Bevin Supporters Have Turned Into Anger Bears

Our sources always give us the best tidbits of information:

Central Kentucky Tea Party Chairman Bobby Alexander imploded Monday evening at the Republican Party of Hardin County Executive Committee meeting. Alexander addressed the gathering lamenting that his senate candidate Matt Bevin was not being treated fairly at Lincoln Day Dinners across the commonwealth.

Alexander gave a tea party revisionist history of the Shelby County Lincoln Day dinner held last Saturday. He stated that Senator Mitch McConnell entered the gathering , made his speech and then promptly left. As a matter of fact, Senator McConnell went through the buffet line like everyone else, visited attendees at their tables and posed for photographs with them as well. Of the three hundred and fifty attendee’s , at least three hundred and thirty seven wore Team Mitch lapel stickers, those not were the Bevin’s , their nine children and the Alexanders. McConnell received a standing ovation at being introduced and upon completing his speech.

If the tea party feels like their candidate is being treated disparately, perhaps they should exercise more caution when exchanging e mails plotting to take over another counties Lincoln Day dinner.

For those wondering what our tipster is going on about? Here are some emails pulled from the Central Kentucky Teabagger email discussion list:

On Tuesday, February 11, 2014 11:21 AM, Bobby Alexnader wrote:

David,
I’m reviewing an E-mail that I received from Bernice dated Jan 17th. It
indicates that invited speakers to the LDD on the 22d are; McConnell,Paul,
Guthrie, Comer,Givens and Bevin. As of today, how many of these speakers do
you anticipate will be speaking? Just to confirm, the times listed are CST,
correct?

Have a great day,
Bobby

From: David Dickerson
To: Bobby Alexnader
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 12:26 PM
Subject: Re: I’VE MOVED!!! NEW EMAIL ADDRESS

All times are Central.

As it stands, Matt will keynote. Guthrie has 7-10 minutes. Givens the same
(I’d have left him off). Jeff Jobe, St. Rep. Candidate for our district
(against an incumbent Dem) has 5 minutes. One of the emcees will be saying
some good things about Jenean Hampton (I wanted to give her time instead of
Givens).

I’m not on the organizing committee so this is all second hand info. I
have every reason to believe it’s accurate.

We need to make this a Bevin rally.

David

On Tuesday, February 11, 2014 11:00 PM, Bobby Alexnader wrote:

I’m doing all that I can to make it a Bevin rally and of course we want to
support Jeanean.

Have a great day,
Bobby

The tipster is right.

Maybe they shouldn’t have tried to hijack everything and they wouldn’t be in such a predicament.

We Don't Remember When The Word "Budget" Didn't Cause Panic Among Everyone In Frankfort

Lawmakers tried to placate various groups ahead of a vote expected Tuesday by the House budget committee on the state’s $20.3 billion, two-year spending plan. [John Cheves]

A report due to be released Tuesday aims to offer an object lesson to President Barack Obama: Free trade deals have high costs in unintended consequences for the environment, people’s way of life, and local sovereignty. [HuffPo]

Conservative political commentator Glenn Beck will headline a rally in Louisville next month being sponsored by FreedomWorks, the national tea party organization that is backing Matt Bevin’s campaign for the U.S. Senate. [C-J/AKN]

Meet the world’s LGBT billionaires. Or, the ones who admit it, anyway. [Forbes]

Monday is typically a light day in the General Assembly – few committee meetings and a late starting time to allow lawmakers to travel back to Frankfort. [Ronnie Ellis]

The state of Colorado’s collected $2 million in taxes on the approximately $14 million in recreational marijuana sales since the drug was legalized and regulated. Officials will use the windfall to build new schools and possibly for advertisements against driving while high. [TIME]

A police officer who admitted to shooting his neighbor’s dog could now face charges. It was originally believed the matter would be handled in civil court. [WKYT]

On Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder warned about the growing scourge of opiate addiction and overdoses while urging law enforcement officials to carry the anti-overdose drug naloxone. [Think Progress]

Another round of who should get how much of the $500,000 funds, set aside in a Harlan Circuit Court order four years ago for drug prevention and facilities for youth, came to a stall during a special called meeting of the Harlan Fiscal Court on Tuesday. [Harlan Daily Enterprise]

The right-wing nonsense machine works hard to find people like this who just cold make crap up. They can’t let facts get in the way of their health care reform b.s. [HuffPo]

A City Council in southeastern Kentucky has scheduled a public hearing to discuss removing the mayor. [H-L]

Michele Bachmann leads a rough life. Despite being a Congresswoman, former presidential front-runner, and a national spokesperson for Crazy Eye Syndrome, she has a problem. As a straight person, she is tired of being bullied by the gays all the time. [Wonkette]

