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Big Dog Is Back In Kentucky For Alison Grimes

October 30th, 2014 · No Comments

“We’ve had people come from all over America to help us ditch Mitch,” said Bill Londrigan, president of Kentucky’s AFL-CIO. Asking for a show of hands from those who had traveled from out of state, Londrigan encouraged those whose hands shot up to say where they were from, and shouts of Pennsylvania, New York and [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Eastern Kentucky · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Iraq · Labor · Mitch McConnell · Senate

Should Jensen Run For Something Statewide?

October 28th, 2014 · No Comments

In what has been a marathon race to the bottom, both the campaigns of U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes continued to be in fine form this past Friday. [Sam Youngman] A bipartisan duo of Senate heavyweights is set to unveil an unusual bill that would give lawmakers an incentive [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Andy Barr · Barack Obama · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Health Care · Iraq · KDP · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · RPK · Senate · Stats · Veterans

Repeat After Us: It’s Almost Over. It’s Almost Over.

October 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Nestled on a hillside above Perry County Central High School, the Hazard Health & Rehabilitation Center was unlike any home Mae Campbell ever had. [H-L] Billionaires are rushing to the aid of Republicans in the homestretch of the 2014 elections with a massive super PAC infusion after a plea from big money mastermind Karl Rove. [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Congress · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Health Care · Iraq · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Senate

OH NOES YOU’RE ALL GONNA GET EBOLAD!!!1!

October 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Surrounded by cheering supporters, Mayor Jim Gray recently stood in the center of the airy first floor of Gray Construction as he detailed the accomplishments of his first term in office. [H-L] September brought more record heat globally, and meteorologists say Earth is now on pace to tie for the hottest year ever recorded. [HuffPo] [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Humor · Hypocrisy · Immigration · Iraq · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · RPK · Spotted · Taxes

Electioneering Cat Fight Just Got More Slappy

October 16th, 2014 · Comments Off

A Kentucky law banning election-day campaigning near polling places was struck down Tuesday by a federal judge, who ruled the 300-foot buffer impedes free speech by reaching private homes and yards. [H-L] In a new report laying bare the runarounds and hopelessness distressed student loan borrowers are treated to by lenders and loan servicers, a [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Economy · Education · Embarrassing · Immigration · Iraq · Jack Conway · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Spotted

Ark Parkers Are Losing Their Minds This Week

October 9th, 2014 · Comments Off

A controversial plan to award $18 million in state tax incentives to a religious-themed amusement park that plans to feature a life-sized Noah’s Ark in Grant County could be in jeopardy because of potential hiring discrimination. [H-L] 21 numbers that explain why the time to address climate change is right now. Or maybe yesterday. [HuffPo] [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Iraq · Law Enforcement · Military · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Senate · Wasted Money

Mitch & Alison Have Drowned Out Everything Else

October 6th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to decide once and for all whether states can ban gay marriage, a surprise move that will allow gay men and women to marry in five states where same-sex weddings were previously forbidden. [Reuters] For the next three years, specialists from Fayette County Public Schools main office will [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Iraq · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Military · Mitch McConnell · Senate · The Gays · Wiretapping

Miniature Texan Gets Crazier By The Minute

October 3rd, 2014 · 3 Comments

A Veterans Affairs hospital botched the treatment of a suicidal Marine by sending him to another medical facility even though he had an emergency condition, a federal judge said. [H-L] Rand Paul’s budget would have cut funding for agencies leading the ebola response. [HuffPo] Long story short: Mitch McConnell is full of whatever Joshua Powell [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Education · Environment · Health Care · Iraq · Journalism · Labor · Mainstream · Mainstream Mistake · Military · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul · UofL · Veterans · Wasted Money

Meanwhile, McConnell Spreads Climate Misinfo

October 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off

The two men who want to lead Lexington agree on many things, such as encouraging more downtown development and preserving area farmland. But Mayor Jim Gray, who is finishing his first term, and Anthany Beatty, an administrator at the University of Kentucky and a former Lexington police chief, differ on what needs to be done [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Corruption · Discrimination · Education · Environment · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Iraq · Law Enforcement · Military · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Senate · Stats · The Gays · Wasted Money · Youth

Watching Obama Run From KY Is Hilarious/Sad

September 30th, 2014 · Comments Off

Speaking to a crowd of several hundred people at the Lyric Theatre on Saturday night, philosopher Cornel West quoted everyone from Socrates to Sly Stone but always came back to W. E. B. Du Bois and the principles of integrity, honesty, decency and virtue. [H-L] When the United States suddenly announced last week that it [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · FEAR! · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Humor · Iraq · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul · Senate