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Entries Tagged as 'Peabody'

Your Friday Evening Dept Of Fair Fudge Comas

August 27th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Two big reasons why Rand Paul’s ideas about addressing the drug problem in Eastern Kentucky are completely bogus and not based in reality. [Here & Here] July food stamp participation in Kentucky jumped another one percent. Up 7,500 since June for a total of 794,818. 794,848! [Ugh] Things aren’t looking too swell for Jack Conway [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · FEAR! · Giving Back · Hypocrisy · Jack Conway · Journalism · Peabody · Polling · Rand Paul · Senate · Stats · The Gays

Absurdity: Visionary framework for energy policy?

September 5th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Wearing your bullshit goggles? Get ready. The stink is big. The following Democratic sell-outs and mouthpieces for big coal penned a letter to LEO: Rep. Jody Richards, Speaker of the House; Rep. Larry Clark, Speaker Pro Tem; Rep. Rocky Adkins, Majority Floor Leader; Rep. Charlie Hoffman, Majority Caucus Chair; and Rep. Rob Wilkey, Majority Whip. [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Jody Richards · Peabody

Jody Richards: Sellout

August 30th, 2007 · Comments Off

Why is it Stephen George is the only journalist to discuss Jody Richards‘ failure and public humiliation of the Commonwealth? Richards sold out to Peabody and, as George reports, called its energy incentive give-away an “environmental protection bill.” How batshit crazy must one be in order to refer to the $300 million stash Peabody is [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Jody Richards · Jonathan Miller · Kentucky Business · Mainstream Mistake · Peabody

Missing Free Media: Beshear? Fletcher?

August 22nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

FACT: A key plank of the Beshear-Mongiardo campaign is to quit the economic incentive giveaway game (aka corporate welfare) for out-of-state business. From Beshear’s Web site: “It is time we shift our economic development approach away from luring out-of-state businesses and industries that don’t need help with the promise of tax reductions, abatements and direct [...]

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Tags: Election 2007 · Ernie Fletcher · Gambling · Kentucky Business · Peabody · Steve Beshear

What’s that sound?

August 22nd, 2007 · 7 Comments

Why, it’s your future being flushed away! And the sound of Jody Richards saying the energy bill will “sail through” the house– spitting in the face of critics and Kentuckians for the Commonwealth. Damn those people who want to know about environmental impact. And we thought Jody had no backbone! We hear a cadre of [...]

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Tags: Jody Richards · Peabody · Wasted Money

Walks like a duck, talks like a duck

August 21st, 2007 · 11 Comments

Giving away the farm, car, boat and your neighbor’s dog. Jody Richards and the legislature want to give Peabody a $90million bond just to consider building a wasteful coal conversion plant in Kentucky. But that’s only part of the up to $500million freebie they’re offering up. Paying $800k-$1million to create each job makes keen financial [...]

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Tags: Geoff Davis · Greg Stumbo · Jim Bunning · Jody Richards · Mitch McConnell · Peabody · Wasted Money

Why Kentucky Can’t Have Nice Things

August 14th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Billy’s Earworm. On his new StraigtnFlush web site, journalist Billy Reed hammers the Fletcher Administration for its “hell bent determination to throw money at Peabody.” A month ago, even Dems agreed that attracting the Peabody plant would be good for the state. But as Billy points out, it ain’t so good for the environment, and [...]

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Tags: Education · Ernie Fletcher · Gambling · Peabody