1930! The Great Depression! Yeah, little economic mix-up, my formerly fat ass! Basically, the world is effed and we’re all gonna die of the poverty. [Bloomberg]

Thanks to rising gas prices, the Kentucky State Police is cutting back on patrols. So this basically means you’re less safe as a direct result of the economy. But the free market will fix that, right? I can’t remember which right-wing spin is appropriate in this instance. And this isn’t just happening with the KSP. It’s across the board. [C-J]