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Jay Blanton: Time To Get A Grip On The Gays

April 10th, 2014 · 1 Comment

As part of his 2015 budget address, Mayor Jim Gray on Tuesday proposed that the city authorize $40 million in debt for a $310 million renovation of Rupp Arena and attached convention center. [H-L] “Every person remembers some moment in their life where they witnessed some injustice, big or small, and looked away, because the [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · College Sports · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Labor · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · The Gays · UK · Wasted Money · Wiretapping

Some UAW Drama Could Be Afoot Later Today

April 8th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Kentucky officials have ended a 30-county wood quarantine that was intended to contain the emerald ash borer, an insect that already has killed more than 25 million trees in the eastern U.S. [H-L] World powers are running out of time to slash their use of high-polluting fossil fuels and stay below agreed limits on global [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Labor · Law Enforcement · Military · Senate · Stats

We Have Some Great Gift Ideas For Stan Lee

March 14th, 2014 · Comments Off

A bill that would further deregulate telephone service in Kentucky breezed through a House committee Thursday amid intense lobbying by AT&T, which crafted it. [H-L] The U.S. government uses $37 as its estimate of how much a ton of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere costs, including decreased agricultural productivity, damage from rising sea levels [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Kentucky Business · Labor · Richie Farmer · Stan Lee · Steve Beshear · The Gays

Nothing To See Here, Gays, Just Move Along

March 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment

More than 800 miles separate Lexington and Tampa, Fla., but Republicans allied with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell were beaming Wednesday as though the Sunshine State was just down the road from Keeneland. [Sam Youngman] Months after overwhelmingly passing in the Senate, a bill that would ban workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Congress · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Labor · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Richie Farmer · Senate · Steve Beshear · The Gays · UofL · Wasted Money

Stan & Tim Have A Serious Case Of Gay Panic

February 19th, 2014 · 4 Comments

After years of languishing in the Republican-led Senate, a constitutional amendment that would restore voting rights for most ex-felons appears poised to win legislative approval Wednesday at the behest of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. [Bluegrass Politics] Billionaire retired investor Tom Steyer is planning a $100 million push to make climate change a key issue in [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Hypocrisy · Labor · Senate · The Gays · Wasted Money

Put Pressure On B-Holes To Return Man’s Dog

December 20th, 2013 · Comments Off

An advocate who works with human trafficking victims throughout Kentucky said she works with about 30 people each year — nearly three times the number of victims who actually had their cases prosecuted in 2013. [H-L] President Barack Obama on Thursday commuted the sentences of eight federal inmates who were convicted of crack cocaine offenses, [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Health Care · Jobs · KDP · Labor · Polling · Poverty · Special Election · Taxes

Grimes Still Glaringly Wishy-Washy On The ACA

December 4th, 2013 · 1 Comment

This is apparently newsworthy. A Kentucky woman whose van is plastered with political signs and trinkets has won a costly fight to have a $56 traffic ticket tossed in New Jersey. [H-L] Matt Bevin stood beneath Kentucky’s Capitol dome and tore into all the things wrong with Congress, starting with the state’s U.S. Sen. Mitch [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Labor · Mainstream · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Senate · Wasted Money

Alison Still Won’t Take A Real Health Care Stance

November 13th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Calling the nation’s new health care law “a monstrosity,” U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that Democratic opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes will follow other “red state” Democrats in trying to distance themselves from the law. [H-L] The Supreme Court will hear a case on Wednesday that could have a major impact on the [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Education · Health Care · Labor · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Stats · Wasted Money

Mitch McConnell Is Grasping At Big, Gay Straws

November 5th, 2013 · Comments Off

It’s not a secret that Rand Paul is an intellectual hemorrhoid. A full-on mental lightweight who believes he’s smarter than everyone else in the room. So it comes as no surprise that his idiotic arguments about why the Employment Non-Discrimination Act should die are what they are. But here’s the latest from Mitch McConnell: This [...]

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Tags: Discrimination · FEAR! · Labor · Mitch McConnell · The Gays

Fancy KRS Manager Cited For Being Anti-Union

September 19th, 2013 · Comments Off

What’s that? The governor of Minnesota bashed Wayzata Investment Partners, a private equity manager for Kentucky Retirement Systems? Folks who paid placement agent Park Hill (a Blackstone subsidiary) more than $1.5 million? Imagine that.

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Tags: Corruption · Labor · Wasted Money