People Came, Thing Happened, Normalcy Returns

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Some people came to Kentucky yesterday and a thing happened. Hundreds of people gathered on the Centre College lawn Thursday afternoon to enjoy live music during the Vice Presidential Debate Festival. [H-L]

An Owen County woman has been arrested by State Police after they say she attempted to shoot her sheriff father. This guy’s son was involved in a murder in Franklin County earlier this year. [WLEX18]

President Barack Obama’s record on addressing climate change in his first term is coming under scrutiny. [HuffPo]

For months, Kentucky lawmakers have been studying how to handle Kentucky’s underfunded pension system. But the problems of the system have been occurring for longer than just a few months. Various proposals are on the table, but lawmakers may not have much time to come to a compromise. [WKYU]

Organized labor is playing “Moneyball” this fall, and President Barack Obama isn’t winning. [Politico]

You can’t even go to sleep in Lexington these days without getting robbed. A man tells police he woke up to find a burglar in his home. It happened at a home on Pontchartrain Court in Lexington. [WKYT]

Mittens Romney may have seized the advantage in terms of poll numbers and momentum, but there’s one area where President Obama enjoys the upper hand. [NPR]

Lawyers for 12 Oregon National Guardsmen suing contractor KBR Inc for negligence and fraud told a jury in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday that the soldiers were knowingly exposed to toxic chemicals in Iraq that made them ill. [Reuters]

Mike Duncan doesn’t get too high or too low as presidential polls bounce around. He says the race is a toss-up. [Ronnie Ellis]

Last week, we got a friendly reminder of the power of that special, enlightened voting bloc that likes to look at facts and say “no, thank you.” [Wonkette]

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Bowling Green, told CNN on Thursday that he will campaign for Mitt Romney but disagrees with the Republican presidential nominee on his call for U.S. intervention in Syria. [H-L]

A joint report by Save the Children and First Focus has awarded the U.S. a C-minus overall grade when it comes to providing for and ensuring educational opportunities for the nation’s children. [HuffPo]

We’re A Militant Community Of Scary Homosexuals

The Kentucky Historical Society Foundation elected four new board members: Mike Duncan, John Greenebaum, Crit Luallen and Bosworth Todd. Should be great for the KHS, as there couldn’t be a more diverse group of individuals to add to the board. [Press Release]

President Barack Obama is treading fearfully – not carefully – on gay issues in his bid for re-election. [Reuters]

Today Taiwan gave Kentucky a $20,000 donation for the American Red Cross of Kentucky for storm and flood damage. So what on earth does Taiwan want from Kentucky? [Press Release]

Could a tax cut lift the debt ceiling? [WaPo]

University of Louisville President Jim Ramsey says the state pension system should turn into a 401(k)-type plan to save money/so you can lose it all faster. Call us crazy, but we’re not so sure Jim Ramsey has a clue what he’s talking about. Not exactly the sharpest tack on the wall when it comes to speaking in public [Ryan Alessi]

We have to wonder if anyone is shocked that Steve Beshear is attempting to politically benefit from AT&T’s investment in Kentucky. [H-L]

Louisville mayor Greg Fischer caused a bit of a problem for himself by downplaying tornado damage. [The ‘Ville Voice]

And caused yet another problem for himself by causing EVEN MORE drama with Louisville Metro Animal Services! [More VV]

Some teabagger legislator lady decided she would just pass a law making a law she hates illegal. Teabagger logic never ceases to amaze us. [Wonkette]

Yep, Republicans are going to jack around with the budget so they can force meemaw and poppop out of nursing homes. [HuffPo]

President Barack Obama’s Afghanistan exit strategery is drawing mixed reviews in Congress. [NY Times]

Environmentalists and liberal celebrities are planning a White House protest. It’s just a shame they don’t come to Kentucky where they could make an impact on a deeper level. [Politico]

Because the war on drugs totally works, amiright??? The United States is going to sink umpteen million more dollars into the fight. [BBC]