Mayor Greg Fischer’s local-option sales tax proposal cleared a House panel by a 6-3 vote Tuesday. Thank goodness Greg Stumbo and Larry Clark have joined Jim Wayne in opposition to this regressive, elitist nonsense. [WDRB]

The new ambassador to Britain was stunned to spot something peculiar not far from the U.S. Embassy: a plaque on the side of a once-grand building paying tribute to America’s most notorious traitor. [NBC News]

Grimes Already Throwing People Under The Bus

After the GPS failed, state Auditor Adam Edelen took over, giving directions through downtown Paris to the young staffer driving, and he arrived to speak at the Rotary Club meeting about 20 minutes early. [H-L]

Way to go, Kentucky, for getting even more negative national press attention. [HuffPo]

Welp, now Alison Grimes’ campaign is flat-out lying about what it told Sarah Lynn Cunningham. Somebody needs a reality check before the you-know-what hits the fan. [WFPL]

Hillary Clinton is bringing on Terry McAuliffe’s political director from his successful gubernatorial run as a scheduler based in her personal office in New York. [Politico]

Maybe it’s a sign that Martha Jane King does absolutely nothing in her district? With open enrollment in the new health-insurance exchanges ending March 31, at least one country editor is wondering why most people in his community who lack coverage haven’t take advantage of the historic opportunity. [Health News]

Building three “Great Walls” across Tornado Alley in the US could eliminate the disasters, a physicist says. [BBC]

Just in case you needed another reason to roll your eyes at Six Flags Over Jesus… here’s a bunch of nonsense about the gays being like cigarettes. This is where Hal Heiner gets his religion on. Unreal. [Bob Russell]

Just for it… here’s the take-down of Bob Russell’s bigoted trolling. [Joe Dunman]

An 89-year-old U.S. World War Two veteran who was wounded when his plane crashed in occupied France in 1944 received a Purple Heart medal on Saturday, an honor he declined 70 years ago. [Reuters]

PEE ALERT! First Lady Jane Beshear and Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Larry Hayes are being recognized for their contributions to the country’s economic well-being. [Press Release & This]

Images of a fallen city have drawn national attention to Detroit. But the focus now is on how to remake Detroit into the grand city it once was. [NPR]

A proposal to address school safety by arming teachers in Boone County classrooms has received much more concern and opposition from the district’s teachers and board of education members than support. [CN|2]

For years, environmentalists and the gas drilling industry have been in a pitched battle over the possible health implications of hydro fracking. [ProPublica]

KentuckyOne Health’s recent decision to lay off respiratory therapists in three of its emergency rooms “could compromise the quality and safety of care,” according to the national association representing respiratory therapists. [WDRB]

Here’s yet another instance of Rand Paul being dumber than whatever nonsense Matt Bevin is spewing out today. [Wonkette]

This Week Was Definitely All About The Gays

For the first time in 15 years, backers of a bill that would extend statewide civil rights protection to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people won a legislative hearing Wednesday. [John Cheves]

Congress has finally broken its lengthy dry spell on granting wilderness protection to designated areas of the country. [HuffPo]

The state House rejected changes made by the Senate to a constitutional amendment to automatically restore the voting rights of many felons, moving the bill toward a conference committee. [C-J/AKN]

Four same-sex couples filed a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging on constitutional grounds Wyoming’s ban on gay marriage, a gay advocacy group said, following a recent string of court decisions striking down similar restrictions. [Reuters]

Hospice care is focused on giving support to people meeting the end of their lives; forming bonds and giving dignity to a patient’s last days. [Ashland Independent]

Mitch McConnell received a lukewarm reception from conservatives gathered for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, despite delivering a speech full of conservative red meat. [The Hill]

Judge Heyburn’s ruling will stand the test of time. There is no threat of “legal chaos.” The only possible chaos will come from Governor Beshear’s decision to appeal. Because of that decision, Kentucky same-sex spouses continue to be harmed by unconstitutional Kentucky laws for no reason but politics. [Joe Dunman]

Charter schools have long been loved by the private sector, and the rich. And for good reason. [David Sirota]

Adult baby Damon Thayer is back to trying to give Rand Paul a reach-around. Thankfully, Greg Stumbo likely has enough sense to stop him. [CN|2]

The US Department of Justice has launched an antitrust probe of Comcast’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable. [BBC]

Government agencies could charge hundreds of dollars for public records that are currently free or cost little under a bill that would rewrite the Kentucky Open Records Act. [H-L]

A fossil bed in China that contains some of the world’s most exquisitely preserved feathered dinosaurs, early birds, reptiles and mammals may also be home to an equally rich set of older fossils from the Middle Jurassic, a new study finds. [HuffPo]

The state House of Representatives will apparently not vote on a bill to remove the requirement that public school construction projects pay the area’s prevailing wage. [Ronnie Ellis]

If you haven’t already heard it? Go listen to Mitch McConnell’s radio ad ripping Matt Bevin and the Senate Conservatives Fund apart. [YouTube]

Matt Bevin Touting Some Full-On Craziness

Just who is that radio lady Matt Bevin is promoting?


