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Entries Tagged as 'Presidential Race'

Rest Of Country Not Forgetting Rand’s Messes

April 16th, 2014 · No Comments

We mentioned it yesterday but here’s a bigger look at what the Wall Street Journal had to say about Rand Paul: Mr. Paul was in New Hampshire last weekend, speaking to conservative activists at the Freedom Summit, emphasizing the need for Republicans to do a better job of reaching out to Hispanics and African-Americans. It’s [...]

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Tags: Humor · Presidential Race · Rand Paul

The KDP Has Been Eerily Silent On Harassment

April 15th, 2014 · No Comments

Stung by criticism over its handling of sexual harassment allegations, the Kentucky House voted Monday to strengthen and diversify the Legislative Ethics Commission, which is supposed to police lawmakers’ conduct. [John Cheves] Attorney General Eric Holder is “cautiously optimistic” about how things are going in Washington state and Colorado following the legalization and state regulation [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Humor · Journalism · KDP · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Steve Beshear · The Gays

Alison Grimes’ Office Made A Major Mistake

April 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment

A University of Kentucky health survey that was emailed to students last week has drawn attention from a conservative-leaning news website for college students. [H-L] Former President Bill Clinton used the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act to criticize efforts in several states to restrict voting, notably photo identification requirements, saying they threaten to [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · College Sports · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Mainstream Mistake · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Takin yer guns! · The Gays · UK

Miniature Texan Spreading His Crazy Wings

March 27th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Kentucky Senate’s proposed state budget would reduce state inspections of underground coal mines by two-thirds and slash by one-third the funding of the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing. [H-L] The Supreme Court is hearing arguments on the religious exemption cases. Here’s how to get up to speed. [ProPublica] A ban on tolls for [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Budget · Campaign Finance · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Flashback · George W. Bush · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Takin yer guns! · Wiretapping

Kentucky Politicians Get Arrested Left & Right

January 14th, 2014 · Comments Off

Rand Paul appears to be addressing one of the big questions surrounding his potential run for president: Can he connect with the establishment donor base critical to winning the Republican nomination? [H-L] The scientific research community was left disappointed after lawmakers on Monday night unveiled a new spending bill that only partially restores the funds [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Senate

Rand Paul Presidential Polls: Big Waste Of Time

January 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off

The bearded, disembodied head of Col. Sanders is back providing a voice of satire at the University of Kentucky. [H-L] Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist apologized for backing a state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in 2008 during an interview with an Orlando LGBT publication on Tuesday. [HuffPo] Billed as a safer, cleaner way [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Flashback · Health Care · Humor · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · RPK · The Gays · UK · Wasted Money

Spoiler Alert: Rand Paul Won’t Be The President

December 23rd, 2013 · 1 Comment

A state law that would prevent U.S. Sen. Rand Paul from seeking the presidency and his seat in Congress on the same Kentucky ballot in 2016 is unconstitutional, claim supporters who are girding for a fight over the law. [Sam Youngman] Where do we get our political beliefs? Are they drilled into us by our [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Health Care · Jack Conway · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Poverty · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Senate · Steve Beshear · Wiretapping

UK’s Fun, Corrupt Secrecy Is Just The Beginning

October 28th, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Herald-Leader hit back at the gross secrecy at the University of Kentucky. Unfortunately, the editorial board didn’t go far enough in placing blame at the feet of Michael Karpf. Heads should have rolled when the corrupt man was hired. We’ve repeatedly written about that reasoning. He should be fired – immediately. Heads really do [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Health Care · Humor · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Senate · Steve Beshear · UK · Wiretapping


October 24th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Billionaire financier George Soros, a major Democratic donor, is backing an effort to persuade former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016, a spokesman said on Thursday. [HuffPo] A Richmond woman was given the oath of office last week as she joined the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights. Dr. Sandra [...]

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Tags: Discrimination · Economy · Education · FEAR! · Health Care · Mainstream · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · The Gays · Wiretapping

Woah, People Are Fighting Over Bill Monroe!

September 30th, 2013 · Comments Off

Three legislative leaders called Friday for a meeting of all legislative leaders on Wednesday to deal with “a leadership vacuum” caused by the resignation of Legislative Research Commission director Robert Sherman. [Bluegrass Politics] Seymour Hersh has got some extreme ideas on how to fix journalism – close down the news bureaus of NBC and ABC, [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Congress · Corruption · Flashback · Health Care · Jack Conway · Journalism · KY Supreme Court · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · The Gays · Wiretapping