Ben Chandler Still Pretending To Be A Democrat

Ben Chandler voted against financial regulation. Along with all the other Republicans from Kentucky. Because he loves Wall Street corruption. [Ryan Alessi]

There’s been a 31% increase in the number of Kentuckians who say they’re on the verge of homelessness. [Bluegrass Politics]

Really, who thinks Rand Paul is moderate? [MCL]

Fraud allegation documentation has FINALLY been turned over to Urban County Council in Lexington. Everything will play out today at a 3:00 P.M. meeting/poo slinging. [H-L]

A Kentucky minister was detained at the Canadian border attempting to enter the United States. Apparently he’d purchased copies of the Koran on the internets post-9/11. [Wired]

Tim Havrilek is lying about Jack Conway not putting effort into communicating with Daniel Mongiardo or he’s been lied to. It’s Daniel Mongiardo being the douche hat. He failed to show at a scheduled meeting with the Governor. He fails to show up in Frankfort. He doesn’t return phone calls. And even his top people – Kim Geveden, Dick Prelopski, et al – have all met with Conway and moved on. I’ve even met with Kim Geveden and communicate with him on a regular basis, if that tells you anything. [Literally Lying?]

Like I told you yesterday, Daniel Mongiardo is lying about not having heard from Jack Conway. Jack may not be calling Lt. Dan every five minutes to chat about Twilight, but he’s put forth significant effort. [Page One]

Tom Schroeder has asked to have charges of being Robert Felner’s co-conspirator dropped. That’s probably not going to happen. You can go find the story and read it if you so desire. [A Kentucky Newspaper]

Louisville’s Metro Council selected Dr. Deonte Hollowell to fill the 6th District vacancy caused by the death of George Unseld. [The ‘Ville Voice]

So maybe I’m not going to be the next Mrs. Gore after all? [TPM]

Rand Paul says the United States should cut defense spending in Europe and shrink our footprint abroad. So he apparently doesn’t support defending our country. [A Kentucky Newspaper]

Voter Consumer Research/Jan van Lohuizen is in the field polling for Republicans in Kentucky. Unfortunately, I’ve heard from two individuals who say VCR has called their home about the U.S. Senate race requesting to speak with people who are long dead or have never been registered to vote. [Just Saying]

Important Q: Should We Let Them Use The WC?

Daniel Mongiardo is lying about not having heard from Jack Conway since the election. Daniel actually bailed on a meeting with Jack and the governor. He’s run quickly away every single time Jack has reached out to him. But they’ve spoken – it’s silly for him to act like they haven’t. Jack’s also met with Daniel’s people and so have I (independently of the Conway world, obviously). He’s very quickly going to turn into a has-been if he’s not careful. Let’s get real for a second: It’s no secret that Jack’s probably done a half-assed job with Mark Riddle’s terrible advice, but he has reached out to Daniel. [Bluegrass Politics]

We get awesome comments about Todd Lally. Lally or one of his supporters is… maybe needs help? Judge for yourself. [We Get Comments]

And sometimes we get awesome comments from Paultards who have apparently zero clue what a food desert is. [Page One Gets Comments]

May food stamp participation increased by about 2,900 to 778,968. [Press Release]

Seriously? Foreclosing on a soldier’s paid-off home because he was two months late on Home Owners Association fees? [NPR]

Elena Kagan wanted to let trannies use the restroom at Harvard. Can you believe that? There is no way she is fit to be a judge if she wanted to let trannies use the restroom. [Mother Jones]

Woah, you need to listen to this Alvin Greene interview. It is scary to think that this guy doesn’t live in Kentucky. And alarming that he isn’t a robot. [Wonkette]

Mitch McConnell is awesome at blocking legislation that would benefit homeless veterans. [Daily Kos]

Kentucky is totally number one in some really awesome categories. [Barefoot & Progressive]

I don’t believe that anybody was “stunned” about Larry King’s announcement that his show will end this fall after 25 years. Thank goodness it’s over. Sorry, kids, just not a fan. [NY Times]

Southern Political Report’s Hastings Wyman thinks only black people care about the Civil Rights Act. [Click the Clicky]

Rand Paul’s income jumped $116,000 in the last four months of 2009 and his rental income dropped $76,000. You’ll want to read all about his Personal Financial Disclosure. Especially the parts his campaign wouldn’t discuss. [H-L]

Woah, Who Can We Blame Today's Heat On?