FROM TWITTER

Take a look at our farewell to her last August:

Many of us didn’t like her when she got here, though we gave her several chances. And many of us are glad she’s leaving.

Why? Let’s take a stroll down racist lady memory lane:

As you can see, we welcomed her initially. We defended her for a while. Then she continued to step in the crazy, the hateful, the ridiculous. The worst? She embraced racism, embraced her own anti-semitic comments (and continued to attack John Yarmuth after the whole snafu), played the victim all along.

We knew you were a hot mess when you first told the story about how you were defending your friend, Mark Foley, as he was admitting to that congressional page incident. Don’t let the door hit you on your purposefully ignorant, racist-baiting, anti-semitic ass, Mandy.

That’s who she is. At least, it’s what she did while she was in Kentucky.

And Matt Bevin loved it enough to spend campaign contributions to advertise it.

John David Dou…yche Spreads More Homophobia

Ah, Republicans (update: no, not all Repubs are homophobes) stuck in the 1950s, what will move you forward? A swift kick in your tiny nuts? Your family turning upside down?

Maybe your spouse stuck in a hospital near the edge of death but you’re denied access to tell them goodbye?

Wait – maybe you just need to be fired from your job? Denied service at a restaurant? Maybe you need to have a tow company refuse to move your car from the interstate? MAYBE you need to be evicted from your apartment because you’re gay?

Perhaps you’d like to build a life with someone only to have your partner die in an unexpected accident. You wake up a couple days later to find that your deceased partner’s homophobic family is suing you for half of everything you thought you jointly owned with your partner?

Maybe your cop partner gets gunned down in the line of duty protecting homophobes and you aren’t eligible to receive their pension or death benefit because your government allowed just 29% of people to alter the state constitution for the other 71%?

What will it take?

Because we’d sure like to know.

Let’s take a look at John David Douche’s (I said it) homophobic rant for a look at why he’s been cast aside by a rapidly declining newspaper:

Jack wept. Kentucky’s sensitive Attorney General Jack Conway cried upon having to make a hard political decision before running for governor. Great Edmund Muskie’s ghost!

Conway took the Obama administration’s advice, put political correctness ahead of the rule of law, and declined to appeal U. S. District Judge John Heyburn’s recent ruling that Kentucky must recognize other states’ gay marriages.

Whether Conway’s were real or Clintonesque crocodile tears only he knows. Some observers swooned. To others Conway’s touchy-feely performance reinforced his reputation as a calculating phony.

Get it? Only girly men cry. Girly, swishy gay men are sensitive. CLINTON’S COCK! Jack’s a fraud. Big gay, girly, swishy, sex-making fraud.

After spending several paragraphs complaining that Jack Conway didn’t take action, he goes on to complain that Andy Beshear and Alison Grimes should do the opposite:

Caught in political cross-currents swirling within their Democratic Party, at least Conway and the elder Beshear took positions. The younger Beshear and Democratic U. S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes came off as craven weasels rather than profiles in courage.

Instead of telling citizens what he would have done as attorney general, Andy Beshear dodged the question. He claimed it would be inappropriate for him to comment because he might have to render an opinion on the issue if he becomes attorney general. If this is his standard he will not say anything about anything between now and next year’s election.

Grimes again proved herself a pusillanimous political coward. Instead of taking a stand she issued a characteristically incoherent statement seeming to say that she feels very strongly both ways. Courageous female politicians everywhere surely winced at her waffling weakness.

Sure, they should take positions but Douche, here, has never met hypocrisy he didn’t immediately fall in love with. Also, women are weak vermin.

Conservatives realize that Heyburn did not have to rule as he did. Yes, the judge followed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s tortured “reasoning” in U.S. v. Windsor, but even Kennedy’s fatuous rationale stopped short of forcing gay marriage on unwilling states.

Chief Justice John Roberts’ dissent emphasized how and why Windsor did not compel such a conclusion. Moreover, Kennedy’s “logic” really does lead to legalized plural marriage and the parade of other horribles that gay marriage foes fear.

Is it fair for Bevin to tag McConnell with responsibility for Heyburn’s “liberal” ruling? Maybe, but Bevin must also indict conservative icon Ronald Reagan for elevating Kennedy to the highest court.

Yeah, they just cold want to force the gays onto you. All down your throat.

Slippery slope, slippery slope, plural marriage FEAR!!1!

The dangers to our constitutional democratic republic from imposing such controversial innovations by judicial diktat far outweigh any positives. Kentucky supporters of gay marriage should have worked to enact it via the political process.

