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OH NOES YOU’RE ALL GONNA GET EBOLAD!!!1!

October 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Surrounded by cheering supporters, Mayor Jim Gray recently stood in the center of the airy first floor of Gray Construction as he detailed the accomplishments of his first term in office. [H-L] September brought more record heat globally, and meteorologists say Earth is now on pace to tie for the hottest year ever recorded. [HuffPo] [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Humor · Hypocrisy · Immigration · Iraq · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · RPK · Spotted · Taxes

Kentucky’s Small Towns Remain In The Dark

October 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Mitch McConnell drew a crowd of about 100 at the Republican Party headquarters here Saturday, a number that will undoubtedly be dwarfed by the crowd to see former President Bill Clinton when he stumps here Tuesday. [Sam Youngman] Predicting the ways in which Obamacare would fail and ruin America has been something of a cottage [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · FEAR! · Greg Stumbo · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Senate

Another Scary Week Of Spinning Polls Is Upon Us

October 7th, 2014 · Comments Off

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has regained a two-point edge over Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate Race, according to a new Bluegrass Poll. [H-L] The Supreme Court turned away appeals Monday from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions. [HuffPo] [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · Congress · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Poverty · Senate · The Gays

Miniature Texan Gets Crazier By The Minute

October 3rd, 2014 · 3 Comments

A Veterans Affairs hospital botched the treatment of a suicidal Marine by sending him to another medical facility even though he had an emergency condition, a federal judge said. [H-L] Rand Paul’s budget would have cut funding for agencies leading the ebola response. [HuffPo] Long story short: Mitch McConnell is full of whatever Joshua Powell [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Education · Environment · Health Care · Iraq · Journalism · Labor · Mainstream · Mainstream Mistake · Military · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul · UofL · Veterans · Wasted Money

Meanwhile, McConnell Spreads Climate Misinfo

October 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off

The two men who want to lead Lexington agree on many things, such as encouraging more downtown development and preserving area farmland. But Mayor Jim Gray, who is finishing his first term, and Anthany Beatty, an administrator at the University of Kentucky and a former Lexington police chief, differ on what needs to be done [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Corruption · Discrimination · Education · Environment · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Iraq · Law Enforcement · Military · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Senate · Stats · The Gays · Wasted Money · Youth

Louisville Council About To Take Fischer To Task

October 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off

A Woodford County High School student is at odds with administrators who put her into an alternative school and stripped her of her position as senior class president after she purchased from a classmate a pill that treats attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a suit filed in U.S. District Court in Lexington. [H-L] Victoria [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Economy · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Stats · Takin yer guns! · Youth

Watching Obama Run From KY Is Hilarious/Sad

September 30th, 2014 · Comments Off

Speaking to a crowd of several hundred people at the Lyric Theatre on Saturday night, philosopher Cornel West quoted everyone from Socrates to Sly Stone but always came back to W. E. B. Du Bois and the principles of integrity, honesty, decency and virtue. [H-L] When the United States suddenly announced last week that it [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · FEAR! · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Humor · Iraq · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul · Senate

Aaaand The U.S. Senate Race Starts To Get Crazy

September 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has a small ownership stake in a vacant Lexington property that city officials have repeatedly cited for code violations and threatened legal action against for nonpayment of more than $20,000 in storm-sewer fees and fines. [Sam Youngman] Lifting a ban on blood donations from gay men would increase [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Embarrassing · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Humor · Hypocrisy · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Labor · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Senate · The Gays

So Much For Obamacare Being The Scary Devil

September 19th, 2014 · Comments Off

Fact-checkers find fault with several claims made in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race. [Bluegrass Politics] The Obama administration on Thursday finally revealed how many people paid for Obamacare on the national and state health insurance exchanges: 7.3 million. [HuffPo] The U.S. Census Bureau reported this week that the nation’s poverty rate has declined slightly, which might [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Anne Northup · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Embarrassing · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Journalism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Poverty · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Senate · Stats · Youth

Bereans Still Fighting Over Anti-Gay Hatred

September 18th, 2014 · Comments Off

The most lethal form of black lung disease among longtime coal miners in Eastern Kentucky and nearby areas has spiked to the worst level in 40 years, according to a journal article published Monday. [H-L] Investments to help fight climate change can also spur economic growth, rather than slow it as widely feared, but time [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Senate · Stats · Taxes · The Gays