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Entries Tagged as 'Mainstream'

Cornbread Was On National News This Morning

April 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Yesterday Jim Higdon’s Cornbread Mafia was on local teevee in Philly. Today? It was on Today: THE TODAY SHOW Definite increase in sales. This is why Kentucky can have nice things. Because the teevee people do all kinds of things like this to unintentionally help spread awareness of Kentucky stories. Now, maybe the New York [...]

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Tags: Mainstream · Spotted

Barr’s Opponent Actually Running As A Democrat

April 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Several bills looked like slam dunks going into the 2014 General Assembly in January, with bipartisan support and advocacy groups rallying behind them. [John Cheves] Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday said that America “can’t invite the whole world” to enter the country, no matter how much some immigrants may love the U.S. [HuffPo] No, [...]

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Tags: Andy Barr · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Health Care · Immigration · Kentucky Business · Mainstream · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul · Senate · Takin yer guns!

BGDN Really Skewered Matt Bevin In An Editorial

April 2nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

WHAT! How on earth did we miss this blistering editorial directed at Matt Bevin? From the Bowling Green Daily News: Kentucky U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin is in dire need of a reality check. -SNIP- The reality is McConnell will be retiring Bevin from his floundering campaign May 20. It is not surprising Bevin would [...]

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Tags: Mainstream · Senate

Quick, Everybody Roll Your Eyes At Rand Again

March 19th, 2014 · Comments Off

State lawmakers appear ready this year to approve a bill that would allow nearby neighbors to determine if many state parks and golf courses could sell alcohol. [H-L] How do we begin to accept that Nick Rudolph, a thoughtful, sandy-haired Californian, was sent to war as a 22-year-old Marine and in a desperate gun battle [...]

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Tags: Afghanistan · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · George W. Bush · Jack Conway · Mainstream · Military · Rand Paul · Stats · Wasted Money · Wiretapping · Youth

Snakehandlers Put Kentucky Back In The Spotlight

February 17th, 2014 · Comments Off

A well-known snake handling preacher from Middlesboro died after being bitten by a snake during a church service Saturday evening, according to police. [H-L] This left-right squeeze is forcing McConnell to scrape as hard as ever to raise money and try to extend his 30-year Senate career into a sixth term. The squeeze also may [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Flashback · Jobs · Mainstream · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · The Gays · Wasted Money

Now That We’ve Redecorated KY, What’s Next?

February 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

Kentuckians are proving once again how generous they are! So many of you have stepped up to help this family in their time of need. So if you have anything to spare, let’s help give this kid the final dignity he deserves. [GoFundMe] A constitutional amendment was put to Kentuckians 10 years ago that turned [...]

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Tags: Andy Barr · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Giving Back · Hypocrisy · Mainstream · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Spotted · Stats · Steve Beshear · The Gays

On Keeping Montgomery Countians In The Dark…

January 16th, 2014 · Comments Off

How you know an independent auditor isn’t exactly doing its job: when it can’t even come up with the problems Adam Edelen’s investigators uncovered… even after those problems have been publicly brought to life. Here’s an excerpt from the Mt. Sterling Advocate story – the headline: Independent auditor commends school district Excerpts: The Montgomery County [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Flashback · Mainstream

Jake’s Silly Thoughts On Marksberry Madness

January 10th, 2014 · 1 Comment

On Twitter, where everything important happens, Phillip Bailey had the audacity to suggest what I (this is Jake writing this thing on a tiny cell phone screen) have to say matters and/or is read by a lot of important people. While I appreciate his sentiment, he’s also probably just daydreaming or sleep-tweeting if he thinks [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · KDP · Mainstream · Senate

KY’s Mainstream Ignores It But We’ll Never Stop

January 9th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The mainstream media is still essentially ignoring the Siedle pensions report but outlets in Rhode Island have given it tons of recognition: Rhode Island pension reform came under national attention in 2013, when former SEC lawyer and Forbes Columnist Edward Siedle first wrote in April a column entitled “Rhode Island’s Public Pension Reform Looks More [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Mainstream · Mainstream Mistake · Wasted Money

MSNBC Only Woke Up Because Yarmuth Spoke?

January 7th, 2014 · 1 Comment

What? The librul teevee people finally noticed that Alison Grimes has done very little to distinguish herself from Mitch McConnell? Republicans are going insane in an attempt to spin this as, “OH NOES!!!1! ALISON IS OVER!!!!!” But that doesn’t change the reality that Alison has done next to nothing. Other than telling people she’s not [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · John Yarmuth · Mainstream · Mitch McConnell