That is what marriage equality backers in other states did. It presumably would not take long if public opinion is shifting as fast as polling and gay marriage proponents say it is.

How would we enact it politically? People like Douche in Frankfort won’t even vote on stopping discrimination. What bullshit.

And other states? They’re doing it exactly like Bourke v. Beshear.

Liberals now lauding the Kennedy, Heyburn, and Conway decisions may someday find the legal shoe on the other foot. History shows that conservative judges are equally capable of issuing similarly activist decisions fashioning new economic, property, or other “rights” from constitutional whole cloth.

But weep no more, Jack Conway, please. There’s no crying in baseball or politics.

Get it? Gays and girly men don’t play baseball and aren’t involved in politics. Also, more slippery slope nonsense.

Let’s get one thing straight (no pun intended – even if our voices and our muscles larger than 99% of these screaming homophobes like Douche, Lee, Moore, et al): there are four plus years of evidence here that Jack Conway isn’t exactly at the top of any list we could create. In fact, I (Jake) would love to castrate the man politically. So when I say his emotional press conference was genuine and coming from a serious point of understanding? It’s not an easy thing to admit publicly.

Jack was honest on a personal and political level. It’s clear that he knew he legally, personally, politically could no longer be involved in perpetuating flat-out hatred and discrimination. Because, much like Jim Crow/segregation? Being legal doesn’t make government-sanctioned homophobia right.

People like John David are the reason so many gay kids kill themselves. People like John David are the reason equality is not a thing in Kentucky today. People like John David are the reason it’s now legal to discriminate on the basis of religious belief. People like John David are the reason this Commonwealth is spending millions of dollars clinging to the fearful past, preventing economic development and job creation, stifling investment, furthering brain drain.

Let’s hope John David’s veiled rant doesn’t lead to more pain and suffering for innocent people just trying to do the right thing in life.

Shame on Bill Lamb and WDRB for publishing such nonsense. Television stations like that – which are given access to public airwaves in exchange for serving the public with news – have no place in furthering discrimination like this in 2014. Absurd.


Why “douche”? When you use veiled homophobic language like that? You’re vile. In the bro dude frat boy sense, not so much the sexist sense (save it, feminists, can’t be P.C. at this point). When you mix in a bunch of intellectual dishonesty and flat-out nonsense? You show your true colors like John David has done.

Teabaggers Got Mad At Mitch McConnell Again

Teabaggers are really mad about Mitch McConnell’s terrific anti-Matt Bevin mail piece:

Today the United Kentucky Tea Party issued a press release condemning the deceptive campaign tactics of Senator McConnell. Senator McConnell knows campaign law allows him to make these outrageous statements and unfortunately he as become the master of mudslinging. They say the problem with wrestling with a pig is you get dirty and the pig likes it. If you believe it is time for Senator McConnell to get out of the mud and start discussing his voting record call Senator McConnell and tell him to act like a Senator. Then call Senator Paul and ask him if he approves of Senator McConnell’s actions.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 3, 2014

United Kentucky Tea Party Condemns Senator Mitch McConnell for his deceptive “Fraud Alert” mass mailing

Elizabethtown, Ky – This past week the McConnell campaign sent thousands of mailers to Kentucky residents marked “Fraud Alert” without any identification as to who had sent the mailers. Kentuckians, concerned that their identities or credit card information may have been stolen, opened the mailers only to find that it was a political mailing from the McConnell campaign containing the same old mudslinging accusations that Senator McConnell has been trying to push for months now.

The United Kentucky Tea Party strongly condemns Senator McConnell and his campaign staff for attempting to scare hard working Kentuckians in this manner. Unfortunately, this type of irresponsible behavior is something that we have come to expect from Kentucky’s senior Senator.

Senator McConnell refuses to run on his record of complicity in the nation’s $17.3 trillion dollar debt, and giving President Obama a blank check in the most recent debt ceiling fiasco. His backroom deals with Joe Biden and Harry Reid have led to higher taxes for working Kentuckians.

“Frankly, Mitch McConnell should be ashamed of his record in Washington. His 60% disapproval rating with Kentucky voters illustrates that Kentuckians are fed up with his lack of leadership” stated Scott Hofstra, Spokesperson for the United Kentucky Tea Party.

Kentuckians demand real leadership in Washington and we are not getting it from Senator McConnell. Kentuckians also demand ethical and professional behavior from their elected representatives and we are not receiving this from Senator McConnell either.

The United Kentucky Tea Party urges Senator McConnell to announce his retirement in order for the voters to concentrate on keeping the Senate seat in Conservative hands by helping Matt Bevin defeat Alison Grimes in November.

Scott Hofstra
Spokesperson United Kentucky Tea Party

We can’t stop laughing.