McConnell, Chandler Deserve Praise

Senator Mitch McConnell and Representative Ben Chandler have both written letters to Homeland Secretary Michael Chertoff urging him to review the case of Lino Nakwa.

See for yourself:

In a news release, Chandler, D-6th District, said: “The outpouring of support for Mr. Nakwa has been extraordinary. Knowing what this young man has been through, Senator McConnell and I are doing all we can to ensure that he is treated fairly and that his personal safety remains a top priority.”

McConnell, a Republican said, “Many throughout Kentucky have been touched by the story of Lino Nakwa.”

Please call Sen. McConnell and Rep. Chandler expressing your thanks.

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Business First, Louisville’s publication for conservative types in business is conducting a poll. They ask, “What is the most important issue in the presidential campaign?” 45% pick the economy, 21% pick the war in Iraq, 12% pick taxes, 9% other, 7% health care, 5% energy alternatives, 1% trade agreements. So Iraq is still a major issue with conservatives. Imagine that. [Business First]

Transy students to hold phone rally today for Sudanese refugee Lino Nakwa, whom we first told you about on Tuesday. A table is set up in Haupt Plaza on campus with telephones and information for you to contact Sen. McConnell, Rep. Chandler and other elected officials to register your complaints. [H-L]

House Speaker Pro-Tem Larry Clark says he’s embarrassed to be a part of House leadership in Kentucky. So, when’s it gonna be, Larry? When will you and the rest of the sorry lot in leadership step aside for new blood to move in? Maybe someone else could actually get things accomplished. [Hebert]

Steve Beshear is unhappy with the hiring of Brad Cowgill and referred it to the Office of the Attorney General. He wants to know if the spirit of the law has been violated. And we want to know if we’ll ever see leadership out of the governor so many broke their backs to elect. Not that we disagree with him on this one, there are just far more important pokers in the fire. [H-L]

Is Republic Bank of Louisville the new payday loan shark? We have a feeling this bad press isn’t going to make them very happy today. Where’s the mainstream media on this one? [Ralph Long]

Rep. Geoff Davis refuses to detail war simulation event that allegedly took place with Barack Obama. But Obama didn’t offer details, either. So. Who to hate this time? [PolWatchers]

Doug Hawkins: Still Afraid of Mexicans

And this time the LEO is all up on the moonbat Metro Councilcritter.

Doug Hawkins’ (R-Protector of Our White Women) fear of those south of the border has grown exponentially over the years into a massive, public show he puts on anytime anyone will listen to him.

The most recent show involves gum balls, Newt Gingrich and “me no speak-ah de English” jokes.

Note to LEO: We love the headline.

From LEO’s Stephen George:

Is Doug Hawkins afraid of Mexicans? The councilman’s crusade against illegal immigration quietly continues

By Stephen George

I could sense it coming the way a dog understands doom slightly sooner than its owner.

We’d just finished an 11-minute video called “Immigration by the Numbers,” a pedantic piece by a man named Roy Beck, who uses gumballs to represent population projections from the U.S. Census Bureau. It’s his way of illustrating the overwhelming wrongness of the idea that America can help the Third World by welcoming its citizens into this country to seek economic prosperity — for those who remember what that’s like.

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Almost Friday Update Edition

The state Senate approved an HIV/AIDS testing bill for inmates of the Kentucky Department of Corrections which would require tests for inmates 30 days before their release. Jack Brammer called Dan Seum a Democrat. And Ernesto Scorsone wants to protect peoples’ privacy. [PolWatchers]

The Protector of Our White Women is woah out of control. Poor Doug Hawkins has gone batshit yet again. [The ‘Ville Voice]

Everyone is peeing on themselves a little now that they’ve found a piece of paper on which Bruce Lunsford admits to having a residence in Chicago. Like he does in like 483920 other cities. [Rural Democrat]

A glimpse at life in a trailer park and what down when those in poverty are trampled over. [H-L]

Crappy Gannett faux weekly Velocity made a silly attempt to call LEO out as “corporate.” HAHAHA. Further proving why Democrats and Republicans alike hate the Courier-Journal and any other by-product they peddle as news or journalism. [General Sense of Outrage]

Doug Hawkins: “Send the Mexicans Away!”

Can you handle it? Your favorite protector of the homeland has made a name for himself and he’s been invited to play with with the big kids.

Louisville’s Metro Councilman Doug Hawkins (R-Protecting us from Mexicans) will testify in Frankfort at 2:00 P.M. today before the House Standing Committee on the Judiciary in support of Rep. Bob Damrom’s HB 304. Damron’s bill would expand the definition of identity theft, prohibit the employment of illegal aliens and– you guessed it– push for already stressed local law enforcement to handle federal immigration enforcement.

Doug Hawkins. Protecting us from Mexicans all across the land. He’s finally made it to Frankfort to spew his nonsense. Huzzuh!

It’s True: Crazy Doug Hawkins Plans House Run

Metro Councilman Doug Hawkins says he’s running for the State Senate Seat in District 37, which comprises much of south Louisville. Hawkins made his announcement this afternoon in Frankfort, saying he’s got the support of Republican State Senate leadership.

He’s likely to face Perry Clark, the Democratic incumbent who won a special election for the seat in 2006.

Hawkins’ fans in the South End must go for the rebellious attitude that led him to be one of only two members of the Metro Council that last week who voted against the city’s smoking ban, saying citizens are overtaxed and over-regulated.

Read moreIt’s True: Crazy Doug Hawkins Plans House Run

Oh Snap. The One More Day Dept of Propaganda.

The end is extremely effing nigh and no hope remains. The final day for Ernest Lee’s campaign is sure to be filled with reality crashing down around him. But don’t get too excited, Democrats, you got lucky this year by having a horrible opponent. Learn something from it. [C-J]

Nowhere near reality. Turns out Stan Lee’s tirade about 287(g) saving the world from Mexicans barely pays for training and nothing else. Training doesn’t do much to curb illegal immigration when there’s no money to actually do something about it. [H-L]

Resurgence. The Washington Post says Democrats are resurging in Kentucky. Buncha problems with the story, though, because Louisville is not Northern Kentucky and Crit Luallen and Ben Chandler are not the only potential McConnell challengers in 2008. We’re also not certain who those “prominent Democrats” are who “opted out” of the gubernatorial primary. Who? Jerry Abramson? Brereton Jones? Please. [WaPo]

Catching up. The Herald-Leader and Courier-Journal play catch-up with with us on the Ernest Lee & Pat Boone gay-hater party. Oh, how scary Kentucky would be if the gays were everywhere. Maybe mullets and mom jeans would finally go out of style. The horrors! [PolWatchers, C-J]

Faux breaking news. Just this weekend WHAS11 claimed credit for the story about bigoted Pat Boone’s robo call in support of Ernest Lee Fletcher. Yet another story we broke which WHAS claims as its own. We’d link to their story but there’s no way to navigate their terrible website. Imagine that. The station that allows right-wing racists to post their video but not us has claimed credit for our story. Thanks to three WHAS11 reporters for pointing this out.