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Entries Tagged as 'Military'

Democratic Harassment Scandal Just Won’t Quit

April 18th, 2014 · 2 Comments

The troubled Fleming County school district likely won’t have money to properly fund its high school because it hasn’t followed Kentucky Department of Education recommendations, Commissioner Terry Holliday said in a sharply worded letter. This is a couple days old but needs to be shared again. [H-L] As anyone who’s ever paid a health insurance [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · College Sports · Corruption · Education · Health Care · KDP · Military · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate · UofL · Wasted Money

How Much Fun Will Rand Paul’s Campaign Be?

April 8th, 2014 · No Comments

The bad political blood between Jackson County’s top administrator and its sheriff took another turn Monday with a federal lawsuit seeking more than $5 million. [H-L] Dan Backer, the lead lawyer behind a landmark case that further opened the campaign finance floodgates, conceded in an interview with HuffPost Live that money is not, in fact, [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Environment · Hypocrisy · KY-1 · Military · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate · Wasted Money

Grimes Should Be Hitting McConnell On Iraq War

April 8th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Alison Grimes loves to promote herself as the queen of issues facing veterans. She’s never missed a photo op with a veteran. And she’s quick to offer blanket criticism of Mitch McConnell and other Republicans for being bad for veterans, the economy, business. So why won’t she hit McConnell on his ridiculous support of the [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Flashback · Iraq · Military · Mitch McConnell · Veterans · Wasted Money

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

A Guide To Unnecessary Political Pandering…

April 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off

Look, it’s one thing to use your U.S. Senate campaign to pander like this: FROM TWITTER And this: FROM TWITTER To score cheap political points. But it’s another thing entirely to use your official state government office to do the same thing: FROM TWITTER Nope, wait, there’s more: FROM TWITTER HEAD – DESK.

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Military · Mitch McConnell · Senate

Everyone’s In A Really Sad Budgetary Hangover

April 1st, 2014 · Comments Off

The General Assembly on Monday approved and sent to Gov. Steve Beshear a $20.3 billion, two-year spending plan that includes long-awaited pay raises for state employees and schoolteachers, but continues to cut funding for public universities and many state agencies. [John Cheves] At least some states out there take Democratic campaign finance corruption seriously. [HuffPo] [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Budget · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Education · Environment · Mainstream Mistake · Military · Mitch McConnell · Stats · Takin yer guns! · The Gays · Wasted Money

Greg Fischer Doesn’t Get To Raise Your Taxes

March 25th, 2014 · Comments Off

March Madness isn’t just for college basketball. This week’s Political Paddock column gets in on the action with a would-be Cinderella story, some trash talk and a few Nate Silver predictions. [Sam Youngman] The National Security Agency may be getting out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on people’s [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Budget · College Sports · Economy · Education · First Amendment · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Military · Mitch McConnell · Takin yer guns! · Taxes · UK · UofL · Wasted Money · Wiretapping

Mitch McConnell Wasn’t Pro-Choice In Late 70s

March 21st, 2014 · Comments Off

An expert opinion offering a new take on old evidence after a re-examination of the materials does not constitute newly found information about two murders, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday. [H-L] [Democratic] congressional party committees and super PACs are on record pace ahead of their Republican counterparts, while the majority of Democratic incumbents in [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Economy · Greg Stumbo · Journalism · KY Supreme Court · Military · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Rand Paul · Rumor · Stats · Taxes · The Gays · Wiretapping

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

Another Reason The Death Penalty Is Tricky

March 12th, 2014 · Comments Off

Hasn’t Sara Beth Gregory done enough handwringing the past several years to calm the flip down for a bit? She’s now in a fit of gay panic, just like Whitney Sweaterpuppies and Tim Moore. [Bluegrass Politics] U.S. Senators are okay with spying on U.S. citizens but are outraged that it’s happening to them. [HuffPo] They [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Death Penalty · Economy · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Military · RPK · Senate · The Gays · Wiretapping