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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

Of Course They’re Playing Judicial Politics

October 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment

The latest numbers are in and the most current Bluegrass Poll has Mitch McConnell regaining a narrow lead over Alison Lundergan Grimes. [WHAS11] Last year, long-time Lexington politician Kathy Stein stepped down from the state Senate to fill a vacant judgeship in Fayette County Family Court. One year later, she will fight for that seat [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Discrimination · Economy · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · George W. Bush · Jack Conway · Kentucky Business · Labor · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Senate · The Gays

Dems: Stop Trying To Out-Repub The Repubs!

October 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Candidates in Kentucky’s combative U.S. Senate race are bringing in outside help with two weeks to go as Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes will campaign with Bill Clinton on Tuesday and a trio of Republican congressmen will stump for Sen. Mitch McConnell beginning Monday. [H-L] Rand Paul is now making up his on Ebola facts that [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Andy Barr · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · FEAR! · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Jobs · Kentucky Business · Labor · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Rand Paul · Robert Felner · Senate

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

Everybody Has Grimes-McConnell Fatigue Again

October 1st, 2014 · Comments Off

The chairman of Kentucky’s Republican Party has called on a Democratic state House candidate to withdraw from the race after the candidate was indicted on a misdemeanor charge of failing to promptly report suspected sexual abuse of a child. Someone should splain to Steve Robertson that Ben Waide did more than accept illegal contributions. [H-L] [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · DSCC · Education · Environment · Health Care · Hypocrisy · KDP · Labor · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · RPK · Senate

Aaaand The U.S. Senate Race Starts To Get Crazy

September 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has a small ownership stake in a vacant Lexington property that city officials have repeatedly cited for code violations and threatened legal action against for nonpayment of more than $20,000 in storm-sewer fees and fines. [Sam Youngman] Lifting a ban on blood donations from gay men would increase [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Embarrassing · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Humor · Hypocrisy · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Labor · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Senate · The Gays

What’s The Deal With That Girl’s Parents?

September 18th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Tensions between ride-share drivers and taxicab operators boiled over Tuesday after the Urban County Council delayed action on whether to make companies such as Lyft and Uber follow the same regulations as the city’s taxi operators. [H-L] America’s top military officials on Tuesday made the case for President Barack Obama’s strategy to target the Islamic [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Health Care · Iraq · Kentucky Business · Labor · Law Enforcement · Military · Mitch McConnell · Robert Felner · RPK · The Gays · Wasted Money · Youth

Republicans Still Complaining About Health Care

September 17th, 2014 · Comments Off

A former official of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources violated the state ethics code by creating an oppressive work environment for women employees by telling them what clothes to wear and asking one to let him see her breasts. [Bluegrass Politics] Another day, another survey showing that Obamacare is beginning to cure [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Health Care · John Yarmuth · Kentucky Tourism · Labor · Law Enforcement · Military · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Senate · Stats

Don’t Drink & Ride Your Lawnmower, Meemaws

September 16th, 2014 · Comments Off

Police in Pulaski County recently worked two incidents in a week’s time involving alleged drunk drivers on riding lawn mowers, including one arrested after he ​drove to the drive-through window at a fast-food restaurant, according to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office. [H-L] An astounding 72% percent of Americans say they are unhappy with Republicans in [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Congress · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Flashback · Health Care · Humor · Hypocrisy · KDP · Kentucky Tourism · Labor · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Rand Paul · Wiretapping

Cyclists Sure Do Fire People Up These Days

September 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment

From a press release… One of the most offensive anti-Islam ads from the Democrats. Really? Starting it off with THAT?! Bluegrass Rural, a Kentucky-based Super PAC, will start airing a radio ad next week that says Mitch McConnell “turned his back on our men in women in uniform.” The ad cites McConnell’s April 2005 vote [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Embarrassing · FEAR! · Health Care · Iraq · KDP · Labor · Military · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Senate · Takin yer guns! · Wiretapping