The U.S. is set to release 30 million barrels of oil from its reserve. Folks in Old Yerp are figgna release another 30 million. [NPR]

Al Mohler, head of the Southern Baptist Cult, says he needs to brainwash a “very militant community of homosexuals.” Yep. We’re all militant. We think Mohler needs to focus on the sin of gluttony and greed. [C-J/AKN]

Your Cold, Sleepy Snow Day Wrap-Up Post

You a child of the 80s? Neverending Story at the Lexington Children’s Theatre will float your boat. Good way to introduce your hellrat children to a terrific story from your childhood. [H-L]

It is sad that Michael Steele might not run for the Republican National Committee chairmanship. Mike Duncan won’t be nearly as entertaining. [NY Times]

Oh, there’s hope after all! He may be running again! [HuffPo]

Even *I* think Rand Paul’s win over Jack Conway was one of the top ten political moments of 2010. It didn’t make the Washington Post list, though. [WaPo]

The Public Service Commission says a split of the 270 area code in Western Kentucky isn’t needed at this time. So the new 364 area code won’t be happening. [Press Release]

What are your redistricting predictions for Kentucky? Thoughts? Hopes? [Amanda Van Benschoten]

Those of you with older loved ones and family members, take note: good cholesterol has been linked to a reduced risk for Alzheimer’s Disease. [Bloomberg]

Wanna help a child? Here’s your chance to give back this year. [Family & Children’s Place]

The Kentucky Horse Park wants a hotel on its grounds. Does it need it? [H-L]

If you live in Northern Kentucky, you’re woah more familiar with orange man John Boehner than the rest of the state. And you’re way more familiar with his self-tanner addiction. [Wonkette]

Maybe Mitch Will Cry On The Senate Floor Again

It’s true. Mitch McConnell’s top dog – Billy Piper – is headed out for greener pastures. [Page One]

How much more of a panderer could he be? Can’t wait til the Ark Park discriminates in hiring on the basis of religion so we can then ask Steve Beshear WTF he’s thinking. Tax incentives for a religious institution. Ha. [H-L]

We can thank Papaw Steve Beshear for the national embarrassment this week. There’s plenty where this came from. [Wonkette]

Like this segment from Countdown on MSNBC last night. It’s only going to get worse. [Countdown]

Have you seen this hilarious new ark park cartoon by Marc Murphy? Funniest man alive. In Kentucky, I mean. [Fakebook]

A 28-foot Norway Spruce was delivered in Frankfort yesterday to serve as the Capitol Christmas tree. Guess the gullible mouthbreathers can’t freak out about how Papaw Beshear hates Christmas this year. [Press Release]

The Public Service Commission ordered the Magoffin County Water District to upgrade its supply sources. The PSC says it lacks a sufficient water supply to deal with drought or heavy usage. [Press Release (Warning: PDF Link)]

Sarah The Quitter Palin came to Lexington to sign a book she claims to have written. Rascal scooters came from miles around. [H-L]

Remember all those Mike Duncan text messages? He’s finally admitted that he’s considering another bid for the the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee. [Enquirer]

Wall Street got a blank check. Literally borrowing money from the Fed at 0.0078 percent interest. While two million Americans are losing unemployment benefits. [HuffPo]

Rosa Parks refused to sit in the back of the bus 55 years ago yesterday. [Politico]

Mike Duncan Gunning For RNC Chair Again?

Looks like Mike Duncan really is hoping to be chairman of the Republican National Committee – again.

Duncan’s folks is running a text message campaign that sends this message (paraphrased) to his database of contacts:

Can you go to www.chooseyourchairman.com and vote for Mike Duncan? Can you also get some of your other friends to do it too?

Here’s a screengrab of the site the message directs recipients to:


CLICK TO VISIT SITE

The messages come from various state & local Republican Party chairpeople – folks we thought were required to remain loyal to known crazy person and current chairman, Michael Steel.

Will the teabaggers like that Duncan was once a director of the federal reserve bank?

Guess things are gonna get interesting.