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That Senate Debate Wasn’t Great For Kentucky

October 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment

State GOP Chairman Steve Robertson filed a complaint alleging the Democratic Party abused its nonprofit permit. [H-L] A former director of the National Security Agency says he doesn’t see the need for the U.S. government to prosecute the New York Times reporter who revealed the agency’s warrantless surveillance of Americans. [HuffPo] Kentucky’s Republican U.S. senator [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Journalism · KDP · Law Enforcement · Military · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · RPK · Senate

Let’s Talk About The KET Debate A Second…

October 14th, 2014 · Comments Off

Nah, not about what went down. But about the denial of that Libertarian guy. Let’s look to a bit of text from KET’s press release: KET executive director Shae Hopkins said, “We believe that all journalists have the right to decide for themselves who to interview and what issues to cover. “In service to our [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Hypocrisy · Journalism · Senate

Do You Have The Ebola Yet, Meemaw? Poppop?

October 13th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Rand Paul took a break from his Lexington weekend to offer some free advice to Kentucky media who sponsored a poll showing U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell trailing Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. [Sam Youngman] Remember when Obamacare was a terrible deal for young adults, and how “young invincibles” didn’t even want health insurance? [HuffPo] [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Andy Barr · Corruption · Discrimination · Education · FEAR! · Gambling · Health Care · Journalism · Law Enforcement · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate · Stats · Steve Beshear · 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

Be Thankful Greg Fischer Isn’t Your Senator Now

September 26th, 2014 · Comments Off

A federal judge has ordered the Kentucky State Penitentiary to allow a group of death row inmates to hold an annual powwow with traditional foods after the prison chaplain tried to stop the ceremony. [H-L] The U.S. has more low-paying jobs than any other country in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, an economic [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Economy · Election 2015 · Flashback · Greg Fischer · Jobs · Journalism · Law Enforcement · Mainstream Mistake · Stats

The Groob Shenanigans Just Won’t Quit In NKY

September 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off

A University of Kentucky program’s goal is more bikes, fewer cars. [H-L] China’s coal addition threatens the planet. But can it handle a natural gas revolution? [HuffPo] Seriously? They’re apologizing for a sports thing that appeared to be a joke? [C-J/AKN] We hear things like this happen in Frankfort all the time. [Think Progress] With [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · College Sports · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Embarrassing · Environment · Health Care · Journalism · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Taxes · UK

So Much For Obamacare Being The Scary Devil

September 19th, 2014 · Comments Off

Fact-checkers find fault with several claims made in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race. [Bluegrass Politics] The Obama administration on Thursday finally revealed how many people paid for Obamacare on the national and state health insurance exchanges: 7.3 million. [HuffPo] The U.S. Census Bureau reported this week that the nation’s poverty rate has declined slightly, which might [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Anne Northup · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Embarrassing · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Journalism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Poverty · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Senate · Stats · Youth

No Wonder Lil Randy’s Racist Dad Left Congress

September 5th, 2014 · Comments Off

Didn’t they try this same thing last year? Kentucky State University will drop a quarter of its students from enrollment for unpaid bills, some of which are as high as $40,000 and have lasted two years, the university announced Wednesday. [H-L] As the Obama administration weighs whether it should try to manage the Islamic State, [...]

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Tags: Andy Barr · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Iraq · Journalism · Law Enforcement · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Polling · RNC · Stats · Taxes

Your Commonwealth: 24/7 Environment Killing Fun

September 5th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The state this week finalized new rules on coal-mining permits that include upgraded water-quality standards. Several environmental groups argue the rules aren’t strong enough, however, and are suing over one key provision. [H-L] Lil Randy raised eyebrows this weekend when he endorsed one of the most hawkish positions toward the Islamic State militants currently wreaking [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Health Care · Immigration · Investigation · Iraq · Journalism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Rand Paul · Senate · Stats · The Gays · Wiretapping

Poop Smell On Penile Road (No Joke, Serious)

August 21st, 2014 · Comments Off

There’s still hundreds of millions being flushed down the toilet each year, so this is a paltry sum. Kentucky Retirement Systems will get $23 million from Bank of America’s $16.65 billion national settlement with the federal government over accusations that the bank improperly dumped “toxic” mortgage-backed securities on the market, helping fuel the economic recession [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · FEAR! · Flashback · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Jack Conway · Journalism · KDP · Poverty · Stats · Steve Beshear · Takin yer guns! · Wasted Money