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Entries Tagged as 'Presidential Race'

Rand Paul Forgets Which State He Represents

September 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Candy Barr and Elisabeth Jensen offer vastly different prescriptions for Kentucky’s job woes. [John Cheves] Children hear hate speech and internalize it. [HuffPo] McConnell and Grimes also know their battle is not being waged in a vacuum. What happens outside Kentucky also will determine the political quality of life for the victor. [C-J/AKN] The deadly [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Andy Barr · Budget · Congress · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Embarrassing · Flashback · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Senate · Wasted Money · Youth

So Much For Obamacare Being The Scary Devil

September 19th, 2014 · No Comments

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

There’s A Kid In Need & Maybe You Can Help

September 16th, 2014 · Comments Off

Two men vying for Lexington’s top job traveled more frequently than the men who previously held their jobs, an analysis of travel records shows. [H-L] The proportion of coal miners who suffer from an advanced form of black lung disease has skyrocketed in central Appalachia in recent years, according to experts with the National Institute [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Giving Back · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Poverty · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Spotted · Stats · The Gays · Wasted Money

One Reason Rand Paul Will Never Be President

September 12th, 2014 · Comments Off

Let’s flash back to May 2010: And: This is still our collective reaction: MMM HMMM Yeah.

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Tags: Discrimination · Embarrassing · Flashback · Presidential Race · Rand Paul

Polls, Polls, Polls, It’s Nonstop Polls These Days!

September 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes pushed back Wednesday against public polling that shows U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell with a growing lead in Kentucky, releasing an internal poll that shows a race to be a dead-heat. [H-L] Have scientists had volcanoes all wrong? A popular theory has it that, at least in [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Iraq · John Yarmuth · Law Enforcement · Military · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Senate

Remember When Miniature Texan Went South?

September 9th, 2014 · Comments Off

Did you see Lil Randy when he was on the teevee talking about doctorin’ on all those folks in Guatemala? No? Here you go: It’s not like you were doing anything at work anyway. You had 26:47 to waste.

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Tags: Flashback · Health Care · Presidential Race · Rand Paul

Might As Well Hammer The Rand Thing Again

September 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off

Two-thirds of Kentuckians oppose changing the law to allow Rand Paul to run for senate and president at the same time. [H-L] As the debate rages about the best way to fix America’s public schools — from heated rhetoric on the role of standardized testing to wonkier discussions about the intricacies of curricula — a [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Barack Obama · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Health Care · Immigration · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Polling · Poverty · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · RPK · Takin yer guns! · Veterans · Wasted Money

Will Republicans Take The KY State House?

September 1st, 2014 · Comments Off

On this Labor Day weekend, most Kentuckians favor changing laws to allow employees to work without joining unions, according to a new poll that also says they want an increase in the minimum wage. [H-L] Hundreds of demonstrators tracked through pouring rain and blistering heat on Saturday, calling for accountability for the officer who gunned [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Health Care · Immigration · Iraq · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Polling · Presidential Race · Rand Paul

What’s Up With The Carroll County Sheriff?

August 29th, 2014 · Comments Off

Federal regulators have proposed fines totaling $245,000 against two companies accused of violating environmental rules in Eastern Kentucky. [H-L] The Asian American Journalists Association has called on Fox News to apologize for its recent segment on ISIS and the murder of US journalist James Foley. [HuffPo] Paid attendance at the 2014 Kentucky State Fair, held [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Flashback · Humor · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Presidential Race · RPK · Senate

Maybe Rand Paul Is An Attention-Starved Baby

August 29th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Dennis Parrett, a Democratic state senator from Elizabethtown, is “definitely considering” running for state agriculture commissioner in 2015. [H-L] Change of habit: how Seattle cops fought an addiction to locking up drug users. [HuffPo] They may be friends of coal but to the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund, they are Dirty Denier$ — politicians [...]

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Tags: Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · UK