In March I told you that State Senate Republicans were paying Bill Nighbert for political advice. Today a Kentucky Newspaper reports that same information as fresh and new. [A Kentucky Newspaper]

Does anyone else find it hilarious that Mitch McConnell is commenting on matters of the military? [Rolling Stone]

An obese and awful individual in Frankfort sent me this story complaining about the latest in swimsuit trends. But I can’t find a problem with these tiny swimsuits. [HuffPo]

I’m not an apologist for David Williams in the least. But several months ago his family told me they bought a house in Frankfort. They’d been talking about it for years, as they were tired of paying rent and for hotel rooms. So this is once instance where the Williams clan is telling the truth. [Ryan Alessi]

The rumor was right. Ed Martin filed to run for congress in the 3rd district as a Libertarian. [SoS]

On the heels of Steve Beshear’s apparently couldn’t-care-less attitude about domestic violence comes news of the seminar held today about Amanda’s Law. [WKYT]

Jim Wayne & Melvin Henley have returned their wages for the special session. [Bluegrass Politics]

Is the universe merely a statistical accident? You know you’re a huge nerd and want to read this while getting lost in your mind for an hour. [HuffPo]

Jurors in the Karen Sypher-Rick Pitino extortion trial had to tell everybody where they stand on abortion, sexytime and their University of Louisville basketball game attendance habits. It’s a shame Sypher has been barred from speaking to the media. Cause we’ve heard some craaaazy sauce stuff over the past couple years. [A Kentucky Newspaper]

I’ve harped on this for a long time, but you should give Tony McVeigh’s story a read/listen. It’s an in-depth look at funding cuts at the Kentucky Long Term Policy Research Center. [WFPL]

Some Memorial Day Celebrations In Kentucky

Memorial Day is May 31st and you should attend a celebration in your area.

Here’s a list of events, courtesy the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs:

  • Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North: KVCN’s Memorial Day Event will take place at 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Monday, May 31. It will honor all the veterans and dependents interred since the cemetery opened on August 22, 2008. The guest speaker will be CSM Monty Lash, incoming 7th BDE Command Sergeant Major, Fort Knox. Colors will be posted and retired by the Grant County Veterans Honor Guard. Music by the Williamstown Choir.  Wreaths will be laid by family members of deceased veterans. Refreshments will be provided by the Ladies Auxiliary American Legion Post 24, Georgetown. The cemetery is located at 205 Eibeck Lane at the Williamstown exit off I-75.
  • Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West: KVCW’s Memorial Day Ceremonies begin at 11 a.m. (Central), Monday May 31. The ceremony is sponsored by VFW Post 1913, John Brame, Commander.  The guest speaker will by Dr. Dennis Swain, a Vietnam War Air Force veteran.  KVCW also sends a special thank you to The Fort Campbell American Legion Auxiliary Unit 233 for donation of all flags for the flag plaza, and to the VFW Post 1913 for replacing the U.S. Flag.  The cemetery is located at 5817 Fort Campbell Boulevard in Hopkinsville.
  • Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central: KVCC’s Memorial Day Ceremony begins at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 31. The ceremony is sponsored by VFW Post 10281 from Vine Grove.  The guest speaker will be Colonel Jarrold Reeves, Deputy Cmdr. 3d Sustainment Cmd. Ft. Knox. The First Battalion, 26th Infantry will be the honor guard.  Ms. Kentucky hopeful Jessica Caruso will sing the National Anthem.  VFW Post 10281 will dedicate a memorial stone for the scattering garden and place a memorial wreath. The cemetery is located at 2501 North Dixie Boulevard, Radcliff.
  • Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, Wilmore: THVC’s Memorial Day ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 31. The guest speaker will be Wayne Sparks.  There will be a Final Roll Call for our Thomson-Hood Veterans who have passed away since May 2009.
  • Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center, Hazard: EKVC’s Memorial Day Wreath Dedication will be held at the Paul E. Patton Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center at 2:00 p.m. on Memorial Day, May 31st.  Johnny Couch, President of the Hazard VFW, will be the guest speaker.  The Memorial Wreath will be placed by one of EKVC’s residents, a WWII Veteran who is 96 years old.
  • Western Kentucky Veterans Center, Hanson: WKVC’s Memorial Day Program will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 21.  Hopkins County Central High School Junior ROTC Air Force Cadets will perform the service, including posting of the colors by an Honor Guard, Pledge of Allegiance and reading poems written by the cadets.  There will be a slide show of the residents of WKVC who have passed since Memorial Day 2009 and the hanging of a wreath, concluding with TAPS and TAPS Echo.